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Old 09-04-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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Our surprise plan, any suggestions?

We are giving the kids a surprise trip to WDW this November.

Here is our plan. We often play the Magic Kingdom game. (great game BTW).
For those who do no know, the games starts you with cards, which is your touring plan, the first person to visit all their rides and exit the park wins. Those are the basics.

So we plan on putting a note in the game so that when they open it it will say something like, "Forget playing the game, let go ride the real rides, TOMORROW!

Its a work in progress, but I could use suggestions to jazz it up a bit.

Help?
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:40 PM   #2
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we are surprising our girls (6 & 3)
at first we had all kinds of elaborate scenarios drummed up....but in the end we decided (based on their personalities and reactions to surprises in general)
that our best approach is a direct one.
so we are waking them up the morning of (leaving the house at 9am for a 12:20pm flight) and basically sitting them down and saying

"hey, we've been keeping a massive secret forever and can't beleive that we finally get to tell you"
"we're going to disney world...TODAY!!!!"

pandemonium will ensue!!!!
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
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I like your idea.

our first trip was a complete surprise (very hard to keep from booking to going too, believe me. Lots of late nights

I had a friend write calligraphy invites to the Castle to have dinner with Cinderella, with the date time and location. The invites were with Mickey ears on the table. Priceless look at DD7 at the time's face.

Anyway you do it, it will be awesome.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:40 AM   #4
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We didn't keep our last trip from our kids a surprise but our friends did, it was very hard not to tell our kids they were coming and then when we all got together and told them my daughter bit through a glass, she was so excited
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Well I updated the idea a bit. I am going to make invitations from Stitch and Tink, whom the love the most, Sprinkle some glitter in the game box and board and put the invitation inside the box with the game...
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Well I updated the idea a bit. I am going to make invitations from Stitch and Tink, whom the love the most, Sprinkle some glitter in the game box and board and put the invitation inside the box with the game...
Really cute idea!!

I surprised my DD8 (6 at the time). She was under the impression we were going down the shore. I woke her up at 4am and already had the car packed. We stared driving to the "shore," I told her there was a road closure and we had to take a different way to the highway and made a turn into the airport. She was so excited and surprised, her eyes filled up with tears!!
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LOL
We are so devious...

I will post a video, when time permits......60 days left
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Really cute idea!!

I surprised my DD8 (6 at the time). She was under the impression we were going down the shore. I woke her up at 4am and already had the car packed. We stared driving to the "shore," I told her there was a road closure and we had to take a different way to the highway and made a turn into the airport. She was so excited and surprised, her eyes filled up with tears!!
OH MY GOODNESS this is our exact plan!!! I need help packing so we are going to tell our kids this week that we are headed to Outer Banks. We've never been there so they will have no clue when we hit the road at 4:30am where we are going. We will then pull up to the airport & see if they think we are just flying to "the beach". Somewhere in there I'm sure they'll figure out we are headed to FL & then we'll run into our/their friends there who are also going which will make them flip! I can't WAIT to surprise them!!!
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We are driving from NY to SC staying 2 days at my parents. We will drive with everyone from SC to FL (Jacksonville) stay overnight at hotel and drive to AoA. We will tell him that morning...he thinks he is going to FL to help my Aunt who is having surgery. He is going to be so surprised We might do clues...that he has to guess

I just have to keep my mouth shut
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Great Idea. You could add a scavenger hunt type of thing too it as well..Using small disney things, go to the front porch, then to the bathtub etc....Sounds FUN!
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Could you make a mock card somewhere in the deck and then one of the kids will draw it? Maybe tape a little note to one of the real cards?
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We are going to do the mock card, which kicks off a scavenger hunt for their pin lanyards, and then their suitcases in the trunk. I want one more thing to find..,..
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