When do new dates usually get released?

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  1. wallawallakids

    wallawallakids DIS Veteran

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    Hello! I was wondering when ABD usually releases the new dates for the following year. I have heard that is the best time to book and we are planning on summer 2014. Thank you!
     
  2. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel

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    Last year, they released the dates for 2013 in mid-May. Hopefully it will be the same for 2014. Prior to that, they announced the dates in July or August.

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  3. wallawallakids

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    Hmm. Thank you! Guess I will have my fingers crossed for May! :thumbsup2
     
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  5. WeLoveABD

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    I'm bumping this up to see if anyone has heard anything different than May (which is really just speculation at this point). Rumor has it that the long-awaited Magic cruise ship itinerary will be announced tomorrow (Feb 11)--but again, that is based mostly on speculation. I hold firm to the belief that the ABD trips and the cruise trips will continue to have tie-ins, so what is announced for the Magic may be an indicator of possible new trips for ABD.

    Whatever happened to the ABD insiders--like the guide who made a guest appearance and then disappeared, or the guy (was it DisneyGuy?--something like that) who seemed to have the inside dope (maybe I should say inside Dopey:lmao:)? (And sometimes the DVC members get a heads up in newsletters). Anyone??
     
  6. stenogoddess

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    All I've heard, and I think it was from the podcast, was that ABD was canceling it's Alaska and Med tie-ins, which is a total bummer in my opinion. I like having someone else take care of me for a change when we travel. :goodvibes
     
  7. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel

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    I haven't heard a thing. I can't imagine them announcing anything this early; May was a stretch for them last year!

    I really hope we've seen the last of DisneyGuy, although it's probably unlikely. While he did have some interesting info, it wasn't quite worth having to deal with his attitude! :confused3

    But with the switch-up in upper management (I'm really going to miss Josh!) there's really no telling what will happen. I guess we'll find out!

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  8. WeLoveABD

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    I heard about Alaska--but not the med ABD tie-in
     
  9. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel

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    As far as I know, it's just the Alaska add-ons that were canceled for this year. I haven't heard anything about them canceling the Med add-ons. They always seemed to sell really well. But who knows!

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    ETA: OK, this is funny, I just started listening to the Podcast where I left off from yesterday's walk, and Kevin just announced that *both* the Alaska and the Med cruise add-ons were cancelled! So you're right, Lauren. That's really too bad. I sort of understand about the Alaska one; it was over-priced for a cruise with only 3 ports. But it was *totally* worth it for a 12-night Med cruise. I'm really, really glad I did it while I could. Ah, well. Hopefully they'll try something else new.

    Are ABD & DCL still under the same umbrella after the management shake-up? I wonder if that has anything to do with it?
     
  10. WeLoveABD

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    They still have the add-ons for the med on the web site--it is too bad; it was a nice blend of ABD and the DCL. I haven't heard of any change to the structure at Disney--but I don't have any inside sources. This is why I read the disboards!
     
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    I have a med ABD add on booked. They have not cancelled it yet so I think the ABD med add ons are still available. I checked on it last week and it was still active then.
     
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    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel

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    Well, that's good to hear! I hadn't heard of anyone whose Med add-on was cancelled. I sure hope it stays that way!

    Are you doing the during-the-cruise add-on, or one of the pre-cruise add-ons?

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  13. DisneyKevin

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    ABD canceled the Madrid add ons for the Med cruises. They did not cancel everything.

    I am told that dates will be released in mid to late May.
     
  14. YxlsMom

    YxlsMom Earned My Ears

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    I had to call ABD a couple of weeks ago. While I was talking to the vacationista, she said that the new trips will be released in 4 weeks.

    That was on 19 April, so I would expect them to release the new trips on 17 May--that is, if her "4 weeks" was literal. :)
     

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