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Apr 9, 2013 6:31 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, April 9th, 1961. At Disneyland, Walt Disney himself dedicates the Snow White Wishing Well & Grotto - adjacent to Sleeping Beauty Castle. According to legend, crates from Italy containing the marble statues arrived anonymously one day at the Disney Studios. Walt selected Imagineer John Hench to come up w/ a solution on how to display the statues in Disneyland. The anonymous sculptor had based the look &proportions of the statues on a set of licensed Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs soaps. All of the figures in the soap set were roughly the same size meaning that Snow White was as tall (or as short!) as the Dwarfs. John Hench’s solution to this scale problem was the use of forced perspective. Placing Snow White @ the top, the dwarves in a vertical arrangement, & having an under-scaled deer sculpted to stand next to Snow White. In addition, the waterfall begins @ Snow White’s feet & grows wider as it falls, enhancing the illusion of height. The statues of the Seven Dwarfs were placed closer to the wide bottom of the waterfall reinforcing the illusion that the Dwarfs were smaller than Snow White. John Hench designed the Snow White Grotto Wishing Well after the well in the film where Snow White sings the song “I’m Wishing” & first encounters the prince. Walt decided that the money collected from the well would be donated to Variety Clubs International, “who will use the money for their charitable work among the needy.” Do you love this attraction? Why is it special for YOU?

