About Us

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Both Melissa and Dawn are FULL TIME Magical Vacations Disney vacation planners. We both dedicate ourselves to Disney travel destinations and outside of Universal Orlando, we exclusively book Disney destinations so you can feel confident that we know our stuff! You can trust that the Magical Vacations difference will help you and your family have the perfectly planned, organized, and low stress vacation with the customer service oriented vacation planners here to help you with any piece of your vacation puzzle!

About Melissa

IMG_0521Hello! My name is Melissa and I’m a Disney addict! I’ve taken my love of Disney to a new level by becoming an independent contractor with Magical Vacations, LLC, an authorized Disney vacation planner. Being a part of this group allows me to use my knowledge and love of Disney to help others to make their Disney Vacation MAGICAL! In 2013, I started A Little WDW Magic, a blog dedicated to Disney tips and tricks from saving money to time and more!

Disney Expertise

How did I accumulate my Disney knowledge? RESEARCH! My husband and I took our first Disney trip together in 2012 and then were blessed with a beautiful daughter in 2013. While I was home on maternity leave, I spent a majority of my time learning anything and everything about Walt Disney World in Florida. As all you moms out there know, a newborn baby sleeps A LOT.

A graduate of The College of Disney Knowledge, I am armed with extensive knowledge to help families obtain the best deal and still have the most amazing, stress free vacation as possible whether that’s Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani (Disney Hawaii), or Adventures by Disney where you can explore 24 different countries with the service and comfort of Disney!PhotoPass_Visiting_Disneys_Hollywood_Studios_7126418491

What makes me different than any other authorized Disney vacation planners? Knowledge and the special touch from Magical Vacations, LLC! I will take care of all of the planning for you from booking your resort (hotel) and park tickets to dining and keeping you updated on the new My Magic+ and Fast Past+! Once your vacation is booked, I’m with you until the end. We talk several times about your dining and FastPass preferences, what to pack, and what to do once you arrive.

I believe that all vacations should be fun and low stress. While I appreciate all business I receive planning Disney vacations for others, I firmly believe that my clients are in the driver’s seat. My #1 goal is to to allow you and your family to have the most Magical vacation while saving time and money. My mission is to help Disney goers everywhere make informed decision, save money, and have a great experience!

My Family

After living most of my life in the Chicago area, my husband, Steve was relocated to Milwaukee for work. Steve and I have been married since 2011 and in March 2013, we welcomed our first daughter, Eliana, into the world! She continues to amaze and excite us every day as she learns and grows. It’s amazing how everything (including Disney vacations) change with a child. It’s an absolutely different experience!

About Dawn

image1I grew up in a very musical and creative family of five.  We were all Walt Disney lovers from watching, The Wonderful World of Disney, each week as a family on TV to great family vacations and memories made at Disney World in Florida. Since, I have traveled all around the world and we always go back to Disney.  Personally, I have been to all the Florida Disney parks over 20+ times (since 1972) and have been on two Disney Dream cruises.  We have stayed at many of the resorts from All Star Music to the new Grand Floridian Vacation Club Villas this past April.  Disney is our annual family vacation!

I am excited about contributing to this awesome blog with Melissa and look forward to helping you plan your dream vacation.  We are both Magical-Vacations, LLC Authorized Vacation Specialist and  graduates of the Disney’s College of Knowledge.  Also being a mom of two, helps me know a few tricks to save money, time and energy for families.  Booking a Disney trip, whether it be to a Disney park, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani (our newest Hawaiian resort) or Adventures by Disney (24 country experiences!), can be overwhelming and it is a great deal of work.  That’s where I come in to help with lodging, tickets, air travel/transportation, MagicBands, dining reservations, FastPasses, special events, and so much more!  I am here to take that stress from you and at no extra charge.  It is what I LOVE to do and I would love to help you make great memories, too!

4 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hi i need help im going out of my mind, 2 adults 1 3 year old girl. 6 nights 7 days we want to stay in dw and close to the magic kingdom as my little girl is crazy about princesses i would love most that she gets the bibbidi bobidi boutique experience and after that i dont really mind. dates are 16th april to 22 april. please help

  2. I booked my 5 day WDW trip trough Melissa for our family of four. She was the greatest to work with and made every aspect of our trip so easy! She booked the resort, reserved all dining reservations, booked all FP+ in a logical manner, and answered every last zany question I had about anything I needed answered. She was the best part of our whole trip. If it wasn’t for her, our trip would not have been as organized, stress free, and magical as it was!! Thank you, Melissa, for everything!!!

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