Meet Our MVP Staff

MVP Featured Planners of the Month

  • Abbey Parra

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi! I’m Abbey and would love to help you have an amazing vacation, whether it’s in California or Florida. I currently work at a global talent agency, dealing with all sorts of clients, and help out in the travel department as well. I take pride in my customer service skills and will always put you first. Your happiness is my job!
    I grew up traveling to Disney with my family, leading me to the Disney College Program. I worked at the Magic Kingdom, where making magic for Guests was just part of a day’s work. Working there taught me so much about giving each Guest their own unique experience. We’re all different – so why should our vacations be the same?
    My love for Disney has only grown through the years. I’ve cruised with DCL, am an annual passholder at Disneyland and visit Disney World as often as I can.
    I am a huge Disney Princess fan. All my friends, family and even my boyfriend’s family know me as their own Disney Princess! I am constantly getting asked for travel advice, tips, and any questions related to Disney. I honestly love planning vacations, making people happy and, of course, anything Disney – so this is the perfect job for me. My mom, another huge fan, will be helping me out as well so you can be sure to have two experts on your case.
    This Disney Princess will make your vacation as magical as can be! My specialties are travelling as adults, as a couple, girls’ trips, with kids of all ages, teenagers and solo trips (yes, these can be done and are still super fun).

  • Abbey Singharath

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Abbey began her journey with Disney at a young age traveling with her family growing up. The feeling that you get when you first enter a Disney park is like no other! Abbey had to share this feeling with her husband, and they went on one of their first vacations together while dating to Disney World! Her husband too, fell in love and they incorporated Disneyland into their honeymoon while visiting California. Now that have two young children, they have returned several times to share that feeling of magic with them. Seeing your child’s eyes light up when entering Disney is pure magic to watch!

    Abbey enjoys many aspects of Disney and likes to try new experiences each visit, whether it’s trying new restaurants or staying at a different resort. Because of this, she has a wide range of knowledge about different levels of resorts and types of restaurants! She can also help with travel parties of any number, being that she has travelled with parties ranging from 2 to 15 people!

    Allow her to take the stress out of planning so you can truly enjoy every aspect of your magical trip with your family and friends!

  • Adelaida M Mendoza

    Personal Travel Advisor - Team Leader

    Adelaida joined our team in 2015 and has been a Disney veteran since 1976. Her family and close friends know her as “Tinkerbell/Hada Madrina” 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 Parks and Resort has to offer. In 2014, she started her own blog where she documents all of her magical experiences for the Hispanic audience #orejitasmagicas. She’s has planned more than 150+ “Magical Moments,” by creating unique experiences for all her family members, friends and followers. 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! She would love to help you plan your next magical Disney Vacation.

    Adelaida se unio a nuestro equipo en el 2015. Su familia & amistades la conocen como “Tinkerbell/Hada Madrina” 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 Walt Disney Parks & Resorts tiene para ofrecer. En 2014 comenzó su propio blog #orejitasmagicas en donde documenta todos sus experiencias mágicas para la audiencia hispana. Ella ha planeado mas de 150+ “Momentos Mágicos” no solo para su familia sino para sus amistades y seguidores de su pagina mediante la creación de experiencias únicas para todos. 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!

    “Mi objetivo como tu Hada Madrina es familiarizarte con la Magia de Disney y brindarte todo el apoyo necesario antes del dia de tu llegada. Permíteme ser parte de la magia y compartir mi experiencia, conocimiento y entusiasmo por los lugares más mágicos en el lugar más feliz del planeta. “ – Adelaida Mendoza

  • Adriana Clifford

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Adriana is a military spouse with love for helping people make their travel dreams come true. She has spent the last two years living abroad and seeing the world, traveling to Italy, France, Dubai, Bahrain, Jordan, Greece and India. Her love for travel and adventure began when she was a teenager with her first vacation experience; Walt Disney World. When she is not traveling, she maintains a travel blog where she allows others to see experiences through her eyes in the hopes to encourage more people to travel.

    No travel dream is too small or too large! The memories that can be made on a Disney vacation will last a lifetime. She looks forward to connected with you to help you make all of your Disney Travel Dreams come true!

  • Adrianne Raia

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Adrianne first visited Disneyland at age 2, convinced she had Pixie Dust running through her veins. Her love of all things Disney began during that trip, a love that has grown throughout her life and is now shared with her family. As Annual Passholders, along with her husband and two daughters, Adrianne has adventured and explored her way through Disneyland and California Adventure, discovering all of the hidden gems the parks have to offer.

    Adrianne has stayed in all three of the Disneyland Park hotels, as well as many of the Good Neighbor hotels located near to the parks making her uniquely qualified to help your family make the best lodging decisions for your trip. She has visited Disneyland during all of the various special events that happen throughout the year, such as Mickey’s Halloween Party, the Festival of Holidays and the Lunar New Year and even participated in RunDisney events, like the Tinkerbell 5k. No matter what time of year your family decides to visit, Adrianne can make sure that you do not miss out on any of the magic!

