73.4 #4016 (DL Qual #3067

Apr 1, 2012 4:14 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Ok all, i have a question. We are goin to DL in one week (yay!), and taking my 2 yr old neice for the first time. The problem is, sheMs a runner. The minute u turn around shes gone. We are thinking about getting one of those kid "leashes" but i don't know. What do u think?

My two year has gotten a bit too comfortable at Disneyland and tends to run away. There was a group of about eight of us watching her and she still ran away. She sits in her stroller between rides and walks from stroller to the queue and through the lines. I am highly considering getting her a leash for several reasons. One being her safety. People are not looking for little people when they are walking. Two she likes to run she is a ball of energy. Three sometimes no matter how well behaved your child is Disneyland us a very exciting place and they tend not to listen. I am not going to stop taking my child just because people think it is wrong to put her on a "leash". - Deltachiq  1228.0 #138 7:08PM
High five sister! We used a leash on both the girls. :-). - PrincessDuckie  884.0 #201 7:11PM
I see no problem with it. Do it to keep my brooklynne safe! - ScarfGirl  642.6 #303 7:16PM
Agreed! I'm not going to not take my child there because he tends to run off at times. He gets punished for it but if I kept him away from places we would be locked in our house 24-7! I try and keep him in the stroller as much as I can but he has been running since he turned 1! Every child is different and I agree with you deltachiq. Kids tend to get restless if in the stroller too long or carried too long. Again, it's a personal choice with the leash but others that disagree would be very upset if/when my son runs by them and knocks them over with their food or drinks in their hands. That's when I'll say, oh my bad and walk away. Maybe they will understand then. - brodysmommy  422.4 #505 7:39PM
The children's safety is the most important thing. And u are so right about people not looking out for knee high people when they walk. If u want to buy one of those backpack leashes for brook to let her have some measure of independence while keeping her safe then I say go for it! - Kimantha  188.4 #2113 8:40PM
Delta, you better hold on tight bc Brooklyn is going to take you for a ride!!! She is sooooo fast!!!! LOL!! - caramiapoohsadface  4000.9 #35 9:04PM
Stop by the Baby Station for a lost child sticker. There's a space for your name and phone number. I suggest placing it on your little runners back! - LaPearleNoir  1730.0 #95 4:26PM
Never knew that - gigibunny2  242.8 #1424 4:29PM
Never knew this! Thanks! - cynDOLEwhip  1175.5 #146 5:41PM
You are welcome. My daughter just turned 3 and we found out about this in January. - LaPearleNoir  1730.0 #95 7:09PM
Great tip, I've never heard of this! - bluefairy  643.3 #302 8:10PM
Just remember to not write the kiddo's name (nickname or otherwise), just in case. :) - flukefan  270.5 #1127 9:04PM
This is a very big controversy here, as you can see. We took our daughter when she was not quite three. When walking hand in hand through a crowd she would spot something cool and run off out of sight! Very scary for parents! Mind you, Disneyland is very safe, and full of great CMs, but still scary! We got a leash and uses it when needed. Do not worry what others think, your family is what matters, and do what you feel is best for you! - Roto  245.6 #1382 5:19PM
I see parents all the time with them. They are great. To all others who judge - don't. To each their own ☺ - Elaine  411.4 #522 5:30PM
Those leashes are a Godsend!! Don't let it replace them having to hold your hand but it is a level of security if they break free or you need both hands for a minute. Of my 3 kids, 2 were runners. I don't know what I would have done without our harnesses for them! We didn't use them all the time but in big crowded places they are wonderful! People that "poopoo" th have never had runners and don't understand it has nothing to do with your parenting. I was so thankful my third wasn't a runner :) - Autoalice  161.4 #2518 6:29PM
I agree. I was against the leashes before having kids and with Brody, you can hold his hand and put him in the stroller but as soon as he gets out he is gone! It's definitely just a security thing for the adult in such a crowded place. - brodysmommy  422.4 #505 6:33PM
Leashes are ridiculous. They're children not animals. If the child can't stay put, or listen or stay in a stroller, they shouldn't be taken to DL. - DisneyFanZoe  1249.2 #135 6:50PM
O_o - ScarfGirl  642.6 #303 6:56PM
Uuuuhhhh..... Ouch.... - SaraLuvsMickey  30.5 #5775 7:03PM
Agreed - Lelundrial  615.0 #323 7:04PM
No, it's not an ouch. I've raised babies. I'm a Mom and I don't subscribe to the theory, that because they're young, bad behavior should be excused. If they won't ride in a stroller, or stay with you, then you keep them home until they can behave in a public place. - DisneyFanZoe  1249.2 #135 7:12PM
