Cruise secrets that DCL doesn't tell you

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  1. RapunzelFloyd

    RapunzelFloyd Mouseketeer

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    I just need an opinion I am doing a fe exchange and I want to make recycled crayons (large fun shape) and coloring books for the kids, how young is too young for large crayons and coloring books and also what is too old for these gifts. I still like to color and I am 33 :rotfl2:
     
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  3. Katekins13

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    I love that idea! My daughter has been playing with crayons since about a year old - maybe even younger - so I would around 1 would be ok esp bc you said they are large.

    And I agree with you - I'm 32 and color as much as my daughter lol
     
  4. RapunzelFloyd

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    Lol, awesome!!

    I was thinking for 3 to 11 for the age group. I am making the coloring books now! Thanks so much for your help :)
     
  5. lillyshelle

    lillyshelle 2nd Generation Disney Lover

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    OK so I have a question about the signatures on the pillowcases... Does the signature bleed through to the other side if I use a permanent marker? Or does Disney take care of that issue? Just didn't know if there would be a problem with this. TIA
     
  6. joycsk

    joycsk Red's my girl

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    For t-shirts or pillow cases, place a thin sheet of cardboard inside and then there isn't a bleeding issue.
     
  7. Ancaster

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    Unlike an airline, there is no (reasonable limit) to the number of carryons you can bring on the ship so we bring an extra empty duffle bag packed in our suitcase which we take out, shop in Florida for alcohol, small cans of pop, juiceboxes, etc that we then put in the duffle for the ship.

    The size limit is actually larger than what's posted. As long as the bag can go through the scanner, it's good. So if your duffle is slightly larger, no worries.

    Remember that alcohol in checked luggage will be removed and given back to you at the end of the cruise, so don't put any in those suitcases being checked! And anything that comes in a commercial can or bottle such as those ordered for room service is charged. They do not send fountain pop or juice you can get on Deck9 to your room.
     
  8. Ancaster

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    In addition to cardboard, write a note that it may bleed through and you would appreciate the cardboard left inside for signing.

    We used fabric markers:

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  9. alagille

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    We used the Pluto Pajama Party pillowcases that they made in the club one night while on the cruise for signatures. The kids colored some of the pluto picture while in the club and the characters signed all around the graphic. They love them!
     
  10. kdesantis44

    kdesantis44 Earning My Ears

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    We did something different for signatures. We got the big Mickey gloves and got those signed. They are stuffed so well that they stand on DS' desk. He still likes them three years later.
     
  11. Lisamarie4400

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    This is a great idea. We own the gloves already. We are almost 6 hours from FL on our drive down but we will do it next time.
     
  12. rescuetink

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    WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!! I gotta do this!! :hyper::hyper::hyper:
     
  13. mrslfc

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    Hi it has take a while but I have read through all these post, thanks so much for the tips I have made loads of notes for my first cruise in Aug!!!

    Just wondering for the carry on, I have a wheelie bag that is a couple of inches bigger than the size posted do you think this would be ok? How strict are they on the size?
     
  14. Bear3412

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    ::yes::

    Also ... Welcome :cool1:
     
  15. GenerationK-er

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    No need to rent the inner tubes on Castaway Cay. They can typically be found abandoned on the island a couple of hours after debarkation and they are HUGE!
     
  16. NAB

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    It has to go though the x ray machine so keep that in mind. Same type as at the airport.
     
  17. mrslfc

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    Thanks :goodvibes
     
  18. mrslfc

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    Ok great thanks, I have taken it on a plane many times and is actually a lot smaller then some others I have seen on flights so should be fine :)
     
  19. Ancaster

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    I saw some bags larger than my duffle go through the machine (ours is the exact limit). If you have a problem, unless it's a hard case, remove some items, bring extra grocery type cloth bags or use your beach bag, and put the excess in them. You are allowed more than one carryon.
    Just remember you will be lugging around anything you carry in until your room is ready.
     
  20. mrslfc

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    Thanks it should be fine I think as it is only a couple of inches bigger on the width and it has wheels so not worried about having to carry it, want to be able to put wine and beer in it!!:cool1:
     
  21. MrsRaker

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    Thanks for all the great tips!
     

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