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encmerk
07-15-2005, 08:14 PM
We are going on our first DCl cruise in 20 days and I was wondering if you can still take a pillowcase to guest services to have signed? I thought my kids would really enjoy this as a momento when they got home from the cruise. Any imput would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks,
Courtney

AUDREY BELCHER
07-15-2005, 08:23 PM
yes they do we were on the June 25 cruise and I gave them the pillow cases on the first day and they returned it to our cabin on the last day of cruise in the evening.

needalatte
07-15-2005, 08:36 PM
We gave them photo mats and they signed those, too. But they signed a little too close to the edge. I'm afraid when I put them in the frames, some of the signatures will be covered. If you do photo mats, you might want to mask off a small border.

djs113
07-15-2005, 09:04 PM
a word of advice, wash the new pillow case once before you give it to be signed

the initial wash takes some chemicals out of the pillowcase and thus the autographs stay much better on a washed case

so wash the case once before you give it in to be autographed

also include a sharpie or laudry marker in a zip lock bag with the pillow case

- David

alanapapa
07-15-2005, 10:58 PM
Hi all from the Wonder,
We just came back from the Pirate Night Party and my DW & I realized that we had neglected to bring the cases to be signed. I went to Guest Services and asked if we could still get this done and the CM said sure, pick them up some time after 10:30 AM (I am posting this at Midnight, Ships time).

challada
07-15-2005, 11:14 PM
Yes, they do these and will ask you what characters you would like on it.

Hint: Include several colors of sharpies...we just bought a pack of varied colors at Target and threw it in the ziplock and the characters signed in all different colors...was great!

Our tablemates were crazy about getting signatures in their autograph book...practically accosting the characters at character breakfast when they came around....they were eating crow when we brought the kids pillowcases the last morning to breakfast to have our servers sign them as well!

Contrariwise
07-16-2005, 09:34 AM
Do the colored sharpies fade easily- or are they just as sharp as the black after repeated washes?

TiggerKing
07-16-2005, 11:30 AM
What else can you get signed besides the pillow cases? I am trying to think of something that would be neat for DW on our anniversary cruise. When we stayed at WDW in 2000, I had them put the signed picture in our room on the date we arrived, and that really blew her away. :goodvibes

surfer_ed
07-16-2005, 01:18 PM
I had not heard of this but it sounds great. Where do you drop off your Pillow cases? Guest Services?

THESCHULTZFIVE
07-16-2005, 01:28 PM
I, too, have never heard of this b4. We're doing our 1st cruise in October. Someone give me the details please?

TexasGirl
07-16-2005, 01:35 PM
Last year we dropped off a Stuffed Minnie Mouse wearing a cruise director outfit and all the characaters signed it for my daughter. Note: Only the Mickey Mouse type characters signed it...Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy and Donald Duck, Chip & Dale, and I think a couple more.

This year, I dropped off my daughter's princess pillowcase from home and all the princessess that were on the pillow signed it next to their picture..Belle, Cinderella, Aurora, Snow White. The other princesses on board didn't sign...I guess since their picture wasn't on it?

Also this year, we dropped of a 2005 5oth anniversary Mickey Mouse for my son and Mickey and Minnie signed it. It will be a nice keepsake since he was born in 2005.

From what I understand you have to be discrete. You drop it off towards the beginning of the cruise and the last night of the cruise you pick it up at guest services or sometimes they deliver it to your cabin.

We forgot sharpies but they signed in different colors anyway.

needalatte
07-16-2005, 01:37 PM
Someone give me the details please?
Take it to guest services on the first day or two of your cruise and your room steward will deliver it to your room on the last night. If it's a surprise, let them know so they can return in discreetly.

What else can you get signed besides the pillow cases? I am trying to think of something that would be neat for DW on our anniversary cruise.

