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Debbie King

I am Debbie King with Magical Vacation Planner. I have worked with MVP since January of 2020. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World for over 25 years. I was always being asked for Disney travel advice by friends and family so I thought, “maybe I should do this full time”, and I have never looked back! I absolutely love helping families plan amazing vacations that they will talk about for years to come.

I also love to cruise and visit beautiful resort destinations. I want to see as much of the world as I possibly can. Travel is such an important part of my life. My friends jokingly say, “If she’s not traveling, then she’s Travel Agenting”. That just about sums up my love of travel. I would love to be “Travel Agenting” for you.

Amanda Johnston

I am a Disney addict who loves to help others plan their magical vacations. I have been helping friends and family with their Disney planning for years and decided to help others!! Ever since I can remember, I have LOVED everything Disney since I can remember. Disney World has always been my home away from home. I am a mother of 3, who also LOVE Disney anything!! Let me help you navigate your vacation travel with tips and “Must-Do’s” to fit your family’s budget and needs.

Tia Jones

I’m Tia Jones. I was born and raised in South Carolina where I currently reside. I have one son who loves all things baseball. My family loves all things Disney. We also love to travel. Everyone needs a Fairy Godmother, right? I look forward to being yours as we plan your magical vacation!

Jeannine Billingsley

Jeannine joined the MVP team in 2019. She has been fascinated by all the facets of Disney World since her very first trip in 1977 as a young child on a a family trip to WDW. She and her family have visited Walt Disney World countless times over the years.

Jeannine has enjoyed bringing her children to Disney World through the years, and she specializes in planning vacations for families with children of all ages and needs – including guests on the autism spectrum and with gluten free diets. Using her personal experience, staying at resorts on property and dining at most restaurants on property, Jeannine is able to make confident recommendations for your family plans based on your family’s personal preferences. She can even point out to you the attractions or experiences that may be “scary” or “loud” for younger guests, and those resorts with the exact amenity that matters most to your family. She is familiar with all the special events and tours at Disney World, and can answer your specific questions about Disney’s Magic Bands, Fast Passes, and My Disney Experience.

In addition to her Disney World Experience, Jeannine and her family have visited Universal Orlando parks and hotels on multiple occasions and can make ticket, special event and restaurant recommendations as well. Jeannine and her family have also sailed on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. They love the relaxed but luxurious atmosphere of the Royal Caribbean Ships and would love to help you find the ideal itinerary for you and your family.

As a Magical Vacation Planner, Jeannine is eager to get to know her guests’ preferences and is willing to provide as little or as much assistance with the vacation planning as her guest prefers. Some of her guests ask her to plan every detail, while others prefer that she teach them the ropes and let them plan the specifics. Either way, Jeannine remains available before and throughout the entire vacation for any questions that may arise.

Areas of Expertise: Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, Universal Orlando, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Family Vacations, Traveling with Children, Traveling with Gluten Sensitivities

Ed Grove

Emergency physician by day and Disney aficionado always. Ed wears many hats in his professional and home life, but the one constant is a youthful exuberance and joie de vivre that he applies to all aspects of life.

Although he has a particular love and youthful exuberance for Disney, he is also a seasoned world traveler and looks forward to sharing the gift of Disney as well as adventures far beyond with his clients.

Cathryn Hardman

I’m a wife, a mom of two busy kids, a full-time registered nurse and travel lover! I’ve loved traveling ever since I got on my first plane ride! I also love Disney! I went to Disney twice as a young child and didn’t go back until I took my oldest child when he was 4. I was hooked! My kids and husband love it just as much as I do! We live in the south so Disney is within driving distance and that helps satisfy my urge when I get it!
I also love Europe and Hawaii and really enjoy planning family vacations! I love finding compromises for my history-loving husband and adventure-loving kids!

