7 magical things you can get for free at Disneyland Associated Press
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It’s difficult, if not impossible, to visit a Disney park without breaking the bank. Absolutely everything is expensive.

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But, believe it or not, the Happiest Place on Earth offers a handful of freebies, and you probably don’t know about many of them.

Travelers Today dug up seven things you can get for free at Disneyland in California.

1. Buttons

If you’re visiting Disneyland to celebrate something (or even if you’re just there to have fun), don’t forget to swing by an information booth for your free I’m Celebrating! button.

2. Stickers

If you’re stopped to take a quick survey while you’re leaving the park, do it — you’ll get a free sticker for your time.

3. Replacements

Did your Mickey Mouse balloon pop? Don’t cry — the park will replace it for free! Just bring the remnants of the balloon to the vendor or store.

The same policy exists for dropped ice cream cones and broken souvenirs, per Undercover Tourist.

4. Food!

Take advantage of all the free samples! They include:

  • Chocolate from the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
  • Sourdough bread from the Boudin Factory
  • Popcorn from the Cozy Cone
  • Mint juleps in New Orleans Square

5. Recipes

The Tiki Juice Bar offers free recipe cards, so you can take some of that delicious Disney magic home with you.

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6. Buffets

Sometimes, toddlers are more interested in playing with their food than eating it. If you don’t want to spend a ton of money on a meal they won’t finish, just know that children under 3 eat free at some Disneyland buffet restaurants, including Goofy’s Kitchen.

7. Photos

After riding the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster, don’t forget to stop by the souvenir photo booth. The pictures are free and can be emailed to you.

And don’t forget — hugs are always free at any Disney park!

(H/T: Travelers Today)

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