Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Feb 19, 2012
    Jaimee from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning a trip in 2013 and I am a reseacher to the end! We are wanting to surprise the kids ages 8 and 6. We are looking for ways to surprise them...Any ideas?? I just hope I can hold out and not spill the beans before hand! Thanks!

    Hi Jaimee,

    The Moms LOVE Disney researchers. As you move forward, keep letting us know how we can help!

    There are countless ways to surprise your kids with a Disney trip. When my oldest daughter was in kindergarten, we arrived at school pick-up in a limo to take her to the airport. She got a big kick out of that.  

    There are some wonderful ideas that other guests have contributed in the "surprise" section of the Let the Memories Begin video campaign. You may want to poke around there for inspiration.

    Here are some starter ideas:

    - Pack them in the car and tell them you're going somewhere else.
    - Plan a scavenger hunt, with trip tickets as the surprise at the end.
    - Create a simple word search or crossword puzzle with Disney trip clues.
    - Have a bouquet of Mickey Mouse balloons delivered to them.
    - Wrap up Mickey ears and put them under the Christmas tree.
    - Send them a special certificate from a "character."
    - Plan a full day of Disney movies and bring out a cake with "we're going to Disney World." 
    - Make Mickey-shaped pancakes for breakfast and break the news.
    - Make them t-shirts that say "we're going to Disney World."

    The possibilities are endless. Have a great time planning!

thumbnail image for Erin

Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.