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Feb 8, 2013 7:46 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history Feb. 8th, 2001. Disney's 2nd Anaheim park & 8th theme park in the world, Disney's California Adventure officially opens along w/ the Grand Californian hotel. California Adventure is the centerpiece of a $1.4-billion expansion of what will now be called the Disneyland Resort. Michael Eisner's dedication on this day includes these words: "To all who believe in the power of dreams … Welcome! Disney's California Adventure opens its golden gates to you. Here we pay tribute to the dreamers of the past … the native people, explorers, immigrants, aviators, entrepreneurs and entertainers who built the Golden State. And we salute a new generation of dreamers who are creating the wonders of tomorrow … from the silver screen to the computer screen … from the fertile farmlands to the far reaches of space. Disney's California Adventure celebrates the richness and the diversity of California … its land, its people its spirit and above all, the dreams that it continues to inspire." Were you there on opening day? What did you think of the original DCA?

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I remember watching on the news on opening day. The crowds they had predicted never materialized, and the park was quiet. I never saw it for myself until 2006, so some of the original attractions were already gone by then. I think the old DCA was a bit cheezy in places. The movie with Whoopi Goldberg was just so unintentionally funny and cheezy. The videos of Superstar Limo are just plain creepy. The recent updates, including Buena Vista Street and Cars Land, were definately needed and have made this the awesome park it is today. - ScooterMike  1962.2 #69 8:03AM
I miss the Whoopi movie. Spot on with that. - Jacqueline  580.0 #313 8:58AM
Yes.. I agree Mike. - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 10:14AM
Standing in line for Golden Dreams was where I met Topher Grace ❤ - BettyPoop  237.4 #1405 10:55AM
Thankfully I haven't had any golden dreams since I was a child - ScooterMike  1962.2 #69 11:18AM
My dad was one of the native Americans in the whoopi. movie. - Chumash28  1080.1 #146 10:28PM
I remember when DCA opened but I was not living in California at the time... It wasn't until about 3 years later that I saw the new park. My honest opinion of the park was disappointment. I thought it lacked the Disney qualities I've known for years. The new park is a lot better but I still consider Disneyland to be where the Magic really is. Thank you SMK for another great Disney History! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 8:15AM
I agree. It's hard to be DCA next to the original and most famous park in the world! - MoonWillow  381.1 #537 8:36AM
I have a cool story about this. - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 8:56AM
I love mypark sensitivity - pikarich  3616.1 #28 10:54AM
I agree too, I took my son for his 5th birthday. I was very disappointing. - nicealex77  631.2 #285 12:48PM
I remember going on the Castmember only day and then the AP only Day prior to it opening. I took so many pix during the time of demolition of the old facilities such as the Garden Villas of the older part of the DL Hotel, the pool and the Monorail Cafe :(, and surrounding offices, Restaurants. parking lots that are now the DTD area, the old original ticket booths, and the Monorail Station at the hotel. I remember the half way trips from DL to the hotel. It would leave the Monorail station in Tomorrowland going forward to the hotel let off passengers on a one way trip then got backwards to the park. Robert Mondavi Wineries occupied the now Wine Country Trattoria, and Wolfgang Pucks restaurant which is now Ariel's Grotto. And the awesome Soaring over California attraction which was my favorite. So many changes in the twelve years. So much better. Thanks Duchess. - splashphotoCM  885.6 #178 9:26AM
Cool! I didn't know about Wolfgang Pucks - rbeezy  703.0 #238 9:31AM
I think it's a cool concept for a Disney park... It's just taking time to develop it all. - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 10:16AM
I would love to see those demos pix! Miss some of the old DL hotel. That would be cool to see it back then and in progress. I remember taking the tram around all the construction stuff. But I don't have any pix of it. - MeridaFan  3506.2 #32 12:43PM
I remember going there around the time it opened. The wait times were short and back then I loved it. I was younger, so I was more into the "rides" than the shows and other things that were offered. Now, that I'm 12 years older (ugh) I still love it and all the changes that DCA has made. I appreciate it more than I did when it opened. I miss some of the attractions, like the Maliboomer, and regret not seeing some of the others, like Superstar Limo. All in all, I loved DCA then and I love it still today. ☺ Thanks Duchess for the post. - Waites4DodgerEars_CM  979.9 #167 8:33AM
I miss the mailboomer too! But I love all the new stuff so I've excepted it lol - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 8:52PM
The first time I went was sometime in the spring of 2002... All I can remember is short lines, an empty park, and only staying there for a few hours. Oh! And CA Screamin' of course. We didn't leave after a short time because we were disappointed, but because we did everything there was to do! CA Adventure was more of a "sideshow" back in those days... I'm glad it has evolved into the full theme park it is today. :) - JRDrummer_CM  875.4 #183 9:15AM
I think that's a good way to put it. It was a short diversion from DL. Things sure have changed. - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 10:24AM
Doesn't pertain to your post, but you look gorgeous in your profile pic!!😍😘 - RCmom  5229.2 #16 10:06AM
Awwww! Thanks love! You're too sweet! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 8:52PM
I remember going to the AP event before the park opened to the public. We got so scared on It's Tough to be a Bug! The Maliboomer was fun, but I hated the face shield things. Superstar Limo was the oddest attraction ever. I loved playing Who Wants to be a Millionare, but never made it to the hot seat. The one thing I miss most though is Hollywood and Dine! They had about 4 different places to order from inside (which looked like a soundstage) with different food choices. I'm so bummed they took that out... - BettyPoop  237.4 #1405 11:04AM
where was the Hollywood and Dine? to the right of what is now Monsters Inc.? - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5012.0 #18 11:11AM
I actually like "It's Tough to be a Bug". I don't remember eating at Hollywood and Dine. Sounds like a fun place. - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 11:13AM
Yeah, it was next to Superstar Limo. It had Chinese, pizza, burgers, and soup & sandwiches. Apparently you can still rent it out for private parties! - BettyPoop  237.4 #1405 11:19AM
I'm just glad I got to experience the park before and after - Hendizl  2561.6 #43 12:30PM
Same here Hendizl - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 12:39PM
My dads company does a lot of work for Disney. Most recently they built Carsland and BVS. They had done some of the original construction of DCA. Our family was invited to go about a month before the park opened and experience all the rides and what not. It was awesome. GOod first memories of DCA. - OneDayAlice  497.3 #382 12:34PM
That must have been awesome, ODA! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 12:43PM
Happy Birthday DCA! - Armenda  1153.8 #130 7:48AM
🎉🎉🎉 - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 10:16AM
Happy Birthday DCA!! My how far you have come. - TheNewTrent  748.0 #221 8:04AM
🎉🎉🎉 - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 10:16AM
OK now this I remember! I was fortunate enough to go to the cast member preview. I remember how empty it was and everything was half price. Thanks for the reminder Duchess :) - RickChavez  3408.3 #33 8:06AM
Remember... Even DL got bad press at first. - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 11:05AM
Thanks Duchess! Love the write-up! I think a decade of celebrating the history of the state was enough and I'm glad we have the changes we do now. I was there 8 mos pregnant with my family for AP preview days. That was the only day until 2012 that I actually spent an ENTIRE day at DCA. Now I could easily spend the whole day there if I wanted to! Thanks again for the info! - TinkerSchelle  1428.9 #98 8:09AM
It sure has grown up! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 10:18AM
I could easily spend the whole day there too! Thanks for taking the time to share that with us! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 8:54PM
My first trip was on a rainy afternoon that March. There was no one there and we spent a grand total of 2 hours in the park since most of the attractions were closed. It was years before we went back. Now I really enjoy spending the day there. Happy Birthday, DCA! - MoonWillow  381.1 #537 8:13AM
So much to do there now! It's a lot better no IMO. - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 8:55PM
My family bought 2fer tickets in 2005, so when the day came to go, we walked in, spent 30 minutes there, then left and bought tickets for Disneyland again. Now I get excited to show "newbies" how much the park has to offer! - lovetheland7  175.1 #2213 8:22AM
LOL.. I did the same thing. - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 10:19AM
I remember enjoying the 'Eureka!' parade. I liked the music, and I think the reason why it was so memorable for me was because the performers tried really hard to get the audience to clap along or something and only one lady (aside from me, of course) was getting into it. She was all like "Aw yea, get it girl!" Idk, I just like Disney parades in general 😂 ('Celebrate!' doesn't count, that was a "street party" lol) - rbeezy  703.0 #238 8:49AM
I remember that! It seemed like they had more interactive "street shows" back then with more audience participation. - Jacqueline  580.0 #313 8:56AM
Disney does have a way of welcoming everyone! This is one of the many thing that set them apart. - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 10:22AM
