Hello. I’m Melissa Chalek, your mouse expert and travel concierge from the tiny state of Rhode Island. I have been planning vacations and assisting clients as a part of Ears of Experience since 2017, although I have been planning for friends and family my entire adult life.
I was seven when I made my first trip to a Disney park, visiting Disneyland® Resort in California with my family. Since then, I have visited Disneyland® Resort
close to a dozen times and Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida nearly fifty times. My favorite parts of a Disney vacation are riding rides, taking behind-the-scenes tours, and checking out the recreational activities at the various hotels. Most Disney vacations are spent with my family, and I was very excited to introduce my husband to the parks in 2012! However, my number one Disney partner is my dad. We started taking father-daughter trips to Disney when I was in college, and we continue that tradition today even though I am in my 30s and married. Outside of my business, I am also an environmental planner, and previously, I was a zoo keeper. I love animals, so naturally Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park holds a special place in my heart. When I’m not working or planning vacations, I spend time with my husband, two step-daughters, and my two cats, enjoying the great outdoors or a Disney movie anytime we can.