Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Freebies at Disney

free cookie

Nestle sponsors the Junior Chef Program where kids learn to follow a recipe and bake real Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookies. When they're fully baked, they get to sample the cookies they made. They also get to keep their chef’s hat!

The program is available for children aged 3-10. They must sign-up for this in advance and book a time.
Location: In Future World’s “The Land” on the lower level near “Living with the Land.”

Need a free pop.

“Club Cool” is sponsored by Coca Cola and features samples of beverages they sell around the world. It’s self-served and you can drink as much as you want.
Location: In Future World past the Epcot Character Spot.

Visit Downtown Disney.
It costs nothing to visit Downtown Disney. There are lots of fun shops to stroll through and plenty of people watching opportunities. Don't miss the snoozing man made from lego or the fabtastc magnets at Magnetron Magnetz. Stop in the Art of Disney store - They run a trivia quiz every day and give out prizes if you get them all right!

Watch the Magic Kingdom Fireworks
From the beach of the Grand Floridian or Polynesian. You can park at the resorts for a short time for free. Tell the guard you are visiting the hotel coffee shop.

Take a free tour of Wilderness Lodge
Check with guest services for times and details.

Watch the Electrical Water Pageant
It takes place each night on Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake - times vary. A long line of barges are transformed into a magical light show. It is short - just a few minutes long but is one of the overlooked treasures of Walt Disney World. It can be seen from the beaches of the Grand Floridian and Polynesian and the Fort Wilderness Marina and Beach

Nature Trails at Fort Wilderness
There are many miles of trails at Fort Wilderness, through pine and cypress woods. All free.

Visit The Boardwalk
Best in the evening. Just stroll and take in the atmosphere. There's usually lots of "street entertainment"

Visit the The petting farm at Fort Wilderness.
The petting farm is open 7 am to dusk a. There is free day parking at Ft. Wilderness.

Take the free garden tour at the Yacht & Beach Club Resort.
Call guest services for times

Take the free lobby tour at Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Take a boat ride.
From Dixie Landings to Downtown Disney. Take a stroll round Downtown Disney and catch the boat back to your car at Dixie Landings.

For $14.00, your child can get their first haircut at The Harmony Barbershop near Main Street USA. Disney will make it memorable by giving them mouse ears that say “My 1st Haircut” and other fun stuff.
The barbers here are professional stylists and showmen who have lots of tricks to make little ones feel comfortable and enjoy their special treatment.
The shop is located between the Car Barn and the Emporium – just before Main Street. There are lots of cool antiques like a working Western Electric phone box.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week
Costs of Services:
Adult Cut: $17
Child Cut: $14 (12 and under)
Beard & Mustache Trim: $10
Colored Gel: $5

Fun Facts!
Did you know that at the Norway pavilion in Epcot, each day the first guest on the Maelstrom ride receives a free Viking hat that says "Viking of the Day"?

did you know that the tiles in the Morocco pavilion at Epcot World Showcase were created by Moroccan artisans brought in from Morocco by Disney? This may not seem too remarkable in and of itself. But take a look at each of the mosaics on the walls. You will notice that each mosaic has at least one cracked/flawed tile in it. This is because these mosaics, created by Moroccan artisans who worshipped Allah, believed that only Allah can create something that is "perfect". So every mosaic was purposely flawed by the artists in respect to their beliefs.

At 580 acres, the Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom park is five times the size of the Magic Kingdom, making it the largest Disney Theme Park in the world.

Mission Space requires more computers than a NASA space shuttle

Pirates of the Caribbean did not open until 1973, 2 years after MK opened..originally Imagineers thought Pirates would not be popular in Florida due to its proximity to the Caribbean, but Guests demanded it, and it quickly became the most popular ride at the park

The Cinderella Castle Suite used to be a Reservation Call Center

Other meanings for the acronynm Epcot: Experimental Polyester Costumes of Tomorrow, Every Person Comes out Tired, and Every Paycheck Comes on Thursday  


Grandma Bonnie said...

Your post is great. I am glad you know all about this important stuff. I really need to stick with you when we visit the park. I will never remember this list.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!