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Old 04-16-2012, 08:03 PM   #31
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I have been making payments every friday since DH and I get paid opposite Fridays, even a small payment brings me closer!
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Other milestones to hit ... three birthdays, end of school, kids at their grandparents' house, start of school, Not So Scary (we generally go in September) ... I'll get there by reaching my little goals, first!
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:38 PM   #33
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First Disney Cruise!!

Can't tell ya how excited to go on this cruise! It's going to be MAGICAL. I'll be spending my 40th birthday on Castaway Cay with my husband & 3 boys (12,9 & 4) my mom and other extended family. 5 cabins total! It will be a blast. I am also looking forward to doing the fish extenders. I'm a newbie so any info would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:41 PM   #34
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New to cruising, can someone fill me in on how the fish extenders exchange works? TIA
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:08 AM   #35
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I booked our room at the Hyatt Regency at the airport for Oct. 20, so hopefully we can catch the first ME bus to the port!! One step closer!! Is anyone flying to MCO a day early?
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:43 PM   #36
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Flying in a day early

Hi there!

I'm Diane - it will be the 4 of us (Me, DH, DD (8) and DS (5))on this cruise, plus one set of grandparents. We are planning to fly in on Saturday and surprise the gang by taking a limo from MCO to the Residence Inn in Cape Canaveral.

We've cruised the Dream once before, and also have been on the Wonder. We always like to come in a day early to allow for any travel hiccup that might occur.

Can't wait to be at CC! I look forward to meeting ya'll.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:50 PM   #37
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I'm a newbie!!

I'm new to this! I don't know all the abbreviations and lingo. I'm looking to join a small fish extender group for this cruise. Can anyone help? Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:35 AM   #38
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October 21st 2012 .. Disney Dream.?

Anyone going on this cruise? I'm doing it for my honeymoon
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:25 PM   #39
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Anyone going on this cruise? I'm doing it for my honeymoon
Congratulations!!

I'm wondering if we'll have any empty ship?!

That'll be fine by me, as long as there are enough of us so that we can do a FE share!
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:54 PM   #40
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Talking 150 Days until we sail

Hello all.

Wel I promised myself that I would come back to this thread on the 150 days from sailing mark and do my best to get things rolling with the thread.

AND THAT DAY IS TODAY!!!!

So as I mentioned a while back, I am happy to be the organizer of the roll call and the FE exchange. So make sure you are subscribed to and monitoring this thread because we want to begin to get to know each other and share our excitement and planning as we count down these last 150 days.

I will start by going through the thread and building the roll call and post it in the next message that I can then add to as we have others join us. In the next week keep a watch out for the information about FE and how to sign up with me for that.

I am sure that many people will be planning summer vacation too and that may be in the forefront of people's minds but hopefully we can get some excitement building for this mid-October holiday too!

For those of you who are new to the Disney Cruise Meets threads, you will see lots of abbreviations that are used in posts and it can be confusing at first. Here is a link to a list of common abbreviations that you will see used and in no time you too will be using them. http://www.wdwinfo.com/abbreviations.htm

So lets get this thread going!

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Old 05-24-2012, 02:24 PM   #41
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Roll Call

