[QUOTE=cjtownman;1070878]How are you getting there? Driving or flying?
We always drive down, we are 6 and a half hours away. My daughter is 8 and has been 5 times already. We told her this year we might go for Christmas, but we are just not going to Disney in June. We gave her the excuses of too hot, too crowded, too everything. She literally was sooooo bummed it was silly. She has been upset and cried more than once. So, we are really playing it off around here; beach beach beach. She doesn’t recognize the drive either way as the beach is only an hour east of Orlando so we just plan to drive down like normal and have my wife say “Wow, we went the wrong way” when we drive under the entrance. We are 100% going to videotape it. She will be so excited.
We figure we only have one or two more years before she just gets a little more interested in her friends or fun rather than Disney and Mom and Dad so we are doing what we can to make the most of that time. We are so excited we get to surprise her this year. Every night I sit down with her and try to show her pix of the beach condo or beach videos from past trips. Inevitably she always says “What is new with Disney?”. She is gonna be soooo shocked! :)[/QUOTE]
We’re not positive yet which way we’re going…sometimes we fly and sometimes we drive (if the flights are ridiculous for the time we go). My oldest DD just turned 6 and has been 7 times, she has always been once a year, sometimes twice a year (except the year our youngest DD was born…we didn’t get to Disney that year). We have been telling oldest DD that we don’t think we’re going to be able to go to Disney this year, and have told her a few different reasons. So, she isn’t expecting to go this year, but does still ask about it periodically ofcourse. We have always told her as soon as we book our trip and then we do a countdown with her, but this year we really think we want to make it a surprise for her, and our younger DD.
If we drive, we usually stop overnight in GA, so maybe we will tell them when we wake up that morning at the hotel. If we fly, then maybe we will just let her figure it out when she reads the “Orlando” sign while waiting for the plane. haha