Donna

DonnaandDonald

Hello! My name is Donna, and I would be happy to serve as your vacation specialist for Disney and beyond.

My love for Disney Vacations began when I was a child and was lucky enough to travel to the Walt Disney World Resort every year on our family vacations. As I got older, I just could not get enough to the point that I would have to have my next vacation planned before leaving Magic Kingdom for the last time so I could say “see you real soon” and mean it!  Through the course of my 25+ trips to Walt Disney World, six trips to Disneyland, multiple Disney Cruise Line Vacations, two Adventures by Disney guided vacations (another fantastic travel service that Disney offers with families in mind) and even one amazing trip to Disneyland Paris, I have had the opportunity to experience many aspects of Disney vacations and I would love to share that experience and knowledge with you.

After marrying my high school sweetheart in 2011, we realized very quickly that we were spending all of our money traveling down to Florida from Pennsylvania to visit the theme parks or hop on a cruise ship, so we decided to make our big move to Florida in the summer of 2013.  We now live less than three miles from the Magic Kingdom and are living our dream with our son here in the Sunshine State.  What that means for you is that I have very real and valuable knowledge and tips to share with you since we’re at the parks multiple times each week and traveling by Sea from the various ports here in Florida at least once a year as well.  I know these vacations inside and out because I am so very lucky to live them!

While staying on property at Walt Disney World, I have stayed at nearly every on-property hotel. I have stayed at Value resorts, Moderate resorts, Deluxe resorts, and even Deluxe Villas, and can speak from personal experience about each category. As someone who loves good food, I would be happy to share my thoughts about the counter service and table service restaurants inside the parks and resort hotels. Together, we will find the best meals (at the best value) for your family. My current checklist is down to about ten total restaurants I have not yet had the chance to experience on Disney property, and that list is getting smaller all of the time.

If you are interested in any of the special events like the Flower and Garden Festival, the Food and Wine Festival, or the International Festival of the Arts, I will gladly share my notes on the food booth offerings as well as entertainment to see or skip.  I’m an Epcot lover and foodie at heart!

As your Pixie agent, I will do everything in my power to provide you with the best vacation experience possible, because I will cater to your specific wants and desires. No two families are the same, and no two vacations should be, either. I promise to work hard for you, and to provide the best vacation for any budget. To contact me, either select my name in the “Get a Quote” form, or e-mail me at donna@pixievacations.com.

 

What My Guests Are Saying…

Donna helped us book our resort reservations and all of our sit-down dining reservations. Once I told her which restaurants we were interested in, she sent me a spread sheet of available times for those meals. She sent us spreadsheets with park hours and parade and firework times for our travel dates. She helped us book our flights. She sent us an amazing 10 page summary with day by day suggestions and hints, including exactly how to navigate the Orlando airport and Magical Express Service and how to best navigate each park. Most importantly, she helped us make some very last minute decisions on travel and flights as our trip was impacted by Hurricane Sandy. At her suggestion, we ended up flying out of Philadelphia a day early to beat the impending storm. Had we not left on 10/28/12 we would have been stuck in Philly until mid-week and would have missed half of our trip. On the Friday night before our trip, she helped us late into the evening and early the next morning make alternate travel arrangements and book an additional night at another resort (All Star Music). She then arranged and payed OUT OF POCKET for a private car to come pick up us up at the 1st hotel and transport us to the Polynesian to begin the rest of our previously planned vacation.

I cannot say enough positive things about Donna and our experiences with using Pixie. I had no intentions of booking this trip through a travel agent, and had, in fact, been dragging my feet about booking a trip to Disney at all. Meeting her at local neighborhood day was the best thing that could have happened to us. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful and made planning a very overwhelming vacation simple.

 

Morraye Family

Donna, Donna, Donna…. this quickly became a household name for us whenever we discussed Disney. Even my husband became excited about the trip and would say, “Ask Donna about —-“. I would ask her and it would happen! From the moment she gave us a no-pressure hassle-free quote, to the second we booked, to the planning leading up to our trip, to our time in Disney- Donna became part of our vacation. She made sure that we did just the right things for our family and at our own pace. I am very grateful that she was incredibly compassionate towards some special health needs we had on our trip, as well as traveling with a toddler. Her confidence, inviting demeanor, knowledge of Disney, and approachability made our trip worry-free. She even sent us gifts ahead of time, covered the fare for a van to ensure we made a dining reservation, and had gifts waiting at our hotel! We have been back for one week and I have already recommended her and Pixie Vacations to many people. Thank you for a magical vacation!
Stoll Family

Donna did a phenomenal job for us during every step of the process.  She counseled us from the early planning stages all the way through to our post-cruise plans.  She listened to us and made great recommendations to us based our wishes and concerns.  It was so helpful to have Donna checking up on us in the weeks leading up to our cruise.  With our busy lives, it was difficult to think about all the details, but Donna took care of everything.  Having her available by phone and email was perfect for us; her expert “boots-on-the-ground” knowledge of the cruise and the parks saved the day for us more than once.  I would highly recommend Donna and Pixie Vacations.  Having an expert assist you in planning your trip and supporting you all the way is priceless!

Hutto Family

We had a great time in Florida- Disney and Universal Studios were a blast.  We were able to see quite a bit at all of the parks.  The weather was great except the first Wednesday, when it rained while we were at Animal Kingdom.  We went to Cocoa Beach for our day off, and the kids had a good time there seeing the ocean for the first time.  
We want to thank you for all of the help that you provided us related to the trip.  Thank you very much for your help!!
I have attached a few pictures of the family, courtesy of Memory Maker.
Thanks.
Jason

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