Fun Facts About Me
What movie or book makes you cry every time, no matter how many times you watch/read it?
Steel Magnolias...and I can’t not watch it if I see it’s on TV.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
With 3 special needs kids, the hardest moments all are moments where we’ve had to make decisions that profoundly affect our kids’ lives.
The best part of waking up is?
The quiet of my house...it’s one of the few times it’s quiet all day.
What is your biggest food weakness?
I have a sweet tooth like nobody’s business!
What is one thing that you wish you would great at (but you’re not…)?
I would love to be able to sing! But since I can hear perfect pitch and can
definitely hear that I can’t carry a tune in a bucket, I only indulge when it’s
just me in the car.
What's your favorite color?
What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
Lay in bed with a good book.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I’m a natural speed reader. It tends to scare people!
Summer or winter?
Winter...you can always add more clothes, but you can only take so much off
Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child?
I’m both the oldest and the middle. I’m the oldest of my most immediate siblings, but I have two older half-siblings, making me a middle for the whole group.
Living outside of Washington, DC, with her husband, four amazing kids and family of furbabies, Amanda has visited Walt Disney World more than 20 times, and Disneyland 5 times. Animal Kingdom is her favorite park as it reminds her of personal trips to Africa.
Amanda still cries every time she sees Wishes at the Magic Kingdom - it never gets old! When at Disney World you’re likely to find her at the Polynesian enjoying a Dole Whip.
What is one guilty pleasure that you have to indulge in each time you visit Walt Disney World?
The margaritas from Mexico at EPCOT. Especially by the end of my trip!
How old were you were you first visited Walt Disney World?
Sometime in early elementary...I was maybe 7 or 8?
If you had to choose one Disney destination to visit this year, which would it be – Disneyland, Disney World, or a Disney Cruise?
We would love to do a Disney Cruise as a family next.
If you could resurrect one retired Walt Disney World attraction, character, show, event, etc., what would it be?
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. I love that I can still catch it in Disneyland,
What’s your favorite special event at a Disney park?
Hands down, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. What can I say, I love Christmas!
What's the one thing that you have to take home from your Disney trip?
I have to bring home a Christmas ornament, every single trip!
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.
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