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Old 04-25-2014, 11:38 AM   #1456
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Ikea Pysslingar Fish Extender

Has anyone actually used the Ikea Pyssllingar Fish Extenders? Are they OK size wise. I read that they need to be 8inches wide, & these are just over 10 inches. I don't want to get on board & find they are too wide. We're looking at going on the Fantasy or Dream if that makes a difference.
I'm from Australia and looking at going on our first cruise late next year. DCL doesn't travel here so don't know when we'll have a need for a FE again. They are a good price.
Another question. We have 6 young kids & my Mum will be travelling with us. So obviously I'll have 2 FE (1 on each stateroom), but will it be big enough with 9 people and 6 pockets? From what I've seen on here, most people tend to have 1 pocket per person. I'm happy to make them if it's not, but wouldn't be able to do it at that cost, and I need 2.
Also, how did people hang these ones. Just put ribbon at either end? Not sure.
Thanks for your help.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:08 PM   #1457
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Has anyone actually used the Ikea Pyssllingar Fish Extenders? Are they OK size wise. I read that they need to be 8inches wide, & these are just over 10 inches. I don't want to get on board & find they are too wide. We're looking at going on the Fantasy or Dream if that makes a difference.
I'm from Australia and looking at going on our first cruise late next year. DCL doesn't travel here so don't know when we'll have a need for a FE again. They are a good price.
Another question. We have 6 young kids & my Mum will be travelling with us. So obviously I'll have 2 FE (1 on each stateroom), but will it be big enough with 9 people and 6 pockets? From what I've seen on here, most people tend to have 1 pocket per person. I'm happy to make them if it's not, but wouldn't be able to do it at that cost, and I need 2.
Also, how did people hang these ones. Just put ribbon at either end? Not sure.
Thanks for your help.
We never used Ikea. I ordered one off ebay. here's a little FE writeup I did to assist with our DVC cruise last year.
I list the dimensions of the one we had and show photos of how it hangs on the Dream/Fantasy.

I have other photos as well. Let me know if you need more detail

Hope this helps.

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=872

Also, 6 pockets is fine for a group of 9. Most times, I've seen two FE's hanging for side by side cabins even it they count as only 1 group participating so you are good to go with this.

We've hung a group FE in it's own handle bag from the Fish Extender or placed a little bag in just the top pockets. everything is usually labeled so your little ones will know if something is meant just for them.

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Old 04-27-2014, 08:01 PM   #1458
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Thanks poison ivy, I should be right to go and buy a couple of these extenders then. Your post was very helpful and your fish extender looks great. I'm so excited about going on a cruise, as well as a little nervous about having young kids on the ship, but I'm sure we'll all have an awesome time. I think they'll love doing the fish extenders.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:00 PM   #1459
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Here is a link that I found to make our own FE's. We go on our cruise in August, going shopping this week for our FE making supplies!!!

http://www.disneyinsidertips.com/201...nder-tutorial/

It looks super easy to make!!
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:35 AM   #1460
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Has anyone actually used the Ikea Pyssllingar Fish Extenders? Are they OK size wise. I read that they need to be 8inches wide, & these are just over 10 inches. I don't want to get on board & find they are too wide. We're looking at going on the Fantasy or Dream if that makes a difference.
I'm from Australia and looking at going on our first cruise late next year. DCL doesn't travel here so don't know when we'll have a need for a FE again. They are a good price.
Another question. We have 6 young kids & my Mum will be travelling with us. So obviously I'll have 2 FE (1 on each stateroom), but will it be big enough with 9 people and 6 pockets? From what I've seen on here, most people tend to have 1 pocket per person. I'm happy to make them if it's not, but wouldn't be able to do it at that cost, and I need 2.
Also, how did people hang these ones. Just put ribbon at either end? Not sure.
Thanks for your help.
I just did! The size/width worked just fine for us on the Fantasy. I thought I packed ribbon to use to hang but it never made it. There is a round tab attached to the back that velcros to close. I was worried the velcro wouldn't be strong enough but it was! So I just wrapped the tab around the "fish" and velcroed it on.
We are a family of five and I used just one. I used the top pocket for DH and myself, the middle pocket for one DD and the bottom for 2 DDs. worked great!
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:59 AM   #1461
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closetmickey - That's great. Good to know it fits, and you used it for 5 people. I will grab a couple next time I'm at Ikea.

Poohbear 64 - That tutorial doesn't look too hard. And if we were going to go regularly, I'd probably give it a go.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:53 PM   #1462
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For our recent cruise, I made magnets for each room (mostly I gave 2 princesses and 1 Mickey):



Pendants for the women and older girls:



And Mickey and Minnie ears for the younger kids:



I couldn't come up with something homemade for the men and older boys, so I gave the men Mickey-themed calendars or planners, or little Spanish-English dictionaries, and the older boys got either Disney word searches or movie candy. I also found a bunch of High School Musical things for one young man who I'd heard loved it. We had so much fun participating in this!
i totally love your magnets is it possible to tell me how you made them thanks soo much
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:55 PM   #1463
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On our last disney cruise, we received a gift of 6 or 7 little squares of disney fabric doubled sided with Velcro to stick them togather. There was no tag on them and I don't really know the proper use for them, has anyone made or seen this before?[/

Drink coasters? Luggage tags?
They sound like covers for the handle on your luggage to help you identify it at the airport or any other baggage claim area.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:47 AM   #1464
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I did Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum bottles with eyepatches and tattoos in an "instant pirate kit for adults" I think people liked it.
Just saw this, what a great idea! I know I would have liked receiving this!
FE are NOT just for kids lol
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:21 PM   #1465
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:31 PM   #1466
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Hi there I was wondering about magnets for the doors. Does the magnet paper you can print on usually work well? Or should I use a thicker stronger magnet?
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:55 PM   #1467
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Alaska cruise FE's Whale tail charms and bottle cap magnets



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I love the whale tail charms. Corinna
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