Disney Photo Fun Friday – Tower of Terror from Rock ‘n Roller Coaster

Fellow Panelist Marc Lorenzo is an amazingly talented photographer. He has a gift for capturing the Disney magic and his photos always speak a thousand words.

TOT from Rockin Rollercoaster HDR

 

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Disney Photo Fun Friday – Morocco Bazaar Store

Fellow Panelist Marc Lorenzo is an amazingly talented photographer. He has a gift for capturing the Disney magic and his photos always speak a thousand words.

Morocco Bazzar Storer

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Disney Photo Fun Friday – Boardwalk Front Entrance

Fellow Panelist Marc Lorenzo is an amazingly talented photographer. He has a gift for capturing the Disney magic and his photos always speak a thousand words.

Boardwalk Front Entrance

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Thoughtful Thursday – Just Do It!

Sharing simple motivational quotes that have touched me in some way.

“If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If it’s not, you will find an excuse.”

Unknown

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Disney Photo Fun Friday – Be Our Guest Restaurant Front Entrance

Fellow Panelist Marc Lorenzo is an amazingly talented photographer. He has a gift for capturing the Disney magic and his photos always speak a thousand words.

Be Our Guest Restaurant Front Entrance HDR

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Thoughtful Thursday – Optimism

Sharing simple motivational quotes that have touched me in some way.

“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.”

—Mary Lou Retton

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Disney Moms Panel Monday – New Year, New Name, New Logo

If you stopped by disneyworldmom.com today, you may have noticed something NEW…

wdw_mp_logo new

That’s right, our name has changed from the Walt Disney World Moms Panel to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

Keep an eye out for exciting information soon from Disney!!

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Disney Photo Fun Friday – Christmas Dapper Dans

Fellow Panelist Marc Lorenzo is an amazingly talented photographer. He has a gift for capturing the Disney magic and his photos always speak a thousand words.

Christmas Daper Dans (1)

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Thoughtful Thursday – Enthusiasm

Sharing simple motivational quotes that have touched me in some way.

“Enthusiasm is that kindling spark which marks the difference between the leaders in every activity and the laggards who put in just enough to get by.”
– Unknown

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Disney Moms Panel Monday – Anticipation

Last year at this time, I was getting ready to “sit on the bench” for a year. It was my turn to take a hiatus from answering questions on the Walt Disney World Moms Panel. I recall clearly what a bittersweet time it was for me. I had poured my heart and soul into answering questions for 24 straight months and I wasn’t ready to “take a breather”. I sat down and wrote this article, appropriately titled “Reflections” as I looked back on memories from 2010 and 2011:

http://www.memorymakermom.com/2012/01/02/disney-moms-panel-monday-reflections/

My children are all athletes. There have been times through the years that they have had to “sit on the bench”, even though they wanted to keep playing. It gave others a chance to shine and to share in the action. They didn’t know it at the time, but it was the best thing for them. That’s how this past year has been for me. Little did I know that 2012 would be an incredibly draining year for me emotionally, with challenges and hurdles in nearly every aspect of my life. Not “officially” answering questions freed up my time for other responsibilities. Ever present thoughout those struggles were my fellow Moms Panel Family Members. They reaffirmed what I already knew: whether you are “taking a breather” on the bench during your hiatus or in the trenches spreading Pixie Dust every day…once a Moms Panelist, always a Moms Panelist. Family ties run deep. I hope my fellow Panelists who are getting ready to “sit on the bench” starting tomorrow will find comfort in that. Time flies and with a little bit of Pixie Dust and luck, you’ll be back in action for 2014.

It is with unbridaled passion and enthusiasm that I am getting ready to “get back in the game” tomorrow. I’ll be actively answering quesitons again for 2013 and I could.not.be happier! In fact, quite a few of my fellow 2010 Moms and Dads will be coming back including several of these dear friends…

From left: Maria, Chris, Kathie, me, Allison, Marc, Amanda A and Bernie

In addition to a lot of returning Alumni Panelists, we’re getting ready to officially welcome the newest Members of our Moms Panel Family. Be sure to keep an eye on DisneyWorldMoms.com in January to meet them! There are some exciting changes in store for the Panel and you won’t want to miss out on the news!

My weekly Disney Moms Panel Monday will be returning in the New Year as well! I still have 43 more Panelists to introduce to you, and with my hiatus coming to a close I’m gearing up for a busy year!

As always if you are planning a Disney Parks vacation, be sure to stop by the Moms Panel , my friends and I would love to help you plan a magical trip!

Happy, Happy New Year!!

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