Monday Poll: Have you ever surprised your family with a Disney vacation?

If you have surprised your family with a Disney vacation, how did it go? Did you get the desired stunned/excited/overjoyed effect? Or was it overwhelming for them? Were they mad that they missed out on the planning stages? Anyone actually succeeded in surprising a spouse with a Disney trip? Tell us about it in the comments.

Have you ever surprised your family with a Disney vacation?

  • Yes, and it went great! (65%, 20 Votes)
  • No, but I'd like to one of these days. (29%, 9 Votes)
  • No, the anticipation is half the fun! (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Yes, but it was a disaster! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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9 thoughts to “Monday Poll: Have you ever surprised your family with a Disney vacation?”

  1. Surprised our son one year and it went well but the reaction wasn’t as big as we thought. We were on our way to a cruise at Christmas and decided to stop at WDW for 3 days first. At first he thought the cruise was off and it was just going to be WDW.

  2. This last trip, DD knew about it for 6 months and that had to of been like pulling teeth for her, this next one she won’t know till we get to the airport

  3. Not yet, but I am surprising our oldest DD for the DDC! My wife and youngest will drop us off at that airport after school, that’s when she’ll find out 😀

  4. Our trip last April – DD’s knew we were going on vacation – but didn’t know where. We made it all the way to the Magical Express line before we told them. We would not have been able to pull it off if they were any older (only 4 and 2).

  5. We surprised the kids with a trip this past Mother’s Day, and it went extremely well. It was supposed to be a surprise for my wife too, but since she handles the old pocketbook, that was difficult. We were able to keep it away from the boys and we told them we were driving to New Orleans to spend the weekend in NOLA. My youngest was the first to realize where we were headed because he loves to read signs and he saw a sign for Disney World and put it together. When they saw the entrance gate, they started screaming with excitement and tears started to well up in my eyes.

    What made the trip even more special was that my wife’s parents were actually in Orlando that weekend taking a vacation, so we were able to meet up with them for our last day and the boys got to do Magic Kingdom with their grandparents.

    We actually didn’t make our reservation until the day before we left, that’s how last-minute the trip was. The crowds were awesome and my wife loved waking up inDisney World on Mother’s Day.

  6. We surprised our kids on our last trip down. They thought we were going to Panama City Beach. We were, but only after 10 days at Caribbean Beach Resort and 10 days in the parks. Our Daughter loved the reveal (map with mickey ears at our destination). Our son was just excited because his sister was excited. We didn’t tell them until we were about an hour out of Orlando. I could have waited longer but my wife had had enough of holding in the secret.

  7. We surprised ours one year. We told them we were driving to see their Grandparents (2 hours away) and drove to WDW. DW got too excited and told them when we were at the Okahumpka stop on the turnpike and they hadn’t figured it out.

  8. ….We will be surprising DS’s and DD this Christmas with a trip in 2013….! It’s been very difficult to keep the secret!

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