What would Free Disney Dining Plan mean to you?

Is Disney about to release the popular Free Disney Dining Plan offer?

The Disney Dining Plan is one of the biggest things that Walt Disney World has to offer, and the rumor mill is really working overtime with news that Walt Disney World will be offering it for free for the late summer/early fall months!

My friends, I don’t know if this is true yet or not — right now, all we have is a whole lot of chatter on many sites across the Internet — but if it is true, this could be a huge windfall for any of you that are thinking of taking a Walt Disney World vacation at that time!

As an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, one of my favorite things to do is help my clients save time and money when they are looking to go to Walt Disney World.  If you book with me at Pixie Vacations, then you can rest assured, knowing that I will monitor all of the special offers that Disney comes out with to see if we can find some savings for you off your total bill.

For example, if you book a trip with me now, and purchase the Disney Dining Plan at this time, if Disney releases free dining in the future, I would work with Disney to include you in that promotional offer so that you can reap the benefits of it!

So tell me, if you were offered the Disney Dining Plan for free, would that be enough of an incentive to get you to make that dream of a Walt Disney World vacation a reality?  Let me know in the comments, and of course, please call on me for all of your vacation planning needs!


Pixie Vacations Offers To Consider

disney-vacation-banner_250X250 We have some incredible Pixie Vacations offers available if you are thinking about a Disney vacation.  This post will outline some of the great deals you can find, as well as give you the opportunity to get a quote created just for you, so take a look at what we’ve got!

  • Are you interested in our Summer Kick-Off Special? The travel dates for this package are May 23-29, and you must stay on May 27th.  If you are interested, we need to book this by April 23rd, so act now! A sample package – 6 nights at Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, for 2 Adults and 2 Children (ages 6 and 8), six days of Magic Your Way park tickets, and the Disney Dining “Plus Dining” option is $3,082.91.  Normally, this package would cost you $3,532.06, so you are saving $449.15!
  • We also have a special Star Wars Weekend package available for you! Travel dates for this package are June 6-12, and you must stay on June 9th.  The beauty of that weekend is that Billy Dee Williams will be participating in the Star Wars Weekend June 7-9, 2013, so it may be just the chance you need to meet Lando Calrissian!  Use the quote link below to get pricing for this offer, which needs to done by May 8th, 2013!
  • Are you interested in seeing Walt Disney World for the 4th of July? Then have I got the deal for you! Book your vacation by June 1st, stay at Walt Disney World between July 1-7, 2013, with a mandatory stay on July 4th, and the savings may be more spectacular then the special Independence Day Fireworks at the Magic Kingdom!
  • We’ve also got special deals for the Friday, September 13th Villains Weekend, special deals for the Food & Wine Festival in October, Jersey Week in November, and of course, special holiday savings in December.  Hit me up if you would like more information on any of those specials!

To request a personal quote for these or any Disney travel plans that you have, please click on the image and fill out the vacation request form!  It will generate an email to me, and I’ll get right on it!  Thanks, and have a Magical Day!



86 Days til Disneyland – Mickey’s Soundsational Parade!


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Welcome to day 86 in our Days til Disneyland countdown!  Today we are looking at our first parade — Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, which you can see on Main Street, U.S.A. at the Disneyland Park.  This parade looks like a jumping good time, with music, characters, and floats galore!  I think this will be a great parade to see and enjoy when we get to Disneyland!

Everything I’ve read about the parade indicates that it is a lot of fun, but I know that you all know best when it comes to what’s fun and what’s not at Disneyland.  So tell me, do you like this parade?  Is it worth making time to stop and enjoy it, or should we catch it only if we happen to be in the area and have nothing better to do at that moment.  You tell me.  Personally, I think this parade, a freshly popped popcorn, and a bottle of Diet Coke sounds like a great idea when we get there in June!

Before I close off, I wanted to remind you of a few things.  First of all, don’t forget that we’ve got a contest going right now for a Disney Dooney & Bourke Barrel Bag.  The contest runs until April 1st, 2013 at 11:59PM, so make sure you enter every day (there are things you can do each day for bonus entries).

Second, we’ve got our 100 Days til Disneyland page running on the site — if you have missed any of these posts, go back and see them for yourselves!  Maybe it will help you in your own Disneyland planning!

And lastly, I wanted to remind you that I am an Authorized Disney Travel Agent with Pixie Vacations, so if you have any travel needs you would like for me to look at, please feel free to send me a request from the form on my Pixie Vacations page.  Your privacy is our priority — we will never sell or share your email address with anyone!

Thanks for stopping by, everyone, we’ll see you tomorrow for Day 85 in our 100 Days til Disneyland countdown!

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 Mike@PixieVacations.com or call me at 919-606-6725!  I promise that your information will never be shared or sold!

Happy Birthday Cindy!

40th Anniversary

Today is the birthday of my lovely wife Cindy!  Those of you that have been reading for a while know that Cindy and Sophie are instrumental in helping plan the Disney trips that we love so much!  I can safely say without hesitation that if Cindy and I hadn’t gotten met, I would likely not be anywhere near the Disney fan that I am today.

She has seen me at my best, and she has seen me at my worst, and through thick and thin, regardless, she continues to love me to this day.  If that was all I had in this life, then I would still be the most blessed man in the world.

As it is, with Cindy we have had our wonderful daughter Sophie, whom we have shown love and compassion for nearly 12 years now.  We have bought our first home together, we have cried over losing loved ones, and prayed over others that were nearly lost to us.

We have witnessed the joy of seeing how compassionate our baby is towards her fellow human beings, and we have cried at the fear that the word Autism carries when we learned of her ASD.

We cried together when Sophie was born seven weeks early, and some of those tears were for Cindy knowing that her Mom and Dad were watching from Heaven, and would not be able to hold Sophie in their arms.

In August Cindy and I will celebrate our 13th Wedding Anniversary.  Just prior to that, we will take Sophie (shh, it’s sort of a secret!) to Walt Disney World when Pixie Vacations has a big Pixie get together for fun and relaxation and a chance to meet your fellow Travel Agents.  When we get there, we will be staying at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa — the signature place to stay, where Cindy and I plan on staying for our 25th Wedding Anniversary.  Suffice it to say, neither one of us thought we would be staying there prior to that, so staying there in 1/2 the time we thought it would take is a special treat for us!

I know that this post has been all over the place, but that’s because my love for Cindy knows no boundaries, has no limits, and expands day by day.  There are so many things that I look forward to doing with Cindy in the years to come, I can’t wait to grow old together on our life journey.

Happy Birthday Cindy!  I love you honey!