Im a mom too, of a 2 year old. I don't use a leash because of my daughters 'bad behavior' she's a typical 2 year old....Full of energy, and a short attention span...lol... It's just a personal preference. I don't think she looks like an animal at all, and it gives me a little more peace of mind to have her connected to me if her hand slips out of mine while we're walking. How is she supposed to learn how to behave in a crowded place like Disneyland if I don't take her? - SaraLuvsMickey  30.5 #5775 7:31PM
Like the rest of us did. Leashes have only just become common. I didn't have this issue. Neither did my sister who has 4 children, neither did my Mom, or my Grandma, or my Aunt, or my friends, or quite a lot of people that I know. If your child can't behave in a public place, you for sure shouldn't take them to DL to learn. It's really not complicated, either behave or sit in the stroller. And I use a leash to walk dogs, not children. And I didn't say they look like animals, I said children are NOT animals, which is why they don't need a leash. - DisneyFanZoe  1249.2 #135 7:42PM
They're not for behavioral control. They allow a bit of freedom. You're going to take a toddler to The Happiest Place on Earth and expect him/her to SIT in a stroller all day? C'mon now... - susieQzee  555.8 #356 7:46PM
No. I expect my child to stay with me. Why is this so hard for people to grasp. - DisneyFanZoe  1249.2 #135 7:49PM
Leashes aren't new. My brother had one when he was little. This was 30 odd years ago! My parents did a lot of international travel before I was the age of 3. They had a harness for me while traveling in international airports where a blonde haired, blue eyed baby girl was worth more than it's weight in gold. They forgot it one trip and they put my father's belt around my waist instead. I wasn't a runner as a child but in those situations it was necessary. My brother was a runner and it was the only way to keep him safe. - Autoalice  161.4 #2518 7:50PM
And I use the long leashes to allow dogs a little freedom. - DisneyFanZoe  1249.2 #135 7:50PM
Well they may not be "new", but the incredible amount of parents using them is. I have an almost 15 year old, and I never saw anyone using leashes when he was an active 2 year old. - DisneyFanZoe  1249.2 #135 7:52PM
It's interesting that you group children with animals and behavior problems. - susieQzee  555.8 #356 8:02PM
No it really isn't. Leashes are used to walk dogs, historically. Children that can't sit in a stroller, or run from you, or don't listen, aren't behaving themselves. How is this interesting? If you're trying to imply something else, don't. - DisneyFanZoe  1249.2 #135 8:07PM
You're right, I don't 'need' a leash, but I do appreciate the small peace of mind it gives me, and I don't find that ridiculous at all. That's great that you and your family and your friends didn't use a leash. It doesn't bother me that you didn't. Why does it bother you that I do? That being said, I've never gotten into an argument on this board, and I don't intend to start now..lol... I think we should just agree to disagree. 😊 - SaraLuvsMickey  30.5 #5775 8:14PM
I'm not implying anything. I simply made an observation based upon your comments. That's all. Leashes aren't the first thing repurposed to suit another need. And I agree with you, SaraLuvsMickey. Use one or don't. It matters not to me. - susieQzee  555.8 #356 8:21PM
I actually disagree very strongly with leashing a child, but I am well aware that quite a few MWers use them, so to avoid offending many, I kept my thoughts at a minimum. With that being said, the poster asked for opinions, I gave mine. And I have had to defend why I don't use them and don't want to, and I really don't need to. I didn't seek out your contribution to this thread and start an argument. You two disagreed with my thought and proceeded from there. I have my peace of mind, always did, and I still do and a leash wasn't necessary for me to find it. - DisneyFanZoe  1249.2 #135 8:29PM
DisneyfanZoe now tell us how you really feel. Lol - Bambi.  605.0 #329 8:35PM
Haha Bambi!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„ - DisneyFanZoe  1249.2 #135 8:36PM
This is the reason why I carry my kid all say and night at DL..... - VfxGenie  1556.6 #104 9:18PM
An not a fan of these so called leashes. But my cousin has tired to use it on his two year old. Which isn't a fan of it him self. They got him a Mickey one which he love to have on but the minute he feels that your holding on he sits on the ground and refuses to move untill you let go. - Bambi.  605.0 #329 4:32PM
lol - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #161 4:40PM
My dog does that too, you put the leash on and he puts his head down on the ground and doesn't budge. 😜 - bluefairy  643.3 #302 8:16PM
πŸ˜‚ - DisneyFanZoe  1249.2 #135 8:31PM
You have to stare them down when they do that--show 'Em you're the leader of the pack! Lol. 🐢 - Spoonful_O_Sugar  605.5 #328 9:03PM
Leashes were made for that reason use it. Your going to use what you have to to make sure you dont loose a kid - ScarfGirl  642.6 #303 4:40PM
If it gives you peace of mind use it. You can always un hook it if don't want it. - DisneyVacationLover  501.4 #407 4:47PM
