Tressa Krippel

Tressa Krippel

Tressa Krippel

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Tressa has been with the Me and The Mouse Travel since June 2012. Tressa’s passion for creating vacations full of treasured memories is shown in the personal touches she puts into each of her client’s trips. Treating each vacation or cruise as if it is her own is her method to creating a little extra “pixie dust” in your family’s trip. In the past 5 years, she has helped over 900 families plan memorable, magical vacations and has been recognized by Disney in 2014, 2015 and 2016 for Top Sales Performance.

Tressa’s love of creating lasting memories with friends and family has continued into adulthood with over 30 trips taken to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, onboard the Disney Cruise ships and Universal Studios Orlando with her husband, four sons, extended family and the Me and The Mouse team.

When you book your trip with Tressa, her personalized vacation services include: helping your family select the perfect resort, selecting restaurants, booking your dining reservations and planning your itinerary for visiting the parks and so much more!

The best part?…Tressa’s planning services are completely FREE, when you book and stay at a Disney or Universal resort property or onboard a Disney cruise ship. Whether traveling with small children, taking an adult-only trip or vacationing with your entire extended family, Tressa uses her extensive knowledge of the resorts, theme parks and cruise ships to plan memorable, magical vacations for each family.

Tressa Krippel – Rochester, IL

Contact Tressa
Direct 217.330.5045
Toll-free 1.855.7.MICKEY

 

Reviews

5.00 based on 45 reviews
December 3, 2017

Tressa helped us so much in planning our first family Disney Vacation. She was patient in helping us find the right package for our budget and offered wonderful direction for our dining reservations and fast pass choices. Tressa took care of the time sensitive details and her assistance allowed me to eagerly anticipate our trip instead of stress about it. The personal touch that she added was a care package that arrived one week prior to our departure containing surprises for our children and a reference guide tailored to our family’s trip. Thank you Tressa!

November 28, 2017

Tressa was so awesome! She guided me through this whole planning experience. We loved that we had a lot of the trip planned ahead of time. I kept silently thanking her in my head for setting up the dining so early as we would not have been able to get into those great restaurants without her. She was very willing to answer all my questions. I was very overwhelmed at the thought of planning something so enormous and I feel like we got more out of our trip because of her help!

November 27, 2017

We got back from Disney last week!!! There is absolutely no way we could have done all the things we got to do without Tressa doing it all for us!! I took my mom, step daughter (age 21) and daughter (age 5). Everyone had a great time!! The make-over for my daughter followed by lunch at the Castle worked out perfect- thanks to Tressa logging on in the early morning hours to get the reservations!! Can’t thank Tressa enough and have already passed her name along!!! Thanks Tressa!!

November 5, 2017

Tressa was fantastic! She helped us find the perfect resort for our family and our budget. She took care of many details for us to make our planning less stressful and more enjoyable. Our kids loved the package she sent us before we left. The booklet she included was very helpful with park hours, highlights of each park, food options, hours, crowd levels, etc. We highly recommend Tressa!

October 9, 2017

Tressa was so patient with all of my questions and concerns. I wanted the trip to be seamless so that I could convince my husband to go a second time. We used the guidebook Tressa made us every day and everything went so smoothly. Having a travel agent like Tressa is the way to go if you want to make the most of your vacation! And my guess is, we will be booking another trip soon!

October 9, 2017

We just got back from our second Disney vacation that Tressa helped us plan–a Disney cruise this year and Disney World in 2015. I really appreciated Tressa’s help in finding a cruise that had our preferred dining time and arranging travel from the airport to the port. She knows all the best ways to save money based on your family’s needs and can answer any question your have. Plus, she sent us the sweetest care package that my son loved! We’ll be reaching out to her soon to plan our next Disney vacation.

October 9, 2017

Tressa was referred to me by a co-worker and she did not disappoint. I tend to like to be hands on in our vacation planning process, and despite me asking her to price things 10 different ways, she was always accomodating and willing to do whatever I asked. We had not been to Disney since we were kids (30 years ago), so she did alot of hand holding with us in terms of organizing fast passes and meals and all that, which was great because it can be a bit overwhelming trying to place all that so far in advance.

