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Free Stuff at Disney World, this may be useful someday
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Free Stuff at Disney World... Uh Free stuff and Disney is an oxymoron for surely you have paid for all that free plus even more. No bargains there, but still fun!
Free and Disney are not normally words that you think of going together. Yet despite the generally pricey nature of Disney travel, there are plenty of free things to be had at Walt Disney World. Here’s a list of no-cost items both large and small that can enhance your Disney vacation experience. Food Sweets. More than 50% of the time I that I visit the Main Street Confectionery, there is cast member walking around with a tray full of samples for guest to try. I’ve tasted Krispie treats, cookies, bits of cake, and even cotton candy. Plus, there is almost always a tray of fudge samples sitting on top of the main display case. You won’t be able to fill up here like you might at your local Costco, but if you’re looking for just a bit of sweet to satisfy your palate after your meal, the Confectionery is the place for you. Water. The water bottles sold throughout the parks cost about $2.50 each. If you want to hydrate for free, simply walk up to any counter service restaurant and ask for a cup of ice water. They’ll hand it over at no charge. Add a lid and a straw to your cup, and you’ve got almost the same level of portability as a bottle. Soda. Stop by Club Cool at Epcot and drink your fill of eight flavors of Coke products from around the world. These range from the sweet Smart Watermelon from China to the bitter and, in my opinion, totally yummy, Beverly from Italy. The Club Cool drink stations are supplied with tasting-size cups, but you’re welcome to stay and taste as much as you want for as long as you want. I’ve even heard rumors about guests filling empty water bottles and taking their soda to go. Ice. When answering questions for the Walt Disney World Moms Panel, I have often seen questions from international guests asking if ice is available at the Disney hotels and how much it costs. They can rest assured that there are free ice machines at all the Walt Disney World resorts. Meals for infants and toddlers. Children under the age of three will not be charged for food at Disney’s buffet and family-style table service restaurants when dining with their families. Dining. Disney often uses free dining plan offers as lure to entice guests to visit during historically low-crowd times. If 2012 follows the pattern, it will be fairly easy to travel to Walt Disney World and receive free dining from mid-August through early October. However, there is a definite caveat emptor with this. Depending on your eating habits and where you stay, free dining might end up costing you. Check out Tom Bricker’s excellent analysis of whether free dining really makes sense. Salad. Several of the Disney World counter service restaurants feature a “toppings” bar with lovely fixin’s for your purchased burger: lettuce, tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, shredded cheese, and more. I’m not putting my personal stamp of approval on this one, but it is common knowledge in some circles that you can make yourself a substantial, and free, side dish for your meal from this quasi-salad-bar. A cupcake. You say it’s your birthday? Yes, it’s your birthday (nudge, nudge, wink, wink). Tell your server at any table service restaurant and there’s a decent chance that she’ll gift you with a complimentary cupcake. No guarantees, but worth a shot. Memorabilia Celebration buttons. If you’re celebrating, be it a birthday, anniversary, first visit, family reunion, or anything else really, stop by the Guest Relations office at any of the theme parks and they’ll give you a free button with which to publicly proclaim your celebratory status. Maps. You’re saying, “Yeah, so?” Well, park maps are a resource you shouldn’t overlook. Save them for your scrapbook. Frame them for playroom decor. Use them for small-item gift wrap. Turn foreign-language maps into a great teaching tool for your child’s school language lessons. Stickers. If you spend a day a Disney World, a cast member will hand you a sticker, or possibly many stickers, white, round, and emblazoned with the smiling mug of Mickey Mouse. It’s just something that happens. Entertainment Fireworks. You want to see the evening fireworks, but you don’t want to pony up for park admission? No problem, just head over to a nearby resort and watch from there. Great spots for Magic Kingdom fireworks viewing include the beach at the Polynesian and the bridge at the Contemporary between the main building and Bay Lake Tower. For Epcot fireworks, try the beach at the Beach Club or Boardwalk. Electrical Water Pageant. If you’re watching the fireworks outdoors at a Magic Kingdom area resort, stay after to watch the charming electric water pageant. This series of barges shows a sweet and simple light display synchronized to music while cruising around Bay Lake. Disney true confession time: This is one of my favorite attractions in all of Walt Disney World. Street performers. Weather permitting, you can find magicians, musicians, jugglers and more performing on the Boardwalk. Park yourself on a bench and enjoy the show. Campfire and movies. Again weather permitting, many resorts show free movies in the evening, often outdoors on the beach or by the pool. All are welcome, just give a call to your favorite resort and ask what’s playing. The most elaborate of these free movies is the nightly Chip & Dale campfire sing-along at Fort Wilderness. The