Should we tell our kids we're driving to Disney World next month now? Background: We've been to DW in December every year for the past 4 years. Each year we don't tell our girls (6, 4, 3, & 18 mo) until we get to the airport that we are going to Disney World. We do this for a few reasons: 1. Prevents weeks of "when are we going?" "Is it tomorrow?" "How many more days" etc... 2. It's fun! We put them in the car while they're still asleep. They wake up at the airport and they ask if we can ride in an airplane. We say "Sure! Where would you like to go?" One will ask, "Can we go to Disney World?" I respond, "That's a great idea, let's do it!" 3. My wife and I enjoy planning the trip as a surprise. 4. We're cruel parents This year we're driving. Our current plan is to not tell them anything. When we leave Dallas at 3pm I'll tell them we're going to the beach. We're planning to drive through the night. When they wake up we'll be in Florida. We'll have breakfast and let them run around in the sand for a bit, then finish the drive. They'll have no idea we're going to DW until they see the signs. I'm hoping driving through the night and not telling them where we're going will prevent hours of "are we there yet?" Is this a good idea? I read on the Transportation page "The secret is to get the kids involved in planning what to do during the trip" Should we tell the kids now that we're driving to Disney World in 4 weeks? I'm not sure we could just tell the 6 year old and have her keep it a secret. Any thoughts, opinions, even criticisms of our past cruelty are welcome!