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Old 05-31-2012, 01:26 PM   #16
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:35 PM   #17
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It's hard to say for sure (reading ABD's mind is difficult! ), but considering how popular this Scotland trip has turned out to be (it's selling out quickly and has only been available for a couple of weeks) it's likely they will continue to offer the trip. Whether they continue to push the Brave connection or not would, I assume, depend on how successful the movie is. But I think it's likely the trip will appear in 2014.

Of course, nothing is guaranteed, so if you *really* want to do the trip, you might want to think about, say, pushing that cruise into 2014... Just saying!

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Thanks. I have thought about pushing the cruise into 2014, but I would have to cancel the Christmas DLR trip too in order to make the 2013 Scotland trip work. It really is tempting...... but the shorter time span would make it more difficult, plus then I would be left without the trip I planned as a surprise Christmas present for my kids (plus, we really aren't supposed to be on vacation in December -- I had to move heaven and earth to make that happen.....so can't really back out now ) I'm really afraid I will have to take my chances on 2014 and hope they do all the cool stuff in 2014 that they have on this itinerary! Just know that I am SOOOO jealous of all of you going! (And send lots of great trip reports and photos!!!) If I can figure out how to work it out, I will be back on here with you all jumping up and down!!
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:35 PM   #18
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We're DVC, too! This will be our second ABD. We did Emerald Isle in 2007 and absolutely loved it. One of the best family vacays ever.

I'll be seeing a sneak peek of BRAVE at PIXAR on the 10th--I can't wait. We live right by the studios and many of the execs have kids in our schools, so they always do these benefits. I'll report back without any details!
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We are also DVC members.
As you can see in my siggy, we are DVC members too. Next add-on - Grand Floridian. I imagine we will wind up using or renting out points to book ABD down the line as there are so many itineraries we'd like to do. Emerald Isle is definitely on the list as well as Germany!

Sneek peek for Brave! Lucky you!!!!


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Hello all! We do WDW frequently, but have never been on ABD. I had been looking into ABD trips, and always thought "if only there was a trip to Scotland......" (My family is Scottish, and I was a competetive Highland dancer in my younger days, and performed with the City of Denver Pipe Band, and I once got to dance with the Fourty Twa! And it's always been my dream to dance in Scotland!) But there wasn't one, so I kept putting it off, and planning other Disney trips....

Now I see the Scotland vacation, and have been making myself sick trying to figure out how to work it in to our vacation plans, but I already have a trip to DLR planned for this Christmas , and a DCL Caribbean cruise next year , so I just don't think I can fit the (cost of the) Scotland vacation in 2013 as well. I've seen a few people mention 2014 (and even 2015) - so do you think they will continue a Scotland itinerary in 2014? That would work out perfectly, as I haven't yet committed our 2014 vacation plans, but I was afraid this would be a one time (one season--2013) thing with the Brave movie coming out..... Anyone have insight?

And Calypso726 -- Outlander is my favorite series too!!!!
Highland dancing ... that is way too cool We are only 3 hours away so we go to WDW a lot or cruise DCL, go to D23 events etc. Clearly we LOVE anything Disney, totally drank the Kool Aid One of my concerns regarding the new Scotland ABD was due to the fact I was afraid they might not offer it again or change the itinerary. It came down to how bad do I want to do this and figure out how to make it work. Would I give up 3 planned trips and utilize creative budgeting. I will reiterate what you said in the other thread, in the words of Jamie Fraser (Outlander) Jes Suis Prest (I am ready).

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We're booked on the 6/30 trip. Just me and my DH. This is his Christmas present, so I have to keep everything a secret until Dec. 24!

This will be our first ABD trip. We're DVC members and love all things Disney! Can't wait to make this amazing trip.
Awesome Christmas present!!!!

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Thanks. I have thought about pushing the cruise into 2014, but I would have to cancel the Christmas DLR trip too in order to make the 2013 Scotland trip work. It really is tempting...... but the shorter time span would make it more difficult, plus then I would be left without the trip I planned as a surprise Christmas present for my kids (plus, we really aren't supposed to be on vacation in December -- I had to move heaven and earth to make that happen.....so can't really back out now ) I'm really afraid I will have to take my chances on 2014 and hope they do all the cool stuff in 2014 that they have on this itinerary! Just know that I am SOOOO jealous of all of you going! (And send lots of great trip reports and photos!!!) If I can figure out how to work it out, I will be back on here with you all jumping up and down!!
I hope you are able to to join us! I am sure there will be trip reports. Feel free to PM me if you want to know what I decided to do in order to make this trip work for us. I'd be happy to share.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:48 PM   #19
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As you can see in my siggy, we are DVC members too. Next add-on - Grand Floridian.
Have you seen the rumors about the Poly being next (after GF)? I may be tempted to pull the trigger on that. I assume we're talking 2015 or so, so I'll have plenty of time to decide
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:25 PM   #20
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Have you seen the rumors about the Poly being next (after GF)? I may be tempted to pull the trigger on that. I assume we're talking 2015 or so, so I'll have plenty of time to decide
Yup! I've heard the same rumors. I doubt we will be adding on at the Poly. I think Wally will only be willing to go for ONE monorail resort.

