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maralee striker

Shawnee, Kansas Travel Agent

Magic Mouse Travel, LLC, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Disney Destination and Worldwide Vacation Planner

My love of worldwide travel and Disney Destinations began when I was a little girl growing up in Southern California.   Growing up an only child,  I was lucky to travel with my parents and friends to many destinations.  

We owned a motor home and drove to every state in the Continental United States,  Canada, Mexico and even Central America!   My grandparents lived in Florida so we spent a lot of time in Orlando and I was privileged to visit the Walt Disney World Resort in 1971, the year it opened!  

As a commercial pilot and married to a now retired Naval Officer, I had the good fortune and a plethora of opportunities to travel throughout the world.  I have been on multiple trips including:

  • Europe
  • London
  • Barcelona
  • China
  • Mexico
  • Alaska 

I have also had the pleasure of sailing on more than 50 cruises on ships from the Disney Cruise Line fleet  and 16 time to Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess and Celebrity.  

I enjoy helping families whether they are first time travelers or seasoned trekkers who want to create magical memories during their vacation.  I truly believe the one true thing we have in life is memories which last forever.  

I am very passionate about touring and knowing every detail about the locations I sent my guests and am dedicated to becoming their 'travel bestie' before, during and after their vacation. 

My clients range from honeymoon couples to multi-generational dynamics to youth groups to mom or dad/son and daughter vacations and much more!  My team of agents has vast knowledge of destinations worldwide and we work together to make dreams come true, create magical memories and save our guests money, time, research and stress.

I have been working in the travel industry for more than 12 years and believe the world is full of all kinds of beauty - we just need to go and discover it!

My Reviews

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Everything planned to perfection!

Reviewed By Lisa - Kansas City | Traveled to
Maralee has done a fabulous job planning every detail of our numerous trips with her from Disney World and Disneyland to New York, California, Hawaii and beyond! She had traveled so much herself that she can speak from personal experience and often knows about special tours, excursions, shows, and restaurants to make our trips so memorable! She is so organized and no detail is overlooked, from private transportation to luggage delivery! Despite feeling like a VIP on Maralee's trips, she is always looking for ways to save and get the most for the cost! We continue to use Maralee for all our trips and we highly recommend her!!
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Kind, Caring and hard working

Reviewed By Alison - Kansas City, KS | Traveled to
I can't say enough about the kind of time and effort Maralee puts into planning a trip. She is very kind and truly cares about her clients needs. This combo makes her an excellent agent not to mention how knowledgable she is with her properties.
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So,so awesome

Reviewed By Amy - Shawnee, KS | Traveled to
Maralee plannedxa trip to Paris for my daughter and I. She was so great and helpful with everything. She knows her stuff and answered all our questions. We have never been out of the country before, so she was very patient with us and planned a great trip on a budget.
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Disney World Trip of a Lifetime!

Reviewed By Bridget - Leawood, KS | Traveled to
I cannot say enough about our experience with working with Maralee! She came highly recommended by many friends and she was a God send! We did not know where to start with planning our family vacation and she was exactly what we needed. She was so knowledgeable and patient she answered all our questions and give us helpful suggestions about how to navigate our stay at the Grand Floridian and getting the most out of the parks. To be honest my husband and I were not very excited about going to Disney and were kind of dreading it. But Maralee and Disney made our stay so incredible we are looking forward to going again! We loved it all!!
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Total joy to work with

Reviewed By TA - Lake Quivira, KS | Traveled to
Is an absolute joy to work with. Maralee treats you, your family and the trip as if it were her own vacation. I will continue to work with her for all of my family trips.
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She got to know us and tailored the perfect trip for our family.

