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Old 01-16-2013, 10:30 AM   #1
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Ever Had Your Door Magnets or FE Stolen?

We had our DVC "Welcome Home" sign taken off the door on the Fantasy cruise. Very annoying, as we collect these (they are usually stamped with the year).

I'm planning on making a FE for our upcoming cruise and am wondering if I need to buy plastic secure ties to tie it to the Fish.

Has anyone had their door magnets and/or FEs stolen before? Just curious.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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We had our DVC "Welcome Home" sign taken off the door on the Fantasy cruise. Very annoying, as we collect these (they are usually stamped with the year).

I'm planning on making a FE for our upcoming cruise and am wondering if I need to buy plastic secure ties to tie it to the Fish.

Has anyone had their door magnets and/or FEs stolen before? Just curious.
Well, out of the hundreds (yes, I mean hundreds) of magnets I've made for use on our doors, we've had a total of 2 disappear (on 2 different cruises).

I didn't stress about it too much, as I had the original picture on my computer at home and could reprint once back home. I was just sad that someone felt they needed to do that.

Both magnets had our room numbers on them. And one of them even had our first names and dates of our cruise in a location that would have ruined the magnet if someone wanted to cut them out.

We usually use a wire wrap on our FE (just remember to bring something that will be able to reach inside the fish holder to cut it at the end of the trip).

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:54 AM   #3
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I was just sad that someone felt they needed to do that.
That's how we felt. It was a major buzzkill. It's just a magnet...I don't understand people with sticky fingers...
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:57 AM   #4
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. . . Has anyone had their door magnets and/or FEs stolen before?
Some of our magnets have gone missing. Our stateroom attendant was more upset than we were. He recovered some of them down the hall.

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:58 AM   #5
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:00 AM   #6
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Yes I have had magnets pinched. They even had our names on the front and I had written on the back stolen from room xxxx. Just in case they were taken by kids and their parents saw them.
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We always get magnets stolen and can usually find some on doors further down hallway. We never recover them all though.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:39 AM   #8
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I'm planning on making some for our cruise - it will be our first cruise.

Sadly I'm also going to write on the back of them, 'Stolen from a sweet little girl' so that hopefully if someone does try to take it they will have second thoughts.

So sad. I'm guessing sometimes it's a prank but still. WHY???
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i feel like its people moving them from door to door... do you? Not like I would go steal PrincessShmoo's magnet then go pop that thing on my door like an idiot... ya know.

I think its just wrong. Don't touch!!!
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i feel like its people moving them from door to door... do you? Not like I would go steal PrincessShmoo's magnet then go pop that thing on my door like an idiot... ya know.

I think its just wrong. Don't touch!!!
Yeah, but that's still stealing, isn't it? Taking something from the place it's supposed to be to a place that it isn't.

I think in many cases it's the older kids who have the run of the ship, being stupid. But, it's still stealing.

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we had 2 DVC magnets taken from our door in Dec 2010. We went to the DVC desk and got new ones. ( we then put them inside the cabin.) She said a ton of magnets had walked away from doors that particular cruise.

We didnt have any walkaway the past 2 cruises.
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Have you noticed that they disappear at a particular time of day...say overnight?
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Have you noticed that they disappear at a particular time of day...say overnight?
The one we had go missing on our Med cruise, was sometime in the late afternoon, before dinner. I noticed it was gone from the door when we went back to the room to get ready for dinner. The second one I noticed during the daytime, but not sure when it actually went missing.

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Yes, a number were taken on two different cruises.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:21 PM   #15
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I've only done them once, but we did not have any stolen. I am planning on putting more on for our next cruise, but I know they may wander off. I'll risk it because they are fun!
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