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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:
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disneydreamer.com
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disneyparks.disney.go.com
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Awesome post! - Admin 7:53AM
😊 thank you Sir!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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  3063.5 #54 6:23AM
So glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU for telling me so!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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  1171.9 #180 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  6631.6 #23 1:38PM
Thanks for posting the history. - antetr95  2165.2 #87 6:58AM
😊 thanks for reading!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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 #376 7:12AM
πŸ† my favorite! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 1:39PM
Thanks for posting duchess. - gonzofam  303.5 #1002 7:15AM
Hey gonzofam! πŸ‘‹ thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 1:39PM
Thanks for posting. LOVE this ride.  - WishIWereThere  330.9 #836 7:26AM
Woohoo another pirates lover! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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  4255.0 #43 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  6631.6 #23 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  1367.6 #151 7:33AM
You mean to tell me this doesn't happen still? News to me... - CM_Shadowgamer  2666.6 #63 12:45PM
πŸ™ˆ I can only imagine what cms must see on a daily basis... - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 1:44PM
Great info. Interesting to read about that. Thanks.  - chads018  1221.5 #167 7:45AM
Thanks! It took a bit to put together. Glad you enjoyed it!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 1:46PM
Best. Day. Ever!!! - DisneyDavidEMT  2835.9 #59 7:49AM
Ha! πŸ’―% agree! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 1:46PM
happy birthday PIRATES!!!!!  - mcramos925  483.1 #493 7:53AM
πŸ’€πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 1:47PM
WOW! Incredible post!  - Mikesaxclar  844.1 #260 7:57AM
😊 you are very kind! Thank you so much!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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  635.6 #365 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  6631.6 #23 1:50PM
βœ¨πŸ˜ƒWonderful!!! Made my dayπŸ˜ŠπŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™Thank you for the wonderful post!!!πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨ - islandgirlrocksjjj  82.7 #4115 9:15AM
Fantastic! You just made mine! Thank you! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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  1173.3 #179 9:21AM
You are very kind! Thank YOU for letting me know you enjoyed it!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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 #480 9:28AM
I agree! It never gets old! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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  610.5 #380 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  6631.6 #23 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  928.2 #235 10:26AM
Me too! It's amazing! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:17AM
so wonderful!! thank you for sharing this. & happy 5 0 0 0!! - FrankenWeenieValentinee  4655.3 #36 10:31AM
Happy to do so! Thanks for noticing! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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  92.3 #3898 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  6631.6 #23 7:19AM
Very cool! Definitely one of my favesies.  - Mariela_ela_ela  162.8 #2670 10:59AM
"Favesis" that was cute! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:20AM
Thank you for the info  - apesandmonkeys  6523.5 #24 11:32AM
😘 you're welcome! I actually missed out on that sticker! πŸ˜©πŸ˜‚ Glad you enjoyed the read!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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 #618 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  6631.6 #23 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 #618 9:33PM
The web version is far less qlitchy, I use that when I make these. 😊 thanks again! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:22AM
I really like today's history lesson. Thank you for always doing this for us  - phillip...rocks  1595.1 #127 12:03PM
Awesome! Thank for telling me you enjoyed it! πŸ’› - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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  1960.8 #99 12:05PM
😊 oh yay I got your approval! πŸ‘ I was worried! ☺️ thank YOU Sir for always supporting my endeavors! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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 #12598 2:13PM
Thank you so much! That smell is one of my favorite parts too! πŸ˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 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 #433 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  6631.6 #23 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  2115.6 #89 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  6631.6 #23 7:34AM
Awsome info as always - gonzofam  303.5 #1002 7:33AM

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That's Barry and Jeb  - SportsMickey  1.8 #0 7:27PM
I went for it! Hoping the forecast will allow the inaugural run on the 19th!  I wish ap holders got a discount on those special event tix...  - theworthyhorse  50.2 #5109 8:55AM


 
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Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  3005.2 #56 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  232.1 #1705 7:31PM
I'm reading Season One now. Picked it and the first two Voyagers up at the 4th of July Sale. I am loving the intrigue and history woven together! - Ilovegoofy  240.9 #1589 8:42AM
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Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Winnie111286
32637.5

2. Melody_CM
29503.3

3. Coaster
24659.6

4. Tom
16304.3

5. jacdanfan
14586.2

6. ShariRenee
14185.6

7. Dave
13876.5

8. goofygal
13559.8

9. secretagentangel
11187.6

10. grumpypapa
10955.8


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  11187.6 #9 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.4 #84 8:50AM
Very nice. I'll make It on the list one of these days! - larrywong318  214.3 #1941 11:09AM
Winnie for the lead! - DarthFairy  1002.9 #221 7:28PM

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Awesome  - Disneydollarpam  155.6 #2784 7:36AM

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

1. Winnie111286
8826

2. misschurro
7557

3. uscdisneyteacher
7306

4. pikaplaid
6951

5. CobbPR
6914

6. BaseballMickey
6365

7. Dave
6218

8. Plumiegirl
5906

9. Duchess_SMK
5587

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4737.6 #34 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  1002.9 #221 8:06PM
This is so true, it never changes, what's up with that lol - itsmyglassslipper  710.1 #321 12:28PM
I know and I'm still on itπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Plumiegirl  10818.1 #11 5:56PM
I thought it was just me. Lol. Someone needs to hit the refresh button. :) - DeadliestPassholder  427.8 #584 2:10PM
It will stay the same until someone else gets enough points and quality to pass a couple more people. Even though two people on the list don't post much they still are ahead of the rest of us in quality points so they earned their spot. And Plumiegirl you post QC so you're qc score is high! πŸ˜„ - secretagentangel  11187.6 #9 8:33PM
when you are at the top you tend to move slower because its the same folks that frequent the parks most. So hence the top ten.. trolls ;) - Plumiegirl  10818.1 #11 9:55PM

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
4.01

2. Donald1967
2.53

3. DisneyMom13
1.43

4. Goofytom
0.35

5. mamabeam
0.34

6. sheridanrabbit
0.31

7. pridegirl
0.19

8. DisneyDreamer18
0.12

9. Moog
0.06

10. DisneyDiane316
0.06

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  380.0 #668 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  125.5 #3269 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  16304.3 #4 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2860.6 #58 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  125.5 #3269 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2860.6 #58 9:42AM
Wow look at that my first list yay not many points but I'm there 😊 - Donald1967  467.9 #523 8:33PM
How do I earn trivia channel points. I have trivilator and obviously mousewait.  - Mouse28  946.6 #231 3:03PM
You play games against people to earn points on this list, and you make points for a monthly total playing individually but those points don't cross over.  - secretagentangel  11187.6 #9 1:05PM

Did you know that you can find refurb info with a quick iPhone Spotlight Search? Learn how to find updated Disneyland info fast with a few hidden tricks in MouseWait 9. Post your tips below!


Credits Hall of Fame. This real-time list honors the top Credits purchasers by showing the total number of Credits purchased. These MouseWaiters play an integral part in helping us maintain and innovate. Thank you to everyone who buys Credits in the MW iOS app, TRIVILATOR, and Goat Effect!

1. secretagentangel
152300

2. teapotsandteacups
135000

3. leopardditz2000
122000

4. jacdanfan
115000

5. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
95500

6. DarthFairy
78950

7. disneygrandma1
78000

8. debbiev
67750

9. DisneyGrandma
65000

10. Melody_CM
65000

 

I finally made a list besides wait times.wait times has become almost impossible with the crowds,reception blows.but thank you for all you do@@@@Admin - DarthFairy  1002.9 #221 7:43PM
!! CongratsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - SnowKitty  158.3 #2733 5:06PM
  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  1466.7 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  174.6 #2469 9:06PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  183.0 #2359 12:21PM
Great job - BadVibeGirl  11.4 #11115 6:51PM

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  1171.9 #180 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2137.4 #88 10:53PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  103.5 #3717 2:38PM
- RetroDisneyPins2002  53.9 #4935 6:35PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey
8857.24

2. Stitch_Legacy
5143.16

3. RickChavez
3685.24

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4843.38

6. DLKenCA
3400.46

7. secretagentangel
11187.6

8. caramiapooh
4488.53

9. IDVandalSkipperCM
2700.55

10. pikaplaid
7498.77



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4737.6 #34 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  14185.6 #6 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4737.6 #34 10:56PM
Not sure I understand the ranking here. Is this based on new math? Shouldn't the person with the most points be first? πŸ€” - redsoxcarlos  5279.9 #27 9:36PM
Based on new math! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ New math is #yuckporridge.  - SassafrasDavis  860.0 #256 11:29AM
It's based on News, not quality or points. Just posts that are labeled as news.  - phillip...rocks  1595.1 #127 8:15AM
Thanks phillip...rocks! Mystery solved! - redsoxcarlos  5279.9 #27 11:46AM
SassafrasDavis ' #yuckporridge' BAHAHAHA πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - misschurro  9176.5 #12 9:32PM
There are several people on here I have never even seen a post from.. is that normal?  - DarthFairy  1002.9 #221 6:11PM

Easily manage the social side of MouseWait for Disneyland and Disney World with our mousetopia app for iOS. Post to the DL or WDW side, use your Stickers, and utilize our MouseWait Messenger. See what's new here


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. Melody_CM
2654.93

2. secretagentangel
532.97

3. Tom
531.67

4. Winnie111286
480.53

5. SorcererD91
376.28

6. teapotsandteacups
373.8

7. grumpypapa
333.53

8. sheridanrabbit
306.8

9. Goofytom
250.43

10. redsoxcarlos
229.77

 

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  103.5 #3717 7:14AM
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  11187.6 #9 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  4485.5 #39 10:28PM
I figure it is the least my wife and i can do, plus it is great exercise! I keep saying, one of these days we will go to one of the meet-ups. We generally only go on Saturday and sometimes Sunday as well. That darn thing called 'work' just gets in the way!  - oiler2112  1293.0 #156 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  301.1 #1016 6:54PM
Next August I will be posting wait times I know it will help pass the time in line but with 15 to 20 of us should go pretty well thanks to you and all the people here on MW - mjpdisney67  84.4 #4078 10:10AM
I'll never catch Winnie, but I have 6 more days to get to number 2. And then my steady decline until my next visitπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ - Mouse28  946.6 #231 9:26AM
You can do it! I did 100 in an evening Thursday! - redsoxcarlos  5279.9 #27 4:26PM
I only post wait times if I've actually gone on the ride..( with the exception if the line is extra short, or extra long..) I try to give folks a heads up. Most of the time I have trouble posting times in certain areas of the park so I get frustrated... - carminaire  1045.7 #212 1:19PM

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  10955.8 #10 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #8084 10:32PM
Thank you! Can't wait to read itπŸ€“ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #14283 10:22PM
Thank you  - disneybob49  1288.7 #159 2:20PM

Get a quick overview of the new features in MouseWait 9 for iOS, our biggest update since 2009! Get the free version here, or upgrade to Platinum here

Just installed the MW app on my new phone yesterday. This will be very helpful for me since I am used to the android version. Thank you. - teapotsandteacups  4006.6 #46 11:41PM
This was helpful.. But I'm still having an issue posting to pics to the loungeπŸ˜‘ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #14283 10:12AM
I've had a lot of trouble with platinum version. It seems to "magically" close itself at random times. The most common random closes are: after updating ride or food times, after clicking on a different feature in the app, or immediately after opening. I generally have to re-open it 2-3 times, at which point it stays open until I've made my update, but if I stop using it for more than 5 minutes and go back to it I have to go through the magical closings again. πŸ˜“ - Mouse28  946.6 #231 9:06AM
I never had that issue with the free version.  - Mouse28  946.6 #231 9:06AM
I had the same issues more so in the park  - Plumiegirl  10818.1 #11 5:42PM
Same here  - Melody_CM  29503.3 #2 7:57AM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Fantasmic! Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Tom Sawyer Island Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean closed 2-3 to 3-16
Matterhorn Bobsleds closed 2-6

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Grizzly River Run REOPENS 2-24
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail REOPENS 2-24
Mickey's Fun Wheel 2-6 to 3-5

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7913 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  367.5 #697 8:33AM
Indy will be down May 1st-May 25 @Admin - IDVandalSkipperCM  2700.6 #62 7:48PM
so long???!!!   - MsTikiMermadam  1946.5 #102 8:38AM
Why don't they just shut the entire park down.   This is ridiculous.  - MikeyMouse  160.7 #2701 9:44PM
πŸ€” - misschurro  9176.5 #12 6:05PM
Scram! - phillip...rocks  1595.1 #127 12:40PM

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

1. #MWMEETUP FRIDAY NIGHTS TRIVIA, FUN, ATTRACTIONS and MORE!
Mar 03, 2017 06:00pm

2. #MWMEETUP FRIDAY NIGHTS TRIVIA, FUN, ATTRACTIONS and MORE!
Mar 10, 2017 06:00pm

3. Sacramento Meet-Up
Mar 11, 2017 02:00pm

4. #MWMEETUP FRIDAY NIGHTS TRIVIA, FUN, ATTRACTIONS and MORE!
Mar 17, 2017 06:00pm

5. #MWMEETUP BEAUTY ABD THE BEAST MOVIE DAY
Mar 18, 2017 12:00pm

6. NW Meet-up
Mar 25, 2017 08:30am

7. It's a mex**** Michael bday meetups gotg we missed tot reopening
May 05, 2017 08:00am

8. #MWMEETUP #GOODBYEMSEP PARADE MEET UP
Jun 18, 2017 05:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1946.5 #102 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  11187.6 #9 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1946.5 #102 6:03AM
 I changed it to August 5πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - secretagentangel  11187.6 #9 11:07AM
I spy Christmas in July! - FrankenWeenieValentinee  4655.3 #36 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  11187.6 #9 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  29503.3 #2 11:12AM
- FrankenWeenieValentinee  4655.3 #36 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  11187.6 #9 3:18PM
Just a reminder for the Rope Drop Meetup Saturday February 11th - Goofytom  4485.5 #39 9:10PM
Can't wait! πŸ˜€ - redsoxcarlos  5279.9 #27 6:20AM
I'll be there too!! - encinitasrunner  228.4 #1753 7:36PM
We'll be there!!  Can't wait! - AngiMouse  490.2 #484 6:38AM
Hooray redsoxcarlos, encinitasrunner, and AngiMouse  πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ» - DisneyDiane316  2293.4 #81 3:42PM
Yesss!!! ☺️ - misschurro  9176.5 #12 2:42PM
- FrankenWeenieValentinee  4655.3 #36 7:55PM

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