Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Disney to Guests - Magnets Only Please

Fish Extenders Banned
From Disney Ships

Decorating the cabin door is a tradition that guests on Disney Cruise Line's ships have long enjoyed. You may have heard about fish extenders. These organizers would be hung over the doorway or on the fish which the crew uses for delivering your onboard "mail".

Disney has just announced a policy change that goes into effect with upcoming sailings. Due to damage caused by adhesives, tape and the hanging organizers, the line is restricting decorations to magnets only. There will be a warning if guests don't comply and if that is ignored, a $100 fine will be imposed. For those that aren't aware, the organizers were used for gift exchanges with fellow passengers.

Leave Your Tape & Adhesives at Home

Here is the text of a letter that Disney will start putting in the cabins within the next two weeks.  As the letter indicates, you can purchase magnets onboard for your door decorating.   If you plan to exchange gifts with your fellow passengers, be sure it is of the magnetic variety or find some other way to get together for the exchange.

Speaking of magnets, if you want to add some fun to your cruising experiences, why not start a  magnet collection.  Read more about this in our article on the subject.

We are glad that you have joined us aboard the Disney (Choose Ship)!

As you may be aware, it is important to us to keep our facilities looking their best for all our guests.  As part of our commitment to this area of focus, we ask that you do not affix anything to your stateroom door utilizing tape or any adhesive, including removable gel adhesives.  We have found that these adhesives damage the finish on our stateroom doors; therefore we ask that you limit door decoration to those of the magnetic variety.

Concurrently, we ask that guests not use over-the-door hanging organizers as they have been found to scratch and/or disfigure stateroom doors and trim.

Guests found with damaged doors are assessed a $100 damage fee per incident to cover the cost of repairs.

Your attention to this matter will greatly assist us in keeping our shipboard environment looking ship-shape.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Guest Services, Deck 3 Mid-ship.

If interested, magnetic door decorations are available for purchase in our merchandise area.  For your convenience, magnetic strips are also available at Guest Services.

We appreciate your cooperation and hope you have an enjoyable sailing.

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