Fun Facts About Me
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
Well, That's Not What I Expected
What movie or book makes you cry every time, no matter how many times you watch/read it?
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Walking away from my career.
What is your biggest food weakness?
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
Denver, CO - The weather is beautiful and you can do practically anything outside at any given time.
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?
Morning...I love the smell of mornings! I also love being productive early and being able to play later in the day!
What's your favorite color?
Summer or winter?
Definitely summer...the winters in Indiana are WAY too long!
Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child?
Stephanie grew up in Northern Indiana. She attended Purdue University and received a degree in Agricultural Economics. After graduation, she moved to Colorado, with her now husband, and received her MBA from the University of Colorado Denver. Together, they found a love for the mountains and the outdoors, but once they had their first child decided a move back to Indiana was in order. Now, Stephanie lives in Indianapolis, IN with her husband, three children, two cats and a dog. They hike in the woods and sled down hills instead of snowboarding down mountains.
In her spare time, Stephanie likes to watch HGTV, read, and explore. Her love of all things Disney started when her family took their first trip to Walt Disney World in third grade. They went every year after until graduation. Once Stephanie married her wonderful husband Jeff, they of course had to honeymoon in Walt Disney World as well! Now, they are able to travel annually with their children, parents and others!
Stephanie is currently the fundraising chair for GiGi's Playhouse, a Down Syndrome Achievement Center, and is very involved in the Indianapolis Down Syndrome community. Her past career path has been in banking, customer service and consumer packaged goods sales. She feels her love of Disney travel, her background in sales, and her personal Disney travel through all walks of life makes her perfect for helping you plan your next Dream Vacation!
Who is your favorite Disney character?
Eeyore is my favorite Disney Character...I have a plush that has gone with me everywhere since I was a little girl.
Do you consider yourself a Pixie or a Pirate?
Probably a pirate, but a good pirate!
If you could have a job at Disney World what would you do?
I have always wanted to play the part of Ariel in the Voyage of the Little Mermaid in Hollywood Studios.
How old were you were you first visited Walt Disney World?
Third grade...we then visited every year after that throughout my childhood!
What’s your favorite special event at a Disney park?
Star Wars Weekends
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 Stephanie Cantwell as your preferred Dream Vacation Pixie!