lakers unofficial
MR-banner600
Duchess_SMK    
 5818.8 #14 (DL Qual #6

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.

tunnel

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::
cms

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:
mousewait.com
thisdayindisneyhistory.com
disneyland.disney.go.com
waltsapartment.com
soundcloud.com
meethteworldinprogressland.blogspot.com
mousetroop.blogspot.com

Tagged in: Disney History  
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  610.2 #289 7:56AM
I'm glad you hhave wonderful memories of your grandfather.  - ILuvSleepingBeauty  215.3 #1695 8:21AM
Haha! Sneaky! And mean but that story made me giggle. Poor thing. Thanks for sharing - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4695.9 #20 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  5818.8 #14 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  3337.1 #31 10:34AM
I'll have to look next trip! Thanks pikarich!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 10:51PM
Wow!! I did not know all of this! Thanks - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4695.9 #20 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  82.8 #3682 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’• - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4695.9 #20 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  5818.8 #14 7:12PM
Oh wow! What a great memory! Thanks for sharing this with us.  - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  734.4 #222 1:56AM
Yay! Awesome post!!! I have missed your  "This Day..." Posts! I have always loved Space Mountain. Thank you for the information!!!!! - Boundin  545.4 #329 4:44PM
Awe! Thanks so much sweetie! I've been so darn busy! Looking forward to summer vacation!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 7:05PM
Interesting to read about space mountain. Thanks.  - chads018  212.0 #1740 4:42AM
😊 thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 6:07AM
Great post. Guess RCA didn't plan to well for the future. - jacdanfan  7804.4 #4 5:17AM
😊 Disneyland will never be complete. πŸ˜‰ - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 3:38PM
super, out-of-this-world post! thanks Duchess! - FrankenweenieVelinee  1621.1 #85 7:13AM
😊 thanks so much! Glad you liked it!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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 #487 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  5818.8 #14 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 #487 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  1591.4 #87 7:53AM
😍 so lucky! Post a pic in the lounge for me of your mission ok? 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 4:14PM
Posted a pic just for you! - missmimi90  1591.4 #87 6:10PM
πŸƒ to πŸ‘€πŸ˜ - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 6:40PM
Another terrific post, including the original art from those days. Always been one of my favorites! - redsoxcarlos  1249.3 #112 8:02AM
Thanks soMuch! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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  3466.6 #28 8:07AM
How did I forget this?   - MeridaFan  3466.6 #28 8:09AM
You mean you don't enjoy the mountain these days?  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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  63.6 #4048 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  5818.8 #14 7:08PM
πŸŒ€πŸŒ€πŸŒ€πŸŒ€ - LaPearleNoir  1301.6 #106 9:19AM
That's how I feel when I ride space mountain  - LaPearleNoir  1301.6 #106 9:20AM
Awe you poor thing! No fun!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 7:08PM
Aww but you road it for me.. My adopted mother..😘😘 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  734.4 #222 1:58AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ AED I told you I only ride for my kids πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - LaPearleNoir  1301.6 #106 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  805.2 #197 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  5818.8 #14 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  633.1 #271 12:07PM
::sigh:: oh how I miss the peoplemover!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 10:54PM
One of our family's favorite rides - fab5  40.4 #4777 12:08PM
Ours too! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 10:54PM
Yay, BEST RIDE EVER!!!! - Superspacemountainfan  82.8 #3682 12:13PM
πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4695.9 #20 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  5818.8 #14 10:56PM
Omg I love the old commercials. I need to go back in time. - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  734.4 #222 2:00AM
Yes! I LOVE old commercials, too! Fashion and hairstylesπŸ˜‚ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4695.9 #20 6:21AM
Yeah baby! Best day ever!   - spacemountainman  14.1 #7833 4:11PM
- Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 10:56PM
I miss seeing the ride from the cue line and seeing it from the People Mover too. - TrampsLady  1641.1 #82 7:25PM
Me too!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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  63.6 #4048 8:49PM
Perfection takes βŒ›οΈπŸ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 10:59PM
Yes @duchess-SMKWe definitely should!! - Superspacemountainfan  82.8 #3682 8:51PM
πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ™‹ sa-weeeet!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 11:00PM
Oh yeah& I loved the commercial!!! - Superspacemountainfan  82.8 #3682 11:27PM
@Duchess-SMKMaybe during the reunion sometime?? Are you going?? - Superspacemountainfan  82.8 #3682 11:29PM
I am going to the reunion! We'll talk more there k? 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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}  734.4 #222 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  5818.8 #14 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  986.0 #163 7:03AM
Aww. How sweet. (((Hugs))) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4695.9 #20 7:48AM
That's so cute! Thanks for sharing that with us! 😍😘 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 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  266.8 #1090 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  5818.8 #14 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  266.8 #1090 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  82.8 #3682 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  1610.3 #86 8:52PM

