EDITORIAL: How Disney Magic Can Beat The Quarantine Blues – Part 2

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Well, Walt Disney World has been closed for over an entire week now due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and we’re all in desperate need of a daily dose of enchantment! Throughout How Disney Magic Can Beat The Quarantine Blues – Part 1, we discussed everything from scrumptious copycat recipes, to crooning along to WDWNTunes, our live online Disney Parks radio. Now, we’re back with How Disney Magic Can Beat The Quarantine Blues – Part 2, where we’ll continue to uncover how you can bring the magic of Disney into your home, especially in these times of unprecedented isolation.

Light Disney Inspired Candles

Disney Can Beat Quarantine Blues - Magic Candle Company

Did you know that the sense of smell is closely linked with memory? If you are feeling nostalgic for your favorite Walt Disney World hotspot, light one of these scentsational candles and you’ll quickly find your frown turning upside down. Whether you adore the sweetness that permeates the air as you traverse down Main Street, U.S.A. or pine after the ironic-and-iconic tranquility of Spaceship Earth’s infamous Rome burning scene, your coveted Disney fragrance is out there waiting for you. If you need to stock up, be sure to check out Magic Candle Company, Spireside Candles, Theme Park Alchemy, or Marceline Square by Berry and Birch Co. Candles for a wondrous array of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious aromas.

Watch POV Ride-Through Videos

Ah, YouTube… the land of Baby Shark, Gangnam Style, and Charlie Bit My Finger. But, did you know YouTube is also home to thousands of Walt Disney World POV Ride-Through videos? The internet is an endless sea of Disney gems if you just take time to set sail and explore. So, pick your favorite attraction and buckle up! Warning: If you’re new to POV Ride-Through Videos, you won’t be able to watch just one. Be prepared to lose the better half of your day. It is an absolute addiction for us avid park fans, but thankfully, you can find plenty on the WDWNT YouTube channel!

Make A Homemade Happily Ever After

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All you need is access to a few fireworks and you are on your way to creating your very own spectacle in the sky. While you’re at it, add a little accompaniment to your dazzling display of color and light with some epic underscoring, compliments of the Happily Ever After Soundtrack. You may not produce the most technological marvel ever to set the world ablaze, but we guarantee that this DIY exhibition will provide plenty of memories to last a lifetime!

Redecorate In The Style of Your Favorite Resort

Disney Can Beat Quarantine Blues -Disney's Polynesian Resort

If you find yourself fantasizing about living in the most magical place on earth, we suggest making a storyboard of your favorite Walt Disney World Resort décor. Take it from me…

Once upon a time… my wife and I lived in the cold and blustery northeast. Brrr… I get a shiver down my spine just thinking about it! Every time we left Disney’s Polynesian Resort, we felt like we were leaving a piece of our hearts behind. Before long, we began to incorporate pieces of Poly panache in hopes of making our home feel more like our home away from home. We started slow, with a few majesty palms, followed by a collection of buoy balls. Our imaginations ran wild and before you could say “Aloha”, our humble abode was festooned with tiki-chic decor. While nothing ever replaced the gravitas of our favorite Walt Disney World Resort, these lush and inviting adornments certainly aided in filling the void between trips.

Put Your Resort Refillable Mug To Good Use

Disney Can Beat Quarantine Blues - refillable mugs

If you’ve ever taken part in the Disney Dining Plan, you are undoubtedly familiar with these little beauties. Now is your chance to raid the kitchen cabinet and bring these handy mementos to life. All you have to do is fill ‘em up throughout the day with your beverage of choice and voila! You’ve got a piece of the parks to carry around with you wherever you go. It may seem painfully simple, but you’d be surprised how much this little tactile trick can really perk you up on a rather lugubrious day.

Partake in Some Armchair Imagineering

Disney Can Beat Quarantine Blues -Walt Disney Imagineering

Imagineering… is there a cooler job in the entire world? Just because you may not work directly for the mouse, that shouldn’t stop you from daydreaming. Pull up a chair, close your eyes, and create the next big themed attraction that will take the parks by storm. You never know, you may just dream up something worth passing on to the powers that be.

Not a fan of the blue sky phase? More of a fixer-upper, are ya? You’re going to want to check out WDWNT’s Ride Rehab!

Charge Yourself a Little Happy

Ink and Pain Mickey EarsOn one hand, I am all for being fiscally responsible. On the other hand, retail therapy is a real thing. If you’re looking for a way to soothe your soul during these times of solitude, head on over to ShopDisney.com and find that unforgettable keepsake you’ve been eyeing up for ages.

Comment below with new ideas of how you can bring Disney into your home and stay tuned for How Disney Magic Can Beat The Quarantine Blues – Part 3.

About the author

Ted Wioncek III

Ted lives in sunny Southwest Florida with his beautiful wife, Kimberly. He loves theme parks, anything with coconut in it, and his rescue beagle, affectionately named, Professor Indiana Bones.

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