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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 #640 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  2035.3 #61 9:49AM
I thought that's what they did at RSR, Toy Story and Star Tours? - Linzee  910.8 #175 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  423.7 #454 10:04AM
*Linzee* sorry - HalfCaff  423.7 #454 10:05AM
ahhh things have changed in the last few years since we had to use one. Thanks for the update!! - Linzee  910.8 #175 10:06AM
Actually, it's not the exit at ToyvStory. It's just a special handicap line.... your welcome - HalfCaff  423.7 #454 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  1115.0 #135 10:20AM
Time to enter this into the Disneyland suggestion box. BTW, is there such a thing? - onezerohero  164.0 #2391 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  617.7 #284 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  2926.7 #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  910.8 #175 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  499.5 #376 9:06AM
Still might lead to increased wait times for GAC users due to even more people potentially abusing the system. - Linzee  910.8 #175 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  499.5 #376 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 #145 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  910.8 #175 9:59AM
I usually wait for someone has a pass and piggy back on them. :) - RadioMaverick  1065.2 #145 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  1597.9 #87 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  2926.7 #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  1027.8 #153 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  3474.9 #28 8:23AM
πŸ‘ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  563.6 #316 8:29AM
TY both :) it's just my two cents ;) lol - eviljules  1027.8 #153 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  1115.0 #135 9:19AM
When I first read the story, I immediately thought it would have been cheaper to rent a scooter. - Lelundrial  499.5 #376 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  459.3 #417 10:17AM
Sarafina, a plaid, is approx $200 per hour with a 6-hour minimum reservation. That's $1,200. - onezerohero  164.0 #2391 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 #2391 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 #778 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  459.3 #417 12:55PM
Renting a wheelchair or scooter does not get you access. You have to have the special pass to get you in. - mlatour  328.8 #677 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  1325.8 #105 12:19AM
Well there goes my retirement income. - sr citizen space ranger  59.4 #4146 11:52AM
lol - mike714  338.1 #640 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  563.6 #316 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  499.5 #376 8:08AM
Ah, okay, so that's what it is. Sounds like it will be an interesting segment. - onezerohero  164.0 #2391 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  499.5 #376 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  205.5 #1824 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  2035.3 #61 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 #5495 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 #1614 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  205.5 #1824 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  1597.9 #87 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  809.0 #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 #1358 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  228.1 #1531 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  499.5 #376 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  2278.5 #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  910.8 #175 10:04AM
In the future, they will have fastpass+ which will be different than current fastpass??? - MaxTheDoggie  228.1 #1531 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  2278.5 #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  499.5 #376 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 #778 11:07AM
Absolutely! If you need it, you should use it. And nobody should have to justify themselves to a fellow guest. - MeridaFan  3474.9 #28 11:50AM
^^^ This! - LBChica  2035.3 #61 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 #3022 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  112.3 #3224 12:24PM
Oops meant hope they DON'T pull the gac - stevesdisneyprincess  112.3 #3224 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  76.8 #3781 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 #1614 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 #1614 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 #118 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  2035.3 #61 12:49PM
Talking about the line to get the fast pass, not the fast pass line for the ride. - RetiredKidAgain  1214.4 #118 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 #2391 2:46PM
Pretty soon there will be a special GAC card to stand in line to get a GAC card....SMH - dangerdude  29.0 #5470 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 #5953 11:53PM
I thought GAC stood for Get Ahead Card? - ScubaSteve028  835.7 #190 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  2926.7 #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 #10878 1:45AM
Here's the link to the original story. http://youtu.be/vuD8a7wnljU - MrsSchnooks  2926.7 #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  400.7 #500 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  1027.8 #153 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 #1614 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 #1194 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  1027.8 #153 8:42AM
I seriously had to grab my knee reading that. - Lelundrial  499.5 #376 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 #1755 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  400.7 #500 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  1750.5 #76 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  8344.7 #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  499.5 #376 2:22PM

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I still have not received my credits from the birthday bash? - vegashappyhaunts  98.1 #3450 6:01PM
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 #1830 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  13.5 #8031 3:57PM
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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, January 26, 2015:

Park Hours: DL: 10am-8pm (Monday/Tuesday), 9am-6pm (Wednesday), 10am-8pm (Thursday), 9am-12am (Friday), 8am-12am (Saturday/Sunday). 

DCA: 10am-8pm (Monday/Tuesday), 9am-10pm (Wednesday), 10am-8pm (Thursday), 9am-10pm (Friday), 8am-10pm (Saturday/Sunday). 

*Disneyland Park will close early on Wednesday for a media event regarding the 60th Anniversary announcement. In spite of short park hours, DCA will remain open until 10pm that evening. 

