1222.7 #140 (DL Qual #136

Sep 4, 2012 9:12 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#TIPS Good morning...officially starting the training calendar today from runDisney for the Tinkerbell half marathon in Jan. and the scariest thing about it for me is not knowing what to expect. So, while it's fresh in the minds of this past weekends runners...I thought it would be a good idea to start a "tips" post about it. Would you share: Things you would've done differently, things you wish you had known, best experiences, how much time to allow for the expo, are you really able to stop and take pictures with characters and keep up the pace, etc. please? Thanks and congrats again to everyone for the stories and pictures throughout the events! :)

If you have never done a half marathon and don't regularly run I would suggest that you first start off by getting a great pair of shoes that work well with your type of foot and how you run. I recomend that until you really know how you run and the type of foot you have, you visit with Road Runner sports or Snails pace running store and let them do a free analysis of your foot and how you run and make some recommendations. I cant tell you how many people get shin splints because of either bad shoes, old shoes or the wrong type of shoes...After you have gotten your shoes fitted make sure to start off slow and when I say slow, just walk on a treadmill at at brisk 3.5 to max 4.0 MPH for a few miles and do that for a good 3 to 4 weeks so you can start to build up some muscell in your legs and get them use to the pounding that is running....I also hihgly suggest that with any training program you make sure that you have a good balance of running outdoor and indoors on treadmill...Outdoor mostly because you don't get the pain that you will get on a cushioned treadmill..However, a treadmill is a great way to use the increased speed to monitor your pace and speed and do intervals to throw your legs off for preformance....I could go on and on and will but this is a start - Dave  13529.0 #2 9:51PM
πŸ‘ - Minnis2Society  369.9 #618 10:02PM
Awesome tips Dave. Thanks so much - angy17  181.1 #2240 10:11PM
Great tips Dave. I need to try to mix the treadmill in more myself. - BooEve123  800.9 #232 11:41PM
Can i just put on roller skates and hold onto your shirt??? - Zipitydoodahdad  270.0 #1164 11:52PM
Great tips Dave. I basically did exactly what you recommended here when I started running, including a trip to RoadRunnner Sports for a running analysis and fitting. I can't recommend highly enough the shoe fitting!!! - vernswifevickie  400.5 #565 4:59AM
πŸ‘ Yep. A lot of people just start out by going into Foot Locker or something and buying the most expensive running show without knowing anything about their feet. They end up wasting their money because that shoe might not be the best for them. It depends on bone structure, pronation, stride...so many things. You risk injury if you are uninformed about your body. And the tip about the treadmill is spot-on: a lot of people avoid running inside because it feels easier and they want a harder, more realistic to race day workout. That makes sense, but the treadmill is a great training tool and it's important to "trick" your body by running on different surfaces so you continue to improve. - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #332 6:17AM
Yup! Everything Dave said. - Jacqueline  580.0 #349 6:38AM
hmmmm what are folks thoughts on if we make a Facebook group for MW tinker trainers? then again we always have chubb 33 :) but maybe a facebook group would be fun too so that we can have check ins - BooEve123  800.9 #232 1:44PM
I have often thought about making a Facebook group for MW Runners. I think that's a great idea. - LilSterner  5504.0 #19 3:05PM
I was thinking that last night Boo! - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #252 3:55PM
I would love this. I have never ran in any type of marathon but after seeing all of the great posts, I would LOVE to do the 5k in Jan and then the half next summer. - Vegan7LuvsStitch  1026.3 #179 3:57PM
That sounds great! - kss4tink  218.0 #1761 4:00PM
I'm in :) - Darlingwendi  1222.7 #140 4:01PM
K i made it:) will start adding folks - BooEve123  800.9 #232 4:07PM
Do they Have a Full marathon? Or just half? - PrinceTeaJack  934.6 #198 4:08PM
Just halves out here they might have a full out in florida? - BooEve123  800.9 #232 4:17PM
I have made a group :) I am not really sure how to add people that are not on my friends list... so either check out other MWers you are friends with to find it or you are welcome to add me but take note to put me as somone to hide feed from if you are easily offended by techno music, angry rants about work, cussing, political talks and such..... LOL but yah come find mee Cass Evans BooEve - BooEve123  800.9 #232 5:47PM
I'm in! - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1190.7 #146 5:55PM
Yey I'm also running the tink in January but I'm only doing the 5k. First race ever. - angy17  181.1 #2240 10:08PM
I'm not signed up to do any of the halfs yet, but would like to start running just to get in shape. Love to be in this group for motivation. And who knows maybe I will do a half one day! - jjdq  338.0 #712 10:22PM
HEre is the link guy... let me know if it works - BooEve123  800.9 #232 11:45AM
