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Countdown to Disney! Our Favorite Tips for Getting Ready for the Big Trip!

by Mommy Frog on January 16, 2014 · 2 Comments · in Disney Crafts & Fun Stuff

We don’t know about you, but the preparation for a Disney World vacation is half the fun — or at least something to keep us occupied those loonnngggg days before we leave for Orlando. Amid all the planning, ADR-making and wait-time checking (yes, we do this from home via the app, you know, just to see), we have found that coming up with a countdown to Disney is one of the best ways to bring us a little Disney magic ahead of the trip.

Countdown to Disney - Mickey Mason Jar Lid Ornament

One of our favorite crafts from this past year was the Mickey Countdown ‘Til Disney Ornament, a misnomer really since it would be perfect any time of year. Because we’re in the parks so frequently, we’re always counting down ’til the next trip!

Earlier this week, we asked all of you how you countdown for your Disney trip. We received some really great ideas and wanted to share them with you. And if you haven’t shared your tips yet, don’t be shy! Leave them in the comments below!

Here’s how our readers countdown to Disney:

  • Countdown to Disney - calendarEmily S.: “We made a countdown calendar with clothes pins. Days til trip on one side, something we’ll do when we get there on the other.”
  • Countdown to Disney - picture frameMelissa M.: ”I just made our countdown last night for our newest trip! Picture Frame that I scrapbooked a Disney theme on the inside. Then put hooks on outside with interchangeable number tags. Also wrote lots if activities on sticks and each weekend, the kids get to pull a stick and we do that activity. Last year, we did a huge poster with Mickey’s face in the middle and stickers stuck all over. There was a grid for the countdown and we stuck stickers on everyday.”
  • Heidi S.: “Made Florida “goodie bags” with special items they (kids) can use for the 19hr car ride to Florida and some other treats for the in the parks!”
  • Countdown to Disney - Mickey paper chainDanielle S.: “we had daily Disney activities written on small pieces of paper. My daughter would pick one each day (for the last 30 days). They were as simple as picking out which princess dress she wanted to bring, reading a Disney book, or watching a Disney movie. We also did the “Mickey” paper chain. 
  • Maria H.: “Every weekend we did dinner and a movie. We watched a different Disney movie and had a themed dinner to go with it (Princess and the Frog with Jambalya and beignets, Peter Pan with Fish and Chips). It was fun to count down the weekends we had left with our favorite movies and get creative with the menu!”

We loved all of these ideas and can’t wait to incorporate a few on our next countdown to Disney. Don’t forget to share your ideas in comments below!

Here’s to counting down to Disney!
– Mommy Frog

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2 Responses to “Countdown to Disney! Our Favorite Tips for Getting Ready for the Big Trip!”

  1. Danielle S. says:

    Thank you for sharing our Disney countdown! We, as Disney fans, appreciate your hard work in providing us with the latest and greatest Disney info. Keep up the great work!

  2. Annette fischer says:

    Make this an educational experience for younger children ,together we count on the calendar how many days left until we leave for Disney World. I show them how to make a chain.They continue to make chains ,counting each one together, until we have the same number as the number we counted on the calendar.
    Each day they remove one chain until there are no more chains left. THE BIG DAY HAS ARRIVED!

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