    Adrianne’s other love in life is travel, and she has visited most of the United States and traveled extensively throughout Europe, even making time to see Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. Wherever your heart desires to go, let Adrianne sprinkle some of her Pixie Dust on your vacation, creating magic and memories that will last a lifetime for your family.

  • Alexandra Colon

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    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 Magical Place. Alexa is a preschool teacher and is very familiar with the planning. She loves to plan every detail of her family vacations. From the days, they will visit each park, what restaurants will attend, schedule their favorite attractions…always leaving space for rest and surprises. She is fascinated for celebrating special occasions at Disney, because the magic is endless, although the mere fact of being in Disney is already special. She is the mother of a 5-years old Disney fan who loves Mickey and a 6 months old baby girl. Alexa lives in Pensacola, Fl. and will be glad to help you create the most Magical Vacations for you and your family.
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    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 familiarizada con la planificación. Le encanta
    planificar cada detalle de las vacaciones familiares. Desde los dias que visitarán cada parque, los restaurantes que asistirán, los horarios de las atracciones… 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 especial. Es madre de un niño de 4 años que ama a Mickey y de una niña de 6 meses. Alexa vive en Penscola Fl. Sera un verdadero placer para ella ayudarte a crear las Vacaciones más Mágicas para ti y tu familia.

  • Alexandra Dazzo

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Alexandra has loved all things Disney since she was a young girl, as a parent her love and appreciation for the intricacies of a Disney Vacation has flourished. With two young children, her family began taking Disney vacations when her son was 2 years old and her daughter was 5 months old, proving Disney really is for all ages. Each year they’ve expanded their trips, stepped outside of their own boundaries even traveling to Disney properties a few times each year. Between Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney events, staying in various Disney resorts and the Disney Cruise, character dining remains one of her favorites, in particular Cinderella’s Royal Table and Be Our Guest in the Magic Kingdom!

    The first time Alexandra’s son met Peter Pan, he stood in front of him with his mouth open, unable to speak because he was so enamored. Her daughter, a princess at heart, has experienced transformation at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. These are just two memorable moments that has led her to share her knowledge, to help families experience the Disney magic and make their own special memories! Alexandra’s innate attention to detail can help you get the most out of your next vacation!

  • Alexis Moore

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Alexis is a single mom who started taking her two girls to Disney as babies! Never being able to afford a trip there as a child, she wanted to make sure her kids had the experiences that she never had. Disney World has become their home away from home and they visit as often as they can. Now they are planning to start experiencing the Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney in the near future. She has also visited the other Disney Resorts and can offer her experiences and love for everything Disney with her clients.

  • Alicia Cowan

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have been a big fan of Disney ever since I can remember. A fond memory of mine is going to the Disney Store with my grandparents every time we went to the mall.

    I took my first vacation to Disney World upon graduating High School. It was a magical time, and I felt as if I was home. No other vacation measured up to my time at Disney World.

    My second time at Disney World exceeded the first because my husband proposed to me at Cinderella’s Wishing Well by Cinderella’s Castle. It is a story I always tell to everyone when I talk about Disney World.

    I have now rubbed my love for Disney off onto my infant son. He loves Mickey Mouse so much, it is no doubt he is my son!

    I can’t wait to start bringing the Magic I have brought to my family to other families!

  • Alicia Stryker

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    As a child, Alicia began traveling to Walt Disney World annually with her family starting in 1980. They expanded their travels to Disneyland and Universal California in 1989. She and her architect husband, Joe, decided to continue the Disney tradition with her own family many years later.

    Alicia and Joe and have three children, ranging in age from 3 to 8. Their eight year old son has autism and is happiest when experiencing the thrills of Space Mountain or Tower of Terror! Alicia has experienced Walt Disney World countless times as a child, a spouse, a school group participant, a special needs parent, and as a parent of a toddler and infant. She’s also experienced the parks while pregnant, which had its own set of challenges!

    Alicia and her husband have traveled all over the world, including 42 states and 11 countries. Cruises, particularly Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, are a personal favorite.

    Whether a romantic getaway or a trip with the kids, Alicia would love to help you have a relaxing vacation without all the legwork. For her, the legwork is almost as much fun as the trip itself, so let her passion for family, travel, research and planning go to work for you!

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Sandals and Beaches Luxury Inclusive Resorts, Universal Studios, Family Trips, Couple Getaways, Planning with Children and Infants, Children with Special Needs

  • Alina Mason

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Alina’s love for all things Disney began with her first trip to Walt Disney World at the age of 4. This love continues to grow as an adult as she visits Disney at least once a year, whether it be a trip to the parks or a Disney cruise, with her husband, Daniel, and her daughter, Emily. Alina has stayed at many Disney resorts from value to deluxe and has had enjoyed countless meals at both quick service and table service restaurants all around Disney property.

