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Old 04-10-2013, 07:23 PM   #1651
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Late Dinning Linking

I haven't been on the DIS boards much. I'm working on reading through them and catching up but since dinning linking needs to be sooner rather than later I thought I should post this ASAP.

I'm interested in linking my reservations for late dinning with other DISers. I have been on our Facebook group and it seems that the late dinning is not currently linked but there seems to be some interest. Is there interest in linking and/or being the contact person?

I have never been the contact person before but I'm able and willing to figure it out and do it.

I'm not sure the easiest way to do this... maybe PM me or send me a Facebook message (Heather Johannessen) if you want to be in charge. I will call DCL tomorrow to find out what information I need from everyone to link the dinning.
If I don't hear from anyone by the time I call DCL I'll just assume I'll do it and let you know what information you need to message me in order to link up our dinning.

Our first DCL cruise was a transatlantic and a highlight of our experience was dinner and getting to know folks. I hope to have a similar experience again.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:10 PM   #1652
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Thanks for the suggestion. We just downloaded the first of the series for our children. We probably will get "Dark Passage" for the cruise. I wasn't sure if we had to read the first to understand the rest!
Book 5 "Shell Game" is also about Disney Dream Cruise Ship, as is book 6 "Dark Passage".
Books 1-4 feature each of the 4 WDW Theme Parks even though they bounce around between all the parks. I saw something online about Book 7 will be the last in series and feature Disneyland. I have only read book 1. It was a quick read as I found it in Young Adults section of the bookstore. I found out about Ridley Pearson when I found "Peter and the Starcatchers" co-written with Dave Berry.

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Old 04-11-2013, 05:35 AM   #1653
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Thanks for the suggestion. We just downloaded the first of the series for our children. We probably will get "Dark Passage" for the cruise. I wasn't sure if we had to read the first to understand the rest!
I think reading them in order is the best as the same people appear, getting older, and older story lines are mentioned too as you go through them. However maybe the ones on the cruise ship are a bit different in that respect with being away from the parks.

Yes, he did say that no. 7 would be the last book and set in Disneyland. What a shame. Though of course you can't go on forever and the children in the books really could possible be married with kids by now!!!

The film Disney after Dark really should have been Ridley Pearson's work but they didn't have him do it, just used some of his ideas!! Shame.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:12 AM   #1654
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There is something I am having trouble wrapping my head around. Previous Champagne Girl groups have charged a fee collected in advance and included things like champagne, feather boas, etc. They have also reserved space via DCL prior to the cruise for their group alone.

I think I am missing something here - what is the point of "signing up" folks to meet in a space open to all cruise passengers, and if all are going to the bar (like other cruise passengers) in this public space?

Whether or not the Promenade has activities going on at the same time, it is a public area, not reserved by any one group. So theoretically can't anyone stop in and buy a drink during your meet?

If we compare the embarkation day meet at 3pm in the same location, there is no "sign up" and I for one have met people "outside" the DIS at some of those meets in the past.

I believe it is not in the spirit of the DIS to lay claim to a public area and shoo away anyone who wants to participate, specifically those who were unable to "sign up" in advance. What is the harm if someone wants to bring a relative or two, even at the last minute that day?

Please enlighten me, in case I am missing something here....
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Grumpy Grandma here. The thing you all need to remember is that the promenade lounge is in heavy use all day everyday after embarkation day, beginning fairly early in the morning with the cruise director's daily show. Among the activities held there are toddler dance parties, trivia, name that tune, crafts, dancing lessons, music and dancing, scavenger hunts begin and end there etc.

On the December PC, we had to move our "yankee swap gift exchange" from the Promenade to Preludes, in front of the walt theatre. Talk about uncomfortable!

I think your VOLUNTEER hostess on this event was very well intentioned and following a protocol often used in the past. It's unfortunate that her efforts were so misunderstood and criticized.
The only reason I am responding here to what I had thought was a resolved, dead issue is because you quoted me so I assume this was directed at me.

Though I was not attending, I saw some folks were turned away and I don't think anybody here had seen a limit number to be allowed (28 people) nor a cut off date.

As far as the venue, it perhaps may have been better to choose another location and time than the one you said is so very busy with children's activities etc. For our "Secret Mickey" on the Hawaii cruise (not sure if you were there) we had it in the Cadillac Lounge with room and seating for all. We had our Champagne Girls in Studio Sea and I would guess there were at least 75 ladies (and some male helpers) present.

I truly do understand the undertakings of being a volunteer, with the time involved, commitment, trying to keep all parties happy, and being the one doing all the followup. I spent 14 years 24/7, 365 days a year doing volunteer work myself. But it can be very rewarding as long as you know what you may be getting into, lol.

How about if you want to direct more particulars to me directly, we can take this to PM? Hope this calms down whatever made you "grumpy" reading my post, LOL! As far as I know the issue has been resolved with the first group now allowing anyone to attend if they desire, and a second group actually being formed on Facebook. So as far as I know all is well...
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:31 PM   #1655
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Do you know if the board airline booking is available for Los Angeles airport? Last year, the board airline booking form was included in the booklet, but there was no form this year.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:35 PM   #1656
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Exotic Rasul

Ok - as a special treat, Scott and I are thinking of booking an Exotic Rasul spa visit - but I'm getting conflicting info.

