How can an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner help you?



When it comes to planning your Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Adventures by Disney, or Aulani vacation, what can an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner do to help you have the best vacation possible?

When someone asks me that question, I immediately think of six things that will help to answer that question.  Today I’m going to spend a few minutes and let you know how I can help you in your quest for the best Disney vacation possible!

  1. Concierge Level Service — The best thing a Disney vacation planner has to offer is a level of service that is second to none.  I became a Disney vacation planner because I LOVE to plan Disney vacations — for both my family and for yours!  With my concierge level service, I’ll stay on hold to get that great Disney Dining Reservation so that you don’t have to!
  2. There is no fee to you for my service.  Despite the fact that I offer concierge level service to each of my clients, you don’t pay anything extra for that service.  Disney pays me a commission because I’m working to bring business to them — so there are no hidden fees at all.  In fact, you might find that I can save you more money then you can find on your own!  I’ll explain how in the next point.
  3. I am a representative of what I believe is the BEST travel agency in the whole industry — Pixie Vacations!  As a result, Pixie Vacations negotiates deals with Disney that you can’t find with any other agency — some of which can save you hundreds of dollars!
  4. As a Pixie Travel Agent, I am always monitoring the specials to see if they will help you save money on your trip — or add services at ridiculous savings!  For example, if you book a vacation with me today, and tomorrow Disney releases free dining during your stay, I’ll make the necessary changes so you can capitalize on that, with your approval, of course.
  5. My first trip was in 1979, when I was 11 years old.  Since my daughter was born, my wife and I have been taking her to Walt Disney World every year since 2005.  One of the biggest things we love to talk about in our house is Disney, and I am a person that loves planning Disney vacations almost as much as taking Disney vacations!  That passion drives me to help you make the best vacation plans possible for your vacation!
  6. I have travelled to Disney with my grandparents, by myself, with my wife, staying off property, staying on-property, with just the three of us, and all the way up to having a trip with 4 different families, two resorts, and 12 people!  As a result of all of that planning, I have a pretty good idea the type of communication that is needed to make sure that everyone in your vacation party has the vacation of their dreams!

All of that comes down to one thing — I would love to help you plan your Disney vacation!  With my enthusiasm, your travel information, and some Pixie dust, we can create the perfect Disney vacation for you and your family, one that will generate some memories to last a lifetime!

If you would like my help, please fill out the contact information below, or email me at or call me at 919-606-6725!  I promise that your information will never be shared or sold!

Enter to Win from Pixie Vacations!

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Did you know that Pixie Vacations is having a contest to give away a trip to Walt Disney World?  Each week they will select one lucky winner to win a special Magical Mickey plush doll, and this new friend contains some extra special magic — and for one lucky winner, one of them contains a 4 day, 3 night trip to Walt Disney World for up to four adults!

If you win one of the weekly drawings, but don’t win the trip, there are still special goodies in the other dolls, so enter each week to see what you might win!

To enter, you need to go to the Pixie Vacations website, and while you are there, take a look at all of the great specials that they are running throughout the year!  Good luck everyone!

Don’t forget that I’m a new Pixie Vacations travel agent, so if you would like for me to help you plan your next magical Disney vacation, I’m here to help!  Our concierge level services are available free of charge, so why not see what we have to offer?  You can reach me at 919-606-6725 or by email at, so reach out to me — I’m here to help!

Thanks for stopping by, and good luck in the contest!

My Pixie Vacations Journey!

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As you might have heard on this past Friday’s Friendship Friday post, I am a new travel agent with Pixie Vacations!  This is a journey that started way back on September 8, 2010, the day that I started My Dreams of Disney, and continues to this day as I learn more about what it takes to be a Pixie Travel Agent!

With this post, I wanted to take a moment and share with you all of the incredible Disney experiences that are waiting for you to discover when you call on me to help plan your next Disney vacation!

Disney, of course, is more then just theme parks, more then just dining, more then just cruises.  With Disney, what you are creating is Memories, and what you are discovering is Magic — that incredible Disney Magic known throughout the world (or World, as the case may be!)

As a Pixie Vacations Travel Agent, my services are available to you free of charge — give me a call at 919-606-6725, or send me an email to, and I’ll be happy to work with you to help you come up with the perfect vacation for you and your family!

However, Pixie Vacations is a full service travel agency, so if you want me to research cruises other then Disney, or other vacation destinations, I can do that also!

So what are your plans for your next vacation?  Disney has so many more options then what you might know about.  I can help you out with any of these incredible vacation ideas:

Where will your dreams take you today?  Check in with me and I’ll help you plan the magical vacation that you and your family deserve!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friendship Friday: My Pixie Friends!



Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Friendship Friday!  While I normally use this post as an opportunity to highlight a special friendship that I have with a friend or family member, today I am using my forum to shout out a group of friends and professionals in the Disney travel industry — my friends at Pixie Vacations!

The picture that you see above was taken for the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, on October 1, 2011, which Cindy, Sophie, my niece Stephanie, and I had the honor to be able to attend.  On that day, we were able to meet up with some incredible people — some that I already knew through the blog, some that I knew through Chip and Company, and some that I only knew through the incredible podcast.

