I used a journey agent to plan a Disney World journey for my household of seven. The free service made the expertise extra pleasurable.

  • I just lately went to Disney World with my husband, three youngsters below 5, and oldsters. 
  • It was a last-minute journey we deliberate whereas we have been in Miami visiting household. 
  • Utilizing a journey agent made the planning a lot simpler and it did not price me something. 

In April, whereas visiting household in Miami, I assumed it might be enjoyable to take my three youngsters, husband, and my dad and mom to Disney World for a few days.

I asked in a tweet if folks had strategies of the way to go about planning a last-minute journey, and amongst all of the very useful suggestions, somebody mentioned they have been a Disney travel planner they usually may assist me. 

At first, I used to be skeptical. Disney is already so costly to start with and I’ve deliberate a number of holidays to locations like Italy, Uruguay, and Argentina so I felt I may deal with Disney with out having to spend much more cash.

However when she mentioned her providers would price me nothing I made a decision to provide it a strive. 

The trip-planning service actually was free — she will get paid by Disney World

I assumed the free service would have a catch in some unspecified time in the future, however our agent defined that she will get paid by Disney for each reservation she makes. Disney desires to have all rooms booked always, so these brokers get a lower when they’re able to convey extra folks to the parks.

I informed our agent, who works at Good Mothers Journey, a few of the key particulars of our journey — how many individuals, what number of days, and very best dates. She got here again with three completely different resort choices inside on Disney property.

Then my dad and mom determined to hitch us, so we had to return to the drafting board and choices she’d initially supplied, just like the Polynesian Village Resort, weren’t accessible anymore so I knew we needed to act quick.

The author and her family at Disney

The author together with her husband and their three youngsters.

Courtesy of Conz Preti

The planner took care of all the pieces and stored up with our last-minute modifications

She took all of our wants into consideration and we ended up reserving two related rooms within the Modern Resort for 3 nights and 4 days.

She additionally purchased our park tickets and made reservations for every park — one thing I might by no means finished since this technique was put in place in 2020. She requested what characters our children have been into, and booked us two character meals throughout our keep. She additionally added a household meal whereas we have been at Magic Kingdom. 

After reserving all the pieces I noticed we needed to be at Epcot throughout prolonged hours, which occurs on Mondays. We needed to transfer all of the reservations round to accommodate this and her information actually got here in helpful as a result of she additionally helped us go to Magic Kingdom throughout prolonged hours on Wednesday. 

She was accessible always to reply my questions

As a result of we hadn’t been to Disney since 2019 I had loads of logistical questions, like the way to use Genie+ and whether or not we wanted MagicBands. She was prepared with hyperlinks and solutions to all my questions and I felt much less confused by the entire course of. 

She additionally had entry to our Disney World app and stored an eye fixed on whether or not new reservations for meals have been opening as much as match our occasion of seven. 

Now, I am going to by no means do Disney with out a journey planner 

Our expertise working with a journey planner was so nice that I am going to by no means do Disney once more with out one.

At each single step, she made positive we had all the pieces we needed, and as a working mother, it meant there have been fewer issues I wanted to consider — which I really appreciated.