From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Jeremy
Search for panelists opens Sept. 9-14, 2022, at planDisneysearch.com
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Aug. 31, 2021) – Disney Parks, Experiences and Products is looking for experienced Disney Parks guests to apply for a chance to become a 2022 planDisney Panelist. planDisney is an online question-and-answer forum for planning Disney vacations. For more than 13 years, thousands of hopeful candidates apply annually to become part of this diverse panel to help future guests plan their most magical Disney getaways. This year, the application window opens Thursday, Sept. 9, at noon EDT and runs through Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at noon EDT. Apply online at planDisneySearch.com.
Formerly known as Disney Parks Moms Panel, planDisney launched in 2008. Since its inception, guests turn to the panel for proven experience and knowledge when it comes to planning a Disney vacation. planDisney Panelists are actual guests, not Cast Members or Disney representatives, and they provide tips and recommendations based on their experiences at Disney destinations.
Panelists respond to guest-submitted questions and share answers about Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club, accessible to everyone at planDisney.com.Not only can guests ask their own questions on the site, but they may also search and save more than 220,000 previously asked questions and answers on this official Disney platform.
planDisney is available in four languages – English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. The panelists are comprised of diverse individuals in different life stages; they come from large families, small families, and families with no children. The 2022 panelists will be selected based on their personal experiences with Disney destinations, their communications skills in sharing their Disney knowledge and their ability to connect with guests looking for practical, helpful advice from their peers.
“There is so much Disney to see and do that it’s tough to experience everything in a single visit. But what if you had a trusted friend who has experienced everything already? Wouldn’t it be great to get their advice,” said Jerry M., one of the dads on the 2020 planDisney panel. “The magic of the planDisney Panel is our collective experience and our diverse backgrounds. Taken together, we’ve just about done it all – and like your best friend, we want to see you enjoy yourself.”
How to Apply
Applications for a chance to become a 2022 planDisney Panelist will be accepted from noon EDT on Thursday, Sept. 9, through noon EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 14. To apply, visit planDisneySearch.com. The application is a three-stage process: a series of short-answer questions, a brief video submission and a phone interview. The 2022 planDisney Panelists will be selected in November and announced in January 2022. Applicants selected must be available to attend a training session at Walt Disney World Resort in December 2021. Additional eligibility requirements can be found on the application site.
planDisney, formerly Disney Parks Moms Panel, is a diverse group of panelists offering authentic advice to guests planning a Disney vacation. Guests can pose questions to the panelists in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, and gain access to other vacation-planning tools. Featuring just 12 members during its inaugural year in 2008, the panel now boasts approximately 45 park-savvy, active panelists as a result of the popularity of the site and the ever-growing number of questions submitted by curious guests. Serving as independent contractors, the panelists receive a reward trip to one Disney Destination for themselves and up to three family members and/or theme park tickets for their participation on the planDisney Panel. For more information and to meet all the panelists, visit planDisney.com.