This week, Disney announced the 2016 class of the Disney Parks Moms Panel. The 2016 class will feature a new Disney Cruise Line specialist, Brandy Robinson. According to her bio, she is a family practice doctor from Euless, Texas with a husband and two children. Brandy joins Nancy Walshe as the two DCL specialists on the Moms Panel. The selection committee received it’s second largest batch of applications, but only 10 earned spots on the 2016 panel which dropped to 32 active members.
Joining the 2016 Disney Parks Moms Panel are as follows:
- Brandy Robinson; Euless, Tex. (Disney Cruise Line)
- Erin Karsman; Pittsburgh, Pa. (Walt Disney World Resort)
- Jackie Psarianos; Richmond Hill, Ont. (Walt Disney World Resort)
- Jennifer Reeves; Columbia, Mo. (Walt Disney World Resort)
- Korliss Datcher; Birmingham, Ala. (Walt Disney World Resort)
- Nancy Murphy; Alpine, Ut. (Walt Disney World Resort)
- Priscila Noriega; Miami, Fla. (Walt Disney World Resort)
- Ricardo Stella; Plainsboro, N.J. (Walt Disney World Resort)
- Kiki Wong-Yee; Carmichael, Calif. (Disneyland Resort)
- Sally Bulavko; El Paso, Tex. (Disney Vacation Club)
“2016 is poised to be an exciting and transformative year for the Disney Parks Moms Panel,” said Leanne O’Regan, director of public relations for Disney Parks. “Not only are we welcoming ten motivated and diverse professionals to our esteemed forum, but we are also preparing to debut a new website experience in the coming months, streamlining the trip planning process and paving the way for what should be the most magical time of our guests’ lives.”
For those interested in joining next year’s panel, application details will be posted on the website in the summer of 2016. I made it to round two so I do not see why any of you cannot make it to round 3.
Nancy Murphy is the wife of Atlanta Braves legend Dale Murphy.
wow, didn’t know that about Nancy Murphy, that’s cool. But Scott – do they ever give a reason as to why you did not make it to the next round? I consider myself a Disney Cruiseline Dad and have a ton of tips, booking insights, what to do, what not to do, etc.. however – I also use your site as a reference if I don’t know the answer so I was surprised to see that you did not make it? Additionally, for those that did make it – do they speak to their experience with DCL or WDW? Just curious. Thanks so much for your site!!!!
David, I am sure my 11th hour round 2 application did not help my cause. Additionally, I have a feeling once someone connects the dots my application would quickly be rejected. Quite honestly, I do not feel I’d be a good fit for the panel. I could not be 100% pro Disney/DCL. I prefer to call it as I see it and I do not feel this is encouraged in that program.
Glad to have you “real” and independent!! Yes, we love everything Disney but we find the mom’s panel a little contrived and artificial. We prefer creative advertising that does not pretend to be unbiased, like the magic band musical advert that we cannot stop watching! They should do one in this genre with DCL.
Elizabeth, I ripped the audio of that video and often play it in iTunes.