I have been married since 2012 and am a mother of two young boys. Travel has always been a big part of my life. Starting with trips throughout the country and to various destinations with my parents at a young age. Continuing into my college years. Now I enjoy traveling with my own children. I love all things Disney from Disney World to cruises.
Planning vacations are my favorite part of the trip. My friends and family reach out to me when looking to plan a vacation. I can assist with all the details including hotel, dining reservations, the best time to visit, fastpass+ and character meet and greets.
I am looking forward to helping you make your next trip magical for you and your loved ones. Today we can put you on a fastpass for your dream vacation!!
Greetings from Central Illinois! Growing up, my family put priority on family vacations and those trips have instilled a love of travel and adventure in my life.
My first trip to Walt Disney World was in 1986 when there was just Magic Kingdom & Epcot. I fell in love with Disney and have returned there numerous times in my life. I had the opportunity to take my daughter for the first time 1 year ago and Mickey is her favorite! In 2015 I embarked on my first Disney Cruise and had completed my Disney Cruise line Grand Slam (sailing on all four ships) by 2018. While my first choice is usually Disney, I’ve also been able to experience numerous adventures across the United States and have loved each of those experiences just as well.
Please contact me if you would like to start building your own memories with family and friends and let me do the work for you!
Hi! My name is Melissa and I am a lover of all things Disney. My family and I have been planning Disney vacations over the past 10 years. I have experience with Walt Disney World Resorts as well as Disney Dining Plans and Fast Passes. I just love creating Disney memories with my family.
I can also assist in planning your vacations with Universal Orlando Resort and Royal Caribbean. Whichever destination you chose, I will help you plan your vacation from beginning to end. The best part of this is all of my services are complimentary to you.
I am here to make your vacation as stress free as possible. Contact me today to start making magical memories. I look forward to helping you and your family plan your next magical vacation.
Hi, I’m Lauren and I currently live in Chicago. I know how overwhelming planning a trip to Disney World can be. I would love to help you plan the best possible trip that caters to your specific needs. I have been to Disney World 40+ times. The more I visit the parks, the more I fall in love with them. It truly is a magical place to be! I spend all of my free time researching tips, tricks, food, etc. even when I don’t have a trip planned. My favorite time to go is during Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival in the Fall. My husband and I got engaged in front of Cinderella’s castle and have been married for 3 years. We have a 6 month old son that was lucky enough to take his first trip at 4 months! I can’t wait to get started on helping you plan a trip full of memories that will last a lifetime!
My name is Ashleigh Goedereis. I am currently in my final year of completing my Doctoral degree in Higher Education-Leadership and working as an Academic Advisor. When I was nine years old my grandparents took me on my first plane trip and my first trip to Disney World. I will never forget that feeling of walking down Main Street USA and seeing the castle for the first time. From that moment I was hooked. I am currently married to my prince charming Markus and we have a Goldendoodle named Walter (after the legend himself, Walt Disney). Markus and I took our first trip to Disney World in 2015. On this trip Markus asked me to marry him in the rose garden at Magic Kingdom. I loved planing this trip of all the special things I wanted to share with Markus. Picking out our fast passes and dinning options. We celebrated our one-yEAR anniversary at our favorite place and have tried to get back to the parks at least once a year since. We enjoy traveling to other places as well and have been on trips to Nashville, London, Mexico, and many others. We even had the opportunity to spend a few days at Disneyland Paris. It is my dream to visit all the Disney parks. I hope to visit Disneyland in CA next followed my a Disney cruse. I truly believe that the Disney parks a magical place and I love sharing that with family and friends. I would love to share that with you as well. I am happy to share my favorite dining spots (I am a huge foodie), my must do rides, favorite resorts, and entertainment.
Hi there! My name is Jo and I am a life-long lover of both Disney and travel. I hail from the Midwest and have always love planning vacations all over the world, even from a young age. Over the years, friends, coworkers, and family members have always asked me for help planning their vacations, and I thought, “I should turn this passion and skill of mine into a job I love!”
I grew up going to Disneyland in California at least once a year with my family, a tradition we have tried to maintain as all of us are now adults. I have been to Disneyland, Disney World, Tokyo Disney and Tokyo Disney Sea. My goal is to visit Disneyland Paris, Shanghai, and Hong Kong so that I have hit every Disney park in the world! Outside of Disney vacations, I am a frequent traveler to Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe, so I am proud to say I am well-rounded and knowledgable in many forms of travel to many different places.