https://www.facebook.com/groups/464555870251234/ - BooEve123  800.9 #232 11:45AM
Link didn't work for me...looks like it's cut off? Maybe post as a comment instead of as a reply? - Darlingwendi  1222.7 #140 12:25PM
hmmw hat about this one: http://on.fb.me/QmrjzT - BooEve123  800.9 #232 1:07PM
Great post! I'm thinking of running the Half now and not the 5K and any info would be appreciated! - iamdugsmaster  878.7 #208 9:39AM
The 1/2 is closed for Tink unless you register through one of the charity groups. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #252 10:05AM
Oh I don't plan on doing the Tink...I plan on doing next years Half. - iamdugsmaster  878.7 #208 10:17AM
I am too! Next year is my goal - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 10:42AM
Yay Marsha! - iamdugsmaster  878.7 #208 11:28AM
I am with you dugsmaster! I want thay gold D!!! And I'm giving myself a year to train! XD - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1190.7 #146 11:41AM
Ooooo Marsha too??? How cool! - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1190.7 #146 11:41AM
OK, so I admit...I am thinking about doing it also! I think in a year I may be able to accomplish this! - Minnis2Society  369.9 #618 11:44AM
I'm glad U R going to do it MWAJBB!!!! :D - iamdugsmaster  878.7 #208 11:50AM
I haven't ever run a half, but I did work in the fitness industry for years. Two big tips: 1) be consistent with your training and 2) be SURE to invest in the right shoes for your feet. You can go to some specialty shops and they'll watch you run on a treadmill and examine your feet. The $75 extra you'd pay for the right fit is well worth the investment in your body and training schedule. :) - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #332 6:07PM
The bit about the shoes is so true! I only buy my running shoes at specialty stores. If anyone lives in or near the San Fernando Valley, I know a great store. - VeloMouseGirl  549.8 #373 7:41PM
Follow that plan Darling! I'm starting/continuing today as well! I've been following it for the most part for about 2 months. Be consistent with your training. Train for a goal between 12-14 minutes per mile and you could get a couple of pics. If you want lots then you'll have to train for better time. Don't go fast at the start or over do it. The expo has lots of info. Presenters and products. Try to watch a presentation by Jeff Galloway. I have used his training plan. Email me for more info. He signed my book this weekend. If you ever want we can meet somewhere in between for one of the long walk/runs weekends of the training plan! GOOD LUCK!! - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #252 10:00AM
Great post Wendi! - LaPearleNoir  1790.1 #94 10:18AM
My suggestion as I lay here in bed still unable to walk.... Train, train, train:). 1st it is def time to suck it up and go get a good pair of running shoes. Also might want to look at insoles. That combo cost me about 160$ but my body thanks me:)....... I am pretty sure Jeff plan doesn't start to October tho? But if anything get couch to 5 K and start working on that. Also find yourself a nice pair of athletic sun glasses, they made a world of diffreience for the half:). The more commuted you stay to your plan the less you will feel like I do right now bahaha. As Romec said try to get that mile to about a 14 so you can take photos.... Photos took up 2.5 mins of my time making me not hit the 16 min mile:-/........ Um I may be alone of this but I take it a 5 k at a time mentally..... And for both my half anything after 9 miles was a mind challenge. Start thinking of costume ideas too;) congrats on this commitment. - BooEve123  800.9 #232 10:29AM
Oh yah to answer a few of your other ?s: expo I say you need a good 3 hours to look at all the boths. They also have a tap booth that will tap up injuries for ya very very helpful:) differently : I would have trained, I didn't train really at all for this still finished in 3:32 but finished the tink just under 3:00. Some things to look into socks and gel or gel substitutes. Socks: first time eer I got very bad blisters this time at mile 6 that destroyed me. My mistake getting brand new socks at expo. It is suggested to never introduce new things on race day. For gels I typical do two gels, one jelly bean bag, and one thing of blocks. They taste meh.... For gels try to take it at water station so you don't get chalky mouth. Um best experience finally seeing Merida and taking a pic also they had this awesome mile long car show! - BooEve123  800.9 #232 10:41AM
Did you carry a fanny pack with your own water bottle or was there alot handed out along the way? - Darlingwendi  1222.7 #140 10:45AM
nah no fanny pack with water... I do have a running belt thought that I put my phone, and the gels, bandaids, and lip balm in. I personally feel they did a wonderful job with the water stations only once did I feel that two were seprated. To me that is extra weight I need to lug around. - BooEve123  800.9 #232 10:50AM
Boo training for Tink begins today. Believe it or not I'm sore but able to walk! LOL Boo's suggestions are right on. I carried some items in a lightweight bag. The kind with the cords. Water stations through the course with power ade. I saw lots of people stopping to apply bandages for blisters by mile 6 oddly enough I didn't get one single blister. That had been my biggest worry. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #252 11:07AM
