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Alexx’s love for Disney started as a little girl with watching all of the Disney princess movies on VHS. She grew up going to Disney world with her family.
Alexx continued her love for Disney by implementing it into her classroom as a former High school English teacher. Now being a mom of two, Alexx continues to share her love for Disney with her two children. She designed her children’s bedrooms and playroom to reflect the magic of Disney.
While Alexx loves going to Disney, one of the things that excites her the most is planning all of the little details of the trip. She has helped her family & friends plan their trips for many years, and has now turned it into a career. Alexx wants others to feel all of the magic and excitement Disney has to offer.
When Alexx isn’t traveling or planning, she is a full time mom of two toddlers and wife.
Alison’s love of Disney began at a young age, watching VHS tapes of Sleeping Beauty, Winnie the Pooh, and so on! She took her first trip to Walt Disney World at the age of 4 and still remembers the magic from many years ago. She has a family of her own now and has been fortunate enough to visit many times with them, as well as with extended family, so she’s well versed in vacation planning and traveling with young children as well as teens. Their first trip together began her love of planning out their days to make the most of their time at the parks. Friends and family started asking for advice, and that’s when she knew it was time to look into turning this into a career! With gluten and dairy allergies in the family, she knows you’re still able to enjoy food at the parks and can help you do the same. Alison loves staying up to date on all things Disney and Universal Studios. She truly enjoys helping others, and wants to make her clients’ vacations as easy and magical as can be!
Allison’s love of all things Disney began with her first trip to Disney World on Spring Break at 10 years old. Disney destinations have become a family favorite, for getaways and for special celebrations, and in a house full of Harry Potter fans, Universal Studios is also a favorite destination. Allison lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two daughters. When not traveling, they enjoy hiking, riding bikes, cooking and reading – or catching up on the latest shows on Disney+.
After many years as an event planner and of being the go-to Disney planner for friends and family, Allison is combining her love of planning with her love of Disney for success as an Authorized Disney vacation planner. Understanding how special family time is – and how important it is to make magical memories – Allison is ready to help you and your family plan a dream vacation!
Allison’s love for Disney began with her first visit to Disney World when she was in the 5th grade. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and 2 boys. Her family’s favorite vacation spot is Disney World and Universal Studios. After planning several trips of her own and helping family and friends plan their trips she decided to turned her love for Disney into a job she loves as a vacation planner with The Vacationeer.
Allison has been visiting Disney World with her family since she was three months old. She grew up always talking about Disney, listening to Disney music and spreading pixie dust everywhere she went. Even as a child, she was the expert on all the latest Disney news and was thrilled to hear about others’ vacations.
She took a leap of faith in 2021 when she moved from Connecticut to Florida just to be closer to the magic. Now she is living her dream, visiting Disney World often on the weekends and making dreams come true for countless families. She is very knowledgeable on Disney tips and tricks, as well as the best places to eat! Her expertise and passion for Disney make her the perfect person to plan your magical, memorable vacation!
Alana first traveled to Walt Disney World when she was 4 years old and has been obsessed ever since. She has been the go-to Disney expert in her family and friend group for years, so she decided to leave the corporate world and turn her passion for Disney into her career! Alana has experience personally visiting Disney with young children, friends, her large family, her husband, and even solo. No matter what your vacation party looks like, she can recommend the best plan to ensure you have a magical vacation.
When she isn’t planning Disney and Universal vacations, Alana can be found spending time with her newborn daughter, running, or crafting.
Walt Disney once said, “Curiosity keeps leading us down new paths”, and that is Amanda’s approach to all things Disney. Whether it’s exploring resorts, trying new-to-her restaurants, or going on adventures and excursions, her sense of curiosity keeps her learning more so she can offer you the best travel planning possible. Amanda grew up in Florida and went to Disney frequently as a child. She now lives in Kentucky with her husband and three daughters, and most of their favorite family memories have been made at Walt Disney World. Whether you are looking for a romantic adults only getaway, or a trip full of magical kid-filled wonder it would be Amanda’s pleasure to help you with your planning.
Amanda is a former Disney Cast Member! She lived on Disney property for an entire summer. When she wasn’t lifeguarding at a Disney resort or participating in the internship courses, she was jogging around the world at Epcot, volunteering at the BackLot Tour, or riding the Rockin Rollercoaster. Her favorite Disney resort is the Beach Club because of the sand bottom pool.
Amanda first experienced the magic of Disney on a family vacation at two years old. Her passion for adventure continued and she has visited Disneyland, Disney World, Universal, Discovery Cove, Busch Gardens and many other Orlando attractions multiple times over the years, but also loves cruising, scuba diving, hiking, as well as, all-inclusive beach vacations such as Sandals, Beaches, and Nickelodeon. She’s hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, traveled extensively through Europe, and had some amazing adventures in the States, including Alaska and Hawaii.
She now lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two young sons and puppy. They love to travel and eat around the world together. Amanda is happy to share her travel expertise and is excited to help you plan your dream vacation today!
Amy is a Southern Belle from south Louisiana who fell in love with Disney World during her first visit at 5 years old.
With a passion for creating unforgettable experiences, Amy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every trip. With countless visits to Disney and Universal under her belt, Amy knows the ins and outs of the parks and can help you plan the perfect adventure.
Amy’s expertise doesn’t stop at theme parks. With a Master’s degree in communication and years of experience traveling, Amy has a deep understanding of what it takes to exceed customer expectations. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a family vacation, Amy will work with you to create a personalized itinerary that suits your needs and preferences.
From accommodations to activities and dining reservations, Amy handles all the details so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your trip. Contact Amy to create a vacation you’ll never forget!
Annaliese is more than just a fan of Disney, having lived and worked at both Disneyland California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, she knows both properties inside and out! She has been planning trips for Friends and Family for years helping them get the most magic possible out of every trip! She loves planning magical moments for families and specializes in ADA Accommodations! Disney has always been a passion of hers and she loves making wishes come true for others. Annaliese lives in Southeast Texas with her Newly wedded Husband, Tim, and their 2 cats; Finn & Anakin!
Anna Marie is a former Walt Disney World Cast Member who is now using her love and extensive knowledge of the Disney Parks to bring your Disney dreams to life!! She participated in the Disney College Program working in Magic Kingdom and was also a Disney Store Ambassador in Myrtle Beach, SC. She has experience planning for guests with special needs as well, as her favorite Mouseketeer (her sister), has Down Syndrome. She has all the whozits and whatzits galore to create a Disney vacation you and your family will never forget!!
Anne is a military spouse who married into an all-things-Disney family. Being stationed around the country, she’s experienced planning trips to Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruises and even Disney’s Aulani!
She’s currently in South Carolina and being able to visit Disney regularly, she’s an expert at using Genie+ and can’t wait to share her tips and tricks with you! And being a military spouse, she’s familiar with the military discounts too!
She also lived in Hawaii for 3 years, spending many holidays and family celebrations at Disney’s Aulani Resort. And any chance she can get, she’ll be on a Disney cruise. Having cruised both with and without kids, she can plan both adult-only and family focused cruises for you!
When not working, Anne is chasing 2 Disney crazy girls at various sports and school activities. And since she needed another excuse to go to Disney, she is currently training for the Dopey Challenge during Marathon Weekend!
Annie discovered Disney Travel almost a decade ago as a young mom. Through the magic of that first trip, it sparked her desire to learn ALL things Disney. Exploring The Disney Parks and Resorts has become her passion! Annie is known to her friends and family as the “pixie dust gal” when planning travel to all things Disney.
Annie lives in a small town outside of Columbus, Ohio with her best friend and husband of 10 years, raising 4 energetic kiddos!
When waiting for her next Disney Adventure to Start, Annie loves to be outdoors, spend time reading and writing and laughing with friends and family!
April is a lover of all things Disney. Having lived in Florida for over 20 years, she has over 200 Disney World and Universal visits under her belt. She is an annual Pass Holder to both Disney and Universal. She has stayed at multiple on-property locations and has an extensive knowledge of the many resorts. She enjoys visits to the parks with her three children as well as adult trips with her husband who is also a huge Disney fan.
My love of all things Disney began in 1992 and I have been going annually to a Disney resort since. I live outside of Asheville, NC with my husband and our boys. Our favorite Disney IPs are Nightmare before Christmas and Pirates of the Caribbean. When in the parks you can find us hanging out at Epcot in the World Showcase or in Hogsmeade at Universal. I can’t wait to help you plan your most magical vacation yet.
