Dave    
 12980.7 #2 (DL Qual #4

Jan 26, 2012 3:41 PM  The Hub
Standing on a Soap Box…….This morning I finally got annoyed with all the Face Character bashing that has been going on lately and felt that it was time to say something.. I know that sometimes it’s fun to laugh at others for having stuff on their teeth or making a funny face but some of the things that have been said lately have been flat out hurtful t those in the costumes. People forget that MouseWait is read by a lot of Cast Members. People in the Entertainment department go into the lounge to look and see if any pictures have been posted of them ALL THE TIME. See the lounge has a lot of people they don’t know and people may share one of those special or funny moments that a character might have with a little one and it’s just as fun for them to see as it is all of us. See there is a big difference between what we can do on Facebook and what they can..See while in the Entertainment dept, they really frown upon people posting, tagging or having albums of them while employed by Disney so this is really a big outlet to see those pictures….Being a Face Character is no walk in the park and is probably the hardest job to get in the Park. Disney has very strict guidelines to what the look of the character should be and how the Character portrays the character from the big screen. Some may think it’s easy just to walk around and take pictures and sigh autographs but it is really not that simple and I think for those who go to the parks know that. ...It’s come to my knowledge today from several cast members in the Entertainment dept. that they have actually been hurt and bummed out by some of the things that have been said in here and its making MouseWaiit look bad…I think that its easy to be in a pack mentality on MouseWait and start ripping on things because it’s become popular and everyone is doing it…I don’t think that there is anything wrong with being critical or talking about a bad experience at the parks but when people start throwing low blows about their looks no matter how strong you are its going to sting a little bit.......Would you take a picture of Baseball mickey CMShellypee and make fun of their appearance in the lounge?

