I pride myself on being a budget fashionista and hunting for the best bargain I can get. Budgeting and bargain hunting doesn’t have to end when you visit Walt Disney World. In fact, Disney Springs is full of free experiences for the whole family.
Free Chocolate: I have a major sweet tooth and chocolate is definitely my kryptonite. If you are craving something sweet, head over to Ghiradelli’s Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop. Cast Members here hand out free samples throughout the day. This is a great way to get a sugar buzz without spending any money at all! Free chocolate? Yes, Please!
Live Music: Disney Springs is packed with restaurants that play live music throughout the week. If you are planning on eating dinner anyway, you might as well enjoy some free entertainment to go along with it.
Goofy’s Glaciers: Located in Goofy’s Candy Co. you can sample any flavor you want. When I went in October, the store was practically empty of other guests and we each tried about three different flavors. This is a great way to cool down, sugar up, and not spend a dime. With the amount of glaciers I tried for free, my sweet tooth was satisfied and I was feeling cooled down and ready for another adventure.
Play with LEGOs: Whether you are three or 93, there is something really fun about playing with LEGOs. The LEGO Store at Disney Springs lets you express your creativity and build something unique. Go ahead, be a kid again!
Watch a Demonstration: Arribas Brothers and Art of Disney are both locations where you can watch true artists at work. Glass blowing demonstrations are available at Arribas Brothers and you can watch an artist sketching a favorite Disney character or scene at AoD.
Parking: Unlike the parks, Disney Springs offers free parking! There isn’t really much more to say about that except AWESOME!
Splash Pad: Outside of Goofy’s Candy Co. there is a splash pad for kids of all ages to cool down. Water squirts and jumps from one pad to the next – try to catch it or try to dodge it. Just make sure you have some extra dry clothes on hand.
Take a Photo: Disney Springs is filled with plenty of photo opportunities. Whether you are using your own camera skills or ask a PhotoPass Photographer to get the whole family in the shot, photos make a great (free!) souvenir.
Pin Trading: Pin Trading is always free at Disney, but not as many guests are looking to trade at Disney Springs. Head into World of Disney to trade pins with Cast Members and enjoy some window shopping while you’re at it.
Enjoy the Breeze: Disney Springs is located on Bay Lake which provides and beautiful view and cool breeze to relax by. I especially love grabbing a bench by the lake in the early evening and taking a couple of moments to relax and enjoy the moment before heading off to my next Disney adventure.
Did I miss any of your favorite free experiences at Disney Springs? Let me know what your favorite free Disney Springs activity is in the comments!
Monica is an Alumna of the Disney College Program. When she is not walking down the middle of Main Street USA you can find her wandering the World Showcase, or enjoying a Dole Whip while racing to her favorite attractions. When she is forced to endure life outside of Walt Disney World, you can find her in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she lives and works. You can visit her Disney lifestyle blog here.
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