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Samantha Barnes

Flower Mound, Texas Travel Agent

Golden Ears Travel, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Family vacations - Disney, Universal, Hawaii

Using my years of travel expertise, I arrange amazing experiences that exceed your expectations, but not your budget. With my services, you can be confident that your vacation will be perfectly planned, hassle-free and filled with magical moments you will never forget!

Adventures by Disney One of my favorite ways to send families on vacation is on an Adventure by Disney®. Disney knows families better than any other travel company. They know that each member of the family wants to be on vacation and they tailor different experiences to varying ages. In Paris, parents get a professionally-guided tour of the Louvre while the kids play ‘art detective’ on a scavenger hunt led by a fun, friendly Adventure Guide. Adventures by Disney® offers exclusive, authentic experiences like pretzel-making in Germany and grape stomping at a Tuscan vineyard. The magic of Disney provides you with backstage access performances, allows you to bypass the lines at popular museums and attractions, and includes all admission fees. Families receive exceptional service while taking part in extraordinary experiences in the South African plains, North America’s national parks, Costa Rica’s rich rainforest, the ruins of Machu Picchu, Australia’s outback and the Great Wall of China. You’ll stay in great hotels at every stop, and the tour groups consist of 40 people or fewer. You get the best of both worlds - family time together with adults-only activities and dedicated fun for the young ones.

Your Disney Going to Disneyland® or Walt Disney World® for the first time is a lot like being pregnant with your firstborn. You’ll get lots of well-meaning advice, but it won’t all be the right fit for your family. I take the time to learn about your family and get the right fit so you’ll have a trip with great family time and cherished memories. Whether it’s a family of four, a multi-generation family reunion or grandparents taking the grandkids, I take care of everything for you with a healthy dose of magic.

Princess & Pirate I have my own Princess and Pirate, although they became villians when they reached the teen years! LOL So I have experienced the parks with a baby, toddler, pre-schooler, big kid, tween, teen and just adults.  Personally, I have visited Disney parks and cruised so many times I've lost count!  So I can tailor your trip to your needs!  Whether you have a princess, a pirate, or both I can guarantee a memorable vacation. 

Pixie Dust Alert The theme parks are constantly changing and we are up to speed on all the latest developments. My team and I constantly monitor special offers and will update your reservation with any new deals. From free dining to room discounts, we’re always on the lookout for ways to save you money.

My Agency I got my start as a computer programmer who then added a family to the mix. As a stay-at-home Mom, I took care of everyone - husband, kids and parents! As my children got older, I decided to pursue my dream job that combined my love of travel and my love of Disney! Now I am blessed to have Golden Ears Travel which is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner!  There are seven wonderful agents working with me to bring you the most magic possible!  We strive to take the stress out of a every vacation for our clients! Our clients arrive armed with reservations, day plans and recommendations.

Even more destinations....

Many of my clients start with theme park vacations and then want to to explore other destinations.  So I have fun sending them to Hawaii, Europe, and All-Inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean too! So let me know where you want to go and we will GET you there! 

My Reviews

First family Disney trip...best time ever!

Reviewed By Billyd - Palatine, IL | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Samantha was incredible to work with! She made the planning a breeze, made great suggestions, and we definitely could not have done this trip without her. She was consistently available to answer questions and make changes for us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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By far the best vacation ever!

Reviewed By SM - Mangum, Ok. | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Absolutely amazing! A+++
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Fall Break 2017

Reviewed By caglea - Lebanon, TN | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
always helpful and responsive!
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Perfect 1st Disney Visit

Reviewed By Rach2827 - Murfreesboro, TN | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Perfect! Everything was very smooth and all my questions were answered. I felt very take care of and the trip was perfect. We can't wait to go back!
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Awesome family vacation

Reviewed By Kyle - Murfreesboro, TN | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Samantha made the daunting planning of this trip look easy. She was easily accessible, accommodating, and a pleasure to work with. The great customer service and genuine desire to make sure my family’s vacation was as good as it could be will definitely bring me back to Golden Ears in the future.
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Universal and Sea World

Reviewed By Jamie - Mount Juliet, TN | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Samantha has been providing my family with magical travel experiences for years! She is patient with my many questions, quick to respond, and always loooks our for our best interest. Traveling through Samantha make my trip planning relaxing! We love Samantha!
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Great Trip

Reviewed By Molly - Hurst, TX | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
We were scheduled to go to Disney World the week after Hurricane Irma. Disney had to change our resort and Samantha worked to get us a new resort. Everything went just a she had told us it would. Great trip thanks to Samantha and her tireless effort. We never book a Disney trip without Golden Ears Travel.
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Best trip

Reviewed By Molly - Hurst tx | Traveled to Disney world
Our trip was planned for the week after the hurricane and Sam got our accommodations rearranged with Disney. One of the best trips ever.
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Disney World 7-days no hassle all fun !

Reviewed By Ellen - Dallas, Texas | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
She took my request for help and ran with it. Gave her preferred dates for Disney World trip and why (10-yr.old twins with one being autistic) with their mom and granddad and me. Helped with EVERYTHING, even airline flight for all five of us. Talked with mom about twins and the autistic son's sensitivities and possible problems.

