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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 #9117 2:22PM
Best story ever! You are a cool sister and aunt! How did you figure out what flight they were on? - PrincessDuckie  788.8 #204 6:14PM
That is awesome! - widowtallan  275.7 #999 7:59PM
Love this story. It got me through a statistics class today! Im in class now smiling! - april_december  299.6 #835 10:13AM
Yikes statistics... - missariel33  1848.4 #74 11:23AM
Oh good! :-). I loved Stats so you made me smile :-) - PrincessDuckie  788.8 #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  368.7 #561 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  788.8 #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  1440.9 #97 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  788.8 #204 11:20AM
Yep, me too. Only it was my dad's El Camino. Laying down the whole way. - HalfCaff  425.7 #459 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  788.8 #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 #13077 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  788.8 #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  275.7 #999 10:05AM
Neat!!! Where do you live in Utah? We are in Syracuse. - iteachdisney  192.4 #1983 10:18AM
:-) what a heartwarming story. Thanks for sharing. - PrincessDuckie  788.8 #204 11:23AM
Salt Lake. Glad to meet you! - widowtallan  275.7 #999 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  931.0 #172 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  788.8 #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  931.0 #172 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 #1983 10:13AM
I didnt know ur story but WOW. What an amazing surprise u planned. - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  764.6 #215 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  788.8 #204 11:26AM
Nice story. I am sorry for your loss. - widowtallan  275.7 #999 1:20PM
LOVE THIS!! - SmallWorldSister  11.0 #9117 2:29PM
Great story--what a nice surprise you gave them! Have fun with your daughters at your next visit! - #1DisneyDad  227.4 #1545 7:57PM
Thanks for sharing that is a great story!!! And I so... Remember those trucks lol. - annamichelle  234.5 #1446 11:27AM
:-). It's a wonder our generation lived through the crazy driving while hanging out in the back of the truck. - PrincessDuckie  788.8 #204 1:46PM
This brightened my day. I wish I can remember my first time. - sallyg  234.0 #1455 12:28PM
:-) Me too, I think I was around 4/5. I need to ask my mom to dig out some pics - PrincessDuckie  788.8 #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  270.2 #1062 12:35PM
Omg this is horrible!!! :( - PrincessKaylee  249.9 #1256 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  270.2 #1062 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  270.2 #1062 1:02PM
So cruel! Glad you are an AP and was able to move past such a horrible experience. - PrincessDuckie  788.8 #204 1:48PM
I think because of the experience, I am an AP. - KennyV  270.2 #1062 2:18PM
So did his kids kill him in his sleep?? - SmallWorldSister  11.0 #9117 2:31PM
Wow what a story. I almost cried. Glad u enjoy disney now when u want 😊 - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  764.6 #215 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  270.2 #1062 2:53PM
What? I'm sorry that happened to you :-( - #1DisneyDad  227.4 #1545 8:02PM
Thanks VeganDisneyDad, but what doesn't kill you, makes you an AP holder. I'm pretty well (mal)adjusted :) - KennyV  270.2 #1062 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  297.4 #846 12:48PM
Sweet, DTD is so close but yet so far when you can't get in. Fun surprise! - PrincessDuckie  788.8 #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 #3077 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  788.8 #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 #2940 1:27PM
Kudos to him for keeping the secret for three weeks! Congrats, what a sweet proposal. - PrincessDuckie  788.8 #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 #3059 2:03PM
Yea! How fun that you were able to share your surprise visit with your cousins. - PrincessDuckie  788.8 #204 6:17PM
Haha! Fun story. Thanks for sharing :) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4975.6 #18 2:26PM
:-). De nada. - PrincessDuckie  788.8 #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 #1103 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  788.8 #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 #1103 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 #4946 6:59PM
Thank you. How fun that you get to visit a lot! - PrincessDuckie  788.8 #204 10:59PM
*tear* - #1DisneyDad  227.4 #1545 7:31PM
I hope it's a happy tear! :-) - PrincessDuckie  788.8 #204 10:59PM
Yes, it was. Great story! - #1DisneyDad  227.4 #1545 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  986.9 #164 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  788.8 #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  1454.3 #95 12:19AM
You are going to have the best day ever! Where do you start?! - PrincessDuckie  788.8 #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  378.4 #539 1:08AM
What a special day for your family! So cool you were able to do that for your dad. :-) - PrincessDuckie  788.8 #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  203.2 #1859 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  270.2 #1062 2:05PM
Awwww, what a sweet story for your sis.... the surprise that kept on giving. A special Christmas for sure - PrincessDuckie  788.8 #204 3:45PM
I love my sister but we have never really gotten along...... - MrsGrumpy2002  203.2 #1859 6:09PM
LOL matching clothes!!!! - TeenMickey  388.6 #520 1:46AM
Yuk, right?! Ask your mom if she remembers this story! - PrincessDuckie  788.8 #204 8:51AM