Like I posted earlier, we bought 2 11x17" white photo mats and had them signed. We put the 6x8" Shutters pictures from Palo and formal night in them and framed them. They look really good! Just make sure you tell them which way you want them signed--landscape or portrait--and mask off about 1/4 inch around the edge so the frame doesn't cover the sigs. Have a nice romantic anniversary picture taken to put in there and voila! You can bring the frame along or buy a Disney frame in the gift shop, buy the picture(s) at Shutters and give it to DW at the end of the cruise.

You can also do T-shirts and probably anything else you can think of that can be written on. Tote bags, hats, maybe?

Jsme
07-16-2005, 02:12 PM
If I just take two plain white cases and leave them with no details wonder what would happen. This would be a great surprise for my two DK's when we return in September.

Ariel&Flounder'sMom
07-16-2005, 06:57 PM
We went in March 2005 on the Wonder. From reading this board, I got the idea to get a color photo of my girls from Halloween - Ariel and Flounder, of course (note the name) - and copy it on iron on transfer paper.

I brought two pillowcases with colored Sharpies to Guest Services on the first night. On the last night we picked them up - signed by the main 6: Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald, Daisy, Chip and Dale - AND ARIEL. The girls were thrilled.

If you give them something plain, I believe just the main 6 will usually sign them. I really think it depends on how busy the people are who are signing them.

challada
07-16-2005, 08:43 PM
I just embroidered the side of two new plain white pillowcases with each of my kids names, our dates on the cruise and a Mickey outline...dropped these off (together in a ziplock) at Guest services on day two. There is a form the GS girls fill out w/your name and room # and she asked what specific characters I wanted...I said, "all the Disney ones". They got delivered the last night (somewhat late actually) and the kids were delighted. We have at least 20 signatures on each and each character did the kids pillowcases in different colors and places (ie Pluto is red on son's in right hand corner, and gold on daughter's in center).

calmom
07-16-2005, 08:56 PM
We just got back from the July 9th West Coast cruise and put a white pillowcase and disney mickey shirt in a zip lock bag with various sharpie pens. I haven't counted the signatures, but it looks like all the characters signed them both. We left no instruction other than please have the characters sign it. It was waiting for us in our room when we returned for dinner yesterday. It was really nice not to have to worry about getting signatures all week.

LiserAnn
07-16-2005, 09:07 PM
Like I posted earlier, we bought 2 11x17" white photo mats and had them signed. We put the 6x8" Shutters pictures from Palo and formal night in them and framed them. They look really good! Just make sure you tell them which way you want them signed--landscape or portrait--and mask off about 1/4 inch around the edge so the frame doesn't cover the sigs.

Two questions: 1) Did you find a photo mat that actually had a 6x8 opening? All the ones I found were 8x10 or 5x7 openings. Did you get it at a photo framing store? 2) What type of tape did you use to mask off the edge...I'm concerned (with my luck) whatever I use will stick to the mat.

Thanks!
Lisa

atakaratemom
07-16-2005, 09:12 PM
Welcome home Calmom. Did you have a great time? What excursions did you do? We are going on the July 23 cruise and I would love to hear your report.

Mary :flower:

calmom
07-16-2005, 09:17 PM
Mary,
We had a fantastic time - I will write a full report under cruise reports in the next couple days. Regarding the tours - we took the Pirate tour in P.V. and really enjoyed it. They put on quite a show. The kids had a blast. Some people did seem to get some motion sickness, but we did fine. There are still jelly fish everywhere so we did not go snorkeling as planned on that excursion. The bathrooms on board were nice, and the dining area for the lunch was well ventilated (it was under deck, but lots of fans). We paid a day rate ($90) to go to Pueblo Bonito in Mazatlan and used their pool and beach. Great time, well worth the money. It is nice resort. My son did venture out to the water, very shallow, and got stung twice by jelly fish. Hopefully they will be gone by the time you get there. And then we did Cabo on our own. You will have a great time, and I will give more details in a report once I get unpacked! Lisa

atakaratemom
07-16-2005, 09:28 PM
Thanks for the info! I am so glad to hear you had a great time. That is too bad about the jelly fish. They seem to be a real nuisance. I am pretty much planning to keep my kids out of the ocean. We'll probably stick to the pools at the hotels and sand toys on the beach. I'll look forward to reading your full report on the Cruise Reports thread.