Ashtin is a Disney fanatic! She has been on many Disney trips on her own and with her husband as they are Disney Annual Passholders as well! They welcomed their first child in June of 2019 and her first family adventure was be to Disney. Outside of going to Disney, she spends lots of time with family. Especially exploring Southern Indiana in the Jeep with her husband. She would love the opportunity to help you plan your dream vacation!
Auburn truly grew up Disney! She will never forget watching her mom plan every detail of their first Disney trip, books and paper maps in hand. Upon having her own children, she knew she had to share the MAGIC of Disney with them. She loves every moment of the planning process, including making dining reservations, researching resorts, strategizing park visits, and all the themed outfits.
After numerous trips with her husband and two children, she has realized that the planning process can be very overwhelming, especially with all the options available. With her extensive knowledge and Disney passion she can truly help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation and ensure you make forever memories with your family.
When she is not able to travel, she is at home, just outside of Cleveland, OH, with her family and two dogs. She loves reading, listening to podcasts, Cleveland sports, everything Disney and, of course, traveling. Auburn is here to help you with your dream vacation, no matter where it takes you!
I fell in love with Disney when I was a little kid watching Beauty and the Beast and have been obsessed with Disney since taking my first trip at 4 years old. Since then, I have been to Disney 12 times and counting. I make it a point to experience all of the different resorts Disney has to offer so that I can create the most magical experiences for my clients! May passion for helping people and my love for the parks has brought me to join The Vacationeer. I am a military spouse and know how stressful things can get, and how Disney can become your home away from home. My husband and I currently live in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and do Disney World a couple of times a year. I am familiar with all of the military benefits at Disney and would love to help you and your family create the most magical vacation. I have made some incredible memories at Disney and I hope to spread some pixie dust and help your family do the same!
Becky’s Disney travels found themselves in a revival when she planned her honeymoon, which was spent with her husband at Walt Disney World followed by a Disney cruise (“Disney by land and by sea,” as she called it). Because she worked with a travel agent who had no Disney experience, Becky had to quickly learn on her own what was valuable in creating a memorable Disney vacation for a happy couple.
After a few other grown-up getaways to WDW (once with her mother and then again with her brother!), she wholeheartedly agrees with Walt’s words: That’s the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up. While Becky loves working with families, she’s also available to help plan your Disneymoon, bachelor/ette celebration, graduation trip, or other adults-only getaway.
Becky lives just outside of Chicago with her husband, Brian. She also works as a academic counselor for a college in the heart of Chicago.
Brady has been an avid Disney and Universal fan since he was young. He enjoys taking his friends on their own personal tours of the parks when they visit Florida. There’s nothing like witnessing the first time someone sees the castle or the first time they walk into Diagon Alley! As and annual passholder to both parks, he prides himself on being up to date on the most current park news and updates. Brady considers himself a Genie+ expert and his park trips are often built around maximizing the amount of rides he can ride and minimizing the time spent in line. He is also an expert on Royal Caribbean Cruises. He works with every major cruise line, so if you’re looking to cruise, he’s your agent!
Brennah’s love for Disney started when she was very young, back when seasonal passes to Disney were a thing! She shared this passion with her family but especially with her dad, who worked as a Custodian at Walt Disney World back in 1976! She also has two pit bulls named “Kenai” and “Lilo”!
She has been a Disney Annual Passholder since 2018 and she frequents the parks with her family and friends about every weekend!
When she’s not at the parks she’s traveling the country creating new adventures with her family. This and the fact that she has lived in Florida for over two decades has helped her create some of the most magical vacations for her clients! She cannot wait to make your vacations dreams come true!
Mississippi-based worship leader Brittany Lowe has performed around the world with some of today’s top artists in the Christian Industry. She has also appeared on the Trinity Broadcasting Network as a worship leader for various ministries.
A graduate of the University of Mobile, she graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelors Degree in Church Music. Among her travels include Israel, Jordan, Indonesia, Spain, France, Great Britain, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, with performances in Notre Dame Cathedral, three appearances at Carnegie Hall, and three appearances at the White House.
Brittany “does life” with her husband Andrew, a stellar personal trainer, and their son Jet where they collectively obsess over their favorite vacations: Disney Cruise Line! With all her opportunities, she remains grateful to do what she loves most alongside her husband, all while indulging her Disney obsession by planning the most exciting Disney vacations possible!
Brittany is a super fan of all things Disney! She has shared her passion with her Dad, of all things Disney and theme parks, since she was little. Now that she has two boys of her own, she makes sure to pass down the magic to them. Her boys have been going to Disney World since they were 6 wks old.
Brittany is a Disney Vacation Club member, as well as a Disney Annual Passholder. Her and her family make it down from Ohio to Florida at least 4 times a year. When she is not at her happy place, she is listening to podcasts about Disney Parks, Riding Disney rides virtually on the tv with her boys, and recreating famous Disney dishes at home!
Brittney has always had a love for planning travel. She was always the “go to” for travel advice for friends and family. People kept telling her time and time again, she was in the wrong business and planning travel was her niche.
One of Brittney’s passions in life, is travel. Each destination doesn’t have to be some grand or elaborate location, because everywhere she’s been, holds it’s own treasure and special place in her heart. Some of Brittney’s personal travel destinations include, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, San Juan, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Montego Bay, Jamaica, Sicily, Italy, and dozens of destinations around the United States.
Brittney and her husband Clint have lived all over the United States, including O’ahu, Hawaii, where Clint was stationed with the US Navy. Brittney is well versed in Hawaii travel as well as travel to Walt Disney World, where she is an annual passholders. As someone who suffers from Celiac Disease, Brittney has become well equipped to specialize in traveling with food allergies.
Whether you’re looking for an adventurous, romantic, or a family trip to Walt Disney World, Brittney has the knowledge and passion for travel to help you get exactly what you’re looking for.
Brittney Necessary’s love for all things Disney started as a child, but she was never able to travel to Walt Disney World until adulthood. Her first trip there, over 10 years ago, sparked her love for immersing her family in the magic of Disney vacations, as well as made her a go-to resource for planning Disney trips for her friends and family. A former special education teacher, Brittney has now focused her love for Disney and travel into helping even more people plan their dream vacations through The Vacationeer.
Brittney lives in Texas with her husband, son, and daughter. She knows from experience that planning a Disney Vacation can be overwhelming, but ironing out fine details and making sure her clients get the most for their money is her favorite part. Add this, to her personal experience with various Disney and non-Disney travel, and Brittney knows how to customize ideal getaways for couples, families, and groups of all sizes, ages, and budgets.
Brooke is a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder and Universal Orlando Annual Passholder! After moving from Maryland to Florida, Brooke and her family became passholders of their favorite places on earth! They go visit the parks every chance they get and realize how special these places are to so many people from all over the world! She wants to share her knowledge of the parks and help others enjoy these amazing places while having a worry free vacation!
Brooke holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Georgia and previously worked in the research field at the USDA before having children, and discovering her passion for Universal and Disney!
She also has a passion for making these vacations affordable on any budget while not sacrificing any of the magical extras. Brooke is dedicated to giving her clients a stress free vacation so they can focus on having fun, relaxing and making magical memories with their loved ones.
Caitlin fell in love with Disney at an early age on her families biennial trips to Disney World! She enjoys exploring all of the Disney resorts but her favorite is the Beach Club- hard to beat Stormalong Bay! She still remembers the visit when she was five and the waiter at Whispering Canyon left her hysterically laughing through the entire meal.
Caitlin now enjoys making Disney memories with her own family! She lives with her husband, twins daughters, and son in New York. They have been traveling to Disney twice a year since the girls turned 2. Disney is such a magical experience for all ages! She has participated in multiple RunDisney events and is gearing up for this years marathon! When not traveling to Disney and running, Caitlin enjoys traveling abroad, trying new recipes, and exploring outside with her family!
Caitlin loves getting to the chance to meet new people and plan Disney magic! Everyone’s trip is unique and she hopes everyone creates memories that will last a lifetime!
Carla has been to Disney World well over 80 times since her first trip in 1999 with her family. Since watching the Wonderful World of Disney as a child, she’s been obsessed! Frequently visiting Disneyland and going on Disney Cruises, it’s all about Mickey! She has been married almost 33 years to her husband, Steve with 7 children and 6 grandchildren, so Disney is a frequent vacation spot. She has extensive knowledge in planning the perfect vacation, down to the smallest details, leaving only fun and magic for her clients. Whether it be with small children, teenagers, adults only, anniversary, multi-generational, or military, she has planned it all!