My parents instilled a love of travel and experiencing different cultures and places in me from a very young age, and in turn, I am passionate about giving that sense of adventure and appreciation that comes with being well-traveled not only to my growing family, but also to other families that entrust their vacation planning to me. I take each new vacation a client approaches me about with the same care and consideration that I would give as if I were planning the vacation for my own family. I like to think that my experience, passion, and organizational skills is what keeps my clients returning to me year after year.
I am Cary, and I would love to help you plan your next magical vacation.
I am a mom and Chicago native who loves to travel, and I am currently attempting to run a race in all 50 states. I’ve even run the Walt Disney World Marathon and the Disneyland Half Marathon in the same year, earning the Coast to Coast medal. While I love to experience ALL types of travel, Disney has a special place in my heart, especially after making our pregnancy announcement there in 2018, when Mickey helped reveal our news!
I know that there is no one-size-fits-all vacation, and I am here to help plan the getaway that’s right for you. I have experience organizing trips for every type of traveler, including large families, solo travelers, pregnant and nursing women, and travelers with mobility issues. Whether it’s a multi-generation Disney World trip, a relaxing couples getaway, or even a solo adventure, I am here to help you create memories of a lifetime.
I have been a Walt Disney World traveler for 35 years. It is truly my home away from home. I love to help plan Magical Vacations for family and friends and thought this would be something I’d love to do for even more Disney fans.
My first Walt Disney World vacation was in the early 1990s and I was hooked! My most magical memories are taking my nieces, nephew, and grandson on their first Disney vacation. There is nothing like seeing the magic of Disney through their eyes.
Universal is my second theme park love. I didn’t discover Universal until more recently, but I now splits my time between Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando.
Along with theme parks, I love a great cruise! Sometimes the cruise is about the destinations, sometimes it is about the ship. Either way, I can help you and your family find a perfect fit! Most of all, I loves to help others plan their vacations.
Whether it’s a last minute weekend getaway or a 14 day cruise to Alaska, I am focused on creating a great client experience and helping clients create memories to last a lifetime.
My travel areas of focus include Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Studios, most cruise lines, all-inclusive resorts in the tropical paradise of your dreams.
I can help with planning multi-generational family trips, first time vacationers, tips and tricks for all destinations, and Disney and Universal special events.
Travel Advisor specializing in Disney Destinations, Universal Studios, Most Cruise Lines and Many All-Inclusive Resorts
For me any adventure with Disney is magical! With Disney there is always something new or something you may have missed in the past, its never ending yet always a happily ever after. My family and I try to go to Disney at least once a year if not more. When I joined Magical Vacation Planner, I discovered yet another magical opportunity! Helping people book their dream vacations or a quick getaway for the weekend has been the best travel experience I could ever have. It has allowed me to travel to many places and given me the opportunity to explore the world even further through my clients’ eyes.
Are you ready to create memories that will last a lifetime? Contact me today to get started.
Hello my name is Andrea Derwin. I am married and have a daughter who is now 14. We have taken her to Walt Disney World at least 18 times already.
My first trip to Disney World was July 1976. I have been going back at least once a year; some years I went two or three times in the year! I have seen Walt Disney World grow over the years and I always find at least one new thing to do or a new restaurant to try. I have also been to Disneyland twice.
Friends are always asking me for help in planning their family vacations to Walt Disney World and now I want to help others. I am here to help you plan a MAGICAL VACATION !! Whether you want to go to anywhere Disney, on a Cruise, Universal, Sandals, or Beaches. Just give me a call and I will get you there!
[email protected] 224-388-5580
Hello! My name is Ashton Unthank, I am from Eldorado, Illinois. I have two children who absolutely love Disney! We are a first responder family, my fiance being a deputy for the last 12 years and I am a Dispatcher. Being in that line of work really makes us appreciate our time together, especially our vacations! I have been going to Disney every year since I was a little girl, and I would love to help you plan your dream vacation!
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” –Walt Disney
My name is Ashley Johnson, and for those of you that know me you know I love my trips to Walt Disney World. I am military wife, and momma of three amazing children from ages 3-8 years old. My family travels to WDW at least two times a year and we were recently blessed to go on a trip for 12 days. My very first trip to WDW was stressful to say the least. Everything for the trip was planned dining, fast passes and it was packed with so much to do that we didn’t get to enjoy ourselves. I will never do that again I told myself. Only to repeat the same thing with a trip that followed that very first trip. So here I am, here to help you plan a beautiful, stress free trip to WDW.
