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May 5, 2014 5:21 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 5-5-14
Good evening! This day in Disney history, May 5th, 2004: 10 years ago today, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror officially opens in DCA.
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According to Disney Parks Blog:

"Inspired by the genius of Rod Serling and the creators of the iconic anthology series “The Twilight Zone,” The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror recalls the disappearance of five unlucky souls on a gloomy Halloween night in 1939 Hollywood “amid the glitz and glamour of a bustling young movie town at the height of its golden age.”

The night before the attraction’s official opening, Disney hosted a red carpet premiere in Hollywood Land to celebrate.

bell hops  red carpet

"The opening ceremony was hosted by the Hollywood Tower Hotel bellhop (nicknamed “Buddy”) you may remember from many of the television commercials created for the attraction in 2004. He was joined during the ceremony by Rod Serling’s wife, Carol Serling, who told the audience how thrilled her late husband would be with the attraction. She then invited everyone to “step into a ‘lost episode’ of ‘The Twilight Zone.’”

sterling

To watch a short clip of the opening day ceremony: http://is.gd/r2jMX8

fireworks  tower

While similar in concept and theme to the original Tower of Terror in Florida, this version has been redesigned in order to conserve space and money. Reaching 183 feet, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is made of more than 900 tons of steel, 1,600 cubic yards of concrete, 50,000 square feet of exterior plaster and about two miles of HV DC power cableIt features three elevator shafts. Each shaft, in theory, is its own separate ride with its own separate operating system. Doing this made it easier to repair individual areas of the attraction without causing the entire attraction to "go down" (pun intended). Each shaft has 2 vehicles and 2 loading levels. It is designed so that the lower vehicle can be in profile while the upper vehicle is loading, making the attraction much more efficient. The ride is about 2 minutes and 28 seconds long. When all the elevators are in use 1,543 people per hour can ride. Since each vehicle loads and unloads from the same point, it also saves space. Since this system works so much more efficiently, it is the system used in both the Paris and Tokyo versions of the attraction.

Have you tried any of the other versions? Perhaps in WDW? Which version do you prefer and why?

Websites referenced:
thisdayindisneyhistory.com
mousewait.com
youtube.com
disneyparks.disney.go.com
towersecrets.com
davelandweb.com


