• Ben Crain

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    “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 […]

  • Betty Ann Coleman

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Betty Ann’s first Disney visit was to Disneyland, California as a teenager. It was a first impression that solidified a passion with all things Disney and one that she proudly shares with her husband and three children today. Always excited to plan Disney vacations, she and her family have traveled many times to Walt Disney World during the winter, spring, summer and fall; as well as an exciting Disney Cruise to the Mediterranean and visit to Disneyland Paris!

    Some of her favorite things to plan are special event trips to Disney such as graduations, Sweet 16 birthday celebrations, wedding anniversaries, family first trips, reunions and multi-family and friend trips. While visiting Walt Disney World at Christmas is like none other, Halloween is a family favorite and the Mickey-Not-So-Scary Halloween party is a must see! Disney caters to all ages; grown-ups don’t miss the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival!

    Each visit to Disney is personal and unique; Betty Ann will share her first-hand knowledge of the many Disney Resorts, helping you choose one that most fits your needs. She will also help with the many dining options, from table service to character dining or using one of the Dining Plans offered at Disney World. Don’t miss those coveted dining experiences! And, if it is a Disney Cruise that you seek, she will help you navigate the many amazing possibilities.

    After living overseas, Betty Ann will help you find those amazing opportunities to travel abroad via the Adventures By Disney, Disney Cruise, Royal Caribbean, Viking River Cruises and so much more! Remember – adventure is out there!

    She would love to help you plan your next trip. With her experiences and exceptional attention to detail, Betty Ann will help you plan a Magical Vacation!

    Areas of focus: Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise, Adventures by Disney, Sandals, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Viking River Cruises, military families, families traveling with children of all ages, special needs family members, dining reservations, resort reservations, special events.

  • 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!

  • 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 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.”

  • 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