Mary :flower:

spellhex
07-16-2005, 09:33 PM
Colored sharpies do not fade after washing- but the brown one does run and ruin it. Luckily, this was on a shirt I had to make for a school project and my mom washed it afterwards. The only color that dissapeared was black, ironically. But I don't think I used a sharpie for black.

LiserAnn
07-16-2005, 09:38 PM
Regarding the tours - we took the Pirate tour in P.V. and really enjoyed it. They put on quite a show. The kids had a blast. Some people did seem to get some motion sickness, but we did fine. There are still jelly fish everywhere so we did not go snorkeling as planned on that excursion. The bathrooms on board were nice, and the dining area for the lunch was well ventilated (it was under deck, but lots of fans).

Welcome Home Lisa! Not to hijack the thread but we're doing the Pirate Sail and so many people have warned us NOT to do it because of the motion sickness. We're taking Bonine as a precaution because it sounds like SO much fun. The jellies do concern us though. I'm glad you guys enjoyed it!

Lisa

atakaratemom
07-16-2005, 09:46 PM
Do you think they would accept a poster for signatures? I was thinking about getting a Disney poster for each of my kids that could be signed and framed to hang in their rooms after the cruise?

Mary :flower:

fasttj2004
07-16-2005, 10:16 PM
I Was On A Cruise On The Magic Early Of 05 And When We Asked They Said That They Will Not Except Any More Things To Be Signed You Must Do To The Signings And Get Them Yourself

Different On Are 04 Cruise We Got 22 Autographs So They Might Have Brought It Back Im Not Shure But Good Luck

needalatte
07-16-2005, 10:38 PM
I really think it depends on how busy the people are who are signing them.

What do you mean "the people who are signing them"? It's Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, Stitch, Lilo, Alice, White Rabbit, Dopey, Mulan, Pinocchio, Geppetto, Mushu, Timon, Wendy Darling, Terk, Mr. Smee, The Genie, Chip and Dale, Donald Duck, even Captain Hook. They were all on board and they all took the time to sign my things. There were no "people" signing for them!! :rolleyes:

needalatte
07-16-2005, 10:46 PM
Two questions: 1) Did you find a photo mat that actually had a 6x8 opening? All the ones I found were 8x10 or 5x7 openings. Did you get it at a photo framing store? 2) What type of tape did you use to mask off the edge...I'm concerned (with my luck) whatever I use will stick to the mat.

Thanks!
Lisa

The opening must be 5x7--I didn't measure it, but the 6x8s fit fine anyway because I just centered the picture and taped it to the back of the mat. It only covered a bit around the edges--the edge of the table next to us, etc. I even got the little box at the bottom that says "Palo" to fit completely inside the mat, although the triangle that says "Lumiere's" on the other one doesn't show. I got them at Aaron Brothers, just off the rack. You could probably have one specially cut at a framing store, though, if you had time and wanted the opening to be 6x8. I never thought of that.

I didn't mask the edges, but I wish I had. A couple of the signatures are not covered by the frame, but just a little bit close to the edge of it. I would just use masking tape--I'd probably ask at an art supply store what they would recommend. I would think some kind of artist's masking tape would work. They look good, though.

Ariel&Flounder'sMom
07-17-2005, 12:15 PM
What do you mean "the people who are signing them"? It's Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, Stitch, Lilo, Alice, White Rabbit, Dopey, Mulan, Pinocchio, Geppetto, Mushu, Timon, Wendy Darling, Terk, Mr. Smee, The Genie, Chip and Dale, Donald Duck, even Captain Hook. They were all on board and they all took the time to sign my things. There were no "people" signing for them!! :rolleyes:


Of course - that's what I meant :banana: ... can't you just picture it. 20 characters sitting around a great big table signing pillowcases. Maybe they're singing songs - I can hear the Snow White song, "hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go..."

