• Amber Dunlap

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I am a former Disney Cast Member who absolutely loves all things travel and Disney! I have been helping friends and family plan their vacations for years so I am happy to share my love of travel with even more people!

  • Amy Ruff

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Amy’s first trip to Walt Disney World was as a teen, but her true love blossomed on her first trip as a mother back in 2006 when her kids were just four and two. Since then, she’s visited Disney World 15 times and Disneyland twice! She’s imparted her love of Disney to her kids and then step kids (5 in all!) and has thoroughly enjoyed seeing them grow up in the parks. They are now teenagers and have experienced Disney in every phase of childhood and adolescence.

    Amy joined Magical Vacation Planners in 2017 but has been planning trips for friends and family for years. Her experience includes multigenerational, adult-only, and multi-family trips, but her true expertise is with large single-family trips. Disney can be a very different trip with 5 kids and 2 adults!

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, trips for large families, adults-only trips, planning for small kids and teens, dining and resort recommendations, and dining with vegetarians.

  • Annemarie Bohn

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Annemarie is the daughter of a retired travel agent and has not only lived in another country, she has traveled the world (including all over Europe, China, Mexico, Jamaica, The Dominican Republic, The US Virgin Islands and The Bahamas) and The Walt Disney World Resort extensively.

    As a mom to three energetic and curious boys, she has introduced her sons to the Magic at the Walt Disney World Resort, sailed on the Disney Cruise Line, and relaxed at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii. When Annemarie isn’t busy planning her next magical getaway with her family, she enjoys being swept away in a good book!

  • Ben Crain

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    “Make each day a ride worth taking!” is the slogan Ben has adopted as his personal motto, inspired by his many magical trips to Walt Disney World.

    Ben fell in love with Disney on his very first family trip at 3 years old. At 5, he spent an entire summer drawing his favorite Disney characters and was very proud to have one drawing featured in the Disney Channel Magazine. Since then it has been his Wish Upon a Star to share the magic of Disney with others. Today he is happily married to his Disney-loving wife Rachel. When they aren’t busy working in San Antonio, TX, they are hopping on their magic carpet and exploring A Whole New World at Disney.

    Ben is very excited to be a part of the Magical Vacation Planner team! He enjoys helping others stay One Jump Ahead at Disney. While he loves exploring new resorts and dining experiences, he believes nothing beats the thrilling storytelling of a Disney ride. As the self-appointed “Ride Guide,”he shares his passion for Disney rides through his own podcast. Now he wants to help you discover what experiences will fit you best. Whether you have a caravan the size of Prince Ali, a family of five Incredibles, or a Monster buddy trip, Ben is ready to be your Magical Vacation Planner.

    Area of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Family & Multi-Generational Trips, Adult Only Trips, Dining Recommendations, Day-to-Day Planning, Ride Recommendations, Golf, All Things Star Wars

  • Brittny Caldwell

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I began my love for travel after my first visit to Disney World in 2000. I have been on vacations in Europe, resorts in the Caribbean, Cruise vacations, and many visits to Disney World and Disneyland. I am an Army wife and mother of two who share in my love for travels.

    One of the best feelings is the excitement of walking through the gates at a Disney park and seeing the smiles on everyone’s face! My husband and I try to tell ourselves our Disney vacations are for our children, but we truly love the joy we feel at the parks. We often find ourselves giddy with excitement at the feeling of being kids all over again! From the character meals to the Disney resorts… it is truly magical from beginning to end. In addition to Disney Parks, my family and I have also loved our time cruising, staying at resorts in the Caribbean, and traveling in Europe.

    Becoming a Magical Vacation Planner is a dream come true for me. I love planning vacations and look forward to making vacation dreams come true for others. I will help you build your dream vacation with customized service. After all, memories made together last a lifetime!

    “There’s the whole world at your feet” – Mary Poppins

  • Carla Sonnenberg

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    After many years of planning dream vacations for my family, I look forward to helping you prepare to make magical memories with your family

  • Carrie Hickman

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Carrie fell in love with all things Disney on her first trip to Walt Disney World in 2000. Since then, she has traveled to Disney World many more times with her husband and family. She has also sailed on the Disney Cruise Line and has visited Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko’Olina Hawaii.

