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Feb 8, 2014 7:37 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 2-8-14
Good morning! This day in Disney history February 8th, 2001: Disney's second Anaheim park and eighth theme park in the world, Disney's California Adventure officially opened.

DCA

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Disneys’s California Adventure is the centerpiece of a $1.4-billion expansion of what will now be called the Disneyland Resort. Located adjacent to Disney's original theme park, Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure celebrates the uniqueness of the Golden State, giving guests a taste of the fun, diversity and lifestyle found only in Californian. Also included in the expansion is the deluxe, 750-room Disney's Grand Californian Hotel (which opened January 2, 2001), and Downtown Disney (opened January 12, 2001), an exciting entertainment center with shopping, theaters and dining venues. Building this expansive project took more than three years and resulted in an additional 6,000 jobs, bringing the total employment at Disneyland Resort to 20,000, making Disneyland Resort Orange County’s largest single-site employer.

DCA on opening day, had four themed lands on 55-acres:  Golden State, Hollywood Pictures Backlot, Paradise Pier and Sunshine Plaza. Park officials had planned for tens of thousands of Disney fans to visit the park on its first official day, but only a few hundred showed up for the opening ceremony.

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Roy E. Disney, Michael Eisner and Mickey Mouse at the Grand Opening of Disney
California Adventure in February 2001. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc.
All rights reserved


 
Michael Eisner's dedication on this day included these words:
"To all who believe in the power of dreams … Welcome! Disney's California Adventure opens its golden gates to you. Here we pay tribute to the dreamers of the past … the native people, explorers, immigrants, aviators, entrepreneurs and entertainers who built the Golden State. And we salute a new generation of dreamers who are creating the wonders of tomorrow … from the silver screen to the computer screen … from the fertile farmlands to the far reaches of space. Disney's California Adventure celebrates the richness and the diversity of California … its land, its people its spirit and above all, the dreams that it continues to inspire."

To watch a portion of the opening ceremony:
 

Who remembers this promo commercial?
 

I found a map from August 2001, I’m posting it as my main picture with the hopes that you’ll be able to enlarge it. If I post it within the post you could not. Notice, Disney's Electrical Parade had just opened. Tower of Terror did not exist. Disney's Steps in Time was playing at the Hyperion Theater. Eureka! - A California Parade rolled through the streets of DCA every day. There was no A Bug's Land. Superstar Limo and ABC Soap Opera Bistro were still open. Robert Mondavi and Wolfgang Puck were proud sponsors.
Lights! Camera! Chaos, on the other hand, had already been replaced. Crazy to think how much the park has changed huh?!

Were you there on opening day? What did you think of the original DCA?

Thanks for reading and watching! I hope you all have a super Saturday!


Websites referenced:
thisdayindisneyhistory
mousewait.com
disneylandinsideout.com
laughingplace.com
micechat.com
youtube.com
disneytouristblog.com

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Great post SMK! - Admin 1:19PM
Thank you Sir!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:33AM
What a great post!!! I remember the first time we visited DCA, it was crazy! We love what it has grown to now! Love the maps! Thanks for all of your hard work to bring such great history posts to the lounge! πŸ’–  - adisneyfamily  903.7 #187 8:19AM
Always so kind! Thank you! My pleasure! The map makes it more interesting I think. Visuals help! Hope you and the family have a great weekend! πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 1:04PM
Thank-you, you too! πŸ’– - adisneyfamily  903.7 #187 3:09PM
i remember disneybefore dca and the former pumba parking where carsland was with tram service. to be honest my wife and I never went inside dca until disney offered a 2 day park hopper where you HAD to go to dl one day and dca the other. this was a plan to boost attendance into dca as it was never pulling in the crowds. they had already announced a dca remodal 2.0 at that time and the mickey head on screaming was already swithed on the fun wheel. when we first visited the orange stinger and maliboomer , toy story mania and miickeys fun wheel where already there. the original entrance, and the california garden section?. at this time the paradise pier lagoon was drained with the whole area was drained.there where some elements of the original dca i liked , for example the giant sun and meet n greet area where carthy circle now stands.for most park guest the main reasons for dca not being up to par with disneyland was for a lack of rides -family rides, not so disney related and price wise many felt that dl still offerd more. thank for this post - pikarich  4453.5 #25 11:33AM
Thanks for adding all that buddy! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:34AM
 I remember that promo.... Wasn't at the opening ceremony so thanks for sharing part of it today. Heck the first time I went to DCA Wasn't until 2005 😱. I could easily spend a whole day there.... I may just have to do that tomorrow to celebrate....  . Happy birthday DCA!!! Thanks for another great history post Duchess, hope you also have a super Saturday!!!  - GrumpyPirateDad  1845.9 #84 2:05PM
You're so welcome my πŸ’€ friend! I hope you DO get a chance to visit DCA today! Have a 🍸 at the cove for me ok? πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:44AM
i remembered going there with friends during the week of their first anniversary, it was very quiet and not that much people - Flynnigan  215.2 #1739 6:45PM
The lack of people was kind of a plus to get away from the crowded feel of Disneyland! Kind of a nice getaway! Those days are gone but there are still more "open" spaces at DCA. - Mikesaxclar  580.3 #329 11:11PM
 So true! I really love all the changes. And the still available space!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:35AM
 Thank you, such a great post. Wasn't there on that opening day, but wow, sure enjoying this wonderful park Disney gave us.  - FrankenweenieVelinee  2384.9 #55 7:54AM
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the read! I agree! LOVE the park now! - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 8:01AM
This is so interesting, I love looking at old maps. - Thumper13  488.8 #406 8:07AM
Oh good! Me too! Fun to see how much the park has changed! Thanks! πŸ‘‹β˜ΊοΈ - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 12:59PM
Thank you for posting this!! It brought tears to my eyes.   - 1Princess3Princes  495.8 #400 8:18AM
Awe! Didn't mean to make you cry! But I hope they were happy tears! Thank YOU! πŸ˜ƒ - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 1:01PM
Wow! That opening day sequence reminds me of the Olympics. Cannot say that I am a fan of that. Think I preferred Ronnie and Art's just speaking. I choked up at seeing Roy- just knowing he was Walt's brother 😒. And Donald looks so different now. So much change-for the better😊 That family sure was lucky to be the first in. Miss those CALIFORNIA letters. Yes, I recall that ad.  Thanks, Duchess! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5654.0 #17 8:39AM
And it looks SOOO empty without Tower of terror, bugs land and with that farm area-which I never really got - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5654.0 #17 8:49AM
::giggles:: it was weird huh? Awe! You're so cute! ::dabs your tears:: πŸ‘― I actually prefer the new entrance. Fits so well with the new theme! But the letters were neat! It's true! So odd without carsland, and bugsland! Oh how much it's improved! πŸ˜πŸ‘ we can easily spend the whole day there and have a great time!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 1:08PM
πŸ‘―πŸ˜˜ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5654.0 #17 8:21PM
Thanks for sharing. I wasn't there for the opening ceremony. This video made me tear up a little. I'm so thankful to be a part of DCA!Β Happy 13th Birthday DCA! - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 9:15AM
Awe! Another crier! Y'all are making me feel bad! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Š what a fun place to work! What part of the park do you work in? Yes! Happy 13th DCA! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 1:11PM
I'm on the pier, I work the fun wheel, silly swings, jumpin jellyfish and golden zephyr.  - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 11:02PM
Thank you for this post. Watched video for the first time and like others cried. Wasn't there because I was 8 months pregnant and big as a house but I was a passholder. - TrampsLady  1641.8 #95 9:18AM
D'awe! You too! ::dabs your tears as well:: you're so welcome! Lol, I seriously doubt you were as big as a house! You're so silly. 😘  - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 1:14PM
I was there. It was soooo empty - mattc  259.4 #1204 9:22AM
How eery that must have been - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5654.0 #17 9:46AM
^😳 this!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 1:22PM
This is such a wonderful post. I wasn't there on opening day. In fact, I didn't get to experience DCA until 2007. Thanks for sharing! 😘 - LaPearleNoir  1638.1 #96 9:32AM
Thank YOU LaPearlNoir! 😘 hope you're having a great weekend!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 1:43PM
Enjoying the rain and watching the Olympics  - LaPearleNoir  1638.1 #96 1:44PM
I remember this I was there!!  - flowerchild92_CM  84.4 #3739 9:47AM
Cool!! What attraction did you heard towards first?  - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:36AM
We went later on that year.  Thanks for the awesome post Duchess, really fun to see all the changes! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  892.2 #189 11:15AM
You're so welcome! I SO agree! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:37AM
Love DCA and I love this post. Thanks Duchess!!!!! - missariel33  2113.8 #66 12:00PM
D'awe! You're so sweet! Glad you enjoyed the read! πŸ˜˜πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:38AM
Thanks for the post, as the years have gone on I've become fond of DCA too.😊 - piratelife4me  1008.1 #175 12:01PM
πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹ hi honey! Me too! Just a little different kind of magic!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:38AM
Two words: Cove Bar πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸΉ - erinten  539.9 #363 1:13PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ»πŸΈπŸΉπŸ· - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:39AM
