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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  801.8 #194 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  3439.0 #28 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  5778.4 #14 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  873.5 #183 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  405.3 #485 10:19AM
Awesome post! - Admin 8:05PM
Good morning! Don't you sleep? Can't wait to see you! - dimplesdanie  1236.7 #111 12:08AM
::giggles:: I was too excited about DL's birthday to sleep. I'm off to bed now. xx - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 12:14AM
Sweet dreams doll 😴😴😴 - dimplesdanie  1236.7 #111 1:11AM
Great post as usual, ty! - Bunnie  465.9 #402 12:15AM
Awe! Glad you liked it! - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:20AM
Thank you for another amazing history lesson! - Atora  2184.7 #55 12:25AM
My absolute pleasure! Thanks for letting me know you like these! ;) - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 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  734.9 #219 12:25AM
Oh YAY! That was the direction I was going for. You made me smile SO big just now! Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:45AM
Yaay πŸ‘πŸ˜Š - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  734.9 #219 9:39AM
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Ohhh look at you all fancy! :) - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 8:03AM
༻ᎻÀᏒᏒÿ ✨✨ᎠαŽ₯ᎦNᎬᎩᏞαŽͺNᎠ✨✨ ᏰIrαΊ—αΈ§daΓΏΰΌΊ - MadameLeota  1839.4 #72 1:06AM
HI MadameLeota !!! Haven't seen you in ages! You coming out today?! - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 8:06AM
******Hi SMK!☺I am going to try after work. Hopefully, I won't be too tired. - MadameLeota  1839.4 #72 10:17AM
😍😍😍weeeee! Hope I see ya! - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 11:21AM
******Sorry @Duchess_SMK I am just too tired from workπŸ˜₯ I hope your having fun!πŸ˜‰ - MadameLeota  1839.4 #72 8:42PM
Happy 58th Disneyland!! - jacdanfan  7496.8 #5 4:56AM
πŸŽπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 11:22AM
πŸŽ‰Happy Birthday Disneyland! Wish I could be there to celebrate 58 magical years.πŸŽ‰ - SBsnowwhite  511.1 #359 5:06AM
I'll scream extra loud at the parade today in your honor. 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 11:22AM
So detailed! Thank you ! I didn't go untill around 1962 .... - carminaire  610.2 #284 6:01AM
I worked pretty hard on this one. Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 11:23AM
Awesome post, Duchess! Thank you. Have a great time at the Parks! - ElectricMayhemMom  914.8 #169 6:16AM
Thanks doll! We did! So tired! - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 12:35AM
These are always great posts! Thank you! - TenSixths  173.6 #2214 6:22AM
Well gosh! Thanks!!! - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 12:36AM
Amazing post and thank you for sharing. Have a fun filled day in the park today. Wish I could be there! 😘 - LaPearleNoir  1249.2 #108 6:23AM
Wish we were able to make it today! Thanks for the read! - starwarsmamma  561.6 #314 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  4692.8 #19 6:54AM
On my way :) happy 58th πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ - HakunaMatataJess  18.2 #6789 6:56AM
Thanks, Duchess! - antetr95  1703.7 #78 7:21AM
Thank you so much! :) - GheeButtersnaps  377.6 #533 7:40AM
I only wish I could be there today! Darn job and bills! See you on Friday! - disneygal  433.2 #439 7:51AM
Thank you. Your post is a tribute! - E-Ticket  1189.4 #120 7:55AM
Love it!! - Willierose  2035.6 #58 8:06AM
Super cool info - Dizkid  353.9 #588 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  615.0 #281 8:34AM
Happy birthday DisneylandπŸŽ‰ - Linzee  896.6 #174 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. - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4471.6 #20 8:39AM
Right?! Thank you doll! 😘😘 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 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 #381 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  5778.4 #14 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  258.5 #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  1230.0 #112 9:33AM
And you can see the guy with the little monkey!! at about 9:30 mins in... - MissMolly  1230.0 #112 9:37AM
😱 Nice catch! I mised that! And yes! Loved the way people dressed back then! - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 9:25PM
This is sooo cool!!! Thank you Duchess!!!! Can't wait to be there today and celebrate. Happy birthday Disneyland!!! - missariel33  1615.6 #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 #12769 10:15AM
Great post! Thanks for all of your time and effort. Happy birthday Disneyland!!! - VanDisney  342.3 #620 10:16AM
Great read! Thanks for sharing, Duchess! - antetr95  1703.7 #78 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  60.1 #4108 10:36AM
Awesome reading material today! Thank you! - ElSuperRaton  4466.2 #21 10:54AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland!! Thanks so much Duchess, what a wonderful post of this amazing day! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ - MinnieMousewife  772.0 #206 11:12AM
Thank you , Duchess! Hope to see you there at the ceremony!! - debbiev  873.5 #183 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  271.1 #1039 11:51AM
Loved reading this today! - lotusflow3r  172.3 #2238 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 #1040 12:10PM
What a great day! Thanks for posting the pic - ToyStoryAZ  5.8 #14304 12:34PM
Super cool ! And a big thanx to all your awesome posts . - snakeinmyboot40  394.0 #507 7:17PM
So glad you like em! :) thanks for tellin me! - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 12:21AM
wow I actually have the YouTube video of that special day. thanks again for the wonderful content. - gonzofam  303.3 #796 9:05PM
You're welcome! And I posted the link if ya wanna watch now. :) - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 12:20AM
Thank you - gonzofam  303.3 #796 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  722.3 #224 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 #1924 10:35PM
Thank you! You are always a font of information!!! - Boundin  535.5 #335 11:46PM
Great post! - CobbPR  6884.6 #9 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 #5841 12:46AM

