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Melinda Freeman

Melinda is originally from Knoxville, TN but has lived in NC for the majority of her life. She is married to her very own Prince Charming Scott, is a “bonus” mom to two wonderful children, and a fur mama to their dog Cindy Lou. She has been vacationing at Disney since 1995 and it is by far her favorite place to be. She has participated in 2 RunDisney events including the Princess Half Marathon and the Wine & Dine 5k. She has experienced special events like Star Wars weekends, EPCOT’s Flower & Garden Festival, and Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival. She has also participated in multiple special ticket events over the years including Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Candlelight Processional and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. She has been known to say, “I love the magic that Disney creates and how when you are there, even if just for a moment, you forget about the outside world and can exist in the Happiest Place On Earth.” She loves helping orchestrate magical memories for her own family, has helped many other families do the same, and cannot wait to do so for yours as well. From choosing the perfect Disney Resort Hotel, getting the info on top rides/attractions and dining recommendations, Melinda will work hard to provide advice and assist with every aspect of your Disney vacation while ensuring you make the most of your time there. In addition to Disney Destinations, Melinda also has experience with Universal Orlando Resort Vacations, Sea World, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Dining Recommendations, Family & Kid Friendly Trips, Adult Trips, Honeymoons. Universal Orlando Resort, Royal Caribbean, NCL, All-Inclusive Resorts.

Melissa Dawn Johnson

My first trip to Disney World was in 1981 when i was just one years old. Going to the park became a tradition in our family as more siblings and cousins came along and I have so many amazing memories as a child being with my family in the many Disney parks and other vacation destinations around Orlando. Once I got married and we had children I knew we had to go as a family. Now I cherish the looks on their faces and love hearing the stories of the memories we are making.
While planning our family trip as an adult my love for Disney grew as I made it my mission to become as familiar as possible with the ever changing vacation destination and at the encouragement of my husband i began pursuing becoming a planner. My hope for you and your family is to plan the best trip you have ever taken and that working together we can make all your vacation dreams come true!

Misty Bumpurs

Hello! My name is Misty Bumpurs. I live in the very tiny town of Marquez, Texas. I have been married for 22 years and have 3 children. Maci, 21, Jenna, 20 and Brock, 16. I have been a hair stylist for 23 years and own my own business. I also have been the Cheer coach at my kids school for 17 years. My family and I have been Disney lovers for years. We vacation there multiple times a year along with Universal Studios. Vacations are a way to make so many wonderful memories and I am ready to help you have the most magical vacation yet!

Meaghan Diaz

Hello, my name is Meaghan Diaz! I am a newlywed, just married in November of 2021. My husband Spencer and I are residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We love our beautiful little town of Ocean Springs.

I’m a fur mom to my two kitties, Kodi and Binx. I’m a Special Education Teacher, 10 years and counting. And I’ve been a Disney super fan since I can remember!

My family always took regular vacations when I was growing up and many of them were to Disney World. My husband and I even honeymooned at Disney World. I’ve always enjoyed making new memories with family and friends, and vacations are the perfect way to do that! I’m so looking forward to helping others plan vacations and make wonderful memories as well!

Meagan Mckenzie

Do you love Disney, Universal and going cruising! You came to the right place. I’ve been to Disney a hand full of times and on a budget at that. It’s possible I want everybody to be able to experience a affordable vacation.

Monica Foster

Hello everyone! My name is Monica Foster. I’m a married, mother of 2 wonderful children. My love for Disney World started with my first trip at age 12. I was lucky enough to have went with my best friend and her mother. We created so many memories on that trip that I will always hold dear in my heart. I wanted my own family to be able to experience those memories. As a parent I have been traveling to Disney as many times as possible. I have fallen in love with planning vacations. I have wanted to be a travel agent for a long time. So here I am doing what I love!

I will be specializing in Disney vacations but not limiting to that. I can also help you plan Universal vacations, cruises, etc. I will work with you to explore options and build a customized plan. My goal for my clients is to eliminate the stress and time commitment that can go into planning a vacation, so you can focus on fun and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Melody Young

39 years ago I was born into an incredible family with amazing life values. Traveling was a must when it came to our summers. I traveled to 42 states by the time I was 13.

Family is everything to me. I can still remember the trips to Disney when I was growing up. Watching Tinker Bell fly down from the castle was my favorite part of the day! Not to mention the countless times I was so excited to see Minnie & Mickey. I think everyone young and old should get to experience the magic that you feel when being at Disney.

I starting dating the love of my life when I was just 21 years old. We have been together for 18 years (we were so young)! We have 2 dogs and those 3 are my world. We are hoping to be blessed with our own child very soon 🙂 so we can carry on some of our family traditions.

The Hubby and I travel the country for work and in our spare time travel some more! I love that we can share our love for adventure and seeing new places together. He is truly my partner in crime!

My family is everything to me. My parents have been together for 50 amazing years and set the bar very high! I have 3 wonderful brothers, 3 beautiful sister in laws and lets not forget about my 9 incredible nieces and nephews. I was also blessed with the best in laws too <3 When am not off traveling, I like to catch a football or hockey game while I am in town! We really love hosting Game nights and hanging with family and friends whenever possible. I hope to be able to help others take time out of their busy lives and go visit a magical place and forget about everything that doesn't include FUN!

Michael Hesselbirg

I’ve been a long time Disney World fan. My family and I have been traveling to Disney World a minimum of once a year since 2000. In 2019 we became Annual Passholders and visit the parks at least four times a year. When people hear of our Disney trips they always ask for advice on what to do, where to stay and any tricks that might help with their travels.
After having had my own business for 17 plus years and having to close it due to COVID, being a travel agent seems to be the next “adventure” for me to embark on.
I’m looking forward with helping people enjoy Disney as much as I have as well as other travel adventures.

Megan Fults

Hello! 🙂
My name is Megan Fults. I have been doing this since February of 2022. So, I’m new but I LOVE all things Disney and I also love planning vacations. I have planned my own and some for family and friends so I thought, why not keep doing this but if possible make some money at it. I’m also looking to travel more with my friends and family so this was another reason I chose to do this.

Makayla Spencer

Hello, I’m Makayla. I live in beautiful sunny central Florida. I have such a big passion for Disney and all theme parks that I decided to move to Florida to be closer to them. I’m an annual pass holder so I go to Disney every week to stay on top of all the new things Disney has to offer. Universal studios is also one of my favorite other parks Florida has to offer. Because my passion for the theme parks is so big I decided why not help others have such a magical vacation. With that being said I look forward to hearing from you!

Marta Santos

For me when I think of Walt Disney World I think of the most magical place in the world. Growing up in NYC, my parents didn’t have much, so I didn’t get to travel at all. Once I became an adult and meet my husband, he introduced me to traveling. Our first trip was to Orlando, Florida to visit his family. He made sure that every time we visit Florida, we visit a new park. First Park I visited was Animal Kingdom. Now we live in South Carolina, We move here two years ago. Since now we are only 6 hours away, we plan on visiting Disney every two months, so our grandchildren get to create amazing memories with us. I love creating new memories that will last a lifetime.

By joining the Magical Vacation Planner team, I will be able to help family create those amazing memories that will last a lifetime Let’s start planning your vacation and create new memories

Micah Evans

Micah is a stay-at-home mom of 2 sweet boys, located in central Ohio. She is passionate about helping others find their perfect vacation, and loves to travel herself! She will provide you with top-notch service when booking your trip, and is available to answer any questions you may have!

