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Tracy – I just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed the BEST vacation we have ever taken as a family! Thank you for all your help with our trip to Aulani in Hawaii!
Meredith – Thank you SO MUCH! On behalf of my Family – We can’t imagine navigating this process without someone as helpful as you’ve been. Greatly appreciated.
I wanted to share the wonderful experience I had with Kathy Atchue. In summary, my wife and I made a last minute decision to go on a Disney Cruise last Friday (for a date scheduled in 10 days). I emailed Kathy got an out-of-office with the contact of alternate agent I reached out to the alternate. Instead, DURING HER VACATION, Kathy jumped at my request, and after a bunch of wrangling with Disney’s computer system, got us all taken care of. During the time she should have been spending with her own family. This is not an anomaly, it is our fifth Disney cruise with y’all and Kathy has helped us in this manner on every occasion. You probably know this already – you have a gem on your team!
Lauren has booked all of our DCL cruises and does an amazing job. She and the rest of the staff take care of everything.
I am so glad I came across the Small World Vacations site and even more grateful to have had Angela Dail as my travel agent! From day one, Angela answered all of my questions thoroughly and patiently. The past two years, she has navigated us through multiple trip rescheduling and adjustments to help us find exactly what we needed. Thanks to her help, my daughter and I were able to take the trip of our dreams on the Disney Fantasy and that’s exactly what it was! I have never experienced such amazing customer service, from the point of booking, to the entire Disney Cruise staff, to the concierge at Port Orleans resort and Animal Kingdom. Disney knows how to do things right – but above all else, Angela is a rock star. I would have booked next time on my own except for that Angela was such an amazing source of support from start to finish that I can’t honestly imagine booking a vacation without her guidance now. The extra touches like booking us in a Port Orleans (Princess and the Frog-themed) Resort because I was disappointed to lose the Tianna’s Place restaurant when we switched cruises and giving us great tips on the best times to get on rides in Animal Kingdom. She made every aspect of our trip better and I was able to stay calm even in a number of stressful situations, knowing that if something went sideways, I could always call Angela and she would help me. At the end of the day, a company cannot remain successful without stellar employees – be sure to hold on tight to Angela Dail! Thank you, Small World Vacations for taking such good care of us and helping our dreams come true!
I just wanted to give a shoutout to Small World Vacations’ agent, Olivia, who has been helping us plan a trip to Disney World with three of our grandkids in April. She has taken care of everything, providing us with a wealth of info and suggestions. We haven’t visited Disney in many years and so much has changed (especially the prices!) so we would not have been able to do all this without Olivia. She has been wonderful. Don’t ever lose her!
I wanted to let you know how impressed I have been with my Small World Vacations agent, Melanie. She has gone above and beyond helping me plan my first Disney Cruise. I had tons of questions when she first helped me book years ago, and now she has had to rebook, and rebook again for me due to Covid. She has been so positive and helpful throughout the whole rescheduling mess. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone interested in a Disney Cruise! She is simply the best!!
Angela – Our hotel is beyond our wildest dreams! You have made every dream come true. By having this experience I feel like everything I want is achievable and part of that was having you on our team❤️ Thank you!
My wife and I would like to commend Heather Garrett of your staff and the remarkable job she did for us planning and executing our Walt Disney World vacation. Both in terms of rapid response/accuracy/great attitude and the all-important font of information she was excellent. We have been to WDW multiple times under our own booking and consider ourselves fairly experienced as a result but many details have changed as a result of COVID and her expertise helped us to navigate those changes fluidly. This was a very expensive retirement trip for us and all of our extended family so getting details right was important. Travel plans had to be adjusted, re-adjusted, and re-re-adjusted multiple times. One of our families missed one day at the park, one missed two days, and we missed three days of the 7 days originally booked. Two of our families never made it and I can assure you that as we are now into planning the make-up trip for them that we will be utilizing Heather again. Heather worked overtime and ceaselessly to assist us in any way she could and she did not miss a beat. It is our personal opinion that you might refer to her in the future as Saint Heather. She was that good
Tracy – I want you to know how much I appreciate working with you on my family’s Walt Disney World vacation in March 2022. You contacted me hours before Disney alerting me to their discount on rooms at selective resorts. You were on point and proactive on my behalf. This is my first time using Small World Vacations, and so far I am impressed with your attention to my vacation plans.
