Kari Audino – Travel Advisor

RESIDENCE

Winterville, North Carolina

GET TO KNOW ME

Hey there!  My name is Kari Audino, and I’ve been with Pirate and Pixie Dust Destinations since 2015.  I’m married to Jay and we are parents to an 8-year-old daughter and foster parents to an everchanging crew of little ones.

I’ve been going to Disney my whole life, but my love for Disney really began the first time I visited with my husband during college.  We have visited every year since!  I am a former teacher but now spend my time sharing my love and knowledge of Disney through vacation planning.

 

MY TRAVEL PLANNING SPECIALITIES

Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Universal Orlando, Sandals & Beaches Resorts, Secrets Resorts

MY TRAVEL  HISTORY

Walt Disney World – 40+ visits: Experiences – International Flower and Garden Festival, International Food and Wine Festival, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, RunDisney Events.

Disney Cruise Line – Silver Castaway Club Member with sailings on Disney Dream and Disney Wonder

Universal Orlando

Tokyo Disneyland

Sandals Montego Bay

CERTIFICATIONS

College of Disney Knowledge

Universal Orlando Specialist

Certified Sandals Specialist

AM Resorts Master Agent

CONTACT

EMAIL: kari@ppddtravel.com

PHONE: 252-689-8647

OFFICE HOURS: M-F 8:00 am – 2:00pm EST, or by appointment

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GUESTIMONIALS

If you have vacationed with Kari being your travel advisor, please leave a testimony of your experience below!

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Lindsay Thompson March 16, 2018 at 10:41 am

Kari has now planned two Disney Vacations for us! She has done all the grunt work and offered promt and thorough responses to all of our questions. She has made the planning process seamless and so much less stressful than if we had tried to navigate this on our own. When people ask us what’s the best advice for planning a trip to Disney, my immediate response is “Call Kari!”

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Katie Merritt March 16, 2018 at 10:45 am

Kari was wonderful to work with and my family had the best time on our Disney vacation! She was knowledgeable, helpful and patient with all of my questions and requests for recommendations. The blog on her PPDD site has lots of great tips and information too. If you are planning a Disney trip, make calling Kari the first step on your To-Do list!

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Tracey Mudd March 16, 2018 at 11:01 am

Kari has planned a total of three trips for my extended family and I. I can’t imagine why I ever tried to do this on my own. Kari responds promptly and has lots of helpful hints on how to maximize your time at Disney. In addition to scheduling your FP so you aren’t walking back and forth from one side of the park to another, she will help you find dining reservations. She even keeps her eyes open for last minute availability. Her experience and knowledge made our trips more enjoyable. Can’t not say enough good things about her service. I also live in Kentucky, never met her face to face, but she was still able to help me. Disney is the happiest place on earth let Kari help you focus on the magic and not the work.

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Kristi Thompson March 16, 2018 at 11:50 am

I have and will book all my Disney vacations with Kari!

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Jenna Williams March 16, 2018 at 2:09 pm

Kari did a wonderful job planning my Disney trip and handled every detail perfectly! She is very knowledgeable about Disney and so nice to work with. We will use her again.

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Jennifer Orr March 16, 2018 at 2:27 pm

I think the key to our trip with young kids was having the right fast passes at the right times, and Kari was super helpful with that. Her knowledge of WDW – based on how frequently she visits herself – was also very helpful when choosing a resort and restaurants. She was never pushy but always worked to give us the itinerary we wanted to have. I would recommend her and use her again!

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Sarah Chastine March 17, 2018 at 8:07 am

Kari was so helpful in planning our Disney cruise and WDW vacation! We had never gone on a Disney Cruise before and I had a lot of questions. Kari answered them all and was so helpful in getting every aspect of our trip planned. She was so knowledgeable on the best way to coordinate meals and fast passes and our schedule and how to make the best use of our time. Kari loves what she does and she does an awesome job! We were so grateful for all of her assistance!

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Allison Miller March 17, 2018 at 10:42 am

Kari was amazing helping us plan our first ever Disney vacation. I would have been completely lost without her. She helped with fast passes, dinner and even made sure all of our locations knew about my son’s food allergy. I was extremely grateful and she went above and beyond what we expected from a planner.

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Lee Byrd March 27, 2018 at 8:22 pm

Kari did an excellent job planning our trip and made it such an easy process! She took the time to answer my MANY questions and helped make it a special first trip for my daughter. Our Disney vacation was awesome and we will definitely be using Kari again in the future!!

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Michelle Monk April 9, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Good morning! Our trip was amazing!!! Thank you so much! We had an absolute blast and it was relaxing despite lots of people. The reason it was relaxing is because we knew exactly where we were going because you planned it all out. The three back to back fast passes that you set up were perfect. The meal plan was awesome! The two sit down meals were perfect! At Ohana we had a corner table in the back overlooking the resort and we could see the castle. At the character breakfast, the characters all spent lots of time with the kids. My favorite was flin rider showed the boys how to give a smoldering look.

Thank you so much! Your email about what characters are at each park let us meet new characters we didn’t even know were at the park. We loved the boardwalk. The location was perfect and the calmer atmosphere was great for the kids. The rooms were a perfect set up for us. It will be our go to resort. Thank you so much and we will use you again to book our next trip. I will be sure to let anybody who is planning a trip know about you. Thank you for your hard work!

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Jennifer Pratt August 11, 2018 at 7:35 pm

Kari was amazing to work with! She was very patient answering all of my questions throughout the process. We had to change our initial vacation plans days before we were supposed to leave due to a family crisis. Kari jumped right on it, changing hotel times, places, fast passes, rescheduling dinner plans, etc… We were in a position where vacation plans were last thing on our mind, but she handled it all so that we were able to go a month later and have a fabulous trip. I can’t thank her enough for all she did for us!

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Emily Coley October 11, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Kari was wonderful!!! She was able to book and secure every FastPass and restaurant we requested on the days we requested them. She was very detailed with our itenerary and stayed in contact with me updating me on hours, changes, payment and general info. She always responded quickly to any questions I had. I highly reccomend her and we will be using her again for future trips.

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Ashley Sawyer December 5, 2018 at 8:21 pm

When we decided to take our girls to Disney World, for their FIRST trip, I was completely unsure of how to even begin. I got in contact with Kari through Pirate and Pixie Dust Destinations and she made the planning seamless. She answered any and all of my (sometimes crazy) questions promptly and thoroughly. I never felt like I was not in control as she asked questioned about our family and what we envisioned; however, Kari completely planned the entire trip while I got to keep my sanity and enjoy the process. She reserved our resort, character meals (3), FastPass+, and even added reminders that truly benefited our ability to do and see as much as we possibly could. I wouldn’t plan another trip, without going through her. She made our trip the magical adventure it was meant to be.
THANK YOU Kari!

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Shannon W Smith December 6, 2018 at 9:17 pm

Kari was my advisor for my family’s 1st trip to Disney including my husband and 2 children. She was fantastic! Kari’s passion and love for Disney was infectious. She was extremely detailed and rapidly responsive. Kari is able to provide recommendations based on the participates ages and preferences. She was wonderful to work with and highly recommend anyone out there thinking about planning….should call Kari!

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