Duchess_SMK    
 6481.6 #19 (DL Qual #8

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  6481.6 #19 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  323.6 #807 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  1025.4 #190 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  10309.8 #8 8:42AM
Well that woulda been fun! So much history in there! - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 3:07PM
Oh and hello to both you and plumie! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 3:07PM
Hi Duchess_SMK! - Plumiegirl  10309.8 #8 4:43PM
Thank you for this post. It's awesome. - Dottie-JP  173.7 #2377 8:33AM
You are very welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 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  880.9 #211 8:34AM
Oops...thanks so much for posting this!!! - DisneyGrandma  880.9 #211 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  6481.6 #19 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  274.4 #1153 8:37AM
Thanks for mentioning that, I forgot to add that Walt originally built the area To entertain special guests. :) - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 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  237.3 #1543 8:39AM
Agreed!!!! Classics never get "old" at DL! Glad you enjoyed the movie! - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 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  4243.8 #36 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  6481.6 #19 3:14PM
I love this film, too. Husband tells me thats Steve Martin in it! - EastBaytoLA  1145.8 #162 9:10AM
πŸ””πŸ””πŸ”” someone knew the answer! Now, where exactly did he appear?! - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 3:15PM
Juggling near the entrance. Check him out - he's rad. - EastBaytoLA  1145.8 #162 7:15PM
You said RAD too?! I like you already! πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 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  1145.8 #162 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  6481.6 #19 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 - phillip...  1357.4 #132 9:14AM
πŸ˜‚ Dang! You were one talented baby! 😜 - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 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  1641.8 #107 9:21AM
Oh yes! I forgotten about the balcony seating! Thank you for mentioning that! :) - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 3:17PM
That would have been amazing!!!! - PixiePirateMaid  355.2 #679 9:26AM
The vacation? Or seeing the gallery above pirates? ;) ((hugs)) hope you're having a great day! - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 3:18PM
The vacation! Well and the gallery! - PixiePirateMaid  355.2 #679 5:56PM
πŸ˜‚ Agreed! - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 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  451.0 #503 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  6481.6 #19 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  4243.8 #36 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  6481.6 #19 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  1004.0 #193 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  6481.6 #19 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! - Cinderella_Schnooks  3379.3 #43 12:05PM
Really?! What a ka-winkie-dink!!! You're so very welcome!! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 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. - caramiapoohluvsbb8  4480.0 #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  6481.6 #19 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  313.6 #858 1:49PM
Oh awesome! So happy you enjoyed it! My sincere pleasure! - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 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  582.6 #356 2:36PM
Landmarks of epic proportion! So glad you enjoyed it! - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 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  427.1 #528 3:04PM
Awe! Yay! Is dad close?! Can you do that soon? - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 8:42PM
Thanks Duchess! Guess who I went to visit today? :) - MissAmericaSings  427.1 #528 9:05PM
😍 Daddy?! Awe! This made me smile! Yay! - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 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 #1383 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  6481.6 #19 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  1116.2 #168 3:35PM
Awe how neat! - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 8:43PM
CLASSIC!!!!!!! I want that lunch bagπŸ” - bonedaddy909  1564.0 #112 5:39PM
πŸ˜‚ You see lunch bags, interesting thing to notice. ;) - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 8:44PM
This is great, we took my mother-in-law there every visit to Disneyland. Thank you for the information. - CabanaQueen  7.7 #13495 5:59PM
Awe that's great! You're welcome! :) - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 8:45PM
I do not remember visiting the gallery there but what a great video. Thank you Duchess! - GrumpyPirateDad  1938.8 #92 6:07PM
You got it my grumpy pirate friend! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6481.6 #19 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  315.3 #849 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  6481.6 #19 8:55PM
Awesome video Duchess! πŸ‘ - Sonja  7123.1 #15 9:24PM
How cool! - debbiereis  25.9 #6570 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  916.3 #205 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 - misschurro...  7123.9 #14 12:13PM
This was awesome. Thank you for posting! - streetsweeper  529.7 #410 1:21PM
What Great history - gonzofam  303.5 #919 12:38AM

