Fun Facts About Me
What movie or book makes you cry every time, no matter how many times you watch/read it?
The Notebook. Love it even though it's a total tear jerker!
What is your biggest food weakness?
Warm chocolate chip cookies, Chips, homemade ranch dressing, Olgas snackers
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
I would move south in a heartbeat. Even though I was born and raised in southeastern Michigan, I am still not a fan of the cold, snowy winters!
What is one thing that you wish you would great at (but you’re not…)?
Taking written tests. I'd rather give a presentation in front of hundreds of people than take a test anyday! In fact, I actually really enjoy public speaking!
Growing up, what was your dream job?
I wanted to be an Orthodontist. Gotta love a straight smile!
What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
Spend the day shopping or visiting a local park or zoo with my family
Do you have any hidden talents?
I love cake and cupcake decorating. I do it quite often so I guess it's not exactly a "hidden" talent-but a talent none the less!
If you were stranded on a lonely beach, what are the five things that you would want to have with you?
My husband, My son, iPad, Lip Balm and an unlimited supply of Starbucks Iced Passion Tea
Summer or winter?
Summer! Even though I've spent my life in Michigan, I am not a fan of the cold and snow!
Where were you born?
Detroit, MI (Go Tigers!)
Amanda was raised in Milford, Michigan--which is about halfway between Detroit and Lansing. If you who know someone from Michigan, you can picture Amanda pointing to where exactly “home” is on her hand. Amanda first visited Walt Disney World at 8 years old and has not been able to get enough ever since. A graduate of the Walt Disney World College Program (2002-2003), Amanda is passionate about customer service and helping you to experience the vacation of a lifetime!
Amanda works outside the home as an Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator and also owns a party rental business. She loves shopping, couponing, crafting, event planning, cupcake decorating and traveling with her family. Amanda currently lives in White Lake, MI with her husband Brian, their son, Brady and daughter, Macy.
While at Disney World, you can find Amanda taking tons of photos of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom (no matter how many times she’s been there it’s still one of her favorite things to see and photograph!) while enjoying a delicious Dole Whip.
What is one guilty pleasure that you have to indulge in each time you visit Walt Disney World?
A Dole Whip (or 2. Or 3...)
Who is your favorite Disney character?
Mickey-he's classic and he's the mouse that started it all!
If you could have a job at Disney World what would you do?
I'd love to be a VIP Tour Guide so I could be a part of the ultimate vacation experience
If you had to choose one Disney destination to visit this year, which would it be – Disneyland, Disney World, or a Disney Cruise?
Disney Cruise. I am dying to go on the AquaDuck!
If you could be a character in a Disney movie or TV show, who would you be?
Like any woman, I'd love to be a Disney Princess however at approximately 5'11, I am too tall to be any of them. Fun fact: I was once offered the role of Cruella de Vil but I had a hard time looking "evil" and not smiling!
What’s your favorite special event at a Disney park?
Food & Wine Festival at EPCOT
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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