• Barbara Bernardo

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I am Barbara Bernardo and live in Highlands Ranch, CO with my husband and 7 year old daughter. I grew up in S. Calif with Disneyland being a short drive for our family. I have fond memories as a young child to my High School Graduation and celebrating Grad Night at Disneyland. My love for Disney allowed me to host many “Make a Wish” Families thru the park as I grew older. I love seeing the magic in the eyes of the young and old. Now I love taking my family to the resorts. I love seeing the amazement of the park in my daughters eyes. Warms my heart knowing I am creating memories for her since she was 2 years old where we celebrated her Birthday in the park. We loved the experiences as parents that we invested in Annual Pass to the parks. It allowed us to enjoy the park during some of the most magical seasons that Disney offers. Our love for travel and all things Disney we embarked on Disney Cruise Travel. The experience we have had on several cruises from traveling with a small child (She was 3 at the time), dining, excursions, shows and the amazing ports has us hooked on expanding our Disney Cruise travels.

    Dining in the parks and on the cruise ships is a favorite of our especially the meet and greet experiences. The Princesses are still our favorite!!!

    My experiences has allowed me to be knowledgeable in the additional services that Disney offers for any type of special needs, medical needs, dietary requirements to food allergies. I also have experience with group bookings to honeymoons!

    I have become the go to person for friends and families that want to book Disney Travel. I love being able to help them create memories and I am so excited being a Magical Vacation Planner to customize your travel needs stress free so you can focus on what is important…Creating Memories!!!

  • Barbara Swift

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My passion for Disney started when I was a teenager but I did not visit the Magic Kingdom until I was a newlywed! It was a truly magical vacation and at that moment I decided that I wanted to share the magic of Disney with my friends and family.

    As a family, we have visited both Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom along with enjoying a Disney cruise. Watching my daughter and mother both experience Disney magic for the first time is a memory that I treasure. In addition visiting the Disney Parks, we have also visited Universal Studios Orlando.

    I love spending time planning vacations for my family and friends! No detail is too small in planning the perfect vacation. The best part about having me help you put together your Disney vacation? There is no cost to you!

    “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible”
    ~ Walt Disney

  • Becca Anderson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Becca has been in love with all things Disney since she was a little girl. While growing up, she was fortunate enough to have a mother who instilled the love for Disney magic and went on several trips a year including a Disney Cruise. Since then, Disney World has been her home away from home. Fast forward to now and Becca is a WDW Annual Passholder living her dream as a travel agent who can use her knowledge and experiences to help other families have the same magical moments she did. Some of Becca’s favorite things to do in Disney World are running all the runDisney races (the miles are worth the cute Disney medals!), strolling down Main Street with a Dole Whip, eating and drinking around the world in Epcot, playing in Andy’s backyard in Toy Story Land and eating the delicious food at Sanaa while watching the animals.

    When Becca is not planning Disney trips, she is teaching second grade (with a Disney themed classroom of course), spending time with her husband Bill and their dog Lola Belle and working on her Disney blog/Instagram account Magical Ears Traveler.

    Feel free to contact Becca today so she can help you get started on your magical vacation!

    Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Adventures by Disney, Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa, Disney Cruise Line, runDisney, Universal Studios, Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and Sandals.

  • Becky Gentry

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My love for travel began as a small child. Every year, my parents took me and my three sisters on vacation to somewhere memorable. Many of those years – sometimes more than once – the big surprise would be a trip to our favorite place: Disney World! Every time they announced we were going there, the only sound for miles around was four small girls screaming at the top of their lungs in excitement! As an adult, and after having kids of my own, I began sharing this magical tradition with them.

    Not only has my passion for all things Disney been passed on to my children, but my husband has also become a Disney super fan!

    Surprises, presents, and boundless hours of blissful research are part of each of our Disney experiences. There is always something new and exciting to do in the Disney realm! Even after years of visiting Disney, we find fresh adventures, new places to eat, hidden treasures, and endless reasons to keep coming back. In fact, we are always planning our subsequent trip to Disney on the ride home! Our next mission: Disney Cruises, Disneyland and eventually a fun-filled anniversary celebration to Aulani!

    After years of vacation planning for my own family, friends and extended family began coming to me to help them plan their own Disney vacations! They saw my passion and how we always made the most of our trips and got the maximum amount of joy, adventure, and excitement for our money. It didn’t take long to realize helping others have the greatest vacations of their lives with Disney was my calling!

