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Introducing Kelly B!



By Dave Shute

Those of you who pay attention to the comments on this site or on my Facebook page will recognize the name of frequent commenter “Kelly B.”

Kelly is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, and was hand-picked to specialize in helping readers of yourfirstvisit.net several years ago.

She can help at 980-429-4499 or kellyb@destinationsinflorida.com.

So I asked Kelly to introduce herself—and here she is!

INTRODUCING KELLY B.

Introducing Kelly B from yourfirstvisit.netBy Kelly B.

Hi I’m Kelly B, the official Destinations in Florida Travel Agent for yourfirstvisit.net.

Travel has always been a part of my life. Family vacations during my childhood created snapshots in my memory.

One of my first memories is being perched on my daddy’s shoulders to see the fireworks in the Magic Kingdom. It’s the moment my love for all things Disney began.

As an adult my travels take me all across North America. I’ve lived in 9 states and visited over 25 others.

But a permanent tag with “Destination: Walt Disney World” hangs from my luggage. No matter what, my heart always returns there. And now as a mother of 3, I’ve not only watched my children enjoy the magic of Disney from infants through their teenage years, but I’ve been able to continue to experience Disney and all of its magic.

It was a dream come true when I was asked to become an agent with Destinations In Florida. As a travel agent I’m able to combine my love of travel, my fondness of planning and organizing, and my heart towards helping others, all into one.

In addition to the knowledge I’ve gained from my own travel experiences, I continue to do specialized training in the travel field. I’m a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge. I’ve also earned certification as a Universal Specialist, SeaWorld Parks Specialist, Orlando Travel Expert and Royal Caribbean Cruise University of WOW – Expert Level.

If you need help planning your next vacation please contact me at 980-429-4499 or kellyb@destinationsinflorida.com.

As your personal Disney World expert, when you book with me, I am able to provide you with our agency’s many valuable service including:

  • Free Itinerary Planning (valued at $149)
  • Free Mouse Perks – Tips, Updates, and Fun Freebies (valued at $299)
  • Free Dining Services – Dining suggestions and reservation planning (valued at $69)
  • Free Future Discount Search – Ongoing searching for future discount to apply to your vacation
  • Give Kids The World – Our agency is proud to support one of Orlando’s local organizations called Give Kids the World. This organization is a 70 acre storybook village in Kissimmee where children with life-threatening illnesses are treated to a cost-free fantasy vacation. For every package booked with our agency, a donation goes to Give Kids the World. Thank you for helping support this wonderful organization.

 

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And if you tell me “Dave sent you,” then for qualifying vacations I’ll even send you a free copy of The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit!

I look forward to helping you create the magical vacation of your dreams.

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Thanks Kelly!

I get great feedback about Kelly, and she’s been such a help to many readers of this site. If you book your Disney World trip through her, you get her great help, plus the benefits noted above.

Much more important, Destinations in Florida then shares a bit of the commission they get from Disney World back with me, which I then use to take trips to keep the site updated!

So use Kelly for your next trip, and we’ll all be better off!

She’s at 980-429-4499 or kellyb@destinationsinflorida.com.

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13 comments

1 Kelly B - Agent with Destinations in Florida { 03.19.15 at 9:15 am }

Thank you Dave. It truly is such an honor and privilege to work with you and your fans.

2 Caroline { 06.24.15 at 10:36 pm }

Hi Kelly! My family and I are planning a trip to Disney World in February 2016, flying in on Feb. 9th, staying hopefully on site if not too expensive, til the 14th and then heading to Port Canaveral for a Disney Cruise that leaves on the 15th. We have already booked our cruise through the Disney site and our airline travel through Alaska Airlines. We would really like some help in planning the rest of our trip. We would like to stay on Disney property if possible but because we are spending a lot on the cruise we are hoping to save some on the rest of the trip. I can purchase park tickets through work, a three day hopper with two extra days free for $339 for adults and $319 for kids but would buy them from you if the price is as good or better. Our party includes myself and husband, our single adult son, our daughter, her husband, and our three beautiful grandchildren, ages at the time of the vacation 7, 5, and 2. We all get along very well and would love to either stay all together or with adjourning rooms. We would also need transportation to Port Canaveral on the 14th with accommodations for all of us for that night and then transportation to the ship. We are still not sure what our plans are for the end of our trip.
We would love to have your help!

