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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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    Dave Jaworski


    Thank you for sharing your Father's Day and the stories of the men in your life. And God bless the cast members who go the extra mile! 

    Looking for a kleenex…


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    Brenda Bayless

    Wow! Thanks for this story, as I am wiping the tears from my eyes too.  I have always wanted to buy a brick to commemorate an occasion. Hope you find your bricks, now I need to go find a couple of bricks of my own, Dave

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    Bret J Bowen

    Thanks so much for taking the time to post this. I also am wiping tears as I read this. I lost my mom less than 7 days ago and got the call to come home from WDW as she had gone down hill fast. I made it in time and got to say goodbye.  On saturday got a wonderfull call from WDW and they are returning the points i did not get to use. The Magic of WDW never fails I and I hope it goes on for ever and ever….. . 

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    Beci, I found this story late last night read it first thing this morning and it brought a big smile to my face I hope you found your Bricks and get to spend a few mins with your Daddy as I'm sure he's there with you!!

    Disney has to best Cast Members !!!

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    Debbie Woodall Rhea

    Oh Beci, what precious memories. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. Cast members are incredible. Nolan did his Internship in 1994 and told me how much the service is stressed. But you truly feel the compassionn and caring heart of some who are so special


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