About the Author



In addition to writing for WDW Magazine, Jessi works at Destinations to Travel as a travel agent specializing in Disney Destinations and as an Executive Assistant for the Gun Lake Tribe. She is also Mom to son Gavin and rescue kitty Monkey. Jessi is a graduate of The Disney College of Knowledge and a former Cast Member. No WDW vacation is complete without riding Haunted Mansion as many times as possible, playing Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom and Starbucks on Main Street.

How Many Disney Parks are There and What Resorts Did You Miss?

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How many Disney Parks are there, and what about other Disney Resorts? There are 12 Disney Parks, located at six different resorts: Disneyland California Adventure Magic Kingdom EPCOT Disney’s Hollywood Studios Disney’s Animal Kingdom Disneyland Paris Walt Disney Studios Park Hong Kong Disneyland Shanghai Disneyland Tokyo Disneyland Tokyo Disney Sea But… there are nine Disney … Read More

How to be a Disney Travel Agent


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I’ve got some great news! Destinations To Travel is HIRING, and we want YOU to join our Ohana! Take your love and excitement for Disney, plan trips for others, and make money while you’re at it! Being a Disney travel agent sounds like a dream job, doesn’t it? WHY I LOVE MY JOB Let’s skip … Read More

How Far In Advance Can I Book A Disney Trip?


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The number one question I get asked as a travel agent when it comes to booking Walt Disney World vacations is: “How far in advance can I book a Disney trip?” Keep in mind that this “fluid” situation at WDW and all other Disney Destinations is constantly changing, but here’s what I can tell you. 2020 … Read More

A Day In The Life Of A Disney Travel Agent


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What’s it like to live a day in the shoes of a Disney travel agent? Rumors, research, and r-experience. Wait. Coffee, craziness, and c-organization. Yeah, that’s still not quite right. You see, being a travel agent is INCREDIBLE. It isn’t for everyone—you have to have that desire to organize, to please, to go to infinity … Read More

What Disney Wants You To Know Before Your Disney Vacation


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There are two things Disney wants you to know before your Disney vacation (to the most magical place on Earth)! As a travel agent with Destinations To Travel, I can tell you that these two things are pixie dust and Dole Whip—or magic and necessity, depending on your perspective! We all want our trips to … Read More

Six Tips For Visiting Disney World Right Now



The good news first, YOU’RE GOING TO WALT DISNEY WORLD! And the bad news is, with things changing almost daily at the most magical place in the world, how do you stay on top of all of it? Well, don’t worry because we’ve got you covered! WDW is still magical and with the top things … Read More