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Old 07-28-2013, 06:40 AM   #31
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bicmize was kind enough to start a FE Exchange list. I'll post a link to it in first post. If you have any questions about getting on the list you should PM bicmize
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:18 AM   #32
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Hi Bicmize

I tried to send a private message to you, but the forum won't allow me to do so until I have made 10 posts.

This post is in reference to the FE. I have only participated in one (so I'm no expert by any means) and it was 8 cabins. I'd be open to participating in anything from 10-15 cabins. I have read about FE's that are as large as 75 cabins. While the concept is fun, that certainly can take away from family time on a short 4 day cruise. From what I understand, the groups can be small and if people want to do more, they ask to be added on more than one list.

Our last FE also asked about favorite colors and favorite Disney characters, which helped when choosing or making personalized gifts.

My only thoughts would be to nix the ages of the adults on the spreadsheet (ages are only necessary for kids to give age appropriate gifts) and add a column for favorite character.

Thank you for taking charge of the FE!
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Hi Bicmize

I tried to send a private message to you, but the forum won't allow me to do so until I have made 10 posts.

This post is in reference to the FE. I have only participated in one (so I'm no expert by any means) and it was 8 cabins. I'd be open to participating in anything from 10-15 cabins. I have read about FE's that are as large as 75 cabins. While the concept is fun, that certainly can take away from family time on a short 4 day cruise. From what I understand, the groups can be small and if people want to do more, they ask to be added on more than one list.

Our last FE also asked about favorite colors and favorite Disney characters, which helped when choosing or making personalized gifts.


My only thoughts would be to nix the ages of the adults on the spreadsheet (ages are only necessary for kids to give age appropriate gifts) and add a column for favorite character.

Thank you for taking charge of the FE!
Thank you so much for your input. I'm kinda with you I have only been apart of one cruise FE group and I was not at the start of it. So this is kinda new to me but I love the idea of FE and my kids had a blast last cruise doing FE. So I don't mind putting in the work. I think it will be great to limit and do several groups if needed to keep it smaller. Maybe we should limit each group to about 10 cabins depending on number of people per cabin. So Im guessing that no more than 50 people in a group?? Group one I named Mickey Mouse, I thought it would be fun to label the groups by Disney characters names instead of just numbers. And I will edit the spread sheet to add favorite characters~ great idea!!! Thanks....... Let me know if you were able to add your families info.
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If everyone wants I'd be happy to make a facebook group for this cruise. Of course you need to be friends to add people. So can't figure that out lol
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:34 PM   #35
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If everyone wants I'd be happy to make a facebook group for this cruise. Of course you need to be friends to add people. So can't figure that out lol
Can you make the group and then post a link so that we ask to join??
So I just looked over on FB. Under my group tabs on the left side of post there is a thing that says "create Group" When I clicked it there are options on how to create it. I think with the name of the group we can ask to join. Let us know what you come up with. :-)
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That's exactly how it's done.
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Do you guys know that there are FB groups for Fish Extenders, Disney Cruise Line and Castaway Club Members? I really like the FISH EXTENDER DISNEY CRUISE LINE, I think that's it's full name. People post some awesome ideas on there.
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That's exactly how it's done.
JHmom2two, have you tried to use the spread sheet? It was my first one I have ever made so I wanted someone else to test it out to see if you can get it to work. Hoping I shared it right. It opens on my computer but I made it so not sure if it will open on others. Thanks!!
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Bicmize, I was unable to add our information. The document says "read only". It's probably a good thing that info is input by one person so info already put in doesn't get deleted or edited by accident.

I'm thinking we may definitely need a facebook page so we can contact you easier to provide FE information since this forum doesn't allow immediate private messages.

On a side note, yes, the Facebook groups are great. They have a wealth of information on them. I have some of my stuff posted in the albums on the Fish Extender page from my last cruise. There are also a lot of fun ideas on Pinterest for FE gifts.

P.S. I have no clue how to "quote" a previous thread post!
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Bicmize, I was unable to add our information. The document says "read only". It's probably a good thing that info is input by one person so info already put in doesn't get deleted or edited by accident.

I'm thinking we may definitely need a facebook page so we can contact you easier to provide FE information since this forum doesn't allow immediate private messages.

On a side note, yes, the Facebook groups are great. They have a wealth of information on them. I have some of my stuff posted in the albums on the Fish Extender page from my last cruise. There are also a lot of fun ideas on Pinterest for FE gifts.

P.S. I have no clue how to "quote" a previous thread post!
I'm working on making a facebook group, though I haven't had luck since you need to add a friend to start it from what i did last night, facebook and stupid changes lol.

So if you want a group add me as a friend on facebook and I'll see about getting it started.

https://www.facebook.com/julia.jensen.923
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I'm working on making a facebook group, though I haven't had luck since you need to add a friend to start it from what i did last night, facebook and stupid changes lol.

So if you want a group add me as a friend on facebook and I'll see about getting it started.

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Julia, I just sent a request, My name is Vicky Runs. I have two FB accounts, one is our family account and one is for my running hobby.
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here's a link for the Facebook group hope it works https://www.facebook.com/groups/418986214884052/
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:53 AM   #43
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Hi Everybody! Me and my family (my husband, daughter and son... my mom and brother) will be cruising on our first Disney Cruise. We will be on the Magic, November 20th! I am sooo excited. Its My Son's 5th Birthday!! I have made my stateroom magnets and I am trying not to get overwhelmed! CANT WAIT!!
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Hello!

Hello everyone! We (me, hubby & 3 yr old son) are booked on this cruise. . . and we are so excited. Hubby and I have been on 3 other cruises, but none on Disney. And our son has never cruised.

I am interested in joining a Fish Extenders group, as long as the number is reasonable.

Also interested in hearing more about the kids clubs. Son has been/is in daycare & prek so he is very social and can handle himself with other kids. But I get worried about him getting run over by older kids or if the clubs activities are all video games & movies. So I would love to hear more about activities. How hands on & adult supervised are they?

Thanks in advance for all the insight.

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Hi Everybody! Me and my family (my husband, daughter and son... my mom and brother) will be cruising on our first Disney Cruise. We will be on the Magic, November 20th! I am sooo excited. Its My Son's 5th Birthday!! I have made my stateroom magnets and I am trying not to get overwhelmed! CANT WAIT!!
Hi, so glad you have joined us. We have a facebook page set up if you would like to join. I am the contact person for joining the Fish Extender group. If you want to join in send me your email and I can send you a link to the google doc sign up sheet. Here is the link to Facebook, you might have to be invited, just let me know if you have a problem. https://www.facebook.com/groups/418986214884052/

And here is my email you can contact me at, jvthbm@netzero.com
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Glad you have joined, let me know if you need any help.
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