Overwhelming! That is the adjective I hear most when first time families begin to plan their Disney vacation. It is the number one reason why newbies seek me out. But what about the seasoned Disney traveler? You know the parks as well as I do. You have your proven strategies to maximize your ride time and your family’s a well-oiled machine when it comes to working the Fastpass system. You even know exactly which restaurants you like. In fact, you’ve probably helped others plan their Disney vacation as well. So why would you need or want to book through me when you can do it on your own? The simple answer is time and money and not necessarily in that order.When you call Disney to book your vacation, you are connecting to The Walt Disney Travel Company which is the services The Walt Disney Company employ to help guests book tickets and reservations. As a travel agent, I too am booking your vacation through the Walt Disney Travel Company except I’m working through their agency hotlines. There are absolutely no price differences or benefits to you calling in your own reservation directly versus me booking it for you. The numbers are exactly the same. I do however bring one critical advantage to the table.
I work with Mouseketrips, where we are an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. This means we are recognized by the Walt Disney Company for our experience and expertise in planning Disney vacations. What this means for you is I am in the loop for knowing about every offer and deal that Disney presents. When I book your trip, I know exactly which offers you qualify for and will ask for those prices to be applied. But typically, offers become available after people have already booked. I keep track of all my families and when new offers come out, I automatically rebook every family’s vacation that qualifies to get them the same package at a better price. You don’t even have to know the deals came out or ask me about it as you will probably first learn about the Disney offer when you receive an email from me telling you I just saved you money! And you probably wouldn’t even be aware that I woke up early the day the offers became available and sat on hold for up to three hours to make sure my families got in on that offer. When you call Disney directly, they will not tell you about the offers available, you have to know and ask. They will not say to you, “Hey, if you adjust your vacation by one day, you would qualify for this deal that will give you free dining.” I would. I act in the same way your realtor or your attorney would. I work on your behalf, and making sure your family has just the vacation you want, for the least possible price is my number one priority.
I love working with families who are new to “the mouse” but I also love working with seasoned Disney families as well. I love our enthusiastic conversations that always end in a volley of “oh, have you ever tried…”. And I always learn something new from your expertise and sometimes I offer something new to you too. I know that for Disney families, the planning is sometimes a huge part of the joy of a Disney vacation. I’m here to help you as much or as little as you would like. My role is not to tell you how you should vacation in Disney - you’re already an expert in that. My job is to be your advocate. I hope the next time you are ready to book another Disney vacation, you will be happy to call me knowing I am here ready to make sure you’ve paid the least amount for the most magic. And if you need another Disney nut who is always ready to chat about anything from Astro Orbiters to Zazu encounters and anything Disney in between, I’m just a phone call away!