I miss visiting Walt Disney World under regular circumstances, so if you’re like me and are missing Walt Disney World while you’re staying home, here are some fun ways to bring a Walt Disney World vacation right into your home!
Enjoy Favorite Attractions
One way to get your Walt Disney World fix at home is to take a virtual ride on some of your favorite attractions, or watch some videos of your favorite shows. Here are links to some of my favorites!
Accept your mission on Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!
Go for a spin on Slinky Dog Dash at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Go for an adventure on Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
Enjoy the wildest ride in the wilderness on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom Park!
Take a ride on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park!
Watch Happily Ever After, the fireworks show at Magic Kingdom Park!
Have fun on lots more Walt Disney World attractions with these 360-degree rides!
Music from the Parks
Bring the feeling of visiting the theme parks into your home with some music from the parks! I love putting on a soundtrack or music loop when I’m missing the theme parks.
Check out a YouTube playlist
Visit DParkRadio for continuous Disney Parks music
Make Favorite Disney Recipes
One of my favorite things about visiting the theme parks is the delicious food and snacks – and you can bring the flavors of the parks home with you! Here are a few of my favorites.
Try the Grey Stuff, it’s delicious!
Sample the popular Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup from Le Cellier Steakhouse at Epcot!
Try a refreshing Watermelon Salad from Walt Disney World Resort’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
Make the delicious Tonga Toast from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!
Try the unique School Bread from Kringla Bakeri Og at Epcot!
Make a Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake from the 50s PrimeTime Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Make Mickey Waffles for breakfast!
Have a Disney Marathon
So much of my love of the Disney Parks comes from my love of the films, so there’s nothing quite like reliving favorite Disney vacation memories through a movie marathon! Plus, there’s all kinds of content out there to learn more about the Disney Parks and Disney history.
Have a Disney movie marathon! Many classic Disney films are well represented in the theme parks, so you can get that extra dose of magic by re-watching your favorites or trying out something new.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the Disney Parks were built, developed, and changed over time with The Imagineering Story on Disney+, and check out the story behind unique props from Disney films on Prop Culture.
Take a virtual tour of Walt Disney Imagineering on the Disney Parks YouTube channel! Here’s Part 1 to get started.
Make Disney Crafts
Get hands-on and try some fun Disney activities and crafts at home!
Learn to draw Disney characters: There’s a whole playlist available that shows you how to draw a variety of Disney characters!
The Disney Skyliner offers service from 4 resorts to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in over 400 whimsical gondolas – and you can make and decorate your own gondolas at home! Download the template and print it out – cardstock works well but paper works fine too. You’ll also need scissors, and paste, glue, or tape. Use some string to make your own Skyliner route!
Need some inspiration to decorate your Skyliner gondola? Take a look at some of the designs from the premier of the Skyliner last year: https://buff.ly/2wFEVFB
You can also make some Disney Patches with Designs by Miss Mandee! These adorable patches can be used to decorate just about anything. A simple safety pin makes these an easy (and removable) decoration for just about anything! Click here to download the template and here for the instructions.
Bonus: Plan Your Next Trip!
Did you know that planning a trip is often just as fun, if not more, than taking the trip itself? Even though travel is paused for now, I’m looking forward to visiting Walt Disney World again once the situation has improved. If you’re also wanting a trip to look forward to, or even if you just want to dream a little, you can learn more about planning your trip here!