Aaaah, the good 'ol leash debate. Do what you feel is best for the child. - LBChica  2391.0 #59 7:24PM
Leashes are the best!!! - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #161 4:16PM
So people do bring their kids on leashes? I was worried we'd be the only ones. I feel better now. - tinkinvegas  73.4 #4016 4:18PM
No us MW'ers like to put each other on leashes - Villescas8  606.9 #327 4:30PM
No no...belts. We like to get a belt that fits a 500 pound man and wrap that baby around our kids...no leash necessary. - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #226 4:39PM
Ya ppl do we tried on our niece it work a couple of times but now she keeps close - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #161 4:40PM
This is a huge controversy here in MW. Probably best to make that decision with her parents. - Jimineycricket  197.8 #1989 4:18PM
You know what, if it means keeping her safe, go for it... They're not that bad. You could always try without but having one with you just in case! - NurseJennJillO  314.6 #802 4:43PM
I think we are liking this suggestion the best. We do plan on bringing a stroller of course, but I'm sure she's gonna wanna walk sometime. Thanks :) - tinkinvegas  73.4 #4016 5:31PM
If you feel you can't watch her, then don't take her. - Lelundrial  615.0 #323 5:02PM
Pfffttthhhh, took my son when he was 2. Carried him around the park. Let him stand in the lines. No issues, no need to make him look like a dog. - Lelundrial  615.0 #323 7:03PM
There is a "leash" that goes from your wrist to their wrist. I had to use it with my mother in law. Yes I said a grown up. She had severe alzheimers and would wander away from us. I hated having to use it but she would wander out of a store into traffic if my back was turned. - sewgirl  342.6 #676 8:00PM
Bright Visible outfit - E-Ticket  1436.8 #114 4:36PM
Smart! - gigibunny2  242.8 #1424 4:44PM
If she's only 2, then you're gonna need a stroller. Hopefully that will solve your issue. - Mimmy  1442.3 #112 4:41PM
🌴I agree! A stroller will solve a lot of issues of a 2 yr old running off, she's going to get very tired of walking and standing and if you all don't want to be packing her around then it's the best option, also it's going to be crazy busy and who wants to waste precious time in the park looking for a lost child when it can be prevented!! Have a wonderful and safe time😊 - dizzylandjunky  224.9 #1648 5:00PM
My son is the same way. My husband hates the leash but at a place like this, I think it's best to use. It's your call. There have been heated debates on here about them but as a parent with a child that runs, I agree to use it. I don't know how many times Brody ran off and ran into people who fell because they didn't see him. I felt so bad an was just glad those people didn't have food or drinks in their hands or it would have been an expensive trip! Again, my husband is against them but he still can't keep a hand in him at all times. So I say go for it and use it. I've seen other people use it and I just keep telling my husband it would be so much easier.... - brodysmommy  422.4 #505 4:43PM
Don't forget the collapsible water bowl! 😜 - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  746.0 #247 4:54PM
lol - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #161 5:08PM
Thank you all so much for the advice. I will ask at the gate where to get a lost child sticker just in case, and I like the gps idea but I don't know where I would even find one made for that. Good invention idea, Shark Tank? LOL - tinkinvegas  73.4 #4016 5:34PM
garmin.com is the website for the gps tracker. you can get it through your cell phone company(at least att) you get a sticky chip, goes on an object, a pet, or even a person, and then the chips are tracked through their website when it is needed. the box tracker is about $100, plus i think a monthly fee. but for some kids, at risk adults, some animals, laptops, etc.. some people find it an invaluable tool. - secretagentangel  3057.3 #43 8:06PM
Please do not treat your child like a pet. She is human and should be treated like one. In the end it's up to you as a parent. - MrFantasia2000JP  33.6 #5501 8:48PM
but SOME children ARE runners no matter HOW much you teach them. They just are. - misschurro  6189.2 #18 8:52PM
Yes HMACIF I agree. Just look how some Adults act when they get to DL. They get so excited and bolt off to get a pic with a character and stuff like that. Now think of a 2 year old, they get excited too, even more so and dash off - Villescas8  606.9 #327 8:56PM
Im thinking Mr. Phil doesn't have kids - Mouse4life  1293.3 #131 8:56PM
Now picture a collision between the excited 2 year old and the excited adult who didn't see the 2 yr old. - Kimantha  188.4 #2113 8:59PM
Excellent kimantha. With the leash you can keep the pretty faces from hitting the floor. Me I never used but do not have anything against those that do. No right or wrong here - Villescas8  606.9 #327 9:02PM
Yes I agree. I don't use a leash but I think anything to keep a child safe that doesn't hurt them and still allows them to have some independence is fine - Kimantha  188.4 #2113 9:09PM