chipmunks and a guitar-playing friend greet guests before the film. Play time. Do you have a Lego lover in your house? Stop by the Lego store at Downtown Disney. You can stay as long as you like, playing with unique Lego shapes and racing Lego cars.Holiday decor. From mid-November through early January, Disney is dressed in its holiday finest. Much of the best holiday decor is located in the resorts: a life-sized gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian, a train display at the Yacht Club, a tree decorated with African ornaments at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and more. You’re welcome to stop and admire them with no charge. Animal viewing. If your kid is interested in animals, stop by the Animal Kingdom Lodge. There are many viewing stations where you can observe giraffes, zebras, and other exotic species for as long as you like. Come in the evening and you may be able to borrow night-vision goggles for viewing creatures in the dark. Park admission for preschoolers. The best reason ever to bring your two-year-old on vacation, kids under the age of three are allowed in the theme parks at no charge. Services Transportation to Walt Disney World. If you’re flying into Orlando International and staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel, Disney’s Magical Express service is included with your room. This free shuttle to and from the airport offers a savings of about $75 over taking a cab to the World, each way. Transportation within Walt Disney World. Anyone who is partaking of any part of Walt Disney World is welcome to use any of the free on-property transportation, including, boats, monorails, and buses. You don’t have to be staying at a Disney hotel to qualify, you don’t even have to be visiting a theme park. Parking. Guests staying at Disney hotels can park for free at the theme parks. Off-site guests will pay $14 per day. Self-parking is free at all the Disney hotels and Downtown Disney. Photography. The PhotoPass photographers in the parks will take pictures with their cameras at no charge, but it will cost you big to actually buy the photos. Bypass this charge by asking the PhotoPass photographers to use your camera to take your picture. They’re happy to do it and most of them are pretty good at composing a shot; they do it all day long. Wi-Fi. This is a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE new development. There is now free in-room and public space wireless Internet service at the deluxe and convention center hotels. If your hotel hasn’t been upgraded to free Wi-Fi yet, feel free to camp out with your laptop or iPad in the lobby of any of the deluxe hotels. It’s a comfy place to get some work done. Package delivery. If you’ve taken the decidedly not-free step of buying merchandise in the parks, Disney will gladly take it off your hands so you can enjoy the rides, and more shopping, unencumbered. Packages can be sent for free to either a pick-up area at the front of the park, or even to your Disney hotel. Luggage storage. Check-out is at 11:00 a.m., but your flight’s not til 7:00 p.m.? No problem. Just drop your bags at the hotel Bell Services desk. They’ll hold your luggage in a secure location until your departure, at no charge. Luggage transfer. If you’re switching between two Disney hotels mid-trip, Bell Services will move your luggage between locales for you, for free.
Free Stuff at Walt Disney World
Free Stuff at Disney World, great tips for anyone planning a Disney trip!
Haiku Trail on Oahu, HI.
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Haiku Trail on Oahu, Hawaii Awesome
Haiku Trail on Oahu, HI. Beautiful place, but I would probably be too scared
Stairway to Heaven (Hawaii)
Haiku Stairs (Stairway to Heaven) Shrouded in mist, Kauku Valley, Oahu, Hawaii
36 Incredible Places To See On Earth
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Terraced rice fields of #YuanyangCounty #China The 22 Most Unbelievably Colorful Places On Earth
Rice Field Terraces in Yunnan, China - Yunnan is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the far southwest of the country spanning approximately 394,000 square kilometers (152,000 sq mi) and with a population of 45.7 million (2009). The capital of the province is Kunming. The province borders Burma, Laos, and Vietnam. (Wiki Info) | #Places #Travel #Photography #Yunnan #China #RiceFields |
Thierry Bornier took this amazing photograph of terraced rice fields in Yunnan, China. The aerial view of the different sections of the rice fields shows a wide range of colors, and National Geographic chose it as Photo of the Day on June 20, 2010.
A terraced rice field in China that looks like stained glass.
Terraced Rice Field, China Photograph by Thierry Bornier, My ShotYunnan, China, is a beautiful place for shooting rice field terraces. Download Wallpaper (1600 x 1200 pixels) Photo Tip: When shooting aerial photography, stay pretty low, usually at about 1,000 feet (300 meters) above the ground. High equals hazy in aerial photography.
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one of my absolute favorites!
St. Augustine, has always been a favorite quote of mine!!
St Augustine travel quote
my favourite quote
Underwater train in Venice
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Underwater train in Venice... I was amazed when I came across this impressive picture and placed it high on my bucket list on things to do in Europe. However I've recently found out that it's nothing but FAKE. Tip for travelers make sure you do some research on your destinations otherwise you may be a little disappointed and could even reck your holiday!
