After taking my oldest son to Disney at 2.5 while 6 months preggo with our youngest, we knew we’d eventually want to return as a family of 4 someday. Once the stars aligned and the timing seemed right, we were ready to begin planning our first trip! Only this time, we were on our own. Our extended family has always been pretty big fans of Disney, so we’ve always tagged along for the ride while bypassing most of the planning process in previous trips. This time was different, we were starting from scratch now paying, planning & preparing for it ourselves. Gulp.
Knowing we had a limited budget for this trip, I began scouring the internet for deals, tips & tricks to make the most of our money. I came across a Tiffany’s Magical World Vacations in a post on Facebook. I clicked and read further, where I found that Tiffany seemed to be in the know on all the latest deals and discounts offered by Disney. She seemed to have inside information that I personally couldn’t find listed anywhere on their site. She talked about how to save 30% or more off your trip, receive a Free Dining Plan and more!
So, I caved and contacted her just to make an inquiry and get a quote for comparison to what I was being offered directly from Disney. I thought for sure her quote would be more by comparison, somehow burying hidden fees that she might be attempting to charge me; but no, it was the same amount to the penny. So why then, is she offering to book my trip for me and be there to assist me throughout the process? I thought, “What’s in it for her?” There’s got to be a catch or a charge somewhere. Nope, her services are completely free and without charge. Tiffany was quick to assure me there was no cost to me and that she simply gets paid on commission directly from Disney. Additionally, she monitors rates and promotions offered by Disney leading up to your trip and can apply any deals or discounts that Disney may issue even after you book your trip, ensuring you the best possible rate. That sealed the deal for me!
Once we committed to booking with Tiffany, we made a $200.00 deposit to lock in our rate with the rest of the payment due 45 days before travel. Great! I love an interest-free payment schedule. Then, I let the questions roll in. And I had So. Many. Questions. I’m talking 100’s of emails going back and forth. I thought for sure Tiffany was going to cancel me as a client. However, she graciously answered each and every one of them without complaint and allowed me to pick her brain to no end. She also gave me her personal phone number when I had questions that required explanation beyond the scope of an email. Tiffany is an experienced Disney traveler, and is also a mom with 3 kids so her knowledge for planning a trip with little ones definitely came in handy.
Another added bonus to booking with Tiffany is that not only does she book your trip for you ensuring you the best rate possible, but she also wakes up at the crack of dawn for you 180 days out to book your dining reservations, as well! I simply gave her a list of places I wanted to eat and let her know the dates/times and she worked her magic and got it done. It was amazing! On top of all that, we changed our mind on restaurants several times after the fact, and she was able to move things around like a pro.
As the trip drew near, Tiffany was great about providing me with a personalized itinerary of all our plans/reservations in a color-coded Excel spreadsheet (a woman after my own heart), along with a packet of information, maps, park schedules, etc. She even sent the kids a travel activity pack for the trip and we received a complimentary Disney gift card for booking with her, as well!
Enlisting Tiffany’s services certainly paid off on the trip itself. At the end of the week, we decided to cancel a reservation because we were beat and had already met most of the characters that were going to see. Had we cancelled on our own, we would have been charged a $10/person cancellation fee; however, Tiffany saved the day by getting those fees waived and took care of everything, with a simple request via text. It was like having a personal concierge right at my fingertips!
If you’re considering booking a trip to Disney or anywhere for that matter, give Tiffany a call and get a free quote today! You won’t be disappointed.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Tiffany’s Magical World Vacations. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own!