Now kimantha important issue, where is my $.50 book? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Villescas8  606.9 #327 9:12PM
Agree with asking the parents. Some parents dont like it but some do tolerate it. Personally I don't like them regardless of the kid but it's my own opinion. - gigibunny2  242.8 #1424 4:21PM
When I go to DL with my nieces someone always has to hold their hands. They know that they're supposed to be holding hands at all times, it's the best way to keep them in sight, or they can hold on to your backpack or purse if you don't want to hold hands. Make sure she is occupied with something like a snack or a drink, toy, small coloring book etc - gigibunny2  242.8 #1424 4:26PM
Shock collar - Mouse4life  1293.3 #131 4:28PM
Lol, I thought that was for barking...? - gigibunny2  242.8 #1424 4:30PM
Lol!!!! - LaPearleNoir  1730.0 #95 4:33PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - SueBayou  2019.0 #74 4:35PM
Not a fan personally, I would turn it into a game, skip down main street, sing songs or if you have a stroller, let her push it when she is not in it. However if you feel a leash will be your best bet then go for it.  - tiggertwin  331.7 #714 4:39PM
My daughter was a runner! And a fast little bugger too! But I never used a leash. I just watched her really well and never gave her the chance. But even so,she was more than willing to stay with us because of the crowds. I'm assuming she will be in a stroller most of the time anyway. 2 is pretty young to hike around DL all day. But either way have a great time. - SueBayou  2019.0 #74 4:42PM
They make really cute leashes. I like the monkey one. It looks like she's wearing a monkey backpack and then you have the leash part. Also a stroller might be a good idea. Little ones get tired out easily from all the walking & you don't want to have to carry her. Have a magical time - MickeyMousefanatic  161.2 #2522 5:11PM
GPS is a great idea. You'll always know where she's at! - gigibunny2  242.8 #1424 5:18PM
Write your name and cell in sharper in her hand in case she gets lost - ladylikesdisneysmom  269.6 #1139 5:26PM
Stroller Yes, leash No. - sassypants23675  241.1 #1439 5:31PM
What about a "restraining bolt". (watching Jedi :-) Spike TV) - SingingPansy  17.1 #7745 5:31PM
For my niece and nephew, I cut bracelet sized strips off of a USPS Tyvex envelope with the sticky tab at the end, then will write their name and phone number (moms cell #) on them...kind of like a swimming pass bracelet. You can cut it off at the end of the day and do a new on the next. - pinupgrl76  3.1 #38077 6:21PM
We just use a stroller and hold my son. If its not crowded I let him walk. - Chumash28  1161.5 #149 6:31PM
As founder of the FLC (Free the Leashed Children) Foundation, I don't condone leashes (I always want to go cut the cord with a pair of scissors). However, it's also bad to lose said child. A stroller and the sticker sounds like a good idea.  - KylaShea  632.7 #308 6:56PM
We have used the leash on both our daughters. Highly recommend. And hey we use leashes to contain our dearly loved dogs, why not use them to prevent our dearly loved kids from getting lost or hurt? - PrincessDuckie  884.0 #201 6:59PM
Mine are not runnersπŸ˜ƒbut they are little and last summer I did fear them getting lost. Thank You for the info on the stickersπŸ˜„ - TigrLvnMomma  159.7 #2544 7:01PM
I've used the leash with both my niece and my daughter. My niece, because I took her by myself when she was 2. Since she wasn't my child, and I didn't know how she would do, I took the leash with me and used it a couple times. Luckily, she wasn't a runner, so it wasn't really an issue. MY daughter on the other hand....lol.... She's gone the minute her feet touch the ground. She hates the leash though, so she spends more time in the stroller when it's very crowded. If it makes you feel better, use it!! She won't grow up traumatized because she had a leash for a few hours at Disneyland...lol - SaraLuvsMickey  30.5 #5775 7:01PM
My lil daughter knows DL so well that she knows where all the bathrooms are. Potty trained here. Lol!! - LaPearleNoir  1730.0 #95 7:13PM
Leashes are the best. I used them with both my children. I didn't care what other people would say. I would rather keep them safe than lost!!!! - Melba76  124.8 #3099 7:24PM
My son is 21 yrs old and we didn't have them in his time. He wasn't a runner but because I scared him enough of would happen if got lost. Lol! My nephew is 3 yrs old and my sister is embarrassed to use them but I say better safe than sorry...especially at a place that is crowded like Disney. Imagine how scared your niece would be if she became lost. Could ruin your whole day. Being two, she will probably spend most of her time in a stroller but take the leash when exploring the stores and walks. Better to be safe than ruin a nice day. - verofern  138.3 #2882 7:33PM
My daughter is 21, and she was a leash kid. Gerber made them. It allowed her some freedom from being stuck in the stroller, when all she wanted to do was walk, and at the same time, it gave me peace of mind knowing she could only wander so far. The best part about it was all the walking Rachel would do would tire her out, and that made for great naps in the stroller. That gave the adults a good two hour window of "one less thing" to worry about so we could have a little freedom for ourselves. I'm all for leashes. - susieQzee  555.8 #356 7:42PM
