• On Jan 9, 2020
    Pamela from MN 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.

    We are planning a trip for a family of 4 October 1st-6th 2020 to Disney world and will like to know is it better to book direct or go through a travel agent for savings on hotels, park tickets, and airfare.

    Hi Pamela!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel for help in planning your trip. We love to help!

    Generally you'll find that the price of your Walt Disney World vacation is the same regardless of whether you choose to book directly yourself or via a travel agent. It really is more of a personal preference.

    If you like to be really hands on with your vacation including making your dining reservations (up to 180 days in advance for popular venues) and managing all the details, then booking directly via the website or by calling (407) 939-5277 may be right for you. If you do book yourself, you'll want to keep an eye on the Special Offers that may be announced (even after you book your stay). If a great deal is released, you'll often be able to add it to your reservation if your resort and room category are available.

    But, if you'd prefer a more hands-off approach to your vacation, working with a Travel Agent who specializes in Walt Disney World vacations may be the best option for you. These agents can often give a bit more guidance,  keep an eye on newly released Special Offers, and help make dining reservations. You'll have a bit less control over doing all of those things, but that can also mean less worry. The only thing to verify is that you look for a Walt Disney World specialist. They'll know the details that can really enhance your vacation, and hopefully save you money.

    Either way you decide to book, I'm sure you'll have a perfect Walt Disney World vacation. And, don't forget the Disney Parks Moms Panel can help along the way too. Just let us know!

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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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