Author: beci

Beci Mahnken is Chief Magic Maker at MEI-Travel & Mouse Fan Travel. With over 16 years in the travel biz, she is a frequent guest on many travel and Disney community podcasts including WDW Radio, Mousetalgia & Mickey Miles & More. She was also recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine as the Super A-List Agent for Disney travel. Beci has long worked with the Disney fan community to help support fan efforts and create high profile events and has a passion for supporting deserving charities with a special emphasis on animal welfare efforts. Beci's dedicated to her craft of sharing the magic of travel with anyone who will listen.

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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa has completed a recent renovation including refreshing the club level lounge, formerly known as the Craftman’s Club and renamed ‘The Veranda’. Several food and beverage station locations and plenty of seating make the lounge much more spacious, less crowded and easier to navigate. Club level guests enjoy a variety of benefits including access to

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So… Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort has always been know for its unique offerings like the best coffee on property delivered by the coveted press pot and two words for you… Tonga Toast. But I finally met a breakfast beverage I would hop in a Minnie Van and cross property for — Ladies and gentleman, let me introduce you

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Walt Disney World is without a doubt one of the most magical places in the world. Add the holidays to that equation and you’ve got magic overload. There is so much to see and do, it’s really hard to experience it all in one visit. But one thing to  be sure not to miss are the Walt Disney World Resort

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Universal Orlando Resort has always offered a wide array of holiday festivities, both at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure parks – all included in regular park admission! Over at Islands of Adventure is Grinchmas, where you can see and hear the story of the Grinch Who Stole Christmas live on stage in this fun musical spectacular. You can also

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Two of my favorite things in one of my favorite locations: the holidays and food (and adult beverages!)! This year the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays returns from November 19 – December 30 and I’ve put together a list of my Top 5 favorites. If you haven’t been to the Festival of the Holidays you are in for a

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Like chocolate and peanut butter, two of my very favorite things are coming together! Today Universal Orlando announced a new holiday experience combining all the magic of the Christmas holiday with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. From November 11, 2017 through January 6, 2018, new holiday experiences of sights, sounds and even tastes will cast a spell on both Hogsmeade

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So… you booked that dream cruise vacation to Alaska and you have your heart set on checking off that bucket list excursion to fly out to a glacier and plant your foot, hopefully firmly, on the ice of a glacier. Booking the cruise line excursion is one of the most stress free options for your arrangements. For example, when you

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I am the first to admit… I am equal parts excited and terrified of this amazing attraction coming to Universal Studios Orlando this summer. If you know me… you are already aware that I am quite capable of believing that animatronic dinosaurs  can and will eat my head… so given the immersive story, the amazing detail, the trackless ride vehicle

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As a Disney fan, I have a bucket list of things I’d like to experience in my Disney travel adventures.  I often dream … How cool would it be to have the Magic Kingdom all to yourself.  You know…  just you and a few hundred close friends.  Well, given my current bank account balance, and the unlikelihood I’ll ever win at mega

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