Fun Facts About Me
What movie or book makes you cry every time, no matter how many times you watch/read it?
Wizard of Oz, specifically when Judy Garland (or anyone) sings Somewhere Over the Rainbow. The movie was my uncle's favorite movie. He passed away a few years back and every time I hear the song, there's no keeping it together.
Where did you grow up?
Seattle! And I'm definitely a product of the area. I love grunge/alternative/rock music, hiking, camping, boating, everything outdoors really, wearing comfortable clothes and seafood!
Coffee or tea? Sweet or unsweetened?
Unsweetened Tea. Coffee makes me nauseous, so I don't touch it. That's literally the only thing that I am not Seattle-like with.
If you had to choose one place in the world to visit every summer for the rest of your life, where would it be?
If not Disney, then some exotic tropical place like Thailand, Vietnam, or Indonesia. I love Southeast Asia.
Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child?
Oldest of 2. Have a younger brother.
Summer or winter?
FALL! Perfect weather, haunted houses, apple cider donuts, beautifully changing foliage.
Are you a morning or night person?
Predominately a night person
What's your favorite color?
Purple, but it barely wins over blue and green.
What animal would you want to be and why?
I'm thinking I'd want to be a bald eagle. They are so majestic and I would love the freedom to fly wherever I want, whenever I want. Either that or a cat, so I can lounge around without a care in the world.
What is one thing that you wish you would great at (but you’re not…)?
I wish I had just a shred of artistic or musical talent. I cannot draw to save my life nor play any instrument. It would be so cool to play the guitar.
A Seattle girl turned East Coaster, Amanda currently calls New Jersey her home and is newly married. She and her husband met working in hotels and love to travel the world together. When not adventuring, they love to watch movies, hang with friends and family, and cook together.
Amanda's passion for Disney started as far back as she can remember. Her grandmother would give her and her brother every new movie as it came out on VHS. For every birthday and every Christmas gift, she could count on a new film to watch and re-watch a hundred times - which she still does today!
With a long history working in the hospitality industry and a hunger for continuous learning, Amanda is ready to give you her very best travel agent super powers to help you create the most magical vacation!
What is one guilty pleasure that you have to indulge in each time you visit Walt Disney World?
Pineapple Dole Whip!
Who is your favorite Disney character?
Do you consider yourself a Pixie or a Pirate?
What do you do first when you board a Disney Cruise – pool or lunch?
Lunch and a cocktail!
If you could visit an empty Disney park, all alone, which would it be and what would you do?
Magic Kingdom for sure. I would ride all of the rides that always have massive lines, like Peter Pan (all time favorite ride), Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted Mansion. I would also make sure to have yummy snacks in between!
What is your favorite Disney attraction or show?
It's tough to choose just one thing. The nighttime shows with fireworks are always what takes it over the top for me. I love fireworks. That and the classic dark rides!
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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