• Abbey Parra

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi! I’m Abbey and would love to help you have an amazing vacation, whether it’s in California or Florida. I currently work at a global talent agency, dealing with all sorts of clients, and help out in the travel department as well. I take pride in my customer service skills and will always put you first. Your happiness is my job!
    I grew up traveling to Disney with my family, leading me to the Disney College Program. I worked at the Magic Kingdom, where making magic for Guests was just part of a day’s work. Working there taught me so much about giving each Guest their own unique experience. We’re all different – so why should our vacations be the same?
    My love for Disney has only grown through the years. I’ve cruised with DCL, am an annual passholder at Disneyland and visit Disney World as often as I can.
    I am a huge Disney Princess fan. All my friends, family and even my boyfriend’s family know me as their own Disney Princess! I am constantly getting asked for travel advice, tips, and any questions related to Disney. I honestly love planning vacations, making people happy and, of course, anything Disney – so this is the perfect job for me. My mom, another huge fan, will be helping me out as well so you can be sure to have two experts on your case.
    This Disney Princess will make your vacation as magical as can be! My specialties are travelling as adults, as a couple, girls’ trips, with kids of all ages, teenagers and solo trips (yes, these can be done and are still super fun).

  • Adriana Clifford

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Adriana is a military spouse with love for helping people make their travel dreams come true. She has spent the last two years living abroad and seeing the world, traveling to Italy, France, Dubai, Bahrain, Jordan, Greece and India. Her love for travel and adventure began when she was a teenager with her first vacation experience; Walt Disney World. When she is not traveling, she maintains a travel blog where she allows others to see experiences through her eyes in the hopes to encourage more people to travel.

    No travel dream is too small or too large! The memories that can be made on a Disney vacation will last a lifetime. She looks forward to connected with you to help you make all of your Disney Travel Dreams come true!

  • Cariss Milano

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Cariss grew up loving Disney movies and was fortunate to visit Disneyland a few times as a child and teenager. After moving to Southern California in 2000 to attend college, her PASSION for Disney really began when she started working at the Disneyland Resort. Cariss worked for “The Mouse” a total of 7 years, three and a half of those years being in Guest Relations as a VIP Tour Guide. As a former Cast Member, she helped countless families have memorable magical vacations. Even after she left the resort to pursue a degree in Culinary Arts, Cariss continued to stay up to date on what was new and exciting at Disney. Her friends and family consider her their go-to resource on all things Disney.

    Cariss married her very own “Prince Charming”, Anthony, this past fall and spent countless hours planning their honeymoon to Walt Disney World. They had such a wonderful time; they decided to become Premier Annual Passholders. They sneak away from Central California down to Anaheim as often as they can to visit Disneyland to see what’s new and take advantage of their passholder perks.

    When Cariss saw the opportunity to turn her expertise and passion for Disney in to a career as a Magical Vacation Planner, she couldn’t wait to help others plan unforgettable vacations. She knows that planning a Disney vacation can often be stressful and overwhelming, and she wants to help you with all the details, from your accommodations to entertainment suggestions. As a chef and foodie, one of her favorite things to help you with is your dining plans and restaurant suggestions!

    Whether you want a romantic get-away, multi-generational family vacation, or a fun bachelorette trip for the girls, Cariss can tailor your dream vacation to your needs and wants. No trip is too big or small. She looks forward to getting to know about you and your family and providing you with personalized VIP service.

  • Elisa Espinoza

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine. The first time I read these words on paper it gave me the ambition to want to travel the world! It is also what drove me to specialize in Disney Destinations travel. Focusing on Disney destination travel wedded my love of Disney with my love of travel.

    However, the bigger question is why would you ask me to book your vacation versus doing it yourself via an online supplier? The answer is simple: I provide you with my first-hand experience of Disney, a high-level of concierge service from the moment you inquire about your plans – to the end of your trip; when you do not want to leave your Disney vacation.

    I have never been one to flip through brochures or read about Disney destinations in a book. It has been about personally experiencing Disney travel. I specialize in Disney Destinations because I have the first-hand experience of traveling to 5 of the 7 continents, through the different travel offers by Adventures by Disney, Disney Cruise Line, and Disney Resorts & Parks.

    I am the “Disney Planner” because of my profound love and passion of all that is Disney. I continue to visit the theme parks and resorts – Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris. I currently have my bucket list trip planned to the three Disney Parks in Asia – Disney Tokyo, Shanghai Disney, and Hong Kong Disney.

    I always ensure to plan exciting excursions to help create the best “pixie experience”. I have planned many magical experiences by ensuring the itinerary has key attractions, transportation details, specialty dining reservations, Fast Pass+ experiences, and character meet and greets. I assisted in planning a Fairytale Wedding celebration at the Disneyland Hotel Rose Court Garden gazebo and then an enchanting dinner reception at Disneyland Hotel’s Sleeping Beauty Pavilion.

