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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  802.2 #258 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  6603.9 #19 5:24PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Oh, Duchess! I love sharing them and I look forward to your posts for the times I can! - Gia  802.2 #258 7:12PM
What sweet memories! Thank you for sharing! That's what DL is about...families making memories together! - brittandkell  547.8 #413 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  887.1 #226 9:20AM
Awe, how romantic. πŸ’Thank you for sharing that with all of us! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  7870.2 #14 7:13AM
Check out the early plaid in the top left. - MickeyFan  1286.5 #149 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  6603.9 #19 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  441.9 #537 10:08AM
@Duchess- me too!!! @MAS- that was one of my longest sentences EVERRR!! - misschurro  7870.2 #14 10:15AM
Lol...well, thanks for making me feel like I was there! :) (That goes to the both of you!) - MissAmericaSings  441.9 #537 10:21AM
ANYTHING I can do, I will πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - misschurro  7870.2 #14 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 #10899 12:31PM
You are welcome Tl82, I could have gone on a bit more... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - misschurro  7870.2 #14 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 #385 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  6603.9 #19 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  8087.6 #13 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  6603.9 #19 10:13AM
Boats make it so much cooler!! Walt knew what he was doing! - MeridaFan  4244.2 #39 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  60.6 #4612 9:54PM
😍😍😍 - MeridaFan  4244.2 #39 10:34PM
This is amazing, Duchess. Can you imagine being there on opening day? - LaPearleNoir  2567.9 #61 6:23AM
::goosebumps:: oh how I would have loved that! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  1960.8 #94 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  6603.9 #19 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  1960.8 #94 9:35AM
::giggles:: having flesh over your bones in the moonlight is overrated don't ya think? - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 10:02AM
We uses to pretend to grab for that gold, too! So much fun! - MeridaFan  4244.2 #39 10:39AM
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me. - GrumpyPirateDad  1960.8 #94 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  25.4 #6840 6:49AM
Youre very welcome! :) Excellent choice on a favorite section! That scene is very vivid! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  332.2 #793 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  6603.9 #19 9:50AM
Hard to believe it's been around that long, yet each time I ride it, I see something new! Thanks SMK! - TinkPen  433.5 #548 7:15AM
Hi Penny! So nice to see you in here! Time really passes quickly doesn't it! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 10:03AM
thanks for the info this is one of my favorite rides very nice to relax too - Hendizl  2874.6 #52 7:37AM
😘 You have excellent taste my friend! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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! - MickeyFan  1286.5 #149 8:00AM
I'll never get tired of it either! Disney magic at its finest! Thanks MyPark! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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 #4444 8:05AM
It was quite the production! Glad you enjoyed the videos! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  1004.0 #208 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  4244.2 #39 10:37AM
We were like, wait where is the first half if the ride??!! So strange! - adisneyfamily  1004.0 #208 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  6603.9 #19 12:48PM
Happy 46th Birthday Pirates!! - CadaverousPallor  270.2 #1243 8:23AM
Yes! πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽ‚ - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  216.8 #1864 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  6603.9 #19 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  289.0 #1063 8:51AM
I love that tradition! :) - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  4244.2 #39 9:32AM
Amen! It's the best! Thanks for all your support my dear! You really are awesome! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  273.6 #1214 9:37AM
Those fireflies are quite impressive! Wish we had them out here in our backyards! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 5:16PM
30awg wire LED or rice bulb lights Batteries and a little electronics know-how. 😁 - mightymike  273.6 #1214 10:13PM
Still going strong as is everything he made well most everything. - captainhooksm  4.5 #21823 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  3672.1 #46 9:42AM
Very cool post thanks SMK - spaceranger916  383.1 #634 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  441.9 #537 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 #1112 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 #2710 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  4244.2 #39 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  12071.5 #8 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 #100 11:32AM
This was littlelosts first ride at Disneyland!! - lostgirl7988  697.8 #312 11:56AM
awwww! πŸ‘Ά - misschurro  7870.2 #14 12:17PM
LittlestSweets too!!!! Hope you got a pic! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 5:17PM
Everything about this attraction is wonderful! My favorite! - DLandFanatic  8.6 #12926 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 #1985 12:33PM
How cool! Love the pirates ! - brguest85  244.0 #1506 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 #10899 12:35PM
My little always says, "hello, grandpa," when we go by there. - MeridaFan  4244.2 #39 12:50PM
Aww, that's cute! - Tigerlilly82  11.2 #10899 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 #21380 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  2482.9 #65 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  6603.9 #19 5:19PM
I love Pirates too! It would be neat tho to have another drop right at Davy Jones! - calidream1  398.0 #611 3:36PM
MY FAVORTE ATTRACTION AT DL!!! Love the entire history of this! - MagicalLand  414.2 #581 4:30PM
Thank u soo much for this! Love the old school pics-priceless... - missariel33  2115.6 #82 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 #2296 4:40PM
Love your posts and photos, thanks. - jacdanfan  13438.3 #6 4:41PM
ALWAYS a MUST! Thanks for sharing! - mrscttlemstr  317.2 #882 4:42PM
thanks for sharing! we always learn something new! - OhanaPhoto  6570.9 #20 5:16PM
One of my favorite attractions!! Thanks so much Duchess, these pictures and video are amazing! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  923.5 #218 5:21PM
✨So many memories flood my mind with every smell, sound and sight of this favorite attraction! - piratelife4me  1072.6 #191 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 #4397 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 #1401 7:45PM
POTC is like home, a place to take a deep breath and relax. - PrincessDuckie  931.1 #217 7:47PM
The water smells delicious! - phx1sjc  28.2 #6510 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  820.9 #248 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 #2819 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 #39207 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 #227 11:40PM

