10+ Cheap or FREE Things To Do At Disney Boardwalk With Kids! | + FREE PRINTABLE CHECK LIST!!

10+ Cheap or FREE Things To Do At Disney Boardwalk With Kids! | + FREE PRINTABLE CHECK LIST!!
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Looking for Cheap or Completely FREE things to do during your down days at Disney? Ready to stop battling it out with the crowds in the parks like the Hunger Games? If you answered, “Yes” to either of these questions, then you’re in the right place!

Disney’s Boardwalk is THE hidden gem of the Walt Disney World property and will have you rejuvenated for your next day at the parks in no time! Parking is free and easily accessible, there are minimal crowds, the dining is delicious, and you’ll find plenty of magical Disney fun!

Don’t miss this list of Cheap, FREE, & totally awesome things to do at Disney’s Boardwalk with kids!

Surrey Bike Ride: Get a bit of exercise while letting the littles enjoy the sights on one of the Surrey Bikes at the Boardwalk! For only $25, you’ll be able to take a 4 seater bike around the boardwalk for the entire family!

Street Acts: Once the evening rolls around, you’ll see comedians, jugglers, magicians, and other fun acts on the boardwalk for FREE!

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Watch the Fireworks: If you hang around late enough, you’ll even be able to see the firework show from Epcot!

Arcade and Midway Games: Feeling lucky?! Head over to the Arcade at the Boardwalk Inn for some virtual fun or try your luck at some of the Midway games on the Boardwalk!

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Order the Biggest Ice Cream Sundae of Your Life: Head to the Disney Beach Club Resort and stop in at Beaches & Cream! There, you’ll find the Kitchen Sink Sundae big enough to serve 4 (or 5 in our case)! This is one for the books so, make sure to have your camera out and ready once it hits the table!

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Check Out an Awesome Shipwreck: Also at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is a totally rad pool designed to replicate an old shipwreck! Only resort guests of DBC or Disney’s Yacht Club Resort can lounge in this pool and use it’s slides but, there’s nothing that states you can’t sit and stare at it’s awesomeness!

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Dig Your Toes in the Sand: The “beach” at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is easily one of the most relaxing places you’ll find on Disney Property! Swimming is not allowed but, the sand is free and fun for kids of all ages!

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Take a ride on a Friendship Boat: The Friendship Boats are completely FREE and take visitors to Epcot and Hollywood Studios but, if you’re just looking for a nice & quiet, breezy boat ride, hop on and enjoy the scenery on this FREE relaxing ride!

Jump in a photo booth for a super cute and cheap souvenir: You should never turn down the chance for a fun family photo so, jump in one of the photo booths on the Boardwalk and keep your photo strip as a souvenir from your trip!

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Have a picnic under the gazebo: When doing anything on Disney property, we always make sure to carry snacks or packed lunches! Disney’s Boardwalk has a beautiful gazebo that is more often than not, a ghost town! Pack a bag and have a picnic as you people watch and feel the lakeside breeze!

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Dance to the tunes in front of Atlantic Dance Hall: You’re sure to hear awesome tunes as you come over the bridge near the Swan and Dolphin Resorts. Don’t lose this moment to have your own private dance party!

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Pose for a Beautiful Family Photo: Like I said, you should never pass up the opportunity to take a good family photo! Grab a passerby and ask if they’ll lend a hand in taking a family photo of you while you’re not in a crowded place and the kids are detoxing their brains from all the commotion inside the parks! You won’t regret this one!

Peak inside the Lighthouse: The boys love lighthouses, big or small it doesn’t make a difference so, one of their favorite things at the Boardwalk is the beautiful little lighthouse at the end of the pier! Take a stroll to the end and see it’s majestic beauty!

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Well guys, that’s all I’ve got for you! Our family loves Disney’s Boardwalk and at times, find it’s simplicity and relaxing atmosphere a total necessity during our stay! So, if you’re looking for a way to detox the park craziness out of your trip, mark off a few of the things on this list and don’t forget: if you’re a sports fan, you can always take a peak inside the ESPN Club and check on the scores of your favorite team in the latest game!

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Print  from your desktop or save the image above on your mobile device to check off this list and add more fun to your Disney’s Boardwalk visit!


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10 Things To Do Before Disney On Ice: MICKEY’S SEARCH PARTY! + WIN A FAMILY 4 PACK!!!

10 Things To Do Before Disney On Ice: MICKEY’S SEARCH PARTY! + WIN A FAMILY 4 PACK!!!

I am a Feld Entertainment Blogger Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and other exclusive opportunities.

This post contains affiliate links which help me fund the free + fun posts on thehappeninghousewife.com! Find a full disclosure on the sidebar of my blog.


Get your littles ready for a ROCKIN’ time at Disney on Ice: Mickey’s Search Party with these UPDATED 10 tips!

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Tip #1. Purchase + pick up your tickets in advance. (Make sure to use a discount code on tickets! )

Go the week of and hit up the box office at your show’s arena to save time and skip lines by picking up your tickets in advance! Save 20% off select seats with code SAVE20. Not valid on premium VIP seating. Hurry for the best available seats! Code expires September 6, 2018.

