I'm Windy Golden and I am a dream maker. I specialize in Disney destinations but I can get you anywhere!! Best of all my services are FREE!!
I am not only a vacation planner, I am the owner of Portkey Vacations. I can offer a great deal of assistance with planning the perfect Disney vacation.
My extensive knowledge of all Disney vacation products can help you get the most out of your vacation. If you're not the theme park type, no problem! You can experience Disney's world-class service aboard one of Disney Cruise Lines luxurious ships. Or at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa located on the island of Oahu in Ko Olina, Hawaii. There's also Adventures by Disney, which offers guided tours to any number of destinations across America or around the world.
In addition to the amazing Disney Destinations, I also provide the same great personalized service to help you with planning ANY trip of your dreams -- be it to Mexico, the Caribbean, or just a fabulous weekend getaway to your favorite city!
The greatest part of all of this is that there is no charge to you! There are no booking fees and no extra charges -- my service is complimentary! And once you book, my job is not done. I can book dining reservations, provide you with itinerary planning, and answer all travel-related questions. I will also continue to watch for discounts and promotions that may be applied to your already-scheduled vacation. So you can rest assured that you're getting the best value without the hassle of tireless research on your part.
The Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs is always a fun outside the park activity during the holidays! Which tree is your favorite?
[12/17/18] My family and I returned on Saturday from a weeklong much needed vacation to Orlando. We spent four nights at Disney and two at Universal. Christmas is hands down my favorite time to be in the parks. The weather was perfect, except for one huge rainstorm the first day where we got soaking wet. The decor is gorgeous and the crowds were fantastic. I’ll be showcasing a few things over the next week so stay tuned!
Happy Thanksgiving week! I’ve got lots of family at the World this week and thanks to hand picked FastPass times and personalized itineraries, they don’t have to wait in lines like this!
Our 2nd annual toy drive is about to kick off! We have partnered up with Capes for Kindness this year in hopes of spreading some major holiday cheer to disadvantaged youth, foster homes, and hospitals all over the DFW area! If you don't know who they are, head on over to their page or website and check it out. They do amazing things and are just getting started. We are so excited to be working with them! If you would like to donate please get a hold of me to set up a pick up or drop off throughout the month of November. Don't forget to share with all your family and friends!
[10/15/18] I am currently without WiFi for who knows how long. I am working as best I can from my phone but forgive me if I’m a little slow to respond.
The Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package is back!! Booking opens October 22nd and they will book up extremely fast.
Enjoy a 5-night stay at a select Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort hotel (checking in on Dec. 17 and checking out on Dec. 22, 2018), 4-day theme park tickets with Park Hopper Option and some exclusive experiences at Walt Disney World Resort during your stay.
Exclusive Nighttime Access to Toy Story Land on Dec. 17 – Spend time at Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios enjoying Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers, and Toy Story Mania.
Celebrate the Season at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on Dec. 18 – Ring in the holiday season with a ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park
Exclusive Nighttime Access to Select Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park Attractions on Dec. 19 – Enjoy exclusive nighttime access to Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, Expedition Everest, and DINOSAUR – plus, an exclusive showing of Rivers of Light.
Exclusive Early Morning Access to Shopping at World of Disney Store & Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail Experience on Dec. 20 – Shop at World of Disney store at Disney Springs, and visit this year’s Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail and enjoy hot chocolate and cotton candy.
Enjoy an Exclusive Holiday Themed Buffet Dinner Event at Epcot on Dec. 21 – Enjoy a holiday-themed buffet dinner event in World ShowPlace Events Pavilion.
If you are interested in putting a little Disney magic into your holiday season, head on over to portkeyvacations.com and fill out the quote form. Mention this package in the additional info section and I will get back with you as soon as possible!
[10/01/18] 2020 sailings for Disney Cruise Line released today for Platinum Castaway members. We are expecting general public release to be later this week. This includes the Hawaii and New Orleans sailings. If you would like a quote for either off these please send me an email with number of people going and ages of kiddos ASAP!! Some categories are already booked up so these will go very fast!! I can do complimentary 3 day holds if needed! firstname.lastname@example.org
HUGE news from Disney Cruise Line this morning. Starting in early 2020, after a 5 year hiatus, Disney Cruise Line will return to Hawaii for 2 special cruises!! This itinerary covers four of the beautiful islands!
AND for the first time EVER, Disney Cruise Line will sail out of New Orleans in early February 2020!!
Do you love to travel and always find yourself helping friends and family plan their vacations?
Portkey Vacations is now looking for both experienced and inexperienced agents to join our growing and knowledgable team. We are a very tight knit group that offers support and encouragement and all the training you will need to become successful doing something you love! If you are a self starter, have a strong passion for helping people, and can provide exceptional customer service, we want to talk to you!
A little late on this one but meet the Navarro Family!!
Where did you go on your vacation?
Disney World 🙌
What was your favorite park? Animal Kingdom ❤️
What was your favorite ride?
The Flight of Passage (by far the family favorite)
Ohana (a lot of travel time but so worth it .... take an Uber)
Do you have a favorite magical moment of your vacation?