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Reminder to check out the new "Freeze the Night", apart of Frozen Fun in Hollywood Land every night. 

unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be busy this week, Monday and Tuesday, with CIs in the 80s in Disneyland Park and in the 70s in DCA. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are hard to predict, crowd wise, as it is sometimes busy and sometimes crowded. Then expect it to be busy the rest of the weekend. 

Merry Christmas!  - BaseballMickey_CM Dec 22, 2014 12:07PM



We have always noticed that Saturdays are better than Sundays! We always come on the weekend and say we want to leave at dinner time on Sunday, but always leave by 11-12 because there are so many people. We love Saturday!! - 1Princess3Princes  351.6 #595 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6730 11:53PM
I love these posts!  I do have a question/request/suggestion...is there a way to only show the 3-4 most recent posts?  It's a lot to scroll through. @@Admin - TiggersAndTinks  114.1 #3182 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  215.0 #1689 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  353.9 #588 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1200.6 #119 8:23PM

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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  1019.3 #154 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  665.2 #251 6:30PM
Sounds fun!! - HappyPrincess  25.0 #5800 10:48AM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  29.5 #5376 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1019.3 #154 1:21PM

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If I get my health back on track with my new insurance and we somehow get my brother helped, I will post a join me for my first ride on RSR party, my brother can't go on, and I have been so sick and felt bad about going in front with the old pass.  I will post one in june. maybe it can be the lets all go on the attractions we have never been on before event. - secretagentangel  1304.4 #103 4:31PM
Thank you!! My birthday is April 29th & I just realized that we will have been moved down by then. Time to plan a birthday bash! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ - apesandmonkeys  7554.5 #4 9:08PM
We need to celebrate!! - Superspacemountainfan  82.8 #3665 2:03PM
We share the same birthday! Happy a early Birthday!! - BriarRose110511  230.9 #1480 9:03PM
That's so cool!!! Same to you πŸŒΊπŸ’œπŸŒΊπŸ’œ - apesandmonkeys  7554.5 #4 12:36AM
If I knew about this, I'd have stayed an extra day w @amyb1076 - luvdatturkeyleg  39.4 #4788 3:00PM
I've never done a mousewait meet up... Where do I go... - Disneygrl35  2.1 #55972 12:50PM
If you're there today, you can make HandMeAChurroImmaFaint 'S POTC meetup at 6 pm. Usually they will gather across from the ride entrance. Perhaps along the fence area of the Riverbelle Terrace. Look for a fairly large group of fun-loving people. Many will have their mouse ears on. Your hostess, Ms Churro, will be leading the way. Just dive right in and ask, 'excuse me. Is this the Mousewait meetup?'  You won't be sorry!  Disneygrl35 - MeridaFan  3439.0 #28 2:09PM
Thanks so much for the info MeridaFan!!!😊😊 - Disneygrl35  2.1 #55972 2:19PM
We are meeting at the Petrified tree in Frontierland- to the left of the Mark Twain Riverboat entrance. Thanks MeridaFan😘😘 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4471.6 #20 4:45PM

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6351.74

2. Stitch_Legacy
4989.15

3. RickChavez
3276.12

4. ScooterMike
1961.66

5. SPandEvLover
3108.23

6. IDVandalSkipperCM
2209.17

7. caramiapoohAKAface
3256.38

8. Dave
11842.8

9. Duchess_SMK
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10. JustCantWait
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Thank you everyone! You do a great job keeping us in the know and making MW a must have for Disney info!!! - Boundin  535.5 #335 10:33PM
Seriously, thank you so much! Being that we can only afford to go a couple times a year, this helps keep my Disneyland "craving" in balance  - apesandmonkeys  7554.5 #4 3:47PM
Yes!  Same here.   - DisLUVney  554.0 #319 2:36PM
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newsies! - MelodyMouse  3475.0 #27 9:02AM

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

Looks good - Chumash28  1069.6 #142 4:48PM
How exciting! Always love your trailers! - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:42AM
I can't wait to start reading this.  - grumpypapa  2612.4 #39 7:23PM
When oh when will this be available on iTunes?!?! I have never finished a book so quickly. I am rereading it with my son while anxiously waiting for season 2 to be iTunes ready. Please hurry! - snitsos  26.7 #5610 9:54PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

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14839.3

2. Dave
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3. Plumiegirl
8312.12

4. apesandmonkeys
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5. jacdanfan
7496.78

6. Tom
7466.86

7. goofygal
7311.98

8. uscdisneyteacher
7223.13

9. CobbPR
6884.62

10. Bullseye
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Mr.7, that was fast. And I think it's been less than a year since you joined right? Thanks for sharing your talent with us - philliprocks  905.3 #172 6:08PM
Haha - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 12:33PM
Number 6 now - philliprocks  905.3 #172 2:09PM
5* - AshleyRae-  121.1 #3046 3:25PM
Thank you for your contributions! - Song  1548.0 #86 11:18AM
What about me??? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜‹ - Kayoss  82.7 #3666 6:02AM
Kayoss you aren't easily forgotten. Just mention the words bus ride. - Dizkid  353.9 #588 8:15PM

MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. MelodyMouse
362

2. ShariRenee
343

3. Stitch_Legacy
258

4. HARR_E
231

5. Winnie111286
225

6. WARLOCK
221

7. Plumiegirl
218

8. Tom
197

9. luxkitty
163

10. chads018
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I'm in the top 10!  - luxkitty  1921.9 #68 3:12PM
Waytago! Keep up the good woik (Bugs Bunny accent) - MelodyMouse  3475.0 #27 9:57AM
I adore Disneyland! - MelodyMouse  3475.0 #27 8:58AM
Me too! - ShariRenee  4692.8 #19 9:09PM
MelodyMouse is #1 in my book no matter where she may be on this list...oh, wait...she IS #1...WOO HOO! - DisneyDonn  0.1 #97943 3:19PM
Aw shucks (Goofy voice). Thx DD - MelodyMouse  3475.0 #27 8:12AM

Thanked by:   luxkitty   Tom  
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
43

2. DisneylandOrBust
18

3. richiii3
16

4. Goofytom
12

5. emily.northcutt.94
8

6. SplashLover24
8

7. Boundin
3

8. DonaldRox
2

9. Tom
2

10. DarthTinkerbell
1

 

What the! I made a top 10 list! I lose like half my games but at least I play. Atora should know, she made a fool of me. What was it 28 to 12? - philliprocks  905.3 #172 6:51PM
Ouch! She's pretty tough to beat. - sawman911  665.2 #251 10:19PM
Ready for a rematch? 😈 - Atora  2184.7 #55 5:49PM
If I say yes, I'm lying. If I say no I'm a sissy  - philliprocks  905.3 #172 7:46PM
Hahahaha!  - apesandmonkeys  7554.5 #4 6:51PM
Woo woo! Look at you! - BellesLibrary  402.2 #492 3:36PM
You're just the 9th loser! Loser - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:11PM
And you're a sissy anyway - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:11PM
I smell a recount due to dangling chads @philliprocks⚠ - MickeyLumboCM  761.9 #210 7:06PM
Wow congrats Phillip! You're moving on up!  - BellesLibrary  402.2 #492 5:41PM
Annnnnnnnnd.... ur gone - SpiritOfAdventure  1029.3 #149 11:24PM
Whaaaaaa??? I'm on The List! I...... I feel so honored! I don't know what to say! Id like to thanks my parents for.... Lol jk. Kind of shocked. I usually lose. - BellesLibrary  402.2 #492 11:34PM
It's inconceivable!  - DonaldRox  32.7 #5148 11:29AM
DisneylandOrBust, DonaldRox and MadLeota are fun players!!! I am learning a lot!!!!! - Boundin  535.5 #335 6:20PM

