How do you cope with the letdown of returning home after vacation? This episode details the best ways to make the most of your time after your Disney vacation.
Today we wrap up our Disney planning series. We’ve gone to the parks and enjoyed our vacation. We’re not quite done! Shayne and I will discuss some plans you should make to extend that amazing trip even more.
Tasks to Complete After Your Disney Vacation
Download Photos from My Disney Experience/Memory Maker
You have 45 days from the date the photo was taken. Don’t lose those photos! We’ve got some ideas of how to use those later in the show.
Have a Family Debriefing the Trip
Wow! That trip was a lot! Ask opinions, keep track of your thoughts and ideas. Those notes will come in handy for the next stop.
Have a Post-Trip Meeting With Your Travel Advisor
Tell them what went well with your trip and what you would have like to see go better. This will help them better advise you on your next vacation. Form a relationship with your advisor so they can legitimately advise you and not simply take your orders.
Think of us as your personal vacation sommelier, curating the best experiences tailored specifically to–and personally for–you.
Don’t go to a big box store and buy a big box vacation. Your vacation should be your vacation, not something off the Priceline buffet.
Book Your Next Trip Immediately After Your Disney Vacation
Wait, we can go to Disney again???!. The benefit of getting the next trip on the books (Why we are a “Disney family”
Even if you don’t immediately go back to Disney. Always have your next two trips booked.
Disney is full of fun, happiness, and magic. Well-trained cast members going out of their way to help you have the best experience of your life. After several days of that, then coming back to the “real world,” going back to work, is a huge let-down.
Post Disney Blues has an entry in Urban Dictionary.
Another phrase is PDD, Post Disney Depression.
Instead of wallowing in post-trip blues, embrace the planning of your next travel experience.
How to Extend Your trip
(memories, souvenirs, etc)
Use Those Memory Maker Photos
They’re quality photos by professional photographers. Print some and frame them. Make a photo book for your trip. They’ll make great gifts for the holidays after your trip.
My screen saver is still the photos from our first trip to Disney. It’s all of the Memory Maker photos and the pics we took on our phones.
Display Your Souvenirs
Allow yourself to be creative. Put them where you can see them and relive the memories, where your friends will see them and ask about your trip. When you tell them about it, you get to relive and enjoy those memories all over again.
Wear Your Gear
Hopefully, you got some cool shirts and maybe some Mickey ears. Wear them. Be ready for National Wear-Your-Ears Day on March 29. Our friend Kerri Stuart invented that holiday. Does Rob try to take credit too?
Disney Movies and Music+
Watch the movies that go along with the favorite parts of your trip.
Wait. Disney Has WHAT?
Florida’s Walt Disney World
4 parks and 2 waterparks
The original Disney Park with classic characters, like Magic Kingdom.
Disney California Adventure
The newer Disneyland park with more Pixar and Marvel attractions.
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort
A resort on the coast of South Carolina, on a secluded 15-acre island.
Very family-friendly with lots of activities for kids.
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
On Vero Beach, Florida. Also very family-friendly, but much calmer than the parks.
Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa
Disney’s resort in Ko’Olina. Check out episode 3 to enjoy our episode on Aulani.
Also, check our Aulani info site for more information.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney’s cruise ships are the ultimate cruising experience. Enjoy our resources about Disney Cruise Lines:
- Episode 27: Cruise Line Comparisons, (including Disney Cruise Lines)
- Episode 40: Stories of Cruise Customer Service Experiences
- Peruse our Disney Cruise Line info site for more information
Adventures By Disney
Guided group and family vacations offering elevated immersive, cultural, and adventure experiences domestically and internationally.
Check out episode 9: What is Adventures by Disney?
International Disney Parks
- Tokyo Disney
- Disneyland Paris
- Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
- Shanghai Disney Resort
How do you cope with returning home after your Disney vacation?
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Start Making Your Magical Memories!
Ryan and Shayne are both Travel Advisers with Creating Magic Vacations, an authorized Disney Vacation Planner. Feel free to reach out to us for a free quote and to start making magical memories.
- Contact Ryan at DisneyTravelDad.Com.
- Contact Shayne at Shayne.fun.
Check Out Our Complete Disney Vacation Masterclass!
- Episode 36: So you want to go to Disney?
- Episode 39: How to choose and book the best Disney World vacation options for you.
- Episode 42: Top tips for planning Disney Dining.
- Episode 44: Last-minute planning for your Disney World vacation.
- Episode 47: How to Maximize Your Time at Disney World.
- Episode 48: Best Things to do After your Disney Vacation.
More Related Posts
- Episode 16: Dad Daughter Trip to Disney World Trip Report
- Episode 19: Ryan’s Multi-Generational Disney World Trip Report
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Previously on All Things Travel, Episode 47: How to Maximize Your Time at Disney World.