10 Creative Ways to Reveal a Disney Vacation

Disney paid for my family’s vacation to Walt Disney World. As always, all opinions are my own.

10 Creative Ways to Reveal a Disney Vacation - so many great ideas!! Saving this list for our trip to the Happiest Place on the Earth!

There’s nothing more exciting than planning a vacation to Disney World or Disneyland with your family!! If you’ve been to the parks before you know very well just how fun and happy the place is. Your children’s favorite Disney characters are scattered all throughout the park, great rides are found on every corner, entertainment abounds, and an atmosphere of joy and fun is everywhere. It truly is the Happiest Place on Earth!

One of the most fun things to do when planning a vacation to Walt Disney World is a reveal to let your family know you are going to the parks. There are so many fun and exciting ways to do this, and today I wanted to share with you 10 Creative Ways to Reveal a Disney Vacation.

We recently had the opportunity to visit Walt Disney World and wanted to do a unique and creative reveal for the kids. We were inspired by Disney’s Frozen Fever and decided to use a string through our play room to lead them to clues that hinted at where we were going. We ended with the more obvious clues of Mickey Ears and Magic Bands at the end to let them know we were headed to Florida. The kids loved it and were so excited to be visiting Mickey and his friends.

String of Clues Disney Reveal - have it go all through out the house with "clues" along the way. Great idea to tell your kids about going to Disney World!

We thought it would be fun to have  the string go through out the house, but since we were wanting to videotape we figured keeping it in the playroom would work well. We tied items all along the string that were clues… ice cream, animals, tea cups and kettles, pirate patch, crowns – items that reminded us of Walt Disney World. We started with the string attached to the door knob and we let the kids wind their way through the room finding the clues. It ended in the dress-up clothes chest with a small box where Minnie ears and Magic Bands awaited. 🙂

String of Clues Disney Reveal - have it go all through out the house with "clues" along the way. Great idea to tell your kids about going to Disney World!

Clues – crown, animals, pirate eye patch, ice cream

String of Clues Disney Reveal - have it go all through out the house with "clues" along the way. Great idea to tell your kids about going to Disney World!

String of Clues Disney Reveal - have it go all through out the house with "clues" along the way. Great idea to tell your kids about going to Disney World!

String of Clues Disney Reveal - have it go all through out the house with "clues" along the way. Great idea to tell your kids about going to Disney World!

String of Clues Disney Reveal - have it go all through out the house with "clues" along the way. Great idea to tell your kids about going to Disney World!

Here’s a little video that captured the fun!!

This was such a simple and fun way to reveal our Disney vacation. The kids were so excited, and it made us even more exited to go on the vacation!! 😀

Here are 9 more Creative Ways to reveal your Disney vacation:

10 Creative Ways to Reveal a Disney Vacation - so many great ideas!! Saving this list for our trip to the Happiest Place on the Earth!

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2 – Balloons in a Box – Add helium balloons to a box and tie a message on the end letting your kids know you are going to Disney. The balloons will go flying up adding the perfect element of surprise!

10 Creative Ways to Reveal a Disney Vacation - so many great ideas!! Saving this list for our trip to the Happiest Place on the Earth!

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3 – Make a Custom Puzzle – Most online Photo Shops have a product section that allow you to create your own custom puzzle. Just find the perfect picture, add text and turn it into a puzzle for the kids to piece together.

10 Creative Ways to Reveal a Disney Vacation - so many great ideas!! Saving this list for our trip to the Happiest Place on the Earth!

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4 – Scavenger Hunt – Create your own Scavenger Hunt by creating clues that lead the kids all through out the house. They’ll have to figure out each clue until the end that reveals the big vacation

10 Creative Ways to Reveal a Disney Vacation - so many great ideas!! Saving this list for our trip to the Happiest Place on the Earth!

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5 – Countdown to Disney Chain – Create a Countdown to Disney Chain with fun facts about the parks or with questions to get the kids excited for their vacation.

10 Creative Ways to Reveal a Disney Vacation - so many great ideas!! Saving this list for our trip to the Happiest Place on the Earth!

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6 – Door Scape – Create a fun Door Scape that makes it clear where you are headed to. The kids won’t be able to contain their excitement to see they’re headed to the Happiest Place on Earth.

10 Creative Ways to Reveal a Disney Vacation - so many great ideas!! Saving this list for our trip to the Happiest Place on the Earth!

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7 – Disney Shirts Announcement – Have some custom shirts made that show the family is headed to Disney. Wrap them up as gifts and the kids will be thrilled for the news. With shirts, you’ll even knock out one day

10 Creative Ways to Reveal a Disney Vacation - so many great ideas!! Saving this list for our trip to the Happiest Place on the Earth!

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8 – Official Announcement – Use a fun print like this or customize one to share with the kids. You can even have this mailed to the house and addressed to the little ones to make it more “official”.

10 Creative Ways to Reveal a Disney Vacation - so many great ideas!! Saving this list for our trip to the Happiest Place on the Earth!

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9 – Breakfast Reveal – Plan a fun and Disney-oriented breakfast one day to share with the kids their vacation. Mickey Waffles are sure to be a hit in revealing the great news!

10 Creative Ways to Reveal a Disney Vacation - so many great ideas!! Saving this list for our trip to the Happiest Place on the Earth!

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10 – Invitation – Use a printable invitation like this one to invite the whole gang to Walt Disney World. The kids will be so excited that they were invited to Walt Disney World!!

As you can see, there are so many fun and creative ways to reveal a Walt Disney World vacation. No matter how you do it, the family will be so excited to go and enjoy the magic at the Disney Parks.

If you have other ways you have revealed your vacation, leave a comment and let me know. I’d love to hear them!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. We met the kids on the front porch when they got home from school and told them to hop in the car. I said we were going to a quilt show in Kentucky (there actually is a quilt museum in KY on our driving route to FL). When we stopped for dinner, we played hangman while we waited for our food. The answer was “we’re going to Disney World.”. When my son figured it out, I told him “yes, we are.” They told us that if we go back they want to be surprised again. Now I have to figure out how to do it for our trip in four weeks.

  2. I really like the string idea. We were going to do a word jumble for our kids to unscramble. I think I will do the string scavenger hunt with the word jumble at the end as the final clue!