13 days and counting (10/15/05 Magic).........some questions remain

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  1. Helene

    Helene Mouseketeer

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    I've soaked up as much info from these boards as possible, yet still have some questions (will likely post a few more as I get closer):

    1) I have my $$ set aside for the recommended tips. I will add $$ to that based on service. My one question specifically is @ the room steward. Do you all tip "in between" for special errands he/she runs (ie picking up dry cleaning) or do give one big tip at the end?

    2) I was thinking of purchasing snorkel equipment for my kids (dd, 7 & ds, 6).
    I'm not sure if it's worth the money (decent sets are $60 each). I didn't know how sanitary rentals were and if it's more than $20 each to rent, I might just purchase on my own since we have a pool and they'd likely get some use out of them next summer. What would you do???

    TIA for all your help...this board is awesome

    Helene
     
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  3. mommasita

    mommasita DIS VETERAN Moderator

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    Hi,

    In regards to question 1...I tip all at once, at the end...I often write up a thank you card to tuck inside as well....

    If I were you, I would buy my own equipment...I have heard it is worth it, providing you do use it afterward...

    HTH :goodvibes
     
  4. Echo queen

    Echo queen <font color=darkcoral>I like the idea of being clo

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    I second this :banana: :banana: :banana: Have a great time. :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc
     
  5. Helene

    Helene Mouseketeer

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    Any idea what the cost is to rent equipment? Is it only available as part of an excursion at CC?

    Thanks again,

    Helene
     
  6. Tenorsinging

    Tenorsinging <font color=deeppink>Will Whine for Nickname<BR><f

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    Totally agree with buying, it can be so cheap, get it from Toys R Us and stores like that.

    I also tip at the end, and have increased tip if they have run all those extra errands for me during the week, or have gone out of their way or provided extra special service in other ways.

    Tenor
     
  7. txaggie94gigem

    txaggie94gigem <font color="green">Cruisin' with Disney<br><font

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    inexpensive sets run $10-15 for kids and about $50 for adults...i think it is $16 to rent snorkel equipment and a floatie for the day....we chose to buy our own last year and now we can use it again this year!!!
     
  8. PoohJen

    PoohJen <font color=green>Willing to share a Mickey Bar?<b

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    re: snorkel: yes, get your kids a cheap set at walmart! My twins, age 8, used their at Castaway Cay and in our pool for a year; the quality is just fine. I think the cost was $15 each.

    By the way, the twins lasted 5 minutes snorkeling at CC; it was too cold for them, and they wanted to go play at the Club! :rotfl:

    I got my and DH's sets at bassproshop.com on clearance; nice sets about $30 each.

    Have a GREAT TIME!!!! :cheer2: :Pinkbounc pirate: :cloud9:
     
  9. icartjetta

    icartjetta Mouseketeer

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    We are just back from the Western 9/24 - 10/1

    1. We tipped at the end and more than the recomended amount. In my opinion the room host/hostess work just as hard if not harder than anyone on the boat.
    2. It was $25.00 to rent snorkel, mask and fins on C.C. and $6.00 for a raft rental.
    Hope this helps. :earsgirl: :earsboy: ::MickeyMo ::MinnieMo
     
  10. Helene

    Helene Mouseketeer

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    Thanks again!!

    I think I'll go ahead and buy the gear and do the tips @ the end.

    Helene
     

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