whhhhhattt lol?!? I still can not walk lmbo I am in bed had to call out of work because I can not gt down my apartment stairs lol... looks like I will be missing day one lol - BooEve123  800.9 #232 11:29AM
LOL. Like I said I'm sore. But walking with a little waddle. I don't have a choice. I have a child who needs a lunch and ride to school. LOL - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #252 12:54PM
Good luck I know you can do it!! - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 10:42AM
Yay!! I'm starting today too for the half !! I think I might do a vlog/blog about it. If I do I'll share the training experience with you! :) - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #233 11:09AM
I suggest trying to squeeze towards the front of your corral if you're afraid of falling behind time. I used a running belt at tink & a camelbak at the last half and both worked well at holding all my junk-sunglasses, lip balm, phone, camera, sport beans, ID, inhaler, etc. I agree with booeve, don't introduce anything new you havent used on training runs and definitely spring for some good shoes. I got a foot injury from my over mileage shoes because I didn't want to spend the $$ and I was off training for weeks. Use the in parks bathrooms if you can, short to no lines compared to the portapotties. Some character lines are shorter than others so I'd prob pick your most fave or rare characters to stop for. Hmmm, that's all I can think of right now. It is a total blast!!! Stick with the training schedule and listen to your body and most of all have fun! - supertracy  471.9 #454 11:42AM
Has anyone followed the Galloway plan? He promotes a no injury plan. - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1190.7 #146 11:49AM
for the tink i would say i stuck about 75% to his training plan feel off track for about 3 weeks during the holiday. I never did the magical mile thought... I need to suck it up and get a pace watch:-/ - BooEve123  800.9 #232 11:56AM
Yes. I follow it. He's very nice and knowledgable. I always injure myself and following his training I've been injury free which my family says is quite the miracle. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #252 12:49PM
I used the Galloway plan for the Tink and Princess, didn't have a single injury. Always train on of your long runs with EVERYTHING you plan on wearing for race day. Use lots of Vaseline on your feet and potential rub spots. I prefer to carry water on me and I use the same gel fuels they'll be handing out on the course so I don't have to carry them with me. Go to an actual running store and have your stride/foot strike evaluate and get 2 good pairs of shoes, alternate wearing them so they both are well broken in. Hope this helps! - Ladystrac  452.0 #489 12:25PM
Gel fuels? They didn't hand out any in this 1/2 unless missed something. Most people had their own. Only water and powerade. Med stations have band aids, ice packs/gel. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #252 12:52PM
They passed out some right around the 9 mile mark. Oh yah the med station have this ice hot gel stuff i swear that save my sore legs i lathered that stuff on lol - BooEve123  800.9 #232 12:57PM
Oh ok. I was swept away at that point and not by a Prince - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #252 1:19PM
What do you all do in this heat? Y husband leaves too early, so I can't go running in the morning and it's still hot when he gets home. He also doesn't want me to go running after dark. I finished Bridge to 10k a month ago but haven't been running since :(. Should I just suck it up and try training in the heat? - kss4tink  218.0 #1761 1:32PM
Personally I make no excuses. But I'm competitive and stubborn so that's just me. Lol. Buy a good sweat band and maybe carry a cold wet cloth and cold water to help cool you down if your too hot. Something is better than nothing. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #252 1:40PM
this is sadly what got me in this race. Not making time for myself then blamming the heat too. I think that Lilsterner just got up early for her short runs... myself I stillc an only go at dusk..... luckily it will start to cool down soon - BooEve123  800.9 #232 1:41PM
Lol, yeah, I guess I need to realize I'm just making excuses. Good idea to take a cold cloth. Unfortunately, it's going to be hot for a while, so I guess I just need to bite the bullet and try today! Thanks guys :). - kss4tink  218.0 #1761 2:35PM
My husband leaves early too, but I'm up at 4am to get my run in - shodge12  313.8 #829 2:42PM
I wish I could go early but my husband leaves too early and I need to be home cause we have a toddler. - kss4tink  218.0 #1761 4:06PM
The heat during the half was difficult for me because I had trained for months very early in the morning while it was cool. After doing the half this weekend that's one change I'll be making to my training...I'm going to start varying the time of day that I do my long runs so I'm better prepared for temperature changes. - vernswifevickie  400.5 #565 5:06AM
Be consistent about your running. I used run training app on my phone. I also did a half marathon earlier in the year to help me prepare. - shodge12  313.8 #829 2:43PM
