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Feb 8, 2014 7:37 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
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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.

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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.
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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:
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Great post SMK! - Admin 1:19PM
Thank you Sir!  - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 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  1004.0 #193 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  6489.9 #19 1:04PM
Thank-you, you too! πŸ’– - adisneyfamily  1004.0 #193 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  5794.5 #21 11:33AM
Thanks for adding all that buddy! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 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  1938.8 #92 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  6489.9 #19 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 #1834 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  679.9 #300 11:11PM
 So true! I really love all the changes. And the still available space!  - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 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  3309.5 #44 7:54AM
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the read! I agree! LOVE the park now! - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 8:01AM
This is so interesting, I love looking at old maps. - Thumper13  498.4 #445 8:07AM
Oh good! Me too! Fun to see how much the park has changed! Thanks! πŸ‘‹β˜ΊοΈ - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 12:59PM
Thank you for posting this!! It brought tears to my eyes.   - 1Princess3Princes  643.2 #323 8:18AM
Awe! Didn't mean to make you cry! But I hope they were happy tears! Thank YOU! πŸ˜ƒ - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 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! - misschurro...  7130.4 #14 8:39AM
And it looks SOOO empty without Tower of terror, bugs land and with that farm area-which I never really got - misschurro...  7130.4 #14 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  6489.9 #19 1:08PM
πŸ‘―πŸ˜˜ - misschurro...  7130.4 #14 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  559.9 #374 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  6489.9 #19 1:11PM
I'm on the pier, I work the fun wheel, silly swings, jumpin jellyfish and golden zephyr.  - CM_tamstirr  559.9 #374 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 #107 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  6489.9 #19 1:14PM
I was there. It was soooo empty - mattc  265.0 #1244 9:22AM
How eery that must have been - misschurro...  7130.4 #14 9:46AM
^😳 this!  - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 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  2184.7 #74 9:32AM
Thank YOU LaPearlNoir! 😘 hope you're having a great weekend!  - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 1:43PM
Enjoying the rain and watching the Olympics  - LaPearleNoir  2184.7 #74 1:44PM
I remember this I was there!!  - flowerchild92_CM  84.4 #3930 9:47AM
Cool!! What attraction did you heard towards first?  - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 6:36AM
We went later on that year.  Thanks for the awesome post Duchess, really fun to see all the changes! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  916.3 #205 11:15AM
You're so welcome! I SO agree! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 6:37AM
Love DCA and I love this post. Thanks Duchess!!!!! - missariel33  2115.6 #76 12:00PM
D'awe! You're so sweet! Glad you enjoyed the read! πŸ˜˜πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 6:38AM
Thanks for the post, as the years have gone on I've become fond of DCA too.😊 - piratelife4me  1069.3 #180 12:01PM
πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹ hi honey! Me too! Just a little different kind of magic!  - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 6:38AM
Two words: Cove Bar πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸΉ - erinten  539.9 #398 1:13PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ»πŸΈπŸΉπŸ· - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 6:39AM
Wow this is interesting to see. It has definitely improved over time lol - missmimi90  2033.3 #83 1:24PM
😊 glad you found it interesting! It sure has! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 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  4243.8 #36 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  6489.9 #19 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 #1398 1:47PM
Oh how cool! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I couldn't find a good version online. Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 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  785.3 #243 2:17PM
I so agree! Something tells me you may enjoy the monsters inc attraction? 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 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  161.4 #2582 2:38PM
What a fun story! I have to agree with you, the new attractions lands and themes are SO much better!  - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 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  776.6 #249 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  6489.9 #19 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  237.7 #1536 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  6489.9 #19 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  622.1 #337 7:11PM
Did I mention "so fun?" πŸ˜‚ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  622.1 #337 7:57PM
You crack me up lady! 😊 thanks for sharing all that! It was "SO fun" to read! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 6:53AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  622.1 #337 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 #4660 8:29PM
It's crazy how fast time goes by huh?  - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 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  51.1 #4831 8:30PM
That is odd!  - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 6:55AM
Fantastic Duchess !!   - polo33  80.2 #4010 10:07PM
πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ thanks!  - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 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  2995.0 #47 11:07PM
It really is amazing! πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 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  679.9 #300 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  6489.9 #19 6:59AM
Enjoyed reading this. Thanks! - Tom  12229.6 #5 11:13PM
πŸ‘‹ hey Tom! Thanks buddy!Β  - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 6:59AM
πŸ‘‹πŸ˜Š - Tom  12229.6 #5 10:21AM
Oh and the Soap Opera Bistro was incredible! - Mikesaxclar  679.9 #300 11:13PM
Never got to check that out. πŸ˜” I'll have to take your word for it. ☺️ - Duchess_SMK  6489.9 #19 7:02AM
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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  246.2 #1428 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  1369.5 #130 10:45PM
Yay I made the list!!!!!!  - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  149.4 #2769 7:02PM
 YOU!!! Having fun playing!! - DisneyMom13  301.9 #933 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoall  814.9 #0 2:19AM