Carol has been a Disney fanatic since birth. She was born and raised in Florida, and grew up going to Disney with her family. Her dream of working for Disney became a reality, as she is an Alum of the Disney College Program, twice. She has experienced Disney as both a “Disney adult” and with her family, so she has all the tips and tricks of experiencing as much as possible with small children.
As an Florida resident, she keeps herself current on everything new Disney World and Universal Orlando have to offer. Now she hopes to help others’ dreams come true by experiencing the magic of Disney and Universal.
Carter is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee, and lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband Zach. She first visited Disney at 18 months old, and she has traveled to the Disney Parks almost every year since. Disney has always been a special part of her life, because it has been a place where her family has made their most special memories together. One of her favorites was being in Toy Story Land with her family on opening day! Disney has always had such a significant impact on Carter, and she can’t wait to share her love for Disney with you, while planning your magical vacation!
Cecilia spent 4+ years as a Disney Cast Member & held many roles within the Disney company such as: Disney Travel Operations, Disney Entertainment, Disney Parks & Resorts – Including International, Disney College Program
Needless to say, she has the knowledge & direct experience to create a magical vacation!
Cecilia’s home has a direct view of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter & Volcano Bay! Completely immersed in the exciting world of Universal Studios, Cecilia knows her way around the parks & Diagon Alley!
Having also traveled all over the world from month-long trips to quick weekend getaways to all-inclusive resorts & back – she has all the tips & tricks for fun excursions, great eats, relaxing vibes, & more!
Whether you’re planning for a family the size of a football team or just for two she can make your vacation dreams come true!
Growing up about an hour from Disney World and Universal, Chelsea has been to the parks more times than she can count. Her love for Disney runs deep, and, as an annual passholder, she visits the parks monthly! She is also an avid Harry Potter fan and even had a Harry Potter themed wedding! As the designated family planner, she’s perfected taking all needs into consideration and building the perfect trip while keeping in budget! Chelsea is ready to put her knowledge of the parks to use while helping plan your perfect vacation, no matter the destination!
Chelsea has grownup being surrounded by Disney magic, and her love for it has only grown with age! Chelsea has been to Walt Disney World 35 times and counting since the age of six; and she has traveled to twenty-four different ports of call in the Caribbean since she was ten years old. Chelsea had the opportunity to work for Mickey Mouse as a Disney Store Cast Member for two years in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She also has personal experience planning trips for friends and family, as well as touring families around the Disney Parks! Chelsea is so excited to begin intentionally planning your custom magical adventures! As she would say…Her mission is your magic!
Claire has been a fan of all things Disney for over 30 years! She first went to the parks at age 5, and now enjoys taking her own 3 kids as often as possible. She specializes in planning a seamless vacation for families with special needs. Claire can make your trip magical by setting up any accommodations you may need, and booking meals and extras to make your trip special. All you need to do is show up and experience the magic first hand! Claire loves planning all varieties of vacations, but she is especially well-versed in Disney World, Disneyland, and Universal.
Dawn Teixeira has vast experience with Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line. Her first-hand knowledge will be the difference in helping you plan a Magical Vacation. She is a snow bird splitting her time between Connecticut and Florida. She’s been an annual passholder for serval years. She’s fortunate to live only 20 minutes from the Disney World gates and is often in the parks or at Disney Springs. For anyone with a Gluten-Free allergy, Dawn can help with recommendations. She’s been following a Gluten-Free diet and can share some pointers.
She understands the importance of making memories with friends and family. So regardless of the type of Disney vacation, Dawn Teixeira, can plan your Magical Vacation.
Emily was born and raised a Disney fan! From her family vacations growing up, to her family working for the Walt Disney Company, and even joining the team herself and becoming a Disney Professional Intern focusing on greenhouse management on property! She was able to assist with creating menus and growing food for on property restaurants, growing food specifically for feeding the resident animals, and even getting to help with decorating cakes for weddings and events with flowers she grew herself right there at EPCOT! Emily not only loves Walt Disney World, but also loves all things Disneyland and the Universal parks. Harry Potter and Jurassic Park are right up there with Disney as some of her favorites.
Emily has been traveling her whole life and has been able to visit a few countries, even traveling solo! She has been the go to person for her friends and family to help plan their own vacations whether it be to the parks, another state, or even another country she has always found planning these trips for everyone to be a hobby and found another passion herself while seeing the memories her friends and family were making because of her. She has been so passionate for her love of travel and the Walt Disney Company and can’t wait to extend that passion into creating magic and helping create lifelong memories for others to experience as well.
Emily lives in Houston Texas with her two dogs, Beau and Goose, and is so excited to help you plan your vacations so you can have the most magical experience on your trip!
Emily is a Florida native who has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a young girl. She has been an annual pass holder for years and has learned many Disney secrets in that time. She would love to share them with you when helping you plan your own magical vacation. From the best dining experiences, to the most unique souvenirs to bring home to commemorate your trip, she can’t wait to share her Disney knowledge with you.
Emily spends her free time with her family traveling, cruising, camping, reading, and visiting the beach. She has a true passion for travel, Disney and helping others. Her goal is to make your vacation as fun, stress free, and magical as possible.
“When in doubt, Disney out!” was the motto for Emily’s family growing up. Being a 90’s kid, she fell in love with Disney by watching the movies on VHS. She created core memories with her family at Disney as a little girl including camping at Fort Wilderness. She and her brother had their photo taken for Leave a Legacy (it is a must-do to go see their picture when visiting EPCOT)! Through some difficult life circumstances her family faced, Disney became a place to escape from reality as they spent multiple big holidays in parks such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years. Navigating through holiday crowds really helped in figuring out the little details for planning the perfect park days! One highlight from a Christmas trip was finding a shark’s tooth while getting to do EPCOT’s DiveQuest!
Whether it be Disney parks, cruising, or visiting Universal, Emily loves getting to create new memories with her husband and growing family. Her most recent cherish-able memory being her 6-month-old son’s first visit and meeting the characters at Chef Mickey’s. She is always planning her next trip or helping friends and family with theirs! Being a former middle school teacher, she has a passion for helping others (and keeping things organized!).
Erika’s love for Disney and the great state of Florida began after her first trip at the age of 8. Her travels to FL span over 24 years! She didn’t return to Walt Disney World until having children of her own. In 2014 Erika returned and relived that magical time in her childhood! Watching her children and husband experience it for the first time brought her love for Disney to another level. Since 2014 they have visited 8 times!
This magical journey and love for all thing Disney lead to her planning many trips for friends and family! Now, as a Vacationeer, she has the ability to live her dream of helping others experience that same magic! Erika prides herself in customizing trips based on the needs and vision of her clients. Having experienced Disney during all Seasons and special events she is knowledgeable in helping plan the ultimate Disney vacation, catering to your needs! And if you are looking for a little beach time with your Disney trip, she’s got you covered there too! For Erika, Disney trips are all about the details. Those small, sometimes overlooked details, collectively make for one epic Disney trip!
Erika wants to continue the legacy of Walt Disney and his beloved mouse. “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” – Walt Disney
For Erin, what started as planning a fun vacation for her family of 4, turned into a full-blown obsession instantly. Since then, she and her husband, Steven, have been sharing experiences and advice on their YouTube channel, The Disney World Experiment.
Her family’s current favorites are all things Star Wars (YOU HAVE TO TRY THE GALACTIC STARCRUISER), festivals at EPCOT, Disney Cruises, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Erin has always had a knack for organization and planning, so when she married that with her love for traveling, a vacation planner was born! She enjoys assisting with family trips, couples getaways, and multi-generational vacations. The details are important, and she will make sure you feel prepared and ready to enjoy your dream vacation!
Fallon first experienced the magic that is Disney World at 6 years old. Now with 2 small children, she considers herself “addicted to Disney”, and travels quite frequently from New York to Orlando to escape reality. Not only is just being in Disney World exciting, but all of the Disney planning aspects are too! She loves that she is now able to share her secrets, tips and tricks so that other families can have Magical vacations as well! Fallon has a love for travel planning and would love to take her years of expertise and Disney Knowledge and create the Most Magical Vacation for you and your family!