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That's where I wished for a baby on a Friday afternoon in September and on the fallowing Monday I got a call from an adoption worker. I was matched with my son - lilo84  377.0 #628 5:50PM
Yay!!! Vic is a wonderful wish come true - MarshaMouse  5036.3 #27 6:08PM
He sure is. Disney and all its magic has been there for me through my adoption journey therefor the parks are very special to us :) - lilo84  377.0 #628 10:11PM
My favorite wishing well story. Miss ya! - PrincessDuckie  921.9 #205 10:22PM
That's beautiful Eli! Vic was meet for you and you and Marcus were meant for him! - MagicalLand  414.2 #560 10:25PM
This is where my husband proposed to me! Love it thanks for the great info! - kcloveswalt  142.9 #2907 9:25AM
That just made me smile! What a smart guy :) -jan - rustysurfer  3.1 #37765 9:50AM
Good morning. Very interesting info. Thx - dimplesdanie  1236.9 #147 6:36AM
Good morning Sis! Hope you have a great day and thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:54AM
Thank you for sharing all of this wonderful information. - LaPearleNoir  2355.4 #71 6:37AM
I love the story of Snow Whites wishing well. I first heard about it on the "Walk in Walts footsteps" tour. These kind of fun facts make Disneyland so charming. Thank you for sharing!! - YourGhostHostess  207.5 #1965 6:43AM
Oh! I'd just love to go on that tour someday! I agree! So many magical stories! Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 9:57AM
That is a great story. It is a fun solution to the size problem. I have always made stop at wishing well on our last day of a visit to wish that we will return soon. Thanks for the history - Tealtownfan  1152.2 #164 7:08AM
I like that tradition Teal! I may have to start that one myself! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 9:58AM
They did a good job. I never noticed she was the same size - phillip...  1368.9 #137 7:14AM
He sure did! :) - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 10:12AM
I love this area! I love when princesses come over here to meet everyone. It's a perfect place for princesses, sweethearts, quiet time, romance, and Disney magic. (Also a great picture spot!). This is a hidden treasure in the park. I love learning more about it! Thank you for another great Disney History, SMK! You're awesome!! - MickeyFan  1205.7 #153 7:24AM
💏 Very romantic indeed! Thank you MyPark! So glad you enjoy these! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 10:13AM
Having only heard part of the story and thinking the sculptor was hired to do the pieces, I wondered why, if it wasn't deliberate like so many other forced perspective projects, they didn't just sculpt another. I enjoy viewing the details of these sculptures and noticed recently these are the poses and expressions I most recognize the dwarfs in on pins and tshirts and stuff. Thank you Duchess for sharing the full story and the history. - GrumpyPirateDad  1951.3 #94 7:30AM
Something tells me Italian marble ain't cheap. 😂 I've never thought to look at the dwarves faces and think of merchandise. Lol looking forward to taking a closer look next time! Thank YOU as aways sir for taking the time to read and comment! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 10:00PM
Great post - polo33  80.3 #4036 7:35AM
Wow, that's interesting. Thanks for all your wonderful posts. - sallyg  271.4 #1197 8:02AM
Wow great information! Thanks for posting this😃 - LuvsMimisHouse  515.8 #435 8:42AM
Great information! - ReturnOfTheMickey  7.4 #14069 8:47AM
My favorite part of the park. It's often quite and you are alongside the castle. It's just a great spot fir a picture or to take a break - polo33  80.3 #4036 8:49AM
Agreed! Also It's filled with magic and wishes that have come true. 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 10:02PM
I love all of your fun history lessons! - preggoprincess  238.3 #1547 9:50AM
This is one of my favorite places in the parks! I absolutely love it!!! In my dreams...I get proposed to here LOL - MozPrincess  582.4 #368 10:14AM
😍😍😍😍 awww nice to see you Moz. Missed you around these here parts! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 10:02PM
I love this area...when I'm the only one there! It can be so quiet and personal. Our tradition is to throw a penny in the well and make a wish every visit. But...it has to done a certain way! The penny has to be your birth year (or a year that's important!), turn your back to the well and with your right hand, throw the penny over your left shoulder. If it goes straight into the water without hitting the grates, your wish will come true! 💫 - Gia  802.0 #241 10:46AM
Love - PrincessDuckie  921.9 #205 11:02AM
Such a fun tradition! Love love love your stories! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 10:03PM
Such a beautiful spot! - EmEJohnson  176.7 #2355 10:52AM
Great info for a beautiful spot, thanks!! - adisneyfamily  1004.0 #195 11:03AM
That's so awesome to know! My daughter and I always sing when we are at the wishing well - minnieismyhomegirl  167.7 #2505 11:23AM
How cute! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 10:06PM
One of my favorite places in the parks!! - RandyNewman  402.2 #581 11:53AM
This is one of my fave spots in DL! - ekwhite  473.0 #478 12:05PM
I love the well and the whole grotto actually.....if I could pick I'd like to meet my own prince by that wishing well some day - lorelaismom  15.3 #8837 12:25PM
Wishes DO come true! Awe! Hope that one comes true for YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 10:07PM
Every time we visit we stop and relax here. It's my aunts favorite spot and I always send her a pic. - Autty40  4.6 #20969 12:40PM
wishing well!! - Stitch_Legacy  5143.2 #26 1:15PM
Love this whole area! - madsdad  1868.2 #98 1:20PM
This is such a wonderful area of the park, it is so beautiful and usually very quiet and peaceful too!! Thanks for all the great info! 💗 - MinnieMousewife  916.7 #210 1:41PM
You changed your profile pic! So cute! Thank you, and I totally agree! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 10:04PM
John Hench created a very good wishing well! Thanks!! - Goofy24  174.0 #2397 3:28PM
Very nice. Thank you. - MeridaFan  4244.2 #37 4:37PM
I like stopping by and looking in the well. Knowing the money goes to a great cause. Can be a peaceful place to visit and sometimes find a surprise character. - jacdanfan  12152.8 #6 6:37PM
Thanks for the great info. Previously I had heard part of the story but you added more depth. - SingADisneySong  3.6 #28862 10:13PM
My husband proposed to me here in 2006. We always throw coins in the well, & on that night, instead of taking a coin out if his pocket, he took out the ring! It will ALWAYS be a special spot for us. 😍😍😍 - Tigerlilly82  11.2 #10678 10:46PM

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Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  350.7 #702 8:33AM
Any idea when Autotopia will re-open?  - CentralCoastAuntVon  107.5 #3543 9:51PM
hopefully never - Dave   13820.4 #4 9:27PM
Bully - secretagentangel  6921.2 #17 1:57PM
My Kids enjoy Autopia - E-Ticket  1476.9 #120 8:29PM
Haha we do enjoy Autopia also!! My niece is very concerned about all the construction going on but knows it will be much better!  - CentralCoastAuntVon  107.5 #3543 1:17PM
Dave be nice!!! My sister is mentally handicapped and only loves autotopia and teacups... But the fumes make her faint. lol! Dave I hear you!  - verofern  138.6 #2979 1:56AM
Will Indiana jones reopen on the 3 or will it reopen on the 4 - Disneylandgirl1955  45.3 #5130 5:52AM
It was open today - AngieC  238.3 #1548 10:58PM