    Carrie has been helping her friends plan Disney Vacations for years and she loved doing it so much, that she decided to join our team. She loves that there is always something new at Disney, and that the innovations are never ending! She stays at different resorts and eats at different restaurants, so she can offer you personal knowledge of the best choices for you and your family.

    Carrie’s whole family are now self proclaimed Disney fanatics and they love the experiences that Disney offers and the memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Corina M. Martinez

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I am a native Texan, currently living with my son in San Antonio. Like many others, I fell in love with all things Disney when I was a little girl. I couldn’t get enough of watching “The Wonderful World of Disney”, and so excited when my parents took us to Disneyland. One of my few memories is seeing “The Jolly Roger” and “Winnie the Pooh”.

    Now as a grown up, I’ve been able to take my son to Disney World three years in a row. We’ve gone with friends and family members, but to date, the best trip was just this Spring Break. Just me and my 10 year old son, Adam. There’s nothing like walking down Main Street and seeing Cinderella’s Castle! We always start off with our favorites, “Splash Mountain” and “The Flying Dumbo” ride at Magic Kingdom. And as many times as we have been to Disney World, there are still some rides that have not been on. More of a reason to go back.

    Because of how Disney makes me feel, I love to help others plan their trips. Sharing tips, helping set a budget, suggesting restaurants or hotels. I’m always excited to help.

  • Enya Messersmith

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Enya is a wife and a mother to a beautiful princess. Enya fell in love with Disney starting a young age when her family began to take a yearly trip to Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort beginning when she was 6 years old. Her first trip to Walt Disney World in 2000 was when she decided that her dream was to work for the Walt Disney Company. That dream came true when she graduated from college and was accepted into the Disney College Program, where she worked at World of Disney, the largest Disney store in the world, at Disney Springs. Enya knows Disney Springs like the back of her hand and would love to point you in the right direction to some delicious restaurants and some great shopping.

    Enya proceeded to continue her dream after her college program when she landed a Professional Internship with the Disney Vacation Club. During this year-long internship, she worked within all of Disney’s resorts on property, from value resorts to moderate resorts to deluxe resorts. She has stayed as a guest at all of the levels of resorts as well. Enya can help you decide which resort would be perfect for you and your family or friends.

    During Enya’s free time, she enjoyed exploring the theme parks, whether it was for an entire park day or for just a bite to eat and a fireworks show. She has attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, The Food and Wine Festival, and The Flower and Garden Festival.

    Enya now resides in Texas with her husband and her baby girl. She is a Magical Vacation Planner aside from her full time job to ensure that she still gets to share the magic of Disney with others.

    Enya would love to share anything from some simple tips to a detailed itinerary of Walt Disney World with you. She’s here to help guests of all ages and groups of all sizes. Leave the planning of your dream vacation to Enya and she will ensure that your trip is magical.

  • Ileana Agosto

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My name is Ileana Agosto, and traveling has always been a big part of my life. Since the first time I visited Disneyland about 40 years ago to all the countless visits to Disney World with my four children and and two grand daughters, I can honestly say that the happiest memories of our family come from these trips. I have also enjoyed cruising in the Disney Wonder. There is still so much more that I want to explore and I know I can do it with such amazing adventures awaiting for me and my family.

  • Julie Mathews

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Just thinking about Disney makes me smile. My first visit was more than three decades ago with my parents and extended family. As a child I looked forward to our family’s annual Disney trip each summer. When I became a parent I knew I wanted to create more magical memories with my son. Luckily with my son having a June birthday we have the perfect place to celebrate every year. We have been to DisneyWorld 6 times, DisneyLand once and on 4 DisneyCruises. I have become an expert on fast passes, character breakfasts, travel around the parks, the magical memories photo pass and the best surprises throughout the park. There is so much to see and dobat Disney every year the trip is unique. DisneyCruises are the best. We love the live performances, the aquaduck, kids club, first run Disney movies, and so much more. I truly love Disney and look forward to helping my clients create beautiful magical memories.

  • Kimberly Faircloth

    My husband, Erich and I made our first trip to Disneyworld in 1996 and I was hooked! Since that day, I have made countless trips (on many different budgets) to Florida. We are lifelong residents of Texas and have three amazing kids; Tyler (23), Allie(19) and Avery(11). In addition to being an agent with Magical Vacation Planners, I spend time working as a webmaster at the Christian school our daughter attends . My love of Disney had me making travel arrangements for friends and family and it quickly became a hobby. I am a firm believer you should never do Disney without a planner!

  • Krista Bailey

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Krista’s love for Disney began with her first family trip at age 4! Her love for all things Disney runs deep and she shares that passion with her husband and children. Krista and family have traveled numerous times to Disney and work to create new experiences with each visit as well as traveling aboard the Disney Cruise Line. She is excited to be a part of Magical Vacation Planner and looks forward to helping you plan your magical vacation experience.
    Family favorites include Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Disney’s Night of Joy, and so much more. Character experiences, hidden Mickey games and pressed penny machines are a love of her children, as well as finding new ways to explore the kingdom.

    Krista and her husband Kevin are both musicians, have 4 children, and live in Keller, Texas. Kevin currently tours the world with country legend Charley Pride, and Krista is a worship leader and past theme park performer.

    Contact Krista to make your vacation experience “practically perfect in every way” with magical memories to last a lifetime.

  • Kristi Swanson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi y’all! My name is Kristi. I currently reside in Northeast Texas. I’m a wife to my college sweetheart, and a mom to two teenage girls. I am a former science teacher in the Texas school system. I LOVE helping people plan their vacations to the FABULOUS Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland, and Universal Studios! I’ve been to Disney World and to Universal Studios multiple times, and I’ve been on a couple of Disney Cruises. I’d LOVE to help you plan a most Magical Vacation to the “Happiest Place on Earth”! Let me know if I can get your family fun started!

  • Lizette Zeren

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Lizette’s love for the “Magic of Disney” started at a very young age. Her fondest childhood memories are of her family watching Disney movies, listening to Disney songs on the record player and traveling to Disney World. Even into her adulthood Lizette has had the pleasure of sharing her insight about the ins and outs of the Disney parks with her many friends and family members. It is her mission to help other families have the same amazing vacation memories as she has had with her own family.

    Lizette, her husband David and children are avid travelers who enjoy new adventures and exploring the world. In addition to traveling to Disney World countless times, they love cruising and were even married on a cruise ship in 2008. Lizette has over 18 years experience as an educator. When planning your “Magical Vacation”, Lizette will take into account the individual and unique needs of every child traveling in the group.

    Lizette specializes in Disney World and Disneyland vacations including specialty & character dining reservations and touring plans for all age groups. In addition, Lizette has years of expertise in cruising and can share valuable information about many of the ports of call in the Eastern, Western Caribbean & the Bahamas.

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Large Groups, Weddings, Honeymoons, and Specialty & Character Dining Recommendations,.

  • Lynnette Willmann Jackson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    We are a Disney Family so naturally becoming an authorized Magical Vacation Planner was the next step in maintaining a bit of Disney with us all the time. Bringing that magic to as many people as we can is our goal. Helping others plan and enjoy their Disney vacation is our hope as we bring a bit of magic to your Disney planning!

  • Mandy Harrison

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    Mandy has been a lover of all things Disney since childhood. She visited Walt Disney World in Florida several times a year with her family. When she was in college she participated in the Disney College Program and worked on Main Street USA! She has stayed in almost every resort and loves the details in every one. She has eaten at dozens of Disney eateries and loves them all, especially the desserts! Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party is one of her favorite things to do but she has done other special events at Disney and never been disappointed. Mandy continues to visit Disney World and Disneyland with her family to keep learning and exploring to help you get more out of your vacation!! While she loves to visit Disney with her children, a visit for adults only is truly awesome too!

    While Mandy is a Disney fanatic, she is also a lover of the Caribbean and has visited Jamaica, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and the Cancun area. She is knowledgeable on these areas and resorts there if you are feeling more tropical!

