Planning a trip for 18, HELP!
"Where can I go to get a Disney Planner to take care of everything from tickets to lodging to meals to a daily plan for 18 people (9 adults and 9 children ranging in age from 5 to 10)?
I need someone who will get me the best value and still be in the very comfortable range for accommodations and a PLAN with shortcuts and timeline. Years ago I used the "Unofficial Guide to Disney World" and loved the suggestions. I had a PLAN and IT WORKED! That's what I want! Can you help?"
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Hi, Cathy, absolutely yes. There are two things I can do. The first is my book, Dad's Simple Fun Magic Guide to Walt Disney World Planning, that's what it's all about. It'll be out shortly, so you'll be able to get that.
The second thing is I highly recommend my partners, at Destinations To Travel. In fact, I had them answer this question and here's what they said.
This is from Chris Boyer, one of the great agents, he is a great agent at Destinations To Travel. "Deciding to book a Walt Disney World vacation, it's not an inexpensive decision. Let's be honest, Disney is expensive. That's okay, because it's also worth it. Anytime you spend that money, however, you want to ensure that you are getting the best bang for your book, bang for your buck,
Landing those hard-to-get ADR's, booking all important FastPasses, and making sure you have appropriate room requests all make finding a Walt Disney World vacation seem like a full-time job. This difficulty, in my experience in this planning process is exacerbated, when traveling with a large group. Luckily, you don't have to go it alone.
You can actually get a Disney planning expert for free. The agents at Destinations To Travel have perfected the Disney planning process, allowing you to stress less, sit back, and enjoy your vacation.
Your independent travel agent will help you craft the vacation package that fits your needs and budget. Then assist you along the way to book items, such as fast passes, dining, tours."
"To answer your question directly, if you are planning a Walt Disney World vacation for a party of 18, I would recommend you call Destinations To Travel immediately."
That's what Chris said, that's what I say. Big parties, absolutely. We're going to have another question here in just a minute about a big party that did it themselves and I think they're in a little trouble.
I can't stress enough, I talk about Destinations To Travel all the time. There's a reason that I do. I believe in them. It's not just some, "Hey, they pay me ... " Yes, they pay me, but they don't pay me for my endorsements. They pay me when people book, but even at that, I believe in them. I know them, I talk to them, I deal with their agents.
I've been a travel agent, I know what travel agents do. I get feedback from you. We've had over 600 people book a trip in the last two years through Dad and Destinations To Travel and I get feedback from those people. I know what's going on. I know what kind of service Destinations To Travel gives and it's just outstanding.
For itinerary planning, for booking your ADRs, for booking your FastPasses, they can help.
Dad's Bottom Line
Kathy, Destinations to Travel is the Disney travel planner you're looking for. They're there to help and their help is part of the service they provide. They get paid by Disney. Disney pays them a commission. Their service is free, it doesn't cost anything extra. I know a lot of people in this group have used Destinations To Travel and I hear it all the time, "They're great. They'll take great care of you."