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Jun 6, 2011 6:04 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Here we go!!!!!!!!! Let the first Disney Mania Monday begin!!! Let's all discuss our favorite/most memorable Disney CM experiences! The one for me that is most vivid in my mind is our last trip, a week ago. My little brother was looking to finish his Clear Vinyl Collection and was only missing one. He would ask every CM if they had it in their mystery box, some would either say no, or they wouldn't tell you. This one guy in the Main Street Emporium acted like he wasn't going to say, my brother picked a number and he got the one he wanted! Little did he know that he most definitely did not pick from the number he picked! He doesn't know it, but it just made his month. What is your favorite CM experience? Remember the biggest, funnest, and most helpful contributor to tonights conversation gets the Urban Four Blocks Vinyl! Competition ends at 8:30 PST!! Let the Fun BEGIN!

Bump for participants. The time on my post jumped back an hour because I'm an hour ahead sorry! Please start conversation to win the vinyl! - thebigr  8.1 #11328 6:11PM
When my brother and I were there for spring break last year, BTMRR was broken down. My little brother, who thinks he's a fix-it man, asked the CM what was wrong, that maybe he could fix it. "The goat broke out." "The goat?" "Yeah, y'all don't want a goat with dynamite running rampant on Disneyland. Ours escaped, hijacked some dynamite and is wandering around these parts. We reckoned we should quarantine the area so he didn't get the chance to go blow up Space Mountain or something. It's ok if he blows up pirates, though. Pirates are mean." It was hilarious. - DelilahJo3  178.7 #2170 6:12PM
CM at the TOT I believe his name was Patrick... everytime we ride TOT we get the suspense and get kinda u no freaked out even though that's one of our fav rides.... so this Patrick guy... while we were waiting to get our numbers he would ask for party size after he said what row to sit on he would make a spin move :) very funny....... when the service elevator doors opened he greeted us w a frightful voice and face.... when boarding he once again mentioned row numbers w his spin move :) once on the elevator he proceeded to crack a couple frightful jokes and closed our door w a spin move :) very energetic kid :] he deserves a promo.... he's one of the few CM's I have ran into at TOT that seems to LOVE his job :) next time ur on TOT and c Patrick high five him.... - VinylSteve  515.4 #366 6:13PM
In January of this year, my parents surprised my husband & I with a stay at the Disneyland Hotel for our birthdays. As we were checking in, the CM saw that it was our birthdays & told us to hold on a minute before we finished checking in. She came back with a bouquet of Mickey balloons, 2 birthday pins & a signed Mickey picture made out to my husband & a signed Minnie picture for me. It was the best and most thoughtful surprise ever! She was so unbelievably nice & it really meant alot to us that she went out of her way to make our stay even more magical. - TangledNdisneY  324.7 #20 6:15PM
On my 7th b-dayI was at Disneyland dressed as Alice ( this was in the early 80's). I really wanted my picture with the white rabbit, a wonderful CM told us where to find him, and Shen we did he greater me with a huge hug, grabbed my hand and we ran around fantasyland together! It was the best birthday ever!!! - wonderlandgirl  339.0 #643 6:18PM
@VinylSteve I know exactly who you are talking about! That guy was so funny. I liked when the ride was over he was standing at the door when it opened with a flashlight held up to his face! - MissAshley  113.6 #3220 6:21PM
@wonderlandgirl: that is so awesome! I'm sure that made your birthday!! I've never heard of a character running around with you! - thebigr  8.1 #11328 6:23PM
My family wanted to be the last ones to ride indiana Jones for the night and the cm let us wait by the end of the line and closed it off behind us. He walked us through and showed us all the secrets. After we rode he walked with us out of the park and we met his wife who worked the haunted mansion and she told usus all of her scary stories. Best night! Ever - megamouse15  8.4 #10989 6:26PM
@delilahjo3: haha! I love it when cms really get into their characters!!! It just makes it that more special. - thebigr  8.1 #11328 6:26PM
My favorite CM experience was last september. My fiance surprised me with an annual pass for my birthday, and we went to the parks for a day. When the 9pm WOC in DCA began, I was unaware what it was, and I was told by some CMs that i could not watch it from the bridge, i needed a fastpass and they were all out for the night. I was devastated. While we were walking away to go home, a CM grabbed me and told me to follow her into a nearby store. She then told her manager that we wanted to watch WOC, and if the manager had any extra fastpasses. They gave us blue zone fastpasses, and told us to hurry and get in line so we had a front row view by the railings. I cried during the show, because that CM really made my birthday memorable. - ERICKA  491.5 #389 6:27PM
Oh yea I forgot to mention the flashlight to the face thing lol @teenagedream isn't he the most lively CM at TOT..... last time I went on it he was working the library I asked him y ain't u up there and he just smiled..... I requested a spin and he granted it :] he's so awesome - VinylSteve  515.4 #366 6:27PM
