• Alicia Cowan

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have been a big fan of Disney ever since I can remember. A fond memory of mine is going to the Disney Store with my grandparents every time we went to the mall.

    I took my first vacation to Disney World upon graduating High School. It was a magical time, and I felt as if I was home. No other vacation measured up to my time at Disney World.

    My second time at Disney World exceeded the first because my husband proposed to me at Cinderella’s Wishing Well by Cinderella’s Castle. It is a story I always tell to everyone when I talk about Disney World.

    I have now rubbed my love for Disney off onto my infant son. He loves Mickey Mouse so much, it is no doubt he is my son!

    I can’t wait to start bringing the Magic I have brought to my family to other families!

  • Andrea Coviello

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Andrea, along with her husband, 3 daughters and 2 step-daughters, have enjoyed many Disney vacations and memories over the years. Her 2 older daughters, ages 14 & 11, have already been to Disney more than 10 times. As they get older they look forward to their Disney vacations even more. Andrea lives with her family on Long Island, NY. Andrea has been helping friends and family plan their Disney vacations for years and finally decided to make it more than a hobby.

  • Brandie Mulligan

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My husband and I made our first trip to Walt Disney World in May 2001, and were instantly swept away by the Disney Magic. Since then, we have been to WDW at least once (and sometimes three times!) a year, and we can’t get enough (we even got married in Disney’s Wedding Pavilion). Our two children (the oldest’s middle name is Elias, after Walter Elias Disney) have grown up loving Disney, and we are all Annual Passholders who particularly enjoy special events like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. In addition to dozens of trips to Disney World, I have been to Disneyland, sailed on Disney Cruise Line (including the spectacular Merrytime cruises), and have visited Disneyland Paris.

    Let me use my Disney experience to help create your magical vacation!

  • Carly Reynolds

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Carly’s love for all things Disney began with childhood trips, but visiting with her children brought out a whole new world of enjoyment! After years of helping friends and family plan their magical vacations, it’s time for her to branch out make other families’ dreams come true. From true “commando touring” to leisurely trips that follow the pace of the youngest (or oldest!) family members, Carly is ready to create your vacation full of pixie dust & magic!

    Carly is a mom of two school-aged children, a thrill seeking 9-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy who prefers the shows, parades, and much tamer rides than his sister. She’s also a math teacher and tutor, when she’s not finding any excuse for one more trip to Walt Disney World.

  • Dayle Bland

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    Dayle spent eight magical years working for The Walt Disney Company at both Disney Theatrical Group and Disney Publishing Worldwide. Keeping it in the Disney family, her husband is a former cast member of Disney’s The Lion King (Toronto company) where you may have seen him performing as Ed the hyena, or maybe a giraffe!

     Since 2004 Dayle has traveled extensively to Walt Disney World and Disneyland and finds new magic on every visit! Dayle’s daughter was born in November 2010, “with a Silver Pass in her hand,” and had her first visit to Disney World the following Spring at 6 months old. In January 2014 Dayle’s son was born and went on his inaugural Disney visit that Summer when he was also 6 months old, to Disneyland! Some of Dayle’s favorite Disney memories include her daughter meeting Alice in Wonderland and giving her possibly the world’s longest hug, and her son having his first haircut on Main Street U.S.A.

    Planning a Disney vacation is a personal experience and Dayle looks forward to working with you to plan an outstanding visit to make your dreams come true! She will share firsthand experience of the theme parks, Disney World resorts, Disney Dining, special experiences and more! Dayle has stayed at all levels of Walt Disney World resorts and has dined at every character dining experience WDW currently has to offer!  

    A Disney vacation is about making memories and Dayle’s wish is to help you plan the perfect personalized vacation to make your own magical memories. As the plaque says, “Here you leave today and enter a world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy.”

  • Heather Smith

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My name is Heather Smith. I was born and raised in Rochester New York, although my heart lives in Florida with Disney. I have visited Disney World three times within the past four years and am always looking for the opportunity to return. I’ve made many memories on these vacations and I hope to assist you in creating your own on every Magical Vacation you are dreaming of taking!

  • Jennifer Sutcliffe

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Jennifer’s love of all things Disney began in May of 2009 when she took her very first trip to Disneyworld with her then boyfriend and his family. Since then, she has traveled there typically 3 times a year with her husband and 2 step sons. She is a member of the Disney Vacation Club, an annual pass holder and even had her dream Disney wedding at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. Jennifer has stayed at most of the Disney resorts including the value, moderate and deluxe accommodations. She is particularly fond and knowledgeable about the many special events that Disney offers during different times of the year. She has been to Mickey’s Not Scary Halloween party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party, and the Food and Wine and Flower and Garden Festivals at Epcot. Jennifer considers herself a “pro” when it comes to navigating the parks and choosing dining options as she has dined at many of the restaurants in the parks and resorts and will be able to assist in recommending dining that will suit your needs and tastes. And, of course, she can also help you in picking out the rides and attractions that will suit the littlest traveler to the adult thrill ride seeker.

