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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:
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mousewait.com
disneylandinsideout.com
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disneytouristblog.com

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Great post SMK! - Admin 1:19PM
Thank you Sir!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #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 #203 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  6592.2 #19 1:04PM
Thank-you, you too! πŸ’– - adisneyfamily  1004.0 #203 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  6329.1 #22 11:33AM
Thanks for adding all that buddy! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #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  1951.3 #94 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  6592.2 #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 #1878 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  714.3 #294 11:11PM
 So true! I really love all the changes. And the still available space!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #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  3793.2 #43 7:54AM
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the read! I agree! LOVE the park now! - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #19 8:01AM
This is so interesting, I love looking at old maps. - Thumper13  517.4 #442 8:07AM
Oh good! Me too! Fun to see how much the park has changed! Thanks! πŸ‘‹β˜ΊοΈ - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #19 12:59PM
Thank you for posting this!! It brought tears to my eyes.   - 1Princess3Princes  643.7 #335 8:18AM
Awe! Didn't mean to make you cry! But I hope they were happy tears! Thank YOU! πŸ˜ƒ - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #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  7739.9 #13 8:39AM
And it looks SOOO empty without Tower of terror, bugs land and with that farm area-which I never really got - misschurro  7739.9 #13 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  6592.2 #19 1:08PM
πŸ‘―πŸ˜˜ - misschurro  7739.9 #13 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  560.4 #394 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  6592.2 #19 1:11PM
I'm on the pier, I work the fun wheel, silly swings, jumpin jellyfish and golden zephyr.  - CM_tamstirr  560.4 #394 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 #111 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  6592.2 #19 1:14PM
I was there. It was soooo empty - mattc  265.0 #1283 9:22AM
How eery that must have been - misschurro  7739.9 #13 9:46AM
^😳 this!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #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  2566.5 #61 9:32AM
Thank YOU LaPearlNoir! 😘 hope you're having a great weekend!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #19 1:43PM
Enjoying the rain and watching the Olympics  - LaPearleNoir  2566.5 #61 1:44PM
I remember this I was there!!  - flowerchild92_CM  84.4 #3990 9:47AM
Cool!! What attraction did you heard towards first?  - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #19 6:36AM
We went later on that year.  Thanks for the awesome post Duchess, really fun to see all the changes! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  923.5 #214 11:15AM
You're so welcome! I SO agree! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #19 6:37AM
Love DCA and I love this post. Thanks Duchess!!!!! - missariel33  2115.6 #81 12:00PM
D'awe! You're so sweet! Glad you enjoyed the read! πŸ˜˜πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #19 6:38AM
Thanks for the post, as the years have gone on I've become fond of DCA too.😊 - piratelife4me  1069.4 #189 12:01PM
πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹ hi honey! Me too! Just a little different kind of magic!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #19 6:38AM
Two words: Cove Bar πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸΉ - erinten  539.9 #413 1:13PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ»πŸΈπŸΉπŸ· - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #19 6:39AM
Wow this is interesting to see. It has definitely improved over time lol - missmimi90  2034.3 #86 1:24PM
😊 glad you found it interesting! It sure has! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #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  4244.2 #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  6592.2 #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 #1436 1:47PM
Oh how cool! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I couldn't find a good version online. Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #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  804.0 #249 2:17PM
I so agree! Something tells me you may enjoy the monsters inc attraction? 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #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 #2620 2:38PM
What a fun story! I have to agree with you, the new attractions lands and themes are SO much better!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #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  812.3 #246 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  6592.2 #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  298.1 #991 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  6592.2 #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  648.9 #332 7:11PM
Did I mention "so fun?" πŸ˜‚ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  648.9 #332 7:57PM
You crack me up lady! 😊 thanks for sharing all that! It was "SO fun" to read! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #19 6:53AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  648.9 #332 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 #4762 8:29PM
It's crazy how fast time goes by huh?  - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #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 #4933 8:30PM
That is odd!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #19 6:55AM
Fantastic Duchess !!   - polo33  80.3 #4073 10:07PM
πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ thanks!  - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #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  4011.5 #42 11:07PM
It really is amazing! πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #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  714.3 #294 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  6592.2 #19 6:59AM
Enjoyed reading this. Thanks! - Tom  13209.4 #5 11:13PM
πŸ‘‹ hey Tom! Thanks buddy!Β  - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #19 6:59AM
πŸ‘‹πŸ˜Š - Tom  13209.4 #5 10:21AM
Oh and the Soap Opera Bistro was incredible! - Mikesaxclar  714.3 #294 11:13PM
Never got to check that out. πŸ˜” I'll have to take your word for it. ☺️ - Duchess_SMK  6592.2 #19 7:02AM
love love love this post!!! ty!!! - OhanaPhoto  6494.1 #21 9:44AM

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Very nice. I'll make It on the list one of these days! - larrywong318  214.3 #1891 11:09AM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Winnie111286
1629.69

