Desiree Hoelzle

Once upon a time, I found myself parenting a very, very Belle-obsessed 3-year-old. She wore yellow daily for two years and had two Belle-themed birthday parties. Beauty and the Beast was our life day in and day out.

I had gone to Walt Disney World several times growing up and loved it (who doesn’t love it as a kid?!), so the time came to bring our little family finally in 2016. We took my mini-Belle and our infant son to Walt Disney World for what became an essentially Belle-themed vacation. We did Enchanted Tales with Belle on repeat. We ate lunch in “Be Our Guest” at the Beast’s Castle. We RACED to meet “blue dress Belle” in the France Pavilion and were the last ones allowed to meet her for the day. We Trick-or-Treated at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dressed in our Disney best (my daughter as Belle, my husband as the Beast, Me as Snow White, and our baby as Dopey).

It was magical. And I was so excited to go back again.

It took a few years, but we eventually returned as our kids were older…and then again…and then again…and then again. I realized that Disney Parks and Resorts have everything—for everyone in our family, including the grandparents!

We can spend the days doing rides, watching amazing shows, experiencing immersive magic, and still spend a day or two of our trip chilling by a pool completely relaxed. We can eat dinner at a beautiful restaurant and know there’s a mac and cheese or chicken nugget option for our picky eater. We can travel knowing there’s a way to do a Disney vacation on a budget (for about what it costs just to rent a house at the Jersey shore for a week!) or go-big-or-go-home.

The idea to become a Travel Agent was born out of my love of travel and all things Disney and my entrepreneurial background serving others in my photography business. My travel clients’ experiences are always my biggest priority.

Disney vacations are not one-size-fits-all; that’s what I love best about them. There are so many options, personalizations, and ways to plan a perfect trip that suits the needs of each of my clients. I love to help prepare the best resort, the best package, the best parks, the best dining options, and the best Genie + strategy individually for my clients. I love sharing my tips and experiences to help make a first-timer’s (or first-time-in-a-long-timer’s) Disney vacation seamless.

And if you want to know….
– My favorite park is Disney’s Hollywood Studios
– My favorite ride in all of Walt Disney World is Pirates of the Caribbean (or Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway)
– My favorite Disney meal I’ve ever had is at Tiana’s Palace in Disneyland (the cornbread)
– My favorite ride to Rope Drop Early Entry is Flight of Passage in Animal Kingdom– the queue here is so cool and immersive
– My favorite nighttime show is Fantasmic

Desiree can be contacted via email at

Instagram is @plandisneywithdes
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