Psycho Travel Moms, Disney wants you!

Seafarer at the Disney-MGM Studios entrance; the park will be renamed Disney's Hollywood Studios as of January 2008.

Just saw this on Budget Travel magazine’s ever-useful blog This Just In;

Disney is looking for 12 Moms who know Walt Disney World inside out and would like to participate in a panel of similarly Mouse-obsessed travel planners.

From the Walt Disney World Moms Panel announcement page:

“Walt Disney World Moms Panel, a new online forum of vacation advisors made up of everyday people who will answer questions, offer advice and address specific concerns of families in the process of planning a trip to Walt Disney World® Resort.”

I personally think it’s pretty sexist to confine this to mothers, but I suppose that Disney wants to play to some sort of Mommy feel-good factor. There are a lot of fathers (my Sainted Husband included) who are more than equal partners in parenting, and we ought to stop insulting them with all this Mommy-centric goop.

Then again, I don’t like the whole twinkly “Disney Princess” marketing push for young girls, so there you go.

Anyway, check it out if you are really into WDW vacation planning and want to help others plan their visits; the reward for being on the panel is a free family vacation to WDW December 8-12 2007.

Deadline for applications is October 5, 2007. No, I won’t apply since I haven’t been there recently enough (within the last 12 months.)

If you want to read up on my own multi-post Psycho Travel Mom trip plan for Walt’s kingdom, start with my Survivor’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Intro.

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