Wow this is interesting to see. It has definitely improved over time lol - missmimi90  2002.9 #72 1:24PM
😊 glad you found it interesting! It sure has! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:39AM
So funny. We were not there for this, but our first visit as a family was just four months prior, with our then year and a half old daughter.  We were just happy to go to Disneyland.  Our first visit to DCA was in May, 2003. We enjoyed it. We stayed at the Grand. I don't even want to think how little our 5-night stay with 5-day passes and all our meals was compared to today's costs!  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. It was a lot of fun, but I definitely prefer today's DCA park. Toy Story Midway Mania, The Little Mermaid, all of Carsland, Monsters, Inc., Ariel's Grotto, Buena Vista Street, a World of Color--I can't imagine a park without them all!  And it definitely needed the Disney touch that it has since received from back in its opening days. Thank you, Duchess, for another great history lesson!  You continue to top yourself each time with all the great research and wonderful photos and videos you share with us!  πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ 😘. Have to use these now!          - MeridaFan  3585.2 #37 1:31PM
Bet that trip was a ball though! 😍 thanks for sharing all that sweetheart! I'm so happy you enjoy these! I wish I had more time to write them more regularly. But people like you always telling me you enjoy them make it so worth it! 😘 so thank YOU again!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:42AM
Thanks for the walk down memory lane, Duchess! We visited opening day, very light crowds. It was definitely a half day park. I love how DCA has improved and matured over the years. Btw I received a souvenir map on opening day, will have to post a pic. - DiT22  248.9 #1306 1:47PM
Oh how cool! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I couldn't find a good version online. Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:43AM
I wasn't there for opening either, but I remember going during the first year it opened and I was not thrilled with the park.  In fact my friends and I thought it would not last and that Disney was going to lose a lot of money.  That may have Bern true until they made the sweeping changes to the park.  I love it now.   - potatohead25  646.6 #292 2:17PM
I so agree! Something tells me you may enjoy the monsters inc attraction? 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:46AM
I wanted to go so badly for opening day but my first child was due in the next couple weeks (his 13th birthday is later this month) and no one would let me go (it was a couple hours drive from the hospital I was to deliver at LOL) It took a few years (and 1 more kid) before we finally got to go and see it (2005!). The last trip we had done the park was still being built (2000). It was taunting me! I must admit, I prefer it now that it's been rethemed. I wasn't a huge fan of the original theming. - Autoalice  161.2 #2487 2:38PM
What a fun story! I have to agree with you, the new attractions lands and themes are SO much better!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:47AM
As always Duchess, Great post!!! I remember that commercial, I thought it was cute and couldn't wait to go see DCA. We went the first year and we are very disappointed. It took a while but we really love all the improvements. - Boundin  614.8 #310 6:29PM
Always so kind my dear Boundin! Thank YOU! I don't think you were alone at all with those feelings! 😊 I love BVS! 😍😍😍😍😍 - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:48AM
Man I can't believe it has been 13 years since California adventure has been open. I have made so many memories there and it has grown so much since the opening. I hope more is to come from disney into this park. Happy Birthday California Adventure!  - Disneypirategirl  192.2 #2024 6:51PM
I know right? I'm feeling a but older then normal today! πŸ˜‚ I think your hopes will be realized, isnt it so neat how Disney is "never complete" πŸ˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:51AM
So fun to see all the changes!  I had a dry spell during college and didn't get to visit the resort for 5 years--I definitely wasn't there when it opened.  We did go to DL once in 2005, but my parents didn't want to pay to go to DCA 😒  I didn't see it until 2006 on my first trip with my husband (who was my bf at the time).  I missed a lot of those early attractions, but we have made so many memories there over the last 8 years!  It's been so fun to see it evolve from that sorta "identity crisis" in the earlier years, into a mature, well-themed park.  So fun!  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  601.0 #319 7:11PM
Did I mention "so fun?" πŸ˜‚ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  601.0 #319 7:57PM
You crack me up lady! 😊 thanks for sharing all that! It was "SO fun" to read! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:53AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  601.0 #319 7:28AM
Does anyone else miss the Mickey head on Screamin'? I can't believe DCA has been open that long. Wow.  - RetroMinnie  55.2 #4399 8:29PM
It's crazy how fast time goes by huh?  - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:54AM
I have a picture somewhere of these blue walls they had around the entrance of DCA.  For some reason, these walls had clear windows that you could look through to see the construction. - Woozle  42.6 #4848 8:30PM
That is odd!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:55AM
Fantastic Duchess !!   - polo33  65.6 #4130 10:07PM
πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ thanks!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:57AM
I wasn't there for the opening day ceremony, but I went after work expecting crowds, and wondered "where is everybody"?  I liked the park even then, but boy, has it evolved into a terrific place today!   - redsoxcarlos  1945.3 #78 11:07PM
It really is amazing! πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:57AM
Incredible, so much I had forgotten like nothing back where tower of tower is.... LOL! And it was just a dead end there until recently. WOW! I understand the complaints but we loved the park from this time forward and it was great then, now it's mind blowing phenomenal! To us, being passholders it was just extra stuff being added, what was with all the complaints but I totally get why it not being a "full day"park was a problem for people paying full admission for a day. Being native Californians I think made Golden Dreams an emotional ride full of memories for us, so we even enjoyed that immensely. I konw, I know we're strange! Seeing Soarin the first time, the huge coaster, the Maliboomer was a thrill, the sun wheel, and even the campy Superstar Limo was a blast (if you were in the right frame of mind!).  - Mikesaxclar  580.3 #329 11:09PM
I love your attitude! I don't think you're strange at all!!! It's true! The parks are magical and amazing to us all! Thanks for sharing all that! πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:59AM
Enjoyed reading this. Thanks! - Tom  9215.4 #5 11:13PM
πŸ‘‹ hey Tom! Thanks buddy!Β  - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 6:59AM
πŸ‘‹πŸ˜Š - Tom  9215.4 #5 10:21AM
Oh and the Soap Opera Bistro was incredible! - Mikesaxclar  580.3 #329 11:13PM
Never got to check that out. πŸ˜” I'll have to take your word for it. ☺️ - Duchess_SMK  6163.1 #16 7:02AM
love love love this post!!! ty!!! - OhanaPhoto  3819.7 #33 9:44AM

