Thursday, August 26, 2010

Guest Post: Travel Agent 101

(Amy’s note:  I asked Kelly to write this as an educational piece about how a travel agent can help you plan your Walt Disney World vacation. I have to admit I didn’t know just how much they could offer so I figured others might benefit from this information as well.)

Are you thinking of planning a vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland or even sailing away on a Disney Cruise Line vacation? If so, you should considering using a travel agent. I know what you are thinking “Why should I pay for a travel agent?” Well you don’t have to! Planning a Disney Destination vacation can be overwhelming so why not use the free services of someone who knows all about Disney and loves it! At Travel with the Magic, we have experienced Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and are College of Disney Knowledge graduates. We do not charge for our services.  We do more than just book your vacation; we offer personal concierge services such as:

• We offer itinerary planning
• We monitor the discounts so that you are getting the best deal even after you book your vacation
• We will make your Advance Dining Reservations
• We set up transfers through Disney, a private service or book your car rental
• We send out your documents USPS priority mail at no charge to you
• When you are away should there be an emergency we are here to help
• We have experience with Groups and Grand Gatherings
• We offer FREE onboard credits when you sail in the Disney Cruise Line
• We are always available to you even during your vacation by phone, email and fax
• We send out a Welcome to the Magic Packet once you are booked with information to help you begin planning

Rope Drop at Magic Kingdom
Now you still might think there is a catch but there isn’t! All of our services are free! If you book a Disney vacation package with us, Disney pays us after you travel and it doesn’t increase the cost of your package to use our services.

Wouldn’t be nice to have someone handle it all for you? We call Disney so you do not have to wait on hold when that new deal comes out and we will call Disney dining for you as well. Have you tried to call Disney at 7am to get that Princess breakfast only to be told it is sold out? We can help with that! Want to plan a special meal, order a cake, or book a tour? We can do all of that as well. Maybe you just want advice but like to book your own dining, then that is fine as well. You are in control and tell us what you need help with. We are here to help make sure you get the best deal and have a magical vacation. We love Disney and helping others so it’s a win-win for everyone. We work for you, if there is an issue after you arrice then contact us and we will advocate for you so that you can go and enjoy your vacation. If you have already booked your vacation with Disney we can still help you. We can takeover your existing reservation and you can still use our FREE services. So choose us and let us add some Magic to your vacation! If you have any questions please contact us toll free at 1-800-670-4312 or email us at   We look forward to helping you!

Contributed by Kelly H. Russo,


  1. Wow how interesting? And is it a service you offer worldwide such as to people in the UK? I don't know of any English companies that do it. Great guest post Amy :-)

  2. Kelly did a great job on this! I am using Travel with the Magic to plan a part of my upcoming WDW trip. We are splitting our stay between a DVC property and a value resort.

    And, yes, Travel with the Magic can book vacations for guests in the UK.

  3. I too had no idea of all the benefits outside of the obvious using an agent. Most of our Oct trip is already planned but I will def keep this in mind as I have a feeling we will make Disney an annual trip while the kids are small. Great Post!


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