Thanked by:  chads018 212.0 #1740   mickeylumboCM 777.2 #207   jacdanfan 7804.4 #4   GrumpyPirateDad 1817.7 #75   shortyrock760 24.9 #5852   LuvsTigger 986.0 #163   UTDISNEYFAMILY 1407.6 #98   MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz 1126.4 #133   chrismis21 492.6 #381    1621.1 #85   ThinkTink23 27.3 #5600   WishIWereThere 262.5 #1128   Zendurella 408.9 #487   X-WingNikki 849.3 #166   E-Ticket 1193.5 #122   DisneyGrandma 738.5 #221   TiggersAndTinks 114.3 #3190   PrincessCindy 120.8 #3062   AZDisney🌡 610.2 #289   redsoxcarlos 1249.3 #112   MyPunzel711 31.5 #0   MeridaFan 3466.6 #28   HandMeAChurroImmaFaint 4695.9 #20   Bunnie 466.1 #405   DisneylandOrBust 353.2 #0   Tom 7684.3 #5   MarshaMouse 4074.4 #24   janetdisney24 47.4 #4505   LaPearleNoir 1301.6 #106   Miitiimewitemouse 2.1 #56648   sofiathefirst 1.1 #62744   mymick 6.8 #12664   pikarich 3337.1 #31   MinnieMousewife 805.2 #197   hatgal76 415.4 #473   kilbournfamily 21.5 #6298   draven898 562.9 #315   Admin   RadiatorSprings4Ever 942.6 #167   erinmw3 17.5 #6978   LBChica 2035.3 #61   Willierose 2046.5 #60   50sKid 203.1 #1855   goofydad909 1968.8 #64   erinten 483.0 #388   Superspacemountainfan 82.8 #3682   HauntedMansionDiva 282.4 #941   TheDroidYouAreLookingFor 409.4 #485   vauxy 66.0 #3997   robmurow 3121.3 #36   Boundin 545.4 #329   uscdisneyteacher 7223.2 #8   DisneyMakesMeSmile 533.3 #342   ColoradoSoprano 39.2 #4823   secretagentangel 1322.8 #104   Ericksenator 376.3 #540   WaltDisneyFan 57.0 #4203   JediKitty 715.1 #228   keepmovingforward 133.7 #2852   boogiemouse 11.0 #9027   Pudgeman 631.6 #274   Loren21 7.5 #11735   beedub 0.7 #68681   Yen-Sidious 37.3 #4914   dizzneyfan 47.1 #4518   Gabster1 591.6 #300   KladiaDisneyNinja 266.8 #1090   carminaire 617.7 #283   OhanaPhoto 3354.0 #30   tpet28ping 16.7 #7159  
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  1063.4 #146 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  665.4 #252 6:30PM
Sounds fun!! - HappyPrincess  25.0 #5839 10:48AM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  29.9 #5391 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1063.4 #146 1:21PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
6485.99

