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Disney fans re-create the theme parks at home with ‘Homemade Disney’

by Brittani Tuttle

While the theme parks continue to stay closed in the U.S., some fans have taken it upon themselves to create a bit of fun at home with “Homemade Disney” and “Homemade Theme Park.”

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Through the hashtag #HomemadeDisney on social media, Disney fans have crafted their own magical experiences at home, taking inspiration from Jungle Cruise, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, and more:

Yo ho Yo ho a quarantine’s life for me!
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Universal fans also got in on the fun with #HomemadeThemePark, creating their own virtual visits to Universal Orlando, a ride on Jurassic Park River Adventure, and for those who always wish it was Halloween, a dose of Halloween Horror Nights:

Jurassic Park River Adventure - Stay Home Edition - Islands of Adventure

This fan-driven movement was first shared on Twitter by Jess Siswick (@tinymallet), who crafted her own takes on a day at Magic Kingdom, getting boarding passes for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, The Haunted Mansion, and even a full-blown commercial for #HomemadeDisney:

“When my work trip was canceled, I wanted to still be a part of it. So I started making these little videos experiencing the whole thing from the flight down to being in the parks,” said Siswick. “I started looking around my room to see how I could simulate the typical vacation pics and videos sharing them with my best friend to make her laugh since our trip was canceled. When they announced the parks closing too a few days later, I took to sharing them on Twitter because now everyone was in the same boat as I was. Missing out on their Disney fun, and I wanted to keep the magic alive!”

“The response has been my absolute favorite thing!” said Siswick. “Everyone getting so creative, just because we can’t all physically be in a place together. These videos have such a sense of joy and community.”


Think you can create your own Homemade Disney or Homemade Theme Park experience? We want to see them! Feel free to share them with us on Twitter @Attractions, and we’ll update this post with our favorites.

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