mecook
07-18-2005, 09:11 PM
I took an 8x10 mat with a 5x7 opening and a pkg. of green/blue/red/black Sharpies. I used double-sided scrapbooking adhesive to attach it to the piece of cardboard that came with it. On the cardboard, I wrote which characters DD wanted and that I did NOT want anyone to sign so that it would be turned upside down. I now have a very nice (vertical/portrait) mat with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto (and they threw in Lilo, Stitch, Chip and Dale). Mickey and Minnie got the "places of honor" (Mickey on top and Minnie on the bottom). He wrote the "your pal, Mickey Mouse" thing and she wrote "Love and kisses, Minnie Mouse xoxo".

I wrote my name and cabin # on the ziplock bag and delivered it to Guest Services the first night. They told me to come back after 10 p.m. on the last night. Hint: write yourself a sticky note for the mirror. If it hadn't been for that note, I would not have remembered to go back with the craziness of packing.

Melanie

disneyfamilyforever
07-21-2005, 11:23 PM
We leave tomorrow for our cruise that leaves on Saturday. I just did the pillowcase and a t-shirt today to get signed. We are so excited!!!! I have put them in the bag with colored sharpies but I have a question.
Do they put something in the pillowcase so that the sharpies do not run onto the back of the pillowcase? Or do I need to provide something?
Also what size sharpie did you use? The really thin writers or the most common size one?
Thanks for the help!!!!!!!!!!!

::MinnieMo ::MickeyMo

pewing
07-22-2005, 12:02 AM
This is great :lovestruc What would I do without these boards :scared1: (scary thought!)

I will have to get pillowcases for my DS's and DD...

Vanvmom
07-22-2005, 10:42 AM
I Was On A Cruise On The Magic Early Of 05 And When We Asked They Said That They Will Not Except Any More Things To Be Signed You Must Do To The Signings And Get Them Yourself

Different On Are 04 Cruise We Got 22 Autographs So They Might Have Brought It Back Im Not Shure But Good Luck


We went with Needalatte and also did photo mats. Everyone signed them no problems. There is a form that Guest Services fills out to put in a bag with your item. Not sure why they hassled you about it in early 2005. Someone must have been having a sour day.

woj68
07-22-2005, 11:34 AM
Take it to guest services on the first day or two of your cruise and your room steward will deliver it to your room on the last night. If it's a surprise, let them know so they can return in discreetly.



Like I posted earlier, we bought 2 11x17" white photo mats and had them signed. We put the 6x8" Shutters pictures from Palo and formal night in them and framed them. They look really good! Just make sure you tell them which way you want them signed--landscape or portrait--and mask off about 1/4 inch around the edge so the frame doesn't cover the sigs. Have a nice romantic anniversary picture taken to put in there and voila! You can bring the frame along or buy a Disney frame in the gift shop, buy the picture(s) at Shutters and give it to DW at the end of the cruise.

You can also do T-shirts and probably anything else you can think of that can be written on. Tote bags, hats, maybe?


Great idea. We'll be celebrating our 10th anny on our cruise. I think I'll try that. Thanks Betsy.

pewing
09-16-2005, 03:28 PM
Bump :rolleyes1

What's the latest on this? I was going to get a friend who has a monogramming business to do some special pillowcases for us.

Don't want to build up the excitement (or buy the cases ;) ) if they aren't doing this...

Anyone do it lately?

ladypoo
09-16-2005, 04:02 PM
We were on the Repo cruise 2 weeks ago and they were still signing things. We dropped off a pillowcase the 1st night and had the princess' sign them and then on the 31st of August, we dropped off a t-shirt and most of the characters signed them. We recieved them from the stateroom host on the last night.

Connor' Dad
09-16-2005, 04:12 PM
I neat alternative is to go to makit.com and order a plate making kit. For $5.95 you get 50 plate sheets adn two sets of markers which you can have made into 9" plates for $3.95. Our sons favorite plate has everyone sig on it and it will last longer than a pillowcase!

