73.4 #3931 (DL Qual #2936

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 #130 7:08PM
High five sister! We used a leash on both the girls. :-). - PrincessDuckie  829.7 #205 7:11PM
I see no problem with it. Do it to keep my brooklynne safe! - ScarfGirl  638.9 #292 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  410.2 #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 #2072 8:40PM
Delta, you better hold on tight bc Brooklyn is going to take you for a ride!!! She is sooooo fast!!!! LOL!! - caramiapoohAKAface  3854.5 #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  1638.0 #95 4:26PM
Never knew that - gigibunny2  242.8 #1382 4:29PM
Never knew this! Thanks! - cynDOLEwhip  1175.5 #137 5:41PM
You are welcome. My daughter just turned 3 and we found out about this in January. - LaPearleNoir  1638.0 #95 7:09PM
Great tip, I've never heard of this! - bluefairy  643.3 #290 8:10PM
Just remember to not write the kiddo's name (nickname or otherwise), just in case. :) - flukefan  270.5 #1093 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 #1344 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 #502 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  161.1 #2475 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  410.2 #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  1228.0 #129 6:50PM
O_o - ScarfGirl  638.9 #292 6:56PM
Uuuuhhhh..... Ouch.... - SaraLuvsMickey  30.5 #5570 7:03PM
Agreed - Lelundrial  571.4 #334 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  1228.0 #129 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 #5570 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  1228.0 #129 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  555.7 #345 7:46PM
No. I expect my child to stay with me. Why is this so hard for people to grasp. - DisneyFanZoe  1228.0 #129 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  161.1 #2475 7:50PM
And I use the long leashes to allow dogs a little freedom. - DisneyFanZoe  1228.0 #129 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  1228.0 #129 7:52PM
It's interesting that you group children with animals and behavior problems. - susieQzee  555.7 #345 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  1228.0 #129 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 #5570 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  555.7 #345 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  1228.0 #129 8:29PM
DisneyfanZoe now tell us how you really feel. Lol - Bambi.  605.0 #313 8:35PM
Haha Bambi!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„ - DisneyFanZoe  1228.0 #129 8:36PM
This is the reason why I carry my kid all say and night at DL..... - VfxGenie  1551.5 #99 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 #313 4:32PM
lol - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #153 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 #290 8:16PM
πŸ˜‚ - DisneyFanZoe  1228.0 #129 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  600.2 #319 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  638.9 #292 4:40PM
If it gives you peace of mind use it. You can always un hook it if don't want it. - DisneyVacationLover  462.2 #437 4:47PM
Aaaah, the good 'ol leash debate. Do what you feel is best for the child. - LBChica  2347.0 #54 7:24PM
Leashes are the best!!! - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #153 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 #3931 4:18PM
No us MW'ers like to put each other on leashes - Villescas8  601.0 #317 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 #215 4:39PM
Ya ppl do we tried on our niece it work a couple of times but now she keeps close - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #153 4:40PM
This is a huge controversy here in MW. Probably best to make that decision with her parents. - Jimineycricket  197.8 #1946 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 #774 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 #3931 5:31PM
If you feel you can't watch her, then don't take her. - Lelundrial  571.4 #334 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  571.4 #334 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 #655 8:00PM
Bright Visible outfit - E-Ticket  1379.5 #111 4:36PM
Smart! - gigibunny2  242.8 #1382 4:44PM
If she's only 2, then you're gonna need a stroller. Hopefully that will solve your issue. - Mimmy  1442.3 #105 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 #1602 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  410.2 #505 4:43PM
Don't forget the collapsible water bowl! 😜 - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  720.8 #249 4:54PM
lol - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #153 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 #3931 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  1954.3 #75 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 #5329 8:48PM
but SOME children ARE runners no matter HOW much you teach them. They just are. - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5497.2 #17 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 #317 8:56PM
Im thinking Mr. Phil doesn't have kids - Mouse4life  1293.1 #120 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 #2072 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 #317 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 #2072 9:09PM
Now kimantha important issue, where is my $.50 book? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Villescas8  601.0 #317 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 #1382 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 #1382 4:26PM
Shock collar - Mouse4life  1293.1 #120 4:28PM
Lol, I thought that was for barking...? - gigibunny2  242.8 #1382 4:30PM
Lol!!!! - LaPearleNoir  1638.0 #95 4:33PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - SueBayou  2019.6 #68 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 #689 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 #68 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 #2472 5:11PM
GPS is a great idea. You'll always know where she's at! - gigibunny2  242.8 #1382 5:18PM
Write your name and cell in sharper in her hand in case she gets lost - ladylikesdisneysmom  269.6 #1104 5:26PM
Stroller Yes, leash No. - sassypants23675  241.1 #1401 5:31PM
What about a "restraining bolt". (watching Jedi :-) Spike TV) - SingingPansy  17.1 #7427 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 #37460 6:21PM
We just use a stroller and hold my son. If its not crowded I let him walk. - Chumash28  1088.1 #157 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 #295 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  829.7 #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 #2494 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 #5570 7:01PM
My lil daughter knows DL so well that she knows where all the bathrooms are. Potty trained here. Lol!! - LaPearleNoir  1638.0 #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 #3044 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 #2840 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  555.7 #345 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 #3547 7:34PM
They look funny, but I am all for the kiddie leashes. Better safe than sorry!!! - ima-pirateswife  735.1 #240 7:37PM
a GPS perhaps? - DonaldMissingPants  302.8 #839 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 #11351 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  161.1 #2475 8:02PM
Exactly. - Deltachiq  1228.0 #130 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  1954.3 #75 8:09PM
please ignore the last sentence, i am having problems posting today. - secretagentangel  1954.3 #75 8:11PM
We did the kid leash four our youngest .... Found a supper cool and cheap Whinnie the pooh on eBay. - EdLovesAlvena  258.4 #1208 8:14PM
Woof woof......sit....stay......shake.....good boy - dug_one  2394.2 #52 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 #2138 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 #105 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  600.2 #319 8:40PM
Yes!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyFanZoe  1228.0 #129 8:42PM
oh I agree. - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5497.2 #17 8:44PM
Yeah this and churros vs dole whips are serious debate issues in MQ πŸ˜‚ - Villescas8  601.0 #317 8:48PM
MW - Villescas8  601.0 #317 8:48PM
πŸ‘ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  600.2 #319 8:49PM
Can one of you sign me in? - Mouse4life  1293.1 #120 8:59PM
Unfortunately, it would just give trolls a step by step play book. - SueBayou  2019.6 #68 9:01PM
Lol, didn't think about that, Sue ! πŸ‘Ώ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  600.2 #319 9:04PM
Oh yes... Stinking πŸ‘ΏπŸ‘Ώ, that's very true.... - DisneyFanZoe  1228.0 #129 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  1954.3 #75 8:50PM
Maybe it's time to report this?? It might start getting heated and people will get upset... - DisneyFanZoe  1228.0 #129 8:58PM
Leashes vs strollers. Kinda like ninja vs pirate - cesium55  531.6 #369 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 #317 9:06PM
I dunno.... If my parents were ninjas or pirates, I'd be terrifed of upsetting them... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyFanZoe  1228.0 #129 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  1954.3 #75 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 #369 9:20PM