She discussed with me each person's preferences, capabilities, likes or dislikes. Explained how it works at Disney, recommended all the Disney options she thought we best afford us a great vacation, keeping the children uppermost in the plan, as I had requested. Was considerate in giving us the best of Disney while affording us the best price, all inclusive. Also, sensitive to leave us enough free time, to just do our thing.

Provided two books (the same) for us to go through, met with us to explain even further. Remained in touch during our trip to help with any confusion or issues that might arise.

Pleasant while still being professional.
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disney birthday trip

Reviewed By NA - sanger texas | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
she really got all the information to us. and planned a great vacation!!
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The greatest agent I know!!!!

Reviewed By THAMILTON - SUMNER,TX | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Samantha was great at helping me plan our vacation in such a short amount of time. From the first time I called to the last minute details( total of 3 weeks from the first call to the day we left) she was so welcoming and so nice and answered every single question I had. If it wasn't for her we would have not enjoyed the vacation. I would recommend her in a heart beat to anyone that hasn't ever been. It is overwhelming to say the least. But she puts you to ease and is at your beck and call. Thank you so much Samantha!!!!!
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Best Trip to Disneyland

Reviewed By Janna - Argyle, TX | Traveled to Disneyland ~ California ~ USA
Samantha is a fantastic trip planner! We have traveled to Disneyland and Disney World using her services several times and wouldn't travel without her planning now! She did a fabulous job planning our most recent trip to Disneyland with restaurant reservations and which park to visit each day. This was our first time to use her car service instead of renting a car, and that was perfect, too. Our driver was waiting for us at the airport when we arrived, and waiting for us at the hotel lobby to take us to the airport for our flight home. It was so easy! We had a great time and are thankful to Samantha for planning another wonderful trip!
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Amazing Cruises

Reviewed By TinaB - Dallas, Texas | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
I have worked with Samantha Barnes on 2 Disney Cruises now and she is super helpful. She navigates the details with ease and keeps us on track for the things we need to do. She has a wealth of information and helps our family choose what's best for us. She's responsive and always friendly. I would highly and do recommend her to all my friends.
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The best trip ever

Reviewed By Colette Sookma - Plano, Texas | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
She was very nice. Helped me out gave me a lot of options. She is wonderful to work with.
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We Couldn't Do This Trip Without Samantha!

Reviewed By Luvin Disney - Medina,OH | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
We have used Samantha multiple times and she never disappoints! She has helped us with large family reunions and individual vacations. Everything seems to run smoother and is organized far better than when we used to book the trip on our own. She always takes time to answer all of our questions and there is no doubt we will use her again!
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Our best family trip

Reviewed By Nanny - Southlake | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Samantha did a wonderful job booking our trip, answering all our questions and giving us tips and needed information before cruising. She knows her Disney stuff and I would highly recommend her!
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Awesome Trip!!

Reviewed By Holly - Dallas, Texas | Traveled to Cruise
She was very organized and helpful! She handled everything and it was a wonderful trip!
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Top five trip ever!

Reviewed By Christin - Dallas | Traveled to Disneyland ~ California ~ USA
She's always in a good mood and extremely helpful. She is a Disney expert !!!
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Great trip

Reviewed By Sue - Cottage grove wi | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
Samantha was very accommodating and worked on finding the best deals.
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Absolutely magical!

Reviewed By MissKansas - Arlington, TX | Traveled to
Samantha was absolutely the most amazing and helpful travel agent we have EVER worked with! I don't think there is any person in the world who knows more about Disney World than she does! We ran into some bumps because of weather delaying our travel and she was on the phone with us at 7 o'clock in the morning trying to fix as much as she possible could for us! I could not have higher praise for her!
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Disney Cruise - Spring Break 2017

Reviewed By Stephanie - Bedford | Traveled to Grand Cayman ~ Cayman Islands ~ Caribbean
Samantha has done it again! Every Disney trip we plan with her she always goes above and beyond. Since we have returned from our cruise I have recommended Samantha to three different friends because I told them what a fantastic job she has done for my family. Everything was laid out in a book that she made and sent to us. I can't wait till we can start planning our next Disney trip. Thank you Samantha!
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Everyone needs Samantha to plan your Disney trip!

Reviewed By Kat - Dallas, TX | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Samantha took the time to ask questions & listen to get to know our family to help us plan our ideal Walt Disney World vacation. We didn't know much about Walt Disney World, but she helped catch us up on things and plan a surprise vacation in just 2 months! She was absolutely incredible and made sure that our dining reservations, FastPass reservations, tickets, etc. were all in order. She guided us with her vast knowledge to help us make decisions since we only had 1 day in each park. We consider ourselves avid world travelers, but WDW can be very overwhelming with all of the choices required to be prepared for a smooth & complete experience. Samantha made it so doable and enjoyable! I cannot say enough good things about Samantha, and I truly believe that everyone needs her to plan your Disney vacation!!!
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Best family bonding trip ever

Reviewed By Lynna - Bedford, Texas | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Samantha is always willing to help make our Disney dream come true. Even suggesting experiences that we have not thought of yet. She is helpful and very knowledgeable about all things Disney. She is 5star in our eyes!!
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A dream come true

Reviewed By Vaughns - Tennessee | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Samantha has helped me plan two amazing trips to Universal Studios in Orlando. She always makes time to answer my questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to plan a wonderful vacation.
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Wonderful Adventure!!

