Surprise! 25 Ways to Reveal to Your Kids They’re Going to Disney

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So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and bring your family to the happiest place on earth. Congratulations! Now comes the fun part: revealing the big surprise. Here are 25 creative ways to let your little ones know they’re about to meet Mickey, Minnie, and the rest of the gang in person.

1. Scavenger Hunt

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Set up a scavenger hunt around your house with Disney-themed clues. The final clue leads to a “You’re going to Disney!” reveal. Make sure each clue is an exciting step closer to the big reveal.

2. Custom Puzzle

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Create a custom puzzle that spells out “We’re going to Disney!” Watching their confusion turn to excitement as the message becomes clear will be priceless.

3. Movie Night

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Host a Disney movie marathon and slip in a homemade trailer announcing your trip. Their jaws will drop when they realize the next adventure will be in real life.

4. Disney Dinner

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Serve a Disney-themed dinner with meals inspired by the parks and movies. The dessert can reveal the surprise, like a cake with the castle on it and the trip dates.

5. Balloon Pop

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Fill balloons with slips of paper saying “We’re going to Disney!” Have the kids pop them to find out the surprise. The excitement will be as big as the balloon pops.

6. Wake-Up Call

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Wake the kids up with a recording of a Disney character inviting them to the parks. The confusion followed by the realization will make for an unforgettable morning.

7. Treasure Chest

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Hide a treasure chest in your home with Disney paraphernalia and the trip details inside. Let them find it for a pirate-worthy discovery.

8. Disney Advent Calendar

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Create an advent calendar with a countdown to the trip. Each day could reveal a small Disney toy or clue, with the final day revealing the trip.

9. T-Shirt Surprise

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Order custom t-shirts that say “I’m going to Disney!” and have them wear it unknowingly. Take them to a mirror for the reveal.

10. Luggage Delivery

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Have a suitcase delivered to your door with Disney decorations and the trip details inside. Watching them unpack it will be half the fun.

11. Disney Breakfast

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Start their day with a breakfast fit for a Disney character, complete with Mickey pancakes. Slip the tickets under their plates for a magical morning.

12. Character Call

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Arrange for a call from a Disney character (there are services for this) to personally invite them to the parks. The look on their faces will be unforgettable.

13. Photo Album

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Create a photo album with pictures from past visits or Disney dreams. The last page can reveal the upcoming trip.

14. Disney Board Game Night

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Turn game night into a Disney-themed event. Customize a board game to lead to the surprise announcement at the end.

15. Map Unfolding

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Give them a Disney park map to unfold, with the trip dates written inside. It’s a simple yet effective reveal.

16. Disney Karaoke Night

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Host a Disney karaoke night and sneak in a custom song announcing the trip. It’s a fun way to get everyone singing and celebrating.

17. Hidden Messages

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Leave hidden messages around the house that, when put together, reveal the trip. It’s like a Disney detective mission.

18. Surprise Pack

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Create a surprise pack filled with Disney gear (ears, autograph books, etc.) and the trip announcement at the bottom.

19. Disney Quiz

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Host a Disney quiz night, with the final question leading to the reveal. Make sure it’s an exciting climax to the quiz.

20. Mail from Mickey

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Send them a letter in the mail from Mickey Mouse himself, inviting them to the parks. The old-fashioned charm will thrill them.

21. Puzzle Hunt

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Similar to the scavenger hunt, but with puzzles that lead to the big reveal. Each puzzle solved gets them one step closer to Disney.

22. Themed Room

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Decorate their room while they’re asleep with Disney paraphernalia and the announcement. They’ll wake up in Disney wonderland.

23. Disney Countdown

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Make a visual countdown they can remove a link from each day until the trip. The final link reveals the surprise.

24. Surprise Visitor

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If possible, have a friend dress up as a Disney character to deliver the news. A personal visit from their favorite character will be a shock.

25. Magical Mailbox

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Place a special mailbox in your home a few weeks before, where they can send letters to Disney characters. One day, let them find tickets or a trip confirmation in response.

Magic Awaits

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There you have it, 25 magical ways to reveal the biggest surprise of their young lives. Remember, it’s not just about the destination; it’s about making every step of the journey unforgettable. So, pack your bags, grab these ideas, and get ready to make some memories. Disney Dreams await!

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