Gabby is an event-coordinator turned Disney vacation planner – so you can relax leaving ALL your special trip details to her! Dining, magical extras – she’s got you covered!
She and her husband are avid Disney fans and head to the parks and on Disney cruises frequently to keep up to date on all the updates and changes! She’s also raising a new little Mousketeer baby boy, born August 2022, and can’t wait to explore the parks in a whole new way!
Gabby has been to the Disney parks on both coasts, on many Disney cruises, and is very familiar with Disneyland Paris, where she and her husband got engaged and were Annual Passholders for several years.
Whether this is your first, or fiftieth trip, you can trust that Gabby will care about your family trip as much as you do!
Grace grew up taking family vacations to Walt Disney World and quickly fell in love with the Disney magic. So much so, that she worked at Walt Disney World in the Magic Kingdom during her Disney College Program.
Combining her love for and knowledge of Disney, she is ready to help you plan your magical vacation! Her family has severe peanut and tree nut allergies, so she knows some of the best places in Disney to dine while accommodating severe allergies!
Grace currently lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin and works as a NICU nurse as well. In her spare time she likes to travel (mostly to Disney World and Disneyland), read, and cook!
She looks forward to helping you plan your next magical vacation!
Hailey is a Senior Vacationeer (Experienced Travel Agent with The Vacationeer) specializing in Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Universal Orlando vacations. After 35+ visits to Walt Disney World, she has experienced it all! She was born & raised in Hammond, Louisiana & visits WDW several times per year.
Hailey enjoys providing others with a positive experience & a fun-filled itinerary for a stress-free Disney vacation. Her favorite Disney World attraction is Splash Mountain & her favorite restaurant is California Grill on top of the Contemporary Resort.
Holly has always been fascinated with the idea of being whisked away to a world where anything is possible and dreams can come true. When she was young and first walked down Main Street, she could feel that adventure and magic waiting around every corner. When she got to share that with her children years later, she knew she wanted that for people for the rest of her life! Now she’s here to help you and your family experience that same joy!
Holly will find out about you to make your trip go smoothly and also create a little magic! This could mean letting you know about Belle’s library at California Adventure if you love Beauty and the Beast, helping you know which rides to do first to avoid the lines or the heat, or helping you navigate dietary restrictions (She has Celiac and my kids have a lot of different allergies), but it always comes down to planning a trip made just for you!
Holly’s ultimate goal is to bring her love for travel, and expertise, to your next adventure, creating a vacation that is tailored to you and your loved ones. Let’s bring the magic of a well-planned vacation to you!
Jenna lives in Oklahoma and is a work from home mom of two little girls. She and her husband began taking their daughters to Disney World and Disneyland when they were babies! After the first trip to Disney World, she was hooked on the Disney magic! They are huge Disney fans! They enjoy traveling to Disney World two to three times a year! When Jenna isn’t traveling to Disney World, she enjoys trips to the beach and travels as much as possible. Beyond traveling, she enjoys watching her daughters at dance and soccer.
She will treat your vacation as she treats her own! She would love to help you plan your magical vacation!
In 1968 with Jennifer in a carrier she made her first trip to Disney. Her family went to see what was coming to Orlando, to see the earth being moved, walk (she was carried) the boardwalk that showed pictures of what was coming to this swamp land and see a castle being built wrapped in scaffolding. They watched the progress with each return trip until 1971 when made their first official trip to Walt Disney World! From that year her family would take yearly trips to Disney, stay in the resorts and enjoy a couple days at Disney. As Disney grew so did their visits. There was always a comfort in returning each year and that feeling has never left as Jennifer now shares the most magical place on earth with her daughters who grew up Disney. Walt Disney World was Jennifer’s greatest childhood memory . Magical memories with family and being home again each visit is why Jennifer would like to help plan your Disney vacation and help you make new memories with your friends and family!
Jescie first visited Walt Disney World at nine years old. She still remembers riding Pirate of the Caribbean for the first time and has been hooked on Mickey’s House ever since. As an adult, she is an annual pass holder, has stayed at almost every resort on property, and has almost completed her goal of going down every water slide at Disney. She visits multiple times a year and her favorite trips are when she gets to take her three kids young kids. Watching them experience the magic she loves and make their own memories is so special.
Jescie loves creating trips that are unique to each guest. Every family, group, person is different and their trips should be too. She especially loves working with families with young children, as she is currently in the trenches of toddlerhood. Jescie is also very familiar with navigating food allergies at Disney, while not missing out on all the fun treats and experiences.
Please let Jescie help you have the most magical time by letting her plan your Best. Trip. Ever.
Jessica spent almost 20 years working in client relations and decided to combine that with her passion for Disney and start a magical career as a travel agent specializing in Disney and Universal vacations.
She has vacationed at Disney since the 80’s and is currently a Disney World annual passholder that visits the parks with her family and friends nonstop. At any given time you’ll probably find her in Disney’s Animal Kingdom sipping her favorite cocktail at Nomad Lounge. She also loves Halloween and all things spooky and has been going to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights for almost 20 years. She specializes in plant based dining and also knows a lot about how to find park and resort foods for picky eaters ! While Jessica really adores planning family trips she also loves planning adult only getaways and even solo trips to the parks.
Jim moved to the town that Disney built, Celebration Florida from Long Island, New York 19 years ago to become a part of the Magic and work at Walt Disney World. Jim has been a cast member at the Disney Resorts for 18 years now in bell services part time, which has given him the opportunity to visit the parks as often as he wants with his family. Jim has also been a Disney Vacation Club member since 1998. For 23 years being a DVC member, Jim has vacationed here and had the opportunity to stay at every deluxe DVC resort as well as the moderate and value properties many times. In addition, Jim has enjoyed many sailings with Disney Cruise Line over the years, 19 cruises so far earning him the Platinum Castaway Club Level.
Jim has a wealth of knowledge of all the Disney Resorts and each Disney Park, Disney Springs and the Disney Cruise Line to help plan your first or next magical vacation!
JoMarie DeGioia loves all things Disney, and always has! She lives close to the magic, and plays in the parks every chance she gets. She’s traveled to other fun places too, like Universal Orlando, Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. She brings both love and experience to her vacation planning, whether booking Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Universal Orlando or All-inclusive Tropical Getaways. She’ll work to plan the best vacation for you and your family!
Jordan loves all things Disney and cookie dough! She has been visiting Disney since she was a little girl and has always wanted to be a Disney Princess herself! When not planning magical adventures she’s mommy to her three kids. She has a real life princess herself and two little princes in training!
Jordan lives in North Carolina but visits Florida several times a year to visit the most magical place on earth! She’s been planning vacations for family and friends for fun but decided to turn her love and passion for Disney into something a little bit bigger, which is why she joined the amazing team of The Vacationeer!
Julee’s love of Disney began in the late 60’s while watching “The Wonderful World of Disney” and “The Mickey Mouse Club” (in black and white)! She vowed to turn her family into Disney geeks and started taking her children on magical Disney World vacations when they were young. Now she takes her grandchildren. Sometimes she even goes without kids! A true Disney fan.
Julee and her husband, Mark live in Zeeland MI in the summer and Bradenton FL in the winter! They’ve been known to drive to Epcot for dinner. They raised 3 children in MI and love to ride bikes, hike, read, and hang out with their grown kids and seven grandchildren. Their favorite movie is UP. When not vacationing at Disney, they enjoy traveling to National Parks! They are planing their first foray into river cruising and would love to help you and your friends plan a “Senior” trip.
Julee is passionate about her role as grandma and Disney travel planner. She encourages multi-generational magical vacations, and loves to guide newcomers on the art of Disney travel and other adventures.
Give her a call, because when it comes to Disney, she’s all “Ears”… a bit “Old School”… and will be your Yoda!
Kaitlin’s love for Disney started when she was a little girl being gifted nearly every Disney movie in VHS form. Her love continued to grow as her family made frequent visits to the park. Now as a mother of 2, she is able to bring her own family to the magic of Disney.
A former pediatric nurse that finds joy in planning vacations for others, she has now made it into a career with The Vacationeer.
Kaitlyn grew up going to Disney with her family every year and has always loved that first moment on Mainstreet USA when you catch your first glimpse of the castle. Kaitlyn and her husband moved their family from Albuquerque New Mexico to Titusville Florida in 2016 to share their love of all things Disney and Universal with their two young boys. She is the go-to for all planning, dining and park reservations for her family and friends. As a Passholder to both Disney and Universal, Kaitlyn frequents the parks often to make sure she has the most current and up to date park information. Using all her first hand experience, Kaitlyn is confident she can help you plan your next magical vacation!
