Let’s chat about something magical – Disney Vacations…. and let’s talk about something less magical, having to plan a Disney Vacation. I’ve been on my fair share of trips, but you know what’s the hardest to plan? A Disney Vacation! I’ve taken my kiddos to Disney World & Disney Cruises more times than I can count in the last 12 years, and believe me, it’s like trying to plan a wedding, there is so much to do. And I have done it so many times without the help of a Disney Cruise Travel Agent.
Picture this: trying to figure out which cruise you want, which ship to choose from, what itinerary to choose, which type of room to choose, which deck to have that room, figuring out the transportation to the port, what are the check in times, booking the dining, scheduling bibbidi bobbidi boutique, what excursions to choose, what to wear for pirate night, its endless
It’s like a never-ending puzzle! Oh yeah, I have to raise a family too.
A couple of years back, I eventually delegated this responsibility to a Disney Travel Agent, as I had a lot on my hands. (Plus, I had no idea their services came at no cost, so I might have done it much sooner had I been informed.)
My First Disney Travel Agent Experience
My first Disney Travel Agency experience was pretty good. It was one of those big Disney Travel Agencies that boasts it books the most Disney Vacations and makes magical memories, yada yada yada.
They got me my stateroom and found a good itinerary, so it was definitely worth outsourcing to a Disney Travel Agent because I didn’t have to do any of that stuff. The one thing I didn’t love was they tried to upsell me on everything, which I know is sales but it wasn’t that fun.
Still, I was most likely going to use this same company again…. until my friend told me I needed to use her travel agent.
Now, I am not one to usually jump to whatever my friend tells me, and I didn’t really understand how a travel agent could be any different, but my friend insisted I had to try her Disney Cruise Travel Agent.
Seriously, this was the Best Experience Ever
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting too much different when I reached out to the next travel agent, but after a few minutes (maybe even seconds) I knew immediately this was different.
Right off the bat it was a great experience, It was like talking to your best friend. They are so excited to help you plan your vacation, you can feel it. By the way, the name of the company is Best Day Ever Vacations (I probably should mention that)
Rather than just sending over a quote, they wanted to know about my family, what characters my kids are into, what kind of shore excursions would the kids like, and then worked it all within my budget.
We ended up sailing on the Disney Dream because my kids love Marvel and it was during the Marvel Days at Sea and it had a stop at Castaway Cay. It was an amazing ship!
How Did They Help Me Plan My Trip?
In addition to booking the room and tickets, the agency gave our family
- a complete 50+ page guide for our trip
- Notified us along the way of when it was time to book shore excursions
- Gave us a guide and tips on how to setup the Disney Navigator App
- Tips on how to avoid the crowds on the pool deck, what to pack on day 1 of the cruise and more
- They even connected me with a transportation service that was the same price as the Disney Bus but it was premium Black Car Service. My kids thought they were famous
- But that’s not even the best part.….
They Found me a Better Deal, Even after I was already Booked!
So I booked the trip about a year in advance. I put down, I think it was a 10% deposit and hadn’t really thought about a trip when out of the blue I got a text from my Disney Planner Kayla saying a new offer just came out for Disney + subscribers and they got me a better deal. They saved me an extra $1100 on my vacation that I ALREADY BOOKED
It was the best text I have ever received. Since then I have booked every Disney Vacation with Best Day Ever Vacations, I’ve done two Disney Cruises, and am now going on my 4th Disney World trip booked with them this holiday season.
Overall – Will you Love a Disney Cruise Travel Agent?
If you want to plan a Disney vacation, I really suggest using a Disney Travel agent. Even if you find one yourself who’s just okay, it’ll still save you time. If you go with Best Day Ever Vacations, I promise you’ll be super happy you picked them.
They’ve made our Disney Cruise a lot more fun, especially for my family and me. I also tell my friends to use Best Day Ever, and I think pretty much everyone in our school’s parent group has used them.
If you mention “rookie moms,” they’ll connect you with one of their best travel planners to make sure you get great service. And please do mention me because they send me a Starbucks gift card to say thanks when you book. Hey, A girl’s gotta have her Starbucks!
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