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May 4, 2014 4:38 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 5-4-14
Good morning! This day in Disneyland history, May 4th, 1977: Space Mountain opens in Disneyland.  Not to be confused with the official dedication ceremony which happened a few weeks later on May 27th, 1977.

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Original 1977 commerical


The Disneyland Space mountain is the 2nd Space Mountain to be built in the world, the 1st being the one in WDW which opened in 1975. The idea for Anaheim's attraction originated in the mid 1960s, during Walt Disney's lifetime, as a way to energize the aging Tomorrowland. The project was shelved until the success of Space Mountain in Florida. Disneyland’s Space Mountain was designed by Bill Watkins and is different from the WDW design because of space limitations Disneylands Space Mountain is only about 2/3 the size of the one in Florida.

Check out those snazzy CM space suits! ::giggles::
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Space mountain Disneyland is 118, feet tall and 200 feet wide. The mountain is at the center of a 96,460-square-foot complex then containing a restaurant, an amphitheater and the “starcade”.  It took $20 million (some $3 million more then Disney spent to build the entire amusement park in 1955) and several refinements in computer technology to put the attraction where Disney wanted it in Tomorrowland.

According to Disneyland.disney.go.com: “Mercury 9 and Gemini 5 astronaut Gordon Cooper joined the Space Mountain creative team as a consultant. He wanted to make sure that the attraction incorporated information gleaned during NASA’s early space missions and that the overall experience give Guests a realistic feeling of actual space flight.
Thanks in part to Gordon Cooper’s valuable input, Space Mountain has remained a favorite attraction since its interstellar debut 37 years ago.”



Have YOU been on Disneylands Space Mountain? What do you think of it? Have you had the opportunity to enjoy another version from another park? How did it compare?

Thanks for reading, watching and listening! Hope you all have a SUPER Sunday!

