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planDisney Panel Welcomes the Class of 2020

Lisa Mendillo

by , Sr. Manager, Digital Integration

Note: Some blog posts were created prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

After months of searching, the Disney Parks Moms Panel is excited to announce its 14 newest panelists. They, along with 28 alumni, are ready to assist guests in planning their dream Disney vacations. Their passion, knowledge, and expertise is evident, and they are thrilled to be embarking on this new adventure.

The Disney Parks Moms Panel is an online forum where guests can find personalized tips and insights on Disney vacations. The panelists themselves are real guests, who provide tried-and-true advice to people planning dream trips or a quick get-away to Disney destinations. Those chosen represent moms, dads, grandparents and even those without children! They are teachers, doctors, counselors, entrepreneurs and more.

Whether planning your first Disney cruise, a trip to Disneyland Resort or a fifth vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, this team is ready to answer all your personalized planning questions. Thinking of becoming a Disney Vacation Club member? They’ve got you covered there too! And did we also mention they can answer your questions in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese?

Parks Moms Panel Class of 2020

“We’re [the panelists] giving people hope; hope to the father who worries about his special needs child in the parks, hope to the new mom who feels anxious by the thought of traveling with a baby in tow, hope to the big family planning with a small budget, hope to the grandparents who fear they won’t be able to keep up. Hope isn’t necessarily life-saving, but it is transformative, isn’t it? I feel so honored to have had the chance to extend that hope to families who visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel in search of guidance, assurance, and encouragement. It’s been an honor and a privilege.” shares panel alumni, Ashley P. 

Collectively they have taken 714 Disney vacations … that’s a lot of Dole Whips (650 to be exact)! Between them, they have 24 children and have taken more than 588 rides on “it’s a small world.” Plus, while they all have their own favorite Disney Character, dining spot, and Disney Resort, the one thing they share is their love of making memories through a Disney vacation! 

The newest panelists include: Aena D., Allyn B., Andres V., Angie C., Betsy S., Bryan M., Clara C., Jonathan G., Lauren B., Sarah B., Shantel H., Sherry B., Tamela H., and Tiffanie S.

Along with these new faces on the site, Disney Parks Moms Panel is also debuting an exciting new curated content hub called “Panel Extras.” This information packed section includes ready-to-browse panel advice, top ten lists, videos, blog posts and more offering advice to get the most out of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Be sure to check back soon as Panel Extras will expand to include content featuring Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club later this spring!

To meet all of the 2020 panelists, or ask a question about planning your upcoming Disney vacation, simply visit for a personalized response from one of our knowledgeable panelists. 

Panelists receive compensation for their participation on the Disney Parks Moms Panel.


  • Oh, I am so going to apply for this panel next September! #disneyaddict

  • I have never been to Disneyland before, How should I plan my trip, which Disneyland should I visit first.

  • Good day, so 15 of use are going to Disney in Oct,. 28 for my granddaughters bday. We have already rented a Airbnb. My question is Epcot. What’s the best path to start?.She 10 FYI. Plus we plan to go to Disney for the Halloween Scary day which has not been announced. Any thoughts.

  • Hello! How do I go about applying to be on Disney’s Mom Panel?

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