This Family Recreated a Disney Trip at Home During the Quarantine
This family recreated a trip to Disney World at home during the quarantine, and the photos are awesome.
Under normal circumstances, many families would be on spring break right now, splashing around on the beach or riding the attractions at Disney World. Of course, the coronavirus pandemic has derailed all of that, forcing people to stay inside their homes for the foreseeable future. And while self-isolating is undeniably hard, you can take inspiration on how to make the best of the situation from this family who recreated a Disney trip at home during the quarantine. Over the weekend, Jen Gray Sampson wrote on Instagram that while spring break may not have turned out as planned, her family had some "pretty sweet virtual trips " lined up. First stop? Disney World!
Here are the kids—dressed in full Disney gear—taking the customary photo at the entrance to the happiest place on earth.
They kicked things off with breakfast at Chef Mickey's—Mickey Mouse waffles included.
Then they took the monorail over to the Magic Kingdom to hop on some of their favorite rides, and "even got wet on Splash Mountain." It seems like the family made good use of the fact that there are hundreds of Disney ride videos online, and used buckets to recreate the feeling of being on one. In one especially cute photo, it seems dear old dad even did some heavy lifting to enhance the intended effect.
It wouldn't be Disney without the lines, so they waited to meet some of their favorite characters and had a little dance party.
After a quick monorail trip to Epcot Center for some more rides and lunch at the Electric Umbrella, it was time to go back to the hotel for a little R&R.
But wait! The best part was yet to come: The famous Disney World parade.
Thanks to the help of some friends, they got to see live performances from characters like Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Miguel from Coco, and one especially enthusiastic dwarf.
Afterwards, they had some Mickey ice cream bars at Hollywood Studios, rode a few more rides, and had dinner at Mama Melrose. Then it was off to the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park, where they rounded out the day with a special showing of The Empire Strikes Back.
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What a day. After the AMAZING parade we finished off the afternoon with Mickey Bars at Hollywood Studios. To our surprise The Great Movie Ride was still open and a familiar face was our tour guide. After a few more rides and dinner at Mama Melrose, we finished our day at Galaxy's Edge where we rode Smugglers Run and caught a special showing of Empire Strikes Back. @waltdisneyworld #stayhome #springbreak2020
It just goes to show that if you stay positive and get creative, you can still have fun while self-quarantining, and even make some unique memories your family will cherish forever.