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Carrie A Layne

Life is too short….

This is a common phrase that is said and has many different endings. For me, life is too short to not enjoy it. And I enjoy traveling. As a child I was unable to travel as much. I was raised in a single income family and our vacations were limited to camping trips. As an adult I started to travel a bit more. But was still pretty reserved.

I finally opened up a bit to new traveling adventures in the past few years. And along the way I found I had a knack for helping others with their travel plans. I loved helping them so much I decided it was time to earn some money for what I have been doing for free.

Why did I choose Magical Vacation Planners? It was simple. In the past 10 years I have developed a love for Disney. My Dad told me he loved Disney because it was the only place he could take my Mom to see the world. In Epcot of course. Ever since then I have fallen in love with the magic and love watching friends and family members fall in love with Disney as well.

I am a firm believer that in order to have a great vacation you do not need to go broke. I love looking for ways to save money and pass those along to others. You can rest assured that I am constantly looking for ways to save money when I am working on your vacation.

Contact me for a free quote! Let’s see what magic I can create for you…

Hannah Price

I am a wife a mother of 3 rapidly growing young men. Currently, I reside in North Central Ohio not far from where I grew up. Travel has always been a passion for me and I love to share it with my children. The pictures from our vacations are all over our home and are a constant reminder of all the adventures we have had together. Nothing can replace the time spent together enjoying new places, food and experiences. I would love to help plan your next family adventure!

Kerry Woloszynek

Seasoned travel pro based out of Cleveland with over 20+ visits to the happiest place on Earth! Experienced cruiser as well! Looking forward to assisting you and your family make memories that will last a lifetime!

Stephanie Belschner

I didn’t grow up visiting Disney as a kid with my family, but I have more than made up for it with my more than 30 trips to a Disney destination! I have visited Disney World, Disneyland, and Aulani with a cruise and an Adventure by Disney trip on the horizon.

Disney is magical and special to me because I believe that any age can appreciate the wonder and excitement of a Disney adventure. I have enjoyed Disney single, married, with very young children, with adults, with more mature adults, and with older children. Each demographic has it’s own magical lens to view and experience the Disney culture – and I enjoy highlighting the different needs of each traveler!

When I am not building magical itineraries for Disney travelers, I spend time with my two kids, husband, dogs, and at my job as a high school counselor in Southwest Ohio.

I would love to make your Disney vacation a magical journey to experience without any worry or hassle over the details of planning. Winnie the Pooh said it best, “Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.”

Areas of expertise: DAS pass, allergy-friendly food options, extensive WDW resort experience, traveling with small children/varied ages

Beth Barger

Welcome to MVP, I’m Beth. I am a single working mother of one Disney loving son. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would be taking my, then, 5-year-old from Ohio to Florida by myself, let alone to Disney! From the surprise reveal on the way to the airport to the time we pulled in the driveway at home everything was so much more do able then I imagined. Having experience planning Disney trips for my family, extended family members and working within a reasonable budget has brought me to this point.

I am here to help you make the most out of your vacation from the beginning steps to planning fast passes, dining and transportation reservations. It is my hope that I can use my passion to help you create priceless memories with your loved ones.

Amber Carper

Hello! My name is Amber Carper and here is a little about me. 🙂

I was born and raised in Hilliard, Ohio and now reside in Commercial Point, Ohio. I have been married for 15 years to my husbands, Chris, and we have a 4 year old boy named Jaxson. He is our world! I have a 20 year career background in healthcare and customer service. When we were expecting though, I was blessed enough to become a stay at home mom. Long story (journey) short, we tried to start a family for 10 years and with the assistance of some pretty amazing doctors we welcomed our son in 2018. As a lot of stay at home mothers though, I wanted to still help contribute to my family financially in some way.

I’ve always had a deep love and passion for travel. I’ve been very fortunate to experience a lot of amazing places around the world in my lifetime. A lot to still check off my bucket list! With always being so dedicated and savvy on finding deals and doing all the research that is involved with planning a trip, I decided to turn it into a career move for myself. I have been with Magical Vacation Planner since 2019 and have loved every moment. While unfortunate to have started a career in travel assistance right before a pandemic hit, I am beyond excited to see where this opportunity takes me longterm. I specialize in Disney and Universal, but I have learned and experienced a lot and been provided some amazing knowledge and tools when it comes to Cruising, All-Inclusive destinations, and other great vacation spots around the world.

I look forward to helping you plan your next adventure and appreciate you supporting a small business and career dream!Amber has always had a passion for traveling and planning out trips. Her obsession with Disney though started in 2009 when her and her spouse went on their very first Disney Adventure together. Since then they have visited Disney World 5 times and can not wait to take their son on his first Disney Trip in 2020.
Disney is not just another vacation, it’s a magical journey everyone should experience once in their lifetime.
You get one life, so why not enjoy it? See everything you have dreamt of seeing around this amazing world we live in? Yes, it may take some saving up, but you should do and see everything on that Bucket List of yours.

