Fun Facts About Me
If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
Nigel. I’m kind of an anglophile...
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
Up a Gum Tree Without a Paddle. (It’s a Doctor Who reference.)
If you could live anywhere, where and why?
Santa Fe, NM. It’s peaceful, and has great food and great art.
What is your favorite TV show?
Doctor Who!!! Fifty years and going stronger than ever!
Are you a morning or night person?
Night all the way.
What’s your favorite color?
Purple, is there any other?
Growing up, what was your dream job?
What is your favorite book?
The Harry Potter series.
Summer or Winter?
Are you the oldest, youngest, middle, or only child?
Born in Minneapolis during the Winter, Andy has lived in eleven states and can currently be found in Nashville, where he lives with his wife, a Vanderbilt University Political Science professor, and their grade-school age daughter, Natalie.
His love of Disney didn’t come about until he was an adult, when it was spurred on by his brother, who works for Pixar Animation Studios. He made up for it quickly, though, and has been to at least one Disney property every year for the last seventeen years. His favorite thing is watching his daughter experience new rides and attractions for the first time.
In addition to his passion for Disney, Andy played guitar, bass and sang in various rock bands for ten years after attending college for his Master’s Degree in Accountancy. Andy currently splits his time between planning Disney vacations and taking his daughter to her after-school activities.
Who is your favorite Disney character?
Goofy, because he’s tall and clumsy like me!
Do you consider yourself a Pixie or a Pirate?
Arrrrrrrrrr! Does that answer your question?
How old were you when you first visited Walt Disney World?
14, with my high school marching band.
If you could visit an empty park alone, which one would you choose and what would you do?
Magic Kingdom. I would walk through the Haunted Mansion without a doom buggy!
If you could resurrect one retired WDW attraction, what would it be?
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, of course! That toad was crazy!
What’s your favorite special event at a Disney park?
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Beautiful decorations, short lines, cookies, and hot chocolate!
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 Andy A. as your preferred Dream Vacation Pirate!