I have traveled to WDW several times in the past three years. At this point I could tell you where every restroom is in each park, and tell you where each park has Starbucks and I can also give you my top three must do’s for your trip (budget friendly of course).
I will offer a concierge service to help you plan a stress-free WDW vacation that your family will talk about for years to come. I have a lot of WDW knowledge and like I mentioned before I made the mistake of over planning my first trip and driving everyone crazy including myself. I want to help anyone traveling to WDW plan the most magical vacation for their family within their budget.
I am hear to help in anyway that I can. I would love to share my passion for traveling to WDW with as many people as possible in hopes of preventing a stressful Disney trip. I can’t wait to get started on booking your trip.
Greetings! My love of all things Disney started young. Wanting to escape the cold winters in Minnesota, my parents took us to Disney World to soak in that Florida sun at the happiest place on earth! I still remember my first trip riding the monorail to the Magic Kingdom in 1978! I am now a military spouse with a career in the Hospitality/Sports & Entertainment Industry that has allowed me flexibility as we move every 24 months. Wherever we are stationed, we still travel to Disney World once or twice a year- even while living in Hawaii! One of my favorite times of year to visit is in the fall to experience the Epcot Food & Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
I have helped friends and family build itineraries that span a wide range of travel preferences, ages, group size, budgets, and time crunches. Whether you are visiting for the first time or are a seasoned veteran, I can help make every trip magical. There are always new and exciting things to discover on every trip!
Hello! My name is Cher’ie and I am so excited to be part of the MVP team! I have been a Disney lover my entire life! So much so, that my husband proposed to me in Downtown Disney. We have been married for almost 16 years and have 2 children, 12 & 10. We are in love with every thing Disney. Our first choice for a family vacation is always Disney! My daughter was only 6 mos old for her first trip and has been there 6 times.
I have always had a love of travel. I worked for the Airlines for 10 years and was able to travel around the world. I help family & friends all the time plan their family vacations and can’t wait to help others do the same. I feel like this job was created for me.
Let me help you plan your next Disney trip and to help make your dreams come true!
I have been a Disney fan since I was a child. I can recall waiting for Sunday night to watch Walt announce the feature for the week. My first visit was with my children in 1987 and now I take grandkids! I recently retired from Eastern Illinois University and wanted to pursue a fun new opportunity. What is more FUN than Disney!! I have planned and coordinated conferences for 300+ people and I know that every detail is important. I’ve booked travel arrangements for many people in various group sizes. I will be as diligent with your trip as I am with mine.
I have attended Walt Disney World several times and have seen how much it has grown over the years, which just means more fun for you. Let me reduce your stress by planning your next vacation. There is so much to see and do that you can never do it all, but I will help you make the most of your time and budget. I want to come to know you and your family, so I can help you make every moment memorable.
Looking forward to working with you to make your “magical” vacation a reality.
Hi, my name is Nicole and I LOVE TO TRAVEL…. My family and I are huge fans of Walt Disney World, and have traveled to Walt Disney World 12 times in the past 6 years. With the knowledge that I have learned I have been able to assist numerous friends and family with their Disney vacation along with other trips within the United States. My family and I live in the Southern suburbs of Chicago and absolutely love our trips to Disney in the fall or spring, along with our annual summer vacation. We cherish the moment we took our oldest to Walt Disney World for the first time, and each time since we make a point to top the previous year’s experience. And with Disney’s continued changes towards modernization and park additions, we have yet to have an average trip. I personally love that Disney is for all ages. One of my absolute favorite experiences was during a family Christmas trip, watching my Grandma’s eyes light up seeing Mickey Mouse. At 90yrs old, it was her 1st time to Walt Disney World…. Just so special! She brags about that trip to this day!!
On top of my travel history, I am always learning and researching so that when it comes time to help my clients, I will be able to make it your best experience!
After many suggestions from friends and family, I decided to find the best company to work with to become a Vacation Planner. I am extremely fortunate to have found Magic Vacation Planner. I am passionate about travel, understand the importance of actively listening to my clients and meeting their needs. I am looking forward to helping my clients and their families have the best experience, creating priceless memories of a lifetime! Won’t you let me help you?
