JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

Update: upcoming last-minute Disney trip. In a week!

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Well dear readers, I am excited to report that in a week, I’m headed off to Disney World for a few days!  I have the opportunity to go with one of my fellow travel agents, and I am jumping at the chance!  And this time I’ll be staying at the Polynesian!  I LOVE this resort!  On almost every Disney trip, I find myself either dining at one of the restaurants at the Polynesian, hopping over to visit their gift shops on a Magic Kingdom day, or just walking the grounds ’cause it’s so darn pretty!  But this will be my first time STAYING at the Poly.  (Because I have “DVC”, aka Disney Vacation Club – Disney’s version of a timeshare – I stay at resorts that have DVC villas.  The Poly is not a DVC resort, so I’ve never gotten a chance to stay there – until now!!!)

 

We’ll be a part of the test program of Disney’s new Magic Bands.  These are wristbands that guests wear which contain all your info – park tickets, room key, dining, fastpasses… it’s ALL on there.  And this new program lets you pre-choose up to three FastPasses per day BEFORE you leave for your trip.  (You can only pick from one park per day as the current system stands.)  We already have FastPasses booked for Animal Kingdom and Epcot.  I have mixed feelings about the new program, so I’m eager to try it out.  And see what methods will be in place to make this system work with the current FastPass system.  You know I’ll of course report back to you and let you know all about it!

 

I’ll be eager to have another trip to The World in a non-busy time of year.  (It’s been awhile since I’ve done a non-summer trip!)  Looking forward to thinner crowds overall!  🙂

 

I’m currently working on getting all my other trip blog posts updated before I leave, so fret not, they are on their way!

 

Current countdown: 7 days ’til Disney!!!!!

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Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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