Fun Facts About Me
What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
During warm months you'll find me at the baseball field with my family. In the cold months I'll be inside watching TV or movies with the kids.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I can wiggle my eyes. It tends to gross people out.
What is your favorite book?
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Where were you born?
Southern Virginia - about 20 miles from where I live today - lived here my entire life
Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child?
Oldest - I have one sister, 7 years younger.
Growing up, what was your dream job?
I wanted to be an actress and an astronaut. Obviously, neither one happened.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
Italy - somewhere in the countryside, in a villa. Maybe one day I'll get to at least visit!
What's your favorite color?
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Learning to parent children differently, based on their personal needs. Kids are just small adults in kid size costumes. They are all unique and individual - and parenting them differently is a necessity.
What is your biggest food weakness?
Chocolate - particularly chocolate and peanut butter combined.
Born, raised and raising kids in the same county, Amanda is married to her high school sweetheart and the mother of three growing boys. Her days are filled with washing baseball uniforms, stocking the kitchen with snacks and learning the art of video games.
Family time is a priority in her life. Her family of 5 loves traveling, baseball, good food and inside jokes. When at Disney World you'll likely spot Amanda strolling the BoardWalk with a Margarita in hand - while Illuminations at EPCOT is underway.
With multiple Disney trips and destinations under her belt, Amanda manages the Pixie and Pirate Destinations company and enjoys working with the crew to help grow their personal businesses.
What do you do first when you board a Disney Cruise – pool or lunch?
Lunch (beside the pool!)
Do you consider yourself a Pixie or a Pirate?
Considering I have 3 boys... I wear my "Pixie" hat proudly!
What's the one thing that you have to take home from your Disney trip?
Apparently it's almost always 3 or 4 extra pounds....
If you could visit an empty Disney park, all alone, which would it be and what would you do?
The Magic Kingdom would be my first choice. There are so many details that are oftentimes overlooked due to crowds. I would love to explore those intricate details!
If you had to choose one Disney destination to visit this year, which would it be – Disneyland, Disney World, or a Disney Cruise?
Disney Cruise - I love the ships, the excitement of being at sea, and the places you get to visit.
FAQs about my services:
Why are your services free?
Pixie and Pirate Destinations, nor myself, ever charges our clients anything for our services. I am paid commission from the companies I book vacations with - Disney, Universal Vacations, Norwegian Cruise Lines, etc. You will pay the same amount of money booking a trip with me as you would if you booked it directly through the company itself. And sometimes I am able to find a better deal because of the special promotions that are available. A reservation transfer may be an option if you have already booked a vacation.
As a Dream Vacation Planner (DVP) I work strictly off of commission and I hope that if you decide to book a vacation you will choose to book your vacation with me. Please keep this in mind if I do a lot of research on a vacation for you. Regardless of the number of hours I put toward helping a client plan, I am not paid hourly,
Why should I book my vacation with you and Pixie and Pirate Destinations?
I have an honest passion for Disney and the Disney destinations. And my Disney knowledge is up to date since this is my career. I have guidelines to follow that are put in place by Pixie and Pirate Destinations. I have been trained to provide you with the best customer service in the industry. And I am willing to work "with" you in planning your vacation.
At Pixie and Pirate Destinations our motto is "go above and beyond for each client's individual needs." As a valued client, I will be here every step of the way to help you with your concerns or questions. You will have an email address and phone number where you can reach me when you need to. Once your vacation is booked I will continue to help with dining reservations, a personalized daily itinerary, an updated personal web page where you can track your reservation and more. I am here to see you through to the end of your vacation to make sure you have a magical time.
What is the first step?
The first step in the vacation planning process is to request a quote for your desired Disney destination. When you request a quote you have the option of choosing me as you DVP - so please be sure to click on my name or add it into the comments. Once I have your quote request I will listen to your needs and expectations, and guide you through the best options for your family.
How do I pay for my vacation?
To process deposits and payments for your vacation I will need your address, phone number and credit card information. I can either schedule a phone call for you to give this information over the phone, or you can use our secure website to submit for a payment.
Pixie and Pirate Destinations, nor myself, will EVER personally make a charge to your credit card. You will see a charge from the Walt Disney Travel Company (or another travel vendor such as Universal Travel, Norwegian Cruise Lines, etc.). I use your card information to process your deposit or payment directly through the travel vendor (Disney, etc.). And your CC information will always be kept private. If you ever see a charge that you think is fraudulent contact your credit card company immediately.
What will you do for me that I cannot do for myself?
Of course you can book a Disney vacation on your own - that's easy! But when you book a Disney vacation with me you have my knowledge and experience to tap into at your disposal. You will be working with someone who "knows" Disney and understands how Disney travel can change minute to minute. Because of this you can be assured that I will be able to guide you in the right direction at all times. If I do not know the answer immediately, I WILL find it out. In addition, you can count on the following "extras" from me:
All of the above services are FREE to my clients that book a Disney reservation with Pixie and Pirate Destinations. Some of my clients prefer to take advantage of ALL of these services. While others only need me to do one or two. Your vacation planning is important to me, but I never want to step on your toes - you are always in control!
Read the full list of FAQs and Terms and Conditions from Pixie and Pirate Destinations.
Request your Disney vacation quote - Be sure to select Amanda S. as your preferred Disney Vacation Pixie!