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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  11.0 #9036 2:22PM
Best story ever! You are a cool sister and aunt! How did you figure out what flight they were on? - PrincessDuckie  746.1 #218 6:14PM
That is awesome! - widowtallan  275.7 #990 7:59PM
Love this story. It got me through a statistics class today! Im in class now smiling! - april_december  299.6 #827 10:13AM
Yikes statistics... - missariel33  1683.7 #81 11:23AM
Oh good! :-). I loved Stats so you made me smile :-) - PrincessDuckie  746.1 #218 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  366.9 #558 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  746.1 #218 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  1440.9 #95 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  746.1 #218 11:20AM
Yep, me too. Only it was my dad's El Camino. Laying down the whole way. - HalfCaff  419.3 #465 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  746.1 #218 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 #12942 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  746.1 #218 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  275.7 #990 10:05AM
Neat!!! Where do you live in Utah? We are in Syracuse. - iteachdisney  192.4 #1978 10:18AM
:-) what a heartwarming story. Thanks for sharing. - PrincessDuckie  746.1 #218 11:23AM
Salt Lake. Glad to meet you! - widowtallan  275.7 #990 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  905.4 #176 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  746.1 #218 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  905.4 #176 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  192.4 #1978 10:13AM
I didnt know ur story but WOW. What an amazing surprise u planned. - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  743.4 #220 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  746.1 #218 11:26AM
Nice story. I am sorry for your loss. - widowtallan  275.7 #990 1:20PM
LOVE THIS!! - SmallWorldSister  11.0 #9036 2:29PM
Great story--what a nice surprise you gave them! Have fun with your daughters at your next visit! - #1DisneyDad  227.4 #1538 7:57PM
Thanks for sharing that is a great story!!! And I so... Remember those trucks lol. - annamichelle  234.5 #1434 11:27AM
:-). It's a wonder our generation lived through the crazy driving while hanging out in the back of the truck. - PrincessDuckie  746.1 #218 1:46PM
This brightened my day. I wish I can remember my first time. - sallyg  234.0 #1443 12:28PM
:-) Me too, I think I was around 4/5. I need to ask my mom to dig out some pics - PrincessDuckie  746.1 #218 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  253.5 #1214 12:35PM
Omg this is horrible!!! :( - PrincessKaylee  249.9 #1246 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  253.5 #1214 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  253.5 #1214 1:02PM
So cruel! Glad you are an AP and was able to move past such a horrible experience. - PrincessDuckie  746.1 #218 1:48PM
I think because of the experience, I am an AP. - KennyV  253.5 #1214 2:18PM
So did his kids kill him in his sleep?? - SmallWorldSister  11.0 #9036 2:31PM
Wow what a story. I almost cried. Glad u enjoy disney now when u want 😊 - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  743.4 #220 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  253.5 #1214 2:53PM
What? I'm sorry that happened to you :-( - #1DisneyDad  227.4 #1538 8:02PM
Thanks VeganDisneyDad, but what doesn't kill you, makes you an AP holder. I'm pretty well (mal)adjusted :) - KennyV  253.5 #1214 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  293.7 #865 12:48PM
Sweet, DTD is so close but yet so far when you can't get in. Fun surprise! - PrincessDuckie  746.1 #218 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  120.5 #3069 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  746.1 #218 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 #2926 1:27PM
Kudos to him for keeping the secret for three weeks! Congrats, what a sweet proposal. - PrincessDuckie  746.1 #218 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 #3052 2:03PM
Yea! How fun that you were able to share your surprise visit with your cousins. - PrincessDuckie  746.1 #218 6:17PM
Haha! Fun story. Thanks for sharing :) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4702.3 #20 2:26PM
:-). De nada. - PrincessDuckie  746.1 #218 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  266.8 #1090 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  746.1 #218 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  266.8 #1090 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  37.4 #4910 6:59PM
Thank you. How fun that you get to visit a lot! - PrincessDuckie  746.1 #218 10:59PM
*tear* - #1DisneyDad  227.4 #1538 7:31PM
I hope it's a happy tear! :-) - PrincessDuckie  746.1 #218 10:59PM
Yes, it was. Great story! - #1DisneyDad  227.4 #1538 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  943.5 #167 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  746.1 #218 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  1422.2 #96 12:19AM
You are going to have the best day ever! Where do you start?! - PrincessDuckie  746.1 #218 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  360.5 #574 1:08AM
What a special day for your family! So cool you were able to do that for your dad. :-) - PrincessDuckie  746.1 #218 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  203.0 #1857 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  253.5 #1214 2:05PM
Awwww, what a sweet story for your sis.... the surprise that kept on giving. A special Christmas for sure - PrincessDuckie  746.1 #218 3:45PM
I love my sister but we have never really gotten along...... - MrsGrumpy2002  203.0 #1857 6:09PM
LOL matching clothes!!!! - TeenMickey  388.6 #516 1:46AM
Yuk, right?! Ask your mom if she remembers this story! - PrincessDuckie  746.1 #218 8:51AM

