934.9 #226 (DL Qual #190

Jul 17, 2013 9:45 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
On this most special day, I can't think of anything better to do than reminisce about our visits to this magical place. How about sharing a visit where you either surprised someone with a visit and/or was surprised by a visit to The Happiest Place On Earth? I will start! Even though I grew up about 15 miles from DL, I was only able to visit an amusement park every few years growing up. One year in the mid-70's, I was about 7/8/9, my mom said we were going to Knotts! Well as much as we were excited about going to an amusement park, my siblings and I were disappointed we weren't going to Disneyland. :-( So the fun day finally arrives and us kids jump into the back of the truck (covered with a shell, remember this was before seatbelt laws). Off we go. Now I was a nerdy kid who was obsessed with maps, I could give you directions to anywhere in the Western US. So I'm laying on the makeshift bed propped on my elbows, looking through the pass through glass towards the front of the truck. My stepfather, mom and aunt are in the cab. So we are cruising down the 91, I'm keeping track of the off ramps, yup getting closer to Beach Blvd. But wait, WE PASS Beach Blvd and get on the 5. So I start pounding on the window, try to telling them they passed the offramp and they are on the WRONG FREEWAY! I tell my siblings, now we are all freaking out! How am I going to give my stepfather directions back to Knotts if they can't hear me? Now we are all pounding on the glass. Finally my aunt turns around. Through sign language we are trying to tell her the dilemma. But she is not getting it!! Arg!! I notice we are slowing down, I look up and we are getting off at Harbor Blvd. What?!?! I start screaming to my siblings, "I think we are going to Disneyland! We are at Disneyland!!" All three of us are freaking out! Sure enough I go back to my post on the bed and Yes! we turn right into the Disneyland driveway. I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT!! We park, my mom comes around and unlocks us from the back. "Are you surprised?!" I swear that was the Happiest Day of my life to that point. The adults could stop laughing at me telling my story. This day was so great I even forgot about being upset at having to wear matching clothes with my sisters lol. I am so grateful that almost 40 years later I have this magical memory as clear a day in my heart. :-). Looking forward to reading your stories! (And thanks for reading my book lol)

