Welcome!

Dear Fellow Disney lover,

I want to personally welcome you to Living With The Magic Vacations, LLC. Living With the Magic Vacations started out as a simple blog where I could share all the in’s and out’s of planning Disney vacations. I shared with readers how my family LIVES with the magic each and every day. 

That philosophy continues to live on as Living With The Magic Vacations helps create the magic for guests, year after year.  Each client is special to us, not just another number.  We take the time to create personalized Disney vacations that help you experience all the magic Disney has to offer.

To our return guests…thank you! We value your business! To our new friends…welcome! Take a look around and we look forward to working with you!

Amanda | Owner

Amanda Mann | Owner

My name is Amanda and I am the owner of Living With The Magic Vacations!  My love of Disney began at the age of eight when I came across a biography about Walt Disney, written just for kids…I was hooked! I spent the rest of my childhood dreaming of going to Walt Disney World (and working there someday).  My first trip took place the fall after I graduated from high school…and just a few weeks later I began working there! Walt Disney World has always felt like home for me.

Specializing In: Disney Destinations, Disney Fairytale Weddings and Honeymoons, Traveling with Young Children, Adult Only vacations, Cruising, Group Travel

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Megan Keebaugh | Lead Agent

Hi! I’m Megan, Lead Travel Agent with Living with the Magic Vacations .  From the age of 2 most of my family vacations were to Disney World, which is where my love for everything Disney began. I currently live in Ashburn, VA with my husband and our  son.  After meeting my husband I introduced him to the world of Disney vacations, and not surprisingly he fell in love with it just as much as I did.  In 2012 we were married and honeymooned in Disney World and now love sharing our love of Disney and Disney vacations with our son!

Specializing in: Disney Destinations, All-Inclusive, Cruising, Group Travel, Travel with Young Children

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Amy Hessel | Travel Agent

Hi! I’m Amy and I’m a major planner…as in I make lists of my lists! There is something so exciting about making that first list for a Disney vacation. What order to do the parks in, what attractions are on the must do list, and most important, where to eat! Together, we will discuss your vision of the perfect Disney vacation, then I will work to bring that vision to life. It is an honor to be a part of making memories that will last a lifetime!!

Specializing In: Traveling with Young Children, Traveling with Teenagers, Traveling with multiple age groups, Family Travel, and Adult Travel, All-Inclusive destinations including Beaches and Sandals, Universal Studios, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and a Hawaii Specialist

 

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Beth Chatterton | Travel Agent

Hi!  I’m Beth, Travel Agent with Living with the Magic Vacations! I have helped countless family members and friends create lasting Disney memories over the years.  It’s the little details that make a Disney vacation so magical.  Whether you’re looking for the perfect snack to eat while watching the 3 o’clock parade or want the best viewing location for fireworks I can help. We have stayed in every resort category on Disney property and try to pick new restaurants along with our favorites for each trip.   I specialize in travelling with little ones as well as teens and group travel.   I would love to help you plan your next Disney vacation!

Specializing In:Disney Destinations, All inclusive Caribbean destinations including Beaches and Sandals, Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Hawaiian Destinations.

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Brianna May | Travel Agent

I’m Brianna May, a Travel Agent with Living with the Magic Vacations. My love for all things Disney started when I was a small child; my mother and I lived right outside of Orlando for quite some time and would go as often as we could. Those trips left such lasting memories on me that I now enjoy sharing my love of Disney not only with my own family but with my friends and clients as well. My husband and I have been married for sixteen years and we have two children. Our children’s first trip to Disney World was also my husband’s. It was so very magical to see Disney through their eyes and continue to get to watch their love of Disney grow. Any chance we get, you will see us making a trip to The Most Magical Place On Earth!!

Specializing In: Disney Destinations, Military Travel, Traveling with Young Children and Adult Only Vacations. 

