We spend our vacation time at Disney, so we can bring the magic to yours!
Our team is a blend of Annual Passholders; Platinum, Gold, and Silver Castaway Club members; and we even have former Cast Members on board. All of our planners are graduates of Disney's College of Knowledge, and also attend our annual conference for training, team-building, and tinkering with ways to make our clients’ vacations simple, seamless, and stress-free!
After working with a wonderful travel agency for over five years, the most exciting thing happened: my husband got a job in Orlando and we moved to Disney (well, almost) to a home where I can see the Disney fireworks from our backyard! When I realized I could have my own niche of being in the middle of the magic planning Disney vacations in Mickey’s backyard, Middle of the Magic Travel was born.
From 2016 through 2017, I served on Disney’s Earmarked Program Travel Advisory Council. In a select group of 20 agency owners, I feel so blessed to have been chosen!
Location: Orlando, FL Specialty: Making sure kids, especially those with special needs, have the most magical time possible; this is my calling in life!
Our Family of Magical Travel Planners
STEPHANIE KINSEYSenior Travel Planner
Location: Glen Allen, VA Specialty: Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line vacations and Disney travel for children with special needs
n the words of Walt Disney himself … to all who come to this happy place, welcome! My name is Stephanie Kinsey, and just like Walt, I have 2 daughters who started my family’s love for the mouse, and the mermaid! I live in Richmond, Virginia and we first went to Disney World in 2006 and have been going back ever since. I’m an Annual PassHolder, and typically visit WDW about 4 times a year. I like to stay in a different resort on Disney property every trip so that I can share with my clients the knowledge and firsthand experience of that resort. Whether you’re interested in a Value, Moderate, or Deluxe property, there’s something for everyone and I’ll help you decide the perfect choice for your family. Nicknamed by my friends as Fairy Godmother, I’ve been the go-to person for Disney advice for years before I became a travel professional. Disney has brought so much joy to my family, so I decided to share that joy with others and merge my personal and professional lives together! I’m a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge and specialize in Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line. I’m a Platinum Castaway Club Member, and have cruised on the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, and Disney Dream. As much fun as a Disney vacation is, I realize it is also a lot of work to plan, and can seem daunting and overwhelming, especially for first time visitors. Let me do all the work, so you can simply experience all the magic! If FastPasses and dining plan reservations confuse you, don’t worry, I’ll book everything and tell you when to show up. Do you have a child with special needs? I have firsthand experience with this and can provide you with all the necessary information to calm your fears so your vacation is all you dreamed it would be. The best part of it all- My services are completely free when booking with Middle of the Magic Travel! There is no additional cost to you, so why would you not use a professional planner? I look forward to waving my magic wand and making your dreams come true very soon!
~Granting wishes, one dream at a time~
grew up going to Disney World for family vacations but it wasn’t until my husband and I moved to Orlando that my love for all things Disney really took off!My family and I currently live in Orlando and are Platinum Plus Annual Pass holders at Disney World. Almost all of our family-fun time is now at one of the parks or Disney Springs. On average, I spend at least three days a month (sometimes more) at the parks. I try to do something different on every trip because there is always something new to explore, see, and eat. Of course, my 3-year-old has her favorites so I always try to let her do her thing, too. I can’t stay away!Needless to say, I have become the go-to person for friends and family wanting to plan their own Disney vacations. As a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, I am here to answer all of the many questions you might have or those questions you didn’t even know you had! I am also able to use my experience to help make the (sometimes) overwhelming planning process go as smoothly as possible.Over the years, I have become more and more passionate about all things Disney and I look forward to continuing to make memories for my family and yours! There will always be something new to do throughout the years and I can’t wait to see what Disney has up their sleeve. So, whether it’s your child’s first trip or your 51st trip to a Disney destination, I want to help make all your dreams come true!
ello Disney fans! My name is Ashley Layne. I am a huge Disney fanatic and would love to share my passion with you, while planning your vacation. I have visited the Walt Disney Resort numerous times, as well as visiting the Disneyland resort and sailing on Disney Cruise Line. As your travel planner I will help you decide what the best fit is for your family with your budget and interests in mind. I have experience in staying at value resorts up to deluxe and villas. My family and I enjoy visiting and staying at new resorts and pairing the trip with a Disney Cruise. I love seeing my son’s eyes light up seeing his favorite character and watching him interact with them, seeing him be transformed into a pirate, and trying new things each time we visit. I Love how Disney makes everyone feel like a kid at heart. The magic you get when you walk through those gates is amazing. Making memories with my family is what I love most about Disney and I would love to help you make these memories with your family too. I am a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge, and that with my own personal experience and passion for Disney, I will help you plan your family a magical vacation!So sit back and leave the hassle of the planning to me. I utilize all the tools Disney and Middle Of the Magic Travel offer, and get you all the best discounts that are available, even after you’ve booked. Call or email me at email@example.com today so we can make your dreams come true!
