• Abby Barringer

    Personal Travel Advisor

    I am a mother to two, a 10 year old boy and a 3 year old girl, and a Disney lover. After booking my own vacation for our family through a Disney Travel Agent I saw how easy the process was and thought becoming one would be a great fit for me. We enjoy all things Disney in our household, but right now we’re especially loving princesses! Let me help you plan your dream family vacation and have your littles have the time of their life!

  • Andrea Derwin

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Hello my name is Andrea Derwin. I am married and have a daughter who is now 14. We have taken her to Walt Disney World at least 18 times already.

    My first trip to Disney World was July 1976. I have been going back at least once a year; some years I went two or three times in the year! I have seen Walt Disney World grow over the years and I always find at least one new thing to do or a new restaurant to try. I have also been to Disneyland twice.

    Friends are always asking me for help in planning their family vacations to Walt Disney World and now I want to help others. I am here to help you plan a MAGICAL VACATION !! Whether you want to go to anywhere Disney, on a Cruise, Universal, Sandals, or Beaches. Just give me a call and I will get you there!

    aderwin@magicalvacationplanner.com 224-388-5580

  • Ashley D Johnson

    Personal Travel Advisor

    My name is Ashley Johnson, and for those of you that know me you know I love my trips to Walt Disney World. I am military wife, and momma of three amazing children from ages 3-8 years old. My family travels to WDW at least two times a year and we were recently blessed to go on a trip for 12 days. My very first trip to WDW was stressful to say the least. Everything for the trip was planned dining, fast passes and it was packed with so much to do that we didn’t get to enjoy ourselves. I will never do that again I told myself. Only to repeat the same thing with a trip that followed that very first trip. So here I am, here to help you plan a beautiful, stress free trip to WDW.

    I have traveled to WDW several times in the past three years. At this point I could tell you where every restroom is in each park, and tell you where each park has Starbucks and I can also give you my top three must do’s for your trip (budget friendly of course).

    I will offer a concierge service to help you plan a stress-free WDW vacation that your family will talk about for years to come. I have a lot of WDW knowledge and like I mentioned before I made the mistake of over planning my first trip and driving everyone crazy including myself. I want to help anyone traveling to WDW plan the most magical vacation for their family within their budget.

    I am hear to help in anyway that I can. I would love to share my passion for traveling to WDW with as many people as possible in hopes of preventing a stressful Disney trip. I can’t wait to get started on booking your trip.

  • Bobbi Pachmayr

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi my name is Bobbi Pachmayr. I am excited to start my journey as a travel agent with magical vacation planners as I have a love for traveling. I have taken many cruise to several different countries and have been to Disney several through out the years. I love how Disney is the one place where everyone can feel like a kid again and get excited about just the thought that a Disney trip is upcoming.

  • Bonnie Nofsinger

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have a love for all things Disney, and all the ancillary additions to the world of Disney. I also love traveling with my family to all sorts of different destinations. We have enjoyed many stays at Disney World at all tiers of Disney resorts. We just recently sailed on the fourth of four Disney Cruise ships (coincidentally, we were onboard during July 4th), and several trips to Disneyland.

    An especially memorable experience was a land & sea family vacation with my husband and all four of our children to Walt Disney World and onboard the Disney Dream during the Thanksgiving holidays. We were truly happy to sit together and count our many blessings. My husband and I are confessed nerds, and we love the new Star Wars additions coming soon to Disney. We also enjoy the brilliant Pixar movies. We have enjoyed the movies from both sources with our children for many years. We have two children on the Autism spectrum, and I am a Certified Special Needs Travel Advocate. We have experienced travel at the parks and the cruises in regards to the Disability Access Services.

    My Travel Passions Are: Disney Cruise Line (oh my gosh – Castaway Cay), Walt Disney World, Adventures by Disney, Disneyland, Universal – Orlando, River Cruising, AULANI

  • Brenda Nichols

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have vacationed at Disney World since 1981 over 15+ times and love everything Disney. I have experience vacationing with Seniors and children with Autism and want everyone to have a Magical time on their vacation.

