Those of you who know me, are VERY aware of how much being a Member of the Disney World Moms Panel means to me (www.disneyworldmoms.com).
I recently answered a question on the forum about what it's like to be on the Panel. You can read the input of 9 Moms at this link: http://disneyworldforum.disney.go.com/questions.aspx?qid=95756&pid=94&cid=97
My answer: "Being a Moms Panel member is the realization of one of my fondest dreams. I'm a HUGE Disney fan & I’m so honored to be able to share my passion & knowledge with others. In addition, an unexpected, indescribable blessing for me has been the friendships that I've made with my fellow Panel members. These will, without a doubt, last a lifetime. I'm truly having the time of my life. I look forward each day to seeing what new questions are waiting & I invest a great deal of time, effort & thought into my answers. Information is frequently changing & being updated, so when necessary, I make phone calls to Guest Relations & verify facts on the website. Accuracy is essential. I love sharing my opinion of the best places to dine, a great room location at a particular Resort or favorite parade viewing spots. I especially enjoy answering questions for first time vacationers who are traveling with a large family. Some of my family’s most cherished memories were shared at Disney World & I enjoy helping others to create similar ones of their own.
My advice to people who want to apply to be on the Moms Panel would be to just be yourself. When answering the essay questions, don’t treat them like a resume. There are a lot of WDW fans out there & the Park facts can be memorized. Speak from your heart and let your Disney passion shine through. The Moms Panel family is an amazingly diverse group of incredible people. Just like a regular family, everyone brings their own special contributions to the group. What makes YOU unique?
The third time was the charm for me, as I had applied in ’08 & ’09 as well. I just knew in my heart that this is what I was meant to do. If you share our love for Disney, have the knowledge, passion & desire to help others…I encourage you to apply. You never know, with a little bit of pixie dust, you could be joining our Moms Panel family soon!"
The search begins soon!!