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Old 04-02-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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Epcot free souvenirs and activities

Hey everyone,

This is my first time posting on this website, so if this post is in the wrong place, sorry

I am going to disneyworld epcot the end of June 2013. This is my first time ever going to a disney park, so i am not really sure what to expect.
I have been researching the parks and decided that epcot is the one for me. I will be travelling with my cousin who is in her 20's - also her first time at disneyworld.

My question is if anyone knows of any free souvenirs or cheap things to do in epcot? also any tips on must do things would be helpful too please

So far i have heard you can:
get the pennies for a quarter/50 cent?
get a Disney badge at the guest relations place,
there is the kidcot stations - wondering if we can do them? - we are really just big kids
I have read that you can sometimes make free stuff in the imaginations?
i have read about magic moments certificates that are given out randomly
I have heard that there are monorail collectors cards you can get
Free stickers handed out at random
wondering if we are to old to ask for characters autographs?

If anyone else can add anything extra to this
Not sure if any of these are run anymore, haven't been able to find a 2012/2013 post about this.

I just really want to find as many souvenirs/momentos as possible to make a scrapbook out of - this is my present for my 18th birthday and so i want to remember it

Thanks.

Ps. Have read up about the photos and was wondering if they can still be bought at the park? or is it just online using the photopass thing?
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:20 AM   #2
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I make passports for my kids. (A small scrap booked book with about 10 pages) They take them to all the kidcot stops in the countries and the CM write in different languages and write their names in that language too. It's a lot of fun and is a great souvenir to take home!
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:44 AM   #3
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You are never too old to get autographs! You can either buy a book or make one yourself. I usually make one with a specific page for each character. There is a wonderful thread in the Creative Dis about making your own book. Go check it out!
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:53 AM   #4
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I make passports for my kids. (A small scrap booked book with about 10 pages) They take them to all the kidcot stops in the countries and the CM write in different languages and write their names in that language too. It's a lot of fun and is a great souvenir to take home!
I have done that too! I found some trip books at Target that look like passports that I am going to get for next time. I am thinking of getting tiny envelopes to glue in on a couple pages too for putting in pressed pennys, tickets, and other small things.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:31 PM   #5
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This isn't free but it is cheap and fun. Go on ebay and buy some Disney Pins
and trade with the workers. Make sure the pins you buy have the Disney trademark on them.
Read up on Pin trading to see if this is of interest to you.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:40 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone

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I make passports for my kids. (A small scrap booked book with about 10 pages) They take them to all the kidcot stops in the countries and the CM write in different languages and write their names in that language too. It's a lot of fun and is a great souvenir to take home!
That is a really good idea i will have to try and locate passports so i can print them off. does anyone know where i could get these from?

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You are never too old to get autographs! You can either buy a book or make one yourself. I usually make one with a specific page for each character. There is a wonderful thread in the Creative Dis about making your own book. Go check it out!
Thanks! I shall check it out

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I have done that too! I found some trip books at Target that look like passports that I am going to get for next time. I am thinking of getting tiny envelopes to glue in on a couple pages too for putting in pressed pennys, tickets, and other small things.
the little envelopes would be great for putting in my scrapbook!

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This isn't free but it is cheap and fun. Go on ebay and buy some Disney Pins
and trade with the workers. Make sure the pins you buy have the Disney trademark on them.
Read up on Pin trading to see if this is of interest to you.
I have been kinda researching this and have looked on ebay for pins. The thought of this alone is making me excited!

Also can you still buy disney dollars?
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:05 PM   #7
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Be sure to go to the Animation Academy at Hollywood Studios. This is a free class taught by a WDW animator, and is supposed to be really fun! Classes are held every half hour.

According to the DIS (I'm paraphrasing here!), the animators give away the drawings they do in class -- usually to kids, but sometimes to adults. Don''t be afraid to ask for it - it's a rare souvenir!

Here's a link:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/guide...-animation.htm
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:37 AM   #8
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You are never too old to get autographs! You can either buy a book or make one yourself. I usually make one with a specific page for each character. There is a wonderful thread in the Creative Dis about making your own book. Go check it out!
this is the greatest idea ever we used an old locking diary I had since high school that I never used (I graduated in 1994) its got tons of pages of course the lock no longer has the key but I can still open it with a screw driver . Blank books available at almost every bookstore and sometimes at walmart, target, etc make great autograph books too.

As a side note we are part of the Disney Movie Club and sometimes they send stickers which we use for the autograph pages
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:03 PM   #9
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I have done that too! I found some trip books at Target that look like passports that I am going to get for next time. I am thinking of getting tiny envelopes to glue in on a couple pages too for putting in pressed pennys, tickets, and other small things.
Do you know where in Target you found this books. We will in 60 days and I would love to have something like this for my kids!
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:51 PM   #10
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Imagination pavilion

My son still has the plastic robot he made for free at the imagination pavilion (?) in Epcot in 2007! So fun and a great take away! Do they still do those things? My daughter was a baby then and wants to make one to be like her big brother when we go this time!
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:51 PM   #11
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Club Cool and Agent P's World Showcase Adventure

Club Cool- Stop by Club Cool in Future World to enjoy free soda samples from around the world. It's a good time and fun to watch everybody's faces as they sample the variety of flavors.

Agent P's World Showcase Adventure- This activity is free and fun for kids of all ages! Formerly known as Kim Possible, you and your team of Agents will receive a phone and proceed to solve crimes around world showcase. It is free and on some missions you will be given items to keep from cast members as part of the fun! It's free and each country has several different missions which are loaded at random.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:34 PM   #12
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Apparently there are "masks" of Duffy and Agent Perry that kids can colour and take through the showcase, but I've read that adults can take them and they make great fans in the heat.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:46 PM   #13
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get the pennies for a quarter/50 cent?
Costs .50 to press a penny to make a character souvenir

get a Disney badge at the guest relations place
Buttons like birthday, anniversary, just married, first trip to disney, etc.

there is the kidcot stations - wondering if we can do them? - we are really just big kids
I don't know, but I fully intend to! Sounds like so much fun!

i have read about magic moments certificates that are given out randomly
From what I've read, many CMs don't really know what to do with them. Maybe ask... I think I'll try...

I have heard that there are monorail collectors cards you can get
Not only monorail... All transportation forms. There's also "Sorcerers of Disney" to collect

Free stickers handed out at random
Yep.

wondering if we are to old to ask for characters autographs?
Again, sounds like too much fun not to.

If anyone else can add anything extra to this
Not sure if any of these are run anymore, haven't been able to find a 2012/2013 post about this.

I just really want to find as many souvenirs/momentos as possible to make a scrapbook out of - this is my present for my 18th birthday and so i want to remember it
There is a ton of stuff that you can get for free throughout all of the parks. There is an awesome thread here out should have a look at.

Ps. Have read up about the photos and was wondering if they can still be bought at the park? or is it just online using the photopass thing?
Not sure what you mean photos. You can buy the photo pass online before you go for much cheaper. But you can also get the photographers to use your own camera for pics.

Hope this helps... : 0 )
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:50 PM   #14
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Just check out the thread called "Things that are free at Disney." Blew my mind. I actually started making notes... Definitely a good read for you.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:52 PM   #15
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You know about the concert series right?
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