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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 #259 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  2739.3 #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 #294 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  1546.2 #124 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  1401.3 #139 11:33PM
No Thank you - Dave   13858.4 #6 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  733.8 #296 5:39PM
You got this Gurl! πŸ‘πŸ‘ - dumbbunny  627.7 #360 5:44PM
Yay!!! You can do it! - pinkmonkeys  555.5 #409 8:32PM
you got it!!! - Dave   13858.4 #6 8:48PM
You got it!! - MarshaMouse  5044.1 #29 9:59PM
Very nice Dave. - debbiev  1542.3 #125 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 #126 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  1525.2 #127 10:51PM
Thank you Dave!  Your story is definitely inspirational! - DisneyDavidEMT  2824.6 #53 10:54PM
Thank you, Dave. That was really heartfelt. I love how honest you always are. - LilMissPixie84  309.5 #937 10:54PM
Dave those are very inspiring words. Thank you for sharing this!  - Cinderella_Schnooks  3486.9 #48 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 #8179 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 #638 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 #209 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  3072.4 #51 11:08PM
πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - Snow33  195.2 #2151 11:12PM
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  324.8 #844 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  406.9 #596 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  8878.6 #11 11:20PM
Priceless. THANK YOU. - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  991.0 #211 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  1557.1 #123 11:35PM
πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - PrincessDuckie  931.2 #219 11:40PM
Very cool and what a great story! Congrats to you and all the others who were there this weekend! - ElectricMayhemMom  1746.5 #109 7:07AM
very inspiring words! - OhanaPhoto  6607.3 #20 7:32AM
A big congrats to you and thanks for the inspiring post! - QueenMiranda  400.7 #607 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  923.7 #220 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 #1849 12:06PM
yea my bib did not say dave it said cassandra haha - Dave   13858.4 #6 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  506.8 #457 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 #1435 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 #159 5:00PM
Truly wonderful post Dave and congratulations. - dumbbunny  627.7 #360 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 #377 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  289.0 #1066 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  610.5 #369 9:08PM
This was amazing an insperatonal!! ::waits for sign ups:: no more chubby Snow White! πŸ˜œπŸŽ‰ - APirateslifeforme31  170.3 #2504 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 #592 9:37PM
Congrats! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - iheartDLR18  8.7 #12846 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  5044.1 #29 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   13858.4 #6 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  5044.1 #29 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  2550.2 #63 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 #224 11:46PM

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cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7888 10:32PM
Thank you! Can't wait to read itπŸ€“ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #13876 10:22PM
Thank you  - disneybob49  1165.1 #172 2:20PM

MONTHLY WAIT TIME LEADERS REAL-TIME: Thank you to everyone who enters accurate wait times--you earn MouseRank Points, Credits, worldwide fame, and wealth beyond your wildest dreams when you enter wait times at the Park (ok maybe not the last two things). Please remember to ONLY enter wait times that you have verified in person, this improves our algorithm substantially, thanks!

1. Winnie111286

2. Melody_CM

3. SorcererD91

4. teapotsandteacups

5. grumpypapa

6. Tom

7. jacdanfan

8. goofygal

9. sawman911

10. YoPirate



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  89.8 #3904 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  8878.6 #11 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  3152.6 #49 10:28PM
I figure it is the least my wife and i can do, plus it is great exercise! I keep saying, one of these days we will go to one of the meet-ups. We generally only go on Saturday and sometimes Sunday as well. That darn thing called 'work' just gets in the way!  - oiler2112  1185.6 #167 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  271.1 #1237 6:54PM
Next August I will be posting wait times I know it will help pass the time in line but with 15 to 20 of us should go pretty well thanks to you and all the people here on MW - mjpdisney67  66.7 #4443 10:10AM
Hey! I'm in the top 10 for once haha! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ» - DisneyDiane316  993.2 #210 9:37AM
Nice job DisneyDiane316 - miadawn128  183.5 #2307 7:04AM
Winnie is killin it - DarthFairy  754.1 #288 9:27PM

