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Laurie Zeller

Apple Valley, Minnesota Travel Agent

Disney Destinations

"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer" ~ This is a philosophy that I firmly believe in and have found to be true since I started in this industry in 1993. Asking a travel agent why you should have them book your vacation versus booking it yourself online is like asking a plumber why you should have them repair your leaky sink instead of buying a wrench and watching an online "how-to" video. The answer is this: Travel professionals have spent years training to do what we do!

My Travel Specialties

Machu Picchu with Adventures by Disney

Adventures by Disney ~ The Stories of Our World

When I tell people that I've traveled to Peru with “Adventures by Disney”, many look at me quizzically and ask, “What’s that? I’ve never heard of it!” or even “So Disney has a theme park in Peru?” What is Adventures ... Read more from my Adventures by Disney ~ The Stories of Our World bio.
Epcot Reflections

Walt Disney World, Florida ~ A Dreamer's Paradise

I don't specialize in Disney Destinations because I took classes or studied books. It’s because I truly have a passion for Disney. I take my own personal vacations to Disney Destinations and have been to them literally dozens of times. Walt ... Read more from my Walt Disney World, Florida ~ A Dreamer's Paradise bio.

The Disney Dream

Disney Cruise Line ~ Get a Little Vitamin SEA

The service and quality of the Disney theme parks and resorts can be found at sea as well! Disney Cruise Line has been taking families to the warm Caribbean waters since 1988. With beautiful ships designed in the classic ocean liner ... Read more from my Disney Cruise Line ~ Get a Little Vitamin SEA bio.

Disneyland

Disneyland, California ~ Where the Magic Began

"To all that come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, ... Read more from my Disneyland, California ~ Where the Magic Began bio.

My Travel Experiences

Disney Dream
Disney Cruise Line
Disney California Adventure Park
Disneyland
The Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney World

Private VIP Tour - It's Awesome to be the VIP!

"Me, me, me! I want to stand in line!!" Said no one. Ever.

 

For those frequent Disney Parks guests who would love to be treated like a rock star OR for first timers who want to visit each park's tops attractions as smoothly as possible, then a VIP tour guide is the answer!

Along with ... Read more from my Private VIP Tour - It's Awesome to be the VIP! story.

Busy or Quiet? The Truth About Extra Magic Hours

What are Extra Magic Hours?

This is a benefit only for guests who are staying at one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels. On any given day, a select Walt Disney World theme park is scheduled to open an hour before the posted park opening time and/or scheduled to close up ... Read more from my Busy or Quiet? The Truth About Extra Magic Hours story.

The Adventure Guide: A Different Breed of Guide

Most of the time when you ask a tour company what sets their business apart from all the other tour companies out there, their standard answer is always, “It’s our people.” Fair enough. But if that’s everyone’s answer then I have a hard time ... Read more from my The Adventure Guide: A Different Breed of Guide story.

Customer Testimonials

The Minks Family

We had a fabulous time at Walt Disney World and on our Disney Cruise and really appreciate your suggestions that helped make it extra fun. I will without a doubt give your name to anyone planning a vacation!

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The Boudreau Family

Thanks alot for taking care of ALL the details for our trip. Saving us over $1000 is just great! We appreciate it so much and we will recommend you to our families and friends.

Provided by The Boudreau Family

The Martin Family

THANK YOU for helping us plan our wonderful vacation! WE HAD AN AMAZING TIME! I can't wait to DISNEY again and will absolutely work with you in that planning.

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The Herron Family

Laurie is an AWESOME travel agent. Our trip to Disney would have been an expensive comedy of errors without her. Thanks again Laurie!

Provided by The Herron Family

My Reviews

36 of 66 people found this review helpful

Attention to detail

Reviewed By Pam and Steve Oslos - Brainerd MN | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Laurie has had attention to every detail of our traveling, things that I never would have thought of Laurie has covered!! She has helped us before, during and after our vacations. We have had experiences we have contacted her for while traveling such as illness that she was able to make phone calls on the home front taking the worry out of details for us. After working with her over the past few years, she knows what things we like to do and puts together travel plans for us that we would not think of!
Thanks Laurie for your professional and fun planning!
Pam and Steve Oslos
Brainerd MN
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Thank you, Pam & Steve! Working with you has always been a privilege. Your kind words mean so much and I'm very grateful!
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7 of 9 people found this review helpful

DisneyWorld Florida

Reviewed By Buetow - Apple Valley | Traveled to Disneyland ~ California ~ USA
Excellent knowledge of Disney. Very helpful and answered all questions promptly.

We went to Disneyworld Florida. Destination below did not let me choose that.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Thank you! So glad you had such a wonderful vacation!
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41 of 78 people found this review helpful

Best trip of our lives!!!

Reviewed By Kelly Kriesel - Farmington, MN | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
Laurie is amazing! Not only has she planned 2 of the most organized & hassle free Vacations for my family she has planned the best vacations we have ever taken! As a family of 5 there is many headaches that go into traveling, Laurie has made our trips headache free by helping us get the most out of our family time. I literally do not have enough positive words to describe how great Laurie is! She is the BEST & the BEST at what she does!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
You've brought tears to my eyes. I am so very honored by your sweet words, Kelly! It's always a pleasure to work with you and plan new adventures for you and your family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
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The Happiest Place on Earth!

Reviewed By Grandma - Savage, MN | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
We traveled to Disney World. Our last Disney trip was around twenty-five years ago. So much has changed in those years! Laurie's attention to detail and suggestions in planning our experience were incomparable. She made sure that we had all the "fast passes" and meal reservations that fit our style. Laurie is a true Disney expert! Her expertise made our trip seamless and hassle-free. We only met in person once, but Laurie was always very reactive to any changes or questions that we had via email.

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Thank you for your sweet words, Bonnie! It was my pleasure to help you plan your Walt Disney World vacation where all those little details can make a big difference in the trip. The destination and the planning has certainly changed through the years, but it's a place that's just as magical as ever! I'm so glad that you found tings to be so simple and easy for you because that's my goal. I hope to work with you again on your next adventure!
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Laurie is a Disney Expert

Reviewed By Christine - Minnesota | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
I have worked with Laurie multiple times for our Disney parks and cruise vacations. I have always found her help valuable as she has great knowledge of the parks, resorts and ships. She books all our reservations - flights, lodging, dining and fast passes quickly and communicates that information back to me in a timely manner. I highly recommend her for all your Disney needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Christine, you are so very kind. Over the years I have really enjoyed planning your family's magical adventures and I look forward to helping you with many more!
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Another Great Memory!

Reviewed By The Sisters - Rosemount, MN | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
This was our 4th Disney trip and working with Laurie has been great for every trip! Very knowledgeable about the Disney experience. Full of ideas and new experiences we could try each trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
It's always such a pleasure to work with you ladies! Looking forward to the next one and I have lots of new ideas for you!
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Disney Magic!

Reviewed By Marlow family - Rosemount, MN | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Laurie was VERY knowledgeable about our Disney World trip. Our first meeting with her we were clueless but laid out what we wanted and she did the work with finding us a great resort and setting up transportation. She explained the park options and explained the dining plans so we could pick what best fit our needs/wants. Also gave us alot of suggestions and explained fast passes and dinner reservations. Something we knew nothing about. We took it upon ourselves to book fast passes and then I had asked Laurie to look them over and she gave suggestions on that. We met with her a couple of times to ease our worries and took it step by step with the planning. We had 10 people on the trip 4 flying from a different state and that was no hassle at all. She was quick to respond to emails. Overall very pleased with the service and knowledge we recieved. I plan to head to Disney World again with my family of four, and I would definitely use Laurie again to do the arrangements.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Thanks, Cassie! Knowing you and your extended family had such a great trip has definitely made me smile. Thrilled to hear that you want to visit the Walt Disney World Resort again and I look forward to working with you again in the future to make that wish come true!
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful

This was the best Disney trip we have had.

Reviewed By Bob and Judy - Apple Valley MN | Traveled to Disneyland ~ California ~ USA
I would definitely recommend Laurie Zeller has you travel agent. Laurie handled every aspect of our Disney vacation for 11 people without a problem.

Laurie is an excellent travel agent.