My kids (ages 1 & 3) are fine with a hand to hold and the double stroller; however, I wouldn't consider either "runners." I do have friends that used one for their toddler that has Autism. - Diz_Mel  96.0 #3611 7:34PM
They look funny, but I am all for the kiddie leashes. Better safe than sorry!!! - ima-pirateswife  744.9 #250 7:37PM
a GPS perhaps? - DonaldMissingPants  302.8 #871 7:56PM
Leashes are fine but I don't care for them. My daughter runs but I make sure I'm with her when she does. - A_kid_again  8.5 #11857 7:57PM
I would like to point out to those that say just hold their hands. I do hold my child's hand. But do you know how many people don't bother to watch where they are walking and cut my youngest off because they don't see her? It's very easy to be forced to let go of their hands and loose sight of someone only a couple feet high when adults aren't being considerate enough to look out for them. - Autoalice  161.4 #2518 8:02PM
Exactly. - Deltachiq  1228.0 #138 8:08PM
meant to put this at comment, did it as reply so sorry for the duplicate.  garmin.com is the website for the gps tracker. you can get it through your cell phone company(at least att) you get a sticky chip, goes on an object, a pet, or even a person, and then the chips are tracked through their website when it is needed. the box tracker is about $100, plus i think a monthly fee. but for some kids, at risk adults, some animals, laptops, etc.. some people find it an invaluable tool. - secretagentangel  3057.3 #43 8:09PM
please ignore the last sentence, i am having problems posting today. - secretagentangel  3057.3 #43 8:11PM
We did the kid leash four our youngest .... Found a supper cool and cheap Whinnie the pooh on eBay. - EdLovesAlvena  259.7 #1235 8:14PM
Woof woof......sit....stay......shake.....good boy - dug_one  2394.9 #58 8:25PM
I don't believe in leashes children are not animals even when they act like it LOL... You shouldn't stop taking them in public because that's how children learn to act in public is you take them out &correct behavior that's inappropriate. My son wasn't a runner but I know some kids that were but if it happens remain calm search your area an move to the next step of finding a cast member and so on... But at 2 she should be fine BUCKLED in a stroller and walked/ held through the line... I would also talk to her mother on how she feels about your thought of putting her daughter on a leash - Singh2011  183.4 #2187 8:35PM
This is an excellent point. You most definitely should ask her parents' permission before you put a leash on their child. As you can see, it is a bit of a controversial issue, so I wouldn't make that decision without their input. - Mimmy  1442.3 #112 8:38PM
We should have a section of the FAQs titled "Subjects Not To Bring Up Unless You Want to Spark a Big Debate" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  605.5 #328 8:40PM
Yes!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyFanZoe  1249.2 #135 8:42PM
oh I agree. - misschurro  6189.2 #18 8:44PM
Yeah this and churros vs dole whips are serious debate issues in MQ πŸ˜‚ - Villescas8  606.9 #327 8:48PM
MW - Villescas8  606.9 #327 8:48PM
πŸ‘ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  605.5 #328 8:49PM
Can one of you sign me in? - Mouse4life  1293.3 #131 8:59PM
Unfortunately, it would just give trolls a step by step play book. - SueBayou  2019.0 #74 9:01PM
Lol, didn't think about that, Sue ! πŸ‘Ώ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  605.5 #328 9:04PM
Oh yes... Stinking πŸ‘ΏπŸ‘Ώ, that's very true.... - DisneyFanZoe  1249.2 #135 9:10PM
i don't have children, but i support you in whatever you choose to do in this, as long as you have discussed it with her parents.  i think some things are up to the parents, and I hope she can learn to stay close soon.
- secretagentangel  3057.3 #43 8:50PM
Maybe it's time to report this?? It might start getting heated and people will get upset... - DisneyFanZoe  1249.2 #135 8:58PM
Leashes vs strollers. Kinda like ninja vs pirate - cesium55  531.8 #378 9:01PM
Lol would ninjas be the leash kids because parents can swing them around, and pirates the stroller kids slicing ankles with the strollers? - Villescas8  606.9 #327 9:06PM
I dunno.... If my parents were ninjas or pirates, I'd be terrifed of upsetting them... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyFanZoe  1249.2 #135 9:09PM
maybe just whenever someone asks this question innocently, along with some others that i am afraid to bring up, someone can dm them or post to delete the question. i know everyone has their own opinion, but when reading posts, sometimes it is too easy to read into the comments. - secretagentangel  3057.3 #43 9:12PM
My mom would just give me a look and that was the end of that. And don't you dare ask her, "Mommy, is something wrong with your eye?" πŸ˜‚ - cesium55  531.8 #378 9:20PM

