• Ashley Smith

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi my name is Ashley and I have lived in Michigan all my life . My husband Matt and I have 2 little boys that keeps us busy.

    We love to go on family vacations and our favorite place is of course Disney World. My goal is to take the stress out of planning a vacation for you so you can enjoy just the fun part of being there in the moment.

  • Candace Johnson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Candaces love for Disney began as a young child. She can remember Belle waving to her at Walt Disney World, when she was just 7 years old. She has enjoyed every Disney movie and shares her joy of Disney vacations with her family. Candace is married to her high school sweetheart and has two Disney loving boys.

    If you’re looking to plan your perfect vacation, you’ve found the right princess to do so. Candace has much knowledge and experience at Disney properties. She loves to travel and help others experience all Disney has to offer.

    Are you looking for a family vacation? A weekend getaway? A romantic getaway? Candace can help with it all and looks forward to working with you.

  • Carrie Klein

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.” -Walt Disney

    Carrie’s magic moment happened while at Disney with her daughter and granddaughter. Seeing Disney through her 3 year old granddaughter’s eyes was indeed magical and began a revived love for Walt Disney World.

    She has traveled many places around the world and loves the planning of new journeys. She’s been to Walt Disney World several times in her lifetime, from an adolescent to a recent solo trip and loved every one of them, with many more to come with the other grandchildren.

    She is excited and would love to help you with making magical memories.

  • Claire Olinik

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Claire lives in Traverse City, MI with her husband of eight years and their two beautiful boys, ages 2 1/2 and 4 months.

    Claire visited WDW several times as a child, but it wasn’t until she and her husband honeymooned there that she really fell in love. Since their honeymoon, Claire and her husband have been back numerous times, and last year, they became DVC members with Bay Lake Towers as their home resort. Claire is thrilled to be working with Magical Vacation Planners to make sure her clients have the most magical vacation possible!

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Adult-Only Vacations, Family Vacations, Dining Recommendation

  • Crissy Castellanos

    Personal Vacation Advisor- Team Leader

    One of Crissy’s favorite quotes from Walt Disney is “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” That is how she approaches planning Disney vacations for her family, friends, and clients. Uncovering Disney’s most magical secrets is her specialty. While gravitating towards unconventional ideas and experiences, she gives each vacation a unique feel.

    Crissy has planned several trips including family vacations, honeymoons, anniversary trips and even an engagement on the Disney Dream cruise ship. She has taken over 25 trips, visiting Disneyland, Disney World and has traveled on five (5) Disney Cruises. She had the honor of sailing on one of the first voyages on the Disney Dream and winning family trivia onboard the Disney Wonder. She has experienced countless educational tours and stayed at several resorts from Value to Deluxe, which has made her knowledge vast.

    Crissy loves all things Disney and is looking forward to planning your next memory with Magical Vacation Planners. If you are looking for a new experience each time you step in a park or on a ship, let her plan your next vacation!

  • Danielle Voorus-Wagaman

    Personal Travel Advisor

    “Every adventure requires a first step” Alice in Wonderland

    I am a wife and mother of two. My family is annual passholders and also DVC members. Our home is at Coppercreek, but we have experienced staying at many of the magical resorts Disney offers. Each family member has their own favorite piece of Disney World, from thrill rides to character meets, shows, parades, dining, that one special picture or just plain old resort fun. I have planned for small and large families and love seeing the magical outcome. I love adding something new to try each trip so it is remembered in its own unique way!

    I would love to help plan your next getaway whether it be a family trip, honeymoon, anniversary, or just to visit the mouse! I have taken several vacations to Disney World, staying at a vast amount of Disney Resorts and experiencing many of the dining options Disney has to offer. I am also here to help book vacations outside of Disney, whatever fits your travel needs. Making memories and moments with your family and friends is what is truly important, and that is my job to get you there with Magical Vacation Planners.

