Annie Catalona

Greetings from Greensburg, PA! I’m Annie Catalona and I just adore all things travel related – especially Disney travel! Throughout college, travel became an obsession of mine, and in 2010 I fell in love with Disney-specific travel from an adult perspective. Since that time, my wanderlust and desire to plan magical vacations for others has kept me learning and traveling to Walt Disney World and the Bahamas in a passionate effort to be as knowledgeable as possible when helping families create magical memories that will last a lifetime! Becoming a Magical Vacation Planner is my “dream come true,” and I’m beyond excited to take this journey of helping dreams come true for others!

Katelyn Kalman

Katelyn is an alumna of the Disney College Program and a lifelong lover of Disney. While working for Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts on the Disney College Program, she was a Quick Service Food and Beverage cast member in Epcot. With this experience, Katelyn learned all of the little details of the parks that can add a little extra magic to a Disney Vacation. Katelyn started vacationing to Walt Disney World Resort at the age of 8 for the 25th anniversary of the Magic Kingdom. Katelyn has stayed in several on property resorts and on every trip she tries different table and quick service restaurants. On every trip to Disney, there are new things to be discovered.

On trips to Walt Disney World, Katelyn has experienced events such as Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival and the Food and Wine Festival, hard ticket events such as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and other various entertainment in Disney Springs such as Cirque du Soleil, the evening entertainment on the Disney Boardwalk, Disney water parks, guided tours within the parks and the Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian. Katelyn has also experienced Disneyland in Anaheim and is looking forward to her first Disney Cruise experience in 2020 for a Halloween on the High Seas extravaganza and her first Disney Vacation experience with her young children. Most of the Disney Vacations that Katelyn has been on have also included trips to Universal Studios. Katelyn and her husband have also travelled with Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean.

With all of her experience and passion for Disney Destinations, Katelyn is ready to help you plan a magical vacation from finding the resort that works best for you, to dining and attraction recommendations and locations for watching parades and fireworks. Whether its a friend trip, a honeymoon or your first trip with your kids, Katelyn will help you plan a vacation full of magical memories.

Christina Frazier

Christina first went to Walt Disney World at the age of four and has been a dedicated fan ever since! As an experienced parks traveler, Christina 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 toddlers, small children, teens, and as a part of multi family trips.

Whether you have visited the parks several times, or you are dreaming of your first visit, there are always new things to experience at the Disney resorts. She can help you plan every moment.

Christina lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and son.

Sheena Parks

Hi! My name is Sheena Parks. If you can DREAM it I can help you BOOK your travel.

Disney is of course my first love and what started my adventures in traveling. I went through Disney Traditions class during my college program internship. I worked at the Crystal Palace seating many Winnie the Pooh fans! I also took up roles in quick service operations around frontierland and adventure land as well as sold mickey rice krispie treats during the Spectatular Fantasmic show. I picked up many positions while working on my Spring advantage program to get the great experience offered to cast members. I also had the opportunity to learn from the best while taking three college course in leadership, hospitality and management through Disney University during my time there. When I returned back to my University I became a campus representative for the Disney College program internship before graduating with a B.S. degree in Dietetics/Nutrition. Those experiences gave me the opportunity to meet the President of the Disney cruise line and many other very important people that continue to make Disney so Magical.

I am a mother, a teacher and a nutritionist by trade but my passion is traveling and working with people to help find their happy place!

I’ve traveled on several of the Disney cruise ships, as well as Royal Caribbean cruises.

I love to travel with my young family. My husband and I recently took our children out west on a 2 week road trip visiting national parks and popular destinations in many states from East coast to West coast.

I travel to Disney as much as I can (usually twice annually) but I also make sure to take time out and book all-inclusive vacations to get rest and beach time! I have traveled to many Caribbean locations and even lived in France for a year!

I appreciate your time and allowing me to work with you and look forward to hearing about your travel dreams!

Erika Groff

Hi, my name is Erika Groff and I live in Lancaster PA. I am married and have one daughter. My family and I love to travel. We have been blessed to experience many vacations together. Some of our fondest memories are our trips to Disney World. Disney will always hold a special place in our hearts. There is nothing like watching the magic of Disney through your child’s eye’s.
We have also had several opportunities to visit some all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Which we love because they offer something for the whole family.
If you are looking to go on an awesome vacation but don’t have the time to do it yourself, I would love to help take the stress off your hand’s. Let me help create memories for your family to cherish forever!

