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Old 01-28-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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to the Fish Extender Exchange for the March 16 - 23, 2013 Disney Fantasy Western Caribbean 7 Night Cruise!
THE FIRST AND SECOND FE GROUPS BOTH CLOSED TO NEW PARTICIPANTS ON FEBRUARY 1ST.


-- DISboard username
-- Cabin # (if you know it already)
-- First names of those participating, ages (of kids) and gender
-- Any special cruise celebrations, food allergies, etc

Please see the second post below for links to the spreadsheet list of cabins participating in each group.

For those who are new to this fun cruise experience, a fish extender group is basically a gift exchange, with a little extra pixie dust magic! 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, once the cruise gets underway, participants deliver little gifts to the others participating in the group by leaving them as a surprise in the fish extender pockets. One fun aspect of taking part in a fish extender group is checking in throughout the day to see what little goodies are waiting!

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. There are no rules regarding gifts (no minimum or maximum dollar value). Often times, the gifts are handmade, but not always. No real set rules, just exchange and have fun! Gifts can be homemade or storebought, Disney, non-Disney, totally up to you! That's part of the fun . . . the variety of neat things that everyone brings!

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Old 01-28-2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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List of Families Participating in FE

List of Families Participating in FE Exchange

FE Group 1 - GOOGLE DOCS LINK TO SPREADSHEET VERSION! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...ENTMW5FVGpBVlE

FE Group 2 - GOOGLE DOCS LINK TO SPREADSHEET VERSION!https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...zMVJaYVE#gid=0

The Google Docs spreadsheets are shared documents so please be sure to check your information to make sure I'm not missing anything and feel free to add notes!

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List of Families Participating in FE Exchange

skoch - Cabins 7090/7092 (just one extender)
Family Name: Koch
2 Adults: Jeff and Shonna
4 Kids: Amy (DD15), Ashley (DD13), Addy (DD12), Aidan (DS6)
Aidan turns 7 on March 21st
(ages are at time of cruise)

long tresses - Cabin [ ]
Family Name:
2 Adults: Jim and Joanne
2 Kids: Arianna (DD10) and Payton (DGD5)

melsherard - Cabin 8506
Family Name:
2 Adults: Len and Melissa
2 Kids: Genny (DD14) and Gracie (DD11)

missusa82 - Cabin [ ]
Family Name:
2 Adults: Jose & Erica
2 Kids (not sure on ages yet): Alyzea (DD), Layla (DD), Jayson (DS)
Thanks Shonna!!!
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:01 PM   #4
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I have added your thread to the cruise meet list

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Old 01-30-2012, 04:52 PM   #5
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List of Families Participating in FE Exchange

skoch - Cabins 7090/7092 (just one extender)
Family Name: Koch
2 Adults: Jeff and Shonna
4 Kids: Amy (DD15), Ashley (DD13), Addy (DD12), Aidan (DS6)
Aidan turns 7 on March 21st
(ages are at time of cruise)

long tresses - Cabin [ ]
Family Name:
2 Adults: Jim and Joanne
2 Kids: Arianna (DD10) and Payton (DGD5)

melsherard - Cabin 8506
Family Name:
2 Adults: Len and Melissa
2 Kids: Genny (DD14) and Gracie (DD11)

missusa82 - Cabin [ ]
Family Name:
2 Adults: Jose & Erica
2 Kids (not sure on ages yet): Alyzea (DD), Layla (DD), Jayson (DS)
Hello just saw this was a place to come and see if we were added to the group of FE exchange and we are! So exciting I have to say. Under Long Tresses I noticed that we don't have our room number up and so thought I would tell you. I don't know how to change it myself. Our room will be 6669. Now to get started on making my FE and then working on the gifts as well. No time like the present
Looking forward to meeting you all in 2013
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I have added your thread to the cruise meet list

