When I booked my first trip to Disney, I had no idea. I needed one travel agent to help me understand how this place worked – I had a ton of misconceptions and needed a lot of guidance. Now, years later, I no longer rely on a travel agent to teach me the ins and outs of parks, but I still book every trip with one. Here are my main reasons!
1- I don’t need to get up early to make reservations.
To be honest, this is one of the main reasons I continue to use a Disney travel agent! I can plan my dinner ahead, share my plan with my travel agent, and then nap while my reservations are made. I can wake up, check my Disney app, and see all of my secure reservations. No 5:45 a.m. wake-up call for me, thank you very much!
2- They constantly check for new promotions and offers.
I’m not good at checking discounts. Of course, when I initially buy something online, I’m looking for a promo code, but if a deal is struck after the fact, I’m definitely not looking all the time. Using a travel agency allows me to be sure that my price is the best price available.
3- It’s free.
I know I had (wrongly) assumed that a Disney travel agent would be a paid service, but since payment for their service comes from Disney, it’s not a cost that I, the customer, incur. This is the obvious reason. Why wouldn’t I continue to use a travel agency that allows me to sleep after 60 days when it costs me nothing?
4- They stay up to date with Disney news.
Now, as a super fan obsessed with Disney, I can say that I, too, am usually in the know about Disney news, but for the typical visitor, that’s huge. They’ll keep track of paid parties and events, changes to parking times, and anything else that will impact your trip. This is essential, especially if you’re trying to make the most of your hours in the parks.
5- Need to call customer service? They will take care of it for you!
If you’ve ever been to the dreaded two ends of a long wait with a customer service agency, you know how exhausting the process can be. Disney can be known to have long lines, especially when there are new promotions or specific changes that come along. When you use a travel agency, those long bookings can be handled by someone other than you! It gives you time in your day and absolutely leads to less frustration.
There are many reasons to use a Disney travel agent, with the five above being just the tip of the iceberg. In my experience, your travel agent will be as active (or passive) as you want them to be. At this point, I don’t need any recommendations for restaurants or basic info about the park. I just want someone to book my reservations and call customer service if for some reason my needs can’t be handled online. I’m so grateful to have a service like this available to me – and for free! If you’ve never tried using one before, leave Unlimited Travel Dreams book your next vacation!