Disney Magic - 05/10/13 (May 10, 2013) - Calling All Kids At Heart

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Meets' started by kdgeek, May 15, 2012.

  1. tholifield

    tholifield Earning My Ears

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    Everyone,

    Amy and I are so humbled by the kindness you have shown us regarding to FE exchange. Like LoveMM, Amy has planned little things for the boys, don't feel obligated to do an FE as it was us who missed the well announced deadline and honestly had to educate ourselves on what a FE, DS, DD, and DH (me at times) As this is our first with DCL. :-) We will be ready next round. For those who did offer an exchange please email me at Tim.holifield@me.com, with your child's name and cabin number we will be happy to share the magic of Disney with your family through a FE exchange.

    Warm Thank,

    Tim & Amy
     
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  3. j2o

    j2o Earning My Ears

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    Has any looked into doing an OBB for their next cruise? I'm noticing that our options out of Galveston for 2014 are limited to January. We were hoping to take advantage of the discount and OBC, but not sure we can cruise again before January....and with school stuff January is hard for our kiddos. Anyone else looking at this?
     
  4. jenna coda

    jenna coda Earning My Ears

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    Hey Everybody,
    We are booked on this cruise and are interested in doing the fish extenders, but we have never cruised with Disney and don't know what is involved. Can someone please help!!! :) I'm not sure who is more excited to see Mickey.... My 3 Year old Son, or me!!! LOL
    Thanks in advance!!!
    Jenna
     
  5. GArriola

    GArriola Mouseketeer

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    Is that what FE stands for? lol I couldn't figure it out. Sounds fun but I read last night that the deadline to join passed.
     
  6. disjest8

    disjest8 Proud Parent of 8

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    Welcome to both you and Jenna.

    DCL is offering the military rate again this week, so it's possible that there will be more people booking and more interested FE participants over the next week or so. If so, you all could start your own FE group. I participated in a group in March that had 10 cabins and it was really fun and had a low stress factor.

    I've put a bit more planning into this FE and am creating personalized gifts, so a cutoff date was needed in order to get the gifts completed in time. But, I'll be happy to help you create the spreadsheet for the new group if more people express interest.
     
  7. hendi123

    hendi123 Earning My Ears

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    We are hoping to book this cruise (should know by next week if it's gonna happen or not) and would be interested in joining a late FE group as well. This will be our first cruise and will probably just me my husband & me to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary.
     
  8. GArriola

    GArriola Mouseketeer

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    That would be awesome! If more people express interest I'd definitely want to join in. If you already have a spreadsheet, maybe I can just use it as a template? I searched on Pinterest last night and learned a bit what the FE exchange is all about. But there are a few questions I have.

    I'm guessing it's up us if we do just kids or adults too right? And if I understand right, we hang our pocket things and people just leave the FE gifts in the pocket whenever? Thanks so much!
     
  9. LoveMM

    LoveMM Earning My Ears

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    It's a great idea to start another FE list! From what I read in the past few days, there were 4 or 5 families that are first time cruisers and wanted to participate in the FE. Like disjest8 said it will be fewer cabins and low stress. In the past FE exchanges I've done, you just let the other cruisers know how many in each cabin and the ages of the kids. Sometimes they do gifts for the kids only, adults too, or a gift for the entire stateroom. Pretty much anything goes! If there are allergies, then note it. Just hang your pockets and wait for them to fill up! Lots of sites have FE pockets already made and all they do is add personalization. Be aware of their time frames because they get busy! I like Gradysmommy on Etsy. I've ordered several things from her from pockets to pillowcases. Let us know if you have more questions...
     
  10. LoveMM

    LoveMM Earning My Ears

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    Hi Jenna welcome aboard! So excited for you and your son for your first Disney cruise! I think there will be another FE list started so you're in luck. Some cruisers made personalized gifts hence the deadline for the original FE (April 1?). There are lots of FE gift ideas on this site and how to make an FE pocket or you can just order one to make it easy. There are so many things to do to prepare for a Disney cruise but you can do as much or little as you want. The Disboards is a wealth of information and can be quite overwhelming at times. If I can help, this will be our 4th Disney cruise, please let me know. Just off the top of my head I would suggest doing these things:

    magnets to decorate door (fun and easy to find your room)
    autograph book (character meet/greet and this cruise has a character breakfast so no waiting in lines)
    pillowcases, frames, etc to leave at guest services (character autographs)
    snacks for movies or shows
    FOR THE ADULTS: Disney lets you bring wine or alcohol in your carry on.

