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Ellen Riley

Travel Consultant

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I am a military wife who loves to travel with her husband and two children.  As a family, we love all things Disney. We love going to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and taking the Disney Cruise.  It would be my dream vacation to go on an Adventures by Disney tour with my family as an add-on to a Disney Cruise.

I love the classic rides that we can do all together as a family when we visit the Disney theme parks.  Probably the ride that I feel I will never be too old to do is the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, it just makes me smile.  Although I do enjoy the classic rides, I also love to mix it up with thrills, for example when we go to Disney California Adventure going on the Guardians of the Galaxy is a must.

I also love to experience food when we travel.  When I go to Walt Disney World, having a Dole Whip is an absolute must!  I also enjoy tasting the various snacks from around the world in Epcot, getting the troll horn in Norway is something I often enjoy as well.  

The best memory I have of Walt Disney World is finding a great spot to watch the fireworks at Cinderella and sticking to that spot despite rain coming.  The rain cleared up just in time for the fireworks show and because I had stayed even in the rain I had the perfect spot in front of the castle with almost no crowd.  The show was magical, Once Upon A Time really should not be missed!

I don’t just love Disney, on trips to Universal Studios, having a frozen butterbeer from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a refreshing diversion.  Walking through the park there while drinking a butterbeer makes me feel like I am experiencing the Harry Potter movie in real life.

I love planning vacations for people to take their families on a memorable trip.  Helping families make memories together brings me great joy, I especially love it when clients share pictures with me of their families enjoying a special moment together.  Planning a trip that many generations of one family can experience together gives great satisfaction.