Dave    
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Sep 3, 2013 10:38 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Long post alert!!! So I really wanted to post this the last couple of days but was too tired to write a novel. So after this long weekend of Run Disney events, I was at first annoyed and have been for some months about the all of a sudden increased popularity of the Disney races and how difficult it had become over the past 9 months to sign up for an event but my annoyance turned to joy after this weekend. I have been into heath and fitness since high school and its always been a big part of my life and for the most part always been pretty fit. I had done my fair share of marathons before my days of joining MouseWait but the year before I joined MouseWait I had been in a bike accident on the boardwalk in Newport and broke my ankle and  cracked my wrist in 3 places that required two surgeries and was in a cast for over 10 months.  I had gained quite a bit of weight during that time that carried over until 3 years ago until I decided after a year plus of being injuried and at about 50 pounds hevier than I am now that I wanted to do the Disney marathon for the first time in 2 years and my good friend who some know YTheRum Ryan, wanted to do it also...That training regiment that the both of us did separately and working up to this event and the next has really turned both our lives around like no other. Since then I have lost 50 pounds, I have a body fat percentage of 17percent and still working to lower that, the increaed energy levels, my mental state of happiness and a fitness level that I have never expeinced in all my years. 3 years ago and in years past when I finshed a half martathon I could not walk down stairs and was in pain for days and could not run for a week plus. Now days, no pain, worked out for hours yesterday and today and ready for more!! I'm amazed at how good I feel these days and still have a lot of work to do to reach a lot of my fitness goals but am determined! The reason whey I am telling you all of this is because I really have seen a lot of people the past year plus do something that they never thought they were able to do in running a half marathon, running a 10K or 5K, it really does not matter which one it is as for a lot us the accomplishment is no bigger than the other.  During this time I cant tell you how many people I know that have turned over a new stone in life and really made running and living a healthy lifestyle that was all started by the desire to run a Disney marathon...Its no secret that a lot of people would never have ever thought of running a race in their life but they really wanted to for a few big reasons, number one being they wanted to run through the parks and experience that, the second big one was seeing that their peers were doing it and it gave them the courage to want to do it! The amount of support that goes on in here has honestly been overwhelming for those of us who are running a marathon for their first time or their 10th time. Its because of a lot of you that for the first time since I joined MouseWait that after the race I ran into so many people I know and I was proud of every single one of them. It doesnt matter if you finished the race in 150 or 350 or did not finish at all you still tried and did your best and nobody can take that away from you. When you dig deeper its really not a race at all but trying to accomplish something for yourself and yourself only.,,,To bring it all back to what I was saying at the beginning, I was annoyed at how hard it was to join a Run Disney race but I'm ok with that because what I have really realized is that Disney has gotten folks that normaly would never do soemthing like this to do it and train and try and live a healthy and active lifestyle and I support that 120%...Congrats to all the runners this year and hope that we seem some more new faces come TinkerBelle this January!! 