Thanked by:  Atora 2702.2 #53   BombFrog-formerCM 1025.4 #190   fantasmicfan02 53.9 #4707   erinten 539.9 #398   Cinderell-E1979 1025.5 #189   friendlymouse 727.9 #270   Dottie-JP 173.7 #2377   ribidib 1187.7 #154   MrsFletch 237.3 #1543   keepmovingforward 244.8 #1444   mickeyat 2072.0 #80   DreadPiratesRogers 852.9 #220   missariel33 2115.6 #75   Admin   chhunkie 311.9 #868   meridafan 4243.8 #36   mommy2cvc 259.6 #1291   OhanaPhoto 6283.3 #20   PixiPirateMaid 355.2 #679   robmurow 3118.4 #37   Paden1127 468.6 #478   InnerSpaceman 49.6 #4891   adisneyfamily 1004.0 #193   disneygal 433.2 #519   Ladystrac 452.0 #501   princessb5 190.9 #2143   LilSterner 5680.4 #23   emilizle 390.5 #588   Twitterpated 276.2 #1128   RickChavez 3671.6 #41   dizneedude 1095.3 #173   lotusflow3r 172.3 #2406   ShariRenee 9623.3 #9   GrumpyPirateDad 1938.8 #92   aprilinjune4 483.5 #452   RadiatorSprings4Ever 1750.9 #101   Hop-Low 634.5 #328   MrsSchnooks 3379.3 #43   LivingTheMagic 36.3 #5556   QueenMiranda 400.7 #575   secretagentangel 5755.5 #22   nicealex77 727.6 #271   caramiapoohAKAface 4480.0 #31   KelstersInc2319 60.5 #4503   DisneyDoorite 359.1 #664   MelodyTime 313.6 #858   dimplesdanie 1236.9 #146   HalfCaff 582.6 #356   Stitch_Legacy 5143.4 #26   NellTinkerBell 322.8 #814   MissAmericaSings 427.1 #528   dumbbunny 627.2 #333   PrincessKaylee 249.9 #1383   mini_MINNIE  1165.8 #157   MEHlanie_Mouse 1116.2 #168   MissSeaMonkey 295.7 #974   hatgal76 451.9 #502   JediKitty 1139.6 #164   50sKid 364.9 #642   GheeButtersnaps 377.6 #612   Tom 12229.6 #5   PrincessDaisy 350.1 #692   Willierose 2350.9 #69   We3LuvDisney 183.9 #2233   DizPrincess_Sam 315.3 #849   MarshaMouse 5036.1 #27   brigeet 579.3 #361   Krista0126 0.4 #85134   InspectorCAB 802.1 #235   Sonja 7123.1 #15   MinnieMousewife 916.3 #205   notw12 183.6 #2241   pixiedreamer 219.7 #1771   HandMeAChurroImmaFaint 7123.9 #14   dreaminofdisney 7.2 #14146   MrsPrinceCharming   Snow33 195.2 #2092   NascarDave 323.6 #807   KelleyandTyler22 834.6 #223   AliceandMHatter 5.2 #18408  

 
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. Melody_CM
231

2. Tom
213.4

3. Coaster
186.6

4. Winnie111286
171.47

5. Fantasmicfan1
170.67

6. goofygal
123.2

7. secretagentangel
114.17

8. jacdanfan
113.27

9. JPatDL
112.25

10. grumpypapa
107.5

 

SEE THE TOP 100

14 more days and I shall be entering in wait times for the first time( I was slow and shy to post). Well actually it will be 15 days. The first  day we check in and go to Trader Sam's. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  48.2 #4947 7:14AM
Wow! I'm on the list 😊 - disneymom1  259.9 #1286 10:17PM
πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ» - LaPearleNoir  2184.7 #74 8:33PM
Yea!  We'll be looking for your pics and "live" posts, too. Have a wonderful trip! - Ilovegoofy  37.3 #5485 3:36PM

Get a quick overview of the new features in MouseWait 9 for iOS, our biggest update since 2009! Get the free version here, or upgrade to Platinum here

Just installed the MW app on my new phone yesterday. This will be very helpful for me since I am used to the android version. Thank you. - teapotsandteacups  336.4 #741 11:41PM

Credits Hall of Fame. This real-time list honors the top Credits purchasers by showing the total number of Credits purchased. These MouseWaiters play an integral part in helping us maintain and innovate. Thank you to everyone who buys Credits in the MW iOS app, TRIVILATOR, and Goat Effect!

