For those that choose to take a Walt Disney World vacation, it’s more complicated than almost any other travel destination. This is why using the best Disney Travel Agents (also known as Disney vacation planners) have become so huge for families planning their vacations! With the variety of activities, theme parks, fast passes, restaurants, and numerous hotel options, a person can go crazy trying to organize and plan a Disney trip! Fastpass planning alone is such a bear and can be a maze of confusion! If you are thinking of heading to Disney or in the midst of planning your vacation to Disney World, we strongly recommend using one of the authorized Disney travel agencies available.
Authorized Disney travel agencies have been approved officially and are identified as such. These Disney vacation planners are knowledgeable about all things WDW and do their best to get you the most out of your next vacation. While you could use a regular travel agent, you’d be doing yourself a disservice and missing out on how much Disney travel agencies can help you navigate those muddy, trip planning waters. We have mapped out some benefits to using authorized Disney travels agent below.
1) The Best Disney Travel Agents Do All The Work For You
The planning that goes into ANY travel destination takes some time, but a WDW vacation is a whole other ball game! You have to be organized and actively involved in planning in order to maximize what you can do on your vacation. You have to remember when to make dining and Fastpass reservations, keep an eye on special discounts that get released, choose the best hotel for your needs (there are a lot of options), figure out transportation, and SOOOOO much more. The good news is that Disney vacation planners take care of ALL of this for you! Because they are usually seasoned travel agents, they are used to keeping track of these things for others. Especially for those that haven’t been to WDW before, these agents are lifesavers and make planning a breeze!
2) The Best Disney Travel Agencies Are Available To You Anytime of the Day
Because most travel agents work from their homes, their schedules can be flexible in when they choose to work. Some like a 9-5 structure as with most traditional professional jobs, while others find a few hours here and there throughout the day. And since agents have access to their computers or smartphones almost all of the time, it is easy to contact them. Most check their emails multiple times per day, so their response time is quick. WDW agents would probably be unhappy that I mention this as a benefit, but it is very true that they try to be as accessible as possible to their clients.
3) Disney Vacation Planners Have Vacationed There Many Times
What I really like about using the best Disney vacation planners is that they most likely have taken the same type of vacation themselves! So they have first-hand experience about being there, which helps in planning vacations for others. You wouldn’t think that this would be that important, but I can guarantee that an travel agent that enjoys traveling to a place that you are wanting to travel to also is such a perk. Think about it: for a regular travel agent, there is a chance that they have never traveled to the place you want to go. So while they can book your vacation, who’s to say they know how to best plan it? The best travel agents like giving their clients the best opportunities with the knowledge from their own experiences.
4) You Don’t Pay Them Anything!
How cool is it that you don’t have pay any fees to use a Disney travel agent? (if you have looked into an agent that does charge a fee, run far away!) Their sole commission comes directly from Disney themselves, so you don’t pay Disney travel agencies anything extra! It’s like having a really good friend planning your vacation that knows so much more than you do about WDW trip planning. Not too long ago, I thought that you had to pay to use a travel agent, so I was pleasantly surprised and now more likely to use one for my own vacations in the future!
5) They Work To Get You The Best Deals & Discounts Offered
You might think, “Well, they work off commissions, then they will want to make me pay the most for my vacation, right?” That is actually incorrect. WDW travel agents really do enjoy finding and getting you the best rates for your vacation, whether that is for vacation packages, or just hotels and tickets. For example, if new discounts are released after they have booked your vacation, most (good) agents will rebook everything with the lower price. Do they have to do this? Well, no. But agents love building trust with their clients so that they will use their services for future trips. It would be really easy for them to ignore lower rates just to get a higher payout, but that is a one-time thing, and their clients could move to a different agency if they know their agent wasn’t honest or willing to put the work in. The best Disney travel agents scour for discounts daily in getting your best bang for your buck.
Those are just a few of the numerous benefits of using an authorized Disney travel agent for booking a WDW vacation. I like knowing that using an agent take most of the stress out of vacation planning. And with everyone’s busy lives, who has all that time to plan their own vacations anymore? I’m glad there is an option that as a frequent Disney World vacationer feels comfortable using.
Although there are MANY travel agencies to choose from that specialize in Disney vacation planning, we highly recommend Capture the Magic Vacations! Not only do they have a cool name (we do not own this company, just have a very similar name), but their agents are amazing! Capture the Magic Vacations helps their clients book Central Florida vacations, focusing mostly on Disney World and Universal Orlando. Yet they are so helpful in booking ANY type of vacation! You can just tell they love helping out families so much, and as a client, you will know you’re taken care of and getting the best service!
Before you travel for your WDW vacation, be sure to check out our best Disney World vloggers article to make sure you don’t forget any essentials before you leave. And of course be sure to listen to the Capture The Magic Podcast for the latest, news, travel tips and more for your trip.