One last thing...WE all know and so do the People Playing the Characters know that they might not look as much like the character as the girl or guy who plays it Monday and Tuesday but they look pretty darn good...One of my X girlfriends use to always laugh that she was approved to do Cinderella because she thought she looked NOTHING like Cindy
- Dave  12980.7 #2 3:55PM
Very well said! I have missed the bashing but these cast members are the magic! And MW NEEDS to have a positive name in Disney, not a negative name. I want to be proud to be a MOUSEWAITER, not embarassed! Thanks Dave for saying this! - zippitydoodahdad  15.9 #7721 6:02PM
Thank you for posting this, Dave!!!! Maybe people will start thinking about the image on the screen as a " REAL PERSON" and not just a pic of some random CM. Getting a cheap laugh at someone else's expense is childish and a bad a example to our younger MWers and to the rest of the community. - Candace  1737.8 #88 3:51PM
Thank you. It's the same as when people were posting pictures of guests at the parks and ridiculed them. It stopped because we decided they were people that could possibly be on MouseWait or someone who knew the person could come across it. For some reason it then became okay to criticize face character's appearance. It's not okay to blantantly tease someone just because they're portraying a character and I'm glad this is going to come to an end. Why is it suddenly fine to tear down someone just because they're in character? It's disgusting behavior. Disney made the choice to cast them so all you're doing is doubting their decisions. - MayBie  1885.6 #78 3:54PM
I'm in no way comparing myself to a CM but I have spent countless hours as Darth Vader with the 501st and done Jack Sparrow a number of times for charity events and public functions! It really irritates me to the point of Hulk like anger when I see people taking shots like this ! Most people have no idea what's it takes to be in a blazing hot suit, taking photo after photo with screaming kids and understanding that you have to give every child the same experience whether you are tired, hungry, hot, or having a "bad day"! If you have never been in that position, it's probably best to stay mute, and that's a nice way of saying it! Anybody can buy a costume from the Halloween store and get trashed at a party, but to do countless hours of research to become a character and get into their mentality is not easy AT ALL savvy! Thanks Dave for posting this! - DarthSparrow  70.4 #3998 11:40PM
i agree with ya buddy! whenever i take a picture of a face character i always thank them and smile, and they always say something back and smile. - chris.  2511.0 #48 3:43PM
Me too Chris. I thanked all of them yesterday for posing and they were all very polite in return. - Mimmy  1442.3 #105 4:22PM
yeah they are great, even if the line has already closed to take pictures if a child runs up to them they will still stop for a picture or autograph. or even better they will ask if they want to walk with them until they get to the CM area. and they are all really nice about posing for the camera, most of the time even if i'm to the side of the line they will face me and pose. - chris.  2511.0 #48 4:24PM
I couldn't agree more and I think this should be extended to include people that are in a picture that have no knowledge of it. I always feels bad when a picture is posted and people tease someone else in the photo. It's a mean bully tactic and isn't the at all necessary. It is really easy to tease when you are in an online forum and hopefully it doesn't continue. - LisaMouse7531  410.1 #505 4:03PM
Well said. Good reminder too, this is a PUBLIC forum. One doesn't need to be logged in to read!!! Be aware of what you say. :) - JenAnneWho  300.7 #853 4:11PM
Now I feel like a donkey's butt...sometimes I get carried away with my jokes, and they can be legitimately hurtful, and for that, I apologize - Kari_Bo_Berry  361.5 #595 4:13PM
I was thinking the same. I get carried away. I honestly didn't mean any harm. But that doesn't make it okay. - MagicalCaprice  480.7 #412 4:32PM
MC and I are going to slink off to the corner with our tails between our legs - Kari_Bo_Berry  361.5 #595 6:11PM
I hate CMs. They all smell like vodka and Sucrets. Or maybe that's just me. - Experiment818  1646.3 #93 8:45PM
Thank you Dave. - Zara  283.3 #969 3:45PM
Thanks for posting I love all the face characters one day I would love to be one but I just don't know if I would get in. They are taking there time out to make kids very happy not for adults poking fun entertainment. - princessVanessa  384.3 #552 3:47PM
I agree Dave. I enjoys seeing all the characters out and about I would be sad if they took some one out because of comments made here. - Veronica21  167.9 #2360 3:47PM
CMshellypee is AWESOME!
- VfxGenie  1551.5 #99 3:49PM
Thanks dave. I love them all. I really look up to them.  - BooEve123  800.9 #214 3:50PM
I agree. Thank you for putting it in this perspective. It needed to be said. - JessicaRabbit33  670.3 #278 3:51PM
