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WATCH: Natchez boy surprised with trip to Universal Studios

It wasn't until the family was in their hotel room in Orlando, Florida, that Sam actually found out that he wasn't in New Orleans. Source: Facebook It wasn't until the family was in their hotel room in Orlando, Florida, that Sam actually found out that he wasn't in New Orleans. Source: Facebook
On Monday, he will be surprised with a trip to Legoland and on Wednesday the family is going to Seaworld with a behind the scenes pass and family dinner with Shamu. Source: April Sturgeon On Monday, he will be surprised with a trip to Legoland and on Wednesday the family is going to Seaworld with a behind the scenes pass and family dinner with Shamu. Source: April Sturgeon

8-year-old Sam Sturgeon, of Natchez, had no idea what he was getting into when he got in the car with his parents to go on a trip to New Orleans.

Sam thought he was going to the Big Easy for a butterfly convention, but 13 hours later when they finally reached their destination he found out he was actually on a much cooler trip.

"He did not complain or even ask "ARE WE THERE YET" the entire trip," says his mother, April Sturgeon.

It wasn't until the family was in their hotel room in Orlando, Florida, that Sam actually found out that he wasn't in New Orleans. 

The video starts out with Sam's mom showing him a commercial for Universal Studios and the family agreeing that they would love to go on a trip like that. 

"Gotta go to Orlando, Florida to do that," his mom tells him. "It would be probably about a 13 hour trip."

She asks Sam how long he thinks they drove today. 

"Um, 12 to 13 hours," he tells her.

That's when his mom pulls up the map on her iPhone to show him just how far it would take to get to Universal Studios from where they were right at that exact moment - just 25 minutes.

"Hey Sam. There are no butterflies," his dad tells him. "There's no New Orleans. Guess where we are."

"Universal Studios...?" says Sam - and his face is priceless. And this is probably just the reaction his parents had in mind when they started planning the surprise trip almost a year ago.

Sam and his family spent 3 days at Universal Studios - a place he's always wanted to go to.

And that's not all. His mom tells us he's in for two more surprises. 

On Monday, he will be surprised with a trip to Legoland and on Wednesday the family is going to Seaworld with a behind the scenes pass and family dinner with Shamu. 

"[He] is genuinely sincere and he is so very appreciative!! I know this because he has told us both almost every other breath since he has found out," Sam's mom says.

Talk about some great planning! Props to these parents for planning a great surprise.

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