Planning a Disney vacation is almost a rite of passage for every American family. For some, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. For others, visiting Mickey Mouse and friends becomes an annual tradition. Either way, planning the best possible trip for your family can be daunting. Which attractions should you hit? What is the best hotel choice for a family of four on a budget? How many days should you stay, and what does the perfect itinerary look like?
At no extra cost to you, Genevieve Buck, a Mickey Travels agent, can help make your vacation truly magical.
You might say she holds the key to unlocking the best Disney vacation, whether or not you are on a shoe-string budget or wish to plan the adventure of your dreams. She takes all of the guesswork out of planning—from airline bookings to hotel reservations to park passes and dining plans that include clinking tea cups with princesses. She can even tell you which parks to hit and how to build the best itinerary for your family. It sounds too good to be “free,” but it is. As your personal agent, Genevieve can help you plan and book it all for no extra fee to you.
Genevieve, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire resident and former preschool teacher, got a taste of Disney through making many trips to Disney properties with her daughter and husband, and did the research by living the experience. This spring, she began working as a Mickey Travels agent, and she’s ready to help families design and customize the perfect trip.
“When my friends were doing the research, they would always come to me. I would get just as excited planning their vacation as I would my own. I was always interested in travel and I found my niche—Mickey Travels specializes in all things Disney,” she explains.
With Genevieve, you can plan as little or as much of your vacation as you’d like.
She understands many families enjoy searching online for their own deals. But she has access to exclusive deals that she’s able to offer families through her Mickey Travels affiliation. For example, she urges families to book their vacations 180 days out. During that time period, if a special pops up on a hotel or dining plans, she’s able to honor those discounts for families she represents. Some discounts that families aren’t aware of:
- Military discounts
- Specific hotel and event discounts
- Promotions only available to Mickey Travels agents
For only a $200 deposit, you get access to Genevieve’s insider knowledge with the click of an email or phone call.
You don’t owe the balance of the vacation cost until up until 30 days before the vacation date. Genevieve says this can be a great planning and budgeting tool for many families.
“People can contact me with a simple email and we can talk about what time of year is best for your family,” she says. “We can look at special events and see what’s available.”
Make sure you don’t miss special events by booking through Mickey Travels.
Disney offers more than spellbinding rides and character breakfasts and options during school breaks. Special events like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, for example, add a special festive twist. Epcot also holds an International Food & Wine Festival in the fall—where the adults can sample wine and margaritas while the kids get their passports stamped at each of the countries. Thinking of adding a road race to your itinerary to burn off some of the food and drink? Walt Disney Marathon Weekend takes place in January.
With an agent like Genevieve, you can be sure that you are able to include special events in your family vacation. The best part about booking your vacation through Genevieve might be that not only will you be sure that you are getting all of the information you need to plan a great vacation, but you also can show up at Disney and not worry about any unanticipated expenses.
“I am really a great budgeting tool,” she says. “You can book all of your food, lodging, airfare, and character meals through me and show up at Disney and only expect to pay for tips and souvenirs.”
Vacation planning can be complicated; Genevieve helps ease the stress and help you hone in on choices.
- Book as far out as you can, she says, to take advantage of special discounts. Avoid Massachusetts school vacation weeks if you can.
- Plan to stay at Disney properties for easy access to the park and the little extras that come from being a hotel guest, such as Extra Magic Hours only available to hotel guests. You can choose between value, moderate, and deluxe hotels.
- Dining plans are a must. You can choose from a variety of restaurant styles and mix and match your meal plan to include Quick-service, Table-Service, Signature Dining, and snacks.
- Park Hopper(s) Passes offer flexibility and value.
- Lock in your FastPass+ selections for popular rides, shows or Character Greetings.
- Consider the ages of your children—from toddler to preteen, you can work with Genevieve to make sure your days are planned to meet the needs of your family.
Are you ready to visit Walt Disney World, Epcot Center, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, or catch a wave at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach? Maybe you are considering a Disney Cruise? It’s time to contact Genevieve Buck and start planning.
Stay tuned for the next Disney Travels post, where you’ll hear from Genevieve about how to plan the best itinerary–whether you are on a budget or want to experience Disney at the luxury level.