Not long ago a wrote a post directed towards the overwhelmed mom planning her first Disney vacation.\u00a0 The gist is that the entire family needs to enjoy the experience, and the planning should be JUST as exciting as the vacation. To help make this possible, you can hire a Disney Vacation planner to do all of the legwork! Many families don't realize this is an option, or assume it comes with a huge sticker price. Not true! Since I am not a vacation planner myself\u00a0 ( but still pretty knowledgeable if I can say so myself), I reached out to Kylee Gano, a Disney Vacation Planner with Green Monorail Destinations. She is a wealth of Disney knowledge and can definitely help take the stress out of your trip planning. She was kind enough to write this guest post outlining why you should definitely consider a Vacation Planner for your next trip to #WDW! Why You Need a Disney Travel Agent in the Modern Era All Services are Free, Free, Free\u00a0 Sounds too good to be true, right? Let me tell you why our services are free. Suppliers like Disney and most other hotel and tour companies pay Travel Agents a commission when they book on their behalf. If they\u2019re not paying a Travel Agent commission, the company just absorbs that commission. They pay Agents because a) we\u2019re doing their job for them and b) planning a Disney trip is complicated and time-consuming. Some people are deterred by the amount of work that goes into planning a Disney trip, so they\u2019d rather not put out the effort. If Disney didn\u2019t have Travel Agents to make the process easier, they\u2019d lose potential vacationers (i.e. money). Help from an Expert Disney Travel Agents are a passionate group and have either traveled to Disney many times or love to research Disney. Take me, for instance. Not to toot my own horn, but I\u2019m extremely qualified and highly knowledgeable when it comes to Disney vacations. I worked at Disney World in Entertainment and took business classes through Disney University on their property.\u00a0During my time as a Cast Member, I was in the parks every day, either for work or play. I also stayed in many different resorts across the property and ate at most of the restaurants. I can give you honest reviews about each of these places and help tailor your vacation to you and your family\u2019s needs. I also graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge, which is a Travel Agent training program designed to prepare Agents for booking Disney vacations. Easy to say, I, and the many other Disney Travel Planners, know our stuff! We\u2019re Planners!\u00a0 We don\u2019t just book your vacation, we do all of the planning for you! Unless you want to do some of the planning, then of course, you\u2019re welcome to do so. Booking\u00a0a Disney vacation may seem easy with the endless amount of\u00a0information\u00a0on the internet. But, this\u00a0much information\u00a0can\u00a0be\u00a0overwhelming.\u00a0With our insider knowledge, we\u2019re here to help discover what is\u00a0best\u00a0for\u00a0you\u00a0and\u00a0your family.\u00a0And\u00a0as far as planning logistics, we\u2019re here for that too. Think of me as your personal Genie. I\u2019ll do my best to accommodate your preferences and do all the nitty-gritty work like dining reservations and FastPasses. This way, you can focus on the important things, like enjoying your vacation!\u00a0What\u2019s more? I LIKE to do it. Crazy, right? Resources Agents have an endless amount of resources and a huge network of Travel Professionals to refer to. This is something a travel website won\u2019t offer to you. Agents tend to be the first to be notified when a supplier announces new promos and discounts as well. No Upselling This is my own business, so I\u2019m not pressured to make certain amounts on commission. I only offer honest opinions on hotels, parks, and dining and there will be no upselling on my part. As a small business owner and artist, I promise to be truthful and upfront about hotels, parks, and dining. I do this job because it\u2019s my passion, not for the dough! So, what\u2019s included when you book with an Agent? Here are a few of the services I offer: Dining Reservations\u00a0 A Disney Vacation Planner can help make dining reservations and give recommendations for the best restaurants for your familys tastes. It\u2019s become increasingly difficult to reserve tables at popular restaurants like Be our Guest or Tiffins. People tend to get up at 3:00 AM on their 180\/190-day mark just to ensure they get a reservation. Although there are never any guarantees, I am happy to get up in the wee hours to try and snag a reservation or set up systems to alert me when they become available. FastPasses With dining reservations and travel time, FastPasses can quickly become a logistical nightmare. I can help schedule your FastPasses and make sure they work will your other reservations. Packages Some packages offer discounts if you book during certain seasons.\u00a0Other discounts seem great, but are not worth it once you read the fine print. I can help decipher the best discounts for you. If you find a discount before I do, I can add it to your package, no problem. Dining Plan Ah, yes. The most Frequently Asked Disney Question: Is the Dining Plan worth it? I can help explain the dining plan and see if it\u2019s worth it for your travel group. Resorts I have plenty of recommendations here. I can also help you make\u00a0special requests like arranging to have a crib for your room or asking for ADA accommodations as well. There you have it! Your own personal assistant who will answer to all your Disney needs and it\u2019s completely free to you.\u00a0 Want to find out more about Kylee and how a Disney Vacation Planner can help make all your Disney dreams come true? Sign up for her newsletter and get her free Disney planning template as well!\u00a0 You can also search my Disney Travel Agent Directory here! One last thing! Before jumping at the chance to hire Kylee....if you found this money-saving advice helpful, would you mind sharing this post and spreading the word? Love Disney? Click here to Join my Facebook group for all things Disney!