websites referenced:
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I rode this the first time in July 1977.  I had no idea what the ride was like, since I could not see it from the outside.  Grandpa needed someone to ride with him, so they told me it's like Small World.  So I went.  I about died!  Took a few more years before I rode it again.  Now it's one of my favorites.  And although Grandpa is no longer with us, I have an awesome memory of riding this attraction with him for our first time!  β€οΈβ€οΈ - AZDisney  610.4 #343 7:56AM
I'm glad you hhave wonderful memories of your grandfather.  - ILuvSleepingBeauty  235.6 #1578 8:21AM
Haha! Sneaky! And mean but that story made me giggle. Poor thing. Thanks for sharing - misschurro...  7273.7 #14 2:35PM
"Like small world"! πŸ˜‚ sounds like your grandpa has a great sense of humor! Thanks for sharing that with us! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 3:33PM
i never got to ride it in my younger days because i only went to dl 2 times from age 0-21, but i habeheard and seen videos of the older rockets that use to glow in the dark.I love space mnt . before the 50 th anniversary of disneyland space mnt had closed for a year a believe and had rebuilt the track and the support where reinforced deeper for more safety. the asteroid at the top of the lift is still therewith a huge hidden mickey crater on it although its dark now they dont shine light on it anymore but a got it on *gasps flash -this was before my mw days and didnt know better. today there is a hidden donald and a hidden mickey projection comet on the dome thats mega hard to find but am always happy to point them out when i ride with other mws. lol ok - pikarich  5905.3 #22 10:34AM
I'll have to look next trip! Thanks pikarich!  - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 10:51PM
Wow!! I did not know all of this! Thanks - misschurro...  7273.7 #14 7:51AM
Space Mountain is very important to me. It's my favorite attraction in all of Disneyland. I've only been to Space MTN 77.The reason behind my love for the ride goes back to when I was a child. My late father and I had many discussions about Space, the stars, the planets,& space shuttles. Space Mountain is my connection to him. At Father's Day, the anniversary of his passing, his birthday & any other day, I always ride it in his honor. My dad also met with the original astronauts. He worked with the space program too. So I'm sure everyone can see how special this ride is to me. Its my connection to my dad. I also use it as my stress reliever. Since I don't drink, it's the best thing for me. Anyways, thanks for the post!! - Superspacemountainfan  92.4 #3776 3:40PM
Aww. Great that something so special in Disneyland is so close to your heart and it brings wonderful memories of your daddy πŸ˜ŠπŸ’• - misschurro...  7273.7 #14 7:06PM
This brought tears to my eyes! So much that makes this attraction special for you! How cool that your dad met the astronauts too! 😍Thank you for sharing that with us! I hope someday I'll get to enjoy the attraction with you.😊  - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 7:12PM
Oh wow! What a great memory! Thanks for sharing this with us.  - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1143.9 #167 1:56AM
Yay! Awesome post!!! I have missed your  "This Day..." Posts! I have always loved Space Mountain. Thank you for the information!!!!! - Boundin  778.3 #253 4:44PM
Awe! Thanks so much sweetie! I've been so darn busy! Looking forward to summer vacation!  - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 7:05PM
Interesting to read about space mountain. Thanks.  - chads018  702.4 #288 4:42AM
😊 thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 6:07AM
Great post. Guess RCA didn't plan to well for the future. - jacdanfan  12150.4 #6 5:17AM
😊 Disneyland will never be complete. πŸ˜‰ - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 3:38PM
super, out-of-this-world post! thanks Duchess! - FrankenweenieVelinee  3429.3 #44 7:13AM
😊 thanks so much! Glad you liked it!  - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 4:04PM
Such a great post to see on MyFEED!!!  I've missed your awesome history lessons!  I didn't know Disneyland's Space Mountain was the 2nd one to WDW!!!  Informative post, as usual!!! I have been on Disneyland's version of Space Mountain and it unfortunately makes me dizzy, so I don't ride it very often.  I haven't been on any other versions of it.  Thanks so much for doing this and May the 4th be with you,   @@Duchess_SMK!!!  - zenderella  408.9 #564 7:36AM
So glad you enjoyed it Darlin! You're always so kind to me thanks for the encouragement! Bummer about the dizziness! I get like that with the teacups. 😷  - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 4:12PM
No worries as I love the other 3 mountains, especially the Matterhorn! And I love the tea cups, especially the lavendar one! Maybe try them sometime without spinning!  - zenderella  408.9 #564 8:25AM
While Star Wars is nice, it's great to see this post today! Space Mountain is one of my favorite attractions in the park! I will be riding today in honor of the opening! Thanks for another great post @@Duchess_SMK - missmimi90  2033.3 #83 7:53AM
😍 so lucky! Post a pic in the lounge for me of your mission ok? 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 4:14PM
Posted a pic just for you! - missmimi90  2033.3 #83 6:10PM
πŸƒ to πŸ‘€πŸ˜ - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 6:40PM
Another terrific post, including the original art from those days. Always been one of my favorites! - redsoxcarlos  3043.4 #48 8:02AM
Thanks soMuch! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 7:06PM
I know I was there sometime that year and rode this. This is still my cousin's favorite ride in the park. I loved riding it back when I was a kid. That's all I will say. πŸ˜‚. Thank you for another great history post, Duchess!  Awesome, as always! - MeridaFan  4244.1 #36 8:07AM
How did I forget this?   - MeridaFan  4244.1 #36 8:09AM
You mean you don't enjoy the mountain these days?  - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 7:06PM
