Fun Facts About Me
What movie or book makes you cry every time, no matter how many times you watch/read it?
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Obtain my PhD in adult education
What is your biggest food weakness?
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
Emerald coast of Florida on the beach
What is one thing that you wish you were great at (but you’re not…)?
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?
What's your favorite color?
What animal would you want to be and why?
A indoor cat because they just eat and sleep all day!
If you were stranded on a lonely beach, what are the five things that you would want to have with you?
Food, book, sunscreen, a chair, beach towel, and an umbrella.
Mary was born and raised in southern Louisiana. She attended the same private school from 1st grade to 12th grade and graduated with only 32 other people. She married her best friend in 1990. They were fixed up by a co-worker in the hospital where Mary worked as a nurse and her husband Don worked as an x-ray technologist. They have one daughter, Peyton, who is attending Louisiana State University. Her family loves to spend their free time watching movies and traveling.
Mary worked as a nurse until she went back to school to obtain a masters degree in Nursing, and then she began teaching in the academic setting. This also lead to the obtainment of a PhD in Adult Education from Louisiana State University. She continues to teach full time in a university school of nursing.
Mary's first visit to Disney World was in 1978. She went with her parents, brother, aunt, uncle and first cousin. This started her love for Disney World and any thing Disney. She introduced her husband to Disney World in 1991. Coming from a small town, he was amazed at the size of the resort and is now an old pro navigating the parks. Fast forward many years, Mary and her family has been to Disney multiple times and have been on six Disney cruises.
What is one guilty pleasure that you have to indulge in each time you visit Walt Disney World?
Main Street Bakery items.
Who is your favorite Disney character?
How old were you when you first visited Walt Disney World?
Which Disney Cruise ship is your favorite?
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?
Large Mickey sugar cookie
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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