1036.1 #189 (DL Qual #159

May 21, 2012 11:37 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
I'm getting a little tired of the complaints about the AP price increase. I went 200 times in one year. If I paid at the gate it would have been over $18,000 for park hopper and $3000 for parking. I paid $450 for the privledge of being able to go as many times as I wanted. After just 5 visits I was already ahead. Not to mention being invited to special AP events and AP only pins. And a 20% discount on shopping and 15% for food that is not available at the ticket booths.Yes, the new increase of 30% is crazy high and for families a difficult increase. But if Disneyland did NOT offer an Annual Pass ( and the rumor was DL was going to end this) then going to DL and DCA would be only a dream for me.

Disappointment isn't an easy pill to swallow. So for some of us its just disappointing that the magical land we thought we could visit anytime or as much as we could, just got cut by making it harder to make that magic happen. - mochamistie  273.2 #1200 11:43AM
I agree! And am in same boat! It's the name calling and Disney bashing that bugs me! Your statement is heartfelt and not negative. - Zipitydoodahdad  270.0 #1225 1:57PM
It's BECAUSE AP holders go so often that they increased the price, so I yes, I too am tired of the complaining. Personally though, I do feel that something needs to be done about the crowds; maybe only have a limited number of Premium and deluxe APs available, cut capacity, increase the amount of block out dates: SOMETHING! My guess is that Eventually they'll make APs so expensive that people won't come out ahead and they'll just go back to day trips a cpl of times a year; which (and this is JUST my opinion, don't bite my head off) is how it should be. End if rant... - littlemsfrecklesCM  250.1 #1413 12:00PM
Your comment was almost a reality. The increase was a gift! - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #189 12:03PM
lol if someone had an AP they shouldn't go often? Is that what you are saying? - madsdad  1868.2 #98 12:04PM
It is great that there is a board where people of all different opinions get a chance to view theirs.  I understand that for some the cost increase is not a big thing.  It isn't for me.  But for others here it may be the difference between getting an AP and not.  I think that it is important to respect all for their views and realize that we can disagree and still be friends. - sr_citizen_space_ranger  70.7 #4268 1:18PM
agreed! - mochamistie  273.2 #1200 1:20PM
^this! I do have to tell you we have been without a pass for about a year. We sure to appreciate our visits more (if that is possible) when we are treated to a visit. :-) - PrincessDuckie  928.1 #209 1:22PM
To each there own... this is a public forum and people are going to complain or celebrate. I for one have bigger things to worry about than price increases of disneyland annual passes.. even though I don't agree it is what it is. It wont stop me from going lol. - Alex  307.3 #925 1:19PM
I think this post is selfish. It's great for you that you get to enjoy those things but I feel that people who are effected by this change have a right to complain. I always felt it was Walt's dream for EVERYONE to be able to enjoy the parks and this will prevent that from happening. But rather than whining on MW we should be proactive and calling Disney and filing complaints. Enough people complained about Ariel's hair for them to make a change so why not this? - tiggertwin  332.9 #769 2:31PM
It was not guest complaints that changed her hair, it was the imagineers decision for a fact. - SkellyMouse  501.4 #455 2:37PM
@mrsstrawberryguy no worries ^_^ - SkellyMouse  501.4 #455 2:41PM
It was also Pixar's John Lasseter who didn't like her hair who had some input on the change. - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #189 3:26PM
Complaints do help. I complained to BBM-CM about the misspelling of ammunition on the sign in front of the Frontierland shooting gallery and the other "m" was added as he requested. They may need the money to make up for that bomb John Carter. They are a large corporation and can charge whatever they want. People have a right to complain. That is the what our freedom in about. I wouldn't trade it for anything. - sr_citizen_space_ranger  70.7 #4268 7:48PM