It was a lot different. I'm glad I was able to experience it when it first opened.. I was just psyched for an outdoor rollercoaster (CA Screamin) and I was obsessed with Maliboomer. As underwhelming as it may have been to many at the time, it definitely makes me appreciate all of its current progress today. I miss hearing the Beach Boys and seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, but BVS is a million times more cohesive and memorable! Old Hollywood glamour is the best. - Jacqueline  580.0 #313 8:51AM
I agree! Old Hollywood glamor IS the greatest! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 8:56PM
I miss some of the older things but I guess the changes helped the parks popularity now they need to add a train like DL lol - lisaw  139.0 #2794 9:00AM
They have a trolley 😂😂 - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 9:04AM
Not that goes around the park to the different areas,the trolley only stays up front - lisaw  139.0 #2794 9:25AM
Yes... Hence the laughing emojis - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 9:43AM
I'm lazy and have bad feet I need all the help I can get lol - lisaw  139.0 #2794 11:28AM
I was not there on opening day. We went the first time in May, 2003 and were lucky enough to stay at the Grand Californian Hotel! It was wonderful. We stayed for 5 days and had so much fun. We did the Aladdin show, I think. We also went a year later, so not sure if it was then or the later trip. Thanks for this great trip down memory lane! - MeridaFan  3506.2 #32 9:03AM
The Aladdin show is the Best thing attraction in that park! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 11:07AM
I love Aladdin!!! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 8:57PM
Glad it opened. I can't imagine what Disneyland would be without DCA and the Grand. I still hope Northern CA will get a Disney park. - E-Ticket  1299.7 #108 9:06AM
Hey E. That would be awesome!!! I think it's possible! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 10:23AM
I went during summer of 2003 and my first impression was "I miss the trees and shade that DL offers." But I was wowed by the Redwood Creek area-maybe because I'm a NorCal gal. - bayareadisneygirl  157.6 #2495 9:23AM
I almost got heat stroke just walking through the park. It still feels about 10 degrees higher than DL. - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 10:48AM
I remember staying at Inn at the Park (or whatever Paradise Pier Hotel was called then) about a year before DCA opened. We had a park view and it was cool watching all the construction. I don't think we visited DCA until 2003 or so. I think the Millionaire show was going on but we didn't see it. Not sure if Superstar Limo was open but if it was we did not see it. I actually enjoyed that visit and every visit since then. I'm sad I never made time for the Dreams movie. :-(. The only thing I thought DCA was lacking was a good kids land and trees! Otherwise I was always satisfied with its offerings. Maybe cause I never compared it to DL? Always saw it as its own entity. Plus being a proud Californian I think it captured our state well. To be honest I was pretty upset by DCA 2.0 plans. But I have to admit DCA feels more Disney now. If only those trees would grow faster lol I would be a happy camper. - PrincessDuckie  795.0 #205 9:40AM
Best things are Soarin', my most favorite ride ever and the Grand. We have been fortunate to stay there quite a few times and every time it is always like first time! It's our favorite hotel. - PrincessDuckie  795.0 #205 9:45AM
Paradise Pier was originally called The Emerald of Anaheim. - splashphotoCM  885.6 #178 10:43AM
awesome! - VfxGenie  1531.6 #90 10:05AM
I didn't go to Dca until 2008 before we got ap we had some deal with visit 2 days but you had to visit one park then another the next day and I really wasnt impress that much.It didn't feel so disney magic other than the rides mwrs already described like soaring ,screaming toy story mania was already openned but i remember dca always being so empty too.glad they decided to reboot DCA 1.0 to 2.0. A few things that I miss was the sunshine fountain are where carthy circle is now because stitch was guaranteed for a meet and greet there.Also I like the build your own potatoe head with the disney related parts not found anywhere else.Then the wonderful world of walls apperer for the next 5 years first at paradise pier (world of color) then pretty much everywhere and lets not forget the name change from disney's california adventure park to disney california adventure. - pikarich  3616.1 #28 10:23AM
Hey Rich. I remember. I was looking forward to all the new changes. But I'll sacrifice the potatoe head store for some Starbucks😂😂😂 - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 10:31AM
yes mypark I love all the new additions to the new dca ps adding drinking starbucks with mypark to our list in Dca - pikarich  3616.1 #28 10:49AM
Happy birthday DCA, you have matured well. - Linzee  1003.8 #165 10:31AM
Like a fine wine! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 8:42PM
