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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 #205 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  5955.2 #15 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 #205 7:12PM
What sweet memories! Thank you for sharing! That's what DL is about...families making memories together! - brittandkell  440.2 #449 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  843.9 #196 9:20AM
Awe, how romantic. πŸ’Thank you for sharing that with all of us! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  5955.2 #15 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! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5214.6 #17 7:13AM
Check out the early plaid in the top left. - IMissDisney  1205.3 #126 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  5955.2 #15 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  381.5 #542 10:08AM
@Duchess- me too!!! @MAS- that was one of my longest sentences EVERRR!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5214.6 #17 10:15AM
Lol...well, thanks for making me feel like I was there! :) (That goes to the both of you!) - MissAmericaSings  381.5 #542 10:21AM
ANYTHING I can do, I will πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5214.6 #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 #9203 12:31PM
You are welcome Tl82, I could have gone on a bit more... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5214.6 #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 #318 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  5955.2 #15 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  6887.1 #9 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  5955.2 #15 10:13AM
Boats make it so much cooler!! Walt knew what he was doing! - MeridaFan  3522.9 #33 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  47.1 #4584 9:54PM
😍😍😍 - MeridaFan  3522.9 #33 10:34PM
This is amazing, Duchess. Can you imagine being there on opening day? - LaPearleNoir  1453.2 #99 6:23AM
::goosebumps:: oh how I would have loved that! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  5955.2 #15 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  1830.8 #77 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  5955.2 #15 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  1830.8 #77 9:35AM
::giggles:: having flesh over your bones in the moonlight is overrated don't ya think? - Duchess_SMK  5955.2 #15 10:02AM
We uses to pretend to grab for that gold, too! So much fun! - MeridaFan  3522.9 #33 10:39AM
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me. - GrumpyPirateDad  1830.8 #77 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  11.6 #8979 6:49AM
Youre very welcome! :) Excellent choice on a favorite section! That scene is very vivid! - Duchess_SMK  5955.2 #15 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  301.2 #834 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  5955.2 #15 9:50AM
Hard to believe it's been around that long, yet each time I ride it, I see something new! Thanks SMK! - TinkPen  431.4 #459 7:15AM
Hi Penny! So nice to see you in here! Time really passes quickly doesn't it! - Duchess_SMK  5955.2 #15 10:03AM
thanks for the info this is one of my favorite rides very nice to relax too - Hendizl  2581.5 #43 7:37AM
😘 You have excellent taste my friend! - Duchess_SMK  5955.2 #15 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  1205.3 #126 8:00AM
I'll never get tired of it either! Disney magic at its finest! Thanks MyPark! - Duchess_SMK  5955.2 #15 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 #4050 8:05AM
It was quite the production! Glad you enjoyed the videos! - Duchess_SMK  5955.2 #15 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  863.2 #192 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  3522.9 #33 10:37AM
We were like, wait where is the first half if the ride??!! So strange! - adisneyfamily  863.2 #192 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  5955.2 #15 12:48PM
Happy 46th Birthday Pirates!! - CadaverousPallor  268.4 #1099 8:23AM
Yes! πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽ‚ - Duchess_SMK  5955.2 #15 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  215.1 #1714 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  5955.2 #15 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  258.6 #1188 8:51AM
I love that tradition! :) - Duchess_SMK  5955.2 #15 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  3522.9 #33 9:32AM
Amen! It's the best! Thanks for all your support my dear! You really are awesome! - Duchess_SMK  5955.2 #15 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 #1051 9:37AM
Those fireflies are quite impressive! Wish we had them out here in our backyards! - Duchess_SMK  5955.2 #15 5:16PM
30awg wire LED or rice bulb lights Batteries and a little electronics know-how. 😁 - mightymike  272.8 #1051 10:13PM
Still going strong as is everything he made well most everything. - captainhooksm  4.5 #18906 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  3438.7 #36 9:42AM
Very cool post thanks SMK - spaceranger916  342.8 #635 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  381.5 #542 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 #940 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  149.1 #2624 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  3522.9 #33 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  6062.6 #14 10:19AM
My favorite part is the first drop. Mads loves this attraction and I'll never forget her first time on there. - madsdad  1847.0 #76 11:32AM
This was littlelosts first ride at Disneyland!! - lostgirl7988  697.6 #244 11:56AM
awwww! πŸ‘Ά - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5214.6 #17 12:17PM
LittlestSweets too!!!! Hope you got a pic! - Duchess_SMK  5955.2 #15 5:17PM
Everything about this attraction is wonderful! My favorite! - DLandFanatic  8.2 #11272 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 #1807 12:33PM
How cool! Love the pirates ! - brguest85  189.7 #2027 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 #9203 12:35PM
My little always says, "hello, grandpa," when we go by there. - MeridaFan  3522.9 #33 12:50PM
Aww, that's cute! - Tigerlilly82  11.2 #9203 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 #18488 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  1056.1 #154 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  5955.2 #15 5:19PM
I love Pirates too! It would be neat tho to have another drop right at Davy Jones! - calidream1  397.5 #518 3:36PM
MY FAVORTE ATTRACTION AT DL!!! Love the entire history of this! - MagicalLand  414.2 #487 4:30PM
Thank u soo much for this! Love the old school pics-priceless... - missariel33  1947.3 #71 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 #2106 4:40PM
Love your posts and photos, thanks. - jacdanfan  8462.3 #5 4:41PM
ALWAYS a MUST! Thanks for sharing! - mrscttlemstr  297.7 #854 4:42PM
thanks for sharing! we always learn something new! - OhanaPhoto  3604.2 #31 5:16PM
One of my favorite attractions!! Thanks so much Duchess, these pictures and video are amazing! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  868.7 #188 5:21PM
✨So many memories flood my mind with every smell, sound and sight of this favorite attraction! - piratelife4me  931.5 #174 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 #4014 7:32PM
we wants the red head! we wants the red head... It was years before i knew what they were saying - tinkertonnie  212.2 #1756 7:45PM
POTC is like home, a place to take a deep breath and relax. - PrincessDuckie  807.3 #204 7:47PM
The water smells delicious! - phx1sjc  28.2 #5647 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  597.1 #305 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  135.5 #2853 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 #36167 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 #181 11:40PM

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What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1448.7 #101 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10603 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  1261.1 #117 7:09PM
We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 8 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! - secretagentangel  1450.1 #100 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1450.1 #100 10:47PM
I heard there's a cool Winchester Mystery House meetup 😬 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  868.3 #189 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  670.5 #258 2:11PM
When is this race? - secretagentangel  1450.1 #100 6:15PM
The 5K is May 8th, 10K May 9th, and the Half is May 10th. - CoachDisney  35.1 #5126 2:43PM
I will for the 5k, will be there Thursday afternoon till Friday noon. - Sleepingbeautysmom  303.0 #819 8:17AM

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

sisnt know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  462.2 #423 4:20PM

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1. CobbPR
6646

2. uscdisneyteacher
5793

3. BaseballMickey_CM
5306

4. Dave
4920

5. Duchess_SMK
4880

6. Stitch_Legacy
4683

7. Plumiegirl
4354

8. ElSuperRaton
4197

9. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
4090

10. LoneRAYnger
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This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  2384.2 #52 9:51PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
15313.3

2. Dave
12489.1

3. Plumiegirl
8617.39

4. Tom
8489.25

5. jacdanfan
8462.25

6. goofygal
8273.73

7. uscdisneyteacher
7441.6

8. CobbPR
7035.92

9. BaseballMickey_CM
6887.09

10. Bullseye
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Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
15313.3

2. Dave
12489.1

3. Plumiegirl
8617.39

4. Tom
8489.25

5. jacdanfan
8462.25

6. goofygal
8273.73

7. uscdisneyteacher
7441.6

8. CobbPR
7035.92

9. BaseballMickey_CM
6887.09

10. Bullseye
6757.11


Of all time?!  Wow! - MeridaFan  3522.9 #33 3:00PM
Wow... I got some catching up to do...lol - evilemohand  640.8 #279 8:47PM

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Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4388.7 #22 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1229.4 #121 12:34PM
Great job everyone!!!  - Boundin  597.1 #305 9:24PM
Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4388.7 #22 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1229.4 #121 12:34PM
Thank you everyone that keeps me close to Disneyland through your wonder posts.  - PalousePrincess  12.1 #8765 1:19PM

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

Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  974.4 #170 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1448.7 #101 10:53PM
Wondering if 8 of you would fit in a sky bucket? 😊 - MelodyMouse  4020.4 #26 7:50PM
If I remember correct - 8 Normal people would never fit. Maybe 8 characters, fuzzy little animals - suzieq65  9.9 #9939 9:04PM
- conant4  14.0 #8055 11:51AM

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!

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3. MeridaFan
41630

4. MelodyMouse
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5. secretagentangel
32400

6. DisneyGrandma
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8. PrincessCindy
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9. MinnieMyLove
23250

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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 #1840 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  49.8 #4483 3:57PM
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MONTHLY WAIT TIME LEADERS REAL-TIME: Thank you to everyone who enters accurate wait times--you earn MouseRank Points, Credits, worldwide fame, and wealth beyond your wildest dreams when you enter wait times at the Park (ok maybe not the last two things). Please remember to ONLY enter wait times that you have verified in person, this improves our algorithm substantially, thanks!

