Fun Facts About Me
What is the hardest thing that you have ever done?
Hmmm, I would have to say being a dad. Just when you think you have it all figured out, your kids change. While it is trying and difficult at times, it is also extremely rewarding and I wouldn’t trade my two kids for anything in the world!
What is your favorite TV show of all time?
That’s tough, but I think it would have to be Seinfeld. Perfectly written show with great characters…although, The Office is a close second.
Are you a morning or night person?
I am usually both. Once I’m awake, I can hit the ground running. I also like to stay up and have fun playing games, talking or watching a movie.
Growing up, what was your dream job?
I always wanted to be a professional baseball player. I played college baseball, but that was a close as I got.
Bungee jump or sky dive?
Neither! I am afraid of extreme heights and the feeling of free falling wigs me out!
What is your favorite book?
Another tough one…I prefer non-fiction stuff, but it has to be To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
If you were stranded on a lonely beach, what are five things that you would want to have with you?
iPod (music for sanity), waterproof matches (survival), knife (survival), journal and writing/drawing utensil (again for sanity and sketching/keeping a log), and a sailboat (for escape). Have to keep things sensible, can you tell I am a guy?
Summer or Winter?
Summer, and it’s not even close. I get the winter blues pretty quickly, because I love being able to go outside and play, exercise, work in the yard/garden. Although, fall in Texas is just about right. Warm days and mild nights!
Where were you born?
I was born in Garland, TX (a suburb of Dallas with a pop. of about 225,000).
Are you the oldest, youngest or only child?
I am the oldest, I have 3 younger brothers. One of which is 20 years my younger!
Born and raised “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” Jared is happily married with 2 great kids. When given the opportunity, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching Disney movies, watching baseball, fishing and playing golf.
Jared has been to Walt Disney World several times and he is constantly thinking about the next trip. If you wanted to find him at Disney World there are a few places to look: the Polynesian Resort, eating around the world at EPCOT or at the Wishes firework extravaganza at Magic Kingdom. Jared enjoys sharing his passion for all things Disney by helping others discover the magic of Disney.
What is one guilty pleasure that you have to indulge in each time you visit Walt Disney World?
Well, I don’t feel guilty about it, but I must have a Dole Whip every time I visit. It’s so good!
If you could have a job at Disney World, what would you do?
I would be the Mayor of the Magic Kingdom! How cool would that be?
If you could be a character in a Disney movie or TV show, who would you be?
This is a tough one. There are several characters that I would love to be: Peter Pan – to never grow up and be able to fly, Woody – Every guy wanted to be the rootenist, tootenist cowboy at some point in their life, and Flynn Rider – talk about going from pauper to prince!
If you could visit an empty Disney park, all alone, which would it be and what would you do?
I would most definitely visit Magic Kingdom and I would ride my favorite rides and then just walk around reminiscing and soak up all of the magic.
If you could resurrect one retired Walt Disney World attraction, character, show, event, etc., what would it be?
This is an easy one…Spectromagic! I absolutely loved this parade and enjoyed sharing it with my daughter on her first visit to Disney World. The music is incredible!
What’s the one thing that you have to take home from your Disney trip?
An ornament for our Christmas tree…we collect them from our travels and we almost have enough to start our own Disney tree!
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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