This is awesome! I have been pretty active most of my life but after college I stopped being active. I joined MW and saw people running the Tink half a d decided that I would do it next year. I had never run a race or any running event and I went for the big one! I finished in just over 3 hrs and was so proud I myself and now I'm a run disney fan and want to go further with my fitness and maybe do a full marathon😳. This community is amazing support and I'm so proud of everyone who takes the leap to run any of the events. They are all a personal challenge. Thank you run disney for getting people moving! 😊 - CourtyAstroBlisters  808.0 #237 5:51PM
Thanks for posting this, Dave - encouraging to others to pursue their goals, despite adversity.  Sometimes our MW lives don't always tell the true story of our own personal struggles and perseverance. - Alicewhoareyou  2724.2 #55 11:00PM
Bully. No but really I haven't been on here in a long time but seeing you guys this weekend was inspiring. See you in January! - PinkElephants  745.7 #274 10:43PM
That was very nice Dave. I am one of those people who would never have signed up for a 10k unless it was at Disneyland. I volunteered at the Tinkerbell Half last year because I wanted to be a part of it, but didn't think I was a "runner". After seeing all the MW'ers accomplish their goals at Tinkerbell, I thought why not me. Finishing my first 10k (and running most of it) proved that I can do it. I look forward to doing my next 10k in January and I think I might just do the 5k too. Well, maybe I am a "runner" after all.  - goofymom2boys  1520.0 #119 10:58PM
Like I just texted you... I looked at my finishing pics from January and this weekend and I'm a changed person. I've clearly lost about 20 lbs and gained a sense of self that I've never had before. Just wanted to thank you for convincing me to spontaneously run the Tink in January. Changed my life forever :)  - MissMolly  1386.7 #134 11:33PM
No Thank you - Dave   13820.4 #4 11:36AM
Thank you for posting this, just today a few hours ago signed up for January's 10K. It's my 1st time doing this and I'm excited yet nervous. Something I have not mentioned on MW is I used to weigh over 400lbs! But in the last 2 years I have really changed my eating habits and have lost over 120lbs without doing any exercise. I know I still have a lot more to go but events like this are made to inspire and motivate. Well now I have no excuses, I have paid for the 10K and there is NO going back. I have to train for what is coming. I am very grateful for all of the MWers that give encouragement to us with the lack of motivation to overcome our obstacles and move forward.   - nicealex77  727.6 #282 5:39PM
You got this Gurl! πŸ‘πŸ‘ - dumbbunny  627.2 #342 5:44PM
Yay!!! You can do it! - pinkmonkeys  543.4 #402 8:32PM
you got it!!! - Dave   13820.4 #4 8:48PM
You got it!! - MarshaMouse  5036.1 #27 9:59PM
Very nice Dave. - debbiev  1384.0 #135 10:47PM
Very cool. I am still waiting on my MRI and am pretty sure I will need minor surgery to clean up my knee...but really want to do our Sharks Fitness Faceoff 5K in June then the 5K at DLR next September. I'm trying to talk a friend into doing it as well. I'd aim for January, but need time to work out the osteoarthritis in my right knee while rehabbing the left!  - ythdudette  1527.5 #118 10:51PM
😳Wow!! That was a very touching post😌 I didn't know you went through an injury that bad.. I thought you had just injured your foot. You really do look amazing!! All of your hard work and training has really paid offπŸ˜ƒ. Thank you for your encouraging words..I have been struggling with some really hard health issues and I feel really jealous at times when I see folks out there running and being part of such an amazing activity. Your words are very encouraging to me...this whole marathon has really lifted me up.. I went kit and bought some comfy walking shoes...one day at a time 😊 - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1475.5 #121 10:51PM
Thank you Dave!  Your story is definitely inspirational! - DisneyDavidEMT  2769.2 #53 10:54PM
Thank you, Dave. That was really heartfelt. I love how honest you always are. - LilMissPixie84  309.5 #899 10:54PM
Dave those are very inspiring words. Thank you for sharing this!  - Cinderella_Schnooks  3403.5 #45 10:55PM
Thank you for your inspiring story! I also have a similar situation with an injury and weight gain. Your story gives me a goal to work toward! 😊 - doxielover  18.3 #7996 10:59PM
Very beautifully said, Dave.  I'm one of those new, Disney inspired achievers and I appreciate your words of encouragement.  The unfailing encouragement and joy along every step of my first half -marathon not only kept me moving forward but is inspiring me to look beyond this event and to do more.  I know I can.  Thank you to runDisney for inspiring me and so many! - MoonWillow  381.3 #617 11:00PM
Wow Dave. That was a lot to read. But worth every word. You've done a tremondous job, and I'm proud of you and all the other runners. All of you inspire the rest of us to get off our duffs (no Duffy pun intended) and motivate us to achieve things that we thought weren't possible. Thanks for being a huge part of this community. πŸ‘ - Waites4DodgerEars_CM  1002.5 #195 11:02PM
Very inspiring story. A great read. Definitely had not thought of several of your points. Congrats on all you have accomplished with this. - DLKenCA  2837.7 #51 11:08PM
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Very well said and congrats on the personal growth (loss). I so wish I could get down to DL for the 5 or 10k. I blew my ACL at work and between off time and rehab gained 60 pounds. After 3 years of just being used to it I got back to the gym. My wife was my workout partner and we went five days a week. Cardio and racquet ball. 2 years later I'm 45 lbs down..... No more sleep apnea, no more panting on the way to the mail box. Just all around better. So again, congrats on your accomplishment and I'm with you 100%. Whatever gets people moving!   - NascarDave  323.8 #815 11:14PM
Thank you Dave!  Just reading about everyone training for the races and then seeing the posts after the races has been keeping me inspired to run the treadmill at my gym.  The spirit and strength of MWers is contagious! - MabelMouse  203.0 #2013 11:17PM
ok, the  first thing that freaked me out was 10 months in a cast!!  I would have gone crazy.  But the main thing I see is such a great attitude from you and how much you appreciate life, now more than ever.  and noticing all those who just tried their first race is awesome of you.  I hope you have many more races in your lifetime and congratulations on living such a healthy lifestyle!!!  and I know you love fine food, so it shows that with a little exercise you can still enjoy the tasty things in life!:) - secretagentangel  6906.9 #17 11:20PM
Priceless. THANK YOU. - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  970.6 #198 11:21PM
