Should I Use a Travel Agent to Plan a Disney Vacation?
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Planning a trip to Disney World is no easy task. The process can be especially confusing and stressful if it’s your first time to the resort. But, with the assistance of a Disney travel agent, it doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience.
A Disney travel specialist can help you plan and book all aspects of your trip. This includes your resort hotel reservations, dining plans, theme park tickets, FastPasses, and even things like your car and stroller rentals. They will also assist you with your touring plans, and make sure that you get the lowest rates so you never spend more than you need to.
Here are 7 reasons why you should use a Disney travel agent when planning your next trip.
Work with a Disney Expert
Your Disney travel specialist will be there to guide you through every step of planning and booking your trip. If this is your first time to Disney World, then you will have lots of questions. For example, you may have questions like:
Which Disney resorts have the best pools, transportation options, etc?
Is the Disney Dining Plan right for my family, or should we pay out-of-pocket?
How many days do we need at Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios?
What are the best rides for FastPass?
Are the character dining experiences worth the cost?
Where do we pick up the airport shuttle?
These are the types of questions that your dedicated Disney travel planner can answer for you. Based on their knowledge and your feedback, you will work as a team to craft the perfect trip. Your vacation package will be tailor-made just for your family and this will give you the best chance of having the most magical trip to Disney World possible.
Disney Travel Agents Really Love Disney World
People don’t just become a Disney travel agent on a whim. No, the people who join this profession are the most diehard Disney Fanatics you’ll ever meet.
Most agents started out by first planning their own Disney trips, and then volunteering to plan trips for friends and family. Many have a eureka moment and think, “gee, I really love sharing my knowledge and passion for Disney with other people. It would be amazing if I could plan Disney trips for a living.” That’s how most people get started in this profession.
Disney travel specialists are people-pleasers and 100% committed to what they do. You, as their client, are the direct beneficiary of their enthusiasm for all-things-Disney. You’ll receive the insider tips and expert advice that only an experienced and passionate Disney Fanatic could offer.
Unlike traditional travel agencies, most people who specialize in Disney travel live-and-breathe Disney parks. This is especially the case at The Vacationeer travel agency.
The authorized vacation planners at The Vacationeer are laser focused on Disney parks and totally dedicated to the success of their clients. This means answering your questions, listening to your goals, then working with you to make sure you end up with the best vacation possible. All this while ensuring you get the lowest rate, the reservations you want, and the best customer service imaginable.
They Search for Discounts and Special Promotions
There are plenty of ways to get discounts on Disney resort stays, theme park tickets, meals, and vacation packages. It will require some searching and some flexibility, but you can save quite a bit of money if you catch the right deal at the right time.
Disney’s promotions spring up from time to time, so you’ll have to stay on top of the latest news from Disney and continue to comb through the deals to find one that fits with your vacation goals. Some people may prefer to search for these new promotions on their own, but it makes more sense to work with a professional who does this sort of thing for a living.
Your Disney travel planner can monitor all the discounts and limited-time offers so you don’t have to. Since it’s their job to monitor all the discounts and new, limited-time promotions that spring up, you’ll have peace-of-mind knowing you are in good hands and they’ll get you the lowest rates available.
Are you looking for the best rates, or do you have any questions about booking a Disney trip? Contact the Disney travel agents at The Vacationeer today. They can help you plan and book every aspect of your magical Disney World vacation.
Book Your Reservations for You
As you work with a Disney travel specialist, you can choose to be as hands-on (or hands-off) as you’d like to be. They are required to book your hotel reservations, theme park tickets, and dining plan package. Other than those three things, your level of involvement is simply up to you.
Booking Disney vacations are time-sensitive and time-consuming. Most clients just let their Disney travel planner take care of the details. It makes sense to just let them handle your time-sensitive dining and FastPass+ reservations while you just relax and plan your packing list.
You’ll sleep better at night knowing that your dedicated Disney travel specialist has you covered.
Ability to Change an Existing Reservation
What happens if you book your Disney trip and then, a month or two before your trip, some unforeseen circumstance arises that prevents you from going? It could be a medical emergency, a family matter, or even another pandemic (God help us). Will you be able to change your dates, or cancel the entire reservation?
The good news is there’s no need to worry. Your Disney travel agent can simply re-book or cancel your existing reservation up until 30 days in advance without penalty.
A Disney travel planner can also modify your trip to take advantage of a new promotional rate. In other words, they will continually monitor the Disney promotions, and, if a better discount (lower price) springs up after your trip has already been booked, then your Disney travel planner will go in and modify your reservation and apply that lower rate to your invoice.
This means that you’ll never pay more than you have to and you won’t need to constantly check the promotions yourself. Relax, they have you covered!
Set Up a Payment Plan
Guests are able to book their reservations up to 499 days in advance of their check-in date.
You are required to pay a deposit of $200 as you book your trip, but that’s all you need to pay right away. The remaining balance can be paid on layaway, and the final payment is due up to 30 days prior to your check-in date.
A Disney travel agent can set up any type of payment plan that works for you and your budget. As long as you pay the installments in increments of $20 or more, and you pay off the balance at least a month before you arrive at Disney World, your travel specialist can create any type of payment plan you wish. It could be weekly, monthly, or just a couple of bulk payments – it’s up to you.
This flexibility is a Godsend for those of us on a budget!
It’s 100% Free
Disney travel planners and their host agency receive a small commission for booking trips. However, this is paid out by Disney (not the clients).
As a client, you are the direct beneficiary of this policy because you won’t pay a dime yet you’ll still receive outstanding customer service. There is absolutely no catch, no hidden fees, no fine print – it really is 100% free.
Not only are Disney travel planners entirely commission-free, but their services put you in a position to receive the lowest rates that Disney offers. As I mentioned before, they will initially book your trip with the lowest rates, then monitor the deals and adjust your vacation package if a deeper discount becomes available. All this and they even book your timely FastPass and dining reservations.
With this level of service, you’d expect to pay a pretty penny. However, this is not the case. When you add up all these advantages, there’s really no reason to book your own trip, even if you’ve been to Disney many times before.