6 Ways To Keep The Disney Magic Alive At Home

As much as I’d hate to admit it, we cannot be at Walt Disney World all the time. Sometimes the time from one vacation to the next one just seems to tick by too slowly. If you’re looking to add some Disney magic to your home between trips, read on to see my picks for the best ways to keep the Disney magic alive from home.


6. Books/websites

One way to keep the Disney magic alive while you’re at home is to read up on what’s going on in the parks on books or Disney fan sites. Doing this will not only interest you, since you are a Disney fan after all, but it will also keep you up to date and prepared for any changes that may have taken place between trips. Even if you don’t like reading spoilers, or seeing videos of new attractions ahead of time, reading something like the official Disney Parks Blog might be helpful to you’re aware of what new things will be available during your next trip. Conversely, I also enjoy reading Disney history books, because it’s always interesting to learn more about Walt Disney World, regardless of how many times you’ve visited the parks.

5. Crafting

Crafting can be a great way to keep the Disney magic alive while you’re away from the parks, particularly if you like scrapbooking. I always enjoy scrapbooking after each trip, and it usually takes the entire length of time between trips to finish a scrapbook, so it works out perfectly. If scrapbooking isn’t your thing, maybe you’d be interested in drawing, painting, knitting, or cross stitching. If you’re not sure what kind of crafts you’d like just look around on Pinterest, you’re bound to find some kind of Disney-themed project to work on.

4. Movie nights

If you’re spending some time away from the theme parks, one easy way to keep the Disney magic alive is to host movie nights. If possible, having them outside in the summer will bring you right back to when you attended Movies Under the Stars at your favorite Walt Disney World resort hotel. Even held indoors, watching Disney movies is by far the easiest way to get some Disney magic in while you’re away from the parks.

3. Clothing

Who says you have to be at Walt Disney World to wear Disney clothes? If you want to add some Disney magic to your daily life at home, definitely be sure to wear some of your favorite Disney-themed outfits. If you think Disneybounding, or the attire you’d generally wear to the parks might be a little too much, check out your local Disney Store. The Disney Store usually has a good selection of adult t-shirts that you would definitely be able to wear even while you’re far away from the theme parks.


2. Disney-themed food items

You might need to physically be in the parks to have things like turkey legs or Mickey premium ice cream bars, but there are some Disney-themed treats you’ll be able to make at home. Look into purchasing a Mickey waffle maker, so you can have one of your favorite park treats while you’re at home. Other options might even be simple things like adding Mickey shaped sprinkles to your cupcakes, or decorating cakes and cookies with a little Disney twist. If you’re really craving some of your favorite meals from the theme parks, pick up one of the Disney parks cookbooks on your next vacation, that way you can enjoy some of those meals right from home.

1. Home décor

In my opinion, the best way to add some Disney magic to your home is to use Disney in your decorating scheme. There are a bunch of different ways to do this depending on your own personal taste, though I’d recommend keeping it subtle. Little things like Mickey salt and pepper shakers, and silverware sets can go a long way in adding a Disney touch to your kitchen without being tacky. In addition, Walt Disney World has been offering more and more decorative items online and in the theme park gift shops such as pillows, lamps, tea pots, and throw blankets. Many of these items are designed with basic color schemes that can easily go with a variety of living spaces.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."