We went to DCA about a week after it opened. we expected to spend a whole fun filled day there..we went to Disneyland after about 3 hours. I looved soarin, was too scared to ride screamin, and was scared AFTER riding super star limo. I am so happy with the changes. but I do miss the fun California songs they played at the entrance. - tuesday737  1254.8 #115 10:41AM
I rode Screaming once. Scared the crud outta me. - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 10:45AM
but now you LURVE screamin'!!! - nicoleface  1749.9 #78 11:03AM
NOT! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 11:08AM
I miss the music when you came in too...they should loop it at Paradise Pier...would be totally appropriate. Not sure if they do, but if I heard it there, I would think I would remember-so my guess-no. Does anyone know for sure? - TinkerSchelle  1428.9 #98 4:35PM
Hey Awesome MWers!!! Duchess_SMK wants to thank you for all your comments and kind words. She's a little busy getting ready for a trip right now. I'm sure she'll personally thank you a little later. 😊 - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 10:41AM
Thank you duchess ,wish Mypark would help out a bit with the comment responses - pikarich  3616.1 #28 10:55AM
Haha. Yer a bum Rich😂😂😂 - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 11:01AM
not taking it personal cause I got three smiling emojies, here's mind for u XD, =>, *o* - pikarich  3616.1 #28 11:04AM
Oh yer funny.. - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 11:10AM
LOL, Pika!!! XD - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5012.0 #18 11:10AM
Thank you so much for filling in for mr MyPark! Such a great friend! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 8:37PM
I went there in June 2005 so it was still fairly new. I remember it being very empty. Most of the people at the time were complaining that california was not a good theme. - mightymike  272.8 #1041 11:16AM
I had the same feeling when I first went. - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 11:19AM
It was a terrible theme for Beach Boys songs and did nothing for their career. - ScooterMike  1962.2 #69 11:21AM
I remember going to DCA after it ipened in 2001(: I just finished 1st grade at the time but I remember a lot! I'll forever miss hearing the beach boys of course, and that sunglasses shop by Muhalland madness with the huge dinosaur! Hehe :D I remember an awesome parade, and it had guys on those weird bendy jumpy things, kinda like stilts and that was the first time I'd seen that and I was in awe! Being so little I was super into Hollywood and movie stars at the time, so I loved the limo ride xD haha watching it on YouTube now, though, I do not feel the same haha :P I never went on maliboomer, and it took me a while to get on screamin. I also remember all the cool sand sculptures they had in paradise pier I think! Watching them was awesome! Always had little mermaid stuff! - AvidDisneyThrifter220  1398.4 #101 11:36AM
What do you think of the new Little Mermaid Ariel's Adventures? - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 11:39AM
My family and I went 2 months after opening. Being only 9 years old when it first opened I loved it. I remember my mom almost made it to the hot seat in Who Wants to be a Millionare- Play It! We had a great time then and have enjoyed the park ever since. - livelovemickey627  83.7 #3681 11:47AM
Some awesome memories right there! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 11:50AM
I got to go to the CM preview the week before it opened. That park has undergone some major changes. - Experiment818  1638.7 #86 11:53AM
And lots-o-money $$$😂😂😂 - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 11:55AM
All well spent. - Experiment818  1638.7 #86 11:56AM
Oh yes!!! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 11:57AM
My dad works for a janitorial company so before CA opened they had a whole bunch of janitorial companies coming in to bid for the cleaning at night which I believe they eventually decided to do in house but my dad was able to take pictures so we got to see everything before it opened :). Our family loved Who Wants to be a Millionaire! My mom and brothers each got up a couple times. I really wish they'd bring it back! - Seebritatdland  268.6 #1087 11:56AM
Wow! That must have been a very interesting view of the park! - IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 11:59AM
I loved Who Wants to be a Millionaire! - GrimGrinningAmanda  660.1 #259 12:26PM
Me too! Hopefully it'll make a comeback but I doubt it. :( - Seebritatdland  268.6 #1087 1:28PM
I remember the first time I went there and there wasn't that much to do. Now, it's a blast. Love that park so much. It's amazing how much they have improved it. - treradical  126.1 #2974 12:50PM
I agree! I can spend all day there and not get bored! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 8:39PM
Thanks Duchess, was nice walking (reading) down memory lane! Loved all the posts! 😊 - piratelife4me  910.9 #177 1:16PM
You're such a sweetie! I'm glad you like these! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 8:39PM
