Cruise secrets that DCL doesn't tell you

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  1. kgsmith

    kgsmith DIS Veteran

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    Thank you for sharing!

    DS (8) will love the pillowcase idea!
     
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  3. Disney-Brat

    Disney-Brat Earning My Ears

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    What a wonderful idea-- I did not know that
    Thanks-- I love these boards:banana:
     
  4. Disney-Brat

    Disney-Brat Earning My Ears

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    Yes!!! let's remember to do that so it keeps them happy and we can continue to bring out things to them each cruise!!:dance3:
     
  5. ddpaints

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    Subscribing :goodvibes These are great to know since this time we have children.
    Always looking for extra , above and beyond things to do for my little ones. Hoping when they are my age with kids of their own they will remember and pass it on to the next generation
     
  6. BealsRwe

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    Make sure to take fabric markers for your pillowcase. They worked so much better than Sharpies. They added so much this past cruise. I took DD pillowcase to Guest Services in a gallon sized ziploc, complete with fabric markers, and 4 boxes of movie sized candy. I also dropped 2 bags of Twizzlers off with the Guest Services team when I dropped off the pillowcase. I opted for non-chocolate candy as we sailed most recently in August. The smiles I received when dropping off were great, and matched even better by my DD freaction when she saw her completed pillowcase the last night of the cruise. I also gtake candy on for the children's activities staff...all of this plus our FE gifts gave me a whole carry on to bring goodies back home.
     
  7. BealsRwe

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    I didn't find that out until #11, you beat me! Well worth the stop in Cove Cafe for an extra special coffee and treat. During the afternooon, they had mini sandwiches.
     
  8. BealsRwe

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    I found a design I loved from the magnet thread and had the pillowcase printed. I had used an iron on transfer in Dec and it washed off. The pillowcase was washed a few times before taking on the cruise to be sure it would hold up. I used fabric markers this time-betther than sharpies as they don't bleed or lose color in the wash. I will eventually post directly in my signature, but until then DD newest pillowcase is linked to in my signature.
     
  9. Silly Little Pixie

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    I surprised my kids with the pillowcases in 2008 and they still sleep with those on the bed! DH says THIS cruise we get our own pillowcases! :lmao:

    Oh heck yeah! DH and I make it a tradition that at least one night we get Mickey bars for dessert! Mmmm, mmm! (He declines the sprinkles, but DS and I like them.)

    Another good tip is to bring your swimsuits in a day bag when you board (or kids can wear them under their clothes). That way you can hit the pool right away, before everyone's bags start arriving and it gets crowded. We like to eat lunch poolside and watch the kids swim as soon as we get on board. Then I sneak off to decorate our door with magnets at 1:30, which is the earliest you can get to your room. By the time the kids are done swimming, they head down to change and they get to see my latest masterpieces and a welcome message from me!
     
  10. JanDave

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    Ginny and Christine, my DH is with you on the Mickey bars! He has one every night as his dessert. Servers try to entice him with chocolate lava cake, strawberry shortcake, etc., but he chooses Mickey bars over all the other desserts - except in Palo! Christine, you'll meet my DH on the ship in November and I'm sure he'll tell you about his passion for Mickey bars. He sometimes orders them for room service and they bring 2!

    Ginny - have fun on your cruise. Tell my Italian wanna-be buddy hi.

    Jan
     
  11. gdulaney

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    :hug: Why are September and November soooo far apart?

    Tell Dave "hi" for us!!

    Ginny
     
  12. AmandaRG

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    Thanks so much for those that have posted ideas! It will make it so much easier for those of us that are first timers (although I have to say that we don't see it being the last!).
     
  13. Emsabems

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    I love the idea of givng a thank you gift to the signees and club CMs.... but I wonder if they get incredibly sick of candy.

    What's the best thank you gift you've ever given/heard of?

    EmsaBems
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  14. froggy5657

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    I think even writing a personalized note to the people in the club and mentioning some great memories that your daughter/son now has because of them would be really sweet.
     
  15. Mackie Mouse

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    I think doing the photo mat will be such a cute and unique keepsake. As a totally non-crafty person, where is a good place to get one of these? Would your standard Michael's/AC Moore/Jo-Ann fabrics-type craft store have them?
     
  16. FairyGrandmother

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    Yes Michels or Hobby Lobby both have photo mats. Any place that sells photo supplies will carry them.
     
  17. speicher46

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    Thanks for sharing. We have been on eight Disney cruises and did not know about some of this. We are getting ready to take the 14 day Transatlantic next May so these secrets will be very useful.
     
  18. DiSnEyFrEaK22

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    I am bringing my wedding guestbook on the cruise, I hope the characters will sign it! princess:
     
  19. Fivepin

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    We bring one of those nightlight/air freshener plug in for the bathroom. It helps when the kids have to get up in the middle of the night.

    I have a small extension cord with 3 outlets since we have so many things to charge these days

    It's not on the room service menu, but we get the Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustables the night before a port day. Ask them not to heat it up and we keep it in the fridge until the next day. It makes a great snack to hold you over or if you have picky kids-this is their lunch.

    Just a couple of our tidbits.
     
  20. dream2011

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    thanks for all the great tips. Disboards and disers make the 7 month wait for my first disney cruise more bearable....Thanks dream2011:thumbsup2
     
  21. weavers1995

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    WOW!!! These are great ideas! Thank you so much! We sail in January and I can't wait!!!

    Amy :cool1:
     

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