Heather Niemi

Hello! My name is Heather Niemi, a middle school science teacher in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. I came to Charleston, SC to attend The College of Charleston, then was lucky enough to meet my husband and start a family. We have lived in SC for about 28 years and I have been fortunate enough to have traveled to a few places around the United States and abroad. I am also a very active person and have a tough time just relaxing, so I tend to pack as much as possible in every second of every day. I have always been a big fan of going somewhere to experience something new, but make every dollar count. Every chance I get I start planning my next big adventure. Disney has always been near and dear to my heart since my first trip in 1986. Now, I have had the chance to surprise my own boys with MAGICAL trips. I am here to alleviate all the stresses of planning and will customize the best possible trip based on your needs. I specialize in Walt Disney World vacations, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland vacations, Adventures by Disney, and Disney’s Aulani! I can also plan trips for Universal Studios Orlando Resort, Carnival Cruiseline, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, Virgin Voyages, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Holland America, MSC Cruise Lines, AmaWaterways River Cruises, Viking River Cruises, AZAMARA, AIC/Hard Rock Hotels, AM Resorts, Sandals/Beaches all-inclusive destinations, and more! Let your adventure begin by contacting me today.
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Staci Krause

Greetings from the beautiful Lowcountry of SC. My love for Disney began when I was in high school and has continued on in my life. Living in SC has enabled my family to travel to Disney numerous times and experience the many different vacation experiences Disney offers. As a mom of 6 our family has experienced much and I have learned the in’s and out’s of Disney with a small family and a large family. I love to help other families experience a true Disney vacation and look forward to them experiencing the pixie dust that will come their way.

Amy Bach

My first taste of travel and adventure started when I was offered the opportunity to live with a family in Spain while in High School. Since then, I have planned vacations all over the world including: Egypt, Iceland, Greece, Eastern and Western Europe, Mexico, Caribbean, Costa Rica and last but never least Disney World. Disney truly is a place of wonder, and I believe everyone should have the experience of feeling the magic that Disney offers.

I have advanced knowledge and expertise in cruising and just recently returned from a Disney Cruise! It has forever changed my life. I have been on 12 cruises and have the great pleasure of experiencing different ones as well. I have been on Princess, Carnival, MSC, and a Nile Cruise. I would love the opportunity to plan your Disney vacation, cruise or other adventures we have to offer. When I am not planning your or my next escape, I work as a Nurse Practitioner and love being with my daughter, husband and our two fur babies!

Gabrielle Yarborough

The magic of Disney was instilled in me at a young age. I honestly cannot remember a time when Disney wasn’t a part of my life and family! Winnie the Pooh has always been one of my favorite characters and I think it has to do with the fact that Pooh Bear’s house, “under the name of Sanders”, was my maiden name. I always felt connected to Pooh Bear and his friends and still love them today! I have traveled to Disney World many times, Disneyland, the parks in Paris, Tokyo and cruises. Every visit is an adventure and I find something new to love about Disney. Maybe it’s the way it makes you feel happy and nostalgic or maybe it’s also the ever evolving creativity the company comes up with, but it’s truly a magical place to be!

I love to travel anywhere and everywhere besides Disney, especially cruises. I am beyond lucky to live at the beach in Charleston, South Carolina after growing up in the Northeast and every sunny day here feels like a getaway! My husband and I welcomed our 10 month old daughter in late 2018 and traveling has taken on a new meaning since she arrived! She is the best little traveler and already has one Disney cruise under her belt – watching the awe and wonder in her eyes when she met all of the characters, especially Minnie, made my mama heart burst. I can’t wait to raise her in a Disney and traveling family like I was raised in.

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World Packages, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Dining and Resort Recommendations, Planning and Traveling with infants and children, Adults only, Holidays and Special Events at Disney, Universal Studios Orlando, Cruises (especially Royal Caribbean and Carnival)

“There’s a great big hunk of world down there with no fence around it.” – Lady and the Tramp. This beautiful world of ours has so much to discover and let me help you explore it! Magical memories are waiting to be made.

Christina Bolding

I am a mom of 3 and a lover of travel! I have always been a tad bit obsessed with Disney whether its the new movies/shows coming out, all the latest park developments, or just getting to the parks as many times as I can through out the year . Everyone comes to me when they need help planning their vacations. I have planned trips for 2 and trips for large groups. I am also very knowledgeable about Disney’s dietary restrictions food programs (2 kids with allergies) I cant wait to make all your dreams come true!!

