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Old 09-17-2013, 11:30 AM   #466
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1st Disney Trip! Kids have no clue! Looking for ideas!

We leave in 17 days for our VERY FIRST DISNEY TRIP!!!! Our daughter is 9 1/2 and our son is 7 1/2 and they have NO CLUE this is happening! I've been keeping this secret since I booked back in February! As the trip gets closer, it's getting harder and harder to not slip!!!! LOL

Anyway, we have been throwing around ideas on how we are going to surprise them for a while now. I'd LOVE to hear your suggestions! This is what we know: Our kids will get up and go to school like normal that Friday morning (their last day of school before Fall Break). We will be picking them up early and the van will be packed and ready to hit the road (we are driving). Now, we never pick the kids up from school so that in itself will make them go, "Umm....what's up? Why are we leaving school early?" Just an FYI.....our kids go to two different schools, so nothing can happen until we get them BOTH picked up and into the van.

I'm SO EXCITED!!! My kids LOVE surprises and a 7 night/8 day trip to Disney World is just the ULTIMATE thing to surprise them with!!!

Looking forward to hearing your ideas and what others have done!
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:13 PM   #467
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We leave in 17 days for our VERY FIRST DISNEY TRIP!!!! Our daughter is 9 1/2 and our son is 7 1/2 and they have NO CLUE this is happening! I've been keeping this secret since I booked back in February! As the trip gets closer, it's getting harder and harder to not slip!!!! LOL

Anyway, we have been throwing around ideas on how we are going to surprise them for a while now. I'd LOVE to hear your suggestions! This is what we know: Our kids will get up and go to school like normal that Friday morning (their last day of school before Fall Break). We will be picking them up early and the van will be packed and ready to hit the road (we are driving). Now, we never pick the kids up from school so that in itself will make them go, "Umm....what's up? Why are we leaving school early?" Just an FYI.....our kids go to two different schools, so nothing can happen until we get them BOTH picked up and into the van.

I'm SO EXCITED!!! My kids LOVE surprises and a 7 night/8 day trip to Disney World is just the ULTIMATE thing to surprise them with!!!

Looking forward to hearing your ideas and what others have done!
I heard of someone doing this last year and they told the kids they were being picked up because they had dentist appointments or something.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:28 PM   #468
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Wow, you are strong! Don't think I could keep the secret that long; I love giving people surprises. I think it's better than being given a surprise!
Thanks! It has been SO hard...but I knew if I told her she would be asking every day "how many more days"

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When I was seven my father and stepmother surprised me with a trip to Disney. I hadn't even heard of Disney World. They kept it a secret even as we were packing suitcases and walking out the door to the airport. All I knew was we were going on a plane. On the way to the airport my stepmother accidentally said something about "when we get to Florida" so then I was like, "Florida, we're going to Florida, she said Florida!" I had never been to Florida and was so excited! Back then it was only MK and there were the paper tickets for all the attractions, etc. When I look at the old pics the parade floats were so primitive. They have come a longggg way!
I wanted to do that surprise for my daughter!! But I am doing it a week before we go before her birthday party. That way when she receives Disney gift cards she will know what its for. Plus, she has been asking to go to NC (her uncle, my BIL) is a Marine stationed in NC. We went to NC last year for her bday to see him and my sister...however, this year he is deployed overseas. She really misses her uncle and keeps asking to go to NC (forgetting he is deployed)...I would HATE to go to the airport and her think we are going to NC. I know she would be excited about Disney, but would still be upset thinking she would see her uncle. Therefore I would rather tell her beforehand instead of getting her hopes up!
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:31 PM   #469
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We leave in 17 days for our VERY FIRST DISNEY TRIP!!!! Our daughter is 9 1/2 and our son is 7 1/2 and they have NO CLUE this is happening! I've been keeping this secret since I booked back in February! As the trip gets closer, it's getting harder and harder to not slip!!!! LOL

Anyway, we have been throwing around ideas on how we are going to surprise them for a while now. I'd LOVE to hear your suggestions! This is what we know: Our kids will get up and go to school like normal that Friday morning (their last day of school before Fall Break). We will be picking them up early and the van will be packed and ready to hit the road (we are driving). Now, we never pick the kids up from school so that in itself will make them go, "Umm....what's up? Why are we leaving school early?" Just an FYI.....our kids go to two different schools, so nothing can happen until we get them BOTH picked up and into the van.