Attraction Closures: Critter Country (closed until April), Disneyland Railroad (closed until Feb. 13), "its a small world" (closed until Feb. 6), Matterhorn Bobsleds (closed until May), Sleeping Beauty Castle (closed until March 3), Snow White Grotto (closed until May), Grizzly River Run (closed until March 20), Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (closed until March 13), Soarin' over California (closed until May). 

"Cinderella" Special Sneak Peak in the "Tough to be a Bug" Theater starting Friday, January 30th. Check the MW News section for details. 

This week's Wednesdays with Walt AP Event will feature "Man into Space". Event will take place at various times in the Main Street Opera House. With a valid AP, present it to a CM at the entrance of the Opera House for an event wristband. 

unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be quiet this week with CIs in the 50s-high 60s. Expect it to be busy in the park late Wednesday afternoon as the media and others will be coming in for the 60th Anniversary announcement and media event. For the weekend, expect it to be moderately quiet with CIs in the 60s to high 70s. 

Have a great week! 


- BaseballMickey_CM Jan 27, 2015 4:07PM



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  352.8 #600 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6802 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  114.3 #3190 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  217.0 #1670 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  356.9 #586 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1258.9 #110 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  167.8 #2321 4:40PM
Dance studios sign up and dancers come and do a little "pre-parade" along the route. It's cute ;) - TinkerSchelle  1258.9 #110 1:05PM
@bks4lou sorry-I just saw this question ;) - TinkerSchelle  1258.9 #110 1:06PM

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

1. Breakfast Disneyland Hotel
Feb 02, 2015 08:30am

2. Captain America @ Tomorrowland
Feb 02, 2015 11:00am

3. Thor @ Tomorrowland
Feb 02, 2015 11:00am

4. Mickey's Parade
Feb 02, 2015 04:00pm

5. Meet Mater &Cars
Feb 03, 2015 10:00am

6. Meet Disney Pals
Feb 03, 2015 10:00am

7. Meet Toy Story Characters
Feb 03, 2015 10:30am

8. Pixar Parade
Feb 03, 2015 05:00pm


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  1325.8 #105 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1325.8 #105 10:47PM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1258.9 #110 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1303.8 #106 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1202.3 #121 12:29PM
There are no current events, hmm. Meet-up anyone?  - FrankenweenieVelinee  1630.4 #84 8:57PM
I would love to - mini_MINNIE   1022.5 #156 2:28PM
Coffee - MickeyLumboCM  778.0 #207 8:51AM
mini_MINNIE  MickeyLumboCM Shall we host the Great Coffee-Meet-up at Market House? (provided that MrsLumbo can cover your dusting-the-plates chores?) - FrankenweenieVelinee  1630.4 #84 9:46AM
She won't let me out this week - MickeyLumboCM  778.0 #207 2:34PM
MickeyLumboCM can't you just sneak out the window and leave pillows under the blanket? - philliprocks  930.4 #169 11:09AM
@philliprocks Oh she's on to that trick. Now i distract her with del taco coupons - MickeyLumboCM  778.0 #207 12:52PM

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  2766.3 #39 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  11.9 #8640 10:32PM
- MissAmericaSings  360.5 #574 5:36PM
Loved watching this video now I want the book!! - missdisney925  114.7 #3181 3:08PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
6544.15

2. Stitch_Legacy
5073.82

3. RickChavez
3276.17

4. ScooterMike
1962.16

5. SPandEvLover
3221.05

6. IDVandalSkipperCM
2278.48

7. caramiapoohAKAface
3322.58

8. Dave
12077.7

9. Duchess_SMK
5819.12

10. JustCantWait
1115



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

Thank you everyone! You do a great job keeping us in the know and making MW a must have for Disney info!!! - Boundin  545.7 #329 10:33PM
Seriously, thank you so much! Being that we can only afford to go a couple times a year, this helps keep my Disneyland "craving" in balance  - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 3:47PM
Yes!  Same here.   - DisLUVney  559.9 #318 2:36PM
Some of my faves!!! - TinkerSchelle  1258.9 #110 11:09PM
Truly...thank you! Between the CMs and our friends that share their experiences, Β stickers, raks and more... the Disney experience can live each day in all our hearts..in or outside of the parks - azcoolmom  211.2 #1757 8:38PM

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).

