• Cortney Smith

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Cortney has a lifelong love of all things Disney. More than the memories of her own trips as a child to Walt Disney World, she has loved introducing each of her three boys to her love. Trips with her parents and children together have give her experience with traveling in multi-generational trips, as well as children with large age gaps. And the food! So much, delicious food! What began as answering friends questions turned into helping those friends create magical memories by planning and helping them find the best options!

    Joining the Magical Vacation Planner family has allowed Cortney to help others create their Magical Memories with family and friends! Sharing her passion with new friends is the best part! Being able to experience new places in the Disney universe including Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and Aulani–a Disney Resort in Hawaii has been exciting and rewarding.

    As her children have gotten older, Cortney has expanded her knowledge to include Universal Studios, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Beaches and Sandals resorts and continues to find new destinations to learn about and share!

    She would love to help you make those Memories!

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani–a Disney Resort, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Universal Studios, Sandals and Beaches, multi-generational family trips, dining at Walt Disney World, large age gap with children

  • Elisa Doran

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Elisa has taken her love of Disney as a small child and passed that along to her own children (and husband ) Having children ranging in age from 8 to 20, Disney is her family’s favorite vacation spot. It is the only place that her family feels offer something for everyone while still letting them create wonderful memories all together. You know you are doing something right if your teenager still loves to vacation with you! As annual passholders, her family enjoys exploring well beyond the parks. Every trip they love to discover new restaurants or explore new resorts and activities.

    Elisa spent years planning trips for her friends and family. She finally decided to seek out the most respected agency in the business and make this her career. She absolutely loves helping others to create the same magic and memories that her family has over the years!

    Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Aulani, family trips, celebrations, dining and resort recommendations, traveling with children of all ages, traveling with children with special needs, dinning with food allergies

  • Jaime Schnell

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi, I’m Jaime and my first memories of Disney were hearing my dad come home on a Friday and saying “Come on get in the car we are headed to Disney”. Those memories are priceless!

    My husband and I celebrated our honeymoon at Disney World and since then have taken our children on many trips. My children who are 15, 13 and 4 love Disney. We love making memories and try to do something new on each trip we plan. From trips to Disney World, Disneyland and taking Disney Cruises.

    Now I get to plan a magical vacation for your family. No trip is to big or small because from a weekend getaway to a two week adventures by Disney trip. Magical memories are priceless. Let me take the stress out of vacation planning.

    Please contact me, Jaime Schnell at

    j.schnell@magicalvacationplanner.com or 502-418-6115

  • Jenny James

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have been married to my husband since 2006. We have one son(9), and 3 dogs. I enjoy watching my son play sports, working out, and anything Disney!

    I have loved Disney since childhood and now that I’m an adult, that love for Disney continues.
    My family and I have been to Disney several times and it is a new experience each time! We have stayed at multiple resorts from the All Star Sports Resort to the Animal Kingdom Lodge. We love eating at the various restaurants and have utilized the Disney Dining Plan the last 3 years. Our favorite restaurants are Chef Mickey, Be Our Guest, Restaurantosaurus, and 1900 Park Fare. Our last trip was during Christmas so our favorite snacks were anything peppermint but our all time favorite is the Dole Whip.

    I love planning my own trips and my friends and family consider me the “go to” person for questions about Disney. Whether it’s where to eat, where to stay, when to go, which characters to meet, fast passes to use, or rides to ride. I put alot of effort into planning my vacations and would love to do the same for you. I will help you plan and organize your vacation to ensure that you have a magical experience where “Dreams come true.”

  • Karola M Brockway

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Karola first visited Disneyland as an adult. Her love for Disney was inspired by her Dad who always watched the “Magical World of Disney” on Sunday nights and was taken to the Disney movies as a child. As a grown-up Karola had five children who listened to the Disney sing-alongs. Karola has visited Disneyland and walt Disney World more than 20+ times. From staying originally off property to finally staying on Property, doing Backstage Tours and enjoying the Disney Dining Plan – Karola believes in “faith, trust and pixie dust”.

    Now that her five children are grown and married, she enjoys Disney with her six grandchildren. Their family has enjoyed Disney vacations with 12 or more family members. Soon they will also be Disney Vacation Club members.

    Karola hopes to help sprinkle pixie dust on your family’s magical vacation! A dream is a wish your heart makes, and Karola is ready to make all your Disney dreams and wishes come true.

  • Missy DeLong

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Missy’s first trip to Walt Disney World wasn’t until 2015, but it was instantly love at first sight. The level of quality and true magic were like anything she had ever experienced before and she knew she and her family would never want to settle for anything less in a vacation experience. She and her husband love seeing the magic through their children’s eyes! She has two sons and one daughter whom all look forward to each and every Disney vacation! She has helped several friends and family plan their magical Disney vacations and would love to help others experience the magic as well!

  • 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.

  • Pamela Porter

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hello, my name is Pamela Porter. My love for all things Disney goes back as far as I can remember. Growing up in Southern California, we traveled to Disneyland many times. We would also watch Wonderful World of Disney every Sunday night making us lifelong fans. I had the great privilege to audition and work for Disneyland during college, dancing in two of their parade seasons.

    Since having my own children and moving across the country, Disney World has become our preferred destination as often as we could through the years. I have personal experience at many of the resorts. I have had the great privilege to be able to cruise twice with Disney. Most recently, my family traveled to Hawaii and Disney’s Aulani resort. I have planned vacations for my own family (and advising many friends) since my three children were infants through their teenage years.

    Disney is the perfect place to celebrate milestones and togetherness. In fact, for me, running the Disney Princess Half Marathon with my three daughters and husband is one of the greatest family achievements accomplished at the most magical place on earth!

    With pixie dust in hand, I am ready to plan the most magical vacation for your particular family needs.