Apply to Become a 2024 planDisney Panelist

Lisa Mendillo

by , Sr. Manager, Digital Integration

Yes, it is time for the 2024 planDisney Search! The time when we at planDisney begin the Search
for the new planDisney panelists from guests just like you! This year’s Search will open at Noon ET
on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, and close promptly at Noon ET on August 7, 2023. Through our
process we look for guests who enjoy sharing their Disney vacation planning knowledge and
excellent tips with others. A master Disney vacation planner if you will. Does this sound like you? If
so, then apply to be a 2024 planDisney Panelist and join our adventure.

What is planDisney?

planDisney is a diverse group of passionate and knowledgeable guests who share their insights on to help other guests maximize their Disney vacations. Panelists are chosen for their ability to efficiently answer guests’ questions in one of four specialties: Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line, or Disney Vacation Club. And we even have specialists that answer in four languages: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. “I like to think of planDisney as an online representation of the diverse people and families who come to Disney Destinations worldwide through its Panelists,” explains planDisney Panelist Prince. “Each day we research and share our experiences to make sure folks find the answers they’re looking for before they embark on their Disney adventures!”

How do I become a 2024 planDisney panelist?

The Search for new panelists is an application process that consists of three rounds: a series of short answer questions, a brief video submission and a virtual interview. You can begin your application adventure on August 1st at Noon ET. Whether this is your first time applying or your sixteenth, be sure to visit for more information and eligibility requirements.

What makes a great panelist?

There are many contributing factors to what makes a panelist, but what we are truly searching for are individuals who are determined to share their knowledge, experience, and passion for helping other guests plan the most magical vacations possible. “My favorite part of being a planDisney Panelist is getting to share my Disney experiences with guests in the same way I share my tips with my family and friends,” says Keri. “I love when I discover a fun tip or new experience on my own vacation and have a question that directly relates to that experience.” A great panelist also has excellent communication skills and can provide clear and insightful answers in a heartfelt and meaningful way. 

What is it like to be a panelist?

Being a member of planDisney is a rewarding experience in that our panelists are able to help other guests plan their Disney dream vacation. It requires dedicated time each week to answer questions and may often involve research on the panelists’ part. Their work is done from home via their own device, and they must meet a weekly quota.

“Although my most important role as a planDisney Panelist is being a guide for guests planning their Disney vacations, I also love being a part of a team of people who I consider dear friends,” explains LeAndra. “Also, every week I expect to put in hours of answering guests’ questions, but it feels a lot more like a good time than hard work. Going on and on about my happy place while helping others make the most out of their time there? It’s a dream!”

Does all of this sound like you? If so, we look forward to hearing from you for the 2024 planDisney Search! While you wait for applications to open, we encourage you to slip on your Mickey Mouse slippers and study up on what planDisney is all about and what it takes to be a panelist:

  • Visit the About planDisney page to learn more about the program
  • Meet the current panelists on the Meet the Panel page
  • Stay tuned to @planDisneypanel on Instagram as the current panelists share what it’s like to be a planDisney panelist and give insights on the Search process
  • Check out last year’s special episode of the planDisney Podcast where panelists share their personal application stories and tips for applying

Best of luck to all those applying. Just remember to mark your calendar! Search starts Noon ET on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, and closes promptly at Noon ET on August 7, 2023. Our best advice…relax and just be yourself!

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.


  • My application wouldn’t submit! Is there anyone to speak to?

  • Hopefully Disney Parks Panel will be around for a long time. Cant do it now due to work but friends and everyone at work always come to me for Disneyland advice. I don’t live nearby but go at least annually if not more. When I retire I’ll need some where to spout my Disneyland knowledge so I don’t drive my wife nuts LOL. Good luck to this years applicants, I myself have used PlanDisney when I cant find the answer for my friends.

  • Can’t wait to see 👀 what this is about.

  • Can’t wait to apply soon to the magic of planDisney!

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