Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Oct 19, 2013
    Elizabeth from GA Asked

    Another question. My children (daughter, 15 and son, 9) do not know about our Magic cruise on 3/31. We plan to tell them at Christmas. Any suggestions on how to "wrap it" for Christmas morning? I wished I'd bought a message in a bottle at Castawa

    Ahoy Elizabeth!
    I love this question because I enjoy surprising my kiddos with a Disney vacation on Christmas!  I have even pulled off a surprise cruise on the Disney Fantasy telling them the day before we left!  One of my favorite surprises was when I wrapped up clues in different sized boxes with a small gift they would need for the trip (flip flops, sunglasses, new Disney shirts, bathing suits etc.....) and hid them around the house (in the oven, dryer, on the back deck).  In the last box they found "tickets" I had made up with the details about their next sailing!  One year I made a DVD on my computer with pictures of our previous cruise set to Disney music and the last picture I typed in the details of our next sailing.  You can also do this idea with a photo book from a site like Shutterfly or Snapfish.  Another idea that is very simple was the Mickey balloon surprise!  I picked up a large Mickey Mouse balloon at the grocery store and made a sign with our cruise details and tied it to the bottom of the string.  Two days before Christmas I wrapped the balloon in a very large box that really had my two guessing!  On Christmas morning, they opened the box together as the balloon floated out!
    I hope one of my ideas will work or has at least inspired you to come up with an idea that will work for your crew! 
    Good luck, Elizabeth and please write back if I can assist you further!
    Nancy
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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