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Jul 17, 2013 12:01 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 7-17-13
Good Morning! This very special day in Disney history July 17th, 1955: Disneyland opens it's gates!

At 2:30pm, TV crews, & over 28,000 guests witness this historic event. The biggest telecast to date, ABC aired the festivities at 4:30pm pacific standard time.

To watch the complete ABC broadcast:
http://tinyurl.com/bol2p4g

The opening of the 160 acre park know as "Black Sunday" was and invitation only event. Guests included: Art Linkletter, Ronald Reagan, Bob Cummings, The Mouseketeers, Thurl Ravenscroft, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., Danny Thomas, Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, California Governor Goodwin J. Knight, construction workers who worked on the park, studio workers, the press, and officials of company sponsors.

53 year old Walt Disney is introduced by the then actor, Ronald Reagan-
"And now, Walt Disney will step forward to read the dedication of Disneyland."

"To all who come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past…and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts which have created America…with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to al the world." Walt Disney

*Attractions, shops and restaurants available for the guests enjoyment:

Town Square:City Hall, Fire Department & Plaza Pavilion Restaurant

Main Street U.S.A.: Bank of America, Camera Center, Carnation Ice Cream Parlor, Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner, Emporium, Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon, Horse-Drawn Street Cars, Horse-Drawn Surreys, Main Street Cinema, Main Street Penny Arcade, Ruggles China and Glass house, Story Book Shop &
Santa Fe/ Disneylands Railroad (2 engines: number 1- C.K. Holliday & number 2- E.P. Ripley)

Adventureland: Jungle Cruise, (2 boats: Ganges Gal and Congo Queen)  & Red Wagon Inn

Forntierland: Chicken Plantation Restaurant, Davy Crockett Arcade, Frontier Trading Post, Golden Horseshoe Revue (at Slue Foot Sue's Golden Horseshoe Saloon), Mark Twain Steamboat, Mule Pack & the Stage Coaches

Fantasyland: Canal Boats of the World, King Arthur Carrousel, Mad Tea Party, Merlin's Magic Shop, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Peter Pans Flight & Snow White's Adventures

Tomorrowland: Autopia, Circarama USA (Showing the film A Tour of the West), Monsanto Hall of Chemistry, Space Station X-1

Opening day had it's fair share of mishaps, scalpers printed up thousands of counterfeited tickets, causing the park to be overcrowd which lead to problems such as: a food shortage and traffic jam! Temperatures soared into the 90s and women's high heels sank into softened asphalt; plumbing was a major issue as drinking fountains were turned off so that the park's toilets could work; and some of the rides malfunctioned. There was a gas leak in Fantasyland which caused the entire area to be closed to the public & even a piece of a window from the Mark Twain fell on the head of a State Senator!

The price of a ticket to enter Disneyland on opening day was $1. You had to spend from .10 cents to .35 cents for individual rides. On Oct. 11, 1955, a new system was implemented with ticket books costing $2.50.

Disneyland opened to the public the following day, a Monday, July 18th, 1955. On Sept. 8, 1955, after just seven weeks in operation, Elsa Marquez was Disneyland's one millionth guest. Clearly, Walt's idea of a park where children and parents could have fun together was, and has been, an asstounding success. His simple concept spawned Disney theme parks in Florida, Japan, France and Hong Kong, as well as other successful offshoots like The Disney Channel, the Disney Vacation Club, Disney Stores and the Disney Cruise Line.

Disneyland, like Disney himself, is an original. Close inspection of the elaborate workmanship, architecture and landscaping shows an attention to detail that make the park, when viewed as a whole, a true work of art.

*Were YOU there on opening day? Any stories you would be willing to share with us?
If you weren't, and could have been, what attraction would you have been most excited to see and why?

Happy 58th birthday Disneyland & thank you Walt Disney for persevering!