Our week at Disney World was truly magical, and despite the Pandemic, perfectly seamless in large part due to Lisa Felix at Small World Vacations. So glad we worked with her.
She got back to me so quickly, and I have my answer! Fantastic customer service from Tracy!
Riley, thank you so very much for all your valuable advice and the time you spent making reservations and many changes to some of those reservations as well. You have made the process of booking Walt Disney World vacations so easy and seamless. Thank you for all your efforts to ensure that we have the accommodations that we request. Riley, you are simply amazing. We really appreciate all that you do for us. Thank you for always making the time to be available to speak with us about Walt Disney World vacation trips.
I just wanted to say, over the last couple of weeks Carrie has been amazing helping me setup and plan my vacation. She’s been very open to answering all of my many questions, signed me up for extra services and kept in contact with me about everything. I had to come in a day late due to a delay and she called me on a Sunday to touch base. I greatly appreciate her and I wish there was more I could do to show it!
Hello Wendy!! I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for making our entire trip so easy and smooth! You are the best and went above and beyond with us! We received nothing but the BEST customer service from you! Thank you so much! And if we ever plan another trip I hope I get you again!
Want to send a short out for our agent, Jill. We got caught up in the Southwest disaster and she was able to rebook us. She was delightful.. We should all have employees like that.
I just wanted to thank Carrie for help assisting me with my first trip to Disney World. She answered all my many questions, made me aware of discounts and secured them and let me know ahead of time when to book my dining plus she took care of my Boo Bash ticket!! I did a lot of researching plus the added benefit of DFB, I’m glad I went with Small World Vacations!! Sherelle
Hi AJ! Just wanted to say thank you for these lovely newletters, vlogs, and recommendations. I used Small World Vacations, recommended through DFB and had the best experience with agent Julia and am looking forward to our 2022 Disney Cruise!
I wanted to write in and express my gratitude for my travel agent Lulu and her backup Angela. Both of these women have made my vacation planning process so easy! Lulu has taken care of all my Disney Cruises and has always worked to handle any requests I had. She responds quickly and does an amazing job – she has earned our business for life!!! Recently a Florida resident rate became available for our 10/9/21 sailing and while Lulu was on vacation, I reached out to her backup Angela. Angela did the legwork to see what the best option was for us to get the best deal and saved us $1000! We were able to take that money and put it towards the next cruise we were planning. We are simply elated with these two women and their customer service. They make vacation planning so easy, and I am always encouraging friends and family to work with them! They truly are gems!!
I just wanted to put in a rave review regarding Small World Vacations’ agent Amber Vaughan. We have worked with her for a number of years now. She is always quick to respond, very helpful in setting up our trips, & goes above and beyond what we expect. SHE IS AWESOME!
I wanted to take a moment to share my sincere appreciation for our Small World Vacations’ agent, Kathy This is our fourth reservation with her, and due to current conditions the October 2021 cruise was no longer a viable option for our family. The window to modify our reservation fell during her vacation. We cruise with two special needs kids, so we need special assistance with selecting our stateroom. Kathy took time out of her vacation to help us modify to a later cruise date and to access the stateroom we needed. She is a gem and we are so appreciative of all she has done for us since first working with her in 2015
I just wanted to give a shout out to Small World Vacations’ agent, Tanya. I am beyond amazed at the level of customer service she provides. On two separate occasions she has taken care of our Disney Cruise reservations even though she was on vacation with her family.
