• Alyssa Barber

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Vacationing is essential and gives you the opportunity of something to look forward to while going through the busy everyday routine. Once I’ve finished a vacation I’m busy planning the next one for our family.
    I am a Disney enthusiast and passionate about travel. A kid at heart, I enjoy Disney as much as the next kid, whether it be at the park or on a cruise. I have always felt Disney to be top notch in their services and they never disappoint.
    I also have multiple experiences vacationing at All Inclusive’s in different countries and sailing cruise lines.
    I am eager to help you by providing my complimentary services in finding the perfect vacation at the best price, so you can relax and just anticipate your trip without any stress!

  • Amy Bach

    Personal Travel Advisor

    My first taste of travel and adventure started when I was offered the opportunity to live with a family in Spain while in High School. Since then, I have planned vacations all over the world including: Egypt, Iceland, Greece, Eastern and Western Europe, Mexico, Caribbean, Costa Rica and last but never least Disney World. Disney truly is a place of wonder, and I believe everyone should have the experience of feeling the magic that Disney offers.

    I have advanced knowledge and expertise in cruising and just recently returned from a Disney Cruise! It has forever changed my life. I have been on 12 cruises and have the great pleasure of experiencing different ones as well. I have been on Princess, Carnival, MSC, and a Nile Cruise. I would love the opportunity to plan your Disney vacation, cruise or other adventures we have to offer. When I am not planning your or my next escape, I work as a Nurse Practitioner and love being with my daughter, husband and our two fur babies!

  • April McGirr

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    April has been a Disney fanatic since her first visit to Disney World when she was 13 years old. With 23 years in customer service, April will help you remember all the small details about your family’s vacation.

    April’s favorite destination is EPCOT during the International Flower and Garden Festival. Now living in Charleston, South Carolina, she visits every chance she gets.

    Find out why her colleagues call her “Joy” (from Inside Out) by calling or emailing her today. She’ll be “overJOYed” to help you and your family get the most from your next Disney vacation!

  • Cathryn Hardman

    Personal Travel Advisor

    I’m a wife, a mom of two busy kids, a full-time registered nurse and travel lover! I’ve loved traveling ever since I got on my first plane ride! I also love Disney! I went to Disney twice as a young child and didn’t go back until I took my oldest child when he was 4. I was hooked! My kids and husband love it just as much as I do! We live in the south so Disney is within driving distance and that helps satisfy my urge when I get it!
    I also love Europe and Hawaii and really enjoy planning family vacations! I love finding compromises for my history-loving husband and adventure-loving kids!

  • Danielle Parsons

    Personal Travel Advisor

    I have been a huge Disney fan since I was a little girl. I love planning trips for my family and friends. I am a wife, and Mom of 2 princesses. I love helping my family and friends planning vacations.

  • Daryan Woodall

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I’m a single mom to 2 amazing boys, ages 14 & 11. I’m the youngest of 4 daughters who loves to travel!
    My first trip to Disney was with my family at the age of 9. My parents were so excited to be able to take us on that trip.
    In my adult life, I have travelled to Disney several times before children and after! The feeling the moment you walk in, can only be described as magical!
    I’ve also visited Universal a few times and love all they have to offer.
    I’m an avid Carnival Cruiser, and love visiting all the different islands as well as experiencing the ships! Most recently went on the Carnival Vista!
    With my love of travel, I look forward to helping families, couples or even individuals travel to places that will give them the best memories!

  • Gabrielle Yarborough

    Personal Travel Advisor

    The magic of Disney was instilled in me at a young age. I honestly cannot remember a time when Disney wasn’t a part of my life and family! Winnie the Pooh has always been one of my favorite characters and I think it has to do with the fact that Pooh Bear’s house, “under the name of Sanders”, was my maiden name. I always felt connected to Pooh Bear and his friends and still love them today! I have traveled to Disney World many times, Disneyland, the parks in Paris, Tokyo and cruises. Every visit is an adventure and I find something new to love about Disney. Maybe it’s the way it makes you feel happy and nostalgic or maybe it’s also the ever evolving creativity the company comes up with, but it’s truly a magical place to be!

    I love to travel anywhere and everywhere besides Disney, especially cruises. I am beyond lucky to live at the beach in Charleston, South Carolina after growing up in the Northeast and every sunny day here feels like a getaway! My husband and I welcomed our 10 month old daughter in late 2018 and traveling has taken on a new meaning since she arrived! She is the best little traveler and already has one Disney cruise under her belt – watching the awe and wonder in her eyes when she met all of the characters, especially Minnie, made my mama heart burst. I can’t wait to raise her in a Disney and traveling family like I was raised in.

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World Packages, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Dining and Resort Recommendations, Planning and Traveling with infants and children, Adults only, Holidays and Special Events at Disney, Universal Studios Orlando, Cruises (especially Royal Caribbean and Carnival)

    “There’s a great big hunk of world down there with no fence around it.” – Lady and the Tramp. This beautiful world of ours has so much to discover and let me help you explore it! Magical memories are waiting to be made.

  • Joanie Moore

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I am a military wife and mother with a love for travel. I love exploring new places and sharing my experiences. My husband and I even decided on a destination wedding because we thought it was fitting for what we love.

    I love planning vacations and especially Disney vacations because there are so many special things you can do and plan. I would love to help you and your family have the most amazing experience possible!

  • Joel Schmidt

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Hello, I am Joel and I am a DisNerd. The addiction started at a very young age while going to Disneyland with friends and family. It eventually grew to being an annual passholder where my family and I would go weekly and create memories. I will never forget the first time we took our daughter and she ran right up to Mickey with no hesitation. Let me be your Sorcerer’s Apprentice to help you make your own magical moments and memories of a lifetime.

  • Katelynn Almond

    Personal Travel Advisor

    My name is Katie, I am a stay at home mom of 3 wonderful children. Who’s love of all things Disney is as big as mine. I have a passion for making people’s dreams come true. And making sure they have the time of their lives on the most wonderful vacation possible.

    “A dream is a wish your heart makes…”

  • Kim Lankford

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi, my name is Kim and I was born and raised in South Carolina. I have an amazing husband Carl and a basketball-loving son Mason. We love to travel and I love to help friends and family plan their dream weekends and vacations. There is something about walking down Main Street U.S.A. with my Mickey Ears on and Mickey Ice Cream Bar in hand that you cannot beat. I love all things Disney especially helping family and friends create memories that will last a lifetime at the most magical place on earth. My love for Disney and traveling led me to Magical Vacation Planner and I am super excited to be apart of this team. So sit back, let me take care of the details and plan your magical vacation.

  • Kimberly Cannon

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Kim has been a Disney lover since she can remember. She took her very first Disney trip in 2016 and has been going every year since. She has been to Disney World, Disneyland, and California Adventure. She loves planning trips, even if it is not her own and strives to make your vacation as magical as possible. She strives to stay updated on all things Disney whether it is checking for new and upcoming park additions or following multiple Disney groups on social media. Kim is here to help make all of your Disney vacation wishes come true!

  • Lisa Graham

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi ! My name is Lisa and I would love to help you plan the most magical vacation you can imagine. My husband and our 2 sons are big fans of fun and it is my pleasure to use my experience as a traveler to help my clients take full advantage of all that Disney has to offer so that they can make magical memories of their own.

    I realize that everyone is different and as your vacation planner I will help you find the vacation that is just right for you. With so much to choose from–theme parks, cruises, destinations, and adventures around the world–there’s something for everyone. I promise to give you honest advice, up-to-date tips and detailed itineraries to make it a trip of a lifetime. Contact me to to start planning your next dream vacation!

  • Mary Duncan

    Personal Travel Advisor

    I am a motivated mom with a passion for anything Disney and maximizing memorable vacations. Since my first trip to Disney during its opening year, I have visited multiple times with family and have enjoyed each time and experienced something different every time. Let’s plan your best trip ever!

  • Melanie Routhieaux

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Melanie has been traveling to Walt Disney World since she was a child and finds new things to do and explore during every trip! One of her fondest memories is traveling to WDW for her very first trip when she was 6 years old and seeing the castle decorated as a birthday cake for the 25th anniversary. Since then, she has had the opportunity to visit both Walt Disney World (on several occasions) and Disneyland.

    Some of her favorite things to do are walk down Main Street and visit the shops, ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in the Magic Kingdom, see the elephants during the Kilimanjaro Safari in Animal Kingdom, and walk around the World Showcase at Epcot. She has had the opportunity to experience the Candlelight Processional during the holidays, as well as the Flower and Garden Festival. She has eaten at a wide variety of restaurants at WDW and has visited nearly all of the resorts at both WDW and Disneyland. She has planned trips on a budget, but also has experience planning more elaborate trips, as well.

    Along with her extensive experience with planning vacations with Disney, she also has been on multiple Carnival cruises, and she loves planning trips at sea!

    She enjoys planning vacations that will leave everyone with lasting memories and meaningful experiences. Her favorite Walt Disney quote is “If you can dream it, you can do it!” That’s her goal for planning vacations with Magical Vacation Planners – to help you plan your dream vacation!

  • Melissa Simpson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    They took one last look, tears in their eyes, and whispered: “Thanks Mom, this has been the best week of our whole lives.”

    In that moment, Melissa knew giving a person the best time of their life was her calling.

    Melissa and her husband have a large Disney family. With 5 children to plan for, Melissa’s experience began with her own annual Disney trips. Year over year, planning a magical time for her family of diverse travelers.

    Melissa is your Disney Family Expert.

    She works with people of all lifestyles from luxury to those on a tight budget. Delivering the dream experience to all. And customizing her service to your needs.

    As a mom of 5, she gets it. Your trip will include all complimentary activities available to your family. Melissa provides clients with an experience that meets their unique vision of perfection.

    A mom and a Project Manager, she is a skilled multi-tasker who handles many things at once so you don’t have to. All leading up to one grand finale, your vacation.

    Melissa became the unofficial Disney consultant to her family and friends. They all said she should “do it for a living”. After hearing it dozens of times, Melissa finally decided to follow her calling.

    She uses her passion for sharing the magic to enhance every aspect of your family vacation. After all, the best way to start a vacation is to relax and let someone else do the work.

    Get in touch with Melissa, today, and give your family the best moment of their lives!

  • Robin Gill

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Hi! I’m Robin Gill from the beautiful Lowcountry in SC. I love traveling and love to plan the perfect vacation. Our family took the plunge and became DVC members and Annual Passholders in 2018. I am so excited to be a part of MVP to help you plan your next magical vacation! From my Disney family to yours, WELCOME HOME! Whether your dream vacation is to Disney Resorts and Theme Parks, sailing on a Disney o or kicking back and chilling at an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean or Mexico, I can help! Let’s make magic happen!

  • Ruth Anne Pitt

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Ruth Anne has had a love for Disney for a very long time. Her first trip to Disney was not until she was in graduate school when she traveled to Disney World with her parents and brother. She has visited there on many occasions with her husband, Doug and two children, Jonathan & Hannah.
    As a middle school choral director in Virginia, she sought out the opportunity to take her choruses and show choir to the Disney stage. These experiences were both performance based and educational as the students were captivated by Disney Cast members during workshops.
    Ruth Anne would love the opportunity to help clients take the magical journey to their magical destination. There is no greater feeling than stepping into the world of make believe and leaving all of life’s stresses behind.
    Ruth Anne believes in planning experiences for families and groups within their budgets. She is committed to providing the best, friendly service from the beginning of the planning stage until your magical vacation is complete.
    Call her at 803-207-9451 for your next magical vacation to Disney or on a cruise.

  • Sandra L. Mann-Rennie

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I experienced my first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort as a high school senior. Subsequent trips followed as a college student, as a young adult, as a honeymooner, and later on, as a Mom, and with extended family! I have experienced Disney throughout many different phases of my life, so I am familiar with different types of Disney trips to assist with planning. I have been to Disney World over 50 times. It is ever-changing, and I always find ways to keep it fresh, new and fun by finding new experiences to enjoy. I enjoy helping others to experience their “Best Day Ever!”

  • Sara Hanle

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hello! I was born and raised in Ohio but now reside in Lexington, SC where I am a full time French teacher. I live with my husband, 4 kids and pets! We are a Disney house! Bedrooms are decorated in Disney, Disney movies in the DVD players, and taking Disney vacations to make magical memories round everything out! I would be honored to help you plan your families magical trip to Disney!

  • Sarah Araneda

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My name is Sarah Araneda and I am a brand new mom of a beautiful baby boy, Alex. I am also the spouse of a United States Marine, Simon. I enjoy getting to spend quality time with family and friends whether we are on vacation or a simple backyard cookout.

    I have a strong love for travel, I mean who doesn’t?! Disney has been the one place during my 25 years on this earth that I have visited the most! I also have been to other places as well as been on cruises! Any vacation small or big brings joy to my heart as long as I am with those who I love.

    I participated in the Disney College Program a few years back at the Walt Disney World Resort. There I gained a lot of knowledge about the Walt Disney Parks & their mission. I am so excited to help those who want to travel to this Magical place or see beautiful places while cruises down the ocean.

  • Shannon McKee

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Shannon is a wife, dog mom, lover of travel, Harry Potter and of course, all things Disney! Disney holds a special place in her heart and she has made many magical memories as a child as well as an adult! Her love of Disney started on her very first trip when she was five years old and was able to see Ariel for the very first time and she was instantly hooked on Disney!

    She also enjoys casting spells in the world of Harry Potter and traveling to new places, especially the warm Caribbean! It is Shannon’s goal to visit all Disney parks across the world and sail on every Disney Voyage.

    As a Personal Vacation Advisor it will be her goal to sprinkle a little pixie dust on your upcoming trip, ensuring that you have the most magical vacation!

    Specialty: Disney Vacations & Universal Studios Vacations.

  • Sherry Whiten

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi, my name is Sherry. I am a mom of three children and I am married to a wonderful husband. I have a love and passion for Disney that began at a very early age. I have travelled to Disney many times and each time is as special and holds as much wonder and excitement as the first. There’s just no other feeling like hearing the words Welcome Home! I have stayed at different Disney resorts and have had the opportunity to experience many wonderful meals at both table service and quick service restaurants. My family and I have sailed many times with Disney Cruise Line which is something we look forward to every year. I truly enjoy sharing my love for Disney with others and would love to help you plan a magical vacation.

  • Staci Krause

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Greetings from the beautiful Lowcountry of SC. My love for Disney began when I was in high school and has continued on in my life. Living in SC has enabled my family to travel to Disney numerous times and experience the many different vacation experiences Disney offers. As a mom of 6 our family has experienced much and I have learned the in’s and out’s of Disney with a small family and a large family. I love to help other families experience a true Disney vacation and look forward to them experiencing the pixie dust that will come their way.