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is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  720.6 #298 8:06PM
This is so true, it never changes, what's up with that lol - itsmyglassslipper  572.2 #392 12:28PM
I know and I'm still on itπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Plumiegirl  10393.6 #9 5:56PM
I thought it was just me. Lol. Someone needs to hit the refresh button. :) - DeadliestPassholder  387.6 #624 2:10PM

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- LaPearleNoir  2567.9 #61 7:22PM
- teapotsandteacups  1777.3 #104 3:50PM
- sunvalgifts  171.7 #2469 3:10PM
- SnowKitty  116.2 #3409 8:03PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
24623

2. Winnie111286
23725.1

3. Melody_CM
23642.7

4. Dave
13832.5

5. Tom
13549.7

6. jacdanfan
13438.3

7. goofygal
12800.1

8. ShariRenee
12071.5

9. Plumiegirl
10393.6

10. uscdisneyteacher
8773.65


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  8515.8 #11 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.4 #77 8:50AM
- EvilqueenRS  704.2 #307 9:57PM
Very nice. I'll make It on the list one of these days! - larrywong318  214.3 #1900 11:09AM

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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
15.93

2. Donald1967
7.57

3. DisneyMom13
4.99

4. Goofytom
2.83

5. sheridanrabbit
1.42

6. DonaldRox
1.27

7. teapotsandteacups
1.02

8. Boundin
0.8

9. mamabeam
0.74

10. DisneyDiane316
0.63

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  316.6 #888 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  97.6 #3755 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  13549.7 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2818.9 #54 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  97.6 #3755 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2818.9 #54 9:42AM
Hey! I made top 10!! !  - DisneyDiane316  908.4 #222 8:29PM
Way to go, beautiful!   - Wyldsideb  223.3 #1774 1:42PM
With a whopping ONE point! - phillip...  1393.1 #140 9:17PM
I can't hate...it's more than I got - Wyldsideb  223.3 #1774 7:58PM
Hey phillip... I worked hard for that 1 point! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyDiane316  908.4 #222 8:38PM
You're slacking. You're down to less than half a point, but at least you're still on the list. - phillip...  1393.1 #140 11:42AM
Wow look at that my first list yay not many points but I'm there 😊 - Donald1967  186.5 #2258 8:33PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.3 #4711 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  99.4 #3729 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  3707.7 #45 9:33AM
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  43.7 #5282 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  358.1 #701 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  1098.8 #183 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7284 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  54.6 #4814 7:25PM

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. secretagentangel
127300

2. teapotsandteacups
120000

3. jacdanfan
115000

4. leopardditz2000
98000

5. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
88000

6. Melody_CM
65000

7. DisneyGrandma
65000

8. debbiev
64750

9. disneygrandma1
63000

10. DarthFairy
58950

 

I finally made a list besides wait times.wait times has become almost impossible with the crowds,reception blows.but thank you for all you do@@@@Admin - DarthFairy  720.6 #298 7:43PM
!! CongratsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - SnowKitty  116.2 #3409 5:06PM
  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  1304.8 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  156.3 #2715 9:06PM
I finally made a list besides wait times.wait times has become almost impossible with the crowds,reception blows.but thank you for all you do@@@@Admin - DarthFairy  720.6 #298 7:43PM
!! CongratsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - SnowKitty  116.2 #3409 5:06PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  171.7 #2469 12:21PM

