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MickeyTravels Agent Virtual Meet & Greet with Jennifer McCormack

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 Jennifer McCormack from Minnesota!

Name: Jennifer McCormack

Where are you from?  I live in St. Paul, Minnesota, but I am a Chicago South Sider, through and through!

First memory of Disney?  Singing at Disney Magic Music days in high school

What makes Disney MAGICAL in your eyes?  Disney is a place where adults can be carefree!  My kids and I can have the same amount of fun TOGETHER which I have to admit is not as common as I would like.  BUT I also have fun there without my kids. J  I enjoy that everyone at Disney is part of the story.  We are all players on stage in the fantasy.  Further, overall, the cast members on Disney property are second to none.

Favorite Disney destination and why? This is a toughie!  I cannot go a year without a trip (or 4) to Walt Disney World, but Aulani ranks up at least equal to WDW.  Aulani brings together Disney magic with a real-world culture of warm and welcoming people.  I have resonated with the Hawaiian people and culture since my first exposure a couple of decades ago because of the fact that everyone really is ohana.  Disney magic coupled with the Hawaiian culture is a very natural match.

Aulani is such a magical Disney destination
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Favorite Disney Character and why?  Jiminy Cricket is the Disney of my childhood, but more than that, he is Pinocchio’s conscience.  We all need a Jiminy Cricket.

Favorite Disney Attraction and why?  Toy Story Midway Mania!  This ride is pure joy for me!  This is probably partially because I’m competitive.  😉

Favorite Disney Resort and why?  Animal Kingdom Lodge.  When I enter into Jambo or Kidani, I truly feel like I am home.  It is warm and welcoming, awe-inspiring, and peaceful.  The cast members and African Cultural Representatives are always helpful and inclusive.  The resort activities are educational and more plentiful than other resorts, and my favorite restaurants on property are located at Animal Kingdom Lodge.  

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Favorite Disney Restaurant and why?  Boma.  Boma has plentiful options for the whole family.  They always offer the standard fare, but they also have traditional African menu items.  Food is always fresh, and the servers are wonderful!

Favorite Disney Quick Service Restaurant and why?  It is a toss up between Boulangerie Patisserie in Epcot and Flame Tree BBQ at Animal Kingdom.  The fresh and flavorful French baguettes and crème brulee at Boulangerie Patisserie are mouth-watering.  But Flame Tree BBQ with the slow cooked chicken, pulled pork and ribs make it impossible for me to resist when I am in Animal Kingdom!

3 Disney characters you’d like to have dinner with and why? Lady Tremaine, Drizella and Anastasia – Have you met those ladies?  They are a hoot! If I could add a fourth, Mad Hatter would be there, too!

Favorite Disney snack and why?  Citrus Swirl – I love the orange bird!

Favorite Disney Movie and why?   Monsters, Inc.  The premise of this movie is so clever, and it is a lesson that sometimes, we have to step outside of our narrow paths of understanding and consider alternative options in order to bring people together instead of perpetuate conflict.  It is also a story of friendship and loyalty.

Monster's Inc Movie

3 Favorite Disney Songs and why?  “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” because every time I hear the intro, I am transported to the queue at Toy Story Midway Mania with my family which is so much fun for me that it brings tears to my eyes.  “Monsters, Inc. Theme” because it is just such jazzy fun that I smile every time I hear it.  “Wishes” because Jiminy Cricket says, “Wishes can come true, if you believe in them with all your heart. And the best part is, you’ll never run out of wishes. There, shining deep down inside of you, cuz that my friends…is where the magic lives.”

Disney character you’re most similar to and why? Ha!  I think that I would have to say an older, wiser Merida. I’m still feisty and determined, but more thoughtful and deliberate… most of the time. 😉

If you could be one Disney character for a day who would it be and why? If I could be one Disney character for a day, it would be Tinkerbell because she is sassy and she can FLY!


If you could work at one of the Disney theme parks, what job would you want and why?  I know that this is silly, but I have always wanted to be a greeter at Magic Kingdom!  I want to pass out stickers to kids (and kids at heart), welcome them to this happy place, and answer questions to ensure a magical start to their day!

Best part about being a MickeyTravels Disney Travel Agent?  I LOVE that I can put all of this Disney knowledge, strategic expertise, and energy to use helping guests plan the most magical vacation possible while taking into consideration individual needs.

Why should I book my vacation with you?  Taking a Disney vacation is an investment.  It is an investment that takes time, money and planning to build relationships, joy and lifelong memories!  I find incredible personal satisfaction in sharing my experiences coupled with my analytical skills to build the best possible vacation for couples, families and groups! This does not look the same for everyone which is why listening to your vacation needs and desires is the most important component in planning your ideal Disney vacation. Let me know how I can help you get started!

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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