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  • On Sep 8, 2013
    Carrie Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! Great panel! I am wanting to book a trip to WDW with my granddaughters next Fall. Do the travel agents get better deals or can I get the same deals if I book it myself online? I have always booked it myself but was wondering if I should try that.

    Hi Carrie!

    In general, the Walt Disney World rates are the same whether you book a trip yourself or if a Travel Agent does it for you.

    However, many Disney specific Travel Agents will also continue to look for new discounts or promotions which may save you additional money. This means that even after you book, these travel agents will still be looking for a better deal for you. Sometimes agents will offer specials like a small Disney gift card or in-room gift as well. Occasionally these are advertised, but other times it is simply part of their service.

    Also, travel agents will help with your dining reservations and itinerary planning.

    Ultimately, it is really a personal preference. Are you a hands-on planner who likes to have the control and flexibility to change your itinerary on a whim? If so, then perhaps booking yourself is better. Do you prefer to go ahead and book your trip and not have to worry about continually checking to see  if you've gotten the best deal? Then maybe a travel agent would work for you.

    Hope this helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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