Areas of Focus: Disney Cruise, Walt Disney World, Dining Recommendations, Walt Disney World Festivals, Walt Disney World Race Events, Budget Travel, Resort Recommendations, Adult Vacations, Deluxe Vacations, Holiday Trips, Traveling with Infants, Traveling with Small Children, Traveling with Special Needs children, Multi-Generational Trips, Universal Studios-Orlando and Sandals Resorts.
Jessica Hernandez is known as the Disney go to person among her friends and family. She loves helping family and friends plan their magical vacations, it has always been a dream of hers to become a travel agent. Because of this, she is currently working on obtaining her Business Management in Hospitality: Hotel and Event Management degree. She first visited Walt Disney World when she was 6 and has been back numerous times since. After high school, she participated in the Disney College Program for a semester in 2008. As the wife and mother of 2 children she has taken them on numerous Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line vacations. Her husband knew her love for Disney is so strong he suggested they get married on a Disney Cruise and the rest was history.
Hi, my name is Stephanie Winchell.
I am from Central Illinois. Mama of 3 beautiful princesses and an amazing Disney loving husband. I have been a stay at home mom for 12 years. I run a small business making home decor and tshirts as well. I traveled alot as a little girl and have always loved everything about travel and Disney, of course!! As my youngest started school this past year, I realized I had the opportunity to persue my dream of helping others plan their magical vacations as well.
My love for Disney started as a young child with my first Disney World trip at age 3. I have been lucky enough to visit Disney as a child, young adult and now with my princesses. Experiencing the magic through their eyes is priceless! It is truly “The Most Magical Place on Earth”. The sights, sounds and smells are just a part of what makes Disney so special and magical.
I am a planner by nature and love planning our own family trips and friends as well. Whether you are traveling to Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani, taking a cruise or Adventures by Disney I’m here to help. Planning the perfect Disney vacation can be overwhelming and challenging. My goal is to help make the entire planning process hassle-free with my Disney knowledge and experience. I can plan the most magical trip for you whether its your first time or 20th time. I’m fully dedicated to you. Disney customer service is above and beyond anything I have experienced and my goal is to give you the same. I can book hotel/resorts, dining(everything tastes better Mickey shaped), shows, rides and so much more and the best part all these services are 100% FREE to you. Please Be My Guest and let me do all the planning for you so you can relax and enjoy the magic.
“Hakuna Matata, it means no worries, for the rest of your days.” (Lion King)
That is what your vacation will be when you book your amazing adventures through me.
I love travel and showing my family all the wonders of the world and will treat your family as if it were my own. My passion will shine through and all the brightness will be reflected upon you!
I live south of Chicago with my 3 children Michael 16, Dylan 14, and MaKayla 7 and my oldest son Gannon is 26 and lives only a few miles away. I have been married to my amazing husband for almost 15 years and have been together for 24 years.
I have worked in customer service my entire adult life, and will make sure your satisfaction is my top priority. Every family is different and I will make sure your vacation is tailored to your individual family needs. I look forward to working with your family.
Hello from the west suburbs of Chicago, IL! I would love to help you plan a Magical Vacation that you have always dreamed of. I have been in the travel industry for 35 years, starting out as a full time agent doing corporate and vacation travel. After 20 years, I moved into the healthcare industry, but love planning vacations so much I could not let go of the business I love so much – Vacations! Who does not love them, right? I remember my very first time walking down the middle of Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom and it was amazing! Since then, I got to experience it for the first time with my husband, then our kids and every time was more amazing than the next. Disneyland and the Disney Cruise Line although different – still has it’s very own magic. Besides my love of all things Disney, I enjoy planning beach vacations, cruise vacations and helping people discover new places to see near and far. I get so excited to talk vacation plans, I treat them all like they are my own. Everyone deserves to enjoy some time away, let me help you take the stress out of planning – you enjoy, I can take it from here. See ya real soon!
“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” ~ Walt Disney
Hanifa has been a big fan of Disney since her first trip to Walt Disney World in 1992. Since then, she has visited the ‘mouse’ on over 30+ magical vacations. Hanifa loves to plan travel and is an expert when it comes to organizing the perfect trip. Her friends and family have been coming to her for years seeking advice about their Disney vacations. She has heard the common statement over and over, “You should be a Disney travel agent!”
