Beci Mahnken is Chief Magic Maker at MEI-Travel & Mouse Fan Travel. With more than 23 years in the travel biz, she is a frequent guest on many travel and Disney community podcasts including WDW Radio, and partners with other great travel creators like LaughingPlace.com, AllEars.net and RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com. She was recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine as the Super A-List Agent for Disney travel and serves 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, and 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.
To Alain: I was at the DLP parks recently (May) after a tieethrn year hiatus and I totally agree with Frank. I too thought WDW was bad until I went back to the parks in Paris. Just the walk up to the hotel was uncomfortable to see; cracked pavement, rusting fences… And then once inside the park, old trash everywhere. The worst offender was Thunder Mountain- there were dusty cups and meal trays on the roof outside of the queue, and some of it looked like it had been there for some time!I took my wife and son to show off what an amazing park it was (I was a regular the first seven years it was open!) (we’ve been to all of them and Tokyo and Anahiem are by far the best taken care of) and she was really disappointed. I mean, the storm was broken as the bateaux approached the fort in Pirates, and the auctioneer actually had a black plastic bag over his left hand, and it was held in place with duct tape!I want to go back some day but I’m not in a hurry… Show should be paramount but when several effects are turned off in Phantom Manor and some of the Thunder Mesa denizens just don’t move…Heartbreaking.