• Alicia Alexander

    Personal Travel Advisor

    It should come as no surprise that my favorite character is Sorcerer Mickey, because in my head, he’s kind of the orchestrator of the whole shebang. The first Disney movie I remember watching was Fantasia, and there he was, making sure everything happened in perfect timing, dealing with last minute surprises, and planning, calculating, and organizing to ensure the show went on! This is exactly how I approach travel: I’m your own personal Sorcerer Mickey, making the magic happen with the help of some pixie dust and a whole lot of knowledge and organization. Let’s turn your Disney Wishes into Disney Plans! I know firsthand how amazing and yet amazingly intense planning your first (or fourth or four-hundredth) Disney trip can be, and I’m here to help! I’ve developed some pretty awesome planning resources and must-dos that I’d love to share to make your vacation the best it can be!

    We visit the mouse roughly every 18 months, with a trip to Universal thrown in here and there, and we travel the north-eastern United States throughout the year. Our girls have been going since they were in utero, and we’ve experienced traveling with every age and stage of baby to toddler to kiddo to sassy 8 year old! We love trying new resorts and dining experiences, though we’ll probably always consider Port Orleans French Quarter our home, and Akershus is a non-negotiable must do! As a family with significant food allergies and sensory needs, I’ve worked closely with Disney dining and their chefs in house to make sure my girls have safe and exciting dining experiences, and Disney makes the magic happen, every single time, which is one of the reasons Disney is our ultimate travel destination.

    My family loves to joke that we keep going to Disney because I love the planning part so much, and truthfully, they’re not wrong! Obsessing over Fast Passes and dining reservations is what I do in my free time, so I’d love to free up some time for you and take care of all of the legwork to help you have the most magical vacation possible.

  • Annette Tagliaterra

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Annette Tagliaterra resides Northeast PA with her husband and teenage son. She has 2 grown children as well.
    Annette had been a Disney fan for as long as she can remember and attributes it to growing up in the Airline Industry. As a child Disney World was the vacation of choice every year and that continued thru high school. As an adult Annette carried that love of Disney with her and carried on the tradition with her own children and now her grandson. Annette has been to Walt Disney World more times than can be counted. Experiences include adult only trips, trips with small children, trips with grown children and family trips. Trips included stays at Value to Deluxe resorts. Annette also has visited Disneyland in California and each site provides a unique experience.
    Annette’s love of Disney drives her passion for providing clients with the best experience possible on their dream vacations.

  • April Pachuta

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    April has been a lover of all things Disney for as long as she can remember. She fell in love with the parks when she took her first trip at age 12. Her favorite things to do at Disney are ride all of the rides, eat Mickey ice cream bars, and enjoy the magic of Disney. She enjoys going to Disney as often as possible with her husband and daughter who share her love of Disney.

    In her job as a medical biller, her coworkers know her as the go-to person for help with planning Disney or any Disney questions. She has joined Magical Vacation Planners so that she can share her love of Disney and help others make magical memories of their own.

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani Resort, Universal Studios Orlando, Sandals/Beaches, Carnival Cruiseline, Royal Caribbean Cruiseline, Family Trips, Adults Only trips, First Time Guests, Dining Recommendations, Planning with Teens, and Disney Special Events.

  • Dan Gordon

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hakuna Matata! It means no worries!
    I am married to a wonderful wife and the father of four fantastic adult children. As a family, we have traveled by motorhome, in most cases, to all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. We share great memories of over 20 adventures to Disneyworld, Disneyland, Disney Cruises, Princess Cruises, and Universal Studios. Our trips are most always adventurous as there is very little time for rest and relaxation. I try to plan every detail in advance and would like to do that for you. Please let me help you plan your next Disney trip.

    Do not be anxious about anything…
    Philippians 4:6

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, family & multi-generational trips, dining recommendations, FastPass+ planning, travel with seniors, teens, children, and infants.

  • Darla Steiner

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    I am a wife and mother of 2 beautiful princesses who are in love with Disney as much as I am. I have been travelling throughout this beautiful country since I was a little girl, but my greatest memories have been of my many trips to Disney World and Disney Cruises to the Caribbean. Each experience has been unique from being a small child experiencing the Magic Kingdom for the first time to a mother watching my little girl have that same experience. I can even say that I visited Epcot for its grand opening back in 1982. My husband and I say that we will be taking Disney vacations well into our retirement years. Especially, since we have discovered the perfect vacation that Disney Cruise Line offers.
    I joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2015. I love planning Disney vacations especially to first time visitors. My many experiences at Disney World and on Disney Cruise Line can help make your vacation full of magical memories. Disney is the one vacation for all ages. I am also excited to say I have been expanding my knowledge and love of vacation planning by also adding Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Universal Studios, and Sandals/Beaches Resorts to my area of expertise. I love helping people plan a memorable vacation with their loved ones that they will be talking about for years to come.

    Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Sandals, Beaches, Universal, Planning with children and infants, Group Trips, Dining Recommendations

  • Heather Saxon

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I began my love for Disney with my first trip to a Disney park back in 2006. I only got to visit for a day but it was one of the best days ever! In 2012 my husband and I planned a week long trip there and I fell in love with Walt Disney World and the Disney company as a whole. We have been back several times since and look for every excuse to hop down to Orlando when we can to visit. Our eventual goal is to visit every Disney park around the globe.

    When we aren’t visiting Disney World and Universal Orlando – we visit there several times each year as well – we are normally venturing off to the Caribbean, on a cruise or someone new in world that we haven’t experienced as of yet! We are huge fans of the Sandals resorts and have been to 3 of their 15 to date!

    Areas of Focus: Disney World and Disneyland Vacation Packages, Sandals/Beaches Resorts, Disney Dining Packages, Fast Passes, Family Trips, Adults Only Trips, All-Inclusive Resorts

    I would love to help you plan the trip of a lifetime, whether that means a magical vacation to either Walt Disney World or Disneyland or a tropical getaway to the Caribbean with Beaches/Sandals or a fantastic voyage on a cruise.

  • Jenn Volek

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Wife, Mom and extreme Disney addict. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a love for all things Disney. It wasn’t until 2015 that I was actually able to take my first trip to Walt Disney World. From that moment, my family was hooked. We’ve since returned every year. I’m now a Disney Vacation Club Member and Annual Passholder.

    No two trips are ever the same. Let me help you create a magical vacation that fits your needs.

  • Jill Ponzio

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Jill is an avid Disney fan and loves to plan magical vacations for her family and friends. Planning is half the fun. Her husband and two children share her love of Disney and they make sure to visit Walt Disney World at least once a year. Every trip is different as there are so many resort and dining options.

    From traveling with an infant to navigating the parks and resorts with mobility impaired family members, Jill has extensive experience in different sorts of vacations, family, adults only, first timers, large groups and the list goes on. Jill’s attention to detail and ability to listen to what each traveler wants to experience enables her to create unique, tailor made vacation plans so that you can relax and enjoy the Happiest Place on Earth. Thanks to her background in accounting, planning affordable yet magical vacations is her specialty.

    Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, resort recommendations, dining recommendations, traveling with food allergies, traveling with infants and children, large group travels, couples vacations, first time visits, adult only trips

  • Juli Bavaro

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Juli is a new mother to an adorable little princess, a wife, and a lover of all things Disney. As a new mom, Juli loves experiencing the world through her daughter’s eyes and dreams of the family Disney vacations to come! In the meantime, Juli gets joy out of planning vacations for others, family trips and adult-only trips alike, and would love to be a part of your Disney vacation planning. She has experience with holiday parties at Walt Disney World and loves to plan trips during Epcot’s festivals. She also loves to book reservations at dream restaurants and grab those hard-to-get Fast Pass+ reservations!

  • Julie Cramer

    Personal Vacation Advisor- Team Leader

    Julie is a mom, a wife, and loves to travel! She is extensively trained in all she plans and is continually learning to plan the best vacations possible.

    She has been visiting Disney World since she was a toddler, and it was love at first sight! Born and raised outside of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, she is the go to “Disney Lady” if her area. Since her first visit she has been trying everything and anything Disney, hoping to eventually experience it all. In addition to Disney World, Julie is also knowledgeable on Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Disney’s Aulani, and Adventures by Disney.

    Not only does Julie love Disney, but she also specializes is Universal Orlando, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Sandals and Beaches Luxury Vacations, and more!

    Julie is very detailed oriented and committed to making your Magical Vacation the best one ever. Contact her today to start your best vacation ever!

  • Justin Burrier

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I’m excited to help you go live your dream! My passion for planning great Disney vacations is matched only by my passion to spread that knowledge to others. I am an Annual Passholder, who takes pride in my knowledge of all the goings on around Walt Disney World and Disneyland, and look forward to using that knowledge to plan the perfect trip for you. Olaf said it best, “Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours!”. I hope to show you my love for great Disney vacations. I take pride in my ability to strategize, and the personal touch and unique experiences I sprinkle into each trip I am fortunate enough to plan. So, the next time the Mountains are calling, or you’re interested in becoming the 1000th Happy Haunt, let’s collaborate and plan you a great Disney Vacation!

  • Kimberly Cwietniewicz

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Kim’s love of Disney began as a newlywed, when she and her husband traveled to Disney World for their honeymoon. Since that time she, her husband, and her daughter have visited Disney World nearly 20 times. They have also vacationed in Disneyland Paris, Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa, and Disneyland during the Diamond Celebration. One of Kim’s fondest memories is the first time her daughter turned the corner on Disney World’s Main Street and saw Cinderella’s Castle.

