Reasons to book with a Disney Travel Agent
Updated: Jan 10, 2020
Let's face it, Disney vacations are expensive and they wear you out. If you are going to spend that amount of money, shouldn't you get the most out of it? Disney Vacation planners offer their specialty services at no charge. Services such as setting up My Disney accounts, magic bands, special resort requests, arranging transportation, etc. Those services are completely FREE to their clients and are hard to say no to. Here are the top reasons to use a Disney Travel Agent for your next family vacation.
1. Having a "GO-TO" person
When you book your vacation with a Disney travel agent, that agent will be your go-to person throughout the entire process. You can ask your agent any questions and express concerns you may have throughout the process. Your agent will then work with Disney on all the details. This keeps you from sitting on hold on the phone waiting for a cast member. You will not need to contact Disney for anything. If you book your reservations directly through Disney, you will speak with a different Cast Member each time you call. You will not have the personal relationship you develop when you work directly with one travel agent. There’s no need to explain something more than once when you have just one point of contact. No one wants to think about an emergency occurring during their vacation. Unfortunately these things happen. When you book your vacation with a travel agent, you have someone on call during your vacation. All you have to do is pick up the phone and text or call your agent and they start working behind the scenes to assist on your behalf. If you book your vacation through discount outlets such as Sam's Club or Costco. Those big box stores will not provide the same service that your agent will.
2. Agents have that Disney Degree
Disney travel agents have successfully trained on Disney College of Knowledge courses and must maintain that certification by training each year. Disney World is constantly growing and changing and agents must keep up with the latest news and details to pass along to their clients. One important detail is the refurbishment list. Disney is always having to update their attractions and resorts. They regularly post a list for travel agents to pass along to their clients. There’s nothing worse than arriving at your resort, only to see your pool is closed for refurbishment. Booking with an agent can prevent things like this from happening. A knowledgeable agent can help you pick the perfect resort for your family and help you stay within your budget. Did you know that you can book a Walt Disney World package with just a $200 deposit? Knowledgeable agents will know all the tips and tricks on how you can budget and afford the Disney vacation of your dreams
3. Save time and money
Who knew that planning a Disney vacation could be so difficult? Disney is such a large vacation destination with so much to do. Without a plan for your trip you could really get lost and wander around with no purpose. You would waste time and money! There are so many working parts to a Walt Disney World vacation. Once you decide on your dates and resort, then you have to decide on the more difficult steps. How many days do you really need in the parks? Which parks are better suited for your children? Do you really need a park hopper ticket? Do you want to add a dining plan to your package? If so, which one – there are three (3) to choose from. You can read books, blogs and ask all of your friends what they recommend and chances are you will get a different opinion from each one. Yep, everyone has their own opinion about the “right” way to do Disney. You have to decide what is right for you and your family. A good Disney Travel Agent will give you the pros and cons to all of the different package components and allow you to decide what works best for you and your family. One common misconception is that booking a Disney vacation through a travel agent is more expensive than booking direct. The price you pay for a Disney vacation package, regardless of where it is booked, is the same across the board. However, booking your vacation with a Disney travel agent can at times save you money. Disney often releases highly sought after travel discounts throughout the year. The most popular discount is always the Free Dining offer that has been typically offered for guests traveling during the months of August, September, November and December. Other discounts offered throughout the year include Room Only discounts (up to 25% off) as well as the Play, Stay, Dine & Save discount offered in the Spring. If you book your package before the discount is released, you can still take advantage of the deal. If applicable, your travel agent will apply the discount to your package as soon as the promotion is released.
4. Concierge Services
A lot of Disney Travel Agents do not charge any fees for their services. There are some, however, that charge planning/concierge fees for itinerary planning. If the travel agent is going to charge a fee it should be advertised on their website. If you are uncertain, always ask before booking. Each agent has different specialties to offer. Some other common benefits to using a travel agent in the Disney vacation planning process include:
-Dining Plan explanations
-Assistance in choosing a package
-Park navigation assistance
-Insider tips and tricks
-Magical Express Scheduling
-Airport Transfer Booking (Limousine or towncars)
-Stroller / Scooter rentals
-Grocery delivery orders
-Assistance with Birthday/Anniversary Celebrations
-Booking Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique/Pirates League/Specialty Cruises
-VIP Tour Scheduling
-Scheduling Golf tee times
-Scheduling Spa Treatments
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