We love hearing about our clients’ vacations! If you have used our company and have a testimonial and photo to share, please email Marie@BeachesAndDreamsTravel.com.
I would highly recommend Marie and beaches and dreams to make your vacation stress free. I booked my honeymoon through Marie and had a great experience. She worked hand in hand with my wife and I through each process always supplying insight and options. Beaches and dreams will be our first step when booking any future vacations or trips.
~ Brett and Holly Miller
We just returned from our Disney Cruise Vacation with our son and three grandkids. Though we have cruised before, the tips and information Marie Lovas provided helped make things even more special. Thanks Marie and Beaches and Dreams Travel for a great job.
~ John Kessinger
Marie always does the best trips for us! She always gets us upgraded and has fruit and champagne waiting when we arrive. She also gives her honest opinion when we can’t decide which resort to try. She has tons of experience!
~ Lydia Robinson
My husband and I used Beaches & Dreams for our honeymoon to Jamaica and it was amazing!! The resort was beautiful and peaceful. And Any hiccups that happened along the way, Marie fixed immediately. She was amazing!
~ Adam and Michelle Tiber
We had an amazing vacation at Disney's Beach Club Resorts and the different parks. This hotel is really great. Love our first floor room and balcony. Thanks for helping us put it together.
~ The Farrow Family
We are so thankful for an amazing vacation to Disney World in Orlando, planned to perfection by Kristen and Marie at Beaches & Dreams Travel! We keep telling our friends that our trip could not have been any better! The Beach Club was gorgeous with amazing staff, every restaurant we ate in was delicious and fun, and we cannot wait to go back. Beaches & Dreams Travel truly is an expert when it comes to all things Disney, and we wouldn't think of planning a trip to the Mouse without them! They take all the worry out so you can focus on fun! Thank you so much for giving us our perfect vacation, Kristen & Marie!
~ The Miller Family
We booked our honeymoon through Marie Lovas and Beaches and Dreams Travel. We went to Montego Bay in Jamaica. It was the greatest 10 days of our lives and Marie made it very easy when it came to booking our vacation. She went above and beyond to upgrade our experience and get the most out of the resort! We will definitely be going on more trips in the future and look forward to working with her!
~ Tim and Hallie Miller
Thanks Marie, we had the best time! The meal with the princesses in Norway was the best!!! Erin didn't want to leave.
~Maria, Erin and Lexi
~ Debbie and Chip Gonczy, Katelyn and Jonah
The beach was a 5-minute drive from the resort. Disney has its own private beach house that has a pool, counter service food, and a bar. The beach house also had games and activities to keep the kids busy. The meals weren't any different in price than at Disney World. They did have Mickey Waffles which made the kids happy. No character meals, but Pluto made an appearance at the pool on Tuesday. The resort did not have a sit-down restaurant, but there are plenty near the resort. The resort had a nice pool just like the Disney World resorts. The pool had a slide and they did activities and games in the afternoon. They did movies at night too. There were plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained all around the resort they had different areas with games like horseshoes, cornhole, bocce ball, putt putt, shuffle board, and a playground. They even have crab fishing and regular fishing. Every Tuesday they have a barbeque and pool dance party all evening which was a lot of fun.
The service was outstanding. Everyone was friendly. We received free meals twice for all 9 of us, because of simple mistakes that were made that really didn't bother us. One time Giselle and I ordered a salad and fish tacos and when they brought it to the table they had a salad and a tuna wrap. We told them that we ordered the fish tacos and when they fixed the problem a manager came over with a voucher for 9 free meals for the entire party. Another time, we ordered sweet potato fries and they brought them out and they were burnt really bad. All we did is ask for a fresh order and when they brought it to us they gave us another voucher for 9 free meals!!
I would highly recommend this place. The rooms were nice. The layout reminded me of Old Key West 2 bedroom villas. Plenty of room for both families. The kids all slept in the living room on the pull-out couch and chair. I really wish we would have stayed longer than 5 nights. At the time I booked it, I thought that would be plenty of time.
This is not Disney related, but if you ever book a vacation in Hilton Head and the family has kids between the ages of 2 and 10 you must tell them about the Pirate Cruise. Pirates take you on an hour and half boat ride looking for treasure and there’s a point where other pirates come near on a little boat and the kids get to blast them with water cannons. Our 5 boys loved it. Really cool!
