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Michelle Farrell

Team Leader

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Adelaida Mendoza

Adelaida joined our team in 2015 and has been a Disney veteran since 1976. Her family and close friends know her as "Disney Mom" for her deep passion and love for everything about Disney. In 2011, accompanied by her husband and three children, she decided to move closer to the magic. This allowed her to frequently visit the parks and enjoy each of the unique attractions, festivals, hotels and restaurants the Walt Disney World Resort has to offer. In 2014, she started her own blog where she documents all of her magical experiences for the Hispanic audience.

She's has planned many "magical moments,” by creating unique experiences for all of her children in honor of their 5th birthday. Whether it's a Pirate Adventure, a visit with Princess Aurora or some family camping Frozen style, Adelaida is ready and more than happy to use her knowledge and experience to help you make the best out of your next trip to any of the incredible destinations Disney has to offer!

Adelaide also works as an Elementary Teacher in the Orlando Area. She would love to help you plan your next magical Disney Vacation.

Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Family Trips, Traveling with toddlers, children, teenagers, “quinceañeras”, honeymoon, and families with special needs.


Adelaida se unio a nuestro equipo en el 2015. Sus familiares y amigos cercanos la conocen como "Disney Mom" por su profunda pasión y amor por todo lo relacionado con Disney. En 2011, acompañada por su esposo y sus tres hijos, decidió mudarse al ciudad de Orlando. Lo que le permite visitar con frecuencia los parques y disfrutar de cada una de las únicas atracciones, festivales, hoteles y restaurantes que Disney Resort tiene para ofrecer. En 2014 comenzó su propio blog donde documentó todos sus experiencias mágicas para la audiencia hispana. Ella ha planeado muchos "momentos mágicos", mediante la creación de experiencias únicas para todos sus hijos en honor de su quinto cumpleaños. Ya sea una aventura pirata, Una visita con la Princesa Aurora o algún irse de “camping” al estilo Frozen!. Adelaida está lista y más que dispuesta a utilizar sus conocimientos y experiencia para ayudarle a sacar el máximo partido a su próximo viaje a cualquiera de los destinos increíbles que Disney tiene que ofrecer!

Adelaida también trabaja como un maestra de primaria en el área de Orlando.

Las áreas de enfoque: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, viajes familiares, viajar con niños pequeños "", niños, adolescentes, "quinceañeras", luna de miel, familias con necesidades especiales


Michelle Spear

Team Leader

Michelle's Disney adventure began in early childhood, when she traveled to Walt Disney World with her parents, sister, and grandparents. The Disney magic was thrilling to her as a child, but the experience of sharing the Disney Parks with her husband and three children is an even greater gift. Michelle has experienced the Disney magic at Walt Disney World in Florida, Disneyland in Southern California, and also on Disney Cruise Line. Michelle would never turn down a trip to any Disney Destination, but one of her favorite experiences in the world is a nighttime walk around Epcot's World Showcase with the people she loves.

Michelle joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2010. She loves planning first time Disney vacations for young families. Her experiences with her own children have given her a special perspective on traveling at the Disney Parks with little ones. Michelle also specializes in multi-generational trips for large family groups. She has experience in coordinating Disney vacations for every age group, including those with toddlers, teens, young couples, and senior citizens.

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Aulani, Club Level Concierge, Family & Multi-Generational Trips, Honeymoons, Dining Recommendations, Planning with Children and Infants



Beth Smith

Team Leader

Beth has been inspired by the magic of Disney for as long as she can remember. She, her daughter and husband have vacationed at Walt Disney World nearly 50 times over the past 16 years. They have also enjoyed several magical cruises aboard the Disney Dream and Wonder. Beth joined the Magical Vacation Planner team in 2015. She has been assisting friends and relatives with planning their dream vacations since returning from her own first magical trip 16 years ago.

Beth has travelled to Disney World in all seasons and stayed at nearly every resort location so she has first-hand experience with a variety of Disney travel experiences- from the budget-conscious to the more elaborate Disney vacation. As a teacher for more than 30 years with a degree in Secondary Education (English) and a Master’s Degree in Special Education, Beth has worked with students of all ages and ability levels. She has been the lead teacher for students on the autism spectrum, and has additional expertise working with students with emotional and cognitive disabilities. Her expertise in these areas has helped families with special needs children plan their vacations that specifically address the unique needs of their child.

Beth is able to help adults, families with teenagers, families with school-aged children, and families with infants and toddlers plan a vacation that meets specific needs and preferences. Beth and her husband have recently enjoyed the experiences and amenities that Disney has to offer its adult guests. Disney is not just for children! She is able to assist you with recommendations for resorts, dining, attractions, entertainment, and Disney cruise vacations for all ages. Contact Beth today to plan an exciting vacation that is personalized just for you.

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Family Trips, Traveling with Children with Special Needs. Traveling with Teenagers, Traveling with School-aged Children, Traveling with Infants and Toddlers, and Disney for “Grown-ups”.


Dayle Bland

Team Leader

Dayle spent eight magical years working for The Walt Disney Company at both Disney Theatrical Group and Disney Publishing Worldwide. Keeping it in the Disney family, her husband is a former cast member of Disney’s The Lion King (Toronto company) where you may have seen him performing as Ed the hyena, or maybe a giraffe!

Since 2004 Dayle has traveled extensively to Walt Disney World and Disneyland and finds new magic on every visit! Dayle's daughter was born in November 2010, "with a Silver Pass in her hand,” and had her first visit to Disney World the following Spring at 6 months old. In January 2014 Dayle’s son was born and went on his inaugural Disney visit that Summer when he was also 6 months old, to Disneyland! Some of Dayle's favorite Disney memories include her daughter meeting Alice in Wonderland and giving her possibly the world’s longest hug, and her son having his first haircut on Main Street U.S.A.

Planning a Disney vacation is a personal experience and Dayle looks forward to working with you to plan an outstanding visit to make your dreams come true! She will share firsthand experience of the theme parks, Disney World resorts, Disney Dining, special experiences and more! Dayle has stayed at all levels of Walt Disney World resorts and has dined at every character dining experience WDW currently has to offer!  

A Disney vacation is about making memories and Dayle’s wish is to help you plan the perfect personalized vacation to make your own magical memories. As the plaque says, "Here you leave today and enter a world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy."

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World; Disneyland; First Visits; Traveling and planning with infants, toddlers, and young children; Groups; Family & Multi-Generational Trips; Resort and Dining Recommendations; Character Dining.


Andrea Fields

Team Leader

It’s hard to tell who has more fun at Disney: Andrea or her two adorable children. From the moment the doors close on the Monorail, right up to taking a spin on the tea cups, she is a kid again! Andrea has spent much time at Walt Disney World from her childhood, to her honeymoon, and now with her own children and husband. Every time Andrea visits Disney, she tears up a little because of all of the memories her and her family have created.

Andrea hopes to provide those same opportunities for you and your family. She is a natural born planner with a love of spreadsheets. Andrea would love for her passion and enthusiasm to fuel your excitement for your vacation. Contact her today!

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Sandals and Beaches Luxury Inclusive Resorts (including Weddingmoons), Family Trips, Planning with Children and Infants


Denise Howard

Team Leader

Denise has been traveling to Walt Disney World since 1993 and she is having a blast introducing her son to the Disney Magic. They try to get to Walt Disney World twice a year. Her friends call her Disney Denise!

Denise has been planning her friends and family's vacations for years, from Disney vacations to Cruises to All-Inclusive resorts. Denise loves helping people who have never been to Walt Disney World. She tries to make them feel less overwhelmed and tell them to just let the magic take over once you step foot into the parks. Denise loves to get emails or phone calls when people get home telling her they can't wait to go again.

Denise says people always ask how she can go to the same place for vacation and not get bored; her answer is there is always something different to try or do when you go.

Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Dining Recommendations, Family trips


Allison Spruill

Team Leader

Allison’s love of all things Disney began at an early age when her family stayed at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and celebrated the country’s Bicentennial at the Magic Kingdom. Throughout the years Allison has enjoyed many more vacations as Walt Disney World Resort expanded. Along with childhood visits, she also traveled as part of a large group of teenagers and as a young adult with friends. Her most magical memories have come from experiencing Disney Parks with her own husband and children.

Allison’s children have grown up vacationing at Walt Disney World traveling as infants through tweens, so she’s experienced what’s involved with each of these age groups. They’ve had extended family trips with grandparents and cousins, and Allison and her husband have also snuck away without their children! Their family has enjoyed budget friendly stays and has splurged on special occasions.

Along with Walt Disney World Resort, her family loves sailing on Disney Cruise Line! Their favorite experience has been their Very Merrytime Cruise over Thanksgiving and seeing Castaway Cay decorated for the holidays.

Allison’s dream is to visit every Disney Park around the world. She hopes to help sprinkle pixie dust on your family’s magical vacation to make your Disney dreams come true!

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Family Trips, Dining Recommendations, Planning with Children and Infants, and Disney Special Events


Michele Roberts

Michele's love for all things Disney started at a very early age, in 1986 she was 3 years old when she was introduced to the "Main Mouse" for the first time at Walt Disney World. Since that moment she has not looked back !  Michele has traveled to Walt Disney World in Orlando over 25 times and makes it a personal goal to experience something new at each visit. 
Michele is a wife and a mother to a little pirate and a little princess- all of whom share her love for Disney. Michele is very experienced in traveling to Disney World with small children and the fun that goes along with those little mousekateers. 
Michele is a self-proclaimed Disney World "Foodie" and has eaten at over 30 of the wonderful restaurants in WDW. Michele enjoys the food but her heart truly lies in the 4 Disney World Parks and she is an expert at navigating the parks, especially with small children. Michele says her favorite Disney World experiences are the Keys to the Kingdom tour at the Magic Kingdom and watching Wishes fireworks spectacular with her family. 
Michele is  very excited to be a Magical Vacation Planner and helping families find the Disney Magic in their own personalized vacations. When she is not at Walt Disney World, Michele enjoys spending time on the lake with her extended family and listening to live music.


Casey Ferkingstad

Team Leader

Casey says one of her greatest thrills is to be a Magical Vacation Planner. She has a husband and two wonderful children that won't stop growing! In their free time, Casey's family loves to camp and travel whenever possible!

Casey has loved Disney for so many years; however, since having children of her own, Casey's love for Disney has tripled! Her family loves staying on property- the magic truely never ends with all the amazing perks. The variety of restaurants that the Disney Parks offer are extraoridnary- Casey and her husband are big time foodies!

Casey's family always has to take in some of the fabulous parades too. Casey looks forward to assisting you with your magical vacation and she knows it will be one that you and your family will never forget!