I just want to brag a little on our travel representative Heather Garrett! In a time that has been so uncertain, Heather went above and beyond to help us prepare for our upcoming vacation. She has been so amazing and deserves great praise!!! Thank you
Our travel agent Karen Nunn was assigned to us when we wanted to book our Walt Disney World vacation quite some time ago. We asked so many questions due to Covid, we changed our mind so many times with our hotel choice, our ticket choices and had so many numerous questions we have emailed and called her about it was a lot for anyone to handle. I can tell you if our roles were reversed, I would have been aggravated and frustrated to say the least. Karen on the other hand was the most kind, thoughtful, considerate, patient travel agent I have ever used. I will never use anyone else but her. Karen is exceptional at what she does and her knowledge of Disney is second to none! She went out of her way to make our trip perfect. I subscribe to the people that have recommended your company which is how I decided to obtain your service ( Disney Food Blog) So glad we did!
Would love to give a giant shout out to Lauren (Lulu) at Small World Vacations. She is the best!!! Thank you Lauren for helping us have the best vacation with our daughter’s family at Disney World, Grand Floridian Resort last week!!!
Thank you Marion for all that you have done/will do to make sure that we will have a magical vacation in 2022. You are an excellent travel agent with the knowledge, experience, and perfect personality to plan for all things Disney. We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your help and effort now and later as we book our park stay and cruise details.
Hi Karen, Our trip to Aulani was amazing! Long awaited due to COVID but overall well worth the wait. First off, thank you for being on top of responding to my many questions, finding us the best value and setting us up for a fabulous vacation. The room was perfect for our family and I can’t stop raving out the service from Small World Vacations. Our kids loved the resort and being in Hawaii that they’ve requested to go back every year as a family! We snorkeled, swam with dolphins, lounged by the pool, enjoyed the beach and attended the luau. Everything was perfect! Again, thank you so much for everything. We will look forward to using you and Small World Vacations in the future.
Riley, again, thank you for all your help regarding this latest mini vacation. Please tell your manager, that we booked this mini vacation thanks in large part to your helpfulness and knowledge. In fact, due to your expertise, what started out as one vacation a few months ago has now blossomed into 3 vacations. I would like everyone to know just how helpful you have been to make these vacations reality for us.
I just wanted to say how much we appreciate Lisa Felix. We had a small “hiccup” on our (first) trip to Universal Studios in early May, and she was very kind, thoughtful, and helpful throughout. She was also very quick to address our issue. She did a great job! Please let her know that we are thankful! Sincerely, Jill from Louisiana
Kersie- this email is long overdue! I wanted to THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping me plan such an amazing trip to Disney World for my family. There was not a moment through the whole process that so felt like I wasn’t being supported, you were there to help guide our adventure and make it perfect!! Your customer service was above and beyond magical!!! You listened to what we wanted, you searched it out and made it happen! The hotel and room recommendation was spectacular, the park schedule was spot on, the airport to hotel transportation made it seem-less. I can’t wait to plan our next Disney adventure with you!!! Hopefully you have/will receive some referral calls because I brag about how wonderful you are. Thank you!
Marion, you seriously have made our day! We have been so excited for this day and I cannot believe you made our Wish come true! OMG…you are our most magical Fairy Godmother! Let the countdown begin! We Are So Excited!!!!!
Hi Marion Thanks so very much for doing all the legwork for all of us again! It’s always been a pleasure working with you on these trips and this one has been no exception. You’re simply the BEST and we really appreciate YOU!
My family’s first trip to Disney World was in 1978. We would go once every two years and more often when the next year had a big event such as Mickey’s Birthday party or the opening of a new park. We always did our own planning, but after reading numerous Mousesavers Newsletters decided to give Small World Vacations a try. We lucked out on our first try with you and got Marion. We will never do our own thing again. She’s magical! Marion has watched for discounts so we didn’t get frantic. She has always made the planning fun, letting us know about what’s new in Disney and she is delightful!! (And professional and efficient and nothing short of a miracle worker!) Marion has been a blessing to our four families and to our friends’ families as well. She’s been a real blessing to us. This year is our 50th and we’d planned to take the whole family to Florida. Marion made all the arrangements and revised them and added “this” and subtracted “that”. We have been a challenge, to say the least. She’s handled everything with great good grace. I just want you to know that Marion is a treasure and we are so grateful for her help. You did really well when you brought her into Small World!
