• Mandy Grisak

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Mandy dreamed of going to Disney World her whole childhood. Her family could not afford to travel so she vowed that someday her children would travel to the most magical place in the world! Fast forward to present day and Mandy has made that dream a reality. Her husband along with her three princesses visit the Disney parks as often as they can. Disney trips can seem overwhelming to plan but Mandy will help you every step of the way to make your Disney dream vacation a reality. She can help you with dining, fast passes, places to stay, character meet and greets, and special events to name a few.  Over the years she has learned tips and tricks to make Disney vacations affordable for any size family on any budget. Like Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Contact Mandy and she will help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Mandy Harrison

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    Mandy has been a lover of all things Disney since childhood. She visited Walt Disney World in Florida several times a year with her family. When she was in college she participated in the Disney College Program and worked on Main Street USA! She has stayed in almost every resort and loves the details in every one. She has eaten at dozens of Disney eateries and loves them all, especially the desserts! Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party is one of her favorite things to do but she has done other special events at Disney and never been disappointed. Mandy continues to visit Disney World and Disneyland with her family to keep learning and exploring to help you get more out of your vacation!! While she loves to visit Disney with her children, a visit for adults only is truly awesome too!

    While Mandy is a Disney fanatic, she is also a lover of the Caribbean and has visited Jamaica, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and the Cancun area. She is knowledgeable on these areas and resorts there if you are feeling more tropical!

  • Mara Riley

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    You can always guarantee that Mara will be the one crying happy tears as she drives through the Walt Disney World sign.

    Mara has been traveling to Walt Disney World yearly since she was four years old. As a Disney Vacation Club member and an Annual Passholder since 1999, she has grown up surrounded by Disney magic. The words “Welcome Home” truly resonate with her.

    Mara is the go-to person among her friends and family for Disney vacation planning advice, and she has planned trips for groups of all ages. Mara has had some unforgettable trips to Walt Disney World, and she is excited to help you have a magical vacation and make memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Marci Erdeljac

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Marci has a very unique perspective of Disney, exceedingly different than many other Vacation planners. She had the privilege of doing a 7 month internship in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. During her time there, she learned just about everything there is to know about working for the company and was able to make magic for people every day. While there, she also was able to explore all of the parks thoroughly, as well as tried many unique restaurants on property. Walt Disney World is her main specialty, but has also spent multiple vacations aboard the Disney Cruise Line as well as Royal Caribbean. Disneyland is another familiar vacation spot for her and she looks forward to visiting Aulani soon.

    Marci is super excited to make the same magic for you as she did for all of her guests during her internship with the company, and looks forward to discussing a future Disney vacation with you!

  • Marci Malnar

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Marci’s love of Disney began in early childhood, when she traveled to Disneyland with her family. Marci enjoys sharing Disney with her 5 children. Her family has traveled to Disney World, Disneyland and enjoyed Disney cruising. Her entire family’s love of Disney continues to grow. Marci has stayed at most of the Disney resorts and can share first hand experience.

  • Margaret Newman

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My passion for Disney began when I married my husband. In looking for wedding options, we decided that we wanted something small, yet magical. After doing some research, I found options through Disney. Our beautiful wedding at the Polynesian Resort was amazing with incredible service and we have been hooked since! I now have twin daughters and we have built Disney memories together as a family. Every trip to Disney is a mix of new and favorites when we visit, and as we leave…we start formulating our plan for our next trip!

    Traveling is an important part of connecting, and we firmly believe that the experiences we have together will last a lifetime. We enjoy trying new food and visiting new places, and we are always up for a new adventure. I hope to pass that love for traveling on to my clients. I can’t wait to help you start making your memories!

  • Margaret Spinks

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have had a life-long love of all things Disney. I have done my best to pass on this love to my nieces, nephews, and my own three children over the past 25 years. For 22 of those 25 years, we were a military family. We had the fortune to live overseas as well as in the central and southeastern United States. No matter where we were being sent, we have always tried to celebrate our moves with vacations to Disney. The best thing about those visits is even though the park seemed to be constantly changing, it always felt like we never left and we were able to relax and escape for a while.

    I am excited for the opportunity to help other families make memories that will last a lifetime wherever they choose to vacation.

