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Dec 15, 2011 11:01 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
My love for Walt Disney----Its no secret that I have a deep fond love for Disney. The theme parks, the movies, the music, and the culture..its very safe to say that Walt Disney and what he has created is truly imbedded in three generations of on my fathers side... My Grandfather set their sites on Los Angles in the early 1950s after having my father in Montreal.and the family and decided to buy a house in Orange and started work at the Disneyland hotel in 1956 as a chef. He worked there for several years......I think because of that my grandparents and parents fell in love with Disneyland and use to bring me to the parks every week and even got me the an AP the very first year they came out in I think 1983 at my ripe age of 5....for years and years Disneyland all through my younger years was a thing we did as a family and all enjoyed it. I grew up with the movies like all of you. My first movie in the theater was Jungle book and my mother still says she cant believe I was quiet the whole time...Imagine that LOL...My love for all things Disney was so bad in Grammar school that the teacher told my parents in 2nd grade that she wanted me to stop sharing all my Disneyland stories during story time about your weekend because it wasn't fair for the other kids....hey they could have gotten APs HAHA.....Well all along this time my Father had a very great job and everything was going very well for us and he was with his company for 15 years until they decided to sell the company to Marriott.....He was approached by several large companies for very go jobs and weighed out his options...Little did he tell my sister and I until the day it happened was, he was now in upper management for the Disneyland Resort...Even though we all had passes it was like Christmas...Dad's working for DISNEYLAND!!! always as a kid, I always said, I'm going to work at the parks, so when that time came when I was 16 I got the job...O! Well, a year later in foods I was burnt on it and had a friend I met while working whom told me she was transferring..I said where? Character departments...WOW, she said yea, just come try out, you'd be good at it with all your energy...So I did and even though I passed the tryouts and made it!!!! My department wouldn't let me transfer yet (, I had to wait but I did get in and had the best few years working I've ever had in my life...Making others happy and creating life time memories was what Walt had done his whole life and for me to be able to walk on that stage and actually portray a character he created Goofy and many others was truly and honor. I know that there were times when I was on stage in front of his apartment taking a stroll with a little child making him and his parents day he was looking down smiling and what he had created for so many people all over the world..It was several years between working at the parks and getting into the corporate world that I really got back into Disney like I use to be..MouseWait changed that in Dec of 2009, its all been uphill since then...I cant begin to tell you how thankful I am for MouseWait and all the wonderful lifelong friends I have met on here and the new friends I meet each week..Thank You Uncle Walt for all that you have brought to my family, all the wonderful times that I, my friends and family have all had at your parks and enjoying your characters. movies and music... you've helped shaped my life, made me so happy, create memories and make wonderful friends I cant even begin to touch on it....Love you WED....

