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Jan 9, 2014 8:34 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 1-9-14
Good morning! This day in Disney history, January 9th, 1987: Star Tours opened in Tomorrowland!

Occupying the space where Adventure Thru Inner Space
once stood, Star Tours cost $32 million to create.  It is the park's first attraction not to use Disney-designed imagery.

Star Wars characters Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, the Ewoks, and Princess Leia were present for the big premiere, and a futuristic Minnie Mouse, C-3PO, then chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company Michael Eisner, George Lucas, and of course Mickey (in a space suit) participated in the exciting silver-wand ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Click here to watch the ceremony

princess

ribbon cutting

The lovely Carrie Fisher, taking part in the festivities:

Carrie

Who remembers this commercial?
 
The opening of the attraction celebration lasted for 60 hours! Guests could pay one-time admission into the park and get their hand stamped then return anytime from Friday to Sunday. Guests were also given a Star Tours Watch when they entered. The attraction featured the voices of Paul Reubens (a.k.a. Pee Wee Herman) as Rex the pilot droid, Anthony Daniels  as the voice of C-3PO, Steve Gawley as Red Leader, Dennis Muren as one of three ILMers (visible in a Maintenance Bay window), and Brian Cummings as the Vid-Screen announcer.

A few people showed up….::shrug::

crowd

I came across this on jimhillmedias website and it made me giggle, thought some of you may enjoy it too:
“There's kind of a funny story about Michael Eisner at the grand opening of Disneyland's "Star Tours." Disney's CEO was supposed to introduce each of the "Star Wars" characters as they came on stage. But -- for the life of him -- Michael couldn't get C3PO's name right. 

So -- whenever Eisner tried to introduce the gold-plated droid -- it would always come out as PC3O. Which -- for some odd reason -- sounded vaguely obscene.
So -- all through the rehearsal of the grand opening ceremony for "Star Tours" -- the Imagineers tried to drill this into Michael's head: "It's C3PO. C3PO. C-3-P-O."
And Eisner would say right back to them: "Right. I've got it now. PC3O."
Finally -- with the hope that a visual aid might help out Michael -- WDI had a cue card made. Which spelled out -- in 2-foot tall letters -- "C-3-P-O."
And then -- when the crucial moment came in "Star Tours" 's actual grand opening ceremony -- an Imagineer held up the card so Eisner could clearly see how the droid's name was pronounced. Michael still managed to get it wrong.
Which just goes to show you : Just because you're a CEO doesn't mean that you actually know your C3POs from your PC3Os.”

I also found a great interview with Tom Fitzgerald (Exectutive VP & Senior Creative Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering) on endorexpress.net if you like to read more. 

The Star Tours universe would soon expand even further, blasting off at Tokyo Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 1989 and at Disneyland Paris in 1992.

Were YOU at this event? Did you like the original Star Tours? Do you miss it? What are your favorite Star Tours memories?

Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a terrific Thursday!


websites referenced:
thisdayindisneyhistory.com
youtube.com
d23.com
jimhillmedia.com
endorexpress.net

