Perhaps one of the biggest reasons to take advantage of using a travel agent for your Disney vacation (or any other type of vacation for that matter) is that the service you are provided is 100% complimentary to you, the client. The supplier, such as Disney, pays the travel agent for the booking and the client pays absolutely nothing extra. Not a thing! It is a common misconception that you will pay fees to a travel agent and this is simply not the case.
2. Expert Advice & Knowledge
I've been to Walt Disney World specifically every year for the past 10 years and it truly is a passion of mine. I spend time keeping up to date on all the news going on at the World as well as all Disney destinations. I make sure to stay at different resort hotels each time, try new dining experiences, take special tours, and do all of the extra things offered at this amazing vacation destination. I not only do it because I love it, but I do it so that I can confidently make expert recommendations to my clients for their upcoming vacations. We all know that the internet is out there and it can offer you really great resources when planning but did you know that a trip to Walt Disney World requires more research than any other destination? Relying on a true Disney expert can save you so much time and stress!
3. Dining Reservations, Fast Pass Plus & My Magic Plus
There have been so many changes at Walt Disney World in the last year with the arrival of the My Magic + system. It can get extremely confusing, especially to a first time visitor. When using a travel agent you can be assured that you will receive all of the must have info regarding these changes and how to navigate them. Not to mention I can book your dining reservations for you. Many of the hard to get dining reservations require being online or on the phone extremely early in the morning 180 days in advance of your vacation. I will spend that time securing these reservations for you, saving you the trouble of remembering to get it done, getting up early, and spending time on hold with Disney.
4. Cost Savings
Not only are the expert services you are receiving free, they can actually save you money. Agents are aware of all new promotions and discounts offered by the Disney company minutes after they become available. We will automatically apply any new promos that will save you money to your reservation without being asked by the client. You could wake up one day to an email saying, "I just saved your $600 on your reservation" or "I just got you the free dining promotion." The best part is, you would not even have had to know such a promo existed. You would not receive this service if you booked direct yourself and you could miss out on some great savings opportunities!
Often times agents offer special incentives or thank you gifts for choosing to book your vacation with them. Some come in the form of Disney gift cards or special prizes for the kids like plush toys, autograph books, etc. I believe that once you contact me and receive the expert friendly service, prompt responses to your questions, and overall attention to detail you wouldn't need the incentive to want to book. But I still like to thank my clients for their trust and loyalty.
6. Personalized Itineraries
New to the parks and not sure how to make the best use of your time? Want to make sure you hit all of your must dos? I can help you plan as little or as much of your vacation as you would like me to. I understand that some people like to do their own planning. If that is the case, just say the word and I will let you do your thing. However if you feel the need to have help planning out every detail, that is something that I love to do!
7. Supporting a Small Business
Lastly, using a travel agent is a way to support a small business/individual who is doing this mainly because they truly love it but also because they are using their skills to make a living. Even if you consider yourself to be a Disney expert and want to do most of your planning, using a travel agent to complete the booking helps a small business to grow and it costs you absolutely nothing more than if you were to do it yourself.
The next time that you are planning a vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, or any other vacation, please consider contacting myself or any of the wonderful agents at Magical Vacations by Me for all of your travel needs, big or small. We really do appreciate it!