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!
2020 Disney Parks Moms Panel Search Cancelled
Unfortunately, the 2020 Disney Parks Moms Panel Search has been cancelled for later this year. I know, 2020, you’ve been a doozy. However, I understand why they made the decision. With all the changes to Disney Parks reopening and things in constant fluidity, it’s for the best.
You can read the official announcement here.
“Our Disney Parks Moms Panelists are passionate about helping Guests make the most of their Disney vacation. Sharing their real experience and heartfelt advice, they help families create memories that will last a lifetime.
Each year, we search for new, enthusiastic and knowledgeable Guests to join this group of vacation planning pros. Since 2020 is unlike any year we’ve ever experienced, we are extending some of our current panelists for another year to provide stability to the program in an unstable time. As a result, we will not be seeking new panelists this fall.
We know this will be disappointing if you were planning to submit an application this year, but we are looking forward to receiving your application in the future. Until then, our current Disney Parks Moms Panelists are here and are as eager to answer your questions about your next Disney vacation as we know many of you are about returning to the magic with your family, friends and loved ones.”
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 2021 Search Dates
The search for the Disney Parks Moms Panel Class of 2021 has been cancelled.
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.