  • Debra Brady

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have been a fan of Walt Disney World as long as I can remember. My dad took me and my 7 siblings there as soon as school got out the first year it opened. Even though it was only the Magic Kingdom then, the thrill I felt being there was something I have never forgotten. I have continued to go there over the years as a newlywed, as a new mom, as a mom with her teenagers, and now as a Grandmother. The thrill has never left me and I hope to bring that same sense of excitement to my clients. I am a Disney Vacation Club member and my love for Disney just continues to grow!

  • Elizabeth Bujak

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Liz Bujak is a ardent Disney fan since her youth and a enthusiastic visitor to Walt Disney World since its opening. She has over 40 visits to the World as a child, youth, young adult, newlywed ,mother and now grandmother. Her constant travels keep her up-to-date with the parks attractions, activities and most importantly, food.

    She will be able to create plans for weddings, family get together’s, singles, couples and multi-generational. She loves to be able to enhance the experience for all.

    A good listener, Liz will create events and travel plans that that fit her client needs and wants, and will still make suggestions to expand the experience.

  • Emily Coleman

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hello my name is Emily and I have loved going to Disney as long as I can remember. Growing up I have many great memories visiting the parks with my family. This love for Disney eventually inspired me to work for the company. I have had the privilege of getting accepted for a Disney College Program in Spring 2016, and working for Whispering Canyon in the Wilderness Lodge. I loved this entire experience so much, I wanted to come back and work for the company again. I returned to work for Disney again, this time in a Professional Internship in Safety Analytics & Creative Costuming. Living next to Disney meant I had the privilege to play in the parks many, many times. I have first-hand experience at the Disney Parks year-round, from Run Disney Races to Holiday parties, there is truly something special going on at Disney in all seasons.

    As you can tell, I absolutely love Disney. It is truly considered a home to me. Having lived in the Orlando area, I have lots of helpful insight on everything from leaving the Orlando Airport to arriving at your hotel room.

    I cannot wait to help others have the same memorable experience I have always had at Disney!

  • Gwen Lesperance

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Gwen is a true adventurer at heart and loves to plan vacations! She has been travelling since she was a very young child and has seen much of the world.

    When Gwen had her two children she rediscovered Disney and fell in love all over again! Not only was she able to experience it through the eyes of her children, she was also able to see how much fun adults can have, too and enjoy the amazing memories made as a family.

    Since then, Gwen has been helping others plan vacations tailored to each family’s needs and she would love to help you, as well! Please allow her to help YOU make your own special memories!

  • Heather Rothwell

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Hey Everyone,
    My name is Heather and I am from Marshall, MI. Ever since I was a little girl I have always loved to travel. I have a passion for packing my bags and learning everything there is to know about a place. One of my happiest child hood memories was traveling around the Untied States with my parents. I also loved going to Disney Land where I could feel like a princess that I knew one day I would be. I can promise I will help you all along the way of creating some amazing memories and share my passion for travel along the way.

  • Jeanne Schoening

    Personal Vacation Advisor- Team Leader

    Jeanne believes Disney vacations are like no other! It is truly magical when you see the ear to ear grin when your child meets a favorite character, or when your teenager holds your hand and skips down Main Street with you. Disney vacations bring out the child in everyone and bring tears of joy for Jeanne.
    Jeanne has traveled to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and cruised with infants to teenagers and every time it is a new adventure. Having four children, she also understands the special dynamics of planning a trip for a large family and staying within a budget without missing any of the magic Disney has to offer.
    In addition to Disney vacations, Jeanne can help you plan a cruise with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, a getaway at Universal Orlando, or an all inclusive vacation at a Sandals or Beaches Resort!
    Jeanne is also a kindergarten teacher and has a love for everything Disney. She loves to vacation at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and cruised with Disney and Royal Caribbean. Jeanne would love to share her expertise and work with you to make your next vacation the most magical one ever!
    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Family trips, Traveling with infants to teens, Traveling with food allergies

  • Katy Cole

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi! I’m Katy and I can’t wait to help you have the amazing vacation you deserve! I am a wife and proud disney momma of two young princes (boys) who are also avid Disney lovers. When I am not making magical vacations a reality for my customers, I enjoy spending time with my family in the Disney parks, going on family adventures, going on cruises, playing with my dogs, and caring for my tiny foster kittens. My love for animals is why Disney’s Animal Kingdom is 1 of my favorite places on earth, second only to Magic Kingdom of course. I take extreme pride in my customer service skills and will always put your wants and needs first. Making your vacation wishes come true is my job!

