Making your Disneyland Road Trip Surprise Bags is very easy and tons of fun to put together. We have made a shopping list with links to make everything easy to find. You will need:
Mickey Tags: (printable)
If you are traveling from the Salt Lake City area to Anaheim, you can print the off Mickey Tags from our site that are already loaded with clues. (Mickey Tags Set #1 / Mickey Tags Set #2) Or if you are heading on a road trip from a different location or want to make your own personalized clues, then you can print off the Blank Mickey Tags and write your clues in the open spaces with a Sharpie. There are so many fun things to look for as you drive. Use landmarks, mile markers, cities or common items that are found along the road! Kids love the adventure and excitement of it all.
Then, cut out the clues and tape them onto the red party bags.
Once all of the bags have a clue on the front, fill them with goodies! There are so many different fun things you can put in the bags to keep your family whole entertained. Some ideas we had were: snacks, drinks, music CDs, Mad Lib story books, sticker books, joke books, coloring supplies, a DVD and so much more.
I like to use the public library to get supplies. You can check out really cute picture books with an audio CD included. The kids listen to the story and follow along with the book. It is a great alternative to movies. But you can also check out so many fun DVDs for free there too. Many of the Disney Classics are available to borrow. It is also convenient to rent DVDs from Redbox because you can check them out in your hometown and return them to any Redbox location in the country. If the item you want to put in the bag is too bit to fit, just bring it in a separate tote. Place a note into the Mickey bag that tells the kids what the item is and then pull it out of your bigger tote. I had a few items that were done this way and it worked great!
When all the bags are filled, fold over the tops and secure them with tape. You don't want any little eyes peaking at the surprise before it is time.