6197.3 #16 (DL Qual #5

Oct 25, 2013 6:59 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 10-25-13
Good morning and TGIF!

This day in Disneyland history, Oct 25th, 2000: Thirty lucky Haunted Mansion fans dine inside the attraction as part of a $2000 a plate "Fantasy Dinner" offered by the park.

According to doombuggies.com: "These lucky guests were given Disney's famous white-glove treatment and an evening to remember. In addition to the Mansion meal, attendees were invited to a private lunch at Club 33 and were given tickets to a "Disney Divas" event the following evening."

"The night of the Mansion dinner, guests were picked up from their hotel by zombie chauffeurs & carried in stretch limousines through the back alleys of Disneyland Park until they ended up at the fog-shrouded gates of the Haunted Mansion. Greeted by a number of guest ambassadors, the diners wind their way through the deserted Mansion queue, noticing that each of them had a personalized tombstone emerging from the fog"
"Jack Skellington himself was the emcee for the evening & the diners found themselves eating alongside surprise guests Imagineer Rolly Crump, who shared stories of the Mansion's creation


as well as Alice Davis, widow of Imagineer Marc Davis
(both Disney legends)."
"Throughout the evening, Jack's beau Sally played classic rock tunes on a harp, & other characters provided ghoulish entertainment"

Jack and Sally

Wonder what they ate? Here is a menu from the event:


At the end of three course meal,  dessert was served: plates of elaborate dark and milk chocolates in hand-crafted shapes. YUM! Diners were presented with their own death certificates reading: "Death by Chocolate."

"After dinner, the guests were taken through the Haunted Mansion - first in Doom Buggies as usual, and next by foot, w/the lights on, in a rare backstage tour.
Finally, another trip was offered in the Doom Buggies - although this time, costumed entertainers hid amongst the shadows to provide unexpected scares."

"After a relaxed trip back to the hotel, each guest arrived in their room to find their customized tombstone waiting on the bed - along with a personalized charger created by Elisabete Gomes"

Front of plate

To read more about the dinner from someone who actually attended, doombuggies.com has a fabulous article written by Scott Bruffey:

Would YOU have wanted to attend this event? What would you have been most excited about?

Thanks for reading! Hope you all have a fabulous Friday!

Websites referenced:

Many thanks for the Haunted Mansion photo below, taken by: CobbPR

Tagged in: Disney History  
I would have LOVED to have gone to this event!!  Sounds like so much fun!!  Imagine getting to walk through the HM!  I hope all those in attendance were as excited about that as I know all of us would be!   Thank you for this wonderful piece of Disney history!  Great job, as always!   - MeridaFan  3623.2 #37 7:16AM
Me too! At $2000 a plate, I'm guessing they were pretty "die" hard fans don't ya think? ::giggles:: What would you have been most excited about? Thank YOU Ma'am! - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 7:43AM
I think the walk-through would be most exciting to me. Closely followed by being able to go on it 3 times in a row with no waiting!  😂😂😂 Death by chocolate and wine would be pretty awesome, as well!  What would be your favorite part? - MeridaFan  3623.2 #37 8:10AM
That is very interesting information - adventuremickey  267.6 #1141 7:10AM
Oh good! Glad you enjoyed the read! :) - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 7:30AM
Wow, thanks for sharing. That would have been an evening to remember!  - LovemesomeDoleWhip  108.7 #3386 7:13AM
I agree! But a pricey one too! ::giggles:: Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 7:37AM
Awesome! Thank you!!  - ythdudette  1297.6 #125 7:18AM
Wow. Never knew this. Very intersting. I learned something today. Thanks.  - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  903.2 #190 7:34AM
How great it would have been to attend this event. Sally playin the harp...... Death by chocolate. Yes please!  Thank you. Duchess_SMK for another frighteningly delightful history post. A fabulous Friday to you.  - GrumpyPirateDad  1847.9 #84 7:57AM
I would have loved to it!  But I can tell you that even if I could afford $2000 a plate I would not have done it for something only a few hours long.  $4000 for my husband and I to have dinner?    Did the money go to charity?   I might have done it I knew the money was going somewhere really needed.  Sorry, I got hung up on the money!😊. Sounds like an awesome experience though. - AZDisney  610.4 #314 8:07AM
Wow. Very fascinating. I would not have wanted to go, because at the time I was 13. Maybe if it happened again, I would like to... Minus the CMs jumping out to scare me! 😨 - BriHizzle  374.8 #575 8:25AM
I so wish I could've done this. It's my favorite ride at both Disneyland and WDW. My favorite things would've been the "Death by Chocolate" and walk thru with the lights on. Thanks for this info. I hope they offer this again some day. 😃 - erinten  539.9 #366 8:38AM
I so remember wanting to go to this!  - Disneykarij  266.7 #1151 8:42AM
that would be awesome! - OhanaPhoto  4004.2 #30 8:43AM
Wow for two grand I can stay five days at a Disneyland Resort Hotel. However, it does sound like fun. Thanks for all you do.  - Midasgold  629.0 #302 8:46AM
I think it included accommodations at the grand. - bluefairy  643.3 #296 12:17PM
Wow, that would be amazing! In a world where I could afford that, anyway 😉 I think the best part would be the walk through, closely followed by riding it again with people jumping out to scare you! - DisneyOnesie  621.2 #309 8:56AM
Awesome!!! I would have done it for sure. $4k is not cheap, that's double te French Laundry, but talk about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Or would be once-in-a-DEATHtime? Lol - Normstar  97.6 #3550 9:00AM
So very cool!! 💀 - CinderellE-79  995.8 #177 9:18AM
Great write up! $2k for the privilege... oh the life of the 1%ers! lol. It sure dos sound special though. Thanks again for your crazy attention to detail! - CobbPR  7122.7 #10 9:35AM
What a great event. So detailed as always. Boy, Jack sure has evolved.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1255.9 #129 10:10AM
I was thinking the same thing of Jack. - TiggersAndTinks  163.5 #2464 4:58PM
I much prefer his current look lol - BeatleMike  635.3 #299 8:33AM
Sounds like fun. I wonder if they would do this again.  - Chumash28  1089.0 #158 10:35AM
Add me please.   Fantastic post! - turkeylegman  812.2 #215 10:44AM
I remember reading about it when it happened. How fun for the attendees! - PrincessDuckie  862.6 #206 12:04PM
I recall that they did this again around March to celebrate 100 years of Marc Davis. - CM_Shadowgamer  2499.9 #50 12:07PM
Wow how cool! - brguest85  213.2 #1779 1:15PM
I would do anything to have done this! That must have been so amazing. Easily worth the two grand. - madsdad  1868.2 #83 1:22PM
Sometimes DL only gives to the rich or famous.....like a night in the Dream Suite. - april_december  299.7 #873 1:32PM
A few have won a night's stay to the Dream Suite via radio stations and shared their experiences and pics with us. 😊😊 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5720.3 #18 1:42PM
they also give a lot for Make a Wish families and the military  - Linzee  1139.9 #149 1:47PM
Another awesome post! I would have given my right hand to have that experience. Sounds absolutely incredible! - missmimi90  2002.9 #73 2:02PM
Thank you Duchess for all you do for MW. It was such a pleasure to finally meet you at the Birthday Bash! - IHEARTSIMBA50  495.0 #404 2:57PM
OMG this sounds so amazing!!  I would have loved the tour with the lights on.  I'm sure the whole night was awesome!  Thanks for the history as always Duchess.  Really appreciate your time in posting for all of us to enjoy!  👻 - MinnieMousewife  892.6 #193 3:24PM
30 lucky people! Great article, thanks for posting the link - Witchie77  363.0 #602 4:15PM
Thanks for this.  I've missed your posts on Disney history!  What a treat! - TiggersAndTinks  163.5 #2464 5:00PM
I remember hearing about this! I would have loved it! I'm not superstitious by any means, but I think the personalized tombstone would creep me out! Lol - nerdgirl  82.4 #3796 5:05PM
I would make a deal with the shadow man to do this j/k (I'm watching the movie right now)👑&🐸.....To have a tombstone made for you by Disney that you could keep as a suprise would be the best - bonedaddy909  1354.8 #115 5:39PM
Read the entire article... sounded so amazing! Wow!  - carminaire  756.4 #237 6:12PM
Wow, I can't even tell you how much I would have LOVED to be at this event! What a dream!!   - adisneyfamily  920.5 #187 6:15PM
WOW!!! That would have been an amazing night! Thank you for sharing this.  - WhatTiggersDoBest  582.1 #333 6:47PM
Great this day in history! Once again Duchess you have outdone yourself!!! That sounds amazing! I would have loved to attended that event. Thank you!!!!! - Boundin  618.7 #310 9:36PM
thanks for the great info as always duchess - gonzofam  303.5 #847 10:29PM
HOLY Clairabell!  You guys are so very kind! I wish I could write you all back individually but that would get in the way of todays amazing live photos. Just wanted to say thanks so much for taking the time to let me know you enjoy these! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Take care! And ((hugs)) all around! - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 7:43AM

