Duchess_SMK    
 6603.9 #19 (DL Qual #9

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  802.2 #258 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  4244.2 #39 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  6603.9 #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  1488.2 #127 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  452.1 #528 10:19AM
Awesome post! - Admin 8:05PM
Good morning! Don't you sleep? Can't wait to see you! - dimplesdanie  1236.9 #156 12:08AM
::giggles:: I was too excited about DL's birthday to sleep. I'm off to bed now. xx - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 12:14AM
Sweet dreams doll 😴😴😴 - dimplesdanie  1236.9 #156 1:11AM
Great post as usual, ty! - Bunnie  585.4 #380 12:15AM
Awe! Glad you liked it! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 7:20AM
Thank you for another amazing history lesson! - Atora  2702.2 #56 12:25AM
My absolute pleasure! Thanks for letting me know you like these! ;) - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #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  987.5 #210 12:25AM
Oh YAY! That was the direction I was going for. You made me smile SO big just now! Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 7:45AM
Yaay πŸ‘πŸ˜Š - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  987.5 #210 9:39AM
β“—β“β“Ÿβ“Ÿβ“¨ β“‘β“˜β“‘β“£β“—β““β“β“¨ β““β“˜β“’β“β“”β“¨β“›β“β“β““! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸ°πŸ’— - Miss_E_Mouse  1433.5 #133 12:31AM
Ohhh look at you all fancy! :) - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 8:03AM
༻ᎻÀᏒᏒÿ ✨✨ᎠαŽ₯ᎦNᎬᎩᏞαŽͺNᎠ✨✨ ᏰIrαΊ—αΈ§daΓΏΰΌΊ - MadameLeota  4671.6 #32 1:06AM
HI MadameLeota !!! Haven't seen you in ages! You coming out today?! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 8:06AM
******Hi SMK!☺I am going to try after work. Hopefully, I won't be too tired. - MadameLeota  4671.6 #32 10:17AM
😍😍😍weeeee! Hope I see ya! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 11:21AM
******Sorry @Duchess_SMK I am just too tired from workπŸ˜₯ I hope your having fun!πŸ˜‰ - MadameLeota  4671.6 #32 8:42PM
Happy 58th Disneyland!! - jacdanfan  13427.2 #6 4:56AM
πŸŽπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 11:22AM
πŸŽ‰Happy Birthday Disneyland! Wish I could be there to celebrate 58 magical years.πŸŽ‰ - SBsnowwhite  522.6 #439 5:06AM
I'll scream extra loud at the parade today in your honor. 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 11:22AM
So detailed! Thank you ! I didn't go untill around 1962 .... - carminaire  899.0 #224 6:01AM
I worked pretty hard on this one. Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 11:23AM
Awesome post, Duchess! Thank you. Have a great time at the Parks! - ElectricMayhemMom  1737.6 #108 6:16AM
Thanks doll! We did! So tired! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 12:35AM
These are always great posts! Thank you! - TenSixths  173.6 #2433 6:22AM
Well gosh! Thanks!!! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #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  2567.9 #61 6:23AM
Wish we were able to make it today! Thanks for the read! - starwarsmamma  561.4 #399 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  12071.5 #8 6:54AM
On my way :) happy 58th πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ - HakunaMatataJess  18.2 #8180 6:56AM
Thanks, Duchess! - antetr95  2140.1 #81 7:21AM
Thank you so much! :) - GheeButtersnaps  377.6 #645 7:40AM
I only wish I could be there today! Darn job and bills! See you on Friday! - disneygal  433.2 #549 7:51AM
Thank you. Your post is a tribute! - E-Ticket  1478.8 #128 7:55AM
Love it!! - Willierose  2375.1 #72 8:06AM
Super cool info - Dizkid  504.8 #461 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  851.5 #238 8:34AM
Happy birthday DisneylandπŸŽ‰ - Linzee  1616.6 #119 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  7865.8 #14 8:39AM
Right?! Thank you doll! 😘😘 - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #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 #476 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  6603.9 #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  324.7 #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  1401.3 #139 9:33AM
And you can see the guy with the little monkey!! at about 9:30 mins in... - MissMolly  1401.3 #139 9:37AM
😱 Nice catch! I mised that! And yes! Loved the way people dressed back then! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #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 #82 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 #15691 10:15AM
Great post! Thanks for all of your time and effort. Happy birthday Disneyland!!! - VanDisney  342.3 #751 10:16AM
Great read! Thanks for sharing, Duchess! - antetr95  2140.1 #81 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  82.5 #4052 10:36AM
Awesome reading material today! Thank you! - ElSuperRaton  4469.7 #36 10:54AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland!! Thanks so much Duchess, what a wonderful post of this amazing day! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ - MinnieMousewife  923.5 #218 11:12AM
Thank you , Duchess! Hope to see you there at the ceremony!! - debbiev  1488.2 #127 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  318.3 #876 11:51AM
Loved reading this today! - lotusflow3r  172.3 #2460 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 #1235 12:10PM
What a great day! Thanks for posting the pic - ToyStoryAZ  5.8 #17482 12:34PM
Super cool ! And a big thanx to all your awesome posts . - snakeinmyboot40  394.0 #615 7:17PM
So glad you like em! :) thanks for tellin me! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 12:21AM
wow I actually have the YouTube video of that special day. thanks again for the wonderful content. - gonzofam  303.5 #962 9:05PM
You're welcome! And I posted the link if ya wanna watch now. :) - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 12:20AM
Thank you - gonzofam  303.5 #962 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 #208 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 #2125 10:35PM
Thank you! You are always a font of information!!! - Boundin  820.9 #248 11:46PM
Great post! - CobbPR  7314.7 #16 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 #6944 12:46AM

