Feb 11, 2013 7:34 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Here it is, Episode 1 of the MouseWait Podcast! The entire team did an AWESOME job considering it was their first time producing something like this. They spent a ton of time planning and researching the content and BBM did an excellent job on post-production, which is a very time consuming task. Thanks to SPandEvLover for heading up this team and taking responsibility, she has done a great job! Thanks to BCC for working behind the scenes to help on the technical side. I'm extremely proud of this team because I set a tight deadline and they worked together to get the final product done on time. It was cool to hear them talk about MouseWait Meet ups and events, I strongly believe that this podcast will bring an entirely new dimension to the Lounge. This is a work in progress, and we need your help and feedback to improve the podcast on a weekly basis (post your feedback below). http://bit.ly/V0IjkN - The episodes will be available on iTunes in a few weeks, for now, we have to play them through these links. You can also download the mp3 file to your computer. GREAT JOB PODCAST TEAM!

Feedback----The use of music is a good idea for the beginning and softly during certain parts of the podcast but the use of the music on this podcast was way too loud and did not help with the flow of the cast and was very distracting. Try and find a few of the old attraction background music from the parks and see if you can incorporate that into the cast at a volume level that does not take away from the voices and see if you can sublimely have tracks that have to do with the topics, lands, attractions, shows that you might be talking about. Get rid of the generic sound effects. I only heard it a couple of times but felt that it was a bit cheesy and not necessary. I would limit the amount of hosts to 2 at a max during future casts and have them rotate to peoples availability or however you need to work it out. Having more than 2 just gets confusing and you have the issue where everybody wants to throw their two cents in and you spend longer amounts of time on topics that really don’t need it and it gets confusing to who is speaking. A long with that thought is the sound quality of some of the members on what sounds like a flip phone in their bathroom. There were only two members whom had good sound quality and that was Trent and one of the girls, can’t remember which one. The others sounded muffled, like they had a trumpet mute over the phone and like they were not talking directly into a microphone. You might want to record these all in person at a host computer or limit it to those who have a quality microphone that can be recorded at a higher quality, I really had a hard time understanding some of you. Also IMO I would really try and limit the amount of in Park news to a minimum for podcasts. By the time most people download a podcast the information that is being talked about in the podcast will either be already happening or be in the past. You have to remember that a lot of your audience is going to be Disney fans and every day users of the lounge, and other Disney fan sites. Like most Disney AP holders and users they already know about most everything that has been posted on the Disney blogs and or on Disney fan sites, twitter and FB. It’s just like in the lounge when somebody posts news two days later and everyone jumps on them and says CHOO CHOO ALL ABOARD. A good podcast is one that gets its new users to want to go back and download past episodes that they may have missed and with that being said I would try and limit the amount of discussions on Disney in park news instead a large portion of the cast would be like setting your DVR to record the weather channel and watching it a week later. Not everyone is going to be able to download and listen to it the day it comes out. Try and find some unique topics that not everyone is talking about and elaborate on those and make it into the bulk of the cast. Some of these topics might take a month worth of research discussions with other Mwers and so forth but it would be very interesting to talk about things that not everybody knows about. The lounge is a perfect place to find those topics that people are posting about and interested in and do and in depth talk about it. Prime example was something like SIC posted yesterday about Prince Phillip not wearing the same hat in the Parks or maybe about a couple of the windows on Main Street and about who that person is or in depth history of an attraction…I did like how you talked about new features of Mousewait and think you could spend a little extra time on that just like a SIC 101 post but a segment on the show. Same goes for talking about some of the funny posts or most popular posts of the week or all time. You might also want to invite others in for something like a Get to know your Mousewaiters and feature people on it. Also I think that once a week is a bit much for a podcast where you will just be spitting stuff out so fast that you will lost quality over quantity - Dave  13519.6 #2 11:57AM