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I was there! In fact, my friend Cris said she still has her watch. I think mine is packed away. We were freshmen at the University of La Verne. We went late Friday and stayed til early morning Saturday. We drove back to campus, slept and went to Videopolis to dance that night.  - ythdudette  1527.5 #118 10:12AM
HS class of 86?! - PrincessDuckie  921.6 #203 4:33PM
I remember Videopolis!  That was so much fun!!! - chorizo11  110.6 #3488 8:33PM
Yeah. Graduated from high school in '86 a year early. Started ULV in fall of 1986 and graduated May 1990.  - ythdudette  1527.5 #118 9:01PM
How neat!! Thanks for sharing that with us! 👏😘 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:05AM
awesome post this is. :) - OhanaPhoto  6454.6 #21 10:40AM
Thank you ma'am! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:05AM
Great post! - Admin 10:41AM
😊 why thank you Sir!  - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:06AM
I was there a short time later.  I made my parents wait in a 4 hour line to ride.  They had people dressed up as robots dancing for people in the line.  Remember it was the 80s so they had on lots of silver spandex and neon wigs and the like.  I miss Captain Rex and always say hi when I pass him sadly in his box in the new queue line.  I do enjoy the new version, but sometimes miss the old one too.  Glad I could experience both.  Still one of my all time favs. - Dawnsharks  168.7 #2485 12:39PM
Dancing people dressed up as robots?! Awesome! See that's the stuff they don't write down! Thank you for sharing that with us!  - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:07AM
Whoa, look at all of those people!!  I wasn't there opening day but rode later that summer.  This was fun to read about, thanks for posting!!  I have to admit...I wasn't much of a Star Tours fan before I had kids but  they both love the new one so much so now I do too.  😊 - MinnieMousewife  916.7 #206 9:05AM
Yeah, just a few...😂. It would be so fun to see those cute boys of yours on this attraction! How could you not love it! Thank YOU! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 9:29AM
That Mickey costume lol - chelseafeilen  278.1 #1122 9:09AM
What? It was the 80's. 😂 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 9:30AM
I'm loving the rainbows! Hahahaha! - DisneyOnesie  621.2 #346 1:09PM
Eisner was such a clown shoe. Glad he is off the board and gone. - littleoysterz  242.3 #1502 9:13AM
"Clown shoe" I'm going to use that. 😂  - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 9:58AM
I remember going on it a few months after it opened. I was very young but so stoked on it being Star Wars; I literally thought we took off into space for a few minutes haha. Childhood DL memories 😊 - apesandmonkeys  6523.5 #20 9:28AM
Awe! Disney memories! 😍👏 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:08AM
I didn't know it had been there since '87! And how did I not know pee wee Herman was the voice of Rex?!?  Thanks so much for this awesome post. Love it.  - erinten  539.9 #406 9:30AM
😳 no? Oh neat! So glad you enjoyed it doll! You're welcome! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:08AM
I remember them showing commercials for this ride non stop on TV. I wanted to ride it so bad! I got to just a year after it opened, but at the time it felt like FOREVER! - tuesday737  1291.5 #142 9:40AM
😂 me too! That's why I added the commercial in the post. Brought back memories! Time goes so slow when you're a kid huh? ☺️ - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:09AM
I haven't rode much in the last ten years or so as it started making me not feel well. I always got a kick out of the hostess of the pre-boarding video, aka: bun lady). - HalfCaff  583.4 #367 9:41AM
The old version always madeybtummy hurt too! 😔 ha! The bun lady was awesome!  - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:15AM
Good morning. One of the best things Disney has done - Chumash28  1220.0 #150 9:43AM
Hi! 👋 awe! ☺️ - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:17AM
Good morning! I was not fortunate enough to attend this event..... Although by the looks of the crowd picks.... Fortunate my not be the right word.... Hehe. I believe I was only able to catch the original flight once and though I don't remember it we'll enough to miss it I do remember Rex. He still short circuits from time to time when we pass him in customs to remind us how much of a blast he was. Thank you for the history. Have a terrific Thursday miss!!! - GrumpyPirateDad  1951.3 #94 10:13AM
👋 I think you may have been right. Opening day looked a bit busy! Thank YOU Sir! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:19AM
When I was a younger man, I was smaller man. When Star Tours first opened, the cast members used to wear these really nice silver jackets. I had to have one of those jackets so I bought one. I still have that jacket there's only one sad thing about it doesn't fit me anymore. I reached for it to sell on eBay a couple times. My sons too tall so it doesn't fit him right. That attraction was so fantastic when it opened. I know this is going a bit long.  My brother was from Oregon came down for Thanksgiving.   - Midasgold  633.3 #337 11:30AM
Sorry I pushed post trying to get to the screen. I placed a minute chair I started tossing that chair around one leg two legs back forward side to side imitating the actions of the ride. We went to next year. Thank you for your posts Duchess.  - Midasgold  633.3 #337 11:31AM
