• Dan Gordon

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hakuna Matata! It means no worries!
    I am married to a wonderful wife and the father of four fantastic adult children. As a family, we have traveled by motorhome, in most cases, to all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. We share great memories of over 20 adventures to Disneyworld, Disneyland, Disney Cruises, Princess Cruises, and Universal Studios. Our trips are most always adventurous as there is very little time for rest and relaxation. I try to plan every detail in advance and would like to do that for you. Please let me help you plan your next Disney trip.

    Do not be anxious about anything…
    Philippians 4:6

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, family & multi-generational trips, dining recommendations, FastPass+ planning, travel with seniors, teens, children, and infants.

  • Danielle Kulicki

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Danielle Kulicki is a wife, and, mother of three kids. She has always had a passion for all things Disney. That is what brought her to Magical Vacation Planning. Danielle has been on countless number of trips and always tries to experience something new with each visit. Her love for Disney started at an early age and continued through college, where she was accepted into the Disney College Program. She was able to experience so many new things in the semester she lived and worked at Walt Disney World. She loves to share all her experiences with everyone she meets. With such a well-known company on your resume, you receive a lot of questions about how this amazing corporation is run from the inside. Danielle had firsthand knowledge of this company from the classes she took while studying at the College Program.
    Danielle enjoys her trips to Disney World, but, what she enjoys even more is the planning. She is known to travel with her husband and three kids, or her extended family of about twenty people. Disney is a wonderful place for family reunions. When traveling with a family of twenty or more people, the planning is not easy. Danielle has taken on the challenge of booking everyone’s dining reservations, Fastpasses, character meetings, and all the other events in between!! Let’s just say, she loves the chaos of creating a magical dream vacation for her family. She is very well organized, with spreadsheets for everyone so they all have an itinerary. Since she loves designing the ultimate trips, she figured, why not create a Magical vacation for everyone! Disney is such a big part of Danielle’s life and she wants to help create magical vacations for you. Call her to talk about what you want from your Dream vacation, and she will design the ultimate Disney Vacation for you and your family!

  • Danielle Powell

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I grew up with a love of Disney movies. My spouse took me to Disneyland for our Honeymoon and I fell in love with the parks. We take our children to Disney as often as we can. We recently had the pleasure of sailing on the Disney Dream thinking we would be bored as Adults, boy were we wrong. We had the time of our lives and now have added the cruises to our Disney rotation. I am a big Disney geek and have read most fiction and non-fiction books related to the parks, my favorite being “The Kingdom Keepers” by Ridley Pearson.

  • Darla Steiner

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    I am a wife and mother of 2 beautiful princesses who are in love with Disney as much as I am. I have been travelling throughout this beautiful country since I was a little girl, but my greatest memories have been of my many trips to Disney World and Disney Cruises to the Caribbean. Each experience has been unique from being a small child experiencing the Magic Kingdom for the first time to a mother watching my little girl have that same experience. I can even say that I visited Epcot for its grand opening back in 1982. My husband and I say that we will be taking Disney vacations well into our retirement years. Especially, since we have discovered the perfect vacation that Disney Cruise Line offers.
    I joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2015. I love planning Disney vacations especially to first time visitors. My many experiences at Disney World and on Disney Cruise Line can help make your vacation full of magical memories. Disney is the one vacation for all ages. I am also excited to say I have been expanding my knowledge and love of vacation planning by also adding Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Universal Studios, and Sandals/Beaches Resorts to my area of expertise. I love helping people plan a memorable vacation with their loved ones that they will be talking about for years to come.

    Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Sandals, Beaches, Universal, Planning with children and infants, Group Trips, Dining Recommendations

  • David B. Teague

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB)

  • Dawn Hayman

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have had a love of Disney since my first visit back in 1986. I am a mother of three and grandmother to a beautiful baby girl. I have a love for planning and can’t wait to make dreams come true.

  • DawnMarie Papson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I began my love of travel in high school and have seen parts of Europe, islands in the Caribbean, many areas of the US on short and long trips, cruises and combined with visiting friends. I have an special love with DisneyWorld and have been a guess 23 times, staying in most of the resorts.

