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 07-12-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
katrina1122
Just another Blonde moment in my life. Yay me.
 
katrina1122's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,400

New to ABD

I read a brochure a few years back and was impressed, but since it's just DH and I, and I'm a fairly seasoned world traveller, and obsessive planner/budgeter I just figured I could do better on most tours on our own and see what we want.

Recently I heard about the Back Stage Magic Tour and thought, hmm that could be interesting.

Today I read about it and WOW do we HAVE to go on it!

We are already planning WDW for our 10th anniv in Dec 2012 and 2011 is out, so it's going to have to be later in 2013. Any idea if this tour will still be offered then?

I saw about the Dis Unplugged version, we will sign up if you do one in 2013!

If you've been on it, do tell more, show pictures, etc. DH and I just watched a DVC promo dvd recently and drooled over the part where they toured Disney Archives. This portion of the trip is enough to sell me, let alone Walt's Apt, backstage at WDI and D Studios. Plus I've only done DL pre CA Adv, DH has never done either, so that'd be awesome too.

I read some of the trip reports and am super excited.
__________________
WDW 1976 day tripsWDW 1983 Idrive HotelWDW 1988 Band Trip, stayed in DaytonaWDW 1994 Idrive hotelWDW 1997 Wildnerness LodgeWDW 1998 Boardwalk VillasDL 1998 Offsite
WDW 1999 Best Western, just went to DTD WDW Jan 2004 Pop Century & Animal Kingdom LodgeWDW Feb 2008 Pop Century WDW Nov 2012 POFQ F&WF, MNSSHP & MVMCP!
March 2013 POFQ/AKL Kidani & RCCL Freedom of the Seas Nov 2013 Queen Mary & Disneyland
katrina1122 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 05:04 PM   #2
Diskidatheart
Mouseketeer
 
Diskidatheart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 497

There is no guarantee what will and will not be offered in a couple of years, but the Backstage Magic tour is one of the most popular ones that ABD offers. If you go to the Sticky at the top of the page that says "Links to ABD Trip Reports", you can scroll through and find several trip reports on Backstage Magic. Here is the link as well http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2167714
Diskidatheart is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 07-12-2011, 11:00 PM   #3
sayhello
Have Camera, Will Travel
 
sayhello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,574
DISboards Moderator

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diskidatheart View Post
There is no guarantee what will and will not be offered in a couple of years, but the Backstage Magic tour is one of the most popular ones that ABD offers. If you go to the Sticky at the top of the page that says "Links to ABD Trip Reports", you can scroll through and find several trip reports on Backstage Magic. Here is the link as well http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2167714
You beat me to it! Good job.

Sayhello
sayhello is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 11:11 PM   #4
Icemann
Dis Vet
 
Icemann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 407

Have not done this trip yet but plan to early next year.Have done other ABD's and whats nice is at the beginning of each adventure you check your bag and brain with Disney and seat back and enjoy.Like it was said this a very popular trip and you will only see things that are strictly Disney, no other tour company would be allowed to go behind the scenes because it is Disney.
Icemann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 09:55 AM   #5
katrina1122
Just another Blonde moment in my life. Yay me.
 
katrina1122's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,400

thanks,

I already looked through that thread, was just hoping for more info.

I agree that this tour is definetely a Disney only thing, that's what's got me soooo excited. It's like going to the Motherland or something, lol.
__________________
WDW 1976 day tripsWDW 1983 Idrive HotelWDW 1988 Band Trip, stayed in DaytonaWDW 1994 Idrive hotelWDW 1997 Wildnerness LodgeWDW 1998 Boardwalk VillasDL 1998 Offsite
WDW 1999 Best Western, just went to DTD WDW Jan 2004 Pop Century & Animal Kingdom LodgeWDW Feb 2008 Pop Century WDW Nov 2012 POFQ F&WF, MNSSHP & MVMCP!
March 2013 POFQ/AKL Kidani & RCCL Freedom of the Seas Nov 2013 Queen Mary & Disneyland
katrina1122 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 08:00 PM   #6
Tozzie
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 3,160

Quote:
Originally Posted by katrina1122 View Post
thanks,

I already looked through that thread, was just hoping for more info.

I agree that this tour is definetely a Disney only thing, that's what's got me soooo excited. It's like going to the Motherland or something, lol.
This was the first ABD I did and it was awesome, I would say 90% of the things on this tour you cannot do on your own as the places you go and things you do are not open to the General Public. I enjoyed it so much I am going to do it again, in either 2012 or 2013 It is one of the most popular and also has the most repeat guests.
Tozzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2011, 07:55 AM   #7
Eeyore's the Best
Earning My Ears
 
Eeyore's the Best's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 72

I'm planning a 2013 trip as well! We are counting on this tour still being available. I know it seems far away but time flies! My best friend and I are taking this trip to celebrate our 40th birthdays.
Eeyore's the Best is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2011, 09:20 AM   #8
katrina1122
Just another Blonde moment in my life. Yay me.
 
