and Creative Ways to Tell Your Children You're Going to Disneyland
or Walt Disney World!
Taking your family to
a Disney park is always a magical time. How you break it to your
kids that youre going can be JUST as magical! The following
are five fun ways to tell your kids that youre going to
a Disney park (whether just for the day or for a whole vacation
for those that dont live near the parks.)
- Ive done this one and for the right crowd, can work
great. A bit of a long story on how I personally implemented
this idea, but it goes something like this. Make up some
story as to why the family needs to get up early in the
morning (in our case, it was 5:00 am on Christmas morning
- it took some doing but my teenage sons never saw it coming.)
Do what you can to make it sound mundane but necessary (I.e.
a trip to an old friend of YOURS, an errand that is far
away but is necessary, etc.) You get to be creative on this
one based on your own familys lifestyle. Now, you
might be tempted to tell them right away
as if too early, their brains wont be fully engaged
yet. Instead, simply get in the car (prepacked, of course)
and head to the park or airport. See how long it takes for
them to figure it out. Trust me, there will be a buzz in
the car as they start figuring out that they arent
going in the right direction of the errand or wherever else
you told them you were headed!
- Huge billboard signs are super fun
but quite costly. However,
you can make your own by purchasing some Disney themed wrapping
paper (sometimes you can get lucky at your local dollar store!)
Cover your garage door (if you have one) with the wrapping paper.
With cut out letters (white can work just fine if the wrapping
paper colors are bright or darker) spell our Were
going to Disneyland! When they come home from school and
see it on the garage theyll be filled with excitement!
STRING ALONG - There are many versions of this type
of activity but youll get the gist of it pretty quickly.
Take a skein of yarn and about every 15-20 feet or so tie
a small note, piece of candy or small dollar store toy to
it. Now string that yarn ALL THROUGHOUT your home - under
tables and under beds. Make sure that the string is threaded
through places that your kids will be able to fit through
because they will be following the string, rolling it up
in a ball, collecting the small treats as they go. If more
than one child will be participating (and you have older
kids) tie the kids wrists to each other so that they
have to go through chained together. Its a LOT of
fun to do and fun to watch. At the end of the yarn, place
a note explaining that you are going to a Disney Park!
THE NOT-CHRISTMAS STOCKING - For those that celebrate Christmas,
take out the kids stockings and place them over the fireplace (or
wherever you usually hang them during the holiday.) Do this overnight
so that they wake up to them. When they ask about them, you can
feel free to pretend like you have no idea. Inside the stockings
place a small Disney themed gift and a note from Mickey saying that
hes personally inviting them to his park and that he was so
excited that you are coming that he couldnt wait until Christmas
to tell them!
THE WRAPPED GIFT(s)
- Everyone loves to unwrap a gift. Theres just something exciting
about removing the ribbon and peeling back that paper! Prolong the
fun by wrapping the gift in a variety of ways, inside of each other.
For example, write a note explaining your Disney park trip plans
and put it inside a small plastic sandwich baggie. Wrap that bag
in wrapping paper and place that in a baby food jar. Then wrap that
jar and place it in a small box - and wrap that. Place that box
in a larger box. Keep getting larger and larger until you get to
a large yard trash bag with a big box (or a SUPER large box even,
such as an appliance box.) The large gift will be exciting to see
and theyll have fun unwrapping each layer to get to the center
they wont know how many layers to expect!)
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