    Alina’s passion for Disney is even evident in her career as a middle school ELA teacher. Her co workers and students know all about “Mrs. Mason’s” Disney obsession!

    Alina would love to share her love and knowledge of Disney to help you plan your next dream vacation!

  • Allison Gilbert

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Allison first traveled to Walt Disney World with her parents when she was four years old and has been hooked ever since. Moreover, Allison’s passion for Disney has increased since she became a high school math teacher, allowing her to explore the intricacies of the parks. Despite living 1,500 miles away, she is an annual pass holder and meticulously plans her own trips to Florida. She also organizes visits to Disney for all of her family and friends, always eager to plan the next adventure. She is an avid reader of Disney books and blogs, keeping up-to-date on all current and future developments at Walt Disney World. Allison’s first hand experiences stretch from Disney’s parks to its various special events such as the Magic Kingdom’s holiday parties, Epcot’s many festivals, and runDisney races. She hopes to soon experience Aulani, and would like to visit all the Disney theme parks around the world. Allison is very enthusiastic about planning trips Disney vacations, and hopes to make a Disney adventure just as magical for others. She is excited to get started on this journey of being a Magical Vacation Planner and she would be happy to help you plan your trip!

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Resort and Dining Recommendations, Family Travel, Adult Only Travel, Honeymoons, runDisney events, Apparel and Accessories.

  • Allison Hockenberry-Hanna

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Allison’s love for all things Disney began with her first tri in 1989 and it has continued to grow ever since. Once Allison’s family became Disney Vacation Club owners and Annual Passholders in 1998 she has been fortunate enough to enjoy Disney multiple times a year, and has been able to take pleasure in many different aspects of the resorts and parks. With all of these great experiences. Now that she is an adult she finds great joy in traveling with her husband and children. This has made Allison the go-to for friends and family members that are looking to enjoy a trip to the most magical places on earth, anywhere Disney.

    With all of the experience she has gained Allison is a firm believer that every family and individual who travels to a Disney park and resort is different and has unique preferences and pace for their trips. As a Magical Vacation Planner she is excited to help you tailor your trip to your wants and needs.

    With all the breathtaking experiences Allison has had to Disney she now receives the most joy from seeing and hearing about other’s amazing trips along with all of their great and new memories.

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Dining Recommendations including dining with Food Allergies, Family Trips, Traveling with Children and Infants, Honeymoons, and Holiday and Special Events.

  • Allison Ruecksties

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    There is nothing like hearing the words Welcome Home. I get goose bumps every time. I have been to Walt Disney World 20+ times, it feels like the first time visiting every time. I am a Disney Vacation club owner at Bay lake tower ,and have also stayed at multiple Disney resorts, and used all meal plans. I have sailed on the Disney Dream and the Disney Wonder. My love for Disney started with my Mom . My mom was a Disney fanatic and turned me into one as well.

    I have two young daughters who also share in my love for Disney. Sharing my Disney experience by booking vacations is my way of sharing my Disney enthusiasm with others.

  • Allison Spruill

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    Allison has been vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort since she was five years old. Along with childhood family trips, 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 Resort too, traveling as infants through their current teen years, 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 stayed in all resort categories – Value, Moderate, and Deluxe – so she can help you find just the right fit for your family.

    Along with Walt Disney World Resort, her family loves sailing on Disney Cruise Line! Their favorite experience has been their “Land & Sea” vacation, where they began with a few days at Walt Disney World followed by a Very Merrytime Cruise over Thanksgiving. Disney Cruise Line is the perfect way to relax after the hustle and bustle of Walt Disney World!

    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 own Disney dreams come true!

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

  • Allyson Porter

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    As a lifelong Disney lover, it is a dream for Allyson to be able to plan your family a magical vacation to remember forever.

    Allyson and her husband have taken more than a dozen trips to Disney World, as well as sailed on Disney Cruise Line ships! Look no further for expertise on everything Disney including dining, optimal times to visit, Disney Cruise activities, Fastpass recommendations, and budgeting while on a magical Disney Vacation.

    Areas of Expertise: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Military Family Trips, Family Trips, Honeymoons, Adult Only Trips, Dining Recommendations, Itinerary Planning, Run Disney Events, Ride Recommendations, Money Saving Tips

  • Amanda Bugli

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Amanda first fell in love with Walt Disney World as a small child and it has remained one of her favorite places to vacation. She quickly converted her husband to a Disney fan, and now she, her husband and 2 small children vacation at Walt Disney World or on Disney Cruise Line as often as they can.

    Amanda has traveled to Walt Disney World and on Disney Cruise Line many different times, each time being a little bit different from the last. She has traveled with just adults before having children, as a family of 4 with a toddler and infant, on an extended family trip with 13 people including grandparents and great grandparents, and in a group of 9 including 5 children. She has stayed at many resorts on property and visited Disney World for as short as 2 days and as many as 12. All of these experiences have given her the insight that what works for one person may not work for someone else but that there is something at Disney, and on Disney Cruise Line for everyone!