Hanifa lives in Chicago with her husband and their two teenage daughters. They have been traveling to Disney as a family since their oldest daughter was only 17 months old. Disney has become their home away from home. They have been to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and the Disney Cruise Line. Their love for adventure, and rollercoasters, has also brought them to Universal Parks in both California and Florida. Hanifa would love to share her passion for Disney and travel planning with you. Please give her the chance to make your dreams come true!
Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Universal Parks, Family Trips, Dining and Resort Recommendations.
Hello! My name is Kristen and I am so excited to be part of the MVP team! I live in the Chicagoland area, but my true home is Disney. I cannot wait to help you plan your next Disney trip and to help make your dreams come true!
My passion is to help my guests create memories that will last a lifetime!!!
As a child, I always loved to travel!!!! I looked at each destination as a new and exciting adventure!!! One of my favorite destinations was and still continues to be Walt Disney World. I will never forget the first time I returned to Disney World with my oldest son when he was three years old! There is nothing more “magical” then experiencing the Happiest Place on Earth through the eyes of your very own children!
Since then, I’ve planned countless trips for my family, friends, and through this business, friends that have become family!
While Walt Disney World holds a special place in my heart, I love to help my guests create the vacation of their dreams whether it be to an all inclusive in the Caribbean or a cruise….you name it! I work with numerous vendors to find the perfect fit for my guests and their family!
Contact me today for a no obligation quote! I can’t wait to connect with you to start planning your next adventure!
Hi, I’m Jen and I’m so excited to be able to help you plan your dream Disney vacation! I love all things Disney! As I child I was fortunate enough to travel to Disney several times as well as many other exciting destinations which is how my love for travel came about!
I have 3 children and there is not much I love more then taking them to Disney and seeing their faces light up with pure joy and excitement! We try to go to Disney at least 2 times per year and we also like to take them to other places so they can experience different cultures, broaden their horizons and make memories that will hopefully last a lifetime!
I look forward to helping you plan your vacation!
My name is Cala and I’m a self proclaimed real life Tinkerbell!
I have been smitten with Disney my whole life and for sure it’s my Happy Place. Currently we reside in Illinois but our dream is to relocate to Florida once our daughter graduates high school. Palm trees in my future yard = #goals!
Planning vacations for families is my niche, I love all the little details that come together to make a most Magical experience.
I Create Happiness ~ From Disney to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter ~ from long stretches of sandy beaches to Cruising the blue seas ~ I love curating the vacation of your dreams.
Where will you Wander?
Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust ~
Hi my name is Bobbi Pachmayr. I am excited to start my journey as a travel agent with magical vacation planners as I have a love for traveling. I have taken many cruise to several different countries and have been to Disney several through out the years. I love how Disney is the one place where everyone can feel like a kid again and get excited about just the thought that a Disney trip is upcoming.
Carrie has had a passion for domestic and international travel for the majority of her life. Her first trip to Disney World was at the age of 14 and it was one of her first big family vacations. Now Carrie is the mother to 3 elementary aged children and is enjoying the magic of Disney in a brand new way, through her children’s eyes. Carrie loves planning vacations and is delighted to help you plan your next trip to Disney. She has experience traveling with seniors and children with special needs.
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.
Julie has had a love of Disney from a young age. She began her Disney travels in 2000 during the Millennium Celebration and has experienced the Disney magic in Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and aboard the Disney Cruise Line. Her love of the company lead her to working as a Cast Member in Walt Disney World at Rock n Roller Coaster and Fantasmic. After coming back home to her native Chicago, she also worked with Radio Disney in Chicago.
Julie loves helping families create magical memories that will last a lifetime.
I have a love for all things Disney, and all the ancillary additions to the world of Disney. I also love traveling with my family to all sorts of different destinations. We have enjoyed many stays at Disney World at all tiers of Disney resorts. We just recently sailed on the fourth of four Disney Cruise ships (coincidentally, we were onboard during July 4th), and several trips to Disneyland.
An especially memorable experience was a land & sea family vacation with my husband and all four of our children to Walt Disney World and onboard the Disney Dream during the Thanksgiving holidays. We were truly happy to sit together and count our many blessings. My husband and I are confessed nerds, and we love the new Star Wars additions coming soon to Disney. We also enjoy the brilliant Pixar movies. We have enjoyed the movies from both sources with our children for many years. We have two children on the Autism spectrum, and I am a Certified Special Needs Travel Advocate. We have experienced travel at the parks and the cruises in regards to the Disability Access Services.
My Travel Passions Are: Disney Cruise Line (oh my gosh – Castaway Cay), Walt Disney World, Adventures by Disney, Disneyland, Universal – Orlando, River Cruising, AULANI
Ever since her first trip to Disneyland at age 3, Linda has been in love with all things Disney. Not only has she been to the Disney parks (Disneyland and Walt Disney World) too many times to count, but she has experienced the many other vacation opportunities that Disney provides. Her extensive knowledge about each of these resorts will allow her to create the vacation you have been dreaming about. Linda has travelled to each of these locations frequently with her daughters since they were very young, therefore she understands the needs of families during travel. However, Linda has visited the parks without children and knows how to create a fun vacation for adults.
Linda has also visited Aulani, Disney’s Hawaiian resort, located in Ko Olina. With her extensive knowledge on the hotel, she can help you plan the tropical Disney getaway you have been looking for. If you are interested in cruising, Linda has been aboard Disney Cruise Line’s Magic and Wonder. No matter what kind of experience you are looking for, Linda will use her passion and knowledge about Disney to create the perfect vacation for you and your family.
I am Katie, and I am ready to plan your next magical vacation. I have been a life long Disney fanatic, and in 1999 I made my love for Disney stronger by working at Walt Disney World doing the College Program. Getting to know the behind the scenes really increased my understanding of how important it is to keep the Magic Alive! I have taken multiple trips since getting married and having four kids. While at Disney World, we have gone to many Disney Dining venues including a handful of Character meals. We have also stayed at multiple Disney property hotels ranging from Value to Deluxe. We have also taken a trip two years ago to Disneyland for the first time. I have also traveled outside of the Magic walls and have ventured over to Universal and have taken 2 Carnival Cruises. My vacation goal is to take a Disney Vacation Cruise in the near future.
I would love to help you plan your next adventure. I would help you every step of the way and make your next vacation a magical one to remember!
Travel has been in my blood since I was a child. My parents always felt we should travel and see something different every year. But no matter what we always did one trip a year to Walt Disney World during winter holiday. It was a special time for my parents knowing they could spend that time with their children.
As I got older it changed but no matter what I still loved to travel to new and exciting locations. Whether it is Disney, Europe or a cruise I love to share my experiences with my friends and family.
Many of friends would ask me where to go, what to see and how to book that perfect trip. I was lucky enough to find Magical Vacation Planner and be hired to be part of this amazing team. Now I know more tricks and can give great tips to family, friends and anyone who ask how to book that amazing vacation.
Since 2004 I have been cruising started with Disney Cruise Line to Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Line. And in 2006 I started to travel in Europe, with stops in Italy, Vietnam, Scotland and United Kingdom. In 2017 I was lucky enough to go to Aulani in Hawaii with my family and it was something amazing to see and experience, not just at the resort but to see the island and the history there. So if you want to know about travel around the United States, Europe, and Cruises I have that personal knowledge to help plan out that perfect vacation.
Hi, I’m Grace! I like to think that I am Disney’s biggest fan! I have been experiencing Disney Vacations my entire life and I am not looking to change that! I’ve been to Disney World so many times that it’s basically my second home, with the Disney Cruise Dream being my third home!! I can’t wait to help you plan your magical memories at the Happiest Places on Earth!
Hello, I am Susan Martin. I am an older lady, but I am still very young at heart! When I am on vacation I want everything to go well. Planning is essential to keeping the fun and relaxation in your vacation. I will do my best to see that you have a great vacation and if there is a snag I will be there to help you!
Hi! My Name is Corie, I’m a wife and Mother of 4 and have been an advisor with MVP since 2018. My Love for Disney started at a very young age, as a child my family took several vacations to Disneyland, that love continued once I had a Family of my own and Disney World became our favorite vacation destination. I started out specializing in all things Disney. I have experienced stays at several Disney resorts and have dined at the majority of restaurants that Disney has to offer, including all Character dining experiences. I soon branched out into other areas of travel to better serve my clients by being offer them several types of experiences to enrich their lives to create memories to last a lifetime including Cruising and All-Inclusive Destinations. I would love the opportunity to work with you in providing details and recommendations for whatever kind of travel experience your interested in taking be it Disney or Universal, Cruising to amazing cities or that unforgettable beach getaway. Contact me today to help make those travel dreams a reality!
