Travel Tuesday: 5 ways to create Disney magic at home


As everyone faces unprecedented times, many people are choosing to create Disney Magic at home. A little Pixie Dust can make self-distancing more magical.

With the empty Disney Parks looking like a scene of Avengers: Endgame, finding ways to create Disney magic at home has been bringing people a little happiness. Although everyone knows that Mickey and his pals will be ready with open arms to welcome guests back to the most magical place on Earth, the uncertain days until that reopening have left many people missing their sprinkle of Pixie Dust.

For most people, a vacation to Disney Parks is filled with firsts and magical memories. Whether it’s the family seeing a child’s face filled with wonder or the friends who gather to celebrate a special occasion or the local who enjoys those precious moments of escapism, any visit to the most magical place on Earth is special.

While the physical Disney Parks are special, those magical memories and moments can extend beyond the turnstyle. With a little creativity and imagination, that living-room couch could offer its own gateway to create Disney magic at home.

Many people have taken to social media to share how they are coping with the Disney Parks closures. From building Lego sets to wearing costumes to even turning the living room into a ride, these Disney fans are bringing some joy to the uncertainty associated with self-distancing. Hopefully, at least one person smiled thanks to their creativity.

If you are looking to create Disney magic at home, Culturess has compiled some simple ideas that are worth exploring. Whether the experience is princess perfection or not, just spending some time enjoying the process can be a good diversion from everything going on. Right now, everyone could use a little happiness.

Here are our suggestions.

Mouse ears in black. Photo credit: Disney Parks Blog.
Mouse ears in black. Photo credit: Disney Parks Blog. /

Create Hidden Mickeys Around the House

One fun thing that people do in Disney Parks is look for hidden Mickeys. From side walks to ride queues, that iconic Mickey shape is everywhere. Why not create some hidden Mickeys all around your house? From twisting bathroom towels into Mickey ears to putting some Mickey ears in the window for the neighbors to spot, it can be a little surprise to see during the day.

Take a Virtual Tour

Thanks to various videos on YouTube, there are all types of point-of-view experiences. Whether you want to have It’s a Small World stuck on repeat for hours or would prefer to see a glimpse of the new Mickey and Minnie’s Runway Railroad, there are plenty of options.

You can even make yourself feel like you’re on the ride. Why not pretend to put that lap belt on, or maybe put a little fan on the table to make you think you’re on Thunder Mountain? A little imagination goes a long way.

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Innovative and creative drinks from around the galaxy will be available at Star Wars: GalaxyÕs Edge when it opens May 31, 2019, at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif., and Aug. 29, 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Blue Milk and Green Milk can be found in the Black Spire Outpost market inside Star Wars: GalaxyÕs Edge. (David Roark/Disney Parks) /

Enjoy Some Mickey-Inspired Treats

From Mickey ice cream to Mickey Goldfish crackers, there are all types of Mickey-themed food items available. Some people have put on their Mickey ears and eaten an ice cream. It can be a fun way to get everyone talking about their favorite Disney Parks memories.

Also, there are a wide variety of recipes for Disney food. Dole has a whole section on its website for Disney-themed recipes. Also, many copycat recipes for popular dishes are available. Dole Whip or Blue Milk anyone?

Imagineering in a Box

Disney partnered with Khan Academy to create Imagineering in a Box. Users step inside the creative Disney minds to complete project-based exercises. From the behind-the-scenes glimpses to creating your own design, users can create their own Disney-themed escape.

Disney Plus Program, One Day at Disney

Sometimes seeing the people who create the magic can make your next Disney experience even more special. The Disney Plus program, One Day at Disney, shares the stories of special people behind the Disney magic. From Kristina Dewberry, who helped build Galaxy’s Edge, to Eric Goldberg, a legendary animator, these talented people are one small aspect of making the most magical place on Earth so special.

Even though everyone is waiting for Disney Parks to open its doors gain, the Disney magic hasn’t disappeared. A little Pixie Dust is waiting for you. You just have to believe.

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How do you bring the Disney magic home? What are you doing while the Disney Parks are closed?