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Old 01-04-2012, 09:14 PM   #61
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These are great stories! They definately reinforce the DCL love

Mellers, yours is so touching, thank you for sharing.

We took our first cruise this past Nov. On formal night we were a few min late going down to dinner and as we exited the elevator, Goofy was walking down the hall. Goofy is my DD's absolute favorite and she was beyone excited, jumping up and down. Goofy played it up and was also jumping up and down in excitement, arms wide open for a hug. The CM with him asked if we wanted a pic, of course we did! Two days later I took DD through a character pic line and Goofy was the last one. When it was DD's turn, it was as if he remembered her, jumping up & down and dancing in circles with her. Then a day or so later one evening, we saw Goofy up on the top deck above the pool, we were on the deck below. No one was around and DD yelled up "Goofy!" and waved, low & behold, he did the "it's you!" wave & happy dance for her again as if he remembered her.

I don't even know if its always the same person that wears the costume, but whoever it was did an excellent job of making DD feel special and like his BFF.



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Old 01-04-2012, 09:16 PM   #62
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It took me so long to get the pics posted, I forgot to mention the pearl I found in my oyster during our brunch at Palo. Talk about Pixie Dust!
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:38 PM   #63
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Just to add my 2 cents to this. This is why we Cast Members do our jobs! We love creating the Magic, spreading pixie dust and giving our guests experiences they will never forget!

Thanks for allowing us to create the magic and letting us be a "part" of your families!
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:13 PM   #64
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Just to add my 2 cents to this. This is why we Cast Members do our jobs! We love creating the Magic, spreading pixie dust and giving our guests experiences they will never forget!

Thanks for allowing us to create the magic and letting us be a "part" of your families!


And why I did it!

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Old 01-04-2012, 11:01 PM   #65
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This happened to us when my youngest daughter was about 3 ...

We were at Palo with our friends when I received a message on our pager from the kid's club that went something like ... "please come to the club with a new dress for Nicole, hers fell in the toilet". Well (after laughing uproariously) we figured that we had better go see what happened. It turned out that the tie at the back of her dress was the only thing that had dropped into the toilet so it wasn't so bad.

But this is where the magical moment comes in ... our daughter's favorite character was Snow White at that time. When we arrived at the club here was Nicole sitting at a table, with her dress tied up in a plastic bag in the back, and coloring a picture with Snow White. She was not upset in the least!! In fact, she didn't want to leave the club.

From that point on during the cruise, whenever we would see Snow White she would talk to Nicole by name as if they were best buds. It was so special for her.

We will never forget the cruise when Nicole's dress fell in the toilet.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:22 PM   #66
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There have been so many special touches over the years....

The server who learned that DD's favorite (change that, ONLY vege she would eat) was broccoli. Each night she was served a bowl of steamed broccoli, even when it wasn't on the menu. The night she asked for a hamburger when it wasn't on the menu--I later learned that they'd sent someone to Pluto's to get one for her. The time she wore a headband with antlers that lit up to the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and a CM handed her a little stuffed Mickey and thanked her for "getting all dressed up for our party." The time we reported a problem in our stateroom and the next day received a gift pack of toiletries with a note THANKING US for allowing them to correct the problem. The CM who saw us boarding and screamed my daughter's name from the deck 4 balcony...we hadn't been on the ship for a year and she remembered the name! David and the tutu (nuff said for anyone who has seen it )The list just goes on and on!
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:05 AM   #67
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Loved reading all these stories. We have also had many magic moments on all of our cruises but there are a few that always come to mind. The first one was when we met great friends from the DIS and to this day still keep in contact. They were staying in the Walt Suite and we linked reservations so we could dine together. One morning they had us over in their room and our Server surprised us up at their room with goodies and he even played songs on the piano for us.

Our second was being presented a magical moments certificate from our favorite bartender Arul. Along with the certificate was a DCL soft cooler with a beer mug, light up glasses, the light up clips of tinker bell and captain hook, etc. He gave it to us on Pirate night and my girls were psyched. After that they were hooked on virgin strawberry daquiries!