1. secretagentangel
97300

2. jacdanfan
95000

3. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
78500

4. leopardditz2000
71000

5. DisneyGrandma
65000

6. teapotsandteacups
60000

7. Melody_CM
55000

8. debbiev
52750

9. DarthFairy
48950

10. MeridaFan
46130

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  814.5 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  135.1 #3007 9:06PM
@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  652.2 #313 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. πŸ˜‚ - DisLUVney  635.4 #327 9:23PM
I finally made a list besides wait times.wait times has become almost impossible with the crowds,reception blows.but thank you for all you do@@@@Admin - DarthFairy  474.0 #466 7:43PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  108.8 #3494 12:21PM

Our new Walt Disney World App for iOS is here! MagicSearch, upNEXT, new Lounge, and tons of other upgrades. Go get it here. You can see all of the new features and how tos here

thanks admin - Fantasmicfan1  2113.6 #76 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  11880.2 #6 6:08AM
  - JediKitty  1139.6 #164 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  301.3 #934 1:34AM

Disneyland unFORECAST (BETA) is here! Top MouseWaiters giving you the rundown of what's happening at the Disneyland Resort. The unFORECAST now has its own page on the web www.unFORECAST.com

unFORECAST for the month of April 2016
Spring Break traffic continues to make the Parks busy, however, we've made it past the heaviest part of Spring Break. Expect strong crowd levels through April 11th, and then things should slow down a bit. Look for crowds to pick up again at the end of the month and through May. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), through April 11, 2015, crowds averaged in the low 80s (approx 80% capacity), then the Crowd Index dipped into the 60s, until later in the month when the Crowd Index rose to the 70s. Remember, we've seen larger crowds ever since the 60th Celebration began, so keep that in mind when looking at historical Crowd Index data. To get a real-time look at crowd levels, check the MouseWait App for Crowd Index averages and wait times. Have a great week! - Admin Apr 4, 2016 3:24PM



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  643.2 #323 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.6 #7387 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  442.0 #509 7:32AM
I love these posts!  I do have a question/request/suggestion...is there a way to only show the 3-4 most recent posts?  It's a lot to scroll through. @@Admin - TiggersAndTinks  175.6 #2342 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  270.9 #1180 5:04PM
I'm glad Saturday's are good we are going tomorrow ! - vanessav87  5.4 #17926 3:45PM
Saturday's are less busy - DarthFairy  474.0 #466 2:18PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.6 #75275 12:12PM

Earn 1000 Credits for staying at MouseWait Platinum Partner Hotels! Each night that you stay at the Hojo Anaheim 714-776-6120 or the brand new Courtyard Marriott Theme Park Entrance Hotel 714-254-1442 you will earn 1000 Credits! Just send an email to [email protected] after your stay with your confirmation number and check in date, and we will add the Credits to your account! Make sure to mention MouseWait when you reserve your rooms. 

When you support our Platinum Partner Hotels, you help us to improve MouseWait. Both hotels are run by the best management team in the business, and you won't get better service anywhere else!

Credits have been applied to everyone's account as of today! - Admin 11:40AM
I just called them to price out our potential trip in June. Chris was so nice and the MW savings are phenomenal! Still waiting on work vacation approval to reserve the room!  - HNL2SFO  296.3 #969 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  154.2 #2693 3:57PM
Good morning @@@@@@Admin I submitted a stay at Hojo for 7/2/15.Β  I haven't seen the Credits yet.Β  Would you please check the records?Β  I can resubmit the Form if you need me to.Β  As always, thanks for all your wonderful help. - Winnie111286  15853.3 #3 8:02AM
Admin Thanks - Winnie111286  15853.3 #3 3:18PM
Hi @@@@@@Admin I filled out the form for 2/28 at Hojo and haven't seen any Credits. I also sent you a Support Ticket last week. Would you please look into this? As always, Thanks  @@@@@@Admin - Winnie111286  15853.3 #3 10:50PM
Admin - Winnie111286  15853.3 #3 4:46PM


Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.2 #34 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  2113.6 #76 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1229.6 #147 3:48PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2080 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1241.4 #145 5:56AM
Nice, my first time on the list and I have 2! Thank you!   - sunvalgifts  108.8 #3494 11:56AM
Oops! It didn't seem to post the first time lol. Sorry for the double post.  - sunvalgifts  108.8 #3494 11:58AM
Thank you to all who post from the park!! Love seeing the park when I cannot be there. - snowgrey  7.6 #13622 2:49PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey
7856.07

