• Magan Miller

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Magan has been in love with all things Disney since she was a little girl. Some of her fondest childhood memories involve the magic of Disney in one form or another; from playing dress up as her favorite princesses to family vacations at Walt Disney World. Now as a wife and mom she has the opportunity to pass her love for Disney on to others.

    Born and raised in Western Maryland, Magan has always loved to travel, to see new places, and try new things. While she does feel Walt Disney World is her home away from home, cruising is also top of her list.

    Magan is known to family and friends as the Disney Guru. She has been on many trips to Walt Disney World for vacations, anniversaries, birthdays, special occasions, honey moon, baby moon, and just because. She has traveled with family, friends, no children, small children and teens. Magan has also experienced many of the different celebrations Disney has to offer; EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, and Festival of the Arts. Magan has stayed in many of the Disney resorts from value resorts like Pop Century, moderate resorts like Port Orleans, and deluxe resorts such as Wilderness Lodge. She has also traveled with and without dining plans.

    Magan can’t wait to share her knowledge and tips with you and to help you make your Disney vacation the magical experience you’ve been dreaming of!

  • Mandy Fincannon

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    Howdy from north central Texas (Hico, Texas to be exact) !!!

    While Mandy doesn’t live close to Disney she has it in her heart and soul. She has been visiting Walt Disney World with her family several times a year since she was a small child. Mandy participated in the Disney College Program and worked right on Main Street USA! She has stayed at almost every resort hotel and loves the offerings and details at every single one! She has done many of the special events that Disney offers (she likes Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party best) and can give you pointers on those too! Mandy continues to take her family to Disney World and Disneyland and grow her knowledge to help others get the most of their Disney experience wether it be Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line or Aulani Resort in Hawaii.

    While Mandy LOVES Disney she is also a lover of the Caribbean and has traveled to The Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and the Cancun area extensively and can help you with those if your feeling more tropical!!

    Give her a call and let her get to work for y’all today!!

  • 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 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.

  • Marie Bizub-Jurewicz

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Disney fanatic and wife, mother of 2 and grandmother of 1 can help you plan the perfect family getaway! Don’t hesitate to contact me with all of your travel needs!

  • Marissa Myers

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Marissa grew up watching Disney movies everyday as a child. It was when she turned 9 she was able to see all her favorite movies come to life at Walt Disney World. Disney has never stopped amazing her! Her fantasy of living a real life fairytale came true when her now Prince Charming proposed to her in front of Cinderella’s Castle at Magic Kingdom.

    Marissa has always been the go-to person among her friends and family when planning a Disney vacation or any vacation for that matter! She finally decided to take everyone’s advice, and become a licensed vacation planner. She has had so many great memories thanks to Disney and is excited to pursue her dream of helping others create magical memories that will last a lifetime.

    The best thing about Disney is there is always something new to explore. Whether you are looking for a detailed itinerary or a more laid back schedule, Marissa is able to customize an experience that is perfect for your family!

  • Mark Ambrose

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    With over a dozen family trips under his belt, and with many more to come, Mark has been going to Disney with his family and friends since he was just a little kid. For over 15 years now, Mark has assisted friends and family members with planning their magical vacations to Walt Disney World in Florida. He has also been the “go to Disney guy” when anyone has had questions about the parks, hotels, or dining locations on property as well as any other requests. There is not a question he has not been asked or can’t find the answer to when it comes to Walt Disney World!

    Mark’s goal as your MVP is help you find and plan the most magical vacation that you and your family/spouse/friends/co-workers/etc deserve, and more importantly the magical vacation that YOU WANT! While he specializes in Disney trips, he more than welcomes the opportunity to show you different vacation packages outside of Disney including cruises and all inclusive resort destinations.

  • 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.

  • Mary Beth Pepper

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Mary Beth has been in love with Disney World and all things Disney for many years. She enjoyed traveling to Disney World with her family as a child, and she has also enjoyed bringing her children to Disney World through the years. Mary Beth has stayed on the Disney property and dined on the property many times and will use her personal experiences to make recommendations for your family. She will answer all your specific questions and is very familiar with Magic Bands, Fast Passes, and My Disney Experience.

    Mary Beth has also sailed on Disney Cruise Line with her family. She is also able to make recommendations and answer questions about Disney Cruise Line.

    Mary Beth is excited to get to know her guests and assist as much or as little as needed by each individual. Her areas of expertise are Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, Disney Cruise Lines, Family Vacations, and Travelling with Children.

  • Mary Payne-Edens

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hello Disney Friends! I can’t wait to help you plan a magical vacation for your family!