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Are people still playing this? If so, I just installed the app and ready to play. Feel free to invite! - PixiePrincessPolly  27.1 #5660 8:24AM
I'm always up for a game 😊 - DisneyPrincess79  57.5 #4214 1:56PM

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What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  14.4 #7801 3:57PM
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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  409.0 #487 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #12716 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 #650 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
thanks! I just got the first one for my kindle!  - LuvMySmallWorld  39.7 #4831 9:09AM
- Plumiegirl  8428.0 #3 7:03PM

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

Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  886.5 #178 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 10:53PM
- mckelfam  33.0 #5202 8:46PM
Loooooved it! - melissa_ficent  318.5 #730 9:57PM

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
6.7

2. Goofytom
4.36

3. DlandDude
1

4. SplashLover24
0.96

5. Dolewhipped
0.85

6. Boundin
0.3

7. Tom
0.27

8. DisneylandOrBust
0.17

9. DonaldRox
0.11

10. DisneyPrincess79
0.09

 

What the! I made a top 10 list! I lose like half my games but at least I play. Atora should know, she made a fool of me. What was it 28 to 12? - philliprocks  992.6 #163 6:51PM
Ouch! She's pretty tough to beat. - sawman911  665.7 #255 10:19PM
Ready for a rematch? 😈 - Atora  2357.4 #51 5:49PM
If I say yes, I'm lying. If I say no I'm a sissy  - philliprocks  992.6 #163 7:46PM
Hahahaha!  - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 6:51PM
Woo woo! Look at you! - BellesLibrary  403.0 #499 3:36PM
You're just the 9th loser! Loser - SnoopMousyMouse  41.7 #0 1:11PM
And you're a sissy anyway - SnoopMousyMouse  41.7 #0 1:11PM
I smell a recount due to dangling chads @philliprocks⚠ - MickeyLumboCM  816.5 #196 7:06PM
Wow congrats Phillip! You're moving on up!  - BellesLibrary  403.0 #499 5:41PM
Annnnnnnnnd.... ur gone - SpiritOfAdventure  1029.4 #156 11:24PM
Whaaaaaa??? I'm on The List! I...... I feel so honored! I don't know what to say! Id like to thanks my parents for.... Lol jk. Kind of shocked. I usually lose. - BellesLibrary  403.0 #499 11:34PM
I was #1 once, a long time ago...in a galaxy far far away. ✨ - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 10:47PM
Wow that's impressive. I think my best was # 7 - philliprocks  992.6 #163 9:06PM
(It was the first night---but don't tell anyone....πŸ˜‚) - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 12:26AM
I'm on there??!! πŸ‘ - DisneyPrincess79  57.5 #4214 6:51PM

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Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I always use this when I shop on Amazon  - Plumiegirl  8428.0 #3 11:26PM
I didn't know about this. I'll do it next time I'm going to shop with Amazon! - melissameow  22.8 #6164 3:23AM

Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends for FREE! See the list of TRIVILATOR usernames on this page. Play from any device with our new web version

Cool admin. Hope I do better than the first one. Hope people that enter will be ready to play and the tournament moves along better - Goofytom  1087.7 #143 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  665.7 #255 6:30PM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  29.9 #5430 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1087.7 #143 1:21PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.0 #65004 2:19PM


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

I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  26.8 #5694 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
- luxkitty  2229.3 #56 12:00AM
Thanks for the sticker!!!luxkitty - GoofyMom77  643.2 #271 12:19PM
- NascarDave  301.2 #823 6:30PM
- richiii3  395.4 #513 9:08AM

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 #756 10:04PM
- luxkitty  2229.3 #56 3:11PM
Delicious food and wonderful tea! Better  than anything inside the park - JediJT  0.4 #77544 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  104.2 #3377 6:49PM