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8. Winnie111286

9. ShariRenee

10. uscdisneyteacher

Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  3057.3 #43 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  1868.3 #87 8:50AM

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

Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  32.3 #5604 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  41.7 #5029 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2163.6 #69 9:33AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  21.4 #6886 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  26.4 #6176 7:25PM

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  1859.7 #89 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  406.8 #532 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I buy pretty much everything on Amazon. Nice to know MW can get a little piece of that! - MellyMelBB  82.1 #3850 12:06AM
I will do this next time I'm on Amazon! - DisneyLov3r  38.4 #0 5:02PM

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

October 2015: Winnie111286 1660.63
August 2015: Melody_CM 740.2
July 2015: Winnie111286 463.58
May 2015: MelodyMouse 679.4
April 2015: Fantasmicfan1 466.89
March 2015: HARR_E 423.38

! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2795.4 #44 7:16AM
- MowgliLovesBaloo  67.2 #0 5:18PM
- boomom  342.9 #675 4:47PM
Congrats - Chumash28  1161.5 #149 2:19PM


1. Winnie111286

2. Melody_CM

3. ShariRenee

4. Coaster

5. sawman911

6. goofygal

7. secretagentangel

8. MeridaFan

9. Tom

10. sjensen68


I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  9897.3 #6 11:30PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  457.9 #454 9:59AM
Winnie shreds! - DarthFairy  333.8 #705 10:53PM
Chee-hoo @Winnie111286 look at you up at #1! Well done!πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ - DarthTinkerbell  683.2 #278 9:28AM

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

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  516.0 #391 4:20PM
Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  8.7 #11564 9:01AM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  397.9 #548 7:05PM

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

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

Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  1015.6 #179 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1875.9 #86 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  341.0 #681 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  28.1 #5998 2:38PM

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  274.9 #1089 9:59PM
How do you get discount on AP passes. Guessing use MOUSEWAIT - suzieq65  103.5 #3497 4:00PM
You get discounts on AP by renewing early. It's through Disney . They'll send you a card.  - secretagentangel  3057.3 #43 8:58PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - Woodylover  42.9 #4969 12:13AM
Apparently whatever I was trying to buy doesn't apply. Dang - Poisen_Ivy  313.3 #807 12:47PM

