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Old 07-25-2012, 06:40 PM   #571
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Autotrain sounds like an option. Not sure DW would go for it.
we could have a pre-cruise party on the train
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:59 AM   #572
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Parking at the Port on port or off port suggestions...

I have seen that there has been price increases by the Port and the off ports look good at 5.99 p/d. The money I save could be more souvenir $$

Stay/Park/Cruise deals are not an option.

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Old 07-27-2012, 03:44 PM   #573
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Parking at the Port on port or off port suggestions...
Shirley has been recommending Cruise Parking of Port Canaveral. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...postcount=1179
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:30 PM   #574
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I was thinking of them saw their web site Facebook page and I liked how Todd was standing up to the Port.. But I wanted others thoughts first..
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:53 PM   #575
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I was thinking of them saw their web site Facebook page and I liked how Todd was standing up to the Port.. But I wanted others thoughts first..
Shirley, who lives in the area, has met him and used his lot. She has nothing but praise for him. If I were parking there, I'd use his lot on her recommendation.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:11 AM   #576
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:28 AM   #577
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Now that most of us are over the airfare shell shock, I have some FE questions. This is my first time doing the FE. I have ideas and I want to get started on making some stuff.
I am personally doing this for my kids. I don't expect anything for the adults in my room. But I am happy to share with adults if that is the norm?
As we get closer to the cruise will the list be divided by floor or section or will we do it for everyone?
Do we do something for everyday or as many as we want?
I am the type of person that really tries to consider the person that I am giving stuff to. So I feel that one thing I might have for kids is not appropriate for adults so I would have something else for the adults. Same thing with different ages of girls and boys.

Am I putting TOO MUCH thought into this?
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:17 PM   #578
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Now that most of us are over the airfare shell shock, I have some FE questions. This is my first time doing the FE. I have ideas and I want to get started on making some stuff.
I am personally doing this for my kids. I don't expect anything for the adults in my room. But I am happy to share with adults if that is the norm?
As we get closer to the cruise will the list be divided by floor or section or will we do it for everyone?
Do we do something for everyday or as many as we want?
I am the type of person that really tries to consider the person that I am giving stuff to. So I feel that one thing I might have for kids is not appropriate for adults so I would have something else for the adults. Same thing with different ages of girls and boys.

Am I putting TOO MUCH thought into this?
While I havent resolved my transportation from and to Fla... Let me try to give u a hand...

Some folks buy FE gifts, some make FE gifts, some FE gifts are for a family, some are for each person in the room (personalized), some give a multiple gifts, some give gifts that are related to where they are from (or where the cruise is going), many gifts are Disney inspired.

There are some good FE gift idea threads on the Disboards. But if you go there, you may see some of my prior FE gifts there... and while I have not finalized my FE gift for this cruise, it will likely be inspired from my prior gifts.

Some gifts are personalized (if folks are thinking that for their gifts, we need to start collecting names) and some gifts are clearly for adults (mini wine, rum, etc has been found in my FEs). I say be creative and I am sure it will be a smashing success.

I have always given to every room on every FE. The list for this cruise is shaping up to be a modest one (about 20 families), so I think we should not split the list up into smaller groups (but I am biased as I have done FEs with over 100 families before and thought it was great).