Yes it's a lot of money!! This is something I do with my kids. (Going to the parks) When I go now, we don't spend more than $20 on our visits if that. We take our food, snacks and drinks. If you budget, you will adjust to the $ increase. I talked to my kids and explain to them and they understand. They do not ask me to buy them things. Maybe once a month we will eat there. This is a treat that we look forward too. My son is 12, he made a special bank for us to put our change. You would not believe how much change you can save in a month. We cash it out and that is our spending $. BUDGET BUDGET BUDGET!! - LizO  471.1 #487 12:29PM
We do this too! It really is a miracle about the change! πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 12:44PM
Totally agree. As with anything, no one likes to pay more for something they have already been doing, and I'm truly sad for those that this will effect adversely, there are a few ral cool MW'rs that I know of that are really concerned about being able to go which pains me to hear. But like in SoS's post a few days back, it's time to stop complaining and figuring out how we can keep going! the pass is still cost effective for this out of towner so I can't complain lol. - madsdad  1868.2 #98 11:56AM
I'm sure it would still be worth it of you live nearby and go a lot. We live in Las Vegas, so skyrocketing gas prices, hotel prices going up, and the ever increasing pass prices will mean the passes we have now will be our last. It's sad because our four year old daughter was able to enjoy Disneyland a lot, and our one year old daughter won't be able to have the same experiences and memories. - HatboxGhost13  8.6 #12689 11:59AM
Well, said, Suuz! I don't go near as much as you ( I have to consider gas prices in my budget..currently $60 per visit), but I know that even with the increase, if I make at least 6 visits per year, it's worth it. Yes, I don't like seeing the jump anymore than anyone else, but I am lucky enough to be able to handle it. As with everything else in life, it's all a matter of priorities. DL has and will always be my place of refuge. If I have to eat out less, shop less, travel less to afford, so be it. Granted, I only pay for mine and my daughter's pass (although I think she will drop down to So Cal now!). I understand how difficult it will be for some to pay these new costs...I was in your shoes once! As to why it was done, we can only speculate: less AP holders, more revenue, cover added costs and over budget lines, etc. Whatever the reason, it has happened and we must deal with it as best we can. - Gia  802.0 #246 12:26PM
I can't thank you enough. - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #189 12:29PM
I think to because Disneyland offes monthly payments a lot of people getting passes... Maybe DL shouldn't offer monthly pmts?? Just saying... - LizzzyBelle  26.5 #6624 12:45PM
I agree with that 100 percent. - Mikemcl  247.0 #1452 1:48PM
That's a good point! I know I couldn't afford it if I wasn't able to do the monthly payments. - SassyKittyMeow  448.2 #518 4:39PM
I'm getting a knotts pass they got monthly payments and I'll be done in 3 months. HAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII - chris.  2511.4 #63 1:29PM
Knotts is more expensive because you will only go once. - MickeyFan  1205.7 #157 1:31PM
Your camera will rebel against you and run away if you take pics there lol. - madsdad  1868.2 #98 1:31PM
Haiiiiiiiiiiiiii! Berrywait here we come! - PinkElephants  745.7 #280 1:32PM
It sure is a lot of money but when you break it down..... logically it really is a great deal still with the amount most of us folks go:) Really if you cut out one dinner out a month you can afford it too:) I agree any increase is a stab to the heart.... and I am not sure if I will be renewing yet or not because I really want to start saving for a house.... but in reality the amount of a pass is not a make it or break it for the house:) I still think when you break it down if you are going to be getting that fancy preimum if you visit the park 7 times you are golden right:) Not the mention the free parking, and the discounts. We are so lucky we are alive to be able to experience it. I agree a little stab to the heart but hey if i can afford an iPad i can go to DL for a year to right ;) - BooEve123  800.9 #247 11:39AM
Thanks Boo - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #189 11:43AM
Well said Boo πŸ˜ƒ - Missymoo  759.8 #270 11:47AM
And when your ready to buy let me know Iam a real estate Agent I will give you a $500 gift card once I sell you house to spend on anything you want.:-) - Tron2012  27.9 #6477 11:49AM
Well said. It's all about what's important and where you chose to put your money. - MickeyFan  1205.7 #157 11:49AM
@Tron no advertising. This kinda info should be DMed next time. If we all tries to "advertise" our buisinesses, it would take up lots of post. You can also, put it in your profile (I think). - Minnis2Society  369.9 #651 12:01PM
A house is a great priority! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ - LizzzyBelle  26.5 #6624 1:08PM
HELLO SUUZ!! My wife & i Met u on the boardwalk by WOC. Wantd to say thanks for the info & your video was amazing. - seventwentytwo  7.7 #13851 11:45AM
I was so happy I met you both and that you recogized me!!! And YAY you posted. - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #189 11:50AM
I am also sure it is easier for SoCal people to buy the passes as they can pay for it over a year's time. For my family it is $1407 all at once for deluxe passes. - HatboxGhost13  8.6 #12689 12:20PM
Same boat my friend, but i will sacrifies for the reason the all things disney relieve my stress - seventwentytwo  7.7 #13851 12:24PM
They extended the payment option to all of Cali. - SassyKittyMeow  448.2 #518 4:43PM
That's nice, but I'm in Nevada. - HatboxGhost13  8.6 #12689 4:54PM
One thing about the prices too, it's not the renewal price. If you renew within 30 days of expiration, you don't pay full price. If you renew before experation, it's even less. A premium will be about $80 less than full price. - Tom  13089.7 #5 12:29PM
Thanx Tom. - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #189 12:32PM
Oh really? We only got a $20 discount for renewing before we expired. Still, a discount is a discount and I'm grateful! - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 12:46PM
I would spend 1000.00 a year to go whenever I wanted to bad I live to far away:( - dl811  125.0 #3205 12:43PM
Hey. How about them Padres? Huh? Smile. - Bigdisneykid  284.9 #1077 12:46PM
yes! :) - BaseballMickey  8006.7 #11 12:51PM
Booooo! Halo's all the way! - nickb92  69.6 #4300 1:25PM
Yea, the Padres won yesterday! - PrincessDuckie  928.1 #209 1:36PM
I'm getting a little tired too, but not of the same thing - SupremeLeader  395.4 #594 1:32PM
It seems to me like it would have been a better idea to get rid of the SoCal passes and get rid of the monthly payments. That would slow the crowds down and many of them would end up getting deluxe or premium passes instead which would bring in some extra cash. I remember going just 4-5 years ago in January and walking straight onto every ride, that hasn't happened in quite a while, even on week days. - HatboxGhost13  8.6 #12689 2:41PM
This!!!πŸ‘ - AvidDisneyThrifter220  1403.3 #133 11:51AM
Thank you Suuz!! Most people have such a hard time seeing things in the big picture, but we see the bright side of things! :) - dlmickeymouseCM  2405.6 #67 11:57AM
We CMs must stay positive! - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #189 12:00PM
I completely agree!!! Even though i am not an AP holder, only because i live far and cannot commit to come that often. This place is a magical place that offers so much entertainment and there is something new every time I go. The park is clean and they are well organized. Cost of things go up (electricity, food, gas, etc) so does everything else, clear math. I wish their money grew on tree so that way they could keep the admission the same but that is not realistic. We are so in love with this magical place but in the real world it's not free. Just saying. - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1145.7 #168 12:01PM
I could less how much it costs. Pricey yes, but I'll make it work. It's such a magical place. Busy or slow, rain or shine! My pass always ends up paying for its self. - fairyshley  479.8 #473 12:05PM
πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘thank you suzie!! - Zipitydoodahdad  270.0 #1225 12:07PM
Your welcome. Wanna split the cost for Club 33?!? - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #189 12:09PM
Ok, 90/10! Would that be fair! ( you pay the 90 of course!!!) - Zipitydoodahdad  270.0 #1225 12:14PM
Wait, I work at DL so you know I can't afford the 90%. Hey let's get 10000 of our friends to chip in and then we can add the new 1901 club too! - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #189 12:36PM
I'm in!!! ( can we hide the 59 park entries from the rest of the group though?) - Zipitydoodahdad  270.0 #1225 1:14PM
We can RAK them - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #189 4:12PM
As I've said before, Disney saw a need to increase. Could be the expansions and refurbs went over budget. Could be the cost of good and the cost of shipping has increased (have to cover those gas prices to bring us out good some how). Could be Disney would like to hire more employees or afford to pay them their worth (yay! Helps the economy). Utilities are probably hitting a point the park could not afford to pay them at the old prices. Either way, the only choice we have is to pay or not pay. I will be paying because it's not a huge dent for me. If it means that much to people (I mean the locals) you will find a way. Look at all you splurge on and cut out what you can do with out. Maybe stop estimg out so much? Make your coffee at home? Maybe it's time to search for a better paying job? Disneyland is a luxury. It's not a necessity. - KissDclown  1089.2 #179 12:15PM
