We’re going to Disney World!
01 Nov 2013
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This past Tuesday, we got to tell the girls that we were taking them on a road trip… to Disney World!
Wendy and I started brainstorming on how we could tell the girls. We knew they would be excited. We wanted to personalize how we told them.
We tossed around so many ideas… looked at so many websites for inspiration… but were still not liking what we were seeing. Then Wendy looked up at me and said “a map”. Brilliant!
I quickly put together a graphic of Mickey with a thought bubble, that read “Well hello Rachel and Lauren, I can’t wait to meet you next week in Walt Disney World. (signed) Mickey Mouse”. I cut it out, so that it would go on the map Wendy was creating.
Wendy created a map in ArcGIS, using the layers from ArcGIS Online. She drew the route we were going to drive.
When Wendy arrived home, the girls were upstairs watching TV, so she was able to sneak the map into my office. We had dinner, and then Wendy took the girls to their swimming lessons.
While the girls were at swimming lessons with Wendy, I set the scene:
Then Wendy texted me… “the girls forgot their hairbrush, so they’ll need to brush their hair when they get home”. They would also need to hang up their swim suits to dry. Wendy suggested to hide the map, and she would take them upstairs and help them with their hair and bathing suits. So, I moved the map, and waited. The excitement was driving me nuts!
The girls arrived home, and Wendy asked them to go hang up their swim suits. Wendy and I went to my office and got the map, and my iPhone. I set up in the living room, while Wendy helped the girls upstairs.
Wendy came down to the living room, and called the girls.
Here is our reveal video:
Rachel tried to play it cool, but Lauren couldn’t stop giggling and bouncing!
Wendy and I were thrilled with their reactions. We can’t wait to leave next week!
Here is Wendy’s Post.
While we are on our trip, we will be using #SilvaDisneyAdventure for all our social media posts (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook)
Have you ever take your kids to Disney, or did your parents ever surprise you with a Disney trip? How was the reveal?
Would love to hear your comments!
Craig is a husband, father, team leader, travel and food writer, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, and social media strategist. He likes to travel, go camping, go on road trips, watch movies, build stuff, operate the grill, and sing with his band. Craig is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and Travel Media Association of Canada. If you are a PR agency or brand and would like Craig to review a travel destination, vehicle, restaurant, product or service, please send him an email.