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Old 06-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #76
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Oh, dear! I hope I didn't give away a surprise! But I guess it's all good if it adds to the excitement!
Not at all! I knew about getting pins on an ABD trip, but it still made me happy to read about it.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:18 PM   #77
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I did not know we could expect that Are there other surprises or gifts to look forward to as a first timer?
We were thrilled with of our "surprises" on our Cities of Knights and Lights trip last month!!

This afternoon dd and I went to see "Brave". Now we want to do ABD Scotland!!
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:23 PM   #78
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Me too I knew about the pins. I was on a Disney Cruise and attended an ABD presentation where they raffled off a set of pins that contained ALL of the pins for every adventure.

I had not thought of Merida and Brave pins specificlly for the ABD trip though so I am quite excited about the possibility!
ALL of the pins for every adventure? That's a LOT of pins! How cool. Was that a door prize sort of raffle, or did you have to buy tickets?

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Not at all! I knew about getting pins on an ABD trip, but it still made me happy to read about it.
Cool! Glad to hear it!

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We were thrilled with of our "surprises" on our Cities of Knights and Lights trip last month!!

This afternoon dd and I went to see "Brave". Now we want to do ABD Scotland!!
I don't think you're alone in that, SingingMom!

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Old 06-26-2012, 05:23 AM   #79
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We were thrilled with of our "surprises" on our Cities of Knights and Lights trip last month!!

This afternoon dd and I went to see "Brave". Now we want to do ABD Scotland!!
I've been obsessing so much about our trip next year I made a board of our itinerary on Pinterest. So when we saw Brave on Friday, I was able to recognize some of the places we are going to and of course that just got me more excited


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ALL of the pins for every adventure? That's a LOT of pins! How cool. Was that a door prize sort of raffle, or did you have to buy tickets?
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Yes, it was a LOT of pins. No purchase necessary it was a door prize. I think the first one I attended was on the member cruise in 2010. I recall the presenter saying that while some folks had been on multiple adventures, no one had done all of them yet. Therefore, the prize would be something nobody else would have.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:24 PM   #80
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Yes, it was a LOT of pins. No purchase necessary it was a door prize. I think the first one I attended was on the member cruise in 2010. I recall the presenter saying that while some folks had been on multiple adventures, no one had done all of them yet. Therefore, the prize would be something nobody else would have.
Very, very cool!

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Old 06-26-2012, 03:28 PM   #81
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Hope you all enjoy your trip to our country - i keep looking at ABD but the cost just seems so much - once you add flights.

funny how exotic scotland seems when you are reading through an ABD intinery - its a great itinery and will really show off the beautiful spots in Soctland.

Just watch out for the midges - if youre coming in the summer!!!!

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Old 06-27-2012, 12:34 PM   #82
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Hope you all enjoy your trip to our country - i keep looking at ABD but the cost just seems so much - once you add flights.

funny how exotic scotland seems when you are reading through an ABD intinery - its a great itinery and will really show off the beautiful spots in Soctland.

Just watch out for the midges - if youre coming in the summer!!!!

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Yes, ABD is more expensive than most of the other tour companies. I've done a number of Globus and Tauk tours, and as far as I'm concerned, you get what you pay for. The ABD experience is superior to anything I've done before. In every case, and this can be critical for international trips, ABD uses superior lodging, additional tours that other companies cannot offer, more meals,... Ther's just something special when the mouse is involved.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:15 PM   #83
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Yes, ABD is more expensive than most of the other tour companies. I've done a number of Globus and Tauk tours, and as far as I'm concerned, you get what you pay for. The ABD experience is superior to anything I've done before. In every case, and this can be critical for international trips, ABD uses superior lodging, additional tours that other companies cannot offer, more meals,... Ther's just something special when the mouse is involved.
Having never traveled to Europe before, I knew we wanted a "tour". I was between Tauck and ABD. Disney had the itinerary my 18 year old wanted. We LOVED it and will only travel a tour with them again! The added attention to details is par none !
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:36 AM   #84
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Wow! I guess ABD underestimated the popularity of this trip. I'm glad they were able to arrange extra departures! They have plenty of time to train extra Guides! Sayhello
I'm not sure what to think about the added dates. I *really* hope the quality doesn't suffer, especially for the overlapping tours. I'm actually a little bummed to hear this.

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Me too I knew about the pins. I was on a Disney Cruise and attended an ABD presentation where they raffled off a set of pins that contained ALL of the pins for every adventure.
Our pins for Ireland are really cute, I'd love to see something with Merida for Scotland. I can't imagine a full set--that must have been a ton!

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Yes, ABD is more expensive than most of the other tour companies. I've done a number of Globus and Tauk tours, and as far as I'm concerned, you get what you pay for. The ABD experience is superior to anything I've done before. In every case, and this can be critical for international trips, ABD uses superior lodging, additional tours that other companies cannot offer, more meals,... Ther's just something special when the mouse is involved.
I haven't done Tauk, but I've done a tour through a University alumni program and that was much MORE expensive than Disney. It was also very upscale with lots of added extras, although not geared toward kids. The university does have family trips, which I'd love to try to compare at some point (maybe when I win the lotto
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Cool Annoyed with ABD web site

Has anyone besides me noticed that under the Scotland itinerary Tips & Tricks area of the ABD website there is a section that says "Recommended Reading - a selection of books to help you get the most of out of your travel prepared especially to enhance your Adventures by Disney vacation." Then when you click on the recommended reading all of the books are about Ireland

I contacted ABD last month to let them know about the error. They responded and said they would let their web services team know. So I checked today thinking I would be ordering some books and it still has recommended reading on Ireland
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Has anyone besides me noticed that under the Scotland itinerary Tips & Tricks area of the ABD website there is a section that says "Recommended Reading - a selection of books to help you get the most of out of your travel prepared especially to enhance your Adventures by Disney vacation." Then when you click on the recommended reading all of the books are about Ireland

I contacted ABD last month to let them know about the error. They responded and said they would let their web services team know. So I checked today thinking I would be ordering some books and it still has recommended reading on Ireland
Bummer. I hope they fix that. I hadn't taken a look at the Tips & Tricks section but will do that.
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Has anyone besides me noticed that under the Scotland itinerary Tips & Tricks area of the ABD website there is a section that says "Recommended Reading - a selection of books to help you get the most of out of your travel prepared especially to enhance your Adventures by Disney vacation." Then when you click on the recommended reading all of the books are about Ireland

I contacted ABD last month to let them know about the error. They responded and said they would let their web services team know. So I checked today thinking I would be ordering some books and it still has recommended reading on Ireland
Double eye roll! I hadn't seen that section either but will check it out. I could think of a huge list of books to read, if they need help, LOL.
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Thumbs up They fixed it!

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Bummer. I hope they fix that. I hadn't taken a look at the Tips & Tricks section but will do that.
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Double eye roll! I hadn't seen that section either but will check it out. I could think of a huge list of books to read, if they need help, LOL.
I went and took a peek at the ABD we page under Tips & Tricks for Recommended Reading and it now contains books on Scotland instead of Ireland
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I went and took a peek at the ABD we page under Tips & Tricks for Recommended Reading and it now contains books on Scotland instead of Ireland
Looks like a pretty good list. I've read a number of them. Would have been nice to see some fiction up there (Sir Walter, anyone?).
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Looks like a pretty good list. I've read a number of them. Would have been nice to see some fiction up there (Sir Walter, anyone?).
Yeah, and Outlander too

Any recommendations? I was thinking of getting Scotland, A Concise History and Culture Smart! Scotland.
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