Marley Crane

I went to Disney World for the first time when I was seventeen years old. I remember being so excited about just walking on main street seeing all of the people, the castle, and the magic of Disney World. I absolutely love to travel in general and look forward to learning more and more each day! I look forward to being a part of each of my guests’ lives by helping them plan a vacation of a lifetime

Maureen Pippenger

Hello Everyone,
My name is Maureen Pippenger. I am originally from Massachusetts but have been living in Louisiana now for many years. I have a wonderful husband Jason , a 14 year old daughter Emma and a 13 year old son Maximus and, travel is my absolute favorite thing to do. I started planning vacations mostly for my family back in 2015. We have traveled to Europe , Costa Rica, Disney, Universal, Bermuda and the Bahamas and have taken multiple cruises and of course, we have traveled around the beautiful United States of America.

When I recently retired from my job after 20 years, I could not wait to do something different. I was tired of working a job that I had too versus a job that I wanted too and was passionate about. When the opportunity became available at MVP I jumped on it. I thought, OMG, how perfect is this job for me. I still get to do what I love for my family but, more importantly, now, I get to help others experience and create their own magic through travel. At MVP, I am doing the same thing that I had done on my own, but now I have access to more incredible opportunities and resorts with way better pricing!!! What more could anyone ask for!!!

Travel has become such an amazing part of my family that my kids can’t wait to find out where we are going next. Travel has improved our family dynamic and strengthened all of our relationships through these wonderful , one of a kind memories that we now share. My children have grown so much and have learned a ton about the world since we started traveling. Sometimes, I would think they were bored or not paying attention, only to have them say something or do something that showed me that their eyes and ears were always wide open!!!

I’m excited to share this new chapter of my life with you and to help you create your own magic with loads of incredible on of a kind memories. Doesn’t matter where you want to go, I am here to help!!!!!

I look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you plan your dreams.

Happy Travels
Maureen

Meredith Seibert

For as long as I can remember, travel has been a part of my life. I am passionate about selecting destinations and creating customized itineraries for your trip of a lifetime. Let’s start making your memories today!

Michelle Carnevale

Hi! I am Michelle and I want to help you plan your next magical vacation. I am married to a wonderful husband and a mother to two awesome children. I am a full time Speech Language Pathologist for over 17 years working with children.

I have been enjoying the magic of Disney since I was a little girl and watching the magic in my children’s eyes is amazing. The memories that we make during every visit will last a lifetime. There is always something new to experience, from the different rides, shows, restaurants and resorts. I love to not only share the magic with my children, but with those who never gone. Watching their eyes light up for the first time when entering a Disney park is an indescribable feeling. Even though we love Disney and travel there often, we also like to experience tropical islands and traveling to different states. Spending time with my family and making new memories are what I live for.

Let me help you make memories that will last a lifetime!

Melissa Hreczan

My name is Melissa and I have been a huge Disney fan since I was a little girl. I remember my first visit when I was 3 years old. The excitement I felt when I walked up to the castle for the first time has stayed with me my entire life. I have been lucky enough to take my children there for several vacations and I remember the look in their eyes as we walked into Magic Kingdom. It is the most incredible feeling as a parent. I want to give that happiness and joy to other families. I have also been on the Disney Cruise line as well and it is an experience like no other.
Let me help you make some amazing memories and have the same magical experience I had with my family!

Madison Lowe

Hi! I’m Madison a self proclaimed Disney adult and travel junkie from Kentucky. I am so excited to help my clients book vacations that will create memories for them and their families forever! Travel, especially to Disney, has always held a special place in my heart and gives me that warm fuzzy feeling of nostalgia. I can’t wait to create that for my clients! As a former Disney Cast Member, I have great connections to keep the inside scoop and help my clients get the best deals and have the best experience. I look forward to assisting you or your family when planning your next special trip!

Mary Ragoonanan

Hi! I’m Mary.

Welcome to my Magical Vacation website. I’m a certified travel agent, I love to travel with my family and friends, & also love helping others with their next magical dream vacation. So if you are in need of help from a travel professional in finding a great vacation deal on cruises or getaway, you are in the right place. Now you have someone who will take care of your plannings and make things easier for you.

Michelle McDuff

I’m a wife and mother of 7 children from blending families. I love travel from the moment I start planning a vacation, to the vacation itself, to returning home so I can begin planning the next vacation. I love visiting all of the Disney World theme parks in Orlando. I have cruised extensively in the Caribbean and am planning my first trip to Hawaii. I am excited to share my love of travel and planning to help others plan their dream vacations to have the magical experiences I have shared with my family.

Meghan Hyland

Hello! My name is Meghan Hyland. I am happily married with two teenagers! Time has flown by so fast, and I will never forget all of the memories we have made together! Especially the Disney Vacation ones. I have been traveling since I was born! My mom loved seeing new places, so we always took at least one trip a year. My first trip was when I was 1. We went to Disney World! It was so magical, even 40 years ago. Since I am old, I have been trying to take my husband and our kids again. We have also traveled to many US and overseas locations. During these trips, we have various ages with us. Usually, My Granma (90’s), My Mom (70’s), My husband (’40s), and me (40’s). My Teenaged daughter is disabled and has multiple medical problems. We have been able to circumvent a lot of the problems with traveling. We are definitely a family-oriented and disability-aware company! We have gained so much knowledge in our travels and we would love to share them with you and create a Magical Vacation Plan, let us be your MVP!

Melissa Gray

Melissa Gray is a Certified Teacher whose passion for travel, Disney, and all things sun and sand led her to want to share those experiences with others as a vacation travel planner with Magical Vacation Planners. With six grandchildren of her own, Melissa knows planning family vacations can be stressful, time-consuming, and costly. She will work with you and your family as if they are her own to ensure your vacation is one filled with magical moments and priceless memories. One of the greatest gifts we can give our children and family is time spent together. Melissa can help you make the most of that time by taking the headache out of the planning stage so all you have to do is create memories that will last a lifetime.

Melaine Nelson

I am a wife and mom that loves Disney immensely!

Disney Vacations are my specialty, but I also work with other great destinations such as Universal Orlando, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, & Sandals/Beaches Resorts just to name a few.

I love knowing I can help vacation planning for my clients and all they have to do is show up and have fun!

I would love the opportunity to plan your vacation & help create a lifetime of magical memories! I will help you create a customized vacation that’s just right for you and your budget.

My goal is to help you enjoy your vacation and have lasting memories along the way!

Michelle Harwood

Hello and thanks for taking the time to read my bio! My name is Michelle and I absolutely adore everything Disney. My love for Disney began when I was really young. My family would take yearly excursions down to Walt Disney World. I always enjoyed my yearly visits with Goofy!! As an adult, I have visited Walt Disney World with my son and enjoy seeing all the things through his young eyes. We live in Arizona so we spend most of our time at Disneyland and California Adventure. I also have adore Universal Orlando and have had a couple of recent trips since the pandemic. I am a big foodie and enjoy trying new foods at all of the theme parks and surrounding areas. I love Character Dining, so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! Finally, I have a child with special needs and have used the DAS system in both California and Florida. If you need information about this, also please let me know. If I don’t know the answer to a question that you have, I will work hard to find whatever information that you need! This is your time! Let me do all the work planning so that you can relax and focus on the important parts of a vacation!

