WHO NEEDS A VACATION PLANNER WHEN THEY HAVE THE INTERNET? . . .AND OTHER DISNEY VACATION QUESTIONS ANSWERED

So, you’ve heard Disney is getting ready to re-open its theme parks at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. And MAN, does a Disney vacation sound so good right about now! After staying safe at home for months, a Dole Whip and a Jungle Cruise sound amazing! So, you open your laptop or get out your phone and start searching. . .

. . .to find that a lot has changed since the last time you visited. New safety policies in place. Reduced capacity. New admission procedures. A new reservation system. . .and you can’t seem to find any hotel or dining reservations online? What the heck is going on?

Well, Disney took the unprecedented step of completely closing its hotels and theme parks back in March. And they are being extra cautious in their phased re-opening “baby steps”, as Disney’s new Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences & Products Josh D’Amaro called them recently.

So what is a Disney vacation fan to do? Well, now is the ideal time to become familiar with all the benefits of booking your next Disney trip with a vacation planner.

But why do you need a vacation planner, when you can just ask Google, your favorite Facebook group, or your coworker’s friend’s cousin who “goes to Disney all the time”?

For starters, we are travel planning professionals. This isn’t just a hobby for us- although we genuinely LOVE what we do! Having fun is serious business, and we spend our time keeping up to date with the latest news from Disney. We also collaborate with our fellow agents to share tips and compare notes. So booking with me comes with the knowledge and experience of my entire team!

What if you don’t know anything about using a travel agent? You will want to book with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, which is an agency that has been approved by Disney to meet their high standards of excellence. Middle of the Magic Travel is just such an agency, with 40+ agents who collaborate- not compete with each other- to plan the most magical vacations possible.

But what if you have an Annual Pass, or are a Florida Resident? Or maybe you are a seasoned Disney vacation veteran, and have planned your own trips for years? Or maybe you’re just a details person who enjoys the planning process? I can provide as much or as little planning assistance as you like. If you have a tradition of visiting the parks in a certain order, or have to eat at a certain restaurant, or ride a certain ride every time you go, that’s great! But if you’re unsure of how to make those theme park or dining reservations now, that’s where my help can come in handy. And with the FastPass+ system temporarily not in use, you might benefit from my tips on how to maximize your time in the parks. Plus, I can watch for updates on policies for you, and even discounts!

As a professional vacation planner, I am not just repeating my own vacation plans for your reservations. I am planning YOUR vacation, based on your specific needs and wishes. Disney vacations are not one-size-fits-all! The things that will be most magical for you might not be the same things your cousin’s sister-in-law who went last year likes. And how much do you actually have in common with the people in your Facebook groups? Do you think their idea of an ideal vacation includes that same things as yours? A child’s first visit will be much different than a couple’s anniversary trip. A multi-generational trip with a large family will not be the same as a girls’ weekend away with your best friend. And anyone who has traveled with teens knows they DO NOT want to do the same things as preschoolers do. Fortunately, I have planned all of these vacations and then some! I can make recommendations specifically for you and your travel party. Food allergies? Mobility or sensory issues? Early risers or night owls? I got you all covered, with first-hand experience informing my recommendations for you. Plus I’ve got plenty of insider tips, along with the most recent updates on important things like entrance requirements, which hotels are opening first for guests, how best to get around the resort, and lots more.

And with a new pre-admission reservation system being put into place, certain rides and attractions temporarily being closed, and a new protocol for booking dining reservations, the information from previous visits may no longer be useful. People in your Facebook groups, or your cousin’s sister-in-law who went as recently as January or February of this year may have advice that no longer applies. Do you know who has the most up-to-date information? Your trusted vacation planner!

This is an unprecedented time at the theme parks, and information is constantly changing and updating. Wouldn’t it be great to have someone notify you when stuff comes out that affects YOUR plans, instead of having to go research it on the internet? How much time would that save you? That’s what I’m here for! No need to waste hours on internet rumors and click-bait articles. Get your information from someone who answers directly to the Mouse himself.

Once the new reservation systems are in place, everyone online will be at the same starting line when it comes to Disney vacation planning. We will all be learning to use the new systems at the same time. We will all be figuring out the best new strategies for the parks and for dining reservations. But by the time you have planned your own vacation, we at Middle of the Magic Travel will have planned dozens. We will have already run into the kinks and made the mistakes and found the hacks, well before you will be able to on your own. Wouldn’t you rather benefit from the experience of many trips planned, instead of just trial and error on your own?

And did I mention all of these services are FREE? There are no fees to book with me. You can utilize the benefit of all my knowledge for the same price you will pay to plan it all yourself (or with your coworker’s friend’s cousin). Plus, I will do things like wake up early to book reservations for you. I will watch for discounts to come out, and auto-“magically” apply them for you if you qualify! I will also prepare a whole packet of information for you before you go, so everything you need is done for you. All you’ll have to do is pack and show up! Or, I can take a back seat, and you take the lead on planning! I can help with whatever you need, even if it’s just answering questions!

So, whenever you’re ready to travel, I am here for you, with the latest information and updates. I will keep you current with any and all changes before you arrive. And I will do everything I can to make your vacation as magical and memorable as possible! So why go it alone if you don’t have to? Let’s chat! Click here to schedule a Personal Vacation Profile Session at your convenience. Or, simply fill out the contact form below, and I will be in touch shortly!

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