Round 3 of Disney MP, here I come??


IMG_1728This is the last weekend weekend of Round 2 of the Disney Parks Moms Panel Search.  A recent Twitter update from @gary_jerry, alerted us to the probability of emails arriving this Tuesday around 1:30.  Truthfully, I’ve not really wanted to write about it for fear of bursting the magic bubble. We have all been told countless times that the cut from R2 to R3 is substantial. Our amazing leader and voice of reason, Gary, keeps reminding us to be proud of how far we have made it and the move from R2 to R3, does not define us. For the most part, all of us in the waiting room are cautiously optimistic and it would be amazing to keep this ride going.  Between the cryptic clues on Twitter and many discussion in our FB group, the “waiting room” has been a really wonderful experience.  Seeing the overwhelming passion for wanting to help others plan magical moments during their vacations of a lifetime, just continues to reinforce the absolute fact that Disney Parks are truly the most magical places on earth.  What other vacation destination provides such an escape and opportunity to bring your family together?  Where you are completely immersed in a world of enchantment and your children are welcomed everywhere, it’s truly one of rare places where families can enjoy a unique all-inclusive experience.
As I have said before, this competition is made up of the friendliest and most supportive group of “hopefuls” and it’s truly been an honor to be a part of it. Regardless of my fate on Tuesday, I have had a great time and feel like this has been a really fun couple of months.  If I don’t make it through this time around, I will definitely try again another year.  Thank you to everyone who has been following and sending well wishes my way!  Wishing pixie dust and magical moments to all of the hopefuls out there who are eagerly awaiting our fate!  I’m chEARing you all on and thank you for the magical opportunity!

“If you can dream it, you can do it!”


Round 2, here I come!

Disney Parks Moms Panel


Mickey Mouse once said, “Everybody neat and pretty? Then on with the show!”

Nearly 60 years after he said that, I have the honor of paraphrasing my favorite Mouse as I exclaim, “Everybody neat and pretty? Then on… to Round 2 of the Disney Parks Moms Panel Search!

On behalf of Disney Parks, I have the pleasure of inviting you to Round 2 of the 2015 Disney Parks Moms Panel Search. From the thousands of applications reviewed by the Search Committee, yours was selected to move to the next level. There were many tough decisions made during the reviews. I salute everyone who entered Round 1, including those who unfortunately did not advance. We are so very fortunate to have such wonderful Guests.

Now, we’d love to learn even more about you!

Walt Disney once said, “I reject luck – I feel a person creates his/her own ‘determinism’ by discovering best aptitudes and following them undeviatingly.”

Those words can certainly apply to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Search. So now that you’ve created your own “determinism,” here’s what’s next:

Shocked. Surprised. Honored. Amazed. All the feelings that went through my head when I received my “congratulations” email from Gary himself! Yes, you heard correctly! After a long 6 weeks in the “waiting room”, I am moving on to round 2 of the Disney Parks Moms Panel Search for 2015! This past month has been nerve-wracking, but incredibly fun! There have been nonstop Twitter updates from Gary, an amazing group of MP hopefuls on Facebook, as well as some really special friends and family chEARing me on. The MP hopefuls have been unwaveringly supportive and encouraging, it’s truly the friendliest competition I have ever been a part of. It really speaks to the true spirit of Disney and its overall mission to see such positivity in action. Despite the large number of applicants and the small number of panelists chosen, I have seen absolutely nothing but pixie dust and happiness. Truth be told, I would have been sad if my ride ended at Round 1, now I just feel honored. So many talented and knowledgeable people did not move on, that I feel a strong obligation to represent them as well as myself in round 2. Tomorrow at noon, the essay questions and video criteria will be revealed, and we’ll have 6 days to make everything “neat and pretty.” It’s important to me that I remain true to my authentic self as I try my hardest to answer questions as accurately and thoughtfully as I can. As I have said previously, it remains to be seen if I have what the judging panel is looking for in this year’s group, but boy will I have fun giving it all I’ve got!
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it” JM Barrie, Peter Pan

Never give up, and never grow up!