Fun Facts About Me
If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
I often joke that if I had to change my first name, I would change it to Jane, that way no one would ever misspell or mispronounce it. However, when all is said and done, I love my usual name.
What movie or book makes you cry every time, no matter how many times you have watched/read it?
I cry every time I watch the movie The Color Purple. At the end, the main character is reunited with her children that she was forced to give up. It makes me cry because it's such a happy scene.
The best part of waking up is?
Having a cup of coffee. I love coffee and look forward to that first cup.
What is your biggest food weakness?
I can never resist potato chips and French onion dip. I never buy them because if they're in my house, I must consume them until gone!
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
I tell my husband that if we ever won the lottery, I would buy a house that sits on Lake Michigan near where I live now. I love Lake Michigan in all seasons, and would love a house up on the bluff looking out over the water.
What is one thing that you wish you were good at (but you're not)?
I wish that I could sew. It would be wonderful to be able to make clothes and costumes for my family.
What is your favorite color?
I love seafoam. It's like a mix between light blue, teal, and turquoise. I'm immediately attracted to anything in that color.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I am pretty good at winning crane/claw games. My family knows that I usually can't pass one without playing it. We have so many stuffed animals that I give the ones I win away to Toys for Tots. I have a mini, table-top game that my parents gave to me for my birthday.
Growing up, what was your dream job?
I wanted to be a Las Vegas show girl! I had never been there, but I saw pictures of these ladies in beautiful costumes dancing. And I thought "Wow, they get paid to do that?!" What little I knew back then.
Summer or Winter?
While I love warmth and swimming and laying on a beach, I love winter. I guess I should living in Michigan! I love to sled and cross-country ski, and Lake Michigan gets these wonderful frozen hills and caves near the beach that are fun to climb and explore.
Born in "Cereal City USA" (Battle Creek), Michigan, Corinne has lived most of her life in West Michigan within five miles of Lake Michigan. She lives with her husband, Matt, of eleven years and their nine-year-old identical twin daughters. Just like her, she's quickly turning her family into Disney addicts.
Corinne loves to read, go to the movies with her family, and cook. She loves to try new and exotic recipes that usually don't go over well with her daughters' picky tastes. Corinne and her family spend much of their summer swimming and boating at a family cottage on a lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Her daughters love the rides at Walt Disney World. Their favorite is the Expedition Everest roller coaster at Disney's Animal Kingdom. However, Corinne quickly found out it's not her favorite after it went backward past the Yeti monster! Corinne's favorite ride is a close tie between Peter Pan and Splash Mountain. And thankfully, her family also loves to go on these with her.
Who is your favorite Disney character?
Stitch because I love how he can be sweet and naughty at the same time.
Do you consider yourself a Pixie or Pirate?
I'm a pirate because I like sailing and adventures!
How old were you when you first visited Walt Disney World?
My mom told me that my first visit was when I was about one year old. There are pictures of me somewhere in a stroller right by It's A Small World.
If you could visit an empty Disney park, all alone, which would it be and what would you do?
I would visit Magic Kingdom so that I could ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train over and over. Then I would probably eat at Be Our Guest and check out all of the parts of Beast's Castle.
What is one guilty pleasure that you have to indulge in every time you visit Walt Disney World?
I have to get a Mickey Mouse ice cream bar. It just tastes better while walking around Frontierland.
What is one thing that you have to take home from your Disney trip?
I love to get Disney mugs or kitchen items to bring home, that way I'm reminded of my trips every time I cook and have a cup of coffee.
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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