Welcome to the next stop on Magical Blogorail Orange. Today we are discussing freebies at the Disney Parks.
When it comes to Disney vacations, I’m a border line hoarder. I save anything and everything. Once time, back when Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! was in it’s prime at Disneyland, I took enough confetti from the parade that I have a purse I occasionally still find some in. Over the years, however – I’ve found the best free stuff comes from your Disney Resort Hotel (with a few exceptions). Don’t believe me? Here’s what I’m talking about…
1. Toiletries - Nothing makes your shower more magical than a Mickey soap bar, or what’s left of your Mickey shampoo. (I’ve also been known to reuse the bottles on other vacations since they’re so freakin’ cute).
2. Hotel Maps – I keep a running scrapbook of events in my life. From movie tickets to Disney Trips, everything gets a page. And for those Disney Tip pages, most have the hotel map serving as the background. It’s fun to remember how long of a trek your room was to the bus stop, or alternatively, how close you were to the pool. Those are the little things that make a Disney vacation that much more magical, and they’re perfectly represented by the sharpie based diagram a concierge draws for you when you check in.
My favorite towel creation to date. Where else are you going to get a memory like this? No where that’s what.
3. Hotel Keys – These may now be a thing of the past, but in that case your magic band can take their place. I’ll miss the keys to the world though, they were always such a good memory of the vacation (especially with the addition of your trip dates on the bottom).
4. The Experiences – Okay, so maybe this is a little bit of a cop out – but I don’t know of any other hotels that will do any (much less all) of the following: build you a towel animal in your bathroom at the end of every night, have headboards that give a firework show on demand, feature greetings from animated characters (both Princesses and mice) or any of the 100 other things you can get to experience at any given resort hotel. Plus, you get even more opportunities for free photo shoots, for example, here’s a lovely photo my girlfriend and I took in front of the Grand Floridian Christmas tree:
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is This Roller Coaster Called Life.
Here is the map of our Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop – Dad for Disney – Free Water at Walt Disney World Counter Service Locations
2nd Stop – For the Love of Disney – Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
3rd Stop – Superheroes and Teacups – Free Fun at Epcot’s Club Cool
4th Stop – Adventureland Pam – My 5 Favorite Free Things to Do at Disney World
5th Stop – Bibbidi Bobbidi Booze – Freebies From Your Disney Resort Hotel
Final Stop – This Roller Coaster Called Life – Freebies at the Disney Parks: Park Maps