Published: October 20, 2011 at 3:02 AM
So phony! But, if it was real, and if it happened to me, my wife and I would immediately dump the kids from the vacation package and upgrade to the Beach Club Resort for sure!
The question is interesting, though. I have never been able to surprise my kids with a WDW trip because so much planning is involved. But, when I announce the trip is coming, it is all my kids talk about until the trip actually happens.
However, I don't remember if it was the second or third time we took the kids to Silver Dollar City, but we planned it as a surprise. Told them we were going to the lake and they had no idea the best theme park in the Midwest was less than fifteen minutes from our hotel.
After nearly four hours of driving, we pulled into the parking lot and the kids could see the track for Wildfire over trees. Their reaction was one of absolute joy and the hugs came on so fast that the oldest boy didn't even remember he was too cool for public hugs! It was one of those Clark Griswold "hard to hold back the tears" moments for this dad, I can assure you! =)
I can only imagine how they would react if I could pull off a stunt like that with WDW... *sniff* *sniff*