It's Off to Disney You Go!
Hi Ho Vacations℠ is happy to help you find your way. You’ll work directly with a Hi Ho Vacations℠ Planner to plan the fun details!
Complete the form below, and select the Hi Ho Planner you wish to work with. If you don’t have a preference, we’ll pick a planner that specializes in the destination of your choice.
We look forward to making your magical vacation experience extra special!
Meet Our Planners
Holly McGuire -CEO | email@example.com
Katie Dixon - Team Leader / Hi Ho Planner | Katie@hihovacations.com
“It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.” -Eeyore
Inspired by her favorite character, Katie has spent almost 5 years on the Hi Ho team helping her clients find the sunshine (and pixie dust) of magical Disney vacations! From choosing the best time of year to travel to selecting the best FastPasses with families, Katie offers full service planning for each guest. With MANY Disney trips under her belt, including RunDisney races, her personal experiences and extensive training allow her to help you make your Disney dreams come true. Katie specializes in multi-generational vacations, group travel, land and sea vacations, and first time visits. Katie assists clients all over the US with trips to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and Adventures by Disney. Whether you are a first time Disney traveler or a lifelong Disney fan, Katie will add value to your vacation and help you make the best choices for your family.
Lori Beachley -Team Leader/Hi Ho Planner | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori’s extensive visits to the parks and sailings on Disney Cruise Line launched a passion to assist families make their Disney dreams a reality. Her careful guidance will help you through all aspects of the planning process – from choosing a resort, to making dining reservations, to creating an itinerary specific to your family’s plans. Lori is excited to help you make lasting memories on your first visit, your honeymoon, your family reunion trip, or just to create repeat magic for returning clients. Whether it is at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii, Disney Cruise Line or an Adventures by Disney, she will add value to your vacation dollar.
Jill Sutton - Team Leader / Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
Jill is a wife and the mother of 2. Her favorite Disney memory is taking her son to Disney World for his first trip when he was 2 ½ years old. The awe and sheer excitement on his face during his first visit is what she loves to create for every child or adult visiting a Disney destination. Jill is passionate about helping others and goes above and beyond for guests to be sure they are educated and at ease throughout the planning process.
Jayme Hiller - Hi Ho Planner | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jayme has loved all things Disney from a young age, and even chose to honeymoon at Walt Disney World! Now she loves to experience the magic through her children’s eyes but still sneaks in an adults-only trip when she can! Wilderness Lodge has become Jayme’s favorite resort, since staying there for her honeymoon. She has been helping her clients make magical memories since 2012 and has helped hundreds of clients plan trips to Disney Destinations. Jayme specializes in honeymoons, families with young children, land and sea vacations, first time visitors, and multi-generational families. Jayme is sure to help you make your dreams come true!
Mark Kechula - Disney Cruise Specialist/ Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
Christine Battista - Information Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Adventures by Disney Specialist / 2018 Planner of the Year
Christine worked many years for the Walt Disney Company in the parks, at the hotels and as a concierge. She has helped numerous guests plan magical vacations through the years and would love to help you plan a memorable vacation. Christine and her husband have two sons and reside in Bloomington, Indiana. They have taken countless Disney trips as well as departing from several ports throughout the world. She is particularly fond of Adventure by Disney Vacations and is an Adventure Insider. She is able to work with clients to book Universal, Royal Caribbean, G Adventures, Virgin Voyages and All-Inclusive resorts globally. With her extensive travel history, she is able to help with your trip regardless of the destination you choose. It’s important to her that her clients are prepared for their travels and have the required documents and all of the needed information. She is there should you need to make adjustments before, during or after travel.
Fun Disney Fact: Christine’s first visit to Disney World was when she walked up from under the castle on the first day of Traditions, during her Disney World College Program. She even had a Disney Fairy Tale Wedding after getting engaged in front of Cinderella’s Castle. Every time she visits a Disney property or takes a Disney Cruise, she feels like she is truly “home.” Christine never says “Goodbye,” when she leaves a destination, she only says, “See ya real soon!”
