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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 #341 7:56AM
I'm glad you hhave wonderful memories of your grandfather.  - ILuvSleepingBeauty  235.6 #1565 8:21AM
Haha! Sneaky! And mean but that story made me giggle. Poor thing. Thanks for sharing - misschurro  7093.3 #15 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  6475.4 #18 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  5708.7 #21 10:34AM
I'll have to look next trip! Thanks pikarich!  - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 10:51PM
Wow!! I did not know all of this! Thanks - misschurro  7093.3 #15 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  92.2 #3760 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  7093.3 #15 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  6475.4 #18 7:12PM
Oh wow! What a great memory! Thanks for sharing this with us.  - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1143.7 #163 1:56AM
Yay! Awesome post!!! I have missed your  "This Day..." Posts! I have always loved Space Mountain. Thank you for the information!!!!! - Boundin  776.6 #249 4:44PM
Awe! Thanks so much sweetie! I've been so darn busy! Looking forward to summer vacation!  - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 7:05PM
Interesting to read about space mountain. Thanks.  - chads018  701.7 #280 4:42AM
😊 thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 6:07AM
Great post. Guess RCA didn't plan to well for the future. - jacdanfan  11749.9 #6 5:17AM
😊 Disneyland will never be complete. πŸ˜‰ - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 3:38PM
super, out-of-this-world post! thanks Duchess! - FrankenweenieVelinee  3276.6 #44 7:13AM
😊 thanks so much! Glad you liked it!  - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 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 #559 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  6475.4 #18 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 #559 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 #82 7:53AM
😍 so lucky! Post a pic in the lounge for me of your mission ok? 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 4:14PM
Posted a pic just for you! - missmimi90  2033.3 #82 6:10PM
πŸƒ to πŸ‘€πŸ˜ - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 6:40PM
Another terrific post, including the original art from those days. Always been one of my favorites! - redsoxcarlos  2985.5 #47 8:02AM
Thanks soMuch! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 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  4243.8 #36 8:07AM
How did I forget this?   - MeridaFan  4243.8 #36 8:09AM
You mean you don't enjoy the mountain these days?  - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 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  80.2 #4005 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  6475.4 #18 7:08PM
πŸŒ€πŸŒ€πŸŒ€πŸŒ€ - LaPearleNoir  2183.6 #74 9:19AM
That's how I feel when I ride space mountain  - LaPearleNoir  2183.6 #74 9:20AM
Awe you poor thing! No fun!  - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 7:08PM
Aww but you road it for me.. My adopted mother..😘😘 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1143.7 #163 1:58AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ AED I told you I only ride for my kids πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - LaPearleNoir  2183.6 #74 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 #205 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  6475.4 #18 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 #291 12:07PM
::sigh:: oh how I miss the peoplemover!  - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 10:54PM
One of our family's favorite rides - fab5  150.0 #2758 12:08PM
Ours too! 😍 - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 10:54PM
Yay, BEST RIDE EVER!!!! - Superspacemountainfan  92.2 #3760 12:13PM
πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 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  7093.3 #15 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  6475.4 #18 10:56PM
Omg I love the old commercials. I need to go back in time. - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1143.7 #163 2:00AM
Yes! I LOVE old commercials, too! Fashion and hairstylesπŸ˜‚ - misschurro  7093.3 #15 6:21AM
Yeah baby! Best day ever!   - spacemountainman  14.1 #9126 4:11PM
- Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 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  6475.4 #18 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  80.2 #4005 8:49PM
Perfection takes βŒ›οΈπŸ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 10:59PM
Yes @duchess-SMKWe definitely should!! - Superspacemountainfan  92.2 #3760 8:51PM
πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ™‹ sa-weeeet!  - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 11:00PM
Oh yeah& I loved the commercial!!! - Superspacemountainfan  92.2 #3760 11:27PM
@Duchess-SMKMaybe during the reunion sometime?? Are you going?? - Superspacemountainfan  92.2 #3760 11:29PM
I am going to the reunion! We'll talk more there k? 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 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}  1143.7 #163 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  6475.4 #18 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  7093.3 #15 7:48AM
That's so cute! Thanks for sharing that with us! 😍😘 - Duchess_SMK  6475.4 #18 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 #995 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  6475.4 #18 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 #995 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  92.2 #3760 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  2740.7 #50 8:52PM

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2. Breakfast Meetup at Tangaroa Terrace
May 01, 2016 09:00am