My first trip to DCA was May 2012. I loved it and still do. I wish I could have seen the park in all its cheesy glory but pictures and video will have to do. My dad did some work at DCA back in the late 90's. I remember he was was not sure about the success.We are hoping to show him all the improvements this year. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1011.7 #161 1:35PM
Hope that trip happens soon doll! 😘 That'll be so fun! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 8:40PM
We found the 'old' park on the boring side. Now DCA stands on its own. I can spend the whole day there! Great Imagineering! - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1141.1 #133 1:38PM
Me too! There is still stuff I haven't done! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 8:40PM
My kids grew up going to DCA. We always went over for a couple hours after DL. The novelty wore off pretty quickly and it was weird how empty is always was. I do love how everything was brought together DL/DCA/DTD. DCA was like a teenager and now it's all grown up Disney style. - ShariRenee  5594.2 #15 1:43PM
And the 🍸🍻 cheers! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 8:58PM
I miss that sun! I always loved it! - tiggertwin  330.3 #677 8:39PM
It was pretty, but I LOVE BVS SO much better! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 10:21PM
The new DCA is definitely up to Walts standards. Kudos to Bob Iger and the Disney " brass" for green lighting over $1 billion to fix DCA. Well done and next to Disneyland in a class all it's own. - polo33  63.8 #4069 8:43PM
I like that, "the brass" nicely put. And yes, nothing will ever top Disneyland. ;) - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 10:23PM
We went later in the year in 2001 and I admit I was a bit underwhelmed...but I LOVE the changes!! Especially CarsLand!! DCA feels magical to me now. ✨ - MinnieMousewife  810.0 #199 8:52PM
I was at opening day for Carsland, I remember thinking...."you've really done it now Disney! Way to go!" The magic has been BROUGHT! Thanks as always for the support beautiful! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 10:27PM
Awww I miss the Mickey head!! I remember my family and I went to DCA a few days after it opened and it was the coolest thing to say we had "hopper passes"!! Thanks for the amazing history as always my dear! 😘 - CourtyAstroBlisters  688.6 #245 9:00PM
Hopper passes to annual passes, a Disney dream come true! Thanks for the love doll! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 10:28PM
Well Duchess_SMK great post as always! I enjoyed the walk down memory lane!!! - Boundin  587.3 #308 9:02PM
I missed the first few years it was open but when I got my pass years ago I would love to do solo trips and just stroll around. Thanks for the awesome info as always! - MrsSchnooks  3009.3 #38 9:46PM
I LOVE a good solo trip! So peaceful! Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 10:31PM
I loved CA Adventure from the beginning! I probably end up there more than disneyland! Miss some of the old stuff, but most of the changes are great. - PascalsPal  203.5 #1860 9:55PM
I was there opening day and it was completely empty. I went on like everything 3 times - princessaguayo  35.7 #5061 9:58PM
Happy Birthday DCA!! Only seen DCA last 5 years. It is always improving. I love the fact it is opposite DP. So easy to park hop! Thanks Duchess. - RapunzelledColey  117.4 #3142 10:30PM
I still remember DCA 2001. My little sister was a CM. She worked on the Maliboomer. lol...I'll never forget how upset she was that she wanted to be a princess in Fantasyland, but got DCA Maliboomer instead. Who Wants to be a Millionaire was fun. It does feel today much more like Disney than it did back then. And I may have the unpopular opinion on the music as you entered the gates. I didn't care to hear the Beachboys. Much better as Buena Vista St! - Alicewhoareyou  1500.6 #93 10:36PM
We went in 01 thinking it was gonna be amazing.... Fell short. But over the years has grown pretty special. I remember the stomp music show in The Hyperian before Aladen. And the garden area where It's Tough To Be A Bug is. We miss the tortilla factory and Maliboomer but love the improvements to the park. Thanks for the memorie lane trip Duchess. - NascarDave  301.7 #819 11:14PM
I miss being able to go there when Disneyland is overcrowded. We used to go and watch Aladdin and It's Tough to be a Bug, and ride screaming, mulholland, and get an orange catch a flave. Now the secret's out. Le sigh. - bluefairy  643.3 #274 2:40AM
We would do the same thing! I love the new additions, though. - mrstoad  256.1 #1203 1:07PM
I remember when DCA opened. I was so annoyed I could not go. We went when I was 6 month pregnant so we saw it from a distance while it was being build which was torture! A whole bunch of our friends went and kept telling us about it. But I was in my last bit of pregnancy and due any time with my first child and no one would let me go. It took 4 1/2 years before I got to go but we've had passes ever since then so it sort of makes up for it LOL I can't believe it's been 12 years! - Autoalice  160.5 #2456 1:33PM
Thanks for sharing! - LaPearleNoir  1389.8 #103 1:56PM

