• On Sep 11, 2016
    Valincia from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi, we are going on our first Disney cruise in November (super excited). This is actually our first cruise ever. What is the fish extender that I am reading about? Do we have to participate in it or is it optional? Thanks!

    Ahoy Valincia –

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and CONGRATULATIONS on your first cruise! Your family will be inducted into the fun-loving cruise culture with Disney Cruise Line, and believe me, it will not be your last cruise. I am pleased to help you with getting set up with a Fish Extender group for your upcoming cruise. Fish Extenders are pockets that are hung on the “fish” hook that is outside of every stateroom door. Many families choose to participate in a gift exchange, and it is a great way to meet other people who are just as excited about cruising as you are!

    Fish Extender groups are not officially Disney sponsored so you will need to look for a group outside of Disney Cruise Line. The Dis Boards is a popular place to find a group, but I signed up for my 2 groups on Facebook. I am planning 2 cruises on the Wonder this November, so I simply searched Disney Wonder November (insert your sail date). From there, ask to join the group, and then you will be notified once they accept you in. After you accepted, you should find instructions posted on how to join a Fish Extenders group. Participating in Fish Extenders is absolutely, totally optional since it is not a Disney sponsored activity.

    Valincia, I hope you have fun planning for your upcoming cruise; you do not have much longer to wait! Thanks for stopping by for a visit with us.

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