This time last year I was waiting anxiously for a pixie dusted email which would move my dream of joining the hallowed ranks of the Disney Parks Moms Panel a little closer….
Does this sound like you?
Believe me, having applied for the Panel 4 times previously I totally understand how it feels to be in the waiting room and hanging on to every syllable, coded message and tweet from that naughty pixie @gary_jerry !
Hold on to your happy thoughts and keep believing in your dreams, because they can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.
As a magical DIStraction I asked my fellow writers if there was any thing about being a Disney Parks Moms Panelist they would like to know and here’s what said –
Caroline asked had I been posed any bizarre questions.
That’s such a great question, because the answer is most often my answers are a little more bizarre than the Guest’s query! I mean where else could I quote lines from Disney movies and Attractions and yet be taken seriously? Being a Disney Parks Moms Panelist and helping Guests make the most of their precious family time at Walt Disney World Resort allows me to indulge in some imaginative creative writing, it’s such a wonderful outlet for me and hopefully provides the Guest with a fun, yet informative answer to read!
Mary asked if there had been any questions from Guests that had really stood out and if so, what made it special.
My favourite questions are those that ask about dining and restaurants because I love good times, food and eating; therefore giving a Guest my humble opinion on my favourite dining options from the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue to the Earl of Sandwich is always special to me. It’s a marvellous feeling knowing that you’ve perhaps played a small part in someones special celebration or milestone event.
Renee asked, what is the toughest part of being on the Panel.
Living on the opposite side of the Atlantic and being so far away from my home at Walt Disney World Resort and all my dear Disney friends is tough for me. However, absence makes the heart grow fonder and I always look forward to hearing ‘Welcome home’ and receiving lots of warm hugs from my pals!
Christen asked, what have you enjoyed most about being a Panelist.
The lifelong friendships I’ve forged along my Disney Parks Moms Panel journey are my biggest joy. If I could give any Disney Parks Moms Panel Hopeful reading this a tip, don’t just concentrate on the destination – make friends and magical memories along the way.
Justin asked, has being on the Panel changed my life and has my appreciation of the process changed now I’m behind the curtain so to speak.
Although being asked to join the Disney Parks Moms Panel was a dream come true, what I hadn’t truly appreciated was the whole new world I was entering would be filled with a family I never knew I had – for me, that’s what’s behind the curtain and not just Gary Buchanan!!
If I can sprinkle some extra pixie dust onto your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort trip, please send me a question at The Disney Parks Moms Panel – I’m always happy to help!
I’d love it if you left me a comment so I can wish you good luck on your 2015 Disney Parks Moms Panel application!