Karen-KalinowskiPhone: 800-670-4312 ext 151
Email: Karen@travelwiththemagic.com
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Karen Kalinowski

Hello. My name is Karen Kalinowski. I live in Vernon Hills, Illinois with my husband, David, and my two children, Josh & Haley.  Josh is 11 and Haley is 9.  I have been taking trips to Florida since I was an infant. My mother and 94 year old grandmother live near Cocoa Beach.  Every time we travel to Florida, we have to stop at either Walt Disney World or Universal Studios Orlando.  My favorite theme park is the Magic Kingdom.  My favorite resort at Disney World is Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  My favorite resort at Universal Studios Orlando is The Hard Rock Hotel.

With my 18 plus years’ of experience booking travel, I am the perfect person to help you on your next vacation. I completed travel school in 1996 and worked as a full time travel agent booking clients all over the world.  I joined Travel with the Magic’s team in May 2012.

I am a Disney College of Knowledge graduate, Royal Caribbean University of WOW graduate, Legoland Specialist, Atlantis Specialist, SeaWorld Parks Specialist and Marriott Hotels Sales Specialist.  I also help manage the agents with Travel with the Magic.

In July 2013, I attended an Agent Education Program at Disney World.  I toured many different Disney Resorts and also Disney’s Dream Cruise Ship.  In May 2014, I traveled to Disney World for the opening of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride.  My family took their very first Disney cruise in February 2014 on the Disney Dream.  We are going back on the Disney Dream in February 2015 with my entire family.  Before we travel on the Disney Dream, we will be spending 4 nights at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.

I have a LOVE for helping people book their dream vacations and also the knowledge of locations all over the world. My services are always free.  You can find tips and travel information on my Facebook page.

Contact me at: (800) 670-4312 x 151 or Karen@travelwiththemagic.com


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Amy and Peter Lamberti January 29, 2015 at 9:16 pm

We are beyond words of appreciation for Karen’s service. Her knowledge and skill is exceptional. Karen assisted the planning for our family Disney Fantasy cruise. She was efficient in everything she did to make our travel plans of 10 people smooth and organized. The tips she provided and documentation given made our trip easy and clear. Thank you to Karen Kalinowski for making this cruise on the Fantasy a trip to never forget. We have and will continue to recommend her as a Disney travel planner.


Jon Lizotte May 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Karen was nothing short of a rockstar for us. While we had been to Disney World before, this was our first time actually booking the trip. This was intimidating to begin with, but Karen waked us through step by step and made sure everything was taken care of from, including hotel, dining, and FastPass+ reservations. She was able to get our first choice for each of our reservations, and even found us a discount on an upgraded room at Coronado Springs. I would not hesitate to ask for Karen’s help for future trips and would recommend her services to anyone looking to book a Disney vacation!


Kristin Brafford September 17, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Karen made our recent trip to Disney World extra magical! She is extremely knowledgeable and helpful in all areas of anything Disney related. She was amazing in assisting us with our FastPass+ reservations, Advanced Dining reservations and she was so on top of everything in such a timely manner that she was able to procure the coveted Free Dining Plan Promotion for us when so many other people were shut out. She was always willing to help, answer questions at all times and days. I will promote Karen and her skills to anyone who will listen to me. We will definitely be using her again to plan our 2017 Disney Cruise!!


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