It was awesome seeing you after the race. Love all that bling you were wearing. very inspiring. I try to encourage people run/jog/walk any disney race as much as I can. - VfxGenie  1556.7 #115 11:35PM
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Very cool and what a great story! Congrats to you and all the others who were there this weekend! - ElectricMayhemMom  1631.0 #109 7:07AM
very inspiring words! - OhanaPhoto  6454.6 #21 7:32AM
A big congrats to you and thanks for the inspiring post! - QueenMiranda  400.7 #584 11:49AM
Thanks for sharing and congrats on all your success!  This was very inspiring to read.  I've never been a runner or athlete of any kind partly bc of a medical issue and party bc I never thought I was cut out for it.  I love the stories and pics of the Disney runs...makes me think maybe I could try as well.  πŸ˜Š - MinnieMousewife  916.7 #206 11:55AM
Hi Dave...I think I might have been next to you before the start of the 10 k... Before we were cut loose to the corrals (that's assuming your bib did not say Dave). Anyhew, I share your thoughts on Run Disney - I would have NEVER done a half were it not for that first Tink. So happy I did it, I think I'll stick to the 10ks now though. That training time was a killer. - wannahockaloogie  218.3 #1805 12:06PM
yea my bib did not say dave it said cassandra haha - Dave   13820.4 #4 12:20PM
Well said Dave!  I hated running until I became motivated by the races in January because of all the MW post.  It has been two years since I have done any form of exercise.  I signed up for the 5k in July and since all the fun post from Sat, I am also going to do the 10k.  Its because of Disney and MW that I am excited and motivated about exercising again! - DisneyVacationLover  506.1 #444 12:30PM
Thank you for sharing your story! I am a momma of two handsome boys I just recently... Finally started to loose almost all of my baby weight. It was a huge struggle for me. Running and clean eating has changed my life and gotten me back to my old happy healthy self. Last weekend I did my first local 5K and really want to shoot for more! I know I can do it now so I plan on training for the tinkerbell half marathon. :) I know I can do it!! Thanks again for the inspiration!!  - PrincessKaylee  249.9 #1405 12:31PM
Ok, ok...you rock! ...just the push I needed to get a run done outside this morning. It was ugly, but I did it. Thanks for always sharing your running wisdom over the past year. Looking forward to my second half marathon in Jan. 😊 - Darlingwendi  1228.1 #149 5:00PM
Truly wonderful post Dave and congratulations. - dumbbunny  627.2 #342 5:11PM
It was because of MWers doing jthe RunDisney events that I decided to change my life style. I wanted to be involved so badly after seeing everyone's posts.  So I changed my life style and my husbands. Then proceeded to wrangle my family into events at The Tinkerbell weekend. πŸ˜„ - PrincessAuroraMomma  600.6 #357 8:53PM
Thanks for your thoughts! I competed in the 5k for the first time the lpast weekend. I wanted to get healthy and try something new and my love for Disney inspired me to do the RunDisney event. I trained all by myself and ran the 5k by myself. I had no one greeting me at the finish line. I was still so moved and had such a great time that I have signed up for the Tinkerbell 10k in January. I've only been met with people who don't think I can do it, but I know I'll prove them wrong. These RunDisney events have given me the courage to try harder and get outside my comfort zone. - dhBelle04  287.1 #1037 9:07PM
Thank you!  Last January I was inspired by reading everyone's posts.  My husband and I signed up for this past 5K and started training right away.  I am definitely not at my ideal weight  and have had asthma since I was a kid.  Running is great for strengthening your lungs.  I can now run for 5 minutes straight, which is awesome!   I had been tempted to quit many times since January, especially after losing 2 toenails.  But we did it!  I even exceeded my goal time!  It felt awesome!  I signed up for the 10K in January as soon as I got home.  So thank you and all the other Disney runners for being so inspiring! I can't wait for January! - AZDisney  610.4 #349 9:08PM
This was amazing an insperatonal!! ::waits for sign ups:: no more chubby Snow White! πŸ˜œπŸŽ‰ - APirateslifeforme31  170.3 #2466 9:13PM
Great words, thanks Dave! I am planning on doing the half next year, and all thanks to seeing all of the great posts from this years runners.  - Geekery  409.4 #568 9:37PM
Congrats! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - iheartDLR18  8.7 #12489 9:44PM
I have to admit you and ytherum inspired to think of running. I think running in general is getting popular. Every race event I go to now is pretty packed and theme races are popping everywhere. I honestly never thought I was a runner but I enjoy my runs so much. I display my medals in my classroom and my students love them, they want to go run outside for fun. I was shocked that I had very little soreness and was able to work out the next day and ran 6 miles the following. Training has truly changed me inside as much as outside and I looked at my running picture from a year ago and you can easily see a more confident, more healthier and fit and happier person in this year pictures. Thank you for inspiring so many of us!  - MarshaMouse  5036.1 #27 10:07PM
Thanks Marsha, you are also inspiring so many with your runs and your accomplishments!! Its pretty amazing what your body can do when you put time and effort into it and for so many people out there they are thinking they cant do this because well they are not a runner or are not very good at it and they just cant picture themselves doing it but in fact if they just gave it a shot and tried, I think they would surprise themselves - Dave   13820.4 #4 11:24PM
Totally shocked myself! Ran most except to drink fluids and felt good afterwards. It's amazing what you can do when you want to accomplish it. Never thought I would feel as normal as u did. I seriously could have done 10k DDD but at the time didn't think I could do the half. DDD is my next big goal. If Tink half slots open up ill have my own Tink DD - MarshaMouse  5036.1 #27 11:30PM
You and Rum are pretty awesome guys, Dave. So glad to have gotten to know you both over the years. And very proud of you! - LBChica  2544.3 #62 10:09PM
From that moment that I saw you & YTR 3 years ago running while I was volunteering for the half, I KNEW I had to do it eventually. I've had my fair share of long distance runs during my middle school til Β now college years, that never had a single half marathon runΒ in all that I've been in. Last weekend, It was one of my proudest moments, with minimal training getting back into it... I got my expected time and I'm truly happy to know that I still have the running distance that I still had before. Now I'm really training and hoping to beat my time in January, and I'm extremely looking forward to it!Β Congrats again my friend and here's to more to come! - iPoca.  916.9 #205 11:46PM