Wait, for some of us it is a necessity, it's my only vise. I work there and on my days off I still go there! - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #189 12:19PM
You can find other ways πŸ˜ƒ vises arent really necessities. Just like getting my hair done is a luxury. I don't need to pay the money I do for it but it's one of the few luxuries I allow and budget for. Just like Disneyland. I budget for it and will continue to pay for a premium pass. I'm not saying people shouldn't go. I'm saying people shouldnt feel entitled. - KissDclown  1089.2 #179 12:25PM
Their overhead must be phenomenal. - happiestplace  277.1 #1145 1:36PM
Yep! Entitlement rubs me the wrong way. Back when I didn't have a pot to pi$$ in (hope that's okay to say), and could not afford Disneyland, I didn't blame Disneyland. It wasn't their fault. I considered it a "someday" thing. I didn't begrudge those that could afford it either. We come from all walks of life. Granted, it makes me especially grateful that my life has improved by leaps and bounds. It's why I cried when I walked in to DL for the first time last year. If we had never gone again, that would have been okay. - PeachKay  311.1 #897 5:58PM
Wow! This is a fiery crowd. Lol. Isnt this a Disney app? Did i get lost? Hate when i get lost - seventwentytwo  7.7 #13851 12:18PM
So true! πŸ‘† - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 12:42PM
SUUZinOC_CM I hope to meet you one day. I loved your MW story and you seem like a total sweet doll! With the price of gas going up and us purchasing a home. Even though the Hubs is a CM and Disney was wonderful enough to give our family the main gate pass. We cannot afford to visit the parks like when we had AP's. Our bills come first and even to SOME CM families Disneyland is a luxury.   - UncoolBunny  71.0 #4261 12:30PM
That was so sweet of you to say. - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #189 12:57PM
Way to go Suuz! This is exactly what I keep saying. You can't blame Disney for what they did. The grand reopening of DCA is a few wks away and I think that I they didn't raise ticket prices, DL and DCA will be a madhouse for years to come becaus of so many APs. I think if u want to keep renewing deluxe or premium passes, how about cutting those Starbucks drinks people get every morning? Or cutting down the pedi and mani's? Cutting out a fancy dinner once a month? Maybe dont go to the movies and dont spend an addition $20 on popcorn and soda? Thank you for this πŸ‘ - MagicalLand  414.2 #564 12:34PM
Your welcome too. And thank you for the examples we may need to make! - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #189 12:40PM
Don't tell the Disney execs, but I'd pay anything. - MickeyFan  1205.7 #157 12:38PM
Shhh, we will all keep your secret! - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #189 12:41PM
This reminds me of the last time prices went up and people of course were upset. I too don't necessarily like the price hike but I agree it's a luxury....and there are plenty of reasons I would rather invest in Disneyland than a lot of things. I love the memories I have had at the park...it was always my second home, schucks I even got engaged there! I don't think there is a price tag I can put on my most beloved memories.... - MouseketeerforShort  340.3 #737 1:27PM
For me, it's not so much that they're hiking the prices again. We should know by now that they do it before every summer. But my thing is that it's so much at once. i was not expecting paying a whole $150 more for the same AP. We'll be at $1000 for a Premium in no time at this rate. I get that they're trying to make their money back from the expansions but we're not all made of money here. What about all the daily guests? Pretty soon it'll be too much for them, too. People already think it's too much for one day. It just seems like a harsh quick fix is what I'm feeling. At least I have till next March to see if I'm willing to pay it. Chances are, I probably will. - craziemutant  109.6 #3518 1:54PM
In other news, I just renewed and haven't seen you since last summer...now how do I go about stalking my first MW friend? πŸ˜ƒ - FindMeAtTheCove  237.4 #1571 2:01PM