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


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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  338.6 #732 11:41PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

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20149

2. Melody_CM
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3. Winnie111286
15865.7

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6. jacdanfan
11884.2

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10. uscdisneyteacher
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Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  5757.4 #22 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.4 #72 8:50AM
 I bow down to you....real fast....like Aladdin drops in front of the Royal Princess, Jasmine! - DisneyMom13  301.9 #933 1:53PM
Congrats - superdisneyman80  170.5 #2435 8:22PM

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  1115.1 #170 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2041.8 #81 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  408.1 #561 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  48.2 #4947 2:38PM

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 month of April 2016
Spring Break traffic continues to make the Parks busy, however, we've made it past the heaviest part of Spring Break. Expect strong crowd levels through April 11th, and then things should slow down a bit. Look for crowds to pick up again at the end of the month and through May. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), through April 11, 2015, crowds averaged in the low 80s (approx 80% capacity), then the Crowd Index dipped into the 60s, until later in the month when the Crowd Index rose to the 70s. Remember, we've seen larger crowds ever since the 60th Celebration began, so keep that in mind when looking at historical Crowd Index data. 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 Apr 4, 2016 3:24PM



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  643.2 #323 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.6 #7390 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  442.0 #509 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  175.8 #2341 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  270.9 #1181 5:04PM
I'm glad Saturday's are good we are going tomorrow ! - vanessav87  5.4 #17927 3:45PM
Saturday's are less busy - DarthFairy  474.2 #466 2:18PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.6 #75277 12:12PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Monorail REOPENS MAY 20
River Belle Terrace transforms into a table service restaurant Feb 10
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
Grizzly River Run closed April 18 -- May 17
Disney's Aladdin is permanenly closed--Frozen will take its place


 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7457 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  350.3 #692 8:33AM
Any idea when Autotopia will re-open?  - CentralCoastAuntVon  73.1 #4148 9:51PM
hopefully never - Dave   13763.9 #4 9:27PM
Bully - secretagentangel  5757.4 #22 1:57PM
My Kids enjoy Autopia - E-Ticket  1470.1 #117 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  73.1 #4148 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  138.4 #2958 1:56AM
Will Indiana jones reopen on the 3 or will it reopen on the 4 - Disneylandgirl1955  45.3 #5079 5:52AM
It was open today - AngieC  238.2 #1528 10:58PM

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  408.1 #561 4:52PM
- MissAmericaSings  427.2 #528 7:58AM
- RetroDisneyPins2002  42.7 #5196 1:39PM
We want more books - sctoaonk75  286.1 #1032 7:42PM

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

1. #MWMEETUP TRIVIA, Disney Racers and More
May 06, 2016 06:00pm

2. Az meet up
May 28, 2016 06:00pm

3. #MWMEETUP ONE LAST TIME
Aug 06, 2016 12:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1242.0 #145 12:31AM
It was January 8 I think but I left it as I think it's funnyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I'll have to delete it😭😭 - secretagentangel  5757.4 #22 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1242.0 #145 6:03AM
It looks like we need to get more official meet-ups happening in the parks.  πŸ˜„ - LaPearleNoir  2184.7 #74 9:38AM
I do one a week but we need more! We were saying last week to add an Astro blaster to Friday maybe? We could do a monorail or BRMRR sweeper tooπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Plus I'm trying to post a few ahead of time so people can plan. Next week the meetup we do for MW  had to be Friday again but hopefully Tuesday  the next week! We have two very cool ones coming up next month! It's a secret😎😎😎😎 - secretagentangel  5757.4 #22 9:47PM
Your Tuesday night meet up is great but I'm just remembering all the meetups we used to have.  I wonder what the meet ups are next month..... I'll be there with my  - LaPearleNoir  2184.7 #74 10:30PM
i keep ending up with tues classes,  and missing the tues meetups.  so glad i have made a few of them! - MsTikiMermadam  1242.0 #145 6:05AM
I'll post the ones I know about, I'm switching some to weekends too. And maybe get a few others too! 😊 - secretagentangel  5757.4 #22 8:49PM
Sad but won't be there until 2017 but would really love to meet some of you incredible people - mjpdisney67  34.3 #5716 6:45PM
Would love to be able to attend a meetup someday! - jackattacksmom  19.2 #7701 11:36PM


Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.2 #34 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  2126.3 #75 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1229.6 #147 3:48PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2080 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1242.0 #145 5:56AM
Nice, my first time on the list and I have 2! Thank you!   - sunvalgifts  109.1 #3488 11:56AM
Oops! It didn't seem to post the first time lol. Sorry for the double post.  - sunvalgifts  109.1 #3488 11:58AM
Thank you to all who post from the park!! Love seeing the park when I cannot be there. - snowgrey  7.6 #13626 2:49PM

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  6575.2 #17 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7615 10:32PM
- disneyforme  243.0 #1473 7:33PM
  - teapotsandteacups  338.6 #732 10:17PM

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!



 
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!

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2. Tom
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3. Coaster
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4. Fantasmicfan1
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5. Winnie111286
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6. goofygal
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7. secretagentangel
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8. jacdanfan
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9. JPatDL
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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  48.2 #4947 7:14AM
Wow! I'm on the list 😊 - disneymom1  259.9 #1286 10:17PM
πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ» - LaPearleNoir  2184.7 #74 8:33PM
Yea!  We'll be looking for your pics and "live" posts, too. Have a wonderful trip! - Ilovegoofy  38.3 #5424 3:36PM

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  2126.3 #75 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  11884.2 #6 6:08AM
  - JediKitty  1139.6 #164 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  301.9 #933 1:34AM

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9. Dave
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10. LilSterner
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#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4427.8 #33 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  9623.3 #9 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4427.8 #33 10:56PM

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
97300

2. jacdanfan
95000

3. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
78500

4. leopardditz2000
71000

5. DisneyGrandma
65000

6. teapotsandteacups
60000

7. Melody_CM
55000

8. debbiev
52750

9. DarthFairy
48950

10. MeridaFan
46130

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  814.9 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  135.1 #3007 9:06PM
@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  652.8 #313 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. πŸ˜‚ - DisLUVney  635.6 #326 9:23PM
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  474.2 #466 7:43PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  109.1 #3488 12:21PM

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  2425.0 #63 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  301.9 #933 6:28PM
Oh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ just realized that post was 2+ years oldπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well people are still taking turns very slowly. Maybe it's the app, not the players.  - DisneyMom13  301.9 #933 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2783.4 #49 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4243.8 #36 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #68046 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  408.1 #561 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  1369.5 #130 2:20PM

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  2002.4 #86 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  421.0 #540 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
Just spent $100. Surely not my last order this month - Dianat710  52.8 #4753 4:46PM
Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  109.1 #3488 9:45AM


 
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1. Fantasmicfan1
266.36

2. Winnie111286
234.02

3. Melody_CM
231

4. Tom
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5. Coaster
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8. jacdanfan
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I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  16113.8 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2184.7 #74 1:11PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  646.7 #319 9:59AM
Yippeeeee!!!! I made the list!!!  - dizzneyfan  587.5 #353 7:17AM
Wow, top of the list:-) - beentoall  814.9 #0 5:40AM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.1 #4584 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  75.3 #4103 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2783.4 #49 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 #5196 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  301.9 #933 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  587.5 #353 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7066 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  41.6 #5245 7:25PM

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  296.3 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM

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This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4427.8 #33 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  4427.8 #33 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  474.2 #466 8:06PM

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What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  154.2 #2693 3:57PM
Good morning @@@@@@Admin I submitted a stay at Hojo for 7/2/15.Β  I haven't seen the Credits yet.Β  Would you please check the records?Β  I can resubmit the Form if you need me to.Β  As always, thanks for all your wonderful help. - Winnie111286  15865.7 #3 8:02AM
Admin Thanks - Winnie111286  15865.7 #3 3:18PM
Hi @@@@@@Admin I filled out the form for 2/28 at Hojo and haven't seen any Credits. I also sent you a Support Ticket last week. Would you please look into this? As always, Thanks  @@@@@@Admin - Winnie111286  15865.7 #3 10:50PM
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