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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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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Technology is a great innovation. I honestly don’t know how I would get everything done in a day without the various electronic devices functioning as my communication tools. Who has time to actually watch the 5 o’clock news when the latest headlines are splashed across my smartphone every few minutes to the tune of my favorite ringtone? And therein lies

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A wave of sadness moved through me as I read the news of the passing of Disney Legend Jack Lindquist yesterday as I’m sure it did for many others whose social media feed was overwhelmed with tributes to his memory and vast accomplishments. After some experience as a child actor, Jack was hired by Walt Disney himself and served in many roles

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Soon, you will be transported to an island shrouded in mystery and legend.  It is a lost world where adventure – and the unimaginable – will challenge you in unforgettable ways. When it opens this summer at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure, Skull Island: Reign of Kong will bring the next generation of the King Kong legend to life.  You will

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The special Star Wars Day At Sea sailings onboard the Disney Fantasy may still be a few weeks away, but the Disney Cruise / Star Wars themed merchandise is ready for purchase onboard the ships. Here are a few pics of some of the options you can buy onboard the Disney Dream today! \      Star Wars Day at

Adventures By Disney 1

I enjoy travel… I mean I really enjoy travel.  (duh… otherwise a blog about travel would be kinda pointless… right?) I find I am drawn to the kind of travel experiences that allow me to be immersed in history and culture. Finding great joy in discovering things that may be… well… different to me, yet part of everyday life to

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One of the things that drew me to this itinerary…. besides the historical significance that reached right into my heart and will live with me forever…. was the overnight in Paris on the end of the sailing. This allows you take advantage of the floating hotel and its amenities while still allowing for a good amount of time in the