  • Margaret Valenti

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My love for Walt Disney started in my childhood but unfortunately I had to wait until I was married with three kids to visit Walt Disney World. Since then I have made multiple trips to the parks with my first trip traveling with my three toddlers to our last trip with our now four young adults!

    Walt Disney World is my happy place and I cant wait to help you plan your magical trip to Walt Disney World whether you will be traveling with small children, large groups or perhaps just you and your partner! Let me share my travel experience with you to make it the best trip ever full of wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Maria Peek

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Maria has been a Disney enthusiast from an early age when her parents took her and her siblings to the Magic Kingdom when it first opened. She has visited multiple times per year since then and has experienced the growth of Walt Disney World from the Magic Kingdom to the four parks and two water parks it is today. She and her husband have raised their three children to experience the happiest place on earth since they were 6 months old! It is truly a magical place where great family memories have been made!

    Maria’s friends and family call her before they take a trip to Disney World or a Disney Cruise to get her advice and tips from her experiences.

    Maria has also sailed on Disney Cruise Line with her family since the inaugural sailing. She has sailed on all 4 ships multiple times to destinations such as Alaska, Eastern Caribbean, Western Caribbean and the Bahamas.

    She has also dined at many of the fine dining restaurants on Walt Disney property with her family.

    Area of expertise: Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Dining, Family vacation planning

  • Maria Pereda

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Maria has been a Disney fan from an early age. She has visited the parks since 1971 with her family. During Maria’s college years she worked at the Disney store is San Juan, PR. During that time she had the opportunity to learn about Disney characters, movies, products, and the culture of guest service.
    Ten years ago Maria and her family moved to the Orlando area, and since she is a Pass-Holder and a Vacation Club Member; she has Disney experience beyond the theme parks experience; that is at Hotels, Value Resorts, Deluxe Villas, and Disney Cruises.
    Maria also has had the opportunity to visit Disneyland California, and taken advantage of the personalized tours such as the Walking Walt Foot Steps.  With regards to Disney Cruises; she is a Disney Cruise Gold Member; with several trips to both Alaska, and Bahamas in both The Wonder, and The Dream cruise liners.
    Maria can help families plan their vacations with great detail. She knows the ins and outs of the Disney experience (from making the reservations, planning for the best meal plan, getting Fast Passes for attractions, and creating the best shopping tour). She knows how to help her customers make the best decisions based on their needs.
    Maria is a mother and a teacher, so she knows of the needs for a family traveling with small children, and she knows about Disney attractions created mainly for adults, and how to coordinate leaving the children under the professional and safe care of Disney; while adults can enjoy for a short time on their own.
    Finally, she is fully bilingual -Spanish, English.- This fact gives the opportunity to reach more customers, provide a better service, and give confidence to those customers who do not understand English.
    To Maria this is not a job; it’s another experience Disney has made for me.

  • Marsha Stevens

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Marsha’s love for Disney started at an early age. Growing up in the mountains of Virginia, her family started going to Magic Kingdom in its early years when you still had to buy a coupon book for the rides you wanted to enjoy. Her family found Disney to be a place where there was something for everyone and tons of great memories were made over the years. In 1984, Marsha moved to Orlando and is now excited to be close to the Magic. She and her husband share a love for Disney and have passed that love on to their sons. Her husband’s dream was always to visit the ORIGINAL Disney that Walt himself saw to completion. She was able to surprise her husband (and 2 sons) for his 40th birthday with a trip to Disneyland in California. Her family has been passholders in Orlando for many years and enjoys seeing all the new and exciting attractions as they are being built and finally opened. As a passholder, she has had the opportunity to experience the parks often and learn lots of inside tricks and tips to help make a vacation magical. Her family has stayed at many of the different levels of resorts on property and has had the opportunity to dine at most of the restaurants. Marsha is an avid cruiser and has enjoyed several journeys on Disney Cruise Line including their special holiday sailings. She has been on all 4 of their current ships and is excited to share her experience in helping others find their perfect family vacation. She also has extensive experience with several of the other cruise brands including booking for her own large extended family with multiple staterooms.