My best friend had dreads and Tarzan sent his monkey chasing after us throughout half the park - lvdisneychick  18.8 #6831 6:28PM
@lvdisneychick: Turk chased you all around the park????? Wow!!!! - thebigr  8.1 #11328 6:29PM
@vinylsteve: I need to meet this guy!!! I live tot, but if only I can convince my fam to go on it with me so I don't feel like a dork :P lol - thebigr  8.1 #11328 6:38PM
Yeah, it made it all the better for my autistic brother. I think he gave us fastpasses for when it should have been open, too, but I don't remember. - DelilahJo3  178.7 #2170 6:42PM
These are all great memories, and I can't wait until I have my very own. - lsmarz  51.2 #4410 6:50PM
@lsmarz: have you been to disney yet?? Or has nothing super extraordinary happened yet?? - thebigr  8.1 #11328 6:52PM
@Tangled That's so awesome! I wish I'd had a CM give me stuff like that. But hen again, if they did it for evetlryone, it wouldn't be special. - DelilahJo3  178.7 #2170 6:53PM
I agree with Delilahjo3. I hope they'll do something like that when I go for my eighteenth birthday!!! - thebigr  8.1 #11328 6:59PM
Well. That was a backspace fail. Anyways, if I got to go on my birthday in general, I'd be happy. Got to go on grad nite, though. :D - DelilahJo3  178.7 #2170 7:01PM
@thebigr yea this guy makes it so enjoyable its kinda like if ur family is afraid to ride that, he will calm their nerves down.... - VinylSteve  515.4 #366 7:01PM
@vinylsteve: well my mom just won't go on it because it is way to realistic for her. The first time she went on it she couldn't go on an elevator for weeks!!! - thebigr  8.1 #11328 7:09PM
On my daughter's first tripi found out her fav thing was not the rides but getting autographs with characters. There was a cm. Who talked in an accent, older gentlemen who was both pixie hollow and the princess area who went out if his way to make sure maddie knew what characters were where and added to her excitement. Honestly wantedto hug the guy for all the smiles on mad's face - madsdad  1846.8 #75 7:09PM
This was several years ago ..my son and I were driving back from sacramento after my mom passed away..I had a uhail tailer I was pulling..We were both so sad I decided we needed to go to disneyland before we went home. We pulled into calif grand accidently I was aiming for the parking lot. This kind CM offered my son a free admission ticket for the day.I let her know we had passes but thanked her. I will never forget that day I cried because of her kindness.It was 7 years ago I only wish I knew here name. Just wanted to share I am not a collector so don't put me in the contest..Thanx - Twinklelashes  146.4 #2658 7:10PM
@thebigr at least she's tried it. I can't stand so much as the thought of going on it. I've never been on it. This acrophobia would rather stay on the ground. @madsdad that's really cute. It was awesome of the CM to do that. - DelilahJo3  178.7 #2170 7:16PM
@twinklelashes: that is such a beautiful story. I'm deeply sorry about the loss of your mother. Let's keep posting beautiful stories like this mwers! - thebigr  8.1 #11328 7:17PM
Hahaa too funny too funny!! - thebigr  8.1 #11328 7:31PM
Hahaha too funny too funny! - thebigr  8.1 #11328 7:34PM
My favorite CM memory I'd from this past May. I was there for my daughters 6th birthday and we were walking down Main St., she loves to show off her pins and a lovely CM named Anne happened by and Sophia wanted to trade. Sophia had a dumbo pin and Anne mentioned how Dumbo always made her remember her son when he was a little boy. Sophia proceeded to trade with her and Anne went in her way. A little while later Sophia say Anne again and just took off running for her. I assumed she wanted to trade again, but when I got there, she had given Anne her Dumbo pin "cause then you can remember your son all day!". It made Anne and I tear up a little. The Disneyland CMs help make magic every day, and I'm so proud of my little for returning the favor - Ladystrac  451.9 #434 7:49PM
Two years ago when my daughter was barely one, I went with my husband and his family to DL for the day. It was right around the 4th of July so it was crazy busy and very hard to negotiate a stroller around the park (it was my first time at DL with a baby). I was very frustrated and kind of sad because I felt like people were being rude because I had a stroller. Sounds weird I know, but it made me sad. I ended up just sitting at the river belle terrace restaurant for a very long time because I was really bothered and didn't want to be in any crowds anymore. A CM approached me and asked if it was my daughters first visit. I said yes and she pulled out a first visit button and some stickers! It was such a simple gesture but it totally turned my day around. I still have that button and I'm going to save it for my daughter. It's amazing how a gesture so seemingly small can impact another person so greatly. - tballzz  554.6 #327 7:56PM
@tbalzz: that is such a nice story! It's always nice to hear when cms make ur day a little better. In my mind that's what they're there for!! - thebigr  8.1 #11328 8:01PM
@Tballzz and @Ladystrac, great stories! i lov all these awesome CM stories! - DonaldMissingPants  301.4 #825 8:04PM