Melissa Kitchens

I began traveling later in life and didn’t actually travel to Walt Disney World until I was 21 and then from that point it became an annual event with my family every February. As my children got older we then began to expand our travel to other destinations. While our trips no longer just take place in February my husband and I continue to love to travel with our two boys (and without them….shhh!)

We have two boys, our oldest is 18 and our youngest is 16. I have experienced Walt Disney World many times in many ways. I have been that first timer, a mother with young children, a school group chaperone, spouse, and just a fun loving young adult living my best life.

I love travel and the leg work that comes with it. So let me help you make new memories with your family, plan that couples getaway or just a girls/guys trip.

Michelle Modesto

Michelle is a travel enthusiast and loves spending time vacationing with her family. She has been all over the US and Western Europe but still dreams of spending her vacations at Walt Disney World! Michelle spends her free time staying up to date with all things Disney, including Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Her customer service skills have been honed by her real estate career, and she is very excited to help you plan your next dream vacation!

Micheal Felker

Micheal is passionate about helping you and your family make meaningful and magical memories while on vacation. When we change our PACE and change our PLACE… we can experience a profound change of PERSPECTIVE. Micheal is ready to listen, ask questions, and help you put together the vacation package of your dreams. Make you next vacation the one you and your family talk about for years and years… or at least until we book your next adventure!

Matt Apter

Matt has been in the travel industry his entire professional life. As a tour director in New York City, Matt has shows guests of all ages and nationalities around the Big Apple via the subway and sidewalks, on double-decker buses and water taxis, and from the top of 1 World Trade Center.

Like his guests, Matt’s love of travel has taken him around the world. From a study-abroad semester in the Czech Republic to a month-long trip down under and a 7-week road trip across the USA, travel has taught Matt about the world and himself.

The one constant in Matt’s travel life has been Orlando, specifically Walt Disney World. Yearly family trips led to frequent visits with his fiancee, and no matter where else he goes, Florida always feels like home. Now, Matt is thrilled to share his love of Disney and themed destinations with his guests from New York and beyond!

Meghan Drew

I come from a small town in Oregon and one of my biggest desires is to travel the world.

I have a family of six, so planning our next family vacation full of fun and adventure on a budget is always the goal. When it comes to planning any of my vacations, I always want to make the most out of it and create life long memories.

I have traveled to Italy, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, New York, and Hawaii. Along with many closer to home destinations like Vegas, Disneyland, and Seattle. I have planned family vacations, girls trips, couple getaways, and group trips.

My favorite things to do are bake desserts and plan my next vacation. I am always on the look out for the next place to go or things to go do.

Meredith Sims

Hello everyone!

My name is Meredith Sims and I am here to help you with every question and need you may have to make your Disney and Universal Studios vacation one you won’t forget. I absolutely love all things Disney and Universal Studios and am so excited to share my knowledge with you and your family; the memories made will last a lifetime! It gives me great pleasure to know that I will be a small part of your “Magical” vacation. ☺️

I look forward to hear from you!

Kind regards,

Meredith

Martha Carl

I live in the Southeastern area of Michigan with my amazing boys and husband. I have been traveling to Disney since I was a year old and not just a huge fan of Disney but a fan of traveling in general. During one of my most recent trips to Disney in November of 2019 my husband and I were able to have the most magical wedding at Walt Disney World! Disney and traveling is an annual event for our family! From Hawaii to Disney to local weekend vacations and everything in between I have a vast knowledge of all sorts of travel. Solo trip, family trip or a group trip I love getting to help plan memories that you will remember for a life time!

McKennah Edmunds

McKennah is a Texas A&M graduate and is thankful to be your personal vacation planner! With Disney World, Disneyland and cruise line experience, she is looking forward to planning your vacation on your budget. Her primary goal is to give you a quality and stress free booking process so that you can focus on making lasting memories with the vacation of your dreams!

Madison Flores

Hello, I’m Madison!
I am from San Antonio Texas, and I love Disney and love to travel. I am new to the business, but I would want nothing more then to help you plan your most magical vacation! My goal in this industry is to help people who think it is not plausible for them to travel. If you need a vacation and do not know where to start, just give me a call and allow me to give you a hand in planning a vacation to remember!

Matt Thompson

My name is Matt Thompson and I love to help families and individuals plan magical vacations. Making memories is so important as well as seeing the world. I’m here to ensure you have a great experience and be as engaged as you want to be in the planning process. My clients will tell you I am organized and very quick to respond. Oh, and also I am a Disney fanatic! I specialize in all things Disney, Universal, all-inclusive resorts, and cruising.

Maddie Bradley

Maddie has always had a love for Disney ever since she was a little girl. Her passion for Disney earned her the privilege to work for the Walt Disney Company as a Cast Member, and now she’s part of Magical Vacation Planner. In addition to Disney, Maddie is certified to plan your cruises and other theme park vacations. Maddie wants to help you create the most magical vacation ever!
With her experience, knowledge, and positive attitude; you can be confident your vacation is in good hands. So give Maddie a call today at 816-805-5582. She wants to help you make your vacation dreams come true.

Michelle Champion

My love for Disney began with my first Disney Trip. I realized that Disney is not only a magical place for children, but it is also a magical place for adults. When I walked through the gates of Magic Kingdom, I was transformed into my childhood dreams of being a princess.
I now could see through the eyes of my son the pure joy of make believe and to see the characters I had pretended to be. They were standing before me ready to bring to life all the stories. Disney gives you joy of what you have wanted to do and now could.
I have had the opportunity of planning our multi-family vacations to Disney World for a party of 12. I am well versed in navigating Fast Passes and Dinning Reservations for large parties.
Everything about Disney is phenomenal, but my most favorite part of Disney is the family memories that are made and remembered.
Simply put, Disney makes our family smile.
These magical memories have inspired me to use my knowledge of Disney to help other families create magical memories that will last a lifetime.
I also look forward to becoming well versed in Universal Studios and Carnival Cruise line.

Mara Greenstein

Mara has loved Disney and traveling ever since she was a child. It was her love of planning and her knowledge of all things Disney that got her the chance to be part of Magical Vacation Planner. Being a part of MVP, Mara now has more access to even more travel destinations. Mara is also certified to plan your next big adventure. Whether it’s a theme park vacation, cruises, or getaways, she is here for you. When she is not trip planning she is expanding her knowledge, and staying up to date on what all of her travel partners have to offer. Your trip planning with her is not over until you’re back home safe and sound. She will always be there to make sure you have the best vacation possible.
So send Mara a message today. She will take your wants, needs, and desires and make you a magical vacation. Her attention to detail, problem solving skills, “can do” attitude and optimistic personality make Mara a great person to work with. She will treat your vacation as if it were her own! Make your next big adventure a reality and have Mara help you get there.

Thanks
Mara

Marianela Lugo

As a mom, I get very excited about planning family vacations and would love to help you create Magical Memories. My passion for Disney, personal knowledge from living close to World Disney World, and attention to little details make me the great planning partner that you need. You can think of me as your personal fairy godmother, here to make all your wishes come true.

When you are ready to plan a trip contact me!

Como mamá me emociona mucho planificar vacaciones familiares y me encantaría ayudarte a crear memorias mágicas. Mi pasión por Disney, mi conocimiento personal por vivir muy cerca de “World Disney World”, y atención a los pequeños detalles hace que yo sea la compañera de planificación que necesita. Puedes pensar en mi como tu ada madrina personal, aquí para hacer tus sueños realidad.

Cuando estés listo para planificar tu viaje, contáctame!

Matthew Ricci

I have grown up with Disney being a huge part of my life. It has always been something that brings my family and I together. Traveling and exploring new places has always been something that excites me! Every year I try to see something new, whether that requires a full vacation or a short weekend getaway. I’ve been to Disney world 20+ times and I have visited Disney Land, California. As much as I love to travel, my favorite part about vacationing is actually planning the trip. I love to learn about the vacation spot and know all of my options prior to travel. All of my friends and family would ask me for advice when booking a trip and assisting them is something that I have found a passion doing! I am so excited to help you plan the perfect trip and make amazing memories!

Meagan Gardner

Howdy from Texas! I am a mother of two beautiful girls, but still a kid at heart when it comes to Disney. I love to travel and especially love to cruise. I am constantly planning my next trip and have traveled to Disneyworld numerous times, Disneyland, and sailed on all four Disney cruise ships. I love all things Disney and have helped family and friends plan their trips for years.

What is a vacation planner and why do you need one?

I am a trained Disney vacation planner, Universal Orlando Resort Specialist, and certified to book most major cruise lines and all-inclusive resorts. Basically a vacation planner handles all the details of your trip. There is no cost or markup for my services when you book your vacation through me and your payments still go directly to Disney or the place where you are traveling.

Disney parks and cruises are my area of expertise and personal favorite way to vacation. Let me use my experience to help you plan and organize everything so you can just enjoy yourself. There are so many details on a Disney vacation, but the magic is in those details. Resorts, dining reservations, character experiences, fast passes, attractions, Magical Express, transportation, and itinerary tips are all areas that I have extensive knowledge and can help you with. I’ll handle everything so you don’t have to spend time on the phone with Disney or on the internet researching. Even if you have been to Disney before, it is always changing and there are many things I can help you with.

My goal is to take the stress out of the vacation process and help you create memories that will last a lifetime! If Disney is not for you, I can also help you plan for many other destinations.

Contact me with any questions and let me know how I can help you: [email protected] or cell# (281)352-9803.

Megan LaMaster

Hi. My name is Megan LaMaster. I reside in Indiana with my husband and 2 children. I have a passion for my family and for travel. One of my favorite things about being a Travel Advisor is helping people create lifelong memories with their loved ones. I love helping create their dream vacation, seeing photos during their travel, and hearing about their adventures when they return.

“Traveling-It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
-Ibh Battuta

Marissa D Boone

Hi there,
I’m Marissa and one thing I am really passionate and knowledgeable about is all things Disney! My friends, family and boyfriend’s family know me as a Disney nut. I’ve learned a lot of tips and tricks through my many vacations to both Disneyland and Disney World and now I want to share the magic I’ve learned with you.
My love for Disney started at a very young age while spending summers with family in California who are also huge Disney fans and who took me to the parks while I was there. Now they have moved to Florida so I go to Disney World every excuse I can get. Aside from Disney I also love traveling and seeing the world, spending time with my amazing family and boyfriend, and just enjoying all life has to offer.
I know how stressful planning an unforgettable vacation can be, so let me take the worry and stress out of the planning and help you and your loved ones create magical memories for a lifetime. I also know that no two people are the same, so let my attention to detail help make your vacation what YOU want.

Mary Dawson

Hi everyone, my name is Mary. I’m from Maryland’s beautiful Eastern shore. I’m so excited to help you plan a vacation of your dreams. I first went to Disney World in 2000 with my family and of course, loved it. Fast forward a few years to 2014 when my son was 3 we took our first family trip of our own and the rest is history. Disney planning is my passion and I love staying on top of the latest happenings in and around the parks. I’m thrilled to be able to use my knowledge and passion of travel in helping you have magical vacation.

Morgan Huffer

Hi! I’m Morgan and I’d love to bring some magic into your life. My love for Disney and traveling started very young. Growing up playing sports provided the opportunity to travel to not only Disney World but also many other places for competitions. As I grew up I knew I would go out of my way to keep Disney magic in my life. There is no greater feeling than walking down Main Street seeing the castle and feeling like you’re home.

Let me help you plan your magical vacation, wherever that may be. Fill your life with adventures.

Michelle Santora

Michelle not only has a passion for all things Disney, she also loves to plan! Those two things combined make her the perfect person to plan you magical vacation! Whether you are celebrating a special day, or vacationing “just because,” you can put your faith and trust in Michelle that she will use her pixie dust to make your vacation a magical one.

Melanie Liu

Melanie has loved Disney vacations since she was a little girl, which led her to work as a Walt Disney World cast member for nearly two years! She joined MVP to help others plan amazing vacations by sharing her expertise and enthusiasm for Disney travel and other destinations as well. Her personal favorite aspects of her own Disney Vacations typically involve food, and she loves the seasonal offerings that can make a trip extra memorable!

While Walt Disney World is her main area of expertise, she has also traveled to Disneyland, Hawaii, Europe, and the Caribbean, sailing on Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival.

Melissa Lapaglia

Hello! My name is Melissa Lapaglia and I have been a Magical Vacation Planner since October of 2019, after moving from the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA to sunny Florida! I retired as an Executive Administrator of a family owned and operated business. I am happily married to my best friend. My husband and I have been together for over 30+ years!
My decision to become a Travel Advisor came from my passion for Walt Disney World. The first time I walked onto Mainstreet, USA, I was an adult, but I had every child-like feel there was! I knew then that I wanted other people to have that same feeling: The butterflies in your stomach and the pure amazement of the unexpected!
That quickly turned into a love for travel. I love seeing new places, exploring the unknown, connecting with locals, supporting their culture, and loving island life! I’m a Caribbean girl at heart!
Whether your choice is a Theme Park, a cruise ship, an all-inclusive getaway, or a tropical island escape, I will make sure you feel that wonderment from the start of your vacation through the many years to come! Helping to create life-long memories is what I love to do!
I value every relationship I have built with my clients. I enjoy getting to know them personally so I can put those special touches to use in a way that fits their vacation needs.
The difference between booking on your own or using an Advisor is simple. I will be your advocate. I will be your contact person. I am here for you before, during, and after your travels. I am only ever a phone call away.

Megan Hendley

Hello, I am Megan Hendley. I am from a small town in Southern Georgia. I would love to help anyone and everyone plan their most magical vacation. I have always loved Disney. My first experience with Walt Disney World was during Disney’s Night of Joy. It was within the past few years that my love of Disney finally brought us back to WDW. My husbands first trip to Disney was only a couple of years ago. Since that day, we can not stop going, even becoming Annual Passholders. My favorite rides include Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, and Expedition Everest in Animal Kingdom. Any time I go on a trip to Disney, I have to catch a show and enjoy my favorite treat, Dole Whip. I am not just passionate about Disney, I love all types of travel.

Melanie Brown

Hi, my name is Melanie Brown, and I am exceptionally excited to begin vacation planning for you or you and your family. I love helping others an helping them have a wonderfully smooth vacation experience.
I am a Christian, a mother, daughter, wife and hard worker who enjoys helping others. I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama and my Masters of CJ Administration from Troy University.
I have visited and enjoyed vacations at Disney World over 35 times. I am always looking fro insider tips, new attractions and what best suites each individual guest. I live within driving distance to Walt Disney World, and would love to help you have a great vacation.
I am dedicated to working hard for you and your vacation crew. I am an excellent listener, and am eager to plan wonderful vacations for you.
I hope you have a Blessed day!
Thanks,
Melanie Brown

Megan Quance

My first trip to Disney World was when I was 3 years old. I have always LOVED all things Disney. We are Disney Vacation Club members and try to go to Disney World every couple of years, especially now that we have a son, who also loves all things Disney! Even if you’ve been to Disney 20 times, nothing compares to seeing it through your child’s eyes! It will make Disney even more magical (I’m sure you never thought that could be possible)! Don’t have kids? Not a problem! Disney World and its affiliates is definitely not just for kids! There is so much to enjoy as an adult as well, such as EPCOT’s World Showcase, Animal Kingdom, or some of the behind the scenes tours. Or, as an adult, you may be like me. I am a kid at heart, which is part of why I love the magic of Disney and going to Disney World so much. Every time I go to Disney World, I see something new, some new detail that I never saw before that just enhances the experience beyond the excitement of the shows, the rides, and the characters. I was blessed enough to find a man who feels the same way, and we spent our dream honeymoon at Disney World. He loves Disney as much as I do! We are both fanatics that can quote you movies and songs and tell you random trivia about the movies, resorts, and parks. Even as a child, I was the one that my friends went to in order to ask advice or information about all things Disney and Disney World. As an adult, they still do so, and they even sometimes send their acquaintances to seek advice from me when planning a trip, whether it’s about resorts, restaurants, dining plans, parks, tickets, entertainment, or attractions. I have stayed at all of the moderate resorts myself, and while I have only stayed at a few of the deluxe resorts and villas, I have visited all of them and viewed the accommodations. I also have experience with 90% of all the attractions currently available at Walt Disney World and so can give you first-hand descriptions of each experience. I have been to all of the night-time shows and parades and can tell you where to find the best seats. I can also give you tips on how to beat the summer heat and storms or how to manage FastPasses and the My Disney Experience App. I have dined at several upscale and quick-service restaurants at Disney from Victoria and Albert’s to Casey’s Corner and everything in-between, so whether your interest is in cheap, family-friendly eats or romantic ambience, I can help! I have always loved how the magic of Disney can make dreams come true…now let me help you make your dreams of Disney come true!

Matthew Scalici

Matt spent the better part of his childhood growing up in Orlando and spent every minute he could exploring Walt Disney World with his family. Now living in Birmingham, Alabama, Matt has made regular vacations to Walt Disney World a tradition with his own wife and children and he’s ready to put his lifelong fascination and experience with Walt Disney World to work for you and your family’s vacation needs.

Whether you’re planning a trip for yourself, a group of friends, or a family with kids of any age, Matt will work with you to help come up with the perfect plan that suits your needs and gives you the advice and perspective you need on what to do if things don’t go according to plan.

Meghan Gardner

Traveling has always been my biggest passion. Walt Disney World has always been my favorite destination!! I became enthralled with the Disney Company during the many family vacations we took since I was a kid. I took this love to the next level by participating in the Walt Disney World College Program where I became immersed in Disney’s history and overall traditions. There was no greater feeling than making magic for the countless families and guests that I encountered every day. My excitement only grew from there.

After getting married, I was able to share this Disney love with my husband and we ultimately became Annual Passholders. We enjoy our time by checking off every Walt Disney World attraction and restaurant (or at least as many as our stomaches can handle!) on property! Not only do I relish in taking in the history of all of the parks, but I love to keep up to date on new changes on property and check them out each time we visit.

One of my favorite things to do is try the add-on experiences that Disney offers. Some of my favorites include EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival demonstrations and events, Mickey’s Holiday Parties at Magic Kingdom, and my absolute favorite: RunDisney events!!

Within the Disney company, I have visited all four Walt Disney World Resort parks in Florida, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in California, and Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris. Outside of Disney, I love to travel internationally to Europe (including Spain, Germany, Italy, England, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, and France), staying at Sandals Ochi in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and cruising to places like the Bahamas and Mexico.

I can not wait to help you put together your family’s next vacation and help make it the most Magical Experience you have ever had!

Michele Berroth

Welcome! My name is Michele Berroth and I have been a travel advisor since 2019. I have experience booking parks, cruises, all inclusive resorts and trips around the globe. I am most proud to be an IBCCES Certified Autism Travel Professional.

Although I currently live in AZ, I have lived in many different states in the US as well as Australia and Spain. My father and then my husband were in the US Air Force., both now retired. My son is now in the Air Force too. I have 2 adult children and 6 grandchildren. I belong to 4 dogs.

My passion for travel began when my father-in-law passed away shortly before he was due to retire. My in-laws had all these plans for travel but saved the for after retirement. This moment was lost forever and my mother-in-law never travelled. This inspired my husband and I to do as much traveling as we can and I found myself helping more and more people follow their travel dreams and stay within budget.

My hobbies include traveling (of course), scuba diving, wine pairing, and spending time with my family.

Michelle Wiest

Hi, my name is Michelle and I am a mom of one, and a HUGE Disney fan! I love the Disney Parks and would love to help you plan your very own Magical Family Vacation. I will be able to service you in multiple vacation options once I am certified and trained in other areas other than Disney.

There are no addition fees for my services, Let me take the stress out of your vacation planning, so all you have to do is enjoy your vacation!

Melissa Stephenson

Howdy Y’all. As you can guess from my greeting, I am a Texan. I have lived in San Antonio for 27 years. I love Texas and the U.S.A.

I am so in love with everything Disney. Whether it be taking my niece to Disneyland at Christmas or relaxing as I put together Thomas Kinkade Disney puzzles. Disney is truly my “Happiest Place”. When my brother and I were young children our parents would take us to Disney World every summer. That is where I fell in love with Disney. I have also traveled to many wonderful cities in the United States and other countries. I have sailed with Royal Caribbean numerous times to beautiful destinations.

As you might have guessed, Traveling & Vacationing are my hobbies. I enjoy planning our family vacations, whether it is on a Caribbean Cruise or going to the “Big Apple”. Family is very important to me as well as making their vacations memorable. That is why I will make your vacation amazing.

Megan Lemke

Megan has been traveling to Disney since the age of 7 and falls more in love with the magic after every visit. Megan’s family has been a part of the Disney Vacation Club and Annual Passholders throughout the years. She has fully taken over planning all of her friends and family’s trips to Disney and now she is ready to expand her clientele and spread the magic for even more families. Disney truly creates magic for everyone who visits no matter their age and Megan is quite excited to help create some magic!

Megan Parsons

I was 8 years old the first time I went to Walt Disney World. After that, Disney was in my blood. My family and I were able to visit Walt Disney World every other year. While I attended college at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, I participated in the Walt Disney World College Program. Shortly after college graduation, I moved to Orlando. I worked for Disney for 22 years; everything from Front Desk, Itinerary Planner, Merchandise, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings to the Disney Cruise Line. I have visited Walt Disney World & Disneyland many times. I love experiencing the new attractions, resorts and restaurants! I have also been on many Disney Cruises. I’ve visited over 15 countries in Europe (with a trip to Disneyland Paris). I love planning my family trips. I would love to help your family trips magical!

Maria Seda

I’m Maria Seda, and I’m excited to team up with
clients to assist in making the vacation planning
process much easier. I will use my expertise to
build the perfect vacation for you, your family and
friends. I have nearly 35 years’ experience in
planning countless vacations to Walt Disney World,
Disneyland, Disney Cruises Lines, Adventures By
Disney and all other aspects of Disney…Just ask
me anything! I can help you maximize your time in
the park so you can experience ALL the Magic!
When I’m not planning vacations for myself and
others, I enjoy a nice glass of wine, help with family
& friends with budgeting/financial advice, reading,
cross stitching, going to concerts, community
theaters and especially love to get into my comfy
clothes and cuddle with my two dogs Herbert and Ollie.

I know I can help you experience the Magic of
Disney with your family and friends that will bring
you a lifetime of memories!!

In addition to Magical Disney vacations…I can help plan Universal Parks & Resorts, Norwegian Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Virgin Voyages, misc. hotel and air travel and countless all-inclusive resorts.

“The era we are living in today is a dream coming
true.”
~ Walt Disney

Misty Craig

HI, My name is Misty and I have a passion for all things Disney. I have been to Disney many times and I have loved every moment there. I have enjoyed taking many family vacations to the most magical place on earth! I have been taking my kids since they were little and even though they are grown now, the magic still never stops. Nothing can compare to that first moment when you walk in and see the breathtaking view of the castle. I have enjoyed helping others plan their vacations to Walt Disney World. Helping others plan their magical vacation is just like me being there with them. I have a great passion for Disney and can not wait to start helping you plan the most magical vacation you will ever have!

Missy DeLong

Missy’s first trip to Walt Disney World wasn’t until 2015, but it was instantly love at first sight. The level of quality and true magic were like anything she had ever experienced before and she knew she and her family would never want to settle for anything less in a vacation experience. She and her husband love seeing the magic through their children’s eyes! She has two sons and one daughter whom all look forward to each and every Disney vacation! She has helped several friends and family plan their magical Disney vacations and would love to help others experience the magic as well!

Matt Wright

I like to think of our family vacations as an adventure. It starts with the planning stage 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”? To my family, it’s a place of magic, excitement, laughter and leaving our worries behind. 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 12 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 details 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. My family and I enjoy camping, walking our two doodles and just making memories together. Take the leap and go for the adventure. I would be honored to help you plan your vacation.

Mindy Goldman

“Better to experience something once, than hear about it a thousand times.”
I have made many magical memories in Walt Disney World. My earliest memory is from my very first trip while visiting EPCOT. While enjoying the Captain EO 3D attraction, I tried my hardest to catch Captain EO’s tiny sidekick, Fuzzball. Since that trip, I have achieved Galactic Hero status with Buzz Lightyear, stood in awe as my son completed his Jedi Training, helped pilot an X-2 Deep Space Shuttle on a training mission, and joined the ranks of Ikran Makto, the Na’avi Banshee Riders.
My love for Disney continues to grow as I have become an Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club member. I am looking forward to all the new Disney memories I will be able to create with my family.
My travels have also taken me outside of Walt Disney World. I have visited Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, to fulfill my dream of visiting Hogwarts. I have explored the Caribbean on various cruises, visited the Island of Hawaii and even toured parts of Europe.
Let me help you find the destination of your dreams for a vacation you will remember for a lifetime.

Mary Dade Ford

Mary Dade LOVES to travel. She is obsessed with planning vacations and is thrilled to be able to help others plan their dream vacations! From Disney World to Disneyland, cruises, Beaches, Europe, and the U.S., she has traveled extensively and has much knowledge to share with her clients.

She had the wonderful opportunity to work for Walt Disney World for almost a year in the Disney College Program (DCP) and has so much wonderful insider information to share with you! After working for Walt Disney World, her love for all things Disney is at an all-time high. She grew up going to Disney World with her family and spent many wonderful vacations at Disney prior to her acceptance to the DCP. Mary Dade is ready to help you plan your vacation by taking the stress and worry out of your planning so you can relax and enjoy yourself!

Megan Arning

Megan has been a regular visitor to Walt Disney World before she can even remember. She runs in the Princess Half Marathon every year as well as taking frequent trips with friends and family on the off-race months. After being lucky enough to participate in the Disney College Program her sophomore year, she knew her love and knowledge for Disney could be put to greater use than just for her friends and family when planning their vacations. Thus, she joined the Magical Vacation Planner team in a desire to create magical and memorable vacations for everyone!

Megan enjoys creating personalized experiences for everyone she meets, whether it be a first-time Disney goer or seasoned park hopper! She is willing to plan each and every aspect of your trip, or able to show you the ropes and make suggestions that will fit your family’s needs. While planning a vacation can sometimes be stressful, Megan is here to take the edge off and make sure you keep your excitement level at a high for your trip to the most magical place on earth!

While Walt Disney World is her second home, Megan was able to visit Disneyland for her first time three years ago and recalls it as one of her most memorable trips. Being able to experience walking down the original Main Street that Walt Disney once walked down as well was a feeling she’ll never forget!

Madison West

Hello! My name is Madison and I love all things Disney! I took my first trip to Walt Disney World in the Ninth Grade to compete in the NASP World Archery Tournament, hosted at the ESPN Wide World of Sports! This is when my inner love for Disney came to life, and I have been back to visit every year since, which now makes NINE YEARS! I have also been on a Disney Cruise on the Disney Dream!

My favorite activities at Walt Disney are eating Mickey Mouse shaped cookies (the size of my head), getting as many possible Photo Ops with characters, touring the World Showcase at Epcot, riding Splash Mountain, and being surrounded by all of the Magic Disney has to offer! I have been to several special events at Walt Disney World including: International Flower and Garden Festival, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

I love to share the Magic of Disney, and I would absolutely love to share it with you! Give me a call, or email me and we will start planning your Magical Vacation!

Melanie Nellos

Melanie’s love for Disney started at Disneyland as a child. When she was in high school she went to Walt Disney World for the first time. Her real passion for Disney started in college when she had the opportunity to be in the Walt Disney World College Program and worked at the now Hollywood Studios for a semester. She was there with her now husband, who is also a huge Disney fan. Now their 3 kids can’t get enough Disney! Melanie worked in corporate America for a long time and has co-owned a business with her husband. Her dream was to always have a job doing something with Disney and now it has come true.

Melanie is an expert in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World as she lives in Arizona and visits both parks frequently. She is so passionate about Disney and her goal is to make everyone’s experience at Disney a Magical one. She is great at helping people plan their days, fast passes, what rides in what order, dining, etc. Melanie’s goal is to leave every little detail to her, and make it a worry, stress free vacation for her guests!! Melanie also has great experience in multi-generational trips with grandparents, parents, kids. Melanie’s knowledge goes beyond the 2 Disney parks. She also loves Disney cruises, and Adventures by Disney. She can also help you with Beaches, Sandals, Royal Caribbean and Carnival.

Melanie is looking forward to helping make all of your vacation dreams come true!!

Marisa Jackson

Are you ready to plan an unforgettable vacation full of magic and fantasy? Get ready! An amazing vacation is coming your way. My name is Marisa and I have a true passion for everything Disney. Each time I visit Walt Disney World, the feeling of excitement and anticipation is indescribable. I love the light in everyone’s eyes, young and old, as we take our stroll through the parks. The laughter, delicious smells of food, squeals of riders on attractions, and the beautiful world of Disney always creates long lasting memories. Walt Disney World is a place where dreams come true and imaginations run wild!

Walt Disney World and Disneyland are forever changing and I love experiencing something new every time I visit. From trying new Disney resorts to looking for a new restaurant to enjoy, I am in awe by each and every new experience. Some of my most magical memories come from visiting Aulani and embarking on Disney cruises. My wide variety of travels with Disney gives me the knowledge to offer great recommendations when it comes to resorts, dining, attractions, and more.

