• 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!

  • 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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  • Hollie Edwards

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hollie enjoys all types of travel, but has a special attachment to Disney destinations. She spent her childhood visiting Disneyland where she fell in love with all things Disney. Her love for Disney grew even more when she became an adult and saw the magic through her children’s eyes. She loves the memories she makes with her husband and three kids visiting Disneyland and Disney World and sailing with Disney Cruise Line. Grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, and cousins join them on all the fun too! Hollie cherishes these magical vacations with her family.

    Hollie has experience planning travel for both small and large groups, accommodating family members of all ages. Planning can be overwhelming and traveling can be stressful. However, it is Hollie’s personal and professional goal to help you plan for the perfect vacation, so you can sit back and count the days to making magical memories!

  • 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.