Disney fans love to show their Disney spirit! Take a walk down the halls of a Disney Cruise Ship, and you will quickly see how spirited they can be. Not only will you find stateroom doors decorated with custom magnets, you also might see sets of pockets hanging on the wall beside the door. These sets of pockets are called DISNEY FISH EXTENDERS and are used to exchange goodies with other Disney cruisers.
The Fish Extenders got their name because they are usually attached to the metal Fish that is right above the stateroom door number. Disney Fish Extenders can be elaborate or very simple. Some will purchase them pre-made (eBay or Etsy), but . All you will need is fabric and a sewing machine capable of making a basic stitch!
Disney Fantasia Fish---Arabian Dance link to video on YouTube (Google searched the image) I didn't always like this part of the movie but now I do. :)
Those who are interested in joining in on the fun of a Fish Extender Exchange, simply find a group hosting an exchange either through The (or similar Disney Fan Site) or via FaceBook. The host of the FE Exchange will supply a spreadsheet with family names, their favorite Disney character and their State Room Number. You will put together a small gift for each person participating and leave them in the pockets of the Disney Fish Extender at some point during your cruise.