Tot Five: Free Ways to Plus Your Experience

Walt Disney World offers a lot of entertainment for the price of admission.

While there are plenty of attractions to keep you and your Mousekatot busy, Disney also offers some additional ways to add a little extra pixie dust to your vacation.

So here is our Tot Five ways to plus your family’s Disney experience for free.

1. Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

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Hades and his henchmen are trying to take over the Magic Kingdom and only you can stop him with the help of favorite Disney characters.

To play this interactive game that takes place on screens throughout The Magic Kingdom, go to the Firehouse on Main Street U.S.A.  Here you will receive a pack of cards, like the image above, to help aid you on your quest.

When you reach the interactive screens you will hold up the card that you selected to cast a spell to try and defeat the villains.

You get one free pack of cards, per park ticket, per day. So if you are traveling with a big group and not everyone is interested in playing, still have everyone go to the Firehouse and get their free pack of cards.

For an additional fee, you can go to the Emporium and pick up a game board that will allow you to play the game at home.

2. KidCot Fun Stop at Epcot

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A lot of kids, and some parents, think that World Showcase at Epcot can be boring for little Mousekatots. Many of the countries feature plenty of shops and restaurants but can sometimes be light on attractions that would be appealing to the younger set.

Disney has answered this by offering various KidCot Fun Stops at the different countries.

At these stops, kids can do a craft at the stations and receive a stamp from the host of the fun stop that represents that country.

Your Mousekatot will love to collect the stamps and learn a little more about the different countries represented.

For an added cost, you can purchase a passport to put the different countries’ stamps in instead of having them stamp the craft that is made.

3. Flag Retreat Ceremony

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While this special ceremony isn’t targeted for Mousekatots it is still something the whole family will enjoy and helps to remind people of their patriotism.

 

Each day in Town Square on Main Street U.S.A. a special ceremony is marked to lower the flag for the day.

The event includes a tribute to veterans, the pledge, “Star Spangled Banner” played by the philharmonic and “God Bless America” as members of the color guard remove the flag and fold it properly.

To make the event extra special, a guest veteran is handed the flag.

There is also a short procession down Main Street U.S.A. complete with a medley of U.S. military songs.

If you have a veteran that would like to be included in the ceremony, visit Town Hall early in the day.

4. Wilderness Explorers

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Anyone who is a fan of the Disney/Pixar film is acquainted with “Up,” which features the Wilderness Explorers, a sort of boy scout organization. The character Russel was a member of the group.

Now your Mousekatot can have the opportunity to earn Wilderness Explorer badges by completing different tasks through out Animal Kingdom.

When they sign up for the program, at a Wilderness Explorer kiosk in Animal Kingdom, they will receive a book that contains all the different tasks and a place to put the stickers they receive for completed tasks.

The nice thing is that this program can be completed on different trips to the park and you can do it at your own pace.

5. Phineas and Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure

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Just like at the Magic Kingdom, you are charged with a mission to stop evil forces at work. This time you need to go on a scavenger hunt around World Showcase at Epcot to stop Dr. Dofenshmirtz.

 

To participate, guests need to find the kiosk pictured above located near the Odessy bridge. After signing up, participants will receive a communicator that will be used to send you clues to help you on your hunt.

By completing different tasks, and using the communicator to interact with different scenes in the park, you can stop the evil doctor.

This would be a great activity to get the whole family involved in the fun.

Which of these five activities are you most looking forwarding out with your Mousekatot? For us, it would be the Wilderness Explorers. We plan on taking advantage of this on our upcoming trip.

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