Connor' Dad
09-16-2005, 04:13 PM
Whoo Hoo! I just earned my ears! :cool1: :cool1:

mousebrat
09-16-2005, 10:29 PM
We were just on the 9/3 Magic and had a quilt signed. There were large panels with the characters on them. Each of the characters signed in their panel. On advice of others, we included a variety of laundry markers for the characters to use - they usually picked a color that coordinated with their outfit in the pictures.

We also had one of the maps of the Caribbean that you can buy in Treasure Ketch. We first went to the Captain signing and had Captain Thord draw our route on the map and sign it. We then dropped it off at Guest Services for Captain Mickey to sign.

disneyfamilyforever
09-16-2005, 11:56 PM
We were on the July 23rd Disney Magic cruise. In my carry-on board bag, I had two ziploc bags---one with a pillowcase and one with a t-shirt. I included in each bag about 10 different colored sharpies. As soon as we were on the boat I went straight to the guest services and turned in both bags. There was no problem at all! They were delivered to our room on the last night before dinner. It turned out amazing!
Before we left I made an iron-on transfer with a picture of the Disney cruise ship (scanned from a coloring book) and wrote Cruisin' with Characters. When we got it back it was signed by 29 characters. We are a hugh disney vacation family and this was by far the best thing I have ever brought home from a Disney trip!
On the t-shirt I ironed on something that said "I coach a bunch of characters" and a picture of about 6 characters. They had the same 29 sign that too. My kids gave that to their cheer coach when we returned.
So YES this is a MUST DO for a Disney cruise! When you get it back, you will wonder why you did not get more things signed!
:cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:
:earsgirl: :earsboy: :earsgirl: :earsgirl: :earsgirl:

DIS NURSE
09-17-2005, 10:09 AM
If I send along colored sharpie markers will they use them?
Thanks

MISSALLEN
09-17-2005, 12:26 PM
Does the Wonder allow you to have things signed also? I like the pillow case idea would like to do one for my niece.

disneyfamilyforever
09-17-2005, 01:46 PM
For the sharpies, I had 10 different colors in each bag that matched the iron-on that I had on the pillow and t-shirt. They used every color in the bag! The colors were mixed up all over the items with the same color not together at all. I could not have done better myself. I also got all 10 sharpies back in the bag.

:earsgirl: :earsgirl: :earsgirl: :earsgirl: :earsboy:
:cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

goofymama
09-17-2005, 02:03 PM
Do you really think that the actual characters sign the pillowcases???? Don't you think that the guest services folks just sign the various character names???

disneyfamilyforever
09-17-2005, 03:03 PM
I really do not know who signs them actually. The signatures on my pillowcase are SO DIFFERENT from each other, that if the same person did it I would be surprised. I compared these signatures to the ones we have gotten before in an autograph book at Disneyworld. I am beginning to think each character has a "specific" way they are suppose to sign. I looked at the "terk" signatures on both and they are written identical-all lower case letters and you know they were not signed by the same person. "Dopey" is written with the exact same letters backwards. "Queen of Hearts" the Q is in the shape of a heart. I have never noticed that before, but it is cool that Disney would think to do that. So I guess what I am saying is that my pillowcase looks very much like the characters signatures I got in the parks and it does not look like the same person did all of them. If it was done by one person, then they are good at what they do!
:earsgirl: :earsgirl: :earsgirl: :earsgirl: :earsboy:
:cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

GhostlyHitchhiker
09-17-2005, 05:13 PM
Do you really think that the actual characters sign the pillowcases???? Don't you think that the guest services folks just sign the various character names???

I was lucky enough to go to the Princess Breakfast at WDW a few years ago (I'm sure some of you know what I mean by "lucky enough") and we ended up chatting with Belle for a rather long time. (She is my oldest's favorite Princess.)

