LAST UPDATE: 5/16/13
Some of the FREE Disney-themed items 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 FREE Disney stuff like vacation planning videos, maps, downloadable music, games, apps, even recipes. And all of them are fun and FREE!
- Disney/Orlando/Southern California Sweepstakes and Contests
- FREE Vacation Planning Videos
- FREE Customized 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 Character Call and/or Video for Your Child’s Birthday
- FREE Disney Games & Downloads – Apps, Screensavers, Printables & More
- FREE Disney Recipes
- FREE Webcam and Satellite Views of Disneyland and Walt Disney World
- FREE Virtual Visit to the Adventurers Club
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.
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 awhile (as much as a month or more) to arrive, so order one early!
Walt Disney World
- US & Canadian residents click here to order.
- UK residents click here to create your own online planning video.
- Australia & NZ residents click here to order.
Disney Cruise Line
- Click here to order your FREE Disney Cruise Line® Vacation Planning DVD! (US, Canadian and UK residents)
- Click here to order FREE customized park maps for your Walt Disney World vacation. Delivery takes approximately 3 weeks, so plan ahead. You can order one set every 6 months.
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 my 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.
Sign up for the Disney Junior mailing list and enter your child’s name and birthday. Starting 5 weeks before the big day, you’ll receive a reminder email with instructions on how to schedule a personalized greeting for your special boy or girl. Have Mickey, Minnie, or Jake send their birthday message in an animated video, a phone call, or BOTH!
The links in this section go to official Disney-operated sites that offer freebies, or to official Disney-produced apps. Many of the FREE apps below were set up by Disney to promote a certain movie when it was released. If you find one of the apps or sites below is now “dead,” please let me know.
FREE Disney Game/Activity Apps for iPhone, iPod Touch and/or iPad
Disney now has too many FREE apps to list (to see them all, go to the iTunes App Store and search DISNEY), but below are some of the newer, more interesting and/or worthwhile game and activity apps:
- New!Disney Memories HD - Add a Disney touch to your photos by posing (virtually) with a Disney character or choosing from 100+ “decoration items” including photo stickers, attraction-themed filters, frames and more.
- Disney Carnival - Discover magical Disney stories and activities with the FREE Disney Carnival App. Enjoy puzzles, coloring and even create music with Mickey Mouse!
- Where’s My Water? FREE – Limited version of this very fun and popular Disney game.
- Where’s My Perry? FREE - Limited version of a cute Disney game featuring Agent P.
- Jake’s Never Land Pirate School – FREE pirate-themed app.
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally Appisode – FREE interactive app based on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
- Fix-It Felix Jr – FREE 8-bit style game tied in with Wreck-It Ralph.
- Disney Fish Hooks – FREE physics-based adventure puzzle.
- Disney Second Screen: Bambi Edition is a beautiful iPad app that gives you access to over 1000 galleries from the film, allows you to scroll through interactive flipbooks, play challenges and more.
- Disney Second Screen: Lion King Edition is a beautiful iPad app that includes over 1000 galleries from the film, plus allows you to scroll through interactive flipbooks and play challenges.
- Disney Second Screen: Lady and the Tramp Edition is a beautiful iPad app that includes over 800 galleries from the film, plus allows you to scroll through interactive flipbooks, play challenges and even draw and paint your own characters.
FREE Disney Theme Park Apps for iPhone, iPod Touch and/or iPad
Disney now has too many FREE apps to list (to see them all, go to the iTunes App Store and search DISNEY), but below are some of the more useful theme park apps:
- My Disney Experience is a Walt Disney World app for iPhone and iPad that allows you to check ride waits and FASTPASS return times, book dining reservations, find out where your favorite characters are, and more!
- Disney Mobile Magic - Disney World and Disneyland ride wait times, FASTPASS return times and maps.
- Disneyland Explorer for iPad allows you to explore Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, the themed suites at the Disneyland Hotel and much more. Watch for animation and fun surprises as you scroll through the adventures.
- Disneyland Paris – This FREE app offers all kinds of great information for use in the Disneyland Paris parks.
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 me 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 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 me 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
- 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 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.
- Another satellite view site is Microsoft Virtual Earth. If you click on the bird’s eye view, 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!
One of my favorite places of all time was the Adventurers Club at Pleasure Island in Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World. Sadly, it closed, along with all of the other clubs in Pleasure Island, on September 27, 2008. Fans of this truly unique Disney creation have mourned its loss ever since.
One fan has spent over 700 hours creating a “virtual Adventurers Club” using Garry’s Mod, a modified version of the source engine used in the Half-Life game series. His amazing creation allows you to “walk through” an impeccably detailed 3D version of the Adventurers Club on your computer, and interact with some of the items in it.
You can see a FREE 11-minute video walkthrough of the “virtual Adventurers Club” on YouTube. Note that a weapon always appears on-screen due to limitations of the source engine.
In order to use the actual “virtual Adventurer’s Club,” you have to download it (FREE) and if you don’t already have one, buy a copy of Garry’s Mod for about $10. You also need to own a game that uses the source engine. Here is a link to a Garry’s Mod tutorial.