Jun 11

Top 5 Freebies at the Walt Disney World Resort

i love freebies disneyFreebies you say?  Freebies at Walt Disney World?  “Why yes Virginia, there are freebies at Walt Disney World.”  And here is our list of the top 5 freebies at the Walt Disney World Resort!

5. Duffy Kidcot Souvenir – Looking for a free souvenir to take home? Pick up a “Duffy” Kidcot souvenir in Innoventions at Epcot and take a stroll around World Showcase. Pop into the Kidcot area at each of the World Showcase country pavilions for a special stamp on your Duffy stick, color and then have the characters around World Showcase sign your Duffy Souvenir. It’s Free!

4. Celebrate Buttons – “What will you celebrate?” It seems as though everyday is a cause for celebration at the Walt Disney World Resort. If you are celebrating something while visiting Walt Disney World let it be known by grabbing one of the free “Celebrate” buttons available at any Guest Relations counter throughout the parks. From birthdays, to anniversaries, to 1st Visits and everything in between, there’s sure to be a Disney Celebrate Button to commemorate the occasion!

3. Ghirardelli Chocolate in Downtown Disney – It’s hard to walk by Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop in the Downtown Disney Marketplace without swinging in for a free square-de-jour! Simply enter the doors to the Chocolate Shop and you’ll be rewarded with a free piece of Ghirardelli’s chocolate! Nestled in between the “Basin” and “Team Mickey”, it’s a must-do when strolling around Downtown Disney.

2. Soda at Club Cool – Tucked into a corner of Future World in the Epcot theme park is a magical place where you can cool off from the Florida heat, sample some free soda and get your shoe stuck to the floor. Joking about the floor part, well kinda. Club Cool has eight different varieties of soda from all over the globe and you can drink free-of-charge till your thirst is quenched, or at least until “Beverly” stops you dead in your tracks.

and the TOP #1 Spot goes to……(drum roll please)…..

1. Fastpass – These little beauties give you the “power” to skip the line at some of Walt Disney World’s most popular attractions. Depending on what time of year you visit the Walt Disney World Resort, lines can reach in excess of 120 minutes for some of the more popular attractions. Armed with your park entry ticket and a little planning you can turn that wait time into something significantly smaller with the use of Disney’s free Fastpass system available at all four Walt Disney World theme parks.  And almost as good as the freebies are the great offers that Florida4Less has to offer on your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort.

*this post brought to you by Florida4Less

Oct 09

FREE Soda at Walt Disney World!


Have you discovered this spot?  You know…the one to go to for as much free soda as your belly will hold inside the Walt Disney World Resort…

It’s one of the best hidden gems and its tucked away inside of Disney’s Epcot Theme Park.  It’s Club Cool! (formerly Ice Station Cool)  Club Cool is a great place to hang out and cool off when touring in Florida’s often sweltering heat.  And who doesn’t like a free soda right?

The Club Cool attraction is sponsored by Coca-Cola and it jives with the whole World Showcase Theme by featuring sodas from around the world.  These are sodas that you would otherwise not be able to sample unless visiting abroad.

The interior of the club is decorated pretty funky and there are several self-serve soda kiosks dispensing fizzy goodness!


What’s on Tap at Club Cool

Krest Tap #1 – Krest Ginger Ale (Mozambique) – Ginger has long been used as a medicinal herb throughout Africa, so it is not surprising that Krest Ginger Ale is a popular drink in Mozambique.

Word on the Street – Nope…it doesn’t taste like toothpaste.  This one tastes just like a good ole’ fashioned Ginger Ale




Tap #2 – Fanta Kolita (Costa Rica) – Fanta Kolita captures the essence of two Costa Rican traditional drinks.  Aqua dulce, which translates to ‘sweet water’, is sugar cane dissolved in water. Frescas are mixes of crushed fruit  and water.

Word on the Street – The Fantanas might ask you if you “Wanna’ Fanta”?  This drink tastes like a strawberry fizz punch. YUM!



BeverlyTap #3 – Beverly (Italy) – Beverly, with its bitter flavor, is a popular non-alcoholic aperitif that stimulates the appetite before dinner.

Word on the Street – This tastes like it was made from the water that Luigi and Guido used after cleaning the floor of Casa Della Tires in Radiator Springs.  Beverly and I have played many a joke on first-time guests that I have brought to Club Cool. (to all my Italian viewers…I bow to you for forgiveness!)


Mezzo_MixTap #4 – Mezzo Mix (Germany) – Germans often mix their beer with non-alcoholic beverages, like Mezzo Mix, a combination of Coca-Cola and orange flavoring, to enhance the flavor.

Word on the Street – If you like orange soda you will think this one is a winner!




VegitaBetaTap #5 – VegitaBeta (Japan) – In Japan, the interest in healthy consumption finds its ultimate expression in “Health” vending machines that dispense vitamin drinks like VegitaBeta.

Word on the Street – Parents are always looking for ways to get kids to eat their vegetables. Looks like Japan has cracked the code on this one. 8-)



KinleyTap #6 – Kinley (Israel) – Historical records from the 12th Century reveal that a drink made of Lemons, water and honey was popular among Genghis Khan’s thirsty warriors.

Word on the Street – It’s a sweet lemonaide’y’ ginger ale’ish’ cross breed!




Manzana_LiftTap #7 – Manzana Lift (Mexico) -Water flavored with fruit juices is a traditional thirst quencher in Mexico.  The Spanish name for these drinks, Aquas Frescas, means fresh water.  They are made by combining iced water with crushed fruit and sugar.

Word on the Street – A sweet bubbly apple koolaide.



Smart_WatermelonTap #8 – Smart Watermelon (China) – The Chinese produce 40% of the world’s watermelon crop and consume millions of watermelons each summer.

Word on the Street – This is one of the best sodas on tap. Tastes like a carbonated liquid Watermelon Jolly Rancher candy.



Club Cool is located in Epcot’s Future World beside the Fountain of Nations and opposite Mouse Gears.  Go get yourself a free soda the next time you’re there and let me know which one is your favorite!