Among the things we talked about, she told us that in order to be one of the characters you actually have to go to class and learn how to sign the character's name. Certainly you might notice a slight difference from Mickey today and Mickey tomorrow, but they learn to sign the name in the same way so they can be as consistent as possible. They get extra points for adding emellishments (like Pluto sometimes draws a dog bone next to his name, Belle drew a rose, etc). She was also careful not to tell us these things when my daughter was listening in. ;-)

If they actually go through the trouble of training to learn to sign the name, then my guess would be that it's not just someone at Guest Services signing the characters names, but a real character doing it. :)

gracia98
09-17-2005, 05:18 PM
If you give them the markers, will they give them back with the pillow cases?

Do the Perm. Markers last after you wash the pillow cases?

This is a great idea!

Stefanie

drclaws
09-17-2005, 10:02 PM
Just back from the 9/10 Western (great weather and calm seas all week, BTW) and here's what we experienced:

Took two pillowcases in a plastic bag with our name and cabin info inside to the Guest Services Desk on on the way to dinner on Saturday night. Asked if they still did autographs and received a "yes, of course" response. They were delivered to our cabin during Friday night's dinner. I assume our cabin steward (Hi Calvin!) placed them inside.

We didn't include Sharpies and all the signatures are in black. The CM put "all the Main Characters" in the description request form that she filled out an dplace in the plastic bag. With that description you get the MIckey/Minnie/Pluto/Donald etc, plus Captian Hook and Smee. You do not get the full complement of Princesses, so if that's important, be sure to specify when dropping your items off.

4Smilee
09-18-2005, 10:51 AM
Also just back from the Magic 9/10 Western, and I had dropped off 4 pillowcases embroidered with the names of each of the kids in our group, plus about 10 different colored fabric markers. At guest services, there is a form they fill out with your info and what characters you want to sign. I was specific about Lilo and Stitch (my DD's favorites) and "as many others as possible". I'm guessing about 20 or so signed. And yes, they returned my markers. My cabin host brought them to our cabin on Friday evening around 6 or 7 PM.

They look great. My DD wasn't too interested in standing in line to see the characters (and DS is only 8 months), so this was a great way to get a really nice momento.

I've never posted a photo here --- but if I can figure it out, I'll post one later.

Kristin

4ltlTinks
09-18-2005, 08:08 PM
Last Oct. we bought red shirts (instead of pillowcases) for our girls and had the characters sign them with a black sharpie. They look great and the girls love wearing them!

4Smilee
09-18-2005, 08:25 PM
Here is the pillowcase Riley got signed on the Magic Sept 10-17, 2005. She LOVES it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/4smilee/Rileyspillowcase-lo.jpg

Kristin

cats04
10-14-2005, 11:00 AM
We were on the Sept. 24th Magic. Dropped off 2 pillowcases, fabric pens, a note from our daughters (5 & 7), and some candy (as a thank you). The cast member didn't seem happy about doing this at all!!!! He asked how I found out about this. I told him about this board. He stated that people were taking advantage of this service. He stated someone dropped off 14 items the previous cruise. We said we would take any/and as many signatures as possible. Also mentioned one daughter loved Ariel, and the other Cinderella, which was also mentioned in the note. We recieved our pillowcases back with about 5-6 autographs. No princesses. The pillowcases look pretty empty. So sad!!! I guess it depends on who you ask and their mood.

mott
10-14-2005, 11:04 AM
Anyone know how well the sharpies do after many washings? Does the ink fade?

gracia98
10-14-2005, 11:16 AM
I was on the Wonder at the beginning of the month and I dropped off 2 pillowcases in a zip lock bag - one for my daughter and one for my son. I asked for princesses for my DD AND main characters and for DS only main characters. I also included fabric markers. They told me to come back to Guest Services on Wed night after 10 pm. What I got was 2 identical pillow cases. In pink they signed all the princess names that were on board (Cinderella, Snow White, Mulan, Belle, and Aurora) and on the other side in blue, were all the other characters on board (Peter Pan, Pluto, Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Lilo, Stitch, Minnie, Mickey, Chip and Dale). Capt. Cook did not sign and maybe a few others but I think we got a nice amount. DS does not want his in his bed, but DS does, so I have the pink side up for her.

