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Old 02-22-2013, 01:19 PM   #46
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More tips from tips board:

Here's my .02

1) Unless you purchase the digital photo disk, Shutters determines the size of your photos. I thought that you could go to the kiosk and just print out the photos you wanted in the size that you wanted. Wrong. If they determine that a photo is an 8X10, then it is, no variance. I was disappointed by this because I didn't want to purchase the disk, but there were photos that I liked but I don't have a lot of 8x10's hanging around my house, usually 5x7 or 6x8. Which brings me to another point -- they print out photos in 6x8 size and that is very difficult to find a frame for, just sayin.

2) I had no clue of how "land sick" I would feel after we got off the cruise ship. I planned a couple of days at wdw afterwards and was just miserable. Next time, we will plan the park time BEFORE the cruise and then just have a few completely down days afterwards to recover.

3) On the same note, I thought the cruise was going to be this wonderfully relaxing experience and that we would be so rested and relaxed and ready to face the world when we walked off that ship. HA!! We were sooooo exhausted!

4) If, on your very first cruise, you book an aft balcony room, you will be forever spoiled and never want to stay in any other type of room. That might be difficult if you want to be budget conscious on future cruises.

5) I also echo, don't be disappointed if your kids don't like the clubs. I was. My 9 yr. old just thought it was too babyish. But, I do agree with the strategically planning the drop-off time. We did not do this and I do think it ruined it for him for the rest of the cruise, esp. them making him sit down at a table and stare at some food before being allowed to walk away and say he wasn't hungry. We had just eaten lunch on the pool deck and he really wasn't, but they wouldn't take that for an answer. I also did not anticipate how jealous my 9 yr. old would be of the 12 yr. old being in the Edge. I think the Oceaneer's Lab was the biggest disappointment of the whole cruise for us.

6) Mix vanilla ice cream with coke for a delicious treat.

7) Everyone says to ask for Mickey Bars via room service. I don't know if there is a better time than others to do this. We did it after dinner one night and ours came melted and fell off the stick before we were finished.

8)Alternatively, warm cookies and milk before bed is a terrific treat!

9) There is a room service breakfast menu card in the drawer that you can fill out the night before with what you want and what time you want it delivered to your room. Just hang it on your door knob before you go to bed. We found they were very punctual.

10) If you are travelling with a group or have kids old enough to leave the room without you, bring a magnetic whiteboard to place on the outside of your door to leave messages as to where and what time you will be places. Also bring this board to CC with you to leave on your lounge chairs because....

11) The wave phones are stupid and unreliable. They only vibrate. You cannot set them to ring. Since you are wearing your swimsuit 95% of the time you have no place to put this expensive phone that your are afraid to loose. Texting on them is also complicated. I hated these phones.

12) We didn't realize how much we would like wearing a lanyard. It made it so much easier than carrying around a bag, esp because of wearing your bathingsuits. Buy one before hand and save yourself some $$.

13) Skip a show -- or two. We were underwhelmed by them. Now that our 1st cruise is over, I doubt we will ever do them again. What we did enjoy was watching movies on the big screen by the pool at night when everyone else was at a show or in bed. Good times.

14) The movie theatre seats on the Dream rock and recline, an the theatre is COLD! Bring a sweater. I had to leave the movie to go thaw out.

Lastly, don't stress yourself out by over planning and overwhelming yourself with details. I did and I almost missed out on the fun of the whole experience.

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Old 02-22-2013, 01:36 PM   #47
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:17 PM   #48
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From Neg58:

Once onboard, how do you know when your room is ready: The passageways by the rooms are roped off from the elevators/stairways. When the rooms are ready on that floor, they take down the ropes and you are free to go in. They will still be bringing luggage to the rooms so the halls are lined with bags, but your key will get you in your room and if you are lucky your bags may be there.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:24 PM   #49
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:05 AM   #50
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So my friend just got off the Magic this week! Tell me what questions you have and I will ask her
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:22 PM   #51
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How many people do we need fish extender gifts for? Do most do a family gift or something for each person in the cabin? I'd like to start mine and need to know how many to make!
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:21 PM   #52
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We are in major countdown mode! This is the first Disney cruise for my husband and I and our kids (DS 7 and DD 5) first cruise ever.
I am a little intimidated after googling fish extenders as recommended as I am not crafty at all, but it looks like too much fun to pass up, so count us in. We are in 2601. I am also new to DISboards, so I don't seem to be allowed to private message yet.

