Agent Application Form Welcome to Small World Vacations .....where the Magic begins! Thank you for your interest in independent agent positions at Small World Vacations. Our agents live in the United States and receive leads from the main office as well as generate their own bookings. Our goal is to exceed our guests' expectations. In order to achieve that goal, our agents must have stayed at FOUR or more different onsite Walt Disney World Resorts within the last five years.Have you stayed at FOUR or more different onsite Walt Disney World Resorts for three or more nights within the last five years? ( This does not include the Dolphin, Swan, Four Seasons, Shades of Green or a Fort Wilderness Campsite.)*YesNoPlease feel free to contact us again after you have met our agent Walt Disney World onsite resort requirement.Are you an American citizen currently residing in the USA?*YesNoSmall World Vacations is the top-selling Diamond Level Authorized Disney Vacation Planner agency. We have been creating magical vacations since 1996. We are proud to be recommended by MouseSavers, DisneyFoodBlog, touring plans, TheBucketlistnarratives and the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World. We have been named by Inc. Magazine to be one of the fastest-growing businesses in the US for six years in a row. In 2019, we were included in Travel Weekly's Power List of the most successful travel agencies in the USA! Each year, we receive hundreds of applications and only retain the qualifications of the top 10 - 12 candidates. We anticipate that we may start selecting our next team of agents in late 2019. At that time, we plan to contact the most promising individuals for a series of phone interviews and for samples of their answers to typical guest questions. While this is an amazing opportunity to do what you love and help guests create magical Disney vacations, it is a very serious professional endeavor that involves a commitment to excellence, organization and time management, sales proficiency and a daily dedication to the Disney philosophy of superior guest relations. Agents must become incorporated and able to work as an independent agent from home in a fully equipped separate room/office with a solid door in your residence. The potential to make lucrative commissions is real and with that comes great responsibility along with the ability to operate a successful business in your home. We are searching for individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit who are ready for that challenge and ultimate reward. If you would like to complete our agent application, please click next.We are sorry but Small World Vacations only works with American citizens currently residing in the USA. Click Here to Save and Continue Later Thank you for contacting Small World Vacations regarding joining our team. Our agency is the #1 selling Diamond Level Authorized Disney Vacation Planner agency. We have been creating magical vacations since 1996. We are proud to be recommended by MouseSavers, DisneyFoodBlog, touring plans, the Bucketlistnarratives and the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World. We anticipate that we may start selecting our next team of trainees in late 2019. At that time, we plan to contact the most promising individuals for a series of phone interviews to learn more about them. At Small World Vacations, our primary goal is to exceed our guests' expectations. To achieve that goal, our agents provide excellent, Disney-style guest service, possess expert knowledge of Disney Destinations and maintain a positive attitude, self-motivation, and organization while running a home-based business. Our agents love what they do but it takes hard work to make this dream career a reality. Reach for your Dreams! What does it take to join our elite team of travel agents specializing in Disney Destinations? Our agents have the drive to succeed and are 100% committed to making this work. This is NOT a hobby. This is an opportunity to build a career and run your own profitable home-based business. Small World Vacations agents are expected to: Be available to assist Guests – Agents make their own hours but are expected to be available when their guests need them (within reason, of course). They typically work 3 – 5 days per week from morning until mid to late afternoon and set up appointments for evening hours. After completing six months of education, they receive an average of 5 - 15 pre-qualified quote leads on each day they agree to accept new business. Prepare personalized price quotes and send to guests within 24 hours after receiving their travel preferences. Small World Vacations provides templates for price quotes. Accurately answer guest questions and phone calls in a timely manner (optimally the same day) depending on the urgency. Be available when new packages or a discount is released. Determine which discount is best for each guest. Wait times at Disney reservations can be long. This can be a stressful but lucrative day. Our agents’ goal is to make guests happy by saving them money. Stay up-to-date on what’s new at Disney and experience it in person at least once each year. Sail on a Disney Cruise within one year after starting at Small World Vacations if they have not been on a Disney Cruise within the last 4 years. Guide guests with their choices and planning in regard to travel dates, resort choice, ADRs, dining plans, theme park tickets, MyDisneyExperience, MDE App, FastPass+, DME, navigating the Parks, saving time and money etc. Understand that this is a commission-based sales position. Build trust with honesty and create brand loyalty with outstanding service. Be confident and know when to ask for the sale. Try to increase sales each year. Successful agents can earn six figures. Get the Disney Magic started for each guest. Listen and make them feel special. Bring added value to the guest’s experience. Be dedicated to their dreams and their dollars. Have a positive, friendly attitude and a good sense of humor. Believe in the Disney Magic. Our agents possess a professional attitude yet they are friendly and customer service oriented. They understand and believe in the Disney Magic but, realize that this is a business and is not for fanatics who hope they can do this as an extension of their love for Disney. People depend on us to be serious about their vacations. This requires real commitment and dedication. We are looking for new team members who believe in our vision and want to share their talents and expertise with Disney Vacationers from around the world. We receive hundreds of applications each year from individuals like yourself who would like to become a Small World Vacations agent. We can only invite 10 - 12 people to join the #1 Disney Agency in the world. We would like to get to know who you are and why you want to embark on this career path. (Please remember that you are applying for a professional position and your attention to spelling and grammar will be used to evaluate your ability to be successful in this career. Applications with typos or poor grammar will be discarded.) Please share this personal information along with your responses to our questions below: Your Name*State in Which You Reside*Please SelectAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces PacificHave you lived for an extended period in any other states? If so, which state(s)?