From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Lisa Mendillo
Award season is in the air … even here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Yes, it’s hard to believe a year has passed so quickly, but here we are, ready to announce the Fourth Annual Disney Parks Moms Panel Awards.
This has become such an exciting tradition for us and spoiler alert, while some favorites have remained the same, we do have a few new winners this year! With more than 180 current and former panelists casting their votes, let’s see who came out on top this week for Walt Disney World Resort Awards.
Category: Favorite Snack
There is no doubt our panelists love a good Dole Whip, and for the fourth year in a row it is retaining its title of the Favorite Snack. It was a landslide for this cool, refreshing treat, but we must give credit to a few other strong contenders. A few of those snacks that deserve a shout out include Mickey Premium Bars and popcorn.
Category: Favorite Seasonal Event
Nosed out last year by Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, this year Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is back as the panelists’ Favorite Seasonal Event! The spooktacular party was the clear front runner, but there were many votes also cast for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Congrats to all the runner-ups in this category.
Category: Favorite Walt Disney World Resort Hotel
This was a close one, but once again our winner is Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort! The panelists simply can’t get enough of the views, spacious rooms, and convenience of this resort hotel. Honorable mentions this year go to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
Category: Favorite Attraction to Enjoy with a Preschooler
This year we brought back a favorite category and Peter Pan’s Flight took the top spot for the Favorite Attraction to Enjoy with a Preschooler. Many panelists said the pure joy they see on their little one’s face as thy fly through Neverland is simply priceless. Other attractions that received several votes include “it’s a small world” and Dumbo the Flying Elephant.
Category: Favorite Disney Springs Activity
Want to know a fun fact about the panelists? They love a good meal, so it is no surprise that for the third year in a row, dining has claimed the number one spot as our panelists’ favorite thing to do at Disney Springs. Now don’t get us wrong they do love to shop, and shopping was a close second, but dining remained the winner this year. Make sure you plan a day at Disney Springs during your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation and you can ask the panelists what are their favorite dining locations!
Congratulations to all our winners and next week stay tuned for our Disney Cruise Line Awards. Remember, if you are planning a Disney vacation and need tips from those in the know, please visit DisneyParksMomsPanel.com for a personalized answer from one of our panelists.