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Old 06-29-2013, 06:21 AM   #1576
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I just wanted to post a picture of what I had signed at guest services. It was a plate I got from WDW for $12.95. Guest services asked who I wanted to sign and I said as many as possible. She said usually they only do fab 5 or princesses but she would see what she could do. This is what came back to our stateroom. Admittedly it had Princess Tiana twice but I still love it.

Here is the LINK to the plate.

It looks great, but Princess Tiana should've let someone else sign it instead of signing twice. At least she used two different colors. I love the plate idea!
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:34 AM   #1577
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I just wanted to post a picture of what I had signed at guest services. It was a plate I got from WDW for $12.95. Guest services asked who I wanted to sign and I said as many as possible. She said usually they only do fab 5 or princesses but she would see what she could do. This is what came back to our stateroom. Admittedly it had Princess Tiana twice but I still love it.

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Old 06-29-2013, 09:07 AM   #1578
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Are you sure about the tips for room service? Everything, literally, that I have rad about tipping room service said you needed dollar bills. It would be so much easier if I didn't need to bring a ton of ones!
We were on the dream and asked for a slip and were provided one. I don't know if the slips are a ship specific thing or if you have to ask. We didn't know about the small bills tip before our last cruise so were unprepared. I would think that they would absolutely provide a slip if asked but would certainly prefer the cash.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:47 AM   #1579
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We were just on the 4 day Bahamian cruise Mar 31 - Apr 4th and they allowed us to give 2 photo mats for signatures (we had two kids in our room). I asked for 2 big photo mats (I had the sandwiched between cardboard for protection).
Can you specify "nicely" to sign for a horizontal picture?
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:57 AM   #1580
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Can you specify "nicely" to sign for a horizontal picture?
Absolutely! When you drop it off to GS you complete a form that accompanies your item. There is a comment sections available and you can write in portrait/landscape easily.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:16 PM   #1581
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What items have they refused to sign? Thanks!
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:23 PM   #1582
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I just wanted to post a picture of what I had signed at guest services. It was a plate I got from WDW for $12.95. Guest services asked who I wanted to sign and I said as many as possible. She said usually they only do fab 5 or princesses but she would see what she could do. This is what came back to our stateroom. Admittedly it had Princess Tiana twice but I still love it.

Here is the LINK to the plate.
That looks awesome!
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:19 PM   #1583
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Absolutely! When you drop it off to GS you complete a form that accompanies your item. There is a comment sections available and you can write in portrait/landscape easily.
Also, from experience and to reiterate what I believe I saw early in this thread......use a pencil and create a border on the mat or they will sign right up to the edge, and then it will get lost in your frame. Ask that they stay inside of the border.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:21 PM   #1584
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Also, from experience and to reiterate what I believe I saw early in this thread......use a pencil and create a border on the mat or they will sign right up to the edge, and then it will get lost in your frame. Ask that they stay inside of the border.
Or painter's tape.

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Old 06-30-2013, 10:32 PM   #1585
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Mum from Oz, that plate is awesome! Did they draw the middle Mickey? Or did it come like that with the Mickey in the middle? Love it!
Since you are local, pretty sure I saw these at World of Disney, Downtown Disney, DLR.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:21 AM   #1586
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Or painter's tape.

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That's what we used, and I wrote along the edges of the tape which direction to sign.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:54 AM   #1587
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On the room service front. I ordered room service almost 14 straight nights on the Wonder and not once did I ever get a slip to sign, so that meant that to leave my gratuity i would need to have small bills. Glad I did or those poor room service runners would not have gotten a tip from me if I did not have my stash of 1's. so have a stash of small bills is a great tip in my book.

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This must vary from ship to ship. We have sailed twice on the Dream and have always been provided with a slip. We did specify that we needed them to bring the slip ONCE on our most recent cruise, but never before that.

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Thank you so much for this info. I always want to order room service but I never remember to bring ones with me. A couple 5s if I'm lucky. So glad I can just charge a tip to the room.
We rarely have singles so we always just sign the slip. When phoning in your order, you can request the slip if you want to make certain that they bring one, but I haven't found it necessary. I did request it once because we were out of singles and I wanted to make sure and leave a tip but that was once out of several orders.

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Same here. Never got a slip to sign. But I haven't been on the Dream or the Fantasy. My last cruise, I sailed with my mom, her first cruise. We just had a spot where I put our $1s in an envelope and I just told her how to tip. Worked out great.
It must be the difference between the "classics" and the "dream" class because 2 cruises on the Dream and we have always been presented with the slip.

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We were on the dream and asked for a slip and were provided one. I don't know if the slips are a ship specific thing or if you have to ask. We didn't know about the small bills tip before our last cruise so were unprepared. I would think that they would absolutely provide a slip if asked but would certainly prefer the cash.
We bring very little cash with us and actually thought on our first cruise that we wouldn't be able to get room service since we didn't have small bills but we found that not to be the case at all. Both cruises on the Dream and we have always been given the slip. Sometimes we pay in cash but if we are out of small bills or need it for something else, then we just sign the slip. I figure they prefer us to leave a tip on the slip versus no tip at all because we are out of cash.

Just to clarify, I would never not leave a tip. Other posters mentioned them preferring cash over the slip, so I was simply stating that they probably prefer the slip over no tip at all.
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The discussion of slips for room service is so interesting: we have been on the Wonder, the Magic and the Fantasy and order a LOT of room service, and have never gotten a slip to sign.

Another cruise secret that worked for us on our recent cruise was Cabanas on disembarkation morning. We tried that tip this time and loved it. We have always disliked the breakfast in the MDRs the last day: rushed, grumpy-ish servers, pre-plated food. While it was not "advertised" that you could go to Cabanas, we just showed up there when we were ready and nobody questioned us. The food selection was better and we could go at our own pace. I will do this from now on!
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:46 PM   #1589
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We usually bring a strap or two of $2 bills.

They love them because they are usually hard to find and some cultures consider them to be lucky....at least it is something different and when we are able to get brand new crisp bills they love them even more.

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Old 07-01-2013, 02:02 PM   #1590
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That plate idea is awesome. Looking around I also found this one...
Animator's Palette Appetizer Plate - Disney Cruise Line
Very nice and a DCL item and also one of our favorite restaurants.

Sells for $21.95
http://www.disneystore.com/animators...18967/1000352/
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