 
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I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  19543.8 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2355.4 #71 1:11PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  875.6 #219 9:59AM
Yippeeeee!!!! I made the list!!!  - dizzneyfan  711.9 #289 7:17AM
Wow, top of the list:-) - beentoallbut1  939.5 #0 5:40AM

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Hey I'm finally on this list 😄👍🎉 - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.7 #35 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  4907.1 #28 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1231.4 #148 3:48PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2104 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1332.9 #139 5:56AM
Thank you to all who post from the park!! Love seeing the park when I cannot be there. - snowgrey  8.0 #13362 2:49PM
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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  2766.6 #54 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  318.5 #845 6:28PM
Oh 😂😂 just realized that post was 2+ years old😂😂 well people are still taking turns very slowly. Maybe it's the app, not the players.  - DisneyMom13  318.5 #845 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2849.6 #51 6:30PM
Still waiting. 😂😂😂 - MeridaFan  4244.2 #37 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #68698 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  433.2 #531 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  1603.1 #113 2:20PM

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Just installed the MW app on my new phone yesterday. This will be very helpful for me since I am used to the android version. Thank you. - teapotsandteacups  685.1 #307 11:41PM

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 month of June 2016
Last month (May) seemed to be quieter than last year, probably because the 60th Celebration began last May, making last summer a lot busier. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), crowds averaged in the mid 80s (approx 85% capacity) for the first two weeks of June, then it quieted down in the last two weeks of the month. We are estimating smaller crowds than last summer because the 60th Celebration is over a year old, and there are still a lot of attractions being refurbished. To get a real-time look at crowd levels, check the MouseWait App for Crowd Index averages and wait times. Have a great week! - Admin Jun 3, 2016 12:07PM



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  643.2 #331 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.6 #7488 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  442.1 #519 7:32AM
I love these posts!  I do have a question/request/suggestion...is there a way to only show the 3-4 most recent posts?  It's a lot to scroll through. @@Admin - TiggersAndTinks  176.9 #2350 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  288.1 #1031 5:04PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.6 #75942 12:12PM
Have Saturdays been less busy then Tuesdays or Wednesdays recently? - TiDoubleGuhErr  0.3 #88586 12:07AM

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Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  59.4 #4577 9:01AM
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 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #588 7:05PM
I know it's awesome to know your not alone as a Disneyland freak  - mjpdisney67  42.2 #5271 7:26AM
Lol, its so true. Was so fortunate  to marry a guy that is a "freak" like me. - DSFamLee  77.1 #4106 3:03PM
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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
16.52

2. Goofytom
8.83

3. teapotsandteacups
2.72

4. sheridanrabbit
1.86

5. DisneyMom13
1.64

6. Dolewhipped
1.28

7. DonaldRox
1.19

8. mamabeam
0.85

9. Boundin
0.66

10. Moog
0.34

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  😁 - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  304.7 #927 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  96.8 #3720 11:33AM
👋❤️ - Tom  12678.2 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2786.3 #52 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  96.8 #3720 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2786.3 #52 9:42AM
Any tips on how to keep a game going?  Seems like the past few times I've played Random the other person stops playing and I can't finish the game.  :( - azbellatink  246.3 #1449 12:47AM
Invite  people  to play in the to 10 for the week. We don't  all play everyday but you'll  get your game finished.  - richiii3  1603.1 #113 10:45PM
Yay I made the list!!!!!!  - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  153.1 #2728 7:02PM
 YOU!!! Having fun playing!! - DisneyMom13  318.5 #845 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoallbut1  939.5 #0 2:19AM

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I have the countdown and I love it! - tree320  0.6 #0 9:26AM
Just got it! - Dizkid  496.7 #455 12:29PM
I need to get this  - MisSingAlong  99.5 #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 #127782 10:15AM
That just means it's time to start planning! 😀 - AngiMouse  116.6 #3368 1:02PM
Ours is blank too with no plans anytime soon. That's why I come to ☺️☺️☺️ - DisneyMom13  318.5 #845 7:30PM
Me too 😀 - AngiMouse  116.6 #3368 8:53AM


 
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Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  1823.9 #99 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  224.9 #1719 7:31PM
@Admin  HOPE you are working on #3!  - Dianat710  64.1 #4431 5:41PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  242.0 #1507 12:45PM

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