Friends, today has been a DAY. A not-so-magical kind of day. And it’s only 9 a.m. I’m sure you know what I mean – I’m having an “Alexander’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad” kind of day. The kind where, by 9 a.m., you’re ready to call it, climb back in bed and sleep until tomorrow kind of day. And it’s days like today that would make you really happy to have a travel agent who specializes in Disney working for you.
Technology can be such a magnificent thing. It can be your friend – when it wants to be. This morning started like most others – I got up at 4:45 a.m. so I could be online to beat the rush to book the dining reservations my clients covet at the earliest possible hour (5 a.m. 180 days from the first day of their trip.) I should have known it was going to go poorly when I realized I was out of Diet Dr. Pepper at 4:45. It’s my coffee people and I need it.
Despite the lack of caffeine, I fired up my laptop, sat down with my clients’ reservation plans all mapped out and ready to go and right at 5 a.m. I pushed the “Search” button. And It. Didn’t. Work. So I kept trying. For an hour. At which point I promptly called the dining reservation line when it opened at 6 a.m. to book reservations by talking to an actual person (the horror!) I waited on hold. For a long time. And then I got disconnected. So I got back in line on hold. And proceeded to get the kids out the door, drove them to school and decided to make a quick stop at Walgreens to grab some Diet Dr. Pepper to get me through the morning.
Only there was no Diet Dr. Pepper at Walgreens. Clearly it’s the apocalypse y’all. Get your supplies and seek shelter! So I sulk back home – all the while I’m on hold, listening to the cheerful Disney soundtrack I have memorized. I finally got through to Betty who cheerfully helped me get all my clients reservations taken care of. Over THREE hours after I started the process.
The lesson to walk away with here – this could have been YOU! If you aren’t using a travel agent like me (and why wouldn’t you since it’s FREE??) you would have been the one rolling out of bed to book your dining reservations and waking up to this craziness. Since you probably have your own job and your own children to tend to, wouldn’t this have been a dreadful way to start planning your trip? Let me take away all of that stress! All it takes is a phone call or an email to get started and then you don’t have to worry about ANY of this. And your day can be MAGICAL!