My mother lost everything back in the Sayer fires of '08. One of those things being her disney pin collection. My close friend who is a Skipper at Disneyland wanted to help bring some magic back to my mother (since she has always been so hospitable to him), so he told me to bring her for a day of Disney fun. He signed her in and once we had breakfast and walked over to Jungle Cruise he had a bunch of special stuff waiting for her. An autographed picture of Mickey Mouse, a special "magic" tinkerbell pin and a ticket good for 30 dollars worth of pins to restart her collection! Then when we got on his boat he made his some of his spiel revolve around his awesome "mother". My mom was in tears by the end because she was so overwhelmed with everything. I know it's not a random CM story but Jeff is an awesome CM none the less. He keeps the magic alive like CMBaloo does. - DuffysJuju  627.8 #288 8:05PM
@Lady, that is such a sweet story! I hope my children are as thoughtful as yours is! - DelilahJo3  178.7 #2170 8:06PM
That is an awesome story Duffy's juju!!! - Rob512  756.3 #219 8:09PM
Oh ya that reminds me! Who is cmbaloo??? I want to meet him when I go! He sounds like he likes vinyls and whoever likes vinyls is my bestfriend! - thebigr  8.1 #11328 8:11PM
I was about to ride Mr Toad and before I got into the car the cm who was an "older" lady rapped to me About getting into the car and about the attraction it was so Awesome I had no choice but to go to City hall and leave a compliment about her - TheKaJaSi  144.8 #2689 8:18PM
There's a certain group of castmembers that make my visit every time I go. The Dapper Dans. But a particular group. Jason, Drew, Frank, and Jon. They know me by face and name, they always call me over if they see me roaming around main street. When I first met them, I went on and on about how I love barbershop and how I'm a major choir nerd and how I want to be like them one day. I always come to see them sing, multiple times each visit. They've made me an honorary Dapper Dan. And they've allowed me to sing with them several times. Yesterday I showed them my new I  Dapper Dans shirt and they absolutely loved it and raved about how theyre really happy they had such a great fan. At their 1:35 showing at coke corner, they pulled me up and all danced with me. Except for Drew because he wasn't at work at the time, so there was a different Tenor (Peter). After that show, Jon comes up to me and he said he had a surprise for me, and Drew comes up behind me as a regular guest in the park and hugs me. :) I was on main street later that night (Drew was the tenor at the time) and they came up to me, all got down on one knee and started singing. Yesterday made my summer, and it's barely even started. They're truly magical CMs. - Dappermegan  12.2 #8635 8:20PM
@kajasi: that sounds like such a fun experience. Glad you left a compliment we need to do that more often for people who do their job well. Only 10 more minutes of Disney Mania Monday to qualify for getting the vinylmation for your posts!! Keep posting! - thebigr  8.1 #11328 8:21PM
I guess me and thebigr are best friends now.... lol wohooooo another vinylmator!!!! :D - VinylSteve  515.4 #366 8:25PM
Such great stories! Last April, I went to Disneyland with my niece for her birthday. She absolutely LOVES Princess Tiana. Even dressed like her while at the park. Our mission was to find Tiana, but it seem impossible. Randomly, we decided to go to the princess faire and viola...There was Princess Tiana. My niece was afraid of every other character we met that day. As soon as she saw Tiana, her face lit up and she had the biggest smile on her face. The CM that played Tiana was so nice and sweet to her. She took her time, talked to her and took a ton of pics. They did different poses and she even got down to my nieces level to just talk and laugh. It was too cute. 2 months later, my niece still talks about that day! After that we ran into a few MWers and mrsblue gave my niece a backpack full of goodies. She STILL wears that backpack lol. One of her most memorable birthdays thanks to DL, lovely CMs and amazing MWers . - MsNick  56.1 #4270 8:27PM
Hahaha @vinylsteve my first mw friend! Lol - thebigr  8.1 #11328 8:31PM
As a CM back in 2004 I loved giving out courtesy cups to people who never would expect it! My guest would always return to make a purchase! Best summer before returning back to my regular job in Sept! - snappy  345.5 #625 8:32PM
Before Splash Mountain first opened in 1989, I had the privilege of being part of the promo shoot to take pictures of the “DROP” for the Opening Day Splash Mountain brochure. It was a 6am call, we got our instructions from the crew and then from a secret door in the side of the ride that literally landed us at the base of the climb to the big drop, with characters dancing and singing “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay” at full volume, we all loaded in to approximately 10 logs and waited until it was our turn. By about the 50th time around, the ride broke down and our log got stuck half way up the climb. They unloaded all the other riders behind us but it was too dangerous to unload us from the spot we were at so we had to hang there for 45 mins. “Hanging” there with 2 of the nicest CM’s who stayed with us, brought us water and apples and kept us entertained for 45 minutes. They were great, consequently after that, “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay” became one of my least favorite Disney songs! LOL...We finally got moving and when we got off the ride those same 2 CM’s met us at the exit, told us that the photo shoot was wrapped due to the ride malfunctioning, handed us free passes to the park and said they had a surprise for us. We followed them to a spot that said “Cast Members Only”, they opened the gate and we were met by Mickey and Minnie and a tour guide. We then spent the next hour seeing what it looks like behind the scenes at Disneyland all because we got stuck on Splash Mountain! I never did know if any of our shots ended up on the brochure, but it was sure a not so good situation, made fun by awesome CM’s. It was an amazing day and one I will never forget. - Tinkerbabe  49.2 #4485 8:38PM
