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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!



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Awesome post! - Admin 7:53AM
😊 thank you Sir!  - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 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  1638.0 #95 6:23AM
So glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU for telling me so!  - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 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  1015.5 #172 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  6112.9 #15 1:38PM
Thanks for posting the history. - antetr95  1777.2 #85 6:58AM
😊 thanks for reading!  - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 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 #304 7:12AM
πŸ† my favorite! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 1:39PM
Thanks for posting duchess. - gonzofam  303.5 #836 7:15AM
Hey gonzofam! πŸ‘‹ thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 1:39PM
Thanks for posting. LOVE this ride.  - WishIWereThere  283.0 #971 7:26AM
Woohoo another pirates lover! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 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  3577.9 #36 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  6112.9 #15 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  1275.4 #122 7:33AM
You mean to tell me this doesn't happen still? News to me... - CM_Shadowgamer  2467.9 #49 12:45PM
πŸ™ˆ I can only imagine what cms must see on a daily basis... - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 1:44PM
Great info. Interesting to read about that. Thanks.  - chads018  221.3 #1651 7:45AM
Thanks! It took a bit to put together. Glad you enjoyed it!  - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 1:46PM
Best. Day. Ever!!! - DisneyDavidEMT  2306.7 #56 7:49AM
Ha! πŸ’―% agree! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 1:46PM
happy birthday PIRATES!!!!!  - mcramos925  410.8 #504 7:53AM
πŸ’€πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 1:47PM
WOW! Incredible post!  - Mikesaxclar  580.2 #328 7:57AM
😊 you are very kind! Thank you so much!  - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 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  635.3 #293 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  6112.9 #15 1:50PM
βœ¨πŸ˜ƒWonderful!!! Made my dayπŸ˜ŠπŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™Thank you for the wonderful post!!!πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨ - islandgirlrocksjjj  73.0 #3938 9:15AM
Fantastic! You just made mine! Thank you! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 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  1079.6 #159 9:21AM
You are very kind! Thank YOU for letting me know you enjoyed it!  - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 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  491.6 #400 9:28AM
I agree! It never gets old! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 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 #310 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  6112.9 #15 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  886.5 #188 10:26AM
Me too! It's amazing! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 7:17AM
so wonderful!! thank you for sharing this. & happy 5 0 0 0!! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2289.7 #58 10:31AM
Happy to do so! Thanks for noticing! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 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  65.5 #4113 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  6112.9 #15 7:19AM
Very cool! Definitely one of my favesies.  - Mariela_ela_ela  148.1 #2666 10:59AM
"Favesis" that was cute! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 7:20AM
Thank you for the info  - apesandmonkeys  6521.7 #13 11:32AM
😘 you're welcome! I actually missed out on that sticker! πŸ˜©πŸ˜‚ Glad you enjoyed the read!  - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 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 #510 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  6112.9 #15 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 #510 9:33PM
The web version is far less qlitchy, I use that when I make these. 😊 thanks again! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 7:22AM
I really like today's history lesson. Thank you for always doing this for us  - philliprocks  1167.8 #139 12:03PM
Awesome! Thank for telling me you enjoyed it! πŸ’› - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 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  1845.9 #81 12:05PM
😊 oh yay I got your approval! πŸ‘ I was worried! ☺️ thank YOU Sir for always supporting my endeavors! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 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  8.9 #10920 2:13PM
Thank you so much! That smell is one of my favorite parts too! πŸ˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6112.9 #15 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  539.8 #359 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  6112.9 #15 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  2111.9 #65 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  6112.9 #15 7:34AM
Awsome info as always - gonzofam  303.5 #836 7:33AM

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Follow the new MouseWait Blog for updates, how-tos, tips, contests, and more! 

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  474.8 #420 4:20PM

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

1. CobbPR
6726

2. uscdisneyteacher
5989

3. BaseballMickey_CM
5487

4. Dave
5386

5. Duchess_SMK
5011

6. Plumiegirl
4770

7. Stitch_Legacy
4712

8. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
4299

9. ElSuperRaton
4197

10. pikarich
3916



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  3126.4 #41 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  3126.4 #41 2:34PM

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  1015.5 #172 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1776.3 #86 10:53PM
  - mckelfam  36.4 #5142 3:09PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  181.5 #2164 10:29PM


 
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. jacdanfan
62.58

2. goofygal
60.55

3. MadameLeota
44.47

4. Alicewhoareyou
19.83

5. u163665
11.25

6. Bullseye
10.75

7. VinceTheNinja
10.33

8. grumpypapa
8.38

9. Coaster
8.37

10. Tigerbear
7.83

 

SEE THE TOP 100


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 #508 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #13367 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  9.3 #10615 5:40PM
I've read seasons 1 and 2.  Can't wait for season 3! - eeyore4me  0.6 #73208 1:08PM

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


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  1948.4 #75 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1948.4 #75 10:47PM
Thank You - suzieq65  52.8 #4448 6:20PM
We will be there in November - makeitbluesaysmerriwether  35.5 #5192 9:58AM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1776.3 #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 #10910 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1776.3 #86 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10910 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 #248 2:11PM
When is this race? - secretagentangel  1948.4 #75 6:15PM
The 5K is May 8th, 10K May 9th, and the Half is May 10th. - CoachDisney  93.9 #3570 2:43PM
I will for the 5k, will be there Thursday afternoon till Friday noon. - Sleepingbeautysmom  305.3 #827 8:17AM

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  184.0 #0 2:55AM

TOP 5 THINGS to do this week at the Disneyland Resort:

1. Watch the new "Paint the Night" parade 8:50 and 11pm nightly.

2. Watch the new "Disneyland Forever" Fireworks show at 9:30pm nightly.

3. See the new "World of Color" 9pm and 10:15pm nightly.

4. Try to find a "Made with Magic" wand or paintbrush which allow you to interact with select Disney experiences and merchandise. 

