7038.5 #9 (DL Qual #3

May 19, 2011 1:54 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
WALT"S Apartment Tour~ So yesterday afternoon, I took a tour of Walt Disney's Apartment on Main Street USA. For those who don't know, Walt had this apartment built on top of the Main Street Firehouse so he could stay in the park while it was being built in 1955. It was the perfect setting in Town Square at the moment. A school marching band had just marched down Main Street and soon after, the Dapper Dans came out to help with the Flag Retreat. Walt always loved live entertainment in the park. We then met our own Plaid CM that gave us the tour in front of the firehouse. He told us that this tour is one of the most exclusive tours of the whole Walt Disney Company and the apartment is a "living and breathing museum". He then lead us backstage to the entry way. Since the jungle of the Jungle Cruise is so close, he said that Walt's grandkids would often sneak through the trees and would scare guests on the Jungle Cruise, and ran back into the apartment without getting caught :). So then we entered the apartment. When I entered, I could feel the happy presence of a man who's dream came true. With a small entry way, the apartment was very simple, just how Walt and Lillian liked it. I'm guessing the apartment was only about 300 square feet, consisting of a living room, one bathroom and an outdoor patio that had a view of Main Street. There was also a very small kitchen, which only had a small grill, a small refrigerator, and only a few plates and cups, just enough for a small gathering. The carpet was a deep red with a floral pattern and the ceilings were fully furnished with crown moulding. On the walls were many pictures of Walt, Lillian, their parents, and their children. There was also a picture of Walt standing in Town Square, getting ready for his Opening Day speech for the grand opening of Disneyland. Our plaid told us that we were allowed to sit anywhere while he talked to us, so I sat on what looked like a couch. Our plaid then told us that the couches would fold out to a bed, sorta like a futon. It happened to be that I was sitting on Walt's bed! Our plaid then told us about some of the things the Disneys had in the apartment, such as a phone, a phonograph and a music box. We then took a short view inside the bathroom and the view from the patio. He then told us about some fun stories Walt and his family would do during the park hours and after closing. We also talked about how Walt loved music and innovation, always wanting to have the latest and upcoming technology. But the focal point of the whole apartment was this simple lamp next to the window. This lamp stays on 24/7/365 to remind guests and CMs that Walt's presence is still with us at all times, while we enjoy what was his dream. Although I only spent about 20 minutes in Walt Disney's Apartment on Main Street, I will remember this experience forever.

