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Travel Planner Highlight - Maureen Austin

Here's the first in our "Getting to Know Us!" series where we share some of our vacation favorites with you! This Travel Planner Highlight features Maureen Austin, who's has several years experience in the travel business, and would love to be of help in planning your next trip to the magic!

Storyteller's Cafe ~ Love from Mickey Mouse

Why did you want to become a Travel Planner?

I chose this career to help others to take the mystery and overwhelming feelings that can accompany planning- I believe it should be as much fun as the trip itself!

What is your favorite Disney theme park?

Disneyland, Southern California

What is your favorite attraction and why?

Tough. I’d say Radiator Springs Racers and Slinky Dog Dash, RSR because it combines everything that Disney does best- theming and storytelling. Slinky because it’s just whimsical fun the whole family can enjoy.

Cars Land ~ Disneyland Resort

What is your favorite Disney spot to take photographs of?

I’m a stickler for signs and objects, Carsland and Grizzly Peak at California Adventure are some of my favorites.

Are you an early bird or a night owl during your Disney vacations?

Early bird. You get so much done with minimal crowds if you get up early.

What is your favorite Disney resort hotel?

Tie- Polynesian Village Resort and the Disneyland Hotel

If you could work as a Disney Cast Member, what would your dream job be?

Minnie Van Driver

What is your favorite Disney film?

Steamboat Willie- I’m all about the original early shorts.

What is your favorite Disney memory?

Watching my 17 year old daughter meet Baymax for the first time- I literally saw her 7 year old self in front of my very eyes.

Baymax Meet & Greet

If you could ask Mr. Walt Disney anything, what would you ask?

Have we done you proud? Is what we see now- what you truly envisioned?

You can reach Maureen at

And find her on Facebook!


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