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

Oct 28, 2016 06:00pm

2. Tot mw farewell meetup all passes access
Dec 15, 2016 08:00pm

3. Drop for the last time
Jan 07, 2017 08:00pm

4. It's a mex**** Michael bday meetups gotg we missed tot reopening
May 05, 2017 08:00am

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1583.2 #122 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  8878.6 #11 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1583.2 #122 6:03AM
 I changed it to August 5πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - secretagentangel  8878.6 #11 11:07AM
I spy Christmas in July! - PumpkinweenieVelinee  4092.5 #43 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  8878.6 #11 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  24646.0 #3 11:12AM
- PumpkinweenieVelinee  4092.5 #43 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  8878.6 #11 3:18PM
Next meetups are.... At DCA, possibly Tuesday September 20, Friday, September 23, Friday, September  30, Friday October, 7, 14, 21, 28,(come join the choc  walk group), dapper day dress up Friday, November 4, plus that Sunday and........ to infinity and beyondπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Will add in a couple more of  the week days depending on the MHP schedule for maybe either a soundsational  meet up or WOC meet up. Whatever's on the calendar. Just a heads up for everybody planning a visit in the next seven weeks. Once PTN is back we'll  add more of those also. Also watch for cadaver calls for meetups on certain MHP nights. We'll  be having  one the night we go, October 5 , an  hour before the party starts. I'll post reminders soon!!  dm me with suggestions too if you want me to post one or help posting your own!πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ - secretagentangel  8878.6 #11 2:14PM
Where is the meet up for Sept 30? we will be at MHP Fri Sept 30 and staying Sat and Sun. - snowgrey  9.1 #12553 4:56PM
Next three meetups are Wednesday October 5 on the parade route at MHP. Friday, October 7, 6pm at DCA. Friday October 14,6pm DCA . Watch for posts!Β  - secretagentangel  8878.6 #11 12:18AM
And ... maybe on Friday October 21? - crazyfriends  29.5 #6387 12:10PM
There's a list above but right now the next ones are October 21, Β October 28 ,November 4 is the marvel /Birthday Β  meet up , November 6 for dapper day and not sure after that , we Β have to look at the schedule. We probably will want to add in a couple Tuesday PTN in if it comes back on weekdays. - secretagentangel  8878.6 #11 12:24PM

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

1. Winnie111286

2. uscdisneyteacher

3. CobbPR

4. misschurro

5. Dave

6. pikarich

7. BaseballMickey

8. Plumiegirl

9. Duchess_SMK

10. Stitch_Legacy


This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4678.6 #32 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  754.1 #288 8:06PM
This is so true, it never changes, what's up with that lol - itsmyglassslipper  577.6 #390 12:28PM
I know and I'm still on itπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Plumiegirl  10439.2 #9 5:56PM
I thought it was just me. Lol. Someone needs to hit the refresh button. :) - DeadliestPassholder  399.3 #611 2:10PM
It will stay the same until someone else gets enough points and quality to pass a couple more people. Even though two people on the list don't post much they still are ahead of the rest of us in quality points so they earned their spot. And Plumiegirl you post QC so you're qc score is high! πŸ˜„ - secretagentangel  8878.6 #11 8:33PM
when you are at the top you tend to move slower because its the same folks that frequent the parks most. So hence the top ten.. trolls ;) - Plumiegirl  10439.2 #9 9:55PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.3 #4732 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  99.4 #3740 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  3930.3 #44 9:33AM
I miss the Electrical Parade.  My mom was actually covering a story about the Electrical Parade and got to ride in one of the vehicles.  - RetroDisneyPins2002  43.7 #5313 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  361.9 #692 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  1114.9 #180 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7312 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  54.6 #4835 7:25PM

