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Old 10-10-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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Our WDW surprise

So we decided to make our recent trip a surprise, for several reasons. Among them, the fact that our kids would be missing school and we didn't want DS9 to be distracted. DS7 has autism and pretty much no concept of time, so if we uttered the words Disney World, he would think we are going right.this.very.second. Since we planned this trip for a full year, that would have been a really long time for him to wait (we rented DVC points 11 months out).

How we broke the news was a little bit mean, and you can see DS9 get a little upset, but he recovered very quickly.

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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wow how quickly your son turns on his baseball team! lol great job on the video!
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That was great!!!
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Cute! Your older son looked so disappointed until you said Disney World!
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:26 PM   #5
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That was fantastic!
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:29 PM   #6
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That was great! Thanks for sharing!

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That was soo sweet... I wish someone would come up to me and say "We are leaving right now"!!!
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Yep I liked that!
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Loved it! Thanks for sharing. One day I hope to surprise my kids too!
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:16 PM   #10
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That was great! Thanks for sharing.
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Love it!!! We also did a surprise WDW trip for our kids. Check out my story and my blog post about deciding whether surprising your kids is the way to go.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:34 PM   #12
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that's so cute! I can't remember my parents surprising me ever with a trip but I know if/when DH and I have children I will for sure be surprising them!

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That was great, your kids are so cute. I hope you all had a great time.
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Adorable! We'll be doing the same in 9 days!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #15
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We did it. We picked the kids up from school and didn't say anything until the older child asked, "Where are we going? This isn't the way home." We yelled Disney and were at the airport 20 minutes later. Then two days later we "ran into" their best friends who had been transferred overseas a year earlier.

While connecting in Miami the friends' dad told one of his girls to go check the departure time at gate XYZ. She came back and told him that was the wrong gate as that flight was going to Orlando. He just said , "Oh?" and nothing else. About 3-4 minutes later she asked, "Dad, are we going to Orlando?" Then they told them they were going to Disney. We "just happened" to be in the resort lobby when they walked in from ME.
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