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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  1174.1 #126 10:12AM
HS class of 86?! - PrincessDuckie  745.4 #219 4:33PM
I remember Videopolis!  That was so much fun!!! - chorizo11  104.7 #3353 8:33PM
Yeah. Graduated from high school in '86 a year early. Started ULV in fall of 1986 and graduated May 1990.  - ythdudette  1174.1 #126 9:01PM
How neat!! Thanks for sharing that with us! 👏😘 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 6:05AM
awesome post this is. :) - OhanaPhoto  3352.1 #30 10:40AM
Thank you ma'am! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 6:05AM
Great post! - Admin 10:41AM
😊 why thank you Sir!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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  49.5 #4432 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  5818.8 #14 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  805.1 #197 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  5818.8 #14 9:29AM
That Mickey costume lol - chelseafeilen  278.1 #967 9:09AM
What? It was the 80's. 😂 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 9:30AM
I'm loving the rainbows! Hahahaha! - DisneyOnesie  574.1 #310 1:09PM
Eisner was such a clown shoe. Glad he is off the board and gone. - littleoysterz  242.3 #1348 9:13AM
"Clown shoe" I'm going to use that. 😂  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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  7554.9 #7 9:28AM
Awe! Disney memories! 😍👏 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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  483.0 #387 9:30AM
😳 no? Oh neat! So glad you enjoyed it doll! You're welcome! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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  1254.3 #111 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  5818.8 #14 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  419.1 #466 9:41AM
The old version always madeybtummy hurt too! 😔 ha! The bun lady was awesome!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 6:15AM
Good morning. One of the best things Disney has done - Chumash28  1079.8 #143 9:43AM
Hi! 👋 awe! ☺️ - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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  1817.7 #75 10:13AM
👋 I think you may have been right. Opening day looked a bit busy! Thank YOU Sir! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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  584.2 #303 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  584.2 #303 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  5818.8 #14 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}  734.4 #222 11:58AM
😂 bun lady was indeed awesome! You are the second who mentioned her!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 6:21AM
Thank you so much for this post...loved it! - TrampsLady  1641.1 #82 12:27PM
Oh yay! I'm so glad! You're welcome! Thanks for telling me! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 6:21AM
I love the new version but definitely still miss the old StarWars ride. - ChristopherRobin661  269.1 #1067 12:35PM
Classic vs new is so hard to compare. I agree they both arew/were good!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 6:22AM
I think the new star tours is better but the original brings back great childhood memories - philliprocks  928.2 #169 1:22PM
Agreed!!! I get less motion sickness on the new one too! 👏 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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  1846.5 #74 1:24PM
Disney does such a good job Turing movies into attractions huh? 😍 so awesome!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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 #608 2:53PM
How cool! Did you get a watch?  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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  3337.1 #31 3:21PM
Always a plethora of knowledge Sir! Thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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  808.9 #196 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  5818.8 #14 6:26AM
I did a Christmas and summer on Star Tours...they had a better break room! - BombFrogFormerCM  808.9 #196 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  553.4 #323 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  5818.8 #14 6:29AM
*I  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 6:29AM
Great post! That is a funny story about Eisner! 😂😂😂 Best Post of the day material for sure!!! - adisneyfamily  832.1 #190 5:04PM
😂😂😂Great story! - RadiatorSprings4Ever  942.5 #167 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  5818.8 #14 6:30AM
Thanks! 💖 - adisneyfamily  832.1 #190 3:39PM
I liked the old one because I'm not really a fan of 3d. - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  630.1 #274 6:05PM
Really? Awe, do you still ride the new version or no?  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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  630.1 #274 7:07AM
Memories... I was there the summer after this ride opened. Several hours spend in the queue, for sure! - Diz_Mel  91.8 #3529 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  5818.8 #14 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  310.8 #759 12:09AM
😂😂😂😂 now that's a cool Star Tours memory! Thanks for sharing that!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 6:33AM

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thanks! I just got the first one for my kindle!  - LuvMySmallWorld  28.9 #5472 9:09AM

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

Update for week of Monday, January 19, 2015:

Park Hours: DL: 8am-11pm (Monday), 10am-8pm (Tuesday-Thursday), 9am-11pm (Friday/Saturday), 8am-12am (Sunday). 