I will be a wimp and will be doing the Neverland 5K - but it's my first 5K, so it's a start! - PrincessKristin  780.8 #240 3:12PM
A 5k is not wimpy! You can do it :) - Darlingwendi  1222.7 #140 3:51PM
Girl! It's not wimpy! 5ks are great because they are short and the sense of accomplishment is great! Disney puts on great events! You will do great! - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1190.7 #146 5:59PM
So, I know the Tink course is different than this one right? Is it all flat? Hills? Toughest part? Thanks for sharing everyone...VERY helpful :) - Darlingwendi  1222.7 #140 3:54PM
Throughy both parks pretty flat. Last year it was at night. Not sure if it will be the same course. Only one area where it was up and down but no biggie. You'll do fine Darling! - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #252 4:05PM
By up and down I mean sort of like the entrance to Toontown but a little longer. It's where vehicles cross from DL to DCA. Normally unseen by guests. Perks of the 5K seeing the secrets. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #252 4:07PM
for the half las year was early morning - it was mostly flat minus one "hill" right in the begin the course was flipped we ran the other direction. Went DL, DT Anaheim, the DCA, finish line behind Paradise peir. ALl of it was rather flat on both courses:) I swear to this day the toughest party for me is running into the sun. I finally sucked it up and bought soccer mom running glasses at the expo and i thank the stars i did. - BooEve123  800.9 #232 4:09PM
I might try signing up for next year's half marathon too... or maybe just the 5K but I think I'll start running now and see how it goes before half marathon registration begins :) - Jenniferr  506.7 #419 4:15PM
Saw some runners today at DCA with their medals! You can do it! - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 4:21PM
Here's my suggestion. If you are a treadmill trainer, make sure you get enough time on the road. Otherwise you will be extremely sore after. Spoken from personal experience. Allthough I ran a personal record of 2:02,I'm still paying the price with sore legs. - streetsweeper  529.7 #393 7:23PM
That's me...usually do the treadmill while my littlest naps. Thanks! - Darlingwendi  1222.7 #140 8:46PM
Nutrition and hydration are so important. There are sine great web sites out there for inexperienced runners that give you training schedules as well as advice on nutrition and hydration. - VeloMouseGirl  549.8 #373 7:44PM
Thank you thank you thank you!! For this amazing post!!! Im really crunching down on my training and I'm getting more and more nervous!!! But all of this makes me feel like maybe I can do it!!! - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.1 #236 7:58PM
you can do this!! - misschurro  6374.4 #17 9:31PM
I'm signing up for the half next year. I'm getting tired of seeing medals around everyone's neck but my own. - Slotherini  1079.8 #169 9:37PM
that would be great. You can start planning a costume :) - misschurro  6374.4 #17 9:40PM
It's about 28 steps for sloth. - Mouse4life  1681.4 #100 9:42PM
I feel the exact same way sloth - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1190.7 #146 10:16PM
How about pictures? Saw Dave's and other "official" ones taken...are there Disney photographers all along the course...and how much do the pix cost to purchase? :) - Darlingwendi  1222.7 #140 8:48PM
Yup they are all over the course. They send an email about 2-3 days after. Pictures are a bit pricey but they give something like 10% discounts and if you wait a bit 20% - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #252 9:00PM
They are mostly in the parks at the expo they had a big map with all the locations:). They do sit low to the ground on the sides for those action shots so smile big always haha - BooEve123  800.9 #232 9:29PM
What are gels and sport beans? Reading your comments has inspired me to sign up! I have run pretty consistently for about 17 yrs for fun, but have only done two races- something I did with the kids. I have always wanted to do the Disney run, but never thought seriously about it until reading about it on posts . Sounds like fun! Maybe I'll get my courage up! - 7mouskedoodles  371.6 #613 10:17PM
I sadly am not sure the proper definition of it but they are used for "fuel" I personally am not a fan on gels only can handle 2 max. I like the beans they are like Ober sweet jelly beans:) I just tries the blocks they were yummy! They give your body the extra boost. - BooEve123  800.9 #232 10:40PM
Thanks, where can I buy them? - 7mouskedoodles  371.6 #613 10:56PM
I would assume that most sports stores would and running shops. Personal suggestion if you get gels make sure to take them with water avaiable:) from what I have gathered folks don't not us these for anything under 4 or so miles. They are very helpfull for endurance long runs:) - BooEve123  800.9 #232 11:03PM
Thanks Boo! - 7mouskedoodles  371.6 #613 11:58PM
Does anyone know when registration usually starts for the half marathon ? I'm so mad I didn't do it this year. - Hendizl  2828.9 #46 10:23PM
I believ in early Jan. Pretty close to the first of the year. - Mimmy  1442.3 #119 10:27PM