    Like I said before, there is so much information but try not to stress and overall have fun!
     
  11. GArriola

    GArriola Mouseketeer

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    I'm willing to start another list if there isn't already another one going on. I went back a few posts and it seems maybe there is another one? I'm not sure. If not, if anyone wants to start another one let me know. I'll take a stab at organizing it although be forewarned this is my first time!:)
     
  12. wajones2

    wajones2 Mouseketeer

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    The Magic is in Cozumel today - looks cloudy but it is warm! And that is very important.

    http://www.cozumelinsider.com/WEBCAM

    Working on my FE gifts today between meetings & not making very much progress! It has been a busy day at work :surfweb:...30 days! I can't believe we are there...this is the point I booked our first cruise and I had no time to do any research.

    Can't wait to pick up DD and do our x more days song we have made up together!:woohoo:
     
  13. LoveMM

    LoveMM Earning My Ears

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    We split an FE into 2 groups that was about 22 cabins for each group. I'm pretty sure there is not another FE list started. I know another family joined and some of us offered to include them in our FE exchange.
     
  14. LoveMM

    LoveMM Earning My Ears

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    Yeah!!! I made a Disney count down for my boys. Couldn't figure out how to post a picture? So here is a link...
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...2516418.-2207520000.1365634498&type=3&theater
     
  15. SapphireMind

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    Couldn't see it. :(

    I can take all the info from the other FE group, do some fun stuff with worksheets and add a worksheet for new people. *computer geeky*
     
  16. Gryffinclaw

    Gryffinclaw Earning My Ears

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    Just wanted to say "30 days out!!!" :banana: :banana: :banana:

    We are so excited!!

    Welcome to the new families joining our "magical" adventure!

    Gennie
     
  17. SapphireMind

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    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApfbnwesRXa7dFdiWFByajN1X2xiLTFPU0s5NV81Znc&usp=sharing

    Link in case the formatting doesn't work

    This has the original sheet that was made, then divided out, which is handy for sub group A and B.

    Late Entries can add themselves (but cannot alter the original sheets)

    If you are in another group and would also like to participate with the late entries, then add yourself there too.

    Whoops, initially screwed up the privacy settings. Should work now for anyone who has the link :)
     
  18. s232271

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    Anyone book the low gt rates and get a cabin assigned yet?
     
  19. GArriola

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    This is pretty cool! On the late entries tab, is that for those that missed the deadline and therefore this is a different FE group?
     
  20. wajones2

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    :banana:Couldn't resist a 29 days countdown message! The excitement is building tremendously at our house!

    Almost have FE organized & complete! Next on my "to do" is our packing list!:woohoo:
     
  21. Zandersmom

    Zandersmom time flies-now I'm Mom to a whole Z pack!

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    Hello All! I split the lists to make it easier for those participating in a split group. The entire list can still be found on this original link:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkIxIiMtjoLedHZ5S2lObHhjWDlxZVQ5MWhPNnoxT0E&usp=sharing
    The A Group with A/B included is here:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkIxIiMtjoLedENWazZoSno3a293OWtpMV9NV2ticUE&usp=sharing
    The B Group with A/B included is here:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkIxIiMtjoLedEJMdjE3V1lRVWdIZ1cyT1haNW42QVE&usp=sharing

    Please let me know if I can make any corrections. I'm still missing Neska1212's room #. Thanks! :goodvibes

    p.s.-There is editing and several viewing on the other list by Sapphiremind, and I'm not sure how to keep up with that or keep it reconciled so folks don't get confused...totally possible I'm the only one confused at this point from too much work...anyone else ready for a vacation?!
     

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