Fantastic story. Thank you very much for sharing with us. - proudcanuck  478.6 #413 1:56PM
Wow, truly amazing I got chills reading this! Thank you so much for sharing! - Knik  456.6 #443 1:58PM
That's a great story. Thanks for sharing BBM one of these days I want to go on a tour. - GrimGrinningGhost  275.1 #1042 1:59PM
A great account of Walt's apartment! - sharkbait  423.3 #476 1:59PM
awesome! nice seeing you yesterday - toph  2416.6 #50 2:00PM
BBM , you are truly awesome for sharing!!! Of course this is probably the most coveted thing to do in Disney and you sharing it with us is awesome! So, is it untrue that they turn the lamp off when walts family visits the park? I heard this rumor? - Zipitydoodahdad  270.0 #1092 2:00PM
So cool! Thanks for sharing this with us. - fletch  110.9 #3312 2:00PM
Wow! I am so glad you got to experience that! Thank You for sharing! I was wondering how that went! :0) - iyuzMickey  512.3 #382 2:01PM
Wow that's amazing, awesome u enjoyed ur tour. Thanks for such amazing details about the whole apartment. - Izzy  27.9 #5755 2:01PM
Thanks for sharing! - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1175.3 #135 2:02PM
Amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!!! You are so blessed to have been able to have this once in a lifetime experience!!! - Katrayher  764.5 #223 2:03PM
Gives me chills! Thank you so much for sharing! - disneykimmi  117.0 #3187 2:03PM
Wow that is so awesome that you got to experience this! Thanks for sharing!! - iheartDumbo  24.3 #6159 2:03PM
sounds like an amazing time!! thanks for sharing the experience :D - tiggertailgrl  236.2 #1445 2:03PM
Thanks BBMcm. That is cool. Thanks for sharing! - WeLoveDisneyland  462.2 #435 2:03PM
What a great experience! You are very lucky! - SoThisIsLove  96.6 #3532 2:05PM
So glad that you had the opportunity to view this! And thank you for sharing with so amny people that will likely never be presented with the same! - weaver941  403.9 #514 2:05PM
Thanks soo much for sharing this with us!  - kyoto_sparkle  150.2 #2621 2:06PM
Wow that is so awesome, thankbu for sharing and like jealous ubsat on walts bed haha - TinkTinkTink  208.6 #39 2:06PM
That's so cool! What a great experience for you. Thanks for the detailed account. I can just imagine what it was like now! - Mimmy  1442.3 #105 2:06PM
Wow thank you for sharing your amazing experience with us! - ERICKA  491.5 #400 2:07PM
Thankyou so much for sharing!!! Ive always wanted to see what the inside looked like!!! It must have been such a great great experience!! Thanks thanks!!! - gfylvr  33.1 #5324 2:07PM
So happy for you to get to experience this! If anyone deserves to have a special Disneyland experience, it's you! :) Thanks for the detailed post, I feel like I was there! - MinnieYooHoo  219.3 #1673 2:09PM
That's great BBM! Thanks for the report. You are lucky to have toured Walt's apartment. - SergZak  3125.8 #39 2:10PM
That is a nice story! ! You are so lucky - mjmommy  1.3 #62913 2:10PM
Did you receive a pin? - TiffyMarie  301.2 #845 2:10PM
No pin :( - BaseballMickey_CM  7038.5 #9 2:15PM
Wow, what an amazing opportunity! Thanks for sharing :) - tikiwren  173.2 #2273 2:18PM
That's odd, I've heard after the tour, guests receive a pin of the famous lamp... Sucks! - TiffyMarie  301.2 #845 2:18PM
Thank you SO much for sharing! I would have been crying. Lol. - disney42dude(CM)  522.2 #371 2:21PM
Awesome!! What an amazing experience!! - SaraLuvsMickey  30.5 #5537 2:21PM
Amazing! Thanks for posting! I love it how his kids scared guests on the jungle cruise! - DonaldMissingPants  302.8 #835 2:22PM
Awww I am so glad you got to go on the tour! That is amazing and thanks for sharing your experience with us!  - Domolover  283.4 #959 2:26PM
Awesome!!!! You are so Very lucky to take a tour of Mr. Disney's apartment!!!! Thank you for sharing your experience with us!!!! - ghostmom28  63.4 #4144 2:27PM
Thank you for sharing your experience. - Jewelz  541.1 #354 2:29PM
Thanks for the recap. It was very cool. - chrisjrTCB  55.8 #4339 2:30PM
Thanks for sharing BBM, that experience is priceless, you'll remember it forever. - offroadmickey  100.2 #3480 2:32PM
Thanks for sharing, awesome info - JimW  1074.1 #160 2:37PM
Thanks for sharing your experiences BBM - irmouse  242.7 #1376 2:38PM
You are so lucky! The porch over main street sounds the best, the people watching would have been fantastic! - timonT  328.2 #20 2:40PM
Thanks BBM - mike714  338.1 #663 2:41PM
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing experience. It made me cry :'( - cinderellasmommy  133.0 #2897 2:42PM
Wow thanks for sharing!! :D - disneygirl19  122.3 #3072 2:44PM
BBM I have to know, how did you get to do this? I would LOVE to take a tour of Mr. Disney's apartment!!!! - DSMonson_CM  320.0 #741 2:44PM
BBM!! So awesome! The carpet in the Lilly Belle is leftover original carpet from Walts Apartment :) - michelledork  696.2 #254 2:45PM
Now THAT is a Disneyland memory! :) - Darlingwendi  1193.2 #132 2:45PM
Thank you for sharing the wonderful story - Tealtownfan  1015.5 #168 2:47PM
Hey BBM, How blessed are you?! Thank you for sharing your experience with us all. I think I would have been overcome by it all. - alankeno  57.8 #4282 2:48PM
Awesome - daniellesoto  5.5 #15893 2:49PM
That was a great story, thanks for sharing. - TRDeb  7.8 #11883 2:50PM
That is such an amazing story. I got goose bumps. You are so lucky to have experienced this - OneRareRose  141.4 #2774 2:51PM
That's a really awesome tour! Thanks for sharing. - TamiPoppins  40.6 #4900 2:52PM
Did you get a Walt's lamp pin? Txt me. - GoofyJoe  1906.6 #75 2:53PM
@DSM It was a perk of being the college program. I got lucky it was free! - BaseballMickey_CM  7038.5 #9 2:54PM
