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Old 01-19-2013, 09:24 PM   #76
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That's my fault. At the time I posted that, there didn't seem to be much interest, but thanks to Redxpanda, it looks as if there will be an FE group. Sorry!
No Problem...we are in stateroom #1039
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:12 PM   #77
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Hi Tina! I'm on the AEP as well. Are you the only one from your agency? We have 6. I'm dying to know my cabin #. I've even had dreams about figuring it out. Can't wait to be sailing again!

To the non-agents on this cruise : I hope we aren't a rowdy bunch for you. Haha

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Old 01-19-2013, 11:44 PM   #78
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All You Need is Faith and Trust...

...and a little bit of Pixie Dust!

I've been reading a variety of DISboard threads, and came across one that reminded me why I particularly love cruising with Disney: Pixie Dust!

Pixie Dust is when you do something remarkably kind, absolutely unnecessary, and completely unexpected for someone else - or someone does that for you! I've been the recipient of lots of Pixie Dust on these boards, and on board the ships as well. There's a whole, long thread to be found, and I would encourage anyone who hasn't yet experienced Pixie Dust to read it:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2852356

There are lots of great Pixie Dust stories there, but let me tell you a couple of mine.

We had the Cruise of a Lifetime when we did the Amazing, Wonderful, Absolutely Stunning Westbound TransAtlantic Crossing in September of 2010. We were late getting to the Sail Away party, and went up the forward stairway to Deck 10 in order to search out a possible vantage point as most of the good places had already been staked out. We had just walked through the doors when we realized that this was where the Disney characters gathered before they went on stage for the show. Well, we started to back out, afraid that we were interfering, when Goofy turned and saw us and literally sprinted across the ship to where we were and grabbed me in a great, big hug! I'm a BIG Goofy fan (and you can read that any way you want), so my heart immediately melted, and the rest of the cruise was just magical. He could have waved. He could have ignored us. He could have said "hi!", but he ran across to greet us as if we were his greatest friends (instead of his biggest fans)! That's Pixie Dust!

Later that same cruise, we got the chance to stand with any or all of the princesses and have our pictures taken. Being a guy, I generally hung back to let the little (and not so little!) girls be with the princesses, but I saw an opening, and went up and chatted with Belle. I said "I wanted to speak to you, because we have something in common!"

She looked surprised, and said, "What's that?"

I replied, "We both love books!" and it was as if I'd turned on a tap! We stood and chatted about books, and what books we loved, and why, and I'm sure everyone around us was wondering what this 60-something guy was chatting about with Belle! She could have nodded and smiled, but she was truly engaged – and engaging! Pixie Dust!

And throughout that cruise, we had the unmitigated luck to have befriended another guest named Jason. In normal life, he was a hard-bitten, bottom-line driven software security consultant from northern England, but on this cruise, he really let his inner self out. He became Peter and Tink's best friend. He was in every line for every photo. He smiled at every person he met, and laughed and joked with everyone. The princesses lined up to have their pictures taken with HIM! He was everything anyone with a heart wanted to be on a Disney cruise, and he LOVED it! And we all envied him - but not one of us had a bad thought or word for him, because he made everyone who was in his presence feel as if they were the greatest person in the world.

He got much, MUCH more than his money's worth, because he knew the value of Pixie Dust!

So, my friends, if you want to truly enjoy this cruise, I suggest that you ambush people with joy and happiness. Become a Friend of Tinkerbelle ("FOT") – and spend your time thinking about how to dispense Pixie Dust to your friends, your fellow Guests, and particularly the CMs that work so hard to make your voyage magical. They work 16-20 hour days so you can have fun. Show them you appreciate it when they do something well – they love to hear it! And make sure you tell a senior person, or write Disney in the end-of-cruise surveys, or a letter specifically written for that purpose. Don't forget!

But my major point is this: If you really, REALLY want to enjoy your cruise, look for ways to help as many other people as possible find magic – Cast & Crew Members and other Guests.