😍 bet that jacket is so cool! I loved reading that! You always have such good stories! Thank YOU for sharing with us! 👋😘 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:20AM
This post was fun to read. I love this ride and miss the lady on the tv who instructs you on the rules before you enter. Her side bun was awesome. - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1143.9 #167 11:58AM
😂 bun lady was indeed awesome! You are the second who mentioned her!  - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:21AM
Thank you so much for this post...loved it! - TrampsLady  1641.8 #108 12:27PM
Oh yay! I'm so glad! You're welcome! Thanks for telling me! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:21AM
I love the new version but definitely still miss the old StarWars ride. - ChristopherRobin661  274.5 #1172 12:35PM
Classic vs new is so hard to compare. I agree they both arew/were good!  - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:22AM
I think the new star tours is better but the original brings back great childhood memories - phillip...  1367.4 #137 1:22PM
Agreed!!! I get less motion sickness on the new one too! 👏 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:23AM
When I first started going to DL four years ago I was blown away that my two all time favorite childhood (And current probably) movies had attractions, being star wars and indiana jones. - madsdad  1868.2 #98 1:24PM
Disney does such a good job Turing movies into attractions huh? 😍 so awesome!  - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:23AM
I was there it was my 11 bday so my parents took me up not realizing it was the opening.. Haha to them - sunshinegrl  348.8 #710 2:53PM
How cool! Did you get a watch?  - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:24AM
The original star tours..... still operates at its final disney park in paris with not date if it will be converted to star tours 2.0. The ride simulators used cost $500,000. because they are of military grade simultators and because of how the ride is constructed can till and move around in a 35 degree x,y and z axis.I enjoyed the old star tours very much and glad i got it recorded since michael was not tall enough to ride. many of the original elements are still in the star tours 2.0 including the admiral in the space port room and capt rex as a deffective unit still says some lines from the original ride during power shorts.the reference #1401 and the paging of sacul egroeg (george Lucas). - pikarich  6097.7 #22 3:21PM
Always a plethora of knowledge Sir! Thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:24AM
I was a host on Submarine Voyage when Star Tours opened...I admit to being jealous of the CMs on that attraction.  I was trained and then became a host on Star Tours in 1988-90.  I liked the flightsuit costumes of that era especially the orange ones worn by the female CMs as they were closer to looking like Star Wars flightsuits. - BombFrogFormerCM  1055.9 #183 4:22PM
I remember you mentioning you used to work on the subs! Lol, I bet those costumes were neat! Plus, they got to go to endor everyday, how cool is that?! 😊 thanks for sharing!  - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:26AM
I did a Christmas and summer on Star Tours...they had a better break room! - BombFrogFormerCM  1055.9 #183 8:54AM
The original Star Tours was a mind blowing experience in it's time and was a great ride that we still rode on every trip right up until the reboot. The 2.0 version is obviously an improvement with more variety but something about taking that final run through the trough leading to the exhaust port can't be beat! Such an incredible feeling like you are right in the original film! - Mikesaxclar  714.3 #288 4:41PM
Excellent points! The classic version will always be remembered! J just love how Disney can really transport you to another world like no other! Thanks for your comment! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:29AM
*I  - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:29AM
Great post! That is a funny story about Eisner! 😂😂😂 Best Post of the day material for sure!!! - adisneyfamily  1004.0 #194 5:04PM
😂😂😂Great story! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  2023.4 #85 5:41PM
😂 oh good someone read it and laughed! I was thinking people just skipped over it! Hi btw! We've missed you! 👋💗 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:30AM
Thanks! 💖 - adisneyfamily  1004.0 #194 3:39PM
I liked the old one because I'm not really a fan of 3d. - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  690.9 #302 6:05PM
Really? Awe, do you still ride the new version or no?  - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:30AM
I still ride it because it's my kid's favorite. Last time we were on it, Captain America sat right behind me and I blocked his view with my Minnie ears. Whoops!😁 - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  690.9 #302 7:07AM
Memories... I was there the summer after this ride opened. Several hours spend in the queue, for sure! - Diz_Mel  96.0 #3732 9:16PM
That's cool! Wow! Commitment! I think the longest I've waited in a line was 2 hours. 😬 idk if I'd do it again either. 😂 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:33AM
I remember when this first opened!!! We were waiting in line with my Dad and we laughed so hard when the worker droid turned around and said "hi Dad!" Perfect timing!  - PixiePirateMaid  355.6 #689 12:09AM
😂😂😂😂 now that's a cool Star Tours memory! Thanks for sharing that!  - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 6:33AM

