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5 THINGS TO DO AT DISNEYLAND THIS WEEK:
1. Mickey and the Magical Map Show (check the Dashboard or use MagicSearch for Showtimes.
2. Try the new Big Thunder!
3. Captain America Meet and Greet in Innoventions
4. Radiator Springs Racers (get your Fastpasses at Park opening)
5. Fried Chicken at the newly reopened Plaza Inn!
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REUNION ALL-IN-ONE INFO POST: Make new friends and reunite with old ones at MouseWait's 5th Reunion May 16-18 at the Disneyland Resort! SUBSCRIBE TO THIS POST FOR EMAIL UPDATES! There's so much to celebrate with the incredible community we have. If you're on the fence about attending, I strongly recommend doing everything you can to make the trip, you won't regret it! Lifetime friendships have been created at these events, and an entirely new world opens up to you when you finally meet the people of MouseWait. Use the MouseWait drop down button on this post and press SUBSCRIBE TO POST for automatic email updates. You can also Bookmark this post for quick reference.
BOOK YOUR ROOM A THE HOJO! Rooms will sell out, don't wait! The Reunion is a weekend experience--try to attend all of the events starting Friday 7pm, through the final Takeover meetup Sunday night at 6pm. Book your hotel at a discounted rate with our Hojo room rate. Call in-house reservations today at 714-776-6120 -- this weekend will sell out so don't wait! Staying at the Resort makes the weekend a lot more fun because you don't have to worry about wasting time with parking, and you're only steps away from all of the events.
FRIDAY MAY 16 7pm: Attraction Takeover Meetup Our amazing Event Team has put together a schedule for our kick-off event on Friday night. Meet at 7pm SHARP at Rapunzel's Tower in the Princess Fantasy Faire. From there we'll head to King Arthur's, Mad Tea Party, Haunted Mansion, Tiki Room, Jungle Cruise, and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (not necessarily in that order). We'll have prizes, and more--if you've never taken over attractions with a large group of MouseWaiters, then you don't want to miss this. If you have done Takeovers before with us, then we hope to see you again!
MAIN EVENT: Saturday May 17 11am Downtown Disney AMC Theater Takeover FROZEN Sing-A-Long! HERE IS THE LINK TO GET TICKETS. Sing your favorite songs with hundreds of MouseWaiters and create memories that you'll never forget! After the movie we will head over to La Brea Bakery for our world famous Raffle. Frozen Sing-A-Long movie ticket holders will receive a special link for discounted Disneyland tickets, including a twilight ticket, discounted Raffle tickets, and--of course--memories that will last a lifetime! Doors open 10:30am, the AMC will validate Downtown Disney Parking (5 hours), and there will be a few big announcements regarding a new game, and something regarding Deadliest Cast Member.
LA BREA BAKERY MOUSEWAIT RAFFLE MEETUP 2pm: Don't miss our world famous Raffle. MouseWaiters get a 15% discount at La Brea during our events. Hangout, eat lunch, and win some awesome prizes!
ASTRO BLASTERS MEETUP: Saturday May 17 10pm
SUNDAY MAY 18 6pm: Attraction Takeover Meetup Part Two (more info shortly).
We encourage you to plan your own meetups throughout the weekend since there will be a lot of people in town for the festivities. You can see a real-time list of Meetups here and you can add yours to the list so everyone can see it in the Lounge.
LuvsTigger:A box of Disney goodies, puzzles, handmade hair bows, handmade key chain, coloring books, crayons, pins, handmade necklace. apesandmonkeys:Limited edition Disneyland wall sign, a "replica of the original Main Entrance parking lot marquee at Disneyland Park". A screen art print on composite wood backing. Approximately 10 1/2" H x 36" W $150 jacdanfan and goofygal: Three (3) 1500 Point MouseWait Credits Packages KylaShea: Walt Disney Studios and Imagineering Gift Basket from Mickey's of Glendale Breathe in the Happiness: Rhine-stoned Mickey Ear Car Emblem and Gift Card for $40 HandMeAChurroImmaFaint:Personalized Mickey Ears. Your choice of vinyl stickers on a set of Classic black Mickey Ears! I will also hand embroider your MW name (or your real name) on the back. (Stickers and name may depend on size and will be discussed via email) SBsnowwhite: Family Movie Night basket: disney movie, popcorn, movie theater candy Anonymous:A Disney Parks Exclusive Precious Moments "A World of My Own" Sleeping Beauty Castle ceramic figurine signed by Sam Butcher in 2006. New in box. $50 snowwannab: It's a Small World set of 14 Mary Blair postcards & tin. Collector's Item, no longer available. Boundin:Very cute Mickey Faces TShirt Large $32.95 UTDISNEYFAMILY: Planes Bluray-DVD Monsters Univ Bluray-DVD Wreck It Ralph Bluray-DVD Secret of the Wings Bluray-DVD Frozen 2 Disc CD Soundtrack pinkmonkeys: Family basket.. a little magic for everyone. EastBaytoLA: Poster art of the Disney Parks book. $24 MeridaFanTwo packages-- 1). Frozen Blu Ray/DVD, Anna Dr. Who child's size medium T-shirt, Frozen Read Along Book with CD, Grape Soda 3" Vinyl, microwave popcorn and candy. 2). Brave Blu Ray/DVD, Merida doll, Crayola Color Wonder Disney Princesses Glitter Coloring Pack, Popcorn 3" Vinyl, microwave popcorn, and candy. $60 for each package msdizmaui: $25 Starbucks Gift Card $25 Sephora Gift Card Disney Hawaiian Host Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts (6, 2oz boxes in a plastic case) Long Sleeved Sweater w/Sequin Mickey (size Large - new with tag) Short Sleeved Grand Californian Hotel t-shirt (Size Large - new with tag) ilovelucyndisney: Autographed Deadliest Cast Member SEASON One, VOYAGEERS The Multiplaner, VOYAGEERS The Great Storyteller -- 3 Paperbacks MadameLeotaStar Wars Darth Vader and Stormtrooper salt and pepper shakers, Mike Wazowski key chain, James P. Sullivan and Mike Wazowski cup. $50 ChurroMen's Black tee, size XL with Storm Trooper on front. Storm Trooper mini shopper tote Men's blue Disneyland Resort tee, size M Minnie Mouse iPhone 4s case (black and pink)Men's Blue Disney Resort Tee, size L. Men's Mickey Mouse Sorcerer watch, black band MeridaFanUpdates to my two previous submissions, and two new ones. Please add to my previous donations, as follows: 1). In addition to previous items in the Frozen package, please add Elsa tiara and jewelry set, and one pair of sunglasses. 2) in addition to previous items in the Brave package, please add 'A Mother's Love' Brave book, Merida toy, and one pair of sunglasses. Both of the above packages are now valued at approximately $75 each. Two more packages, as follows: 3). Disney Princess package includes Minnie Mouse t-shirt in girls' size small, package of Disney Princess girls' size 4 underpants, princess toothpaste and toothbrush, Mermaid crayons, Ariel toy, sidewalk chalk, Princess Band Aids, Disney coloring book, Ariel coloring pages and markers, one pair of sunglasses, one CD of Disney princess music. $50 value. 4) Cars and Monsters Package includes Cars book, Cars toothbrush and toothpaste, Planes Band Aids, Size 4 Boys' Cars underpants, Cars luggage tag, a Monsters U paint set and color book, Monsters u junior novel, Mike bendable toy, one pair of sunglasses. $50 value. $75 for pkgs 1 & 2, $50 ea. for 3 & r debbiev 1) Olaf the Snowman toy - take him apart & put him back together 2) Frozen Sisters Gift Set - Small 3-doll set (Anna, Elsa & Olaf) 2) $25 Disney gift card $65 Jasso BowtiqueFrozen hair bows $30 Antetr95 and family1. WDW items Yeti Keychain, Expedition Everest pin and Flower Garden Festival limited edition pin. 2. Limited Edition Replica opening Day Press Landyard and pin set plus extras. $110 MeridaFanMonsters University Raffle from MeridaFan and Philliprocks. Includes MU Blu ray/DVD, child's watercolor paint set and book, MU junior novel, Mike toy, 2013 MU LE Halloween pin, two MU plush toys and two awesome MU cups. $90 caramiapoohAKAfacePartners Medallion/Limited Edition RadiatorSprings4Ever4 eight inch plates(Fantasyland, Tomorrowland,Adventureland and Frontierland). caramiapoohAKAface Alice in Wonderland ladies shirt. A Cast Exclusive from Company D. Size XL but runs small. Plumiegirl Carolwood Poster and Train Pin from Fullerton Train days (from theThe Carolwood Pacific) Historical Society $10 starwarsmammaLE Haunted Mansion Pins pikarich and stitchohanaHello we have 3 separate items for the raffle as follows Raffle item 1 kids Frozen book with disney park olaf pin Raffle item 2 is a brave book with dc And raffle item 3 is a chipndalefan pin fall into fall 2013 Jimmythepooh3 Lost Keys of Disneyland (Pirate of the Caribbean). SPandEvLoverFrozen fun pack! 3 puzzles. 1 activity book. One Sven plush (either a small talking one or the baby version from the Disney Store if it arrives on time) goofymom2boysOlaf Disney Store Plush Cheshire Cat mini hat Cruella DaVille mini hat Mulan fascinator hat Maleficent locket necklace $80 WillieroseWalt Disney Animation Studios package: Large WDAS sweatshirt/hoody; LE WD Studios Mickey Mouse vinylmations autographed by artist; LE Get A Horse lithograph; Frozen crew beanie and lanyard; Wreck it Ralph keychain; Disney Animation journal.
Sonja & BullseyeJack & Sally Disney Art from Noah $80 A Whole Lotta Hoopla Four custom Disney and MouseWait art prints. 2 "MousePads"- wooden iPad/tablet holders. Various custom Disney Favorite signs. FWVelineeOlaf plush, docMcStuffins doll $45 secretagentangelpackage one is a case of thin mint girl scout cookies!!!! Duchess_SMK1) Talking, pull apart, Olaf plush. 2) ladies size small- "Summer Dreaming" Olaf T-Shirt 3) Toddler size 4T- Minnie Mouse bathing suit, Minnie Mouse sunglasses, princess lighted fan and candy. 4) Set of twelve Snow White postcards in a collectors tin by Cavallini & Co. Sapphire 1)Frozen inspired crocheted makeup bag/pencil pouch with crocheted Elsa and Anna Hair clips 2)Little Mermaid inspired crocheted makeup bag/pencil pouch with crocheted Little Mermaid and Ariel in her pink dress hair clips TinkerSchelleRhinestone Tiara and Swarovski Crystal embellished frame Piratelife4meCustom embroidered hooded sweatshirt $50 PrincessDuckieMedium Disney Store Olaf Plush and Sophia Bag $25 PollyannaPrincess#1 Beauty and the Beast enchanted Christmas commemorative lithograph. n#2 Beauty and the Beast 1991 pin. #3 Minnie Mouse watch in box. n"]" data-sheets-userformat="[null,null,513,[null,0],null,null,null,null,null,null,null,null,0]">#1 Beauty and the Beast enchanted Christmas commemorative lithograph. #2 Beauty and the Beast 1991 pin. #3 Minnie Mouse watch in box.
Watch this post for updates from the Event Team and myself. I look forward to seeing you next month!
Deadliest Cast Member SEASON TWO is only a few weeks away! Watch the trailer below. In the second season, we go back to 2005 to show you what really happened on Disneyland's 50th Birthday. Events from the VOYAGEERS also appear in this season--get ready!
Entertainment Notes: Fantasmic will be shown on an extra day this week, Monday at 9pm and 10:30pm.
unForcast Crowd Prediciton: Expect it to be a little busy this Monday as it is a holiday (Columbus Day) and the park is open later than normal. During the week, expect it to be quiet for most of the day, until around 3-4pm, when the Halloween Party crowds start to arrive. Like every Friday we've seen in October so far, expect it to be very busy in DCA on Friday night while DL hosts another Halloween Party.
Entertainment Notes: Due to Mickey's Halloween Party, Mickey's Soundsational Parade will perform at 3:30pm and 5pm on Tuesday and Friday. Also, Fantasmic will only be shown on Saturday/Sunday.
This weekend (Friday-Sunday), is the annual MouseWait birthday event! Please join us on Friday night as we takeover some attractions in DCA and for the main event, featuring a cake contest, a pumpkin contest and the annual raffle on Saturday afternoon in Downtown Disney. For more details, look under Admin's posts and/or click on the tag "5th Birthday Bash".
This Sunday, 10/12, the Resort will host its annual CHOC (Children's Hospital of Orange County) Walk in the morning. If you are planning to come to the park early that day, be aware that the park does open later than usual for a Sunday morning.
unForecast Crowd Prediction: Overall, expect it to be moderately quiet again this week. With having three Mickey's Halloween Parties this week, expect the crowds to pick up around 3pm-4pm as the party crowd comes in, part of the "mix-in" time. On Friday night, expect it to be busy again in DCA while the Halloween Party is going on in Disneyland Park. And on Sunday, the crowds may pick up after the CHOC walk. If possible, I would take advantage of Thursday night with Disneyland Park open late, until 11pm.
*Disneyland Park will close early for Mickey's Halloween Party. **Disneyland Park will close early for the Cast Member Family Little Monsters Halloween Party.
Disney California Adventure Park: 10am-8pm (Monday), 8am-8pm (Tuesday/Wednesday), 10am-8pm (Thursday), 8am-12am (Friday), 8am-10pm (Saturday/Sunday).
Entertainment Notes: Due to Mickey's Halloween Party, Mickey's Soundsational Parade will perform at 3:30pm and 5pm on Tuesday and Friday. Also, Fantasmic will only be shown on Saturday/Sunday.
Annual Passholder Sing-a-long Event- The Jungle Book (9/30), The Lion King (10/2, 10/3). Located in Hollywood Land's Stage 17. Registration was required, but more seats may be available on a standby basis. unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be moderately slow this week. This Thursday (10/2), the LAUSD has the day off, so it may be a little more crowded than normal for a Thursday. Also, with Mickey's Halloween Party this Friday, expect it to be very busy in DCA at night.
Disney California Adventure: 10am-8pm (Monday-Wednesday), 8am-6pm (Thursday), 8am-12am (Friday), 8am-10pm (Saturday/Sunday).
**Note: Disneyland Park will close at 7pm on Friday, September 26 due to Mickey's Halloween Party.
World of Color will not be shown on Thursday, September 25th.
The first of many nights of Mickey's Halloween Party will start this Friday night. Due to the separate ticket event, Disneyland Park will close earlier than normal, but DCA will stay open until 12am.
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage will return this Saturday, September 27 after its 9+ month refurbishment.
"Legends of Frontierland" will come to an end on Saturday, September 27. There are some special events and surprises planned for the day, so if you're in the area, feel free to stop by Frontierland between 11am-6pm as Rainbow Ridge and Frontierland settle their land fued.
unForcast Crown Prediction: Expect it to be quiet this week as both parks close at 8pm, and even earlier on other days too. Friday though, will be crowded as it is the first Mickey's Halloween Party. Because Disneyland is closed, expect it to be very crowded in DCA as it will be open later than normal that night. For the weekend, expect it to be busy Saturday and Sunday, until around Sunday afternoon when the crowds mellow out for the new week.
Update for week of Monday, September 15, 2014. Park Hours: Disneyland: 10am-8pm (Monday-Wednesday), 9am-5pm (Thursday*), 9am-12am (Friday and Saturday), 8am-12am (Sunday).
Disney California Adventure: 10am-8pm (Monday-Wednesday), 9am-8pm (Thursday), 9am-10pm (Friday and Saturday), 8am-10pm (Sunday).
*Disneyland Park will close at 5pm on Thursday due to a Cast Member Service event that evening. Also that day, Mickey's Soundsational Parade has been cancelled due to the event.
Fantasmic: 9pm and 10:30pm (Friday-Sunday), Remember Dreams Come True fireworks 9:25pm (Friday-Sunday), World of Color: 8:15pm (Monday-Thursday), 9:45pm (Friday/Sunday), 9pm (Saturday).
Attraction closures: Indiana Jones (9/16-9/19), Mark Twain Riverboat (now through 11/29), Finding Nemo (now through 9/27), Golden Zephyr (9/17-9/19).
Halloween Time has now started at the parks, including with the seasonal attraction overlays such as Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. Also, make sure to check out the many food and beverage locations that offer special offerings just for the Halloween season.
Reminder that Mickey's Halloween Party starts on Friday, September 26, in which Disneyland Park will close early for the private event.
unForcast Crowd Prediction: With it being very hot at the parks this week and with both parks closing early, expect both parks to be quiet as the resort is in "non-peak" season. As we get into the weekend, the temperature is supposed to go back to normal, which will cause the crowds to increase by Friday and Saturday.
