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Old 08-20-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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5/04/2013 - 6 Night Western Cruise, Galveston, TX - Fish Extender

THIS FE LIST IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

Welcome to the the Fish Extender Exchange Group for the May 4, 2013 Disney Magic Cruise!

If you'd like to join, please post the following information and be sure to subscribe to this thread to receive updates:

-- DISboard username
-- Cabin # (if you know it already)
-- Family Last Name (helps with personalizing family gifts)
-- First names of those participating, ages of kids in cabin and whether boys (B) or girls (G)
-- Favorite Disney character for each of the people in your cabin, if any (this helps if people make gifts specific to the people in the room)
-- Any special cruise celebrations
-- Any food allergies, etc

If you are uncomfortable posting any of the personal information, you can simply say "Adult, Male" or "Girl, 8" for example. As families join, I'll keep a master list of our group on entry #2 below. That way, you can go back to that entry at anytime to see who all is in our group. The week after our cut-off has passed, I can make a spreadsheet of all the info., organized by deck for convenience, and either post it to Google Docs or you can PM with your e-mail so I can send it to you.

For those who are new to this fun cruise experience, the Fish Extender itself is a pocket panel you hang from the fish shaped hook outside your stateroom. These can be homemade or you can purchase them on sites like Etsy, you can also find some pictures on Google or DIS forums. Families that join the FE group hang the Fish Extender outside their cabin and then exchange little gifts with others participating in the group by putting little gifts in each others extenders.

Here is a thread with some basic info about it:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1219607

It's a ton of fun, not just for kids, and you can either give one gift to each cabin, or a gift to each person in the cabin. You can give gifts a few times throughout the cruise or just once. No real set rules, just exchange and have fun! Gifts can be homemade or storebought. That's part of the fun . . . the variety of gifts that everyone brings!

Also, you might bring a couple of zip ties to help attach your FE. Some people have commented, unfortunately, that theirs have walked away. BUT thats a lot less likely if its attached with a zip tie (just dont forget scissors or clippers to cut the zip tie when you're going home!) :rotfl2

All gifts should be delivered between the cruise leaving port on Saturday, May 4th and early evening on Thursday, May 9th. That will give people time to still be able to pack their bags on Thursday (they usually have to be outside cabin doors by 10:30 that evening) before we leave the ship on Friday morning.

Our group will close Monday, March 11th (2 months prior to sail date). This allows people plenty of time to order, make, assemble, personalize, etc their gifts. Thank you!!

THIS FE LIST WILL CLOSE FRIDAY, MARCH 15th.

I'm just getting us started and organized, so if anyone has any other ideas or suggestions, please post!! Can't wait to see everyone!

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The following have signed up for FE as of Friday, March 15th:

rewhitingjr (2 adults . 0 kids )
Rtcounts (2.2)
exmli03 (2.2)
Ellasmommy (2.0)
nikolai (2.1½)
Yorkshireterror (2.2)
Anett1 (3.1)
bailey bunch (2.2)
bojybear (1.2)
carmie3377 (2.0)

The following have expressed interest in joining our FE as of Friday, March 22nd:

EPCOTatNight (2.1)
exmli03 (2.2)
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Follow this link to update / validate your information in the FE spreadsheet. Also, I will prepare a shareable google list that you will be able to print out before we embark sorted by deck / cabin numbers.

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Old 08-26-2012, 10:05 PM   #2
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I have added your thread to the cruise meet list

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:56 AM   #3
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How many generally participate? Is there any rules or guidelines? we've sailed with Disney before but didn't know about FE.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:21 AM   #4
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I have not booked yet, but I am planning for this cruise, and will DEFINITELY participate in the FE fun!

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Old 11-04-2012, 04:28 PM   #5
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I created a FB page for us to communicate on as well, 'cause I know I sure check there alot!

https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnm...5837196791995/
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:35 PM   #6
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I figure I better make it official!

-- syrumani
-- Cabin # 2128
-- Family Last Name - Alvarez
-- Nichole, Martin, Russell (9), and Sydney (6)
-- Favorite Disney characters: Nichole - Bambi, Martin - Cars, Russell - Toy Story, Sydney - Tinkerbell
-- Any special cruise celebrations - nope, although Sydney will turn 7 on 5/15, and Russell will turn 10 on 6/17, so this is pre-birthday presents
-- Any food allergies - Nope
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:36 PM   #7
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:37 AM   #8
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I don't know what happened to your earlier message but I was emailed the following:

"I think that I would like to join the FE group for the May 4th Disney Magic cruise. I have two daughters ages 10 and almost 7. We are on deck 8."

Is this still good information?
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:09 PM   #9
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Cabin # 5020
family name: Tyrone/ Counts (we're a blended family)
names: Mike (35) Rachel (33) Blake (13) Kitra (12)
Favorite Characters Mike: N/A Rachel: Simba Blake : anything Star Wars
Kitra : Fairies and princesses
End of cancer treatments!!! really need MUCH NEEDED VACATION!
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Cabin # 5020
family name: Tyrone/ Counts (we're a blended family)
names: Mike (35) Rachel (33) Blake (13) Kitra (12)
Favorite Characters Mike: N/A Rachel: Simba Blake : anything Star Wars
Kitra : Fairies and princesses
End of cancer treatments!!! really need MUCH NEEDED VACATION!
no food allergies
Thanks for the information!

Blended Family ... GOOD! End of cancer treatments ... BETTER! Need Vacation ... ABSOLUTELY!

We're going to have FUN!
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:54 AM   #11
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Really glad we're getting to go. Blake is my son so he does not share the "Counts" name. Can't wait til time go!!
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Yes it is. Sorry, I chickened out because I have never done this before and was wondering how to make/buy so many things!! I'm sure that I can figure it out and make it fun. Thank you. We are a family of four: Mom, Dad, 10 year old daughter and 6/almost 7 year old daughter. Thank you. We are the Stacy Family.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:55 AM   #13
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The FE spreadsheet (Google Docs) is ready for your review and edits. As of Sunday, March 3rd, our FE group consists of ten cabins, 31 players (19 adults, 5 boys and 7 girls).

Please click on the following link and make any addittions, edits and / or corrections.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...Xc&usp=sharing

If you don't feel comfortable updating the spreadsheet, you can post your information on this thread or email me at rewhitingjr@gmail.com

We are missing quite a bit of information (i.e. cabin numbers, names). So excited we are this close to our cruise.

Thanks.
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Yes it is. Sorry, I chickened out because I have never done this before and was wondering how to make/buy so many things!! I'm sure that I can figure it out and make it fun. Thank you. We are a family of four: Mom, Dad, 10 year old daughter and 6/almost 7 year old daughter. Thank you. We are the Stacy Family.
Welcome aboard Stacy family.

Fish Extender participation is supposed to be fun and add another positive element to your Disney cruise. This will be my 5th time participating.

Don't stress worrying about FE gifts. Make / buy simple things and don't invest alot of money / time into it (unless you want to). Its the thought that counts. The first post on this thread should answer all your questions - don't hesitate to ask me if you have other questions.

We are going to have fun!
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When do you think we will have the final spread sheet? Just want to make sure that I get the right amount of F.E. gifts.
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