Yay! Thanks for joining this awesome community! - simba77  311.7 #751 10:04PM
- luxkitty  2063.5 #59 3:11PM
Delicious food and wonderful tea! Better  than anything inside the park - JediJT  0.4 #77118 5:24PM
I like to bring home a box of baked goods and a sandwich.  The next day i can eat and unpack and extend the dl experience. - MsTikiMermadam  54.0 #4293 6:49PM

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  1064.0 #146 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  665.4 #252 6:30PM
Sounds fun!! - HappyPrincess  25.0 #5844 10:48AM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  29.9 #5396 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1064.0 #146 1:21PM

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  401.6 #498 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #12600 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  337.1 #645 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
Loved them all! - MinnieCarman  251.1 #1233 8:26PM
Thank you MinnieCarman! - Admin  2:40PM
thanks! I just got the first one for my kindle!  - LuvMySmallWorld  33.7 #5132 9:09AM

Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends with our new WEB VERSION of the TRIVILATOR! Play single or multi-player games real-time with people from all over the world. You can also play on your iOS device with our app.

I've only been playing random players and that is definitely hit or miss. Anyone who wants to start a game with me is more than welcome!! Plus - you'll probably win! Lol - MissAcroBRAT  246.7 #1285 8:13AM
Just sent you a couple of invites. Let's play - Goofytom  1064.0 #146 4:06PM
I love this game! If anyone wants to play, I'm willing! - DisneylandOrBust  353.5 #0 10:02AM
I haven't played in a while so if anyone wants a game start one and you might get some easier points ;) - chrismis21  492.7 #383 3:19PM
Are people still playing this? If so, I just installed the app and ready to play. Feel free to invite! - PixiePrincessPolly  6.0 #13943 8:24AM


 
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 #5661 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
- luxkitty  2063.5 #59 12:00AM
Thanks for the sticker!!!luxkitty - GoofyMom77  642.3 #265 12:19PM
- NascarDave  296.6 #845 6:30PM
- richiii3  354.5 #594 9:08AM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. ShariRenee
404.91

2. Winnie111286
246.72

3. jacdanfan
241.82

4. goofygal
234.65

5. KennyV
217.94

6. Dave
217.11

7. Tom
200.9

8. LaBelleParis
197.83

9. HARR_E
172.28

10. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
162.37



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS


Thanked by:   ShariRenee   TinkerSchelle   LaPearleNoir  
Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
14991.9

2. Dave
12077.7

3. Plumiegirl
8344.74

4. jacdanfan
7804.42

5. Tom
7684.57

6. goofygal
7622.73

7. apesandmonkeys
7554.87

8. uscdisneyteacher
7223.25

9. CobbPR
6918.13

10. Bullseye
6688.75


Mr.7, that was fast. And I think it's been less than a year since you joined right? Thanks for sharing your talent with us - philliprocks  930.4 #169 6:08PM
Haha - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 12:33PM
Number 6 now - philliprocks  930.4 #169 2:09PM
5* - AshleyRae-  122.8 #3023 3:25PM
Thank you for your contributions! - Song  1705.8 #79 11:18AM
- PrincessCarmen  2596.5 #42 5:41PM
@BULLSEYE 😍😍😍✨✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  1258.9 #110 3:08PM
Bullseye - TinkerSchelle  1258.9 #110 3:08PM
- TinkerSchelle  1258.9 #110 10:12AM

Our Favorite Things: This is a list of the top things added to our popular ToDo List feature inside the app (based on the number of times added to a ToDo List):

Popular Restaurants : 1. Big Thunder Ranch BBQ
2. Blue Bayou 31 rue royal
3. Cafe Orleans

Popular Attractions :1. Pirates of the Caribbean
2. Indiana Jones Adventure 46"
3. Haunted Mansion


New Orleans Square attractions are best.  - CM_Shadowgamer  2380.3 #48 7:23PM
 I agree,for life - bonedaddy909  1202.3 #121 6:56AM
Completely agree!!!       - adisneyfamily  836.7 #189 10:23AM
Gotta love NOS!    - grumpypapa  2766.3 #39 4:12AM
Don't forget the food too! - quote  22.6 #0 11:53AM
It's such a beautiful area. - LaPearleNoir  1303.8 #106 6:32AM
Nooooo captain EO needs to go! - hairdog67  258.6 #1162 4:17PM
Agreed! - KingdomKeeper1210  29.1 #0 3:17PM
What!!?? Nooooo!!!! - CaptainEOlove  4.6 #18010 12:40PM
Agree!!! - bondfamluvsdisney  2.1 #56620 9:54PM
They returned @grumpyinphx 's glass slipper. Oh wait, I'm not sure he wanted me to tell that story. Ooops.  - Maddernhorn  219.9 #1625 10:58AM
See can't tell you anything. ..lol - grumpyinphx  231.9 #1477 12:09PM

GOAT EFFECT is finally here for iOS! #SaveTheGoat by knocking the dynamite out of his mouth and see how high you can run your score up! Press on your High Score on the main page to see where you rank in Game Center. Have fun!

