Gearing up for 2014!

Hi everyone!

On Tuesday night, all of us eager Round 2 applicants received the email that we had been awaiting for a little over two weeks…

Here’s the full text:

On behalf of Disney Destinations, LLC, thank you so much for applying for the 2013 Walt Disney World® Moms Panel!

Your application showed us the inspiring role Disney plays in your life.  We were and are incredibly touched by your passionate responses and captivated by some of the special anecdotes that you shared with us on your application.

Having received thousands of entries, you can imagine the great task it was trying to narrow the field to the next round.  While you were not among those selected, we are very grateful that you took the time to enter; your experiences and love of Disney Parks means so much to all of us.

The 2013 Walt Disney World Moms Panel,, will be officially announced in January 2013.  Successfully making it to this last round indicates that you have an amazing talent to impart your passion for the Disney Parks with others.  Your passion for Disney Parks keeps you in a fantastical world full of magic and dreams that we hope you continue to share. I hope you will visit the site regularly and wish that you will consider reapplying for the 2014 panel!

You are part of a very special, pixie-dusted group of people.

Magically yours,


Although it was a “thanks, but no thanks” email, I had the strangest feeling after finishing it – I was not at all sad, resentful or disappointed! In fact, I was just happy to have an answer and it just made me even more excited to try again next year!

Since my personal 2013 journey is ending here, you might ask, “is this blog going away?” – and to that, I exclaim, “au contraire!”  – because seriously, this is just the beginning! I know many wonderful panel hopefuls who have tried multiple times to get a coveted spot – and perseverance paid off for them!

In the coming weeks, months (and year) I hope to feature even more Moms Panel and runDisney content, so please stay tuned to the blog! Don’t forget to follow me on twitter – and “LIKE” my page on FB for the most recent updates!

What would YOU like to read on this blog? Leave me your ideas, suggestions and comments 😀

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