What could be more exciting than opening presents on Christmas morning? How about this: getting a call from Mickey Mouse announcing the gift of a 2009 Walt Disney World vacation?

Between Nov. 28 and Dec. 23, guests who book their 2009 vacations to Walt Disney World Resort can sign up to receive a call from Mickey Mouse on Christmas Day, surprising their family with the vacation news.

And the time has never been better to visit the Vacation Kingdom in Florida. It’s party time at Disney parks during 2009. As part of a special park-wide celebration, everyone who visits a Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort theme park in 2009 gets in free on their birthday. Disney Parks has embraced a new travel trend called “celebration vacations.” Wondrous new entertainment and special services such as character greetings can be booked to help guests transform personal milestones such as birthdays and anniversaries into magical Disney experiences.

Vacation rates including theme park tickets start as low as $61 per person per day based on a 7-day, 6-night stay for a family of four in one standard room at a select Disney Value Resort. To book a vacation and schedule a surprise call from Mickey, guests may visit disneyworld.com/gift or call 407/W-DISNEY or your local travel agent between Nov. 28 and Dec. 23.