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I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7122 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  383.1 #555 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  160.8 #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 #10619 9:33AM

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

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  474.9 #420 4:20PM

Here are the recent wait time leaders:

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

I get great joy out of helping to fulfill the original intent of this app! (Can ya tell?) - MelodyMouse  5936.1 #16 11:00AM
Thank you! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» - MeridaFan  3578.6 #36 10:34AM
Thank you so much!  - secretagentangel  1954.3 #75 3:34PM
 Everyone for making   - Boundin  613.1 #308 10:21PM
 Wait Times make MouseWait! - Song  1819.3 #83 8:52AM
The real wait time leaders post! - MeridaFan  3578.6 #36 12:08PM

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
3.49

2. Goofytom
1.93

3. Moog
0.77

4. richiii3
0.52

5. mamabeam
0.38

6. DoomBuggy61
0.25

7. TiggerBelle
0.24

8. MommyandBash
0.18

9. beentoall
0.12

10. Tom
0.1

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  201.3 #1909 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  50.3 #4549 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  9084.0 #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  50.3 #4549 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2181.7 #64 9:42AM
Geez. I only recognize like two people in this whole post πŸ˜‚ - 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  1201.5 #135 12:16PM
I'm secretly watching  - Plumiegirl  9176.9 #4 11:13PM
Finally got the game to work! Yay! But now I can't find people to play with! Boo! :( Am I missing something?  - DisneyDrea  141.9 #2779 11:45PM
Kind of shows anyone can play trivia and do well, newbie or veteran!πŸ˜€ - secretagentangel  1954.3 #75 1:33PM

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
60000

2. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
58500

3. secretagentangel
52300

4. MeridaFan
41630

5. MelodyMouse
40000

6. DisneyGrandma
40000

7. leopardditz2000
39500

8. MinnieMyLove
38250

9. debbiev
36250

10. cmtahm
35650

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  184.1 #0 2:55AM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  59.2 #4272 12:42PM

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  1201.5 #135 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  670.9 #277 6:30PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #65955 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  181.6 #2163 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


 
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  201.3 #1909 9:35PM
They make paper copies?!? - LilMissPixie84  309.5 #801 9:23PM

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

July 2015: Winnie111286 463.58
May 2015: MelodyMouse 679.4
April 2015: Fantasmicfan1 466.89
March 2015: HARR_E 423.38
February 2015: Winnie111286 364.36
January 2015: ShariRenee 408.65
 

! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2289.9 #58 7:16AM
- MowgliLovesBaloo  65.1 #0 5:18PM
- CoachDisney  94.1 #3567 5:35PM
   - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  201.3 #1909 7:59AM

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  4511.6 #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 #13193 5:02PM

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  1954.3 #75 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1954.3 #75 10:47PM
Thank You - suzieq65  54.2 #4417 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  1349.0 #114 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10915 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 #10915 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  1349.0 #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??Β  - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  720.8 #249 2:11PM
When is this race? - secretagentangel  1954.3 #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

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  1015.5 #172 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1776.5 #86 10:53PM
  - mckelfam  36.4 #5144 3:09PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  181.6 #2163 10:29PM

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  368.8 #580 12:29PM
Awesome - keepmovingforward  204.1 #1876 8:39PM

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  3372.2 #38 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.1 #7217 10:32PM
After the video my 3 & 1/2 year old says, "that's cool!" It was. Very cool - MommyandBash  181.6 #2163 3:44PM
- MommyandBash  181.6 #2163 1:32PM

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  54.2 #4417 4:00PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - gedi0614  25.5 #6043 12:13AM

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  201.3 #1909 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  50.3 #4549 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  201.3 #1909 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  20.5 #6747 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  50.3 #4549 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  4511.6 #23 2:44PM


 
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
90.07

2. jacdanfan
62.58

3. goofygal
60.88

4. u163665
23.45

5. JPatDL
21.42

6. drdiggs
21.33

7. Coaster
20.95

8. Alicewhoareyou
19.83

9. jim9760
11.52

10. Bullseye
10.75

 

SEE THE TOP 100


Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
15909.4

2. Dave
12984.5

3. jacdanfan
9188.81

4. Plumiegirl
9176.86

5. Tom
9084.01

6. goofygal
8838.25

7. uscdisneyteacher
7684.78

8. CobbPR
7121.82

9. BaseballMickey_CM
7103.45

10. Bullseye
6777.44


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  1954.3 #75 2:09PM

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  1375.8 #112 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  9188.8 #3 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  116.2 #3222 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
7103.45

2. Stitch_Legacy
5138.01

3. RickChavez
3536.42

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
3795.9

6. caramiapoohAKAface
3854.52

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2377.7

8. Dave
12984.5

9. Duchess_SMK
6112.87

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
4398.98



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS



 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. MadameLeota
98.38

2. uscdisneyteacher
94.81

3. jacdanfan
74.42

4. goofygal
64.86

5. grumpypapa
39

6. Alicewhoareyou
38.82

7. Winnie111286
37.49

8. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
36.07

9. u163665
23.45

10. Acuna_Matata
21.43



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  184.1 #0 6:25AM
Waytago! - MelodyMouse  5936.1 #16 10:09AM
- JediKitty  914.5 #182 4:29PM

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

1. CobbPR
6726

2. uscdisneyteacher
6015

3. BaseballMickey_CM
5487

4. Dave
5391

5. Duchess_SMK
5011

6. Plumiegirl
4780

7. Stitch_Legacy
4712

8. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
4332

9. ElSuperRaton
4197

10. pikarich
3922



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  3167.3 #40 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  3167.3 #40 2:34PM

Read Episode One of Deadliest Cast Member FREE on Amazon and iTunes!

I downloaded this before a very long road trip, and it kept me entertained the whole time (well, except when I was taking my turn at the wheel, safety first!).  - Geekery  409.4 #508 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #13373 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  340.9 #658 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
Just started reading Deadliest Cast Member yesterday. I'm halfway through second episode.  - DisneyLov3r  6.5 #0 10:25PM
Impatiently awaiting the next installment! - melissa_ficent  318.6 #755 8:45PM

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

Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  16.8 #7499 10:18PM
Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  25.7 #6018 10:05PM

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  1954.3 #75 11:59PM
was bummed i did not make it two weeks ago,  see you in aug! - MsTikiMermadam  370.2 #578 6:41PM
Checkβœ”οΈ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 #2039 9:00AM
Can't wait  - Disneyprincessvmk  55.6 #4360 7:26PM
- araguerra  177.2 #2217 1:59PM

Here are the latest Disneyland Real-Time Land posts. If you're at the Park, please post in Disneyland Real-Time Land, thanks for posting live pics!



Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4399.0 #26 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1375.8 #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  370.2 #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

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  1628.4 #96 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  387.4 #547 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  65.0 #4123 12:06AM
I will do this next time I'm on Amazon! - DisneyLov3r  6.5 #0 5:02PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Innoventions closed March 31-September 30


DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

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  16.2 #7634 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  322.5 #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  59.2 #4272 7:31PM
Thx! - DisneyLov3r  6.5 #0 1:55PM

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