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Meet Mel of Mickey by Mel

Mel Rhodes

Meet Mel of Mickey by Mel

You’ve probably figured out that I am Mel and I love Mickey! I thought I would give my readers a little bit of background about me. My name is Melissa Rhodes and I am a stay at home mom to two wonderful children (ages 5 and 7) and I am a Disney Vacation Specialist.

Let me guess, your next question is, “What the heck is a Disney Vacation Specialist?” I help busy families plan their dream Disney vacation using their real vacation budget! Planning a Disney vacation requires a lot of time and knowledge and most of my clients are looking for a resource to help them wade through all of the information. That is what I do, I help you make sense of all your choices and help you make decisions that fit your budget and your desires. And once all those decisions are made, I take care of all the details from resort reservations to dining, even special events so that you don’t have to worry about it, all you have to do is arrive and unpack! No two people are alike, so why should you get a cookie-cutter vacation?

My love for Disney goes back to 1978. I was a year old when I first toddled through the gates of the Magic Kingdom. Since that first fateful visit, I would add over 40 Disney visits to my resume. Disney is more than a place to me, it is a place where memories are made. I remember being a little girl and going to the Magic Kingdom with my grandparents. I have since lost both of them but I remember standing on Main Street watching the parade with them while my grandmother clapped and my grandfather tried to look upset (he wasn’t, but he didn’t want anyone else to know that). I remember my mom and I standing at Epcot watching IllumiNations while I told her about the boy I loved (he is now my husband). I can’t stand next to her and watch the fireworks anymore but I know that she is by my side laughing.

Now I am the mom and we take our two children to Disney all the time. They know their way around and what they love and where they want to go. But most of all, they laugh and have fun and for just a little while we all forget about schoolwork or meetings and we spend time together, laughing.

That is what is at the heart of what I do and why. To help families find those same moments of love and laughter and togetherness. I would love to help you plan your next Disney vacation to create some memories of you own!

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