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Old 04-08-2013, 05:33 PM   #1411
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The background (the white one for sure....I don't remember if this appiled to other backgrounds) flows down onto the floor, so you are standing/sitting on part of the drape. The don't want it dirty or torn, so you have to take your shoes off.
I didn't mind my shoes off on the white background, but I minded when they told us to lie down on them. It was pretty funny, the looks on our faces. But the guy was right. Plus the white thing was dirty anyway. Can you imagine how dirty they'd be with everyone's shoes on?

Those weird lay-down pics were the BEST family pics we've ever taken (photographer did an awesome job w/lighting, framing, suggested poses), and we are literally photo-obsessed (DSLR, photo studios, fastpasses, the whole shebang).
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:54 PM   #1412
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Take every opportunity possible to take pictures. Use the white background every chance and don't be afraid to make several outfit changes. I had our family picture taken, a Christmas picture taken and a session with just our girls. Take as many as u want and u will then have tons to chose from. I suggest buying the cd and and knowing it from the start and then go picture crazy.....

Also love love love ordering room service. Late night Mickey ice cream bars, cookies and milk and ordering morning coffee for mornings when u need a lil extra help getting out of bed for excursions or disembark day
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:58 PM   #1413
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Oh and my favorite is book another cruise before u get off. U get a great discount as a good on board credit. I suggest booking the cheapest cruise for two people and then u can always change the reservation later. The reason behind choosing the cheapest cruise is it will require the smallest deposit. Book one that is as far out as possible so u can take your time and change it.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:01 PM   #1414
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Oh and my favorite is book another cruise before u get off. U get a great discount as a good on board credit. I suggest booking the cheapest cruise for two people and then u can always change the reservation later. The reason behind choosing the cheapest cruise is it will require the smallest deposit. Book one that is as far out as possible so u can take your time and change it.
Great tip! Is it cheaper to book for just one person? Or does it have to be 2 people?

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Old 04-08-2013, 08:08 PM   #1415
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Great tip! Is it cheaper to book for just one person? Or does it have to be 2 people?

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The charge for one person is 200% of a single occupant, so it will be the same rate and deposit as one person.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:25 PM   #1416
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Oh and my favorite is book another cruise before u get off. U get a great discount as a good on board credit. I suggest booking the cheapest cruise for two people and then u can always change the reservation later. The reason behind choosing the cheapest cruise is it will require the smallest deposit. Book one that is as far out as possible so u can take your time and change it.
Same deposit for one or two people.
Also u can book a reservation for family members or friends who r not on cruise with u. All u need is their names, birth dates and address. This way if they were going to possibly join u on the next vacation they will enjoy the same on board booking benefits.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:29 PM   #1417
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Another tip is for parents to babies n infants.

Disney cruise line offers the following upon request.
Bed railings on any bed top or bottom bunk
A in room pack n play
A in room diaper genie
In the main dining room they will steam any vegetable or purée any fruit, veggie or food item..... Fresh baby food
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:40 PM   #1418
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Take every opportunity possible to take pictures. Use the white background every chance and don't be afraid to make several outfit changes. I had our family picture taken, a Christmas picture taken and a session with just our girls. Take as many as u want and u will then have tons to chose from. I suggest buying the cd and and knowing it from the start and then go picture crazy.....

Also love love love ordering room service. Late night Mickey ice cream bars, cookies and milk and ordering morning coffee for mornings when u need a lil extra help getting out of bed for excursions or disembark day
Stupid question: Where is the "white background"? Thanks.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:49 AM   #1419
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Stupid question: Where is the "white background"? Thanks.
When they , the photo department, are taking formal pictures that is one of the portable backdrops that are set up around the ship, usually in the crenter atrium where ther is a bigger spot for it is popular. In the Med. they have backdrops that reflect old world Europe as backdrops.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:03 AM   #1420
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Another tip is for parents to babies n infants.

Disney cruise line offers the following upon request.
Bed railings on any bed top or bottom bunk
A in room pack n play
A in room diaper genie
In the main dining room they will steam any vegetable or purée any fruit, veggie or food item..... Fresh baby food
Do you have to request bed rails in advance, or how do you obtain them?
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:18 AM   #1421
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Do you have to request bed rails in advance, or how do you obtain them?
Taking advice from the boards, I called DCL yesterday and they added them to my reservation for my 4 year old. Was so easy!!
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:19 PM   #1422
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Do you have to request bed rails in advance, or how do you obtain them?
Call DCL and request the diaper genie, bed rails or pack n play and whatever you request will be in your room when you board. I suggest calling ahead of time and making any request never wait until you are onboard
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Same deposit for one or two people.
Also u can book a reservation for family members or friends who r not on cruise with u. All u need is their names, birth dates and address. This way if they were going to possibly join u on the next vacation they will enjoy the same on board booking benefits.
We are a family of 5, and would all stay in one room. Can I book a room for two and then add the kids later, and upgrade the room? Or do I need to add the kids when I do the on-board booking?
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:26 PM   #1424
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We are a family of 5, and would all stay in one room. Can I book a room for two and then add the kids later, and upgrade the room? Or do I need to add the kids when I do the on-board booking?
You can book any cruise for any category while on the ship. I always book the farthest out three day bahama cruise. This will require the smallest deposit. Then later when I have the chance to look over my schedule and I have the cruise in mind that I want to book I call back and change my reservation. At that time I book the category I want for the number of people I want, keep in mind that your deposit will now require you to pay more money since you have changed cruises and added kids.
For the dummy reservation (DCL does not call it a dummy reservation so do not go up and ask to book a dummy res) I book usually book for me and my husband on the farthest out 3 day cruise.
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We are a family of 5, and would all stay in one room. Can I book a room for two and then add the kids later, and upgrade the room? Or do I need to add the kids when I do the on-board booking?
MickeyWatcher, while the deposit will be less if you book a "dummy" reservation for only 2 people you could run the risk of not being able to get a room for 5 in the category you want if the deck reaches capacity. That happened to us. We booked a dummy room, for 2, for a particular stateroom that said it could sleep 4. Then when I went to add my kids I couldn't. I called DCL & they said that the deck had reached capacity so I would have to change my entire reservation to see what was available. The mistake cost us a couple hundred because by that time the cheaper rooms, available for 4, where gone.
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