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World pacakges, DisneyLand, Disney Cruise Lines, Adventures by Disney and Disney's Aulani


Kristen deHaan

Team Leader

With her first visit to Walt Disney World at the age of 2, just months after it first opened, Kristen has been hooked on the Disney Lifestyle ever since. She has visited the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida so many times she lost count. Kristen is a Platinum Castaway Club member on Disney Cruise Line, having sailed numerous itineraries on all 4 ships. She has visited Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko’Olina Hawaii several times, and Disneyland Resort in California is also high on her list of favorite Disney vacations.

Her proudest moment was being selected from thousands of applicants, by Walt Disney World, to serve on the 2013 Disney Parks Moms Panel as their Adventures by Disney and Aulani specialiast, as well as advising guests on their Walt Disney World vacations. She has traveled to 4 different continents with Adventures by Disney, and loves their exceptional itineraries and the unique family vacations they offer. As well as Disney vacations, Kristen also enjoys traveling around the world. She has cruised with many different cruise lines, from family lines to luxury adult lines. All-inclusive resorts are also a favourite of hers, and she has extensive knowledge of these resorts in Mexico.

Kristen can offer a unique insight in international travel, not only from experience, but also from living internationally. Having travelled with her own children while they were young right through to adulthood, she can advise on vacations with any ages in mind.

Areas of focus: Adventures by Disney, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort, Cruises, All-Inclusives, Guided Group Travel, Couples Getaways. She loves to give visitors to Walt Disney World tips and advice, from first-timers, to been-there-done-that types, she can recommend dining and off the beaten path experiences to make each vacation unique and memorable.


Karyn Alley

Karyn loves all things Disney: from the smallest details to the biggest surprises and all of the magic in between. She loves the fireworks of Wishes, the thrill of Tower of Terror and of course, the dining at Disney Restaurants. She’s been a life-long lover of Disney World and Disney Cruises. Her first Disney experience was at the ripe old age of 11 in 1971, the year the park opened its Magical Doors! From that time on she’s in constant “Get-back-to-Disney mode”.  She has traveled to Disney with her husband and three sons more times than she can count, in fact one of her sons even proposed in front of the castle! This Disney tradition has now been passed down to the next generation of Disney Lovers ~ her 7 grandchildren!  In between trips, you can usually find her reading about the history of the parks and attractions that is when she’s not at work as an elementary school teacher promoting her love of The Mouse!


Hilary Whitaker

Hilary loves to travel and is a proud Disney fan! After visiting Walt Disney World for the first time when she was three years old, she was hooked and has continued to visit almost every year since. She has stayed at many of the Disney resorts and eaten at most of the Walt Disney World Restaurants. Disney is always reinventing itself so she loves the fact that there are always new things to explore and rediscover! She particularly loves exploring the Disney Parks at night when all the lights are on. Hilary has also enjoyed visiting Disneyland California several times and one of her favorite experiences was getting to visit Disneyland Paris.

Hilary joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2014 but has been helping families plan their Disney vacations for several years. She especially enjoys visiting Disney World with people who are experiencing it for the first time and has helped plan several long weekend getaways for groups of women and singles who, though they did not get the opportunity to visit as kids, wanted to experience Disney as an adult. Disney truly is for all ages!

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Family and multi-generational trips, Small Group Trips, Dinning Recommendations.


Michelle Farrell

Team Leader
304-523-6376 407-442-2787 ext. 6280

Michelle is a self-described Disney fanatic who loves to use her knowledge to help clients plan Disney vacations. She joined the Magical Vacation Planner team in 2011. Michelle has enjoyed staying in many of the resorts at Walt Disney World and makes it a point to eat at new restaurants each trip. Since options at Disney are nearly unlimited, she believes experiencing the many options herself can help clients plan the best vacation possible. 

Whether you’re a Disney expert who knows exactly what you want or a first time Disney guest, Michelle wants to help you find the best deal available and then make great plans.  Her travels to Walt Disney World every year for the last ten years have built an excitement in her that she loves to share.

Areas of Focus:  Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Family Trips, Dining Recommendations


Kortni Canada

Team Leader

Kortni has been a Disney Vacation Specialist with Magical Vacation Planner since 2009.  She lives in Mitchell, Indiana with her husband and two sons who are all big fans of The Mouse. Both boys have been visiting Disney since before they could walk or talk and they have a family tradition of shouting “Welcome Home!” each time they pass through the Walt Disney World gates at the start of every trip. Kortni proudly owns her own set of Minnie Mouse Ears and loves all the classic characters, with her favorite being Mary Poppins. She finds excitement in helping each family plan their trip knowing it will be magical and special for them in the same way it is for her own family.   

Growing up, Kortni’s family visited Walt Disney World many times, and as an adult, her affinity for all things Disney has continued! She visits Disney multiple times each year, staying current and fresh on all things new with the Disney Parks and Resorts. 

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Aulani, Club Level Concierge, Family & Multi-Generational Trips, Honeymoons, Dining Recommendations, Planning with Children and Infants


Kris Flor

Kris has been traveling to Disney Destinations with her husband and family for the last 20 years.  She’s touched on just about every domestic location, from running in multiple runDisney events, sailing on all four Disney Cruise Line ships, and experiencing the magic of an Adventures by Disney at Disneyland, during the Diamond Celebration!  Kris also loves attending many of the special events that the Walt Disney World Resort offers; having enjoyed the experiences with the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival, Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival, and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.  Just to name a few of course!

As a former project manager Kris can be sure to keep your planning process on track and understands how time-sensitive making some of these reservations can be.  Even with her own personal travels everything is planned out with reminders set up…. how else do you think she was able to snag a reservation at the Chef’s Table at Victoria and Albert’s!

Kris also considers herself a foodie.  While she enjoys dining at the Chef’s Table at Victoria and Alberta’s and the Chef’s Counter at Napa Rose she also loves the skewers at the Bengal Barbecue at Disneyland Park.  In recent years she’s also become very well-versed in contending with food allergies while at Disney and aboard the ships as there is a peanut and tree nut allergy in the family.

Areas of Focus:  Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disneyland, Family Trips, runDisney events, Dining Recommendations including dining with allergies, Planning with Children and Infants


Julie Cramer

Julie is a mom, a wife, and a Disney fan! She has been visiting Disney World since she was a toddler, and it was love at first sight! Born and raised outside of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, she is the go to "Disney Lady" if her area. Since her first visit she has been trying everything and anything Disney, hoping to eventually experience it all. In addition to Disney World, Julie is also familiar with Disney Cruise Lines, and is working towards sailing on all ships. 

Julie is very detailed oriented and committed to making your Magical Vacation the best one ever.


Amy Holbrook

Although Amy’s first Disney vacation was as an adult, from the first time she stepped foot onto Main Street USA she realized that the magic of Disney transforms any willing heart into that child they may have forgotten. As a wife, and mother of 3, she quickly found ways to make Disney affordable, and now that her children are growing up and leaving the nest, the “Disney Trip” is still the greatest way to ensure everyone will come together as a family, even more than Christmas or Thanksgiving…nobody misses the Disney trip.

Over the years Amy has helped many friends and family members plan their own Disney adventure, helping them get the most Magic possible. Amy understands that Disney magic is just as abundant at the Value resorts as it is at the Moderate or Deluxe accommodations, having stayed at many resorts in each category. By experiencing as many restaurants and special events as possible; Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Christmas Party, and Run Disney, Amy found that she could make the experience even more magical for everyone. She loves planning trips and looks forward to helping you make your Disney wishes come true.


Kristi Holmes

Team Leader

Kristi's first visit to Walt Disney World was as a small child and after that, Disney became the favorite place to go for her family. Now that she is a mother of two daughters, the trips to Disney World are even more special. Experiencing her daughters first time to the Magic Kingdom was one of the best times of her life. 

Kristi loves helping her clients plan magical trips that will create memories to last a lifetime, especially families taking their first Disney vacation. She enjoys all the magic that Disney has to offer, including all the fabulous resorts and restaurants. Kristi also has experience with travelling with a child with special needs because her oldest daughter has Type 1 Diabetes. Kristi is more than happy to help families that have children who might need special attention and Disney is more than accommodating. 

Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Adventures by Disney, Dining Recommendations, Family Trips, Special Needs.


Arnetta Clark

Team Leader

Arnetta says, from the moment you walk through the gates at Magic Kingdom , the excitement fills your heart. She has been with Magical Vacation Planner since 2012, and she says it was a blessing to watch her children grow up at Disney. Arnetta experienced the Magic through the eyes of her children and now loves to give her clients the same experience.  She wants clients to see and experience all of Walt Disney World to make memories that will last a lifetime.

 Arnetta experienced Disney as a young girl, as a newlywed, and then as a parent of two boys through their childhood and teen years. She likes to share her experience of Disney World with clients so they can forget about everything else in the world for just a few days to focus on their family and make memories that they will cherish for a lifetime.

 Areas of Focus:  Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Adventures by Disney, Dining Recommendations, Family Trips


Jorge Baez

My 1st visit to Walt Disney World in Orlando FL was in the summer of 2000 and I instantly became a huge fan. From the theme parks to the water parks, all the trips I've made have been memorable. I have 2 daughters and 2 grandsons, Jason & Jacob. Jason has visited several on several occasions at his young age of 4. Soon enough Jacob will too as he just turned 1 and will start enjoying the family tradition of visiting  Walt Disney World.
My wife and I visit the parks often. You will always see me with my digital camera taking pictures because you never know when you will get that one great snap to ensure that the memories will last a lifetime. My wife and I are also annual pass holders since they started the program. We average about 20-25 visits per year, especially with the holidays at the end of the year and also the special presentations they put on each year such as Food & Wine Festival, Car Show at Disney Springs, or Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios. These are just a few of the many, many things we enjoy at the Disney Parks in Orlando.
I have enjoyed planning many trips for family and friends who desire to come and visit Disney World along with other parts of the world.  It would be an honor to help you and your family plan and enjoy your visit to the happiest magical place on earth !!
In my spare time I work as a member services representative at a local credit union.
Mi primera visita a Disney en Orlando FL fue en el verano del 2000.  Inmediatamente me converti en fanatico de Disney. Desde los parques regulares a los parques de agua que he visitado, han hecho  que mis vacaciones hayan sido memorable. Al igual que mis dos hijas, tengo dos nietos, Jason y Jacob.  Jason a visitado en varias ocasiones los parques desde la corta edad de 2 años y pronto Jacob de un añito comenzara a disfrutar de la tradicion familiar de visitar a Walt Disney World.
Mi esposa y yo visitamos los parques frequentemente. Siempre me veras con mi camara digital tomando fotos de momentos inolvidables que dure toda la vida.  Ambos tenemos los pases anuales desde que empezo el programa. Nosotros vamos un promedio de 20 a 25 veces durante el año, especialmente durante  los dias de fiestas a fin de año y/o durante presentaciones especiales como el Food & Wine Festival, El Show de Carros en Disney Springs, o a disfrutar del show Fantasmic en Hollywood Studios. Estos son unas cuantas de las actividades que nos encantan de los parques de Disney en Orlando.
Yo he disfrutado mucho planificado viajes para mi familia y amistades que desean venir a Disney World y otras partes del mundo. Me place tener el honor de ayudarles a planificar sus proximas vacaciones para que disfruten de su visita al lugar mas magico y feliz del mundo !!!
En mi tiempo desponible trabajo en una coperativa local como representante de servicios al cliente.


