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Old 06-18-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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2013 Dis Exclusive Backstage Magic 12/15 - 12/20/13 SOLD OUT!!!!!

The Dis will be going to the Disneyland Resort December 15th - December 20th, 2013.

I have not included the details of this Adventure as it has already sold out.

Here is our list of folks going to see Mickey at Christmas....

Lauren - Stenoboxx
Jeri - Lauren's hubby
Karen - apurplebrat
Kaye - Karen's Mom
Frank - skunkvette
Cathy - 2vettecool
Jason - Jwren1234
Christy - Chropistopy
Erica - Ilwynlea
Steve - JustSteve
Mark - mnra
Susan - suezq55
Alta - SleepingAriel28
Marjorie - Alta's Mom
Jonathan - biozfear
Lisa - Jonathan's Wife
Jon - JonKPest
Melissa - Jon's Wife
Wallis - addicted to dopey
Leo - nyguy3
Susan - suecoppola
William - Sue's Hubby
John - GrmpyTggr
Linda - wdwscout
Jen - NejTheLion
Barry - BartheBear
Debbi - TheFairyGodmother
Sue - DisneySuzy
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Liz - myweegirls
Eric - DEA
Kevin - DisneyKevin
John - WebmasterJohn
Pete - WebmasterPete
Walter - AKAScar

This is going to be an awesome Adventure.

Let the planning begin!
(It's going to be fun to look back at this in December 2013 and think that we started planning 18 months in advance.)
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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Wow, that sold out fast!

Hi Everyone!

I have almost booked this Adventure so many times before. When I worked up the nerve and $$$$ to book it, I've been too late because it has sold out. But not THIS TIME!!

I (Jon) and my wife (of 38 years) Melissa went on the Light, Camera, Magic
Tour last February and really enjoyed the one day Tour. So now we can't wait for more ABD Drugs, were hooked!
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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Woohoo! Can't wait to spend the next 18 months talking and planning for this trip with you guys. It will be great to spend the holidays at Disneyland with some old and new friends.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:40 AM   #4
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Hi everyone

We have booked this event before but had to cancel and this time I am determined that we will go.

Here's to us finally going on an ABD yeah!!!

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Old 06-19-2012, 05:01 AM   #5
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Like some others on this tour. this will be our third DIS/ABD/BSM adventure, and we can't wait!

Great tour with great people - it is going to be a blast!
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:47 AM   #6
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This has to be furthest out I've ever booked a holiday - seems crazy that we have yet to do this Christmas and then its a year to go!

I'm so looking forward to it though - I've been wanting to join one of these tours ever since I heard about them on the podcast, though I've never been in the position to do it until now. I can't wait to see Disneyland for the first time, but I'm especially looking forward to Henson studios!
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:08 AM   #7
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Hi Everyone, I am Jenn, I am very excited about this trip. Looking forward to getting to know everyone. This trip just sounds so amazing, I was going to try and wait a few years but just don't think I could do it. So hopefully 18 months is enough time to save up.
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Hi everyone.
We are super excited to finally be planning a DIS-ABD adventure!
We do actually plan most trips far in advance, so 18 months is fine with me. We have just gotten to the point where having one more Disney trip in the works is just not enough- we have to have several!!

We are headed out on PCC 3.0 this coming weekend, plus we have PCC 4.0 this December. Then we can start counting our time until the 2013 ABD/BSM.

John is my husband. GrmpyTggr is his board name- and a very good descriptor, I might add (it describes his pre and post morning coffee personalities!). He has never posted on the boards, although he is a loyal/avid podcast listener.

We have been to Disneyland twice so far and LOVE it. We can't wait to see it through ABD's eyes and with so many soon-to-be friends.

With the trip ending so close to Christmas, we will probably head home as soon as it ends, but will also likely plan a few days prior to the ABD. Thinking of San Francisco again, but we shall see. In 2010 we did SF and the Disney Family Museum prior to our Disneyland vacation. Would love to do that again.

Looking forward to meeting everyone. I have to say- I am glad we will get to meet many of the people from this most recent Italy trip. I followed the thread throughout your trip- loved the photos and the stories. And as long as there is no bus backing up over a cliff in the Backstage Magic ABD, I will be a happy camper!
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:07 PM   #9
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:09 AM   #10
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Just saying hello

Hi, everyone. I'm Erica, and my husband Steve and I are so excited to be joining in this ABD/BSM trip! This will be our first ABD and our first time at Disneyland. I literally cannot wait to walk where Walt walked...and you'll have to forgive me, as I wear my heart on my sleeve and assume I will be in tears at least once on this trip (every time Teresa cries on the podcast, hubby looks at me to see if I'm tearing up, too, if that tells you anything). We promised ourselves that once our credit cards were paid off, an ABD BSM would be the first "real" vacation we would take...and since our credit cards will be clear come August this year (or so we are planning), we took the leap. I haven't been this excited about a vacation, since, well...um...huh...I don't think I've ever been this excited! LOL! Steve was stationed in CA while he was in the Navy, so I suspect we will do some pre-trip time in San Diego, but nothing is definite yet. For your previous ABDers, any advice on the best time to start watching for airfare deals? I know it's still too soon, but I have to plan SOMETHING!

