53.9 #4703 (DL Qual #1314

Jul 11, 2011 8:26 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Anyone else seen that documentary about the homeless families living in the motels across from DL?? "The Kids of Orange County" I think it's called. Broke my heart in half to know that all those children live right across the street from The Happiest Place on Earth and have never experienced it. Watching and hearing excited kids and families going to and from the parks with treats and souveniers they can only dream of.... And most nights they watch all of this on empty tummies. It made me so sad and I'll admit a bit guilty to think of how often we get to go. I thought it would be so special if on our next trip.... instead of buying souveniers we could sponsor 1 family for 1 day at Disney complete with starting the day with a Character Breakfast...and ending it off with dinner on mainstreet watching the fireworks. I have no idea where to begin to even implement something like this.... So I'm throwing it out there - ideas ? Comments?? What do you guys think?

I would love to be involved! Please keep me updated!! - Disneylove21  55.7 #4633 8:29PM
I've never heard of it but it's definitely something I would love to be involved with! Email me if you'd like [email protected] - LisaMouse7531  410.1 #555 8:33PM
I've seen it. They said the thing that gives the hope is watching the fireworks every night from the motel room - ERICKA  491.5 #449 8:34PM
I watched it last year. Broke my heart. ξ€£ I think of those kids everytime I visit the parks.  - TangledNdisneY  324.7 #27 8:36PM
Oh wow! I never knew! My heart is breaking right now! :( - kritomiester  364.1 #646 8:38PM
My friend is a social worker in the area, well she's a counselor for welfare. I can ask her if she knows of a family that would be worthy. Maybe I can send her your contact info. - PrettyPixie  760.3 #255 8:38PM
I saw it too. It's really sad. - DizGeek  453.6 #497 8:39PM
Never heard of this. My heart aches to think of that. Keep us posted, I would like to help. - jjdq  338.0 #733 8:40PM
Count me in :) - MouseketeerforShort  340.3 #724 8:40PM
I haven't seen it but we can try to contact the network with your idea! My email is [email protected] or you can text me! - Disneylove21  55.7 #4633 8:41PM
A few questions...Why THOSE hotels...they are more then others? What was the Doc? Meaning you think they got paid? VERY sad! - peacelovemickey  350.6 #691 8:41PM
Disneydreamgirl I'd like to be involved. You don't have your text enabled so please message me so that I can get your email. Thx - PrettyPixie  760.3 #255 8:44PM
@prettypixie that's a really good idea.... I'm in Canada so it's hard to know where to start or even know how to choose a family. I know some have them have been there a long time.... Years even. - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4703 8:46PM
Omg I'm in. I teach in East LA and most always wanna write about going to Disneyland but most never have been and I always thought I should do something to make that dream of theirs come true, they envy me knowing I go and I always wanted to sponser some of them too but never really knew how to start..hmm u made me start thinking I should really get on it to start. Keep us posted - MarshaMouse  5036.1 #27 8:46PM
I would love to donate. [email protected] - goofy562  6.4 #15546 8:46PM
Yes it's horrible. These are the kinds of students I teach, very close to there. I can't even use the parade as an example because most have no idea what I'm talking about. :( I think every child should go to Disneyland. - PinkyMouse  82.0 #3969 8:47PM
I would like to help. It might be small, but I'd still like to help! - Zipitydoodahdad  270.0 #1188 8:49PM
its was called motel kids and they are every where I spend two years in a motel when I was growing up - DonaldDuck85  174.3 #2364 8:49PM
This broke my heart! :( I agree with pinkymouse EVERY child should go to disneyland! Keep us posted I want to help if its possible! - amerado  9.5 #11632 8:50PM
I'm trying to change my settings but for now I'll just post my email.... [email protected]... - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4703 8:52PM
Oh and I forgot to add, I'm in to help. - PinkyMouse  82.0 #3969 8:54PM
Are you talking about those magazine solicitor kids? - HotDiggityDogDaddy  1113.5 #169 8:55PM
Count me in! - cinderella5  333.1 #754 8:56PM
This is amazing.... You guys are all truly amazing!! We're gonna be in Anaheim Oct. 10 - 19 and it would be wonderful to plan something for that time.... - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4703 9:01PM
I want to help too. Maybe we should find out first if Disney sponsors them. I'm sure they do already. A couple of years ago, we met some kids in those sesame street t shirts and they told us they were orphans who got to go to the park for the very first time. - Elaine  411.4 #551 9:03PM