Bob Buetow

Our destination was Disneyworld FL.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
You are so very kind. It's always fun to work with Disney lovers such as myself! And I'm honored that this trip ranks as one of your best. Helping families make amazing Disney memories is truly my passion and I'm so happy that I could help make that happen for you!
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12 of 25 people found this review helpful

Exciting trip with the whole family, Disney World

Reviewed By cindyk - Farmington, MN | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
She does a superb job, she understands how everything Disney works. She will make excellent recommendations. She originally recommended the Disney Dining plan which in all the other times we went but we always choose to do it. We love trying out the many new restaurant options that we can try and there are some that are beyond describing, Le Cellier in Canada and Les Chefs de France and so many others. One thing I would highly recommend to consider. Laurie is an amazing travel agent, she helps me catch things when planning that I may have overlooked. She is extremely knowledgeable about all the different experiences available, in the parks, at the resorts, shopping, dining. She goes over what your interests are, how you might want your trip structured, like first time Disney guest (my granddaughter, the first time), planned many things to make her comfortable with the parks. All the rest of us are very experienced Disney guests and will continue to be.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Thank you so much, Cindy! I'm honored by your kind words. It's been a pleasure to help you with your Walt Disney World vacations and I look forward to helping you with your next adventure!
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

Another Fantastic Disney Vacation

Reviewed By John - St. paul, MN | Traveled to Tortola Island ~ Virgin Islands ~ Caribbean
This was the 2nd trip Laurie did for us. We would highly recommend her and will call on her again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Thanks so much, John! I'm honored to have repeat clients such as yourself. Looking forward to helping you plan your next adventure!
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

Caribbean cruise

Reviewed By SJ/TJ - Rosemount, MN | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Laurie has been great to work with us over the last 11 years, beginning with our first cruise. Her advice and suggestions have given us many memorable trips and experiences we are so happy to have had the chance to do. Some of our friends ask us why we would waste our money using a travel agent...we say why would we not! We have never had any problems with our flights, accommodations, or transfers from airport.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Thank you for your confidence in me through the years! I've enjoyed working with you to create these journeys for you and look forward to many more opportunities in the future!
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

Another great trip!!!!

Reviewed By Racquel - Rosemount, MN | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Laurie is so knowledgeable about Disney vacations! She always has great ideas and suggestions. We have never had a problem with any of our reservations. It is fun to talk "Disney" with someone who 'gets' it! She is a pleasure to work with and quick to answer any questions. I wish every person who worked with the public was like Laurie!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
I am deeply honored by your kind words, Racquel. I love what I do and am thrilled that it shows through in my commitment to help people not just have a good vacation, but a truly magical vacation. It's always a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to helping you plan your next adventure!
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9 of 23 people found this review helpful

the trip was great..

Reviewed By KZ - Eagan, MN | Traveled to Disneyland ~ California ~ USA
she was very knowledgeable and helped us so much!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Thank you! I'm honored by your kind words and so happy your vacation was wonderful.
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10 of 26 people found this review helpful

Slam dunk!

Reviewed By Bryan - Minneapolis, MN | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Like being down 2 with 4.6 seconds to go, you inbound the ball, there's a screen, you throw up a pray from behind the arc... and SWISH!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
You crack me up, Bryan! So glad you found that working with me was such a winning experience!
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10 of 27 people found this review helpful

Best family trip ever!

Reviewed By Cox family - Farmington, MN | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Laurie Zeller was the perfect travel agent for my families Walt Disney World trip. She was very knowledgeable and helped me create the perfect trip from beginning to end.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Thank you so much! I know this trip meant alot to you and I'm so pleased it was everything you had hoped it would be!
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8 of 23 people found this review helpful

Magical Getaway

Reviewed By Never Growing Up - Apple Valley, MN | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Knowledgeable, helpful, good communicator, personal touch. .
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
It's always a pleasure to work with you and your family! Thank you for your kinds words!
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14 of 36 people found this review helpful

Memories to last forever.

Reviewed By Party of 10 - MN | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Fantastic! She thought of all the details to make the trip stress free.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Thrilled that your trip was stress free and enjoyable for all!
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