The Walt Disney World Moms Panel and Celebrity Guests Star in New Vacation Planning Videos

Panelists and Celebrity Moms Provide Behind-the-Scenes Look At Park Attractions and Share Favorite Travel Tips

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (November 16, 2010) /PRNewswire/ – Need suggestions on how to plan an unforgettable family getaway? Look no further than the Walt Disney World Moms Panel. Disney’s 43 park-savvy parents have released a new set of online videos featuring their favorite one-of-a-kind experiences available to Walt Disney World guests. A special additional to the Moms Panel video collection, found at, celebrity “Disney Moms”� Whoopi Goldberg and Teri Hatcher share their own special family travel tips. Visitors also can tag along with panelists for a pirate-themed journey across the “seas”� of Walt Disney World Resort or learn what spectacular celebrations Disney has in store this holiday season.

“We are privileged to have such a knowledgeable group of moms and dads who are so eager to document their Disney fun and share it with others,” said Leanne Jakubowski, director, Social Media, Walt Disney World Resort. “The Moms Panel videos provide families with an engaging, visual way to discover how they can experience the magic, helping them to plan a truly memorable and personalized vacation.”

New Celebrity Videos

Grandma Whoopi’s Wisdom – The highly accomplished funny woman makes it clear that she enjoys being a grandmother, and reveals that one of her favorite places to spoil her grandkids is at Disney parks!

Teri Hatches a Plan! – “Desperate Housewives” star and key contributor to website, Teri Hatcher gives advice on how to calmly chase your kids around a theme park and have fun in the process!

New Walt Disney World Moms Panel Videos

‘Twas The Night Before. . . – Panelist Amanda reads from her new “classic” storybook about the joys of visiting Walt Disney World Resort during the holidays.

Doug the Wedding Whisperer – Moms Panelist Doug Ingersoll helps a lucky couple plan their special day at Disney. This Disney dad makes sure every matrimonial moment is filled with magic.

Rustic Fun the Disney Way – Disney mom Dorothy Drakos says “yee haw!” and shows visitors how to have a rootin’ tootin’ good time at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.

Join a Pirate Voyage! – Panelists Marc Lorenzo, Allison Valdes and Suzannah DiMarzio experience the “Wishes” fireworks spectacular and Electrical Water Pageant on the Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage, a pirate-themed nighttime voyage across Seven Seas Lagoon.

Bernie’s Best Budget Tips – Disney dad Bernie gives guests the scoop on stretching those Disney dollars to have a magical vacation without breaking the bank.

Concierge Stays With Chris – Chris Gildea takes a stroll on the luxury side of Walt Disney World Resort and shows the VIP options available when staying at a Disney resort with concierge level accommodations.

These new videos and more are available through the Walt Disney World Moms Panel website, Visitors to the panel will find additional “How-to” videos on a variety of topics from pre-trip packing to in-park pin trading, as well as an extensive library of celebrity travel tips from actress Angela Bassett, Joey Fatone of “Dancing with the Stars,” television personality Joan Lunden, Lisa Whelchel from “The Facts of Life,” Alfonso Ribeiro of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and many others!

Guests can also access a wealth of planning advice from the Walt Disney World Moms Panel in the “Tips & Advice – Walt Disney World” section of The Weather Channel online at
About the Walt Disney World Moms Panel

Entering its fourth year in 2011, 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 and even grandparents who have mastered the art of planning Disney vacations. Guests can pose questions to the panelists, as well as gain access to other valuable park insights and vacation-planning tools for booking a Disney vacation. For more information, visit

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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