I once inadvertently overheard a conversation between a mother and her young son at Walt Disney World. Her son, who appeared to be about 6 years old, was telling her how thirsty he was and I could see she was carrying a bottle of water. She was telling him how she told him he should have also gotten a bottle of water as she had suggested, but he had insisted on the Mickey Ice Cream. I noticed that her bottle was only about 1/3 full and guessed that she was trying to make it last as long as possible.
As her husband, daughter and son started to walk away, she lagged behind. I approached her and apologized for overhearing her conversation and explained that I was not trying to pry but asked her if she knew that the parks give out free ice water to anyone who asks. She did not have any idea.
So, here’s the great news: All counter service restaurants in the theme parks give out free ice water! The water is normal tap water but is very refreshing and does not taste anything like the water in the drinking fountains, thank goodness. I usually pour the cup of water into the empty bottle I have taken to the park, just for convenience. My husband and son do not like the taste of Florida tap water, so they add a packet of Propel or Crystal Light to theirs. And, if your precious little prince or princess has one of these beauties, they will fill that for free as well.
Just remember the next time your family is thirsty in the park that Walt has already looked out for you! This is just another FREE goodwill gesture provided by Disney.
Brenda is a native Texan born and raised on the Gulf Coast. She visited Disney World twice as a teenager and always dreamed of growing her family Disney. She took her first-timer husband and their three children to Disney World in 2000 and they now spend every Thanksgiving there. Brenda writes with a comedic twist on various Disney topics. She will be sharing tips she has learned during her travels and also hopes to enlighten people on little-known freebies that Disney has to offer. She wishes she could have met Walt Disney and considers herself to be a student of Walt. In parallel to his dream it is her wish that everyone would take at least one trip to Disney World in order to share in its magic with their families.