Kamaila “Alexandra” Sanders is a Disney Parks enthusiast that became a Disney travel agent with The Vacationeer to help others get the most out of their Disney parks trips. She has been helping families, groups, couples and even solo adventurers plan their trips for years and loves doing it. Kamaila is available to consult with you about every aspect of your Disney trip to help you navigate some of the most visited destinations in the world and the best part is, her services are free to you. You can check Kamaila out from time to time on the WDWNT YouTube channel where she is sometimes a guest on their weekly show, Parks Center, airing Wednesday’s at 9pm Eastern time.
Kate never visited Disney World as a child because her parents said “they would take her when she was old enough to remember.” By the age of 29, she doubted if her parents were still holding true to that statement, so she visited the parks for the first time in 2014 and quickly fell in love with Disney World. Kate first became a Disney travel agent after leading a group of 50 high school students to the parks in 2018. She loves the Haunted Mansion, grapefruit beer at Epcot, and finds the Carousel of Progress highly underrated.
Katelyn Babb has always loved Disney, but once her little mouseketeers came along she was given the perfect chance to go as many times per year as possible! Specializing in all the details is right up her ally from dining to the perfect selfie spot to traveling with littles! Katelyn is married to her Prince Charming, Jon and has 3 children ranging from 10-2 years old! She and Jon live in Northport, Alabama. Katelyn can’t wait to help make your Disney and Universal experiences MAGICAL!
Hi, my name is Katelyn and I’ve grown up at Disney World. I did a college internship program and used all of my free time to explore the resorts and parks. I previously lived in Southern California and spent my days off and evenings at Disneyland. Now that I’m back in Florida-I’m taking my family back to the places that are special to me! I would love to help you create those magical moments with your family, too. You can usually find me rope dropping the parks to find the best snacks, enjoying a splash pad with my toddler, or exploring the resort restaurants and bars.
Katie’s goal is to take the stress out of decision-making and planning. She has been a vacation planner for almost five years and specializes in first time trips – making sure your planning experience is fun and not overwhelming. One of Katie’s fondest Disney memories was seeing her children hug Mickey Mouse for the very first time. Now, she enjoys giving others the opportunity to experience the magic of Disney at every stage of life.
Katie has a background in journalism and communications. She resides in Indianapolis, Indiana and enjoys spending quality time with her family, dog, and cats. While traveling is undoubtedly her biggest passion, she enjoys nature, gardening, golfing, and being active in her sons’ extracurricular activities and schools. She is also a proud volunteer for a local animal rescue organization.
Katie grew up in a Disney loving family. Her fondest childhood memories were on vacations to Walt Disney World and Disneyland. She attended college at Marquette University and spent a semester abroad, and had the amazing opportunity to travel around Europe, of course making a stop at Disneyland Paris. After college Katie got into the food service industry, working in restaurants, catering, event & meeting planning, and management. After 12 years in that industry, she realized her meticulous organizational skills would be better served making vacation dreams come true as an Authorized Disney Travel Planner. Katie lives outside of Chicago with her husband Eric. They have 3 children and are happiest creating new magical Disney memories together. With one child who loves thrill rides, another that is frightened of any dark ride including Frozen Ever After, and another that only eats peanut butter and jelly, she’s an expert at overcoming any obstacle to create a memorable, magical vacation for all!
“You reach a point where you don’t work for money” – Walt Disney
That has exactly come to pass for Kayla. With this agency, she has been able to do what she loves. Plan vacations for people all over and help them achieve their dreams of a fun filled family vacation. A Kentucky mother of a newborn daughter and wife to her high school sweet heart, she spends her days planning vacations and her nights dreaming of going back. May your heart be your guiding key.
Kayla Sullivan has been vacationing with Disney for over 20 years. Both on land and at sea, Kayla fell in love with Disney vacations at an early age and that love only grew! Owning to her unforgettable experiences while on Disney vacations, Kayla is a travel agent today! Her goal for her clients is to ensure that they have the same kind of unforgettable vacations and magical moments that only Disney knows how to realize! Together with her husband, Kayla visits Walt Disney World in Florida monthly (sometimes more) to stay as up to date as possible on all of the new additions coming to the property!
K.C. has been traveling to Disney destinations since she was a 5 years old. Her passion for Disney vacations has been reignited as she experiences them through the eyes of her 4 year old son. K.C.’s favorite Disney park is Epcot and visiting during International Food and Wine Festival is a MUST! Snacking her way through all 4 parks is her favorite part of Walt Disney World. Though her love for the parks is great, her love for Disney Cruise Line takes the cake! Nothing is better than sailing around the world with Captain Mickey or Minnie! K.C. lives in a small town in Southern Illinois with her husband and son. When she isn’t traveling she enjoys reading, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family outdoors.
Hi! My name is Kelly Holden and I am a huge Disney nerd! I have two young daughters who love everything princess and also have food allergies. I have tons of experience visiting the Disney parks and actually enjoy obsessing over all the little details. I love helping people navigate the parks so that they have the best vacation ever!
Jambo everyone! Meet Kiara! If she’s not in the parks, she’s helping plan for it!
She understands that planning a Disney Vacation can be overwhelming for many people and she takes pleasure in being able to step in and take care of the difficult parts so you just have to worry about having fun!
Kiara is a Disney super fan who exclusively helps plan Disney Vacations. She enjoys giving guests free advice and she’s passionate about getting guests the help they need to get the vacation of their dreams!
Kim Buchanan is a stay-at-home mom from the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. She has been married to her Disney fanatic husband for 30 years. They have raised 2 amazing children to know the importance of family. She is also “Nana” to 2 beautiful grandchildren. One of the traditions that they enjoy every year, is a trip to Disney.
Kim’s first trip to Walt Disney World was in 1978. Since then, she has been more than 30 times, been on three Disney Cruises and one trip to Disneyland in California. These memories will last a lifetime.
Kim has been a Disney Vacation Specialist since 2006. She has helped 100’s of families to make their vacation dreams come true. She will use her Disney knowledge to help your family experience that same Magic and make your vacation the trip of lifetime.
Krista has lived in Southern Illinois all her life. Her Godparents moved to the Orlando area when she was 15 years old and she has been visiting yearly for almost 20 years. Her love for the tropical climate and amusement parks have made it seem like her second home. During her vacations to see her family, they made frequent trips to Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. From the moment she first set foot in Cinderella’s castle, she was hooked on Disney! She now loves to visit DW as much as possible with her husband and two sons. After planning their first family trip, she fell in love with the planning process almost as much as actually going to the most magical place on Earth. She quit her job as a PTA to stay home with her boys. Now that they are both in school, she has decided to use her talents of planning Disney trips for others. Her goal is to stay at all of the Disney World resorts!
I have been vacationing with Disney for over 20 years! I fell in love with Disney vacations at an early age. There’s nothing more special than visiting a Disney destination as a child and feeling that Disney magic. But, you are NEVER too old to visit a Disney destination! Because of the truly magical vacations I had experienced growing up, I have continued to visit Disney destinations as an adult. I even took my honeymoon to Walt Disney World! We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, my favorite Disney resort.
I specialize in Disney destinations, Universal, and more. I am that go-to Disney gal among my friends and family and I cannot wait to be that for you! Contact me if you are interested in a FREE quote! I am more than happy to help you plan the most magical vacation for you and your family!
Laura visited Disney World often as a child but truly fell in love with Disney after seeing her children experience it. After their initial visit, she fell in love with planning Disney trips and learning the ins and outs of other vacation destinations. My favorite part of Vacation Planning is giving families peace of mind that their planning is taken care of so they can have a stress-free experience!
After over 50 trips in the last 25 years, I’m ready help you plan a perfect Disney trip for your entire family or just the two of you. From what to pack for a whole week, to throwing the necessities in a backpack and jumping on a plane last minute, I can help. Need a great restaurant recommemdation? I can help with that too. After retiring from 27 years in the classroom, I’m living my Disney dream by helping you plan your Disney dream. Let’s stir up some MAGIC!
Laura’s fondest childhood memories are centered around family trips to Disney World. She and her husband, David, continue the tradition with their daughter. As annual passholders, they hop on a plane to see the Mouse often!