I have no stories,these stories are great ,and I am proud to be part of Mouse Wait. - corky  7.4 #12105 8:39PM
And thus ends the first weekly Disney Mania Monday!! Thank you for all that participated and made it enjoyable for all! I will announce the winner of the vinylmation tomorrow and next weeks topic as well! It's going to be a good one! Remember please email me at thebigr@me.com if you have a topic you would like to discuss! Please feel free to keep talking and posting your amazing cm experiences on this thread! Good night eveyone! - thebigr  8.1 #11328 8:40PM
I don't want to be entered for the vinyl, although that us a super sweet gesture I just don't collect. Both of my stories are about two different Belle's. The first was from when I was a little girl right after beauty and the beast came out, my papa and I spotted Belle with no crowd so he took me to meet her. She seemed super excited to meet me, and told my papa that he had to wait to take the picture and to follow us. She took me by the hand and ran me through the park (my 60-something year old grandfather chasing us not knowing what's going on) until we found beast. She wouldn't let me get a picture without both of them being in it. It is one if my must cherished memories. The next Belle story is from last year. On my daughters first birthday I took both my son and daughter to the princess meet and greet. Belle was the first princess they met and my son fell in love. He talked to her and hugged her and she asked him if he wanted to be her prince, he of course said yes and she had him do 3 little tasks and told him that he was now her prince. He was so happy. So 3 months later I took just him and he wanted to go to the princess fantasy faire again, so I took him. Little girls in the line were being a little not nice asking why a boy was in line for the princesses, he didn't mind though as he was on a mission. It was our turn to go in and again the first princess is Belle. I figured it had been 3 months there was no way this was the same Belle and if it was she wouldn't remember him. Much to my surprise she was the same Belle and she remembered him. She hugged him and kissed him abs asked him why it had been so long since she had seen him. They talked and talked for like ten minutes. The character escorts kept trying to move him to the next princess and Belle kept telling them that she was catching up with her prince. She held the line up for my son. It was the sweetest most special time for me because she made my little boy feel so special. - SnowBrown  179.3 #2161 8:40PM
This are all awesome stories. My favorite one was when a CM asked to check my seatbelt it saved my life if he didnt check it and it came undone. - robman97  376.2 #551 8:40PM
When I went in October 2010 for my birthday I was devastated that I didn't have fastpasses for WOC luckily one of the CMs asked his manager and let my whole family of 7 watch it!!!! - SarahInWonderland  42.9 #4712 8:44PM
@snowbelle: that is so so sweet! That reminds me of a time I went to the plaza inn birthday celebration when I was younger and Minnie kissed me on the cheek and I didn't want to wash it off for forever!!! I used to be so character crazy and it always made me feel so special:) - thebigr  8.1 #11328 8:46PM
Since the contest is supposedly over I am going to add the other awesome story I have. :) I took my mother to the park another time for her birthday (it was during the 50th anniversary) and there was NO ONE in the park, it was crazy. I was pushing her around in her wheelchair around the first Hub on main street and Goofy came out waving but no one was around. I said, "Hey Goofy would you take a picture with my mom?" He nodded and stood next to my mom. After I snapped the pic he took off with my mother. He was doing circles and wheelies and all the while my mom was laughing so hard she started shaking because of her fiber. It lasted for a good five minutes, I was finally like, "Ummmmm Goofy I need my mom back." He ignored me and started going down Main street. Thank goodness another family came into view and the little girl started yelling "GOOFY! GOOFY!" I told Goofy he was wanted for a picture with a little girl and he nodded yes and then pushed my mom down Main street and turned around to pay attention to the little girl. I had to chase my run away mom in a wheelchair with her laughing all the way..... - DuffysJuju  627.8 #288 8:47PM
These are great stories I got tears reading them all :) :) :) - Pinky05  5.6 #15297 8:53PM
Uhuh @duffysjuju I think goofy had a little crush on your mom!!! Jkjk;) - thebigr  8.1 #11328 8:54PM
