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18 Things You Can Get For Free At Disneyland

Make the most of your visit without shelling out more cash.

1. A Jungle Cruise Map

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At the end of the Jungle Cruise, ask one of the cast members for an awesome free map. You may have to tell them a joke or do a trick in exchange but it's worth it.

2. An Autopia Driver's License

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There's no waiting in the DMV line for this one — they hand it to you before you go driving!

3. Animation Academy Drawing Sheets

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When taking the supercool free drawing class at the Animation Academy in California Adventure, you'll get one of these animation sheets that makes for a rad souvenir (especially if you totally nail the Olaf demonstration).

4. A Souvenir Pin

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Is it your first visit? Your birthday? Your engagement? There's a pin for that. Pick up your free celebratory button at City Hall at the front of Main Street.

5. A Mark Twain Riverboat Pilot Certificate

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On occasion, the captain of the Mark Twain Riverboat will allow you in the wheelhouse, where you can steer the vessel. The big bonus, which makes a great souvenir, is the Pilot Certificate you'll be awarded at the end.

6. A Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters Ride Photo

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At the end of Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters in Tomorrowland, enter your email address and Buzz will send you your ride photo and score for free.

7. A Copy of The Buena Vista Bugle

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You can pick up The Buena Vista Bugle at the Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café (aka Starbucks in California Adventure), for all the news that's fit to print.

8. A Senior Wilderness Explorer Sticker

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After completing a series of tasks at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in California Adventure, bring your explorer map to the guides to get your free sticker certifying you as a Senior Wilderness Explorer.

9. Toiletries

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If you stay at one of the Disney Resorts, each day, before you head to the parks and before the maid comes, squirrel away the shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, and body lotions. These H20 Grapefruit Bergamot elixirs are awesome.

10. Disneyland Stationery

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The desks in Disney Resort rooms are stocked with Disneyland stationery, envelopes, and postcards. You might write a letter while there, but if not, pack them up for home!

11. Scavenger Hunt Pins

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Disney Resort guests also have the opportunity to do scavenger hunts. In return, you'll get free buttons paying homage to the rides you visit on your hunt (plus you'll know how many cats are found near the "drunken" pirate on Pirates of the Caribbean).

12. A Replacement Balloon (If the One You Bought Pops)

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Buying a balloon at Disneyland always seems like a sketchy move — you just know the thin, plastic, air-filled object will pop sooner or later. But if it does while you are still at the park, Disneyland will replace it for free.

13. A Lilly Belle Ticket

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On select days, if you get to Disneyland early enough, you can go to the conductor at the Railroad Station at the front of the park and reserve a spot on the Lilly Belle. This private train car will take you around the park in STYLE. Plus you get this nifty ticket as a souvenir.

14. Autographs

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While some might flock to eBay to buy autographs, you can get some pretty rad celebrity autographs for free at Disneyland, from Cinderella to Chip and/or Dale.

15. An Honorary Citizen Pin

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You can't just walk up and request this free pin — you have to earn it by being some sort of awesome.

16. All the Water You Can Drink

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You don't have to waste your money on bottles of water: You can fill up on Disneyland's water at a variety of establishments throughout the park — it's a free option at many of the soda machines.

17. A Buffet Feast (If You're Little)

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At many of the buffets (such as Big Thunder Ranch, Storytellers Café, and others) kids three and under can chow down for free.

18. Incredible Photo Magic

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If you see one of the Disneyland staff wielding a camera, head over and get your photo taken (and get a photo pass). Sometimes they'll add a little Disney magic in the photos, which you'll see when you check them out online. Seeing them is free, but you'll have to pay if you want to print them out.

BONUS: A Pressed Disneyland Penny (for almost free)

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What are those pennies doing in your pocket? A whole lot of nothing. Take one, along with two quarters, and press your own Disneyland penny.

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