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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 August 31, 2015
Look for light crowds this week until Labor Day weekend begins on Friday. Disneyland and California Adventure will close early for the second week in a row (DL 9pm, DCA 8pm). Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our new MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the high 50s (approx 60% capacity) -- that means it was a very slow week. Even Labor Day last year (which fell on the 1st) averaged in the mid 70s, which is light for a holiday. Now that most schools are back in session, we should see lighter crowds at the Parks until Halloweentime begins! 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 Aug 31, 2015 9:23PM



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  495.8 #400 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7166 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  399.8 #532 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  162.3 #2469 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  239.8 #1423 5:04PM
summer surely has been very busy!  - MarshaMouse  4821.9 #22 12:18AM
I was there this week, Tues, Wed.,Thur. Very hot and muggy. Long lines except single rider lines were great. Because we had 3 days we didn't mind waiting in line. It's so fun to people watch while you wait. We had a great time. Can't wait until next time to go back. - Popcorn  9.4 #10629 9:33AM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
7194.34

2. Stitch_Legacy
5138.01

3. RickChavez
3537.09

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
3850.55

6. caramiapoohAKAface
3867.36

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2407.64

8. Dave
13227.1

9. Duchess_SMK
6163.09

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
4399.48



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS



 
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  690.3 #265 8:03PM
I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  30.0 #5646 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
Both books are an  read!  I've read both numerous times and will re-read again before our Nov trip! - Dianat710  5.5 #16229 7:13PM
- djmickeymouse  8.1 #0 8:30AM