Brevity is the soul of wit. - Mouse4life  1681.4 #100 12:00PM
Thanks for you input! We have talked about producing more original content for the show for the future. Regarding length, we wanted the first one to be a little longer and to introduce most of the voices you'll be hearing on the show, but for future shows, we will try to keep it to about 30-40 minutes and to a smaller group of hosts. Regarding music, I experimented with this show with it and will definitely use less and what MSG said - BaseballMickey_CM  7625.8 #11 12:08PM
i really like the idea to talk about things that are going on with the lounge, the example dave posted is great. the review was great dave. - chris.  2511.4 #58 12:09PM
This was a great review. I like the park about talking about what people are posting about in the lounge that interests them. The Get to know your Mousewaiters reminds me of when StrawberryGuy would ride with MWers on attractions and interview them. - cesium55  531.8 #391 12:16PM
*part - cesium55  531.8 #391 12:16PM
Yes cesium! I actually just discovered those posts! I've been here 6 months now and am still discovering new things so I like your suggestions Dave. - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 12:23PM
Nicely said and much needed. And thanks for the shout outs 😊 - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 12:26PM
Thanks Dave for your thorough review. We are definitely taking everything you and every other MWer stated into account. What will set this podcast apart from many others is our tight community AND the fact that we are ALL contributing to the success of this project. As someone who helps with the content, your suggestions and criticisms are spot on. Thank you for taking the time to write this review! As this is a work in progress, we would greatly appreciate everyone's feedback for all future podcasts. Thanks again! - EpicDio  460.3 #475 1:28PM
Thank you so much for taking the time for that great feedback, Dave! A lot of what you listed has actually already been discussed for future podcasts (not all of them though, just some. So I'm loving your ideas!). We're just dipping our toes in the water hehe I'm so glad that we have people who can be honest like this with us. I really think stuff like this will help forma much better podcast for everyone (both listeners as well as those of us working on it) - SPandEvLover  4541.8 #29 1:38PM
Great review Dave! Hit everything spot on. - LilSterner  5504.0 #19 3:24PM
While I thank Admin for the recognition, this would not be possible without the hard working MWers that are on the team, which all deserve equal, if not more credit than I. (I just make sure everyone has whatever they need. I do the least out of everyone...) BBM for working in a tight deadline, nicoleface for starting and spearheading the project and everyone else on our first episode. In no particular order, these MWers should be congratulated on a job well done! Trent, RickChavez, SPandEvLover, ScooterMike, MEHlanie_Mouse, MIss-E-Mouse and others I may have missed. (Please e-slap me if I did.) Again, great job team!!! - BCC  4783.2 #27 7:44PM
To everyone else, we NEED your feedback! We can't improve without you guys! - BCC  4783.2 #27 7:46PM
^^yes! Your feedback is HIGHLY encouraged. - BaseballMickey_CM  7625.8 #11 8:07PM
The background music was too long and too loud. Also, you might want to post the podcast sooner or get news that will happen further down the road because most of it we had already seen on MW or from other sites. And don't forget your cohosts. At times it seemed like an "oh yeah, let's hear from so and so." That's all I can think of. - cesium55  531.8 #391 10:00PM
Oh and there were a lot of cohosts. Maybe alternate who'll host weekly - cesium55  531.8 #391 10:05PM
Thank you! We need feedback like this too. As much as I totally love hearing the good, we need to hear stuff like this so that we can grow better. - SPandEvLover  4541.8 #29 10:08PM
Yes I agree I liked this review ;] nice and honest. And also, in the future we're only going to have at least 4 total hosts.. This first one was introducing all of us :] But thank you for the honest review - MEHlanie_Mouse  1116.0 #162 10:09PM
Thank you. We will try to alter with the music a little. And for the first show, we wanted as many hosts on as possible. But for future shows, we'll be definitely rotating. - BaseballMickey_CM  7625.8 #11 10:09PM
thanks ces! we only had everyone on cos it was the first one. from now on there should only be about 4 people. 😊 - nicoleface  1752.6 #96 10:10PM
You're welcome. Good luck :) - cesium55  531.8 #391 10:28PM
I agree about the music. I thought the podcast was great but the music started to give me a headache. (Sorry). - aidensmama  340.3 #704 11:19PM