    I have stayed at Value, Moderate & Deluxe Resorts and have vast knowledge on the resorts and their amenities. If you are looking for extra special events, I have attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Dessert Parties and Illuminations Private Cruise.

  • Cassandra Patton

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Cassandra first visited the mouse at Walt Disney World Resort when she was 7 years old and fell in love! Since that fateful trip she has visited 5 times and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

    Cassandra has experienced Disney as a child and twice as a mother and finds each time more magical than the last. She has even marched in the Main Street Parade as Captain of the Color Guard with her high school band.

    Cassandra has traveled at all different times of the year and stayed at multiple hotels including Value Resorts and Deluxe Resorts. She has also has had the pleasure of eating at over 40 Disney restaurants.

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, family trips, travel with babies and toddlers, travel with disabled persons, Disney Dining Reservations, and travel with large groups.

  • Cher’ie Huspen

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hello! My name is Cher’ie and I am so excited to be part of the MVP team! I have been a Disney lover my entire life! So much so, that my husband proposed to me in Downtown Disney. We have been married for almost 16 years and have 2 children, 12 & 10. We are in love with every thing Disney. Our first choice for a family vacation is always Disney! My daughter was only 6 mos old for her first trip and has been there 6 times.

    I have always had a love of travel. I worked for the Airlines for 10 years and was able to travel around the world. I help family & friends all the time plan their family vacations and can’t wait to help others do the same. I feel like this job was created for me.

    Let me help you plan your next Disney trip and to help make your dreams come true!

  • Chris DeSchepper

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Chris is the wife and mother of two Disney Princesses, ages 25 and 16. Disney has always been the go-to destination for family time. Some of her most magical memories have been the inter-generational trips with her parents and her kids.

    Her oldest daughter loved Disney so much that she did three Disney College Programs, working on Main Street, USA in the Magic Kingdom.

    Chris joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2018, but her love for all thing Disney dates back to her first trip to Disneyland in 1970. At the age of four, Chris was hooked by the magic and wonder imagined by Walt Disney.

    Contact Chris today and let her help you make your own magical memories.

    Specializing In: Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Aulani, Universal, Cruise and Sandals Vacations.

  • Corie Petitt

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hello! My name is Corie, I am a wife and Mother of 4, my love of Disney started at a very young age traveling to Disneyland with my family. After marrying my Husband, he and I visited Disneyland several times, once we relocated to Illinois and started our own family, Disney World became our favorite yearly family vacation. I have stayed at multiple Disney Resorts and have experienced almost all restaurants and character dinings that Disney has to offer. With planning all of our own Disney trips in the past, I would love the opportunity to help others experience all the magic that Disney has to offer! I am ready to provide Resort and dining information and recommendations, as well as ride, fast pass and show recommendations. I am available to learn what specific travel style you are looking for, to help you get the most out of your Disney experience

  • Erica Delgado

    Personal Vacation Advisor- Team Leader

    Erica is a world traveler with a special affinity for all things Disney! She has visited Walt Disney World in Florida so many times she’s lost count! Her most magical memories were of taking her husband to Disney for the first time in college and laughing at his childlike wonder as he practically threw up his hands and ran like a child, excited to “see it all” to taking her two children throughout the years. She has such special memories of her son’s love and awe over the characters, especially Mickey Mouse, and her daughter’s precious moments becoming a princess at Bippity Boppity Boutique and then sharing the special dining experience at Cinderella’s Royal Table. They are memories that she cherishes. Erica ‘s favorite thing about Disney is that no matter the age, there is always a bit of magic to be enjoyed and it is her goal to make all your family’s dreams come true as well! It is truly the happiest place on earth!