Thanked by:  Cinderell-E1979 1025.5 #202   uscdisneyteacher 8773.7 #10   sunshinegrl 353.4 #717   GrumpyPirateDad 1960.8 #94   dumbbunny 627.6 #358   missmimi90 2050.7 #88   secretagentangel 8513.1 #11   TrampsLady 1641.8 #115   Bunnie 585.4 #380   bammbi13 900.0 #223   nicealex77 731.4 #295   Atora 2702.2 #56   iLOVELUCYnDISNEY 987.5 #210   MadameGastonAKA-Miss-E-Mouse 1433.5 #133   pikarich 6552.2 #21   MrsSchnooks 3486.8 #48   1stDateDisney 172.2 #2461   LittleNikki 849.3 #166   MadameLeota 4671.6 #32   HollyGolightlyPrincess 406.5 #594   Twitterpated 278.6 #1156   CaptainPirateKalven 319.8 #866   RickChavez 3672.1 #46   Witchie77 406.1 #596   TheNewTrent 749.0 #284   CarmenINwonderlanD 265.1 #1287   ribidib 1187.7 #163   UTDISNEYFAMILY 2055.3 #87   jacdanfan 13427.2 #6   SBsnowwhite 522.6 #439   Midasgold 633.3 #354   meridafan 4244.2 #39   mickeyat 2197.3 #79   hummer01 405.7 #597   ElectricMayhemMom 1737.6 #108   MousekaNinja 422.4 #567   QueenMiranda 400.7 #606   TenSixths 173.6 #2433   LaPearleNoir 2567.9 #61   starwarsmamma 561.4 #399   erinten 539.9 #422   ShariRenee 12071.5 #8   AhoyCindy 40.3 #5468   BombFrog-formerCM 1072.2 #192   mommy2cvc 296.5 #1008   MinnieMyLove 246.8 #1470   bippityboppityboo 427.4 #558   turkeylegman 915.2 #221   fletheartsdisney 1113.7 #178   GheeButtersnaps 377.6 #645   MamaRoo 466.7 #509   Admin   KyandGaMom 209.5 #1969   disneygal 433.2 #549   SPandEvLover 4840.6 #29   MinnieBow11 17.3 #8407   David09 731.5 #294   E-Ticket 1478.8 #128   snowwannab 759.0 #278   mouseStachelover 147.7 #2849   montanadj 255.5 #1372   DumboGal70 122.8 #3267   MermaidHunter 141.6 #2959   okletsgotodisneyland 618.1 #363   Willierose 2375.1 #72   AshleyInWonderland 28.4 #6493   AZDisney 610.5 #368   princessb5 190.9 #2202   CM_Tamstirr 560.5 #400   DisneyFan77 851.5 #238   HandMeAChurroImmaFaint 7865.8 #14   KelstersInc2319 61.4 #4587   GoofyCarla 67.4 #4399   Stitch_Legacy 5143.2 #27   aprilinjune4 483.5 #476   MelodyTime 313.6 #900   Trakkwon 21.7 #7445   disneygirl05 12.5 #10167   angelle 8.7 #12837   disneymom1 277.0 #1173   jmza4 324.7 #31532   WannaBeAtDisneyland 289.3 #1057   friendlymouse 728.0 #296   