The time has arrived for the Third Annual Disney Parks Moms Panel Awards. Each year we look forward to awarding some of our panelists’ favorite snacks, attractions, hotels and events, and this year is no different! The votes have been compiled from more than 170 current and former panelists, and we can’t wait to share the winners for all things Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and Disney Cruise Line.
First up this year is Walt Disney World Resort! We know everyone has their favorites, but here are a few of our panelists’ top picks:
For the third year in a row, the winner is the Dole Whip. As in previous years, the Dole Whip was a clear front runner. Others receiving nods were Mickey Premium Bars, popcorn and churros.
Favorite Walt Disney World Resort Hotel
Every resort hotel on property received at least one vote, but in the end, the undisputed winner was Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort! Honorable mentions go to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
Favorite Seasonal Event
This year we have a NEW winner and it goes to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Apparently, our panelists love cookies and hot chocolate in the park, and snow on Main Street, U.S.A. is a definite bonus. However, our previous winner, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party was an extremely close second! Honorable mentions go to Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
Favorite Disney Springs Activity
For the second year in row, dining has claimed victory as our panelists’ favorite thing to do at Disney Springs. However, shopping was second by only a few votes. And honestly, who doesn’t love a great afternoon filled with these two activities? We highly recommend you check out both at Disney Springs.
Congratulations to this week’s winners and stay tuned for our next award presentations. Remember if you are planning a Disney vacation and need tips from those in the know, please visit DisneyParksMomsPanel.com for a personalized answer from one of our panelists.