Oh my, your right, it's been too long!!! Come visit me at WOC or TSMM. Although I try to go as a guest on my days off so I can relax and enjoy the park. - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #189 3:22PM
that was so well said, after reading sooo many comments blaming local AP's for going so much, I was starting to feel a little guilty for being there, but I work 6 days a week, I go for a few hours on Sat and a few hours on Sun. I buy all my food there(been to Blue Bayou several times) French Market, and Cafe Orleans. I've bought more sweaters than I know what to do with and those are not cheap. I do it because I love Disney and all the CM's there, they work hard for what they get paid and without our support there is no Disney, so I'll pay for another year, and be grateful that I can because I know there are many who can't..... - [email protected]  260.4 #1317 2:02PM
To me disneyland is priceless. So I would do anything I could to make atleast one trip a year. - princessJordan  498.8 #456 2:10PM
So funny that I just saw this. My doctor knowing I'm a CM asked me about the price hike during my appointment. - lostgirl7988  697.8 #300 2:12PM
Ha gotta love being asked about controversial company moves out of work. best - Poisen_Ivy  315.7 #868 2:16PM
From one CM to another, your post put a lot of things into prospective Suzz.  Even before hubby and I got hired on as CMs, we were AP holders.  All of the little perks you mentioned as an AP holder are correct.  It's amazing to actually sit down and figure out how much money would be spend at the gate vs. an Annual Pass. - CM_AndiMc  26.0 #6697 2:30PM
I agree!! Disneyland is a luxury not a right!! - Chadco  310.9 #900 2:34PM
I said that on my post in the "complaining thread." 😊 Disneyland is not a right. And consider this...my daughter was 16 before she had her first trip to Disneyland. I couldn't afford it. Did it warp her? No. Did she feel unloved? Nope. Of course, now she is hooked πŸ˜ƒ but if it got to where I was back to where I was, we would still have some precious memories. Oh, and we have plenty of other free memories we have made, too. - PeachKay  311.1 #897 4:37PM
I heard the discounts for merchandise is coming to an end in December for AP holders correct me if I'm wrong, I live in Tucson and this was going to b the first year to get AP passes for me and my family now I don't know what to do. - DOPEY13  91.6 #3819 4:57PM
I considered the discounts just a small reason to buy the pass. When I did the math, two visits per year at four days a piece was cheaper with the pass. That's why I did it. - PeachKay  311.1 #897 5:14PM
I have read all of the posts and thought about what I would like to say although it would not come out right I would probaly be evicted from MW. Like most of you I have grown up with Disney going often and now I live so far away that it is my escape, My happy place and now I all hear is its not a right I fully agree it is a luxurey and one that sadly I cannot no longer afford.  I will call Disney and voice my opinion.  I will go back to my once a year.    - Dsnygrl64  153.3 #2735 5:26PM
Well said. I completely agree. This could also lead to more future rides and shows and also they need to be highly profitable to be very successful. - BrerRabbit  360.8 #675 5:30PM
Ur absolutely rite u make an excellent point - arabianites22  29.0 #6356 5:52PM
I would feel blessed to be able to purchase an AP for my family. While Walt wanted Disney to be a place for everyone we also have to remember that the economy is changing and in order to keep the dream alive Disney had to do something in order to afford to pay the amazing CM's and keep the attractions running we all love. Sometimes we have to pay a little more for something we love to do, but at the end of the day the memories you make and the friends you gain from Disneyland are well worth the price of an AP any day in my book. - DisneyDreamer18  217.4 #1839 6:19PM
The price of nachos is getting crazy - Mouse4life  1681.4 #105 7:27PM
I agree. If less people ate them I could eat them more. - matildamouse  196.8 #2099 7:32PM
Disneyland is pure luxury! I say eliminate all passes except Premium and increase it to $800.00. Those who complain go to Knotts Berry Farm or Universal Studios. - snappy  446.1 #522 7:42PM
Heck Yes To This Post!! You only live once why not live it spending each and everyday at Disney!!!! - MinnieMaddiesMommie  73.1 #4206 7:54PM
I spend $130 a month on passes for my family of 4. Some people like to go to dinner 4 or 5 times a month and some people like to go to Disneyland. As long as they keep making Disneyland and DCA better I will pay for it. - Dzny4Ever  172.6 #2439 11:05PM