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  3668.2 #36 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.1 #7261 10:32PM
- MommyandBash  240.1 #1420 1:32PM
- DarthFairy  178.5 #2215 4:40PM

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

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
January 2015: ShariRenee 408.65
 

! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2384.9 #55 7:16AM
- MowgliLovesBaloo  65.2 #0 5:18PM
- LindseyanaJones  125.7 #3031 11:31AM
- XochiFryingPanWhoKnew  83.9 #3751 5:02PM


Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4399.5 #27 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1376.0 #112 12:34PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #1983 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  485.0 #409 5:56AM
After all of this time being away and I made the list - cyndaws  258.0 #1216 1:45AM
First time on the list!!!!! - Voycekids  30.8 #5572 10:37AM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
16146.6

2. Dave
13227.1

3. jacdanfan
9434.54

4. Plumiegirl
9393.85

5. Tom
9215.39

6. goofygal
9034.62

7. uscdisneyteacher
7687.99

8. BaseballMickey_CM
7194.34

9. CobbPR
7122.15

10. Sonja
6794.36


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  2199.0 #64 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  1867.9 #82 8:50AM

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  370.4 #579 12:29PM
Love it!!My count down is 13 days.Yahoo Yippee!! - LorisMickeyEars60  42.7 #4846 3:13PM
Downloading it now.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  481.8 #414 4:18PM

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

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  481.8 #414 4:20PM

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

1. CobbPR
6727

2. uscdisneyteacher
6018

3. Dave
5611

4. BaseballMickey_CM
5552

5. Duchess_SMK
5049

6. Plumiegirl
4975

7. Stitch_Legacy
4712

8. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
4463

9. ElSuperRaton
4197

10. Winnie111286
4121



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  3400.0 #39 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  3400.0 #39 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  178.5 #2215 8:06PM

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  217.4 #1712 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  56.8 #4347 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  217.4 #1712 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  20.6 #6787 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  56.8 #4347 8:58AM
- djmickeymouse  8.1 #0 10:08AM
I just re downloaded trivilator after a brief break from the losing stretch πŸ™ˆ feel free to add me! I am back and ready to play!  - LindseyanaJones  125.7 #3031 9:04AM

TOP 5 THINGS to do this week at the Disneyland Resort:

1. Watch the new "Paint the Night" parade 8:50 and 11pm nightly.

2. Watch the new "Disneyland Forever" Fireworks show at 9:30pm nightly.

3. See the new "World of Color" 9pm and 10:15pm nightly.

4. Try to find a "Made with Magic" wand or paintbrush which allow you to interact with select Disney experiences and merchandise. 

5. Look for the Word of the Day displayed outside of the theme park entrances (or in the MouseWait Lounge) and text the word between 7am and 10:59am Pacific to the shortcode listed on the sign. You must be at the Disneyland Resort to enter. If you win, you will be notified around 11am via text or phone. For more info go here

And don't forget about Food! Check out our real-time Food blog to see what's new at the Resort. POST YOUR IDEAS BELOW and they could make the weekly top 5!

Come to our la  Brea sticker meetup which starts early at 4 pm then come join MWers to watch PTN and Fireworks too!  - secretagentangel  2199.0 #64 11:59PM
was bummed i did not make it two weeks ago,  see you in aug! - MsTikiMermadam  485.0 #409 6:41PM
Checkβœ”οΈfinally completed the list! I think my favorite is the new fireworks shows!!! Gives me goosebumps and brings on the happy cry.  - MinnieMyLove  191.2 #2038 9:00AM
- piratemom  467.6 #434 12:50PM
I wish! Soon, very soon!! - MyMouseMickey32  158.8 #2519 4:56PM

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
2.2

2. beentoall
0.93

3. Dolewhipped
0.33

4. mamabeam
0.2

5. Moog
0.19

6. DisneylandOrBust
0.17

7. sawman911
0.12

8. Goofytom
0.08

9. Disneylanddad702
0.06

10. DonaldRox
0.06

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  217.4 #1712 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  56.8 #4347 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  9215.4 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2316.1 #58 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  56.8 #4347 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2316.1 #58 9:42AM
Kind of shows anyone can play trivia and do well, newbie or veteran!πŸ˜€ - secretagentangel  2199.0 #64 1:33PM
i fail hard!!!! - DarthFairy  178.5 #2215 7:23PM
Finally on the list thanks to @@DisneyMakesMeSmile - beentoall  199.1 #0 11:31PM

