Starting in 2014
Jo 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 Disneyland! Her love for Disney is a trait she is proud to have inherited from her father and to now be passing along to her 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.
Jo specializes in Disney, Universal, and Sandals/Beaches vacations, but holds many certifications to help with whatever your dream vacation might be!
Training and Certifications
- Graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge and Disney Agent Education Program at Walt Disney World
- Universal Parks and Resorts Specialist Program
- Certified Sandals Specialist
- Palace Resorts
- Atlantis Bahamas
- AMResorts (Dreams, Secrets, Breathless, Now, Sunscape, Zoetry)
- Royal Caribbean Expert Program
- Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Seminar at Sea
- Carnival Cruise Line
- SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Specialist Program (SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and Sesame Place)
Experience and Specialties
- Walt Disney World
- Universal Studios Orlando
- Disney Cruise Line
- Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- Hard Rock Resorts
- Palace Resorts
- Major US destinations
- Many countries throughout the world
Contact Jo to book your vacation!
Testimonials for Jo
“Jo does an excellent job!! She strives to get you the best possible deal. Jo booked our 35th wedding anniversary trip this year. We gave her a budget and what we were looking for and she knocked it out of the park!!”
“It was easy and stress free! We found the things she recommended were awesome!! It was nice to have someone who knew about the different resorts and about the smaller details. We went to Universal one day during our trip and Jo set up a ride for us from our resort to the park. It was a very nice car service and was really convenient. Several time while on our trip we said we were glad she told us about where we were eating or what we were doing. Like Boo Bash! I’m not sure I’d have tried it without Jo’s recommendation.”
Super knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with! Jo custom built a trip for our large family on a limited budget that was just right for us!
“Jo was fantastic! She was quick to respond and always had an answer. She even helped by calling Disney for me and waiting in the long queue to rent a cabana. She was extremely helpful, nice, and I would definitely recommend her to anyone traveling to Disney World.” -Trovel Family
“Jo was fantastic in helping my daughter plan and execute our family Disneyland vacation. She was very attentive to details and responsive to our many questions.” -NJ Family
Jo is an absolute superstar! Navigating a Disney trip over this past year has been insane and we would have been so lost without her invaluable assistance. She was on it every step of the way, keeping us up to date on all the park changes as they reopened and got us rebooked not once, but twice! I couldn’t imagine this trip happening if we hadn’t used Magical Memory Planners. Thank you, thank you so much!
She was so easy to work with and had an answer to every question (and there were many). It was so relaxing knowing she was right on top of everything.
Jo booked us on our first family cruise and it was absolute perfection! The kids had a great time but most importantly we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Jo was attentive and made sure we had everything planned, arranged and packed (their tips list was a godsend when I was running around trying to pack) so that when the day actually came it was smooth sailing! Don’t tell our kids but we’re having her help plan our first family trip to Disney next!
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!