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luvmywife54
02-17-2009, 11:51 AM
OK, I have been trying to plan a surprise trip for my wife and I to go alone .... without the kids. I have the children covered. We rarely get to go out by ourselves any more (which we both love our children so this is not really a bad thing) but I know this would be very special to her. We actually went on our honeymoon to Disney! So, my dilemma is this, she uses DisBoards every day so I am being risky here, lol.

I realized trying to plan it that I could possibly get help here. We will only be there for 3 days/2 nights.

lovetoscrap
02-17-2009, 01:58 PM
Awwww. :love: I was hoping you were my husband but when I got to the honeymoon part I knew I was wrong!

So what can we do to help you?

As long as you just ask questions and don't go into very much detail about you family you should be able to blend right in and get all the help you need. And it would be really funny if your wife ends up answering some of the questions!

dogodisney
02-17-2009, 02:47 PM
:welcome:

Good Luck with the surprise. pixiedust:

Belle67
02-17-2009, 03:01 PM
That is so cool that you are suprising her! I wish you could talk so sense into my husband to do something like that ;) lol

tnkr mom
02-17-2009, 03:01 PM
WOW; L-U-C-K-Y WOMEN! As previous poster said "wish you were mine"! So you said you may need some discreet help - fire away with any questions....never leave your Disboard name on or signed in to the computer...how long are you going to try to hold off before you tell her????
:thumbsup2:

luvmywife54
02-17-2009, 03:07 PM
OK, I plan on this being sometime in July, but not on a weekend. I think the Wilderness Lodge or something like that, we have never stayed there. We would only go to a park on the 2nd day. We normally do the dining plan, so I think I would try to also.

I guess my questions are, will I get the best deal if I just call the Hotel's myself or is there a better way? Do they make 1 day park hopper tickets?

LOL, "lovetoscrap" I thought that it would be funny too if she answered a question too. I even made a new email, because I wasn't sure what she could see in my profile on here.

Thanks so much for any help or even suggestions. She deserve more than I can do, but would love this to be very special for her.


.....I just almost signed my name.... I hope I can keep this quite that long!

kshearer
02-17-2009, 03:20 PM
How exciting!! I cant wait to hear how this surprise goes,..

sparkyboy
02-17-2009, 03:26 PM
How exciting and what a romantic you are. She is truly going to be overwhelmed. I think WL is nice or also GF or Contemporary would also be wonderful choices .

IWannaBeAPrincess
02-17-2009, 03:30 PM
Too bad you aren't my husband either... everything fit except the kids, we just have kid, no s...

Anyway, last year I surprised my daughter with a trip to WDW. There was a trail of glitter all the way down the sidewalk leading to the door, where Tinkerbell left a surprise delivery. It was a envelope with a royal decree requesting her presence at the Pirate and Princess party, plane reservations, Disney ressies, etc. It was such a cool moment to see her reaction to the glitter, then realizing it was Tink who had left the stuff, then her reaction to each piece of info in the envelope... Fairy Godmother (aka me in the middle of the night) even packed our bags, because she was only told hours before we left...

You could do something similar, but maybe with a glass slipper on a pillow, a minnie mouse bride hat, or something at the end of Tink's glitter... Ask her to the ball...

I think the key to surprise trips is having every detail planned. Have at least your portion of the luggage packed, all the reservations made, know how you are getting from airport to hotel, hotel to parks if staying off site, time off work, etc... Try to tie in this trip to your honeymoon trip somehow... Remember where you ate, a place you stayed, the first ride you rode, etc... Girls like the little thoughtful stuff, and it is ok to point out the things that you remembered, too - she'll be flattered for all that you've done!

I can't wait to hear how it all plans out! I love surprises!! Good luck!

HEY HUSBAND OF MINE - DO THIS FOR ME!

Metro West
02-17-2009, 05:10 PM
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dogodisney
02-17-2009, 05:40 PM
Maybe we all need to print this out and palce it on our DH's pillows or tape it to the bathroom mirror. :rolleyes1
My DH would never plan something like this. He is SOOOOOO unromantic. :sad2:

DWFan4Life
02-17-2009, 06:07 PM
I'm excited for the both of you, hope DH will surprise me too. :lmao:

Have fun planning a surprise trip for your wife. :)

MarkinNM
02-17-2009, 09:59 PM
:welcome:

to the boards!!!


NICE!!!!