Heather Edwards

Team Leader

Heather has been a Magical Vacation Planner since 2012. She shows her Disney side by playing, dining and celebrating at Disney Destinations. She enjoys celebrating special events on a Disney Vacation because the feeling is simply magical. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Halloween and Christmas can all be celebrated in style. Heather believes dining is an important bonding time during vacation, where so many memories can be made.

Heather says the magical vacation memories continue at home even after her family leaves the Disney parks. She’d like to help you make those same memories.

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Family Trips, Dining Recommendations, Planning with Children and Infants, Group Trips, Honeymoons, Disney Special Events and Excursions


Nickie Ray

Nickie has had a love of Disney since she was in school, writing multiple papers and essays on the creator himself, Walt Disney.  To say she is obsessed with all things Disney is an understatement!   

She has traveled to Walt Disney World many times, as a child, and even more with her husband and daughter.  Her absolute must thing to do is to stand outside the Magic Kingdom before it opens and wait for the opening ceremony, the good morning song and the train of characters to come by before walking in the gates down Main Street!

Along with many trips to Walt Disney World and cruising on the Magic and Dream as a family, she and her husband have even been on a 10 day trip to Walt Disney World without their daughter to celebrate their 10 year anniversary!

Nickie resides in Wilmington, North Carolina and is an attorney by trade, but is excited to join Magical Vacation Planners in 2015.  She has been planning trips for family and friends as a hobby (spreadsheet included) but is now ready to share her love of Disney and personal knowledge of all things Disney to make your trip, whether it be your first or your tenth, a memorable and magical experience! 

Areas of focus:  Walt Disney World (dining and resort recommendations, special events, tours, parks), managing and planning your days, Disney Cruise Line, adult only traveling


Kristy Ebelhar

Kristy’s love of Disney started as an almost 2 year old when she went through the Small World ride and was absolutely smitten with all the ‘babies’ on the ride.  Fast forward many years (and trips) later and she got to experience almost the exact memory with her 2 year old daughter.  Some of Kristy’s biggest milestones in life thus far have been experienced with the magic of Walt Disney World, she and her husband got engaged and honeymooned there, and have dubbed Disney their, “Happy Place”.  As soon as they leave they start planning their next trip. 

Kristy is excited to help families start planning their memories. When you enter Disney World you truly are stepping away from reality and experiencing something that is hard to even put words to. It’s an unforgettable adventure that adults and children cherish and remember in the years to come.

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Family trips, Honeymoons, Dining Recommendations, Club Level with Concierge, Adult Only Travel, and Planning with Children and Infants


Jamie Barahona

Team Leader

Jamie's love of all things Disney began at an early age. When she was 1 her family began to visit Walt Disney World twice a year staying at various resorts both on and off property, although the family favorite was the Polynesian Village Resort. Jamie began her own Disney adventure in college and participated in the Disney College Program and fell in love even more, returning to work at the parks for school breaks. After college Jamie continued to work for Walt Disney World, eventually moving to the Disney Reservation Center booking dining and vacation packages for guests. She moved on to hotel management at a Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotel and continue to assist guests in making their magical dreams come true.

Now, Jamie is a wife and mother who continues to visit the parks frequently as an Annual Passholder living in the Orlando area. She loves sharing her love of the magic with her own family and friends. She has eaten at most of the restaurants in Walt Disney World and has visited or personally stayed in all of the resorts. She has enjoyed various special events although she will list the Candlelight Processional as "the one that gives me goosebumps every time". Jamie has also experienced many of the resort offerings such as boat rentals, fishing, and pony rides and is able to offer families insight on other options to keep busy outside of the theme parks. Jamie loves to plan unique vacations for all age groups from small children to retirees, singles to large families.

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruises, Family Trips, Dining recommendations


Melissa Pigden

Though Melissa has been a life-long Disney fan, her love for Disney truly took off during her college years when she participated in the Disney College Program as a Fairy Godmother in Training at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Spending so much time in Disney she realized that no matter how many times you go, there are always new things to see and do and new details to notice. Melissa even made a Disney fan out of her husband and together they took a once in a lifetime Disneymoon during Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival. As a bit of a “Disney Foodie,” Melissa loves visiting the different booths, special events, and seminars at the Food and Wine Festival and helping people find the perfect dining reservations for their needs. Melissa also loves the Disney Cruise Line and believes it is a perfect way to get a dose of Disney magic with all of the top-notch service expected from the Walt Disney Company but without all the hustle and bustle of the parks.

In addition to being a Magical Vacation Planner, Melissa is a Child Life Specialist and works with hospitalized children of all ages experiencing various medical and developmental challenges. This experience combined with her master’s level education in the subject helps Melissa plan the most conducive and magical trips for families with special medical or developmental needs as well as with families with typically developing children of all ages.

Area of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneymoons, Dining Recommendations, Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival, Disney with Infants, Children, or Teens, Families with Special Needs, Adults Only Trips


Stephen Conti

Stephen is a passionate Disney expert who loves travel and trip planning. He has visited Walt Disney World over 25 times and has taken a wide range of Disney trips, including trips for: couples, the Flower & Garden Festival, the Food & Wine Festival, friends, honeymoon, multi-generational, runDisney, spring training, wedding, wedding planning and young families.

Stephen is a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge. He is a meticulous, detail oriented and organized trip planner who will take the same care in planning your Disney Destination vacation as he does for his own family. He will book all of your resort, park pass, Disney dining plan, air and ground transportation needs. He will also save you time and money by creating a personalized itinerary, make resort and restaurant recommendations, provide FastPass+ strategy and more, all at no charge to you. 

Stephen has participated in six runDisney events, including four half marathons and two full marathons. He loves all of the parks and considers spending time with his young daughters in Fantasyland at The Magic Kingdom and an evening stroll around the World Showcase at Epcot amongst his favorite things to do. He has stayed at 17 Disney resorts, and loves all of them, but considers the Animal Kingdom Lodge, Polynesian and Wilderness Lodge amongst his favorites, with a special place in his heart for the Yacht Club, where he and his wife were married in 2007.

Contact Stephen today to start planning your next Disney Destination vacation!

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disney's Aulani in Hawaii, Universal Orlando Resort, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Sandals/Beaches and more


Krystal Hampton

Krystal’s love for Disney is rivaled only by her love for planning a trip to Disney. For the past 30 years, she has traveled to Walt Disney World over 30 times. Krystal has experienced the park, with her family as a child, as a single adult, as a married adult, and now as a wife and mother of small children. Her experience in each of these roles has helped her understand the unique needs at every stage of life. Krystal has been assisting friends and relatives with planning their dream vacations for years. And excited to have joined the Magical Vacation Planner team. 

Krystal has stayed at nearly every WDW resort, giving her much needed insight in how to best enjoy these resorts. She has enjoyed trips with large budgets and those with tight ones. Krystal also holds a degree in Elementary Education—having worked with children of all ages before staying home and planning annual trips to WDW.

She is able to assist you with recommendations for parks, resorts, dining (having personally dined at almost every one), attractions, entertainment, and Disney Cruise vacations for all ages. She has planning trips in every season including Flower & Garden Festival, Mickey’s Not-So Scary Halloween Party, Food & Wine Festival, Fourth of July, Marathon Weekends, and during the Christmas Season. She has also planned birthday experiences—Disney style. 

Her family recently enjoyed Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii and is versed in how to maximize that magical experience.

Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disney’s Aulani Resort, Disney Springs,  traveling as families, traveling with infants, and small children. 


Ingrid Negron

My first visit to Walt Disney World was in the summer of 1982 with my parents, sister, little brother, grandmother, aunt and cousin when we moved to Orlando, FL from San Juan, Puerto Rico.  I still remember the excitement I had when we arrived at the monorail and rode for the first time.  I knew that we were closer to experiencing for the first time what my neighbors, classmates and grandmother spoke about Walt Disney World.  I believe that I got my passion for Walt Disney World from my grandmother, who during her summer vacations organized tours to Walt Disney World.  Thanks to my grandmother who treated us to experience the magic of Walt Disney World. 

During the years, I’ve continued to visit my favorite place and shared creating memories with my nephews, nieces and friends. Now, I have the pleasure to visit more often with my fiancé.  I can’t believe we share the same passion for Walt Disney World. I guess we are a match made in heaven.

In February of 2013 during Valentine’s Day weekend we decided that for our first date we had to do something special that we could relive every year, so we both agreed to visit our favorite place on earth, Magic Kingdom.  From that day on, I knew that I had found the man of my dreams, somebody to share my life with and to be able to enjoy ourselves every time we have the opportunity to visit Walt Disney World. 

By joining the Magical Vacation Planner team, it gives me the joy of planning family vacations and creating memories that will last a lifetime just like my family and I continue to do.  Let the memories begin!

Mi primera visita a Walt Disney World fue cuando tenia once años junto a mi familia cuando nos mudamos a Orlando, FL de Puerto Rico.  Todavia recuerdo como si fuera hoy, la emocion que senti al llegar al monorail y montarme por la primera vez.  Yo sabia que ya estaba cerca de ver de lo que por mucho tiempo estuve escuchando de mis vecinos, compañeros de escuela y mi abuela estuvieron hablando de Walt Disney World.  Creo que mi pasion por Walt Disney World la herede de mi abuela paterna, quien en sus vacaciones coordinaba tours de grupos para Walt Disney World.  Gracias a mi abuela que nos hizo el regalo de llevarnos a Walt Disney World para que vivieramos la experiencia de la magia de Walt Disney World.

Con el pasar de los años, yo he continuado visitando mi lugar favorito y poder compartir con mis adorados sobrinos, hermanos y amistades.  Ahora tengo el placer de visitar junto a mi futuro esposo a menudo, ya que me mude para Orlando despues de 34 años. El poder compartir junto a mis seres queridos de una experiencia inolvidable cada vez que visitamos a Walt Disney World me llena de alegria, ya que esos momentos agradables nunca se olvidan.

Durante el fin de semana de San Valentin del 2013 mi futuro esposo y yo decidimos que nuestra primera salida seria visitar juntos un lugar que significara algo especial para ambos, Walt Disney World donde comenzariamos a crear nuestros recuerdos.

