Welcome to Heart of the Magic Travel! I am an Independent Disney Travel Expert for Mouseketrips. I have been visiting Walt Disney World frequently for the past 30 years.
- Married to Jesse for 19 years
- Three children, Lily (10), Daniel (7), Charlotte (4 years)
- University of Florida alumnae: Masters in Advertising and Bachelor in Journalism
I live in the Heart of the Magic!
I am local to Walt Disney World and have been to the parks and surrounding resorts hundreds of times, and am a Gold Castaway Club member with Disney Cruise Line. I am that Mom everyone goes to to ask about anything Disney. We are pretty lucky to be raising our family next door to one of the most magical places anywhere. I always know what’s happening at Walt Disney World because I’m neighbors with the Mouse himself. Whether you want full immersion in a fairy tale or are just looking to relax with your family, I can help plan the perfect vacation for you.
Mouseketrips is a Gold-level Earmarked Agency, and with that comes the highest level of service. As an agent with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, I am a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge and have attained a special knowledge of Disney Destinations. I am also a Universal Orlando Authorized Travel Professional as well as for SeaWorld parks. I cover all of the Magic and the Mouse.
Disney Parks and Resorts ~
As an annual passholder and local resident, I know the Walt Disney World resort backwards and forward. We head to the resorts just for dinner, have Sunday character breakfasts with our family, schedule playdates with our friends at the parks, celebrate birthdays with a visit to Mickey Mouse, or head to Disney Springs for a night out as a family. Disney isn’t just a vacation destination, it’s my community so I’m always up-to-date with what’s happening around the parks.
I love the nostalgic feeling of Disneyland and all that California Adventure has to offer. The Haunted Mansion Holiday version is a highlight for me! Disney’s beach resorts, Hilton Head Island Resort and Vero Beach Resort, are a wonderful escape to the coast and an easy drive for those on the east coast.
Disneyland visits: October 2014, April 2019, November 2021, March 2022 (w/ Children ages 9, 6, 3), June 2023
Vero Beach visit: July 2018, August 2020
Disney Cruise Line ~
When we want to take a vacation away from our home in Central Florida, we take a Disney Cruise! As a Gold Castaway Club Member, I’ve been on several of the ships and have experienced both Halloween on the High Seas and the Very Merrytime Cruise. From knowledge of the ships and itineraries to planning activities and participating in those little extras like the Fish Extender Gift Exchange, this is my favorite vacation of all time! Castaway Cay has been voted the best private island of any cruise line, and it’s definitely one of our family’s favorite places to visit.
- Disney Dream, 4-night Bahamas, March 2015 (with 2-year-old)
- Disney Fantasy, 7-night Eastern Caribbean, Halloween on the High Seas, September 2016, (with 3 year-old and 7 month-old)
- Disney Dream, 4-night Bahamas, Very Merrytime over Christmas, December 2016 (with 3 year old and 10 month old)
- Disney Dream, 4-night Bahamas, March 2017 (with 4 year old, and 1 year old)
- Disney Dream, 3-night Bahamas, November 2017 (adults only!)
- Disney Wonder, 4-night Bahamas, March 2018 (5 year old, 2 year old, and pregnant)
- Disney Fantasy, 7-night Bahamas, October 2022 (children ages 9, 6, 4)
- Disney Wish, 3-night Merrytime over Christmas, December 2022 (children ages 9, 6, 4)
- Disney Dream, 5-night Bahamas, March 2023
- Upcoming: Disney Magic!
Adventures by Disney ~
Adventures by Disney provides families the opportunity to explore foreign countries, or even the United States, but with Disney’s level of customer service, professionalism and attention to detail. Whether you want to see a show on Broadway or make an authentic pizza in Italy with the kids, Adventures by Disney is perfect for families who want someone to plan a luxury trip for them while experiencing those special Disney touches.
Disney’s resort in Hawaii is breathtakingly beautiful, and perfect for couples and families who want to experience Hawaiian culture, but aren’t sure where to begin. Conveniently located on Oahu, Aulani blends the magic and story-telling of Disney along with the greatest storyteller of them all– nature.
Universal Orlando Resort ~
Comprised of Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and the all-new Volcano Bay, Universal Orlando continues to expand with new thrills and resorts. Experience first-hand the magic of Harry Potter in Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade where you are fully immersed in the Wizarding World. As a huge Harry Potter fan, I can help you navigate these amazing theme parks. With breath-catching thrill rides, events like Mardi Gras and Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Orlando Resort is a vacation destination in itself.
Why Use an Authorized Travel Agent
SAVINGS – I have access to all of the latest discounts and specials, and carefully monitor your reservation to make sure you’re getting the best price possible. I will automatically apply any new deal or discount for you as soon as it becomes available. Booking through Mouseketrips is never more expensive than booking directly with Disney, and most of the time the prices are lower. Best of all, I never charge you for my services. That’s right – it’s free to use my Disney (and Universal) expertise!
SERVICE – I can handle every part of your vacation planning. I’ll take care of everything from dining reservations to surprise parties at sea and everything in between. My goal is to make sure that your Disney vacation is magical, memorable, and extra-special. With my first-hand experience and knowledge, I am prepared to tackle any special request or question you might have, and I provide exceptional and personalized customer service to each and every client.
CONVENIENCE – I am easily reached by phone, text or e-mail. Get the latest vacation news on my social media pages.
AGENT – I am your personal vacation representative and want to make sure your trip is perfect. My goal is to make sure that you have the most memorable and magical vacation possible for the least amount of money.
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