Hi everyone! If you clicked around the website, you might have seen a lot about me on the "How we Got Here" section. If you don't want to waste the time reading that, here is the cliff notes version!
I have been visiting Disney destinations for over 30 years and have grown up with all things Disney. Even got married there! Over the years, my family has taken all sorts of Disney vacations - Walt Disney World at least annually, a few Disney cruises each year, and we love Disney's Beach Resorts. We have spent the past few spring breaks visiting Disney's Hilton Head Resort, Disney's Vero Beach Resort, and Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii.
Over the past 6 years, I have worked to build Wishes Travel from a part-time hobby to a full-fledged travel agency by booking families on many different types of Disney vacations.
As many of our clients have requested other destination Vacations, I have been working hard this year on non-Disney vacations such as ocean and river cruise vacations, ski packages, all-inclusive vacations and trips abroad.
My current specializations include: Royal Caribbean Master of Adventure, Hawaii Vacation Destination Specialist, & St. Lucia Expert, Certified Sandals Specialist
Kristin has been a Disney Lover since she was a toddler, visiting Walt Disney World over 25 times! Everything from meeting characters, eating delicious food, hitting as many rides and shows as possible and watching those magical fireworks makes Disney World feel like her second home. She spends her Saturday mornings with her husband (JT) and their 2.5 year old (John Oliver) watching Disney World YouTube videos and reading all the latest Disney news. She has a little girl arriving in August, and she is already counting down the days until her daughter's first Disney trip!
Kristin loves sharing all her Disney knowledge and secrets with others to make their trips as fun, relaxing and magical as possible! She's been planning vacations for her friends, family and co-workers for years, creating custom itineraries that implement all her tips, tricks and advice. She's planned tons of family vacations, friend group trips, quick weekend getaways, adult only vacations, and most recently, a trip centered around her toddler's first Disney experience (it was literally a dream come true)!
She's mastered the Fast Pass+ system and knows how to efficiently navigate each theme park, even at the busiest times of the year like Christmas and New Years! She's a pro at helping you plan out your dining from the best quick service spots to the most interactive character dining. Her husband participates in RunDisney marathons and LOVES running with Disney. She's stayed on property, off property and spent lots of time in the Orlando area at theme parks like Universal Studios, so she can help you navigate all aspects of your Orlando trip, regardless of what you want to do! Whatever your needs, she can accommodate and help you find the best deals, plan the best itinerary, and best utilize your time at the The Most Magical Place on Earth!
Kristin has also vacationed at Disneyland, Royal Caribbean Cruises, and Sandals resorts. And she loves researching and planning for ALL types of vacations and trips, so regardless of where in the world you are wanting to travel, contact her, and she can help you start planning your dream vacation!
Jennifer grew up in Pensacola, FL before moving to Selma, AL with her family at 10 years old. She married her high school sweetheart, Will, in Dec 2002 just before graduating from Auburn University in May 2003. In 2008 they were blessed with a son. They then adopted a daughter in 2011 from Armenia . In 2015 they rounded out their family with another little girl. They currently live in Prattville, AL.
Jennifer went to Disney twice as a child with her family and had great memories of time spent their with her family. In 2004 her husband and her went to Disney World for a week for a work conference and they fell in love with the magic of Disney together. When you are at Disney World you feel like a child again. Since then they have experienced the magic of Disney with their children family members, and friends many times at Disney World, Disneyland, Disney's Aulani, and on Disney Cruises. The memories that they have made have been priceless and she wants to help you make those same priceless memories.
Disney also holds a special place in Jennifer's heart as she has seen the way Disney has even made magical accommodations for her middle daughter who has significant developmental special needs. She would love to help families that include loved ones with special needs have the same experience that she has watched her daughter have with Disney.
Christine grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and moved to Birmingham in 1999 to attend Birmingham-Southern College. While at BSC, Christine met John and they got married in 2005. They now live in Vestavia Hills with their two children, Jack and Lillie.
Christine and John both grew up going to Disney World, and could not wait to take Jack and Lillie on their first trip in 2013. After experiencing the wonder of Disney as a family and seeing the joy on their children’s faces, the Harpole family was hooked. Whether it was watching Lillie get an autograph from Cinderella, riding Goofy’s Barnstormer over and over, or watching Jack battle Darth Vader during Jedi Training, the Harpoles were enchanted by the entire Disney experience. As soon as they returned from their first trip, Christine began to plan their 2014 return. In a short period of time, friends and family began to call Christine with Disney questions, seeking help planning their own magical experience. Christine realized she had a true passion for researching and planning Disney vacations; becoming a Disney vacation planner was a natural extension of what she was already doing – a true dream job for her!
Christine would love to help your family select the perfect Disney resort, choose entertaining dining options, and plan an exciting and memorable itinerary – all while finding you the best deal on your vacation!
Vanessa believes that adventures are meant to be shared. Whether your destination is the second star to the right, the Isle of Naboombu, or Diagon Alley, she’d love to make sure no one gets left behind, or forgotten.
After successfully leading the rebel alliance, Vanessa married her scruffy-looking nerf-herder, Michael in 2003. In 2004, they welcomed their own Experiment 626, with the arrival of their son Ian. When Vanessa isn’t plundering the seven seas aboard the Disney Cruise ship Fantasy, she enjoys watching live music and spending time with her scurvy rescue dogs, Clementine and Tater.
Her family of Lost Boys love spending their holidays with Disney. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are even more memorable with Disney festivities. Before joining Wishes Travel, Vanessa enjoyed booking multiple Disney resorts for a single vacation so her family could experience all the unique magic that a Disney vacation offers.