I was happy with the outcome.

Stefanie

Marypoppinsiam
10-14-2005, 11:43 AM
Thanks for all the great ideas. I plan on taking photomats and a pillowcase with DS name on it. I bought the retractable sharpies for the photomat and the Crayola Fabric markers for the pillowcase.

Do you think I could use painters tape to mask off the 1/4 margin without ripping the photomat? :confused3

pwade
10-14-2005, 11:50 AM
I was on that cruise as well. I dropped my zip lock bag off with 10 multi color pens, they all came back in Black, and only a few signatures. I also included a tip and it was still in the bag. i guess they were in a bad mood during that cruise. However, I do appreciate what they did give.

Pat

snuggles4u
10-14-2005, 11:53 AM
On my Magic cruise, I saw a supervisor bringing all the finished autographed items to guest services in a big, tupperware storage case! Wow! These are all in additon to the books, etc. that the characters sign at their scheduled appearances!
I've read from some people on these boards that they include phone cards, gift cards, or candy in their Ziploc bags. What a fantastic idea! I think I'll do that next time--reward those CMs who probably have carpel tunnel by now from autographing hundreds of pilllowcases! :idea:

kaymak
10-14-2005, 12:31 PM
Would it be possible to have pillowcases signed at the character meet and greets?

Oh Son of Ours
10-14-2005, 01:40 PM
We were on the 9/25 Wonder. We dropped off a pillowcase in a marked ziplock with 2 sharpies on the first night and asked if they still did the signings, and were told yes. So, we didn't have anything in on room on the last night so DH call and asked if it was done and was told yes. When he came back with it he said it didn't even look like they took it out of the bag. They didn't touch it. So, we came back with the sme blank pillowcase we took. I was a little upset, since being told the first night they would do it.

cats04
10-14-2005, 01:54 PM
It must have had something to do with when we cruised. Maybe the Magic cast members were busy getting ready for dry dock. Have to admit, I'm envious of 4Smilee!!! Our cast member was clearly annoyed with our request so I am happy to have the few autographs we recieved.

mmouse37
10-14-2005, 02:06 PM
On the August repo cruise I had prepared a zip lock bag with about 10 sharpies and a note asking for princess sigs on two pillowcases (for my princesses below) and the fab 5 on the other (I admit, for me). My son wanted no part of pillowcases...LOL!!! I dropped them off at Guest Service the first night and they were returned to our cabin on the last night and they were just as I had asked. I had enclosed a thank you note and some candy as well.

I had posted on other threads on this subject that it was a hit or miss kind of thing....it is not an "official" event so I do think a lot of it has to do with who is manning the Guest Service desk and how busy the CM's are. It is a shame that someone took advantage of this service by dropping off 14 items...that is just rude.

As I said before, they may stop doing this completely as they have done already if it gets too overwhelming for them to keep up. I feel sorry for the poster who was told they do still do it, yet it was not done...that is sad.

MJ

asreitzel
10-14-2005, 03:00 PM
I had 3 items I wanted to have signed and was afraid I was taking advantage...so, I dropped my photo mat frame at Guest Services (they were really cool about it) and I had my 2 T-shirts signed at the Princess Meet & Greet (I had bought Ts at the Disney Store featuring pictures of Belle, Cinderella and Aurora, so I only needed those 3). Really you can see the same characters over and over so it wouldn't be hard to get your autograph book signed and other items as well. If you do bring a soft item (shirt, pillow case, etc) be sure to bring something hard to put under it for them to write on.

2disneycruzrs
10-14-2005, 06:00 PM
We're going in December so I hope they will do it. We're going to have it made for "Baby Sheldon" and have it framed so we can do the room in a Disney theme. I would be nervous about the photo mats getting bent so we'll stick with a pillowcase.

The picture that was posted is so cute! But I'm a little concerned I'm getting "out of touch" as I didn't recognize several characters!