I had to cut down my original version...I could go on and on....I still get choked up at the parks at times and I have to take a step back and just enjoy the beauty that it beholds..if that dream did not become a reality most of our lives would be different... - Dave  12018.9 #2 12:21AM
😒☺😘 - toph  2416.6 #46 6:46AM
@Dave Wow. Top-knotch, most passionate, profound and heartwarming story I've read on MW thus far. Thank you for sharing!!! - Jacqueline  580.0 #308 8:23AM
P.S. Now I know why I kept seeing your name dropped by other MWers when I first started using this app, lol - Jacqueline  580.0 #308 8:24AM
I'll admit I do the same, I think it hits you even more on those solo trips too. There's something different about walking the parks without any distractions other than the park its self....one of my favorite things when life gets a little crazy. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’— - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3928.1 #25 9:12AM
Dave you made me cry! This is one of the most touching posts I've ever read. Thank you for sharing and thank you for all you do for MW and on a personal note, for being so welcoming when we first met. - SueBayou  2019.4 #62 11:31PM
You have made all of us Daves proud. Thank you. - NascarDave  296.5 #844 12:36AM
:-) - PrincessDuckie  745.4 #219 11:05PM
they had this limited edition print during the 50th my Dad bought me that I love...its from the original negative of this shot signed by the orgianl photographer - Dave  12018.9 #2 11:07PM
awww that made me smile :) Thanks for sharing your story.
- Jillian  767.1 #210 11:07PM
Very nice. Thanks for sharing all of that πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘(droid translation 3 hand claps) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4688.5 #20 11:08PM
I have some questions for you about how things used to be-maybe you can answer them ? :) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4688.5 #20 11:10PM
Wow great story really is an inspirational story of its own. πŸ’š it! - Jackie211  472.7 #396 11:09PM
A beautiful tribute Dave! Bravo :) - Darlingwendi  904.5 #175 11:09PM
Aww, such a great post Dave..thanks for sharin, it made me smile :) - Sallyskellington  201.1 #1879 11:10PM
I have some questions for you about how things used to be-maybe you can answer them ? :) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4688.5 #20 11:10PM
Wow, what a great story... Thanks for sharing. :-) - disneymomma1  325.8 #689 11:14PM
Great post Dave!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜ - LBChica  2035.3 #61 11:14PM
Thanks for sharing. - Mouse4life  1293.1 #108 11:14PM
ξ€Žξ€Ž - CaliAdventure  225.3 #1557 11:21PM
That's such a great tribute not only to Walt but our favorite banana! I'm glad I have MW and met you! You truly brought untrustability in my life lol - MarshaMouse  4074.4 #24 11:21PM
Very cool story Dave.  And I also have that pic - actually the Boyer lithograph version - hanging over my bed!   - msdizmaui  632.6 #271 11:26PM
Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing with us! - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1035.3 #151 11:26PM
Wonderful post about three generations! Thank you for sharing! - Minniex3  200.9 #1881 11:32PM
❀ this! I'm always genuinely happy when people have this kind of love for Disney. There's just something about the park and everything he stood for that opens up a door in your heart. It sounds like you have amazing parents and Grandparents. - Missshelly  694.2 #239 11:41PM
Such a wonderful post, from such a wonderful person!! It's really nice to hear more of your Disney history. Can't image MW without your fun spirited engery! So fortunate to have met you! Much loveπŸ’— - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3928.1 #25 11:43PM
Wow, great story! - CherryTreeLane  460.0 #414 11:45PM
Thank you Dave for sharing such a great story.  I hope to meet you in the parks sometime. - Alicewhoareyou  1392.0 #99 11:49PM
Wow Dave, this is such a great story! I'm not gonna lie, I got teary eyed, and I'm also jealous that you got to go to Disneyland so much as a child lol, but still, your post was one of the best posts that I have ever read!
- dlmickeymouseCM  2404.5 #47 11:55PM
Dave is a character for life.☺ Nice post! - Plumiegirl  8343.5 #3 12:01AM
Amazing story, Dave. :-) - Fanatic4Disney  268.3 #1077 12:03AM
That was a lonnnnnngggggggggg story. Half way there! - kristian  1989.3 #63 12:09AM
Beautiful Story I had a tears in my Eyes - QueenBianca  123.0 #3016 12:13AM
😘😘😘 I can't type anything right now because I will burst out in tears!!! - MozPrincess  582.4 #306 12:13AM