 
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@@@@@@@@@@Admin I sent an email about my stay at the Courtyard Marriott and haven't received the credits. Should I be doing this another way? Thank you! - PeppersGhost  223.9 #1747 11:30AM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue CLOSED permanently
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

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Silly Symphony Swings closed -- TBA



 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7587 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  357.5 #686 8:33AM
Any idea when Autotopia will re-open?  - CentralCoastAuntVon  114.2 #3430 9:51PM
hopefully never - Dave   13820.4 #4 9:27PM
Bully - secretagentangel  7414.6 #14 1:57PM
My Kids enjoy Autopia - E-Ticket  1477.8 #122 8:29PM
Haha we do enjoy Autopia also!! My niece is very concerned about all the construction going on but knows it will be much better!  - CentralCoastAuntVon  114.2 #3430 1:17PM
Dave be nice!!! My sister is mentally handicapped and only loves autotopia and teacups... But the fumes make her faint. lol! Dave I hear you!  - verofern  138.6 #2988 1:56AM
Will Indiana jones reopen on the 3 or will it reopen on the 4 - Disneylandgirl1955  45.3 #5156 5:52AM
It was open today - AngieC  238.3 #1559 10:58PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Coaster
2005.07

2. Melody_CM
1487.16

3. Winnie111286
1412.09

4. EvilqueenRS
552.17

5. IronmanBTMR
545.47

6. secretagentangel
490.96

7. redsoxcarlos
480.78

8. ShariRenee
332.55

9. Tom
316.98

10. spicoli
272.27



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  21031.0 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2355.6 #71 1:11PM
Yes, yes. I know you do.  - crazyfriends  1.4 #64357 2:03AM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  901.3 #216 9:59AM
Too bad some cheat to make the list!!  - Fantasmicfan1  5089.1 #27 9:52AM
Great job @@Coaster! And everyone else except me of course! (Can't congratulate myself, lol)πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ - secretagentangel  7414.6 #14 8:46PM
Congrats! - ShariRenee  10697.0 #8 11:49AM

Follow the new MouseWait Blog for updates, how-tos, tips, contests, and more! (Big Thunder pic by CJ)

Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  65.2 #4421 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  331.4 #778 10:32AM
 to  - DisneyHeidi09  226.7 #1709 5:18PM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #592 7:05PM
- maleficentmama  3.4 #31469 11:39AM
Welcome - DDTINK57  376.8 #636 11:29AM

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 month of June 2016
Last month (May) seemed to be quieter than last year, probably because the 60th Celebration began last May, making last summer a lot busier. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), crowds averaged in the mid 80s (approx 85% capacity) for the first two weeks of June, then it quieted down in the last two weeks of the month. We are estimating smaller crowds than last summer because the 60th Celebration is over a year old, and there are still a lot of attractions being refurbished. 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 Jun 3, 2016 12:07PM