2. Stitch_Legacy
5143.36

3. RickChavez
3671.63

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4708.99

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8
4479.97

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2530.99

8. DLKenCA
2724

9. Dave
13763.9

10. LilSterner
5680.36



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4427.7 #33 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  9623.3 #9 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4427.7 #33 10:56PM

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  2424.7 #63 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  301.3 #934 6:28PM
Oh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ just realized that post was 2+ years oldπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well people are still taking turns very slowly. Maybe it's the app, not the players.  - DisneyMom13  301.3 #934 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2783.4 #49 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4243.8 #36 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #68043 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  408.1 #561 12:18PM
It happens, if you want start a game and I'll play you. I take a couple days off a week but I'll finish the games I start. - richiii3  1369.4 #130 2:20PM

See what Kate can do for you, and experience Disneyland like a VIP! Get your own Virtual Plaid in the App Store today, it's FREE! http://apple.co/1WL7y9I

- RetroDisneyPins2002  42.7 #5196 8:01AM
- CT4625  45.2 #5085 8:30PM

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

1. May the 4th be with us pika style
May 04, 2016 06:00pm

2. #MWMEETUP TRIVIA, Disney Racers and More
May 06, 2016 06:00pm

3. Az meet up
May 28, 2016 06:00pm

4. #MWMEETUP ONE LAST TIME
Aug 06, 2016 12:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1241.4 #145 12:31AM
It was January 8 I think but I left it as I think it's funnyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I'll have to delete it😭😭 - secretagentangel  5755.5 #22 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1241.4 #145 6:03AM
It looks like we need to get more official meet-ups happening in the parks.  πŸ˜„ - LaPearleNoir  2184.7 #74 9:38AM
I do one a week but we need more! We were saying last week to add an Astro blaster to Friday maybe? We could do a monorail or BRMRR sweeper tooπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Plus I'm trying to post a few ahead of time so people can plan. Next week the meetup we do for MW  had to be Friday again but hopefully Tuesday  the next week! We have two very cool ones coming up next month! It's a secret😎😎😎😎 - secretagentangel  5755.5 #22 9:47PM
Your Tuesday night meet up is great but I'm just remembering all the meetups we used to have.  I wonder what the meet ups are next month..... I'll be there with my  - LaPearleNoir  2184.7 #74 10:30PM
i keep ending up with tues classes,  and missing the tues meetups.  so glad i have made a few of them! - MsTikiMermadam  1241.4 #145 6:05AM
I'll post the ones I know about, I'm switching some to weekends too. And maybe get a few others too! 😊 - secretagentangel  5755.5 #22 8:49PM
Sad but won't be there until 2017 but would really love to meet some of you incredible people - mjpdisney67  33.5 #5794 6:45PM
Would love to be able to attend a meetup someday! - jackattacksmom  19.0 #7734 11:36PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Monorail REOPENS MAY 20
River Belle Terrace transforms into a table service restaurant Feb 10
Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue CLOSED permanently
Fantasmic! Jan 10-TBA
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-TBA
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-TBA
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-TBA
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes Jan 10-TBA
Tom Sawyer Island Jan 10-TBA

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Silly Symphony Swings closed -- TBA
Grizzly River Run closed April 18 -- May 17
Disney's Aladdin is permanenly closed--Frozen will take its place


 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7455 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  350.1 #692 8:33AM
Any idea when Autotopia will re-open?  - CentralCoastAuntVon  72.8 #4160 9:51PM
hopefully never - Dave   13763.9 #4 9:27PM
Bully - secretagentangel  5755.5 #22 1:57PM
My Kids enjoy Autopia - E-Ticket  1470.1 #117 8:29PM
Haha we do enjoy Autopia also!! My niece is very concerned about all the construction going on but knows it will be much better!  - CentralCoastAuntVon  72.8 #4160 1:17PM
Dave be nice!!! My sister is mentally handicapped and only loves autotopia and teacups... But the fumes make her faint. lol! Dave I hear you!  - verofern  138.4 #2958 1:56AM
Will Indiana jones reopen on the 3 or will it reopen on the 4 - Disneylandgirl1955  45.3 #5079 5:52AM
It was open today - AngieC  238.2 #1528 10:58PM

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  2000.8 #86 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  421.0 #540 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
Just spent $100. Surely not my last order this month - Dianat710  52.7 #4754 4:46PM
Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  108.8 #3494 9:45AM

