We’re all guilty of spending the months and weeks leading up to a Walt Disney World vacation counting down the minutes until we find ourselves on Main Street in Magic Kingdom gazing down at Cinderella Castle, exploring countries from around the globe in EPCOT’s World Showcase, embarking on safari in Harambe in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and enjoying a picnic in the park with Mickey and Minnie in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While magical, a Disney vacation always passes in the blink of an eye and Guests soon find themselves again at home counting down the days until they can next enjoy the magic.
While between Walt Disney World Resort vacations, it can be so easy to get the Disney blues, but there are some great ways to bring the magic into everyday life at home to help get a Disney fix. From special music and movies to cooking and more, these are some of the best ways for anyone to get their Disney fix in between magical vacations at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Listen to Disney Background Music
One of the best ways to instill a little Disney magic into any day at home is by listening to background music from the Disney Parks, Disney Resorts, Disney Springs, and more. All Disney music at the Walt Disney World Resort was carefully chosen by Imagineers to create a specific feeling and theme, and this sensory element helps Guests to feel immersed in the story while there.
In between trips, listening to these background loops can help make an office or home feel like a specific location at the Walt Disney World Resort, and there are so many unique options to choose from. Some personal favorite background loops include the Disney Resort Television Information Channel, EPCOT’s Innoventions, Soarin’ Around the World, Sunset Boulevard, Main Street, U.S.A., BaseLine Tap House, and Harambe, and many great loops can be found on YouTube, Spotify, and more.
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Disney+ is one of the best tools to use while at home to help beat the Disney blues between magical vacations. The streaming service features every Disney animated and live action film imaginable plus a wide array of exclusive shows and content that will help to brighten any day.
While the movies and series are all amazing, those who are truly missing the Disney Parks should be sure to enjoy The Imagineering Story. This in depth series looks at the incredible history of Imagineering from its early days as WED Enterprises to modern times and focuses on how innovation and creativity have led to the wonderful magic of the Disney Parks today.
Enjoy Ride Videos on YouTube
Enjoying the countless attractions throughout the Walt Disney World Resort is one of the best parts of any Disney vacation, and Guests can experience everything from family friendly moments like “it’s a small world” to thrilling adventures like the one found on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Every single attraction has multiple videos streaming on YouTube where first person point of views can make whoever is watching truly feel like they are in the front row on Splash Mountain, flying on Peter Pan’s Flight, or diving into the seas with Nemo and Friends.
Any YouTube ride video is going to ease the Disney blues between trips, but an amazing way to feel even more immersed in the magic is by investing in a virtual reality headset which uses amazing technology to truly transport the viewer. There are plenty of YouTube videos that use special virtual reality technology while enjoying Disney attractions, bringing that immersive experience right into any home.
Make a Disney Recipe
There are hundreds of dining locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort with endless options that include everything from the classic Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar to international cuisine from all corners of the globe. Every Guest has a favorite Disney meal or snack, and a great way to bring some magic into everyday life at home is by recreating the recipe to enjoy. There are plenty of Disney cookbooks that feature favorite recipes from the Walt Disney World Resort as well as countless free recipes online that make great activities to both enjoy and dig into while between trips! Be sure to check out some great recipes from Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’, Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen, ‘Ohana, Tusker House Restaurant, The Hollywood Brown Derby, and more!
Enjoy a Specially Scented Candle
Many locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort have very particular scents that aim to transport Guests and make them feel as though they truly are in a cave setting sail with pirates, deep in a bioluminescent forest atop a banshee, or amongst tropical flowers in Polynesia. A great way to enjoy these smells at home and feel like you’re in the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort is by lighting a candle from one of many specialty companies that design scents to recreate the beloved smells from a Disney vacation.
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Watch Disney Sing Alongs
YouTube is home to some really great Disney videos that were popular back in the 1990’s and 2000’s including the Disney Sing Along series. Each roughly half hour video featured memorable songs and showcased various locations from around the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Streaming these classic videos now is a great way to catch some glimpses of favorite locations at the Walt Disney World Resort that will help to ease the Disney blues!
Wear Some Disney Merch
The easiest way to bring some magic into every day at home between trips to the Walt Disney World Resort is by wearing some great Disney merchandise. Whether is a Disney t-shirt, Mickey watch, Disney jewelry, or more, there are so many ways to rock a little Disney style and magic to help get through the wait in between every Disney vacation!