    Marsha joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2017 and is thrilled to have the opportunity to let her knowledge and experiences help others plan their special Magical vacation. Marsha enjoys learning exactly what each family is looking for in their trip and takes great pleasure in helping especially the first-time Disney guests. Seeing her clients excited and happy is her motivation. She can help you book everything for your trip based on personal experience – lodging, meals, character dining and greets, special experiences, etc. She has traveled with her kids when they were small all the way through adulthood and has firsthand experience with what will appeal to each age group.

    Areas of focus: All things cruises, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, travel planning for extended families and families with all ages, resort and dining recommendations, character dining, special experiences such as Disney golf, Disney fishing, dinner shows, etc.

  • Meagan Denette

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    As a mother with young children, I know Disney. Having two children with special needs and service dogs has given me much experience and knowledge when it comes to traveling. I have experience traveling with multiples and in peak season times and holidays. I’ve visited and have enjoyed greatly Disney World resort, Disneyland, Disney cruises and Disney Aulani in Hawaii. I’ve stayed at multiple resorts at Disney World and all three hotels at Disneyland. Contact me today and I will book your magical vacation.

  • Meagan Miller

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I love Disney! My love for Disney started at a young age and I am still just as passionate for all things Disney now! I have two little princesses that adore Disney just as much as I do. We spend countless hours playing princess dress up, eating popcorn, and watching Disney movies, new and old. My family loves to travel to the parks and we are always in planning mode to book our next trip! I love the joy and magic that comes with helping friends and family plan their trips to Disney. I make sure they get the most out of their trips and get to experience all of the wonder than Disney has to offer for all ages. I know a lot of tips and tricks for families traveling with young children, as well as older children, being as my children are 4 years apart. In addition to loving Disney, I have taught in Early Childhood Education for 5 years and I am currently an Educational Director at a Preschool. I am extremely organized, I like to make sure everything is easy to understand, and I pay very close attention to detail. I can’t wait to help others plan their trips to Disney and help them have the best vacation that is full of magical memories!

  • Meg Davis

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Meg has always enjoyed the Disney Magic, it has been with her since she was a kid. To the point that in her college years she participated in the Disney College Program, and went on to work as a Cast Member at Walt Disney World for 3 years. Of those 3 years her entire career was focused in the area of ticketing and her first job was a vacation planner. Meg is thrilled to be back helping others get the most out of their Disney vacation!
    What Meg loves most about Disney is the happiness it brings others and there is always something new to try. 5 years ago she went on her first Disney Cruise and has been obsessed ever since. Also since working at Walt Disney World, she has participated in 5 RunDisney events! Needless to say with Disney there is always something new and something fun for everyone!
    Meg cannot wait to pass along her Disney knowledge and help families plan their magical vacations!

  • Meg Sears

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Meg is a wife and a mother to 4 amazing kids. She has a long history with Disney that started the year Walt Disney World opened; she was just 18 months old. Disney vacations have become a favorite for her and her family. Meg’s family has also enjoyed a Disney Cruise, as well as several Royal Caribbean Cruises.

    Meg has been a busy hairstylist for the past 25 years and has always had a passion in helping people. Meg will work hard to provide advice and assist will every aspect of your Disney vacation while ensuring you make the most of your time at, “The Happiest Place on Earth.”

  • Megan Greathouse

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi! I am Megan and I want you to be my guest! A vacation should touch your heart and be filled with laughter and memories. My passion is planning a trip that is unique to each person, whether it is deciding what character dinner to go to or find the best spot for the fireworks. “Just think of a wonderful thought” Peter Pan. I am just a phone call or email away to help that thought turn into a magical vacation.

  • Megan Olson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I am Disney fanatic. We have been to Disney 15 times in the past 9 years. We have also been on three Disney cruises. Two on Disney Dream and one on Disney Magic. I have used the dining plan many times and am very familiar with it. We also have used Tables in Wonderland. I am an annual pass holder. One thing I love to do is try new restaurants and new events each time we go. There is always something new and exciting to explore! My love for Disney starts with the planning. I find that planning the vacation is part of the fun. I decided wouldn’t t it be fun to help others plan for their Disney vacations too! That’s what got me here. I am looking forward to creating magical memories for your family too!