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  504.8 #461 12:29PM
I Loved across the street once. - nitromouse  300.6 #986 10:55PM
πŸ˜‚ - TinyDancerTay  672.4 #330 12:03AM
I love across the street, for a week, two or three times a year.  - crazyfriends  7.9 #13711 4:42PM


Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.2 #2129 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1501.1 #126 5:56AM
Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.9 #37 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  5375.7 #25 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1231.8 #157 3:48PM
Fantastic!! - Ilovegoofy  131.2 #3127 4:37PM
Top of the list  - buzzgoneyear92  283.0 #1116 12:09AM
Note to self: When you see this comment a year from now, be sure to say something witty!!! - clawton  343.6 #746 9:03PM

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! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM
thanks admin - Fantasmicfan1  5375.7 #25 9:42PM
  - JediKitty  1286.0 #150 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  358.1 #701 1:34AM

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  2055.7 #87 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  460.3 #515 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I noticed this post is kind of old, but is the Amazon link still working? My hubby tried to buy something through it but it didn't work. @Admin - DisneyDiane316  908.4 #222 7:59PM
Thanks for letting us know DisneyDiane316 the link should be fixed now for Amazon, or you can use this URL http://amzn.to/OUTbbI thanks! - Admin  4:41PM
Thanks for sending the updated link Admin. Will be shopping soon! - DisneyDiane316  908.4 #222 6:42PM
Yay! Using this today I always forget to buy through the mw link . Bump for more people to use.  - mozbaby  148.8 #2834 7:16AM

Did you know that you can find refurb info with a quick iPhone Spotlight Search? Learn how to find updated Disneyland info fast with a few hidden tricks in MouseWait 9. Post your tips below!


MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Winnie111286
1625.32

2. ShariRenee
671.42

3. Melody_CM
615.67

4. SorcererD91
572.03

5. DisneyDiane316
564.62

6. Coaster
503.33

7. grumpypapa
449.56

8. sheridanrabbit
405.7

9. secretagentangel
381.81

10. dizzneyfan
367.99



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  23642.7 #3 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2567.9 #61 1:11PM
Yes, yes. I know you do.  - crazyfriends  7.9 #13711 2:03AM
Who doesn't love Disneyland???  Happiest place on earth.  :) - Disneylanddad702  467.2 #507 2:38PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  1156.1 #171 9:59AM
How am I #1? Wait times and posting to the lounge the last 3 days? Awesome!! I love Mousewait! πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  738.8 #292 7:05PM
I left a week ago and I'm still #2 on the list!! YAY!! πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  738.8 #292 6:22PM

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  3132.0 #49 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  358.1 #701 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  358.1 #701 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  3707.7 #45 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4244.2 #39 12:59PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  433.7 #546 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  1736.3 #109 2:20PM
Any chance of this coming to Android? - dsnylnd4me  369.7 #665 12:08PM

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

1. Tot mw farewell meetup all passes access
Dec 15, 2016 08:00pm

2. Drop for the last time
Jan 07, 2017 08:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1501.1 #126 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  8515.8 #11 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1501.1 #126 6:03AM
 I changed it to August 5πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - secretagentangel  8515.8 #11 11:07AM
I spy Christmas in July! - PumpkinweenieVelinee  3983.9 #43 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  8515.8 #11 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  23642.7 #3 11:12AM
- PumpkinweenieVelinee  3983.9 #43 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  8515.8 #11 3:18PM
It's been bumped but next MEETUP is this Friday, September 16 at DCA for another "last time" on the attractions being changed! Watch for the main post!  - secretagentangel  8515.8 #11 1:42PM
Next meetups are.... At DCA, possibly Tuesday September 20, Friday, September 23, Friday, September  30, Friday October, 7, 14, 21, 28,(come join the choc  walk group), dapper day dress up Friday, November 4, plus that Sunday and........ to infinity and beyondπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Will add in a couple more of  the week days depending on the MHP schedule for maybe either a soundsational  meet up or WOC meet up. Whatever's on the calendar. Just a heads up for everybody planning a visit in the next seven weeks. Once PTN is back we'll  add more of those also. Also watch for cadaver calls for meetups on certain MHP nights. We'll  be having  one the night we go, October 5 , an  hour before the party starts. I'll post reminders soon!!  dm me with suggestions too if you want me to post one or help posting your own!πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ - secretagentangel  8515.8 #11 2:14PM
Where is the meet up for Sept 30? we will be at MHP Fri Sept 30 and staying Sat and Sun. - snowgrey  8.9 #12612 4:56PM

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! 

