/A Family Re-Created An Entire Disney Parks Day At Home And Its Just So Magical

A Family Re-Created An Entire Disney Parks Day At Home And Its Just So Magical

Walt Disney World and Disneyland have been temporarily closed in the interest of social distancing as COVID-19 spreads across the US, which sadly has meant families have had to cancel their vacation plans.


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But, as only true fans know, the magic of Disney cannot be contained to the theme parks (or stopped by a virus). After having to cancel their family vacation to WDW, parents Jessica and Brett Gubenko decided to work together to surprise their daughters with a Disney day at their Long Island, New York, home instead.

The outcome was astounding, to say the least. I’m honestly having a hard time believing Cinderella’s fairy godmother didn’t swoop in and whip up all this magic herself.


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The Gubenkos’ trip was booked for March 23 to celebrate Jessica’s mom’s 65th birthday with her sister and family who live in Illinois. The whole crew was naturally disappointed, so they immediately decided to make some magic for their daughters, Sadie (8) and Summer (4).

“We decided to tell them a bit in advance because they are both really creative and we knew they would want to give some input,” Jessica explained to BuzzFeed.

With so many attractions to choose from, they set out to re-create their girls’ favorites — and boy, did they nail it.

From breakfast at Chef Mickey’s and makeovers at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique to a “ride” on the Slinky Dog coaster and getting soaked on Splash Mountain, this family has managed to make quarantine dreams into a reality. Walt himself would be proud, IMO.


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They even used FaceTime to coordinate a princess parade (similar to the one held at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot) so their cousins in Illinois could join in on the fun.

The night ended as any Disney evening should: with Dole Whip and a homemade version of the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show on a projector in their backyard.


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Did I cry during that part of the video? Yes, yes I did — and so did Jessica, who told BuzzFeed:

“I cried during ‘Happily Ever After.’ I thought of that very last-minute on Sunday, actually, and my mom happened to have a small projector and we waited until it got dark to do it. It was just like being at the parks. The girls were toast from all the fun and it was really cold but we threw the stroller out back and when I hear that music I just get teary-eyed.”

I’ve never been able to relate more, TBH.

I can’t imagine a more perfect day — these parents are amazing. Now, you’ll have to excuse me while I try to convince my husband to help me turn our apartment into the Haunted Mansion. BRB!


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P.S. — if you want to bring some Disney Parks magic into your home but aren’t super crafty, I’d suggest watching The Imagineering Story on Disney+.

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