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Mar 7, 2014 7:17 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
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Good morning! This day in Disney history, March 7th, 1997. The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction reopens in New Orleans square after being renovated.

In its original form,  Pirates contained a scene in which pirates were shown chasing women in circles and a "comical" reversal in which an overweight woman was seen chasing a pirate. When guests were offended by this depiction, Disney initially changed the woman chasing the pirate by having her try to hit him with a rolling pin. Then in 1997, this scene was changed so that the pirates pursued women holding pies, and the large woman is chasing the pirate with a stolen ham. However, the audio of the women's giggles while being chased remained despite complaints. Sometime after this, the audio was also removed.

chase

overweight lady chase

rolling pin


In addition, originally, one overweight pirate (sometimes known as the "Pooped Pirate"),
was shown exhausted from his pursuit of an unwilling teenaged female. He was shown boasting and waving a lady's lingerie while a woman peeked up from inside an oak barrel behind his back. As guests floated past and uttered suggestive dialogue, including: "It's sore I be to hoist me colors upon the likes of that shy little wench",  and "I be willing to share, I be".

pooped pirate

But that was too raunchy for Disney - the Pooped Pirate was changed to the gluttonous pirate- a rogue in search of food. Only a hungry pig to keep him company.

pig

The gluttonous pirates dialogue included lines such as: "Me belly be feeling like galleon with a load of treasure", and "I be looking for a fine pork loin, I be".  


The woman in the barrel was later replaced by a cat and then to a regular fat pirate holding the key and map in 2006 with Jack Sparrow in the barrel.

before and after

These modifications garnered criticism from longtime fans and some of the attraction's original Imagineers; in Jason Surrells' book: Pirates of the Caribbean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies, showwriter Francis Xavier "X" Atencio referred to these "softening" touches as "Boy Scouts of the Caribbean."

Take a look at the old version before the movie aspects and political correctness, from September 1990, not the highest quality, but you’ll be able to hear the soundtrack:



Do you prefer the current version of POTC with Jack, Jones and Barbosa?  The 1997 first PC version? Or perhaps the original 1967 one? Why?

Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a fabulous Friday!

