Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Camping at Disney World
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-08-2013, 07:21 PM   #16
1Grumpy9
DIS Veteran
 
1Grumpy9's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Enola, PA
Posts: 679

Quote:
Originally Posted by bama_ed View Post
Yes you will Grump and I hope folks post pictures of their signs as they visit between now and then to give you some ideas.
I am really hoping that I can get mine done soon so I can get it posted on here.
__________________
"Don't tell people how good you are, tell them how good they make you."
'79, '80, '81, '82, '83, '84, '85, '91, '92, '93, '97, '99, '06, '08
'92 MMD (marched in SpectroMagic), '94 MMD(marched around WS) '11 - first stay on property, FW-'13


1Grumpy9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 08:41 AM   #17
pupbug
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 18

Lurking newbie

Thank you Bama ED for the DIS Sign. My husband is just finishing a Mickey lamp post for our first camping trip to Disney. Now I will attach a green Mickey sign to our post. We arrive May 25, 2013!!! Can't wait!!
pupbug is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-14-2013, 08:54 AM   #18
bama_ed
My old avatar was the blue Muppet named Grover
 
bama_ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,405

Quote:
Originally Posted by pupbug View Post
Thank you Bama ED for the DIS Sign. My husband is just finishing a Mickey lamp post for our first camping trip to Disney. Now I will attach a green Mickey sign to our post. We arrive May 25, 2013!!! Can't wait!!
Good for you pupbug. I have seen many of the Mickey lamp posts here at the Fort. Your sign will be a nice marker too. Pay attention to the board and exchange your dates with other DISsers who might be here at the same time.

For example, I said I'd be in a popup, requested loop 100, and would have my green DIS sign out. And DISsers have found me. And it's nice to meet other campers.

Have a great trip.

Bama Ed
__________________
Apr 1979 Off-site...................... Jan 2001 FW 2200 Loop (cabin)........Dec 2007 FW 900 loop (pop-up)...............................Mar 2014 FW 400 Loop (popup)
Apr 1981 FW Creekside Meadow... Jan 2002 FW 2200 Loop (cabin)........Nov 2009 FW 1500 Loop (pop-up)
Nov 1987 FW 100 Loop(tent) ...... Oct 2003 FW 2000 Loop (tent).........Mar 2011 FW 900/1500 loop (pop-up) to/from KW
Jan 1988 FW 700 Loop (tent).......Jan 2004 FW 2500 Loop (cabin)....... Apr 2011 FW 2000 Loop (pop-up)
May 1988 FW 1200 Loop (tent).... May 2006 FW 900 Loop (pop-up) .... Mar 2012 FW 1500 Loop (pop-up)
Dec 1995 Contemporary.............. Mar 2007 FW 1000 Loop (pop-up).... Apr 2013 FW 100 Loop (pop-up)
plus countless WDW day trips, DL 3X, DLP 2X - TV: 2005 Chevy Suburban - Camper: 2014 Aliner Expedition - Nights Camped: 175
bama_ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 08:51 PM   #19
archnandrea
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1

Bama Ed I will be at the Fort June 15-22. I was thinking of requesting loop 100. What do you think of it?

Archnandrea
archnandrea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 03:23 PM   #20
N365PA
Ear Force One
 
N365PA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Anchorage / AKV / Disney Wonder
Posts: 514

Thanks for the template. I wont be at the Fort but I will post it on my door at the Poly and POR in a few weeks. We do similar stuff over on the cruises called "Fish Extenders." My wife and I have a DIS green cruise line logo with our DisBoards names etc that we post on our doors and then have meets and events around the ships. Good way for us DIS Fanatics to get together and recognize each other. Hopefully when we get back south we'll have a camper, a musket mickey sign, and a DIS green yard sign.

Clint
__________________
Clint
Upcoming Trips:
April 20-23: Disneyland - Hilton Convention Center
May 19-23: West Coast Repo - Disney Wonder
May 23-June 2: Alaska 9 nighter - Disney Wonder
Sep 29-Oct 7: AKV-Kidani Disney World

Past:
Bahamas Disney Magic - March 2000 Bahamas Disney Wonder - May 2010 Disney Dream Maiden Voyage - Jan 2011 Wonderful West Coast Repo! Disney Wonder - April 2011 Mexican Riviera Disney Wonder - Dec 2011 Disney Magic East Caribbean - April 2012 First Galveston Disney Magic - Sept 2012 Bahamas Disney Dream - Sept 2012
Bahamas Dream - April 2013 Eastern Caribbean Fantasy- May 2013 Re-Imagined Magic Miami - October 2013
N365PA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 06:02 PM   #21
bama_ed
My old avatar was the blue Muppet named Grover
 
bama_ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,405

Quote:
Originally Posted by archnandrea View Post
Bama Ed I will be at the Fort June 15-22. I was thinking of requesting loop 100. What do you think of it?

