Celebrate MouseWait's 4th Birthday October 18-20 at the Disneyland Resort! SUBSCRIBE TO THIS POST FOR EMAIL UPDATES! There's so much to celebrate with the incredible community we have. This Birthday Bash will be a celebration of the community--I want to honor YOUR story this year, so if you haven't already, post your MouseWait Story and tag it with #MWStory so we can put them all on one page. If you're on the fence about attending, I strongly recommend doing everything you can to make the trip, you won't regret it! Lifetime friendships have been created at these events, and an entirely new world opens up to you when you finally meet the people of MouseWait.
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MAIN EVENT NEWS! La Brea Bakery in Downtown Disney is giving us exclusive access to their patio for our 4th Birthday Bash! I'm buying out the Express side of the patio, and we'll have it all to ourselves from 5pm-9pm on Sat Oct 19. This will give us a great location for our party putting us right in the middle of all the action in Downtown Disney (and steps away from the front gates). People who are blocked out can still attend! MouseWaiters will get discounted pricing on food and drinks on the Express and sit down dining side of the restaurant.
We need to hit a minimum food and drink amount, so if you can eat dinner at La Brea you'll help me reach the buyout amount.
Just to confirm, there will NO admission for the Birthday Bash, it's FREE to attend, and everyone will get access to the Raffle and the Cake Contest. To help us reach the food and drink minimum, there will be a special Raffle item--a $100 Disney Gift card. For each $10 you spend at La Brea, you will get one ticket for a chance to win the $100 gift card--this gift card will be reserved only for those who purchase food and drinks at La Brea. REMEMBER TO RSVP if you are coming!
As you know, the Hojo Anaheim is a MW Platinum Partner, and they are offering us a great deal on rooms for our Birthday Weekend. The hotel is already sold out, but they're holding a few more rooms for us so book yours as soon as possible before it's too late. Call in-house reservations today at 714-776-6120 and mention the MW Birthday Bash Rate--tell your Facebook Friends about this deal because the more people who book rooms, the deeper our discount gets!
OUR BIRTHDAY BASH STORE IS LIVE! Get t-shirts, hoodies, kids clothing, iPhone/Android cases, and more. MouseWait makes 10% from Cafepress purchases. Wearing MW gear in the Parks helps spread the word--thanks for your support!
I will post a link for Birthday Bash Buttons here shortly.
RSVP: Events will take place on Saturday Oct 19 starting with the 2nd Annual MW Craft Fair at the Hojo at 12pm and then at 5pm we'll have our main event in Downtown Disney (no charge for admission). If you are planning on attending, please RSVP here with the number of people you'll be bringing because space could be limited. Also, people who are confirmed will get access to our special Disneyland Discounted ticket rate that the Resort is offering us. Attendees will have access to heavily discounted tickets including special twilight tickets and more.
We encourage you to plan your own meet ups on Friday and Sunday since there will be a lot of people in town for the festivities. (CHECK THE EVENTS SECTION)
PIN/VINYLMATION TRADING EVENT 2:30pm at the MouseWait Booth (Hojo Anaheim Craft Fair). Trade pins (virtual pins too!) and get great info from BaseballMickey_CM!
RAFFLE! Our Raffle is always a big hit because of the incredible generosity of MouseWaiters who donate to it. If you were at the Reunion, you know what I'm talking about. We're going to hold the Raffle at our Main Event on Saturday the 19th at 5pm. Please use this form to donate to the MW Raffle. Your donations help us maintain and develop MouseWait, and they are greatly appreciated. You can see what was donated at the Reunion here. Donators will be recognized in the Lounge, unless you wish to remain anonymous, and you'll also get a special limited edition Sticker/Pin! Please send your Raffle donations care of Sonja/MouseWait: 1521 S Vineyard Ave. Ontario, CA, 91761. You can also drop your items at the Hojo Anaheim starting Oct 14-17. THANK YOU!
