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Walt Disney World Resort Moms Panel: 2013 Search

posted on July 16th, 2012 by Laura Spencer, Social Media Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

The 2012 Walt Disney World Moms Panel

The search for the 2013 Walt Disney World Resort Moms Panel begins in September. Stay tuned. That is all.

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Janice from SC on July 16th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I’m looking forward to another year of applying and cheering on all the wonderful friends I have made through this process.


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 11:43 am

Good luck Janice!



Elizabeth from MO on July 16th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Let the pixie dust fly! Best of luck to all the hopefuls for 2013!


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 11:43 am

And to you! Pixie dust is flying already girl!!!!!



Renee from MS on July 16th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Tell me more! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be a WDW Moms Panel mom!!!!


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 11:45 am

If you are a certified, dyed-in-the-wool passionate master Disney Parks planner, then you already know the details!



Bob on July 16th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Yes, I’ll be applying again this year. Could 2013 be my year to join the Disney World Moms Panel? Perhaps my fifth time will be a charm. 😀 Pixie dust wishes to everyone applying this year! ºoº.•:*¨¨*:•.ºoº


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 11:47 am

The charm is in the fact that you probably are already spreading pixie dust. I can honestly tell you that a HUGE number of applications I have the right stuff. It kills me I have to narrow it down to just a few every year.

Good luck!!!!!



Tammy from NJ on July 16th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Hoping 2013 is my magic year!


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 11:50 am

You already have magic. Es en su corazon.



Melanie from NC on July 16th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

It is the most wonderful time of the year… best of luck to everyone!


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 11:49 am

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the pixie dust spreading and everyone telling you be of good cheer, it’s the most wonderful time of the yeeaaarrrr!

Well, I don’t sing as well as Andy Williams, but you get the idea.



connie from KY on July 16th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

I’m with you gals…hoping 2013 will be my year to be on the panel. I get excited just talking about Disney to people, I might as well help others with this Disninfomation!! (my word)


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 11:51 am

Gals AND guys. Don’t forget our handsome crew of Moms Panel Dads. Come on men! Join the pink!



Shannon on July 16th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I am SO very excited! I love that Disney added the Mom’s Panel <3


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 11:52 am

Umm. If you read my bio (stage whisper) so am I. . . .



Sarah on July 16th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Love the Walt Disney World Moms Panel. Looking forward to applying!


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 11:53 am

I will be dropping hints about the date. You gotta Be. On. It. Hint. Don’t let the moment pass!



Danielle from FL on July 16th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Got all twitterpated just thinking about applying again! Here’s hoping our fairy godmother wands have enough oomph and our pixie dust pouches are full enough to make the cut this year!! Best of luck fellow Moms & Dads!


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 11:55 am

“Twitterpadded?” Girl are you making up your own language LOL! Me too! I hope you have the pinktastic right stuff this year! Good luck Princess!



Mindy from IL on July 16th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Oh I would love to be a part of the panel! How does one go about applying? And what are they looking for? I’m sure I’ll be one of many, but I’d love the chance to throw my ears in the ring :-)


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 11:58 am

See my note to Renee from MS above. If you are in this amazing group of people called “Disneyphiles” you have all the info you need to know!



jean from MD on July 16th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Yay! Another reason to think about Disneyworld and the joy it gives me and so many others!


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 11:58 am

And I get to meet you if you make it!!!!! Win Win! Good luck!



Sarah on July 17th, 2012 at 5:41 am

My heart and soul is Disney. I’ve been going since I was five years old and have tried, tasted and seen the lot. My friends call me the mousepert as they come to me for the best things to do and places to stay. I found out about Mom’s panel through a you tube video and all my friends and family say I should go for it. So fingers & mouse ears crossed :)


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 11:59 am

I hope it wasn’t a YouTube video where my hair was a mess LOL! Good luck!



jill on July 17th, 2012 at 6:40 am

Woohoo I can’t wait to apply…Good luck everyone


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Remember. Be yourself. Good luck!!!!



Susan on July 17th, 2012 at 6:59 am

Will definitely be applying again this year! Faith, trust, and Pixie dust to all! :)


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Some of my favorite words. Add “wishes” and “dream” and I could just bathe in those words! I honestly live by them. Good luck my fairy!!!



