• Alex Henderson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Since watching my first Disney movie as a child, I have been an utter Disney enthusiast. I took my first Disney World vacation in 1995 and I have also had the pleasure of visiting Disney destinations numerous times as an adult. Some of my other passions include reading about Disney, listening to Disney podcasts, watching YouTube channels on Disney… you get the picture! I am a Disney dork!

    Planning a vacation, especially a Disney vacation, can be overwhelming. That’s where I come in. Bringing the happiness and excitement of travel to others (and minimizing stress) is a true joy. I am looking forward to helping you plan your next magical vacation!

  • Amy Howell

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Amy is inspired by all things Disney! She has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 3 years old-it was love at first sight! She is from a small town in Mississippi but discovered after college she enjoyed the city life and stayed in the Birmingham area. Now she is proudly known by everyone she meets as “The Disney Lady”. Since her first visit she has been trying all things Disney, hoping to eventually experience it all. In addition to Disney World, Amy loves to sail with Disney Cruise Lines, and is working towards sailing on all ships. Amy is very detailed oriented and decicated to making your Magical Vacation the best one ever!

  • Angela Dickey

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I love all things Disney! My kids who are all college aged now, have grown up on Disney. We took our first trip in September 1996. My boys were two and 5 at the time, my husband thought that this would be a one time trip, but he was so wrong! I began planning our next one on the way home. We returned in May 1997, I was 7 mos pregnant with my daughter. She went to Disney even before she was born. I love planning vacations, it doesn’t matter if its my own or someone else’s. It makes me so incredibly happy! I will treat your vacation with the same care that I would my own.

  • Angie Austin

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Angie has been a devoted Disney fan since she was a little girl. In high school, she won the annual Walt Disney “Dreamer and Doer” award for her class. She has been traveling to Walt Disney World for many years and loves it more and more each time she visits. She has participated in numerous runDisney half-marathons at both WDW and Disneyland. She is a lifelong resident of Alabama, a mom of two teenage boys and an elementary school teacher by day. Angie is very proud and excited to be a part of the Magical Vacation Planner team. She is eager to create magic for others!

  • April Carpenter

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi! I am April Carpenter. I live in Hartford, Alabama with my wonderful husband and 3 amazing children. We love traveling and making memories through our adventures. When we are not vacationing at Disney, we love visiting the Smoky Mountains, Florida beaches, and the big city destinations like Atlanta, Biloxi and Nashville.

    I took many trips to Disney as a little girl, but nothing was more magical than seeing Disney through the eyes of my children. After that first trip with my little ones, I kept researching and planning for the many trips that followed. I love planning the little details that make a trip extra special. Even now after many trips, we still find new things to do at Disney!

    It has now become a passion of mine to create vacations for others. As a school teacher, I have always been detail oriented. Let me use my love for details to create itineraries, make reservations, and find good deals to help you have a stress free and magical vacation that your family will remember forever! Planning a great family vacation does not have to be stressful!

    Contact me to let me know how I can help you have a magical vacation. Remember, Disney is always a good idea!

  • Bill Cockrell

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Having limited opportunities for vacations and family travel when growing up, I determined that I would make it a focus to spend family time with my wife, three sons and, now, granddaughter and grandson. Life is too short to miss out on those opportunities.

    I made my first trip to Disney World in 1978 and now, my family and I have been so many times I cannot count them although one of my three sons swears he was partially raised there! I’ve had the opportunity to do a fair amount of travel but, for a family vacation, you just can’t beat Disney!! That includes Disney Vacation Club locations, Disneyland and Adventures by Disney tours. My primary focus is Adventures by Disney and European River cruises. Of course, I am always very willing, and able to help with any Disney and other travel opportunities through MVP.

    My experience with Adventures by Disney made me want to join a vacation planner organization. After a lot of research I found Magical Vacation Planner to have what I consider to be the best reputation and support in addition to great non Disney Partners for River Cruises in Europe, great ocean cruise lines and other resorts. Since I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of business and family travel, I get a lot of questions about travel and MVP gives me a great base to provide support.

