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May 30, 2013 8:00 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
The Today Show will report on line cutting tomorrow "Inside Disney: New Scheme to Cut Lines" UPDATE 2013-06-03 Video of the Today Show coverage on Friday, May 31, 2013 "Undercover at Disney: 'Deplorable' scheme to skip lines" http://on.today.com/17Drl1f Disney's statement from the report "We find it deplorable that people would hire the disabled to abuse accommodations that were designed to permit our guests with disabilities to enjoy their time in our parks. We have initiated a review of this abuse and will take appropriate steps to deter this type of unacceptable activity." Also the report goes on to say: "Disney is cracking down, sending out warning letters to anyone advertising these services online. And if they catch any of these "disabled tour guides" in the act, their disabled passes will be revoked, and they won't be allowed back into the park. By the way, we also called the American Association of People with Disabilities. They agree with Disney that this practice is abusive and should be stopped." The comments portion of the online report is interesting, too.

I think the way to deal with this is that the guest is given a return/fast pass based on the current wait time. For example if the wait for Indy is 60 mins they get a return card that is good 60 to 120 mins from now. This still allows the guest to bypass the line but makes cheating less attractive since the guest doesn't get immediately to the front of the line - mike714  338.1 #649 9:08AM
Not a bad idea, they currently do that for the Princess meet & greet in Fantasy Faire. It worked out great for us because my back was killing me when lil chica wanted to see them. So we were able to sit nearby and have a snack until it was our turn. - LBChica  2111.1 #59 9:49AM
I thought that's what they did at RSR, Toy Story and Star Tours? - Linzee  1003.8 #165 10:00AM
Linseed, you get a return time for RSR. Toy Story you get on at the exit and Star Tour you go through fast pass line. No return time for last two. - HalfCaff  426.6 #461 10:04AM
*Linzee* sorry - HalfCaff  426.6 #461 10:05AM
ahhh things have changed in the last few years since we had to use one. Thanks for the update!! - Linzee  1003.8 #165 10:06AM
Actually, it's not the exit at ToyvStory. It's just a special handicap line.... your welcome - HalfCaff  426.6 #461 10:11AM
This is what they did for my friend and I for the Princess/Prince meet and greets during True Love Week. I thought it worked pretty well. - JustCantWait  1120.9 #137 10:20AM
Time to enter this into the Disneyland suggestion box. BTW, is there such a thing? - onezerohero  164.0 #2407 10:40AM
Last time I went on TSMM through the GAC entrance, the CM let us slide and allowed us to go in. But he said they are beginning to give out return time passes for TSMM now. - ZeeAlice  618.3 #292 11:39PM
@JustCantWait Well now I am so bummed about the Valentine's meet and greet. I went up to a CM and told him that I had a guest assistance card and couldn't stand in line and asked if I could have just have the autograph and he never offered to give me a pass to come back. Hubby and I sat for 90 minutes just to catch the couples walking in and out. I guess I should've worded my inquiry better but that's good to know now because I've only seen the princesses twice when it was a 5 minute wait. Thanks LBchica and JCW. I love the characters so much and often miss out. - MrsSchnooks  3009.3 #38 12:24AM
The sucky thing about stories like this is that it will give people ideas, many don't know about GACs, but will now. I really hope this doesn't up the GAC abuse and make it more difficult for people who really need and benefit from GACs to get them. - Linzee  1003.8 #165 8:42AM
Not necessarily, all that needs to happen is the ADA steps in and tells Disney they can't question anyone. I know that is what happening with public transportation in my town. I have seen dogs that are clearly not medical assistance dogs on the bus. I contacted the company and they informed me that some legislation was passed because of the ADA that they can't ask for any type of proof that it is a medical dog. Disney can decide to start requiring some type of proof of a medical need. Then it takes for some to complain to the ADA about discrimination. Then Disney won't be allowed to question anymore. - Lelundrial  506.8 #372 9:06AM
Still might lead to increased wait times for GAC users due to even more people potentially abusing the system. - Linzee  1003.8 #165 9:14AM
Oh I agree with you. I am getting surgery in a few months, and will be on crutches. I am worried about even asking for the GAC, even though I will be legally declared disabled. - Lelundrial  506.8 #372 9:38AM
