• Adrianne Raia

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Adrianne first visited Disneyland at age 2, convinced she had Pixie Dust running through her veins. Her love of all things Disney began during that trip, a love that has grown throughout her life and is now shared with her family. As Annual Passholders, along with her husband and two daughters, Adrianne has adventured and explored her way through Disneyland and California Adventure, discovering all of the hidden gems the parks have to offer.

    Adrianne has stayed in all three of the Disneyland Park hotels, as well as many of the Good Neighbor hotels located near to the parks making her uniquely qualified to help your family make the best lodging decisions for your trip. She has visited Disneyland during all of the various special events that happen throughout the year, such as Mickey’s Halloween Party, the Festival of Holidays and the Lunar New Year and even participated in RunDisney events, like the Tinkerbell 5k. No matter what time of year your family decides to visit, Adrianne can make sure that you do not miss out on any of the magic!

    Adrianne’s other love in life is travel, and she has visited most of the United States and traveled extensively throughout Europe, even making time to see Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. Wherever your heart desires to go, let Adrianne sprinkle some of her Pixie Dust on your vacation, creating magic and memories that will last a lifetime for your family.

  • Azlyn Canchola

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Azlyn has been all about Disney since she was a little girl, and has grown up to love and appreciate all the special details and magic that a Disney vacation brings. Azlyn and her family have been Disneyland AP holders since the early 2000s, and since getting married in 2016, her husband has now joined in on the Disney fun!

    Including Disneyland, she’s visited the WDW Resort and Disneyland Paris (with Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea next year!). It’s on her bucket-list to visit every resort worldwide!

    Her love of Disney grew deeper after being a Disneyland Cast Member, and her travel bug has been biting and leading her to incredible destinations each year, international and domestic.

    She’s visited 26 of 50 states, and 5 countries, and will now be adding cruising (and 2 more countries!) to her list this year!

    She loves creating magical experiences for every trip, and with Azlyn’s attention to detail, she’ll always find ways to help you get the most out of the MAGIC! It has been Azlyn’s dream to help others discover the magic of Disney, and believes that she can help you create the most memorable vacation yet!

  • Bonnie Louwerens

    Personal Travel Advisor

    “Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever” – Walt Disney

    I have been a Disney fan for as long as I can remember. When I was five years old my grandparents introduced me to the magic that is Disney with my first movie, Bambi. I was hooked. Each year we would visit Disneyland and my most favorite thing to do was ride they Skyway. When my grandparents retired and we all moved to Mississippi and Florida our annual Disney trips moved to Disney World. Epcot has always held a special place in my heart. Spaceship Earth is hands down and always will be my most favorite ride. Maybe because it’s the wonderment I felt going through time, or maybe because I cherished those moments with my grandparents, but I still get a fuzzy warm feeling every time I see Spaceship Earth. Many years later my husband proposed to me at Epcot with Spaceship Earth glowing magnificently in the background while we watched the fireworks. I am happy to share making new magical memories with my husband and daughter just like my grandparents did with me. Just as Walt said, laughter really is timeless and with Disney, it’s also magical.

    I can’t wait to plan your next Disney vacation and help your family start making magical memories.

  • Cariss Milano

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Cariss grew up loving Disney movies and was fortunate to visit Disneyland a few times as a child and teenager. After moving to Southern California in 2000 to attend college, her PASSION for Disney really began when she started working at the Disneyland Resort. Cariss worked for “The Mouse” a total of 7 years, three and a half of those years being in Guest Relations as a VIP Tour Guide. As a former Cast Member, she helped countless families have memorable magical vacations. Even after she left the resort to pursue a degree in Culinary Arts, Cariss continued to stay up to date on what was new and exciting at Disney. Her friends and family consider her their go-to resource on all things Disney.

    Cariss married her very own “Prince Charming”, Anthony, this past fall and spent countless hours planning their honeymoon to Walt Disney World. They had such a wonderful time; they decided to become Premier Annual Passholders. They sneak away from Central California down to Anaheim as often as they can to visit Disneyland to see what’s new and take advantage of their passholder perks.

    When Cariss saw the opportunity to turn her expertise and passion for Disney in to a career as a Magical Vacation Planner, she couldn’t wait to help others plan unforgettable vacations. She knows that planning a Disney vacation can often be stressful and overwhelming, and she wants to help you with all the details, from your accommodations to entertainment suggestions. As a chef and foodie, one of her favorite things to help you with is your dining plans and restaurant suggestions!

    Whether you want a romantic get-away, multi-generational family vacation, or a fun bachelorette trip for the girls, Cariss can tailor your dream vacation to your needs and wants. No trip is too big or small. She looks forward to getting to know about you and your family and providing you with personalized VIP service.

  • Jennette Toderick

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    After 16 distinguished years as a Broker for a major real estate company , Jennette has turned her passion for travel into a second career. After many frustrations with her unresponsive travel agent she took things into her own hands. Having traveled the world, Jennette’s depth of knowledge and winning personality have made her both a favorite contact for her friends and family looking to travel.