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  643.7 #333 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.6 #7519 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  446.1 #522 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  182.3 #2290 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  288.6 #1045 5:04PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.6 #76143 12:12PM
Have Saturdays been less busy then Tuesdays or Wednesdays recently? - TiDoubleGuhErr  0.3 #88786 12:07AM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.2 #4657 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  99.4 #3690 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2993.0 #49 9:33AM
I miss the Electrical Parade.  My mom was actually covering a story about the Electrical Parade and got to ride in one of the vehicles.  - RetroDisneyPins2002  43.2 #5258 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  331.4 #778 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  723.5 #287 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7194 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  48.0 #5040 7:25PM

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  2873.1 #52 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  331.4 #778 6:28PM
Oh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ just realized that post was 2+ years oldπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well people are still taking turns very slowly. Maybe it's the app, not the players.  - DisneyMom13  331.4 #778 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2993.0 #49 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4244.2 #38 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #68905 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  433.2 #536 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  1603.4 #114 2:20PM

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  1152.2 #166 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2069.4 #84 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  433.2 #536 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  66.3 #4387 2:38PM

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  2025.4 #87 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  460.3 #503 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
Just spent $100. Surely not my last order this month - Dianat710  75.0 #4156 4:46PM
Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  170.5 #2472 9:45AM

Did you know that you can find refurb info with a quick iPhone Spotlight Search? Learn how to find updated Disneyland info fast with a few hidden tricks in MouseWait 9. Post your tips below!


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! 

We want more books - sctoaonk75  295.3 #995 7:42PM
- MommyandBash  433.2 #536 4:52PM
We want more books - sctoaonk75  295.3 #995 7:42PM
- sunvalgifts  170.5 #2472 12:55PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey
8006.74

2. Stitch_Legacy
5143.16

3. RickChavez
3672.13

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4777.61

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8
4485.49

7. DLKenCA
2916.08

8. IDVandalSkipperCM
2596.34

9. Dave
13820.4

10. LilSterner
5828.36



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4640.5 #31 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  10697.0 #8 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4640.5 #31 10:56PM

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  7429.2 #13 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7751 10:32PM
  - teapotsandteacups  889.8 #217 10:17PM
- sunvalgifts  170.5 #2472 7:40AM


 
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. Coaster
2005.07

2. Melody_CM
1486.23

3. Winnie111286
1220.53

4. IronmanBTMR
545.47

5. EvilqueenRS
531.93

6. redsoxcarlos
400.5

7. secretagentangel
399.4

8. Tom
312

9. spicoli
272.27

10. EastBaytoLA
214.2

 

SEE THE TOP 100

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  66.3 #4387 7:14AM
I just want to thank all the newbies who are on the list so much lately! This was started as a wait time and more app so by your starting out from the beginning doing wait times is awesome! 2/3of my points are from wait times. I make a game of it and have fun doing them. Hope everyone tries it, it helps others and you earn credits!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - secretagentangel  7414.6 #14 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  2873.1 #52 10:28PM
I figure it is the least my wife and i can do, plus it is great exercise! I keep saying, one of these days we will go to one of the meet-ups. We generally only go on Saturday and sometimes Sunday as well. That darn thing called 'work' just gets in the way!  - oiler2112  771.7 #262 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  263.6 #1291 6:54PM
To bad some cheat to get on this list  - Fantasmicfan1  5089.1 #27 10:48AM
?? - ShariRenee  10697.0 #8 4:56PM
Yay. Lol - VfxGenie  1557.0 #116 6:44PM
Wow! Winnie crushing it! - vuzilla  2.3 #0 4:26PM