Robin Gill

My love for all things Disney began with a one day trip to Magic Kingdom in 1972 and I have been hooked on the magic ever since! I’ve traveled to Walt Disney World many times since then, some visits when my kids were younger and now with them as adults with grandchildren! If it’s the first time or twentieth time, there’s nothing more magical than the wonder and excitement on a child’s face (and the kid at heart’s face!) when experiencing Disney magic and pixie dust. When booking your Disney Vacation with me, I’ll help navigate the rules and keep a look out for the latest promotions to add savings to your vacation!

If Disney’s not your jam, no worries! (or Hakuna Matata as Timon and Pumbaa would say)! I also provide expert no fee planning for cruise vacations and all-inclusive resort vacations in the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean. Looking for Viking Cruises European river cruise? Or how about a No kid all adult cruise on Virgin Voyages? I’ve got you covered!

Planning a vacation can be stressful! I’ll take that stress out of planning so you can have all the fun!

Katelynn Almond

My name is Katie, I am a stay at home mom of 3 wonderful children. Who’s love of all things Disney is as big as mine. I have a passion for making people’s dreams come true. And making sure they have the time of their lives on the most wonderful vacation possible.

“A dream is a wish your heart makes…”

Sandra L. Mann-Rennie

I experienced my first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort as a high school senior. Subsequent trips followed as a college student, as a young adult, as a honeymooner, and later on, as a Mom, and with extended family! I have experienced Disney throughout many different phases of my life, so I am familiar with different types of Disney trips to assist with planning. I have been to Disney World over 50 times. It is ever-changing, and I always find ways to keep it fresh, new and fun by finding new experiences to enjoy. I enjoy helping others to experience their “Best Day Ever!”

Melanie Routhieaux

I have been a Disney lover my entire life, and took my first trip when I was 7 years old in 1998 to Walt Disney World with my family. Since then, I’ve been back to Walt Disney World numerous times, Disneyland California a few times, and even made it to Disneyland Paris!

I was always the go-to person for my friends planning trips, so I figured I would put that knowledge to good use and made the decision to join the MVP team back in 2019. I love helping my clients plan their Disney and Universal vacations, primarily, but at willing and able to assist with a wide variety of vacations types!

My favorite trips to plan are for first-time park goers. It’s so much fun to teach them what I know and see their smiling faces in pictures while they’re on their dream vacation! I also have many returning clients too, and it’s fun to find new and exciting things for them to do each time.

I’d love to help you plan your next vacation! Contact me today!

Danielle Parsons

I am a military wife, mom of 2 daughters and a dog Mom. I love traveling and am excited to start traveling around the world now that my kids are older. I love helping people plan their vacations.

Joanie Moore

I am a military wife and mother with a love for travel. I love exploring new places and sharing my experiences. My husband and I even decided on a destination wedding because we thought it was fitting for what we love.

I love planning vacations and especially Disney vacations because there are so many special things you can do and plan. I would love to help you and your family have the most amazing experience possible!

Donna W Murray

I am so excited to be a Magical Vacation Planner. I grew up going to Disney not long after it opened and many times after that with my immediate family. I am the mother of 2 grown children who have had the privilege of going to Disney World on family vacations many times as we have family who live in the Orlando area. I have 2 beautiful, young granddaughters who absolutely love visiting Disney World as well. While I love the Magic that you feel in Disney World , nothing would be more fulfilling than being able to help others plan a Magical Experience for their family and loved ones.

Hannah Wagster

Hannah’s purpose in life is all about helping people escape their reality and believe in magic! When she’s not performing magic shows with her husband in Williamsburg, Virginia she’s busy helping others plan their next vacation to enjoy some magic of their own. Although Hannah didn’t get to experience Disney vacations as a child she’s certainly making up for it as an adult and considers Disney World a second home!

