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Mar 18, 2014 5:34 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 3-18-14
Good morning! This day in Disney history, March 18th, 1967: The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opened in New Orleans Square! 
(My personal favorite)

talking skull
photo credit: CobbPR

"Psst! Avast there! It be too late to alter course, mateys...and there be plundering pirates lurking in every cove, waitin' to board. Sit closer together, and keep your ruddy hands inboard. That be the best way to repel boarders. And mark well me words, mateys...dead men tell no tales!"

The Pirates of the Caribbean attractions' debut kicked off with great excitement! A swashbuckling band of buccaneers armed with pistols and cannons, led by Wally Boag, took over the Sailing Ship Columbia before bursting through the new attractions' doors with a battering ram! (pictured in the main photo of the post)

wally boag

Below is a couple of fantastic videos with Walt himself talking about the development of the attraction and opening day happenings. I will warn you though, if you are watching with small children, the original Mickey Mouse costume looks a bit scary compared to todays version. If you want to fast forward to opening day footage, it starts at 7.26.

Part 1:


Part 2:


Audio-Animatronics technology had already brought to life the birds and flowers of the Enchanted Tiki Room and the children of It’s a Small World, but only one adult human figure had been attempted up to that point—President Abraham Lincoln for Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. Just three years later, Pirates of the Caribbean introduced the world to no fewer than 64 buccaneers, brides, and villagers—and 55 animals!

Before the art of audio-animatronics could be perfected, and with Disneys' vision being decades ahead of the technology available; several ideas for a pirate adventure were originally drawn up, including a walk-through “Rogues Gallery” wax museum. But later, Walt decided on the boat system just like the one used successfully in It’s a Small World (Thank goodness).
::lifts both arms in the air::
WEEEEEEEE!

Weeeee!

The attraction itself is housed within two large show buildings totaling 112,826 feet and featuring 750,000 gallons of water that flow through a 1,838-foot canal.

POTC is the largest audio-animatronic project to date and the last attraction Walt Disney himself worked on extensively before his death.

walt

walt 2

All of the technology was first envisioned by Walt Disney, then created by his team of Imagineers. All the figures in the attraction are designed by Imagineer Marc Davis, Costumes were done by Alice Davis. Blaine Gibson did many of the sculptures and the lavishly detailed sets are by artist and color stylist Claude Coats.  

I was able to find some rare Imagineering pictures which were reproduced in a hard to find Pirates of Caribbean brochure released in the 70's.  Readers were treated with the opportunity to see Marc Davis at work...

mark davis

mark davis 2

 WDI sculptor Blaine Gibson sculpting POTC figures, with the pirates heads:

blain gibson

Alice Davis is taking care of the "red head”:

alice davis

Leota Toombs finishing the make-up on one of the pirates head...

Leota Toombs
 
Disney Legends Claude Coats and Fred Joerger:

claud coats

I heard that the Walt Disney Family museum features a story about the building of the attraction. Apparently, Walt wanted to show his wife Lillian what he had been working on; but the ride was not complete and as it was a construction site, dirt was prevalent. Walt laid down floorboards to allow his wife to walk through and not get her dress dirty. A dreamer, a genius, and a gentleman.
How cute!

A few facts about Pirates ye landlubbers might not know...
(From the Disney parks webstie)

-The fire effects in the Burning Town scene were so realistic that prior to the attraction’s grand opening, the Anaheim Fire Chief asked that the effects automatically shut off in the event of a real fire.

-It cost $15 million to build New Orleans Square ($8 million of which was spent on Pirates of the Caribbean). This is equal to the amount the United States paid for the real New Orleans in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803! ::gasps::

-The façade of the attraction was partly inspired by the Cabildo building in Jackson Square in New Orleans, which served as the seat of the Spanish colonial government in 1799. It is also noted for being the site where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803.

Happy 47th Birthday POTC!

What do YOU think of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction? Was it money well spent?  Do you have a favorite part?

cobbpr pirates
Photo credit: CobbPR

Thanks so much for reading and watching! Hope you all have a terrific Tuesday!



