‘YouTube’ & ‘Credit Card Statements’: Dealing With ‘Post-Disney World Blues’

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Every fan knows the feeling of “post-Disney Park blues,” recently, some got together to share ways they deal with the phenomenon.

Fans all over the world flock to the Disney Parks to get their fill of the Disney magic. Whichever Theme Park you choose, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the Walt Disney World Resort is known for its immersive Disney experience that Guests know and love. So much so that once your Disney vacation is over, sometimes leaving and going back home can be hard.

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We all know and love the experience of going to a Disney Park. Especially one within a Disney Resort like Walt Disney World. From rides like “Jungle Cruise,” “Haunted Mansion,” and the soon-to-be-rethemed “Splash Mountain,” to lands like Pandora, Fantasyland, and more, the Theme Park is designed to be the ultimate destination for any Disney fan.

One such Disney Guest and fan took to Reddit to share they were experiencing the common phenomenon of “post-Disney blues”: the feeling many fans get after returning from a Disney Park after having a magical time.

They asked,

The post received many comments from fans who felt similarly, and all shared their methods to cope with that feeling of sadness.

Many, like u/GooodbyeToTheMachine, shared that the only way to do it was “Start planning the next trip.” They said it “is the only thing that works.”

U/Itrcool agreed,

“I plan a trip, but I also tell myself mentally:

“Hey. It’s not like this is the last time ever. That place isn’t going anywhere. Just plan another trip some time and go back. All good.” This helps me move back into the coldness of reality and get back to the practicality of real life while also keeping the Disney site bookmarked.”

One other fan, u/SlothFang, shared a detailed list,


  • Planning the next trip

  • Watching Disney movies/shows

  • Reading up on behind the scenes

  • Watching pov walkthroughs of the park

  • revisiting the photos/videos we took from the last trip

  • making reenactment recipes from certain park foods/snacks/drinks

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Magic Kingdom Park/Disney

Of course, some, like u/Sdemon235, took a more humorous approach, “Looking at my credit card statement.” While this comment amused many commenters, it found another poster with a similar outlook, “I’ve started planning a new trip that I damn well know I won’t be able to book financially speaking.”

It’s a sentiment that, unfortunately, is widespread in the wake of Disney’s multiple price rises and changes that have left many fans feeling like they won’t be able to go back to the Parks and live their Disney experience again.

Here’s celebrating the Disney Parks for the wonderful experience they provide many a Guest, and looking to a time when all fans will be able to visit and enjoy the Parks as well.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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