Thank you all for reading! Hope you enjoy this fabulous day! And for those enjoying the park today, maybe I'll see you there! ;)

Websites Referenced:
thisdayindisneyhistory.com
blog.silive.com
davelandweb.com
yesterland.com

Tagged in: Disney History  
I'm old, but DL is older than me! My first visit was when I was 5 or 6, 1963, I think. While i don't remember a lot of specifics about those early visits, moments do stick out: riding the boats, driving Autopia cars, the skyway, getting a balloon every trip, imagining I saw characters in Storybook Land, meeting James Garner and his daughter in line for the Matterhorn. DL obviously made an impression because as a child I made it a goal to work there one day (which I did!) and would give "tours" using a big DL map to my friends who didn't get to go. 50+ years of loving and appreciating the "Disney Way" has truly made my life better: from my work ethics, seeing the magic in every day things, opening that creative portion of my mind...and meeting some beautiful people who I love dearly. - Gia  802.0 #236 11:09AM
This gave me goosebumps! Chicken Plantation Restaurant in Frontierland, you say? That sounds interesting. I'll bet that's where inspiration came for the Plaza Inn's chicken dinner! I was not born yet for opening day, so was not there. How nice that construction workers were invited that first day! Being without water fountains must have been tough in the 90 degree heat! I plan to watch this video later. Perhaps in the car on our way to the happiest place on earth! We are heading down shortly!! I cannot wait to be there again and hope to make it there for the 2:30 celebration! Hope to see you there! Thank you. - MeridaFan  4243.8 #36 5:44AM
Shut. The. Front. Door! 😱You're coming down today?! SWEEEEET! ::does happy dance:: πŸ‘― What a fantastic surprise! Can't wait to see ya! Oh and thank YOU! So glad you liked the read! :)😘😘 - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 8:05AM
I'm taking off work so I can come today too! I'll be there around 1pm and am having lunch at the Carnation Cafe. Hope to see you at the ceremony! - debbiev  1304.1 #138 11:16AM
Thank you Duchess! My Father in Law was there opening day. He was 12 and went to a local church. Walt came to their church the week before opening and asked for a list of the kids with perfect Sunday School attendance, and He was one :). - hatgal76  451.9 #502 10:19AM
Awesome post! - Admin 8:05PM
Good morning! Don't you sleep? Can't wait to see you! - dimplesdanie  1236.9 #146 12:08AM
::giggles:: I was too excited about DL's birthday to sleep. I'm off to bed now. xx - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 12:14AM
Sweet dreams doll 😴😴😴 - dimplesdanie  1236.9 #146 1:11AM
Great post as usual, ty! - Bunnie  550.5 #383 12:15AM
Awe! Glad you liked it! - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 7:20AM
Thank you for another amazing history lesson! - Atora  2702.2 #53 12:25AM
My absolute pleasure! Thanks for letting me know you like these! ;) - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 7:45AM
WOW awesome history. Thank u for sharing this with us. I like the feel of going back in time reading ur post. Thank u 😊 - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  965.0 #198 12:25AM
Oh YAY! That was the direction I was going for. You made me smile SO big just now! Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 7:45AM
Yaay πŸ‘πŸ˜Š - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  965.0 #198 9:39AM
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Ohhh look at you all fancy! :) - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 8:03AM
༻ᎻÀᏒᏒÿ ✨✨ᎠαŽ₯ᎦNᎬᎩᏞαŽͺNᎠ✨✨ ᏰIrαΊ—αΈ§daΓΏΰΌΊ - MadameLeota  4427.8 #33 1:06AM
HI MadameLeota !!! Haven't seen you in ages! You coming out today?! - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 8:06AM
