Disney Vintage Tickets

I’m in California for the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show and since it’s right across the street from Disneyland… guess who I brought with me? The whole family!! We’re so excited to be here.


Instead of having a party for my son’s 9th birthday, I surprised him with Disneyland tickets. We’ll be celebrating his big day in style. It’s my kid’s first trip to a Disney park! FUN!

Birthday Surprise

I found some cool vintage Disney tickets online and edited them to say “We’re taking you to Disneyland!” I then wrapped them inside one of my very own lunch boxes from when I was a kid.

I told my son it was a VERY SPECIAL gift. His face was hilarious when he opened it to see an old rusty lunch box and said “What’s so special about this??” LOL!

After reading the ticket, he jumped for joy and so did his little sister. It was awesome!!

DisneyLand Vintage Tickets

I have this old lunch box displayed on my office shelves, but forgot about the funny stickers!

Oh yes, I LOVED Charlie’s Angels! Mork & Mindy was the BEST too! I even had rainbow suspenders with a big plastic pointy hand attached… and wore them!

Okay, so if you don’t know WHY I would wear rainbow suspenders, then I’m probably old enough to be your mother. So don’t ask why. ha!

Disney Vintage Lunchbox

So no big party this year for my son! Maybe I’ll do something fun for him this summer if he’s good.

I’ll make these Disney Tickets available as a free printable when I get back home. For now, I’m going to enjoy some family time and lunch with Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White and Arora!!

Have a great weekend. -Amy

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  1. Hi,
    I was wondering if you ever posted your template for this ticket? I tried finding one but couldn’t locate it.


  2. Hi! I love this idea. This Christmas, my husband and I are taking our three kiddos to DL for the first time. I love these tickets and I am looking for something exactly like this to wrap in a present for them to be surprised! Can you email me the free printable?


  3. I am taking my niece to DL in May for her 15th birthday. I can’t wait until you post the vintage tickets…that’s a perfect idea. Hope you had a great time. DL truly is a magical place!
    Thanks for your blog, I love it!

  4. I love Disneyland,can’t wait to take my boys next take we visit our family out there. I hope you and your family had a wonderful time.

  5. Wow — CHA and Disneyland — amazing! Hope your son has a wonderful birthday. I’m sure with all the birthday things that Disney does, he won’t need a party.

  6. I think it’s fantastic that you still have your childhood lunch box. What a treasure! I love what you did with the tickets, and I am excited that you are going to make it available to us. I can’t wait to surprise my family with Disney tickets, too. Thank you for such a great idea (as always) and have a have a Very Magical Disney kind of day!

  7. So excited for you all to visit the most Happest place on Earth ! With said that’s a awesome ideas you have done . Plus by useing those old E-tickets . As I remember as a child how to use those things . As for your lunch pail those ones are awesome I can’t wait to find one for my very own . I wanted one so bad as a kids maybe I should have picked that one instead of strawberry short cake haha . But how could I say no . I hope this visit of your will be a non stop one to DIsaneyland .. Thanks got your story it was really cute . Love all your ideas !

  8. I don’t get the rainbow suspenders and pointy hand but it is because I am probably old enough to be your mother! – and you definitely should be mother of the year!

  9. I live in Cali and am a huge disney fan. We spent last weekend there with my 3 kids. It is ALWAYS magical! So many great memories. Get yourself to a character meal–super fun. I LOOOve your lunch pail, I too played Charlies Angels and was a huge Mork and Mindy fan. Nanuu Nanuu

  10. What a great idea for a surprise! Can’t wait to acquire the free printable since this would be awesome for my kids since my hubby have been talking about bring them there too.

    Have a wonderful time!

  11. What fun tickets- we gave our son and his family a trip to Disney land for Christmas- (they will be there next week} wish I had found or made cute little tickets like you did for them =) Your creativity trumps again – Happy Day

  12. Oh, by the way, is there any possibility of doing that printable with Disney World? Just asking, cause I don’t think there’s any way I’ll get to Disneyland from Virginia!
    Hope you are having a wonderful time!
    Sheri O.

  13. CONGRATULATIONS!! What an awesome birthday surprise. Doesn’t it feel like you’re the coolest mom ever! We did the same thing (@DisneyWorld) for my girl and if we ever do it again I’ll be using those those tickets – they are really cool!
    And we loved having lunch with the Princesses, definitely the best option for seeing as many princesses at one time as possible.
    Have a wonderful time, you just can’t help it when you’re at Disney!
    Sheri O.

  14. YAY! I’m sure your kids will never want to travel with you again for “business”, eh? hee hee! Enjoy it all, Amy!

    Tammy ~@~

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