Wow how lucky!! - sallee  6.4 #13974 2:56PM
Gives you a whole new apperaction for Walt! I love that bright red now. - GoofyJoe  1906.6 #75 3:02PM
Thank you so much for sharing this with us!! I doubt I will ever be fortunate enough to take that tour so I am so glad to hear about it from someone who was really there! What a great man Walt was and I pray he will continue to live on through many future generations! - AKMouse  472.9 #421 3:03PM
That is so cool! I may be adding this to the list... That just sounds really cool. Great way to tell the story too! - Sassie_Cass  161.0 #2466 3:03PM
I am in awe! You know, if I ever got to do something like that, I would never be able to write it down and share it with people like you have done! Great job, and thank you. It gave me goosebumps  - TandAlly  213.5 #1748 3:03PM
Thank you so much for sharing! - DisneyVillainLover  258.4 #1201 3:05PM
Thanks for sharing BBM CM. What a great experience. - MikeyMouse  105.1 #3405 3:05PM
Wow! Thank you for sharing your amazing experience!   - Ericksenator  376.8 #561 3:07PM
Cool story. Makes me smile. Thanks for sharing - PartOfYourWorld  74.5 #3896 3:07PM
Great update bbm, I'm gonna youtube walts apt right now =) - CptKirk  766.3 #222 3:08PM
That is an awsome story, thanks for sharing it. - SteamboatWilly  6.5 #13793 3:10PM
that was such a detailed story. almost felt like I was there :) - mochamistie  273.2 #1068 3:13PM
@BBMCM - I heard the lamp stays on accept when a member of his family is in the park?? - MMDiver  276.3 #1022 3:16PM
Wow is all I can really say it's just an amazing story it made me  - oldskoomouse  6.0 #14835 3:17PM
@MM They didn't talk about that exception, but they said they keep it on all the time. But, I've heard about that too. - BaseballMickey_CM  7038.5 #9 3:18PM
Thx for sharing. What an awesome experience to have.  - jjdq  338.0 #664 4:21PM
Wow! Awesome. I felt like I was there too. You should write for a living.  - disneypal1  197.1 #1944 4:29PM
Thank you so much for sharing! That was awesome! - SupremeLeader  395.4 #532 4:31PM
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! - dizluvr  328.4 #700 4:43PM
Great story and thx for sharing it with all of us. - beastfearn  130.6 #2938 4:45PM
Very cool, thanks so much for sharing. - Candace752  171.9 #2293 4:51PM
Sounds amazing...thanks for sharing with us... Is this also available to everyone? - Rubyl335  7.9 #11829 4:55PM
I am so happy for you! Brought tears to my eyes!!!!!! Thank you for sharing! - peacelovemickey  350.6 #621 4:59PM
Thanks for sharing! That is too cool!!! - TinkerBritt84  24.8 #6081 4:59PM
Awesome detail and great story! Thank you so much for sharing!! - Mouse92im  256.0 #1225 5:02PM
Thanks for the glimpse! - Bunnie  466.8 #430 5:03PM
What a great opportunity! Thank you for sharing in such detail. I've seen pictures, so with your description I could put those pictures into a context. How lucky that you got to see his apartment! You should share with us some of the stories you were told about what Walt and his family did after hours, unless its a secret:) Again, thanks for sharing! - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #178 5:06PM
So awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!!! - jamesLA  76.6 #3862 5:09PM
That's so awesome! I'm guessing no photos allowed? - modestmike  2.2 #57739 5:11PM
Thanks for sharing!! Awesome!! - Pluto\'s Pal  53.0 #4421 5:14PM
@mike yes, photos were not allowed. They were very, very strict about that - BaseballMickey_CM  7038.5 #9 5:52PM
@BBM.. Great, thanks for answering.. I've hear that several different times but great details.. - MMDiver  276.3 #1022 6:05PM
It sounds like it was an incredible tour. I'm so glad everything worked out with your schedule. - WhatHappensInDisneyland  2201.9 #60 6:05PM
How awsome I would love to take that tour!! Thank you so much for sharing. I know I wouldve probably cried. - thumpur  278.8 #996 6:10PM
Love this. Thanks for sharing. - HiddenMickeys  220.1 #1661 6:12PM
I heard you get a lamplighter pin for this tour? Also what is required to go on this tour? - CaptnSparrow  667.7 #276 6:15PM
Wow thanks for giving the details. Love it! - CantWait  1111.1 #151 6:16PM
Thank you so much for sharing your story and experience. I really enjoyed reading about it. What a wonderful memory to cherish! - MoonWillow  381.1 #549 6:18PM
Thank you for sharing! What a great experience! - Happyhaunt de-vil  236.1 #1448 6:19PM
Thanks for sharing CM. I'd love to someday be afforded the same opportunity. - ToneLoc  457.1 #441 6:20PM
Thanks. - MXPrincess399  739.3 #233 6:24PM
What a great, well told story. Thank u!!!! - fireflymom  60.4 #4227 6:26PM
I must agree, you are a wonderful storyteller. I got all choked up when I read the post to my family. Thank you! - SueBayou  2019.6 #68 6:27PM
Wow! Great story! - SofiMouse  5.8 #15266 6:28PM
Thank you for sharing your wonderful story! - vegasbrat  420.4 #487 6:31PM
That is so fantastic. Not only was that experience wonderful for you but for us as well for your fantastic story telling. I hope one day to meet you. Truly you are wonderful and thank you very much for everything you do - Sasha513  286.6 #937 6:38PM
Wow. Thanks for posting all those details What an awesome experience for you! - Dizkid  365.8 #580 6:42PM
I get tears thinking of Walt and wishing he was still around to see what his dream has become and how much it means to so many of us, thank you for the details, wonderful memory for you - dizzylandjunky  224.9 #1598 6:48PM
Amazing story. Would love to see it someday. Thank you for sharing. It brought a happy tear to my eye. - NascarDave  308.1 #805 7:01PM
Omg that is incredible! What a memory - ashy_mouse_leyyyy  163.9 #2427 7:08PM
Great story! - CM_KittyPrincess23  268.6 #1110 7:10PM