@thebigr no no no no!!!! Not friends!!! Best friends!!! :p - VinylSteve  515.4 #366 9:05PM
Hahaha @vinylsteve ok ok "best" friends. Well have to meet up sometime!! - thebigr  8.1 #11328 9:09PM
OMG! I totally didn't know this was a contest lil. Please don't enter me, just happy to share my story  - MsNick  56.1 #4270 9:14PM
@thebigr hahaha yea no prob im at the the parks like every week so meeting up wouldnt b a problem w me.... unless im working lol - VinylSteve  515.4 #366 9:34PM
@vinylsteve ya I go to dl sporadically since I live in Utah.But we still have aps:) May go once this summer. I'll make sure an let you know!:) - thebigr  8.1 #11328 9:36PM
whats out in utah? lol never been there but yea well keep in contact :] - VinylSteve  515.4 #366 9:41PM
I know the contest is over but if not don't enter me. Anyway when I was 7 my family took me to dl. the parade of dreams was the current parade I think but at the time Ariel was my favorite princess. When her bubble float came past us I waved and yelled hi to her. Seeing my birthday sticker she mouthed happy birthday to me and waved back. To this day this Ariel has made my coming to Disneyland all the more magical and I will never forget how she wished me happy bday. although she might do it to everyone she made me feel lile one in a million. - dnerd  294.0 #871 9:41PM
We meet a really sweet CM in DCA who discovered my son collecting Toy Story vinyls. She gave me her cell number and told me to text her the next time we were coming up and she would bring us the last 2 he needed to finish the series. About two weeks ago we met up with her at DLand on her day off and she brought him Buzz and Bullseye!!!!! Best part is that we made an awesome friend!!! - iheartDumbo  24.3 #6023 9:45PM
Oh and yes contest is over but still had to share! - iheartDumbo  24.3 #6023 9:46PM
when I was about 6 or 7(I don't quite remember)I was dressed up as jasmine aroura came by an told me that I looked just like her dressed up as jasmine. then aladin came by and started talking to me I asked him where jasmine was and(I think)he saud getting ready for the parade then I asked Hume for his autograph and he drew carpet for me and talked with me. and I remember just thinking that it was so cool that he took time to talk to me. - redrockprincess  3.6 #25928 9:46PM
@iheartdumbo: I need to meet a cm like that!!! She could help me finish my villains collection. Just barely finished toy story:) - thebigr  8.1 #11328 9:59PM
@thebigr- ya it was pretty amazing! - iheartDumbo  24.3 #6023 10:13PM
@thebigr: Amazing how successful your idea was huh? Good participation for you tonight ... congrats! - Tinkerbabe  49.2 #4485 10:19PM
I don't have just one favorite CM experience that stands out to me but I love all the interactions I do have with them! I hold a slight favoritism to my godmother that is a CM - Applek_CM  246.0 #1304 10:22PM
WOW a big thanks and applause for ALL THOSE SPECIAL CM'S that go the extra mile to enhance the guest experience.. THANK YOU! :) - DonaldMissingPants  301.4 #825 10:28PM
@VinylSteve how funny of you to mention patrick,he taught the all male dance team that im on for my high school a dance last summer & I asked him where he works and he said disneyland! How small this world is :) - brohymmdave  4.0 #22258 10:30PM
@tinkerbabe: thank you so much for your kind complement! I look forward to doing this for many weeks to come! And announcing the winner of the vinyl sometime tomorrow. Everyone make sure to tune in tomorrow for the announcement of next weeks Disney Mania Monday's topic!! - thebigr  8.1 #11328 10:33PM
@brohymmdave oh wow lol next time i bump into him rather than a spin move i will request a dance move lol - VinylSteve  515.4 #366 10:34PM
My junior year in hs... went to dland with 3 of my best friends. My best friend, male, was a graduating very soon and went to celebrate. We were watching Remember and in the final passage of "make a wish and do as dreamers do" with the little girl singing, he started crying... it hit that he was graduating and we weren't going to see each other every day anymore. Thats it. It made my nite and I think secured our friendship for life. - TikiJOSEsWingman  332.4 #667 10:35PM
@btmrrman: that is such an awesome story! Good to know that dl can bring people closer together:) - thebigr  8.1 #11328 10:41PM
Good night all! I'm so glad we all made Disney Mania Monday such a success!!! - thebigr  8.1 #11328 10:53PM
I just have to share this. I know I'm late, but I have to share  just recently I was able to take my little family to DLR because of Mommy_likes_Minnie. Well my step son had never been so MLM suggested we get the 1st visit. Every CM would talk to him and make sure he was having the best visit. Well on CM at Indy asked him about his visit and mentioned how much he wanted to ride space mountain because we all loved it so much. The CM said well hope you have fast passes. (it was getting late) I wispered no and I really hope we get on. At that moment she said ok have a fun day and let us go down through the temple. As we were laughing and running through she comes running after us. She gave us a fast pass good for any ride! She said it's his first time and should be able to go on space mountain. We all felt the magic right then and there!! We had smiles from ear to ear.  needless to say we had the best ride on space mountain ever!! - minnieMisty  275.2 #1010 11:04PM
