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5 Inexpensive and Free Things to Do at Walt Disney World Resort

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Want to have fun but need to stay within the budget? Here are cheap and free things to do at Walt Disney World that don’t cost a lot of money but are super fun!

In Walt Disney World, there is always something to do that will keep you entertained. Although there are plenty of experiences that cost a bit more to add to your itinerary, some worthwhile experiences are very cheap. You can even go days in Disney World without spending any additional money for transportation, or entertainment. That’s because there is so much free live entertainment, scenic surroundings, and complimentary transportation to take you around the resort.

Whatever you decide to spend while eating and shopping, the rest is pretty much taken care of. You can even go around collecting free samples. However, let’s say you wanted an extra experience, for something you may not have done before in Disney World.

Here are some free and cheap things to do at Walt Disney World you can have that don’t cost a lot more money to do. If you have a favorite cheap Disney World experience, please share it in the comments!

5 Cheap and Free Things to Do at Walt Disney World

1. A Pirate’s Adventure ~ Treasures of the Seven Seas

This Magic Kingdom experience is actually free. It’s also very easy to overlook. However, it is a great way to dive deeper into the fun of Adventureland and discover secrets during a series of interactive quests for treasure. In order to participate in A Pirate’s Adventure, you just need to sign up in the back of Adventureland across from the seating for Tortuga Tavern and Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe.

The playtime for these challenges is approximately 20 minutes, but there is no pressure to do it within that time. You are perfectly welcome to enjoy other attractions and come back to the challenge. It’s just like a side quest in a video game. When ye finish each of the six challenges you get a collectible commemorative card!

2. Harmony Barber Shop

One of the best-kept secrets in Disney’s Magic Kingdom is that there is an actual barbershop in Town Square. It’s a little out of the way and you have to open the door to go inside, which is rare in a Disney park for available attractions or services.

If you are looking for a fun inexpensive Disney World experience that is totally unique, you should consider getting a haircut at this Main Street establishment. Its under $20 for kids and adults to get haircuts at Harmony Barber Shop. They even have a first haircut package that’s only $25. This awesome memory includes a certificate to commemorate the event and a pair of first Mickey Ears.

3. Behind the Seeds Tour

If you’ve ever priced the tours at Walt Disney World you may have been shocked at how expensive most of them are, considering you have to pay that cost on top of the ticket price. There are some exceptions to this, including free tours you can take at some deluxe resorts like Wilderness Lodge, or Animal Kingdom Lodge.

However, one in-park tour you can take without breaking the bank is the Behind The Seeds Tour in Epcot. If you have ever been to the Land Pavilion in Future World, you may have noticed or been on the Living With the Land boat attraction, which provides a glimpse into Disney World’s agricultural program. The Behind the Seeds Tour is an in-depth walking tour that provides more insights into the operations of the pavilion for only $25.

4. Miniature Golf

For less than $15 you can play 18 holes of Miniature golf in fun Disney themed interactive environments.

There are two golf courses to choose from – Fantasia Gardens, which is located near Hollywood Studios, and Winter Summerland that is located near Blizzard Beach. This is a really inexpensive way to have some family fun in Disney World if you Don’t want to go to any of the parks.

5. Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

This is by far one of our favorite free things to do at Walt Disney World.

If you have never played Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, you are missing out. This is one of our favorite free things to do at Walt Disney World. We’ve played this interactive scavenger hunt with the kids since they were toddlers. Hades has an evil plan to make the Magic Kingdom park his new summer home. He’s enlisted the help of Cruella, Scar, Jafar, Maleficent, Ursula, Yzma, Ratcliffe, and Dr. Facilier to help track down 4 enchanted crystal shards, which are hidden throughout the park.

It’s up to you to foil their plans and save the day. Stop by the Firehouse on Main Street, U.S.A. to sign up and receive your Sorcerer Key Card, Merlin’s mystical map and spell cards. Games take between 20-30 minutes and can be played throughout your trip. The kids love that it allows us to explore and see places we might have missed otherwise. It’s a perfect activity when you have a wide range of ages in your party because there is something for everyone.

Atlantic Dance Hall on The Boardwalk

Get your groove on with the 21 years old and older crowd at the Atlantic Dance Hall. While I don’t consider myself that much of a dancer, dancing at Atlantic Dance Hall was the perfect way to end a great night out with friends. 

What are your favorite free things to do at Walt Disney World when you’re on vacation? 

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