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
12.63

2. Goofytom
6.22

3. teapotsandteacups
2.63

4. DisneyMom13
2.02

5. Dolewhipped
1.45

6. sheridanrabbit
1.26

7. mamabeam
0.91

8. DonaldRox
0.78

9. Boundin
0.52

10. Moog
0.19

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  313.3 #881 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  97.0 #3723 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  13089.7 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2803.8 #53 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  97.0 #3723 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2803.8 #53 9:42AM
I haven't been in  Trivilator for months.  Miss being on this list.  Maybe I should find the time to get back to it:-)  - beentoall  1017.9 #0 11:15PM
Come join in - Goofytom  2873.1 #52 12:29PM
Let's start some games - DisneyMakesMeSmile  1127.6 #172 10:43PM
I lost track :( but all my games r still in progress - otilegna  2803.8 #53 8:48PM

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

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1352.2 #140 12:31AM
It was January 8 I think but I left it as I think it's funnyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I'll have to delete it😭😭 - secretagentangel  7414.6 #14 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1352.2 #140 6:03AM
I spy Christmas in July! - FrankenweenieVelinee  3614.7 #45 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  7414.6 #14 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  21031.0 #2 11:12AM
- FrankenweenieVelinee  3614.7 #45 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  7414.6 #14 3:18PM
Next meetup Β is Friday, July 15 at Rancho Zocalo! See tonight's post for details.Β  - secretagentangel  7414.6 #14 4:54PM
I spy Christmas in July! - FrankenweenieVelinee  3614.7 #45 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  7414.6 #14 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  21031.0 #2 11:12AM
- FrankenweenieVelinee  3614.7 #45 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  7414.6 #14 3:18PM

See what Kate can do for you, and experience Disneyland like a VIP! Get your own Virtual Plaid in the App Store today, it's FREE! http://apple.co/1WL7y9I

- RetroDisneyPins2002  43.2 #5258 8:01AM
- CT4625  75.0 #4155 8:30PM
That's so !    - MissAmericaSings  436.2 #529 9:37PM
Now that looks like a good service. - MoChuck  159.4 #2641 11:24AM


Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.7 #35 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  5089.1 #27 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1231.6 #151 3:48PM
Fantastic!! - Ilovegoofy  122.9 #3243 4:37PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2110 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1352.2 #140 5:56AM
Thank you to all who post from the park!! Love seeing the park when I cannot be there. - snowgrey  8.0 #13439 2:49PM
Top of the list  - buzzgoneyear92  276.2 #1158 12:09AM

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


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. secretagentangel
117300

2. teapotsandteacups
110000

3. jacdanfan
105000

4. leopardditz2000
89000

5. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
85000

6. Melody_CM
65000

7. DisneyGrandma
65000

8. debbiev
61750

9. DarthFairy
58950

10. MinnieMyLove
46500

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  1017.9 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  150.0 #2792 9:06PM
I finally made a list besides wait times.wait times has become almost impossible with the crowds,reception blows.but thank you for all you do@@@@Admin - DarthFairy  502.9 #453 7:43PM
I finally made a list besides wait times.wait times has become almost impossible with the crowds,reception blows.but thank you for all you do@@@@Admin - DarthFairy  502.9 #453 7:43PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  170.5 #2472 12:21PM

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  5089.1 #27 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  12354.8 #6 6:08AM
  - JediKitty  1204.0 #158 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  331.4 #778 1:34AM

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  498.1 #457 12:29PM
I need to get this  - MisSingAlong  99.5 #0 1:11AM
Doesn't everyone have a countdown clock on the top of one of their pinball machines?  Unfortunately mine is blank because our DL trip was weeks ago :( - awhittle  0.0 #127976 10:15AM
That just means it's time to start planning! πŸ˜€ - AngiMouse  125.0 #3206 1:02PM
Ours is blank too with no plans anytime soon. That's why I come to β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈ - DisneyMom13  331.4 #778 7:30PM
Me too πŸ˜€ - AngiMouse  125.0 #3206 8:53AM

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