Tip #2. SEARCH LIKE MICKEY and Scout parking areas.

While you’re picking up your tickets in advance, ask the box office attendant or scout out the best parking areas for the night of your show! Make sure to arrive early the night of, to snag a close spot!

Tip #3. Eat beforehand.

No-one likes to spend outrageous prices on snacks from concession so, take the family out for a nice meal before you head to the arena to keep from rumbling bellies and empty wallet syndrome! Of course, bring a little cash or budget a small amount of spending for a small shared snack or fun themed-drink during the show!

Tip #4. Be prepared with your children’s necessities.

Does your little have sensitive hearing? Pack headphones.

The show falls 30 minutes after bedtime? Put a lovie or small blanket in your bag.

Pack for your family’s needs and anticipate worst case scenarios! (Diaper blow outs, thirsty babes, etc.)

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Tip #5. Dress for the event.

TONS of kids dress up for the big show! To make sure your little fits right in, make sure to dress them in their favorite Disney tee or costume!

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Girls Costumes

Moana

Elsa

Anna

Boys Costumes

Maui

Olaf

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Tip #6. Locate bathrooms on your seat level.

Make sure to locate the nearest bathroom to your seat and make a stop there before finding your spot for the show!

Tip #7. Set behavior expectations.

Let your kids know prior to walking into the arena what is expected of them. (i.e. no kicking chairs, keep hands to yourself, staying in their seat unless they’re on mom or dad’s lap, try use the bathroom before + after the show and during intermission, spending limit on souvenirs, etc.)

Tip #8. Make a plan for souvenirs.

If you plan on letting your littles choose a souvenir before or after the show, prepare them with a spending limit or budget. The prices can get out of hand at times and you don’t want to be walking back to the car after your show with $150 in light up wands and cotton candy.

Tip #9. Pack binoculars.

No matter how near or far your seat is, binoculars always add an extra touch of fun to your experience! Grab a pair of these super cute kid-friendly ones for each little to save yourself a mid-show battle!

Tip #10. Pack light + prepare for a security check.

Your show is only a couple hours long so, make sure to only pack the necessities and be prepared for a security check when you arrive!

 

Want to win tickets to the Orlando show?!

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 Marvel LIVE! Age of Heroes | Save on tickets!

 Marvel LIVE! Age of Heroes | Save on tickets!

I am super lucky to be a Feld Entertainment Blogger Ambassador! In exchange for sharing my love and thoughts about their super fun awesomeness, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and other exclusive opportunities! Without their generosity, I would not be able to provide my readers with such fun giveaways and/or discount codes like this one!

The time has come…We’re all in full fledged holiday shopping mode and Christmas is right around the corner! Save yourself from the hustle and bustle of downtown traffic to find stocking stuffers for your favorite little heroes by purchasing tickets to see Marvel LIVE! Age of Heroes! Add a few capes and accessories to their stocking with these SUPER awesome tickets, and you’ve got yourself a gift even Santa would love!

This action-packed show for kids of all ages plays Amway Center in Orlando for SEVEN totally rad performances January 12-15, 2018 and features The Avengers, Spider Man, and our personal favorite: The Guardians of the Galaxy! With tickets starting at just $15, it’s an affordable and fun event for us mamas to gift our littles this holiday season!

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Save on tickets by using code: MOM20 at checkout when purchasing online and save 20%! What a SUPER awesome gift idea, #amiright? *Not valid on VIP seating. Hurry for the best available seats! Code expires January 11, 2018!

Want more info about Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes?!

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Check out this quick excerpt from Feld Entertainment about our FAVORITE live show!

“Marvel fans, assemble for this live, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands in this all-new, spectacular arena stunt show. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes is performing at Amway Center from January 12-15, 2018 for seven performances. Tickets are on sale now. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial maneuvers, pyrotechnics, martial arts, motorcycle stunts and vast 3D video projection mapping in this completely new thrilling adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family…LIVE!”

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Get the deets:

WHERE: Amway Center | 400 W Church St #200 | Orlando, FL 32801

WHEN:

 

Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com | Via Phone at 800-854-2196 | Box Office at Amway Center, Orlando.

Make sure to share your experience using: #MarvelUniverseLIVE @MarvelOnTour @AmwayCenter #AmwayCenter!

 

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WIN a Family 4 Pack to DISNEY ON ICE Orlando!

WIN a Family 4 Pack to DISNEY ON ICE Orlando!

I am super lucky to be a Feld Entertainment Blogger Ambassador! In exchange for sharing my love and thoughts about their super fun awesomeness, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and other exclusive opportunities! Without their generosity, I would not be able to provide my readers with such fun giveaways like this one!

We’re SO excited that Disney on Ice presented by Feld Entertainment will be back in Orlando this September at the Amway Center! The boys can’t wait to get out and do something fun after this long summer spent stuck at home with a very pregnant mama!

