Glass Slipper travel planner to present "Enjoying Disney with Grandchildren" Jan. 18

January 16, 2014
Abby McCullough of northern Delaware, grand-niece of Glass Slipper travel planner Duane Whitman, gazes at the bronze statue, "Partners," in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. SOURCE SUBMITTED

Disney-certified Glass Slipper Concierge travel planner Duane Whitman will present hourly talks about "Enjoying Disney with Grandchildren" from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View.

Everyone is invited to enjoy light refreshments while learning about the best ways to travel with grandchildren to Walt Disney World: on the Disney Cruise Line, on Adventures by Disney, at Disney's new Hawaii resort Aulani and at Disneyland. Whitman will also offer free individualized planning tips as time permits.

"Be sure to bring your questions," says Whitman. "The more the merrier."

Whitman, who frequently gives talks about the best ways to travel Disney, has been an avid Disney fan all his life and has visited Walt Disney World more than 30 times, sailed on the Disney Cruise Line numerous times and has been planning custom itineraries for families visiting Walt Disney World since 1972.

A graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, he joined Glass Slipper Concierge, a Disney-specialized, authorized, travel concierge service that offers meticulously planned Disney vacations, in 2012. He specializes in selecting and reserving the best resorts, park tickets and dining plans to meet specific needs and desires, and beyond those basics offers free, customized concierge itinerary planning, complete with free one-on-one, on-call help during vacations if desired, and fee-based, onsite guided tours.

A lifelong resident of the Millsboro area, Whitman has managed the Ellen Rice Gallery for 15 years. He offers free Disney travel consultations and planning, and can be reached seven days a week by calling 302-448-1534 and by appointment at the gallery year-round.

The Ellen Rice Gallery is at 103 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View in the west end of the old Country Wicker Building, 2.2 miles west of the Bethany Beach totem pole on Route 26.