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

unForecast for week of Monday, March 9, 2015:

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

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

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

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

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



We have always noticed that Saturdays are better than Sundays! We always come on the weekend and say we want to leave at dinner time on Sunday, but always leave by 11-12 because there are so many people. We love Saturday!! - 1Princess3Princes  372.0 #557 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6885 11:53PM
I love these posts!  I do have a question/request/suggestion...is there a way to only show the 3-4 most recent posts?  It's a lot to scroll through. @@Admin - TiggersAndTinks  117.1 #3152 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  218.1 #1663 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  359.3 #586 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1428.9 #98 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  178.9 #2164 4:40PM
Dance studios sign up and dancers come and do a little "pre-parade" along the route. It's cute ;) - TinkerSchelle  1428.9 #98 1:05PM
@bks4lou sorry-I just saw this question ;) - TinkerSchelle  1428.9 #98 1:06PM
thank you. No worries. I just figured out how to find my old comments to see replies :)  - bks4lou  178.9 #2164 8:21PM

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
56.22

2. DisneylandOrBust
23.95

3. Goofytom
11.55

4. Boundin
8.34

5. Lolabell4
6.34

6. richiii3
5.75

7. Dolewhipped
5.75

8. otilegna
5.5

9. Tom
4.96

10. emily.northcutt.94
3.66

 


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4. ScooterMike
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5. SPandEvLover
3391.42

6. IDVandalSkipperCM
2308.63

7. caramiapoohAKAface
3526.65

8. Dave
12284.6

9. Duchess_SMK
5909.49

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
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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!


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

1. Winchester Mystery House Tour
Mar 28, 2015 12:00am

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Apr 10, 2015 07:00pm

3. REUNION 6 Main Event
Apr 11, 2015 01:00pm

4. Karaoke Night with SPandEvLover and mini_MINNIE
Apr 11, 2015 08:30pm


I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1428.9 #98 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1389.8 #103 2:27PM
I ❤️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1253.0 #116 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10490 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1428.9 #98 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10490 2:12PM
Friday thru Sunday for Us😃.....Wait a minute😳what the heck is a crowding meetup and what would we be crowding into??😂😂😂 - bonedaddy909  1253.0 #116 7:09PM
We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 8 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! - secretagentangel  1357.8 #107 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!😂😂😩 - secretagentangel  1357.8 #107 10:47PM
is there a meet up at the AP event tues march 3rd? - MsTikiMermadam  146.4 #2657 9:33PM
I heard there's a cool Winchester Mystery House meetup 😬 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  802.2 #201 7:17PM