Thanks for such an amazing post Dave. We all are in agreement on how Walt has touched our hearts with the building such a wonderful place for us to enjoy with our families. Wonderful movies that we watch over & over again and shed tears for. But few of us have experienced that special meaning of Disney as being a Cast Member. Walking through the park when its empty on your way to clock out and think, Walt walked here just as I'm doing, and a chill runs down your spine. When you get that first big smile from a guest and thanking you for being so helpful. So thanks Walt for everything. - splashphotoCM  885.6 #178 12:21AM
I would have been OK with never working there but as a kid growing up there at the parks then working there i think that you have to really give thumbs up on those whom have or do work for the parks..And those whom have really put their time in like 818, Michael and others you really need to tip your cap to them...its amazing how many people it takes to put on the happiest show on earth...its a team effort and without one another it would not work.....honesty, my times as a kid and even today as a guest at the parks are more precious to my heart as memories than being a CM because they are the ones helping create those memories for me and my friends.....but no matter what dept you were in, you were part of that show and were part of the magic....Thanks to the Magic Man himself...W.E.D - Dave   12018.9 #2 12:28AM
Couldn't have said it better. I think that's why we are so passionate when someone make a negative comment about the park or it's policy - splashphotoCM  885.6 #178 12:33AM
I would have been OK with never working there but as a kid growing up there at the parks then working there i think that you have to really give thumbs up on those whom have or do work for the parks..And those whom have really put their time in like 818, Michael and others you really need to tip your cap to them...its amazing how many people it takes to put on the happiest show on earth...its a team effort and without one another it would not work.....honesty, my times as a kid and even today as a guest at the parks are more precious to my heart as memories than being a CM because they are the ones helping create those memories for me and my friends.....but no matter what dept you were in, you were part of that show and were part of the magic....Thanks to the Magic Man himself...W.E.D - Dave  12018.9 #2 12:28AM
Thank you for sharing. That sounds like an incredibly fun time working at the parks, and being able to share the joy. Again, thanks for sharing! - SorcererBHhaha  409.0 #485 12:28AM
Couldn't have said it better. I think that's why we are so passionate when someone make a negative comment about the park or it's policy - splashphotoCM  885.6 #178 12:33AM
So sweet.. Thank you so much for sharing your story with all of us. I look forward to meeting you one day - Bambi.  604.3 #291 1:02AM
Dave I love this story! You never cease to amaze me! - Mrsblue  692.9 #240 1:20AM
Super awesome story!! Disneyland is amazing πŸ’—πŸ’— Thanks for sharing how Walt Disney has touched you and your family; really great to read :) - SarahLovesDisney  81.3 #3708 1:26AM
Wonderful, Dave. Just wonderful. πŸ‘ - JediStitch  429.7 #445 2:29AM
Tears of joy and a stuffy nose of awesome memories flooding my my head....its oozing out my eyes nose and heart!...Thank you Nana & Toto for taking me to DL almost every single year ...Thank you Mom & Dad for continuing to take me... Thank you Walt for building such a great place for your family and ours... Thank you Admin for MouseWait and all you do... and Above All Thank You God for instilling in Walt E Disney what you did to spread Joy Magic and Happiness ..... Praise God Almighty!!!!!!!!!!!! - WaltSentMe  324.9 #693 2:46AM
This is an amazing post. You have a wealth of knowledge and the few times I have had the privilege of hanging out with you in the parks and your love all things Disney is transparent, your love for this community is just as strong. Thank you for this post, it's really inspiring.
- vincentchase1  672.8 #250 2:51AM
What a sweet, thoughtful, and elegant post. It's touching the way you wove your personal experiences with Walt's inspiration. Thank you for sharing. - Willierose  2046.4 #60 4:15AM
Great post Dave. Thanks for sharing. - MikeyMouse  92.7 #3516 4:23AM
I loved reading your post  thank you for sharing that with us - Jo_ohanna  387.4 #518 5:03AM
Beautiful Dave! Thanks for opening and sharing a great heartwarming story with us. Love you! - DizGeek  453.6 #423 5:21AM
