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Katlyn Scott

Hi my name is Katlyn, and I have been going on family vacations since I was born and our favorite vacation spot has always been Disney World. Growing up I went on multiple trips and created so many amazing memories with my parents, siblings, grandparents and aunts and uncles. My first trip away with my husband (prior to our honeymoon) was to Disneyland and Universal California, we had such a great time and created more memories. And to keep the chain going we brought our son to Disney World for his first birthday! I want nothing more than to help others experience the same chance to make memories with their families and friends!
I’m looking forward to helping you plan your vacation.

Sharon Bastos

I am a life-long Disney fanatic. My fondest memories as a child are watching “The Wonderful World of Disney” every Sunday with my family, visiting Walt Disney World, & seeing Cinderella’s Castle in person for the first time. Sprinkled throughout my home are various Disney touches and usually a day doesn’t go by without a random Disney movie quote.
Watching my children light up as they entered Walt Disney World for their first times was a truly magical experience. I am new to the cruising world but have fallen in love with the all-inclusive feel and the amazing destinations to explore at each Port of Call.

Let me help you create your most magical dream vacation; my passion for planning, up to the minute knowledge with the ever changing travel environment, & attention to the smallest details are what make booking with Magical Vacation Planner by Sharon Bastos as stress-free as possible!

Reach out & let’s see the World!

Craig Juricka

Craig Juricka has been traveling with Magical Vacation Planner for 3 years, and he has had such a great time that he has decided to join the team! Craig’s family has been going on yearly Disney vacations ever since he was 6 years old, so Disney and vacationing has become part of his blood. Craig specializes in Walt DisneyWorld vacations, but brings his passion to Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Aluani, and Adventures by Disney. His favorite parts of Disney are the music, snacks, and planning Fastpasses!

Craig is a professional singer and voice teacher based in the Boston area, where he shares his other passion of music and the human voice.

Feel free to contact Craig today to start the planning of your magical vacations!

Jenna Buraczenski

No one forgets their first trip to Walt Disney World. There’s nothing like turning the corner on Main Street, U.S.A. and getting your first glimpse of Cinderella’s Castle! To this day, that view still takes my breath away! Now, I have the pleasure of helping people plan their dream vacation at Disney and other properties – making memories they’ll cherish forever.

I’m Jenna, a wife, dog-mom, self-proclaimed Disney fanatic, and lover of all things travel. It’s no secret that planning a Disney trip can be overwhelming. Figuring out FastPass+ and booking dining reservations, especially when everyone in your family has a different idea of “fun” or a “must-do” is very challenging, so let me help you!

Whether you’re looking to meet Mickey at Magic Kingdom, ride the Hogwarts Express at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, sip a Pina Colada at one of Sandal’s many luxury resorts, or sail away on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, I can help make your dream trip a reality.

Leave the planning to me so you can focus on what’s most important: the fun!

Dara Silverman

When I was five years old, I was cast as Jiminy Cricket in my Pre-K’s production of Pinocchio, and I think it’s safe to say that the experience shaped my life as I now know it. As I unearthed my passion for theater, I discovered my love of, and belief in, *magic*.

My husband and I are complete – and proud – Disney dorks: the movies, the mindset, the magic, and, above all, the Mouse. We both have cherished memories of wonderful family vacations to Walt Disney World as children, so it seemed only fitting that our first vacation as a couple should take us back to the “Most Magical Place on Earth.” If WDW was awesome as a child, it is even more amazing as an adult, especially as I get to plan, and curate, the adventure. Disney Imagineers pride themselves on each Disney detail telling a story, and that’s exactly how I like to plan vacations. I believe each day in the parks is only enhanced when the meals, activities, and smallest details of the day work together to tell a story. No day in the Animal Kingdom is complete for me without traveling to Africa for breakfast at Boma, hiking across the Himalayas for lunch at Yak and Yeti before visiting the Yeti himself on Expedition Everest, all the while discovering more and more about the planet’s animal kingdom.

