Some great things coming to ABD...

Discussion in 'Adventures By Disney' started by DisneyKevin, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. DisneyKevin

    DisneyKevin Kelvis Moderator

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    Hi Folks,

    I was invited to California to meet with ABD and share ideas regarding some new things planned.

    While I'm not yet able to share the details, I think you will excited about them.

    I'm sure that none of you will be surprised to learn that the folks from ABD are very familiar with these discussion boards.

    We have also been invited to take a "hard hat" preview tour of Aulani this coming Monday.

    We will have details, photos and interviews to share.

    I've started a trip report on the Dis Unplugged Board. You can get early details here:

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=41746523#post41746523

    If you would like to be among the first to hear about the great things happening with ABD....please write to me at Kevin@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com.

    When I'm able to share the information, I'll send you an email.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
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  3. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    Hey, Kevin! Thanks so much for the info, and the tease! :goodvibes

    I've sent you an email (surprise, surprise!) so I can be amongst the first to know!!! :yay::yay::yay::yay:

    Does this mean you're going to *HAWAII* next week??? :eek: I'm not jealous! Nope, not at all... :rolleyes1

    Sayhello
     
  4. DisneyKevin

    DisneyKevin Kelvis Moderator

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    We arrive in Honolulu Saturday morning.

    We visit Aulani Monday.
     
  5. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    Have you been to Hawaii before?

    Enjoy, enjoy! Take lots and LOTS of pictures!

    Sayhello
     
  6. tracyz

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    Thanks Kevin, I sent you an email too. Can't wait to hear the latest news! :banana:
     
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    I am so excited to hear about 2012 ABD trips!! So exciting you get to go to Hawaii
     
  8. *WDW*Groupie*

    *WDW*Groupie* Mouseketeer

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    Me too!

    Thinking about Alpine Magic for next year!
     
  9. Tozzie

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    I did Alpine Magic in 2010 and it was awesome you will love it
     
  10. beachbunny

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    Looking forward to your hard hat report. I've driven over to Aulani and taken the DVC tour but haven't been inside the main part of the hotel. I've got ressies for the grand opening and can't wait until next month.
     
  11. WeLoveABD

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    Kevin--now that your are back (and welcome back to the states)--what news is there re ABD? I poured through many of the pages on your trip site but didn't spot any news or hints....we eagerly await your news!
     
  12. DisneyKevin

    DisneyKevin Kelvis Moderator

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    We had an amazing meeting with ABD and details are still being finalized.

    Some of the stuff discussed will be very cool.

    When I am able to share the information, I will.

    There is little use sharing mis-information.

    Thanks.
     
  13. pipch

    pipch Earning My Ears

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    Kevin
    Thanks
    Any Idea when you will be able to share - we head off for ADB number 3 in two weeks time, but have been looking at Tauck Bridges for 2012.
    They have 2012 dates and prices already listed and some dates fully booked.
    I have heard that this years locations and details dont get released until the end of August this year... and as Hawaii isn't top of my list yet.. I wonder if its worth waiting?

    Thanks

    Pipch
     
  14. DisneyKevin

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    I'm not sure of a release date as of yet.

    It's my understanding that contracts are still being signed.

    It's also my understanding that ABD may be making some positive changes to certain things.

    I'm sorry I'm not able to be more helpful in your decision making.
     
  15. Computer Magic

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    I'm reading some announcements will be made Aug 19th during D23. Now I don't know if that means nothing until that time or the "special" announcement regarding some positive changes.
     
  16. carpenta

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    :confused:

    We also wished to book another ABD (Southwest Splendors) but they will not release the dates and we have to plan our vacations so far in advance that we booked a Tauck Bridges tour for next year. I do wish that ABD would compete on time line like other family tour groups.:confused:
     
  17. sayhello

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    I think you should write them and tell them just that!! :thumbsup2

    Sayhello
     
  18. DisneyKevin

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    This was part of our discussion during our meeting and this thread and post have already been brought to their attention.

    It's too bad that business is sent to a competitor for this reason.
     
  19. kristilew

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    It does seem like this is some low-hanging fruit for improvement. My inbox has been flooded with offers over the past few weeks from every tour company except ABD. Tauck, Tauck Bridges, Tompson Family, Classic Journeys, Linbald, and Globus......Most are revealing 2012 dates and offering good discounts if I go ahead and book. The rest are letting me know what's still available for this year, and offering me even bigger discounts on those trips. But from ABD....silence.

    Maybe they have had so much response this year that they don't have any openings left and aren't worried about next year either? :confused3
     
  20. henwen

    henwen Earning My Ears

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    Sigh, we always have to plan about a year in advance (which is why DVC works pretty well for us). It'd be great if ABD could release information earlier!
     
  21. ImprovGal

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    I'm not defending ABD for taking their good ol' sweet time, but other than Costa Rica, Tauck hasn't put up any 2012 Culturious tours yet either. Those look like comparable swaps for several of the ABD adults-only trips.
     

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