Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Dec 13, 2009
    Sharon from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Dh & I are planning a trip in May 2010 but want to make it part of our DD(8) Christmas present. Any ideas on how to do it in a unique or special way? Don't want to do a gift card,

    Hi Sharon,

    What a great Christmas present!  It will give your daughter something to look forward to long after the decorations are down and the rest of her gifts get forgotten.

    As far as how to present this gift, I have a couple of thoughts.  I know that my 8 year old really likes looking through Disney guide books - even when we're not planning a vacation.  How about picking up one of those at your local book store.  Also, an autograph book tucked into her stocking might be a nice touch.  You can order them online at

    Something else that might be fun would be to pick up a scrapbook or photo album - they even have Disney themed ones and all kinds of Disney stickers at craft stores.  Anyway, on the first page of the album, insert a note that says something like, "This space is for a picture of me when I found out my parents were taking me to Walt Disney World!"  Be ready with a camera and snap her reaction.

    Hope this helps.  Have a Merry Christmas and a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Rhode Island

I am Diane from RI.  My husband and I have 3 children. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes.   Every aspect of planning a vacation is pure joy to me. Learn More About Diane

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