    Growing up my family took a vacation to Florida every year, and this allowed me to become very familiar with the Disney World area. I was also lucky enough to learn a love of travel at a young age and have been able to go on many cruises and trips to different countries. It was these childhood experiences that taught me the amazing family bonding that happens on vacations and how the memories made last a lifetime. I am now able to take my own children on vacations and I can tell you that the look on your child’s face when they see their favorite characters is absolutely priceless. I will never forget the magic and wonder in my boys eyes on their first trip to Disney World. This lead me to want to ensure every person and family has the chance to make magical memories of their own together. It is such a blessing to me that this job allows me the privilege to make your dream vacations come true and that I can take the stress out of planning a vacation by being here to help you every step of the way.

    This Disney Fairy will make your vacation as magical as you have dreamed it to be! My specialties are traveling with children of all ages, traveling with special needs guests including ASD and SPD, family adventures, relaxing family vacations, girls’ trips, and romantic couples getaways.

  • Melissa Failla

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Melissa is the “Go-To” person for friends and family for all things Disney. Her magical journey began as a young girl at the age of 5 which marked her first trip to Walt Disney World. She traveled there a few times while growing up but her obsession began when she and her husband went on their honeymoon in 1992 to WDW before going on a Carnival Cruise. Melissa is a preschool teacher and mother of two beautiful daughters. Traveling with them for the first time to WDW and being able seeing the magic of Disney through their eyes was a moment she will never forget. From that moment on, this happy family of four began a tradition of Disney Vacationing every year for over 25+ years with some years going a few times. Melissa has been to almost every resort on property as well as visiting Disneyland in California and Disney’s Aulani Resort In Hawaii. Throughout the years, she has mastered the art of Disney planning including the best times to go, how to effectively navigate the parks, making dining reservation, fast pass planning, photo passes, budgeting, character experiences, and much, much more. A few months ago, her oldest daughter’s dreams came true when she became a performer at Walt Disney World. Because of this decision, Melissa now travels to WDW at least every other month, keeping her up to date with all of the the latest and greatest things about Disney. With her years of experience and her love for The Mouse, Melissa would love to share all of her knowledge and help other families experience the magic of Disney and make their own lifelong memories. The planning ahead of time is stressful for most, but, for Melissa, it is not a job….it is a pleasure. Let her assist you in making your vacation planning a more positive experience so when you finally arrive at the happiest place on Earth, you will be able to embrace and enjoy each and every “magical” moment. Hakuna Matata!!

    Areas of Expertise: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Family and Group trips, Honeymoons, Special Occasions, Dining and Resort Recommendations, Carnival, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean Cruises.

  • Nick Beaven

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Nick enjoys adventure especially when it involves a sprinkle of pixie dust. He was fortunate enough to travel to the Walt Disney World Resort nearly every year growing up which helped to create fond family memories. The magic didn’t stop in his childhood and he went on to actually work at the Walt Disney World Resort for a combined 3 1/2 years in various positions. It is his deep knowledge of Theme Parks and Resorts that he would love to help leverage to making your vacation the best it can be.

    Weither this is your first trip or your one hundredth trip to Walt Disney World, Nick is excited to be part of making your vacation dreams become a reality.

  • Suzi Hall

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes -Cinderella.
    I would love to be a part of helping your family’s Disney dreams come true by serving as your trusted advisor. I have been to Walt Disney World over 50 times and still cry every time I walk down Main Street and catch my first glimpse of Cinderella’s Castle. Loving all things Disney, I have made two treks to Disneyland to get a true feel of where the “magic” originated. My family will be cruising for the fourth time with Disney this year as well.

    Whether your travels take you to California, Florida or beyond by cruising, I would be honored to help plan your ultimate escape.