Disney World Moms Panel – What is it?

With everyone talking about the Disney World Moms Panel over the last few days, I finally did some research and found out what the lowdown on the panel.

Disney Parks announced Monday the fifth annual Walt Disney World Moms Panel search has officially begun.

Every year, Disney moms/dads/aunts/uncles across the country who want to spread their Disney knowledge clamor for the chance to join the Walt Disney World Moms Panel. The “moms” are chosen for their love of Disney and their Disney knowledge to help families plan their vacations. Now, for the first time in the panel’s history, the call for new park-savvy panelists to lead the online trip-planning forum has expanded to include Disneyland.

What is it?

The Walt Disney World Moms Panel is an online forum where readers can get tips and insights for a Disney vacation from real moms, dads, grandparents and even aunts who have mastered Disney trip planning. Readers can ask questions to the panel and gain access to tools for booking their vacations. The highly-coveted panel positions are volunteer positions.

Being a mom is not a requirement. In fact, as stated above, dads, uncles and aunts are considered. Basically, anyone can apply and all will be considered. The primary requirement is a love for Disney and Disney trip planning.

The volunteered positions are unpaid. However, a spot on the panel includes some perks, one including a free trip to Disney World.

Each “mom” is asked to field a certain number of questions each week. In previous interviews, some moms have said they were asked to answer 15 questions a week that included questions like “Which park is best for a 3-year-old?”, etc.

In 2008, the panel featured only 12 members. Now, the panel boasts 43 park-savvy panelists. Entering its fifth year, the Moms Panel expertise spans Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, Adventures by Disney and – coming in 2012 – Disneyland Resort offerings. According to Disney, over the last five years, millions of guests have visited the site, accessing an index of 70,000 expertly answered questions about how to plan memorable Disney vacations.

“We started the Moms Panel in 2008 with 12 panelists, a simple website, and the goal of helping first-time visitors plan their perfect Walt Disney World vacation,” said Leanne Jakubowski, who oversees the program.  “We are very excited to expand our search to include new specialty areas.”

Interested? How to apply:

Disney Parks will accept applications from 9:00 a.m. EDT on September 12, 2011 until September 16, 11:59 p.m. EDT., or when 20,000 applications have been received. Those interested should visit www.disneyworldmoms.com/search2012 to enter. The first steps of the application process begin with a series of written questions and submissions.

If you plan on applying for the panel, be sure to let us know! We would love to follow an applicant!

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2 thoughts on “Disney World Moms Panel – What is it?

  1. Hi There!!

    I applied on the 12th of September and this past Saturday (while sitting at Disney’s California Adventure, ironically enough) got the eMail that I made it to round 2. One thing that added to the magic is that we had gotten lunch at the chinese place on the pier and the fortune in my cookie said “A Wish Will be Granted After a Long Delay”…. keeping my fingers crossed!

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