planDisney Site Crashes, Troubles Hopeful Applicants

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The planDisney panel applications opened today, but many hopeful applicants found difficulty even seeing the application! Just as 12 noon arrived, the website crashed as eager hopeful panelists logged on to view the application questions and form. It took several hours for the site to allow even a trickle of users in!

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planDisney Site Troubles Hopeful Applicants

Disney’s website for planDisney applications for the 2022-year opened on September 9, 2021, and will remain open until September 14, 2021. The website refused to load for a while, seemingly due to the large number of applicants flooding Disney’s IT servers.

As more and more applicants have been able to view the application questions, the loading of the website has become more widespread. We’re considering that since planDisney applications did not open last year due to the complications of Park closures, it’s possible that nearly twice the average number of hopeful applicants could be interested in applying for the panel.

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Credit: Disney Parks Moms Panel, now the planDisney Panel

From Disney, about this year’s application process:

We’re searching for a diverse group of Guests who’ve “been there,” and are excited to share their vacation tips, heartfelt advice and real stories for getting the most out of a Disney vacation, whether it be a trip to Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort, sailing the high seas with Disney Cruise Line or using your Disney Vacation Club membership to travel to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.

The application is a three-stage process: a series of short-answer questions, a brief video submission and a phone interview. The 2022 planDisney Panelists will be selected in November and announced in January. Applicants selected must be available to attend a training session at Walt Disney World Resort in mid-December 2021.

Before you apply, we encourage you to study up on what planDisney is all about and what it takes to be a panelist!

In fact, if you’d like to review a real panelist’s experience with the application process, look no further than our post, How I Was Selected for the planDisney Panel! You might get a little courage to apply yourself, sharing your passion, love for the Disney Parks, and planning for your family and friends!

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If you are interested in joining the planDisney panel, previously known as the Disney Parks Moms Panel, we encourage you to share your passion directly at And if you’re looking to visit the Disney Parks to enhance your eligibility as a 2022 or 2023 planDisney panelist, visit the travel professionals at Academy Travel! Alongside the wealth of theme park knowledge that is the panel, they can help you plan the Disney vacation that explores the unknown and gives you new experiences!

Are you applying for the planDisney panel? Leave us a comment below!

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