EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 2, 2015
    Matthew from MA 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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    We are coming in May and are trying to keep it a surprise from our kids. Can anyone tell me how the pre vacation things they send you is sent through the mail, like magic bands, luggage tags etc. Hoping it's sent "low key."

    Hi Matthew!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. You've asked a great question and definitely one that someone planning a surprise trip would need to know!

    As many times as I've been to Walt Disney World Resort, I've still been caught off guard by the little things that arrive in the mail when I'm trying to keep a secret from my children. There is an envelope that currently has a picture of The Incredibles on it that will likely arrive about two months before your trip. It has some information about your resort hotel in it and a few other tips that are good to know before arriving. My son actually got this envelope out of the mailbox once, but I was able to quickly play it off as an advertisement to get us to come to Walt Disney World. Just know that it will have your travel dates listed inside, so you'll have to come up with a good story if your child sees it. The package with the magic bands usually arrives in a very discreet, brown box. In the past, mine has been delivered to my front door rather than to my mailbox.

    Hopefully, you'll be prepared when these magical packages start to arrive and can keep the BIG surprise a secret just a little longer. I'm sure your children will be so excited when they do find out and your family will have a most memorable vacation at Walt Disney World Resort! If we can help with anything else, don't hesitate to let us know.

    Have a magical day!


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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, Tennessee

Walt Disney World Resort is my happy place! If you happen to catch me when I'm not there, you'll find me planning my next trip because to me, dreaming of the next visit is half the fun. My children and I travel frequently as Disney Vacation Club members, and I would love to share some of the things that I've learned so that you can have the most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Carrie

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