Reviewed By DeDe54 - Vernon TX | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Samantha is GREAT!! She has planned 2 Disney adventures for me and everything went without a hitch. She sends detailed instructions that help get you through your adventure, books everything and gives great suggestions. Can't wait to have another Disney adventure and will definitely use Samantha as an agent!!
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Samantha helped us plan a magical trip for our little ones

Reviewed By Jane - Dallas, TX | Traveled to
Samantha helped us book our Walt Disney World trip and gave us great advice when to go. She responded quickly to my questions and helped us with our fast passes which can be overwhelming. We will definitely use her again. Thanks, Samantha, for a magical trip.
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Excellent service!

Reviewed By Jen - Houston, TX | Traveled to
Samantha has helped our family plan multiple Walt Disney World vacations and each one has been as magical as the last! She is very organized and knowledgeable and has always helped to make our Disney dreams come true. On our last trip we were traveling with very young children and had many questions, she was able to help us figure everything out so that when we got there we felt like experts! She is truly wonderful!
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She did it all for us!

Reviewed By Carei - East TX | Traveled to
I had looked into a Disney vacation for years but always came away stressed from all of the options. Samantha was awesome. We turned it all over to her and she planned our trip for our family of 10. She coordinated our special dinners around the days we were visiting certain parks. She also gave us valuable advice. We would definitely use her again when we go back.
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Such a wonderful first trip to Disney world!

Reviewed By Alicia - Fort Worth, TX | Traveled to
I can not thank Samantha enough for all of her help with planning our families first visit to Disney world! When I first started looking into everything I was so overwhelmed! Then my awesome friend referred me to Samantha and I could not be more thankful for her. She planned everything for us from our hotel stay, days at the parks, dinner reservations. She was such a relief! I have already recommended her to friends and family and will definitely continue to do so. We can't wait to book our nex trip to Disney world with Samantha!
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Simple and straightforward

Reviewed By swinkler1978@gmail.com - Oklahoma City | Traveled to
Samantha was great. She simplified the otherwise complicated process and offered great advice all along the way. She gave us a good understanding of the choices to make when they were needed to be made. She cut out the unnecessary stuff keeping us focused on the critical decisions enabling us to be relaxed in planning. She played a big part in us having a great time.
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She made the planning process simple!

Reviewed By Tanya - Dallas,TX | Traveled to
Samantha was very knowledgable and made the planning very easy. There is so much to consider when planning a Disney trip so having her do the heavy lifting, made for a very pleasant experience. I have already recommended Samantha to several friend. I would definitely use her in any future trips!
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The planning process was very easy with the help of Samantha

Reviewed By Shelby Ray - Oxford, AL | Traveled to
Samantha was a pleasure to work with!! She took care of every detail for us. It was the absolute best vacation we have ever been on and stress free. I recommend her to everyone I know planning a trip to Disney. We also plan to use her in the near future!
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Greatest Travel Agent Ever!!

Reviewed By DeDe - Texas | Traveled to
Samantha is the greatest! She planned us the perfect vacation. When I first contacted her, I had already decided on resorts and activities for our trip with my 2 six year old grandchildren. Samantha told me she could book the things I wanted but asked if she could suggest other options. She saved me lots of dollars and knew just what 6 year olds would enjoy. Fast passes, resort, outside activities, dining options and restaurants and how to save using the dining plan. Everything was planned beautifully and went off without a hitch! I cannot say enough good things about her planning skills and best of all, she worked with me on MY schedule. I would recommend Samantha to everyone who is planning a Disney vacation. I will use her on my trips in the future. Thanks Samantha!
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Samantha helped make our trip magical!

Reviewed By Julie - Austin, TX | Traveled to
Samantha was wonderful to work with! She planned everything including hotel reservations, park tickets, dinner reservations, fast passes, etc. We consulted with a few other travel agents before contacting Samantha. She went above and beyond what other agents were offering. We were at Disney World when Hurricane Matthew hit Florida. She called to check on us and worked on extending our stay and rescheduling meals when the park was closed. It was so valuable to have her help during that time. Our family highly recommends Samantha to help plan your vacation! You'll be so glad you did. :)
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Awesome trip!

Reviewed By Nanny - Hurst, TX | Traveled to
We have had Sam plan 3 trips to Disney World and each time she has gone above and beyond. We have recommended her to our friends and all report that she is just as awesome and we think she is! Our next trip will be next year and, of course, Sam will be planning that for us as well.
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It was a trip we will never forget

Reviewed By CHP - Dallas, TX | Traveled to
We had such a wonderful time on our trip to Disney World! Thank you for all of your help and "johnny-on-the-spot service-especially when we needed you most. :) I would recommend you 100 times over as a travel agent. We enjoyed the dinners, fast pass choices, and all of your expert knowledge of all things Disney. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you! It was a trip we will never forget.
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