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Old 07-01-2013, 08:53 PM   #376
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Ok... I have a new confession. Please don't laugh but I must confess I have no idea what FE stands for!
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:56 PM   #377
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Ok... I have a new confession. Please don't laugh but I must confess I have no idea what FE stands for!
It's ok. I have no idea what YMMV stands for. Or something like that...something with MMV My eyes just stare at it for seconds and I try to think it out in my head. Then I want to take a nap.

FE: Fish Extender
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:00 PM   #378
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FE = Fish Extender. It is an exchange you can choose to do where you give gifts for all those participating, and in turn you get gifts from those people.


YMMV = your mileage may vary. In other words, you may have a different experience or outcome from the poster.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:02 PM   #379
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FE = Fish Extender. It is an exchange you can choose to do where you give gifts for all those participating, and in turn you get gifts from those people.


YMMV = your mileage may vary. In other words, you may have a different experience or outcome from the poster.
OMG! How was I suppose to get that? I can't wait to use it. Thank you!
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:07 PM   #380
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Here are mine:

We participate in the FE because our son loves it and I think it's fun too, but pretty much all the stuff we've gotten is in a box in the basement that I have yet to go through (2 cruises worth)

I fill up my refillable mug directly from the soda fountains. It doesn't touch anything and seems pretty sanitary to me (if it's good enough for Subway, it's good enough for me!). Filling up the little cups to dump in my cup is a waste of time and it dirties a cup (and it seems it would irritate people waiting to use the machine).

We've done the Exotic Rasul on both our cruises. The first cruise my parents were along and we said we had a "couples spa appointment". Then later we gave conflicting reports as to what the spa treatment entailed. Whoops...
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:11 PM   #381
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FE = Fish Extender. It is an exchange you can choose to do where you give gifts for all those participating, and in turn you get gifts from those people.

YMMV = your mileage may vary. In other words, you may have a different experience or outcome from the poster.
Thanks!
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:14 PM   #382
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Agree on FE but i have decided I'm just going to buy stuff for DS(7) and secretly put things in his FE. It will save me a ton of time and money
Very smart of you.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:40 PM   #383
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We have never once stood in line for a characters autograph on board.
We take candy for the room service people.... Even after so many folks here say that crew members don't want it.
Every time my kids ask me (at home) to go to a amusement park or water park I tell them 'how about I take you on a Disney cruise in January instead?' It works every time, and I don't have to spend $150 for broken down old rides and crappy popcorn!!
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:15 AM   #384
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Every time my kids ask me (at home) to go to a amusement park or water park I tell them 'how about I take you on a Disney cruise in January instead?' It works every time, and I don't have to spend $150 for broken down old rides and crappy popcorn!!
Will u be my moomy? :D
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:14 AM   #385
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:27 AM   #386
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We have never once stood in line for a characters autograph on board.
We take candy for the room service people.... Even after so many folks here say that crew members don't want it.
Every time my kids ask me (at home) to go to a amusement park or water park I tell them 'how about I take you on a Disney cruise in January instead?' It works every time, and I don't have to spend $150 for broken down old rides and crappy popcorn!!
The CM's don't want candy?? Never heard of that My daughter is a CM and i have been told to bring enough chocolate for all YAC's so my suitcase is half full without clothes
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:39 AM   #387
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CM's are people. Every rule doesn't apply. Some will like candy, some will not. They ALL will display appreciation. Is that sincere? Who knows? But, don't be naive enough o believe that that all do or don't want it.

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Old 07-02-2013, 12:19 PM   #388
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The CM's don't want candy?? Never heard of that My daughter is a CM and i have been told to bring enough chocolate for all YAC's so my suitcase is half full without clothes
It's a bit of a hot topic on these boards- but I personally would love it if people gave me candy, so I take lots and give it out. Especially for the positions that aren't tipped, like your daughter. Why other people have a problem with the idea is beyond my comprehension! Chocolate? Yes Please!!!
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Will u be my moomy? :D
Haha Yes, but we are out of bedrooms at home, available college funds or vacation funds and no extra beds in our stateroom. So as long as you pay your own way- I will be your moomy
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:11 PM   #390
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We go on our first cruise this fall, but have been to WDW several times. We have two DD's and between the two of them, we have TONS of autograph books. It is better for us now, but a couple of our trips were all about getting every autograph possible and fitting in rides if we had time. Truth is- I can't stand "wasting" all of that time getting every autograph.

That said, I will share how I explained it to a former boss. He was giving me the "I don't get why you want to go to WDW when you could spend less and go to Destin" speech. He is a huge golfer, so I said "imagine if you could go to a resort and get all of your favorite golfers' autographs and just be immersed in golf for a week. For children, meeting Cinderella and other characters and getting their picture and autograph is a dream."

I know some people think a picture with a character should be enough, without taking the time for an autograph, but if you met your favorite celebrity or athlete, would a picture be enough or wouldn't you also want their autograph? I admitted earlier in this post that I can't stand the time it takes, but for our kids it is worth much more than we realize.

Please don't read this as a criticism of anyone/ any post. I do not mean this as a flame for anyone. I get so frustrated and impatient in character lines. It is at those times that I remember the joy my DD's have when they go through their books and enjoy how the different characters write their names.
I'm old, really old and my favorite souvenir EVER is my Disney Storybook Collection that has the autograph of every character from every story in it. Yes, even the paw prints of Lady and Tramp! My very good friend Chip spent a few months getting it autographed by all his friends and mailed it to me. I do understand why the children want the autographs.

No, wait, that is not my all time favorite souvenir, my all time favorite would be the pencil with the pennant flag on it from Disneyland that my future husband bought for me the night I first met him in 1967. That still lays on my nightstand.
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