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Old 07-28-2011, 04:42 PM   #31
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:31 PM   #32
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Hi Kevin! I'm a new DVC member and was wondering if the point chart for ABD will be coming out at the same time as the new itineraries are released at the end of August? Thanks!
DVC points charts are handled by DVC Member Services. You can call them or look on the dvcmember.com website. Travel agencies won't have that info.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:25 PM   #34
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You're the best, Kevin! Thanks for all of the info.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:28 PM   #35
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We are also waiting for a Hawaii ABD trip. Any chance it will be announced, or has everything already been released?
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We are also waiting for a Hawaii ABD trip. Any chance it will be announced, or has everything already been released?
There is no specific Hawaii ABD trip planned for 2012.

ABD did work with the folks at Aulani (Disney's newest resort on the Island of Oahu) to develop "ABD Like" tours for guests staying at the resort.

Kevin and I had the chance to take a hard hat tour of the resort and learned about some of the tours offered as well ther cool stuff about the resort.

If you have some time check out our podcast from that trip located here - http://www.wdwinfo.com/disney-podcast/archives.htm - it's the 7/21 podcast.
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Wow - Greece! My Fiance and I were planning to take the traditional Australia AbD for our honeymoon, but now with this addition (and the new Australia and Tasmania) this is going to make our decision a lot more difficult - a good problem to have!

Can't wait for the details about these upcoming trips - and to potentially work with Disney Dreams Unlimited
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:39 AM   #38
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There is no specific Hawaii ABD trip planned for 2012.

ABD did work with the folks at Aulani (Disney's newest resort on the Island of Oahu) to develop "ABD Like" tours for guests staying at the resort.

Kevin and I had the chance to take a hard hat tour of the resort and learned about some of the tours offered as well ther cool stuff about the resort.

If you have some time check out our podcast from that trip located here - http://www.wdwinfo.com/disney-podcast/archives.htm - it's the 7/21 podcast.
When we were on SWS a couple of weeks ago our guide Tiffany told me that Mike Cooke (our fantastic guide in Alaksa and from SWS or Costa Rica for some of you) has left ABD and taken a job at Aulani. John, do you know if he is involved with excursions at the resort?

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There is no specific Hawaii ABD trip planned for 2012.

ABD did work with the folks at Aulani (Disney's newest resort on the Island of Oahu) to develop "ABD Like" tours for guests staying at the resort.

Kevin and I had the chance to take a hard hat tour of the resort and learned about some of the tours offered as well ther cool stuff about the resort.

If you have some time check out our podcast from that trip located here - http://www.wdwinfo.com/disney-podcast/archives.htm - it's the 7/21 podcast.
Waa! I was really hoping for a Hawaiian ABD in 2012... I wonder what the cost would be to do it on my own & do the excursions vs doing it with ABD?

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When we were on SWS a couple of weeks ago our guide Tiffany told me that Mike Cooke (our fantastic guide in Alaksa and from SWS or Costa Rica for some of you) has left ABD and taken a job at Aulani. John, do you know if he is involved with excursions at he resort?
Yeah, we bumped into Chris in Lima too after he finished doing the previous Peru adventure before ours and he also mentioned that Mike is with Aulani now. Chris and Mike were our guides when we did SWS last year. They were great!
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Wow - Greece! My Fiance and I were planning to take the traditional Australia AbD for our honeymoon, but now with this addition (and the new Australia and Tasmania) this is going to make our decision a lot more difficult - a good problem to have!

Can't wait for the details about these upcoming trips - and to potentially work with Disney Dreams Unlimited
I would be very happy to help plan your ABD honeymoon and will do everything I can to assist in any way.

I do need to let you know that while Dreams Unlimited Travel specializes in Disney travel....and ABD is my specialty....we are not part of the Disney company.

We are an independent travel agency specializing in Disney.

I apologize if this is redundant information. I just dont want anyone to be mislead.

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When we were on SWS a couple of weeks ago our guide Tiffany told me that Mike Cooke (our fantastic guide in Alaksa and from SWS or Costa Rica for some of you) has left ABD and taken a job at Aulani. John, do you know if he is involved with excursions at the resort?
I just asked my contact at Aulani and he tells me that Mike Cooke is the Guest Services Manager for all excursions at Aulani.

Sounds to me like the excursions at Aulani are in very good hands!!!!
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Smile RE: COst of Hawaii trip - abd vs on your own....

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Waa! I was really hoping for a Hawaiian ABD in 2012... I wonder what the cost would be to do it on my own & do the excursions vs doing it with ABD?

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thought i wud jump in and try to assist.

from what I am doing, the est total cost of Hawaii (Room & Tax, meals, excursions, souvineers, etc) will run approx $650-$700 a day.

Total est cost of my 2 Abd trips using the above same premise - about the same.



So, to me....jump in and see the Aloha State.

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I just asked my contact at Aulani and he tells me that Mike Cooke is the Guest Services Manager for all excursions at Aulani.

Sounds to me like the excursions at Aulani are in very good hands!!!!
Very, very cool! Thanks for confirming that, John!

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That is great news about Mike Cooke. We knew he was originally from Hawaii. Just another reason to book Aulani! Like we needed another reason!
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