Looking at the left you see my wife Cindy and daughter Sophie, Lisa, one of the owners of Pixie Vacations, with one of her daughters; my Sister-In-Christ Brenda, me, my buddy Bob, one of the characters on the Podcast and a Pixie Vacations Travel Agent, my friend Chris, another of the Pixie Vacations Travel Agents, and also on the Podcast, my friend Natalie, another of the Pixie Vacations Travel Agents, my niece Stephanie, and Steve, who is married to Lisa and is the other owner of Pixie Vacations.

I chose today to highlight this special group of people because I have a big announcement to make — at least, it is big to me, and Cindy and Sophie like it too — I have recently signed on to be a travel agent with Pixie Vacations!  Let me tell you, since I started this, I have had an incredible amount of fun — and by the way, I started it on my birthday, February 6th, 2013 — but on top of that, I have met online even more incredible people then those that I’ve featured here today!  When I was talking about this with Lisa, one of the biggest things I learned from her was that her agents are family to her, ‘Ohana, if you will, and that no matter what happened in the course of daily business, she expected her family to remember that, and to treat each other with the respect that we all deserve.

At Pixie Vacations, we strive to help you have the most magical vacation you can — whether that be at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or any of the other magical Disney destinations — or on a more traditional vacation path, also.  We are here to help you; all of us at Pixie were people that planned our vacations for our families, and we loved it so much that it made sense to branch out and help other people plan their vacations also.

So, what can I do for you today?  If you would like my advice, help, and support in planning a Disney vacation, please feel free to reach out to me; you can get started by calling the number on the image below, or shooting me an email to  Thanks for stopping by, and reading about my friends at Pixie Vacations!

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Friendship Friday, as you all probably know by now, is the brainchild of my dear Disney friend Heidi from Heidi’s Head!  Please click on the image below to learn who she has featured for today on her Friendship Friday post, and thanks for stopping by!

Magical Blogorail Orange: My Disney Bucket List!

Welcome to those of you joining me from Your Highway in the Sky and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Today I’m filling in for my good friend Deb from Focused on the Magic, who is away, and when I heard that the topic was My Disney Bucket List, I immediately got excited!  This is something that a lot of people have, but I’ve never gotten around to creating one, nor have I written about it before either!  This is a fun post for me, how many of mine are on your lists?  Let’s find out!

  1. Visit the original: Disneyland!  I have always thought that there is so much more to do at Walt Disney World, but I have never been to Disneyland before!  It is a dream of mine to walk the same paths that Walt Disney did, to experience some of the attractions that he had a personal hand in creating, and to imagine what life at Disney would have been like when Walt was walking those streets.  Now, it looks like we’ll be able to do just that next year!  We currently have reservations for June 20-27, 2013, at the Grand Californian Resort & Spa, our DVC Home resort!  I can’t wait!  Only 240 days until our trip!
  2. Before we bought our DVC membership, Cindy and I always talked about how we would come to Walt Disney World and celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  Now, of course, they are building a DVC at the GF, but that doesn’t stop me from putting that on the bucket list (even if we stay there sooner then the 25th anniversary!)
  3. Neither Cindy nor I have ever been to Hawaii.  The day that Aulani opened as a DVC resort, it went on the bucket list!  Regardless of the fact that I wouldn’t be able to walk from there to Space Mountain, that’s okay, I could enact my own version of Splash Mountain on the lazy river!  One day.
  4. When we purchased our DVC ownership, we found out that the number of points we purchased was enough for a 1BR for 1 week at Animal Kingdom.  After we got home, though, and started looking through more of the information, we also found out that the same number of points (transferred to RCI) would get us 2 weeks in Tuscany over in Italy!  One of my bucket items is to use those points to stay in Italy!
  5. Have you ever taken an Adventures By Disney trip?  I would love to take an ABD trip to Europe one year.  I don’t know when it will happen, but it is definitely on my list!
  6. Last, but by no means least on my shortened Disney Bucket List is the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.  I don’t know if this is something I will ever be selected for, but it definitely is on my list!  The unique nature of this is that it is an honor to apply, and I have been honored two years in a row to be able to say that I made it to round 2.  Ultimately, I would love for this year to be the year I get selected for the panel, but until then, I will keep the dream alive!  If you dream it, you can do it!

This is just a sample of what I have on my Disney bucket list!  I think I’ll create a special page outlining all of them and check off the ones that I’ve gotten accomplished!

What crazy and exciting things do you have on your Disney Bucket lists?  Thanks for stopping by, let me know your list in the comments below!

Thank you for joining me today.  Special thanks to all of my Magical Blogorail Orange teammates today!  Don’t worry, Deb will be back next month I’m sure! :) Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Heidi’s Head.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Loop should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Disney on Wheels

2nd Stop ~ A Glass Slipper Vacation

3rd Stop ~ Your Highway in the Sky

4th Stop ~ My Dreams of Disney

Final Stop ~ Heidi’s Head