Home » Travel

Orlando Bound? Make Your Own "Disney World Countdown" Calendar

Feb 15, 2008
There are 3 key parts to any great adventure: The Build-Up (before), The Adventure (during) and the Memory Sharing (afterwards). We've made more than a dozen trips to Disney World and still celebrate the traditions we've created for each of these 3 parts. One of the fun things we do during the "Build-Up" is to create a special calendar which we tick off daily as we countdown to our next Disney World vacation.

This project is incredibly simple. Anyone with access to an online computer with a printer can make one. There are lots of ways to personalize it with your favorite Disney characters and special stickers.

We create the calendar for the month of our holiday and the preceding month. So - if we're going in March - we create the calendar for February and March. I print on both sides of a single page. You can print in color - (which looks great!) - or in black and white so kids can have the fun of coloring the calendar too!

Requirements:

Computer with Internet access
Printer & paper
Crayons or markers or stickers

Directions:

1. Use your computer to go to this Internet site - http://disney.go.com/magicartist/calendars/index.html

This is the Disney "Calendar Creator" page.

2. Use the arrows in the "MONTH" box to scroll to the month and year you want to print.

3. Select the character you want to put on your calendar. You have lots of choices.

4. Use the "Drag and Drop Stickers" to mark special dates.

Note: To grab the stickers: move your cursor over the sticker you want. Click once and release the button on your mouse. Move your cursor to the date you want to mark. Click once to 'drop' the sticker.

5. Select "B&W" on the left side if you want to print in black and white. (Then the kids can color the calendar themselves.) Otherwise - your calendar will print in color.

6. Select the "PRINT" icon on the right side to print.

You're done!

TIP 1: I like to use "Mickey" for the Countdown Calendar because his "drag and drop" stickers include an airplane and a "Mickey" icon. I use the airplane image to mark the days of our flights to and from Orlando. I use the "Mickey" icon to mark the days we'll spend at the resort.

TIP 2: I print my calendars on 2-sided glossy photo paper. They look great. (You'll probably need to provide a marker to write on the glossy paper.)

These calendars make great gifts too. Deliver your calendar with a special marker or pencil. I've found terrific Disney-logo products at our local Dollar store. (They also have great Disney stickers that kids can use to mark off the days, if they prefer.)

You can roll up the calendar, tie it with a bow and attach the special pen to the ribbon. Or pop it into a special folder with some of the coloring pages you'll find here: http://disney.go.com/magicartist/coloring/index.html.

Add a fresh box of crayons and a sheet of stickers to make a great gift and help build the excitement for a special boy or girl as they count down the days to their great Disney Adventure!
About the Author
Anne Marie Hayes is the author of "Disney World Deals." She loves visiting Orlando, exploring the theme parks and discovering Disney (and other) secrets with her husband Al, daughter Emily and nephew Robbie. Her mission is to help families realize their Disney Dreams. Visit her at http://dw-deals.com
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 194
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources