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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  6631.6 #23 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  1092.7 #205 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  6631.6 #23 1:04PM
Thank-you, you too! πŸ’– - adisneyfamily  1092.7 #205 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 - pikaplaid  7864.8 #17 11:33AM
Thanks for adding all that buddy! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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 #103 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  6631.6 #23 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 #1943 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  844.1 #264 11:11PM
 So true! I really love all the changes. And the still available space!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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  4979.6 #35 7:54AM
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the read! I agree! LOVE the park now! - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 8:01AM
This is so interesting, I love looking at old maps. - Thumper13  543.3 #438 8:07AM
Oh good! Me too! Fun to see how much the park has changed! Thanks! πŸ‘‹β˜ΊοΈ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 12:59PM
Thank you for posting this!! It brought tears to my eyes.   - 1Princess3Princes  646.3 #367 8:18AM
Awe! Didn't mean to make you cry! But I hope they were happy tears! Thank YOU! πŸ˜ƒ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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  9684.8 #12 8:39AM
And it looks SOOO empty without Tower of terror, bugs land and with that farm area-which I never really got - misschurro  9684.8 #12 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  6631.6 #23 1:08PM
πŸ‘―πŸ˜˜ - misschurro  9684.8 #12 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 #416 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  6631.6 #23 1:11PM
I'm on the pier, I work the fun wheel, silly swings, jumpin jellyfish and golden zephyr.  - CM_tamstirr  560.5 #416 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 #124 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  6631.6 #23 1:14PM
I was there. It was soooo empty - mattc  265.0 #1347 9:22AM
How eery that must have been - misschurro  9684.8 #12 9:46AM
^😳 this!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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  3137.7 #54 9:32AM
Thank YOU LaPearlNoir! 😘 hope you're having a great weekend!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 1:43PM
Enjoying the rain and watching the Olympics  - LaPearleNoir  3137.7 #54 1:44PM
I remember this I was there!!  - flowerchild92_CM  84.4 #4097 9:47AM
Cool!! What attraction did you heard towards first?  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 6:36AM
We went later on that year.  Thanks for the awesome post Duchess, really fun to see all the changes! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  928.2 #238 11:15AM
You're so welcome! I SO agree! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 6:37AM
Love DCA and I love this post. Thanks Duchess!!!!! - missariel33  2115.6 #91 12:00PM
D'awe! You're so sweet! Glad you enjoyed the read! πŸ˜˜πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 6:38AM
Thanks for the post, as the years have gone on I've become fond of DCA too.😊 - piratelife4me  1099.6 #202 12:01PM
πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹ hi honey! Me too! Just a little different kind of magic!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 6:38AM
Two words: Cove Bar πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸΉ - erinten  540.0 #441 1:13PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ»πŸΈπŸΉπŸ· - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 6:39AM
Wow this is interesting to see. It has definitely improved over time lol - missmimi90  2079.6 #92 1:24PM
😊 glad you found it interesting! It sure has! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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  4704.2 #39 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  6631.6 #23 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 #1500 1:47PM
Oh how cool! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I couldn't find a good version online. Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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  853.6 #259 2:17PM
I so agree! Something tells me you may enjoy the monsters inc attraction? 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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 #2701 2:38PM
What a fun story! I have to agree with you, the new attractions lands and themes are SO much better!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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  843.0 #265 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  6631.6 #23 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  298.6 #1049 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  6631.6 #23 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  707.5 #330 7:11PM
Did I mention "so fun?" πŸ˜‚ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  707.5 #330 7:57PM
You crack me up lady! 😊 thanks for sharing all that! It was "SO fun" to read! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 6:53AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  707.5 #330 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 #4917 8:29PM
It's crazy how fast time goes by huh?  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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 #5101 8:30PM
That is odd!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 6:55AM
Fantastic Duchess !!   - polo33  92.3 #3921 10:07PM
πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ thanks!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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  5856.1 #25 11:07PM
It really is amazing! πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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  844.1 #264 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  6631.6 #23 6:59AM
Enjoyed reading this. Thanks! - Tom  17077.4 #4 11:13PM
πŸ‘‹ hey Tom! Thanks buddy!Β  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 6:59AM
πŸ‘‹πŸ˜Š - Tom  17077.4 #4 10:21AM
Oh and the Soap Opera Bistro was incredible! - Mikesaxclar  844.1 #264 11:13PM
Never got to check that out. πŸ˜” I'll have to take your word for it. ☺️ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:02AM
love love love this post!!! ty!!! - OhanaPhoto  7095.3 #21 9:44AM

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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
2036.8

2. Melody_CM
1839.17

3. secretagentangel
728.1

4. SorcererD91
433.1

5. BriarRose406
345.57

6. teapotsandteacups
340.8

7. MeridaFan
301.03

8. Tom
265.27

9. grumpypapa
228.77

10. Goofytom
224.73

 