Beautiful post Dave. Thanks for sharing this. MW would defiantly not be what it is today if you weren't here. Between you doing so much to help make the app better and making me laugh daily, Thank you. - NeverlandTink  423.1 #455 5:22AM
What a great post! Thanks for sharing. I love hearing these kinds of stories :) - melissa_ficent  318.5 #725 5:33AM
Like, like, like, thank you for sharing Dave! - akpoppins  263.1 #1120 5:48AM
Thank you, Dave. Your post brought tears to my eyes. I think Disney is imbedded in all our hearts forever! - Aeloriel  6.5 #13033 5:49AM
Wow Dave, thats a great story. - BuccanEAR  282.7 #938 5:54AM
Thanks for such a beautiful and touching post. - PrincessKristin  780.8 #206 6:12AM
What an amazing tribute - SeΓ±orBuzz&Jessie  68.5 #3942 6:13AM
Enjoyed your story. Thanks for sharing it :) - MsDisneyLove  168.2 #2311 6:15AM
Thanks for sharing :o) - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1126.4 #133 6:20AM
That was a great story! I enjoy hearing how other people came to love Disneyland. Thank you for sharing with us 😊 - PirateQueenBriezy  308.3 #777 6:20AM
😒☺😘 - toph  2416.6 #46 6:46AM
Dave great story.. never realized what your background at Disneyland entailed... Now im jealous.... thanks for sharing - Disneylanddad702  464.3 #410 8:13AM
@Dave Wow. Top-knotch, most passionate, profound and heartwarming story I've read on MW thus far. Thank you for sharing!!! - Jacqueline  580.0 #308 8:23AM
Very beautiful story dave!! It's very comforting to know that the one who makes us laugh is genuine about it to make us smile as if we were at disneyland smiling!! Thank you for your magic !!, you should move this story to the review, so people can truly understand what mw is all about! - bobapetebot  135.5 #2832 8:23AM
P.S. Now I know why I kept seeing your name dropped by other MWers when I first started using this app, lol - Jacqueline  580.0 #308 8:24AM
Wow! What a great story even choked me up a little. Hope to meet you on one of our Disney trips. Walt Disney truly made the world a better place. Thanks for posting this. - angryduck  109.0 #3282 8:26AM
The compassion, energy and spiritedness of your story is truly touching Dave :) Thanks heaps for sharing! - Anissa.  178.7 #2154 8:52AM
Very heartfelt and genuine! Actually worth reading a long post ;) thanks so much for sharing your story with us! - SteamboatMinnie  310.6 #760 8:57AM
Great story!!! - Elaine  411.4 #481 8:58AM
:-) - Madimay  176.6 #2179 9:00AM
Thank you for sharing your amazing life storyπŸ˜ƒ - MickeyPrincess  232.6 #1466 9:11AM
I'll admit I do the same, I think it hits you even more on those solo trips too. There's something different about walking the parks without any distractions other than the park its self....one of my favorite things when life gets a little crazy. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’— - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3928.1 #25 9:12AM
A very nice story!! - Disneymomblessedx3  362.6 #567 9:27AM
Thanks for sharing, Dave :-) What a rich family history! - LAFDWifey  81.5 #3703 9:35AM
That was such a wonderful story Dave. I'm glad you shared it here. - Sharkgrrl19  229.1 #1519 9:55AM
Very nice Dave! - Tom  7684.1 #5 10:02AM
 Beautifully said Dave!!! Now I'm crying!  - adriz  187.6 #2044 10:05AM
nice story Dave! Didn't know that your dad worked for Disney. I get caught up in the magic sometimes while working. I catch myself sometimes watching the fireworks and other CMs are like "what are you watching?" What other place has fireworks every night?  - BaseballMickey_CM  6482.1 #12 10:07AM
Nice Dave, Jungle Book was my first Disney Theatre experience too. Then my parents got me some read along books with orange tapes in a big white binder thing. Loved it. Thanks for sharing. - elninoelmo  28.3 #5519 10:38AM
Very well said Dave I was chocked up while reading this!! I'm si happy to be apart of this wonderful MW family!! Thank u all for making MW such a wonderful place to be apart of!!! - yvetteissogoofy  194.8 #1955 11:05AM
Dave Thank You for sharing....
- OOGIE_BOOGIE_MOM  140.8 #2745 12:17PM
Aww Dave:) I loved this! Thank you for sharing! - BooEve123  800.9 #199 12:20PM
WOW Dave! How wonderful for me to open the Lounge the first time in a couple of months to find such a fantastic story! With this, you are at the top of my list (along with Baloo, Dahulament...and a few others!) Of favorite MW'rs! Thank you for brightening my day! - weaver941  403.9 #492 12:30PM
What a wonderful story!! Thanks for sharing 😊 - minnieMisty  275.2 #995 12:36PM
This was absolutley amazing to read...thank you so much for sharing your family's beautiful Disney story with us. It truly made my day. Thank you. - MinnieMousewife  805.1 #196 2:04PM

