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Old 12-12-2008, 12:56 PM   #1
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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

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

After a 10 hour flight, thanks to a head wind, I arrived at MCO and it was almost dark 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 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 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!)







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

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Old 12-12-2008, 01:03 PM   #2
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Great start and the room looked lovely

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Old 12-12-2008, 01:04 PM   #3
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Great start Jo, I look forward to reading some more
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:05 PM   #4
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im really looking forward to this, great start
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:23 PM   #5
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Great start Jo - cant wait for the next instalment
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:26 PM   #6
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YAY! Great start. Can't wait to hear more
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:29 PM   #7
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:03 PM   #8
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Lovely room! Looking forward to reading more!
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:07 PM   #9
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Wow so many readers already, thanks everyone

I'll try and get some up every day
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:29 PM   #10
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Come on Jo, you have our full attention. can't wait for more.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:43 PM   #11
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Wow Jo, welcome back and I cant wait to read more, the rooms look lovely
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:56 PM   #12
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Ooooooooo, brill start, really can't wait for more!!
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:20 PM   #13
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How exciting, can't wait to read more! The CSR rooms look fab, wouldn't have known you were staying there by those photos!
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:41 AM   #15
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