Adventures by Disney forums

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Adventures By Disney
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-23-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
abacab
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 95

How often does Disney cancel adventures?

Just wondering; how often does Disney cancel the trip because there are not enough guests? Is this something to be concerned about?

Last edited by abacab; 05-31-2012 at 01:10 PM.
abacab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
tufbuf
Disney Addict!
 
tufbuf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 990

Back in 2009 when the economy was going bad, they made a number of trip cancellations. We were affected by it and they made us choose a different adventure or reschedule the date. They also paid for all the penalties accrued from airfare cancellations. Last year, we were booked to go to Egypt and that was canceled too in Feb. (we were scheduled to go Aug.) and refunded us the payment and assisted us in waiving the penalty for rebooking our airfare.

I think they are managing the dates better and other than safety concerns, I don't think they will be canceling as much as they did back in 2009.
__________________



ABD-2014(Ireland/Scotland),2013(CR),2012(Greece/Alpine Magic),2011 (Peru & Ecuador),2010 (SWS),2009 (CKL),2008 (VI); DCL-2007 (DW 3n),2008 (DM 7n WC),2010 (11n Med),2011 (DD 3n,7n MR,DD 4n),2012 (DFMV 7nWC,5nCan DM,5n DD),2013(3n DD,12n Med DM),2014(DD4n,DF7n NYE),DParis 09/09-WDW (Boardwalk) 12/06-DL (Grand Californian) 09/05-WDW (AK Lodge) 10/04 WDW (Coronado Springs) 06/03-DL 09/00-WDW (All Star Music) 10/98-WDW (Port Orleans) 11/97-DL Jun92
tufbuf is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-23-2012, 11:41 PM   #3
sayhello
Have Camera, Will Travel
 
sayhello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,317
DISboards Moderator

I agree with tufbuf. In 2009, it was a case of over-expansion just before the economy tanked. They just had too many departures and not enough people. My Canadian Rockies trip only had 3 people signed up, if I remember correctly, when ABD canceled it. They bent over backwards to get me on another trip (ended up doing an Alaska trip that started the day before the Canada one.) They took care of the cost to move my plane ticket. I think they are much more conservative about expansion now, so I doubt there will be much of that again.

The only cancellations I've heard of since, that I can remember, were, as tufbuf said, for safety reasons. The political unrest in Egypt got that trip canceled. And I remember we had someone post that their trip got cancelled because a major road was washed out. I don't remember the details.

But I feel pretty safe these days. I've had trips go with 14 and 15 people, so the numbers have to be pretty low for them to cancel for that reason.

Sayhello
__________________
Check out my Southwest Splendors Trip Report! (2008). 5 parts, full of pics & details & impressions!
My Taming the Last Frontier ABD Alaska Trip Report! (2009)! 7 parts, pictures, stories, & more impressions!
Also check out my ABD/DCL Mediterranean Magic Trip Report! (2010)
NOW POSTING! My DIS Unplugged London/Paris/Disneyland Paris Trip Report! (2011)
Now posting my Greek Odyssey Trip Report (2013)
sayhello is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 06:12 AM   #4
pxlbarrel
They won't allow any kind of cow though
Geez, I gotta start cleaning your rooms so I can get those treats
 
pxlbarrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Richmond Hill, ON CANADA
Posts: 2,725

Our April China trip only had 24 people on it. We heard that the June trips (the ones happening in a few weeks in fact) had the maximum number of 40 people on them. I don't think you have anything to worry about next year.
__________________
1975 WDW Fort Wilderness | 1983 Disneyland | 1992 WDW Offsite | 1996 Disneyland (DL Pacific Hotel)| 1999 Disneyland | 2000 WDW Dixie Landings | 2002 Disneyland | 2003 WDW Offsite | 2004 Disneyland | 2005 WDW Offsite | 2006 Disneyland | 2007 Tokyo Disneyland /Disney Sea / HK Disneyland (Disney's Hollywood Hotel) | 2008 Disneyland | 2008 WDW Offsite | 2009 Disneyland Paris | 2009 Disneyland | 2009 WDW Caribbean Beach Resort - DCL Disney Magic | 2011 Disneyland | 2011 Disney Magic Mediterranean | 2012 Disneyland (VGC) | 2012 ABD -Enchanted China | 2012 HK Disneyland | 2012 DCL Disney Magic NYC/Canada | 2012 WDW Boardwalk | 2013 Disneyland | 2013 Disney Magic Mediterranean Greek | 2013 Disney Dream Bahamas | 2014 Disneyland (VGC)
pxlbarrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 06:16 AM   #5
Bobo912
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 2,658

Our guide last summer mentioned to me that there were some cancellations in 2011 due to low bookings. I was surprised, since we hadn't heard about it on the board, but, of course, we don't hear about everything. I don't know what the minimum is, and it probably depends on the itinerary, but our last trip was only 16, so it doesn't take a lot of bookings for the trip to be a go.

