Subscribe to some online blogs and newsletters. To me, first and foremost, is the Disney Parks Blog. It's like a daily dose of Disney. Even better, you'll be one of the first to know about new and exciting events and attractions. Some others I subscribe to are AllEars.net, which adorns my Inbox every Tuesday and MouseSavers.com, which informs readers about savings each month on the 15th. Of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that you should also subscribe to DisneyGals.com and the Disney Gals Facebook page if you don't already.
Join a support group. Seriously? There are support groups for this? Well, not exactly, but I do belong to several Facebook groups that get me through between trips. Plus, I've found that my friends in those groups are great with tips and answering questions as well as commiserating that we're not currently at a Disney park.
Read a guide book. Now, I know a lot about the Disney parks, but I still read these each and every year they come out. Why? Well, I often find that I learn something new, but more importantly, it's a little connection back to the parks. I find that the words and photos transport me back to Pirates of the Caribbean or World Showcase or Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. It's a happy, little respite at home.
Start saving. What better way to feel like you're being proactive than saving for your next Disney trip? It doesn't have to be a lot. Throw your spare change in a jar. Looking for something bigger? I have opened a savings account just for Disney and put a little money from each paycheck in it. In addition, I purchase Disney Gift Cards from a local grocery store, which gives me credit toward discounted gas, and hold on to them until the next trip. Since they can be used for resort stays, tickets, meals, and souvenirs, and can't be raided like cash, they really help.
So, now you know how I survive between trips, but what about you? I'm sure our readers have ways they keep Disney alive when there is no countdown. Please share your tips in the comments!!!
- Disney Gal Kim