Celebrities Add Star Power to the Online Forum with Vacation Tips and Exclusive Videos

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Aug.24, 2009) – Looking to plan an unforgettable Walt Disney World vacation? Stars Joey Fatone of “Dancing with the Stars,” Lisa Whelchel from “The Facts of Life” and Alfonso Ribeiro of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” have teamed up with the Walt Disney World Moms Panel to share vacation planning tips in helpful, funny and practical “How-to” videos available at www.disneyworldmoms.com – home of the Moms Panel. From keeping up with their own little princesses to sharing personal in-park memories, these family-focused celebrities step in front of the camera to offer guests their favorite Disney tips.

“When we began filming the Walt Disney World Moms Panel celebrity videos, we never imagined how much Disney knowledge we would find – these stars definitely know how to have a good time at Disney,” said Leanne Jakubowski, drector, Social Media. “Each star has a unique perspective on vacation planning and together with our Moms Panel we can offer even ‘famous’ insight into navigating the prks.”

Star-Studded “How-to” Videos
· Joey Fatone and Alfonso Ribeiro, Dads to Princesses – Best friends and both dads to little princesses, Fatone and Ribeiro travel to Walt Disney World Resort on a daddy-daughter vacation and give their real-guy vacation tips.

· Lisa Whelchel and the Facts of Family Travel – Former star of “The Facts of Life,” motivational speaker and author, Whelchel reminisces about her favorite trips to Walt Disney World Resort and gives moms the lowdown on how to keep a large family happy on the road.

These never-before-seen videos will live solely on the Walt Disney World Moms Panel, www.disneyworldmoms.com, alongside existing videos from television personality Joan Lunden, actor/comedian Brad Garrett and actress/singer Angela Bassett.

The Moms Panelists also have jumped into the spotlight to create new videos – featuring unique in-park family activities, special surprises and new attractions, to name a few. Here’s a sampling:

New Panelist Videos
· “Kris Allen Press Conference” – Whitney and Doug jump behind the velvet rope when Kris Allen makes his historic visit to Walt Disney World Resort.
· “Characters in Flight” – Walt Disney World Moms Panelist Cathy takes her family 400 feet in the air in the newest attraction at Downtown Disney – a giant tethered balloon offers her a breathtaking, 360 degree view of Walt Disney World Resort and more!
· “Sanaa” – Panelists Jackie and Jennifer take their families on a culinary adventure at the newest eatery at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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