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Just my luck

I probably never mentioned this, but my best friend and I are planning a trip to England in September. It's the first trip out of country for both of us (well, that's not quite true; I went to Victoria, BC in March, but that's a story for another time), and we both are very excited. Our itinerary includes London, Bath, and, of course, Cardiff, since we're both fans of Doctor Who.

You might know where I'm going with this.

I found out yesterday that the Doctor Who Experience announced that it will be closing its doors for renovation, to change the Experience so that it reflects the Twelfth Doctor instead of the Eleventh Doctor as the current Doctor. When are they doing this? Starting September 1, and going for six or more weeks.

That's right. The entire time we'll be in England.

That's pretty much ruined my weekend. I really really wanted to see the Doctor Who Experience. I don't know what to do. We might be able to adjust our plane tickets for some other time, when the Experience is open, but that might be expensive. I expect that instead, we're going to just cut Cardiff out of our trip altogether and choose somewhere else to go (maybe Scotland).

Sigh. Just my luck.

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luorescence
Jun. 23rd, 2014 12:19 pm (UTC)
Geez, real bad luck here. I hope you'll be able to find a way to change your plane tickets without it being too expensive.

That'd be such a shame to miss it while you're in England.
shivver13
Jun. 23rd, 2014 05:40 pm (UTC)
Turns out it'll be $750 for each of us to change the flights. While my husband actually said, "Sure, go ahead. That's fine," (he is the sweetest man in the world!) I think that's way too expensive, and my friend can't afford it.

I'm just getting myself excited about seeing something else (maybe I can convince my friend to do a tour of the southern coast, so that we can stop by in West Bay where they're filming Broadchurch 2!), and thinking that maybe I'll do another trip to England next year to see the DWE! ;)
a_phoenixdragon
Jun. 23rd, 2014 04:01 pm (UTC)
Damn...

I am so sorry, lovie. I'd be rather upset and disappointed myself!!

*hugs you close*
shivver13
Jun. 23rd, 2014 05:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the hug! I actually cried for a half a minute when I first read the article. But I'm doing much better - starting to get excited about possibly going up to Scotland instead! :)
locker_monster
Jun. 23rd, 2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
Oh man, that is sucky. The Doctor Who Experience is awesome. It was the sole reason I went to London a few years ago when the Experience was still there. But Scotland is really nice, too. That was the second leg of that trip and there's so much to see. Tons of castles and great food and Loch Ness!

The UK is definitely a place you need to go back to multiple times so it'd so be worth it to go to Cardiff another time. I totally want to go back to Cardiff at some point and not just to see the new touches they put on the Experience.
shivver13
Jun. 24th, 2014 03:47 pm (UTC)
We plan to be there for a little over two weeks, and there's so much to see, we won't be able to hit everything we want to. Though, the fact that the train goes everywhere makes it so easy to get around!

I'm just setting my sights on another trip next year and planning for the DWE then. :)
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