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Yay! Using this today I always forget to buy through the mw link . Bump for more people to use.  - mozbaby  148.9 #2840 7:16AM
Christmas is coming soon, so those of you who shop on Amazon, please use the link above. So nice to help out our friends who run the MouseWait ap! Thank you very much for all you do @@Admin ! ☺️ - DisneyDiane316  993.2 #210 8:23AM

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

We want more books - sctoaonk75  297.5 #1009 7:42PM
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Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.2 #2136 11:22PM
Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.9 #37 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  5375.8 #26 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1231.8 #158 3:48PM
Fantastic!! - Ilovegoofy  132.4 #3117 4:37PM
Top of the list  - buzzgoneyear92  295.8 #1020 12:09AM
Note to self: When you see this comment a year from now, be sure to say something witty!!! - clawton  350.1 #729 9:03PM


1. Winnie111286

2. Melody_CM

3. SorcererD91

4. teapotsandteacups

5. grumpypapa

6. jacdanfan

7. Tom

8. goofygal

9. secretagentangel

10. YoPirate


I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  24646.0 #3 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2645.7 #58 1:11PM
Yes, yes. I know you do.  - crazyfriends  29.5 #6387 2:03AM
Who doesn't love Disneyland???  Happiest place on earth.  :) - Disneylanddad702  467.2 #508 2:38PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  1165.1 #172 9:59AM
How am I #1? Wait times and posting to the lounge the last 3 days? Awesome!! I love Mousewait! πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  739.8 #295 7:05PM
I left a week ago and I'm still #2 on the list!! YAY!! πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  739.8 #295 6:22PM

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Now that looks like a good service. - MoChuck  159.8 #2665 11:24AM
I use this every time I'm at the parks now and llove it!!!!  Thanks Admin - leopardditz2000  1260.0 #152 7:44PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Winnie111286

2. Coaster

3. Melody_CM

4. Tom

5. jacdanfan

6. Dave

7. goofygal

8. ShariRenee

9. Plumiegirl

10. grumpypapa

Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  8878.6 #11 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.4 #78 8:50AM
- EvilqueenRS  704.4 #309 9:57PM
Very nice. I'll make It on the list one of these days! - larrywong318  214.3 #1906 11:09AM

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

2. DisneyMom13

3. Goofytom

4. teapotsandteacups

5. Donald1967

6. DonaldRox

7. mamabeam

8. DisneyDiane316

9. Chloeanne0904

10. Katie Atkins


Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  316.6 #890 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  97.7 #3765 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  13915.8 #4 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2819.8 #54 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  97.7 #3765 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2819.8 #54 9:42AM
Hey! I made top 10!! !  - DisneyDiane316  993.2 #210 8:29PM
Way to go, beautiful!   - Wyldsideb  225.8 #1745 1:42PM
With a whopping ONE point! - phillip...  1400.8 #140 9:17PM
I can't hate...it's more than I got - Wyldsideb  225.8 #1745 7:58PM
Hey phillip... I worked hard for that 1 point! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyDiane316  993.2 #210 8:38PM
You're slacking. You're down to less than half a point, but at least you're still on the list. - phillip...  1400.8 #140 11:42AM
Wow look at that my first list yay not many points but I'm there 😊 - Donald1967  319.1 #874 8:33PM

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  2534.3 #65 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  229.2 #1707 7:31PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  243.3 #1525 12:45PM
I'm reading Season One now. Picked it and the first two Voyagers up at the 4th of July Sale. I am loving the intrigue and history woven together! - Ilovegoofy  132.4 #3117 8:42AM

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

1. secretagentangel

2. teapotsandteacups

3. jacdanfan

4. leopardditz2000


6. disneygrandma1

7. Melody_CM

8. DisneyGrandma

9. debbiev

10. teach67


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  754.1 #288 7:43PM
!! CongratsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - SnowKitty  118.2 #3381 5:06PM
  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  1335.0 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  158.7 #2684 9:06PM
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  754.1 #288 7:43PM
!! CongratsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - SnowKitty  118.2 #3381 5:06PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  171.7 #2475 12:21PM

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