Roll Call for October 21, 2012 Disney Dream


jcuzzort1026 DW, DH, DD (8), DS (5)
tricari Tricia, Jason, DD (9) Frances, DS (7) Jack, DS (4) Joe, DMom Fran
Anjelic Jennifer Jennifer, DH, DD (12), DD (10), DD (8)
huey578 Luis, DW Carol
Doodle Mom ??, DH, D? (14), D? (10)
Morganr6258 ??, D? (8), D? (6), D? (5)
D73 Christopher, DMom Jean, DDad Larry
thecruisemom ??, DH, DS (12), DS (9), DS (4), DMom, Extended Family (5 cabins)
diane648 Diane, DH, DD (8), DS (5), 2 Grandparents
Birdie23 with DH, DD, DS
poohbear926 Lindsay, DH (Honeymoon)
disneyholic family Beth, DMom, DSis
seirra79 Sarah, DH, DS (5)
kmeyerholtz ??
tiffyms02 with DH, DS (4), DD (2)
hmurra75 Heather, DBF, DS (14), DS (11)
MomofXandG DW, DH, DS (4), DS (2) in 1 cabin; Friends with DD (5), DD (3) next door
PAdisneycouple Sean and Christine
Mandzkrazy4Disney Mandy, DH, DS (7)
Elainehfc with DS
loricdietzel with DH, DD (4), DS (23 mos.)
Krichard2000 4 adults, 2 Kids (2 and 5)
imdht ???
mandarin with DH, DS (2), DD (10 mos)
traveling with
tink11 with DD (13), DD (9), DD (6), Father, and MIL
stingfancb with DBF Jerry
Berlioz70 Brenna and ?
alikat99 Amy, DH Chris, DD Emily (11), DD Madison (8), MIL Patti
LLBennett Lisa, DH,DS 5, DD 19 mos.
traveling with her Sister and 2 nephews 9 and 8
mustbedisney ???
kkbrian2 with DH, DD (3) and DMom
gretchen07 Carole and Kimberly
diesel2512 Brooke, Shane Payton (DD 11), Alex (DS 6), Nicky (DS 4), Mia Cate (DD 4)
msteffen wDH, DS (11), DD (4)
traveling with Sister, DD (13), DS, (8), Mom and Dad
holidayfun1 ???

Please feel free to send me a PM with corrections or just post them here on the thread and I will update the roll call as well as add new arrivals along the way.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:33 AM   #42
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Yeah, Christopher! You're the best!
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:40 AM   #43
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Fish Extender (FE) information

REGISTRATION FOR FE IS NOW CLOSED

For all of you "first timers", here's an explanation of a "Fish Extender Gift Exchange" that I have modified from a tablemate on my April 2012 cruise who is also a Platinum Castaway Club Member and active DIS-er. Thanks to DebT!


Beside every cabin door is a large metal silver fish (or starfish or seahorse) with an indentation in the back for cruise personnel to leave information, invitations, etc. Teenagers receive invitations to Teen Club activities and we've also received "rebooking onboard" price quotes tucked in our fish.

DISboarders have taken the silver fish (starfish, seahorse) one step further... by creating hanging pockets (much like cloth letter holders) to hang from the fish (or starfish, or seahorse) - thus the name, "Fish Extender". The Fish Extenders (FEs) can be made of practically anything (cloth, plastic, paper gift bags, etc.), as long as they have at least one pocket that can hold surprises. Many are personalized with the names of those in the cabin and there are even sellers on ebay who will create them for you.

On each "Cruise Meets" thread (such as this 10-21-12 one) someone usually organizes a little gift exchange during the cruise. So folks, this time areound that someon is me! People sign up by giving their cabin number, names of everyone in their cabin, and ages of the kids so that everyone will know how many goodies to bring and where to deliver them. Some people give one gift per family, some people give a little gift to each person. It's totally up to the giver to decide what to give and when to give it during the cruise.

There are several threads on the main cruise boards that discuss ideas for FE gifts. Some gifts are from Dollar Stores, some are handmade, and some are bought in bulk from websites that sell trinkets like the Oriental Trading Company. Often, they are stickers, candy, glow sticks, lanyards, etc., with themes such as pirates, beach, cruise, tropical, hometown, holiday, etc. The main idea is just to have fun finding little goodies in your FE throughout the cruise. Kids LOVE running back to their cabin to see if anything's been left in their FE. As an adult, I have to admit that I love it, too!!!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Also, this thread has tons of info and ideas about FE Gift Exchanges: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1219607

I speak from personal experience that it really is a LOT of fun to participate!

같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같 같같같같같같같같같같같같
So for our FE group I am opening up the sign up at this very moment!
To sign up, send me the following details via Private Message here on the DIS Boards or via email at disneydreamoctober21@yahoo.com
  • DIS Board name
  • Names of each person participating
  • Ages of each person under 18 who is participating
  • Stateroom #
  • Contact email address

On the thread here I will maintain a list of participants only by DIS-Board name. The sensitive material such as stateroom number will only be shared with the participants.

Deadline for signing up for the FE Exchange is Friday September 21, 2012. This will allow a full 3 weeks for people to complete any personalization of gifts that they may be choosing to do and ensure that there is not last minute stress just before the vacation.

I will monitor the size of the group closely and if it begins to grow rather large, we will look at dividing it into smaller groups if that is what is desired.