Reviewed By Anne - Kansas City, MO | Traveled to
She picked restaurants that were perfect for us, a fabulous resort and helped us learn about the extra experiences that I had never heard of before! I would not have changed a thing!
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Maralee made the trip planning painless and memorable

Reviewed By MiMo - Shawnee, KS | Traveled to
Our trip to Disney was memorable mainly because our Travel Agent Maralee custom made it to fit our needs. With two teens she was able to provide us with the best package that catered for all. We had never been to Orlando and she planned it so that we had an experience in each of the theme parks. We all had a great time and my husband loved the fast passes that she arranged for in advance. She was available at all times and she knows Disney like nobody else I know. We are actually using her again for our Fall trip back to Disney and can't wait to visit the theme parks that we loved most. She provides a 5 Star Service and I'd not hesitate to recommend her to anybody looking for a magical and memorable vacation to Disney.
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Europe was amazing because of Maralee!

Reviewed By Debbie - Leawood, KS | Traveled to
This is our second trip with Maralee and both experiences have been awesome. This time we traveled to Europe for a 3 week tour with a group of 10. Maralee planned everything from airfare to ground transport and hotel. We traveled to Paris, London and then to Dover for a week long cruise to Barcelona. We simply couldn't have done it without her. She made everything seamless and the hotel accomodations were always in the perfect location. She was available to us before and during the trip and ready and willing to handle anything that came up. In addition to the travel plans and tours in the various locations, Maralee provided excellent tips on overseas travel. We have recommended Maralee in the past and will continue to do so! Can't wait for our next trip!
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Amazing Disney Experience Thanks to Maralee

Reviewed By Steph S. - Prairie Village, KS | Traveled to
Maralee was an amazing planner for our trip. She really listened to what we did and didn't want, her recommendations were spot on and we didn't have to worry about a thing! While a jam packed trip between the parks and a cruise it was probably one of the most worry free trips I've ever taken because Maralee really took care of every detail for us. On top of all that she is extremely nice, energetic and her love of Disney is contagious! Thanks for an awesome trip, Maralee!
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HUGE help and a joy to work with!

Reviewed By Mary - Kansas City | Traveled to
This is the first time we have ever used a travel agent. Having been a Cast Member for Disney (although it's been 10 years) and having been to WDW about 10 times, I always made our arrangements. But since our last trip, there have been so many new innovations, with the Magic Bands, Fast Pass +, etc., I was a little overwhelmed when doing my research. Several of my co-workers have been going this year and when I was chatting with one that had just returned, he recommended Maralee as she had arranged everything for them and they had a magical first visit with their young children. I still didn't think I would need or want to use a TA. I finally thought, what could it hurt and gave Maralee a call and haven't regretted it for a minute. She is indeed a Disney expert. She had so much knowledge and insight and was a delight to talk to. We were also interested in adding on a few days at Universal Studios in Orlando for the first time. We were extremely pleased to find out she had lots of information on everything Universal as well! We have made many changes, started with 7 of us, then up to 8, a few only for 1 week and the rest for 10 days, then up to 9 total. all adults. Maralee has been great with all the changes, helping us with ADR's and soon FP+. We are 9 weeks out from our trip and because of Maralee's help in planning everything out, we are definitely excited as we know everything is in place and it will definitely be a trip to remember for all of us "kids at heart". I would highly recommend Maralee and her team, whether it's your first trip or if you've been numerous times!
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Maralee makes our trips even more MAGICAL every year

Reviewed By stobbsie - Scotland UK | Traveled to
Coming from Scotland where travel agents are just run of the mill and book there own package holidays we always booked our own trips over the Internet After traveling for a few years traveling to Walt Disney world in Florida we met the most amazing lady called Maralee striker she has changed for the better the way we look at traveling especially to WDW the amount of knowledge that she has is totally amazing and she always goes that extra mile to make sure that you are going to have the best most amazing time while you are on vacation nothing is to much trouble and they always put the customer first it feels more like she is a sister to us and not a travel agent we would not consider booking any trip to the USA without her . We have also met her a couple of times when she has been in Florida at the same time we were as she wanted to make sure we received all our little magical extras that she had sorted out A big thank you to Maralee and all her staff At Magic Mouse Travel I hope to be a loyal customer for many more years to come and wish them lots of success and the recognition that they deserve as they make every trip more Magical than the last always making new suggestions from their own experiences I think Maralee has been to Disney more times than Walt himself in my opinion BEST TRAVEL AGENTS IN THE WORLD John very satisfied from Scotland UK
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Maralee is the absolute best!

