Duchess_SMK    
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Mar 18, 2013 6:00 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, March 18th,1967. The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction (my personal favorite) opens in New Orleans Square. The debut kicks off w/great excitement, as a group of surly sea-dogs, led by Wally Boag, takeover the sailing ship Columbia before bursting through the new attractions' doors w/a battering ram! (Pictured below) All the figures in the attraction are designed by Imagineer Marc Davis & the lavishly detailed sets are by artist & color stylist Claude Coats. It is the largest audio-animatronic project to date & the last attraction Walt Disney himself worked on extensively before his death. To watch a fantastic video about the development of the attraction & opening day happenings, Part 1: http://is.gd/WeN47z Part 2: http://is.gd/nLOa1A (If the links aren't clickable, click on "detail" at the bottom of the post) What is your favorite part of this attraction and why?

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I don't remember my first ride on POTC, although I'm sure it was the year it opened (I was 10). It was my mother's favorite ride. She wouldn't do roller coaster type rides, or spinning, or drop rides. Yet she would giggle and scream during POTC's drops saying it was just perfect for her. The background story wasn't readily available, but my mom was a history teacher and used POTC to teach me about Lafitte, the era, and pirates in general. She knew the song by heart, and would softly sing it throughout the whole ride. Her last visit was in the Fall of 1997, but every time I go on it I can't help but think of her and how much she enjoyed it. It's not my absolute #1 favorite attraction, but it holds the most memories. - Gia  802.0 #231 2:26PM
::kneels down at your feet with a blankie and hot cocoa:: I could listen to your wonderful stories all day! Thank you for sharing them with us. They add so much to these posts! - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 5:24PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Oh, Duchess! I love sharing them and I look forward to your posts for the times I can! - Gia  802.0 #231 7:12PM
What sweet memories! Thank you for sharing! That's what DL is about...families making memories together! - brittandkell  487.9 #437 9:49PM
My first visit to DL was in 1973. My then boyfriend (now hubs) took me to the park on a very rainy Sat morn. First place we went was Pirates. When we exited it had stopped raining and the sun was shining on ROA. After riding Pirates and seeing this beautiful park shining I was so overcome with emotion I'll never forget it. That was the moment I fell in love with Disneyland. - DisneyGrandma  877.3 #211 9:20AM
Awe, how romantic. πŸ’Thank you for sharing that with all of us! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 10:00AM
Oh I LOVE this attraction. I love the queue how it's shaded, the ramps, the water fountains, the smell as you enter through the French doors, the paintings on the walls, seeing the bateaus round that curve, up the rap, TAP the bricks, standing on the dock, loading, the gentle drifting past people enjoying their meal, the fireflies, the warning, the DROP!! I love how the anticipation builds up to such amazing sites. Thank you, Duchess! - misschurro  6374.9 #17 7:13AM
Check out the early plaid in the top left. - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 8:03AM
The smell! πŸ˜πŸ’— you kinda just took me there in my mind my dear. Thank you for sharing that. But now I wanna be there, SO SO bad! - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 9:51AM
Singing along to "Yo ho! Yo ho! A pirate's life for me!" c'mon...keep going HMACIF...you described it all perfectly I was enjoying the attraction! :) - MissAmericaSings  406.4 #552 10:08AM
@Duchess- me too!!! @MAS- that was one of my longest sentences EVERRR!! - misschurro  6374.9 #17 10:15AM
Lol...well, thanks for making me feel like I was there! :) (That goes to the both of you!) - MissAmericaSings  406.4 #552 10:21AM
ANYTHING I can do, I will πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - misschurro  6374.9 #17 10:33AM
I love how POTC excites everyone's senses the same way! Great description HMACIF! For 10 seconds I was there ☺ - Tigerlilly82  11.2 #10286 12:31PM
You are welcome Tl82, I could have gone on a bit more... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - misschurro  6374.9 #17 12:32PM
I've always wanted to be part of a walk off at the scene where all of the gold and jewelry is. It'd be so cool to sit and bask in all of it and be able to touch all of the unique furniture in there. Oh and it may sound morbid, but I think it'd be interesting to see the actual human bones up close above the skeleton pirate laying in bed. This is one of the most relaxing attractions at Disneyland for me, I love it. - Jacqueline  580.0 #349 6:32AM