I'm SO EXCITED!!! My kids LOVE surprises and a 7 night/8 day trip to Disney World is just the ULTIMATE thing to surprise them with!!!

Looking forward to hearing your ideas and what others have done!
I am surprising my daughter a week before we go. She will wake up with an envelope letting her know there is a scavenger hunt to find her birthday surprise. Each hint will have a gift attached (flip flops, sunglasses, word searches for the plane, and a small misting fan). Then her last clue will ask where she gets her pictures done (we have a professional photographer we go to atleast 3 times a year). We will then go to the photo studio where she will find a box (large box that is smaller than her height but still big). Then, when she opens the box, balloons will come out along with a note that says "Pack your bags, your going to Disney World with Mom and Titi". My photographer is going to capture everything in pictures while I take a video! I will have to post a picture once I can She is going to be SO excited!!!
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:37 PM   #470
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I am surprising my daughter a week before we go. She will wake up with an envelope letting her know there is a scavenger hunt to find her birthday surprise. Each hint will have a gift attached (flip flops, sunglasses, word searches for the plane, and a small misting fan). Then her last clue will ask where she gets her pictures done (we have a professional photographer we go to atleast 3 times a year). We will then go to the photo studio where she will find a box (large box that is smaller than her height but still big). Then, when she opens the box, balloons will come out along with a note that says "Pack your bags, your going to Disney World with Mom and Titi". My photographer is going to capture everything in pictures while I take a video! I will have to post a picture once I can She is going to be SO excited!!!
OMG that sounds so awesome!!

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I am surprising my daughter a week before we go. She will wake up with an envelope letting her know there is a scavenger hunt to find her birthday surprise. Each hint will have a gift attached (flip flops, sunglasses, word searches for the plane, and a small misting fan). Then her last clue will ask where she gets her pictures done (we have a professional photographer we go to atleast 3 times a year). We will then go to the photo studio where she will find a box (large box that is smaller than her height but still big). Then, when she opens the box, balloons will come out along with a note that says "Pack your bags, your going to Disney World with Mom and Titi". My photographer is going to capture everything in pictures while I take a video! I will have to post a picture once I can She is going to be SO excited!!!
Oh my goodness!!! That is the COOLEST idea!!! How wonderful that you're going to have those professional pictures of that moment!!!! You will DEFINITELY have to post at least one of them on here, or send me one through PM! =0) I would love to see that reaction!
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Thanks! It has been SO hard...but I knew if I told her she would be asking every day "how many more days"



I cannot wait!! She is going to freak out!!!



I wanted to do that surprise for my daughter!! But I am doing it a week before we go before her birthday party. That way when she receives Disney gift cards she will know what its for. Plus, she has been asking to go to NC (her uncle, my BIL) is a Marine stationed in NC. We went to NC last year for her bday to see him and my sister...however, this year he is deployed overseas. She really misses her uncle and keeps asking to go to NC (forgetting he is deployed)...I would HATE to go to the airport and her think we are going to NC. I know she would be excited about Disney, but would still be upset thinking she would see her uncle. Therefore I would rather tell her beforehand instead of getting her hopes up!
That is so sweet! Your daughter sounds like a nice, loving, kind young lady! I hope you two have a wonderful vacation!
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I am surprising my daughter a week before we go. She will wake up with an envelope letting her know there is a scavenger hunt to find her birthday surprise. Each hint will have a gift attached (flip flops, sunglasses, word searches for the plane, and a small misting fan). Then her last clue will ask where she gets her pictures done (we have a professional photographer we go to atleast 3 times a year). We will then go to the photo studio where she will find a box (large box that is smaller than her height but still big). Then, when she opens the box, balloons will come out along with a note that says "Pack your bags, your going to Disney World with Mom and Titi". My photographer is going to capture everything in pictures while I take a video! I will have to post a picture once I can She is going to be SO excited!!!
Wow! What a creative way to surprise her. The pictures will be incredible! Although, if someone did this to me, it would be pictures of me crying!
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We surprised our boys for their b-day in 2007. It wasn't as elaborate at some, but they got up for school as usual.

