• On May 22, 2016
    Christina from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi. My name is Chrissy. Was just wondering if I fly solo on booking my next Disney trip will I get the same advantages . I have used a travel agent the last few times but the more I think about it I really think I can do this myself.

    Hi Christina!

    I have to admit that I personally never have used a travel agent to book my Walt Disney World Resort vacations. I do however know a lot of people do use travel agents and a lot of my friends are travel agents and there is nothing wrong with using them! Without knowing what advantages you were given it is hard for me to say with 100% confidence that you would always get the same thing (for example a travel agent may throw in an incentive like a small gift card or gift in your room if you book with them.)

    What I do know is that Disney does offer the same packages and Special Offers to travel agents as well as guests booking their own vacations. If you find a Special Offer that you feel works for your family you can always check for availability of that offer online and you can also contact Disney Reservations directly. As a Walt Disney World Resort guest you are entitled to perks such as Disney’s Magical Express, Extra Magic Hours (if staying at the Walt Disney World Resort), access to purchase the Dining Plans, Complimentary Resort Transportation, and so much more regardless of who booked your vacation for you. 

    If you are confident that you have learned the ropes then I say go for it and book by yourself! Be sure to look out for Special Offers to make your next vacation a bit more affordable and enticing!

    I hope that you have an Unforgettable time planning your next magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology  nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess. I am always dreaming about and planning my next Walt Disney World vacation. I have experiencing navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, multigenerational groups, as well as with special needs and food allergies. I love helping others plan their vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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