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Guest Reports “Feeling Crazy Depression” After Returning from Disney World

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After a magical trip to Walt Disney World Resort, a Guest reported feeling a “crazy depression” on returning home.

“The Most Magical Place on Earth.” That is the title afforded to the Walt Disney World Resort, and for good reason. From attractions and rides like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Haunted Mansion to incredible shows like “Fantasmic!” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park, there’s a lot to love and celebrate at the Disney Parks.

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Mickey Mouse and Friends at Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World Resort / Credit: Disney

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What Happens After the Trip is Over?

However, while being at the parks is a truly magical experience, there is a void left after it’s over, and recently, one Guest addressed just that.

One Disney Guest took to social media to share, “Just returned from Disney World and feeling crazy depression.”

They elaborated,

We just returned from an amazing 9 day trip to Disney world. We literally had the best time ever! Like what an incredible and fun packed vacation! Since we got back I’ve been stuck in a weird funk and feeling very depressed. Does this happen to anyone else after a Disney vacation? | should be grateful that we were able to enjoy such an experience. I just don’t know what it is that’s bothering me so much. I went from sensory overload for 9 days straight, to absolutely nothing and I feel like that put my body and mind into shock. I know this sounds weird but I’m really struggling. My wife and daughter seem to be fine so it’s really just me that is feeling this way. Looking for help from my Disney fam.

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Moana Meet and Greet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park / Credit: Disney

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Fans were incredibly sympathetic and shared tips for the OP.

One popular suggestion was, “Planning a trip seems to be the best case for the Disney blues. Then I just listen to Disney podcasts and watch some YouTube videos until the next trip. Rinse and repeat.”


Sorcerer Mickey meet ‘n’ greet at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park / Credit: DVC Shop

Another fan added, “Yep very common. My advice, make a printed album from photos you took, or put together a video from any clips you recorded. Plus there are loads of great Disney podcasts that are fun to listen to. And then lastly, plan your next trip!”

Being at the Disney Parks is an experience like none other, and so it’s natural to miss it after it’s finished. As one fan rightly said, “This feeling is because you had such an amazing trip! Mission accomplished! You now have fond memories to last a lifetime!”

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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