1. Psychguy
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2. jacdanfan
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3. redsoxcarlos
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Yay! Thanks for joining this awesome community! - simba77  311.9 #759 10:04PM
- luxkitty  2437.5 #47 3:11PM
any chance you will be welcoming dogs in your outside dining area anytime soon? - MelodyMouse  4020.4 #26 12:24PM
that would be nice - DisneyDavidEMT  2083.3 #63 12:34AM
I heard a law was passed this year that permitted dogs to be allowed in any outdoor dining patio area... someone should look into if this applies lol ... - therealJackandSally  77.3 #0 7:08PM
My dog was welcome there for the MW striker night meet up on Mar 31! - MelodyMouse  4020.4 #26 1:45PM
Scotchie has dined there with us...but he also had his vest on - BombFrogFormerCM  845.3 #194 4:53PM
http://cchealth.org/eh/retail-food/dog-law-faq.php Β  I know folks love theiri pets but I still do not think this is sanitary Β from a food perspective. See the url for CA law. Unless they provide a designated pet area outside, dogs cannot lick the plates/utensils, who cleans up after a dog accident......No pets in at a restaurant for now (service dogs are the exception). Disney is excellent with their food cleanliness in the parks per the Public health inspections. DTD does not fare as well per Retaurarant inspection. Check the Health Care Agency for the current restaurant inspections. As a Public health nurse I always check to see who is keeping clean in their kitchens. Diners beware! - Plumiegirl  8617.4 #3 10:42AM
i asked for MW meet up discount on 3/31 and nobody working knew what I was taLking about but they did give me an ap discount - MelodyMouse  4020.4 #26 4:22PM

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  1229.4 #121 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  8462.3 #5 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  80.5 #3757 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM

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 Monday April 27, 2015

CROWD PREDICTION: Should be a slow week. Keep in mind Disneyland closes early on Thursday (7:30pm). The Historical Crowd Index shows in the 50s during the week, then starting Friday it rises to the 70s. Enjoy! - Admin Apr 29, 2015 1:38PM



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  373.0 #559 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6942 11:53PM
I love these posts!  I do have a question/request/suggestion...is there a way to only show the 3-4 most recent posts?  It's a lot to scroll through. @@Admin - TiggersAndTinks  123.0 #3038 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  227.6 #1551 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  362.3 #580 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1448.7 #101 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  181.2 #2149 4:40PM
Dance studios sign up and dancers come and do a little "pre-parade" along the route. It's cute ;) - TinkerSchelle  1448.7 #101 1:05PM
@bks4lou sorry-I just saw this question ;) - TinkerSchelle  1448.7 #101 1:06PM
thank you. No worries. I just figured out how to find my old comments to see replies :)  - bks4lou  181.2 #2149 8:21PM
I'll sport my hotpants.  - Butterlina  1513.0 #95 11:54PM


 
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2. redsoxcarlos
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3. Alicewhoareyou
31.06

4. jacdanfan
29.35

5. Psychguy
28.75

6. Fantasmicfan1
28.66

7. Winnie111286
25.82

8. goofygal
22.48

9. uscdisneyteacher
21.33

10. Duchess_SMK
18.56



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1. BaseballMickey_CM
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2. Stitch_Legacy
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3. RickChavez
3438.73

4. ScooterMike
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5. SPandEvLover
3501.48

6. IDVandalSkipperCM
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7. caramiapoohAKAface
3576.8

8. Dave
12489.1

9. Duchess_SMK
5955.22

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
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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
2.13

2. DisneylandOrBust
1.11

3. Goofytom
1.08

4. Lolabell4
0.34

5. Moog
0.29

6. richiii3
0.22

7. ames013
0.18

8. Drrmddl
0.17

9. Tom
0.08

10. DonaldRox
0.08

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyAddict  107.8 #3333 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  30.0 #5490 11:33AM
Wtg @DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2121.9 #61 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  30.0 #5490 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2121.9 #61 9:42AM

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  1609.0 #89 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  386.5 #534 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I didn't know about this. I'll do it next time I'm going to shop with Amazon! - melissameow  23.0 #6233 3:23AM
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What if Walt never dreamed of Disneyland? What would your life be like? What would the world be like? Get Book Two of the VOYAGEERS Saga - The Great Storyteller - on Amazon. Buy the Paperback and get the Kindle version FREE! 

Thank you Admin! This book is a great read. I recommend it to anyone who is a Disney fan. Can't wait for the next one! - grumpypapa  3074.6 #39 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  13.5 #8232 10:32PM
I am reading the book now! It is awesome I have already read the deadliest cast member series(btw awesome books!) and also read the first voyagers LOVE THE BOOKS keep up the good work! - DisneyDudeCarsten  4.0 #21981 10:14AM
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Cool admin. Hope I do better than the first one. Hope people that enter will be ready to play and the tournament moves along better - Goofytom  1111.7 #145 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  670.5 #259 6:30PM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  32.3 #5304 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1111.7 #145 1:21PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #64949 2:19PM

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TRIVILATOR 2.0 for iOS is here! We made it faster, easier to use, improved Random Games, fixed Push Notifications, added a Remove Ads option, new game packs, and we optmized it for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Get the complete run down on our new blog here. Get the new update in the App Store, or grab it here. Did you know you can play on the web or from any device via our web version? Tell your friends about the TRIVILATOR, and submit your questions so they (and you) can be featured inside the app. You can submit your questions here. Have fun!

- valj84DisneyAddict  107.8 #3333 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  30.0 #5490 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyAddict  107.8 #3333 3:27PM

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