Well said Dave! Let's keep this bumped so everyone can understand! Face characters are SO important to children and I'd hate to see any of them have a bad day and not light up a little one's eyes because they're bummed about something mean that someone said on MW. I don't like that they're making MW look bad and I hope the offended see this post and realize it isn't MW as a whole, just a few bad apples :/ - AlishaSkellington  175.5 #2241 3:52PM
FINALLY!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1257.4 #124 3:53PM
Very well said. Thank you for posting this and although sometimes I think it is all in good fun, we forget that we are laughing at someone else's expense. Thank you for the reminder!
- EpicDio  456.0 #446 3:53PM
Well said...if there's a legitimate complaint, take it to City Hall. - Darlingwendi  1205.2 #134 3:53PM
Great point! - Dimo  66.3 #4095 5:15PM
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Thank you Dave. I'm sad that this even needed to be said. But I'm hoping it will have a big impact coming from you. - SueBayou  2019.6 #68 3:58PM
Bravo! All he characters are amazing!! I absolutely love seeing how kids (& adults) react when meeting their fave princess or character. It's priceless! They work so hard and are good at what they do! - luvMickey  583.6 #325 3:59PM
Thank you Dave!! Some may not fit our image of them, but it doesn't give us the right to poke fun at them - MarshaMouse  4704.3 #22 4:01PM
thank you! thank you! thank you! I knew there was something to say and you said it right! - BaseballMickey_CM  7103.4 #9 4:03PM
Nicely said Dave. A welcome reminder to all of us, to be more conscience of what we say, myself included. Thank you. 👏👏👍👍 - DisneyFanZoe  1228.0 #129 4:04PM
Thank you so much for saying something. Having this perspective from a person who has been in those specific shoes is a great perspective and IMO it was time someone said something. I was starting to think it was becoming too insensitive and wanted to say something, but I didn't wanna be bashed or told I was wrong. One commen In particular about a princess (will not name who said what and about who) made me think to myself ( "Wow! Who are you to judge. That was harsh." So I let it go and stayed quiet. No one in this world is perfect and we all hav our qualities which make us unique and beautiful. So thank you again for stepping up and giving us that perspective. I hope the CM's know that we respect what they do for us every day. It takes a special individual to be a CM an they are all special in their own way and contribute to the magic the best way they can. Thank you to all CM's. 👏👏 And thank you Dave! 👍 - Aurora_2020  260.1 #1193 4:10PM
It was most likely my comment and I'm pretty ashamed because you're right, I have no right to judge someone else, especially on their appearance. I get caught up in the sarcasm and see everyone else doing it and its easier for me to justify my rudeness, which is wrong. So I thank you and everyone else for pointing this out - Kari_Bo_Berry  361.5 #595 7:21PM
im soooo glad u posted this dave...thank u ..these people live our dream...they r the reasin disney is magical for kids an all of us...thanks dave - akmouser73  139.1 #2823 4:12PM
Thanks for the reminder Dave. I almost deleted my character collage yesterday because of all the negative comments but decided to leave it up since lots of MWers want to see the live park pics, especially of characters, and I didn't want to take the joy away from them. But it made me sad to see the comments posted on those pics for the reasons you mentioned above and also because I took time out of my DL day to take those pics and post them. - Mimmy  1442.3 #105 4:21PM
I loved your collage :) - Jillian  767.1 #224 4:24PM
i thought it was great you went hunting for ariel too! - chris.  2511.0 #48 4:26PM
I loved your collage! It made my day! Even if I think a way about someone I'm not going to say it publicly!! They are Choosen for a reason they have to have the sparkle that makes them a face character! Plus on pictures people might not look the same as they do in person!! - UrsulasTwin  323.7 #729 4:30PM
Thanks guys. And Chris, I lucked out with Ariel. I was sitting down taking a break in Fantasyland and overheard a CM tell another guest that she would be out soon. :) - Mimmy  1442.3 #105 4:33PM
👍 I've had, on the whole, very positive experiences with the characters, even when I am a grown lady asking to take a picture by myself. 😂😂😂 - bluefairy  643.3 #290 4:53PM
Thank you for saying this Dave. All that matters is that sparkle in the children's eyes when they see characters, that's what Disney magic is about. - LBChica  2347.0 #54 5:30PM
I came out of lurk land to say thanks for posting this! Kudos to you Dave! - RandyNewman  401.0 #522 5:45PM
newb😜 - toph  2418.2 #50 5:47PM
Hi Toph!! - RandyNewman  401.0 #522 6:04PM
Hi Rsuff! 😘😘😘 - Mrsblue  693.1 #261 7:30PM
Hi MrsBlue!! - RandyNewman  401.0 #522 8:41PM
Hi RSuff and MrsRSuff😘😘 mrsblue😘 - toph  2418.2 #50 10:10PM
Well said! Thank you for posting this Dave! - Sallyskellington  201.1 #1905 5:55PM
:) thank you. - DisneyVillain  356.0 #614 6:08PM