Reviewed By Neil R - Leawood, KS | Traveled to
Maralee is fantastic in working with families to plan an amazing trip. We've done 4 through her (WDW, DL, and 2 cruises) and would never even think about going anywhere else. She is honest about everything - the food, the restaurants, which rides were good for which ages, when to see the shows, which shows to skip. There was never any sort of up-sell - completely respects the budget - but lays out all the options for you with pros and cons only a true Disney insider would know. Also, she is always on the look out for deals - even after the trip has been booked. Less than a week before our WDW trip, she found us a much nicer hotel for the week, closer to Magic Kingdom, for about a dollar a day more. It was great and saved us so much time. Finally, she's a great listener who wants every person going to have an amazing trip. Highly recommended!
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Made our Planning Effortless!

Reviewed By Sally M - Lenexa KS | Traveled to
I was skeptical about using a travel agent since, as someone who travels all the time, I felt like I knew how to book things exactly the way I wanted them. But after a little exploring our first Disney vacation on my own and feeling incredibly overwhelmed, I was thrilled to find her based on recommendations from friends. She was very responsive, able to quickly distill our hotel options, recommend what we needed and clarify what we didn't need She knew exactly how to get the right rides and character experiences for our family. We had an amazing first trip to Disney and went back a year later. Maralee knows Disney like no other person and her passion makes the trip planning just as much fun as the trip itself. We're so thankful to have found her!
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Planning Made Easy

Reviewed By Bob - Phoenix, AZ | Traveled to
One word....FANTASTIC. We have known Maralee for many years now. She was recommended from a friend. We will go to no one else. Maralee and her team are fantastic. She has book at least 5 trips for us. Another one coming up in 15 days. My wife and family love Maralee so much they had to fly into town personally (we live in Phoenix) to pick up their tickets so they could talk with Maralee. Maralee and her team take your requirements personally. Because Maralee has been to Disney so many times, when she recommends something we know it will be great. She is always looking for the best value for our money. Maralee and her team are prompt to respond if we have questions and extremely helpful if we have to change something for our trip. We love Maralee and her team and will continue to go to her for many years to come.
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Personal Trip Planning Expert

Reviewed By Travel Made Easy - Lake Quivira, Kansas | Traveled to
Unbelievable. Maralee was referred to our family by a friend and we were truly amazed. She planned our second trip to Disney World and after that has planned several more and we wish she would have worked with her for our first trip. She made every part of our trip memorable and looked into every detail. Herresort, restaurant, park and ride recommendations were totally on target. She saved us so much money and time steering is towards certain events and away from others. Her recommendations for he time of travel were perfect as we were able to avoid crowds and lines. We are traveling this coming November to Hawaii and Drcember to Disney and we just let her plan the trip for us. Give her your interests and food preferences and she will create a trip you will never forget.
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Planning was easy!

Reviewed By Patti Barnett - Kansas City, MO | Traveled to
I know don't any one that could be more informed about what Disney has to offer! Every step of the way, she had valuable suggestions to offer. She also knew about Universal Studios which made adding on to our Disney trip easier. I would definitely use her again!
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Maralee Striker made planning as FUN as the trip itself!

Reviewed By Aletha - Urbandale Iowa | Traveled to
Thank GOD For Maralee. You is the Best at her JOB!! We have booked several vacations thru her and we have had the BEST experiences.
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Best Client Experience, Ever!

Reviewed By Vince Ti - Chicago, IL | Traveled to
Maralee is the best travel agent I know! She has made all of my Disney travel arrangement, enhancing our family's experience in every way. She is extremely knowledge on all aspects of the planning from logistics, to events, to ways to have the best vacation, ever! I have recommended her to many friends and family. My standard line is "If you want to have a superb Disney vacation, you must work with Maralee!" She would make Walt proud!
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