Park Hours: Disneyland: 10am-8pm (Mon-Thurs), 9am-12am (Fri), 9am-11pm (Sat), 8am-12am (Sun). DCA: 10am-8pm (Mon-Thurs), 9am-10pm (Fri), 9am-9pm (Sat), 8am-10pm (Sun). World of Color: 8:15pm (Mon-Thurs), 9:45pm (Fri), 9pm (Sat-Sun).
Halloween Time returns this Friday! Little by little this week, we'll see Disneyland Park transform to the fall season with all of the decor and the return of Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy (both opening on Friday). Also, the Pirates League and the Halloween Carnival both return to Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree, so make sure to check out the villains hang out, the pumpkin art and seasonal food offerings.
If you're a pin trader/collector, Thursday is a big pin release date with several limited edition villain pins being released, a new Haunted Mansion Annual Passholder Exclusive pin, and a new Halloween Time pin for Disney Vacation Club members.
As announced last week, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit will now host meet and greets on Buena Vista Street in DCA, starting on Sunday, September 14.
White Water Snacks in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa will be closed from September 8 through 20 for a refurbishment.
unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect both parks to be quiet Monday through Thursday as we are now in the "non-peak" season, with both parks closing at 8pm. But Friday, expect the crowds to pick up in the afternoon/evening when the weekend arrives and Halloween Time has returned, plus it also being Dapper Day on Friday too. As for Saturday and Sunday, expect to be moderately busy because of it being the first weekend of Halloween Time in Disneyland Park.
Park Hours: Labor Day (Monday) DL: 8am-12am, DCA: 8am-10pm; Tuesday-Thursday- Both parks 10am-8pm; Friday-Sunday, DL: 9am-11pm, DCA: 9am-9pm. "Magical" Fireworks will be shown on Monday, Friday through Sunday at 9:25pm, Fantasmic will be shown on Monday, Friday through Sundays at 9pm and 10:30pm and World of Color will be shown daily at 9:45pm (Monday, Friday-Sunday) and 8:15pm (Tuesday-Thursday).
Attraction closures: Haunted Mansion (reopens 9/12), Jungle Cruise (Tuesday-Thursday), Big Thunder Ranch (reopens 9/12), Main Street Photo Supply (reopens 9/24)
FYI: Annual Passholder Event, "Fall Back to Fun", in Disney California Adventure Park on Tuesday night, 8pm-12am. Event is only open to AP Holders celebrating their pass anniversary between October 1 through December 5 and was invitation only. Guests of the registered AP Holders must be registered in advanced online and must have their valid AP the night of the event. Check in will be at Toll Booth 4 starting at 2pm. Registration for the event is no longer available.
Also, "Legends of Frontierland" was extended and will stick around a little longer.
unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be crowded on Monday as it is Labor Day and all APs are open, but it is also a work/school night, so expect the crowds to decrease by the later afternoon/night. For the rest of the week, expect it to be low to moderate crowds as most schools have started and both parks closing earlier for this short "non-peak" season. Reminder that Halloween Time at the Resort officially starts on Friday, September 12!
Park hours: DL (9am-10pm weekdays, 9am-12am weekends); DCA (9am-9pm weekdays, 9am-10pm weekends). Since the parks are closing earlier during the week, Fantasmic will only be shown Friday-Sunday, World of Color will be shown at 9pm and the "Magical!" fireworks will be shown at 9:25pm daily (weather permitting).
FYI: this is a last full week to participate in "Legends of Frontierland" in Frontierland as it concludes on Monday, September 1st. Also, the Adventure Trading Company's last day in the jungle will be Monday, August 25 and will move onto a new adventure, so make sure to catch them!
unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be quiet to moderately busy this week as many schools go back this week, but there's also still quite a few people getting their end of summer vacation in at the Resort before school starts after Labor Day for them. But, reminder that this weekend is the Disneyland Half Marathon, so expect crowds to pick up Thursday and/or Friday as runners and their families come in for this weekend's events. And make sure to keep an eye out for any road closures late Saturday night to mid Sunday morning if you are coming to the Resort this coming weekend!
July was arguably one of the slowest months of the year (some say the Sunday on Independence Day Weekend was the slowest day of the year). However, we saw crowd levels rise Sat Aug 2, and they've been steady through today (Aug 5). With the Socal passes coming good Aug 18, we should see good crowds throughout the end of the month. - Admin Aug 5, 2014 2:23PM
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