Cara

Cara Detwiler – Independent Consultant with The Enchanted Traveler

 

 

Name: Cara Detwiler

Specialty: Walt Disney World,

Phone: 443-904-7807

 Email: cara@theenchantedtraveler.com

 

 

There is nothing as magical as a Disney vacation! I have traveled to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and the Disney Cruise Line with young children and teenagers, on trips with “the girls”, on trips with other couples, and for my honeymoon. I’ve visited Walt Disney World during the winter holidays, the summer, spring break, Halloween, and for running festivals. Every time of year is a great time of year to meet up with “The Mouse!”

I often think back to my first trips and regret that I didn’t know then what I know now. There are so many resorts I didn’t realize were perfect for my family. There are so many attractions I missed out on because I didn’t have a strategy for waiting in line. There are so many restaurants I didn’t get to enjoy because I didn’t even know they existed. There are so many tours I wish I had taken, shows I wish I had seen, and other tips I wish I had known so I could have maximized my experience. After more than 10 Disney trips in the past 10 years, I have learned so much about designing a relaxing and fulfilling experience, especially in Walt Disney World.

 I have such a passion for Disney vacations. Let me plan your vacation so you and your family get the most from your time!

I am available by email at cara@theenchantedtraveler.com or by phone at  443-904-7807.

 

Testimonials

  

This was our first trip to Disney as grown-ups with kids of our own. We knew beforehand that Cara had done an amazing job but once we got there, we realized our trip would have been a disaster without her! There are so many tricks, so much organizing, so much planning. We would have been overwhelmed and ultimately lost without the itinerary Cara made for us. We got to do all the things we wanted to do, and had a great time along the way. We were exhausted every night but had a great time. Thanks, Cara! We will recommend you to anyone planning a trip to Disney and will definitely be back ourselves!”

-Claire and Bryan, Baltimore, MD

  

Cara was the best thing to happen to our Disneyworld trip! We were four adult trying to navigate the waters of all that was Disney. The sheer amount information was overwhelming. After talking to Cara, it was clear that we were amateurs. She was so knowledgeable, we decided to pull out all the stops and let Cara plan the trip that she would plan for herself. Cara planned the most fabulous jam packed adventure through all four parks. The itinerary flowed seamlessly from the first waking moment, to the first ride fastpass, to snacks, to the last fireworks. Cara had us dining in the most wonderful restaurants in all the parks and some hotels too. It was an unforgettable experience. I got more than I ever imagined out my first Disney experience, thanks to Cara. I couldn’t stop talking about Cara and the magic that she worked on our Disneyworld trip, that my coworker has already enlisted the help of Cara for her family Disney vacation. I can’t thank Cara enough for the most magical Disney experience I could have asked for. Thank you!”

-Monica F., Washington, D.C.

  

Cara’s thorough and thoughtful planning completely transformed our trip into a magical experience! No more relying on Yelp, studying menus and debating choices; just relax and enjoy. Her expertise shines through on some of the subtle details, from favorite snacks to transportation tips to best ways to use FastPass. She gave us a fantastic, tailored vacation, and we can’t thank her enough! We’ve already recommended Cara to friends, and will most certainly ask her to help us plan our next trip!”

-Drew, Richmond, VA

  

Cara did a wonderful job creating a very detailed and efficient itinerary for us. She made sure to consider our plans with other family members and included that in our itinerary. She also picked restaurants we would like based on the type of food we like as well as the type of atmosphere. Our itinerary was easy to understand and follow and it guaranteed that we got to everything we wanted to get to even with the parks being very crowded! Cara definitely took a lot of the stress out of planning a Disney vacation!”

-Kristen M., Maryland

 

Thanks Cara for planning a fabulous trip, we followed the plans you made to the T and felt like we did it all! Thank you so much!”

-Chanda, Millersville, MD

  

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 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 wantsfor your vacation
  • Research time devoted to finding you the perfect vacationmatch
  • Counselingon the best ticket type and length for your family needs.
  • Trip proposals offering the very best optionsincluding pricing.
  • Your selection booked, ensuring the best value and service.
  • Recommended dining options and Advanced Dining Reservationsmade 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 tipslike the best fireworks viewing and tricks for saving time and money for the best vacation experience.
  • Least crowded parksrecommendations 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 listincluding 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 requestssuch as gifts in the room, birthday cakes, spa appointments, anything you can think of!
  • Advice and assistancealways just a phone call or email away!

$200 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 wantsfor 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 optionsincluding pricing.
  • Your selection booked, ensuring the best value and service.
  • Recommended dining options and Advanced Dining Reservationsmade 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 tipslike 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 minutesin any line when using our advice!
  • Reservations for special activitiessuch as princess makeovers and dinner/show packages.
  • Arranging for any special requestssuch 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 assistancealways just a phone call or email away!

$100 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 vacationmatch
  • Trip proposals offering the very best optionsincluding 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 ideasfor your destination.
  • Creating reservations in advance for the activitiesyou 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.

 

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

Planning only services are by space available.  Please inquire to see if our schedule is open for accepting planning only clients at this time.  We strive to provide the best service possible and as such, we limit our planning work load so that we can provide as much personalization and attention to detail as possible.  Rush planning services (less than 35 days before travel) are available only on a case by case basis; please inquire by email.

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.

 

 

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Testimonials

  

Cara helped us plan the most magical Disney vacation! I am a mom of three young boys, ages 2, 4, and 7. It felt daunting to plan the trip around their individual needs. I wasn’t sure how to navigate what rides they would enjoy together versus when to split up to enjoy separate age-appropriate activities.
Cara thoughtfully designed a customized itinerary that addressed the needs of each member of the family. We knew when to split up and when to come together. We skipped the lines to meet our favorite Disney pals and instead met them at character meals. She planned a special meal at the Aloha Luau, a resort show/meal that we had never heard of- it was amazing! Cara made fast pass selections for us, ensuring that we never waited in line for more than 15 minutes. In between fast passes, she made recommendations of where to go and what to do. This was especially helpful in Epcot, which is a park that (I thought) had the least to offer young children- who knew there was a juggling act in Italy and an acrobat in China?! In addition I was completely unaware of the playgrounds inside of the parks, which was a great way to break up the day and run around in between rides.
If you are looking to get the most of your Disney vacation, without worry and hassle, contact Cara! She knows the ins and outs of every park and can truly provide the most magical Disney experience for your family!!”

-Noelle H., Baltimore, MD

Steve and I were SO happy we utilized your services and expertise for our day at Universal. Your itinerary was great and wait times were minimal…even on Memorial Day! We LOVED our dinner. The restaurant was beautiful, service was excellent, and the food was yummy. Thanks for the recommendation! Cara, because of you, we were able to thoroughly enjoy every minute of our day, especially everything Harry Potter. I am the proud owner of the Elder Wand and, as I frequently remind Steve, I have the most power. Thanks again for everything! You gave us a very memorable and special day!”

-Barbara C., Owings Mills, MD

Cara did a fantastic job for us. She recommended restaurants we never would have known about on our own and did a great job of pacing us through the parks. We were able to see as much as we could have wanted with three small children, but at a pace that let us really enjoy it. She reduced our stress and increased our enjoyment of the parks. When Hurricane Matthew hit and the parks were closed she even helped us get refunds and reschedule what we had missed. It was a great comfort during a stressful time. We will definitely work with her again.”

-Marc, Allison Park, PA

Cara August 13, 2015
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