Hope everyone on PCC 3.0 has a great time, and I get to meet some of you on PCC 4.0! Ta Ta For Now!
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Hey Erica! Welcome to the group! You guys are going L-O-V-E this trip, so no worries there. I've been on this one before and I remember that several people teared up in Walt's apartment in particular. Just bring a box of tissues and you'll be fine!
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Hi, everyone. I'm Erica, and my husband Steve and I are so excited to be joining in this ABD/BSM trip! This will be our first ABD and our first time at Disneyland. I literally cannot wait to walk where Walt walked...and you'll have to forgive me, as I wear my heart on my sleeve and assume I will be in tears at least once on this trip (every time Teresa cries on the podcast, hubby looks at me to see if I'm tearing up, too, if that tells you anything). We promised ourselves that once our credit cards were paid off, an ABD BSM would be the first "real" vacation we would take...and since our credit cards will be clear come August this year (or so we are planning), we took the leap. I haven't been this excited about a vacation, since, well...um...huh...I don't think I've ever been this excited! LOL! Steve was stationed in CA while he was in the Navy, so I suspect we will do some pre-trip time in San Diego, but nothing is definite yet. For your previous ABDers, any advice on the best time to start watching for airfare deals? I know it's still too soon, but I have to plan SOMETHING!


Hope everyone on PCC 3.0 has a great time, and I get to meet some of you on PCC 4.0! Ta Ta For Now!
Hi Erica and Steve,

Welcome to the adventure, it will be an outstanding time!!!

In regards to airfare, I will tend to look at rates a few times per week as soon as my airline (United) makes the dates available in their system. I've ended up buying my tickets between 4-6 months out for my previous trips, as that is when I've seen prices drop (ending up between $350-$450 R/T to and from Newark...I live in Northern NJ). With this trip being close to Christmas, I plan on really keeping a close eye on airfares, and if I see a good price I will grab it.

I would also suggest looking at Orange County airport as an option at the end of the adventure, as it is close to Disneyland. It's a very comfortable, friendly airport, and sometimes for me it's cheaper than going home through LAX.

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I would also suggest looking at Orange County airport as an option at the end of the adventure, as it is close to Disneyland. It's a very comfortable, friendly airport, and sometimes for me it's cheaper than going home through LAX.
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We also live in Bergan County and plan to go out of either Newark or JFK (whichever winds up being cheaper) but fast question for you. If we flew home from orange county airport to NJ/NY will ABD provide transportation to that airport since it says we have to fly out of LAX on all of our paperwork?? I had called ABD fast when I saw in small print that you had to be on a flight before 6pm (we would much rather take the red eye out around 10 or 11pm) and she said that we would probably have to provide our own transportation to the airport unless there were a lot of ppl taking late flights and then maybe ABD would add another trip to the airport for that group. Seems that with the price we are paying you would think they would make that concession or give us some type of voucher to cover a cab/other form of transport.

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We also live in Bergan County and plan to go out of either Newark or JFK (whichever winds up being cheaper) but fast question for you. If we flew home from orange county airport to NJ/NY will ABD provide transportation to that airport since it says we have to fly out of LAX on all of our paperwork?? I had called ABD fast when I saw in small print that you had to be on a flight before 6pm (we would much rather take the red eye out around 10 or 11pm) and she said that we would probably have to provide our own transportation to the airport unless there were a lot of ppl taking late flights and then maybe ABD would add another trip to the airport for that group. Seems that with the price we are paying you would think they would make that concession or give us some type of voucher to cover a cab/other form of transport.

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Hi Wallis,

ABD will provide transfers from DL to the Orange County Airport / John Wayne for dartures only.

The last time for transfer departures is at 4:00pm for either airport.

If you want to depart laterr 4:00pm, transfers will be on your own.

This is the same for all guests.

If you decide to book any additional nights on your own, you will be responsible for your own transfers. Again, this is the same or all guests.

There are several efficient ways to get to either airport, should you wish to take a late flight.

Many previous guests have had luck with Super Shuttle or a taxi.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #15
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Hmm. We were thinking of adding a few days before, but now may have to add some days after, too! Steve's sister lives in CA, so maybe we'll look at spending Christmas with her!
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