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For YEARS I was so scared of this attraction. Now it is one of my favorites!laughing and screaming at the same time, I walk away with tears of joy and fun. What a fantastic opening to ToT that was!! To see the beginning of the video on a large screen and then the fireworks go off โ€“gave me the chills! Thanks so much, Duchess๐Ÿ˜˜ - misschurro  6367.0 #17 7:22PM
I'm still scared of this attraction!!  - Ldgsg  213.9 #1823 7:36PM
I remember that day and your pic! So darn cute! The theme music for the attraction alway gives me goosebumps! Must have been really neat to see all that in person! Thanks Churro! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 7:39PM
I enjoy walking in and hearing the music in the lobby๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ - misschurro  6367.0 #17 7:54PM
Oh and thanks, Duchess_SMK!  Ldgsg-  I will go with you and hold your hand ๐Ÿ‘ญ - misschurro  6367.0 #17 7:58PM
Thank you :)  Next time we're in the parks together I'll let you drag me on (maybe)!   - Ldgsg  213.9 #1823 8:22PM
Then we can get a churro, link arms, and walk around DCA - misschurro  6367.0 #17 9:49PM
You need to bring that pic back!  Hands down, my favorite MW pic ever!  ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Not scared. I just can't do drops. My stomach seems to of one direction while my body goes another. So, I won't be experiencing this other then from the safety of the bench, while I await my girls! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 10:07PM
Deal!!!!  We will make this happen!  - Ldgsg  213.9 #1823 10:07PM
I love TOT, but I really like WDW's version more. It's so awesome moving through the hotel floor, much more spookier  - LBChica  2437.4 #59 10:11PM
That is so true. Just adds to the experience. Love WDW version.ย  - Sugarbuzz  242.6 #1450 11:22PM
I adore this attraction. Thanks for the history lesson! - LaPearleNoir  1789.8 #94 6:55AM
Happy Anniversary ToT! - jacdanfan  11394.3 #5 5:27PM
๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 7:08PM
:) it is my dream to have a cm take me and my family to ride this first from rope drop and ride one of the elevators completely alone...... Dun dum dum - BellesLibrary  411.9 #538 5:30PM
Ooooh! Spooky! ๐Ÿ‘ป  - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 7:08PM
Super cool, Duchess!  I love this attraction!  I didn't know WDW had it first!  I've only been on the DCA version (I took the dare) ๐Ÿ˜„ - thanks so much! - zenderella  408.9 #549 5:40PM
Thank YOU! Happy you enjoyed the read! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 7:29PM
My daughter & I got an elevator all to ourselves &   got to ride it a second time without getting off, it is a great memory of something that doesn't happen to often - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1901.7 #88 5:43PM
How awesome!!! Was it late at night?  - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 7:33PM
Duchess_SMK no it was just by chance we went upstairs & nobody else was up there they all stayed on the main floor so there literally was nobody else around up there but lines downstairs - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1901.7 #88 8:01PM
OOOOH! Well that's too cool! - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 6:49AM
This is a must every trip!  - TheDroidYouAreLookingFor  453.8 #482 6:50PM
really? What's the longest line you've waited in? - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 6:48AM
Happy Anniversary TOT!  And thank you @Duchess_SMK for another WONDERFUL post! - DisneyDavidEMT  2631.7 #49 7:04PM
D'awe! So glad you liked the read DisneyDavidEMT - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 6:49AM
Love this attraction! Thank you for adding to my enjoyment.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1589.9 #106 7:25PM
Thank YOU! xx - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 6:49AM
my favorite ride!! thanks for posting! - GotMouse_aka_JRoseAllister  91.0 #3728 7:50PM
So happy you enjoyed the post! Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 6:50AM
This is my favorite ride in DCA. Thanks for the great post.  - joyful_belle131  59.4 #4451 8:00PM
is it?! COOL! Thanks for telling me you enjoyed it! :) - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 6:50AM
Wow - gonzofam  303.5 #889 8:04PM
:) - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 6:50AM
Happy Anniversary ToT! Here is another family memory.  While they were building this my daughter was 7.  We wanted her to ride it when it opened, so we called it The Tower of Fun.  She could not wait!  But she rode it only once.   And now we have to bribe her to ride it with us.  Thanks for the hard work you do to put these posts together!!! - AZDisney  610.4 #334 8:24PM
HA! How old is your daughter now? I have to bribe my 8 year old to go on it to! Doesn't always work either! LOL - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 6:52AM
She is 17.  She also wanted to ride Screaming really bad when she was younger.  Got upset because she was too short.  When she was big enough she was so happy.  She rode it once in her life.  Will not ride it again. - AZDisney  610.4 #334 7:04AM
The bribes don't work for us anymore either. - AZDisney  610.4 #334 7:05AM
Best ride ever!!! - sagarcia4  78.9 #3967 8:28PM
Seems you aren't alone with that thought. :) - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 6:52AM
Love this ride!!! Best in DCA!! Other than TLM of course ๐Ÿ˜‰my favorite part is that first drop! So scary and fun! I also like to be there when people are riding for the first time- always fun to watch them conquer their fear and end up loving the ride!! - missariel33  2115.5 #72 8:31PM
And thank you for the awesome post!! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - missariel33  2115.5 #72 8:31PM
Good choice! The first drop IS the best! I agree! It is fun to go with first timers! One of these days we'll get MeridaFanon there! LOL Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 6:53AM