~ Bob Bohannon
I just wanted to thank you for getting our documents ready for our cruise to the Bahamas. You were right about going with Disney. Although my girls are 22 and 19 years old, they had the time of their lives and can't stop talking about it. We had beautiful weather. It was amazing!! Thank you again for all your recommendations. Everything went well!! Awesome cruise, weather, service and food!! Truly a magical experience! Thank you for your expertise!!
~ Sharon, Christine, and Erika
Booking our Honeymoon through Beaches and Dreams Travel Co. was an excellent decision. With all the stresses and details of planning our wedding itself, it was nice to know our Honeymoon plans were being taken care of. We aren’t the most seasoned cruise-goers, but from the moment we got to the airport, we starting having the time of our lives! The flights were scheduled so we weren’t rushed, we stayed at an impressive hotel, and didn’t have to worry about our luggage getting from place to place. We had plenty of information in hand as to where to be, what to do, and when to do it for the best travel experience. Once we set foot aboard the ship we knew right away we didn’t want to ever get off! Marie gave us some tips on how to get the most out of our cruise experience, and we took advantage of them and it paid off. The trip and cruise were exactly what we were hoping for. Marie gave you any and all the information you could want and was always available for questions. She truly cares about your wants and requests and strives tremendously to make sure you have the best experience possible. Future vacations are definitely in the future with Beaches and Dreams Travel Co.
~ Matt and Heather
Our accomodations were wonderful due to Beaches and Dreams help! We absolutely loved the family suite. It was plenty large for our 6-person family and having two full bathrooms was so convenient! We loved the set-up and can't wait for our next, longer trip! Thanks so much for all of your help.
~ The Miller Family
My partner surprised me with a vacation to go on a Disney Cruise. I was a little confused as we were not planning on taking his four year old son. I was curious about the options available for traveling without children but our Disney Travel agent, Marie Lovas assured us we'd have the best time. And much to my surprise....we did! We decided on a five night all inclusibe cruise which was perfect for us. We left port in Miami, FL and headed off. Since I'm new to the cruise experience, I didn't know what to expect. Of the five days, three were at sea, one day at Cozumel, and one day at Disney's Private Island, Castaway Kay located in the Bahamas.
The ship is so big that it doesn't really feel like you are on a ship. We found ourselves scoping the "adult only" areas. The one thing about this Disney Cruise line in my experience is that if you have kids, there is a ton to do and trust me the kids will have a blast, but if you are traveling alone with your spouse, partner or friend, you are sure to have an equally great time. There is always something to do on a cruise. They have youth clubs for kids, pools, sports and fitness, movie theaters, meet the characters, gift shops, themed party nights and so much more. While the kids have plenty to do, so do the adults! Adults can enjoy the spa and salon, adult only lounges, dancing, karaoke, games, and more! I was beyond impressed with the Deck Parties that Disney has. The party ended with a spectacular fireworks show. Each day they also had character greetings.
If you are thinking about going on a cruise I highly recommend a Disney Cruise!
~ Rachel Strong
Thank you so much Beaches & Dreams for making our daughters first trip to Disney absolutely amazing and unforgettable. Every aspect of our trip was taken care of with perfection in a very short notice. We couldn't have been more satisfied!
~ John, Kara, Lola, and Belle
Thanks to Marie at Beaches and Dreams for another fantastic Disney Vacation. Her knowledge and expertise on anything Disney has been a great help! Absolutely loved the Disney Fantasy this June! Thanks for everything!!
~ Brian and Kathy Kross
Cheryl from Beaches and Dreams planned the PERFECT Disney vacation for my sons and I. She took care of everything for us, made all the reservations for our dinners, arranged transportation, recommended the best attractions. Her details like telling us the best place to sit to watch a light show or how to make the most of the dining plan was awesome. If you are planning a trip to Disney, let Cheryl handle it for you; she knows it like the back of her hand!!
~ Cindi Bartholomew Haycox Wellman
I can't tell you what our Disney World vacation meant to our family this January! Thank you for making our dreams come true!
~ Jill Vinecourt
Thank you Marie Lovas for helping plan our Disney vacation. 7 days and 6 nights at the contemporary resort. You are an expert on Disney and really helped us have the best vacation possible. We loved the dining plan that included all of the beverages at our hotel. (non-alcoholic). The character dining was a favorite. The views were spectacular, the pool, and outdoor activities at the hotel were a lot of fun. Loved having the hopper passes and the fast passes. The memory maker was a great value and we will have books of photos to share with you. Melayna loved all of the special gifts you gave her. The purse, beach towels, and the autograph book. She spent a lot of time getting autographs and her mom is going to put photos with each page, with each character. Even though our son Brad was having some medical issues, everyone was so kind and understanding. I highly recommend anyone interested in planning a trip to contact Marie, at Beaches & Dreams Travel Co.