27 days and counting!!!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:02 PM   #53
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Great I will put you down for fish extenders. I am organizing the list. Could you send me a private message with your information and cabin number please.
How many are we up to for fish extenders?
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:03 PM   #54
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Has anyone ever used walking talkies instead of wave phones? I've been reading sometimes it's easy to miss wave phone calls because they only vibrate. And we'll need 3, so though walkies might be an option.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:57 AM   #55
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Has anyone ever used walking talkies instead of wave phones? I've been reading sometimes it's easy to miss wave phone calls because they only vibrate. And we'll need 3, so though walkies might be an option.
We found wallis talkies to be kinda useless. Due to the steel construction of the ship the reception was poor sometimes. Also, if someone is in the pool or has their iPod on.... It proved senseless to us. However Dry erase boards worked wonders!! And we brought post its too.

Def highlight the navigator.

And try to get to at least one show. My cousin is them!
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:16 AM   #56
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Hi Cruisers!

My friend, Amy & fam, is on your cruise & looking for your FB page.

Please friend request her (Amy Lunkenheimer Bugg) so she can find your page.
This is her first DCL cruise, my fam & I have been on 5 & I am helping her get ready for the trip!

Please add her cabin to the Fish Extender list. #5010
2 children, Maddie, 10 & Cameron, 14 (might not make 15)

She is having an issue with signing on to disboards...

So excited for all of you, I love the Magic...
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:43 PM   #57
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Fish extenders.

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Hi there. We would like to participate in the fish extenders on the Magic sailing March 23. We are 2 adults (1 male/1 female) and 2 children (1 male/1 female). My name is Michelle McBurney, our stateroom number is 1047. Anything else you need from me? Very excited. This is our 2nd Disney cruise this year!!
Great! I am organizing the list and will be sending each person a private message with an list of everyone's information by the 15th.
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Hi Cruisers!

My friend, Amy & fam, is on your cruise & looking for your FB page.

Please friend request her (Amy Lunkenheimer Bugg) so she can find your page.
This is her first DCL cruise, my fam & I have been on 5 & I am helping her get ready for the trip!

Please add her cabin to the Fish Extender list. #5010
2 children, Maddie, 10 & Cameron, 14 (might not make 15)

She is having an issue with signing on to disboards...

So excited for all of you, I love the Magic...
I will add her to the list. Could you ask her to friend request Barbara Pescar as I am new to facebook. We do not have a facebook page going that I know of as of yet!
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We are in major countdown mode! This is the first Disney cruise for my husband and I and our kids (DS 7 and DD 5) first cruise ever.
I am a little intimidated after googling fish extenders as recommended as I am not crafty at all, but it looks like too much fun to pass up, so count us in. We are in 2601. I am also new to DISboards, so I don't seem to be allowed to private message yet.

27 days and counting!!!!
Got you on the list! It is really fun. Keep it simple!
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:59 PM   #60
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Master list for Fish Extenders & Dis Meets

I have everybody information for the master list and if anything is missing I will send you a PM. I will be making the list sometime Sunday evening. I will send out the first copy for you to check for any corrections. As of right now I count 12 but I always plan for a few extras that did not sign up. No one has answered my question about a Dis Meet- should we plan for meeting up on the second day at sea? The first day is always too hectic but the second usually is a good day if you want to meet up and see who you have been chatting with. Anyone up for it early in the am say 930 at the Promenade lounge let me know???? Watch for the list coming your way for first preview. Final call will be the 15th.
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