Thanked by:   Ray1man   Shameekz   Tom   DarthTinkerbell   Boundin   richiii3  
Download VOYAGEERS to your device today! Discover the VOYAGEERS Society, and the magical Main Street Realm in this action packed adventure for kids of ALL ages! Also available on iBooks and Kobo. Follow the VOYAGEERS on Facebook for more info and behind the scenes exclusives.

Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  886.4 #175 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1200.6 #119 10:53PM
- mckelfam  30.1 #5337 8:46PM
Loooooved it! - melissa_ficent  318.5 #722 9:57PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Casey Jr. reopens Dec. 19
Storybook Land Canal Boats reopen Dec. 19


DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Boudin Bakery Tour

Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.5 #778 8:33AM
Did anyone ride Canal Boats today? Anything to report? - MelodyMouse  3475.0 #27 9:10PM
Did you see the photos yesterday, they have the canal ride  frozen land where old mill was. - secretagentangel  1304.4 #103 2:39PM

Thanked by:   Tom   carminaire   kimdis  
Here is the Overall Quality Top 10 real-time list. Follow these MouseWaiters for great content:

1. CobbPR
6504

2. uscdisneyteacher
5585

3. Dave
4710

4. BaseballMickey_CM
4629

5. Stitch_Legacy
4402

6. Duchess_SMK
4385

7. ElSuperRaton
4195

8. Plumiegirl
3989

9. LoneRAYnger
3609

10. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
3452



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Take me to your Quality Leaders - MelodyMouse  3475.0 #27 1:04PM
Phillip is on another list! My hit list! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:41PM
Them is fighting words - philliprocks  905.3 #172 1:57PM
It's not nice to hit  - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3872.8 #25 6:41PM
But sometimes he deserves it! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 10:00AM
He throws Rocks doe - RickChavez  3276.1 #31 3:07PM
Anyone here in DL today would like some company for a few hours? - jamesmuller8  0.0 #64324 1:07PM
Soo nice you asked, I wish I were there now, will be later though - TinkerbellRings  1.4 #59989 9:29AM
πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - MeridaFan  3439.0 #28 3:40PM

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

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

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


New Orleans Square attractions are best.  - CM_Shadowgamer  2375.0 #49 7:23PM
 I agree,for life - bonedaddy909  1173.0 #125 6:56AM
Completely agree!!!       - adisneyfamily  722.3 #224 10:23AM
Gotta love NOS!    - grumpypapa  2612.4 #39 4:12AM
Nooooo captain EO needs to go! - hairdog67  258.6 #1156 4:17PM
Agreed! - KingdomKeeper1210  29.0 #0 3:17PM
What!!?? Nooooo!!!! - CaptainEOlove  4.6 #17957 12:40PM
I still have yet to eat at big thunder! What's your favorite thing to eat there??  - littleone  244.3 #1309 4:19PM
Make reservations!  They were full when we went. So bummed I missed it.  - TinyDancerTay  23.7 #5966 4:56PM
Everything is delicious in the all-you-can-eat barbecue meal there,  but last time, we just went to share the huge cookie/ice cream dessert. Worth it! - YoPirate  27.5 #5549 5:11PM
Agree!!! - bondfamluvsdisney  2.0 #56315 9:54PM

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  2612.4 #39 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
I love the cover of this!  I just started reading it this morning.  - MeridaFan  3439.0 #28 1:25PM
Thank you! We put a lot of work into that cover to get it just right. - Admin  2:00PM
- MissAmericaSings  357.9 #577 5:36PM
Loved watching this video now I want the book!! - missdisney925  114.7 #3168 3:08PM

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I still have not received my credits from the birthday bash? - vegashappyhaunts  97.9 #3436 6:01PM
I just called them to price out our potential trip in June. Chris was so nice and the MW savings are phenomenal! Still waiting on work vacation approval to reserve the room!  - HNL2SFO  205.4 #1819 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  13.3 #8018 3:57PM
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I have done this form multiple times and I never get the points :( - Disney4life  57.6 #4169 10:43PM
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They helped me get the points. - Winnie111286  2012.3 #61 10:21AM


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

I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  26.7 #5610 5:28PM
- luxkitty  1921.9 #68 12:00AM
Thanks for the sticker!!!luxkitty - GoofyMom77  637.5 #266 12:19PM
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GOAT EFFECT is finally here for iOS! #SaveTheGoat by knocking the dynamite out of his mouth and see how high you can run your score up! Press on your High Score on the main page to see where you rank in Game Center. Have fun!