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JCARWASH / TOTORO - DH/DW/DS6 - 2525
THEHOLMESBUNCH - DH/DW/DD10 - 5020
THEHOLMESBUNCH3 (parents) - DH/DW - 5022
THEHOLMESBUNCH (sister) - DH/DW/DD12/DS10 - 5518
LAURITAGODDESS - DMom/DS10 - 6040
MAGRUDERSMAKES3 - DH/DW/DD10 - 6188
SILMARG - DH/DW/DD13/DD10 - 6566
MATTHEWSMOMMY - DH/DW/DS6 - 6690
THEHOLMESBUNCH (friend) - DMom/DS10 - 7192
POETICMOE - DMom/DS12 - 7690
MAKINMEMORIES4MYKIDS - DH/DW/DD13/DD12 - 7570
DIZJOHN - DH/DW/DS9/DD6 - 8080
DISDREAM09 - DH/DW/DD12/DD8 - 8116
KPD320 - DH/DD12/DS8 - 9045
LANI - Lani and Steph - 9064
BROWNIEBITES - DH/DW+DW's parents - 9506
THETHOMSLUVDISNEY - DH/DW/DD16/DD12 - 9536
THREEBOYSNY - DH/DW/DS12/DS10/DS7 - 9540
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:53 PM   #579
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I have always given to every room on every FE. The list for this cruise is shaping up to be a modest one (about 20 families), so I think we should not split the list up into smaller groups (but I am biased as I have done FEs with over 100 families before and thought it was great).
I agree, the way the list is shaping up it looks like everyone can give to everyone.
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We participated in the fe exchange during our last cruise and loved it. My daughter made our fe gifts and it was fun to give them out. It was very exciting, especially for the kids, to come back to our room and see our extender filled with goodies! and such a variety of items, some individual, some not, some clearly for kids, some not.

as far as transportation, with my family of five flying is out of the question. we drove last time and will do it again, staying at the country inn and suites when we arrive. It is not ideal but at 400.00+ a person, I cannot afford to fly- although I look all the time for deals.

anyone thinking of excursions yet? my daughter wants to swim with dolphins and I would like to go to Mr. sanchos and maybe see the turtles. anyone have any information about the excursions?
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:25 PM   #581
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I agree about the cost of flights being high. We are taking the Autotrain down and then driving home after the cruise. I think we are going to get on the train on Wednesday so we can stay at Cocoa Beach before the cruise.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:05 PM   #582
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First time Disney Cruise guests and first time FE participants. Please add us to the FE.

DW/DH/DD12

Stateroom: 6178

(Think I have that right: One Husband, One Wife, and One daughter age 12)
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:08 PM   #583
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First time Disney Cruise guests and first time FE participants. Please add us to the FE.

DW/DH/DD12

(Think I have that right: One Husband, One Wife, and One daughter age 12)
What room are you in? We need it for the list and also because I am traveling with 2 12 yr old girls!!!
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:32 PM   #584
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And first post to the DISBoards! Welcome aboard and welcome to the DIS!
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:18 PM   #585
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Hello.
First time Disney Cruise guests and first time FE participants. Please add us to the FE.

DW/DH/DD12

Stateroom: 6178

(Think I have that right: One Husband, One Wife, and One daughter age 12)
Welcome aboard!

Latest FE list (please let me know if I have any of the information wrong):
JCARWASH / TOTORO - DH/DW/DS6 - 2525
THEHOLMESBUNCH - DH/DW/DD10 - 5020
THEHOLMESBUNCH3 (parents) - DH/DW - 5022
THEHOLMESBUNCH (sister) - DH/DW/DD12/DS10 - 5518
LAURITAGODDESS - DMom/DS10 - 6040
NANADNIBOB - DH/DW/DD12 - 6178
MAGRUDERSMAKES3 - DH/DW/DD10 - 6188
SILMARG - DH/DW/DD13/DD10 - 6566
MATTHEWSMOMMY - DH/DW/DS6 - 6690
THEHOLMESBUNCH (friend) - DMom/DS10 - 7192
POETICMOE - DMom/DS12 - 7690
MAKINMEMORIES4MYKIDS - DH/DW/DD13/DD12 - 7570
DIZJOHN - DH/DW/DS9/DD6 - 8080
DISDREAM09 - DH/DW/DD12/DD8 - 8116
KPD320 - DH/DD12/DS8 - 9045
LANI - Lani and Steph - 9064
BROWNIEBITES - DH/DW+DW's parents - 9506
THETHOMSLUVDISNEY - DH/DW/DD16/DD12 - 9536
THREEBOYSNY - DH/DW/DS12/DS10/DS7 - 9540
DISDREAM09's (friend) - DH/DW/DD12/DD8 - 10024
MOMTOLEASAWAV - DH/DW/DD17/DS15/DD10 - 10120
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