This project was so much fun to work on and will continue to be fun. If you want to write the show, send an email to [email protected] :) - BaseballMickey_CM  7625.8 #11 8:01PM
You guys did a great job! Your first Podcast was very well done!!! I enjoyed the banter, reviews and news. I have a few suggestion but I well send them to your gmail. I know I said this already but... Great job everyone, you should be very pleased!!!!! - Boundin  712.5 #272 12:20AM
*Edit: email is mousewaitwebcastteam[at]gmail.com - BaseballMickey_CM  7625.8 #11 6:55PM
Dear MouseWait Podcast Hosts, hi! I'm a first time listener and just wanted to let you all know that I really enjoyed the show! You all did a wonderful job discussing the topics at hand! Can't wait for the next one! You asked for the listeners to make a suggestion, and well, I've got one for ya! I think a cool feature for the show would be to bring back something from The Lounge that was known as, "MouseWaiter of The Day!" Not exactly sure who started that, but I do remember it being a fun way to get to know the person behind the MouseWait name. Questions asked of them came directly from the members of the MouseWait Community. And maybe you, the hosts, can ask them what their thoughts and feelings are regarding the topics of the week. Since the podcast is only a weekly show, the segment could be called "MouseWaiter of The Week!" The decision of the MouseWaiter could be based on the weekly top 5, nominations, random number generator, anything! I don't know, just thought I could suggest something fun from before :) Good luck on the future podcasts! Sincerely, your friendly neighborhood streetrat: AlaBeezy (AKA it's ya boy rbeezy, #1 Fan) - rbeezy  703.0 #276 1:45AM
That's a great suggestion! We'll just put that one in the Suggestion Box. - TheNewTrent  749.0 #254 2:08AM
Great suggestion for MWer of the week. I think random generator could be good because it would open it up to a lot more people than have a chance to be top 5. Or if there are special things going on for people. I like the nominations idea also. πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘ - MousekaNinja  422.4 #527 7:20AM
I am listening to this at the gym right nowπŸ˜„. Trent's voice keeps me motivated. - ScubaSteve028  835.7 #220 8:42PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MEHlanie_Mouse  1116.0 #162 8:47PM
You're welcome - TheNewTrent  749.0 #254 10:06PM
I agree with DV and Cesium. The music is a little distracting. I think music in the intro and at the end would be ok. I also think less hosts would be better. It felt like you were trying to get them in the podcast instead of just letting it flow. I know it's your first one and I just wanted to give you guys constructive criticism. I hope I didn't offend you guys. - Sandcar13  1408.2 #122 10:47PM
This is great!! Future podcasts will only have at the most 4 people. Everyone was on tonight to introduce themselves :) Thanks for your feedback!! - caramiapoohluvsbb8  4088.5 #37 10:51PM
I AM SUPER OFFENDED. lol just kidding. we mentioned above that we only had everyone on because it was the first one and we wanted to introduce everyone. from now on there will only be 4 people tops. :) thanks for your feedback! - nicoleface  1752.6 #96 10:52PM
We definitely tried to pack all of the hosts in this episode and we will not have that many in the future. We are going to have no more than 4 people on a podcast at time in the future. And we will play around with the music. Thanks for the feedback. I was only offended a little ;) - TheNewTrent  749.0 #254 10:54PM
Sorry Sis. I didn't see your responses before I posted my comment. - Sandcar13  1408.2 #122 11:02PM
it's okay bro. it's only acceptable because you're family. - nicoleface  1752.6 #96 11:03PM
We should really post a PSA that future podcasts will have less people, and be shorter... lol but thank you sir :] - MEHlanie_Mouse  1116.0 #162 11:08PM
butthurtness - Dave   13519.6 #2 11:10PM
For the first official podcast, I thought you did a great job! Very exciting times! I liked that you had all those who will be interchanging "regulars" on there, so we could be introduced to everyone for the first time. Here are some of my thoughts for future episodes: I think 2-3 people would be the best number. Even four is still one too many. Intro and outro music only. The music playing over your voices made it a little harder to hear sometimes. I am blanking on the duration of this episode, but it did feel a little too long. I thought that everyone did a good job interacting with one another, despite the large amounts of people. I loved hearing voices to match with faces, you all have good voices for being on radio. You kept it clean which I can respect. Keep up the great work, and thank you for working so hard to give our community one more amazing thing to bring us together! =D - MousekaNinja  422.4 #527 11:21PM
