Freebies From Your Disney Resort Hotel

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


19 thoughts on “Freebies From Your Disney Resort Hotel

  1. I love the hotel freebies! I had a huge bag of shampoos and conditioners, but I think I’ve finally used them all up (I pack them for our other trips because I seriously love the Disney shampoo!) I still have a big bag full of soaps, though. We’ve also got some great family pictures in the Deluxe hotel lobbies (and you don’t even have to be a registered guest to take advantage of the pictures!)


    1. Such a good point about the lobby photos! I think that’s my favorite tip on the list. The hotels are so pretty and visiting them is such a great way to get out of the bad weather and/or rest up for more park fun later in the trip.


  2. I thought I was the only one who saved there past Keys to the World! I have also saved Fastpasses that I didn’t get to use. I guess I’m a bit of a Disney hoarder too. Lol!


  3. I have to admit that I take any scrap of paper from the room. Never quite know when I will want it for the Scrapbook or for a craft project. I think the Disneyland Hotel staff think I was eating the coasters by the number of those that went missing.


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