Me llena de mucha alegria el poder ser parte del grupo de Magical Vacation Planner para poder coordinar con las familias sus vacaciones inolvidables como mi familia y yo hemos podido disfrutar. 


Christina Castellanos

One of Crissy’s favorite quotes from Walt Disney is “When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” That is how she approaches planning Disney vacations for her family, friends, and clients. Uncovering Disney’s most magical secrets is her specialty. While gravitating towards unconventional ideas and experiences, she gives each vacation a unique feel.

Crissy has planned several trips including family vacations, honeymoons, anniversary trips and even an engagement on the Disney Dream cruise ship. She has taken over 25 trips, visiting Disneyland, Disney World and has traveled on five (5) Disney Cruises. She had the honor of sailing on one of the first voyages on the Disney Dream and winning family trivia onboard the Disney Wonder. She has experienced countless educational tours and stayed at several resorts from Value to Deluxe, which has made her knowledge vast.

Crissy loves all things Disney and is looking forward to planning your next memory with Magical Vacation Planners. If you are looking for a new experience each time you step in a park or on a ship, let her plan your next vacation!


Myra Hughes

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Myra is a wife & mother of two Mouseketeers who love to travel as much as she does! She has a long history with Disney that started with childhood vacations. She can still remember standing in the middle of Magic Kingdom for the first time even though it was well over 30 years ago. Myra remembers the wonderful smell of The Polynesian’s lobby, staying at The Contemporary, having breakfast with Mickey & Minnie at The Beach Club, and dinners in Epcot. The first time she saw her own children's faces light up as they entered Walt Disney World, Disney's real magic instantly became evident and they've visited multiple times a year ever since then. Myra’s family also has a love for Disney Cruise Line and Disney's private island, Castaway Cay.

Myra joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2011, but has been planning travel for over 20 years because she loves to help people make memories! Myra has traveled broadly to 44 states and 11 countries. She has sailed on all 4 Disney Cruise Line ships. Myra loves to plan family and multi-generational trips, whether it’s for first time visitors or experienced travelers. Myra has a range of experience with clients, from couples to large groups.

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Aulani, Club Level Concierge, family & multi-generational trips, honeymoons, dining recommendations, travel with infants, children, & teens


Kate Haller

Kate joined our team in 2015, eager to pursue her dream of helping others create magical memories.  Travel and exploration have always been her passion, especially when it comes to Disney.  Kate’s most precious memories from childhood are those of her family vacations, and now she enjoys adding to those memories with her husband and twin boys.  Kate has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child, and got her husband hooked while on their Disneymoon in 2008.  They have since returned every year, bringing their boys and occasionally their extended family.  Magic Kingdom is the one place her family cannot get enough of, and Kate loves dancing with her boys as the snow falls on Main Street during the holiday season. 

 Kate has a particular love for enjoying the Walt Disney World Resorts and is well on her way to experiencing them all.  She cannot get enough of the pool parties, roasting marshmallows on the beach or the relaxing water transportation, especially the view from the night time boat ride to Magic Kingdom.  She has visited during all the different times of year and loves discovering new things each time.


Shana Edwards

Shana may be new to Disney planning on a professional level, but she is no rookie to Disney vacation planning for her family along with other relatives and friends! With a love for all things Disney, visiting the Mouse's House is by far her favorite hobby! From vacationing in Disney World 3 times as a child, she knew she would continue to do so as an adult and even more often with her kids-twin boys and a daughter! Several family trips later, she has managed to turn her husband into a huge fan as well! Those trips included holiday experiences for Halloween, Christmas and Mardi Gras. Also, a mother/daughter trip, which has thus far been the most magical trip to date! Normally she travels in a group of 10, so large party planning is no issue for her! She also specializes in traveling with multiples and food allergy meal planning, since she herself lives a gluten free lifestyle and would best describe the food options as far exceeding expectations. She can't wait to help your family make magical memories and dreams come true! Be sure to call her TODAY!
Shana specializes in traveling with multiple families, food allergy meal planning, large party planning, holiday vacation planning, intimate trip planning such as honeymoons, babymoons, mother/daughter, mother/son, and club level accommodations. 


Heather Starks

Heather didn't experience her first trip to Disney World until she was an adult, but that has not stopped her from having a passion that is contagious. Her first trip with her husband and daughter has turned the entire family into Disney World fanatics.  She cried the first time she saw Cinderella's Castle, and the magic is there with each and every return visit.  Heather also loves to visit Epcot, especially during the Food and Wine or Flower and Garden festivals.  The global feel of the World Showcase coupled with delicious food and drink are a real treat for her entire family.  As a full-time teacher, she has been given a flexible schedule of breaks in the spring a fall to visit Disney world.  She has stayed in different levels of resorts as well as experienced different dining plans.  Dining is one of her areas of expertise.  She loves to experience as many of the restaurants as possible on each trip, while not missing return visits to her favorites: Be Our Guest in the Magic Kingdom and Flame Tree Barbecue in Animal Kingdom.  She can't wait to help you experience the magic of Disney for yourself. She likes to say, "I am my happiest self in Disney." Let her help you plan some happy time for you and your family.



Donya Rumore

The wonder and awe that is Disney made a lasting impression on Donya at a very early age. She was convinced by age of 4 she was Snow White, she even had Grumpy as her imaginary friend. Throughout childhood, adolescence and now into adulthood the magic of Disney always brings joy to her heart. Now that she can share that joy with her husband and 2 daughters she is even more in love with "The Happiest Place on Earth."

Yearly visits are the norm for her family and she would love to share all she has learned with you. She can lead you in creating the perfect vacation. Donya treats each vacation as it's own adventure. Disney means different things to different people and she wants to help you discover what it means to you. 

Be it the Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Walt Disney World or any of the Disney destination world-wide Donya is your guide to dining, park tickets, fast passes, characters and so much more. Donya has helped friends and family plan Disney vacations for years and now it's your turn. Among her friends and family are a wide range of current and former Disney Cast Members who give her the inside scoop on making the most of your magically vacation. Let her help you make memories that will last a lifetime. 

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Aulani, RunDisney, Disney Special Events, club level concierge, family & multi-generational trips, traveling with food allergies, honeymoons, adult only trips, dining recommendations, travel with infants, children, & teens, fish extenders aboard Disney Cruise Line, personalized gifts, apparel and accessories. 




Stephanie Hiday

Stephanie is a wife and mother of five amazing children. She fell in love with the Disney magic after taking her oldest daughter to Walt Disney World when she was four and that was 18 years ago. After that, she and her husband have taken their family twice a year for vacations. Recently, her oldest daughter got engaged at Cinderella’s Royal Table.   The love of Disney has carried on to their children as they have grown and they all feel like they are “home” as they walk down Main Street U.S.A.  They have enjoyed staying at the different resorts and she knows helpful tips for large families. Each season of life brings different experiences at the parks and the adventure never ends. They have enjoyed trips to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and cruises aboard the Disney Dream. She believes the saying, “The family that plays together, stays together.” With her oldest daughter married now, her family is looking forward to an even larger family vacation to Disney’s Aulani and a cruise aboard the Disney Fantasy.  They joined the Disney Vacation Club in 2010 to further enhance their Disney vacations.

Not only is Stephanie skilled at planning vacations for families of all sizes, she is accomplished at planning couple vacations. Her and her husband make it a point to plan their own Disney getaways each year to relish in all that Disney has to offer for couples. They enjoy Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival and Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival.

As an elementary school teacher, Stephanie loves the creativity and imagination that Disney inspires in all ages. She carries her passion for Disney to her classroom and loves talking to anyone about their love of Disney and their magical vacations. She lives by Walt’s words “If you can dream it, you can do it!” That has been an important life lesson that she wants to inspire not only in her own children, but also to her children at school! Her students refer to her as the teacher that loves Mickey Mouse!

Stephanie would love to use her knowledge of Disney and her many experiences to help you create your Disney dream vacation! She wants to help you plan an experience that will create lasting and lifelong memories.   No matter if it’s your first Disney vacation or your tenth! There is always something new to discover and experience! From the endless delectable dining options to themed resort stays to defining what Disney magic means to you, she will help make your magical dream come true!

Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Family trips with infants, teens, adults, Resort and Dining Recommendations


Dee Halsey

Dee’s first trip to Walt Disney World was in 1971 when she was just 6 years old. Although quite young, she can remember that magical feeling of standing alongside her mother, father, and sister on Main Street with Cinderella’s Castle in the background. The memories created that first trip are mostly in cherished photographs but that was truly just the beginning of her love of all things Disney. Her greatest pleasure has been traveling with her husband and three sons for the last 26 years. They have celebrated numerous special occasions at Walt Disney World. They have traveled as a family on the Disney Cruise Line several times. The family favorite was a Mediterranean cruise on the Disney Magic. They have also travelled to the Disneyland Resort in California several times. This past year, Dee was fortunate to have travelled to the Disneyland Paris Resort.

Dee has attended several Special Events at Disney including the Flower and Garden Festival, the Food and Wine Festival, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. She has been in the parks on most major holidays, including Easter, Fourth of July, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Dee has great tips for dealing with crowds. She has also participated in the Disney Marathon and other running events at the Disney Resort.

Dee has stayed at value, moderate, and deluxe resorts and is confident in her ability to help you make the choice that is best for you.  She enjoys finding the best deal available and can work within your budget to help you plan the best vacation possible. She will be dedicated to ensuring your Disney experience matches your style. She can make recommendations for all ages. Having traveled to Walt Disney World with her three sons from the time they were toddlers to the present time as adults, she understands that the Disney experience will be different for every family. Dee would enjoy the opportunity to use her knowledge and experience to help you make your magical vacation come true.

Areas of focus: Walt Disney World (Dining Recommendations, Special Events, Character Meals, Tours, Fast Pass Advice), Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Family Trips, Traveling with Children or Teens, Adult Only Trips


Stephanie Bridges

1988 was the year Stephanie took her first vacation to Walt Disney World at the age of 2.  Her love for Disney reflects in her life daily from the vintage attraction posters in her office to the Mickey Mouse watch on her wrist; Stephanie is always channeling her inner Disney.       

Stephanie and her husband Steven, live in Raleigh, NC with their cat Tabitha.  Stephanie has taken annual and multi-year vacations to Walt Disney World, ventured out to Anaheim to the Disneyland Resort and sailed the high seas with Disney Cruise Line.   Stephanie has also experienced many of Disney’s annual events such as Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival, Star Wars Weekends, Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festive and Special Ticket events like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. 

With many years of Disney travel under her belt, Stephanie has gained a wealth of Disney knowledge. From the top rides and attractions, to dining with characters, Stephanie will work hard to provide advice and assist will every aspect of your Disney vacation while ensuring you make the most of your time at, “The Happiest Place on Earth.”

Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Dining Recommendations, Adult Trips, Honeymoons.


Amanda Konsitzke

Relieve yourself from the stress of planning an amazing vacation and let your family experience a hassle free trip when Amanda plans every last detail for you.  Being a mom to 2 teenage daughters and 3 stepchildren, Amanda and her family enjoy spending as much time as they can with their favorite mouse.  She has traveled with adults only, with infants, with toddlers, with teenagers and with special needs children.  She has traveled in parties of 2-80, so she knows how to coordinate large groups without the “field trip” mentality.  Amanda has found ways to make this so affordable that it’s hard not to go.
Amanda has planned numerous trips for friends, family and her competition dance team.  In her own 25+ trips, she has learned many ways to save time and money so the experience is everything you could want and more.  Some of her favorite times to go are during special events.  Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival and Mickey’s Christmas Party are definitely her favorites and not to be missed.
Amanda’s family’s happiest memories are those of Disney World and she can’t wait to help your family make everlasting memories.  If you are looking to play it by “ear” and relax on your trip or would like a color coded itinerary with hourly activities, Amanda is here to help.  Don’t let all of the details overwhelm you, she will plan as little or as much as you would like.
Areas of Focus:  Walt Disney World, Ride Recommendations, Dining Recommendations, Family Trips, Adult Only Travel, Traveling with Any Age, Large Group/Extended Family Travel,  Planning with Children, Detailed Planning, Details, Details, Details



Betsy Waite

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Suzanne Heiss

Suzanne has been an avid Disney fanatic for over 25 years and joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2015. She is a wife, homeschool mother, and former Emergency Room nurse, residing in the state of Maryland. She enjoys introducing friends and relatives to the magic of Walt Disney World. Suzanne and her family have stayed at several of the Disney World Resorts and eaten at many of the restaurants. She has helped plan and even hosted several friends’ families on parallel vacations to help them navigate and become acquainted with the unique Disney Resort culture that she has grown to love.

Suzanne understands every family has their own pace and preferences and believes that is one of the most important considerations when planning any Disney vacation. She is also sensitive to the questions and concerns that mothers often have when planning to travel to Disney World with children. Whether your family likes to race to the parks each day and stay until closing or leisurely soak up the Disney hospitality around the resort, Suzanne’s experience will help you plan a Disney experience to match your style.

Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, traveling with children, dining and resort recommendations


Angie Reeping

My name is Angie!  I live in Latrobe, Pennsylvania with my fiancee and our French Mastiff, Baylee Jade.  I went to Disney for the first time when I was 4 years old and have been hooked ever since.  I am a self-professed Disney NUT who loves everything about Disney World and traveling.  I have been an “un-offical” travel agent for my friends and family for years! 
Whether you are brand new to Disney vacations or a experienced Disney traveler, I am happy to help you plan the vacation of your dreams.  Life is all about experiences and creating memories with those you love!  Let me help you make those memories magical. 


Sara Hawn

One of the hardest questions you could ask Sara is "What is your favorite part of your last Disney trip?"  Every trip is new and exciting and every trip has something to see not seen before. Disney has been a part of Sara's life since birth. Her Grandfather was a huge fan of all things Disney and assured every few years his grand kids experienced the excitement of the parks. Sara and her two sisters are carrying that tradition on with their children. 
    "One of my fondest memories is our first ride on Journey into Imagination in Epcot.  I turned and asked to ride again. We did but this time we all sang along with the quickly learned song. Although the ride has changed over the years we can still ride and sing along. My preschooler knows all the words and sings it daily."
    Planning detailed daily happenings is something Sara prides herself on. Whether planning as a Stage Manager in her local theatre productions, planning daily activities for her senior residents in memory care, or simply planning what her family will do with a rainy day Saturday in Indiana she loves to help others find the fun in daily life. "Sometimes its the smallest details that bring us the most joy in life and the greatest adventure."  Sara can't wait to help begin your planning and assure your trip has as many great adventures as you can imagine and more. 


Shana Marx

Shana has been a Magical Vacation Planner since 2015. Growing up going to Disney as a child instilled her love for all things Disney and that has flowed over into her adult life as well. With many visits under her belt she can help you plan the most magical vacation for your family! Shana believes that the secret to a great trip is planning ahead of time and making magical moments to last a lifetime, including excellent dining and added extra experiences. 
Shana is a mother to a beautiful princess and also a wife to her wonderful husband. When she is not at the parks or planning magical vacations for others she is a Mortgage Manager for a local bank in her city. Contact Shana today to plan a great vacation for you and your family.
Areas of Expertise: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Lines, Family Trips, Honeymoons, Group Trip, Dining Recommendations, and Extra Experiences.



Robin Cox

Robin is known to be a Disney Maniac by her friends and family.  Her love for Disney began at a young age and now she is sharing that love with her husband and two children.  She and her family travel to Walt Disney World 2-3 times a year and became Disney Vacation Club Members in 2015.  In addition they have been on several Disney Cruises. Her favorite time to visit the Parks is during the fall so she can attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  She has also been to the parks during the Holiday Season and has attended Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. 

Robin has always dreamed of someday working in the travel industry. On every trip to Disney World she stays at a different resort to have new experiences.  She considers herself somewhat of a dining expert as she and her family have eaten at numerous restaurants at Disney World and continue to try new dining experiences.  Often Robin is known to drag her son along to tour the resorts for “research” and is always trying to expand her Disney Knowledge. 

Disney has helped to create so many wonderful memories for Robin and her family.  She can still recall the moment when her kids walked down Main St USA in the Magic Kingdom and saw Cinderella’s castle for the first time.  It is not uncommon for her to tear up during her vacations especially during the evening fireworks shows.  No matter how many times she has been to Disney World she still feels like a little kid the first time she walks down Main St USA. Robin is so excited to join the team.  Her goal is to apply her knowledge and passion for Disney to help create vacations that are just as magical as the vacations that she has experienced.  

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Family Trips, Traveling with Children, Dining and Resort Recommendations 


Jaime Bailey


Jaime first went to Walt Disney World at age 4 and has been a dedicated fan every since! She loves the memories from her childhood but has fallen even more in love with Disney vacations as an adult traveling with her own family. Jaime even says she tears up seeing, or even thinking about, how excited her daughter gets while "living the magic."

Jaime joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2014 as a way to share her passion for all things Disney. She also still teaches 1st grade, which is also a wonderful place for her to share the magic by decorating her classroom with a Disney theme! Jaime would be very happy to help your family with personal planning for your magical vacation.

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Lines, Adventures by Disney, Family Trips


Darci Fullingim

Over the last few years, Darci has traveled to Walt Disney World over 20 times and experienced nearly every facet of the parks, resorts, and dining experiences with her family of six.  Darci has two sons in their twenties and two daughters who are preteens. While experiencing many Pirate, Princess, and Star Wars adventures with her own family, she has also planned many Walt Disney World dream vacations for friends and family members.  Even though Darci visits Walt Disney World several times a year, she also stays up to date on park events as she studies current reviews and blogs that help her stay aware of the ever changing Walt Disney World experiences and landscape.

Darci is able to assist you with recommendations for parks, resorts, dining (she has personally dined at almost every one!), attractions, and entertainment.  She has planned trips for every Season, Holiday, and Celebration, including many Walt Disney World Special Events. Whether it is your first time visiting Walt Disney World or your 20th; Darci will help make it a magical trip to remember!

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Springs, Dining Recommendations or Experiences, Deluxe Vacations, Traveling with Large or Small Families or even Large Groups, Traveling with Friends or Family that have Special Needs, Planning Trips during Holidays and Special Celebrations


Cortney Kaminski

Cortney's love for Disney began when she took her first born son to Walt Disney World when he was their only child! Seeing the joy and wonder in his eyes when meeting his favorite characters had her hooked! Cortney then had her second son and the whole family was back at Walt Disney World before his first birthday.

Cortney has stayed in various resorts, tried many restaurants, and loves all things Disney! She loves helping family and friends plan their magical vacations to maximize their time while at Disney. Cortney believes that no age is too young to begin your love for Disney and, even if the children aren't old enough to remember, the parents certainly will never forget the magical vacation time spent with their children. Cortney also believes Disney is NOT a ONCE in a lifetime experience, but a place to return to year after year as your child grows and has new interests. She also emphasizes what a fun, exciting, and even relaxing vacation Disney can be for adults!

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Family Trips, Dining Recommendations


Megan Saylor

My first trip to Disney was in 1998 at the age of 13 when my grandparents took myself, my sister and her kids.  The trip was really supposed to be for my young niece and nephew but I was immediately mesmerized by Main Street USA and Cinderella's castle on our first day in Magic Kingdom!  I had long been a Disney fan growing up watching Disney movies, Disney channel shows and specials! My most recent trip I was able to experience the magic through the eyes of my then 4 year old son in September 2015. It was by far my most favorite! Watching his first character experience at Epcot Character Spot was an emotional moment for us both! He was overjoyed to the point of tears! We were celebrating his 4th birthday and when I asked him how he felt after meeting 3 of the biggest Disney stars (Mickey, Goofy, and Minnie) he replied "Special mom, they made me feel really special," with tears in his eyes! I actually booked that memorable vacation through MVP! After booking I dove into every online informational website and Pinterest pins I could find so I could plan a fun and smooth trip for my family.  I also took full advantage of my MVP agent and asked many questions and asked for tips, suggestions and advice.  She was so very helpful and a true blessing to my family for helping to make it an awesome trip! The more I thought about it the more I realized I wanted to be that person for someone else!  Most of my friends and acquaintances already come to me for Disney planning advice so I decided to make it official and join the MVP team! I am a kindergarten teacher and a mother to two precious little boys so I absolutely love seeing things through the eyes of little ones and I hope to make everyone's vacation as magical as all of mine have been! 


Alexa Colon

Alexa is the person that family members and friends look for to plan every detail of their Disney vacations. 

Her passion for all Disney began at age 19 when she finally was able to visit for the first time Walt Disney World. 

Since then, there's no day when she is not thinking about her next visits to that Magic Place. Alexa is a preschool 

teacher and is very familiar with the planning. She loves to plan every detail of her vacation. From the days she 

will visit each park, what restaurants she will attend, schedule her favorite attractions...a very detailed plan,

always leaving space for rest and surprises. She is fascinated for celebrating special occasions at Disney, because the 

magic is amazing, although the mere fact of being in Disney is already special. She is the mother of a 4-year old 

Disney fan who loves Mickey. She is extremely proud that her husband has become a Disney Fan too.    

Alexa lives in Pensacola, Fl. But one of her greatest dreams is to live closer to the Magic. 

"If you can dream it, you can do it". ~Walt Disney.

Areas of focus; Walt Disney World, Family trips, Disney with infants, toddlers and teenagers, Disney for adults, 

Dinning plans, Manage and planning every detail of your magical vacations fromA to Z.  

