You and your family have had a magical vacation at the happiest place on earth. But as we know all too well, all good things must come to an end. For the past few days, you’ve escaped the pressures of everyday life. Leaving Disney World and heading back home to the real world is definitely not easy. There’s plenty to not like about this reality. So here’s a list of the top five things we hate about leaving Disney World.#waltexpress #disneyworld #leavingdisneyworld hate about leaving disney

What We Hate About Leaving Disney World

There are so many things we love about Disney World, but here are a few things we hate about leaving Disney World. These struggles are so real, my Disney friends!

Packing Everything Up

After having so much fun and running here and there completing every item on your to-do list, it’s hard to muster the energy and motivation needed to pack your bags. You look around the room and are reminded of the memories you’ve made. If you’re like us, you’re wondering how you’re going to fit everything in your vehicle. On top of everything you brought with you, you’ve accumulated plenty of souvenirs and snacks to take home. It’s all a bit overwhelming and you’re not sure if you even want to tackle this task. But, you must. #waltexpress #disneyworld #leavingdisneyworld hate about leaving disney

Dealing With The Sadness

Post Disney Depression may be something that all Disney fanatics joke about, but it’s a real thing. The fact that you’re leaving such a magical place and headed home is enough to induce all kinds of sadness. The kids are sad about going back to school. And let’s face it, the adults can be quite sad, too! Every time our family takes a Disney vacation, someone ends up in tears as we leave the hotel and get back on the road. There’s only one way to deal with this very real problem: start planning another Disney vacation, of course!

The Food

In the midst of all the magic of a Disney vacation, there’s something even more special about the food. It doesn’t matter if it’s food you can get at home, it’s better at Disney World. The cupcakes, cookies, pies, and definitely the churros. You just can’t wait to get back to enjoy it all again! If you have one of the dining plans, here’s a tip that you may not be aware of: Snack credits that are left over can be used at your resort’s quick service dining location. Stock up on your favorite snacks to use on the road back home.

The Disney Magic

There are many things to love about a Disney vacation. But there’s nothing like the Disney magic. So what is Disney magic? It’s the cast members who are incredible at making you feel special. The music that you can’t help but sing along with. The smiles of cast members and park visitors alike. The minute details that the Imagineers spend so much time on throughout the parks and resorts. One of our favorites? The Magic Bands. These bands are great collectibles, but they unlock a ton of magic. From unlocking your room door to paying for souvenirs to using your Fast Passes. These little bands will spoil you. And you won’t realize that until you get home and have to pull your keys out of your pocket or actually have to physically pull a credit card or cash out of your wallet. It doesn’t matter how many times you visit Disney World, leaving the Disney magic behind is never easy!

The Journey Home

The bags have been packed. You’ve exited your room. You’ve walked around your resort one final time. And now you’re in your vehicle heading toward the exit. Behind you are all the laughs, snacks and fun times. Ahead of you is the long road home. This is a sad time for our family. We normally find ourselves sitting in traffic before we hit the interstate. During this time, we talk about the week we’ve had and the memories we made. It’s a special time to connect as a family and to be thankful for another magical Disney vacation in the books.

Whether it’s your first trip to Disney World or your hundredth, leaving is always the hardest part! Ease the pain of leaving by making plans to be back very soon. That’s how we deal with it! What do you hate about leaving Disney World? Join our Facebook Group, DISNEY EXPRESS LANE, and tell us all about it!


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Scott Coleson

Scott is the husband of Walt Express Travel Planner Lauren Coleson. Together, they work with families to make sure they get the most out of every second of their Disney vacation. He is a recent convert to the Disney life and can be found reading up on the latest news and watching Disney videos everyday (you’ve gotta make it through the day somehow, right?) In addition to being a contributor with Walt Express and working behind the scenes with Lauren, Scott serves in ministry as a pastor.
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