H ello! I’m Bridget, mom to two daughters and Disney fanatic from the great state of Texas! My family of four made our first trip to Walt Disney World together in 2009 and we absolutely fell in love with the Magic! We’ve been back ten times (and counting) since then, with our travel party ranging from a group of three to a multi-generational group of nine. Our family loves spending time together, and Walt Disney World is our favorite place for making memories!
As a College of Disney Knowledge graduate, I’m able to draw on my training in addition to my own Disney experiences to help families plan their own magical vacations filled with memories to last a lifetime. For me, Disney is all about attention to detail, and my goal as a travel planner is to provide that same level of personalized attention for my clients.
i! My name is Jacqueline, but you can call me Jackie. I have been with Middle of the Magic Travel since 2018 and I’m also a mentor to new agents we hire to our team! I’ve visited Disney World and Disneyland pretty much every year since 1979, and spent a semester working in the Magic Kingdom through the Disney College Program. Whether traveling to Disney with my 2 children, extended family, just my husband, or solo, I have ton of tips and tricks to share no matter how you like to vacation. When I’m not reading about or planning Disney vacations, I work as a Master Esthetician at C’zar Salon & Spa. I also love to practice yoga, exercise, read, and cook delicious meals.
live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where I was born and raised! One of the best aspects of living here is that we are within driving distance to my favorite place, Disney World! I am a wife, a Kindergarten teacher, and a mother of two amazing boys (ages 20 and 4). I have been traveling to Disney since I was a teenager, and I have created countless wonderful memories! Not only am I a Disney fanatic, but I am fortunate to be a part of a Disney family. We all LOVE Disney, and visit as much as possible! In 2014, My niece decided to make Disney her home where she currently works as a Trek Tour Guide in Animal Kingdom! I have always LOVED planning Disney trips for family and friends, so I decided to make my passion part of my career! I love helping people experience Disney magic! I am a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, and I have over 15 years of planning experience. I love meeting new families and helping them customize their Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise, and Adventures by Disney vacations! Contact me for more information or to start planning your magical vacation!
I remember the first time I ever walked down Main Street U.S.A in Disney World when I was 14 and I knew then I wanted to be a part of the magic! That spark started my lifelong love with the Disney company.
While working at the Disney Store throughout college, I continued to seek other opportunities that involved Disney in my future. After I finished my MBA, I moved to Orlando and started working for the mouse at Walt Disney World! It was a dream come true!! I started at the beautiful Caribbean Beach Resort then moved to Special Events, helping the Media and Press get a first look at the Grand Opening of the Animal Kingdom Theme Park and the inaugural sailing of the Disney Magic. From there, I moved to Internet Marketing to manage the content of the Walt Disney World websites and was part of an amazing team that translated the websites to 7 different languages.
During my time at Disney, I caught the travel bug and moved to Colorado to work for a wildlife safari company and was able to visit many beautiful and exotic lands. I met my husband at work, got married and had three kids. Wow! It certainly became harder to carve out three weeks for African safaris and travel internationally! What was a girl to do? I combined my wonderful knowledge of all things Disney, and my travel planning expertise, was hired by Middle of the Magic Travel and became a Disney Travel Planner!
As a mother, I now get to relive that same love of Disney through the eyes of my daughters and son. It is a thrill to experience this wonderment with them! I have now come full circle back to my deep seeded love for Disney and help families plan their travel to various Disney Destinations.
Work with me and I will help create a Magical vacation to remember for a lifetime!
am a wife, mother, and love all things Disney! I am from Columbus, Ohio (GO BUCKS!) and have been going to Disney all of my life
As a kid, I was lucky enough to visit Disneyland and the Bahamas via a Disney Cruise (back when it was called “The Big Red Boat”). As I grew older, I held on to that love for Disney and was so excited to introduce my husband and son to the amazing experience that is a Disney vacation! I took my son for the first time when he was five years old and it was the most amazing experience!
That trip reminded me that not only did I love going to Disney, but I loved doing all the planning that goes into a trip to Disney as well. (I started planning a year plus in advance and it was so worth it.) After that trip, I started looking into how I could plan amazing Disney vacations for other people. I found Middle of the Magic Travel and instantly found a family of Disney fanatics with whom I could learn from and grow. I became a Disney College of Knowledge graduate and the rest is history!