Alexa es la persona que familiares y amigos buscan para que planifique cada detalle de sus vacaciones al 

Reino Mágico. Su pasión por Disney comenzó a los 19 años cuando por fin pudo visitar por primera vez 

Walt Disney World. Desde entonces no hay un día en que no esté pensando en sus próximas visitas al Mundo 

Mágico. Alexa es maestra de Preescolar, por lo tanto está muy fami iarizada con la planificación. Le encanta 

planificar cada detalle de sus vacaciones. Desde los dias que visitará cada parque, los restaurantes que asistirá, 

los horarios de las atracciones, en fin un etallado plan, siempre dejando espacio para el descanso y las sorpresas. 

Le fascina celebrar ocasiones especiales, pues la magia es inigualable, aunque el solo hecho de estar en  

Disney ya es esp cial. Es madre de un Disney fan de 4 años que ama  a Mickey. Se siente sumamente orgullosa

de haber convertido a su esposo en un Disney Fan también. Alexa vive en Penscola Fl. pero uno de sus mas grandes 

sueños es que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda vivir mas cerca de 

la magia."If you can dream it, you can do it". ~Walt Disney.

Areas de interes: Walt Disney World, Viajes familiares, Viajes con niños pequeños y adolescentes, 

Disney para adultos, Plan de comidas, Manejar y Planificar cada detalle de sus vacaciones mágicas desde la A

hasta la Z. 


Lyndsey Girlinghouse

I am a Disney World veteran since the age of 5. I no longer need a park map to get around. 

I am a wife who converted my husband into a Disney addict just a few years ago. Now he looks forward to our trips as much as I do. I am also a boy mom, who loves letting her children get in on the planning.  We take a yearly family trip that includes, our family, grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  I have visited Disney at almost every time of the year. 
Disney dinning is one of the things I look forward to the most each trip. 
Our dream is to become Disney Vacation Club members one day. 
I love planning family vacations, honeymoons, group trips, senior trips, and family reunions. 


Darla Steiner

Darla is a wife and mother of 2 beautiful princesses who are in love with Disney as much as she is.   She has been travelling throughout this beautiful country since she was a little girl, but her greatest memories have been of her many trips to Walt Disney World.

Each experience has been unique from being a small child experiencing the Magic Kingdom for the first time to a mother watching her little girl have that same experience.  She can even say that she visited Epcot for its grand opening back in 1982.   Darla and her husband say they will be taking Disney vacations well into their retirement years.  Especially, since they have discovered the perfect vacation that Disney Cruise Line offers.

Darla joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2015.  She loves planning Disney vacations especially for first time visitors.  Her many experiences at Walt Disney World and on Disney Cruise Line can help make your vacation full of magical memories.  Disney is the one vacation for all ages.

Areas of focus:  Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Planning with children and infants, Group Trips, Dining Recommendations


Julie Fournier

Julie’s love for Disney Travel began with trips as a child in the early Walt Disney World days. Revisiting as an adult and mother ignited a passion that has consistently grown over the past 20 years. Julie specializes in planning a perfect day-to-day itinerary, maximizing your “must-dos” to suit your family’s needs. Julie has also fallen in love with Disney cruising! She took her maiden voyage to celebrate the Millennium New Year in 1999 and has just returned from her 18th cruise. She has sailed on all 4 ships and can help you book the perfect cruise for your budget, from inside staterooms to deluxe suites.

Disney Cruise Line, Walt Disney World, Dining Recommendations, Family Trips, Deluxe Trips, Day-to-Day Planning


Ben Crain

“Make each day a ride worth taking!” is the slogan Ben has adopted as his personal motto, inspired by his many magical trips to Walt Disney World. 

Ben fell in love with Disney on his very first family trip at 3 years old.  At 5, he spent an entire summer drawing his favorite Disney characters and was very proud to have one drawing featured in the Disney Channel Magazine.  Since then it has been his Wish Upon a Star to share the magic of Disney with others.  Today he is happily married to his Disney-loving wife Rachel.  When they aren’t busy working in San Antonio, TX, they are hopping on their magic carpet and exploring A Whole New World at Disney. 

Ben is very excited to be a part of the Magical Vacation Planner team!  He enjoys helping others stay One Jump Ahead at Disney.  While he loves exploring new resorts and dining experiences, he believes nothing beats the thrilling storytelling of a Disney ride.  As the self-appointed “Ride Guide,”he shares his passion for Disney rides through his own podcast.  Now he wants to help you discover what experiences will fit you best.  Whether you have a caravan the size of Prince Ali, a family of five Incredibles, or a Monster buddy trip, Ben is ready to be your Magical Vacation Planner.

Area of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Family & Multi-Generational Trips, Adult Only Trips, Dining Recommendations, Day-to-Day Planning, Ride Recommendations, Golf, All Things Star Wars


Jeanne Schoening

Jeanne believes Disney vacations are like no other!  It is truly magical when you see the ear to ear grin when your child meets a favorite character, or when your teenager holds your hand and skips down Main Street with you.  Disney vacations bring out the child in everyone and bring tears of joy for Jeanne.

Jeanne has traveled to Walt Disney World and Disneyland with infants to teenagers and every time it is a new adventure.  Having four children, she also understands the special dynamics of planning a trip for a large family and staying within a budget without missing any of the magic Disney has to offer. 

Jeanne is a second grade teacher and has a love for everything Disney.  She has visited Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and cruised Disney.  Jeanne would love to share her expertise and work with you to make your Disney vacation the most magical one ever!

Areas of Focus:  Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Family trips, Traveling with infants to teens, Traveling with food allergies


Micki Stillings

With such a fun name like Micki, it’s only natural that she loves all things Disney. Micki first began visiting Walt Disney World as a child and has carried on the tradition with her husband and their 6 children. Her favorites include the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue dinner show, cheering on the kids at Jedi Training, transforming her daughter into a pirate at the Pirates League experience, singing along to the Festival of the Lion King stage show, and trying to match wits with Gaston.

Micki loves visiting Disney World frequently and enjoys staying up-to-date on all the latest Disney news and information. By getting to know her clients, she is able to customize an experience for them in order to create their own lifelong memories.

With so many options to choose from, it’s nice to have someone who is good at squeezing the most out of what Disney has to offer for your vacation. Whether you enjoy Casey’s Corner hot dogs or the signature dining at the California Grill, Micki is happy to take care of all the details so you can truly relax and enjoy your magical time. 


Lara Davis

Lara has loved all things Disney since her first visit to Walt Disney World at just 2 weeks old. She has traveled to Disney at least once a year for the past 31 years. Lara loves to share the Disney magic with her husband and 2 children. She is known to her friends and family as the “go to” person for all things Disney.  She has help countless family and friends plan Disney Vacations for many years.

Lara and her family love going on cruises.  She has been on Disney Cruise Line, Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean.

Lara’s dream is to travel to all the Disney Parks worldwide someday. She loves to help families experience the magic of Disney and she would love to help your family in planning the best vacation ever. 


Jennifer Henry

Jennifer has experienced countless trips to Disney World since first going as a young girl, whose only wish was to live in Cinderella's Castle.  Many years later, she is enjoying the experiences in a whole new way.  Seeing the magic through the eyes of her own child is a feeling like no other!  She will never forget the look of awe upon her son's face upon entering Toy Story’s Midway Mania or the twinkle in his eye when it started *Snowing* during the Frozen Summer Fun Parade.  
Jennifer joined Magical Vacation Planner in order to merge two of her passions:  Disney and Travel.  In addition to her Disney travels, Jennifer has traveled all around the United States, Europe, and Canada, as well as cruising throughout the Caribbean.  Jennifer is always the planner of the group, earning her the nickname “The Navigator” during her first trip to Europe.  
Jennifer’s goal is to stay in every Disney Resort, and she is well on her way!  She has favorite things about each resort she has been to, just ask!  And while she has her favorite restaurants and experiences, she tries to experience new places and events every time she goes.  From resorts and roller coasters, to shows, dining reservations, and character experiences, Jennifer will learn about your family, listen to your vacation dreams, and help you plan your a vacation that is magically suited to you and your family.  
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” —Walt Disney
Areas of Focus:  Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Aulani, Planning with Children and Infants, Family & Multi-Generational Trips, Dining Recommendations



Ashley Vollmer

Ashley’s love of Disney started on her first trip in 1990. She and her family stayed at the Contemporary Resort and she remembers being fascinated by the monorail!  She would return many times over the years with her family, then with her husband, and now with their own family, including their two children.  Walking down Main Street, USA for the first time with her husband and kids ranks as one of the best experiences of her life!  Ashley has also chaperoned two successful trips for cheerleaders attending national competitions at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.   Ashley and her family are now starting to extend their love of Disney to the Disney Cruise Line, having taken two cruises in the past year.

Ashley and her family try to experience something new and uniquely Disney on each trip.  From eating at new dining location to enjoying multiple dessert parties to surprising her family with a fireworks cruise, she can help you select the right Disney experience to complement your vacation!

Ashley wants your family to experience the best Disney vacation that you can. A trip to Disney should be magical, enjoyable, and most importantly, stress free.   Ashley can help you achieve that vacation.  She is a meticulous planner who has an eye for details.   Whether it is your first trip or 20th, she would love to help your family plan their Disney vacation.

Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Family trips, Multi-generational trips


Shannon Foreman

Shannon is a Licensed Dental Hygienist with a love and passion for travel. She is married to Jeremy and has two kids, Luke and Emma. Shannon loves the whole Walt Disney World experience! From enjoying the rides to eating at all the great restaurants. Shannon has visited the parks many times over the years and has enjoyed the Disney Cruise Line two times with her family. Along with visiting the Disney parks, Shannon loves to travel around the United States and see new things. She has been on mission trips to Haiti in 2010 and 2011.

When Shannon and Jeremy celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary a few years ago, they took the whole family, including grandma, to Walt Disney World and sailed on the Disney Dream. It was a very memorable trip. From sailing on the cruise, to dining with the Disney characters, and enjoying the rides, it was an unforgettable trip. She would love to help you plan the trip of a lifetime.

Areas of Focus:  Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Family trips, Resort & Dining Recommendations


Angela Chambers

Team Leader

Angela joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2011 because of her love for everything Disney. She has traveled to Disney World, Disneyland and cruised with Disney for over 25 years. Angela enjoys planning Disney vacations for others in hopes they will enjoy it as much as she and her family have over the years.

Angela has planned vacations for families, extended families and couples traveling to Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise line. She believes in planning the most magical vacation possible within a client’s budget. 