******Hi SMK!☺I am going to try after work. Hopefully, I won't be too tired. - MadameLeota  4427.8 #33 10:17AM
😍😍😍weeeee! Hope I see ya! - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 11:21AM
******Sorry @Duchess_SMK I am just too tired from workπŸ˜₯ I hope your having fun!πŸ˜‰ - MadameLeota  4427.8 #33 8:42PM
Happy 58th Disneyland!! - jacdanfan  11882.3 #6 4:56AM
πŸŽπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 11:22AM
πŸŽ‰Happy Birthday Disneyland! Wish I could be there to celebrate 58 magical years.πŸŽ‰ - SBsnowwhite  522.6 #415 5:06AM
I'll scream extra loud at the parade today in your honor. 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 11:22AM
So detailed! Thank you ! I didn't go untill around 1962 .... - carminaire  832.1 #227 6:01AM
I worked pretty hard on this one. Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 11:23AM
Awesome post, Duchess! Thank you. Have a great time at the Parks! - ElectricMayhemMom  1571.6 #111 6:16AM
Thanks doll! We did! So tired! - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 12:35AM
These are always great posts! Thank you! - TenSixths  173.6 #2381 6:22AM
Well gosh! Thanks!!! - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 12:36AM
Amazing post and thank you for sharing. Have a fun filled day in the park today. Wish I could be there! 😘 - LaPearleNoir  2184.7 #74 6:23AM
Wish we were able to make it today! Thanks for the read! - starwarsmamma  561.4 #373 6:38AM
Thank you Duchess! My grandparents were there opening day and often after than. They were friends with some of the animators and had boxes of cells etc. They passed their love of Disney onto me (I lived with them for some years). - ShariRenee  9623.3 #9 6:54AM
On my way :) happy 58th πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ - HakunaMatataJess  18.2 #7924 6:56AM
Thanks, Duchess! - antetr95  2082.4 #77 7:21AM
Thank you so much! :) - GheeButtersnaps  377.6 #612 7:40AM
I only wish I could be there today! Darn job and bills! See you on Friday! - disneygal  433.2 #519 7:51AM
Thank you. Your post is a tribute! - E-Ticket  1470.1 #117 7:55AM
Love it!! - Willierose  2350.9 #69 8:06AM
Super cool info - Dizkid  459.3 #490 8:14AM
That was an awesome read! Thanks, Duchess! Always love your posts, but especially this one as today is such a very special day in Disney history! - DisneyFan77  833.1 #225 8:34AM
Happy birthday DisneylandπŸŽ‰ - Linzee  1340.4 #135 8:36AM
What a rough start! Amazing how much it took to open it! I wish that I were there opening day- that would have been soo cool. Such great piece of American history! Thanks so much for the great read. - misschurro...  7127.4 #14 8:39AM
Right?! Thank you doll! 😘😘 - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 9:23PM
Best post ever!!! This brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face. Thank you so much for sharing this. Thank you to all the CM's past, present and future that continue to keep the dream alive and magical. - aprilinjune4  483.5 #452 8:50AM
I made you cry?! Oh no! Now I'm crying! Thanks for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed it! - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 10:05AM
Thank you for your post ! The place where my family has the most awesome memories ! I'm pleased to wish DL a happy birthday !!! - jmza4  324.1 #31532 9:06AM
I'm watching it now....man everyone looked so well dressed and groomed!! Very cool video to watch while I work, thanks so much!! - MissMolly  1355.3 #134 9:33AM
And you can see the guy with the little monkey!! at about 9:30 mins in... - MissMolly  1355.3 #134 9:37AM
😱 Nice catch! I mised that! And yes! Loved the way people dressed back then! - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 9:25PM
This is sooo cool!!! Thank you Duchess!!!! Can't wait to be there today and celebrate. Happy birthday Disneyland!!! - missariel33  2115.6 #76 9:41AM