I always look forward to planning fabulous vacations, so others can feel the magic which Disney creates. I have planned family and friends’ vacations since 2006. These trips have included groups of 4 to 20 and from ages 6 months to a youthful 85 years young. Whether it’s a group of 2 or 20, let the details of planning your vacation fall on my shoulders. With my help, I will cover every detail to provide you with a vacation full of magic and fantasy.

“Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.”
~ Walt Disney Company

Destinations: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa, Universal Orlando, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruise Line, and Sandals & Beaches Resorts

Areas of Focus: Planning for small and large groups, Planning for all ages, Ticket Recommendations, Dining Recommendations, Resort Recommendations, Special Tours, My Disney Experience App, FastPass+ Selections, and Ride/Show Recommendations

Melinda Holbrook

“Welcome home” and “All Aboard” are two of my favorite phrases to hear! I am a mother of two children and I grew up reciting every word to every Disney song, and my love for Disney continues to grow. I started planning Disney trips/cruises when my youngest was a year old, and each trip has gotten longer and added more family, as well as magic! My favorite restaurant at Walt Disney World is O’hana at the Polynesian Resort, my favorite ride is Expedition Everest in Animal Kingdom, and the only thing tastier than a Mickey ice cream bar is a giant Mickey cookie.

I enjoy planning trips for others because I love adding that magic to people’s trips. Hearing people share their vacation stories and knowing I was able to assist them in making their dreams come true is so rewarding!

Whether planning a trip for one or forty-one for all age groups- I am here to help make the process smooth and fun! I can assist you with planning the perfect size/budget trip!

From hotel reservations, seasonal offerings, magical extras, FastPasses, ride recommendations, to dining options- I am here for you! Packing list ideas, stroller rentals, grocery delivery- I have you covered!

Destinations: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Lines, Adventures by Disney, Disney Aulani, Universal Studios, Royal Caribbean, Sandals and Beaches Luxury Inclusive Resorts

Mark Ambrose

I am a single father of 1 teenager who is on course to graduate from high school in the Spring of 2026. My son and I like to travel together to the Disney Parks (I like Disney World more, he likes Disneyland more) quite often and are Magic Key and Annual Passholders for both coasts. We also enjoy visiting other theme parks and have had incredible times at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida where we get our roller coaster fix every time we visit!

We also both have visited the island of Maui multiple times and visit family who live there whenever we get a chance; it is truly paradise if you have never been! Another popular destination I have been to is Las Vegas where there is never short of something to see or do. It literally is a town that never sleeps and is always has an adventure waiting around every corner. When visiting there, the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon are MUST SEE attractions that you will not regret; I sat on a boulder staring into the Grand Canyon for over a hour and then took a helicopter ride into the canyon…it was a life changing experience!

We both also enjoy cruising and visiting as many countries as we can since we both just got our passports during the middle of the pandemic. We are schedule to set sail on our very first Disney cruise together in July 2022 aboard the Disney Dream and we could not be both more excited!

With over 20 years in customer support and sales, I have spent almost my entire career helping others solve problems and get things done. Combine my love and passion to travel all the time mixed with helping others and you have a recipe for a MVP agent who not only cares about you and your vacation being a great success, but will also make sure that everything is taken care of before, during, and after you return home. All of my guests who have booked a trip with me over the years have always returned home with magical memories that will last a lifetime and nothing but rave reviews about their experiences.

All you need to have is faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust to have the most magical vacation EVER! Let me help with the planning, you just relax and enjoy your trip.

Megan Healy

Megan is proud mother of one daughter and is very close to her family. One tradition she is passing down is her love of Disney and travel.

The magic began for Megan when she was a little girl. She has wonderful memories of trips to Florida and the parks when visiting her grandparents who lived in Tampa. It was all about family and a magical experience.

She wanted to continue that magic with her own daughter so she has been taking her at least once a year for most of her life. Megan’s mother joins them and it has become their annual tradition. They love visiting each park, trying different resorts and especially character dining. Megan and her daughter love the rides and all three never miss character meet and greats. These memories are priceless. To keep the magic all year long Megan’s family has a Disney room that showcases their experiences and photos.

Megan’s family also enjoys cruising and have been going all of her life. This year they have begin their new tradition of Disney cruising which begins with a wonderful family vacation on Disney’s Dream cruise ship.

Mary Payne

Hello Disney Friends! I can’t wait to help you plan a magical vacation for your family!

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas my love for Disney started back when I was a kid. We spent many spring breaks and summers at Disney World and Disneyland. We even got to visit Disneyland Paris one year! Out of college I was lucky enough to find a guy who has learned to love my Disney obsession. He ended up proposing to me with the help of Mickey Mouse on Main Street USA! We of course had to have a Disney-moon after our wedding. Since then we have made many trips back and forth to the “World” and have recently become AP Passholders!

I love planning Disney vacations for my friends and family – especially making reservations for dining and fast passes! There is something magical about the experience you have in the Disney parks that you can’t find anywhere else. I hope I can share with you! If you are looking for a stress and hassle free vacation planner, look no further! I would be honored to help you have the best day ever!

Michelle Carrillo

Hello! My name is Michelle, and I cannot wait to help you plan the perfect Disney Vacation. My first trip to Disneyworld was my honeymoon in 1998. Since then I have been many many times and have enjoyed every single trip. My husband and my children and I now go every year. I have stayed at several Disney Resorts, eaten at countless Disney restaurants, and participated in many special events. In my opinion Disney really is the “happiest place on earth.” I have also spent countless hours researching all aspects of Disneyworld. I would love to help you plan the best vacation tailored to your specific desires and needs. I have plenty of advice, tips and information to make your trip truly magical. I will aid you not only in your hotel and ticket reservations, but can make your dining reservations and fast passes. I would also love to help you plan your Disney cruise, Royal Caribbean, Sandals, Beaches, and Universal Studios vacations. I can’t wait to work with you!

Melissa Failla

I STARTED MY JOURNEY HERE AT MVP BECAUSE OF MY LOVE FOR DISNEY. I BEGAN GOING THERE ON OUR HONEYMOON AND ONCE WE HAD OUR TWO BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS, WE BEGAN MAKING IT A YEARLY THING. WE BEGAN TO EXPAND OUR HORIZONS AND STARTED TO TRAVEL AND CRUISE TO VARIOUS OTHER DESTINATIONS AND COUNTRIES. THIS IS WHEN MY LOVE FOR TRAVEL BLOSSOMED. BACK IN 2017, I DECIDED TO PURSUE THIS LOVE FOR TRAVEL EVEN FURTHER BY ACCEPTING A TRAVEL ADVISOR POSITION WITH MVP. BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE!! NOT ONLY DO I GET TO EXPLORE THE WORLD EVEN MORE, BUT I GET TO SHARE THESE EXPERIENCES WITH OTHERS AND ASSIST THEM IN MAKING THEIR OWN TRAVEL DREAMS COME TRUE. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HELPING PEOPLE IN ANY CAPACITY AND HAVE DONE SO THROUGH THE YEARS AS A SOCIAL WORKER AND A PRESCHOOL TEACHER AMONGST OTHER THINGS. I DECIDED TO CONTINUE THIS JOURNEY OF HELPING PEOPLE BY ASSISTING THEM WITH MAKING MEMORIES THROUGH THEIR OWN TRAVELS. IN THE PAST FEW YEARS, I HAVE EXPANDED MY EXPERTISE THROUGH MANY TRAININGS AND EXPERIENCES. I NOW AM ABLE TO OFFER MANY DIFFERENT VACATION OPTIONS SUCH AS VARIOUS CRUISELINES, ALL INCLUSIVE VACATIONS, UNIVERSAL PARKS, DISNEYLAND/DISNEY WORLD, AND MUCH MORE!! I WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU, YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE!!