Fantastic post Duchess you really took us back on this one !! I never realized the space Mountain in Florida was so much bigger.  Guess that's what happens when you have land double to size of Manhattan πŸ˜€πŸ˜€  - polo33  80.3 #4023 9:18AM
So happy you enjoyed it! Thanks! Did you happen to view it on the web version so you could hear hear the SM soundtrack?  - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 7:08PM
πŸŒ€πŸŒ€πŸŒ€πŸŒ€ - LaPearleNoir  2334.0 #71 9:19AM
That's how I feel when I ride space mountain  - LaPearleNoir  2334.0 #71 9:20AM
Awe you poor thing! No fun!  - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 7:08PM
Aww but you road it for me.. My adopted mother..😘😘 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1143.9 #167 1:58AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ AED I told you I only ride for my kids πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - LaPearleNoir  2334.0 #71 8:44PM
Awesome post, so fun to read!! Β Thanks very much for sharing! I love Space Mountain, super fun! My youngest loves it too but my 8 y/o has yet to ride...but he says he will at WDW so we'll see. πŸ’™ - MinnieMousewife  916.3 #206 10:39AM
Thanks Doll! Oh I hope he goes in it for your trip! My 8 year old won't go on it here either! Such a bummer!  - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 10:52PM
I loved being able to see inside Space from the People Mover so I knew what I was getting into before I rode it as a young kid. Well that, and the windows in the queue gave you a pretty good idea. - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  690.8 #297 12:07PM
::sigh:: oh how I miss the peoplemover!  - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 10:54PM
One of our family's favorite rides - fab5  150.0 #2769 12:08PM
Ours too! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 10:54PM
Yay, BEST RIDE EVER!!!! - Superspacemountainfan  92.4 #3776 12:13PM
πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 10:54PM
πŸ‘πŸ‘great history post. Love that original commercial... The girls hair- a rolled pageboyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. And yes, love this attraction and I have not been in any other version. Thank you! - misschurro...  7273.7 #14 2:56PM
So shocked you were the only one to comment on the commercial. I couldn't stop laughing when I found it. πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ πŸ’ that hair!  - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 10:56PM
Omg I love the old commercials. I need to go back in time. - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1143.9 #167 2:00AM
Yes! I LOVE old commercials, too! Fashion and hairstylesπŸ˜‚ - misschurro...  7273.7 #14 6:21AM
Yeah baby! Best day ever!   - spacemountainman  14.1 #9209 4:11PM
- Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 10:56PM
I miss seeing the ride from the cue line and seeing it from the People Mover too. - TrampsLady  1641.8 #107 7:25PM
Me too!  - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 10:56PM
Guess it took almost 10 years to complete. I have the 1968 DL park map and Space Mountain is on the map shown as * Future Attraction." Β The outside looks exactly how it ended up.Β  - polo33  80.3 #4023 8:49PM
Perfection takes βŒ›οΈπŸ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 10:59PM
Yes @duchess-SMKWe definitely should!! - Superspacemountainfan  92.4 #3776 8:51PM
πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ™‹ sa-weeeet!  - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 11:00PM
Oh yeah& I loved the commercial!!! - Superspacemountainfan  92.4 #3776 11:27PM
@Duchess-SMKMaybe during the reunion sometime?? Are you going?? - Superspacemountainfan  92.4 #3776 11:29PM
I am going to the reunion! We'll talk more there k? 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 8:17AM
I just love this ride. I dont know but the feeling takes me back when I was young. I love Everythjng about this ride. I do the countdown and scream the whole way...it's fun. Oh and I have my hands and feet up the whole way. Love the old commercials too.  - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1143.9 #167 2:03AM
😳 you put your hands up?! You are sooooo brave! I'm a big πŸ” and always fear loosing my arms! πŸ˜‚ yay! Another classic commercial lover! πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 8:18AM
The first time I rode Space Mountain with my mom and dad. They were divorced, but celebrated my 10th birthday together for me at the park. It was the only tkme my mom came with me to Disneyland. Since she passed in August, I tell her the night before we are going to Disneyland and I hope she ridea Space with my mini and I. Once we make it out of the tunnel, I say, "Here we go Mom".  May be silly but a new tradtion I have while there.  - LuvsTigger  1675.4 #105 7:03AM
Aww. How sweet. (((Hugs))) - misschurro...  7273.7 #14 7:48AM
That's so cute! Thanks for sharing that with us! 😍😘 - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 8:19AM
I have been to DL a few times before actually being there constantly and never once I knew this existed πŸ™ˆ until in 2010 my husband and I purchased our first AP and he took me on this ride. I didn't know what to expect but I loved it! Such a fun ride!  - KladiaDisneyNinja  292.0 #1001 7:44AM
Oh wow! So you just never ventured into tomorrowland? Glad you finally got to enjoy it! It IS super fun! I agree!  - Duchess_SMK  6501.5 #19 8:22AM
I have but since the last time I was at DL was when I was 12 and the trip was with my parents, they always saw tomorrowland crowded so they stayed away from it and I never knew about SM. I was so happy I felt like a little girl going on her first Disneyland ride! - KladiaDisneyNinja  292.0 #1001 12:31PM
@LuvsTiggerIt is not silly at all!! We all have to have our traditions to  honor those that have passed. I'm sorry about your mom. Best ride to honor her!!! - Superspacemountainfan  92.4 #3776 2:03PM
As a young shoeshine boy, I recall watching....oh wait.. I envy @MickyLumboCM.  But I do remember when this opened and I still love this attraction to this day.  Although, I just made the comment the other day to some other MWers that I miss seeing the coasters go by while you were waiting in the queue. - DisneyDavidEMT  2764.1 #52 8:52PM

