It doesn't have to be The Most Expensive Place on Earth.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
May 29, 2019
Courtesy Walt Disney World / Todd Anderson

So you're headed to Disney World. While you may think that all mouse-eared smiles come accompanied with a surcharge here and a fee there, you can actually enjoy a surprising about of things for free at the Orlando theme parks. Read on for five complimentary offerings.

1. Wi-Fi

You didn't think the Most Magical Place on Earth was going to charge you to share the magic with your friends, now did you? You can get complimentary Wi-Fi via the "Walt Disney World Resort" network at all of Disney World's parks, Disney Springs, and Disney's BoardWalk.

2. A birthday celebration button

Score some birthday pizzazz with a free Disney celebration button at any Disney resort, Guest Relations in any of the parks, or at Disney Springs, per Theme Park Tourist. Disney also has buttons to mark anniversary trips and first-time visitors of Disney World. 

3. And delicious treats

You can likely score free treats on your special day with that celebration button you're wearing. Theme Park Tourist reports you can get free dessert at many Disney sit-down restaurants. No guarantees, but make sure your birthday button is visible and be sure to be friendly with your waiter.

4. Water

Bringing your own reusable water bottle to Disney World is better for the environment and your wallet (Disney World offers many water fountains throughout the parks). Placing an order at a quick service eatery in the parks? You can also ask for a free cup of ice water.

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5. A wonderful art gallery visit

While in Orlando, carve out time to visit the art gallery inside of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and you won't be disappointed.

What's your favorite freebie at Disney World? Share your secrets with us, Mouseketeers.

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