GREAT story, PrincessDuckie!! I started going to Disneyland almost 20 years ago with my sister and her 5 girls (although it was only 4 at the time!) Well we hadn't gone for quiet a few years and she and her family decided to go right after school got out-a couple years ago. They begged me to come, but I couldn't get the time. Well I surprised them and was sitting on the connecting airplane when they boarded (we live in different cities). I was the obnoxious person in the row in front of them-putting my chair back and forth, etc. I finally turned around and we all squealed! It was a great surprise and a great trip! I only wish that before I turned around on the plane I would've sung, "It's a 'Little' World Afterall". Ha!! It would've made her crazy!! She would've had to correct me! - SmallWorldSister  15.0 #9261 2:22PM
Best story ever! You are a cool sister and aunt! How did you figure out what flight they were on? - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 6:14PM
That is awesome! - widowtallan  288.1 #1086 7:59PM
Love this story. It got me through a statistics class today! Im in class now smiling! - april_december  301.4 #999 10:13AM
Yikes statistics... - missariel33  2115.6 #87 11:23AM
Oh good! :-). I loved Stats so you made me smile :-) - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 11:27AM
These are all awesome stories! My favorite surprise was when I surprised my sister when we were both teenagers. I was 17 and she was 15 when our Mom died and we went to live with our Godparents. We had to go to many therapy appointments and life was challenging then, so I decided we needed a break. One day I told her that the next day we had to go to a big therapy appointment in Orange County and I threw her sneakers and jacket in my trunk, making sure she didn't see. When we were on the freeway and passing the signs for DL, she kept saying how much she wished we could go that day and how sad it is to pass by DL and not be able to go. I waited until the very last offramp to turn off and I said, "Oh heck, lets just go to Disneyland instead!" She started crying because she was so happy to spend the day at our favorite place and not have to go to another difficult therapy appt. and I started crying because it made me so happy. Still one of my favorite memories of my life, Disneyland is pure medicine for whatever you are going through😊 - Nala  389.1 #632 4:14PM
You are such an amazing sister. I'm sorry for your loss. I'm glad you have each other. I'm sure your sister will never forget this day. - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 10:47PM
That was so exciting to read! I remember being locked in the back of the "shell". We used to pound on the glass too. Thx for sharing your story :) - goofymom2boys  1546.2 #126 9:51AM
You are welcome. I think shells aren't as popular anymore cause you can't throw a bunch of people back there anymore lol - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 11:20AM
Yep, me too. Only it was my dad's El Camino. Laying down the whole way. - HalfCaff  684.5 #330 11:31AM
Lol my dad had an ElCamino with a shell too! Brings back memories of trips to Belmont Shores, my bicentennial kite and jogging skates! - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 1:42PM
That is such a cute and wonderful story!! I was smiling while reading through it! I first went to Disneyland when I was 18 now I am about to 25 in less than a month and I am just so in love with the place. I miss it so much (I live in Texas) and I cannot wait to go back and visit it again. I especially look forward to taking my mom and my siblings for their first time ever! - diduarte  6.6 #15962 9:55AM
How exciting, that will be an amazing trip for sure. Be sure to check into the Lounge as it gets close to your visit. We always have the inside scoop of what's going on at DLR. - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 11:22AM
I surprised my Mom with a trip to DL in 2006. I was taking my sister and her 4 kids and my mom was visiting at the time. We all jumped in the car and drove 10 hrs. straight from UT to Anaheim. She as 76 at the time and we had a wonderful time. I am so glad we had that trip because we lost her 8 months later and the kids have such great memories of their Grandma! - widowtallan  288.1 #1086 10:05AM
Neat!!! Where do you live in Utah? We are in Syracuse. - iteachdisney  203.4 #2064 10:18AM
:-) what a heartwarming story. Thanks for sharing. - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 11:23AM
Salt Lake. Glad to meet you! - widowtallan  288.1 #1086 1:12PM
What a nice story! My favorite memories of Disneyland are also from my childhood, when we drove there once a year in the summer. It was also about a 15-20 mile drive for us straight down Sepulveda, which turned into Willow then into Katella. It was pretty flat on the way there, no tall buildings back then, so when we got within a couple miles we could see Matterhorn! What a happy, happy sight! I will always remember Disneyland this way. - debbiev  1623.4 #123 10:08AM
:-). I'm sad that the Disneyland sign of our childhood is gone. But we have TOT and Matterhorn as landmarks I guess. Thanks for sharing. - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 11:24AM
I know, I miss that sign at the front gate too! I also miss the Skyway and other rides of our childhood. - debbiev  1623.4 #123 1:26PM