~ Karen, Gary, Lori, Brad, and Melayna
Thank you again Beaches and Dreams!
~ Terri Wentz Bullard
I just wanted to say thank you to Amanda for planning an awesome vacation for my family! Super attentive to all of our needs and getting everything we hoped for in our Disney vacation. Loved our little goodies too!
~ Janelle Newbold
Thank you, Amanda,for helping us book our wonderful trip to Disney you are awesome we had a great time hope to do it again real soon!
~ William and Nicole Hayner
We just got back from out Disney Vacation planned by Kristen! It was soooo amazing! Everything went so smoothly! It would not have been so wonderful if Kristen had not taken so much time helping me understand everything, plan, coordinate, and make decisions specifically catered to my family's need! Thank you, thank you, thank you Kristen! You are the best!
~ Michelle Mongelluzzi Secic
There are times when a simple "thank you" is enough. This is not one of them. Marie, We had such a wonderful time-everything was perfect! Thanks for all your advice and help - and champagne!
~ Kathy and Dan Harrington
Huge thank you to Amanda Addair for planning another perfect vacation for me and my family! Secrets Maroma Beach is a must for everyone!
Thanks, Amanda, for making our honeymoon at Disney very special!
~ Sarah Koski-Noufer
Thanks for making our Disney Trip truly special. We know you went above and beyond especially considering this particular vacation was full of many twists and turns. We had a terrific time and the memories will last a lifetime. Hopefully we can get together to share our picture album. THANK YOU and GOD BLESS.
~ John, Barb and crew
Thank you to Kristen at Beaches and Dreams for helping us plan our trip to Walt Disney World. Kristen went out of her way to make sure everything was set up and planned for us before we left. We all had a GREAT time and hope we can go back again soon!!
~ Becky & Family
Our Beaches & Dreams agent was our very own Fairy Godmother! My family planned a very last minute trip to Walt Disney World. Our travel agent dedicated herself to planning our getaway. She spent time getting to know our needs and wants for the trip and guided us on finding the perfect Disney resort to best meet our family's needs. Beaches and Dreams used their magic to get us several fantastic character dining reservations including the Royal Table! Other family members were so excited about our trip that Cheryl was able to turn the event into a family reunion! Before our trip we received a bag full of fun items to help make our trip extra magical! As first time Disney visitors we were clueless about the various shows and parades until Beaches & Dreams provided us with her guide to finding the best seats and viewing areas. We had such a wonderful family vacation and we can't wait for Beaches & Dreams to plan our next adventure!
~ The Caprara Family
Beaches and Dreams made our Walt Dinsey World trip the most wonderful vacation we've ever had. Their agent took the time to find out about our family and what each of us would like to do while on vacation and she then created an itenerary to fit our family perfectly. They know the ins and outs of Disney like the back of their hand. They told us the best place to sit while watching parades and fireworks, the most unique restaurants to eat at, and the things that can't be missed while visiting the parks. If you want to have the time of your life and see Disney like you've never seen it before-I would highly recommend that you book your vacation through Beaches and Dreams.
~ Cindi Haycox
Our Disney vacation to Western Caribbean was absolutely wonderful! With sunshine and 80 degrees everyday, it was just what the Doctor ordered since 2 weeks before trip, I had broke my foot. This trip was planned as a graduation gift for my daughter Emily, who's life-long dream has been to "swim with the dolphins"! She experienced this and much more on her excursions in Mexico and on Disney's private island. With activities for our 11 year old, and a place for her to meet new friends, we didn't have to worry about her safety or her getting "bored" the whole trip!
My husband and I dined at Palo the first night of our cruise. This "sunset" dinner on the ocean was truly a memorable experience. The food was amazing, starting with a"pre-appetizer" and ending with a wonderful trio of desserts. It was well-worth the extra cost to dine with such elegance and abundance of food. Upon the suggestion of Marie, I had a scooter on the boat due to my broken foot that helped me maneuver very well on this large ship. Everyone was very nice and accommodating during my trip! The shows were great, the staff was wonderful and this was voted "BEST VACATION EVER " by the whole family.