“In bad times and in good, I have never lost my zest for life.”~Walt Disney

It would be Amber’s previlage to plan your next vacation. Whether it be Disney World, Disneyland, A Disney Cruise, Cruise in general or anywhere else in the world.
With Family, Friends or just a mini getaway for yourself.
Sit back and relax and let her do all the work for you!

Betsy Brown

I love to plan vacations. I always have. I spend hours researching the best places to stay, where the locals eat, the secret spots off the beaten path that people don’t know about. I love finding new places. Seeing the parts of the world that I have only dreamed about.


At age 24 I started working in the travel industry, but it wasn’t until I was 36 that I started planning vacations professionally.

No two vacations are alike, each one should be unique to you and your interests, which is why I take the time to get to know you and your vacation style. A one on one conversation to discuss your goals so I can present you with the best options for your trip.

When I am not planning trips, I’m usually hanging out with my husband and two kids.

Some of our favorite things to do on our vacations is visit zoos, arcades, bakeries and ice cream shops. We also love to eat at places that have been featured on TV. As of February 2022 we have been to 137 places!

Emily Loeb

Hi I’m Emily, My first experience at Walt Disney World was in 2014, It was a family trip with my two children and good friends. The trip was nothing like I expected and so much more. I knew the moment when I watched my children’s (and husbands) face light up that this was going to be the first of many trips to WDW. Since that trip we have been five times and added a new member to our family in that time. We love taking the little ones to WDW.

I love all things Disney and every vacation there is new magic to be found.
I enjoy helping friends plan the perfect vacation for their family, from fast pass selections to dining reservations.

“Laughter is timeless,
Imagination has no age,
Dreams are forever”. – Walt Disney

Tracy Zetzer

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust has truly been a way of life for me for as long as I can remember. The happiness, creativity, beauty and pure magic of Disney has always been something I strongly believe in.

I loved visiting WDW growing up! The waterparks were always so much fun during our spring break trips and some of my fondest memories are at the Treehouse Villas-having our whole family together playing checkers, lounging in rope suspended beds, sprinting up and down spiral staircases, and having silly string fights on our deck.

Once I got married and had children of my own, I simply could not wait for them to experience the magic of Disney. When our youngest was just a few months old we went as a family to Disney World, followed by our first disney cruise later that year. We then became DVC members, annual passholders and joined D23 (we even went to the convention this year as well-so cool!)

I love to try new experiences whenever we plan a Disney trip. Whether it be a specialty cruise itinerary, a new hotel on Disney property, fine dining (or even quick serve snack-hello Mickey Celebration Donut!), or just simply exploring the fitness centers and gift shops at each hotel. It is my passion. That is what I love the most about planning vacations for others. Your trip will always be meticulously planned with your current needs/desires in mind. Life is too short to take the same trip twice! Choosing me to help you plan your trip will ensure an unparalleled and unique experience each and every time!

High level of experience in: WDW Resort, DCL, multigenerational trips, large group trips, solo trips, international trips, adult only, girls weekend, single parent trips, Disneyland Resort, D23, fine dining, concierge cruising, club level stays, park tours and special events.

Kayla Wolfe

Walt Disney once said, “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” Kayla has been traveling to Disney since she was just four years old and fell in love with it immediately. Since then Kayla has become an Annual Passholder at Walt Disney World and has been visiting the parks 3-5 times every single year. Kayla has also been on a couple Adventures By Disney vacations, 8 Disney cruises, as well as Aulani in Hawaii. Kayla is a Disney Vacation Member and a Castaway Club Member. Outside of Disney vacations, Kayla has taken 7 Royal Caribbean cruises all over the Bahamas and Europe.
Kayla not only loves to travel, but also loves to help others with all of their vacation needs! Kayla believes that vacations are like a big puzzle in which each experience, dinner reservation, and hotel stay is a piece of the puzzle. Once each is planned, the puzzle is complete, and the memories are endless. Kayla believes that anyone she assists she would book as if it were her own family, in which she would only want the most magical experiences!
Kayla is inspired by Walt Disney and believes that nobody should ever grow up! She also believes that family is the biggest priority and that if you have imagination and determination you are able to accomplish just about anything. Kayla is a dreamer and will do absolutely anything to make you and your families trip magical!

Jamie Chapman

I have been in love with Disney and traveling for as long as I can remember. The excitement of planning of vacation from Disney to Cruise’s never fades for me. I would love nothing more than to plan a magical vacation that your family will remember for a lifetime.