    Born and raised in Dallas, Texas my love for Disney started back when I was a kid. We spent many spring breaks and summers at Disney World and Disneyland. We even got to visit Disneyland Paris one year! Out of college I was lucky enough to find a guy who has learned to love my Disney obsession. He ended up proposing to me with the help of Mickey Mouse on Main Street USA! We of course had to have a Disney-moon after our wedding. Since then we have made many trips back and forth to the “World” and have recently become AP Passholders!

    I love planning Disney vacations for my friends and family – especially making reservations for dining and fast passes! There is something magical about the experience you have in the Disney parks that you can’t find anywhere else. I hope I can share with you! If you are looking for a stress and hassle free vacation planner, look no further! I would be honored to help you have the best day ever!

  • Matt Wright

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I like to think of our family vacations as an adventure. It starts with the planning stages and the excitement builds as we get closer to our destination. Friends, family and even folks we barely know always ask. “Don’t you get tired of Disney”? No, we don’t. It’s our families place of magic, excitement, laughter and never wanting to leave. Even as our teenage kids grow older, the magic also continues to grow for them. It’s never the question of “where will we go on vacation this year, it’s more along the lines of when are we going to Disney this year”. Our small town calls us “The Nuts for Disney Family”, and we are certainly ok with that.

    I first set foot on the grounds of Walt Disney World in 1974 at the age of 5. My wife and I married in 1993 and since that time we have taken our kids to Walt Disney World 10 times and recently visited Disneyland California. There is a feeling that’s really indescribable unless you go for yourself. The word “magic” really takes on new meaning. We have learned the in’s and out’s of each park, the best way to plan each day and even our favorite food stops. Our son is all about the taco burger in Magic Kingdom, our daughter can take you to the best Turkey Leg stop at Hollywood Studios, my wife can show you any confectionary in any park and I can tell you where to get the best breakfast!

    While talking and planning Disney is my favorite thing to do, I also own and run an auto-body repair shop. I would be honored to help you plan your vacation.

  • 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!

  • Meaghan Slade

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My love for Disney goes back to when I was in middle school. I remember my first time in Disney like it was yesterday. As you walk down Main Street for the first time, the aroma in the air, Disney Characters, and seeing the Castle for the first time. My Disney trips have included Walt Disney World, Disneyland – California, and Disneyland Paris. I have also experienced many events including the Flower and Garden Show to many RunDisney Challenges (Dopey Challenge, Dumbo Double Dare, Glass Slipper, Inaugural Disneyland Paris). I am a very organized and detailed person. I love planning trips to Disney for myself and others.

  • 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 Collyer

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    There’s no place in the world that Megan feels more at home than the Disney World Resort! Each time the Magical Express pulls through Disney’s gates, she always feels as if nothing in the real world exists.

    Joining MVP in April 2018 helped Megan fulfill a dream of planning Disney vacations—and she can’t wait to help you plan yours. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, she knows you can work together to create some REAL Disney magic! Megan has experience helping many different types of people plan their Disney vacations—families with young children, families with older children, couples, and groups.

    Megan is a daughter, sister, wife, and mommy to a big Disney-loving family! 1992 marks the year of her first trip. Since then, she’s traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort approximately 40 times, celebrating many family vacations and other special moments including performing with her dance troupe on the America Gardens Theatre stage in Epcot in 1994, commemorating New Year’s Eve with her husband in 2007, and her bachelorette party during Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival in 2015.

    In addition, she’s also run five runDisney races, visited Disneyland, stayed at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii (twice!), and kayaked with the dolphins at Disney’s Hilton Head Island many times.

    This August, she will take her son to Disney World when he is 10 months old. She’s looking forward to his first trip which will include his first haircut at Harmony Barber Shop and his first glance at the animals outside of his villa balcony at Kidani Village. She can’t wait to witness the magic of Disney through his eyes.

  • 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 McDuffee

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I am looking forward to making your next Disney vacation an experience you will never forget! I have visited many of the Disney properties personally, including Disney World, Disney Land, and Disney Paris. I have also had the unique opportunity to experience six Disney Cruises with my family! Have any questions/desires, I can answer them or send you the right direction for a magical time.

    I personally have a son of my own and know the true feeling of the magical experience with your family. He has loved Mickey Mouse from the time he was born and that passion runs in his mother. My husband is an airline pilot, so traveling has been a common benefit of our family. Traveling with an infant? I understand the challenges presented with air travel and an infant. Feel free to ask questions or seek advice from me. Please allow me to bring to you my love and passion for Disney!