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So from the looks of it, there is not even one app made for those of us on android. You know there are millions of people who do not own iPhones. Its kind of rediculous these days not to offer an android version of apps. Would love to help this site grow by donating, but I see no point in that when there appears to be no intrest by the app builders here to support android. I mean how about atleast a partialy functional app so we can feel that theΒ android users are even wanted as a part of the mousewait community.Β I see lots of requests and sad posts about no android, but dont see any replys by the site to the fact that anyone is even working on it.I've checked back here every so offten to see if there is anything for android users, but never bothered joining until today.I just wanted to rant a little, and now I am done.Unfortunalty, at this point I think I am officaily giving up on mousewait.Β Thanks for reading Β and understanding my frustrations ( i hope ) and please everyone........Have a Disney-tastic day!Mark - molney14u  0.1 #105871 11:05AM
I have an iPhone and an old droid. I use the old droid for wait times when my iPhone can't connect and it works fine. There's so many droid phones to have  separate apps for but I hope android makers would start using the basic same code and security but I'm probably wishing on a star for that . I miss my droid but a lot of apps don't work the same.  - secretagentangel  6441.1 #20 8:10PM

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

Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  54.9 #4697 9:01AM
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 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #582 7:05PM
I know it's awesome to know your not alone as a Disneyland freak  - mjpdisney67  37.8 #5481 7:26AM
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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 month of May 2016
The last few weeks have been relatively quiet, but we will see crowds rise as we get to the end of May, especially toward the end of the month when Grad Nite begins. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), crowds averaged in the high 70s (approx 70% capacity), then the Crowd Index rose to the 80s toward the end of the month. Remember, we've seen larger crowds ever since the 60th Celebration began, so keep that in mind when looking at historical Crowd Index data. 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 May 9, 2016 5:42PM



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  643.2 #325 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.6 #7435 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  442.1 #511 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  176.2 #2346 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  271.1 #1185 5:04PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.6 #75655 12:12PM
Have Saturdays been less busy then Tuesdays or Wednesdays recently? - TiDoubleGuhErr  0.3 #88315 12:07AM

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  3780.9 #40 9:42PM
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I miss the  - DisneyMom13  312.2 #869 1:34AM

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


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  6924.7 #16 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7662 10:32PM
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- sunvalgifts  145.3 #2850 7:40AM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
20596

2. Winnie111286
17513.3

3. Melody_CM
17157.4

4. Dave
13817.4

5. Tom
12307

6. jacdanfan
12150.4

7. goofygal
11658.9

8. ShariRenee
10348.6

9. Plumiegirl
10325.3

10. uscdisneyteacher
8403.8


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  6441.1 #20 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.4 #74 8:50AM
Congrats - superdisneyman80  224.6 #1719 8:22PM
Thanks for all of the  - ForeverNeverland  104.3 #3581 3:38PM


 
Deadliest Cast Member SEASON TWO is here! Find out what really happened on Disneyland's 50th Anniversary. Twenty-four hours or real-time action, authentic Disneyland history, and a finale that you'll never forget. EVENTS OCCUR IN REAL TIME. Download it to any device from Amazon here.

Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  1623.2 #109 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  224.9 #1711 7:31PM
@Admin  HOPE you are working on #3!  - Dianat710  58.3 #4574 5:41PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  242.0 #1496 12:45PM

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

1. #MWMEETUP STICKERTUESDAYS PTN PARADE and FIREWORKS
May 31, 2016 06:00pm

2. #MWMEETUP - Show us your Marvel Super Hero side Meetup, Soarin takeover and MORE
Jun 03, 2016 06:00pm

3. #MWMEETUP ONE LAST TIME
Aug 06, 2016 12:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1252.3 #142 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  6441.1 #20 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1252.3 #142 6:03AM
It looks like we need to get more official meet-ups happening in the parks.  πŸ˜„ - LaPearleNoir  2334.0 #71 9:38AM
I do one a week but we need more! We were saying last week to add an Astro blaster to Friday maybe? We could do a monorail or BRMRR sweeper tooπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Plus I'm trying to post a few ahead of time so people can plan. Next week the meetup we do for MW  had to be Friday again but hopefully Tuesday  the next week! We have two very cool ones coming up next month! It's a secret😎😎😎😎 - secretagentangel  6441.1 #20 9:47PM
Your Tuesday night meet up is great but I'm just remembering all the meetups we used to have.  I wonder what the meet ups are next month..... I'll be there with my  - LaPearleNoir  2334.0 #71 10:30PM
i keep ending up with tues classes,  and missing the tues meetups.  so glad i have made a few of them! - MsTikiMermadam  1252.3 #142 6:05AM
I'll post the ones I know about, I'm switching some to weekends too. And maybe get a few others too! 😊 - secretagentangel  6441.1 #20 8:49PM
Would love to be able to attend a meetup someday! - jackattacksmom  19.2 #7750 11:36PM
Hope you can, one day. Loads of fun!! - misschurro...  7273.7 #14 3:31PM
Why does it say "ONE LAST TIME" by August 6th? πŸ€” - Boundin  778.3 #253 9:31PM
I posted that for last years end of some attractions but it made it August so now I need suggestions on what to do one last timeπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - secretagentangel  6441.1 #20 12:35AM

