You may not know it…but I am a full fledged Disney geek. Our house doesn’t have Disney everywhere-that being said…..I have personally been to Walt Disney World 12 times. That’s right I said twelve. I love talking shop and I am excited to announce I just booked our trip to Disney for October!!!!
I would love to share with you all the fun things we plan on doing and all the tricks I’ve learned along the way! Starting with booking!
Now like I said I have gone to Disney World a few times. I have also stayed at several hotels. I am an onsite lifer. I believe fully in staying on site. I have done both hotels on site and off site. The amazing part about on site is the fact that you don’t have to worry about parking. Or paying for parking for that matter. It is utterly and completely worth it. Can’t afford to stay on site-you’d be surprised.
I did do some research and estimated the cost for the trip. Oh and BTW Disney allows you to put a deposit down. $200.00 per room and then you can send in payments but full payment must be made 45 days prior to your trip. It’s like a trip layaway. Plus I like to keep my money in our account as long as I can so we earn interest on it!
Up until now I have always done the booking by myself. I research everything. I pick the time, the hotel, the meal plan, the park pass, the flights-you name it. It takes a long time. This year my friend Jennifer suggested I go through a travel agent. She introduced me to Jason at Fairy Godmother Travel. They’re buddies who go back and share a love for Disney-and he has loads of Disney experience seeing as he used to work for Disney. Oh and they met in Celebration when they were neighbors-yep. I completely trusted him. (Don’t know what Celebration is? Google it!)
I will tell you after booking through Jason this year I will never book myself again. His services are free-well Disney pays the fees. I was able to tell him what I wanted and then he gave me tons of options! He booked everything but the flights. I scored a great deal on those-details later! He can also take care of special events and dining reservations. Oh and his deal was better than the one I had figured out.
I’m hoping our trip is in the time frame of the free dining plan in the Fall. If so he will adjust my package and let me know. We also want to attend the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party-he will book them and add them to our package once sales open.
The best part. I just sat back, told him what I was looking for a Bibbidi-Bobbity-Boo it was done. I highly recommend him for any of your Disney travel-and quite frankly he does it for fun! Tell him I sent you!
Oh and where will we be staying you ask?