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Please send a ticket into support and let them know. - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4702.3 #20 8:45AM
They helped me get the points. - Winnie111286  2330.2 #50 10:21AM
- Calypso  857.9 #187 12:38PM

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  7804.4 #4 7:44PM
- MadameLeota  1933.6 #69 1:06PM
- pamntink  36.5 #4958 4:34PM
- MimiMouse  1043.3 #150 9:33PM

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. jacdanfan
40000

3. MelodyMouse
40000

4. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
31750

5. PrincessCindy
25400

6. secretagentangel
24900

7. debbiev
24250

8. DisneyGrandma
21000

9. draven898
20450

10. nataska1989
20000

 

A list I made....for spending money!! Figures... - debbiev  905.4 #176 2:42PM
Lol - robmurow  3121.3 #36 4:03PM
Haha, @MeridaFan my husband knows me too well!! - debbiev  905.4 #176 10:06PM
Me too! hahahaha - luxkitty  2061.6 #59 8:34PM
πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ - debbiev  905.4 #176 11:31AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Lilogirl1  53.5 #4307 7:13PM
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  2924.9 #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  1324.6 #104 8:57PM
The dolls! πŸ‘€ - missariel33  1683.7 #81 8:01PM
I spend too much $$ on Disney purses. luxkitty can you relate? Lol - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 9:43PM
Yep @apesandmonkeys lol - luxkitty  2061.6 #59 5:01PM
 Spend too much on everything!  πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3466.9 #28 3:06PM
Shhh!😳😳don't tell my husband πŸ˜‚ - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1011.9 #158 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  3494.4 #27 8:20AM
@luxkitty bumped you off sorry πŸ˜‚ - draven898  566.4 #314 1:49PM
Awww man! I gotta step my game up now! Lol - luxkitty  2061.6 #59 2:13PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Jungle Cruise closed Jan 7-9
Matterhorn Bobsleds closed through May 15
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh closed Jan 12-April 2
Haunted Mansion closed Jan 12-22
Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes closed Jan 12-April 2
Splash Mountain closed Jan 12-April 2
it's a small world closed Jan 26-Feb 5

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Pacific Wharf Cafe closed through Feb 5
Boudin Bakery Tour closed through Jan 26
Soarin' Over California closed through May 14
Taste Pilot's Grill closed through March 12
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail closed Jan 20-March 12
Grizzly River Run closed Jan 20-Mar 19

Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.6 #783 8:33AM
Did anyone ride Canal Boats today? Anything to report? - MelodyMouse  3494.4 #27 9:10PM
Did you see the photos yesterday, they have the canal ride  frozen land where old mill was. - secretagentangel  1324.6 #104 2:39PM
hardly anything open!  I know - I know - the diamond anniversary- doesn't make sense to travel there with nothing open.   - Sfarrell  80.9 #3713 7:31PM
Why not? I've had a blast all week!! - MissMolly  1266.5 #109 11:42AM
Some may not agree, but I don't think it's that bad. I would be bummed to miss some attractions if it was my one trip of the year, but the crowds are low and the missing attractions will be better than ever in a few months.  - chrismis21  492.6 #383 2:46PM
Me too @Missmolly! - ShariRenee  5019.9 #17 5:50PM
I hope they're changing the matterhorn bobsled seats.  Went once after the last refurbishment and NEVER again.  I literally bruised my tailbone. Everyone had back pain for the rest of the day.   - fancyshmancy1999  5.1 #16199 1:04AM

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

1. CobbPR
6536

2. uscdisneyteacher
5585

3. Dave
4911

4. BaseballMickey_CM
4716

5. Stitch_Legacy
4485

6. Duchess_SMK
4413

7. ElSuperRaton
4197

8. Plumiegirl
4016

9. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
3649

10. LoneRAYnger
3616



SEE THE TOP 100

Take me to your Quality Leaders - MelodyMouse  3494.4 #27 1:04PM
Phillip is on another list! My hit list! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:41PM
Them is fighting words - philliprocks  928.7 #169 1:57PM
It's not nice to hit  - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3929.1 #25 6:41PM
But sometimes he deserves it! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 10:00AM
He throws Rocks doe - RickChavez  3276.2 #33 3:07PM
I was excited for this until reading a little more and for the dinning packages I think they aren't making this affordable for the average person. Also, I hate world of color cause you have to stand so if you get a fast pass through the machines I hope you don't have to stand - Disneyprincessvmk  46.9 #4529 11:36PM
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  1.5 #59271 9:29AM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. ShariRenee
326.55

2. jacdanfan
241.82

3. goofygal
234.65

4. Winnie111286
234.63

5. KennyV
217.8

6. Tom
200.78

7. LaBelleParis
195.98

8. Dave
190.58

9. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
159.37

10. grumpypapa
152.39



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS


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

unForecast for week of Monday, January 26, 2015:

Park Hours: DL: 10am-8pm (Monday/Tuesday), 9am-6pm (Wednesday), 10am-8pm (Thursday), 9am-12am (Friday), 8am-12am (Saturday/Sunday). 

DCA: 10am-8pm (Monday/Tuesday), 9am-10pm (Wednesday), 10am-8pm (Thursday), 9am-10pm (Friday), 8am-10pm (Saturday/Sunday). 

*Disneyland Park will close early on Wednesday for a media event regarding the 60th Anniversary announcement. In spite of short park hours, DCA will remain open until 10pm that evening. 

Attraction Closures: Critter Country (closed until April), Disneyland Railroad (closed until Feb. 13), "its a small world" (closed until Feb. 6), Matterhorn Bobsleds (closed until May), Sleeping Beauty Castle (closed until March 3), Snow White Grotto (closed until May), Grizzly River Run (closed until March 20), Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (closed until March 13), Soarin' over California (closed until May). 

"Cinderella" Special Sneak Peak in the "Tough to be a Bug" Theater starting Friday, January 30th. Check the MW News section for details. 

This week's Wednesdays with Walt AP Event will feature "Man into Space". Event will take place at various times in the Main Street Opera House. With a valid AP, present it to a CM at the entrance of the Opera House for an event wristband. 

unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be quiet this week with CIs in the 50s-high 60s. Expect it to be busy in the park late Wednesday afternoon as the media and others will be coming in for the 60th Anniversary announcement and media event. For the weekend, expect it to be moderately quiet with CIs in the 60s to high 70s. 

Have a great week! 


- BaseballMickey_CM Jan 27, 2015 4:07PM



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  352.8 #599 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6797 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  114.3 #3190 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  216.9 #1669 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  356.7 #586 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1258.6 #110 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  167.6 #2322 4:40PM

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


We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 8 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! - secretagentangel  1324.6 #104 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1324.6 #104 10:47PM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1258.6 #110 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1302.6 #106 2:27PM
There are no current events, hmm. Meet-up anyone?  - FrankenweenieVelinee  1629.3 #84 8:57PM
I would love to - mini_MINNIE   1019.3 #156 2:28PM
Coffee - MickeyLumboCM  778.0 #207 8:51AM
mini_MINNIE  MickeyLumboCM Shall we host the Great Coffee-Meet-up at Market House? (provided that MrsLumbo can cover your dusting-the-plates chores?) - FrankenweenieVelinee  1629.3 #84 9:46AM
She won't let me out this week - MickeyLumboCM  778.0 #207 2:34PM
MickeyLumboCM can't you just sneak out the window and leave pillows under the blanket? - philliprocks  928.7 #169 11:09AM
@philliprocks Oh she's on to that trick. Now i distract her with del taco coupons - MickeyLumboCM  778.0 #207 12:52PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
14985.2

2. Dave
12051.3

3. Plumiegirl
8344.2

4. jacdanfan
7804.42

5. Tom
7684.45

6. goofygal
7622.73

7. apesandmonkeys
7554.87

8. uscdisneyteacher
7223.19

9. CobbPR
6917.97

10. Bullseye
6688.75


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  928.7 #169 6:08PM
Haha - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 12:33PM
Number 6 now - philliprocks  928.7 #169 2:09PM
5* - AshleyRae-  122.7 #3023 3:25PM
Thank you for your contributions! - Song  1705.8 #78 11:18AM
- PrincessCarmen  2596.5 #42 5:41PM
@BULLSEYE 😍😍😍✨✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  1258.6 #110 3:08PM
Bullseye - TinkerSchelle  1258.6 #110 3:08PM
- TinkerSchelle  1258.6 #110 10:12AM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
6493.49