The main point of this is to have some fun while on board as well as having some fun in the preparationa nd anticipation of the cruise ahead. So let's have fun!

Christopher
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D73
poohbear926
triciari (cabin 1)
triciari (cabin 2)
jcuzzort1026
MomofXandG (cabin 1)
MomofXandG (cabin 2)
MomofXand G (cabin 3)
hmurra 75
seirra79
hmurra75
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:58 PM   #44
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Congratulations!!

I'm wondering if we'll have any empty ship?!

That'll be fine by me, as long as there are enough of us so that we can do a FE share!
Thanks

Hmmm i wonder that too. it might just be but exactly that works for me. more pool time and all. I wonder if they're going to have anything for halloween i know one year they had a halloween thing throughout the month..... I love FE its so fun
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For all of you "first timers", here's an explanation of a "Fish Extender Gift Exchange" that I have modified from a tablemate on my April 2012 cruise who is also a Platinum Castaway Club Member and active DIS-er. Thanks to DebT!


Beside every cabin door is a large metal silver fish (or starfish or seahorse) with an indentation in the back for cruise personnel to leave information, invitations, etc. Teenagers receive invitations to Teen Club activities and we've also received "rebooking onboard" price quotes tucked in our fish.

DISboarders have taken the silver fish (starfish, seahorse) one step further... by creating hanging pockets (much like cloth letter holders) to hang from the fish (or starfish, or seahorse) - thus the name, "Fish Extender". The Fish Extenders (FEs) can be made of practically anything (cloth, plastic, paper gift bags, etc.), as long as they have at least one pocket that can hold surprises. Many are personalized with the names of those in the cabin and there are even sellers on ebay who will create them for you.

On each "Cruise Meets" thread (such as this 10-21-12 one) someone usually organizes a little gift exchange during the cruise. So folks, this time areound that someon is me! People sign up by giving their cabin number, names of everyone in their cabin, and ages of the kids so that everyone will know how many goodies to bring and where to deliver them. Some people give one gift per family, some people give a little gift to each person. It's totally up to the giver to decide what to give and when to give it during the cruise.

There are several threads on the main cruise boards that discuss ideas for FE gifts. Some gifts are from Dollar Stores, some are handmade, and some are bought in bulk from websites that sell trinkets like the Oriental Trading Company. Often, they are stickers, candy, glow sticks, lanyards, etc., with themes such as pirates, beach, cruise, tropical, hometown, holiday, etc. The main idea is just to have fun finding little goodies in your FE throughout the cruise. Kids LOVE running back to their cabin to see if anything's been left in their FE. As an adult, I have to admit that I love it, too!!!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Also, this thread has tons of info and ideas about FE Gift Exchanges: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1219607

I speak from personal experience that it really is a LOT of fun to participate!

같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같같 같같같같같같같같같같같같
So for our FE group I am opening up the sign up at this very moment!
To sign up, send me the following details via Private Message here on the DIS Boards or via email at disneydreamoctober21@yahoo.com
  • DIS Board name
  • Names of each person participating
  • Ages of each person under 18 who is participating
  • Stateroom #
  • Contact email address

On the thread here I will maintain a list of participants only by DIS-Board name. The sensitive material such as stateroom number will only be shared with the participants.

Deadline for signing up for the FE Exchange is Saturday September 30, 2012. This will allow a full 3 weeks for people to complete any personalization of gifts that they may be choosing to do and ensure that there is not last minute stress just before the vacation.

I will monitor the size of the group closely and if it begins to grow rather large, we will look at dividing it into smaller groups if that is what is desired.

The main point of this is to have some fun while on board as well as having some fun in the preparationa nd anticipation of the cruise ahead. So let's have fun!

Christopher
I love FE's its sooo fun. Im definitely in.
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Disney Wonder- 8/21/03, 8/19/04, 12/8/05, 9/17/06 (11 night southern), 9/23/07, 12/11/08, 5/21/09, 7/25/09, 11/28/10, 4/29/2012 (15 Night Hawaiian)
Disney Magic- 8/19/06, 8/18/07 (14 night transatlantic) , 9/24/08(21st Birthday), 10/3/09, 12/12/09, 9/18/10 (14 night transatlantic), 1/20/14

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