Fun Facts About Me
What movie or book makes you cry every time, no matter how many times you watch/read it?
Nicholas Sparks. All of his books and movies make me cry every single time!
The best part of waking up is?
Getting to snuggle with my son!
What is your biggest food weakness?
Mexican. Chips and Salsa!
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
I would want to live in Australia as I have family there!
What is one thing that you wish you would great at (but you’re not…)?
Singing. I'm pretty sure I sound amazing in my car though :)
What is your favorite TV show of all time - you've seen them all, can watch it over and over again and quote lines from it?
I Love Lucy
Are you a morning or night person?
100% night owl
What's your favorite color?
Pink or glitter. Is glitter a color? haha!
Where were you born?
Ohio but Texas is home and has been since I was a young child. I consider myself Texan.
Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child?
I am the youngest of 2.
Ashley’s passion for Disney began with an internet search that led her to discover the Walt Disney World College Program. After, picking up and moving from Texas to Florida, she “worked for the mouse” in Mickey’s Toontown Fair at the Magic Kingdom.
After completing the WDW College Program, Ashley moved back to Texas to complete her degree at Texas Tech (Go Red Raiders!). She then began teaching in Special Education while completing her Master's Degree. When Ashley isn't planning your vacation, you can find her at home with her husband, son, and two black labs.
Who is your favorite Disney character?
Goofy. I can relate to his clumsiness.
How old were you were you first visited Walt Disney World?
My very first time at Disney was when I participated in the Walt Disney World College Program. I was 19!
If you could have a job at Disney World what would you do?
I've already had the privilege to work at Walt Disney World but if I could go back, I would want to work in Guest Relations and give tours!
If you could visit an empty Disney park, all alone, which would it be and what would you do?
Magic Kingdom. I had the opportunity to enter the park prior to opening during the Traditions class as a Cast Member. It was awesome to experience the castle first thing in the morning as the sun was coming up! I would probably go ride every ride I could with no lines :)
What’s your favorite special event at a Disney park?
The Candlelight Processional or The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
What's the one thing that you have to take home from your Disney trip?
I always get a Christmas Ornament and an antennae topper.
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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