As a Disney Travel Expert, Laura focuses on the fine details of planning. She researches and organizes your requests, fitting the pieces together, creating the perfect trip. As a former special education teacher, she uses her background expertise to help families with special needs. Laura loves sharing her vast knowledge of Disney and Hawaii and looks forward to being a part of your Disney story!
Lauren lives in Illinois with her husband and 4 children. She has been traveling to Walt Disney World since she was a child, and now shares her love of Disney with her family. Her favorite family vacations are Disney Cruises! These experiences have given her firsthand knowledge on family travel. She knows all the ins and outs of preparing and enjoying a Disney vacation with children.
Ready for the next level of thrills? Lauren also loves sharing the excitement of Universal Studios and the immersive experiences at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!Whether it’s your first family trip, or an adult only get away; Lauren will make your vacation magical!
Lauren has enjoyed visiting Disney World numerous times over the last 21 years! A lot has changed over the years but her love for Disney has stayed strong. Her love for Disney exploded when she took her daughter to Disney World for the first time. Watching her daughter’s face glow when she met her favorite princesses and seeing her daughter blush as Mickey mouse kissed her hand made her fall in love with going to Disney all over again!
After being a stay at home mom for 5 years, Lauren decided to join our team so she could help other families plan the most magical vacations and fall in love with Disney too!
A performing artist in the Central Florida area, Laurlyn is sharing her obsession with Disney, Universal, and travel through travel planning! Laurlyn loves to help groups, families, and single travelers plan magical vacations all over the world.
Laurlyn has been going to Disney with her family since she was a child, and has continued the tradition since. As an adult, she spent some time as a cast member at Walt Disney World Resort in the Entertainment Department. She has insider knowledge of all things Disney with personal connections to current cast members. She and her husband are current annual pass holders and are in the parks as much as possible.
Other than Disney, Laurlyn has traveled all over the world, including places like Israel, France, Canada, and Jamaica, and the United States, where she and her husband have a pact to visit all of the National Parks!
Logan was 3 years old when she went on her first Walt Disney World trip. The night she arrived her parents had arranged for Goofy to call her that night and wish her a Happy Birthday! From that moment on she has loved all things Disney and has been at least 10 times ! One of her favorite things about being a Vacationeer is getting to meet new people and getting to know them and their family to plan their ultimate magical vacation! Logan’s favorite Disney ride would have to be “Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid” and favorite restaurant would have to be breakfast at O’hana! She lives in southeastern North Carolina and when she is not planning magical vacations, she works as a Sonographer. Logan would love to make all your Dreams Come True when you book your next Walt Disney World Vacation!
Margie is a native Floridian who grew up vacationing in Disney World every year. She has stayed at almost every resort on property, and loves to try new places to dine each time she visits. She has also visited Disneyland several times as well as Aulani, Vero Beach Resort, and Hilton Head. Margie has also become an expert Disney Cruise Line traveler and has been on all four ships. She has traveled to the Bahamas, Caribbean, and Alaska on Disney and is looking for the next opportunity to embark on another DCL cruise line now that her children are tweens and teens.
Marissa lives in Texas with her husband & four kids. With a large family, she knows how stressful vacations can be! Her goal is to take all of the stress off of you so you can enjoy your time to the fullest.
Marissa knows that vacations are where some of your best memories can be found, so she makes sure to cover details you might not be thinking of. Whether it’s Disney, Universal, a cruise, relaxing getaway, or a honeymoon Marissa can help plan the vacation that fits any budget!
Mark has been visiting Disney World regularly his whole life, and still finds it fresh and amazing every time. There truly is nothing like it anywhere else. He was so excited to bring his kids and share the magic. Now they love it as much as he does, and are always asking when the next trip is.
Mark is incredibly thrilled about the new Galaxy’s Edge. That land is going to be special to him because his other lifelong passion is Star Wars. Whether you are totally new to Disney and don’t know where to start, or just want someone to fine-tune and handle the details, Mark is happy to be your go-to guy! Nothing excites him more than talking about going to Disney, getting to know exactly what you want or don’t want in a perfect vacation, and taking care of all the details to make your experience as easy and magical as possible.
Mark is a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, and has 20+ years of project planning experience he brings to making your trip perfect. He lives in Lisle, IL, with his 3 rambunctious boys Jimmy, Bobby, and Mikey, and his amazing wife Mary Jo.
Mary has always had a love for Disney and helping others. Becoming a Vacationeer allows her to do both! Mary has had experience working and helping those with special needs her whole life. She is knowledgeable on the activities and places that would best suit those with exceptionalities. In addition, her love for Disney is infinite! Whether it be traveling to the parks, or enjoying the music and movies, you can always find her ear to ear in grins from Disney!
Mary Clayton is from Birmingham, AL and has had experience going to the Disney parks for almost 10 years. She also got to perform in the Candlelight Processional for two years at Walt Disney World! She is the go-to Disney gal among her friends and family, and hopes she will be that for you!
Meghan is a former cast member who has decided to take her love and knowledge of Disney parks to help families plan their dream vacation. The best part of a trip for her is the planning! As a new parent, Meghan did not let that stop her from visiting Disney and introduced her little one to the magic at a young age. She wants to show other new parents the joy of bringing your little ones to Disney, since the magic has no age limit!
Meghan’s favorite time to visit the parks is around Halloween! Meghan goes to Mickeys not so scary Halloween party every year and has extensive knowledge on special events going around at Disney!
As an annual passholder at both Disney and Universal and most recently a Disney Vacation Club member, she frequents the park to stay up to date with all the fun exciting things going on at the parks! Meghan lives in Nashville TN, known as Music City, so she is no stranger to tourism and meeting people from all over! She loves giving advice and tips to plan your vacation whether it be to the most magical place on earth or anywhere else you may want to visit! Meghan has great knowledge on making the most of your trip with budget saving tips, traveling tips with toddlers and events you don’t want to miss out on! Message Meghan to start planning your stress free trip!
Michael was introduced to the magic of Disney when he was just 3 years old! The first time he encountered Disney was on a Make A Wish trip after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that no one expected him to survive. Little did he know, not only was he going to be a cancer survivor, but that this trip would ignite a passion for Disney that he would never outgrow. Michael decided to take a career path as a Disney vacation planner because he loves Disney and loves to vacation! What he lives by and has taught his wife and three children to live by is that tomorrow is never promised, so the memories you make today are all you have! He is very knowledgeable about Disney and knows exactly how to help you and your family make any trip the most unforgettable experience!
Melissa is an Air Force brat whose love of travel and adventure started very early in life. She has lived across the globe, from Italy to Alaska to Los Angeles. Birmingham, Alabama is now home, where she lives with her husband and 2 young children. Missy grew up as a Disney Kid, and is currently an Annual Pass Holder at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Spending so much time in the parks, she has developed an expert level of insider knowledge and tips she loves sharing with others. Driven by passion and curiosity, and a detail-oriented planner at every step, Melissa would be thrilled to curate your next magical vacation. Her happiness abounds when vacations are experienced to the fullest, when travelers are able to seize all opportunities for joy, relaxation, connection and growth. Come discover the multitude of new and exciting developments happening across all Disney destinations!
Michelle joined our team in 2019 and is eager to plan your dream vacation(s) for you and your loved one(s). Michelle’s traveling adventures spread across America, cruises, all-inclusive resorts plus internationally to Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Since childhood one favorite family destination has always been Walt Disney World and Universal Studios as the Magic always ignites the imagination and awakens everyone’s inner child. Michelle is a Marine wife of 14 years and they have 3 children together.
When she’s not spreading joy planning vacations she volunteers at her church, kids activities, with ZTA alumnae plus serves as the Family Readiness Assistant with her husband’s USMC Company. Working with The Vacationeer granted Michelle’s lifelong wish to merge her love of travel and helping others by making clients personal travel dreams a reality no matter the budget. Michelle finds great joy in sprinkling extra magic dust so clients only focus is making memories.
Michelle comes from a long line of Disney lovers! She has passed that love on to the next generation. As a Disneyland Legacy Passholder she spent many happy days at the California Disney Parks. Having an annual pass for over 20 years allowed her to watch the development of Disney’s California Adventure, homeschool on Tom Sawyer’s Island, stay at many of the nearby hotels and become very familiar with the surrounding area. Organizing her friends annual girls’ trip gave her experience working with groups as large as 24 people. Visiting the Florida parks also holds a special place in her heart. It was a great escape when her daughter worked there and then during the Disneyland closure. Specializing in organizing family trips and girlfriend trips from Coast to Coast and also experienced in Disney Paris and Cruising.