  • Melanie Dowd

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hello! I’m Melanie and one thing I absolutely love, is going on vacations to Disney! Now I want to share that magic with you by planning the most amazing vacation, designed specifically for you and your family. I have worked in the customer service industry for over 22 years. I take pride in helping my customers and working hard to make sure everyone is always satisfied.
    My love for Disney began when I was 4 and my parents first took my sister and I. I will never forget riding the boat over to the Magic Kingdom and my first sight of Cinderella’s Castle. I still make sure to ride the boat every time and revel in that same feeling of amazement. We then continued to visit every other year, until I was old enough to go on my own. I now visit Disney twice a year with my own 2 little girls. I always love to see the excitement on their faces when we arrive at the most Magical Place on Earth.
    I am also an avid runner and have participated in multiple runDisney events, including the Dopey Challenge.
    I look forward to working with you and your family in planning a magical vacation full of Pixie Dust!

  • Melanie Elliott

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Melanie’s love of travel began at an early age fueled by her passion for the art of dance. Competitions resulted in travel all over the US, but her favorite was always the regionals and nationals that lead her to Orlando. She has watched as these parks have grown and evolved and loves all things Disney!
    Having visited Walt Disney World every year of her life, she is very knowledgeable and, not only can take the stress out of planning, but can also share little known tips for making the most of such a magical vacation.
    As magical as Orlando is, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line have also captured her heart and interest, and she would love to share what she’s learned and experienced by helping you plan any Disney adventure you or your family desires.
    She met her husband in college and they immediately began traveling internationally together. The two honeymooned at the Sandals St. Lucia and love to take advantage of the Sandals properties, having also visited Sandals in Jamaica and Antigua. Now the mother of three daughters, Melanie enjoys the amenities at Beaches properties; Beaches Turks and Caicos is her girls’ favorite.
    Whatever your travel needs may be, Melanie has the knowledge and experience to plan a magical vacation for you and would love the opportunity to work for you.

  • Melinda Shirley

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney.
    Do you dream of an amazing family vacation, but are overwhelmed by cost and logistics? Let me assist you in planning the experience of a lifetime! I visited Disney World for the first time as a 10 year old, then in my 20’s, again when my own daughter was 5 and many times since then. I have even experienced the magic of a Disney Land and Sea Vacation with the extended family (which was AMAZING) . Each vacation I felt that the magic could not possibly reoccur, but yet the it is always present. Disney has never disappointed in being amazing, no matter what property I stay on or what stage of life I am in. Last summer I even traveled with my daughter to Disneyland in California as a high school graduation trip, and we had as much fun as when she was little! I have also been a frequent visitor to Universal Studios, and am an expert on navigating the amazing Harry Potter portion of the park. I addition I have cruised with Royal Carribean on a variety of itineraries and can assist your family in planning an amazing cruise as well. I also am quite familiar with the luxury vacation that Sandals offers, and I even got married in the Sandals Montego Bay location.

    I believe that there is no better money spent than that spent on making quality memories with your family. Let me use my experience and enthusiasm to help you plan a magical trip! Hakunna Matatta!

  • Melissa Failla

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Melissa is the “Go-To” person for friends and family for all things Disney. Her magical journey began as a young girl at the age of 5 which marked her first trip to Walt Disney World. She traveled there a few times while growing up but her obsession began when she and her husband went on their honeymoon in 1992 to WDW before going on a Carnival Cruise. Melissa is a preschool teacher and mother of two beautiful daughters. Traveling with them for the first time to WDW and being able seeing the magic of Disney through their eyes was a moment she will never forget. From that moment on, this happy family of four began a tradition of Disney Vacationing every year for over 25+ years with some years going a few times. Melissa has been to almost every resort on property as well as visiting Disneyland in California and Disney’s Aulani Resort In Hawaii. Throughout the years, she has mastered the art of Disney planning including the best times to go, how to effectively navigate the parks, making dining reservation, fast pass planning, photo passes, budgeting, character experiences, and much, much more. A few months ago, her oldest daughter’s dreams came true when she became a performer at Walt Disney World. Because of this decision, Melissa now travels to WDW at least every other month, keeping her up to date with all of the the latest and greatest things about Disney. With her years of experience and her love for The Mouse, Melissa would love to share all of her knowledge and help other families experience the magic of Disney and make their own lifelong memories. The planning ahead of time is stressful for most, but, for Melissa, it is not a job….it is a pleasure. Let her assist you in making your vacation planning a more positive experience so when you finally arrive at the happiest place on Earth, you will be able to embrace and enjoy each and every “magical” moment. Hakuna Matata!!

    Areas of Expertise: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Family and Group trips, Honeymoons, Special Occasions, Dining and Resort Recommendations, Carnival, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean Cruises.

