LAST UPDATE: 1/23/15
There are a surprising number of Disney freebies available! Most of the FREE Disney offers on this page are direct from Disney, while other FREE Disney stuff is provided by independent Disney fan sites, manufacturers and other sources. You’ll find Disney freebies like vacation planning videos, downloadable games and backgrounds, and even recipes. And all of them are fun and FREE!
- Disney/Orlando/Southern California Sweepstakes and Contests
- FREE Video – The Incredibles
- FREE Vacation Planning Videos
- New!FREE Downloadable Park Maps for Walt Disney World
- FREE GPS Points of Interest (POI) File for Walt Disney World
- FREE & Cheap Things To Do at Walt Disney World
- FREE Disney Games & Downloads – Screensavers, Printables & More
- FREE Disney Recipes
- FREE Webcam and Satellite Views of Disneyland and Walt Disney World
Click here to see a frequently-updated list of sweepstakes and contests with Disney prizes, as well as prizes that include trips to Orlando or Southern California.
Disney has a video service called Disney Movies Anywhere. It allows you to view Disney videos on a wide variety of devices, including iPads, iPhones, Android devices and personal computers, using Apple iTunes, Google Play or Vudu. For a limited time, if you create a Disney Movies Anywhere account (which is FREE) and link it to an iTunes, Google Play or Vudu account (which are also FREE if you don’t already have one or more of them), Disney will add a FREE copy of Wreck-It Ralph to your account. An extra bonus is that if you have a Disney Movie Rewards account and use the same sign in to create your Disney Movies Anywhere account, Disney will add any of your Disney Movie Rewards movies that have a digital copy included to your new Disney Movies Anywhere account, and will add any future movies you register as well, again as long as they came with a digital copy.
To get the free movie, sign up with Disney Movies Anywhere and with one of the three video providers (if you don’t already have an account with one or more of them). Then log into your Disney Movies Anywhere account, select the Account menu from the gear-shaped drop-down, and then select “Connect Account”. Select one of the accounts, and follow the instructions to log into you other account and link them. Note that the user interface is confusing, and makes it look like you can only link to one of the accounts at a time. In fact you can link to all three simultaneously, and your Disney movies will be available on all three services (plus Disney’s own web site).
Please note: so far, Disney Movies Anywhere is only available to residents of the USA and US Territories. If the past is any guide, Disney will almost certainly add Canada and the rest of the Commonwealth countries at some point, and probably other countries over time, but no one knows when. Keep checking back.
- If you have an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, click here to download the Disney Movies Anywhere app from iTunes.
- If you have an Android device that has Google Play access (which doesn’t include the Amazon Fire tablets or phone), click here to download the Disney Movies Anywhere app from Google Play.
- If you want to use a PC or Mac, you can go directly to the Disney Movies Anywhere web site and sign up there.
- You can also sign up for a FREE account on Vudu, and you get five FREE HD video rentals with signup. Vudu is mostly useful if you want to use a Roku or other streaming set-top box or smart TV (as long as it has the Vudu app on it) to play back your movies.
If you’re planning a Disney vacation, be sure to request a Disney vacation planning DVD, which they will be happy to send you for FREE. It can take some time (as much as a month or more) to arrive, so order one early!
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For years, Disney had free customizable printed maps that they would send to guests who requested them, but they ended that program near the end of 2014. However, they now have downloadable PDFs, which are the same maps you would get in the parks. They can be copied onto your phone or tablet, and they’re very detailed and zoomable. You can print them, but unless you have a large-format printer, the text gets pretty small.
- Click here to download a PDF map of all of Walt Disney World. (Warning: this map isn’t remotely to scale. Everything looks crammed together, but in fact the parks and resorts are much more spread out.)
- Click here to download a PDF park map of the Magic Kingdom.
- Click here to download a PDF park map of Epcot.
- Click here to download a PDF park map of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- Click here to download a PDF park map of Animal Kingdom.
- Click here to download a PDF park map of Downtown Disney.
- Click here to download a PDF park map of Blizzard Beach.
- Click here to download a PDF park map of Typhoon Lagoon.
There is an exclusive FREE MouseSavers Points of Interest file you can upload to your Garmin, TomTom or Magellan GPS unit, which will help you navigate to pretty much anywhere in the Walt Disney World area that is mentioned here on the site: all the theme parks and water parks, hotels (both on- and off-site) restaurants, shopping, and more.
Don’t miss our huge list of things to do at Walt Disney World (and nearby) for FREE or very inexpensively. Nothing on the list requires park admission! To view the information about cheap and FREE activities at Walt Disney World, click here.
The links in this section go to official Disney-operated sites that offer freebies. Many of the sites were set up by Disney to promote a certain movie when it was released. If you find one of the sites below is now “dead,” please let us know.
Movie/TV Promo Sites
Most of the sites below were set up by Disney to promote a certain movie when it was released in the theaters or on DVD, or a Disney Channel show. Disney often keeps the older sites going for years, but sometimes they suddenly shut one down or stop supporting it. If you find one of the sites below is now “dead,” please let us know.
- Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Games and Downloads – Here you’ll find direct links to many movie-related downloads, most of which are promotions for DVD or Blu-ray releases. Some are duplicated below; others are not easy to find except through this link.