To celebrate our excitement and share in all the things we love about Disney on Ice, we’re giving one lucky fam a pack of 4 tickets to enjoy the show!

Want even more exciting news?! Moana, Maui, and their gnarly friends will be ditching the waves to hit the ice for the first time at this year’s performances! K already has his Maui ponytail holder picked out with a side of “you’re welcomes” and temporary tats!

Along with the crew from Moana, you’ll see Beauty, Beast, Anna, Elsa, Cinderella, Flynn Ryder, and my personal favorite-Rapunzel, as they hit the icy stage for a spectacular show!

Enter to win + get more info below!

Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream.

Get the deets:

WHERE: Amway Center | 400 W Church St #200 | Orlando, FL 32801

WHEN:
Sep 8, 2017 Fri 7:30 PM
Sep 9, 2017 Sat 11:00 AM
Sep 9, 2017 Sat 3:00 PM
Sep 9, 2017 Sat 7:00 PM
Sep 10, 2017 Sun 1:00 PM
Sep 10, 2017 Sun 5:00 PM
(*GIVEAWAY TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR: Friday, Sept. 8 at 7:30pm OR Saturday, Sept. 9 at 11:00am)

Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com | Via Phone at 800-854-2196 | Box Office at Amway Center, Orlando.

Make sure to share your experience using: #DisneyOnIce #DareToDream @DisneyOnIce @AmwayCenter #AmwayCenter

Save 20% off select seats with code SAVE20. Not valid on premium VIP seating. Get yours now for the best available seats! Code expires September 7, 2017.

 

Enter to Win!

Giveaway begins 12:00am August 15, 2017 + ends 12am August 24, 2017. Winner will be selected at random. The winner will be notified on August 24, 2017 of their winnings and must promptly reply with 24 hours to confirm, claim, and select their showtime. Tickets must be picked up at the Amway Center Box Office starting Thursday, September 7 during regular Box Office hours (Monday through Friday | 9am to 6pm and three (3) hours prior to any event). Please arrive to pick up your tickets the day of, no later than 30 minutes before show time. Paid parking is available in the nearby GEICO garage.

 

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10 Things to Know Before You Attend MommyCon

10 Things to Know Before You Attend MommyCon

1. Get your rest the night before. This includes EVERYONE attending with you-mom, baby, grandma, toddlers, husbands…definitely husbands. MommyCon is FULL of amazing speakers, exhibitors, and things to do and see. Making sure to have plenty of rest the night before will only make your day, and everyone else’s ten times easier!

2. Pack lightly and definitely pack snacks. Between all of the fabulous swag and awesome must haves that you may (probably) purchase from the MommyCon shop, your hands are sure to be full. My best advice here is to pack a small backpack, preferably one with insulation for cold snacks, and only MUST haves for your day!

3. Be prepared for LOADS of info. MommyCon is really fantastic when it comes to sending all of their moms home with knowledge. You may want to bring a pen and notepad in your lightly stuffed bag!

4. Bring the littles. This event is well known for the #crunchymamasunite club. It’s a total judgement free zone equipped with activity areas for toddlers, changing stations, and a free boobing experience. No one looks twice at a breastfeeding mama or a melting toddler. Its pretty…normal and super comfortable with extra hands galore!

5. SAVE SAVE SAVE! The MommyCon Shop has tons of goodies you’ll definitely want to bring home with you so, start saving now or be prepared to “borrow” from your little one’s piggy banks!

6. Consider bringing Mom “business” Cards. Looking to meet new moms in your area with similar interests or kids the same age as yours? MommyCon is literally THE PERFECT place. Make it easier on everyone and print of some quick info cards you can pass out to your new mom BFF. Just add your name, kids ages, city, and phone number! Juggling kids, a baby in a carrier, a backpack full of swag, and a package of bunny crackers while trying to pull out your phone to add a new mom friend into your contact list isn’t easy. Show them you really want to stay connected with this easy way to stay in touch! (Print some FREE HERE!!)

7. Research the VIP sessions. VIP sessions cost more than general admission tickets and can sell out but, can definitely be worth that little extra bit! Look into the VIP sessions at your MommyCon upon registering!

8. Try to pass on the stroller or stroller share with a friend. This event brings in TONS of mamas so, space can get a little too crammed for a stroller! If you absolutely need one, see if you and a friend can share one stroller rather than bringing two and if your babe doesn’t want to walk, you’re sure to need your hands so, consider wearing instead of pushing!

9. Join YOUR MommyCon group on Facebook! There’s one for every MommyCon city! Find yours HERE. The mamas in these groups are super helpful and make it easy to carpool, stroller share, and chat before the event!

10. DON’T STRESS! MommyCon creators and staff have got their mamas covered in more ways than you’d imagine! Moms are free to breastfeed without a cover as they need, changing areas are available, there are extra hands everywhere you turn, quiet spaces are accesible, and electrical outlets are typically at your service somewhere in the event space for plugging in! You’re covered everywhere you look so, come stress free and prepared to have a really great time!

 

Don’t forget to check your city’s dates and save on your ticket at ANY city with this special code from me to you!

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