Bucket List: Underwater train in Venice #bucketlist #travel #
Underwater train in Venice, Italy. Bucket list sort of thing but might be creepy
I'll be glad I pinned this the next time I need to travel.
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Packing List idea. Always use a packing list even if you make your own. Keeps you organized and from forgetting things. Nothing is worse then being 3,000 miles away from home and realizing you forgot your medications.
Travel checklist. Remember to add international calling to your cell phone and alert your bank and credit card companies to your travel plans.
Trip packing list... great idea!
Travel packing list. A must have checklist!
packing check list -- might be a good Idea to print some out and have them handy for each person before a trip. With 5 boys, this could be a life saver!
Packing list perfect to use for any trip from weekend getaways to two week vacations.
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Monday Morning Motivation: Travel
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. -Ralph Waldo Emerson #travel #quotes
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not - Ralph Waldo #Emerson #travelquote #quote
I need to do this... "save maps, tickets, and pictures from abroad to create travel memory wall art, great for an office."
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save maps, tickets, and pictures from abroad to create travel memory wall art- cute idea!
Save maps, tickets, and pictures from abroad to create travel memories wall art, so cool...I've already got a ticket stub shadow box...this would be cool too...
Save maps, tickets, and pictures from abroad to create travel memories wall art. #travel #travelideas #scrapbook #shadowboxes #ideas
Save maps, tickets, and pictures from trips to create travel memories wall art. Use a Cricut or Silhouette to cut the letters from a large photo and spell the name of the place. Cool!
Save maps, tickets, and pictures from abroad to create travel memories- wall art in a shadow box
Flight attendant shows you how to pack 10 days worth of clothes into a carry-on... i will be happy i pinned this next time i pack
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Flight Attendant travel tips - how to pack clothes for a 10 day trip into a carry on bag!
How to pack for a flight.
Flight attendant shows you how to pack 10 days worth of clothes in a carryon
article from the New York Times on how this lovely flight attendant packs for 10 day trips
A flight attendant shows us how to pack 10 days worth of clothes in a carry-on, from the Everyday Minimalist. Includes a link to the original New York Times slide show. Note: The carry-on used would PROBABLY be too big for Ryan Air's regs...
Great packing trips for those travel junkies like myself!
might make Hawaii easier to pack for. Flight attendant shows you how to pack 10 days worth of clothes into a carry-on... i will be happy i pinned this next time i pack
Great tips on packing toiletries and makeup to meet TSA requirements from Une Femme d'un Certain Age
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Great tips on packing toiletries and makeup to meet TSA requirements from Une Femme d'un Certain Age #LifeHack #travel #packing #flying
Drat Those Pesky Liquid Carry-On Restrictions! | une femme d'un certain âge http://unefemme.net/2012/04/drat-those-pesky-liquid-carry-on-restrictions.html
You've got the world at your feet - TRAVEL IT!
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Erin ,Brian .. Ned ballerina model Harper’s Bazaar Magazine 1962
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Venice, Italy. Added to my bucket list.
Bucket list: gondola ride in Italy
italy italy italy DREAM VACATION! Going there in 2 years (:
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italy italy italy!!! i want to travel here one day <3
Disney Tips N Tricks. oh my word this lady knows so much about disney.
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Walt Disney World Tips 'n Tricks! - I'm so ashamed to admit I've been sucked in to this kind of stuff for planning our '13 Disney trip. I swear I'm not a crazy Disney mom. But this blog looks useful.
Disney World Tips N Tricks. This lady has been over 40 times. Useful info if we ever make it to DW.
This lady has been to DisneyWorld over 40 times in her life!! EVERYTHING we'd need to know (for when we can save for years and finally go ONCE)
Walt Disney World Tips N Tricks! For our next Disney vacation
Planning your own Disney trip? Everything Disney World! Disney Tips N Tricks
Walt Disney World Tips And Tricks! Well this rocks!
Tabacon Hot Springs at the foot of the Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
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Tabacon Hot Springs, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica www.costaricarios.com #costarica, #hotsprings, #honeymoon
Travel bucket list! Tabacon Hot Springs at the foot of the Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica.
Tabacon Hot Springs - Near Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica #honeymoon #travel #costarica
Cheapest Way To Travel ♥
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The Best 23 Resources for Cheap, Free, or Paid Travel - I will be reading this for guide adventures :)
How to become the jack of all travel: a beginner's guide to traveling the world for free- The Best 23 Resources for Cheap, Free, or Paid Travel (Part 1) | escapenormal
The Best 23 Resources for Cheap, Free, or Paid Travel ...ideas
Moorea - a Tahitian island
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Moorea Honeymoon destination
moorea (by bora bora and tahiti)... house
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crystal clear water....
beautiful honeymoon or even vacation idea
Moorea Travel Guide o.O
French Polynesia HELLO
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Hawaii - one of my dream vacation spots
Kauai, Hawaii: So rugged and green! If I could live on any Hawaiian island, it would be Kauai.
