About A Touch of Magic Travel

Vacations have never been easier or more affordable than with help from the agents at A Touch of Magic Travel. Whether you’re visiting Disney, Universal Studios, or any other major resort, you can always count on our friendly team for help with itineraries, passes, and budgeting. We’ve helped countless families save time and money on their trips, and now we’re ready to put our skills to work for you! Let us:

  • Help You Pick Out Convenient Travel Dates
  • Recommend the Best Times to Visit Parks and Resorts
  • Create Sample Itineraries
  • Monitor the Latest Promotions to Help You Save
  • Book Dining Reservations
  • Schedule your Disney FastPass+
  • Provide Insider Park Tips and Tricks

Meet Our Agents

Kari Watkins

Being able to say that I have been visiting Disney Parks for over 30 years sure makes me feel old. It's a good thing that Walt Disney had the vision to create his parks in a way that would always make guests feel young while visiting.

Kari with Kids
I will never forget the first time I rode Peter Pan's Flight as a child, and then got to relive the magic through my own children's eyes. There isn't anything more magical than experiencing Disney with little eyes full of imagination. Our memories from each and every trip will forever be imprinted on my heart and are completely priceless. I work hard to make sure that you experience a lifetime of memories on your own vacation. I have planned vacations for single adults, families, and large groups, and feel completely confident in all areas. My goal is to make sure you are saving the most you can on your vacation while getting the most value out of what you do spend. Please contact me today so we can get started on your next magical adventure!

Kari Watkins
Tel No.: 865-816-0328
Email: Kari@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

Paul Watson

 

A love of Disney started several years ago when Glenda and I lived in Southern California. Our kids were young at that time and we would go to Disneyland several times a year. We have such good memories and this was repeated this past December when we were able to go to Disney World with our daughter and three grandkids. Remember, Disney is for kids of all ages. Please let me know if I can help you create some of these magical memories for yourself and your family.

Paul with Goofy

 

 

  • Disney World
  • Disneyland
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Aulani
  • Adventures by Disney

Paul Watson
Tel No.: 865-256-2080
Email: Paul@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

Tammy Corbin

Nothing makes me happier than spending time with my family at Disney World! There is something about going through the famous Disney arch that makes everyday problems disappear. It's truly magical! My first trip to Disney was when I was junior in high school and then again the next year for a senior graduation trip. The first time my husband and I took our boys was in 2009 at ages 4 and 10. They've grown up "Disney" and now as they've gotten older, they still love it and still find more ways to enjoy it. I'm here to tell you that it's not all about the princesses! Even though they are a big part of it and we enjoy visiting them, I've always been able to keep my boys entertained with having a great time and keeping their love of Disney going strong!

Tammy at Aladdin

We have visited Disney World several times, during each season, and even a SURPRISE trip for our boys. We have also done Disney Cruise Line, Disney's Hilton Head Resort, and Carnival Cruise. In my personal life, I'm one of those "crazy couponers" that is always looking for ways to save money and I will use that knowledge to your advantage to help make your vacation affordable. I know how valuable vacation days are from work and how precious time is with your children. Let me help you create a dream vacation that fits your budget!

It's never too early or late to start planning your next magical adventure. Contact me today for a FREE quote and let my love of Disney, planning, and saving work for you!

Tammy Corbin
Tel No.: 423-307-2168
Email: Tammy@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

 

Heather Repka
Tel No.: 717-421-4068
Email: Heather@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

 

I have always loved Disney, but something changed when we visited Walt Disney World as a family. Our daughter Bailey was 3 years old on her first visit, and my husband John and I watched the ‘MAGIC’ happen in her eyes when we stepped on the streets of Main Street, USA and saw Cinderella’s Castle.  That moment still brings tears to my eyes each visit!  To add more MAGIC to our family memories, we decided to take Disney Cruises, which we go on one every year!  We have sailed Magic, Fantasy and the re-imagined Magic. The experience you have on the Disney Cruise is some kind of magical!  When you step on board and they announce your family’s name with Mickey hands waving, it too brings tears to our eyes.

