Duchess_SMK    
 6162.6 #16 (DL Qual #5

May 5, 2013 7:19 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 5-5-13
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 5th, 2004. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has its official grand opening at DCA. While similar in concept & theme to the original attraction in Florida, this version has been redesigned in order to conserve space & money. The attraction features three elevator shafts. Each shaft, in theory, is its own separate ride w/ its own separate operating system. Doing this made it easier to repair individual areas of the attraction w/out causing the entire attraction to "go down" (pun intended). Each shaft has 2 vehicles & 2 loading levels. It is designed so that the lower vehicle can be in profile while the upper vehicle is loading, making the attraction much more efficient. The ride is about 2 minutes & 28 seconds long. When all the elevators are in use 1,543 people per hour can ride. Since each vehicle loads & unloads from the same point, it also saves space. Since this system works so much more efficiently, it is the system used in both the Paris & Tokyo versions of the attraction. To watch a short clip of the opening day ceremony: http://is.gd/r2jMX8 Have you tried any of the other versions? Perhaps in WDW? Which version do you prefer & why?

Tagged in: Disney History  
😱😱 I have yet to ride this attraction. Very interesting about the operation and how this attraction is so efficient!! Thank you SMK! I always learn new and cool things from your Disney History!! You're awesome!! You still haven't gotten me on TOTπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - IMissDisney  1205.7 #136 7:43AM
MyPark let's all go together at the reunion! We can do a ride takeover!πŸ˜ƒyou will looove it, and we could all support you! - piratelife4me  1008.1 #175 7:46AM
This ride is very intimidating and not for everyone.I prefer to not force anyone who does not want to or ready to ride this ride although my mini who turned five today has gone on it since he's 42" loves it => - pikarich  4435.3 #26 9:04AM
I would be honored if you would join me on this attraction someday sir! No pressure, but someday! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 9:12AM
Mypark still hasn't gotten on MonsterInc ride either!!! => - pikarich  4435.3 #26 9:17AM
Actually pikarich he has! ☺;) - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:23PM
I'm very sorry MyPark and pikarich, I certainly didn't mean what I said to sound like I was trying to force anyone, it was only to show support if you wanted to ride. - piratelife4me  1008.1 #175 7:35PM
Did you know that the actual Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Anaheim? Also, because of its height, it would have required a light on top for the pilots flying over if the height went over 200 feet. So, Disney made it 199 feet tall, thus not requiring a red light and to keep the tower in "show". - BaseballMickey_CM  7186.7 #8 9:21AM
Thanks so much for adding that info! I had heard that but I had forgotten! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:27PM
I like the WDW better. You take a short ride Dow a track with Twilight Zone type effects before you come to a stop and then go through the rest of the story. It makes the ride a teeny bit longer and adds another neat element to it. Either way, they are both awesome! - chelebee  304.8 #834 7:56AM
I agree with you - DebbyMouse7531  507.3 #16 8:04AM
Hear it's very impressive, but I habent had the pleasure of enjoying it myself. ::sigh:: someday! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:24PM
I hate to admit it, but the WDW one is better. My first time ever riding ToT was there and I loved how you actually moved through the ride to hear the story. It made the drops really sneak up on you. I remember I was 10 (1997 ish) and it scared the living crap outta me. As soon as we got off we ran around and got in line again! It was really rainy the day we were there and so we rode it 4 times in a row with no line! I will always compare my ToT experience to the greatness of that day. I was so excited to hear it was coming to DL. I still love the ride, I look forward to it most when entering DCA. But nothing compares to WDW on this one! Thanks for sharing the info Duchess I enjoyed this blast from the past! - evilqueensmistress  285.1 #961 8:26AM
Thank YOU for sharing all that with us! 4xs! RAD! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:26PM
Great info! I have not had the opportunity to ride this anywhere else except at DCA, but those are the best 2 minutes & 28 seconds of terror and giggles all at the same time :) - DisLUVney  607.8 #313 7:39AM
😊 I feel the same way! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:27PM
Awesome backstory! I love the more efficient redesign! - GibsonGirl87  367.1 #584 7:40AM
Imagineers =genius! πŸ‘πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:29PM
