Heading home from a Disney vacation is never fun. After all, who wants to go back to mundane, everyday life after spending time in the most magical place on earth? The very thought of it is pretty depressing. Luckily, going home doesn’t have to mean you lose all of that Disney magic. You can take a bit of pixie dust home with you and use a little bit every day, keeping you happy and ensuring you get your Disney fix every single day until your next big Disney getaway. Wondering how to go about this? Try the fun options below!
1. Have a Disney Family Night
Whether you choose to play a Disney game or watch a Disney movie, a Disney-themed family night is always a fun way to bring a bit of the Disney magic back into your house. For an added touch, try making some Mickey-shaped cookies or enjoying Mickey waffles as a part of a breakfast-for-dinner.
2. Create a Scrapbook
Nothing will have you remembering the fun times you had in Disney World quite like making a scrapbook. Get the whole family in on the fun by assigning each person a page, or take on the task yourself. Either way, you’re sure to have a good time looking at all the awesome photos you took, the cool autographs you collected, and the memories you made.
3. Head to the Disney Store
A huge part of any Disney trip is the shopping you do there. Why not get some of that Disney shopping done back in your own hometown by paying a visit to the local Disney store? Often, these stores have awesome sales, and even when they don’t, it’s super fun to look around at all the cute merchandise.
4. Create Dole Whip
For many Disney fans, Dole Whip is a must whenever they find themselves in Magic Kingdom. For this reason, there are some very fond memories attached to this sweet treat. Why not relive those memories by whipping up a batch of Dole Whip in your own kitchen? Use this recipe and see just how close you can get to the real thing.
5. Listen to Park Music
The music played throughout the parks may not be something you notice much while you’re there, but once you’re home, hearing those familiar tunes can bring all the magic flooding back. Why not listen to Disney park music in the car or while cleaning the house to Disney-fy your day-to-day life and bring a smile to your face? Disney park albums can be found on both Spotify and Apple Music, or you can buy one on iTunes.
6. Enjoy Your Souvenirs
You know all those souvenirs you just had to have while in the parks? Make sure to put those to good use once you get home. Using the items brought home from your trip will help keep the Disney spirit alive in your home, and you’ll feel much better about your purchases if they aren’t going to waste.
7. Have a Princess or Pirate Dress-Up Day
Anyone who has ever visited the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or Pirates League knows how much fun dress-up can be. Go ahead and relive that fun by having a dress-up day at your own house. Don your favorite pirate or princess apparel, have a tea party or a treasure hunt, and watch some Disney princess or pirate movies. Your kids will love it, and let’s be honest, so will you.
8. Listen to Disney Podcasts
One of the very best ways to pass the time is by listening to podcasts. They’re perfect for car rides, and ideal for those times when you have to complete some mundane task and want something to occupy your mind. Of course, the best kinds of podcasts are Disney podcasts. Luckily, there are tons of Disney podcasts to choose from, and many of them cover info on Disney World specifically, meaning you can stay in the know even while you’re away.
9. Join Disney Forums
Another way to stay in the loop is by jumping onto Disney forums, reading Disney subreddits, or joining Disney Facebook Groups. These are the places where many of the true Disney fans hang out, and where you can let your “Disney freak” flag fly freely. Discuss all things Disney and give your co-workers a break from hearing about it 😉
10. Plan Your Next Disney Vacation
Perhaps one of the best ways to keep that Disney magic swirling in your home is to start planning your next Disney vacation. Sure, the trip may be months or even years away, but knowing it’s coming and looking forward to it is half the fun anyway. Go ahead and plan away. We aren’t judging!