I listened to it at the gym earlier and will give a full feedback on it tomorrow - Dave  13519.6 #2 9:46PM
Why does this make me nervous? πŸ˜‚ - SPandEvLover  4541.8 #29 9:48PM
it shouldn't make you nervous. All I will do is give my suggestions and feedback.I've been listening to Podcasts that are part of the DPN (Disney Podcast Network) for years beyond my Mousewait days and can probably help. With that said I'm sure it will invoke buthurtness regardless LOL - Dave   13519.6 #2 9:59PM
I know. I actually really value your opinion, Dave. I promise I won't get butt hurt πŸ˜‚ - SPandEvLover  4541.8 #29 10:05PM
i am preemptively butthurt. OMG DAVE WHY WOULD YOU THINK ABOUT SAYING THAT? - nicoleface  1752.6 #96 10:09PM
I just want to thank everyone for listening. Taking the time out of your day to listen to a bunch of us talk about something we have been working on for sometime now and something that we are all passionate about. It felt great to get this first episode out there for you all to listen and I'm glad for all of the valuable feedback that you all are giving. We are taking all feedback into consideration for the next episode and upcoming future episodes. Again, thank you listening and it will only get better from here. - TheNewTrent  749.0 #254 3:04PM
I havent had a chance to listen yet but I heard you did great and have a great newscast type voice, way to go man! - madsdad  1868.2 #92 3:10PM
Thanks a lot man! Let us know what you think when you get the chance to listen. - TheNewTrent  749.0 #254 3:33PM
Honestly I like the chemistry and Trent does SO gooood hosting. The laughter and conversations feels like you're at a meetup! I think that's what I like about the most. - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 8:44PM
did trent pay you to say that? - nicoleface  1752.6 #96 8:58PM
πŸ‘†πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - SPandEvLover  4541.8 #29 9:36PM
Lol no, I really did enjoy hearing him, he did really good keeping the Flow - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 9:43PM
Well I enjoyed all of you but he connected everything together well - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 9:43PM
There were a couple moments where Trent sounds like Ira Glass. Which I loved. =) - MousekaNinja  422.4 #527 9:47PM
Well thank you ladies. 😊 - TheNewTrent  749.0 #254 10:13PM
Nice job, Pod cast crew!! It was fun to hear all your voices and the tidbits about Disneyland. Great job. Looking forward to next weeks :) - misschurro  6374.1 #17 8:49PM
Maybe make it half an hour- needs to be a lil shorter :) - misschurro  6374.1 #17 10:15PM
I hope everyone enjoys it. And please, DO take part in the interactive portions! It'll make this podcast that much more enjoyable. Can't wait for the next one!!! - SPandEvLover  4541.8 #29 9:35PM
I just listened to the podcast and enjoyed it very much. You all sounded like you were having so much fun. For future episodes I think maybe interviewing the top MW'ers of the week would be interesting. - Witchie77  374.5 #607 12:44PM
The link just bounces me back to the hub πŸ˜• - Linzee  1189.8 #147 7:37PM
Okay it works, I copied and pasted then opened with Chrome - Linzee  1189.8 #147 7:39PM
Congrats everyone!!! Thank you for all your hard work! - Armenda  1159.7 #155 7:52PM
Just finished listening! Great Job!!! - Armenda  1159.7 #155 8:54PM
I'm only 1/3 of the way through, super proud of all of you and not having ever met another MWer, I'm totally tripping out on hearing your voices πŸ˜‚. Pictures with screen names...okay done, but putting a voice to them is a 🎢whole new world🎢 for me. - Linzee  1189.8 #147 8:02PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I didn't even think about that!! Haha well that should be interesting, people saying "I didn't think you would sound like that!" Bahahaha - MEHlanie_Mouse  1116.0 #162 8:04PM
That's true I didn't think about that either, since I know faces to names to voices lol - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 8:43PM
This has huge potential!! And sounds like a fun project. Thank you to all those that have put this together! - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 8:05PM
Yay! Can't wait to hear what people think about it. Please leave feedback! - TheNewTrent  749.0 #254 8:45PM
HSM!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MousekaNinja  422.4 #527 9:43PM
MJ ftw!!! - RickChavez  3671.6 #40 9:46PM
I didn't say MJ was worse than Bieber, I just said that JB is just as great as MJ was haha - TheNewTrent  749.0 #254 10:40PM
Listening right now! Sounds good!!! - Boundin  712.5 #272 9:05PM
It was a lot of fun to record the podcast with great friends. I really love the way it came out. Everyone contributed information and opinions to make it feel like a friendly discussion about Disneyland. I am very proud of this and thank Admin for the opportunity to participate. - ScooterMike  1963.0 #83 9:12PM
i am very proud of this podcast and everyone involved. thanks to admin for the opportunity and to everyone else for their input and contributions. please leave us feedback so we can make the podcast even better! - nicoleface  1752.6 #96 9:19PM
Trying not to feel left out :*( - MrsMears  217.1 #1773 9:28PM
Aww don't feel that way. There are 52 weeks in a year and we plan on doing many more podcast you can contribute to! 😊 - Miss_E_Mouse  1433.5 #120 9:31PM
If memory serves me correctly, you were having fun at the parks, right? I think that's a valid reason to not be around as much as you would've liked πŸ˜‰ There's gonna be plenty of others and I look forward to working with you! *hugs* - SPandEvLover  4541.8 #29 9:34PM
Honestly, I can't keep up with the lounge for a variety of reasons but thanks. :) - MrsMears  217.1 #1773 9:36PM
SP, I'll DM you. xo - MrsMears  217.1 #1773 9:37PM
I'll keep an eye out for it 😊 - SPandEvLover  4541.8 #29 9:50PM
OMG I'm so excited to start listening to this right this minute! - MousekaNinja  422.4 #527 9:30PM
Whoop Whoop, Congratulations to all!!!! - secretagentangel  4722.8 #28 9:49PM
I definately needs a lil tweaking, kill the music, try not to jump around so much, shorten it a bit etc...Just my honest opinion im not one to sugarcoat. I hope others offer healthy criticism as well so you can only get better from here. - donnievegas  1132.7 #161 10:30PM
Thank you. We'll definitely be playing with the music for the future. - BaseballMickey_CM  7625.8 #11 10:33PM
thanks chett! - nicoleface  1752.6 #96 10:34PM
And that's the word from ChettπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ - PrincessKristin  780.8 #240 10:35PM
its Henry approved! loved it - Hendizl  2828.9 #46 10:41PM
This turned out great for our first time!!! I have been dying to hear it!! Being the first one, we will learn from this one on what we need to do to make it better in the future. Future podcasts will only have 4 voices but this one had everyone so that they could introduce who will be talking in the future podcasts. For the first run through, you guys did great!! I can't wait to work on this week and see how we improve!!!! - caramiapoohluvsbb8  4088.5 #37 10:45PM
4 is too many - Dave   13519.6 #2 11:07PM
How many do you think would be best? 2 or 3? - caramiapoohluvsbb8  4088.5 #37 11:16PM
4 is ok for banter but 2 is best for overall information! I liked hearing everyone (all 6) discussing things, it was kind of like having lunch with friends and you just sit back and laugh because you can't get a word in edgewise !!!!! - Boundin  712.5 #272 12:40AM
I can't believe you guys didn't talk about the lunar new year and what is going on with performances like you told me to wait for! - HannahsLola  106.1 #3496 11:10PM
BTW great job you guys but I think 4 co-hosts are still too many! - HannahsLola  106.1 #3496 11:12PM
Sounded great,the backround music was perfect,to me it kept the flow going.maybe to much mention of getting info from other websites,MW should be the site for all our up to the minute news.cant wait to hear the next podcast.great going to everybody invovled.thanks - bonedaddy909  1467.4 #116 11:29PM
Awesome. Trent you have the face for Podcasts!!! - Radius  502.7 #426 12:26AM
Wow! Thanks a lot buddy! It means a lot coming from you! - TheNewTrent  749.0 #254 12:29AM
I think pretty much anything I would say about changes has already been covered (number of hosts, music being too loud...) but I just wanted to say that I really like that you bring up the events MWers will be hosting. That will hopefully mean more people are showing up to them. Overall, I think for it being the first podcast it was awesome. Can't wait to see where it goes from here! - PiecesOf8  608.4 #335 7:39AM
For a first podcast it was awesome. Afterwards i really wanted to go to the next episode. But its been mentioned if it could be uploaded sooner to keep up with real time. Overall it was great and cant wait for the next one - dmanzo425  333.2 #732 9:05AM
Agreed! If they could be uploaded sooner it would be perfect! - PiecesOf8  608.4 #335 9:47AM
Agree with everyone about the music! I say take out the music completely while talking. & have like 2 main hosts. with other people in the bg to add like laughter and little comments here and there to make it more fun? I'm just trying to imagine some of the radios I like listening to lol. Also it felt like Trent was MCing and trying to involve everyone instead of everyone being cohosts. The cohosts should know when to jump in, add their info without Trent having to say like "oh ___ tell me about this." But for a first podcast it was definitely very enjoyable to listen to! Good job everyone :) - Jenniferr  506.7 #419 11:41AM
ALL of these reviews are awesome! Thank you guys for listening to us, and PLEASE if there's anything you want to hear on the next podcast, any suggestions, questions or anything, shoot us an email at [email protected]! - MEHlanie_Mouse  1116.0 #162 5:47PM