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Even though I was still a kid when the original things were in place, I still remember them and was really upset when they changed them later. I've always thought that the political correctness and women's groups got in the way of the point that this is what pirates were actually like. You can't change history. And as a kid, I didn't know that the fat pirate was saying suggestive things - I just knew he was looking for that girl. I didn't even realize she was a teenager. Despite the fact that I loved the first Pirates movie,I liked the ride better without the movie tie ins for a couple of reasons, not the least of which is that now everyone assumes the ride was based on the movie and not the other way around. But I tend to like things the way Walt made them... - DisneyOnesie  621.2 #341 8:08AM
I love what you have to say about this and I couldn't agree more. There are certain things that cannot be sugar-coated, and I believe it's important to portray history as it actually was--not alter it to appease a group of people. There is ALWAYS going to be someone in society who gets offended by something. History isn't always pretty: learn from it and move forward, but don't deny or sugar-coat it. I miss the old POTC in this regard; adding Jack Sparrow is a plus, though 😊 - apesandmonkeys  6523.5 #18 8:46AM
Ooh, nicely said @apesandmonkeys I agree - MickeyLumboCM  1358.8 #136 8:48AM
[email protected] and apesandmonkeys πŸ‘πŸ‘ - goofydad909  1994.3 #88 12:34PM
All of this is why I treasure my recording of the original version! - ThatStarWarsKimberly  408.0 #567 2:07PM
Nicely put  DisneyOnesie ! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6501.6 #19 2:12PM
Totally agree with you all... That's all I have to day about that  - BeatleMike  635.6 #329 4:46PM
I agree and wish the original would of been kept the same. It's part of history but people are always complaining no matter what. I love the movie but wished they would of kept the original.  - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1143.9 #167 4:47PM
Well said DisneyOnesie and apesandmonkeys. - potatohead25  800.9 #239 6:05PM
I agree with everything you said DO. - Tom  12307.0 #5 6:10PM
We'll said - mattc  265.0 #1255 6:47PM
I agree with you 100% - Superspacemountainfan  92.4 #3776 7:02PM
It's a great ride regardless of the changes made to it,but the Captain Jack at the end of the ride creeps me out big time. - bonedaddy909  1603.4 #110 7:47AM
😳He creeps you out? How come? πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6501.6 #19 9:25AM
yah me too! for some reason his face is way creepier than the others.  - OhanaPhoto  6397.5 #21 9:36AM
I saw his skin come out of his neck once and yeah sometimes he looks like he had a stroke or something - missmimi90  2033.3 #83 9:44AM
the last jack need some acne wipes on his face it look oiley - pikarich  5905.3 #22 10:34AM
He is kinda creepy. I agree - PixiePirateMaid  355.4 #680 1:55PM
His neck opens up when he tilts his head back. It's all I see lol - missariel33  2115.6 #76 7:08PM
Definitely original. I'm not a big fan of PC crap. Oooh. Did I say that out loud?  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Boy Scouts of the Caribbean. πŸ˜‚. That is funny!  I like the Jack additions just fine. But you can't match the original!  Thank you, Duchess!  And now I'd better get packing so I can see this in person tomorrow!  Tomorrow!  Yay! - MeridaFan  4244.1 #36 12:31PM
See, it is that loin cloth!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1853.2 #98 12:54PM
Hahahaha! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 😘 - MeridaFan  4244.1 #36 3:04PM
πŸ‘πŸ‘ - PrincessDuckie  919.6 #204 10:01AM
Another amazing post! I would have liked to experience the original version in person. I feel like it's kind of evolutionary with the changes but I personally see nothing majorly offensive about it. I do however, have a Jack Sparrow obsession so there's that LOL. Thank you for doing these. Love reading them. - missmimi90  2033.3 #83 7:40AM
Thank you kindly sweet lady! I too have a bit of a Jack obsession...😊 thanks for putting in your 2cents. 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6501.6 #19 9:27AM
Great info. Thanks for sharing! - WishIWereThere  303.1 #927 7:43AM
Thank you! POTC is our favorite! I like all three versions because each holds a special memory for me. - 4fansofDland  30.6 #6092 7:43AM
I personally would love if they would change it back but my mini will be really upset with me for saying so because she is obsessed with Jack and all the Pirate movies right now. I'm just traditional and I like things on the older attractions to stay the same. I do love the movies but miss the attraction before it was changed. - TrampsLady  1641.8 #107 7:59AM
i really enjoyed this post!!! thanks for sharing! have a great weekend! - OhanaPhoto  6397.5 #21 8:42AM
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😍😍 - APirateslifeforme31  170.3 #2455 8:52AM
A while back, someone posted the story behind the POTC. It was about falling into the old pirates dream. Does anyone remember that? Whom ever posted that, could you please post it agin. Thanks  - guestcontrolrope1  86.1 #3897 9:04AM
I believe it was CM_Shadowgamer. - apesandmonkeys  6523.5 #18 9:08AM
I can bump it if you want, guestcontrolrope1 - CM_Shadowgamer  2577.0 #59 11:24AM
Bumped it back up for you guestcontrolrope1 - CM_Shadowgamer  2577.0 #59 12:47PM
Another super spectacularly AWESOME post @Duchess_SMK!!!  I personally like the original version and still remember it in my head when I ride the current version!  I was pretty upset when they added the "food chasing" portion and other PC aspects.  When I was a child, I had no idea what all those references meant!!!  I do love me some Jack Sparrow, though, and I dig the Davey Jones fog apparition thingie of the current version!  I do miss the old pirate who was replaced by Capt. Barbosa on the ship, since I always thought it was cool how his hat cast a mickey head shaped shadow on the sail!  This must have taken you a long time to put together, so thanks again for doing these posts!!!  They just keep getting better (no pressure!) :0)  - zenderella  408.9 #564 9:08AM