All it takes is Faith and Trust...

See You Real Soon, Now!

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Old 01-20-2013, 06:02 AM   #79
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FE Closeout!

Today is your last chance to sign up for the FE!

Current List of participants and more info HERE.

To those that have already signed up, please give us your cabin number! If that is unknown at this time, please let us know as soon as you get it OR PLEASE show up to the cruise meet! IF these options don't work out, then we may be able to figure something out using a white board on my stateroom door.

If you showed previous interest (long long ago before we had a list going), make sure you on are the list please! I don't want to leave anyone out, but I don't want to assume either and have people make or buy things for someone who isn't reciprocating.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:16 AM   #80
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Today is your last chance to sign up for the FE!

Current List of participants and more info HERE.

To those that have already signed up, please give us your cabin number! If that is unknown at this time, please let us know as soon as you get it OR PLEASE show up to the cruise meet! IF these options don't work out, then we may be able to figure something out using a white board on my stateroom door.

If you showed previous interest (long long ago before we had a list going), make sure you on are the list please! I don't want to leave anyone out, but I don't want to assume either and have people make or buy things for someone who isn't reciprocating.
Please remove me from the FE list. I just do not have the time to put things together. Sorry. Just too much! Thanks, Jodi
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:32 PM   #81
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We will be in stateroom 7080!
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:38 PM   #82
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We are planning to meet up on boarding day and would like to know who to expect!
When/where is the boarding day meet up? I'm not participating in the FE, but I'd be interested in the meet&greet gathering.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:03 PM   #83
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When/where is the boarding day meet up? I'm not participating in the FE, but I'd be interested in the meet&greet gathering.

I was going to post that this morning, but i had a race to attend.



Meet Up Info::

Meet in Promenade Lounge @ 3.

That should give everyone time to get on the ship and check out their cabin, etc.
There is usually a ship tour around 2 or 2:30, if people want to do that, they should still be able too.
They will call for lifeboat drill at 4, so we'll have up to an hour to meet, if we choose to do so.

All ages are welcome, but I realize that could be nap time for some of the young ones, mine included.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:51 PM   #84
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DH gently reminds me I have a lot on my plate already this week and FE for this cruise is probably not a very good idea given all I have to complete. He is probably right. So sorry, but I think we will not play this time!
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:05 PM   #85
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How Many More Sleeps?

8 More Sleeps Until We're On Board!!!!







Sleep well!

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Check out this post!!!

Disney Wonder 5 Night Miami/Cozumel/Grand Cayman


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FE is officially closed, some decided this time wasn't for them and others decided to give it a go in their place!

If your stateroom number isn't listed, we need it! If you don't have it yet from DCL, let us know that too and we get it at the meet & greet.


If anyone upgrades at the port, please remember to tell us that too.

FE Participants

7102 - RedxPanda - DW (30), DH (30), DD (almost 2)
1041 - jbennett82 - DW, DH, DS (9), DD (5)
7080 - audreybear - DW (36), DH (38 ), DS (11), DD (8 )
7064 - Ancaster - DH, DW, DD (7), DD (3)
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:30 AM   #88
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Update on the meetup.

Futurist heard back from concierge and they say they can't confirm that Diversions won't be used for other activities.

We will change the meet up to the Promenade Lounge @ 3 to be safe. It is on Deck 3 and is between Triton's and Parrot Cay Dining Rooms.
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LOL, I think I listed wrong.

What do the D_ 's stand for?

I see DH (3) up there, I thought DH = Disney Husband, DD = Disney Daughter... I'm prepared to be ridiculed
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LOL, I think I listed wrong.

What do the D_ 's stand for?

I see DH (3) up there, I thought DH = Disney Husband, DD = Disney Daughter... I'm prepared to be ridiculed
That's what happens when I use the iPad to try and update my posts.


D__ in general refers to 'Dear Family Member or other significant person
it can be used on most any forum or online posting.
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