I'm going to guess that Disney won't sponsor them (or anyone) but I'll bet some CMs would sign them in. :) - PinkyMouse  82.0 #3969 9:04PM
A good way to do this might be a reply all type email 'potluck' style where people put there name in to donate an item like ie. 4 churros or 4 t-shirts or 1 day hopper. All price ranges... Whatever a person feels they can afford. Also we would need to send said money to a volunteer on here that everyone trusts. We could send out nominations.... Just some random thoughts... But I've never done something like this so everyone's input is needed and appreciated - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4703 9:14PM
I remember one of the Moms of the hotel kids worked at DL! I think she worked in the parking structure? - TangledNdisneY  324.7 #27 9:16PM
I've never heard of i, but it is a great thing you want to do and I would love to be a part of it so please keep me updated. ^_^ - MickeysPrincess  151.5 #2729 9:22PM
That breaks my heart to hear that count me in anything u guys plan. Everyone needs to experience the Disney magic atleast once! - ThumpersMom  13.8 #9209 9:25PM
Ok, we all have great ideas and a passion for doing good. If we are going to do this, how about this, 1 there are thousands here in MW who is willing to donate.each person an give what tgey can but$ 20 per family will work. That will equal $20,000. 2. That can get 100 people in. 3 contact Disney to see what they can do to assist in our cause, ie.. donate plads to get vip services for each family or get special fast passes. With the extra money that will go for food and suviners. I wouldnt mind in assisting with organizing. That is one of my gifts. Lets see how close a family MW can realy be. Pleast text me or email me at [email protected] - PinTrader  262.7 #1262 9:25PM
Ok I'm gonna check all feedback to this post over the next few days... But feel free to email me at [email protected] in the meantime so I have names and email addresses. Everyone will be added to the group list... We'll see how things go from here? - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4703 9:29PM
Awesome 2eyedmike thanks for jumping in!! - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4703 9:31PM
I'm in too - disneyfreakatbirth  277.0 #1114 9:32PM
I will definitely donate. Count me in! - addiespapa  9.4 #11728 9:34PM
I will donate who should I email? Can you accept international money??? Maybe visa payment or something - Cath  26.3 #6505 9:36PM
I have seen this before and I would love to get involved to help these families experience this place we all love. - mstiauna27  89.9 #3802 9:37PM
I will see if I can contact Disney and get a nonprofit # so I can open an account at a bank for deposits. Maybe we can also put out a call to Admin and let him know what we are trying to do. He might have more weight woth talking to Disney. - PinTrader  262.7 #1262 9:59PM
I've seen it, broke my heart. I think ur idea is wonderful. - luvdsny81  34.1 #5732 10:03PM
This would be a very awesome and generous thing to do. I'm not trying to be a downer on here because I too would love for these families to experience this amazing creation of walts, but I think something more on the lines of care packages for the families that include food and necessities would be more appropriate. I've been involved with social justice organizations these past 4 years while I was at Loyola Marymount University, and one thing that I saw was helpful and a more resourceful is to provide the families with something that is more practical. Some people might hate me for this, but unfortunately, these families are for the most part very low income Latino and African American families that would benefit with things that they need. Perhaps this would present itself with such a thing as MWService Project. And after all this if there is would come a trip to Disneyland Resort. In my opinion practicality should come first then fun. Either way this would be a dream come true for a lot of people with either type of help. And again, I know some people won't agree with me but perhaps just consider it because if I were in that position, I would prefer the necessities first. - TikiJOSEsWingman  332.4 #756 10:15PM
well said BTMRRman. At the very least, everyone could donate supplies that are Disney or MW themed. If they need simple things like additional shoes, clothes or blankets, they could be from the park or the store? - dphizz  171.8 #2411 12:14AM
Definately count bgj and I in, we always get involved in things such as this. I agree though we need to make sure these kids are getting food, clothing, hygiene products etc.... just giving out money is not the best idea cause honestly you never know if it will get used properly. - donnievegas  1132.7 #166 12:29AM
