Galveston 04/06/13 Caribbean Cruise

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  1. mawhite424

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    Renea, the dolphin encounter was great! I think they have one that fits with younger kids. I just decided not to do it because the older kids already did it in December, and Stella won't know what she's missing so I decided to just do the beach part of the park on our own. It's also very nice and should be included in your dolphin encounter. It's a protected beach, more like a big pool with a sandy bottom, and very calm. You can swim or snorkel, and then there's an area past that, which is strictly for snorkeling.

    I still haven't decided on Grand Cayman.
     
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  3. Snow white 5

    Snow white 5 Earning My Ears

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    Where is everyone from? This will be our fourth cruise I have a 12,10,& 5
    year old boy.
     
  4. mawhite424

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    We're from Texas! This will be my 4th cruise, 3rd on Disney.
     
  5. reneaterry

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    We're also from Texas.
     
  6. Mageemommy

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    You guys are getting a few more Texans. My name is Mikka ( sounds like Micah), my sister Rae will be going, along with Isabel (10), Colin (8), Jude (7). We are very excited!! Have any of you thought about or participated in the fish extender exchange? I have never done it but would like to this trip! :wave2:
     
  7. klayresmom

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    We are from the frozen North! Michigan!
     
  8. klayresmom

    klayresmom Earning My Ears

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    I've been waiting for someone to bring this up! This is our first cruise ever...after reading about FE's...we are game!
     
  9. Snow white 5

    Snow white 5 Earning My Ears

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    Sorry, I asked where everyone was from and I didn't tell you where I was from. Ha we are from Georgia this is our fourth Disney cruise:) we were booked on the fantasy during this time but couldn't pass up this great deal. We love the Magic.
     
  10. Mageemommy

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    Yay!:yay: I am not really sure how to get it started. Maybe a bit closer to cruise time more people will want to join us. :goofy: I think the kids will really enjoy it, and I am not gonna lie, I am excited as well.
     
  11. reneaterry

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    I'd be interested but can someone explain it to me.
     
  12. mawhite424

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    We would be interested as well!
     
  13. ronniegintx

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    So looking forward to this cruise. This will be our first family cruise on a Disney ship. Going with my DH and 2 DD, 15 & 8 years old. Looking forward to chatting with others who will be on the ship:cheer2:
     
  14. ronniegintx

    ronniegintx Earning My Ears

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    Also from Texas. What is a "Fish Exchange"?
     
  15. Mageemommy

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    I have actually never participated in this but just read about it online and on the disboards. So I am gonna copy some info I found in another thread.

    The Fish Extender itself is a pocket panel you hang from the fish shaped hook outside your stateroom. These can be homemade or you can purchase them on sites like Etsy, you can also find some pictures on Google or DIS forums. Families that join the FE group hang the Fish Extender outside their cabin and then exchange little gifts with others participating in the group by putting little gifts in each other’s extenders.

    I am happy more families are wanting to do this!! Now is it a PARTY! party:
     
  16. mommy2mb

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    We are also on this cruise!!! This will be our first cruise it's me & Dh,DS (2) DS(8) and my parents.. We are from Illinois and so excited to finally be sailing!!
     
  17. Mageemommy

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    Also, I don't mind be the organizer/facilitator of the FE if you guys don't mind a first timer. :) But if one of you has done this before and feels more qualified, I don't mind that either.
     
  18. mawhite424

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    Mikka, that would be great! Just let us know what you need from us! :thumbsup2
     
  19. ronniegintx

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    MaWhite - since you are bringing your grandchildren, do you have to have certain documentation that allows you to travel with them? The reason for my question is that my 15 yr old is actually my step daughter. Her mom passed away and obviously cannot give consent. I do not want to get the kids passports and was wondering what documentation is required.

    Thanks,
     
  20. mawhite424

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    There's a consent form provided by Disney that we bring with us, but that won't help you if her mom passed away. Is your husband her real dad or step-dad? Or do you have any documentation that shows you're her legal guardian? Does she have your last name? If so, I wouldn't mention that she's a step-daughter.

    Personally, I would get her a passport. We all have our passports because it really is safer traveling out of the US with them. I'm not sure what the requirement is for a 15-yr old traveling outside the US, but what if you ran into a snag with the Mexican or Grand Cayman authorities while there? Just a thought.

    Mary
     
  21. Mageemommy

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    Okay, If those who would like to participate would message me their disboard username, cabin number, the names and ages of those in your groups that are participating (or whatever you feel comfortable providing :)
    Also you may want to include favorite disney characters and any allergies.
    I will make a list and send to everyone.
    Okay, here is where I need your input..
    how far in advance should the deadline be to join (So I can the final list out to you all and we can start preparing)?
    Are there any rules you all want to put in place?
    I did see on another thread the group met briefly on the first night, so for the rest of the trip they had faces to place with the gifts received. Is this something you all would want to do?
    Thanks SO much for working with me on this. I am all EARS!! :dumbo:
    Mikka
     

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