The reality sets in when you are waiting at the gate at Orlando’s International Airport, your vacation is over. Or maybe it’s when you are driving on the highway headed back home, seeing those see you real soon gates. Here are some ways we recommend to get over the post Disney depression.
Plan Another Trip to Disney
I can’t think of a better way to ease your mind that you aren’t at Disney World any more than booking another trip to Disney World! This gives you a whole new vacation to focus on and plan for! You can pick out your dining and plan your Fastpasses. As a family, we always discuss what Disney firsts we can mark on our next trip. In order to plan your trip make sure you get Disney’s FREE Vacation planning videos as well as our FREE daily vacation planner.
Add Some Disney Touches to your Home
Sprinkling some Disney touches throughout your home is a fantastic way to bring the magic to you. I have attraction posters in my family room. Mickey spatulas for utensils in the kitchen for cooking. The list goes on, my home is a lot of Disney overload. I mean who doesn’t want their Minnie ear collection hanging up in their office? For more suggestions read our article on ways to add Disney to your home.
Watch Disney World Videos on YouTube
There is a wonderful world of Disney over on YouTube. There are fantastic vloggers like the Tim Tracker and Oh Yeah Disney for example. They document their theme park adventures for us to live vicariously through them. Then there are YouTubers like us who are documenting Disney World things, we do it for you so you can plan your vacation and help you understand some of the things you will encounter during your vacation.
Listen to Disney Music
If you have a Pandora or Spotify account use their search to find dozens of Disney playlist options. There is nothing like the soothing sounds of Disney background music to make you feel like you are back in the parks again. If you head over to Amazon they also have CDs of Disney music from inside the parks.
Put Together a Photo Book from your Trip
I used to be obsessed with putting together scrapbooks after our family vacations to Disney. Now with my crazy schedule, I have been in the habit of putting a custom photo book together. MixBook has been my favorite place to do so recently, but I have used Shutterfly a lot in past as well. Shutterfly even has a few Disney templates if you want to make it themed! It’s great to have such a professional looking piece to look back at and remember all those special vacation memories. It’s such a great opportunity to relive your Disney vacation memories again and again.
Make Some Disney Food
Pinterest is a wonderful thing! It has opened up the doors to 100’s of Disney World recipes. We even have our own spin on how to make your own Dole Whips at home, my favorite Disney treat.
Disney Movie Marathon
There is nothing like a little Disney movie marathon to help you wash away those post-Disney blues. Movies for the Walt Disney Company are where it all began and has therefore inspired much of what we come across in the parks. I think this is why Disney movies give you a slice of magic like you are at the parks.
Move to Disney World
Okay, this one isn’t very practical. But after years of saying, “one day I will live next to Disney World,” I am sure glad I made it happen. Though with everyday life constantly getting in the way I don’t make it nearly as much as I would like to. Having Disney World in your backyard is fantastic since you can go whenever you like and you never miss a thing! This one isn’t very practical for most families but I couldn’t resist adding it to my list.
After your vacation, it can be tough to get over those Disney blues but the good news is there are plenty of ways to bring that Disney magic back into your life at home. What sort of things do you do to get rid of that post Disney depression? Share your suggestions in the comments below.
I have been visiting the parks annually since my parents first brought me at just a year old. Recently I was able to fulfill my life long dream of being a Florida local and moved from the wintery Northeast to the sunshine and fun of central Florida. Now I am hoping to share my Disney knowledge with you so you can have the best vacation possible!