About Us

MagicGuides was born of the idea that Disney and Universal vacations have become very complex to book & plan, and their crowds have become overwhelming, to the point that planning tools are needed to get the most out of your trip.  I’ve been a Disney and Universal fan all my life, since my parents first took me to Disney World in the 80’s.  My goal is to help everyone that’s planning a Disney or Universal trip to have the most fun, get the best reservations, save money, and not spend too much time waiting in lines!  If I can help with that, then I’m happy.

To get in touch with me, visit our Contact Us page.  If you’d like to write for us, check out our Work With Us page!

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Our Team

Jaimie M

Jaimie M.

EDITOR – Jaimie is our Editor in Chief.  She’s responsible for coordinating all of our great writers.  She is a life long Disney fanatic.  She’s been to Disney World over 100 times and is a DVC owner.  Her favorite Resort is Port Orleans French Quarter and her favorite ride is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at Epcot.

Josh P

WRITER – Joshua Powell’s love for Disney began with a childhood trip to Disney World and has grown into a shared passion with his wife, Jaimie, and children, Ben and Ava. Together, they create lasting memories infused with Disney magic. As a contributor to MagicGuides.com, Joshua leverages his extensive knowledge and lifelong enthusiasm to help families plan unforgettable Disney vacations.

Jackie Steele

WRITER – Jackie Steele is a former Disney Cast Member specializing in Disney Parks & Resorts, including Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and the international theme parks. He is a recipient of the Walt Disney Legacy award and previously facilitated Disney Traditions for new Cast Members. Formerly of Georgia and Florida, he now resides in Tennessee.

Savannah Daigle

WRITER – Savannah Daigle is an Orlando-based freelance writer, email marketer, and former Cast Member. Over her ten years working at WDW, she had dream jobs as a Character Performer and at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique inside Cinderella Castle. Originally from PA, she moved to FL to participate in the Disney College Program—and never left. She’s been married for ten years to her husband (who she met on the DCP), and they built their happily ever after together. Now, Savannah works from home while enjoying the beauty of Central Florida with her husband and two daughters, their “forever princesses.”

Mark Ciemcioch

WRITER – As a lifelong pop culture obsessive and travel aficionado, I’ve enjoyed vacationing in Disney World all throughout my life. Now that I’m the father of young children, I’m excited to explore the most valuable experiences that can be found for traveling families.

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WRITER – Melissa Mayntz is a frequent, enthusiastic cruiser (30+ cruises and counting!), having sailed with multiple lines to ports throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, and Hawaii. She has been a freelance writer since 2003, with thousands of articles published for many print and digital publications.