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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  1223.2 #119 7:08PM
High five sister! We used a leash on both the girls. :-). - PrincessDuckie  795.1 #205 7:11PM
I see no problem with it. Do it to keep my brooklynne safe! - ScarfGirl  638.6 #277 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  398.9 #512 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 #2040 8:40PM
Delta, you better hold on tight bc Brooklyn is going to take you for a ride!!! She is sooooo fast!!!! LOL!! - caramiapoohAKAface  3529.9 #31 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  1389.9 #103 4:26PM
Never knew that - gigibunny2  242.8 #1353 4:29PM
Never knew this! Thanks! - cynDOLEwhip  1175.5 #126 5:41PM
You are welcome. My daughter just turned 3 and we found out about this in January. - LaPearleNoir  1389.9 #103 7:09PM
Great tip, I've never heard of this! - bluefairy  643.3 #274 8:10PM
Just remember to not write the kiddo's name (nickname or otherwise), just in case. :) - flukefan  270.5 #1063 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 #1310 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 #488 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  160.5 #2458 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  398.9 #512 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  1150.6 #131 6:50PM
O_o - ScarfGirl  638.6 #277 6:56PM
Uuuuhhhh..... Ouch.... - SaraLuvsMickey  30.5 #5406 7:03PM
Agreed - Lelundrial  507.0 #373 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  1150.6 #131 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 #5406 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  1150.6 #131 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  555.6 #325 7:46PM
No. I expect my child to stay with me. Why is this so hard for people to grasp. - DisneyFanZoe  1150.6 #131 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  160.5 #2458 7:50PM
And I use the long leashes to allow dogs a little freedom. - DisneyFanZoe  1150.6 #131 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  1150.6 #131 7:52PM
It's interesting that you group children with animals and behavior problems. - susieQzee  555.6 #325 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  1150.6 #131 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 #5406 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  555.6 #325 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  1150.6 #131 8:29PM
DisneyfanZoe now tell us how you really feel. Lol - Bambi.  604.3 #298 8:35PM
Haha Bambi!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„ - DisneyFanZoe  1150.6 #131 8:36PM
This is the reason why I carry my kid all say and night at DL..... - VfxGenie  1536.0 #90 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.  604.3 #298 4:32PM
lol - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #142 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 #274 8:16PM
πŸ˜‚ - DisneyFanZoe  1150.6 #131 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  569.8 #320 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  638.6 #277 4:40PM
If it gives you peace of mind use it. You can always un hook it if don't want it. - DisneyVacationLover  461.0 #419 4:47PM
Aaaah, the good 'ol leash debate. Do what you feel is best for the child. - LBChica  2112.6 #59 7:24PM
Leashes are the best!!! - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #142 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 #3851 4:18PM
No us MW'ers like to put each other on leashes - Villescas8  601.0 #302 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 #206 4:39PM
Ya ppl do we tried on our niece it work a couple of times but now she keeps close - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #142 4:40PM
This is a huge controversy here in MW. Probably best to make that decision with her parents. - Jimineycricket  197.8 #1927 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 #750 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 #3851 5:31PM
If you feel you can't watch her, then don't take her. - Lelundrial  507.0 #373 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  507.0 #373 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 #632 8:00PM
Bright Visible outfit - E-Ticket  1303.0 #108 4:36PM
Smart! - gigibunny2  242.8 #1353 4:44PM
If she's only 2, then you're gonna need a stroller. Hopefully that will solve your issue. - Mimmy  1442.3 #96 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 #1574 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  398.9 #512 4:43PM
Don't forget the collapsible water bowl! 😜 - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  650.0 #270 4:54PM
lol - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #142 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 #3851 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  1358.3 #107 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 #5191 8:48PM
but SOME children ARE runners no matter HOW much you teach them. They just are. - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5013.0 #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  601.0 #302 8:56PM
Im thinking Mr. Phil doesn't have kids - Mouse4life  1293.1 #111 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 #2040 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  601.0 #302 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 #2040 9:09PM
Now kimantha important issue, where is my $.50 book? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Villescas8  601.0 #302 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 #1353 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 #1353 4:26PM
Shock collar - Mouse4life  1293.1 #111 4:28PM
Lol, I thought that was for barking...? - gigibunny2  242.8 #1353 4:30PM
Lol!!!! - LaPearleNoir  1389.9 #103 4:33PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - SueBayou  2019.6 #63 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  330.3 #678 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  2019.6 #63 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 #2448 5:11PM
GPS is a great idea. You'll always know where she's at! - gigibunny2  242.8 #1353 5:18PM
Write your name and cell in sharper in her hand in case she gets lost - ladylikesdisneysmom  269.6 #1077 5:26PM
Stroller Yes, leash No. - sassypants23675  241.1 #1371 5:31PM
What about a "restraining bolt". (watching Jedi :-) Spike TV) - SingingPansy  17.0 #7196 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 #36529 6:21PM
We just use a stroller and hold my son. If its not crowded I let him walk. - Chumash28  1080.1 #146 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 #284 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  795.1 #205 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 #2465 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 #5406 7:01PM
My lil daughter knows DL so well that she knows where all the bathrooms are. Potty trained here. Lol!! - LaPearleNoir  1389.9 #103 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 #3003 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  138.0 #2809 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  555.6 #325 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  92.6 #3537 7:34PM
They look funny, but I am all for the kiddie leashes. Better safe than sorry!!! - ima-pirateswife  706.7 #234 7:37PM
a GPS perhaps? - DonaldMissingPants  301.4 #825 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 #10900 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  160.5 #2458 8:02PM
Exactly. - Deltachiq  1223.2 #119 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  1358.3 #107 8:09PM
please ignore the last sentence, i am having problems posting today. - secretagentangel  1358.3 #107 8:11PM
We did the kid leash four our youngest .... Found a supper cool and cheap Whinnie the pooh on eBay. - EdLovesAlvena  258.4 #1186 8:14PM
Woof woof......sit....stay......shake.....good boy - dug_one  2377.6 #50 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  183.3 #2107 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 #96 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  569.8 #320 8:40PM
Yes!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyFanZoe  1150.6 #131 8:42PM
oh I agree. - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5013.0 #18 8:44PM
Yeah this and churros vs dole whips are serious debate issues in MQ πŸ˜‚ - Villescas8  601.0 #302 8:48PM
MW - Villescas8  601.0 #302 8:48PM
πŸ‘ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  569.8 #320 8:49PM
Can one of you sign me in? - Mouse4life  1293.1 #111 8:59PM
Unfortunately, it would just give trolls a step by step play book. - SueBayou  2019.6 #63 9:01PM
Lol, didn't think about that, Sue ! πŸ‘Ώ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  569.8 #320 9:04PM
Oh yes... Stinking πŸ‘ΏπŸ‘Ώ, that's very true.... - DisneyFanZoe  1150.6 #131 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  1358.3 #107 8:50PM
Maybe it's time to report this?? It might start getting heated and people will get upset... - DisneyFanZoe  1150.6 #131 8:58PM
Leashes vs strollers. Kinda like ninja vs pirate - cesium55  531.6 #347 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  601.0 #302 9:06PM
I dunno.... If my parents were ninjas or pirates, I'd be terrifed of upsetting them... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyFanZoe  1150.6 #131 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  1358.3 #107 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  531.6 #347 9:20PM