I still have mixed feelings about the ride, and usually only ride with guests. I think it's one of the best themed rides at DCA (at least before RSR), but the elevator ride itself is more something I endure than enjoy. And as always, a good informative post!   - redsoxcarlos  2524.4 #56 8:31PM
::giggles:: what a good sport you are! It is themed well I agree! Thanks SO much! - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 6:54AM
My neighbor helped work on those commercials for this ride and helped put together the premier that you write about.  Little did we know at the time he had the beginning symptoms of ALS.  A few months after TOT opened he was officially diagnosed with the disease.  Fortunately, he is still alive although in very bad shape.  However, I look at TOT as a symbol of my friend's work and know that after he is gone that ride will continue to have a special meaning for me in my heart. - potatohead25  716.4 #271 8:34PM
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ฅ - PrincessDuckie  905.2 #202 8:35PM
Aww. That is special.  - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 11:24PM
that is a super sweet story. Thanks for sharing that with us! ((hugs)) - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 6:55AM
So about 6/7/8 years ago I was determined to go on. I was scared out of my mind!  Walked  the queue, looking for exits along the way. By the time we got to the room with the TV I was having a full on anxiety attack!  After it was done I was practically jumped into the CM begging him to get me out of there!  I remember having to wait to get escorted out, I'm sure it was just a minute but it seemed forever. I was never so happy to see sunlight. And that was that! My nephew was a CM on TOT for the longest time. Through him I felt so familiar with it, but it was never enough to try to ride it again. Thanks a lot Free Fall! (That ride made me cry!) - PrincessDuckie  905.2 #202 8:35PM
So you've never been on it? - philliprocks  1319.7 #132 9:05PM
Nope! - PrincessDuckie  905.2 #202 9:44PM
oh you poor thing! Sounds like you'll be hangin with MeridaFan holding purses on the bench near the entrance. ;) - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 6:56AM
I will be in great company, can't complain! - PrincessDuckie  905.2 #202 9:05AM
Great post hon!! I love the show Twilight Zone, so when this first came out I was sooo excited to try ToT, and it it did not disappoint! Nothing like the first time on this great attraction, still love how much fun we still have on it! (I love the one in WDW too, fun to have a different twist to it!) - piratelife4me  1047.3 #176 9:02PM
Thanks darlin! I agree! TOT is themed very well! I hear the WDW one is much more interesting of a ride though. - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 6:58AM
Such a fun attraction...I was a little intimidated at first but loved it right away after riding!  Thanks for all of this great info, I really enjoyed reading and watching!!  I actually do prefer the one at WDW because it is a little more of a ride too, not just the drops.  ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘  - MinnieMousewife  914.2 #201 9:07PM
I felt the same way! So glad you liked the post! Thanks so much for always commenting! I've never been to WDW but I've hear that TOT there is a bit longer. Thanks for adding that! - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 6:59AM
Such a cool opening. I started going back and watching the original Twilight Zone series on Netflix the other day. What a great show and great concept for a ride! Thanks as always for the post, Duchess! - chrismis21  685.2 #290 9:34PM
Ohhh! That's a good idea! I didn't know they were on Netflix! Thanks for the heads up! Glad you enjoyed the read! - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 7:00AM
I was one of those who didn't care for DCA much especially before they changed the concept in the park. I rode this and it changed.. I still really come for this attraction. I love watching the show to see what I can spot on here.  - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1143.5 #158 9:48PM
REALLY?! That big of a fan eh? Well bravo Disney for reclaiming the magic for ya! - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 7:01AM
No, but thank you. I will be waiting on the ground with @OhanaPhoto while the rest of you ride!  ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 10:08PM
waving from the cove bar double fisting black pearls!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿน๐Ÿน - OhanaPhoto  5325.8 #21 11:15PM
Do they make piรฑa Colads?  If so, you've got a deal! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 11:17PM
oh you two are too funny! LOL - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 7:01AM
i'm sure they do! - OhanaPhoto  5325.8 #21 7:35AM
I hate this ride it scares the hell out of me lol - pikarich  5234.5 #23 10:23PM
You can hang with me, OhanaPhoto and PrincessDuckie, pikarich. Bring baby MW, and we'll take turns holding him! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 11:28PM
^^^ sounds like MeridaFan has it all figured out for you pikarich! LOL I'd rather hold your son then ride TOT as well! ;) He's awful cute! - Duchess_SMK  6348.4 #18 7:04AM
 Duchess_SMK, you are welcome to join us. We will have our own little party won't we MeridaFan, OhanaPhoto and pikarich? - PrincessDuckie  905.2 #202 9:11AM
But I ride tot I use ti only go on 2 times a year and when my wife was pregnant I had to ride it with Micheal cause he likes it so I guess I'm ok with it lol , yay can watch the baby though just play nice and share but meridafan gets to feed him a bottle and change the diaper @meridafan,  @ohanaphoto, @princessduckie, @duchess_smk - pikarich  5234.5 #23 9:38AM
I totally hate this ride, but only go on it so my minis don't call me a chicken! - DarthTinkerbell  752.2 #251 9:28AM

