Jackie first visited the Walt Disney World Resort when she was four years old with her family, and has now visited well over 20 times! Each time she walks down Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom, she gets goosebumps at the sight of the castle, and still feels the magic as if she were a little girl again, dreaming of being a Disney Princess! Now, she has the joy of visiting with her own family (daughter Emalyn and two sons Luca and Aven), who have each visited before they turned one year old! On each visit, her and her family take a photograph in front of the castle and she loves to see how the family has grown and changed over the years! Jackie and her husband, Alex, are Disney Vacation Club Members which allows them to experience various resorts and destinations multiple times a year! She has also been on multiple Disney Cruises with family.
Jackie works as an occupational therapist with children aged 0-18 years old. She often lets her love for Disney be known by wearing her Disney shirts, jewelry or her Mickey Mouse ears for sessions to help ease anxiety or bring an icebreaker to the families she works with since the image of Mickey Mouse is relevant to the young children she works with. This includes discussing Toy Story or Star Wars with some of the older children she works with in schools!
Some of her favorite memories include seeing the joy on her daughter’s face at her first Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique experience, when her son got his first haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop, grabbing a margarita each visit at Choza de Margarita at the Mexican Pavilion in Epcot World Showcase, and riding Pandora Flight of Passage for the first time!
With all of her experience, Jackie is sure to help you and your family plan a vacation with memories to last a lifetime!
A Fun Fact About Jackie
Jackie had the opportunity to perform in one of Disney’s staged shows! Intrigued!? Ask her to find out!
What is your first memory of Walt Disney World?
Jackie remembers walking down Main Street USA and seeing Cinderella’s Castle, and feeling like she could be a Disney Princess!
What does a perfect day in a Disney park look like to you?
Jackie loves to take the day in stride. She has found it best to know when things might not always go exactly as planned; kids have to go to the bathroom after waiting in a ride line or that Florida weather might have allowed a quick shower to peak through the clouds. But she’s found it best to have those fast passes planned, leave time for lunch and snacks, and even return back to the hotel for quick nap or an afternoon swim with a poolside cocktails is day well spent at Disney! It’s extra magic if you get to end with either a Mickey Mouse ice cream bar or a firework show!
What would you say you specialize in with your planning? What makes you stand out from anyone else?
Jackie has been to Disney over 20+ times, visiting a variety of restaurants, from fine dining to character dining with her children. She has also enjoys to make an itinerary for her trips, and understands location of attractions within the parks, which allows her to maximize her time with her family in the parks. Jackie has 3 children and knows how to experience Disney from a kids point of view!