“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” Walt Disney
If there was ever a time for a bit of Disney magic it is now. To say life is stressful would be the understatement of the decade (and we only started this decade). When you are in need of a distraction, a little bit of entertainment, a dose of magic, we recommend trying some Disney Magic at Home.
While the Disney Parks around the world are closed, the Disney Parks blog doling out a daily dose of virtual pixie dust to bring us moments from the happiest place on earth. Create little moments of your own Disney Magic at Home whenever you need to escape.
Some of our favourite snacks are from Disney Parks. I know that eating a Dole Whip in my living room won’t be the same as enjoying that cool, creamy delight with the excitement of Adventureland all around me, but I’ll take it! We’ve already made the Disney Gumbo (so delicious). And I must admit I haven’t told my family that the churro recipe is available; I may be the only person on the face of the planet who can’t stand the smell of donuts.
- Dole Whip Recipe
- Churro Bites Recipe
- Blue Bayou’s Monte Cristo Sandwich
- Easy Mickey Pretzels
- Cars Mac and Cheese Cones
- Disneyland Harbour Gallery Lobster Roll
- Big Thunder Ranch S’mores Bake
- Mickey Mouse Beignets
- Disney Gumbo
Disney has some wonderful online activities out there right now. My eldest son thoroughly enjoyed exploring the Imagineering in a Box program; it’s great for older kids who want to design and create. There are Disney storytimes, drawing lessons, and lots more, too.
- Create a theme park with Imagineering in a Box
- Learn how to animate with Pixar in a Box
- Draw With Disney
- Virtual Rides
- Disney Shows from Tokyo Disney Resort
- Onward: new ebook and activities
- Walk through Disneyland with Google Street View
- Listen to Disney Stories
- Listen to the Dapper Dans
- See if you can virtually escape the Magic Kingdom escape room
- The Lion King Experience Virtual Theatre Curriculum
- Watch the new Magic Happens parade from Disneyland
- Get educational with these activity sheets
- More interactive experiences, trivia, and play can be found on the app
- Disney Adventures at Home
Don your princess dresses and your Marvel superhero might. Channel both your resourcefulness and your whimsy. Who knows what’s around the corner? But we’re safe at home and on my next grocery store adventure, I will be buying the ingredients to make a Dole Whip and churro bites and then curling up on the couch to watch the Magic Happens parade!
While you’re virtually on vacation, check out some other attractions in Orlando!
Disney Magic at Home:
Looking for more tips on how to keep your kids occupied during the COVID-19 crisis? Find our best ideas, activities and inspiration here!