  • Jenny Barker

    Personal Travel Advisor

    “I want adventure in the great wide somewhere. I want it more than I can tell.” – Belle,
    Beauty and the Beast.

    Hi, I’m Jenny and I am so excited about joining Magical Vacation Planner. I live in California with my husband and my three Disney loving kids. I love travel and adventure and of course everything about Disney! I grew up going to Disneyland once a year and always looked forward to that trip more than anything else. When my oldest was two, we took him to Disneyland for the first time. There is nothing like seeing Disneyland through your child’s eyes. From that moment we knew we had to be there as much as possible, so that day we bought our first set of annual passports and now we spend every chance possible at Disneyland. Each time we go I feel like we experience more magic than the time before. My goal is to take away all the stress in planning your dream trip so that your vacation is pure magic too!!

  • Joanne Crowley

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Hello! I am Joanne and I would love to help build your dream vacation! I live in the beautiful wine country in Northern California. I have a love of all things Disney and traveling! Over the past 44 years I have vacationed to Disneyland over 100 times and know all the ins and outs of Disney, hidden secrets, where to dine and so much more! I would love to book your next vacation with my extensive knowledge from my personal travel experiences!

    I grew up in a Disney family. We all loved Disney and all of our vacations were to Disneyland Park or Walt Disney World. I now have a family of my own who have been blessed to grow up with the same Disney traditions I had as a child. We have stayed at several hotels around Disneyland as well as all three Disneyland properties, so I can book the perfect resort or hotel that suits your families needs. I have taken a few tours within Disneyland and I have visited during every holiday, from Valentine’s Day to Easter to Halloween to Christmas and so many in-between. I have eaten at every single restaurant in the parks and know where to go for the perfect sweet treats! I have also traveled to New York, Nashville, Seattle, Washington DC, Colorado, Mexico on cruises as well as a flyaway destination.

    I have always loved booking travel whether for myself or family and friends. Finding the best deals and places to stay, I am constantly being asked to help with their planning and have been told numerous times I should do this as a job! So here I am, now booking vacations for not only myself, but family, friends and new clients! I would love to help book your next Disney vacation, Cruise, Mexico trip and more.

    Please contact me at 530-570-6548 or j.crowley@magicalvacationplanner.com

  • Lisa Phillippi

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Hi there, I am Lisa and I would love to help you have the most Magical vacation possible! I live in Northern California and I am a complete Disney fan. I can honestly say that most of my favorite memories are from adventures in Disney!

    When I was a small child my parents instilled the love of Disney in me, and I was even lucky enough to marry a man who enjoys it as much as I do! We have raised two Disney-loving boys and have been fortunate enough to stay in all three Disney properties in Disneyland, a couple in Disney World, as well as many of the Good Neighbor properties. We have taken several of the special tours, visited the parks over many holidays including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, eaten in most of the themed restaurants including Character Dining experiences, and have even enjoyed a fabulous evening in Club 33! To me there is nothing quite like the feeling of walking down Main Street towards Pirates of the Caribbean (always our first and last ride) at the beginning of a visit, and I am never ready to leave!

    No matter where I travel to, I completely enjoy the planning phase, the small details and the surprises I can line up for those traveling with me. I would love to do the same for you and your loved ones, whether you are heading to a Disney park or a sandy beach!

    Areas of focus: Disneyland, Multi-generation & Group trips, Guests with disabilities, Celebrations, Dining and the special moments!

    Call me at 707-72 MAGIC so we can chat about your next vacation!

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

  • Michelle Clayborne

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Michelle started her love of Disney as a young child with her first visit to Disney World. It’s now a love she shares with her husband and children. They have stayed in all levels of hotels and can help you pick just the right one for your family. She currently lives only 4 hours from Disneyland and goes frequently, staying in Disney hotels and Good Neighbor hotels. They also enjoy frequent trips to Disney World.

    Michelle’s husband is retired Air Force and they have been all over the United States and the world. She is able to help you with any destination. She also has personal experience with traveling with food allergies so she can help take the stress away and book the perfect trip for you.

    Michelle wants to you have a magical vacation and to make sure the only worry you have is where you are headed on your next vacation.

    Areas of Focus: Military Families, Families with Food Allergies, Disney World, Disneyland, Family Trips, Adventures by Disney

  • Nancy Cardenas

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Disneyland is where my love for Disney travel began. I have been an annual pass holder for many years and have 100+ visits to Disneyland under my belt.

    My first visit to Walt Disney World was in 2007 where I only had 2 days to visit. I absolutely fell in love and knew I had to get back for a longer trip. That trip was in 2009 with my family and was magical. I have been lucky enough to visit 6 other times since then. My most absolute favorite thing to do while visiting Walt Disney World is watching the fireworks at Magic Kingdom from Main Street.

    I have sailed on The Disney Dream, Magic, and Fantasy. I look forward to completing the Grand Slam of Disney Cruising when I sail on The Wonder for my birthday. I am excited for the three new ships coming out.

    Specialty areas: Walt Disney World Planning, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruising, Universal Orlando Resort.

  • Shannon Finney Candelario

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I Love to Travel!