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

1. CobbPR
6544

2. uscdisneyteacher
5586

3. Dave
5059

4. BaseballMickey_CM
4857

5. Stitch_Legacy
4490

6. Duchess_SMK
4430

7. ElSuperRaton
4197

8. Plumiegirl
4075

9. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
3882

10. LoneRAYnger
3629



SEE THE TOP 100

Take me to your Quality Leaders - MelodyMouse  3696.6 #27 1:04PM
Phillip is on another list! My hit list! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.7 #0 1:41PM
Them is fighting words - philliprocks  992.6 #163 1:57PM
It's not nice to hit  - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4221.4 #24 6:41PM
But sometimes he deserves it! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.7 #0 10:00AM
He throws Rocks doe - RickChavez  3353.1 #33 3:07PM
Anyone here in DL today would like some company for a few hours? - jamesmuller8  0.0 #64324 1:07PM
Soo nice you asked, I wish I were there now, will be later though - TinkerbellRings  1.5 #59665 9:29AM
World of color used to be sit down several yrs ago... dont know who decided to change it to standing.... - HappyPrincess  25.1 #5871 8:25PM

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  2383.0 #49 7:23PM
 I agree,for life - bonedaddy909  1244.7 #116 6:56AM
Completely agree!!!       - adisneyfamily  838.6 #191 10:23AM
Gotta love NOS!    - grumpypapa  2894.6 #39 4:12AM
Don't forget the food too! - quote  24.6 #0 11:53AM
It's such a beautiful area. - LaPearleNoir  1359.4 #106 6:32AM
Nooooo captain EO needs to go! - hairdog67  258.6 #1174 4:17PM
Agreed! - KingdomKeeper1210  29.1 #0 3:17PM
What!!?? Nooooo!!!! - CaptainEOlove  4.6 #18189 12:40PM
Agree!!! - bondfamluvsdisney  2.1 #56958 9:54PM
They returned @grumpyinphx 's glass slipper. Oh wait, I'm not sure he wanted me to tell that story. Ooops.  - Maddernhorn  361.7 #575 10:58AM
See can't tell you anything. ..lol - grumpyinphx  282.6 #946 12:09PM

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

How cool! Hmmmm now to find someone who needs tickets! - Shameekz  42.6 #4696 3:14PM
Does it include purchasing so cal resident discunted tickets? - HappyPrincess  25.1 #5871 11:49PM
Umm... Excellent question - BeatleMike  567.9 #319 11:23PM
Hi, Has anyone bought tickets?  I tried the link about which took me to the news feed but I cant find where to get the tickets.  Is it just on ios ?  Thanks - AliceInWaiting  44.6 #4623 6:21AM
The same thing happens to me when I try to fill out the HoJo form. πŸ˜• - Jess0  174.7 #2212 9:18AM
Admin - secretagentangel  1346.9 #107 11:38PM
AliceInWaiting this should be fixed now. Here's the link if you want to share it with others http://bit.ly/Hv3Zjp thanks! - Admin  2:03PM
Jess0 the Hojo form should be working now too, thanks! - Admin  2:09PM
Thanks, Admin! - Jess0  174.7 #2212 2:59PM
Thanks @admin for the fix :) - AliceInWaiting  44.6 #4623 8:29PM

Play FlusterWait for iOS while you're in line and see where you rank on the GameCenter Leaderboard!

***I know who has the lowest score!πŸ˜‚ - MadameLeota  2074.7 #61 6:54PM
I'm looking right, and all I see is my dirty car outside of my house - Slotherini  1054.2 #150 5:21PM
216 woot! - goofydad909  1970.2 #67 10:20PM
Wow!  That's impressive!  I'm still in the single digits. - DisLUVney  572.2 #316 9:39PM
Okay I'm at home playing this game and I'm already frustrated!!! But boy oh boy I L❀️VE this games sound effects!!! GREAT JOB @AdminπŸ‘πŸ˜Š - WaltSentMe  324.9 #698 5:52PM
Glad you like it! - Admin  12:19PM
I can't get past the first column.... 😫 - amyb1076  430.2 #452 9:27PM
Welcome to my life lol 98% of the time I can't either - BeatleMike  567.9 #319 8:27AM
Lol but it's addictive 😁 - amyb1076  430.2 #452 8:05PM

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. ShariRenee
24.2

2. fletheartsdisney
23.58

3. OhanaPhoto
20.08

4. Doctorbabe
19.8

5. EastBaytoLA
14.22

6. jmj352
12.58

7. grumpypapa
11.33

8. Coaster
11.18

9. Brian
9.27

10. HARR_E
9.27

 

SEE THE TOP 100

Thanks for fixing this! - MelodyMouse  3696.6 #27 10:48PM

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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  2894.6 #39 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  11.9 #8711 10:32PM
- MissAmericaSings  378.4 #539 5:36PM
Loved watching this video now I want the book!! - missdisney925  114.7 #3193 3:08PM

