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  • On Oct 30, 2011
    Linda Asked

    What are some unique ways to tell the grandkids they are going to Disney World...is there anything such scavenger hunt or something similar?? The girl's age is 6, the boy's 8. Thanks

    Hi Linda!

    I heard a great idea on the PassPorter Mom's Podcast and I'm going to steal it in my answer to you.  Sara on the podcast suggested putting helium filled balloons in a large box with a note or banner tied to them that basically says "You're going to Walt Disney World".  Be sure to tie the balloons (or just use one large one) and put a weight on the bottom so they don't float off!  You then put all of the balloons in a large box, wrap it, and put a bow on top.  When the box is opened, the balloons will pop out with the sign!  I suggest using a mylar balloon as it will keep the helium from escaping longer!

    A scavenger hunt is a great idea.  You could write clues based on various Disney movies or just put an image of a Disney character on each clue the children find, with the last clue being a sign that says "You're going to Walt Disney World".

    Another idea is to not tell them; just tell them they are going on a trip, but keep it a mystery as long as possible.  I've heard of people who made it all the way to Walt Disney World in their car before their children found out; others were successful in getting them to the airport and even on a plane before the kids figured it out!

    Good luck and enjoy planning your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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