SEE THE TOP 100

14 more days and I shall be entering in wait times for the first time( I was slow and shy to post). Well actually it will be 15 days. The first  day we check in and go to Trader Sam's. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  109.7 #3620 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  12856.2 #9 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  5068.3 #33 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  1457.1 #141 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  306.6 #996 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  95.5 #3873 10:10AM
I'll never catch Winnie, but I have 6 more days to get to number 2. And then my steady decline until my next visitπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ - Mouse28  946.2 #236 9:26AM
You can do it! I did 100 in an evening Thursday! - redsoxcarlos  5856.1 #25 4:26PM
I only post wait times if I've actually gone on the ride..( with the exception if the line is extra short, or extra long..) I try to give folks a heads up. Most of the time I have trouble posting times in certain areas of the park so I get frustrated... - carminaire  1109.0 #201 1:19PM
You're allowed to do it from the sign in front of each attraction or if you go on it a lot and can see the line is shorter/longer you can post that.  - secretagentangel  12856.2 #9 9:04PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  77.0 #4260 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  110.6 #3602 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  5146.1 #31 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  70.1 #4426 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  743.2 #316 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  1117.9 #196 8:06AM
That's Barry and Jeb  - SportsMickey  1.8 #0 7:27PM
I went for it! Hoping the forecast will allow the inaugural run on the 19th!  I wish ap holders got a discount on those special event tix...  - theworthyhorse  51.3 #5089 8:55AM

Thanked by:   pikarich   draven898   evilemohand   51 More Thanks Ariel1979   truk78   Tom  
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  1171.9 #188 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2140.0 #90 10:53PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  109.7 #3620 2:38PM
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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
152300

2. teapotsandteacups
135000

3. leopardditz2000
125000

4. jacdanfan
115000

5. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
98500

6. DarthFairy
78950

7. disneygrandma1
78000

8. debbiev
67750

9. DisneyGrandma
65000

10. Melody_CM
65000

 

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  1474.8 #138 7:43PM
!! CongratsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - SnowKitty  222.5 #1848 5:06PM
- BadVibeGirl  18.0 #8562 9:35PM
  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  1520.9 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  186.4 #2325 9:06PM
Thanks for the triple credits sale! @@Admin - grapesoda  1515.1 #137 12:03PM
nice - Hecky  130.2 #3222 9:13AM

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  377.4 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM
Love this tool - Chumash28  2029.5 #97 5:02PM
I use the search bar all the time! It's ! - DisneyDiane316  3055.0 #57 9:01AM
That search bar is so useful and I go to it often!  - grumpypapa  11718.1 #10 7:48PM

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

1. Winnie111286
9461

2. misschurro
7988

3. uscdisneyteacher
7547

4. pikaplaid
7307

5. CobbPR
6914

6. BaseballMickey
6406

7. Dave
6241

8. Plumiegirl
5962

9. Duchess_SMK
5587

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4737.8 #38 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  1474.8 #138 8:06PM
This is so true, it never changes, what's up with that lol - itsmyglassslipper  800.2 #280 12:28PM
I know and I'm still on itπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Plumiegirl  10886.0 #11 5:56PM
I thought it was just me. Lol. Someone needs to hit the refresh button. :) - DeadliestPassholder  491.3 #498 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  12856.2 #9 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  10886.0 #11 9:55PM

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Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.2 #2200 11:22PM
Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4410.0 #43 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  5414.4 #28 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1629.4 #126 3:48PM
Fantastic!! - Ilovegoofy  319.5 #914 4:37PM
Note to self: When you see this comment a year from now, be sure to say something witty!!! - clawton  485.5 #503 9:03PM
- Grumpyfan  111.6 #3582 7:29PM

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  505.8 #476 12:29PM
@@@truk78 we need this!  - oreolovebug  220.1 #1874 11:46AM
Ok I purchased this and love it. Is there anyway to download it to my mousewait? - oreolovebug  220.1 #1874 12:03PM
Does anyone have a answer for me?  - oreolovebug  220.1 #1874 7:08PM
Countdown is a separate app. It's developed by the Mw app team, app316, but it is technically separate.  - secretagentangel  12856.2 #9 1:16AM
- oreolovebug  220.1 #1874 8:58AM

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  5163.0 #30 11:41PM
I've had a lot of trouble with platinum version. It seems to "magically" close itself at random times. The most common random closes are: after updating ride or food times, after clicking on a different feature in the app, or immediately after opening. I generally have to re-open it 2-3 times, at which point it stays open until I've made my update, but if I stop using it for more than 5 minutes and go back to it I have to go through the magical closings again. πŸ˜“ - Mouse28  946.2 #236 9:06AM
I never had that issue with the free version.  - Mouse28  946.2 #236 9:06AM
I had the same issues more so in the park  - Plumiegirl  10886.0 #11 5:42PM
Same here  - Melody_CM  37233.1 #2 7:57AM
And I can only load videos from the non platinum MW  - Plumiegirl  10886.0 #11 9:02PM
This was helpful.. But I'm still having an issue posting to pics to the loungeπŸ˜‘ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #14495 10:12AM

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!