My parents and sister's family were joining us so when they started showing up at the house early in the morning they didn't know what was going on. They opened a gift and cards with their Disney tickets in them and told them we were leaving soon. The look on their faces was truly priceless!!

I hope you all have fun surprising you kids!! It's the ultimate surprise.

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Wow! What a creative way to surprise her. The pictures will be incredible! Although, if someone did this to me, it would be pictures of me crying!
Thanks, I am SURE I will be crying when she opens up the box! She has been asking for MONTHS to go to Disney (the Disney channel does a great job advertising WDW LOL) and each time I tell her no, it is too expensive. So she will have NO idea

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That is so sweet! Your daughter sounds like a nice, loving, kind young lady! I hope you two have a wonderful vacation!
Thank you, I really do...I really wish I could get her uncle home...but as most of you know...its unrealistic....but that would be my dream for him to magically appear at WDW and surprise my daughter and his wife (my sister). Ah dreams LOL

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Oh my goodness!!! That is the COOLEST idea!!! How wonderful that you're going to have those professional pictures of that moment!!!! You will DEFINITELY have to post at least one of them on here, or send me one through PM! =0) I would love to see that reaction!
I will def be sharing a picture on here! Don't you worry!! I wanted to make sure I had the moment captured on film (or digital nowadays) because I knew I was going to videotape the whole thing! So I thought what better way than professional pictures. My photographer jumped at the opportunity...she LOVES Disney! 19 days till I tell her LOL....so I will be posting a picture most likely a week before we go!

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We surprised our boys for their b-day in 2007. It wasn't as elaborate at some, but they got up for school as usual.

My parents and sister's family were joining us so when they started showing up at the house early in the morning they didn't know what was going on. They opened a gift and cards with their Disney tickets in them and told them we were leaving soon. The look on their faces was truly priceless!!

I hope you all have fun surprising you kids!! It's the ultimate surprise.

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That is awesome!! Priceless faces are the best!!!
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I am surprising my daughter a week before we go. She will wake up with an envelope letting her know there is a scavenger hunt to find her birthday surprise. Each hint will have a gift attached (flip flops, sunglasses, word searches for the plane, and a small misting fan). Then her last clue will ask where she gets her pictures done (we have a professional photographer we go to atleast 3 times a year). We will then go to the photo studio where she will find a box (large box that is smaller than her height but still big). Then, when she opens the box, balloons will come out along with a note that says "Pack your bags, your going to Disney World with Mom and Titi". My photographer is going to capture everything in pictures while I take a video! I will have to post a picture once I can She is going to be SO excited!!!
Oh my goodness!!! That is the COOLEST idea!!! How wonderful that you're going to have those professional pictures of that moment!!!! You will DEFINITELY have to post at least one of them on here, or send me one through PM! =0) I would love to see that reaction!
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Got our Magic Bands in the mail today! So exciting! Love Mickey Mail.

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Thanks! It has been SO hard...but I knew if I told her she would be asking every day "how many more days"



I cannot wait!! She is going to freak out!!!



I wanted to do that surprise for my daughter!! But I am doing it a week before we go before her birthday party. That way when she receives Disney gift cards she will know what its for. Plus, she has been asking to go to NC (her uncle, my BIL) is a Marine stationed in NC. We went to NC last year for her bday to see him and my sister...however, this year he is deployed overseas. She really misses her uncle and keeps asking to go to NC (forgetting he is deployed)...I would HATE to go to the airport and her think we are going to NC. I know she would be excited about Disney, but would still be upset thinking she would see her uncle. Therefore I would rather tell her beforehand instead of getting her hopes up!


When I surprised my Sister with a February Trip I told her by putting a bunch of Disney Dollars in her Birthday card!
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