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Old 01-09-2012, 10:30 PM   #16
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I think that sound fun!

I have been meaning to ask... since I am somewhat a newbie, what does FE mean?
Fish Extender. Outside your stateroom is a metal fish on the wall - it is there to hold your "mail" - reminders about spa appointments , invitations to special events , your onboard account statements , things like that. A fish extender hangs from the fish, and has pockets for the occupants of the stateroom. Those of us who participate in the FE agree to bring a gift for each other participant (either one gift per room, one per family, one per person; depending on the "rules" of your group or personal preference). Then throughout your cruise, you deliver your gifts to the other FE rooms - and find gifts that they have left for you in yours! It's a fun way to add to the excitement of your cruise - but completely optional.

The fish extenders themselves can be homemade, bought, fancy or simple. Some people make their own, some buy them from sellers on etsy or ebay - some even just use a simple tote hanging from the fish. There's no right or wrong way to make one, just like there's no right or wrong way to choose the gifts you give. Every FE is special, and every gift is appreciated.

The FAQ sticky thread has links to several threads all about FE.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:33 AM   #17
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I think that sound fun!

I have been meaning to ask... since I am somewhat a newbie, what does FE mean?
Fish Extender
Outside of each cabin, there is a metal fish that the crew use to leave messages, etc for people in their cabins. The FE is a (generally) cloth device with several pockets, that "extends" the fish by hanging off of it, and adding pocket space for folks in an organized "FE Exchange" to leave you small gifts.

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Old 01-10-2012, 11:47 AM   #18
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Who's in for doing Fish Extenders? Anyone be wanting to join in on the fun? This is the first time I'm organizing the FE. If there is someone with experience in organizing FE and want to do is OK with me.

This is the information we need...

Screen Name
# of People - All adults and children
# of Adults
# of Children
Age(s) of Boy(s)
Age(s) of Girl(s)
Real Name - First name only
Comments - Allergies, connected to other rooms (etc.)

If you have a roomie who wants to participate in the FE exchange, be sure to note that in your comments, so when others are delivering you will get 2 gifts.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #19
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I think that sound fun!

I have been meaning to ask... since I am somewhat a newbie, what does FE mean?
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2857754
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:13 PM   #20
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I am TOTALLY in!!

This sounds like a blast!!!

I just emailed my DF to see if it is something he wants to do, if not no biggie I'll participate anyways. It is our honeymoon after all More fun trinkets to remember the moment the better

Thanks for clearing up the FE and sorry it took me so long to see you explain them ::sigh:: somehow I missed the replies and it took my till now to realise you had all responded, thanks guys

So I guess the next question is how to proceed... I am definitely a fan of the "Our Last Wander on the Wonder" title... Should be start a new thread for the FE group that could be linked under our cruise meet thread, that way those not participating in both wont be bogged down with double info.. just a thought
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:01 PM   #21
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Guys I decided to change the date of he cruise. I'm on the Oct 28, 2012. I hope you all have a great cruise!!!!
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:20 AM   #22
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Guys I decided to change the date of he cruise. I'm on the Oct 28, 2012. I hope you all have a great cruise!!!!


Well shoot I think I'll be in my own FE group no one else seems to be here
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:40 PM   #23
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Guys I decided to change the date of he cruise. I'm on the Oct 28, 2012. I hope you all have a great cruise!!!!
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Well shoot I think I'll be in my own FE group no one else seems to be here
You can give your stateroom host(ess) a bunch of gifts and tell him/her to leave you one every day!

Since steelek_29 jumped ship (sorry, bad pun! ), I can coordinate the FE. Anyone who wants to join, just send me your info via PM and I'll do the list that way.

I'm hoping we get some action on this thread! Only a little over 10 months until we set sail!!!
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:12 PM   #24
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It's getting closer

I'm starting to get very excited about this.... it came to be that I will be getting on a plane 10 months from now to head down to LA for the cruise. Of course I'm going to spend a couple of extra days at Disneyland before we head out. I hope in the coming months there are more people that start showing up for this board. All of those who got bounced for the canceled cruises at the end of the month I hope you join up with us. Or if you can join the Panama Cruise... all the more power to you.... wish I could do it as well.

I hope to see more on here soon. I'm in for FE exchange as well... we had a blast with the one on my last cruise.

So all those ready to enjoy the last wonder cruise to mexico.... get ready to have some fun.
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I'm starting to get very excited about this.... it came to be that I will be getting on a plane 10 months from now to head down to LA for the cruise. Of course I'm going to spend a couple of extra days at Disneyland before we head out. I hope in the coming months there are more people that start showing up for this board. All of those who got bounced for the canceled cruises at the end of the month I hope you join up with us. Or if you can join the Panama Cruise... all the more power to you.... wish I could do it as well.

I hope to see more on here soon. I'm in for FE exchange as well... we had a blast with the one on my last cruise.