Good choice! I think it would be neat to see those bones as well! And I agree, best place to rest those aching feet at DL. 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 7:28AM
Great post! This is one of my favorite attractions. But remember that this attraction was supposed to be a walkthrough wax-museum like thing, but Walt decided to use a boat system (the same as ISAW). And this will always be special at DL because this was the last attraction Walt worked on. - BaseballMickey_CM  7633.1 #11 10:10AM
Thanks buddy! 😘Yes!!! I'm so glad Walt decided to do the boats! A walk through just wouldn't have been as magical in my opinion. - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 10:13AM
Boats make it so much cooler!! Walt knew what he was doing! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 10:33AM
The Walt Disney Family museum has a story from Walt about the ride. Walt wanted to show his wife what he had been working on, but the ride was not complete and as a construction site, dirt was prevalent, but Walt laid down floorboards to allow his wife to walk through and not get her dress dirty. A dreamer, a genius, and a gentleman. - campy  60.5 #4430 9:54PM
😍😍😍 - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 10:34PM
This is amazing, Duchess. Can you imagine being there on opening day? - LaPearleNoir  1808.9 #94 6:23AM
::goosebumps:: oh how I would have loved that! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 6:41AM
This is one of my favorite attractions. Thank you for posting the links to those videos, It is nice to watch Walt talk about his plans. He was so excited about his plans for entertaining his guests. I really enjoy the whole experience but one of my favorites is the treasure room. I remember going through there as a younger child thinking,"I can't wait to grow up and get my hands on all that gold!" Thanks again for the history and a great post. - GrumpyPirateDad  1936.2 #86 6:48AM
Those are my favorite YouTube videos about DL! I agree it's facinating to see Walts passion! Teehee, so have you had any luck with that gold yet?! ;) - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 7:56AM
I have yet to grow up apparently. I still have my eyes on that pile. I can almost...reach....it. Alas I have escaped the pirates curse.... for now - GrumpyPirateDad  1936.2 #86 9:35AM
::giggles:: having flesh over your bones in the moonlight is overrated don't ya think? - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 10:02AM
We uses to pretend to grab for that gold, too! So much fun! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 10:39AM
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me. - GrumpyPirateDad  1936.2 #86 11:34AM
Always enjoyed these factoids, thanks for that. My favorite section has to be the firefight at the end of the ride. Seeing all of the structure that is burning down and then the deflecting bullets.Really fun site to see. - MakilHeru  25.3 #6498 6:49AM
Youre very welcome! :) Excellent choice on a favorite section! That scene is very vivid! - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 9:48AM
This is my favorite ride and my mom's favorite ride too! I sent her the links for the videos and it made her morning. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful facts. My favorite part is when the pirates try to get the key from the dog. - jlipstone  332.0 #738 6:57AM
Oh that's fantastic!! So happy to make you both smile! ::whistles:: "come here boy" good choice for a favorite scene! - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 9:50AM
Hard to believe it's been around that long, yet each time I ride it, I see something new! Thanks SMK! - TinkPen  432.7 #509 7:15AM
Hi Penny! So nice to see you in here! Time really passes quickly doesn't it! - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 10:03AM
thanks for the info this is one of my favorite rides very nice to relax too - Hendizl  2832.0 #46 7:37AM
😘 You have excellent taste my friend! - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 10:34AM
I have very fond and early memories of this attraction. This was one of the first that I remember as a child being truly captivated by everything I saw. There are so many details in POTC, I can't begin to describe. To this day I still watch and try to take in everything as I drift by each scene. I never get tired of it. What I love most about it is that it is everything Disney in one attraction... Art, entertainment, story, and imagination. Such a great attraction! Thank you again SMK for a great Disney History! You're awesome! - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 8:00AM
