If you’ve ever been to any of the Disney theme parks, chances are you’re all too familiar with the post-trip blues. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! In fact, we’ve all been there. And we’ve got just the thing that will help you cope. And that’s… never leaving! Well, mentally and emotionally, that is.

You see, the magic of Disney is so intangible (Dole Whip and Tonga Toast notwithstanding) that is more of a state of mind than a physical place. Similar to the heartwarming trope “keep the spirit of Christmas with you throughout the year” that can be found in almost every moralistic Christmas movie known to man, the magic of Disney can be kept alive in our hearts” no matter how far we venture from the parks. All it takes is a little faith, trust, and pixie-dust…. and a little research, as well. Lucky for you, we’ve done the homework for you. So, without further ado, here are our favourite tips on How To Bring The Disney Parks Home With You!

Music, Music, Music!

Is there anything more day-brightening than some good ol’ classic Disney parks music? Really, stop for a second and ask yourself if there have ever been a Disney attraction, show, or fireworks spectacular that hasn’t been severely enhanced by music. Not to mention, park entrance music and resort loops! You may not realize it now, but your every Disney memory has been affected by the power of music, if even by the subtlest, quietest, least obtrusive soundwave. So, what better tool to help fill that castle-sized void in your life than by carrying around a little soundtrack to the most magical place on earth? Whether you’re banging away at your desk job while listening to the Happily Ever After Fireworks Spectacular or taking a stroll in the mall jamming out to Compass of Your Heart from Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage, you can have a piece of the park with you at all times.

If you don’t know where to start, don’t let that get you down! The world is filled with spaces and places to find your favourite Disney score or background track. However, our favourite options can be found right on your phone, most of which have been transformed into an app!

Check out our Picks for Disney Parks Music!


If you appreciate a good podcast from time to time, you’ll love this lineup of Disney-centric podcasts that we have assembled, many of which feature hip-to-the-minutes news, updates, and interviews with Disney Legends, Imagineers, and Cast Members.

Check out our Picks for Disney Podcasts!

POV Ride -Through Videos

Get ready for your newest addiction! Missing a classic attraction that has since been defuncted? Curious about what the latest attraction brings to the table? Care to count the infinite differences between each park's version of Pirates of the Caribbean with a screen-by-screen showdown? YouTube.com has it all and so much more.

One of the things we love most about ride-through videos is their innate ability to show us familiar sights while introducing several Imagineering details that we may have missed along the way during our hustle and bustle throughout the parks.

WARNING: Watch POV Rid-Through videos on YouTube.com has been none to cause viewers to skip work, stay in their pyjamas all day, and feel flush with euphoria. Thrillspace cannot be held responsible.

Check out our Picks for Disney Ride-Through Channels!

Live Streams

Listen, we’re not going to lie to you… Live Streams are some next-level stuff, reserved only for hardcore fans! But if you’re really jonesing for a way to live vicariously through those who are experiencing the parks in real-time, there is absolutely no better way than tuning into a crew of Dis-fanatics who are currently taking a lap around your favourite gate or resort.

Each Live Stream Channel offers something different in the way they present their material. Some offer are heavily narrated play-by-play style while others take a back seat and let the do the visual take center stage. Regardless of your preference, you’re sure to find a channel that fits just like a glass slipper, so be sure to try on a few pairs until you do!

Check out our Picks for Disney Live Stream Channels!

Disney Groups

Community is key! You may not know it, but there is a great big beautiful fanbase out there waiting to connect with you. Every second of the day, there are conversations budding among fellow fans, covering everything from favourite foods from around the parks to resort hoping tips, and a little bit of everything in between. These groups are as easy as can be to join!

While I know this option isn’t for everyone, especially for the anti-social among us, give it a try! Even being a voyeur on these pages can be lots of fun. You’ll find a whole host of funny memes, and helpful advice, and be surrounded by a gaggle of Dis-obsessed folks, just like yourself.

Check out our Picks for Disney Groups!


