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.
Here are some ideas on how to do it:
- Recreate some of the famous Disney destinations in your own home. Build smaller scale versions of the things you want to see.
- Have a Disney Music Night and sing all your favourite Disney Songs.
- Recreate your favourite Disney movie scenes at home. Have a blast acting out everyone’s favourite Disney moments right in your own house.
- 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!
- Wear Disney themed clothing items at home or have even more fun and dress up in second hand or home made Disney costumes.
- Have a Fun Disney themed party. Find fantastic ideas online and make your own decorations and party food.
- 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.
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!
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!
thanks I love DIsney and the ears are a great idea.
Corinne & Kirsty ? (@corinnekirsty) says
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 🙂
Yes i think it can be fun to create one at home!
This is way to cute and great staycation. A DIY! I can see the kids truly enjoying the experience and adventure.
We are looking forward to this so so much.
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.
She doesn’t know about it yet, I know she will love it when she see’s it
Going to an actual Disney resort seems super expensive. I love the idea of having a Disney staycation instead!
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!
Lwandaz Tales says
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 !
Oh I hope this is a fun thing you can do with your family!
Amber Myers says
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!
Ha ha! Some are and some are not but never mind… I think it’s so fun to celebrate Disney!
Shannon Graham says
I actually had a sing a long night with my nieces just recently. It actually turned out to be a ton of fun.
How awesome.We often sing Disney songs at bed time before Sylvia goes to sleep! She loves it!
Claudia Krusch says
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.
I think it could be fun on a rainy day too!
Wow! Superb Idea and the suggestions too…I would definitely try to make my own Disney Staycation..Thank you so much for this..:)
It’s a great idea for any kids I think!
These are all really great ideas. I don’t have kids yet but I will definitely keep this in mind when the time comes. Love your blog.
Oh thanks for the lovely comment.
Claire Bear says
Omg I love disney and these are some fun ideas!! They are so adorable hahaha
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.
I really want to make some mickey ears for our Disney trip!
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!
It could be real fun! 🙂
Ana De-Jesus says
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
Yes I think going to Disneyland is a dream and until you can afford or plan it, a staycation is the way to go!
Befitting Style says
Disney always looks so much fun! I think watching a bunch of disney shows and spending quality time would make it a disney staycation.
Thank you. We are so looking forward to this.