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

Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.1 #4584 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  75.3 #4103 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2783.4 #49 9:33AM
I miss the Electrical Parade.  My mom was actually covering a story about the Electrical Parade and got to ride in one of the vehicles.  - RetroDisneyPins2002  42.7 #5196 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  301.3 #934 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  580.9 #358 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7062 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  41.6 #5245 7:25PM

Follow the new MouseWait Blog for updates, how-tos, tips, contests, and more! (Big Thunder pic by CJ)

Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  54.0 #4705 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  301.3 #934 10:32AM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #578 7:05PM
- CT4625  45.2 #5085 12:14PM
I know it's awesome to know your not alone as a Disneyland freak  - mjpdisney67  33.5 #5794 7:26AM

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
3.96

2. teapotsandteacups
2.49

3. Goofytom
2.43

4. DisneyMom13
0.78

5. sheridanrabbit
0.74

6. beentoall
0.28

7. mamabeam
0.18

8. Moog
0.12

9. fidgar
0.04

10. Ashhar
0.02

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  296.1 #971 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  95.9 #3705 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  12229.6 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2692.4 #54 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  95.9 #3705 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2692.4 #54 9:42AM
Any tips on how to keep a game going?  Seems like the past few times I've played Random the other person stops playing and I can't finish the game.  :( - azbellatink  246.2 #1427 12:47AM
Invite  people  to play in the to 10 for the week. We don't  all play everyday but you'll  get your game finished.  - richiii3  1369.4 #130 10:45PM
Yay I made the list!!!!!!  - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  149.4 #2769 7:02PM
 YOU!!! Having fun playing!! - DisneyMom13  301.3 #934 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoall  814.5 #0 2:19AM

Easily manage the social side of MouseWait for Disneyland and Disney World with our new mousetopia app for iOS. Post to the DL or WDW side, use your Stickers, and utilize our new MouseWait Messenger. Optimized for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6! See what's new here



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

Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  1453.7 #120 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  224.9 #1701 7:31PM
- MommyandBash  408.1 #561 10:29AM
@Admin  HOPE you are working on #3!  - Dianat710  52.7 #4754 5:41PM

Deadliest Cast Member Season One & Two + VOYAGEERS Multiplaner & Great Storyteller are both available to read on Kindle Unlimited! You can sign up for a free 30 day trial of Kindle Unlimited and read all four books at no charge! Go here to access the books on Amazon. Thanks for your support! 

- MommyandBash  408.1 #561 4:52PM
- MissAmericaSings  427.1 #528 7:58AM
- RetroDisneyPins2002  42.7 #5196 1:39PM
We want more books - sctoaonk75  286.1 #1032 7:42PM

Did you know that almost everything in MouseWait can be found with a few taps in the MagicSearch bar? Did you know that we add things to MagicSearch weekly (i.e. requests from you--see below)? MagicSearch enables ONE-THUMB searching to help you find individual menu items, vegetarian or gluten free food, reviews, wait times (even restaurant wait times), exclusive insider Disneyland tips, annual pass holder, parking info, Star Wars Park info, celebrities, Disneyland news, Hidden Mickeys, crowd forecasts (unFORECAST), Photopass, birthdays, refurbishment info, and amazing content from almost a million pages of original content in the MouseWait Lounge. 

This is an  app. Thank you @@@Admin - LiveLaughLoveDisney  296.0 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM

MouseWait COUNTDOWN for iOS is here! Countdown the days to your next Disneyland or Disney World trip with our images OR your pics! Your Countdown also displays on Apple Watch and is beautiful on iPhone 6 screens. Secure the discounted launch price for a limited time.

