So you have made it to the reveal of your Disney vacation now what? There are many ways to reveal your surprise. I am going to tell you about my reveals first.
On our first trip we left Christmas Day my kids went and stayed with their grandparents on the 23rd to have Christmas with them before we left. This allowed for my husband and I to get everything packing and ready without them seeing it. On the 24th we picked them up with a truck full of luggage and headed toward the airport. We lived about 1.5 hours from the airport at this time so we wanted to stay closer to the airport to help make our 6AM flight Christmas Day much easier. We told the kids that we were going to stay at a hotel with an indoor pool as part of their Christmas gift. They did not think anything of it they were so excited like most kids they love hotels.
When we checked in my husband took the kids down to the pool. I used this opportunity to unpack the luggage from the car for our Disney World trip and hide it around the room. I hid suitcases behind curtains, in drawers, and wrapped in blankets that I borrowed from the front desk on top of the make shift closet rack. Boy what I would have given for this hotel room to have had an actual closet. Then, I joined the rest of my family at the pool.
Later after we read The Night Before Christmas the kids were fast asleep I drug out all of our luggage into view and the BIG gift boxes for each child that had all of the Disney reveal information in it. The boxes contained: lanyards with pins, autograph book with sharpies, T-shirts that said “I’m going to Disney World,” disposable camera, Disney gift card, new DS with a new game for the plane ride and line waiting amusement, and a letter from Santa telling them they were going to Disney World.
The second reveal was a bit simpler. About 6 months before our trip my husband had a major surgery and we had to take him back and forth to the doctor often. So we used this to our advantage. We told our boys that we needed to get up early to take dad to see the doctor. While the kids played with their friends the days before the trip I was busy packing privately in our bedroom.
So the day of the trip my husband and I pack our car before waking the kids. We get them up and in the car a few months before bought a new house this time we are only 15 mins from the airport. We make the exit to the airport to throw off the kids I say “I need to use the restroom.” So we exit and we head to the park and ride, as we are entering the parking ride. The kids are looking around like what’s going on. We find our parking spot and tell the kids to get out of the car. We go back and open the trunk to reveal the luggage with my husband saying. “Hey, let’s go to Disney World.”
The tips I can pass from the reveals are simply this use what you have. The first trip we got the grandparents involved to help and used the pool to divert their attention from the bigger picture. On the second trip we used the fact that we had visited the doctor’s lots to get them out the door early and not suspect much.
Other reveals I have seen:
Mickey shaped food pizzas, pancakes etc.
A Disney puzzle with the message on the back.
Character phone calls
Santa phone calls
Disney stuff as a gift
Just remember to have fun with it. For more ideas I highly recommend going to YouTube. As always you can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or any of our agents at www.adventureisouttheretravel.com. We would love to make your Disney dreams come true.