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hardly anything open!  I know - I know - the diamond anniversary- doesn't make sense to travel there with nothing open.   - Sfarrell  80.9 #3711 7:31PM
Why not? I've had a blast all week!! - MissMolly  1265.6 #109 11:42AM
Some may not agree, but I don't think it's that bad. I would be bummed to miss some attractions if it was my one trip of the year, but the crowds are low and the missing attractions will be better than ever in a few months.  - chrismis21  492.6 #381 2:46PM
Me too @Missmolly! - ShariRenee  5017.2 #17 5:50PM
I hope they're changing the matterhorn bobsled seats.  Went once after the last refurbishment and NEVER again.  I literally bruised my tailbone. Everyone had back pain for the rest of the day.   - fancyshmancy1999  5.1 #16179 1:04AM

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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  311.7 #751 10:04PM
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Delicious food and wonderful tea! Better  than anything inside the park - JediJT  0.4 #77047 5:24PM
I like to bring home a box of baked goods and a sandwich.  The next day i can eat and unpack and extend the dl experience. - MsTikiMermadam  51.4 #4368 6:49PM

The Season Two cover is revealed through an epic trailer--a tribute to Walt Disney. Check it out below and go here to get more info on MouseWait's hit series Deadliest Cast Member. Follow us on Facebook here

Looks good - Chumash28  1079.8 #143 4:48PM
How exciting! Always love your trailers! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 7:42AM
I can't wait to start reading this.  - grumpypapa  2757.0 #39 7:23PM
When oh when will this be available on iTunes?!?! I have never finished a book so quickly. I am rereading it with my son while anxiously waiting for season 2 to be iTunes ready. Please hurry! - snitsos  26.7 #5655 9:54PM

GOAT EFFECT is finally here for iOS! #SaveTheGoat by knocking the dynamite out of his mouth and see how high you can run your score up! Press on your High Score on the main page to see where you rank in Game Center. Have fun!

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Credits have been applied to everyone's account as of today! - Admin 11:40AM
I still have not received my credits from the birthday bash? - vegashappyhaunts  98.0 #3449 6:01PM
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What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  13.4 #8043 3:57PM
I have done this form multiple times and I never get the points :( - Disney4life  59.2 #4150 10:43PM
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Here are the upcoming MouseWait Events. You can post your event on mobile here, and on the web here. Thanks!


I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1254.9 #110 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1301.1 #106 2:27PM
There are no current events, hmm. Meet-up anyone?  - FrankenweenieVelinee  1619.7 #85 8:57PM
I would love to - mini_MINNIE   1019.3 #156 2:28PM
Coffee - MickeyLumboCM  777.2 #207 8:51AM
mini_MINNIE  MickeyLumboCM Shall we host the Great Coffee-Meet-up at Market House? (provided that MrsLumbo can cover your dusting-the-plates chores?) - FrankenweenieVelinee  1619.7 #85 9:46AM
She won't let me out this week - MickeyLumboCM  777.2 #207 2:34PM
MickeyLumboCM can't you just sneak out the window and leave pillows under the blanket? - philliprocks  928.0 #169 11:09AM
@philliprocks Oh she's on to that trick. Now i distract her with del taco coupons - MickeyLumboCM  777.2 #207 12:52PM
We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 8 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! - secretagentangel  1321.9 #104 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1321.9 #104 10:47PM

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  401.5 #498 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #12579 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 #644 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
Loved them all! - MinnieCarman  251.1 #1232 8:26PM
Thank you MinnieCarman! - Admin  2:40PM
thanks! I just got the first one for my kindle!  - LuvMySmallWorld  28.8 #5477 9:09AM


