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Melissa Johnston

Melissa Johnston’s love of Disney began as a young child watching Disney movies with her mother and grandmother. She took her first of many trips to Disney World at the age of 13. Even at that young age she was very aware of the experiences families were having at Disney World. “I loved watching the parents watch their kids experience Disney. I knew that was something special and something that I wanted to create for people one day.” Melissa got her chance to create that magic as a Cast Member at the Disney Store in Little Rock, Ark. for six years. During that time, she was a regional Disney trivia winner and a regular top selling Cast Member. Her ultimate Disney experience came when she worked at Disney MGM Studios (now known as Hollywood Studios) as a guide on the Backlot Tour. “The entire experience I had with the Walt Disney College Program was life-changing. I met people from all over the world who shared two things: a love of family and a love of Disney. Being a part of their Disney experience is something I will never forget.” Upon completing the Walt Disney World College Program, Melissa served as a recruiter for the program at local universities.

Melissa has made numerous trips to Disney World and Disneyland and has sailed on the Disney Cruise Line with her family. She and her husband even went on a Disney cruise and played in the theme parks on their honeymoon!

Melissa is married to Mitchell Johnston and has three children. She has a master’s degree in interpersonal and organizational communication and is an instructor in the Department of Speech Communication at UALR.

“Helping people create a magical experience for their family is something I have always wanted to do. I believe the Disney experience can be life-changing, and I look forward to helping create that experience for others!”

To plan your next Disney vacation, email Melissa at or call her at 501-804-8157.

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