Websites referenced:
Thisdayindisneyhistory.com
disneydreamer.com
youtube.com
mousewait.com
secretfunspot.blogspot.com
passport2dreams.blogspot.com
flickr.com
disneyandmore.blogspot.com
disneyparks.disney.go.com
d23.com

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Awesome post! - Admin 7:53AM
😊 thank you Sir!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 12:37PM
Thank you for posting. I love all of the old Disneyland photos and history. I think it was money well spent. POTC is such an amazing attraction. - LaPearleNoir  1790.1 #94 6:23AM
So glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU for telling me so!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 12:38PM
It was money very well spent. We did miss the crab on our last visit. It was an honor to have been able to ride it with you just over a year ago. Our grandson Jack likes it so much that we were on the attraction about 4 times a day and was the last attraction we enjoyed befor going home. You are right that Mickey is scary!( very happy I did not know better when I was young ). Thank you for another wonderful post and video links. Very happy of the fantastic job the Disney people did at updating the attraction without loosing the flavor of the experience. And with the movies now we know when the pirate says fire at Will we know who he is talking about - Tealtownfan  1015.6 #186 6:43AM
Awe Teal! That was so much fun when you showed up for my surprise birthday meet up! Great memories! 4 times seems like a good amount to me πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ oh good! You though he was scary too! 😳 yes! Tastefully refurbed! Great points! so glad you enjoyed the post! Thanks as always for telling me so!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 1:38PM
Thanks for posting the history. - antetr95  1894.4 #89 6:58AM
😊 thanks for reading!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 1:38PM
Still one of the most classic rides in the park and a favorite, even with the questionable changes over the years. Thanks for another great post! - DisneyOnesie  621.2 #329 7:12AM
πŸ† my favorite! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 1:39PM
Thanks for posting duchess. - gonzofam  303.5 #889 7:15AM
Hey gonzofam! πŸ‘‹ thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 1:39PM
Thanks for posting. LOVE this ride.  - WishIWereThere  298.4 #929 7:26AM
Woohoo another pirates lover! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 1:40PM
Oh gosh. Love this!  I remember when this was new. I need to find out from my cousin if they were there opening day. And I am pretty sure we used to own one of those fancy color booklets they made of this ride and it's progress!  Key words 'used to.'  πŸ˜©. Thank you for this fun history lesson!  You're the best!  πŸ˜˜ - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 7:27AM
Yes! Please ask! Awe man! If you ever find that bad boy it'll be worth some bucks! Thank YOU! 😘 you're so awesome! πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 1:42PM
I worked on this attraction in 1978 and had a blast.  Of course we did not yet have AP's and we actually did have off seasons.  Some days were so slow that we would alternate boats with and without Guests. This meant a couple could potentially have an empty boat in front and back of them. Thinking they had complete privacy the attraction might have... A little more adventure.   of ccourse this attraction has cameras and alcoves where CMS can keep a close eye out... for, umm, for safety. - MickeyLumboCM  1347.5 #130 7:33AM
You mean to tell me this doesn't happen still? News to me... - CM_Shadowgamer  2516.1 #57 12:45PM
πŸ™ˆ I can only imagine what cms must see on a daily basis... - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 1:44PM
Great info. Interesting to read about that. Thanks.  - chads018  698.2 #279 7:45AM
Thanks! It took a bit to put together. Glad you enjoyed it!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 1:46PM
Best. Day. Ever!!! - DisneyDavidEMT  2631.7 #49 7:49AM
Ha! πŸ’―% agree! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 1:46PM
happy birthday PIRATES!!!!!  - mcramos925  454.8 #482 7:53AM
πŸ’€πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 1:47PM
WOW! Incredible post!  - Mikesaxclar  679.8 #295 7:57AM
😊 you are very kind! Thank you so much!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 1:47PM
Thanks Duchess for bringing together all this great info. I always loved that Disneyland special, one of my favorites and that had been repeated on tv even when I was a kid. It's funny to see how some of the original animatronics actually seem smoother than they do today as well. I like to think Park Mickeys got progressively less creepy over time too lol  - BeatleMike  635.4 #316 8:08AM
You're welcome! So glad you enjoyed it! Love that video too! I'm always surprised at how many have never seen it. πŸ˜‚ oh good, another for thinking the original Mickey costumes were um, not as "cute" as they are today. Appreciate your comment! Thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 1:50PM
βœ¨πŸ˜ƒWonderful!!! Made my dayπŸ˜ŠπŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™Thank you for the wonderful post!!!πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨ - islandgirlrocksjjj  73.3 #4086 9:15AM
Fantastic! You just made mine! Thank you! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 9:26PM
