I consider myself a Disney World expert. Do I know everything? No, but who can with everything there is to know! But I know A LOT about Walt Disney World – theme parks, dining, on site resorts, and more. It’s something I pride myself on and continue to keep track of current trends crowds and trends as well as reviews of dining and resorts to help my guests make the best decision possible and make a fully informed decision. So what does my travel resume look like? Well…a LOT of trips around the US for training (both agency and advanced training by Disney), Familiarization trips with Universal, and family adventures (because we still learn together as a family, try new things, and nothing stretches the limits like traveling with a young child)!
Since 2012, I’ve stayed in 11 different Disney World resorts and thanks to Disney, toured 4 additional resorts and I am just two resorts shy of staying in every single Walt Disney World resort. (a bucket list item for me!)
By the end of this year, my family will have traveled to THREE Disney destinations – Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland.
This spring, I was given the pleasure of touring Universal Orlando’s on site hotels and will be going back this fall to take more time to explore the theme parks in more detail as well as checking out Sapphire Falls since it was still under construction during the time of my last trip.
This fall will be my second trip to Disneyland since 2014 (which is a difficult thing for me living in the midwest).
MOST of this travel is on my own dime because I find it incredibly important to know what each Disney Destination has to offer guests, keep an eye on what is new and upcoming, and explore new experiences so I can give guests first-hand knowledge! I have been blessed with a supportive husband and Disney loving family (like they had a choice) to experience many adventures with them!
Both Disney and Universal provide online training as a part of their authorization/certification process which is wonderful and a great reference point, HOWEVER it is vital to my success and I believe the success if most travel professionals to be immersed in the destinations they work with. This is one of the many reasons I’ve chosen to work with the wonderful group I do as we are a Disney and Universal ONLY agency. We can stay focused and dedicated to our craft and what we believe in and stay as experts in our field!
I’d love to learn about your family and what your travel wants and needs include! I love what I do and the best part is that it doesn’t cost my guests a single cent. Everything I do is F-R-E-E to traveling guests as both Disney and Universal see us as travel “partners” to help inform and aide guests in answering questions, being their “go to” person, and making memories. It’s a big job and sometimes a challenge, but the countless thank you emails, letters, and referrals I have received over the last several years make me feel validated in all of the work, time, and money I’ve put into my craft! I can’t wait to further my resume and extend my knowledge in the coming years and see what travel holds for 2017!!