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2. Dave
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3. Plumiegirl
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5. Tom
8160.75

6. goofygal
8109.05

7. uscdisneyteacher
7274.59

8. CobbPR
6984.07

9. BaseballMickey_CM
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10. Bullseye
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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 #490 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #12814 1:03PM
Just got it! Can't stop reading it. I am already starting chaper 16. Love how all the details of DL are woven into the story. - Tiggerific  337.1 #653 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
Loved them all! - MinnieCarman  251.1 #1245 8:26PM
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thanks! I just got the first one for my kindle!  - LuvMySmallWorld  45.7 #4603 9:09AM


 
Deadliest Cast Member SEASON TWO is here! Find out what really happened on Disneyland's 50th Anniversary. Twenty-four hours or real-time action, authentic Disneyland history, and a finale that you'll never forget. EVENTS OCCUR IN REAL TIME. Download it to any device from Amazon here.

I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  26.8 #5718 5:28PM
Thank you snitsos for your support, glad you liked Season Two! - Admin  12:13AM
Thank you for your support glad you liked Season Two! snitsos - Admin  12:15AM
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Great job everyone!!!  - Boundin  587.3 #308 9:24PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.0 #1951 11:22PM
Hey I'm finally on this list 😄👍🎉 - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4357.5 #22 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  718.8 #230 12:34PM
Thank you everyone that keeps me close to Disneyland through your wonder posts.  - PalousePrincess  9.0 #10423 1:19PM

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

Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  974.4 #168 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!👍👍✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  1428.9 #98 10:53PM
Loooooved it! - melissa_ficent  318.5 #731 9:57PM
I've read both books! Can't wait for the next adventure. Do we have a date when it might come out? - Popcorn  4.9 #17230 3:50PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Peter Pan closed through May 7
Matterhorn Bobsleds closed through May 15
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh closed Jan 12-April 2
Haunted Mansion closed Jan 12-22
Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes closed Jan 12-April 2
Splash Mountain closed Jan 12-April 2

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Soarin' Over California closed through May 14
Taste Pilot's Grill closed through March 12
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail closed Jan 20-March 12
Grizzly River Run closed Jan 20-Mar 19
Luigi's Flying Tires closed through Dec 1

Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.7 #794 8:33AM
Looks like redwood creek will open earlier. 3/3 I think - aud2580  10.0 #9795 3:22PM
it was open when i was there on the 4th. - MsTikiMermadam  146.4 #2657 1:29AM
Is there any way they can bring Soaring back for April Fool's??? I'm gonna so miss that ride and my minis are super sad about it too.  - MoChuck  17.0 #7180 10:51AM
Critter Country will be opening on the 31st now!  - sleepyhead_CM  596.3 #305 10:42AM

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  718.8 #230 9:42PM
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5. jacdanfan
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6. Winnie111286
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7. Sweet_Irish_Cream
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178.54

9. eviljules
161.48

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

Thank you Admin! This book is a great read. I recommend it to anyone who is a Disney fan. Can't wait for the next one! - grumpypapa  2908.8 #40 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  11.9 #8770 10:32PM
I am reading the book now! It is awesome I have already read the deadliest cast member series(btw awesome books!) and also read the first voyagers LOVE THE BOOKS keep up the good work! - DisneyDudeCarsten  4.0 #21773 10:14AM
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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. HARR_E
235.63

2. goofygal
206.7

3. jacdanfan
190.83

4. WARLOCK
178.53

5. DisneyDonn
100.23

6.
97.63

7. ShariRenee
94.43

8. Tom
93.53

9. eviljules
88.53

10. Coaster
74.87

 

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any chance you will be welcoming dogs in your outside dining area anytime soon? - MelodyMouse  3731.6 #26 12:24PM
that would be nice - DisneyDavidEMT  1971.9 #67 12:34AM
I heard a law was passed this year that permitted dogs to be allowed in any outdoor dining patio area... someone should look into if this applies lol ... - TheRealJackandSally  60.3 #0 7:08PM

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Cool admin. Hope I do better than the first one. Hope people that enter will be ready to play and the tournament moves along better - Goofytom  1095.4 #143 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
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5. Dave
4730

6. Stitch_Legacy
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