Marsha Stevens

Marsha’s love for Disney started at an early age. Growing up in the mountains of Virginia, her family started going to Magic Kingdom in its early years when you still had to buy a coupon book for the rides you wanted to enjoy. Her family found Disney to be a place where there was something for everyone and tons of great memories were made over the years. In 1984, Marsha moved to Orlando and is now excited to be close to the Magic. She and her husband share a love for Disney and have passed that love on to their sons. Her husband’s dream was always to visit the ORIGINAL Disney that Walt himself saw to completion. She was able to surprise her husband (and 2 sons) for his 40th birthday with a trip to Disneyland in California. Her family has been passholders in Orlando for many years and enjoys seeing all the new and exciting attractions as they are being built and finally opened. As a passholder, she has had the opportunity to experience the parks often and learn lots of inside tricks and tips to help make a vacation magical. Her family has stayed at many of the different levels of resorts on property and has had the opportunity to dine at most of the restaurants. Marsha is an avid cruiser and has enjoyed several journeys on Disney Cruise Line including their special holiday sailings. She has been on all 4 of their current ships and is excited to share her experience in helping others find their perfect family vacation. She also has extensive experience with several of the other cruise brands including booking for her own large extended family with multiple staterooms.

Marsha joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2017 and is thrilled to have the opportunity to let her knowledge and experiences help others plan their special Magical vacation. Marsha enjoys learning exactly what each family is looking for in their trip and takes great pleasure in helping especially the first-time Disney guests. Seeing her clients excited and happy is her motivation. She can help you book everything for your trip based on personal experience – lodging, meals, character dining and greets, special experiences, etc. She has traveled with her kids when they were small all the way through adulthood and has firsthand experience with what will appeal to each age group.

Areas of focus: All things cruises, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, travel planning for extended families and families with all ages, resort and dining recommendations, character dining, special experiences such as Disney golf, Disney fishing, dinner shows, etc.

Mandy Fincannon

Howdy from north central Texas (Hico, Texas to be exact) !!!

While Mandy doesn’t live close to Disney she has it in her heart and soul. She has been visiting Walt Disney World with her family several times a year since she was a small child. Mandy participated in the Disney College Program and worked right on Main Street USA! She has stayed at almost every resort hotel and loves the offerings and details at every single one! She has done many of the special events that Disney offers (she likes Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party best) and can give you pointers on those too! Mandy continues to take her family to Disney World and Disneyland and grow her knowledge to help others get the most of their Disney experience wether it be Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line or Aulani Resort in Hawaii.

While Mandy LOVES Disney she is also a lover of the Caribbean and has traveled to The Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and the Cancun area extensively and can help you with those if your feeling more tropical!!

Give her a call and let her get to work for y’all today!!

Michele Smith

👋Here I am. This is me! I’m a wife, a mom, a lover of all things Disney, a travel advisor with a passion to see families make unforgettable memories to last a lifetime. If you’re wondering what I do exactly….I plan, I research, I make sure you get the biggest bang for your buck. I spend countless hours making sure that your personal family vacation, that you’re spending so much of your hard earned money on, has everything you hoped for with a little extra magic along the way. ✨

PS – when you book with me, my personal concierge services are at no cost to you!

I have been blessed to work with some incredible families, and I thank them for trusting me with their most precious family memories.

If you haven’t used me for your travel plans yet, please consider giving my services a try. Take a peek at my Facebook reviews… Give me a chance to show you what I can do for you. I would love it if you would share this post with your friends. If you’re not thinking of taking a vacation in the near future, maybe someone you know is. Thank you so much for investing in a small business owner, for allowing me to be your travel advisor, for allowing me to be your family’s advocate. Thank you for allowing me to continue doing what I love. I’m grateful and count my blessings daily! ❤️ Michele

Megan Saylor

My first trip to Disney was in 1998 at the age of 13 when my grandparents took myself, my sister and her kids. The trip was really supposed to be for my young niece and nephew but I was immediately mesmerized by Main Street USA and Cinderella’s castle on our first day in Magic Kingdom! I had long been a Disney fan; growing up watching Disney movies, Disney channel shows and specials! My most recent trip I was able to experience the magic through the eyes of my then 4 year old son! It was by far my most favorite! Watching his first character experience at Epcot Character Spot was an emotional moment for us both! He was overjoyed to the point of tears! I actually booked that memorable vacation through MVP! After booking I dove into every online informational website and Pinterest pins I could find so I could plan a fun and smooth trip for my family. I also took full advantage of my MVP travel agent and asked many questions and asked for tips, suggestions and advice. She was so very helpful and a true blessing to my family for helping to make it an awesome trip! The more I thought about it the more I realized I wanted to be that person for someone else! Most of my friends and acquaintances already come to me for Disney planning advice so I decided to make it official and join the MVP team!
I am a kindergarten teacher and a mother of two precious little boys so I absolutely love seeing things through the eyes of little ones and I hope to ehlp make everyone’s vacation as magical as all of mine have been!

Michelle Cole

Michelle grew up taking annual family vacations, and loved being in on the planning from a young age. Before joining Magical Vacation Planner in 2017, she honed her planning skills working in the nonprofit and higher education sectors in event planning, program planning, volunteer coordination, and marketing. Combining her love of travel with her background in planning was an easy decision, and has been a great adventure.

Michelle met her husband while participating in the Walt Disney World College Program, and has enjoyed making many memories traveling with their two sons. As the parent of a child with autism and multiple food allergies, the thought of traveling was daunting in the beginning. But, travel has opened a wide world of adventures and possibilities to her family. Whether your goals for travel include expanding your perspective, building or strengthening relationships with family and friends, relaxation, or celebrating milestones, Michelle provides attention and service tailored to each client’s unique needs and preferences.

Areas of Focus: Family, Multi-generational and Adults Only Travel; Group Travel; Travel for People with Special Needs; Theme Parks (Disney, Universal and more); Cruising; All-Inclusive Resorts; Vacation Packages; Domestic and International Destinations; Celebration Travel; Custom-designed itineraries; Personalized Attention and Service.

Michelle Spear

Michelle’s Disney adventure began in early childhood, when she traveled to Walt Disney World with her parents, sister, and grandparents. The Disney magic was thrilling to her as a child, but the experience of sharing the Disney Parks with her husband and three children is an even greater gift. Michelle has experienced the Disney magic at Walt Disney World in Florida, Disneyland in Southern California, and also on Disney Cruise Line. Michelle would never turn down a trip to any Disney Destination, but one of her favorite experiences in the world is a nighttime walk around Epcot’s World Showcase with the people she loves.

Michelle joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2010. She loves planning first time Disney vacations for young families. Her experiences with her own children have given her a special perspective on traveling at the Disney Parks with little ones. Michelle also specializes in multi-generational trips for large family groups. She has experience in coordinating Disney vacations for every age group, including those with toddlers, teens, young couples, and senior citizens.

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Aulani, Club Level Concierge, Family & Multi-Generational Trips, Honeymoons, Dining Recommendations, Planning with Children and Infants