I live in Wisconsin in the town that I grew up in. I am married with two children, and my family shares in the love for the Mouse.
My love for Disney began with a trip to Florida in 1992. I have special memories of that vacation spending time with my grandfather. My husband and I honeymooned at Walt Disney World Resort in 1998 and we have made many return trips since then, even taking part in a Disney wedding. As Disney Vacation Club members, my family returns to the magic quite regularly. I've also spent time in the magic of Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Universal Orlando Resort, and beyond.
I have personal experience with many types of trips:
Family travel (from toddler to teen ages)
Honeymoon and adults only as a couple travel
Adults only with friends travel
Travel with extra needs: sensory processing, dietary restrictions/allergies, mobility issues
Visited Walt Disney World Resort each month of the year at some point over the last 20+ years
Stayed at each level of resort category at Walt Disney World Resort and have spent time at each resort on property
I love returning to the magic for new adventures and believe there is always something new or untried to experience with Disney. I know how overwhelming planning a Disney vacation can become and I want to help others have fun during the planning process by helping organize their vacation plans. I began helping families plan their Disney vacations in 2007 and have had the privilege of working with hundreds of families over the years. I wish for each family or travel party I work with to experience the magic of the destination, but also the magic of togetherness. Sometimes with our busy lives, we have to remember to reach for that magic.
I am a College of Disney Knowledge graduate and Universal Parks & Resorts Vacation Specialist.
Denise's Destination Favorites:
Walt Disney World: Port Orleans Resort-French Quarter, Polynesian Village Resort, Beach Club Resort, Coronado Springs Resort, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Spaceship Earth, Haunted Mansion, Carousel of Progress, Pirates of the Caribbean, Festival of the Lion King, Raglan Road, Grand Floridian Cafe, Garden Grill, Sunshine Seasons, Yorkshire County Fish Shop, Via Napoli, Beaches & Cream, dole whip, Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival, boat transportation, Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party, Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, the holiday decor
Disney Cruise Line Favorites: oceanview stateroom with verandah, Castaway Cay, fireworks at sea, 24/7 ice cream, mixology class, Animator's Palate, live shows each night
Disneyland Resort Favorites: Grand Californian Resort & Spa, Disneyland Hotel, Storyteller's Cafe, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Cars Land, Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
Universal Orlando Resort Favorites: Loew's Royal Pacific Resort, Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!, TRANSFORMERS, the Ride 3-D, E.T. Adventure, Universal Orlando's Horror Make-Up Show, and soft-serve Butterbeer.
Denise was so helpful with our planning - from all of the information she shared with us up front, to all of her assistance with our detailed questions along the way. We also really appreciated her help with booking our rooms, dining reservations and fast passes! We had such a great trip, and will definitely plan to reach out to Denise for any future Disney trips. ~Evie J.
I can't even begin with how great it has been working with Denise! from answering my 100's of questions, to helping to get dining and fastpass reservations! i highly recommend her for planning for your Disney vacation!!! ~Sara P.
Denise was amazing and I would recommend her to anyone taking a Disney vacation! She organized every detail for us and was able to get us reservations at every restaurant we asked for and all of our high priority fast passes. It truly was the vacation of a lifetime! Denise exceeded my expectations in so many ways. I would not plan another Disney vacation without her assistance. ~Rachel M.
Denise made our vacation magical. She guided me through the process of finding the right resort, food and plan. She’s there as much (or little) as you need. We decided to change some things up mid vacation and she was quick to jump to help. ~Kate T.
Denise has booked everything from our first Disney trip years ago to a Disney cruise to a few Universal trips and Disney return trips. She makes the process seamless and has the experience as a Disney/Universal traveler to give excellent advice for dining selections and must see activities based on the specific needs of your group. She is an excellent advocate (such as when our cruise was derailed by a hurricane) and planner. Would highly recommend for any travel needs! ~Heather J.
Disney is very overwhelming between all of the hotel, dining, and fast pass options. Denise can answer your questions and help you decide which options are right for your family. Thanks to her we had an amazing vacation, at the perfect hotel for us, and all of our dining/fast pass plans were organized and made sense. We were able to tweak the schedule as needed when we were there, but having the basic plan in place ahead of time was a huge relief. ~Melanie K.