Meet our Magical Travel Planners
ROBIN BAILEY - Huntersville NC
Robin Bailey has been a huge Disney Fan for as long as she can remember! Visiting Walt Disney World as a child, her favorite vacation memories include : monorail riding with the train captain in the front seat (remember when you could do that?), the smell of the Bakery and Confectionary flowing out on Main Street USA (real? will never tell!), the famous hairy leg in The Pirate's of The Caribbean Ride, and the endless laughter and memories made with her mom, dad, and 4 brothers.
Years later, Robin would return to the Happiest Place on Earth as an official Cast Member working at Epcot on several rides and attractions throughout the park. She fell in love all over again with the
Magic that Disney creates for each and every guest every single day! And she learned an immeasurable amount from the amazing cast member training that only Disney Destinations provide.
So, in 2012, when Robin began her career as a specialized Disney Vacation Planner, it was just a natural fit and felt like she was"coming home". Since then, Robin has planned vacations for over 1000 families worldwide! In 2016, she opened Magical Travelers LLC and while her specialty will always be Disney Destinations, Robin is thrilled to offer travel planning for dozens of other family destinations including Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity, Princess, and many more!
Robin lives in Huntersville NC with her husband and two amazing kiddos who provide more Magic in her world every day than she could have ever wished for!
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KRISTEN BOGUNIA - Concord NC
Kristen Bogunia has worked for the YMCA for 21 years and thoroughly enjoys working with people. She had the privilege of visiting Disney World and Universal Studios throughout her childhood several times. It was her family's favorite place to vacation!
When the opportunity came to help others with their vacations, Kristen knew it was a "perfect fit". Before she became a travel planner, she had been helping friends for years with their Disney vacations and other travel. So this is a dream come true for her! She thoroughly enjoys helping families plan their vacations to the most magical place on earth!
Kristen lives in Concord, NC with her husband and three children. Her "party of 5" absolutely LOVES to visit Disney World and has several favorite attractions!
Favorite Ride (as a child): It's A Small World - as a little girl I always loved dolls and to see them sing and dance was pure magic for me! 20000 Leagues Under The Sea was a VERY close 2nd!
Favorite Ride (now): Seven Dwarfs Mine (because my children absolutely LOVE it!) and Soarin' at Epcot
Favorite Restaurant: Cinderella's Royal Table
Favorite Disney Treat: A Dole Whip! The BEST dessert ever!
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LORI BURTON - Cornelius NC
Lori Burton has visited Walt Disney World many times throughout her life- as a child, a teenager, a college student, a young adult, and as a mom. All of these visits have given her perspective that she applies when planning trips for her clients. Her favorite part of working as a travel agent is knowing that her hard work in planning every detail results in making magical memories for her clients that will last them a lifetime. She lives in Cornelius, NC, with her husband and three children.
Favorite ride- Splash Mountain
Favorite resort- Polynesian and Port Orleans
Favorite show- Festival of the Lion King
Favorite restaurant- Pinocchio Village Haus (table watching passengers ride Its a Small World)
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MARY ROSE COOLEY- Virginia
Mary Rose made her first trip to Disney World in 2009 when she was 27 to run in a Disney Marathon.
"Let me tell you, going to Disney later in life does not make it less magical! Needless to say I've been back many times since and find something new and special every trip."
Mary Rose and her family live in Northern Virginia. Her husband is active duty military and she has 2 wonderful children.
"I worked several years in the hospitality industry and loved helping others book and plan events. I cant wait to help you plan your magical vacation!"
Mary Rose's Picks:
Hotels: Animal Kingdom Lodge (small kids), Yacht Club, Beach Club (adults/older kids) or Port Orleans.
Favorite Treats: Cronut ( croissant doughnut), nudel gratin ( baked mac and cheese) at Sommerfest in Germany at Epcot and soft serve ice cream or float at the Anandapur Ice Cream Truck at Animal Kingdom.
Rides: Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Avatar Flight of Passage and Haunted Mansion
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JESSI DANISON - Huntersville NC
Jessi Danison is a wife and a mother to two beautiful girls ages, 12 and 10. She has recently put her two passions together, helping people and traveling! After working for Disney as a performer for over 8 years at Disneyland, CA, Tokyo Disneyland, Japan and Walt Disney World, Orlando, Jessi has the insider scoop on how to make trips magical. Not only does she know about working for the company, but as a guest she has been traveling to Walt Disney World at least once a year since she was 6 weeks old and has been on 10+ Disney cruises.
Jessi and her Husband Randy were married at the Walt Disney World Wedding Pavilion in 2000. Jessi has coordinated trips for groups ranging from couples get-aways to large family reunions, from cruises, to flights, from theme parks to relaxing hotel stays, Jessi has planned it all! Living in Orlando for over 3 years, Jessi has also spent a lot time at Universal Studios, Orlando and Sea World. Recently she has cruised on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and is planning another cruise for her family this summer.
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MEGAN HOENIG- Austin, TX
Megan still remembers riding Space Mountain over and over with her Dad when she was little! Some of her fondest memories are trips to Disney World with her parents. Her favorite memories today have been seeing the Disney Magic through her little girls’ eyes! Imagine the tears when Megan and her Dad watched the girls see Cinderella's Castle for the first time!
Megan has always been the Disney ‘go-to’ for her family and friends. Now she’s excited to turn that passion into a career. Megan will help you plan an unforgettable trip, and build memories to last a lifetime!
Megan lives in Austin, TX with her husband, daughters, and maltipoo Gracie.
Megan’s Disney Favorites:
Favorite Ride (as a child): It's A Small World, Tower of Terror and Space Mountain!
Favorite Ride (now): Soarin’ & Peter Pan
Favorite Resort: Port Orleans Riverside. We love taking the boat over to Disney Springs, and the hair-braider on-site was a Magical touch for my girls!
Favorite Theme Park: Magic Kingdom with Epcot as a close second:)
Favorite Show: Lion King at Animal Kingdom & Festival of Fantasy Parade
Favorite Restaurant: Hollywood & Vine, Tony’s Town Square and Chef Mickey
Favorite Character Experience: Rafiki
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RENEE MOORBY- Warwick, RI
Renée has had a love of all things Disney since she got her first Tigger stuffed animal when she was two years old. As a child she wanted to be an artist and animator and always dreamed of visiting the Happiest Place on Earth. However, her first vacation to Walt Disney World didn’t come until 2006 when she went with her husband’s family and their first 2 children. It was an emotional experience; everything she had hoped it would be and more. The thing she loves most about a Disney vacation is that it is truly something the whole family can enjoy together, regardless of age. The sights and experiences are always evolving, making every trip different from the last!
Joining Magical Travelers and becoming a Disney Travel Agent is a dream for someone who is a self-proclaimed Disney addict. She has helped many friends over the years plan and negotiate the myriad of options facing them as they try to plan trips. The excitement and anticipation are as great when helping someone else as it is for herself! As a Disney Travel Agent, she has even more tools and knowledge at her disposal to help clients plan the most magical experience for their family.
Renée lives in Warwick, RI with her husband Chris and 3 amazing children, who are all huge Disney fans (she is raising them right). She looks forward to helping others make their Disney dreams come true. It’s a small world after all, and what better way to see it than through the magic and wonder of Walt Disney Travel?!
Favorite Experiences: Walking under the train station at Magic Kingdom and encountering the sights, smells and sounds of Main Street, USA. It’s an emotional experience every time! Getting up close and personal with the Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom – it’s awe-inspiring!
