Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 2, 2009
    Trenise 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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    I want to surprise my daughter (who will be 3) for her birthday about us going to Disney World, What are some clever/good ways to surprise her with the fact that we're going?

    Hi, Trenise!  Something I did for one of my daughters to surprise her relies on your computer and printer.  I created a storybook for her that told the tale of a wonderful little princess (my daughter), who journeyed to a magical land (well, Walt Disney World, of course!).  I wrote that she would meet some beautiful princesses (Cinderella, Snow White, etc.), some handsome heroes (Buzz and Woody; the Power Rangers; etc.), and some favorite friends (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, etc.).  I added pictures of all of the characters through the story, talked about traveling to far away lands (Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, etc.), and then talked about the amazing things she would do.  We read the book together, and she marveled at the photos of herself, and by the end of the book, she knew she was in for a real treat!

    Other options include putting some Disney clues in a box - plush characters, t-shirts (I just got some really cute ones for only $5 each at our local Disney store), and other little trinkets.  Then you can help her piece the clues together.

    I hope you have a magical vacation!  I love this age for taking kids!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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