I have been planning trips for singles, couples, and families for three years now and I continue to get a rush every time. I would love to share my passion and experience for all things Disney with you and your family. It is my goal to provide each and every one of my clients with a seamless, hassle-free, stress-free, and fun planning process. I take care of everything from providing quotes and booking tickets, packages, and special events to dining and FastPass reservations — and everything in between. Every client has direct access to me before, during, and after their trip to make sure every detail is complete. I look forward to helping make your first or next Disney vacation the most memorable and magic filled time of your life!
I was fortunate enough to retire early from my job as a counselor and found myself in a position of deciding what I wanted to be when I grew up! This blessing occurred while I was deep into my Disney obsession. I fell in love with Disney World as a teenager/young adult having already had 3-4 trips with friends under my belt before I knew how to “plan” a Disney trip. Years later, I wanted to introduce my children and my husband, to the magic of Disney by planning a Thanksgiving week long vacation with another family. I will never forget the moment of walking under the train station and pausing at the flag to look down Main Street, U.S.A. The looks on my daughters’ faces upon seeing Cinderella Castle brought me to tears. The surprise in that moment was the look on my husband’s face – that, I was not expecting! Even to this day, my husband will randomly say, “I miss Disney”. I loved that I could bring such wonderment to my family. It confirmed to me that not only was the “bubble” real, but also that magic really exists within it.
This joy is what I wish to bring to my families for whom I plan magical vacations. My goal is to build relationships with families to enable a lifetime of travel counseling to grow Disney experiences that will cultivate a lifetime of shared magical memories. As such, I have completed Disney’s college of Knowledge program, hold designations as a Caribbean Specialist and a Travel Agent Proficiency designation from the Travel Institute, and completed the studies for certifications as an Atlantis Ambassador and a Hawaii Destination Specialist all to enhance my ability to provide the best services to you in planning your Disney vacation of a lifetime.
i there! My name is Sara, and I am a Florida native and a recent transplant to Denver. I grew up visiting Walt Disney World. My husband and I were married there in 2013, and my love of vacation planning began when I planned vacations for our 80 wedding guests. Since then, I have made more than 50 visits to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. I have planned honeymoons and anniversary trips, babymoon trips while I was pregnant with our daughters, visited many times with very little ones, planned girls’ weekends, family reunions and even traveled solo. I continually update my education with online webinars and classes, as well visiting the Disney parks several times a year. I can offer you my first-hand knowledge and expertise, so your trip will be memorable and hassle-free. Whether you want to visit Walt Disney World, Disneyland, take a Disney cruise, visit Aulani in Hawaii, or take an Adventures by Disney trip, I can create a custom vacation package just for you, centered around your needs and preferences. Less hassle, more magic!
Disney, the most magical place on Earth. Those words ring so true! Since my first trip at the age of five, I remember sitting on my dad’s shoulders while watching Tinkerbell fly from the caste, it was at this point my love for all things Disney started. Now, a wife and mother with two sons of my own, I get to carry that wonder and awe forward in a whole new way. I am an annual pass holder with experience staying at most Walt Disney World properties as well as setting sail with the Disney Cruise Line as a silver member. I am so thrilled to be a part of Middle of the Magic Travel and want to share my love of Disney with you and your family.
I live in Ironton, Ohio and travel to Walt Disney World at least twice a year. I am a graduate from the College of Disney Knowledge and have a background in communications. I have planned trips for trips for couples to large groups of thirteen and everywhere in between. I am very serious and passionate when it comes to travel planning because every detail is important and matters. Whether it is finding the perfect resort that meets your needs to securing your preferred dining to managing fast passes to all your favorite attractions, I want to provide my clients with white glove service and make sure they get all the magical touches that go along with the experience. No matter if you are celebrating your first trip, an anniversary, birthdays, or just getting away from the daily grind, I want to make sure your trip is filled with pixie dust. I truly believe that traveling to Disney is such a magical experience that I would never take for granted!
Contact Teresa at (740) 550-1885 or firstname.lastname@example.org
H ello there! Disney has been a staple in my life since my very first memories! Having my family walk me down Main Street U.S.A. as a child, or take part in those famous EPCOT fireworks inspired a lifetime of wanting to plan travel, even if it started as working up those Word 97 word art itineraries for my family as a teenager! Since then, planning travel has become my profession and I take it to heart! I have had the pleasure of visiting all of the U.S.A. Disney & Universal Parks (Florida & California) multiple times and had the privilege to see them evolve. As a graduate from the College of Disney Knowledge, UniversalandU Sales Training Program, and have my Bachelor’s of Adventure from Royal Caribbean University: I am always working on expanding my travel education!