    Amanda can’t wait to share her love of Disney and start helping you and your family plan your magical vacation.

  • Amanda Daybell

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have always been a Disney fan. I love the magic that Disney brings to life. I am a wife and mother. We have made so many fun memories at Disneyland, and Disney World. I love to help people plan their trips. My family has been to Disney on a budget or when we had more to spend, we enjoyed all our vacations. I was in charge of planning a family reunion in Disney World for 30 people ranging in ages from 3 months to 67, including princess and pirates. Let me help you plan a magical trip.

  • Amanda Henson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Just call me the Mad Hatter; I am a woman of many hats, and I wear them all proudly. Wife, mother of 3, teacher, librarian, and vacation planner are my top 5! Making your vacation magical is my goal, and Disney, along with our other partners, have a way of bringing the magic straight to your door! I am still a kid at heart, which helps when raising 3 of your own. My kids love to pretend; from Pirate coves to Mermaid lagoons, we have fun vacationing where our stories come to life right before our eyes. If you want your family to have a dream come true vacation and create memories to cherish for a life time, then I am here at your service.

  • Amanda Konsitzke

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    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

  • Amanda Piatt

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    As a child, on a family trip to Disney world, Amanda witnessed a bride and groom getting married at the Happiest Place on Earth. From that day on, she knew Disney World was the place to start her Happily Ever After. In June 2012, Amanda married her Prince Charming at the Wedding Pavilion at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. Disney has always held a special place in her heart. She has visited Disney over 15 times in her life and continues to see the mouse twice a year. She has stayed at many of the value, moderate, and deluxe Disney Resorts. Her favorite resort is the Grand Floridian, where she stayed on her honeymoon. One of her favorite things about Disney is the dining experiences. Disney’s Polynesian Resort’s ‘Ohana, is her favorite places to dine! One of her favorite memories, are the annual girls trips to Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival with her mother and sister! Her favorite snack option is the strawberry tart at Epcot’s France Pavillion, Boulangerie Patisserie.

    She now has two little Mouseketeers who have just taken their first trip to Disney World! She has learned the ins and outs of doing Disney with small children. Seeing her daughter meet and interact with the characters was priceless. Hearing her daughter tell Mickey that she loved him, was something she will never forget! Being a Disney family, naturally they have a red cocker spaniel named Lady and a black and white cat named Figaro! She is new to Magical Vacation Planner but loves planning trips almost as much as going on them herself.

    Amanda has experienced many of Disney’s annual events including: Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival, Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival, and special ticket events like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

    Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Weddings & Honeymoons, Planning trips with Infants & children, Dining & Resort Recommendations, Character Dining, & Family Trips

  • Amanda Quinlan

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Amanda’s love of Disney began in 1980 on her first trip to Walt Disney World with a stay at Ft Wilderness Campgrounds. Her family returned many times throughout her childhood creating lasting memories of time spent with her parents and sister. That Disney tradition has been continuous for 35 years and has included a wedding, several birthday celebrations, a 50th wedding anniversary and countless vacations to the Walt Disney World resort.

    Amanda brought her Disney passion to the West Coast when living in Orange County, California where she became a Disneyland Annual Pass Holder for several years. Exploring Disneyland where it all began was highlight of her years spent in Southern California.

    Now that Amanda has her own daughter, the Disney vacation tradition continues. With frequent trips to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland her daughter is now hooked too.

    Over the past 35+ years Amanda has traveled with small children, adults only, teenagers, young adults and grandparents and is excited to help you plan your next trip and share her love of all things Disney with you and your family!

  • Amanda Smith

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Amanda has been traveling to Disney for many years, as a child, a college student, with her her husband, and now with their daughter. As a mother, she believes there is nothing more magical than turning the bend on Main Street and seeing the castle in the distance through the eyes of a child — Disney is something that can bring the family together.

    She believes that there is always something new and fun to discover at the “House of Mouse” and she would love to help you plan out your vacation. As a self-proclaimed “mega-planner,” she has helped to coordinate and plan many trips for family and friends during all times of the year, be it Halloween, Christmas, Spring, Summer, runDisney, Birthday or Anniversary celebration, or just a spur of the moment splurge.

  • Amanda Smith

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I fell in love with Disney vacations when I took my family for the first time in 2008. My youngest son and I love everything Disney and travel. The memories it creates and new adventures to be taken. We have been 12 times since 2008, staying at resorts from the Pop Century to Bay Lake Tower. We love the food and will plan our trips around what reservations are available. I am so excited to get to help you plan the most memorable trip!

  • Amber Dunlap

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I am a former Disney Cast Member who absolutely loves all things travel and Disney! I have been helping friends and family plan their vacations for years so I am happy to share my love of travel with even more people!

