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  • On Dec 12, 2019
    Gloria from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What is the best way to gift tickets?I do not want to merely give an email as a gifted ticket since the appearance is less than "magical". I need to purchase 16 tickets, 2-day tickets. Any help on how to make this a pretty experience?

    Hi Gloria!

    Once again, you have shared a question that has warmed my heart! Thank you!

    This sounds so amazing! Visiting Walt Disney World Resort is always a magical experience. Visiting with 15 other family and friends will be so much fun!!

    If you are not in the same area as the others in your traveling party, I recommend you mail each family a small clue. It could either be a card with a word written on it or a Disney themed gift (such as apparel or a Disney Gift Card). If each group is sent a word, you can set up a video call with everyone in your traveling party. Tell group one to hold up their card. Then go to group two and so on. It could be something like, "We are going to...." and then you give the final clue and put on a pair of Mickey Ears or possibly hold up a plush Mickey Mouse. I like this because you get to experience it all together via video but with a bit of suspense to make it even more magical.

    If you will be together when you give them the tickets, one of my favorite ways to reveal a surprise is through a scavenger hunt. Have them go to a few spots inside of your house. They can pick up clues along the way or you can do a big reveal at the end.

    I have created a few clues for you if you would like to use them.

    First clue:
    Hooray! Hooray! It's scavenger hunt day!
    On this journey, you will go.
    Where you will end, you will soon know.
    To find the next clue, you are very able.
    Go to the kitchen table.

    Second clue:
    Great job finding the next clue.
    The next clue will give you a bit of a preview.
    Hurry now, and make sure not to slouch.
    Your next clue is on the couch.
    (Then possibly have a Disney movie, Disney themed cup or something that will get them excited but doesn't necessarily let them know they are going on a trip.)

    Third clue:
    You are doing great and will soon know the surprise.
    You are clearly very wise.
    Hurry now, there's no time to wait.
    The news we will share is really great!
    Go back to the kitchen and wait for the news.
    We have much to discuss as we plan our "must do's."

    Then, when everyone is in the kitchen, you can have a Mickey Mouse themed cake or cookie cake with text letting everyone know you are going to Walt Disney World Resort.

    I love how you are planning to add pixie-dust to the tickets. You are setting a magical tone early and I know your family and friends are going to be so excited!

    Once you give them their tickets, be sure to link everyone to your family and friends list on your My Disney Experience account so you can make and share plans with everyone in your traveling party.

    Oh my goodness! I'm so excited for you! 

    I know you are going to have the best time visiting Walt Disney World Resort. Please let me know if you would like any other suggestions for the big ticket reveal!

    Kari
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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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