The third continues to be a magical moment for us. A few years ago on our honeymoon we were fortunate to meet one of the pool drink servers, Ernan and get to know him. He spoils us rotten and always makes sure we are taken care of. Maybe not necessarily a magical moment in some peoples eyes but Ernan is an extremely hard worker and tries to make everyone feel special. He always made sure that we would get clean souvenier glasses after we finished a drink, when I was too lazy to leave the pool for lunch he would always bring me a plate of fresh fruit and french fries, and he has just always made our cruises so memorable. I am always sad when we cruise and Ernan is not on the ship we are sailing. He is on the Dream right now which we won't be going on anytime soon, but I am sure he will be going to the Fantasy and lwe ook forward to seeing him next here. He is a big reason why I sail DCL.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:31 AM   #68
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In August on the dream we were family of the cruise. On the second night we received a scroll on the bed informing us. I was super excited . Each day we would return to the room to find a treat - something you could have from room service for example all hands on deck, big island cookies, dessert of the day. On the last evening we received a gift parcel which was great, but we had already packed and the cases were gone!!! The gift was 2 plushes, Disney crockery, sodas, water, chips, key rings, candy. We spoke to room service who choose us and thanked them. They get to choose two families per cruise. Apparently they chose us because they liked my British accent and they fact that I ordered tea the moment we entered our cabin at 1pm. I still feel special when I think of being chosen.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:45 PM   #69
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There is one bit of pixie dust that still brings tears to my eyes even after all of these years, but it happened at the parks--however, it ends at the ship.

My daughter, at nearly 3, could not speak or walk, and could not really crawl (she would roll). At 3, she would be diagnosed with autism and cerebral palsy.

I was called to a conference in Orlando, and my husband was having difficulties at work, so I took along a neighbor and her child (who was about the same age), and paid for her ticket, and for her to go to the buffets (the girls were young enough that they could get in and eat free that way.)

We went through the Magic Kingdom together, and I couldn't figure out if it had much impact. The other three went to the parks while I went to the conference, and when I was through, I buckled her into her car seat on the plane and she looked at me (which NEVER happened), and said "I saw Mickey!"

I thought I'd lost it, finally. I didn't think I could possibly have heard what I just heard. So I asked her (not really expecting a response), and she replied "I saw Mickey!" They were the first words I ever heard her say.

The second time we took her, she doubled her vocabulary.

The third time we took her, she hugged us for the very first time.

Progress was slow but steady, and she worked very, very hard at school, at home, in speech and occupational therapy, and with all of the social skills training.

When she was in 7th grade, she walked in with a prep sheet for Radiologic Technology, handed it to me and said, "I want to do this. What do I have to do to make it happen?" It was a very demanding course of study--she would have to take summer school the summer before her Freshman and Sophomore year, and probably try to prepare for Running Start, a program which allows advanced students to take college courses instead of their junior and senior year in high school.

She did it all. The child who couldn't use complete sentences in kindergarten is now taking Precalculus and AP Biology. I am just about to scan in her application to Running Start, and everybody is certain she will be accepted, and she will be released from special education at the end of this school year.

For her 16th birthday, she asked to take a Disney cruise to Alaska again this year. (We took one last year.) I am so proud of her I can't even tell you. But when they say, "It all started with a mouse," it means something entirely different to my family.
Oh this brought tears to my eyes! Congratulations to your daughter, she deserves it, and to you too, for being such a strong mom!

I don't have any magical moments with DCL just yet, well other than just being able to go I mean. Cruising with the mouse is going to be mousetastic!
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:09 PM   #70
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Wonderful stories!!!!

We are planning our 1st cruise for Oct. this year!
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:19 PM   #71
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[/QUOTE] But when they say, "It all started with a mouse," it means something entirely different to my family.[/QUOTE]

That is True Pixie Dust!
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:52 PM   #72
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Magic Moments and Douglas

Wanted to bump this back up with hopes of more wonderful stories!

For those that commented on Douglas in the shops. Isn't he great? Last year on the MV of the Dream they offered special D & B bags. My wife wanted 2 of the 4 offered. They went on sale right during our dinner and the line was huge. Each person was allowed to purchase 2 of each type (8 in all) and most in line brought their husband or somebody else. Turns out after dinner they were all gone! Seems most in line maxed out on their purchases and to no surprise many were on ebay quickly. We asked Douglas if there was any more that would be brought out later. There were none...however we asked politely and the next day, for those that asked, they let us know we could order what we wanted. My wife got the 2 she wanted and they shipped them to us (no charge on the shipping) fairly quickly. Thanks Douglas!