  • Amy Borst

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Being originally from Florida, Amy took for granted how important Disney was for making magical memories. It was not until she and her husband took their daughter for her first Disney vacation that they appreciated the fantasy and wonder of Disney through the eyes of a child. Since October 2006, Amy’s family has had the opportunity to stay more frequently at several Disney deluxe properties where many special occasions, holidays, and life events have been celebrated.
    After moving to North Carolina, Amy’s family has been able to also experience the magic of Disney at Disney’s Hilton Head Island as well as travel on the Disney Cruise Line. The dream continues as their love for all things Disney grows.
    So, whether you are looking for a family vacation, a milestone celebration, or just a weekend getaway, please let Amy be of service in helping you plan your magical experience while making your Disney dreams come true.

  • Amy Cirillo

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Ever since I was a little girl Disney has been my passion. I grew up going to Walt Disney World and Disney Land. I also have a passion for travel and new adventures. As Walt Disney says If you dream it you can do it!

  • Amy Holbrook

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    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 have grown up and left 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.

    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.

  • Amy Howell

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Amy is inspired by all things Disney! She has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 3 years old-it was love at first sight! She is from a small town in Mississippi but discovered after college she enjoyed the city life and stayed in the Birmingham area. Now she is proudly known by everyone she meets as “The Disney Lady”. Since her first visit she has been trying all things Disney, hoping to eventually experience it all. In addition to Disney World, Amy loves to sail with Disney Cruise Lines, and is working towards sailing on all ships. Amy is very detailed oriented and decicated to making your Magical Vacation the best one ever!

  • Amy Jackson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My love for Disney started with my first visit at the age of 4. Every time I return priceless memories flood my mind from the sights, sounds, and smells of Main Street USA in Magic Kingdom to winning a scavenger hunt on Tom Sawyer’s Island with my family as a child to watching my own daughter’s face light up as she sees the fireworks display light up over Cinderella’s Castle for the first time, every moment is truly magical!! Disney vacations are always the highlight of our year and we try to go at least once a year whether it be to the Disney Parks or on a Disney Cruise. No matter which location we choose, every single Disney experience is truly unforgettable!

    Disney planning has become a huge passion of mine and I can’t wait to help other families create those same magical Disney moments that I have had the privilege of experiencing all these years!!

  • Amy Richardson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Amy, along with her husband Jeremy are self-described Disney Addicts. We have traveled to Walt Disney World together yearly since 1999. I have been unofficially helping friends and family plan their vacation for years. Joining Magical Vacation Planner makes it official. I’m excited to share my Disney knowledge with others!

    I live in Frankfort, Kentucky with my husband Jeremy, and 9 year old son, Carter.

    My area of focus is helping friends travel to Disney on a budget. We love traveling when there are special Disney offers, such as free dining or room discounts. I’m also an advocate for an all-inclusive vacation with room, park tickets and dining. Most of our best meals have been eaten in Walt Disney World and I love sharing our favorite restaurants with others.

    Although I am passionate about Walt Disney World, I have a special place in my heart for the Disney Cruise Line. Rest, relaxation, characters, amazing food and Castaway Cay are just a few of the reasons I love to sail on Disney Cruise Lines.

  • Amy Ruff

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Amy’s first trip to Walt Disney World was as a teen, but her true love blossomed on her first trip as a mother back in 2006 when her kids were just four and two. Since then, she’s visited Disney World 15 times and Disneyland twice! She’s imparted her love of Disney to her kids and then step kids (5 in all!) and has thoroughly enjoyed seeing them grow up in the parks. They are now teenagers and have experienced Disney in every phase of childhood and adolescence.

    Amy joined Magical Vacation Planners in 2017 but has been planning trips for friends and family for years. Her experience includes multigenerational, adult-only, and multi-family trips, but her true expertise is with large single-family trips. Disney can be a very different trip with 5 kids and 2 adults!

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, trips for large families, adults-only trips, planning for small kids and teens, dining and resort recommendations, and dining with vegetarians.

  • Amy Silvia

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I love everything Disney since o was a little girl. I have been going to WDW since 1985. I enjoy all rides every park has to offer. I also can tell you all the best shows and great places to eat. I have experienced Disney anniversaries and their Halloween AMD Christmas parties. I go full Disney at all times, and can tell you all kinds of park info and Disney facts. I enjoy everything Disney and would love to help anyone I can have an amazing magical Disney experience.

  • Amy Swistak

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I discovered my love at Disney from an early age, going on a Disney Cruise with my best friend and enjoying all that it had to offer, plus park time and a stay after at WDW. After that trip, I made it a bucket list item to try to do all things Disney in my lifetime, and have been actively trying since then. During my trips, I always eat at a new place, whether it be a venue in one of the parks, or at Disney Springs. I also just recently got into runDisney, which only made me want to go back more and more, and try to run all the races. I would love to help anyone and everyone with their own personal trip to all things Disney, as planning is one of my all time favorite hobbies.