    Being creative fuels me with my handmade soap and candle business, working with a financial institution and taking care of my Mom, whose love of Disney is as strong as mine is. Mom has been with me on almost every trip and those memories are priceless, especially now as Mom has is losing her memory and cannot walk as she used to yet still wants to return again to the most magical place on Earth.

    Allergic to peanuts, I have a perspective on traveling for those with life-threatening allergies and understand the risks. I have met with many of the chefs in Disney World over the years and am active with groups keeping up to date on all the risks and safety measures.

  • Dayle Bland

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

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

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

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

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

  • Dayna Rice

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    ” 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

    Dayna’s passion for all things Disney began well before her first trip to Walt Disney World in 2003 and is a love that has been fostered, enriched, and shared with her husband and three children through numerous trips to WDW and multiple Disney cruises since that time. Many of her family’s life moments and special occasions have been spent with Disney including birthdays, anniversaries, her daughter’s gender reveal, and even a proposal by her husband in front of Cinderella’s castle.

    Dayna has stayed at all three levels of Disney resorts including concierge level, used all modes of Disney transportation, and has extensive experience with the dining plan as well as character meals and dinner shows. She has traveled to WDW in all seasons and has first hand experience with all major celebrations and events as well as many of the magical Disney extras such as Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and behind the scenes tours. Dayna is also a seasoned runDisney participant, having completed multiple half-marathons and the Dopey Challenge.

    Her children have grown up with Disney vacations, two of them traveling to WDW when they were infants. She has travel experience with just her husband, as a family of five, and as a large group. Dayna and her family make it their goal to take at least one trip to WDW and/or a Disney cruise each year so that she can experience the latest additions to help plan the perfect vacation for you and your family.

    Dayna is thrilled to be a Magical Vacation Planner – Disney is an integral part of her family and she personally understands the kind of magic only Disney vacations can offer. She is excited to use her knowledge gained traveling with Disney to help other families make the same magical memories.

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, runDisney, Dining Plan, Planning with Children and Infants, Disney Special Events, Club Level Concierge

  • Debra Brady

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have been a fan of Walt Disney World as long as I can remember. My dad took me and my 7 siblings there as soon as school got out the first year it opened. Even though it was only the Magic Kingdom then, the thrill I felt being there was something I have never forgotten. I have continued to go there over the years as a newlywed, as a new mom, as a mom with her teenagers, and now as a Grandmother. The thrill has never left me and I hope to bring that same sense of excitement to my clients. I am a Disney Vacation Club member and my love for Disney just continues to grow!

  • Dee Preston

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi! I’m Dee, I was born and raised in VA. I’ve never grown up and don’t plan on it.
    Life has given me so many blessings, my husband and best friend of 30+ years, my children and their spouses, and especially my grandson.

    We have worked in the construction industry to achieve our lifestyle, and have been rewarded with traveling around the world. I couldn’t be happier with our struggles and life lessons. One that I have instilled in our kids has been, see the world. Memories are the most important thing we can give our children and grandchildren. We are here on this earth for such a short time,
    work hard, and travel harder!

    “We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun” ~Pooh

  • Denise Hanks

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have enjoyed planning the details of our family Disney vacations for years. Only after assisting friends with their own Disney trips, and offering details they never considered before, did I decide to become an “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.

    My love of Disney started in my own childhood when my father and I would draw Disney Characters together. Then having the opportunity to visit Disney World frequently, when I lived in Florida. But, there is nothing sweeter then seeing the magic of Disney through the eyes of my own children. As a mother of two, I know how to plan a detailed trip that can fit any family budget.

    From traveling with small children, combining a vacation that suits several different ages of children, or traveling with extended family; I have the expertise to assist in planning your personal family vacation.

    As a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge, I am excited to be able to combine my love for Disney with my attention to detail in order to plan a vacation that suits your needs. I look forward to assisting with your vacation whether you are traveling to Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii, on the Disney Cruise Line or with Adventures by Disney

  • Denise Howard

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    Denise or as her friends call her Disney Denise, has been traveling to Walt Disney World since 1993 and she is having a blast introducing her son to the Disney Magic.

