Mirror Mirror On The Wall... Will You Apply to the Moms Panel this Fall?

Disney Parks Announces Search for New Panelists To Take A Spot on Walt Disney World Moms Panel

Sep 13, 2010, 08:25 ET from Walt Disney World

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Your passion for making magical Disney vacation memories reaches "to infinity and beyond."  Providing Disney trip suggestions comes with ease. Friends and family know you as the Disney "go-to" for any and all related information. If this sounds like you, then Disney Parks encourages you to apply for a seat on the Walt Disney World Moms Panel. Announced today, the search for approximately 10 Walt Disney World Moms gurus begins online www.disneyworldmoms.com/2011.

Heading into its fourth year, this online question-and-answer resource provides first-hand advice from everyday people who share their personal vacation planning tips on anything and everything related to Disney vacations. Visitors can pose park-related questions to the site, view "How-To" videos from panelists and celebrities or even reference archived answers from years past for additional insight. The search for the new panelists kicks off today, September 13, www.disneyworldmoms.com/2011 and will close September 17.

"Our Moms Panel has significantly grown since its launch in 2008 and has successfully tripled in traffic and size," said Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney World Resort. "It's recognized as a highly diverse, well-rounded resource for families. Parents searching for ways to customize and maximize their vacation while sticking to their budget often find the panelists to be a tremendous resource. They have assisted guests with everything from planning weddings and coordinating family reunions to providing suggestions on Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise Line vacations. We look forward to meeting these new Disney planners, and to the fresh insight and perspective they'll bring, to help create even more magical memories for our guests."

"Being a panelist offers a unique opportunity to spread Disney magic to guests while they plan their family's vacation," said Maria Marquez, panelist and mother of two boys from Doral, Fla. "Whether a guest is visiting for the first time or it's their 50th trip, the Moms Panel can always offer a new perspective or lend a tip during the planning process. My experience has been a dream come true and I am truly honored and humbled to sit alongside such wonderful panelists. I encourage others with a love of Disney to apply and look forward to seeing the Moms Panel family continue to grow."

How to Apply:

The application period will begin on September 13 and will close on September 17, or when 20,000 applications are received, whichever comes first. Interested applicants should visit the Moms Panel site, www.disneyworldmoms.com/2011 to apply. The first steps of the application process begin with a series of written questions and submissions. The final round of applicants will participate in a brief phone interview. Once the search is complete, the top candidates will be named to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel in January 2011.

"We encourage moms, dads and even grandparents who have always had a knack for organizing or planning Disney vacations to apply," said Crofton. "We've found that families greatly benefit from the knowledge of real people whose unique viewpoint serves as an invaluable planning resource. The Moms Panel continues to connect parents with a common goal of having a memorable Disney vacation and we look forward to 2011."

About the Walt Disney World Moms Panel

Entering its fourth year, the Walt Disney World Moms Panel is an online forum where guests can get tips and insights for a Disney vacation from real moms, dads and even grandparents who have mastered the art of planning Disney vacations.  Guests can pose questions to the panelists, as well as gain access to other valuable park insights and vacation planning tools for booking a Disney vacation.  For more information, visit www.disneyworldmoms.com.

SOURCE Walt Disney World