mncrocks 33.3 #5979   minnieMisty 276.9 #1175   missariel33 2115.6 #82   docdoom714 72.0 #4277   DLR_Fan 275.0 #1199   PrincessKaylee 249.9 #1429   diduarte 6.6 #15691   hatgal76 452.1 #528   lovesminnie 704.8 #306   BaseballMickey_CM 8086.8 #13   MarshaMouse 5036.3 #28   Sarafina 491.7 #470   polo33 82.5 #4052   MrMom626 4469.7 #36   disnut 27.7 #6571   AnaApples 31.0 #6191   mini_MINNIE  1165.8 #168   Gia 802.2 #258   MinnieMousewife 923.5 #218   PrincessDaisy 361.5 #689   debbiev 1488.2 #127   RadiatorSprings4Ever 2482.5 #65   jenngonzo13 22.8 #7241   DisneyDawn 419.2 #575   ZipadeeMickey 284.1 #1110   kneecoal 6.0 #17093   HalfCaff 682.9 #322   Poisen_Ivy 318.3 #876   markeymouse 271.0 #1235   Cyette 6.1 #16593   lotusflow3r 172.3 #2460   adisneyfamily 1004.0 #208   disneyjuls 51.8 #4928   KennyV 1231.8 #157   Goofy24 174.0 #2424   LuvsTigger 1675.8 #112   toniasmith 363.9 #679   KanaKats 42.2 #5349   SpaceMtnGirl11 136.6 #3043   Nala 386.0 #629   LuvsMimisHouse 515.8 #450   rdaann 424.0 #562   JediKitty 1286.0 #149   Vegan7LuvsStitch 1027.1 #200   Ilovedvc 64.9 #4473   crazydaisy 225.7 #1736   robmurow 3118.4 #37   PrincessAuroraMomma 600.6 #375   sammy.aceves 38.5 #5571   brguest85 244.0 #1506   Bigbill 17.6 #8331   MissJenJen 35.9 #5754   Trumickeyfan5 163.0 #2613   caramiapoohAKAface 4485.5 #34   DizPrincess_Sam 321.7 #858   theRICEsStoryBookRomance 8.3 #13265   Zippitydoodani 260.3 #1333   snakeinmyboot40 394.0 #615   bonedaddy909 1756.1 #105   Slotherini 1079.8 #188   PrincessTianna 374.6 #652   simba77 334.2 #781   gonzofam 303.5 #962   VeganDisneyDad 262.9 #1309   Melli_mo 508.0 #455   pixiedreamer 231.5 #1672   keepmovingforward 264.9 #1291   50sKid 468.1 #504   PrincessLeia 312.8 #904   elidina29 48.8 #5064   MrsPrinceCharming   Boundin 820.9 #248   PrincessJenni 3.0 #41803   CobbPR 7314.7 #16   MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz 1191.3 #162   MissAmericaSings 441.9 #537   notw12 188.4 #2235   MariaR 194.6 #2154   HiddenMickeyFanatic 1348.5 #143   Tom 13549.4 #5   dreaminofdisney 7.2 #14670   hotrodrachel 74.7 #4202   Mickeys55 0.0 #128493  
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