Kidless trip, NICE!!! Enjoy

tnkr mom
02-18-2009, 06:25 AM
Nice! Yes they do make one day hopper tix's! WL is great, we've stayed there and love to meander about the resort. And your a nice boat ride away from MK, not AS close as a monorail but I think a more leisurly pace, even just sitting in the lobby is really cool so big and majestic, neat geiser & bit of beach too! GF just doesn't fit "our" family style but would like to do it as a couple one day (like that will ever happen, LOL!!) As previous poster said- think of what SHE would want or hope to do on a no-kid weekend and the sentimental touches are key, but dont stress about it magic will happen!
For your second question there are SSSoooo many options in booking Disney, and there are sooo many discount packages right now, hopefully you will find a room only discount code or package code maybe since you dont want to go on a weekend. I have always gotten a better deal when I booked all myself seperatly as opposed to TA. Good luck and let us know how you are progressing!!!! So cool you are trying to surprise her!

GoofyFairie
02-18-2009, 12:48 PM
I must say that this is soooo awesome! I wish my DH would surprise me with a trip. Especially with no kids!!!!
The WL is a beautiful resort and the boat ride to MK is lovely. My only thought is will she want to have some time to get her things together and make some plans for this trip? I would love to have a week to be excited about the trip and have time to gather my personal things etc.

luvmywife54
02-18-2009, 01:40 PM
Yes, GoofyFairie, I have thought about that too, not 100% the best plan on that yet.

I liked one suggestion on here that I could give her an invitation to go to the "ball". I will admit that is almost to "corny" for me, but I am willing to get out my comfort zone for this, lol.

I don't want to give her too much time to feel guilty that the kids aren't going...

skyman8963
02-18-2009, 02:53 PM
That is so cool, just did the same for my wife also. She will have no idea until i have her grab a bag and throw some clothes in it.

I booked through DVC rental boards at SSR
booked her a massage and some type of aromatherapy thing she will like it
( i will take a nap during this)

Already have my dining reservations set 2 at epcot for late dinners 1 at Tonys
( place we never get to enjoy with the 2 boys)

I am sure just like you, can t wait to see their face when we get there.

SCHBR'smom
02-18-2009, 03:28 PM
How sweet!!:lovestruc I can't see my husband doing this, but he has done other wonderful things for me, so I won't complain. I have no ideas for a couples only weekend (never happens around here, so I would be completely bewildered). But, I do wish you the best of luck with your planning. I'm sure it will be wonderful!

2BoysMom
02-18-2009, 07:36 PM
I, personally, like using a TA for all of my Disney travel.

I use Melissa at Magical Journeys, but there is also another company that is a sponsor on these boards, that I hear good things about. If your wife is the one that usually makes the travel arrangements, maybe having an experienced TA to assist you might be a good idea. Even though I am a seasoned WDW visitor, Melissa always finds me discounts that I didn't come across on my own, and she has often been able to get me into a resort that Disney says is booked up. Plus I like the idea of someone else watching out for this discount and that one. I don't know about you, but my life is hectic, and I just don't have the patience or time to keep up with that sometimes.

Your wife will be so touched that you did this. I see extra hugs and kisses coming your way.:lovestruc

Please keep us informed as your plan takes shape, and please do a TR so that we can all hear how it went. You've now made many of us very curious. (and I know it's not MY DH, either:sad2: ).

luvmywife54
02-20-2009, 11:47 AM
Well, I called 407 W Disney, and it was a little confusing, but it looks like I need to wait for the FL Residence rait (yes the Panhandle is still part of FL).

Alright, I have to ask what does DH stand for or do I not want to know?? I figure H is for husband.

tnkr mom
02-20-2009, 12:30 PM
:rotfl2:
DH = Dear Husband, (most of the time)!!! :rotfl2:

I'm surprised those rates are not out yet with all the specials Disney is running!

GoofyFairie
02-20-2009, 04:32 PM
Yes, GoofyFairie, I have thought about that too, not 100% the best plan on that yet.

I liked one suggestion on here that I could give her an invitation to go to the "ball". I will admit that is almost to "corny" for me, but I am willing to get out my comfort zone for this, lol.

I don't want to give her too much time to feel guilty that the kids aren't going...

I didn't think about the guilt factor- maybe just a couple of days then. I would certainly miss my kids, but I NEVER have time to do anything for myself and I know I deserve a few days for my for myself and I would really like to have some time for just me and my DH. It is hard to stay connected.

You don't have to ask her to the ball if that makes you uncomfortable.. You could create a certificate with some Disney clipart or just get her a card and write a special note inside with your comfirmation email or something. That would be just as special to me.

