• Annette Bizzell

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Annette Bizzell attended Northwest Missouri State and graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelors in Psychology. Spending a lifetime learning to pack suitcases and moving vans, Annette turned to the travel industry for a career and gained employment as a flight attendant. She has worked with the traveling public for over 16 years. She is an outdoor enthusiast that loves animals and quiet moments used for reflection. Annette lives in Maryland where she shares her passion for travel, good food and family fun with her husband, daughter and their three dogs. Over her professional career she has worked with many children, persons with disiabilities and the elderly. Having been recognized for her ability to anticipate and assist with the needs of travelers, Annette looks forward to booking your Magical Vacation.

  • Bryn Eldreth

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    To me, Disney is more than a vacation. Disney is memories, magic and dreams come true!

    My favorite thing about Disney is its ability to take me right back to my childhood. I have been visiting Disney every year (or more) of my life and the joy I get from walking onto Main Street, U.S.A never fades.

    As a wife and mother of 3 beautiful children, I have made it a priority to plan Disney vacations every year so that my children grow up with the same love of Disney that I have. Each trip is different. We have done trips that last 10 days and trips that are for a long weekend celebration. We have done trips that include everything there is to see and do, making magical memories with each new adventure and we have planned trips where we have spent days lounging at the pools relaxing and enjoying the beautiful resorts.

    I have planned vacations for families and friends, multi-generational trips, singles trips, girls trips… you name it, I have probably planned it. Each trip should be customized to the needs, wants and desires that YOU have envisioned as your perfect vacation, and with that said… I am here to make your vacation dreams come true!!

    The most exciting thing about Magical Vacation Planner is that although we are Disney enthusiasts, we are also TRAVEL enthusiasts. If you are interested in other vacations such as all-inclusive trips to Sandals/Beaches, cruises that are adults only or family friendly but not Disney, we have you covered!!

    I have been planning vacations for the past 14 years and enjoying them my entire life. Let me use my knowledge and love for travel to create magical memories for you and your loved ones.

  • Cathy Miller

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hello, My name is Cathy. I love everything Disney. I have been to both Disneyland and Disney World. I am so excited to help plan your next adventure. It could be a Disney cruise or to any of the other theme park. If not Disney I would love to help plan your next cruise or maybe a Sandals Vacation. I am a huge sports fan. I coach field hockey here in Maryland.
    I would love to help plan your next vacation to help keep the stress of planning it to me and all you and your family has to do it just show up and have a magical time.

    I am so excited to being about to do this and meet new people and making dreams come true.

  • CJ Ayd

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    CJ has been a Disney fan since his first exposure as a 6-year old boy watching Illuminations: Reflections of Earth . He has been adding to his Disney knowledge ever since by staying in several Disney World resorts, experiencing the various dining options, and attending special events such as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and multiple visits to Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival. A massive “Disney Foodie”, CJ has experienced Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival multiple times , including its preview event, and multiple demonstrations and seminars. In 2017, CJ sailed on Disney Cruise Lines to experience the magic at sea and is running his first of many runDisney events in April 2017. CJ describes Walt Disney World as his “home away from home”.
    CJ planned he and his wife’s Disney Honeymoon and actively participates in Disney social media to share his love of Disney. CJ’s love of Disney is why he joined Magical Vacation Planner to help clients plan the vacation of their dreams. Follow him on Instagram: TheZipADeeDooCrew for lots of fun Disney photos and insights to help you hold on to the magic from home.

  • Dee Halsey

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Dee’s first trip to Walt Disney World was in 1971 when she was just 6 years old. Although quite young, she can remember that magical feeling of standing alongside her mother, father, and sister on Main Street with Cinderella’s Castle in the background. The memories created that first trip are mostly in cherished photographs but that was truly just the beginning of her love of all things Disney. Her greatest pleasure has been traveling with her husband and three sons for the last 26 years. They have celebrated numerous special occasions at Walt Disney World. They have traveled on the Disney Cruise Line several times including a Mediterranean cruise on the Disney Magic. They have also traveled to the Disneyland Resort in California several times.

    Dee has attended several Special Events at Disney including the Flower and Garden Festival, the Food and Wine Festival, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. She has been in the parks on most major holidays, including Easter, Fourth of July, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Dee has great tips for dealing with crowds. She has also participated in the Disney Marathon and other running events at the Disney Resort. In addition, she has taken several tours and can make recommendations for you and your family if you are looking to add something extra to your vacation.