Thanks hon! Very interesting. I've only been on two, DCA and WDW, both are great! I loved the idea of this attraction, and still think it is so fun. It's a must for my family every time!πŸ˜ƒ(thanks for the post and enjoy your sabbath!) - piratelife4me  1008.1 #175 7:43AM
Well hello sweetheart! Thank you so much! Wish my minis were brave enough to enjoy it. But I'm ok with them staying little forever. Lol - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:31PM
The version in WDW is odd! I fell in love with DL's version, and then when I rode it in Florida, my family and I just kept looking at each other saying "Whaaa?". Once you board the elevator and the doors close, the elevator detaches and moves along a track taking you through the basement/boiler room...then reattaches to the elevator shaft and the ride begins. - London-In-Wonderland  451.0 #456 7:44AM
Thanks for sharing that info!! I could imagine that whole thing in my head! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:32PM
I agree. I like the dca version better, I feel like it has a more cohesive theming, more retro, less weird. - bluefairy  643.3 #293 9:04PM
I love your posts! This one is so fun! The first time we rode this in 2004, it scared the living pee-wad-ins outta me and my then bf now husband. Serious heart checker!! I love the ride! He of course hates it! - PixiePirateMaid  332.0 #689 7:44AM
youre so sweet! Thank you! "Pee-wad-ins" that made me giggle! Does he still go on it with you?! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:34PM
9 years of not riding it! Here's to 9 more ;0) - tuesday737  1254.8 #126 7:58AM
Teehee! It's not for everyone! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:34PM
no. just no ;) - OhanaPhoto  3809.2 #34 8:06AM
lol cmon its a fun ride:) - Hendizl  2760.5 #43 8:11AM
::makes chicken noises:: πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:34PM
I have been on the DCA and WDW versions. I felt that the WDW version was weird since you do move on a track and the view you see is of the building rockin roller coaster is in. DCA's version has a better view of the parks making you realize you really are up high. - McQueenGal  268.6 #1124 8:06AM
I think it's neat you were able to experience both! Thanks for sharing with us! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:35PM
I have not been to any other versions yet. But I know where I'll be going today if we make it to the parks. Thank you miss. - GrumpyPirateDad  1845.9 #83 8:18AM
SA-WEEEET! I hope you enjoy! Jelly!!! I'd love to be there today! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:36PM
This is such great info on the redesign! Its only 9 years old, it seems like it has been here so much longer! - adisneyfamily  870.4 #199 8:23AM
Thanks! I agree! I don't remember the park without it! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:37PM
Great info, thank you! - BombFrogFormerCM  889.8 #189 8:28AM
Thank YOU sir! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:37PM
Thanks for the great info as always. It kills me to watch little kids walk off this ride laughing and I'm always scared to death! I wish I could keep my eyes open on it just once...I'm a chicken! - MinnieMyLove  191.2 #2036 8:44AM
Awe! At least you try! So many won't even do that! ::pats you on the back:: - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:38PM
One if my favorite rides!! - JollyRoger5  3815.5 #33 8:50AM
and yet you won't ride with me anymore - pikarich  4435.3 #26 9:06AM
Me too! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:38PM
Just watched and thanks for posting it I also watched the making of tower of terror hosted by Kurt kameron from growing pains ad newsies - alphathedog4  147.8 #2675 8:57AM
Oh! I'll have to look for that! Thanks! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:39PM
Thanks Duchess you said it.our load version is better. Better setting on the twilight zone , Disney was playing with ideas for this attraction including having it be Mel brooks Frankenstein. The main difference between our tot and wdw is the elevator comes out of it's elevator shaft down a hallway then start its drop sequence but nobody beats our loading and shaft sequence , great job ca Disney version. Its also just shy of a few feet from having an airplane light on its roof but they decided to build it just under to keep the theme , imagine an annoying red flashing light on the top. They also used tot to install time lapse camera to record the building of carsland from the old pumba parking. This ride is fun and FOR THE RECORD I HAVE RIDDEN THIS RIDE FOUR TIMES IN FOUR YEARS,I MAY NOT LIKE AS MUCH BUT IT DOES NOT MEAN I HAVE NEVER RIDDEN IT!!!I just need to clear that up . I typically choose to ride this ride once a year. thank you for this awesome history lesson. - pikarich  4435.3 #26 9:01AM
This reads like you should be having a TOT meet up today/night. What better day than its anniversary for your yearly ride. - GrumpyPirateDad  1845.9 #83 9:20AM
^^^^ahahah your too funny - pikarich  4435.3 #26 9:30AM