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Missy Blair | Travel Agent

Hi! I’m Missy Blair!   I’ve had a lifelong love for Disney.  It wasn’t until my husband Bruce and I took our daughter on her 1st Walt Disney World vacation that my love turned to passion. In seven years we have been to WDW 10 times and have experienced 9 resorts on Disney property. In some ways we love the resorts just as much as we enjoy the parks! It’s the Disney difference that keeps us coming back. And it’s that quality and attention to detail that I strive for my clients. I can help you choose the resort and vacation package that fits your families needs.

Specializing In: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, Honeymoons and traveling with young children.

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Cyndi Richardson| Travel Agent

Hi! I’m Cyndi, Travel Agent with Living with the Magic Vacations!  I’ve been a Disney fan for as long as I can remember but my first trip to a Disney Destination wasn’t until I was grown with a family of my own.  I took my husband, two kids and my parents to Disneyland for a magical vacation.  My first trip to Walt Disney World was with my family and my parents too.  But this trip included something extra special for me.  My husband and I completed the Goofy Challenge!   This started my love of runDisney as I’ve completed the Star Wars Challenges at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.   My children are becoming runDisney fans too who have now completed the Star Wars 5K at both parks!

Specializing In: Disney Destinations, Traveling with Families, Traveling Solo, Hawaii, Alaskan Cruises, Princess Cruise Line, Cruising with Small Children,  Multi-Generational trips.

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Nicola Hill| Travel Agent

Hi, I’m Nicola, Travel Agent with Living With The Magic Vacations. I visited both Disneyland and Walt Disney World as a child, but my love for Disney truly began in 2006 during my College Program at Disney World. It was during this time that I met my Disney loving husband. In 2008, he proposed in front of Cinderella’s Coach in Magic Kingdom. Then a year later we had our Fairy Tale Wedding at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion. Now we live just minutes from the magic in Central Florida, with our young daughter and visit the parks often.

Specializing In: Disney Destinations, Disney’s Fairytale Weddings and Honeymoons, Traveling with Young Children, Adult Only Travel, Large Group vacation and Traveling with Friends. All Inclusive destinations including Beaches and Sandals, Universal Studios, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, and Hawaii.

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Ashley Bernsden| Travel Agent

Hi, I’m Ashley Berndsen, a Travel Agent for Living with the Magic Vacations. I have loved all things Disney since I was a little girl, with my first trip to Disney World at just three months old. I now have a family of my own and our favorite vacation spot is always Disney. The little touches that Disney creates makes the magic, from the exceptional service, delicious food, to the state of the art attractions and shows, it truly makes for a wonderful getaway at any age! We have traveled to Disney World as a family each year for the past 8 years, embraced a Disney Cruise with an infant, and prior to children, enjoyed adult time at Disney World and single time at Disneyland. I have years of experience and Disney knowledge that I am eager to pass on, especially tips and trick to save money and snack credits while in the parks.

Specializing In: Disney Destinations, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, Adventures by Disney, Travel with Young Children, Family Travel, Cruising, Travel with Multiple Ages

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Jennie Garst| Travel Agent

Hi! I’m Jennie Garst, a lucky Travel Agent with Living with the Magic Vacations and life-long Disney fan! My love of all things Disney began early on, as I had the privilege of growing up in a family that made many wonderful memories together with our nearly annual trips to Walt Disney World. This special Disney legacy has now been passed on to my own family. It began when, on our first trip as a couple to Disney World, my husband proposed to me. It has continued as we have taken our two children on multiple Disney vacations–Disney World, Disneyland, and, our current favorite, Disney Cruise Line! I have stayed in Disney World hotels at every resort level, experienced Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in full family costume, sailed the Fantasy in multiple room categories, and have experience Walt Disney World in a multitude of ways: at almost every age; as a high school student conducting my school’s marching band; as a professional attending a conference at the Contemporary Resort; as a couple; and, best of all, as a parent. I have the experience to plan your unique vacation!

