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Old 09-07-2010, 07:14 AM   #136
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Thanks for sharing. We have been on eight Disney cruises and did not know about some of this. We are getting ready to take the 14 day Transatlantic next May so these secrets will be very useful.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:14 PM   #137
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I am bringing my wedding guestbook on the cruise, I hope the characters will sign it!
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:02 PM   #138
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We bring one of those nightlight/air freshener plug in for the bathroom. It helps when the kids have to get up in the middle of the night.

I have a small extension cord with 3 outlets since we have so many things to charge these days

It's not on the room service menu, but we get the Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustables the night before a port day. Ask them not to heat it up and we keep it in the fridge until the next day. It makes a great snack to hold you over or if you have picky kids-this is their lunch.

Just a couple of our tidbits.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:04 PM   #139
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thanks for all the great tips. Disboards and disers make the 7 month wait for my first disney cruise more bearable....Thanks dream2011
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:55 AM   #140
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WOW!!! These are great ideas! Thank you so much! We sail in January and I can't wait!!!

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Old 09-08-2010, 07:33 PM   #141
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:10 PM   #142
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Any tips on pin trading? My boys love to pin trade. I know when we've been to the resorts, at certain times of the night they will bring out a pin trading board. Do they do this on the cruises?
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Any tips on pin trading? My boys love to pin trade. I know when we've been to the resorts, at certain times of the night they will bring out a pin trading board. Do they do this on the cruises?
They do pin trade on the ship. They even have a night where you can trade with the officers. We didn't see many unique pins on their lanyards, but they do have alot of cruise pins for purchase on the ship. They also have CC pins at CC.

Another tip, you can make milkshakes with the soft serve icecream and a little milk, just bring one of those travel mugs and shake it real good.
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Any tips on pin trading? My boys love to pin trade. I know when we've been to the resorts, at certain times of the night they will bring out a pin trading board. Do they do this on the cruises?
A good tip for pin trading is to go on ebay and pick up a bunch of inexpensive pins to start out with. That way you can bypass the initial cost of pins on the ship.
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Thanks for the milkshake tip, never thought of that one! I purchased a lot of pins on ebay too so that my boys would have some extras for trading.
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:07 PM   #146
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A good tip for pin trading is to go on ebay and pick up a bunch of inexpensive pins to start out with. That way you can bypass the initial cost of pins on the ship.
Beware of buying job lots on ebay, there are a lot of fakes out there - I got 'done' with a lot of 11 pins, 6 were duds.

There is a thread on the boards about pin trading and how to spot 'scrappers', maybe worth a look before buying, as there is also a list of sellers who are known to sell scapper pins.

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For those of you that have U.S. passports. You can leave them with Guest Services (you get a receipt that you must have to get it back), and they will have it stamped at each country you visit. On the last night, you go and pick it back up.
This will not work in Europe as you need to carry your passport when in port
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:28 PM   #148
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If I remember correctly, it seems that the drinks in the souvenir glasses are the same price as other drinks and are bigger than the regular glasses they give you!
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:18 PM   #149
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Thanks for the great tips!
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I just love the photo frame idea. Thanks everyone for all the great ideas.
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