Erin Herman

Hello, my name is Erin Herman. My husband and I live in Hamilton, Ohio with our two daughters, Hannah and Caroline, and our son, Ryan. I graduated from Miami University with a degree in Speech Pathology. My family and I enjoy traveling and playing tennis together. We have traveled to Disney World many times and have also enjoyed the Disney Cruise Line. I am excited to be part of the MVP Team!

James Bell

Hello, I am excited to help plan your next trip!

The 1st Disney trip that I can vividly remember, was when my wife (who was pregnant at the time with our son), our 2 daughters, and myself visited WDW in May 2015. We stayed in the Finding Nemo Suite at the Art of Animation. Since this was our real first trip, we wanted to make it extra special for our daughters by buying the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique package. That same evening, we had reservations at the Cinderella Royal Table so that they could meet their favorite Disney Princesses, while being princesses themselves. They absolutely loved it, and I make this recommendation to everyone. As as result of our very first trip to WDW as a family, we absolutely fell in love with with the entire experience. In May 2017, we became DVC members, owning at the Polynesian Resort. In October 2017, we stayed at the Polynesian as our first DVC stay, and attended the MNSSHP, in full Peter Pan character costumes (my wife as Smee, my oldest daughter as Wendy, my youngest daughter as Tinker Bell, and my 2 yr son as Peter Pan, while I was Captain “James” Hook). We wanted to share this experience with our family, and in June 2018, we invited my immediate family to stay with us in a 2-bedroom Bay Lake Villa. In November 2018, we invited my mother-in-law and our niece to stay at the Polynesian Resort with us, which we attended the last day of Food & Wine. and attended MVMCP. I want to share similar Disney adventures and memories with others, which is why I became a Travel Agent through MVP.

Stephanie Pietras

I have been with MVP since 2019. Traveling has become my families hobby. We love to cruise, visit all-inclusive resorts, visit DisneyWorld and Universal Studios. Planning your vacation can be overwhelming, especially if traveling to new destinations. I am here to help ease the pain that it takes putting it all together. I love to hear and see the excitement of my clients when I tell them “You’re Booked”.

Stephanie Holtz

My name is Stephanie Holtz and I live in the outskirts of Cincinnati OH. Along with going to Walt Disney World many times with my husband and daughter. I have also worked for the Walt Disney World Company. Back in 2004 I did the Walt Disney World College Program. I worked in the hotels as a Mouse Keeper. For 8 months I lived and breathed Disney. Since then I have been a Disney fanatic. Along with going to Disney on average every other year, I am a D23 member so I stay up on all things new going on with Disney.
With my background in Disney and passion for making magic happen for guest let me be the one to help make your next vacation a magical one.

Christopher A Everts

My passion for travel started at a very young age. I started going to Disney in 1990 at the small age of 2 and continuing my trips to Disney now, it is a thrill every time that i get to go. Having gone 3 times in the last 2 years has helped drive me to become a Magical Vacation Planner. I love seeing the smiles on faces of families at WDW Resort and hope to see them soon at Disneyland Resort.

I also have extensive knowledge of the Caribbean, beginning my travels as an 8th grader to the US Virgin Islands, to my first experience with Sandals in 2014 at the Grande Antigua, I am happy to say I have stayed with 3 resorts, all on different islands and am always researching the next location for our stay.

I have a passion for Customer Service as I have been in retail for almost 20 years. I know I can allow you to have a Magical Experience or a relaxing stay in the Caribbean.

Ashley R Dey

Hi! My name is Ashley Dey and I am excited to help you plan your dream vacation! My family and I love all things Disney and travel. We have 3 young children so I know the organization and tips to make your vacation be the best it can possibly be. After experiencing Disney World, all inclusives, cruises, and going to over 11 other countries I can say that I found a passion for travel and decided to do something with it! I look forward to working with you and giving you a magical experience with your family!

Anjoli Barber

Hello! My name is Anjoli and I live in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio with my husband, our daughter, and our dog. As a Disney enthusiast myself, I understand the desire to fill a vacation with memories while still accommodating a schedule that is best for everyone. I have a true passion for the “behind the scenes” work that goes into making magic for others and would love to help you create a tailor-made vacation that is just the right size. If the shoe fits, travel!

Christine Keating

“Around here we don’t look backwards for very long… we keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” ~ Walt Disney

My name is Christine. I am a Mom of two children with a loving husband. I love traveling and creating magical memories.

I have been helping my friends and family plan their vacations for years. I pride myself in personalized customer service and unforgettable memories where you feel like royalty while traveling.