Nice a year?! Awe! You need to update that! ASAP! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:39PM
One of our family's favorite rides! My 5 year old absolutely loves it. Thanks for the info - fab5  150.0 #2648 9:02AM
What a brave 5 year old you have!!! My 7 year old doesn't care for it! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:41PM
One of my faves! I've been on WDW's version as well and actually like theirs more because of the movement through the floor before getting to the elevator shaft. - LBChica  2360.8 #56 9:25AM
Hear it's a whole different experience. - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:40PM
Luv this ride! !!! As always duchess-THANKS! Ur awesome :) - missariel33  2113.5 #66 9:26AM
You're so welcome! And YOU'RE awesome!!! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:41PM
Love the TOT at night! Always a must do. I still scream my brains out even though I've been on it multiple times :) - Melli_mo  448.8 #457 9:27AM
Oooh so that's YOU that always hurts my ears! ::giggles:: - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:42PM
Such a great post! True confession - I have never been on this ride. No one in my family has ever wanted to go and I've always been too reluctant to go alone. - cmogo  74.4 #3919 11:38AM
Thanks! Awe!!you should try it with a big group of MWers!! - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 2:44PM
Thank you for another great post ! I have been fortunate enough to ride both WDW and DCA versions . I like them both. I personally enjoy the queue part of TOT better than the actual elevator part. I like the creepiness factor and all there is to see and the back story. I would be content to walk through and then leave the line if I could :) lol - eviljules  1351.1 #114 11:59AM
My wife has been on both. Upon questioning her on which is better, her response was WDW. The reason, "just because it's better". :) - RapunzelledColey  126.7 #3010 1:07PM
LoL! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„πŸ˜„"Just Because" Love it!!! - WaltSentMe  329.5 #702 1:26PM
I love this attraction. Can't wait until the little guy feels comfortable enough to go back on. This always makes me laugh. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1206.0 #135 2:07PM
Thanks for the info! I love them both but prefer the WDW version. Awesome attraction. - CheshireCam  200.2 #1922 2:10PM
Thank you for the fun info! You are a font of wonderful Disney information!!! - Boundin  614.6 #310 3:13PM
I love the one in WDW... hooked from the start.. couldn't wait for the one in DCA to open and now I ride or every chance I get..!!! XXO - carminaire  731.8 #246 5:01PM
Cool information. My son loves this ride. My wife hates it, so it is a father/son ride. - adventuremickey  267.6 #1134 5:49PM
I still remember the first ride on this. When the first drop occurred, I actually let out a little scream. I never scream on rides and this one caught me! One of my favorite ride pics ever is from this one too. My SIL decided to be brave and ride it. We randomly got the front row. At picture time I'm posing and my SIL looks like a deer in the headlights- eyes wide, mouth open in a scream. It's great! - LilSterner  5065.5 #20 6:00PM
Duchess thank you. Great info as always. I have been on both WDW & DCA and find the line area a different layout decor , the wait time seems longer in WDW but the ride itself seems identical to me. I think TOT is a brilliant ride in that no matter how many times you go on it you still get that same " why do I do this " feeling right before the drop. It's great - polo33  65.6 #4126 6:14PM
I love your informative post on TOTπŸ˜ƒ - E-Ticket  1393.1 #110 7:37PM
I do prefer WDW b/c of the movement through the floor before the drops...but I also love the DCA version! Such a fun attraction. Thanks for this great info Duchess!! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  892.2 #187 8:38PM
You always post such nice and really interesting things. Thank you very much! - april_december  299.7 #863 9:43PM
I remember watching Howie Mandel on Regis and Kelly do a test run of the ride before it was open to the public. The camera was on him the whole ride. He was wearing a Goofy dreadlocks hat so every time he dropped the dreadlocks were straight up. So funny.... my daughter and husband have said they liked WDW version better. - HalfCaff  438.2 #464 11:14PM
I dislike rides with free fall, but I have ridden both ToTs and I certainly prefer WDW's! You move out of the elevator shaft and go through the hotel in WDW before moving into the drop shaft! It's such a cool and unexpected experience the first time you ride! - DisneyDreamer93  16.7 #7571 11:15PM
I have rode the one in WDW. I would agree that DCA is much more efficient and gets people in and out quicker. WDW is more like a "ride" where you travel through it for a bit before the actual drop. - mrstrmiller  522.1 #378 7:12AM
Thank you for the link and fun history. You find the best videos - Tealtownfan  1015.5 #173 7:41AM
I love this ride... - Apples2  602.6 #318 7:56AM

Thanked by:  MsPirateLisaMarie 173.2 #2288   piratelife4me 1008.1 #175   Hop-Low 634.5 #297   Hendizl 2760.5 #43   DisLUVney 607.8 #313   GibsonGirl87 367.1 #584   MyPark 1205.7 #136   MousekaNinja 422.4 #487   MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz 1176.0 #138   verolly 920.0 #184   RCmom 5229.2 #18   GrumpyPirateDad 1845.9 #83   OhanaPhoto 3809.2 #34   adisneyfamily 870.4 #199   AZDisney 610.4 #312   martini8668-cm 889.8 #189   MinnieMyLove 191.2 #2036   GarnerPhotography 324.9 #723   dimplesdanie 1236.7 #128   CheshireAlyCat 228.6 #1563   HandMeAChurroImmaFaint 5635.5 #17   JollyRoger5 3815.5 #33   pikarich 4435.3 #26   Tom 9152.5 #5   Melli_mo 448.8 #457   Tinkerbell98 182.6 #2159   FoolishMortal138 362.6 #595   MarshaMouse 4816.4 #22   RickChavez 3537.1 #38   Disney_fun 131.7 #2608   thumpur 286.3 #949   --cinderella-- 5.1 #17374   mommyhappyplace13 3.0 #44455   ibsleepingbeauty12 42.8 #4836   ShariRenee 6353.1 #15   MrsSchnooks 3229.2 #40   cmogo 74.4 #3919   Goofymom2 6.7 #13555   eviljules 1351.1 #114   socaldad85 106.6 #3400   friendlymouse 727.9 #249   Susan86 457.6 #444   NLedmonton 256.6 #1226   dawna 290.0 #922   mickeyat 1850.4 #82   MagicalLand 414.2 #503   WaltSentMe 329.5 #702   RadiatorSprings4Ever 1206.0 #135   KelstersInc2319 44.7 #4758   RWydra 5.0 #17520   waltfan 270.7 #1097   Disneyrockstar 179.4 #2198   CaptainPirateKalven 319.8 #753   Boundin 614.6 #310   princessb5 186.0 #2108   DisneyDawn 419.2 #495   turkeylegman 781.5 #223   carminaire 731.8 #246   dumbbunny 627.2 #302   erinten 539.9 #363   LilSterner 5065.5 #20   jacdanfan 9359.3 #4   Slotherini 1079.4 #160   PrincessAuroraMomma 556.0 #346   lordvader88 103.8 #3442   Princess Daisy 323.7 #733   MinnieMousewife 892.2 #187   lovesyou21 495.1 #399   april_december 299.7 #863   ZeeAlice 621.5 #306   MissAmericaSings 391.7 #542   gonzofam 303.5 #839   iDreamAboutDumbo 320.0 #751   PoohSizedGuy 18.6 #7157   HalfCaff 438.2 #464   Cinderell-E1979 984.6 #177   mrstrmiller 522.1 #378   Tealtownfan 1015.5 #173   Stitch_Legacy 5138.0 #19   ToInfinityAndBeyond1997 210.5 #1805  

Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4399.5 #27 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1376.0 #112 12:34PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #1982 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  437.0 #466 5:56AM
After all of this time being away and I made the list - cyndaws  258.0 #1215 1:45AM
First time on the list!!!!! - Voycekids  30.4 #5604 10:37AM

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

1. CobbPR
6727

2. uscdisneyteacher
6018

3. Dave
5587

4. BaseballMickey_CM
5547

5. Duchess_SMK
5049

6. Plumiegirl
4975

7. Stitch_Legacy
4712

8. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
4448

9. ElSuperRaton
4197

10. Winnie111286
4058



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  3390.4 #39 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  3390.4 #39 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  113.9 #3273 8:06PM


 
Deadliest Cast Member SEASON TWO is here! Find out what really happened on Disneyland's 50th Anniversary. Twenty-four hours or real-time action, authentic Disneyland history, and a finale that you'll never forget. EVENTS OCCUR IN REAL TIME. Download it to any device from Amazon here.

Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  671.1 #281 8:03PM
I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  30.0 #5640 5:28PM
Thank you snitsos for your support, glad you liked Season Two! - Admin  12:13AM
Thank you for your support glad you liked Season Two! snitsos - Admin  12:15AM
Test - Admin  12:16AM
I love Deadliest Cast Member! I'm glad there is season 2. I started at the most a month ago with season 1 and I'm almost done! - DisneyLov3r  10.1 #0 11:14PM
Both books are an  read!  I've read both numerous times and will re-read again before our Nov trip! - Dianat710  4.4 #20045 7:13PM

Subscribe to the MouseWait Email NEWSletter for Disneyland and MouseWait news, and never miss an update! 

Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  16.9 #7487 10:18PM
Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  26.9 #5921 10:05PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  19.1 #7042 7:25PM

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!

- valj84DisneyDeppAddict  217.0 #1715 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  56.4 #4355 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  217.0 #1715 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  20.6 #6781 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  56.4 #4355 8:58AM
- djmickeymouse  7.1 #0 10:08AM
I just re downloaded trivilator after a brief break from the losing stretch πŸ™ˆ feel free to add me! I am back and ready to play!  - LindseyanaJones  107.4 #3390 9:04AM

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  1376.0 #112 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  9359.3 #4 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  121.2 #3121 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM

Here are the recent wait time leaders:

July: MelodyMouse 417.38
May: MelodyMouse 640.08
April: WARLOCK 228.33
March: HARR_E 290.27
February: jacdanfan 251.32
January: ShariRenee 246.23
December: MelodyMouse 303.05
November: MelodyMouse 410.98
October: jacdanfan 189.98

 Everyone for making   - Boundin  614.6 #310 10:21PM
That's awesome but like me a lot of ppl can't enter wait times I can't ever open or connect while in the park  - mickeyat78  1850.4 #82 5:39AM
Wow. Sorry to hear that. I'm on ATT and sometimes can't connect, tho it is rare - MelodyMouse  6450.3 #14 8:12PM
great job! It's the wait times that brought me to this app. Thank you - Kimo  183.7 #2143 8:16PM
The mysterious disappearing month of June! - MelodyMouse  6450.3 #14 12:13PM

