It’s Disney Parks Moms Panel Application time again! Are you ready? Do you think you should apply? Are you nervous? These are all questions I asked myself when I first started applying. It took me 5 years to finally become a Disney Parks Moms Panelist – Class of 2014! If you’re wondering what the Moms Panel is and whether you should apply, here are 10 signs you may be ready for the Disney Parks Moms Panel application process!
10 Signs You May Be Ready for Disney Parks Moms Panel Applications
10. You’re an Annual Passholder, and you don’t live in Florida or California.
9. You’d be rich if you had a dollar every time someone asked you, “You’re going to Disney again???”
8. You’d be rich if you had a dollar every time you didn’t side eye a person that asked you, “You’re going to Disney AGAIN?”
7. You’ve considered wallpapering your home in Haunted Mansion patterns.
6. You’ve never called Cinderella Castle, Cinderella’s Castle.
5. You know that Tinker Bell is two words.
4. You’ve inserted yourself into a conversation when anyone says the word mouse…oh, they said house.
3. You may have a child or pet named after a Disney Character.
2. You know the difference between a Dole Whip and a Citrus Swirl.
And the number one sign you’re ready for the Disney Parks Moms Panel Application process is….
1. You are sincerely happy for those who do make the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
So now that you know you’re ready, hold on for a magical ride with the Disney Parks Moms Panel Application process!
What is the Disney Parks Moms Panel?
The Disney Parks Moms Panel consists of real Guests who have mastered the art of planning a Disney vacation and help other Guests, online, by answering vacation-planning questions using their own personal Disney experiences, helpful tips and heartfelt advice.
If you’re the go-to Disney planner amongst your friends and family, then this is the [non-paid] job for you. As a Moms Panelist you’re answering questions for guests who want to know things like, “Where can I meet Moana at Disney Parks?” or “What Disney Parks Resort is best for my family?”
How Much Money Do You Make as a Panelist?
Do they pay you in cash money? No. As a Disney Parks Moms Panelist, you’re a contracted worker and not a Disney employee. According to the website, “Panelists have received/will receive a Walt Disney World® Resort or Disneyland® Resort vacation for panelist and up to three family members and/or park tickets for their participation on the Disney Parks Moms Panel.”
You can review your contract prior to signing. If you have a big family like me, then you would pay out of pocket for those additional family members for park tickets, flights, etc.
Do you want to be a Disney Parks Moms Panelist for a free Disney vacation? No. Because it’s not free; it’s a lot of hard work. Is it fun work? YES! But it’s still work that takes away time from your family and other things.
Disney Parks Moms Panel Application Questions
It’s been a few years since I’ve had to apply as a first-time panelist. In the past there have been 3 to 4 rounds during the application process. The first round is usually a set of questions that ask you to tell you about yourself and/or family and allows the selection committee to get a sense of your writing style. The second round has usually involved more questions and a video of yourself. The third round has been a telephone interview with various people on the selection committee.
The Disney Parks Moms Panel Application process could change at any time. You never know what they’ll need next. So should you apply? If you love Disney, are knowledgeable about Disney Parks, are passionate about helping people plan Disney vacations, and meet the Eligibility Requirements, then YES!
Disney Parks Moms Panel Class of 2020 Search Dates
Applications open at noon EDT on Thursday, September 5, 2019 and round one closes at noon EDT on Thursday, September 12, 2019.
Disney Parks Moms Panel Applications are now open. You can apply here.
You can’t make it if you don’t try. I’ll admit when I made it to the final round one year and received a “no, thank you” call, I cried. I was heartbroken. But you know what? As Walt Disney said, “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” It wasn’t my time. Something I learned a year later. I was meant to be with my class, that year, no doubt in my mind.
Moms Panel Application Advice
Good luck to all those who are applying! Be you, it’s what makes you special. It used to drive me buts when people would say that, but it’s true. No one is a better you, than you.
Make sure your personality shines through in your answers and remember your love of Disney parks. I’m over here chEARing for you!
And if you have any Disney vacation planning questions, then visit my pals.