I was a vicitm of the 2009 cancellations, as well. But I didn't hesitate to book with ABD again. In my case the cancellation came very early. Our trip was scheduled for June and we were informed of the cancellation in January. I hadn't booked our flight yet, so all we had to do was select another trip. ABD was very helpful in rearranging our plans. We were originally traveling to Australia, but ended up going to Alaska. Since the stock market had just tanked and I'd lost about half my retirement savings, it was a bit of a relief to have the opportunity to switch to a less expensive itinerary. Honestly, I wouldn't be concerned about cancellations. It's probably not likely, but if it happens you will be taken care of.
Bobo912 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 06:19 AM   #6
pxlbarrel
They won't allow any kind of cow though
Geez, I gotta start cleaning your rooms so I can get those treats
 
pxlbarrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Richmond Hill, ON CANADA
Posts: 2,725

Oh... and congrats for booking China. You'll love it!! The pandas are so amazing!!!
__________________
1975 WDW Fort Wilderness | 1983 Disneyland | 1992 WDW Offsite | 1996 Disneyland (DL Pacific Hotel)| 1999 Disneyland | 2000 WDW Dixie Landings | 2002 Disneyland | 2003 WDW Offsite | 2004 Disneyland | 2005 WDW Offsite | 2006 Disneyland | 2007 Tokyo Disneyland /Disney Sea / HK Disneyland (Disney's Hollywood Hotel) | 2008 Disneyland | 2008 WDW Offsite | 2009 Disneyland Paris | 2009 Disneyland | 2009 WDW Caribbean Beach Resort - DCL Disney Magic | 2011 Disneyland | 2011 Disney Magic Mediterranean | 2012 Disneyland (VGC) | 2012 ABD -Enchanted China | 2012 HK Disneyland | 2012 DCL Disney Magic NYC/Canada | 2012 WDW Boardwalk | 2013 Disneyland | 2013 Disney Magic Mediterranean Greek | 2013 Disney Dream Bahamas | 2014 Disneyland (VGC)
pxlbarrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 01:47 PM   #7
rbgeorge
Earning My Ears
 
rbgeorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1

Cancelling still happens....

ABD just cancel two fall excursions to China...too few guests.

Cancelled trips should be posted on their website for accountability. Additionally some system to warn guests that this may be likely. If we had known a month earlier that this was a possibility, then possibilities existed...they refund trip/points/airfare...what about the lost income from booked vacation with no place to go!

Last edited by rbgeorge; 07-10-2012 at 01:54 PM.
rbgeorge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 04:34 PM   #8
sayhello
Have Camera, Will Travel
 
sayhello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,317
DISboards Moderator

Quote:
Originally Posted by rbgeorge View Post
ABD just cancel two fall excursions to China...too few guests.

Cancelled trips should be posted on their website for accountability. Additionally some system to warn guests that this may be likely. If we had known a month earlier that this was a possibility, then possibilities existed...they refund trip/points/airfare...what about the lost income from booked vacation with no place to go!
Oh, wow! Thanks for letting us know. I haven't heard of any trips being canceled in a long time. Can you tell us what the dates were for the canceled trips?

I'm sorry this happened to you. Are you unable to book a different ABD? I had my ABD canceled in 2009 (but that was the year of the huge expansion just before the economy went bust) and was lucky enough to be able to switch to a different trip that left the day before my canceled trip was supposed to leave.

Again, so sorry this happened. I hope you get it all worked out.

Sayhello
__________________
Check out my Southwest Splendors Trip Report! (2008). 5 parts, full of pics & details & impressions!
My Taming the Last Frontier ABD Alaska Trip Report! (2009)! 7 parts, pictures, stories, & more impressions!
Also check out my ABD/DCL Mediterranean Magic Trip Report! (2010)
NOW POSTING! My DIS Unplugged London/Paris/Disneyland Paris Trip Report! (2011)
Now posting my Greek Odyssey Trip Report (2013)
sayhello is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.