Seeing my daughters face light up when she first saw her makeover at the bibbidi bobbidi boutique
Any tips or tricks you would share with future Disney travelers?
Uber is about 10$ or sometimes less to get to where your going and can save hours of precious time during your vacation, plus gives a cool experience meeting the locals
How did using Windy benefit your trip?
Windy was so amazing... I hadn’t been to Disney since I was 5 and I had SooooooOoo many questions and Windy had all the answers. Our vacation went so smoothly and I feel like we were up there vacationing like the seasoned Disney vacationers. Will most definitely be using her next time ❤️
Disney released two new promotions this morning for Spring. My personal favorite, Play, Stay, Dine is back for stays January 1- March 9 and Give the Gift of a Magical Stay is good for stays January 1- April 27. Save up to $600 or 25% on rooms! Availability is limited and there are some room restrictions as always. $200 deposit is all you need to plan those Spring vacations!
[09/24/18] Our email provider is down for the time being. If you are waiting to hear back from me via email this may be why. The best way to contact me for now is via Facebook messenger.
In the back of Diagon Alley you can find Knockturn Alley. This seedy corner of the Wizarding World is where the followers of the Dark Arts go shopping, Knockturn Alley functions less as a shopping center, like all the other avenues in Diagon Alley, and more as a walk-through attraction. It’s not to be missed, though: from the expansive Borgin and Burkes to the myriad interactive wand locations to the area’s ceiling, which ensures it’s perpetually dark and foreboding.
Butterbeer may seem like the obvious choice but there are many other options available.
Pumpkin 🎃 Juice
Fishy 🐟 Green Ale
Tongue-Tying Lemon 🍋 Squash
Otters Fizzy Orange 🍊 Juice
Peachtree 🍑 Fizzing Tea
Gilly Water 💧
If you’re looking for something a little stronger there are several adult friendly beverages to try too.
Hogs Head Brew, Wizards Brew and Dragon Scale Draft Beers 🍺
Fire Whisky fire 🔥 🥃
The Triple “Deathly Hallows”
Hogs Tea 🍵
Pear 🍐 Dazzle
At the Gringotts Money Exchange in Diagon Alley, you can trade your U.S. currency for Gringotts bank notes in $10 or $20 denominations. You can also ask the goblin questions!
The bank notes can be used for purchases within Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, and at select locations throughout Universal Orlando Resort. Any unused wizard money can be transferred back into U.S. currency at the Guest Services office in either Universal Studios Florida or Universal's Islands of Adventure.
"The wand chooses the wizard Mr. Potter." In both Hogsmead and Diagon Alley, you can step inside Ollivanders Wand Shop where you have a chance to be chosen by Ollivander himself. But if you aren't, don't fret, you still have the opportunity to choose your own wand from the shop. This is a great interactive experience for all wizards and witches! You can choose from regular wands or interactive wands that perform spells throughout the Wizarding World.
At the Wizarding World of Harry Potter ⚡️you step right into the books and movies. You can dine at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmead and The Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley.
The rustic tavern Three Broomsticks is the place to go for good food, friendly conversation, and of course—a Butterbeer 🍻 . The cosy, snow-capped inn is the place where Harry Potter had his first taste of the sweet wizarding drink. Through the centuries, the Three Broomsticks has welcomed countless Hogwarts students including Harry and his friends.
Inside you’ll notice details such as cast-iron chandeliers, weathered wood beams, and balconies brimming with curious bric-a-brac. Take a seat and have your fill of tasty British fare including ‘The Great Feast’, Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, and Fresh Vegetables.
The Leaky Cauldron is a small, grubby-looking pub and inn. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry stayed there for several weeks over the summer before heading off to Hogwarts for his third year.
Once inside, you'll find yourself under a cathedral ceiling with views towards the guest rooms in the inn. Menu items include Bangers and Mash, Fisherman's Pie, Toad in the Hole, Ploughman's Platter, and more, plus a Kid's Menu offering Fish And Chips, Macaroni Cheese, and Cottage Mini Pie.
This bad boy breaths fire every 10-15 minutes in Diagon Alley!! You can always tell when it’s fixing to happen, you’ll hear a low rumble grumble. 🔥 🔥 Night or day it’s a must see!
Did you know that there are four great performances in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to enjoy?
In Hogsmead you can hear the vocal stylings of the small choir of Hogwarts students, accompanied by the smooth bass rumbles of their giant croaking frogs as they perform familiar wizarding songs with an a cappella flourish.🎶🎶🎶
You can also cheer on students from Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, and Durmstrang as they lead the excitement for the Triwizard Tournament. 🏆
Over at Diagon Alley, sway and groove to the dulcet tones of Celestina Warbeck. The swinging show features never-before-heard songs including 'A Cauldron Full Of Hot, Strong Love', and 'You Charmed The Heart Right Out Of Me'. 🎤🎶
Gather 'round for a stage show presented by the Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts. These adept players perform a trunk show using stylized scenic pieces, props, and puppetry to retell two famous tales of Beedle the Bard, a 15th-century author of wizarding fairytales. 🎭
Which one would you like to see the most? Or, which is your favorite if you've already seen them?