I think both ideas are great and with enough support both ideas could totally work!! The kids need a little fun too and even one day would boost their sprits I'm sure!! And they can be using Disney supplies for school etc for awhile! Let me know!! - Sydkitten  125.3 #3161 12:29AM
I agree with @ BTMRRman. If I don't have a home or money for shoes do I really want $20 worth of mickey ice cream for my kid when $20 can buy my family necessities? The average family of four spends over $500 in a single day at the park $400 alone of which is park hoppers. It's such a wonderful and generous idea but if your family had so little you had to scrape for every cent would you rather have one magical day you'd probably feel guilty about taking or would you rather have breathing room for food bills or medication. I don't think there is a right or wrong answer here but it's something to consider. - SorcererMky  306.1 #903 12:33AM
I gotta agree with BTMRRman. While we may think that going to DL would be a great thing for those kids - food, clothing, a doctor visit, etc may be more what they need (and actually want). There also might be social issues that could present problems. I would love to be a part of something also, but I think it's complicated and has to be done right. I also don't want to be negative... I'd love to bring some Disney magic to those kids... but in the right manner! - msdizmaui  743.5 #266 12:35AM
count me into with whatever help you need [email protected] - Tinky76  318.8 #830 12:40AM
How about a package to a well deserved family with the things they need plus there tickets in the box and a gift card they can only use there that way you know the Money is being spent at the park.. All ideas are great..!! - HOTDOGsMOMMY  66.5 #4324 1:29AM
I'm gonna follow this post. Please keep me updated! I would LOVE to help! - blackwidowbride  5.7 #16954 2:39AM
Count me in, no matter what the final decision is! - Gia  802.0 #235 4:41AM
Yah I totally get that food and basic nessecities should come first... I also think giving them a memory of 1 (or more) dream day at Disney could give a kid a lot as well. You never know what might be inspired in them! I know I'm inspired everytime I go..... - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4703 6:45AM
I saw this doc last year! Very sad! I wonder How they are now. - swingingwake  217.9 #1797 6:54AM
I think this is an amazing wonderful idea. I wouldn't be able to sponsor a whole family but I would love to donate some money. We could maybe even get some churches involved. - LovelyBree  10.4 #10980 8:07AM
I really liked the idea of a care package as posted by BTMRRman with Disney backpacks filled with socks, underwear, blankets, a hat, T-Shirt, etc. and maybe a Gift Card from the local Walmart or such - possibly donated by Walmart or sponsored?? But I don't like the idea of putting the Disney passes in the package. For one, Disney is an overwhelming entity for most let alone some of these families and I fear most tickets would go unused or be sold. Also, the Disney Gift Card can't be used at the restaurants, only on merchandise. Also I love your enthusiasm ROGLIGHTYEAR and your ideas are super, but I worry about doing a 3 day trip with these families as most of the parents who do have jobs, could never take that kind of time off. I love the idea of a Mousewait Family 'Hosting' one of these families for the day. It would be a connection that these 2 families may share for many years to come. The poster who commented on the NON-Profit Number ~ excellent Idea! I was having serious worries last evening about breaking any State or Federal laws with this.... so I do think that's the best place to start. Keep all the good stuff coming! This is all fantastic! - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4703 8:21AM
I just noticed your comment LovelyBree so I should elaborate. By hosting another family, it would be with pooled funds through this organization. But the Mousewait family would act as an accompanying host or guide for the day sharing their knowledge, leading them on the adventure, showing them the things they might otherwise miss ~ I know these families need so much more than a day at Disney... but as a mom I can't help but think that seeing their child's faces open in wonderment, or the giggles of excitement or SKIPPING through the park. That's right I said it LOL there shall be skipping - allowed or not. For one day all other reality ceases to exist except the one that lies beyond those gates. Maybe I'm just naive?? - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4703 8:29AM
Count me in, would love to participate. I agree that one magical day free of daily worries would be great for anyone. I also agree that a backpack filled with daily nessessities is a great idea. - dltwin55  217.7 #1799 8:45AM
Keep us posted too!!! - jennjillo7  15.5 #8618 9:58AM