  • 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 Miller

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Ever since the moment Melissa starting planning her first Disney World vacation, she knew she was hooked! Vacations with family are some of her favorite memories and being able to feel like a kid again makes Disney World her favorite vacation destination. Melissa loves trying out new Disney restaurants each visit, exploring resorts, and enjoys participating in runDisney races. Regardless of whether you are a first-time visitor or a seasoned-veteran, her goal is to make sure you have the vacation you have been dreaming of!

    In addition to being a Magical Vacation Planner, Melissa is a wife to John and a homeschooling mom to her four children. She loves Jesus, coffee, watching football, and being her children’s biggest fan at sporting events/activities.

    Since planning her own family’s vacations wasn’t enough, planning magical vacations for others has become her passion and she looks forward to helping you plan a vacation full of lasting memories!

  • 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 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!

  • 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!

  • Michele Musser

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi! I have been a huge Disney fan all my life. I can remember going as a young child with my mom for the very first time. I have passed my love of Disney along to my daughter who is now my Disney partner. We have been Annual Passholders for a few years now and enjoy being able to go when we want to.

    I am the go to person with my family and friends on what to do and where to stay at Disney. I love sharing my love of Disney with others and I can’t wait to help you plan your Disney vacation.

  • 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 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.

  • Mike Tumolo

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    By day I work in Financial Services…by night I’m Stitch, looking to plan our next wild and crazy Disney vacation with my ‘ohana!

    To say that I am a Disney “Fanatic” would be a huge understatement! As a native New Yorker who has called Florida home for the last 10+ years being less than a 2 hour drive to the Happiest Place on Earth has given me the opportunity to indulge my Disney obsession!

    As an Annual Passholder (and proud Disney Vacation Club Member) we’ve visited Walt Disney World more times than I could even begin to count, having been fortunate to stay at each resort on property at least a time or two over the years. With each visit we focus on “what’s new”…from new shows and attractions to activities that may be a bit off the popular path but are “new” to us…exploring all that Disney has to offer is always exciting!

    My passion for Disney has only grown with time. From 20 cruises with Disney Cruise Line (including my honeymoon through the Panama Canal on board the beautiful Disney Wonder…after our Fairytale Wedding at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort) to several runDisney races under my belt (the Wine & Dine Half Marathon and Castaway Cay 5K are definitely personal favorites)…and (almost) everything in between there is always something to do. Over the years we’ve been fortunate to visit Mickey’s original home at the Disneyland Resort a time or two, with a return trip (and another Disney Cruise) already booked!

    As Aladdin would say “there’s a whole new world” out there to explore…I stand ready to help make your vacation dreams come true!

  • Minnette Willard Scott

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Minnette’s favorite thing to do is travel and the only thing better is planning a trip. She has had much experience with planning trips all over the world and has traveled to Japan, Laos, Tanzania and Mexico as well as many locations in the United States.

    The place that she loves to call home is Disney World and has made 6 trips in the last 10 years. She has planned many trips for both small and large groups with age ranges from the very young to the more young at heart. She has stayed at value, moderate and deluxe Disney resorts including Club Level and can help you choose which would be best for your trip. Minnette has experience with planning dance team trips and had the joy of participating in a Disney wedding.

    Minnette is looking forward to helping you plan a magical vacation to give you a lifetime of memories.

  • 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.

  • Mitzi Alexander

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi there, my name is Mitzi. I am a mother of 2 teenage boys and have a loving husband of 20 years. My parents used to take me to Disney every year for Spring Break even before I was old enough to walk. Since then I have been almost every other year with my family. My husband took me to Disney as a gift for my college graduation in 1996. That is when I realized that Disney is not only for kids. We had a wonderful time…just he two of us. I also love to take vacations to All-Inclusive Resorts. We have visited many different countries this way, as well as cruising. I have been on 8 cruises in the last 7 years, including 3 different cruise lines (Carnival, Royal Carribean and Disney). I would love to help you plan your next vacation for your family, group of friends or a romantic getaway for you and your spouse. Let me know how I can help you!

  • 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.

  • Monique Serata

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Born and raised in Wisconsin but destined to be an at close & personal Disney Princess I moved to Florida after high school! My mom being a huge Disney fan took my family to Disney World, Disney Land and go on Disney Cruises my whole life. Living in Florida the trip to Disney was a little easier. Meeting my Prince Charming in my late 20’s we shared the love for Disney and wed at Epcot in 2014! We have been Annual Pass Holders ever since and try to share our love of Disney to anyone we can! I travel to Disney World at least 3 times a month! I am a frequent visitor to ALL major events that are held at Disney including attending the Food & Wine Festival since 2005! My goal is to help anyone and everyone enjoy the happiest place on earth with as much insight and helpful tips that I have to offer since its in my backyard!

  • 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.