    In addition to her travels to Disney, Erica had the unique opportunity to both live and travel throughout Europe during her teenaged years. Her first trip was at the age of 13 where she traveled abroad alone (Don’t worry, her mother met her at the airport!) then saw 14 countries in 28 days. Her experiences have given her a special love and knowledge for the many countries and cultures she was fortunate enough to be apart of. She even had the opportunity to visit Disneyland Paris multiple times, the first being 3 months after they opened in 1992! With her unique knowledge of the area, Erica is anxious to share her love of Europe by helping you plan your ultimate Adventures by Disney Vacation. You will even find her doing additional research with her family May/June of 2018!

    When she’s not on a Disney trip, you will find Erica and her family either in the Caribbean or working their way through the United States. They are a travel loving family for sure, so much so that Erica has spent countless hours helping friends and family plan their vacations, including Disney World trips. When the opportunity to become a Disney Travel Planner arose, she jumped in with both feet, knowing that this was what she was meant to be doing. She is passionate about helping other families create memories of a lifetime and would be honored to help you too!

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Dining Recommendations, Resort Recommendations, Deluxe Vacations, Holiday Trips, Traveling With Infants, Traveling With Small Children, Family and Multi-Generational Trips, Universal Studios-Orlando, Disneyland Paris, Adventures By Disney-European Destinations

  • Erin Morgenthal

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    “Adventure is out there” ~ UP

    Erin brings with her to MVP over a decade of Disney parks experience as well as a lifelong love of travel that has taken her all over the United States and beyond. Along with her husband and four children, she is always looking for a new adventure to add to the calendar.

    Since her first trip to Disneyland in 2004, Erin has been fascinated by all of the Disney parks. In addition to several trips to Disney World and Disneyland, she finds learning Disney history and keeping up to date on the newest happenings in the parks fascinating.

    Blessed beyond measure to have children who love adventure as much as she does, Erin has the privilege of raising multiple children with special needs. The education that her children have given her through their journey has added another layer of experience to her travel planning portfolio.

    Whether it is traversing beaches of Hawaii, enjoying the magical sights of Magic Kingdom or taking a cruise through the Caribbean – Erin is thrilled to use her experience in order to help you have a magical vacation.

  • Hanifa Doyle

    Personal Vacation Advisor

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

    Hanifa has been a big fan of Disney since her first trip to Walt Disney World in 1992. Since then, she has visited the ‘mouse’ on over 30+ magical vacations. Hanifa loves to plan travel and is an expert when it comes to organizing the perfect trip. Her friends and family have been coming to her for years seeking advice about their Disney vacations. She has heard the common statement over and over, “You should be a Disney travel agent!”

    Hanifa lives in Chicago with her husband and their two teenage daughters. They have been traveling to Disney as a family since their oldest daughter was only 17 months old. Disney has become their home away from home. They have been to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and the Disney Cruise Line. Their love for adventure, and rollercoasters, has also brought them to Universal Parks in both California and Florida. Hanifa would love to share her passion for Disney and travel planning with you. Please give her the chance to make your dreams come true!

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Universal Parks, Family Trips, Dining and Resort Recommendations.

  • Heather Gregory

    Personal Vacation Advisor

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

    Heather embodies the spirit of this great quote. She is a Mouse mom to an amazing daughter and a Minnie to her loving husband.

    Since an early age Heather fell in love with “The Mouse” and enjoys sharing that love now with her family. From pictures of past trips to movies to stuffed animals to even plates, Disney is always present in her home!

    She has passed this on to her daughter at an early age! First visit badge was earned at Walt Disney World at 13 months, and then quickly returned at 15 months. The result, she is almost a bigger fan than her Mommy!

    Heather has been helping friends and family plan their vacations for a number of years, providing a variety of assistance and must do’s on her own. It is this passion for all things Disney that has Heather donning her best Mouse Ears for you. Whether it is just you, a couple’s trip, girls getaway, family vacation or a family reunion…she is there to be your travel fairy Godmother and help you plan your next magical vacation!

