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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 #304 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  6521.7 #13 8:46AM
Ooh, nicely said @apesandmonkeys I agree - MickeyLumboCM  1261.8 #122 8:48AM
πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘@disneyonesie and apesandmonkeys πŸ‘πŸ‘ - goofydad909  1972.4 #71 12:34PM
All of this is why I treasure my recording of the original version! - ThatDoleWhipKimberly  398.8 #527 2:07PM
Nicely put  DisneyOnesie ! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6104.5 #15 2:12PM
Totally agree with you all... That's all I have to day about that  - BeatleMike  635.3 #293 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}  1028.2 #168 4:47PM
Well said DisneyOnesie and apesandmonkeys. - potatohead25  646.5 #288 6:05PM
I agree with everything you said DO. - Tom  9083.5 #5 6:10PM
We'll said - mattc  259.4 #1199 6:47PM
I agree with you 100% - Superspacemountainfan  82.9 #3764 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  1340.4 #114 7:47AM
😳He creeps you out? How come? πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6104.5 #15 9:25AM
yah me too! for some reason his face is way creepier than the others.  - OhanaPhoto  3712.5 #35 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  2002.4 #69 9:44AM
the last jack need some acne wipes on his face it look oiley - pikarich  4304.9 #27 10:34AM
He is kinda creepy. I agree - PixiePirateMaid  331.4 #692 1:55PM
His neck opens up when he tilts his head back. It's all I see lol - missariel33  2111.9 #65 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  3577.4 #36 12:31PM
See, it is that loin cloth!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1164.1 #140 12:54PM
Hahahaha! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 😘 - MeridaFan  3577.4 #36 3:04PM
πŸ‘πŸ‘ - PrincessDuckie  824.4 #206 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  2002.4 #69 7:40AM
Thank you kindly sweet lady! I too have a bit of a Jack obsession...😊 thanks for putting in your 2cents. 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6104.5 #15 9:27AM
Great info. Thanks for sharing! - WishIWereThere  282.7 #976 7:43AM
Thank you! POTC is our favorite! I like all three versions because each holds a special memory for me. - 4fansofDland  30.5 #5568 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 #94 7:59AM
i really enjoyed this post!!! thanks for sharing! have a great weekend! - OhanaPhoto  3712.5 #35 8:42AM
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😍😍 - APirateslifeforme31  169.0 #2345 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  77.2 #3860 9:04AM
I believe it was CM_Shadowgamer. - apesandmonkeys  6521.7 #13 9:08AM
I can bump it if you want, guestcontrolrope1 - CM_Shadowgamer  2467.9 #49 11:24AM
Bumped it back up for you guestcontrolrope1 - CM_Shadowgamer  2467.9 #49 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 #509 9:08AM
A classic attraction love it !!! - snakeinmyboot40  394.0 #534 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 #1315 9:37AM
Hi Ho,. I mean YoHo YoHo - ChristopherRobin661  269.6 #1102 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  888.5 #184 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  4304.9 #27 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  1972.4 #71 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  886.5 #187 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  124.6 #3048 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  1868.1 #79 1:38PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚ nick!  - Duchess_SMK  6104.5 #15 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 #3609 2:02PM
Hard to believe violence is better than amorous intent.  - Midasgold  614.1 #306 3:37PM
Absolutely! We can blow alien heads off but NO πŸ™…πŸ’πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1164.1 #140 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  156.0 #2552 3:48PM
There is always room for change as long that dont change it completely - Chumash28  1086.4 #157 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}  1028.2 #168 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 #304 4:55PM
Weren't the glowing eyes on BTMRR? - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  676.6 #270 4:58PM
Who could verify this? Hmmm - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1028.2 #168 5:01PM
There were two skeletons pushing a bag of treasure at the end before they added Jack. I miss them! - Atora  2701.8 #43 5:32PM
I remembered it was a fat pirate πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1028.2 #168 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 #304 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  676.6 #270 6:39PM
-wingX-WingNikki, yes, yes! You could hear him pushing I believe... - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1028.2 #168 8:54PM
Best. Attraction. Ever! - DisneyDavidEMT  2305.8 #56 9:12PM
Thanks for the great post.  I really enjoyed reading everyones posts.  I personally liked to original version of POTC. - everm09  15.0 #7977 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  24.9 #6112 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  1.2 #64087 9:43AM

