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Beci Mahnken is Chief Magic Maker at MEI-Travel & Mouse Fan Travel. With over 16 years in the travel biz, she is a frequent guest on many travel and Disney community podcasts including WDW Radio, Mousetalgia, Mickey Miles & WDW Today. She was also recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine as the Super A-List Agent for Disney travel. Beci has long worked with the Disney fan community to help support fan efforts and create high profile events and has a passion for supporting deserving charities with a special emphasis on animal welfare efforts. Beci's dedicated to her craft of sharing the magic of Disney and travel with anyone who will listen.

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    Wow, Beci! That’s on my life “to do” list and hope to catch it one time that we’re in Florida. I’ve heard that people many times have tears in their eyes when it takes off – what a moving experience!

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    Steph in nc

    That is so cool Beci! I am so glad that you got to see it. One day I hope to see a shuttle launch myself.

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    This was a VERY MAGICAL moment! I am still in shock that we saw this! We stood in amazement on the balconies….

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    What an awesome thing! You really can do just about everything at Disney! 🙂

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    That is so awesome! Unfortunately I was all the way in Tampa and inside at the time of the launch. I did get to see it later on TV though.

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    Just had to come back and say….talking on the phone last night about this – – – still gave me chills! How very cool!


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