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Danielle Gonyea

Accredited Cruise Counsellor

Disney Parks Expert

Autism & Special Needs Consultant

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Danielle was born and raised in Connecticut. As one of eight children of a blended family, many adventures were had, piling up in the family van, to places such as Cape Cod, Virginia, North Carolina and most notably, Walt Disney World.

While attending Castleton State College, Danielle was drawn to the calls of magic and subsequently worked 3 internships with the Walt Disney World College Program. After college, she moved to Orlando where she worked with the company for an additional 6 years, in roles such as Confectionary hostess, merchandise hostess, Kilimanjaro Safari driver, Great Movie Ride tour guide/character, and various entertainment roles. Being a cast member is one of the greatest joys of her life.

Danielle now resides back in CT with her husband John, whom she met in a production of Beauty and the Beast, and her three sons, Ronan, Zealand, and Gryffin. Her gears have switched dramatically since all three of her sons have been diagnosed with autism.

One of the most rewarding aspects Danielle has had, as a mother of three children with special needs, is to give them the gift of experience. Sharing the love of travel with her children has allowed them to expand their horizons, as they learn about different parts of the world. Their added challenges have not stopped them from having vacations of a lifetime and she is excited to make your next trip a smooth and unforgettable experience.

Danielle is one of Premier Custom Travel's Disney Parks experts and is also our consultant for clients with autism or other special needs. She is a CLIA Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC), an IATA Accredited Agent, a Special Needs Group Certified Accesible Travel Advocate, and a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge.


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