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  - mckelfam  36.4 #5136 3:09PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  180.0 #2173 10:29PM

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Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  16.6 #7549 10:18PM
Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  25.7 #6014 10:05PM

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 week of July 27, 2015
Crowd levels have been rising since Disneyland's official birthday on July 17th. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our new MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the high 70s, which is light for summer crowds. When temperatures rise, the crowd does thin out a bit (especially Annual Passholders)--and this week should be a hot one with forecasts in the 90s through Sunday. We feel that the crowd level will be similar to last year (high 70s on the Crowd Index) and the heat will keep some away. To get a real-time look at crowd levels, check the MouseWait app for Crowd Index averages and wait times. - Admin Jul 28, 2015 9:36AM



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  487.8 #404 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7113 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  381.2 #552 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  156.0 #2552 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  239.1 #1417 5:04PM
Yay to MouseWaiter kindness πŸ‘πŸ» - Dizkid  368.4 #578 11:40AM
summer surely has been very busy!  - MarshaMouse  4676.6 #22 12:18AM

Here are the overall MouseRank leaders for the past 6 months:

May 2015: MelodyMouse 679.4
April 2015: Fantasmicfan1 466.89
March 2015: HARR_E 423.38
February 2015: Winnie111286 364.36
January 2015: ShariRenee 408.65
December 2014: MelodyMouse 365.77
 

! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2289.3 #58 7:16AM
- MowgliLovesBaloo  65.1 #0 5:18PM
- CoachDisney  93.3 #3578 5:35PM
   - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  192.6 #2012 7:59AM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
7100.89

2. Stitch_Legacy
5137.84

3. RickChavez
3521.89

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
3788.08

6. caramiapoohAKAface
3849.76

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2376

8. Dave
12971.5

9. Duchess_SMK
6104.47

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
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SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS


Read Episode One of Deadliest Cast Member FREE on Amazon and iTunes!

I downloaded this before a very long road trip, and it kept me entertained the whole time (well, except when I was taking my turn at the wheel, safety first!).  - Geekery  409.4 #506 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #13352 1:03PM
Just got it! Can't stop reading it. I am already starting chaper 16. Love how all the details of DL are woven into the story. - Tiggerific  340.9 #658 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
When is # 3 coming out? I can't wait!! I read the others way toooooo fast. Loved them. - Popcorn  8.8 #11049 5:40PM
I've read seasons 1 and 2.  Can't wait for season 3! - eeyore4me  0.6 #73176 1:08PM

Our new Walt Disney World App for iOS is here! MagicSearch, upNEXT, new Lounge, and tons of other upgrades. Go get it here. You can see all of the new features and how tos here

thanks admin - Fantasmicfan1  1355.8 #112 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  9093.8 #4 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  115.7 #3232 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM

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

1. Lake Tahoe Summer Meetup
Aug 01, 2015 12:00am


We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 4 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! Then we go to the MW spot we've held in DL to watch PTN and fireworks! Everyone is welcome! - secretagentangel  1943.1 #75 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1943.1 #75 10:47PM
Thank You - suzieq65  50.2 #4548 6:20PM
We will be there in November - makeitbluesaysmerriwether  35.3 #5201 9:58AM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1773.5 #86 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1638.0 #95 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1340.4 #114 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10899 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1773.5 #86 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10899 2:12PM
Friday thru Sunday for UsπŸ˜ƒ.....Wait a minute😳what the heck is a crowding meetup and what would we be crowding into??πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - bonedaddy909  1340.4 #114 7:09PM
I heard there's a cool Winchester Mystery House meetup 😬 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1028.2 #168 7:17PM
Any MW Tinkerbell half marathon weekend runners interested in a photo op meet-up/s before one or all 3 of the races??Β  - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  720.8 #247 2:11PM
When is this race? - secretagentangel  1943.1 #75 6:15PM
The 5K is May 8th, 10K May 9th, and the Half is May 10th. - CoachDisney  93.3 #3578 2:43PM
I will for the 5k, will be there Thursday afternoon till Friday noon. - Sleepingbeautysmom  305.2 #828 8:17AM

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

1. CobbPR
6726

2. uscdisneyteacher
5920

3. BaseballMickey_CM
5484

4. Dave
5380

5. Duchess_SMK
5004

6. Plumiegirl
4766

7. Stitch_Legacy
4712

8. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
4298

9. ElSuperRaton
4197

10. pikarich
3905



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  3068.8 #41 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  3068.8 #41 2:34PM