Jessie Conley

Hello! My family and I have a love for everything DISNEY!! I grew up vacationing in Florida and going to the Magic Kingdom. My husband had never been until we took out daughter on her first trip when she was 1. Now 11 years later and a son with us, we go yearly to the most magical place on either!! It’s truly our favorite family vacation. I have learned a lot of great tips and great places to eat over the years. I would love to share my love of Disney with you and help you plan your next magical vacation!

Nathan Martin

Nathan, his wife Mandi, and their seven children have been traveling for years and he looks forward to helping you plan your magical experience a truly great one!

Jean Roberts

An avid fan of exquisite travel and dining experiences, Jean loves making magical trips a reality! Her first trip to Disney World was at 4 years old. Now, she makes frequent trips with her family, which includes her husband, two toddlers, and often her parents.

If you are planning a trip with children, a family vacation that includes various generations of guests, or just a fun trip with friends – Jean will have specialized suggestions to make your experience fit your needs.

A seasoned traveler and a self-proclaimed foodie, Jean is always researching new, unique travel experiences. Her Disney favorites: The Contemporary Resort, Disney Cruise Line, EPCOT, The EPCOT Food & Wine Festival, and the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at the Polynesian Resort.

Jean looks forward to helping you plan the perfect magical experience for your family!

Brittanie Brown

My name is Brittanie Brown and I am a from a small town in Ohio. I am originally from Los Angeles and have had a love for Disney since I was born. I grew up on Disney movies, shows and music and it has been a love of mine forever. I like to stay up to date on all the Disney info with social media and getting there every chance I get. I am excited to help people plan their magical trips to the happiest place on earth!

Jacob Rossler

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

My love of Travel, Exploring and Planning has brought me to Magical Vacation Planner. As a father of two young children, I have especially caught the Disney travel bug as since seeing my young son’s eyes light up as Mickey Mouse approached him walking down Mainstreet USA. Moments like this and discovering new things is what makes traveling so appealing to me.

Disney Experience: While traveling to Disney, I have experienced staying at all categories of Disney Resorts. Value, Moderate, Deluxe, and Deluxe Villas. I have also stayed offsite with Pros and Cons too each listed. I am currently a Disney Annual Passholder, making the trip down from Ohio a few times each year. I like to think I know the tips an tricks to make the most of a Disney Trip now.

Other Travel Experience: Aside from Disney, my wife and myself have been avid cruisers over the years. We have sailed with Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise Lines. Looking to kick back, unwind and just relax on vacation? I have found Cruising to be the Perfect type of travel to do so.

Ali Saylor

Hi Friends! Ali here and I’m ready to plan your magical dream vacation! From my very first trip to the park as a teenager to now as a mother, I have had a love and passion for Disney! My family and I have made Disney an annual vacation tradition. I have quickly become my friends and family go to planner on all the tricks and trades of Disney! When I visit the parks you can usually find me Soarin’ in Epcot, tackling mountains in Magic Kingdom, taking a safari ride in Animal Kingdom, shooting with Buzz Lightyear and Friends at Hollywood Studios or eating anything Mickey shaped everywhere in between. While I have my must do traditions eating fries with cheese sauce by the pool, I also have to try the latest restaurants, rides, and shows each visit.
I’m always up to date with Disney parks and their latest trends and updates. When I’m not at Disney, you can bet I’m reading about it. My friends know I have the answers to all their questions like, “What rides do I need to fastpass?” or “Where can I find Mickey and Minnie together for a meet and greet?” Although my first passion is Disney, I love to plan vacations, so whether it be a cruise on the seas, honeymoon at sandals beach resorts or magical Disney you have a friend in me and I am here to help you plan your dream vacation!

Nikki Amato

My love for Disney started in 2014 when my husband and I took our two children to Disney World for the very first time. The look on our children’s faces when we walked into Magic Kingdom brought tears to my eyes, they were in total awe. That week we made so many amazing and unforgettable family memories, I couldn’t wait to start planning our next trip. Since then my family and I have visited Disney World 5 times, each trip more magical then the last. It wasn’t long before I become the person all of my family and friends came to for all things Disney. Over the last few years I have fallen in love with helping others plan their dream vacation to Disney World. Weather it be resort selection, restaurant recommendations, or choosing fast passes, I am there every step of the way. I would love the opportunity to help make all your dreams come true at the most magical place in the world!

Christine Hill

Christine is a lover of all things Disney and is extremely passionate about traveling, both around the United States and abroad. She grew up watching Disney movies but her real love for the company began at 16 years old when she visited Walt Disney World Resort for the first time with her high school marching band. Since then she has vacationed there several times and participated in the Disney College Program. She has given many friends and family advice regarding their Disney vacations and now wants to expand and help others with the entire planning process.
Christine wants everyone to be able to experience the wonder of traveling, whether it be near or far, and is here to help you plan your next trip. Be it a family vacation or a solo trip, a few days or a few weeks, big or small, Christine wants to help you every step of the way.