I'll never get tired of it either! Disney magic at its finest! Thanks MyPark! - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 10:35AM
I love this!!! My favorite attraction and I had no idea this is how it's opening day went!! Awesome thank you - nurseclick  66.0 #4272 8:05AM
It was quite the production! Glad you enjoyed the videos! - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 12:43PM
I love this particular show with Walt talking about Pirates and hearing him describe his ideas and his vision and then seeing it come to fruition!! This is also my favorite ride and I remember the first time I went on it, I was mesmerized! And riding it today I still feel like that little child full of wonder an excitement!! I learned during another show that they added the beginning part to get the attraction under the train tracks, and to me that is my favorite, it sets the tone and transports you! At WDW'S version the wonderful beginning of the ride is absent and it just isn't the same. Thanks so much for this!!! - adisneyfamily  1003.9 #189 8:15AM
That's what I remember from the WDW version. You just get on the ride without all that wonderful stuff at the beginning while you are in line at DL! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 10:37AM
We were like, wait where is the first half if the ride??!! So strange! - adisneyfamily  1003.9 #189 11:48AM
I find the videos fantastically interesting as well! Watching walt light up with excitement, and the pirates breaking down that door was so neat! I agree the beginning really gets you in the mood! - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 12:48PM
Happy 46th Birthday Pirates!! - CadaverousPallor  268.4 #1183 8:23AM
Yes! πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽ‚ - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 12:48PM
I must say some of my favorite parts of this ride when I was a child are some of the same things that have been changed. It is lovely to see the original. Anyone know what happened to the escaping pirate balancing between the dock and the boat? Also, I don't remember seeing the guy drinking with the monkey drinking on his hat. It was a model that Walt held up. I can't place it. - Zipadeedoodah  215.5 #1797 8:32AM
I'm sorry I don't know the answer to either of your questions. Hopefully someone here does. Thank you for your comment! - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 5:13PM
It is a tradition to ride it first when visiting the park with my parents. I have continued it with my kids! - hairdog67  267.8 #1186 8:51AM
I love that tradition! :) - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 5:13PM
I had two sets of aunts and uncles, along with all the cousins, who lived in southern Ca when I was a kid. I wasn't there on opening day, but I know I was there that year, and was properly prepared for our first visit to this ride (as well as HM and IASW when they were new) by my cousins, who helped amp up the excitement for us all. This is still my favorite, after all these years, and is the favorite of my husband and our two girls! Long live POTC! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 9:32AM
Amen! It's the best! Thanks for all your support my dear! You really are awesome! - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 5:15PM
My favorite part of the ride is actually the bayou. πŸ˜€I dig the fog rising from the water and the fireflies. - mightymike  272.8 #1141 9:37AM
Those fireflies are quite impressive! Wish we had them out here in our backyards! - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 5:16PM
30awg wire LED or rice bulb lights Batteries and a little electronics know-how. 😁 - mightymike  272.8 #1141 10:13PM
Still going strong as is everything he made well most everything. - captainhooksm  4.5 #20784 9:39AM
One of our favorites for sure. I remember as a kid I was a little scared but I always had to go ony favorite part is battle scene. - RickChavez  3671.6 #40 9:42AM
Very cool post thanks SMK - spaceranger916  376.5 #601 10:11AM
Love POTC! Favorite part?..hmm...I love to soak it ALL in! My mini's favorite is the drop :) My hubby enjoys resting his feet ;) It's always the last attraction we enjoy before going home. - MissAmericaSings  406.4 #552 10:14AM
I remember seeing this footage being aired on the Disney Channel late at night when I was little. I miss that the Disney Channel has really gotten away from showing vintage Disney at night. I learned so much about Disney's history as a kid, that it made me love Disneyland even more and really opened my eyes to how fascinating history can actually be. - NotNKansasAnymor  283.8 #1028 10:17AM
I couldn't agree with you more. I used to love watching classic Mickey an Friends as a young girl. It cemented my love for Disney animation. - MetalMermaid  156.6 #2619 10:37AM
I miss all the great classic stuff DC used to show too. I wish they would concentrate more on that rather than the silly new stuff they produce. - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 10:41AM
I remember being very small and riding. I was terrified of the "giant" drop! I was in awe of the battle scene and overwhelmed by the smells (in a good way). Thank you Duchess! - ShariRenee  8804.9 #9 10:19AM
My favorite part is the first drop. Mads loves this attraction and I'll never forget her first time on there. - madsdad  1868.2 #92 11:32AM
This was littlelosts first ride at Disneyland!! - lostgirl7988  697.8 #280 11:56AM
awwww! πŸ‘Ά - misschurro  6374.9 #17 12:17PM
LittlestSweets too!!!! Hope you got a pic! - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 5:17PM
Everything about this attraction is wonderful! My favorite! - DLandFanatic  8.6 #12183 12:16PM
Pirates is my family's favorite ride! On a family trip when I was younger, I remember being scared to ride because I thought your boat actually got sunk during the battle scene. I was so silly! 😊 - PrincessLadybug  208.3 #1897 12:33PM
How cool! Love the pirates ! - brguest85  230.2 #1609 12:34PM
I love it all but if I had to pick one part I'd say the beginning w/ the fireflies and the old man on his front porch. When I was a little girl I always told my parents his name was Vern, he just had dinner, and his wife was inside baking cookies for dessert....I had a vivid imagination! It always seemed so comforting to me. And that gentle music in the background... - Tigerlilly82  11.2 #10286 12:35PM
My little always says, "hello, grandpa," when we go by there. - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 12:50PM
Aww, that's cute! - Tigerlilly82  11.2 #10286 2:01PM
My favorite part is the beginning. I love the fireflies and music. I also love looking at the people at blue bayou. When I was younger I thought they were part of the ride! - Autty40  4.6 #20341 12:54PM
When I think of 1967( I wasn't around yet πŸ˜‚), I reflect on how our country was changing. The political and social issues of the day, defined a generation. Through all the upheaval of that time, I bet it was source of joy and calm for those who lived through a historic period. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1607.7 #105 2:16PM
I wasn't around yet either. I agree with that. I feel strongly that Disney helps SO many people through difficult times. - Duchess_SMK  6349.3 #18 5:19PM
I love Pirates too! It would be neat tho to have another drop right at Davy Jones! - calidream1  398.0 #567 3:36PM
MY FAVORTE ATTRACTION AT DL!!! Love the entire history of this! - MagicalLand  414.2 #537 4:30PM
Thank u soo much for this! Love the old school pics-priceless... - missariel33  2115.5 #72 4:31PM
This is the only ride at DL that if it is scheduled to be closed I will move my dates I'm going to the park. - Kontorted  183.9 #2204 4:40PM
Love your posts and photos, thanks. - jacdanfan  11394.3 #5 4:41PM
ALWAYS a MUST! Thanks for sharing! - mrscttlemstr  315.9 #823 4:42PM
thanks for sharing! we always learn something new! - OhanaPhoto  5334.5 #21 5:16PM
One of my favorite attractions!! Thanks so much Duchess, these pictures and video are amazing! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  914.2 #201 5:21PM
✨So many memories flood my mind with every smell, sound and sight of this favorite attraction! - piratelife4me  1047.3 #176 7:12PM
I always want to get off and have a cigar w/ the old guy rocking puffing his pipe just before leaving the lagoon. - garrlusdland  67.6 #4238 7:32PM
we wants the red head! we wants the red head... It was years before i knew what they were saying - tinkertonnie  252.0 #1330 7:45PM
POTC is like home, a place to take a deep breath and relax. - PrincessDuckie  906.2 #203 7:47PM
The water smells delicious! - phx1sjc  28.2 #6186 8:32PM
As always Duchess... Great information! I love reading your posts! I always watch the pirate in bed with the magnifying glass and watch his teeth get big, than the parrot skeleton and then the harpsichord! - Boundin  715.0 #272 8:43PM
Tradition dictates that this is the first ride we go on during any trip to Disneyland. Although, it isn't the favorite for any one of my children , they always choose to ride it first. I love making memories! - fab5  150.0 #2722 9:06PM
This is my favorite ride, there is many things about it I love. The smell of the water when your in line, boarding the boats and the memories and excitement it brings. Most of all I love looking at the clouds move, over the whole attraction. - jakethecrazy  3.1 #38181 9:42PM
I taped many programs on the early Disney channel when they aired many of the WOC and other programs showcasing DL early days and have this debut on one of the VHS tapes. - splashphotoCM  885.6 #206 11:40PM

