Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Feb 10, 2011
    Scott from TX 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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    Have heard some fun ideas on Tink (wife and I) leaving 'souvenirs' for the kids (mine 3 and 5) each night so they wake to something special. Character wake up calls, Any other ideas for making a memorable experience?

    Hi Scott,

    Have you considered an, "In Room Celebration"? These special surprises are arranged while your family is out enjoying the Parks. You come back to your room to find that Mickey and his friends have left some gifts for you. See HERE for more information. If you were thinking of something a little less expensive, there are other fun ideas on that site as well. If you did the In Room Celebration on your first night, some of the packages leave a light up Tink in the room somewhere part of the surprise. You could really play that up each night by continuing to leave surprises yourself. One night you may want to leave some Disney Gift Cards so the kids can pick out their own souvenirs (just be sure to keep them in your wallet as they are the same as cash). 

    One simple little thing that I've done in the past, which my kids still remember, is I wrote out a rhyming riddle for each day. Then I tucked it in an envelope with the day of the week written on front and sealed it with a fun Disney sticker. In the morning the kids got to open it and try to figure out which Park we were headed to for the day. Your children may be a bit young for this, but I think your 5 year old would find it fun if you made it as simple as drawing a sketch of Cinderella Castle, Spaceship Earth (Epcot), Mickey's Hat (Hollywood Studio) and the Tree of Life (Animal Kingdom). Then have the kids look for this big icon when they get to the Parks (it's impossible to miss them).

    Have a wonderful vacation with your family,


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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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