EDITORIAL: How Disney Magic Can Beat The Quarantine Blues – Part 3
Is it just me or is this whole Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic really cramping our collective Disney style? To help satisfy everyone’s fix, we are doling out one final issue of How Disney Magic Can Beat The Quarantine Blues! Our previous editions offered a plethora of suggestions on how to Disney-fy your time indoors, from lighting attraction-inspired scented candles, to cozying up to a few WDWNT POV ride-through videos. Now, let’s delve into a whole new host of remedies! If you are ready to learn more about how to bring Disney magic into your home, read on…
Who doesn’t love a personalized Disney tee, a fairytale princess bow, or funky Fab Five notebook? Use this time to stretch those creative muscles and get crafty with your Disney obsession. Have you already made a few custom keepsakes? We’d love to see them! Be sure to share in the comments below!
Watch The Entire WDWNT Disney Parks Withdrawal Disney+ Movie Playlist
Is there anything better than a good, old-fashioned movie night? I know, The Haunted Mansion and The Country Bears films are a bit of a hard sit. But, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Who Framed Roger Rabbit more than make up for their lack of Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Plot. So, fill up your favorite Disney popcorn bucket, dim the lights, and cuddle up to some classic feel-good cinema, compliments of WDWNT Disney Parks Withdrawal Disney+ Movie List Part 1 – Magic Kingdom, Part 2 – EPCOT, Part 3 – Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Part 4 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Part 5 – Disneyland.
DIY Walt Disney World Resort Campfire
There is a reason why over 25 Walt Disney World Resorts offer an opportunity for guests to gather ‘round after the sun goes down to roast marshmallows over an open flame! Not to get all Spaceship Earth on you… but, maybe campfires are so popular because they bring us back to the days when our ancestors used to live among the wild, with only a live fire to provide comfort and warmth. Or, maybe… s’mores are just delicious. Either way, we don’t really need an excuse to enjoy this ceremonious assembly in the great outdoors. It’s simple, classic, and overflowing with a sense of jejune frivolity fit for all ages.
Play Make Believe
Safari-So-Good Sunday sounds like a wild adventure to me. On the other hand, Future World Wednesdays, Fantasyland Fridays, and Moons-of-Batu Mondays are bound to be a blast. Ridiculous as it may seem, we used to live for themed days in grade school. Why stop now? Theme each day of the week to one of your favorite Walt Disney World lands, parks, or resorts and live the part. Dress in the fashion, talk in the tongue, cook in the cultural cuisine, etc. There are no rules, there are no limits… just make believe!
Binge Disney+ The Imagineering Story
I refuse to cross through the turnstiles with anyone who has yet to watch all six episodes of Disney+ Imagineering Story. Leslie Iwerks, granddaughter of the legendary Ub Iwerks, did an outstanding job with this in-depth look at the history and creation of the Disney theme parks and attractions from around the world. If you’re pining after the parks, I can think of no greater way to forget about your worries and your strife.
Drink Around the… uh… House!
What I wouldn’t give for a Barbecue Bloody Mary from the Refreshment Port right about now, am I right? That being said, I’m sure we all have a few libations residing somewhere deep within the cupboards. Try to recreate your favorite spirit from your last tour around the World Showcase.
Plan Your Next Visit!
Last, but, certainly not least…
Nothing beats the time waiting for your next trip to Walt Disney World like a multi-day planning session! I’m talking spreadsheets, FastPass+ strategy… the works. Leave no ADR unturned, my friend. What on Earth are you waiting for? We’ve got some dreaming to do!
Thank you for tuning into How Disney Magic Can Beat The Quarantine Blues – Part 3! If you have any additions, feel free to comment below! After all, we all could use a little extra happily ever after right about now!