Since our first vacation together, my husband and I have visited Walt Disney World four more times. WDW plays an enormous role in our lives: my husband proposed to me in Epcot, took his friends to the parks for his bachelor party, and, at our wedding, our cake featured a few hidden Mickeys. Furthermore, we have taken two Disney Cruises, have trekked to Disney Land in California, and have journeyed with Adventures by Disney to Spain and Ireland. We are amazed by how much of the world we can explore with Disney, and are so excited to plan our next adventure.

This is why I’m here for you as your Magical Vacation Planner: I love to listen, I love to organize, and above all, I love to curate magical experiences that bring friends and families closer together. Let me be your Jiminy Cricket: all you have to do is “give a little whistle,” and I’ll help make all your Disney dreams come true!

Jaime Emerson

Jaime has been a long time lover of all things Disney! As an experienced parks traveler, Jaime can help you to experience the magic that Disney has to offer with her depth of knowledge and passion for travel. She has experienced navigating Disney with infants, toddlers, kids and teens. In addition, she’s a great resource for information regarding large parties, romantic trips, food allergies, and the Disabilty Access Service (DAS) card and use.

While Disney parks are Jaime’s first love, she’s able to help you plan whatever vacation you’re dreaming of – from parks to cruises, she’s happy to help you realize your perfect trip!

Jaime lives in Massachusetts with her partner and four children.

Bill Stiles

Bill is excited to be part of the MVP team & to have an outlet to share his love for travel, especially Disney vacations and cruising. Bill understands the varied vacation needs of different groups and will help to cater your vacation truly magical. In his other life as a high school guidance counselor & coach, Bill has made a career of helping others navigate towards their goals. Let him do the same in helping your next magical vacation become a reality!

Jennifer DiRenzo

I am an elementary teacher and a mom of two little girls. My passion other than teaching and my family, is traveling. I have been to China, Italy, England, Greece, Hawaii and of course Disney! I have visited Disney as a child. Now I enjoy going with my husband and our two girls. Recently, my family and I began traveling by RV, because I like to plan many stops on our way to and from Disney. We have stayed at the Fort Wilderness Campground, but I have also explored many other Disney hotels. Other than the rides, I really enjoyed seeing my girls transformed into princesses at the Bippidi Boppidi Boutique in Magic Kingdom. My family and I also enjoy eating at a variety of restaurants that Disney offers such as Cinderella’s Royal Table, Ohana, Be Our Guest and Via Napoli in Epcot. I am familiar with the layout of the Disney Parks, so I can help with scheduling fast passes and dining to get the most out of your experience. I would love to help you customize your family vacation, so that your family has a memorable and magical vacation!

Aaron Swiniuch

Aaron has had the pleasure of creating magical vacations for families for the last 3 years with Magical Vacation Planner. After contacting the company and seeing how professional and thorough the planning was, he knew he wanted to share that same experience with others. Not only does he help plan vacations, but Aaron is an educator (working with neurologically diverse students) and performer as well. Aaron has traveled to Walt Disney World over 10 ten times and to Disneyland once, so he has both knowledge and experience to share.

Scott Boyer

Scott joined Magical Vacation Planner in 2018. He has a passion for travel and planning vacations. Scott plans trips for large groups, small families, returning guests, and first timers. He has experience in coordinating Disney and Aulani vacations for toddlers, teens, and adults. Scott also specializes in planning vacations for Universal Studios and all major cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, Virgin Voyages, Norwegian, MSC, Carnival, and of course Disney Cruise lines. Lastly, he also plans Hawaiian vacations and all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. He is also a certified Divemaster and Rescue Diver and available to help plan your next scuba diving destination.

In 2021 Scott became a Team Leader with MVP and he continues to explore educational opportunities that will help provide outstanding service to his clients. Scott holds numerous certifications from travel partners and continues to travel whenever possible.

Scott began traveling to Disney World as a child with his family. He was instantly hooked on Disney magic. Later in life he frequented Disneyland while stationed in San Diego with the United States Navy. After marrying his High School sweetheart, Kelly, they honeymooned at Disney World. After having 2 children Scott and his family began traveling regularly to Disney World as well as cruising and exploring international destinations.

Annie Keane

Did you know you can get a haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street in Magic Kingdom? I know because for the past 5 years, these amazing Barbers are the only ones who have cut my hair.