  • Blinda Walker

    Personal Travel Advisor

    My passion for making memories with my loved ones inspired me to help others to create magical moments of their own.

  • Chris Tiana Burrell

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I grew up in Southern California not far from Disneyland. I have been in love with The Mouse since I was little. I am an educator living in Mobile, Al. I have two daughters, one that is a Disney Cast Member. We are annual pass holders and spend the majority of our holidays and breaks in Orlando. We love to travel we have traveled from East to West Coast and been on many cruises. I love to plan vacations for friends, families, and groups. My goal is to take the planning stress from my clients so they can just relax and enjoy time with their family. Quality time with your family is priceless.

  • Donya Rumore

    Personal Vacation Advisor- Team Leader

    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.

  • Gina Walker

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I am a single mom of two teenage girls that love Disney. When I am not scheduling surgeries for patients or assisting a mom in the urgent care clinic I spend my time between track meets and horse shows.

    Before I became a single mom, after my husband passed , we took our girls every other year to Disney when they were 2 and 3. My oldest said, “Mom going to Disney is a place that I can escape and enjoy the enchantment of all the magic that Disney has created and have no care.”

    We have stayed at onsite and off site resorts. I think our favorite place to stay is the Contemporary because of the montorail and then all of the themed resorts. Our favorite place to eat inside Magic Kingdom would be the Crystal Palace. It is has so many choices from the buffet and of course the wonderful characters of Pooh and friends!

    I look forward to helping you plan that magical vacation!

  • Jamie Waller

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My love for anything and everything Disney has always been there. When finally able to take my family in 2011 for our first family vacation the love grew even more. My husband, four girls and one granddaughter are the light of my life and all share the Disney love. Helping my friends and family and new clients plan their dream vacations is what I love to do.

  • Jennifer Garcia

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Jennifer is a wife, a mom to two girls, and lover of all things Disney! She enjoys doing research for Her goal is to have your vacation planning experience be fun and stress free.

    Jennifer grew up going to Walt Disney World and continues experiencing the magic with her family. There is nothing like experiencing Disney with your own children and seeing the magic through their eyes! She has learned many tips through her own experiences that she would love to share with you to make your trip a bit more magical!

    Experiencing Disney Magic isn’t just for families though! Whether its a couples getaway or a girls fun trip I can help you plan a memorable vacation!

  • Lauren Wilson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Lauren began her love for Disney at a very early age, taking her first trip to Walt Disney World with four generations of her family. Since then, her love for Disney continues, and she shares that love with friends and family by taking several trips to Walt Disney World each year. With her husband and two daughters, Lauren has not only traveled to Orlando more than 40 times, but she’s also been to Disneyland in California, on Disney cruises, and to Disney’s Hilton Head Resort in South Carolina. Her other travel experiences include trips to Mexico, Las Vegas, and New York. Lauren is in her 20th year in education, working in several capacities within schools and school systems.

    Lauren is so excited to share her love of Disney with others and begin this journey as a Magical Vacation Planner! Whether it’s looking for the perfect resort or restaurant, or planning which day to visit which park, her extensive knowledge will help make planning easy and enjoyable.

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Resort and Dining Recommendations, First Time Trips, Family Trips (with younger children and/or teenagers), Adult Only Trips

