I was working with a client and friend last night on her family’s vacation. She thanked me for helping her make her vacation so easy. She said her sister-in-law was planning a trip and was so stressed out. She said, “She’s completely overwhelmed! I’ve never seen her like this.”
Disney is supposed to be FUN!...not stressful. You don’t have to plan everything in a day. Yes, you can plan every little detail all by yourself, or you can us a Travel Agent to help you with as much (or a little) as you want. Whether you’re a go-with-the-flow type or a total “type a”, a TA can help you with the ins and outs and constant changes of Walt Disney World.
Here are 9 reason why you should use a Travel Agent
1- Travel Agents are FREE!
Yes, you read that right. Most travel agents are free! It doesn’t cost you a penny more to book with an agent than with Disney directly. Disney pays the agency a commission, but the price to you is the same. So support your friends, neighbors and local businesses – book with a travel agent!
2- They’ll monitor your vacation for discounts and deals.
When a sale or promotion comes out your TA will automatically “apply” the new deal, if it’s available for your resort/dates.
3- If you don’t want to do your own dining reservations, your agent will.
They get up at 6am FL time, 180 days in advance while you sleep in. You can also do them, if it makes you happy; they can help you figure out which restaurants are a good fit for your family.
4- Your TA can help you find the right resort for YOU!
Everyone’s vacation wants, needs and budget are different. There are hundreds of options to choose from. Driving vs flying makes a difference. Pre-Schoolers vs teens makes a difference. As your TA sees your needs, they can come up with the right resort and save you dozens of hours doing research.
5- Your TA can help you pick you park days to maximize your fun time vs your line time.
We have many tools to help us predict which parks will have less crowds over other parks. This means less wait for rides and entertainment so you can do more!
6- Your TA can help with the Disney Dining Plan.
Is the dining plan beneficial for my family? Did I over book my credits? - Your TA will help you with those questions and help you get the most out of your dining credits.
7- Your TA will make your fastpasses for you
At 60 days out your travel agent will get up at 7am to make your fastpass reservations for you, while you sleep in or are getting the kids off to school. Or if it’s fun for you, you can book them yourself. You TA can help you figure out which rides are best to get passes for.
8- Your TA can help you with an itinerary.
At Upon A Star Travel and Concierge we will send you a personalized itinerary to help you navigate through everything that has been pre-booked for you. It's your guide to fun!
9- Your TA has some tip and tricks up their sleeve.
Our agents are regular Disney goers. We’ve got a few things we’ve picked up along the way. From ways to save to surprising your kids with some “pixie dust” while your there, our knowledge can really help make your trip more magical. We are constantly educating ourselves and doing everything we can to be your experts!
Even if you have already booked, you can TRANSFER your existing reservation to a Travel Agent. If you booked within the last 30 days and have not paid in full, your trip can be transferred to a TA to take advantage of their services.
There are a “few, uh, provisos. Ah, a couple quid pro quo.” The only thing you cannot do with a TA is modify your reservation- change, cancel or move dates, through Disney. You must do this through your TA and they are no more than an email away.
I used Walt Disney World as an example of the many ways a Travel Agent can make your Disney vacation less stressful, but we apply this same level of service for all of our destinations and bookings. Whether it's Walt Disney World, Disney Destinations, Cruises, group travel, All Inclusive vacations and many more, you will get the same expert service every time!
Contact your Travel Agent to help you book your next Magical Vacation!!!