Not only is Hannah an expert at Disney, she can help you with a Universal vacation as well. Who better to help you plan a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter than a professional magician? Living off a plant-based diet herself, Hannah can point you in the right direction for all the best restaurants at Disney and Universal that have vegetarian or vegan options. So if you’re ready to “Leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy” Hannah is dedicated to planning your most magical vacation ever!

Kim Lankford

Hi, my name is Kim and I was born and raised in South Carolina. I have an amazing husband Carl and a basketball-loving son Mason. We love to travel and I love to help friends and family plan their dream weekends and vacations. There is something about walking down Main Street U.S.A. with my Mickey Ears on and Mickey Ice Cream Bar in hand that you cannot beat. I love all things Disney especially helping family and friends create memories that will last a lifetime at the most magical place on earth. My love for Disney and traveling led me to Magical Vacation Planner and I am super excited to be apart of this team. So sit back, let me take care of the details and plan your magical vacation.

Shannon McKee

Shannon is a wife, dog mom, lover of travel, Harry Potter and of course, all things Disney! Disney holds a special place in her heart and she has made many magical memories as a child as well as an adult! Her love of Disney started on her very first trip when she was five years old and was able to see Ariel for the very first time and she was instantly hooked on Disney!

She also enjoys casting spells in the world of Harry Potter and traveling to new places, especially the warm Caribbean! It is Shannon’s goal to visit all Disney parks across the world and sail on every Disney Voyage.

As a Personal Vacation Advisor it will be her goal to sprinkle a little pixie dust on your upcoming trip, ensuring that you have the most magical vacation!

Specialty: Disney Vacations & Universal Studios Vacations.

Caitlin Floyd

I have been a Disney fan since I first saw Cinderella’s Castle when I was 3-years old. Since then, I have been to Walt Disney World too many times to count! It is my husband and I’s favorite place to vacation! I have stayed at almost every resort on property, and eating my way around Disney is one of my favorite past-times. So, I could find any dinner reservation that could fit your family’s needs and budget. We also love to vacation at Universal Studios Orlando! Drinking butterbeer around Harry Potter World is on of my favorite pastimes. I would love to help make some magic and plan your next vacation!

Ed Fitch

Hi, my name is Ed. My family consists of my Wife, our 3 sons, 2 daughters in law , 1 daughter in love and 6 grandchildren, and we all love to vacation and travel. Our favorite vacation destination has always been Walt Disney World, so after our first trip in 1996, we became Disney Vacation Club members in 2015 and eventually, Annual Pass holders. We have had vacations with as many as all 14 of us down to individual family, or couples only trips. Along with Walt Disney World, we also love traveling to the mountains, the beaches and every where in-between. Now we have rounded out our vacation experiences to include cruises, so by land, air, or by sea, vacations are an important aspect of our family dynamics. Therefore, I would love to help you plan and enjoy your own vacations, be it a honeymoon, family vacation, family reunion, or just a new adventure. my goal is to help you make your vacations as special and magical as possible.

Sarah Araneda

My name is Sarah Araneda and I am a brand new mom of a beautiful baby boy, Alex. I am also the spouse of a United States Marine, Simon. I enjoy getting to spend quality time with family and friends whether we are on vacation or a simple backyard cookout.

I have a strong love for travel, I mean who doesn’t?! Disney has been the one place during my 25 years on this earth that I have visited the most! I also have been to other places as well as been on cruises! Any vacation small or big brings joy to my heart as long as I am with those who I love.

I participated in the Disney College Program a few years back at the Walt Disney World Resort. There I gained a lot of knowledge about the Walt Disney Parks & their mission. I am so excited to help those who want to travel to this Magical place or see beautiful places while cruises down the ocean.

Sara Hanle

Hello! I was born and raised in Ohio but now reside in Lexington, SC where I am a full time French teacher. I live with my husband, 4 kids and pets! We are a Disney house! Bedrooms are decorated in Disney, Disney movies in the DVD players, and taking Disney vacations to make magical memories round everything out! I would be honored to help you plan your families magical trip to Disney!