  • Lisa Bailey

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    Lisa found a deep love for Disney World at a young age when visiting family that lived nearby. Those memorable family trips taught her it is more than just a destination. Disney World is about the memories, the time together, time to “Leave today and enter the world of Yesterday, Tomorrow and Fantasy.” As soon as she had children, she had plans for them to have the special times at Disney World as she had, and she has returned each year with the family. In 2012 she fell in love with runDisney events. She returns regularly to run the runDisney events at Disney World and Disneyland. And that has become one focus on Disney trips, planning for runners to have a ‘runcation’ and families or friends can go enjoy their time in Disney World while meeting goals and dreams running their events, from their first 5k to full marathon to the 48.6 mile Dopey Challenge. She has 3 boys, one of which has Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism) so she also learned navigating the parks and allowing decompression time. She began planning trips for friends and family when they would say it was overwhelming trying to plan to help everyone enjoy Disney smoothly so they can focus on making the memories. That’s when she realized just how much she loved planning the trips for others to Disney World, Disney Cruise, runDisney events, and Disneyland. She has also stayed at the Universal resorts and loves planning for families to visit Universal.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Natalie Smoak

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Natalie is a devoted Disney supporter and traveler. She lives in North Alabama with her husband and young son. They enjoy spending time together as a family and with friends making memories at Disney Parks and traveling to new places. Her family has a goal each vacation to try something new and Disney Parks never disappoints! They travel to Orlando as much as possible, especially during school breaks. Natalie is a fourth-grade teacher when she isn’t Disney planning!

  • Rachel Novak

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Walt Disney World truly feels like home. Wanting to be a part of the magic, I worked at Walt Disney World for about one and a half years so I could help others feel the same fun and nostalgia while creating experiences to cherish for years to come. During that time, I explored, tasted, and learned the ins-and-outs of the resort, from reserving dining and FastPass+ to entertainment and add-on experiences.

    I thrive on being able to help and pass on my knowledge to a diverse range of guests. To me, there is nothing like going above-and-beyond to make someone’s experience more memorable or magical, no matter the time commitment. Having worked and been a guest at Walt Disney World, I’ve experienced the complexity of vacation preparation, but also the thrill of tailoring such planning for guests, from young adults to families, first-time guests to seasoned Disney travelers. Above all, I want to pass on the same sense of magic and give guests the ability and expertise to create, enjoy, and share those magical experiences

  • Rena Caudle

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My name is Rena Caudle I am a mother to a sweet adorable little girl and a wife to a loving husband. I love Disney and I hope to be able to help you with all your vacation needs.

  • Renee Cheeseman

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My love for Walt Disney World started the first time I went, which happened to be the year the park opened. I’ve since been told when I step on Disney property, there’s a bounce in my step. Through my travels to Walt Disney World as a child, teenager, young adult, parent, and grandparent, I’ve had the joy of seeing a lot of dreams come true. One of my biggest joys is that my children and grandchildren love Disney as much as I do. It’s a real treat to see Disney through the eyes of a child!

    Because of the many trips and Disney experiences I have under my belt, my family and friends often ask for my help in planning their own trips to Walt Disney World. It brings me great joy to help others make their vacation dreams come true, so I would love nothing more than to help bring the magic of Disney to you and your loved ones. I would be happy to use my extensive knowledge to help plan your next vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, or Adventures by Disney. My specialties include traveling with children, teens, adults, and couples only trips, so I am confident I would be able to help you plan the vacation of your dreams. After all, Disney is where dreams come true!

  • Sabrina Flores

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I am a wife of 15 years with 3 awesome children. My son is 18 and my girls are 11 and 13. I love to travel and have a passion for helping others and I love all things, Disney. I am active in my church and a youth leader. I understand family time and how precious it is especially to the working parent. I have always been close to my family and I remember or family trips when I was younger. My love for Disney started when I was a kid on a family vacation to Walt Disney World. and I can remember that trip so vividly. Then as an adult taking my kids for the first time was so magical. I hope to help you and your family have the most magical trip ever.

  • Tyffanie Ensor

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi!
    One of my favorite things about Disney is all the magic and wonder that it has to offer. My name is Tyffanie Ensor and I am married to Matt Ensor. We have been married for 17 years and have three beautiful children ages 12, 8, and 3. Our favorite thing to do together is travel and make new memories and I hope that I can help your family make some magic memories too!