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Jul 11, 2013 7:54 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 7-11-13
Good morning! This day in Disney history, July 11th, 1956: The five members of the Barstow Family of Wethersfield, Connecticut, leave for a week-long dream vacation.

The excited family won a free trip to the newly-opened Disneyland California in a nationwide contest sponsored by Scotch Tape. The winnings included: airfare, hotel accommodations in Pasadena and four days worth of Disneyland tickets! The Barstows made a home movie documenting their families free trip entitled "Disneyland Dream". It was shot with a 16 mm handheld camera and is about 30 mins in length. In 1995, an audio track was added.

In 2008, "Disneyland Dream" was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The Film Registry was also quoted as saying it's "fantastical historical snapshots of early Southern California and the budding importance of the home movies in American cultural studies, as they provide priceless record of time and place".

It really paints a picture of a functioning American middle class family of 1956. The clothes, cars, signs, packaging, planes, haircuts, and luggage–all of it I find interesting to look at. I think I may have been born in the wrong era. ::giggles::

To watch Disneyland Dream:
http://tinyurl.com/lubkxff

Be on the look out for a now known celebrity who has a short appearance in the film. Please let me know who if you find him/her. ;)

*Also on this day in 1987: The Disney Gallery opens in New Orleans Square. The Gallery features the collection of original art models and moquettes representing form decades of Disneyland Design. The gallery closed in 2007. Later the gallery will be remodeled in to what is now the Disney Dream Suite. The Gallery reopened at it's new location on Main Street U.S.A in October, 2009.

Did you ever get a chance to visit this beautiful part of NOS? What did you think of it?

Websites referenced:

thisdayindisneyhistory.com
imdb.com
youtube.com
unitiedstyle.wordpress.com

Tagged in: Disney History  
Great job, thank you for writing this history column! It's fun to read these posts in the morning. - Admin 9:02AM
My pleasure. A true labor of love for MW. 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 3:05PM
Duchess, you are a gem! I share your posts with my employees every day. Thank you for your daily dose of Disney education. - NascarDave  301.2 #822 12:49AM
I remember the Gallery! I had a friend who was a CM at the Hatmosphere, then Star Trader. She put in for the Gallery and was there as a host in the early 90s. - BombFrogFormerCM  816.3 #196 8:05AM
Yes I remember taking my then 3 year old son into the gallery which is now the dream suite. It was very much like the gallery is now, a place to showcase disney art. - Plumiegirl  8427.5 #3 8:42AM
Well that woulda been fun! So much history in there! - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 3:07PM
Oh and hello to both you and plumie! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 3:07PM
Hi Duchess_SMK! - Plumiegirl  8427.5 #3 4:43PM
Thank you for this post. It's awesome. - Dottie-JP  173.7 #2230 8:33AM
You are very welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 3:08PM
I was born in 1956 so it's fun to watch movies showing what the world looked like in my birth year, especially fashions. - DisneyGrandma  788.2 #204 8:34AM
Oops...thanks so much for posting this!!! - DisneyGrandma  788.2 #204 8:35AM
Same as my Mama! Awesome! Yes! The fashions are so great IMO! I wish people still dressed so nice! Oh, and you're so very welcome! - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 3:09PM
I loved the gallery up there! Very sad they transformed it into a dream suite that almost no one gets to enjoy. I love walking through each room knowing what Walt had intended it to be. - justcallmeKP  255.4 #1201 8:37AM
Thanks for mentioning that, I forgot to add that Walt originally built the area To entertain special guests. :) - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 3:11PM
It was so cool seeing how Disneyland looked at 1 year old. Amazing how some parts haven't changed, and that's a good thing! - MrsFletch  125.1 #2989 8:39AM
Agreed!!!! Classics never get "old" at DL! Glad you enjoyed the movie! - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 3:11PM
Still have to finish watching, but wanted to get some comments in before I forget! I haven't even gotten to where they are at Disneyland yet! I had to laugh at the famil's reactions on tape. So cute. I wonder how much that trip was worth in those days. I would probably cringe. or did they say, and I didn't hear it? I did hear them say $300 in cash for spending money and incidentals. Maybe that included their meals, too? Wouldn't you love to go back just one day and be able to pay the cost for everything as it was back then? Ahhh. So nice! Okay. Be back later, when I finish watching. Had to stop to take the mini to day camp. Oh, and I do remember when the Gallery was above Pirates. I used to think I just dreamt that, but nice to know I was right. Thanks again, for the lovely trip down memory lane, Duchess! - MeridaFan  3485.0 #29 9:07AM
I loved the "over acting" it was so cute! Honestly I don't know how much a trip like that would have costs, hoping someone in here might have a better idea. And no, you didn't dream it! It was real! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 3:14PM
I love this film, too. Husband tells me thats Steve Martin in it! - EastBaytoLA  585.9 #307 9:10AM
πŸ””πŸ””πŸ”” someone knew the answer! Now, where exactly did he appear?! - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 3:15PM
Juggling near the entrance. Check him out - he's rad. - EastBaytoLA  585.9 #307 7:15PM
You said RAD too?! I like you already! πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 7:36PM
Awwww--thank you! Time for a meetup. I'll be back down for Dapper Day and hope to meet some MWers. You and Churro seem rad, too😘😘 - EastBaytoLA  585.9 #307 9:11PM
Oh! Dapper day is so fun! Hope I get to go this time! I'd love to meet ya! And churro?! OH YES! She's probably the radest girl you'll ever meet! πŸ‘―πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 9:40PM
I remember that gallery. There was a painting in there of the elephants in the jungle cruise. It was signed with my name and the year I was born. I always told people I painted it and they believed me - philliprocks  991.9 #163 9:14AM
πŸ˜‚ Dang! You were one talented baby! 😜 - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 3:16PM
I also loved the Gallery and miss it dearly also miss being able to go out in the balcony for VIP seating for Fantasmic when it wasn't being used by VIPs. Cast members used to give away those seats to fill in the extra space if it wasnt going to be used for a particular show. - TrampsLady  1641.1 #85 9:21AM
Oh yes! I forgotten about the balcony seating! Thank you for mentioning that! :) - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 3:17PM
That would have been amazing!!!! - PixiePirateMaid  311.8 #752 9:26AM
The vacation? Or seeing the gallery above pirates? ;) ((hugs)) hope you're having a great day! - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 3:18PM
The vacation! Well and the gallery! - PixiePirateMaid  311.8 #752 5:56PM
πŸ˜‚ Agreed! - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 8:30PM
I really enjoyed watching that!! I love how much more simple things were back in that era. It's also nice to see how a lot of Disneyland is much more preserved than I had believed before. - London-In-Wonderland  450.9 #433 9:33AM
Oh good!!!!!! I sometimes think that most of us get so caught up in the newest and greatest that we forget how wonderful the simple things are. Yes! I agree, DL really does an AMZING job maintaining the property! :) - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 3:20PM
I love how he says 'Califor-nee-uh.' πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ And 'Los Angeleez.' And that they have to stay in Pasadena! Nothing closer to Disneyland? I'll bet it was Exciting once the DL hotel opened! Gosh. I did not see any celebrity, though. I must have blinked during that part! Need to watch again, I guess. I find it amazing that after so many years have passed, how much has actually stayed the same. Main Street doesn't look a lot different. Even if there are name changes here and there. It still, thankfully, has that turn into the 20th century look and feel, doesn't it? Just what we want! - MeridaFan  3485.0 #29 9:35AM
::whispers:: look for a juggler.....I loved listening to them say those words too. Heck, Pasadena IS close! If I lived that close I'd be in the parks everyday! πŸ˜‚You're right! DL has done an amazing job keeping the parks in tip top shape! Magic! - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 8:34PM
Wow this is so cool, I've never seen this before!! I really love vintage DL, and the era when Walt was always in or near the park! Thanks again for these truly amazing posts!! - adisneyfamily  838.5 #191 9:52AM
Oh neat! I love that you hadn't seen this before! Me too! Where's a time machine when ya need one eh? - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 8:35PM
Oh my stars! Hubby and I were just talking about the Disney Gallery yesterday! And I was showing him pictures of the Dream Suite and how it came to be! Thank you Duchess! - MrsSchnooks  2981.3 #38 12:05PM
Really?! What a ka-winkie-dink!!! You're so very welcome!! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 8:37PM
Thanks so much for posting the link to that movie!! It was awesome!!! I loved seeing the Huntington hotel from back then!! My mom grew up in Pasadena and she would take us to visit the grounds a lot as kids!! It was neat seeing the other spots of LA and Catalina!! I loved seeing DL as it was back then. There were some attractions I never saw as a kid, so it was neat hearing and seeing those! I just loved how everyone dressed back then. This is a great piece of American history all around!! This is probably my favorite history posts!! I also remember going to the Gallery a lot!! We would go up there to get away from the crowds!! It was one of my favorites spot to look at Disney art. I was bummed when they closed it. - caramiapoohAKAface  3460.4 #31 1:45PM
😳😱 your favorite?! Wow! How awesome! Well I'm super honered you enjoyed it! You seem like such a kindered spirit, we just love that era! I can't wait to see you swing dance sometime! I hear you're amazing! - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 8:39PM
The video was amazing! Thanks for sharing! It was so cool to see stuff that I had heard about but never seen! - MelodyTime  297.4 #846 1:49PM
Oh awesome! So happy you enjoyed it! My sincere pleasure! - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 8:40PM
I remember visiting CA in early 70s before moving here and hitting some of the same spots and just being in awe: the beach, Hollywood, Dland, Universal. This was a great trip back in time. Thanks! - HalfCaff  425.5 #458 2:36PM
Landmarks of epic proportion! So glad you enjoyed it! - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 8:41PM
Just finished watching this with my mini...amazing It was so cool to watch together!! She was so excited to see Casey Jr :) Thank you for sharing this!! Makes me want to visit my Dad & watch it with him now! :) - MissAmericaSings  374.7 #549 3:04PM
Awe! Yay! Is dad close?! Can you do that soon? - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 8:42PM
Thanks Duchess! Guess who I went to visit today? :) - MissAmericaSings  374.7 #549 9:05PM
😍 Daddy?! Awe! This made me smile! Yay! - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 9:35PM
Thank you for sharing this with us. It was very cool to see Disneyland back in time. :) wish there was footage from the 80s from when I was a kiddo. - PrincessKaylee  249.9 #1256 3:12PM
You're so welcome. Oh honey, try doing a search on YouTube! :) there is tons! ::high five:: to a fellow 80's baby! - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 8:43PM
I remember going into the gallery on one of our trips when I was little. It was my birthday, so I got to talk to goofy on the phone 😊 - MEHlanie_Mouse  1114.5 #137 3:35PM
Awe how neat! - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 8:43PM
CLASSIC!!!!!!! I want that lunch bagπŸ” - bonedaddy909  1244.6 #115 5:39PM
πŸ˜‚ You see lunch bags, interesting thing to notice. ;) - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 8:44PM
This is great, we took my mother-in-law there every visit to Disneyland. Thank you for the information. - CabanaQueen  7.7 #11594 5:59PM
Awe that's great! You're welcome! :) - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 8:45PM
I do not remember visiting the gallery there but what a great video. Thank you Duchess! - GrumpyPirateDad  1818.9 #75 6:07PM
You got it my grumpy pirate friend! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 8:53PM
I loved the gallery! When I was 14/15 years old my friend and I had APs and would go in there all the time to sit and girl talk. I really loved it. - DizPrincess_Sam  307.9 #786 7:42PM
πŸ˜πŸ‘― what a fun memory! Thanks for sharing with us! Ok, think that's everyone, fewwww! Y'all were so chatty today! I love it! πŸ˜‚πŸ‘‹ thanks for reading! - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 8:55PM
Awesome video Duchess! πŸ‘ - Sonja  6536.3 #12 9:24PM
How cool! - debbiereis  25.6 #5800 9:32PM
I remember the Gallery, really enjoyed it up there! Thanks also for this awesome video, we watched it as a family and really enjoyed. My kids were amazed and a bit confused with how different everything was, LOL! I am going to send to my Mom also...she was born the year before and visited DL often as a child. Her parents and brother have now passed away so this will be special and bittersweet for her too. πŸ’— - MinnieMousewife  807.4 #199 9:57PM
What a great video! Loved the injection of humor in it-- like thr family going from the water up back on the diving board, mom opening her little bag and it being full of food- Wish I could do that! It's amazing how much Disneyland has change so much especially with the foliage. Crazy how dry it used to be-Like on the jungle Cruise. Thanks so much for sharing this little bit of Americana. We all here at mousewait sure know just how special Disneyland is - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4971.5 #18 12:13PM
This was awesome. Thank you for posting! - streetsweeper  512.2 #364 1:21PM
What Great history - gonzofam  303.3 #808 12:38AM