Our Travel Agent; Marie Lovas was responsible for many of the "extra" little things that made our trip easier with my broken foot and also the nice little surprises, like a bottle of champaign and Sparkling Apple Cider (for girls) with a box of chocolates waiting in our room the first night we had returned from activities! She thought of everything, including having a wheelchair ready for me at my airport. Her advise was invaluable on many things we would not have known or considered on our own. Thank you Marie! Wonderful Memories!
We cannot wait for our next Disney cruise!
~ Bill & Brenda & Emily & Katie
Just got back from Disney World and thanks to Beaches and Dreams Travel Co., we had an excellent vacation! With their knowledge of all the in's and out's of Disney, we felt we experienced the very best that Disney World had to offer. We would definitely use her again, with any of our future travel plans! - Thanks Beaches and Dreams Travel Co.!
~ The Hlad Family
We had a great time at Disney and Marie did a wonderful job planning everything for us! It was so nice to step off the plane and be whisked away to the park. Everything was taken care of and all we had to do was have fun! Marie booked amazing meals and character dinners for us. We LOVED the club level at the Contemporary! It was awesome! We made so many memories that will last a lifetime. We can't wait to plan our next trip! :)
~ Brad and Jen Wadsworth
Although my wife, son and I have gone to Disney World twice in the last few years and planned the vacation on our own, this time we decided to use Beaches and Dreams Travel Co. on the advice of a coworker. We were trying to make this trip special as our son was getting older and we weren't sure if he would soon feel too old to want to go back.
It was the best thing we ever did. They helped us in countless ways such as the pros and cons of certain resorts, how to better plan our days at the parks, which restaurants were her favorites along with tips on how to get the best seats in those restaurants, which web-sites to look into, how to use the Disney app (this is a must) and many more such as purchasing the Memory Maker Package allowing us many incredible photos.
Our agent's tips helped to make this the best of our three trips to Disney. A critical part of it all was that we could (and did) call Beaches & Dreams many times to tweak our plans and they were right there every time. We actually changed our resort three times within 48 hours after having various discussions. Now that it is over, we get to share our trip with her also by sending her photos from using Memory Maker. In conclusion, we want to thank Beaches & Dreams again for their professional, couteous and helpful service in making this a great experience.
~ The Houle Family
We just got back from our Disney Vacation planned by Kristen! It was soooo amazing! Everything went so smoothly! It would not have been so wonderful if Kristen had not taken so much time helping me understand everything, plan, coordinate, and make decisions specifically catered to my family's need! Thank you, thank you, thank you Kristen! You are the best!
Kristen, Just wanted to say "thanks" for making the kids' 1st trip to Disney a great one! We were really clueless about how to go about planning everything, so thanks for doing everything for us! The meal choices were great, and the kids were excited to get so many signatures without waiting in line. Thank you!
~ Missy & Joe
Beaches & Dreams provided so much info and suggestions to help make our first Disney vacation a great trip. Our agent was available every time I needed anything and her knowledge and suggestions helped make our whole trip run very smoothly. I was quite overwhelmed with the whole planning process until I got in touch with Beaches and Dreams. Our agent walked me through everything and made planning so much easier. Many thanks to Beaches and Dreams.
~ The Powell Family of Ashland, Ohio
Kristen at Beaches and Dreams helped me with the overwhelming task of planning a trip to Disney for me and my family. Having not been in many many years, I was totally intimidated by trying to handle the process and Kristen took care of everything for me! Not only that, she was completely patient and understanding through the many changes I made during the process, and her genuine enthusiasm for all things Disney was completely contagious! All I can think now is "When are we going back?"
~ Heidi & Family
Kristen, I have been meaning to send this to say thank you so much for helping us enjoy such a wonderful, memorable trip to Disney! I know that it would not have been so great without your help! I will absolutely pass your name along to anyone looking to plan their next trip to Disney.
My family of 4, including two boys ages 8 and 9, went to Disney World the beginning of February 2014. This was the first time my boys had been there including my husband, and I will be honest the last time I was there was over 20 years ago. I was very intimidated when I was planning our trip in the early stages because I could remember everything being so big and lots of things to do and see. I wanted the absolute best trip possible for our family to experience with loads of fun and letting them do everything they could possibly imagine. Maybe even more than they could imagine since they had not been there before.