Okay, me next. Some of you know that my family lost our home to a fire last summer. ( Many precious Disneyland souvenirs lost as well ) We were fortunate to be able to salvage a few items, but we truly lost everything. I began plotting a surprise Christmas trip, but never thought I could pull it off. I saved like crazy, bought plane tickets and Disney tickets, booked a hotel suite. Then I realized that my daughters would need time off from work. I personally went to their bosses homes to ask them to make phony schedules and give my girls time off. I began stealing everyone's clothes and secretly packing. Then I told my children that a friend would be taking our family portrait for Christmas, and the only time available was 8 a.m. That meant everyone must be up and cute no later than 6 a.m. on a Saturday. Everyone was so tired that no one realized we were traveling the wrong direction until we actually reached the airport shuttle. My girls were freaking out wanting to know what was going on. "What about work?" "I have a date!" Then right before we got on the plane, my daughter received a text from her Starbucks crew asking how "family pictures" were going. We called Grandma from the esplanade and texted her a picture. It was a great surprise and a small step toward building new memories as a family. We're still working on collections. My daughters and I will be in the parks in 11 days. We hope to meet some of you wonderful people! - iteachdisney  203.4 #2064 10:13AM
I didnt know ur story but WOW. What an amazing surprise u planned. - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  999.0 #216 10:26AM
Sorry for your loss, but what a great story. Im sure all the planning was worth it. How cool that you are still surprising your kids even as they are older. - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 11:26AM
Nice story. I am sorry for your loss. - widowtallan  288.1 #1086 1:20PM
LOVE THIS!! - SmallWorldSister  15.0 #9261 2:29PM
Great story--what a nice surprise you gave them! Have fun with your daughters at your next visit! - #1DisneyDad  262.9 #1326 7:57PM
Thanks for sharing that is a great story!!! And I so... Remember those trucks lol. - annamichelle  234.5 #1653 11:27AM
:-). It's a wonder our generation lived through the crazy driving while hanging out in the back of the truck. - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 1:46PM
This brightened my day. I wish I can remember my first time. - sallyg  272.5 #1244 12:28PM
:-) Me too, I think I was around 4/5. I need to ask my mom to dig out some pics - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 1:46PM
This is a absolutely a true story, almost the exact opposite. I was about 10yrs old, staying over at my Best Friends house. His Dad was a funny man, a bit on the odd side, almost like a big kid. Out of the blue, he asks my friend and his 3 siblings and myself, "hey, do you want to go to Disneyland tomorrow?" Of course our answer was an excited "yes". He told us all to get ready for bed, get some rest. The next morning, he wakes us up real early and we all get into the car. We drive to Disneyland, excited to no end, and he pays for parking, we drive into the lot (when it was in front of Disneyland, pre-pre DCA) all excited. And he drives by the front and points to Disneyland and says, "There it is, Disneyland". And he proceeds to drive out of the parking lot and takes us back home. We were all torn, screaming, begging him to take us in, but he just laughed it off. Cruel, I know, but we all knew him to be that way, and shrugged it off. - KennyV  1253.8 #157 12:35PM
Omg this is horrible!!! :( - PrincessKaylee  249.9 #1446 12:36PM
I know, I know, it was especially cruel. But in hindsight, I've got a story to tell. I wonder if that's why I have been an AP holder for the past 11 years, some deep rooted resentment that someone kept me from going into the park. Hmmmm....? :) - KennyV  1253.8 #157 1:02PM
I know, I know, it was especially cruel. But in hindsight, I've got a story to tell. I wonder if that's why I have been an AP holder for the past 11 years, some deep rooted resentment that someone kept me from going into the park. Hmmmm....? :) - KennyV  1253.8 #157 1:02PM
So cruel! Glad you are an AP and was able to move past such a horrible experience. - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 1:48PM
I think because of the experience, I am an AP. - KennyV  1253.8 #157 2:18PM
So did his kids kill him in his sleep?? - SmallWorldSister  15.0 #9261 2:31PM
Wow what a story. I almost cried. Glad u enjoy disney now when u want 😊 - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  999.0 #216 2:44PM
SmallWorld Sister, no, he is still alive today as far as I know. But yes, it was a pretty rough day from there. He was a real jokster, so it was sort of par for the course and we all let it go. Unless my friend's younger siblings are in therapy, that I don't know for sure. - KennyV  1253.8 #157 2:53PM
What? I'm sorry that happened to you :-( - #1DisneyDad  262.9 #1326 8:02PM
Thanks VeganDisneyDad, but what doesn't kill you, makes you an AP holder. I'm pretty well (mal)adjusted :) - KennyV  1253.8 #157 2:02PM
My last trip was a surprise! I was on a college tour trip with my school and we were staying in Anaheim. They gave us about 3 hours to wander Downtown Disney and get dinner. Two of my friends that were with me had annual passes so we decided to grab dinner in the park! Turns out some of our teachers had the same idea and they ended up letting us stay til closing! - MelodyTime  313.6 #916 12:48PM
Sweet, DTD is so close but yet so far when you can't get in. Fun surprise! - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 1:49PM
Oh I loved your story! I felt excited for you! We have tried to surprise our kids several times. I think the best was our 2nd trip. They knew we were saving $ to go and thought we had much more to save. We went to SoCal to visit my gma and on the way home we told them we were tired and going to stop at a hotel for the night. (It was only early afternoon). We parked at the hotel but they didn't know where we were bc we went a back way. I captured on video the moment we let them in on the secret. They were so excited!!! My oldest was so happy but being practical she asked "do we have enough money?!?"and waited for the answer before she let herself get too excited. :) - BaronessVonShush  120.6 #3349 1:02PM
