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Lewisburg, PA, Mom Helps Turn Disney Vacations Into Reality

Jan 09, 2018 04:44PM ● By Erica Shames
Just in time for a busy vacation planning season, Ashley Papson of Lewisburg, PA., has been honored a spot on the esteemed Disney Parks Moms Panel. Joining a class of 11 new panelists, Papson was carefully selected from thousands of applicants to provide honest and relatable vacation tips. She, along with her fellow panelists are committed to making the planning process easier by offering personalized guidance to help turn dream Disney vacations into a reality.

The Disney Parks Moms Panel is an online resource for individuals thinking about planning a Disney vacation at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line or with Disney Vacation Club. The panelists leverage their vast experiences from their own Disney vacations to provide authentic answers to guests seeking advice – whether for an entire family vacation or for guests traveling without kids.

"Serving on the Disney Parks Moms Panel as a specialist for the Walt Disney World Resort is a dream come true! I am thrilled to be working with fellow panelists who have a wealth of Disney Parks knowledge and experience to share with guests visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel website," said Papson. "I have visited the Walt Disney World Resort during every phase of my life, and I love sharing tips and advice with friends and family who are planning magical vacations of their own.”

Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, Papson’s childhood was filled with Disney magic. The books, films, soundtracks, and frequent trips to Walt Disney World Resort helped shape who she is and taught her to believe in dreams come true and happy endings. When she isn’t helping Disney fans plan their dream vacation experience, Papson is a second grade teacher who likes spending her spare time with her family, including her two sons, daughter and husband. You can find the Papson family on the soccer field, at church, spending time their friends and family, or cheering for Philadelphia sports teams.

The 11 new panelists join an impressive roster of 29 alumni moms, dads, and grandparents answering questions at With all their experiences combined, the 40 Disney Parks Moms Panelists:

Have taken 1,250 Disney Vacations – that’s 77,394 hours of Disney Parks experience or 2,204 rides on “it’s a small world”
Know how to travel with kids, with more than 80 kids between them
Can answer guest questions in four languages: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese
Are real moms, dads, grandparents and “in the know” family members

Whether the guest is a military spouse, stay-at-home parent, busy working mom, juggling food allergies or even an adult without kids, the Disney Parks Moms Panel is a reliable resource for those in need of genuine and friendly advice from someone who has experienced it first-hand. 

Guests can visit on a computer or mobile device to access more than 220,000 available questions and answers from seasoned Disney vacationers. Guests can save favorite answers to reference later or ask a new question to receive a personalized response from a knowledgeable member of the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

About the Disney Parks Moms Panel

The Disney Parks Moms Panel is an online forum where guests can get personalized tips and insights on Disney vacations from real moms, dads, and grandparents who have mastered the art of planning Disney vacations. Guests can pose questions to the panelists in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, as well as gain access to other vacation-planning tools. Featuring just 12 members during its inaugural year in 2008, the panel now boasts approximately 40 park-savvy active panelists as a result of the popularity of the site and the ever-growing number of questions submitted by curious Guests. For more information and to meet the panelists, visit

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