Thanks Tressa for a great trip

October 9, 2017

Tressa was great to work with. She planned both Disney and Universal vacations for our family and we had absolutely no problems or complaints. Highly recommend her.

October 9, 2017

Tressa:
We wanted to say Thank You for your knowledge and guidance on our 1st trip to Disney World. We would have been lost with out it! We appreciated you answering our many questions in a timely manner. We will definitely recommend your services to our family and friends. Also, Thank You for the personal goodie bag we received prior to our trip.
THANK YOU FROM THE YORKS!!

August 25, 2017

Thank you very, very much for all of your help. We were incredibly happy with everything and there is ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NOOOOOO WAY we could have put all that together without you. There are so many variables involved with a Disney trip that we didn’t know where to begin. You made our summer and helped make a lot of lifelong memories for our boys, Lee Ann, and I.

They boys loved taking pictures and getting hugs from all the characters. We hit just about every major ride while we were there. Our favorites were the roller coasters (of all varieties and all parks) including Everest, Rockin’ Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror, Dwarf’s Mine Train, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, etc. Pandora was really cool. Star Wars was great. Soarin’ was neat. The Haunted Mansion was a lot of fun.

We really enjoyed the fireworks shows and took in the ones at Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. It was very, very nice to be able to watch the fireworks from the pool at the hotel. The hotel was very nice and the location was great. My wife and I last visited Disney in our teens (long time ago) so we don’t know/can’t remember what it’s like to stay off the resort. However, it was great not having to fight parking and walking to/from the gates. The bus service was good for those parks not on the monorail. The hotel’s service was also exceptional. Our 10 year old developed a rash while we were there that required a trip to the doctor. Disney provided free transportation to/from the doctor. VERY nice touch. They also sent someone to the store to buy our family’s preferred soap brand and delivered it to our room at no charge. We were very impressed with how well the staff took care of our needs.

We had an incredible time and you did an incredible job. Can’t thank you enough and we will certainly send any interested parties your direction.

Thanks again!

August 25, 2017

Hello!!!!

We had a fantastic time in Disney World! We LOVED the Polynesian and would stay there over and over again. The rooms were a great size and the extra bed for our youngest was perfect. The girls loved the pool, the dole whips, and the gift shops. 🙂 We enjoyed watching the electrical parade and fireworks from the resort, too. Ohana was delicious and being on the monorail was such a luxury. We love that resort!!!

I’m so glad we added the Memory Maker to our package. I had everyone stop at nearly every photographer we came across because it’s not often we can get photos of all 5 of us. Now I have SO many wonderful family photos. It was worth every penny.

We also really enjoyed the Dining Plan. I think everyone’s favorite restaurant was Tusker House (surprise!). By the last day, we had so many unused snack credits that we bought a bunch of snacks for the journey back home. Win, win!

Everyone’s favorite attraction was Pandora Flight of Passage. Wow! What an experience! It’s probably the only attraction at Disney World that we wish we could have ridden multiple times.

I could go on and on about what a great time we had. Our experience was better than I could’ve ever expected. Thank you so much for all your assistance.

August 3, 2017

Tressa, I just want to thank you for another great Disney experience! This time by helping us with a Disney Cruise! You help take away all the booking anxiety for the trip AND shuttles. Not to mention that we also went a day early and went to Universal Studios the day we left on the Cruise. Thank you for getting our tickets for all that as well. I love vacations but HATE the headache of figuring out all the details and you do all that for me!!!! You are amazing at your job and I tell everyone I know that they should call you if they are ever thinking about going to Disney, going on a Disney Cruise, or going to Universal! We had the best time because “MOM” was not stresses out from planning the trip! :o) I had you to do that for me! Elena is already asking to go to Disney next year, so I am sure we will be talking in the months to come!

I cannot thank you enough!
Julie

July 11, 2017

Tressa was EXCELLENT. TOTALLY recommend working with her!

July 2, 2017

Tressa was recommended by a friend and I couldn’t have been happier. She listened to my every “want” and made it happen. Tressa is very courteous, knowledgeable and timely with her work. Her planning made the experience somuch more enjoyable for me! I can’t wait to book another vacation with Tressa.