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  3317.6 #38 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.1 #7210 10:32PM
After the video my 3 & 1/2 year old says, "that's cool!" It was. Very cool - MommyandBash  180.0 #2173 3:44PM
- MommyandBash  180.0 #2173 1:32PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
15869.4

2. Dave
12971.5

3. Plumiegirl
9162.42

4. jacdanfan
9093.83

5. Tom
9083.48

6. goofygal
8770.78

7. uscdisneyteacher
7577.12

8. CobbPR
7121.82

9. BaseballMickey_CM
7100.89

10. Bullseye
6766.17


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  1943.1 #75 2:09PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Innoventions closed March 31-September 30


DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Luigi's Flying Tires closed through Dec 1
 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.2 #7629 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  322.2 #737 8:33AM
It really surprises me that they didn't have Peter Pan finished by the time the Diamond Celebration started. I'm going next week and will be sad to miss it.  - RetroMinnie  55.2 #4373 10:06PM
They definitely tried!! - NeddaSzy  46.5 #4673 6:57PM
I think it was delayed, originally supposed to be open earlier. - Sarafina  491.6 #400 12:13PM
Going to be in the park Dec. 29-Jan. 2. We've always been during the Summer and Spring so this will be our very first time there during the Holiday Season. What is the weather there like during Winter, what should Hubby and I be packing and what should I be packing for my two boys ages 8 and 9? I know the park is usually packed during the Holidays (from what I have read), would we still be able to park hop (we bought 5 days park hoppers) if we get our hands stamped? TIA. =) - MaryinVancouver888  5.3 #16519 4:17AM

Thanked by:   Tom   carminaire   kimdis   40 More Thanks MommyandBash   Song   giapet  
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


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. jacdanfan
60000

2. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
58500

3. secretagentangel
52300

4. MeridaFan
41630

5. MelodyMouse
40000

6. DisneyGrandma
40000

7. leopardditz2000
39500

8. MinnieMyLove
38250

9. debbiev
36250

10. cmtahm
35650

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  183.3 #0 2:55AM

Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends for FREE! See the list of TRIVILATOR usernames on this page. Play from any device with our new web version

Cool admin. Hope I do better than the first one. Hope people that enter will be ready to play and the tournament moves along better - Goofytom  1174.0 #138 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  670.7 #277 6:30PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #65914 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  180.0 #2173 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  676.8 #269 2:20PM

TRIVILATOR 2.0 for iOS is here! We made it faster, easier to use, improved Random Games, fixed Push Notifications, added a Remove Ads option, new game packs, and we optmized it for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Get the complete run down on our new blog here. Get the new update in the App Store, or grab it here. Did you know you can play on the web or from any device via our web version? Tell your friends about the TRIVILATOR, and submit your questions so they (and you) can be featured inside the app. You can submit your questions here. Have fun!

- valj84DisneyDeppAddict  192.6 #2012 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  49.2 #4582 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  192.6 #2012 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  20.5 #6740 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  49.2 #4582 8:58AM
I downloaded the app but it too won't add my name so if I play as guest it doesn't give credit to my mouse wait account :(Help!  - DisneyDrea  141.8 #2779 9:08PM
I can't figure out how to play on the Web version. I have been trying for a long time. Help, please - Winnie111286  4432.8 #24 2:44PM

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
38.37

2. Goofytom
16.58

3. mamabeam
7.74

4. DisneylandOrBust
2.97

5. TiggerBelle
2.14

6. Moog
1.99

7. Dolewhipped
1.73

8. Boundin
1.69

9. DoomBuggy61
1.68

10. MommyandBash
1.68

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  192.6 #2012 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  49.2 #4582 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  9083.5 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2176.3 #64 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  49.2 #4582 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2176.3 #64 9:42AM
i am horrible at this but rad to pass the time in linesπŸ‘ - DarthFairy  51.5 #4487 6:24PM
Yup! - MommyandBash  180.0 #2173 9:38AM
Geez. I only recognize like two people in this whole post πŸ˜‚ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4398.8 #26 4:51PM
SIC. How come we don't see you in here often anymore?  Miss seeing your posts. You have so much to share with all these newbies  - Goofytom  1174.0 #138 12:16PM
I'm secretly watching  - Plumiegirl  9162.4 #3 11:13PM

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