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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::


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 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  6197.3 #16 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  1639.4 #96 6:23AM
So glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU for telling me so!  - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 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 #174 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  6197.3 #16 1:38PM
Thanks for posting the history. - antetr95  1778.9 #87 6:58AM
😊 thanks for reading!  - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 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 #310 7:12AM
πŸ† my favorite! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 1:39PM
Thanks for posting duchess. - gonzofam  303.5 #849 7:15AM
Hey gonzofam! πŸ‘‹ thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 1:39PM
Thanks for posting. LOVE this ride.  - WishIWereThere  289.8 #932 7:26AM
Woohoo another pirates lover! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 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  3626.0 #37 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  6197.3 #16 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  1337.6 #118 7:33AM
You mean to tell me this doesn't happen still? News to me... - CM_Shadowgamer  2500.0 #50 12:45PM
πŸ™ˆ I can only imagine what cms must see on a daily basis... - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 1:44PM
Great info. Interesting to read about that. Thanks.  - chads018  225.8 #1609 7:45AM
Thanks! It took a bit to put together. Glad you enjoyed it!  - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 1:46PM
Best. Day. Ever!!! - DisneyDavidEMT  2441.6 #52 7:49AM
Ha! πŸ’―% agree! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 1:46PM
happy birthday PIRATES!!!!!  - mcramos925  410.8 #513 7:53AM
πŸ’€πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 1:47PM
WOW! Incredible post!  - Mikesaxclar  636.5 #299 7:57AM
😊 you are very kind! Thank you so much!  - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 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 #300 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  6197.3 #16 1:50PM
βœ¨πŸ˜ƒWonderful!!! Made my dayπŸ˜ŠπŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™Thank you for the wonderful post!!!πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨ - islandgirlrocksjjj  73.2 #3966 9:15AM
Fantastic! You just made mine! Thank you! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 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  1134.9 #151 9:21AM
You are very kind! Thank YOU for letting me know you enjoyed it!  - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 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 #407 9:28AM
I agree! It never gets old! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 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 #315 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  6197.3 #16 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  892.9 #193 10:26AM
Me too! It's amazing! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 7:17AM
so wonderful!! thank you for sharing this. & happy 5 0 0 0!! - PumpkinweenieVelinee  2568.3 #47 10:31AM
Happy to do so! Thanks for noticing! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 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 #4154 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  6197.3 #16 7:19AM
Very cool! Definitely one of my favesies.  - Mariela_ela_ela  148.3 #2686 10:59AM
"Favesis" that was cute! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 7:20AM
Thank you for the info  - apesandmonkeys  6523.4 #14 11:32AM
😘 you're welcome! I actually missed out on that sticker! πŸ˜©πŸ˜‚ Glad you enjoyed the read!  - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 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 #521 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  6197.3 #16 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 #521 9:33PM
The web version is far less qlitchy, I use that when I make these. 😊 thanks again! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 7:22AM
I really like today's history lesson. Thank you for always doing this for us  - philliprocks  1197.6 #139 12:03PM
Awesome! Thank for telling me you enjoyed it! πŸ’› - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 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  1847.9 #84 12:05PM
😊 oh yay I got your approval! πŸ‘ I was worried! ☺️ thank YOU Sir for always supporting my endeavors! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 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  9.0 #11095 2:13PM
Thank you so much! That smell is one of my favorite parts too! πŸ˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6197.3 #16 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 #366 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  6197.3 #16 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 #68 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  6197.3 #16 7:34AM
Awsome info as always - gonzofam  303.5 #849 7:33AM

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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  238.2 #1448 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  89.8 #3668 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  238.2 #1448 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  20.6 #6855 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  89.8 #3668 8:58AM
- djmickeymouse  8.7 #0 5:17PM
- princessvg  46.1 #4756 8:35AM


Innoventions reopens as Star Wars Launch Bay November 16
it's a small world Oct 12-Nov 5
Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue will close permanently Jan 10
Fantasmic! Jan 10-TBA
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-TBA
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-TBA
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-TBA
Season of the Force-Hyperspace Mountain begins November 16


Luigi's Rollickin Roadsters opens early 2016
It's Tough to be a Bug Sept 8-17

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.2 #7773 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  323.9 #738 8:33AM
Hey! Space Moutain will be down November 10th as per the Disneyland website. Any ideas why or when it will open? Were scheduled to be down there on the 12th! TIA✨ - Tinkertoes83  26.5 #6016 8:04PM
They are redoing the ride with a Star Wars theme  - hatboxmermaid  0.0 #0 9:47PM
Should be back online nov 16 - quote  126.0 #0 11:55AM
Oh πŸ˜’. Thank you for the updates!  - Tinkertoes83  26.5 #6016 8:22PM
Does anyone know how long it will be down for? My kids and I are going for the first time Nov 13-1710th? - walker05  0.2 #94897 4:43PM

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  1360.4 #115 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  1061.4 #164 6:30PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #66279 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  272.7 #1096 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  810.2 #217 2:20PM