Vanessa’s family also enjoys travelling around the world. Some of their favorite places have been Washington DC and Scotland. Each city they’ve been to holds great memories to last a lifetime.
Whether it’s planning your first Disney trip, a cruise down the Danube, or an adults only beach vacation, Vanessa is excited to help with your family’s next vacation!
My current specializations include: 5 Star Academy Graduate (Celebrity)
Kristin grew up in Huntsville, AL. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Public Relations. She and her husband Tom married in 2006 and have three children. They live in Homewood, a suburb of Birmingham, AL.
Kristin went on many trips to Disney World during her childhood. She was so excited to take her children for the first time in 2016. All of her Disney memories came flooding back and it was safe to say that she "drank the Disney Kool-Aid."
When she came back from her first trip with her children, friends quickly began asking her for Disney advice. She had discovered a new love, and she wanted to tell everyone about it!
She loves seeing the magic her children experience in Disney World. Her favorites things about Disney are the characters, the rides, and how the parks turn truly magically during the firework shows at night.
Kristin is a "foodie with a food allergy." She loves researching and trying new restaurants in the parks and resorts. She loves to plan and believes that planning is the key to a magical trip. She also loves a good deal!
The best part is that you can get Kristin's help for FREE! You never pay for our magical service. Call or email Kristin today and start planning your next family adventure!
Growing up I always dreamed of visiting Walt Disney World Resort. I was finally able to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer when Jeff and I honeymooned there in 2005. From that first visit, I was hooked! Several years ago, we were able to experience Disneyland Resort in California for the first time. As a family with 2 young boys, being able to experience Cars Land as a family is something I will never forget. And it was just as amazing the second time around when we returned. While we love spending time at both resorts, Disneyland holds a special place in our hearts.
From the rides to the shows and attractions to the parades to the world class dining to the exquisitely themed resorts, I truly love all things Disney and love to share my Disney experiences, tips and suggestions with others as we craft their own unique Disney vacation. There is nothing like experiencing the magic of Disney as a family and taking in the awe and wonder of it all through the eyes of your children. It's something you will never forget and will want to experience over and over again! Let me help you plan your family's dream vacation to any of Disney's world class destinations. From travel plans to dining reservations to daily itineraries, I am here to help you every step along the way! The best part of it all - it's all free with any Disney Resort booking. Give me a call or send me an email today!
My current specializations include: Hawaii Vacation Destination Specialist
Disney World has been a love of mine ever since I visted for the first time at the age of two. Our family vacationed their frequently and now my husband and I enjoy taking our two girls there. We love the thrill of rides, my girls get as many autographs and pictures as they can, and we all especially love to end our night together with fireworks and a yummy treat!
Before I started my family, I taught at the local elementary school and use a lot of what I learned as a teacher to help plan Disney trips. I research, make a good plan, and then let the children experience the parks while helping them navigate their choices. As I talked with families about my trips to Disney World, they were amazed at the magical moments my family as able to experience. As I started giving family and friends tips and tricks to make their trip even more magical, I realized I had a passion for helping others enjoy what I adored so much.
If you are an early riser, hate lines and want to maximize your park time, OR if you want to sleep in late, and ride rides until midnight, I am the right planner for you! Each family will receive a custom-designed vacation to make their Disney experience absolutely magical! From picking the perfect hotel, choosing which park is best for each day, to deciding where you will dine, we can do all of this while staying within your budget! Let me do all the research and create the perfect plan for you and your family!
The best part is, all this is free with any Disney resort booking! All you have to do is give me a call or send me an email!
Despite spending many years in Florida as a young adult, Kristi did not truly discover her love for Disney until she experienced it through the eyes of her children. When her twin girls were five years old, she and her husband took them to Disney World, and they have all been hooked ever since!
Planning those first few trips with a young family can be overwhelming. When Kristi started traveling with her family she spent a great deal of time figuring out each resort, making phone calls, and scheduling activities. The Disney resorts have so many wonderful experiences to pick from. She quickly realized that it is incredibly advantageous to have an experienced travel agent help navigate the planning process. It saves time and money, and also ensures that your Disney vacation is everything that you want it to be.
As Kristi’s girls, Kelsey and Emma, have gotten older, her family has had the opportunity to experience a wide range of vacations that Disney offers. Kristi can offer firsthand experience regarding Disneyland, Disney World, Disney Cruises, and Adventures by Disney – even their adults only trips. All of the Disney vacations offer legendary customer service and magical experiences that you will never forget.
Kristi lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with her husband Fred, and her daughters. She is excited to use her passion for travel and quality family time to help you pick the Disney Vacation that is perfect for you!
My current specializations include: Hawaii Vacation Destination Specialist, Royal Caribbean Master of Adventure
Mary Louis Quinn is originally from Jackson, MS. She attended undergrad at Birmingham-Southern College and graduate school at Vanderbilt University. It was at BSC that she met her husband, John. They married in 2007 and live in Mountain Brook with their three children: Curran, Sallie Cate, and John. Mary Louis worked as a nurse practitioner at UAB for ten years before deciding to stay home full time to take care of her children.
Mary Louis went to Disney World as a child, but it wasn’t until she was planning her family’s first trip there that she truly fell in love with it. They loved it so much that they went back to Disney World later that year! Mary Louis did so much planning and research for their trips that she quickly became the “go-to” Disney resource for all of her friends! She enjoyed unofficially helping her friends so much that she decided to become a Disney travel agent and make a career out of it!
Mary Louis would love to help you plan a magical vacation and can work with any budget! Whether you are planning a trip for just you and your partner or for a large, multi-unit family, she has experience with it all! She can help you find the perfect resort for your budget and can tailor dining and touring plans to fit your family’s needs. Call or email her today!