Specializing In: Disney Destinations, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, Adventures by Disney, Traveling with Young Children, and Adult Travel

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Kelly Moore| Travel Agent

Hi, my name is Kelly and I’m a Travel Agent for Living With the Magic Vacations.  I fell in love with Disney on my first trip to the Magic Kingdom when I was 3, (I still remember that pony at the Wilderness resort).  Vacations with both family and friends were annual trips to WDW with stays at several of the resort properties including the Boardwalk, the Caribbean Beach Resort and Pop Century. My favorite childhood vacation memories involve Walt Disney World and our family enjoying the time there together.  College and career caused a brief hiatus but my love of Disney rekindled a couple of years ago when my best friend and I participated in a runDisney event.  Celebrating our birthdays, we ran multiple races during the Princess Half Marathon Weekend.  We had a great time and I was hooked on Disney once again! I’ve returned to WDW multiple times each year since that first race weekend and can happily report that each trip has been magical.

Specializing In: Disney Destinations
Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, Adventures by Disney, RunDisney, Traveling with Family, Traveling Solo, & Adult Travel

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Sarah Tickner| Travel Agent

Hi! I’m Sarah! I grew up as a fan of Disney but only made it to the parks once as a child. But ever since my husband and I decided to get married in Disney, we have made up for my lack of trips as a kid. The obsession really started when I was hired as a Cast Member for the Disney Store. Ever since that time, I have made about 8 trips and stayed at 10 of the Disney resorts, with a goal of staying at all of them someday. Being a Cast Member allowed me to bring Disney Magic to those who may not have had a chance to experience the magic at the parks.

My favorite part of every trip is the dining! I love trying a new restaurant every trip, as well as visiting my favorites. My favorite time of year to visit is during food and wine festival, to try even more treats from around the world. I have been “around the world” several times, and each time is a new experience.

Specializing In: Family travel, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line and Carnival Cruise Lines

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Stephanie Rose| Travel Agent

Hi, I’m Stephanie a travel agent with Living With The Magic Vacations. I’ve always enjoyed traveling, planning vacations for friends and family and LOVE itineraries. I went to Disney World a few times as a child but my love for all things Disney became a passion in 2013 when my Husband and I took our children for the first time. I have been back several times since then, each time more magical then the last and I can never wait to go back. It’s the Disney experience that makes all the difference and that attention to detail is what I strive for with my clients. I can now share my love of Disney and planning with not only my friends and family but with my clients and help them make lasting memories. As my client we will discuss the vision for your trip and together plan every detail of your vacation from where to stay, order of parks to visit, what attractions/characters are a must and of coarse where to eat. I would be honored to help you plan your dream vacation.

Specializing In: Specializing in Disney Destinations, Family Travel, Traveling with Young Children, Adult Travel, All-inclusive Travel, Disney Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

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Leigh Connelly| Travel Agent

Hi! I’m Leigh Connelly, a travel agent with Living with the Magic Vacations. My love of Disney World began with my first trip at age two. Since then, I have been back more times than I can count and love balancing old favorite Disney stops with new attractions and restaurants. My love of Disney was renewed in 2009 when I completed my first Run Disney race and I got to high five Mickey as I crossed the finish line. I am lucky to have a husband, Corey, who understands the Disney life and has been on many vacations as long as I promise him a full day in Animal Kingdom. I also work as a pediatric physical therapist with children who have special needs and can work with you making your Disney experience sensory friendly and accessible for your child!

Specializing In: Disney Destinations, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, Adventures by Disney, Special Needs, RunDisney, Adult Only Vacations, Group Travel

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Are you ready to start making magical Disney vacation plans?

At Living With The Magic Vacations our priority is making your Disney vacation magical…a vacation of a lifetime, no matter if it’s your first or thirtieth time! We take pride in customizing each and every vacation. From start to finish we’ll be your guide into all things Disney!
LET ONE OF OUR AGENTS HELP YOU FIND THE PERFECT VACATION!