I get it, it’s not fun to be stuck indoors, so many of us are looking for ways to pass the time. There’s mandatory social distancing and going above and beyond to sanitize everything. And sadly, Disney Parks in the United States are closing through the end of March 2020. So, if you were dreaming of visiting the parks during this time and had to cancel a reservation or just want a Disney fix to get you through, I’m right there with you. Here are my top Disney things to do when you can’t leave the house.
FYI: In case you need the information, here’s how to cancel a Disney World reservation.
1. Download and Stream Disney+
If you’re going to be in the house for days on end, Disney+ is a great way to spend some time catching up on new series or watching favorite movies. For my house, it’s The Mandalorian (who doesn’t love The Child, aka Baby Yoda?)
True, there is a monthly cost, but if you’re a Verizon Wireless customer, you can get Disney+ for free for 12 months. If you haven’t already signed for free Disney+ from Verizon up, here’s the link to do it.
If you’d like another Disney movie alternative, Netflix does have some movies and cartoons from Disney, too.
2. Make Some Disney Crafts
I love Pinterest for looking up anything and everything Disney, so start browsing Disney Crafts and make something pretty. Considering Easter and spring is around the corner, wreaths and wall decor is always fun to make.
Three cool crafts from A Princess and Her Pirates:
Pretty in Baby Food has a super easy Toy Story 4 Forky craft – perfect for making after you binge watch the movies.
Make some DIY Disney attraction signs thanks to wdw Vacation tips.
JUST is a Four Letter Word has printable coloring pages from 18 Disney movies!
Adorable DIY Disney Easter eggs from Sarah in the Suburbs
Make some matching Disney shirts for your next visit to the parks. Thanks, Theme Park Parents, for the cool tutorial.
Mama’s Geeky has some good Disney things to do:
- Gigantosaurus clothespin dinosaur eggs
- Ralph Breaks the Internet Coloring Pages
- Disney Activity Sheets, Coloring Pages, and Recipes
The Farm Girl Gabs has some great Disney crafting resources:
Still on a Frozen bender? Eat Move Make has a super fun Frozen clock tutorial
Super adorable Minnie and Mickey DIY Bookmarks from Hispana Global.
Mom… Rewritten‘s DIY Snow White Disneybounding shirt is adorable.
3. Play Some Disney-Themed Games
These Disney games can be played by printing or playing online:
Disney Game of Things from The Pickled Procrastinator
Disney Pictionary from Bombshell Bling
Play Party Plan has two fun games that you can print:
All Done Adulting has a list of 15 Disney games to play based on age – consider ordering and have them delivered to your house.
Again, Pinterest is where I love to find inspiration, so search Disney games for a huge list.
4. Make Some Disney-Inspired Meals and Snacks
If I’m stuck in the house due to illness, bad weather, whatever, I love to hit up my pantry and bake. It’s a fun way to pass time, plus it’s very rewarding. Here are some fun recipes to try, but again, Pinterest is my go-to for recipe inspiration.
5. Plan Your Next Disney Vacation
When I’m jonesing being at a Disney park, I love planning and perusing for my next vacation.
There are tons of amazing online articles about planning for your next Disney vacation, and I’m happy to write that I cover plenty of topics including how to save money, must-dos, Fastpass+ tips, and even dining.
For reference, please feel free to peruse these site topics:
6. Sing along to Your Favorite Songs, Karaoke-Style
When I’m in the comfort of my own home, I’m all about singing out loud. So, why not get the family involved and to a good, old karaoke sing-along with a Disney kick, right?
I always like searching Disney karaoke songs with lyrics on YouTube and using those videos. Plus, it’s nice brush up on Disney song lyrics.
What are your favorite Disney things to do when you can’t leave the house? Leave me a comment below!
7. Watch POVs of Your Favorite Park
If I can’t be in the Disney parks, I love watching front row attraction povs and videos of people watching. While it’s not the same, it does give me a feeling of happiness – and that’s one we all need right now.