Archnandrea
Well Archnandrea let me first say .

I just got back from the Fort and I liked 100. It's a little tight compared to other loops but I believe the location is a plus. It is convenient to the Settelement bus stop, Pioneer Hall/Hoop Dee Do/Trails End restaurant and the marina with its boats to MK and WL/CR. The Settlement TP is close too. So it has a lot of plusses.

They do have a sand pad and are not as wide as a Premium (12' versus 18'). What kind of camper/rv do you have? The "sand" pad is really crushed shell so you could probably back all the way onto the shell pad to give you the max amount. But you might want to keep your door over the concrete or else you'll be sweeping out shell bits frequently from inside the camper.

On the downside it is not close to the Meadow Trading Post, main pool, and campfire/singalong area. You can see from my signature I've used 900 as my favorite Premium loop (also 1000 but had requested 900) and 1500 as my favorite Partial loop (also 2000 but had requested 1500). So I've always wanted to be up by the Meadow TP. This trip I decided to do things differently so I got in 100 and it was nice for a change.

There are no bad sites/loops at the Fort but just differences. Sometimes it depends on what your budget allows, what you find important, and what your camping equipment is. If you care to provide some details, we can advise further.

Bama Ed
__________________
Apr 1979 Off-site...................... Jan 2001 FW 2200 Loop (cabin)........Dec 2007 FW 900 loop (pop-up)...............................Mar 2014 FW 400 Loop (popup)
Apr 1981 FW Creekside Meadow... Jan 2002 FW 2200 Loop (cabin)........Nov 2009 FW 1500 Loop (pop-up)
Nov 1987 FW 100 Loop(tent) ...... Oct 2003 FW 2000 Loop (tent).........Mar 2011 FW 900/1500 loop (pop-up) to/from KW
Jan 1988 FW 700 Loop (tent).......Jan 2004 FW 2500 Loop (cabin)....... Apr 2011 FW 2000 Loop (pop-up)
May 1988 FW 1200 Loop (tent).... May 2006 FW 900 Loop (pop-up) .... Mar 2012 FW 1500 Loop (pop-up)
Dec 1995 Contemporary.............. Mar 2007 FW 1000 Loop (pop-up).... Apr 2013 FW 100 Loop (pop-up)
plus countless WDW day trips, DL 3X, DLP 2X - TV: 2005 Chevy Suburban - Camper: 2014 Aliner Expedition - Nights Camped: 175
bama_ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 06:24 PM   #22
bama_ed
My old avatar was the blue Muppet named Grover
 
bama_ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,405

<bump for July 4th>

Bama Ed

PS - read post #1 at the start of this thread
__________________
Apr 1979 Off-site...................... Jan 2001 FW 2200 Loop (cabin)........Dec 2007 FW 900 loop (pop-up)...............................Mar 2014 FW 400 Loop (popup)
Apr 1981 FW Creekside Meadow... Jan 2002 FW 2200 Loop (cabin)........Nov 2009 FW 1500 Loop (pop-up)
Nov 1987 FW 100 Loop(tent) ...... Oct 2003 FW 2000 Loop (tent).........Mar 2011 FW 900/1500 loop (pop-up) to/from KW
Jan 1988 FW 700 Loop (tent).......Jan 2004 FW 2500 Loop (cabin)....... Apr 2011 FW 2000 Loop (pop-up)
May 1988 FW 1200 Loop (tent).... May 2006 FW 900 Loop (pop-up) .... Mar 2012 FW 1500 Loop (pop-up)
Dec 1995 Contemporary.............. Mar 2007 FW 1000 Loop (pop-up).... Apr 2013 FW 100 Loop (pop-up)
plus countless WDW day trips, DL 3X, DLP 2X - TV: 2005 Chevy Suburban - Camper: 2014 Aliner Expedition - Nights Camped: 175
bama_ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2013, 01:20 PM   #23
Mouse14
Wish I was at the Lodge
 
Mouse14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Brandon,Fl
Posts: 313

So I'm not having any luck making this sign, every waltograph I download isn't the real font. And I went to a local FedEx store to have the sign made but they said the image i saved on the first page resolution wasnt good.... I'm lost
__________________
Fort Wilderness countless times (1990-now)
Allstar resorts- couple times

Dates i can remember....
Annual pass holder in Feb 2010

Wilderness lodge- (Feb 4,5,6 2010)(Feb 4,5,6 2011)
Caribbean Beach - (Mar 2010)
Saratoga Springs- (July 2010)
Coronado- (Aug2010)
Offsite for Not so scary Halloween party (Oct 2010)
Allstar Movies for Very Merry Christmas party (Dec2010)