- jacdanfan  7496.8 #5 7:44PM
- MadameLeota  1839.4 #72 1:06PM
I just jumped up to 40th - Chumash28  1069.6 #142 9:30AM
- FanOfJack  135.1 #2822 12:25PM

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

I've only been playing random players and that is definitely hit or miss. Anyone who wants to start a game with me is more than welcome!! Plus - you'll probably win! Lol - MissAcroBRAT  244.5 #1305 8:13AM
Just sent you a couple of invites. Let's play - Goofytom  1019.3 #154 4:06PM
I love this game! If anyone wants to play, I'm willing! - DisneylandOrBust  329.7 #0 10:02AM
I sent some invites too!!!! - DisneyPrincessT  65.3 #3994 10:40AM
I haven't played in a while so if anyone wants a game start one and you might get some easier points ;) - chrismis21  469.5 #397 3:19PM

DISCOUNTED DISNEYLAND TICKETS THROUGH MOUSEWAIT! You get 2% off select tickets if you purchase on this page and use the code MOUSEWAIT at checkout. A percentage of your total purchase comes back to MouseWait, which helps cover our monthly maintenance and development expenses! You will also get 100 Credits if you email us your receipt along with your username! 

How cool! Hmmmm now to find someone who needs tickets! - Shameekz  41.3 #4703 3:14PM
Does it include purchasing so cal resident discunted tickets? - HappyPrincess  25.0 #5800 11:49PM
Umm... Excellent question - BeatleMike  564.7 #313 11:23PM
Awesome - pamntink  36.0 #4959 10:54AM
Also doesn't include D23 memberships. ugh. - DLKenCA  1759.7 #75 8:57AM

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

1. MeridaFan
41630

2. MelodyMouse
40000

3. jacdanfan
40000

4. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
28750

5. PrincessCindy
25400

6. secretagentangel
24900

7. debbiev
24250

8. nataska1989
20000

9. DisneyGrandma
19500

10. leopardditz2000
18750

 

A list I made....for spending money!! Figures... - debbiev  873.5 #183 2:42PM
Lol - robmurow  3116.4 #35 4:03PM
Ha hahahaha!  Yeah. I won't be telling my husband about this list. Not that he'd be surprised. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3439.0 #28 6:28PM
Haha, @MeridaFan my husband knows me too well!! - debbiev  873.5 #183 10:06PM
Me too! hahahaha - luxkitty  1921.9 #68 8:34PM
πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ - debbiev  873.5 #183 11:31AM
This list is awesome!!!! LOL We already know Dave spends the most on food and 2BON2B spends the most on dolls. It's funny to think of other possibilities! Great job contributing everyone!!! - MrsSchnooks  2833.0 #37 11:54AM
I just figured out that if you buy 1500 at a time it is a major deal.  but then you get too tempted and buy EVERYTHING!!!!!:D - secretagentangel  1304.4 #103 8:57PM
The dolls! πŸ‘€ - missariel33  1615.6 #82 8:01PM
I spend too much $$ on Disney purses. luxkitty can you relate? Lol - apesandmonkeys  7554.5 #4 9:43PM
Yep @apesandmonkeys lol - luxkitty  1921.9 #68 5:01PM
 Spend too much on everything!  πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3439.0 #28 3:06PM
Shhh!😳😳don't tell my husband πŸ˜‚ - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  949.9 #161 10:00PM
Thank you Admin, for the Costco iTunes card tip and for the generous double credits which, if my math is correct, were actually quadrupled somehow! I'm stunned and grateful.  - MelodyMouse  3475.0 #27 8:20AM
@luxkitty bumped you off sorry πŸ˜‚ - draven898  467.4 #398 1:49PM
Awww man! I gotta step my game up now! Lol - luxkitty  1921.9 #68 2:13PM

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