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Old 03-08-2011, 11:14 AM   #331
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I'm sure somewhere in all of these posts someone has mentioned this but our favorite tip has to be....
DIVERSIONS!! We spent many evenings down there, until about 11:30 playing yahtzee and having a quiet drink. It is almost always nearly deserted in there... so a nice place to relax after a busy day.
During the day the kids can come with you and there are board games you can use. Our girls loved Jenga and yahtzee and Princess Chutes and Ladders. If you have late seating for dinner, this is a good place to come get snacks before your show. Around 5:00 they put out wings, tortilla chips with salsa, sour cream and some other toppings, fresh veggies and I think there were always hotdogs too.
If you are a sports fan they always have some kind of game on TV.

The waiters/bartenders down in Diversions are the nicest guys. Definitely set aside some time to spend down there

I completely agree with this We found Diversions about midway through the cruise and if my DD wasn't in the club or the pool that was where she wanted to be. We also found it to be the absolutely perfect place to be on disembarkation morning after breakfast. We weren't in a huge hurry to get off the ship and didn't want to wait in line for the doors to open so we walked over to Diversions and played a few games. Then we got up about 8:00 or so and walked right off the boat.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:35 PM   #332
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Getting ready for our Dream cruise in June and loving this thread! Thanks for all the tips!
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:41 PM   #333
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Having just come off the Wonder for the MR trip (sob sob, only came off on Sunday and want to be back on!!), my best tip, and one I got off here is for the secret deck on deck 7. I spent loads of time on there, and most of the time it was deserted. Just take some towels from deck 9, suncream and a book and it was great.

One thing to note is depending on which way the wind is blowing, you may end up with black soot marks on you from the funnel. This happened to me and I reported it at guest services as I didn't know what it was, and they phoned my stateroom to tell me and to aplogise.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:44 PM   #334
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Another Diversions fan! On the EBTA that's where we would all 'rally' as people came back from their excursions. A relaxing beverage, a little snack and then off to dinner!

I have 13 days on the Wonder coming up and just hanging out there is one of the things I'm really looking forward to.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:51 PM   #335
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I'm sure somewhere in all of these posts someone has mentioned this but our favorite tip has to be....
DIVERSIONS!! We spent many evenings down there, until about 11:30 playing yahtzee and having a quiet drink. It is almost always nearly deserted in there... so a nice place to relax after a busy day.
During the day the kids can come with you and there are board games you can use. Our girls loved Jenga and yahtzee and Princess Chutes and Ladders. If you have late seating for dinner, this is a good place to come get snacks before your show. Around 5:00 they put out wings, tortilla chips with salsa, sour cream and some other toppings, fresh veggies and I think there were always hotdogs too.
If you are a sports fan they always have some kind of game on TV.

The waiters/bartenders down in Diversions are the nicest guys. Definitely set aside some time to spend down there
Wonderful idea -- thank you! I never realized we could take our DD in there before dinner. Sounds like a great place for some family time.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:23 PM   #336
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On a 4 day cruise, the restaurant that you like the least of the other two.......tell them you want to dine there on the first night of your cruise.That way you will not repeat that " least like " restaurant during the four days of cruisin'.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:46 AM   #337
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Okay, a PP mentioned the PassPorter's Treasure Hunt for WDW & DCL. Does anyone actually have one of those that they would be willing to make copies of the DCL pages and send to me? It's out of print, naturally, and the prices on eBay and Alibris range from $22.85 - $216.00!

Might have to resort to buying one, but as they are from 2006, I would rather get copies of the DCL pages and wait for a new edition (hopefully!) for our WDW trip in 2012...

Hoping someone out there can help...
I may have one that is on the computer let me ask my husband our cruise was fen of 2010 so I think it might be somewhat current send me a personal reminder if I take too long my husband is dizdaddy also
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I love your avatar Lady Shopper. Do you mind if I use the avatar? I was born in America, however my heart will always be in England.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:27 PM   #339
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I may have one that is on the computer let me ask my husband our cruise was fen of 2010 so I think it might be somewhat current send me a personal reminder if I take too long my husband is dizdaddy also
Ohhhhh Ohhhhh Me too!!!

If you do have it to share, I'd surely appreciate it!!!
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:32 PM   #340
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I may have one that is on the computer let me ask my husband our cruise was fen of 2010 so I think it might be somewhat current send me a personal reminder if I take too long my husband is dizdaddy also
So sorry, we have pp disney cruise line 2009 but not the treasure hunt, I would recommend going to the library to see if you can get the one you are looking for. Once again I'm so sorry to get your hopes up, I know I read that one so that's how I got it confused!
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[QUOTE=sherekhan;17440169]The more sharpies you put in, the prettier it will be. I gave them about 7 or 8 from a big pack with colors like aqua, orange, etc. They will even personalize it with your child's name if you request it. (Not that it's a big deal, but I didn't get the pens back)

One time I did a black mat and pillow case with metalic Sharpies. They came out great!
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The more sharpies you put in, the prettier it will be. I gave them about 7 or 8 from a big pack with colors like aqua, orange, etc. They will even personalize it with your child's name if you request it. (Not that it's a big deal, but I didn't get the pens back)

One time I did a black mat and pillow case with metalic Sharpies. They came out great!
Oh...one more thing, prewash any fabric you are going to write on whether using Sharpies or fabric markers. We have washed them with no problems, but we use them as pillow shams, not sleeping pillows, don't want to wash them too much.
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When we went on our cruise last October, I stopped by Target and got some plates for the characters to sign. Put them in a bag with our stateroom number along with some sharpies.

This pictures does not do it justice:



We've also done the blank picture frame mats.
The Mickey plates, tumblers, and other serving pieces are on CLEARANCE at Target. I got the set of 4 white Mickey glove appetizer plates for $3.48.
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The Mickey plates, tumblers, and other serving pieces are on CLEARANCE at Target. I got the set of 4 white Mickey glove appetizer plates for $3.48.
I didn't see them at our Target. I ordered the gloves from LaughingPlace at $10 a piece, dang!
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