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  79.0 #4124 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  358.0 #701 10:32AM
 to  - DisneyHeidi09  295.7 #1014 5:18PM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #611 7:05PM
Welcome. Enjoy your Disney day. - mrsccc2  16.4 #8655 3:11PM
 and  - vellybelly  13.5 #0 10:47PM

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! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM
thanks admin - Fantasmicfan1  5375.7 #25 9:42PM
  - JediKitty  1286.0 #149 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  358.0 #701 1:34AM

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  302.9 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM
Love this tool - Chumash28  1667.0 #113 5:02PM
Cool app. But can't find info when they start Christmas holidays decorations  - DDTINK57  405.7 #597 5:44PM
Usually the first week of November. - Bambim44  123.1 #0 7:25AM
The search bar is amazing - UTDISNEYFAMILY  2055.3 #87 4:57PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
24617.8

2. Winnie111286
23720.5

3. Melody_CM
23642.7

4. Dave
13832.5

5. Tom
13549.4

6. jacdanfan
13427.2

7. goofygal
12797.3

8. ShariRenee
12071.5

9. Plumiegirl
10393.4

10. uscdisneyteacher
8773.65


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  8513.1 #11 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.4 #77 8:50AM
- EvilqueenRS  704.2 #307 9:57PM
Very nice. I'll make It on the list one of these days! - larrywong318  214.3 #1900 11:09AM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Indiana Jones Sep 12-Sep 15
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln Aug 22-Sep 30
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:

The Little Mermaid Sep 6-Sep 29
Goofy's Sky School Sep 26-28




 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7689 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  361.5 #689 8:33AM
Silly symphony swings are open. We went on them today (for the first time)!  - DisneyDiane316  821.7 #247 6:50PM
See @teapotsandteacups post today...  Says reopens Sept 9!  Thank you! - Dianat710  84.6 #4003 8:05PM
It opened today! Line was way too long for me so I shall try another day😒 - DarthFairy  720.4 #298 9:09PM

Thanked by:   Tom   carminaire   kimdis   102 More Thanks connielu   Luv-Mickey   ocmommy  
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
127300

2. teapotsandteacups
120000

3. jacdanfan
115000

4. leopardditz2000
98000

5. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
88000

6. Melody_CM
65000

7. DisneyGrandma
65000

8. debbiev
64750

9. disneygrandma1
63000

10. DarthFairy
58950

 

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  720.4 #298 7:43PM
!! CongratsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - SnowKitty  116.0 #3414 5:06PM
  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  1304.7 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  156.3 #2714 9:06PM
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  720.4 #298 7:43PM
!! CongratsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - SnowKitty  116.0 #3414 5:06PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  171.7 #2469 12:21PM

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  2567.9 #61 7:22PM
- teapotsandteacups  1774.4 #104 3:50PM
- sunvalgifts  171.7 #2469 3:10PM
- SnowKitty  116.0 #3414 8:03PM

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!


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

1. Winnie111286
7372

2. uscdisneyteacher
7032

3. CobbPR
6911

4. misschurro
6461

5. Dave
6176

6. BaseballMickey
6085

7. pikarich
6034

8. Plumiegirl
5610

9. Duchess_SMK
5561

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4671.6 #32 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  720.4 #298 8:06PM
This is so true, it never changes, what's up with that lol - itsmyglassslipper  572.2 #392 12:28PM
I know and I'm still on itπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Plumiegirl  10393.4 #9 5:56PM
I thought it was just me. Lol. Someone needs to hit the refresh button. :) - DeadliestPassholder  387.6 #624 2:10PM


Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.2 #2129 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1500.9 #126 5:56AM
Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.9 #37 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  5375.7 #25 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1231.8 #157 3:48PM
Fantastic!! - Ilovegoofy  131.2 #3126 4:37PM
Top of the list  - buzzgoneyear92  280.4 #1137 12:09AM
Note to self: When you see this comment a year from now, be sure to say something witty!!! - clawton  343.5 #747 9:03PM


 
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  2281.8 #75 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  227.0 #1724 7:31PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  243.3 #1516 12:45PM
I'm reading Season One now. Picked it and the first two Voyagers up at the 4th of July Sale. I am loving the intrigue and history woven together! - Ilovegoofy  131.2 #3126 8:42AM

