Cruise secrets that DCL doesn't tell you

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by misseulalie, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. matt&jakesmom

    matt&jakesmom DIS Veteran

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    Wow what a lot of information for a 1st timer going next year to take in. I feel so overwhelmed in not knowing what to do first. Wait I have to book the trip first. :) Thanks!
     
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  3. violetmonarch

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    I felt (and still feel) the same!
    I keep hoping that I can remember all the information I got here and that I make the right decisions. The way I see it, this is the practice run for the future cruises I plan on taking :goodvibes
     
  4. bitlerzx4

    bitlerzx4 DIS Veteran

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    Last yr while we got ready for our cruise as I read tips I wanted to remember I copied and saved to my own list.

    I still stalk this thread, and keep a running list of all the ones that I really like.
     
  5. violetmonarch

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    Oh, you are smart! I made a list, then I lost it :confused3 I guess I don't have that organizational gene. (lol)
    But I do stalk this site daily. :rotfl2:
     
  6. SunLuvr321

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    When I first went through this thread I started a Word document on my computer. Then I copied and pasted any tips that sounded especially good to me. I figured I would forget most of them, but this way I have a list of the ones that I really want to remember.:thumbsup2
     
  7. Llges

    Llges Earning My Ears

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    Oh wow! Would you be willing to share that word document? :)
     
  8. eemaxx

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    Pretty sure a reusable shopping bag would be fine. Last year I took a Vera Bradley tote that did not close at the top (and is bigger than a shopping tote) and it was fine. As long as you are okay with the bag not zipping closed I think it would be fine.
     
  9. EPCOTatNight

    EPCOTatNight I am the Polynesian Parking guy

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    ? :confused3
     
  10. Clochette nordique

    Clochette nordique DIS Veteran

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    Really? I think it's neat... for people living close to a dock...
    Sadly for us in the middle of the continent, it doesn't make sense, but I guess I would have 1/2 sailed to if I could.

    Thanks for the answer,
    Happy New Year,

    :tinker: Poussière de fée!
     
  11. rescuetink

    rescuetink DDC Member #428 A DCL Loving Family!! W

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    Did this help at all??? :confused3

     
  12. violetmonarch

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    Thanks tink! I was looking for that since someone mentioned they had one too...couldn't locate.:thumbsup2
     
  13. tntmaresca

    tntmaresca Earning My Ears

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    1. will you please post information/websites etc. where I can purchase Fish hook Extender?

    2. can you post a photo of a FE, maybe I could find someone local to make me one.

    3. how much money should I plan to spend on gifts for the FE? I will be purchasing all items (not artistic), gift ideas? all or just kids? daily or one bigger gift?

    4. door decoaration/magnets. can you post some photos of some you have seen, just trying to get some ideas.

    This is an incredible site, thanks for all of the tips and feedback - VERY helpful:)
     
  14. SunLuvr321

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    I am just working on my first FE now, so I do not have all your answers. I went to www.etsy.com and searched for "fish extender Disney". I found quite a few fish extenders (with pictures) as well as some fish extender gifts.

    It seems like the amount of money that people spend varies quite a bit. I have also read about people who do one gift as well as people who do multiple gifts. I am planning on a stateroom gift with some Disney magnets that I made with something local (haven't figured out what that is yet).

    There is a thread called "Stateroom Ears and then some.." that has files for Mickey Ears you can print out. They fit around the porthole number on the door. You can print them on paper and attach magnets or you can print out on magnet paper. I got some at an office supply store. Here is the link for that thread. http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2172891

    Hope this helps!
    Cori
     
  15. SunLuvr321

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    That did help me, once I found it. It has so much information that I went through it over several days and copied out the items that I wanted to remember to my own Word document. I made a couple page document that has the information I really want to make sure I don't forget.
     
  16. buglady11

    buglady11 Earning My Ears

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    My daughter gets daily injections that have to be refrigerated and a ice pack we like to have frozen at the end of the cruise.

    How large are the refrigerators in the room and has anyone asked for a different one? I am curious about if we could use what is in the room normally or if we will need to ask for something else.
     
  17. violetmonarch

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    I made ours out of duct tape, and I love it...looks better in person, tho :groom:

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  18. flamestarrdust

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    Do you have directions on how you made this? I had seen yours before on another thread and I like the way it looks better than other ones I have seen.
     
  19. violetmonarch

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    I don't actually have instructions written, but I guess that I can work on making them and then I will post here.
    Thanks for liking it...I was surprised that so many people that have come by my house have liked it too....and they aren't even familiar with FE at all, lOl. :rotfl:
     
  20. Meredisney

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    Pack a bottle of red wine and make sangria to sip poolside using the juice from the self-service drink station at Cabanas/Topsiders or up by the family pool.
     
  21. violetmonarch

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    Wait, I thought we couldn't take alcohol that we bought on the ship out of our rooms? I have read on another thread that he took his beer to the MDR to enjoy with his meal. Can that really be done? :confused3
     

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