[QUOTE=vthokiegirl;938679]I’m working on our trip for September, have you all found you save money or spend more money by booking through a travel agency. If it is more expensive is it worth the money for the time you don’t have to spend booking everything? Also I would love any hints on getting free dining or any other deals![/QUOTE]
We book through the same Disney Travel Agency every year, and yes it does save us money, not a crazy amount, but it helps! We orginally startted using an agent because she is a customer of my dads and when she found out we go to disney often she told us about how she could get us deals. They are experts, and amazingly helpful. They can find the deals, because they know where to ask! The trips cost is pretty much the same like if you just went to the website and typed in your vacation information. But they find other deals, like promotions going on that the website won’t tell you about, or if free dining is being offered. Things like that.
As for free dining. They offer free dining I know around the time of year I go, end of August beginning of September, lately they’ve been pushing it further into September though. But they don’t announce the free dining until a little bit before it actually goes into effect. So it’s great for us to have a travel agent, because we can book our trip in March, and then in the end of July when they announce free dining our agent can get us free dining.
She gives lots of great tips too. We use the same agent every year, I have a lot of good things to say about her and the company she works for! We handled all our other reservations, like dinners and such. She just gets us there!
If you have any other questions, I’d love to help!!