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Old 02-23-2011, 11:09 PM   #271
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Thanks for the great ideas. We sail on the Dream in 3 1/2 weeks. We will use many of the tips!
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:44 PM   #272
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Just curious why you're choosing SM over FE?
Doing both. SM for adults only.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:51 PM   #273
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My guess is that this is part of the Disney consistency thing and yes they probably would have to learn the "right" way to do a signature.
I agree. We are at Disneyland almost weekly. See all the characters (same characters, different 'faces') and have many autographs books. Same names, same signatures, all looking almost identical.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:13 AM   #274
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Journals at Target

Not a secret but something some might be interested in!

On the way home from our recent cruise my wife was going through a particular afternoon on the ship and stopped to ask me...what did we do after that?

Well I went to Target recently and happened upon 3 different style journals, about 5" X 8" with 120 pages. One was just Mickey on the front, one was several cartoon panels of Mickey and the other was a Mickey Hand and buttons of his pants.


So from now on, anytime the mood strikes, we will be making cruise journal entries like what we ate and how good it was, what someone said that was memorable or funny, etc.

Got 1 of each but may go back and clean them out to share with fellow DBers we cruise with!

In the school/office supply area at Target! $5.99
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:58 AM   #275
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Great Tip! Now I need to go check out the local Target.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:42 PM   #276
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This has been posted before, but what fun things can you do that DCL doesn't tell you about? We are going to be on the ship for 25 Days and want to utilize all the little "secrets" DCL doesn't tell you about.. Here's what I came up with:

1. Pillow cases with signatures
2. Ordering cookies and milk from room service before bed.

What else????
Sorry, didn't read through this whole thread -- but can relate to doing 25 days onboard. We did b2b in 2007 (10-day Med and 14-day Transatlantic) and LOVED it.

Favorites: Loved not having to disembark between cruises. REALLY enjoyed going to breakfast that morning with no luggage and watching everyone else scramble to get off the ship. Sat in the atrium for a while and watched the debarkation. Soooooo relaxing (wink wink). Did get off the ship at about 11 a.m. to go into the port to have our embarkation picture taken as a souvenir for the second cruise, then spent the morning in the pools watching the crew clean and prep the ship!

Doing movie night in our room twice -- ordered room service and watched movies on the TV. Very relaxing.

Doing Topsiders for dinner twice instead of formal night. Having done it three times on the trip already, decided to forego the last formal and semi-formal.

Loved the freedom of skipping the shows during the second cruise as we had seen them and went to the movies or enjoyed our room or sat up on deck or went to the pools (empty because everyone was at the shows or dinner).
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:47 PM   #277
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Not a secret but something some might be interested in!

On the way home from our recent cruise my wife was going through a particular afternoon on the ship and stopped to ask me...what did we do after that?

Well I went to Target recently and happened upon 3 different style journals, about 5" X 8" with 120 pages. One was just Mickey on the front, one was several cartoon panels of Mickey and the other was a Mickey Hand and buttons of his pants.


So from now on, anytime the mood strikes, we will be making cruise journal entries like what we ate and how good it was, what someone said that was memorable or funny, etc.

Got 1 of each but may go back and clean them out to share with fellow DBers we cruise with!

In the school/office supply area at Target! $5.99
They carry Disney journals at the 99 Cent Store too. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:21 PM   #278
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Just thought I would share this as something special - I don't know if its something you can ASK for but if you should a helping spirit you may get picked for it!

One night when I was pin trading early on my 1st cruise I was at the Limited Edition Pin stand that they bring out every night and I was explaining to different parents what Pin Trading was and how it worked because there kids were asking to do it - then I would trade or give a pin to the kids to get them started - I was then asked by one of the CM if I would like to participate in Officer Pin Trading on the Semi-Formal Night. I got an offical invitation in my Fish and then a certificate afterwards saying that I had participated. I stood in line with all the officers and traded with people before going to dinner...it was fun and I got quite a few great pins out of it
DD would geek out over this.....I set her up for it, and if it happens will be a magic moment

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Old 02-24-2011, 05:01 PM   #279
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Love all the idea's thank you. This will be our first cruise, so it's good to know.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:42 PM   #280
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I don't know if this has been said, 'cause I didn't read all the posts, but...on our recent cruise, while walking through the lobby during some sort of "Meet the Captain" event, they offered complimentary cocktails! Can't beat it!
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:25 PM   #281
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Great ideas! we leave for our first cruise in 9 days!
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:33 PM   #282
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Sorry, didn't read through this whole thread -- but can relate to doing 25 days onboard. We did b2b in 2007 (10-day Med and 14-day Transatlantic) and LOVED it.
Wow! sounds like a great trip. DH and I are looking at adults ABD in Italy, then cruise. He wants Med, and I would like Transatlantic to get us home. Did you do a trip report? Would love to hear all about your experience.
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:36 PM   #283
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Wow! sounds like a great trip. DH and I are looking at adults ABD in Italy, then cruise. He wants Med, and I would like Transatlantic to get us home. Did you do a trip report? Would love to hear all about your experience.
I would be glad to mail you a "shorter" version of our trip report.
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:13 PM   #285
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A little while ago someone posted on this thread that you can make coke floats.

Great idea!

I also like them with root beer.

Tip: If you are going to try one and have never made one before, put the coke or root beer in first and then the vanilla ice cream.

If you put ice cream in a glass and then add the soda, you might end up with froth all over yourself.
Just wanted to add, if you want rootbeer, you have to bring it on yourself.
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