Krista Weaver -Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
Adventures by Disney Specialist
Krista joined Hi Ho Vacations in December, 2014 after taking time off from working both in trademark law and with the United States Senate to be a stay at home mom. She and her husband have one teenage daughter and reside in Atlanta, Georgia. Krista and her family have taken countless trips to Disney Parks, are Platinum Castaway Club members with Disney Cruise Line, have visited Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii and are Adventure Insiders with Adventures by Disney. Krista has traveled to every International Disney Park except for the newest, Shanghai Disneyland and has traveled extensively in Europe, Canada, and Asia. She has taken multiple international and domestic land based vacations with Adventures by Disney as well as recently experiencing Adventures by Disney’s newest addition, River Cruising. Krista participates regularly in RunDisney events and is an Annual Passholder for Walt Disney World. Krista’s cruise experience has taken her to ports of call throughout the Caribbean, Europe, South America, Mexico, and Alaska. Krista is able to work with clients both domestic and globally so no matter where you live, she is able to help with your trip. With her extensive travel history and desire to help make every trip special, regardless of the Disney Destination you choose, Krista would love to help make your trip practically perfect in every way!
Tracy Murphy - Hi Ho Planner | firstname.lastname@example.org
G Adventures National Geographic Journeys Specialist
Tracy Murphy is the owner of adventurewithfamily.com and Tracy Murphy Travel since 2007. In 2015 she joined the Hi Ho Vacations team in a partnership to offer top notch Disney Vacation planning and tips to all clients. Tracy caught the “travel bug” from her mother years ago, and has been dreaming and plotting vacations ever since! Her personal travels have taken her all over the United States from Seattle, Washington to Bar Harbor Maine, down to the Outer Banks, North Carolina, and on to Florida (Disney World – of course!). Her adventures outside the US have taken her to Spain, Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, China, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, Grenada and Peru…with more trips on the books! With two children, Tracy knows how “interesting” family vacations can be. Her hope is that whether you plan to lounge by the pool, hit the parks all day, or venture to far parts of the world, she can make your family vacation one that you and your children will remember for a lifetime!
Stephanie Mansell -Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
Stephanie would love to help you plan your magical Disney vacation! Her husband Coby, and 3 wonderful children – Aidan, Tristan, and Maci, all have a huge love of Disney! They barely get home from a trip before the kids are asking when they are going back! Stephanie’s annual onsite visits allows her to keep up with the constant changes on property. Sailing Disney Cruise Line and visits to Disneyland in California also play a part in assisting clients with the most recent information available. Stephanie has been helping clients plan the vacations of their dreams all over the world with Tracy Murphy Travel since 2012, and in 2015 signed on with Hi Ho Vacations as well! She offers personalized service and promises to be easily reached via e-mail, text or phone, and to always research the best possible price and options for your next Disney vacation. From resort selection to Fastpass picks, Stephanie has got you covered.
Cassandra Clay -Hi Ho Planner | Cassi@hihovacations.com
Cassi is an active mom of two and a former educator who enjoys planning vacations. But planning Disney vacations is what she does best! She traveled as a child to Walt Disney World Resort, honeymooned at Walt Disney World as a young adult, and continues yearly Disney vacations as her family grows. During her countless visits to Walt Disney World, she has stayed in almost every resort on property. She has also experienced the special events and activities offered throughout the year, but Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Star Wars Weekends are her favorites! Cassi has experienced sailing on Disney Cruise Line and special events at sea as well. If you’re ready to begin planning your next magical trip to any Disney destination, Cassi is ready to make your dreams come true.