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  250.1 #1325 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  91.0 #3688 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  250.1 #1325 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  20.6 #7013 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  91.0 #3688 8:58AM
- djmickeymouse  10.3 #0 5:17PM
- princessvg  46.1 #4837 8:35AM

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 #1901 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  147.2 #2724 3:57PM
@@@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  58.4 #4388 5:02PM
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  9253.6 #8 8:02AM


Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue will close permanently Jan 10
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
Season of the Force-Hyperspace Mountain begins November 16


Soarin' Over California Nov 2-12
Luigi's Rollickin Roadsters opens early 2016


Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.3 #7943 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  325.2 #747 8:33AM
- debbiev  1125.9 #156 4:29PM
- disneyforme  181.2 #0 9:48PM

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

1. jacdanfan

2. secretagentangel


4. leopardditz2000

5. DisneyGrandma

6. Melody_CM

7. debbiev

8. DarthFairy

9. DisLUVney

10. MeridaFan


  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  295.4 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  103.5 #3497 9:06PM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  333.8 #705 12:42PM
@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  567.5 #349 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. πŸ˜‚ - DisLUVney  625.9 #313 9:23PM
Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  26.4 #6176 10:52PM

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  341.0 #681 4:52PM
- MissAmericaSings  401.4 #541 7:58AM
Got them all, and extras! - jacdanfan  10972.2 #3 1:54PM
- MommyandBash  341.0 #681 9:22PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM

2. Stitch_Legacy

3. RickChavez

4. ScooterMike

5. SPandEvLover

6. caramiapoohsadface

7. IDVandalSkipperCM

8. Dave

9. Duchess_SMK

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream


Please help me welcome FreePrints to the MouseWait family: the Official Photo App of MouseWait! FreePrints is the highest rated, most popular photo printing app in the world.

Download FreePrints for free (iOSAndroidWindows PhonePC/Mac version) and get up to 85 4x6 free photos per month--up to 1000 per year (make sure you select MouseWait from the "how did you hear about us" drop down). Their app is intuitive and simple to use, making it easy to print your favorite pics from your phone. There are NO subscriptions or commitments. All you pay is shipping (from $1.99 to $9.99). Thanks for your support!

I love this App. I've used for a while. Easy to use and conveniently shipped to home! - ElectricMayhemMom  1282.8 #132 5:30PM
welcome FREEPRINTS!  Thanks Admin for getting great stuff for us! - snowgrey  6.0 #15409 1:51PM
Just put in my first order.  - torino06  10.2 #10466 1:42PM
Just got my first order. Great photos.  - torino06  10.2 #10466 12:16PM

Here are the recent wait time leaders:

October: toystory3 1571.8
August: Melody_CM 726.93
July: MelodyMouse 417.38
May: MelodyMouse 640.08
April: WARLOCK 228.33
March: HARR_E 290.27
February: jacdanfan 251.32
January: ShariRenee 246.23
December: MelodyMouse 303.05
November: MelodyMouse 410.98
October: jacdanfan 189.98

 Everyone for making   - Boundin  652.2 #295 10:21PM
That's awesome but like me a lot of ppl can't enter wait times I can't ever open or connect while in the park  - mickeyat78  1924.3 #82 5:39AM
Wow. Sorry to hear that. I'm on ATT and sometimes can't connect, tho it is rare - Melody_CM  9897.3 #6 8:12PM
Does ATT have personal space for power . I know that's not the correct name. Look in settings.  - suzieq65  103.5 #3497 2:46PM
great job! It's the wait times that brought me to this app. Thank you - Kimo  203.5 #1931 8:16PM
The mysterious disappearing month of June! - Melody_CM  9897.3 #6 12:13PM
No one updated times in June - philliprocks  1296.9 #130 8:05AM
I was blocked in June. :( - Taunton  729.3 #256 1:57AM
I think the park was closed that month. Preparation for the big 60th.  - MeridaFan  4127.8 #33 9:52PM
Lol - Oinker34  1388.1 #122 7:08AM