My love for all things Disney and Walt Disney have had an amazing influence on my family’s personal vacation experiences at Walt Disney World and Disney Cruises. Each visit or cruise has provided endless planning tips and must do’s for friends and family so they too can experience the MAGIC.  I truly want to help you and your loved ones have the most magical time while making MEMORIES!

Amy Fortino
Tel No.: 865-599-6865
Email: Amy@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

 

I am an active mom of 3 and former project manager for a multinational Fortune 500 company who enjoys planning vacations.  My love for Disney began when I traveled to Walt Disney World for the first time in 2nd grade with my family.  This love and passion exponentially grew when I took my own family to Disney and saw the magic sparkle in their eyes.  Since then, planning Disney vacations is what I do best.

I am a Disney specialist who has completed the College of Disney Knowledge, but more importantly have advanced personal experience with Disney destinations, including 12+ time Disney World guest, Disney Cruise Line guest and on-site visitor to Aulani. My goal is to make your vacation magical and stress-free by understanding your priorities, schedule, budget and desires in order to align expectations with the experience.  My services include seeking out the best deals for you, assisting in itinerary planning, booking your dining and Fastpass+ reservations, and providing tips and tricks I have learned to make your vacation flawless. Going to Disney with a plan helps eliminate stress and anxiety so your family can concentrate on having a magical experience.  Let me help to make your dreams come true!

Heidi Rumpel
Tel No.: 262-468-6287
Email: Heidi@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

I have been going to the Disney parks for nearly 4 decades! My first trip to Disneyland was when I was 2 years old and that’s when I met my first love- Mickey Mouse! The love of Disney has never left. I still get butterflies in my stomach every time I walk through the gates and down Main Street as I look to the end of the street at the castle. It’s always the first and last sight of any of our Disney trips. Luckily my husband didn’t mind sharing my love for him with my love of Disney and we honeymooned at Disney World and have since taken our kids on several trips to the parks.

I have traveled all over the world and have been planning trips for family and friends for years. I would love to help you and your family fall in love with Disney and make many magical memories together. Please contact me today for a free quote.

 

Jennifer O'Brien
Tel No.: 208-870-3659
Email: Jennifer@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

Hi folks! My name is Mallory O’Bryant, and I’m a wife and mother living in East Tennessee. I’ve been visiting Walt Disney World since before I can remember (way back in the 1980’s). I’ve also been fortunate enough to take a couple of weeklong trips to Disneyland Resort in California. Disney Parks truly are my favorite way to escape the “real world” and become a kid again.

I’ve been planning and booking trips for friends and family for YEARS, so this is truly my dream job! I love sharing the tips and tricks I’ve learned to help families save money and make special memories on their Disney vacations. I’ve completed the College of Disney Knowledge and have 30+ years of Walt Disney World visits under my belt. 

Whether you’re young, or young at heart, I guarantee you will have a wonderful time on a Disney vacation. I would be honored to be a part of your family’s vacation-planning process. I will make it as stress-free as possible, so all you have to do is show up and have a BLAST! Contact me for a free quote today!

 I can help you with any of the following:

·         Walt Disney World Resort in Florida

·         Disneyland Resort in California

·         Disney Cruise Line

·         Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olino, Hawaii

·         Adventures by Disney: Disney Family Vacations, domestic and international destinations

Mallory O'Bryant
Tel No.: 865-385-1550
Email: Mallory@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

Hi! I am Alec Franco, a UNT Alum and a Disney Fanatic! I was 15 the first time I went to Walt Disney World with my family. One trip and I was hooked! Anything that can catch and keep a teenager’s attention has to be super-special, right?! Now, my awesome husband of 14 years, two wonderful daughters and one fantastic son-in-law have all caught the Disney bug as well! We go any time we get the chance and always for Christmas!