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What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1410.8 #100 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10404 2:12PM
Friday thru Sunday for UsπŸ˜ƒ.....Wait a minute😳what the heck is a crowding meetup and what would we be crowding into??πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - bonedaddy909  1244.6 #115 7:09PM
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  1345.4 #107 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1345.4 #107 10:47PM
We'll make an official post but right now it looks like a Dapper Days meetup at noon or 1 in front of the castle. More info soon!! - secretagentangel  1345.4 #107 6:45PM
What day Friday, or Sunday  - pikarich  3459.1 #32 4:53PM
Sunday at noon in front of castle.  - secretagentangel  1345.4 #107 7:10PM
So what's the official word for Dapper Day meetup?? - BrerPam  207.5 #1804 3:02PM
I apologize,  I am trying to get someone to host one as I don't know if I can go with two brothers in two hospitals but if you would like to host or post one most said do it at 12 in front of castle . Or I can post for you too. There is a company selling vintage clothes at the hotel from I believe 12 to 8 so you can still have time for that!  - secretagentangel  1345.4 #107 4:40PM
ANNUAL PASSHOLDERS ROYAL MEETUP FOR TUESDAY FEBRUARY 24th! 7:30 ! Meetup in front of train station for group photo and then some shenanigans maybe??? See you there! - secretagentangel  1345.4 #107 6:23PM