Dwayne Yoder

Single dad re-inventing my families life for a brighter future. Helping everyone find that Inner kid again and learning to live like never before.

Amanda Young

Amanda is a Cleveland, Ohio native with a love of all things Disney! She currently is raising two young children, who she plans on taking to Disney World at least once a year.

Amanda’s goal is to help others realize that Disney vacations are for everyone!

Emily Reising

Emily has been a Disney fanatic from her first trip at two and a half years old! Since then she’s visited Disney World countless times, Disneyland and sailed on a Disney cruise. She even themed parts of her wedding around Disney and has named pets after Disney characters. She can’t wait to share the magic of Disney with her daughter!
As a Magical Vacation Planner, Emily’s focus is making sure you and your family have the best trip possible. She believes that the magic and joy is what keeps us traveling and wants to make sure that you get to experience that as well. Email or call today and you’ll get guidance and excitement to make your next trip everything you have dreamed it to be and more!

Tera Stump

“A dream is a wish your heart makes.” This classic Disney motto represents my personal mission statement, the fuel to my passion that invests my whole heart into my family, friends, and career. My name is Tera Stump, and I am a proud wife to a Disney-loving husband and a 2-year-old princess-in-training. Together, the three of us consider Disney to be our home, a place where we can embrace the magic that can only be found on Disney property. Based out of Ohio, I am an avid flier and try to take my family to Disney at least five times a year. Being labeled an “insatiable kidult” is one of the biggest compliments that I can receive! I am also an English teacher to juniors and seniors in high school and am proud to incorporate my passion for Disney in any way possible. Working with children and understanding their perspectives has taught me so much in my teaching career.

I have been blessed to have the opportunity to travel to Disney World and Disneyland over 35 times! These trips have given me the knowledge to understand the hidden secrets and knowhow of when to be where for great views and low wait times. My favorite park is the Magic Kingdom because of the mixture of classic and thrill rides that are there. As a huge fan of Beauty and the Beast, I also love to eat at the Be Our Guest restaurant, but our family tradition is to split a large quattro formaggio pizza at Via Napoli at Epcot. We have other Disney traditions including seeing Fantasmic on our first night, starting our time in Magic Kingdom in Tomorrowland, and spending the midpoint of our stay swimming in our resort pool after having lunch and shopping at Disney Springs. My favorite resort is Disney’s Grand Floridian due to its luxurious feel, proximity to the Magic Kingdom, and its customer service. My husband and I are also avid Harry Potter fans and have visited Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure numerous times. Being thrill seekers, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is my favorite ride, but you can typically find me drinking a butterbeer or riding the Hogwarts Express between the two parks. Cruising is also one of my family’s passions as my husband and I fell in love with it when we took our honeymoon on a two-week cruise in the Mediterranean. Since then, we have cruised the Caribbean eight times with multiple cruise companies; there is simply no better way to relax, unwind, and disconnect than being on a boat intentionally designed for these three fundamental principles of vacationing!

It would be my pleasure to assist you in your Disney and any other vacationing needs. Truly believing in my mission statement, I will get to know your heart’s wish very quickly so that I can not only meet your expectations, but exceed them in a way that allows me to capture your dream! A vacation to Disney or any other destination – whether it be for a quick weekend or a two-week grand adventure – should be enjoyed from the start. Allow me to capture that excitement and infuse some Disney magic into your vacation. If a dream is a wish your heart makes, let’s make that vacationing dream come true together!

Kay Hilvert

Hi! My name is Kay Hilvert and I’ve been a travel agent with MVP for 4 years now. I’ve been married for 22 years and have 3 kids. We love to travel that’s why I wanted to join the MVP family. I would love to help any families to couples reach their dream vacation!!

Christina Wurgler

Hello, I am Christina from Canton Ohio, and am a bit obsessed with Disney. I first went to Disney when I was younger, then with my son 20+ years ago, we made a few trips, but it wasn’t till 2014 when my daughter was 4 for her birthday that the fire was lit and has blazed for the last four years.
In 2015 we became passholders and last year we spent a wonderful 98 days in the parks. During that time, I have gone down nearly every month, that allowed us to experience nearly every attraction and restaurant. We now make it a point to search the nooks and crannies for new experiences. It is never too difficult to find new things as the parks are always changing and as we bid farewell to older things rides and experiences, the new exciting developments follow close behind.
Some of our favorite activities are the special events, things such as Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween, Mickeys Christmas Party, Epcot food and wine Festival, 2017 pro bowl activities at ESPN Wide World of Sports, Flower and Garden Show, and have participated in many of the RunDisney events. We have made it to all those events since 2015.
As far as lodging on property, we have stayed at nearly every resort on property including every value resort, some moderate resorts and a few deluxe resorts. I have also stayed off property with a couple of Disney’s good neighbor hotels. I have planned trips of 2 to 13 and am ready and excited to help you plan your trip to insure a magical visit.

