• Amy Fandrei

Why I Book Vacations with MousePros (And Why You Should, Too)

This has been a very exciting week in the Blogger Amy household. We put our deposit down for a trip to Walt Disney World® in October! This is a big change for us to go in the fall, but with our school now giving us a full week off for fall break, we have more options for when we travel to see Mickey and friends. I'll be able to check off two major Disney bucket list items this trip - attending Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! Getting my quote, exploring resort options, and placing the deposit was super easy because for the third year in a row, I worked with a MousePros agent.

Step 1 was emailing my MousePros agent and telling her when we were looking to travel, how many nights we wanted to stay, and what resorts we were considering. She emailed me that same day with quotes for three different resorts. For this trip, I was deciding between my favorite, Disney's Boardwalk Inn, Disney's Beach Club, and Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort.

The quotes were all within a few dollars of each other, so the decision was easy for us. We just can't break away from the Boardwalk. We'll be testing out the Studio Villas at Disney's Boardwalk Inn this time, which I am really excited about. The Villas are part of the Disney Vacation Club, but when there is inventory available, any guest is able to book a Studio, 1-Bedroom, or 2-Bedroom Villa at any of the Disney Vacation Club resorts.

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The Studio Villa we are staying in is slightly bigger than a regular room at Disney's Boardwalk Inn, has a different furniture set up, plus a few additional kitchen amenities such as a microwave, glassware, and disposable utensils and plates.

Step 2 was emailing my MousePros agent to let her know which room we were interested in and she was able to put the room on hold for us. We had 72-hours from that time to put our deposit down or the room would go back into available inventory. She answered our questions about the room we chose and walked us through the rest of the package.

Our package includes four nights at Disney's Boardwalk Inn and 4-Day Ticket with Park Hopper Option. We debated on a 5-Day Ticket, but we also like having the first day to relax, enjoy the pool, and get our bearings before we wake up for our first Rope Drop the next day. Once we hit the parks for the first time, we are going hard the rest of the vacation and taking serious advantage of those Park Hopper Passes!

Step 3 was calling my MousePros agent with my credit card to put down our $200 deposit and securing our Studio Villa. She emailed me my confirmation number and reservation details within minutes of our conversation. I was able to login to the My Disney Experience app later that day and see our reservation linked to my account.

With our reservation secure, we now get to think about the fun stuff - Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) and FastPass+ (FP+) selections. MousePros agents are extremely knowledgeable about all things related to your Disney vacation and can help you determine which Table Service restaurants would be best based on your dietary preferences, party size, dining plan credits, and itinerary for each day of your trip. They can also help you decide which rides to secure a FastPass+ for based on party size, ride restrictions (such as height and physical considerations), and daily itinerary.

My MousePros agent will send me email reminders 1-2 weeks prior to the 180-day mark when I can make ADRs and again 1-2 weeks prior to the 60-day mark when I can make FastPass+ selections. She will even send me a list of which attractions I can choose from in each park for my FP+ selections.

I will email her back our selections and then the day of ADRs and FP+ selections, she will wake up early, login to my My Disney Experience account, and secure my selections for me. When I say early, I mean she is up, awake, and ready to work by 6 am EST the day of ADR selections and by 7 am EST the day of FP+ selections.

Having booked my own Walt Disney World vacations prior to finding my MousePros agent, I thought this was a nice perk but didn't realize the true value of this service until I woke up late while out-of-town for a family wedding in a different time zone and saw my inbox full of ADR confirmation emails. My MousePros agent saved me that day. She was ready when I had completely forgotten about this very important day. She did the same thing for me a couple of months later with FP+ selections, but the really nice part is that if I'd wanted to do it myself, she is flexible enough to let me take over at any time. She is there to do as much or as little as I want her to do.

The other invaluable service that my MousePros agent provides is keeping an eye and an ear out for news about promotions. The day that a promotion becomes available, she is up way before I am, working to secure that promotion and get new pricing for me. She has saved us hundreds of dollars and hours of lost time over the last few years by doing this for us.

The week that I'm traveling, my MousePros agent is in touch with me to answer any last minute questions and to wish us a magical vacation. She is available at a moment's notice while we are on vacation and ready to answer my dozens of questions via text. She also loves seeing my kids' reactions to meeting characters and going on rides, so I send her pictures, too, so she can see how much we are loving everything that she helped us plan for so many months.

You may be wondering what I pay for the personal, comprehensive service that MousePros provides, and the answer is...nothing. Not a single penny. The service that MousePros provides is completely free to me and to you. Not all travel agents can say that, and not all travel agents are as thorough and invested in making sure you have a great vacation as you'll find with the agents at MousePros.

When you're ready to plan your next magical Disney vacation, visit the MousePros website at www.mousepros.com and click the Free Quote button. Fill out the form and an agent will contact you with more information in a couple of days.

MousePros Travel Agency also has a very active Facebook page. Give it a Like for information and news about Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line®, Adventures by Disney®, and Aulani®, A Disney Resort and Spa. And keep an eye on the blog - I'll be blogging about our ADRs, FP+ selections, and more as we plan for our October trip!

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