Enjoy a Magical Hour of Zen with These Soothing Disney Parks Sunrise Videos

published Feb 9, 2021
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Disney fans are no doubt missing the magic of a visit to their favorite parks these days due to the coronavirus pandemic, especially because California’s Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland are temporarily closed, and Tokyo Disneyland and Florida’s Walt Disney World are operating under limited hours and capacity for the foreseeable future. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of ways to infuse a little magic right from your own couch and enjoy the Disney parks like you’ve never seen them before.

Those who subscribe to Disney+ can watch the Disney Parks Sunrise Series, a collection of hour-long videos filmed at three of the Florida parks (Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Magic Kingdom) at daybreak, offering breathtaking and serene views of these iconic parks as the sun rises over them. Not only can you glimpse a little early morning work being done by employees before thousands of guests arrive for the day, but you’ll also score a quiet view of each park that most people never get to experience in real life.

For those who don’t subscribe to Disney+, fear not. Over at the Disneyland Paris YouTube page, you’ll find a rare glimpse into two lands of the signature park: Frontierland and Fantasyland. These “Zen Moments” videos provide ambient sounds of the park during its closure, with nary a soul in sight and solely the calm of the French park’s magical lands without their usual hustle and bustle.

If you don’t have an hour to spare or want to enjoy a mindful moment or two with your little ones, Disney+ has a Zenimation series of short animated soundscapes, with nearly two dozen clips at less than 10 minutes each starring your favorite Disney characters. These videos are designed to help viewers of all ages relax, unwind, and unplug for just a few moments. Whether you’re flying with Aladdin and Jasmine on their Magic Carpet or exploring the sea with Moana, Ariel, and Elsa from “Frozen,” these unique offerings will help soothe any weary soul in no time.