Favorite Rides: Big Thunder Mountain (Magic Kingdom), Soarin’ (Epcot), Slinky Dog Dash (Hollywood Studios), Expedition Everest (Animal Kingdom)
Favorite Dining: Crystal Palace breakfast (Magic Kingdom), ‘Ohana at the Polynesian Resort for breakfast or dinner, and for quick service you can’t beat Sunshine Seasons at Epcot
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CAITLIN PERSINGER- Mooresville NC
Caitlin has been the biggest Disney enthusiast since she could remember! Growing up in Tampa, FL allowed her to frequent Walt Disney World with her family more times than she can count. As a young girl, she took her first steps down Main Street USA at Magic Kingdom, dressing up as every princess possible and exploring everything Walt Disney World has to offer. As an adult, her childhood dream became a reality as she was married to the love of her life at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion and Grand Floridian. Shortly after, she had her son’s gender reveal party at her favorite place in the world, the Fort Wilderness Campground. This happy family of three now resides in Mooresville, NC with their yellow lab and RV, always ready to head to Walt Disney World!
Over the years, Caitlin has meticulously planned extraordinary vacations for friends and family. Equipped with her knowledge, experience, and passion for Disney, Caitlin is a perfect Disney Travel Agent! Caitlin loves nothing more than planning the most magical Disney vacation for others and would love to help you and your family adore Disney as passionately as she does. Plus, with 30 years of experience, she could practically tell you where to find Goofy at any time of the day.
Favorite Resort: Fort Wilderness Campground and Polynesian Resort, I practically grew up at Fort Wilderness attending their campfire program, however, I could never turn down a good time at Trader Sam’s or the awesome pool located at the Polynesian Resort!
Favorite Theme Park: Magic Kingdom, Unbeatable! The endless food options, entertaining rides, and of course the Happily Ever After fireworks show get me every time.
Favorite Restaurant: Hoop-Dee-Do Musical Revue, I even had my wedding rehearsal dinner there! The jokes never get old and the food never disappoints.
Favorite Treat: Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bar or Dole Whip, of course!
Favorite Ride: Splash Mountain, you cannot come off that ride and not have a smile on your face. Zip a dee doo dah!
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JENNIFER REESE - Birmingham, AL
Jennifer is an interior designer and has always enjoyed working with and helping people. She has a husband and two kids. She and her family have always loved the Disney movies, and her kids grew up watching and admiring them like every kid. So she decided to take her kids to the parks and fell in love with Disney even more. Before Jennifer knew it she was being asked to help plan friends and family trips. One thing led to another and today she is thrilled that she gets to help other families have the most magical experience in the world!
Fav Resort: Port Orleans French Quarter. It takes me back to my childhood visits to the actual French Quarter which is like a second home.
Fav Park: Hollywood Studios. My favorite memory will be the constant family competition on Toy Story Mania
Fav Treat: Goofy Sour Balls. I hide them from my children.
Fav Restaurant: Crystal Palace: I love the atmosphere and the buffet is really yummy.
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LALANIA TAYLOR- Austin TX
Lalania Taylor lives in Austin, Texas, with her wonderful husband and two super-cool kids.
For many years, before becoming a travel agent, Lalania had offered advice and tidbits to friends about their own upcoming adventures.
Lalania especially loves helping people plan trips to Disney properties. Disney holds such a
special place in her heart. "I literally get teary-eyed when I walk down Main Street to this
very day. The nostalgia is amazing and I love sharing the magic of Disney with others
for this reason!"
When the opportunity to become a Travel Agent arose, it just felt right for Lalania.
"It doesn’t feel like a job and, honestly, it’s the most excited I have been in a
long time about my career. I love the fact that helping my clients plan their adventures
will create memories that will last a lifetime! It’s a privilege and an honor to be part of
Resort: Animal Kingdom Lodge. Standing on our balcony the first time we took the kids there and watching giraffes walk right by was one of the coolest things ever!
Theme Park: The Magic Kingdom, because of the nostalgia of it. Animal Kingdom is a very close second!
Favorite Restaurant: Tusker House, located inside the Animal Kingdom park.
Favorite Vacation Memory as a child: Going to Walt Disney World with my grandparents and brother for the first time.
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