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Old 04-30-2010, 01:45 AM   #76
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Great report!

I was on the same Dec 2008 tour with Melanie (Disneygrl36) and had a blast. But don't get me wrong, you really did get the tour above and beyond what the rest of us got. While I loved the Henson Studios, Walt's Apartment and the Lilly Belle, part of me wistfully had hoped we'd get a peek inside Club 33 and the Disneyland Dreams Suite. And yes, the Disney Archives, too.

So this will spoil you for any other ABD trip by far.

And every group overstays their welcome at WDI /Mickey's of Glendale.
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:56 AM   #77
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Fantastic report, Dodie. Sally and I were discussing our upcoming visit to WDW and we both said how lonely it is going to be without our 42 friends to share the fun.
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:46 AM   #78
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Fantastic report, Dodie. Sally and I were discussing our upcoming visit to WDW and we both said how lonely it is going to be without our 42 friends to share the fun.
Isn't that the truth!

Thanks for writing this report, Dodie! It is fun to see the trip from all our different perspectives. I feel so lucky to have traveled with this group, and look forward to more Disney adventures in the future!
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Isn't that the truth!

Thanks for writing this report, Dodie! It is fun to see the trip from all our different perspectives. I feel so lucky to have traveled with this group, and look forward to more Disney adventures in the future!
Heather, your ticker shows that your next visit to DL begins in 14 days. Our next visit to WDW beings the same day (May 14). We will be dining at Trail's End that evening. In honor of you, I will take a picture of the food!

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Dodie - thank you so much for your wonderful trip report. Had a blast reading every word. OK - with my trip coming up in August, I said I wouldn't read every word as not to spoil any surprise for myself but dang it - it was just too hard to stop reading. LOL

I know that my trip won't exactly like yours but it was great reading all that you guys got to do. If ever there is a 2nd trip like this I think I've got to be there.

My trip Backstage Magic tour starts in exactly 100 days!!!

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It's fun to relive this trip through someone else's eyes.

Great job Dodie!

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Heather, your ticker shows that your next visit to DL begins in 14 days. Our next visit to WDW beings the same day (May 14). We will be dining at Trail's End that evening. In honor of you, I will take a picture of the food!

Have a great trip! I hope to get another piece of my trip report done in the next few days, including the first of the food porn.
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:38 PM   #83
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Dodie,
An awesome trip report! Thank you for taking the time to post it, I'm sitting at the computer with a big smile on my face reliving the memories!

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I wasn't even on this trip, but I got teary eyed and tingly when I read the "mushy" part at the end. When Pete announced this on PCC 1.0 I wanted to go sooooo badly, but couldn't justify the cost. After reading your report, and living vicariously through various FB posts I'm putting any future DIS ABD trips high on my MUST DO list, costs be damned!

Thanks for sharing your experiences - so, so, cool!
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Just want to add some of the pictures from the ABD Photopass DVD that Dreams Unlimited so generously purchased for each party on the trip...

My DH Phillip and I with Lucky the Dinosaur at Disney Imagineering. Lucky really seems to like Phillip!




The whole group in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle, the morning when we had Main Street USA to ourselves before our Club 33 breakfast:



Part of our group on our private ride on Soarin' over California:

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Whee! What fun photos. The Lucky photo, in particular, is wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I won't have my disc for a while yet, as it goes to Alissa, so she has to make and send a copy. I've got my Backstage Magic grin on again.
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:14 PM   #87
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Great report Dodie! Truly looks like the trip of a lifetime. I am insanely jealous!
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:51 AM   #88
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I loved your report Dodie! It was nice to read what you guys were doing while we were separated. It is fun reading other peoples take on the same thing. It really was a trip of a lifetime! I can't wait for ABD 2.0!!!!
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:42 AM   #89
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Just adding a note...

The DIS Unplugged Podcast team devoted an entire podcast to THIS adventure. You will find it here:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/podcast/round...ABD-051310.mp3
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:26 PM   #90
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Dodie, this trip report was terrific. I hope that I am able to go on the trip in July. I know this one was last minute, but after reading your trip report, it made me want to go even more!
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