This might be noteworthy to the DVC members going to Scotland that may want to come in up to a week early or stay a week later. There is an exchange resort in Edinburgh through RCI, The Edinburgh Residence that would be 134 points for a week in a studio and 160 for a week in a 1 bedroom. We can't do a week early, a couple days only.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:48 AM   #21
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Booked the June 9th trip for me, dh, and dd (14). Can't wait!!! We will be heading to London (with a day trip to Paris) afterwards...first time in the UK for us
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:51 AM   #22
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Weclome Jharts and congrats on booking the trip! It's going to be a blast. We go to London every other year for Thanksgiving (no family it's just a week long break for my kids and we love it) and this year we are doing a day trip to Paris for the first time. I'll let you know how it goes!
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:47 PM   #23
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Wow, just checked the prices, and they've gone up again--over $5600 for an adult now for our date. So glad I jumped early. Wonder how full we are getting.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:09 PM   #24
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Wow, just checked the prices, and they've gone up again--over $5600 for an adult now for our date. So glad I jumped early. Wonder how full we are getting.
You're not kidding - these prices seem to just change without warning over the matter of a few days. I think it has changed at least 3 times already. Imagine if WDW or DL did this - like charge more in the summer or on a particular day just because people show a greater interest to go then versus another season or day. I assume they are raising the price to see how much they can get people to pay due to a large interest in Scotland, unless they did not do a thorough analysis on their own costs of the trip and have reevaluated it over the matter of a week or so. If it is the first, not a big fan of that business practice. But as they say, people can vote with their pocketbook. Trying to decide which way to go with mine now - .
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Wow, just checked the prices, and they've gone up again--over $5600 for an adult now for our date. So glad I jumped early. Wonder how full we are getting.
Holy Guaca-Moly! I am so glad we decided to book when we did!
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You're not kidding - these prices seem to just change without warning over the matter of a few days. I think it has changed at least 3 times already. Imagine if WDW or DL did this - like charge more in the summer or on a particular day just because people show a greater interest to go then versus another season or day. I assume they are raising the price to see how much they can get people to pay due to a large interest in Scotland, unless they did not do a thorough analysis on their own costs of the trip and have reevaluated it over the matter of a week or so. If it is the first, not a big fan of that business practice. But as they say, people can vote with their pocketbook. Trying to decide which way to go with mine now - .
ABD will normally have a range of prices for a trip. They start out pretty close to the low end of the range, then, as the trips fill up, the prices for those departures goes up. But usually it takes weeks or months for that to happen! I don't think I've ever seen a trip fill up as quickly as this Scotland trip has! Of course, they didn't have that many departures, so that might have something to do with it.

It's an incentive to book early, as you get the lower prices if you book earlier. DCL does this also. The cruises will definitely increase in price as they sell out.

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Weclome Jharts and congrats on booking the trip! It's going to be a blast. We go to London every other year for Thanksgiving (no family it's just a week long break for my kids and we love it) and this year we are doing a day trip to Paris for the first time. I'll let you know how it goes!

I'll be looking forward to hearing about your trip and getting some tips and advice from you
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Holy Guaca-Moly! I am so glad we decided to book when we did!


EEEGADS!!! I was kicking myself for waiting until yesterday to book, now I'm just glad I didn't put it off any longer
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Hi - I've seen several of you mention doing an "Outlander" day tour before the ABD trip starts. Can you please provide more details or a link? I know my hubby and kids have no interest, but if we can arrive a day early and I can do the Outlander tour while they play in the pool (or other distraction in Edinburgh)...I would be so excited!

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Hi - I've seen several of you mention doing an "Outlander" day tour before the ABD trip starts. Can you please provide more details or a link? I know my hubby and kids have no interest, but if we can arrive a day early and I can do the Outlander tour while they play in the pool (or other distraction in Edinburgh)...I would be so excited!

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Hi Paddles. Addicted to Outlander here and completely in love with a fictional character Jamie of course Fortunately DH doesn't mind and thinks Jamie is

The Outlander day tour is actually in Inverness <CLICKY HERE> Diana has several links to Outlander tours on her web site <CLICKY HERE>

I am not doing the Outlander tour this trip. We are coming in early for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and whatever else we can squeeze in. I plan to do the Outlander tour in 2014. That's when we will be doing ABD London/Paris with my parents. My mom is hooked on the series now too. 2014will be her first and probably only time she goes to Europe so I promised to take her on a pre ABD Outlander tour.

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