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Showing posts with label Hong Kong Disneyland. Show all posts

Monday, October 8, 2012

Dealing with Disney Depression

It happens to all of us.  You've returned from your magical vacation to the Disney Parks.  You've rested from your fun-filled days, organized the photos, and returned to work when it hits you.  You no longer have a Disney Vacation Countdown!!  You don't even know when you're returning!  That's when Disney Depression sets in... but no worries, friend.  Here are a few tips to get you through until your next countdown begins.

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

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop - It's a Parade!

It's Wordless Wednesday at the Blog hop! Who doesn't  love a Disney Parade? We pulled together some of our favorites to join in the fun of this parade of Wordless Wednesday Photos just for you! Special thanks goes out to Deb from Focused on the Magic for hosting this weekly series.



Gayle: Is there anyone, anywhere that doesn't love the Disney Main Street Electrical Parade? I defy anyone not to clap and giggle with delight when they hear the iconic music! Whether you saw if opening night in Disneyland Resort in 1972, or when they brought it back to Disney California Adventure in 2001, or were lucky enough to catch it one more time at the Magic Kingdom, it's a must see for the Turners!