July 1, 2017

Tressa,

I want to thank you for planning the most “magical” vacation ever! We had the greatest time in Disney World. Everything you planned for us was amazing. We didn’t want to leave! We went into this thinking that this would be a once in a lifetime vacation but now we can’t stop talking about the next time we go! I will definitely be recommending you to anyone I know planning a Disney vacation!
Thank you so much, Tressa!

June 28, 2017

Hi Tressa,

Thanks for all your help in planning our Disney vacation. We had a great time with memories that will be with us forever.

Happily Ever After was hands down the best memory we will keep with us. Chuck and I both had tears in our eyes watching the show with our girls in awe and yelling out when they saw their favorite Disney Characters and singing along to their favorite songs. It was amazing!

Some other highlights include Soarin. We all thought that was our favorite ride. We even put that park hopper to use on the last day and used the monorail to make it over to Epcot to make Soarin our last ride of the trip. Speaking of Epcot, I had never even thought of doing Test Track, but that was an unexpected bright spot as well. Also, I’m so glad you spoke to us about Ragland Road. We had great service and food there and the girls were chosen to go up in stage to dance. They loved that and we loved watching them.
Of coarse everything princess was a big hit with our girls. The Bibbidi Bobbidi experience was their favorite and they insisted that I put their hair up in a bun with the tiara each day. The makeup was a first for them and they still want to use it daily. All the princesses were great. They have a hard time picking their favorite. We ran out of time, but plan to make Tinker Bell a priority next time around.

It turns out that our girls are thrill seekers they loved splash mountain, big thunder, and mine train the best…right after Soarin. We skipped haunted mansion because Pirates of the Caribbean and The Great Movie Ride scared them plenty. They like thrills but not visually scary things. Next time around, they will hopefully be over 48 inches and be able to ride some more thrill rides that daddy really wanted to ride:)

Thanks so much for all you help and suggestions. We had a great time and will be heading back to Disney in the future. We will share your name with family and friends and hopefully send some more families your way.

Thanks so much!
Heather

June 28, 2017

Hi Tressa. Just wanted to let you know that we are back and we all had a great time! Thank you so much for all your guidance. Not sure we could have even gotten started without your help. We are tired but so happy we got to enjoy that great experience. I sent a friend of mine your way. Not sure about her plans but said she was going to contact you. I will definitely send everyone I know to you that is planning to go to Disney.

Thanks again!!!

June 2, 2017

Our first family vacation to WDW would not have been the same without the help/planning of Tressa! I knew planning on my own would have been stressful and overwhelming – I had no idea where to begin! I met with Tressa a few times in person as she recommended what was an absolute must for our 5yo and 2yo daughters! Tressa made all of our dining reservations as soon as they could be made. Always full of helpful information and tips for getting the most out of our experience. All of her recommendations (from restaurants, rides, shows, what to Fastpass, etc) were spot on! My family will definitely use her for future Disney vacations as well as recommending her to others! Thanks again Tressa for making our trip magical!

May 31, 2017

Tressa helped me plan my family’s first trip to Disney World and she was amazing!! She always made herself available to talk on the phone and was very quick responding to emails. She is full of information, has great ideas, and was extremely helpful in planning the trip. Among many of her other services, she took the time to discuss particular character dining and rides that would best fit my 5 year old son. I wouldn’t have been able to plan such a fabulous trip without her. I would definitely recommend Tressa to anyone booking a vacation to Disney World and I will be in touch with her again when we plan our next trip!!! Thanks so much Tressa!!!

May 25, 2017

Tressa,
Thank you for all the planning to make our WDW vacation MAGICAL! We had a great time and everything was perfect! The Villas at the Wilderness Lodge were AMAZING! The girl’s favorite part was eating at Cinderella’s Castle! Thank you again for taking care of all the details to make our trip so memorable! We will defiantly be contacting you for our next WDW vacation!

Sincerely, Stiff Family!