POP for Vey Merry (Dec 2011)
Aulani for honeymoon (Feb 4-11 2012)
Mouse14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2013, 02:16 PM   #24
scotiacat
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 32

Yeah, I've really enjoyed mine from the moment I got it back in 2008. Not sure what ever happened to BDR (name changed to protect him, lol), haven't seen him nor his evil Mickey or green flamed cart around. BDR and SB were the individuals who would do up the signs.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52629918@N03/9096058421/

Now, how do you post pictures here, still earning my ears 6 years after joining. Shows how much I post, lol.
scotiacat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 10:59 AM   #25
bama_ed
My old avatar was the blue Muppet named Grover
 
bama_ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,405

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mouse14 View Post
So I'm not having any luck making this sign, every waltograph I download isn't the real font. And I went to a local FedEx store to have the sign made but they said the image i saved on the first page resolution wasnt good.... I'm lost
Mouse14, here is the font I downloaded and it worked fine:

http://www.1001fonts.com/waltograph-font.html

The template I loaded is not a vector graphic file so it will not scale up cleanly. It's designed to be about as big as a 8.5x11. Actually I think it's the green ears outline that's the issue. The Musket Mickey and Font can scale. I'll look in the archives and see what I have.

FWIW my sign is printed 2 sides on 12x18 waferboard from Vistaprint and it doesn't have crisp edges. See this closeup:



But from six feet away it's fine - it's lasted for many trips. How were you planning to do yours? How big and printed on what?

Bama Ed
__________________
Apr 1979 Off-site...................... Jan 2001 FW 2200 Loop (cabin)........Dec 2007 FW 900 loop (pop-up)...............................Mar 2014 FW 400 Loop (popup)
Apr 1981 FW Creekside Meadow... Jan 2002 FW 2200 Loop (cabin)........Nov 2009 FW 1500 Loop (pop-up)
Nov 1987 FW 100 Loop(tent) ...... Oct 2003 FW 2000 Loop (tent).........Mar 2011 FW 900/1500 loop (pop-up) to/from KW
Jan 1988 FW 700 Loop (tent).......Jan 2004 FW 2500 Loop (cabin)....... Apr 2011 FW 2000 Loop (pop-up)
May 1988 FW 1200 Loop (tent).... May 2006 FW 900 Loop (pop-up) .... Mar 2012 FW 1500 Loop (pop-up)
Dec 1995 Contemporary.............. Mar 2007 FW 1000 Loop (pop-up).... Apr 2013 FW 100 Loop (pop-up)
plus countless WDW day trips, DL 3X, DLP 2X - TV: 2005 Chevy Suburban - Camper: 2014 Aliner Expedition - Nights Camped: 175

Last edited by bama_ed; 06-23-2013 at 11:16 AM.
bama_ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 11:06 AM   #26
bama_ed
My old avatar was the blue Muppet named Grover
 
bama_ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,405

Quote:
Originally Posted by scotiacat View Post
Yeah, I've really enjoyed mine from the moment I got it back in 2008. Not sure what ever happened to BDR (name changed to protect him, lol), haven't seen him nor his evil Mickey or green flamed cart around. BDR and SB were the individuals who would do up the signs.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52629918@N03/9096058421/

Now, how do you post pictures here, still earning my ears 6 years after joining. Shows how much I post, lol.
scotiacat,

there are two easy ways to post pix.

The thing in common to both ways is you must have your picture/image on a hosted website such as flickr(Yahoo) or photobucket(google). Not Facebook, etc.

First way is to go to the image and copy its http address/URL string. Then in the window where you are typing DIS posts, there are little sympbols up above the text window. One looks like a postcard with a stamp in the upper right corner and a mountain/triangle in the lower left. Click that symbol and paste your URL string (take out the http already there). Note it will put some IMG headers and footers around it.

Second way is to go to your picture on the hosted website and simply copy its IMG URL/address (i use photobucket and it does/has this). The IMG headers and footers are already in the URL. That can simply be pasted into the DIS post you are writing.

Scotiacat, in your case above your picture came up fine when I clicked on it which means you posted it as a weblink. Paste that link into method one above and it should work. I think BDR used GIMP.

We love pictures!

