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Old 06-05-2013, 09:08 PM   #16
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DCL pens. I got two different kinds on my last cruise. One kind from the spa (with caps that come off), and one from guest service (tops that twist). I use them all year long, and they make me smile.
And they last! I use them when I write my substitute reports at school - they remind me why I took the job and what I have to look forward to.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:17 PM   #17
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It's not free, but we have the photographers that come around during mealtimes take a picture of us with our serving team. We then purchase that picture and have the serving team autograph the photo. We end up with a great photo and the serving team feels special too.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:35 PM   #18
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I love the pens! I told my husband that we had to go on another Disney cruise when they ran out. It's been four years and the things still haven't run out! Luckily, we already have the next one booked for 2014.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:35 PM   #19
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My favorites are the postcards in the stateroom desk drawer, pens in the stateroom, and pirate bandanas!
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:38 PM   #20
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The large gold Mickey heads from the theater.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:40 PM   #21
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I like saving the stateroom key: SeaPass/Sign and Sail/KTTW, etc. They are called different things on different lines but always have the line, ship and sail date. Plus, on many lines they change colors based on your loyalty level or stateroom accommodation.

I think having a collection of them is pretty cool.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #22
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Napkins. Drink coasters (usually from places while in port).

Some of the shows shoot off confetti and streamers in the WDT, I always get that.

Extra copies of the Navigators. Port shopping maps.

Swizzle sticks.

Sorta free - sail away drink glasses.
Where do you go to get extra navigators? Guest services? Thanks.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:43 PM   #23
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Where do you go to get extra navigators? Guest services? Thanks.
Yes, Guest Services. You can also ask your room host at the beginning of the cruise to leave you more than one with the nightly turndown service.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:51 PM   #24
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Toward the end of your cruise there are large 11" x 16" heavy cardstock posters, advertising Disney Vacation Club, that are left in your room. Would look great framed.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:03 PM   #25
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I would agree it's all about the pens. The post cards in the room are great too. They get mailed every trip.

(currently has Club 33 pen in computer bag)
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:06 PM   #26
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It is free to have the characters sign

an item you bring on the ship like a pillowcase, frame mat etc. if you leave it at the Guest Services. They return it to you before you get back to port.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:09 PM   #27
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If your child participates in Friendship Rocks (Magic) they get a cute t-shirt for free
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:00 AM   #28
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If your child participates in Friendship Rocks (Magic) they get a cute t-shirt for free
They use to give Mickey graduation caps that looked like, of course, a graduation hat, and had plastic Mickey ears on them and a yellow tassel.

I'm so glad I saved my daughters (for 10 years). She wants to wear it on her last day of 8th grade next week.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:57 AM   #29
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Matches. You have to ask at one of the bars since they are not out on display. They are the little boxed wooden stick matches with the DCL logo on the front. I always stock up.

If you go to one of the DVC presentations, they are always giving away little things, trading pins, toiletry holders, bags, binders. All those things have DVC logo though.

Look in the Navigators for trivia games. Brush up on your disney and DCL trivia. They give good prizes. There's also a scavenger hunt game in the tube, or evolution. Its later at night. You pair up with other couples. Bring your purse along with some other random travel items...and creativity and you'll be sure to win. That game won us all sorts of goodies
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:26 AM   #30
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Pins from the DVC desk. I also received those special tink pins from a lovely CM the ones where you keep one and give one away. I gave mine to a little boy he was so pleased. Nice to spread the magic. Some of the cocktails come with a present, I've had a glowing ice cube and a bracelet.
DVC members get a few freebies at the meeting and in the stateroom, hat, bag, books, magnet.
I love the castaway member bags you get.
If you participate in a pool game and don't mind looking daft you get a cocktail.
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