Admit it, you love Disney merch! And for good reason! Not only does their selection as something for everybody, but it’s also the ultimate Disney-vaca reminder. Every time you use that Splash Mountain towel or slip on that Donald Duck hoodie, you instantly are reminded of not only a Disney theme park, but you recall the store where you bought it. With this comes an overwhelming flood of memories that helps you recall those little seemingly unimportant moments that add up to make one amazing adventure!

Check out our Picks for Disney Merch!

Copycat Recipes

Get ready, ‘cause this one is going to rock your world. A quick search on Google will show you a handful of mind-blowing Disney park copycat recipes. Dying for Dole Whip? They’ve got it. Craving School Bread? Yup, they’ve got that too! How about savoury side dishes from Satuli Canteen? You know what I’m going to say!!! Just imagine how much better your weekend would be if it were filled with your favourite theme park fair. Better yet, throw up some music (see above) from the corresponding location.

Check out our Picks for Disney Copycat Recipes!

Literal Food from the Parks

Now, this one only works for locals. Now, don’t get it twisted, just because you’re within driving distance to the vacation capital of the world, doesn’t mean you don’t still miss it from time to time.

Speaking as a local, here is a little helpful hack for y’all. Get yourself an extra large cooler, order your top five to-go meals from around the resort, and bring them home to enjoy throughout the week. It may sound a bit extreme, tiring, and downright messy. But you will thank me three days later when you’ll chillin’ on your couch with a Satu’li Canteen Sampler Platter!

Check out our Picks for Disney Food from the Parks!


There is just something special about Disney Resort’s H20+, don’t you agree? If you’re lucky enough to stay at a resort that allows you to take your bath products, bring them back home and let them line your bathtub! You’d be amazed at how that little extra can really start your day off right.

If you are staying in a Disney Resort that does not allow you to bring your bath products home with you, have no fear! You can find them all for sale within the Resort, as well as on shopDisney!

Check out our Picks for Disney Resort’s H20+ Products!

Snacks, Snacks, and more Snacks!

Before you board the ‘Tragical Express and embark on your long journey home, we suggest taking a lap around the parks and resorts to scout out some delicious (nonperishable) snacks. The goal is… NOT to eat them… at least, not yet anyway. Grab a dozen or so Disney-themed snacks from within the resort and when you return, store them in an out-of-sight out-of-mind location. Then, when you’re feeling a bit blue and require some help from Disney cuisine, break out the Chip-n-Dale Snack Mix or Goofy’s Candy Co.’s Sour Ball.

If you’ve just returned home and failed to grab some snacks, don’t sweat it! You can find select items on Amazon.com!

Check out our Picks for Disney Snacks!

Scented Candles, Fragrance Oils, Wax Melts, and more!

Admit it, you love the smell of The Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney’s Polynesian Village, Soarin’ Around California, and Main Street, U.S.A. It is nothing to be ashamed of, scent plays a major role in creating the multisensory experience that is a Disney park.

Smelling something can immediately trigger a detailed memory or even intense emotion. That is why there is no better way to tap into your inner Disney than with a Disney park scent candle, fragrance oil, or wax melt. In just mere seconds you will instantly be transported to your favourite ride, land, or resort.


From delicate decorative accent pieces to full-room renovations, there are plenty of ways to add a touch of Disney magic to your home.

My wife and I have always loved Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Throughout our trips to the resort, we scoured the grounds searching for decorative elements that could work in our home. Rather than fill our home with giant tiki gods and a Dole Whip stand, we decided to focus on the small details that would give an island oasis vibe, without feeling out of place in our home. We centred in on the flowers, buoyed balls, and small tiki deities, and even went as far as to purchase a used item from the resort itself, a custom mirror! Believe it or not, these few splashes of Disney truly transformed our home… without overwhelming it. We now feel like we’re living in a Disney resort!

Whether you go full Disney or simply add a magnet to your fridge, you’d be surprised at how that little “happy place” reminder can brighten even your darkest day.