    Dee has stayed at value, moderate, and deluxe resorts and is confident in her ability to help you make the choice that is best for you. She enjoys finding the best deal available and can work within your budget to help you plan the best vacation possible. She will be dedicated to ensuring your Disney experience matches your style. She can make recommendations for all ages. Having traveled to Walt Disney World with her three sons from the time they were toddlers to the present time as adults, she understands that the Disney experience will be different for every family. Dee would enjoy the opportunity to use her knowledge and experience to help you make your magical vacation come true.

    Areas of focus: Walt Disney World (Dining Recommendations, Special Events, Character Meals, Tours, Fast Pass Advice), Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Family Trips, Traveling with Children or Teens, Adult Only Trips

  • Gabrielle Tambaoan

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hello, my name is Gabrielle!

    Disney has held a special place in my heart ever since I was a little girl. I grew up watching every Disney movie, dressing up as every Disney princess, and of course visiting the Disney parks as many times as I could. Now, being a mom of two beautiful children, I have only grown to love and appreciate Disney even more. The looks on my kid’s faces every time they experience the magic is more than any parent could ever ask for.

    Disney has provided my family and I some of our most cherished memories over the years. The level of service and dedication that Disney puts into every tiny detail of a vacation is nothing short of incredible. Now, as a Magical Vacation Planner, I plan to extend that same level of service and dedication to each and every one of my guests. With my knowledge of all the Disney parks, I can answer any question you may have about the parks, resorts, dining reservations, Fast Passes, and so much more. Whether you want me to plan every detail, or just share all my Disney knowledge to guide you through your own planning, I will be there every step of the way to make sure that you and your family have the most magical vacation filled with memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

    Areas of Expertise: Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Family Vacations, Traveling with Children

  • Jen Shields

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Jen’s love of Disney began during her first family trip to Disney World with her husband and two young sons. Since then, Disney has become a passion. Her love for details and knowledge of resorts, restaurants, activities, and more will assist in creating a personalized experience. Jen wants your vacation to be magical!

    Jen and her family currently live in Severna Park, MD. She is a Disney Vacation Club member and travels to Disney World at least once a year. Her husband is in the U.S. Coast Guard, which has given her first-hand experience of navigating the planning process for military families. She is also the go-to Disney person for family and friends. Let her assist you in making your vacation planning stress-free and help create memories for you and your family!

  • Jenni Gilfoy

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My love for Disney began as a child through multiple family vacations to the most magical place on earth. I remember the true joy experienced as a child and now that love and joy has flourished as I get to see the same joy and witness the true meaning of Disney magic through my own children’s eyes. There’s nothing that brings more happiness to myself then to share this magic with others. Every visit to Disney I am able to see everlasting memories that are being made with my children. Dining is one of my favorite experiences in Disney, as the character meals bring out so much love, joy and happiness in my children and myself. Just as much as I love bringing joy to my own family, I desire to be able to bring this magic to yours as well. Disney is a place of happiness where magic truly happens. Everyone deserves to experience this time after time.

  • Jennifer Waltemire

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi! I am a huge fan of Disney, so much so that my classroom even has a Disney theme! I have planned many vacations for myself, friends, and family. I have planned trips for parties of two up to parties of nine and for people from the age of three to the age of sixty nine! I can help you plan a trip to maximize your money and time so that you can relax and make magical memories with your loved ones!

    I am a first grade teacher starting my 23rd year of teaching. I live in Catonsville, Maryland with my husband of 18 years and two children. My youngest is studying 3D animation in Brooklyn, NY and dreams of working for Pixar one day. I have family in Florida who help me stay up to date on the latest Disney information as well.

    I look forward to helping you plan your next great adventure!

  • Jenny Koppenhaver

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    Jenny has visited the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida consistently since 1973. Jenny won over her high school sweetheart/ husband’s love for camping and taught him the ropes for becoming a “Disney Enthusiast” early on in marriage. Yes folks it can be done!

    After several trips to Walt Disney World, in 2007 and 2008, during the Year of a Million Dreams campaigns, Jenny and her husband lived outside of the gates of Disney World from January to April to escape the Maryland winter and to give their five children a “Year of a Million Dreams”- TWICE! She has raised her children on all things Disney from the parks to the sea! Disney Cruise Line has become a favorite with our children. Now the kids are older and they still love Disney just as much as they did when seeing their favorite characters come to life for the first time.

    The bubble of being with your family and loved ones even for just a week without life’s interruptions is what drives us all to a Disney vacation whether its Walt Disney World Resorts, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney’s Aulani or Adventures By Disney.