Catina Stecz

Catina has had a true love for Disney as long as she can imagine. She has travels to Walt Disney World several times over the years, each time the trips are different it all depend on your perspective at the time. Catina has extensive knowledge of navigating Walt Disney World with the disabled. She has planned multiple trips that included, her father who was handicapped. She has also planned honeymoon and anniversary trips for couples, and also has excellent experience planning trips for kids of all ages.

Catina is a bit of a foodie, and loves to experience all of the different dining options available when visiting the Walt Disney World Resorts. From counter service, to deluxe meals, she has experienced it all.

Catina’s knowledge of the parks is unsurpassed and you will love the time and effort she puts into the perfect itinerary for your Magical Vacation.

Susan Clapsaddle

I’ve turned my hobby of planning Disney vacations with my best friend into a passion by helping others plan their magical vacations to my absolute favorite vacation destinations. I would love the opportunity to help others plan their vacations to the most magical places on earth; to in-turn endear the house of mouse to their hearts as well.

I am a devoted wife and mother of two amazing kids. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio so naturally I have a healthy love of all things Ohio State Buckeyes football; OH…IO!.I listen to country music and early 2000’s boy bands (*NSYNC forever!); my favorite color is purple and my favorite season is fall. My past-times include going to sporting events and concerts with my husband and cuddling on the couch with my kids while we watch our favorite Disney movies (Mine is Beauty and the Beast).

I look forward to connecting with every guest and help create the magical memories that last a lifetime.

Brianna Blubaugh

With a love for all things travel and Disney, I’m excited to help you plan your next special trip whether it be a fun vacation for your whole family, a romantic couples retreat, or a girls weekend away, let me take the stress of planning all the details off your shoulders and do all the work for you! It would be my pleasure to help you make memories that will last a lifetime!

Ashley Dennerlein

Hello! My name is Ashley and I am a physical education and health teacher at a large public school in Ohio. I have 7 years of teaching experience, during which time I was responsible for planning and implementing various school trips spanning across each school year. I have planned week long service oriented trips across the country for student groups as well as my church. I am a skilled planner and my detail oriented approach to planning has lead me to plan numerous successful Disney Vacations for my own family as well as my friends. I have many Disney Vacations under my belt and have done research to make each trip special, unique, memorable and most importantly magical! I have stayed at various Disney resort hotels, attended tours, dining events and dessert parties. I have extensive knowledge of the parks and would love to share that with you to create the ultimate touring plan and vacation for your family’s needs!

Mary Beth Pepper

Mary Beth has been in love with Disney World and all things Disney for many years. She enjoyed traveling to Disney World with her family as a child, and she has also enjoyed bringing her children to Disney World through the years. Mary Beth has stayed on the Disney property and dined on the property many times and will use her personal experiences to make recommendations for your family. She will answer all your specific questions and is very familiar with Magic Bands, Fast Passes, and My Disney Experience.

Mary Beth has also sailed on Disney Cruise Line with her family. She is also able to make recommendations and answer questions about Disney Cruise Line.

Mary Beth is excited to get to know her guests and assist as much or as little as needed by each individual. Her areas of expertise are Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, Disney Cruise Lines, Family Vacations, and Travelling with Children.

Anna Kertesz

I started vacationing at Disney as a child however it wasn’t until my first trip with my daughter and husband in 2009 that I truly fell in LOVE with all things Disney. I have been lucky enough to go to Disney yearly since then and experience Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom. The holidays are my favorite time at Disney because in my opinion everything is better at Disney. I look forward to helping you plan a magical and memory filled vacation.

Areas of Focus: Disney World, Adults Only, Trips with infants and children, Disney Honeymoons, Club Level experiences, Dining Recommendations, Extended Family Trips, Holidays at Disney.

Brenda Henderson

My name is Brenda Henderson and I am delighted to be a travel professional with Magical Vacation Planner. I have been married 30+ years and have a daughter. My full time profession is Emergency room Nurse and I plan travel as a side job. I will take the stress out of you planning your own vacation. I work with many vendors to plan the best vacation for you. As a travel professional, my services are always free for you to utilize.

Denise Hanks

I have enjoyed planning the details of our family Disney vacations for years. Only after assisting friends with their own Disney trips, and offering details they never considered before, did I decide to become an “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.