  • Jane Unsworth

    Personal Travel Advisor

    I found my love for Disney later in life, when we became empty nesters. I love traveling to Disney World with my family. Nothing gives me more pleasure than being with family at such a magical place.

  • Jenni Johnson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Jenni’s first visit to Disney World was when she was 5 and she fell in love. Now, mother of 3, it’s still her favorite place to bring her children. Seeing the magic through their eyes is even better.

    Since helping friends plan there trips, she decided to try it for Magical Vacation Planners. She loves following the joy of others enjoying the magic as well.

  • Jennifer Hagen

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Hello! My name is Jennifer,

    I am a mom of four and a grandma of two and married to an amazing husband. I have been in dental for 23 years so smiles are a big part of my day.

    I believe the best memories and smiles come from time spent with family. Our most talked about memories are our Disney trips from the first time I visited Disney in 1982 when I was 4 years old. To our daughters wedding engagement in front of the castle.

    I am obsessed with helping my family and friends create memories of there own. I have a great passion for travel and attention to detail. I would love to be apart of your magical memories in planning you next vacation.

    “Today’s special moments are tomorrow’s MEMORIES” -Genie, The return of Jafar

  • Jessica Findley

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Jessica has been a lover of all things Disney since her first adventure to Disney World when she was six. Now as an adult, Jessica enjoys sharing her passion for Disney with her husband and three kids, as well as her family and friends. One of the best parts of Disney is being able to share it with others. Nothing tops watching a face light up while walking into Magic Kingdom for the first time. When Jessica isn’t traveling, she enjoys helping others plan out their magical vacations from choosing the resort all the way to dining options, and fastpass selections. Jessica has experience traveling with toddlers, young children, teenagers, and adults; small groups and groups up to 10 people, as well as traveling with persons with special needs.

    Take the stress out of planning and let Jessica help make your dream vacation a reality.

  • Katelyn Rhoads

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My name is Katie and I am a small town girl that loves to travel! Let me help you plan the vacation of your dreams!

  • Katie Rodriguez

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I am Katie, and I am ready to plan your next magical vacation. I have been a life long Disney fanatic, and in 1999 I made my love for Disney stronger by working at Walt Disney World doing the College Program. Getting to know the behind the scenes really increased my understanding of how important it is to keep the Magic Alive! I have taken multiple trips since getting married and having four kids. While at Disney World, we have gone to many Disney Dining venues including a handful of Character meals. We have also stayed at multiple Disney property hotels ranging from Value to Deluxe. We have also taken a trip two years ago to Disneyland for the first time. I have also traveled outside of the Magic walls and have ventured over to Universal and have taken 2 Carnival Cruises. My vacation goal is to take a Disney Vacation Cruise in the near future.

    I would love to help you plan your next adventure. I would help you every step of the way and make your next vacation a magical one to remember!

  • Kimberly Curl

    Personal Travel Advisor

    My family and I have been enjoying Disney vacations since 2004. We enjoy making the most of our time at Disney on each trip. From resort selection to park hours, from dining reservations to fast pass selection, and everything in between; the planning is almost as fun as the vacation. Let me help you and your family make magical memories!

  • Kris Flor

    Personal Vacation Advisor- Team Leader

    Kris has been traveling to Disney Destinations with her husband and family for the last 20 years. She’s touched on just about every domestic location, from running in multiple runDisney events, sailing on all four Disney Cruise Line ships, and experiencing the magic of an Adventures by Disney at Disneyland, during the Diamond Celebration! Kris also loves attending many of the special events that the Walt Disney World Resort offers; having enjoyed the experiences with the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival, Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival, and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Just to name a few of course!
    As a former project manager Kris can be sure to keep your planning process on track and understands how time-sensitive making some of these reservations can be. Even with her own personal travels everything is planned out with reminders set up…. how else do you think she was able to snag a reservation at the Chef’s Table at Victoria and Albert’s!
    Kris also considers herself a foodie. While she enjoys dining at the Chef’s Table at Victoria and Albert’s and the Chef’s Counter at Napa Rose she also loves the skewers at the Bengal Barbecue at Disneyland Park. In recent years she’s also become very well-versed in contending with food allergies while at Disney and aboard the ships as there is a peanut and tree nut allergy in the family.
    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disneyland, Family Trips, runDisney events, Dining Recommendations including dining with allergies, Planning with Children and InfantsIl

