We are back home again back to reality. We had a wonderful time at Disney World last week. It was a very memorable 40th anniversary which is what I wanted to create. Thank you so much for everything it was all flawless. I love Riverside it was so beautiful. The room was great everything was fantastic!!! Thanks again for the wonderful gift it was such a wonderful surprise!! We will definitely contact you next time we cruise!! Just wanted to attach a picture of Linda and I so you know who we are.
It was a great experience working with you to plan our big family vacation to WDW! Thanks a ton for the time you took over the past year to answer my questions, give suggestions, make connections and help get us the best deal for what we wanted. You are definitely very knowledgeable and I couldn’t have done it without you! You were an extremely significant help! Having you for a consultant definitely cut down on my research time. This was a huge project for my family of 8 to experience WDW for once. Done and Won! We had a glorious time! Can we do it again? 🙂
We started planning our belated 40th Anniversary trip for October of 2015 in early February. Since neither of us had ever been to the Food & Wine Festival, we thought this would be a great time to celebrate!
Having taken many trips to Walt Disney World, we know that good planning is essential: resort, room requests, dining reservations, fast passes, shows, and in this case, F&W classes. In several past trips, we had planned it all ourselves, and dealt directly with the Disney Travel folks by calling for reservations, and spending many hours working through details. In 2012, when Dawn Caitano helped us plan a very memorable larger family trip, we discovered that, by utilizing an experienced travel agent, how much less stressful a big trip can be. Since then, we have used Destinations in Florida – Pixiedust and Dream Vacations, and specifically, Dawn, for several smaller trips.
Our favorite resort, the Beach Club, was unavailable for the time we planned to be there this trip, so we booked the Deluxe Studio at the Beach Club Villas. Over time, this reservation changed many times, and each time, Dawn was able to find the best fit for us. She often got back to me during off-hours, when I expected to not hear a response to my request until the next business day.
What started in February as a Beach Club Villa Deluxe Studio, ended up being Club Level at the BoardWalk Inn. It was a perfect location for our trip, as we could watch Illuminations from our balcony and not have to deal with the wild and crazy crowds getting back to our room. While Club Level is something we had never done before, we’re so glad that we had the opportunity to experience it!
We thoroughly enjoyed this Anniversary trip. In everything from our Anniversary dining reservations to special park adventures, Dawn’s patience and advice with planning helped us to make this one of our most memorable trips!
Jeanne & Bruce Lundeen – October 2015 – Hugo, MN
The Magic Kingdom was our second stop, and even after 11 hours, we hadn’t done everything there is to do there! Katie enjoyed talking with Ariel at her grotto, and we all had a blast exploring Tomorrowland, Adventureland, Frontierland and Main Street USA. My husband had broken his leg a few days before our trip, so he had to use a scooter to get around all the parks on our vacation (which Dawn set up for us and which worked out perfectly, thank you, Dawn!), and the staff on the rides were helpful and accommodating and were quick to give us return passes so we wouldn’t have to wait in long lines. The highlight of the day was dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table inside the castle, where Katie got to meet and greet 5 princesses! She also enjoyed a special birthday dessert courtesy of the Disney World Bakery, and she was really impressed! The evening ended with a rousing light show and fireworks display, making for a perfect day.
We visited Hollywood Studios on the third day, and had a lot of fun with the Muppets 3D show! Katie is a huge Muppets fan, so she was delighted by the mix of live action and cool special effects. The Frozen Summer Fun was really spectacular as well–we followed Anna, Kristoff and Elsa in a parade down the main streets, then danced and sang along with our favorite songs from the movie! The stage show of Beauty and the Beast was magical and had Katie jumping up and down. We rounded out the day with a delicious meal at Mama Melrose, leaving us stuffed and happy.
Our final full day in Orlando included a marathon adventure at Universal Studios and Universal Islands of Adventure! I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, so we spent many hours roaming the streets at Diagon Alley and performing magic spells with Katie’s wizard wand! The fire-breathing dragon guarding Gringott’s gave us the shivers, as did the creepy shadows of Knockturn Alley and Bourgin and Burkes. But a cool Butter Beer drove all the shadows away and we happily moved on to the pleasures of Honeyduke’s sweet shop in Hogsmeade. An exciting broomstick ride through Hogwarts topped off our visit, and I can’t recommend it enough for those that truly want to immerse themselves in the world of Harry Potter!
All in all, we had a wonderful, memorable vacation with the help of Dawn Caitano. Thank you so much, Dawn!
Kelly, Jim and Katie Johnson – Aurora, IL – September 2015
Summer of 2015
We would just like to say a huge thank you for your wonderful service.
It was our first time traveling to Walt Disney World. I honestly say that with your help was much easier. Dawn thanks for booking our room, to dining reservations, fast past reservation and my daughter’s dream day with all the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Thanks for always been there to help when we had questions. Thank you so much for the “magic” of Disney when you prepare vacations, Dawn!
Lainez Family, Bridgeport, CT
So thankful that I made the choice to use a Disney Travel agency to book my Disney cruise and Disney World vacation. Forever grateful to have found Destination in Florida where I had the best planner by the name of Dawn Caitano. Our party of 10 had the most rewarding time on our Disney Dream cruise. Every twist and turn that life threw at our plans was immediately counter balanced by Dawn and her magical knowledge of the Disney ins and outs. Thank you so much and I look forward to this years Disney vacation planning with You!
Sincerely Cynthia B from Tyler, Tx.
Jun 19th, 9:49pm
Good evening! I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for helping us plan the best vacation my husband and I have been on! We just returned a week ago and already discussing when our next trip will be! We had such an amazing time and it was great having everything ready to go once we arrived! Can’t wait to use your services again in the future!
Hey Dawn thanks for all your help booking the Atlantis Resort it was truly an unforgettable trip. Swimming with the dolphins was a once in a lifetime experience for my family that we will always treasure. It was so good for my daughters that I really cannot put into words how they felt for the entire trip. I will try to call you sometime this week. THANKS AGAIN!!!!
Hi Dawn, I just wanted to say thank you. Everything was perfect. We had a fantastic time. The resort was beautiful and the royal rooms were extra special. Thanks for the in-room gift. The kids were excited to have a surprise waiting for them. You made our trip easy, hassle free and fun. Thanks again!! Danos Family
We have been booking all of our Families Walt Disney World Packages with Dawn for the past few years. It is great to have that one on one service. Any time we have a question she is there to help. I love the fact that she also helps make our Disney Dining Reservations.. She even walked us through the new My Disney Experience and My Magic +, Who new that is is a great idea to get a FastPass + for a parade. The fact that we could just walk up to the front of the castle and go inside the ropes with out having to line up on the parade route one hour early was a great option to have. We even got snacks and had a perfect view of the new Festival of Fantasy parade. The Wilson’s from MD. March 2014.
My family and I will be on our Disney Vacation in one week from now! We are so excited to go, but I wanted to make sure I thanked you for all of your help with the planning, and helping me understand all the information I needed to get to this vacation!
Because of you, we will have a wonderful family vacation!
Thanks again for all of your help and patience. You have been GREAT!