A classic attraction love it !!! - snakeinmyboot40  394.0 #588 9:24AM
Our first visit ever to Disneyland was April 1997 so we didn't know anything was different. It immediately became or favorite attraction. We like the updates with Jack but I miss the  skeletons at the end trying to get their gold up the hill.  - imjustsayin111  247.8 #1422 9:37AM
Hi Ho,. I mean YoHo YoHo - ChristopherRobin661  274.4 #1159 9:47AM
I might be a purest as I miss the original, but I'm starting to like the newest version as it has become a favorite of my minis.... - BombFrogFormerCM  1031.7 #188 10:11AM
one of the best attractions in the park and great storyline as described by cm_shadowgamer. no mater the changes the attaction is still great. a few hidden mickeys including one on a shield in the last scene with the barrel gunfighting scene.there is a Hidden Goofy ROCK and is listed on the hidden mickey book.This is one of the least favorite ride to do a walk off for cm's and will do everything they can to restart the ride otherwise somebodys going in the water to push boats to shore.no matter how long the line the ride loads pretty quick and wall pics of pirates that do have stories in real life are on the line and lets not forget the hmacif brick tap or the famous dinner  incident.a great feature is having the blue bayou restaurant in view to eat ,one of very few that has the an attraction at any disney theme park. one last fact i learned from another , you are underground after the main drop but engineer wanted to make sure you knew you are underground , they build tree brances that come out from the ceiling down to give the illusion of being underground, after the main drop look to left and you will see them, you can see more when you exit the haunted mansion as well - pikarich  5905.3 #22 10:47AM
Another great post. Thank you. I love the ride reguardless, but if I had to choose I would say the original ride, simply because it is the first one I ever saw. - goofydad909  1994.3 #88 11:17AM
One of my fave attractions...thanks for the awesome post. Β I really enjoyed it!! Β I remember the 'old' version from the 1990s and never found it offensive. I do enjoy the captain jack additions!  😍😍 - MinnieMousewife  916.3 #206 12:00PM
Thank you so much for the awesome post and loved the video. This was always my favorite ride as a kid and one of my favorite parts was the pirates chasing the ladies. I don't know why I thought this was funny as a kid especially the lady chasing the pirate. I guess kids don't care whether it's PC or not they just know it's fun. But I think the addition of Jack Sparrow helps new fans relate the ride to the movies so it was a natural evolution. - leafs17  158.0 #2641 1:04PM
I heard they were going to change it to where olaf the snowman is chasing the women around with a martini glass singing lets hang out and work up a sweat in summer. - madsdad  1868.2 #97 1:38PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚ nick!  - Duchess_SMK  6501.6 #19 4:55PM
Love this! Thank you. My favorite is the original version, but I do love the mist w/Davy Jones effect added later. - GotMouse_aka_JRoseAllister  91.0 #3801 2:02PM
Hard to believe violence is better than amorous intent.  - Midasgold  633.3 #332 3:37PM
Absolutely! We can blow alien heads off but NO πŸ™…πŸ’πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1853.2 #98 3:45PM
Wow!  My first visit ever was only a few months before the changes.  I loved the old, non-PC stuff, especially the chase scenes.  I still get confused by the gluttoneous pirate; it doesn't fit, in my opinion.  However, I really do like most of the Jack Sparrow additions.  Thanks @Duchess_SMK! - TiggersAndTinks  176.2 #2346 3:48PM
There is always room for change as long that dont change it completely - Chumash28  1220.0 #150 3:59PM
Wasn't there a pirate trying to steal a huge bag of treasure toward the end when the boat is being carried up? Thank you for sharing. I was the very last guest before they closed the ride to add Jack. I felt special. I even dressed like a pirate before disney bounding was popular. - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1143.9 #167 4:50PM
I remember that final cave where Jack is now being dark with different sets of glowing eyes but maybe I am imagining it? - DisneyOnesie  621.2 #341 4:55PM
Weren't the glowing eyes on BTMRR? - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  690.8 #297 4:58PM
Who could verify this? Hmmm - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1143.9 #167 5:01PM
There were two skeletons pushing a bag of treasure at the end before they added Jack. I miss them! - Atora  2702.2 #55 5:32PM
I remembered it was a fat pirate πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1143.9 #167 6:02PM
Maybe they were fat skeletons adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED} πŸ˜‚ and HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper there were there too, you are right. And they were probably never on Pirates and I am crossing my rides! Haha! - DisneyOnesie  621.2 #341 6:36PM
DisneyOnesie they very well could have been on pirates as well. I had quite a long Disney hiatus from '94-'08, so I'm not sure. - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  690.8 #297 6:39PM
-wingX-WingNikki, yes, yes! You could hear him pushing I believe... - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1143.9 #167 8:54PM
Best. Attraction. Ever! - DisneyDavidEMT  2764.1 #52 9:12PM
Thanks for the great post.  I really enjoyed reading everyones posts.  I personally liked to original version of POTC. - everm09  15.0 #8889 9:23PM
This is an awesome post and I love reading everyone's reasons for their favorite versions. Personally, I love the original because of all the memories it brings back. Makes me feel old when I can say, "I remember when...." But that's part of the nostalgia and magic! - shortyrock760  37.7 #5495 7:40AM
I have to agree that it was disappointing when they made the changes and love remembering it the old way as a kid. - sallen848  10.7 #10883 9:43AM