Thanked by:  E-Ticket 1434.3 #106   HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper 685.1 #269   jacdanfan 9582.5 #3   adventuremickey 267.6 #1141   HandMeAChurroImmaFaint 5720.3 #18   catlikesmouse 61.2 #4271   MeridaFan 3623.2 #37   bonedaddy909 1354.8 #115   princessb5 186.8 #2113   iLOVELUCYnDISNEY 903.2 #190   mrandmrstooooodles 37.8 #5132   JollyRoger5 3835.1 #35   keepmovingforward 210.0 #1830   GrumpyPirateDad 1847.9 #84   AZDisney 610.4 #314   PrincessDaisy 323.9 #738   Seebritatdland 268.6 #1129   bigpete 277.2 #1036   TheDroidYouAreLookingFor 446.7 #464   Willierose 2292.3 #61   erinten 539.9 #366   OhanaPhoto 4004.2 #30   Admin   jmza4 287.7 #31532   BaronessVonShush 120.6 #3156   50sKid 266.2 #1154   sana9 9.5 #10720   Cinderell-E1979 995.8 #177   MrsSchnooks 3235.7 #40   CobbPR 7122.7 #10   friendlymouse 727.9 #254   MadameLeota 3440.0 #39   MissAmericaSings 393.8 #544   MrMom626 4469.1 #25   VampJade 20.2 #6912   RadiatorSprings4Ever 1255.9 #129   mini_MINNIE  1089.0 #159   MightyWhitey 1081.4 #160   turkeylegman 812.2 #215   hatgal76 444.5 #465   secretagentangel 2355.8 #59   PrincessDuckie 862.6 #206   CadaverousPallor 268.4 #1134   connielu 686.5 #268   DsnyPrincessMom 57.4 #4359   Atora 2702.0 #44   emilizle 390.5 #549   @phot_o_holic 108.4 #3393   HalfCaff 463.9 #444   brguest85 213.2 #1779   Keltig 6.3 #14559   april_december 299.7 #873   blkpearl 31.5 #5555   DisneyBlessed 28.9 #5795   AshtonLeigh 305.2 #839   missmimi90 2002.9 #73   TinkerSchelle 1800.9 #86   KaylaWinter 6.8 #13541   WaltSentMe 329.6 #707   IHEARTSIMBA50 495.0 #404   MinnieMousewife 892.6 #193   ColoradoMickey  548.4 #357   Witchie77 363.0 #602   dumbbunny 627.2 #305   chipanddalefan 733.4 #249   TiggersAndTinks 163.5 #2464   mrsbonedaddy909 4.1 #22064   SpiritOfAdventure 1044.8 #167   Taunton 548.0 #358   stanvoodoo 24.6 #6243   adisneyfamily 920.5 #187   Miss-E-Mouse 1433.5 #107   Equestrian115 212.5 #1797   jajallen15 13.9 #8466   nickstr2002 582.1 #333   FarelMickey 119.4 #3181   robmurow 3118.4 #37   fvbmermaid 235.3 #1486   mrscttlemstr 310.5 #808   FamilyPerry120411 22.8 #6508   PixiPirateMaid 332.5 #693   dlanderalum 352.5 #630   Boundin 618.7 #310   oogieboogieboy1 9.2 #10897   JediKitty 932.6 #185   gonzofam 303.5 #847   HollyGolightlyPrincess 397.4 #539   Goofytom 1360.2 #114   pixiedreamer 164.0 #2454   pixarpirate 3.1 #36997   mrschuckbonk 41.0 #4968   aprilinjune4 483.5 #415   beatlemike 635.3 #299   SafariSkewerJessica 1502.0 #102   DarlaBeansMom 0.3 #83815   eviljules 1361.1 #113  
TRIVILATOR 2.0 for iOS is here! We made it faster, easier to use, improved Random Games, fixed Push Notifications, added a Remove Ads option, new game packs, and we optmized it for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Get the complete run down on our new blog here. Get the new update in the App Store, or grab it here. Did you know you can play on the web or from any device via our web version? Tell your friends about the TRIVILATOR, and submit your questions so they (and you) can be featured inside the app. You can submit your questions here. Have fun!