    Whether it is an Adult-Only, Family Reunion, or Family Vacation, to Disney Resorts & Parks – Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani a Disney Resort & Spa, or Disney Paris; a Disney Cruise, or an Adventures by Disney (land cruise), I am happy and ready to use my travel experiences to assist in dreaming up and building your Magical Disney Vacation.

    My passion and love of Disney will focus on creating a Disney destination vacation in the areas of Adventures by Disney, Disney Cruise Line, Walt Disney World & Disneyland Resort, “quinceañeras” Fairytale Wedding, and honeymoon.
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  • Jennette Toderick

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    After 16 distinguished years as a Broker for a major real estate company , Jennette has turned her passion for travel into a second career. After many frustrations with her unresponsive travel agent she took things into her own hands. Having traveled the world, Jennette’s depth of knowledge and winning personality have made her both a favorite contact for her friends and family looking to travel.

  • 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.

  • Nancy Cardenas

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Disneyland is where my love for Disney travel began. I have been an annual pass holder for many years and have 100+ visits to Disneyland under my belt.

    My first visit to Walt Disney World was in 2007 where I only had 2 days to visit. I absolutely fell in love and knew I had to get back for a longer trip. That trip was in 2009 with my family and was magical. I have been lucky enough to visit 6 other times since then. My most absolute favorite thing to do while visiting Walt Disney World is watching the fireworks at Magic Kingdom from Main Street.

    I have sailed on The Disney Dream, Magic, and Fantasy. I look forward to completing the Grand Slam of Disney Cruising when I sail on The Wonder for my birthday. I am excited for the three new ships coming out.

    Specialty areas: Walt Disney World Planning, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruising, Universal Orlando Resort.

  • Sharri Picard

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Aside from being a huge fan, Disney is firmly rooted in my family’s history and memories… Visiting Disneyland as a child, engaged at Snow White’s Wishing Well, married at the Disneyland & Grand Californian Hotels, experiencing both the 50th & 60th Disneyland celebrations, bringing our daughter for her first visit at just weeks old, and countless Disney travels… Disney holds a special place in my heart! And I’m now thrilled to use that love of everything Disney, combined with my love of travel and planning, to assist other families in creating magical memories & experiences of their own!

    I have been a Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder for over thirteen years, visited the Walt Disney Resort and Disney’s Aulani Resort, sailed on Disney Cruise Lines, honeymooned at Sandals Grand Bahamian, and traveled to various locations domestically and internationally… But Disney’s Castaway Cay island will always be my favorite place on the planet! I love to experience new things, meet new people and cultures, and, honestly, probably my favorite thing to do during travel, is eat! I consider myself an amateur “foodie,” and love interesting and amazing food & beverages! Having a husband and daughter of my own, I am experienced in traveling with children and families; and my background in event coordination, hotel sales, and wedding sales & planning, makes me the perfect person to entrust all of your vacation needs – every little detail, and every wish come true, to make your special trip everything that you dreamed!

  • Vanessa Kinney

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Vanessa Kinney has been going to Disney destinations since the age of two. Her passion for Disney has grown as she went through life and she leads a life that is truly Disney. Her dreams came true in 2014, when her then fiancé proposed on Tom Sawyer’s Island in Walt Disney World and they continued their happily ever after their Disney themed wedding with another visit to the World and a cruise on the Disney Fantasy for their honeymoon. Vanessa loves the history of Walt Disney and the back stories of so many details around the parks and resorts. She believes Disney parks and resorts are so much more than theme parks; they are an immersive experience like no other and she will aim to help you jump right into these remarkable stories.

    Vanessa enjoys running and runDisney events are her favorite. She is constantly looking for the latest Disney parks news. She can often be found listening to Disney theme park music when she’s not in the parks. Vanessa has personally planned family trips, girls’ trips, runDisney trips, and even romantic honeymoons. With having experienced unique opportunities like piloting the Jungle Cruise and being a guest princess in a Disneyland parade, Vanessa will strive to make every moment of your vacation just as magical as every precious memory she has made at her most favorite places on earth.

  • Vered Kamaji

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Vered lives in San Diego, CA and is a wife and mother of two amazing children. She has loved all things Disney since her first visit to Disneyland at just 2 years old. She has traveled to Disneyland at least twice a year for the past 38 years and has visited Disney World many times as a child and with her own family who share her passion for Disney and travel. She has been on Disney Cruise Line, Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean.

    Vered joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2016 as a way to share her passion for all things Disney. She loves to help families experience the magic of Disney and she would love to help your family in planning the best vacation ever!!

    In addition to being a Magical Vacation Planner, Vered runs her own vacation rental business with resort condos & villas for rent in California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Canada & Mexico.

    “If you can dream it, you can do it”. ~Walt Disney.

    Areas of Focus: Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Family Trips, Traveling with Children, Dining and Resort Recommendations