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Old 11-02-2012, 06:44 PM   #31
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Just a reminder that although you can request the signatures from princesses or both, you kinda get what you get. On our Magic cruise, we requested all, thinking we would get EVERYONE. Unfortunately we only got the Fab five but we were happy with anything. Beggars can't be choosers!
Just curious if you put candy in with your things to be signed? I've read that people who put in treats sometimes get more characters.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:10 PM   #32
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We just did this with photo mats on the Fantasy 10/20. I struggled with what size and whether portrait or landscape for some time. I decided on two mats for a 6 X 8, one portrait, one landscape. I also was concerned about the edges for the frame. I asked about this and whether I should apply tape so the signatures would stay away from the edges. They agreed no tape. They just wrote "stay away 1/2 inch from edges." You would think the signers would know this, but......

I placed ours in the large DCL store bag with lots of candy and sharpies. No way mine was going to fit in a Ziploc. I believe mine are 11 X 14.
They counted the sharpies, and we got them all back. They said you always get your pens back. I also had the stiff foam board that shipped with the mats to give the bag rigidity. They taped the bag up and that was it. I requested all signatures.

I want a character landscape photo in one, the Aquaduck photo portrait in another. We'll see.

I couldn't be more pleased with the results. They actually were consistent with the color per character on each mat. Amazing. Oh, and could you ask for better color distribution?


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Old 11-02-2012, 08:19 PM   #33
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Hi,

I have a photo matte. Can it be put in a grocery type bag. It won't fit in a ziploc???
The ziplocks I've used are the "Big Bags"...blue, (XL size is 19" x 24"). I haven't checked the stores to see if they're still the same; I've recycled mine the past two years. Large, sturdy, see-through. I just tape a note on the outside listing the contents and the characters I want, and all has been returned without issue. Of course, I add treats as a token of thanks.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:48 PM   #34
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We just did this with photo mats on the Fantasy 10/20. I struggled with what size and whether portrait or landscape for some time. I decided on two mats for a 6 X 8, one portrait, one landscape. I also was concerned about the edges for the frame. I asked about this and whether I should apply tape so the signatures would stay away from the edges. They agreed no tape. They just wrote "stay away 1/2 inch from edges." You would think the signers would know this, but......

I placed ours in the large DCL store bag with lots of candy and sharpies. No way mine was going to fit in a Ziploc. I believe mine are 11 X 14.
They counted the sharpies, and we got them all back. They said you always get your pens back. I also had the stiff foam board that shipped with the mats to give the bag rigidity. They taped the bag up and that was it. I requested all signatures.

I want a character landscape photo in one, the Aquaduck photo portrait in another. We'll see.

I couldn't be more pleased with the results. They actually were consistent with the color per character on each mat. Amazing. Oh, and could you ask for better color distribution?


that looks awesome! also, what types of candy do you bring? I want to put some candy with it but not sure as to what they'd like/enjoy?
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:50 PM   #35
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I forgot who said it but someone previously mentioned that if your stateroom doesn't have any children then you can have one item per stateroom signed... I'm going with my mom and dad and my boyfriend and I (both 20) so we don't have "kids" exactly but do you think they'd be willing to have something signed for me and my boyfriend separately because we don't live together and would like our own thing(s) signed.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:51 PM   #36
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My understanding is it is two items per stateroom period, regardless of how much real estate your reservation encompasses, and how many bodies are in said area. So those with multiple cabins, will have an advantage. YMMV
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:13 PM   #37
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I ordered pillowcases from Etsy that will be personalized with their name, ship name and sail date and has a Disney ship embroidered on it. I am so excited about this!

If you have done pillowcases before, did you put cardboard in them to keep the pens from bleeding through? Or would that make them too big? I'm getting fabric pens for them to sign with.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:46 AM   #38
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I have the Animated Characters book....is it too ambitious to think they would open the pages to the correct characters and sign?
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:00 PM   #39
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I'm glad they were able to fix it for you. I think that is such a cute idea to have the vinylmations signed. Did you have one of the silver sharpies to have them sign with or did you use something else for the black?
we sent a multi pack of colours(white vinylmations) and they turned out incredible. Tink used lime green, other colours, were blue, red, black, green,burgundy and maybe one or two more colours Its my kids favourite thing item to have in their rooms, I wish I had one too lol
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:19 PM   #40
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On our last cruise (dd's first) I got a personalized canvas tote bag from Etsy to have signed.

"Mickey" left it in our room on the last night filled with presents. She loved it!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/10855599...isney-tote-bag
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:40 AM   #41
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that looks awesome! also, what types of candy do you bring? I want to put some candy with it but not sure as to what they'd like/enjoy?
I included Family/ mega size twizzler, junior mint, chewing gum, and something else? Needless to say the bag was heavy.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:48 AM   #42
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But did they take all the candy? I don't want to schlep it all if they really don't want it, or just a few. I want it all gone!

(Speaking a few days after a postponed Haloween trick or treat outing, where all the neighbors were able to get 75% off candy to pass out! Too much is not necessarily a good thing!)
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:54 AM   #43
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But did they take all the candy?
I got none back. There has been long discussions here whether they personally want the candy or not. My conclusion from those chats was if they don't, someone else will. They could even sell/trade it.

Also fwiw, I was told I would be surprised how few signers actually exists. If that is in fact the case, I guess we now know definitively who actually runs "The Candy Shop" down below.

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:01 AM   #44
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At concerts (I'm not talkin' Yani) people have themselves signed sometimes.... wonder if anyone's ever done this with characters?
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:53 PM   #45
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Well back from our cruise and the ornaments came out great. The pink marker faded a bit when I sprayed the clear coating on it but it still looks great.
Since I had them make two here are the front and the back of both. They are identical.

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