April 24, 2017

We contacted Tressa to help us at the Last minute…and she was Amazing! She made it So easy. We were able to communicate via phone and email , with no issues. She got us the exact things we wanted and helped us make decisions. Her knowledge is exactly what we needed. I was so thankful she could help us, with such short notice. I would highly recommend Tressa. We had a great time at Disney…thank you Tressa!!

April 18, 2017

Tressa is AMAZING! We had a fantastic time at Universal Studios. Tressa made sure every detail was covered. She provided wonderful tips that made our trip seamless. This was our second trip using Tressa and we wouldn’t consider planning a Disney or Universal vacation without her. I recommend her to all my friends and family. She always makes our family trips feel MAGICAL!

April 15, 2017

Our third trip to Disney World may have been the best. We planned our first two trips on our own. Having Tressa plan our trip was the best decision we made. We were able to do a lot more things during this trip than the other two. Her recommendations really made the difference. I will use her again and recommend her to family and friends.

April 9, 2017

Tressa is wonderful! She is so knowledgeable and truly loves Disney which makes planning your trip that much more exciting. This is the second trip she has helped us plan and she made it SO easy. We were not too familiar with Disney and she gave us so many great recommendations on where to eat, stay and how best to use our fast passes. Before ( and during) our trip, she was very prompt with answering our questions and giving us suggestions. I highly recommend using Tressa to help with planning your next trip. We will definitely contact her for any of our future Disney travels. We cannot wait to go back!

April 8, 2017

We had a wonderful time! The girls were treated with several magical moments!!! I think every ride was their favorite. I can’t wait for our next trip:). Thanks for everything that you did to make sure everything was perfect.

April 8, 2017

Tressa, I can’t thank you enough for all your help with planning our first trip to Walt Disney World! I’m not sure I could have done it on my own! I am so glad that you booked our character dinners at Cinderella’s Castle and the Tusker House. I had thought our daughter was too grown up for character dinners, but she absolutely loved meeting her favorite characters and getting her pillow autographed. The goodie bag and park maps we got prior to our trip were so helpful. And the little booklet with our itinerary, reservations, suggestions, park hours, etc. was a lifesaver–I kept it in our backpack and looked at it several times a day! We look forward to going back someday and I will call you again! 🙂

Thank you!

March 15, 2017

I spent days planning our Disney trip each year until my son recommended that I contact Tressa Krippel. I have to admit, being a control freak and thinking I was the only one that could plan our perfect trip, I secretly tried to make all the plans to see if I could get a better deal. Boy was I wrong! Tressa was able to get everything we wanted and then some and in less time for the exact cost that I came up with. Not only was her services all free, but she put together a small book which included all of our reservations, fast passes, important phone numbers, and other info we might need. She also had a goodie bag with gifts for our grandchildren. From that day forward, I gave Tressa complete control of our trips, and we were always amazed at the magic she performed. I no longer left feeling completely exhausted from all the preplanning. The best way to begin your planning is to call Tressa at Me and the Mouse Travels. You won’t be sorry. Can’t wait until we can have her plan our next trip.

March 3, 2017

Tressa did a GREAT job helping us plan our trip! She gave us so many great tips and we LOVED the Yacht Club resort! Would definitely recommend her and would use her again! Thanks for everything!!

February 28, 2017

Tressa is amazing! She helped me and my boyfriend plan a Disney Cruise Vacation, and it was the best vacation we’ve ever had. She got us a beautiful state room and organized everything so that it was a wonderful, easy experience! I would definitely recommend Tressa to anyone. I’ve already recommended her to all my friends who saw my pictures and want to go on a Disney Cruise. We will for sure be booking through her for our next Disney vacation.

Thank you Tressa!