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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
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM


 
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. Melody_CM
1958.13

2. Fantasmicfan1
612.5

3. Coaster
602.33

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. 😉 - 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!!👏👏👏 - secretagentangel  6906.0 #17 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  2764.9 #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  6906.0 #17 1:19PM

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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 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  52.7 #4812 3:03PM
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DISNEYLAND PARK:

Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue CLOSED permanently
Fantasmic! Jan 10-TBA
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-TBA
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-TBA
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-TBA
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes Jan 10-TBA
Tom Sawyer Island Jan 10-TBA

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Silly Symphony Swings closed -- TBA



 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7547 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  350.7 #702 8:33AM
Any idea when Autotopia will re-open?  - CentralCoastAuntVon  104.6 #3589 9:51PM
hopefully never - Dave   13820.4 #4 9:27PM
Bully - secretagentangel  6906.0 #17 1:57PM
My Kids enjoy Autopia - E-Ticket  1476.1 #120 8:29PM
Haha we do enjoy Autopia also!! My niece is very concerned about all the construction going on but knows it will be much better!  - CentralCoastAuntVon  104.6 #3589 1:17PM
Dave be nice!!! My sister is mentally handicapped and only loves autotopia and teacups... But the fumes make her faint. lol! Dave I hear you!  - verofern  138.6 #2977 1:56AM
Will Indiana jones reopen on the 3 or will it reopen on the 4 - Disneylandgirl1955  45.3 #5126 5:52AM
It was open today - AngieC  238.3 #1547 10:58PM

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- RetroDisneyPins2002  42.7 #5247 8:01AM
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- sunvalgifts  163.3 #2577 12:25PM
 Cutest Plaid ever at your service! - Ilovegoofy  70.1 #4264 6:36PM

Did you know that you can find refurb info with a quick iPhone Spotlight Search? Learn how to find updated Disneyland info fast with a few hidden tricks in MouseWait 9. Post your tips below!


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! 😀 - AngiMouse  114.7 #3408 1:02PM
Ours is blank too with no plans anytime soon. That's why I come to ☺️☺️☺️ - DisneyMom13  317.7 #849 7:30PM
Me too 😀 - AngiMouse  114.7 #3408 8:53AM


Hey I'm finally on this list 😄👍🎉 - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.5 #35 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  4704.7 #30 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1231.4 #148 3:48PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2100 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1324.2 #139 5:56AM
Thank you to all who post from the park!! Love seeing the park when I cannot be there. - snowgrey  8.0 #13352 2:49PM
Top of the list  - buzzgoneyear92  276.2 #1144 12:09AM

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
14.23

2. Goofytom
7.53

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!  😁 - 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
👋❤️ - 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

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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  63.4 #4446 4:46PM
Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  163.3 #2577 9:45AM

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  4704.7 #30 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  12152.5 #6 6:08AM
  - JediKitty  1190.2 #157 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  317.7 #849 1:34AM

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

1. CobbPR
6910

2. uscdisneyteacher
6747

3. Winnie111286
6616

4. Dave
6164

5. misschurro...
6071

6. BaseballMickey
5991

7. pikarich
5602

8. Plumiegirl
5563

9. Duchess_SMK
5500

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4589.7 #32 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  499.3 #452 8:06PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Melody_CM
1958.81

2. Fantasmicfan1
829.74

3. Winnie111286
694.48

4. Coaster
602.33

5. oiler2112
439.67

6. secretagentangel
404.03

7. grumpypapa
349.29

8. Goofytom
313.89

9. redsoxcarlos
285.72

10. Tom
255.83



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  19543.8 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2355.4 #71 1:11PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  875.5 #216 9:59AM
Yippeeeee!!!! I made the list!!!  - dizzneyfan  705.1 #290 7:17AM
Wow, top of the list:-) - beentoallbut1  926.4 #0 5:40AM

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What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  159.1 #2631 3:57PM
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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!!!👍👍✨✨ - 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. 😉 - varela2892  64.0 #4433 2:38PM

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
107300

2. jacdanfan
105000

3. teapotsandteacups
85000

4. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
82000

5. leopardditz2000
80000

6. DisneyGrandma
65000

7. DarthFairy
58950

8. debbiev
55750

9. Melody_CM
55000

10. MinnieMyLove
46500

 

  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

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  7273.8 #15 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7704 10:32PM
  - teapotsandteacups  683.1 #308 10:17PM
- sunvalgifts  163.3 #2577 7:40AM

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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!📷 - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7159 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  47.9 #5010 7:25PM

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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