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

    If you can’t find her at Walt Disney World Denise can be found on a cruise. She loves exploring the different ports and learning the local cultures.

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

    Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Lines, Adventures by Disney, Dining Recommendations, Family trips, Cruises.

  • Donna L. Breaks

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Donna is an avid traveler who Cannot stay away from Walt Disney World for too long. She specializes in Disney vacations and honeymoons all over the world.

  • Donnitta Ahlert

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Donnitta has been obsessed with all things Disney for as long as she can remember. She has vacationed at Walt Disney World or Disneyland at least 50 times over the years. Planning trips for her own family including kids and grand kids to planning trips for friends is something she has always loved to do.

    She has stayed at many of the Disney resorts from Value to Deluxe including the Fort Wilderness campgrounds and would love to share her experience and first hand knowledge in planning everything from a Value trip to the Deluxe trip with all the extras. She has traveled at all different times of the year and has experienced many of the special events that make a Disney vacation even more magical.

    Having dined at almost every restaurant in Disney World and many at Disneyland she can recommend a great fit for your dining needs including special diets and picky eaters.

    Donnitta is able to help adults, families with teens, young children, toddlers, infants and seniors plan a magical vacation. ( Yes, even grandparents like to sneak away for a trip to Disney). She would love to help you plan your magical vacation with recommendations for your resort, dining, entertainment, and must see attractions.

    AREAS OF FOCUS: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Lines, Adventures by Disney, Aulani, Family and multi-generational trips, Adult and Senior trips.

  • Donya Rumore

    Personal Vacation Advisor

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

    Yearly visits are the norm for her family and she would love to share all she has learned with you. She can lead you in creating the perfect vacation. Donya treats each vacation as it’s own adventure. Disney means different things to different people and she wants to help you discover what it means to you.
    Be it the Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Walt Disney World or any of the Disney destination world-wide Donya is your guide to dining, park tickets, fast passes, characters and so much more. Donya has helped friends and family plan Disney vacations for years and now it’s your turn. Among her friends and family are a wide range of current and former Disney Cast Members who give her the inside scoop on making the most of your magically vacation. Let her help you make memories that will last a lifetime.

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

  • Dralene Red Hughes

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    “If it’s not fun . . . it’s none of my business!” The goal of my two businesses :
    1) As a Personal Vacation Advisor – providing you, with amazing vacation adventures
    2) As a Graphic Designer – providing my clients, with memorable guest experiences
    I have been involved with Disney and other various theme parks around the world – for decades – providing them with; creative artwork, themed attraction designs, events, and much more – my creative works appear in most parks, cruise lines, events & marketing. I love the magical world of Disney and other various theme parks, cruise lines, adventure expeditions & entertainment groups – working with them to provide you with amazing experiences. My husband, our circus of rescued pets & I live in Metro Orlando – the theme park capital of the world – so we visit all the various theme parks frequently, and I am in touch with them daily.

    In 2017, I became a Personal Vacation Advisor, to provide you with magical vacation adventures, to enjoy these amazing experiences. I have experienced; Disney’s two American theme parks, the Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney (I tested out their first adventure & have been on various other adventures around the world), I am a charter Disney Vacation Club member, and have creatively worked for Disney, Disney Events Group, various other Disney divisions and other entertainment & theme park companies. I have a vast knowledge of these amazing destinations and stay up-to-date on all the new/upcoming attractions and offerings within these vacation destinations.

    I am here to make your “magical adventures” fun, rewarding and cherished experiences.
    Let me be your “Magical Guide” to deliver your magical dream vacation.
    I love what I do and love sharing these amazing experiences with you.

    Areas of focus: DisneyWorld (resorts, dining, attractions, events, more!), Disneyland, Disney Cruise Lines, Adventures by Disney, Disney Vacation Club Resorts, Universal Studios, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines and more.

  • Dwayne Eubanks

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    Bio coming Soon!