Fun Facts About Me
What movie or book makes you cry every time, no matter how many times you’ve
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Buried a loved one. Saying good bye is hard, but I like to think that they’re watching over me everyday.
What is one thing that you wish you were great at but you’re not?
Running. I so desperately want to run in a Run Disney event but I don’t seem to be a “natural” when it comes to running- so when I finally accomplish this feat, it will be
What’s your favorite color?
What is your favorite book?
IT by Stephen King
Where were you born?
Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child?
I am the oldest of 4
A bit of a late bloomer, Erica’s love affair with “The Mouse” started when she was in her late teens. Since then she’s made numerous trips to Walt Disney World doing what she likes to call “research” for her clients. Her partner is crime is usually her husband Jason, and while she doesn’t have any kiddos of her own yet, she has 2 fur-babies that she spoils rotten, and nieces and nephews that she likes to take to Walt Disney World when time allows. She is a bariatric surgery patient and has lost a total of 186 lbs. so far- the loss of weight has made her trips that much more enjoyable.
One of her favorite things to do is stroll down Main Street first thing in the morning before the Magic Kingdom opens on her way to breakfast at The Crystal Palace. Nothing beats Cinderella’s Castle on a nice bright morning! And it’s always fun to end the day with the Spectromagic Parade before walking back to Bay Lake Tower.
Who is your favorite Disney character?
Eeyore- he’s cute and blue and gives great hugs (at least he does at The Crystal Palace!).
If you could have a job at Disney World what would it be?
I’d be one of the little guys on the ball in the Spectromagic parade. It looks like something fun to do.
What is your favorite Disney attraction or show?
I’m going to go ahead and say Spectromagic on this one. While it’s not a show per se, it’s a great parade that holds a special place in my heart for several sentimental reasons.
What’s your favorite special event at a Disney park?
I LOVE Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! I’ve been to 3 so far- I love the parade, seeing the characters in costume and the weather is usually great!
What’s the one thing that you have to take home from your Disney trip?
No matter what, we ALWAYS get an ornament with the year on it.
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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