I know it's over with and mines not about a cast member who helped me, but my magical experiences helping guests. That was my favorite part about working there, creating these magical memories for people. I was just telling my husband about this 2 days ago. My favorite thing to do was to sign in a couple of extra people when I would sign my boyfriend in. We'd go first thing and find a big family standing in line to buy tickets. I'd ask them if they would like to have 2 people in their party get in for free. Some would say no, maybe they thought I was crazy, but I loved the feeling I got helping people out and making their day magical. They were always so grateful and excited which made my boyfriend and I happier and we would have a better day there too. I know I want suppose to do that, but oh well, I did it anyways. I liked giving people something magical to remember about their trip. - Seacow  486.1 #391 11:06PM
Loving these stories. I remember a SUPER nice CM I came into contact with last September. My little brother had just left for the Air Force and I wasn't able to have a lot of contact with him. I happened to be in line for SOC when he called me and he had said he only had a few minutes. I told him I might lose service because we were about to go inside. I only got to talk to him for about 2 minutes. It was heartbreaking because I hadn't spoken to him in 2 weeks. When we got to the CM directing us to the row we were sitting in I was in tears and she smiled at me and gave me a readmit to any ride I wanted and told me to have a magical night. I was SUPER sweet and made my night a lot better. I love the CMs - ericalynn  213.3 #1734 11:08PM
All these stories are absolutely amazing! A big thanks to all who have contributed thus far!!! - thebigr  8.1 #11328 11:13PM
I just think CM_Kayla is the bee's knee's :) - SupremeLeader  395.4 #519 11:17PM
Our family's first trip together.... My daughter, 5 years old or so at the time, sees someone throw some trash on the ground by the merry go round near Cali screamin. She is bothered by all of this (She's a complete earth and animal lover) so she picks up the garbage without saying a word, and throws it away. Next thing we know, we are approached by a maintenance woman. She tells us how they (employees) were given pins 2 years before with instructions to give them away. She tells us that she made a promise to herself that she wouldn't give it away unless she saw someone do exactly what my daughter did. She had to wait that kong to give it away. I thanked her, of course, bu words cannot express how wonderful it is when someone randomly supports the morals and values you've been trying to instill in your family... All anonymously. It made a huge impression. On us, as parents... And on both of our kids. Thanks - gobigdan  10.2 #9676 11:19PM
Michelle who works at tiki room =) she's my favorite cast member!! She always helps me with my pins! =) - Eggroll  240.1 #1382 11:20PM
And "thank you" for helping me to remember that event...it's a really good memory for me (a prize in itself) :) - gobigdan  10.2 #9676 11:24PM
When I went to DL in Jan of this year, I made it one of my priorites to ride the Lily Belle. Well, I waited until the last day and until we only had about an hour or so left in the parks. I ran up to the train station and asked if there was any chance we could ride the Lily Belle that day. The CM said no and suggested that we try the next day. I told him we were leaving that day and in like an hour or 2. He made a call and magically got me, my brother, and my sister our own little private ride on the Lily Belle. While we were waiting, he went through what they say while your in the train before we boarded, and when we did board, we got to just talk and ask questions. I think that's the most special thing a CM has ever done for me and I wish I could've remembered his name. But I did see him working at Indy when I was there last week and immediately recognized him, even though he was far away. - AllysonWonderland  47.7 #4529 11:24PM
That ^ and in 2008 when I was let into DCA with only a one day one park (DL) ticket and a dream fastpass. I probably shouldn't have even tried it, but the CM that was taking our orchestra backstage told those of us w/ a dream fastpass that we could use it to enter DCA. Probably one of the scariest things I've ever done on my own was trying to talk to the CM at the DCA gate what I was told and then he talked to another CM who let me in. I was very grateful, but I probably shouldn't have pushed my luck that far. - AllysonWonderland  47.7 #4529 11:30PM
Thank you for this forum...loved reading all the special stories!great idea! - Twinklelashes  146.4 #2658 11:34PM
One cm told me where the bathroom Was - Ohkinnam  24.0 #6060 11:36PM
I know I'm late, but I don't collect vinyls anyway. Thanks for doing this though! My story was from a while back. I was at DL with my brother's high school as they were playing in some parade. I was exploring Tom Sawyer Island (yeah, back in the day lol) with another one of my friends and we ran in to Huck Fin! He gave us a personal tour of the island and hung out with us for maybe like an hour. Of course I was 12 and had a crush on any guy that paid attention to me so I thought this was the greatest thing to ever happen to me. - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #172 11:40PM

