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Happy_N_Doc 12-28-2012 04:06 PM

April 7 2013 Dream Cruise
 
Anyone interested in Fish Extenders?
If so, just post or send a pm, we'll start organizing, unless someone wants to take over.

Regards,

Tom & Barb

rhax07 12-29-2012 09:24 AM

New to the DCL family...can you explain FE?

IrishCowboy 12-31-2012 09:51 AM

I have added your thread to the cruise meet list :goodvibes

Have a great cruise!

Klee3067 01-03-2013 01:20 PM

Hi fellow cruisers!

I am really looking forward to this vacation! My daughter is turning 5 on departure day, so I am trying to find every possible option to help make this cruise an extra special time for her. With that being said, I would very much be interested in participating in the fish extender exchange. (as long as it doesn't end up being a huge group--I've heard of as many as 40-60 cabins before--and that just sounds like too much work and not enough time to enjoy the cruise)

I look forward to you getting this group going and getting to know everyone!

Thanks,
Katie

Happy_N_Doc 01-05-2013 01:02 PM

Keep FE group manageable
 
We're hoping to keep the group to under 20 cabins. More than that it isn't as much fun and becomes more of a chore. our 2 grandchildren are going on the cruise and the FE are mainly for them. They are 4 and 6.
We will need your cabin #, names and ages of children, and names of adults. I think that's all we will need. If anything else comes up, we'll send a PM.
Thanks, Barb:cheer2:

Klee3067 01-07-2013 01:54 PM

Thank you so much for getting this group together Tom and Barb!

Our Cabin # is: 8643
Adults: Tommy and Katie Lee
Daughter: Cooper, and she will be celebrating her 5th Birthday while onboard!

Happy_N_Doc 01-10-2013 11:06 AM

FE Group
 
As soon as we get more people signed up for FE, I will send out the list. I will send the list to your PM and I will also post the list on this forum. Looking forward to a great trip. BTW where in Georgia do you live?:cool1:

yjjohnston 01-21-2013 12:48 PM

Disney Dream - April 7th, 2013
 
We will be joining ya'll on the 4-night Disney Dream cruise, leaving on April 7, 2013. This is our 2nd Disney cruise! We took our 1st one during Spring Break 2012, and we will be on Spring Break 2013 during this one.

We went on the Disney Magic last April for a 7-night Caribbean cruise. It was a blast! My husband said he'll never do another "non Disney" cruise.

We will be in cabin #5168.

We will be celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary on April 8th. What an awesome place to be during an anniversary!

We DO want to take part in the FE program. We didn't last time, but now understand the basics.

WHERE can I order a FE? I would rather pay for someone professional to make it, than try to make it on my own?

Thanks,
Yvette Johnston
Jimmy (hubby)
Aubrey (7-yr old daughter)

yjjohnston 01-22-2013 03:13 PM

Our FE has been ordered
 
I finally ordered our FE from someone on Etsy (PixieDustedStitches) - aka Diana Banks Solomon.

By the way, there is a group on facebook called "FISH EXTENDER DISNEY CRUISE LINE". It just talks about FE's and ideas on how to make them/buy them. Also ideas on what to give.

Can't wait until our cruise in April!

Yvette Johnston

yjjohnston 01-22-2013 03:27 PM

FE = a gift exchange program
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rhax07 (Post 47018910)
New to the DCL family...can you explain FE?

FE = fish extender

Outside each cabin is a hook. People get together online, ahead of time, and find out who/what ages/cabin # and agree to exchange goodies in their FE.

You can make, or in my case buy, a FE ahead of time to hang on the hook. This is where the goodies are given (think of stockings).

Do a google search on "fish extender". This will give you ideas on what they look like. It can be simple, or fancy.

Some people go all out and make their own goodies to give. Others buy goodies @ the Dollar Tree to give away. It is up to you. It is a fun way to chat about the cruise ahead of time, and get excited.

This will be our 2nd Disney Cruise, but our 1st time to participate in the FE program.

bfc2406 01-24-2013 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Klee3067
Hi fellow cruisers!

I am really looking forward to this vacation! My daughter is turning 5 on departure day, so I am trying to find every possible option to help make this cruise an extra special time for her. With that being said, I would very much be interested in participating in the fish extender exchange. (as long as it doesn't end up being a huge group--I've heard of as many as 40-60 cabins before--and that just sounds like too much work and not enough time to enjoy the cruise)

I look forward to you getting this group going and getting to know everyone!

Thanks,
Katie

Our daughter turns 7 on the cruise. What exciting things do you have planned for your daughters big day? Any recommendations?

yjjohnston 01-24-2013 08:51 PM

Celebrations on the cruise
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bfc2406 (Post 47296089)
Our daughter turns 7 on the cruise. What exciting things do you have planned for your daughters big day? Any recommendations?

Make sure you tell DCL ahead of time about your daughter's birthday. We will be celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary on 4/8. You can also (for an additional cost of course) have them decorate your cabin before you get there.

Yvette Johnston
Atlanta, GA

pixiedust:pixiedust:pixiedust:

yjjohnston 01-24-2013 11:42 PM

Bfc2406
 
Will ya'll be participating in the FE exchange? If so, what date is your daughter turning 7? Also what is her name?

I am planning on bringing a small suprise for Cooper (who turns 5 during the cruise).

Klee3067 01-25-2013 09:06 AM

Names and Ages?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Happy_N_Doc (Post 47090375)
We're hoping to keep the group to under 20 cabins. More than that it isn't as much fun and becomes more of a chore. our 2 grandchildren are going on the cruise and the FE are mainly for them. They are 4 and 6.
We will need your cabin #, names and ages of children, and names of adults. I think that's all we will need. If anything else comes up, we'll send a PM.
Thanks, Barb:cheer2:

Barb,
Can you go ahead and give us the names of your 2 grandchildren? I realize that we currently don't have much participation in the FE exchange, but I am worried that we might add a bunch of cabins at the last minute. I want to go ahead and get a jump start on my FE gifts for the couple of cabins that we do have signed up.

Thanks!:wave2:

Klee3067 01-25-2013 09:29 AM

Birthday Fun!
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by bfc2406 (Post 47296089)
Our daughter turns 7 on the cruise. What exciting things do you have planned for your daughters big day? Any recommendations?

How exciting, another birthday celebration! I have looked and looked for special ideas to help my daughter celebrate her 5th birthday while onboard.
One of the main things that we will be doing is the Fish Extender Exchange. My daughter LOVES getting mail--she runs to the mailbox every afternoon, so I thought that she would get a BIG thrill out of coming back to the cabin each day to find a small surprise waiting.

Have you thought about participating in the exchange? It is a great way to get to know other cruisers. They would know about your daughters birthday ahead of time, and many would drop off birthday cards (or small surprises) for her. As Yvette mentioned, she is celebrating her 24th (wow!) wedding anniversary on the 8th. We crusiers remember these things, and LOVE helping you celebrate!

Other things that I have planned:
I am making a special birthday outfit for her to wear.
When we are getting autographs, I am planning to sneak a birthday card to have them sign and then put it in our fish extender for her to find. She will think that it is the greatest thing that the characters sent her a birthday card!
I am going to get a signature mat and a pillowcase and take them to guest services at the beginning of the cruise. They will get all of the characters to sign them for us, so I don't have to worry about lugging them around all over the ship. I thought that these would be great birthday keepsakes.

I'll let you know if I come up with anymore ideas, and I would love for you to do the same! And, I really hope to read that you will be joining our FE group soon!

Getting Excited,
Katie
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