  • Marci Erdeljac

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Marci has a very unique perspective of Disney, exceedingly different than many other Vacation planners. She had the privilege of doing a 7 month internship in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. During her time there, she learned just about everything there is to know about working for the company and was able to make magic for people every day. While there, she also was able to explore all of the parks thoroughly, as well as tried many unique restaurants on property. Walt Disney World is her main specialty, but has also spent multiple vacations aboard the Disney Cruise Line as well as Royal Caribbean. Disneyland is another familiar vacation spot for her and she looks forward to visiting Aulani soon.

    Marci is super excited to make the same magic for you as she did for all of her guests during her internship with the company, and looks forward to discussing a future Disney vacation with you!

  • Michelle Glass

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Michelle began her love for all things Disney at a young age when she traveled to Disney World with her family in 1995. Ever since then she has taken almost yearly vacations to Disney World and she continues to do so with her growing family now. Michelle has stayed at almost every property and dinned at numerous restaurants which will allow her to help with any of your planning needs. She has also been to Disneyland numerous times as well as a Disney Cruise.

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland,Universal, Disney Cruises, Ride Recommendations, Fastpass Planning, Dining Recommendations, Family Trips, Adult Only Travel, Traveling with Any Age, Large Group/Extended Family Travel, Planning with Infants & Children, Detailed Planning

  • Paula Williams

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hello friends! First things first. I am passionate about Jesus, my family, friends and pretty much all things Disney! I was raised north of Atlanta, Georgia. In 2005 me, my husband, and son moved to Forth Worth Texas and still reside there.
    My first trip to Walt Disney World was in the summer of 1985. I fell in love with the “Happiest Place on Earth.” My hubby, Donald, and I honeymooned there in 1988 and have made numerous trips to WDW since then. We took our first Disney Cruise this past December. We had the best time! It truly was a magical vacation. Our son Chase, loves Disney as much as his mom. 🙂 We are always dreaming and planning our next Disney vacation….always. I would love to help plan yours.

  • Rachel McDermott

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Rachel has been a lifelong Disney fan! She was so young the first time she went to Disneyland, she doesn’t even remember it. There have been numerous trips to Disneyland both as a child and as an adult over the years. She first went to Disney World in 2012 and has been back several times since. She loves to plan Disney trips and has done so for her family and her friends for years. She is excited to now be able to help many other families make their Disney travel dreams come true! In 2017, one of Rachel’s Disney dreams came true when she was able to take a Disney cruise with her family. It was truly a dream vacation on the Disney Dream!

    Rachel is an avid vacation planner. She loves to use her planning and organizational skills in planning vacations. She looks forward to using those skills to help your family plan your vacation. Vacation research is something she sincerely enjoys!! Rachel has taken all kinds of Disney trips, from trips with infants and small children to teens and young adults. She has also taken adult only Disney trips, family reunion trips and multi-generational trips. She can help you plan your Disney vacation no matter who is going with you.

    Going on Disney vacations has brought immense joy into Rachel’s life and she loves helping others experience that same joy for themselves.

  • Rikki Hester

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have three daughters and a wonderful husband. We live in the Dallas area and love the busyness that goes along with that. We call Arkansas home and cheer loudly for the Arkansas Razorbacks! I am a huge Texas Rangers fan and go to as many games as I can. We love Disney and have been to Walt Disney World many times and have recently fallen in love with the cruises!! I just hope to make other families’ dreams come true by helping them plan their magical vacations.

  • Tiffany Fredin

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I am a Pre-school teacher and a mother of 2 beautiful girls who are now in college. My oldest is currently in the Disney college program and my youngest will be applying in the fall.

    I have been going to Disney my entire life! As a child, a teenager, an adult, an Adult with children and now as an adult by myself! I have experience with all of it!

  • Tiffany Velez

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My name is Tiffany , I’m a mother of a very active 9 year old girl. We love and look forward to our twice a year Disney Vacations . I’m your typical volleyball mom, so my daughter keeps me active and alive!

  • Tracey Molina

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My mom life is crazy wonderful in San Antonio! My 17 year daughter is busy with her community service group, filming sports with a drone and college tours. My 13 year old son is on the middle school golf team and also plays baseball. I’ve been married to my husband for 23 years –and we honeymooned at WDW! I’m very active in PTA with three board positions and I also plan all the summer activities for our HOA.