My love of Disney started in my own childhood when my father and I would draw Disney Characters together. Then having the opportunity to visit Disney World frequently, when I lived in Florida. But, there is nothing sweeter then seeing the magic of Disney through the eyes of my own children. As a mother of two, I know how to plan a detailed trip that can fit any family budget.

From traveling with small children, combining a vacation that suits several different ages of children, or traveling with extended family; I have the expertise to assist in planning your personal family vacation.

As a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge, I am excited to be able to combine my love for Disney with my attention to detail in order to plan a vacation that suits your needs. I look forward to assisting with your vacation whether you are traveling to Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii, on the Disney Cruise Line or with Adventures by Disney

Christine Pugh

I love helping family’s plan magical vacations . I have a lot of knowledge as I worked in Magic Kingdom Guest Relations and a former Disney College Program Alumni on 3 different programs. I have worked for Magical Vacation Planner since 2017 and I have building my knowledge ever since. I also love telling friends and family about Universal Studios in Florida and have been visiting frequently to learn all the tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your stay.

Allison Hockenberry-Hanna

Allison’s love for all things Disney began with her first tri in 1989 and it has continued to grow ever since. Once Allison’s family became Disney Vacation Club owners and Annual Passholders in 1998 she has been fortunate enough to enjoy Disney multiple times a year, and has been able to take pleasure in many different aspects of the resorts and parks. With all of these great experiences. Now that she is an adult she finds great joy in traveling with her husband and children. This has made Allison the go-to for friends and family members that are looking to enjoy a trip to the most magical places on earth, anywhere Disney.

With all of the experience she has gained Allison is a firm believer that every family and individual who travels to a Disney park and resort is different and has unique preferences and pace for their trips. As a Magical Vacation Planner she is excited to help you tailor your trip to your wants and needs.

With all the breathtaking experiences Allison has had to Disney she now receives the most joy from seeing and hearing about other’s amazing trips along with all of their great and new memories.

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Dining Recommendations including dining with Food Allergies, Family Trips, Traveling with Children and Infants, Honeymoons, and Holiday and Special Events.

Emily Kesner

Emily is a lifelong Disney lover with a special place in her heart for Walt Disney World. Emily has enjoyed over 30 trips to Disney including her favorite trip, the Disneymoon she took with her hubby. Emily is always planning her next Disney vacation and loves staying up to date with the ever changing magical offers at Disney. She has visited or stayed in almost all of the WDW resorts and has experienced and enjoyed many of Disney’s dining offerings.

When Emily is not enjoying or planning a Disney vacation she is a mother and a Pediatric nurse. Her knowledge of childhood growth and development and special medical needs helps her to plan the most magical and unique vacations for families of all ages and interests.

Emily specializes in family trips, adults only vacations and Disneymoons!

Kristi Holmes

Kristi’s first visit to Walt Disney World was as a small child and after that, Disney became the favorite place to go for her family. Now that she is a mother of two daughters, the trips to Disney World are even more special. Experiencing her daughters first time to the Magic Kingdom was one of the best times of her life. 

Kristi loves helping her clients plan magical trips that will create memories to last a lifetime, especially families taking their first Disney vacation. She enjoys all the magic that Disney has to offer, including all the fabulous resorts and restaurants. Kristi also has experience with travelling with a child with special needs because her oldest daughter has Type 1 Diabetes. Kristi is more than happy to help families that have children who might need special attention and Disney is more than accommodating. 

Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Adventures by Disney, Dining Recommendations, Family Trips, Special Needs.

Emily Vartenuk

Emily’s first trip to Disney was as an adult, from the moment she walked down main street, she was hooked to the magic of Disney. It is now her favorite place to go. She not only likes to vacation there but also loves to participate in Run Disney events. If you are going to run a race what better place to do it than the happiest place on earth is her motto.

Emily is always thrilled to plan trips for her clients. She wants her clients to have the most magical trips to Disney. She hopes that her clients feel the feelings of joy and happiness that she feels when she vacations to Disney. The best part of Disney is that everyone is happy and full of life, you forget about all your troubles.

Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Dinning Recommendations, Run Disney events, Family Trips, Mother Daughter Trips.

Jennifer Henderson

Disney has become tradition for Jennifer and her family! Jennifer has been going to Disney for over 27 years, with her first trip at the age of 10 with family, and she fell in love with Disney all over again when she and her husband took their daughter for her first trip in 2010 when she was 2. She has been almost 20 times since then! Jennifer’s favorites about Disney are seeing the parades and fireworks, trying new restaurants, Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival, taking part in Disney’s Halloween and Christmas parties and she has done several of the Disney races as well! There is always something new to see with each visit, and Jennifer and her family are ready for new adventures with each trip to Disney!