  • Kristen Avara

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hello! My name is Kristen and I am so excited to be part of the MVP team! I live in the Chicagoland area, but my true home is Disney. I cannot wait to help you plan your next Disney trip and to help make your dreams come true!

  • Laura Stoffel

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Laura is excited to be a part of the MVP team! Pixie dust runs through her veins, and nothing makes her happier than helping people plan a Disney vacation!

    Laura began traveling to Disney at a young age, and her love of all things Disney has continued to grow with each trip. She and her family now travel to Disney multiple times each year, and they find new and exciting things to do on each trip!

    Whether you are planning a trip to Disney World, Disney Land, or a cruise on one of the magical Disney cruise ships, Laura can help you plan the perfect trip for your family. Small groups, large groups…Laura has done it all and is excited to pass along her Disney knowledge so you can experience all the magic Disney has to offer!

  • Lauren Althoff

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Hi, I’m Lauren and I currently live in Chicago. I know how overwhelming planning a trip to Disney World can be. I would love to help you plan the best possible trip that caters to your specific needs. I have been to Disney World 40+ times. The more I visit the parks, the more I fall in love with them. It truly is a magical place to be! I spend all of my free time researching tips, tricks, food, etc. even when I don’t have a trip planned. My favorite time to go is during Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival in the Fall. My husband and I got engaged in front of Cinderella’s castle and have been married for 3 years. We have a 6 month old son that was lucky enough to take his first trip at 4 months! I can’t wait to get started on helping you plan a trip full of memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Lauren Gomberg

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    As an alumni of the Disney College Program, I live and breathe Disney. I am also an avid Harry Potter fan, so universal being in the same neighborhood is never a bad thing for me. I spend my spare time planning dream Disney vacations for myself and my husband, so why not let me put those skills to use and book a trip for you!

  • Linda Norris

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Ever since her first trip to Disneyland at age 3, Linda has been in love with all things Disney. Not only has she been to the Disney parks (Disneyland and Walt Disney World) too many times to count, but she has experienced the many other vacation opportunities that Disney provides. Her extensive knowledge about each of these resorts will allow her to create the vacation you have been dreaming about. Linda has travelled to each of these locations frequently with her daughters since they were very young, therefore she understands the needs of families during travel. However, Linda has visited the parks without children and knows how to create a fun vacation for adults.

    Linda has also visited Aulani, Disney’s Hawaiian resort, located in Ko Olina. With her extensive knowledge on the hotel, she can help you plan the tropical Disney getaway you have been looking for. If you are interested in cruising, Linda has been aboard Disney Cruise Line’s Magic and Wonder. No matter what kind of experience you are looking for, Linda will use her passion and knowledge about Disney to create the perfect vacation for you and your family.

  • Marci Malnar

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Marci’s love of Disney began in early childhood, when she traveled to Disneyland with her family. Marci enjoys sharing Disney with her 5 children. Her family has traveled to Disney World, Disneyland and enjoyed Disney cruising. Her entire family’s love of Disney continues to grow. Marci has stayed at most of the Disney resorts and can share first hand experience.

  • Maria Guadarrama

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Hello, my name is Maria Guadarrama. Are you looking for an AMAZING vacation with family, friends, a romantic getaway or some much needed Rest and Relaxation? Let me help you! I have a passion for planning vacations especially Disney vacations. I discovered my love for Disney during my families first Disney vacation, my favorite thing about Disney is that no matter how many times you visit there will always be something new to experience. I have had the pleasure of planning many vacations since and I often find myself giving others tips and advise on their own vacations, you’d be surprised how some of the tips have helped others. I would really enjoy sharing all of my experiences and would be delighted to help you plan your next magical vacation.

