All Walt Disney World fans spend months planning, looking forward to, and getting excited for a Disney vacation. While the time spent at Walt Disney World is nothing but magical, it’s the time between trips that can leave Disney fans feeling a little Disney depressed. In those times between vacations, there are several ways to either fight the Disney depression or culture anticipation and excitement for the next trip. From reliving memories made on previous vacations to media that can transport someone to a park if they close their eyes, there are several ways to get by between trips. Here are the five best ways to support a Disney habit while at home and missing Walt Disney World.
5. YouTube Videos –
YouTube is one of the best websites to visit when either missing or looking forward to a Walt Disney World vacation. There are literally thousands of videos to enjoy shot by everyone from amateur vacationers to professionals. Guests at home can watch a ride through of their favorite attraction, a video made to look as though they are walking through the parks, and even showings of nighttime fireworks like Happily Ever After or Star Wars: Galactic Spectacular. No matter what a Walt Disney World guest wants to see, they can definitely find it on YouTube!
4. Listening To Disney Music –
Disney music is so versatile that it can include many different sub-genres. Guests can listen to soundtracks from their favorite films, listen to the audio from an attraction ride through, or even the narration from live shows and fireworks displays. One of the best ways to instantly transport oneself to a particular place in Walt Disney World is to listen to background music. While there are official Disney albums for purchase, a lot of background music can also be found and enjoyed on YouTube to help get through those times between vacations.
3. Wearing Disney Clothes or Accessories –
A great way to bring a little Disney magic to a day at home and not in the parks is to wear some Disney gear. There are endless options of t-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts and more displaying attraction logos, characters, slogans, and the Walt Disney World initials. If that kind of clothing is too much for certain guests in their everyday lives, they can opt to wear a Disney baseball hat, a small understated jewelry like earrings, a Mickey watch, or carry around your favorite Disney purse or bag! Having a little Disney clothing and/or accessories on throughout a day at home can make a guest feel like they are really walking though the Magic Kingdom or World Showcase!
2. Editing Photos –
There is no greater way to remember all the amazing memories from previous Walt Disney World vacations than by editing and going through vacation photos. While simply flipping through previously taken vacation photos can make a guest feel like they are in the parks, it can also help to ease missing Disney or help to grow excitement for an upcoming trip. In addition to going through old photos, creative projects can be a fantastic way to create unique and memorable souvenirs to always have and cherish. Guests can make scrapbooks, formal albums, photo books, screened t-shirts or coffee mugs, and even canvas prints of their favorite previous Walt Disney World memories.
1. Planning Your Next Trip –
This is perhaps the best way to support a Disney habit on those days where guests are at home and really wishing they were in the parks instead. Guests don’t even need to have a trip definitively booked to plan ahead for an upcoming vacation. Planning ahead can include everything from reading articles about upcoming events or attractions, researching never before experienced dining locations and menus, reading about the history of certain attractions, learning about small details to search for and enjoy in the future, and looking at photos from special events like Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. One of my favorite ways to “plan ahead” is to research all of the various Disney Resorts and learn about their unique amenities as well as look at photos of their grounds, pools, and architecture. You never know, researching a villa at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort might magically translate its way to being able to afford to stay in one! No matter how guests do it, planning ahead is a great way to support their Disney habit while at home.