Kevin, that is a moment that you will never forget and always cherish! Thank you so much for sharing it. - wg4ever  307.8 #809 7:10PM
Thanks for sharing, you painted us a beautiful picture with your words - wonderlandgirl  340.0 #657 7:14PM
Thank you for sharing your once-in-a-lifetime experience with us!! You are so very lucky for being able to go in there :) - DaisyBell  674.7 #268 7:17PM
Thank for a lovely story. - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1035.7 #165 7:19PM
I wanna take that tour! - MsPiggy  5.9 #14968 7:28PM
Thanks BBM for sharing this awesome experience!! - JenInWonderland  1025.8 #166 7:36PM
Cool thanks for sharing I would love to take that tour someday!!! - loslakers24  12.8 #8673 7:39PM
Great story & a wonderful memory. Thank you. I felt I was on the tour with you. - VeloMouseGirl  549.8 #347 7:39PM
That's awesome! Thank you for sharing this with us. I hope to take that tour one day. - luvdisney1978  46.9 #4640 7:40PM
Thank you for sharing your experience. Well done. You gave me goose bumbs, we got to see a little bit of Walt and his family through you!!! - Boundin  610.4 #308 7:41PM
Thank you fro sharing!! - Melli_mo  448.8 #453 7:43PM
Thanks for taking the time to share your incredible experience with the rest of us! - ZipadeeMickey  284.0 #953 7:44PM
I just keep reading this over and over again. How cool! - Katrayher  764.5 #223 7:46PM
Such an amazing story. Thanks for sharing it with us!  - Queenof2princesses  259.6 #1192 7:52PM
You are SO lucky to have had the honor of experiencing that, and WE are fortunate that you were able to share in such detail with us. Thank you!! - TinkPen  432.7 #466 7:59PM
That's so awesome BBM CM it was cool meeting you wish we could have talked longer!!! - Rob512  756.3 #225 8:01PM
@rob I wish we could've too! There's always next time - BaseballMickey_CM  7038.5 #9 8:02PM
Thanks for sharing! - VillainsFan  1218.5 #127 8:05PM
What an amazing experience! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us! - NikkiMickey  1685.7 #87 8:10PM
Thank u for sharing your experience with us. What an amazing tour - acesdisneygirl  146.1 #2691 8:13PM
What an amazing story, thanks so much!! - MinnieMousewife  884.0 #185 8:38PM
Thanks for sharing this wonderful story! - Disneymother  225.3 #1591 8:43PM
Thank you for that! - KCDLBOUND  15.3 #7844 9:15PM
Wow that is nice. Thank you - piratemom  467.0 #429 9:46PM
Thanks for sharing!! I feel like I was there too! you did great giving details of ur experience - Briana  241.0 #1397 9:54PM
Very cool..! Thanks for sharing!! - handydaddy  25.4 #6005 10:00PM
I thought I posted earlier but cannot find it. Your such a good writer. Thank you for sharing your tour experience, sounds like an awesome tour. - Plumiegirl  8970.9 #4 10:01PM
Thank you so much for posting your experience on the tour. It made me smile to hear all the details. You just experienced the chance of a lifetime! - MelB  108.5 #3355 10:05PM
Thank you so much for this. It made my day  - Dizzie  185.0 #2103 10:05PM
Thank you so much for sharing! What a wonderful experience for you. Your descriptions made me feel as if I was in the apartment along with you - disneychick  235.8 #1455 10:06PM
Thanks So Much for sharing this wonderful story. I have to admit, I did tear up ! - PartyMousterAIR  132.4 #2907 10:07PM
Lucky! Thank you for sharing! - WishingUponAStar  133.2 #2894 10:08PM
Thank you for sharing! - NingyMouse  378.4 #556 10:09PM
Wow thank you for such a great description!! I haven't read the other posts so I'm sorry if I'm repeating sonething, but is it true that the carpet is the same as in the Lillie Belle? - Disneykidds_HaveWeMet  181.9 #2148 10:09PM
Wow, thanks for sharing. - CherryTreeLane  460.4 #438 10:12PM
Thank you for sharing your story! Awesome!! - Pluto\'s Pal  53.0 #4421 10:14PM
That's so awesome that you got to experience that coveted tour! Thank you so much for sharing it in detail with us. - DisneyPhotoFan  920.2 #180 10:20PM
Thanks for sharing such a great story. It gave me goosebumps! - angryduck  109.0 #3345 10:21PM
You're welcome everyone! This has probably been one of my favorite posts on MW in a while. I'll be previewing the LM attraction on Sunday and hopefully I'll write a review just like this. - BaseballMickey_CM  7038.5 #9 10:29PM
Lucky BBM! i'll be waiting for your review! no spoilers please! ;) - DonaldMissingPants  302.8 #835 10:31PM
I'm jealous, glad you had a good time. - michelIe  422.1 #482 10:32PM
What an amazing story! Thank you so much for sharing! - MatterhornYeti  196.0 #1966 10:33PM
While on shift one time in fantasyland. I was called by a manager to get out of rotation and go to that apartment. when I walked in there was Bob Iger. A few other cast were there also and we all had a chat about the roll we all played in working in the park and how we were living walt's dream. I will never forget that day. - mexman  12.9 #8625 1:37AM
A tad bit jealous right now.... But happy for you non the less! Thanks for sharing! - element  70.2 #3991 1:38AM
Thanks for sharing! What an awesome oppourtunity! - SillySwings  471.0 #426 1:40AM
So made me smile reading this!!!! - RoyannaF  377.0 #559 1:41AM
Did you miss your final for this? If so, it might just be worth it  - Elaine  411.4 #499 1:55AM
Beautifully written!Thank you for sharing.  - Stripey  280.9 #978 2:05AM
So cool Thank you BBM for sharing this with us. - JediStitch  429.7 #467 2:29AM
Great story! - CrashIntoMe  53.4 #4411 3:50AM
Thank you for sharing! - RadioMaverick  1121.5 #146 4:07AM
Love your story. Thank you. - dcaprio  66.5 #4081 4:28AM
Thanks for sharing BBM! You really painted a good mind picture for me! - DizGeek  453.6 #447 5:22AM
Wow! Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing. - lue514  11.0 #9492 6:55AM