Jennifer has been helping friends and family plan their Disney World trips for some time and she thoroughly enjoys it! She loves helping other families create memories of a lifetime with their trips to Disney World and she will be happy to help you too! Let’s start creating those Disney memories!

Jean Moore

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever” -Walt Disney- This is one of my favorite quotes by Walt Disney. This quote reflects everything you see and feel when visiting a Disney park and that is exactly what I want to share with you! I didn’t get to go to Walt Disney World until I was an adult and even though I wasn’t a child, I still immediately fell in love with it. I can still even remember the very first time I saw Cinderella’s castle I literally teared up. The magic just grabs ahold of you. My friends and family have been taking my advice on their vacations for many years now. These vacations have been everything from Disney, Universal, all-inclusive resorts, cruises, & family outings. I have a lot of enthusiasm, experience, and love for travel. I hope to share that with you and assist you in creating a magical vacation.

My Services are 100% FREE for you and your family. I am paid directly by the destination (the destination fixes in travel agent commissions into all their packages whether you use one or not and we are paid AFTER your travel date). My job is to alleviate the stressful planning, answer questions (before, during, and after your stay), and keep an eye out for Promotions/Offers to save money and/or enhance your stay. When booking directly without an Agent, the destination will NOT apply or notify you of any promotions.

Chrissy Cvetkovic

“Welcome Home” are two of the most magical words and so true when visiting any Disney destination around the world. Chrissy looks forward to making your Disney vacation truly feel as comfortable as home.
Traveling to the magic since a small child, Chrissy has developed a deep love for all things Disney that still continues to grow. DVC members and annual passholders, all the while living in Ohio, Chrissy, her husband and daughter travel to the Disney World Resort a few times each year. Her daughter was just 11 months old when she first experienced the magic, and she too, has been bitten by the Disney bug.
Chrissy and her family dream of moving to Florida, buying a home in a community behind the Magic Kingdom and having the magic right in their back yard.
Chrissy has relaxed at almost every resort and has enjoyed most every restaurant and character meal as well. She says one of the most wonderful things about Disney World is, there is always something new to explore, making every trip new and exciting!
Along with visiting Walt Disney World, Chrissy and her family love to sail on Disney Cruise Line and have reached Gold Castaway Club status. Their most recent sailing to Norway, took them visit Anna and Elsa, and was beyond magical. A true trip of a lifetime! She says from the minute you step aboard a Disney ship you are treated like royalty. Every detail is taken care of leaving you time to relax, enjoy your family and make memories to last a lifetime.
Chrissy also has experience visiting Disneyland California and Disneyland Paris. With a trip to Aulani being planned in the next year. Her dream is to experience the magic at every Disney destination around the world!
Chrissy is the go-to person among her friends and family when there are questions about Disney vacation planning. Talking Disney makes for her perfect day. She looks forward to making your dream of a Disney vacation come true! She can’t wait till you hear “Welcome Home.”

Lisa Rall

My first Disney experience was when I visited Disneyland in California with my parents and sister, as a child. Later, in my teen years, we visited Disney World in Florida. Those trips were the most memorable of my childhood. Fast forward a few years, and I’m a newlywed looking for a place to honeymoon. I convince my new husband that Disney World would be fun, after all it’s the “Happiest Place on Earth”. So we go, we love it, and we haven’t looked back since. It’s almost a decade later, and we’re now visiting Disney twice a year. As an annual passholder and now DVC member, I’ve experienced Disney during the seasons and it’s many festivals, I’ve stayed at many of the resorts, and I have enjoyed nearly all of it’s restaurants through the Disney Dining program. I’ve become the go to Disney “expert” amongst my family and friends and I truly enjoy sharing that knowledge. Please allow me to help you plan your next Disney adventure, whether it’s your first visit or you’re a seasoned veteran, like me.

Jennifer Cybak Bickley

I like to live by the motto of “Collect moments not things.” And as a trusted travel advisor to you, I will help you create those magical moments that turn into treasured memories. My training – and more importantly experience and personal travel – will allow me to help you in planning your ideal vacation to Walt Disney World, Aulani, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Universal Studios Orlando and Hollywood, all-inclusive properties – Beaches, Sandals, RIU Hotels & Resorts, etc., Carnival Cruise Line, Virgin Voyages, and so much more! Whether it’s a family trip, a girls’ vacation, grandparents and grandkids travelling together, something to celebrate, a solo getaway, or whatever you’re dreaming of, I can help. Need help with special dietary needs or allergies? Special medical needs while traveling? Disabilities to consider? etc. I can help. Contact me today to start planning YOUR magical vacation. Let me customize a vacation that fits you!