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Lines, Family Trips


Sarah Campbell
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Sarah is a wife and a mom to two princesses. Her family enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and spending time making memories! Disney World is their favorite vacation spot and it is truly their “happy place!" Sarah enjoys the entire aspect of planning a Disney trip, including pouring over menus to decide the best spots to dine and mapping out the best routes to traverse the parks. Finding a hidden Mickey while outside of Disney is one of the little things that brings great joy to Sarah. She likes incorporating Disney in everything she does such as trying recipes from Disney restaurants, playing Disney games and unearthing Disney trivia.

While in the Happiest Place on Earth, Sarah and her family enjoy collecting and trading Disney pins, meeting characters, getting autographs and pictures, and riding all of the rides, as well as trying a new restaurant or two each time. Sarah has stayed at several resorts, eaten at numerous restaurants in the Walt Disney World parks, resorts and the Downtown Disney area, has visited all four Disney World Parks, as well as Disneyland, and can offer suggestions and tips to help make your trip magical!

Memories can last a lifetime and Sarah is excited to help you make lasting memories at the Happiest Place on Earth! Sarah joined Magical Vacation Planners in 2015. She can’t wait to help you plan your trip, so contact her today!

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Family trips, Dining Recommendations


Christina Cvetkovic

"Welcome Home" are two of the most magical words and so true when visiting any Disney destination around the world. Chrissy looks forward to making your Disney vacation truly feel as comfortable as home.
Traveling to the magic since a small child, Chrissy has developed a deep love for all things Disney that still continues to grow. DVC members and annual passholders, all the while living in Ohio, Chrissy, her husband and daughter travel to the Disney World Resort a few times each year. Her daughter was just 11 months old when she first experienced the magic, and she too, has been bitten by the Disney bug.
Chrissy and her family dream of moving to Florida, buying a home in a community behind the Magic Kingdom and having the magic right in their back yard.
Chrissy has relaxed at almost every resort and has enjoyed most every restaurant and character meal as well. She says one of the most wonderful things about Disney World is, there is always something new to explore, making every trip new and exciting!
Along with visiting Walt Disney World, Chrissy and her family love to sail on Disney Cruise Line and have reached Gold Castaway Club status. Their most recent sailing to Norway, took them visit Anna and Elsa, and was beyond magical. A true trip of a lifetime! She says from the minute you step aboard a Disney ship you are treated like royalty. Every detail is taken care of leaving you time to relax, enjoy your family and make memories to last a lifetime.
Chrissy also has experience visiting Disneyland California and Disneyland Paris. With a trip to Aulani being planned in the next year. Her dream is to experience the magic at every Disney destination around the world!
Chrissy is the go-to person among her friends and family when there are questions about Disney vacation planning. She looks forward to making your dream of a Disney vacation come true! She can’t wait till you hear “Welcome Home.”
I think that's all you needed as of now. Let me know if you need anything else or if there were any problems with anything. Thanks so much!


Maria Pereda

Maria has been a Disney fan from an early age. She has visited the parks since 1971 with her family. During Maria’s college years she worked at the Disney store is San Juan, PR. During that time she had the opportunity to learn about Disney characters, movies, products, and the culture of guest service.

Ten years ago Maria and her family moved to the Orlando area, and since she is a Pass-Holder and a Vacation Club Member; she has Disney experience beyond the theme parks experience; that is at Hotels, Value Resorts, Deluxe Villas, and Disney Cruises.

Maria also has had the opportunity to visit Disneyland California, and taken advantage of the personalized tours such as the Walking Walt Foot Steps.  With regards to Disney Cruises; she is a Disney Cruise Gold Member; with several trips to both Alaska, and Bahamas in both The Wonder, and The Dream cruise liners.

Maria can help families plan their vacations with great detail. She knows the ins and outs of the Disney experience (from making the reservations, planning for the best meal plan, getting Fast Passes for attractions, and creating the best shopping tour). She knows how to help her customers make the best decisions based on their needs.

Maria is a mother and a teacher, so she knows of the needs for a family traveling with small children, and she knows about Disney attractions created mainly for adults, and how to coordinate leaving the children under the professional and safe care of Disney; while adults can enjoy for a short time on their own.

Finally, she is fully bilingual -Spanish, English.- This fact gives the opportunity to reach more customers, provide a better service, and give confidence to those customers who do not understand English.

To Maria this is not a job; it’s another experience Disney has made for me.


Angie Austin

Angie has been a devoted Disney fan since she was a little girl. In high school, she even won the annual Walt Disney “Dreamer and Doer” award for her class. She is a mom of two teenage boys and a lifelong elementary school teacher from Alabama. She has been traveling to Walt Disney World for many years and loves it more and more each time she visits. She has also participated in many runDisney half-marathons at both WDW and Disneyland. Angie is very proud to be a part of the Magical Vacation Planner team and eager to create magic for others!



Jennifer DeFranco

Jen loves to travel and has always loved Disney. Her first memory of Disney is as a toddler with her parents almost 2 years after the Magic Kingdom opened. Since then she has returned dozens of times as a child, a teen, a young adult and as a parent. Her most magical memories have been those that have been made at Disney with her own family while watching them come to love Disney as much as she does.   Each visit is a chance to try something new, whether a restaurant, hotel, tour, or show, they try to make every visit special by adding a new experience to their list. Her children have grown up at Disney and their first visits each took place when they were around 1 year old. Now teens, the trip itinerary looks a bit different than it did 16 years ago, but they still love the magic of Disney and look forward to each new adventure there.  In 2015 Jen and her husband joined the Disney Vacation Club to insure that their family would have years of Disney ahead of them to share with their children and their own families.  Two of her most favorite Disney memories took place in 2015 when her daughter had the amazing opportunity to perform in the Candlelight Processional at Epcot with her school choir, and crossing the finish line of a Disney 10k with her son.  
Jen has had the joy of visiting both Walt Disney World and Disneyland and found unique things she ultimately loves about each.  She has also enjoyed the Disney Cruise Line more than once and found them to be the best cruising experiences she has had. In 2014 she discovered the fun and excitement of runDisney and has run more in more than 10 runDisney race weekends between both coasts - some with friends and some with her family. Jen has also traveled to Walt Disney World at nearly every time of year and hit most holiday and special events during those trip. One of her most favorite times to visit Walt Disney World is during the winter holidays when the parks bring the spirit of the holidays alive.  
Jen's background is in marketing and development and she has spent years working in the non-profit world for organizations she feels a passionate connection to. She is now meshing this role as a Disney Travel Planner with her passion for Disney to create the ideal vacation for others, which seems like the perfect place for her to be! She has extensive experience at Walt Disney World and can assist with creating the perfect customized trip for groups from 1-25, or more, to fit just about any budget! 
When they are not on a Disney trip you will likely find Jen planning their next trip to a Sandals Resort with friends, or a Beaches Resort with the family, in Jamaica. It is their favorite trip to take, next to Disney. After honeymooning at a Sandals in Jamaica 20 years ago, they fell in love with the country, and Sandals vacations, and it has become one of their go to spots on a regular basis. They have enjoyed more than 5 of the all-inclusive properties in Jamaica (some more than once) and already have the next trip planned! 
Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, runDisney, Dining Recommendations, Deluxe Vacations, Traveling with Large Groups, Adult Only Trips, Holiday Trips, Traveling with Teens, Traveling with Small Children, Family and Multi-Generational Trips, Resort Recommendations, Disney Tours and Special Events, Disney Cruise Line, Sandals All-Inclusive Resorts, Beaches All-Inclusive Family Resorts, Disneyland


Jessica Bumgardner

Some of my greatest childhood memories are of the vacations taken with my family to a multitude of different locations. My only visit to Walt Disney World as a child was at the age of 3. Being so young, I had no memories of this trip. I could not wait until the time came for my first visit with my husband and 2 children! The memories we made on our first visit as a family in 2012 were truly what I had dreamed of!  We were all so in love with Disney by the time we left the property that we knew we would be Disney travelers for life! My love for all things Disney has made an impression on others as well!  I have "unofficially" given help and advise planning vacations for family and friends on many occasions! Planning an amazing Disney vacation is definitely in the details, and I love exploring all the details possible! My family and I have had the opportunity to have many different experiences on our vacations. Experiencing different restaurants, rides, and many different resort stays has been so exciting!! 
My love for travel has definitely stayed with me, and I love more now than ever, traveling with my own husband and children. Also, my parents traveling with us on occasion has been a huge blessing. 



Lisa Bailey

Lisa's love for Disney began at a very young age visiting with her grandparents and siblings. She still has memories of marching in the night parade at Wakt Disney World with her high school band as a majorette. Lisa began taking her children in 2005, and her love for all things Disney was ignited in her three boys. They have visited multiple times a year since then, including multi-generational trips, bringing her extended family, from grandparents to cousins, planning multiple "friend" family trips over the years, and school trips for her boys. Lisa's husband and sons became avid pin traders and collectors over the years. They've stayed in several of the resorts at Disney, but her favorite so far is Animal Kingdom Lodge so her son can see the animals first thing in the morning, a memory she will always have!

Then adding to the "Disney fire," Lisa discovered runDisney! She ran her first Princess Half Marathon in 2012 and has ran it every year since, adding in the WDW Half Marathon Weekend, Disneyland Half Marathon, Tinkerbell Half Marathon, and Tower of Terror 10 Miler events. Her husband and children also run in several of the events. Lisa explains this as a merging of her two favorite things, Disney and exercise. She was hooked and continues to attend these events.

Lisa's family has visited the Happiest Place on Earth multiple times a year including special events like Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween night & Mickey's Very Merry Christmas night. One of her sons has Asperger's Syndrome (Autism) so she has knowledge on taking autistic children to the busy parks and dealing with the need to decompress.

Lisa's first Disney cruise was in 2011, and that's when she discovered her love for the Disney Cruise Line. She's been on other cruises but states that Disney stands out above all the rest hands down. She's also been to Sandals Resort in Jamaica.

Lisa's present training is as a certified court reporter and real-time courtroom writer, but her plan is to let her love for Disney and planning everyone's trip bring her out from the legal field. She has an unending love to plan Disney trips and help families make that dream come true. She would love to help you plan your trip to Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise, or runDisney events.

Areas of Focus: Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruises, traveling with an autistic child, traveling with small children, "tweens" and teens, runDisney, multi-family trips, resort recommendations, dining tips


Kate Basel

 Ever since my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 5 years old, I was hooked on Disney and I could not get enough!  I was fortunate to call Walt Disney World a regular summer vacation spot as I was growing up.  Each trip that I made was magical and memorable!  As I became a mother, I fell involve with everything Disney even more!  I have two Disney Princesses of my own!  Taking my oldest daughter on her first Disney trip at 17 months old was my most magical and memorable Disney trip to date!  Seeing my daughter look at everything in such amazement brought tears to my eyes!  Ever since planning my first family trip to Walt Disney World back in 2014, I knew I wanted to help other families make special memories with each other that they will treasure for a life time!  Walt Disney World is my happy place where you can just enjoy yourself and have fun without a care of the outside world!!! 


