Fun Facts About Me
What is your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
In the summer you will find me hanging out by our pool. In the winter months you can find me either inside with a good book or outside playing in the snow with my kids.
Do you have any hidden talents?
If you call organizing a hidden talent then that is what I'd say.
What is your favorite book?
To Kill a Mockingbird
Where were you born?
Connecticut - 5 minutes from where I live today
Are you the oldest, middle or only child?
If you count all my step brothers, step sisters and 2 biological brothers I'm the youngest of 14.
Growing up, what was your dream job?
I actually wanted to be a medical examiner. I was obsessed with the TV show Quincy.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Outer Banks, NC
What is your favorite color?
What is the hardest thing you have ever done?
Sometimes you just have to learn to let go. That has been really hard for me.
What is your biggest food weakness?
Born, raised and currently living in central Connecticut, Carrie is married to her own "Prince Charming,” and together they raise their daughter and son. Family is the most important thing in her life. When she's not planning Disney vacations you can catch her washing uniforms, making sure there is enough food in her house for her growing kids, and organizing. Yes, she loves to organize!
As a family they enjoy traveling, sports (baseball, soccer, basketball and hockey), swimming and cookouts. Her love of shopping always leads her to Downtown Disney, where you can most likely spot her with many shopping bags in hand.
Carrie conquered her fear of heights in April 2013 when, along with her fellow pixies, she rode Soarin’ and Tower of Terror for the very first time. With multiple Disney trips under her belt, Carrie enjoys working for Pixie and Pirate Destinations and loves helping families plan their magical vacations.
What is the first thing you do when you arrive at Disney World?
Food, by then my kids will need it!
Do you consider yourself a "pixie" or a "pirate"?
What is the one thing you have to take home from a Disney trip?
A new t-shirt or sweatshirt, and a few extra pounds.
If you can visit an empty Disney park, all alone, which would it be and what would you do?
Epcot since I don't get to really enjoy it with my kids.
If you had to choose one Disney destination to visit this year, which would it be - Disneyland, Disney World, Disney Cruise or Aulani A Disney Resort and Spa?
Aulani - I've been to Hawaii once and would love to go back!
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 Carrie D. as your preferred Dream Vacation Pixie!