DCA: 8am-10pm (Monday), 10am-8pm (Tuesday-Thursday), 9am-9pm (Friday/Saturday), 8am-10pm (Sunday). 

Attraction Closures: All of Critter Country (re-opening April 2015), Haunted Mansion (opens Friday 1/23), Matterhorn (May 2015), Sleeping Beauty Castle (March 2015), Snow White Grotto (May 2015), Pacific Wharf Cafe (re-opens 2/6), Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (re-opens in March), Soarin over California (re-opens May 2015), Taste Pilots' Grill (re-opens in 3/13). 

This week's "Wednesday with Walt" AP presentation is a look into "The Story of the Silly Symphony". Make sure to pick up a wristband with a valid AP at the Main Street Opera House starting at 12noon on Wednesday to attend one of the presentations that evening. 

unForecast Prediction: Expect it to be quiet this week (CIs in the 50s-low 70s). For the weekend, expect the parks to be moderately busy with CIs in the low 70s-80s, as this is "non-peak" season.

Have a great week MWers!  - BaseballMickey_CM Jan 20, 2015 11:11AM



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  352.8 #599 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6795 11:53PM
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  114.3 #3190 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  216.8 #1668 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  356.7 #586 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1255.0 #110 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  167.6 #2321 4:40PM

Our Favorite Things: This is a list of the top things added to our popular ToDo List feature inside the app (based on the number of times added to a ToDo List):

Popular Restaurants : 1. Big Thunder Ranch BBQ
2. Blue Bayou 31 rue royal
3. Cafe Orleans

Popular Attractions :1. Pirates of the Caribbean
2. Indiana Jones Adventure 46"
3. Haunted Mansion


New Orleans Square attractions are best.  - CM_Shadowgamer  2380.1 #48 7:23PM
 I agree,for life - bonedaddy909  1201.4 #121 6:56AM
Completely agree!!!       - adisneyfamily  832.1 #190 10:23AM
Gotta love NOS!    - grumpypapa  2761.4 #39 4:12AM
Don't forget the food too! - quote  22.6 #0 11:53AM
It's such a beautiful area. - LaPearleNoir  1301.6 #106 6:32AM
Nooooo captain EO needs to go! - hairdog67  258.6 #1162 4:17PM
Agreed! - KingdomKeeper1210  29.1 #0 3:17PM
What!!?? Nooooo!!!! - CaptainEOlove  4.6 #18204 12:40PM
Agree!!! - bondfamluvsdisney  2.1 #56584 9:54PM
They returned @grumpyinphx 's glass slipper. Oh wait, I'm not sure he wanted me to tell that story. Ooops.  - Maddernhorn  199.0 #1902 10:58AM
See can't tell you anything. ..lol - grumpyinphx  228.4 #1525 12:09PM

The Season Two cover is revealed through an epic trailer--a tribute to Walt Disney. Check it out below and go here to get more info on MouseWait's hit series Deadliest Cast Member. Follow us on Facebook here

Looks good - Chumash28  1079.8 #143 4:48PM
How exciting! Always love your trailers! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 7:42AM
I can't wait to start reading this.  - grumpypapa  2761.4 #39 7:23PM
When oh when will this be available on iTunes?!?! I have never finished a book so quickly. I am rereading it with my son while anxiously waiting for season 2 to be iTunes ready. Please hurry! - snitsos  26.7 #5655 9:54PM