Liz Mullins

Anyone who knows me, knows I love to travel, and I LOVE planning trips. I went to Disneyland as a child and remember liking it a lot, but it wasn’t until my daughter was born that I caught the “Disney bug” and started planning our first vacation there. It was magical! I remember turning onto Main Street and seeing Cinderella’s castle for the first time. Nothing can beat sharing that moment with my daughter and the joyous time we all had. I fell in love with everything Disney and finally understood what everyone else was talking about. Now, I have the pleasure of helping people plan their dream vacation making memories they will cherish forever.

My name is Liz, mother, professional, and lover of all things travel. For every vacation I go on, I’ve likely planned a dozen in my head! Disney can be overwhelming to plan with so many moving pieces. As a planner, I am more than happy to guide you in this process and assist with many things including dining reservations, FastPass+, places to stay, and special events to name a few. Let me help you focus on the what is the most important: fun!

Chelsey Grabigel

My name is Chelsey Grabigel. I am a proud mother of a beautiful little girl and handsome little boy. I currently live in Pennsylvania, right outside of Pittsburgh, but have lived in Orlando, FL (4 years) and Minnesota (1 year). Traveling has always been something that means a lot to me. While living in Florida I worked at Universal Studios and was also Disney Annual Passholder Since moving I still visit at least 3 times a year. I truly enjoy helping people find and plan the perfect vacation. Florida will always be a second home to me and I would love to share my knowledge and love for the city beautiful with you.

Hillary Herczeg

Hi! I am Hillary and have had a love for traveling my whole life. When I was a young child, we went to Disney World every other year around Christmas time. Recently, I have had an even stronger love for Disney, I traveled there at least once a year for the last 5 years. I have partaken in many different events such as the parties in Magic Kingdom as well as the Run Disney events.

A fun fact about me is, I worked in the Yacht and Beach Club in food and beverage from August 2018 to January 2019. Living so close to Disney World really gave me the time to explore all the ins and outs of Disney World. I have gone so much, my family and I decided to join the vacation club. In Disney World, I have stayed at almost all of the resorts on property. As far as other vacations go, I have been to a few all inclusive resorts and on a Disney Cruise where I had the best time of my life!

Two years ago I planned a vacation for my sisters engagement, with 11 people. It was a surprise to her that my whole family would be there and we managed to pull it off. I love to help plan vacations for everyone of all ages and sizes! A lot goes into planning and I am here to help make you have the best vacation of your life!

Alicia Alexander

It should come as no surprise that my favorite character is Sorcerer Mickey, because in my head, he’s kind of the orchestrator of the whole shebang. The first Disney movie I remember watching was Fantasia, and there he was, making sure everything happened in perfect timing, dealing with last minute surprises, and planning, calculating, and organizing to ensure the show went on! This is exactly how I approach travel: I’m your own personal Sorcerer Mickey, making the magic happen with the help of some pixie dust and a whole lot of knowledge and organization. Let’s turn your Disney Wishes into Disney Plans! I know firsthand how amazing and yet amazingly intense planning your first (or fourth or four-hundredth) Disney trip can be, and I’m here to help! I’ve developed some pretty awesome planning resources and must-dos that I’d love to share to make your vacation the best it can be!

We visit the mouse roughly every 18 months, with a trip to Universal thrown in here and there, and we travel the north-eastern United States throughout the year. Our girls have been going since they were in utero, and we’ve experienced traveling with every age and stage of baby to toddler to kiddo to sassy 8 year old! We love trying new resorts and dining experiences, though we’ll probably always consider Port Orleans French Quarter our home, and Akershus is a non-negotiable must do! As a family with significant food allergies and sensory needs, I’ve worked closely with Disney dining and their chefs in house to make sure my girls have safe and exciting dining experiences, and Disney makes the magic happen, every single time, which is one of the reasons Disney is our ultimate travel destination.

My family loves to joke that we keep going to Disney because I love the planning part so much, and truthfully, they’re not wrong! Obsessing over Fast Passes and dining reservations is what I do in my free time, so I’d love to free up some time for you and take care of all of the legwork to help you have the most magical vacation possible.

Cheyenne Franklin

Hi there! My name is Cheyenne Franklin, a young mom to 2 toddlers. Disney is my absolute passion! I was raised on all things Disney, something I plan to pass onto my babies. The first trip to Disney that I ever took, I was only 6 weeks old! Since then I have been to Disney over 10 times, 2 with my oldest and 1 upcoming with both my kids. My friends and family refer to me as the “crazy Disney lady” and am always the go to person when anyone has questions about Disney or the process of planning their vacations. I joined the MVP family when my youngest was a couple months old, and am now certified to book for Disney World, Disneyland & Universal. Message me for a free, no obligation quote today. I can’t wait to start helping you plan your dream Disney vacation or Universal vacation!!