I have been a part of the MVP family for 4 years.
Even though my love is Disney and Universal, I have experienced cruising to different locations as well as exploring different getaway locations. Building my travel knowledgebase makes it enjoyable to assist my clients with their upcoming vacations.
I love helping my clients make core memories that they can cherish forever. My concierge services are 100% free.
My love for Disney started at 5 years old when my parents and grandparents took me for the first time. I was hooked and was able to attend several trips throughout my teen years for cheerleading competitions and family vacations.
As an adult, that Magical feeling upon entering Disney World continues to grow in my heart with every trip I take. Sharing those moments with my friends and family has been the most rewarding. Taking my nephew for his first trip to Disney in 2016 was the highlight of my year. Seeing his face when he met his favorite characters melted my heart and brought tears of joy to my eyes!
I love sharing my knowledge of Disney and want to help everyone to experience the Magic of the happiest place on Earth!
My family, friends, and clients rely on me for my expertise on vacationing at Disney World, Universal Orlando, Cruises & World Wide Destinations.
I have vacationed at Disney World since 1981 over 25+ times and love everything Disney. I have vast experience vacationing with Seniors and children with Autism since my son is on the spectrum and has visited Disney/Universal over 10 times himself.
I’m here to help plan your Magical Vacation and make it stress free!
Stephen’s first visits to the Disney Parks began when he was a young child. Later on, he had the opportunity to perform and visit at Walt Disney World with his future wife. Now, they visit both Walt Disney World and Disneyland frequently with their three young children (ages 7-12). One of the greatest experiences for Stephen has been watching his children grow up and create their own Disney memories. Whether it’s going to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, meeting a character for the first time, or being tall enough for their first ride on Space Mountain, every milestone is magical!
Stephen’s philosophy on making a Disney trip truly memorable is to plan as much as possible ahead of time in order to make your visit while you’re in the parks stress free and enjoyable. Disney Parks are always trying to improve and update experiences for their guests, and it’s important to have someone available and up to date with those changes to guide you in your planning. From advanced dining reservations, Fastpass + resevations, room preferences and considerations in all of the Disney resorts, special events, planning out daily itineraries, transportaion considerations in the parks, to where’s the best place to stand for World of Color in California Adventure, Stephen can help you make the most of your Disney vacation.
Stephen and his family have stayed in every hotel category in Walt Disney World, and are experts in maxing out the Dinsney Dining Plan. He has visited with immediate family, extended family, and friends and their children. In addition, he has visited during the holiday season at both Walt Disney World & Disneyland, and has attended Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Stephen looks forward to helping you custom design the perfect Disney Vacation for you and your family as you look to create your own magical memories!
Erica is a world traveler with a special affinity for all things Disney! She has visited Walt Disney World in Florida so many times she’s lost count! Her most magical memories were of taking her husband to Disney for the first time in college and laughing at his childlike wonder as he practically threw up his hands and ran like a child, excited to “see it all” to taking her two children throughout the years. She has such special memories of her son’s love and awe over the characters, especially Mickey Mouse, and her daughter’s precious moments becoming a princess at Bippity Boppity Boutique and then sharing the special dining experience at Cinderella’s Royal Table. They are memories that she cherishes. Erica ‘s favorite thing about Disney is that no matter the age, there is always a bit of magic to be enjoyed and it is her goal to make all your family’s dreams come true as well! It is truly the happiest place on earth!
In addition to her travels to Disney, Erica had the unique opportunity to both live and travel throughout Europe during her teenaged years. Her first trip was at the age of 13 where she traveled abroad alone (Don’t worry, her mother met her at the airport!) then saw 14 countries in 28 days. Her experiences have given her a special love and knowledge for the many countries and cultures she was fortunate enough to be apart of. She even had the opportunity to visit Disneyland Paris multiple times, the first being 3 months after they opened in 1992! With her unique knowledge of the area, Erica is anxious to share her love of Europe by helping you plan your ultimate Adventures by Disney Vacation. You will even find her doing additional research with her family May/June of 2018!
