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10,000 people applied for jobs at Disney -- to work for free!

More than 10,000 people submitted applications to work for Disney this year…for free. Today, 14 new members joined the Disney Parks Moms Panel. If you haven’t heard of this it is an online forum where guests find personalized tips with a bunch of insights on Disney vacations for future guests. “My kids are going to be so jealous,” Aena Drone, 36, told The New York Times as part of a profile of the new batch of panelists. These thoughtfully selected panelists provide tried-and-true advice to people planning their dream trips or quick getaways to Disney destinations.

Chosen from thousands of applicants from around the world, the newest members of the Disney Parks Moms Panel will join 28 returning moms, dads, grandparents (despite it being a “Moms” panel) and other in-the-know family members as an online resource to assist with planning a visit to Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, a Disney Vacation Club property or sailing aboard Disney Cruise Line.

For the next year, all of the panelists will answer around 15 questions each week in their free time. One of the panelists told the New York Times she plans to answer questions after getting off work. Another said that he plans to keep his evenings open throughout the year to answer questions.

“Every guest has their own unique expectations for a magical Disney vacation. Disney parks and resorts offer endless options – from dining and activities to accommodations and transportation – for vacationers looking to personalize their dream trip. Making the choices that best fit your ideal Disney vacation is where the Disney Parks Moms Panel comes in,” said Leanne O’Regan, director of public relations for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “Our Disney-savvy panelists are incredibly passionate and eager to help others experience the wonder of Disney for themselves, which is why they are the ideal group to provide guidance and advice to those preparing for their next Disney vacation.”

The panelists are considered Disney contractors, but are not paid. Instead, panelists are gifted a rewards trip to a Disney destination (which includes the resorts and cruises) for themselves and up to three family members or theme park tickets.

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