I have the countdown and I love it! - tree320  0.6 #0 9:26AM
Just got it! - Dizkid  459.3 #490 12:29PM
Doesn't everyone have a countdown clock on the top of one of their pinball machines?  Unfortunately mine is blank because our DL trip was weeks ago :( - awhittle  0.0 #127123 10:15AM
That just means it's time to start planning! πŸ˜€ - AngiMouse  100.5 #3630 1:02PM
Ours is blank too with no plans anytime soon. That's why I come to β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈ - DisneyMom13  301.3 #934 7:30PM
So from the looks of it, there is not even one app made for those of us on android. You know there are millions of people who do not own iPhones. Its kind of rediculous these days not to offer an android version of apps. Would love to help this site grow by donating, but I see no point in that when there appears to be no intrest by the app builders here to support android. I mean how about atleast a partialy functional app so we can feel that theΒ android users are even wanted as a part of the mousewait community.Β I see lots of requests and sad posts about no android, but dont see any replys by the site to the fact that anyone is even working on it.I've checked back here every so offten to see if there is anything for android users, but never bothered joining until today.I just wanted to rant a little, and now I am done.Unfortunalty, at this point I think I am officaily giving up on mousewait.Β Thanks for reading Β and understanding my frustrations ( i hope ) and please everyone........Have a Disney-tastic day!Mark - molney14u  0.0 #127132 11:05AM
I have an iPhone and an old droid. I use the old droid for wait times when my iPhone can't connect and it works fine. There's so many droid phones to have  separate apps for but I hope android makers would start using the basic same code and security but I'm probably wishing on a star for that . I miss my droid but a lot of apps don't work the same.  - secretagentangel  5755.5 #22 8:10PM

Invest in Disney Fine Art with our new Platinum Partner, Magical Memories. Watch for MouseWait art exclusives in the Lounge and use this code: MW10 for 10% off! When you support Magical Memories, you also support the continued development and maintenance of MouseWait. Earn 1000 Credits for each purchase--just send your receipt to [email protected] -- thank you for your support!

- LaPearleNoir  2184.7 #74 7:22PM
- teapotsandteacups  336.4 #741 3:50PM
- DarthFairy  474.0 #466 2:21PM
- tina7321  144.3 #2856 8:57AM

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  1096.6 #172 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2041.8 #81 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  408.1 #561 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  48.2 #4947 2:38PM

What if Walt never dreamed of Disneyland? What would your life be like? What would the world be like? Get Book Two of the VOYAGEERS Saga - The Great Storyteller - on Amazon. Buy the Paperback and get the Kindle version FREE! 

Thank you Admin! This book is a great read. I recommend it to anyone who is a Disney fan. Can't wait for the next one! - grumpypapa  6569.9 #17 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7613 10:32PM
- disneyforme  241.7 #1490 7:33PM
  - teapotsandteacups  336.4 #741 10:17PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
20149

2. Melody_CM
16113.8

3. Winnie111286
15853.3

4. Dave
13763.9

5. Tom
12229.6

6. jacdanfan
11880.2

7. goofygal
11474

8. Plumiegirl
10309.8

9. ShariRenee
9623.27

10. uscdisneyteacher
8349.57


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  5755.5 #22 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.4 #72 8:50AM
 I bow down to you....real fast....like Aladdin drops in front of the Royal Princess, Jasmine! - DisneyMom13  301.3 #934 1:53PM
Congrats - superdisneyman80  170.5 #2435 8:22PM

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

1. CobbPR
6910

2. uscdisneyteacher
6632

3. Winnie111286
6226

4. Dave
6112

5. BaseballMickey
5962

6. misschurro...
5780

7. Plumiegirl
5545

8. Duchess_SMK
5463

9. pikarich
5285

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4427.7 #33 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  4427.7 #33 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  474.0 #466 8:06PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Fantasmicfan1
244.36

2. Melody_CM
231

3. Winnie111286
222.36

4. Tom
213.41

5. Coaster
186.6

6. secretagentangel
140.35

7. grumpypapa
131.91

8. jacdanfan
126.71

9. goofygal
123.76

10. JPatDL
112.25



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  16113.8 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2184.7 #74 1:11PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  646.0 #319 9:59AM
Yippeeeee!!!! I made the list!!!  - dizzneyfan  580.9 #358 7:17AM
Wow, top of the list:-) - beentoall  814.5 #0 5:40AM

Did you know that you can find refurb info with a quick iPhone Spotlight Search? Learn how to find updated Disneyland info fast with a few hidden tricks in MouseWait 9. Post your tips below!


Your Donations Help Us Make MouseWait Better!

TOP MWs of the WEEK

1.Winnie111286 513.55 #3  
2.Melody_CM 353.51 #2  
3.Fantasmicfan1 282.53 #76  
4.beentoall 260.74 #0  
5.Tom 213.4 #5  
6.Coaster 187.7 #1  
7.secretagentangel 174.07 #22  
8.JPatDL 163.55 #45  
9.jacdanfan 146.84 #6  
10.sheridanrabbit 141.8 #1912  

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


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






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


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