Applying for the Panel

I started this blog as a way to document my 2013 application process to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel, from initial application to each round advancement.

As a three-time Round 2 veteran, I thought it would be helpful to compile a basic outline of the 3-month process. Below, you will find some tips, an explanation of the various ’rounds’ in the process and a rough timeline.

“How To” posts:

  • Step One: Access the Recruitment front page – wait for application open date. TIP: Be sure to have a single sign-in account to the Walt Disney World family of websites, or create one now! 
  • Step Two: Fill out the application! TIP: Type your responses directly into the form – don’t copy + paste, this could create ‘jumbled’ coding on the Disney end of things and you want to make sure that your responses shine!
  • Step Three: Wait. Seriously, you don’t want to go through this process if you are an inpatient person 😉 TIP: Join an online community like DISboards or other Facebook groups to commiserate with fellow applicants 😉

Round explanations:

  • Round One: basic application – information about you, your vacationing style and Disney knowledge. This step also covers questions about your chosen specialty (see my “About” page for more on specialties)
  • Round Two: video submission. For the past two years, applicants were asked to create a 60-second video wherein he/she would describe his/her favorite Disney memory.
  • Round Three: phone interview. This interview is conducted with a panel of interviewers via phone.
  • Round Four: those chosen to advance to this round are notified of their new Panel status and arrangements are made for their training trip!

Timeline:

In the past three years that I have applied for the panel, there have been definite rough time frames:

  • Application goes live: early to mid September (2013: Sept 9)
  • Round One notifications sent: early to mid October (2013: Oct 18)
  • Round Two notifications sent: early November (2013: Nov 14)
  • Round Three notifications: mid November
  • Moms Panel Training: early December (one week)

As always, please do not hesitate to comment with any questions or tweet me at @outrunmonorail!

2 thoughts on “Applying for the Panel

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  2. Alice

    Quick question, what website do I log into for the application; Mom’s panel, disney.org? Where is the “Recruitment front page”? last yr I missed applying by a day, so I don’t want that to happen again this yr. thank you so much! Any and all info would be great!!!!

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