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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 #9490 2:22PM
Best story ever! You are a cool sister and aunt! How did you figure out what flight they were on? - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 6:14PM
That is awesome! - widowtallan  282.9 #965 7:59PM
Love this story. It got me through a statistics class today! Im in class now smiling! - april_december  299.7 #854 10:13AM
Yikes statistics... - missariel33  2098.9 #65 11:23AM
Oh good! :-). I loved Stats so you made me smile :-) - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 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  375.4 #564 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  820.6 #204 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  1466.7 #102 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  820.6 #204 11:20AM
Yep, me too. Only it was my dad's El Camino. Laying down the whole way. - HalfCaff  437.3 #463 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  820.6 #204 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 #13606 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  820.6 #204 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  282.9 #965 10:05AM
Neat!!! Where do you live in Utah? We are in Syracuse. - iteachdisney  194.7 #1989 10:18AM
:-) what a heartwarming story. Thanks for sharing. - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 11:23AM
Salt Lake. Glad to meet you! - widowtallan  282.9 #965 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  1000.5 #173 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  820.6 #204 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  1000.5 #173 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  194.7 #1989 10:13AM
I didnt know ur story but WOW. What an amazing surprise u planned. - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  884.1 #186 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  820.6 #204 11:26AM
Nice story. I am sorry for your loss. - widowtallan  282.9 #965 1:20PM
LOVE THIS!! - SmallWorldSister  11.0 #9490 2:29PM
Great story--what a nice surprise you gave them! Have fun with your daughters at your next visit! - #1DisneyDad  238.4 #1420 7:57PM
Thanks for sharing that is a great story!!! And I so... Remember those trucks lol. - annamichelle  234.5 #1475 11:27AM
:-). It's a wonder our generation lived through the crazy driving while hanging out in the back of the truck. - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 1:46PM
This brightened my day. I wish I can remember my first time. - sallyg  234.2 #1480 12:28PM
:-) Me too, I think I was around 4/5. I need to ask my mom to dig out some pics - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 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  722.0 #245 12:35PM
Omg this is horrible!!! :( - PrincessKaylee  249.9 #1281 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  722.0 #245 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  722.0 #245 1:02PM
So cruel! Glad you are an AP and was able to move past such a horrible experience. - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 1:48PM
I think because of the experience, I am an AP. - KennyV  722.0 #245 2:18PM
So did his kids kill him in his sleep?? - SmallWorldSister  11.0 #9490 2:31PM
Wow what a story. I almost cried. Glad u enjoy disney now when u want 😊 - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  884.1 #186 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  722.0 #245 2:53PM
What? I'm sorry that happened to you :-( - #1DisneyDad  238.4 #1420 8:02PM
Thanks VeganDisneyDad, but what doesn't kill you, makes you an AP holder. I'm pretty well (mal)adjusted :) - KennyV  722.0 #245 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  304.3 #828 12:48PM
Sweet, DTD is so close but yet so far when you can't get in. Fun surprise! - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 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 #3116 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  820.6 #204 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 #2964 1:27PM
Kudos to him for keeping the secret for three weeks! Congrats, what a sweet proposal. - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 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 #3095 2:03PM
Yea! How fun that you were able to share your surprise visit with your cousins. - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 6:17PM
Haha! Fun story. Thanks for sharing :) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5413.1 #17 2:26PM
:-). De nada. - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 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 #1130 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  820.6 #204 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 #1130 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  38.5 #5001 6:59PM
Thank you. How fun that you get to visit a lot! - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 10:59PM
*tear* - #1DisneyDad  238.4 #1420 7:31PM
I hope it's a happy tear! :-) - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 10:59PM
Yes, it was. Great story! - #1DisneyDad  238.4 #1420 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  1138.5 #143 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  820.6 #204 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  1696.7 #89 12:19AM
You are going to have the best day ever! Where do you start?! - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 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  384.4 #545 1:08AM
What a special day for your family! So cool you were able to do that for your dad. :-) - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 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  203.5 #1876 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  722.0 #245 2:05PM
Awwww, what a sweet story for your sis.... the surprise that kept on giving. A special Christmas for sure - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 3:45PM
I love my sister but we have never really gotten along...... - MrsGrumpy2002  203.5 #1876 6:09PM
LOL matching clothes!!!! - TeenMickey  388.9 #537 1:46AM
Yuk, right?! Ask your mom if she remembers this story! - PrincessDuckie  820.6 #204 8:51AM

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TRIVILATOR 2.0 for iOS is here! We made it faster, easier to use, improved Random Games, fixed Push Notifications, added a Remove Ads option, new game packs, and we optmized it for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Get the complete run down on our new blog here. Get the new update in the App Store, or grab it here. Did you know you can play on the web or from any device via our web version? Tell your friends about the TRIVILATOR, and submit your questions so they (and you) can be featured inside the app. You can submit your questions here. Have fun!

- valj84DisneyAddict  171.3 #2303 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  43.4 #4773 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyAddict  171.3 #2303 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  18.8 #7014 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  43.4 #4773 8:58AM
Look for me cinderella85rivas - cinderella85rivas  194.8 #1988 1:04PM
I downloaded the app but it too won't add my name so if I play as guest it doesn't give credit to my mouse wait account :(Help!  - DisneyDrea  61.2 #4204 9:08PM

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Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  16.2 #7578 10:18PM

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  317.1 #758 10:04PM
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- 1Princess3Princes  458.2 #440 6:37PM
Can't make it but wanted to use my sticker! - Poisen_Ivy  275.7 #1031 12:09AM

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

1. Lake Tahoe Summer Meetup
Aug 01, 2015 09:30am


I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1683.2 #91 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1591.9 #97 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1327.3 #114 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10815 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1683.2 #91 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10815 2:12PM
Friday thru Sunday for UsπŸ˜ƒ.....Wait a minute😳what the heck is a crowding meetup and what would we be crowding into??πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - bonedaddy909  1327.3 #114 7:09PM
We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 4 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! Then we go to the MW spot we've held in DL to watch PTN and fireworks! Everyone is welcome! - secretagentangel  1700.7 #88 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1700.7 #88 10:47PM
Thank You - suzieq65  39.5 #4945 6:20PM
We will be there in November - makeitbluesaysmerriwether  32.2 #5385 9:58AM
I heard there's a cool Winchester Mystery House meetup 😬 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  966.3 #175 7:17PM
Any MW Tinkerbell half marathon weekend runners interested in a photo op meet-up/s before one or all 3 of the races??Β  - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  697.4 #254 2:11PM
When is this race? - secretagentangel  1700.7 #88 6:15PM
The 5K is May 8th, 10K May 9th, and the Half is May 10th. - CoachDisney  79.0 #3817 2:43PM
I will for the 5k, will be there Thursday afternoon till Friday noon. - Sleepingbeautysmom  305.0 #824 8:17AM

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Here are the recent wait time leaders:

May: MelodyMouse 640.08
April: WARLOCK 228.33
March: HARR_E 290.27
February: jacdanfan 251.32
January: ShariRenee 246.23
December: MelodyMouse 303.05
November: MelodyMouse 410.98
October: jacdanfan 189.98

 Everyone for making   - Boundin  610.7 #309 10:21PM
I get great joy out of helping to fulfill the original intent of this app! (Can ya tell?) - MelodyMouse  5506.1 #16 11:00AM
Thank you! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» - MeridaFan  3550.9 #36 10:34AM

TOP 5 THINGS to do this week at the Disneyland Resort:

1. Watch the new "Paint the Night" parade 8:50 and 11pm nightly.

2. Watch the new "Disneyland Forever" Fireworks show at 9:30pm nightly.

3. See the new "World of Color" 9pm and 10:15pm nightly.

4. Try to find a "Made with Magic" wand or paintbrush which allow you to interact with select Disney experiences and merchandise. 

5. Look for the Word of the Day displayed outside of the theme park entrances (or in the MouseWait Lounge) and text the word between 7am and 10:59am Pacific to the shortcode listed on the sign. You must be at the Disneyland Resort to enter. If you win, you will be notified around 11am via text or phone. For more info go here

And don't forget about Food! Check out our real-time Food blog to see what's new at the Resort. POST YOUR IDEAS BELOW and they could make the weekly top 5!