 
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Take me to your Quality Leaders - MelodyMouse  3493.6 #27 1:04PM
Phillip is on another list! My hit list! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:41PM
Them is fighting words - philliprocks  928.0 #169 1:57PM
It's not nice to hit  - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3928.1 #25 6:41PM
But sometimes he deserves it! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 10:00AM
He throws Rocks doe - RickChavez  3276.2 #33 3:07PM
I was excited for this until reading a little more and for the dinning packages I think they aren't making this affordable for the average person. Also, I hate world of color cause you have to stand so if you get a fast pass through the machines I hope you don't have to stand - Disneyprincessvmk  46.9 #4526 11:36PM
Anyone here in DL today would like some company for a few hours? - jamesmuller8  0.0 #64324 1:07PM
Soo nice you asked, I wish I were there now, will be later though - TinkerbellRings  1.5 #59352 9:29AM

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Mr.7, that was fast. And I think it's been less than a year since you joined right? Thanks for sharing your talent with us - philliprocks  928.0 #169 6:08PM
Haha - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 12:33PM
Number 6 now - philliprocks  928.0 #169 2:09PM
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Bullseye - TinkerSchelle  1254.9 #110 3:08PM
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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  886.5 #177 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1254.9 #110 10:53PM
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Loooooved it! - melissa_ficent  318.5 #725 9:57PM

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  1407.3 #98 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  385.2 #521 12:40PM
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I always use this when I shop on Amazon  - Plumiegirl  8343.5 #3 11:26PM
I didn't know about this. I'll do it next time I'm going to shop with Amazon! - melissameow  17.2 #7027 3:23AM


 
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  26.7 #5655 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
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Thanks for the sticker!!!luxkitty - GoofyMom77  642.1 #264 12:19PM
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Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends with our new WEB VERSION of the TRIVILATOR! Play single or multi-player games real-time with people from all over the world. You can also play on your iOS device with our app.

I've only been playing random players and that is definitely hit or miss. Anyone who wants to start a game with me is more than welcome!! Plus - you'll probably win! Lol - MissAcroBRAT  244.5 #1312 8:13AM
Just sent you a couple of invites. Let's play - Goofytom  1060.6 #146 4:06PM
I love this game! If anyone wants to play, I'm willing! - DisneylandOrBust  353.0 #0 10:02AM
I sent some invites too!!!! - DisneyPrincessT  75.9 #3787 10:40AM
I haven't played in a while so if anyone wants a game start one and you might get some easier points ;) - chrismis21  492.6 #381 3:19PM

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

Update for week of Monday, January 19, 2015:

Park Hours: DL: 8am-11pm (Monday), 10am-8pm (Tuesday-Thursday), 9am-11pm (Friday/Saturday), 8am-12am (Sunday). 

DCA: 8am-10pm (Monday), 10am-8pm (Tuesday-Thursday), 9am-9pm (Friday/Saturday), 8am-10pm (Sunday). 

Attraction Closures: All of Critter Country (re-opening April 2015), Haunted Mansion (opens Friday 1/23), Matterhorn (May 2015), Sleeping Beauty Castle (March 2015), Snow White Grotto (May 2015), Pacific Wharf Cafe (re-opens 2/6), Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (re-opens in March), Soarin over California (re-opens May 2015), Taste Pilots' Grill (re-opens in 3/13). 

This week's "Wednesday with Walt" AP presentation is a look into "The Story of the Silly Symphony". Make sure to pick up a wristband with a valid AP at the Main Street Opera House starting at 12noon on Wednesday to attend one of the presentations that evening. 

unForecast Prediction: Expect it to be quiet this week (CIs in the 50s-low 70s). For the weekend, expect the parks to be moderately busy with CIs in the low 70s-80s, as this is "non-peak" season.

Have a great week MWers!  - BaseballMickey_CM Jan 20, 2015 11:11AM



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  352.8 #599 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6792 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  114.2 #3188 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  216.8 #1668 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  356.6 #587 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1254.9 #110 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  167.6 #2320 4:40PM


 
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