LET 'EM KNOW DAVE!
- SoloSiyoNqoba  600.4 #318 6:21PM
👏👏👏 - chrissykins  825.5 #207 6:31PM
Dave your absolutely right, I participated in one of those threads but discussed an experience I had that I chalked up to a bad day, I commend all the face characters for staying character at all times putting up with kids stepping on them and touching them and the parents carrying on taking 1000 pictures. They really deserve our appreciation! - akpoppins  263.1 #1166 7:44PM
I am honestly not mad at anyone or directing this at any one person but just saying this as a whole. I know that I have done these things and said things about others in the past and I am just as guilty as everyone else for calling peter pan a scary ginger in tights but I feel that way about all Gingers not just Peter pan (I'm kidding) I honestly just thing that people got carried away and nobody really thought that these people might actually read the lounge or did not look at them as real people but cartoons on your TV...I don't think that anyone meant any harm and hope I didn't make any of you feel bad cause I was not my intentions - Dave  12980.7 #2 9:47PM
I see all people as a cartoon. I see the world as a brightly colored episode of Adventure Time. - MagicalCaprice  480.7 #412 9:48PM
Very well said! It seems like MW Has become a gossip column of complaints & negativity. Making MW lose its true purpose. Hopefully people get the message & stop or post their negative/gossip on other websites. Thanks DAVE!!! - Bellsmom1231  68.9 #4036 12:13PM
Dear Dave: I lurve you. So there. - Butterlina  1540.0 #100 3:50PM
He's okay. 😜 - bluefairy  643.3 #290 4:39PM
👊 - Momof2princesses  153.5 #2583 4:06PM
Agreed. I love all the characters. One of my favorite things to do in DL is visit them. I remember posting a picture of Peter a few weeks ago and was pretty surprised at all the negative comments.
- Jillian  767.1 #224 4:16PM
I was shocked too and hurt because I know how peter acts - DisneyVillain  356.0 #614 9:30PM
Me too Chris. I thanked all of them yesterday for posing and they were all very polite in return. - Mimmy  1442.3 #105 4:22PM
I loved your collage :) - Jillian  767.1 #224 4:24PM
yeah they are great, even if the line has already closed to take pictures if a child runs up to them they will still stop for a picture or autograph. or even better they will ask if they want to walk with them until they get to the CM area. and they are all really nice about posing for the camera, most of the time even if i'm to the side of the line they will face me and pose. - chris.  2511.0 #48 4:24PM
i thought it was great you went hunting for ariel too! - chris.  2511.0 #48 4:26PM
I loved your collage! It made my day! Even if I think a way about someone I'm not going to say it publicly!! They are Choosen for a reason they have to have the sparkle that makes them a face character! Plus on pictures people might not look the same as they do in person!! - UrsulasTwin  323.7 #729 4:30PM
I was thinking the same. I get carried away. I honestly didn't mean any harm. But that doesn't make it okay. - MagicalCaprice  480.7 #412 4:32PM
Thanks guys. And Chris, I lucked out with Ariel. I was sitting down taking a break in Fantasyland and overheard a CM tell another guest that she would be out soon. :) - Mimmy  1442.3 #105 4:33PM
Very well said, thank you!!!! - MinnieMousewife  886.5 #188 4:35PM
He's okay. 😜 - bluefairy  643.3 #290 4:39PM
Well said Dave...people often forget that these are people too. Nobody deserves to be made fun of or degraded because they arent what you want them to be. If you have a bad experience let Disney know..if it was a store clerk you would do that Im sure or would you take a picture of the store CM and post all kinds of mean things?...they are there to make the children happy...stop judging cause poor Peter isnt "Speiling Peter" be nice!  - yellowtonka  241.5 #1396 5:12PM
Great point! - Dimo  66.3 #4095 5:15PM
Whoa. You go Dave! - theRealDisneygirlforevr  175.3 #2242 5:16PM
Thank you for saying this! You're the best!:) - CarmenINwonderlanD  265.0 #1148 5:18PM
For me if I was a character. I wouldn't listen to the talk. Just seeing the glow on kids faces cause they met you would be enough for me. But thank you cast members for making my son's time at Disneyland magical. - Chumash28  1088.1 #157 5:22PM
Well said Dave. - LeleMouse  224.1 #1614 5:25PM
Well said Dave ^_^ 👏👏👏 I certainly would not want to see anyone ragging on any fellow CMs that I know! - SkellyMouse  501.4 #394 5:33PM
newb😜 - toph  2418.2 #50 5:47PM
Very well said! I have missed the bashing but these cast members are the magic! And MW NEEDS to have a positive name in Disney, not a negative name. I want to be proud to be a MOUSEWAITER, not embarassed! Thanks Dave for saying this! - zippitydoodahdad  15.9 #7721 6:02PM
Hi Toph!! - RandyNewman  401.0 #522 6:04PM
MC and I are going to slink off to the corner with our tails between our legs - Kari_Bo_Berry  361.5 #595 6:11PM
Thank you and thanks to everyone who takes such wonderful pics out there - PinkElephants  745.7 #236 6:20PM
