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Old 10-02-2012, 09:37 PM   #31
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I drink out of my resort mug at work (yes, it is refillable there!).


I am drinking out of my mug as I type!

Also, while doing work on the computer, I will listen to Mouseworld Radio.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:20 PM   #32
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What do I do to help with the withdrawal? I stream Disney parks music on my iPhone. The Disney 4 Parks 1 World CD is always in my car's disc player. I throw on one of my Disney tees (or pajamas), grab some popcorn and my refillable mug, and chill out with either a Disney movie or stream Disney youtube videos on the television. I've also been known to whip out the Mickey cookie cutter and make some Mickey rice krispy treats.
I also look at all the picture threads here on the Dis. I love to see the great pics people take of the parks and DTD. And I'm always changing my mind of which resort we'll stay at next. So, I spend a lot of time on the resort threads getting to know them all.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:35 PM   #33
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My family and I spent 14 days in Disney, and just left yesterday. Needless to say, we're all going through major Disney withdrawal/ depression. Especially my sister and I. Does anyone have anything they do to help with the withdrawal of not being in the most happiest place in the world? Thanks in advance!
Well one thing that seems to help that is often not mentioned is that when you return, give yourself an extra day (or two if possible) before you have to return to work. In other words, try to plan it so that when you return you're not right back to work the very next day.

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In either 2006 or 2007 we did an 11 day WDW vacation, the first 9 at BoardWalk, the last 2 at POFQ. In the cab from BW to POFQ I said to wifey, 'You know, if we were going to the airport right now I'd be OK with that'. Don't misunderstand, I didn't want to leave, but I realized I'd had my fill. Ever since then, on trips mostly of 7 or 8 days, our last day was one of contentment, not depression. Even the stroll through MCO with all the new arrivees streaming past failed to dent our spirits...Bill From PA
I also have to comment on the sentiment of this post...I agree. We started going for longer times usually spending about 16 days on trips in recent years and while I was not wanting to leave...I was ready or content as this poster wrote. So my point is not "try to go for longer times" but regardless of the length of time realize the end for what it is and think of the fun and be happy with that.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:47 PM   #34
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I am drinking out of my mug as I type!

Also, while doing work on the computer, I will listen to Mouseworld Radio.
Yes, but what are you drinking? A Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slush ala French pavillion?
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:31 AM   #35
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Post Disney Blues

I'm having a little post Disney blues over here too. We went at the end of August. Back to school was a nice distraction. I am having a great time going through all our pictures- so many memories made this trip! I also have friends there right now and I'm following them on facebook and living vicariously through them
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:07 PM   #36
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I'm having a little post Disney blues over here too. We went at the end of August. Back to school was a nice distraction. I am having a great time going through all our pictures- so many memories made this trip! I also have friends there right now and I'm following them on facebook and living vicariously through them
Sometimes I think it's worse reading about it, I want to be there having fun with them.
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PDD "Cure"

Well, there really is no cure, per se. However, I have heard of many different ideas on how "to treat" it such as plan your next trip, listen to the CDs, watch family videos, etc. I have found, however, that those can have the opposite, worsening effect.

Here's what my family has done in the past, and what my wife and I continue to do: Make your trip to WDW the first part of a longer vacation. We will stay at Disney for a week, and then hit a beach and stay at a condo for week two. This gives us something to immediately look forward to and do and lessens the negative impact we feel when Disney is over. This way, the Magical Express ride back to the airport with the "see you real soon" lightly playing in the background isn't the last thing we do before going back to work on Monday!
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That feeling is such an awful feeling. We go through it everytime we leave WDW. Haven't really found a cure per say but it helps to continue to immerse yourself with Disney. Look at pictures from your trip, watch vids on youtube, listen to Disney music, go on DIS, start talking about your next trip etc.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:20 AM   #39
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There is no complete cure! You can only place your Post Disney Depression (PDD) into remission by planning for your next trip or going to local Disney stores. After our last trip we went to our local Disney stores, one of which is a Disney experience store. This helped...a little. Immerse yourself in good books about the park and imagineers. Likewise, subscribe to a bunch of disney podcasts. Buy memorabilia, today I just received from my wife an incredible haunted mansion attraction poster replica on some sort of sheet metal. Really cool looking.

Every time we return we contemplate a move to be close to the magical kingdom. This sounds crazy to friends and family but oh well. In two years we plan to move from our current locale. We have debated being closer to family (within 3.5 hrs of disneyland) or being bold and going to disney world (our fav of the two parks). Plus we hate winter, love beaches, and want a different pace so either place is a plus.
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I get this too - this year it wasn't so bad but last year I was so depressed when I got back that I considered not going back anymore just to avoid going through it again. Having other trips planned definitely helps though, even if they're tentative and way off in the distance. For me, things like listening to the music and coming on the Dis actually make it worse, so I usually take a few days after getting home to get myself together before I'm able to go on youtube and watch Wishes etc without tearing up.

Edit: I agree with the PP - going to the Disney store in your city definitely helps!
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