Business Spotlight: Hiatt Magical Vacations
Jill Hiatt knows there is nothing like seeing the joy on a child’s face while hugging their favorite Disney character at Walt DisneyWorld, Aulani, Disney’s Hawaiian Resort& Spa, Disneyland or exploring the world with Adventures by Disney. Likewise, the moment when a parent realizes their teenager is enthralled with the magic of a live show on a luxury cruise ship is unforgettable. Whether a family includes toddlers or spans several generations, Hiatt’s company, Hiatt Magical Vacations, will plan a vacation that will be memorable for all.
Hiatt Magical Vacations is a local, full-service travel agency specializing in Disney destinations. Rather than being housed in a brick-and-mortar facility, the company operates as an online travel agency, and Hiatt communicates often with all of her clients via phone or email. With her training through the Walt Disney Travel company and years of travel to Disney destinations with her own family, she personally crafts each experience for every individual family’s wants and needs.
“We started traveling to Disney when my oldest daughter was four,” Hiatt says. “After going that first time, we fell in love with it. I also fell in love with planning all of our repeat trips. I was a stay-at-home mom and didn’t know that it could be a job. My company opened in March of 2017 and exploded from there including 35 independent contracted travel agents across the U.S.”
Due to the success of the business and many positive reviews from clients who appreciate Hiatt’s personal touch, Hiatt Magical Vacations has been designated as an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. This means the company gained entrance into a program reserved for agencies that achieve a high level of sales and keep up with an intense amount of destination training. As such, Hiatt has knowledge of special offerings and packages she can pass on to customers.
“I listen to each client and get to know what type of trip they like,” Hiatt says. “Each family is unique. Some want luxury, and others are more comfortable sticking to a pared-down budget. If people don’t want a theme park there are other options. A Disney Cruise Line vacation offers something for everyone in the family and is a relaxing way to experience phenomenal Disney Service, exceptional food and entertainment.”
Hiatt Magical Vacations has travel advisors located throughout the U.S. who work will their clients to craft the perfect Disney Destinations vacation. Planning assistance and recommendations are tailored to each client so that they can enjoy a memory-filled magical vacation. And, there are no fees for this service!
“Next year, Disney World will celebrate its 50th anniversary with many new attractions,” Hiatt says. “My advice is to book early. Character dining experiences can be booked six months out and a Disney Cruise can be booked 18 months ahead of time. Disney wants families to have a magical time and this can be done visiting WDW, Disneyland, DCL, Aulani, or Adventures by Disney.”
For more info, email Jill Hiatt at Jill@HiattMagicalVacations.com.