Colleen Parfitt

Hello, my name is Colleen Parfitt. I would love the opportunity to share my love of traveling and plan your next vacation. Vacations are excellent opportunities to make lifelong memories, whether it is with family, friends or that special someone. Let me take the stress of finding that perfect vacation for you. For me it’s all about the small details that not everyone thinks about as well as the special little touches placed by a magical vacation planner! I can help plan family vacations to Honeymoon‘s to destination weddings to girls weekend trip and so much more! Most importantly all you have to do is pack and get ready to have a magical experience.

Megan Marmer

My Grandmother Bowe first introduced me to the magic of Disney World when I was a little girl, and it has held a special place in my heart ever since. She took me to see each of the parks and all of the excitement they had to offer, and was more than happy to go on all of the rides with me. Our favorite was Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, in the Magic Kingdom. Many years later, as an adult, I was disappointed to find out that the ride was moved to Disneyland in Anaheim, California. So in 2019, when I took my first trip to Disneyland with my daughter, Ashleigh, I made sure that Mr. Toad’s was the first item on our bucket list. With tears in my eyes, I couldn’t help but smile as the ride took off, and nostalgia came rushing back to me all at once. Although my grandmother was no longer with us, for those few moments that day, I felt her with me again. I could practically hear her laugh and smell her perfume. Never could I have imagined that such a simple, yet meaningful experience would change my life forever. I have my Grandmother Bowe to thank for my passion for Disney World, and I am so grateful that I have been able to make many more priceless memories there with my husband and daughter over the past 20 years. I have now visited Disney World over 40 times and stayed in 13 different resorts, ranging from value to deluxe. I also had the amazing experience of sailing on the Disney Dream cruise ship in 2012 and again 2014. The Universal Orlando Theme Parks are another favorite destination of mine. Visiting Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, and experiencing all things Harry Potter at Universal Studios and the Islands of Adventure will never get old. My husband Nick and my daughter Ashleigh are a little more adventurous than me, so they love the more adrenaline-pumping rides, such as The Hulk, Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket, and the new Velocicoaster. Since theme parks like Disney World and Universal are such an important part of my life, in March 2019, I decided to become a personal travel advisor with Magical Vacation Planner so I could help share the magic with others.

Tonya E Nace

Hello my name is Tonya and I can’t wait to help you book your perfect vacation. I am a happily married mother of three who loves to travel. My 4 year old has already been to Disney 9 times because we love how much joy it brings to our family. My husband was skeptical at first going more than once but he quickly realized there is so much to do that you don’t even realize you are missing! We now are annual passholders : ) Disney can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you are doing. Let me help. I have tips sheets for parents, must haves and must see lists waiting for you. I want to make sure to personalize your trip so you get out of it what is most important to your family. I specialize in couples, family and large group travel. Let me make your vacation magical.

Justin Burrier

I’m excited to help you go live your dream! My passion for planning great Disney vacations is matched only by my passion to spread that knowledge to others. I am an Annual Passholder, who takes pride in my knowledge of all the goings on around Walt Disney World and Disneyland, and look forward to using that knowledge to plan the perfect trip for you. Olaf said it best, “Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours!”. I hope to show you my love for great Disney vacations. I take pride in my ability to strategize, and the personal touch and unique experiences I sprinkle into each trip I am fortunate enough to plan. So, the next time the Mountains are calling, or you’re interested in becoming the 1000th Happy Haunt, let’s collaborate and plan you a great Disney Vacation!

Jamie Cutright

Hello my name is Jamie and I would love to share the magic of Disney with you by helping you plan your magical vacation. As a child I loved all the Disney movies. I dreamed of going to Disney to experience the Disney Magic for myself. In 2013 my family and I took my very first trip to Disney and a Disney Cruise wow the only thing I can say was this is AMAZING. I immediately fell in love with all things Disney. My family and I have gone to Disney several times since then and also the Disney Cruise. With the knowledge I have with Disney it makes my family trips with my 4 kids, grandparents, and In-laws that much more magical and special.

My friends and family frequently ask me for advice and tips about Disney or Cruise. Sharing my experience and insight with them brings me great pleasure. The more I go or talk about Disney the stronger my passion and love for it grows. Each trip we try something new. Some of the experiences we have had are Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Chef Mickey’s Ohana and countless restaurants just to name a few.

My services:

-Discussing Disney, what your needs are and how to plan your vacation.

-Providing a quote, booking your vacation, including your resort stay, dining and other special events.

-Dining suggestions.

-Helping plan your days at the parks or resorts.

-Helping you with Genie +..

-Processing your payments and keeping you informed of important dates for reserving dining, FastPass+ and payment dates.

-Keeping informed of discount and promotions and applying them to your trip.

If you have any questions about booking a Disney Vacation, all Cruise Lines, Universal and all inclusive please don’t hesitate to ask, I am here to make your travel planning easy, let me do all the work and you can sit back and enjoy. I look forward in helping you plan your magical vacation whether it be your first or your hundredth.

After all “If you can dream, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started by a mouse.” -Walt Disney I look forward to hearing from you, and we will “See ya real soon”

Beth Sudaric

Hello, my name is Beth. I am a mom to a beautiful little girl and a fur mom to my adorable twin boy cats and have a loving husband. I have been in love with Disney since the first time I stepped onto Main Street USA when I was 5. I have been to Disney many many times and stay up to date with what’s happening. I love it so much that my husband and I got married at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion and honeymooned there as well. I am constantly planning my family’s next trip as we like to go at least once a year, and I would love to plan yours! I would love to help you have the most magical time in the most magical place on earth! So, whether you destination is Disneyland, Aulani, Adventures by Disney, Disney Cruise Line or Walt Disney World, let me take care of the details whether it be a solo trip, family vacation, planning with special needs, honeymoon or a special occasion. Allow my attention to detail put you at ease!
I also specialize in Universal Studios, Sandals and Beaches Luxury Inclusive Resorts, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Live, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruise Line, Viking Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Virgin Voyages Cruises, AM Resorts and AIC/Hardrock Hotels.

Teena Hunt

Hi! My name is Teena Hunt. I am married and we have four amazing daughter who all love Disney. My love for Disney started at a very young age and has grown tremendously through the years. I have vacationed at Disney World multiple times as a child, a teen, young adult, and now as a mother. Each trip has given me a little perspective that I believe will help me plan amazing trips for all different party types. To my family and friends I am known as the Disney guru. I have been helping my friends and family for years as an “unofficial” travel agent. I am excited to be able to turn my love of Disney into helping others plan their magical vacations. Disney is my passion, and I promise to treat your vacation as if it is my own. I can’t wait to make all your Disney dreams come to life.

Andrea Shanafelt

Hello! My name is Andrea Shanafelt and I became a personal travel advisor with Magical Vacation Planner in the end of 2018. I live about 45 minutes outside of Philadelphia with my husband and my three boys. I have always had a love a travel and I spend hours planning my own family’s vacations. I am always searching for the best deals and I love seeing and doing as much as I can when we are on a vacation.
I have been to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando numerous times and I have also been to Disneyland and California Adventure Park. But, in addition to parks, I have been on multiple cruises with various cruise lines and I have been lucky enough to experience several all-inclusive resorts throughout the Caribbean. I feel that I can really help others plan their very best vacation, whether it be Parks, Cruising, or all-inclusive Getaways. I treat my clients as if they were my own family and really listen to what their wants and needs are to make their vacation a most magical experience.
Travel planning is a passion of mine! I am always learning more about any vacation-type I can sell to my clients, whether it’s online courses and trainings or from my own personal experiences in traveling. I’d love to help you plan your next vacation! Where do you want to go??

Marcia Cumming

Hey, you found me! So, I bet you would love to take a vacation, but you have no idea where to start the planning process. Let me help you.
Are you thinking about a theme park vacation? As an Independent Travel Advisor with Magical Vacation Planner, I can help you plan the perfect theme park trip to Disney, Universal Studios or Sea World.
What about a cruise? Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, Norwegian, Viking, AmaWaterways, Disney Cruise Line – the list goes on and on, but we can narrow down the cruise line, itinerary and ship to create the perfect experience for you.
Maybe you want to do an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, each resort group has a different vibe so let me help you select the perfect resort and country for you so you can have an amazing adventure.
Did you say you wanted to explore Europe or the US? I can help you discover amazing places right here at home or anywhere outside the United States.
I fell in love with travel at the age of 16 on a family trip to Europe. Not only do I love to travel but what I love even more is helping other people discover THEIR love for travel. Families, couples, multi-generational trips, girlfriends, mother-daughter, and single adventurers – I got you covered. Contact me today for a no obligation quote. Once we find your perfect escape the are no additional fees for using my services, knowledge, and personal experience. Hey, you’re here on my page and there is nothing to lose so click on any or all of the options below and let’s see where you are heading to next. Go on, click, you know you want to!