So cool! Lucky you have it on video. I actually remember asking my mom the same thing, I was so worried we didn't have enough money. - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 1:51PM
Last year for my birthday, I opened the preset from my boyfriend and inside was a shirt that said "I'm going to the Disneyland Resort" and a copy of our trip itinerary. I was so excited I cried! Three weeks later he proposed under the fireworks on Main Street! - NEVERGR0WUP  128.4 #3190 1:27PM
Kudos to him for keeping the secret for three weeks! Congrats, what a sweet proposal. - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 1:52PM
Love your story! I had a similar surprise when my sisters, cousins, and I were in elementary school. We were visiting SoCal and our parents told us we were going to Sea World for the day. So as we're on our way we notice we're driving by Disneyland.....our parents told us we had to pass by there to get to San Diego. Since we were young and not from the area, we didn't know any different. But all of a sudden we pulled into the Disneyland parking lot and our parents yelled "Surprise!". We were ecstatic....I think I even cried. Best surprise ever! - Ms.Disney  121.4 #3329 2:03PM
Yea! How fun that you were able to share your surprise visit with your cousins. - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 6:17PM
Haha! Fun story. Thanks for sharing :) - misschurro  8464.9 #13 2:26PM
:-). De nada. - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 6:18PM
Lovely story I enjoyed reading it thank you for sharing :) I remember when I was little we couldn't go to DL often so when I was 9 or 10 my mom said she wanted to talk to us in our room. I was scared trying to remember what I did wrong and why am I getting in trouble lol that night she sat my sisters and I in my bed and she said "I want you guys to get up early tomorrow morning because we are going somewhere" I said "where?" I guess she couldn't hold the secret any longer and she said "Disneyland" I swear we all started crying, hugging and jumping of joy! My little sister was so excited to meet Minnie for the first time. That night I couldn't sleep at all! That was the first time I have ever gotten up at 4 am to get ready and made my bed without my mom telling me to πŸ˜‚ and then at 7 am we were off to the happiest place on earth! We got there and we were so excited. The best memory ever πŸ˜ƒ - KladiaDisneyNinja  292.4 #1058 3:07PM
Awwwww, love! I swear a DLR trip is the only reason I like for insomnia. (Although as a parent and a driver, it's kind of a bummer not getting any sleep) - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 6:20PM
That's a lot to do but i bet there's nothing better than seeing your children's smile and joy at the parks :) - KladiaDisneyNinja  292.4 #1058 12:47PM
Great story! I grew up walking distance from Disneyland but only was able to go once as a kid. Now I go with my hubby & kids every chance we get! - ocmama  42.5 #5405 6:59PM
Thank you. How fun that you get to visit a lot! - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 10:59PM
*tear* - #1DisneyDad  262.9 #1326 7:31PM
I hope it's a happy tear! :-) - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 10:59PM
Yes, it was. Great story! - #1DisneyDad  262.9 #1326 7:45AM
What a fun story! Riding in the back of our blue VW bus without seatbelts. Those were the days. I visited DL as a kid, but my connection has been the last two years. Somewhere deep down, it is my way to keep my kids young forever.*sniffs and grabs a tissue* - RadiatorSprings4Ever  2841.2 #56 11:55PM
Your kids, my kids, all of us are young when we enter the gates of DL! It's nice to be ageless there :-) - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 12:11AM
My nieces and nephew were surprised last night with their first trip to DL. My SIL got them worked up in the day by taking them to the Disney store, then later that night gave them Mickey shirts and told them about the trip. I can't wait to go with them tomorrow! - JenGwen323  2153.6 #84 12:19AM
You are going to have the best day ever! Where do you start?! - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 9:23AM
Aww...I love this post! Last year, I asked my Dad out to dinner. I was happy to hear that he didn't have plans. I told him that I was going to take him to a 50's themes place that I thought he would enjoy...little did he know that my family & I were taking him to DCA to hang out @ Carsland. It was his 1st visit to DCA & a day I will NEVER forget! I look forward to the day I can bring him back to enjoy Disneyland since he hasn't been there since I was young! :) - MissAmericaSings  445.5 #545 1:08AM
What a special day for your family! So cool you were able to do that for your dad. :-) - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 9:25AM
I love reading all of these stories! Mine was when I was like 6; my mom and stepdad picked me up from my dads house Christmas Eve and told me we were going somewhere (don't remember anymore) and next thing I know we show up at the Disneyland hotel! We had a nice dinner with Mickey, Minnie and the gang. It was great to wake up Christmas morning at the hotel. The bad thing about the trip was my stepdad had a hangover so no park and 9 months later I got a baby sister....... Lol still a fun story - MrsGrumpy2002  209.2 #1994 9:56AM
Wow, I didn't see that end coming as I was reading it. Well, a younger sibling is not a bad consolation....or was it? :) j/k - KennyV  1253.8 #157 2:05PM
Awwww, what a sweet story for your sis.... the surprise that kept on giving. A special Christmas for sure - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 3:45PM
I love my sister but we have never really gotten along...... - MrsGrumpy2002  209.2 #1994 6:09PM
LOL matching clothes!!!! - TeenMickey  388.9 #633 1:46AM
Yuk, right?! Ask your mom if she remembers this story! - PrincessDuckie  934.9 #226 8:51AM