    Currently, Jennifer is happily married with two twin teenage stepsons and resides in NY. She works full time as a visual Merchandiser for a large fashion retailer and part time as a Magical Vacation Planner. Jennifer would love to share her passion and knowledge of Disneyworld to help you in planning your dream vacation at the most magical place on earth.

  • John and Carol Panico

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    This husband and wife team will provide you with twice the passion for “all things Disney.” We are DVC members who have traveled to Walt Disney World numerous times and stayed at all resort levels thereby having the ability to tailor a Disney vacation experience that is right for you.

    We can’t think of a better way to vacation than at a Disney Destination. No matter what destination you choose – WDW, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line or Aulani – by combining our passion for the brand with our Disney travel experiences, together we will do everything possible to help create the most magical vacation experience for you and your family.

  • John Panico

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My Disney experience started way back as a college student with my first trip to Disneyland. I finally saw in person what I watched every Sunday night with my family as a youngster. My wife and I are DVC members who have traveled to WDW numerous times and stayed at all resort levels thereby having the ability to tailor a Disney vacation experience that is right for you.

    I can’t think of a better way to vacation than at a Disney Destination. Combining my passion for the brand with my Disney travel experiences, I will do everything possible to help create the most magical personalized vacation for you and your family.

  • June Joseph

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have been entranced by Disney since 2008 when my husband and I first visited. Since then we have made it an annual tradition to experience Disney magic, now with two Disney-loving kids in tow. I enjoy planning trips centered around special occasions or events such as birthdays, anniversaries, festivals, holidays, or races. I especially enjoy planning itineraries with hair and outfits to match! I’ve even been dubbed the “Disney Lady” amongst my friends and family because I’m the go to person for creating detailed timelines to ensure they get the most out of their trip.

    I have visited Disney World and sailed Disney Cruise Line; my goals are to visit all the Disney parks throughout the world and participate in every runDisney race at least once. The best thing about Disney is there’s so much to see and do that no matter how many times you go you’ll have a unique and exciting experience!

  • Kelly Hilary

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    “ If you can dream it, you can do it.” ~ Walt Disney

    Hi! My name is Kelly Hilary. Disney has always been a huge part of my life. The first time I experienced Walt Disney World was when I was four years old. I can still remember the excitement of walking under the Main Street train station and then seeing Cinderella’s Castle for the first time! To this day I still get that magical feeling.

    My love for Disney has grown over the years. With my husband and two children we vacation as often as we can to Walt Disney World. I can say this is our absolute favorite vacation spot without a doubt. Where else could you visit different countries around the world, drop thirteen feet in an elevator, or see storm troopers and princesses all in one day?!

    By staying at the many resorts, finding exciting new venues for my children, and eating at the many delicious restaurants, I have gained a lot of knowledge over the years.

    I love planning my own vacations to Walt Disney World. I would be thrilled to help you plan your next vacation by sharing what I know, and help you make your vacation the most magical and memorable it can be!

  • Kerry Whitman

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I am thrilled to be a Personal Travel Advisor for Magical Vacation Planner. My passion for travel and Disney started in the 1980’s with my first trip to Walt Disney World. Since then, I have traveled to Disney numerous times with family and friends, I got engaged there in 2000 and now I am making lifetime memories with my own family as we travel together. I have also had the opportunity to vacation to Universal and to Sandals Royal Bahamian.

    I have personal experience in planning vacations for families, couples, individuals with multiple food allergies, medical needs and disabilities.

    My goal is to make your vacation experience fantastic, memorable, stress free, and provide you with as much information as you want on how to make your vacation uniquely yours.

    It will be my pleasure to plan your vacation to Disney, Universal, Sandals, Beaches or on a Cruise.

  • Lindsay Rae Paris

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Lindsay has a true passion for traveling and helping others create memories.

  • Margaret Valenti

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My love for Walt Disney started in my childhood but unfortunately I had to wait until I was married with three kids to visit Walt Disney World. Since then I have made multiple trips to the parks with my first trip traveling with my three toddlers to our last trip with our now four young adults!

    Walt Disney World is my happy place and I cant wait to help you plan your magical trip to Walt Disney World whether you will be traveling with small children, large groups or perhaps just you and your partner! Let me share my travel experience with you to make it the best trip ever full of wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Melissa Hartle

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Welcome Home! There is nothing as magical as walking into Magic Kingdom, and the feeling that it gives you! I have been a Disney fanatic for 20 years, and have been bringing my 11 year old twin girls to WDW since they were infants. They’ve visited 12 times and we are looking forward to our first cruise on the Disney Dream in October. I can’t wait to share my Disney knowledge to help others plan and enjoy their vacations to the fullest!

  • Robin Cox

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Robin is known to be a Disney Maniac by her friends and family. Her love for Disney began at a young age and now she is sharing that love with her husband and two children. She and her family travel to Walt Disney World 2-3 times a year and became Disney Vacation Club Members in 2015. In addition they have been on several Disney Cruises. Her favorite time to visit the Parks is during the fall so she can attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. She has also been to the parks during the Holiday Season and has attended Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

    Robin has always dreamed of someday working in the travel industry. On every trip to Disney World she stays at a different resort to have new experiences. She considers herself somewhat of a dining expert as she and her family have eaten at numerous restaurants at Disney World and continue to try new dining experiences. Often Robin is known to drag her son along to tour the resorts for “research” and is always trying to expand her Disney Knowledge.

