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  • On Oct 4, 2019
    Terry from MI Asked

    Is there an advantage or disadvantage to using a Disney Tourist company

    Hi, Terry!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so excited to hEAR that you are planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation!  There are so many new and exciting things happening now and in the upcoming months, so it's the perfect time to plan a visit!

    Whether you decide to book your magical vacation package yourself or utilize the services of a Disney authorized travel agent, is really just a matter of personal preference.  Do you want to do your own resEARch and take charge of the planning process, or would you like someone to walk you through it?  Another thing to consider is that some travel agents simply book your vacation for you.  Others may be more involved in the planning process and willing to help you with things such as booking dining reservations and FastPass+ selections.  You may want to look into exactly what services your touring company provides before you make your decision.

    As far as pricing goes, your vacation will cost the same amount whether you use a Disney authorized travel agent or book on your own using the Walt Disney World Resort website.  If any special offers or discounts become available after you book your trip, you always have the option to modify your vacation package to take advantage of these deals.  Some people like to use a travel agent because most Disney authorized travel agents will keep track of these special offers for you.

    If you decide to forgo using a travel agent, there are some great online Disney vacation planning tools that you may find helpful.  Also, please know that the Disney Parks Moms Panel is always here for you.  Whether you decide to work with a travel agent or not, you are always welcome to stop by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any vacation planning questions you might have.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a Disney Parks Moms Panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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