Lindsey Lyons -Hi Ho Planner | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey knows that the magic of Disney can’t fully be understood until you experience it for the first time. Because of this, she loves to work with families to plan vacations and make their OWN Disney memories! Lindsey’s husband, daughter, and son share her love of Disney, allowing her to become familiar with many different Disney experiences. As a Florida resident, Lindsey is able to make frequent visits and share up-to-date information and experiences. Lindsey is dedicated to sharing “Disney Magic” with others. She enjoys planning customized Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, and Aulani, Disney’s Hawaiian Resort vacations.
Kyla Wright - Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
2019 Planner of the Year
Kyla has many years of experience planning Disney vacations for her family and friends from all walks of life. A combination of a strong Disney knowledge and ability to listen to others allow her to design a Disney experience custom fit for individual families. A Disney vacation can be fast paced, filled with thrills and roller coasters, or it can be slow and relaxing sitting by the pool and dining at 5 star restaurants. Finding that perfect vacation experience for you … That’s why she LOVES what she does!
Jenn Naas -Hi Ho Planner | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenn is a former teacher and mother to Blake, Morgan and Reese- 3 adorable Disney addicts. The family has a puppy named Tinker Bell and the kids even named their Elf of the Shelf Goofy. There is no shortage of Disney love in the Naas home! From Christmas and Halloween Parties to runDisney races and a birthday celebration at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, her family has done it all. Disney is her happy place and her absolute favorite thing to do while there is watch her children watch the parades. The joy on their faces is something that brings a tear to her eye each and every time. Jenn can’t wait to learn more about the things you love in order to create your perfect Disney experience and, just maybe, bring a tear to your eye!
Catherine Marley - Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
Catherine is a Disney lover and is passionate about helping people plan their Disney vacation. She is a wife and mother to three active children, all of whom are adventure seekers and always on the go. She has traveled with many different age groups, from a newborn of 4 weeks old to those 70 years young. Catherine likes to find Disney experiences that are off the beaten path and likes to try something new each trip. She and her family also have a love for Disney Cruising and recently sailed the Wonder to Alaska. She enjoys running and trains for runDisney events. If it gets her to the mouse, she’ll run it! Catherine looks forward to helping you to find the perfect excursion and experience, whatever the vacation.
Lindsay Brubaker -Hi Ho Planner | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsay is a lifelong Disney enthusiast. She is a wife and mother of three. She loves the magic of Walt Disney World and the experiences had while on-board Disney Cruise. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a seasoned Disney visitor, Lindsay has the experience to help design a vacation perfect for your family. She enjoys planning vacations for single and multiple families, creating a custom experience for each. Whether you are planning to visit a Disney Park, or Disney Cruise, Lindsay has the expertise to make your vacation magical.
Danielle Ott - Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
After years of childhood Disney vacations, Danielle decided to work at the place she loved to visit. While working in guest relations at Walt Disney World in 1995, Danielle met her husband and knew her Disney journey would continue for years to come. From a fairytale Disney honeymoon to traveling with three small children, Danielle has been able to experience all facets of a Disney vacation. She believes each trip should be unique and for that reason, she has stayed at almost every Disney hotel and participated in many Disney special events, including two RunDisney 1/2 marathons. Her extensive knowledge and unique story even landed her and her family a role in a Disney Vacation Club infomercial. With 20+ years of Disney travel experience, Danielle is confident she can help your family plan a unique vacation that will create memories to last a lifetime.
Rochelle Meisner -Hi Ho Planner | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rochelle’s passion for all things Disney began at a very young age. She has experienced Disney as a child, teen, couple and mother, visiting Disney World and Disneyland many many times, and enjoys sailing on Disney Family Cruises. She is a former elementary school teacher and mother to 3 Mouseketeers, oldest son Max and twins Ben and Emma. She understands the crazy amount of details involved in planning a Disney vacation. To make life easier for you, Rochelle spends her time keeping up with park news and working on itinerary strategies. Her mission is to stay on top of Disney’s promotions that will earn you the most magic for your vacation dollar. She is especially excited to share tips for avoiding long lines in order to maximize your Disney experience. It is her passion to help families plan a stress-free, memory-filled, magical vacation! After all, “all you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust.”—- Peter Pan
Colleen Dean -Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
Kim Hakes - Hi Ho Planner | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim has a great passion for all things Disney. Along with her extensive 14 year experience planning trips to the Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line for her large extended family ranging in age from young children to grandparents, she has also planned overseas adventures as well. Kim is a Georgia Tech grad in the College of Engineering and brings her tech savvy and logistics expertise with her to assist first time visitors, as well as, long time Disney vacationers with their plans to create the perfect getaway.