5. Look for the Word of the Day displayed outside of the theme park entrances (or in the MouseWait Lounge) and text the word between 7am and 10:59am Pacific to the shortcode listed on the sign. You must be at the Disneyland Resort to enter. If you win, you will be notified around 11am via text or phone. For more info go here

And don't forget about Food! Check out our real-time Food blog to see what's new at the Resort. POST YOUR IDEAS BELOW and they could make the weekly top 5!

Come to our la  Brea sticker meetup which starts early at 4 pm then come join MWers to watch PTN and Fireworks too!  - secretagentangel  1948.4 #75 11:59PM
was bummed i did not make it two weeks ago,  see you in aug! - MsTikiMermadam  369.0 #578 6:41PM
Checkβœ”οΈfinally completed the list! I think my favorite is the new fireworks shows!!! Gives me goosebumps and brings on the happy cry.  - MinnieMyLove  190.4 #2038 9:00AM
Can't wait  - Disneyprincessvmk  55.6 #4359 7:26PM
- araguerra  177.1 #2217 1:59PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
7103.33

2. Stitch_Legacy
5138.01

3. RickChavez
3530.74

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
3792.98

6. caramiapoohAKAface
3854.46

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2377.63

8. Dave
12979.3

9. Duchess_SMK
6112.87

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
4398.81



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS


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  3353.7 #38 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.1 #7214 10:32PM
After the video my 3 & 1/2 year old says, "that's cool!" It was. Very cool - MommyandBash  181.5 #2164 3:44PM
- MommyandBash  181.5 #2164 1:32PM


 
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  630.0 #296 8:03PM
I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  30.0 #5611 5:28PM
Thank you snitsos for your support, glad you liked Season Two! - Admin  12:13AM
Thank you for your support glad you liked Season Two! snitsos - Admin  12:15AM
Test - Admin  12:16AM
- valj84DisneyDeppAddict  198.9 #1932 9:35PM
They make paper copies?!? - LilMissPixie84  309.5 #801 9:23PM

Get 100 Credits for staying at the Hojo Anaheim! Just fill out this form and we'll get the Credits added to your account. When you stay at the Hojo, you help us continue to improve MouseWait. Call their in house reservation number and remember to mention MouseWait--you will love everything about the Hojo!

Credits have been applied to everyone's account as of today! - Admin 11:40AM
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  205.4 #1856 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  128.5 #2974 3:57PM
@Admin. I filled out a form for May 22nd.  I hope you got it. Thanks. - Winnie111286  4494.7 #23 2:23AM
@@Admin I booked with get away today and am staying at the HoJo in December.  Does MW still give the 100 credits or do I have to book with the hotel directly? - dsnylvr1975  6.7 #13539 5:02PM

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
2.13

2. Goofytom
1.27

3. mamabeam
0.26

4. DoomBuggy61
0.15

5. MommyandBash
0.11

6. TiggerBelle
0.11

7. richiii3
0.1

8. Moog
0.09

9. calibecca81
0.05

10. beentoall
0.04

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  198.9 #1932 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  49.6 #4573 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  9083.7 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2181.7 #64 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  49.6 #4573 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2181.7 #64 9:42AM
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  1200.8 #135 12:16PM
I'm secretly watching  - Plumiegirl  9166.9 #4 11:13PM
Kind of shows anyone can play trivia and do well, newbie or veteran!πŸ˜€ - secretagentangel  1948.4 #75 1:33PM

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  198.9 #1932 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  49.6 #4573 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  198.9 #1932 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  20.5 #6745 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  49.6 #4573 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  4494.7 #23 2:44PM

Here are the recent wait time leaders:

July: MelodyMouse 417.38
May: MelodyMouse 640.08
April: WARLOCK 228.33
March: HARR_E 290.27
February: jacdanfan 251.32
January: ShariRenee 246.23
December: MelodyMouse 303.05
November: MelodyMouse 410.98
October: jacdanfan 189.98

I get great joy out of helping to fulfill the original intent of this app! (Can ya tell?) - MelodyMouse  5936.1 #16 11:00AM
Thank you! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» - MeridaFan  3577.9 #36 10:34AM
Thank you so much!  - secretagentangel  1948.4 #75 3:34PM
 Everyone for making   - Boundin  613.0 #307 10:21PM
 Wait Times make MouseWait! - Song  1819.3 #83 8:52AM
The real wait time leaders post! - MeridaFan  3577.9 #36 12:08PM

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  368.7 #580 12:29PM
Awesome - keepmovingforward  204.0 #1876 8:39PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
15896.9

2. Dave
12979.3

3. jacdanfan
9178.52

4. Plumiegirl
9166.92

5. Tom
9083.7

6. goofygal
8835.43

7. uscdisneyteacher
7656

8. CobbPR
7121.82

9. BaseballMickey_CM
7103.33

10. Bullseye
6777.44


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  1948.4 #75 2:09PM

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


Your Donations Help Us Make MouseWait Better!

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1.MelodyMouse 230.95 #16  
2.Winnie111286 108.08 #23  
3.jacdanfan 104.8 #3  
4.goofygal 100.2 #6  
5.secretagentangel 88.63 #75  
6.uscdisneyteacher 79.29 #7  
7.pikarich 66.71 #27  
8.Alicewhoareyou 63.94 #71  
9.JPatDL 52.93 #184  
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