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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Waking up on Thanksgiving Day stirs immediate thoughts of … did I remember everything I need for dinner?  to – did I oversleep and miss the parade?  to- I wonder where the Christmas decorations are….. However, as I wipe the sleep from my eyes and remember my awesome husband did a late night run to the store last night for

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As I get older I like to think of myself as a bit more wise as I managed to gather nuggets of wisdom as the years pass. The kind of person who learned her lessons early enough in life so that I’m confident I can pass down said nuggets on how to avoid pitfalls to others growing up in this

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I opened my eyes this morning and saw the bathroom door was closed and I heard the shower running knowing my husband managed to get up before me – which is rare. The tv in the bedroom was on and the morning show was talking about how a plane hit the NYC icon. As i emerged from that place between

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Black Spire Outpost has a lot of options for those looking for a gift a bring home for their loved ones. But if you have a true Star Wars fan who has everything, I may have just the ticket for you… and you don’t have to worry about if you can fit it in an overhead bin! Head over to

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Before you leave on your journey to the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, there is one item you need to make sure you pack. While they have pretty much everything you may need available from the various merchants…. Food, beverages, toys, weapons and even a variety of clothing, they seem to have forgotten to transport any means of recharging those

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Whats the burning question for every Marvel fan on the planet today?  (don’t worry – I haven’t see it yet so I’m not about to comment on any spoilers …)  its actually —  Wait.. what? 3 hours long?  When do I get to go to the bathroom? If the thought of having to turn down popcorn and your favorite beverage

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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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