LAST UPDATE: 10/3/22
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 Vacation Planning Videos & Guides
- FREE Downloadable Park Maps for Walt Disney World
- FREE & Cheap Things To Do at Walt Disney World
- FREE Disney Games & Downloads – Screensavers, Printables & More
- FREE Disney and Pixar Courses on Khan Academy
- FREE Disney Theatrical Theater at Home Curriculum
- FREE National Geographic Activities for Kids and Resources for Educators and Parents
- FREE Disney Stories, Videos and Activities for All Ages
- FREE Disney Recipes
- FREE Webcam and Satellite Views of Disneyland and Walt Disney World
Check our list of sweepstakes and contests with Disney prizes, as well as prizes that include trips to Orlando or Southern California. We update this list weekly.
If you’re planning a Disney vacation, you can watch a variety of Disney online videos or order brochures and guides, which actually have a good amount of useful information. Disney no longer sends out their Disney Cruise Line, Walt Disney World and Disneyland vacation planning DVDs, but the online videos have all the same content.
Walt Disney World & Disneyland (California)
Disney Cruise Line
Disney’s Aulani Resort
Adventures By Disney Guided Tours
Walt Disney World has FREE 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. Note: sometimes you get an error when attempting to download one of these maps. This just means Disney’s servers are getting overloaded. Hit “refresh” a few times and it will eventually load.
- Download a PDF map of the Magic Kingdom.
- Download a PDF map of Epcot.
- Download a PDF map of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- Download a PDF map of Animal Kingdom.
- Download a PDF map of Blizzard Beach
- Download a PDF map of Typhoon Lagoon
- When we last checked, Disney didn’t have current PDF versions of their printed guide maps for Walt Disney World Resort or Disney Springs. You can view scrollable interactive maps on Disney’s web site via the links below:
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!
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.
- Disney Movies – Use this page to search for FREE Disney movie-related activities, games and downloads. Some are duplicated below; others are not easy to find except through this link.
- Disneynature Born in China site has a downloadable educator’s guide and activity packet.
- New!Disney Encanto site has a downloadable activity packet.
- Disney/Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur has a sketching tutorial video.
- Disneynature Penguins site has a downloadable activity packet and educator’s guide.
- Disney Raya and the Last Dragon site has a downloadable activity packet.
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.
- Walt Disney World has a “tourist” website for Pandora – The World of Avatar. You can read about the history of Pandora, use the 360 degree “Pandora cam” to see what’s going on with the wildlife or ask an ACE (Alpha Centauri Expeditions) expert a question about Pandora.
General Disney Promo Sites
- The Disney Games website offers FREE games you can download based on Disney movies and television shows.
- The Disney Princess website offers FREE dress-up activities for each Disney princess and links to over a dozen princess-themed games. There are also YouTube videos that teach you how to draw the Princesses and Princes.
- 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.
Imagineering in a Box is a FREE online course created by Disney Imagineers to share how they use a wide range of skills – from story development and conceptual design, to math, physics and engineering – to create immersive experiences. This module was designed for middle school and high school students. Each activity can be done by one person on their own or in a classroom setting. There is also a teacher guide.
Pixar in a Box is a FREE online course that demonstrates how math, science, computer science and humanities are used to create movies at Pixar. They all begin with a lesson on the artistic challenges faced in that department, followed by a second lesson on the technical underpinnings. This module has content for grade 3 and up. There is also a teacher guide.
Disney Theatrical has created a FREE at home version of The Lion King Experience theater art curriculum. Originally created for school and community groups, this version is for students to work through on their own at home. There is a Kids Experience for ages 8-11 years old and a JR Experience for ages 12-15 years old.
The National Geographic Society is a non-profit scientific and educational organization that partners with The Walt Disney Company to run their magazine, TV channels, website and more.
National Geographic has a digital hub, NatGeo@Home, with FREE resources, including lessons for educators, hands-on activities, games, quizzes, videos and tips for parents. On NatGeo@Home you find access to:
- National Geographic Society’s Learn at Home portal which has FREE resources organized by grade that include lessons on social studies, geography, science and more.
- Explorer Classroom features FREE live talks with Nat Geo Explorers, such as scientists, photographers and film makers. Students or student groups can register in advance for one of six spots to ask questions during the talk. You can also watch the videos at the later time.
- Nat Geo Kids Books offers FREE learning activities including downloadable worksheets with experiments, and fill-in-the-blank activities.
Disney Magic Moments is a website where you can find FREE Disney content, stories and resources, from Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, Walt Disney Animation Studios, National Geographic, Disney Parks and more. You can watch a performance of the JAMMitors using items from their own homes, download a Pixar background to use on your next video call, watch Disneyland’s new Magic Happens parade, take a virtual ride through “it’s a small world”, or listen to stories read by celebrities such as Ming-Na Wen or John Stamos. Disney continues to add new videos and content to this site.
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.
- Oh My Disney has recipes from Disney restaurants and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
- 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.
- 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.