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Old 07-18-2012, 08:55 AM   #31
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Thanks Amanda and Kaylene for your words of encouragement and sprinkling of pixie dust! The process can be hard but knowing that those of you who have made it through are cheering us all on helps a great deal!

As for an intro for me - I'm Holly, mom of a 9-year-old son and a 3-year-old princess. My husband has supported my Disney craziness for 14 years, starting with our honeymoon trip to WDW in 1998. When I'm not busy with my day job as a marketing manager for a software company, I'm busy dreaming and planning for our next Disney trip. We just got back from our Disney Wonder Alaskan cruise and will be heading to Disneyland for D23's Destination D in less than a month!

This is my 5th time applying and I must say that while it's always disappointing not being picked, it really is a great experience because I've connected with so many other wonderful Disney fans through the years!
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:37 AM   #32
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I guess I'll play too.

My name is Ana, been married for 6 years and I have a soon-to-be 3 year old boy, named "JJ". I was born in Costa Rica but have lived in Texas for the past 19 years. I work in HR but my true passion is Disney. I love planning Disney trips either for myself or for others. I've been to Disney World about 20 times, Disneyland Paris once and recently went on my first Disney Cruise (can't wait to go back!). I usually try to visit DW at least twice a year now (once with my son and once with my BFF for our yearly girls-only trip ). My next trip is in September with BFF and then in November with my DS (husband won't be joining us this time).

Looking forward to another round of this. I never make it past Round 1 and yes, it really upsets me every year, but it is what it is.

Good luck to everyone!
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:47 AM   #33
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Hey! I’m Lisa a/k/a Mickeystoontown. I’m a 46 year young mother to two amazing children (Lacey and Hunter), a Mama Lisa to a wonderful son-in-law (Jesse) and a wife to my loving husband (John).

I’m a paralegal by day and a trip planner by day AND night. Heck, I plan Disney trips in my dreams which is probably why I always wake up feeling like I could sleep another two or three hours. My hobbies, other than planning Disney trips, are baking, camping, working in the garden and hosting get-togethers so we can spend time with friends and family. I also sew backsacks and little girls’ dresses to help fund our Disney obsession.

We've been to Walt Disney World 17 times in the past 15 years and went on a Disney Cruise in May, 2012. Our kids have, literally, grown up going to Disney. I can still remember Hunter toddling down Main Street and Lacey racing along to keep up with him. John and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary there and my 78 year old mother has taken trips with us as well so we've made tons of memories at Walt Disney World. I can't think of a better vacation destination than Disney.

This will be my fourth time to apply for a spot on the Disney Mom's Panel. Since we've traveled to Disney at various times of the year with a one year old, a toddler, a pre-teen, teenagers, newlyweds and a senior, I think that I'd have a good bit to offer to the Panel. (Did that sound convincing 'cause I may use it when filling in my application. )
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:42 PM   #34
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Best of luck to you all!!

Faith, trust, and pixie dust!
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:46 PM   #35
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I wonder if being a Disney specialized Travel Agent will help me or hurt me this year...hmmm.

Anyway, joining the fun! I'm Sarah mom to an almost 3 year old DD (Ana, maybe we can have a virtual play date? ). My August trip to WDW will be my 10th since 2003 when I discovered the magic on my pre-honeymoon(long story). I am a full time children's librarian in a public library(best job ever!) and this spring I became a Travel Agent specializing in Disney travel (second best job ever!) with a bunch of other mom friends I met on the Dis when I was pregnant.

I've applied to be on the panel 3 times.

It's wonderful to meet all of you awesome folks!
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:10 PM   #36
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I wonder if being a Disney specialized Travel Agent will help me or hurt me this year...hmmm.
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I could be wrong but I thought travel agents were not allowed to apply?
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:58 PM   #37
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I could be wrong but I thought travel agents were not allowed to apply?
Ha! I guess it would hurt me, then! It would make sense to me that we couldn't! I guess I don't have to worry then.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:22 PM   #38
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2013 Here We Come

Count me in on the waiting. I know the odds of making the panel are astronomical, but the fun of trying is worth it.

