10) Watch Disney movies
One of the easiest ways to get a daily dose of Disney is to watch some of your favorite movies. I like to watch at least one Disney movie per week to get a little fix of some of my favorite characters and stories while I’m at home and away from the theme parks. I also try to see new movies that come out in the theaters. Sometimes when fans are not excited about new attractions or promotions, it’s simply because they have not seen the most recent films. So you’ll actually get more out of your Disney addiction by keeping up to date with all of the movies!
9) The Disney Store/online shopping
If you enjoy shopping, then one easy way to add some Disney magic to your daily life is to hit up your local Disney store or do some online shopping. If you don’t have a Disney Store near you, you can still visit the Disney Store website right from your home. A Disney obsessed shopaholic can also take advantage of the new Shop Disney Parks app, which allows you to purchase items directly from the theme parks right from your smartphone. If you feel like you need to do even more shopping, a few other retailers tend to carry Disney merchandise including Walmart, Target, and Hot Topic. For other online shopping, the possibilities are endless, with eBay, Etsy, Red Bubble, and more.
8) Listen to Disney music
Getting your daily dose of Disney can sometimes be as simple as adding some of your favorite Disney songs to your usual music playlists. While I don’t listen to Disney music exclusively, I do enjoy mixing in some songs with my other music, especially for things like long car rides and going to the gym. Speaking of going to the gym, I also use Disney music to time my workouts. For instance, the Walt Disney World version of Fantasmic is about a half an hour, so while at the gym I can listen to Fantasmic, aka go on the treadmill for thirty minutes.
7) Make Disney crafts
If you’re into arts and crafts, there are plenty of ways to get into the Disney spirit from your own home. My favorite Disney projects to make are my scrapbooks, because I love taking pictures and each scrapbook becomes unique to each vacation. If scrapbooking isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other crafts you can try like drawing, painting, cross-stitching, collage making, and creating Disney holiday décor.
6) Make/subscribe to vlogs or podcasts
Video blogs and podcasts can be really fun to make if you have the time for it. I was interviews on a podcast about my experiences working on the Disney College Program and about my book one time, and it was actually a lot of fun! If I had the ability to work a vlog into my schedule I would definitely look into starting one up! Even if you’re not looking to start one up for yourself, there are plenty already out there that can hold your attention in between Disney trips.
5) Add Disney to the holidays
You don’t need to be celebrating the holidays at Walt Disney World to take part in Disney-inspired holiday celebrations. Adding some Disney-themed treats and decorations can help to make the holidays all the more magical. You do not need to physically be at the parks to wear a Mickey Santa hat, or enjoy some Disney candy.
4) Follow Disney social media pages
Thanks to the internet, following everything that’s going on with Disney is convenient and easy. In addition to following the company across all social media platforms, joining a Disney message board, and following websites like this one can help you stay in touch with the magic from wherever you are. Doing this allows you to hear about all Disney-related news while also interacting with other Disney fans from all over the world.
3) Make Disney food
Did you know you can actually enjoy some of your favorite Disney restaurant items from your very own kitchen? It’s easy to find copycat recipes online, and you also have the option of purchasing an official cookbook from Disney. Whichever method you choose, it’s likely to be the closest you can get to a Disney dining experience without going to the parks!
2) Write about your last vacation
One of my favorite things to do when I come home from a Disney vacation is to write trip reports. You can always write about your trip (and include pictures) to make a trip report that can be posted on social media. I really enjoy reading and writing trip reports because it’s a great way to talk to other Disney fans about recent experiences in the parks.
1) Plan your next trip
Even if your next trip is so far away that planning for it seems impossible, you can always start mentally planning for a future vacation, Research some new experiences you haven’t tried before, or read menus for restaurants you might want to visit. As it gets closer to when you’ll be booking the trip, start thinking about a budget, and look into all of the different resort options, and start pricing airfare. But most of all, have fun and enjoy planning your next trip!