Whether an adult getaway, family vacation, or extended family extravaganza, Kim is ready to assist you with all aspects of your magical vacation – from selecting a resort to celebrating a special occasion with Mickey and friends and everything in between. A mother to three Disney loving teens ages 13-18, Kim cannot wait to help you make some Disney magic!
Beth Landry -Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
Beth’s love of all things Disney began at the age of 4 when her grandparents took her to Disney World for the first time. That love reached a whole new level, when she took her husband, Paul, to Disney World for the first time for their anniversary. Since that trip in 2003, they have been to Disney World, Disneyland, cruised on Disney Cruise Line and done Adventures by Disney. In addition to planning her own travel, Beth has planned many trips for both friends and family. Her favorite planning accomplishment to date is an amazing vow renewal for her and Paul at Walt Disney World with 30 friends and family, complete with 7 events over a 3-day weekend. It was the trip of a lifetime for her guests and that’s what she hopes to create for all her clients. With her wealth of Disney experience, Beth is positive that she can create a trip that will be full of lasting memories for everyone in your party. As Walt Disney said “If you can dream it, you can do it!” and Beth is here to make that happen.
Tara Tatman - Hi Ho Planner | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tara and her husband have lived in Northeast Ohio for their entire lives and are enjoying raising their 3 children there as well. She prides herself in building long lasting relationships with her customers. She makes it a point to get to know her customers and their families so that she can help to ensure a memorable experience while everyone is visiting the happiest place on earth. While she and her family tend to take most of their trips to Disney World, they have also visited EuroDisney, Disneyland and have taken cruises on Disney Cruise Line. All of their experiences have been unique and tailored to what their family enjoys doing and she looks forward to helping you and your families have the same experiences. Remember that no matter what park you are visiting- walking up Main Street and looking at the Castle at the center of the park is a moment you will never forget.
Donna Bickert -Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
Donna loves everything about the Mouse — and luckily, her whole family does too. She lives with her husband in Dallas but visits her daughter, a recent college grad and cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, as often as possible!
Donna has visited Walt Disney World more times than she can count, loves to celebrate holidays there and enjoy all the special events in the parks. However, her real passion is cruising! She has sailed numerous times on all 4 Disney Cruise Line ships, including special itineraries and embarkations from several different ports around the world.
This intimate knowledge of Disney Cruise Line & Walt Disney World gives her insight and inspiration when helping you plan your perfect Disney adventure. From a romantic couple’s getaway or an all-adult party to multi-generational family fun…she can help make your Disney dreams come true!
Nicole Robbins - Hi Ho Planner | firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole began her Disney journey at a very young age growing up visiting the Disney magic with her family. This journey continued as a Walt Disney World cast member and today Nicole enjoys sharing the magic with her husband and three daughters. Nicole’s personal experiences range from visits to Walt Disney World as well as the Disney Cruise Line and recently she fulfilled a lifetime family dream of visiting Disneyland. Her main drive is to create magical memories that will last a lifetime. Nicole will work with you to find the perfect Disney experience to fit your families needs. She believes there is no better investment than time well spent with your family. Nicole and her family love all things Disney so keeping up with all of the magical changes is natural. Nicole is confident she will add value to your Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii, or Adventures By Disney experience!
