Hello! I'm Aly from Gilbertsville, PA!

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Destinations Aly specializes in

  • Disney Destinations (Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani and Adventures by Disney)
  • All-Inclusive Vacations to the Caribbean and Mexico (including Sandals and Beaches Resorts)
  • Universal Orlando Resort & Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Cruising With Most Major Cruise Lines, including Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Virgin Voyages
  • Family Travel


  • Disney’s College of Knowledge
  • Universal Orlando
  • Certified Autism Travel Professional
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises
  • Celebrity Cruise Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas
  • Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
  • Riu and Family Travel Association
  • AMResorts Master Agent
  • Hawaii Destination Expert
  • Florida’s Paradise Coast Specialist
  • Virgin Voyages First Mate

This is My Story

Hi, I’m Aly Hirst, Travel Advisor with Living with the Magic Vacations! For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a Disney-obsessed gal. Even though I didn’t take many Disney vacations growing up, I can remember requesting the old vacation planning videos that Disney use to send in the mail; I would watch them over and over again to learn every nook and cranny of the Walt Disney World Resort as well as the Disneyland Resort and Disney Cruise Lines. I was thrilled to be given the opportunity in college to participate in the Disney College Program for a semester – who didn’t want to spend a semester of college living and working at the Walt Disney World Resort? (Bonus for me – I moved down to Orlando in January that year so it was the best winter escape for me from snowy New England!) 

I’ve traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort countless times, both prior to having children of my own with family and friends, as well as with my husband and our two daughters. I’ve experienced all of the holidays and special events celebrated across the resort ; Epcot is my favorite park so I especially love visiting for the International Food & Wine Festival in the fall. I’ve been the “Disney Expert” for my friends and family for years and am always excited to share my love of Disney and spread a little bit of pixie dust. I look forward to helping you plan a magical vacation! 

Lisa Campbell Avatar

positive review  We have visited Walt Disney World many times and have always chosen to do our own planning until our most recent trip in April. After several cancellations and rebooking due to Covid we decided that it was time to get some help from Aly. We are so happy that we made this decision. Aly was amazing in planning every detail and made our trip most magical. My Dad needed some special accommodations and Aly was on top of things and made it an extra special trip for him by requesting the most perfect room location. Making dining reservations is always an ordeal but not this trip as Aly did this for us and was able to get all of our 1st choice restaurants.She always got back to us immediately when we reached out and consistently went out of her way to make our experience memorable. We highly recommend Aly and will most definitely use her for all of our future travel arrangements.

Lisa Campbell
Lesley Ann Quell Avatar

positive review  Aly is the best travel agent! Planning a family trip to Disney is an overwhelming task, and having Aly handle everything made it a seamless process. Aly’s expertise in everything Disney was also an added bonus. From booking our resort stay, to designating park days and dining reservations, she took care of it all. Not having to worry about making dining reservations was truly the best part. I will definitely reach out to Aly for any and all future vacation packages. Thanks Aly!

Lesley Ann Quell
Logan Bonnes Avatar

positive review  Aly is the best! She did everything for us. Anytime we needed anything, she was quick to respond and knowledgeable. We truly appreciate all of your help while planning our most magical vacation.

Logan Bonnes
Melissa La Marco Yancavage Avatar

positive review  Aly did an amazing job planning our Disney vacation!! Any question I had, she was super quick to respond and make sure everything was perfect. I can’t thank her enough for all her help before and during our vacation. She really tried her hardest to give us a perfect vacation! Thank you so much for your hard work!! My family and I really appreciate it!

Melissa La Marco Yancavage
Crystal Brutts Boyer Avatar

positive review  Aly was the absolute best! We recently went to Disney World and from before booking, after booking and during our trip, Aly was there every step of the way, booking our reservations, rebooking/canceling reservations, answering questions and even filling out forms for lost items during our trip! She was always there to answer questions every step of the way and she was always so happy to do so! She was also very, very knowledgeable about Disney! I couldn’t recommend Aly with Living With The Magic Vacations more! She made our trip stress free and we will be definitely booking with her again for our next trip!!! Aly is highly recommended!!!!

Crystal Brutts Boyer
Laura Sussmann Avatar

positive review  Booking our Disney vacation with Aly has been so seamless! She is always available to answer any of my questions(and I have a lot) and gives the best tips and recommendations. She went out of her way to find the best deals and prices for our upcoming Disney vacation, and she’s a great next door neighbor too! 💟

Laura Sussmann