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

1. CobbPR
6522

2. uscdisneyteacher
5585

3. Dave
4904

4. BaseballMickey_CM
4705

5. Stitch_Legacy
4472

6. Duchess_SMK
4413

7. ElSuperRaton
4197

8. Plumiegirl
4016

9. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
3643

10. LoneRAYnger
3616



SEE THE TOP 100

Take me to your Quality Leaders - MelodyMouse  3494.0 #27 1:04PM
Phillip is on another list! My hit list! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:41PM
Them is fighting words - philliprocks  928.2 #169 1:57PM
It's not nice to hit  - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3928.3 #25 6:41PM
But sometimes he deserves it! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 10:00AM
He throws Rocks doe - RickChavez  3276.2 #33 3:07PM
I was excited for this until reading a little more and for the dinning packages I think they aren't making this affordable for the average person. Also, I hate world of color cause you have to stand so if you get a fast pass through the machines I hope you don't have to stand - Disneyprincessvmk  46.9 #4528 11:36PM
Anyone here in DL today would like some company for a few hours? - jamesmuller8  0.0 #64324 1:07PM
Soo nice you asked, I wish I were there now, will be later though - TinkerbellRings  1.5 #59260 9:29AM

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!

1. MeridaFan
41630

2. jacdanfan
40000

3. MelodyMouse
40000

4. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
31750

5. PrincessCindy
25400

6. secretagentangel
24900

7. debbiev
24250

8. DisneyGrandma
21000

9. draven898
20200

10. nataska1989
20000

 

A list I made....for spending money!! Figures... - debbiev  904.2 #176 2:42PM
Lol - robmurow  3121.3 #36 4:03PM
Haha, @MeridaFan my husband knows me too well!! - debbiev  904.2 #176 10:06PM
Me too! hahahaha - luxkitty  2051.5 #59 8:34PM
💸💸💸💸💸 - debbiev  904.2 #176 11:31AM
😂😂😂😂😂 - Lilogirl1  53.4 #4311 7:13PM
This list is awesome!!!! LOL We already know Dave spends the most on food and 2BON2B spends the most on dolls. It's funny to think of other possibilities! Great job contributing everyone!!! - MrsSchnooks  2920.9 #37 11:54AM
I just figured out that if you buy 1500 at a time it is a major deal.  but then you get too tempted and buy EVERYTHING!!!!!:D - secretagentangel  1322.8 #104 8:57PM
The dolls! 👀 - missariel33  1683.3 #81 8:01PM
I spend too much $$ on Disney purses. luxkitty can you relate? Lol - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 9:43PM
Yep @apesandmonkeys lol - luxkitty  2051.5 #59 5:01PM
 Spend too much on everything!  😂 - MeridaFan  3466.6 #28 3:06PM
Shhh!😳😳don't tell my husband 😂 - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1009.2 #158 10:00PM
Thank you Admin, for the Costco iTunes card tip and for the generous double credits which, if my math is correct, were actually quadrupled somehow! I'm stunned and grateful.  - MelodyMouse  3494.0 #27 8:20AM
@luxkitty bumped you off sorry 😂 - draven898  562.9 #315 1:49PM
Awww man! I gotta step my game up now! Lol - luxkitty  2051.5 #59 2:13PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
6482.94

2. Stitch_Legacy
5061.23

3. RickChavez
3276.17

4. ScooterMike
1962.16

5. SPandEvLover
3215.67

6. IDVandalSkipperCM
2278.11

7. caramiapoohAKAface
3284.8

8. Dave
12043.5

9. Duchess_SMK
5818.78

10. JustCantWait
1115



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

Thank you everyone! You do a great job keeping us in the know and making MW a must have for Disney info!!! - Boundin  545.4 #329 10:33PM
Seriously, thank you so much! Being that we can only afford to go a couple times a year, this helps keep my Disneyland "craving" in balance  - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 3:47PM
Yes!  Same here.   - DisLUVney  559.3 #319 2:36PM
Some of my faves!!! - TinkerSchelle  1255.0 #110 11:09PM
Truly...thank you! Between the CMs and our friends that share their experiences,  stickers, raks and more... the Disney experience can live each day in all our hearts..in or outside of the parks - azcoolmom  209.9 #1771 8:38PM

