Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 16, 2011
    Don 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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    2 months from going to Disney World & I would like to be prepared for the whole family like a poncho, fanny pack, and camera are good ideas but I'm looking for getting the kids really REALLY excited. Also what ideas do u have as far as surprising them

    Hi Don!

    I'm with you, I like the stuff that gets the kids excited!

    First of all, have you been to the Let the Memories Begin page? It is SO fun! There are tons of fun videos about how parents have surprised their kids with a trip to Disney. My kids could watch it all day!

    Another fun thing is a countdown calendar! I LOVE countdown calendars! You could make a chain, put fun Disney-themed activities in an envelope for each day (watch a Disney movie, visit the Disney store, pick out an autograph book, make Mickey shaped pancakes, etc.) or just mark out blocks on a calendar!

    Have fun!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Georgia

I'm a happy stay-at-home to two preschool kids. I've been visiting Disney World since I was three years old and it has been a part of my life ever since! I'm excited to help you plan your magical vacation---and the magical memories that will go with it! Learn More About Amanda

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