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May 5, 2013 7:19 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
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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?

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😱😱 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˜‚ - MickeyFan  1286.5 #148 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  1072.6 #191 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  6544.3 #21 9:04AM
I would be honored if you would join me on this attraction someday sir! No pressure, but someday! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 9:12AM
Mypark still hasn't gotten on MonsterInc ride either!!! => - pikarich  6544.3 #21 9:17AM
Actually pikarich he has! ☺;) - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  1072.6 #191 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  8085.6 #13 9:21AM
Thanks so much for adding that info! I had heard that but I had forgotten! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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 #956 7:56AM
I agree with you - DebbyMouse7531  545.0 #17 8:04AM
Hear it's very impressive, but I habent had the pleasure of enjoying it myself. ::sigh:: someday! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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 #1101 8:26AM
Thank YOU for sharing all that with us! 4xs! RAD! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  638.2 #350 7:39AM
😊 I feel the same way! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 2:27PM
Awesome backstory! I love the more efficient redesign! - GibsonGirl87  462.3 #511 7:40AM
Imagineers =genius! πŸ‘πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  1072.6 #191 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  6603.9 #19 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 #528 7:44AM
Thanks for sharing that info!! I could imagine that whole thing in my head! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 2:32PM
I agree. I like the dca version better, I feel like it has a more cohesive theming, more retro, less weird. - bluefairy  643.8 #345 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  355.6 #710 7:44AM
youre so sweet! Thank you! "Pee-wad-ins" that made me giggle! Does he still go on it with you?! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 2:34PM
9 years of not riding it! Here's to 9 more ;0) - tuesday737  1291.5 #147 7:58AM
Teehee! It's not for everyone! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 2:34PM
no. just no ;) - OhanaPhoto  6568.5 #20 8:06AM
lol cmon its a fun ride:) - Hendizl  2874.6 #52 8:11AM
::makes chicken noises:: πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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 #1259 8:06AM
I think it's neat you were able to experience both! Thanks for sharing with us! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  1960.8 #94 8:18AM
SA-WEEEET! I hope you enjoy! Jelly!!! I'd love to be there today! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  1004.0 #208 8:23AM
Thanks! I agree! I don't remember the park without it! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 2:37PM
Great info, thank you! - BombFrogFormerCM  1072.2 #192 8:28AM
Thank YOU sir! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  246.8 #1469 8:44AM
Awe! At least you try! So many won't even do that! ::pats you on the back:: - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 2:38PM
One if my favorite rides!! - JollyRoger5  4125.9 #40 8:50AM
and yet you won't ride with me anymore - pikarich  6544.3 #21 9:06AM
Me too! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  154.3 #2749 8:57AM
Oh! I'll have to look for that! Thanks! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  6544.3 #21 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  1960.8 #94 9:20AM
^^^^ahahah your too funny - pikarich  6544.3 #21 9:30AM
Nice a year?! Awe! You need to update that! ASAP! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 2:39PM
One of our family's favorite rides! My 5 year old absolutely loves it. Thanks for the info - fab5  150.0 #2818 9:02AM
What a brave 5 year old you have!!! My 7 year old doesn't care for it! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  2550.2 #62 9:25AM
Hear it's a whole different experience. - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 2:40PM
Luv this ride! !!! As always duchess-THANKS! Ur awesome :) - missariel33  2115.6 #82 9:26AM
You're so welcome! And YOU'RE awesome!!! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  508.0 #455 9:27AM
Oooh so that's YOU that always hurts my ears! ::giggles:: - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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 #4209 11:38AM
Thanks! Awe!!you should try it with a big group of MWers!! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 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  1506.8 #125 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  142.0 #2952 1:07PM
LoL! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„πŸ˜„"Just Because" Love it!!! - WaltSentMe  331.1 #800 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  2481.8 #65 2:07PM
Thanks for the info! I love them both but prefer the WDW version. Awesome attraction. - CheshireCam  200.2 #2077 2:10PM
Thank you for the fun info! You are a font of wonderful Disney information!!! - Boundin  820.9 #247 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  898.9 #223 5:01PM
Cool information. My son loves this ride. My wife hates it, so it is a father/son ride. - adventuremickey  285.3 #1099 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  5828.4 #24 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  82.5 #4051 6:14PM
I love your informative post on TOTπŸ˜ƒ - E-Ticket  1478.8 #128 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  923.5 #218 8:38PM
You always post such nice and really interesting things. Thank you very much! - april_december  301.4 #976 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  682.9 #322 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 #8580 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 #441 7:12AM
Thank you for the link and fun history. You find the best videos - Tealtownfan  1152.2 #172 7:41AM
I love this ride... - Apples2  643.0 #347 7:56AM

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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  131.1 #3126 8:42AM

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 #7689 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  815.4 #251 6:50PM
See @teapotsandteacups post today...  Says reopens Sept 9!  Thank you! - Dianat710  84.4 #4010 8:05PM
It opened today! Line was way too long for me so I shall try another day😒 - DarthFairy  716.3 #301 9:09PM

Thanked by:   Tom   carminaire   kimdis   102 More Thanks connielu   Luv-Mickey   ocmommy  
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 #985 10:55PM
πŸ˜‚ - TinyDancerTay  672.3 #330 12:03AM
I love across the street, for a week, two or three times a year.  - crazyfriends  7.8 #13868 4:42PM

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

1. Winnie111286
7369

2. uscdisneyteacher
7032

3. CobbPR
6911

4. misschurro
6457

5. Dave
6176

6. BaseballMickey
6084

7. pikarich
6027

8. Plumiegirl
5610

9. Duchess_SMK
5561

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4669.4 #32 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  716.3 #301 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  10393.3 #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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What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  159.7 #2662 3:57PM
I sent you emails and support requests for my last 2 stays in May and June. I would appreciate it if you could check on them and let me know if I need to send you any additional info, please let me know. Thanks for your help @@@@@@@@@Admin - Winnie111286  23717.1 #2 10:51AM
You are awesome.  Thanks Admin - Winnie111286  23717.1 #2 1:28PM
@@@Disneydollarpam - disneyforme  776.5 #270 10:04PM

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
15.04

2. Donald1967
7.29

3. DisneyMom13
4.73

4. Goofytom
2.52

5. sheridanrabbit
1.3

6. DonaldRox
1.27

7. teapotsandteacups
0.95

8. Boundin
0.8

9. mamabeam
0.68

10. DisneyDiane316
0.58

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  316.6 #887 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  13549.2 #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  815.4 #251 8:29PM
Way to go, beautiful!   - Wyldsideb  223.2 #1774 1:42PM
With a whopping ONE point! - phillip...  1392.7 #140 9:17PM
I can't hate...it's more than I got - Wyldsideb  223.2 #1774 7:58PM
Hey phillip... I worked hard for that 1 point! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyDiane316  815.4 #251 8:38PM
You're slacking. You're down to less than half a point, but at least you're still on the list. - phillip...  1392.7 #140 11:42AM
Wow look at that my first list yay not many points but I'm there 😊 - Donald1967  184.8 #2279 8:33PM

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
498.17

4. ShariRenee
463.33

5. sheridanrabbit
375.23

6. SorcererD91
368.32

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  87.9 #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  8510.7 #11 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  3131.5 #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  1022.3 #204 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  271.1 #1233 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 #4565 10:10AM
I can't wait to enter wait times for the first time in a couple weeks!  - miadawn128  159.8 #2658 7:00PM
It's so much fun! @@miadawn128 πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  733.7 #292 9:14PM
Hey! I'm in the top 10 for once haha! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ» - DisneyDiane316  815.4 #251 9:37AM
Nice job DisneyDiane316 - miadawn128  159.8 #2658 7:04AM

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  77.9 #4146 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  357.8 #702 10:32AM
 to  - DisneyHeidi09  292.8 #1037 5:18PM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #611 7:05PM
Welcome. Enjoy your Disney day. - mrsccc2  16.4 #8655 3:11PM
 and  - vellybelly  13.5 #0 10:47PM

MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Winnie111286
1617.21

2. ShariRenee
670.16

3. Melody_CM
615.67

4. Coaster
498.17

5. SorcererD91
493.28

6. DisneyDiane316
471.6

7. grumpypapa
449.48

8. sheridanrabbit
400.5

9. secretagentangel
376.76

10. dizzneyfan
364.1



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  23642.7 #3 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2567.4 #61 1:11PM
Yes, yes. I know you do.  - crazyfriends  7.8 #13868 2:03AM
Who doesn't love Disneyland???  Happiest place on earth.  :) - Disneylanddad702  467.2 #506 2:38PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  1154.7 #171 9:59AM
How am I #1? Wait times and posting to the lounge the last 3 days? Awesome!! I love Mousewait! πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  733.7 #292 7:05PM
I left a week ago and I'm still #2 on the list!! YAY!! πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  733.7 #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  3131.5 #49 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  357.8 #702 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  357.8 #702 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  3707.6 #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


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  1500.5 #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 #156 3:48PM
Fantastic!! - Ilovegoofy  131.1 #3126 4:37PM
Top of the list  - buzzgoneyear92  280.4 #1137 12:09AM
Note to self: When you see this comment a year from now, be sure to say something witty!!! - clawton  343.1 #748 9:03PM

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- LaPearleNoir  2567.4 #61 7:22PM
- teapotsandteacups  1769.7 #104 3:50PM
- sunvalgifts  171.7 #2468 3:10PM
- SnowKitty  116.0 #3415 8:03PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
24617.8

2. Winnie111286
23717.1

3. Melody_CM
23642.7

4. Dave
13832.5

5. Tom
13549.2

6. jacdanfan
13413.1

7. goofygal
12783.3

8. ShariRenee
12070.2

9. Plumiegirl
10393.3

10. uscdisneyteacher
8773.49


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  8510.7 #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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- RetroDisneyPins2002  43.7 #5282 8:01AM
- CT4625  105.1 #3620 8:30PM
Now that looks like a good service. - MoChuck  159.7 #2662 11:24AM
I use this every time I'm at the parks now and llove it!!!!  Thanks Admin - leopardditz2000  1207.5 #160 7:44PM

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 #172 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2082.0 #84 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  433.7 #546 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  87.9 #3926 2:38PM

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  8339.3 #12 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7850 10:32PM
- sunvalgifts  171.7 #2468 7:40AM
Thank you! Can't wait to read itπŸ€“ - 1Minnie58  7.8 #13775 10:22PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.3 #4707 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  99.4 #3729 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  3707.6 #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  357.8 #702 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  1094.9 #183 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7282 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  54.6 #4813 7:25PM

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
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