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Karen Holmes

Kemp, Texas Travel Agent

An independent agent with Kingdom Magic Vacations in Vero Beach, FL, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Family and Couples Disney Vacation Specialist

Christmas at Magic Kingdom!!
Christmas at Magic Kingdom!!

Hi! My name is Karen Holmes and I am passionate about family! I have been married to my wonderful husband for 24 years and we have two amazing boys who fill our lives with laughter and blessings! We love being together and vacations are a great way to spend quality time together as a family while creating unforgettable memories! We love to travel and vacation all over the country, but our favorite vaction destination is Walt Disney World in Florida!!

Before our first trip to Walt Disney World, I was determined that our first trip would be like a second or third trip. I read four books about Walt Disney World, I memorized all the park maps, I researched rides and restaurants, and I planned the first 3-4 rides and attractions we wanted to see in each park each day. We rode those “don’t miss” rides first thing then the rest of the day, we were able to relax, strolling along, taking in the atmosphere and seeing shows. It was a perfect trip and we saw everything we wanted to see! Mission accomplished! However, we caught the Disney bug and we couldn't wait to start planning our next trip!!

My family loves the rides and attractions, but we especially love the themed details that go into the whole experience. It’s fun to look for hidden Mickeys and learn interesting facts and history about the parks and the rides! We recently discovered how much we love tours!! One of our favorite activities is taking drawing classes at the Magic of Animation Studio in Hollywood Studios. Being big fans of Toy Story, we LOVE Toy Story Mania, and since we are huge sci-fi fans, we LOVE Star Tours! But we all agree, the most magical experience in all of WDW is the “Wishes” fireworks show at Magic Kingdom. Laying in the grass below the castle next to my boys watching the sky light up in beautifully choreographed display with music swelling around us… ahhh. We could watch it every night for the rest of our lives. It is just so beautiful and magical and the perfect way to end the day!

As an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, I can help plan a customized, unforgettable vacation for you and your family so that you can forget about your worries and enjoy the magic! I would love to share the excitement with you!


Favorite restaurant: Be Our Guest / California Grill
Favorite Disney Movie: Toy Story
Favorite Disney Character: Mary Poppins
Favorite Ride: Toy Story Mania

My Reviews

The best trip of our lives! Amazing experience!

Reviewed By Ashley - Mabank, Texas | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
She was amazing! Will recommend her to all our friends, family and strangers!
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Thanks to Karen, we didn't miss a thing!

Reviewed By Ken - Dallas | Traveled to
I had never been to Disney World before and we were going to be there for a whole week and visit all Four Kingdoms and Downtown Disney. Our fear was that we would spend a whole week there only to come home and be told of all the things we'd missed because we'd never even heard of them! Solution: Karen Holmes! Thanks to Karen, who planned our whole week, we didn't miss a thing! From rides to restaurants to shows to tours to FastPasses to reservations, she led our family through a maze of choices that resulted in full days of non-stop fun and adventure and no regret. Without Karen, we would have missed seeing The Lion King Show at Animal Kingdom, sitting in a session with a real Disney animator and learning how to sketch Disney characters at Hollywood Studios, having dinner in the ballroom at the Beauty and Beast Castle at Magic Kingdom (a must!), and getting people from different nations at Epcot to write in little passport books a phrase in their own language (Karen's idea and it was a big hit !). And one of the highlights of the trip for me was another Karen suggestion: taking the Keys of the Kingdom Tour at Magic Kingdom ( don't leave there without this tour or you'll regret it ). And the best part of dealing with Karen as your guide is this: you get not only her wonderful knowledge of Disney World, but you also get her unbounded enthusiasm and passion! Karen Holmes puts the magic in the most magical place on earth! I highly recommend her!
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Magical Trip

Reviewed By Kristi - Dallas,TX | Traveled to
Karen's planning made this the most enjoyable trip to Disney that I have experienced. There are so many details to planning a trip to Disney that having her to guide our choices made Spring Break one that my boys will never forget. Karen planned our days so that we were at the right parks on the right days. She got us into the greatest restaurants with the best characters. Karen even arranged extra adventures that I would never choose, such as the Hoop-De-Doo Review and a Pirate Cruise. They were both so fun we can't wait to go back and do it all again! I would highly recommend having someone as detail oriented as Karen help shape your perfect vacation. She truly made our Spring Break magical!!
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Easiest vacation planning ever!

Reviewed By Danielle - Mabank, TX | Traveled to
Karen is AMAZING!!!!!!! She is so knowledgeable of everything Disney. I was so overwhelmed with all the decisions of the trip and she helped me narrow things down and figure out what would be best for our kids. I didn't have time to plan this trip working full time and Karen took all that stress away. She literally planned each day for us, down to our meals. She even sent us a countdown game to do with the kids before we left. When we were planning Karen brought her boys lanyards with their pins they had collected and my kids were hooked. They knew they wanted to do the same, so next thing I know Karen has sent them each a lanyard of their own with two pins to start them out. She goes above and beyond to make your trip so magical! You can not go wrong with Karen. She is the BEST!!!!!!
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Last Minute to Disneyworld

Reviewed By Chica - Dallas, TX | Traveled to
Karen organized our last minute trip to Disneyworld in October. We traveled with my parents and our 3 year old. We stayed a few days at All Star Movies. She didn't miss a beat! Everything was set for us, if we had a question, she had an answer. She is the most awesomest!!!! I would and will have Karen plan our next trip and would recommend anyone who is planning the trip to call her up!! LOVE Her! Thanks Karen for all you did!!
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We had an awesome experience planning our trip!

Reviewed By Erin - Denver | Traveled to
Karen is absolutely passionate about Disney... It is so important to have someone help plan a trip like this to Disney World because there is so much to see, and it would be really easy to miss things without the help of a professional. She helped us customize our trip to meet the needs of our family. Our kids are a little older, so we might have different priorities than a family with really young kids. We have reservations at restaurants that we wouldn't have even known about without her guidance. We can't wait for our trip in a few weeks! I highly recommend using Karen to plan your family's vacation!
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Honeymoon

Reviewed By Sneed - Houston, TX | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
It was an absolute pleasure planning our honeymoon with Karen. She was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and gave us great suggestions and recommendations to help us get the most out of our trip. She kept us on track from the very beginning with important dates, reservations, fast passes, etc. She was very friendly and approachable which made us feel comfortable to ask her any questions or concerns we had. Karen helped us have an amazing honeymoon and we will definitely use her again next time we plan a trip to Disney.
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Spring break

Reviewed By Debbie - Athens, Texas | Traveled to San Antonio ~ Texas ~ USA
Our trip was a last minute spring break trip and she came through for us! Very eager to help!
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