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Old 05-29-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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Australia: Discovery Down Under Meets Thread

Please post here if you would like to talk with anyone else who has signed up to travel to Australia with ABD.

You can also share information/ask questions about the Australia Discovery Down Under ABD.

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  • Jun 24 - Jul 5, 2015 - *WDW*Groupie* & DD 13
  • Jul 22 - Aug 2, 2015 - Cousin Orville & son
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  • Dec 18 - 29, 2013 --HavinABlast, DH & 2 DDs (11 & 7)

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Old 12-27-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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I can't find another Australia meet and greet thread, so I'll start one.

My family will be on the Dec 18, 2013 trip. It will be myself, hubby, and son (10 yrs old next year), and daughter (8 yrs old).

Look forward to meeting everyone else!!
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:59 AM   #3
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Australia!

I just read the itinerary and it sounds like an amazing trip. But the cost has me reeling. I'm tentatively considering it for myself, my husband and our 9 yr old son.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:25 PM   #4
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I can't find another Australia meet and greet thread, so I'll start one.

My family will be on the Dec 18, 2013 trip. It will be myself, hubby, and son (10 yrs old next year), and daughter (8 yrs old).

Look forward to meeting everyone else!!
We are considering joining the Dec 18th tour. Are you still planning on going? We have two girls, 11 and 7.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:24 PM   #5
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I wanted to go on this trip so badly!! But we moved this year (quite unexpectedly...fell in love with another house in the neighborhood with an awesome pool). Anyway, our cash flow didn't allow such a big trip expense (airplane tix alone are $10k for a family of 4!!), so we ended up cancelling.

But I told my hubby we need to go in the next few years...its a key trip on my bucket list. And I'd like a full week in New Zealand before the Australia trip.

have you booked the trip? I'm super-jealous!!
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:10 AM   #6
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Yes - we're booked!
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:03 PM   #7
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Yes - we're booked!
Congrats!!

Let me know which departure date (although I'm guessing Dec 18) and who all is in your party, and I'll add you to the Roll Call!

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Old 10-17-2013, 03:39 PM   #8
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Congrats!!

Let me know which departure date (although I'm guessing Dec 18) and who all is in your party, and I'll add you to the Roll Call!

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Yes - Dec 18. Me, my DH and 2 DDs (11 & 7) are going. Is there anyone else on the roll call yet? ABDers don't seem to be into the Disboards like the DCLer are!
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:00 PM   #9
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Yes - Dec 18. Me, my DH and 2 DDs (11 & 7) are going. Is there anyone else on the roll call yet? ABDers don't seem to be into the Disboards like the DCLer are!
Nope, you're it so far on the Roll Call since paddles had to cancel.

And yes, we seem to get a much fewer ABDers on this board than you get DCLers on their board. But if you look at it as a percentage, ABDs have much fewer people period than DCL cruises do. So the odds are higher for DCL. We've had a few overlaps, but nothing like on the DCL board.

That said, I hooked up ahead of time with another DISer and her Mom who were on the same ABD as me, and was able to arrange to join them on a pre-ABD excursion (which was amazing!) So I'm a big proponent of at least trying to find out who else is going! I really wish ABD would do something like set up a facebook page for folks going on a particular trip (obviously, you'd be able to opt out of it!) I like getting to know my fellow travelers ahead of time! (ABD, if you're reading, I'd be happy to be your facebook page coordinator! )

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So far we're looking at the June 19th 2014 date!
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So far we're looking at the June 19th 2014 date!
Cool! Let me know when you book, and I'll add you to the Roll Call in the first post!

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G'day! This thread doesn't seem to get a lot of traction, but just in case...
We're signed up for the July 22, 2015 trip. :D
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:41 PM   #13
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G'day! This thread doesn't seem to get a lot of traction, but just in case...
We're signed up for the July 22, 2015 trip. :D
Cool, Kevin! Who all is going on this trip? Just you and your son again?

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Cool, Kevin! Who all is going on this trip? Just you and your son again?

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It will be just my oldest son and me again. My very kind and understanding DW is staying home with the younger kids. The whole family will be heading on the Norway cruise in June. I'll be sure to get a trip report together. There doesn't seem to be many on Australia.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:31 AM   #15
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Cousin Orville we used a lot of your restaurant tips on our recent Asia trip. If there is any information you would like on Australia I am happy to try and help. Also, the Australian section of the DIS has a fabulous suite of helpers who can assist will tips all over the country.
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