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Should you use a Disney travel agent?

(Article last checked: April 11, 2016) Although general travel agents aren’t needed as much anymore, destination-specific agents are still invaluable since they provide such detailed guidance on a specific place. Unless people are willing to spend a lot of time reading and researching (like on this site!), I usually recommend they use a Disney World-focused agent (also called “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner”). However, there are pros and cons to using a travel agent. Here’s my list to help you evaluate if using a travel agent is right for you.

So, you’re overwhelmed, huh? See if this helps.

(Article last checked: April 11, 2016) When people sign up for the email list, they automatically get an email from me asking them to reply with their trip planning concerns. The number 1 thing that people email me is that they feel overwhelmed (number 2 thing is that they just want their kids to have fun). I have a confession: some years ago when we were planning our first trip to Disney World, I emailed somebody on a Disney site and it said this (I had to dig through really old emails to find this snippet): I am interested in

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