We have a surprise trip coming up (leaving the day after Thanksgiving, checking in 11/30 and out 12/7). It's sort of a secret. Our daughter has no idea (she's been told for years that we're going back when she's 10, but she's still 8 but my husband called one day and just said "Let's go this year!" so obviously I immediately ran to the calendar and then the phone to call WDW ) She will find out on Thanksgiving morning when her "elf on the shelf" shows up early with a gift for her, letting her know where she's off to the next day. We were planning on also keeping it to ourselves with other family members for various reasons - less chance of someone telling our daughter AND because we feel like it's almost braggy. It's gotten out little by little, and now pretty much everyone in his (big!) family knows. But I'm so excited that I need to TALK ABOUT IT. Hence, the PTR.