Disney Mom Panel Dream Crushed

You see today I awoke with excitement like none other, it was the day to apply to become a Disney Panel Mom for the next year.  Think Walmart 11 Moms but for Disney.  I dashed over there the very minute the application was up (yes I had it set to alarm me on my iCal on baby Macbook because I am a big dork).

I ran my little fingers across the keyboard as fast they could go and made it to the application form in record time.  I filled out the three questions very heartfelt, with the best answers ever I might add when I decided that I should probably read the rules first.  Hi, my name is Toni, and I love to jump the gun sometimes.  So I opened the rules in a new tab and started reading and but what should happen…


I saw the one rule that is poppycock if you ask me (probably just because I’m bitter LOL), to be a Disney Panel Mom you have to have been there in the last year.  Now for me, I think that anyone who loves Disney (no matter when they were there last) should be able to be considered for a Panel position.  Well since I had some excellent  answers I added a bit extra to them as to why those that may not have necessarily been in the last year should be considered.

I wonder how many people applied that didn’t read the rules and if they get picked will they be honest?  Well at least I have that going for me right, I was up front in my application about when I last went to Disney, so I figure at least I didn’t lie advertently or inadvertently.  If I don’t make the Disney Mom Panel, there is always Disney Mom Bloggers right.

Disney Hear my cry, even those of us who may not have been to your wonderland in the last year could the just the person you need on your Mom Panel.  My Disney dream is dashed, but there is always next year right if I make it to Disney this year.

The following two tabs change content below.
Toni is a professional lifestyle blogger living on the sunny Florida Gulf Coast. She has a passion for Disney, Travel, Fashion, Cooking, Tech, Family Fun Ideas, Reviews, Giveaways and loves being able to share that with her readers!

Latest posts by Toni Patton (see all)


  1. 1

    I was bummed to see that, too! Didn’t apply, but maybe I should ;D
    .-= Amy (@HappyMomAmy)´s last blog ..Some Sugarbeez for your Sugar =-.

  2. 2

    I REALLY cut it close, we visited last October! I’m sorry you couldn’t apply. 🙁
    .-= Amy – Mom Spark & Mom Made That!´s last blog ..Bissell Little Green Review & Giveaway =-.

  3. 3

    I was upset as well. We are trying (trying is the word here) to save up to go to Disney next year. I have not been since I was 4 years old. Why should this be a factor? A mom panel should have knoweldge of Disney, I agree to that, but the rules were absurd. I am a Disney fan, just because my family could not afford to spend a fourtune on a family vacation when I was growing up and just because my husband and I can not afford to spend a fortune on a family vacation right now to Disney makes me ineligable??? What bull!
    I have been to the Disney Store a million times in the last year… I have watched Disney Movies a million times in the last year, I have a 4 year old daughter who is OBSESSED with Disney and the Disney Princesses… We visit the Disney website every week to check out the cool rides and the cool things they have for ppl to do there. I am a MOM with a young child… that in itself should make me elligable to apply to be on the panel. Why waste your time with people who have been able to go in the past year and maybe… jusy maybe… put Mom’s on your panel who have a passion for Disney, who have children that are “Disney” age.. hard working mom’s who are hard up for cash for a family vacation to Disney are just as good as Mom’s who happened to visit Disney this year… can ya tell I am kinda pissed?????
    .-= Claire´s last blog ..Charter SUCKS! =-.

  4. 4

    I know what you mean! Pure poppycock! I wanted to apply but also haven’t been to Disney in the past year.

    Here’s hoping you get selected anyhow! At least you were honest.
    .-= Dana @ Frugal in Virginia´s last blog ..$15 P&G Coupon Booklet From Save-A-Lot =-.

  5. 5

    Awww, I am so sorry to hear about that Girl 🙁

  6. 6

    Hopefully your thoughts and honesty will change the rules for the future.

  7. 7

    I’m sorry you could not apply!

    I did apply, I didn’t even know they were taking applications, a friend actually posted the link on FB for me! Having lived close to the parks, I have a unique perspective on visits to Disney. I doubt I will be chosen, my daughter does not want me to be chosen, she doesn’t want me to go to Orlando!
    .-= Martha´s last blog ..Recipes of the Week – Easy Ravioli & Bacon and Shoo Fly Cake =-.

  8. 8

    Aww, sorry you missed that requirement but bravo for being honest! 🙂
    .-= Saph @ Walk With Me´s last blog ..Our Trip to the FL Aquarium =-.

Powered by Lagniappe Custom Development