Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Aug 16, 2012
    Catherine from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What is better: to tell a 4 yr old that he will be going to WDW in December 2013 or not say anything and surprise him. This will be his first trip. I want to tell him so we can do fun things like countdowns but I also don't want "is it December yet?&q

    Hello Catherine!

    Oh my goodness...I can feel the excitement in your question!  Telling your children that they are going to Walt Disney World is one of the most MAGICAL feelings in the world!  I totally understand why you are going back and forth on HOW to tell your son.

    I can tell you that we surprised our kids with a vacation to Walt Disney World one time.  It was priceless to see their faces when we just pulled up to the airport, put on our Mickey Ears, and said, "We are going to Disney World!"  With that being said, I don't think we will ever do that again.  While the shock was GREAT, our family loves the anticipation that builds as we get closer to our Walt Disney World Vacation.  For my family, the months and weeks leading up to our Disney World vacations are sometimes just as fun as walking into Magic Kingdom!  We LOVE the countdowns, watching Disney movies, and figuring out which attraction to ride first.  So, my recommendation is to tell your son and have so much FUN getting ready for your incredible time at the "most MAGICAL place on earth!"

    If you have other questions, please let me know!

    Have a MAGICAL day!

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