Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • On Feb 6, 2018
    Monica from CA Asked

    My fiancé is currently deployed at the moment and we were thinking of surprising the kids for his homecoming. Would we have to contact someone in order to plan this and possibly have characters partake in it?

    Hi, Monica! Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel and asking your question!

    First and foremost, I would like to thank your fiance for his service to our country! I absolutely love the idea of surprising the kids at the Disneyland Resort with your fiance's homecoming! The first thing that came to mind was an in-room celebration. If you stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel (members of the military and their families receive special pricing), you can purchase in-room celebrations that can include decorations, treats, and small gifts. You could start by surprising the kids with all the goodies, but then have your fiance enter the room shortly after for the best surprise of them all! 

    Another idea might be to have your fiance enter Disneyland Park before you and the kids get there. Head to Sleeping Beauty Castle and wait to have your photo taken by a PhotoPass photographer. As you and your children are posing, have your fiance sneak into the picture from behind and the photographer can capture the exciting reunion. You might want to let the photographer in on the surprise so they know what to expect, but I am just tearing up at the thought of these incredible pictures! You can then purchase the Disney PhotoPass Collection product for just $49 for military families to download these photos and all the rest of your memories over the course of your stay. 

    If you were hoping for something a little more formal, try calling (714) 781-4636 and explaining your situation and they might be able to help. Or you can stop by Guest Relations when you arrive to see if they have any other ideas. 

    I hope you and your family have an incredible time at the Happiest Place on Earth!

    -Linda
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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