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Everyone always asks if it will be busy on Super Bowl Sunday. Historically the answer is always YES, and this Sunday should be no exception. Since last week, weekdays have been surprisingly slow (very low crowds). We expect more of the same this week, until Friday. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the high 60s (approx 60% capacity), and it jumped a little during Super Bowl weekend. 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 Feb 1, 2016 12:06PM



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  611.5 #333 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.5 #7242 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  438.4 #498 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  171.0 #2392 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  249.4 #1357 5:04PM
I'm glad Saturday's are good we are going tomorrow ! - vanessav87  5.4 #17614 3:45PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.5 #79281 12:12PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. OhanaPhoto
426.21

2. Mouse4life
388.28

3. drummerkidd
146.03

4. sawman911
131.18

5. secretagentangel
101.58

6. shootanyangle
90.53

7. happiestplace
90.26

8. Winnie111286
76.27

9. jeffandkaarina
74.13

10. Taunton
66.58



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  13474.3 #3 11:30PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  471.6 #455 9:59AM
Oh wow! Finally on the list! All my real time posts are posted in DL Talk, so surprised to see this๐Ÿ˜‚ - Alicewhoareyou  2571.4 #54 4:23PM
I made the list! I'm somebody now!!!๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ˜‚ - OhanaPhoto  5325.8 #21 9:54AM
You are always somebody, unless you're nobody, then you are nobody! ๐Ÿ˜‚ - RetroDisneyPins2002  23.4 #6784 2:15PM
RetroDisneyPins2002 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ - OhanaPhoto  5325.8 #21 7:00PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
7605.27

2. Stitch_Legacy
5138.17

3. RickChavez
3671.57

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4534.63

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8
4088.47

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2417.2

8. Dave
13500.5

9. LilSterner
5503.46

10. Duchess_SMK
6348.38



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS


Earn 1000 Credits for staying at MouseWait Platinum Partner Hotels! Each night that you stay at the Hojo Anaheim 714-776-6120 or the brand new Courtyard Marriott Theme Park Entrance Hotel 714-254-1442 you will earn 1000 Credits! Just send an email to [email protected] after your stay with your confirmation number and check in date, and we will add the Credits to your account! Make sure to mention MouseWait when you reserve your rooms. 

When you support our Platinum Partner Hotels, you help us to improve MouseWait. Both hotels are run by the best management team in the business, and you won't get better service anywhere else!

Credits have been applied to everyone's account as of today! - Admin 11:40AM
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  244.2 #1428 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  147.9 #2741 3:57PM
@@@Admin I booked with get away today and am staying at the HoJo in December.  Does MW still give the 100 credits or do I have to book with the hotel directly? - dsnylvr1975  171.9 #2373 5:02PM
Good morning @@Admin I submitted a stay at Hojo for 7/2/15.ย  I haven't seen the Credits yet.ย  Would you please check the records?ย  I can resubmit the Form if you need me to.ย  As always, thanks for all your wonderful help. - Winnie111286  12346.5 #4 8:02AM
Admin Thanks - Winnie111286  12346.5 #4 3:18PM