  • Megan Saylor

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My first trip to Disney was in 1998 at the age of 13 when my grandparents took myself, my sister and her kids. The trip was really supposed to be for my young niece and nephew but I was immediately mesmerized by Main Street USA and Cinderella’s castle on our first day in Magic Kingdom! I had long been a Disney fan; growing up watching Disney movies, Disney channel shows and specials! My most recent trip I was able to experience the magic through the eyes of my then 4 year old son! It was by far my most favorite! Watching his first character experience at Epcot Character Spot was an emotional moment for us both! He was overjoyed to the point of tears! I actually booked that memorable vacation through MVP! After booking I dove into every online informational website and Pinterest pins I could find so I could plan a fun and smooth trip for my family. I also took full advantage of my MVP travel agent and asked many questions and asked for tips, suggestions and advice. She was so very helpful and a true blessing to my family for helping to make it an awesome trip! The more I thought about it the more I realized I wanted to be that person for someone else! Most of my friends and acquaintances already come to me for Disney planning advice so I decided to make it official and join the MVP team!
    I am a kindergarten teacher and a mother of two precious little boys so I absolutely love seeing things through the eyes of little ones and I hope to ehlp make everyone’s vacation as magical as all of mine have been!

  • Melissa Hartle

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Welcome Home! There is nothing as magical as walking into Magic Kingdom, and the feeling that it gives you! I have been a Disney fanatic for 20 years, and have been bringing my 11 year old twin girls to WDW since they were infants. They’ve visited 12 times and we are looking forward to our first cruise on the Disney Dream in October. I can’t wait to share my Disney knowledge to help others plan and enjoy their vacations to the fullest!

  • Melissa Iosca

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My name is Melissa Iosca and I am an avid lover of Disney. I have two sons who love going to Disney World and love rides and are huge fans of Star Wars and can’t wait for the new arrival at Hollywood Studios. I live in NJ and am engaged to be married at the end of summer and can’t wait to start our new adventure. I have been in the customer service and sales industry for nearly 25 years and love working with people and sharing my fun loving and outgoing personality with others.

    I have always been excited in the travel industry and love all the new and innovative ideas that arise on what seems to be a daily basis. I am so excited to be working with the Magical Vacation Planner organization and working with customers from far and near to make all of your Disney and vacation needs a “magical” success.

  • Melissa Pigden

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Though Melissa has been a life-long Disney fan, her love for Disney truly took off during her college years when she participated in the Disney College Program as a Fairy Godmother in Training at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Spending so much time in Disney she realized that no matter how many times you go, there are always new things to see and do and new details to notice. Melissa even made a Disney fan out of her husband and together they took a once in a lifetime Disneymoon during Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival. As a bit of a “Disney Foodie,” Melissa loves visiting the different booths, special events, and seminars at the Food and Wine Festival and helping people find the perfect dining reservations for their needs. Melissa also loves the Disney Cruise Line and believes it is a perfect way to get a dose of Disney magic with all of the top-notch service expected from the Walt Disney Company but without all the hustle and bustle of the parks.

    In addition to being a Magical Vacation Planner, Melissa is a Child Life Specialist and works with hospitalized children of all ages experiencing various medical and developmental challenges. This experience combined with her master’s level education in the subject helps Melissa plan the most conducive and magical trips for families with special medical or developmental needs as well as with families with typically developing children of all ages.

    Area of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneymoons, Dining Recommendations, Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival, Disney with Infants, Children, or Teens, Families with Special Needs, Adults Only Trips

  • Melissa Ragazzi

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Melissa is definitely a travel enthusiast. Disney destinations are always top on her list. She began at an early age going to Disney World with her parents and continued the tradition with her husband and their 3 kids. She was even a cast member at the local Disney Store in her hometown after college to continue to live the Disney magic as much as possible.

    She is vigilant with knowing all the latest and greatest information on what is going on in the parks and loves sharing her information and helping others plan vacations, whether its a couples quick weekend trip or a Magical vacation of a lifetime with the kids, she can make it happen! She and her husband travel to Disney World every year for Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival and make an effort to try something from every country in the World Showcase. Her favorite restaurant at Epcot is San Angel Inn in Mexico.

