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planDisney Search Kicks off September 9th!

Lisa Mendillo

by , Communications Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

We’ve been waiting for months to share this announcement, and we are thrilled to let you all know, planDisney is indeed searching this year for its 2022 panelists! Think you’d make a great panelist? Then keep reading for all the planDisney Search information you need to know to apply.

Let’s start with some important dates! The 2022 planDisney Search will open on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Noon ET and will close promptly at Noon ET on September 14, 2021. Applications will be available at planDisneySearch.com.

While you wait for applications to open, check out the information below which will provide more details about what it means to be a part of planDisney:


What are we searching for?

You may be wondering, what are we looking for in a panelist? Fantastic question! We are searching for real guests who have mastered the art of planning a Disney vacation, whether it be to Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, aboard Disney Cruise Line or with their Disney Vacation Club Membership. Guests who love helping friends and family plan their trips!  We want to hear from the young adult who just planned the ultimate bachelorette party at Walt Disney World Resort, the guest who just surprised their partner with a magical Disney getaway, or the one planning that big family reunion. If you have the knowledge, experience, and passion, then you have found your people, and we want you to apply!

What’s it like to be a Panelist?

Another question we often hear is, what is it really like to be a planDisney panelist. It no doubt is a great deal of fun working alongside other guests who share your passion for planning Disney vacations, but it is work. While our panelists have a vast knowledge of the parks, resorts and cruise ships, there are some questions that may require some research to answer. Want to know more? Follow along this week on our Instagram stories as our current panelists answer your questions about what it’s like to be a planDisney panelist!

The 2022 panelists will be selected based on their personal experiences with Disney destinations, their communications skills in sharing their Disney knowledge and their ability to connect with guests looking for practical, helpful advice from their peers.

About planDisney

Launched in 2008, planDisney is an online forum where guests turn to panelists for their proven experience and knowledge when it comes to planning a Disney vacation. planDisney is available to help in four languages – English, Spanish, French and Portuguese – and guests can gain access to other vacation planning tools on the site like videos, top 10 lists, and more. Our panelists are comprised of diverse individuals in different life stages and lifestyles.

“There is so much Disney to see and do that it’s tough to experience everything in a single visit. But what if you had a trusted friend who has experienced everything already? Wouldn’t it be great to get their advice,” said Jerry M., 2021 planDisney Panelist. “The magic of planDisney is our collective experience and our diverse backgrounds. Taken together, we’ve just about done it all – and like your best friend, we want to see you enjoy yourself!”

We hope this has provided you useful tips regarding our 2022 Search, and we look forward to receiving your application in September at planDisneySearch.com. For more information about planDisney and this year’s Search, be sure to follow us at @planDisneyPanel on Instagram or @planDisney on twitter.

planDisney panelists are independent contractors, not Disney cast members, and receive a reward trip to one Disney Destination for themselves and up to three other family members and/or theme park tickets for their participation on planDisney.

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