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


Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
16111.3

2. Dave
13202.7

3. Plumiegirl
9393.17

4. jacdanfan
9359.33

5. Tom
9152.49

6. goofygal
8983.36

7. uscdisneyteacher
7687.88

8. BaseballMickey_CM
7186.67

9. CobbPR
7122.15

10. Sonja
6794.36


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  2171.5 #65 2:09PM

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  1015.5 #173 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1783.3 #85 10:53PM
  - mckelfam  36.7 #5152 3:09PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  218.0 #1700 10:29PM

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


We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 4 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! Then we go to the MW spot we've held in DL to watch PTN and fireworks! Everyone is welcome! - secretagentangel  2171.5 #65 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  2171.5 #65 10:47PM
Thank You - suzieq65  67.1 #4094 6:20PM
We will be there in November - makeitbluesaysmerriwether  39.0 #5020 9:58AM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1783.3 #85 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1638.1 #95 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1354.8 #113 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10966 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1783.3 #85 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10966 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  1354.8 #113 7:09PM
Actually the 5k is May 6th, 10k May 7th and 1/2 on May 8th in 2016.  I am doing 5k and 10k. - barbwire  7.1 #0 10:42PM
are there any MW going to Mickeys Halloween Party 10/31?  It would be fun to meet up.  - kimm84  28.2 #0 11:24PM
I think there is a post for this. Try searching for it, and you'll find all kinds of information about this particular night. Have a great time!  - teach67  129.5 #2970 11:09AM
Look under cadaver call and then find the date on post. I think that night is posted by toarrispirate - secretagentangel  2171.5 #65 2:12AM

Read Episode One of Deadliest Cast Member FREE on Amazon and iTunes!

I downloaded this before a very long road trip, and it kept me entertained the whole time (well, except when I was taking my turn at the wheel, safety first!).  - Geekery  409.4 #512 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  7.1 #12959 1:03PM
Just got it! Can't stop reading it. I am already starting chaper 16. Love how all the details of DL are woven into the story. - Tiggerific  341.7 #657 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
- djmickeymouse  7.1 #0 6:51PM
  - mckelfam  36.7 #5152 9:48PM

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  1636.9 #96 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  388.1 #548 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I buy pretty much everything on Amazon. Nice to know MW can get a little piece of that! - MellyMelBB  65.0 #4138 12:06AM
I will do this next time I'm on Amazon! - DisneyLov3r  10.1 #0 5:02PM

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
32.43

2. Goofytom
12.28

3. mamabeam
7.11

4. beentoall
3.42

5. TiggerBelle
3.16

6. Moog
2.43

7. richiii3
1.95

8. Dolewhipped
1.06

9. DisneylandOrBust
0.99

10. DoomBuggy61
0.88

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  217.0 #1715 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  56.4 #4355 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  9152.5 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2314.7 #58 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  56.4 #4355 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2314.7 #58 9:42AM
Kind of shows anyone can play trivia and do well, newbie or veteran!πŸ˜€ - secretagentangel  2171.5 #65 1:33PM
i fail hard!!!! - DarthFairy  113.9 #3273 7:23PM
Finally on the list thanks to @@DisneyMakesMeSmile - beentoall  194.6 #0 11:31PM

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. jacdanfan
70000

2. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
63000

3. secretagentangel
62300

4. DisneyGrandma
51500

5. leopardditz2000
48500

6. DisLUVney
42500

7. debbiev
42250

8. MeridaFan
41630

9. MelodyMouse
40000

10. MinnieMyLove
38250

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  194.6 #0 2:55AM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  113.9 #3273 12:42PM
@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  549.2 #352 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. πŸ˜‚ - DisLUVney  607.8 #313 9:23PM
Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  19.1 #7042 10:52PM

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

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  481.6 #413 4:20PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
7186.67

