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REUNION RAFFLE POST: One of the most popular events at the Reunion each year. UPDATE! An iPad 3 64gb has been added to the Raffle thanks to UTDISNEYFAMILY, $25 Disney gift card by Disneygal, 2 $25 Starbucks cards w special Disney store mugs from Hawaii via msdizmaui, along with other great items from CantWait, Sharkgrrrl19, LuvsTigger, Belleisima, Fab5, snowwanab, Royanna, StarWarsLove, SleepyTortuga, and Kylashea -- FULL UPDATED LIST BELOW. The overwhelming generosity of MouseWaiters is on full display as we get donations from all over the country (and sometimes Internationally). People will purchase Raffle tickets at the Main Event and get the chance to win great prizes. It's always touching to see the level of generosity that exists in our community. Proceeds of the Raffle benefit MouseWait 100% and will be used to cover monthly expenses and improvements to the app.
Here's how it works, go here and fill out the form by May 17. You can mail your item or drop it off at the Hojo Anaheim at 1380 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802. Please label your package MouseWaitRaffle, and include your information with the package. May 17 is the deadline to turn in your items. SPECIAL THANKS to our Platinum Sponsor, the Hojo Anaheim, for helping us out with the Raffle this year!
People who donate to the Raffle will be featured in our Reunion post in the Lounge, and our Reunion 2013 recap page. You will get a special limited edition virtual pin, and recognition for yourself (or your company) at the event -- or you can remain anonymous. Thank you again for your support! Your donation will helpMouseWait, and it will also bless the person who wins it.
Thank you to the 2013 Raffle team for making this possible: Lilsterner, Sonja, Bullseye, Secretagentangel, MyPark, MEHlanie_Mouse, and Armenda. Also, thank you to the teams in the past who've made our annual Raffle legendary: DesperateMouseWife (1st Reunion), Dahulagirl (2nd Reunion) and MrsBlue (3rd Reunion).
RAFFLE LIST: Prices listed are estimated retail value
CantWait: In Park Entertainment DVD $30 Sharkgrrl19: Hand made beaded jewelry $60 LuvsTigger: Necklace and Disney pins $30 BELLEisima: Little Mermaid Fleece blanket $40 Fab5: Two sets of hair bows $40 snowwanab: Mickey Avon watch, earrings, tote bag, Snow White Doll $75 KylaShea: 2x2 foot photo canvas $60 UTDISNEYFAMILY: iPad 3 64GB $600 SleepyTortuga: Backpack, bows, keychains, stickers $50 msdizmaui: $25 Starbucks gift card with Disney Store Cheshire Cat Travel Mug, $25 Starbucks card with Disney Store Mickey and Pluto Coffee mug, also something from Hawaii $70 Disneygal: $25 Disney gift card friendlymouse: Original Little Mermaid Movie Poster Double Sided and Numbered. $500 simba77: Set of 4 Lilo and Stitch Lithographs $35 Dumbbunny: Mickey Mouse watch $20 GrumpyPirateDad: Pins. Various new limited edition pins 2 "surprise" pins LE750 red shield design one features Hook the other Mickey $13.95/ea. 2 "Window to the Magic" LE1000 one is Peter Pan and the other Pinocchio $13.95/ea 2 "Ticket to Tour" LE3000 one Donald and one Stitch $11.95/ea 1 LE1000 Barber shop 2013 Dapper Goofy and Mickey $11.95 1 Walt Disney Day 2012 LE2000 $11.95 and then if you are still with me after all that there are 10 (Complete set) Limited Release purchase with purchase Mystery ticket pins. these pins required a purchase of $30 or more before tax and After AP discount in order to purchase for $2.95. So do we value these at $2.95 or $32.95 This I do not know and is why I included prices for all the rest so whomever gets this note may like magic be in charge of deciding the value....voila :-) oh and a lanyard that came with a purchase with purchase starter set for $18.95 minus the pins half over again to $0 sbsnowwhite: Baby Boy basket: fleece blanket, hooded towels, frame, socks, pacifiers, assorted clothes from 3-6 months to 6-9 months $100 Miss-E-Mouse: 1 custom 12in x 16in Disney painting of winners choice. $90 Sonja and Bullseye: Club 33 Pin, Disney Princess On Staircase Snow Globe $130 wg4ever: Two Shirts and a Hat from the Walt Disney Family Museum, also a magnet and keychain from the museum, as well. $75 LaPearleNoir $25 Disney Gift Card JR: Gift bag filled a little things from New Zealand. NZ music CD, chocolate and stationery. $50 Piratelife4me: Princess package- Rhinestone tiara, earrings, glitter spray, nail polish, lip gloss, professional shampoo/conditioner, bubble bath, chocolate and a few other princess goodies! $150 theCupcakeLola: Handmade Coffee/Tea Cozies - 2 classic Mickey-Minnie reversible, Star Wars, Perry Agent P, Cars - Mater, McQueen islandRmand: (5) MouseWait T-Shirts. (1) each size:S, M, L, XL & 2XL. 100% Preshrunk Cotton white t-shirts with a custom Black & Red vinyl heat transfer MouseWait design. Mrs.mouse: Minnie Mouse nail polish set $20 MarshaMouse: Gift card $40 and colorful Mickey picture frame $50 MaidMiriam: BRAVE Vinylmation HarvesterProducts: Custom Crocheted Monsters, Inc. Mike Wazowski Hat $40 LilSterner NewTrent iGeek External Battery and NewTrent car charger Timewithoutthee We will be donating a set of 3 star wars one line art pieces as well as 3 single pieces including ironman, thor and captain america. Suuzinoc 2 vinyls and a wallet with vinyls design. sallyg Alice in Wonderland porcelain teapot Pikarich One peter pan diamond edition blue ray /dvd $29.99 stitchohana one new set of car attraction poster set $22.95 IHEARTSIMBA50 A Disney Princess backpack, assorted Minnie Mouse stationary items, a Princess cup, a Minnie Mouse bar of soap, and a copy of