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Meet Erin Karpenko

Erin Karpenko


Gold Key Advisor


Walt Disney World® Resort; Disney Cruise Line; Disneyland® Resort; Adventures by Disney®; Aulani; Universal Orlando Resort™

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Erin Karpenko loves Walt Disney World® Resort. In fact, she visited for the very first time before she was even born! A family tradition for as far as she can remember, Erin, along with her two older sisters and extended family, visited Walt Disney World Resort every couple of years. From the holidays to high summer, they stayed anywhere from the cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground to Moderate and Deluxe Resorts.

As soon as she was old enough to utilize her organizational prowess, Erin began creating itineraries for her family trips. And since they traveled with as many as fifteen family members and friends, she learned at a very young age how to plan fun experiences for large groups and families to share.

Disney is a whole new experience now that Erin has a 15 year-old son! She has mastered planning everything from infant to teen experiences at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line, and Aulani. And because her parents sometimes travel along, she’s learned about what grandparents love to do, and great ways for them to spend time with the kids while the adults have a date night! Disney isn’t just for kids, you know.

As a travel planner, Erin enjoys understanding her client’s expectations and how they like to vacation. With this knowledge, she organizes client trips using Extra Magic Hours, park crowd predictions, even knowing which rides to hit first and which restaurants offer the best dining for each family. And if her clients simply want a few pointers before they set off, she can do that too! As long as she knows they are prepared, Erin is happy.

Her motto is, “Do what you like, like what you do!” She lives it every day as she makes magic for her clients!


“Erin ~ The [Adventures By Disney] trip was unbelievable. The opposite of traumatic. Euphoric may be close. All of it was wonderful. What I find difficult is expressing all of the experiences to others because we did such a ridiculous number of things! I need more adventures in my everyday life!

My kids had a most wonderful time. You have us for life. I will do as many of these as possible.”

Heidi Bosek, Norfolk, CT

“Hi Erin. We had an AMAZING time in Disney and much due to your incredible help and planning. Having our first nights dinner at Cinderella royal table was incredibly special so thank you for that recommendation.  Actually all of the dinners were great calls and so fortunate you brought them to my attention and planned them for us. My kids LOVED Chef Mickeys and seeing all the characters. Not much we would have done differently, we got to experience all the parks, had great character dinners and our room with a few of the fireworks was perfect!!!

Thank you again and we will definitely keep in touch for our next visit–and good to know that you do other trips.”

Kelley Gilligan, New Canaan, CT

“If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World, as we did, DO NOT HESITATE for one moment to use this amazing Concierge service. My agent, Erin Karpenko, was just a jewel from start to finish. I could not have planned this trip by myself. My husband and I took our two adult children with their spouses and our five grandchildren. The trip was a once in a lifetime experience that we will never forget. Thank you Erin and thank you Glass Slipper Concierge! And thank you WDW for a Magical Experience.

Jo Anne Harrington, Seagraves, TX

I wanted to thank you for making our vacation a truly magical experience. Your knowledge of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios was astounding and allowed us to maximize our experience. Your recommendations on the Dessert party and Star Wars tour was exceptional. Because of your knowledge, professionalism, and attention to detail we had a truly amazing trip.”

John M. Schroeder, Tolland, CT

“Erin has perfectly planned our Disney trips for the last two years. I highly recommend her services! She made our trips far less stressful & much easier to enjoy by planning out and suggesting things that I wouldn’t have thought of or known about myself. Dining reservations, Fastpasses, hotel accommodations…everything mapped out so we could get the most out of our vacation. Already thinking about next year…and we just got home!”

Shannon Mendoza, Terryville, CT

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