Cruise secrets that DCL doesn't tell you

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  1. DawnMarie

    DawnMarie Mouseketeer

    Nov 13, 2006
    :eek: I never knew that. I'll make sure to send DH :idea: to the bar.
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  3. disneyfamilyforever

    disneyfamilyforever Earning My Ears

    Jun 19, 2005
    On our families first Disney Cruise, one night my kids decided that they did not want to get dressed up for dinner but wanted instead to go swimming. We were told the pools were open but the slide was closed. That night was by far one of the best memories I have of being on the Disney Cruise. The Mickey pool was empty! I got the best pictures of my kids playing in the pool from the upper deck. The whole Mickey head and only my kids in the pool---priceless! Then we enjoyed the hot tubs by ourselves at the Goofy pool too. But the most amazing part of all was the staff that treated us like royalty. We ate dinner on the deck by the pool and they were catering to us the entire time. I would suggest taking this private time by the pool to everyone but make sure you do this after you have seen all three dining rooms.
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  4. CinderellaBride12

    CinderellaBride12 Mouseketeer

    May 21, 2006
    I had a thought with the photo mattes everyone is talking about. I worked at the portrait studio at wal mart for a while and i remember them having them with the 5 holes so you can make a collage of pictures. I think I'm going to pick a few of these up so that I can have a variety of character pictures in there with all the characters instead of one or two characters in a single picture. Maybe I'll have to leave two or three. Thanks for the suggestion of the pillowcases and the mattes!! Hopefully my thought helps someone else.
  5. Ruth B

    Ruth B <font color=royalblue>I may ask for Springs<br><fo

    Sep 18, 2005
    thats a nice idea- thanks for sharing:goodvibes
  6. angipoo

    angipoo Born and bred in a briar patch

    Apr 30, 2006
    Couldn't you do this for free by going to the post office and picking up a Priority mailer envelope (one of the stiff ones) use it for the cruise and then you have one of them at home when you need to mail something Priority the next time? Just a thought!
  7. erikthewise

    erikthewise Guest

    Most people know there is an exercise room in the spa that you can use at no additional charge.

    But what most people don't know is that you can also use the men's/women's locker rooms in the spa at no charge! All you have to do is ask for a key at the desk. (I guess if you're the trusting sort you don't even have to do that!)

    The locker rooms are quite luxurious with two unusual showers. One has a shower head as big as a pizza! You can get body lotion and shampoo out of dispensers in the shower. There are some nice lounge chairs, and I think there's even a sauna! (I don't do saunas so I didn't pay much attention to it.) It's a great place to visit after a workout instead of going back to your cabin to shower!
  8. ch10dad

    ch10dad Mouseketeer

    Jul 27, 2007
    We've done this before and it works great for us. Enjoy.:woohoo:
  9. ch10dad

    ch10dad Mouseketeer

    Jul 27, 2007

    Well if you tell everyooooooooone then it will no tbe private!:rolleyes:

    Great tip, though I think it might be hard to pull my kids from the dinner table. DD11 has developed a taste for the fine art of dining. Her favorites include lobster, filet mingon, etc... all the stuff we don't normally get... thanks Mickey :rolleyes:

  10. PeterandTink

    PeterandTink Mouseketeer

    Aug 24, 2007
    I went to Wally World today to get a mat to drop off and have signed....I found one that is esp made for signing...called Signature Event Mat...I had never noticed them is 11x14 with a 5x7 opening but figured it would have more room for the characters to sign and I could print one of ours to put in it ... Just thought I would mention it havent seen anyone say anything about these kind on here..Happy Sailings..pirate:
  11. Tiggerfan14

    Tiggerfan14 Mouseketeer

    Oct 20, 2005
    just subscribing
  12. Diznyfan68

    Diznyfan68 <font color=magenta>mmmmmm there's peanut butter i

    Jul 31, 2006
    As much as I hate going to Wally World this is one reason to make the trip - thanks for the tip!:thumbsup2
  13. hueydewielouie

    hueydewielouie Mouseketeer

    Jul 30, 2007
    This thread is great. We are going on our first Disney Cruise in Feb. 08 and I am making note of all of these (especially those pillow cases).

    Oh, and I thought Wally World was the destination for Chevy Chase in Vacation?:confused:
  14. yndygo

    yndygo Knee Deep in Pixie Dust

    Feb 10, 2007
    Wally World is also a nickname for WalMart :)
  15. Stitchnut

    Stitchnut DIS Veteran

    Sep 11, 2009
    Thanks for all the terrific tips and secrets here;)

    Someone ( and I'm sorry that I don't remember their name) did something a little different with character autographs. They bought the Vinylmation Mickeys (Create your own) and had them signed at Guest Services. They were really cool, but a more expensive thing to do. There is a black Mickey and they were going to have it signed in metallic marker. Just something a little different. And I checked online, and they can be order from WDW merchandise website.
  16. hortontrio

    hortontrio Mouseketeer

    Jul 23, 2010
    We actually bought 3 CHEAP photo frames at the dollar store all white and put them in a baggie and they do actualframes too, my daughter gave them a autograph book too and it all came back markers and all the ngiht before we left, SOOOOOOO much easier than trying to get all the signatures!! LOVED IT
  17. gdulaney

    gdulaney <font color=deeppink>Another Konk Kooler please...

    Sep 5, 2002
    Here are a few:

    -Bring some clothespins. They are great for hanging up swimsuits, etc.
    -Bring some Lysol or other "fragrant spray" for the bathroom.
    -Bring an inexpensive hanging shoe rack...those pockets are great for tanning oil, cameras, etc. Keeps it organized and easy to find.
    -If you plan on doing laundry, I read a great tip on another thread... bring a couple of pop-up laundry hampers to separate your clothes ahead of time. We'd been bringing one bag, but I love the idea of going ahead and separating darks/whites/colors.

    I agree with an earlier poster....don't try to do it all. Just have fun and enjoy it!!

  18. CADisneyMom

    CADisneyMom DIS Veteran

    Apr 15, 2010
    I didn't know about this one :( We've been on Bahamas, Eastern and Western Caribbean which I would have done. I guess I'll have to start it now.
  19. Tinked

    Tinked DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    I've been told that this isn't happening. You can leave them but they probably won't get stamped. It's not up to DCL, it's at the whim of the port you're in.
  20. heatherwillmom

    heatherwillmom DIS Veteran

    Jul 30, 2009
    Someone told me that they quit doing the pillow cases. Has anyone tried this lately?
  21. lucky1

    lucky1 Face Character

    Aug 21, 1999
    When your kid goes to Goofy's Pajama party, they will get a pillowcases to color during the party and they get to take it home. DD loves hers.

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