    Now, my goal is to share my expertise with others so that they may have the most magical adventures of their lives at any and all Disney destinations! You can rest assured I have the experience, knowledge and know-how to help you and your family make memories that will last a lifetime. My countless personal experiences, research, and passion for all things Disney will allow me to help you put together a Disney vacation unlike any other! No matter the time of year, Disney offers the best of everything for the whole family, and I know how to show you how to make the most of every minute!

    When you contact me to make your magical Disney vacation a reality, I will help you create the itinerary that dreams are made of by not only quoting and booking travel dates at your desired locations, but by also facilitating your airport transfers; dining reservations; character meals or meet and greets; appropriate attractions; must-do’s; FastPass+ information; and any and everything else you would like to make happen. Knowing the ins and outs makes all the difference when vacationing at a Disney destination.

    I have experienced the parks not only as a child, but with my own small children, teenagers, and other adults. No matter what your Disney desires may be, I can help you make those dreams come true! Again, no matter how many times you’ve been to a Disney destination, I guarantee a unique and unforgettable getaway every single time!

    The best part about having me help you put together your Disney vacation? There is no cost to you! So, please allow me to take the stress out of planning your next adventure. Contact me today and let’s make your Disney dreams a reality! At Disney, we always love for you to “Be our guest!”

  • Becky Harmeyer

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I am a wife, mother of 4, and dreamer of vacations, but first and foremost, I am a planner! There is nothing more exciting and fun than planning a vacation! I relish every step: the dream, the research, the rough draft, the time perfecting each detail, and finally, it is time to travel! I want to help my clients with every phase of the planning process, so they will have the vacation of their dreams. A vacation is not just a trip. It is a time to rest, to strengthen relationships, and to learn something new about yourself and those that you love. I absolutely love taking my family to Disney World! Each trip is full of new adventures and one-of-a-kind experiences. The carefree smiles, squeals of delight, and looks of wonder on my children’s faces are priceless memories that I cherish! There is truly something for everyone at Disney. I have travelled with large groups, infants, teenagers, and grandparents. I can help with choosing a resort, dining options and reservations, and extra tips to help navigate the parks. I look forward to helping you make all your dreams come true!

  • Becky Heidenthal

    Personal Travel Advisor

    “They say if you dream a thing more than once it’s sure to come true.” – Princess Aurora

    My name is Becky Heidenthal and I want to make your dreams of a Disney vacation come true! I began my love affair with Walt Disney World as an adult on my first trip in 1997. I share my love with my 21 year old daughter. I love to take silly pictures and get as many magic shots as I can. Meeting characters gives me joy, but planning a Disney trip for my friends and family is the most joy. Let me help you plan your dream trip to Walt Disney World and take all the stress away.

  • Ben Crain

    Personal Vacation Advisor- Team Leader

    “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

  • Beth Smith

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    Beth has been inspired by the magic of Disney for as long as she can remember. She and her daughter and husband have vacationed at Walt Disney World over 50 times over the past 18 years. They have also enjoyed several magical cruises aboard the Disney Dream and Wonder. Beth joined the Magical Vacation Planner […]

  • Bethany Sanford

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have a LOVE for ALL things Disney. From the movies to the Parks I thoroughly enjoy it ALL. I am the proud mama of two little ones and have been blessed with parents that live within 20 mins of downtown Disney Springs. I have taken my family to Disney World and can give lots […]

  • Bill Cockrell

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Having limited opportunities for vacations and family travel when growing up, I determined that I would make it a focus to spend family time with my wife, three sons and, now, granddaughter and grandson. Life is too short to miss out on those opportunities.

    I made my first trip to Disney World in 1978 and now, my family and I have been so many times I cannot count them although one of my three sons swears he was partially raised there! I’ve had the opportunity to do a fair amount of travel but, for a family vacation, you just can’t beat Disney!! That includes Disney Vacation Club locations, Disneyland and Adventures by Disney tours. My primary focus is Adventures by Disney and European River cruises. Of course, I am always very willing, and able to help with any Disney and other travel opportunities through MVP.

    My experience with Adventures by Disney made me want to join a vacation planner organization. After a lot of research I found Magical Vacation Planner to have what I consider to be the best reputation and support in addition to great non Disney Partners for River Cruises in Europe, great ocean cruise lines and other resorts. Since I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of business and family travel, I get a lot of questions about travel and MVP gives me a great base to provide support.

  • Blinda Walker

    Personal Travel Advisor

    My passion for making memories with my loved ones inspired me to help others to create magical moments of their own.

