Mom And Daughter Laughing together on Hammock at beach
  • On Mar 21, 2014
    Vida from NV 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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    Thank you for answering my previous question. I actually need help in presenting my surprise to my parents and siblings. Would appreciate any ideas. Would they also have pirate night, will be cruising Dream on April 2015. Thank you

    Great to see you back here, Vida!

    Well, you've got a really nice challenge here, don't you? How to reveal a Disney Cruise family reunion surprise! What an awesome event to look forward to.  Based on my personal experience, it is easy for the kids. All you have to do is pack their bags in advance, bring them to the airport and play a scavenger hunt. Revealing the surprise in pieces helps too... they'll feel like it just gets better and better. You'll be chuckling every step of the way. Who knows - you might even want to put up a scoreboard now - for the kids to collect points, and EARN "the surprise" for April 2015. You won't be able to pull that off with your parents though -- since they'll need the notice to prepare themselves for a trip (medications, packing, shopping, etc). But, having a cruise-themed party for one of their birthdays, or the holidays might be nice. And then having them open the "gift" as a highlight of the party. Or, you can always do a Pirate-themed party... shop for pirate gear for the whole family -- have a treasure hunt, and a treasure chest with the big 'reveal'! 

    I'm sure you'll think of a fun way to present your surprise. Even how simple it could be -- you're giving them an awesome gift as it is. There's nothing like a Disney Cruise vacation, and you and your family will have an unforgettable voyage with Captain Mickey!

    Pirate Night is a signature party only found on the Disney Cruise... you'll surely want to prepare for that. I'm sure you can now picture your family all geared up and taking those awesome photos on the cruise in their pirate attire -- I am so thrilled for you just thinking about it!

    Have a magical time planning your pixie dusted voyage!
    ~ Dolly
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Meet the Panelist: Dolly, California

I'm a full-time working mom anchored by an active family who shares the passion for travel, food and music! Our 2 teens have grown up sailing on the Disney Cruise Line and sharing the magic with other working families brings us so much pride and Pixie Dust! Learn More About Dolly

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