I am a SAHM to three wonderful teenagers. My kids have no idea how lucky they are to have been to Disney World dozens of times. (I think they have spent almost year of their lives there.)

We love our Disney timeshare and are leaving in two days to try out Aulani. I am so excited to stay there. I wish I could taken my kids when they were younger. They adored Hank's at OKW and Aunty's sounds like paradise for preteens. I know they will be checking out the teen spa.

Good luck to all. You are what make it so hard to get on the panel. Everyone is so wonderful!
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:56 PM   #39
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I wonder if being a Disney specialized Travel Agent will help me or hurt me this year...hmmm.
Hi Sarah, both your jobs sound amazing. In my next life, I want to be a librarian, or maybe later on in this one. As for your "second job"... in years past, travel agents have been specifically prohibited from applying to join the panel. Keep an eye out for the official application anyway, you never know what is in store from year to year!
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:00 AM   #40
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Since we're doing introductions...

I'm a tennis professional and Dad to three kids currently living in Romania. My wife is in the foreign service and we are just finishing up our first assignment overseas (next stop USA for home leave and training before we head to Jerusalem late next year). Last year was my first year applying, and I made it to round 2 as a DCL specialist. We have sailed with DCL 7 times, been to WDW more times than I can remember, and are current annual passport holders at Disneyland Paris! In addition to hitting fuzzy balls and watching the kids, I also write on my Disney Blog, 3DisKids (link in sig), when I get a free moment. Which hasn't happened in about a month!

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Old 07-19-2012, 07:43 AM   #41
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Thanks, Ashley. Long time no talk. I know it has been an amazing year for you. Hopefully this is my year!
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:04 PM   #42
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Hello !!!!

Just stopping by to say I'll be back in September to wish you lots of luck with your Moms Panel Applications ....

I can't really believe that it's nearly a year ago that I applied for the 5th time, and finally made it onto the Moms Panel.

See you Real Soon! Hang on tight, it's going to be another Roller Coaster

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Old 07-21-2012, 05:29 PM   #43
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Hey! I’m Kimball - Zurgswife. I’m a 48 year mother of 4 kids (well no longer kids as they are 21, 19, 18 and 15 and wife of Zurg.

I’m a Nurse by day and night. I'm the total Disney freak in the family but it has fortunately rubbed off to all so we still love our trips.

We've been to Walt Disney World 21 times in the past 15 years and went on a Disney Cruise in March, 2000. Our kids have, literally, grown up going to Disney. Especially my youngest whos first trip was at 3 months.

This will be my fourth time to apply for a spot on the Disney Mom's Panel.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:05 PM   #44
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So very excited that this thread has commenced! I am very grateful to have other Disney addicts and Mom hopefuls to share this journey with. Especially to learn from those who have been through it before.
My name is Lauren, I am the proud mom to two boys (7, 14 Mo) and have another Disney baby due in Jan. I am a stay at home mom and have a wonderful husband in sales that not only allows me to stay at home with our kiddos, but also supports my Disney adoration! Our next trip is in 49 days to CBR and AKL! This will be my first time applying, so I am very excited to learn the process. Taking my laptop on our trip so I don't miss anything and being six months pregnant should give me some down time to relax and check in on the process.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:50 AM   #45
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Hello everyone! Made it to the second round last year and will be trying for the panel again this year. It was fun to be a part of the group that was in the 'waiting room' last year. Boy, did we analyze and strategize the weeks of waiting away!

I'm Pam, mom of a 14-year old boy...we've been to WDW seven times in the last five years and are grappling with having to give WDW a break due to the high school years not being as easy to miss school time during the quiet seasons at WDW. So...I have been researching DCL to keep us in the mix! We sure love our Disney-time!

As for everyday life, I work as a Human Resources professional in Southern Ontario (Canada). Besides Disney, I enjoy my son's soccer (filling in quasi-coaching when DH is on the afternoon shift). I'm an avid reader and we just love to hang out at home and enjoy our outdoor-room and the park that we back onto.

Looking forward to meeting everyone and to the keeping each other company while we 'patiently' wait!
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