Tuesday, September 14, 2010

WDW Mom's Panel


Dear Mickey Mom:

As a member of the Mickey Moms Club, you are most likely someone with a passion for “all things Walt Disney World®”! Well, it’s that time of year when Mickey is on the look-out for the best, the mousiest, and the most pixie-dusted vacation planners the world has ever seen to join the Walt Disney World Moms Panel. Launched in January 2008, the Moms Panel website is an online forum led by real, park-savvy parents who assist other guests with the vacation-planning process. The site became an instant success that has tripled in the number of questions answered and thus tripled the number of panelists since its inception.

Disney is looking for new people to become members of the 2011 Moms Panel. In September, we will be taking applications for the panel. Once the new panelists are chosen, they will travel to Walt Disney World® Resort in December for training. The 2011 panelists will begin answering vacation-planning questions in January. If chosen, you not only could receive a Walt Disney World ®Resort vacation for you and three other guests and/or a monetary gift card depending on their term- but, even cooler than that, you also could be helping families across the nation plan their best Disney trip ever!

Visit the Walt Disney World Moms Panel website where applications will be taken from 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on September 13, 2010, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time September 17, 2010, or when we have reached 20,000 applicants, whichever comes first. You just might besharing your love of Disney Parks with the world!


So, I got this email because I am a member of the Mickey Mom's Club. What this means is, I was not chosen to be a part of the Walt Disney World Mom's Panel when I applied in the fall of 2008 for the 2009 year. I get occasional emails from the Mickey Mom's Club and have access to a "private" site within the Disney web site to share my ideas, tips, etc with other mom's who have the same passion as I do.

In 2008, these were the questions asked in the first round online:
1. Tell us about you and your family.

2. Why are you a great Walt Disney World vacation planner

3. Your favorite Disney vacationing tip

Well, fast forward 2 years and these are the questions you need to answer to be on the 2011 panel:

1. A) When was your last vacation to Walt Disney World® with your family? B) Do you work in an industry that is in competition, would benefit from being associated with the Walt Disney World® Moms Panel or be in conflict with Disney’s family friendly brand? If yes, please explain. C) True or False - World Showcase is a collection of pavilions representing 14 countries that border the 5 miles surrounding World Showcase Lagoon.

2. In 100 words or less, explain when and how you helped a non-family member plan their first trip toWalt Disney World® Resort.

3. In 100 words or less, tell us about what resources you use to find and share interesting park facts and vacation planning tips with others.

I applied again, even though I'll be disqualified because I haven't been to WDW within the past 12 months. I went to Disneyland.... oh well! Maybe they'll like my answers so much they will overlook that small detail! Does it count that I'll be at the world in December of this year?? ;)

If you are going to apply, you need to do so quickly! They will stop accepting applicants on Friday, September 17 or after they reach the 20,000 mark, whichever comes first.

For some tips on answering the questions visit these web sites:

Walt Disney World blog tips from previous "moms"

Current WDW Mom's Panel site

Tips from Zannaland, a previous mom from the mom's panel

Good Luck! I can't wait to see who our new moms will be for 2011!!


  1. HI, Beth! I'm a Disney Moms Panelist from Alabama...we should talk! It sure sounds like we have a lot in common. Love your blog!

  2. Thanks Andi! I would love to chat more and maybe get together if we aren't too far apart in Alabama!