April 7 2013 Dream Cruise

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  1. Happy_N_Doc

    Happy_N_Doc Mickey Fanatic

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    Anyone interested in Fish Extenders?
    If so, just post or send a pm, we'll start organizing, unless someone wants to take over.

    Regards,

    Tom & Barb
     
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  3. rhax07

    rhax07 New DVC Member

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    New to the DCL family...can you explain FE?
     
  4. IrishCowboy

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    I have added your thread to the cruise meet list :goodvibes

    Have a great cruise!
     
  5. Klee3067

    Klee3067 Earning My Ears

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    Hi fellow cruisers!

    I am really looking forward to this vacation! My daughter is turning 5 on departure day, so I am trying to find every possible option to help make this cruise an extra special time for her. With that being said, I would very much be interested in participating in the fish extender exchange. (as long as it doesn't end up being a huge group--I've heard of as many as 40-60 cabins before--and that just sounds like too much work and not enough time to enjoy the cruise)

    I look forward to you getting this group going and getting to know everyone!

    Thanks,
    Katie
     
  6. Happy_N_Doc

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    We're hoping to keep the group to under 20 cabins. More than that it isn't as much fun and becomes more of a chore. our 2 grandchildren are going on the cruise and the FE are mainly for them. They are 4 and 6.
    We will need your cabin #, names and ages of children, and names of adults. I think that's all we will need. If anything else comes up, we'll send a PM.
    Thanks, Barb:cheer2:
     
  7. Klee3067

    Klee3067 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you so much for getting this group together Tom and Barb!

    Our Cabin # is: 8643
    Adults: Tommy and Katie Lee
    Daughter: Cooper, and she will be celebrating her 5th Birthday while onboard!
     
  8. Happy_N_Doc

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    As soon as we get more people signed up for FE, I will send out the list. I will send the list to your PM and I will also post the list on this forum. Looking forward to a great trip. BTW where in Georgia do you live?:cool1:
     
  9. yjjohnston

    yjjohnston Wife & Mommy

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    We will be joining ya'll on the 4-night Disney Dream cruise, leaving on April 7, 2013. This is our 2nd Disney cruise! We took our 1st one during Spring Break 2012, and we will be on Spring Break 2013 during this one.

    We went on the Disney Magic last April for a 7-night Caribbean cruise. It was a blast! My husband said he'll never do another "non Disney" cruise.

    We will be in cabin #5168.

    We will be celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary on April 8th. What an awesome place to be during an anniversary!

    We DO want to take part in the FE program. We didn't last time, but now understand the basics.

    WHERE can I order a FE? I would rather pay for someone professional to make it, than try to make it on my own?

    Thanks,
    Yvette Johnston
    Jimmy (hubby)
    Aubrey (7-yr old daughter)
     
  10. yjjohnston

    yjjohnston Wife & Mommy

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    I finally ordered our FE from someone on Etsy (PixieDustedStitches) - aka Diana Banks Solomon.

    By the way, there is a group on facebook called "FISH EXTENDER DISNEY CRUISE LINE". It just talks about FE's and ideas on how to make them/buy them. Also ideas on what to give.

    Can't wait until our cruise in April!

    Yvette Johnston
     
  11. yjjohnston

    yjjohnston Wife & Mommy

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    FE = fish extender

    Outside each cabin is a hook. People get together online, ahead of time, and find out who/what ages/cabin # and agree to exchange goodies in their FE.

    You can make, or in my case buy, a FE ahead of time to hang on the hook. This is where the goodies are given (think of stockings).

    Do a google search on "fish extender". This will give you ideas on what they look like. It can be simple, or fancy.

    Some people go all out and make their own goodies to give. Others buy goodies @ the Dollar Tree to give away. It is up to you. It is a fun way to chat about the cruise ahead of time, and get excited.

    This will be our 2nd Disney Cruise, but our 1st time to participate in the FE program.
     
  12. bfc2406

    bfc2406 Earning My Ears

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    Our daughter turns 7 on the cruise. What exciting things do you have planned for your daughters big day? Any recommendations?
     
  13. yjjohnston

    yjjohnston Wife & Mommy

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    Make sure you tell DCL ahead of time about your daughter's birthday. We will be celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary on 4/8. You can also (for an additional cost of course) have them decorate your cabin before you get there.

    Yvette Johnston
    Atlanta, GA

    pixiedust:pixiedust:pixiedust:
     
  14. yjjohnston

    yjjohnston Wife & Mommy

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    Will ya'll be participating in the FE exchange? If so, what date is your daughter turning 7? Also what is her name?

    I am planning on bringing a small suprise for Cooper (who turns 5 during the cruise).
     
  15. Klee3067

    Klee3067 Earning My Ears

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    Barb,
    Can you go ahead and give us the names of your 2 grandchildren? I realize that we currently don't have much participation in the FE exchange, but I am worried that we might add a bunch of cabins at the last minute. I want to go ahead and get a jump start on my FE gifts for the couple of cabins that we do have signed up.

    Thanks!:wave2:
     
  16. Klee3067

    Klee3067 Earning My Ears

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    How exciting, another birthday celebration! I have looked and looked for special ideas to help my daughter celebrate her 5th birthday while onboard.
    One of the main things that we will be doing is the Fish Extender Exchange. My daughter LOVES getting mail--she runs to the mailbox every afternoon, so I thought that she would get a BIG thrill out of coming back to the cabin each day to find a small surprise waiting.

    Have you thought about participating in the exchange? It is a great way to get to know other cruisers. They would know about your daughters birthday ahead of time, and many would drop off birthday cards (or small surprises) for her. As Yvette mentioned, she is celebrating her 24th (wow!) wedding anniversary on the 8th. We crusiers remember these things, and LOVE helping you celebrate!

    Other things that I have planned:
    I am making a special birthday outfit for her to wear.
    When we are getting autographs, I am planning to sneak a birthday card to have them sign and then put it in our fish extender for her to find. She will think that it is the greatest thing that the characters sent her a birthday card!
    I am going to get a signature mat and a pillowcase and take them to guest services at the beginning of the cruise. They will get all of the characters to sign them for us, so I don't have to worry about lugging them around all over the ship. I thought that these would be great birthday keepsakes.

    I'll let you know if I come up with anymore ideas, and I would love for you to do the same! And, I really hope to read that you will be joining our FE group soon!

    Getting Excited,
    Katie
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  17. Happy_N_Doc

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    Katie,

    Thomas is 6 and in Kindergarten.

    Mary is 4 and will be in PreK in August

    I'll start organizing the FE list
     
  18. Happy_N_Doc

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    Are you interested in joining the Fish Extender group for this cruise? If you are, please send me your cabin number, first names of adults, first names of children and their ages.
    Thanks
     
  19. NEmel

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    Hi Everyone!!
    We will be joining you on this cruise! :cool1: My son is being granted a Make a Wish! This will be our first Disney cruise and we are all really excited!!! :cool1::banana: Not sure of our cabin number yet but would love to join the FE. There will be 4 of us; Bryan, Melissa, Austyn (10) & Carter (7 our wish kiddo)
    Thanks and can't wait!!!
     
  20. rhax07

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    Hello all-
    We are on the April 7 cruise too for our children's spring break. DD aubrey 11, DS kayden 6, DH, and myself are looking forward to this trip. It is our 1st Disney cruise. This will be a very special cruise for us not only because it is our first but because my DH will have just returned from a deployment. Not sure about doing a FE yet but I am thinking about it. Looking forward to the cruise and my children making new friends.
     
  21. Happy_N_Doc

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    We are so excited that you will be on this cruise. Up until now, our grandson was the only boy for the FE and I was getting concerned. I hope you decide to do FE. It is especially fun for the kids. Just post your cabin when you find out. How exciting that this is a Make a Wish for Carter. He will have a blast!!!!pixiedust:
     

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