Kauai, Hawaii's Island of Discovery
Kauai, Hawaii - Hanalei Bay on Kauai's North Shore
Hanalei Bay, Kauai This is truly a beautiful place, touched by God's hand
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Honeymoons Travel: Belize Honeymoons from The Knot
Deciding between an adventure and a beach retreat can be tough, especially if you each want a different kind of trip. The good news is that in Belize, you can work in both types of activities without losing a day to traveling. It‘s an exercise in blissful compromise -- spend a few days lazing by the water with a rum punch in hand, then spend a few more hiking along a jungle trail in the wilds of a beautiful, exotic country. And don‘t worry -- you can get a cocktail in the jungle too. Before You Go: Need-to-know info Entry requirements: Valid passport Language: English (Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna, and Creole are also spoken) Currency: Belizean Dollar (BZ $2 = US $1) Flight time: 5 hours from NYC, 8 hours from LA, 6 hours from Chicago Tipping: 10 - 15% if tips aren‘t included in the bill When To Go: Belize at its best Best weather: Late-November to late-April is the dry season in Belize Best prices: June to mid-November, but you run the risk of vacationing during a hurricane What To Do See the diversity: Belize feels a little more authentic and untouched than your typical Caribbean tourist destination, partly due to the fact that it doesn‘t pull in quite as many tourists as some of the other countries on the Caribbean. The diverse population -- Belize‘s citizens have Creole, Mayan, and Mestizo (to name just a few) origins -- make for a rich cultural experience when you‘re walking through any local town. Belizeans are very welcoming to tourists, so feel free to talk to them about the best places to eat, shop and take in the local flavor. (Belize was British colony until 1981, so you can easily get by speaking English.) Since Belize is tiny -- about the size of Massachusetts -- you can really see a lot of the country in one week. You can trek through a lush rain forest in the morning, hop on a flight that lasts about as long as a sitcom, and lounge on a picturesque beach that same afternoon. Commuter airlines in the area are both reliable and affordable, but beware: If you‘re not comfortable flying on a 13-seat plane, you may want to look into renting a four-wheel drive car -- it may be an extra few hours on a bumpy dirt road, but you‘ll still get to your destination that same day. Relax on the cayes: The islands off of Belize‘s coast (the word cayes is pronounced "keys") each offer a different experience, and it‘s easy to get from one to the other by water taxi (perfect for day trips). Visit South Water Caye for high-end, exclusive surroundings where you can go diving at the nearby Glover Reef Atoll famous for its coral reefs and remote and secluded setting. Caye Caulker is a rustic island known for its old fishing settlement and great opportunities for snorkeling, diving, and other water sports. A slightly more touristy (but still beautiful) beach spot is Ambergris Caye, an island whose southern tip is about 35 miles from Belize City that‘s been developed with hotels and resorts, mostly in the city of San Pedro. From here, take a diving day trip to Belize‘s famous Blue Hole, a blue sinkhole made famous by Jacques Cousteau. Here you can descend 140 feet in to a limestone cavern whose roof collapsed 10,000 years ago, leaving a circle of unimaginably blue water. The sinkhole is 1,000 feet in diameter and 412 feet deep. Explore the jungle: Step off the beach and surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the rain forest (some resorts like the Maruba Resort Jungle Spa and Blancaneaux Lodge are situated right in its midst). Take excursions to ancient Mayan ruins deep in the jungle, go swimming in a river (nothing says romance like kissing under a waterfall), or just kick back at your resort and enjoy the view of the canopy. Adventure: Bring your hiking shoes. We love the fact that wherever you are in this country, there‘s something to do to get your adrenalin pumping. Climb the ruin that still holds the record as the tallest manmade structure in Belize: It‘s at the Mayan site at Caracol. Hop in a tube and drift on a river through a cave where you‘ll see stalagmite formations and bats hanging from the ceiling at Jaguar Paw Jungle Resort (not for the claustrophobic), or snorkel Belize‘s 185-mile long barrier reef (the second longest in the world and the longest in the Western Hemisphere). Just southeast of Ambergris Caye in Shark Ray Alley, swim with (as the name suggests) nurse sharks and stingrays. -- Miles Stiverson
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Belize sounds amazing. A little bit of adventure and a little relaxation. Perfect!
Myan temple Belize