According to what I've read here on various DISBoards threads, you can book it for $89 and 2 people can attend, but on the Disney website, it says $89/adult - can anyone help clarify?
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:11 PM   #1657
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Ok - as a special treat, Scott and I are thinking of booking an Exotic Rasul spa visit - but I'm getting conflicting info.

According to what I've read here on various DISBoards threads, you can book it for $89 and 2 people can attend, but on the Disney website, it says $89/adult - can anyone help clarify?
My Dh and I did the exotic rasul in march on the magic and the $89.00 is per couple they have it marked wrong on the website. On board it shows $89.00 per couple on their spa sheet. All you need to do is book one person and both of you show up together!! Thats what we did
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #1658
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My Dh and I did the exotic rasul in march on the magic and the $89.00 is per couple they have it marked wrong on the website. On board it shows $89.00 per couple on their spa sheet. All you need to do is book one person and both of you show up together!! Thats what we did
Thanks for the clarification - it seems worth the $89, but not twice that!
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:42 PM   #1659
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Thanks for the clarification - it seems worth the $89, but not twice that!
Your welcome ! Its worth the money in just the products they give you to use!!
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Hi all. I've been away for 2 weeks on vacation, and returned to a busted computer, needless to say... I'm a bit out of touch. Is there any earth shattering news since anout 3/25 that I should be aware of while I try to catch up? Thanks. Cindi
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:21 PM   #1661
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Late Dinning Linking

My travel agent is willing to link late seating dining together for any and all of us who want to do that. I will need the reservation number and the first/last name that the reservation is under. You can send me a message on Facebook -- my real name is Heather Johannessen, (if you need to become my friend first, that's fine!) Or send me a PM on here.

I'm not sure of the deadline but I can't imagine we have a lot of time so don't hesitate.

Let me know what else you need to know from me. I'm excited this ball is rolling.

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I haven't been on the DIS boards much. I'm working on reading through them and catching up but since dinning linking needs to be sooner rather than later I thought I should post this ASAP.

I'm interested in linking my reservations for late dinning with other DISers. I have been on our Facebook group and it seems that the late dinning is not currently linked but there seems to be some interest. Is there interest in linking and/or being the contact person?

I have never been the contact person before but I'm able and willing to figure it out and do it.

I'm not sure the easiest way to do this... maybe PM me or send me a Facebook message (Heather Johannessen) if you want to be in charge. I will call DCL tomorrow to find out what information I need from everyone to link the dinning.
If I don't hear from anyone by the time I call DCL I'll just assume I'll do it and let you know what information you need to message me in order to link up our dinning.

Our first DCL cruise was a transatlantic and a highlight of our experience was dinner and getting to know folks. I hope to have a similar experience again.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:31 PM   #1662
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Hi all. I've been away for 2 weeks on vacation, and returned to a busted computer, needless to say... I'm a bit out of touch. Is there any earth shattering news since anout 3/25 that I should be aware of while I try to catch up? Thanks. Cindi
Well North Korea doesn't seem to get the clue. I think that's about it.
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I think reading them in order is the best as the same people appear, getting older, and older story lines are mentioned too as you go through them. However maybe the ones on the cruise ship are a bit different in that respect with being away from the parks.

Yes, he did say that no. 7 would be the last book and set in Disneyland. What a shame. Though of course you can't go on forever and the children in the books really could possible be married with kids by now!!!

The film Disney after Dark really should have been Ridley Pearson's work but they didn't have him do it, just used some of his ideas!! Shame.
There was a book-signing of the new book at Downtown Disney yesterday. My 13-year old grandson got his book signed by Ridley Pearson - it turns out that they look remarkably alike!

I came across this article about how you (or your kids or grandkids) can help write the next KK book using the Kingdom Keepers App:

"Now, for the first time, readers get the chance to help write the seventh and final book in the series via the Kingdom Keepers Insider app, launching April 2nd. Available on all mobile devices, e-readers and online, the app will provide a groundbreaking interactive fan experience for readers of the Kingdom Keepers series, allowing them to follow along as Ridley Pearson writes, voting on plot points, character involvement, and locations—even contributing ideas for dialogue! Plus, there will be writing contests based on the previous book in the series and judged by Ridley Pearson, promoting writing and literacy in a safe environment with characters readers already know and love! "

Go to www.kingdomkeepersinsider.com to get involved.

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Prayers needed

For those that don't follow on Facebook - Anne Lucietto's DH had a stroke today. Don't know her DISname, but thought I would let everyone know here as well. He is stable now. Next 24 hrs are critical. Prayers and Pixie Dust needed!
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For those that don't follow on Facebook - Anne Lucietto's DH had a stroke today. Don't know her DISname, but thought I would let everyone know here as well. He is stable now. Next 24 hrs are critical. Prayers and Pixie Dust needed!
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