2. Melody_CM
1224.61

3. ShariRenee
693.42

4. teapotsandteacups
600.41

5. secretagentangel
581.14

6. Coaster
534.7

7. jacdanfan
483.8

8. goofygal
415.16

9. connielu
357.81

10. sawman911
285.09



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  23026.9 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2566.5 #61 1:11PM
Yes, yes. I know you do.  - crazyfriends  3.4 #31602 2:03AM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  1106.3 #180 9:59AM
So excited to see I managed to sneak on to the top 10.  I don't get the opportunity to post things that often.  Thank you MWers for responding to my posts:-) - beentoall  1272.8 #0 7:22PM
I have got to get myself on this list!!! - AngiMouse  155.2 #2720 11:36AM

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  503.9 #457 12:29PM
I love across the street. Don't need a countdown. It's awesome though for the people that do.  - DisneylandGirl  327.0 #811 2:49PM
I Loved across the street once. - nitromouse  300.6 #976 10:55PM
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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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- LaPearleNoir  2566.5 #61 7:22PM
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So where is this? Is it the mainst gallery? - Plumiegirl  10383.2 #9 11:11PM
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Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey
8033.19

2. Stitch_Legacy
5143.16

3. RickChavez
3672.13

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4840.12

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8
4485.49

7. DLKenCA
2941.33

8. IDVandalSkipperCM
2619.28

9. Dave
13820.5

10. LilSterner
5828.36



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4648.8 #31 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  11391.3 #8 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4648.8 #31 10:56PM


 
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  1873.9 #98 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  227.0 #1713 7:31PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  242.0 #1527 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  124.1 #3234 8:42AM

Earn 1000 Credits for staying at MouseWait Platinum Partner Hotels! Each night that you stay at the Hojo Anaheim 714-776-6120 or the brand new Courtyard Marriott Theme Park Entrance Hotel 714-254-1442 you will earn 1000 Credits! Just send an email to [email protected] after your stay with your confirmation number and check in date, and we will add the Credits to your account! Make sure to mention MouseWait when you reserve your rooms. 

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I just called them to price out our potential trip in June. Chris was so nice and the MW savings are phenomenal! Still waiting on work vacation approval to reserve the room!  - HNL2SFO  296.3 #1000 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  159.5 #2646 3:57PM
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  22054.9 #3 10:51AM
You are awesome.  Thanks Admin - Winnie111286  22054.9 #3 1:28PM
@@@Disneydollarpam - disneyforme  523.9 #432 10:04PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Haunted Mansion Aug 22-TBA
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln Aug 22-TBA
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:

King Triton's Carousel Aug 8-TBA



 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7648 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  361.2 #681 8:33AM
Silly symphony swings are open. We went on them today (for the first time)!  - DisneyDiane316  331.8 #783 6:50PM
See @teapotsandteacups post today...  Says reopens Sept 9!  Thank you! - Dianat710  81.1 #4059 8:05PM

Thanked by:   Tom   carminaire   kimdis   100 More Thanks Bambim44   yipman   connielu  

 
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
1387.17

2. Melody_CM
1200.4

3. Coaster
534.7

4. ShariRenee
509.53

5. teapotsandteacups
498.4

6. secretagentangel
463.03

7. goofygal
366.57

8. connielu
354

9. jacdanfan
350.37

10. sawman911
281.17

 

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  78.2 #4125 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  8058.8 #11 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  2964.9 #50 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  892.7 #220 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  271.1 #1219 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  60.7 #4581 10:10AM
I was there on Friday and it was to busy to post any times  - jkobelski  34.1 #0 9:50PM
I can't wait to enter wait times for the first time in a couple weeks!  - miadawn128  19.0 #7946 7:00PM

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  5308.4 #25 9:42PM
  - JediKitty  1252.5 #149 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  346.5 #726 1:34AM

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  7731.6 #14 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7808 10:32PM
  - teapotsandteacups  1551.7 #119 10:17PM
- sunvalgifts  170.5 #2478 7:40AM

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 June 2016
Last month (May) seemed to be quieter than last year, probably because the 60th Celebration began last May, making last summer a lot busier. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), crowds averaged in the mid 80s (approx 85% capacity) for the first two weeks of June, then it quieted down in the last two weeks of the month. We are estimating smaller crowds than last summer because the 60th Celebration is over a year old, and there are still a lot of attractions being refurbished. 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 Jun 3, 2016 12:07PM



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  643.7 #335 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.6 #7586 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  451.5 #521 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  183.5 #2290 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  293.0 #1024 5:04PM
There was nobody there last week on Saturday loved it Hope it's the same this week  - jkobelski  34.1 #0 9:48PM
August 17 - It was still crowded yesterday, though it starts emptying out about 9 pm since some schools are in session and others are watching PTN. These are your last week's to watch PTN and the current WOC, and the 60th fireworks nightly show. Take advantage on a weeknight if you can. And on week nights, the jazz band plays several sets up until 10:15 pm on the Matk Twain and alternate with sets while cruising the ROA on a tom sawyers raft. We saw the band on the river at 10:40 Tuesday night. Market house is closed at night for coffee, the closest coffee after park hours is Starbucks DD/ WOD. or coffee bean in Haggen Dazs DD Β  ice cream Β store till midnight.Β  - secretagentangel  8058.8 #11 1:41PM