I'm so glad you posted this, and I completely agree. I just kept thinking about these young people who had probably dreamed of working for Disney, and had worked so hard and finally made it through the tough criteria that Disney requires, then to be judged so harshly must have just hurt their hearts if they were ever to see it. I know I would be devastated. Thanks for the reminder that words have great power, and let's all use our power for good and not evil, lol :) - PrincessKristin  780.8 #221 7:05PM
I don't think you could have said it better Dave :) - Jewelz  557.9 #342 7:11PM
I just hope he was wearing pants when he posted this. - Butterlina  1540.0 #100 7:15PM
Kidding. - Butterlina  1540.0 #100 7:15PM
And Dave. 😜 - Butterlina  1540.0 #100 7:16PM
Pantless on a soap box? Sounds dangerous! - Jewelz  557.9 #342 7:21PM
On occasion I have been known to do this. 😳 - Butterlina  1540.0 #100 7:22PM
Scandalous! I like it. - Jewelz  557.9 #342 7:26PM
I just hope he was wearing pants when he posted this. - Butterlina  1540.0 #100 7:15PM
Kidding. - Butterlina  1540.0 #100 7:15PM
And Dave. 😜 - Butterlina  1540.0 #100 7:16PM
Pantless on a soap box? Sounds dangerous! - Jewelz  557.9 #342 7:21PM
It was most likely my comment and I'm pretty ashamed because you're right, I have no right to judge someone else, especially on their appearance. I get caught up in the sarcasm and see everyone else doing it and its easier for me to justify my rudeness, which is wrong. So I thank you and everyone else for pointing this out - Kari_Bo_Berry  361.5 #595 7:21PM
On occasion I have been known to do this. 😳 - Butterlina  1540.0 #100 7:22PM
Thanks for putting us all in check Dave, things have been getting a lil haywire around here lately so this is a great reminder that we can all have fun and joke around but there are limits to when and where it's appropriate! - donnievegas  1132.6 #147 7:24PM
Yes - Butterlina  1540.0 #100 7:25PM
Yes - Butterlina  1540.0 #100 7:25PM
Scandalous! I like it. - Jewelz  557.9 #342 7:26PM
Words can hurt Thank you ftom the bottom of our s. - SeñorBuzz&Jessie  68.5 #4047 7:27PM
Hi Rsuff! 😘😘😘 - Mrsblue  693.1 #261 7:30PM
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Thank you. For saying this Dave. Someone tried saying something earlier and I agreed and other started making excuses why it was okay and I got really sad and angry. :( But I didn't feel like starting drama so I didn't say anything. I think every face character is beautiful or handsome in their own way. I do apologize for a few weeks ago joking about one of the Peters. I was joking but If I read it and didn't know me it might of been hurtful. - NeverlandTink  423.1 #482 7:36PM
Well said, I think a lot of people on here forget how widely read this forum is and that those are real people behind the costumes with real feelings.. Let's keep this about the positive and if you have a legit complaint then go to city hall - KelBelle  453.2 #450 8:09PM
I wish I could hug you! That was written so perfectly. - Lifeguardmom  295.2 #881 8:14PM
Thank you for so eloquently posting what many of us were thinking. The pack mentality comment was exactly what I was thinking. It happens far too much in my opinion. We should all keep in mind that the character CMs (all CMs for that matter!) are selected/hired because they exemplify Disney. Who are we to judge?! Let's all keep in mind....WWWD (What Would Walt Do)!! - Gia  802.0 #213 8:18PM
I can't imagine being a face character is an easy job, and I wouldn't be surprised if it would make their day to come in here and see that they spread a little magic. Thanks for posting this Dave! - Missshelly  698.3 #257 8:24PM
Thank you for posting this Dave.  Nicely put. - LAFDWifey  81.5 #3782 8:25PM
👍👍 - iFramedRogerRabbit  1957.8 #74 8:25PM
Hi MrsBlue!! - RandyNewman  401.0 #522 8:41PM
I was shocked too and hurt because I know how peter acts - DisneyVillain  356.0 #614 9:30PM
I see all people as a cartoon. I see the world as a brightly colored episode of Adventure Time. - MagicalCaprice  480.7 #412 9:48PM
Hi RSuff and MrsRSuff😘😘 mrsblue😘 - toph  2418.2 #50 10:10PM
Well said Dave!! :-) - disneymomma1  325.8 #718 11:52PM
Im so glad you spoke up about this bulling. I saw the day they were making fun of princess nd felt so bad I just removed it from my thread. I would have reported but Im not up that rank yet. Hope everyone has a better understanding of how much their comments really mean to each cast member. We should have the upmost appreciation of every cast member at disneyland. - luvsariel  214.0 #1750 12:03AM
Bump - Vegaspooh  134.4 #2890 9:45AM
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It is sad that a post addressing this deplorable behavior even has to be requested to stop. Thanks for speaking up Dave.  It is my dream to some day play the Fairy Godmother at DL (but in a few years so I can "mature" in looks a bit more LOL) and I would be absolutely crushed if complete strangers were bashing my looks or performance.  Shame on them and for making MouseWait a negative place for the hard-working CM's.