My tip is always use search! It helps to know what to post plus great information to find!! - secretagentangel  12856.2 #9 8:04PM

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

1. It's a mex**** Michael bday meetups gotg we missed tot reopening
May 05, 2017 08:00am

2. #MWMEETUPOREGONSTYLE
Jun 03, 2017 12:00am

3. #MWMEETUP #MSEP PARADE MEET UP
Jun 18, 2017 06:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
I spy Christmas in July! - FrankenWeenieVelinee  4979.6 #35 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  12856.2 #9 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  37233.1 #2 11:12AM
- FrankenWeenieVelinee  4979.6 #35 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  12856.2 #9 3:18PM
At the tone pacific standard time will be 1215 and 00 seconds - pikaplaid  7864.8 #17 2:14PM
Next Meetup is Friday, April 7,  2017! DCA Food and Wine, AP both 6 pm - secretagentangel  12856.2 #9 12:22PM
We would love to meet all the MW'ers while we are in the park June 6- June 10, 2017.  @@@truk78 - oreolovebug  220.1 #1874 8:43PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Winnie111286
2314.85

2. Melody_CM
1880.27

3. secretagentangel
849.33

4. SorcererD91
530.8

5. MeridaFan
433.63

6. teapotsandteacups
411.75

7. BriarRose406
370.35

8. Goofytom
331.46

9. grumpypapa
302.21

10. jacdanfan
300.23



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  37233.1 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  3137.7 #54 1:11PM
Yes, yes. I know you do.  - crazyfriends  86.2 #4046 2:03AM
Who doesn't love Disneyland???  Happiest place on earth.  :) - Disneylanddad702  467.3 #538 2:38PM
- jacdanfan  15409.2 #5 4:45AM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  1393.5 #154 9:59AM
 @@DisneyDiane316! - tvdisneylove  274.9 #1254 2:20PM
Thanks tvdisneylove. I keep getting pushed down the list. Will have to get back down there to post some more real-time pix so I can start to crawl back up. It's hard to catch up to Winnie111286. πŸ€” - DisneyDiane316  3055.0 #57 4:05PM
Hard to beat a CM πŸ˜‚ - DarthFairy  1474.8 #138 9:40PM
She has to do that on her off time though😬 CMs can't use their phone onstage😱 - secretagentangel  12856.2 #9 12:46PM
It's borderline ridiculous.  - sawman911  5146.1 #31 8:55PM


 
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Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  3250.6 #53 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  232.1 #1721 7:31PM
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  319.5 #914 8:42AM
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DISNEYLAND PARK:

Fantasmic! Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Tom Sawyer Island Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Matterhorn Bobsleds REOPENS April 29
Indiana Jones closed 5-1 to 5-26

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:
 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7988 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  367.5 #711 8:33AM
I am visiting on June 18th and all my favorite ride are going to be open!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Splash-Ethan  0.1 #107420 9:16AM
I wonder if there will be a reserved viewing area with dining package for Fantasmic?  - stevesdisneyprincess  162.4 #2685 6:14PM
I'm pretty sure they'll do that again stevesdisneyprincess - DisneyDiane316  3055.0 #57 7:40PM
@@@@@@@@@DisneyDiane316 that would be great! Sooooooo here do I book? Lol  - stevesdisneyprincess  162.4 #2685 9:10PM
Id be surprised if there wasn't. We did it last time we were there and loved it! And rumor has it they're going to implement a dessert package. I'm excited for announcements to come! - Poisen_Ivy  409.7 #625 10:40AM
I so hope you are right ! I really hope they do a dessert package similar to the WOC one, minus the alchol of course.  If not that at least bring back the dessert package they used to have with the chairs. - Bibba  548.9 #430 10:49PM
The dessert package never interested me but would definitely do dining - stevesdisneyprincess  162.4 #2685 9:29PM

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
3.45

2. Donald1967
1.76

3. DisneyMom13
0.9

4. sheridanrabbit
0.36

5. shawkins7
0.35

6. mamabeam
0.34

7. DisneyDreamer18
0.31

8. Khawkins22
0.23

9. Tictactacos
0.15

10. Goofytom
0.14

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  380.5 #679 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  137.9 #3086 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  17077.4 #4 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2863.2 #59 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  137.9 #3086 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2863.2 #59 9:42AM
How do I earn trivia channel points. I have trivilator and obviously mousewait.  - Mouse28  946.2 #236 3:03PM
You play games against people to earn points on this list, and you make points for a monthly total playing individually but those points don't cross over.  - secretagentangel  12856.2 #9 1:05PM
Congrats!! - 619HeatherMouse  296.4 #1059 3:07PM

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I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  5146.1 #31 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4704.2 #39 12:59PM
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  5068.3 #33 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  743.2 #316 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  743.2 #316 6:34PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  433.7 #586 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  2164.7 #89 2:20PM
Any chance of this coming to Android? - dsnylnd4me  401.3 #642 12:08PM

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