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10 Scams to Avoid When Planning Your Walt Disney World Vacation

Families all over the world are busy planning vacations to the most magical place on Earth—the Walt Disney World Resort in sunny central Florida. Disney vacation planners are busy helping Guests book their Disney resort hotels for their upcoming getaways. Simultaneously, unsavory characters are also hard at work, just waiting to “help” unsuspecting consumers with their Disney travel plans.

Sadly, many Guests are taken advantage of and stolen from while making preparations for their Disney World trips. So how do you protect yourself and your family from becoming another statistic among others who’ve nearly had the magic taken away from them before they ever stepped foot on Disney property? As with any potentially negative experience—you must know your enemy and the tricks they have up their sleeves. Here are 10 of the tricks criminals use to scam families when it comes to a vacation at Walt Disney World.

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About Rebekah Tyndall Burkett

Rebekah grew up in Forney, Texas and lives just outside of Dallas. She’s been a Disney superfan since childhood, experiencing the magic at Walt Disney World for the first time at the age of 11. Journeys to Neverland are at least a yearly occurrence for her, her husband and her four children (the Fab Four). When they go to the parks, they stay in Florida for three weeks at a time. Rebekah loves exploring the history of the parks, the genius behind the Magic in the person of Walt Disney, and she is intrigued by all things Disney World and Disney Imagineering. When in the parks, Rebekah and her husband Scott make the most of their time by enjoying every minute with their Fab Four, by delving deeper into Walt’s vision for the parks and into the history behind the Walt Disney World Resort, and by photographing the many different types of architecture at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and on the World Showcase at EPCOT. When she’s not in the parks, Rebekah is excitedly setting travel dates and planning her family’s next adventure to their happy place deep within the Sunshine State. On breaks from planning her next trip, Rebekah is a writer, journalist and children’s author, penning children’s books about kids with special needs that she affectionately calls “believement-achievement” stories. Her hobbies include creative writing, paper crafting and interviewing Imagineers. She is also an advocate for Autism Awareness and for children with developmental disabilities of all kinds.