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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. #MWMEETUP ONE LAST TIME
Aug 06, 2016 12:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1324.5 #139 12:31AM
It was January 8 I think but I left it as I think it's funnyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I'll have to delete it😭😭 - secretagentangel  6906.9 #17 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1324.5 #139 6:03AM
It looks like we need to get more official meet-ups happening in the parks.  πŸ˜„ - LaPearleNoir  2355.4 #71 9:38AM
I do one a week but we need more! We were saying last week to add an Astro blaster to Friday maybe? We could do a monorail or BRMRR sweeper tooπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Plus I'm trying to post a few ahead of time so people can plan. Next week the meetup we do for MW  had to be Friday again but hopefully Tuesday  the next week! We have two very cool ones coming up next month! It's a secret😎😎😎😎 - secretagentangel  6906.9 #17 9:47PM
Your Tuesday night meet up is great but I'm just remembering all the meetups we used to have.  I wonder what the meet ups are next month..... I'll be there with my  - LaPearleNoir  2355.4 #71 10:30PM
i keep ending up with tues classes,  and missing the tues meetups.  so glad i have made a few of them! - MsTikiMermadam  1324.5 #139 6:05AM
I'll post the ones I know about, I'm switching some to weekends too. And maybe get a few others too! 😊 - secretagentangel  6906.9 #17 8:49PM
MWMeet ups are so cool!! We have a great host!! She bends over backwards to make everyone happy!!😁😁😁😁 we have the best times.. Looking forward to the DTD #meetups this summer when my pass is blocked !! - Fantasmicfan1  4705.4 #30 11:28PM
I'll second that! - redsoxcarlos  3330.1 #46 12:21AM
Now I have to do gymnastics?? I already owe Phillip a handstand photo.😳 I better practice! 😜😜 - secretagentangel  6906.9 #17 5:52PM
i hope to be in anaheim for a ballgame or two during the blockout.  maybe can do a meetup too! - MsTikiMermadam  1324.5 #139 11:28PM
@secretagentangel  you have someone  take a pix of you with your hands in he air,  then flip,it over......  instant handstand!  πŸ˜†πŸ˜… - MsTikiMermadam  1324.5 #139 11:30PM
Next #MWMEETUP is Friday, June 24 at 6pm at Rancho Zocalo, DL. I'll post shortly.   - secretagentangel  6906.9 #17 2:27PM
It looks like I can make this. *marks on calendar* - grumpypapa  7275.6 #15 9:33PM
I might make it. Hoping the heat isn't unbearable.  - Taunton  1459.7 #124 9:18AM