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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

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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  404.3 #492 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #12696 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 #650 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
thanks! I just got the first one for my kindle!  - LuvMySmallWorld  39.7 #4823 9:09AM
- Plumiegirl  8427.5 #3 7:03PM

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!

I think I'm too dumb to figure this game out! I have no idea what's going on. I throw for dogs and sometimes the miners fall over and sometimes they don't. Then it will randomly say hit the goat, which I do and nothing happens. I've tried playing for literally an hour hoping I would catch on and I'm not gettin it. Can someone far more intelligent then I am give me a hint as to what is supposed to be happeneing? πŸ˜ƒ - BellesLibrary  402.9 #499 9:39PM
I'm right there with you. I can't seem to figure out the game either. I do the exact same thing as you. Someone please explain the object of this game. I'm about to delete it.  - Kfeatherer  347.6 #616 6:26AM
I'm completely hopeless at this. I think I hit the goat once and still don't know how - montanapixies  43.4 #4669 12:42PM
- jacdanfan  8041.1 #4 7:44PM
- MoreGumboPlease  225.1 #1567 11:45AM
Well give it a try. - tinkhardt  0.5 #76581 9:38PM

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  2382.9 #49 7:23PM
 I agree,for life - bonedaddy909  1244.6 #115 6:56AM
Completely agree!!!       - adisneyfamily  838.5 #191 10:23AM
Gotta love NOS!    - grumpypapa  2836.9 #39 4:12AM
Don't forget the food too! - quote  24.2 #0 11:53AM
It's such a beautiful area. - LaPearleNoir  1357.7 #106 6:32AM
Nooooo captain EO needs to go! - hairdog67  258.6 #1173 4:17PM
Agreed! - KingdomKeeper1210  29.1 #0 3:17PM
What!!?? Nooooo!!!! - CaptainEOlove  4.6 #18163 12:40PM
Agree!!! - bondfamluvsdisney  2.1 #56912 9:54PM
They returned @grumpyinphx 's glass slipper. Oh wait, I'm not sure he wanted me to tell that story. Ooops.  - Maddernhorn  337.8 #648 10:58AM
See can't tell you anything. ..lol - grumpyinphx  278.9 #967 12:09PM


Great job everyone!!!  - Boundin  565.4 #320 9:24PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.0 #1946 11:22PM
Whoo hoooo Made the list - Fantasmicfan1  686.7 #241 11:30AM
Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4138.4 #24 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  686.7 #241 12:34PM

