Disney is a magical place. You have to admit that! I tried to remember how many times I’ve been to Disney since having children… and I’ve lost count! It’s close to 20 — and I’m not kidding! I go for work mostly… but we’ve taken the children at least once a year since 2005.
Needless to say, I know my way around. And I know what to do and what not to do. I also know what to do that is low cost and entertaining. Once we enter the park, we try to be really careful with our spending. You can get caught up with Main Street in a heartbeat, right?!
Here’s our list of favorite things to do. We do them every year. The children REALLY look forward to these activities and believe me – they won’t break the bank.
10 Things To Do At Disney World For Under $10: Pin Trading
You can buy some pins at Disney to get started… but here is a little secret. You don’t have to trade Disney pins to get Disney pins. You can trade ANY pins. Go to eBay and get a bunch of cheap pins for under $10 and get the party started!! All you have to do is go up to any Disney employee and ask them to see their pins. Then trade one of yours for one of theirs! It’s super fun! We had the best luck at Hollywood Studios for some reason.
10 Things To Do At Disney World For Under $10: Score Challenges
This one is actually FREE. Some rides breed competition. Get on line and prepare for battle. There’s a lot of smack talking while waiting which is part of the fun. We love it!! Pictured above is the Buzz Lightyear ride at the Magic Kingdom.
10 Things To Do At Disney World For Under $10: Dole Whip
We share one of these as a family when it’s time for a snack. Please tell me you’ve had Dole Whip before. Please tell me you know where to find Dole While. It’s… magic. It’s…everything! Pineapple ice cream? Are you kidding me?! You can’t get it anywhere else. Well, actually there is one other place to get it. Watch the video to find out where:
10 Things To Do At Disney World For Under $10: Campy Photos
Obligatory. It has to happen. You know it. I know it. Don’t just let the kids do it. You have to jump on board too!
10 Things To Do At Disney World For Under $10: Catch a Parade (or three)
There are plenty of parades to see. Stop running around and find a place to watch one! The kids will have so much fun looking out for their favorite characters.
10 Things To Do At Disney World For Under $10: A Walk Through T-Rex
Downtown Disney is SO FUN! Their T-Rex restaurant is one of our favorite stops. If you can’t stay for lunch, be sure to walk through the gift shop and spend some time with the animated dinosaurs. Your children will love it!
BONUS: Visit the LEGO STORE a few steps away and play with some free lego.
10 Things To Do At Disney World For Under $10: Mandatory Castle Shot
It’s free. It’s perfect. You need one in the morning and at night. They have two totally different feelings. Super special!
10 Things To Do At Disney World For Under $10: Search for Hidden Mickeys
They are everywhere!! Seriously! You can either look online ahead of time and have a list ready so you know where to go. Or just roll with it!
10 Things To Do At Disney World For Under $10: Princess Meet and Greet
The lines might be long for the newer princesses (think Frozen). So, be sure to use your Fast Passes!!
10 Things To Do At Disney World For Under $10: Campfire Party with Chip and Dale
This is actually FREE and at the Wilderness Lodge (hotel review here). I stayed there during my last visit and heard about it. Super fun!
It’s a start, right?! I know the majority of these things were free. But I had to find a way to include the Dole Whip in my list!! It was so worth making it “$10 and under” JUST TO DO THAT. LOL
Hope you have a great time during your next trip!!