How to experience Disneyland from home

Kristine Tarbert
·Features and Health Editor
·4-min read

Maybe you’ve had to cancel a dream trip to Disneyland this year, or you’ve been lucky enough to go previously, and have been using those happy memories to get you through another bout of lockdown.

Either way, there is no denying there’s something special about the magic of Disney, particularly the excitement and wonder that comes from the theme parks.

Anaheim, CA - August 10th 2016: Mary Poppins smiles at a young child as she leads a line of children in song and dance in front of Cinderella's castle during Disney's 60th Diamond Celebration.
Time for some Disney magic at home. Photo: Getty

Disney Magic Moments is keen to continue to spread some pixie dust and magic until we can travel again with a host of virtual rides, activities, and recipes available online.

Virtual rides and behind the scenes

Ratatouille – Ride & Learn video from Disneyland Paris - here

Scamper on over to Disneyland Paris for a tasty good time. But be careful, rodents and kitchens are rarely a good recipe. Now your “ratmobile” awaits...bon appetit!

The Little Mermaid - Ariel’s Undersea Adventure from Disneyland California - here

Join the sea life on this musical adventure that makes you the starfish of this beloved story. So swim on through and you’ll find Sebastian, Flounder, Scuttle and even the maniacal Ursula and her electric henchmen Flotsam and Jetsam.

Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland - here

Hop aboard a Mystic Magneto-Electric Carriage and head into the museum, where you’ll learn more about this labyrinth of rooms overflowing with photographs, drawings and rarities chronicling Lord Henry’s thrilling global expeditions.

TRON Lightcycle Power Run - Ride & Learn video from Shanghai Disneyland - here

Users, proceed to the Grid. Your Lightcycle awaits synching. System Warning: Your race along the digital frontier may be dangerous. Make it through eight Energy Gates before the other team and avoid getting derezzed. Keep bandwidth for necessary information download. Proceed. Download commencing at Shanghai Disneyland Resort.

Slinky Dog Coaster, Walt Disney World

We had a ride on the Slinky Dog Coaster in Toy Story Land of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Ride along with us in the video below:

Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park - here

This attraction takes you through the Golden Age of Piracy where you’ll encounter Captain Barbosa as he searches for Captain Jack Sparrow. In this new Ride & Learn video, keep yer eyes peeled for fun facts that may reveal the schemes of these dreaded band of scoundrels.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios - here

Engineer Goofy is inviting you aboard Runnamuck Railroad for a magical experience in Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. In this new “Ride & Learn” video, step inside the park’s Chinese Theatre and into Mickey and Minnie’s cartoon world. With Goofy at the controls, what could possibly go wrong?

Radiator Springs Racers at Disneyland Resort - here

In this new “Ride & Learn” video, buckle up for a tour around Carburettor County — where the movie “Cars” springs to life. You’ll even learn a few fun things as you cruise through town and zoom past the towering Cadillac Range mountains.

Bring Disneyland to life in your living room

A great at-home activity is Paper Parks, printable activity sheets complete with instructions to create 3D versions of Main Street USA. You can grab them here.

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Try some recipes from Disney Recipe Vault

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  • Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese from the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Recipe here.

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Delicious Mac & Cheese. Photo: Disney
  • Iconic theme park Churros! A simple at-home recipe inspired by the iconic snack served at all our parks around the globe - here

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Who's had a churro at a theme park?! Photo: Disney
  • Chocolate Waffles From Tamu Tamu Refreshments at Disney’s Animal Kingdom - here

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  • Apple Pie from Whispering Canyon Café at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge - here

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