Fairytale Journeys Travel

HELLO! I am Shelbey,

Maryland, Disney Travel Agent

My name is Shelbey Strickland, and I absolutely LOVE to travel! Disney has been a tradition for my family of 16 since I was a child, with visits on the 4th of July every other year. Now, we go every year, and planning Disney vacations is a dream come true! With three kids under six and my husband, sharing the magic with them and enjoying couple getaways brings immense joy. I believe there’s a perfect Disney vacation for everyone, tailored to their desires.

I’m an expert on vacations with young children, dietary restrictions, and extra magical tips to take your vacation to the next level. Beyond Disney, I specialize in organizing trips for large groups, girls’ weekends, family outings, and romantic escapes. I also adore island retreats and exploring the wonders of the United States, eager to share these experiences. As your personal concierge, I delight in crafting unforgettable moments and providing invaluable advice.

Dream it up, and let’s get you there!

Shelbey Strickland - Maryland Disney Travel Agent
Shelbey Strickland
Travel Advisor | Social Media
Top 25 Sales Producer
State: Maryland
Ph: (703) 774-6841

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My love for Disney began when I was a young girl, and my parents took me to Disney with my brothers for a boy scout trip. During High School, I attended Benjamin Russell in Alexander City, AL, where I was a majorette in the band. We were given the opportunity to perform at Magic Kingdom during one of their parades, which was a dream come true and such an honor to have been chosen. Walt Disney’s vision was to dream, believe, dare, and do. I think this is still true today!

I began my travel experience at another home-based travel agency, where I learned about the travel business. During this time, my love for Disney and the magical experience Disney offered became the focus of my travel business.

The many years of experience in sales and the importance of customer service, loyalty, and dedication for every client to have a magical experience is when Fairytale Journeys, LLC was created. For the past 20 years, my family and I have visited Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Aulani. I enjoy helping others plan their magical vacations to WDW. I give each client the personal service that they should have. I ensure everything is taken care of for their magical vacation from the beginning of the reservations to the end. That’s why it’s so important to book with a travel agent so that you can receive a personal touch on your vacation.

I am here to help my clients with dining reservations, itineraries, travel arrangements, and most of all, dedication to making sure that each of my clients receives the best price for their magical vacation!

I have an undergraduate degree in Fashion Merchandising and a Masters’s Degree in Elementary Education. I am married to Steve Hays from Huntsville, AL, and we have two boys, Wilson and Garren Hays.

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