Amanda Zimmerman
Amanda Zimmerman

Amanda Zimmerman

Founder & Advisor
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From theme parks to family cruises to guided tours worldwide, Amanda can help you book your vacation and guide you every step of the way.
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Earn points on every trip — guests who book with Amanda are eligible to earn increasing points for each trip (up to 4x) and redeem for destination gift cards.
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About

Amanda enjoys the fun and freedom of a well-planned vacation and is excited to help you plan yours. Favorite Disney experiences include: walking around EPCOT® World Showcase at closing, first time riding the Dumbo the Flying Elephant® Attraction with her son, and enjoying Joffrey's ☕️ as often as possible.

Favorite experiences

EPCOT
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Avatar Flight of Passage
Blue Bayou Restaurant
Avengers Campus
Roundup Rodeo BBQ
‘Ohana
Connections Eatery
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Westward Ho
Fantasmic!
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
“Magic Happens” Parade

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Testimonials

Michelle R.
We swam, we rode the Skyliner and the monorail, we took a boat and buses, we walked over 23 miles in three days, we mastered the virtual queue and DAS, we saw two spectacular firework shows, we went on every single ride we wanted to - including my old lady nostalgic favorites. I cannot imagine coming down here and just winging it. This trip was so great because of Amanda and the excellent work she does with Good Story Vacations. Thanks to Amanda for her expertise and patience over the last 8 months. I will recommend her highly to anyone who ever considers a Disney vacation for their family. A million thanks!
Michelle R.
Walt Disney World Resort
Devin D.
Amanda was amazing!!! Made it easy and perfect. Immediately (and I mean same-day, every single time) got us answers to questions, and ensured that our trip happened without a hitch. Beyond giving us several options to choose from every step of the way, her own personal knowledge of Disney as a frequent visitor was priceless. She knew exactly how we should navigate the park with our 4 year old. We were perfectly prepared. The greatest peace of mind she gave us was calling the IT department to make sure our reservation was all linked up with our apps and that every member of our family was set up properly, so we never had to worry that we had done something wrong or missed a step along the way. We won’t do it any other way in the future. Best way to book the dream Disney vacation.
Devin D.
Disneyland Resort
Stephanie B.
My husband and I decided (somewhat last-minute) to visit Orlando with our 3 children. We had limited time, wanted to visit both Disney and Universal parks, and weren't sure how to maximize the days, organize the Genie+/lightning lane system, where to stay, etc. Amanda from Good Story Vacations stepped in and within hours provided us with a curated, well-researched itinerary. She knew what type of property (Disney vs. Universal) we should stay at to maximize the benefits, walked us through every step of the booking process and was available anytime we needed her. She is detail-oriented, efficient, kind and always goes above and beyond. Her individualized Disney and Universal pamphlet was worth its weight in gold and set us up for success. I am sending everyone I know to her and can't recommend her enough! If you are considering hitting the parks, get in touch with Amanda ASAP - you'll be so glad you did!
Stephanie B.
Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Studios Orlando
Dina D.
Once upon a time, a wife wanted to surprise her husband for his 50th birthday by taking him to Disney World for the first time. It would be no simple feat but not to fear...Amanda and Good Story Vacations was there to help. If you are planning a trip to Disney and either don't have the time/capacity to figure it out or are completely overwhelmed by how it all works, get in touch with Amanda Zimmerman. Amanda helped me put together an epic surprise trip for my husband including the boring stuff like staying in my budget, the top secret stuff like helping with a surprise visit from my father-in-law, to all the in-betweens like how to use genie+, lighting passes, and memory makers, food/restaurant reservations and recs, booking special experiences like building a light saber, and insider tips like the best place to stand for fireworks. She was instrumental in making our trip as magical as it could be and I couldn't be more grateful. In the end, they celebrated, they smiled, they ate mouse shaped foods, they drank adult beverages where found, they laughed, they squealed with delight, they took 20,000 steps a day...and it was magical. Thanks Good Story Vacations!
Dina D.
Walt Disney World Resort
April S.
As a first time Disney goers we didn’t know where to start the planning process! We were introduced to Amanda and immediately knew she was just what we needed. Amanda’s ability to customize our Disney trip to our family’s needs was amazing. Amanda took our requests, feedback, and endless questions and turned it into a trip of a lifetime. Thank you Amanda for your patience, organization and love of Disney!!
April S.
Scott S.
Where to begin to praise Amanda and Good Story Vacations? We were referred to her by friends and we'll never be able to thank them enough. Nor will we be to thanks Amanda enough, because for two years running, she's set up two of the best trips our family of four have taken. Thanks to her, our vacations to Universal Studios and the Magic Kingdom were so much better than we could have set up ourselves. Her expertise and insight are top notch. She made sure we had all the information we needed to plan the best itineraries in the parks, and walked us through our many options with patience and empathy. And on top of that, when some family emergencies came up that might have caused us to have to reschedule one of these trips, she was right there to calm us down, provide us options and make sure we knew that whatever happened it would be ok. (And it was.) Amanda is absolutely terrific. If you're planning a trip like this, she should be your first call.
Scott S.
Universal Studios Orlando
Alex G.
We just got back from our Disney trip and we can’t recommend Good Story Vacations highly enough! Disney can seem overwhelming initially and Amanda made our trip manageable and tailored personally to our tastes from the beginning! She is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and thorough and really helped us have fun in the planning instead of getting bogged down in specifics! We were able to experience the world of Star Wars and the have a makeover in Cinderella’s Castle. We went to the Very Merry Christmas Party and rode our favorite rides with no lines at midnight. We woke up to Zebra and Giraffes eating outside our hotel room. Our family came home with hundreds of Good Stories thanks to Amanda and her team! Thank you Good Story Vacations!
Alex G.
Walt Disney World Resort
Leigh S.
Amanda is simply the best! First, you can tell how much she truly loves Disney and knows all things Disney! We have a 3, 6 and 8 year old and we went to Disney for the very 1st time. All we knew is we wanted to do the Very Mickey Christmas party and the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for my 3 year old. I had no idea where to start or when but Amanda did! She is very detail orientated and always quick to respond to my messages. I was able to get an appt at the very sought after Boutique thanks to her helpful tips. It was the best day ever for my daughter and I. We loved going over her “strategies” for each park the night before when we were in Disney. It truly helped us be able to do the most in 1 day. She also gave custom recommendations based on our kids ages. I can’t say enough about how magical she made our trip and how easy she made things. We highly recommend Good Story Vacations!!
Leigh S.
Katie P.
The Disney Magic starts with Amanda. From start to finish and every Mickey bar in between, Amanda will be there to make your Disney vacation everything you want it to be. Thank you Amanda for making our trip so seamless! Can't wait to book with you again.
Katie P.
Walt Disney World Resort