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

Dec 01, 2015 04:00pm

2. Zocalo Meet-up
Dec 02, 2015 05:30pm

3. Zocalo Meet-up
Dec 02, 2015 05:30pm

4. Tower of Terror MeetUp
Dec 13, 2015 10:00am

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  3057.3 #43 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  3057.3 #43 10:47PM
Thank You - suzieq65  103.5 #3497 6:20PM
We will be there in November - makeitbluesaysmerriwether  59.5 #4361 9:58AM
Every Tuesday? - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  29.8 #5834 10:46PM
Every Tuesday as of right now we meet in DL after La Brea eats., I'll post on Sunday, but there are one or two Tuesday's coming up with MHP we'll have to move to another night!  - secretagentangel  3057.3 #43 11:29PM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1875.9 #86 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1730.0 #95 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1441.2 #113 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #11411 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1875.9 #86 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #11411 2:12PM
Friday thru Sunday for UsπŸ˜ƒ.....Wait a minute😳what the heck is a crowding meetup and what would we be crowding into??πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - bonedaddy909  1441.2 #113 7:09PM
I am going 10/31! - 714jen  17.1 #7748 12:18AM
We'll be there 10/31 - kimm84  115.3 #3285 6:23PM

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. Goofytom

3. beentoall

4. mamabeam

5. Dolewhipped

6. yanks22

7. kellybrown342

8. DonaldRox

9. Boundin

10. Moog


Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  250.1 #1325 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  91.0 #3688 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  10156.7 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2385.3 #60 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  91.0 #3688 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2385.3 #60 9:42AM
Wow, just tried it for the first time on Friday. Yikes, I thought I knew a lot but was I wrong!!! 😦 - varela2892  28.1 #5998 10:02PM
Does being on this list get me credits? New here and trying to figure this all out. - teaching76  0.5 #0 1:30PM
You get some credits for playing and winning. - sawman911  2163.6 #69 1:37PM
Playing against an opponent, not solo - misschurro  6189.2 #18 9:09PM

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 Nov 23, 2015
It's going to be packed this week! The Disneyland Resort has doubled fireworks, Fantasmic!, parades, World of Color and more. EXPECT LARGE CROWDS throughout the weekend. Here's a guide that outlines early closures for attractions affected by double fireworks/parades. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the high 80s (approx 80% capacity). Important note when comparing last year's Crowd Index: we've seen larger crowds on average this year due to the 60th Celebration activities. To get a real-time look at crowd levels, check the MouseWait App for Crowd Index averages and wait times. Have a great week! - Admin Nov 23, 2015 6:18PM

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  587.3 #336 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7410 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  415.4 #518 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  164.8 #2472 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  248.9 #1342 5:04PM
I'm glad Saturday's are good we are going tomorrow ! - vanessav87  5.4 #17068 3:45PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.4 #79508 12:12PM

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  842.1 #212 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  208.8 #1862 7:31PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  208.8 #1862 7:31PM
    - teapotsandteacups  34.3 #5448 8:56AM

Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4406.8 #30 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1449.2 #110 12:34PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2016 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  678.9 #283 5:56AM
First time making the real time list!! Cool. Thanks admin - buzzgoneyear92  210.5 #1844 12:03PM
Here! Yay! - LadyTrampTraveler8  48.3 #0 10:36AM

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

1. CobbPR

2. uscdisneyteacher

3. Dave

4. BaseballMickey_CM

5. Duchess_SMK

6. Plumiegirl

7. misschurro

8. Winnie111286

9. Stitch_Legacy

10. pikarich


This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  3633.2 #38 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  3633.2 #38 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  333.8 #705 8:06PM

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  1376.7 #124 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2163.6 #69 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4127.8 #33 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #66725 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  341.0 #681 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  1032.9 #174 2:20PM

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

1. Melody_CM

2. Winnie111286

3. Coaster

4. ShariRenee

5. goofygal

6. sawman911

7. sjensen68

8. secretagentangel

9. Tom

10. JPatDL



14 more days and I shall be entering in wait times for the first time( I was slow and shy to post). Well actually it will be 15 days. The first  day we check in and go to Trader Sam's. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  28.1 #5998 7:14AM
Wow! I'm on the list 😊 - disneymom1  255.4 #1273 10:17PM
Awesome job MWs!!!  - calidream1  397.9 #548 6:46PM
Wow!!!! I made the list!!! And to think only a week ago, I only had 7 points!! - disneyforme  181.2 #0 1:21PM

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  1449.2 #110 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  10972.2 #3 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  125.9 #3071 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM

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