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 #491 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #12823 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  337.1 #654 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
thanks! I just got the first one for my kindle!  - LuvMySmallWorld  45.7 #4607 9:09AM
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2. uscdisneyteacher
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3. BaseballMickey_CM
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4. Duchess_SMK
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5. Dave
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6. Stitch_Legacy
4683

7. Plumiegirl
4269

8. ElSuperRaton
4197

9. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
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10. LoneRAYnger
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Great job everyone!!!  - Boundin  588.6 #308 9:24PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.0 #1951 11:22PM
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I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1430.1 #98 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1390.0 #103 2:27PM
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What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1430.1 #98 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10496 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  1253.1 #116 7:09PM
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On Tuesday nights, duh!!!😂😂😩 - secretagentangel  1358.3 #107 10:47PM
is there a meet up at the AP event tues march 3rd? - MsTikiMermadam  147.7 #2630 9:33PM
I heard there's a cool Winchester Mystery House meetup 😬 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  808.9 #200 7:17PM

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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  2908.9 #40 8:38PM
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cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  11.9 #8781 10:32PM
I am reading the book now! It is awesome I have already read the deadliest cast member series(btw awesome books!) and also read the first voyagers LOVE THE BOOKS keep up the good work! - DisneyDudeCarsten  4.0 #21792 10:14AM
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4. goofygal
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5. DisneyDavidEMT
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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 week of Monday, March 9, 2015:

Park Hours: DL: 9am-10pm (Monday-Thursday), 8am-12am (Friday-Sunday). DCA: 9am-9pm (Monday-Thursday), 8am-10pm (Friday-Sunday). 

