Author: beci

Beci Mahnken is Chief Magic Maker at MEI-Travel & Mouse Fan Travel. With almost 20 years in the travel biz, she is a frequent guest on many travel and Disney community podcasts including WDW Radio, Mousetalgia, LaughingPlace.com and All About The Mouse. She was also recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine as the Super A-List Agent for Disney travel and has served two terms on their Earmarked Advisory Board.. 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. She has a love for exploring history, ocean cruising, river cruising and served on advisory boards for the prestigious GTM event and TravelAge West Magazine. Beci's dedicated to her craft of sharing the magic of travel with anyone who will listen.

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I voted today – While I do not make it a habit of talking politics here (ie: this in no way is meant to spark any kind of debate – and comments that I feel are not in the spirit of the post will be deleted…) I simply feel its important to stand up and say that I am proud

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We all have them… people around us who display that look of amused disapproval when we proudly announce – “We are going back to Disney!”.  Who can blame them really? There are thousands of amazing places to visit on this earth that are very deserving of our vacation time, attention and dollar.  Even Disney themselves gets that, or we wouldn’t

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So… Funny story and a #TravelTip on how to be a good guest in your host city or country. You know me. My taste in adult beverages tend to be a bit… colorful. The Tivoli Hotel bar in Copenhagen was about to close so I decided to keep the order simple. I asked for a fav nitecap for my sweet

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I’ve been reading today about the rainbow bridge.  The poem written a few decades ago that describes a place where our departed furry friends go to play as they wait for us to join them. I’ll admit I’m a bit perplexed by tales from those who are skeptical of the concept and do not understand why it can be a

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There’s one time that taking part in a little voodoo is a very good thing, and that’s when it comes to doughnuts. The original Voodoo Doughnut opened back in 2003 in Portland, OR and quickly built up a cult following for its unique doughnut flavors and designs, and eclectic shop decor. This spring, Universal CityWalk welcomed an all-new Voodoo Doughnut. Now I

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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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