Sarah on July 17th, 2012 at 7:39 am

As an active participant of the Disney Parks InsidEARS website, I enjoy learning from Community Managers Kelly snd Marissa snd sharing all of their wonderful information and helping my friends plan their Disney vacations. I would wholeheartedly LOVE sharing and answering questions from Guests through the Walt Disney World Resort Moms Panel!


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I LOVE Marissa! That’s my girl!!!! Good luck!



Tommy on July 17th, 2012 at 10:19 am

This will be my first year applying, but I have been into Disney now for 22 years, and have been running a Disney World fan group for 8 years


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 12:09 pm

And why is this your first year applying? Don’t be scared! It’s a fun process and the friends you meet on the blogosphere during the application period make it worth it even if you don’t reach the finals! Good luck to you!



Debra on July 17th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Thanks Laura for the update. I will continue to watch the blog and forum closely for more details. I DEFINITELY will be applying again this year! I am SO excited! Last year, the application week coincided with our annual Walt Disney World vacation with our grand-daughter, so I applied from on-site. I LOVE talking about and planning Disney vacations with everyone! Currently, I am also planning our next 6 Disney vacations over the next 14 months. DISNEY is in my soul and has been for over 40 years! Pixie dust to everyone that is applying!


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 12:10 pm

You are a trooper! Did you bring your laptop on vacation with you LOL! Best of pixie dust to you this year!



Jackie on July 17th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Dear Ms. Spencer,

Thank you for sharing this information, I am so excited to apply. It is so obvious, the enthusiasm and joy your post generated and so many Disney moms out there with vast experience.

What strikes me the most is not only the valuable help that your Panel shares with people but the friendships and bonds within the Panel members themselves. It would truly be an honor to be part of such a special group of people.

Best regards,


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Hi Jackie! Girl, you gotta stop calling me Ms. Spencer. That’s my mama. I’m just Laura or “Pinky” to my Spanish-speaking friends.

Buena suerte niñita!



Amanda from AL on July 17th, 2012 at 2:23 pm



Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Me too!



DONNA from CUMBRIA on July 17th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

How do i apply??


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 12:14 pm

See my note note to Renee and Mindy above.



WILLIAM from NJ on July 17th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

This is so very exciting! Can’t wait to be a part of this application process!!!!!!


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I can wait. I know people don’t believe it, but I read A LOT of the applications myself. Eyes hurt just thinking about it LOL!



Erin from RI on July 18th, 2012 at 8:18 am


You know we will all be watching for more details! Lori has done such a wonderful job in the runDisney position this year. She really has been a great addition to the team. I loved chatting with her at the Princess Half this year. I am looking forward to applying for the panel and going Dopey at marathon weekend!
Thanks for all you and the panel do for the guests!



Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Isn’t it great having the Specialty Panelists? It’s like you have your own private Julie McCoy for your Disney Vacation. Opps. I just dated myself. I’m only 23 years old. Who is this Julie McCoy LOL!

“The Moms Panel promises something for everyone! Set a course for adventure, your mind on some pixie dust. . .”



Lisa from LA on July 18th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I’m so excited! I’ll be applying for the fourth time. We’ve been to Walt Disney World 17 times in the past 15 years and went on a Disney Cruise in May, 2012. Our kids have, literally, grown up going to Disney. I can still remember Hunter toddling down Main Street and Lacey racing along to keep up with him. John and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary there and my 78 year old mother has taken trips with us as well so we’ve made tons of memories at Walt Disney World. I can’t think of a better vacation destination than Disney.

This will be my fourth time to apply for a spot on the Disney Mom’s Panel. Since we’ve traveled to Disney at various times of the year with a one year old, a toddler, a pre-teen, teenagers, newlyweds and a senior, I think that I’d have a good bit to offer to the Panel.


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Lisa, save all that good stuff for the application LOL! Good luck!



David on July 19th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

This dad is applying to join the moms. :)

Excited for the opportunity! May each of you have the chance to follow and realize your dreams!



Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 12:21 pm

You can ask the Dads on the panel, you automatically get 45 new sisters. You end up being “one of the girls” and there is some purse holding while they shop. I’m just sayin’. . .

