Melissa McGill is a travel planner from New York City with a proficiency for planning and budgeting, and a love of all things Disney! A self professed Disnerd and Foolish Mortal, she has enjoyed multiple family trips to Disney World and finds the planning just as exciting as the actual trip! During her trips to Disney World, you’ll find Melissa on her favorite attraction, The Haunted Mansion, hugging her favroite character Eeyore, and eating as many Dole Whips as possible.
Melissa's passion for planning comes from over 17 years of corporate project management, and goal setting process implementation experiences. She has also created tools to make the Disney trip planning process simpler and is very excited to implement these with clients to create a stress-free experience. Melissa truly can’t wait to help your family craft magical memories!
While she has visited many cities throughout the world, her favorite international city is London and she absolutely loves the Hawaiian Islands. She's also enjoyed staying at Sandals and cruising on Royal Caribbean ships as well. Melissa's bucket list trip is to travel to Italy one day with her husband and two children. Due to her ability to plan every detail and consider her clients' needs, Melissa is one of our Select Services agents and designs all sorts of specialized vacations.
When not planning trips, you’ll find her watching Disney or Harry Potter movies, having family game nights, or relaxing with a cup of tea. Her favorite Disney theme park is Epcot, her Hogwarts House is Hufflepuff, and her patronus is a Dachshund - their family has two senior Doxies!
Additionally, Melissa has chosen to partner with the Tunnel 2 Towers Fund. As a 9/11 Survivor, it's an important cause to her. Tunnel 2 Towers supports local families affected by 9/11 as well as fallen first responder families, military families, and veterans in need.
Melissa was amazing and such a pleasure to work with. She made going to Disney even more magical by planning and explaining everything to us. We knew exactly what rides our kids would enjoy and wouldn’t enjoy before we even got there because Melissa took the time to explain everything to us. She booked us a great charter breakfast and many other great dinner spots.
Melissa was helpful from beginning to end! She helped me with reservations for the Disney resort. She helped me to decide what tickets would best for us and the vacation we wanted. Melissa also helped with booking experiences and food while in the park! She truly made this vacation enjoyable and was great having a rough draft of what our days would look like!
Melissa was incredible. She’s organized, friendly, and responsive. Her planning tools were perfect and spending time with her made the trip so much better. She focuses on setting intentions and knowing what’s important to your family. This was incredibly practical advice for managing time in the parks and we had a wonderful trip because of her.
Melissa McGill is an amazing travel planner and a Disney guru. She understands that travel is very personal and that your needs and ideal vacation is unique. I am so lucky we used her for this trip, especially due to our busy work lives and the complication of having an infant to travel with, she ensured we got the most out of our Disney experience: rides, characters and dining. Oh! and we were more than once grateful for the free Mouse & A Beach ponchos she included with our itinerary. She really prepared us for everything so we could relax and have fun. I felt like Melissa was available and ready to help any time I had questions. She got the best dining reservations and advised on how best to spend our time based on my personal family needs. Everything was personalized. While I was traveling and the days before leaving she was “there” to help make adjustments and hold my hand through some things on the Disney app I found confusing (even though she had thoroughly prepared me :-)