Maureen Havrilla

Dream Designer, Certified Autism Professional

 

About

Hi! My name is Maureen Havrilla and I am excited to be a Dream Designer! My love for Disney started when my family lived around the corner from Disneyland. That was my first experience as a child and I was hooked! Since then, I have made many trips to Walt Disney World, including our honeymoon over 34 years ago. We introduced our two children to Mickey when they were younger and now, as adults, they still travel with us to Walt Disney World. We have stayed on and off site and even camped at Fort Wilderness! A cruise on the Disney Cruise Line is one of our favorite magical trips, with our adult children, on our own, and with friends. I also love to participate in RunDisney events, in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. My husband and daughter ran with me at my second Princess half-marathon weekend. Our next big adventure is when my husband and I get to visit Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, this fall. I would love to help you design your dream Disney vacation, and share my love of Disney with you and your family.

I currently live in Texas but continue to travel as much as possible. I work professionally as both a travel agent and pediatric nurse practitioner, and this allows me to fulfill my dream of helping as many people as I can. I specialize in everything Disney along with other major parks like Universal. I plan dream vacations for families, couples, and groups of all ages.

One of the reasons I love Disney vacations so much is because they allow everyone to feel like a kid again. I’ve booked luxury Disney cruises for adults wishing to celebrate special occasions, and I’ve helped families with small kids enjoy their first trip to Disney World without any stress. As a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge, I can provide unique insight into their parks so you have time to enjoy yourself without ever feeling overwhelmed. I am also a Certified Autism Travel Professional and am both knowledgeable and capable of providing support and travel related services to an individual on the autism spectrum as well as their family.​​

Along with Disney, I also work with many top cruise lines and help people of all ages enjoy the Caribbean Islands, Europe, and beyond. I can help parents find the perfect all-inclusive resort that has family-friendly activities, and I can find great romantic options for couples and newlyweds in picturesque locations.

I’ve been planning vacations my entire life, and I know how to make the booking process easy and exciting. Many people get nervous with all of the options available, but I will listen to you and create the itinerary of your dreams. I believe that half the fun of a vacation is the anticipation for it, and I will make the booking process a breeze so you can start daydreaming right away!

As your travel agent, I will:

  • Customize your itinerary
  • Be available for assistance and support
  • Provide unique recommendations
  • Help you discover the best activities and accommodations
  • And more!

Certifications

Graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge

Certified Autism Travel Professional

Testimonials

Maureen was the absolutely best! She took all the guess work out and made planning our first Disney family vacation a breeze. All we literally had to do was show up, everything was taken care of from dinner reservations, Fast Pass Selections, Character Dining, etc. She created day to day itineraries based on wait times, places to eat. We booked the trip early, along the way, she informed when when we could make certain reservations, made suggestions about stroller rentals. She knew she would be on a cruise during our planned trip so she arranged to have a colleague to be available in the event that we needed anything during our stay. That takes customer service to a whole another level. Our trip was literally magical, my daughter keeps telling people, ‘”it was the best birthday trip ever” All her suggestions and tips were on point! I have been to Disney so many times in my lifetime but this one was truly the easiest and most well planned. We can’t wait til our next vacation.

SS

Maureen helped our extended family plan a wonderful vacation. She did a superb job, and I highly recommend her services!

JH

Maureen helped our family by planning a fantastic, magical, Disney Aulani Spring Break vacation for us. This is no small feat considering our family consists of 22 people ranging in age from 1 year – 70 years! 
From the first contact Maureen understood what we were looking for. She responded very quickly to all correspondence…even when she herself was traveling! She not only booked our accommodations, but made sure all rooms were located near each other which allowed us to make the most of our family time. Maureen also booked character dining and other meals for us, and made sure we knew about all the options and offerings at Aulani. 

We could not have asked for a better experience. You can rest assured that you will be in great hands if you book your vacation through Maureen at Dreams by Design! I know we will definitely use her expertise to help plan future vacations.

Jennifer

It is way too crazy to plan a surprise Disney trip for my kids, Glad Maureen was able to set it all up. So much fun hearing about all the options and not have to do it myself! Can’t wait to take the kids!!!! And the gifts for them!!!

Nina C.

My family and I planned a last minute end of year vacation to Disney World, not only because we wanted to spend Christmas together but also because I am now engaged and this was going to be the last time Mom, Sister and I traveled together as singles so we wanted it to be extra special at an extra special place. We tried booking everything on our own, and boy was it a hassle, until my sister contacted Maureen and it was at this point everything became magical. 

Jeshua M.

She has made the whole planning process so easy and fun so I can focus
on my boys and enjoy the trip too.

Brandy N.

Our family celebrated Christmas this year on a 7-day Disney Merry Time Cruise. We sailed out of Galveston and went to Key West, Castaway Cay, and Nassau. Maureen helped us book the trip and recommended excursions at each port. She did an incredible job guiding us in planning the cruise and provided great insights and tips to make sure we had the best vacation! We’re already booking our next cruise with her. Here are some pictures from our trip. 

Wendy T.

Maureen helped my husband and I schedule a trip to Portugal. Neither one of us had ever been to Europe, so we didn’t have a clue where to start. The hotel was wonderful and the sightseeing tours could not have been better organized. Thank you Maureen for helping us schedule this trip! It was fabulous.

Wendi M.

Let’s book it

Your dream vacation awaits!

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