My WDW Moms Panel Training Adventures!!! Includes my night in the Castle!

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  1. DisneyJo

    DisneyJo Missing my tags!

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    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 I’d be eating etc, a completely different trip to which I’m 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 couldn’t 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 I’m not sure if Tim realised that I hadn’t spoken to anyone in hours but by the end of our journey when I hadn’t 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!)

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

    Claire L <font color=blue>Enjoys a good broadway show<br><f

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    Great start and the room looked lovely :)

    Claire ;)
     
  4. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm Moderator

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

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    im really looking forward to this, great start :goodvibes
     
  6. BRobson

    BRobson <font color=green>Beavers is a dangerous place to

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    Great start Jo - cant wait for the next instalment :thumbsup2
     
  7. thelittlemermaid83

    thelittlemermaid83 <font color=green>My reign will be a super-awesome

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

    scottish mum <font color=darkorchid>We still have 2 posties in

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    Looking forward to reading more:) :)
     
  9. shellbell

    shellbell <font color=teal>When it rains, it pours</font><fo

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    Lovely room! Looking forward to reading more!:)
     
  10. DisneyJo

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    Wow so many readers already, thanks everyone :goodvibes

    I'll try and get some up every day :thumbsup2
     
  11. tony64

    tony64 <font color=blue>Should've been a Cowboy<br><font

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

    The Fetherstons DIS Veteran

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

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

    Booknut <font color=green>I couldn't figure out why people

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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!
     
  15. suzycute

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    Great start - looking forward to reading more :thumbsup2
     
  16. jockey

    jockey <font color=deeppink>Repeat after me....I LOVE CRO

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    Great start the resort looks fantastic:)
     
  17. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

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    The rooms look fab :thumbsup2
     
  18. astrodrummergirl

    astrodrummergirl The DLRP ads are taunting me!!!!!!

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    Ooohhh.... *reads with interest*
     
  19. T16GEM

    T16GEM <font color=blue>I must have a funnel cake when I'

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    Great start Jo! Can't wait to read more! What a lovely room you had too.
     
  20. Cyrano

    Cyrano Moderator Moderator

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    Another reader adding to the list :thumbsup2

    Looking forward to reading the account of one of us as a Disney Mom panel member. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to further installments :)
     
  21. buzz for boys

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    Cant wait to hear more !!!!
     

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