Christy Zimmerman

Let me share my love and passion for Disney by helping you plan the vacation of your dreams at no cost to you! Contact me for more information!

Jeannine McGuire

Disney has so much to offer and through my years of traveling to the “most magical place on earth”, I would love to help you and your family make your own magical memories! My husband and I made our first trip in 2004 with our 2 children, and we have been back every year since, even twice in some years. No matter how often we visit, I always look forward to planning our next trip! As your MVP consultant, I will work with you to make sure your trip is everything you want and more. Everyone has their own idea of what their perfect vacation should be, and I know we can work together to achieve that.

I first visited Disney as a child with my grandparents at the age of 6, and again with my parents and my sister and brother at the age of 10. My love for Disney grew into my teenage years as I visited with friends for our “Senior Week” in high school and even in later years with my “boyfriend” who I married in 1998. My family and I have visited several different Disney resorts and we’ve also been on the Disney Cruise. We absolutely LOVE to travel! As our children got older, we also visited the Universal resorts and they too have so much to offer.
No matter how young or old you may be, Disney offers something for everyone. My daughter’s favorite character is Peter Pan and as the saying goes “Never grow up!” Whether you choose a fun filled week in Disney, or want to kick back and enjoy a quiet weekend at Disney’s Vero Beach resort. If you choose an action packed adventure at Universal Studios or to be swept away on a cruise somewhere, I will do my best to ensure that every aspect of your vacation appeals to the young and the young at heart.

Jenn Volek

Traveling and vacation planning have always been a passion of mine. Friends and family have been asking me to help plan their vacations for years now. I enjoy helping others create those magical memories. Whether this is your first visit, or so many trips that you’ve lost count, I am here to help you create your vacation and see it through from the planning stage until your trip has ended. Planning can definitely be overwhelming. Let my experience and expertise work to save you time and money on your next magical vacation.

Danielle Hoderny

Hello everyone! I’m Danielle and I would love to help you plan your next magical Disney vacation! I I am absolutely in love with all things Disney. I’ve shared my Disney expertise and love with my friends and family for many years and now I’d like to share it with you too. I’ve planned and experienced Disney World vacations that range from a family vacation, mother/daughter trip, an adults only week with friends, and even an entire high school marching band trip! I believe there’s always something new to see and explore at the Disney properties for every group at every age. While planning a Disney vacation can feel like a task for Hercules, just Let it Go, and Let’s Get Down to Business planning your Jolly Holiday. I promise you’ve never had a Disney friend like me!

Amanda Thomas

My name is Amanda Thomas and I hope to plan your Disney vacation! I first fell in love with Disney when I was in high school and knew that I had to go back. I was able to quickly turn my husband into a Disney fan and we have instilled the love of Disney into our son as well. We try and vacation in Disney as often as we can. The love of Disney has spread to our family and friends and they ask me to help plan their trips. I enjoy every part of the planning! From rides, to food and just being able to make new memories ! I love seeing people having fun and enjoying their vacation.

Annette Tagliaterra

Annette Tagliaterra resides in Northeast Pa with her husband, Paul and grandson Rylan. She also has 3 adult children; Andrea, Jordan and Nicholas. Annette has been helping clients plan their dream vacations since 2018 when she joined Magical Vacation Planner.
Annette loves to travel with her family and that is why she was thrilled to become a member of the MVP family and help others with their travel plans.
Annette loves everything Disney and has completed the Disney College of Knowledge. Through continued learning dedication she has also completed multiple levels of education with MVP’s travel partners to become an expert planner of Disney, Universal Studios, cruising, all-inclusive, adult only trips, families and special needs.
Annette is ready to help with your next trip.

Wendy Eperesi

Hello! My name is Wendy Eperesi and I have been a proud MVP since 2018 and am a newly appointed team leader. I am a Walt Disney World enthusiast who has experience planning trips for all age levels, including multigenerational trips. My husband, 2 adult children, and myself still enjoy traveling to WDW as a family and experiencing something new and magical each time. I treasure these moments and strive to help my clients experience this same magic without the stress of planning.

I also plan many other vacations including Universal Orlando, Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Carnival, Celebrity Cruise Line, the new adults only Virgin Voyages, All-Inclusive getaways to your dream destination, and many more! I have experience with family groups, wedding groups, novice travelers, and I welcome experienced travelers as well. I stay up to date on the extensive training necessary to specialize in these destinations, and enjoy learning something new with each trip that I work on.