We want more books - sctoaonk75  297.5 #1004 7:42PM
- MommyandBash  433.7 #546 4:52PM
We want more books - sctoaonk75  297.5 #1004 7:42PM
- sunvalgifts  171.7 #2469 12:55PM

Did you know that almost everything in MouseWait can be found with a few taps in the MagicSearch bar? Did you know that we add things to MagicSearch weekly (i.e. requests from you--see below)? MagicSearch enables ONE-THUMB searching to help you find individual menu items, vegetarian or gluten free food, reviews, wait times (even restaurant wait times), exclusive insider Disneyland tips, annual pass holder, parking info, Star Wars Park info, celebrities, Disneyland news, Hidden Mickeys, crowd forecasts (unFORECAST), Photopass, birthdays, refurbishment info, and amazing content from almost a million pages of original content in the MouseWait Lounge. 

This is an  app. Thank you @@@@Admin - LiveLaughLoveDisney  303.0 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM
Love this tool - Chumash28  1667.1 #113 5:02PM
Cool app. But can't find info when they start Christmas holidays decorations  - DDTINK57  405.7 #597 5:44PM
Usually the first week of November. - Bambim44  123.1 #0 7:25AM
The search bar is amazing - UTDISNEYFAMILY  2055.7 #87 4:57PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Indiana Jones Sep 12-Sep 15
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln Aug 22-Sep 30
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

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

The Little Mermaid Sep 6-Sep 29
Goofy's Sky School Sep 26-28




 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7691 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  361.5 #689 8:33AM
Silly symphony swings are open. We went on them today (for the first time)!  - DisneyDiane316  908.4 #222 6:50PM
See @teapotsandteacups post today...  Says reopens Sept 9!  Thank you! - Dianat710  84.7 #4003 8:05PM
It opened today! Line was way too long for me so I shall try another day😒 - DarthFairy  720.6 #298 9:09PM

Thanked by:   Tom   carminaire   kimdis   102 More Thanks connielu   Luv-Mickey   ocmommy  
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. Winnie111286
1395.27

2. Melody_CM
611.17

3. Coaster
503.33

4. ShariRenee
463.33

5. SorcererD91
441.68

6. sheridanrabbit
375.23

7. sawman911
357.83

8. grumpypapa
348.8

9. Tom
336.4

10. dizzneyfan
303.27

 

SEE THE TOP 100

14 more days and I shall be entering in wait times for the first time( I was slow and shy to post). Well actually it will be 15 days. The first  day we check in and go to Trader Sam's. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  88.0 #3926 7:14AM
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  8515.8 #11 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  3132.0 #49 10:28PM
I figure it is the least my wife and i can do, plus it is great exercise! I keep saying, one of these days we will go to one of the meet-ups. We generally only go on Saturday and sometimes Sunday as well. That darn thing called 'work' just gets in the way!  - oiler2112  1054.0 #195 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  271.1 #1234 6:54PM
Next August I will be posting wait times I know it will help pass the time in line but with 15 to 20 of us should go pretty well thanks to you and all the people here on MW - mjpdisney67  62.0 #4566 10:10AM
I can't wait to enter wait times for the first time in a couple weeks!  - miadawn128  164.0 #2598 7:00PM
It's so much fun! @@miadawn128 πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  738.8 #292 9:14PM
Hey! I'm in the top 10 for once haha! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ» - DisneyDiane316  908.4 #222 9:37AM
Nice job DisneyDiane316 - miadawn128  164.0 #2598 7:04AM


 
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Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  2284.8 #75 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  227.0 #1724 7:31PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  243.3 #1516 12:45PM
I'm reading Season One now. Picked it and the first two Voyagers up at the 4th of July Sale. I am loving the intrigue and history woven together! - Ilovegoofy  131.2 #3127 8:42AM

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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  8339.4 #12 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7852 10:32PM
- sunvalgifts  171.7 #2469 7:40AM
Thank you! Can't wait to read itπŸ€“ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #13782 10:22PM

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1. BaseballMickey
8087.59

2. Stitch_Legacy
5143.16

3. RickChavez
3672.13

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4840.62

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8
4485.49

7. DLKenCA
3015.96

8. IDVandalSkipperCM
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9. Dave
13832.5

10. LilSterner
5828.36



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#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4671.6 #32 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  12071.5 #8 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4671.6 #32 10:56PM

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