Fun Facts About Me
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
Life, Love & Craziness
The best part of waking up is?
Knowing I am one day closer to my next vacation.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
I would live in Small Town America. You know with a Main Street, a Promenade, 4th of July Parades, corner candy stores and friendly neighbors.
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?
My guilty TV weakness is 90210. I love days off, snuggled in bed watching the early seasons.
Are you a morning or night person?
I wake up in the mood I am in all day.Usually a good one. I also stay up way too late most nights.It is not out of the ordinary to get an email from me at 1am.
What's your favorite color?
My very favorite color is deep dark pink...hmm...maybe with sparkles.
What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
My favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon is to cook dinner for my family with the help of my Niece and Nephew. They are such great little helpers.
What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is Little House on the Prairie - On the Banks of Plum Creek in particular. Sometimes I really think I was born in the wrong century.
Summer or winter?
Winter, Hands down I will take cool weather over the steamy summer any day!
Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child?
I am the oldest by 3 years. My sister and I are best friends now, but do not ask me about our teenage years.
Lisa Reese was born, raised and still lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She is married to the love of her life, who just so happens to be a Jersey Boy, born and breed. She is a family girl who’s two favorite little people in the world are her Niece and Nephew. She enjoys traveling, taking pictures and reading a good thriller in her spare time. Her Kindle and Camera are two items she could not live without.
Lisa was married on Castaway Cay while sailing on the Disney Wonder. Since then she has helped many brides and grooms with the planning of their Disney Cruise Line weddings. When staying on land Lisa ranks Grand Floridian, Aulani and the Disneyland Hotel as favorites of hers. You can spot Lisa in the middle of Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom with her tripod all set up, taking pictures of Wishes (you can never have too many) at least four or five times a year - “Research trips” she calls them. She travels with her whole family in tow for at least one of those trips each year and finds group trips so much fun.
Lisa fell in love with Disney Vacations as a child, but after a Disney family vacation at the age of 16 she became the official family planner. She has been a travel agent helping clients enjoy Magical Disney vacations as well as numerous other vacation destinations since 2007. She started working with Pixie and Pirate Destinations very soon after the company was created in 2011 and has never looked back. She is proud to be a full time Pixie.
Industry and PAPD Certifications & Awards
If you could have a job at Disney World what would you do?
My Dream Job at Walt Disney World is to Sell Balloons on Main Street.
How old were you were you first visited Walt Disney World?
I was three years old on my very first Disney Trip. I still have random memories from that trip. I look at the picture of my Mom, Dad and I on the Castle Stage and think “If I only knew then how much that picture would mean to me now”. 27 years later I had Wedding Pictures taken in that very same spot.
If you could be a character in a Disney movie or TV show, who would you be?
I would be Sharon from Parent Trap (with Haley Mills). I always wanted to go away to sleep away camp (not the non-Disney Horror movie from the 80’s) and think that the twins had so much fun there. I also remember watching that movie with my grandparents and laughing with them about how silly it would be to switch places with my sister.
If you could resurrect one retired Walt Disney World attraction, character, show, event, etc., what would it be?
Does Walt Disney Himself count? I would love to spend time just talking to him. As much as I love Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and Aulani I admire and adore Walt himself so much more.
Which Disney Cruise ship is your favorite?
The Disney Wonder, It’s the ship I was sailing on when I married my Prince Charming and the ship we sailed on to Hawaii.
What’s your favorite special event at a Disney park?
I adore Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The Villains are favorites of mine and I love having my picture taken with the rarely seen characters.
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 Lisa Reese as your preferred Dream Vacation Pixie!