September is just around the corner, and that means an exciting time of year is on the horizon for the Disney Parks Moms Panel. The search for a brand new group of people who are passionate about planning Disney Parks vacations will begin next week. The panel, founded in 2008, is made up of everyday moms and dads from around the world who use their first-hand knowledge and sharp researching skills to answer questions from thousands of guests at DisneyParksMomsPanel.com about traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort or the Disneyland Resort.There are also moms and dads with tons of Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, ESPN Wide World of Sports and runDisney experience on hand to offer their expertise.
It can be a long and rigorous process with multiple application rounds before the panelists are selected. Many will apply and only a small number will be chosen, but if you are everyone’s go-to person when it comes to Disney Parks vacation planning and have a knack for communicating in writing with top-notch grammar, spelling and punctuation, please consider applying. I was first selected to join the panel as a Disneyland Resort Specialist for 2013, but I had also thrown my (ear) hat in the ring for the 2012 panel. I didn’t advance to the final round of the application process that year, but I didn’t give up on my dream of helping families via the panel. Now I have nearly two magical years as a panelist under my belt and have answered over 1,000 guest questions!
Round One of the Disney Parks Moms Panel Search begins at 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, and will remain open until noon ET on Friday, September 5, 2014. Although the name of the panel may suggest otherwise, you don’t have to be a mom to apply—it has included several dads and grandparents over the years, too!
So, do your ears perk up whenever you hear the word “Disney?” Are you well-known in your circle as the person to talk to before going on a Disney Parks vacation? Have you ever wished you could make the Disney vacation magic last a little longer by helping a friend create their own pixie-dusted theme park itinerary?
Could you be one of the lucky few to join the 2015 Disney Parks Moms Panel?
In addition to being a Babes In Disneyland contributor, Courtney is a member of the Disney Parks Moms Panel. You can also find her on Instagram and Twitter (@2Courtney).