Your trip is booked, you’re starting to make plans on what you’ll do and see while you’re in Walt Disney World. You may start watching YouTube videos about the rides and what to expect.
Or you might have kiddos that don’t quite understand how time works, and ask you every. single. day. if today is the day you’re leaving. We have a few suggestions on how to keep the excitement going in the weeks or even months leading up to your vacation.
Countdown Calendars: This is a great way to keep kids involved and give them a visual reminder of how far away the trip is. Using a print out calendar, or a large piece of poster board, fill in the squares with fun trivia or information about the parks (Google is your best friend here!).
Paper Chains: How To Make a Paper Chain BONUS: You can totally theme this to any Disney character by choosing their colors. Mickey: Yellow, red, black
Donald: White, blue, yellow
Goofy: Blue, orange, green, black
Snow White: Yellow, red, blue
The possibilities are endless. Not only is this a great way to countdown, but it’s also a great project to do as a family.
Family Fun Nights: Tying in to the craft above, here’s another great way to get your family ready for your Disney vacation, especially if it’s your first trip, or if you’re just missing your happy place. Family Fun Nights involve theming your dinner to a Disney movie, and maybe having a craft or activity. For example, if you’re staying at the Polynesian Village Resort, you might watch Lilo and Stitch, have chicken teriyaki with pineapple, and chocolate lava cake for dinner and dessert, look up your Hawaiian names on Google, and watch a video to learn how to do the Hula.
Family Fun Nights will be a new series on this blog! Each week I’ll post the movie and give you dinner ideas, and a craft or activity that goes along with the theme. The first one will come out tomorrow – Peter Pan – and will come out every Friday after that. Join in the fun! If your family has a Fun Night, we want to hear about it! Follow us on our Facebook group and share what you’re family has done!