Breathe in the Happiness: $25 Disney Card Snowwanab: Snow White doll, Pins, Mickey Twin Bell Alarm clock HMACIF: A pair of custom Mickey Ears with your MW name hand stitched on the back. Also, within the Ears, on each side, a vinyl sticker of a favorite character, quote, or whatever you like (there may be some limitations due to size) All will be arranged after the party. $40 DreadPiratesRogers: Sees Candies Gift Certificate for one pound of Chocolates www.debbienewell.magnabilitites.com - I am donating a necklace, pendant, and 9 interchangeable magnetic inserts that are customized for any Disney lover. $96 LuvsTigger: Hidden Mickey Book secretagentangel: Chocolate and high end wine basket, 12 year old label Chalk Hill Winery. $250 SpiritofAdventure: Disney character/Monsters Inc. gift basket. Sbsnowwhite: Coffee basic with mugs, tea and mug basket, Ghirardelli goodie basket Jana_babysteals babySTEALS.com - A limited edition "Jana Bag" by The Bumble Collection. This is a diaper bag/purse/backpack that I designed and is only available on babySTEALS.com. Perfect for toting items throughout the park. :) $99 GiGiMouse: Collectible Cars lunch box binkieSkellington: Crochet Jack and Sally dolls. $60 April_December: 78 Record . 1930S WaltDisney Silly Symphony Record. 3 LittlePigs On 1Side And 3Little Wolves OnTheOtherSide. No Factory paper Cover. $158 caramiapoohAKAface: Club 33 ears Debbie Vanderlinde: $25 Disney gift card MickeyAT: Disney puzzles, 4 stuffed animals 2 bears from brave mike wazoskiand sully, Snow White mug, 70s Disney travel mug, lion king toddler shirt, Peter Pan bracelet, frankenweenie iPhone 4/4s case, misc Disney toys ie frisbees jump ropes stickers $85 Boundin: XL Friday the 13th Villains T-shirt $27 goofymom2boys Dapper Dans bean bag plush set (Mickey, Minnie and Goofy) Scarecrow Mickey Halloween bean bag plush $25 Tiffany Millerwww.mrstiffanymiller.scentsy.us "He's Alive" Scentsy warmer. "This one monster you'll want to let in the house. Green and ghoulish, He's Alive! Has all the details that made Frankenstein famous (but with a little more charm.) Plus 3 bars of Scentsy wax. Scentsy warmers are wickless candles designed to safely melt fragrant, paraffin wax at a low temperature using a light bulb. $50 CobbPR and PrincessDuckiewww.sanddogsolutions.com (3) Custom iPhone (4 and 5) cases - Each imprinted with one of CobbPR's gorgeous DL pictures $20 each msdizmaui: Hallmark Store "Mickey" Assortment (Walt quote plaque; Wit of Walt Disney book, Mickey notepad and small Mickey "ittybitty" plush) - value $35 Minnie Mouse Silver Sequin Ear Headband (brand new with no tag) - value $21.95 Evelyn "FrankenweenieVelinee" Silvas: 1 plush Edgar E.Gore doll from Frankenweenie 1 cross body bag featuring Elsa from Frankenweenie Apples2: Disney inspired handmade wreath and a few other surprise goodies. Sonja and Bullseye: 2-Tickets to Mickey's Halloween Party for Oct 21 $102 LilSterner: One set of 4 Pixar lithographs from Disney Movie Rewards featuring Brave, Finding Nemo, Monster's Inc, and Monster's University. One deluxe autograph book- space for pictures, stories, and autographs for the princesses and princess pen. One Movie Milestones Beauty and the Beast pin. One St Patrick's Day Mickey pin. One St Patrick's Day Stitch pin. One D23 Sorcerer Mickey vinylmation yellow Dizkid: Assorted items including baseball mom mirror, baseball magnet and necklace made by me, SF Giants Mickey pin, Giants stadium pin, Goofy Kitchen button 2001, I'm Waiting For Star Wars 2 button. HiddenMickeyFanatic: Limited Edition Disney Alice in Wonderland Set of 4 -3" Vinylmations Flowers - Boxed Set Duchess_SMK: "Prince" basket: Set of nine mini "cars" books. Cars 2 magic coloring notepad, stickers, candy and other misc goodies. "Princess" basket: stickers, socks, bubbles, hair bands/ties/clips, necklaces, word search, picture frames, notebook, Little People (Cinderella & Prince Charming) candy and other misc goodies. Debbie Vanderlinde (debbiev) Sephora's Ariel Mirror Compact PrincessSarah & (Gilbert) FoundMyPrincess: Two (2) framed Mickey Mouse puzzles (20"x28") with art from Tim Rogerson lohofosho: Mickey Mouse tote bag Dumbbunny & DumbHubby: Juicy Couture Heart Padlock bracelet. $30 BaseballMickey: Disneyland puzzle, Disneyland history book and Disneyland 58th birthday button jacdanfan & goofygal $25 Disney Gift Card $25 Amazon Gift Card 2013 Comic-Con Gift Package 1. Souvenir Program 2. LE Souvenir T-Shirt (Women's Large) 3. LE Comic-Con exclusive Disney Vinyl (Behind the Mask Series 2) Diana (Teach67): $25 Disney Gift Card UTDISNEYFAMILY: $50 Disney Gift Card CM_LionGeek Company D Family and Friends pass for 2 adults Set of Disneyland Air Fresheners Pin - Disney Ambassador/plaid Piratelife4me Mickey Snow globe $25 RCmom Boxed set of Disney animation Christmas ornents Anonymous 1st item is one LE300 "Believe in Magic" Jumbo pin. 2nd item is three pins, a 2012 AP LE3000 " The Lost Keys of Disneyland" Haunted Mansion key with "Lock" pin, and one Limited Release 2013 Haunted Mansion Holiday featuring Jack with Zero spinner. Third item is a two pin set , one LE1000 "Piece of Disneyland History" Haunted Mansion featuring The Gravedigger which also glows in the dark and one LE100 2012 "Whats this" Hinge pin featuring some witches and an Oogie spinner moon. MrsSchnooksEarth Day 2013 LE of 1000 pin Mickey Mouse and Chip n' Dale are celebrating Earth Day to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth's environment on this limited edition pin. Hallmark Christmas ornament with Goofy, Chip and Dale selling Christmas trees on sale. Ornament is called "Half off Hijinks $30 DLKenCA~ 18x24" poster with Walt's dedication speech from opening day.. Given to CMs at Disneyland.
