• 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!

  • Adrianne Raia

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Adrianne first visited Disneyland at age 2, convinced she had Pixie Dust running through her veins. Her love of all things Disney began during that trip, a love that has grown throughout her life and is now shared with her family. As Annual Passholders, along with her husband and two daughters, Adrianne has adventured and explored her way through Disneyland and California Adventure, discovering all of the hidden gems the parks have to offer.

    Adrianne has stayed in all three of the Disneyland Park hotels, as well as many of the Good Neighbor hotels located near to the parks making her uniquely qualified to help your family make the best lodging decisions for your trip. She has visited Disneyland during all of the various special events that happen throughout the year, such as Mickey’s Halloween Party, the Festival of Holidays and the Lunar New Year and even participated in RunDisney events, like the Tinkerbell 5k. No matter what time of year your family decides to visit, Adrianne can make sure that you do not miss out on any of the magic!

    Adrianne’s other love in life is travel, and she has visited most of the United States and traveled extensively throughout Europe, even making time to see Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. Wherever your heart desires to go, let Adrianne sprinkle some of her Pixie Dust on your vacation, creating magic and memories that will last a lifetime for your family.

  • 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- Team Leader

    “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine.
    The first time Elisa read these words on paper she fantasized of traveling the world! She has never been one to just flip through brochures or just read about destinations in a book, and dream. She has always been about turning those dreams into personal travel experiences. Through the different Disney travel channels, she has been fortunate to traveled to 5 of the 7 continents.

    Now you can benefit from her love of travel and her love of Disney. As your Disney Planner she will help take your dream to reality by creating your Magical Vacation with the best pixie experiences. She will provide you with her first-hand experiences and high-level of concierge service. From the moment you inquire about your plans – through your travels – to the end of your trip. She is there!

    Which Disney Destination is your dream?
    #Adventures by Disney, #Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, #Disney Cruise Line, #Disneyland, #Walt Disney World,

    Where will the Magic take you? Let’s journey to your imagination and believe in a world where your dreams come to life. Your trip is more than just a destination…it’s an abundance of magic with a lifetime of memories!

  • 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.

  • Nelida “Nel” Mora

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    CAREER TITLES:
    District Sales Manager – AAA Southern California
    National Sales Trainer – AAA
    Sr. Vacation Club Guide and Trainer/Mentor – Disney Vacation Club

    MY BACKGROUND
    At the age of 22, I started my professional career in the Property and Casualty Insurance business in the roles of Agency Producer, Agency Owner/Manager, District Sales Manager and Faculty at The Automobile Club of Southern California University where I taught and developed Sales & Management courses, presented training seminars and continuing education courses throughout the United States over the course of 2 decades.

    In 2004 I started my professional real estate career and I was approached by the Walt Disney Company to be one of 5 real estate professionals selected to open their first Disney Vacation Club office on the West Coast in Anaheim, CA. Over the course of 13 years, I have served as a Sr. Sales Executive, Trainer & Mentor for California and Hawaii teams, and have I have spoken before hundreds of people in 23 cities and 9 countries on stage via the Disney Cruise Line. I am a 6-time Leadership Circle Award Winner. I was on the opening team at Disneyland – how magical is it to have an office at Disneyland? VERY MAGICAL!! Plus, because I trained the opening team at Aulani in Oahu, HI – I was also on the Aulani opening team.

    Now retired from AAA and the Walt Disney Company, my passion is helping individuals/families/teams discover and return to the places that make their hearts sing.

    “TAKE VACATIONS – GO AS MANY PLACES AS YOU CAN
    YOU CAN ALWAYS MAKE MORE MONEY
    YOU CAN’T ALWAYS MAKE MORE MEMORIES” Unknown author

  • Shannon Finney Candelario

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I Love to Travel!

    The love of travel is infectious and I find it very gratifying to help others make their travel dreams come true. Whether it’s a Disney vacation for families or somewhere romantic for a couple, I can get you the vacation of your dreams.

    I am very skilled at working within a budget and making sure that all the things you want to do are checked off the list. Restaurant recommendations while traveling, spa treatments, romantic dinners for two, it is all covered when we do our travel interview.

    Call now and see how I can help you with ALL your travel needs. No trip too small.

  • 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