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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  613.1 #332 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 #17627 3:45PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.5 #79309 12:12PM

Earn 1000 Credits for staying at MouseWait Platinum Partner Hotels! Each night that you stay at the Hojo Anaheim 714-776-6120 or the brand new Courtyard Marriott Theme Park Entrance Hotel 714-254-1442 you will earn 1000 Credits! Just send an email to [email protected] after your stay with your confirmation number and check in date, and we will add the Credits to your account! Make sure to mention MouseWait when you reserve your rooms. 

When you support our Platinum Partner Hotels, you help us to improve MouseWait. Both hotels are run by the best management team in the business, and you won't get better service anywhere else!

Credits have been applied to everyone's account as of today! - Admin 11:40AM
I just called them to price out our potential trip in June. Chris was so nice and the MW savings are phenomenal! Still waiting on work vacation approval to reserve the room!  - HNL2SFO  244.2 #1428 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  147.9 #2741 3:57PM
@@@Admin I booked with get away today and am staying at the HoJo in December.  Does MW still give the 100 credits or do I have to book with the hotel directly? - dsnylvr1975  173.2 #2352 5:02PM
Good morning @@Admin I submitted a stay at Hojo for 7/2/15.Β  I haven't seen the Credits yet.Β  Would you please check the records?Β  I can resubmit the Form if you need me to.Β  As always, thanks for all your wonderful help. - Winnie111286  12420.3 #4 8:02AM
Admin Thanks - Winnie111286  12420.3 #4 3:18PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
19178.6

2. Dave
13519.6

3. Melody_CM
13474.3

4. Winnie111286
12420.3

5. jacdanfan
11394.3

6. Tom
11116.2

7. goofygal
11004.7

8. Plumiegirl
10136.8

9. ShariRenee
8578.09

10. uscdisneyteacher
7922.89


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  4722.8 #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  234.7 #1545 1:53PM
Congrats - superdisneyman80  0.1 #104629 8:22PM

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

1. CobbPR
6890

2. uscdisneyteacher
6242

3. Dave
5875

4. BaseballMickey_CM
5846

5. Winnie111286
5549

6. Plumiegirl
5452

7. Duchess_SMK
5399

8. misschurro
5265

9. pikarich
4791

10. Stitch_Legacy
4716



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4203.8 #35 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  4203.8 #35 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  426.7 #519 8:06PM


 
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


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

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! 

- MommyandBash  374.3 #608 4:52PM
- MissAmericaSings  406.2 #552 7:58AM
- RetroDisneyPins2002  23.6 #6762 1:39PM
- Disney_Pincess02  21.7 #7063 5:02PM

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!


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  234.7 #1545 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  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

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  207.6 #0 7:33PM
  - teapotsandteacups  134.2 #2979 10:17PM

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


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

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  1903.9 #88 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  411.3 #542 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

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 #7058 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  234.7 #1545 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

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

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 #7098 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  234.7 #1545 7:43PM
No way! That's crazy! - Disney_Pincess02  21.7 #7063 4:55PM
In Disney world I watched the MSEP - splashethan  0.7 #74792 4:04PM
πŸ‘†πŸ»lucky - Bo22  394.2 #570 11:17PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
7625.83

2. Stitch_Legacy
5142.36

3. RickChavez
3671.57

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4541.79

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8
4088.47

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2417.27

8. Dave
13519.6

9. LilSterner
5503.96

10. Duchess_SMK
6349.23



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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
9.36

2. Goofytom
4.8

3. DisneyMom13
2.21

4. richiii3
0.66

5. beentoall
0.61

6. mamabeam
0.54

7. Dolewhipped
0.53

8. Moog
0.22

9. jalensmommy
0.15

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  234.7 #1545 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoall  369.0 #0 2:19AM

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  2113.0 #73 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  234.7 #1545 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  234.7 #1545 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  234.7 #1545 8:26AM

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  658.5 #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  4722.8 #28 8:33PM

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  4722.8 #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

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  31.1 #5882 2:38PM


 
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  31.1 #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  4722.8 #28 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  2113.0 #73 10:28PM
Congrats to the MWers who maid the list - disneylover2002  7.2 #13935 7:43PM
 I'm about to fall off the bottom there real soon...but I had fun entering times during our visit.  - DisneyMom13  234.7 #1545 10:02PM

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  4722.8 #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  4722.8 #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  4722.8 #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  4722.8 #28 4:09PM

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