How to Create Your Own Disney Staycation

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How to Create Your Own Disney Staycation

Who says you have to spend a lot of money or leave home to enjoy a Disney vacation?

While Disney cruises and Disneyland are a ton of fun, sometimes you just can’t get away for something like that. Perhaps you’re still saving up money for a big trip, or your spouse cannot get time off work.

Maybe your kids are not healthy enough for a long trip right now. Whatever the reason, you can create your own Disney staycation instead and it will be a blast.

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Here are some ideas on how to do it:

  1. Recreate some of the famous Disney destinations in your own home. Build smaller scale versions of the things you want to see. 
  2. Have a Disney Music Night and sing all your favourite Disney Songs.
  3. Recreate your favourite Disney movie scenes at home. Have a blast acting out everyone’s favourite Disney moments right in your own house.
  4. Decorate everything with Disney from top to bottom. Borrow some Disney items from friends if you have people willing to lend for your project, deck out the entire house like a Disney theme park. The kids will love it!
  5. Wear Disney themed clothing items at home or have even more fun and dress up in second hand or home made Disney costumes.
  6. Have a Fun Disney themed party. Find fantastic ideas online and make your own decorations and party food.
  7. Make Disney Ears. There are so many different ideas, from Mickey ears to Belle, to Aristocrats or maybe even Moana Mickey Ears. Check out my tutorial for Moana ears on youtube.

So, are you ready to start planning a Disney staycation of your own now? It’s really easy, especially if you already have a lot of Disney themed stuff lying around. It’s also a lot of fun and you can get the whole family involved in the process.

Angela x

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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  1. What a fun idea to make a Disney Staycation! I just love your video on how to make Moana ears….great idea! I am totally going to do that with my kids!

  2. These are great tips! I love Disney and I love going to Disneyland but I live quite far away so no that easy to go. Recreating a disney atmosphere at home is easier and cheaper too. When I have kids, I’ll do that 🙂

  3. It will surely be a lot of fun! I love those Moana Disney Ears. I enjoyed watching the video. Makes me wanna try making this too for my daughter. Thank you for sharing.

    1. We went five years ago and are going again soon but on the years you can’t go on holiday or visit a place like this it is a great idea!

  4. You are such a live saver. This is it especially for those of us who live outside the US and with the Disney fan caravan only coming so often in so long. This should aptly make do. I can already see delight on their faces coming home from school to find Disney !

  5. These are some fabulous ideas. We’re a Disney-loving family so I’ll try some of these out. Well, my husband isn’t a fan, but the rest of us love it!

  6. I actually had a sing a long night with my nieces just recently. It actually turned out to be a ton of fun.

  7. I would love to plan out a Disney Staycation. I think it is a fantastic idea I know my kids will love. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Wow! Superb Idea and the suggestions too…I would definitely try to make my own Disney Staycation..Thank you so much for this..:)

  9. This is very cool. I am not sure whether that I am that kind of crafty person but it’s awesome. I would have loved to make my own Mickey ears with my daughter. It would be a lot of fun.

  10. Decking the ENTIRE house out in a theme really would be fun. I can’t believe that with four kids I haven’t thought of this already!

  11. I have always dreamed of going to Disney but I really love this concept of a Disney staycation.. After all, who doesn’t like a good old fashioned Disney sing a long x

    1. Yes I think going to Disneyland is a dream and until you can afford or plan it, a staycation is the way to go!

  12. Disney always looks so much fun! I think watching a bunch of disney shows and spending quality time would make it a disney staycation.

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