Everyone tells me that I need to get a pass due to my back, but I'm too embarrassed to get one, so I just suffer through the pain or don't wait in lines that are more than 30 minutes. - RadioMaverick  1065.2 #148 9:47AM
Suck it up and go get the pass Mav. You don't always have to use it...at some, like Toy Story you'll get a return time pass. - Linzee  1003.8 #165 9:59AM
I usually wait for someone has a pass and piggy back on them. :) - RadioMaverick  1065.2 #148 10:24AM
Mav I am in the same boat as you. I have a really bad back, spinal compression problems and bad scoliosis. Standing in line for long time makes my back feel like its on fire but I refuse to get a GAC. I just get as many fast passes as I can and tough out the ones that have long lines with no fast passes (waited 45 minutes for toy story and thought I might die from back pain). By no means am is suggesting you do what I do. I am just to stubborn to get one (even having medical proof). - missmimi90  1706.1 #82 11:54PM
This is exactly what my hubby said and then asked if it's going to make it difficult for me to get mine. What is funny is I always have them make it out for 6 in case we have our friends with us and when it's just hubby and I and I tell the CM that they look at me funny like they are used to it always being parties of 6. - MrsSchnooks  3009.3 #38 12:17AM
There are all types of people that make up our society. The people that are particicipating on either sides of this scheme , obviously choose a different path than I do . I believe you should live an honest life and role model that for your children as well. I think it's sad , no ones really getting away with anything , they will pay for it in the long run. Life has a way of correcting these things (karma) . And I tell myself maybe the people selling their time and their cards are about to lose their home , or have high medical bills, this doesn't justify it at all . But I haven't walked a day in their shoes. It's sad families are teaching their kids the lesson to cheat at of all places DL. I however can sleep at night knowing I'm being the best person I can, and I enjoy the times in line taking with my husband and kids. We are a typical busy family ... Sports, activities , scouting. So our time is valuable . See what I mean , the others are losing out in every sense of the word. - eviljules  1191.1 #124 8:18AM
And you call yourself evil? I think not, my dear! Brava to you! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘†πŸ‘†πŸ‘†πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - MeridaFan  3506.2 #32 8:23AM
πŸ‘ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  569.8 #320 8:29AM
TY both :) it's just my two cents ;) lol - eviljules  1191.1 #124 10:06AM
Honestly, I don't really believe that particular scheme is anything more than media hype (especially when you consider that the original source for this story was the New York Post). We know that people do abuse the GAC, but why would someone pay a $1000 to a "guide" when they could rent a wheelchair themselves for $40 or simply claim some non-visible disability (if they were that kind of jerk)? This seems like something that was told to someone's cousin's uncle's friend who happened to be a reporter with a deadline on a slow news day. - JustCantWait  1120.9 #137 9:19AM
When I first read the story, I immediately thought it would have been cheaper to rent a scooter. - Lelundrial  506.8 #372 9:39AM
Man at those prices, why don't they just get a plaid and not worry about the GAC line. Guaranteed to be faster since a GAC doesn't always let you get on right away. - Sarafina  460.8 #420 10:17AM
Sarafina, a plaid, is approx $200 per hour with a 6-hour minimum reservation. That's $1,200. - onezerohero  164.0 #2407 10:59AM
My mistake - the $200 per hour plaid doesn't include "expedited boarding." The $300 per hour plaid does, so that would be $1,800 for 6-hour minium booking. - onezerohero  164.0 #2407 11:03AM
From an article I read on this a few weeks ago, the $1000 isn't just for use of the GAC. They are paying for an unofficial tour guide who is familiar with the park, as well as taking advantage of that person's AP discounts. Still stupid, but they aren't just paying for use of the GAC. - brit_brit  308.2 #787 12:18PM
okay, I couldn't remember the prices. Still, if it's such a big deal for them, I'm surprised they don't just spend the extra money. - Sarafina  460.8 #420 12:55PM
Renting a wheelchair or scooter does not get you access. You have to have the special pass to get you in. - mlatour  334.3 #659 12:11AM
I did not see the gac cheats on ebay but a few months ago some people started advertising fast pass guides and it was at least a hundred an hour for so many guests. basically they run to all the fast passes and get you yours, plus they do some tour guide stuff, or will wait for the parade or whatever, but i just think you should find a friend or family member and share the duties. I have a pass, we use it sparingly, without it we could not go on the few attractions we do each visit, but I also teach my brother we only use it a couple of times, and if the line is super long, we don't impact it with us. - secretagentangel  1357.8 #107 12:19AM
