I love Disney and I love surprises so when I was invited to take my family to the Disney Social Media Moms conference in Disney World, I knew that I wanted to surprise my kids when the time was closer. Today I’m sharing how I surprised my kids with our Disney vacation and what their reaction was.
I was thrilled to be invited to the Disney Social Media Moms conference in Disney World this year! This has always been a goal/dream of mine since I started blogging and when the magical email appeared in my inbox, my heart started racing and I couldn’t believe it was real. I knew my boys would be ecstatic but I wanted to wait until the trip was closer before telling them.
We thought about telling them at Easter, but decided to put it off a bit longer. Now that magical things, such as Magic Bands and luggage tags are starting to show up at my house I knew I couldn’t put if off and I wanted them to be able to get excited about the things coming in the mail as well.
I decided to wrap up a box with our Magic Bands and Disney shirts and water bottles that I had picked up on an awesome sale at The Disney Store and include a note from Mickey. I wrapped it up with a tag to our family and was ready for the surprise. While we were at church and they were in their classes, I snuck home and left the box on the table so that they would see it right when they got home. They were so surprised!
Letter from Mickey
My letter from Mickey Mouse and family tag was fun to put together. I found free Mickey printable backgrounds and free Disney-inspired font to add a special message. To make your own, download both and use a program such as PicMonkey or even just Microsoft Word to create your own card. If you have questions on how to do it, feel free to leave me a comment and I’ll help you out!
They ripped open the box and my youngest boys automatically went for the Magic Bands and water bottles, while my older boys read the card. A minute or two went by before my 6-year-old realized that we were going to Disney World! He was happy with the cool new bracelet and shirt. 😉 Once the realization sank in, they were bouncing off the walls all night long! They automatically got on the computer and started looking up the rides that they wanted to go on and we made a Disney Vacation Countdown Printable as well as a Disney Countdown Chain.
If you are planning to visit Disneyland, make sure you read about our favorite things for boys at Disneyland. And this article on the differences between Disneyland and Disney World may be helpful if you are visiting one of the parks for the first time.
And print out our Disney Vacation Planner to help take the stress out of your trip.
Have you ever surprised your kids with a Disney Vacation? Did they react in the way you had hoped?
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