Have a great cruise!
I am new to all this and would like to be directed to this list if it is something that can be accessed.
Thank you for helping me out
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I am new to all this and would like to be directed to this list if it is something that can be accessed.
Thank you for helping me out
Joanne
It just means this thread will be added to the cruise meet list... you are already on both of the threads for this cruise, so you are already there
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #8
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Hello just saw this was a place to come and see if we were added to the group of FE exchange and we are! So exciting I have to say. Under Long Tresses I noticed that we don't have our room number up and so thought I would tell you. I don't know how to change it myself. Our room will be 6669. Now to get started on making my FE and then working on the gifts as well. No time like the present
Looking forward to meeting you all in 2013
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Hi Joanne - I added your cabin number to the list! Thanks!!!
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List of Families Participating in FE Exchange

skoch - Cabins 7090/7092 (just one extender)
2 Adults: Jeff and Shonna
4 Kids: Amy (DD15), Ashley (DD13), Addy (DD12), Aidan (DS6)
Aidan turns 7 on March 21st
(ages are at time of cruise)

long tresses - Cabin 6669
2 Adults: Jim and Joanne
2 Kids: Arianna (DD10) and Payton (DGD5)

longtresses - traveling group friends - Cabin [ ]
3 Adults: Gwen, Joanne and Brian
2 Kids: Elizabeth (DD10) and Alex (DS7)

melsherard - Cabin 8506
2 Adults: Len and Melissa
2 Kids: Genny (DD14) and Gracie (DD11)

missusa82 - Cabin [ ]
2 Adults: Jose & Erica
2 Kids (not sure on ages yet): Alyzea (DD), Layla (DD), Jayson (DS)
Just looked and yes! I finally found that you did add my traveling friends to the group. Thank you so much Shonna. They will be in room #6080. Told you I was blind as a bat
Have a great day
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:05 PM   #10
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[QUOTE=skoch;43875771]
to the Fish Extender Exchange for the March 16 - 23, 2013 Disney Fantasy Western Caribbean 7 Night 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)
-- First names of those participating, ages (of kids) and gender
-- Any special cruise celebrations, food allergies, etc

Hello!
My daughter and I will be joining you all in March 2013 on the Fantasy, and we would love to participate in the FE activities!

We are:
Mary (Peterpan47 age 65)
Christy (Satarma age 42)
Cabin #6192
Not celebrating anything special-just our ongoing love of everything Disney :-)

We booked this cruise on our Oct 2011 Mexican Riviera Cruise, and 2013 seemed so far away. Now it's just a little over a year, and with the FE signup, it is already starting to seem more real :-) Thanks for setting this up. We're really looking forward to the trip. We were fortunate to be able to sail on the inaugural cruise of the Disney Dream in Jan. 2011, and were so impressed with the cabin we stayed in that we booked the same cabin on the Fantasy! Can't wait to get to stay in it again :-)

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List of Families Participating in FE Exchange

skoch - Cabins 7090/7092 (just one extender)
2 Adults: Jeff and Shonna
4 Kids: Amy (DD15), Ashley (DD13), Addy (DD12), Aidan (DS6)
Aidan turns 7 on March 21st
(ages are at time of cruise)

long tresses - Cabin 6669
2 Adults: Jim and Joanne
2 Kids: Arianna (DD10) and Payton (DGD5)

longtresses - traveling group friends - Cabin 6080
3 Adults: Gwen, Joanne and Brian
2 Kids: Elizabeth (DD10) and Alex (DS7)

melsherard - Cabin 8506
2 Adults: Len and Melissa
2 Kids: Genny (DD14) and Gracie (DD11)

missusa82 - Cabin [ ]
2 Adults: Jose & Erica
2 Kids (not sure on ages yet): Alyzea (DD), Layla (DD), Jayson (DS)

peterpan47 and satarma - Cabin 6192
2 Adults: Mary (age 65) and DD Christy (age 42)
Thank You!!
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:34 PM   #12
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We are so excited for our March sailing and want to join the group for the FE!


