A lot of you may know this already if you follow me on Facebook, but here is the big blog announcement. We are headed back to Walt Disney World this December! It was my husband's surprise birthday gift to me, he is a keeper right? So we will be celebrating my birthday and Christmas time in the Happiest Place on Earth. I am about to burst to from excitement.
Walt Disney World Vacation How to Surprise the Kids with a Little Disney Magic
Where there is Tinkerbell, there is pixie dust. You can never have too much!
Before he surprised me, we had talked vaguely about when our next trip would be. We also decided we wanted to surprise the kids this time instead of just telling them outright. You know me, I wanted to do a big surprise. Which also means I took some time to plan, and that almost led to the secret being let out. My daughter picks up on everything. I finally had to throw my husband under the bus, saying he said we couldnt go back this year. Sorry! I asked Tinkerbell to deliver a special package from Mickey Mouse and Friends to the kids. She was happy to oblige, after all she helped me when DD lost her tooth on our last trip to Disney.
Tinkerbell delivered a letter from Mickey and Minnie, as well as a special gift from Mommy and Daddy. In the bag were new shirts to wear on our trip, Disney Gift Cards, and new autograph books. Our last ones were filled up!
We videoed the kids walking downstairs and finding the surprise. My daughter can read so she dictated the letter to her brother. As she got to the part about our return, she stopped and says “Seriously?! We are going back?!” Followed by jumping up and down and running around the house. That is exactly how I felt when the husband said go ahead plan your trip!
Last time around I dedicated a few posts to helping you get ready for your Walt Disney World Vacation. Like Crafts & Activities, Saving Money, and What to Pack. This time I am going to share how to get the ADRs (advanced dining reservations) you want, fun and free activities for the kids to do in the parks, and a few more surprises.
In the meantime, you can follow along my Disney Social Media Moms On The Road adventure by following me @ThatAshleyErin and watching the hashtags #DisneyOTR and #DisneySMMoms.
Have you ever surprised your kids with a trip? Doesn't have to be Disney 😉
This is so awesome. I can’t wait to surprise my kids with a trip to Disney!
I have always wanted to do like they do in the videos – they wake up the kids and say “Guess what? Get in the car, were headed to Disney!” But I just can’t hold in my excitement – I have to share with the kids right away!
I love that you surprised them..I’d love to see that video =)
Aww that is so cool! Thanks for sharing this!
I am hoping to one day to be able to surprise my kids with a vacation to Disney World! These are some cute ideas!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
We did it as a surprise one year, but since we go every year, they figured it out pretty quick.
Nope- we’ve always told the kids where we are going- never been to Disney though.
You must be extremely happy for this 2nd Trip! These are great , fun & sneaky ways to surprise the Kids
When I was younger my father used to surprise us all the time. A few years ago they surprised my kids with a Disney Cruise. Such excitement they show this way
Went to Disney several years ago. The kids loved it. Surprising them with a trip to their favorite amusement park always brings a big smile to their faces.
You will have a wonderful time at Disney during the holidays! We just went last spring for the first time ever and can’t wait to go back! It was amazing and we made so many new memories!
That would be a great surprise at any age. I bet it was awesome to see their faces. 🙂
Son is no longer surprised by trips to Disney. We have been going every weekend since he was 4. He pretty much knows when we hit I-75 we are heading to Disney. Yes I’m obsessed.
PS. Hope you have an amazing birthday at Disney. Call me if you want help getting into trouble with Captain Jack or Captain Hook we are old friends.
Brittany @ Clumps of Mascara
What a total BLAST! I wish I could be going with you! I think Walt Disney World IS the happiest place on earth!
I have always had a heart for Disney and am ding to take my whole family down for a visit. I love the way you chose to tell the kids about the trip!
That’s such a great surprise! That will be so much fun! I still get excited about Disney.
Everytime I think of when people surprise their kids with a Disney trip I think of the viral family with the little girl Chloe who wasnt that excited as her sister. It cracks me up everytime but congrats for being a Disney mom!!
How awesome! This is some great memories in the making!
What a fun idea for the kids!
I can not wait to bring my daughter to Disney!!
We live nearby and get so excited when we have a trip coming! We are heading back in May and can’t wait!
I like that you shared tips here that wil be good for surprising kids with any vacation destination.
Debi- The Spring Mount 6 Pack
I have always wanted to do that with the kids. I have had friends who did something like that.
Awwwww I just love the pixie dust idea!
I love the pixie dust and the surprise. I love surprising my teen! She still gets a kick out of it!
Hey I want surprise my parents to Walt Disney world resort
We had mickey and minnie characters come to our house to surprise our two. They brought a big parcel with lots of disney goodies they opened the box and balloons came out and a sign telling the kids they where going to disney iy was magical. Enjoy your trip. We head. Back in may so time to think of a new way of surprising them .
We are heading there 25 days..just received our magic bands yesterday. And the kids don’t know yet. We can’t wait to tell them the day we leave!! She is 6 1/2 and he is 4
I’ve surprised my kids several times. My favorite way is to pick them up after school on a Friday and tell them to get in the car we are headed to Disney World. We tend to go at different times of the year so they never really know when we are going. I also take random Fridays off to pick them up from school. This past time I told them we had to drop my parents off at the airport so they could drive my grandparents van home from FL. I had our bags packed and loaded underneath my parents roadside emergency kit so you couldn’t see the extra luggage. They were shocked! It was lots of fun and I didn’t have to hear how many more days speech! Love the post!