DIS/Dreams Unlimited China Adventure Oct 14th - 25th 2017 SOLD OUT!!!

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  1. DisneyKevin

    DisneyKevin Kelvis Moderator

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    This trip is completely sold out, so there is no need to list details or pricing. :)

    Here is the list of participants:

    Kevin & John
    Kevin & Kathleen
    Chandra
    Laurie & Brian
    Chris, Chuck & Amy
    Christy & Mike
    Jeff & Val
    Dave & Sally
    John & Mickey
    Michael
    Rob
    Ian & Diane
    Brian & Frank
    Karilynn and Wliiam
    Jeremy & Tami
    Michael & Cynthia
    Jim & Linda
    Laurie & Daniel

    Let the research, plotting, planning and shenanigans begin....

    Tokyo Disneyland Pre-Adventure Info (also located in Post 319)

    Pre-ABD Tokyo Adventurers:

    Kevin (DisneyKevin) & John (WebmasterJohn)
    Jeff (OKW Lover) & Val
    Brian & Laurie (Sarabi's Cubs)
    Michael & Cynthia (belle41379)
    Chris (christannj), Chuck & Amy
    Michael (Merry Mouseketeer)
    Rob (kuzco-like)
    Steven (elcid3)
    Chandra (bamagoofy)
    Dave (macman752) & Sally
    Ian (Ian&Diane) & Diane
    John (tardis1029) & Micki
    Karilynn (malia78) & William
    Jim (jmccormick) & Linda (Talkingcatwife)


    10/14 Flights from Tokyo to Hong Kong:

    Out of Haneda -
    Cathay Pacific #543 10:35am:
    Michael L. & Cynthia
    Brian & Laurie
    Dave & Sally

    HK Express early am:
    Karilynn & William

    China Eastern #576 8:40am
    Jim & Linda

    Out of Narita -
    Air Japan #809 10:05am:
    Chris, Chuck & Amy
    John & Micki
    Steven
    Michael B.
    Rob

    Vanilla Air 10:45
    Ian & Diane
     
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  2. DisneyTrekkie

    DisneyTrekkie Earning My Ears

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    Begin???? HA! I've practically decided what meals to have at each restaurant! :)
     
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  4. christannj

    christannj Mouseketeer

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    I'm starting to read about the parks already! Looking forward to Christy's info regarding Tokyo:dogdance:
     
  5. That1

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    Ni hao.
     
  6. Cousin Orville

    Cousin Orville Inventor of Air Cooling

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    Super excited! My DW, Kate, and I will be joining you. I did the regular China ABD with my son, Gavin, in 2014, but I'm so excited about this custom itinerary. This is going to be a spectacular trip!

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  7. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Val & I are delighted to be on this trip. Just looking down the list and it appears that we have traveled with most of you and we are looking forward to doing it again!
     
  8. Ian&Diane

    Ian&Diane Earning My Ears

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    Hello everyone.
    We are both really looking forward to this adventure. Tokyo is a definite but we can't decide whether to do this before or after.
     
  9. Sarabi's Cubs

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    Happy to see so many familiar names and looking forward to meeting those we haven't met yet!!!

    Laurie
     
  10. bamagoofy

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    Glad to see I'm not the only one already obsessing about Disneyland Tokyo. I have even found a podcast that covers the park. This all means I have stopped planning for the Italy/Switzerland trip this August.

    I'm really looking forward to this trip.

    Chandra
     
  11. MinnieGarden

    MinnieGarden DIS Veteran

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    I'm so happy to be adventuring with everyone again! And I beat Mike to the thread!!!! :rolleyes:
     
  12. MinnieGarden

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    Tokyo Info

    As I have time and find more info, I'll update. Please let me know if you find any info in your own research that you would like to share and I'll happily add it. Also, if you find any mistakes or have questions, please let me know!

    Cost:
    While Japan has the reputation for being expensive, I've found preliminary pricing (looking at rates for Oct 2016) to be less than WDW and DL for hotels and more than Hong Kong and Shanghai. As long we have a favorable exchange rate, this could be relatively budget friendly.

    Getting there


    Where to stay:
    There are 3 Disney hotels on property and a fourth is being built. There are also several other "good neighbor"-type hotels on property.

    The Disney hotels:
    Disneyland Hotel
    Hotel MiraCosta (at the entrance to Tokyo Disney Sea)
    Ambassador Hotel

    How to book a hotel room:
    It appears that booking begins 6 months prior to your stay. If you want to get an idea of availability for Oct 2017 for budgeting purposes, check now and you can see availability for Oct 2016 and use that as a guide. October 2016 is considered "regular" season in their dynamic pricing.

    Perks of staying at a Disney hotel:
    As with Disney hotels in the US, there are a few perks to staying onsite, so here are a few:
    There is a park hopper ticket available to hotel guests only that can be purchased upon arrival. When purchasing tickets online, you must designate which park you want to visit on which day.
    Early entry - Resort guest can enter the park 15 minutes early. (I don't know if this is daily.)
    DL and MiraCosta both offer free monorail passes.

    Park misc:
    Tokyo Disney is a very seasonal park/resort. Most everything - merchandise, food selections, popcorn flavors, events, parades - changes seasonally.

     
  13. WebmasterMike

    WebmasterMike When Yuba plays the Rumba on his Tuba... Administrator Moderator

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    Really? You think you have to save a spot? :sad2:

    We are sooooo looking forward to this trip. I already warned my boss that I will be gone most of October.

    Kevin- you and John cannot plan anymore cool stuff between January and October 2017!!!
     
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  14. macman752

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    Hello all! Sally and I are really looking forward to this trip, meeting those of you we don't know and catching up with old friends. Tokyo Disneyland is also on our radar.

    Are we there yet?
     
  15. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Ahhh, Tokyo. Val & I are leaning towards doing Tokyo before the China part. Not for any good reason though...
     
  16. christannj

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    Tokyo would be fantastic to add since we are already on that side of the world, the issue for us is going to be if we have enough vacation time to swing it. I told Kevin that I would lean toward doing Tokyo before China only because it would be such a letdown to have to manage my own luggage after the ABD pampering, but if for some reason the other way works better then I guess we will just have to "suck it up" and schlep our own stuff around:rotfl2:

    By the way, hello to old and soon to be new friends

    Chris
     
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  17. Malia78

    Malia78 Flotsam and Jetsam

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    I am inclined to add Tokyo to the front of the China trip. Seems a shame to be so close and not try to go...
     
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  18. WebmasterMike

    WebmasterMike When Yuba plays the Rumba on his Tuba... Administrator Moderator

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    ...Me llamo Elder White...
     
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  19. Cousin Orville

    Cousin Orville Inventor of Air Cooling

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    Hilarious.. Didn't recognize that at first and had to google it. So funny. Saw it in Houston a couple of yrs ago. One of the best musicals of all time.
     
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    WebmasterMike When Yuba plays the Rumba on his Tuba... Administrator Moderator

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    I figured someone would get it! :thumbsup2

    Well, neighbor, looks like we will be flying out of IAH around the same time in October of 2017.

    Hoping DW and I can catch this guy to Tokyo...

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  21. Cousin Orville

    Cousin Orville Inventor of Air Cooling

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    We'll arrive into HK a couple of days early and may stay a couple of extra days in Shanghai. We probably won't have enough time to hit Tokyo DL on the same trip although that would be smart. We're considering the option of doing a separate Tokyo trip next year though with the whole family.
     
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