Fun Facts About Me
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
She can do it!
What movie or book makes you cry every time, no matter how many times you watch/read it?
The best part of waking up is?
Being with my husband and kids
What is your biggest food weakness?
What is one thing that you wish you were great at (but you’re not…)?
Are you a morning or night person?
What's your favorite color?
What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
In nice weather, go to the zoo. In not so nice weather, stay home and watch a movie.
What is your favorite book?
Steven King’s The Stand
Where were you born?
Cheryl was born and raised in the Chicago-land area, a wife and mother to 2 teenagers. She enjoys cheering her son on in track and cross country, watching her daughter dance, and of course, Disney! Before joining Pixie and Pirate Destinations, Cheryl was home schooling her children. Now that they are older and work more independently, she has an opportunity to help others plan their vacations!
Cheryl first went to Walt Disney World the summer of 1972, just before Walt Disney World had been opened one year. That trip was the first of over 35 trips and the beginning of her love of Disney! After convincing her husband to honeymoon at Walt Disney World, he too discovered his love of Disney! Their children love Disney (of course) and miss the parks when they aren’t there.
Cheryl loves spending time with her family and helping others plan their vacations.
What is one guilty pleasure that you have to indulge in each time you visit Walt Disney World?
I always have to get a Dole Whip.
Who is your favorite Disney character?
Figment from Journey into Imagination.
If you could visit an empty Disney park, all alone, which would it be and what would you do?
Definitely the Magic Kingdom. I would sit in the middle of Main Street and just look at the castle.That is my favorite park view.
Which Disney Cruise ship is your favorite?
The Disney Fantasy
What do you first when you board a Disney Cruise – pool or lunch?
Lunch at Cabanas by a window to watch the port activities.
What's the one thing that you have to take home from your Disney trip?
I always buy a new park exclusive charm for my Pandora bracelet.
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 Cheryl D. as your preferred Dream Vacation Pixie!