Disney Cruise Fish Extender
Disney Cruise Fish Extender – All you need to know!
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Disney Cruise Fish Extender – What is a Fish Extender?
A Fish Extender, or FE for short, is a container of some sort that hangs outside the door of your Disney cabin on a metal clip that is shaped like a fish. The metal clip is used by the crew to deliver news or tickets. The bag extends the amount of things that can be attached the the fish…thus the ‘fish extender’!
Members of fish extender groups give small gifts to each other and deliver them into the fish extender bags or containers. We loved planning our gifts to deliver to others.
Disney Cruise Fish Extender – Where do I get one?
Pinterest is THE place to start for lots of creative things!! Get some ideas from my Pinterest board on all things about fish extenders and fish extender gifts! You can buy or make your own!! Don’t be afraid if you aren’t very crafty – We used a beach bag!
Here are a few wonderful places to buy a Disney Cruise Fish Extender for your next cruise.
Here are a few DIY tutorials for making your own Disney Cruise Fish Extender:
Saving the Family Money has a wonderful tutorial on how to sew your own Disney Cruise Fish Extender.
Don’t worry if you don’t sew! You can still make your own Disney Cruise Fish Extender. The Momma Diaries has a great no sew tutorial for Disney Cruise Fish Extender.
Disney Cruise Fish Extender – Pencil Case
Most fish extenders are 8″ by 5″ and that make pencil cases the perfect size and shape to be a pocket on a Fish Extender. Get a pencil case that has holes to put into a binder. Use ribbon to connect as many as you need. Voila! Easy peasy fish extender.
Disney Cruise Fish Extender – What goes in a Fish Extender?
This is the fun part! You choose small fun items to give to those in your FE group who are traveling with you and deliver them…like a Disney version of a Secret Santa activity. These small items, often with a Disney theme, are called Fish Extender Gifts or FE gifts. Fellow travelers will put gifts in your fish extender, too. It is so much fun to find something in your fish extender when you arrive at your cabin door. The kids LOVE this!!
Disney Cruise Fish Extender – How do I get started?
First you need to sign up to find a group of people who will be sailing with you. Start at DISboards. Then find your cruise, sign in and get started! You’ll be put in a group of about 10 families. Information will be exchanged on favorite characters, names and special occasions which will give you hints for just the right gifts!
Fish extenders are just part of the magical Disney cruise experience. Read more about Disney cruises in these related posts:
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