This happy guest sent this very kind and thoughtful email to AJ at DisneyFoodBlog Dear AJ – I am sure that you receive a lot of email filled with complaints. Well, let me send this email with only nice comments. Riley, at Small World Vacations is the THE BEST vacation planner ever!! Not only does she respond to emails and phone calls promptly, but she even made time on Saturday (May 8, 2021), HER FREE TIME, to spend over an hour discussing vacation plans with us (my wife, my daughter and me). Plus, AJ, nobody can be more dedicated than Riley since she emailed to me this morning, MOTHER’S DAY, our Confirmation Number and pertinent other information. I once again want to THANK YOU for telling us about Small World Vacations on your vlogs which we watch every day. Please inform your contacts at Small World Vacations just how pleased we are that they are working with us. I also hope that you mention their excellent service on your vlogs, as they are truly excellent. Thank you, AJ Alfred
Hi Marion – I appreciated your help so much with what would’ve been our Disney cruise in 2020 and wouldn’t trust anyone else with planning another Disney trip!
I wanted to give a shout out to Caylie McCann. She is the most responsive and helpful travel agent I’ve ever worked with. COVID has caused lots of changes yet she has put up with all my questions and requests!
I want to give a shout out for Tanya Uythoven who has been absolutely wonderful to work with. She has been very helpful on booking our DCL cruises and been so patient working with us through so many cancellations due to COVID this past year. We look forward to working with her for all of our future cruises!
I just wanted to let you know how amazing Karen Nunn was to work with. She answered all our questions and gave great recommendations. She also flawlessly worked with us through multiple changes as things came up beyond our control. I can’t thank her enough for everything she did!
From a Happy DFB reader – I just wanted to let you know that my wife, my daughter, and I spent over an hour today discussing possible Disneyland and Disney World vacations with Small World Vacations. We spoke with Riley, and she was a wealth of information, and so pleasant to talk to. Thank you for recommending Small World Vacations, as we look forward to booking several Disney vacations through Riley. She also spoke very highly about you and DFB GUIDE.
Michelle at Small World Vacations handled our trip in December (originally for May). I cannot thank her enough for all the hard work she put in to make our trip wonderful in this difficult travel time. She planned a 2 day Universal Studios trip for us and a 4 day Disney World trip. Her attentiveness to deal changes, ability to seamlessly handle the change of reservations during the closure and help along the way were very much appreciated. It was also a huge weight off my shoulders to know someone else was taking care of all the necessary changes. I would highly recommend Small World Vacations and will definitely use them again for our next vacation.
I am writing to share with you some insight into the fantastic service I have received from Marion. As my father used to say about me, I was born independent. I have personally arranged complex global trips for myself and my family because my standards and complexities are HIGH! This time I decided to take a chance and work with an agent. I now believe I can depend on fantastic travel plans in Marion’s hands. She has wowed me. She has shown me such a high level of consideration of all of our needs (from an autistic child to a 87 yr old with mobility issues). For the first time ever, I felt I had a true partner in making sure the trip will be wonderful- even beyond my own high standards. She offered me such valuable considerations unique to our needs for each option I was considering. That truly saved me so much time and stress as it allowed me to speed up decisions. I have been operating in a high stress mode given all of the complexities of Covid this year personally and professionally so having this process be stress free is HUGE. I could go on and on.
