Fun Facts About Me
What movie or book makes you cry every time, no matter how many times you watched/read it?
When Harry Met Sally
What is your biggest food weakness?
Cheesecake - doesn’t matter how you make it, I will try it!
What is the one thing that you wish you were great at (but you’re not...)?
Singing. My daughter’s got the voice in the family. There are times I “think” I can sing, but in reality, I can’t.
Where were you born?
I was born in the greater Chicago area. 100% Northern girl all my life.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
On an island in the middle of the ocean...with palm trees, white sand...sorry, you said anywhere ;-) ... In all seriousness, we love the Nashville, TN area. Its the best of both worlds - quiet, country life but the closeness of a major metropolitan area. I like the laid back lifestyle, but can’t be too rustic. I need my city life.
What is your favorite book?
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
Summer or winter?
May sound funny from someone born & raised in Chicago, but SUMMER. Definitely summer.
What is your favorite thing to to do on a Sunday afternoon?
Family time. My husband works 6 days a week, so Sunday is family time. doesn’t matter what we do or don’t do.
Are you a morning or a night person?
Night - definitely a night owl.
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?
Friends...”How you doin?”
A lifelong resident of the midwest - greater Chicagoland area to be exact - Laura L is a wife and mother of both a princess and a pirate who keep her hopping. But she wouldn’t trade that for anything! Part of the PAPD crew since November 2011, Laura L loves sharing the Disney magic with everyone.
After many years in the hospitality industry and even a brief stint as a Walt Disney World cast member as part of the WDW College Program, being home and raising a family has become a top priority. A huge hockey fan (GO Blackhawks!), a passion for all music, especially country, and a new found love/hate relationship with running add to the many things that round out a busy lifestyle.
A foodie at heart, you may find her relaxing in Epcot at one of the many dining locations, sampling the various food fare. Hence the purpose behind her goal of participating in the Coast to Coast challenge with Run Disney.
Who is your favorite Disney Character?
Without a doubt, no question - Dopey.
If you could have a job at Disney World, what would you do?
Well, been there done that - haha! Having worked “on stage” with the guests in merchandising already, I would love to return someday and work in something more specialized, like at the Disney Wedding Pavilion. It would blend the best of both of my business worlds - Disney and event planning.
How old were you when you first visited Walt Disney World?
I was seven...but I am not telling you how long ago that was. Let’s just say it was a long, long time ago...
If you could resurrect one retired Walt Disney World attraction, character, show, event, etc., what would it be?
The table service restaurant Bon Famille in Port Orleans French Quarter resort. It closed in 2000 and I am still holding a grudge. (Yes, it was THAT good).
What is your favorite special event at a Disney park?
Being a “foodie” by trade, I love the International Food & Wine Festival in Epcot in the fall. There is always something new to try and there is no additional admission fee other than park admission.
What’s the one thing that you have to take home from your Disney trip?
Mickey Rice Krispie Treats
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.
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