Day-By-Day Countdown to Disney: Surprises For Your Kids
It’s happening! You and your family are visiting the happiest place on earth, Disney World! There are many ways to let your children know you’re going to be making the trip of a lifetime. Whether you help them plan the trip by telling them weeks in advance, or hold in the news until the day of your trip, there are so many ways to share this special one-of-a-kind first with the kiddos you adore. One way that might make it less likely they’ll nag you to death for months before it’s time to board your flight is to create a one-week countdown. This way, they will know the getaway is on the horizon, but they won’t have ample time to obsess over every last detail. If you are looking for ideas on how to surprise kids with a trip to Disney, here’s a recommended breakdown with a week’s worth of Disney-inspired activities, gifts and more. They’re all sure to wow your kiddos and get them pumped for your upcoming trip.
Day 1: Host a Disney Movie Night
What better way of building the momentum of Disney than watching one (or many) classic and modern films with your whole family. Pick a movie no one in your family has seen yet, or pick a favorite you all love, and press play. Not only does it get your family excited for the trip ahead, but also gives everyone a lovely way as a family to spend the evening together. For an added bonus – consider making a video you play when the credits are rolling that reveals they’re going to Walt Disney World!
Day 2: Gift a New Water Bottle and Backpack
Send your kiddos off to school with some new Disney goodies so they can brag about their upcoming vacation. Not any ole’ gear will do though: kiss ‘em out the door as they’re sport a new Disney-themed backpack featuring some of their favorite characters like: Mickey, Minnie, or our favorite Disney Princess’. And to match, add a themed Disney water bottle to your cart, featuring their favorite Disney Princess’ or Frozen’s favorite characters. While this is one way of how to surprise kids with a trip to Disney and help build momentum for your trip – it’s also a very practical gift and serves as a multi-purpose must have for for their trip to Disney. When they have these, you know they’ll stay hydrated touring around in the sunshine all day in Florida.
Day 3: Bake Disney Cookies
Another fun idea on how to surprise kids with a trip to Disney can include a fun day full of baking! Especially if day three falls on a Saturday, you can challenge your budding bakers by working together in the kitchen to to try some fun sweet-treat recipes like Funfetti’s cookies, or snickerdoodles and cutting them using Disney themed cookie cutters. Or for a more, unique treat, try Olaf’s Marshmallow Pops. Whatever sugar high you get them on, remember, nothing will be as excitement-building as the moment they walk into the park… in four days!
Day 4: Start packing!
With takeoff on the horizon, it’s time to gather the troops and begin the packing process for their exciting trip to Disney. While they might have a mini suitcase already, there’s no better excuse than a trip to this magical land to upgrade their luggage. Gift a fun Frozen duffle bag or a Cars 3D wheeled trolley bag, or any of the countless varieties from beloved characters. If you’re in the market for a smaller gift and another way of how to surprise kids with a trip to Disney, you can collect a luggage tag for every member of your family. Some examples include: Mickey & Minnie, Olaf, or Yoda.
Day 5: Decorate Your Own Disney Ears
Celebrating a fun occasion at Disney? Maybe it’s a birthday, straight A’s, or a graduation. Whatever the reason for tripping down to Florida, try a fun DIY activity at home the whole family can partake in, by decorating your own Disney ears. Grab some Mickey or Minnie Mouse ears, some paint pens and get to crafting. Bonus? These will also make for fun, Instagram-worthy photos during your trip at Disney.
Day 6: Prepare For Travel Day
Whether flying or driving, make the most of your time spent traveling while preparing for the journey ahead. Some ways to pass the time is to create some engaging travel games like Disney Bingo, or even these Disney themed car rides games. You can also pack some Disney themed coloring books, like Disney Princess’ or Mickey and his friends.
Day 7: Gift a Disney Magic Band
The final day before you and your family head off to Disney, surprise everyone with their own custom Disney band for their magic passes. These bands are your family’s guide to the parks, as they store your tickets, credit cards and FastPasses, – giving you a hands-free experience at the parks. These skins come in many different colors and designs, so there’s an option for everyone.
Contact a Travel Agent Today!
Disney is an experience and an adventure the whole family will love, so it’s important to foster momentum leading up to the vacation. While there are many different ways on how to surprise kids with a trip to Disney, you want to make sure the magic of the happiest place on earth, is built into every moment. To make your Disney trip everything you’ve anticipated and more, make sure you reach out to a specialized Disney travel agent for the best deals and recommendations on hotels, park experiences and dining.
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