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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  21.8 #7044 9:01AM
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 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #567 7:05PM
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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! 

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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  5545.3 #19 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.8 #7605 10:32PM
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Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  1177.0 #149 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  221.5 #1715 7:31PM
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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 #2047 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 #5820 2:11PM

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

1. #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  4734.8 #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  1808.9 #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  4734.8 #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  1808.9 #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  4734.8 #28 8:49PM
When is the next meet up? - sunvalgifts  31.8 #5820 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.Β  - secretagentangel  4734.8 #28 4:09PM

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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  458.0 #477 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 #127185 10:15AM
That just means it's time to start planning! πŸ˜€ - AngiMouse  81.6 #3918 1:02PM

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This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4219.8 #35 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  4219.8 #35 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  426.7 #519 8:06PM

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
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I miss the  - DisneyMom13  237.6 #1504 1:34AM


 
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
261.6

4. ShariRenee
191.73

5. sawman911
131.03

6. secretagentangel
95.27

7. shootanyangle
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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  31.3 #5877 7:14AM
Wow! I'm on the list 😊 - disneymom1  257.2 #1281 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  4734.8 #28 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  2114.8 #73 10:28PM
Congrats to the MWers who maid the list - disneylover2002  7.7 #13174 7:43PM
 I'm about to fall off the bottom there real soon...but I had fun entering times during our visit.  - DisneyMom13  237.6 #1504 10:02PM


 
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I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  13474.3 #3 11:30PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  471.9 #455 9:59AM
Oh wow! Finally on the list! All my real time posts are posted in DL Talk, so surprised to see thisπŸ˜‚ - Alicewhoareyou  2586.4 #54 4:23PM
I made the list! I'm somebody now!!!πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ˜‚ - OhanaPhoto  5334.5 #21 9:54AM
You are always somebody, unless you're nobody, then you are nobody! πŸ˜‚ - RetroDisneyPins2002  24.5 #6624 2:15PM
RetroDisneyPins2002 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - OhanaPhoto  5334.5 #21 7:00PM
OhanaPhoto - You are BIG time now!!! 😜 - DisLUVney  633.6 #319 8:37PM

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7. debbiev
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10. teach67
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  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  369.9 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  111.4 #3407 9:06PM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  426.7 #519 12:42PM
Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  36.7 #5417 10:52PM
Good job! - antetr95  1894.4 #89 10:48AM

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6. Tom
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8. Plumiegirl
10189.5

9. ShariRenee
8804.91

10. uscdisneyteacher
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Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  4734.8 #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  237.6 #1504 1:53PM
Congrats - superdisneyman80  0.1 #102177 8:22PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  56.2 #4542 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  63.4 #4336 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2622.4 #51 9:33AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  21.4 #7105 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  24.5 #6624 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  237.6 #1504 7:43PM
No way! That's crazy! - Disney_Pincess02  24.4 #6632 4:55PM
In Disney world I watched the MSEP - splashethan  0.7 #74831 4:04PM
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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. 

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What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  148.0 #2743 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  174.0 #2339 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  12461.2 #4 8:02AM
Admin Thanks - Winnie111286  12461.2 #4 3:18PM

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  278.7 #1069 9:59PM
How do you get discount on AP passes. Guessing use MOUSEWAIT - suzieq65  111.4 #3407 4:00PM
You get discounts on AP by renewing early. It's through Disney . They'll send you a card.  - secretagentangel  4734.8 #28 8:58PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - Woodylover  52.1 #4703 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 #5820 11:06AM

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  2114.8 #73 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  237.6 #1504 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  237.6 #1504 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2622.4 #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  237.6 #1504 8:26AM

Use this link (save it as a bookmark to make it easy) before you add things to your Amazon and MouseWait will receive 5% of your purchase! Thank you for your support!

Purchased the Voyageers book through this link so MW benefits twice  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1905.8 #88 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  411.4 #541 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I will do this next time I'm on Amazon! - DisneyLov3r  38.5 #0 5:02PM
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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 #8214 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  341.2 #702 8:33AM
We overheard a CM say the Colombia would be docked for 18 months. So return time frame should be some time in June 2017, possibly July 2017 if something goes wrong. - Lelundrial  658.7 #305 12:47PM
Omg...... So long.... - MsTikiMermadam  1065.0 #172 2:45PM
Does the Jingle to Jungle conversion normally take that long? - Woozle  51.1 #4751 8:41AM
No - secretagentangel  4734.8 #28 8:33PM

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