Three budget-friendly family activities around the Magic Kingdom

Chip & Dale campfire ©The Walt Disney Company

Chip & Dale campfire ©The Walt Disney Company

Disney Vacation Guide: Cheap family-friendly fun in the Magic Kingdom

There are all kinds of things to do outside of attractions and shows in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom that don’t cost an arm and a leg.

The following are three of the best budget-friendly activities in and around the Magic Kingdom:

Go fishing

Spend some time with your little ones at a fishing hole at the Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds. You’re practically guaranteed to catch something as the fishing areas are stocked with bass, catfish and blue gill. Get a cane pole and some worms for a very nominal cost (roughly $9/day per pole with a special family rate of around $14 for a half hour for up to 6 poles). It is catch and release so don’t plan on catching your dinner!

Toast marshmallows

Also over at Fort Wilderness there’s an evening campfire program open to all Disney World guests. It starts with a sing-a-long and marshmallow roasting. Bring some snacks with you or buy a S’more kit, some pizza or a hotdog. Chip and Dale will make an appearance to sign autographs! Bring a blanket and plan to stay and watch a Disney movie on a big outdoor screen. All of this is totally free for Disney guests!

Watch the Electrical Water Pageant

After the evening fireworks in the Magic Kingdom, the Seven Seas Lagoon comes alive with color. More than 50,000 light bulbs and fourteen lighted, 40-foot long floats presenting an array of designs from leaping dolphins to sparkling flags. Doesn’t cost a thing to watch the show!

Tell us…

What’s your favorite free family activity to enjoy?

  • Debrah

    This is one awesome blog.We love WDW and my we make sure to visit every year. Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

  • Mack

    I have never been to Florida and it is my wish to be over there with my family one day to enjoy the best holidays time. By the way, all these three activities are really worth doing with beloved ones during vacation time.

    If in future, I got the chance to visit Florida to enjoy holidays, then I definitely going to experience all these three activities.

    Thanks for sharing such a superb information and I enjoyed a lot.