8 Things You Really NEED To Let Your Disney Travel Planner Know!

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As you begin planning for your Disney World (or other Disney Destination) vacation, check out some things you really need to let your travel planner know. This can make a HUGE difference in your planning experience AND the end result, which is your vacation.#waltexpress #disneyworld #disneyworldtravelplanners things you really need

Things You Really NEED To Let Your Planner KNOW!

There are lots of things your Disney Travel Planner will need to know before or during the planning process. These are things you may sometimes forget to mention and can make a big impact on your upcoming Disney vacation.

Trip Dates

Seems like a no-brainer, right? But it is an important part of booking your vacation! Are your requested trip dates firm or flexible? Your travel planner is always on the lookout for discounts. Everyone loves to save money and, often times, you can save big when your trip dates are flexible. Let your travel planner know if you can be flexible on dates.

The Whole Party – ages, too!

While this may seem obvious- it is SO important to include every person’s name and age that is travelling in your party when inquiring about vacation pricing with a travel planner. Children under 3 years of age do not require a park ticket, however, they must be included in your reservations to enter the parks and resorts. This is especially important to your travel planner when finding the best resort and room for your vacation needs. The last thing you want is to find out that you can’t actually fit your family of six into the room you booked.

Military Affiliation

Are you or your spouse active or retired U.S. military personnel? If so, you could receive military discounts on Walt Disney World resorts, park tickets, and Memory Maker PhotoPass products. Resort discounts are limited due to availability and excludes 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Military Discount Promotional park tickets may be purchased at any participating U.S. military sales outlet by an eligible U.S. military member or their spouse. Capture all of your special memories with the discounted Memory Maker at just $98 (pricing subject to change).


How are you getting to your Disney destination? This is an important detail your travel planner should know. If you are driving, there are parking fees associated with your Disney World resort stay. In order to get an accurate quote, you should share this information with your agent. If you are flying, you can take advantage of the Magical Express. When your flight lands in Orlando, this free transportation service will drop you off at the front door of your Disney World resort. Forget those added rental car or taxi fees and enjoy the ease of Disney transportation.#waltexpress #disneyworld #disneyworldtravelplanners things you really need


Are you celebrating a first time visit, a birthday or anniversary, or another special occasion while on vacation? Tell your travel planner! Disney loves to know that you are celebrating. Tell everyone about your special day with a Celebration Button. You can get a button from the front desk of your Disney World resort, at Guest Relations in each park, at the Chamber of Commerce on Main Street USA in Magic Kingdom, and even in some stores on Main Street USA. Your Disney family will take notice of your celebration and often give you a friendly “Happy Birthday!” or “Happy Anniversary!” greeting as you pass by. And if you are lucky, you might just get a little sprinkle of pixie dust.

Disability Needs

Did you know that Walt Disney World offers multiple services for guests with disabilities? It is true and this is something you should ask your travel planner about should you have special needs specific to disabilities. These services include everything from accessible rooms at your Disney World resort to obtaining ‘return times’ for those who are unable to wait in the conventional wait queue for rides to renting scooters or wheelchairs. Your travel planner is trained to know what services are offered and how you can take advantage of them.

Dietary Needs

Many vacationers have specific dietary needs that travel agents should be aware of. Your travel planner can make a note of your specific needs in your reservations. This will let your resort and the restaurant staff at Walt Disney World affiliated restaurants know of these needs, helping you spend less time figuring out what to order and more time enjoying a delicious meal and making sweet memories.

Must See Activities

It is our joy as travel planners to plan the most magical vacation for you and your family. It helps us to know if you have any ‘must-see and do’ activities that you want to experience while on your Disney vacation. Are you a foodie who wants to experience a delicious trip around the World Showcase at Epcot? Is your toddler’s favorite character Mickey Mouse and is dying to see him at the Magic Kingdom? Do you remember the thrill of the drop when you rode the Tower of Terror back in ’99 and want your kids to experience the same thrill? Share those stories and memories with your travel planner so they can make those memories happen for your family.

These Things You Really NEED to let your travel planner know will help so much!

Your Disney Travel Planner is a great tool that will help maximize your Disney World (or other Disney Destinations) experience. These are things you really NEED to let him or her know before you begin the planning process. It will make things go so much smoother!

If you are on the hunt for an amazing travel planner, be sure to check out our friends at Walt Express Travel. Their services are always FREE when you book your vacation with one of their travel planners.

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Brooke Hemphill

Brooke is a wife, mom of two, and lover of all things Disney! When she’s not working full time as a Chamber of Commerce executive, she can be found volunteering at church, leading bible studies, or serving one of her favorite service organizations. Brooke has a passion for helping others and is especially grateful to help families plan the most magical Disney vacations. She and her family visit Walt Disney World multiple times a year, equipping her with Disney knowledge and experience to bring back to her clients. Being a Walt Express travel agent has been one of her greatest joys in life. She also loves to write about her experiences to help others have a magical time.

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