katrina1122's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,400

2013 will be my 40th Birthday as well, lol
We should plan on the same trip and celebrate Mickey style!
__________________
WDW 1976 day tripsWDW 1983 Idrive HotelWDW 1988 Band Trip, stayed in DaytonaWDW 1994 Idrive hotelWDW 1997 Wildnerness LodgeWDW 1998 Boardwalk VillasDL 1998 Offsite
WDW 1999 Best Western, just went to DTD WDW Jan 2004 Pop Century & Animal Kingdom LodgeWDW Feb 2008 Pop Century WDW Nov 2012 POFQ F&WF, MNSSHP & MVMCP!
March 2013 POFQ/AKL Kidani & RCCL Freedom of the Seas Nov 2013 Queen Mary & Disneyland
katrina1122 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 01:26 PM   #9
BWV Dreamin
DIS Veteran
 
BWV Dreamin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 6,830

How far out are the ABD tours published? Do the prices flucuate like the cruises do?
__________________
Hope



BWV Dreamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 02:30 PM   #10
katrina1122
Just another Blonde moment in my life. Yay me.
 
katrina1122's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,400

I think the 2012 prices just came out if I remember right. I don't know about fluctuating prices. It does give a price range. I'd assume the cruises are based on the cruise season you are in?
__________________
WDW 1976 day tripsWDW 1983 Idrive HotelWDW 1988 Band Trip, stayed in DaytonaWDW 1994 Idrive hotelWDW 1997 Wildnerness LodgeWDW 1998 Boardwalk VillasDL 1998 Offsite
WDW 1999 Best Western, just went to DTD WDW Jan 2004 Pop Century & Animal Kingdom LodgeWDW Feb 2008 Pop Century WDW Nov 2012 POFQ F&WF, MNSSHP & MVMCP!
March 2013 POFQ/AKL Kidani & RCCL Freedom of the Seas Nov 2013 Queen Mary & Disneyland
katrina1122 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 02:32 PM   #11
BWV Dreamin
DIS Veteran
 
BWV Dreamin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 6,830

Where would I find the 2012 ABD prices?


Quote:
Originally Posted by katrina1122 View Post
I think the 2012 prices just came out if I remember right. I don't know about fluctuating prices. It does give a price range. I'd assume the cruises are based on the cruise season you are in?
__________________
Hope



BWV Dreamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 02:36 PM   #12
Bobo912
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 2,681

Quote:
Originally Posted by BWV Dreamin View Post
Where would I find the 2012 ABD prices?
The 2012 itineraries haven't been released yet. They'll be out in August.
Bobo912 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 10:01 AM   #13
katrina1122
Just another Blonde moment in my life. Yay me.
 
katrina1122's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,400

Oops, thought the 2012 were out.

We have 2 friends that now want to go with us in 2013. Keepin' our fingers crossed they have it again!

This tour just sounds so wonderful and special.
__________________
WDW 1976 day tripsWDW 1983 Idrive HotelWDW 1988 Band Trip, stayed in DaytonaWDW 1994 Idrive hotelWDW 1997 Wildnerness LodgeWDW 1998 Boardwalk VillasDL 1998 Offsite
WDW 1999 Best Western, just went to DTD WDW Jan 2004 Pop Century & Animal Kingdom LodgeWDW Feb 2008 Pop Century WDW Nov 2012 POFQ F&WF, MNSSHP & MVMCP!
March 2013 POFQ/AKL Kidani & RCCL Freedom of the Seas Nov 2013 Queen Mary & Disneyland
katrina1122 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 10:23 AM   #14
BriarRosie
Creator of Tag Fairy Haiku:
Clap your hands loudly
Bounce until your rear is sore
Tags shall be granted
Official DIS TF Haiku author!
 
BriarRosie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 11,165

I did the Backstage Magic in December 2008. I really enjoyed it, but there are things we did not do that later BSM tour groups were able to do.

The DIS Unplugged tours have been very popular. Enough so that I would think they would continue to do this in 2012. I am purely speculating, of course.

I am currently booked on the first non-Backstage Magic ABD trip they are doing, and I am beyond excited.
__________________
BriarRosie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 01:44 PM   #15
katrina1122
Just another Blonde moment in my life. Yay me.
 
katrina1122's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,400

Quote:
Originally Posted by BriarRosie View Post
I did the Backstage Magic in December 2008. I really enjoyed it, but there are things we did not do that later BSM tour groups were able to do.

The DIS Unplugged tours have been very popular. Enough so that I would think they would continue to do this in 2012. I am purely speculating, of course.

I am currently booked on the first non-Backstage Magic ABD trip they are doing, and I am beyond excited.
What is the non-backstage magic tour? I haven't seen that one listed.
__________________
WDW 1976 day tripsWDW 1983 Idrive HotelWDW 1988 Band Trip, stayed in DaytonaWDW 1994 Idrive hotelWDW 1997 Wildnerness LodgeWDW 1998 Boardwalk VillasDL 1998 Offsite
WDW 1999 Best Western, just went to DTD WDW Jan 2004 Pop Century & Animal Kingdom LodgeWDW Feb 2008 Pop Century WDW Nov 2012 POFQ F&WF, MNSSHP & MVMCP!
March 2013 POFQ/AKL Kidani & RCCL Freedom of the Seas Nov 2013 Queen Mary & Disneyland
katrina1122 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 11:28 AM.

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

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