  • Marissa Myers

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Marissa grew up watching Disney movies everyday as a child. It was when she turned 9 she was able to see all her favorite movies come to life at Walt Disney World. Disney has never stopped amazing her! Her fantasy of living a real life fairytale came true when her now Prince Charming proposed to her in front of Cinderella’s Castle at Magic Kingdom.

    Marissa has always been the go-to person among her friends and family when planning a Disney vacation or any vacation for that matter! She finally decided to take everyone’s advice, and become a licensed vacation planner. She has had so many great memories thanks to Disney and is excited to pursue her dream of helping others create magical memories that will last a lifetime.

    The best thing about Disney is there is always something new to explore. Whether you are looking for a detailed itinerary or a more laid back schedule, Marissa is able to customize an experience that is perfect for your family!

  • Mary Carriker

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My first trip to Disneyland was in 1979. I always wanted to go back. In 1983 I was fortunate enough to go to Walt Disney World and march in the afternoon parade with the drum corps I was in,this is when I truly fell in love. Walt Disney World is the only place I love to vacation. There is so much to do there you can never do it all. I have made many trips and still find new and exciting things to do. I finally convinced my husband to make a trip with me and he enjoyed his first trip so much that he was talking about going back the following year on our plane trip home. To be able to help others fall in love with Disney is a dream, I am excited to help you with your vacation plans and hope you fall in love like I did.

  • Matt Wright

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I like to think of our family vacations as an adventure. It starts with the planning stages and the excitement builds as we get closer to our destination. Friends, family and even folks we barely know always ask. “Don’t you get tired of Disney”? No, we don’t. It’s our families place of magic, excitement, laughter and never wanting to leave. Even as our teenage kids grow older, the magic also continues to grow for them. It’s never the question of “where will we go on vacation this year, it’s more along the lines of when are we going to Disney this year”. Our small town calls us “The Nuts for Disney Family”, and we are certainly ok with that.

    I first set foot on the grounds of Walt Disney World in 1974 at the age of 5. My wife and I married in 1993 and since that time we have taken our kids to Walt Disney World 10 times and recently visited Disneyland California. There is a feeling that’s really indescribable unless you go for yourself. The word “magic” really takes on new meaning. We have learned the in’s and out’s of each park, the best way to plan each day and even our favorite food stops. Our son is all about the taco burger in Magic Kingdom, our daughter can take you to the best Turkey Leg stop at Hollywood Studios, my wife can show you any confectionary in any park and I can tell you where to get the best breakfast!

    While talking and planning Disney is my favorite thing to do, I also own and run an auto-body repair shop. I would be honored to help you plan your vacation.

  • Melissa Trent

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Hi! My name is Melissa and I am a lover of all things Disney. My family and I have been planning Disney vacations over the past 10 years. I have experience with Walt Disney World Resorts as well as Disney Dining Plans and Fast Passes. I just love creating Disney memories with my family.

    I can also assist in planning your vacations with Universal Orlando Resort and Royal Caribbean. Whichever destination you chose, I will help you plan your vacation from beginning to end. The best part of this is all of my services are complimentary to you.

    I am here to make your vacation as stress free as possible. Contact me today to start making magical memories. I look forward to helping you and your family plan your next magical vacation.

