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  • On Jul 20, 2011
    April from ME 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.

    I am a little green about planning a trip, I have always used a travel agent in the past, but was wondering is it just as easy to plan/arrange a trip to WDW through the Disney website?

    Yes and no. Using the Disney website to book your vacation is very easy. I've booked many, many vacations this way and I've never been unhappy with any of these experiences. It is very nice to be able to plan at your own convenience, and to have complete control of all of your reservations, right at your fingertips.

    On the other hand, booking through a travel agent is also easy and convenient. The biggest benefit to using a travel agent, in my opinion, can be found if you select one who specializes in Disney vacations. This means you will be dealing with a Disney expert, who truly knows the ins and outs of visiting WDW and can offer you solid expertise to plan your vacation. A travel agent will also continue to look for the best deal for you, even after you have booked your trip. For example, I used a Disney travel agent to book a trip for my family this fall, and he recently contacted me to let me know that we could save a good chunk of money by switching to a different resort. I was happy to make the change!

    Of course you can always do the research yourself and continue to look for a better deal, but it will take a little time and effort. is a resource I have used in the past to follow Disney sales and specials when booking on my own. If you opt for a Disney travel agent, I have worked with and have also been very pleased.

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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