It never fails. The buildup to heading to Disney World is always so exciting and such a happy time as we approach our vacation days. When we head to Disney for our trip, we honestly head over heels overjoyed. We even look forward to our ride on Disney’s Magical Express to our Disney resort. While on vacation at Disney, we are always fully immersed and enjoying all that Disney World has to offer. But when we have to leave and our trip is over, re-entry into reality is rough. Even the Magical Express Bus ride (which we call the “Tragical Express”) is the most depressing experience. It never fails and my family and I are usually fighting back tears as leave. Trust me Disney World Withdrawals are a real thing. I know, because my family and I have experienced it every time I have left Disney.
But we have also learned ways to cope with our own Disney World Withdrawals. If you are newly returned from your Disney World trip and feeling blue, read on to find out how to cope with your Disney World Withdrawals now.
1. Accept how you feel.
The first step to coping with Disney World Withdrawals is to accept your feelings. Validating your feelings helps to not only own up to them but to be able to deal with them, as well. Once you have done this, you will be able to put your feelings into proper perspective, as well as move onto the next steps below.
2. Go through your photos/videos.
Chances are whether you paid for Disney Photo Pass Memory Maker or not, you have photos and/or video from your Disney trip. I mean with Memory Maker you have professional pictures/videos that Disney photographers took. But even if you don’t have those, you will have photos and/or videos on your smartphone from your vacation. Going through these cherished memories will help ease some of that Disney World Withdrawals you are probably experiencing.
3. Use your Disney souvenirs/snacks/clothing.
When we leave Disney World and return home, we usually come home with something physical from Disney World. Quite often we have souvenirs or more that we bought in the parks that we brought home with us. We do the Disney Dining Plan and almost always bring home some snacks from our snack credits. Plus, no Disney World trip ever seems complete without buying some piece of Disney clothing or accessories. So, using any or all of these items upon return usually helps us to cope with missing Disney World.
4. Enjoy Disney at Home.
Go ahead and plan a special Disney themed evening at home with your loved ones. This special evening can include cook Disney Inspired Food or making Disney themed Crafts. You can even add in watching Disney Movies, especially if you already have Disney+..See having a fun-filled special evening planned will definitely help with missing all things Disney World.
5. Join Disney Facebook Groups.
When we returned from our first-ever Disney World trip years back, I found some fun Disney World Themed Facebook groups. Joining them helped me to deal with missing Disney World as I found people on there that also loved Disney World and moreover felt similar to loving all things, Disney. So, to be able to return home and jump onto these Facebook groups allows you to still discuss Disney with people who also love Disney just as much as you do. By doing this post-trip, it also helps to curb missing Disney.
6. Read Disney Blogs/Watch YouTube Videos.
I happen to be a pretty active member over on YouTube. So, not only do I keep up with all things Disney on the Facebook Groups, I mentioned, but also with new attractions and more on YouTube, as well as Disney-related blogs. When we return from a Disney trip, I very often watch and read even more Disney-related news as I love seeing what is current, as well as what is upcoming at Disney World, too.
7. Start a Disney Fund.
Disney World trips can be quite expensive. But upon return, you will probably want to return quicker than you can imagine. In order to make this dream a reality, you could start a Disney Fund to help get you back to Disney World faster. In doing so, you can then move onto my last and final step here.
8. Plan your Disney World Trip.
If you guess planning a new Disney World trip upon your return would be on my list, then you are correct. If you do start a Disney Fund, you can now happily plan your next vacation at Disney World. Take it from someone that usually has another trip in the works even before her Disney Trip ends, this one is probably the best way to get over the post-Disney World trip blues. I mean nothing is a better cure than having another Disney Trip to plan to get over missing Disney World.
The only way to deal is to plan another trip right away! Something I never actually get to do. But I do like blogging about it because it keeps my happiness going!
That is also an awesome way to keep happy Disney times going!! 🙂
It’s real thing – the post-Disney blues! I just think about how I know I’ll go back there and I get really happy. And going through photos really helps. Or writing about it for future posts.
I know what you mean going through the photos, as well as writing about it helps me, as well 🙂
We were so sad when we left last month. Tired to almost unfeeling, but still sad. My 6 year old had a little friend who got to go one day this week for the first time in her life and then Disneyland closed down. That was super sad news to hear! The magic of Disney!
I know truly at a loss that both Disneyland and Disney World are closed, as well as all that is going on right now. I just hope all are OK and we will experience the magic of Disney again soon. Hugs!