  • Nicole J Edgar

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Hi, my name is Nicole and I LOVE TO TRAVEL…. My family and I are huge fans of Walt Disney World, and have traveled to Walt Disney World 12 times in the past 6 years. With the knowledge that I have learned I have been able to assist numerous friends and family with their Disney vacation along with other trips within the United States. My family and I live in the Southern suburbs of Chicago and absolutely love our trips to Disney in the fall or spring, along with our annual summer vacation. We cherish the moment we took our oldest to Walt Disney World for the first time, and each time since we make a point to top the previous year’s experience. And with Disney’s continued changes towards modernization and park additions, we have yet to have an average trip. I personally love that Disney is for all ages. One of my absolute favorite experiences was during a family Christmas trip, watching my Grandma’s eyes light up seeing Mickey Mouse. At 90yrs old, it was her 1st time to Walt Disney World…. Just so special! She brags about that trip to this day!!

    On top of my travel history, I am always learning and researching so that when it comes time to help my clients, I will be able to make it your best experience!

    After many suggestions from friends and family, I decided to find the best company to work with to become a Vacation Planner. I am extremely fortunate to have found Magic Vacation Planner. I am passionate about travel, understand the importance of actively listening to my clients and meeting their needs. I am looking forward to helping my clients and their families have the best experience, creating priceless memories of a lifetime! Won’t you let me help you?

    Areas of Focus: Disney Cruise, Walt Disney World, Dining Recommendations, Walt Disney World Festivals, Walt Disney World Race Events, Budget Travel, Resort Recommendations, Adult Vacations, Deluxe Vacations, Holiday Trips, Traveling with Infants, Traveling with Small Children, Traveling with Special Needs children, Multi-Generational Trips, Universal Studios-Orlando and Sandals Resorts.

  • Rochelle Armstead

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    It all started when I took my daughter (age 5 or 6) at the time to Disney World for the first time. Each year we would alternate between Disneyland and Disney World which we still continue to do. My first trip was to Disneyland when they still had the gondolas going over the park. I like to stay at different Disney resorts and typically visit either the East Coast or the West Coast during special celebrations.

    Seeing that I travel to Disney every year, I have been known as “Julie – the Cruise Director” when it comes to planning and making reservations for my family. I like to experience the new as well as the old. I also have to spend at least a day at Universal Studios as well. I have even become a member of the D23 club and are currently planning to attend the D23 Convention in 2019. I am so fascinated with the Mouse that I enjoy staying up-to-date on all the latest Disney news and information out there. I get so excited when I plan my trip, my friends and family tend to ask me why I get so excited? I tell them – IT’S DISNEY!!!

  • Shannon Wasser

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi!! My name is Shannon and I have been a Disney lover since I was a little girl. It is so special that I have now been able share my love of all things Disney with my two boys. The memories are priceless!

    I have planned our large family trips to Disney every year and loved every minute! I am frequently the go to girl for all of my friend’s Disney related questions as well!

    I love to travel and I love new adventures! I look forward to helping you and your family plan your next adventure!

  • Shari Ramsey

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Shari’s love for all things Disney started at a young age. She grew up in a family that loved to take adventures and was introduced to Disney as a child. Walking under the train station and out onto Main Street U.S.A. to face Cinderella’s Castle still brings tears of joy to her eyes today. She loved being able to watch her husband and children take this walk on their first trip to Disney World. Watching the joy on their faces now, each time they experience Disney is priceless to her.

    From Disney World to Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, countless resorts, restaurants, special events, and a whole lot of shopping, she has so many magical memories and experiences that contribute to her Disney story. She would love nothing more than to help you and your family write your very own Disney story next.

  • Stephanie Winchell

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi, my name is Stephanie Winchell.

