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  12963.8 #2 11:57AM
Brevity is the soul of wit. - Mouse4life  1293.1 #120 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  7100.9 #9 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.  2511.0 #48 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  531.6 #368 12:16PM
*part - cesium55  531.6 #368 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. - MrsSchnooks  3184.9 #39 12:23PM
Nicely said and much needed. And thanks for the shout outs 😊 - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4398.5 #26 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  456.0 #446 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  3786.4 #33 1:38PM
Great review Dave! Hit everything spot on. - LilSterner  5028.6 #20 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 #21 7:44PM
To everyone else, we NEED your feedback! We can't improve without you guys! - BCC  4783.2 #21 7:46PM
^^yes! Your feedback is HIGHLY encouraged. - BaseballMickey_CM  7100.9 #9 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  531.6 #368 10:00PM
Oh and there were a lot of cohosts. Maybe alternate who'll host weekly - cesium55  531.6 #368 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  3786.4 #33 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  1114.5 #149 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  7100.9 #9 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  1752.4 #87 10:10PM
You're welcome. Good luck :) - cesium55  531.6 #368 10:28PM
I agree about the music. I thought the podcast was great but the music started to give me a headache. (Sorry). - aidensmama  340.2 #660 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 mousewaitpodcastteam@gmail.com :) - BaseballMickey_CM  7100.9 #9 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  612.8 #307 12:20AM
*Edit: email is mousewaitwebcastteam[at]gmail.com - BaseballMickey_CM  7100.9 #9 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 #252 1:45AM
That's a great suggestion! We'll just put that one in the Suggestion Box. - TheNewTrent  748.0 #234 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  422.3 #485 7:20AM
I am listening to this at the gym right nowπŸ˜„. Trent's voice keeps me motivated. - ScubaSteve028  835.7 #202 8:42PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MEHlanie_Mouse  1114.5 #149 8:47PM
You're welcome - TheNewTrent  748.0 #234 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  1403.4 #107 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!! - caramiapoohAKAface  3849.8 #30 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  1752.4 #87 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  748.0 #234 10:54PM
Sorry Sis. I didn't see your responses before I posted my comment. - Sandcar13  1403.4 #107 11:02PM
it's okay bro. it's only acceptable because you're family. - nicoleface  1752.4 #87 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  1114.5 #149 11:08PM
butthurtness - Dave   12963.8 #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  422.3 #485 11:21PM
I listened to it at the gym earlier and will give a full feedback on it tomorrow - Dave  12963.8 #2 9:46PM
Why does this make me nervous? πŸ˜‚ - SPandEvLover  3786.4 #33 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   12963.8 #2 9:59PM
I know. I actually really value your opinion, Dave. I promise I won't get butt hurt πŸ˜‚ - SPandEvLover  3786.4 #33 10:05PM
i am preemptively butthurt. OMG DAVE WHY WOULD YOU THINK ABOUT SAYING THAT? - nicoleface  1752.4 #87 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  748.0 #234 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  1868.1 #79 3:10PM
Thanks a lot man! Let us know what you think when you get the chance to listen. - TheNewTrent  748.0 #234 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  4676.1 #22 8:44PM
did trent pay you to say that? - nicoleface  1752.4 #87 8:58PM
πŸ‘†πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - SPandEvLover  3786.4 #33 9:36PM
Lol no, I really did enjoy hearing him, he did really good keeping the Flow - MarshaMouse  4676.1 #22 9:43PM
Well I enjoyed all of you but he connected everything together well - MarshaMouse  4676.1 #22 9:43PM
There were a couple moments where Trent sounds like Ira Glass. Which I loved. =) - MousekaNinja  422.3 #485 9:47PM
Well thank you ladies. 😊 - TheNewTrent  748.0 #234 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 :) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5458.9 #17 8:49PM
Maybe make it half an hour- needs to be a lil shorter :) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5458.9 #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  3786.4 #33 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  350.4 #626 12:44PM
The link just bounces me back to the hub πŸ˜• - Linzee  1093.9 #155 7:37PM
Okay it works, I copied and pasted then opened with Chrome - Linzee  1093.9 #155 7:39PM
Congrats everyone!!! Thank you for all your hard work! - Armenda  1153.8 #144 7:52PM
Just finished listening! Great Job!!! - Armenda  1153.8 #144 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  1093.9 #155 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  1114.5 #149 8:04PM
That's true I didn't think about that either, since I know faces to names to voices lol - MarshaMouse  4676.1 #22 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 #133 8:05PM
Yay! Can't wait to hear what people think about it. Please leave feedback! - TheNewTrent  748.0 #234 8:45PM
HSM!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MousekaNinja  422.3 #485 9:43PM
MJ ftw!!! - RickChavez  3521.9 #37 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  748.0 #234 10:40PM
Listening right now! Sounds good!!! - Boundin  612.8 #307 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 #72 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  1752.4 #87 9:19PM
Trying not to feel left out :*( - MrsMears  217.1 #1707 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 #106 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  3786.4 #33 9:34PM
Honestly, I can't keep up with the lounge for a variety of reasons but thanks. :) - MrsMears  217.1 #1707 9:36PM
SP, I'll DM you. xo - MrsMears  217.1 #1707 9:37PM
I'll keep an eye out for it 😊 - SPandEvLover  3786.4 #33 9:50PM
OMG I'm so excited to start listening to this right this minute! - MousekaNinja  422.3 #485 9:30PM
Whoop Whoop, Congratulations to all!!!! - secretagentangel  1910.3 #76 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  1132.6 #147 10:30PM
Thank you. We'll definitely be playing with the music for the future. - BaseballMickey_CM  7100.9 #9 10:33PM
thanks chett! - nicoleface  1752.4 #87 10:34PM
And that's the word from ChettπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ - PrincessKristin  780.8 #221 10:35PM
its Henry approved! loved it - Hendizl  2655.5 #44 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!!!! - caramiapoohAKAface  3849.8 #30 10:45PM
4 is too many - Dave   12963.8 #2 11:07PM
How many do you think would be best? 2 or 3? - caramiapoohAKAface  3849.8 #30 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  612.8 #307 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 #3400 11:10PM
BTW great job you guys but I think 4 co-hosts are still too many! - HannahsLola  106.1 #3400 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  1340.4 #112 11:29PM
Awesome. Trent you have the face for Podcasts!!! - Radius  502.7 #393 12:26AM
Wow! Thanks a lot buddy! It means a lot coming from you! - TheNewTrent  748.0 #234 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  598.4 #318 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 #683 9:05AM
Agreed! If they could be uploaded sooner it would be perfect! - PiecesOf8  598.4 #318 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 #390 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 Mousewaitwebcastteam@Gmail.com! - MEHlanie_Mouse  1114.5 #149 5:47PM