2. Stitch_Legacy
5061.23

3. RickChavez
3276.17

4. ScooterMike
1962.16

5. SPandEvLover
3215.67

6. IDVandalSkipperCM
2278.11

7. caramiapoohAKAface
3285.67

8. Dave
12045

9. Duchess_SMK
5818.78

10. JustCantWait
1115



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

Thank you everyone! You do a great job keeping us in the know and making MW a must have for Disney info!!! - Boundin  545.4 #329 10:33PM
Seriously, thank you so much! Being that we can only afford to go a couple times a year, this helps keep my Disneyland "craving" in balance  - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 3:47PM
Yes!  Same here.   - DisLUVney  559.3 #319 2:36PM
Some of my faves!!! - TinkerSchelle  1256.9 #110 11:09PM
Truly...thank you! Between the CMs and our friends that share their experiences, Β stickers, raks and more... the Disney experience can live each day in all our hearts..in or outside of the parks - azcoolmom  209.9 #1771 8:38PM

La Brea Bakery is the Official Restaurant of MouseWait! Thank you for supporting our partners. Join us Tuesdays 8pm at La Brea for Sticker Night. La Brea offers MouseWaiters a 15% discount during official MouseWait Meetups (Sticker Nights every Tuesday night, and other meetups that we announce in the Lounge).

Yay! Thanks for joining this awesome community! - simba77  311.7 #751 10:04PM
- luxkitty  2052.5 #59 3:11PM
Delicious food and wonderful tea! Better  than anything inside the park - JediJT  0.4 #77067 5:24PM
I like to bring home a box of baked goods and a sandwich.  The next day i can eat and unpack and extend the dl experience. - MsTikiMermadam  51.7 #4362 6:49PM

Our Favorite Things: This is a list of the top things added to our popular ToDo List feature inside the app (based on the number of times added to a ToDo List):

Popular Restaurants : 1. Big Thunder Ranch BBQ
2. Blue Bayou 31 rue royal
3. Cafe Orleans

Popular Attractions :1. Pirates of the Caribbean
2. Indiana Jones Adventure 46"
3. Haunted Mansion


New Orleans Square attractions are best.  - CM_Shadowgamer  2380.1 #48 7:23PM
 I agree,for life - bonedaddy909  1201.6 #121 6:56AM
Completely agree!!!       - adisneyfamily  832.1 #190 10:23AM
Gotta love NOS!    - grumpypapa  2761.4 #39 4:12AM
Don't forget the food too! - quote  22.6 #0 11:53AM
It's such a beautiful area. - LaPearleNoir  1301.6 #106 6:32AM
Nooooo captain EO needs to go! - hairdog67  258.6 #1162 4:17PM
Agreed! - KingdomKeeper1210  29.1 #0 3:17PM
What!!?? Nooooo!!!! - CaptainEOlove  4.6 #18206 12:40PM
Agree!!! - bondfamluvsdisney  2.1 #56585 9:54PM
They returned @grumpyinphx 's glass slipper. Oh wait, I'm not sure he wanted me to tell that story. Ooops.  - Maddernhorn  199.0 #1902 10:58AM
See can't tell you anything. ..lol - grumpyinphx  228.4 #1525 12:09PM

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
54.57

2. Goofytom
29.5

3. DisneylandOrBust
16.26

4. richiii3
10.26

5. SplashLover24
6.76

6. Dolewhipped
3.91

7. emily.northcutt.94
3.46

8. Boundin
3.34

9. DarthTinkerbell
1.83

10. Tom
1.81

 