I was talking with a couple of my friends who had been several times and one of them was convinced I could plan this on my own. I was thinking I could too but then another friend of my was talking about her travel agent and how easy and painless the planning process was. The more I listened to her the more I was liking the idea of someone helping me to plan what could be the only time I would get my husband to go.
I contacted Beaches & Dreams and from the first conversation I knew I had made the right choice. They know so much and were able to tell me many details about what we were going to experience. They worked with me on our reservations for tickets and dinner as well as a few shows and fireworks displays. I was able to get the inside scoop on where to be and when to be there and that was such a life saver some days. Before our trip, our agent would send my boys "Mickey Mail" and they thought that was so fun and almost puzzling that Mickey knew they were coming. They were even more excited to get some "Mickey Mail" when we were home stating that Mickey was missing us. That piece of mail started the conversations about going back, tomorrow;-).
We were there for a total of 5 full days and each day, we had time to relax and time to play. We rode rides and rides and more rides. The food choices and reservations went off without a hitch and I was even able to communicate with our agent while we were there about a couple reservations and her opinion on what to do. She was a great help in making my job as mom and trip planner amazingly easy. We plan to go back and maybe even try out the Disney Cruise and I know who I will be calling about both trips when it comes to planning them.
The only way to describe this vacation was perfect! From the get go our travel agent was awesome. She was patient with the MANY questions I had and was very knowledgeable, she handled everything for us, we just needed to be on time to our airport. We purchased the Apple Preferred Perks that she suggested and am glad we did it was well worth the price. We waited in practically no lines and got on and off the plan in a speedy manor with a snack and a couple of drinks.
We decided to stay at the Occidental Grand Xcaret in Riviera Maya, Mexico a beautiful resort where the grounds are well maintained, the food was delicious, the pools were large clean and refreshing, the staff was amazing and super nice I have never had such great service and everyone spoke English. Our Apple representative was readily available to answer any questions and booked our excursion to Chichen Itza. The excursion was great AC bus with restroom meals and a tour guide Francisco who was very kind and knowledgeable. All this again made possible because of Beaches & Dreams.
~ Brad Buchert
Thank you for the best vacation we have ever been on you can count on our business in the future, can't wait. We had the extreme privilege of working with Beaches & Dreams for our 1st Disney Trip in February. I have heard many stories on how stressful it is to plan a Disney Vacation. I am so happy to report that with B&D organizing our trip, making all of our Disney Dining Reservations and all of their amazing tips, our trip was the most amazing experience! We have raved about her to our friends who have also booked with them. We cant wait until our trip next year. Thank you so much for all of your hard work, patience, and knowledge. You made our Dream Vacation a true Dream Come True!
~ The DiFranco Family of Strongsville, Ohio
Beaches & Dreams, the trip was wonderful thanks to you! Your expertise and advice made all the difference giving us the best time. I won't go back to Disney World without you.
~ Peggy Caprara
This was the 2nd trip to Disney for our family, and Beaches & Dreams has done a great job for the 2nd time on helping make our trip fun! Our agent was so helpful on deciding which park to be at when, best places to eat & see, and all the tips with all of her Disney experiences. She is honest and fair on her opinions of the many different resorts to choose from, and has helped pick the best one for our family both trips. Planning a trip to Disney can be very overwhelming if you don't have someone like Beaches & Dreams to help you with all your Disney needs & wants. Thanks for another good trip for our family to Disney!
~ The South Family
My family and I would like to thank you for the best travel experience that we have ever enjoyed. We recently returned from a one week stay at the Riu Tequila Resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico and it was truly everything you had described and more. The care and hospitality we received from the Resort staff was amazing and provided my family with a variety of personalized options which suited every taste imaginable. We appreciate all of your efforts in the planning and preparation of our trip and recognize that you were the key ingredient behind our wonderful experience. I’ve used many travel agents in the past and I won’t be switching again. Thank you again for all of your personal attention and care. I’ll be calling again soon to book my next trip!
~ David Phillippi, Cincinnati, OH
Our trip was simply magical. You were right on with the parks and dining ideas. Thanks much, it saved us lots of time. Great Job, helping us plan a stress free Disney vacation.
Your vacation friends,
~ Denise and Joe
I just wanted to let you how wonderful it was to work with Beaches & Dreams on planning our Walt Disney World vacation. Our agent was so helpful and always got right back to me whenever I had questions. Her knowledge of Disney helped in making sure all our plans were perfect. She left no detail unturned and even though we did not book our airline tickets through her she was on top of our flight being changed and notified us even before the airline did. Her promptness and attention to details made our trip less stressful. The kids really got a kick out of the postcards that Mickey and pals (our agent) sent them getting them excited for the vacation. She helped make our Disney World vacation unforgettable! Because everything was pre-planned and purchased, it was simple and easy. All we had to do was have fun. We look forward to planning our next Disney trip with her! We give Beaches and Dreams Travel permission to use this testimonial.
