Down to Disneyland!
Ideas for passing the time and building excitement as your Disneyland holiday
So you know you're going to Disneyland in 3
months time but are either finding it hard to build the excitement or perhaps
the long wait is agony? Here are some
methods that will show you how close your trip is and help that
Build a paper chain with the amount of links as is days
until your leave. Colour in, add stickers, add Disney character names
/ attractions to each link. Then rip one link off every day that goes by.
Get some Disney stickers and make up 'mousekeeping'
envelopes--envelopes to leave tips in for your
hotel maid service.
Go over park maps and guide
books so you know the place back to front so when your there
there's no time wasted. Plan
what you want to do when.
- Movie of the Week
Start watching movies (or reading books) that have a
Disneyland attraction that is themed after that story/character. Watch
a different story, say every Sunday night. This will also enhance your
visit because you'll notice parallels between the attraction and the
movie as it's fresh in your memory. (see a
We have taken a large plastic
container shaped like a teddy bear and put pictures of Disneyland on
the front and back. The children are collecting and recycling bottles,
cans, juice containers etc. and putting the money in the bear trying
to fill it up to help pay for their trip. All the family is helping
which adds to their enjoyment as we talk about the trip. We are
researching trading pins on the internet with the kids as they think
about what theme they would like to collect. Some of the money they
raise in the bear will go towards buying the lanyards and the pins.
This will be an interactive activity with family having a chance to
discuss the history of Disneyland and what activities they would like
to participate in when we visit Disneyland in January. Besides
building the anticipation of their trip they are learning about money,
how to roll it, banking, recycling, working to a goal, and sharing. -Cathie
- Prepare to come home
Start getting ready a photo website, blog, youTube or facebook
account to put your Disneyland experiences on when you get home. Start
getting scrap booking materials together ready to paste you pictures
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