Keep us posted too!!! - jennjillo7  15.5 #8618 9:59AM
Before you fall for this lock, stock, and barrel, don't forget it was produced by Alexandra Pelosi - Nancy Pelosi's daughter. It had a definite political agenda. - sr_citizen_space_ranger  70.0 #4228 10:11AM
That's true... all documentaries ultimately do. But it doesn't mean that these families don't exist? Anyone here have some first hand knowledge or experience to share? My main motive here was one of a genuine nature.... and nothing more. - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4703 10:25AM
Maybe we could connect and team up with "Project Dignity", a nonprofit that focuses on helping motel children. You can find out alot about them online. ROGLIGHTYEAR ... I know exactly what you mean. This community has the potential to accomplish great things.... - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4703 10:40AM
Bump - PinTrader  262.7 #1262 12:51PM
Bump - PinTrader  262.7 #1262 2:14PM
Count me in! Please let us all know the best way to help and we can make something great happen! - Nala  380.4 #603 2:47PM
I have never seen this Doc and I have never seen the kids when we visit the parks maybe because we park in Mickey and Friends structure and do not enter from Harbor Blvd. I saw a preview of the film and I also agree with care packages one young boy had on shoes that had holes in them. A trip to the parks would be awesome but what about long term for these families the day ends and they are still left in dirty clothes, holes in shoes, and hungry bellies. - luvlilo  19.9 #7527 3:02PM
This is a great idea!!! I'm in! I like the GC ideas, it's a good way to ensure they are able to eat in the parks while they're there. I also agree that they need other things besides a Disney trip, si care packages are a good way to help in that area :) - TandAlly  213.5 #1856 3:28PM
I am adding my two cents. Take it for what it worth. I walk by this hotel every morning on my walk. And we bike by it on put way to the park. It is motel style. It would be cool, I think, if they were given care packages. It could have a Disney slant, but from what i see they need food, hygienic care, ect. It is also a half way home, so it has all types. An idea might be to hand out the item at the motel. Just my two cents.... - calimisti  9.1 #11907 3:42PM
I think my original post is being misconstrued. There are already other programs in place that assist with day to day necessities.... Project Dignity deals specifically with the needs of these motel families. Because MouseWait is a Disney community I thought it would be great to give the gift of a Day at Disney... A day away from their harsh realities. Of course when it's over they still live in a motel...I don't pretend to know how to change that. I just wanted to brighten the eyes of a few kids for a day.... - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4703 4:54PM
work on pirates! - missgoofy  371.6 #624 5:03PM
I was thinking seriously about creating a non profit for children like that not disney offiliated but a program with a catchy name for those less fortunate than us crazy supporters of a mouse ! Creating care packages with disney magic in mind would be spectacular im a college student that is a disabled vet with copius amounts of time please hit me up with ideas and i would totally make this a reality not just in the OC but every where ! - Duckfan  13.9 #9180 5:47PM
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For the people who are still following this post..... How long have you been on MW and how often do you visit DL ??? Just curious..... - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4703 9:39AM
@disneydreamgirl... I have been on mw for a little over a month...and I make the trip from San Diego to dland about 4-6 times month ...why the curiosities? - MouseketeerforShort  340.3 #724 9:43AM
Just wondering how that stat correlates to the people who took interest in this post.... That's all - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4703 11:09AM
I'll preface this by saying I think this is a great idea, I've worked with some of these kids in the past through a previous employer. They are wonderful deserving children. However, for the 100 dollars a 1 day hopper costs you could provide much needed food, clothing, school supplies, household items etc... I still think taking them to Disney could be magical but I also think we need to realize the much more immediate needs they all have - Pixarprincess  544.5 #389 11:19AM
Bump - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4703 9:49AM
I'd be involved in something like this, jeep me updated. - Darla  22.2 #7127 9:50AM
I will try to keep everyone updated as much as possible. Anyone with info or suggestions please email me..... Thx!! - disneydreamgirl  53.9 #4703 1:03PM