  

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you always said I would make a good Fairy - Dave   12980.7 #2 10:20PM
you always said I would make a good Fairy - Dave  12980.7 #2 10:20PM

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April 2015: Fantasmicfan1 466.89
March 2015: HARR_E 423.38
February 2015: Winnie111286 364.36
January 2015: ShariRenee 408.65
 

! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2289.7 #58 7:16AM
- MowgliLovesBaloo  65.1 #0 5:18PM
- CoachDisney  94.1 #3567 5:35PM
   - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  198.9 #1931 7:59AM

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
2.88

2. Goofytom
1.6

3. Moog
0.65

4. richiii3
0.52

5. mamabeam
0.35

6. DoomBuggy61
0.25

7. TiggerBelle
0.24

8. MommyandBash
0.16

9. Tom
0.1

10. Dolewhipped
0.08

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  😁 - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  198.9 #1931 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  50.2 #4552 11:33AM
👋❤️ - Tom  9083.8 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2181.7 #64 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  50.2 #4552 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2181.7 #64 9:42AM
Geez. I only recognize like two people in this whole post 😂 - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4399.0 #26 4:51PM
SIC. How come we don't see you in here often anymore?  Miss seeing your posts. You have so much to share with all these newbies  - Goofytom  1201.1 #135 12:16PM
I'm secretly watching  - Plumiegirl  9168.3 #4 11:13PM
Kind of shows anyone can play trivia and do well, newbie or veteran!😀 - secretagentangel  1951.1 #75 1:33PM