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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  1253.1 #116 7:09PM
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  1358.3 #107 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1358.3 #107 10:47PM
is there a meet up at the AP event tues march 3rd? - MsTikiMermadam  147.2 #2640 9:33PM
I heard there's a cool Winchester Mystery House meetup 😬 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  808.9 #200 7:17PM

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I downloaded this before a very long road trip, and it kept me entertained the whole time (well, except when I was taking my turn at the wheel, safety first!).  - Geekery  409.4 #491 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #12823 1:03PM
Just got it! Can't stop reading it. I am already starting chaper 16. Love how all the details of DL are woven into the story. - Tiggerific  337.1 #653 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
thanks! I just got the first one for my kindle!  - LuvMySmallWorld  45.7 #4605 9:09AM
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What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  17.0 #7183 3:57PM
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DISNEYLAND PARK:

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

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

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

Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.7 #794 8:33AM
Looks like redwood creek will open earlier. 3/3 I think - aud2580  10.0 #9802 3:22PM
it was open when i was there on the 4th. - MsTikiMermadam  147.2 #2640 1:29AM
Is there any way they can bring Soaring back for April Fool's??? I'm gonna so miss that ride and my minis are super sad about it too.  - MoChuck  17.0 #7183 10:51AM
Critter Country will be opening on the 31st now!  - sleepyhead_CM  596.5 #305 10:42AM

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Cool admin. Hope I do better than the first one. Hope people that enter will be ready to play and the tournament moves along better - Goofytom  1097.1 #143 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  669.1 #257 6:30PM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  29.9 #5453 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1097.1 #143 1:21PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #64529 2:19PM

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What if Walt never dreamed of Disneyland? What would your life be like? What would the world be like? Get Book Two of the VOYAGEERS Saga - The Great Storyteller - on Amazon. Buy the Paperback and get the Kindle version FREE! 

Thank you Admin! This book is a great read. I recommend it to anyone who is a Disney fan. Can't wait for the next one! - grumpypapa  2908.9 #40 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  11.9 #8781 10:32PM
I am reading the book now! It is awesome I have already read the deadliest cast member series(btw awesome books!) and also read the first voyagers LOVE THE BOOKS keep up the good work! - DisneyDudeCarsten  4.0 #21789 10:14AM
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Deadliest Cast Member SEASON TWO is here! Find out what really happened on Disneyland's 50th Anniversary. Twenty-four hours or real-time action, authentic Disneyland history, and a finale that you'll never forget. EVENTS OCCUR IN REAL TIME. Download it to any device from Amazon here.

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

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

Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  974.4 #168 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1429.9 #98 10:53PM
Loooooved it! - melissa_ficent  318.5 #731 9:57PM
I've read both books! Can't wait for the next adventure. Do we have a date when it might come out? - Popcorn  4.9 #17236 3:50PM


 
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I upgraded on my android phone and I still get adds on the bottom, the add removal does not work as it should. Β Often I simply force colse the app then the adds are removed. BUT it does work GREAT ony iPad. - gabes0969  431.9 #454 3:32PM
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any chance you will be welcoming dogs in your outside dining area anytime soon? - MelodyMouse  3734.7 #26 12:24PM
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I heard a law was passed this year that permitted dogs to be allowed in any outdoor dining patio area... someone should look into if this applies lol ... - TheRealJackandSally  60.3 #0 7:08PM

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

unForecast for week of Monday, March 9, 2015:

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

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

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

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

Have a great week! 
- BaseballMickey_CM Mar 10, 2015 10:42PM



We have always noticed that Saturdays are better than Sundays! We always come on the weekend and say we want to leave at dinner time on Sunday, but always leave by 11-12 because there are so many people. We love Saturday!! - 1Princess3Princes  372.4 #556 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6891 11:53PM
I love these posts!  I do have a question/request/suggestion...is there a way to only show the 3-4 most recent posts?  It's a lot to scroll through. @@Admin - TiggersAndTinks  119.0 #3114 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  218.1 #1663 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  359.7 #586 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1429.9 #98 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  178.9 #2165 4:40PM
Dance studios sign up and dancers come and do a little "pre-parade" along the route. It's cute ;) - TinkerSchelle  1429.9 #98 1:05PM
@bks4lou sorry-I just saw this question ;) - TinkerSchelle  1429.9 #98 1:06PM
thank you. No worries. I just figured out how to find my old comments to see replies :)  - bks4lou  178.9 #2165 8:21PM

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Great job everyone!!!  - Boundin  587.9 #308 9:24PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.0 #1951 11:22PM
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