Hi Melanie – You set up our vacation so perfectly that all I can say, is how much I appreciated the time and commitment that you put into our vacation and every detail was surely noticed by me. I wanted to give my girls a vacation that they would remember long after I’m gone and boy did you deliver. I cannot thank you enough for what you have given them and me. Not only was it worth every dollar, but it was worth every smile and memory. Thank you, God Bless and know that you are forever in my prayers. You are truly one of the best.
To: Small World Vacations I wanted to take a moment and let everyone know how great of a job Renee has done with booking a Disney cruise vacation for me and my family. She has gone above and beyond to be helpful and timely whenever I have contacted her. Renee explained the process of what it means for Disney to cancel our cruise, and then took the time to help us rebooked on a Disney cruise by the end of the day. This was the second rebooking Renee has helped us with, and in no way did she make me feel like it was an issue or I was a problem. Thanks to Renee, I feel confident in my booking and that if I have any questions, she is right there ready to help. I will and have recommended Renee and Small World Vacations to my friends and family. Have a magical day, Brett
Hi Jill – I CANNOT thank you enough!!! From talking with you back in the summer of 2019, through now – you have represented “the magic” and I have just so much gratitude and appreciation for your patience, help, and knowledge!!!
I just wanted to say how much I appreciate Jill Maguire for all her help over the years and especially during a pandemic. We appreciate her immensely: she’s responsive, detail-oriented, and always has the best recommendations for our specific needs.
Hi Jo! We are packing and getting ready to go home. Thank you so very much for all the help you were in our trip planning. We had such a great time with our family and felt very safe with Disney’s precautions. Weather was cool but warmer than Ohio and only about an hour of rain during our whole trip. We ate at 16 table service restaurants and all were wonderful. Many were new ones to us since several of our usual go to’s were not reopened yet. The granddaughters loved the cavalcades and surprise appearances of the characters. The only thing we missed were the park hoppers. Didn’t really miss the fast passes like we thought we might. Ready to plan our next trip!!!!!!!!
I just wanted to take a minute to sing Small World Vacations’ agent, Riley’s praises. She has been a HUGE help and asset in planning our Disney World trip. She’s responsive, knowledgeable and awesome. We won’t plan another vacation without Small World Vacations! Thank you
Hi Shannon – I can’t thank you enough for all your hard and excellent work you did for us so we could have a very Magical Disney Vacation!! The Trip was more than I expected that is for sure. Everything was perfect (and I don’t say that word very often:) And a lot of that perfection was thanks to you. Thank you!
Hello Shannon, I wanted to thank you so much for answering all my questions and responding so quickly to my emails. I really appreciate how much you helped us with this trip. We would’ve had many issues had you not given us so many helpful tips. This was our first experience at Disney World and at times this was an overwhelming process for me. I have two smaller children and often times am incredibly busy.
Hi Jenny – We returned last weekend from our vacay in WDW and wanted to thank you for everything you did to make it a memorable and enjoyable trip. We really liked the Caribbean Beach Resort…the room and location were great (Jamaica) especially the quick walk from there to the Skyliner station! Overall we had a wonderful time, came home exhausted ( as usual; is there any other way? LOL) and are already looking forward to our next visit (presumably in better times) in a couple of years. When that happens, we certainly hope we can once again use Small World Vacations and specifically you again, to plan our trip! Again, our sincere and genuine thanks for everything you did to make our trip easy, enjoyable, and yes , magical!
Hi Sherri – Thank you SO MUCH for helping set up our trip, answering questions, dealing with the uncertainty of the COVID situation, etc. Your work made an unforgettable trip for my family and we are appreciative of that. I was really impressed with the COVID response at the parks with the markers on the ground and in the dividers in the queue lines. There were cast members walking around and making sure visitors were abiding by the rules. I promise that when we do get serious about beginning to make future Disney plans, I’ll email you first to get us started!
