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Old 02-12-2012, 11:55 PM   #76
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How exciting. And here I was thinking, "Will I keep the backpack or give it to my dd?" And then remembered duh! We are doing b2b so we can both have one.....
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:36 AM   #77
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Thank you for posting this

I am so excited to see new gifts


Persoanlly, I am sick of the old red bags (I think we have 6 of them lying around), the water bottles get used because I have teens, but they DO sweat on everything and I wish my kids would let me pitch them and get something insulated and you can count our family in among those who cannot stomach the stale rice krispie treat flip flops

The back pack looks cute--and could be very useful for carrying odds and ends on shore excursions (much better than an over the should bag if you book a bike tour, hike, or other active excursion). I like pretzels and the Chip and Dale things look cute So I am VERY happy about the change!

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My thoughts exactly!! I love Rice Krispie treats, but I have thrown away the ones from the last 2 or 3 cruises. They looked like they had been sitting in a warehouse somewhere for 3 or 4 years!!
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Thanks very much for sharing. This is great news. I was hoping they would have new gifts soon. IMO - they should introduce new gifts every year due to the high number of cruisers that cruise each year. We have two of the red/black round bags and no one ever ate the rice krispy treats. The current water bottles were ok, but that style sweats a lot. Our favorites are the older ones that were blue with the flip up top. Great size and nice grip with the blue liner. The backpack will be a nice change. This is something the family will use throughout the year.

We don't cruise for the gift, so whatever they provide is a nice treat and appreciated. This will be our 5th cruise, so we will be Gold next time.
I agree, and judging from the high numbers of Gold and Platinum lanyards on my last few cruises, a decent percentage of return guests DO cruise that often I really think it should change yearly, or else they need a system where the second cruise gets gift A, third gift B and so on. Yes, I know it is just a bonus and I am happy to get anything, but I would be happier to get some things than others lol and other lines manage to do this type of thing for their loyal customers, so it IS possible.

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If your kids have been on a cruise before everyone should get the same gift! The gifts are not one per room but one per person as long as they have taken at least one Disney cruise.
As pointed out, this is incorrect. I did notice that the poster you were responding to has 3 kids and 2 adults in their family. if they happened to book two connecting rooms instead of one of the larger rooms then they will receive two gifts.

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Ok since I'm doing a b2b will I get one on each cruise? I have 3 kids so no chance of splitting them up between them....just wondering
Yep. We book a kid's cabin and an adult cabin each cruise and have b2b this fall--which means all four of us will end up with the gifts (except we will only be Platinum on the second of those cruises, so we will get two of whatever extra that is )
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:31 AM   #78
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Hope they are on the Wonder on 2/26
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:20 AM   #79
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I LOVE the new backpack and I must admit, I enjoy the Chip & Dale snacks as well. We always seemed to be getting those in WDW for a snack credit!

I am also not sad to see the water bottles go. My kids love to use them, but they just sweat all over the place!

I'm just excited that we get to cruise again, and any gift they want to leave for me is a welcome gift!

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Old 02-13-2012, 09:50 AM   #80
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I think the backpacks will get a lot more use, and with the logo, that's actually freebie advertising for DCL.

For those who are looking for extras, just keep your ears open -- someone who sails often will have more than they need and might offer to give you the extra so they won't have to take up space in their luggage.

And as PP has mentioned, there's always ebay. Last year on the Panama Canal cruise they had limited edition pins that people were literally waiting in line for hours to get, and there were a bunch of disgruntled passengers when DCL didn't provide enough. Poor marketing strategy when DCL coulda shoulda done a pre-order, but.... Anyway, less than a month after the cruise, a complete set of the coveted pins appeared on ebay, for the onboard price.

I love homemade RK treats made with butter, but the commercially made stuff is usually loaded with shortening so it tastes totally bleh. IMHO.
I agree about rice krispie treats being made with butter, I rarely really like other places ones because they use shortening or margarine. Actually the recipe on the marshmellow bag or rice krispy box actually calls for margarine and I know alot of people who then use it because it what it says to use even if they use butter for other stuff.

Anyone who has not tried them with butter really needs too, so much better.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:03 AM   #81
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DH and I love the Chip and Dale snacks, but my one DS (6) has food allergies and cannot eat them. I couldn't tell what the one snack was, but I am hoping it's not the trail mix with nuts. We could have a problem if it is set out on our bed or even in the bag where any of his things would go. Can anyone confirm what the other snack is ( not the pretzels)?

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Never mind. I think they are the Mickey shaped "goldfish style" crackers. Whew! Still can't eat them, but at least there are no nuts actually in them.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:18 AM   #82
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Just got off the Wonder a few weeks ago so I am excited to hear on our Fantasy cruise we will be getting a new bag. I appreciate what ever they give but I have r different style red ones and I would love a backpack.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:05 PM   #83
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New Gifts!

Yea!, I'm just happy for any change. We have too many of the "beach" bags and the water bottles had a metallic taste. My kids love key chains, so good to see a new design. My favorite gift was in 2006, a zipped tote bag.

After reading all the comments, just an idea, I will suggest on my next meet thread. Why not bring your unwanted gifts to your dis meet and trade or give the unwanted items. Seems like many people have different likes and dislikes. Something fun for the kids to do while socializing.

Thanks for posting the pics! Jill
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:05 PM   #84
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DH and I love the Chip and Dale snacks, but my one DS (6) has food allergies and cannot eat them. I couldn't tell what the one snack was, but I am hoping it's not the trail mix with nuts. We could have a problem if it is set out on our bed or even in the bag where any of his things would go. Can anyone confirm what the other snack is ( not the pretzels)?

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Never mind. I think they are the Mickey shaped "goldfish style" crackers. Whew! Still can't eat them, but at least there are no nuts actually in them.
I am the OP. My sister is the one that posted the picture and her children have nut allergies. She said they are goldfish like snacks, she would have mentioned it to me if they had nuts inside. I don't think DCL would chose a snack with nuts... I am sure they are aware of how many people have nut allergies and how harmful it can be.

Yay for the new treats...just 67 more days for me!!
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:00 PM   #85
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Are the new bags fleet wide now? Sailing on the Wonder in 2 weeks. Was not going to pack my red bag since I would get a new one. Love the chip and dale stuff.
Just off the Wonder ~ they still had the red beach bags and rice krispie sandals as Castaway Club gifts. Just so you're not disappointed ...

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Old 02-13-2012, 03:01 PM   #86
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So glad they are getting rid of the cups. I am very appreciative of the gifts but they taste like metal. I so hope they are on my Wonder cruise in 2 weeks!
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Just off the Wonder ~ they still had the red beach bags and rice krispie sandals as Castaway Club gifts. Just so you're not disappointed ...

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The OP stated the new gift was received when her sister boarded the Dream yesterday (Sunday 2/12). Others that sailed last week on the Dream reported getting the same gift as you since you sailed the same week.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:13 PM   #88
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We will be silver CC members on our next trip, do we get any gifts or are they just for Gold/Platinum members?
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:16 PM   #89
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Yes, anyone who has been a Disney cruise before receives the gift! Enjoy!!
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:22 PM   #90
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On the 2/4 sailing of the Magic it was still the draw string bags. I have always loved and been appreciative of the gift but excited when a new one comes out. It will most likely be this new one next year when next we sail, on the Fantasy.
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