What’s more magical than taking a Disney vacation? Not a lot, but planning one comes pretty close! That’s why I love my job! I’d love to help you plan your magical Disney vacation as well. With so many destinations, offerings and options, a little help can be an awesome thing! Let me do the work while you and yours sit back and enjoy the anticipation of all the fun to come!

I am so happy to be able to do what I do! I feel more blessed every day to be able to live and work my dreams and enjoy nothing more than helping others enjoy theirs too!

Whether to Disneyland or on a Disney River Cruise down the Danube, let’s start planning now so that you can get lost in that oh-so-special Disney Magic as soon as possible!

Alec Franco
Tel No.: 214-682-5686
Email: Aelc@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

 My name is Chelsea Johnson and Disney has my heart and soul! I cant't remember how young I was the first time my parents took me but the magic has stayed with me every since and has made me come back for years. I have even made my husband a Disney lover and have passed down my love for Disney to my daughter and my soon to be Mickey/Minnie 🙂

One of my favorite parts of a Disney trip is the planning side! What is a headache for many people is fun and exciting for me, I get excited planning a trip even if im not going. I am genuinely happy for people when going on a Disney trip. I feel like Disney is a once in a lifetime vacation and if you get the opportunity to go, I want to make it perfect for you every step of your trip. Seeing people having an amazing Disney trip makes my heart explode with pixie dust! I would love to help start planning your magical trip. Whatever or wherever you decide to go I'm your Disney expert 🙂

Chelsea Johnson
Tel No.: 337-353-8538
Email: Chelsea@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

 

Chris McConkey
Tel No.: 423-920-5500
Email: ChrisandRoya@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

I have been visiting Walt Disney World since I was a little girl. Forty years later I am still a huge Disney fanatic and am lucky that my kids and husband love it as much as I do! I remember riding ‘It’s a Small World’ and ‘Dumbo’ with my parents as a kid and now I get to experience those same classics (and many more) with my own children. Every single time I go to Disney I always have an unforgettable experience. I come home having seen something new and asking ‘when can I go back’? Hands down, my most cherished Disney vacation was when we took our kids to WDW for the first time. Seeing the wonder and magic in their eyes from arriving at our hotel to the last firework we saw over Cinderella Castle, the whole trip was absolutely priceless.

Just thinking about Disney gets me excited which is why my job is so awesome! I get to help other people plan the most amazing, magical vacations! As your Disney travel agent I will help plan all the details so your experience is memorable and stress-free.

Whether you want to visit the classic parks of Walt Disney World or DisneyLand, participate in a unique experience like a RunDisney race, relax at Aulani, travel on Disney Cruise Lines, or explore the world with Adventures by Disney I can help plan the perfect vacation!  Contact me today for a free quote so we can get started planning your next magical Disney experience!

 

Andrea D. Silva
Tel No.: 267-221-7797
Email: Andrea@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

I traveled to Disney several times as a child, but I really fell in love with Disney and all its magic when we took our first family trip in 2012 with my then-not-quite-three-year-old.  Since that time, I have returned to WDW 10 times...six times as a family, once as a birthday trip for my son, two girls-only trips, and even one SOLO trip!  I am a NJ resident, but I love Disney so much that I am an Annual Passholder.
The magic gets me every time.  I still tear up every single time I walk down Main Street, see the Festival of Fantasy parade, or see my kids with Mickey Mouse.  Disney magic is part of me now.  For me, becoming a Disney vacation planner was about being able to share the magic with others!

"Laughter is timeless, Imagination has no age, and Dreams are forever." - Walt Disney

Dawn Weate
Tel No.: 732-690-1226
Email: Dawn@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

My name is Elisabeth Herrin, and I have loved all things Disney for as long as I can remember. The first visit I remember was when I was 7 years old and to this day, I am still captured by the wonder and magic that occurs when you step into the park.  Anyone that knows me, knows that I love to talk about Disney and am very passionate about it.
My family goes every 2-4 years and I would go more often if I could. I have also been on a 7-day Stars Wars themed Disney cruise with my parents a couple of years ago and it was just as incredible (I will never be able to go on another cruise line because of it).
 I just recently went to Disney with my parents and was reminded again of why I love going.  It's the relationships, the magic, the attention to details, the special moments that are created, and it is my desire as a Disney Travel planner to share this with everyone I meet and to be able to create these magical moments for families, no matter what the budget is.

Elisabeth Herrin
Tel No.: 704-534-0768
Email: Elisabeth@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

My wife and I were both in the military.  She was an Army officer and I was a Navy Petty Officer, when we met and subsequently got married in 1974.   For our honeymoon we spent a week at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort.  This was our first trip to this magical land.   We had so much fun and were so impressed with the attention to detail in every aspect of our stay at the resort, how clean everything was and how smoothly everything worked that we went back and stayed at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Resort for our first anniversary.  Over the next 40 plus years we have been back to Walt Disney World many times.   We watched WDW go from one theme park, the Magic Kingdom, to two parks, then three, and finally four parks as EPCOT, then Hollywood Studios, and finally the Animal Kingdom were added to the WDW complex.

After enjoying WDW for so many years we decided to take a Disney cruise to Hawaii for our 40th Wedding Anniversary.   We so enjoyed this cruise that before it was over we signed up for one of the first Disney Star Wars Days at Sea cruises the next year.  Now that Disney has added the Star Wars Universe to its list of places to explore, we are even more excited about the possibilities for future magical journeys to the wonderful world of Disney.  My wife and I love the Disney experience.  As a Disney Travel Planner, it’s my goal to help you have the same magical experience with Disney that we have enjoyed over the years.

Jim Herrin
Tel No.: 704-534-0746
Email: Jim@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

I have always had a passion for Disney, but it wasn't until I took my husband and son for the first time that I became a "Disney Junkie!"  My son was almost 3 the first time he went and watching him light up as he met Mickey is a moment I will never forget. It's something only Disney can do! My daughter on other hand was only 7 months when we took her and I think the characters had the most fun seeing her all dressed up. Either way, there is nothing like a Disney vacation. The memories we have made will last us a lifetime. My son is now eight and getting ready for his 5th trip. Needless to say we take every opportunity we get to spend some time with "the Mouse."
Planning for these trips has always been fun for me. I love figuring out the right time and place for each special moment of our trip. I have helped countless friends with questions and concerns since they know I will talk Disney any time. I would love to help you plan your magical vacation from start to finish. I want you to create the same memories that I cherish. Saying Disney is magical isn't just a cliche, it is the truth and there is no better time to start planning than now. Please feel free to contact me to start your journey to creating memories you will never forget!

Rachel Peterson
Tel No.: 618-304-1919
Email: Rachel@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

 

My love for Disney started when I was a little girl.  As I grew older, my love and experiences with Disney grew with me.  My cousin thought it would be a great idea to celebrate my Bachelorette party by going to Disney World for the weekend. That was nearly thirteen years ago!! Since then my husband and I have visited Disney Land Paris once, Disney’s Hilton Head Resort and Disney World yearly.  My kids love and enjoy going and ask us every day, “when are we going back to Disney?” 

 

My husband and I recently ran the Princess Half Marathon and had so much fun,  we plan on running more runDisney races!! Each experience for our family changes and evolves as we do.  I can’t wait to help you plan an amazing family vacation that everyone in your family will be sure to enjoy!

Valerie Pilker
Tel No.: 201-207-7982
Email: Valerie@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

 

My name is Becky and I am a Disney addict. But honestly, I didn't start out that way. My first trip with children of my own was overwhelming to say the least. There was so much to do and plan that all I did was stress. How I wish I would've known about a planner then! When my husband and I left on that record cold December day, we were perfectly happy with never going back again..... BUT two years later, I had the desire to try again. It took some convincing to get my husband to go back, but we did. And we LOVED it. That was six trips ago, and with every trip we take I get more and more knowledge and tricks for how to make a Disney trip easier.
I have gone in every season of the year, and with my own four boys, I have taken children from 12 months-15 years old. I have been with just myself and my husband, but we typically go in a party of eight. I have the experience to make sure your trip can be as wonderfully magical as it can possibly be. I hate to hear of anyone say they went to Disney and they didn't like it. In my opinion, they just didn't do it with the right planning. So let me help you plan your family's trip of a lifetime. I can make no promises you won't become a Disney addict too. 🙂
Call, text, or email me to get started!

Becky Creech
Tel No.: 513-668-6750
Email: Becky@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

 

Hi! I'm Amanda Smith, and I love to travel! Disney has always held a special place in my heart and now that I have children and am able to see Disney through their eyes, our trips are even more magical.  I will never forget the joy I felt being tall enough to ride Space Mountain as a child or the first time my toddler daughter met Minnie Mouse.  I have visited Disney World many times both with and without our children, and have traveled on several multi-generational trips as well.  I truly believe that Disney destinations offer so much for everyone to enjoy.
I have a multitude of Disney knowledge to share and would love to help you plan your family's dream vacation.  As your travel planner, I will help you plan your vacation just as I would my own, with the goal of making your vacation as stress-free and magical as possible!

Amanda Smith
Tel No.: 803-260-2391
Email: AmandaSmith@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

Hello! My name is Makenzey Gonzalez. I am a wife, girl mom, nurse by trade, and a Disney addict at heart. I have wonderful memories of Disney from my childhood, student years, and now as a parent. The best experience by far has been seeing the magic of Disney through my children's eyes. Let me help you recreate that magic for your own family! 

 

 

 

Makenzey Gonzalez
Tel No.: 423-736-2642
Email: Makenzey@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

 

I was born to be a part of the Disney family. Growing up in a house devoted to all things Disney it was bound to happen. When I walk into one of the Disney parks, I am one of those people that get a teary eyed and mutter, “It really is the most magical place in the world!” Now, I’m married to a super cool guy who joined the madness—including spending our honeymoon at Disneyland. Our kids love Disney just as much, and some of my favorite memories are watching them interact with their favorite characters and riding rides they wait all year for while we all sport our Mickey Mouse Ear Hats! Being an active duty army family we had the opportunity to become not only Disneyland, but Disney World people.

As a well-rounded Disney connoisseur I can assist you in planning your magical vacation whether going as friends, couples, traveling pregnant, with toddlers, even if you want to bring grandma and grandpa, no group is too tricky. Whatever phase you’re in, I can help make the magic happen. And yes, I will encourage screen-printed, matching shirts.

Graduating from the Disney College, don’t worry I framed every certificate, I can assist any shape of Disney vacation. You can cruise to Castaway Island, travel abroad on a Disney Adventure, stay traditional by taking on Disneyland or Disney World. Give me a call, I’ll be there to help every step of the way.

Katie Bunnell
Tel No.: 801-791-9489
Email: Katie@ATouchofMagicTravel.com

 

Hey guys!

I'm Elisha and I'm that crazy loving Disney mama!

Whether it is your first trip to a Disney destination or you've lost count, there is always something new to discover and It can always be magical in a way that only happens with Disney.

When I first visited Walt Disney World, as an 11 year old, I felt like it brought out so many sides of me, sides that enjoyed adventure, travel, magic, the nostalgia of the past and the dreams of the future, and now, when I visit the park with my child, I rediscover that magic in new ways. It is so exciting to know that I can help you and your family to create your new adventure and explore your Disney side!

Elisha Brotherton
Tel No.: 423-312-5861
Email: Elisha@ATouchofMagicTravel.com