    When not traveling to Disney parks, her second love is cruising. She loves both Eastern and Western Caribbean voyages and exploring all that the islands have to offer. Born and raised in Mississippi, she especially loves visiting Nassau, Bahamas and going to Atlantis to visit the “Katrina” dolphins (Atlantis in Nassau took in the dolphins from Mississippi’s Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina destroyed their home at the Biloxi Gulfarium).

    Melissa is ready for you to hand over all the planning for your next vacation to her, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy!

  • Melissa Shaheen

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Melissa didn’t encounter the Disney Magic until she was 43 and had teenagers and twin toddlers. She planned to go once (spoiler alert – she was HOOKED) – but has returned many times! The twin toddlers are now teenagers and the Magic continues to enchant the entire family. She has stayed in Budget, Moderate and Deluxe resorts, and firmly believes that everyone should have the same Magical experience, regardless of their budget. Melissa has been planning Disney trips for years, and loves to help other people feel, understand and embrace the Magic. She has planned trips for groups of over 75 people, and for parties of 2-4. No group is too big, nor too small. She and her family are Annual Passholders and will be in The World at least 6 times this year. She loves to sprinkle Pixie Dust and wants everyone to feel the Magic in their hearts. She’d love to put all of her experience to work helping you plan and execute the most perfect vacation of your life. No detail is too small, no Sorcerer’s Stone will be overlooked. Melissa keeps up to speed on all things Disney daily – and would love to help plan your Magical Stay, including your Dining and FastPass+. Feel free to reach out to her for a free quote – she’d love to help you feel The Disney Magic.

  • Melissa Simpson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    They took one last look, tears in their eyes, and whispered: “Thanks Mom, this has been the best week of our whole lives.”

    In that moment, Melissa knew giving a person the best time of their life was her calling.

    Melissa and her husband have a large Disney family. With 5 children to plan for, Melissa’s experience began with her own annual Disney trips. Year over year, planning a magical time for her family of diverse travelers.

    Melissa is your Disney Family Expert.

    She works with people of all lifestyles from luxury to those on a tight budget. Delivering the dream experience to all. And customizing her service to your needs.

    As a mom of 5, she gets it. Your trip will include all complimentary activities available to your family. Melissa provides clients with an experience that meets their unique vision of perfection.

    A mom and a Project Manager, she is a skilled multi-tasker who handles many things at once so you don’t have to. All leading up to one grand finale, your vacation.

    Melissa became the unofficial Disney consultant to her family and friends. They all said she should “do it for a living”. After hearing it dozens of times, Melissa finally decided to follow her calling.

    She uses her passion for sharing the magic to enhance every aspect of your family vacation. After all, the best way to start a vacation is to relax and let someone else do the work.

    Get in touch with Melissa, today, and give your family the best moment of their lives!

  • Michael Miltenberger

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I took my first trip to Disney World when I was in the 4th grade and again after graduating high school. Both of those trips were with my parents. I then went again after after graduating from college with my then girlfriend now wife. It was then when we started dreaming of taking our own family there someday. Years later I thought it would be impossible to take our family which consists of two special needs boys in wheelchairs as well as a typically developing daughter on a trip to Disney World. With a lot of research and planning we decided to give it a try. In our minds we thought it would be a once in a lifetime family vacation considering our circumstances. Once there, we realized that we could do this again with all the accommodations and assistance from cast members.Our children had the best time and everyone there took such good care of our family. Long story short we’ve been going every year since 2010 as well as sailing on a Disney Cruise. I’ve gained a tremendous amount of information and knowledge about planning and traveling with children that have special needs. I’ve learned all this first hand as a parent planning and taking my children to Disney World. I have planned all our trips myself and have helped some friends and family members plan theirs as well.
    I’ve been a Special Education Teacher for over 23 years and have taught every level from Pre-K all the way through college. I have been a volunteer coach in our local community for many years for various sports. I am well organized and feel I could plan family vacations for anyone. Planning a trip can be very overwhelming and because of all my experiences in teaching, coaching, and planning our vacations I feel confident and would very much enjoy doing it for others.

