• Dan Ehrlich

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Our entire family loves the immersive fun and entertainment of Disney. Be it Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland or the DVC resorts, we know we will have a great vacation experience. I specialize in the Walt Disney World resort and Disney Cruise Line. My wife Karen and I are Annual Passholders again this year; the only reason our son Danny is not is that he is now in college and NROTC. We’ve made dozens of visits to Walt Disney World, and can provide critical insight regarding all of the resorts and restaurants. We’re Gold Castaway Club members, and are ready, willing and able to let you in on the info you need to make your Disney cruise a cherished lifelong memory.

  • 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

    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

  • Darryl J. Barrios

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Darryl lives in Houma, LA with his wife and three kids and has had a love for all things Disney for as long as he can remember. In fact, his first vivid memory is seeing Peter Pan in the movie theater. He has visited Walt Disney World over 30 times since his initial visit in 1975. He has stayed at numerous resorts, eaten at almost every restaurant, and has partaken in virtually every type of activity available at the resort, from water parks to golf, and from scuba diving to horseback riding. Every trip Darryl has taken to WDW has been different and, of course, magical.

    Darryl loves traveling and has been planning not only WDW vacations, but vacations in general, for himself, as well as friends and family, since high school. Darryl cannot wait to help you plan your perfect family vacation and making lasting memories.

  • 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)

  • 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 Ferrara

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have been a Disney Vacation Club Member for 26 years and life long Disney Fan. I visited Disney World too many times to count and enjoyed every trip. Nothing can beat a Disney Cruise for family fun. I enjoy planning vacations for others to have family fun and magical experiences.

    When our family was in Disney World for Christmas we would enjoy one of the tours offered and it was a very special Christmas treat.

    There is not a Disney restaurant I have not enjoyed.

    Visiting Universal was also a blast. The hotel experiences are unique and truly a family experience.

    I’ve cruised on Royal Caribbean many times as well and planning excursions and just a relaxing day at sea was a pleasure.

    Assisting families in planning vacation time is something I’m very passionate about and feel it is very important time for everyone.

  • 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.

  • Diana Ellzey

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi! My name is Diana. I have been a Walt Disney World fan since my first visit at 7-years-old. Fast forward 30 years and I’m now taking my two children. The sights, sounds, even smells of each and every park and attraction transport me back to my childhood! I get the same butterflies in the tummy and giddiness like I am a little girl each trip we take. I’m confident that I’m starting those magical memories with my children. Now I want to help create that magic for each and every family.

    I am married to John, my college sweetheart. We have two children Carter and Catherine as well as two fur babies…Molly, a sweet black lab and Fidget, our orange tabby cat.

  • Diane Lawson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Diane fell in love with Disney many years ago on a trip with her family as a child. Her passion for Disney grew as an adult when she became a parent and wanted to introduce her children to the Magical World of Disney. She loves experiencing as much as possible with her husband and 2 children. As her children have grown, she has been able to experience many different types of vacations at Walt Disney World, Disneyland and on Disney Cruise Line.

    Diane and her family have celebrated Birthdays, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas while on Disney vacations. Choosing a favorite is too hard to do because each experience is different and magical in its own way. Diane and her family visit Disney destinations a few times a year and can’t wait until the next time. Disney is a way of life for her family and when they aren’t in Disney, they are planning their next trip and looking for fun new experiences.

    Diane joined Magical Vacation Planners in 2015 because she enjoys helping make Magic happen for others. She has stayed at many of the resorts and eaten at many of the restaurants around Walt Disney World. Diane has experience with My Disney Experience, Fastpass+, Magic Bands, Dining Plans and transportation in and around Walt Disney World. She has been on multiple Disney Cruises and spent multiple vacations at Disneyland. She has helped family and friends plan trips for years and looks forward to helping you!

    Areas of focus: Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Dining, Resorts, Celebrations, Family trips, Families with children, Families with teens, Multiple-Family trips, Multi-Generation trips

  • 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.

  • Doreen Christensen

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Dee is an energetic and passionate Disney fan! Her first visit was in her early 20’s and it immediately became a match made in heaven! Dee has visited Walt Disney World over 35 times, Disneyland 5 times, and has attained Gold Castaway Cay member status with Disney Cruise Lines. Her bucket list includes staying at all the Walt Disney World resorts (almost done), sailing on all 4 Disney cruise ships (1/2 done) and taking an Adventures by Disney vacation in the near future. Her completed bucket list contains a visit to Walt Disney World in each of the calendar months but her favorite time to visit is in the fall.

    Although Dee lives in Iowa, she is a Disney World annual passholder and Disney Vacation Club member. She has experienced many of the special events such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas. Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival, Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival and special Disney Vacation Club member events.

    Dee also enjoys her visits to Universal Studios Orlando where she is a premier annual pass holder. She has attended Halloween Horror Nights, Merry Grinchmas and Rock the Universe at this exciting theme park.

    For Dee, the planning part of any vacation is almost as much fun as being on the vacation. Please contact Dee for a Magical Vacation experience, with her expertise, you will be in the know before you go!

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and Universal Orlando.

  • Dwayne Eubanks

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    Bio coming Soon!