LIVE BIRTHDAY BASH CALL on Wednesday Oct 16 at 9:15pm! For the first time ever we are doing a live call (that will probably turn into a LoungeCast Episode). Call 712-432-3100 and enter this code 475134 to hear from the Lounge Cast and Event Team about the festivities for the weekend. We'll also have a Lounge Meet up at the same time!
Watch this post for updates from the Event Team and myself. I look forward to seeing you next month!
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, our upcoming Christmas Party, and next year's Reunion! Be sure to mention MouseWait at the register. Thanks!
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!
MouseWait Christmas Party December 20! La Brea Bakery Party, Saving Mr. Banks Meet up, Satellite Parties, Lounge Party, LIVE BROADCAST, and more! Join us on the 20th from all over the world for our Christmas Party. We will broadcast LIVE from Downtown Disney and from our Satellite Locations!
ORNAMENT EXCHANGE AT LA BREA 8pm. Bring a Disney ornament for our exchange at our La Brea Bakery Party!
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!
Host a MouseWait Meet Up in your hometown and be a part of our LIVE broadcasts! If you would like to host a Satellite Meet up in your town, post below. Our next big meet up is December 20, but we also have meet ups every Tuesday night. Through our live broadcasts, we can bring everyone together from around the world in one place!
Get 100 Credits for staying at the Hojo Anaheim! Just fill out this form and we'll get the Credits added to your account. When you stay at the Hojo, you help us continue to improve MouseWait. Call their in house reservation number and remember to mention MouseWait--you will love everything about the Hojo!
Mr. Disney was one of five children, four boys and a girl. He was the fourth born Disney son. He was named after his parents pastor and friend Walter Parr, a preacher at St. Paul Congregational Church. The pastor, in turn, will later name his son Elias, after Walt's father.
Most of Walt's childhood was spent on a farm in Marceline, Missouri, where he began drawing, painting and selling pictures to neighbors and family friends. In 1911, the family moved to Kansas City, where his love for trains really developed. His Uncle, Mike Martin, was a train Engineer who worked on the route between Fort Madison, Iowa, and Marceline. Walt would later work a summer job with the railroad, selling newspapers and snacks to the travelers. To read more about Walts love for trains
Video: Walt riding the Lilly Belle at the Studio. Video courtesy of The Walt Disney Family Museum.
To watch a short biography of Walts life:
Walt and Lillian Disney with unnamed friend, London, 1935.
Walt Disney in my opinion, is a wonderful example of the American dream! He represents: imagination, optimism, creation, and self-made success in the American tradition. He brought us closer to the future, while telling us of the past, it is certain, Walt Disney was a great man! He and his brother Roy co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which became one of the best-known motion-picture production companies in the world! Disney was an innovative animator and created the cartoon characters we all love to watch today. :) He won 22 Academy Awards during his lifetime, and was the founder of the magical playgrounds that ties us all together, Disneyland and Disney World. Had he been alive today he would be 112 years old! Happy birthday Walt! Thank you so much for believing in your dreams! You are a true inspiration.
In honor of today, it would be fun if we all mentioned our favorite quote from Mr. Disney. I'll go first, I have many, but this one always sticks out:
"I've always been interested in the past and history and I think it's vital."
Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a terrific Thursday!