I have just come back from 3 weeks in Florida and am really starting to feel the blues. Irrational thoughts are beginning to plague my mind, such as: 'Why did it have to end...Was does time have to pass...Did I enjoy it as much as I could...Did everyone have fun...Why didn't I go back on that ride...?!'
So all I've tried so far is looking at our photos, and that was okay while it lasted... but does anyone have any other advice for dealing with Lack-of-Disney Depression?!
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Repeat of necessary..
Lots of disney movies.
LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS!
And forums. lots and lots of them.
Hey, writing up a trip report, submitting a bunch of photos and ride reviews and hanging out on the discussion board each day can help extend the vacation feeling!
That's why we're here.
We do sometimes go to Alton Tower in England but it really doesn't compare! Some of the rides are good, but there's no consistent attention to detail to hold it all together. It's really not a 'theme' park per say...
And I am in the process of writing Trip Reports, Robert...but my first one hasn't shown up on here yet... I've emailed you seperately :-) But TPI is definitely helping. A Lot.
However, visiting Silver Dollar City down in Branson does help - so I guess it depends on the immersive quality of the local park. Some parks do "Disney" better than others, I guess.
It's comforting to know that other people feel the same after Disney though! Maybe I jsut need to have a good cry and get it out!
What's everyone's favourite weepies? Might have to stick Bambi on...
PS – I am going to Orlando for 8 days starting May 7th…. I bet that does not help though…
Silver Dollar City, on the other hand, has many of the same immersive, narrative qualities found at a Disney park, but without the state of the art headliners. SDC is a "destination park" because it takes a couple of days to do and see everything the park offers.
Between the two parks, WoF and SDC, I can get a coaster fix and a themed entertainment fix... at least enough to hold me over until my next Disney trip!
Also, has this been mentioned? Start planning your next vacation to the Mouse....duh!!! ;)
Good idea planning next trip Scott...unfortunately I've got a husband who's plugging for next holiday to be Vietnam (will be awesome but SO different...) and the same old budget issues, but we're all blue-skying here so what the hey... you know I'm already planning in my head (who isn't?!)
Brian, I actually love hearing about other peoples' next trips, whenever I meet someone over here who's a Disney-goer you can't stop me talking about it! Who are you going with, what are you looking forward to most, where are you staying and how long is it since you last went?!
And James, thanks for explaining about your local parks - you are lucky to have them at least! We've got two little ones near London that I guess I could try out (but once you start comparing cost to Disney tickets...). I'm sure I could get an adrenaline fix to last a while!
Maybe I could try reading those Kingdom Keeper novels, anyone think they're any good?
I hate to say it but I have had Florida blues for over a year now and I just put down the phone and said... 'I'm going to see Mickey!' 28th August (I know it will still be busy but needs must).
The countdown is on! (Having been to every 5-year WDW anniversary since their 20th I feel its rude for me not to go)
I am a total Seaworld addict too and I have said - they'll wonder what they've done wrong if I don't make an appearance at the new Orca show!!
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A Model Day at Magic Kingdom - Exclusive Disney Parks Tilt-Shift Video
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Those will take you back!
Shari - I've just finished some sweets I got in Honeydukes :-( And the only choc frog I bought was for my friend's birthday present which isn't until August! (I hope I can resist that long!)
And thanks TH - I'll check out those vids - when Im not at work!
It would certainly be nice to go to every 5 year anniversary too. Well done for booking August, Kelly! Enjoy the countdown! It doesn't help that my mum's already going back in September (and she came with us in April)...I wish I could be a kid again so my parents would pay for my holidays!!!!
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