DISboard name: Art4Heather
Cabin# :10162
Names:
-Tim (adult Male)
-Heather (adult female)
-Michael (14 yo male)
-Madison (10 yo female)
We'll be celebrating my graduation from my masters program!!!!Yay Mommy!
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:40 AM   #13
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HI all!

Although we have one Disney cruise under our belt, we've yet to participate in the FE exchange.....

I'm trying to figure out how to do this, as we have 2 cabins with a total of 7 of us. Would it be easier for us all to be included, but count us as two FE exchanges (I'd do two seperate gifts, one from each cabin), or just include the 4 kids and do one FE exchange (Receive and give gifts to just one cabin for the kids)? I hope I'm making sense....Any thoughts?

It would be DH, myself, DS18, DD15 And her BFF15, DS12, and DS6. So should I divide into two seperate FE's (and we all participate), or just do one for the kids (excluding my DS18)?

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HI all!

Although we have one Disney cruise under our belt, we've yet to participate in the FE exchange.....

I'm trying to figure out how to do this, as we have 2 cabins with a total of 7 of us. Would it be easier for us all to be included, but count us as two FE exchanges (I'd do two seperate gifts, one from each cabin), or just include the 4 kids and do one FE exchange (Receive and give gifts to just one cabin for the kids)? I hope I'm making sense....Any thoughts?

It would be DH, myself, DS18, DD15 And her BFF15, DS12, and DS6. So should I divide into two seperate FE's (and we all participate), or just do one for the kids (excluding my DS18)?

Elizabeth
Hi Elizabeth!

I think you should do whatever works best for your family. There are six of us, so we have two cabins for our family also, but we just list one cabin number and hang up one FE with everyone's name on it. This works great unless your cabins are not connecting or near each other. But either way, I don't think you should feel obligated to do two gifts just because you have two cabins to accommodate your family. It's all about the fun so don't stress and just do what's easiest for you and your family.

Let me know what you decide and I'll get you guys added to the list. Can you send me the kids' names too? Thanks!!

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Hi Elizabeth!

I think you should do whatever works best for your family. There are six of us, so we have two cabins for our family also, but we just list one cabin number and hang up one FE with everyone's name on it. This works great unless your cabins are not connecting or near each other. But either way, I don't think you should feel obligated to do two gifts just because you have two cabins to accommodate your family. It's all about the fun so don't stress and just do what's easiest for you and your family.

Let me know what you decide and I'll get you guys added to the list. Can you send me the kids' names too? Thanks!!

Shonna
I think we'll go ahead and count ourselves as two seperate rooms, so everyone can participate. We'll make two seperate FE gifts, one for each cabin. We do have connecting cabins. I'll name one cabin "Gooftroop" and the other one "Gooftroop2"

Dis Name: Gooftroop
Cabin #: 9160
Elizabeth (me), Jazmine (15), Hannah (15), Jacob (6)

Dis Name: Gooftroop2
Cabin #: 9158
Mike (DH), Andrew (19), Jeremy (12)


-- Any special cruise celebrations, food allergies, etc
Our celebration? Mike and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary, however, along with the celebration of our marriage, is also the 10 year anniverary of the Unity of our family. Sounds confusing, I know....LOL

I adopted Andrew, Jazmine, and Jeremy as a single parent. When Mike and I married, he then adopted all three kids. We later adopted Jacob together. So we are celebrating our entire family's 10 year coming together.

Also, all three of our boys have autism. They are moderate to high functioning. We sailed for the first time in January. Jeremy had such a wonderful experience in the Club/Lab. We were told that he could only partake in these clubs as long as he was under 13 years of age. After getting home from our January cruise, and receiving a pin code in the mail from DCL, we decided to rebook before his 13 birthday, giving him one last time to partake in the kids' activities.

I think this sums up our family!

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