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Tinkertoes83 do you know when autopia will open up again? - sultan  114.0 #3491 7:37AM
Looks a like it will open back up Tuesday November 8 2016sultan - Tinkertoes83  91.1 #3900 8:01AM
Okay thank you Tinkertoes83! That's not too long πŸ™‚ - sultan  114.0 #3491 1:47PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey
8405.82

2. Stitch_Legacy
5143.16

3. RickChavez
3685.24

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4841.45

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8
4486.59

7. DLKenCA
3184.59

8. IDVandalSkipperCM
2657.13

9. Dave
13876.3

10. LilSterner
5828.36



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4702.0 #33 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  12699.5 #8 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4702.0 #33 10:56PM
Not sure I understand the ranking here. Is this based on new math? Shouldn't the person with the most points be first? πŸ€” - redsoxcarlos  4503.2 #35 9:36PM
Based on new math! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ New math is #yuckporridge.  - SassafrasDavis  814.1 #261 11:29AM
It's based on News, not quality or points. Just posts that are labeled as news.  - phillip...rocks  1570.4 #124 8:15AM
Thanks phillip...rocks! Mystery solved! - redsoxcarlos  4503.2 #35 11:46AM
SassafrasDavis ' #yuckporridge' BAHAHAHA πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - misschurro  8464.9 #13 9:32PM

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  5387.0 #26 9:42PM
  - JediKitty  1336.3 #148 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  376.9 #658 1:34AM

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!


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  351.2 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM
Love this tool - Chumash28  1857.0 #104 5:02PM
I use the search bar all the time! It's ! - DisneyDiane316  1446.3 #132 9:01AM
That search bar is so useful and I go to it often!  - grumpypapa  9736.6 #10 7:48PM

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 #5351 8:01AM
- CT4625  166.0 #2597 8:30PM
Now that looks like a good service. - MoChuck  163.3 #2641 11:24AM
I use this every time I'm at the parks now and llove it!!!!  Thanks Admin - leopardditz2000  1260.5 #156 7:44PM

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  297.5 #1025 7:42PM
- MommyandBash  433.7 #556 4:52PM
We want more books - sctoaonk75  297.5 #1025 7:42PM
- sunvalgifts  172.5 #2487 12:55PM

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
142300

2. teapotsandteacups
135000

3. jacdanfan
115000

4. leopardditz2000
104000

5. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
92500

6. disneygrandma1
78000

7. DarthFairy
68950

8. debbiev
67750

9. DisneyGrandma
65000

10. Melody_CM
65000

 

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  814.1 #260 7:43PM
!! CongratsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - SnowKitty  125.5 #3238 5:06PM
  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  1391.1 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  158.7 #2706 9:06PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  172.5 #2487 12:21PM
Great job - BadVibeGirl  5.0 #0 6:51PM

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  1171.9 #176 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2101.7 #88 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  433.7 #556 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  93.0 #3867 2:38PM

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
0.64

2. Donald1967
0.16

3. DisneyMom13
0.15

4. mamabeam
0.08

5. Mouse28
0.07

6. Moog
0.07

7. otilegna
0.04

8. DonaldRox
0.03

9. Goofytom
0.03

10. DisneyDreamer18
0.01

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  316.8 #902 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  122.7 #3298 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  14703.5 #4 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2826.8 #57 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  122.7 #3298 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2826.8 #57 9:42AM
Hey! I made top 10!! !  - DisneyDiane316  1446.3 #132 8:29PM
Way to go, beautiful!   - Wyldsideb  323.2 #862 1:42PM
With a whopping ONE point! - phillip...rocks  1570.4 #124 9:17PM
I can't hate...it's more than I got - Wyldsideb  323.2 #862 7:58PM
Hey phillip... I worked hard for that 1 point! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyDiane316  1446.3 #132 8:38PM
You're slacking. You're down to less than half a point, but at least you're still on the list. - phillip...rocks  1570.4 #124 11:42AM
It's hard to get one point on this game! Way to go!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - secretagentangel  9278.8 #11 2:10PM
Wow look at that my first list yay not many points but I'm there 😊 - Donald1967  382.9 #644 8:33PM

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


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
398.03

2. OhanaPhoto
123.1

3. teapotsandteacups
96.37

4. Mouse28
84.07

5. Tom
78.63

6. csimone03
70.13

7. minigirl1156
60.63

8. SorcererD91
44.23

9. Oinker34
42.1

10. Lolabell4
22.87

 

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  93.0 #3867 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  9278.8 #11 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  3314.6 #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  1293.0 #152 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  278.4 #1173 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  74.0 #4260 10:10AM
Winnie is killin it - DarthFairy  814.1 #260 9:27PM
- Grumpyfan  66.7 #4463 8:26PM

