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  • On Dec 30, 2021
    Stephanie from AZ Asked

    Hello! Would it be best to schedule a vacation through a travel agent or directly online through the website? Thank you!

    Hey there, Stephanie! Welcome to planDisney! I am so excited to see you at the beginning of your magical planning journey, and I am thrilled that you stopped by to ask a planning question! You have come to the right place, my friend.

    I love planning. Every step of planning my family's Walt Disney World Resort vacations is an event and is half of the fun for me. However, that was not always the case. When I booked my first family vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, I was honestly not even sure where to start. So, I booked our trip through a Travel Agent, and I am so glad that I did. She took care of everything, such as finding the best vacation package for us, booking, purchasing theme park tickets and applying any discounts that arose before our trip. She gave us dining recommendations, made our Advanced Dining Reservations and gave us tips on touring the theme parks. She even happily switched our Resort hotel twice, per my request. For me, using a Travel Agent provided the assurance I needed that the vacation would be magical before I was confident in my own magic-making.

    Whether or not to use a Travel Agent is totally a personal preference, but since it comes at no additional cost, if this is your first time booking a Disney vacation, I definitely recommend using an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. In fact, my pal and fellow planDisney Panelist Tracy agrees and explained it best in this answer to another Guest. Then, you can just sit back, rest easy and enjoy the magical ride!

    Stephanie, no matter how you choose to book your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I am wishing you the most magical time! Stop by any time for tips and advice from us! Happy planning!

    Mandy
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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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