  • Bobbi Pachmayr

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi my name is Bobbi Pachmayr. I am excited to start my journey as a travel agent with magical vacation planners as I have a love for traveling. I have taken many cruise to several different countries and have been to Disney several through out the years. I love how Disney is the one place where everyone can feel like a kid again and get excited about just the thought that a Disney trip is upcoming.

  • Bonnie Nofsinger

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have a love for all things Disney, and all the ancillary additions to the world of Disney. I also love traveling with my family to all sorts of different destinations. We have enjoyed many stays at Disney World at all tiers of Disney resorts. We just recently sailed on the fourth of four Disney Cruise ships (coincidentally, we were onboard during July 4th), and several trips to Disneyland.

    An especially memorable experience was a land & sea family vacation with my husband and all four of our children to Walt Disney World and onboard the Disney Dream during the Thanksgiving holidays. We were truly happy to sit together and count our many blessings. My husband and I are confessed nerds, and we love the new Star Wars additions coming soon to Disney. We also enjoy the brilliant Pixar movies. We have enjoyed the movies from both sources with our children for many years. We have two children on the Autism spectrum, and I am a Certified Special Needs Travel Advocate. We have experienced travel at the parks and the cruises in regards to the Disability Access Services.

    My Travel Passions Are: Disney Cruise Line (oh my gosh – Castaway Cay), Walt Disney World, Adventures by Disney, Disneyland, Universal – Orlando, River Cruising, AULANI

  • Brady Hansen

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My wife and I currently live in Spokane Washington. We both grew up in very small towns in Southwest Washington. We decided to go to Disney World for our honeymoon. Since then we have gone 3 straight years and have learned and experienced so much. I absolutely fell in love with the parks and everything they represent. Since then I have helped several friends and family book their trips to both Disneyland and Disney World. I’ve worked in sales and customer service my entire life. There is nothing better then going above and beyond for your customers and seeing how much they appreciate it. If you allow me to help you with your vacations, I will make sure you have the absolute best experience possible!

  • Brande Stotts

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi! My name is Brande Stotts, I’m a wife, military mother of 2 and a momma to a 4 year old.
    When our older boys were younger, our FAVORITE place on earth was Disney and Universal Studios. We would vacation there every other year, since there is always something new to do, see or ride. Our love for these 2 parks became our favorite thing to do on their Spring Break from school as a family over the years…now that they are older and gone, we still want to pass the excitement on to our little guy and our grandchildren.
    With my 20 plus years in customer service and with our obsession for these parks, I would LOVE to have the opportunity to help you plan your” Most Magical Family Vacation EVER !!

  • Brandi Eaton

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Brandi’s interest in Disney was first sparked at an early age when her family began a tradition of visiting Disney World frequently. She loved watching each new Disney movie as it was released and still collects them to this day. Her love of Disney has grown over the years and she enjoys sharing that love with her two young children. She has visited Walt Disney World many times over recent years and enjoys planning each trip so that her family can enjoy Disney to its fullest. With the popularity at Disney ever-growing, she enjoys navigating Disney World and making the most of each visit.

    Brandi loves planning trips for others and watching them enjoy the magic that is Disney. She has experience in planning trips for families with young children and planning trips for large families and groups. She enjoys dining while at Walt Disney World and has experienced many of the wonderful dining options available. She also has experience in making those hard to get dining reservations and fast passes. If you are searching for someone to come alongside you and help you customize your Disney trip to meet the needs and desires of your family, Brandi is your girl. She enjoys researching all of the new updates at Disney and ways to make the most of each visit.

    Brandi has also traveled to various other places including Disneyland, New York, California, Italy, and various Caribbean islands as well as travel via cruises and would love to help others explore the world through travel.

  • Brandi Spindler

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My love for Disney Started when I was a young girl going on trips with my family. In high school, I had the opportunity to dance in Magic Kingdom parades. Now that I’m happily married with 4 wonderful children, I have been making magical memories with my family! We have done Disney during Christmas, New Years, Halloween and The Food and Wine Festival. I enjoy the detail and organization it takes to plan a magical vacation and I can’t wait to help plan yours!!

  • Brandie Mulligan

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My husband and I made our first trip to Walt Disney World in May 2001, and were instantly swept away by the Disney Magic. Since then, we have been to WDW at least once (and sometimes three times!) a year, and we can’t get enough (we even got married in Disney’s Wedding Pavilion). Our two children (the oldest’s middle name is Elias, after Walter Elias Disney) have grown up loving Disney, and we are all Annual Passholders who particularly enjoy special events like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. In addition to dozens of trips to Disney World, I have been to Disneyland, sailed on Disney Cruise Line (including the spectacular Merrytime cruises), and have visited Disneyland Paris.