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Follow the new MouseWait Blog for updates, how-tos, tips, contests, and more! 

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  474.7 #420 4:20PM

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

unFORECAST for the week of July 27, 2015
Crowd levels have been rising since Disneyland's official birthday on July 17th. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our new MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the high 70s, which is light for summer crowds. When temperatures rise, the crowd does thin out a bit (especially Annual Passholders)--and this week should be a hot one with forecasts in the 90s through Sunday. We feel that the crowd level will be similar to last year (high 70s on the Crowd Index) and the heat will keep some away. To get a real-time look at crowd levels, check the MouseWait app for Crowd Index averages and wait times. - Admin Jul 28, 2015 9:36AM



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  487.8 #404 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7108 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  381.2 #552 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  155.8 #2555 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  239.1 #1417 5:04PM
Yay to MouseWaiter kindness πŸ‘πŸ» - Dizkid  368.4 #578 11:40AM
summer surely has been very busy!  - MarshaMouse  4676.1 #22 12:18AM

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  1337.9 #115 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  9084.1 #4 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  115.3 #3239 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM

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  368.4 #578 12:29PM
Awesome - keepmovingforward  203.8 #1877 8:39PM

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

Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  16.6 #7546 10:18PM
Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  25.7 #6011 10:05PM

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  246.1 #1337 9:59PM
How do you get discount on AP passes. Guessing use MOUSEWAIT - suzieq65  44.2 #4759 4:00PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - gedi0614  25.4 #6037 12:13AM

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  3316.3 #38 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.1 #7208 10:32PM
After the video my 3 & 1/2 year old says, "that's cool!" It was. Very cool - MommyandBash  178.7 #2198 3:44PM
- MommyandBash  178.7 #2198 1:32PM

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 #506 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #13346 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  340.9 #658 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
When is # 3 coming out? I can't wait!! I read the others way toooooo fast. Loved them. - Popcorn  7.9 #11947 5:40PM
I've read seasons 1 and 2.  Can't wait for season 3! - eeyore4me  0.6 #73163 1:08PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
15863.7

2. Dave
12963.8

3. Plumiegirl
9155.32

4. jacdanfan
9084.09

5. Tom
9083.48

6. goofygal
8769.05

7. uscdisneyteacher
7577.01

8. CobbPR
7121.82

9. BaseballMickey_CM
7100.89

10. Bullseye
6766.17



DISNEYLAND PARK:

Innoventions closed March 31-September 30


DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Luigi's Flying Tires closed through Dec 1
 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.2 #7627 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  322.2 #737 8:33AM
It really surprises me that they didn't have Peter Pan finished by the time the Diamond Celebration started. I'm going next week and will be sad to miss it.  - RetroMinnie  55.2 #4371 10:06PM
They definitely tried!! - NeddaSzy  46.5 #4670 6:57PM
I think it was delayed, originally supposed to be open earlier. - Sarafina  491.6 #400 12:13PM
Going to be in the park Dec. 29-Jan. 2. We've always been during the Summer and Spring so this will be our very first time there during the Holiday Season. What is the weather there like during Winter, what should Hubby and I be packing and what should I be packing for my two boys ages 8 and 9? I know the park is usually packed during the Holidays (from what I have read), would we still be able to park hop (we bought 5 days park hoppers) if we get our hands stamped? TIA. =) - MaryinVancouver888  5.3 #16514 4:17AM

Thanked by:   Tom   carminaire   kimdis   40 More Thanks MommyandBash   Song   giapet  
Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
7100.89

2. Stitch_Legacy
5137.84

3. RickChavez
3521.89

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
3786.4

6. caramiapoohAKAface
3849.76

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2374.64

8. Dave
12963.8

9. Duchess_SMK
6104.28

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
4398.46



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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!

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  205.4 #1855 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  128.4 #2974 3:57PM
@Admin. I filled out a form for May 22nd.  I hope you got it. Thanks. - Winnie111286  4414.3 #25 2:23AM
@@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  6.2 #14418 5:02PM

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!

- valj84DisneyDeppAddict  189.4 #2052 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  48.8 #4595 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  189.4 #2052 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  20.5 #6739 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  48.8 #4595 8:58AM
I downloaded the app but it too won't add my name so if I play as guest it doesn't give credit to my mouse wait account :(Help!  - DisneyDrea  134.5 #2886 9:08PM
I can't figure out how to play on the Web version. I have been trying for a long time. Help, please - Winnie111286  4414.3 #25 2:44PM

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  1173.5 #138 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  670.7 #276 6:30PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #65897 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  178.7 #2198 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  676.1 #272 2:20PM

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

Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  1015.5 #172 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1772.7 #86 10:53PM
  - mckelfam  36.4 #5135 3:09PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  178.7 #2198 10:29PM

Here are the overall MouseRank leaders for the past 6 months:

May 2015: MelodyMouse 679.4
April 2015: Fantasmicfan1 466.89
March 2015: HARR_E 423.38
February 2015: Winnie111286 364.36
January 2015: ShariRenee 408.65
December 2014: MelodyMouse 365.77
 

! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2289.3 #58 7:16AM
- MowgliLovesBaloo  65.1 #0 5:18PM
- CoachDisney  92.8 #3585 5:35PM
   - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  189.4 #2052 7:59AM

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

1. Lake Tahoe Summer Meetup
Aug 01, 2015 09:30am


We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 4 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! Then we go to the MW spot we've held in DL to watch PTN and fireworks! Everyone is welcome! - secretagentangel  1910.3 #76 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1910.3 #76 10:47PM
Thank You - suzieq65  44.2 #4759 6:20PM
We will be there in November - makeitbluesaysmerriwether  35.3 #5201 9:58AM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1772.7 #86 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1638.0 #95 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1340.4 #112 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10895 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1772.7 #86 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10895 2:12PM
Friday thru Sunday for UsπŸ˜ƒ.....Wait a minute😳what the heck is a crowding meetup and what would we be crowding into??πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - bonedaddy909  1340.4 #112 7:09PM
I heard there's a cool Winchester Mystery House meetup 😬 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1028.2 #167 7:17PM
Any MW Tinkerbell half marathon weekend runners interested in a photo op meet-up/s before one or all 3 of the races??Β  - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  720.8 #247 2:11PM
When is this race? - secretagentangel  1910.3 #76 6:15PM
The 5K is May 8th, 10K May 9th, and the Half is May 10th. - CoachDisney  92.8 #3585 2:43PM
I will for the 5k, will be there Thursday afternoon till Friday noon. - Sleepingbeautysmom  305.1 #828 8:17AM


 
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  629.9 #296 8:03PM
I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  30.0 #5605 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
Test - Admin  12:16AM
- valj84DisneyDeppAddict  189.4 #2052 9:35PM
They make paper copies?!? - LilMissPixie84  309.5 #801 9:23PM

