Top 10 Signs Of Walt Disney World Withdrawal

By Caitlin Corsello

Every guest spends months looking forward to each Walt Disney World vacation and while in the parks they make the most of each magical moment. However the time ultimately comes when guests have to pack up, board the Magical Express (in this case, the Un-magical Express) to the airport, and go home. At that point, the Disney depression kicks in and guests find themselves missing all that Walt Disney World has to offer. To get by until their next vacation, guests end up doing all sorts of things that are signs of Disney withdrawal. From watching videos to reminiscing about memories made in the parks, there are certain things that all guests do when they are missing the magic of Disney. Here are the top ten signs of Walt Disney World withdrawal that all guests experience.


10. Looking Through Photos –

One of the best ways to remember all of the magical moments from a Walt Disney World vacation is to take tons of photos. When guests return home from a Disney vacation, one of the first things they do to combat withdrawal is look at their photos from the trip. Guests can edit photos, post them on social media, and just browse them at any time to bring up specific memories from the trip and feel as though they are back in the parks for a moment.

9. Watching Videos –

One way that many guests deal with Disney withdrawal is by going on Youtube and watching videos of the parks or resorts. Guests can find anything from walkthroughs of each park to videos shot front the front row of any attraction. By watching different Walt Disney World videos, guests can live vicariously and pretend that they are back in the parks.

8. Reading Articles –

Disney guests who are experiencing withdrawal often times find themselves reading articles all about Walt Disney World, just like you are doing now! With so many websites out there focusing on travel tips, park history, Disney photography, and so much more, guests are sure to find several sites that they love and can frequently visit.

7. Listening To Park Music –

Guests who are going through Disney withdrawal often turn to music to make them feel as though they are on vacation again. Official albums are sold in the parks and include music from attractions as well as nightly events like Wishes Nighttime Spectacular and Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. Guests can also look online and find background music loops, music from attractions, and even special event music. No matter what the Disney music is, it always transports guests back to their magical vacations.

6. Listening To Podcasts –

In addition to Disney music, there is a plethora of Disney podcasts that are accessible to all guests who are experiencing Disney withdrawal. Podcasts can easily be found both online and on iTunes and include Disney history lessons, park discussions, and travel tips. Listening to Disney podcasts is a great way for guests to feel connected to both Walt Disney World and the Disney community between trips.


5. Reading Disney Books –

There are an insane number of published books focusing on Walt Disney World for guests to enjoy. Some focus on specific attractions, some are biographical accounts from Imagineers, and some offer backstage looks into the theme parks. Guests who are experiencing withdrawal from Walt Disney World can easily find some solace in a wide range of published books.

4. Googling Attraction Information –

A lot of guests find themselves battling Disney withdrawal by Googling certain things about attractions in the four theme parks. Curiosity about the history of attractions, how they operate, and background on certain characters help guests learn more about each particular attraction and feel as though they are right there in Walt Disney World enjoying the experience.

3. Wearing Disney Clothing –

A great way to handle Disney withdrawal while between vacations is to wear Disney clothing in everyday life. Nothing brightens up a normal day at home more than wearing a t-shirt with Mickey’s face or the logo from a favorite attraction. With so much clothing available both in the parks and online in the Disney Store, guests are sure to find an item that they will love wearing both in Walt Disney World and at home.

2. Disney Crafting –

Many guests enjoy doing craft projects when in between Disney vacations. Guests can make scrapbooks with all of their pictures from previous trips, screen t-shirts with a photo in front of an icon like Cinderella Castle, or even make posters out of park maps. Each craft project will be unique and allows guests to remember their last Disney vacation fondly and look forward to the next.

1. Planning The Next Trip! –

The absolute best way to battle Walt Disney World withdrawal is to start planning the next trip! By researching when to go, what resort to stay in, and what to experience, guests can start a countdown to the next amazing Disney vacation and have something awesome to look forward to!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.