Sure a wonderful post. I've always loved Pirates and now I know even more history about it. I especially love all the old photos and video. Well done Duchess. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Šβ€οΈ - mini_MINNIE  1164.7 #154 9:21AM
You are very kind! Thank YOU for letting me know you enjoyed it!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 9:23PM
Such an amazing attraction and a favorite for almost anyone who goes on it.  So much to see that I can never get enough rides in. - Sarafina  491.7 #433 9:28AM
I agree! It never gets old! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 9:25PM
Thank you for all the work you put into these.  As a kid, in the late 70's maybe early 80's, I chose a POTC picture book as my souvenir on our annual summer trip.  I loved that book, great to see the pictures while at home.  I wish I knew what happened to it.   - AZDisney  610.4 #334 9:30AM
☺️it's my honor. Awe man!! If you find that book someday bet it would be worth some $! Hope you find it!! Thank you!   - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:15AM
Thanks so much for this!!  One of my all time favorite attractions and always will be.  My whole family loves it and I can't image DL without it!! ❀️ - MinnieMousewife  914.2 #201 10:26AM
Me too! It's amazing! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:17AM
so wonderful!! thank you for sharing this. & happy 5 0 0 0!! - FrankenweenieVelinee  3037.9 #44 10:31AM
Happy to do so! Thanks for noticing! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:18AM
Outstanding Duchess !  Thank you. I really enjoyed watching those videos of Walt explain the ride. You gave me a nice afternoon break.   - polo33  65.7 #4275 10:45AM
πŸ‘ yay! This made me smile so big! I love the video too! So well put together! Thanks for letting me know!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:19AM
Very cool! Definitely one of my favesies.  - Mariela_ela_ela  149.7 #2723 10:59AM
"Favesis" that was cute! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:20AM
Thank you for the info  - apesandmonkeys  6523.5 #16 11:32AM
😘 you're welcome! I actually missed out on that sticker! πŸ˜©πŸ˜‚ Glad you enjoyed the read!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:21AM
I believe in pirates, Walt! :0)  Thank you, thank you, thank you, @Duchess_SMK!  The vintage videos were great as well as all of the historical tidbits you dug up for us!  May I ask how long this took you to put together?  I think it was definitely money well spent and my favorite part is right after the 2nd drop when you cruise by the beach and the rock caverns!  I just love the music in that section, so peaceful and I would love to chill out on that beach!  Thanks again and happy 5000 MouseRank to you!  - zenderella  408.9 #549 11:40AM
Thanks so much. I'm kinda embarrassed to admit it, but this took around 6-8 hours combined over a few days to make. πŸ™ˆ I have to stay up really late and wake up really early when my kiddos are sleeping. 😴 Great choice for a favorite part! And thanks again! You're always very supportive. Means a lot!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 9:19PM
Don't be embarrassed at all!  It would take me at least double that time, if not triple that amount of time!!! Half the time I try to post a comment and I hit the wrong button on the phone and it takes me to another screen and I have to start all over, lol!  Thanks again for everything you do around here!  Have a great night! - zenderella  408.9 #549 9:33PM
The web version is far less qlitchy, I use that when I make these. 😊 thanks again! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:22AM
I really like today's history lesson. Thank you for always doing this for us  - philliprocks  1321.0 #132 12:03PM
Awesome! Thank for telling me you enjoyed it! πŸ’› - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:23AM
Pirates!!!! I really like this attraction and what a great post too. Thank you miss for another amazing history post. We pirates love and appreciate you and  all you do.  - GrumpyPirateDad  1936.2 #86 12:05PM
😊 oh yay I got your approval! πŸ‘ I was worried! ☺️ thank YOU Sir for always supporting my endeavors! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:25AM
Wow what a great post, brought back so many memories.  Have always loved the ride and the musty smell that goes with it.   - disneygirl66  9.4 #11466 2:13PM
Thank you so much! That smell is one of my favorite parts too! πŸ˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:27AM
Thank you for this amazing post. I learned so much I didn't know. I would've loved to have been on the freeway when they transported the pirates to Disnelyand. Haha - erinten  539.9 #383 2:24PM
Awe! Thanks so much for poppin in and telling me so darlin! Right?! That part of the video was so funny!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:32AM
The pictures!!! So awesome!! Thank you for this post. I love love love the "attraction" and my favorite part is the kitty kitty pirate, "bill". He cracks me up!  - missariel33  2115.5 #72 6:34PM
Last comment weeeee! Thanks honey! So happy you liked it! The kitty part!  Now I'll always think of you when I go by them! πŸ‘πŸ˜˜ have a great day sweetie! Thanks again!  - Duchess_SMK  6349.2 #18 7:34AM
Awsome info as always - gonzofam  303.5 #889 7:33AM

