Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by misseulalie, Mar 7, 2007.
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Any tips on pin trading? My boys love to pin trade. I know when we've been to the resorts, at certain times of the night they will bring out a pin trading board. Do they do this on the cruises?
They do pin trade on the ship. They even have a night where you can trade with the officers. We didn't see many unique pins on their lanyards, but they do have alot of cruise pins for purchase on the ship. They also have CC pins at CC.
Another tip, you can make milkshakes with the soft serve icecream and a little milk, just bring one of those travel mugs and shake it real good.
A good tip for pin trading is to go on ebay and pick up a bunch of inexpensive pins to start out with. That way you can bypass the initial cost of pins on the ship.
Thanks for the milkshake tip, never thought of that one! I purchased a lot of pins on ebay too so that my boys would have some extras for trading.
Beware of buying job lots on ebay, there are a lot of fakes out there - I got 'done' with a lot of 11 pins, 6 were duds.
There is a thread on the boards about pin trading and how to spot 'scrappers', maybe worth a look before buying, as there is also a list of sellers who are known to sell scapper pins.
This will not work in Europe as you need to carry your passport when in port
If I remember correctly, it seems that the drinks in the souvenir glasses are the same price as other drinks and are bigger than the regular glasses they give you!
Thanks for the great tips!
I just love the photo frame idea. Thanks everyone for all the great ideas.
Thanks for all of the great tips! I'm subscribing to this thread so we'll be 'in the know' for our trip in April!
I definitely agree on packing a small carry on bag with a change of clothes and a bathing suit we cruised in August and the heat was brutal my 2 and 1/2 year old was able to cool of in the splash zone.
When you buy the drinks in the souvenir glasses, you do pay extra for the glass. But, if you do this you can bring it over to one of the bars and ask for them to wash it out. They sometimes give you a new one instead. I have quite a collection of these souvenir glasses, and now tend to avoid them, LOL!
Except for the one on Castaway Cay, which last time I was there was a nice insulated, colorful cup with lid and straw.
I don't think that I read anything about making sure that you bring enough cash or credit to book your next cruise on board, because after the 1st DCL cruise you'll be hooked.
Thanks for all the great tips! This will be my 2nd DCL cruise and we will have three other families joining us. I think I'm going to make them Cruise Tip baskets for Christmas with the pillow case, photo matt, door magnets, thank you notes, and a gift card. Sounds like I'll have three families off my Christmas list now! Keep the tips coming.. I love finding out new things.
Subscribing! Love all the tips!
Not sure if they still do it, but on our first afternoon a couple years ago they offered a free guided tour of the ship. We got to visit the bridge, the spa and the kitchen area where all the food is prepared, and were offered a chocolate chip cookie as a treat. Very interesting tour. Not sure if there is a minimum age (probably).
thanks for the great tips
1. We have always gotten our markers back. 3. And yes I have bought DCL scrap book supplies on board!
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