I'm very sad that my trip is over

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  1. MissKris721

    MissKris721 Mouseketeer

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    I just feel so awful inside that my trip to Disney has come and gone. Looking at my pictures just makes me want to go back even more (and it won't be possible to go back most likely for years). I looked forward to Disney for about two years....and now it is over. I work at a day camp and some of the kids come with Disney backpacks and it makes me think how much I want to go back and how much I miss the magic. Ugh, I want to get out of this feeling! Any suggestions?
     
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  3. GottaGetToDisney!

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    I wish a had a cure for post-vacation depression, too. I've been suffering from it GREATLY since we returned on June 17th. *sigh* I miss Disney every single day. I sit at work and fantasize about being there again. Want to know what's worse than working at your day camp? Working as a travel agent! I get Disney inquiries just about every day and I want to scream at them "SHUT UP ABOUT DISNEYWORLD! CAN'T YOU SEE I'M MOURNING IT RIGHT NOW?!?" :lmao: :rotfl2: :lmao:

    Just taking it day by day....

    Gotta Get To Disney! :moped:
     
  4. MissKris721

    MissKris721 Mouseketeer

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    I'm glad I am not alone in this post vacation funk!
     
  5. dogsmom

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    Visit the DIS often!!:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2
     
  6. Crazy4Disney06

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    I've worried a bit about that myself. Our first ever family WDW vacation is in August and it's been 2 years in the making. I'm worried that once we get back I'll go into post vacation funk.:confused3 :sick: :guilty:
    I guess I'll just have to plan another trip to help get over it when the time comes :rotfl:
     
  7. smylie1

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    I seriously thought something was wrong with me. From the moment we left I felt a kind of sadness inside. We go to Daytona Beach every summer, and I love it, but I've never felt the feelings about a vacation being over like I've had since leaving Disney. I honestly wonder if there are subliminal messages in that magical music that makes getting back to Disney your lifes work.

    I didn't even give DH a chance to shoot down the idea of going back. I went ahead and made reservations and said, "deal with it!".

    When we were at EPCOT, I thought about what the original idea for EPCOT was and was imagining that I lived there and had went into EPCOT Center for the evening:rotfl2: I'm crazy, I know.

    I think there are just some of us who "get" all that Walt wanted it to be to people.....We should form our own society!:grouphug:
     
  8. byoung

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    Welcome to the Disney blues.
     
  9. ziggybaby

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    Start planning your next visit to the mouse
    It'll take your mind of your blues and give you something to look forward to

    :thumbsup2
     
  10. MissKris721

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    The problem with planning the next visit is that it most likely won't be for years. We have tentatively decided to go in Dec 2008, but that is only if we are not pregnant or have a baby and that seems more likely (I want to start a family). So once we have a baby we definitely will not be returning until our young one is at least four or five (I want them to be able to remember it). I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
     
  11. Jrabbit910

    Jrabbit910 Keep Calm and get your Sparkle on!!

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  12. Jill in Chicago

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    I so know how you feel! It just really hits you hard! Truly the only thing that makes it better is knowing that you are going back. Is there any way you could squeeze in one more trip before you get pregnant?
     
  13. Khokhonutt

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    We called it ADD - After Disney Depression. I wrote about it in our trip report (see sig below). Writing about the trip helped. Planning the next trip, no matter how far off, helped as well.

    Think of it as practice for the kids you hope to have. Say it with us, "It'll get better, I promise."
     
  14. themudd4

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    We hooked us another one guys!

    Seriously tho, there is not much you can do aside from start planning your next trip. It does help some.
     
  15. Indianadisneyfan

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    You can count in also :sad1: :sad2: Maybe Ed mcMahon will come to my house one day ( It would be my luck that I would be at work), of course it would help If I entered .
     
  16. pamole

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    I was equating your post-disney blues to post-wedding blues, when i realized that your post-disney blues ARE your post-wedding blues!! Which, of course, is only making your situation worse.... Like Christmas (that we shop for, decorate for, bake for, etc. for months, and then is over in 1 day) your wedding has that same "let down" -- except even worse than Christmas --which, like clock-work, comes every 12/25-- b/c your wedding only comes once.... I had the same scenario -- wedding that I planned for 1 1/2 yrs and then a "Disneymoon", but I let the excitement of just coming home each day to my new DH and cooking a meal for just the 2 of us, etc., get me thru the post-wedding/WDW "ordinariness"....

    Take up scrapbooking, if you haven't already - it's a great way to re-live all of the great memories!

    Plus, aren't you exhausted from all that wedding planning and your WDW honeymoon?! Rest up -- enjoy the "nothingness" -- if parenthood comes as quickly as you want it to, you'll need your rest!!!

    (Plus, like the other posters, I agree-- start planning that "surprise, we're having a baby trip!")
     
  17. grumpy.uncle

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    I think that a WDW vacation is such sensory overload and so far more than any other vacation that you can't help being a little depressed when it all ends. I always dread when we wake up on our last day; the thought of going back to the real world is just plain depressing. Disney allows us to escape reality for a short time and reenter our childhood. It is like no other place in the world and those who haven't been have no idea. I love the posters who are going back for a return trip and ask about having to respond to all the people who hound them about "Are you going back there agaaaaaain?". Unless you have experienced WDW, there is no way you can even relate. My suggestion to you to get over the WDW blues: keep visiting the DIS. It's a great way to pass the time until your next trip. I love reading other people's trip reports. I can live vicariously through other people's vacations. The first time we went to WDW, we planned on it being our only trip there. We had such an incredible time that we returned 2 years later, at which time I purchased DVC. Just went back in January, dragging my friends along for my 50th BD. None of them were looking forward to the trip like I was. By the end, they all understood about the Disney Magic. One couple even went to DL a couple of months later w/ their neices and nephews. I think they're hooked, folks!!!
     
  18. Renee1061

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    I feel your pain!! We're not planning on going again until next June, but I'm already trying to figure out a way to take another trip between now and then!
     
  19. cfknight

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    I guess disney does truley have some kind of magic. I'm depressed for about 2 months or better after returning. I have been several places for vacation and never felt like I do from returning from WDW. We used to stay at a mod. resort once a year. We now are going to try a value twice a year. I think this will be a little better knowing we will be back in 6 months. :thumbsup2
     
  20. Snookies

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    There are some excellent suggestions on this thread for anyone that suffers from post-trip blues. I've never really had them since I travel so much on business and am always glad to get home. However, working with scrapbooks (or digital photography) and planning are good. To OP who's afraid the next trip will not be for years because they may start a family and want to wait until children are 4 or 5 to go: don't be afraid to take those kids when they're toddlers in strollers. Our DD was 18 months on her first trip. Although there have been 7 more trips in the subsequent 9 years, along with 2 trips to DLR, my most vivid trip memories are from those trips when she was 1.5, 2.5, and 4. Traveling this way is not everyone's cup of tea and it is a lot of work, but it is something to consider imho.
     
  21. shaniadobie

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    I so feel your pain. my group that goes is not planning on going back until 2009 and we have been every year for the past 4 years ( going Sept. 19th i can't wait) that alone is making me feel depressed.... I always feel a little bit lost when i get home and it takes me about 2 weeks to get over that lost feeling.
    I don't think that my DH will want to go with out our extended family :guilty: so we will see.
     

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