Applications Now Open for 2013 Walt Disney World Moms Panel

Are you a frequent traveler to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or on Disney Cruise Line? Do you want to share your passion and knowledge by helping others plan their vacations there? Then you might want to check out this year’s application for the 2013 Walt Disney World Moms Panel, which officially opened today.

The Walt Disney World Moms Panel, which will be entering its sixth year of operation this year, aims to help Disney guests from all over the world plan their vacations and get helpful, personal advice about their trip from seasoned Disney travelers. While it originally began with only Walt Disney World, panelists are now available to answer questions about the Disneyland Resort, Adventures by Disney, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, and runDisney as well. Anyone planning a Disney vacation can pose a question for the Moms Panelists, and one of the panelists will answer the question and post it online at to aid other travelers in their vacation planning. The Moms Panelists and Disney-loving celebrities also record videos for the website, which offer some of their best insider tips on a variety of topics.

This year, the Moms Panel will also be looking for its first-ever Sports Team Moms Panelists, who have experience in organizing sports team visits to ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex that combine the sports trip with a Walt Disney World vacation. The Panel is also looking for bilingual panelists and guests who travel to Disney destinations from countries outside the United States.

“We are excited to continue the expansion of the Moms Panel this year, adding a new Sports Team Mom specialty and bilingual panelists to our team of Disney vacation planners,” said Leanne Jakubowski, Director, Social Media; Walt Disney World Resort. “This diverse panel of Disney fans has helped countless guests turn their vacation dreams into a reality. Some families return from their trip and respond to the panelists, thanking them for the magical vacation they had a hand in creating. Many of our panelists feel it is an honor to assist travelers from all over the globe in making memories that will last a lifetime.”

“For the past two years I have been blessed with the opportunity to share my love and appreciation for the most ‘Magical Place on Earth’ as a member of the Moms Panel,” said Marisol Lopez, bilingual panelist and Disney Cruise Line specialist. “Disney has provided my family with countless pixie-dusted moments we will never forget. I literally become emotional as I write my answers because I feel as if I am planning a trip for my family for each guest. Fun does not even describe it. It has truly been a life-changing experience for me. I encourage anyone who wants to share their Disney passion to apply. I still have ‘pinch me’ moments and cannot believe I have been given this amazing opportunity.”

Applications for the 2013 Walt Disney World Moms Panel officially opened this morning at 9:00 AM EST at Applications will be open until September 14 at 11:59 PM EST, or until 14,000 applications have been received. The application consists of a set of written questions and submissions, and those who have moved on to the final round of the search will be contacted for a phone interview. The new panelists will be officially announced in January 2013, and panelists must be available for a training session in Walt Disney World in December 2012.

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