    I am from Central Illinois. Mama of 3 beautiful princesses and an amazing Disney loving husband. I have been a stay at home mom for 12 years. I run a small business making home decor and tshirts as well. I traveled alot as a little girl and have always loved everything about travel and Disney, of course!! As my youngest started school this past year, I realized I had the opportunity to persue my dream of helping others plan their magical vacations as well.
    My love for Disney started as a young child with my first Disney World trip at age 3. I have been lucky enough to visit Disney as a child, young adult and now with my princesses. Experiencing the magic through their eyes is priceless! It is truly “The Most Magical Place on Earth”. The sights, sounds and smells are just a part of what makes Disney so special and magical.
    I am a planner by nature and love planning our own family trips and friends as well. Whether you are traveling to Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani, taking a cruise or Adventures by Disney I’m here to help. Planning the perfect Disney vacation can be overwhelming and challenging. My goal is to help make the entire planning process hassle-free with my Disney knowledge and experience. I can plan the most magical trip for you whether its your first time or 20th time. I’m fully dedicated to you. Disney customer service is above and beyond anything I have experienced and my goal is to give you the same. I can book hotel/resorts, dining(everything tastes better Mickey shaped), shows, rides and so much more and the best part all these services are 100% FREE to you. Please Be My Guest and let me do all the planning for you so you can relax and enjoy the magic.

  • Stephen Noon

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Stephen’s first visits to the Disney Parks began when he was a young child. Later on, he had the opportunity to perform and visit at Walt Disney World with his future wife. Now, they visit both Walt Disney World and Disneyland frequently with their three young children (ages 7-12). One of the greatest experiences for Stephen has been watching his children grow up and create their own Disney memories. Whether it’s going to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, meeting a character for the first time, or being tall enough for their first ride on Space Mountain, every milestone is magical!

    Stephen’s philosophy on making a Disney trip truly memorable is to plan as much as possible ahead of time in order to make your visit while you’re in the parks stress free and enjoyable. Disney Parks are always trying to improve and update experiences for their guests, and it’s important to have someone available and up to date with those changes to guide you in your planning. From advanced dining reservations, Fastpass + resevations, room preferences and considerations in all of the Disney resorts, special events, planning out daily itineraries, transportaion considerations in the parks, to where’s the best place to stand for World of Color in California Adventure, Stephen can help you make the most of your Disney vacation.

    Stephen and his family have stayed in every hotel category in Walt Disney World, and are experts in maxing out the Dinsney Dining Plan. He has visited with immediate family, extended family, and friends and their children. In addition, he has visited during the holiday season at both Walt Disney World & Disneyland, and has attended Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

    Stephen looks forward to helping you custom design the perfect Disney Vacation for you and your family as you look to create your own magical memories!

  • Sue Jefferson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have been a Disney fan my whole life. The very first time I walked into the Magic Kingdom and saw Main Street USA, I was in awe. Even though it was crazy busy, it was July 4, 1976 and yes, those were the days of “E tickets”, and back then it did not mean electronic!

    My dream job was to be a Disney Vacation planner, and I fulfilled that dream working as a vacation planning cast member in one of the 4 locations within the Disney Stores back in the late 90’s. And I am so excited to get back into it now with Magical Vacation Planners. I have been lucky enough to tour all of the Disney Hotels, been to all of the parks (have lost track of how many times), I have been to Disneyland a few times, and have been to Aulani. We have even been on the Disney Cruise Line several times.

    I am married for 25 years, and I have 2 adult children who still vacation with us. They love Disney just as much as Mom! In 2018 as a family we ran the Disney 5K during Marathon Weekend – what an awesome experience! We have done Disney in all ranges of hotels, tickets, and even dinning plans.

    Please feel free to use my experiences from traveling alone, as a couple, in a group, with a toddler, pregnant, all the way up to traveling as 4 adults. I love bringing the magic of Disney into people’s lives, whether it is your first time or 50th time – there is nothing like walking down Main Street USA towards the Castle, at any time of the day!!

  • Valarie Haley

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I am a single mother of two little boys. We are a Disney fanatic family! I have been taking my sons to Disneyworld since they were a few months old. It truly is the happiest place on Earth! I honestly enjoying the planning stages of our vacations as much as I do the actual trip itself! I love everything about it – from the choosing restaurants and booking our dining reservations to choosing our resort! I would love to have the opportunity to speak with you about my passion for everything Disney! Let me do the work for you so that all you have to do is enjoy your dream vacation!