    Becoming a Magical Vacation Planner in 2010 was a dream come true. Extending concierge-like service to clients and planning a Disney vacation is like watching someone open the best present in the world over and over! Having five children and always bringing friends to Disney helps her be able to share how to travel with a larger group and have a great Disney experience.

    Jenny is ready to help you plan and learn all the secrets of success to making a Disney vacation stress free and enjoyable for your whole party! Hakuna Matada!!!

  • Jill Fisher

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Ever since I first walked down Main Street in Disney World as a child, I have loved the energy and magic of Disney. Helping others experience the happiness of this magic is a goal of mine.

    I have three daughters and we love traveling and experiencing new adventures. We travel to Disney annually and each time we find new restaurants, rides and experiences to make each trip unique. My family has cruised to the Bahamas and the Caribbean, visited Beaches in the Turks & Caicos, and enjoyed Universal Studios in Orlando. I look forward to trying an Alaskan cruise and visiting Disney Aulani in the next few years.

    I understand how overwhelming planning an unforgettable vacation can be in. That’s where I can help. I love planning vacations for my family and I would love to plan a vacation for yours!

  • Joyette Weber

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Joyette Weber is a retired Navy veteran and a mother of two who loves to travel, especially to Disney destinations. She has been on multiple trips to the most magical place on earth, Disney World, as well as many Disney cruises, to included renewing her wedding vows on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. She is known by family and friends as a Disney encyclopedia of travel and has helped countless people plan their dream vacations.

    While in the military, she valued precious quality time with her husband and kids and Disney vacations were the perfect solution. Now she specializes in helping others with their Disney dream vacations as well as other fantastic destinations. Allow her to use her expertise to take the stress out of planning your next magical vacation.

  • Julie Nenichka-Reed

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Julie Nenichka-Reed is a Disney Vacation Specialist. She has spent the last 18 years vacationing at Disney destinations around the world. Her expertise in Disney family travel will provide a smooth vacation through her customer focused planning techniques. This has earned her the respect form friend and family which she plans vacations for on a personalized level. When not planning vacations for others Julie works as a nurse, as well as a wife of an Active Duty Marine and the mother to two teenaged girls. She is looking forward to planning your next vacation experience.

  • Laura Showalter

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Laura’s passion for travel and love of spending time with her husband and two children give her the unique ability to plan your family’s dream vacation.

    It is the joy her family experiences at Disney Destinations (especially her children) that brought her to Magical Vacation Planner. The magical memories she has created with her own family has inspired her to share her love of all things Disney so that other families can create magical memories too!

    Whether you’re a Disney newbie or a Disney veteran, Laura will take care of planning your vacation so all you have to do is ENJOY THE MAGIC!!

  • Magan Miller

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Magan has been in love with all things Disney since she was a little girl. Some of her fondest childhood memories involve the magic of Disney in one form or another; from playing dress up as her favorite princesses to family vacations at Walt Disney World. Now as a wife and mom she has the opportunity to pass her love for Disney on to others.

    Born and raised in Western Maryland, Magan has always loved to travel, to see new places, and try new things. While she does feel Walt Disney World is her home away from home, cruising is also top of her list.

    Magan is known to family and friends as the Disney Guru. She has been on many trips to Walt Disney World for vacations, anniversaries, birthdays, special occasions, honey moon, baby moon, and just because. She has traveled with family, friends, no children, small children and teens. Magan has also experienced many of the different celebrations Disney has to offer; EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, and Festival of the Arts. Magan has stayed in many of the Disney resorts from value resorts like Pop Century, moderate resorts like Port Orleans, and deluxe resorts such as Wilderness Lodge. She has also traveled with and without dining plans.

    Magan can’t wait to share her knowledge and tips with you and to help you make your Disney vacation the magical experience you’ve been dreaming of!

  • Renee Nadreau

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Renee Nadreau is a mother to an amazing son and soon to be step son. She is happily engaged to the love of her life with plans of a getting married on a Disney Ship. She is a family girl that enjoys lazy days in her pool, walks, spending time with her neighbors and friends, long drive with no place to go and vacations.

    Renee’s love affair with Disney was not lifelong. Renee did not even step foot on Disney property until the age of thirty!! Since the first day she laid eyes on the Castle she was hooked. Her favorite place to stay on property is Grand Floridian, and has even become friendly with Richard the bellhop who now knows her when he sees her!! Renee has also been on Disney Cruise’s to put her feet in the magical sand of Castaway Cay, stayed at the Disney Hilton Head, and Disney Vero Beach. In the short ten years she has fallen in love with Disney she has made numerous trips and gained a lot of knowledge. Renee has become the resident travel agent for all of her friends and family to assist making their Disney plans! She loves helping friends and family with their vacations so much that she wants to help everyone!

