Fun Facts About Me
What song would be included on the soundtrack of your life?
Alphaville - Forever Young, Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville, Garth Brooks - Friends in Low Places, Martina Mc Bride - Valentine Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight and Sir Mix a Lot - Baby Got Back
What movie or book makes you cry every time, no matter how many times you watch/read it?
Rudy -- yes, the football movie.
What is one thing that you wish you were great at (but you’re not…)?
Singing. I would love to have perfect pitch.
What is your favorite TV show of all time - you've seen them all, can watch it over and over again and quote lines from it?
Are you a morning or night person?
Morning -- I’m up most days by 5 am, even on weekends, this is my favorite time of day, both at home and on vacation.
What's your favorite color?
Growing up, what was your dream job?
Astronaut -- I even went to Space Camp a few times!
What is your favorite book?
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Where were you born?
Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child?
I’m an only child with an only child!
Jessica was born and raised in the Philly suburbs and has always lived in Pennsylvania. Jessica met her husband when they were both in the marching band at Penn State. Jessica played the saxophone and he played the tuba. They both grew up loving Disney and have visited the parks over 30 times together and have been on three Disney Cruises. They love to travel and see new places and they also like to return to old favorites. They have one son and five dogs!
Jessica has worked for most of her life in the field of Quality Assurance in the food industry, so Jessica knows how things like Pop Tarts and Marshmallow Peeps are made, and she has an incredible eye for detail. Her work is demanding, so vacations are a priority for her. When she goes on vacation, she wants to know that she’ll have a great time, so she always put a lot of thought into where she wants to go and what she wants to do. This has translated into her wanting to help other people plan the vacations of their dreams. Planning vacations is one of her very favorite things to do.
Some of Jessica's other hobbies include photography and scrapbooking. Jessica's family is also really into soccer. Her son plays and Jessica's family loves to watch soccer matches on TV and attend them in person. Jessica has been to numerous Philadelphia Union matches. She has seen the US Men’s and Women’s Teams, and they even went to El Clasico when it was held in Miami in 2017. Soccer is almost as much of an obsession for Jessica as Disney is!
What is one guilty pleasure that you have to indulge in each time you visit Walt Disney World?
A Margarita from la Cava del Tequila in the Mexico pavilion at Epcot.
If you could have a job at Disney World what would you do?
Jungle Cruise Skipper. I can’t get enough of those corny jokes!
If you had to choose one Disney destination to visit this year, which would it be – Disneyland, Disney World, or a Disney Cruise?
Disney Cruise. There are so many itineraries that I still want to try!
If you could resurrect one retired Walt Disney World attraction, character, show, event, etc., what would it be?
Mr Toad’s Wild Ride. It was my absolute favorite ride as a child.
What do you do first when you board a Disney Cruise – pool or lunch?
What's the one thing that you have to take home from your Disney trip?
A popcorn bucket. I have quite a collection! I also like to get a new pin on every trip and I always purchase the Memory Maker package to have all of my Magic Shots and ride photos!
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 Jessica Kara as your preferred Dream Vacation Pixie!