Q: First and foremost, what does it cost to use your travel agency?
A: We offer several different services to fit any budget! And the cost of your vacation will always be the same as the vendor site. If there are deals, we can apply those too!
Q: Why should I use a travel agent? Can’t I just do all this myself?
A: You absolutely could do it all yourself, but it would take time and energy that could have been better spent elsewhere. Vacation planning is hard enough as it is considering you have to balance each member of your family’s “must-do” list, your vacation days, and your pocketbook. On top of that, Disney is constantly evolving and it’s getting harder and harder to accomplish everything you want to in a limited amount of time. I stay on top of changes in pricing, Disney policies, trends, and refurbishment schedules, I know what’s feasible and what isn’t, and I’ve seen and done it all. Plus I happen to be an expert at helping families sort through the information overload to build a perfect trip that fits their needs and budget. Let me put my expertise to good use!
Q: What services do you provide?
A: Adventures With Allison Wonderland is a full-service travel agency. This means I can help you select and book your hotel, dining reservations, and more! My services will be tailored to however you like to plan your vacations and what best fits the needs of your party. I will make sure that you don’t miss your booking windows when it comes to restaurants restaurants or magical extras! No matter what, I will be with you every step of the way to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible!
Q: How soon in advance do I need to book a trip?
A: I recommend booking at least six (6) months in advance. This gives us plenty of time to customize your trip, but anytime is a good time to book a Disney vacation! Note that the booking windows are most important to those vacationers who have the newest or most popular restaurants.
Q: What are the best times to go?
A: This all depends on what works for your family. Different things are offered at different times throughout the year, so aside from a few exceptionally busy days, there aren’t any bad times to go. EPCOT has several festivals to experience, MK does different night time parties based on the time of year, and Disney is always updating and reimagining their rides, shows, parades, and fireworks.
Q: What is the Genie Plus?
A: Disney Genie+ is an add on service that offers guests the opportunity to use the Genie app to select next the next available time to arrive at the lightning lane of a Disney Genie+ attraction. After using that lightning lane access, guests may select another next available lightning lane access. It’s $15 per person per day at Walt Disney World and $20 per person per day at Disneyland (plus tax).
Q: What is a Park Hopper?
A: A Park Hopper is a ticket that allows you to hop from park to park on a single day. Whereas a single park ticket would allow you to enter into only one park per day (i.e., only Magic Kingdom or only Epcot), a Park Hopper allows you to go back and forth between any of the Walt Disney World parks as many times as you want in a day (i.e., you can have breakfast at the Magic Kingdom, lunch at Studios, and dinner at Epcot. Accordingly, the price is more expensive.
Q: What is the Memory Maker/photopass?
A: The Memory Maker is an add-on to your vacation package that gives you immediate digital access to all of the photos taken during your trip. Professional photographers are stationed around the parks at photo spots, such as with characters, at restaurants, etc., and with a quick scan of your magic band, they can sync your pictures to your account, rather than you trying to make sure you get all these photos taken with your own camera as well. The Memory Maker sends all the digital copies of those photos to your Disney app for you to download. From dining, to rides, to those classic castle pictures, this is definitely a recommended add-on! Photopass is included with your Genie+ purchase at Disneyland .
Q: What are the dining plans? (currently unavailable)
A: The dining plans are prepaid meal plans which vary in price based on how many meals you want to eat out (and where) per day. There is a quick service plan, Disney dining plan, and deluxe plan. To learn more about these plans, go here:
Quick Service Dining Plan
Disney Dining Plan
Disney Deluxe Dining Plan
Q: How will you be able to plan me the perfect trip?
A: You tell me about the makeup of your family – ages, what the children are into, what’s important to the parents, the budget, and how you like to vacation – and I can help customize your trip by making sure you get to do the things that will bring you the most joy. For some families or couples this means lots of time by the pool, spa services at a deluxe resort and meals without any characters walking around; for other families this means character meet & greets, singalong live shows, and kiddie rides; some vacationers want to fly in for a RunDisney race weekend or for Food & Wine Festival; others won’t be satisfied unless they conquer every thrill ride in each of the parks. No matter what, I will make sure your trip is as magical as possible!
Q: Do you offer travel protection?
A: Yes. Pricing varies based on location and vacation package.