~ Mike and Kelly Bova
A friend of mine gave me Beaches & Dreams' information when I told her we were planning our first trip to Disney. They did such a awesome job!!! I wouldn't have wanted to plan a trip like this without their expertise with Disney. We planned our trip 6 months in advance and I am so glad we did, because I didn't realize how important it was to book your dinner reservations so far in advance. Our agent helped me so much on our dining plan, and made our character meals/dining experiences very nice. We loved our stay at Pop Century also, it was perfect for our family needs. Beaches & Dreams made our 1st trip to Disney so enjoyable due to her knowledge and expertise of the Disney parks! I would recommend them to anyone, and will be going through them on our next trip to Disney. Thank you for everything!!!!
~ Sincerely, Marli South & family
We would like to let you know how much we appreciate Beaches & Dreams and how much our agent has helped us in planning multiple “MAGICAL” vacations to Walt Disney World. We have worked with B&D since 2008 and our agent has always gone above and beyond the call of duty for us, which we truly appreciate. She has found us discounts when we did not know they existed and always keeps us updated with the most recent information available. Beaches & Dreams is very knowledgeable, respectful and passionate about what they does. We enjoy working with them and will continue to have them help us in planning all of our vacations. Our agent's advice was invaluable to us. Thank you!
~ The Siebold’s, Lakemoor, IL
On behalf of Craig, Jackson and myself I wanted to thank you for helping us plan a wonderful trip back to Walt Disney World in Orlando. As we did last year, we had perfect weather and a fun (exhausting) and amazing time there. Thought I'd send along a few points as highlights:
Disney's Yacht Club Resort - Got the perfect room for us this year (3007). Beautiful view of the lake, the fireworks at Epcot and as a bonus a day bed for Jackson which left Craig and I with big comfy separate beds to spread out on. The room was fabulous and impeccably clean every day. The cleaning person left a different "towel sculpture" which included our son's 2 stuffed lions each day we were there.
Epcot - Got to see lots more this year including the pavilions, fireworks and more rides. Firework/laser show is unbelievable.
Via Napoli - Thank goodness we had reservations. Even with them, we waited 15 minutes (not bad). Is a very big, loud, busy place but the food was really really good - fresh, hot and great servers.
Magic Kingdom - Got another good fix of Pirates, Haunted Mansions and Space Mtn in addition to lots of other things.
Yachtsman Steakhouse - Got the same waiter from last year. The steak was impeccable, service fantastic, ease of meal with kid in tow - excellent.
Hollywood Studios - Our son was big enough to get onto Rockin' Roller Coaster which we did 3 times. Our fav. Also managed to get onto Toy Story which we loved loved loved. All your tips for all the parks had us wait no longer that 20 minutes (start to finish) for anything this entire trip. Woo hooo!
Flying Fish - Loud, rude, overpriced, wouldn't recommend to anyone. We managed to eat our appetizers but couldn't stomach our mains. Manager comped the meal and we went outside for ice cream instead. The boardwalk is lovely though. Glad we boated over and saw it. A great place to stroll and relax.
Animal Kingdom - Took all your tips (and a VIP pass which got us 2 rides on Expedition Everest in 40 minutes alongside a FastPass) and loved the park. Got there early and were done by 2 p.m. Had lunch on the way out at Rainforest Cafe. Nice treat vs quick service in parks. Oh and we had a fruity boozy drink which helped. Laughs.
Typhoon Lagoon - Fun, bit thrilling in places. Still kind of a gross out for me (not sure bikinis should be made in size 20 and men definitely shouldn't wear speedos -eewwww). Son really enjoyed it though.
California Grill - A fitting finale to the trip. We had dinner at 7:30 pm with a gorgeous sunset, best table in the house, spectacular view of the Kingdom and all. Meal was exceptional in or out of Disney. Waiter was fabulous. We ran from the Contemporary up into Magic Kingdom and enjoyed the 10 pm fireworks. Tired puppies by the end of the day.
Thank you so much once again. You are simply the best!