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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  643.2 #321 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.5 #7404 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  442.0 #509 7:32AM
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  175.3 #2345 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  270.6 #1179 5:04PM
I'm glad Saturday's are good we are going tomorrow ! - vanessav87  5.4 #17904 3:45PM
Saturday's are less busy - DarthFairy  471.9 #468 2:18PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.6 #75245 12:12PM

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  1824.8 #96 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  11744.9 #6 6:08AM
  - JediKitty  1139.6 #164 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  296.4 #964 1:34AM


 
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  1423.1 #123 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  224.9 #1699 7:31PM
- MommyandBash  408.1 #561 10:29AM
@Admin  HOPE you are working on #3!  - Dianat710  52.1 #4770 5:41PM

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. secretagentangel
97300

2. jacdanfan
95000

3. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
78500

4. leopardditz2000
71000

5. DisneyGrandma
65000

6. teapotsandteacups
60000

7. Melody_CM
55000

8. debbiev
52750

9. DarthFairy
48950

10. MeridaFan
46130

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  764.3 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  135.1 #3006 9:06PM
@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  652.2 #313 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. πŸ˜‚ - DisLUVney  635.3 #327 9:23PM
I finally made a list besides wait times.wait times has become almost impossible with the crowds,reception blows.but thank you for all you do@@@@Admin - DarthFairy  471.9 #468 7:43PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  107.9 #3506 12:21PM

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  6436.7 #19 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7604 10:32PM
- disneyforme  239.8 #1508 7:33PM
  - teapotsandteacups  314.6 #849 10:17PM

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  0.6 #0 9:26AM
Just got it! - Dizkid  459.0 #490 12:29PM
Doesn't everyone have a countdown clock on the top of one of their pinball machines?  Unfortunately mine is blank because our DL trip was weeks ago :( - awhittle  0.0 #127092 10:15AM
That just means it's time to start planning! πŸ˜€ - AngiMouse  99.1 #3651 1:02PM
Ours is blank too with no plans anytime soon. That's why I come to β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈ - DisneyMom13  296.4 #964 7:30PM
So from the looks of it, there is not even one app made for those of us on android. You know there are millions of people who do not own iPhones. Its kind of rediculous these days not to offer an android version of apps. Would love to help this site grow by donating, but I see no point in that when there appears to be no intrest by the app builders here to support android. I mean how about atleast a partialy functional app so we can feel that theΒ android users are even wanted as a part of the mousewait community.Β I see lots of requests and sad posts about no android, but dont see any replys by the site to the fact that anyone is even working on it.I've checked back here every so offten to see if there is anything for android users, but never bothered joining until today.I just wanted to rant a little, and now I am done.Unfortunalty, at this point I think I am officaily giving up on mousewait.Β Thanks for reading Β and understanding my frustrations ( i hope ) and please everyone........Have a Disney-tastic day!Mark - molney14u  0.0 #127101 11:05AM
I have an iPhone and an old droid. I use the old droid for wait times when my iPhone can't connect and it works fine. There's so many droid phones to have  separate apps for but I hope android makers would start using the basic same code and security but I'm probably wishing on a star for that . I miss my droid but a lot of apps don't work the same.  - secretagentangel  5590.0 #23 8:10PM

