“How many more days?” Making a Disney Vacation Countdown

dry erase disney vacation countdown

The moment you tell your kids you are going on a Disney vacation, you are bound to hear the relentless question, “How many more days?”

Rather than be bombarded with the question, make a countdown and engage your kids with the planning, excitement and yes, a little math.  The trip before last, we made this Disney vacation countdown.  But since our house is on the market, I didn’t want strangers to know when we would be out of town nor did I want to remove lots of random numbers from the window or wall each time we had a house showing.

The new countdown?  An old picture frame touched up with a couple coats of spray paint, some scrapbook paper and a dry erase marker.

As Goofy would say, “Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.”

make a disney countdown

The craft stores sell a great assortment of Disney paper.  This little beauty has been in my drawer for years and I was thrilled to finally use it.  With my Silhouette Cameo, I cut the lettering and Mickey head.  If you don’t have a cutting machine, check out the alphabet stickers when you are at the store.  You may even find something ‘more’ Disney.

We started counting down a month before our trip.  The kids loved erasing and writing the new number.  And I loved the peaceful excitement as we looked forward to our time at Disney World.

disney vacation countdown


Do you make a countdown to your vacations?

You may want to also check out why There is No Crying at Disney World.


  1. What a great idea! We just got back from Disney World. We met our son and his family down there. We (the grandparents) had not been to Disney in over twenty years so we were probably more excited than they were. I will have to remember this idea for lots of things like “how many days before company is coming?” so I will remember to clean up the house!

    • Hi Miss Kitty! I love Disney World – it is my favorite place on earth. How fun that you got to go with your grandchildren. And ha!-Yes this countdown could be motivation for lots of things. Clean the house and put it away for company. 😉