Lisa Hockenberry



The very first time that I visited Walt Disney World was in 1984.  Epcot had recently opened and we attended a character meal on the famed Empress Lilly (now the Paddlefish).  I will be the first to admit that A LOT has changed since then!  Gone are the days of casually showing up to the parks and being 100% footloose and fancy-free.  Nowadays, there is so much important pre-planning that goes into creating a magical, efficient, and stress-free Walt Disney World Vacation.

I understand that the process can be very overwhelming on your own!  That is where Jolly Holiday Vacations comes in!   I love finding you the ideal resort for your budget and needs, searching out the very best dining reservations, and timing them perfectly with your fast passes – on the very best park touring days, of course!   I am a self-proclaimed foodie and make a point to try new restaurants on each trip and find enjoyment in reading Disney dining reviews.  I truly feel as though the dining experiences are as valuable to your overall park experience as the rides themselves.

I have three daughters and know first-hand what it is like to travel with little ones.  Lastly, I take pride in treating your vacation as if were my very own.

Some of my Disney favorites:

ResortsContemporary I love that it is in walking distance to the Magic Kingdom!  Plus, I am obsessed with Mary Blair’s art work! , Polynesiangreat view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the pool!  Recently stayed at Port Orleans – Riverside!  Love.  Love.  Love.

RidesIt’s A Small World, Splash Mountain, Soarin’, Gran Fiesta Tour in Mexico

Eats – Cinderella’s Royal Table & Crystal Palace – try and get the first breakfast reservation to walk down Main Street before the park opens, Tusker House – excellent character meal, amazing bloody marys,  and top-notch customer service, California Grill – the ultimate treat, indulge in sushi & champange, I like to time my reservation  with sunset and stay for the spectacular view of the fireworks,  Beaches & Cream – our first night tradition, must try the No Way Jose Sundae or the famous Kitchen Sink!, & ‘Ohana – so much  delicious food and drink, lively atmosphere, you must try the festive Lapu Lapu!

TreatsDole Whip & Mickey Bariconic Disney!

ExperiencesFestival of the Lion KingHoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Exploring the boardwalk area at night!