~ Caroline Coulson, Canada
My family and I are tremendously grateful to Beaches & Dreams for planning a flawless vacation for us! I asked our agent to plan our trip to Disney World because I knew that she was an expert on all things Disney in addition to being well-organized, thoughtful and on-the ball. She did not disappoint; in fact she exceeded my high expectations! When we started the planning process, the agent provided me with several options for our accommodations and talked me through the many options that WDW has to offer.
We ultimately decided to stay at Port Orleans French Quarter and my husband and I both were thoroughly impressed with both the property and how well that particular resort fit our family's current needs. We had absolutely everything we needed and more and I attribute that to Beaches & Dreams' willingness to listen to my needs and matching that with the right property.
Beaches & Dreams secured several wonderful dining reservations for us, including the much sought after Be Our Guest, Cinderella's Table and the Coral Reef. Our daughter loved meeting her favorite princesses in Cinderella's castle as well as dining in the Beast's castle. Our agent helped make our daughter's experience even more special by securing her a reservation at the Bibbidy Bobbety Boutique right before we visited Cinderella's Table so she felt (and looked) like a princess when she met the princesses!
Our agent planned our itinerary so we were able to maximize on every minute we had in the parks. We had four days and three nights and our itinerary was set so we were in the right places at the right time and literally did not miss a thing. We were able to see the parades, fireworks and shows we wanted and knew ahead of time where we should be and when. It was invaluable and without it, I feel confident we would have felt stressed and also would have missed out on so much fun!
Beaches & Dreams made our trip to Disney so special and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if not for our agent, our vacation would not have been nearly as special and memorable as it was. I have and will continue to recommend Beaches and Dreams Travel to everyone I know who is considering a trip to WDW for their family. We're already looking ahead to working with them on planning our next family vacation to Disney World.
~ Lora, Chagrin Falls
I have never had a better experience with a travel agent than I have had with "Beaches and Dreams Travel." I was given their name from a very close friend and was leery at first!! I thought I had to pay extra to have a travel agent book my vacation... However, I was very wrong!! On the contrary, I actually saved money by using them!! The deals and discounts our agent was able to acquire for me WAY exceeded my expectations. There were upgrades, specials on dining plans, and many other things that there is noway I would have gotten if it wasn't for Beaches & Dreams!!
Not only is our agent able to get us great discounts, but she is on top EVERYTHING, including dining reservations!! She knows where to eat. Offers suggestions to accommodate anyone's palate. And is willing to spend the time on the phone and online to get the best reservations for her clients!! I have tried to make reservations on my own and it is extremely difficult (being put on hold for very lengthy time periods, and rarely getting the time slots that are most desirable, and that's only if you are able to get a reservation at all). It's nice to have someone doing the work for you that you know you can trust, and that you know only has your best interest at heart!!
Beaches & Dreams also offered many options when it came to choosing a resort. There are resorts to accommodate everyone's needs!! Which I never would have known if it weren't for our agent. She was very thorough when it came to explaining the difference price ranges and the reasons for the differences!! Everything from amenities, dining options, room sizes and room options, and what is involved in traveling from each resort to each park. Whether it be by bus, boat, or monorail... It all plays a part in resort pricing!!
Finally, I was shocked to find that our agent also had the knowledge and means to book vacations outside of Disney. My family and I were interested in adding another week onto our vacation to relax. We wanted to check out of our resort, but stay in the area. I mentioned it to our agent and she jumped right on it I had a list of house rentals and condos the same day!! Including prices, photos, amenities, and maps of the surrounding areas!!
I cannot thanks Beaches & Dreams enough for their hard work and dedication!! I have recommended them to everyone I know and will continue to do so. Needless to say, we will be contacting them every time we need a vacation!! I first spoke with Beaches & Dreams in February of 2012, and they have already planned 2 of our family vacations!!
~ Johnna Vaccarino
Our agent at Beaches and Dreams is a wonderful personable person and to boot an amazing travel agent. She has not only met but constantly exceeds our expectations every Disney vacation we have booked through her. She takes care of almost everything for your vacation plans (dining plans,suggested itinerary, show times, parades and events) all you have to do is enjoy your vacation. We have used other travel agents in the past, but our B&D agent is who we exclusively use now.
