Plan a Disney Trip the Stress Free Way with Inside Tips: Meet Nina, A Magical Vacation Planner

Have you ever been to Disney World?

We have- twice.

The first time we went, I called the Disney 1-800 number, spoke to a random person, booked the trip and went on with life.  It worked.

The second time around, I had heard of Nina from TMC Travel Magical Vacation Planner, from Milk Allergy Mom’s Facebook page.  I decided to give Nina a call.  Why not?  It was worth a shot.

I called Nina and she immediately answered.  I instantly felt at ease with her and we chatted away.  It’s not everyday I get to chat with another food allergy mom!  YES… you read that right.  Nina’s children have food allergies so she understood my every concern.

Nina asked all of the important questions:

When did we want to go to Disney?

What was our budget?  (Budget?  What budget?!?!)

What kind of room did we want to stay in?  (Standard room or suite or somewhere in between)

How many days were we planning?

Did we want to include the meal plan?

Did we want to go to a park every day?

Which parks did we want to go to?

And so on.

Nina gave me different price quotes for different possible hotels within Disney.  She answered my various questions without delay over the following days.

She even gave me tips that I didn’t know about last trip.  We requested the room receive a deep clean.  Nina gave me tips about the requests for special diets.  While we brought SG’s food with us from the hotel, we did dine free of SG’s allergens, as well as my special dietary needs.

Nina helped me pick the best days to schedule the parks.  Two years ago around Christmas, the park closed early for Mickey’s Christmas party- cookies and milk.  We didn’t want to be there again on the day it closed early.  Nina helped me choose the right days and we were happy to be at Magic Kingdom for a full day.  Nina also clued me in on cool things- like telling us the crowd calendar for the days we were considering.  It helped us pick the dates.  We were thrilled to know we were going on lower crowd calendar days.

Nina helped us the entire time.

She answered multiple emails from me.

And I asked LOTS of questions:

“Is Fantasmic a good thing to Fastpass?  Is it too scary for a four year old?”

“Do you recommend Fantasmic over the Toy Story ride?”

“I couldn’t get the 7 Dwarfs ride for a fastpass before 6:50 pm so I didn’t do it.  Do I just keep checking daily?  Tomorrow can you look at what I’ve scheduled?”

“Is The Great Movie Ride good?  And are there any things that might scare a 4 year old on the ride?”

“So I’m in central time. So shouldn’t I be able to get our fast passes at 11:01 pm my time?” (For the day I could book our fast passes)

“Let’s talk restaurants! We want to have lunch in the park. (We will pack SG’s lunch.) Can we bring her lunch into the sit down restaurants?”

“I think I’ll book Liberty Tree tomorrow. Do I call you? I have a few dining needs of my own plus I eat dairy and egg free to keep SG safe.”

Nina also helped me with “My Disney” app.  Nina helped me pick the fast passes in the best order.  I randomly picked some and emailed her.  She advised me to the same passes but in a better order that didn’t have us running back and forth around the park.  Now that’s service!

Nina even sent us some extra goodies in the mail for using her as our vacation planner.  That was super sweet, unexpected, and certainly didn’t happen the first go round with the random person from trip number one.

Nina even advised me on where to have the Magic Bands delivered.  We traveled from Iowa to South Carolina to pick up my parents and kept heading south to Florida.  In the middle of choosing our magic bands, I emailed Nina and asked where to have them delivered.  Iowa?  South Carolina?  She helped me, assured me that the bands would arrive on time and that was that.  If Nina wasn’t my planner, what would I have done?  I don’t know!  Having Nina as a vacation planner was like having my very own, very accessible and knowledgeable friend with me every step of the way!  

Nina is an amazing Disney Travel Agent.

And she has a NO FEE policy if she is the agent on your trip! 

Seriously, I didn’t pay to use her services.

I didn’t pay the first go round and got okay service with the random 1-800 number.  The job was done.

But with Nina, the service was EXCELLENT.  I had someone to answer my endless questions and emails.  I had someone to email if I had a bump in the road, so to speak.  I had someone to help me with every little detail.  For free.

And not just some random person somewhere.  Someone that listened to my story, helped us plan a trip that met our special needs and someone who I came to think of as a friend.

She helped us tremendously in planning our trip and made the planning a breeze!

If Disney is in your plans, I highly recommend giving Nina a call before you book your trip.  She is a no fee Disney Travel Agent if she books your trip.  She does custom planning with all bookings.  She specializes in food allergies, special diets, and families.  Even if you have no food allergies, Nina is your gal.

Nina can help book your next trip to:  Disneyland, Walt Disney World Resorts, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Aulani, a new Disney Resort in Hawaii.

Please visit Nina on her Facebook page here, her blog “The Dingle Hopper”, e-mail her at or give her a call at 734-890-2350.  Please let her know that Ellie from Blessed Little Family sent you.

Here's Nina at Epcot with her family.

Here’s Nina at Epcot with her family.

***I have not been paid to write this for Nina.  I may receive a small referral fee for each person who books a trip with Nina if you mention Ellie sent you.  All opinions are my own.  And Nina really is amazing and a tremendous help!***