Application Dates Announced for 2025 planDisney Panel

The planDisney Panel offers answers to questions for guests who are visiting Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line or Disney Vacation Club. This panel is also made up with guests who are both passionate and knowledgeable about Disney and these destinations. Now, it is time to begin the process of looking for those who will be joining 2025 planDisney Panel. Below is information about this group and how to apply. Applications will be opening on July 8 at 12:00 PM ET (noon) and close at 12:00 PM ET (noon) on July 13, 2024. Check out the specifics here:

Get those ears on, charge those laptops, and get ready to apply for the 2025 planDisney Panel! That’s right, it is time for the planDisney Search to begin, and we can’t wait to hear from guests just like you who would like to apply to be a part of planDisney. 

This year’s search will open at noon ET on Monday, July 8, 2024, and close promptly at noon ET on Saturday, July 13, 2024. Through this process we are looking for guests who enjoy sharing their Disney vacation planning knowledge and excellent tips with others. A master Disney vacation planner if you will. Does this sound like you? If so, then apply to be a 2025 planDisney Panelist and join our adventure. 

What is planDisney? 

That is a great question! planDisney is a diverse group of passionate and knowledgeable guests who share their insights on to help other guests maximize their Disney vacations. Panelists are chosen for their ability to efficiently answer guests’ questions in one of four specialties: Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line or Disney Vacation Club. Specialist panelists even answer questions in four languages: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.  

“For Guests, planDisney is a place to get information and advice from people like them who want to create memories with families and friends at a Disney Destination,” explains planDisney Panelist Jana. “For panelists, it is a rare chance as an adult to meet a new large group of friends. I expected I would meet fabulous people, but what I didn’t expect is just how important they would be in my life. Sharing our experiences, our stories, our love of all things Disney makes answering questions fun; knowing these individuals makes life magical!” 

How do I become a 2025 planDisney panelist? 

The search for new panelists is an application process that consists of three rounds: a series of short answer questions, a brief video submission and a virtual interview. You can begin your application adventure on Monday, July 8 at noon ET. Whether this is your first time applying or your seventeenth, be sure to visit for more information and eligibility requirements. 

What makes a great panelist? 

Another great question and one that could garner many different responses, but at the end of the day, what we are truly searching for are individuals who are determined to share their knowledge, experience, and passion for helping other guests plan the most magical vacations possible.  

“I think one of my favorite parts of being a planDisney panelist has been helping people from all over the world as they plan their next trip to the Disneyland Resort,” said Greg L. “I live a whole state away (in Arizona) from the Happiest Place on Earth so there is some extra planning that comes with having to make the trek to sunny California. However, that’s nothing compared to an international flight from a completely different country! It’s been my absolute pleasure to help our international guests as they navigate a trip to a different country.” 

What is it like to be a panelist? 

Being a member of planDisney is a rewarding experience in that our panelists are able to help other guests plan their Disney dream vacation. It requires dedicated time each week to answer questions and may often involve research on the panelists’ part. Their work is done from home via their own device, and they must meet a weekly quota. 

“One of my favorite aspects of serving as a planDisney panelist is how it has reminded me of why I love Disney destinations so deeply,” explains panelist Lizzie. “The opportunity to hear the experiences of my incredible fellow panelists and discuss our favorite magical memories regularly reminds me that everyone’s vacations to Disney destinations are unique and that there isn’t just one way to make magic. As a panelist, I’ve even been inspired to try new experiences, visit new Disney destinations, and embrace new family traditions in The Most Magical Place on Earth.” 

Does all of this sound like you? If so, we look forward to hearing from you for the 2025 planDisney Search! While you wait for applications to open, we encourage you to study up on what planDisney is all about and what it takes to be a panelist: 

  • Visit the About planDisney page to learn more about the program. 
  • Meet the current panelists on the Meet the Panel page. 
  • Stay tuned to @planDisneypanel on Instagram as the current panelists share what it’s like to be a planDisney panelist and give insights on the Search process. 
  • Check out the special episode of the planDisney Podcast where panelists share their personal application stories and tips for applying. 

Best of luck to all those applying. Just remember to mark your calendar! Search starts noon ET on Monday, July 8, 2024, and closes promptly at noon ET on Saturday, July 13, 2024. And if we could give you one piece of advice…relax and just be yourself! 

planDisney panelists are independent contractors, not Disney cast members, and receive a reward trip to one Disney Destination for themselves and up to three other family members and/or theme park tickets for their participation on planDisney. 

Will you be applying to become a planDisney panelist? What do you think of this program? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!