Stuck at Home?  11 Ways to Bring the Disney Magic to You 

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Puzzles & Games

Finally- time to do that huge Disney puzzle that’s been sitting on your shelf, unopened!  Clear off some counter or table space and work on a puzzle with your family to pass the time and keep everyone calm.  Disney games are also widely available, even on Amazon. Some are great for little ones, while others will appeal to family members of all ages.  My current favorite is “Disney Eye Found It!”, a fun game with a huge game board. It has a simple concept, but it’s challenging enough to be enjoyed by adults, too.

Disney Music

Music subscription services and YouTube offer plenty of Disney music- whether film soundtracks, Disney classic favorites, or background area music from the parks.  Background music loops are great for transporting you directly to your favorite park spots, and can offer some calm ambiance in your home.  

Organize those Vacation Photos- Finally!

If you’re anything like me, you take a ton of pictures, but don’t always get around to printing them or putting them into photo books.  Now’s a great time to print your favorites or create some beautiful books to showcase your memories. You might want to organize them digitally and create an online photo book, or choose your favorites to have printed and framed when we’re finally able to leave home again!


There are more Disney-related podcasts available for free than you can imagine.  Whether your interests lie in tips for trip planning, listener trip reports, discussions of Disney media, or talk of news and rumors, there’s a podcast (or several) that will draw you in.  Podcasts are a great way to spend your time on a long commute, and most are family friendly if you’re listening during your time at home.

Get Crafty!

Express your love for Disney and flex your artistic muscles!  Art is a great therapeutic activity, one we can certainly use right about now.  Look up how to draw some of your favorite characters. Or, if you have a collection of pins, magic bands, or mouse ears, Pinterest has tons of great ideas for how to organize and display it!  Scrapbooking can be another great outlet, and a way to preserve your memories.  

Planning the Next Trip

If you’re looking forward to a Disney trip, you can spend some of your down time planning your next trip with your family.  If you’re not sure what the future holds and aren’t sure when you’ll head to Walt Disney World next, you can still enjoy the planning process by brainstorming trip ideas with your family.  Make a list of everyone’s “Must-Do’s” and enjoy dreaming of things getting back to normal!

Connect with the Disney Community

Talking (virtually) with other like-minded Disney fanatics is another way to feel connected during this time of social distancing.  We’d love to hear how your family is bringing the Disney magic home during this very strange time! There are many Disney-related communities on the internet, but we’re partial to ours!  Let us know what your family is up to and join our Facebook community- Disney Fanatics- Tips & Fun at Disney World Resort.

By Meredith Smisek

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