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


We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 4 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! Then we go to the MW spot we've held in DL to watch PTN and fireworks! Everyone is welcome! - secretagentangel  1951.1 #75 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!😂😂😩 - secretagentangel  1951.1 #75 10:47PM
Thank You - suzieq65  52.9 #4451 6:20PM
We will be there in November - makeitbluesaysmerriwether  35.5 #5192 9:58AM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1776.5 #86 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1638.0 #95 2:27PM
I ❤️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1345.1 #114 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10913 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1776.5 #86 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10913 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  1345.1 #114 7:09PM
I heard there's a cool Winchester Mystery House meetup 😬 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1028.2 #168 7:17PM
Any MW Tinkerbell half marathon weekend runners interested in a photo op meet-up/s before one or all 3 of the races??  - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  720.8 #249 2:11PM
When is this race? - secretagentangel  1951.1 #75 6:15PM
The 5K is May 8th, 10K May 9th, and the Half is May 10th. - CoachDisney  94.1 #3567 2:43PM
I will for the 5k, will be there Thursday afternoon till Friday noon. - Sleepingbeautysmom  305.3 #827 8:17AM


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

1. MadameLeota
64.83

2. jacdanfan
62.58

3. goofygal
60.88

4. u163665
23.45

5. JPatDL
21.42

6. Alicewhoareyou
19.83

7. Coaster
15.12

8. Bullseye
10.75

9. VinceTheNinja
10.33

10. mousesizz
9.93

 

SEE THE TOP 100


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

unFORECAST for the week of July 27, 2015
Crowd levels have been rising since Disneyland's official birthday on July 17th. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our new MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the high 70s, which is light for summer crowds. When temperatures rise, the crowd does thin out a bit (especially Annual Passholders)--and this week should be a hot one with forecasts in the 90s through Sunday. We feel that the crowd level will be similar to last year (high 70s on the Crowd Index) and the heat will keep some away. To get a real-time look at crowd levels, check the MouseWait app for Crowd Index averages and wait times. - Admin Jul 28, 2015 9:36AM



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  488.4 #404 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7120 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  383.1 #553 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  160.7 #2482 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  239.1 #1420 5:04PM
summer surely has been very busy!  - MarshaMouse  4704.3 #22 12:18AM
I was there this week, Tues, Wed.,Thur. Very hot and muggy. Long lines except single rider lines were great. Because we had 3 days we didn't mind waiting in line. It's so fun to people watch while you wait. We had a great time. Can't wait until next time to go back. - Popcorn  9.3 #10617 9:33AM


Hey I'm finally on this list 😄👍🎉 - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4399.0 #26 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1375.0 #112 12:34PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #1975 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  369.2 #578 5:56AM
Sweet, I have 3 on this list!!  - MisFit.Mouse  627.6 #299 2:52AM
After all of this time being away and I made the list - cyndaws  257.9 #1211 1:45AM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Innoventions closed March 31-September 30


DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Luigi's Flying Tires closed through Dec 1
 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.2 #7631 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  322.3 #737 8:33AM
The weather is ok,t shirt and sweater,jeans,a coat at night(layer and you'll be fine)...it's busy but you're coming at a really good time.you will love it😊and if you have park hoppers for each day you will be able to go back n forth...I live 15 mins away so you can always message me if you need more details or have any weird questions... - DarthFairy  58.7 #4280 7:31PM
Thx! - DisneyLov3r  6.3 #0 1:55PM

Thanked by:   Tom   carminaire   kimdis   41 More Thanks Song   giapet   BaronessVonShush  
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  368.7 #580 12:29PM
Awesome - keepmovingforward  204.0 #1876 8:39PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come to our la  Brea sticker meetup which starts early at 4 pm then come join MWers to watch PTN and Fireworks too!  - secretagentangel  1951.1 #75 11:59PM
was bummed i did not make it two weeks ago,  see you in aug! - MsTikiMermadam  369.2 #578 6:41PM
Check✔️finally completed the list! I think my favorite is the new fireworks shows!!! Gives me goosebumps and brings on the happy cry.  - MinnieMyLove  190.5 #2038 9:00AM
Can't wait  - Disneyprincessvmk  55.6 #4359 7:26PM
- araguerra  177.1 #2218 1:59PM

