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The amount of research necessary to plan all the details and options of a Disney vacation can be extremely time consuming and even intimidating for some people.  For many people a vacation is an event. They are far and few between and a Disney vacation may be a once in a lifetime opportunity.  And they can be costly.

Naturally you want to get the best value for your money.  Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed by all the options.  Then you should consider working with a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. 

A common misconception is that using a travel agency means you’re paying more. This simply isn’t true. Price out the identical trip with Disney directly and you’ll see that it’s exactly the same price, just with better service

We recommend Mickey’s Travel who does all Disney Destinations and offers 100% FREE service.  I understand for some you need to handle every aspect of your own vacation. You are on my own planning site so I get it. But let Mickey’s Travel take care of the booking part.  Then you can decide how much planning help you want from them.  Mickey’s Travel can do it all for you or just be there to answer your questions. 

If a better deal comes along they’ll take care of it and modify your reservation and get that discount for you even if you booked a year in advance.  You’ve been on a Disney forum reading posts about how many hours people were on hold with Disney to get the discount on their existing reservation. These people will do that for you and for FREE!

If a last minute situation arises like a the pool being closed for an emergency refurbishment Mickey’s Travel already has back up alternatives in place.  Those types of things are the no fun part of a Disney vacation and to me having someone take care of that is priceless.

Disney will never automatically modify your existing reservation to save you money when a promotion comes out. They will offer you choices and prices and never provide any insight to help you make a decision. They are not allowed to. They book whatever you decide you think you want. 

When you call Disney direct you have to remember you are dealing with a call center.  This is a group of people that are trained “to be and sound” a specific way by Disney.  And for many of them it is only a job.

Mickey’s Travel require all of their agents to have in depth experience with Disney destinations, including multiple in-person, on-site visits and a minimum one visit per year.  For the agents of Mickey’s Travel it is their love and their passion. They will help you get the most from your Disney vacation and will help you save both time and money.

Also they have earned the distinction of being named an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. Mickey’s Travel was given this special designation by Disney as a result of their agency’s ongoing focus and commitment to planning customized magical trips to the Disney Destinations. Disney doesn’t let just anyone use the “Disney” name so that is a huge endorsement.

Now please don’t get this confused with just travel agents who have completed the College of Disney Knowledge, an online course offered by Disney.  Any travel agent can easily become a “Disney Specialist” in a few hours, without ever having visited a Disney vacation destination in person!  An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner has an intimate relationship with Disney due to the hundreds of families they send on Disney vacations each year.

You’ll pay the same amount for your Disney vacation booking with a travel agent just as if you booked directly with Disney.  However booking it through that travel agent you helped them provide for their family.  They pay the mortgage, put food on the table, pay the insurance, medical expenses and dance lessons just like you do for your family. But it cost you nothing extra.

Follow this link to the Mickey’s Travel family of Authorized Disney Vacation Planners