This was incredible to read! Thank you for this post it was very informative and fun! Now I miss Disneyland even more! I live in Texas so it's not easy to go very often :( hopefully soon enough I will be there!! - diduarte  6.6 #15120 10:15AM
Great post! Thanks for all of your time and effort. Happy birthday Disneyland!!! - VanDisney  342.3 #720 10:16AM
Great read! Thanks for sharing, Duchess! - antetr95  2082.4 #77 10:18AM
Great overview of this special day. Walt truly built something that is the finist in all of the world and never duplicated. For all of you lucky ones in the park today, enjoy πŸ˜ƒ - polo33  80.2 #4010 10:36AM
Awesome reading material today! Thank you! - ElSuperRaton  4469.4 #32 10:54AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland!! Thanks so much Duchess, what a wonderful post of this amazing day! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ - MinnieMousewife  916.3 #205 11:12AM
Thank you , Duchess! Hope to see you there at the ceremony!! - debbiev  1304.1 #138 11:16AM
It's days like this i really wish I could make it to the parks! Especially since it's my anniversary too! Happy Birthday Disneyland... may you continue to make dreams come true fro years to come. - Poisen_Ivy  315.5 #847 11:51AM
Loved reading this today! - lotusflow3r  172.3 #2406 12:10PM
I always love watching and listening to the opening day ceremony, I will never, ever get tired of this historic event and how Disneyland has impacted my life, FOREVER! - markeymouse  271.0 #1180 12:10PM
What a great day! Thanks for posting the pic - ToyStoryAZ  5.8 #16843 12:34PM
Super cool ! And a big thanx to all your awesome posts . - snakeinmyboot40  394.0 #583 7:17PM
So glad you like em! :) thanks for tellin me! - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 12:21AM
wow I actually have the YouTube video of that special day. thanks again for the wonderful content. - gonzofam  303.5 #919 9:05PM
You're welcome! And I posted the link if ya wanna watch now. :) - Duchess_SMK  6487.9 #19 12:20AM
Thank you - gonzofam  303.5 #919 10:56PM
Ok this has to be one of my favorite posts ever!! I can't imagine life without my beloved DL. When I grew up I left my childhood there and it is amazing to visit it and to remember what it feels like to be really young again. When I am there I make new memories with my kids and grandmini, I get moments with them where time stands still and it is all about us being together. I also get to remember each one of my grandparents and my incredible Disney dad. My first and most important thank-you goes to him, for taking me there and loving it in such a big way! Then to Uncle Walt, my Peter Pan, thank- you, I hope you really know what an amazing place you created and how loved you are. - adisneyfamily  1004.0 #193 9:48PM
Wow. I haven't been here in a while, but I opened it up because it's The Birthday, saw this post, and burst into tears. The greatness that was about to happen with Disneyland, and they didn't even know what they had. Well, maybe Walt knew, but could he have imagined the scope of it? Then I get here to Duchess' great post going on and on about today, then everyone chiming in, and then all the thanking, full of people you don't hear from as much, except maybe on this day...because today matters. Today is the day, 58 years ago, when Walt put his faith in a dirt patch with bare rides and tiny trees, somehow knowing what it would become even through the challenges of its beginnings. That might be why my favorite character is the helmsman steering endlessly through the storm. He's not bored; he's relentless. Now I'm going to watch the Opening Day's video. Someone get me a towel! - coffeesnob  196.4 #2073 10:35PM
Thank you! You are always a font of information!!! - Boundin  776.6 #249 11:46PM
Great post! - CobbPR  7314.2 #12 11:49PM
My Dad was there! He said they had to wait a long time because Nixon was there(I think that's what he said.) - taffygrinch  24.7 #6734 12:46AM