Michelle grew up in Southern California and was a Disneyland Annual Passholder from the time she was five until she started working at the resort, which she stayed at for six years. She is still an avid Disney fan and has visited five out of the six Disney Resorts from around the world and visits Disneyland and Walt Disney World frequently throughout the year. She has also visited and stayed at Disney’s Aulani Resort. Michelle has always been the Disney expert among her friends and family and has planned numerous trips for them throughout the years. She looks forward to helping you create the magical vacation of your dreams!
Molly loves traveling and finding new corners of the world to explore! She loves doing foreign cruises as an excuse to see many places in a shorter amount of time without the hassle of land transportation. Disney has had her heart since she was a young girl, they even decorated the Castle to look like a cake one year for her birthday! She and her family are Annual Passholders, she is a Florida native, and yet refuses to compare Disney World to Disneyland as they are both uniquely special. Let her help you add magic to your next trip without the stress of planning!
Nicole is a former international model who has lived in over 4 continents and visited over 35 countries! After 15 years she ditched fashion for the Disney lifestyle full time! Having visited Disneyworld, Disney Paris and Disneyland over 15 times, she is an expert in both Disney travel and international travel. She is also well versed in Disney’s Aulani Resort and Hawaii travel after visiting the Hawaiian islands 14 times.
Nicole has planned group trips, bachelorettes, multigenerational and couples trips and is versed in luxury travel, both at Disney properties and beyond! In the same token, she understands how to travel on a budget and can work magic with even the smallest of budgets! Nicole wants to make everyone love their trip to Disney vacation just as much as she does every time she goes! If she could live at Magic Kingdom, she would :)
After living in Brooklyn, London, California, Connecticut and Idaho, Olivia now resides in Vermont with her husband and two rambunctious boys. But she considers Disney her primary home! An expert Disney World planner, Olivia loves nothing more than mapping out itineraries for clients using the Genie + hacks she has mastered. She is a foodie with celiac, and loves to share food and restaurant recommendations with her clients.
Olivia has traveled extensively across the US and to 18 different countries; she is well equipped to help you plan all your adventures! Contact her today to start planning your magical trip to Disney or beyond!
Patsy’s love for Disney began with her first visit to Disney World when she and her husband visited for their honeymoon in 1999. Since then, the family has grown to 5 kids who all love Disney. They have taken annual trips to Disney World Florida as well as visited Disneyland Paris, Aulani, and many Disney cruises. The kids do not ask if they are going to Disney but when they are going to Disney. Planning a Disney vacation for a family of 7 plus a fiancé and friends has always been a fun passion for Patsy. After military retirement the family relocated to Western NC. Patsy needed a new job and with encouragement from her husband and family she has decided to share her Disney planning passion with as many people as possible and hopes to help create magical vacations that will bring lasting memories.
Penny, multi-lingual, a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, certified with Royal Caribbean, Carnival & Universal, has decades of experience in corporate and vacation travel planning, domestic/international travel, having lived in many countries around the world. She’s a life-long Disney addict, AP, DVC, Castaway Cay Club, and former cast member at Disney Corporate Offices. She, her husband (Air Force Veteran) and their son are avid travelers (multiple annual trips: DL, WDW, Disney Cruise, Universal, Aulani and Knott’s Berry Farm.
For Penny, Disney isn’t just a vacation destination, it’s a daily lifestyle. She even had a Disney Fairytale Wedding and honeymoon and their son was almost born at Disneyland! Yikes, right? True story. She would have named him Walt.
She provides complimentary, concierge-level service, including dining reservations, fastpasses, and tips/tricks. Down to every, last detail, she takes the stress out of your vacation-planning, so you and your family can relax and enjoy the memories. With her passion for Disney and decades of domestic/international travel and travel planning, she’s dedicated to finding the best deals for you, engineering, as a Vacationeer, the most memorable, magical vacations for you and your family.”
Join Penny on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and her You Tube Vlog to follow her Disney trips, tips, & Disney news.
Rachael has traveled to Disney World over 40x, shares a birthday with Mickey Mouse, and loves to travel the world. Since a little girl her extended family would escape the cold winter temperatures of Ohio and meet at Fort Wilderness Campground for their annual family trip. Growing up Disney, and now experiencing it through the eyes of her little girl, has motivated her to plan these wonderful lifetime memories for others. Getting to know you as a client, your favorite characters, food, and so much more is top priority to planning that perfectly magical vacation. Rachael’s favorite part of planning is helping take the stress of navigating these destinations, and giving you the best experience possible that fits your family!
Becca – Disney enthusiast, cat lover, video game rookie & tea drinking Mother|Wife|Lady!
She grew up frequenting both US Disney theme parks (more times than she can count), traveling the states, and visiting both Universal Studios in the US. She loved reading everything she could get her hands on to know all the behind the scenes info, and best ways to spend time at the parks. With that knowledge she has helped book and plan countless trips to Disney world/land & Universal Studios for her friends & family. Having done this, she decided to make travel planning her career! Helping others have the best experience they can on their trips brings her so much joy.
She loves traveling with her husband, 3 children, and of course Mom & Dad tagging along! Disney world being their all time favorite destination.
Rest assured where ever you travel she’ll be thrilled to get you there!
Rebekah is a hair stylist, photographer, and serious Disney fanatic. She is a Disney World annual passholder who frequents the parks on both coasts as often as possible to keep up to date on all the new and exciting things happening. She is most likely to be found in a park for Halloween and her absolute favorite place to be is Disney’s Animal Kingdom. A lover of food, Rebekah is your ultimate guide to all the best treats, drinks and most of all, all the vegan friendly food options. She also has a wealth of knowledge on how to make your travels more sustainable and always with a touch of magic. Whether your trip is three days or ten, Rebekah will make sure your experience is the most magical!
Sarah lives in Massachusetts with her husband and twins. When she was young, her parents planned a family vacation to stay the Polynesian Resort. She can remember the magic she felt around her and fell in love with Disney. Sarah and her husband Jon have made many visits to Walt Disney World, have been annual passholders, and love to stay at The Boardwalk Resort. After many WDW trips she convinced her extended family to take Disney Cruises, where Castaway Cay is now her favorite Disney location. Sarah is excited to share her knowledge and vacation planning skills with you as a full time Vacationeer planner.
When not planning magical trips or vacationing, Sarah can be found at Cape Cod, spending time with family, or shopping for a great deal.
Sarah has been obsessed with all things Disney for her entire life, and has frequently visited Walt Disney World Resort since the age of 5. Despite living in West Michigan, she been an annual pass- holder for the last several years. Her family are members of the Disney Vacation Club, with their ‘home’ resort being her favorite, Animal Kingdom Lodge. She even has a cat named Micky.
Sarah has extensive knowledge with regard to dining at Walt Disney World with dietary restrictions and intolerances, as she suffers from many restrictions herself. She is very familiar with diets including vegan, dairy-free, gluten free, and pescatarian, and will research and advise regarding any additional requirements to make sure you have a magical vacation.
Savannah fell in love with Disney vacations when she first went to Disney World as a toddler, and the love grew even greater when she took her first of many Disney Cruises a few years later.
As a teen, she started planning trips to Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruises for her friends and family. She had the “magic touch” for curating dream Disney itineraries so much so that she turned it into her career! As a former professional Nanny, Savannah knows that traveling with kids can make a trip difficult to plan, and she uses her experience to make family trips enjoyable for the kids AND the parents. Each family is different, and Savannah makes sure to build the perfect vacation fit for every individual family and their needs.
Stacey grew up visiting Disney World and Disneyland. In fact, she went to Disney World instead of her high school prom. She worked the Disney World College Program for three summers with her favorite position being at Kilimanjaro Safari. Over the years she has visited the parks with groups of all ages. Staying up on the latest Disney news is her favorite pastime. Always wanting to work with Disney again, she now helps people plan their dream Disney vacations. Whether on a budget or treating yourself to a lavish vacation she will plan the vacation that best fits your desire.
