Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Nov 29, 2011
    Van from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    This will our first time visiting WDW, I want to surprise my four year old daughter. We will be using the Magical Express Transportation, should I tell her after we get off the plane or wait until we get on the express transportation bus? Thanks!

    Welcome Back Van!

    I have the HARDEST time keeping a trip to Disney World as a surprise from my boys because I'm just too excited myself!

    When you approach the Magical Express counter to check in, its pretty obvious where you'll be heading.  They have their own counter and section and its got Disney plastered all over it.  I think I'd wait until you get off the plane and started approaching the Magical Express Counter.  Just before you get in line to check in, ask your daughter if she has any ideas about where your journey is heading.  If she doesn't, I'd point out some of the signs to see if that gives her any clues and see if she figures it out.  You could also wait until you approach the counter and ask (or have her ask) the Cast Member where those cool buses parked outside are taking people.  When they say Disney World, tell your daughter that you think you should get on too.  I wish I could be there to see her face.

    Have your video camera ready - this will be a moment you'll want to capture forever.

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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