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MickeyTravels Agent Virtual Meet & Greet with Erin Toomey-Christie

MickeyTravels is excited to bring back The MickeyTravels Agent Virtual Meet & Greet! We feature a different MickeyTravels agent on a regular basis. We’re proud to have the best Disney Travel agents in the world as part of our MickeyTravels team and this will allow you to get to know them even better. Today the spotlight shines on Erin Toomey-Christie from Chicago, IL!

Name​: Erin Toomey-Christie

Where are you from?​ Chicago, IL

First memory of Disney?​ Magic Kingdom! I was actually an adult when I first visited Disney World. I remember stepping onto Main Street and being overwhelmed by all of its charm and magic. I knew I was hooked.

What makes Disney MAGICAL in your eyes?​ The detail, attention, and ingenuity behind every aspect of the parks and resorts is extraordinary. I truly feel transported to my happy place the moment I board the Magical Express. No matter how many times I visit, I always find something new to explore and enjoy on each trip.

Favorite Disney destination and why?​ Walt Disney World! Whenever I visit, I feel happy and carefree. My husband and I love traveling to Disney together so we can experience all of the attractions and shows, enjoy the many amazing restaurants, explore the theming of each resort, and immerse ourselves in Walt’s vision. We are so excited to introduce our son (arriving in September!) to the magic of Disney World, too!

Walt Disney World is so MAGICAL!

Favorite Disney Character and why?​ I have so many favorite characters from Ariel to Elsa. But I’d say I’m a Mickey Mouse fan because he’s the mouse that started it all!

Favorite Disney Attraction and why? ​This is such a hard one for me because I love so many of them! As of right now, I’d say it’s a tie between Splash Mountain and Haunted Mansion. These are my must-ride attractions when I visit Disney. I love the theming and whimsy of Splash Mountain, and I can’t get enough of the detail and imagination behind Haunted Mansion; plus, it’s a Disney classic!

Favorite Disney Resort and why?​ Disney’s BoardWalk Inn! We LOVE it’s amazing location, which is walking distance to the International Gateway at Epcot. We also love the theming! It’s so much fun to explore the BoardWalk, check out the restaurants and shops located there, and watch the boats float by on Crescent Lake.

Favorite Disney Restaurant and why? ​California Grill is my FAVORITE! First of all, it’s location at the very top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort is incredible; you truly cannot beat the view here. Plus, the food is exceptional! It’s always fresh and flavorful, and I’m often sad when I finish my meal! We also love to watch the fireworks at Magic Kingdom from the rooftop deck. We make it a point to stop here on every trip!

California Grill in Walt Disney World has a great view of the fireworks!

Favorite Disney Quick Service Restaurant and why? ​La Cantina de San Angel in Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion is very yummy. It’s fun to grab-and-go items like nachos or chips and guacamole or to sit down and enjoy some tacos or empanadas at one of the tables alongside the World Showcase Lagoon.

3 Disney characters you’d like to have dinner with and why?​ 1. Genie – he’d definitely bring some laughter and fun to any dinner party. 2. Olaf – he’d brighten up things with his warm hugs. 3. Mickey Mouse – because he’s Mickey Mouse, and what’s a dinner party without Mickey?! Favorite Disney snack and why?​ I am obsessed with the sugar sprinkle cookie from the BoardWalk Bakery. It’s so good that during my most recent visit I brought several back home with me and put them in the freezer to enjoy later! Although, I’m also a sucker for an ice cream sundae from the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor on Magic Kingdom’s Main Street.

Favorite Disney Movie and why?​ ​The Little Mermaid​ is my all-time favorite Disney movie. I remember seeing this film in the theater with my mom, which is a special memory in itself. I wanted to be Ariel! I loved her singing voice, her passion, and her amazing hair. (Yes, I did style my bangs like Ariel for quite a while.) But I also admired her bravery to fight for what she loves – whether her friends like Flounder or her true love, Prince Eric. I love that I can board a clam shell at “Under the Sea” in Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland and ride my way through the film!

Under the Sea and the Little Mermaid inside Fantasyland at Walt Disney World

3 Favorite Disney Songs and why?​ 1. “Part of Your World” from ​The Little Mermaid. There’s something about this song that makes me want to sing it publicly to the embarrassment of friends and family members. 2. “Colors of the Wind” from ​Pocahontas. I love the melody, lyrics, and message of this song. 3. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from ​The Lion King. It’s such a pretty song, and it really does capture the feeling of love! Disney character you’re most similar to and why?​ I think I have a little Princess Anna in me, or should I say, a little of Princess Anna’s awkwardness in me. I also think I share some of her optimism and compassion – and we definitely have similar bedhead in the morning.

If you could be one Disney character for a day who would it be and why?​ I’d love to be Princess Tiana! She’s smart, independent, kind, brave, daring, and an exceptional cook! I’d love to learn some kitchen tricks and tips from her!

Princess Tiana at Walt Disney World

If you could work at one of the Disney theme parks, what job would you want and why?​ I’d love to be a performer in any of the Disney Parks! I think it would be so rewarding to interact with guests as their favorite characters or as one of Disney’s many parade performers. I’d be happy doing anything that put a smile on guests’ faces!

Best part about being a MickeyTravels Disney Travel Agent?​ Forming so many wonderful relationships with so many wonderful families! I love getting to know people from across the world, and it’s very fulfilling to help families plan the perfect Disney trip! It brings me so much joy when I can help make my clients’ vacations memorable and magical.

Why should I book my vacation with you? ​I’d love to form a partnership with you as you plan your next vacation to one of Disney’s many magical destinations! Together, we can customize the perfect vacation for you, including your resort accommodations, dining options, touring plans, FastPass+ selections, etc. My priority is YOU and your family, and I am committed to ensuring your Disney vacation is memorable, special, and stress-free. I’d love to add some magic to your future Disney trip!

Contact me at for all my free Disney vacation planning services.  I can’t wait to hear from you and to help make memories that will last forever!


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