3. #MWMEETUP #MWBLAST TO THE PAST DAPPER DAYS MEETUP, PHOTOS and more!
May 01, 2016 12:00pm

4. May the 4th be with us pika style
May 04, 2016 06:00pm

5. Az meet up
May 28, 2016 06:00pm

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

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1239.0 #145 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  5598.0 #23 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1239.0 #145 6:03AM
It looks like we need to get more official meet-ups happening in the parks.  πŸ˜„ - LaPearleNoir  2183.6 #74 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  5598.0 #23 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  2183.6 #74 10:30PM
i keep ending up with tues classes,  and missing the tues meetups.  so glad i have made a few of them! - MsTikiMermadam  1239.0 #145 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  5598.0 #23 8:49PM
Sad but won't be there until 2017 but would really love to meet some of you incredible people - mjpdisney67  31.2 #5998 6:45PM
Would love to be able to attend a meetup someday! - jackattacksmom  19.0 #7724 11:36PM

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#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4422.0 #33 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  9623.2 #9 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4422.0 #33 10:56PM

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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  2420.3 #63 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  296.8 #962 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  296.8 #962 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2783.4 #49 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4243.8 #36 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #68010 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  408.1 #561 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  1369.4 #130 2:20PM

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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 April 2016
Spring Break traffic continues to make the Parks busy, however, we've made it past the heaviest part of Spring Break. Expect strong crowd levels through April 11th, and then things should slow down a bit. Look for crowds to pick up again at the end of the month and through May. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), through April 11, 2015, crowds averaged in the low 80s (approx 80% capacity), then the Crowd Index dipped into the 60s, until later in the month when the Crowd Index rose to the 70s. 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 Apr 4, 2016 3:24PM



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 #322 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.5 #7404 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  442.0 #509 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  175.3 #2345 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  270.8 #1178 5:04PM
I'm glad Saturday's are good we are going tomorrow ! - vanessav87  5.4 #17904 3:45PM
Saturday's are less busy - DarthFairy  472.0 #467 2:18PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.6 #75250 12:12PM

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Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  1423.2 #123 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  224.9 #1700 7:31PM
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@Admin  HOPE you are working on #3!  - Dianat710  52.2 #4768 5:41PM

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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  6437.9 #19 8:38PM
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cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7605 10:32PM
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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  328.6 #779 11:41PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.1 #4579 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  74.6 #4111 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2783.4 #49 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  41.7 #5236 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  296.8 #962 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  565.6 #372 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7057 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  40.5 #5304 7:25PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Jungle Cruise REOPENS MAY 6
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad REOPENS APRIL 15
Monorail REOPENS MAY 20
Matterhorn Bobsleds closed from April 18-22 and April 25-29
River Belle Terrace transforms into a table service restaurant Feb 10
Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue CLOSED permanently
Fantasmic! Jan 10-TBA
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-TBA
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-TBA
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-TBA
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes Jan 10-TBA
Tom Sawyer Island Jan 10-TBA

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Silly Symphony Swings closed -- TBA
Grizzly River Run closed April 18 -- TBA
Disney's Aladdin is permanenly closed--Frozen will take its place


 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7447 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  346.7 #704 8:33AM
Any idea when Autotopia will re-open?  - CentralCoastAuntVon  70.4 #4216 9:51PM
hopefully never - Dave   13763.7 #4 9:27PM
Bully - secretagentangel  5598.0 #23 1:57PM
My Kids enjoy Autopia - E-Ticket  1470.0 #116 8:29PM
Haha we do enjoy Autopia also!! My niece is very concerned about all the construction going on but knows it will be much better!  - CentralCoastAuntVon  70.4 #4216 1:17PM
Will Indiana jones reopen on the 3 or will it reopen on the 4 - Disneylandgirl1955  45.3 #5073 5:52AM
It was open today - AngieC  238.2 #1525 10:58PM

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  1096.6 #172 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2041.8 #80 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  408.1 #561 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  43.6 #5145 2:38PM


 
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!

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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  43.6 #5145 7:14AM
Wow! I'm on the list 😊 - disneymom1  259.9 #1282 10:17PM
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  5598.0 #23 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  2420.3 #63 10:28PM
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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
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2. teapotsandteacups
16.61

3. Goofytom
16.22

4. sheridanrabbit
12.7

5. DisneyMom13
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6. mamabeam
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7. beentoall
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8. otilegna
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9. catlikesmouse
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10. richiii3
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Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  296.0 #969 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  95.8 #3703 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  12016.2 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2692.3 #54 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  95.8 #3703 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2692.3 #54 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 #1424 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  1369.4 #130 10:45PM
Yay I made the list!!!!!!  - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  149.3 #2767 7:02PM
 YOU!!! Having fun playing!! - DisneyMom13  296.8 #962 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoall  766.2 #0 2:19AM

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