Adventure is Out There! Disney Vacation Countdown

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Disney Vacation Countdown

Having a Disney trip planned always gives us something to look forward to. You start by counting down the months, weeks and than when it comes down to that last 60 days its like you can hear the sounds of main street come alive as you walk in, you can smell the confectionery and you can taste that first spoon full of Dole Whip!  For our house and family with a toddler who does not grasp time quiet yet having a Disney vacation countdown was a must for our most recent trip!

I created this Up inspired Mickey balloon countdown.  Not only did this add some Disney decor to our hallway it created a daily reminder of the fun we were looking forward to have as we removed a balloon nightly before bed.  This was a quick project and I had everything to complete it  already at home.

This was such a hit in our house that I have created a few Disney vacation countdowns for other families and given them as gifts.  With a time commitment around 40 minutes from start to finish you can create them on the fly as needed.  Have a family/child that is into a specific character – you can choose paper colors or prints that are specific to them, to make it more personalized.


Paper cutter – I have a Cricut Explore
Card stock  (5 12in x 12in sheets)- or this can be scraps from previous projects
Tape for hanging
Bakers twine or string for creating the balloon strings ( I get mine from the dollar section at Target- SCORE!)

Mickey balloon
Mickey balloon cut file



  1. Right click on image above and save to you computer
  2. Upload to your paper cutting design suite
  3. Adjust the size of the balloons to 3.5 inches wide
  4.  Cut 60 balloons
  5.  Cut twine in about 6 inches sections
  6. Using wall safe tape hang the balloons
  7. ENJOY!

Share in the comments below how you and your family countdown the days to your next Disney Vacation! And let us know if you make your own Disney vacation countdown!

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