• Allison Spruill

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    Allison has been vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort since she was five years old. Along with childhood family trips, she also traveled as part of a large group of teenagers and as a young adult with friends. Her most magical memories have come from experiencing Disney Parks with her own husband and children.

    Allison’s children have grown up vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort too, traveling as infants through their current teen years, so she’s experienced what’s involved with each of these age groups. They’ve had extended family trips with grandparents and cousins, and Allison and her husband have also snuck away without their children! Their family has stayed in all resort categories – Value, Moderate, and Deluxe – so she can help you find just the right fit for your family.

    Along with Walt Disney World Resort, her family loves sailing on Disney Cruise Line! Their favorite experience has been their “Land & Sea” vacation, where they began with a few days at Walt Disney World followed by a Very Merrytime Cruise over Thanksgiving. Disney Cruise Line is the perfect way to relax after the hustle and bustle of Walt Disney World!

    Allison’s dream is to visit every Disney Park around the world. She hopes to help sprinkle pixie dust on your family’s magical vacation to make your own Disney dreams come true!

    Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Family Trips, First Time Guests, Dining Recommendations, Planning with Teens, Children and Infants, and Disney Special Events

  • Amy Borst

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Being originally from Florida, Amy took for granted how important Disney was for making magical memories. It was not until she and her husband took their daughter for her first Disney vacation that they appreciated the fantasy and wonder of Disney through the eyes of a child. Since October 2006, Amy’s family has had the opportunity to stay more frequently at several Disney deluxe properties where many special occasions, holidays, and life events have been celebrated.
    After moving to North Carolina, Amy’s family has been able to also experience the magic of Disney at Disney’s Hilton Head Island as well as travel on the Disney Cruise Line. The dream continues as their love for all things Disney grows.
    So, whether you are looking for a family vacation, a milestone celebration, or just a weekend getaway, please let Amy be of service in helping you plan your magical experience while making your Disney dreams come true.

  • Ashley and Chris Stroud

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    We are Disney fanatics and absolutely love to travel! We find joy in planning trips to Disney for our family and seeing our daughter’s face light up every time she sees her favorite princess or watches the fireworks from Main Street in Magic Kingdom. There is truly nothing like seeing your child’s face light up from seeing the magic of Disney come to life. Our hope is to bring this same joy to your family as we help you plan your magical vacation.

    Our favorite part of any Disney vacation are the dining experiences, whether it be character dining, special occasions or just amazing food, we’ve got your back on making those perfect dining reservations for your vacation. We have been to Disney 14+ times and have experienced many of Disney’s annual events such as, Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival, Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival, and special ticketed events, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Disney After Hours. We have also taken the Behind the Seeds tour at Epcot. Chris has participated in the many recreational activities that Disney offers, such as their Guided Fishing Excursions. From the parks to everything in between, we can help make your vacation unforgettable.

    There are so many ways to add even more pixie dust to your magical vacation that we can’t wait to share with you. Any wish your heart desires, we’ll help make it come to you!

    Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Honeymoons, Planning trips with infants & children, Dining & Resort Recommendations, Character Dining, Family Trips, Recreational Activities, Extras and Tours

  • Brenda Rizzuto

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Brenda is a lifelong Walt Disney World Fanatic. She was born and raised in Florida and now resides in Raleigh ,North Carolina and started visiting the Walt Disney Resort from the time she was one. Brenda has stayed at almost every resort on property and is raising her children to be a crazy about Disney as she is. Brenda has visited Walt Disney World as a child, teenager, and adult. She has been there with just her family, just siblings, husband, infant children, toddler children, tweens and teens. She also goes on couple only trips as well as girls get aways. She makes each experience relevant and fun for whomever is in her party. Brenda also participates in rundisney events. She has eaten at many of the popular restaurants as well as enjoyed a take pizza on the Boardwalk. She can make every trip MAGICAL and FUN.

  • ChetPaila Shaw

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Retired Navy Seabee Chief who first visited Walt Disney World in 1978 and Tokyo Disneyland in 1983, had the pixie dust rejuvenated in her through her son’s first Magical Experience at Walt Disney World in 2012.
    My family loves everything Magical and is constantly on the lookout for new experiences with Disney; in or around the theme parks, water parks, resorts, transportation, Extra Magic adventures and dining excursions.
    Disney Cruise Line extended her novice seafaring knowledge onboard the cruise ship ‘Fantasy’s’ inaugural 11-Night Southern Caribbean cruise and motivated the landlubbers to book a Star Wars Day At Sea 7-Night Caribbean Cruise as well as a second 11-Night Cruise on the ‘Fantasy’.
    Blessed and grateful, she makes an annual Disney Christmas/New Year’s visit and has called home to Disney All-Star Movies and Pop Century value resorts, Caribbean Beach moderate resort(before renovations and during renovations), and has relied on the military resort on Disney property for accommodations and tickets .

    Planes, Amtrak Autotrain and Automobiles have gotten her to the Magic Kingdom, her most favorite theme park.

    This “Celebration Conceiver” looks forward to bringing you to your Magical Dreams.

    Sending Motivating Magic your way, My Friend!

  • Cindy Hope

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Born and raised in Florida, Walt Disney was an every occasion destination for our family. I attended and received my AA in Business and Travel and Tourism. Between that and now I was a MGR for Publix for 34 Years. I am a firm believer that you live life 1000% daily.

  • Heather Lowe

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    I have enjoyed all things Disney since the first trip I can remember with my grandmother at 7 years old! Many years later, I have enjoyed taking my 4 children and husband to Disney World as much as possible. I especially love planning wonderful things for the children to see and experience so every time is a little different. One of my favorite experiences was spending some of the Christmas season at Disney World, seeing it snow on Main St while drinking hot chocolate and watching the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parade with my family. Nothing is more wonderful than spending time with your family in the most magical place on earth!!!

  • Jennifer E. Dhuse

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Hello and Thanks for reading my bio. My name is Jen, and I love all things Disney. My love for Disney started as a child when my single Mom would take myself and my two siblings to Disney each summer, while there we would go down to visit our father. But really the trip for us was family time at Walt Disney World. My love of Disney continued over into adulthood, I was actually hired in College to be a lifeguard through the Disney College program, but at the last minute I stayed back for a boy. But that didn’t stop my love for Disney either, instead I have shared my love with my three children and husband. My youngest is 10, and he has been around 12 times. We’ve stayed everywhere from Pop Century to the Grand Floridian and everything in between. My husband and I were lucky enough to win an Adventures by Disney trip to London & Paris in 2009.

    So that is enough about my love for Disney lets talk about how I can help you!! Whether this is your first trip or your 20th I want to help make the most out of your vacation, from helping you get those amazing reservations you’ve been dreaming about, to the fast passes for those sometimes hard to get on rides and of course most importantly to making life long memories with your family and friends.

    I look forward to working with you!!!

  • Johnnie Geyer

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Johnnie first trip to Disney was in 1996. This family trip made her fall in love with Disney. Johnnie has gone to Disney several times since this trip .
    Johnnie is a mom of two beautiful girls . Has a mini farm and works as a medical assistant. The time she spends away from work she is enjoying researching about Disney. Also she loves universal studios and islands of adventure as well . She loves Harry Potter. She is a hufflepuff ! She is ready to plan a magical trip for you !

  • Kelly Hughes

    Personal Travel Advisor

    My name is Kelly Hughes and I am a Disney fanatic. I spent several family vacations at Disney growing up and even participated in the Disney Animation Studios cell painting classes. From that moment on I was hooked. When I married my husband in 2000, he had never been to Disney. When we had kids I was finally able to introduce my family to the magical world. The feeling of entering those gates for the first time is like no other experience. Seeing your kids faces light up with joy and amazement is an unforgettable experience. Since then we have taken lots of family vacations to Disney and Universal. Taking in as much time as we can to enjoy the moments! As a mom and a Disney fan I would love to be able to help you and your family have the most memorable vacation ever. I know how important customer service is and will do everything in my power to make sure you make cherished memories that will last a lifetime. I still can’t get enough of the “Last Kiss” at the end of a magical night at Magic Kingdom. Thank you for reading about me and giving me a chance to make your family my priority. Allow me to share my love and excitement with you!

  • Kris McGrath

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi! I am Kris McGrath from Wilmington, NC. I have been married for 17 years to my husband CB, and we have 3 children….12 year old twin girls and a 10 year old son. I have been a fan of all things Disney since I was a child and one of the greatest memories I have is taking my 3 children to Disney World for the first time. We have now been with them over 15 times and enjoy it more and more every visit. I take great joy in planning all of our vacations and enjoy it so much that I have helped many friends and family members plan their trips as well. Whether it be booking dining experiences, fast passes, resort reservations or flights, the planning and preparing is just as much fun to me as the trip itself. I am excited to use my knowledge and experience to help make your next trip one of your greatest memories!

  • Lori Chapman

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Lori’s love affair with Disney began with a magical honeymoon in 2000. Since first stepping foot onto Main Street, Lori found her happy place and was eager to share “The Happiest Place on Earth” with friends and family. Lori lives in Raleigh with her husband, Craig, and son, Adam. The family has taken annual and multi-year vacations to Walt Disney World. While on these many trips, Lori has stayed at most of the Disney Resorts. She has first-hand knowledge of Value, Moderate, and Deluxe resorts as well as experiences with all of the Disney Dining Plans and many restaurants. Lori has also experienced many of Disney’s special events such as Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, and Mickey’s No So Scary Halloween Party. Lori will help you plan a magical vacation from helping you chose a Disney resort to recommending dining options and giving the scoop on the best attractions, shows, and experiences.

  • Megan Curle

    Personal Travel Advisor

    Hello! My name is Megan, and I live in Clemmons, NC with my husband and two little girls. I have enjoyed a lifelong love of travel and experiencing the Magic of Disney, and have found in recent years that I really enjoy planning trips to both new and familiar places with my friends and family. So, having the opportunity to become a Magical Vacation Planner felt like a wonderful chance to share my passion with others, and create the same great experiences that I have gotten to enjoy over the years. Because I have been fortunate enough to enjoy travel experiences all over the world, I want to share my knowledge with you, to design the vacation that meets your vision for that once-in-a-lifetime memory that you can share with your loved ones forever.

    For a bit more of a background on me, my first big trip as a child was to Disney World at the age of eight, and I was instantly hooked! Since that time, I have taken every chance given to me to make that trip to the one-of-a-kind destination that is Disney World. Sometimes that meant that I only had enough money to pitch a tent at the Fort Wilderness Campsites as a broke college student. Other times, it was family vacations to Disney Resorts, from value resorts like the Pop Century to deluxe resorts, like the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and everything in-between. The ultimate opportunity I was able to take advantage of, was to participate in Disney’s College Program during the fall of 2007, as a Cast Member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Utilizing all of these diverse experiences over the last 25+ years, I would be happy to talk with you about how you too can best enjoy all that Disney Parks and Resorts has to offer.

    As a wife and mother, my love of travel has just continued to grow, as I strive to explore new and exciting places in both the United States and across the World. My family and I frequently travel throughout the US, and one day hope to complete our goal of visiting all 50 states. Some of my favorite places outside of the US have been as different as the beaches of St. Maarten to the alpine meadows of Austria and Switzerland. Of course, because I am a Disney kid at heart, I have also jumped at the chance to sail aboard the Disney Wonder around the Bahamas and visit Disney’s own private island, Castaway Cay.

    I look forward to getting to know you, and to use my passion for travel to help you plan the trip that you have been dreaming of. Regardless of the size of your travel party, or your budget, I would love to use my knowledge of Disney and my love of discovering the World to find the right vacation solution for you, and make your magical vacation dreams come true!

  • Megan Greathouse

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hi! I am Megan and I want you to be my guest! A vacation should touch your heart and be filled with laughter and memories. My passion is planning a trip that is unique to each person, whether it is deciding what character dinner to go to or find the best spot for the fireworks. “Just think of a wonderful thought” Peter Pan. I am just a phone call or email away to help that thought turn into a magical vacation.

  • Melanie Dowd

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Hello! I’m Melanie and one thing I absolutely love, is going on vacations to Disney! Now I want to share that magic with you by planning the most amazing vacation, designed specifically for you and your family. I have worked in the customer service industry for over 22 years. I take pride in helping my customers and working hard to make sure everyone is always satisfied.
    My love for Disney began when I was 4 and my parents first took my sister and I. I will never forget riding the boat over to the Magic Kingdom and my first sight of Cinderella’s Castle. I still make sure to ride the boat every time and revel in that same feeling of amazement. We then continued to visit every other year, until I was old enough to go on my own. I now visit Disney twice a year with my own 2 little girls. I always love to see the excitement on their faces when we arrive at the most Magical Place on Earth.
    I am also an avid runner and have participated in multiple runDisney events, including the Dopey Challenge.
    I look forward to working with you and your family in planning a magical vacation full of Pixie Dust!

  • Melissa Dixon

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Melissa has loved Walt Disney World since she was a little girl experiencing the parks with her family. She has celebrated many events at Disney over the years and is experienced in traveling with young children and now teenagers. Her and her husband, Michael, also love to get away to Disney on their own too! It’s not just for kids!

    Some of her favorite trips have been on the Disney Cruise Line. She loves the service and attention to detail you will find from the Disney Cruise Line Staff. Her goal is to travel on all the Disney Cruise Line destinations.

    Melissa will be glad to assist you with your Magical Vacation!

  • Melissa Shaheen

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Melissa didn’t encounter the Disney Magic until she was 43 and had teenagers and twin toddlers. She planned to go once (spoiler alert – she was HOOKED) – but has returned many times! The twin toddlers are now teenagers and the Magic continues to enchant the entire family. She has stayed in Budget, Moderate and Deluxe resorts, and firmly believes that everyone should have the same Magical experience, regardless of their budget. Melissa has been planning Disney trips for years, and loves to help other people feel, understand and embrace the Magic. She has planned trips for groups of over 75 people, and for parties of 2-4. No group is too big, nor too small. She and her family are Annual Passholders and will be in The World at least 6 times this year. She loves to sprinkle Pixie Dust and wants everyone to feel the Magic in their hearts. She’d love to put all of her experience to work helping you plan and execute the most perfect vacation of your life. No detail is too small, no Sorcerer’s Stone will be overlooked. Melissa keeps up to speed on all things Disney daily – and would love to help plan your Magical Stay, including your Dining and FastPass+. Feel free to reach out to her for a free quote – she’d love to help you feel The Disney Magic.

  • Nate Johnson

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My name is Nathan Johnson, I am a husband to my precious wife for ten years. We have been blessed with three beautiful children. Braden, Kaitlyn, and Maleah.

    I have extensive travel planning experience stemming from my time in the military as well as planning family and friends vacations. I look forward to help plan your next vacation in a stress free environment.

    Magical Travels,
    Nate Johnson

  • Nickie Ray

    Personal Vacation Advisor - Team Leader

    Nickie has had a love of Disney since she was in school, writing multiple papers and essays on the creator himself, Walt Disney. To say she is obsessed with all things Disney is an understatement!

    She has traveled to Walt Disney World many times, as a child, and even more with her husband and daughter. Her absolute must thing to do is to stand outside the Magic Kingdom before it opens and wait for the opening ceremony, the good morning song and the train of characters to come by before walking in the gates down Main Street!

    Along with many trips to Walt Disney World and cruising on the Magic and Dream as a family, she and her husband have even been on a 10 day trip to Walt Disney World without their daughter to celebrate their 10 year anniversary!

    Nickie resides in Wilmington, North Carolina and is an attorney by trade, but was excited to join Magical Vacation Planners in 2015. She has been planning trips for family and friends as a hobby (spreadsheet included) but wants to share her love of Disney and personal knowledge of all things Disney to make your trip, whether it be your first or your tenth, a memorable and magical experience!

    Areas of focus: Walt Disney World (dining and resort recommendations, special events, tours, parks), managing and planning your days, Disney Cruise Line, adult only traveling

  • Rhonda Fox

    Personal Travel Advisor

    I have been a Disney fan since my first visit when my kids were 5 and 7, they are now 28 and 30…I walked into WDW and was immediatly a part of the magic and continue to be today. I love getting to a Disney resort and walking into another world, even for a few days, getting to leave the “real world” and just enjoy the pixie dust and be a kid again is healing and freeing.

    When I turned 40 and my kids were beginning to get bored of our annual excursions to WDW, so…I took up running so that I could continue to have an adult excuse to go South; I have completed 15 RunDisney events at Walt Disney World and Disney Land! I am looking forward to RunDisney at Disneyland Paris next!

    I have experience with trips for adults only and with all ages of children; I now have a 3 yr old grandson and have just taken him for his first trip! We have stayed at all levels of resorts at WDW, value, moderate and deluxe. We have ventured out to enjoy other activities that WDW has to offer besides the parks, such as Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf, the water parks, Disney Springs, the many activies at the resorts, boat rental at contemporary and the night safari at Animal Kingdom Lodge. The possibilities and actives are endless and I am here to help guide and navigate all there is for you to enjoy! And do not forget Dining at Disney, that is a whole experience alone!

    My family and I have cruised Disney and other cruise lines including Viking and Carnival, explored DisneyLand, and traveled all over the US and Europe. While my travel has been for pleasure, I have the experience and love of travel to understand what to ask and how to plan for a great vacation!

    Well, that about says it for me, Rhonda, I’m off to plan my own next family adventure! “Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.” — Pooh
    Plan a journey, enjoy life….until later….Rhonda

  • Robby Parker

    Personal Travel Advisor

    My name is Robby Parker and my family, and I love everything Disney! I am a high school math teacher by day with 29 years’ experience, but I am always thinking about our next trip to Disney World!

    I reside in Asheville North Carolina. I am married with two children, Grace (12) and Emma (8). My love for Disney started many years ago but it really got started 8 years ago when my wife and I took our youngest daughter to Disney for the first time. I was able to see the wonderment and magic of Disney through my daughter’s eyes and that’s when I fell for Disney World hook, line, and sinker! My family travels to Disney World several times a year, and each trip is just as magical as the first.

    Over the years, vacation planning, especially to Disney World and Universal, has become somewhat of a passion of mine. Let me help you and your family discover the Magic of Disney by helping you plan your most magical vacation ever!

  • Shelley Bates

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My family looks forward to every vacation, especially a Disney vacation. I had my first Disney experience after graduating from college and could not wait to get back. Now my family likes unwind on one of the 4 cruise ships where we feel that we get a true family vacation with something for everyone.

    I look forward to planning your next vacation. Together we will work with your needs, wants and budget to build a magical experience. I will work with you from start to finish for Resort planning, park tickets, Dining recommendation, fast pass+ strategy and general questions.

  • Stephanie Bridges

    Personal Vacation Advisor- Team Leader

    1988 was the year Stephanie took her first vacation to Walt Disney World at the age of 2. Her love for Disney reflects in her life daily from the vintage attraction posters in her office to the Mickey Mouse watch on her wrist; Stephanie is always channeling her inner Disney.
    Stephanie and her husband Steven, live in Raleigh, NC with their cat Tabitha. Stephanie has taken annual and multi-year vacations to Walt Disney World, ventured out to Anaheim to the Disneyland Resort and sailed the high seas with Disney Cruise Line. Stephanie has also experienced many of Disney’s annual events such as Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival, Star Wars Weekends, Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festive and Special Ticket events like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
    With many years of Disney travel under her belt and a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, Stephanie has gained a wealth of Disney knowledge. From choosing a Disney Resort Hotel, getting the scoop on top rides and attractions and dining recommendations, Stephanie will work hard to provide advice and assist will every aspect of your Disney vacation while ensuring you make the most of your time at, “The Happiest Place on Earth.”
    In addition to Disney Destinations, Stephanie also has experience with Universal Orlando Resort Vacations, Sea World, Discovery Cove, Royal Caribbean and all-inclusive Sandals & Beaches Resorts.
    Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Dining Recommendations, Adult Trips, Honeymoons. Universal Orlando Resort, Royal Caribbean, Sandals/Beaches Resorts.

  • Stephanie Inch

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    My love for Disney began at a later age than most people. I went to Walt Disney World for the first time when I was 28 years old. My daughter was less than a year old. I wanted to experience Disney with my Mom before her dementia worsened. The decision to go in 2006 changed my life forever!

    In 2009 I returned to Walt Disney World with my husband, mother, and daughter. I could not wait to show him the parks and have him see for himself what I was so excited about once I arrived home from my first trip. Later in 2009 I went on my first Disney cruise to celebrate my in-law’s 40th wedding anniversary. I was hesitant to go since I get motion sickness. Again, this is a decision I will never regret! I couldn’t believe Disney magic was at-sea as well as on land! I was hooked!

    From there, we have visited the parks many times, mostly during holiday seasons since I was a teacher and that was the most convenient time to travel for us. We have also embarked on 8 magical Disney cruises and one non-Disney cruise and have a New Year’s Eve cruise planned for this December.

    Professionally, I have worked in EMS as a Paramedic for 12 years, taught elementary school for 5 years, and simultaneously worked for the YMCA as a lifeguard, lifeguard instructor, and swim instructor (for 17 years). My classroom was set up as a Mickey Mouse room and we were known as Mrs. Inch’s Imagineers. I have decided to return to the world of Emergency Medical Services. My family enjoys traveling and spending time together playing games or going on walks in our free time.

    I hope to help families plan their vacations and make memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Tiffany Wuzzardo

    Personal Vacation Advisor

    Tiffany grew up taking family vacations to Walt Disney World, but the Disney bug really didn’t bite until she married into a Disney-crazed family.

    When it was time to take her own kids to the Happiest Place on Earth, Tiffany dove headfirst into researching all the changes that had happened over the years, including how to make the most of advance dining reservations and FastPass+. She quickly became a master, learning a multitude of tips and tricks to make her family’s visits the best they could be and helping family and friends with their own trips along the way.

    As your MVP agent, Tiffany will give you that same level of attention and expertise to make your Disney trip, wherever the destination, a truly magical experience for you and your family.