- valj84DisneyDeppAddict  237.9 #1452 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  89.7 #3670 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. 😁👍 - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  237.9 #1452 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  20.6 #6849 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  89.7 #3670 8:58AM
- djmickeymouse  8.6 #0 5:17PM
- princessvg  42.6 #4889 8:35AM

Please help me welcome FreePrints to the MouseWait family: the Official Photo App of MouseWait! FreePrints is the highest rated, most popular photo printing app in the world.

Download FreePrints for free (iOSAndroidWindows PhonePC/Mac version) and get up to 85 4x6 free photos per month--up to 1000 per year (make sure you select MouseWait from the "how did you hear about us" drop down). Their app is intuitive and simple to use, making it easy to print your favorite pics from your phone. There are NO subscriptions or commitments. All you pay is shipping (from $1.99 to $9.99). Thanks for your support!

I love this App. I've used for a while. Easy to use and conveniently shipped to home! - ElectricMayhemMom  1146.4 #147 5:30PM
welcome FREEPRINTS!  Thanks Admin for getting great stuff for us! - snowgrey  5.8 #15452 1:51PM
Welcome to MOUSEWAIT!  - secretagentangel  2355.8 #59 1:43PM

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! 

Can you get a discount on annual passes too? - DeeDeeMouse  274.9 #1070 9:59PM
How do you get discount on AP passes. Guessing use MOUSEWAIT - suzieq65  95.6 #3580 4:00PM
You get discounts on AP by renewing early. It's through Disney . They'll send you a card.  - secretagentangel  2355.8 #59 8:58PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - gedi0614  34.2 #5355 12:13AM
Apparently whatever I was trying to buy doesn't apply. Dang - Poisen_Ivy  283.2 #984 12:47PM

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

1. CobbPR

2. uscdisneyteacher

3. Dave

4. BaseballMickey_CM

5. Duchess_SMK

6. Plumiegirl

7. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint

8. Stitch_Legacy

9. Winnie111286

10. pikarich


This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  3440.0 #39 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  3440.0 #39 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  246.6 #1351 8:06PM

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

1. POTC/ Jungle Cruise Meet Up
Oct 10, 2015 07:00pm

2. Hugs!
Oct 11, 2015 12:00pm

3. 6th MouseWait Birthday Bash
Oct 11, 2015 02:00pm

4. Pirates Meet Up! Tradition to tap a brick!
Oct 11, 2015 06:00pm

We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 4 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! Then we go to the MW spot we've held in DL to watch PTN and fireworks! Everyone is welcome! - secretagentangel  2355.8 #59 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!😂😂😩 - secretagentangel  2355.8 #59 10:47PM
Thank You - suzieq65  95.6 #3580 6:20PM
We will be there in November - makeitbluesaysmerriwether  47.8 #4682 9:58AM
Every Tuesday? - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  4.4 #20234 10:46PM
Every Tuesday as of right now we meet in DL after La Brea eats., I'll post on Sunday, but there are one or two Tuesday's coming up with MHP we'll have to move to another night!  - secretagentangel  2355.8 #59 11:29PM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1800.9 #86 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1639.4 #96 2:27PM
I ❤️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1354.8 #115 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #11106 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1800.9 #86 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #11106 2:12PM
Friday thru Sunday for Us😃.....Wait a minute😳what the heck is a crowding meetup and what would we be crowding into??😂😂😂 - bonedaddy909  1354.8 #115 7:09PM
I am going 10/31! - 714jen  9.3 #10872 12:18AM
We'll be there 10/31 - kimm84  55.5 #4423 6:23PM

Hey I'm finally on this list 😄👍🎉 - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4406.0 #27 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1396.7 #111 12:34PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #1995 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  541.2 #364 5:56AM
First time on the list!!!!! - Voycekids  31.4 #5561 10:37AM
First time making the real time list!! Cool. Thanks admin - buzzgoneyear92  195.4 #2006 12:03PM

Here are the recent wait time leaders:

August: Melody_CM 726.93
July: MelodyMouse 417.38
May: MelodyMouse 640.08
April: WARLOCK 228.33
March: HARR_E 290.27
February: jacdanfan 251.32
January: ShariRenee 246.23
December: MelodyMouse 303.05
November: MelodyMouse 410.98
October: jacdanfan 189.98

 Everyone for making   - Boundin  618.7 #310 10:21PM
That's awesome but like me a lot of ppl can't enter wait times I can't ever open or connect while in the park  - mickeyat78  1874.6 #81 5:39AM
Wow. Sorry to hear that. I'm on ATT and sometimes can't connect, tho it is rare - Melody_CM  7607.5 #8 8:12PM
Does ATT have personal space for power . I know that's not the correct name. Look in settings.  - suzieq65  95.6 #3580 2:46PM
great job! It's the wait times that brought me to this app. Thank you - Kimo  192.3 #2039 8:16PM
The mysterious disappearing month of June! - Melody_CM  7607.5 #8 12:13PM

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!