Kimberly Cannon

From a small town in South Carolina, but consider Walt Disney World my second home. I have been sprinkling pixie dust on vacations since 2018. Here to help make vacation dreams come true.

Ashley Lamb

I officially became obsessed with Disney during my first trip to Walt Disney World with my beloved grandparents at the age of nine. I have visited WDW many, many times over the years, and my most favorite Disney memories are those that I have made with my beautiful daughter. Meeting Eeyore for the first time, seeing Festival of The Lion King, and riding Seven Dwarfs Mine Train under the fireworks are just a few highlights that I will treasure forever!

I work as a high school science teacher, but my true passion is Disney! I look forward to helping you plan your next magical vacation!

Victoria Roger

Victoria began working for the Walt Disney World Resort as part of the College Program in 2001, and transitioned into a role in marketing, recruiting for the program for the University of South Carolina, and later working part time in Disney Stores. Now her husband and two daughters travel to WDW often. Victoria specializes in all things Disney, from adults-only trips to family reunions for parties of 14! Living only 6 hours away lends itself to quick and easy last-minute visits to see “The Mouse,” and Victoria is great at finding last minute deals, new and exciting restaurants and amenities, special events, and fun outside the parks as well! If Universal Studios or perhaps a cruise or all-inclusive resort geared towards families or adults-only sound like more your speed, she’s got you covered there too!

Terri Lisenby

Terri is known by her friends as the Disney Expert. She and her family live in South Carolina but spent 45 days in Disney World in 2013. She has stayed at almost every resort on Disney Property and has been to very special event they offer. Her favorite time to go to Disney is at Christmas. The parades, the decorations and the special foods always start her Christmas season off right.

Terri loves helping current friends and new friends have the best vacation possible. She gets to live through their experiences as well.

Areas of Focus: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Tips for planning with children of all ages, Dining tips and Fast Pass + tips.

Veronica Townsend

As a resident of the Charleston, SC area I’m blessed to have the ability to visit the Walt Disney World resort frequently. Charleston is close enough to drive to Disney yet far enough it feels like vacation. My family and I are also grateful to benefit from the very generous discounts that Disney offers military members. It’s no secret to anyone that knows me that Disney is truly my “happy place”. The cheerful cast members, impeccable grounds, sounds of laughter and an abundance of FUN is why it is my most favorite destination! From a stay in a standard room at Pop Century to the concierge level at the Grand Floridian Disney has never disappointed me. One of the best aspects of Disney is that there is always something new to discover. With roughly 25-30 trips in the past 12 years one goal is always to try something that is “new to us”. It can be a new resort (I’ve stayed in 11-12 if you include Shades of Green), a new restaurant/quick serve/cart (I’ve dined at about 70) or a new experience (I’ve enjoyed the Pirate and Pals Cruise, the Halloween and Christmas Parties, Dessert Events and Afternoon Tea! I’m thankful that no matter how much I see or do there’s always more! As a mom to three children I value the moments, memories, and the escape for a little while that a Disney vacation can offer.
Having recently discovered that I suffer from NTPMNDV (Need to Plan My Next Disney Vacation) I believe that the best way to relieve the symptoms would be to plan vacations for as many folks as I can. Disney has so many wonderful surprises, some of which are unknown or overlooked, and I would like the opportunity to share them and my own experiences with other family’s to make their dream vacation as magical as can be.

Gina Edwards

“Hey there!” Thank you for your time! I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself to you. I am a devoted wife, mother of 2 handsome boys, nurse of 20+ years, and a lover of all things travel! I am both native and local to a small town just south of Myrtle Beach, SC. I joined the MVP family in 2017 and it’s been a complete blessing.
Traveling with my family to many different destinations is one of my life’s greatest treasures. I enjoy everything from sandy beaches to cool mountain streams. With over a 100 personal trips, Walt Disney World Resort is my expertise. I have experience with family travel, couples adventure as well as large groups. It would be such a honor to serve your family with ANY destination. Let’s create magical memories to last a lifetime!

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them”. -Walt Disney