Cassie Durham, Independent Travel Consultant affiliated with Academy Travel

I am excited to help you book and plan a Disney destination vacation full of magical memories at NO extra cost.

“We can’t afford to go to Disney!” At the time I spoke this sentence, my husband, Brian, and I had been married 6 years and we had 2 very young sons. I had grown up a fan of Disney movies and cartoons but I had never been to Disney World. Brian was trying to convince me we should take our family there but I didn’t want to give up several years of vacations to take ONE Disney trip, as I had heard people had to do. After a bit of research (and more convincing), we took our first Disney World trip in 2005….and I was hooked. Over the next 10 years, we made 7 more Disney World visits. Yes, we COULD afford it, even with a third son! My love for Disney World has since grown into a career. I strive to use my Disney knowledge, experiences, research and organizational skills to give my clients the most memorable and magical trips I possibly can within the restrictions of their budgets. Whether you need to watch every cent you spend or if you are able to splurge, I am happy to help you plan the trip that best suits your family’s interests, activity levels and ages. Disney World IS affordable and enjoyable for everyone! Please contact me and we’ll begin planning your magical adventure today at absolutely no extra cost to you!

Mission: Assisting individuals and families to book and plan their magical Disney destination vacations

[01/07/20]   Now that the big holiday season is over many people begin to think about vacation. If you're interested in checking out prices for Disney and/or Universal, send an email to me at [email protected] or send me a message here on FB. Disney just released some promos for the summer. Quotes are non-committal and are my planning services. 😊

Exciting news: besides specializing in Disney travel, I am now a Specialist with Universal. When you are considering your vacation needs after the holidays, make sure to check in with me for all your Disney and Universal needs. :)

Dad searches for grieving parents who gave his daughter a gold ring Kyle and Kara Geiselman are desperate to find the strangers who gave their child a very special gift.

Disney's Animals, Science and Environment

Ever feel like you’re being watched at the office? Animal Keepers at Disney’s Animal Kingdom provide dedicated care to all of the park’s residents…even the smallest winged ones. Being able to identify and keep track of everyone in the flock is an essential part of the job – but the relationships and trust built with the animals is truly the best benefit. #DisneyCastLife #CaringforDisneyAnimals

The Kingdom Insider

Oct. 1 1971, The Magic Kingdom opens with 23 rides and its center piece, Cinderella Castle.

The Magic Kingdom will always be a tribute to the life and work of Walter Elias Disney. I truly believe that Walt would be so proud of his "Florida Project," and when I think of him, I always envision him in that video where he's walking the land after purchasing it and you can just see his imagination and vision at work. It will continue to be a place where families and people of all ages can come together and live their happily ever after.
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I'm making dinner and thought i would share some of my favorite kitchen items. I may or may not have a problem !! 😳 However, these all make me smile when I'm in the kitchen so some problems are not problems after all, right? #disneyaddiction

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Disney is magical for everyone!!

Autism service dog Nala enjoyed cuddling with Donald Duck at Epcot in Disney World. ❤️🐶

The Kingdom Insider

A new statue will be erected at Epcot, honoring the man who started it all, Walt Disney.

Walt Disney World

Less wait time. More magic. Snacks included. Yes, please! Choose from three Theme Parks and experience Disney After Hours.

The Sensational Six are Rolling Out on Disney Transportation

Cute!!! The next time you are at a Walt Disney World Resort bus loop, be on the lookout for Mickey and his friends! This month, Walt Disney World buses are taking on a new look, adorned with the sensational six: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and

[06/14/19]   Reason #3: "I don't know why people don't use a travel agent because it saves time!" This one didn't come from my clients because they don't realize they're saving time. Just recently, I needed to call Disney to make a very simple change to a reservation (a client's name needed changed to a different spelling). What typically is a 2 minute phone call ended up being over an hour as there were other issues due to Disney's operating systems. Had my client needed to do this, she would have 1. either not called bc she didn't realize this would be a problem (which would have caused more problems when she would try to make fast passes); or 2. made the call and lost an hour of her day and some of her sanity. LOL These are the things travel agents do every day and it's okay!! We are here to make those calls to make our clients trip magical, easy and (hopefully) less stressful.

Ugh!! This is frustrating!!

🚨Just when you thought you mastered the Walt Disney World Fastpass+ Tier System, #disneyworld has announced changes are coming soon! What are your thoughts on the new tier system? Check out, for more information. We want to know, what are your thoughts on the new change?🚨 #thekingdominsider #disney #disneyparks #nowmorethanever #disneyside #bestdayever #waltdisneyworld Walt Disney World

[06/05/19]   JUNE 18!!! For those who have been patiently waiting to book their 2020 Disney World package, that's the magical day! Get in touch with me and we'll get the details ironed out: [email protected].

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[05/30/19]   Reason #2: "I don't know why people don't use a travel agent because you make things so easy."

I love when my clients say this to me. This is one of my goals. I want to make their trip planning easy and hassle free. I will do as much or as little as my clients desire. When I am making all their reservations and plans, my clients still have decisions to make (like their restaurants and fast pass attractions) but they don't have to learn how to navigate the reservation system, choose dates, times or anything else. I will do it all if they want me to do so. If you have an agent that isn't making things easy, then it's time to find a new agent. 😊

[05/25/19]   Good afternoon Disney fans! I have had a few conversations recently with clients who say, "I don't know WHY more people don't use an agent because...." . I thought I would share some of THEIR insight over the next few weeks. (This is also an attempt for me to post a bit more since that is an area that needs improvement. 😁) So, here we go:

Reason #1: "I don't know WHY more people don't use an agent because it really doesn't cost anything!!!"

I know it sounds impossible but it really does not cost extra to take advantage of my services. I have clients who return from their trips wanting to pay me personally. NO!! That does not happen!!! Why? Disney builds agent fees into their pricing structure. All guests, whether they use an agent or not, will pay for one. So my quotes should be exactly the same as you would get from Disney AND you don't need to pay me...EVER....if I am your booking agent.

Disney Parks Blog

So excited to try these!!!

Earlier today, we unwrapped 55 stunning Disney-themed gondolas for special test runs in another exciting step forward for our Disney Skyliner system that’ll transport guests at Walt Disney World Resort later this fall:

Next office decorating contest: help me pick a clock!

We have a winner!!!!! Thanks for taking the time to vote! I should have an office open house so everyone can see the winner in person!

I am finally getting a REAL office! YAY !! I need a piece of art for the focal point of my office space. Please vote for your favorite!


This is how i feel every time i see Mickey !!! Which character do you wanna run to?

The moment this little girl met Mickey will melt your heart!


Here’s the brand new poster for #ToyStory4. See the film in theaters June 21.


A whole new world. Watch the brand-new trailer for Disney's Aladdin, in theaters May 24.


July 19 #TheLionKing

Beyond the Brick


It's a snowy day here in south-central Pennsylvania and, as usual, I'm Disney dreaming. My family was there in September and I thought I would share a couple pictures of some yummies we had on the first day. Enjoy looking at my "sweet dreams".

Testing Underway for Disney Skyliner Gondolas

Excited to see these in action!

Sharp-eyed visitors to Walt Disney World Resort this week may have spotted something new up in the sky while Disney Skyliner began its initial testing. Sched...

I'm sad that Animal Kingdom's guests today couldn't go on the safari, but what a wonderful reason to close an attraction!!

We’re thrilled to welcome the newest member of the Animal Kingdom Family! Mom, Mara, gave birth to a Masai giraffe calf today around 2 p.m. on the Kilimanjaro Safari Savanna. Mom and calf are bonding well and we hope to share more details soon!

Disney Bestows 'Earmarked Diamond' Status on Academy Travel, Inc. | The Kingdom Insider

This is my agency!!! ❤ Disney Destinations has bestowed its highest honor upon three travel agencies this year including Academy Travel, the preferred travel partner of The Kingdom Insider. You can read more on this incredible achievement below in Academy Travel’s press release… Academy Travel is proud to announce tha...

The Walt Disney Family Museum

Happy New Year!


If you are traveling in the fall of 2019or later, and plan to use your PA drivers license as your TSA identification, PLEASE check out this link regarding the RealID: Beginning October 1, 2020, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant driver's license, photo ID card, or another form of federally-acceptable identification (such as a valid passport or military ID) to board a domestic commercial flight or enter a federal building or military installation that re...

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

Walt Disney World

We are so excited to share Christmas morning with you! 🎁 Join us for the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade, Christmas morning on ABC Television Network! #DisneyChristmasDayParade

Tune In for 'Mickey's 90th Spectacular' ABC TV Special on Nov. 4 Join us as we celebrate 90 years of the one-and-only Mickey Mouse in a two-hour, prime-time special on ABC airing this Sunday, November 4 starting at 8:00 p.m. EST. From the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, the elegant affair will

[09/22/18]   If you received a private message from this account please know it wasn't from me. I must have been hacked!!! Don't open it and i will certainly be checking out which Disney villains are responsible!!! 😡😉

Aren't they beautiful??? Lol remember, Magic Bands are complimentary with your stay at a Disney resort!!

Good afternoon Disney lovers, Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that 2019 Disney World packages are being released on Tuesday!! YAY!! Please contact me immediately if you are interested in a 2019 trip. [email protected]

[05/08/18]   Many people ask what other vacation destinations I book besides Disney Travel Co destinations. I choose NOT to do the Rest of the World because Disney is my passion! However...since many of my clients like to visit Universal, SeaWorld and Discovery Cove while they are in Orlando, I have decided to spread my wings a bit. I have been doing Universal for a couple years and now, I am booking Discovery Cove and SeaWorld!!! I'm trying to keep life simple for my clients by providing "one stop shopping". If you're interested in any of these other destinations, please don't hesitate to contact me!! Happy Traveling!!

What are you doing to celebrate this holiday?

Mickey Vacations from Academy Travel

FREE Dining is back!

Dig Into a Delicious Offer – It’s FREE

Savor the chance to experience an unforgettable stay in the middle of the magic! Enjoy a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day Magic Your Way package that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel and a ticket with a Park Hopper® Option.

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Check out the highlights from the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Disney's Animal Kingdom!

True story....

So spot on!!

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