MickeyTravels Agent Virtual Meet & Greet – Lynn Blevens

October 21, 2014 by MickeyTravels

MickeyTravels is excited about our new initiative – The MickeyTravels Agent Virtual Meet & Greet. We will feature a different MickeyTravels agent on a daily basis. We’re proud to have the best Disney Travel agents in the world as part of our MickeyTravels team and this will allow you to get to know them even better. Today the spotlight shines on Lynn Blevens from Washington!

Disney Virtual Meet & GreetName: Lynn Blevens

Where are you from? I was born and raised in Oregon but I moved to Washington six years ago when I got married. My husband and I now live just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. We are in Vancouver, Washington with the boy with just adopted and our two little dogs.

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First memory of Disney?  As a young child, my family and I would sit down in front of the TV on Sunday nights waiting for Walt Disney to appear and introduce that night’s magical show. It was truly something to look forward to and helped me feel I was part of the Disney family no matter where I was.

Disney Travel AgentWhat makes Disney MAGICAL in your eyes?  I have always believed that the magic of Disney began with Walt and that his message, “Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” was a way to live. He created a world where it was not only accepted but encouraged to view the world as a child with a child’s wonder and joy. The world through the eyes of children is nothing less than magical and who doesn’t love to be able to live with moments of that kind of wonder and enjoyment!

Disney Travel AgentFavorite Disney destination and why?  How can I pick one destination?! I absolutely love the Disney parks with a new appreciation for Disney’s California Adventure. I find joy and happiness every time I visit. I have also traveled the world, however, just as one does on an Adventure by Disney. My time in the counties of Vietnam and China, along with other locales,has been some of the most memorable I have ever had.

Disney Travel AgentFavorite Disney Character and why?  I have long had a deep love of all things Pooh. As an educator, I so appreciated the fact that the inhabitants of 100 Acre Wood live a life without violence; I always believed they had plenty to teach children. I must also admit that there is now part of me that loves to laugh at the “sas” of Disney Pixar’s Mrs. Potato Head when she “puts on angry eyes” and shows just how she’s feeling with one little look.

Disney Travel AgentFavorite Disney Attraction and why?  For someone who loves children and culture, is it any question that my first love has always been “It’s a Small World”? And I don’t mind dragging anyone who is with me on the ride at least once a trip – no matter how long the song stays with us afterwards! On our most recent trip, I did find myself returning to Toy Story Midway Mania to better my score, however!

resortFavorite Disney Resort and why?  With Disney there are so many choices and resorts are no exception – there are so many great locations! If I have to pick I guess I’d say… I love the look and feel of the Grand Californian Hotel at Disneyland. It is warm, rustic, inviting, and at the back door of Californian Adventure. Now that’s a great bonus!

Favorite Disney Restaurant and why?

restaurantForgive me but I’ve got to pick two. They are completely opposite one another and I just could not choose.

California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort: The food and service are fabulous, the view is amazing, and the evening is topped off with a view of fireworks from the Magic Kingdom (at least). It is a memorable evening and well worth a visit!

resortHoop Dee Doo Revue at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground: Here you eat all things bar-b-que but you are also in for an evening of entertainment. On our visit a performer asked where we were from and then announced to the entire restaurant that we’d traveled from Washington. The responding performer shouted out, “All the way from Washingtun…Kick up your heels and have some fun!” We felt we were “somethin’ purty special” after that!

restaurantFavorite Disney Quick Service Restaurant and why?  On our most recent trip to Disney World, we had lunch at “Be Our Guest.” Not only did the restaurant have three magical dining rooms, each with their own flair, the food was truly delicious. This is a great place to have a true Disney “experience” while enjoying a very tasty meal.

Disney Travel Agent3 Disney characters you’d like to have dinner with and why?  I have never laughed at a character as hard as I did upon meeting Gaston! I love to laugh and think an evening in his presence would be memorable! I’d also want to include Alice – her message is charming, clever, and quick. We might have to add Mary Poppins to the group; she would keep Gaston in his place. It makes me chuckle just to think of the three of them together around the table. What a fun meal!

snackFavorite Disney snack and why?  The Dole Whip found at the Tiki Juice Bar outside the Enchanted Tiki Room… What’s not to love?!

Disney Travel AgentFavorite Disney Movie and why?  As a girl, I loved the movie Jungle Book. I’m not actually sure what the draw was except that I loved the music. I can still remember when my parents bought me the Jungle Book album (the precursor to the CD for those of you who are too young to know J). It was just so fun! And I’ve kept it all these years!

3 Favorite Disney Song and why?  How can you like Jungle Book and not love “The Bear Necessities”?! Then there’s “It’s a Small World” even if you can’t get the song out of your head all day. And finally, “Hakuna Matada.” Yet another catchy tune. Which one are you singing now?

Disney Travel AgentDisney character you’re most similar to and why?  I have to say, I think there’s a little of Merida from Brave in me (although the similarities are obviously not at all physical). I have never been a “princess” and the description of Merida as an, “…outgoing, forceful, headstrong and willful personality” with a “softness of heart.” rings a bit true with me.

characterIf you could be one Disney mascot for a day who would it be and why?  Well, today I’d like to be Alice from Alice in Wonderland (this might change tomorrow). She is clever and fun and not too “stuffy.” Besides, she makes people chuckle and gets to tell people that, “You can celebrate your un-birthday every day except when it’s your real birthday and then you can celebrate your birthday. But on your un-birthday you can have un-birthday tea and un-birthday cake and un-birthday candles. You can always have something to celebrate when you celebrate your un-birthday!” How fun!

theme parkIf you could work at one of the Disney theme parks, what job would you want and why?  There is no doubt that my job at Disney would have to be one where there is talking! Customer relations would be perfect but during our last visit we participated in the “Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom” experience. It was so fun to learn about the experience from the Main Street Firehouse cast members and return to talk to them again each day. I would enjoy sharing this fairly new experience with others. Besides, the Firehouse is right there at the parade entrance/exit. An added bonus.

theme parkBest part about being a MickeyTravels Disney Travel Agent?  The idea of helping others realize their Disney dreams is not only exciting but incredibly rewarding! Who wouldn’t love being an instrument in helping others find joy and happiness and create their own memories for a lifetime!

theme parkWhy should I book my vacation with you?  I want to know what YOU, your family, and your friends enjoy and what you want to have happen on YOUR vacation. I want to help create the vacation experience you are dreaming of, one that will be filled with outstanding memories. What happens to you on your Disney vacation is important to me – I plan your vacation as though I am planning one for my loved ones, friends and myself. I have a love of Disney and strong organizational and planning skills. You can focus on the fun to come while I do as little or as much as you’d like in the planning of that fun!

Feel free to reach out to Lynn with any questions or comments. Lynn can be reached at lblevens@mickeytravels.com or 1-866-667-8383 (direct) or 503-701-2904 (cell). She can also be found on our website at www.mickeytravels.com/lblevens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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