February 20, 2017

Hello Tressa,

We had an amazing time. Everything was wonderful from the food to the amazing royal room and the parks of course. Madison was star struck by all her favorite princesses and Brandon enjoyed so many rides and events. The Boutique was also a very enjoyable time for Madison and I. So many memories were made and it was so easy thanks to your help and suggestions. The magibands made it so easy to get things done!!! We can’t thank you enough and will definitely recommend anyone we hear of to you. Thank you for all you did!
Staci

February 5, 2017

I’ve been meaning to write to you about our fabulous Disney World trip with our son and family in December! Everything worked out just as I had hoped. The kids had a blast! (So did the “big kids”) Our rooms at the Polynesian, second floor club level, couldn’t have been better located. Ohana breakfast with the characters was terrific and our little princess was in awe as we ate lunch with the princesses in Cinderella’s castle. (The food was very good as well.) Both our grandson and granddaughter had Jedi training and loved it. All of your tips and suggestions were extremely helpful in making our trip so very enjoyable. We worked those fast passes just as you said and were able to make the best use of our time in each park.

We ended our trip with the Luau the night before we left just as we did with our other son and family three years ago. We had front row seats and the kids were absolutely mesmerized!

We can’t thank you enough for your guidance as we planned the two Disney trips with each of our sons and their families. Given the short lead time for our first trip, you were able to suggest wonderful alternatives for character dining and even passed along a special promotion you heard about. Of course we contacted you well in advance of our next trip and you were able to book all of our first choices. You kept us informed of earliest booking dates for fast passes, dining, etc.

Your expertise was invaluable in providing us with two wonderfully memorable Disney vacations. We can’t thank you enough!

February 1, 2017

Thank you so much to Tressa! She planned our entire Disney cruise and activities. It wouldn’t be possible to plan a Disney vacation without working with an experienced planner. There so many things to choose from, so it was nice to be able to ask her questions and get feedback on what other families enjoyed or wish they would have done differently. She helped us choose the activities that would be best suited for our family. Looking forward to our next Disney vacation!!

January 30, 2017

Tressa was wonderful. I recommend her to anyone I hear that is going to Disney. Disney world was fantastic. We can’t wait to go back in 2018. ❤

November 20, 2016

Hi Tressa – Sorry for the delayed response. We have all been sick since we got home. But we had an amazing trip – no complaints from anyone. Art of Animation was the perfect place for us. With the three beds, it made sleeping arrangements so much better for the girls. And they got to enjoy the pool too.

Dining is always important to us and we enjoyed everything. The princess breakfast was wonderful but we also got to the sci fi drive in, Tony’s and Tuskers.

As I mentioned, we got complimentary tickets to the Christmas party the first night because we were wearing our “first time” buttons, which was amazing – we rode almost every ride in Magic Kingdom with no lines and enjoyed the fireworks. It also freed up a day for us and we decided to go to Animal Kingdom. But I gotta tell you I think Hollywood Studios might have been the favorite. We are huge Star Wars fans.

Everything was great. Thank you so much for your help – I have already told others about you.

Jill

November 20, 2016

Tressa-
We had an amazing time! The weather was perfect! We surprised the kids and pretty much did everything we wanted to do.
We loved it all! I would say Tower of Terror was a favorite and the Seven Dwarfs Mining roller coaster! The castle being decorated with “ice/snow” is absolutely beautiful at night.

Thank you so much for making this trip easy! You provided a lot of great information. Thank you for the goodies you sent beforehand as well!

Thank You! Thank You!

Becky

November 18, 2016

Tressa made Disney happen for these two overbooked, working parents! I’m not sure we could have done it without her. We had the best trip with our children and were able to relax and enjoy!
Tressa made it easy because she worked with us in a way that met our needs. She asked all the right questions and built an experience we will never forget.
We have already and will continue to recommend Tressa!

November 17, 2016

I didn’t even know where to begin planning our first trip to Disney. Another family recommended Tressa and she was a huge help from booking the room to dining to all the details in between. We had an amazing trip and can’t thank her enough. Thank you Tressa!

November 16, 2016

Tressa makes planning a Disney vacation super easy–from booking the room and making dining reservations, to answering all kinds of questions leading up to the trip. She adds extra magical touches that help the trip go so smoothly and she is very knowledgeable about everything Disney! Whether this is your first trip or you are a Disney pro, Tressa is a fantastic resource and I highly recommend using her to plan your next Disney vacation!

November 3, 2016

Tressa. Disney was AMAZING! We had so much fun.
Pop Century was perfect for Talon and I. It had everything we needed. The placement of our room was great…and it was ready when we arrived!! That is always a bonus! It was close enough to the pool and the main building without getting all the noise from people walking by.