Ok thanks I looked everywhere and even google but didn't find the answer for it - Hendizl  2828.9 #46 10:30PM
Yep I signed up first day taxes could be filled lol - BooEve123  800.9 #232 10:34PM
Great! I have time to find a job, get my mula, and sign up! - iamdugsmaster  878.7 #208 10:42PM
I have some questions kind of out of curiosity.. On the RunDisney site it says listening to music is not recommended but I want to know the opinions of MWers who participated if having earphones in was "unsafe"? Also, are there like towels or paper towels provided along the run to wipe off your sweat? LOL - Jenniferr  506.7 #419 11:25PM
There are a few locations along the course that a voice recording warns you of sharp turns, dips, hills. I wore headphones the whole time and was fine I think it becomes viewed as a safety hazard. And no wet clothes or towels along the course but they may have them at first aide:) - BooEve123  800.9 #232 11:36PM
I listen to recorded books, which is not as loud as music. I'm still able to hear my surroundings, maybe that could be an option. - kss4tink  218.0 #1761 11:59PM
As for the sweat, try wearing a visor or one of the sweat-wicking headbands. Or you can take a washcloth or gym towel and tuck it into your waistband or running belt. - Mimmy  1442.3 #119 5:08AM
Good luck everyone!! You can do it! Woo!! - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #233 11:28PM
My old boss runs marathons, does triathlons, and has done Iron Man a couple times....his advice to me was always work on distance first. Speed comes later. Do as much outside as you can. Treadmills dont offer the same resistance. Join a running group. We have the Loma Linda Lopers who meet every Sunday to train and coach. Visit places like the Running Store - KissDclown  1089.1 #167 5:19AM
One of the best tips I can offer is regarding the bathrooms. If you need to make a pit stop, do NOT stop at the first set of port-a-potties! There is generally a healthy sized line and this cuts into your time. Keep going a while and stop a little later. Also, many of the restrooms inside the park are open. They are staffed with a CM who is cleaning and replenishing supplies. This is a much better option than a port-a-potty!! 😝 - Mimmy  1442.3 #119 5:13AM
Yes!!! Plus the restrooms in the park were not very crowded at all. - vernswifevickie  400.5 #565 6:21AM
Ooh! Good to know! I always wondered if they opened the bathrooms up! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #332 6:29AM
Training, training, training!!! Be consistent and diligent in training. I used the Jeff Galloway plan and I am not even a little bit sore from doing the half. Also, spend the $$ to get a running analysis and shoe fitting at a running store. The analysis is free but the custom insoles and shoes will run around $150.00 to 175.00...TOTALLY worth the money! If you go to Roadrunner Sports for shoes spend the couple of bucks to become a VIP customer. VIPs have 90 days to return the shoes for an exchange if they aren't working out for any reason. It made it so much easier for me to spend the money for the shoes knowing I wouldn't be stuck with them if they didn't perform. One last thing...I read John Bingham's book "Marathoning for Mortals" as I began training....it encouraged me so much and sort of demystified the whole running thing for me. - vernswifevickie  400.5 #565 5:28AM
I was so amazed by you! Congrats!! - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 6:29AM
Awww....thank you. I cried like a baby when I crossed the finish line :) - vernswifevickie  400.5 #565 6:50AM
Not even a little sore. You did some great training. Congratulations!! - Tealtownfan  1015.6 #186 6:56AM
How about the special Character pasta meal the night before...it's seems pretty pricey, but of course a very fun experience. Any pros or cons from anyone who has gone? - Darlingwendi  1222.7 #140 12:23PM
Few more tips....when you have reached the next step from doing some brisk/power walking and are ready to start running, dont go all out. Try and start out by running on a treadmill at a pace of around 5.5 mph and just try and work yourself up to higher and higher amounts of consistent running as your training goes on. It might take you a couple weeks just to be able to run 5 minutes without stopping but keep at it and you will realize that over time those 5 minutes turn into 10 and into 15 and so forth. Also make sure to get plenty of rest in between runs. Its not a good idea to try and run every day at a beginner or even a moderate runner. Your legs need to rest and the more strain you put on them could possibly put you in danger of sustaining an injury. ...Also, never sell yourself short...I hear so many times, I cant do it, there is no way, I'm not a runner...That is not the attitude you want to start off with..You will be quite surprised at what your body can do if you have the right attitude, some patience, a strong desire...You can do it!!!! - Dave  13529.0 #2 12:56PM
DAve you should be a couch you offer very wise advice and wisdom:) Thanks for checking in on me the day of the race to make sure I finished! I have a btn for you Mr will drop it off at Napa for you one of these days soon;) - BooEve123  800.9 #232 1:08PM
Boo I do hope you mean "COACH!" bahaha - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #252 1:27PM