What the! I made a top 10 list! I lose like half my games but at least I play. Atora should know, she made a fool of me. What was it 28 to 12? - philliprocks  928.2 #169 6:51PM
Ouch! She's pretty tough to beat. - sawman911  665.4 #252 10:19PM
Ready for a rematch? 😈 - Atora  2274.9 #53 5:49PM
If I say yes, I'm lying. If I say no I'm a sissy  - philliprocks  928.2 #169 7:46PM
Hahahaha!  - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 6:51PM
Woo woo! Look at you! - BellesLibrary  402.6 #497 3:36PM
You're just the 9th loser! Loser - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:11PM
And you're a sissy anyway - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:11PM
I smell a recount due to dangling chads @philliprocks⚠ - MickeyLumboCM  777.2 #207 7:06PM
Wow congrats Phillip! You're moving on up!  - BellesLibrary  402.6 #497 5:41PM
Annnnnnnnnd.... ur gone - SpiritOfAdventure  1029.4 #152 11:24PM
Whaaaaaa??? I'm on The List! I...... I feel so honored! I don't know what to say! Id like to thanks my parents for.... Lol jk. Kind of shocked. I usually lose. - BellesLibrary  402.6 #497 11:34PM
It's inconceivable!  - DonaldRox  36.8 #4946 11:29AM
DisneylandOrBust, DonaldRox and MadLeota are fun players!!! I am learning a lot!!!!! - Boundin  545.4 #329 6:20PM

Thanked by:   Ray1man   Shameekz   Tom   20 More Thanks DarthTinkerbell   Boundin   richiii3  
Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
14985.2

2. Dave
12045

3. Plumiegirl
8344.2

4. jacdanfan
7804.42

5. Tom
7684.25

6. goofygal
7622.57

7. apesandmonkeys
7554.87

8. uscdisneyteacher
7223.19

9. CobbPR
6905.73

10. Bullseye
6688.75


Mr.7, that was fast. And I think it's been less than a year since you joined right? Thanks for sharing your talent with us - philliprocks  928.2 #169 6:08PM
Haha - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 12:33PM
Number 6 now - philliprocks  928.2 #169 2:09PM
5* - AshleyRae-  122.7 #3023 3:25PM
Thank you for your contributions! - Song  1705.8 #78 11:18AM
- PrincessCarmen  2596.5 #41 5:41PM
@BULLSEYE 😍😍😍✨✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  1256.9 #110 3:08PM
Bullseye - TinkerSchelle  1256.9 #110 3:08PM
- TinkerSchelle  1256.9 #110 10:12AM

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

Update for week of Monday, January 19, 2015:

Park Hours: DL: 8am-11pm (Monday), 10am-8pm (Tuesday-Thursday), 9am-11pm (Friday/Saturday), 8am-12am (Sunday). 

DCA: 8am-10pm (Monday), 10am-8pm (Tuesday-Thursday), 9am-9pm (Friday/Saturday), 8am-10pm (Sunday). 

Attraction Closures: All of Critter Country (re-opening April 2015), Haunted Mansion (opens Friday 1/23), Matterhorn (May 2015), Sleeping Beauty Castle (March 2015), Snow White Grotto (May 2015), Pacific Wharf Cafe (re-opens 2/6), Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (re-opens in March), Soarin over California (re-opens May 2015), Taste Pilots' Grill (re-opens in 3/13). 

This week's "Wednesday with Walt" AP presentation is a look into "The Story of the Silly Symphony". Make sure to pick up a wristband with a valid AP at the Main Street Opera House starting at 12noon on Wednesday to attend one of the presentations that evening. 

unForecast Prediction: Expect it to be quiet this week (CIs in the 50s-low 70s). For the weekend, expect the parks to be moderately busy with CIs in the low 70s-80s, as this is "non-peak" season.

Have a great week MWers!  - BaseballMickey_CM Jan 20, 2015 11:11AM



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  352.8 #599 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6795 11:53PM
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  114.3 #3190 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  216.8 #1668 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  356.7 #586 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1256.9 #110 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  167.6 #2321 4:40PM

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! 

How cool! Hmmmm now to find someone who needs tickets! - Shameekz  41.3 #4729 3:14PM
Does it include purchasing so cal resident discunted tickets? - HappyPrincess  25.0 #5839 11:49PM
Umm... Excellent question - BeatleMike  565.2 #314 11:23PM
Also doesn't include D23 memberships. ugh. - DLKenCA  1855.0 #73 8:57AM
That's fabulous!!  Thanks!!! - BagGal  230.6 #30 2:54PM

GOAT EFFECT is finally here for iOS! #SaveTheGoat by knocking the dynamite out of his mouth and see how high you can run your score up! Press on your High Score on the main page to see where you rank in Game Center. Have fun!