Thank you sharing - sickboy  531.5 #366 7:04AM
Wow!! Thanks for sharing your experience with us!! You're awesome!!  - babydoll  5.7 #15465 7:36AM
Amazing! Great story, and I'm so glad you had that experience. - Missshelly  698.3 #249 7:42AM
Great read, thanks for sharing. I felt like I was actually there. - Sunny  782.0 #215 8:03AM
Best story I have ever heard. Thanks for sharing the history. - goofy562  6.4 #14003 8:07AM
what an amazing once in a ifetime experiance! How cool is it that you actually got to sit in the room not just glance in :) - MsFluffyPants  20.7 #6671 8:20AM
- BaseballMickey_CM  7038.5 #9 1:41PM
What a great story! I got a little teary eyed by the end  I'd give anything to go inside just for a few minutes - jazzydarling  39.3 #4952 1:48PM
******Thanks for sharing! Great story - MadameLeota  2833.1 #41 1:50PM
 some quality content - BaseballMickey_CM  7038.5 #9 7:49PM
Wow!! Amazing!! - makoto84  236.7 #1442 7:52PM
Sounds amazing.... thank u for sharing...:-) - disneymomma1  325.8 #714 7:55PM
Great story! - MonorailLover1959  685.4 #260 7:56PM
Wow. Thank you so much for sharing what Im sure was a mind blowing experience. You truly brought us in. - Evilstitch  338.5 #662 7:56PM
Absolutely wonderful to read! I'm so happy you had that experience!!! - MarshaMouse  4389.8 #25 7:56PM
BBmickey you are one great story teller!! Maybe one day you'll be that plaid giving the tour and we'll listen to you give this same story!! Just amazing!!  - 1lvdsny  61.9 #4183 7:57PM
Thank you for sharing that. - letsgo2D  4.6 #18765 8:00PM
Wonderful experience! Yes, although it was only a few moments, you will carry it in your heart for a lifetime. Thanks for giving us a peek... - DisneyDawn  419.2 #488 8:00PM
Awesome story, thanks for sharing. - MrMike  418.6 #489 8:02PM
Thank you sooooo much for sharing, this is my ultimate dream! And thanks to you I feel like I was there °O° - Disneylove21  44.6 #4712 8:03PM
Chills! Amazing story. - thinktink22  8.3 #11344 8:09PM
Wow, thanks for sharing that story with us :) - Pintraderswife  468.3 #427 8:14PM
What an awesome story Thankyou for sharing I would love to see Walt's apartment!! - Lovemyprincess  3.5 #27336 8:15PM
Oh wow that's amazing! I hope I have that same experience some day! - IDVandalSkipperCM  2358.8 #53 8:16PM
What an amazing experience. Thanks for sharing and bumping!! - WannaBeAtDisneyland  250.2 #1275 8:16PM
That is such a great story!! It must have been a great experience! - pumba52  4.5 #19239 8:19PM
This is such a great story - princessVanessa  384.3 #546 8:23PM
Thank you for sharing. Walt would be so proud to know his magic still has such an impact. There are so many MWers spreading the love in his honor. I think he would definitely approve. :))) - TinkKim  189.4 #2044 8:31PM
Wow I want to take tour. How much was it? - nappingbeauty  272.9 #1070 8:46PM
amazing - sassesarah4u  131.2 #2928 9:03PM
Chills!! That is fantastic. What an incredible experience :) - Dizhearthm  14.8 #7977 9:06PM
I need to get a job there it might even be less stressful than probation - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  697.4 #252 9:17PM
I would love to work at Disneyland. Thank you for sharing. - ILoveDL  60.6 #4224 10:54PM
wow! very well put! thank you so much for sharing such an awesome experience! how exciting you got to do that!! - melynamarie  40.6 #4901 11:14PM
I was lucky enough to have visited the apartment in 2000 as part of a Disney Store Manager conference. A total "chicken skin" moment. It was all just as you described only when we were there the shower was filled with 12-packs of soda! We asked the Plaid about it and he laughed - there was going to be a VIP meet-up later that evening and there wasn't any other place to store the drinks! - msdizmaui  644.2 #288 11:21PM
all I can say is... wow! and thank you for sharing! - SammyJo  348.7 #628 11:47PM
That is a very touching story, just melts my heart, thanks for sharing - Leopardpixie  249.1 #1287 11:56PM
Thanks so much for shaing your amazing experience in such detail! .:) - melissa_ficent  318.6 #748 12:01AM
bump for today - BaseballMickey_CM  7038.5 #9 11:38AM
Thanks for the story! - charmmoore  217.9 #1694 11:41AM
Thanks for all the details!! I imagined it as if I were taking the tour. How can I actually sign up for one though? - Kimantha  188.4 #2061 11:43AM
Wow. That was a great experience. Thank you for telling the story. I love learning all these new Disney facts and history that you all share everyday! - Sharkgrrl19  245.0 #1341 11:43AM
I appreciate the time you took to share that. 👍 - Duchess_SMK  6040.9 #15 11:44AM
Wow!! Thanks for sharing that :) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5399.2 #17 11:45AM
Thank you so much for sharing - MikaDreamsEverythingDisney  249.1 #1289 11:46AM
I'm hoping someone can legitimately confirm our deny this: I've heard the light gets turned off when his children are in the park out of respect for their loss. Truth or urban legend? - mandigutterrose  156.5 #2529 11:56AM
I've heard that too!! Me and Groove2Trance always check when we go but it's always on. - Kimantha  188.4 #2061 12:04PM
That is true. can't really see it now with the tree there, but its there. - BaseballMickey_CM  7038.5 #9 1:03PM
I've heard that too!! Me and Groove2Trance always check when we go but it's always on. - Kimantha  188.4 #2061 12:04PM
Thank you  for the vivid imagery. I got goosebumps while reading this. Everytime i go to the park i always have to look at his apartment when i pass. i always feel such a special feeling when i look up at it
- NeverlandTink  423.1 #477 12:08PM
That is true. can't really see it now with the tree there, but its there. - BaseballMickey_CM  7038.5 #9 1:03PM

