Why Use an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner?


MAIN STREET TRAVEL, LLC is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.  We have been honored to received this highly sought-after designation every year since 2012.   Currently Earmarked GOLD, Main Street Travel, LLC strives to provide the BEST service & planning tools to our valued guests!

So what exactly does that mean and why should you book with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner?

 Being a part of the Authorized Disney Vacation Planner program is not only an honor, but its also something that agencies work HARD for.  It takes time and an incredibly amount of Disney Destination knowledge to reach this designation.  It is not just something an agency gets to call itself.  Disney sets forth strict criteria that an agency has to meet in order to be able to use this designation.  Once an agency earns the designation, then even more strict criteria is placed up on them.

 Any agency that has earned the designation of Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, is an agency you can trust with your Disney Destination Vacation.

 The expertise and knowledge of our amazing travel planners at Main Street Travel, LLC continues to earn the agency this designation year after year.  Going on 12 years in travel planning as a whole, and 9 of those years of being a part of the Earmarked program, our knowledge and commitment to our guests vacations are unmatched.  

 Now, don’t be fooled!  Disney also sets forth strict rules in regards as to how one refers to themselves regarding Disney Destinations.   If you see an AGENT referring to themselves … such as one may say “I am an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner”….or “I am a Disney Specialist”…or “I am a Disney Planner”……  this person has NO CLUE what they are talking about.  If they were truly Earmarked, they would know that you are not allowed to use these terms.    

 Who can use the terms?   AN AGENCY.  Not an individual travel planner.  Only AGENCIES are given the designation and are allowed to use the terminology.  So the “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” should always be used in reference to the agency as a whole, and NEVER an individual travel agent. 

 What can one say that is ok & not a red flag to you?  “I Specialize in Disney Destinations” is one thing one can say.   The terminology one uses must not imply that the person works FOR Disney.  But instead, simply that they have a specialty and that specialty is Disney Destinations.

 Disney wants to make sure that YOU, the consumer, understands that we ARE NOT Disney employees.  We are Main Street Travel Planners, we just happen to specialize in Disney Destinations.   So be careful & pay attention to how an agent may represent themselves, this will be your first clue in making sure you are choosing an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. 


Now, how does working with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner benefit YOU?   This is the most important part!  Main Street Travel, LLC has received extensive training on Disney Destinations theme parks, resorts, cruises, vacation packages and more, and can provide the utmost in professional assistance in planning customized Disney vacations.  In fact, one reason Main Street Travel, LLC attained the “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” status is that we require all Main Street Travel Planners to become College of Disney Knowledge graduates.  The College of Disney Knowledge is an in-depth comprehensive course that allows agents to develop their expertise regarding the Disney Destinations – knowledge that consumers can take advantage of when planning a Disney vacation.

 We also travel to Disney Destinations yearly, and we host in depth training & hands on experience of these destinations so that each travel planner with Main Street, has the knowledge, experience, and has first hand personal up close relationship with these destinations so that we can make personal recommendations for YOUR family, based on how YOU travel.   Do you have a “friend” at work or elsewhere, who tells you, “Oh you have to do this, and you have to go here, and you have to try this...” etc.   Don’t base your vacation off these recommendations.   Let a Main Street Travel Planner ask you a few key questions to determine what recommendations are best for YOUR family, not for your friend’s family. 

 We are a TEAM.

Now, another bonus of working with a Main Street Travel Planner….. in the event LIFE HAPPENS to your Vacation Planner…as we all have circumstances that may and can pull us away from our jobs.  What if your Travel Planner is suddenly unreachable, has an emergency, or for whatever reason, can’t continue providing you with the utmost service on your vacation?  What if you have a final payment due, and suddenly your entire vacation is at risk of being cancelled because your travel planner is dealing with an emergency?  DON’T WORRY!!  We have over 40 agents with Main Street Travel, LLC.  There is always someone who will have the ability and knowledge to step in and pick up right where your planner has left off. 

We also work with a system that allows us to keep track of your trip, all notes pertaining to your trip, and all reservation information of your trip is kept stored securely in one place.  This ensures that ANY Main Street Travel Planner who needs to step in and help you, has the tools and the history of your vacation planning to do so successfully.

 We hope that this helps you understand what an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner is, and how your favorite Main Street Travel, LLC Travel Planner can help YOU plan a MAGICAL trip to ANY Disney Destination!