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Old 01-10-2015, 07:37 AM   #46
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I'll let the video tell my story...http://youtu.be/EZBcWXEcvs0
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:44 AM   #47
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My DH and I wrapped up a box that held their passports, a silver envelope and then a longer envelope inside and layered. The passports were wrapped up with tissue paper and inside the silver envelope I had a card that on one side read, "you may need this where we are going....". On the back of the card, i cut out a cruise ship with my cricut and affixed it to the card for a clue. By now they are excited and smiling and open their passports that have never been used and then they open the long envelope. Inside contained a beautiful Disney Cruise Line faux ticket that I found on Pinterest. It must have been something DCL used in the past and someone scanned it and pinned it. It is beautiful with pretty Caribbean colors and a place for you to write in the sailing date, ports, etc. I printed it on card stock and they were beyond excited.

We sail on the Dream on February 13, 2015!
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I'll let the video tell my story...http://youtu.be/EZBcWXEcvs0
Thanks for sharing! I love it. Those confetti blasters are awesome.

So after the reveal did both kids climb into that giant box?
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My DH and I wrapped up a box that held their passports, a silver envelope and then a longer envelope inside and layered. The passports were wrapped up with tissue paper and inside the silver envelope I had a card that on one side read, "you may need this where we are going....". On the back of the card, i cut out a cruise ship with my cricut and affixed it to the card for a clue. By now they are excited and smiling and open their passports that have never been used and then they open the long envelope. Inside contained a beautiful Disney Cruise Line faux ticket that I found on Pinterest. It must have been something DCL used in the past and someone scanned it and pinned it. It is beautiful with pretty Caribbean colors and a place for you to write in the sailing date, ports, etc. I printed it on card stock and they were beyond excited.

We sail on the Dream on February 13, 2015!
Can you post the link to the pin or a picture of the tickets?
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:40 PM   #50
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So....We FINALLY told the kids!!

I made this Disney countdown (From WDW's Pinterest): http://www.pinterest.com/waltdisneyw...ney-countdown/
Aren't the numbers adorable?

I didn't have a cork board so I just used a cardboard box. I really wanted to make mine re-usable so I painted it solid colors and just added a Disney Cruise picture to the bottom (I also used some ribbon to hang it).



I love it.

Ok, so we sat everyone down for dinner and when they were done eating I said "I made something today. I want to show you guys."

So, I hung it up & DD says "Oh, Mom! you MADE this? It's beautiful I love it" Obviously she had no idea what it was.

I pointed to the 3 (which is a Tikki Bird) & said "What number is this?" She didn't know so DS joined us for a closer look. He identified the 3 & she identified the 0 (Cinderella's Castle) & it was established that we were doing something in 30 days.

Then I pointed to the picture at the bottom and said "What are we doing in 30 days?"

DS started jumping up and down and screaming "Oh man! We're going on a cruise!!"

"Not just a cruise, a Disney cruise!" I told them.

DS was stoked for about 2mins and then he disappeared into his room (sigh 12yr olds). DD was excited about 5 seconds before she looked at me with deep concern & said "Are we going to sail way out to sea?!?"

I assured her it was perfectly safe and not really that far out to sea, but she really got pumped up when I told her there was a Pirate Night

She just happened to be wearing this the night of the reveal:



Ha! What are the odds?!?

I did take a video, but I forgot I was in it...so yeah won't be posting that.

The best part is every day we take a number off...



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Elsasmom, Loved it!!! I smiled from ear to ear as I read about your "reveal"!! Fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! BON VOYAGE!!!
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Old 01-17-2015, 12:23 PM   #52
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This year is my 60th so I am taking my son, daughter, her husband and 3 Grankids on a Our first disney cruise! Going to Miami day before and just going to watch the little one's face as they realize what is happening as we walk onto the ship the next day! Of course the adults already know. Cannot wait! Dec 4th cannot come soon enough! The kids are 4-7-7 and keep asking MomMom can we go on a Disney a Cruise? Yes My Babies we can!
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Old 01-17-2015, 04:10 PM   #53
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Elsasmom, Loved it!!! I smiled from ear to ear as I read about your "reveal"!! Fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! BON VOYAGE!!!
Thanks! I'm so excited!
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:27 PM   #54
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We just did the Disney character call, but the kids had no clue. Had to show them some videos on YouTube before they got excited about it. Except now we have two months of them asking when we are going on the Mickey boat
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When we went on the Magic last year we did the character call, DS was excited but didn't really know what it meant as it was our first cruise. This year we kept it a surprise until he saw the ship Fantasy. He looked at us wide-eyes and kept repeating "we are going on the Fantasy? We are really going? The look on his face was priceless....
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We just did the Disney character call, but the kids had no clue. Had to show them some videos on YouTube before they got excited about it. Except now we have two months of them asking when we are going on the Mickey boat
DD got her character call over the weekend! She was screaming it's Mickey & Minnie so loud she missed what were saying in the beginning! LOL, DS showed her you tube video after that and they both got even more excited.
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