Taking a break from the Parks themselves? We are, too! If you’re at home with no plans on the horizon, take a tip or two from this collection to get your Disney fix from home. From crafts and cooking to building and books, we’ve got everyone’s interests covered. Find a new hobby or dust off an old one!
Decorate your home
When you’ve got spare time to purge a room or deep clean a corner, it’s always refreshing to spruce up using Disney magic. Inside The Magic always has merchandise articles fresh from the Parks or stores, so browse your online shopping options with us and choose an item to two to personalize your Disney room!
Bake Up A Disney Snack
Did you know there are tons of copycat (and legit) Disney recipes out there? On your next trip to the grocery store, pick up a few ingredients to bake up Mickey Cookies or the perfect Gaston’s Cinnamon Rolls. If you need something for the kiddos, expand their imagination with Blue or Green Milk from Star Wars!
Sweat it Out Disney Style
With some sweat equity, you can build up some cardio endurance for your next trip around World Showcase or your next runDisney half marathon! Lace-up your sneakers for a run around the block with our Disney Workout Playlist!
Go for a REAL runDisney race at Home
To all who run these happy RACES, WELCOME! The 5th birthday of the runDisney virtual races is coming up and to celebrate, runDisney is giving Disney Parks fans a party favor! Taking place June 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020, is the next installment of races, which were voted on at D23 by the Parks fans themselves. The celebratory attractions chosen for the summer’s runDisney virtual challenge are Space Mountain, Mad Tea Party, and The Haunted Mansion! Sign up for the races here on March 24, 2020.
Listen to a Story
The actor behind Olaf, Josh Gad, took bedtime to the next level with his reading of stories on Twitter. Capturing the readings live, you can re-stream them anytime you need a calm moment for yourself.
Take a Lesson from an Imagineer
Listen to a Podcast
With some free time and a headset, you can enjoy plenty of Disney content, right at your fingertips. Here at Inside the Magic, we love Podcasts to play Disney games, catch up on news or the latest gossip. Some favorites include No-Guilt Disney, The MadChatters Podcast, or the Book of the Mouse Club! They are all available right on your Podcast app. Which Podcasts are you listening to?
Turn on Disney Parks Ambient Loops
DPark radio is one of our favorite resources for that beautiful, ambient Parks music that floats around us. You can choose from Disney Music (think movies, musical, stage shows, etc.) or a Park Loop track that’s instrumental and just beautiful. They have a website, a Smartphone app and an option to play it from your Amazon Alexa-enabled device.
DIY Your own parade or Disney Experience
Ready for your own personal Festival of Fantasy Parade? With a few toys and craft items, you can create your own fun parade in your driveway (or on your kitchen table!). Imagination runs wild with Disney Parade possibilities and a little elbow grease.
Plan Your Next Vacation
Who doesn’t like to dream? “If you can dream it, you can do it,” Horizons people! Planning a “next” vacation is a welcome escape for us, planning things to do, new restaurants to hit, and even making a merchandise shopping list. Sometimes, you can find great discounts and promotions while you plan. Did you know those are retroactive, too? Yup! You can add any applicable discount to your vacation as long as the dates and items line up. Check that special offers page often! The next time you plan a vacation, new things could be open like virtual queues, or the Disney Genie option!
Printables, Coloring, and Crafts
Inside the Magic has dug up a ton of free printables and coloring sheets, courtesy of Disney, for you to enjoy with your friends and family. If like us, you need a little magic to pass the time and keep your kids busy, we found some Disney-inspired activities to share that you can do while you’re spending all that extra time at home.
Build Disney Lego Sets
Have a flair for engineering? There are many Lego sets inspired by Disney films and attractions. While Cinderella Castle and the Millenium Falcon top the list for price tags, we’ve got some popular Disney Lego sets that you can browse and choose from that won’t hit your wallet so hard.
Veg Out To Disney Movies
It all started with a Mouse, and maybe a few cartoons. Walt Disney’s exploration into full-length animation films has remained the cornerstone of Disney entertainment, and we love it! With the advancement of Disney+, we have a full catalog at our fingertips. These incredibly inspiring Disney films will do a lot to lift your spirits and send your heart higher. You can go the Distance! Don’t have Disney+? There are still a ton of Disney movies and features on Netflix, so grab them while you can.
Solve a Disney Puzzle
ShopDisney has tons of puzzles and 3d items you can put together while at home! We know when 12 have a few hours to spare, getting deep into a solvable item is a lot of fun, and sometimes, a big challenge. This Inside the Magic Article has a few ideas for models, jigsaws and more.