- jacdanfan  7804.4 #4 7:44PM
- MadameLeota  1932.0 #69 1:06PM
- pamntink  36.5 #4958 4:34PM
- MimiMouse  1043.2 #150 9:33PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Jungle Cruise closed Jan 7-9
Matterhorn Bobsleds closed through May 15
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh closed Jan 12-April 2
Haunted Mansion closed Jan 12-22
Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes closed Jan 12-April 2
Splash Mountain closed Jan 12-April 2
it's a small world closed Jan 26-Feb 5

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Pacific Wharf Cafe closed through Feb 5
Boudin Bakery Tour closed through Jan 26
Soarin' Over California closed through May 14
Taste Pilot's Grill closed through March 12
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail closed Jan 20-March 12
Grizzly River Run closed Jan 20-Mar 19

Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.6 #783 8:33AM
Did anyone ride Canal Boats today? Anything to report? - MelodyMouse  3494.0 #27 9:10PM
Did you see the photos yesterday, they have the canal ride  frozen land where old mill was. - secretagentangel  1322.8 #104 2:39PM
hardly anything open!  I know - I know - the diamond anniversary- doesn't make sense to travel there with nothing open.   - Sfarrell  80.9 #3712 7:31PM
Why not? I've had a blast all week!! - MissMolly  1265.8 #109 11:42AM
Some may not agree, but I don't think it's that bad. I would be bummed to miss some attractions if it was my one trip of the year, but the crowds are low and the missing attractions will be better than ever in a few months.  - chrismis21  492.6 #381 2:46PM
Me too @Missmolly! - ShariRenee  5017.5 #17 5:50PM
I hope they're changing the matterhorn bobsled seats.  Went once after the last refurbishment and NEVER again.  I literally bruised my tailbone. Everyone had back pain for the rest of the day.   - fancyshmancy1999  5.1 #16190 1:04AM

Thanked by:   Tom   carminaire   kimdis   12 More Thanks epyon8250   disneytime29   MissMolly  
The Season Two cover is revealed through an epic trailer--a tribute to Walt Disney. Check it out below and go here to get more info on MouseWait's hit series Deadliest Cast Member. Follow us on Facebook here

Looks good - Chumash28  1079.8 #143 4:48PM
How exciting! Always love your trailers! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 7:42AM
I can't wait to start reading this.  - grumpypapa  2761.4 #39 7:23PM
When oh when will this be available on iTunes?!?! I have never finished a book so quickly. I am rereading it with my son while anxiously waiting for season 2 to be iTunes ready. Please hurry! - snitsos  26.7 #5655 9:54PM

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 MagicRace!

1. MeridaFan
41630

2. jacdanfan
40000

3. MelodyMouse
40000

4. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
31750

5. PrincessCindy
25400

6. secretagentangel
24900

7. debbiev
24250

8. DisneyGrandma
21000

9. draven898
20200

10. nataska1989
20000

 

A list I made....for spending money!! Figures... - debbiev  904.2 #176 2:42PM
Lol - robmurow  3121.3 #36 4:03PM
Haha, @MeridaFan my husband knows me too well!! - debbiev  904.2 #176 10:06PM
Me too! hahahaha - luxkitty  2052.5 #59 8:34PM
πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ - debbiev  904.2 #176 11:31AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Lilogirl1  53.4 #4311 7:13PM
This list is awesome!!!! LOL We already know Dave spends the most on food and 2BON2B spends the most on dolls. It's funny to think of other possibilities! Great job contributing everyone!!! - MrsSchnooks  2922.8 #37 11:54AM
I just figured out that if you buy 1500 at a time it is a major deal.  but then you get too tempted and buy EVERYTHING!!!!!:D - secretagentangel  1322.8 #104 8:57PM
The dolls! πŸ‘€ - missariel33  1683.3 #81 8:01PM
I spend too much $$ on Disney purses. luxkitty can you relate? Lol - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 9:43PM
Yep @apesandmonkeys lol - luxkitty  2052.5 #59 5:01PM
 Spend too much on everything!  πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3466.6 #28 3:06PM
Shhh!😳😳don't tell my husband πŸ˜‚ - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1009.2 #158 10:00PM
Thank you Admin, for the Costco iTunes card tip and for the generous double credits which, if my math is correct, were actually quadrupled somehow! I'm stunned and grateful.  - MelodyMouse  3494.0 #27 8:20AM
@luxkitty bumped you off sorry πŸ˜‚ - draven898  562.9 #315 1:49PM
Awww man! I gotta step my game up now! Lol - luxkitty  2052.5 #59 2:13PM