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Admin Thanks - Winnie111286  12422.7 #4 3:18PM

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  1538.2 #110 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  11394.3 #5 6:08AM
  - JediKitty  1076.4 #170 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  235.9 #1527 1:34AM


 
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  1177.0 #149 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  221.5 #1713 7:31PM
    - teapotsandteacups  134.2 #2979 8:56AM
- MommyandBash  374.3 #608 10:29AM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. OhanaPhoto
433.54

2. Mouse4life
388.28

3. drummerkidd
251.7

4. sawman911
131.52

5. Winnie111286
112.87

6. secretagentangel
110.59

7. Taunton
105.5

8. HARR_E
94.98

9. happiestplace
90.95

10. shootanyangle
90.53



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  13474.3 #3 11:30PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  471.8 #455 9:59AM
Oh wow! Finally on the list! All my real time posts are posted in DL Talk, so surprised to see thisπŸ˜‚ - Alicewhoareyou  2571.4 #54 4:23PM
I made the list! I'm somebody now!!!πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ˜‚ - OhanaPhoto  5333.1 #21 9:54AM
You are always somebody, unless you're nobody, then you are nobody! πŸ˜‚ - RetroDisneyPins2002  23.6 #6762 2:15PM
RetroDisneyPins2002 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - OhanaPhoto  5333.1 #21 7:00PM
OhanaPhoto - You are BIG time now!!! 😜 - DisLUVney  633.6 #318 8:37PM

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  5479.8 #20 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.8 #7599 10:32PM
- disneyforme  207.8 #0 7:33PM
  - teapotsandteacups  134.2 #2979 10:17PM

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

Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  1015.6 #186 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1981.1 #82 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  374.3 #608 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  31.2 #5882 2:38PM

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

1. CobbPR
6890

2. uscdisneyteacher
6242

3. Dave
5883

4. BaseballMickey_CM
5846

5. Winnie111286
5551

6. Plumiegirl
5452

7. Duchess_SMK
5399

8. misschurro
5265

9. pikarich
4792

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4203.9 #35 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  4203.9 #35 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  426.7 #519 8:06PM

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  277.5 #1081 9:59PM
How do you get discount on AP passes. Guessing use MOUSEWAIT - suzieq65  111.4 #3403 4:00PM
You get discounts on AP by renewing early. It's through Disney . They'll send you a card.  - secretagentangel  4723.9 #28 8:58PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - Woodylover  52.1 #4698 12:13AM
Apparently whatever I was trying to buy doesn't apply. Dang - Poisen_Ivy  315.2 #826 12:47PM
Get tickets through MW then sign up for your Annual Pass at the parks ticket booths😊 - sunvalgifts  31.8 #5814 11:06AM

Invest in Disney Fine Art with our new Platinum Partner, Magical Memories. Watch for MouseWait art exclusives in the Lounge and use this code: MW10 for 10% off! When you support Magical Memories, you also support the continued development and maintenance of MouseWait. Earn 1000 Credits for each purchase--just send your receipt to [email protected] -- thank you for your support!


