Holly Durand – Independent Consultant with The Enchanted Traveler

  Name: Holly Durand

  Specialty: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal     
                     Orlando

  Phone: 206-457-2862

                         Email: holly.durand@theenchantedtraveler.com

 

Because I live in Central Florida, I go to the Walt Disney World Resort almost daily—either for a full park day, an evening of shopping at Disney Springs, or a dining reservation at one of the hotels on Disney property. Living next to the place “Where Dreams Come True” gives me up-to-date, expert advice and experience for me to seamlessly make YOUR family’s dreams come true!
 
I will work one-on-one with you during the planning of your trip to make sure every member of your family gets to do exactly what he/she wants to do when they are there, with no stress to be had by you whatsoever! I am confident that my services will have your family: avoiding long lines, efficiently meeting those “must-see” characters, allowing for time at the pool, having delicious dining experiences, and much more! Plus, don’t worry about those advance reservations that need to be made early in the morning months prior to your trip; I take care of those, too!
 
I want nothing more than to exceed your expectations of the perfect Disney vacation! I may specialize in Disney destinations, but do not hesitate to ask me about Universal Orlando or other tropical destinations!
Walt Disney once said, “It’s kinda fun to do the impossible.” What’s NOT impossible is creating the most magical, stress-free and life-changing getaway for your family! So, let’s get started!

 

Before we got married my wife and I decided we wanted to Honeymoon at Disney World in Orlando, FL. Because she works for the school board our options were limited to times when we knew the park would be extremely busy. We decided we wanted to go for New Years Eve, but were stressed about the idea of even just booking our trip. After just one phone call with Holly we were so reassured and many of our worries were squashed! She made sure all of our dining reservations and fast-passes were made as soon as they were able be to maximize our Disney time! By the time we got to our Resort on December 29th I was so much more confident than I had anticipated, but we still had occasional question because this was the first time my wife and I had ever been to Disney as adults. Holly had sent us an itinerary a few weeks before the trip that we ended up referring to multiple times a day. Any time we encountered something we were unsure of Holly was only a text away! Everything from the best way to get somewhere, how to create more fast passes, what time we should get to the park on New Year’s Eve, and so much more. Without Holly I truly don’t believe we would have been able to do half of everything we ended up getting to do during one of the busiest times of the year. Before we even left Disney we were already talking to Holly about the Disney trips we would like to plan with her in the future. Thank you Holly Durand for being our “Disney Godmother” and making our Honeymoon a truly magical experience.

-Lydia P., Canada

Services

All of our vacation planning services begin with a FREE consultation.  In this phone consultation, we’ll discuss your travel needs and desires, go over your travel preferences, travel history, I’ll learn about your family and what they like, budget ranges and more.  Together we’ll discuss some options and general price ranges, and you can ask questions.  If, based on our conversation, we are a good match to work together, the following services will be available to you, and the service fees listed will be charged to move forward with your custom vacation planning experience.

VIP Customized Walt Disney World® Planning and Concierge Service

A Disney World vacation is supposed to be magical – let me do everything necessary to ensure that it is!  From helping you select the perfect resort, dining and more to an entirely customized park touring strategy and itinerary, I use my Disney expertise to craft an amazing vacation made just for you.  Leave the long hours of research and hard work to me, and sit back, relax, and enjoy as your perfect vacation comes together in front of your eyes!

This service includes:

  • Interview to determine needs and wants for your vacation
  • Research time devoted to finding you the perfect vacation match
  • Counseling on the best ticket type and length for your family needs.
  • Trip proposals offering the very best options including pricing.
  • Your selection booked, ensuring the best value and service.
  • Recommended dining options and Advanced Dining Reservations made at the right time to get you all of your favorites!
  • Price watch: watching Disney’s discount codes for any new code that will save you money and transferring your reservation to the lowest priced discount that matches your dates.
  • Disney tips like the best fireworks viewing and tricks for saving time and money for the best vacation experience.
  • Least crowded parks recommendations for each day to ensure the easiest park touring experience
  • CUSTOMpark touring itinerary for each day, specific to your ride and attraction choices, allowing you to avoid as many lines as possible.  Most of our clients wait no more than 10 minutes in any line when using our advice!
  • Detailed transportation list including options for traveling within the resort and travel times.
  • Reservations for special activities, from princess makeovers to pirate cruises and so much more!
  • Arranging for any special requests such as gifts in the room, birthday cakes, spa appointments, anything you can think of!
  • Advice and assistance always just a phone call or email away!