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Weeeeee - MommyandBash  374.3 #608 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  31.2 #5882 2:38PM


 
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  1177.0 #149 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  221.5 #1713 7:31PM
    - teapotsandteacups  134.2 #2979 8:56AM
- MommyandBash  374.3 #608 10:29AM


 
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. OhanaPhoto
397.1

2. Mouse4life
357.9

3. drummerkidd
251.7

4. sawman911
131.03

5. shootanyangle
90.53

6. secretagentangel
86.87

7. jeffandkaarina
74.13

8. dignan311
66.57

9. BaseballMickey_CM
53.8

10. redsoxcarlos
52.4

 

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  31.2 #5882 7:14AM
Wow! I'm on the list 😊 - disneymom1  256.8 #1283 10:17PM
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  4724.3 #28 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  2113.5 #73 10:28PM
Congrats to the MWers who maid the list - disneylover2002  7.2 #13804 7:43PM
 I'm about to fall off the bottom there real soon...but I had fun entering times during our visit.  - DisneyMom13  236.4 #1519 10:02PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  56.2 #4538 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  63.4 #4331 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2622.2 #51 9:33AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  21.4 #7099 10:18PM
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  23.6 #6762 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  236.4 #1519 7:43PM
No way! That's crazy! - Disney_Pincess02  22.5 #6924 4:55PM
In Disney world I watched the MSEP - splashethan  0.7 #74794 4:04PM
πŸ‘†πŸ»lucky - Bo22  394.2 #570 11:17PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
7625.83

2. Stitch_Legacy
5143.36

3. RickChavez
3671.57

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4542.96

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8
4088.47

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2417.27

8. Dave
13529.2

9. LilSterner
5503.96

10. Duchess_SMK
6349.23



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

1. #MW MEETUP Dinner, attractions and more!!
Feb 12, 2016 06:00pm

2. limited time magic meet n greet
Feb 12, 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  1065.0 #172 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  4724.3 #28 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1065.0 #172 6:03AM
It looks like we need to get more official meet-ups happening in the parks.  πŸ˜„ - LaPearleNoir  1790.1 #94 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  4724.3 #28 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  1790.1 #94 10:30PM
i keep ending up with tues classes,  and missing the tues meetups.  so glad i have made a few of them! - MsTikiMermadam  1065.0 #172 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  4724.3 #28 8:49PM
When is the next meet up? - sunvalgifts  31.8 #5814 2:36PM
This Friday at 6 at DCA. I'll post tonight. We can't do this Tuesday but should be back for PTN on Tuesdays by the 16th.  - secretagentangel  4724.3 #28 4:09PM

Thanked by:   LaPearleNoir   MsTikiMermadam   disneyforme   ebugsmama   NvNana  
Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
19178.6

2. Dave
13529.2

3. Melody_CM
13474.3

4. Winnie111286
12426.7

5. jacdanfan
11394.3

6. Tom
11116.2

7. goofygal
11004.8

8. Plumiegirl
10136.8

9. ShariRenee
8578.11

10. uscdisneyteacher
7922.89


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  4724.3 #28 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  1868.3 #91 8:50AM
 I bow down to you....real fast....like Aladdin drops in front of the Royal Princess, Jasmine! - DisneyMom13  236.4 #1519 1:53PM
Congrats - superdisneyman80  0.1 #102140 8:22PM

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

Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  21.7 #7050 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  236.4 #1519 10:32AM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #567 7:05PM
Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  531.5 #392 4:20PM

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Purchased the Voyageers book through this link so MW benefits twice  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1905.2 #88 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  411.4 #541 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I will do this next time I'm on Amazon! - DisneyLov3r  38.5 #0 5:02PM
Just spent $100. Surely not my last order this month - Dianat710  46.5 #4932 4:46PM

