6 free things to do on your next Disney World vacation -- yes, really

Disney on a dime isn't as difficult as you may think

ORLANDO, Fla. – We'll bet you never thought the words "Disney" and "cheap" could go in the same sentence. Well, guess again.

While the Disney theme parks are great and full of fun, they can also get very crowded and when the sun is out, the temperatures can drain you of all your energy.

We’ll show you how to have fun on Disney property without ever scanning a MagicBand or swiping your credit card.

Everything on our list is free. The only reason you'll spend money is if you plan on doing any shopping or decide to buy a drink or two.


Rooftop fireworks

If the "Happily Ever After" fireworks are on your bucket list, consider watching them from high above Cinderella Castle. Nothing can top a view of the Magic Kingdom at night. Our favorite place to take in this serene view is from the top of the contemporary resort at the California Grill.