Love Disney? Why not make a career out of helping others experience the magic that is Disney? Read one to learn how to be a Disney specialized travel agent!
Original published July 2023; Updated January 2024
Here at Wanderlust Campus, we absolutely LOVE Disney! L – O – V – E love it. Florida, California, France, Japan, or out sailing the Caribbean, there’s no better vacation experience than a Disney vacation experience.
Obviously, we’re not alone in our love for Disney, because every year millions of people take their dream trips to a Disney location. The vast majority of these millions of travelers could benefit from the help of a good Disney travel agent, and that’s where you come in!
So, how do you become a Disney travel agent? What do you need to know? Who do you need to contact? Is there a secret handshake you’ll have to learn? Is it all fun and games? Do you have to take a test?
There are so many questions to consider when you want to learn how to be a Disney travel agent, especially in the current travel environment. Luckily for you, today we’re exploring the key factors and insider tips that can make your journey to becoming a Disney travel agent not only successful but truly magical.
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Passion for Disney – The First Step
The first and foremost factor in becoming a Disney travel agent is an unabashed passion for all things Disney. If you're that person who keeps up with updates, loves helping friends plan Disney vacations for free, and genuinely adores the magic of Disney, you're on the right track.
Willingness to Grow – Beyond the Magic
While passion sets the stage, the journey involves more than just the fun and games. To thrive as a Disney travel agent, you must embrace a willingness to grow. Selling Disney is not just about the joyous aspects; it's about running a real business. Understanding the intricacies, liabilities, and varied client needs is crucial. Treat it as a profession, not just a hobby, and be prepared to put in the effort to learn and grow continuously.
Business Mindset – A Key Differentiator
The successful Disney travel agents in our travel school programs all share a common trait – they treat it like a business, not a hobby. Having a business mindset involves protecting your venture, being relevant in the online space, and understanding that success comes from consistent effort and a strategic approach. So, ask yourself, are you ready to treat it like a business?
Things to Consider Before Embarking on the Magical Journey
Before donning the Mickey ears and embarking on your magical journey, consider some crucial aspects. First, decide on your business setup – do you want your own business for maximum commission, or are you open to working for someone else? Take a moment to reflect on your goals, whether you aim for full control over your schedule or prefer working part-time. Making these decisions up front will help you in choosing the right path forward.
Time Commitment – Magic Doesn’t Happen Overnight
The magic of Disney didn’t happen overnight and neither does building a successful Disney travel agency. Consider how much time you can commit to this venture. Whether it's a hobby or a full-time commitment, be realistic about the time you can allocate. Our recommendation? A minimum of 10 hours a week over a 12-week period to get started will build you a solid foundation.
Vet Your Options – Make Informed Choices
Once you've assessed your goals and time commitment, it's time to vet your options. Explore whether you need education, certification, or both. Our free Masterclass can guide you through the different paths to becoming a travel agent, ensuring you make informed choices aligned with your goals.
Top Three Success Strategies of Disney Travel Agents
Now that you know the basics, let's uncover the top three strategies employed by our top-performing Disney Travel Agents:
1. Consistency: The magic lies in showing up every day and doing the hard work consistently. During challenging times, like the pandemic, the best agents were preparing for the reopening of travel.
2. Certification Confidence: Earning certification not only boosts confidence but positions you as an expert. It's not just a badge; it signifies knowledge, skills, and access to ongoing support.
3. Masterful Marketing: Our successful agents excel in marketing. They've set up a strong foundation and consistently feed their marketing machine. Ideal clients are the lifeblood of any business, and effective marketing ensures a steady flow.
As you consider the path to becoming a Disney Travel Agent, remember that the magic lies in your passion, willingness to grow, and treating it like a business. Reflect on your goals, commit the time, and make informed choices. Whether you're dreaming of a side hustle or aiming for multi-million dollar success, the journey is yours to craft.
Wishing you a magical and prosperous journey ahead!