Fun Facts About Me
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
San Francisco because the entire city feels special and unique unlike anywhere else in the world.
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 has been my favorite show since I was a little girl and I enjoy watching it now with my two daughters.
Are you a morning or night person?
Definitely night. Except when I am in Walt Disney World when I am a very early riser.
Summer or winter?
Spring and Fall!
Growing up, what was your dream job?
Film Director though I majored in Theatrical Set Design.
What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
Play board games with my family. We especially love Settlers of Catan.
What is your favorite book?
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child?
Oldest of two girls. I am 8 years older than my little sister, who also happens to be my best friend.
What's your favorite color?
What songs would be included on the soundtrack to your life?
This might be the hardest question I have ever answered! The Rainbow Connection (Kermit the Frog), Let My Love Open the Door (Pete Townshend – our wedding song), Island In the Sun (Weezer), Photograph (Def Leppard), Birdhouse In Your Soul (They Might Be Giants), Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen), A Little Respect (Erasure), and all of Abba Gold. And dozens more, definitely a multi-disc set!
Allison grew up in Pennsylvania, Maryland and California and has always had a love of travel. Having visited Disneyland several times in her teens and worked part time at The Disney Store in high school, she has always loved all things Disney. Visiting the Walt Disney World resort for the first time as an adult with her own children renewed that love and helped her find her new role as a dream vacation planner.
Allison grew up wanting to be a film director. After majoring in Theatrical Set Design she went on to work in the field of television production for many years - wearing many hats including production assistant, set dresser, wardrobe assistant, producer and production coordinator. She is now happily managing a different type of production, a busy family of 4 while being a work from home mom.
Though a California girl at heart, Allison is very happy to be raising her 2 daughters, Georgie and Penny, alongside her husband Dennis, outside of Baltimore, Maryland - near the lovely Chesapeake Bay and just an easy drive away from Washington, DC and New York City. Here you can find her shuffling kids to karate, swimming and little league, or helping with the PTA at her daughters’ elementary school. Allison also enjoys being a work-share volunteer at a local farm CSA once a week.
If you could have a job at Disney World what would you do?
Jungle Cruise Skipper!
If you could be a character in a Disney movie or TV show, who would you be?
What is your favorite Disney attraction or show?
Toy Story Midway Mania
If you could resurrect one retired Walt Disney World attraction, character, show, event, etc., what would it be?
Maelstrom, it was one of our family's favorites!
Who is your favorite Disney character?
If you had to choose one Disney destination to visit this year, which would it be – Disneyland, Disney World, or a Disney Cruise?
Walt Disney World
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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