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
36.78

2. Goofytom
16.07

3. mamabeam
7.54

4. DisneylandOrBust
2.97

5. TiggerBelle
2.04

6. Moog
1.71

7. DoomBuggy61
1.63

8. MommyandBash
1.63

9. Boundin
1.62

10. Dolewhipped
1.6

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  189.4 #2052 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  48.8 #4595 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  9083.5 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2174.0 #64 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  48.8 #4595 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2174.0 #64 9:42AM
i am horrible at this but rad to pass the time in linesπŸ‘ - DarthFairy  35.0 #5222 6:24PM
Yup! - MommyandBash  178.7 #2198 9:38AM
Geez. I only recognize like two people in this whole post πŸ˜‚ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4398.5 #26 4:51PM
SIC. How come we don't see you in here often anymore?  Miss seeing your posts. You have so much to share with all these newbies  - Goofytom  1173.5 #138 12:16PM
I'm secretly watching  - Plumiegirl  9155.3 #3 11:13PM

TOP 5 THINGS to do this week at the Disneyland Resort:

1. Watch the new "Paint the Night" parade 8:50 and 11pm nightly.

2. Watch the new "Disneyland Forever" Fireworks show at 9:30pm nightly.

3. See the new "World of Color" 9pm and 10:15pm nightly.

4. Try to find a "Made with Magic" wand or paintbrush which allow you to interact with select Disney experiences and merchandise. 

5. Look for the Word of the Day displayed outside of the theme park entrances (or in the MouseWait Lounge) and text the word between 7am and 10:59am Pacific to the shortcode listed on the sign. You must be at the Disneyland Resort to enter. If you win, you will be notified around 11am via text or phone. For more info go here

And don't forget about Food! Check out our real-time Food blog to see what's new at the Resort. POST YOUR IDEAS BELOW and they could make the weekly top 5!

Come to our la  Brea sticker meetup which starts early at 4 pm then come join MWers to watch PTN and Fireworks too!  - secretagentangel  1910.3 #76 11:59PM
was bummed i did not make it two weeks ago,  see you in aug! - MsTikiMermadam  364.8 #588 6:41PM
Checkβœ”οΈfinally completed the list! I think my favorite is the new fireworks shows!!! Gives me goosebumps and brings on the happy cry.  - MinnieMyLove  190.3 #2036 9:00AM
Hmmm...thanks for the tip. We'll be there Sat and that magic wand sounds interesting  - Marciamcmouse  40.2 #4942 5:21PM
Can't wait  - Disneyprincessvmk  55.6 #4353 7:26PM


Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4398.5 #26 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1337.9 #115 12:34PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #1974 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  364.8 #588 5:56AM
Sweet, I have 3 on this list!!  - MisFit.Mouse  627.5 #299 2:52AM
After all of this time being away and I made the list - cyndaws  257.9 #1210 1:45AM

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


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  1627.5 #96 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  387.4 #542 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
@otilegna - pikarich  4278.3 #27 9:34AM
I buy pretty much everything on Amazon. Nice to know MW can get a little piece of that! - MellyMelBB  65.0 #4123 12:06AM

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

1. CobbPR
6726

2. uscdisneyteacher
5920

3. BaseballMickey_CM
5484

4. Dave
5373

5. Duchess_SMK
5004

6. Plumiegirl
4760

7. Stitch_Legacy
4712

8. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
4298

9. ElSuperRaton
4197

10. pikarich
3880



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  3068.8 #41 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  3068.8 #41 2:34PM

Here are the recent wait time leaders:

May: MelodyMouse 640.08
April: WARLOCK 228.33
March: HARR_E 290.27
February: jacdanfan 251.32
January: ShariRenee 246.23
December: MelodyMouse 303.05
November: MelodyMouse 410.98
October: jacdanfan 189.98

I get great joy out of helping to fulfill the original intent of this app! (Can ya tell?) - MelodyMouse  5935.2 #16 11:00AM
Thank you! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» - MeridaFan  3577.1 #36 10:34AM
Thank you so much!  - secretagentangel  1910.3 #76 3:34PM
 Everyone for making   - Boundin  612.8 #307 10:21PM
 Wait Times make MouseWait! - Song  1819.3 #83 8:52AM
The real wait time leaders post! - MeridaFan  3577.1 #36 12:08PM

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
60000

2. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
58500

3. secretagentangel
52300

4. MeridaFan
41630

5. MelodyMouse
40000

6. DisneyGrandma
40000

7. leopardditz2000
39500

8. MinnieMyLove
38250

9. debbiev
36250

10. cmtahm
35650

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  182.2 #0 2:55AM

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6.pikarich 67.4 #27  
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