2. Stitch_Legacy
5073.82

3. RickChavez
3276.17

4. ScooterMike
1962.16

5. SPandEvLover
3217.52

6. IDVandalSkipperCM
2278.12

7. caramiapoohAKAface
3308.93

8. Dave
12051.3

9. Duchess_SMK
5818.79

10. JustCantWait
1115



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

Thank you everyone! You do a great job keeping us in the know and making MW a must have for Disney info!!! - Boundin  545.6 #329 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  7554.9 #7 3:47PM
Yes!  Same here.   - DisLUVney  559.5 #318 2:36PM
Some of my faves!!! - TinkerSchelle  1258.6 #110 11:09PM
Truly...thank you! Between the CMs and our friends that share their experiences, Β stickers, raks and more... the Disney experience can live each day in all our hearts..in or outside of the parks - azcoolmom  209.9 #1771 8:38PM

Read Episode One of Deadliest Cast Member FREE on Amazon and iTunes!

I downloaded this before a very long road trip, and it kept me entertained the whole time (well, except when I was taking my turn at the wheel, safety first!).  - Geekery  401.5 #498 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #12585 1:03PM
Just got it! Can't stop reading it. I am already starting chaper 16. Love how all the details of DL are woven into the story. - Tiggerific  337.1 #644 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
Loved them all! - MinnieCarman  251.1 #1233 8:26PM
Thank you MinnieCarman! - Admin  2:40PM
thanks! I just got the first one for my kindle!  - LuvMySmallWorld  29.0 #5465 9:09AM


Great job everyone!!!  - Boundin  545.6 #329 9:24PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.0 #1943 11:22PM
I agree!  - Dizkid  356.7 #586 6:28PM
Gotta love the matterhorn :-) - foundpluto1  1445.1 #93 5:28PM

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


New Orleans Square attractions are best.  - CM_Shadowgamer  2380.1 #48 7:23PM
 I agree,for life - bonedaddy909  1202.0 #121 6:56AM
Completely agree!!!       - adisneyfamily  832.2 #190 10:23AM
Gotta love NOS!    - grumpypapa  2764.9 #39 4:12AM
Don't forget the food too! - quote  22.6 #0 11:53AM
It's such a beautiful area. - LaPearleNoir  1302.6 #106 6:32AM
Nooooo captain EO needs to go! - hairdog67  258.6 #1162 4:17PM
Agreed! - KingdomKeeper1210  29.1 #0 3:17PM
What!!?? Nooooo!!!! - CaptainEOlove  4.6 #18214 12:40PM
Agree!!! - bondfamluvsdisney  2.1 #56595 9:54PM
They returned @grumpyinphx 's glass slipper. Oh wait, I'm not sure he wanted me to tell that story. Ooops.  - Maddernhorn  199.1 #1899 10:58AM
See can't tell you anything. ..lol - grumpyinphx  230.6 #1496 12:09PM

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  1080.0 #143 4:48PM
How exciting! Always love your trailers! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 7:42AM
I can't wait to start reading this.  - grumpypapa  2764.9 #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 #5657 9:54PM


 
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. jacdanfan
240.88

2. goofygal
233.85

3. ShariRenee
198.8

4. Tom
153.07

5. HARR_E
112.87

6. Coaster
109.95

7. u163665
105.68

8. grumpypapa
76.03

9. Song
69.88

10. WARLOCK
68.47

 

SEE THE TOP 100

my heroes! - MelodyMouse  3494.4 #27 12:47PM
You guys rock! Thank you! - piratelife4me  863.8 #186 11:09AM
πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Thanks for your contributions! - LaPearleNoir  1302.6 #106 12:06PM
Now these are the people I can count on! - Duffylover13  6.5 #13118 9:04AM

La Brea Bakery is the Official Restaurant of MouseWait! Thank you for supporting our partners. Join us Tuesdays 8pm at La Brea for Sticker Night. La Brea offers MouseWaiters a 15% discount during official MouseWait Meetups (Sticker Nights every Tuesday night, and other meetups that we announce in the Lounge).

Yay! Thanks for joining this awesome community! - simba77  311.7 #751 10:04PM
- luxkitty  2061.6 #59 3:11PM
Delicious food and wonderful tea! Better  than anything inside the park - JediJT  0.4 #77084 5:24PM
I like to bring home a box of baked goods and a sandwich.  The next day i can eat and unpack and extend the dl experience. - MsTikiMermadam  52.2 #4346 6:49PM

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