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
127300

2. teapotsandteacups
120000

3. jacdanfan
115000

4. leopardditz2000
98000

5. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
88000

6. Melody_CM
65000

7. DisneyGrandma
65000

8. debbiev
64750

9. disneygrandma1
63000

10. DarthFairy
58950

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  1272.8 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  150.6 #2790 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  586.4 #373 7:43PM
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  586.4 #373 7:43PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  170.5 #2478 12:21PM

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
17.34

2. DisneyMom13
6.27

3. Goofytom
5.61

4. beentoall
2.72

5. teapotsandteacups
2.26

6. mamabeam
1.57

7. sheridanrabbit
1.31

8. DisneyDiane316
1.3

9. Dolewhipped
1.06

10. DonaldRox
0.96

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  316.4 #877 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  97.2 #3734 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  13209.4 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2806.2 #53 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  97.2 #3734 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2806.2 #53 9:42AM
I'm back:-) - beentoall  1272.8 #0 9:58PM
Hey! I made top 10!! !  - DisneyDiane316  331.8 #783 8:29PM
Way to go, beautiful!   - Wyldsideb  110.5 #3513 1:42PM
With a whopping ONE point! - phillip...  1375.9 #141 9:17PM

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

1. Winnie111286
7112

2. uscdisneyteacher
6970

3. CobbPR
6911

4. misschurro
6347

5. Dave
6164

6. BaseballMickey
6042

7. pikarich
5822

8. Plumiegirl
5601

9. Duchess_SMK
5550

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4648.8 #31 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  586.4 #373 8:06PM
This is so true, it never changes, what's up with that lol - itsmyglassslipper  534.5 #422 12:28PM
I know and I'm still on itπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Plumiegirl  10383.2 #9 5:56PM


Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.9 #35 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  5308.4 #25 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1231.8 #155 3:48PM
Fantastic!! - Ilovegoofy  124.1 #3234 4:37PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2119 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1460.0 #128 5:56AM
Thank you to all who post from the park!! Love seeing the park when I cannot be there. - snowgrey  8.0 #13542 2:49PM
Top of the list  - buzzgoneyear92  276.2 #1167 12:09AM

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  2033.7 #87 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  460.3 #507 12:40PM
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Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  170.5 #2478 9:45AM
I noticed this post is kind of old, but is the Amazon link still working? My hubby tried to buy something through it but it didn't work. @Admin - DisneyDiane316  331.8 #783 7:59PM
Thanks for letting us know DisneyDiane316 the link should be fixed now for Amazon, or you can use this URL http://amzn.to/OUTbbI thanks! - Admin  4:41PM
Thanks for sending the updated link Admin. Will be shopping soon! - DisneyDiane316  331.8 #783 6:42PM

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

1. #MWMEETUP STICKERTUESDAYS , PTN, and FIREWORKS!
Aug 30, 2016 06:00pm

2. Drop for the last time
Jan 07, 2017 08:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1460.0 #128 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  8058.8 #11 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1460.0 #128 6:03AM
 I changed it to August 5πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - secretagentangel  8058.8 #11 11:07AM
I spy Christmas in July! - FrankenweenieVelinee  3793.2 #43 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  8058.8 #11 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  23026.9 #2 11:12AM
- FrankenweenieVelinee  3793.2 #43 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  8058.8 #11 3:18PM
I spy Christmas in July! - FrankenweenieVelinee  3793.2 #43 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  8058.8 #11 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  23026.9 #2 11:12AM
- FrankenweenieVelinee  3793.2 #43 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  8058.8 #11 3:18PM
At the tone pacific standard time will be 1215 and 00 seconds - pikarich  6329.1 #22 2:14PM
Beeeeeep - redsoxcarlos  4011.5 #42 4:12AM

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!


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

- RetroDisneyPins2002  43.7 #5257 8:01AM
- CT4625  75.0 #4186 8:30PM
I use this every time I'm at the parks now and llove it!!!!  Thanks Admin - leopardditz2000  1157.2 #169 7:44PM
I don't understand why it was changed in the first place. The area was closed down and rebranded as Grizzly Peak Airfield to be more cohesive with the "California" theme of the park and then they change the ride from Soarin Over California; which is sticking pretty close to the theme of the park; to Soarin Over The World? It just doesn't make sense to me. I understand updating the video itself, which is what I wish they had done.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  293.0 #1024 7:03PM

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 #170 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2075.2 #84 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  433.2 #542 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  78.2 #4125 2:38PM

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