Monsters, Inc Deluxe DVD Aussiekate Disney Australian stamps, Boomerang,Vegemite, Caramello koalas and cadburys furry friends chocolates. $50 SPandEvLover Beautifully Disney Midnight Hour eyeshadow palette $27.95 Nicealex77 Oz gift basket goofymom2boys Disneyland 50th Anniversary mini litho sets (2 sets of 3 lithos) Two additional mini litho prints (3) Disney Dollars (Heros & Villians - Peter Pan, Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty) Piece of Disneyland History LE Pin - Indiana Jones Frankenweenie Movie Poster (Large size, double sided) Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides mini movie poster (double sided) wickedlyraven. The art of Oz: The great and powerful book. $40 HarvesterProducts Custom Crocheted MouseWait Logo Hat $40 BluRayn Custom Wooden iPad/book holder, two custom Disney yard decorations and framed artwork of Walt quotes MissAmericaSings Disney gift card $25 Darlingwendi Disney store 25th anniversary ears+ $25 Disney gift card 5 boxes of Girl Scout cookies + Mickey Mouse coasters $65+ Mickey Mouse Serving bowl filled with homemade Matterhorn Macaroons Boundin 1 XL Ladies Eeyore T shirt 1 XL Ladies Winnie the Pooh T shirt $39 Madame Leota 1 tin Toy Story lunch box 1 tin Jack Skellington lunch box 1 tin Carsland lunch box 1 tin Carsland money bank princessduckie Bag of Toys - (1) Mickey Tote Bag (2.99), (2) Cars 2 Action Blaster Packs (12.99 ea), (1) Cars Activity Set (9.99), (3) MagicClip Princesses with Accessories (6.99 ea), (3) FP Wheelies - Princesses (5.99 ea). (Princess items have one each of Cinderella, Ariel, and Rapunzel) Sbsnowwhite Baby Girl basket: fleece blanket, hooded towels, frame, socks, bottles, assorted clothes from newborn to 6-9 months $100 Willierose Walt Disney Studios bag of goodies (Mickey Thru the Years Vinyl Set and pins), plus a Luigi beach ball $60 secretagentangel coffee basket. 2 disney travel mugs, two disney regular mugs, 48 starbucks instant coffees, maybe some chocolates too. Pinkmonkeys 1-Priate & Princess basket. Belle crown& jewelry set, Sleeping Beauty wand, Disney princess nail polish & lip gloss set. Pirates of the Carribean heros set & half skeleton Jack Sparrow figurine. 2- not quite ""the Cove"" Basket. Martini set, San Diego shot glass, 1 bottle of Grey Goose with shaker, 2 bottles of ready to drink Margaritaville Margaritas, 1 bottle of Captain Morgan, 1box peppermint Sees chocolates, 1family size Carmel corn from Disneyland. 3- Nook by Barnes and Noble" Madhatter3 Pixar character encyclopedia and set of brave books $25 LuvsMimisHouse Boy/girl gift basket which includes Disney Classic Library books & other items. $25 LuvsTigger Monsters Inc Cup, Mickey and Minnie Mouse cup, Woody Figurine, Buzz Lightyear Figurine, Tigger Figurine, Winnie the Pooh Coloring Book, Disney Heroes Coloring Book, 24 pack Disney Fairies Crayons, 6 pack Double-sided Minnie Mouse Crayons, Minnie Mouse Coloring Set with Mini Activity Roll (5 feet), Winnie the Pooh 24 Piece Puzzle, Jake and the Never Land Pirates 24 Piece Tower Puzzle, Handmade Key FOB.
Raffle tickets will be $1 each, 12 for $10, or 25 for $20 - please remember to bring cash for the tickets since we cannot accept credit cards at the event.
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Deadliest Cast Member Season One & Two + VOYAGEERS Multiplaner & Great Storyteller are both available to read on Kindle Unlimited! You can sign up for a free 30 day trial of Kindle Unlimited and read all four books at no charge! Go here to access the books on Amazon. Thanks for your support!
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 April 2016 Spring Break traffic continues to make the Parks busy, however, we've made it past the heaviest part of Spring Break. Expect strong crowd levels through April 11th, and then things should slow down a bit. Look for crowds to pick up again at the end of the month and through May. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), through April 11, 2015, crowds averaged in the low 80s (approx 80% capacity), then the Crowd Index dipped into the 60s, until later in the month when the Crowd Index rose to the 70s. Remember, we've seen larger crowds ever since the 60th Celebration began, so keep that in mind when looking at historical Crowd Index data. 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 Apr 4, 2016 3:24PM
Easily manage the social side of MouseWait for Disneyland and Disney World with our new mousetopia app for iOS. Post to the DL or WDW side, use your Stickers, and utilize our new MouseWait Messenger. Optimized for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6! See what's new here.
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!
Jungle Cruise REOPENS MAY 6
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad REOPENS APRIL 15
Monorail REOPENS MAY 20
Matterhorn Bobsleds closed from April 18-22 and April 25-29
River Belle Terrace transforms into a table service restaurant Feb 10
Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue CLOSED permanently
Fantasmic! Jan 10-TBA
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-TBA
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-TBA
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-TBA
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes Jan 10-TBA
Tom Sawyer Island Jan 10-TBA
DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:
Silly Symphony Swings closed -- TBA
Grizzly River Run closed April 18 -- TBA
Disney's Aladdin is permanenly closed--Frozen will take its place
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.
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