Get a quick overview of the new features in MouseWait 9 for iOS, our biggest update since 2009! Get the free version here, or upgrade to Platinum here

Just installed the MW app on my new phone yesterday. This will be very helpful for me since I am used to the android version. Thank you. - teapotsandteacups  314.6 #849 11:41PM

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  2420.3 #63 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  296.4 #964 6:28PM
Oh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ just realized that post was 2+ years oldπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well people are still taking turns very slowly. Maybe it's the app, not the players.  - DisneyMom13  296.4 #964 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2783.4 #49 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4243.8 #36 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #68005 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  408.1 #561 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  1369.1 #130 2:20PM

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
31.38

2. teapotsandteacups
16.54

3. Goofytom
16.22

4. sheridanrabbit
12.63

5. DisneyMom13
9.31

6. mamabeam
3.01

7. otilegna
1.3

8. beentoall
1.28

9. catlikesmouse
1.18

10. richiii3
0.71

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  296.0 #968 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  95.8 #3703 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  12016.2 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2692.3 #54 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  95.8 #3703 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2692.3 #54 9:42AM
Any tips on how to keep a game going?  Seems like the past few times I've played Random the other person stops playing and I can't finish the game.  :( - azbellatink  246.2 #1424 12:47AM
Invite  people  to play in the to 10 for the week. We don't  all play everyday but you'll  get your game finished.  - richiii3  1369.1 #130 10:45PM
Yay I made the list!!!!!!  - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  149.3 #2767 7:02PM
 YOU!!! Having fun playing!! - DisneyMom13  296.4 #964 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoall  764.3 #0 2:19AM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Melody_CM
1921.95

2. Winnie111286
1114.14

3. Coaster
513.63

4. misschurro
351.64

5. jacdanfan
334.97

6. ShariRenee
332.37

7. beentoall
331.91

8. goofygal
325.85

9. Tom
282.56

10. Goofytom
266.1



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I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  15760.3 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2183.5 #74 1:11PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  641.3 #322 9:59AM
Entering wait times is my favorite thing to do!! - stllady  178.6 #2303 9:17AM
Yippeeeee!!!! I made the list!!!  - dizzneyfan  565.6 #372 7:17AM

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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  296.3 #966 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  154.2 #2690 3:57PM
Good morning @@@@@@Admin I submitted a stay at Hojo for 7/2/15.Β  I haven't seen the Credits yet.Β  Would you please check the records?Β  I can resubmit the Form if you need me to.Β  As always, thanks for all your wonderful help. - Winnie111286  15352.8 #3 8:02AM
Admin Thanks - Winnie111286  15352.8 #3 3:18PM
Hi @@@@@@Admin I filled out the form for 2/28 at Hojo and haven't seen any Credits. I also sent you a Support Ticket last week. Would you please look into this? As always, Thanks  @@@@@@Admin - Winnie111286  15352.8 #3 10:50PM

Deadliest Cast Member Season One & Two + VOYAGEERS Multiplaner & Great Storyteller are both available to read on Kindle Unlimited! You can sign up for a free 30 day trial of Kindle Unlimited and read all four books at no charge! Go here to access the books on Amazon. Thanks for your support! 

