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DisneyJo 12-12-2008 12:56 PM

My WDW Moms Panel Training Adventures!!! Includes my night in the Castle!
 
Where do I start?????

In September I, along with around 20,000 other Disney fans, applied to be on the 2009 WDW Moms Panel. I really never thought I had a chance and was amazed to make it to round 2 and then again to the final telephone interview round. I'd convinced myself that I really mucked up the interview so was absolutely astounded when the call came on November 5th to announce that I'd made it :faint:

Fast-forward a few weeks and I'd chatted online with all the other 15 panellists, signed my contract and was waiting at Gatwick airport ready to fly to Florida.

I must admit to being slightly nervous, not only was I flying alone for the first time but I was also diving head first into the unknown. I had no clue what I would be doing for the next few days, where Iíd be eating etc, a completely different trip to which Iím used to!!! Plus most importantly who was I going to talk to for the next 14ish hours :rotfl:

After a 10 hour flight, thanks to a head wind, I arrived at MCO and it was almost dark :eek: As we normally travel in August this was very weird for me!!!! I knew that I had a driver to pick me up but suddenly realised that I couldnít remember where I was meant to meet him! I vaguely recalled A so I headed that way and I was right, there was Tim holding a VIP sign with my name on it :yay: Now Iím not sure if Tim realised that I hadnít spoken to anyone in hours but by the end of our journey when I hadnít stopped for breath I think he must have realised :lmao: He was such a lovely man and so easy to talk to.

I arrived at Coronado Springs Resort at approximately 7.30pm (12.30am my time) and checked in, a nice touch was the manager coming out to greet me and hand me my special envelope.

After wandering around for a while I eventually found my room in Casitas 1, I was on the fourth floor and literally only the second room from the elevator which led directly to the convention centre so a superb location. After a quick bite to eat I was in bed by 8.45pm. Now on a normal trip I would literally fall straight to sleep but having read my itinerary for the next few days sleeping was impossible, this became a recurring theme of the week!

Here are a few photos of the gorgeous newly renovated rooms at CSR. (sorry the photos aren't fantastic quality but I was very tired!)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...0Panel/001.jpg
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...0Panel/003.jpg
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...0Panel/005.jpg
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...0Panel/006.jpg


BTW I'm going to do all the TR on this thread and will update the title when I add new bits :goodvibes

Claire L 12-12-2008 01:03 PM

Great start and the room looked lovely :)

Claire ;)

mandymouse 12-12-2008 01:04 PM

Great start Jo, I look forward to reading some more :thumbsup2

jjk 12-12-2008 01:05 PM

im really looking forward to this, great start :goodvibes

BRobson 12-12-2008 01:23 PM

Great start Jo - cant wait for the next instalment :thumbsup2

thelittlemermaid83 12-12-2008 01:26 PM

YAY! Great start. Can't wait to hear more :)

scottish mum 12-12-2008 01:29 PM

Looking forward to reading more:) :)

shellbell 12-12-2008 02:03 PM

Lovely room! Looking forward to reading more!:)

DisneyJo 12-12-2008 02:07 PM

Wow so many readers already, thanks everyone :goodvibes

I'll try and get some up every day :thumbsup2

tony64 12-12-2008 02:29 PM

Come on Jo, you have our full attention. :goodvibes can't wait for more.

The Fetherstons 12-12-2008 02:43 PM

Wow Jo, welcome back and I cant wait to read more, the rooms look lovely:thumbsup2

Verity Chambers 12-12-2008 02:56 PM

Ooooooooo, brill start, really can't wait for more!!

Booknut 12-12-2008 03:20 PM

How exciting, can't wait to read more! The CSR rooms look fab, wouldn't have known you were staying there by those photos!

suzycute 12-12-2008 11:04 PM

Great start - looking forward to reading more :thumbsup2

jockey 12-13-2008 01:41 AM

Great start the resort looks fantastic:)


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