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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Just a few days ago I read Disney is moving forward with a plan to remove and destroy the Walk Around the World Bricks in Disney World. I’ve purchased several over the years and while I agreed, via the purchase contract, the brick would only be guaranteed to be displayed 10 years or through 2011, it was a sad moment

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It has happened to me more than once… including this past weekend.  You are away from home on business or vacation and you get that feeling.  You know the one.  It might be a slight dizziness, a twinge fatigue, a slight sore throat, or a stuffy nose that tells you to get ready to spend a day or two in

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”Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” – Walt Disney This is one of my favorite Walt quotes as it truly illustrates the understanding that everything had to evolve and change to remain entertaining and relevant.  While its sad to see the familiar disappear from the park

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Disney is not just about resorts, food and great attractions. Seems every season brings a new fashion “must have’ and the latest is all dressed in purple! Purple passion ears, bags, spirit shirts and more can be yours because they are currently available all around Walt Disney World. What do you think about the purple take over?

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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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