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  2761.4 #39 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  11.9 #8625 10:32PM
- MissAmericaSings  360.5 #574 5:36PM
Loved watching this video now I want the book!! - missdisney925  114.7 #3179 3:08PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. ShariRenee
324.18

2. jacdanfan
241.82

3. goofygal
234.48

4. Winnie111286
226.48

5. KennyV
217.56

6. Tom
200.57

7. LaBelleParis
196.18

8. Dave
184.16

9. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
153.01

10. grumpypapa
148.85



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS


Thanked by:   ShariRenee   TinkerSchelle   LaPearleNoir  
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 still have not received my credits from the birthday bash? - vegashappyhaunts  98.1 #3450 6:01PM
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 #1826 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  13.5 #8034 3:57PM
I have done this form multiple times and I never get the points :( - Disney4life  59.2 #4151 10:43PM
Please send a ticket into support and let them know. - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4695.9 #20 8:45AM
They helped me get the points. - Winnie111286  2322.0 #50 10:21AM
- Calypso  857.9 #187 12:38PM

Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends with our new WEB VERSION of the TRIVILATOR! Play single or multi-player games real-time with people from all over the world. You can also play on your iOS device with our app.

I've only been playing random players and that is definitely hit or miss. Anyone who wants to start a game with me is more than welcome!! Plus - you'll probably win! Lol - MissAcroBRAT  244.5 #1313 8:13AM
Just sent you a couple of invites. Let's play - Goofytom  1063.4 #146 4:06PM
I love this game! If anyone wants to play, I'm willing! - DisneylandOrBust  353.2 #0 10:02AM
I sent some invites too!!!! - DisneyPrincessT  75.9 #3788 10:40AM
I haven't played in a while so if anyone wants a game start one and you might get some easier points ;) - chrismis21  492.6 #381 3:19PM

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  886.5 #177 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1256.9 #110 10:53PM
- mckelfam  32.6 #5178 8:46PM
Loooooved it! - melissa_ficent  318.5 #725 9:57PM

Read Episode One of Deadliest Cast Member FREE on Amazon and iTunes!

I downloaded this before a very long road trip, and it kept me entertained the whole time (well, except when I was taking my turn at the wheel, safety first!).  - Geekery  401.5 #498 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #12581 1:03PM
Just got it! Can't stop reading it. I am already starting chaper 16. Love how all the details of DL are woven into the story. - Tiggerific  337.1 #644 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
Loved them all! - MinnieCarman  251.1 #1232 8:26PM
Thank you MinnieCarman! - Admin  2:40PM
thanks! I just got the first one for my kindle!  - LuvMySmallWorld  28.9 #5471 9:09AM


 
MONTHLY WAIT TIME LEADERS REAL-TIME: Thank you to everyone who enters accurate wait times--you earn MouseRank Points, Credits, worldwide fame, and wealth beyond your wildest dreams when you enter wait times at the Park (ok maybe not the last two things). Please remember to ONLY enter wait times that you have verified in person, this improves our algorithm substantially, thanks!