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 #4753 3:14PM
Does it include purchasing so cal resident discunted tickets? - HappyPrincess  25.1 #5862 11:49PM
Umm... Excellent question - BeatleMike  567.7 #319 11:23PM
Hi, Has anyone bought tickets?  I tried the link about which took me to the news feed but I cant find where to get the tickets.  Is it just on ios ?  Thanks - AliceInWaiting  44.5 #4626 6:21AM
The same thing happens to me when I try to fill out the HoJo form. πŸ˜• - Jess0  173.8 #2227 9:18AM
Admin - secretagentangel  1345.4 #107 11:38PM
AliceInWaiting this should be fixed now. Here's the link if you want to share it with others http://bit.ly/Hv3Zjp thanks! - Admin  2:03PM
Jess0 the Hojo form should be working now too, thanks! - Admin  2:09PM
Thanks, Admin! - Jess0  173.8 #2227 2:59PM
Thanks @admin for the fix :) - AliceInWaiting  44.5 #4626 8:29PM

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

1. CobbPR
6544

2. uscdisneyteacher
5586

3. Dave
5018

4. BaseballMickey_CM
4838

5. Stitch_Legacy
4490

6. Duchess_SMK
4425

7. ElSuperRaton
4197

8. Plumiegirl
4075

9. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
3880

10. LoneRAYnger
3616



SEE THE TOP 100

Take me to your Quality Leaders - MelodyMouse  3618.9 #27 1:04PM
Phillip is on another list! My hit list! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.7 #0 1:41PM
Them is fighting words - philliprocks  991.9 #163 1:57PM
It's not nice to hit  - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4138.4 #24 6:41PM
But sometimes he deserves it! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.7 #0 10:00AM
He throws Rocks doe - RickChavez  3321.0 #33 3:07PM
Anyone here in DL today would like some company for a few hours? - jamesmuller8  0.0 #64324 1:07PM
Soo nice you asked, I wish I were there now, will be later though - TinkerbellRings  1.5 #59616 9:29AM
World of color used to be sit down several yrs ago... dont know who decided to change it to standing.... - HappyPrincess  25.1 #5862 8:25PM

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. WARLOCK
251.13

2. jacdanfan
217.53

3. goofygal
184.27

4. Tom
165.57

5. HARR_E
129.95

6. ShariRenee
120.85

7. Coaster
100.97

8. MelodyMouse
99.53

9. OhanaPhoto
82.12

10.
71.03

 

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Thanks for fixing this! - MelodyMouse  3618.9 #27 10:48PM

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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 #5687 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  2222.5 #56 12:00AM
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Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  385.6 #525 12:40PM
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I always use this when I shop on Amazon  - Plumiegirl  8427.5 #3 11:26PM
I didn't know about this. I'll do it next time I'm going to shop with Amazon! - melissameow  22.8 #6158 3:23AM

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
60.23

2. PixiePrincessPolly
16.62

3. Goofytom
13.46

4. DisneylandOrBust
11.19

5. richiii3
6.99

6. DlandDude
5.3

7. SplashLover24
4.04

8. Dolewhipped
3.71

9. chrismis21
2.22

10. Boundin
2.18

 

What the! I made a top 10 list! I lose like half my games but at least I play. Atora should know, she made a fool of me. What was it 28 to 12? - philliprocks  991.9 #163 6:51PM
Ouch! She's pretty tough to beat. - sawman911  665.7 #254 10:19PM
Ready for a rematch? 😈 - Atora  2357.0 #51 5:49PM
If I say yes, I'm lying. If I say no I'm a sissy  - philliprocks  991.9 #163 7:46PM
Hahahaha!  - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 6:51PM
Woo woo! Look at you! - BellesLibrary  402.9 #499 3:36PM
You're just the 9th loser! Loser - SnoopMousyMouse  41.7 #0 1:11PM
And you're a sissy anyway - SnoopMousyMouse  41.7 #0 1:11PM
I smell a recount due to dangling chads @philliprocks⚠ - MickeyLumboCM  813.6 #197 7:06PM
Wow congrats Phillip! You're moving on up!  - BellesLibrary  402.9 #499 5:41PM
Annnnnnnnnd.... ur gone - SpiritOfAdventure  1029.4 #155 11:24PM
Whaaaaaa??? I'm on The List! I...... I feel so honored! I don't know what to say! Id like to thanks my parents for.... Lol jk. Kind of shocked. I usually lose. - BellesLibrary  402.9 #499 11:34PM
Ha! I don't know how I have any points.  Keep losing to @DisneyMakesMeSmile - PixiePrincessPolly  27.1 #5655 7:17PM
I was #1 once, a long time ago...in a galaxy far far away. ✨ - TinkerSchelle  1410.8 #100 10:47PM
Wow that's impressive. I think my best was # 7 - philliprocks  991.9 #163 9:06PM
(It was the first night---but don't tell anyone....πŸ˜‚) - TinkerSchelle  1410.8 #100 12:26AM

