5 free (lower stress), non park activities around Disney World

There is so much to do at Disney World without even entering the parks and if your child has had enough of crowded theme parks then it is good to have a few other ideas to fall back on. Here is our round up of our favourite free or cheap ways to spend a few hours in the evening while we are at Disney!

1. Mini golf
If you buy a ticket in the UK it normally includes the mini golf. There are two courses to choose from, one is Fantasia themed and the other winter summer land themed (it even snows!). These are two of the best mini golf courses we have played and with one game a day included on your ticket, it’s a great free way to spend an evening.

2. Movies under the stars
Each of the Disney resorts hosts a free movie night. You can turn up and watch your favourite Disney films under the stars!

3. The Chip and dale campfire with smores at Disney’s Fort Wilderness
We discovered this a few years ago and were amazed to find out we could attend even though we were not Disney resort guests. We had a great evening cooking marshmallows on sticks over the open fire and making smores, then meeting two of my personal favourite characters, Chip and Dale!

4. Community Halls
Community Halls, found in the resorts are places to relax, like games rooms.
They have games like foosball, air hockey, pool and table tennis. There are also other things to do such as craft activities, watching TV and checking out books to read.
Some Community Halls are free to resort guests and others charge a fee.

5. Watch the fireworks from the Polynesian resort beach
If you don’t want to go into the busy Parks in the evenings but you still want to see the fireworks then a great place to watch them is from the beach at Disney’s Polynesian resort. You can see the castle over the lake where the Magic Kingdom fireworks take place and the music is piped back to the beach speakers. We watched the Hallowishes fireworks this way last year as we didn’t have tickets for Mickey’s not so scary Halloween party but still wanted to see the amazing firework display.

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