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  1. Dorthe
    August 1, 2016

    Hi Dave,
    Thank you for this fantastic site! We are a family of seven from Denmark planning a trip in October 2018 (a long time from now, I know). As far as I can tell the best option for us would be to rent DVC points. Would a Disney-specialist travel agency be able to help with planning such a vacation? Thank you for your time!
    Best regards, Dorthe

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    • Dave
      August 2, 2016

      Hi Dorthe, so glad to help.

      Travel agents are compensated by commissions, and there is no commission if you rent points.

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  2. Allison Charter
    September 9, 2015

    Hi Dave! I am a Disney Travel Consultant and I have to just tell you I LOVE your site. The information you provide is beyond valuable. Thank you for all the hard work you put into it.

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    • Dave
      September 10, 2015

      Thanks, Allison!!!

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  3. Katie
    August 9, 2015

    Can you recommend the best way to book a disney trip when half the group is coming from Ireland and half from canada? Each country has it’s own packages – is there a travel agency that would have access to book all the promotions?

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    • Dave
      August 10, 2015

      Hi Katie! Kelly can help you.

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  4. Rich
    April 4, 2015

    I’d like to speak with Kelly B about booking a trip…(also want you to get the pixie dust)…anyway you can connect us? Her or anyone else you know that will help us and “really take care of us”- we go once or twice a year and I’ve always booked through Disney…found your sit from a Google search on least crowded days to go….thanks for your time…

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    • Dave
      April 5, 2015

      Hey Rich, and thanks. Kelly’s contact info is here

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  5. Kelly B – Agent with Destinations in Florida
    March 19, 2015

    Thank you Derek. It’s been my pleasure to help you book your Disney vacation. I look forward to continuing to help you plan out each part of your family’s magical vacation.

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  6. Derek
    February 13, 2015

    Hi Dave,

    I just wanted to say that Kelly B from Destinations in Florida has been an enormous help in planning our vacation for later this year. She has truly been a pleasure to work with and I’d highly recommend her to anyone reading this site. Planning a trip to WDW can seem overwhelming, but Kelly has made the planning process as simple as possible. The information provided by your site and by Kelly has been very helpful. Thanks for recommending her (and Destinations in Florida). I’ll be sure to do the same.

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    • Dave
      February 15, 2015

      Derek, so glad to hear that!!

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  7. Laura
    June 20, 2014

    Hi Dave.
    I am in the process of gathering information to book my first Disney trip next year. I am incredibly nervous about booking as there is no much information to take into consideration. I live in Canada, and I would like to find a Disney specialist to guide me through things. Can you recommend a great Disney travel agent in Canada?
    Your site is wonderful and so helpful!
    Thank-you so much!

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  8. Carmen Williams
    April 21, 2014

    We are planning a trip for jan 18 2015. Will a travel agent be able to help with possible special mobility needs?

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    • Dave
      April 22, 2014

      Carmen, possibly…renting scooters or chairs for the duration is straightforward

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  9. josh
    March 19, 2014

    Does Disney not offer any honeymoon specials anymore?

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    • Dave
      March 20, 2014

      Josh, I don’t track such so don’t know.

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  10. Dave
    October 23, 2013

    Bummer, Jane. In the circumstances, I would go with someone else too. Can you email me the agent’s name and I’ll forward it on to the bosses? davidhobartyfv@gmail.com

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  11. Jane
    October 23, 2013

    I was very jazzed to use Destination in Florida per your recommendation, but I’ve asked them for a quote three times since August and I still haven’t received one! They keep emailing me back telling me that they’ll “start work on that right away.” I’m going to go with someone else.

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  12. Cecilia
    October 12, 2013

    Hi There:) If I would like to plan a Walt Disney trip but would like to talk about making a payment plan of some sort like you mentioned in one of the comments here, what website do I visit or what phone number can I call? Thank you for help! Great website by the way!

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    • Dave
      October 12, 2013

      Hi Cecilia, I’m not aware of any payment plans…

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  13. Adam
    September 11, 2013

    Hi Dave,

    Can you please explain the difference between using a third party travel agent like Destinations and booking through a Disney agent. thank you

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    • Dave
      September 12, 2013

      Adam, either way someone deals directly through Disney to make bookings etc. If you use a travel agent, it’s them; otherwise, it’s you…

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  14. Jenna
    May 17, 2013

    Hi there! We went to Disney World for the first time last year and went back this year as well. We had a blast! And we’re kinda getting the hang of the things and finding our way around all the parks :-). Here are my questions: first, we are going to plan a trip to Disney world again in 2014 and I was wondering if they (Disney or travel agents) let u pay monthly and how much time do they give u, 6 months or longer? Fortunately we have been able to pay for our other trips upfront, but may not be able to do that for our next trip. Also, we had a terrible experience with a cast member at our resort this past trip (art of animation). It was in the arcade, and one of the employees was just flat out rude and disrespectful. We called and complained to guest relations immediately after the incident and I even followed up with an email once we got back. I am awaiting a response back. I am not a moocher or trouble maker by any means, but I was wondering if I could and should ask for some kind of discount voucher for that resort? I would definitely hesitate to stay at that same resort because of that employee. I do not want to take advantage of Disney’s pride in customer service excellence, but I paid over $5,000 to have magical experience :-), and that cast member certainly put a damper on our trip. Just wondering if u had experience with that and if it was even legitimate to ask for or expect any type of coupon/resort discount. Any suggestions are appreciated!
    Thanks

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    • Dave
      May 19, 2013

      Hiya Jenna! Well, if they haven’t responded to your letter, I doubt you’ll get anything out of them…Disney has a couple of different payment programs depending on what you buy. Both involve paying a deposit to start with, with full payment due either 45 days before you arrive or the day you arrive, depending on what you bought. But I’m not sure about a monthly payment plan…

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  15. Bethany
    April 10, 2013

    Thanks for the information on travel agents. Do you know anything about Small World Vacations?

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    • Dave
      April 10, 2013

      I’ve heard good things about them, Bethany, but don’t have any personal experience with them…

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  16. Linda Tisdel
    January 21, 2013

    Hi! My husband and son and I would like to visit Disney World in March for spring training. Is there a good hotel/theme park(s) package deal for 3 adults?

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  17. Jane
    November 25, 2012

    Hi! We want to do a trip to Disney World for 4 days and a cruise for 4 days. We have 4 children ages 7,9,9,11 and 6 adults. We would like 3 rooms. When is the best time to go? We are thinking in 2014 so we want to be ready when the prices come out in July. Is this the smart way to do it?

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  18. Debra P. Ackwood
    October 24, 2012

    I would like to plan a bus trip from Baltimore, MD to Disneyworld in Florida for Springbreak 3/29/13 – 4/4/13. We would like tickets included in the price for at least 3 parks

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    • Dave
      October 24, 2012

      Hi Debra, if you’d like help form a travel agent fill in the form you’ll find on the right. However, you should know that that’s a really bad time to go, the parks and hotels are very crowded and hotels very expensive.

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  19. Dave
    October 4, 2012

    Hi Marianne, I think you are in the wrong place…I’m just a guy with a website…

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  20. Marianne La Porta
    October 4, 2012

    I need 5 brochures for Disney World We have clients booked who want a brochure and gelse they will need. Jacqui Perri is the one who booked the pkg

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