Get a quick overview of the new features in MouseWait 9 for iOS, our biggest update since 2009! Get the free version here, or upgrade to Platinum here

Just installed the MW app on my new phone yesterday. This will be very helpful for me since I am used to the android version. Thank you. - teapotsandteacups  683.1 #308 11:41PM

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  1152.2 #164 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2066.1 #82 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  430.5 #534 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  64.0 #4433 2:38PM

Deadliest Cast Member Season One & Two + VOYAGEERS Multiplaner & Great Storyteller are both available to read on Kindle Unlimited! You can sign up for a free 30 day trial of Kindle Unlimited and read all four books at no charge! Go here to access the books on Amazon. Thanks for your support! 

We want more books - sctoaonk75  287.4 #1035 7:42PM
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We want more books - sctoaonk75  287.4 #1035 7:42PM
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Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends for FREE! See the list of TRIVILATOR usernames on this page. Play from any device with our new web version

Cool admin. Hope I do better than the first one. Hope people that enter will be ready to play and the tournament moves along better - Goofytom  2765.0 #54 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  317.7 #849 6:28PM
Oh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ just realized that post was 2+ years oldπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well people are still taking turns very slowly. Maybe it's the app, not the players.  - DisneyMom13  317.7 #849 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2849.6 #50 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4244.1 #37 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #68654 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  430.5 #534 12:18PM
It happens, if you want start a game and I'll play you. I take a couple days off a week but I'll finish the games I start. - richiii3  1573.7 #114 2:20PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.1 #4635 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  90.2 #3834 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2849.6 #50 9:33AM
I miss the Electrical Parade.  My mom was actually covering a story about the Electrical Parade and got to ride in one of the vehicles.  - RetroDisneyPins2002  42.7 #5247 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  317.7 #849 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  705.1 #290 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7159 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  47.9 #5010 7:25PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
21292.4

2. Melody_CM
19543.8

3. Winnie111286
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4. Dave
13820.4

5. Tom
12560.7

6. jacdanfan
12152.5

7. goofygal
11745.9

8. ShariRenee
10364.7

9. Plumiegirl
10329.9

10. uscdisneyteacher
8478.99


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  6906.9 #17 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.4 #74 8:50AM
Thanks for all of the  - ForeverNeverland  105.6 #3572 3:38PM
 Those are some   numbers.  - Ilovegoofy  70.1 #4264 4:22PM

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  7275.6 #15 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7704 10:32PM
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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  4705.4 #30 9:42PM
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I miss the  - DisneyMom13  317.7 #849 1:34AM

Invest in Disney Fine Art with our new Platinum Partner, Magical Memories. Watch for MouseWait art exclusives in the Lounge and use this code: MW10 for 10% off! When you support Magical Memories, you also support the continued development and maintenance of MouseWait. Earn 1000 Credits for each purchase--just send your receipt to [email protected] -- thank you for your support!

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So where is this? Is it the mainst gallery? - Plumiegirl  10329.9 #9 11:11PM

Follow the new MouseWait Blog for updates, how-tos, tips, contests, and more! (Big Thunder pic by CJ)

Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  59.0 #4581 9:01AM
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 to  - DisneyHeidi09  190.5 #2164 5:18PM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #588 7:05PM
I know it's awesome to know your not alone as a Disneyland freak  - mjpdisney67  42.0 #5281 7:26AM
Lol, its so true. Was so fortunate  to marry a guy that is a "freak" like me. - DSFamLee  55.4 #4706 3:03PM
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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  1745.2 #102 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  224.9 #1717 7:31PM
@Admin  HOPE you are working on #3!  - Dianat710  63.5 #4445 5:41PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  242.0 #1506 12:45PM

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#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4589.7 #32 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  10364.7 #8 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4589.7 #32 10:56PM

Did you know that almost everything in MouseWait can be found with a few taps in the MagicSearch bar? Did you know that we add things to MagicSearch weekly (i.e. requests from you--see below)? MagicSearch enables ONE-THUMB searching to help you find individual menu items, vegetarian or gluten free food, reviews, wait times (even restaurant wait times), exclusive insider Disneyland tips, annual pass holder, parking info, Star Wars Park info, celebrities, Disneyland news, Hidden Mickeys, crowd forecasts (unFORECAST), Photopass, birthdays, refurbishment info, and amazing content from almost a million pages of original content in the MouseWait Lounge. 