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

1. Tot mw farewell meetup all passes access
Dec 15, 2016 08:00pm

2. Drop for the last time
Jan 07, 2017 08:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1500.9 #126 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  8513.1 #11 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1500.9 #126 6:03AM
 I changed it to August 5πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - secretagentangel  8513.1 #11 11:07AM
I spy Christmas in July! - PumpkinweenieVelinee  3972.0 #43 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  8513.1 #11 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  23642.7 #3 11:12AM
- PumpkinweenieVelinee  3972.0 #43 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  8513.1 #11 3:18PM
It's been bumped but next MEETUP is this Friday, September 16 at DCA for another "last time" on the attractions being changed! Watch for the main post!  - secretagentangel  8513.1 #11 1:42PM
Next meetups are.... At DCA, possibly Tuesday September 20, Friday, September 23, Friday, September  30, Friday October, 7, 14, 21, 28,(come join the choc  walk group), dapper day dress up Friday, November 4, plus that Sunday and........ to infinity and beyondπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Will add in a couple more of  the week days depending on the MHP schedule for maybe either a soundsational  meet up or WOC meet up. Whatever's on the calendar. Just a heads up for everybody planning a visit in the next seven weeks. Once PTN is back we'll  add more of those also. Also watch for cadaver calls for meetups on certain MHP nights. We'll  be having  one the night we go, October 5 , an  hour before the party starts. I'll post reminders soon!!  dm me with suggestions too if you want me to post one or help posting your own!πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ - secretagentangel  8513.1 #11 2:14PM
Where is the meet up for Sept 30? we will be at MHP Fri Sept 30 and staying Sat and Sun. - snowgrey  8.7 #12779 4:56PM

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  8339.3 #12 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7850 10:32PM
- sunvalgifts  171.7 #2469 7:40AM
Thank you! Can't wait to read itπŸ€“ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #13778 10:22PM

MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Winnie111286
1620.67

2. ShariRenee
671.39

3. Melody_CM
615.67

4. Coaster
498.17

5. SorcererD91
497.44

6. DisneyDiane316
477.97

7. grumpypapa
449.49

8. sheridanrabbit
405.31

9. secretagentangel
379.11

10. dizzneyfan
366.98



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  23642.7 #3 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2567.9 #61 1:11PM
Yes, yes. I know you do.  - crazyfriends  7.8 #13780 2:03AM
Who doesn't love Disneyland???  Happiest place on earth.  :) - Disneylanddad702  467.2 #507 2:38PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  1154.8 #171 9:59AM
How am I #1? Wait times and posting to the lounge the last 3 days? Awesome!! I love Mousewait! πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  738.5 #292 7:05PM
I left a week ago and I'm still #2 on the list!! YAY!! πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  738.5 #292 6:22PM

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
15.53

2. Donald1967
7.37

3. DisneyMom13
4.92

4. Goofytom
2.83

5. sheridanrabbit
1.42

6. DonaldRox
1.27

7. teapotsandteacups
1.02

8. Boundin
0.8

9. mamabeam
0.72

10. DisneyDiane316
0.63

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  316.6 #888 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  97.6 #3755 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  13549.4 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2818.9 #54 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  97.6 #3755 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2818.9 #54 9:42AM
Hey! I made top 10!! !  - DisneyDiane316  821.7 #247 8:29PM
Way to go, beautiful!   - Wyldsideb  223.2 #1774 1:42PM
With a whopping ONE point! - phillip...  1393.0 #140 9:17PM
I can't hate...it's more than I got - Wyldsideb  223.2 #1774 7:58PM
Hey phillip... I worked hard for that 1 point! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyDiane316  821.7 #247 8:38PM
You're slacking. You're down to less than half a point, but at least you're still on the list. - phillip...  1393.0 #140 11:42AM
Wow look at that my first list yay not many points but I'm there 😊 - Donald1967  185.0 #2276 8:33PM

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  1152.2 #172 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2082.8 #84 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  433.7 #546 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  87.9 #3926 2:38PM

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  1774.4 #104 11:41PM
This was helpful.. But I'm still having an issue posting to pics to the loungeπŸ˜‘ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #13778 10:12AM

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  3132.0 #49 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  358.0 #701 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  358.0 #701 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  3707.7 #45 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4244.2 #39 12:59PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  433.7 #546 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  1736.3 #109 2:20PM
Any chance of this coming to Android? - dsnylnd4me  369.7 #665 12:08PM

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 #1011 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  159.7 #2662 3:57PM
I sent you emails and support requests for my last 2 stays in May and June. I would appreciate it if you could check on them and let me know if I need to send you any additional info, please let me know. Thanks for your help @@@@@@@@@Admin - Winnie111286  23720.5 #2 10:51AM
You are awesome.  Thanks Admin - Winnie111286  23720.5 #2 1:28PM
@@@Disneydollarpam - disneyforme  777.4 #270 10:04PM

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  504.8 #461 12:29PM
I Loved across the street once. - nitromouse  300.6 #986 10:55PM
πŸ˜‚ - TinyDancerTay  672.3 #330 12:03AM
I love across the street, for a week, two or three times a year.  - crazyfriends  7.8 #13780 4:42PM

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! 

