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Laurie Zeller

Apple Valley, Minnesota Travel Agent

Adventures by Disney ~ The Stories of Our World

Machu Picchu with Adventures by Disney
Machu Picchu with Adventures by Disney
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 by Disney? It is phenomenal adventures that can take you across the globe to where stories actually begin. And who better to tell you the stories of the world than Disney? A company that has been telling us stories for as long as we can remember through books, movies, Broadway plays, and now through travel around the world!

And the answer is no, Disney does not have a theme park in Peru.

Most of us have travel destinations on our “bucket list”. Places that we ache to visit at some point in our lives. Many have experienced just a small taste of adventure during their past vacations and find themselves hungry for more. And I think it's fair to say that everyone wants to have new experiences and see new places, surrounded by the ones we love.

If you have ever traveled to the Disney theme parks or on Disney Cruise Line, you’re familiar with the excellent level of service they provide. So you can just imagine the service they offer when taking you to places like Germany, Ireland, Australia, and China.

With the assistance of some of the best guides in the business as well as local experts, you will see and do amazing things! You'll be immersed in the culture of the destination you visit through it's people and their customs. You will explore the natural beauty of the land around you. And you'll get to try exhilarating experiences that will take your breath away! Whitewater rafting in Peru, take a safari in Africa, snorkel alongside sea turtles in the Galapagos Islands, explore ancient ruins in Cambodia, zipline through the rainforests of Costa Rica, and learn Flamenco dancing in Spain. Junior Adventurers will make pizza in Italy, go on a scavenger hunt inside the Louvre in Paris, and go for a pony ride through the Scottish highlands.

While most of these adventures are designed for families, there are some adults-only departures as well.

I can honestly tell you that the two Adventures by Disney vacations I’ve taken so far have truly been the most amazing trips I have ever done. With every detail taken care of. Doing things I could never have done on my own. My needs met before I knew there was something I needed. And that’s saying something coming from a travel agent who spends her days covering all the details!

Let me help you explore the world and put you in the hands of the company that you already know and trust to bring stories to life. Make your own Adventures by Disney memories!

Related Travel Experiences

Laurie at Machu Picchu
Adventures by Disney: Peru & Machu Picchu

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.

Whitewater Rafting on the Urubamba River

I was a bit nervous for this part of our Adventure! Whitewater rafting was something I had never done before. Part of me was thinking, “Don’t you have to have a few days of training before you attempt something crazy like this??” The other part of me was thinking, “You’re ... Read more from my Whitewater Rafting on the Urubamba River story.

My Reviews

73 of 114 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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25 of 39 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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5 of 8 people found this review helpful

Another great cruise planned by Laurie

Reviewed By Paul Holmes - Farmington, MN | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Laurie always goes above and beyond. My family never worries about the trips we take because we all know Laurie has taken care of everything
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Thank you, Paul! It's an honor to know that you have such confidence in me. It's definitely a pleasure to work with you and your wife to plan these wonderful Disney Cruise vacations for your family and I look forward to many more in the future!
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12 of 22 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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50 of 98 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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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Trip of a lifetime

Reviewed By The Real McCoys - Rosemount, Minnesota | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Very thorough. Our trip was seamless! We added 2 days in Vancouver prior to our cruise. Laurie orchestrated a terrific day trip to Victoria. In addition, our hotel was exemplary! We added extra time in Anchorage prior to flying home- Laurie again organized a great hotel and rental car. She willingly helped with solidifying day trips throughout our cruise and land tour. We didn't have to worry about a thing! We will definitely will use Laurie and Travel Leaders to plan our 50th wedding anniversary trip in 2020 to Europe!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
It was an honor to help you plan the trip of a lifetime! I'm so happy that everything about the trip went to beautifully for you. You had some wonderful things to enjoy during this vacation. Hopefully many new memories to cherish forever. I'm really looking forward to helping you plan yet another trip of a lifetime in 2020!!
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13 of 26 people found this review helpful

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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15 of 30 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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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Nothing short of spectacular!

Reviewed By Cheri - Lakeville | Traveled to Rhine River ~ On the River ~ At Sea
I have utilized Laurie's services several times and she always does an amazing job attending to all of the details. Her suggestions always make the trip a little more special and she eliminates the guess work! Our recent trip through Adventures By Disney on the Rhine River was amazing!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
I am absolutely thrilled that your Rhine River cruise with Adventures by Disney was so spectacular! It's always a pleasure to work with you and help to make your trip as outstanding as it could possibly be. I look forward to helping you with your next adventure!!
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Family trip

Reviewed By Julie - Prior Lake | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Laurie 's knowledge was so important to us. She helped us plan the best trip possible. Having an agent made our trip planning less stressful.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Thank you for your kind words! So happy to hear that you had such a wonderful vacation and that the plans we made together were so helpful for your family!
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Definitely the Most Magical Place on Earth!