    Renee is looking forward to helping you figure out where to stay, what to eat, and when to go. She cannot wait to help you plan the most magical vacation ever!!

  • Rhonda Watson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I love all things Disney and Universal. I have visited Disney World many times starting at the age of 3 and began taking my children there when my first was 9 months old. My motto is “It’s never to early to travel with your kids, especially to Disney.” Seeing a child’s face light up at the sights of Disney is something so magical that it just warms your heart.

    I have extensive experience planning many trips from Disney World to Europe to Asia and so on. I am very detailed and love to research to make sure that I am making the right choice.

    A vacation should be all about the experience and the unforgettable memories you share, not about the stress you had in planning your trip. Whether this is your first trip or your 10th , I look forward to assisting you in making it Magical and creating unforgettable memories!

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World Packages, Disney Dining, Dining with Food Allergies, traveling with children young and old, adults only, and Disney Events.

  • Stephanie Gaff

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I fell in love with travel at a very young age. If it were long family vacations are just a short jaunt for the day, as long as we were traveling for new adventures, I was in. I was 10 when I made my first trip to Disney World, but I would not return again until I was 33 when I returned with my husband and 6 year old daughter. Once there, we all fell in love and have returned every year since. I enjoy planning vacations for myself, my family, and my friends. I am very detailed oriented and do my best to research what best suits the needs of everyone to make the most enjoyable vacation possible. I love what I do and hope you give me the opportunity to make some magical memories for you and your family.

  • Suzanne Heiss

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Suzanne joined the MVP team in 2015. She has been fascinated by all the facets of Disney World since her very first trip in 1992 as a college student. She and her husband spent their honeymoon in Disney World, and she and her family have visited Disney World countless times over the years.

    Suzanne has enjoyed bringing her children to Disney World through the years, and she specializes in planning vacations for families with children of all ages and needs. Using her personal experience, staying at resorts on property and dining at most restaurants on property, Suzanne is able to make confident recommendations for your family plans based on your family’s personal preferences. She can even point out to you the attractions or experiences that may be “scary” or “loud” for younger guests, and those resorts with the exact amenity that matters most to your family. She is familiar with all the special events and tours at Disney World, and can answer your specific questions about Disney’s Magic Bands, Fast Passes, and My Disney Experience.

    In addition to her Disney World Experience, Suzanne and her family have sailed on Disney Cruise Line. Their favorite destination is of course, Disney’s Castaway Cay! They love the relaxed but luxurious atmosphere of the Disney Ships and the limited crowds on board. She describes it here, “It’s like finding a whole new Disney Park without the crowds and walking!”

    As a Magical Vacation Planner, Suzanne is eager to get to know her guests’ preferences and is willing to provide as little or as much assistance with the vacation planning as her guest prefers. Some of her guests ask her to plan every detail, while others prefer that she teach them the ropes and let them plan the specifics. Either way, Suzanne remains available before and throughout the entire vacation for any questions that may arise.

    Areas of Expertise: Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, Disney Cruise Line, Family Vacations, Traveling with Children, Traveling with Gluten Sensitivities

  • William Carrier

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    William’s first visit to Walt Disney World was as a child on a large family vacation when he was 6 years old and immediately fell in love with Disney. He returned again when he was 10 years old visiting brand new Epcot. William’s next visits were as a High School Sophomore, Junior and Senior travelling to Florida with his High School baseball team for Spring Training.

    Now, as an adult, William is able share his love of Disney with his wife and 2 boys, first returning to Disney in 2008 and then becoming Disney Vacation Club Members in 2011. Some of William’s favorite memories include his youngest son’s first meeting with Mickey as he ran up to him and gave him the biggest hug.

    William is a recurring annual pass holder and travels to Disney World multiple times per year. He has also been on multiple Disney cruises, has stayed at many of the Disney resorts including Vero Beach as well as having attended both Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and multiple Food and Wine Festivals.

    William is the planner in the family and has been planning not only his families vacations but also his extended families vacations to Disney World. His goal is to help you have the most magical vacation possible and help you and your family create memories to last a lifetime.

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World; Resort and Disney Dining Recommendations; Character Dining; Fast Pass Planning; Family trips; First Visits; Multi Generational Trips, Trips with and without Children; Disney Cruise Line.