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If you’re planning a trip to Disney World, you should really check out Etsy. They have some digital printable downloads that can make your vacation easier, less stressful — more fun!
Here are four types of printables you don’t want to miss. They are cute, colorful, and customizable. And because they’re instant downloads, you can enjoy them right away.
Surprise Trip Tickets for the Kids
We never did this, but I love the idea. Instead of just telling the kids you’re going to Disney World, have a customized ticket make the announcement. You could play this out in various ways, between setting them on the breakfast table to actually mailing them to your home.
Speaking of surprise Disney reveals, I’ve personally never been a big fan of “Hey, we’re going to Disney World … right now!” type of reveal. For one thing, whether my kids were four or fourteen, a big part of the fun was planning, shopping for, and discussing the trip for the weeks (or months) leading up to it. They would have missed a lot if we just sprung it on them at the last minute.
Second — and more importantly — some kids can get understandably upset if you play the game of, “Hey, everybody, let’s get in the car and head to [somewhere that is not Disney.].”
So I know those don’t-tell-the-kids-til-we’re-on-the-road reveals have worked well for many people, but I personally wouldn’t recommend it.
Regardless of when you choose to tell your kids, I think these printable tickets are adorable.
Disney Trip Reveal Letters
What could more exciting to a kid that getting a personalized letter from their very favorite Disney character telling them that they’re going to Disney World? I absolutely love this idea! They can be used either alone or together with one of the above tickets.
Disney Vacation Planners
My husband Robert thinks it’s so strange that, with all the apps and devices available to us, I often choose to — gasp! — write things down.
But there’s just something about writing, and being able to flip through a book to look at my notes, that works better for my brain then clicking through screens. If you’re the same way, you know exactly what I mean.
These printables are great for having everything you need to plan your Disney trip all together in one spiral notebook. Depending on the specific package, they include a countdown of tasks, packing lists, budget trackers, dining reservations, checklists of movies to watch before the trip, and more. Just looking at these gets my inner Monica Geller excited.
Disney Travel Journals
Both the teacher and the writer in me love this idea. What fun is an amazing trip if you don’t savor the best moments by writing about them?
Most of these are designed for kids, although some are more of an adult/child combo. It lets kids track each day, writing a little bit about their favorite thing they did that day, what they ate, what souvenirs they bought, what countries they visited at the Epcot World Showcase, and so on.