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  2987.1 #53 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  460.4 #522 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
Christmas is coming soon, so those of you who shop on Amazon, please use the link above. So nice to help out our friends who run the MouseWait ap! Thank you very much for all you do @@Admin ! ☺️ - DisneyDiane316  1446.3 #132 8:23AM
Bump for the holiday season - UTDISNEYFAMILY  2987.1 #53 11:14AM


Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.2 #2154 11:22PM
Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.9 #38 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  5387.0 #26 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1253.8 #157 3:48PM
Fantastic!! - Ilovegoofy  143.5 #2948 4:37PM
Note to self: When you see this comment a year from now, be sure to say something witty!!! - clawton  365.0 #685 9:03PM
- Grumpyfan  66.7 #4463 7:29PM

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  3069.9 #52 11:41PM
This was helpful.. But I'm still having an issue posting to pics to the loungeπŸ˜‘ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #14026 10:12AM
I've had a lot of trouble with platinum version. It seems to "magically" close itself at random times. The most common random closes are: after updating ride or food times, after clicking on a different feature in the app, or immediately after opening. I generally have to re-open it 2-3 times, at which point it stays open until I've made my update, but if I stop using it for more than 5 minutes and go back to it I have to go through the magical closings again. πŸ˜“ - Mouse28  631.5 #362 9:06AM
I never had that issue with the free version.  - Mouse28  631.5 #362 9:06AM

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  100.5 #3737 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  376.9 #658 10:32AM
 to  - DisneyHeidi09  337.3 #790 5:18PM
Β°oΒ° Welcome Β°oΒ° - E-Ticket  1502.2 #129 5:27PM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #619 7:05PM
welcome - Hecky  85.5 #4017 11:42PM
 and  - vellybelly  13.9 #0 5:44AM

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  505.2 #465 12:29PM
I Loved across the street once. - nitromouse  300.8 #1006 10:55PM
πŸ˜‚ - TinyDancerTay  675.9 #337 12:03AM
I love across the street, for a week, two or three times a year.  - crazyfriends  49.8 #5066 4:42PM

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

1. Winnie111286
7983

2. uscdisneyteacher
7179

3. misschurro
6990

4. CobbPR
6911

5. pikarich
6426

6. Dave
6218

7. BaseballMickey
6206

8. Plumiegirl
5696

9. Duchess_SMK
5587

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4702.0 #33 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  814.1 #260 8:06PM
This is so true, it never changes, what's up with that lol - itsmyglassslipper  578.7 #397 12:28PM
I know and I'm still on itπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Plumiegirl  10490.8 #9 5:56PM
I thought it was just me. Lol. Someone needs to hit the refresh button. :) - DeadliestPassholder  405.2 #605 2:10PM
It will stay the same until someone else gets enough points and quality to pass a couple more people. Even though two people on the list don't post much they still are ahead of the rest of us in quality points so they earned their spot. And Plumiegirl you post QC so you're qc score is high! πŸ˜„ - secretagentangel  9278.8 #11 8:33PM
when you are at the top you tend to move slower because its the same folks that frequent the parks most. So hence the top ten.. trolls ;) - Plumiegirl  10490.8 #9 9:55PM

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  9736.6 #10 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7964 10:32PM
Thank you! Can't wait to read itπŸ€“ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #14026 10:22PM
Thank you  - disneybob49  1210.6 #167 2:20PM

MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Winnie111286
449.92

2. OhanaPhoto
138.53

3. teapotsandteacups
116.75

4. Mouse28
92.3

5. Tom
88.53

6. csimone03
70.13

7. SorcererD91
63.29

8. minigirl1156
60.63

9. Oinker34
42.11

10. RadiatorSprings4Ever
39.13



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  24668.0 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2859.3 #55 1:11PM
Yes, yes. I know you do.  - crazyfriends  49.8 #5066 2:03AM
Who doesn't love Disneyland???  Happiest place on earth.  :) - Disneylanddad702  467.2 #513 2:38PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  1210.6 #167 9:59AM
How am I #1? Wait times and posting to the lounge the last 3 days? Awesome!! I love Mousewait! πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  745.8 #300 7:05PM
I left a week ago and I'm still #2 on the list!! YAY!! πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  745.8 #300 6:22PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.3 #4762 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  103.2 #3694 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  4243.2 #42 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 #5351 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  376.9 #658 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  1116.5 #184 8:06AM
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 #5351 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  376.9 #658 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  1116.5 #184 8:06AM
That's Barry and Jeb  - SportsMickey  1.6 #0 7:27PM

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