    Let me use my Disney experience to help create your magical vacation!

  • Bree Bartell

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Disney has played a big part in my life from a very young age. I remember visiting Disney every spring with my extended family until I was 9 years old. In 2014, my husband and I moved to Florida and I began visiting Disney as often as I could. In total, I have visited the most magical place on earth over 50 times. No matter how many times I walk down Main Street, in the Magic Kingdom, I feel like a kid again.

    My husband, young son, and I now live in Indiana. I have the privilege of being a stay at home mom, and enjoy watching my son grow! We enjoy visiting Disney, or going on Caribbean cruises.

    I look forward to using my knowledge and expertise of all things Disney to help others build the vacation of their dreams. Everyone deserves to feel like a kid again!

  • Brenda Anderson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi, I am a Mom of 4, Grandmother of 4 and a HUGE Disney fan. Having been to Walt Disney World over 30 times, I have stayed in many of the hotels and enjoyed a meal at most of the restaurants. I have experience booking trips for sports groups of over 300 people as well as families and friends. You don’t have to be a child or have children with you to enjoy Disney.
    I am sure we can work together to make your Disney experience a magical adventure you will remember for a long time.

    Contact me at:
    b.anderson@magicalvacationplanner.com 443-677-5306

  • Brenda Henderson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Brenda is a veteran of the Disney World. She used to go to Disney as a child while visiting family in Florida. She and her husband celebrated their first anniversary at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. She was able to share her love of Disney with her now 21 year old daughter and they made yearly trips to Disney World for the last 10 years. She was able to plan and celebrate her parents 50th and 60th anniversaries at Disney World.
    She looks forward to sharing her love of Disney with you and booking your vacation.

  • Brenda Nichols

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have vacationed at Disney World since 1981 over 15+ times and love everything Disney. I have experience vacationing with Seniors and children with Autism and want everyone to have a Magical time on their vacation.

    I have stayed at Value, Moderate & Deluxe Resorts and have vast knowledge on the resorts and their amenities. If you are looking for extra special events, I have attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Dessert Parties and Illuminations Private Cruise.

  • Brenda Rizzuto

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Brenda is a lifelong Walt Disney World Fanatic. She was born and raised in Florida and now resides in Raleigh ,North Carolina and started visiting the Walt Disney Resort from the time she was one. Brenda has stayed at almost every resort on property and is raising her children to be a crazy about Disney as she is. Brenda has visited Walt Disney World as a child, teenager, and adult. She has been there with just her family, just siblings, husband, infant children, toddler children, tweens and teens. She also goes on couple only trips as well as girls get aways. She makes each experience relevant and fun for whomever is in her party. Brenda also participates in rundisney events. She has eaten at many of the popular restaurants as well as enjoyed a take pizza on the Boardwalk. She can make every trip MAGICAL and FUN.

  • Brian Jenkins

    Brian has been vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort since he was in college. He and his wife have enjoyed many trips since and now makes magical memories visiting Disney Parks with his children.

    Brian’s family has grown up at Disney with his son’s first trip at age 5 and his daughter made her first trip at 1. Brian has experience in visiting the Disney Parks on adult only trips to visits with infants and now with his son as a teen. His family has stayed in most all resorts categories from value to moderate to deluxe and are members of the Disney Vacation Club.

    Brian has also attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party along with the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival and Run Disney events. Brian has eaten at most all restaurants at the Disney Parks including many of the resort restaurants.

    Brian can provide personal service for your first or next trip to the Disney Parks and has the knowledge to help you pick the perfect resort and also provide some money saving tips to make your vacation magical and memorable.

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

  • Briana Collins

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Once upon a time, a little girl named Briana visited Walt Disney World at the age of 5. She was in awe of the magical place and thus, sparked an obsession that has followed her into adulthood.

    Briana is known as the “Disney Junkie” among family and friends! She simply can’t get enough of the “Paint the Night” parade at Disneyland, wishing upon a star at Cinderella’s castle at Walt Disney World, or the interactive dining experiences at sea on-board the Disney cruise line. The magic of Disney is almost surreal and she loves how she is taken to ‘a whole new world’ with each visit. Her passion for Disney far surpasses the resorts and people who know her are not surprised to see her adorned in princess t-shirts and Mickey Mouse purses. She now shares her passion with her 2 young children.

    Briana enjoys planning and her love for Disney comes across in her work. She is dedicated to sharing the magic and wonderment with others so they can make their own beautiful memories. “Everyone needs a little bit of Disney in their lives,” she says. “It goes a long way. And a little pixie dust doesn’t hurt either.”

