Post Disney Depression.

Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by bxccah, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. bxccah

    bxccah Ch-Ch-Ch-ChipnDale!

    Feb 14, 2013
    Hello all. I'm posting this from my villa at Saratoga. I return to England on Thursday and I'm severely depressed. Also injured my foot getting out of test track last week and touring the parks is agonising, which makes it worse as I could be at Magic Kingdom right now! :(

    Anyway, I know when I get back I'm going to be depressed. Very depressed. I don't mean just sad, either- I have a pre-existing psychiatric disorder and so will start slipping into depression (already am!)

    How can I cure PDD short term? We won't be booking another WDW trip for at least three years.
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  3. Wild about Walt

    Wild about Walt Mouseketeer

    Oct 23, 2011
    I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope your injury isn't too severe either.

    I don't get clinically depressed but I do get the 'itch' to be back at the happiest place on earth. We go for 2 to 3 year stretches in between visits as well. These discussion boards certainly help. It turns out there are many others who feel the same way and it feels good letting it all out and chat about it.

    You can also try making scrap books. You don't need to be crafty in the least. You get to go through all your amazing memories and the work you put into it keeps you very occupied. It can get addicting.

    Hope this helps...:earsgirl:
  4. anorman

    anorman Florida Dreaming

    May 31, 2009
    Start planning your next trip!
  5. jt8595

    jt8595 Earning My Ears

    Apr 10, 2009
    Love the scrap book suggestion! I have a scrapbook for each trip that we have taken (to any location). When I get those out and flip through them, I just feel so good remembering all the fun times. Maybe pick up some Disney memorabilia as well that you can display at home--or a special Disney shirt to wear. And I also visit the DISboards frequently. We just got back a few weeks ago and here I am!
  6. a742246

    a742246 And, and, and I caught a fish this big!

    Feb 5, 2008
    Take lots of pictures! You are at the Flower festivel now, when you go home do some flower gardening. Try and get ideas from the flower show and implement them for yourself and compare!
    Finally, look at all the details that Disney creates and when you go home look at all the details in your surrounding location.
    Remember, just about everything is art so see the beauty in everything.
  7. dznyfam3

    dznyfam3 Mouseketeer

    Dec 3, 2012
    I get Disney withdrawals myself! We just got back from a week long trip to Disneyland and I already want to be back there. We go to Disneyland every year but decided we want to do WDW so in order to save money for the trip we have to take next year off from Disney.

    So I started work on making a photo video of our trip and I am working on a WDW planning binder. These will keep me busy planning for the trip even though it seems so long off and it makes the itch to be at the parks a little easier to deal with.

    One thing I do every year when planning our Disneyland trips is learn something new about the parks or something we can do to mix it up a bit and that seems to help pass the time planning that. Like maybe a list of new restaurants to check out and get reviews on or research a tour.

    Hope your foot gets better!
  8. JenneleB

    JenneleB Earning My Ears

    Mar 14, 2013
    I am so glad that I am not the only one who gets sad when leaving. I have been going to WDW about twice a year for the last 2 and a half years but I know I will have to slow down at some point and even the thought of going a year or more makes me sad. I read up about new things at the parks on various blogs and try to look into other trips. We have collected art work from the parks that I enjoy looking at in between trips as well.
    My first trip I injured my knee..... take advantage of the wheel chairs and don't let an injury ruin the end of your trip!
  9. Chaoticsweetness

    Chaoticsweetness Mouseketeer

    Nov 26, 2007
    I am seasonal pass holder. My sister & I usually try to go as often as possible when our passes are valid. During the summer season however are passes are blacked out. Its the worst, I go through Disney withdrawal like crazy, so I usually start planning our next trip & look at past Disney pictures, it helps somewhat.
  10. jordanri

    jordanri Earning My Ears

    Feb 28, 2010
    can you look in to an ecv? i'm sorry to hear you hurt yourself near track :worried: but if you can get one and the price isn't too bad, do a bit of touring in that!
  11. danjoan14

    danjoan14 Clang Clang Clang Went The Trolley

    Apr 12, 2005
    Totally depressed that our trip is over. We've been home for two weeks and I still can't get it out of my mind! :sad2::(
  12. 4one6

    4one6 Earning My Ears

    Sep 1, 2013
    Same here, I find talking about the memories and the future plans makes things a lot better. We have gotten some art that I have put up from the animation studio place in downtown disney, made scrapbooks even editing home movies makes it so much easier and a ton of fun to beat out those blues
  13. Lumiere Lover

    Lumiere Lover You can sleep after we leave WDW..

    Jun 24, 2010
    Sorry to hear about the depression. My husband says I am unbearable when we get back from WDW. He is so sick of going to WDW that now I am planning our first vacation to DL. The easiest way I know to get over the depression is to start a countdown, and start packing things for your next trip (new toothbrushes, qtips, things that don't go bad).

    Good luck, I know it is very hard to get over leaving WDW. I can always be seen crying in the airport.

    I hope your foot gets better quickly.
  14. BigAlsGal

    BigAlsGal DIS Veteran

    Jun 16, 2013
    I do it too. I go every 6 months too. I'm constantly thinking of being there. I listen to pandora, imaginearing radio, and have an app on my phone for music. I get on these boards. I fall asleep thinking of disney. It might be a problem.

    One day I want to move close to disney and work there. Plan your next trip and hang in there. :hug:
  15. pinkfairyy2180

    pinkfairyy2180 Earning My Ears

    Jan 26, 2013
    It was my first Disney trip this August and I got sooo sad went it was time to go home
  16. Princess Disney Mom

    Princess Disney Mom DIS Veteran

    Dec 11, 2008
    Get busy with things you like at home.

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