Hello! My name is Donna, and I would be happy to serve as your vacation specialist for Disney and beyond.
My love for Disney began when I was a child and was lucky enough to travel to the Walt Disney World Resort every year on our family vacations. Through the course of my 25 trips to Disney World, two trips to Disneyland, and even one amazing trip to Disneyland Paris, I have had the opportunity to experience many aspects of Disney vacations. From traveling with a group of 20 high school students and four teachers on a modest budget to a luxurious eight day honeymoon in 2011, I have seen so much of what Disney has to offer their guests, and I would love to share that with you!
While traveling to Walt Disney World, I have stayed at eight different on-property hotels, as well as several off-property hotels. 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. If you are interested in any of the special events at the parks like the Flower and Garden Festival, the Food and Wine Festival, Holidays Around the World or even ESPN the Weekend I would love to help you make those plans, too. Speaking from first hand experience, these are all fantastic reasons in their own right to make a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. And now, as a proud graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge I can provide you with even more tips and tricks for an amazing Disney vacation.
In addition to the time I have spent in the parks, I also had the opportunity to go with my parents (huge Disney fans and Disney Vacation Club Members) on Backstage Magic, an Adventures by Disney itinerary that took us around Southern California and right into (and behind the scenes of) the Disneyland theme park. This trip was one that I will never forget, and is another fantastic travel service that Disney offers with families in mind.
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 Disney itineraries 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!
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!