Three years ago today MouseWait was approved by Apple and made its debut in the App Store! Several weeks before that, we went to Disneyland to test the app, and I remember sitting in the lobby of the Grand watching as the test wait times registered in the admin panel. I was somewhat surprised because after a year of struggling to build the app, it appeared to be ready for submission. I remember telling my good friend Robert, who was there with me that day, "hey, this thing actually works?" (And yes, I said that in a surprised tone)! The day MouseWait was approved, we nervously rushed to the Park to try to keep the wait times current. I didn't know how people would react to the app, or if it would even work on a large scale. Through the grace of God, MouseWait quickly became the most popular Disneyland app in history and the community began to grow by leaps and bounds. Over the past three years, I've had the great privilege of meeting and getting to know so many amazing people that I would not have met otherwise. From the original group that started it all back in 2009, to the new groups that are thriving and growing daily, I'm still amazed at the generosity and sincerity of the entire community. I love hearing the stories about how MouseWait has brought people together in times of need, and the friendships that have been created -- I would've never guessed back in 2009 that this would happen. My family is truly blessed to be a part of this community. Thank you to everyone who has invested their time and money into MouseWait, I really appreciate what you've done. Those of you who've consistently put in wait times, posted live pics, spread the word, planned events, and contributed in other ways. I sincerely appreciate your contributions and you are the reason why MouseWait has thrived over the past three years. I look forward to seeing you this weekend as we celebrate not just an app, but people like you who've made MouseWait what it is today!
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!
Big Thunder Mountain to reopen March 17 Alice in Wonderland will be closed Mar 10-July 3, 2014 Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage will be closed Jan. 6-Sept. 26, 2014: it’s a small world will be closed Jan. 21-Apr. 18, 2014: Indiana Jones will be closed Mar 17-May 8 Club 33: Reopens July 1st Space Mountain will be closed May 12-Jun 26: King Arthur's Carrousel will be closed April 28-May 22 Pirates of the Caribbean will be closed April 28-May 22
DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:
Grizzly River Run will be closed Apr. 21-June 19, 2014
The Little Mermaid will be closed Mar 20-May 9, 2014:
it's tough to be a bug will be closed April 21-May 8
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!
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!
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 MagicRace!
La Brea Bakery is the Official Restaurant of MouseWait! Thank you for supporting our partners. Join us Tuesdays 8pm at La Brea for Sticker Night. La Brea offers MouseWaiters a 15% discount during official MouseWait Meetups (Sticker Nights every Tuesday night, and other meetups that we announce in the Lounge).
Groundbreaking for the Temple of the Forbidden Eye occurred in August 1993. More than 400 Imagineers worked on its design and construction. Tony Baxter led a core project team of nearly 100 Imagineers.
Several early concepts were considered for Indy including a walk-through adventure and a high-speed mine car adventure within a temple. To avoid a long queue, Imagineers even considered using Jungle Cruise launches to shuttle guests to the loading area. The team tested key show elements in a Burbank warehouse on a full-sized elevated track that resembled a freeway. This enabled the team to test set pieces, lighting, effects, transport clearances and motion profiles.
To create space for the 0.5-mile queue area and the 50,000-square-foot show building, an area of the former "Eeyore" parking lot was demolished, and the Monorail and Jungle Cruise attractions were rerouted. As I'm sure some of you know, an old Eeyore parking sign is hidden up in the rafters high above the projection room (in the queue). The sign pays homage to the Eeyore Parking Lot.
To watch some scenes from the opening ceremony:
Happy 19th birthday Indy!
Have you been on this attraction? If so, what is your favorite part or scene?
Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a magnificent Monday!