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We have always noticed that Saturdays are better than Sundays! We always come on the weekend and say we want to leave at dinner time on Sunday, but always leave by 11-12 because there are so many people. We love Saturday!! - 1Princess3Princes  643.2 #325 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.6 #7435 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  442.1 #511 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  176.2 #2346 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  271.1 #1185 5:04PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.6 #75655 12:12PM
Have Saturdays been less busy then Tuesdays or Wednesdays recently? - TiDoubleGuhErr  0.3 #88315 12:07AM

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
26.42

2. Goofytom
15.53

3. teapotsandteacups
8.83

4. sheridanrabbit
5.57

5. DisneyMom13
4.67

6. mamabeam
1.77

7. Dolewhipped
0.56

8. Moog
0.4

9. beentoall
0.37

10. Mckenzie1307
0.32

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  304.6 #916 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  96.3 #3710 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  12307.0 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2783.0 #51 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  96.3 #3710 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2783.0 #51 9:42AM
Any tips on how to keep a game going?  Seems like the past few times I've played Random the other person stops playing and I can't finish the game.  :( - azbellatink  246.2 #1439 12:47AM
Invite  people  to play in the to 10 for the week. We don't  all play everyday but you'll  get your game finished.  - richiii3  1508.5 #116 10:45PM
Yay I made the list!!!!!!  - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  149.5 #2777 7:02PM
 YOU!!! Having fun playing!! - DisneyMom13  312.2 #869 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoall  865.9 #0 2:19AM


 
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
1588.1

2. Fantasmicfan1
1361.5

3. Melody_CM
1256

4. secretagentangel
665.93

5. Coaster
633.6

6. ShariRenee
599.37

7. grumpypapa
401.47

8. goofygal
301.2

9. Tom
290.7

10. jacdanfan
289.23

 

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  55.5 #4672 7:14AM
Wow! I'm on the list 😊 - disneymom1  269.3 #1211 10:17PM
Yea!  We'll be looking for your pics and "live" posts, too. Have a wonderful trip! - Ilovegoofy  53.6 #4755 3:36PM
Go Winnie! - DarthFairy  476.8 #465 7:17PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.1 #4609 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  87.5 #3867 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2824.2 #50 9:33AM
I miss the Electrical Parade.  My mom was actually covering a story about the Electrical Parade and got to ride in one of the vehicles.  - RetroDisneyPins2002  42.7 #5220 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  312.2 #869 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  609.8 #344 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7119 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  46.8 #5046 7:25PM

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- LaPearleNoir  2334.9 #71 7:22PM
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- RetroDisneyPins2002  42.7 #5220 8:01AM
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 Cutest Plaid ever at your service! - Ilovegoofy  53.6 #4755 6:36PM

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!


Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
20596

2. Winnie111286
17515.5

3. Melody_CM
17157.4

4. Dave
13817.4

5. Tom
12307

6. jacdanfan
12150.4

7. goofygal
11658.9

8. ShariRenee
10348.6

9. Plumiegirl
10325.3

10. uscdisneyteacher
8403.8


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  6441.3 #20 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.4 #74 8:50AM
Congrats - superdisneyman80  224.6 #1719 8:22PM
Thanks for all of the  - ForeverNeverland  104.3 #3581 3:38PM

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Just installed the MW app on my new phone yesterday. This will be very helpful for me since I am used to the android version. Thank you. - teapotsandteacups  474.8 #468 11:41PM


Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.5 #34 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  3780.9 #40 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1229.6 #148 3:48PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2091 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1252.4 #142 5:56AM
Nice, my first time on the list and I have 2! Thank you!   - sunvalgifts  145.3 #2850 11:56AM
Oops! It didn't seem to post the first time lol. Sorry for the double post.  - sunvalgifts  145.3 #2850 11:58AM
Thank you to all who post from the park!! Love seeing the park when I cannot be there. - snowgrey  7.9 #13319 2:49PM

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What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  154.3 #2701 3:57PM
Hi @@@@@@Admin I filled out the form for 2/28 at Hojo and haven't seen any Credits. I also sent you a Support Ticket last week. Would you please look into this? As always, Thanks  @@@@@@Admin - Winnie111286  17515.5 #2 10:50PM
Admin - Winnie111286  17515.5 #2 4:46PM
Great place!  - CT4625  45.3 #5105 6:29AM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Monorail REOPENS MAY 20
River Belle Terrace transforms into a table service restaurant Feb 10
Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue CLOSED permanently
Fantasmic! Jan 10-TBA
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-TBA
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-TBA
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-TBA
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes Jan 10-TBA
Tom Sawyer Island Jan 10-TBA

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Silly Symphony Swings closed -- TBA
Grizzly River Run closed April 18 -- May 17
Disney's Aladdin is permanenly closed--Frozen will take its place


