Booking Your Trip with me as your Disney Travel Specialist

Whether you've been to Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line multiple times, or you're just now planning your very first trip - there are many benefits to booking your vacation with The Pink Ear Pixie. As a Disney travel specialist I love what I do!

Who said nothing in life is free? Booking a Disney vacation with me as your personal travel planner will cost you NOTHING. My services are 100% free to my
clients. It's a win-win situation - you book a trip to your dream destination and you have a free go-to specialist at your disposal.

When booking a client's vacation I first ask for travel dates. This helps me determine what discounts can be applied to the reservation. Disney World typically offers "some" kind of discount for select travel dates throughout the year. Disney Cruise Line occasionally offers discounts on select cruises. An extra service I offer my clients is the assurance that I will keep checking on new discounts for their travel dates. If a client books a reservation and a better discount comes out at a later date, I automatically modify their reservation to reflect the savings. Booking a vacation with The Pink Ear Pixie allows you to sit back and relax and not have to keep up with Disney discount information.

For Disney Cruise Line travelers I also offer extra onboard credit for booking with me. The amount of onboard credit depends on the total cost of the cruise. It can range anywhere from $25 to $100. That's extra money that cruisers can spend on board the ship for souvenirs, spa visits, drinks, Bingo, and other extra touches.

In addition to keeping track of Disney discounts, I also make sure my clients have the best ticket options and dining options for their family. Every family is unique. I work with my clients to find out how many days they plan to visit the parks and what kind of dining preferences they have. This will allow me to recommend the correct tickets and dining plan.

Dining reservations are a big part of travel to Disney World. This is another service I offer for my clients. If they need me to put together restaurant recommendations and make their reservations for them, I will! Not every client needs help, but those that do seem to appreciate this option.

Once dining reservations have been made for Disney World, I list them in the daily itinerary for the client. I put together a personalized daily itinerary for the clients that need them. Again, some clients are experienced Disney World visitors and do not need itinerary help. But others have never visited. And for these clients I list day to day activities in a detailed itinerary.

Each of my clients has their own client page that lists their reservation information and their itinerary with dining reservations. Whether they are a Disney Cruise Line traveler or a Disney World traveler, they will receive log-in information for their password protected page. Within the page there will also be a payment submission form and I've just begun adding a general contact form within each page as well. My clients seem to appreciate their own personal space and most of them visit their pages regularly. It's a nice reminder that their vacation is coming soon!

I love when a client chooses to book a vacation with me because I really enjoy working with families to make their Disney dreams come true. And best of all - I have lots of new friends to share the joy of Disney!
 
You can now book the Disney Fantasy for September through December 2012. Do NOT wait to book these new dates as the pricing will go up and up and up. This is very exciting news for Disney Cruise Line - for new and experienced cruisers alike!

Contact me for a quote! And remember I always offer extra onboard credit to my clients!

Western Caribbean with Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Cozumel
  • September 01, 15, 29
  • October 13, 27
  • November 10, 23
  • December 8, 22

Eastern Caribbean with St. Maarten and St. Thomas
  • September 8, 22
  • October 6

Eastern Caribbean with St. Thomas and San Juan
  • October 20
  • November 3, 17
  • December 1, 15, 29

More info will be added as information is released.
 

There is a lot of report in the world of Disney this week. New changes to DCL and WDW. If you know of something else that needs to be listed here, feel free to comment and let me know!

Disney Cruise News
  • Disney Cruise Line has a brand new, enhanced online check-in process. Cruisers will be able to input more information at home before cruise time. This will allow a smoother check-in at the port. If you have an upcoming cruise be sure you check it out - https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/planning-center/my-online-check-in/
  • In addition to the new online process, Disney Cruise Line has started assigning port arrival times. This is a big change from what Disney  has done in the past. Each cruisers will be assigned a time to arrive during the online check-in process. You will have a choice of available times. This new feature does not apply to concierge or Platinum guests.
  • As a reminder, Guests are given access to “My Online Check-in” as follows:
  1. Concierge and Platinum Castaway Club: 120 days in advance
  2. Gold Castaway Club: 105 days in advance
  3. Silver Castaway Club: 90 days in advance
  4. First Time Cruiser: 75 days in advance


