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.