Here is the Overall Quality Top 10 real-time list. Follow these MouseWaiters for great content:

1. CobbPR
6676

2. uscdisneyteacher
5879

3. BaseballMickey_CM
5430

4. Dave
5221

5. Duchess_SMK
4948

6. Stitch_Legacy
4712

7. Plumiegirl
4628

8. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
4246

9. ElSuperRaton
4197

10. pikarich
3709



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  2833.1 #41 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  2833.1 #41 2:34PM

La Brea Bakery is the Official Restaurant of MouseWait! Thank you for supporting our partners. Join us Tuesdays 8pm at La Brea for Sticker Night. La Brea offers MouseWaiters a 15% discount during official MouseWait Meetups (Sticker Nights every Tuesday night, and other meetups that we announce in the Lounge).

Yay! Thanks for joining this awesome community! - simba77  317.1 #756 10:04PM
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Can't make it but wanted to use my sticker! - Poisen_Ivy  275.2 #1038 12:09AM

Read Episode One of Deadliest Cast Member FREE on Amazon and iTunes!

I downloaded this before a very long road trip, and it kept me entertained the whole time (well, except when I was taking my turn at the wheel, safety first!).  - Geekery  409.4 #503 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #13229 1:03PM
Just got it! Can't stop reading it. I am already starting chaper 16. Love how all the details of DL are woven into the story. - Tiggerific  340.9 #654 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
When is # 3 coming out? I can't wait!! I read the others way toooooo fast. Loved them. - Popcorn  5.6 #15756 5:40PM
I've read seasons 1 and 2.  Can't wait for season 3! - eeyore4me  0.6 #73330 1:08PM

Follow the new MouseWait Blog for updates, how-tos, tips, contests, and more! 

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  473.7 #419 4:20PM

Easily manage the social side of MouseWait for Disneyland and Disney World with our new mousetopia app for iOS. Post to the DL or WDW side, use your Stickers, and utilize our new MouseWait Messenger. Optimized for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6! See what's new here


Here are the upcoming MouseWait Events. You can post your event on mobile here, and on the web here. Thanks!

1. Lake Tahoe Summer Meetup
Aug 01, 2015 09:30am


We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 4 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! Then we go to the MW spot we've held in DL to watch PTN and fireworks! Everyone is welcome! - secretagentangel  1683.3 #88 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!😂😂😩 - secretagentangel  1683.3 #88 10:47PM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1671.5 #92 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1553.2 #97 2:27PM
I ❤️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1304.3 #115 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10797 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1671.5 #92 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10797 2:12PM
Friday thru Sunday for Us😃.....Wait a minute😳what the heck is a crowding meetup and what would we be crowding into??😂😂😂 - bonedaddy909  1304.3 #115 7:09PM
I heard there's a cool Winchester Mystery House meetup 😬 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  965.5 #175 7:17PM
Any MW Tinkerbell half marathon weekend runners interested in a photo op meet-up/s before one or all 3 of the races??  - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  697.4 #252 2:11PM
When is this race? - secretagentangel  1683.3 #88 6:15PM
The 5K is May 8th, 10K May 9th, and the Half is May 10th. - CoachDisney  78.8 #3814 2:43PM
I will for the 5k, will be there Thursday afternoon till Friday noon. - Sleepingbeautysmom  304.8 #823 8:17AM

Our new Walt Disney World App for iOS is here! MagicSearch, upNEXT, new Lounge, and tons of other upgrades. Go get it here. You can see all of the new features and how tos here

thanks admin - Fantasmicfan1  1291.7 #119 9:42PM
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Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
15653.3

2. Dave
12805.1

3. Tom
8987.29

4. Plumiegirl
8970.9

5. jacdanfan
8888.64

6. goofygal
8603.57

7. uscdisneyteacher
7533.17

8. CobbPR
7067.3

9. BaseballMickey_CM
7038.53

10. Bullseye
6766.17



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Nice pic!📷 - Stitchcrazy62622  16.2 #7569 10:18PM

Here are the Weekly Top 10 TRIVILATOR Players. Find people to play here. Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends on iOS. Play on any device with our new web version here.

1. DisneyMakesMeSmile
39.44

2. DisneylandOrBust
17.21

3. Goofytom
14.99

4. MHN15
10.11

5. Lolabell4
4.7

6. richiii3
4.24

7. mamabeam
2.68

8. edcub
1.95

9. ames013
1.94

10. Moog
1.87

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  😁 - valj84DisneyAddict  167.6 #2359 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  43.4 #4766 11:33AM
👋❤️ - Tom  8987.3 #3 11:47AM
Wtg @DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2168.9 #64 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  43.4 #4766 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2168.9 #64 9:42AM
Yay I'm on the list!! First top 10 list I've ever made :) - TiggerBelle  473.8 #418 10:40AM
Probably just jinxed myself lol - TiggerBelle  473.8 #418 10:41AM
First thing I've ever been on too! ☺️ add me for a game so we can keep it up 😉 haha - ames013  100.9 #3470 10:37AM

Here are the recent wait time leaders:

May: MelodyMouse 640.08
April: WARLOCK 228.33
March: HARR_E 290.27
February: jacdanfan 251.32
January: ShariRenee 246.23
December: MelodyMouse 303.05
November: MelodyMouse 410.98
October: jacdanfan 189.98

 Everyone for making   - Boundin  610.4 #308 10:21PM
I get great joy out of helping to fulfill the original intent of this app! (Can ya tell?) - MelodyMouse  5495.9 #16 11:00AM


Hey I'm finally on this list 😄👍🎉 - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4398.6 #24 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1291.7 #119 12:34PM
I made the list last night! So cool, huh?! Congrats on the MW acknowledgement!!!  - MommyandBash  95.3 #3560 10:42PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #1963 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  333.2 #679 5:56AM
Sweet, I have 3 on this list!!  - MisFit.Mouse  618.2 #303 2:52AM
After all of this time being away and I made the list - cyndaws  257.8 #1207 1:45AM

Credits Hall of Fame. This real-time list honors the top Credits purchasers by showing the total number of Credits purchased. These MouseWaiters play an integral part in helping us maintain and innovate. Thank you to everyone who buys Credits in the MW iOS app, TRIVILATOR, and Goat Effect!

