6605.0 #21 (DL Qual #9

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.



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.

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!

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Great post SMK! - Admin 1:19PM
Thank you Sir!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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  1004.1 #208 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  6605.0 #21 1:04PM
Thank-you, you too! πŸ’– - adisneyfamily  1004.1 #208 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  6653.8 #19 11:33AM
Thanks for adding all that buddy! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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  1960.8 #95 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  6605.0 #21 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 #1895 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  781.2 #272 11:11PM
 So true! I really love all the changes. And the still available space!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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.  - PumpkinweenieVelinee  4092.2 #43 7:54AM
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the read! I agree! LOVE the park now! - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 8:01AM
This is so interesting, I love looking at old maps. - Thumper13  524.7 #442 8:07AM
Oh good! Me too! Fun to see how much the park has changed! Thanks! πŸ‘‹β˜ΊοΈ - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 12:59PM
Thank you for posting this!! It brought tears to my eyes.   - 1Princess3Princes  643.7 #351 8:18AM
Awe! Didn't mean to make you cry! But I hope they were happy tears! Thank YOU! πŸ˜ƒ - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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  7993.0 #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  7993.0 #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  6605.0 #21 1:08PM
πŸ‘―πŸ˜˜ - misschurro  7993.0 #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  560.5 #402 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  6605.0 #21 1:11PM
I'm on the pier, I work the fun wheel, silly swings, jumpin jellyfish and golden zephyr.  - CM_tamstirr  560.5 #402 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 #116 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  6605.0 #21 1:14PM
I was there. It was soooo empty - mattc  265.0 #1297 9:22AM
How eery that must have been - misschurro  7993.0 #14 9:46AM
^😳 this!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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  2645.7 #58 9:32AM
Thank YOU LaPearlNoir! 😘 hope you're having a great weekend!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 1:43PM
Enjoying the rain and watching the Olympics  - LaPearleNoir  2645.7 #58 1:44PM
I remember this I was there!!  - flowerchild92_CM  84.4 #4028 9:47AM
Cool!! What attraction did you heard towards first?  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 6:36AM
We went later on that year.  Thanks for the awesome post Duchess, really fun to see all the changes! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  923.7 #220 11:15AM
You're so welcome! I SO agree! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 6:37AM
Love DCA and I love this post. Thanks Duchess!!!!! - missariel33  2115.6 #83 12:00PM
D'awe! You're so sweet! Glad you enjoyed the read! πŸ˜˜πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 6:38AM
Thanks for the post, as the years have gone on I've become fond of DCA too.😊 - piratelife4me  1072.6 #192 12:01PM
πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹ hi honey! Me too! Just a little different kind of magic!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 6:38AM
Two words: Cove Bar πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸΉ - erinten  539.9 #424 1:13PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ»πŸΈπŸΉπŸ· - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 6:39AM
Wow this is interesting to see. It has definitely improved over time lol - missmimi90  2053.6 #90 1:24PM
😊 glad you found it interesting! It sure has! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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  4244.3 #40 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  6605.0 #21 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 #1449 1:47PM
Oh how cool! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I couldn't find a good version online. Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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  817.4 #255 2:17PM
I so agree! Something tells me you may enjoy the monsters inc attraction? 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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 #2643 2:38PM
What a fun story! I have to agree with you, the new attractions lands and themes are SO much better!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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  821.6 #252 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  6605.0 #21 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  298.1 #1006 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  6605.0 #21 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  669.2 #335 7:11PM
Did I mention "so fun?" πŸ˜‚ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  669.2 #335 7:57PM
You crack me up lady! 😊 thanks for sharing all that! It was "SO fun" to read! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 6:53AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  669.2 #335 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 #4811 8:29PM
It's crazy how fast time goes by huh?  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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 #4979 8:30PM
That is odd!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 6:55AM
Fantastic Duchess !!   - polo33  85.1 #4013 10:07PM
πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ thanks!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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  4274.1 #38 11:07PM
It really is amazing! πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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  781.2 #272 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  6605.0 #21 6:59AM
Enjoyed reading this. Thanks! - Tom  13915.8 #4 11:13PM
πŸ‘‹ hey Tom! Thanks buddy!Β  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 6:59AM
πŸ‘‹πŸ˜Š - Tom  13915.8 #4 10:21AM
Oh and the Soap Opera Bistro was incredible! - Mikesaxclar  781.2 #272 11:13PM
Never got to check that out. πŸ˜” I'll have to take your word for it. ☺️ - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 7:02AM
love love love this post!!! ty!!! - OhanaPhoto  6607.2 #20 9:44AM

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I know and I'm still on itπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Plumiegirl  10438.7 #9 5:56PM
I thought it was just me. Lol. Someone needs to hit the refresh button. :) - DeadliestPassholder  399.2 #611 2:10PM
It will stay the same until someone else gets enough points and quality to pass a couple more people. Even though two people on the list don't post much they still are ahead of the rest of us in quality points so they earned their spot. And Plumiegirl you post QC so you're qc score is high! πŸ˜„ - secretagentangel  8828.5 #11 8:33PM
when you are at the top you tend to move slower because its the same folks that frequent the parks most. So hence the top ten.. trolls ;) - Plumiegirl  10438.7 #9 9:55PM

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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  9012.2 #10 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7886 10:32PM
Thank you! Can't wait to read itπŸ€“ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #13872 10:22PM
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We want more books - sctoaonk75  297.5 #1009 7:42PM
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MONTHLY WAIT TIME LEADERS REAL-TIME: Thank you to everyone who enters accurate wait times--you earn MouseRank Points, Credits, worldwide fame, and wealth beyond your wildest dreams when you enter wait times at the Park (ok maybe not the last two things). Please remember to ONLY enter wait times that you have verified in person, this improves our algorithm substantially, thanks!

1. Winnie111286

2. Melody_CM

3. SorcererD91

4. teapotsandteacups

5. grumpypapa

6. Tom

7. jacdanfan

8. goofygal

9. sawman911

10. YoPirate



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  89.7 #3905 7:14AM
I just want to thank all the newbies who are on the list so much lately! This was started as a wait time and more app so by your starting out from the beginning doing wait times is awesome! 2/3of my points are from wait times. I make a game of it and have fun doing them. Hope everyone tries it, it helps others and you earn credits!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - secretagentangel  8828.5 #11 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  3152.6 #49 10:28PM
I figure it is the least my wife and i can do, plus it is great exercise! I keep saying, one of these days we will go to one of the meet-ups. We generally only go on Saturday and sometimes Sunday as well. That darn thing called 'work' just gets in the way!  - oiler2112  1185.6 #167 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  271.1 #1237 6:54PM
Next August I will be posting wait times I know it will help pass the time in line but with 15 to 20 of us should go pretty well thanks to you and all the people here on MW - mjpdisney67  66.7 #4443 10:10AM
Hey! I'm in the top 10 for once haha! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ» - DisneyDiane316  993.1 #210 9:37AM
Nice job DisneyDiane316 - miadawn128  183.4 #2310 7:04AM
Winnie is killin it - DarthFairy  754.1 #288 9:27PM

Credits Hall of Fame. This real-time list honors the top Credits purchasers by showing the total number of Credits purchased. These MouseWaiters play an integral part in helping us maintain and innovate. Thank you to everyone who buys Credits in the MW iOS app, TRIVILATOR, and Goat Effect!

1. secretagentangel

2. teapotsandteacups

3. jacdanfan

4. leopardditz2000


6. disneygrandma1

7. Melody_CM

8. DisneyGrandma

9. debbiev

10. teach67


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  754.1 #288 7:43PM
!! CongratsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - SnowKitty  118.2 #3381 5:06PM
  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  1334.9 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  158.7 #2684 9:06PM
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  754.1 #288 7:43PM
!! CongratsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - SnowKitty  118.2 #3381 5:06PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  171.7 #2475 12:21PM

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I sent you emails and support requests for my last 2 stays in May and June. I would appreciate it if you could check on them and let me know if I need to send you any additional info, please let me know. Thanks for your help @@@@@@@@@Admin - Winnie111286  24902.8 #1 10:51AM
You are awesome.  Thanks Admin - Winnie111286  24902.8 #1 1:28PM
@@@Disneydollarpam - disneyforme  791.8 #264 10:04PM


1. Winnie111286

2. Melody_CM

3. SorcererD91

4. teapotsandteacups

5. grumpypapa

6. jacdanfan

7. Tom

8. goofygal

9. YoPirate

10. eviljules


I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  24646.0 #3 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2645.7 #58 1:11PM
Yes, yes. I know you do.  - crazyfriends  27.9 #6570 2:03AM
Who doesn't love Disneyland???  Happiest place on earth.  :) - Disneylanddad702  467.2 #508 2:38PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  1165.1 #172 9:59AM
How am I #1? Wait times and posting to the lounge the last 3 days? Awesome!! I love Mousewait! πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  739.8 #295 7:05PM
I left a week ago and I'm still #2 on the list!! YAY!! πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  739.8 #295 6:22PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey

2. Stitch_Legacy

3. RickChavez

4. ScooterMike

5. SPandEvLover

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8

7. DLKenCA

8. IDVandalSkipperCM

9. Dave

10. LilSterner


#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4678.6 #32 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  12238.8 #8 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4678.6 #32 10:56PM

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

Download VOYAGEERS to your device today! Discover the VOYAGEERS Society, and the magical Main Street Realm in this action packed adventure for kids of ALL ages! Also available on iBooks and Kobo. Follow the VOYAGEERS on Facebook for more info and behind the scenes exclusives.

Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  1152.2 #174 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2101.4 #84 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  433.7 #549 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  89.7 #3905 2:38PM

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! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM
thanks admin - Fantasmicfan1  5375.8 #26 9:42PM
  - JediKitty  1324.5 #145 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  361.9 #692 1:34AM

Invest in Disney Fine Art with our new Platinum Partner, Magical Memories. Watch for MouseWait art exclusives in the Lounge and use this code: MW10 for 10% off! When you support Magical Memories, you also support the continued development and maintenance of MouseWait. Earn 1000 Credits for each purchase--just send your receipt to [email protected]-- thank you for your support!

- LaPearleNoir  2645.7 #58 7:22PM
- teapotsandteacups  2308.6 #75 3:50PM
- sunvalgifts  171.7 #2475 3:10PM
- SnowKitty  118.2 #3381 8:03PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Winnie111286

2. Coaster

3. Melody_CM

4. Tom

5. jacdanfan

6. Dave

7. goofygal

8. ShariRenee

9. Plumiegirl

10. grumpypapa

Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  8828.5 #11 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.4 #78 8:50AM
- EvilqueenRS  704.4 #309 9:57PM
Very nice. I'll make It on the list one of these days! - larrywong318  214.3 #1906 11:09AM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.3 #4732 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  99.4 #3739 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  3930.2 #44 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  43.7 #5312 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  361.9 #692 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  1114.5 #180 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7311 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  54.6 #4835 7:25PM

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!

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  3152.6 #49 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  361.9 #692 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  361.9 #692 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  3930.2 #44 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4244.3 #40 12:59PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  433.7 #549 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  1763.8 #106 2:20PM
Any chance of this coming to Android? - dsnylnd4me  370.4 #663 12:08PM

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. DisneyMom13

3. Goofytom

4. teapotsandteacups

5. Donald1967

6. mamabeam

7. DisneyDiane316

8. Chloeanne0904

9. DonaldRox

10. Katie Atkins


Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  316.6 #889 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  97.7 #3764 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  13915.8 #4 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2819.8 #54 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  97.7 #3764 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2819.8 #54 9:42AM
Hey! I made top 10!! !  - DisneyDiane316  993.1 #210 8:29PM
Way to go, beautiful!   - Wyldsideb  225.8 #1745 1:42PM
With a whopping ONE point! - phillip...  1400.6 #140 9:17PM
I can't hate...it's more than I got - Wyldsideb  225.8 #1745 7:58PM
Hey phillip... I worked hard for that 1 point! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyDiane316  993.1 #210 8:38PM
You're slacking. You're down to less than half a point, but at least you're still on the list. - phillip...  1400.6 #140 11:42AM
Wow look at that my first list yay not many points but I'm there 😊 - Donald1967  311.5 #916 8:33PM

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  2534.3 #65 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  229.2 #1707 7:31PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  243.3 #1523 12:45PM
I'm reading Season One now. Picked it and the first two Voyagers up at the 4th of July Sale. I am loving the intrigue and history woven together! - Ilovegoofy  132.4 #3120 8:42AM

Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.2 #2136 11:22PM
Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.9 #37 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  5375.8 #26 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1231.8 #158 3:48PM
Fantastic!! - Ilovegoofy  132.4 #3120 4:37PM
Top of the list  - buzzgoneyear92  295.8 #1020 12:09AM
Note to self: When you see this comment a year from now, be sure to say something witty!!! - clawton  350.0 #729 9:03PM

Get a quick overview of the new features in MouseWait 9 for iOS, our biggest update since 2009! Get the free version here, or upgrade to Platinum here

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  2308.6 #75 11:41PM
This was helpful.. But I'm still having an issue posting to pics to the loungeπŸ˜‘ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #13872 10:12AM

Follow the new MouseWait Blog for updates, how-tos, tips, contests, and more! (Big Thunder pic by CJ)

Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  92.5 #3852 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  361.9 #692 10:32AM
 to  - DisneyHeidi09  302.5 #975 5:18PM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #613 7:05PM
Welcome. Enjoy your Disney day. - mrsccc2  16.4 #8700 3:11PM
 and  - vellybelly  13.5 #0 10:47PM

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  343.8 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM
Love this tool - Chumash28  1745.8 #110 5:02PM
Cool app. But can't find info when they start Christmas holidays decorations  - DDTINK57  405.9 #599 5:44PM
Usually the first week of November. - Bambim44  135.9 #0 7:25AM
The search bar is amazing - UTDISNEYFAMILY  2068.3 #89 4:57PM

See what Kate can do for you, and experience Disneyland like a VIP! Get your own Virtual Plaid in the App Store today, it's FREE! http://apple.co/1WL7y9I

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- CT4625  105.2 #3631 8:30PM
Now that looks like a good service. - MoChuck  159.8 #2665 11:24AM
I use this every time I'm at the parks now and llove it!!!!  Thanks Admin - leopardditz2000  1260.0 #152 7:44PM

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  504.8 #461 12:29PM
I Loved across the street once. - nitromouse  300.6 #993 10:55PM
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I love across the street, for a week, two or three times a year.  - crazyfriends  27.9 #6570 4:42PM

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