Bama Ed
__________________
Apr 1979 Off-site...................... Jan 2001 FW 2200 Loop (cabin)........Dec 2007 FW 900 loop (pop-up)...............................Mar 2014 FW 400 Loop (popup)
Apr 1981 FW Creekside Meadow... Jan 2002 FW 2200 Loop (cabin)........Nov 2009 FW 1500 Loop (pop-up)
Nov 1987 FW 100 Loop(tent) ...... Oct 2003 FW 2000 Loop (tent).........Mar 2011 FW 900/1500 loop (pop-up) to/from KW
Jan 1988 FW 700 Loop (tent).......Jan 2004 FW 2500 Loop (cabin)....... Apr 2011 FW 2000 Loop (pop-up)
May 1988 FW 1200 Loop (tent).... May 2006 FW 900 Loop (pop-up) .... Mar 2012 FW 1500 Loop (pop-up)
Dec 1995 Contemporary.............. Mar 2007 FW 1000 Loop (pop-up).... Apr 2013 FW 100 Loop (pop-up)
plus countless WDW day trips, DL 3X, DLP 2X - TV: 2005 Chevy Suburban - Camper: 2014 Aliner Expedition - Nights Camped: 175

Last edited by bama_ed; 06-23-2013 at 11:12 AM.
bama_ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 06:38 PM   #27
snowmedic
Mouseketeer
 
snowmedic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Vermont
Posts: 113

I received my Dis Marker on July 31. I used the same template as Bama Ed and it turned out really nice. Like Bama Ed said, from 6 feet away you can't see that the edges are not crisp. My sign is done on both sides, but the templates don't line up either, but you can't notice that from a distance either. [IMG] Hoping that this picture turns out along with the other one. [IMG].
snowmedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 05:43 PM   #28
bama_ed
My old avatar was the blue Muppet named Grover
 
bama_ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,405

That sign looks great! Bama Ed
__________________
Apr 1979 Off-site...................... Jan 2001 FW 2200 Loop (cabin)........Dec 2007 FW 900 loop (pop-up)...............................Mar 2014 FW 400 Loop (popup)
Apr 1981 FW Creekside Meadow... Jan 2002 FW 2200 Loop (cabin)........Nov 2009 FW 1500 Loop (pop-up)
Nov 1987 FW 100 Loop(tent) ...... Oct 2003 FW 2000 Loop (tent).........Mar 2011 FW 900/1500 loop (pop-up) to/from KW
Jan 1988 FW 700 Loop (tent).......Jan 2004 FW 2500 Loop (cabin)....... Apr 2011 FW 2000 Loop (pop-up)
May 1988 FW 1200 Loop (tent).... May 2006 FW 900 Loop (pop-up) .... Mar 2012 FW 1500 Loop (pop-up)
Dec 1995 Contemporary.............. Mar 2007 FW 1000 Loop (pop-up).... Apr 2013 FW 100 Loop (pop-up)
plus countless WDW day trips, DL 3X, DLP 2X - TV: 2005 Chevy Suburban - Camper: 2014 Aliner Expedition - Nights Camped: 175
bama_ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 07:07 AM   #29
1Grumpy9
DIS Veteran
 
1Grumpy9's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Enola, PA
Posts: 679

I was going to ask where you downloaded your font from. I want to try to make my sign this weekend.
__________________
"Don't tell people how good you are, tell them how good they make you."
'79, '80, '81, '82, '83, '84, '85, '91, '92, '93, '97, '99, '06, '08
'92 MMD (marched in SpectroMagic), '94 MMD(marched around WS) '11 - first stay on property, FW-'13


1Grumpy9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #30
bama_ed
My old avatar was the blue Muppet named Grover
 
bama_ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,405

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1Grumpy9 View Post
I was going to ask where you downloaded your font from. I want to try to make my sign this weekend.
Grump,

I posted a link to it in post#25 just a few spots above this one. Good luck!

Bama Ed
__________________
Apr 1979 Off-site...................... Jan 2001 FW 2200 Loop (cabin)........Dec 2007 FW 900 loop (pop-up)...............................Mar 2014 FW 400 Loop (popup)
Apr 1981 FW Creekside Meadow... Jan 2002 FW 2200 Loop (cabin)........Nov 2009 FW 1500 Loop (pop-up)
Nov 1987 FW 100 Loop(tent) ...... Oct 2003 FW 2000 Loop (tent).........Mar 2011 FW 900/1500 loop (pop-up) to/from KW
Jan 1988 FW 700 Loop (tent).......Jan 2004 FW 2500 Loop (cabin)....... Apr 2011 FW 2000 Loop (pop-up)
May 1988 FW 1200 Loop (tent).... May 2006 FW 900 Loop (pop-up) .... Mar 2012 FW 1500 Loop (pop-up)
Dec 1995 Contemporary.............. Mar 2007 FW 1000 Loop (pop-up).... Apr 2013 FW 100 Loop (pop-up)
plus countless WDW day trips, DL 3X, DLP 2X - TV: 2005 Chevy Suburban - Camper: 2014 Aliner Expedition - Nights Camped: 175
bama_ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.