I had big plans for my holiday weekend: spend time with my little angels, get some things cleaned and organized, and get some blog posts written and videos made for y’all. While I made a decent amount of progress on the cleaning and organizing front, I didn’t spend as much time writing as I’d planned to. Instead I spent time with the kiddos talking about our upcoming trip to Walt Disney World over Thanksgiving and our trip on the “Mickey Ship” this October. Another thing I’d wanted to do was brush up on my Disney Parks Blog reading so I’d be all ready for the Disney Parks Moms Panel application process that opens today. Yes I said today!
For those who’ve applied or kept an eye on the process before, you’ll know it’s starting a bit earlier this year. Don’t be alarmed, they’re not trying to throw you off but instead give the panel more time to read through the countless applications they receive to choose Disney lovers to move on to Round 2. As you know, I’ve applied in the past and gotten the pixie dusted email letting me know I wasn’t the right fit for the panel to move on through the process. Last year I took the rejection a little harder than years past but I’m jumping right back in this year.
This year I’m taking a different approach to things and I hope that it makes the difference that I want to see for my journey through the process. Previously I’d kept to myself for the most part but this year I’ve made it clear to many that I’m applying and would love for this to be *my* year. Last year’s hurdles and road blocks only made me see how much I really wanted to help people have a magical Disney vacation. That drove me to putting lots more time and energy into this little piece of the internet and spending even more time helping family and friends plan their version of the perfect Disney vacation.
No I won’t be submitting my application as soon as it opens at 10:00 Eastern. To add a bit more anxiety, I’m waiting until I get home for the evening to submit my application and sending buckets of pixie dust along with it. Hopefully the panel will see that through the questions we’re asked to answer and I’ll get to experience the rest of the application process.
Several people have asked what will happen here if I’m selected. My answer’s been the same – not a thing! I still want to share my Disney tips and tricks with y’all so I’ll still be here. There may be some behind the scenes changes to account for time spent answering official Disney questions, but that’s it. I’ve worked hard to earn the trust of each of my followers and that’s important to me.
Now if you love Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, runDisney or Disney Vacation Club, be sure to submit your application! Just be sure to read through all the disclaimers to make sure you qualify and that your specialty is available before you commit to the application process. That should all be revealed when the application opens Tuesday morning! Sending pixie dust to everyone applying this year!!!