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

2. secretagentangel


4. leopardditz2000

5. DisneyGrandma

6. debbiev

7. DisLUVney

8. MeridaFan

9. Melody_CM

10. splurtian


  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  281.1 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  95.7 #3578 9:06PM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  247.2 #1344 12:42PM
@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  550.4 #354 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. πŸ˜‚ - DisLUVney  616.4 #312 9:23PM
Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  24.6 #6252 10:52PM

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 #1880 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  130.9 #2965 3:57PM
@Admin. I filled out a form for May 22nd.  I hope you got it. Thanks. - Winnie111286  6102.7 #17 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  17.8 #7401 5:02PM

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

August 2015: Melody_CM 740.2
July 2015: Winnie111286 463.58
May 2015: MelodyMouse 679.4
April 2015: Fantasmicfan1 466.89
March 2015: HARR_E 423.38
February 2015: Winnie111286 364.36

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Use this link (save it as a bookmark to make it easy) before you add things to your Amazon and MouseWait will receive 5% of your purchase! Thank you for your support!

Purchased the Voyageers book through this link so MW benefits twice  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1679.2 #93 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  406.0 #524 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I buy pretty much everything on Amazon. Nice to know MW can get a little piece of that! - MellyMelBB  65.0 #4168 12:06AM
I will do this next time I'm on Amazon! - DisneyLov3r  38.3 #0 5:02PM

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Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  17.5 #7455 10:18PM
Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  28.9 #5799 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  37.3 #5165 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  1061.4 #164 9:33AM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  24.6 #6252 7:25PM

Here are the recent wait time leaders:

August: Melody_CM 726.93
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

 Everyone for making   - Boundin  619.6 #311 10:21PM
That's awesome but like me a lot of ppl can't enter wait times I can't ever open or connect while in the park  - mickeyat78  1874.9 #81 5:39AM
Wow. Sorry to hear that. I'm on ATT and sometimes can't connect, tho it is rare - Melody_CM  7607.6 #8 8:12PM
Does ATT have personal space for power . I know that's not the correct name. Look in settings.  - suzieq65  95.7 #3578 2:46PM
great job! It's the wait times that brought me to this app. Thank you - Kimo  192.3 #2040 8:16PM
The mysterious disappearing month of June! - Melody_CM  7607.6 #8 12:13PM

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  3933.0 #33 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.1 #7331 10:32PM
- DarthFairy  247.2 #1344 4:40PM
My life would be BORING!!! - PracticallyPerfectDisneyDuck  36.5 #0 10:31AM

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  274.9 #1070 9:59PM
How do you get discount on AP passes. Guessing use MOUSEWAIT - suzieq65  95.7 #3578 4:00PM
You get discounts on AP by renewing early. It's through Disney . They'll send you a card.  - secretagentangel  2419.0 #53 8:58PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - gedi0614  34.4 #5344 12:13AM
Apparently whatever I was trying to buy doesn't apply. Dang - Poisen_Ivy  286.6 #958 12:47PM

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

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster

2. Dave

3. jacdanfan

4. Plumiegirl

5. Tom

6. goofygal

7. uscdisneyteacher

8. Melody_CM

9. BaseballMickey_CM

10. CobbPR

Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  2419.0 #53 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  1868.2 #82 8:50AM

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 September 29, 2015
Mickey's Halloween Party has an interesting effect on crowd levels. This week, Disneyland will close early on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to host the party. Disneyland Park crowds are usually lighter on party days (with the exception of Friday). Last weekend was very busy, while this Monday was not. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the low 60s (approx 60% capacity). Important note when comparing last year's Crowd Index: we've seen larger crowds on average this year due to the 60th Celebration activities. To get a real-time look at crowd levels, check the MouseWait App for Crowd Index averages and wait times. Have a great week! - Admin Sep 29, 2015 11:33AM

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  558.8 #345 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7236 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  409.2 #518 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  163.6 #2463 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  241.8 #1414 5:04PM
Can't wait, 7 days!!!!  - varela2892  15.1 #8089 2:53PM
I'm glad Saturday's are good we are going tomorrow ! - vanessav87  5.4 #16678 3:45PM

Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4406.2 #27 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1396.7 #112 12:34PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #1996 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  549.3 #357 5:56AM
First time on the list!!!!! - Voycekids  31.4 #5567 10:37AM
First time making the real time list!! Cool. Thanks admin - buzzgoneyear92  195.4 #2008 12:03PM


1. Winnie111286

2. Coaster

3. grumpypapa

4. OhanaPhoto

5. sawman911

6. luvmygreenarmyman

7. secretagentangel

8. luxkitty

9. SorcererD91

10. NikkiSea


Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  340.4 #667 9:59AM
I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  7607.6 #8 11:30PM
The link never works for me to see the list. It always just take me back to the top of the lounge. Any ideas? - Quiweez  110.6 #3355 9:52AM
Woohoo!  I made a MW list!!!   - luvmygreenarmyman  474.7 #427 10:36PM

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

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  483.9 #415 4:20PM
Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  2.4 #57525 9:01AM

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  1396.7 #112 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  9583.0 #3 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  123.4 #3096 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM

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  730.3 #252 8:03PM
I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  30.0 #5696 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
- djmickeymouse  8.7 #0 8:30AM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  199.8 #1944 7:31PM

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