My services offer you stress free planning for your magical vacation, and allows you to be as little or involved as you would like to be! From hidden gems around the parks, special tips in making your trip extra-magical, the best foodie options around, or how to snag the best viewing for those fireworks – I am here for you! Additionally, I am a high school music educator since 2008, so planning those tricky teacher vacations is one of my trademarks (I get those Fall/Winter/Spring Break trips)!!!
Thanks for looking into Middle of the Magic Travel and my services – I am beyond excited to help you start planning your next magical vacation!
Hi! My name is Ashley and I am from Fort Wayne, Indiana! I love to travel with my family to all sorts of places…especially Disney! I first fell in love with Disney when my husband and I took our daughters for their first visit when they were 7 and 3. Once I returned home, I missed all the planning and soon found myself being contacted by friends and family members looking for help with their trips! And so my love for helping others make their Disney vacations more magical was born!
I’ve traveled to Disney many times including several times with small children (one of whom has sensory issues), so I know how overwhelming the process can be! Let me help relieve some stress by adding a little pixie dust to your family’s vacation! I will use my experience and inside knowledge to add special touches unique to each family that books their trip with me! Making sure that every family’s vacation is personalized to their specific likes and needs is my passion!
As a College of Disney Knowledge graduate, I am well versed in all things Disney. Whether you are looking to visit Disney World, Disneyland, take a Disney Cruise, travel to Aulani in Hawaii, or experience something brand new with an Adventures by Disney trip, I would love to help make your vacation more magical! Contact me and let’s get planning!
isney has always been my safe haven, and my happy place, my goal is to make it yours as well! I grew up in Orlando, just a short drive from the Disney parks. After spending almost every weekend there for years, I decided I wanted to help families plan their magical vacations!I have years of experience in event and travel planning, which means I pay attention to all the little details, and am sure to add a little extra pixie dust into your vacation. I love ensuring that if you are celebrating something, it is recognized!As a Travel Planner with Middle of the Magic Travel, my goal is to create magical memories, with no stress. From simply booking your reservation, to ensuring I get your favorite restaurant booked, it’s all in the details!
i Sweet Friends! My name is Hillary Gelinas. I was born and raised in the New England area, but my heart is always at Disney. I started visiting Disney destinations and Universal Studios starting at age 5, and I have been back almost every year since!
I love the magic Disney brings to my life and my family. With the newest addition to my family, my daughter Lillian, I am excited to help my clients with small children tackle Disney destinations and Universal Orlando Resort and get the most out of their vacation! Also, I love to go just my husband & I. Whether it’s a “just because” trip or anniversary trip, we always have a good time. I can bring my personal experience and knowledge of Disney & Universal to planning each of my clients’ trips, customized to their wants and needs. I am excited to spread pixie dust throughout the whole planning process, so each and every one of my clients can enjoy their magical vacations!
Hi, I’m Jackie! I’m originally from Maryland, spent a good chunk of my life in Texas, before settling in Charlotte, North Carolina. I’ve always loved to travel and explore new places, and Disney is one of those amazing destinations I frequently visit.
I’ve planned trips ranging from adult only getaways, to multigenerational family vacations at both the parks and Disney Cruise line.
As a graduate from the College of Disney Knowledge, I am well versed in all of Disney’s destinations and offerings. I always stay up to date with the latest Disney happenings whether it’s through online webinars, or getting first hand experience by going on several Disney trips each year. With two young children of my own, I know all that goes into traveling with little ones.
Ensuring your vacation is an enjoyable, magical, memorable experience is my top priority. My in depth knowledge and expertise will put you at ease while we plan the details of your trip. Whether you’re interested in traveling to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, take a Disney Cruise, visit Aulani in Hawaii, or take an Adventures by Disney trip, I will customize your vacation package so it’s catered to you and includes all you’re looking to see and do. I’m ready to plan your next magical vacation! Contact me to get started!
y name is Jessica and I have been going to Walt Disney World since 1982. My parents made it a tradition when I was growing up and since my children and niece were born, it has been my family’s tradition for them as well. I lived in California for a while and had the opportunity to explore Disneyland. Over the years I have been to Walt Disney World more than thirty times and Disneyland more than 20 times. I have a Master’s Degree in Education Administration and when I’m not planning Disney trips, I am a full time high school teacher and single mom to my two kiddos. For us, Disney is our time together as a family to make memories and have fun. I would love the opportunity to share my Disney expertise with you and help you and your family plan your trip.