Disney World news
  • Tomorrow, February 4, 2011, marks the last day for the Velcro show at Innoventions West in Epcot. "What's Your Problem?" will be replaced but at this time nothing has been reported for its replacement. If you are like me, you have fond memories of this show - even as hokey as it was! :o)  During our August 2010 trip, my older boys were chosen to be in the show. I laughed and laughed at them as they tried to build a block tower with Velcro blocks.
  • "The Magic, the Memories and You", the new projection show at Disney World and Disneyland, has begun. This high-tech show begins about 15 minutes before Wishes and displays up to 500 guest pictures onto Cinderella's Castle (Disney World). While this new show has met a lot of criticism, I think it's probably a "have to see in person to appreciate" situation. Let the Memories Begin!
  • The Flower Power Concert Series (part of the 2011 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival) begins March 2 and runs through May 15, 2011. Here's the tentative line-up.
March 4-6 - Jose Feliciano
March 11-13 - The Guess Who
March 18-20 - Chubby Checker & The Wildcats
March 25-27 - Melissa Manchester
April 1-3 - Starship Starring Mickey Thomas
April 8-10 - Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
April 15-17 - Juice Newton
April 22-24 - The Nelsons
April 29-May 1 - Paul Revere and the Raiders
May 6-8 - Davy Jones
May 13-15 - Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone


Disney's Aulani Resort
  • Many people are still unaware of Disney's new Hawaiian resort. Due to open in August 2011, this resort will bring the magic of Disney to Hawaii. And Disney has created it with as much class and uniqueness as possible.
  • "When Guests visit Aulani they may notice playful figures, known as Menehune, hiding around the resort. According to Hawaiian legend, the little Menehune (men-neh-HOO-nay) are shy folk who come out mostly at night. They are said to be gifted, possibly magical, craftspeople."
Need information on Disney Cruise Line, Disney World, Disneyland or Aulani? Let me help - contact me today.

 
Good news! Kids Sail FREE to Alaska on Disney Cruise Line!

Book a Verandah or Oceanview stateroom and kids ages 17 and under, traveling with 2 full-fare guests in the same stateroom, sail FREE* on select 7-night Alaskan cruises departing between May 3 to June 7, 2011.

Request a quote and let me help you plan an Alaskan Disney vacation!

*Offer is only available to US and Canada residents. Rates are in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy. Valid for stateroom categories 4A through 9D only. The number of staterooms allocated for this offer is limited. Government Taxes and Fees and Port Adventures not included. Certain restrictions may apply. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers.
 
Today is the day! The Disney Dream christening celebration begins at 10:30 am EST. Don't miss this once in a lifetime ceremony for Disney Cruise Line's newest cruise ship.

Watch the LIVE stream at http://bit.ly/dt5a76

And take advantage of a special offer from me. Book any 2011 Disney Dream cruise TODAY (secured with deposit) and receive a small booking gift for everyone in your travel party! Contact me for further details.

I'll keep you posted on anything new that is revealed today about the Disney Dream. Have a great Wednesday!
 
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Take advantage of this great offer and earn $200 in onboard credit for new cruise bookings. Contact me ASAP as availability is limited.

Offer Details:

* $200* onboard credit for new bookings on 3-night Bahamian cruises departing Feb. 3 or Feb. 10, 2011, and 4-night Bahamian cruises departing Jan. 30 or Feb. 6, 2011, on the new Disney Dream.


* Booking Window: Dec. 21, 2010 – Feb. 9, 2011

* Travel Window:
3-night cruise departing Feb. 3 or Feb. 10, 2011
4-night cruise departing Jan. 30 or Feb. 6, 2011

Additional Details:

* New bookings only
* Must be booked through a Travel Agent


*One shipboard credit per stateroom. Other offers, discounts or onboard credits do not apply. Shipboard credit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Changes to the vacation date or category may result in a loss of any offer. Offer is subject to availability. See Disney Cruise Line® website for details and applicable terms and conditions.
 
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Based on updated forecasts for the delivery of the Disney Fantasy™, the maiden voyage has moved one week earlier than originally announced – from April 7, 2012, to March 31, 2012. As previously released, the ship will sail a 7-night Western Caribbean itinerary visiting Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Costa Maya.

If you are interested in a Disney Cruise (whether it's on the Fantasy or one of the other Disney ships), contact me. Onboard credit is available for most Disney cruises!