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@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  652.8 #313 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. πŸ˜‚ - DisLUVney  635.6 #326 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  474.1 #467 7:43PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  109.1 #3488 12:21PM

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  1108.7 #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


 
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  52.8 #4752 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  427.2 #528 7:58AM
- RetroDisneyPins2002  42.7 #5196 1:39PM
We want more books - sctoaonk75  286.1 #1032 7:42PM

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
4.48

2. teapotsandteacups
3.7

3. Goofytom
2.43

4. sheridanrabbit
1.44

5. DisneyMom13
1.13

6. beentoall
0.31

7. mamabeam
0.26

8. Moog
0.16

9. fidgar
0.04

10. otilegna
0.03

 

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 #3706 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  12229.6 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2692.8 #54 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  95.9 #3706 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2692.8 #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  301.8 #933 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoall  814.8 #0 2:19AM

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 #127125 10:15AM
That just means it's time to start planning! πŸ˜€ - AngiMouse  100.6 #3627 1:02PM
Ours is blank too with no plans anytime soon. That's why I come to β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈ - DisneyMom13  301.8 #933 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 #127134 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  5757.1 #22 8:10PM


 
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. Fantasmicfan1
179.07

5. Winnie111286
171.47

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  38.1 #5432 3:36PM

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  296.1 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM

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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  15861.6 #3 8:02AM
Admin Thanks - Winnie111286  15861.6 #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  15861.6 #3 10:50PM
Admin - Winnie111286  15861.6 #3 4:46PM

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

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

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

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

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1241.8 #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  5757.1 #22 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1241.8 #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  5757.1 #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  1241.8 #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  5757.1 #22 8:49PM
Sad but won't be there until 2017 but would really love to meet some of you incredible people - mjpdisney67  33.7 #5777 6:45PM
Would love to be able to attend a meetup someday! - jackattacksmom  19.0 #7734 11:36PM

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!


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  350.2 #692 8:33AM
Any idea when Autotopia will re-open?  - CentralCoastAuntVon  73.1 #4151 9:51PM
hopefully never - Dave   13763.9 #4 9:27PM
Bully - secretagentangel  5757.1 #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  73.1 #4151 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


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Fantasmicfan1
261.89

2. Melody_CM
231

3. Winnie111286
230.46

4. Tom
213.42

5. Coaster
186.6

6. secretagentangel
142.04

7. grumpypapa
131.91

8. jacdanfan
128.78

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  646.6 #319 9:59AM
Yippeeeee!!!! I made the list!!!  - dizzneyfan  585.7 #354 7:17AM
Wow, top of the list:-) - beentoall  814.8 #0 5:40AM


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  2121.0 #75 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  1241.8 #145 5:56AM
Nice, my first time on the list and I have 2! Thank you!   - sunvalgifts  109.1 #3488 11:56AM
Oops! It didn't seem to post the first time lol. Sorry for the double post.  - sunvalgifts  109.1 #3488 11:58AM
Thank you to all who post from the park!! Love seeing the park when I cannot be there. - snowgrey  7.6 #13626 2:49PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
20149

2. Melody_CM
16113.8

3. Winnie111286
15861.6

4. Dave
13763.9

5. Tom
12229.6

6. jacdanfan
11882.3

7. goofygal
11474

8. Plumiegirl
10309.8

9. ShariRenee
9623.29

10. uscdisneyteacher
8354.42


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  5757.1 #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  301.8 #933 1:53PM
Congrats - superdisneyman80  170.5 #2435 8:22PM

Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends for FREE! See the list of TRIVILATOR usernames on this page. Play from any device with our new web version

Cool admin. Hope I do better than the first one. Hope people that enter will be ready to play and the tournament moves along better - Goofytom  2424.7 #63 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  301.8 #933 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  301.8 #933 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 #68047 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 #5084 8:30PM

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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  301.8 #933 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  585.7 #354 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7065 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  41.6 #5245 7:25PM

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  242.8 #1478 7:33PM
  - teapotsandteacups  337.7 #738 10:17PM

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


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  2002.3 #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  52.8 #4752 4:46PM
Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  109.1 #3488 9:45AM

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  2121.0 #75 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  11882.3 #6 6:08AM
  - JediKitty  1139.6 #164 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  301.8 #933 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 #7388 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  175.7 #2341 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  270.9 #1181 5:04PM
I'm glad Saturday's are good we are going tomorrow ! - vanessav87  5.4 #17929 3:45PM
Saturday's are less busy - DarthFairy  474.1 #467 2:18PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.6 #75278 12:12PM

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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  337.7 #738 11:41PM

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