When I am not traveling, planning, travel, or thinking about travel, I work part-time as a dental hygienist (23 years and counting!). I treasure my time spent with my Golden Retriever an Brittany, enjoy camping, gardening, reading, and landscaping.

I would be honored to assist you in making your travel dreams come true!

Heather Saxon

I began my love for Disney with my first trip to a Disney park back in 2006. I only got to visit for a day but it was one of the best days ever! In 2012 my husband and I planned a week long trip there and I fell in love with Walt Disney World and the Disney company as a whole. We have been back several times since and look for every excuse to hop down to Orlando when we can to visit. Our eventual goal is to visit every Disney park around the globe.

When we aren’t visiting Disney World and Universal Orlando – we visit there several times each year as well – we are normally venturing off to the Caribbean, on a cruise or someone new in world that we haven’t experienced as of yet! We are huge fans of the Sandals resorts and have been to 3 of their 15 to date!

Areas of Focus: Disney World and Disneyland Vacation Packages, Sandals/Beaches Resorts, Disney Dining Packages, Fast Passes, Family Trips, Adults Only Trips, All-Inclusive Resorts

I would love to help you plan the trip of a lifetime, whether that means a magical vacation to either Walt Disney World or Disneyland or a tropical getaway to the Caribbean with Beaches/Sandals or a fantastic voyage on a cruise.

Melissa Miller

Ever since the moment I starting planning my first Disney World vacation, I knew I was hooked! Vacations with family are some of my favorite memories and being able to feel like a kid again makes Disney World my absolute favorite vacation destination. I love trying out new Disney restaurants each visit, exploring resorts, and participating in runDisney races. Regardless of whether you are a first-time visitor or a seasoned-veteran, my goal is to make sure you have the vacation you have been dreaming of!

In addition to being a Magical Vacation Planner, I have been happily married to my husband, John, for 21 years and I’m mom to my four amazing children. I’m also a homeschool mom to my two youngest and I love Jesus, coffee, watching football, and being my children’s biggest fan at sporting events/activities…in addition to traveling all the amazing places that MVP takes me!

Since planning my own family’s vacations wasn’t enough, planning magical vacations for others has become my passion and I look forward to helping you plan a vacation full of lasting memories!

Dan Gordon

Hakuna Matata! It means no worries!

As a family, we have traveled by motorhome, in most cases, to all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. We share great memories of over 30 adventures to Disneyworld, Disneyland, Disney Cruises, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruises, Virgin Voyages, and Universal Studios. Our trips are almost always adventurous but I can plan time for rest and relaxation as well. I try to plan every detail in advance and would like to do that for you. Please let me help you plan your next trip.

Do not be anxious about anything… Philippians 4:6

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, cruises, family & multi-generational trips, dining recommendations, Genie+ planning, and travel with seniors, teens, and small children.

Jill Ponzio

Jill is an avid Disney fan and loves to plan magical vacations for her family and friends. Planning is half the fun. Her husband and two children share her love of Disney and they make sure to visit Walt Disney World at least once a year. Every trip is different as there are so many resort and dining options.

From traveling with an infant to navigating the parks and resorts with mobility impaired family members, Jill has extensive experience in different sorts of vacations, family, adults only, first timers, large groups and the list goes on. Jill’s attention to detail and ability to listen to what each traveler wants to experience enables her to create unique, tailor made vacation plans so that you can relax and enjoy the Happiest Place on Earth. Thanks to her background in accounting, planning affordable yet magical vacations is her specialty.

Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, resort recommendations, dining recommendations, traveling with food allergies, traveling with infants and children, large group travels, couples vacations, first time visits, adult only trips

Taylor Smith

Hi! My name is Taylor and I love going on vacation! The first time I went to Disney World I was 2 years old and I’ve been in love ever since. I’ve been to Disney over 15 times and really enjoy helping families plan their own vacations. I just recently got married in Disney as well and would love to help couples plan their honeymoons!

Vanessa Amodel

Vanessa first fell in love with the magical world of Disney in 1978. At just 5 years old she was able to wear one of The Dapper Dan’s hats for a still cherished photo on Main Street. She will never forget the excitement and pure joy she felt on that first visit. The enchantment and wonder of Disney is still felt all these years later. Vanessa shares her live of the spirit of Disney with her husband and 4 wonderful children. She loves all things Disney. Nothing makes her happier than planning a day to meet Disney characters, and enjoying the amazing shows and attractions that a day in any Disney park can offer. She has visited 5 times and each trip is better than the last. With each visit her ties to the Disney dream grow stronger. Vanessa is devoted to the Disney vision and legacy, she never stops believing. She’d love to help you make your own magic and plan that dream vacation for you too.