I'd say you are going to earn bonus points with this trip! I'd be thrilled if my DH would just help with the dishes!

dizluvah
02-21-2009, 03:50 PM
I will be talking you up to my husband this weekend - WOW what a thoughtful and wonderful gift. :worship: I have nothing else to add, except I am green with envy! :thumbsup2

luvmywife54
02-24-2009, 02:00 PM
Well haven't done much lately other than trying to keep her from knowing. I wish I knew for sure that she wouldn't see this, because there has been she has said latley that have pretty funny knowing what I was planning.

tnkr mom
02-24-2009, 02:10 PM
I was just doing dishes thinking about your post.......and if she knows yet!!! I'll tell ya its easy to get hooked on these boards, I dont want to miss a thing! So have you decided if special meal yet???

lizet313
02-24-2009, 02:43 PM
WOW that is really nice. I don't think I would be able to keep it a secret good job:thumbsup2.

What if instead of letting her know about the trip and plans you give her hints along the way. Telling her you need to go somewhere and she needs to go with you that way she has her clothes packed. As the time goes by give her more clues until the moment arrives for her to know it's WDW.

I dont know what type of transportion you are taking to get there.

I don't know if your are into the trading pins you can give her a pin with a letter note something romantic a day or some hours before it is time.
(You can buy them at ebay very inexpensive)

I don't know if this helps.

PirateOfTheCarribean
02-24-2009, 03:26 PM
Just thought I'd throw my 2 cents in. A couple of years ago, I did the same thing for my husband for our 20th anniversary. I managed to keep it a secret right until the night before by suggesting we take a weekend break together. He helped pack the bags (which I snuck "Disney extras" into later) and drove 8 hours to Minneapolis.

At a restaurant, in Minneapolis, I gave him his "anniversary present" - a Disney Insider's book with a hint that I wrote in the back. The hilarious part is, he didn't get it! Even when I came right out and said, "We'll be getting on a plane first thing tomorrow morning," he didn't believe me! What a laugh! :rotfl:

Anyway, my point is that it's a lot easier to keep the secret when they already know they're going somewhere; so travel preparations are not suspicious.

All the best for your trip. Ours turned out to be one of the best memories of our lives.

Cheers,

Pirate

luvmywife54
02-25-2009, 01:53 PM
Thanks Pirate. I was thinking about that and I think you are right. Plus it will give her more time to pack.

The problem I had before was that we really never leave our kids, but there's a great "circumstance" that has come up (don't want to put any details in case she looks on here, lol) that may allow me to get her to go away for at least an over night trip.

DisnLuvr
03-15-2009, 10:22 AM
OK, I have been trying to plan a surprise trip for my wife and I to go alone .... without the kids. I have the children covered. We rarely get to go out by ourselves any more (which we both love our children so this is not really a bad thing) but I know this would be very special to her. We actually went on our honeymoon to Disney! So, my dilemma is this, she uses DisBoards every day so I am being risky here, lol.

I realized trying to plan it that I could possibly get help here. We will only be there for 3 days/2 nights.

I can sense the joy you have in waiting for her. It is really great to have a family.. I can understand your feeling towards her.. I would like to advice you to keep it away from her and inform her only when the trip is near..

Misslandsquirrel
03-18-2009, 06:18 AM
What a SWEET and romantic idea!!! GOOD LUCK!

Later_Mater2009
03-18-2009, 07:22 AM
this is so sweet of you to do, my only suggestion would be to plan a nice dinner somewhere, im a sucker for quiet dinner with husband. We have two small kids and never get away so just a quiet dinner is like paradise.. lol..

figment41
03-18-2009, 07:51 AM
What a great surprise.

Try to make some dining plans 90dys out is the booking time.

Disney Florist has some great (a little pricey) surprises you can do for the room. This could be a nice treat for when you arrive and she already knows what is going on.

I would not tell too many people at home either little things seem to slip and could blow your cover.

I like the invitation to the ball idea

You could also book a Fireworks cruise or a carriage ride. Maybe even a backstage tour that your kids would not be too interested in. Some of them do not require admission to the park so you would give you some extra time in a park you were not going to.:wizard:

Good luck

a1tinkfans
03-18-2009, 08:01 AM
YEAH! what a wonderful surprise it will be!

My DH surprised me with a weekend getaway for my Birthday celebration at AK.

I have a great scrapbook of that spectacular trip!

