Why You Should Use a Disney Travel Agency
One question I am frequently asked is “why should I use a Disney travel agent to book my Disney vacation?” Well, here is the answer…
Why You Should Use a Disney Travel Agent to Book your Disney Vacation
My non-Disney friends are always asking me questions like “which Disney restaurants are best?”, “what rides and attractions are musts?”, “which resorts are good for young kids?”, “how much does a Disney World vacation cost?”, and that sort of thing. Most have my answers are never clear-cut because there are so many factors at play. Everyone has different interests, different goals, and different time and budgetary constraints.
When I start talking about the importance of making FastPasses and Advance Dining Reservations as early as possible, I always get a look of confusion. They say, “I’m not going to remember this.”
The truth is, there is simply too much information to learn and too many dates to book. If you lead a busy life and don’t know too much about Disney World, then this whole process can be overwhelming.
So when I suggest they find a good Disney travel agency to work with, their immediate response is “what will that cost?”
“Nothing,” I reply.
And that’s when I get a look of disbelief.
Yes, it’s true. The services of Disney travel agents is totally free of cost to you, the client. Disney pays out a small commission to the agency for doing the booking legwork, but that cost is never passed on to you.
So what are the reasons to choose a Disney travel agent instead of booking your own trip?
We have outlined the answer in our Disney Travel Planners page. However, I thought I would discuss this again since this topic is so misunderstood.
Let’s go through some of the key advantages of using a Disney travel agency again.
Reasons for Using a Disney Travel Agent
Disney travel agents know the ropes
People don’t just become Disney travel agents on a whim. No way. These are true Disney fans and they love the park like no one’s business.
They seek out this job because they are passionate about all things Disney and love sharing their knowledge with others. There is no better job for a Disney fanatic than to be a Disney travel agent. There is no one better to work with – and seek advice from – because these Disney travel agents know all the ins-and-outs of WDW.
Got questions? They have the answers. Confused about what to book and when? They have you covered.
Disney travel agents are looking out for your best interests. You ultimately call the shots, but their personalized advice will prove invaluable. They will craft the perfect itinerary that is specifically tailored to your goals.
Disney travel agents will monitor promotions to get you the lowest price
Disney travel planners are tasked with monitoring new Disney World discounts and special promotions. When you book your trip, they will find you the best rates available. You can search for yourself, but I think there is much more peace-of-mind knowing that a Disney travel expert is handling it. They have access to all of the deals and will get you the absolute lowest price. Plus, they can modify your reservation if discounts spring up after a trip has been booked (so you can secure the less expensive rate).
Having someone on the lookout for extra ways to save you money is a huge advantage.
Relax – because they will do the work for you
Disney travel agents will book your ticket/hotel/dining plan package and process your payments. They can also book your FastPasses, Advance Dining Reservations, and any other time-sensitive reservations. This is very helpful and will save you time because booking every aspect of your trip can be super stressful. And any delay in booking these reservations can mean that you lose out as other guests take your spot.
If you would prefer to do most of the booking yourself and let your Disney travel agent handle just some of it, then you may certainly do this as well. The ball is in your court. However, it’s nice to just sit back and let someone else take care of the details. They do this for a living so you know it will be done correctly.
Yes, Disney travel agents are free!
Many people just assume there will be extra costs associated with this level of service. There isn’t.
Disney travel planners do receive a small commission from Disney, but this expense never trickles down to you, the client. And by using a Disney travel planner, you will have the best shot at receiving the absolute lowest rates offered to the public. What’s not to like??!
Disney Travel Agents are clearly the way to go. Enjoy your trip!
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