Tracie Lee

Tracie’s love of Disney began when one of her first dates with her husband was at Walt Disney World. From that point on , she and her family have found a love with the magic Disney has to offer. Tracie has experienced Disney through all stages of her children’s lives. She is an expert at planning family vacations at any age! She is passionate about travel and creating unforgettable experiences and memories for any family. Sitting down for a fabulous meal is important to her and her family! She is an expert on dining recommendations as well as choosing the right resort for any family. A Disney cruise is one of the Lee family’s favorite vacations. Cruising gives you the most bang for your buck. Cruising allows guests to travel to multiple destinations around the world for a great value. Experiencing great food, entertainment , and new destinations is one of the top reasons a cruise is so high on her list of recommendations for travel. As Tracie’s children have grown, she is now also an expert at traveling as an empty-nester, as well as traveling with adult children. Since joining MVP in 2015, she has developed an even bigger wanderlust for travel, and experiencing new destinations .
Destinations include ; Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Aulani, Universal Orlando Resorts, Virgin Voyages, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Sea World Parks, Discovery Cove, Sandals and Beaches Resorts, as well as all- inclusive in the Caribbean at AlG resorts such as Secrets , Dreams, plus Karisma, Hard Rock and RIU.

Kimberly Simeone

I am a travel lover!  It all started with a mouse…… My love of Disney turned into my families love of Disney sending us on many, many Disney vacations. 

My love of travel does not stop there!  I love Universal as well and love to talk Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, City Walk and all the fabulous resorts that go with Universal.

If you love traveling to the beautiful blue seas I have some amazing, all inclusive resorts to share with you.  OR, a lot of cruiselines that may suit your needs.

Hawaii!  I have a lot of experience travelling to Hawaii and can help you with ideas for hiking, excursions and more.  In particular, a seven day cruise that let’s you experience four of the islands, Aulani (A Disney Resort and Spa on Oahu) and more!

I love to help plan vacations.  Please reach out to me for free quotes and my complimentary service.

Angela Diaz

As child I would watch satellite TV to watch Disney shows and learn about the parks. The magic that I could feel just from watching created my Disney obsession. As I grew the love of Disney did as well. I began working at the Disney Store when I graduated high school. For 3 years it was an amazing place to learn the ins and outs of Disney as well as a ton of trivia. My husband and I went to Disney for the first time with our 2 year old son in 2002. After seeing his little face light up I decided that we would return as often as possible. By the time 2006 came around I had 2 daughters and our family of 5 went once again. We have been to Disney about 7 times. Trying to go at least every other year staying at different resorts each time.

I absolutely love planning. I especially love to share little secrets to help families make the most out of their vacation. Disney is place to create amazing memories. My hope is to provide a service that will help you enjoy the time beginning to end.

Ashley Vollmer

Ashley’s love of travel began when she was very young. Her family took a trip every summer and those remain some of her most cherished memories. Now Ashley has the privilege of helping others plan their family vacations to some of the top destinations in the world! Ashley focuses on all Disney locations in the US, Universal Orlando and Hollywood, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

No matter if you are looking for a land or sea vacation, Ashley can help! She and her family have visited both Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts, cruised with Disney Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean to the Bahamas, Caribbean, and Alaska, and visited Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, Hawaii. She has also taken her children on solo trips to both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando multiple times.

Two of her favorite places to visit are Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. She will help you plan a magical time at both locations-just let her know if you prefer dole whip or butterbeer! Ashley specializes in family trips, multi generational trips, and solo trips. She is looking forward to working with you!

Angie Reeping

My love for travel and all things Disney have led me to become a travel planner that specializes in Disney Destinations and more.

When I’m not assisting you with your vacations, you can find me camping with my fiancé , Justin and our Dogue De Bordeaux, Ellie May or traveling to new places and learning new things.

You deserve an incredible vacation and I have the skills to make it happen! I’ve been traveling my entire life and everyday I gain a new-found respect and passion for vacations!

I would love the opportunity to show you the value a travel professional can have in your next vacation.
Whether you are brand new to Disney vacations or a experienced Disney traveler, I am happy to help you plan the vacation of your dreams.  I will be your personal concierge each step of the way, ensuring that all of your needs have been met. My planning expertise will make the difference between an ordinary trip and a magical vacation. My passion is to learn about my clients and customize the perfect vacation experience.

Life is all about experiences and creating memories with those you love!  After all, its so much more than a vacation!

I am excited to assist you with a trip of a lifetime!