When she’s not on a Disney trip, you will find Erica and her family either in the Caribbean or working their way through the United States. They are a travel loving family for sure, so much so that Erica has spent countless hours helping friends and family plan their vacations, including Disney World trips. When the opportunity to become a Disney Travel Planner arose, she jumped in with both feet, knowing that this was what she was meant to be doing. She is passionate about helping other families create memories of a lifetime and would be honored to help you too!
Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Dining Recommendations, Resort Recommendations, Deluxe Vacations, Holiday Trips, Traveling With Infants, Traveling With Small Children, Family and Multi-Generational Trips, Universal Studios-Orlando, Disneyland Paris, Adventures By Disney-European Destinations
Friends, family, and co-workers know me as the “Disney guy.” For as long as I can remember I have loved all things Disney. I met my wife in high school and we could often be found wandering the local Disney Store and dream of one day visiting the parks together. We married in 2005 and by 2010 we were able to take our first trip to Walt Disney World with our two sons. It was then that my love for Disney grew even more.
I had visited Disney World in the past, but for my wife and kids, it was their first visit. Seeing their faces when they entered “the Happiest Place on Earth” was one of the best feelings in the world! Since that time we have added to our family and now have 3 boys. We continue to take our family vacations to the Walt Disney World Resort and add to all the magical memories!
I look forward to sharing my experience, knowledge, and memories with you to plan your next vacation. Together we will plan your dream vacation and have you on your way to making your most magical dreams come true! Happy planning!
My name is Katie and I am a small town girl that loves to travel! Let me help you plan the vacation of your dreams!
Jenni’s first visit to Disney World was when she was 5 and she fell in love. Now, mother of 3, it’s still her favorite place to bring her children. Seeing the magic through their eyes is even better.
Since helping friends plan there trips, she decided to try it for Magical Vacation Planners. She loves following the joy of others enjoying the magic as well.
Alexandra has loved all things Disney since she was a young girl, as a parent her love and appreciation for the intricacies of a Disney Vacation has flourished. With two young children, her family began taking Disney vacations when her son was 2 years old and her daughter was 5 months old, proving Disney really is for all ages. Each year they’ve expanded their trips, stepped outside of their own boundaries even traveling to Disney properties a few times each year. Between Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney events, staying in various Disney resorts and the Disney Cruise, character dining remains one of her favorites, in particular Cinderella’s Royal Table and Be Our Guest in the Magic Kingdom!
The first time Alexandra’s son met Peter Pan, he stood in front of him with his mouth open, unable to speak because he was so enamored. Her daughter, a princess at heart, has experienced transformation at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. These are just two memorable moments that has led her to share her knowledge, to help families experience the Disney magic and make their own special memories! Alexandra’s innate attention to detail can help you get the most out of your next vacation!
Hello! My name is Jennifer Johnson, and I’ve been a travel advisor with Magical Vacation Planner since 2017.
My love for travel started with my first trip to Walt Disney World at 5 years old. Since that first vacation, I’ve been to Disney World over 35 times, having experienced the parks with my family as a child and teenager, as a wife and mother (of 3 boys!), and as an adult without children.
I have experience traveling as a single, a couple, a family, and in very large groups!
In addition to Disney’s travel destinations (Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani, Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise) I also specialize in planning Universal Orlando Resort, all-inclusive resorts, and cruising vacations!
Helping my guests make memories that will last a lifetime is the biggest joy for me! I strive to provide the best service I can with a professional and personal touch. I can’t wait to help you plan your magical vacation!
Jen loves to travel. Her background is in marketing and development, and she has spent years working in the non-profit world for organizations she feels a passionate connection to. In 2016 she took a leap of faith to invest in a career she knew she would love for years to come. Meshing her role as a Travel Specialist with her passion for travel, while utilizing her planning expertise, has allowed her to create the ideal vacation for so many others.
Jen and her husband have 2 college age children and 2 wacky Goldendoodles. They have been lucky to have created some of their greatest memories traveling together. Jen loves helping to create similar memory making trips for her amazing clients through detailed consultation and strategic modifications. The goal is to create a personalized experience with an itinerary to best fit your travel party – whatever your party may need.
Areas of Focus: Family and Multi-generational Trips; Adult Trips; Group Travel; Theme Parks; Cruising; All Inclusive Resorts; Vacation Packages; Family Resorts; Domestic and International Destinations; Celebration Travel; National Park Travel; Traveling with Children; Train Travel; Unique itineraries; Creating Memories.