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Old 06-08-2011, 07:59 PM   #526
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This isn't a "secret", but a suggestion. When on a DCL excursion, put your character sticker on a backpack or underneath something. We came back from a great cruise in the Med, and all our photos had the stickers on them!
I wear my laynard and put the sticker inside it and don't even take off the back of the sticker. You won't loose it and you wont have a # or Character in your photo.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:16 PM   #527
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OK...so here's what I've got so far, thanks to all of you

1) Deck 7 - quiet little spot
2) Bubba kegs are ok - just fill with the cups by the Deck 9 station, not directly into the BK
3) Diversions is a lovely late afternoon, well, diversion
4) Photo mattes, can add a "Wonder" sticker, sticky note for photo orientation, ziplock bag with sharpies in all colours, or black, drop off first thing
5) Same with pillowcases - prewash, markers, labeled, drop off early
6) Lots of treats, yummies, phone cards, for our fabulous CMs and Youth Acitivities CMs
7) Fish extenders...too cute!!
8) Shower/shave for DH at the locker room - he will so appreciate that. He wasn't really thrilled about the cruise room size shower situation
9) MAgnets ONLY for the doors, no tape, poster stick, zip, nada
10)Clothespins!
11)Travel clock
12)TV on bridge view or basketball court at night, muted, sign comes up, inside cabin gets lighter
13)Drink O' the day from the bar, not the waiter traveling around
14)Power bar
15)No need to bring books or magazines/can borrow from the Cove
16)Mickey Bars are room service available! Woohoo!
17)Bring on a Box of wine in our carryon
18)Bring day bag/carryon with swimsuits and FE, etc
19)Small USD bills
20)Flashlight
21)Grungy undies, and toss 'em!! LOL!

I know I missed some great tips, but will reread for more!! Thanks everyone!!

Do these tips apply to all the Disney Cruise Ships? For example when you say Deck 7 is a quite spot is that just for The Magic and Wonder or does that include the Dream as well? Same with Diversions and where ever it is you can find the shuffle boards??
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:31 PM   #528
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I wear my laynard and put the sticker inside it and don't even take off the back of the sticker. You won't loose it and you wont have a # or Character in your photo.
There's an idea, but knowing me I would probably forget to take off the lanyard and end up with it on all my photos!
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:06 PM   #529
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Do these tips apply to all the Disney Cruise Ships? For example when you say Deck 7 is a quite spot is that just for The Magic and Wonder or does that include the Dream as well? Same with Diversions and where ever it is you can find the shuffle boards??

The "secret" veranda on deck seven is only on the Magic and Wonder. Diversions is on the Wonder, it might have a different name on the MAgic. I assume there is some sort of the same type lounge on the Dream, but I won't know till November.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:26 PM   #530
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Subbing. Great tips! Thanks.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:30 PM   #531
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Regarding No. 13, get DOD from bar, not walking waiter, may I ask why?
I like to have a couple (OK, Few) drinks on vacaiton and cruise often but never knew I should go to bar instead.
Thanks so much!
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:04 PM   #532
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Regarding No. 13, get DOD from bar, not walking waiter, may I ask why?
I like to have a couple (OK, Few) drinks on vacaiton and cruise often but never knew I should go to bar instead.
Thanks so much!
I think the ones on the waiters tray may have been made a while ago, and ice is melted and they aren't as fresh/cold. Plus I think the bartenders like the interface with passengers, and might take more care making the individual drinks (it doesn't hurt that the bartender gets that tip vs the walking waiter).
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My DS and DH would go to Diversions (on the Wonder) in the late afternoon and take a big plate full of those wings. When you get them from room service, you get about a half dozen.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:46 PM   #534
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Regarding No. 13, get DOD from bar, not walking waiter, may I ask why?
I like to have a couple (OK, Few) drinks on vacaiton and cruise often but never knew I should go to bar instead.
Thanks so much!
When I read this tip before our first cruise, I thought maybe the drinks were stronger from the bar than the waiters (like when we get our mint juleps at the Derby), but they are poured from the same container of pre-mixed drinks. We found the reason to be as stated above - less watered down and colder, fresher drinks. If you watch the waiters they can be standing around for 30 minutes with the same drinks on their trays.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:59 PM   #535
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IPod alarm clocks are on the Wonder. You need a degree in mathematics or mechanical engineering to set the alarm on one, though.
I'm laughing here because our first night on the Dream I couldn't set that darm alarm for anything!!! Not sure if it is the same one as the Wonder.

My husband was making fun of me UNTIL he tried and failed. It never did get set.
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:56 PM   #536
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Just read somewhere you can request WARM cookies from room service.
IDK, cause I haven't tried yet, but wouldn't that rock?

We got warm chocolate chip cookies, warm oatmeal raisin cookies and ice cold milk. YUMMY!!
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:17 AM   #537
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Subbing. Thanks for the great tips!
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:09 PM   #538
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I'm laughing here because our first night on the Dream I couldn't set that darm alarm for anything!!! Not sure if it is the same one as the Wonder.

My husband was making fun of me UNTIL he tried and failed. It never did get set.

I couldn't do it either. Finally gave up and used my wife's Iphone and used the clock and alarm on it.

I would probably still be there trying to figure it out.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:47 PM   #539
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Great tips everyone! Can't wait to try them out in August!
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