This is an  app. Thank you @@@Admin - LiveLaughLoveDisney  299.9 #0 2:46PM
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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!

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1958.13

2. Coaster
650.5

3. Fantasmicfan1
612.5

4. Winnie111286
566.47

5. oiler2112
439.57

6. secretagentangel
314.03

7. grumpypapa
269.43

8. Goofytom
268.47

9. Tom
255.6

10. redsoxcarlos
234.83

 

SEE THE TOP 100

14 more days and I shall be entering in wait times for the first time( I was slow and shy to post). Well actually it will be 15 days. The first  day we check in and go to Trader Sam's. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  64.0 #4433 7:14AM
I just want to thank all the newbies who are on the list so much lately! This was started as a wait time and more app so by your starting out from the beginning doing wait times is awesome! 2/3of my points are from wait times. I make a game of it and have fun doing them. Hope everyone tries it, it helps others and you earn credits!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - secretagentangel  6906.9 #17 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  2765.0 #54 10:28PM
I figure it is the least my wife and i can do, plus it is great exercise! I keep saying, one of these days we will go to one of the meet-ups. We generally only go on Saturday and sometimes Sunday as well. That darn thing called 'work' just gets in the way!  - oiler2112  771.6 #257 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  245.1 #1462 6:54PM
Wow! I made it to the top ten! And while pushing a wheelchair this trip...  - Jathanis  382.1 #615 3:18PM
Good job!!   - Ilovegoofy  70.1 #4264 10:28AM
I think one of you were just ahead of me today.  Most of the rides had the right wait time posted so they didnt need updating. - sallen848  186.7 #2218 10:51PM
Go ahead and update it as admin needs them posted as current time as possible. You can have ten people with you inputting times themselves and it still helps the app! (As long as all are on their own account I should clarify)😍 thanks for doing wait times, it helps us all!! - secretagentangel  6906.9 #17 1:19PM

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


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
14.23

2. Goofytom
7.63

3. teapotsandteacups
2.59

4. sheridanrabbit
1.73

5. DisneyMom13
1.38

6. Dolewhipped
1.07

7. DonaldRox
0.84

8. mamabeam
0.64

9. Boundin
0.37

10. tnkrbell82
0.27

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  304.7 #926 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  96.6 #3717 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  12560.7 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2783.7 #52 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  96.6 #3717 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2783.7 #52 9:42AM
Any tips on how to keep a game going?  Seems like the past few times I've played Random the other person stops playing and I can't finish the game.  :( - azbellatink  246.3 #1447 12:47AM
Invite  people  to play in the to 10 for the week. We don't  all play everyday but you'll  get your game finished.  - richiii3  1573.7 #114 10:45PM
Yay I made the list!!!!!!  - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  153.1 #2726 7:02PM
 YOU!!! Having fun playing!! - DisneyMom13  317.7 #849 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoallbut1  926.4 #0 2:19AM

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  2015.1 #87 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  460.3 #499 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
Just spent $100. Surely not my last order this month - Dianat710  63.5 #4445 4:46PM
Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  163.3 #2577 9:45AM

MouseWait COUNTDOWN for iOS is here! Countdown the days to your next Disneyland or Disney World trip with our images OR your pics! Your Countdown also displays on Apple Watch and is beautiful on iPhone 6 screens. Secure the discounted launch price for a limited time.

I have the countdown and I love it! - tree320  0.6 #0 9:26AM
Just got it! - Dizkid  496.6 #455 12:29PM
I need to get this  - MisSingAlong  99.5 #0 1:11AM
Doesn't everyone have a countdown clock on the top of one of their pinball machines?  Unfortunately mine is blank because our DL trip was weeks ago :( - awhittle  0.0 #127743 10:15AM
That just means it's time to start planning! πŸ˜€ - AngiMouse  114.7 #3408 1:02PM
Ours is blank too with no plans anytime soon. That's why I come to β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈ - DisneyMom13  317.7 #849 7:30PM
Me too πŸ˜€ - AngiMouse  114.7 #3408 8:53AM

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

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  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoallbut1  926.4 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  140.3 #2951 9:06PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  163.3 #2577 12:21PM
I finally made a list besides wait times.wait times has become almost impossible with the crowds,reception blows.but thank you for all you do@@@@Admin - DarthFairy  499.3 #452 7:43PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  163.3 #2577 12:21PM

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