My husband and I are taking our three boys (7 years old and twin 4 year olds) to DW for the first time in February 2013 (the week of Mardi Gras...Yes, I am from Louisiana). This is going to be my first trip to DW too and it has been over 15 years for my husband. I want to make it extra special for everyone (my MIL, aunt in law, grandparents in law are coming too) especially the boys. We are going to surprise them and tell them we are going to the beach and drive most of the way there on Friday. Then wake up early early Saturday morning and drive the rest of the way (only hoping for 1-2 hours of driving on Saturday). I am hoping they fall back to sleep so that we can wake them up to the castle. Every time they watch a Disney movie and they see the castle, they ask when we are going there. I am planning on bringing extra surprises for them glow mask, glow sticks, tshirts, a mickey mouse blanket that mickey will send with a note the morning we are leaving to go home, etc. I already booked Chef Mickey and looking to book a gift of a lifetime for me and the hubby on valentine's day. What am I missing? I am trying to do this on somewhat of a budget. However, I want everything to be perfect and lots of surprises. If someone would like to help plan things or has suggestions or tips let me know.