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Top 5 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent for Your Trip to Disney World

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If you’ve ever taken on the glorious (and sometimes stressful) job of planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, you know it’s not easy.  Questions like: What resort should we stay at? How many days of tickets should we get? What is a hopper? Do we want the dining plan? When do I book my character meals? can overwhelm you.  Despite its promise of being magical and fun, planning a vacation to Disney World can also be very stressful.





This is where using a travel agent that specializes in Disney Destinations comes in handy.  There are a lot of reasons why using an agent is a good choice for your next Disney World vacation.  I’ve narrowed them down to my top 5.

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1. They Fix the Problems

During the off hand chance that something doesn’t go right during your vacation-like your MagicBands not working correctly or your hotel room isn’t up to speed-your travel agent is available to help and intervene on your behalf while you are gone.  They are your ultimate customer service representative and personal advocate.

TIP: A good agent will give you direct contact information to reach them if you need anything.





2.  Invaluable Knowledge and Expertise

When you find a travel agent that works for an agency that is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner (this means they consistently reach Disney’s high level of expectations in knowledge and service), you will find their knowledge is unmatched.  All the questions you had when you initially started your planning will be answered by your agent. They are there to guide and assist as well as provide helpful tips you didn’t know. 

TIP: Key to the World Travel is a certified Platinum EarMarked Agency.

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3.  They can save you money.  Lots of money.

When Disney releases promotions for guests staying at the Walt Disney World Resort, they do it unexpectedly.  Most of the time agents aren’t given any warning.  When you apply a promotion to your vacation package it could mean hours on the phone with Disney’s customer service to make sure everything is correct and you are getting the best value possible.  Discounted rooms can be few and far between and your agent will do the work and try their best to get you one. 

TIP:  Sometimes people receive discount codes in the mail.  Your agent can apply this for you too!

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Photo credit: Ashley Lyons

 

4.  Service

Is there a Princess meal that is important to you and your family while on vacation?  Did you know when you stay onsite, these reservations need to be made six months out at six am in the morning?  Is the new Slinky Dog Dash ride in Toy Story Land a must-do on your next trip?  Your agent will be the one up early and in the system as soon as possible to try for any dining reservation or FastPass for you.  This is crucial because without the coveted FastPasses for popular rides, you could be stuck in lines hours long (see picture above showing the wait times during a busy season).  The agent will also be in constant communication with you in regards to questions, trip changes, payments and anything else you need for your vacation.

TIP:  The FastPass+ system is confusing and complex.  Understanding it well before you travel will take away the stress when you are in the parks.  Your agent will explain it all so you can spend more time having fun.

 

5.  They are FREE

You read that right.  It doesn’t cost you anything to have a Disney specialist guide you through the planning of your family’s magical vacation.  These travel agents are compensated for their time by the Walt Disney Travel Company to ensure that YOU have the best time ever while you are visiting the parks.  

TIP:  Use a travel agent that specializes in Disney Destinations and enjoy your vacation!

Slinky Dog Dash

 

Let’s book your adventure to Walt Disney World today!  Click the photo above or fill out the form below to receive a free no obligation quote from me.  As an agent with Key to the World Travel, I can help from everything to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney as well as Universal Orlando and Sandals/Beaches all-inclusive resorts.  Get in touch at 515-599-1WDW, via email at jennifer.vanhill@keytotheworldtravel.com or follow along on Facebook. Or fill out and submit the form below.  I look forward to helping you plan the most magical vacation for you and your family.





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Jennifer Van Hill

Jennifer Van Hill

Writer at Chip and Co.
Jen is a Michigan based Travel Agent and Executive Director with Key to the World Travel who loves escaping the snow with her husband and two girls. They enjoy cruising and visiting Disney World and Disneyland, as well as taking adventures with Adventures by Disney.
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