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  686.8 #243 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  8086.7 #4 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  59.1 #4176 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.8 #0 7:58AM

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 #144 4:48PM
How exciting! Always love your trailers! - Duchess_SMK  5837.3 #14 7:42AM
I can't wait to start reading this.  - grumpypapa  2894.6 #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  26.8 #5694 9:54PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Peter Pan closed through May 7
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

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

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
Luigi's Flying Tires closed through Dec 1

Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.7 #789 8:33AM
Did anyone ride Canal Boats today? Anything to report? - MelodyMouse  3696.6 #27 9:10PM
Did you see the photos yesterday, they have the canal ride  frozen land where old mill was. - secretagentangel  1346.9 #107 2:39PM
Darn, Matterhorn will be closed when I'm there - TakeMeToNeverland19  11.7 #8794 5:29PM
Looks like redwood creek will open earlier. 3/3 I think - aud2580  9.9 #9766 3:22PM

MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. ShariRenee
51.06

2. Sweet_Irish_Cream
46.77

3. Dave
41.66

4. DisneyDavidEMT
38.63

5. missariel33
35.27

6. RickChavez
31.76

7. EastBaytoLA
30.81

8. grumpypapa
28.83

9. Winnie111286
24.87

10. Maddernhorn
23.88



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

This list seems a little off this month - MelodyMouse  3696.6 #27 2:27PM
It's way off FYI - ShariRenee  5401.6 #15 3:04PM
Hm. What's up,Admin? - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4975.6 #18 4:22PM
I worked really hard this month to make the list!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ - Fantasmicfan1  686.8 #243 7:55PM
something still off - Fantasmicfan1  686.8 #243 6:06PM

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

1. MR S TURNS 50!
Mar 15, 2015 01:00pm

2. REUNION 6 Attraction Takeovers
Apr 10, 2015 07:00pm

3. REUNION 6 Main Event
Apr 11, 2015 01:00pm


I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1359.4 #106 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1244.7 #116 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10419 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10419 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  1244.7 #116 7:09PM
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  1346.9 #107 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1346.9 #107 10:47PM
ANNUAL PASSHOLDERS ROYAL MEETUP FOR TUESDAY FEBRUARY 24th! 7:30 ! Meetup in front of train station for group photo and then some shenanigans maybe??? See you there! - secretagentangel  1346.9 #107 6:23PM
is there a meet up at the AP event tues march 3rd? - MsTikiMermadam  104.2 #3377 9:33PM

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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 March 2, 2015:

Park Hours: DL: 10am-8pm (Monday-Thursday), 8am-12am (Friday-Sunday); DCA: 10am-8pm (Monday-Thursday), 8am-10pm (Friday-Sunday). 

Attraction Closures: Critter Country (opens 4/3), Fortuosity Jewelry Shop (opens 3/13), Magic Eye Theater (TBD), Matterhorn (opens 5/16), Peter Pan (opens 5/8), Snow White Grotto (opens 5/1), Starcade (TBD), Soarin over California (opens 5/15), Taste Pilots Grill (opens 3/13), Grizzly River Run (opens 3/20), Luigi's Flying Tires (2016), Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (opens 3/3), World of Color (TBD). 

Annual Passholder Event- Celebrating 20 Years of Adventure!- Annual Passholders can enjoy extra magic hours on either Tuesday, March 3 or Wednesday, March 4 from 8pm-midnight in the lands of Adventureland, Frontierland and New Orleans Square, with surprises the entire night! Registration is now closed for the event. Check in for the event will start at 3pm at Ticket Booth 4 (near Guest Relations on the DCA side).

unForecast Crowd Prediction: With the rainy weather, expect it to be quiet both Monday and maybe Tuesday.  With the AP events on Tuesday/Wednesday night, expect the parks to be a little busier than normal towards park closing.  The weather is supposed to warm up later this week, so expect it to be a little busier towards the end of the week and into the weekend. Expect CIs to be in the 50s-high 60s during the week, 70s-low 80s during the weekend.   - BaseballMickey_CM Mar 2, 2015 3:14PM



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  354.4 #598 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6854 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  116.9 #3149 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  217.9 #1671 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  358.3 #586 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  178.8 #2161 4:40PM
Dance studios sign up and dancers come and do a little "pre-parade" along the route. It's cute ;) - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 1:05PM
@bks4lou sorry-I just saw this question ;) - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 1:06PM
thank you. No worries. I just figured out how to find my old comments to see replies :)  - bks4lou  178.8 #2161 8:21PM

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