On Oct 1st 2009, nearly 4 years ago, I received an ipod touch for my 16th birthday. One of the first apps I downloaded was MouseWait. I loved Disney and I wanted to use my new piece of technology to support my addiction.
I didn't realize then how much MouseWait would be a part of my life.
Unfortunately after two years of using the app I lost my ipod. This was right before (or around) the switch of having to login in. So my username and all my past interactions were gone, but no fear! I remade my account in 2011 with a fancy new iPhone.
For the most part I just lurked (obsessively). Lately I've had the courage to get more involved. I've also moved to LA so I can make the trip to Disneyland more often.
It's been nice seeing names and remembering them from my first months on MW.
I couldn't be more proud of this app. It's nice not having to post a link to a photo and just being able to post it directly! And it's nice having a login so you can sign on from all your devices.
I do miss the first year of MW, when I was able to read every single post. Everyday I made it my mission to read all of them. But that was when there was less people.
I'm also glad that the midnight posts still happen. With someone new hosting though, correct?
I'm also surprised that there isn't a roll call post everyday like their used to be.
Thank you admin for letting me experience the growth of MW and it's community.
And thank you fellow MWers for posting, informing, asking questions, welcoming everyone with open arms, and bringing Disney magic to everyone around the world!
Now I'm a week from turning 20 but all I keep thinking about is my 4 year MouseWait anniversary.
With all my life changes, friends and family passing, graduating from high school, going to college, 3 annual passes and so so much more MouseWait was always there. I knew that I had this little app right in my pocket and I could escape anytime I wanted to. So thank you for letting me ask questions, live vicariously through you, for supporting me, making me laugh and giving me the best 4 years. I love you MouseWait.
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Big Thunder Mountain to reopen March 17 Alice in Wonderland will be closed Mar 10-July 3, 2014 Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage will be closed Jan. 6-Sept. 26, 2014: it’s a small world will be closed Jan. 21-Apr. 18, 2014: Indiana Jones will be closed Mar 17-May 8 Club 33: Reopens July 1st Space Mountain will be closed May 12-Jun 26: King Arthur's Carrousel will be closed April 28-May 22 Pirates of the Caribbean will be closed April 28-May 22
DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:
Grizzly River Run will be closed Apr. 21-June 19, 2014
The Little Mermaid will be closed Mar 20-May 9, 2014:
it's tough to be a bug will be closed April 21-May 8
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 MagicRace!
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Groundbreaking for the Temple of the Forbidden Eye occurred in August 1993. More than 400 Imagineers worked on its design and construction. Tony Baxter led a core project team of nearly 100 Imagineers.
Several early concepts were considered for Indy including a walk-through adventure and a high-speed mine car adventure within a temple. To avoid a long queue, Imagineers even considered using Jungle Cruise launches to shuttle guests to the loading area. The team tested key show elements in a Burbank warehouse on a full-sized elevated track that resembled a freeway. This enabled the team to test set pieces, lighting, effects, transport clearances and motion profiles.
To create space for the 0.5-mile queue area and the 50,000-square-foot show building, an area of the former "Eeyore" parking lot was demolished, and the Monorail and Jungle Cruise attractions were rerouted. As I'm sure some of you know, an old Eeyore parking sign is hidden up in the rafters high above the projection room (in the queue). The sign pays homage to the Eeyore Parking Lot.
To watch some scenes from the opening ceremony:
Happy 19th birthday Indy!
Have you been on this attraction? If so, what is your favorite part or scene?
Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a magnificent Monday!