Fun Facts About Me
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
In 2009, I was diagnosed with guillain-barré syndrome as a result of a flu shot. I was bedridden for almost 6 months and walked with a walker for 5 years before transitioning to a cane. Fortunately, I have been able to walk without assistance for almost a year now. After over 6 years of constant physical therapy, testing, spinal taps, and multiple hospitalizations, I have been given a clean bill of health from my doctor.
The best part of waking up is?
Having my family together under one roof. My husband was in the Army and spent a lot of time away during multiple deployments and training. It’s nice waking up and knowing that we are all in one place.
What is your biggest food weakness?
Coconut Shrimp (Specifically from Frenchy’s in Clearwater, FL)
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
In the country. I grew up in the south, in the middle of nowhere. After 12 years of living in the city, I’m ready to move back to the country.
What is one thing that you wish you were great at (but you’re not…)?
Relaxing. I have trouble turning my brain off when it is time to relax.
Are you a morning or night person?
What's your favorite color?
Do you have any hidden talents?
I’m very crafty, I actually operate a store on ETSY and do a lot of craft shows.
Where were you born?
Are you the oldest, middle, youngest, or only child?
Dana was born and raised in the small town of Sunset, SC. She has always loved Disney, but never visited Walt Disney World until the age of 27. She has been married for 12 years and her husband was recently medically retired from the Army. When he was active duty, it was difficult to plan trips for their family. Now that he is retired, they travel all the time.
Dana is often asked about her love for Disney. Her first trip to Walt Disney World was after she was diagnosed with guillain-barré syndrome. She honestly thought that she would not be able to enjoy the trip with her 4 year old and husband. She assumed she would be sitting on the sidelines watching the two of them have fun. Dana was wrong! Disney is very handicap friendly. As long as she could transfer, the Disney Cast Members helped her get on and off some of the rides. It meant so much to her to be able to experience the trip with her family.
In the fall of 2015, Dana left her job as an event/expo promoter. It was a very hard decision to leave but she felt that it was best for her family. She decided to be a stay at home mom and also made a decision to home school her daughter Georgia.
Who is your favorite Disney character?
Chip from Beauty and the Beast
How old were you were when you first visited Walt Disney World?
If you had to choose one Disney destination to visit this year, which would it be – Disneyland, Disney World, or a Disney Cruise?
If you could visit an empty Disney park, all alone, which would it be and what would you do?
Look around Cinderella’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom
What’s your favorite special event at a Disney park?
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
What's the one thing that you have to take home from your Disney trip?
Mickey Ears of course!
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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