The "box" arrived...

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  1. Cousin Orville

    Cousin Orville Inventor of Air Cooling

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    Just a precaution I think.
     
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  2. Cousin Orville

    Cousin Orville Inventor of Air Cooling

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    Our France ABD was the final tour by one of our guides. He requested them for all his guests as kind of a final gift. One super nice thing is ABD always lists me by my first name, which isn't Kevin. So, ABD must have printed and overnighted them (to France) after the tour started and the guides learned our preferred names. It's one of my favorite Disney souvenirs. I think that's the only time ABD has done that.
     
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  4. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel

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    How cool! :thumbsup2 I'm totally jealous! :)

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  5. RebelHawk

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    We just put together our first ABD shadow box for our Adult Only NYC trip.

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  6. AquamarineSteph

    AquamarineSteph DIS Veteran

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    That's gorgeous!
     
  7. wdwtheplacetobe

    wdwtheplacetobe A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes....

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    YOU are verrrry lucky to be able to go so much! We are set for Spain this year....wondering how was your experience??? After reading some scoop from SingingMom...I'm ready to PACK!
     
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  8. SingingMom

    SingingMom DIS Veteran

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    Remember, it was hot, hot, hot! :rolleyes: Can I come back with you? :yay:
     
  9. disneyphx

    disneyphx Mouseketeer

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    Love the shadow boxes - might need to work on some of those!

    My husband and daughter got the ABD Badges when they did the Wyoming trip a few years ago (2012?) - they were told same thing, it was one of the guides last trip as an ABD guide. My daughter's had her full name - so they mailed us one with her nickname. Made me extra jealous I had to miss the trip!
     
  10. dunnhorn

    dunnhorn I'd rather be at Castaway Cay DVC Gold

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    Wow - That is really a surprise, especially considering the swag that is given out on the cruises. I can understand not having ABD on all backpacks, but perhaps something else? Water bottle?
     
  11. wdwtheplacetobe

    wdwtheplacetobe A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes....

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    Come with us!!!! September shouldn't be *as* hot..
     
  12. HavinABlast

    HavinABlast Earning My Ears

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    Wow - what a great idea! I should do this with our adventures. I keep all our stuff - but this is such an amazing presentation. Thanks for the idea.
     
  13. HavinABlast

    HavinABlast Earning My Ears

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    I thought I was mentally prepared for this - but nope! Total let down. This is our fourth adventure so our expectations were high. That zippered cosmetic bag was terrible.

    I realize it's just a bonus, but really, it would have been better if they sent nothing. I'll keep the drawstring bag, but the rest of it is headed to Goodwill.
     
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  14. OhanaCuz

    OhanaCuz Take me away mouse!

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    I saw an Adventures by Disney backpack on Ebay yesterday. Man have their welcome package standards dropped.
     
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  15. AquamarineSteph

    AquamarineSteph DIS Veteran

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    I had to go look. Nice backpack! That was clearly before my time...
     
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  16. SingingMom

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    we have six! LOL that's what really caught me by surprise - in the beginning, we were getting gifts for each person in the party. We received three of the sturdy backpacks for two different trips and three of the flimsy green ones for one of our trips. After that - only one gift per family, except for the luggage tags & luggage straps.

    DH is on his second backpack - we gave one to my nephew, and I believe I have three more tucked away for the future!
     
  17. AquamarineSteph

    AquamarineSteph DIS Veteran

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    We did have two of the flimsy green ones, but they weren't very practical for us and didn't seem like they'd work very well.
     
  18. SingingMom

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    It sort of works as a pool bag - I've brought it to Blizzard Beach or to a pool party. But otherwise, it's pretty useless lol
     
  19. CrazyZeus1

    CrazyZeus1 Matching Shirts Rock!

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    We loved Spain! I wish we had more time in Barcelona, but it looks like the revised itenerary added more time? You'll have a blast!!
     
  20. Watni?Dis-Knee

    Watni?Dis-Knee Earning My Ears

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    That looks awesome
     
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  21. SingingMom

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    Barcelona is now at the start of the Spain ABD. Even so, we arrived a day early to see more!
     

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