Hi guys, Meredith helped plan mine and my boyfriends vacation, and we could not have done it without her. We booked our flight a week before covid hit, and for 6 months were unsure whether or not we were even going to go. Meredith kept us up to date with every change and detail Disney was making, she answered my thousands of questions and emails, and her response time was the most impressive ever. The world was definitely a scary, and uncertain time, and Meredith walked us through everything with such ease, and allowed us to have the most incredible birthday/first time experience in Disney. We will 100% reach out again in the future, for our next vacation trip. Small World Vacations seems like the best kept secret that needs to be shout out to the world! Amazing job. Thanks again for everything you did. Much love, Brittany & Ramon
I wanted to give my TA, Annette Fayonsky, a shout out. She has been great all the way through our 1st Disney Cruise in 2019 to today. She has been juggling an upcoming/ now moved cruise, a WDW vacation and a DL trip. Unfortunately that DL trip will have to be moved but I trust Annette to do it. My wife and I understand that handling multiple vacations at once is stressful. We can’t imagine having to do it for multiple people/families too. We really appreciate Annette’s informative assistance and help. I cannot express my gratitude for her prompt responses. She is such a great TA. We will continue booking thru her and Small World Vacations for all of our Disney needs.
Hi Tracy – Thank you for always taking such wonderful care of us! So blessed to have connected with you, to receive your amazing assistance in guidance! Much Gratitude.
Hi Julia – We are on our way home. We had THE BEST time! We even made it on Rise of the Resistance! That sold out in seconds at 10 but made it in the 2:00 boarding call. Everything was great. We rode so many rides and multiple times. It was a wonderful time all around! Thanks again for all your help and answering all my questions over the last several months. We really appreciate it!
Hello I’d sincerely like to thank Jenny Schoelman & Small World Vacations for helping my family plan multiple Walt Disney World trips over the past two years. Jenny‘s expertise and patience for all my questions has been greatly appreciated and has taken the stress off of planning for me. I really appreciate that she gets back to me right away on all my questions and also comes up with some great ideas and saving tips she has been a lifesaver. I will definitely be recommending Small World Vacations to all our friends and family who plan on a Disney trip thank you again XO
Hi Meredith- We had a fantastic time! So much that we ended up cancelling our flight home and stayed a couple extra days 😅 Disney did sooo well with handling COVID. Felt safe, comfortable. This trip would not have gone as smoothly without you!
Hey there Cheryl! I’m so happy we didn’t cancel our trip because of COVID. I have to tell you that this was the most amazing trip I have had at Disney World. We didn’t even mind the masks and the temperature check was a piece of cake. The wait times were unbelievable! We got on Flight of Passage in 16 minutes. The girls rode that ride 7 times! We got on Peter Pan’s Flight in 15 minutes. We got to ride Soarin’ 3 times. No lines. In less than one hour we rode Splash Mountain twice & Thunder Mountain Railroad once. We were spoiled! We are planning on going again next year, but haven’t decided when yet. The pros far outweighed the cons. Once again Disney’s Cast Members far exceeded expectations! Thank you so much for all your help!
I’ve always booked Disney on my own in the past. KATHY at Small World Vacations has been such a big help with discounts and information. Let me tell you, I’d be pulling my hair out right now if it wasn’t for her!
Hi Ella – Thank you very much for all your help and tips throughout my time before our trip. Your help was indispensable with our hotel change due to the virus and also upon arrival! (We were a bit scared we wouldn’t be together as a family for a bit there…whew!) Thank you!! And I will refer Small World Vacations to anyone going to that area for sure! We had a blast in Walt Disney World! We were able to grab a boarding group for Rise of the Resistance on our last day at that park at the last time for boarding groups. Amazing ride, really more of an experience since you’re so immersed in it! My kids loved seeing Galaxy’s Edge, flying/piloting the Millennium Falcon, and riding Star Tours with no wait. Also, most rides at Magic Kingdom had very low wait which we had never experienced in our previous times. Loved the Skyliner!! The Pop Century was a cute resort too…nice pools and good food. Our only complaint was the masks in the heat and high humidity, but we stopped and took breaks.