    Kim has stayed at several of the Disney resorts, and experienced dining at many of the restaurants in the Disney World parks, resorts, Disney Springs, Disneyland, and Aulani. She and her family try a different restaurant or two during each vacation. However, the must do restaurants for every trip are Chef Mickey’s and Crystal Palace.
    Kim has visited the Disney destinations at different times of the year in order to enjoy many special events, tours, and experiences, such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Family Magic Tour, Candlelight Processional, Pirates and Pals Fireworks Cruise, Easter Egg Hunt in Epcot, Wild Africa Trek, the International Food and Wine Festival and the World of Color Dessert Party at Disney’s California Adventure. She feels these experiences help her in planning individualized vacations.

    Kim enjoys planning Disney vacations almost as much as being on the vacation. Whether it’s your first trip or tenth trip, let Kim help you plan an individualized magical vacation that you and your family will remember forever.
    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney’s Aulani Resort, Family Trips, Multi-Generational Trips, Planning with Children, Resort and Dining Recommendations, Character Dining, First Trips, Holiday Experiences, Special Events and Tours

  • Kimberly Krum

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi! My name is Kimberly. I am located in a city about 10 minutes from Allentown, PA. I am a mommy to a little boy, as well as 3 cats and 2 chinchillas. I enjoy doing freelance makeup, learning about skincare, and cooking/baking for my family; and during the summer you will usually find me at the pool!

  • Marcia Cumming

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hello! My name is Marcia Cumming and I live in Altoona, PA with my husband and three children. I am a Mom, a Pediatric Physical Therapist, Navy Veteran, owner of a chocolate shop and I love to travel. I was 16 years old the first time I visited Disney World and I loved every minute of that vacation. 17 years later I returned with my own family and we have been back MANY times. In addition to Disney we love to relax at the beach, to unwind on a cruise or to explore Europe. No matter where we adventure to as a family the memories we make are priceless. I would love the opportunity to help you make magical memories in Disney and around the world.

  • Megan Marmer

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hello! My name is Megan, I have loved all things Disney from a very young age when I would experience the parks with my family, especially my grandmother. I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia, have been married for 18 years to my husband (Nick) and also have a daughter (Ashleigh Paige) and two dogs (Bella and Sophie).

    Fortunately, my husband and daughter share my love for Disney. We take trips to the Disney Parks in Orlando yearly, sometimes twice a year. I have experienced many special parties and events that Disney offers, stayed at 11 different resorts through the years, dined at many “full service” restaurants as well as the “quick service venues. I have helped plan vacations and have offered plenty of advice to my friends and family, some even refer to me as the “Disney Queen.”

    I have vacationed twice on the Disney Dream cruise ship with my family and have also sailed with other cruise companies to various islands in the Caribbean.

    I am thrilled to be on board with Magical Vacation Planner and look forward to planning your vacation and passing on my knowledge and passion for Disney.

  • Melissa Miller

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Ever since the moment Melissa starting planning her first Disney World vacation, she knew she was hooked! Vacations with family are some of her favorite memories and being able to feel like a kid again makes Disney World her favorite vacation destination. Melissa loves trying out new Disney restaurants each visit, exploring resorts, and enjoys participating in runDisney races. Regardless of whether you are a first-time visitor or a seasoned-veteran, her goal is to make sure you have the vacation you have been dreaming of!

    In addition to being a Magical Vacation Planner, Melissa is a wife to John and a homeschooling mom to her four children. She loves Jesus, coffee, watching football, and being her children’s biggest fan at sporting events/activities.

    Since planning her own family’s vacations wasn’t enough, planning magical vacations for others has become her passion and she looks forward to helping you plan a vacation full of lasting memories!

  • Michele Holland

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Hi, my name is Michele. I live in Emmaus, Pennsylvania with my husband and daughter. I am the ultimate Disney fanatic!! I love everything that is Disney! I took my first trip to Disneyworld in 1976 at the age of 4 and have been hooked ever since!

    Whether you are looking for a mini get away to Walt Disney World or the ultimate vacation on a Disney Cruise let me share my knowledge with you to book your magical vacation and create memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Michelle Nichols

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    One of Michelle’s earliest and fondest memories involve her family sitting around their old desktop computer trying to pick a hotel to stay in for their very first trip to Walt Disney World. She even took her first selfie in front of Cinderella’s Castle on a disposable camera! Throughout the years, no matter how slow the internet connection was, Michelle has always had a passion for travel planning.

    Although she already has many certifications, Michelle is currently pursuing an associates degree in Travel and Tourism. She has helped many plan trips and has planned many trips herself. Michelle retains expert, up to date knowledge in everything Disney. There is hardly anything she has yet to experience!