But I will tell you down to the last Dad on the panel, they love every minute of it, shoe shopping and all! Good luck!



Barbara on July 19th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Do you have to be a Mom? I’m DYING to be on this panel but have no children.


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Nope. Just and incredible knowledge of Disney Parks, the kind and magical spirit of a light fairy and the PASSION to share what you know. If you have been planning Disney Parks vacations for other people for years, you are what we are looking for.

Good luck. Many apply, but few make it so I’m rooting for every last one of you. Do me proud with your applications. No typos, be clear and show us who YOU are. The panelists all have different talents and that’s what we are looking for passionate Disneyphiles who can’t stop talking Disney whether they are on the panel or not. Good luck!



Lucinda from IL on July 20th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Woohoo! This is always so exciting…and has been such an incredible adventure for me over the years. I am so happy to have become a part of the extended Disney Moms family and cannot wait to throw my ears into the ring and try for a panel position once more. Pixie dust to all!


Laura Spencer on July 21st, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Good luck Lucinda and to all the folks with pixie dust running out of their pores!!!!!!


The Laura


Kim on July 22nd, 2012 at 5:02 am

So exiciting! I love planning Disney trips for my family and often plan for family and friends too! I will apply again this year as well. Good Luck to everyone!


Lauren on July 22nd, 2012 at 3:22 pm

So very excited to hear this! We will be at WDW in September, so you better believe I will have my laptop with me! I have dreamed of being a “Mom” and helping others with my “Disneypedia” of knowledge to make their experience the most magical ever! Here is to wishing this is the year!


gina on July 22nd, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I would love to apply. How do I do it?


Andrea on July 23rd, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Is it sad I’m checking the page DAILY to make sure I don’t miss anything for this year?? I have been enjoying every year of Mom’s Panel and can’t wait to be a part of their world!


Jessica on July 24th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

I am so excited about this year’s panel search! Disney is my escape place and I want that for others so badly! I didn’t discover Disney World until I was 34 years old. I know there are lots of adults who don’t know what they are missing and I want to help them!


Tonya on July 27th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Can’t wait for the search to begin! Will be in the parks in September! It’s the most magical place on earth for this Disney girl!


Carol from FL on July 28th, 2012 at 9:13 am

Can hardly wait!!! Looking forward to it!! I am the “Disney Girl” ready to help others plan their magical trips!!


Danielle from KY on July 28th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I’m certainly looking forward to applying this year. Perhaps this will be my year. I am definitely a type-A planner myself!


Amy from NY on July 29th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Hi Laura! I am so excited to throw my hat in the ring again this year! September cannot come soon enough! I could talk Disney every single day, and I do!


Mariah on July 30th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

This is a job I could totally do, and I fit all the requirements, the only problem is, I’m not a “Mom”. I’m a university student. But, I’ve taken my younger siblings to the parks by myself, and I think it would be helpful to get opinions on what teens might like from a REAL teen. Chances are pretty low I’ll get accpeted on to the panel, but the hope is alive!


Lisa from CA on August 3rd, 2012 at 11:48 am

How do you apply?


Jennifer from ON on August 7th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

I’m so excited. I’ve read all the comments so far and boy! can I relate! I talk Disney EVERYDAY and would be so in love with being chosen by Disney to keep doing it!!!! I’ll be throwing my hat in the ring again!!!


Paula on August 10th, 2012 at 11:59 am

Hi Laura,

Thanks for your updates. Excited to learn more about your International Travelers panel addition to expand your reach around the globe…it’s a big world and “It’s A Small World” too!

I was in Tokyo recently and had a great time at Tokyo Disney Resort with a friend and her daughter. The TDR character popcorn buckets are so cute! We already have plans for October to visit Tokyo Disney Sea. Having grown up going to and loving all things Disney, it has been a blast enjoying the Disney Parks and Resorts with our children and family, and now and even bigger blast with the grandchildren in tow. Looking forward to learning more!


Courtney on August 12th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I can’t wait to apply and hopefully get in so I can continue giving great advice to all the military families out there who are looking for awesome Disney Vacations!