Jo lives in North Carolina with her husband and 2 girls. She has been planning vacations with Magical Memory Planners since 2014. She grew up all over the world and now calls North Carolina home, but her favorite place will always be Walt Disney World! Her love for Disney is a trait she is proud to have inherited from her father and to now be passing along to her two daughters.
As a person with food sensitivities and special dietary needs, she is very familiar with safe dining options with Disney and other destinations. You can read her article about Disney Dining with Special Diets here.
Graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, Disney Agent Education Program at Walt Disney World, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Seminar at Sea.
Certifications from Universal Parks and Resorts Specialist Program, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Specialist Program (SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and Sesame Place), and Royal Caribbean Expert Program, Palace Resorts, Atlantis Bahamas, AMResorts (Dreams, Secrets, Breathless, Now, Sunscape, Zoetry), and Carnival Cruise Line.
Personal travel experience includes Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Studios Orlando, Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Hard Rock Resorts, Palace Resorts, major US destinations and many countries throughout the world.
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My husband and I have been to Disneyland several times and have always made our own travel plans. We love Disney but at times it can be overwhelming – there’s so much to plan to make sure we get to see and do everything that we want to do. For our latest trip to Disneyland, Jo made all of our arrangements for us. She was nothing short of AMAZING. She first asked us what our priorities were for hotel, parks, budget, etc., and then she proceeded to make sure every detail of our trip was done to our complete satisfaction. She gave us a lot of useful information about the parks, confirmed our hotel, and even made our dinner reservations! Her knowledge of Disneyland was invaluable. When you decide to visit a Disney property, Jo is the first person you should contact. She truly enjoys working with Disney and during the process she is as excited for your family trip as if she’s going to travel with you!!
My husband and I were planning our wedding in Disney World and his sister had referred us to Jo. Jo was awesome through the entire planning process. I asked to make a lot of changes and Jo was on top of it every time! She is super patient and helpful. She knows a ton of information to answer all your questions. She will make sure that your trip is set up just the way you want it! I would definitely go back to her when we plan another Disney trip! Thank you, Jo!
Having Jo plan our Disney vacation was a game-changer. She knows Disney inside and out, and she made sure that the three days my boys (1 and 3) spent in Disney were memorable and exciting by catering to their interests. She really took the stress away from the planning by taking care of every detail, and always being available and responsive. And it’s free! Jo will be the first person I call when we are ready to make our next Disney plans
Jo helped to coordinate our first Disney Cruise with our party of 8 and she did a superb job!! We didn’t have to worry about a thing as she took care of every magical detail along with some fun surprises for our trip. We loved every minute of our trip and our time with family! We look forward to working with her in planning our WDW trip in the near future. Thank you so much, Jo!! God Bless!
Jo came into our lives when we needed her most and I will never plan a Disney trip again without her! Every detail was covered, my questions answered, accommodations were PERFECT, and FastPasses and dining reservations made for us (and changed multiple times) in advance. Jo was enthusiastic about every detail and helped us meet all our needs and wants. Jo’s help took our Disney trip to the next level and I could not be more grateful.
Jo is awesome and so helpful! She has been able to get me great reservations for so many fun things and made sure that I know all the things to do to make this trip awesome for my son and I! It seems like no matter what time of day I have a question I hear back from her quickly.
Jo helped us plan our first Disney cruise. She was so helpful and knew the answers to all my questions. We had great communication, she sent me emails and info I didn’t even know I needed! Highly recommend!!!
Jo is wonderfully knowledgeable and amazing! She helped plan a fabulous Disney World trip for my family, which included my husband, 8-year-old son, and 86-year-old mother. We ALL came back joyous, sane, and ready to do it again. One of the things I appreciate most about working with Jo is her experience and insight. For instance, I was tempted not to get the Disney Dining package because the per meal cost made it more expensive than I thought I might pay on my own. When I asked Jo to share her honest opinion, she helped me understand the cost of food in Disney and that I would likely end up eating less favorable food with greater stress but paying more for it without a dining plan; I was convinced. My family and I could not have been happier with that decision. We were able to make all of our reservations ahead of time, had MUCH better food than we would have otherwise, had enough snacks to take some back home, and had very few out-of-pocket expenses during the trip other than tips. She was always responsive to email, check on us a day or two before our trip, made sure we could reach her during our travels and sent up an email to welcome us home. We are already working with her to plan our next Disney vacation.
Jo was awesome to work with! Our whole trip ran perfectly smooth. Definitely will use her again.
As a total theme park novice, I had no idea how to begin on planning a trip to Universal Studios. Thanks to Jo’s totally spot on guidance, we had the time of our lives. She couldn’t be lovelier or more helpful.