Monday, September 13, 2010

The Disney Mom's Panel Quest

Last Year, I was new to the Disney Internet world, was just getting into blogs, forums, radio sites and such.  I don't think I had even heard of Mom's Panel until around this time last year, when I saw some of my twitter friends applying.  At that point, I hadn't been to Walt Disney World in 2 years, so I wouldn't have been able to apply anyway. 

This year, however, is much different. I've been to Disney twice in the last 4 months and know my way around Disney sites quite well.  So, I decided I should apply for the Mom's Panel. And so I did, this morning, at 9 am eastern when the application period opened.  There were 3 questions we had to answer in 100 words or less to give the judges an idea about how knowledgeable we were on the subject of Disney.  Disney then takes these three questions and see's if you are able to go onto the next round.  In this first round, they take 20,000 applicants, which is enormous! They have to sort through all of these and they choose something around 500 to move on.  The percentages are small, but to be chosen to move on is a great honor, even if you do not make it to the final round!

This is the trials and tribulations that I will be going through, at least for the next few weeks.  I submitted my application and now we have to wait til November 8th to hear if we have moved on.  Feels like it will be an eternity!

For those of you who may not be too familiar with the Disney Mom's Panel, it is a program started by Disney a few years ago where anyone can submit questions and have the "Mom's Panel" answer them for you.  They are a group of people who add a personal touch when answering questions about planning a trip to a Disney location.  Check out their site and ask away by clicking here.

A HUGE Good Luck to everyone who has applied!

1 comment:

  1. I meant to post the other day. I wanted to wish you good luck, too! It'll be a long wait but it'll be exciting.