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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 #636 5:50PM
Yay!!! Vic is a wonderful wish come true - MarshaMouse  5036.3 #28 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 #636 10:11PM
My favorite wishing well story. Miss ya! - PrincessDuckie  930.5 #210 10:22PM
That's beautiful Eli! Vic was meet for you and you and Marcus were meant for him! - MagicalLand  414.2 #564 10:25PM
This is where my husband proposed to me! Love it thanks for the great info! - kcloveswalt  142.9 #2917 9:25AM
That just made me smile! What a smart guy :) -jan - rustysurfer  3.1 #37921 9:50AM
Good morning. Very interesting info. Thx - dimplesdanie  1236.9 #150 6:36AM
Good morning Sis! Hope you have a great day and thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 6:54AM
Thank you for sharing all of this wonderful information. - LaPearleNoir  2355.9 #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 #1976 6:43AM
Oh! I'd just love to go on that tour someday! I agree! So many magical stories! Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #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 #166 7:08AM
I like that tradition Teal! I may have to start that one myself! - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 9:58AM
They did a good job. I never noticed she was the same size - phillip...  1372.0 #139 7:14AM
He sure did! :) - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #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 #157 7:24AM
💏 Very romantic indeed! Thank you MyPark! So glad you enjoy these! - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #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  6549.5 #19 10:00PM
Great post - polo33  80.3 #4049 7:35AM
Wow, that's interesting. Thanks for all your wonderful posts. - sallyg  271.6 #1210 8:02AM
Wow great information! Thanks for posting this😃 - LuvsMimisHouse  515.8 #438 8:42AM
Great information! - ReturnOfTheMickey  7.4 #14162 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 #4049 8:49AM
Agreed! Also It's filled with magic and wishes that have come true. 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 10:02PM
I love all of your fun history lessons! - preggoprincess  238.3 #1559 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 #373 10:14AM
😍😍😍😍 awww nice to see you Moz. Missed you around these here parts! - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #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 #247 10:46AM
Love - PrincessDuckie  930.5 #210 11:02AM
Such a fun tradition! Love love love your stories! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 10:03PM
Such a beautiful spot! - EmEJohnson  176.7 #2368 10:52AM
Great info for a beautiful spot, thanks!! - adisneyfamily  1004.0 #198 11:03AM
That's so awesome to know! My daughter and I always sing when we are at the wishing well - minnieismyhomegirl  167.7 #2514 11:23AM
How cute! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 10:06PM
One of my favorite places in the parks!! - RandyNewman  402.2 #585 11:53AM
This is one of my fave spots in DL! - ekwhite  473.0 #483 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 #8903 12:25PM
Wishes DO come true! Awe! Hope that one comes true for YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #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 #21115 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  917.0 #213 1:41PM
You changed your profile pic! So cute! Thank you, and I totally agree! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 10:04PM
John Hench created a very good wishing well! Thanks!! - Goofy24  174.0 #2410 3:28PM
Very nice. Thank you. - MeridaFan  4244.2 #38 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  12372.6 #6 6:37PM
Thanks for the great info. Previously I had heard part of the story but you added more depth. - SingADisneySong  3.6 #29009 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 #10755 10:46PM

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See what Kate can do for you, and experience Disneyland like a VIP! Get your own Virtual Plaid in the App Store today, it's FREE! http://apple.co/1WL7y9I

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- CT4625  75.0 #4157 8:30PM
That's so !    - MissAmericaSings  439.9 #527 9:37PM
Now that looks like a good service. - MoChuck  159.5 #2640 11:24AM

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  5099.9 #27 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  12372.6 #6 6:08AM
  - JediKitty  1204.1 #158 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  331.7 #777 1:34AM

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  65.8 #4406 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  331.7 #777 10:32AM
 to  - DisneyHeidi09  231.4 #1656 5:18PM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #592 7:05PM
- maleficentmama  3.4 #31493 11:39AM
Welcome - DDTINK57  377.2 #634 11:29AM

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  301.3 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM
Love this tool - Chumash28  1423.3 #130 5:02PM

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

1. uscdisneyteacher
6920

2. CobbPR
6911

3. Winnie111286
6842

4. misschurro
6250

5. Dave
6164

6. BaseballMickey
6028

7. pikarich
5729

8. Plumiegirl
5584

9. Duchess_SMK
5512

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4643.4 #31 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  503.5 #453 8:06PM
This is so true, it never changes, what's up with that lol - itsmyglassslipper  423.8 #549 12:28PM
I know and I'm still on it😂😂😂 - Plumiegirl  10358.0 #9 5:56PM