So all those ready to enjoy the last wonder cruise to mexico.... get ready to have some fun.
DH and I are spending a few days at Disneyland before the cruise too! We just put a deposit down today! It will be our first trip to Disneyland EVER!!!
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:10 PM   #26
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Sorry I vanished... but the slow site has had me avoiding the DIS boards

YEAH! Our group is at three now

Remind me again what info you need...

As per DL before hand, per my reading it seems as though Mon-Thur are the best days to do. Not sure how much time you will have before hand, but my fiance and I will be avoiding DL Fri-Sun, Touring plans has those days listed at a 7s, while Mon-Thur are 3s.

Is anyone interested in doing a meet-up our first day at sea? Maybe go to one of the lounges for an hour and have a"Drink and meet"
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:52 PM   #27
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Fe exchange!

Anyone who wants to participate in the FE, please send me a PM.

Include:
screen name
stateroom number (if you don't know yet, say that, and update me when you are assigned)
number of adults in the room and whether male or female
number of children in room, male/female and ages
if anyone in the room has an allergy we all need to know about - for instance, to peanuts, so no one includes peanut M&Ms in their gifts

Some groups like to include "personalized" gifts with first names, or family names. If anyone wants to do personalized gifts, let me know, otherwise we can skip the real names until we meet on the ship! I know a lot of people who would be uncomfortable giving out their real names over the internet, even in a PM on the boards here.

I'd like to ask that everyone who wants to participate in the FE have their info to me before November 1 so the list can be finalized in enough time for everyone to do their gifts. I will send out the list on Nov. 2nd so everyone has a month to prepare.

If anyone needs more information on what a FE is, the FAQ sticky has links to great info threads on what FE are, how exchanges work, and how to make FE and gifts.
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Is anyone interested in doing a meet-up our first day at sea? Maybe go to one of the lounges for an hour and have a"Drink and meet"
I think this is a great idea. If the group stays this small, one meet should be fine! If we have a bunch more people hop on here, we might want to add a second meet...but we'll see.

Our first full day, Monday the 3rd, is a sea day. How about a meet in the early afternoon? I know we'll be trying for a brunch spot at Palo in the morning! Say, sometime around 2? Diversions or the Promenade Lounge tend to be good spots, unless there are activities going on in those spots - which we won't know until we get there.

Of course, if we preferred something in the morning that would be ok too. What does everyone think?
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Anyone who wants to participate in the FE, please send me a PM.

Include:
screen name
stateroom number (if you don't know yet, say that, and update me when you are assigned)
number of adults in the room and whether male or female
number of children in room, male/female and ages
if anyone in the room has an allergy we all need to know about - for instance, to peanuts, so no one includes peanut M&Ms in their gifts

Some groups like to include "personalized" gifts with first names, or family names. If anyone wants to do personalized gifts, let me know, otherwise we can skip the real names until we meet on the ship! I know a lot of people who would be uncomfortable giving out their real names over the internet, even in a PM on the boards here.

I'd like to ask that everyone who wants to participate in the FE have their info to me before November 1 so the list can be finalized in enough time for everyone to do their gifts. I will send out the list on Nov. 2nd so everyone has a month to prepare.

If anyone needs more information on what a FE is, the FAQ sticky has links to great info threads on what FE are, how exchanges work, and how to make FE and gifts.
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I think this is a great idea. If the group stays this small, one meet should be fine! If we have a bunch more people hop on here, we might want to add a second meet...but we'll see.

Our first full day, Monday the 3rd, is a sea day. How about a meet in the early afternoon? I know we'll be trying for a brunch spot at Palo in the morning! Say, sometime around 2? Diversions or the Promenade Lounge tend to be good spots, unless there are activities going on in those spots - which we won't know until we get there.

Of course, if we preferred something in the morning that would be ok too. What does everyone think?
Alright PM sent Let me know if you got it. I some how tend to screw up sending them

Anywho can't wait for our cruise! This will be SOOOO much fun

So should we say if our group stays 15 or under we do one meet, if it goes over number that we could shoot for the first day at sea we meet, then meet again on the last day. If we do a meet, I could whip up some fun magnets for everyones door with screen names on them, or buttons that could be worn on the boat if I group gets big enough
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:53 PM   #30
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Alright PM sent Let me know if you got it. I some how tend to screw up sending them

Anywho can't wait for our cruise! This will be SOOOO much fun

So should we say if our group stays 15 or under we do one meet, if it goes over number that we could shoot for the first day at sea we meet, then meet again on the last day. If we do a meet, I could whip up some fun magnets for everyones door with screen names on them, or buttons that could be worn on the boat if I group gets big enough
Got your PM, no problem! Nice to know your neighbors on the ship, isn't it?

I think buttons are a great idea...I know other cruises have had lanyards, name tags, things like that - to help identify the other dis members on board. This thread's kind of quiet, though...lol...there may just not be a lot of us!

I think I'm going to work on a new version of my door magnet, now that the itinerary has changed and we have a new "theme". I'll post it up here when I am happy with it.
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