All of our dinner reservations were wonderful! Meeting the characters was just an amazing experience for him and for me to watch him light up when they came to our table.

Talon’s favorite ride at MK was the Barnstormer. I think the Mine train would trump that if the line was not so long. The barnstormer was fun for his age and the line was never too long. At Hollywood he absolutely LOVED the Jedi training. I will say that the wait was not as long as I expected. We went straight there when the park opened and maybe waited 20 minutes to sign up for a time slot.

The MagicBands! I mean they are amazing! That made everything so easy. Not having to carry money and credit cards into the parks was so nice. I’m so glad that I did the Memory maker as well. That is so worth the money!

I really have no complaints at all! Our night at Hollywood we did leave just a little disappointed because they had to cancel the Fantasmic show due to technical issues. But I completely understand that that kind of thing happens. That will be on our short list for next time!

I have to tell you….The small photo album type book that you sent us with all the information for each park on where to eat for counter service and park hours etc. That in itself is terrific! I carried that with me every day!!

I definitely could not have pulled this vacation off by myself. THANK YOU so much for all of your help. I will definitely call you when we decide to go back and will pass along your information to friends.

Thanks again!!
Taryn Fickas

November 1, 2016

Hi Tressa,
A belated but heartfelt thank you for all of the help you provided me and my folks in planning our WDW vacation. We had a lovely time–and everything was so easy thanks to you!

We are recommending you to friends and family. Thanks again for the great deal of care and attention you showed us.

Best, Erin

September 27, 2016

We made it home from our super fun filled magical vacation! I want to thank Tressa Krippel with Me and The Mouse Travel. I highly recommend her services if you plan to travel to Disney or Universal in the future. Her services are very useful as getting the best deals, making reservations happen and educate you on everything you’d want to know while there! Best of all, her services are free! The kids always love the goodies we receive from her right before the trip! I couldn’t imagine planning the week we had on our own! Thanks again, so much!!

September 15, 2016

Tressa was recommended to us by another family who had nothing but high praise for her. I have to say that she went above and beyond to help make our first Disney World vacation the best ever!! She was always there to answer any questions I had and planned every character dining I had requested and even provided us with a day by day itinerary of crowds, extra magic hours, etc. based on where we would be on each of our days. My two girls had the time of their lives as did their mother and grandmother. The treat bag she left at our resort to start off our vacation was an added bonus that the girls absolutely loved!!! I cannot say enough to thank Tressa for all the work she did to make our vacation a magical one and have told any one who asks about you and your fabulous service and dedication to your clients!! Thanks again Tressa!!!

August 28, 2016

Tressa was our Disney go-to for planning our first family trip to Disney and she did an AMAZING job!! Not only did she plan and schedule our dining reservations and extra activities, but her recommendations were TOP notch! Our kids had an absolute blast and we created some amazing memories! With Tressa’s help, it made planning this trip so much fun, without all the stress of making sure we didn’t miss anything!! I would highly recommend Tressa and will definitely use her for future trips to Disney. Thank you so much for making this a trip our family will never forget!!!

August 28, 2016

Tressa, I cannot say thank you enough! Your planning made what can be an overwhelming trip a complete joy! From the start this was going to be our “one” Disney trip, as you know. However, we were discussing trip number 2 on the SECOND day there. It was so easy to follow your guides and advice. The little fun tips around the park were very appreciated as well. Every time I had a question, and that was a lot of times. You always answered patiently and with great enthusiasm. It was so nice to show up and know that everything has been taken care of so well. The goodie bag was a little added fun before the trip even started! I have passed your cards on to more people than I can count. Let trip #2 planning commence. 😉

August 28, 2016

Tressa did an awesome job of helping me plan my families Disney vacation. She was always quick to respond to my emails and answer all questions. She helped us save money by rebooking our reservation when a new savings was available. Valuable time was also saved by helping us with deciding what parks to attend on a given day and fast pass assignments. I highly recommend Tressa and will use her again on our future Disney vacations.

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