~ The Gallaghers
We contacted Beaches & Dreams at the end of January to schedule a vacation for our family to Disney World for mid-February. Within a day, she had our entire itinerary planned. Her attention to our family’s needs was tremendous. We have a 16 month old and she booked us a ground floor room for ease with the stroller. For our 6 year old, she was able to reserve a character lunch at Animal Kingdom and found an opening for lunch with the Princesses at Magic Kingdom (quite the surprise given our last minute booking!). We had several questions about the Disney dining plan which she graciously answered over email and even called us at home one evening to explain. Our children appreciated the postcards that arrived in the mail from Mickey, the princesses, and Chip and Dale. The girls were even more surprised to receive a postcard after we returned from Mickey and Minnie saying how happy they were to see us at Disney. We are grateful for all of her help in making our vacation so “magical”!
~ Christina and Michael, Philadelphia, PA
Thank you so much for all of your help booking our DCL vacation. We are so appreciative of the advice you gave including choosing staterooms, dinner seating, spa experiences and excursions and other helpful tips. It was invaluable to have help from someone with your experience. The stateroom gifts were an unexpected surprise and were a fabulous way to start our trip! We will not hesitate to use your services again and would definitely recommend you to anyone planning a vacation on land or sea!
~ The Hammonds, Canada
We are back from our vacation and can't wait to get some sleep! We had a lovely time and Michael enjoyed the trip thanks to Disney doing what they do best. He always had a good time in the Oceaneer's Lab & Club and it gave us a chance to go have some adult alone time!
Thank you so much for taking such good care of us. We polished off the bottle of Asti within one hour of getting to our room. I didn't realize how good Champagne could taste! Thank you for that and the lovely box of chocolates. Everything was delicious.
We ended up getting the early seating for dinner somehow and we were so appreciative of that! As the days went on, Michael was more and more worn out...something that isn't easy to do! We didn't even miss having a verandah, but if we cruise again, I'm going to have to budget for it anyway!
Thank you for all of your help in planning our vacation. It went off with no unwanted surprises and many happy surprises.
~ Dawnn, Greg & Michael Danaher
Wanted to thank you for planning our trip to St. Ive's, and our Globus tour starting in London and continuing on to Hampton Court Oxford, Stratford, Upton, Avon, Broadway, Bath, Stonehenge, Salsbury, Brighton, Tunbridge Wells, and back to London. We have never been on a train before, and the ride was fantastic, and very comfortable. We had no problems with planes,trains, or taxis. Also ....Our suitcases were always delivered at the right hotels and picked up every time(we just left them outside our door). The meals were more than perfect, and our tour guides were such nice people. Thank's to you we had a wonderful vacation. Every time we didn't have to carry a suitcase, or had a great meal, or saw something really cool, we would say......THANK YOU MARIE for planning our Vacation. See you next year,( Maybe Paris)!
~ Rosemarie Davidson
Beaches and Dreams made our Walt Disney World trip the most wonderful vacation we've ever had. Our agent took the time to find out about our family and what each of us would like to do while on vacation and she then created an itinerary to fit our family perfectly. They know the ins and outs of Disney like the back of their hand. They told us the best place to sit while watching parades and fireworks, the most unique restaurants to eat at, and the things that can't be missed while visiting the parks. If you want to have the time of your life and see Disney like you've never seen it before-I would highly recommend that you book your vacation through Beaches and Dreams. Have a very happy new year and once again, thank you!
~ Cindi Haycox
I'm so happy that I chose to use Beaches and Dreams to book our Disney vacation! Our agent did an excellent job getting me information extremely fast. We booked our trip within about 2 days of calling! Any time I had a question she answered immediately. Not to mention her vast knowledge of the Disney parks! She gave us great insider tips and information that I would have never found on my own. One of the coolest things our agent did was sent my children post cards from the Disney characters. They thought that was the best thing ever and are still asking, "Did I get anything from Mickey?" Don't hesitate to call!!! I'm so glad that I booked through Beaches and Dreams. It made my life and my vacation much easier!
~ Jill Kellogg
My husband and I were looking for a special trip for our 20th wedding anniversary. With so many all inclusive options available in the Caribbean, we were a little confused as to which location and resort would best suit our needs. I contacted Beaches and Dreams Travel. They worked with me via emails and texts to find out exactly what we had in mind for our trip. They were very knowledgeable in answering all of our questions and were always VERY quick to respond to emails and texts. With B&D's informative input, we choose the Riu Palace Bavaro in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It was an absolutely perfect week. It was exactly everything we were looking for!!! I would not hesitate to book another trip or to refer my family and friends to them for their vacations. It's great knowing B&D is taking care of all the details for you!