Kimberly Cwietniewicz

My love of Disney and travel began as a newlywed when my husband and I traveled to Disney World for our honeymoon. Since that time, my husband, daughter and I have visited Disney World over 40 times. One of my fondest memories is the first time my daughter turned the corner on Disney World’s Main Street and saw Cinderella’s Castle. We have also vacationed in Disneyland Paris, Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa, and Disneyland. I have stayed at most of the Disney resorts, and experienced dining at many of the restaurants in the Disney World parks, resorts, Disney Springs, Disneyland, and Aulani. I have experienced many special events and tours at the Disney destinations and feel these experiences help me in planning individualized vacations for my clients. In addition to the many Disney destinations, I can plan the perfect cruise and all-inclusive island resort vacation for my guests as well. I have cruised on Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, MSC, Virgin and Carnival cruise lines to the Caribbean, Alaska and Europe. Whether it’s your first trip or tenth trip, I can help you plan an individualized magical vacation that you and your family will remember forever. Areas of Focus: Family Trips, Multi-Generational Trips, Planning with Children, First Trips, Honeymoons, Girls Getaways, Holiday Experiences, Special Events and Tours, and much more!

Julie Cramer

Julie is a mom, a wife, and loves to travel! She is extensively trained in all she plans and is continually learning to plan the best vacations possible.

She has been visiting Disney World since she was a toddler, and it was love at first sight! Born and raised outside of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, she is the go to “Disney Lady” if her area. Since her first visit she has been trying everything and anything Disney, hoping to eventually experience it all. In addition to Disney World, Julie is also knowledgeable on Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Disney’s Aulani, and Adventures by Disney.

Not only does Julie love Disney, but she also specializes is Universal Orlando, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Sandals and Beaches Luxury Vacations, and more!

Julie is very detailed oriented and committed to making your Magical Vacation the best one ever. Contact her today to start your best vacation ever!

Heather Thomas

Hello. I’m Heather, a small-town girl form western PA with a big-time love of all things Disney! My love of Disney started when I went to Disney world for the first time as a young teenager with my family. I was in absolute amazement at the sights, sounds, and adventures we experienced on our first trip. I have since traveled to Walt Disney World many times, including my honeymoon. Although some couples may not even consider a Disney Honeymoon, I cannot imagine a better place to go. We were treated like a princess and her prince in true Disney fashion and had as much fun as we always do on a Disney vacation. We have been back several times with our 9 year old daughter who loves it just as much as us. I’ve had the opportunity to stay at different resorts and experience several holiday seasons in Magic Kingdom. We stayed at Art of Animation the week that it opened and enjoyed the unique atmosphere and amenities at Animal Kingdom Lodge-Kidoni Village a few years ago. There is nothing like hearing music while you swim under water or waking up to the sight of a giraffe! One thing that I find to be different about Walt Disney World that any other resort or destination is that even dining is an experience and it can be included in your package when you book. One of our favorite places to go for dinner is O’Hana in The Polynesian. The food is delicious, the entertainment outstanding , and if you are lucky you may even catch the nightly fireworks while you enjoy your dessert. My husband and I also spent few days at Disneyland in California. Although a very different destination than Walt Deny World, I feel that anyone with a passion for Disney and desire to travel somewhere different should plan a Disneyland trip for sure. The memories you an your family make there will be just as magical! I have been helping friends and family book their magical vacations for a long time and am very excited at the opportunity to help even more clients here at Magical Vacation Planner.

Darla Steiner

I am a wife and mother of 2 beautiful daughters who are in love with Travel as much as I am. I have been travelling throughout this beautiful country since I was a little girl. As an adult, I have been able to take my family on multiple cruises, visited numerous Caribbean countries, and of course our annual trips to Disney World and Universal. Each experience has been unique from being a small child experiencing the Magic Kingdom for the first time to a mother watching my little girl have that same experience. I can even say that I visited Epcot for its grand opening back in 1982. My husband and I have made travel a priority in our lives. Our girls have only enhanced their education by the cultures of the destinations we have visited. We have so many memories as a family from our vacations and feel very blessed to have had the opportunities to travel. Disney will always hold a special place in my heart and I love planning those vacations especially to first time visitors. My many experiences can help make your vacation full of magical memories. I love helping people plan a memorable vacations with their loved ones that they will be talking about for years to come. I work with all budgets and will help you find the destination that works best for your needs.

Areas of focus: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Adventures by Disney, Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Virgin Voyages, Princess, Sandals, Beaches, Universal, All-inclusive resorts. Planning with children and infants, Group Trips, Honeymoons, Vowel Renewals. to name a few.