  • Amy Wilds

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi all my name is Amy Wilds and I live in the wonderful state of New Mexico. Where the weather is wonderful all the time. I am married to a wonderful man for 13 years. His name is David Wilds. I also have 3 beautiful children. Grant who is 12 and will be 13 in October. Wyatt who is 10 and his birthday is in November. Then there is my little princess Jemma who is 8 and her birthday is in September.
    I went to Disneyland for the very first time for my 6th birthday and that is when I fell in love with my first Disney character, Grumpy. To this day my nickname is Grumpy. But don’t let that full you i am a very out going person who loves to go above and beyond for my customers. I have worked in the travel industry for over 15 years and i really love helping people. I have also gone to Disney World quiet a bit and I have also gone to Disneyland many times. I would love to help you plan your memorable trip that Disney has to offer.

  • Amy Yoder

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi my name is Amy Yoder and I have been married to a wonderful husband for 23 years and we have 3 children and 1 grandchild. I love Disney!!! My first time at Disney was in 1993 it was my Senior Year of High School and our marching band got ask to be in the Disney Parade!!! Well we went and I was hooked!!! I have been going back ever since and our family loves it!!! I love to help people and I love helping people plan their vacations. So people would come to me and ask me to help plan the Disney vacation and I would, then I saw the opportunity to where I could help people plan their Disney vacation and other vacations so I signed up and did the interview and was able to come aboard. The reason why I love to help people plan a vacation is seeing the excitement as we plan it together and if their children know about it and they included them in the planning is seeing their faces light up as we go over things. I am hoping one day I can move to Florida and work at one of the Disney Parks, Hotels or Disney Springs. Also I love taking my Family to Disney and we always have a wonderful time and I love the atmosphere at the parks and hotels we have stayed at . Last year was the first time we took our grandson and it was awesome to see his face when he got to see Mickey and all the different charters!!! I am so happy to be apart of Magical Vacation Planner and I can not wait to see where this will take me in my new adventurer of helping people plan there vacations!!!

  • Andi Turner

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Andi is so excited to be part of the Magical Vacation Planner family. She loves the excitement and Magic of Disney and cant wait to help others plan their magical dreams of a lifetime. As a child Andi had always dreamed of going to Disney and was finally able to make her dreams come true many times with her family through the years as an adult. She would be absolutely thrilled to help you plan your next Disney Vacation and would love to help with any dining or activity recommendations you may need.

  • Andrea Coviello

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Andrea, along with her husband, 3 daughters and 2 step-daughters, have enjoyed many Disney vacations and memories over the years. Her 2 older daughters, ages 14 & 11, have already been to Disney more than 10 times. As they get older they look forward to their Disney vacations even more. Andrea lives with her family on Long Island, NY. Andrea has been helping friends and family plan their Disney vacations for years and finally decided to make it more than a hobby.

  • Andrea Fields

    Personal Vacation Advisor - 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

  • Andrea Strunkstein

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Andrea lives in Fallston, MD. She is a mother of two – one son and one daughter. She enjoys anything Disney related and especially loves collecting Disney Dooney & Bourke handbags, Disney Pandora, and Disney Pins. She finds her handbags to be a great conversation starter and they allow her to display her enthusiasm for Disney every day. She first visited WDW as a teenager in 1999 and knew that one day she wanted to share that magical experience with her own children. She has been visiting WDW with her children since her first child was two and stays in a different resort each time. She hopes one day to stay in them all. Andrea has also cruised on the Disney Fantasy multiple times. Andrea is a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge and has attained a special knowledge of Disney Destinations. She enjoys planning Disney trips for her family and friends and is very excited to be a part of Magical Vacation Planners.

  • Andrew Portelance

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Andy was 13 when he first stepped foot on Main Street U.S.A. in Disney Land, California and although the dream of living in the Swiss Family Robinson tree house was never realized, it started a lifelong admiration of Walt Disney and his vision of a world like no other. Sharing the Disney “Magic” with his own family over the years has fostered a blend of fun, excitement and great memories that will last forever. Making great memories for everyone with a little help from the World of Disney Resorts, Cruises and Adventures is his passion. From first time families and couples to the most seasoned of world travelers, Andy’s dedication and experience will ensure a personal, professional and individualized concierge service for every client. He’s lived it, loved it and can’t wait to see what’s coming next.

    It’s time to get excited! “You’re going to Disney World!”

    Areas of Focus: WDW Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disney’s Aulani, Planning with children, Dining Recommendations, Special Tours, Park Passes, FastPass help, Shopping Recommendation, Disney App information, Universal Orlando Resort, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Sandals/Beaches and more.