  • Michele Mittenzwei

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    As a child I frequently took trips to Disney with my family. After having my own two children who are now 9&6 the same Disney vacation tradition continues. Annually we love taking our trips to the happiest place on earth which sometimes includes extended family and friends. The more the merrier.

    My expertise in Disney lodging, dining, fast pass tips, and park advice has made me the go to person when it comes to planning a Disney vacation.

    Prior to becoming an agent I worked for a global software company. My experience servicing customers is well over 20 years and it’s something I take seriously. As your agent, my number one goal is to serve you and make your Disney vacation a memorable one!

  • Michelle Blamowski

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have an extreme love of Disney and all things related. I love helping friends and families plan their trip to Walt Disney World. My family is always excited to try new restaurants, rides or attractions when we visit. However, we do have our tried and true restaurants that we don[t miss when we visit. We started taking our children was our youngest was 4, they look forward to going every year! It is great to see their love for Disney grow with them!

    I have several people call me and ask what to do with different aspects of their trip, I am always happy to help and share what I have learned about Disney over the years. My family always stays on resort and we enjoy resort hopping. The last trip I planned for my extended family
    (group of 13 ) included a stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge, it was amazing!!

    We look forward to going back to Disney very soon!

  • Michelle Farrell

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    Michelle is a self-described Disney fanatic who loves to use her knowledge to help clients plan Disney vacations. She joined the Magical Vacation Planner team in 2011. Michelle has enjoyed staying in many of the resorts at Walt Disney World and makes it a point to eat at new restaurants each trip. Since options at Disney are nearly unlimited, she believes experiencing the many options herself can help clients plan the best vacation possible. 

    Whether you’re a Disney expert who knows exactly what you want or a first time Disney guest, Michelle wants to help you find the best deal available and then make great plans.  Her travels to Walt Disney World every year for the last ten years have built an excitement in her that she loves to share.

    Areas of Focus:  Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Family Trips, Dining Recommendations

  • Michelle Glass

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Michelle began her love for all things Disney at a young age when she traveled to Disney World with her family in 1995. Ever since then she has taken almost yearly vacations to Disney World and she continues to do so with her growing family now. Michelle has stayed at almost every property and dinned at numerous restaurants which will allow her to help with any of your planning needs. She has also been to Disneyland numerous times as well as a Disney Cruise.

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland,Universal, Disney Cruises, Ride Recommendations, Fastpass Planning, Dining Recommendations, Family Trips, Adult Only Travel, Traveling with Any Age, Large Group/Extended Family Travel, Planning with Infants & Children, Detailed Planning

  • Michelle Salisbury

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    “The Disney Queen” is the nickname that Michelle’s family, friends, and coworkers have given her, so you can rest asssured that when she is planning your trip, you are definitely in good hands!

    She has had a love of all things Disney since she can remember, but didn’t get to experience her first Disney World trip until 1994 when she was 14 years old. She has been making up for lost time with her own family though and has been to Disney World five times in the last three years!

    Michelle has been helping her friends and family plan Disney trips for years and takes a special pride in finding out their particular loves and interests and making their unique Disney trip perfect for them. She really enjoys planning a trip as much as she enjoys taking a trip!

    In addition to being a Magical Vacation Planner, she has a career as a Pediatric Hospice and Palliative nurse which has truly changed her perspective on life. One of her favorite quotes is “Tomorrow is never promised. So take the trip, buy the shoes, eat the cake. Enjoy today!”

  • Michelle Spear

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    Michelle’s Disney adventure began in early childhood, when she traveled to Walt Disney World with her parents, sister, and grandparents. The Disney magic was thrilling to her as a child, but the experience of sharing the Disney Parks with her husband and three children is an even greater gift. Michelle has experienced the Disney magic at Walt Disney World in Florida, Disneyland in Southern California, and also on Disney Cruise Line. Michelle would never turn down a trip to any Disney Destination, but one of her favorite experiences in the world is a nighttime walk around Epcot’s World Showcase with the people she loves.

    Michelle joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2010. She loves planning first time Disney vacations for young families. Her experiences with her own children have given her a special perspective on traveling at the Disney Parks with little ones. Michelle also specializes in multi-generational trips for large family groups. She has experience in coordinating Disney vacations for every age group, including those with toddlers, teens, young couples, and senior citizens.