    Disney has helped to create so many wonderful memories for Robin and her family. She can still recall the moment when her kids walked down Main St USA in the Magic Kingdom and saw Cinderella’s castle for the first time. It is not uncommon for her to tear up during her vacations especially during the evening fireworks shows. No matter how many times she has been to Disney World she still feels like a little kid the first time she walks down Main St USA. Robin is so excited to join the team. Her goal is to apply her knowledge and passion for Disney to help create vacations that are just as magical as the vacations that she has experienced.

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Family Trips, Traveling with Children, Dining and Resort Recommendations

  • Shauna Kerr

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My name is Shauna and I love to plan Disney vacations. My husband, Rob, and I have been married for over ten years. Rob and I went to Disney for our honeymoon, and we had an amazing time. We even went back before we had our kids for a couples weekend. We now have two children, Robby and Riley and they have been two Disney four times. We love to spend our family vacations at Disney World. Whether it’s a couples only trip, a large family vacation or a quick weekend getaway, planning a Disney Vacation can be overwhelming. I will take that stress off of you and plan your Disney Vacation!!!

  • Stacey Marks

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    It’s no secret I love all things “Disney.” As a child, I looked forward to yearly trips with my family. Those happy memories grew into adulthood, when I had the opportunity to take part in three different internships at Walt Disney World during my college years.

    I now have two children of my own and they have been to Walt Disney World and The Disney Cruise more times than people believe! We have even built a trip around a Family Disney Wedding.

    I am thrilled to me able to share my experiences and help others plan their magical memories. It has always been one of my favorite things to do. I am a planner by nature and have visited Disney World just about every time of the year-with babies to tween children-grandparents included! I have stayed at almost every resort and they are each so fun in their own unique way.

    Thank you for the consideration in letting me be a part of your vacation planning.

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Traveling with kids, Traveling as a couple, Celebrations, Surprises and Disney Cruises.

  • Susie Erickson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I am happily married, a mom to a teenage son, and have been working as a middle school special education teacher for over 25 years. I love to travel and am a huge Disney World Fanatic. My son and I visit Disney World at least once a year and take advantage of all the magic it has to offer. Being a Magical Vacation Planner is a dream job because it allows me to use my experience, expertise, and enthusiasm to organize a vacation to remember. I would love the opportunity to plan a magical vacation for your family/friends, whether its a cruise, Universal, Sandals/Beaches. or the happiest place on Earth, Disney.

    “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

  • Teresa Zimmardi

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My fascination with all things Disney started on my first visit in 1971, about a month or two after Disney World opened. My family and I have been going back ever since. I’ve celebrated several family milestones at Disney over the years, including my honeymoon. I’m a proud Disney Vacation Club member since 2007 and have been fortunate to experience many different adventures. I want to help others to feel the same magical excitement on a Disney vacation by making the planning an enjoyable and stress free experience. I look forward to planning your one of a kind Disney adventure so you too can make “Magical Memories for a Lifetime”. As Walt himself said, “If you can dream it, You can do it”.

  • Tina Lanier

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Tina is a wife and mother of four children and three grandchildren. Tina is a retired military spouse and the mother of a special need’s family member which equips her with the knowledge of how to plan successful vacations for all types of families. Her passion for Disney has been passed down from generation to generation. This love of Disney brings many of her family and friends to her for help on planning their Disney vacations. She has planned numerous vacations for families of two all the way to her own family reunion which consisted of 20 people.

    Tina has visited the parks during many different times of the year. Including Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival, and Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival. She has also enjoyed Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. She has helped plan birthday and anniversary celebrations. There is nothing like ordering your loved one a very special cake from the Disney bakery!!

    Over the past years during her vacations to Disney she has been able to do many unique and selective things unknown to the general traveler, such as family portraits or that special guided tour! It is Tina’s priority to ensure that your vacation to either the Walt Disney World Resort or the Disneyland Resort is the dream vacation that you have always imagined.

    Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Family Gatherings, Adult Only, Resort Recommendations, Dining Recommendations, Attraction Recommendations, Military Families, Traveling with Special Needs Adults/Children, Birthday or Anniversary Celebrations.

  • Veronika Omole

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I’m a mother of two, that has been enjoying the magic of Disney since 1989 when my family first went to Walt Disney World. However, my love for the Disney Magic skyrocketed after my first trip to Tokyo Disneyland in 2003. This was my first international Disney vacation and it still holds a special place in my heart as my all time favorite Disney Experience.

    Since 2003, I’ve been very fortunate to have traveled to at least one Disney Park at least annually. In 2015 I placed traveling to every Disney Park on my bucket list and by August of 2016, my family and I was able to accomplish seeing all six parks around the world.

    In addition to my love of Disney, I’m an avid world traveler that has been to the Caribbean, Canada, Hawaii, China, Japan, West Africa, UK, France, Spain, Italy, and Germany.

    It would be my pleasure to be your travel guide!