 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7502 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  350.3 #695 8:33AM
Any idea when Autotopia will re-open?  - CentralCoastAuntVon  86.2 #3895 9:51PM
hopefully never - Dave   13817.4 #4 9:27PM
Bully - secretagentangel  6441.3 #20 1:57PM
My Kids enjoy Autopia - E-Ticket  1472.5 #120 8:29PM
Haha we do enjoy Autopia also!! My niece is very concerned about all the construction going on but knows it will be much better!  - CentralCoastAuntVon  86.2 #3895 1:17PM
Dave be nice!!! My sister is mentally handicapped and only loves autotopia and teacups... But the fumes make her faint. lol! Dave I hear you!  - verofern  138.4 #2969 1:56AM
Will Indiana jones reopen on the 3 or will it reopen on the 4 - Disneylandgirl1955  45.3 #5104 5:52AM
It was open today - AngieC  238.3 #1538 10:58PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Fantasmicfan1
1921.64

2. Winnie111286
1873.8

3. Melody_CM
1274.6

4. secretagentangel
824.05

5. ShariRenee
725.5

6. Coaster
633.6

7. grumpypapa
486.37

8. jacdanfan
388.43

9. goofygal
305.6

10. Tom
290.8



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  17157.4 #3 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2334.9 #71 1:11PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  796.6 #241 9:59AM
Yippeeeee!!!! I made the list!!!  - dizzneyfan  609.8 #344 7:17AM
Wow, top of the list:-) - beentoall  865.9 #0 5:40AM

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Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  54.9 #4697 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  312.2 #869 10:32AM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #582 7:05PM
I know it's awesome to know your not alone as a Disneyland freak  - mjpdisney67  37.8 #5481 7:26AM
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Purchased the Voyageers book through this link so MW benefits twice  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  2009.3 #86 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  421.0 #545 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
Just spent $100. Surely not my last order this month - Dianat710  58.3 #4574 4:46PM
Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  145.3 #2850 9:45AM

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
107300

2. jacdanfan
105000

3. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
82000

4. leopardditz2000
80000

5. teapotsandteacups
80000

6. DisneyGrandma
65000

7. DarthFairy
58950

8. debbiev
55750

9. Melody_CM
55000

10. MinnieMyLove
46500

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  865.9 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  140.0 #2943 9:06PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  145.3 #2850 12:21PM
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  476.8 #465 7:43PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  145.3 #2850 12:21PM


 
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  1623.2 #109 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  224.9 #1711 7:31PM
@Admin  HOPE you are working on #3!  - Dianat710  58.3 #4574 5:41PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  242.0 #1496 12:45PM

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

1. #MWMEETUP STICKERTUESDAYS PTN PARADE and FIREWORKS
May 31, 2016 06:00pm

2. #MWMEETUP - Show us your Marvel Super Hero side Meetup, Soarin takeover and MORE
Jun 03, 2016 06:00pm

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

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1252.4 #142 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  6441.3 #20 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1252.4 #142 6:03AM
It looks like we need to get more official meet-ups happening in the parks.  πŸ˜„ - LaPearleNoir  2334.9 #71 9:38AM
I do one a week but we need more! We were saying last week to add an Astro blaster to Friday maybe? We could do a monorail or BRMRR sweeper tooπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Plus I'm trying to post a few ahead of time so people can plan. Next week the meetup we do for MW  had to be Friday again but hopefully Tuesday  the next week! We have two very cool ones coming up next month! It's a secret😎😎😎😎 - secretagentangel  6441.3 #20 9:47PM
Your Tuesday night meet up is great but I'm just remembering all the meetups we used to have.  I wonder what the meet ups are next month..... I'll be there with my  - LaPearleNoir  2334.9 #71 10:30PM
i keep ending up with tues classes,  and missing the tues meetups.  so glad i have made a few of them! - MsTikiMermadam  1252.4 #142 6:05AM
I'll post the ones I know about, I'm switching some to weekends too. And maybe get a few others too! 😊 - secretagentangel  6441.3 #20 8:49PM
Would love to be able to attend a meetup someday! - jackattacksmom  19.2 #7750 11:36PM
Hope you can, one day. Loads of fun!! - misschurro...  7273.9 #14 3:31PM
Why does it say "ONE LAST TIME" by August 6th? πŸ€” - Boundin  778.3 #253 9:31PM
I posted that for last years end of some attractions but it made it August so now I need suggestions on what to do one last timeπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - secretagentangel  6441.3 #20 12:35AM

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

1. CobbPR
6910

2. uscdisneyteacher
6676

3. Winnie111286
6459

4. Dave
6162

5. BaseballMickey
5972

6. misschurro...
5912

7. Plumiegirl
5559

8. Duchess_SMK
5480

9. pikarich
5419

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4515.8 #31 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  476.8 #465 8:06PM

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