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. jacdanfan
70000

2. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
63000

3. secretagentangel
62300

4. DisneyGrandma
51500

5. leopardditz2000
48500

6. DisLUVney
42500

7. debbiev
42250

8. MeridaFan
41630

9. MelodyMouse
40000

10. MinnieMyLove
38250

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  199.1 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  76.9 #3883 9:06PM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  178.5 #2215 12:42PM
@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  549.3 #352 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. πŸ˜‚ - DisLUVney  608.1 #313 9:23PM
Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  19.5 #6973 10:52PM

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


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  2199.0 #64 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  2199.0 #64 10:47PM
Thank You - suzieq65  76.9 #3883 6:20PM
We will be there in November - makeitbluesaysmerriwether  41.7 #4896 9:58AM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1785.9 #85 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1638.1 #96 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1354.8 #113 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10984 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1785.9 #85 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10984 2:12PM
Friday thru Sunday for UsπŸ˜ƒ.....Wait a minute😳what the heck is a crowding meetup and what would we be crowding into??πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - bonedaddy909  1354.8 #113 7:09PM
Actually the 5k is May 6th, 10k May 7th and 1/2 on May 8th in 2016.  I am doing 5k and 10k. - barbwire  7.1 #0 10:42PM
are there any MW going to Mickeys Halloween Party 10/31?  It would be fun to meet up.  - kimm84  28.8 #0 11:24PM
I think there is a post for this. Try searching for it, and you'll find all kinds of information about this particular night. Have a great time!  - teach67  129.6 #2972 11:09AM
Look under cadaver call and then find the date on post. I think that night is posted by toarrispirate - secretagentangel  2199.0 #64 2:12AM

MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. toystory3
98.03

2. Goofytom
87.09

3. DarthFairy
61.65

4. disneybob49
60.52

5. grumpypapa
53.6

6. Song
43.03

7. leopardditz2000
34.15

8. adisneyfamily
33.02

9. MsTikiMermadam
28.04

10. SorcererD91
23.87



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - MelodyMouse  6678.8 #13 11:30PM

Thanked by:   Tom   FrankenweenieVelinee   JediKitty   DarthFairy  
Subscribe to the MouseWait Email NEWSletter for Disneyland and MouseWait news, and never miss an update! 

Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  16.9 #7494 10:18PM
Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  26.9 #5919 10:05PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  19.5 #6973 7:25PM

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. toystory3
98.03

2. Goofytom
63.73

3. grumpypapa
39.62

4. Song
28.42

5. JPatDL
22.2

6. janetx
14.92

7. Madgesty
14.17

8. DarthFairy
12.7

9. Coaster
10.8

10. YoPirate
10.3

 

SEE THE TOP 100

Been in the Midwest much of August. Nice to see wait time warriors have been out there walking and working! - MelodyMouse  6678.8 #13 7:25AM
Hope you're having fun!! - secretagentangel  2199.0 #64 11:37PM
Wow! I'm on the list 😊 - disneymom1  239.1 #1428 10:17PM
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. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  6.5 #14052 7:14AM

Thanked by:   goducksgo   boomom   catlikesmouse   2 More Thanks Tom   Song   DarthFairy  
Here are the recent wait time leaders:

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  614.8 #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  1855.2 #83 5:39AM
Wow. Sorry to hear that. I'm on ATT and sometimes can't connect, tho it is rare - MelodyMouse  6678.8 #13 8:12PM
great job! It's the wait times that brought me to this app. Thank you - Kimo  183.7 #2144 8:16PM
The mysterious disappearing month of June! - MelodyMouse  6678.8 #13 12:13PM

Your Donations Help Us Make MouseWait Better!

TOP MWs of the WEEK

1.toystory3 251.63 #11  
2.MelodyMouse 228.78 #13  
3.Winnie111286 195.37 #20  
4.grumpypapa 98.25 #36  
5.Goofytom 90.12 #120  
6.BAMBAM 76.21 #0  
7.jacdanfan 73.81 #3  
8.DarthFairy 65.4 #2215  
9.disneybob49 64.34 #758  
10.Tom 62.91 #5  

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