  • Brianna Carmichael

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I’m so excited to begin my journey with MVP. I’m an Army Girlfriend and a lover of Disney.

    My first trip to Disney began when I was 19 years old and I completely fell in love. Disney has a way with bringing out your inner child, no matter what your age is. The magic of Disney is an incredible thing. Let me help you with planning your magical vacation and making memories to last a lifetime.

  • Brittany Rigas

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Disney magic is real. My first memory ever was inside Minnie Mouses’ house in Disneyland. I was three years old. My heart soared meeting my favorite character, getting her autograph and a hug. Twenty seven years later, I remember that distinct feeling just as well as I did as a small child- the feeling of pure joy, excitement and bewilderment. I never got over that feeling and it’s replicated each time I visit, even as an adult. As a frequent visitor of Disneyland and Disney world, I can create an experience for you and your loved ones that you will never forget.

    Planning a vacation to a theme park can be daunting. You’re busy. Research is stressful and time consuming. Let me do it for you.

    I can plan your entire trip- from flights, hotels, park tickets, dining plans and more… completely and totally free. Yes, free. I want to make sure you have the best experience possible, at no extra cost than if you were to plan it yourself.

    Hate long lines? I can teach you how to avoid them. Are you a foodie? I can share with you my favorite restaurants to eat at. There are lots of perks to choosing me to plan your vacation.

    Specialities: Planning for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. Planning for families of all ages/needs, couples and friend getaways

    “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality” – Walt Disney

  • Brittny Caldwell

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I began my love for travel after my first visit to Disney World in 2000. I have been on vacations in Europe, resorts in the Caribbean, Cruise vacations, and many visits to Disney World and Disneyland. I am an Army wife and mother of two who share in my love for travels.

    One of the best feelings is the excitement of walking through the gates at a Disney park and seeing the smiles on everyone’s face! My husband and I try to tell ourselves our Disney vacations are for our children, but we truly love the joy we feel at the parks. We often find ourselves giddy with excitement at the feeling of being kids all over again! From the character meals to the Disney resorts… it is truly magical from beginning to end. In addition to Disney Parks, my family and I have also loved our time cruising, staying at resorts in the Caribbean, and traveling in Europe.

    Becoming a Magical Vacation Planner is a dream come true for me. I love planning vacations and look forward to making vacation dreams come true for others. I will help you build your dream vacation with customized service. After all, memories made together last a lifetime!

    “There’s the whole world at your feet” – Mary Poppins

  • Brooke Lowe

    Personal Travel Advisor

    I am a wife, mother and step-mother. I am originally from California, but have made my journey 9 years ago to Ohio. I love everything Disney, including the annual pass I had at Disneyland. I recently had the opportunity to take my toddler (who was born with a heart condition), my 17 year old step-son (who had never traveled before), and my mother to Disneyland to check out Galaxy’s Edge, which definitely did not disappoint and was beyond amazing.

    I have branched out to Florida, and have had the opportunity to visit Royal Caribbean’s ships for a few cruises. My family already has next year booked back for another cruise and Disney World!

    I would love the opportunity to plan your cruise!

  • Bryn Eldreth

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    To me, Disney is more than a vacation. Disney is memories, magic and dreams come true!

    My favorite thing about Disney is its ability to take me right back to my childhood. I have been visiting Disney every year (or more) of my life and the joy I get from walking onto Main Street, U.S.A never fades.

    As a wife and mother of 3 beautiful children, I have made it a priority to plan Disney vacations every year so that my children grow up with the same love of Disney that I have. Each trip is different. We have done trips that last 10 days and trips that are for a long weekend celebration. We have done trips that include everything there is to see and do, making magical memories with each new adventure and we have planned trips where we have spent days lounging at the pools relaxing and enjoying the beautiful resorts.

    I have planned vacations for families and friends, multi-generational trips, singles trips, girls trips… you name it, I have probably planned it. Each trip should be customized to the needs, wants and desires that YOU have envisioned as your perfect vacation, and with that said… I am here to make your vacation dreams come true!!

    The most exciting thing about Magical Vacation Planner is that although we are Disney enthusiasts, we are also TRAVEL enthusiasts. If you are interested in other vacations such as all-inclusive trips to Sandals/Beaches, cruises that are adults only or family friendly but not Disney, we have you covered!!

    I have been planning vacations for the past 14 years and enjoying them my entire life. Let me use my knowledge and love for travel to create magical memories for you and your loved ones.