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  • On Oct 28, 2011
    Mary jane from PA 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.

    Our trip next June will be a Xmas surprise for grandchildren. ANy suggestions as to how to surprise them with the gift? They are 18, 13, 11. On that first day,Grandma will stand at the entrance to Main Street and cry like a baby-the chills are starting no

    Hi Mary Jane!

    I heard a great idea on the PassPorter Mom's Podcast and I'm going to steal it in my answer to you.  Sarah on the podcast suggested putting helium filled balloons in a large box with a note or banner tied to them that basically says "You're going to Walt Disney World".  Be sure to tie the balloons and put a weight on the bottom so they don't float off!  You then put all of the balloons in a large box, wrap it, and put a bow on top.  When the box is opened, the balloons will pop out with the sign!

    The other idea is to not tell them; just tell them they are going on a trip, but keep it a mystery as long as possible.  I've heard of people who made it all the way to Walt Disney World in their car before their children found out; others were successful in getting them to the airport and even on a plane before the kids figured it out!

    Good luck and enjoy planning your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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