My husband and I went to Disney World for our very first vacation together back in 2011. Since then we have gone 2-4 times every year. We even became Annual Passholders because we love it so much. The magic of Disney World is amazing; we feel it as soon as we step onto the Magical Express. The outside world disappears and we enter a world filled with happy people who just want to enjoy life and have fun.

I love learning about Disney. Every decoration, presentation, building, has a story and there are so many little treasures to find like hidden Mickeys and where you can listen in on a party phone line conversation.

Whether you go for 3, 7 or maybe even 10 days to spend time with family, celebrating a special occasion or just need to get away, I would love to help you plan your trip and share the excitement of Disney!

Alina Mason

Alina’s love for all things Disney began with her first trip to Walt Disney World at the age of 4. This love continues to grow as an adult as she visits Disney at least once a year, whether it be a trip to the parks or a Disney cruise, with her husband, Daniel, and her daughter, Emily. Alina has stayed at many Disney resorts from value to deluxe and has had enjoyed countless meals at both quick service and table service restaurants all around Disney property.

Alina’s passion for Disney is even evident in her career as a middle school ELA teacher. Her co workers and students know all about “Mrs. Mason’s” Disney obsession!

Alina would love to share her love and knowledge of Disney to help you plan your next dream vacation!

Kim Kelly

“A dream is a wish your heart makes!” Planning a Disney vacation is a dream come true for most families. However, it can be very overwhelming! Kim is eager to help you plan your magical vacation ensuring that it is stress-free and full of memories to last a lifetime.

When she isn’t planning magical vacations, she is teaching 7th grade math. In her free time she enjoys skiing and spending time at the lake with her husband and three children.

Whether you are an overwhelmed first timer or a seasoned veteran, Kim can help to save you time and money by planning your next trip. She has great advice and tips that she loves to share with her clients to help make their trip extra special.

Areas of focus: Disney World, working with teachers’ schedules, family trips, dining recommendations, itinerary planning

Stephen Conti

Stephen is a passionate Disney expert who loves travel and trip planning. He has visited Walt Disney World over 25 times and has taken a wide range of Disney trips, including trips for: couples, the Flower & Garden Festival, the Food & Wine Festival, friends, honeymoon, multi-generational, runDisney, spring training, wedding, wedding planning and young families.

Stephen is a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge. He is a meticulous, detail oriented and organized trip planner who will take the same care in planning your Disney Destination vacation as he does for his own family. He will book all of your resort, park pass, Disney dining plan, air and ground transportation needs. He will also save you time and money by creating a personalized itinerary, make resort and restaurant recommendations, provide FastPass+ strategy and more, all at no charge to you.

Stephen has participated in six runDisney events, including four half marathons and two full marathons. He loves all of the parks and considers spending time with his young daughters in Fantasyland at The Magic Kingdom and an evening stroll around the World Showcase at Epcot amongst his favorite things to do. He has stayed at 17 Disney resorts, and loves all of them, but considers the Animal Kingdom Lodge, Polynesian and Wilderness Lodge amongst his favorites, with a special place in his heart for the Yacht Club, where he and his wife were married in 2007.

Contact Stephen today to start planning your next Disney Destination vacation!

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disney’s Aulani in Hawaii, Universal Orlando Resort, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Sandals/Beaches and more

Amanda Bugli

Amanda first fell in love with Walt Disney World as a small child and it has remained one of her favorite places to vacation. She quickly converted her husband to a Disney fan, and now she, her husband and 2 small children vacation at Walt Disney World or on Disney Cruise Line as often as they can.

Amanda has traveled to Walt Disney World and on Disney Cruise Line many different times, each time being a little bit different from the last. She has traveled with just adults before having children, as a family of 4 with a toddler and infant, on an extended family trip with 13 people including grandparents and great grandparents, and in a group of 9 including 5 children. She has stayed at many resorts on property and visited Disney World for as short as 2 days and as many as 12. All of these experiences have given her the insight that what works for one person may not work for someone else but that there is something at Disney, and on Disney Cruise Line for everyone!

Amanda can’t wait to share her love of Disney and start helping you and your family plan your magical vacation.