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
9.68

2. Goofytom
5.26

3. DisneyMom13
2.38

4. richiii3
0.66

5. beentoall
0.61

6. Dolewhipped
0.57

7. mamabeam
0.54

8. Moog
0.22

9. jalensmommy
0.18

10. otilegna
0.12

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  291.5 #968 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  94.3 #3678 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  11116.2 #6 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2680.9 #48 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  94.3 #3678 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2680.9 #48 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  245.4 #1411 12:47AM
Yay I made the list!!!!!!  - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  146.2 #2776 7:02PM
 YOU!!! Having fun playing!! - DisneyMom13  236.4 #1519 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoall  369.0 #0 2:19AM

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

1. CobbPR
6890

2. uscdisneyteacher
6242

3. Dave
5883

4. BaseballMickey_CM
5846

5. Winnie111286
5551

6. Plumiegirl
5452

7. Duchess_SMK
5399

8. misschurro
5265

9. pikarich
4792

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4203.9 #35 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  4203.9 #35 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  426.7 #519 8:06PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. OhanaPhoto
433.54

2. Mouse4life
388.28

3. drummerkidd
251.7

4. sawman911
131.52

5. Winnie111286
112.87

6. secretagentangel
110.92

7. Taunton
105.83

8. HARR_E
96.32

9. happiestplace
90.95

10. shootanyangle
90.53



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  13474.3 #3 11:30PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  471.8 #455 9:59AM
Oh wow! Finally on the list! All my real time posts are posted in DL Talk, so surprised to see thisπŸ˜‚ - Alicewhoareyou  2571.4 #54 4:23PM
I made the list! I'm somebody now!!!πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ˜‚ - OhanaPhoto  5333.1 #21 9:54AM
You are always somebody, unless you're nobody, then you are nobody! πŸ˜‚ - RetroDisneyPins2002  23.6 #6762 2:15PM
RetroDisneyPins2002 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - OhanaPhoto  5333.1 #21 7:00PM
OhanaPhoto - You are BIG time now!!! 😜 - DisLUVney  633.6 #318 8:37PM

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Thank you Admin! This book is a great read. I recommend it to anyone who is a Disney fan. Can't wait for the next one! - grumpypapa  5479.8 #20 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.8 #7599 10:32PM
- disneyforme  207.9 #0 7:33PM
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Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1538.2 #110 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1154.6 #157 3:48PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2045 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1065.0 #172 5:56AM
Here! Yay! - LadyTrampTraveler8  48.3 #0 10:36AM
My First time making this list! THANK YOU! Please comment and give me tips as only Mouse Waiters can!! - sunvalgifts  31.8 #5814 2:11PM

DISCOUNTED DISNEYLAND TICKETS THROUGH MOUSEWAIT! You get 2% off select tickets if you purchase on this page and use the code MOUSEWAIT at checkout. A percentage of your total purchase comes back to MouseWait, which helps cover our monthly maintenance and development expenses! You will also get 100 Credits if you email us your receipt along with your username! 

Can you get a discount on annual passes too? - DeeDeeMouse  277.5 #1081 9:59PM
How do you get discount on AP passes. Guessing use MOUSEWAIT - suzieq65  111.4 #3403 4:00PM
You get discounts on AP by renewing early. It's through Disney . They'll send you a card.  - secretagentangel  4724.3 #28 8:58PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - Woodylover  52.1 #4698 12:13AM
Apparently whatever I was trying to buy doesn't apply. Dang - Poisen_Ivy  315.2 #826 12:47PM
Get tickets through MW then sign up for your Annual Pass at the parks ticket booths😊 - sunvalgifts  31.8 #5814 11:06AM

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
95000

2. secretagentangel
87300

3. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
75000

4. DisneyGrandma
65000

5. leopardditz2000
63500

6. Melody_CM
55000

7. debbiev
49750

8. DarthFairy
48950

9. MeridaFan
46130

10. teach67
44250

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  369.0 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  111.4 #3403 9:06PM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  426.7 #519 12:42PM
Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  36.7 #5411 10:52PM
Good job! - antetr95  1894.4 #89 10:48AM

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

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I miss the  - DisneyMom13  236.4 #1519 1:34AM

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6.HARR_E 69.55 #25  
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