Fun Facts About Me
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
Running on Pixie Dust - one Disney obsessed girl’s unexpected road to long distance running.
What movie or book makes you cry every time, no matter how many times you watch/read it?
The film Stranger than Fiction, easily.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Before my husband and I were married, we were in a long distance relationship for 5 years. By long distance, I mean he was in Denmark and I was in New Jersey. Sometimes we wouldn’t see each other for 7 months or more at a time and no matter how many friends and family you may have surrounding you, nothing beats being with your one and only. We’ve been together for 8 years now and I would go through it all again if the end result was still the same. I love my Dane!
What is one thing that you wish you would great at (but you’re not…)?
Drawing/animating. My flatmate in college was an incredibly talented artist and I was so envious of her skill! I can’t do anything more complex than stick figures.
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?
Are you a morning or night person?
Night person - the early bird can get the worm. I’m on a diet anyway.
Growing up, what was your dream job?
I wanted to work in music production - went to college for it and everything, but life has a way of sorting itself out differently and I still wouldn’t change a thing.
What is your favorite book?
Mousejunkies - even my favorite books are Disney related.
Summer or winter?
Winter! So it’s kind of ironic that I want to move to Florida..
Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child?
I’m the oldest of 4 and the only girl to boot!
It’s no wonder that Christina has a passion for Disney - they were both born in sunny, beautiful Anaheim, California! Although relocated to the east coast and raised in New Jersey, her heart remained in the Disney parks, so return trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World are always a priority. When she’s not busy scoping out the Boardwalk Bakery for the “best cupcake in the World,” you can find her trading pins, making best friends with the characters, and marathoning Star Tours with her adoring yet nerdy husband, Peter.
Speaking of marathons, Christina proudly entered and completed the Princess Half Marathon 2013 and is looking forward to the Tower of Terror 10 Miler in October!
Christina doesn’t have any mouseketeers of her own just yet, but is eagerly looking forward to the day when she’s watching Wishes in the Magic Kingdom with sticky faced, happy-go-lucky kids snoozing in the strollers at the end of a long day in the parks.
What is one guilty pleasure that you have to indulge in each time you visit Walt Disney World?
I must have at least 10 different autographs from Chip & Dale - and I’ll keep asking for more! They’re my favorite characters to interact with. Dale even proposed marriage to me once!
Who is your favorite Disney character?
That’s going to have to go to Elliott from Pete’s Dragon. He’s got a big heart and is incredibly protective of loved ones, a little goofy, but also a little haphazard - just like me!
If you could have a job at Disney World what would you do?
I would choose to be a tour guide, especially the Walk in Walt’s Footsteps tour in Disneyland where you get to enter Walt’s private apartment above the fire station.
If you could visit an empty Disney park, all alone, which would it be and what would you do?
I would visit Magic Kingdom. It’s such a beautiful and incredibly photogenic park at all times, but morning and dusk are best. So, I’d take lots and lots and LOTS of pictures.
What is your favorite Disney attraction or show?
This is SUCH a hard question! How can I pick just one?! I’ll have to give the title to Mickey’s Philharmagic. All of my favorite classic films and characters, the most outstanding 3D effects (and other hidden effects, too!) and no matter how many times I watch it, I get very teary eyed. Right around the Peter Pan scene. Like clockwork.
What's the one thing that you have to take home from your Disney trip?
A hoody! I have so many Disney hoodies in my closet, it’s starting to get a little silly.
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!
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