If you’re an amatuer Disney expert and you’d like to serve on a year-long panel dispensing Disney advice, now is your chance. Applications for the Disney Moms Panel are being accepted starting tomorrow and despite the name, you don’t have to be a mom, or a dad, or even a parent to apply. Last year’s application consisted of three short (100 words or less) essay questions designed to show your personality and your Walt Disney World knowledge. Disney will accept up to 20,000 applications from which they will choose a smaller group to move onto the next round. There are three rounds of essay questions and a phone interview. In the end, Disney will choose sixteen ardent, well-versed fans to answer approximately fifteen emails each per week on the Disney website.

The position is unpaid, although Disney does pay for a trip in early December for the winners to get to know each other and train. Having followed this process last year on a Disney message board, I can tell you that the competition is very serious and the applicants are a well-informed, impressive group.

Good luck to those who apply!

Laughing Place article on last year’s winners.