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The Season Two cover is revealed through an epic trailer--a tribute to Walt Disney. Check it out below and go here to get more info on MouseWait's hit series Deadliest Cast Member. Follow us on Facebook here

Looks good - Chumash28  1080.0 #144 4:48PM
How exciting! Always love your trailers! - Duchess_SMK  5831.7 #14 7:42AM
I can't wait to start reading this.  - grumpypapa  2836.9 #39 7:23PM
When oh when will this be available on iTunes?!?! I have never finished a book so quickly. I am rereading it with my son while anxiously waiting for season 2 to be iTunes ready. Please hurry! - snitsos  26.8 #5687 9:54PM

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  1081.2 #143 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  665.7 #254 6:30PM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  29.9 #5419 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1081.2 #143 1:21PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.0 #64950 2:19PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Peter Pan closed through May 7
Sleeping Beauty Castle closed through March 2
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 #788 8:33AM
Did anyone ride Canal Boats today? Anything to report? - MelodyMouse  3618.9 #27 9:10PM
Did you see the photos yesterday, they have the canal ride  frozen land where old mill was. - secretagentangel  1345.4 #107 2:39PM
Darn, Matterhorn will be closed when I'm there - TakeMeToNeverland19  11.7 #8785 5:29PM
Looks like redwood creek will open earlier. 3/3 I think - aud2580  9.9 #9749 3:22PM

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
34750

5. secretagentangel
26400

6. PrincessCindy
25400

7. debbiev
24250

8. DisneyGrandma
22500

9. draven898
22450

10. nataska1989
20000

 

A list I made....for spending money!! Figures... - debbiev  930.6 #171 2:42PM
Lol - RobMurow_  3118.4 #37 4:03PM
Haha, @MeridaFan my husband knows me too well!! - debbiev  930.6 #171 10:06PM
Me too! hahahaha - luxkitty  2222.5 #56 8:34PM
πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ - debbiev  930.6 #171 11:31AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Lilogirl1  58.3 #4194 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  2981.3 #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  1345.4 #107 8:57PM
The dolls! πŸ‘€ - missariel33  1810.3 #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  2222.5 #56 5:01PM
 Spend too much on everything!  πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3485.0 #29 3:06PM
Shhh!😳😳don't tell my husband πŸ˜‚ - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1076.9 #145 10:00PM
@luxkitty bumped you off sorry πŸ˜‚ - draven898  632.5 #277 1:49PM
Awww man! I gotta step my game up now! Lol - luxkitty  2222.5 #56 2:13PM
Omg I just saw I made the list lol... - Minnie13  154.0 #2543 12:23PM

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3. RickChavez
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4. ScooterMike
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5. SPandEvLover
3278.24

6. IDVandalSkipperCM
2279.61

7. caramiapoohAKAface
3460.42

8. Dave
12162.7

9. Duchess_SMK
5831.74

10. JustCantWait
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Thank you everyone! You do a great job keeping us in the know and making MW a must have for Disney info!!! - Boundin  565.4 #320 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  571.7 #316 2:36PM
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  212.0 #1747 8:38PM
I don't think this list ever updates! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Paging @Admin! Can we get this fixed? ☺️ - SPandEvLover  3278.2 #34 2:23AM
yes! Thank you @admin. And maybe start a fresh one without comments from over a year ago - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4971.5 #18 9:20AM

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1. Winnie111286
333.67

2. Tom
270.16

3. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
265.76

4. WARLOCK
251.32

5. jacdanfan
235.44

6. Sweet_Irish_Cream
198.8

7. goofygal
194.4

8. ShariRenee
190.07

9. HARR_E
165.85

10. Fantasmicfan1
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This list seems a little off this month - MelodyMouse  3618.9 #27 2:27PM
It's way off FYI - ShariRenee  5292.1 #15 3:04PM
Hm. What's up,Admin? - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4971.5 #18 4:22PM
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