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  1905.2 #88 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  411.4 #541 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I will do this next time I'm on Amazon! - DisneyLov3r  38.5 #0 5:02PM
Just spent $100. Surely not my last order this month - Dianat710  46.5 #4932 4:46PM


 
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. OhanaPhoto
397.1

2. Mouse4life
357.9

3. drummerkidd
251.7

4. sawman911
131.03

5. shootanyangle
90.53

6. secretagentangel
86.87

7. jeffandkaarina
74.13

8. dignan311
66.57

9. BaseballMickey_CM
53.8

10. redsoxcarlos
52.4

 

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  31.2 #5882 7:14AM
Wow! I'm on the list 😊 - disneymom1  256.8 #1283 10:17PM
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  4723.9 #28 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  2113.5 #73 10:28PM
Congrats to the MWers who maid the list - disneylover2002  7.2 #13827 7:43PM
 I'm about to fall off the bottom there real soon...but I had fun entering times during our visit.  - DisneyMom13  235.9 #1527 10:02PM

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
95000

2. secretagentangel
87300

3. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
75000

4. DisneyGrandma
65000

5. leopardditz2000
63500

6. Melody_CM
55000

7. debbiev
49750

8. DarthFairy
48950

9. MeridaFan
46130

10. teach67
44250

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  369.0 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  111.4 #3403 9:06PM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  426.7 #519 12:42PM
Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  36.7 #5411 10:52PM
Good job! - antetr95  1894.4 #89 10:48AM

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  21.7 #7055 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  235.9 #1527 10:32AM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #567 7:05PM
Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  531.5 #392 4:20PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
7625.83

2. Stitch_Legacy
5143.19

3. RickChavez
3671.57

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4542.96

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8
4088.47

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2417.27

8. Dave
13529

9. LilSterner
5503.96

10. Duchess_SMK
6349.23



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS



Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1538.2 #110 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1154.6 #157 3:48PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2045 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1065.0 #172 5:56AM
Here! Yay! - LadyTrampTraveler8  48.3 #0 10:36AM
My First time making this list! THANK YOU! Please comment and give me tips as only Mouse Waiters can!! - sunvalgifts  31.8 #5814 2:11PM

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  2113.5 #73 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  235.9 #1527 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  235.9 #1527 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2622.2 #51 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 12:59PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  374.3 #608 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  1174.2 #153 2:20PM
@@Admin  Can't keep my games going, other end either not answering or app is stalling. It doesn't forfeit after 24 hrs of not answering. Want to play, but instead spend more time waiting and waiting. Thx - DisneyMom13  235.9 #1527 8:26AM

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
9.52

2. Goofytom
5.26

3. DisneyMom13
2.38

4. richiii3
0.66

5. beentoall
0.61

6. Dolewhipped
0.57

7. mamabeam
0.54

8. Moog
0.22

9. jalensmommy
0.18

10. otilegna
0.12

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  291.5 #968 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  94.3 #3678 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  11116.2 #6 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2680.9 #48 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  94.3 #3678 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2680.9 #48 9:42AM
Any tips on how to keep a game going?  Seems like the past few times I've played Random the other person stops playing and I can't finish the game.  :( - azbellatink  245.4 #1411 12:47AM
Yay I made the list!!!!!!  - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  146.2 #2776 7:02PM
 YOU!!! Having fun playing!! - DisneyMom13  235.9 #1527 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoall  369.0 #0 2:19AM

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  457.8 #476 12:29PM
I need to get this  - MisSingAlong  99.3 #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 #127147 10:15AM
That just means it's time to start planning! πŸ˜€ - AngiMouse  81.6 #3914 1:02PM