  • Angela Chambers

    Personal Vacation Advisor - 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

  • Angela Diaz

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    As child I would watch satellite TV to watch Disney shows and learn about the parks. The magic that I could feel just from watching created my Disney obsession. As I grew the love of Disney did as well. I began working at the Disney Store when I graduated high school. For 3 years it was an amazing place to learn the ins and outs of Disney as well as a ton of trivia. My husband and I went to Disney for the first time with our 2 year old son in 2002. After seeing his little face light up I decided that we would return as often as possible. By the time 2006 came around I had 2 daughters and our family of 5 went once again. We have been to Disney about 7 times. Trying to go at least every other year staying at different resorts each time.

    I absolutely love planning. I especially love to share little secrets to help families make the most out of their vacation. Disney is place to create amazing memories. My hope is to provide a service that will help you enjoy the time beginning to end.

  • Angela Mitchell

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I clearly remember my first trip to Disney World in 1980 as a little girl. My family drove from Virginia to Orlando and I would not sleep a wink. It was excited and I knew that it would be an great trip. Fast forward 34 years…My mom wanted to go to Disney for Christmas. She wanted to bring my family and my sister’s family for nine days! We had been to Disney resorts for professional conferences over the years as well as traveled extensively through the US and internationally, but we had not been back to Magic Kingdom. We spent Christmas Day at Magic Kingdom, ate dinner at the Diamond Horseshoe,and I could not believe that my 5 year old son made it through 13 hours without riding in the stroller. It was truly a magical vacation and we had a blast. When we left the park that night, my son said he wanted to come to Disney four times a year. I said, “Nobody does that. It took me 34 years to come back”. Little did he know I was trying to figure out when we could return because I was hooked!

    Well, we have been to Disney 8 more times in 2 ½ years! Dreams do come true! After the 8th trip, I was excited to discover an opportunity to become a Magical Disney Vacation Planner. I am excited to have this opportunity to help people make their magical dreams come true. I love travelling and have been to 37 states and 13 countries, including 4 trips to Australia. I am very detailed oriented and a planner by nature. Let me share my experiences and knowledge of Disney to help you plan your next magical dream vacation!

  • Angela Parker

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Angela loves all things about travel, but most of all traveling to Walt Disney World. She has a husband and two beautiful young children. Angela has been an avid Disney lover since her first trip in 1995. She has been back multiple times since then. But, she says, “ Nothing can compare to the excitement and joy she gets, then watching her young daughter experience the magic that is Mickey Mouse.”

    Angela can’t wait to assist you in planning your magical vacation. She knows it will be one you and you family will never forget!

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World Packages, Dining Recommendations, Family Trips, Planning with children and infants, Disney Special Events

  • Angie Austin

    Personal Vacation Advisor

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

  • Angie Reeping

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have always loved to travel and I believe that the vacation planning process should be as fun and exciting as the vacation itself. I have gathered wealth of personal and professional travel expertise, particularly when it comes to Walt Disney World. I can help you with money saving tips, time saving tricks, and insider secrets.

    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.  I will be your personal concierge each step of the way, ensuring that all of your needs have been met. My planning expertise will make the difference between an ordinary trip and a magical vacation. My passion is to learn about my clients and customize the perfect vacation experience.

    Life is all about experiences and creating memories with those you love!  After all, its so much more than a vacation!

    I am excited to assist you with a trip of a lifetime!

  • Anna Butler

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi! My name is Anna Butler. I am a military wife and mother to two toddlers and another on the way. My Grandfather took me to Disney world more times than I could count when I was a child and I fell completely in love with the Magic of the Disney experience. While in college I moved to Orlando to do an internship at Disney World and I enjoyed learning the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the business. My husband and I honeymooned at Disney world and enjoyed the relaxing side to the resort. We since have taken our two toddlers and enjoyed the craziness that comes with that! My favorite memory by far was seeing my son watch the parades at the Magic Kingdom.

  • Anna Sudaric

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I live near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with my husband and 2 daughters and have been to Disney many, many times! I loved going to the Disney parks as a child but love it even more now as I see the excitement and smiles on my kid’s faces as they walk through the parks. As soon as you walk through the gates, you can feel the Disney magic! I think everyone should experience that feeling and I would love to be the one who helps you plan that magical vacation. I have planned my family’s Disney vacations for many years and can help you book your vacation too. Whether it is a weekend getaway or a long stay, I look forward to helping you make memories to last a lifetime.

  • Annemarie Bohn

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Annemarie is the daughter of a retired travel agent and has not only lived in another country, she has traveled the world (including all over Europe, China, Mexico, Jamaica, The Dominican Republic, The US Virgin Islands and The Bahamas) and The Walt Disney World Resort extensively.

    As a mom to three energetic and curious boys, she has introduced her sons to the Magic at the Walt Disney World Resort, sailed on the Disney Cruise Line, and relaxed at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii. When Annemarie isn’t busy planning her next magical getaway with her family, she enjoys being swept away in a good book!

  • April Saliba

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    April is a wife and a mother of three beautiful girls. She discovered her love for Disney when visiting for the first time with her girls. Disney stole her heart the moment they drove under the iconic WALT DISNEY WORLD sign. Every corner she turns, there seems to be something new and even more amazing than the last!