We want more books - sctoaonk75  295.3 #1015 7:42PM
- MommyandBash  433.7 #546 4:52PM
We want more books - sctoaonk75  295.3 #1015 7:42PM
- sunvalgifts  171.7 #2469 12:55PM

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  43.7 #5282 8:01AM
- CT4625  105.1 #3621 8:30PM
Now that looks like a good service. - MoChuck  159.7 #2662 11:24AM
I use this every time I'm at the parks now and llove it!!!!  Thanks Admin - leopardditz2000  1241.3 #154 7:44PM

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  57.3 #4709 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  99.4 #3729 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  3707.7 #45 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  43.7 #5282 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  358.0 #701 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  1097.8 #184 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7283 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  54.6 #4814 7:25PM

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. Winnie111286
1395.27

2. Melody_CM
611.17

3. Coaster
498.17

4. ShariRenee
463.33

5. sheridanrabbit
375.23

6. SorcererD91
368.32

7. sawman911
357.83

8. grumpypapa
348.8

9. Tom
336.4

10. dizzneyfan
303.27

 

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  87.9 #3926 7:14AM
I just want to thank all the newbies who are on the list so much lately! This was started as a wait time and more app so by your starting out from the beginning doing wait times is awesome! 2/3of my points are from wait times. I make a game of it and have fun doing them. Hope everyone tries it, it helps others and you earn credits!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - secretagentangel  8513.1 #11 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  3132.0 #49 10:28PM
I figure it is the least my wife and i can do, plus it is great exercise! I keep saying, one of these days we will go to one of the meet-ups. We generally only go on Saturday and sometimes Sunday as well. That darn thing called 'work' just gets in the way!  - oiler2112  1022.3 #205 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  271.1 #1233 6:54PM
Next August I will be posting wait times I know it will help pass the time in line but with 15 to 20 of us should go pretty well thanks to you and all the people here on MW - mjpdisney67  62.0 #4565 10:10AM
I can't wait to enter wait times for the first time in a couple weeks!  - miadawn128  163.3 #2609 7:00PM
It's so much fun! @@miadawn128 πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  738.5 #292 9:14PM
Hey! I'm in the top 10 for once haha! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ» - DisneyDiane316  821.7 #247 9:37AM
Nice job DisneyDiane316 - miadawn128  163.3 #2609 7:04AM

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  2055.3 #87 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  460.3 #515 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I noticed this post is kind of old, but is the Amazon link still working? My hubby tried to buy something through it but it didn't work. @Admin - DisneyDiane316  821.7 #247 7:59PM
Thanks for letting us know DisneyDiane316 the link should be fixed now for Amazon, or you can use this URL http://amzn.to/OUTbbI thanks! - Admin  4:41PM
Thanks for sending the updated link Admin. Will be shopping soon! - DisneyDiane316  821.7 #247 6:42PM
Yay! Using this today I always forget to buy through the mw link . Bump for more people to use.  - mozbaby  148.8 #2833 7:16AM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey
8086.82

2. Stitch_Legacy
5143.16

3. RickChavez
3672.13

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4840.62

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8
4485.49

7. DLKenCA
3015.96

8. IDVandalSkipperCM
2638.7

9. Dave
13832.5

10. LilSterner
5828.36



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4671.6 #32 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  12071.5 #8 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4671.6 #32 10:56PM

Your Donations Help Us Make MouseWait Better!

TOP MWs of the WEEK

1.Winnie111286 435.62 #2  
2.ShariRenee 316.37 #8  
3.spicoli 231.93 #193  
4.DisneyDiane316 166.44 #247  
5.secretagentangel 129.9 #11  
6.Melody_CM 120.25 #3  
7.jacdanfan 117.54 #6  
8.Tom 102.45 #5  
9.TinyDancerTay 102.18 #330  
10.PeppersGhost 97.86 #820  

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.


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