By Jim Donovan
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Have you planned a summer vacation yet? Well if Orlando is under consideration, this is your lucky day. Tonight on CBS 3 Eyewitness News at 11 Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan discusses some of the best ways to save when planning a trip to Walt Disney World and other Orlando area attractions. He teamed up with experts who know Orlando inside out.
But first, you’ve heard the expression ‘mom knows best’, well Jim introduces you to a Disney Mom that knows best. She’s a member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel, a select group whose knowledge of the Magic Kingdom could probably put even Mary Poppins to shame!
When it comes to visiting Walt Disney World, you could say that Tanya McNally has been there, done that! She says, “I actually stopped counting at around a hundred, but I’ve been coming to Disney World since I was a tiny tot.”
Tanya now shares that wealth of knowledge as part of the Walt Disney World Moms panel, an interactive online forum where Magic Kingdom bound travelers can submit questions as they plan trips to visit Walt Disney World.
Tanya says the questions run the gamut. Like, where’s the best place to see Mickey? Where should I have a character meal? Or what special events are taking place during the week that I’m traveling? She says,
“One of us will answer the question and give them the best possible advice we can.”
The Moms Panel consists of over 40 moms and dads from across the United States and even some from the United Kingdom. Many in fact have specific areas of expertise. According to Tanya, “We have a Walt Disney World cruise mom, we have a Run Disney mom for sports enthusiasts that are interesting in running. And I have a child who has some special needs so I love to answer questions for guests who have special needs children to help their planning and make their vacations extra magical.”
If you’d like to ask a question of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel, CLICK HERE. And remember, tune in tonight for Eyewitness News at 11 for Jim Donovan’s special report on ways to save when visiting Orlando.