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    18 Ways To Re-Create The Magic Of A Disney Park At Home (No Pixie Dust Required)

    Turn your home into the happiest place on Earth.

    Since Disney parks closed in March, re-creating those magical experiences at home in quarantine has become a bit of a trend, regardless of age (we're all kids at heart, right?).

    But recently, Disney parks around the world have begun to reopen with new safety precautions, like required masks and temperature checks, in place.

    Three people pose for a selfie wearing face masks and ears in front of the Disneyland castle in Tokyo.

    However, some of us don't live near a park, or maybe don't feel comfortable visiting one in the middle of a pandemic. So, here are a few safe, fun, and affordable ways to bring a little Disney park magic to YOU!

    Set The ~Mood~

    1. First things first — create a magical ambiance by playing some park tunes.

    Characters from Alice in Wonderland dance down Disneyland Main Street.

    2. Light a Disney-scented candle (or two...or three).

    3. Dress up as your favorite Disney character — without going shopping.

    A woman poses and smiles upwards, dressed in an outfit inspired by Ariel, the Little Mermaid, whose image appears in the bottom right corner
    Food and Drink

    4. Make your very own Dole Whip!

    5. Fry up some classic churros.

    6. Don't forget the pickles!

    7. Try the Grey Stuff — trust us, it's delicious.

    8. Or, for an easy option, pick up some Mickey Mouse ice cream bars.

    box of mickey mouse–shaped ice creams covered in chocolate

    Still hungry? Check out 17 Disney Park Recipes For People Stuck At Home Right Now.


    9. "Ride" your favorite rides.

    10. Make some custom Mickey (or Minnie) ears.

    11. Transform your old maps into a set of unique coasters.

    Hands place a cut piece of a Disney map onto a coaster.

    12. Get creative with a Disney parks coloring book.

    13. Learn how to build your own Disney ride (virtually) with Imagineering In A Box.

    14. Or, kick it up a notch and re-create your fave rides at home.

    With @DisneyParks being closed. Looks like I’ll just have to recreate them myself. First stop: Magic Kingdom #homemadedisney

    Okay so this one takes a bit of creativity, but with some craft supplies, music, lighting, and imagination you can totally re-create some of your favorite Disney rides at home. Build your own version of Pirates of the Caribbean, It's A Small World, or even Space Mountain — no Fast Pass required.

    15. Test your Disney parks knowledge with a trivia quiz.

    16. Draw your favorite characters with the Animation Academy.

    17. Stock up on Disney souvenirs (from your couch).

    A denim jacket embellished with an old-fashioned Mickey Mouse waving and the words "Walt Disney" in swooping, white thread above "Animation Studios" in smaller, red thread.

    18. Binge your favorite movies on Disney+.

    Looking for more Disney activities? Check out 36 DIYs That Will Get The Whole Family Psyched For A Disney Vacation.

    How are you spreading the Disney magic at home during quarantine? Let us know in the comments below!

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