Scotland: A Brave Adventure Meets Thread

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  1. jjharts

    jjharts Mouseketeer

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    :banana::banana: 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 :thumbsup2
     
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  3. CaliforniaGirl09

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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!
     
  4. CaliforniaGirl09

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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.
     
  5. 2BNDisney

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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 - :scared:.
     
  6. calypso726

    calypso726 Escaping reality one Disney vacation at a time

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    Hi there! Welcome to the group!

    Holy Guaca-Moly! I am so glad we decided to book when we did!
     
  7. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    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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  8. jjharts

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    I'll be looking forward to hearing about your trip and getting some tips and advice from you :)
     
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    EEEGADS!!! I was kicking myself for waiting until yesterday to book, now I'm just glad I didn't put it off any longer :snail:
     
  10. paddles

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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!

    thanks!
    paddles (aka Jamie's biggest fan :love:)
    (booked on 6/30 tour)
     
  11. calypso726

    calypso726 Escaping reality one Disney vacation at a time

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    Hi Paddles. Addicted to Outlander here and completely in love with a fictional character :love: Jamie of course :laughing: Fortunately DH doesn't mind and thinks Jamie is :cool2:

    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.

    Hope this helps :goodvibes
     
  12. sayhello

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    I'm glad you clarified this about the Outlander series, because I thought it had something to do with the odd sci-fi movie from 2008 or the long running sci-fi book series... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlanders

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  13. calypso726

    calypso726 Escaping reality one Disney vacation at a time

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    AH I see where that could get confusing :laughing: I never read the sci-fi series or saw the movie. The Outlander series I'm addicted to is set in Scotland in 1743 just prior to the Jacobite Rising. Honestly, I never thought I would like that story based on the description of this book. But after having people tell me how good it is for the last 20 years I decided to finally read it. The author does such a beautiful job of storytelling that I feel like my mind has already seen Scotland. Now I want my eyes to see it too :3dglasses
     
  14. SleepingPrincess

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    DH and I are signed up for the 6/9 trip. We're thinking of potentially adding on a few days to go to Glasgow and Stirling as well. This will be our first ABD. We actually just got back from London and doing a Mediterranean Cruise and DH mentioned that he really wanted to visit Scotland (I went about 10 years ago and loved it). So when we saw the itinerary - we decided to go for it!
     
  15. CaliforniaGirl09

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    Whoo hoo! Congrats on signing up. It's an AMAZING itinerary, and you are going to love ABD. I think we are going to go to Edinburgh a couple days early and take the train to Stirling for the day (so we don't have to move around so much). I keep meaning to contact my TA about pre-nights. Has anyone done this yet?
     
  16. sayhello

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    Something just occurred to me. Did ABD tell you who the group is that you're traveling with? I imagine they're all communicating through whoever reserved the date, and I'd think you'd want to be included in that... I know when I went on the DIS exclusive Knights & Lights, we made a lot of plans for before & during the trip, and just got to know each other. It really added to the trip.

    Welcome to ABD! You're going to love ABD, and the Scotland itinerary looks wonderful! Be sure & report back to us after you go!

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  17. OhhBother

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    Did you guys see the blog post by Deb Wills with www.allears.net today? That's who has the group block on the September trip.
     
  18. calypso726

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    Welcome to the Scotland meet thread! It looks like there are several of us coming in a few days early on our adventures.

    Yes, I did! Too bad she's not going before we are. I would like to see her write up on the trip.
     
  19. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    Just thought I'd mention here that if you are posting a website, you need to post the entire address. If you post the "dot net" thing, then the site's filters are being bypassed, and the DISboard policies don't allow that. (Some sites have been banned from the DISboards, and the only way you'd know is by posting the whole address). I've edited your post to show the entire address.

    I was wondering if it was Deb Wills. She likes to take groups on new itineraries.

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  20. CaliforniaGirl09

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    Me, too!
     
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    Did anyone else receive the offer from Disney Visa for 4 complimentary tickets to an advance screening of BRAVE? We are going to see it in San Francisco on June 18. I'm embarrassed to admit how excited I am to see this movie due to having booked this trip.
     

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