This is a scary and anxious time of uncertainty for a lot of the world right now. It is a time when many people could probably use the escape that the Disney Parks usually provide to so many people. But for the first time in history, all six Disney Parks are closed. This doesn’t mean that the Disney magic has to die. Here are 11 things you can do while the parks are closed to keep the Disney magic alive in your household.
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Now is the prefect time to binge all of your Disney favorites. In fact, Disney just released Frozen 2 on Disney+ three months early! Some of my favorites are The Imagineering Story, The Color of Friendship, and Cadet Kelly.
Watch Disney Vlogs
When you’re really missing out on the magic of the Disney parks, spend some time watching your favorite Disney vloggers. Some of my favorites are Happiest Vlogs on Earth, Tim Tracker, and Disney Food Blog.
Make a Disney Copycat Recipe
If you’re missing out on your favorite Disney treats, make your own at home! Try this dole whip recipe straight from Dole themselves. Or buy this waffle maker and this waffle mix (it’s the same one they use at the parks) and make your own Mickey waffles at home.
Listen to Disney Podcasts
Stock up on Grocery Store Mickey Bars
Everyone is clearing the grocery store shelves of disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper, but I bet you can still find mickey bars and ice cream sandwiches in your store’s freezer aisle.
Plan Your Next Disney Trip
Start looking forward to happier times when you can enjoy the parks again and start planning your next Disney trip! Spend some time planning out all of the restaurants you want to eat at and all of the rides you want to ride.
Do a Disney Craft
A lot of us will be spending a lot more time inside our homes than we are used to, so it’s the perfect time to do a Disney craft. You can make your own minnie ears or make these mousekeeping tip envelopes for your next trip.
Go Online Shopping at Your Favorite Disney Small Shops
All businesses are going to be hurting for the next several months, especially your favorite small shops. There’s no better way to cure your Disney blues than getting some magic mail from your favorite small shop. Check out some of my favorites: Park Lane Press, Earristible Disney, and The Midwest Mouse.
Play a Disney Game
While we all are practicing social distancing, you and your family or roommates will likely be spending a lot of extra time together. Pass the time by playing a Disney-themed board game. Disney Monopoly and Disney Codenames are some of my favorites. If you’re stuck inside on your own, spend some time doing a Disney puzzle.
Read Disney Blogs
Disney bloggers are going to do what they can to keep creating content while the parks are closed. We love bringing Disney magic to everyone when they’re not in the parks and this pandemic isn’t going to stop us. Check out some of my favorite Disney blogs Polka Dots and Pixie Dust, Lissy Through the Looking Glass, and Disney Tourist Blog.
Spread Some Disney Magic of Your Own
Disney magic is what makes the parks so special. During this difficult time, spread some of your own Disney magic to people in need in your community.
- Volunteer to watch your neighbor’s children while they are out of school and your neighbor needs to work
- Make sure the children in your community who usually get lunches from school are fed
- Buy a gift card from your local small business
- Check in on your neighbors, friends, and family. This is a stressful and anxiety-filled time for everyone.
- Tip your service workers generously. They will likely see reduced wages during this time.
This is a time where everyone needs to come together and make some Disney magic of their own (just not physically, please practice social distancing).