    Michelle assists in all travel need however she specializes in Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Adventures by Disney, Aulani, Universal, and Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian and Disney Cruise Lines.

  • Misty Sanbower

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    My love for Disney started as a young child and I’ve been going at least once a year ever since. I have been with Magical Vacation Planner since 2010 and I love helping families plan their dream vacation!! I have stayed at different resorts from value to deluxe and enjoy helping clients choose their own resort. I have gone from taking my own honeymoon to Disney World to just recently going with a baby, and I love sharing things that made my trip extra special or easier! I have dined all over Disney and have experienced special events like firework cruises and dessert parties.
    I want others to love Disney the way I do and I take pride in planning my client’s vacation just like I do for my own family.

  • Nicole Sully

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Nicole has been in love with the magic of Disney her entire life!! She loves to watch the happiness and awe on her daughter’s face when she and her family travel to Disney attractions. Nicole has been traveling to Disney World and onboard the Disney Cruise Line for the last seven years.
    Nicole is a physician by training and appreciates the need to make time for making memories with family and friends. When you look back on your life, you won’t remember the long hours that you worked, but rather the fond memories made with loved ones. Nicole would like to share her experiences with others to help them enjoy the magic of Disney as well.
    Nicole’s daughter has dietary restrictions (gluten), thus she can relate to those travelling with special dietary needs. Her experiences will most definitely put your mind at ease!!
    Nicole looks forward to helping you make your own magical memories!!

  • Renee Brown

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have been fortunate to have been visiting Walt Disney World since I was a teen. It was love at first sight!! I was even more fortunate during my senior year at Temple University to participate in the College Program and work at the Magic Kingdom!
    I have a vast amount of knowledge to share with you and can’t wait to help you make Magical Memories!

  • Robin Winemiller

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    As a child my family never vacationed anywhere or did anything as a family so when I grew up, got married and had a family of my own I knew I wanted it to be different. I wanted my 2 daughters to be able to look back on their childhoods and tell their children about all the happy memories they had and hopefully pay it forward for many years to come. My love for Disney came latre in life. I didn’t get to experience the magic of Walt Disney World until 2007 when my husband and I and our 2 daughters took our first trip. That very first step onto Main Street and seeing Cinderella’s Castle was unforgettable, not to mention seeing the smiles on my daughters faces was priceless. Of course that very first trip was exhausting because we tried to see all and do all not knowing that we had caught “Disney Fever!” Fast forward 10 years and about 9 trips to Disney World and a Disney Cruise later and here we are today with a lifetime of memories made, with many more to come. Of course I still have a Disney “Bucket List” of my own which includes visiting Disney Land, Aulani , taking an Adventures by Disney trip and spending more time on those beautiful Disney Cruise ships. Being Annual Passholder’s and Disney Vacation Club owners, we have guaranteed our family endless possibilities of making that next Disney dream come true.
    Walt’s famous words to live by, “If you can dream it, you can do it” are truly an inspiration. I love to help family and friends with recommendations and tips on planning that Disney dream vacation and helping to make those sought after memories that last a lifetime! Every clients wants and needs are unique and I would love to help spread the Disney Magic as much as possible. Disney definitely has something for everyone and I would like nothing more then to spread the Pixie Dust whether it be a day at the parks, a broad way style show or that special dinning reservation. Whether it be your 1st trip or your 100th, Disney always has something new to experience. But I must warn you that Disney Fever is contagious !!

  • Teena Hunt

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi! My name is Teena Hunt. I am married and we have four amazing daughter who all love Disney. My love for Disney started at a very young age and has grown tremendously through the years. I have vacationed at Disney World multiple times as a child, a teen, young adult, and now as a mother. Each trip has given me a little perspective that I believe will help me plan amazing trips for all different party types. To my family and friends I am known as the Disney guru. I have been helping my friends and family for years as an “unofficial” travel agent. I am excited to be able to turn my love of Disney into helping others plan their magical vacations. Disney is my passion, and I promise to treat your vacation as if it is my own. I can’t wait to make all your Disney dreams come to life.

  • Vanessa Amodel

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Vanessa first fell in love with the magical world of Disney in 1978. At just 5 years old she was able to wear one of The Dapper Dan’s hats for a still cherished photo on Main Street. She will never forget the excitement and pure joy she felt on that first visit. The enchantment and wonder of Disney is still felt all these years later. Vanessa shares her live of the spirit of Disney with her husband and 4 wonderful children. She loves all things Disney. Nothing makes her happier than planning a day to meet Disney characters, and enjoying the amazing shows and attractions that a day in any Disney park can offer. She has visited 5 times and each trip is better than the last. With each visit her ties to the Disney dream grow stronger. Vanessa is devoted to the Disney vision and legacy, she never stops believing. She’d love to help you make your own magic and plan that dream vacation for you too.