    April has a passion for food and loves to seek out Disney’s new and most exciting culinary creations! She has visited many different restaurants and can give great recommendations on where to find that unique snack or yummy dinner reservation. April has great advice for first timers and navigating with young children. Visiting Disney Parks with 3 little girls has also given April the opportunity to be well versed in all things Princess. Whether you are a looking for a vacation jam packed with fun or a relaxing retreat, she is excited to help you along the way!

  • Arden Lindsey

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Living in Florida for the first few years of her life, Arden was able to go to Disney World frequently when in first opened in 1971 and for a number of years thereafter! Thus begun a lifetime love of being in the “World!” Arden recalls a magical trip in 1978 with her mother and grandmother where her grandmother wore a beautiful dress and hat! She was dapper before Dapper Days were a thing. Through the 80s when Arden rocked the big hair and Epcot first opened and into the 90s when Arden took her own sweet toddlers on their first trip, Disney World has always been special to her.

    Through these many years, Arden has planned trips for all types of groups: family groups of 16 with three generations, wedding anniversary trips, dance and cheer team groups and, most specially, family trips with her four children. Arden’s children are ages 12-20 now but she traveled with them at all ages: overwhelmed toddlers, princess-obsessed pre-schoolers, apprehensive elementary ages and dare-devil teenagers. She has been in the world pregnant and took a special trip back to Disney with her mother who used a scooter at the time.

    Let Arden use her experience of traveling through life’s stages to help you plan your dream vacation. Need to know where a toddler can de-stress? Which restaurants serve kids something other than chicken nuggets? Where to meet a favorite princess? Which rides are appropriate for 5 year olds who are afraid of the dark? Which rides teenagers may proclaim “lame?” What are the best rides for those who have mobility issues? Call Arden!

    Arden also loves to cruise! She would love to help you plan your family’s cruise vacation. Her favorite cruise was to Alaska. The majesty and beauty of that state is incredible! Love the beach? Let Arden plan your stay at the Beaches or Sandals resort!

    As a former consultant at a big-four accounting firm, Arden learned to pay attention to the details. Let her use that skill so you can enjoy your vacation without worry!

  • Arnetta Clark

    Personal Vacation Advisor - 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. Arnetta and her husband Mike have two sons in college and have enjoyed each magical moment watching their children grow up at Disney World. Arnetta has 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 the Disney magic and help make memories that they will cherish for a lifetime.

    Arnetta likes to share her experience of Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean with clients so they can forget about everything else in the world for just a few days and focus on their family.

    Areas of focus: Walt Disney World Packages, Dining Reservations, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Aulani and Royal Caribbean.

  • Ashley Mayhan

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Ashley has been traveling to Walt Disney World since 2000, visiting as often as she can with her two young children and husband who all love Disney as much as she does. Ashley doesn’t just love to visit the parks, but is passionate about learning all she can about Disney World, its history, and all the tips and tricks to having the best and most magical experience.

    Ashley has been sharing her knowledge with friends and family for years, helping them plan their own Disney World vacations. She can make recommendations for anything from resorts, to dining, to attractions and extras to customize the trip to the traveler’s budget and taste.

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

  • Ashley McNamee

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Ashley is a self proclaimed Disney addict. She follows updates on the parks religiously and enjoys going to Walt Disney World Resort whenever possible. She is a stay at home mother of 3 small children three years old and under. Ashley enjoys singing, dancing, sewing, and reading in the little spare time she has.

  • Ashley Piper

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Ashley and her husband are avid travelers and Disney lovers! Ashley began traveling to Walt Disney World in 1996 when she was in college and has been almost every year since. She loves taking her two young children on a Walt Disney World or Disney Cruise Line vacation every year! Recently, Ashley began competing in the RunDisney races. She and her husband love to go to Disney for the Wine and Dine half marathon and enjoy the Food and Wine Festival! Ashley loves planning Disney vacations and would love to help you with your magical trip.

  • Ashley Taylor

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Since my first visit at the age of 2 in 1986, I fell in love with everything Disney. I now have 2 children of my own that I am currently converting them to Disney lovers! Any time my family goes, I am always the one that takes the reins planning parks, restaurants, and extra activities. Among vacationing in Disney world, as well as Disneyland once, I participated in the Disney College Program in the spring of 2004. I am very passionate about Disney and joined Magical Vacation Planners to not only follow my passions but to help others experience their own magic. I look forward to making your dream vacation come dream!

    Areas of Focus: Disney World, Dining and Resort Recommendations, Attraction Recommendations, Family trips, Adults Only trips, Character dining, Universal and Islands of Adventure

  • Ashley Vollmer

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    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 with their third scheduled for summer 2018!

    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.

  • Austin Beaver

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Austin has been vacationing at Disney since he was 3 and loves it still to this day. He loves the memories that are made and would love to help you create yours!