Come to our la  Brea sticker meetup which starts early at 4 pm then come join MWers to watch PTN and Fireworks too!  - secretagentangel  1700.7 #88 11:59PM
was bummed i did not make it two weeks ago,  see you in aug! - MsTikiMermadam  336.7 #671 6:41PM
Checkβœ”οΈfinally completed the list! I think my favorite is the new fireworks shows!!! Gives me goosebumps and brings on the happy cry.  - MinnieMyLove  189.8 #2040 9:00AM
I just need WOC - gedi0614  21.8 #6528 1:11AM
Me too! - MellyMelBB  65.0 #4115 9:26AM
Try one or more of the new Diamond desserts! - MsTikiMermadam  336.7 #671 6:40PM


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

Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  625.4 #298 8:03PM
I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  26.8 #5868 5:28PM
Thank you snitsos for your support, glad you liked Season Two! - Admin  12:13AM
Thank you for your support glad you liked Season Two! snitsos - Admin  12:15AM
Test - Admin  12:16AM
I now have both seasons on my Kindle!!!!  LOVE them!!!!  I also have both of the Voyagers!  So great!!!!!      - valj84DisneyAddict  171.3 #2303 10:57AM
- valj84DisneyAddict  171.3 #2303 9:35PM

Easily manage the social side of MouseWait for Disneyland and Disney World with our new mousetopia app for iOS. Post to the DL or WDW side, use your Stickers, and utilize our new MouseWait Messenger. Optimized for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6! See what's new here


Follow the new MouseWait Blog for updates, how-tos, tips, contests, and more! 

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  473.7 #419 4:20PM

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
12.98

2. Goofytom
5.9

3. mamabeam
2.11

4. MHN15
1.02

5. DisneylandOrBust
0.74

6. Dolewhipped
0.58

7. MommyandBash
0.42

8. calibecca81
0.26

9. Boundin
0.16

10. Tom
0.15

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyAddict  171.3 #2303 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  43.4 #4773 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  8988.6 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2171.5 #64 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  43.4 #4773 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2171.5 #64 9:42AM
Yay I'm on the list!! First top 10 list I've ever made :) - TiggerBelle  474.0 #418 10:40AM
Probably just jinxed myself lol - TiggerBelle  474.0 #418 10:41AM
First thing I've ever been on too! ☺️ add me for a game so we can keep it up πŸ˜‰ haha - ames013  100.9 #3473 10:37AM

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  1015.5 #168 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1683.2 #91 10:53PM
There are 100's of people standing at bag check. Lines backed up to La Brea Bakery. They've stopped people here to herd over people already in DCA over to DL. And, we see 100's of those folks standing at the gates.  - thompsonsyl  5.2 #16934 2:36AM
  - mckelfam  36.3 #5120 3:09PM

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

unFORECAST for the week of June 29, 2015

Last year, Independence Week was unusually slow. July 4 was one of the slowest days of the year, if you can believe that! Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our new MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week averaged in the 60s, which is not very crowded at all. It is supposed to cool down a little later in the week, which could bring large crowds this weekend. To get a real-time look at how crowded the Parks are, check the MouseWait app for real-time Crowd Index averages and wait times.  - Admin Jun 29, 2015 12:52PM



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  458.2 #440 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7069 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  130.6 #2942 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  237.2 #1438 5:04PM
I hope to be down at the end of August or first part of September. Which would you choose? - DeneciePie  327.9 #705 10:48PM
Sounds like you'll be there for Disneyland half marathon weekend  - MarshaMouse  4430.8 #23 7:41PM
thanx for the opportunity - MommyandBash  109.6 #3338 6:18PM

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  409.4 #504 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #13251 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  340.9 #654 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
When is # 3 coming out? I can't wait!! I read the others way toooooo fast. Loved them. - Popcorn  5.6 #15725 5:40PM
I've read seasons 1 and 2.  Can't wait for season 3! - eeyore4me  0.6 #73375 1:08PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Innoventions closed March 31-September 30


DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Luigi's Flying Tires closed through Dec 1
 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.2 #7586 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.7 #813 8:33AM
No!! Peter Pan is one of my favorites... I was hoping to ride it next weekπŸ˜₯😒 - girl97217  116.0 #3215 7:20PM
It really surprises me that they didn't have Peter Pan finished by the time the Diamond Celebration started. I'm going next week and will be sad to miss it.  - RetroMinnie  54.8 #4368 10:06PM
They definitely tried!! - NeddaSzy  41.5 #4864 6:57PM
I think it was delayed, originally supposed to be open earlier. - Sarafina  490.3 #401 12:13PM

Our new Walt Disney World App for iOS is here! MagicSearch, upNEXT, new Lounge, and tons of other upgrades. Go get it here. You can see all of the new features and how tos here

thanks admin - Fantasmicfan1  1296.4 #118 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  9006.3 #4 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  113.1 #3279 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM

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  1623.7 #96 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  387.2 #541 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
@otilegna - pikarich  4110.1 #27 9:34AM
I buy pretty much everything on Amazon. Nice to know MW can get a little piece of that! - MellyMelBB  65.0 #4115 12:06AM

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