Another time, a small but cool magical moment, my oldest had on a Stitch hat or shirt. We bumped into Stitch as he came out to do an appearance, and Stitch noticed the shirt, pointed to it, and then himself as if he was saying "that's me". Got a couple of pictures! Fun!
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:45 PM   #73
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I don't know if it's true pixie dust, but there were quite a few things that made our Nov 2010 cruise on the Wonder magical.
We are a family of 3, and my DS (who was 5) loves bunkbed, and so our room steward pulled the bunk out of the ceiling every night, even though he could have slept on the pullout couch.
Our servers were also "wonder"ful. Daniel picked up that chocolate milk was my DS' favourite drink, and it was at every meal ready to go when we sat down. We had also marked down that we were celebrating his birthday, and so in Animator's Palate, Vladimir and Daniel brought out a cake with a chocolate model of the Wonder on top, made him a little hat out of a napkin (he looked like Peter Pan), and then brought all the servers around to sing him Happy Birthday. We couldn't wipe that smile off his face for a week!
The servers were so attentive, and even picked up on the fact my SIL wasn't really enjoying her meal (she had tried something new) and Vladimir took it away and brought her a piping hot different meal.
We were so amazed by the attentiveness of all the CMs, and so we are so excited that we get to back on the Wonder in March!!
Wishing pixie dust on all cruisers.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:50 PM   #74
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We just sailed Magic Dec 3-10. I have two magical moments in addition to the whole week.

My DD is 2 1/2 years old & we taught her to say "hello captain" to any man in whites on Capt Night. Well, as we were in the gift shop on Deck 4 she saw a man in whites and said "hello captain". Just imagine, it was Capt Marco. He said hello princess, took her hand, walked her all the was down to Lobby Deck 3 and took pictures with her. It was Priceless..

Second magical moment, she made a connection with the characters, CM & CD and she received a special invitation for Friday night for a one on one meeting with ALL the characters aboard the ship. Five children on the entire ship were picked to visit with the characters before the "Till we Meet Again" Show. The red carpet was rolled out and the characters/princesses were every where. It was a night to remember.

Loved every minute of the week.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:18 PM   #75
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There is one bit of pixie dust that still brings tears to my eyes even after all of these years, but it happened at the parks--however, it ends at the ship.

My daughter, at nearly 3, could not speak or walk, and could not really crawl (she would roll). At 3, she would be diagnosed with autism and cerebral palsy.

I was called to a conference in Orlando, and my husband was having difficulties at work, so I took along a neighbor and her child (who was about the same age), and paid for her ticket, and for her to go to the buffets (the girls were young enough that they could get in and eat free that way.)

We went through the Magic Kingdom together, and I couldn't figure out if it had much impact. The other three went to the parks while I went to the conference, and when I was through, I buckled her into her car seat on the plane and she looked at me (which NEVER happened), and said "I saw Mickey!"

I thought I'd lost it, finally. I didn't think I could possibly have heard what I just heard. So I asked her (not really expecting a response), and she replied "I saw Mickey!" They were the first words I ever heard her say.

The second time we took her, she doubled her vocabulary.

The third time we took her, she hugged us for the very first time.

Progress was slow but steady, and she worked very, very hard at school, at home, in speech and occupational therapy, and with all of the social skills training.

When she was in 7th grade, she walked in with a prep sheet for Radiologic Technology, handed it to me and said, "I want to do this. What do I have to do to make it happen?" It was a very demanding course of study--she would have to take summer school the summer before her Freshman and Sophomore year, and probably try to prepare for Running Start, a program which allows advanced students to take college courses instead of their junior and senior year in high school.

She did it all. The child who couldn't use complete sentences in kindergarten is now taking Precalculus and AP Biology. I am just about to scan in her application to Running Start, and everybody is certain she will be accepted, and she will be released from special education at the end of this school year.

For her 16th birthday, she asked to take a Disney cruise to Alaska again this year. (We took one last year.) I am so proud of her I can't even tell you. But when they say, "It all started with a mouse," it means something entirely different to my family.
Okay I have read almost all of theses stories.....and they all brought tears to my eyes at times and smiles to my heart...also made me think of my own special pixie dust memories.....but your story not only made me feel humbled but made me cry!!! Congrats to your daughter...and to you for raising such a wonderful young lady!!!
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