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Aulani, Club Level Concierge, Family & Multi-Generational Trips, Honeymoons, Dining Recommendations, Planning with Children and Infants

  • Micki Stillings

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    With such a fun name like Micki, it’s only natural that she loves all things Disney. Micki first began visiting Walt Disney World as a child and has carried on the tradition with her husband and their 6 children. Her favorites include the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue dinner show, cheering on the kids at Jedi Training, transforming her daughter into a pirate at the Pirates League experience, singing along to the Festival of the Lion King stage show, and trying to match wits with Gaston.
    Micki loves visiting Disney World frequently and enjoys staying up-to-date on all the latest Disney news and information. By getting to know her clients, Micki is able to customize an experience for them in order to create their own lifelong memories.
    With so many options to choose from, it’s nice to have someone who is good at squeezing the most out of what Disney has to offer for your vacation. Whether you enjoy Casey’s Corner hot dogs or the signature dining at the California Grill, Micki is happy to take care of all the details so you can truly relax and enjoy your magical time.

  • Misty Sanbower

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    My love for Disney started as a young child and I’ve been going at least once a year ever since. I have been with Magical Vacation Planner since 2010 and I love helping families plan their dream vacation!! I have stayed at different resorts from value to deluxe and enjoy helping clients choose their own resort. I have gone from taking my own honeymoon to Disney World to just recently going with a baby, and I love sharing things that made my trip extra special or easier! I have dined all over Disney and have experienced special events like firework cruises and dessert parties.
    I want others to love Disney the way I do and I take pride in planning my client’s vacation just like I do for my own family.

  • Monique Bourgeois Arias

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Monique’s obsession with Disney began at age 4, when her parents took her to Disneyland for the very first time. Since then, she has visited Disneyland hundreds of times, spending every birthday there with family. She has stayed at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, the Disneyland Hotel and even had the pleasure of dining at Club 33.

    Monique’s first visit to Walt Disney World came at the age of 13, when her family drove across the country from California to spend a week there. She fell in love with EPCOT and knew she would return often. She visited again in 2008 and 2017, staying at different resorts each time. She has experienced the parks with her parents, sibling, nephews and husband and planned each trip so that every generation would enjoy.

    In 2008 Monique discovered Disney Cruise Line. She had never been on a cruise before so she booked a four day Bahamian cruise to get her feet wet. As she began to disembark she looked back at the Disney Wonder and said “I don’t want to get off!” She had the pleasure of returning to Disney Cruise Line by sailing on the Disney Fantasy during the inaugural sailings in 2012 and sailing on the Disney Dream in 2017.

    Monique loves to travel and has been all over the United States and Europe. She has a passion for history, reading and nature. She resides in San Diego, California and is a CPA by day, specializing in tax. She has been planning family vacations for 20+ years and is very excited to be a part of the Magical Vacation Planners team. She can’t wait to help you plan your next vacation and make it as memorable and magical as possible.

  • Myra Hughes

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    Myra is a wife & mother of two Mouseketeers who love to travel as much as she does! She has a long history with Disney that started with childhood vacations. She can still remember standing in the middle of Magic Kingdom for the first time even though it was well over 30 years ago. Myra remembers the wonderful smell of The Polynesian’s lobby, staying at The Contemporary, having breakfast with Mickey & Minnie at The Beach Club, and dinners in Epcot. The first time she saw her own children’s faces light up as they entered Walt Disney World, Disney’s real magic instantly became evident and they’ve visited multiple times a year ever since then. Myra’s family also has a love for Disney Cruise Line and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

    Myra joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2011, but has been planning travel for over 20 years because she loves to help people make memories! Myra has traveled broadly to 44 states and 11 countries. She has sailed on all 4 Disney Cruise Line ships. Myra loves to plan family and multi-generational trips, whether it’s for first time visitors or experienced travelers. Myra has a range of experience with clients, from couples to large groups.

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Aulani, Club Level Concierge, family & multi-generational trips, honeymoons, dining recommendations, travel with infants, children, & teens.