ENJOY making your memories!!! :wizard:

Kaler131
03-18-2009, 08:08 AM
My DH and I went to WDW for our honeymoon....unfortunately, he is not cool enough to organize a surprise trip to WDW for me :lmao: ....but I still love him!:goodvibes

Hope you two have a GREAT time!!:thumbsup2 :cool1:

Laura.bora
03-18-2009, 08:15 AM
Since you are staying at Wilderness Lodge, you might want to go to Artist Point for your nice dinner. Delicious, romantic - boy am I jealous!

gchockeymom
03-18-2009, 09:45 AM
What a thoughtful thing to do for your wife.
My DH has surprised me over the years and I have tons of jealous girlfriends because of it. 2 years ago he told me on my birthday morning to get in the car we were going somewhere, I had just walked into work. He wouldn't say where we were going, just kept saying Happy Birthday. I realized that we were heading to the airport so again I asked where we were going. Nothing. He gave the papers to the security for both of us. We got to our gate and it said Nashville. :confused3
When we arrived in Nashville, we went to the rental car place and he explained that we were only there for the day. The girl at the counter asked if it was for business and he responded "no, it's my wife's birthday and I'm taking her to her favorite restaurant." Now I'm really confused. I'm thinking when did I ever tell him I had a favorite restaurant in Nashville? We live in Michigan, lol.
Well the girl at car rental counter was so touched that she upgraded our car to a fast convertable for 2. Sorry, can't remember what it was but it was cool. Then we proceeded to drive to ...........................
Jack in the Box. :lmao:
I always said that I missed Jack in the Box, it was my favorite when we were teenagers but they left Michigan in the 80's. So I had my super taco and my egg rolls and had the best lunch of my life.
Then we went shopping at some mall and he actually went in every store that I wanted to go in without complaining and bought me whatever I looked at. Of course we went to the Disney Store, lol.
Then we got on a plane and was home to the kiddies before bedtime. (He had my parents watching the kids for the day after they got out of school).
So don't tell your wife, let it be a surprise. My friend's still call him and remind him when it's thier birthday, just in case he ever wants to take them to Jack in the Box for the day.
Have fun planning. I can't wait to hear how she reacts.

luvmywife54
03-18-2009, 02:13 PM
Thanks for all the responses. I can't wait for her to see this thread. I have not been on for a while (out of town) so it is great to get back on. I think I am ready to book everything next week. I opened up an account just for this so that she will not see anything.

luvmywife54
03-18-2009, 02:17 PM
I was just doing dishes thinking about your post.......and if she knows yet!!! I'll tell ya its easy to get hooked on these boards, I dont want to miss a thing! So have you decided if special meal yet???
I came close to telling her the other day, I know she can plan things better than me. But her sister talked me out of it.

luvmywife54
03-18-2009, 02:21 PM
What a great surprise.

Try to make some dining plans 90dys out is the booking time.

Disney Florist has some great (a little pricey) surprises you can do for the room. This could be a nice treat for when you arrive and she already knows what is going on.

I would not tell too many people at home either little things seem to slip and could blow your cover.

I like the invitation to the ball idea

You could also book a Fireworks cruise or a carriage ride. Maybe even a backstage tour that your kids would not be too interested in. Some of them do not require admission to the park so you would give you some extra time in a park you were not going to.:wizard:

Good luck
Great ideas thank you

luvmywife54
03-18-2009, 02:22 PM
My DH and I went to WDW for our honeymoon....unfortunately, he is not cool enough to organize a surprise trip to WDW for me :lmao: ....but I still love him!:goodvibes

Hope you two have a GREAT time!!:thumbsup2 :cool1:
lol, I really am not either.... so there's still hope. =)

GoofyTraci
03-18-2009, 09:05 PM
Wow what a great husband you are. i hope you guys have a great time!

Cherlynn25
07-08-2009, 02:42 PM
well i am the lucky wife. he actually pulled it off. i dont know how he kept it a secret all this time. he told me last week that we were going to get away for a night to the hotel we stayed at on our wedding night. i was excited to just get some alone time. im ashamed to say that this is the first time we have ever left our kids overnight in the past 11 years. then this morning he gave me a card that he made with the cricut that had mickey and minnie and the castle. i didnt get it at first. :confused3 then he told me we were going to wilderness lodge for 3 nights!!!!! i was so excited. we have been wanting to stay here but since we have 4 kids it just hasnt been possible the past few years. i am so impressed, he even made some dining reservations. :thumbsup2 what a great surprise. happy 15th anniversary honey, i love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it is so nice not lugging a bunch of stuff to the room and getting on the bus without strollers and all the bags. i will miss the kids but it is sooo nice to have some time for just us:lovestruc

Tigger_Tina
07-08-2009, 02:53 PM
awww! :love: thts so nicee!!! i hope all goes well :thumbsup2 and happy early anniversary :cool2: !!!

tnkr mom
07-08-2009, 03:47 PM
Thanks for keeping us updated") The kids will be fine and will love you teven more when you get back, happy Mom = happy kids!! Happy Annivarsary & hope you guys have a great, RELAXING time doing whatever the two of you WANT to do while in DisneyWorld!