- MommyandBash  408.1 #561 4:52PM
- MissAmericaSings  426.5 #529 7:58AM
- RetroDisneyPins2002  41.7 #5234 1:39PM
We want more books - sctoaonk75  286.1 #1030 7:42PM

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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  1096.6 #172 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2041.8 #80 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  408.1 #561 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  43.6 #5143 2:38PM

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

1. #MWMEETUP #MWBLAST TO THE PAST ATTRACTION TAKEOVER
Apr 29, 2016 06:30pm

2. #MWMEETUP #TRIVILATOR QUEST AND HUNT
Apr 30, 2016 01:00pm

3. Breakfast Meetup at Tangaroa Terrace
May 01, 2016 09:00am

4. #MWMEETUP #MWBLAST TO THE PAST DAPPER DAYS MEETUP, PHOTOS and more!
May 01, 2016 12:00pm

5. May the 4th be with us pika style
May 04, 2016 06:00pm

6. Az meet up
May 28, 2016 06:00pm

7. #MWMEETUP ONE LAST TIME
Aug 06, 2016 12:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1238.5 #145 12:31AM
It was January 8 I think but I left it as I think it's funnyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I'll have to delete it😭😭 - secretagentangel  5590.0 #23 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1238.5 #145 6:03AM
It looks like we need to get more official meet-ups happening in the parks.  πŸ˜„ - LaPearleNoir  2183.5 #74 9:38AM
I do one a week but we need more! We were saying last week to add an Astro blaster to Friday maybe? We could do a monorail or BRMRR sweeper tooπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Plus I'm trying to post a few ahead of time so people can plan. Next week the meetup we do for MW  had to be Friday again but hopefully Tuesday  the next week! We have two very cool ones coming up next month! It's a secret😎😎😎😎 - secretagentangel  5590.0 #23 9:47PM
Your Tuesday night meet up is great but I'm just remembering all the meetups we used to have.  I wonder what the meet ups are next month..... I'll be there with my  - LaPearleNoir  2183.5 #74 10:30PM
i keep ending up with tues classes,  and missing the tues meetups.  so glad i have made a few of them! - MsTikiMermadam  1238.5 #145 6:05AM
I'll post the ones I know about, I'm switching some to weekends too. And maybe get a few others too! 😊 - secretagentangel  5590.0 #23 8:49PM
Sad but won't be there until 2017 but would really love to meet some of you incredible people - mjpdisney67  31.2 #5998 6:45PM
Would love to be able to attend a meetup someday! - jackattacksmom  19.0 #7723 11:36PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Jungle Cruise REOPENS MAY 6
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad REOPENS APRIL 15
Monorail REOPENS MAY 20
Matterhorn Bobsleds closed from April 18-22 and April 25-29
River Belle Terrace transforms into a table service restaurant Feb 10
Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue CLOSED permanently
Fantasmic! Jan 10-TBA
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-TBA
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-TBA
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-TBA
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes Jan 10-TBA
Tom Sawyer Island Jan 10-TBA

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Silly Symphony Swings closed -- TBA
Grizzly River Run closed April 18 -- TBA
Disney's Aladdin is permanenly closed--Frozen will take its place


 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7447 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  346.7 #704 8:33AM
Any idea when Autotopia will re-open?  - CentralCoastAuntVon  70.4 #4213 9:51PM
hopefully never - Dave   13763.5 #4 9:27PM
Bully - secretagentangel  5590.0 #23 1:57PM
My Kids enjoy Autopia - E-Ticket  1470.0 #116 8:29PM
Haha we do enjoy Autopia also!! My niece is very concerned about all the construction going on but knows it will be much better!  - CentralCoastAuntVon  70.4 #4213 1:17PM
Will Indiana jones reopen on the 3 or will it reopen on the 4 - Disneylandgirl1955  45.3 #5072 5:52AM
It was open today - AngieC  238.2 #1525 10:58PM

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what is MSEP? - markchop  74.6 #4109 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2783.4 #49 9:33AM
I miss the Electrical Parade.  My mom was actually covering a story about the Electrical Parade and got to ride in one of the vehicles.  - RetroDisneyPins2002  41.7 #5234 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  296.4 #964 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  565.6 #372 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7054 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  40.5 #5303 7:25PM

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