Taste Pilots Grill in DCA will reopen as Smokejumpers Grill on March 13 as apart of the new-themed area, Grizzly Air Field. 

Attraction Closures: Critter Country (opens 4/3), Fortuosity Jewelry Shop (opens 3/13), Magic Eye Theater (TBD), Matterhorn (opens 5/16), Peter Pan (opens 5/8), Snow White Grotto (opens 5/1), Starcade (TBD), Soarin over California (opens 5/15), Grizzly River Run (opens 3/20), Luigi's Flying Tires (2016), World of Color (TBD). 

unForecast Crowd Prediction: This week is the unofficial start of the Spring Break crowds, so expect the parks to be a little more crowded than normal. Also with only one showing of Fantasmic during the week, expect FPs for the show to go quickly along with it being crowded around the Rivers of America close to showtime. Throughout the week, expect CIs to be in the high 60s to low 80s for Disneyland Park and in the low 70s to low 80s for DCA. 

Have a great week! 
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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  372.4 #556 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6891 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  119.2 #3111 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  218.1 #1663 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  359.7 #586 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1430.1 #98 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  178.9 #2165 4:40PM
Dance studios sign up and dancers come and do a little "pre-parade" along the route. It's cute ;) - TinkerSchelle  1430.1 #98 1:05PM
@bks4lou sorry-I just saw this question ;) - TinkerSchelle  1430.1 #98 1:06PM
thank you. No worries. I just figured out how to find my old comments to see replies :)  - bks4lou  178.9 #2165 8:21PM

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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  974.4 #169 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!👍👍✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  1430.1 #98 10:53PM
Loooooved it! - melissa_ficent  318.5 #732 9:57PM
I've read both books! Can't wait for the next adventure. Do we have a date when it might come out? - Popcorn  4.9 #17237 3:50PM

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6. goofygal
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7. uscdisneyteacher
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8. CobbPR
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9. BaseballMickey_CM
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any chance you will be welcoming dogs in your outside dining area anytime soon? - MelodyMouse  3734.9 #26 12:24PM
that would be nice - DisneyDavidEMT  1974.4 #67 12:34AM
I heard a law was passed this year that permitted dogs to be allowed in any outdoor dining patio area... someone should look into if this applies lol ... - TheRealJackandSally  60.3 #0 7:08PM


 
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.

I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  26.8 #5724 5:28PM
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181.83

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7. DisneyDonn
100.23

8. ShariRenee
94.43

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DISNEYLAND PARK:

Peter Pan closed through May 7
Matterhorn Bobsleds closed through May 15
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh closed Jan 12-April 2
Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes closed Jan 12-April 2
Splash Mountain closed Jan 12-April 2
Hungry Bear Restaurant closed through April 2
Innoventions closed March 31-September 30
Space Mountain closed May 5-7
Haunted Mansion closed May 4-7
Indiana Jones closed April 20-May1

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Soarin' Over California closed through May 14
Luigi's Flying Tires closed through Dec 1
 

Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.7 #794 8:33AM
Looks like redwood creek will open earlier. 3/3 I think - aud2580  10.0 #9802 3:22PM
it was open when i was there on the 4th. - MsTikiMermadam  147.7 #2630 1:29AM
Critter Country will be opening on the 31st now!  - sleepyhead_CM  596.5 #305 10:42AM
wow,  innoventions will be closed for 6, not 2, months! - MsTikiMermadam  147.7 #2630 3:51AM

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If someone would kindly upgrade my thighphone.... - Butterlina  1506.1 #92 5:55PM
I upgraded on my android phone and I still get adds on the bottom, the add removal does not work as it should.  Often I simply force colse the app then the adds are removed. BUT it does work GREAT ony iPad. - gabes0969  431.9 #454 3:32PM
Have you tried sending in a support ticket? - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5013.1 #18 4:20PM

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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  1097.3 #143 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  669.1 #257 6:30PM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  29.9 #5453 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1097.3 #143 1:21PM
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