1. jacdanfan
60000

2. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
54000

3. secretagentangel
52300

4. MeridaFan
41630

5. MelodyMouse
40000

6. DisneyGrandma
38500

7. cmtahm
35650

8. debbiev
34750

9. leopardditz2000
34500

10. DisLUVney
32500

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  8.1 #0 2:55AM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. MelodyMouse
774.63

2. Winnie111286
314.16

3. KennyV
259.75

4. Coaster
207.68

5. jacdanfan
192.74

6. Tom
179.45

7. goofygal
179

8. MarshaMouse
174.76

9. YoPirate
162.91

10. pikarich
157.56



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS


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TRIVILATOR 2.0 for iOS is here! We made it faster, easier to use, improved Random Games, fixed Push Notifications, added a Remove Ads option, new game packs, and we optmized it for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Get the complete run down on our new blog here. Get the new update in the App Store, or grab it here. Did you know you can play on the web or from any device via our web version? Tell your friends about the TRIVILATOR, and submit your questions so they (and you) can be featured inside the app. You can submit your questions here. Have fun!

- valj84DisneyAddict  167.6 #2359 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  43.4 #4766 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. 😁👍 - valj84DisneyAddict  167.6 #2359 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  18.8 #7004 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  43.4 #4766 8:58AM
Actually a really fun game! I keep getting better and better.. Might be buying the other packs soon.. - ministrychick77  280.5 #983 11:20PM
Would love to play but I can't add my name to the list.  - mamabeam  8.5 #0 8:28PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Peter Pan closed through July 1
Innoventions closed March 31-September 30


DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Luigi's Flying Tires closed through Dec 1
 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.2 #7578 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.7 #810 8:33AM
No!! Peter Pan is one of my favorites... I was hoping to ride it next week😥😢 - girl97217  116.0 #3212 7:20PM
It really surprises me that they didn't have Peter Pan finished by the time the Diamond Celebration started. I'm going next week and will be sad to miss it.  - RetroMinnie  54.8 #4365 10:06PM
They definitely tried!! - NeddaSzy  41.5 #4856 6:57PM
I think it was delayed, originally supposed to be open earlier. - Sarafina  490.3 #401 12:13PM

Here are the overall MouseRank leaders for the past 6 months:

May 2015: MelodyMouse 679.4
April 2015: Fantasmicfan1 466.89
March 2015: HARR_E 423.38
February 2015: Winnie111286 364.36
January 2015: ShariRenee 408.65
December 2014: MelodyMouse 365.77
 

! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2184.1 #61 7:16AM
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a big thank you to everyone who enters wait times and congrats to the leaders!!!! - leopardditz2000  684.5 #261 1:19PM
CONGRATS - tina7321  18.0 #7170 1:53PM

Disneyland unFORECAST (BETA) is here! Top MouseWaiters giving you the rundown of what's happening at the Disneyland Resort. The unFORECAST now has its own page on the web www.unFORECAST.com

unFORECAST for the week of June 29, 2015

Last year, Independence Week was unusually slow. July 4 was one of the slowest days of the year, if you can believe that! Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our new MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week averaged in the 60s, which is not very crowded at all. It is supposed to cool down a little later in the week, which could bring large crowds this weekend. To get a real-time look at how crowded the Parks are, check the MouseWait app for real-time Crowd Index averages and wait times.  - Admin Jun 29, 2015 12:52PM



We have always noticed that Saturdays are better than Sundays! We always come on the weekend and say we want to leave at dinner time on Sunday, but always leave by 11-12 because there are so many people. We love Saturday!! - 1Princess3Princes  410.4 #501 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7059 11:53PM
I love these posts!  I do have a question/request/suggestion...is there a way to only show the 3-4 most recent posts?  It's a lot to scroll through. @@Admin - TiggersAndTinks  130.1 #2947 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  236.0 #1451 5:04PM
I hope to be down at the end of August or first part of September. Which would you choose? - DeneciePie  327.9 #705 10:48PM
Sounds like you'll be there for Disneyland half marathon weekend  - MarshaMouse  4389.8 #25 7:41PM
thanx for the opportunity - MommyandBash  95.3 #3560 6:18PM

TOP 5 THINGS to do this week at the Disneyland Resort:

1. Watch the new "Paint the Night" parade 8:50 and 11pm nightly.

2. Watch the new "Disneyland Forever" Fireworks show at 9:30pm nightly.

3. See the new "World of Color" 9pm and 10:15pm nightly.

4. Try to find a "Made with Magic" wand or paintbrush which allow you to interact with select Disney experiences and merchandise. 

5. Look for the Word of the Day displayed outside of the theme park entrances (or in the MouseWait Lounge) and text the word between 7am and 10:59am Pacific to the shortcode listed on the sign. You must be at the Disneyland Resort to enter. If you win, you will be notified around 11am via text or phone. For more info go here

And don't forget about Food! Check out our real-time Food blog to see what's new at the Resort. POST YOUR IDEAS BELOW and they could make the weekly top 5!

Come to our la  Brea sticker meetup which starts early at 4 pm then come join MWers to watch PTN and Fireworks too!  - secretagentangel  1683.3 #88 11:59PM
was bummed i did not make it two weeks ago,  see you in aug! - MsTikiMermadam  333.2 #679 6:41PM
I just need WOC - gedi0614  17.9 #7186 1:11AM
Me too! - MellyMelBB  64.9 #4113 9:26AM
Try one or more of the new Diamond desserts! - MsTikiMermadam  333.2 #679 6:40PM
Check✔️finally completed the list! I think my favorite is the new fireworks shows!!! Gives me goosebumps and brings on the happy cry.  - MinnieMyLove  189.7 #2041 9:00AM

Download VOYAGEERS to your device today! Discover the VOYAGEERS Society, and the magical Main Street Realm in this action packed adventure for kids of ALL ages! Also available on iBooks and Kobo. Follow the VOYAGEERS on Facebook for more info and behind the scenes exclusives.

Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  1015.5 #168 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!👍👍✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  1671.5 #92 10:53PM
- conant4  14.3 #8117 11:51AM
There are 100's of people standing at bag check. Lines backed up to La Brea Bakery. They've stopped people here to herd over people already in DCA over to DL. And, we see 100's of those folks standing at the gates.  - thompsonsyl  5.2 #16903 2:36AM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
7038.53

2. Stitch_Legacy
5137.84

3. RickChavez
3516.56

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
3666.5

6. caramiapoohAKAface
3823.38

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2358.77

8. Dave
12805.1

9. Duchess_SMK
6040.85

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
4398.62



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS


What if Walt never dreamed of Disneyland? What would your life be like? What would the world be like? Get Book Two of the VOYAGEERS Saga - The Great Storyteller - on Amazon. Buy the Paperback and get the Kindle version FREE! 

Thank you Admin! This book is a great read. I recommend it to anyone who is a Disney fan. Can't wait for the next one! - grumpypapa  3196.4 #38 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  17.8 #7225 10:32PM
Yours is much nicer than Mickeys - leopardditz2000  684.5 #261 7:34PM
After the video my 3 & 1/2 year old says, "that's cool!" It was. Very cool - MommyandBash  95.3 #3560 3:44PM

DISCOUNTED DISNEYLAND TICKETS THROUGH MOUSEWAIT! You get 2% off select tickets if you purchase on this page and use the code MOUSEWAIT at checkout. A percentage of your total purchase comes back to MouseWait, which helps cover our monthly maintenance and development expenses! You will also get 100 Credits if you email us your receipt along with your username! 

Can you get a discount on annual passes too? - DeeDeeMouse  246.1 #1327 9:59PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - gedi0614  17.9 #7186 12:13AM

Use this link (save it as a bookmark to make it easy) before you add things to your Amazon and MouseWait will receive 5% of your purchase! Thank you for your support!

Purchased the Voyageers book through this link so MW benefits twice  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1622.8 #96 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  387.2 #541 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
@otilegna - pikarich  4101.0 #27 9:34AM
I buy pretty much everything on Amazon. Nice to know MW can get a little piece of that! - MellyMelBB  64.9 #4113 12:06AM

MouseWait COUNTDOWN for iOS is here! Countdown the days to your next Disneyland or Disney World trip with our images OR your pics! Your Countdown also displays on Apple Watch and is beautiful on iPhone 6 screens. Secure the discounted launch price for a limited time.

I have the countdown and I love it! - tree320  0.5 #0 9:26AM


 
Deadliest Cast Member SEASON TWO is here! Find out what really happened on Disneyland's 50th Anniversary. Twenty-four hours or real-time action, authentic Disneyland history, and a finale that you'll never forget. EVENTS OCCUR IN REAL TIME. Download it to any device from Amazon here.

Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  624.8 #298 8:03PM
I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  26.8 #5858 5:28PM
Thank you snitsos for your support, glad you liked Season Two! - Admin  12:13AM
Thank you for your support glad you liked Season Two! snitsos - Admin  12:15AM
Test - Admin  12:16AM
I now have both seasons on my Kindle!!!!  LOVE them!!!!  I also have both of the Voyagers!  So great!!!!!      - valj84DisneyAddict  167.6 #2359 10:57AM
- valj84DisneyAddict  167.6 #2359 9:35PM

Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends for FREE! See the list of TRIVILATOR usernames on this page. Play from any device with our new web version

Cool admin. Hope I do better than the first one. Hope people that enter will be ready to play and the tournament moves along better - Goofytom  1152.4 #140 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  670.6 #273 6:30PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #65693 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  95.3 #3560 12:18PM
It happens, if you want start a game and I'll play you. I take a couple days off a week but I'll finish the games I start. - richiii3  667.1 #277 2:20PM


 
MONTHLY WAIT TIME LEADERS REAL-TIME: Thank you to everyone who enters accurate wait times--you earn MouseRank Points, Credits, worldwide fame, and wealth beyond your wildest dreams when you enter wait times at the Park (ok maybe not the last two things). Please remember to ONLY enter wait times that you have verified in person, this improves our algorithm substantially, thanks!

1. MelodyMouse
723.8

2. Coaster
207.68

3. goofygal
166.32

4. Tom
160.37

5. jacdanfan
136.8

6. IronmanBTMR
124.2

7. MadameLeota
117.45

8. MarshaMouse
112.83

9. WARLOCK
108.1

10. Brian
102.83

 

SEE THE TOP 100


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Get 100 Credits for staying at the Hojo Anaheim! Just fill out this form and we'll get the Credits added to your account. When you stay at the Hojo, you help us continue to improve MouseWait. Call their in house reservation number and remember to mention MouseWait--you will love everything about the Hojo!

Credits have been applied to everyone's account as of today! - Admin 11:40AM
I just called them to price out our potential trip in June. Chris was so nice and the MW savings are phenomenal! Still waiting on work vacation approval to reserve the room!  - HNL2SFO  205.4 #1847 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  128.1 #2966 3:57PM
@Admin. I filled out a form for May 22nd.  I hope you got it. Thanks. - Winnie111286  3988.0 #28 2:23AM
@@Admin I booked with get away today and am staying at the HoJo in December.  Does MW still give the 100 credits or do I have to book with the hotel directly? - dsnylvr1975  5.8 #15187 5:02PM

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