Steph has loved Disney and Universal since her first trip when she took her students as a 5th grade teacher in Florida! Since then, even though she is now in Arkansas… she has traveled to Disney and Universal Studios more times than she can even count, even going to Disneyland for her honeymoon! She is well versed in the ever changing technology that it takes to have a convenient vacation at these resorts and loves helping others have a magical time! She is well experienced in DAS passes (guests with disabilities) as well as transportation, group reservations, resorts, dining, and much more! When she is not helping to plan magical vacations, she is spending time with her newborn son, husband, and 2 dogs and cannot wait for the day she can take her sweet baby to Disney for the first time!
Stephanie is a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder, theme park foodie, seasoned park hopper and frequent Disney traveler. She has been visiting Walt Disney World annually with her family for over seven years, has celebrated at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and has cruised aboard Disney Magic. She considers Disney to be her home away from home.
With every Disney trip she took, Stephanie fell more in love and began planning the next trip as soon as one was over. This turned into a thirst for knowledge of all things Disney to make sure her family made the most out of every vacation. She plans daily itineraries to ensure they experience the top attractions and eat at the best restaurants; all while minimizing their time spent waiting in line. Her friends and family began asking her to plan their trips and to share her favorite tips and advice.
This is when Stephanie decided to make this her full-time career: to become a Disney travel planner. Stephanie has a passion for helping others plan their trip and she is dedicated to making sure her clients’ vacation is magical and worry-free.
Tammy is an avid Disney lover who would love to help your dream Disney vacation become a reality. She has been to Disney World many times as both a child and adult. She has recently discovered how great a destination Disneyland is as well! She is a College of Disney Knowledge graduate and stays up to date on the latest happenings.
As a special needs mom, she particularly has a special interest in helping other special needs families. She knows that it can take extra planning, knowledge, and accommodations while traveling with extra special kiddos.
In addition to Disney, she can also help plan your Universal, Cruise, and many other resort vacations.
Tara lives in Northern Nevada with her husband and two sons and works as a Labor & Delivery nurse part time. Since traveling to Disneyland and Walt Disney World as a child and too many times to count as an adult, Tara now gets to share her expertise with you. Disney Cruise Line and many RunDisney events have highlighted the already Disney packed travel itinerary that Tara has had throughout the years. Her planning forte has evolved from adult-only travel to now include traveling with toddlers, ensuring extra pixie dust for all of your travel needs.
In addition to Disney, she can also help plan your Universal, Cruise, and many other resort vacations.
Taylor has traveled to Walt Disney World more than 24 times! From a young age, Taylor made her earliest memories surrounded by the people she loves at the most magical place on earth. She grew up wanting to be an animator for Disney or cook food in their kitchens. Instead, she combined her interests through teaching and theater, bringing magic to life for a multitude of people. She was beyond excited to join the Vacationeer team where magic is the goal. If you are a foodie, traveling in unique groups, or a family ready for a stress-free vacation, Taylor’s love for people and the parks make her a great fit for your magical needs. In a way, she grew up in the house of Mouse and wants to help create those amazing memories for you!
Her passion for creativity, arts, food, and communication have led her to love the Disney way and research the hidden details that make Disney different. Her Grandma always spearheaded their Disney trips and told her “Disney magic allows us to focus on the people around us. But we are definitely seeing fireworks, and It’s A Small World.” That has inspired Taylor to make people the center of her life, spreading Disney magic and laughs along the way.
Growing up, Thacher’s one and only trip to the the Walt Disney World Resort was when he was ten years old with his Parents. He remembers riding Space Mountain and Splash Mountain over and over by himself! Thacher’s next Walt Disney World Resort trip was when he decided to move to Florida. Over forty Disney Vacations, and a few Disney Cruise Line vacations later, it is safe to say that he is hooked on Disney! Being an annual pass holder, and having accomplished the goal of staying at ever resort on property he is able to call Disney World his second home.
Thacher was born and raised in Maine an actually still working in his hometown after moving back from Florida. His favorite Disney World attraction is Space Mountain and his favorite restaurant is Topolino’s Terrace on top of the Riviera Resort. Thacher has the wealth of knowledge of all the Disney Resorts each Disney Park, Disney Springs and Disney Cruise Line. To keep him from planning too many of his own trips, he would love the opportunity to help build yours.
Thacher knows that planning a vacation with Disney can seem overwhelming at times. Let him help you with that. Thacher can be a great asset to you and your family with his years of experience and knowledge.
Tiffany Lynn lives in Wisconsin with her children; 11, 10 and 8-year-old sons and a 6-year-old daughter. She has always loved Disney and cried when she first saw Cinderella’s Castle when she was 12 years old. She loved making Magical Moments for guests at Magic Kingdom while on her Disney College Internship, and then stayed with Walt Disney World for an additional 2 years as a Seasonal Cast Member. She gained invaluable customer service experience and memories that will last a lifetime. It’s only natural that she is now planning vacations and making all her clients one of a kind experiences from beginning to end.
Tiffany takes regular trips to Disneyland, with and without kids. She is very knowledgeable in traveling with children, and can help a family plan their day around their must dos and family dynamic. She is also knowledgeable in traveling with children alone as a single parent and has a wealth of knowledge and tips for cruising with your kids! Since Tiffany has a large family, she is very savvy with money and can make all your dreams come true within your budget.
Now that Tiffany’s kids are all in school, she can take all her knowledge, experience and love for Disney and make the most magical vacation experience for others!
Tiffany’s love of Disney started as a baby on her first Disneyland trip, and has only grown over the years. She’s traveled the world and her favorite trips include Disney World, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Universal Studios, Aulani, Sandals, and of course cruises!
Tiffany lives just outside of Austin, Texas with husband and dog Loki. They love to travel, try different restaurants, and spend time at the lake. There’s no better job than one that combines her love of Disney and traveling! From family vacations to adult trips, Tiffany is excited to help you plan your vacation today!
Vicki has been visiting Disney since she was a child. She has continued this tradition with her husband and son for over 20 years, both Florida and California. Her love of all things Disney and travel planning makes becoming a Vacationeer a perfect fit. Friends and family have said for years, this job was made for her. Not only does Vicki love visiting the parks but Disney cruising is at the top of her favorite Disney destination list along with Aulani.
When not planning magical trips or vacationing at one of Disneys destinations, Vicki is usually watching College football, her second passion.
Whitney was born and raised in DFW, Texas. She currently resides in Fort Worth, TX with her husband and 3 children. She grew up vacationing at Disney World and all over the Florida coast. Her love of travel started at a young age and she has been very blessed to have experienced many different vacations over the years and is now getting to share her love of travel with her children. Whitney graduated from the University of Oklahoma and was a cast member at Disney World through the college program. She firmly believes you are never to young to travel and make new memories that will last a lifetime.
For Walt, it all started with a mouse. As for myself, it all started with a Type A personality with a love for list making, planning, and most importantly, Disney!
I’m a Gryffindor married to a Hufflepuff. We have two beautiful baby boys and a dog named Tolkien!
I thrive being around people and find great joy in connecting with others. I’ve always found that part of the Disney magic is made up of the people that love it and believe in it. It’s an honor to dream up the most incredible vacations for clients and to help them effortlessly create memories for a lifetime!
No team is complete without some helpers backstage. Our Management team is here to help ensure that our Vacationeers have all the tools that they need to provide consistent top-tier results for their guests.
Jonathan de Araujo
Jonathan de Araujo
After a 15+ year career selling Real Estate in MA, in 2017 Jonathan decided to take his admiration for the empire that Walt Disney built, and turn it into an agency full of the most passionate Disney fans to help people plan their most magical Disney Vacations. It started as an idea but quickly grew into one of the top agencies in the industry. He now focuses on strategic management and growth opportunities for the agency.
Kelly is a lifelong Disney fan! She’s visited Walt Disney World frequently as a child, and now she’s lucky enough to share her love of all things ‘Disney’ with her family. Kelly’s passion for working with people, travel and ‘the mouse’ brought her to a career in the travel industry, and she has spent over 9 years focusing on Disney and family destinations. She travels with her family as much as possible, and loves sharing the knowledge, tips, and tricks they learn along the way with her team. She’s so proud of the incredible team here at The Vacationeer, and looks forward to helping them building life long relationships with you and finding ways to make the most of your time during your vacation.
Lito is Jonathan’s partner in life and at the Vacationeer. She loves that they get to be a part of bringing so many people joy through unforgettable vacations. She loves to win but hates making others lose, so she loves working hard to make sure we all win as a team. Lito also loves cooperative board-games but more importantly tries to make sure The Vacationeer’s team of agents has everything they need to win and help you create the best vacation possible.