How You Know It’s Time to Go Back to Walt Disney World

cinderella castle

A question we get asked a lot is, “When do you know it’s time to go back to Disney World?”

We’ve decided to collect and share our answers to this question with all of you, in case you are struggling right now.

It’s Time to Go Back to Disney World when:

– Clouds and puddles start to look like Hidden Mickeys to you.


– You make pancakes in the shape of Mickey without even knowing you are doing it.

– You’ve been humming “it’s a small world” all day.

– While on your morning run or walk you start daydreaming that you are actually walking up Main Street, USA while eating a churro/popcorn/cookie.

dole whip

– You’re eating ice cream at home and in your mind you’re really eating a Dole Whip.

– You wear your Mickey Ears while cleaning the house, or running errands, or mowing the grass.

disney pin trading

– You realize you need just one more mug/trading pin to complete your collection.

– You cry during the opening credits of Disney movies because you miss seeing Cinderella Castle in real life.

kitchen sink at beaches and cream

– You stand at the kitchen sink doing dishes and are daydreaming you are really sitting in front of a Beaches and Cream Kitchen Sink Sundae.

– You buy everything you see in stores that has Mickey on it from lawn ornaments and greeting cards to toys and clothes.

– Someone introduces themselves as your host and you automatically ask “My Ghost Host?”

– You look out the window of your office and instead of seeing the parking lot you are picturing Main Street USA and Cinderella Castle.

happily ever after fireworks at the magic kingdom

– The local fireworks shows no longer impress you after seeing Happily Ever After.

– While watching the local fireworks show you wonder where the dessert party is being hosted.

– While taking down your American flag at night you find yourself re-enacting the Flag Retreat Ceremony.

– You get on your commuter train or bus and have to stop yourself from saying aloud, “Please stand clear of the doors” as the doors close.

monorail tshirt

– You realize your social media feed is 95 percent Disney World-related.

– You tear up because you miss Disney World so much when reading AllEars.Net.

– You can actually taste the food being reviewed on AllEars.Net and just need to have it now.

tonga toast at kona cafe

Those are just a few of the ways we know it’s time to go back to Disney World. How do you know it’s time to go back to Disney World? Share your reasons with us below!

Signs You Know It's Time To Go Back To Disney World

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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3 Replies to “How You Know It’s Time to Go Back to Walt Disney World”

  1. You start planning where to eat, which parks to do on which days, and what to pack and take, and you don’t even have a trip to go on or in the near future!

  2. While my husband was reading this aloud, I was making Tonga Toast for breakfast and Disney Parks music was playing in the background. Thankfully we have a trip planned that’s coming up soon. Not too sure how much longer we can hold out!!

    You know its time to go back to Disney when you see the Welcome to Disney your rearview mirror 😀

    DEBK replies: Exactly! Hope you enjoyed your Tonga Toast.