Caroline Galicic

3 Dave { 06.26.15 at 7:36 am }

Caroline, OK if I share your email with Kelly?

4 Kelly B - Agent with Destinations in Florida { 06.26.15 at 7:41 am }

Hi Caroline,

Thanks so much for connecting here at YourFirstVisit.net. I got your email late yesterday and will be in touch with you shortly. Can’t wait to help you plan your WDW vacation!!!

5 Rebecca { 07.07.15 at 8:47 pm }

Kelly,
We are about to plan our Disney World vacation and its actually going to take place in just a few short weeks! We honestly can’t decide on how many days, like at all. We have 4 days available but I’m not sure if just one, two, or three days are enough in the month of July. We are looking at the dates of the 20-23 of July. Do you have any discounts during those days of either tickets or hotels in disney? We are a family of 5 (3 young children ages range from 1-5 and my husband and I). I would VERY much appreciate your help. I’m feeling very lost in this planning business!!! Thank you so much in advance
Rebecca

6 Dave { 07.09.15 at 7:49 am }

Rebecca, at those ages you have several options. You could focus only on the Magic Kingdom for two days (spread over three claendar days if you can–e.g. 2 mornings, an afternoon, and an eveinng, or you could add to the Magic Kingdom half days at the Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Disney’s FastPass+ program now lets you pre-book three rides a day in advance, and you kinda need to do this NOW as those are very crowded dates and the best rides will disappear, leaving you with even longer lines. See this for how to do it.

7 Debbie Johnson { 11.11.15 at 10:12 pm }

Hi Dave. Planning first visit. May go back, but not sure. Going with my 5 year old son who might hit 44 inches by our April 12-19, 2016 trip. Any tips on which days to be at which parks? We would like to figure in a nap time from 2:30-5 on most days. This way we can go back to the parks until close.

8 Dave { 11.12.15 at 10:37 am }

Debbie, at that age there’s not much at Epcot and around half a day at AK and HS that’s appropriate (see this). So your afternoon naps will be most relevant for your MK days. Because of crowding patterns, an hour or two earlier will better fit the ebb and flow of crowds in the park.

April 12 avoid Epcot
April 13 avoid MK
4/14 avoid Epcot
4/15 avoid MK and HS
4/16 avoid MK and AK
4/17 avoid HS
4/18 avoid MK and AK
4/19 avoid EPcot

9 Debbie Johnson { 11.14.15 at 6:14 am }

Thanks Dave. We can get by without a nap (we don’t nap at home). I was just trying to figure out a way to experience as much as possible but not get total sensory overload. We can have a pool/hotel day in the mix to combat the no nap as well. I want him to see the cool evening shows, so trying to figure out the best way to make that happen. Any different suggestions? If we don’t take a nap we can probably be pretty solid until around 5 or 6 pm. Thanks. Debbie

10 Debbie Johnson { 11.14.15 at 6:21 am }

As a side note, my son is fearless and will ride whatever he can. His favorite is the spinning UFO where the floor drops out, so thinking he is ready for space mountain and the like. Based on reading your book and this site i should aim to ride those kinds or rides in the early morning with no fast pass+ or get a very late afternoon fast pass+ and perhaps only do a half day at the park that day and stay late for a show?

11 Dave { 11.17.15 at 8:35 am }

Debbie, yes! Early morning plus FP+ plus a late return for the shows, or late FP+ plus shows–either works!

12 Jayden { 01.18.16 at 3:15 am }

Dave, My family and I are planning our FIRST trip to Disney World around the first week of June, 2016. It will be my 14 year old son, my wife and I, any tips on what days to be at which parks? We would like to get reservations at one of the resorts inside the park for convenience, but hoping to stay on a budget as well. I have heard about Fast Passes and the such and have also heard that with the FP you can take a break back at the resort later in the afternoon and return to park activities in the evening. Any and ALL help to get the most out of our visit and the best “bang for our bucks” would be greatly appreciated.

13 Dave { 01.18.16 at 10:36 am }

Well, Jayden, you basically want to start here. I have an itinerary designed for that period that I still need to flesh out here: http://yourfirstvisit.net/2015/12/01/disney-world-2016-fastpass-higher-crowd-itinerary/

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