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
117300

2. teapotsandteacups
110000

3. jacdanfan
105000

4. leopardditz2000
89000

5. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
85000

6. Melody_CM
65000

7. DisneyGrandma
65000

8. debbiev
61750

9. DarthFairy
58950

10. MinnieMyLove
46500

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  1218.3 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  150.0 #2793 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  503.5 #453 7:43PM
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  503.5 #453 7:43PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  170.5 #2472 12:21PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
23431.6

2. Melody_CM
21425.5

3. Winnie111286
20016

4. Dave
13820.4

5. Tom
13090

6. jacdanfan
12372.6

7. goofygal
11972.1

8. ShariRenee
10697.7

9. Plumiegirl
10358

10. uscdisneyteacher
8658.84


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  7431.7 #13 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.4 #74 8:50AM
 Those are some   numbers.  - Ilovegoofy  122.9 #3245 4:22PM
 On reaching 20000 @Winnie111286 - beentoall  1218.3 #0 8:14PM
Thank you. - Winnie111286  20016.0 #3 10:10PM

Get a quick overview of the new features in MouseWait 9 for iOS, our biggest update since 2009! Get the free version here, or upgrade to Platinum here

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  940.9 #209 11:41PM

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  500.6 #457 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 #127981 10:15AM
That just means it's time to start planning! 😀 - AngiMouse  130.0 #3130 1:02PM
Ours is blank too with no plans anytime soon. That's why I come to ☺️☺️☺️ - DisneyMom13  331.7 #777 7:30PM
Me too 😀 - AngiMouse  130.0 #3130 8:53AM

Invest in Disney Fine Art with our new Platinum Partner, Magical Memories. Watch for MouseWait art exclusives in the Lounge and use this code: MW10 for 10% off! When you support Magical Memories, you also support the continued development and maintenance of MouseWait. Earn 1000 Credits for each purchase--just send your receipt to [email protected]-- thank you for your support!

- LaPearleNoir  2355.9 #71 7:22PM
- teapotsandteacups  940.9 #209 3:50PM
So where is this? Is it the mainst gallery? - Plumiegirl  10358.0 #9 11:11PM
- sunvalgifts  170.5 #2472 3:10PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

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:

Silly Symphony Swings closed -- TBA



 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7591 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  357.5 #686 8:33AM
Any idea when Autotopia will re-open?  - CentralCoastAuntVon  114.9 #3416 9:51PM
hopefully never - Dave   13820.4 #4 9:27PM
Bully - secretagentangel  7431.7 #13 1:57PM
My Kids enjoy Autopia - E-Ticket  1477.8 #123 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  114.9 #3416 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 #2989 1:56AM
Will Indiana jones reopen on the 3 or will it reopen on the 4 - Disneylandgirl1955  45.3 #5156 5:52AM
It was open today - AngieC  238.3 #1560 10:58PM

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
14.38

2. Goofytom
7.19

3. teapotsandteacups
2.76

4. DisneyMom13
2.15

5. sheridanrabbit
1.66

6. Dolewhipped
1.64

7. mamabeam
1.02

8. DonaldRox
0.8

9. Boundin
0.52

10. Moog
0.19

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  😁 - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  313.3 #883 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  97.0 #3724 11:33AM
👋❤️ - Tom  13090.0 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2803.9 #53 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  97.0 #3724 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2803.9 #53 9:42AM
I haven't been in  Trivilator for months.  Miss being on this list.  Maybe I should find the time to get back to it:-)  - beentoall  1218.3 #0 11:15PM
Come join in - Goofytom  2874.2 #51 12:29PM
Let's start some games - DisneyMakesMeSmile  1129.3 #172 10:43PM
I lost track :( but all my games r still in progress - otilegna  2803.9 #53 8:48PM

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  1152.2 #166 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!👍👍✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  2071.8 #84 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  433.2 #536 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. 😉 - varela2892  69.4 #4305 2:38PM

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  2874.2 #51 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  331.7 #777 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  331.7 #777 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2993.1 #49 6:30PM
Still waiting. 😂😂😂 - MeridaFan  4244.2 #38 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #68943 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  433.2 #536 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  1603.4 #114 2:20PM

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