I hate: Dinosaur 🦖
Overrated: Spaceship Earth 🌏
Underrated: Winnie the Pooh 🍯
I love: Splash Mountain 💦
I cherish: Splash Mountain (no judging) 💦
I sob through: Journey Under the Sea Little Mermaid 🧜🏼♀️
I miss: Splash Mountain 💦
That keeps me laughing: Splash Mountain (it really is my laughing place )💦
[09/05/18] Would you rather face Blue the raptor at Islands of Adventure or Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios?
Looking to do something different for Christmas 🎅 this year? How about putting a trip under the tree 🎄?!? Give the gift that keeps on giving with memories for years to come! Book a Disney or Universal Vacation for anytime in 2019 and surprise 📢 your loved ones with the trip Christmas morning! $200 💵 deposit for Disney World or Land, 20% cruise fare for Disney Cruise Line, or $50 per person for Universal with the ability to make payments! No. More. Excuses.
One of the most common questions I get is, "how far out should I book my Disney vacation?". The answer to that... AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! There are several reasons for that. 1.) Dining reservations open 180 days in advance. To get some of the more popular reservations, it is very important to be ready to book those as soon as possible, especially if you have a larger group or are going during a busy time, i.e. Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.. 2.) The further out you book, the longer you have to pay it off. With just a $200 deposit required, it's like a layaway for your vacation! 3.) The longer I have to plan the most magical vacation possible! The more time I have to work my magic, the better your chances are of getting everything you want!
No. More. Excuses, book the trip!
Been busy playing catch up this morning enjoying the quiet but missing my monsters. #firstdayofschool #workfromhomemom
Reservations are now open for the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM Dessert Party at Hollywood Studios this Holiday season! Enjoy an array of holiday-themed snacks, decadent desserts, beer, wine, and specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. While Guests are taking part in the festivities, kids of all ages can come and meet a VIP Disney character.
It's almost time for back to school, here is a math lesson you can't get wrong! Pricing is for a family of four with two kids under 10. Plan for next year and have a full year to pay it off! Enjoy Epcot's Food & Wine Festival and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! #halloweenatdisney #disneyworld #epcotfoodandwine
This one is easy for me, I don't do the Dole Whip.
I have so many families that will be enjoying Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this year. Make sure to pick up your Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card featuring the Orange Bird this year.
[07/26/18] How do you like your Butterbeer? And if you've never tried it, how do you think you would like it?
Merry Christmas in July! 🎄 ☀️
I'll say it, Space Mountain is so much cooler! #sharkweek
Nothing would keep me from my Laughing Place! #sharkweek
Put a little mischief in your merry when Universal Orlando unwraps a resort-wide celebration that will elevate your season.
Experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley are transformed with wondrous spirit. Treat yourself to Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. And watch the live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch in the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular.
Come, stay, and celebrate the season at Universal Orlando Resort. You've never had a holiday like this. Join me this week, as I go over all the festivities in more detail!
[07/18/18] I am out of the office until Saturday evening. If it’s an emergency or you’re traveling, I can be reached my email or phone.
Yes please! This resort in Punta Cana is on our family bucket list. Something for everybody!
[07/15/18] If you could FastPass just one of these, which would you pick? Roller coaster vs simulator...
Past clients, I need a favor! If you have used my services in the past, please take a minute and leave me a review!
Disneyland is calling 👇👇👇👇👇
💥💥Last minute promotions!!!
"4 for 3" promotion: With this special offer, you can stay 4 consecutive nights in a select room at either Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa 🌲
Disneyland Hotel 🚅
for the price of 3 nights! Offer valid for stays most nights August 5 through September 29, 2018; travel must be completed by September 30, 2018.
Book through September 13, 2018
"Last summer hurrah" promotion: Stay close to limited-time, Pixar-themed fun with this special summer room offer!
Explore room savings available at all 3 Disneyland Resort hotels most Sunday through Thursday nights from August 5 through September 27, 2018:
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa 🌲
• Save up to 25% on Standard rooms and up to 30% on Premium rooms
Disneyland Hotel 🚅
• Save up to 20% on Standard rooms and up to 25% on Premium rooms
Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel 🏖️
• Save up to 10% on Standard and Premium rooms
Book through September 13, 2018.
I am over the rose gold, but that shiny iridescent sure has caught my eye 😍!
We have an agent on the ground exploring the new Toy Story Land, and he got this great shot of the construction progress going on at Galaxies Edge!!
[07/09/18] Easy choice for me...
Starting this year, we will be giving our kids experiences, not material rubbish as Christmas gifts. We will be making memories instead of collecting useless nonsense. It's Christmas in July and time to start thinking about putting that trip you always wanted to take under the tree! $200 deposit with the ability to make payments, booking through December 2019 available now!
[07/09/18] Effective immediately, I will only be reachable via email, text, phone, and messenger through this page, between the hours of 9a-5p Monday through Friday. If you are traveling or it is an emergency, you may contact me at anytime through the methods above. I will not be responding to personal Facebook messages.
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