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Disneybridewifemama 08-05-2013 02:19 PM

VIP meet and greet
 
Ok, so what is the secret to getting an invite to the VIP meet and greet on the final day of the cruise? Does this for sure happen on every sailing/ship? We are on a 5 day western on the wonder in January and my DD (4) is obsessed with seeing the characters! I would LOVE to find out how to get her in on the special meet and greet, this is our first Disney cruise and we are over the moon excited to experience this through her eyes! Thanks in advance for any tips!

lbgraves 08-05-2013 04:02 PM

If there is something like that onboard, it wouldn't be a good idea to broadcast on a public forum how to get invited to it. The CMs involved then would be barraged with requests. This is one reason I haven't posted about all of our PD moments on the boards. When they happen they are special, but if guests start going on the cruise expecting it to happen it takes part of that experience away. I will say that 10 cruises and I haven't heard of anything special the last day that wasn't open to all guests. There are sometimes events that happen during the week on 7-night cruises, but those are for MAW families.

PoohJen 08-05-2013 04:13 PM

Perhaps you are referring to the Castaway Club member reception? This is once per cruise, where the crew are on hand to mingle with past cruisers (Gold and Platinum, I believe), and there is a guest appearance by a Disney character. It used to be open to all past DCL cruisers, but that general group now makes up most of the ship! :cool1:

Disneybridewifemama 08-05-2013 05:09 PM

I guess I'm not exactly sure what I'm referring to! (Oops!!) I'm sorry if I offended you, lbgraves. I have just read on a few threads that a couple people with children got invited to a VIP meet and greet before the final show on the last night, I was just looking for more info on that and if there's something we should look out for or do to get a chance to be a part of it. I'm not trying to say I'm going to big cm's over it. I'm just curious at tips on making this the most magical trip possible.

Disneybridewifemama 08-05-2013 05:11 PM

Also, I have no idea what PD or MAW stand for, lol. I'm new to these boards and Disney Cruise Line.

PrincessShmoo 08-05-2013 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Disneybridewifemama (Post 49191672)
Also, I have no idea what PD or MAW stand for, lol. I'm new to these boards and Disney Cruise Line.

PD = Pixie Dust pixiedust:

MAW = Make A Wish

sambycat 08-05-2013 05:58 PM

To the OP - I'm assuming this is a first cruise? Because I am sure you are going to find that there are plenty of character interactions even without any "extra" pixie dust! It's really quite different than the parks. You will have a great time!!!

nyc211 08-05-2013 06:03 PM

On our first concierge sailing 4 yrs ago we received invitations in our stateroom to meet a special somebody in one of the lounges. It was a 1on1 for my then 2yr old with Mickey. Awesome experience. The next sailing we were invited to a concierge reception (2 actually) with characters present. Fun fun.

EvaSue 08-05-2013 06:09 PM

These events are specifically for Make a Wish children, their families, and a few VIPs if there's room left over. It is a terrible idea to "try to get in". They will stop doing them all together. Unless you have a terminally ill child, just enjoy your cruise and all the magic you have to look forward to in the future! But it's best to stay off the subject on the boards.

nyc211 08-05-2013 06:13 PM

My son was now MAW and it does happen. I have to say, the hostility shown on this board toward the OP, a new poster, has been disconcerting to me. I'm finding this attitude more and more in this forum.

PrincessShmoo 08-05-2013 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by nyc211 (Post 49192319)
My son was now MAW and it does happen. I have to say, the hostility shown on this board toward the OP, a new poster, has been disconcerting to me. I'm finding this attitude more and more in this forum.

Sorry, I didn't notice any "hostility". Just several suggestions as to keeping PD options from open discussion as to how to "make them happen".

EvaSue 08-05-2013 06:18 PM

No hostility intended, just giving fair and honest advice to someone who asked! I used to be one of the hosts of this event, I would hate to see them disappear. They are not for everyone, and of course everyone would love to attend. But the facts are that no one should ever make an effort to get an invite. There's plenty of magic to go around during the course of the cruise!

Disneybridewifemama 08-05-2013 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by sambycat (Post 49192172)
To the OP - I'm assuming this is a first cruise? Because I am sure you are going to find that there are plenty of character interactions even without any "extra" pixie dust! It's really quite different than the parks. You will have a great time!!!

Yes this is definitely our first disney cruise! I had no idea these were events for sick kids, or I would have never brought it up. My bad, I was just trying to figure it all out!

kissimeekathy 08-05-2013 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by nyc211 (Post 49192319)
My son was now MAW and it does happen. I have to say, the hostility shown on this board toward the OP, a new poster, has been disconcerting to me. I'm finding this attitude more and more in this forum.

I agree 100%! I am honestly afraid of some of the responses I might get if I post something seen as stupid or uninformed. So I just don't ask and research or hope someone else posts about, after some of the responses I have seen. Clearly the OP didn't know it was for MAW children and that's why she asked the question. She asked a question about something she saw and wanted information about (the purpose of these boards!) and she was instead berated. Sad. I hope these responses don't scare her away and doesn't damper her excitement for her cruise!

Disneybridewifemama 08-05-2013 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by kissimeekathy (Post 49192536)

I agree 100%! I am honestly afraid of some of the responses I might get if I post something seen as stupid or uninformed. So I just don't ask and research or hope someone else posts about, after some of the responses I have seen. Clearly the OP didn't know it was for MAW children and that's why she asked the question. She asked a question about something she saw and wanted information about (the purpose of these boards!) and she was instead berated. Sad. I hope these responses don't scare her away and doesn't damper her excitement for her cruise!

Thank you so much, I most definitely did not mean to offend anyone or suggest that my daughter deserved the same treatment as make a wish children. I would never dream of putting a damper on something like that.


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