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Old 06-15-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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June 2013 Backstage ABD trip

Am i crazy to go to DL in June?? Some sites say the crowds arent that bad, some say its horrible. We have never been to DL before, only WDW countless times. What do you think??
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Well from what I've heard, an ABD trip isn't exactly like just going to DLR by your self. Lots of VIP access to rides and such. I can let you know after my trip in July. I figure Carsland will be a good test.

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I have done 2 BSM now both during busy times. We found the crowds were rarely an issue due to the VIP access, special viewing areas and extra little "bonuses" given to us by the guides! I can honestly say it is the best way to do DL!!!
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I went ahead and booked it, even though I had done this in 2008! They've changed it so much that it will be very different to see what they've changed. And a couple I met on this adventure has told me that they are going to be going on this trip, too! I'm very excited.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:29 AM   #5
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We are going & can't wait. I was looking at average temps & it doesn't look too bad really. We usually go to WDW in late October & it can be really hot then, so if we can handle that hopefully we'll be fine in Cali in June.
I agree with what the other's have said. We did this ABD back in 2008 & it really is a VIP experience at the parks so crowded parks really aren't an issue too much.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:59 PM   #6
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My mom and I will be on the trip too and we are trying to decide to stay post night or just take a late flight on the return day. I want to make sure we have time to do stuff and from what I've been reading I think we might just take a late flight home.

This is our first trip to Cali and Disneyland and I am so excited to share it with this group!!!
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we actually changed our minds and booked the december ABD instead!
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We're thinking about doing the BSM next June (since we already took our summer vacation for the year). I really hope that I can persuade DH to do it!!!!!!
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We're thinking about doing the BSM next June (since we already took our summer vacation for the year). I really hope that I can persuade DH to do it!!!!!!
Come join us! I think it's gonna be a great group.
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We're thinking about doing the BSM next June (since we already took our summer vacation for the year). I really hope that I can persuade DH to do it!!!!!!
If you are considering joining the Dis group, you might want to strike while you can.

There are already 24 pots spoken for and we cap this trip at 32.

That means eight spots left before we declare it SOLD OUT!
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Kevin, even though I haven't gone on my first BSM tour, I'm thinking about doing it again next year and staying more than one night extra. Can I book extra nights at the Disneyland Hotel and still have ABD transport me back to LAX? I want more time at DLR and DCA. But not the price of DGC.

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Kevin, even though I haven't gone on my first BSM tour, I'm thinking about doing it again next year and staying more than one night extra. Can I book extra nights at the Disneyland Hotel and still have ABD transport me back to LAX? I want more time at DLR and DCA. But not the price of DGC.

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Yes, you can book a stay at the DL Hotel.

No, transfers will not be included.

ABD only has a contract with the GC and if you leave you ABD reservation, transfers are no longer included.

Your DLH reservation would be a separate reservation.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:08 PM   #13
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Thanks, Kevin. Debating WDW or DLR next year. Probably WDW since I will have missed F&G for 2 years and I LOVE F&G. DLR 2014 I guess.

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We stayed one extra night after the BSM tour and the transfer to the airport was included.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:06 PM   #15
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We stayed one extra night after the BSM tour and the transfer to the airport was included.
As long as you book your post night through ABD...and ABD uses the GC...then transfers are included.

They will not be included if someone books a separate reservation at the Disneyland Hotel
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