Scenes From the 2012 Walt Disney World Moms Panel Fan Meet

2012 walt disney world moms panel fan meet

This past Saturday a few hundred fans joined members from the Walt Disney World Moms Panel for an amazing luncheon at the California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

disney parks moms panel fan luncheon

There was a great turnout for the event (in its 3rd year) which was announced by Mrs Laura Spencer on the Disney Parks Blog.

Fans checked in on the third floor of the Contemporary and chatted up one another.

walt disney world moms panel fan meet 2012 contemporary

Here’s Sarah from Running at Disney with her Moms Panel Fan lanyard.

walt disney world moms panel fan meet 2012 contemporary

Lunch was served at 1pm. All the “fans” headed up to California Grill on the top floor of the Contemporary Resort.

The first stop was inside the Napa Room for a photo op with Chip and Dale.

walt disney world moms panel fan meet

Jeff Alan “The Balloon Master” was on hand sculpting balloon animals for the kids.

Jeff Alan "The Balloon Master" disney moms panel fan meet

Then guests slowly filtered in to the main dining area for a beautiful buffet spread. The cauliflower soup was to-die-for, although I think the standout on the buffet were these Mom’s Panel Fan Cupcakes (strawberry with lemon curd filling and strawberry frosting)

disney moms panel fan cupcakes

disney moms panel fan meet

Hey…there’s Rick Howard from Travel with Rick!

This event was a chance for the Mom’s Panelists to meet face to face with some of the families and fans that they have given Disney vacation advice to.  Each and every panelist made the rounds throughout the restaurant mingling and talking with guests while we noshed on amazing food from the California Grill chefs.

disney moms panel fan meet luncheon

We were encouraged to take photos with some of our favorite panelists. I have a soft spot for Mom’s Panelist Deborah B. She’s ELECTRIC!

disney moms panelist deborah b amanda tinney

Here’s a former panelist you may recognize…Suzannah D. dining with guests.

disney moms panel fan meet

disney moms panel fan meet

…and the “Pink Princess” herself, Mrs. Laura Spencer…

disney moms panel fan meet luncheon laura spencer

What a fantastic event!  If you or anyone you know is planning a vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort and have questions related to any aspect of your trip visit and chat with the Walt Disney World Mom’s Panel at disneyworldforum.disney.go.com