2. Stitch_Legacy
5138.01

3. RickChavez
3537.09

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
3833.7

6. caramiapoohAKAface
3861.25

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2407.47

8. Dave
13202.7

9. Duchess_SMK
6162.56

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
4399.48



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS



 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. MelodyMouse
514.26

2. Winnie111286
435.97

3. MadameLeota
321.5

4. grumpypapa
240.02

5. HARR_E
229.47

6. jacdanfan
228.84

7. Plumiegirl
228.27

8. Dave
227.7

9. Coaster
222.85

10. secretagentangel
221.97



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - MelodyMouse  6450.3 #14 11:30PM

Thanked by:   Tom   FrankenweenieVelinee   JediKitty   DarthFairy  
Here are the overall MouseRank leaders for the past 6 months:

July 2015: Winnie111286 463.58
May 2015: MelodyMouse 679.4
April 2015: Fantasmicfan1 466.89
March 2015: HARR_E 423.38
February 2015: Winnie111286 364.36
January 2015: ShariRenee 408.65
 

! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2355.3 #57 7:16AM
- MowgliLovesBaloo  65.1 #0 5:18PM
- LindseyanaJones  107.4 #3390 11:31AM
- XochiFryingPanWhoKnew  83.9 #3749 5:02PM

DISCOUNTED DISNEYLAND TICKETS THROUGH MOUSEWAIT! You get 2% off select tickets if you purchase on this page and use the code MOUSEWAIT at checkout. A percentage of your total purchase comes back to MouseWait, which helps cover our monthly maintenance and development expenses! You will also get 100 Credits if you email us your receipt along with your username! 

Can you get a discount on annual passes too? - DeeDeeMouse  249.8 #1295 9:59PM
How do you get discount on AP passes. Guessing use MOUSEWAIT - suzieq65  67.1 #4094 4:00PM
You get discounts on AP by renewing early. It's through Disney . They'll send you a card.  - secretagentangel  2171.5 #65 8:58PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - gedi0614  31.0 #5538 12:13AM

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 August 24, 2015
Summer is over, according to the Disneyland Resort calendar. Hours have been reduced for the first time since summer began (Disneyland & DCA closes at 10pm M-TH). Most Orange County schools are back in session today, which usually points to smaller crowds. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our new MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the low 60s (approx 60% capacity) -- it even dipped into the 50s on some days. This data points to lower crowds this week. If you've been waiting for the summer madness to end, this might be your week to hit the Parks! 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 Aug 24, 2015 11:03AM



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  493.5 #401 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7157 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  399.0 #532 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  162.1 #2467 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  239.8 #1421 5:04PM
summer surely has been very busy!  - MarshaMouse  4816.4 #22 12:18AM
I was there this week, Tues, Wed.,Thur. Very hot and muggy. Long lines except single rider lines were great. Because we had 3 days we didn't mind waiting in line. It's so fun to people watch while you wait. We had a great time. Can't wait until next time to go back. - Popcorn  9.4 #10618 9:33AM

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  1216.6 #132 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  705.6 #254 6:30PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #66073 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  218.0 #1700 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  721.3 #251 2:20PM


 
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. MelodyMouse
504.8

2. MadameLeota
255.4

3. Coaster
222.8

4. goofygal
185.72

5. jacdanfan
166.52

6. Winnie111286
146.17

7. JPatDL
132.88

8. toystory3
131.53

9. Brian
120.83

10. grumpypapa
95.12

 

SEE THE TOP 100

Been in the Midwest much of August. Nice to see wait time warriors have been out there walking and working! - MelodyMouse  6450.3 #14 7:25AM
Hope you're having fun!! - secretagentangel  2171.5 #65 11:37PM

Thanked by:   goducksgo   boomom   catlikesmouse   suzieq65  
DISNEYLAND PARK:

Innoventions reopens as Star Wars Launch Bay September 30
Haunted Mansion Aug 24-Sept 11
Space Mountain Sept 7-Sept 11
Pirates of the Caribbean Sept 14-Sept 30

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Luigi's Rollickin Roadsters opens early 2016
 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.2 #7674 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  323.7 #733 8:33AM
Is the start wars launch bay date for certain or is that an estimate? Going in October  and would love to see it!  - Dawnsharks  76.2 #3888 4:11PM
Noooooo...missing HM by 3 days 😭 - MissMolly  1310.9 #119 8:35AM

Get 100 Credits for staying at the Hojo Anaheim! Just fill out this form and we'll get the Credits added to your account. When you stay at the Hojo, you help us continue to improve MouseWait. Call their in house reservation number and remember to mention MouseWait--you will love everything about the Hojo!

Credits have been applied to everyone's account as of today! - Admin 11:40AM
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 #1863 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  130.4 #2959 3:57PM
@Admin. I filled out a form for May 22nd.  I hope you got it. Thanks. - Winnie111286  4907.8 #21 2:23AM
@@Admin I booked with get away today and am staying at the HoJo in December.  Does MW still give the 100 credits or do I have to book with the hotel directly? - dsnylvr1975  11.6 #9362 5:02PM

TOP 5 THINGS to do this week at the Disneyland Resort:

1. Watch the new "Paint the Night" parade 8:50 and 11pm nightly.

2. Watch the new "Disneyland Forever" Fireworks show at 9:30pm nightly.

3. See the new "World of Color" 9pm and 10:15pm nightly.

4. Try to find a "Made with Magic" wand or paintbrush which allow you to interact with select Disney experiences and merchandise. 

5. Look for the Word of the Day displayed outside of the theme park entrances (or in the MouseWait Lounge) and text the word between 7am and 10:59am Pacific to the shortcode listed on the sign. You must be at the Disneyland Resort to enter. If you win, you will be notified around 11am via text or phone. For more info go here

And don't forget about Food! Check out our real-time Food blog to see what's new at the Resort. POST YOUR IDEAS BELOW and they could make the weekly top 5!

Come to our la  Brea sticker meetup which starts early at 4 pm then come join MWers to watch PTN and Fireworks too!  - secretagentangel  2171.5 #65 11:59PM
was bummed i did not make it two weeks ago,  see you in aug! - MsTikiMermadam  437.0 #466 6:41PM
Checkβœ”οΈfinally completed the list! I think my favorite is the new fireworks shows!!! Gives me goosebumps and brings on the happy cry.  - MinnieMyLove  191.2 #2036 9:00AM
- piratemom  467.5 #433 12:50PM
I wish! Soon, very soon!! - MyMouseMickey32  150.2 #2642 4:56PM

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  370.2 #579 12:29PM
Love it!!My count down is 13 days.Yahoo Yippee!! - LorisMickeyEars60  21.7 #6613 3:13PM
Downloading it now.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  481.6 #413 4:18PM

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  3573.0 #37 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.1 #7253 10:32PM
- MommyandBash  218.0 #1700 1:32PM
- DarthFairy  113.9 #3273 4:40PM

Your Donations Help Us Make MouseWait Better!

TOP MWs of the WEEK

1.MelodyMouse 513.44 #14  
2.Winnie111286 135.42 #21  
3.toystory3 119.55 #21  
4.quote 95.24 #0  
5.BAMBAM 91.66 #0  
6.secretagentangel 75.79 #65  
7.grumpypapa 63.63 #37  
8.Coaster 55.73 #1  
9.OhanaPhoto 51.56 #34  
10.HARR_E 51.11 #29  

MW Quality Top 100    Monthly Leaders   Top 100 MouseRank Leaders  Top 50 News  Monthly Wait Time Leaders


Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon.com and MouseWait benefits from your purchases!






Get Disneyland and MouseWait News before anyone else! Join our Priority Text List today.


By UsernameBy Keyword
See what's happening LIVE at Disneyland!