- Disney’s Big Hero 6 site has a FREE mini-game.
- Disney’s Malificent site has FREE mini-games, downloadable wallpapers and printable activities.
- Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted site has a FREE mini-game, downloadable wallpapers and printable activities.
- Disney’s Frozen site has several FREE mini-games, downloadable wallpapers, and activities.
- Disney’s Cars 2 site has several FREE mini-games, downloadable icons and wallpapers, and activities (papercraft, recipes).
- Disney’s Winnie the Pooh site has several FREE games and activities.
- Disney’s Tangled site offers FREE games and activities, plus wallpapers, buddy icons and a screensaver!
- Disney’s The Princess and the Frog site offers many FREE downloads, including wallpapers, messenger icons and a screensaver, plus FREE games, coloring pages and more.
- Disney’s A Christmas Carol site has quite a few freebies: two online games, two Facebook activities, a “virtual tree,” wallpapers and printable activity sheets. Look under “Christmas Future” to find them.
- Disney/Pixar’s Up site has FREE wallpapers, icons and a screensaver, plus four FREE games and a FREE activity pack with both online and printable activities.
- Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs site offers FREE wallpapers, a screensaver, email signatures, and a game.
- Disney’s Pinocchio site has a few FREE games, some wallpapers and lots of printable activity sheets.
- Disney’s Sleeping Beauty site offers four FREE games, wallpapers, screen savers, buddy icons and email signatures.
- Disney’s Toy Story site has a couple of FREE games and some printable activities.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas site offers a couple of FREE games, messenger icons and a wallpaper.
- Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E site provides a FREE “build-a-bot” activity, games, wallpapers, FREE messenger icons and widgets.
- Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille website offers FREE backgrounds, messenger icons and lots of games.
Theme Park Promo Sites
The sites below were set up by Disney to promote various theme park celebrations or the opening of new theme park attractions. Disney often keeps the older sites going for years, but sometimes they suddenly shut one down or stop supporting it. If you find one of the sites below is now “dead,” please let us know.
- Finding Fantasyland is a rather dazzling interactive site celebrating the opening of New Fantasyland in Walt Disney World. This beautiful game-like experience is narrated by David Ogden Stiers (the voice of Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast).
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue has links to some printable Star Tours crafts and recipes from Disney’s FamilyFun magazine.
- Disneyland.com sets up special “mini sites” devoted to Halloween and Christmas each year. These sites usually include FREE printables, games and/or activities related to the upcoming holiday.
- Check out the Mission: SPACE website, where you can download FREE screensavers and wallpaper, send e-postcards and play the “Space Race” game.
General Disney Promo Sites
- New!At the Build Your Disney Side website you can choose the features that best express your family’s Disney Side to build your stick figure family. You can download the image for FREE or order a FREE personalized decal (1 print per household, allow 4-6 weeks for delivery).
- The Disney Princess website offers FREE dress-up activities for each Disney princess and links to over a dozen princess-themed games.
- At the Disney Magic Artist website, you can download FREE play sets, calendars, greeting cards, coloring pages and a scrapbook maker!
- At the Desktop Stop, you can download dozens of FREE desktops and wallpapers featuring Disney characters, for both PC and Mac computers.
- Disney Movie Rewards is a FREE online program that allows you to earn points for each Disney movie you see (by submitting scans of your ticket stubs) or buy on DVD or Blu-ray (by submitting codes from the packages). The points can be redeemed for various Disney merchandise prizes. Sometimes there are freebies just for being a member.
If you eat something you love at a Disney restaurant and you’d like to try duplicating it at home, ask your server if you can get the recipe. In most cases the chef will be happy to supply it.
Here are some sites where you can get Disney restaurant recipes for FREE:
- The Disney Cruise Line Blog, an unofficial Disney Cruise Line information blog, has collected some great recipes for food and drink from the menus of Disney Cruise Line restaurants and lounges.
- The Disney Parks Blog frequently publishes recipes from the theme park and cruise ship restaurants.
- Disney Insider has a whole section called “Taste of Disney” devoted to recipes from Disney restaurants and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
- Check out this fun Disney site with recipes from Cat Cora and the Muppets!
- The Disney Food Blog has a great collection of Disney recipes from the theme parks and Disney Cruise Line.
- AllEars.net has collected dozens of Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line recipes, categorized by the location where they are served.
- Intercot Info Central offers lots of recipes, mainly from the resort restaurants at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
- DisneyRecipes.com is another unofficial site for Disney-related recipes, though a little difficult to navigate and has not been updated since 2007.
- Want to see Disneyland for FREE? The Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel & Water Playground offers views of Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure theme parks via its “Mattercam”.
- For a 3D satellite view of the theme parks check out Google Earth. You can download the software for free and explore Walt Disney World, Disneyland, even Disneyland Paris or Tokyo Disney Resort on your home computer! Thanks to Michael for info.
- You can also see detailed aerial views with Microsoft Bing Maps “Bird’s Eye” View. If you scroll around the map, you can see parts of Disney World in incredible detail. MouseSavers.com reader Tammy L reports that you can even read all of the words on the Pop Century resort! Note that the Bird’s Eye images are only gathered every few years, so they can be several years out of date. It’s still fun to see the various parks and resorts from the air.