Jessica Cochran -Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
Jessica first fell in love with Disney when she watched her 2 year old daughter dressed as Tinkerbell “fly” down Main Street USA. Since then she has visited Walt Disney World with her family and friends multiple times a year, and her love for it grows more with each trip! Jessica is from “The South” – Southern hospitality runs through her veins! She and her husband enjoy the magic of Disney with their four children, ages 4-11. Jessica’s youngest child has Down syndrome, which has given her years of experience planning vacations with unique needs. Her entire family has participated in Run Disney events, as well enjoyed vacations aboard Disney Cruise Lines. Whether you are planning for a large family or party of 2, Jessica is excited to share her expertise and knowledge with you!
Alexis Castillo - Hi Ho Planner | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexis is a wife and mother to one Disney loving daughter. Trips to Disney World started at a young age and continued into adulthood. Disneyland became her home away from home while living in California. Her love of Disney has since evolved to include RunDisney races. Alexis is sought after to provide insight on race weekend planning. When you can’t find Alexis in the parks, she is probably on one of the Disney Cruise line ships. DCL experiences has quickly become one of her favorite vacations. Whether it be a quick 3 day getaway or a week long Caribbean vacation, she can assist you from start to finish. Alexis looks forward to helping you discover just how magical a vacation can be for you and your family!
Melissa Roe -Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
How do you possibly travel so much with 5 children is a question Melissa gets asked often? Having started her traveling adventures with her first daughter at a young age, Melissa knows how to plan for trips of small families to large families. Disney is part of her family. With 5 children, ages 9 and under with 2 sets of twins, taking the stress out of vacation planning is what Melissa excels at. Melissa is eager to work with you to plan your trip to any of the Disney magical locations and help you get to see the joy in the eyes of your loved ones like she does every time she goes “Home”.
Gustavo Barroso - Hi Ho Planner | firstname.lastname@example.org
Se incorpora a HiHo Vacations para planear experiencias mágicas y apoyar a viajeros de habla hispana.
Él y su esposa Sandra han trabajado para “el ratón” en varias ocasiones: en Disney College Programs de Disney World y The Walt Disney Company México. Tienen en sus venas plasmado el ofrecer un excelente servicio al cliente.
Papás de tres increíbles hijos, actualmente viviendo en Querétaro, México. Todos comparten una fascinación por el universo Disney.
Su adicción es viajar en Cruceros Disney; están por subirse a su séptimo y ya tienen reservado otros dos. También disfrutan mucho hacer visitas recurrentes a Parques Disney, lo cual los mantiene actualizados con todas las novedades y cambios que hay. Gustavo recientemente completó el RunDisney Dopey Challenge de 4 días haciendo 5k, 10k, medio maratón y maratón completo en Walt Disney World.
¡Les encantará ayudarte a planear tus vacaciones mágicas en Disney y experiencias increíbles que nunca olvidarás!
Amy Maharas -Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
Amy is the mom of two Disney-loving teens and a husband who loves RunDisney races, but she prefers to relax at the Polynesian or Wilderness Lodge. The family’s favorite resort is Aulani, and they also love Disney cruises, of course! As a former elementary teacher, Amy enjoys helping families consider the needs of all ages and Disney experience levels. She would be thrilled to add a touch of magic to your next vacation!
Gabriela "Gaby" Garcia-Naranjo - Hi Ho Planner | firstname.lastname@example.org
Gaby is one of our fully bilingual planners (100% Spanish and English). While growing up in the border cities of Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, CA, Gaby enjoyed frequent trips to Disneyland with her family and friends. Some of her favorite childhood & adult memories are at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. She will find ANY excuse to drive up to Anaheim, CA to visit the parks and catch her favorite show: Fantasmic!
Gaby’s Disney expertise as well as rigorous attention to detail will help make your vacation hassle free, fun and memorable. Whether you’re a new or returning Disney guest, Gaby will make sure your vacations is perfect for you and your family’s needs.