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


I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1255.0 #110 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1301.6 #106 2:27PM
There are no current events, hmm. Meet-up anyone?  - FrankenweenieVelinee  1620.7 #85 8:57PM
I would love to - mini_MINNIE   1019.3 #156 2:28PM
Coffee - MickeyLumboCM  777.2 #207 8:51AM
mini_MINNIE  MickeyLumboCM Shall we host the Great Coffee-Meet-up at Market House? (provided that MrsLumbo can cover your dusting-the-plates chores?) - FrankenweenieVelinee  1620.7 #85 9:46AM
She won't let me out this week - MickeyLumboCM  777.2 #207 2:34PM
MickeyLumboCM can't you just sneak out the window and leave pillows under the blanket? - philliprocks  928.2 #169 11:09AM
@philliprocks Oh she's on to that trick. Now i distract her with del taco coupons - MickeyLumboCM  777.2 #207 12:52PM
We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 8 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! - secretagentangel  1322.8 #104 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!😂😂😩 - secretagentangel  1322.8 #104 10:47PM

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  2761.4 #39 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  11.9 #8625 10:32PM
- MissAmericaSings  360.5 #574 5:36PM
Loved watching this video now I want the book!! - missdisney925  114.7 #3179 3:08PM

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  886.5 #177 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!👍👍✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  1255.0 #110 10:53PM
- mckelfam  32.6 #5178 8:46PM
Loooooved it! - melissa_ficent  318.5 #725 9:57PM

Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends with our new WEB VERSION of the TRIVILATOR! Play single or multi-player games real-time with people from all over the world. You can also play on your iOS device with our app.

I've only been playing random players and that is definitely hit or miss. Anyone who wants to start a game with me is more than welcome!! Plus - you'll probably win! Lol - MissAcroBRAT  244.5 #1313 8:13AM
Just sent you a couple of invites. Let's play - Goofytom  1063.4 #146 4:06PM
I love this game! If anyone wants to play, I'm willing! - DisneylandOrBust  353.2 #0 10:02AM
I sent some invites too!!!! - DisneyPrincessT  75.9 #3788 10:40AM
I haven't played in a while so if anyone wants a game start one and you might get some easier points ;) - chrismis21  492.6 #381 3:19PM

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  1407.6 #98 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  385.3 #521 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I always use this when I shop on Amazon  - Plumiegirl  8344.2 #3 11:26PM
I didn't know about this. I'll do it next time I'm going to shop with Amazon! - melissameow  17.2 #7030 3:23AM

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! 

How cool! Hmmmm now to find someone who needs tickets! - Shameekz  41.3 #4729 3:14PM
Does it include purchasing so cal resident discunted tickets? - HappyPrincess  25.0 #5839 11:49PM
Umm... Excellent question - BeatleMike  565.2 #314 11:23PM
Also doesn't include D23 memberships. ugh. - DLKenCA  1855.0 #73 8:57AM
That's fabulous!!  Thanks!!! - BagGal  230.6 #30 2:54PM

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 still have not received my credits from the birthday bash? - vegashappyhaunts  98.1 #3450 6:01PM
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 #1826 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  13.4 #8046 3:57PM
I have done this form multiple times and I never get the points :( - Disney4life  59.2 #4151 10:43PM
Please send a ticket into support and let them know. - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4695.7 #20 8:45AM
They helped me get the points. - Winnie111286  2319.5 #50 10:21AM
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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. La Brea offers MouseWaiters a 15% discount during official MouseWait Meetups (Sticker Nights every Tuesday night, and other meetups that we announce in the Lounge).

Yay! Thanks for joining this awesome community! - simba77  311.7 #751 10:04PM
- luxkitty  2051.5 #59 3:11PM
Delicious food and wonderful tea! Better  than anything inside the park - JediJT  0.4 #77064 5:24PM
I like to bring home a box of baked goods and a sandwich.  The next day i can eat and unpack and extend the dl experience. - MsTikiMermadam  51.7 #4362 6:49PM

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  1063.4 #146 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  665.4 #252 6:30PM
Sounds fun!! - HappyPrincess  25.0 #5839 10:48AM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  29.9 #5391 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1063.4 #146 1:21PM

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