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


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

1. CobbPR
6726

2. uscdisneyteacher
6001

3. BaseballMickey_CM
5487

4. Dave
5388

5. Duchess_SMK
5011

6. Plumiegirl
4772

7. Stitch_Legacy
4712

8. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
4307

9. ElSuperRaton
4197

10. pikarich
3918



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  3142.0 #40 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  3142.0 #40 2:34PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
15903.6

2. Dave
12980.7

3. jacdanfan
9179.5

4. Plumiegirl
9168.28

5. Tom
9083.8

6. goofygal
8838.15

7. uscdisneyteacher
7668.78

8. CobbPR
7121.82

9. BaseballMickey_CM
7103.44

10. Bullseye
6777.44


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  1951.1 #75 2:09PM

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  1201.1 #135 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  670.8 #277 6:30PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #65949 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  181.6 #2164 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  677.4 #269 2:20PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. uscdisneyteacher
77.98

2. MadameLeota
73.14

3. jacdanfan
67.61

4. goofygal
64.82

5. Alicewhoareyou
38.48

6. Winnie111286
32.94

7. grumpypapa
30.78

8. u163665
23.45

9. JPatDL
21.42

10. Coaster
15.17



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

Oh my goodness.  I can't believe my name is actually up there next to all the people who I love following.  Thank you:-). Have a great 60th everyone - beentoall  184.0 #0 6:25AM
Waytago! - MelodyMouse  5936.1 #16 10:09AM
- JediKitty  914.5 #182 4:29PM

Thanked by:   JediKitty   Song  
Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
7103.44

2. Stitch_Legacy
5138.01

3. RickChavez
3535.92

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
3793.83

6. caramiapoohAKAface
3854.47

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2377.7

8. Dave
12980.7

9. Duchess_SMK
6112.87

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
4398.98



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS


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

Can you get a discount on annual passes too? - DeeDeeMouse  246.1 #1338 9:59PM
How do you get discount on AP passes. Guessing use MOUSEWAIT - suzieq65  52.9 #4451 4:00PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - gedi0614  25.5 #6043 12:13AM

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  3363.8 #38 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.1 #7215 10:32PM
After the video my 3 & 1/2 year old says, "that's cool!" It was. Very cool - MommyandBash  181.6 #2164 3:44PM
- MommyandBash  181.6 #2164 1:32PM


 
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  630.0 #296 8:03PM
I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  30.0 #5611 5:28PM
Thank you snitsos for your support, glad you liked Season Two! - Admin  12:13AM
Thank you for your support glad you liked Season Two! snitsos - Admin  12:15AM
Test - Admin  12:16AM
- valj84DisneyDeppAddict  198.9 #1931 9:35PM
They make paper copies?!? - LilMissPixie84  309.5 #801 9:23PM

Subscribe to the MouseWait Email NEWSletter for Disneyland and MouseWait news, and never miss an update! 

Nice pic!📷 - Stitchcrazy62622  16.6 #7555 10:18PM
Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  25.7 #6018 10:05PM

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

Credits have been applied to everyone's account as of today! - Admin 11:40AM
I just called them to price out our potential trip in June. Chris was so nice and the MW savings are phenomenal! Still waiting on work vacation approval to reserve the room!  - HNL2SFO  205.4 #1856 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  128.5 #2974 3:57PM
@Admin. I filled out a form for May 22nd.  I hope you got it. Thanks. - Winnie111286  4506.7 #23 2:23AM
@@Admin I booked with get away today and am staying at the HoJo in December.  Does MW still give the 100 credits or do I have to book with the hotel directly? - dsnylvr1975  6.9 #13194 5:02PM

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

- valj84DisneyDeppAddict  198.9 #1931 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  50.2 #4552 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. 😁👍 - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  198.9 #1931 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  20.5 #6745 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  50.2 #4552 8:58AM
I downloaded the app but it too won't add my name so if I play as guest it doesn't give credit to my mouse wait account :(Help!  - DisneyDrea  141.9 #2779 9:08PM
I can't figure out how to play on the Web version. I have been trying for a long time. Help, please - Winnie111286  4506.7 #23 2:44PM

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