With all of us in self-quarantine due to the Coronavirus, many people are going a little batty with cabin fever. And for those of us who are near Disney Parks, we now can’t go to our usual “happy place” when things get tough. In this case, quite literally, our “happiest happy place on Earth.” But Disney fans are an imaginative lot. If we can’t leave our homes to go to the parks, then we’ll bring the parks home!
The #HomemadeDisney hashtag has been trending on social media lately, as fans have been posting videos of themselves recreating iconic Disneyland and Walt Disney World attractions from the comfort of their own homes in DIY form. And as you can see down below, the results are pretty spectacular.
One of the most iconic rides in Disneyland has been Pirates of the Caribbean. This family recreated the classic New Orleans Square dark ride, even including the famous waterfall drop. Oh, and if you’re wondering how we know this is the Disneyland version and not the Magic Kingdom version? The Orlando park doesn’t have the old man in the rocking chair. Original swashbucklers represent, ya’ll!
Yo ho yo ho a quarantine’s life for me! My family’s Disneyland Staycation! #Disneyland #PiratesoftheCaribbean #SocialDistancing pic.twitter.com/0VCKnuhOeY— Brooke (@Brookie_disney) March 20, 2020
Speaking of New Orleans Square, the land’s other main attraction is the home to those 999 happy haunts, the Haunted Mansion. Comedian and YouTube star Jenny Lorenzo and her husband David Gallegos recreated the ghostly manor and each of it’s creepy rooms with spectacular accuracy. Looks like you still need to be mindful of those pesky hitchhiking ghosts though.
Another beloved attraction from Walt’s day is the Enchanted Tiki Room. As these folks just showed us, any room in your house can be the Tiki Room. You just need some bird of paradise from your garden, some drums, and a hose. Who needs animatronics when you’ve got all that?
Made something to brighten your day! We present for you Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. #HomemadeDisney #10SecondVacation pic.twitter.com/X0taDeylbR— Bruce Wright (goodbye Elon) (@heybrucewright) March 22, 2020
You know what recreates the snows of Arendelle really well? A bunch of white sheets straight from the dryer. Seriously though, these little girls recreating the Frozen attraction from Epcot is just the right amount of adorable that we need right now.
Inspired by @Brookie_disney & @tinymallet We took an Epcot staycation. #HomemadeDisney #HomeQuarantine pic.twitter.com/bWyf2t7MXi— Brent Walker (@_bwalker) March 22, 2020
This fan recreated the Indiana Jones Adventure, complete with it’s most true-to-life feature. Nope, we don’t mean the giant boulder, although it’s there too. We mean the fact that this ride breaks down constantly.
Exploring is great for social distancing. Except I looked into the forbidden eye 😩😱 #disneyland #HomemadeDisney pic.twitter.com/04PmheJvfY— Jess Siswick (@tinymallet) March 20, 2020
But the parks aren’t just the attractions. Parades are also a major part of the Disney Parks experience. And of the most beloved of all the Disney theme park’s parades is the Main Street Electrical Parade. If you’re a Disney fan who grew up in a particular era, it’s hard to hear that music and just not become automatically happy.
Here's my #HomemadeDisney of my favorite parade, The Main Street Electrical Parade! #Disneyland #disneyworld @tinymallet @MSEP_RP @FrshBakedDisney pic.twitter.com/j8Rg2fhqlv— Miguel (@La_Disneylandia) March 21, 2020
Of course, Space Mountain gets some love too. In this instance, it might not be as high speed a chase through the cosmos, but one’s gotta work with what they’ve got.
#HomemadeDisney #Disneyland— Alex Shannon supports the #WGAStrike (@AlexShannon) March 20, 2020
A roller coaster type ride in the dark. At Home. @tinymallet pic.twitter.com/5V0wOJ6D9I
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the most recent addition to both Disney parks in America, but folks are already nostalgic for the days when they could get chosen to be the engineer on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run instead of the the pilot. Ok, maybe not that nostalgic.
A true life re-enactment of #StarWars Sumgglers Run by @robjyeo. #HomemadeDisney pic.twitter.com/P6P7GKQwjD— Attractions Magazine (@Attractions) March 22, 2020
Speaking of Galaxy’s Edge, for those out there that miss getting a drink and listening to DJ Rex at Oga’s Cantina, turns out, it’s remarkably easy to recreate. Especially if you kept all those free coasters they give away at the bar.
Who needs the CANTINA when you can have the QUARANTINA? #HomemadeDisney@justinhamana @tinymallet @sarahinrealife pic.twitter.com/zArFb9i5YM— Karencita (@karenhamana) March 20, 2020
This family even found a way to give the psychedelic world of Winnie the Pooh a shout out. And yes, I said psychedelic. If you’ve ever been on that ride, you know what part I’m talking about.
spring break when you’re in quarantine #HomemadeDisney #Quarantine pic.twitter.com/KexFfimU99— rachael (@theyjustlikeus) March 21, 2020
We hope this trend continues, and Disney parks fans keep showing us how creative they all are. I mean, how is there not an It’s a Small World done entirely with Funko Pops! yet?
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