    The love of travel is infectious and I find it very gratifying to help others make their travel dreams come true. Whether it’s a Disney vacation for families or somewhere romantic for a couple, I can get you the vacation of your dreams.

    I am very skilled at working within a budget and making sure that all the things you want to do are checked off the list. Restaurant recommendations while traveling, spa treatments, romantic dinners for two, it is all covered when we do our travel interview.

    Call now and see how I can help you with ALL your travel needs. No trip too small.

  • Shannon Ford

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Hello! My name is Shannon Ford and I am excited to be a part of the Magical Vacation Planners Team. My love for Disney started at a young age when my grandparents would take my friends and I to Disneyland to celebrate my birthday. As I got older my love for Disney continued with my own family. We have visited Disneyland and California adventure countless times and we also were Annual Pass holders. We have stayed at all the Disneyland Resort hotels as well as some of the Good Neighbor hotels. Disney’s Grand Californian Resort and Spa is our personal favorite. Last year we took an amazing vacation to London and Ireland. We also travelled to Walt Disney World! Which had been a dream of mine ever since I was a little girl. Aside from Disney we have also traveled to Mexico, Bahamas, Hawaii and Jamaica just to name a few. I have such a passion for Disney and travel and would love to make your next vacation a memorable one.

  • Sharri Picard

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Aside from being a huge fan, Disney is firmly rooted in my family’s history and memories… Visiting Disneyland as a child, engaged at Snow White’s Wishing Well, married at the Disneyland & Grand Californian Hotels, experiencing both the 50th & 60th Disneyland celebrations, bringing our daughter for her first visit at just weeks old, and countless Disney travels… Disney holds a special place in my heart! And I’m now thrilled to use that love of everything Disney, combined with my love of travel and planning, to assist other families in creating magical memories & experiences of their own!

    I have been a Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder for over thirteen years, visited the Walt Disney Resort and Disney’s Aulani Resort, sailed on Disney Cruise Lines, honeymooned at Sandals Grand Bahamian, and traveled to various locations domestically and internationally… But Disney’s Castaway Cay island will always be my favorite place on the planet! I love to experience new things, meet new people and cultures, and, honestly, probably my favorite thing to do during travel, is eat! I consider myself an amateur “foodie,” and love interesting and amazing food & beverages! Having a husband and daughter of my own, I am experienced in traveling with children and families; and my background in event coordination, hotel sales, and wedding sales & planning, makes me the perfect person to entrust all of your vacation needs – every little detail, and every wish come true, to make your special trip everything that you dreamed!

  • Stacy Keehn

    Personal Travel Advisor

    My love for Disney started at the young age of 3, and continued to grow as I got older. Walt Disney World was my first love, and I have made many trips throughout the years. When I was 19 I decided to take my love for Disney to the next level, and did the Disney College Program. I worked at Disney’s Hollywood Studios doing custodial, and got to experience so much of what the park has to offer. I met my prince charming there, and since then we have been living happily ever after. One college program wasn’t enough, and Disney called me home to do another one, this time working at my favorite attraction Rock N Rollercoaster. It’s easy to say that Disney has changed my life, and will always be such a big part of it. I now live in California with my husband and frequent Disneyland many times a year. I specialize in both Disney World in Orlando, and Disneyland in Anaheim. I can’t wait to help you create a magical experience!

  • Vanessa Kinney

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Vanessa Kinney has been going to Disney destinations since the age of two. Her passion for Disney has grown as she went through life and she leads a life that is truly Disney. Her dreams came true in 2014, when her then fiancé proposed on Tom Sawyer’s Island in Walt Disney World and they continued their happily ever after their Disney themed wedding with another visit to the World and a cruise on the Disney Fantasy for their honeymoon. Vanessa loves the history of Walt Disney and the back stories of so many details around the parks and resorts. She believes Disney parks and resorts are so much more than theme parks; they are an immersive experience like no other and she will aim to help you jump right into these remarkable stories.

    Vanessa enjoys running and runDisney events are her favorite. She is constantly looking for the latest Disney parks news. She can often be found listening to Disney theme park music when she’s not in the parks. Vanessa has personally planned family trips, girls’ trips, runDisney trips, and even romantic honeymoons. With having experienced unique opportunities like piloting the Jungle Cruise and being a guest princess in a Disneyland parade, Vanessa will strive to make every moment of your vacation just as magical as every precious memory she has made at her most favorite places on earth.

  • Vered Kamaji

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Vered lives in San Diego, CA and is a wife and mother of two amazing children. She has loved all things Disney since her first visit to Disneyland at just 2 years old. She has traveled to Disneyland at least twice a year for the past 38 years and has visited Disney World many times as a child and with her own family who share her passion for Disney and travel. She has been on Disney Cruise Line, Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean.

    Vered joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2016 as a way to share her passion for all things Disney. She loves to help families experience the magic of Disney and she would love to help your family in planning the best vacation ever!!

    In addition to being a Magical Vacation Planner, Vered runs her own vacation rental business with resort condos & villas for rent in California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Canada & Mexico.

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

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