Reviewed By Mom of 3 & Disney First Timer! - Plymouth, MN | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Laurie was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and easy to work with. She was very quick in responding to questions, and helped me work through making all of the many many choices involved in this trip. This was my first trip and I was so overwhelmed with all of the information available when planning this trip. Laurie helped me break it down and tackled all of the difficult tasks with her knowledge of the best rides and restaurants! We had an amazing trip, went on all of the best rides, and overall had a wonderful time!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
It was certainly a pleasure to work with you in putting this dream trip together! I'm delighted that everything went so well for you and your family. Making things as easy as I possibly can so that you can just relax and enjoy yourself is my mission. Thank you for your kind words and I hope I can help you with another vacation some time in the future!
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Every last detail!

Reviewed By Michael & Theresa - Bloomington, MN | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
When we first discussed traveling to Orlando my wife suggested we contact Laurie to assist us. We had already begun scoping out airfare and she suggested we buy the tickets we had found because the rate was a good one. Traveling to Universal and Disney with 7 people seemed like such a giant undertaking and I didn’t have a clue how to navigate it all. I didn’t have to. After asking us what was important to our family, she took care of the rest. Everything went as planned and we have so many fantastic memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you Laurie!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Your sweet words have touched my heart! Making memories for families that will live in their hearts forever is exactly why I do what I do. I couldn't be happier that you had such an amazing experience with your family. I wish the weather had been just a little cooler for you, but I know you made the best of it! It was a pleasure to work with you and I hope to do so again in the future.
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Amazing trip that save me time in planning!

Reviewed By Jennifer - Burke, VA | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Laurie was extremely patient with all my questions and she thought of things I I missed. She responded very quickly to my questions and set up a great trip for us which saved me a lot of time.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Answering questions is exactly what I'm here for and I was very happy to do so! It was a pleasure to help you plan this trip for you and a friend who was having so many first-time experiences in America. It was great to be a small part of helping to build those special memories!
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Disney land and sea 40th and 14th Birthday

Reviewed By The Toward Family - Shakopee, Mn | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Even though we were experienced Disney travelers this was our first Disney land and sea adventure with two families. We decided to use Laurie because we wanted make sure everything was just right and we all stayed together. Laurie did a great job making everything was handled and we didn’t have worrie about anything.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
I'm thrilled that experienced Disney travelers such as yourselves found value in using a travel agent - and honored that you chose me to be that trusted advisor! It was great to work with your small group to create a great vacation for everyone. Thank you for your kind words!
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10 of 21 people found this review helpful

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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4 of 10 people found this review helpful

Even experienced travelers benefit from Laurie Zel

Reviewed By Denny - Edina, Minnesota | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
We have extensively traveled by air or cruise to countless countries over a 50 year period. I’m a retired Air Force General and my wife is a retired 35 year flight attendant, so we are experienced. This is the first time to use a travel agent and we are pleased and impressed with the ease of using Laurie to make all the Disney arrangements. Even though we have been there several times in the past, this one was, by far the easiest. Thanks to Laurie for personal interest and attention to all the little details.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
It was such a pleasure to work with you, Denny & Pam! It's fun to plan a trip for adults to enjoy Walt Disney World and get a glimpse of what's it's like to be a kid again. I hope you made some wonderful memories together. Thank you for your business and thank you for your service to our great country.
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4 of 10 people found this review helpful

Excellent family trip to Florida

Reviewed By Travis - Shakopee, MN | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Laurie did a great job of listening to our needs and putting together a package that fit our needs. She was helpful in offering her thoughts and opinions when we ran into challenges. Very happy and will use her again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Thank you Travis! I'm so glad your family had such a great time on your vacation and hope I can assist you again in the future!
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3 of 9 people found this review helpful

Outstanding vacation

Reviewed By Grayfox - Minnesota | Traveled to France ~ Europe
Laurie goes the extra mile to ensure that my trips are trouble-free. I can also give her some general guidelines and she comes up with several options.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
It's always a pleasure to work with you, Gary. You've got some wonderful things on your vacation "to-do" list and helping those become a reality for you is something I am proud to be a part of.
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13 of 29 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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6 of 17 people found this review helpful

Disney

Reviewed By Sarah - Lakeville MN | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
She was very knowledgeable in all things Disney and gave me some great suggestions on planning our trip. She kept us informed every step of the way.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Zeller responded:
Thank you for your kind words, Sarah! Hearing that you had such an amazing vacation is music to my ears.
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30 of 65 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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20 of 47 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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19 of 45 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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12 of 33 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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19 of 47 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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9 of 28 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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18 of 46 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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21 of 55 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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10 of 39 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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