Windy Martin

My name is Windy Martin. I'm married to Jeff, and we have three kids: Cole, Chase, and Bella.  I fell in love with Disney, during my first trip to Walt Disney World, in June of 1997.  Over the years,  I've made many magical memories with my family, during our trips at Disney.  For me, entering Disney property is like stepping into a world of magic. My heart is filled with a childlike spirit.  I leave the cares and worries of the world behind me.  Whether I am at a Disney park, or relaxing by the pool at my resort, or dining at one of the restaurants, I can feel the magic all around me. This feeling is contagious, so be prepared to be exposed to the magic of Disney! 
I decided to join the Magical Vacation Planner team, because I simply love planning trips to Disney.  I absolutely love it when people ask me for advice about Disney.  I could talk hours on end about Disney! 
My goals are to share Disney magic and to  personalize trips to make magical memories for as many people as I can. 
I am capable of giving suggestions on parks, attractions, resorts, dining(I've dined at a lot of Disney restaurants), character dining, and special events such as Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and EPCOT'S Food & Wine Festival. I have an abundance of tips that I am willing to share to help make the most of your time at Disney. 
Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, planning with groups of all ages, planning with large and small groups, dining recommendations, Disney special events, resorts recommendations,and recommendations for Disney Spring


Craig Evans

I have been visiting the Walt Disney parks beginning when I was a very young child. I can remember walking through the gates of Walt Disney World after they punched our tickets, seeing the Walt Disney Railroad, walking down Main Street USA, being completely in awe at the sight of Cinderella's Castle, and its enormity.  The smells and the sounds are still so vivid! I was hooked, and my passion for all things Disney took off. My wife and I took our very first trip together as a couple, to none other than Walt Disney World, and staying in the wonderful, Disney's Beach Club Resort. 

Now, being Married and with three kids in tow, the love I have for Disney has grown stronger. The impact Disney has had on our kids, is second to none.  You cannot put a price tag on the memories of their first visit, or the emotions you feel as a parent watching their excitement! I truly appreciate the memories that our family has made over the years.

Being employed as a Flight Attendant for a Major Airline, and as Annual Passholders at the Walt Disney World Resort, have allowed us to take countless trips to the Disney Parks. We try new Quick Service and Table Service restaurants each visit, try new experiences, and love to experience the different Resorts located on Disney Property. 

In addition to traveling to the Disney Parks, we have taken Four Disney Cruises on the Magic, Dream, and Fantasy. Each Disney Cruise has been wonderful, and Castaway Cay is my favorite Island in the Caribbean!

Please allow me to assist you in planning your next Disney vacation, whether it will be your first visit, or cruise, or your 100th. Whether you're traveling alone or with a group of 50, let me knowledge of a Disney Vacation be of assistance. I have extensive experience with My Disney Experience, the Fastpass system, and can provide excellent choices for many restaurants and resorts within the Disney Parks.  I want you to maximize your Disney Vacation, while eliminating the Stress and Hours of having to plan it.  I love to share my Disney experience and excitement with others, love to assist with planning their vacation!

I have vast knowledge in the Airline/Travel Industry, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani, Adventures by Disney, Disney Cruise Line, Concierge/Club Level travel, Multi Generational Planning, Family Trips, and Planning with Children and Infants.


Amy Wright

"Collect memories, Not things" is Amy's motto. Being an avid traveler
throughout her life, she finds these words more important than ever in
today's world.

Growing up in the south, she has enjoyed the magic of Disney through
all ages of life. And being a UF Gator gave her time to discover all
the nooks and crannies of Disney World.

Now living in Atlanta, Amy is is the mother of 3 and her oldest son is
autistic. She believes that Disney offers a magical place every family of a
special-needs child needs to experience. After cruising on the Disney
Dream last year, she was so passionate to get the word out to all
exhausted parents that she joined Magical Vacation Planner.

"Travel is the only thing you buy that will make you richer!"

Areas of focus: Special-needs Autism, Disney World, Disney Cruise
Line, Details, details, details.


Patrice Hicks

Patrice’s love for the Disney theme parks started when she was 5 years old, during her first trip to Walt Disney World with her parents, sister and brother. She currently loves to the Disney theme parks with her family and friends. In addition to enjoying all of the Disney attractions, she also loves experiencing the different dinning options that Disney has to offer. When Patrice isn’t conquering the theme parks, you can find her exploring Disney Springs and the many Disney resorts.
Patrice knows that every Disney vacation is different; this is why she strives to create itineraries that best meet the needs of her clients. Patrice would love to add extra pixie dust to your magical Disney vacation, to create memories to last a lifetime. Patrice hopes to help her clients explore everything that Disney has to offer because she knows that there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Family Trips, Group Trips, Couples Trips, Adult Only Trips, Traveling with Children and Dinning and Resort Recommendations.  


Jessi Kohring

Jessi has been planning Disney Vacations since she can remember! Even as a middle schooler on her family Disney vacations, Jessi can remember always being the one to make the decisions about where they would go and what they would do! Her family still jokes about how they would spend the whole trip chasing her around the parks just to keep up with where she was headed! Jessi's love of Disney has only grown over the past several years as she has been able to experience the magic with her husband and young daughter.

Jessi joined the Magical Vacation Planner team in 2014 and is ready to share her love and passion for Disney with her clients. She is excited to help plan magical vacations for those who are first-timers or those who would consider themselves pros. Having worked in youth ministry for several years, she feels especially skilled at planning events/trips for large groups!

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Honeymoons, Family Trips, Group events, Planning with Young Children


Elisa Doran

Elisa has taken her love of Disney as a small child and passed that along to her own children (and husband J). Having children ranging in age from 8 to 20, Disney is her family’s favorite vacation spot. It is the only place that her family feels offer something for everyone while still letting them create wonderful memories all together. You know you are doing something right if your teenager still loves to vacation with you! As annual passholders, her family enjoys exploring well beyond the parks. Every trip they love to discover new restaurants or explore new resorts and activities.

Elisa spent years planning trips for her friends and family. She finally decided to seek out the most respected agency in the business and make this her career. She absolutely loves helping others to create the same magic and memories that her family has over the years!

Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Aulani, family trips, celebrations, dining and resort recommendations, traveling with children of all ages, traveling with children with special needs, dinning with food allergies


Sarah Gronde

Sarah is the self-proclaimed Total Disney Diva. Having been to Walt Disney World over 20 times in her life, as well as doing the Disney College Program where she worked at Walt Disney World in Magic Kingdom on Main Street U.S.A, she lives and breathes Disney. During her time participating in the Disney College Program, she enjoyed making so much magic, she didn’t stop even when it ended and she had to came back home. Once her time was done, she became a Campus Representative for the Disney College Program and continued making magic on her college campus. Her husband proposed to her in front of Cinderella’s Castle and for their honeymoon, they took a Disney Cruise. Disney brings so much joy to her life, she wants to spread it around and help make your vacation one to remember.
Joining the Magical Vacation Planner team is her way to continue making magic for others, but she isn’t limited to just Disney. 
Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disney Dinning Recommendations, Disney for Adults, Disney Resort Recommendations.


Carmen Davis

Carmen is passionate about Disney. She loves experiencing the magic and helping others experience it as well. She has had the opportunity to frequent Walt Disney World numerous times as a child, newly married, and with children. Carmen feels there is something for everyone and wants to help them find it! She has experienced many of the WDW resorts and restaurants and loves sharing her recommendations. She would be thrilled to help you plan your next Disney vacation. 
Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Dining and Resort Recommendations, Attraction Recommendations, Family Trips


Stacie Muse

Being a Magical Vacation Planner is a dream come true for Stacie.  Having travelled to Walt Disney World over 30 times, she loves making each vacation special and unique and knows she can do the same for you.  Stacie and her husband spent their honeymoon in Walt Disney World, and they are raising their twin daughters to share their love of all things Disney! Stacie has an extensive knowledge of all of the resorts at Walt Disney World, from the value resorts to the Deluxe Villas.  When not visiting the parks, her family enjoys cruising with Disney Cruise Line and relaxing at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort in Florida.
No matter what season you have in mind for your travels, Stacie can help you plan out every detail such as planning unique dining experiences, taking advantage of special events, and enjoying all of the magic that Disney has to offer.
Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, resort and dining recommendations, travelling with kids (including infants and toddlers), travelling without kids, honeymoons


Michelle Hickman

Michelle has been inspired by the magic of Disney since she was a child surrounded by a family who loved the Mouse. She married a fellow Disney enthusiast and travels from Buffalo, NY to Walt Disney World with her husband and 4 sons every year! Michelle joined the Magical Vacation Planner team in 2014, after years of helping friends and family plan their trips. Michelle has traveled to Disney World as a child, a teenager, a newly engaged couple, and as a parent with her own children and extended family so she personally understands the appeal of Disney at every stage of life.

In addition to her knowledge about Disney, Michelle also holds a PhD in Special Education and has been working with individuals who have autism and other developmental/behavioral disabilities for 20 years. She has helped many families prepare for a vacation with a child with special needs. Michelle is happy to provide advice and individualized strategies that you can use before and during your trip to make your vacation even more enjoyable. In addition, she can provide personalized recommendations for resorts, dining, attractions, and entertainment based on the preferences and needs of your loved one/s.

A recent guest told Michelle that her passion for Disney was contagious and adding to her own excitement about an upcoming trip. Contact Michelle today for the same inspiration and assistance as you plan your own Disney vacation!

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Family Trips, Traveling with Children with Special Needs



Logan Walker

Logan has been traveling to Disney World ever since he was a young boy. He is now in his upper 20's, and believes he is close to the century mark. He can remember stopping along the way and grabbing every little brochure that was related to Disney. He became obsessed and over-the-top interested in it from the very start. 
Logan is now married and the love for Disney seems to keep on growing. Logan and his wife keep on making trips to Disney because it seems to bring out the inner-child in the both of them. He is also a fifth grade teacher. Are you wondering what his classroom decor theme is? You guessed it, Disney! 

By being a travel agent, Logan enjoys keeping his clients one step ahead of everyone else whom are visiting Disney World. He likes to call himself a "Ride and Park Guru" when it comes to Disney World. With having traveled to Disney so many times, he knows Disney secrets that very few know. Maybe you are interested in getting that parade view on the second floor of a restaurant that nobody else seems to know about? Maybe your child wants to meet his or her favorite character and want to know where the can happen? Logan has a vast assortment of secrets that he will be willing to share.

Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Honeymooners, Family Trips, Disney Cruise Line, Dining and FastPass recommendations, Disneyland, Sporting Events/Golfing on property


Nina Zadnik

Bio Coming Soon!