Pam Nimon -Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
Pam is an avid Disney fan who wants to help you plan the perfect vacation filled with Disney magic. With a husband and two energetic boys who also love Disney, Star Wars and superheroes, she understands the details involved in planning a Disney vacation that the entire family will love. She will guide you through all aspects of the planning process – from choosing a resort, to making dining reservations, to booking FastPasses. She can help create a vacation specific to your family’s needs, leaving you less stressed and able to spend more time with your family creating memories to last a lifetime.
Ashley Wilson - Hi Ho Planner | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley is an avid Disney lover with a passion for travel. Her love for Disney began with her daughter’s first trip at 2 1/2 years old, watching her run into Mickey’s arms for a hug is a memory she’ll never forget. Since that first trip, Disney isn’t just a vacation, but a lifestyle. Staying in different resorts with each visit is one of her favorite things about Disney!
Jill Lanyon -Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
Jill is a mother to two young girls! She is a native Texan and lives in Dallas. Though she never went to Disney as a child, she has always loved all things Disney. She fell in love with the planning process when she decided to take her own children. Watching them in awe meeting ALL of the princesses and seeing how her hard work and strategy paid off, made her want to plan another one right away! She would love to assist you in making your trip just as magical as if it were her own!
Lindsay Douglas - Hi Ho Planner | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsay’s love for Disney has started since day one. Vacationing at Disney has always been a part of growing up. A mother of 3 children, a former RN, Lindsay has channeled her caring nature to helping families plan their magical Disney vacations. As a seasoned Disney vacation traveler, Lindsay can help you plan your visit to a Disney Park, Disney Cruise line, Aulani, and Adventures by Disney. In addition to her expertise in Disney vacation packages, Lindsay has the experience to help you plan vacations to Universal Studios, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and Karisma Hotels. Whatever your vacation plans may be, Lindsay is ready to make those visions a reality.
Bronson Painter -Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
Bronson Painter has always been a huge Disney fan. After spending years traveling to the Disney parks, Bronson and his wife decided to become Disney Vacation Club Members. Taking his children and grandchildren to the Disney parks every year is one of his greatest joys. Surprising his kids with unexpected trips and celebrating many milestone events have created the kind of magical memories that will last a lifetime. Not only is Bronson an avid traveler to Walt Disney World, he has also visited Disneyland and is a seasoned Disney cruiser. Bronson is also well versed in other Disney properties such as Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort and Aulani Resort in Hawaii where he hopes to visit in 2022. With Bronson’s travel experience as a father and grandfather, he is confident his unique perspective with aid in your vacation plans and will help your family create lifelong magical memories.
Penny Daniel - Hi Ho Planner | firstname.lastname@example.org
Penny comes to Hi Ho Vacations after over 20 years at Boeing as a Manufacturing Engineering Planner. Maintaining high quality standards and the ability to coordinate many details into an efficient plan are two of her best skills. These strong skills will now be applied with the same focus for your vacations. Penny is a wife, mom, and grandmother who makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. She has planned her own family’s Disney trips, as well as being the de facto Disney vacation guru for friends and coworkers for decades. Penny credits growing up overseas with her love for traveling and claims the adventure of it truly nourishes her soul. Penny’s approach to vacationing is always to craft itineraries filled with mindfully selected experiences to create delight in the moment, as well as also becoming those cherished family memories that are called to mind for years to come. Her desire is to create a similarly personalized vacation experience for her clients.
Jennifer Russel -Hi Ho Planner | email@example.com
Jennifer is an experienced travel planner who has traveled to Disney World countless times, throughout the Caribbean and Mexico, and even as far as Australia and New Zealand. She is a wife and mother of 2 boys, all of whom are Disney fanatics. Her family always has at least the next three trips on the calendar. Jennifer specializes in matching you with the best resort for your vacation goals. Her objective is to ensure that you have an easy and magical travel planning experience, whether it be to a Disney destination or beyond!