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  474.8 #468 11:41PM

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
26.02

2. Goofytom
15.53

3. teapotsandteacups
8.83

4. sheridanrabbit
5.57

5. DisneyMom13
4.67

6. mamabeam
1.77

7. Dolewhipped
0.56

8. Moog
0.4

9. beentoall
0.37

10. Mckenzie1307
0.32

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  304.6 #916 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  96.3 #3710 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  12307.0 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2783.0 #51 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  96.3 #3710 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2783.0 #51 9:42AM
Any tips on how to keep a game going?  Seems like the past few times I've played Random the other person stops playing and I can't finish the game.  :( - azbellatink  246.2 #1439 12:47AM
Invite  people  to play in the to 10 for the week. We don't  all play everyday but you'll  get your game finished.  - richiii3  1508.5 #116 10:45PM
Yay I made the list!!!!!!  - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  149.5 #2777 7:02PM
 YOU!!! Having fun playing!! - DisneyMom13  312.2 #869 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoall  865.9 #0 2:19AM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey
7890.32

2. Stitch_Legacy
5143.16

3. RickChavez
3671.63

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4731.18

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8
4484.94

7. DLKenCA
2763.72

8. IDVandalSkipperCM
2579.84

9. Dave
13817.4

10. LilSterner
5737.09



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4515.8 #31 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  10348.6 #8 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4515.8 #31 10:56PM

Did you know that almost everything in MouseWait can be found with a few taps in the MagicSearch bar? Did you know that we add things to MagicSearch weekly (i.e. requests from you--see below)? MagicSearch enables ONE-THUMB searching to help you find individual menu items, vegetarian or gluten free food, reviews, wait times (even restaurant wait times), exclusive insider Disneyland tips, annual pass holder, parking info, Star Wars Park info, celebrities, Disneyland news, Hidden Mickeys, crowd forecasts (unFORECAST), Photopass, birthdays, refurbishment info, and amazing content from almost a million pages of original content in the MouseWait Lounge. 

This is an  app. Thank you @@@Admin - LiveLaughLoveDisney  298.0 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM

Deadliest Cast Member Season One & Two + VOYAGEERS Multiplaner & Great Storyteller are both available to read on Kindle Unlimited! You can sign up for a free 30 day trial of Kindle Unlimited and read all four books at no charge! Go here to access the books on Amazon. Thanks for your support! 

- MommyandBash  416.1 #553 4:52PM
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We want more books - sctoaonk75  286.1 #1036 7:42PM
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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  2009.2 #86 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  421.0 #545 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
Just spent $100. Surely not my last order this month - Dianat710  58.3 #4574 4:46PM
Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  145.3 #2850 9:45AM

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

1. CobbPR
6910

2. uscdisneyteacher
6676

3. Winnie111286
6457

4. Dave
6162

5. BaseballMickey
5972

6. misschurro...
5912

7. Plumiegirl
5559

8. Duchess_SMK
5480

9. pikarich
5419

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4515.8 #31 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  476.8 #465 8:06PM


Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.5 #34 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  3780.9 #40 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1229.6 #148 3:48PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2091 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1252.3 #142 5:56AM
Nice, my first time on the list and I have 2! Thank you!   - sunvalgifts  145.3 #2850 11:56AM
Oops! It didn't seem to post the first time lol. Sorry for the double post.  - sunvalgifts  145.3 #2850 11:58AM
Thank you to all who post from the park!! Love seeing the park when I cannot be there. - snowgrey  7.9 #13319 2:49PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.1 #4609 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  87.5 #3867 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2824.2 #50 9:33AM
I miss the Electrical Parade.  My mom was actually covering a story about the Electrical Parade and got to ride in one of the vehicles.  - RetroDisneyPins2002  42.7 #5220 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  312.2 #869 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  609.8 #344 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7119 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  46.8 #5046 7:25PM

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  2447.8 #63 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  312.2 #869 6:28PM
Oh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ just realized that post was 2+ years oldπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well people are still taking turns very slowly. Maybe it's the app, not the players.  - DisneyMom13  312.2 #869 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2824.2 #50 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4244.1 #36 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #68416 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  416.1 #553 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  1508.5 #116 2:20PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Fantasmicfan1
1921.64

2. Winnie111286
1871.47

3. Melody_CM
1274.6

4. secretagentangel
823.59

5. ShariRenee
725.33

6. Coaster
633.6

7. grumpypapa
486.37

8. jacdanfan
388.43

9. goofygal
305.6

10. Tom
290.8



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  17157.4 #3 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2334.0 #71 1:11PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  796.0 #242 9:59AM
Yippeeeee!!!! I made the list!!!  - dizzneyfan  609.8 #344 7:17AM
Wow, top of the list:-) - beentoall  865.9 #0 5:40AM

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