Credits have been applied to everyone's account as of today! - Admin 11:40AM
I just called them to price out our potential trip in June. Chris was so nice and the MW savings are phenomenal! Still waiting on work vacation approval to reserve the room!  - HNL2SFO  205.4 #1879 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  130.9 #2965 3:57PM
@Admin. I filled out a form for May 22nd.  I hope you got it. Thanks. - Winnie111286  6083.2 #17 2:23AM
@@Admin I booked with get away today and am staying at the HoJo in December.  Does MW still give the 100 credits or do I have to book with the hotel directly? - dsnylvr1975  17.8 #7393 5:02PM

Subscribe to the MouseWait Email NEWSletter for Disneyland and MouseWait news, and never miss an update! 

Nice pic!📷 - Stitchcrazy62622  17.5 #7445 10:18PM
Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  28.9 #5799 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  37.3 #5159 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  956.2 #182 9:33AM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  24.6 #6243 7:25PM

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  1677.6 #93 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  406.0 #524 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I buy pretty much everything on Amazon. Nice to know MW can get a little piece of that! - MellyMelBB  65.0 #4166 12:06AM
I will do this next time I'm on Amazon! - DisneyLov3r  38.3 #0 5:02PM


1. Winnie111286

2. grumpypapa

3. Coaster

4. OhanaPhoto

5. luvmygreenarmyman

6. NikkiSea

7. luxkitty

8. shwiga

9. Taunton

10. FNNerds


Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  340.4 #666 9:59AM
I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  7607.5 #8 11:30PM
The link never works for me to see the list. It always just take me back to the top of the lounge. Any ideas? - Quiweez  91.1 #3640 9:52AM
Woohoo!  I made a MW list!!!   - luvmygreenarmyman  474.7 #427 10:36PM

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  1015.6 #173 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!👍👍✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  1800.9 #86 10:53PM
  - mckelfam  39.5 #5039 3:09PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  264.2 #1177 10:29PM

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! 

- MommyandBash  264.2 #1177 4:52PM
- MissAmericaSings  393.8 #544 7:58AM

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  730.2 #252 8:03PM
I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  30.0 #5691 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
- djmickeymouse  8.6 #0 8:30AM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  199.8 #1944 7:31PM


Innoventions reopens as Star Wars Launch Bay November 16
it's a small world Oct 12-Nov 5
Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue will close permanently Jan 10
Fantasmic! Jan 10-TBA
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-TBA
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-TBA
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-TBA
Season of the Force-Hyperspace Mountain begins November 16


Luigi's Rollickin Roadsters opens early 2016
It's Tough to be a Bug Sept 8-17

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.2 #7761 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  323.9 #738 8:33AM
Hey! Space Moutain will be down November 10th as per the Disneyland website. Any ideas why or when it will open? Were scheduled to be down there on the 12th! TIA✨ - Tinkertoes83  26.5 #6011 8:04PM
They are redoing the ride with a Star Wars theme  - hatboxmermaid  0.0 #0 9:47PM
Should be back online nov 16 - quote  125.9 #0 11:55AM
Does anyone know how long it will be down for? My kids and I are going for the first time Nov 13-1710th? - walker05  0.2 #95082 4:43PM

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  1396.7 #111 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  9582.5 #3 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  123.3 #3096 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM

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 the week of September 29, 2015
Mickey's Halloween Party has an interesting effect on crowd levels. This week, Disneyland will close early on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to host the party. Disneyland Park crowds are usually lighter on party days (with the exception of Friday). Last weekend was very busy, while this Monday was not. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the low 60s (approx 60% capacity). Important note when comparing last year's Crowd Index: we've seen larger crowds on average this year due to the 60th Celebration activities. To get a real-time look at crowd levels, check the MouseWait App for Crowd Index averages and wait times. Have a great week! - Admin Sep 29, 2015 11:33AM

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  558.2 #346 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7224 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  408.3 #521 7:32AM
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  163.5 #2464 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  241.8 #1414 5:04PM
Can't wait, 7 days!!!!  - varela2892  15.1 #8080 2:53PM
I'm glad Saturday's are good we are going tomorrow ! - vanessav87  5.4 #16662 3:45PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM

2. Stitch_Legacy

3. RickChavez

4. ScooterMike

5. SPandEvLover

6. caramiapoohAKAface

7. IDVandalSkipperCM

8. Dave

9. Duchess_SMK

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream


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

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. jacdanfan


4. leopardditz2000

5. DisneyGrandma

6. DisLUVney

7. debbiev

8. MeridaFan

9. Melody_CM

10. splurtian


  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  280.2 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  95.6 #3580 9:06PM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  246.6 #1351 12:42PM
@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  550.3 #354 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. 😂 - DisLUVney  616.0 #311 9:23PM
Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  24.6 #6243 10:52PM

Follow the new MouseWait Blog for updates, how-tos, tips, contests, and more! 

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  483.8 #414 4:20PM
Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  2.4 #57496 9:01AM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster

2. Dave

3. jacdanfan

4. Plumiegirl

5. Tom

6. goofygal

7. uscdisneyteacher

8. Melody_CM

9. BaseballMickey_CM

10. CobbPR

Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  2355.8 #59 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  1868.2 #82 8:50AM

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  3920.5 #33 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.1 #7324 10:32PM
- DarthFairy  246.6 #1351 4:40PM
My life would be BORING!!! - PracticallyPerfectDisneyDuck  36.0 #0 10:31AM

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. grumpypapa

3. Coaster

4. OhanaPhoto

5. luvmygreenarmyman

6. NikkiSea

7. shwiga

8. FNNerds

9. xpl0re

10. hannem02



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. 😉 - varela2892  15.1 #8080 7:14AM
Wow! I'm on the list 😊 - disneymom1  255.3 #1252 10:17PM
Been in the Midwest much of August. Nice to see wait time warriors have been out there walking and working! - Melody_CM  7607.5 #8 7:25AM
Hope you're having fun!! - secretagentangel  2355.8 #59 11:37PM

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  1360.2 #114 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  956.2 #182 6:30PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #66247 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  264.2 #1177 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  803.0 #218 2:20PM

Here are the overall MouseRank leaders for the past 6 months:

August 2015: Melody_CM 740.2
July 2015: Winnie111286 463.58
May 2015: MelodyMouse 679.4
April 2015: Fantasmicfan1 466.89
March 2015: HARR_E 423.38
February 2015: Winnie111286 364.36

! - PumpkinweenieVelinee  2563.9 #47 7:16AM
- MowgliLovesBaloo  65.2 #0 5:18PM
- Melis  20.4 #0 5:53PM
- boomom  324.7 #733 4:47PM

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. Quiweez

3. Goofytom

4. DisneylandOrBust

5. beentoall

6. mamabeam

7. Dolewhipped

8. Boundin

9. sawman911

10. DonaldRox


Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  😁 - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  237.9 #1452 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  89.7 #3670 11:33AM
👋❤️ - Tom  9348.0 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2372.8 #58 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  89.7 #3670 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2372.8 #58 9:42AM
hey that's my bro! Great job, @@sawman911 - Lisapedia  15.9 #0 6:16PM
You should get the app and give it a shot! - sawman911  956.2 #182 7:32PM
@@sawman911 Trivilator isnt letting me continue our game 😭 it keeps saying waitin for others to complete challenge but I know it's my turn. I don't know what happened! I think we need to restart!  - LindseyanaJones  215.9 #1740 9:20AM
I'm getting the same message, but I went already. I'll start a new game now. Goodluck! - sawman911  956.2 #182 11:43AM

Your Donations Help Us Make MouseWait Better!

TOP MWs of the WEEK

1.Winnie111286 338.07 #17  
2.Coaster 278.9 #1  
3.grumpypapa 215.45 #33  
4.JPatDL 214.75 #120  
5.luvmygreenarmyman 137.13 #427  
6.sawman911 122.62 #182  
7.EastBaytoLA 118.65 #179  
8.OhanaPhoto 116.05 #30  
9.pikarich 109.5 #24  
10.DisneyDrea 78.17 #968  

MW Quality Top 100    Monthly Leaders   Top 100 MouseRank Leaders  Top 50 News  Monthly Wait Time Leaders

Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon.com and MouseWait benefits from your purchases!

Get Disneyland and MouseWait News before anyone else! Join our Priority Text List today.

By UsernameBy Keyword
See what's happening LIVE at Disneyland!