- jacdanfan  7804.4 #4 7:44PM
- MadameLeota  1934.9 #69 1:06PM
- pamntink  36.6 #4958 4:34PM
- MimiMouse  1043.3 #150 9:33PM

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 MagicRace!

1. MeridaFan
41630

2. jacdanfan
40000

3. MelodyMouse
40000

4. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
31750

5. PrincessCindy
25400

6. secretagentangel
24900

7. debbiev
24250

8. DisneyGrandma
21000

9. draven898
20450

10. nataska1989
20000

 

A list I made....for spending money!! Figures... - debbiev  914.4 #174 2:42PM
Lol - robmurow  3121.3 #36 4:03PM
Haha, @MeridaFan my husband knows me too well!! - debbiev  914.4 #174 10:06PM
Me too! hahahaha - luxkitty  2063.5 #59 8:34PM
πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ - debbiev  914.4 #174 11:31AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Lilogirl1  53.7 #4303 7:13PM
This list is awesome!!!! LOL We already know Dave spends the most on food and 2BON2B spends the most on dolls. It's funny to think of other possibilities! Great job contributing everyone!!! - MrsSchnooks  2926.7 #38 11:54AM
I just figured out that if you buy 1500 at a time it is a major deal.  but then you get too tempted and buy EVERYTHING!!!!!:D - secretagentangel  1325.8 #105 8:57PM
The dolls! πŸ‘€ - missariel33  1750.5 #76 8:01PM
I spend too much $$ on Disney purses. luxkitty can you relate? Lol - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 9:43PM
Yep @apesandmonkeys lol - luxkitty  2063.5 #59 5:01PM
 Spend too much on everything!  πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3474.9 #28 3:06PM
Shhh!😳😳don't tell my husband πŸ˜‚ - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1018.5 #157 10:00PM
Thank you Admin, for the Costco iTunes card tip and for the generous double credits which, if my math is correct, were actually quadrupled somehow! I'm stunned and grateful.  - MelodyMouse  3494.5 #27 8:20AM
@luxkitty bumped you off sorry πŸ˜‚ - draven898  576.6 #310 1:49PM
Awww man! I gotta step my game up now! Lol - luxkitty  2063.5 #59 2:13PM


 
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. ShariRenee
246.23

2. jacdanfan
240.88

3. goofygal
233.85

4. Tom
153.07

5. HARR_E
139.37

6. Coaster
116.73

7. u163665
105.68

8. WARLOCK
78.73

9. grumpypapa
76.03

10. Song
69.88

 

SEE THE TOP 100

my heroes! - MelodyMouse  3494.5 #27 12:47PM
You guys rock! Thank you! - piratelife4me  863.9 #186 11:09AM
Now these are the people I can count on! - Duffylover13  6.5 #13131 9:04AM
Thanks friends. You're the core of what makes Mouse  - azcoolmom  211.2 #1757 10:15PM

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  1408.5 #98 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  385.3 #521 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I always use this when I shop on Amazon  - Plumiegirl  8344.7 #3 11:26PM
I didn't know about this. I'll do it next time I'm going to shop with Amazon! - melissameow  17.2 #7038 3:23AM

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! 

How cool! Hmmmm now to find someone who needs tickets! - Shameekz  41.3 #4731 3:14PM
Does it include purchasing so cal resident discunted tickets? - HappyPrincess  25.0 #5844 11:49PM
Umm... Excellent question - BeatleMike  565.6 #315 11:23PM
Also doesn't include D23 memberships. ugh. - DLKenCA  1865.1 #72 8:57AM
That's fabulous!!  Thanks!!! - BagGal  230.6 #30 2:54PM

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  886.5 #177 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1258.9 #110 10:53PM
- mckelfam  32.7 #5182 8:46PM
Loooooved it! - melissa_ficent  318.5 #726 9:57PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Jungle Cruise closed Jan 7-9
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
it's a small world closed Jan 26-Feb 5

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Pacific Wharf Cafe closed through Feb 5
Boudin Bakery Tour closed through Jan 26
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

Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.6 #783 8:33AM
Did anyone ride Canal Boats today? Anything to report? - MelodyMouse  3494.5 #27 9:10PM
Did you see the photos yesterday, they have the canal ride  frozen land where old mill was. - secretagentangel  1325.8 #105 2:39PM
I hope they're changing the matterhorn bobsled seats.  Went once after the last refurbishment and NEVER again.  I literally bruised my tailbone. Everyone had back pain for the rest of the day.   - fancyshmancy1999  5.1 #16217 1:04AM
I am afraid to keep looking.  Every time I check it seems like they are adding something else to the list.   - Woozle  27.1 #5624 9:39AM

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