Well there goes my retirement income. - sr citizen space ranger  59.4 #4177 11:52AM
lol - mike714  338.1 #649 12:22PM
Sad to know that some people's values are so messed up and twisted, but 🎢what goes around comes around🎢 I still say the people running these "businesses" and the people using them should be forced to sit in front of a panel of devastatingly disabled people and explain why they did what they did. - Spoonful_O_Sugar  569.8 #320 8:38AM
That took awhile. That story about those people hiring a disabled person to get them at the front of the line at WDW was on the internet over a week ago. - Lelundrial  506.8 #372 8:08AM
Ah, okay, so that's what it is. Sounds like it will be an interesting segment. - onezerohero  164.0 #2407 8:38AM
Yeah, from the story I read they were mainly these wealthy families in New York. They would hire this person, and use the GAC to get them to the front of the line. The same article mentioned the plaid service that can be hired as well. So of course some people attacked Disney saying they didn't like it because it cut into their profits. - Lelundrial  506.8 #372 9:03AM
This horrible scheme was covered last week on ABC. Unfortunately, I think word is out to those who want to abuse this policy. The handicap line for Indiana Jones last weekend was the longest I have ever seen. About 10% of those in line (sorry I'm an analyst in real life) appeared to be handicapped. ABC said its wealthy visitors who hire the handicapped for about $1,000 a day. Just sick. - DeadliestPassholder  208.7 #1797 8:54AM
While it's clear that GAC is being abused more & more, let's not forget that not all handicaps are visible. I get dirty looks all the time using my GAC, but other guests have absolutely no idea the pain I'm in sometimes. - LBChica  2111.1 #59 9:00AM
I have to use a GAC because I can't climb stairs on the ride lines due to a knee surgery. Its not a visible disability. - Polaris  28.7 #5557 9:20AM
I agree with LBChica. I use a wheelchair often in the park. I get dirty looks and feel self conscious because when I go to get onto a ride I can walk those three minutes just fine. But ask me to walk for two hours and I'll be hunched over in shooting pain. - bcarter  220.8 #1626 9:23AM
Both of my parents are disabled and I have worked in healthcare for 22 years - Believe me I'm well aware of some disabilities not being visible. However, I saw a lot of teenagers cheering and dancing in the GAC line. - DeadliestPassholder  208.7 #1797 12:09PM
Deadliest I saw the teenage thing at Matterhorn, Indy and space. In fact one teenage girl I saw in a wheelchair in Indy and saw her walking around about two hours later in DCA with no wheelchair in site. She was running around and everything perfectly fine. Pirate GAC line was the longest I had ever seen it. Probably about 20-25 minute wait when regular line was probably about the same. - missmimi90  1706.1 #82 12:31AM
As a parent of a child living with high functioning autism, we have used the GAC pass for our last 2 trips. We were surprised when we went to go get the card at guest services that no one wanted to see our son's records or letter from his clinician that we had brought for verification. I too don't want to see people abuse this and have no problems bringing documentation. When our son is calm we almost always use the main line for the attraction, but when he is excited beyond normal (medium) levels we will use the GAC as a courtesy to other guests. - BombFrogFormerCM  818.3 #196 9:21AM
Legally they can't look at any documentation because of the HIPPA laws. I agree I have no problem showing documentation when we take my step son who requires a pass because of a kidney transplant and some of the side effects of it but the last time we went his Dr. from UCSF insisted we take documentation just to be on the safe side. When we got to City Hall they refused to look at it and I asked why and they told me they couldn't ask to see it so therefore didn't want to see it. If it is a legitimate reason I see no problem in using it. I agree if the lines are short and it won't affect the person to wait a short time then absolutely we don't use it. - yellowtonka  241.4 #1367 10:38AM
The answer is to have front of the line pass like universal studios, knott has it too, even six flags. But that's a lot of money for that pass - MaxTheDoggie  230.1 #1514 9:36AM
I know the one in Universal Florida prices depend on the time of year, and which type you want. There is the one that is one park, one ride per day. Then there is the one that is both parks unlimited. - Lelundrial  506.8 #372 9:41AM
Disney offer the fast pass that is open to all guests. Guests have to pay enough to enter the parks that this is a great option. If they did the "front of line pass" they would in effect remove the fast pass option and lines would be the same. As it currently stands, the fast pass and stand by lines merge and the fast pass line is sometimes stopped momentarily to allow the standby line to move. - IDVandalSkipperCM  2308.6 #52 9:43AM
One of the top reasons as to why I don't frequent those parks. $20 for parking, $35 ticket and another $30 for a stupid front of the line pass...no way. I'll save my money for Disneyland. - Linzee  1003.8 #165 10:04AM
In the future, they will have fastpass+ which will be different than current fastpass??? - MaxTheDoggie  230.1 #1514 10:17AM
It's pretty much the same thing except you get to pick your times in advance. It's a way for guests to plan their day out better. This is related to the magic band that they are using in WDW. All your admission passes, fast passes, dinner reservations, hotel keys, etc would be on the band. - IDVandalSkipperCM  2308.6 #52 10:22AM
It is my understanding the fastpass+ is more of a reservation system for a FP return time. No charge for it at the moment. I don't like it because I feel it takes away the spontaneity of the day. - Lelundrial  506.8 #372 10:52AM
I've gotten a GAC a few times, although I only used it when I felt like I needed it. I try to avoid stairs due to knee and back problems. I feel awkward asking for one, I don't have a doctor's note or anything. The only reason I bother is because I once went with a friend who had one, and we bypassed the stairs the entire day, and I felt SO much better at the end of the day, so it's worth it. It's not just about shorter lines. - brit_brit  308.2 #787 11:07AM
Absolutely! If you need it, you should use it. And nobody should have to justify themselves to a fellow guest. - MeridaFan  3506.2 #32 11:50AM
^^^ This! - LBChica  2111.1 #59 12:15PM
Like I posted in another comment.....some will abuse it, but some aren't able to enjoy Disneyland without it - DumboGal70  122.8 #3035 11:15AM
My goddaughter had a disability and is able to enjoy Disney with the gac. I just hope because of this report they pull the gac or since it was publicized more people try to get one now. The gac is really helpful for her otherwise she would not be able to enjoy Disney like everyone else. - stevesdisneyprincess  120.7 #3080 12:24PM
Oops meant hope they DON'T pull the gac - stevesdisneyprincess  120.7 #3080 12:26PM
At CA Adventure most of their lines can accommodate wheelchairs so I always appreciate those that use them because I see no problem that if you're in a wheelchair for some reasons, you are able to wait in line like everyone else. I read on Disneys website that if you are in a wheelchair then you can wait until the rest of your party goes through the regular line and then go on the ride when they get to the front. I think that if they enforced this last rule they wouldn't have as many people take advantage. Of course there are those that have legitimate reasons and I see no reason for them to wait in line if its necessary. - dolewhipkarlita  77.9 #3780 12:35PM
But can you imagine going to Disneyland and just sitting there waiting for your family to go through the line? I tried that once, and it was miserable! More than 50% of your time at Disney is spent in lines and if you're on vacation with your family and can't spend that time with them, it's really disappointing. - bcarter  220.8 #1626 7:33AM
BTW, I'm more than happy to use a wheelchair and use the regular lines at DCA. Just referring to DL where lines won't allow you to take a wheelchair with you. - bcarter  220.8 #1626 7:34AM
I have seen people cut in line right in front of me for the Racers fast pass line. Really really irks me! - RetiredKidAgain  1214.4 #121 12:39PM
If it's because they have a GAC they were given a fastpass to return at a specific time just like any other fastpass. - LBChica  2111.1 #59 12:49PM
Talking about the line to get the fast pass, not the fast pass line for the ride. - RetiredKidAgain  1214.4 #121 12:52PM
I'm happy to see that this post sparked a good, healthy discussion about GAC abuse which offered up some great suggestions on enforcement or alternatives to handle policy. Good work, MW'ers! (^-^)/ - onezerohero  164.0 #2407 2:46PM
Pretty soon there will be a special GAC card to stand in line to get a GAC card....SMH - dangerdude  29.0 #5535 11:53PM
We wouldn't be able to enjoy Disney without our pass...when my mini was younger her disability was not as obvious...I remember in 2005 being told by a cm that we could not use the handicap entrance because we did not have a disability...that was a horrible experience in front of people thinking we were taking advantage...that following year my mini had her make a wish trip there...luckily we are fortunate to still have her around... I sympathize with those of you who have a disability that is not visible...my mini is obvious now with her wheelchair...but the nasty looks you get from people is hurtful...it lets a small group ruin it for us who really need it - formadi  24.2 #6028 11:53PM
I thought GAC stood for Get Ahead Card? - ScubaSteve028  835.7 #192 12:07AM
I already saw the report on our local news. The guy in the blue shirt has a GAC and advertised on Craigslist and when they confront him about this he's horrible. I couldn't believe his lack of morals. Sad. - MrsSchnooks  3009.3 #38 1:24AM
This is such a sad story... It ruins it for people like my girls. When my 14 year old was a few years younger, she got the pass. She is basically half her life behind , but looks normal. She has sensory issues and can't stand in long lines without poking everyone and gets agitated. The pass for us was amazing and made the trip all that much easier. Made me feel great that Disney just took our word on it, although I brought paperwork with her IEP and such. Stories like this is going to ruin it for those families. - JeanaLeigh  8.3 #11046 1:45AM
Here's the link to the original story. http://youtu.be/vuD8a7wnljU - MrsSchnooks  3009.3 #38 1:59AM
This is sad for those of us that look normal to those around us but have serious issues that may not be visible. I use the pass because I have had 11 knee surgeries and cannot stand for long periods of time. I did bring my handicap parking sign this last time but the looks my family gets when going into the exits of some rides is very uncomfortable. I hope a story like this doesn't ruin it for those of us who actually need it and make others assume nothing is truly wrong. πŸ˜” - Tinkerbellmom4  404.7 #499 8:19AM
If you need it, than really don't worry about what other "looks" your getting. Chances are you will never see them ever again - eviljules  1191.1 #124 8:23AM
That's what I have to tell myself Jules - that their looks don't matter. I use a wheelchair because I can't stand for more than an hour ish but am perfectly capable of walking from the chair to the ride vehicle and get nasty looks too. It can definitely be disheartening! - bcarter  220.8 #1626 8:26AM
I'm right there with you. I have had knee surgeries, foot surgeries and I have nerve damage in my arms and legs. The problem is I'm only 30, so I get very evil looks too. - justcallmeKP   255.4 #1209 8:28AM
Don't let total strangers have a negative effect on your experience . Your at the happiest place on earth, stay in the moment and enjoy yourself ! - eviljules  1191.1 #124 8:42AM
I seriously had to grab my knee reading that. - Lelundrial  506.8 #372 9:24AM
I for one would never give a look. The good outweighs the bad and for people who have a genuine need the GAC is something I support. Don't ever feel bad. I feel lucky that I can stand all day and enjoy my time with my family and friends. You are using it for a legitimate reason and I support you. - ItsADisneyLife4Me  211.2 #1766 9:38AM
I agree with everyone . I'm only thirty seven and have four kids so it is sad to see people be judgmental of anyone when they don't know the reasoning. I do hope that people use this honestly. It also doesn't mean you always get on rides faster. My family went in regular line for big thunder and got on before I did πŸ˜„ - Tinkerbellmom4  404.7 #499 11:46AM
I don't understand why people who want to cheat the system dont just come on off peak days!?! there are days in September, january, & february where the park is empty. once in september in the middle of the morning my bf and i were walking through frontierland and we were LITERALLY the only ones there. it was spooky. Abusing a courtesy given to the disabled is disgusting! - missariel33  1883.8 #74 11:59AM
@LeLundrial, when I started with the special assist/GAC pass 20 years ago (only DL then) I had to provide a medical note to verify my son's autism diagnosis. Then after 5 years they said they could not ask for proof anymore. Then there was the use a Wheel Chair go to the front, good for rental income and disney did not seem to mind. I still carry my medical note just to be safe. I do see alot of line abuse but not much I can say. - Plumiegirl  8506.9 #3 1:57PM
About 20 some years ago I went to the movies once and there was a woman there with an assistance dog. Now the dog had on a special vest that had writing on it stating it was an assistance dog. She was still require to show proof of it. Some people don't mind showing medical notes at all. Then there are some that just get up in arms about it. After my surgery last year we were supposed to go to DL while I was on leave. Looking at me no one would have been able to tell that walking or standing for long periods of time was very painful. I would have needed a wheelchair. In the end we ended up not going. I didn't want to get harassed by people, and I know my son would have gotten upset when that happened. - Lelundrial  506.8 #372 2:22PM

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We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 8 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! - secretagentangel  1357.8 #107 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1357.8 #107 10:47PM
is there a meet up at the AP event tues march 3rd? - MsTikiMermadam  146.4 #2657 9:33PM
I heard there's a cool Winchester Mystery House meetup 😬 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  802.2 #201 7:17PM

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DISNEYLAND PARK:

Peter Pan closed through May 7
Matterhorn Bobsleds closed through May 15
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh closed Jan 12-April 2
Haunted Mansion closed Jan 12-22
Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes closed Jan 12-April 2
Splash Mountain closed Jan 12-April 2

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Soarin' Over California closed through May 14
Taste Pilot's Grill closed through March 12
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail closed Jan 20-March 12
Grizzly River Run closed Jan 20-Mar 19
Luigi's Flying Tires closed through Dec 1

Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.7 #794 8:33AM
Looks like redwood creek will open earlier. 3/3 I think - aud2580  10.0 #9795 3:22PM
it was open when i was there on the 4th. - MsTikiMermadam  146.4 #2657 1:29AM
Is there any way they can bring Soaring back for April Fool's??? I'm gonna so miss that ride and my minis are super sad about it too.  - MoChuck  17.0 #7180 10:51AM
Critter Country will be opening on the 31st now!  - sleepyhead_CM  596.3 #305 10:42AM

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!



 
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.

I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  26.8 #5718 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
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La Brea Bakery is the Official Restaurant of MouseWait! Thank you for supporting our partners. Join us Tuesdays 8pm at La Brea for Sticker Night. La Brea offers MouseWaiters a 15% discount during official MouseWait Meetups (Sticker Nights every Tuesday night, and other meetups that we announce in the Lounge).

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any chance you will be welcoming dogs in your outside dining area anytime soon? - MelodyMouse  3731.6 #26 12:24PM
that would be nice - DisneyDavidEMT  1971.9 #67 12:34AM
I heard a law was passed this year that permitted dogs to be allowed in any outdoor dining patio area... someone should look into if this applies lol ... - TheRealJackandSally  60.3 #0 7:08PM

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Also......it smells nice.  - Butterlina  1505.4 #92 10:31AM
If you haven't upgraded and wonder ..."is it worth it?"....the answer is YES! πŸ‘πŸ‘ - DisneyDavidEMT  1971.9 #67 1:37PM
Also......it smells nice.  - Butterlina  1505.4 #92 10:31AM
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1. Coaster
15192.3

2. Dave
12284.6

3. Plumiegirl
8506.93

4. jacdanfan
8335.32

5. Tom
8160.75

6. goofygal
8109.05

7. uscdisneyteacher
7274.59

8. CobbPR
6984.07

9. BaseballMickey_CM
6778.94

10. Bullseye
6747.57



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MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. HARR_E
344.25

2. DisneyDavidEMT
251.89

3. ShariRenee
243.53

4. goofygal
232.36

5. jacdanfan
231.5

6. Winnie111286
219.59

7. Sweet_Irish_Cream
182.65

8. WARLOCK
178.54

9. eviljules
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10. Maddernhorn
157.66



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DisneyDavidEMT I'm just happy to be in the top 10  - draven898  762.5 #217 6:51PM
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Cool admin. Hope I do better than the first one. Hope people that enter will be ready to play and the tournament moves along better - Goofytom  1095.4 #143 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  669.1 #257 6:30PM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  29.9 #5449 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1095.4 #143 1:21PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #64502 2:19PM

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1. BaseballMickey_CM
6778.94

2. Stitch_Legacy
5106.32

3. RickChavez
3408.34

4. ScooterMike
1962.16

5. SPandEvLover
3391.42

6. IDVandalSkipperCM
2308.63

7. caramiapoohAKAface
3526.65

8. Dave
12284.6

9. Duchess_SMK
5909.49

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
4357.51



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50000

2. MeridaFan
41630

3. MelodyMouse
40000

4. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
37750

5. secretagentangel
30900

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25400

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8. debbiev
24250

9. DisneyGrandma
22500

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Purchased the Voyageers book through this link so MW benefits twice  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1537.8 #89 4:48PM
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I always use this when I shop on Amazon  - Plumiegirl  8506.9 #3 11:26PM
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I didn't know about this. I'll do it next time I'm going to shop with Amazon! - melissameow  22.8 #6195 3:23AM

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Great job everyone!!!  - Boundin  587.3 #308 9:24PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.0 #1951 11:22PM
Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4357.5 #22 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  718.8 #230 12:34PM
Thank you everyone that keeps me close to Disneyland through your wonder posts.  - PalousePrincess  9.0 #10423 1:19PM

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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 week of Monday, March 9, 2015:

Park Hours: DL: 9am-10pm (Monday-Thursday), 8am-12am (Friday-Sunday). DCA: 9am-9pm (Monday-Thursday), 8am-10pm (Friday-Sunday). 

Taste Pilots Grill in DCA will reopen as Smokejumpers Grill on March 13 as apart of the new-themed area, Grizzly Air Field. 

Attraction Closures: Critter Country (opens 4/3), Fortuosity Jewelry Shop (opens 3/13), Magic Eye Theater (TBD), Matterhorn (opens 5/16), Peter Pan (opens 5/8), Snow White Grotto (opens 5/1), Starcade (TBD), Soarin over California (opens 5/15), Grizzly River Run (opens 3/20), Luigi's Flying Tires (2016), World of Color (TBD). 

unForecast Crowd Prediction: This week is the unofficial start of the Spring Break crowds, so expect the parks to be a little more crowded than normal. Also with only one showing of Fantasmic during the week, expect FPs for the show to go quickly along with it being crowded around the Rivers of America close to showtime. Throughout the week, expect CIs to be in the high 60s to low 80s for Disneyland Park and in the low 70s to low 80s for DCA. 

Have a great week! 
- BaseballMickey_CM Mar 10, 2015 10:42PM



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  372.0 #557 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6885 11:53PM
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  117.1 #3152 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  218.1 #1663 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  359.3 #586 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1428.9 #98 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  178.9 #2164 4:40PM
Dance studios sign up and dancers come and do a little "pre-parade" along the route. It's cute ;) - TinkerSchelle  1428.9 #98 1:05PM
@bks4lou sorry-I just saw this question ;) - TinkerSchelle  1428.9 #98 1:06PM
thank you. No worries. I just figured out how to find my old comments to see replies :)  - bks4lou  178.9 #2164 8:21PM

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.

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56.22

2. DisneylandOrBust
23.95

3. Goofytom
11.55

4. Boundin
8.34

5. Lolabell4
6.34

6. richiii3
5.75

7. Dolewhipped
5.75

8. otilegna
5.5

9. Tom
4.96

10. emily.northcutt.94
3.66

 


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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  974.4 #168 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1428.9 #98 10:53PM
Loooooved it! - melissa_ficent  318.5 #731 9:57PM
I've read both books! Can't wait for the next adventure. Do we have a date when it might come out? - Popcorn  4.9 #17230 3:50PM


 
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1. HARR_E
235.63

2. goofygal
206.7

3. jacdanfan
190.83

4. WARLOCK
178.53

5. DisneyDonn
100.23

6.
97.63

7. ShariRenee
94.43

8. Tom
93.53

9. eviljules
88.53

10. Coaster
74.87

 

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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  2908.8 #40 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  11.9 #8770 10:32PM
I am reading the book now! It is awesome I have already read the deadliest cast member series(btw awesome books!) and also read the first voyagers LOVE THE BOOKS keep up the good work! - DisneyDudeCarsten  4.0 #21773 10:14AM
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