$250 planning fee

VIP Customized Disneyland® Planning and Concierge Service

Disneyland has grown considerably in the past few years, offering a true vacation destination.  You want an amazing, relaxing and FUN vacation experience, and I’ll use my Disneyland expertise to plan the perfect experience for you.  Custom itineraries and touring plans for theme parks and experiences, tips and tricks and even the best of Southern California figured out entirely just for you!

This service includes:

  • Interview to determine needs and wants for your vacation
  • Research time devoted to finding you the perfect vacation match
  • Counseling on the best ticket type and length for your family needs.
  • Trip proposals offering the very best options including pricing.
  • Your selection booked, ensuring the best value and service.
  • Recommended dining options and Advanced Dining Reservations made at the right time to get you all of your favorites!
  • Price watch: watching Disney’s discount codes for any new code that will save you money and transferring your reservation to the lowest priced discount that matches your dates.
  • Disney tips like the best fireworks viewing and tricks for saving time and money for the best vacation experience.
  • CUSTOMpark touring itinerary for each day, specific to your ride and attraction choices, allowing you to avoid as many lines as possible.  Most of our clients wait no more than 10 minutes in any line when using our advice!
  • Reservations for special activities such as princess makeovers and dinner/show packages.
  • Arranging for any special requests such as gifts in the room, birthday cakes, spa appointments, anything you can think of!
  • Southern California day trips or extensions, including resorts, transportation, tours and activities.
  • Advice and assistance always just a phone call or email away!

$150 planning fee

VIP Customized Universal Orlando Planning and Concierge Service

Universal Orlando Resort offers an amazing vacation experience, whether you’re a Harry Potter fan looking for a wizarding good time or have a love of all things thrill rides!  We can create a whirlwind weekend or a week long relaxing vacation.

This service includes:

  • Interview to determine needs and wants for your vacation
  • Research time devoted to finding you the perfect vacation match
  • Counseling on the best ticket type and length for your family needs.
  • Trip proposals offering the very best options including pricing.
  • Your selection booked, ensuring the best value and service.
  • Recommended dining options and Advanced Dining Reservations
  • CUSTOM park touring itinerary for each day, specific to your ride and attraction choices, allowing you to avoid as many lines as possible.  

$150 planning fee

Disney Cruise, Adventures by Disney®, Aulani and Tropical Family Getaways

It’s so much more fun to dream of your family vacation when you aren’t stressing over what the best place to stay is, which flight is going to get you there, where the best activities are, or which cruise destination, length, and cabin type are going to get you the experience you are hoping for.   Allow me to save you time and stress and put together a vacation that matches your unique family.  So much more than just “booking a vacation,” my service extends to putting together an entire itinerary created just for you.  So whether you are looking for peace and quiet with a swim with the dolphins, or ziplining through a rainforest and authentic cooking classes, I’ll make sure your vacation is easy, unforgettable, and filled with everything you love best.

This service includes:

  • Interview to determine your needs and wants for your vacation
  • Researching to find you the perfect vacation match
  • Trip proposals offering the very best options including pricing
  • Booking your selection, ensuring the best value and best service
  • Providing insider information – tips and recommendations for your destination tailored specifically to you!
  • Offering interesting, fun and unique activity and experience ideas for your destination.
  • Creating reservations in advance for the activities you want to enjoy while on vacation.
  • Being your travel advocate– taking care of any needs that should unexpectedly arrive during your travel

$50 planning fee

Groups

Group pricing is determined by the size of the group and the type of planning involved.  In many cases, if the group plans to participate in the same resorts, activities and dining, there will be a similar fee as listed above paid ONCE per group.  In other cases, a large group with many different preferences that needs individualized planning within the group requires a larger workload and a custom price will be discussed. Your consultation is FREE as always.

Service fees are above and beyond travel expenses.  The fees listed are for professional planning beyond booking hotel/air/car/cruise reservations.  Service fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Already booked your Disney vacation but want planning and concierge services?

If you’ve booked your trip with Disney in the last 30 days and have not paid in full, we can transfer your reservation to my care and the above planning prices are the same.  However, if your vacation was booked more than 30 days ago, or if you are using a timeshare or DVC points, you can still receive planning services at our “planning only” rates as follows:

Walt Disney World® Planning only: $325

Disneyland® Planning only: $225

Let’s start planning your VIP vacation experience now!

    Holly Durand August 9, 2019