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

1. #MW MEETUP Dinner, attractions and more!!
Feb 12, 2016 06:00pm

2. #MWMEETUP ONE LAST TIME
Aug 06, 2016 12:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1065.0 #172 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  4723.9 #28 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1065.0 #172 6:03AM
It looks like we need to get more official meet-ups happening in the parks.  πŸ˜„ - LaPearleNoir  1790.1 #94 9:38AM
I do one a week but we need more! We were saying last week to add an Astro blaster to Friday maybe? We could do a monorail or BRMRR sweeper tooπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Plus I'm trying to post a few ahead of time so people can plan. Next week the meetup we do for MW  had to be Friday again but hopefully Tuesday  the next week! We have two very cool ones coming up next month! It's a secret😎😎😎😎 - secretagentangel  4723.9 #28 9:47PM
Your Tuesday night meet up is great but I'm just remembering all the meetups we used to have.  I wonder what the meet ups are next month..... I'll be there with my  - LaPearleNoir  1790.1 #94 10:30PM
i keep ending up with tues classes,  and missing the tues meetups.  so glad i have made a few of them! - MsTikiMermadam  1065.0 #172 6:05AM
I'll post the ones I know about, I'm switching some to weekends too. And maybe get a few others too! 😊 - secretagentangel  4723.9 #28 8:49PM
When is the next meet up? - sunvalgifts  31.8 #5814 2:36PM
This Friday at 6 at DCA. I'll post tonight. We can't do this Tuesday but should be back for PTN on Tuesdays by the 16th.  - secretagentangel  4723.9 #28 4:09PM

Thanked by:   LaPearleNoir   MsTikiMermadam   disneyforme   ebugsmama   NvNana  
DISNEYLAND PARK:

Splash Mountain closed Feb 8-18
Indiana Jones closed Feb 29-March 3
River Belle Terrace transforms into a table service restaurant Feb 10
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
Jingle Cruise closes Jan 11 for Jungle Cruise conversion

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Disney's Aladdin is permanenly closed--Frozen will take its place
Luigi's Rollickin Roadsters opens early 2016
Soarin closed M-Thursdays in February

 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.3 #8210 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  341.2 #701 8:33AM
We overheard a CM say the Colombia would be docked for 18 months. So return time frame should be some time in June 2017, possibly July 2017 if something goes wrong. - Lelundrial  658.7 #305 12:47PM
Omg...... So long.... - MsTikiMermadam  1065.0 #172 2:45PM
Does the Jingle to Jungle conversion normally take that long? - Woozle  51.1 #4746 8:41AM
No - secretagentangel  4723.9 #28 8:33PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  56.2 #4538 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  63.4 #4331 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2622.2 #51 9:33AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  21.4 #7097 10:18PM
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  23.6 #6762 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  235.9 #1527 7:43PM
No way! That's crazy! - Disney_Pincess02  22.5 #6927 4:55PM
In Disney world I watched the MSEP - splashethan  0.7 #74792 4:04PM
πŸ‘†πŸ»lucky - Bo22  394.2 #570 11:17PM

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


Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
19178.6

2. Dave
13529

3. Melody_CM
13474.3

4. Winnie111286
12422.7

5. jacdanfan
11394.3

6. Tom
11116.2

7. goofygal
11004.8

8. Plumiegirl
10136.8

9. ShariRenee
8578.11

10. uscdisneyteacher
7922.89


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  4723.9 #28 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  1868.3 #91 8:50AM
 I bow down to you....real fast....like Aladdin drops in front of the Royal Princess, Jasmine! - DisneyMom13  235.9 #1527 1:53PM
Congrats - superdisneyman80  0.1 #102138 8:22PM

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

Super Bowl unFORECAST for the week of Feb 1, 2016
Everyone always asks if it will be busy on Super Bowl Sunday. Historically the answer is always YES, and this Sunday should be no exception. Since last week, weekdays have been surprisingly slow (very low crowds). We expect more of the same this week, until Friday. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the high 60s (approx 60% capacity), and it jumped a little during Super Bowl weekend. 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 Feb 1, 2016 12:06PM



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  615.1 #331 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.5 #7244 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  438.4 #500 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  171.2 #2390 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  249.4 #1357 5:04PM
I'm glad Saturday's are good we are going tomorrow ! - vanessav87  5.4 #17626 3:45PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.5 #79309 12:12PM

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