Disney is Educational – Disney School Excuse Letter

Heading to Disney soon and hoping to not end up with tons of missed days?  Why not try this Disney school excuse letter and give it to your child’s teacher?  I have compiled all the various ways in which your child will be learning while on their edu-vacation!  I even have a printable version you can copy here and edit online.  What do you think?  Will you use this letter for your next trip?

Disney school excuse letter


Our family has decided to take an informative and educational trip to Walt Disney World this year from [exact dates]. We would like you to consider excusing {name} absence on the basis that we will be on a learning adventure!

While we are on our edu-vacation we will learn about nature and conservation. Did you know that Animal Kingdom, the largest of the four Theme Parks, allows you to take a realistic African Safari? We will see giraffes, lions, ostriches, white rhinos, elephants and more. Much like a classroom trip to a zoo, we have the chance to see over 1,700 animals.   After our safari we can experience and learn how Epcot grows it’s own amazing produce. Living with the Land is a boat ride that floats through several greenhouses and teaches you about several growing options, like ‘vertical growing’.  We will see first hand how Disney is invested in conservation and reforestation. The Seas with Nemo and Friends allows kids to learn about marine biology through various displays along with periodic live demonstrations and feedings.

Along with our nature lessons we will also learn about many amazing cultures! We will stroll through Paris and wonder at the architecture; we will sample cuisine from Japan and China; we will speak with actual native cast members and learn about their culture. Through the World Showcase in Epcot we can experience the cultures and dress of many countries in one place!

Another aspect of our edu-vacation is our exploration of American history while in the Magic Kingdom. The Hall of Presidents and the American Adventure Show give us the option to enjoy recreations and events in American history. We will get to ‘meet’ Benjamin Franklin, Mark Twain, Frederick Douglas, Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, Alexander Graham Bell, John F. Kennedy, Teddy Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr. We will be witnesses to some of the most important events in American history from the writing of the declaration of Independence to World War II.

Science will also play a huge roll in our trip. Epcot is filled with wonderous science lessons. Mission Space offers the opportunity to travel to Mars by rocket! Universe of Energy teaches about energy, conservation and fossil fuels. Innoventions East and Innoventions West is filled with scientific exploration opportunities.   The Sum of All Thrills allows guests to create rides like a bob sled, roller coaster or jet airplane using actual physics limitations such as gravity and g-force. And best of all, after they design their own ride they get to experience it! What an amazing opportunity! Kids can also interact with displays that focus on fire safety, recycling, saving money, weather and the environment in Innoventions.

Finally, we will work on Cartography as we read maps while in the parks to further our studies.

I think you will find that this edu-vacation is an excellent way for us to take a vacation while still furthering our educational goals. Our time there will be fun AND educational! Of course any homework we will complete while there and have returned when we get back.

Thank you so much for your time. Please let me know if you have any questions!!

Patti Persia is a travel planner for Destinations to Explore and specializes in Disney vacations. It costs nothing extra to use a travel planner and you get lots of great perks.  Free autograph books, coloring sheets, hidden Mickey hunts and more!

To book your next magical vacation contact Patti at 302-745-1790 or PlanMagic@hotmail.com

Have a magical day!

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Hi! My name is Patti and I am a blogger, travel planner, real estate appraiser and mom. I love all that I do! If you are planning a trip soon I hope you will let me help you.
I specialize in Disney vacations and can be reached at 302-5Mouse6 or PlanMagic@hotmail.com


  1. That’s actually a pretty cool idea. I have taken my kids out of school the past three years to go to Disney, but this year we went in August, so they didn’t miss any school at all.

  2. Well crafted! I was able to get an approved field trip absence the last time we went to Disney World for many of the reasons you listed. It truly is amazing how much there is to learn in each Disney theme park!
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  3. Gina D. says:

    We’ve taken our kids out of school for the past four years (this november being the fifth!) I totally agree with all above and always get our tirp excused. We take time out of our tip to visit those educational spots and really benifit from ALL disney has to offer, not just rides and characters. while we worry they are missing stuff at school (especially now that they are older) we never feel they aren’t learing. furthermore, I feel it’s important to get the visits excused for the school. Alot of states fund based on attendence and if they can excuse your trip, they still get funding for your student!

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