Its that time of year, and once again families are planning their vacations. Popular on the list of places kids and adults both want to go is Disneyland and Disney World. With the economy being the way that it is, I’m sure that you will want to save as much money as possible – if a Disney amusement park is on your list of possible destinations – and that you will be looking to find if there are any cheap Disney vacation packages available to you.
Putting together a cost effective vacation plan requires good negotiating skills. Travel agencies are experiencing an all time decline in sales, and they are being very competitive to earn your business. You should visit more than one travel agency, and possibly as many as three. After you have received a variety of options and prices from the different agencies, call back the two most expensive and tell them about the lower price you received. They will scramble to get you a lower price. Yes, like cars there is markup in vacation packages. One thing you should never do is lie about the other prices you have been given. If a price seems to be too off base by the travel agent, he or she will suspect you are lying and they will not be willing to negotiate further.
Once you have decided on which travel agency to use, ask them for an itemized sheet that prices everything from tickets to hotel rooms. If you see anything on the list that you don’t need, ask them to take it off. This way you can make a cheap Disney vacation package even cheaper!
You should visit the travel agencies well in advance of making the trip. During the times when business is slow you will be able to get a better deal. Also, if something unexpected happens which causes you to cancel the trip, you will have a better chance of getting a refund. You should always ask about the refund policy before purchasing a Disney Vacation Package.
You should also go to the Disneyland and Disney World websites and check out what direct packages they have available. This will help you in your negotiations with the travel agencies, and it will also give you an idea on what the vacation should cost you. Buying the package directly from Disney may be cheaper in some cases, but it might not always be the case because travel agencies often have deals with different hotels than the ones that Disney uses in their packages.
So in closing you should remember that finding a cheap Disney vacation package takes a little research as well as a little negotiating skill. Don’t feel bad or embarrassed by asking for a lower price, travel agents expect you to do this, and they will not be offended by it. It’s also beneficial to shop around for the best overall price. We all work hard for our money so make sure you shop around for the best deal. Then you can really enjoy your Disney experience