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January 07, 2011 10:09 ET

Resolve to Make More Memories in 2011 - Disney Parks Welcomes 15 New Park-Savvy Panelists to Help Families Plan Magical and Memorable Vacations

Actress Geena Davis Shares Beloved Disney Memories in New Moms Panel Video

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL--(Marketwire - January 7, 2011) - What do you get when you combine a hibachi chef, a pastor, one "mum," two Canadians, two non-profit workers, four teachers, three stay-at-home moms and one special aunt with a passion for Disney and a touch of pixie dust? The 2011 Walt Disney World Moms Panel! Announced today, 15 new panelists hailing from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom were named official members of the 2011 Walt Disney World Moms Panel, As the popularity of the Moms Panel site grows, 30 alumni panelists will continue offering their park-savvy smarts to guests planning Disney vacations. 

Also helping spread the magic, Oscar-winning actress and mom of three, Geena Davis, serves as an honorary guest to celebrate the new panelists. Davis shares her personal tips and treasured Disney memories in an exclusive Moms Panel video, available in the celebrity video library at

The Walt Disney World Moms Panel is an online forum that serves as a resource for families planning a Disney vacation, offering a diverse pool of one-of-a-kind insights and personal advice from real Disney fans who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with others.

"This year's Moms Panel search generated the most applications we have ever received," said Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney World Resort. "The Moms Panel has become an integral part of the Disney vacation planning process. We deeply appreciate all that the panelists have done to help guests create magical memories with Disney, and look forward to what the new members will offer to families in 2011."

Following an extensive application process, each panelist was selected based on their personal Disney experience and brings their own unique perspective to the table. From traveling on a budget to creative ways to commemorate a Disney vacation, there is a Moms Panel member who can offer advice on almost any Walt Disney World topic. In fact, designated panelists are also available to answer questions related to Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney.

Introducing the 2011 Walt Disney World Moms Panel:

  • Angelo Alomar; Simpsonville, S.C.
  • Carrie Burrows; Georgetown, ON
  • Ca'Sandra Phillips; College Park, Ga.
  • Emma Nicholson; Morecambe, Lancashire (UK)
  • Jill Cooper; Hillsborough, N.J.
  • Johnetta Scott; Plainfield, N.J.
  • Krista Curtis; Maryville , Tenn.
  • Marisol Lopez; Lakeland, Fla.
  • Monina Wagner; Avon, Ohio
  • Ritzy McCarthy; Barrington, R.I.
  • Deborah Bowen; Land O'Lakes, Fla.
  • Leslie Krzan; Holiday, Fla.
  • Lynn Lane; Ottawa, ON
  • Teronya Holmes; Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Wes Holloman; Pearland, Texas

Guests can also visit to catch up with the 30 returning alumni panelists, who will continue to share their vacation planning advice through the Moms Panel site. 

About the Walt Disney World Moms Panel

Entering its fourth year, the Walt Disney World Moms Panel is an online forum where guests can get tips and insights for a Disney vacation from real moms, dads, grandparents and even an aunt who have mastered the art of planning Disney vacations. Guests can pose questions to the panelists, as well as gain access to other vacation-planning tools for booking a Disney vacation. Featuring just 12 members during its inaugural year in 2008, the panel now boasts 45 park-savvy panelists as a result of the popularity of the site and an ever-growing number of questions submitted by curious guests. For more information and to meet the panelists, visit

To view or download video of the 2011 Walt Disney World Moms Panel featuring Geena Davis in broadcast quality visit

Contact Information

    Laura Spencer
    Walt Disney World Resort