Hi! My name is Kelli, and I have a love for Disney that began 30 years ago, when I first visited Disney World with my parents. Growing up, my family visited Disney every year, and I have continued that tradition with my husband and twin daughters, because we love Disney! It is the perfect escape from our busy lives, and a time to create memories together as a family.
One of my favorite things about Disney destinations is the food! I have Celiac Disease, so I am constantly looking for new menu updates and food availability for special diets. In fact, at Disney I can safely eat like everyone else in my family, and that is a wonderful feeling I like to share with my clients!
Making memories with my family is my other favorite thing about Disney, so I would love to plan your next Disney vacation and help your family create magical memories that will last a lifetime! As a Travel Planner with Middle of the Magic Travel, it is my goal to plan a magical vacation for you, while you remain as stress-free as possible. Let me work my magic, and sprinkle a little extra pixie dust on your vacation, by applying the best discounts (even after booking), securing reservations for you at the best restaurants, booking your fastpasses for the most popular attractions, and offering you insider tips to make your vacation extra special. Disney planning is all in the details, so let me take away your stress and personalize a vacation that focuses on the wants and needs of your family. Contact me today to start planning your magical vacation!
s a child, I was fortunate enough to visit Walt Disney World a few times with my family. It was an amazing experience that I remember all the way into adulthood. I never forgot how much fun it was, and I knew I wanted to allow my children to have the same experience. Once I went to Walt Disney World with my family as an adult, I realized how much joy Disney has to offer for “kids” of all ages. My heart becomes so full watching my kids’ faces reach the tippy top of Expedition Everest, when they hug Mickey and Minnie and all their friends, and even watching my husband speak Shyriiwook ( I had to google that) with Chewbaccca, in his native tongue. I want to share this joy with other people! Not only do I have a passion for all things Disney, but I also have a passion for helping other people have the same amazing experiences! Becoming a travel planner with Middle of the Magic Travel allows me to get to know my clients and to share so much joy with so many people- and that is the true magic of Disney!
H ello fellow Disney fans!! I love all things Disney and have for as long as I can remember! I am a Mother to 4 amazing boys, who are huge Disney fans as well. My passion for Disney vacations began after taking my oldest son, now 19, to Walt Disney World when he was 2. To see the joy and amazement on his face was amazing to watch and I made the decision then that we would return as often as possible. I have visited Walt Disney World Resort over 50 times. I have traveled Pregnant, as a Single Parent with little ones, with extended family, with multigenerational groups, adults only, and solo. I have experienced all levels of Disney Resorts, from Deluxe to Value, there is nothing like a Disney Resort and the Disney feeling throughout your vacation not just while in the parks. I have done Tours, Special Holiday Parties, and Fireworks Dessert Parties, as well as many activities offered at Disney Resorts. I have also been fortunate enough to Cruise on a Disney Cruise, one word AMAZING!! The staff, the food, the entertainment, Castaway Cay, all incredible experiences and again an experience my children loved and talk about all the time. There is nothing like a Disney Cruise! I am a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge. I use the information gained from that, my years of personal experience, the ongoing training offered by Disney and Middle of the Magic Travel to ensure the most amazing, memorable, stress free Disney vacation for each of my clients. I also ensure you are getting the best available rate and constantly check to see if any promotions can be added to your package, even after you have booked. I would love to help you experience all the Magic Disney has to offer. Call or email me at Theresa@middleofthemagictravel.com and let me help make all of your Disney Dreams Come True!
y name is Tiffany and I love all things Disney! I went on my very first Walt Disney World vacation with my family when I was 4 years old and I have been hooked ever since! The lights, the parades, the shows, the magic — Disney has a ‘feeling’ that I just love and I knew it was something that I was meant to be a part of.I spent my college years studying animation at SCAD where I learned so much about the art that Disney has perfected in all their amazing films! Disney is what inspired me to choose such a unique career path and on my journey there is where I learned about the Disney College Program.I am a proud Disney College Program Alumni — I spent a year after graduating from college working at the Walt Disney World Resort as an Entertainment Intern. I was lucky to have the opportunity to create Disney magic for families every day and now I get to create that same magic for families by helping plan amazing Disney vacations!Since joining the Middle of the Magic team, I have become a College of Disney Knowledge graduate where I have gained an immense amount of Disney knowledge. I continue to learn and grow in order to create the most magical experiences for all my clients! With my different Disney experiences and now being a part of the Middle of the Magic family, it is my goal to create the most magical, perfectly tailored vacation and travel experience for you and your family!