*Phone Number*Email Address* Are you currently employed?*YesNoIf so, in what position are you currently employed?*If you are employed, do you plan on leaving your job to pursue an agent position with our agency?*YesNoCan you speak in any languages besides English? If so, please list those in which you speak fluently and are proficient in written communication.*Are you planning any major changes to your life in the next 12 months such as moving, getting married etc.? If so, what might that be?*How did you find Small World Vacations and why would you like to join our agency?*Tell us how you imagine your life will be as a Small World Vacations agent. Please be real and let your personality shine in a one paragraph response as to why we should choose you.*The Walt Disney Company's core values are what they call the four keys: Safety, courtesy, show and efficiency.Share your thoughts regarding the general culture and beliefs of the Walt Disney Company. Give an example of Cast Member behavior that you have seen that illustrates one or more of those values. How did it make you feel when you witnessed Cast Members behaving that way?*Are you able to set up a completely separate office in your home with a solid door which is insulated from family noises such as the TV, pets and family members? You will need a toll-free phone number, dedicated fax, external hard drive, lap top and printer.*Are you capable of running your own business? Explain how you believe that you are ready to operate a highly successful business from home.*This is a sales position with earnings based 100% on commissions. Commissions are paid after the guest travels. Are you able to wait for almost a year to make a steady income as an agent? Do you like to sell? Is it something you feel comfortable doing? Please explain your sales experience and your ability to close the sale.*Have you used the Disney Dining Plan? If so, which plan(s) and in what year? Explain how your firsthand knowledge of the plan will bring value to a guest's vacation if they book the dining plan with you.*Please list the onsite Walt Disney World resorts at which you have stayed for three or more nights within the last 5 years and the year in which you stayed there.*Have you sailed on a Disney Cruise? If so, when, which ship(s) and which itineraries? If you have not taken a Disney Cruise within the last three years, are you willing to sail on one within your first year at Small World Vacations?*Have you stayed at one of the on-site, Disneyland resorts? If so, which resort(s) and in what year?*Have you experienced an Adventure by Disney? Is so, which itinerary and when?*Have you stayed at an onsite Universal Orlando Resort? If so, which resorts and when did you stay there?*Extensive firsthand knowledge of the Disney resorts, theme parks, restaurants, recreation, backstage tours, Disney Cruise line and Disneyland. Share a brief description of your experience.*Excellent, accurate working knowledge of the different types of Walt Disney World reservations (room only and a package) including deposit, payment, cancellation policies etc. Please provide the current booking/ final payment requirements for a Walt Disney World Vacation Package reservation as well as the payment requirements for a room only reservation.*Agents work with all types of travel parties including singles, couples, families with preschoolers, school age, tweens, teens, adult age children or multi-generational with grandparents. Please let us know which types of party make-ups you have planned for yourself or have helped others to plan a Disney Vacation.*Creative thinker and problem solver. Please show examples of your ability to think outside the box to arrive at a viable solution to a problem.*Capable of successfully balancing the demands of a home life and a home-based business. Please share how you can do this.*Highly motivated and able to work independently without supervision. Explain and give example? Extremely organized, detail oriented, ability to meet deadlines. Zero tolerance for mistakes. Give examples of how you are organized.*Perfect record keeping. You will be required to set up a corporation (LLC) for legal and tax purposes. Explain how you are capable of this.*Superior math skills. Able to quickly compare various discounts and other options for guests and determine the optimum price. Explain how you shop for discounts on a Disney Vacation.*Computer/Internet Savvy. Familiarity with Disney related websites, blogs, message boards and Facebook. Mention those websites and/or boards that you frequent on a regular basis. Do you post/tweet often on message boards, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter?*Do you utilize any phone apps when planning your Disney vacation, if so, which ones?*Are you familiar with mydisneyexperience.com? Please explain your experience with this service including making ADRs and FastPasses.*When and how can you make ADRs and FastPass Selections?*Exceptional communication skills both orally and written. Grammar and spelling must be perfect. Please share your views on this.*Maintain composure in a very fast paced, often stressful environment. Explain and provide insight on your experiences.*Willingness and ability to travel to Orlando/California/Disney Cruise for business purposes if needed. We have an annual professional development trip that agents are expected to attend. Is this possible for you?*Ability to listen and assess a guest's needs and to guide them from start to finish. Explain.*How do you plan your own Disney vacations? Be specific yet brief.*Have you ever been convicted of a crime?*YesNoWhat was your last or current job and if appropriate, why did you leave? (We will not contact any current employers at this time) Briefly explain how this job prepared you to be an agent for Small World Vacations.*Thank you for sharing your qualifications and experience with us. We will email you to confirm that we have reviewed them. NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Click Here to Save and Continue Later This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms.