You might say Disney is an institution in Marliisa Yarberry’s family. Marliisa was four years old when her father, known to family and friends far and wide as “Commodore Disney,” planned his family’s first trip to Disney World. They haven’t missed a year since! A few years back, Commodore Disney handed over the Disney vacation planning responsibilities to Marliisa. Now, her family makes multiple “escapes” to Disney World each year. “Don’t ask me how many times we’ve been,” says Marliisa.“I’ve lost count!”
Marliisa’s family jokes that she knows where every single bathroom is at Disney World – talk about knowing a place like the back of your hand!
Disney World will always be home to Marliisa, but if you ask her about her favorite Disney vacation, hands down, it is taking a Disney Cruise. She admits she might be addicted to cruising with Disney. Why? “The combination of Disney quality and service, the entertainment for every family member, the time for relaxation as a family, and the opportunity to see other places all rolled into one trip makes this the PERFECT family vacation,” says Marliisa.
Marliisa’s current favorite Disney experiences are Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Frozen Sing Along (Walt Disney World), Radiator Springs Racers (Disneyland), and Palo adults-only restaurant and the Rainforest Room (all Disney cruise ships).
Marliisa has over eight years of experience in the travel industry and brings a wealth of experience in international travel to Small World BIG FUN. She has planned all manner of trips from weekend getaways to month-long international trips. She is happy to be part of the Small World BIG FUN team, where she can do “all Disney all the time!”
When not planning Disney vacations, you can find Marliisa teaching yoga, training for her next half marathon with her husband, Chris, or relaxing with her husband and their furchildren – a basset, Memphis, and a basset mix, Vegas.