1. jacdanfan
240.88

2. goofygal
233.85

3. ShariRenee
198.8

4. Tom
153.07

5. Coaster
109.95

6. u163665
105.68

7. HARR_E
92.1

8. grumpypapa
76.03

9. Song
69.88

10. moolandr
63.88

 

SEE THE TOP 100

my heroes! - MelodyMouse  3494.0 #27 12:47PM
You guys rock! Thank you! - piratelife4me  863.8 #186 11:09AM
πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Thanks for your contributions! - LaPearleNoir  1301.6 #106 12:06PM

Thanked by:   Boundin   Tom   ShariRenee   pirateflip   piratelife4me  

 
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.

I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  26.7 #5655 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
- luxkitty  2052.5 #59 12:00AM
Thanks for the sticker!!!luxkitty - GoofyMom77  642.3 #264 12:19PM
- NascarDave  296.6 #843 6:30PM
- richiii3  328.5 #677 9:08AM

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


I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1256.9 #110 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1301.6 #106 2:27PM
There are no current events, hmm. Meet-up anyone?  - FrankenweenieVelinee  1621.1 #85 8:57PM
I would love to - mini_MINNIE   1019.3 #156 2:28PM
Coffee - MickeyLumboCM  777.2 #207 8:51AM
mini_MINNIE  MickeyLumboCM Shall we host the Great Coffee-Meet-up at Market House? (provided that MrsLumbo can cover your dusting-the-plates chores?) - FrankenweenieVelinee  1621.1 #85 9:46AM
She won't let me out this week - MickeyLumboCM  777.2 #207 2:34PM
MickeyLumboCM can't you just sneak out the window and leave pillows under the blanket? - philliprocks  928.2 #169 11:09AM
@philliprocks Oh she's on to that trick. Now i distract her with del taco coupons - MickeyLumboCM  777.2 #207 12:52PM
We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 8 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! - secretagentangel  1322.8 #104 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1322.8 #104 10:47PM

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  1407.6 #98 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  385.3 #521 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I always use this when I shop on Amazon  - Plumiegirl  8344.2 #3 11:26PM
I didn't know about this. I'll do it next time I'm going to shop with Amazon! - melissameow  17.2 #7030 3:23AM

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

1. CobbPR
6525

2. uscdisneyteacher
5585

3. Dave
4905

4. BaseballMickey_CM
4708

5. Stitch_Legacy
4472

6. Duchess_SMK
4413

7. ElSuperRaton
4197

8. Plumiegirl
4016

9. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
3643

10. LoneRAYnger
3616



SEE THE TOP 100

Take me to your Quality Leaders - MelodyMouse  3494.0 #27 1:04PM
Phillip is on another list! My hit list! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:41PM
Them is fighting words - philliprocks  928.2 #169 1:57PM
It's not nice to hit  - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3928.3 #25 6:41PM
But sometimes he deserves it! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 10:00AM
He throws Rocks doe - RickChavez  3276.2 #33 3:07PM
I was excited for this until reading a little more and for the dinning packages I think they aren't making this affordable for the average person. Also, I hate world of color cause you have to stand so if you get a fast pass through the machines I hope you don't have to stand - Disneyprincessvmk  46.9 #4528 11:36PM
Anyone here in DL today would like some company for a few hours? - jamesmuller8  0.0 #64324 1:07PM
Soo nice you asked, I wish I were there now, will be later though - TinkerbellRings  1.5 #59262 9:29AM

Your Donations Help Us Make MouseWait Better!

TOP MWs of the WEEK

1.ShariRenee 169.1 #17  
2.LaBelleParis 93.89 #129  
3.MrsSchnooks 85.35 #37  
4.Winnie111286 62.64 #50  
5.Dave 60.99 #2  
6.grumpypapa 59.35 #39  
7.IDVandalSkipperCM 57.9 #52  
8.jacdanfan 54.1 #4  
9.Fantasmicfan1 49.34 #383  
10.Atora 47.61 #53  

MW Quality Top 100    Monthly Leaders   Top 100 MouseRank Leaders  Top 50 News  Monthly Wait Time Leaders


Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon.com and MouseWait benefits from your purchases!








Get Disneyland and MouseWait News before anyone else! Join our Priority Text List today.


By UsernameBy Keyword
See what's happening LIVE at Disneyland!