26 Ways To Celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day at Walt Disney World

Today is a National Random Acts of Kindness Day, and we're exploring ways that you can participate while in Walt Disney World! Disney is the perfect place to spread a little joy and fun-loving magic to others. By the way - you don't really need a single day offer a random act of kindness; you can (and should) celebrate all year long.

Spread Pixie Dust In Your PathSpread Pixie Dust In Your Path

  1. Does the party behind you have to split up on a ride? Offer your spot so that they can stay together.
  2. Finished at a busy quick service restaurant? Call over someone you see looking for a table, and let them have yours.
  3. Carry a $5 Disney Gift Card in your bag, and if someone does something nice for you, turn around and reward them for it.
  4. Got the last spot in a character meet-and-greet line? Consider giving it up to someone who comes after you if they are particularly upset about missing out.
  5. Hold the elevator for that last family racing to get in.
  6. Give someone the money to make a pressed penny.

  7. Winnie The Pooh Meet and GreetWinnie The Pooh Meet and Greet

  8. Take time to thank the custodial cast members for keeping the Parks beautiful.
  9. Pack a few trinkets or tokens from home that you can give to extra special cast member, and make their day.
  10. Buy a Dole Whip or Mickey Bar for the person in line behind you.
  11. If you wear a Disney Pin Lanyard, consider keeping a couple of pins that you're willing to just give away on it.
  12. Write a little thank you note for great service and leave it when you tip your waitress.
  13. Pick-up some extra garbage on your way to the trash can
  14. Leave a copy of the Hidden Mickey's Book, or Lots To Do In Line, laying on a table in your Resort Lobby. Paperclip a note to the cover explaining that you're paying forward the Disney love and you hope they enjoy this extra bit of magic.

  15. We give you the Dole Whip FloatWe give you the Dole Whip Float

  16. Compliment a parent with a well behaved child.
  17. Make note of extra special Cast Members, and then leave a compliment card for them at City Hall before you leave.
  18. Getting around the property can be daunting to first time Disney travelers. Help out by offering directions to someone who looks lost.
  19. Long line at the loo? Let the Mom/Dad with the toddler doing the potty dance go ahead of you.
  20. Ask folks struggling to get pictures, if you can take a picture for them so the photographer can also be in the shot.
  21. Have extra Disney Dining Credits that you won't be using? Offer to buy a meal with them for someone else.
  22. If you see someone spill something at a table across from yours, you could pitch in with your own napkins or wet-wipes to help clean up.

  23. Victoria Gardens Lines the Walkway to Le CellierTake a photo for someone so that they can be in the picture!

  24. Send a postcard to someone at home and letting them know that you think of them, even when they aren't near.
  25. Put a couple of extra dollar store ponchos in your day bag, and share them with someone who doesn't have one when it starts to rain.
  26. Offer your seat on the bus to someone who may need it more: elderly, disabled, pregnant women, small children, or even just someone who looks like they really need it after a rough day.
  27. Leave a sticky note on a random bathroom mirror with a positive Disney message. They could say things like: "You shine like a Princess.", "Be kind, and have courage.", "Even miracles take a little time.", or "You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
  28. Buy a balloon to use as a photo-prop for the day, but give it to a child before you leave the Park.
  29. Pay for parking for the car behind you.

  30. Balloon Girl on Main Street U.S.A.Balloon Girl Marina on Main Street U.S.A.

A random act of kindness doesn't have to cost you money. A friendly gesture, or an understanding smile can go a long way in making someone else's day. Acts of kindness are about respecting the humanity in all of us, and helping to share a little bit of pixie dust with others.

Do you have a kindness story from Walt Disney World? Leave a comment below and share what sort of magic makes your day!

RobynPrincess wrote on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 18:21:

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I just love this post so much <3 <3 I'm in the middle of making some thank you cards to give to cast members when we come over

Reese3000 wrote on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 18:36:

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We brought bags of small chocolate bars that you could only get in Canada and tons of Canada keychains & pins. We handed them out to cast members, left them with tips for wait staff , and gave them to people we met at dinners or to kids we sat beside or waited in line with. My daughters loved giving them out. We also brought tubes of glow sticks to share while waiting for the parades and Fantasmic.

BJ wrote on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 19:06:

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I always help with a baby carriage down steps. I always look at the parent and say, let me help you, and thank you afterwards.

Laura Gloeckler wrote on Wed, 03/16/2016 - 04:32:

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I ALWAYS compliment the restroom cast members!! People really look down upon them. I appreciate their fastidious work and great attention to detail to perfom a less than pleasant job VERY WELL! Each has always been grateful, and I have enjoyed wonderful conversations with them. Many are elderly! I always clean up after myself or puddles on counters of water, soap, coffee, etc.. because I know most people can be rather slovenly. Treat others the way you wish to be treated!
Let's face it, give magic, and it is returned two-fold!
Have a magical day all!

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