Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Nov 11, 2008
    Kendra from MN 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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    Hi, I love this panel! My family is going to Disney World in February and my kids dont know it yet. I need some ideas on how to surprise them at Christmas. They are girls, 10 and 6. Thanks for your help!

    What a fun idea!  Here are some thoughts:

     - Give your daughters gifts that will be useful for them during your upcoming vacation (think lanyard and pin sets, Crocs, personalize Mickey ears, etc.).  Wrap them individually and once all of the gifts have been opened ask them if they've figured out the theme of their presents.

    - My children are huge fans of doing treasure hunts at home.  We've done this for many a celebration, including both Christmas and birthdays.  We start with one clue that leads them to another area or room in the house.  In the second location they'll find a wrapped gift and a second clue.  The hunt continues just like this as they seek and find four or five gifts and clues.  If you were to do something like this perhaps your girls could find a Disney trip planning DVD or a Disney World travel guide at the conclusion of the hunt.  

     - Give them a colorful balloon bouquet.  Have them pop the balloons one by one until they find a slip of paper (and maybe some Mickey confetti) inside telling them about your big plans!

    Hopefully one of these ideas will help you to plan a magical reveal of your super surprise.  Better yet, incorporate all of them and add your own personal touch!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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