Fun Facts About Me
What songs would be included on the soundtrack to your life?
The Haunted Mansion WDW ride soundtrack.
What is your biggest food weakness?
Are you a morning or night person?
What's your favorite color?
Lavender, it was actually one of the colors at my wedding.
Growing up, what was your dream job?
Do you have any hidden talents?
I can sing.
Bungee jump or sky dive?
What animal would you want to be and why?
Bird, I always wanted to fly.
Summer or winter?
Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child?
I am the 3rd child.
Disney is Maria's passion. After planning trips for family and friends she thought to herself how she really enjoyed it. Walt Disney World is her "home". Her happy place. Her first visit was when she was 5 years old. She still has vivid memories which she truly cherishes. She likes the planning process and the feeling that everyone had an great time.
She was born in Puerto Rico and was raised between there and New York City. Maria and her husband Jorge moved to Charlotte, NC in 2006, with their daughter Ailani, in search of a better life. Their son Zander was born in 2011. Maria enjoys spending a lot of time with her family. They go to theme parks, festivals, movies, dinner or just have lazy days at home. Maria is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
What is one guilty pleasure that you have to indulge in each time you visit Walt Disney World?
The Goofy Sour Candy
Who is your favorite Disney character?
The Little Mermaid, Ariel
How old were you were you first visited Walt Disney World?
I was 5 years old.
If you could visit an empty Disney park, all alone, which would it be and what would you do?
Magic Kingdom. I would get on all the rides and walk through all of the cue lines to play on the different games. Take lots of pictures with no one in the background. Listen to the music loops.
What is your favorite Disney attraction or show?
Fantasmic. I LOVE IT! Especially the end when the characters all come out on the boat. I cry every time.
If you could resurrect one retired Walt Disney World attraction, character, show, event, etc., what would it be?
The 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ride at Magic Kingdom. I still remember getting on it in 1985.
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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