Iceland Meets Thread

Discussion in 'Adventures By Disney' started by sayhello, May 20, 2017.

  1. hygienist999

    hygienist999 Mouseketeer

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    Awesome, it will only be my DH and I. This is our 2nd ABD, our 1st was in 2008 to the Grand Canyon. We took 2 of our kids with us, but they are grown now. Although we hear all the time about how we don't take them anymore. lol
     
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  2. breezy52

    breezy52 Earning My Ears

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    Coming back from 4th of July trip at WDW tomorrow. Need to get my head around what to pack! I definitely want to hear about the Grand Canyon ABD when we meet! Looking forward to it.
     
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  4. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel

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    Whee!!!! Got my box today for my 9/1/18 Iceland trip! It's starting to get real! :D

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  5. Rake 08

    Rake 08 Earning My Ears

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    Departing Dulles tonight, Blue Lagoon tomorrow AM and good weather (at the moment) for our Reykjavik pre-days.
     
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  6. carpenta

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    Have a drink for us at the swim up bar located in the Blue Lagoon. Happy travels.
     
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  7. kristilew

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    We’ll see you there on Friday!
     
  8. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel

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    Both of you have an AMAZING trip!!!

    Sayhello
     
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  9. Rake 08

    Rake 08 Earning My Ears

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    Arrived Thurs AM and went to the Blue Lagoon. It was the perfect remedy for an all-night flight; everything went as described in all the other forums. ABD wasn't offering two pre-nights so we booked night one on our own; a superior room on the bay side not luxury but very nice. We had to check out and check back in to our ABD-booked pre-night room this AM. Spent this afternoon on the Reykjavik Food Walk; it was terrific, six stops, great food, nice variety, excellent guide (Ben). Came back and checked in to our ABD-booked room; since ABD has previously booked us on the lake side in Stresa, the Matterhorn side in Zermatt and the Downtown Disneyland side of the DL Hotel I figured we'd have another lovely view of the bay. No such luck, our inside cabin-sized standard room comes with a street view and earplugs. That's a first, I travel often and have never received a welcome pack of earplugs.
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  10. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel

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    Shoot. I did the same (booked the second pre-night myself) and was really hoping not to have to move rooms from my pre-night to the ABD booked room. Ah, well, I suppose if that's the worst thing that happens, I'll be fine. I have the Reykjavik Food Walk planned for my pre-day, also. Glad to hear it was good!

    I'm assuming the hotel held on to your luggage in between rooms?

    The earplugs is a little ominous! Looking forward to hearing more about your trip!!

    Sayhello
     
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  11. kristilew

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    CDAABC82-8A4F-4651-A38B-4E91A6478DB0.jpeg We checked in today too. I hate this hotel room. Poor DD is on a rollaway that is literally pushed up against the sliding door into the tiny cruise ship bathroom. The glass door. That you can see and hear through. There is a sign in the bathroom saying they know it is small and it’s because they want you to not get “too cosy” or you wouldn’t leave. I know they think it’s funny but no.

    I am standing against the opposite wall to take this photo. That shadow is DD in the bathroom.

    Everything else about this day has been great but we are not fans of the room situation. I guess it’s good we won’t be in it much. And obviously it won’t ruin our trip. But definitely a reality check for a family of 3

    ETA - we made it through night one and actually slept really well. We took it upon ourselves to rearrange the room so cot was not against the glass door (now a sofa thing is). Shower did not get whole room wet, much to our surprise. We are laughing at ourselves that this whole trip is going to be us grudgingly admitting that each thing is not so bad.
     
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  12. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel

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    OMG! That's ridiculous! I wonder what classification of room this is (this hotel has lots of classifications). I hope it's not indicative of all the hotels! I imagine Reykjavik is a lot busier than most of the other areas, but oh, my!

    Glad everything else has gone well!

    Sayhello
     
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  13. Rake 08

    Rake 08 Earning My Ears

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    We did leave our bags at the hotel, they stored them in what used to be the workout room right next to the front desk, the hotel staff has been very nice as has everyone else here.
     
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  14. carpenta

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    Let’s just say the hotel rooms are “unique”......
     
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  15. CrazyZeus1

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    In general within Iceland the hotel rooms are smaller than we are used to :) Our first room in the Marina hotel was the "cosy bathroom" sign. Our last room in the Marina hotel was configured differently and felt larger.
     
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  16. WeLoveABD

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    We used that small workout room in July-- have they since taken out the equipment?(Bags were stored near the door, but that didnt interfer with the machines)
     

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