|08-16-2009, 03:46 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Fish Extenders 101...Can someone educate me?
I have seen numerous posts on this board about Fish Extenders. I have a friend on another board who made one for her Disney Cruise in May. I just don't fully understand what it is and how it works. Can someone help?
And what if I would LOVE to get involved for my cruise and I can't sew a button! How would I make one of those without a needle, thread or sewing machine?
Thanks for any help you can give me!
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|08-16-2009, 03:59 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Along the Nation Ford, SC
A Fish Extender Primer
So just what exactly is a “fish” and just why does it need “extending”? Well… The “fish” is a combination wall decoration/ornament and message clip that is attached to the wall outside every cabin on the Magic & Wonder. The CMs (that’s “Cast Members” for the newbies) use them to leave messages, official forms or invitations for the occupants of the cabin as needed. It’s kind of like a glorified fridge-magnet and it looks like this: (click on the image to enlarge)
A “Fish Extender” is any thing that you care to hang on the fish. Literally anything will qualify, but in general, they are usually some type pocket organizer similar to a shoe caddy or mail organizer. They can be as simple as a canvass bag or as complex as your imagination cares to stretch. Here are a couple from our last cruise: (click to enlarge)
We’re are not very good with a needle and thread, so we engineered ours out of a couple of small cotton bags, a Disney themed bandana and some chain from a light fixture and ended up with this variation on the idea: (click to enlarge)
So, what’s it for? Well… It’s become a kind of “Secret Santa” game played by the folks who roam the DIS Boards. The idea is that every DIS Member who is on the same cruise will go around the ship and leave a little “nick-nack” or “whats-it” in the pouches for the other members that are playing along. The generally agreed rules are that you give out gifts to each participant once per cruise, and that the gifts should be very inexpensive trinkets that either fit a cruise or holiday theme and/or show off a little taste of who you are or the place that you call home. Here’s a link to a continuing thread on the boards that discusses the subject at length:
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|08-16-2009, 04:52 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2003
You would go to the Cruise Meet section of the boards and locate the thread for your cruise. Go there and meet other dis-ers who will be sailing with you. See if they are planning FEs, and if there is interest in starting one if they are not.
It's fun to come back to your room and find goodies.....
|11-15-2013, 02:34 AM||#4|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Nov 2013
My cruise leaves out on Dec 7th on the fantasy (yes in just a few weeks) I just signed up to do fish exchange I see my name on the list but any idea if I am to late? I see the form for my cruise is closed ..... I just have no idea how many gifts to do or if I am to late to do this....???? Anyone help???
|11-15-2013, 02:39 AM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2011
|11-15-2013, 03:54 AM||#6|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
You're right - that forum is closed - that is usually what happens around 250 pages of posts. I tried to find a Part 2 for you, but I can't locate it.
You need 10 posts to be able to send or receive a PM (Private Message)
In this thread, just make 9 short posts - they can contain one word each; just put a character in the text (Like hi, help, I, am, trying, to, get, 9, posts)
Then go to the thread for your cruise, click on a name of someone who has posted recently (or often), and send them a PM - try philatiger - by clicking on the name to the left of the post. from there, it will give you the option to send a Private Message.
Ask them if they can get you to the right place for the Fish Extender and the 2nd thread of posts for your cruise.
Good Luck and Bon Voyage!
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|11-18-2013, 12:19 AM||#7|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Here's the link to Part 2 of your cruise's thread:
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