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

1. CobbPR
6880

2. uscdisneyteacher
6242

3. Dave
5858

4. BaseballMickey_CM
5840

5. Winnie111286
5514

6. Plumiegirl
5451

7. Duchess_SMK
5398

8. misschurro
5259

9. pikarich
4788

10. Stitch_Legacy
4712



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying๐Ÿ˜ฌ - MadameLeota  4203.5 #35 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  4203.5 #35 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  411.1 #543 8:06PM

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  1015.6 #185 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โœจโœจ - TinkerSchelle  1981.1 #82 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  374.3 #608 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ - varela2892  31.1 #5884 2:38PM

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  5479.0 #20 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.8 #7595 10:32PM
- disneyforme  204.2 #0 7:33PM
  - teapotsandteacups  133.9 #2983 10:17PM

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  2111.4 #73 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  231.7 #1587 6:28PM
Oh ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ just realized that post was 2+ years old๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ well people are still taking turns very slowly. Maybe it's the app, not the players.  - DisneyMom13  231.7 #1587 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2621.9 #51 6:30PM
Still waiting. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 12:59PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  374.3 #608 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  1173.5 #153 2:20PM
@@Admin  Can't keep my games going, other end either not answering or app is stalling. It doesn't forfeit after 24 hrs of not answering. Want to play, but instead spend more time waiting and waiting. Thx - DisneyMom13  231.7 #1587 8:26AM

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



 
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  1175.1 #151 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  221.5 #1713 7:31PM
    - teapotsandteacups  133.9 #2983 8:56AM
- MommyandBash  374.3 #608 10:29AM

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
6.71

2. Goofytom
3.16

3. DisneyMom13
1.39

4. beentoall
0.47

5. mamabeam
0.45

6. richiii3
0.33

7. Dolewhipped
0.3

8. Moog
0.22

9. otilegna
0.12

10. jalensmommy
0.09

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  ๐Ÿ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  291.2 #969 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  94.3 #3677 11:33AM
๐Ÿ‘‹โค๏ธ - Tom  11116.2 #6 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2680.3 #48 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna ๐Ÿ˜œ!!! - Moog  94.3 #3677 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2680.3 #48 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  245.4 #1410 12:47AM
Yay I made the list!!!!!!  - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  146.1 #2776 7:02PM
 YOU!!! Having fun playing!! - DisneyMom13  231.7 #1587 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoall  363.9 #0 2:19AM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ - DisneyBallers  56.2 #4540 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  63.4 #4330 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2621.9 #51 9:33AM
Nice pic!๐Ÿ“ท - Stitchcrazy62622  21.4 #7093 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  36.7 #5414 7:25PM
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  23.4 #6784 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  231.7 #1587 7:43PM
No way! That's crazy! - Disney_Pincess02  19.5 #7451 4:55PM

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

1. jacdanfan
95000

2. secretagentangel
87300

3. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
75000

4. DisneyGrandma
65000

5. leopardditz2000
63500

6. Melody_CM
55000

7. debbiev
49750

8. DarthFairy
48950

9. MeridaFan
46130

10. teach67
44250

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  363.9 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  111.4 #3403 9:06PM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  411.1 #543 12:42PM
Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  36.7 #5414 10:52PM
Good job! - antetr95  1894.4 #89 10:48AM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Splash Mountain closed Feb 8-18
Indiana Jones closed Feb 29-March 3
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
Jingle Cruise closes Jan 11 for Jungle Cruise conversion

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Disney's Aladdin is permanenly closed--Frozen will take its place
Luigi's Rollickin Roadsters opens early 2016
Soarin closed M-Thursdays in February

 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.3 #8205 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  341.1 #701 8:33AM
We overheard a CM say the Colombia would be docked for 18 months. So return time frame should be some time in June 2017, possibly July 2017 if something goes wrong. - Lelundrial  656.5 #305 12:47PM
Omg...... So long.... - MsTikiMermadam  1061.9 #172 2:45PM
Does the Jingle to Jungle conversion normally take that long? - Woozle  51.0 #4745 8:41AM
No - secretagentangel  4715.6 #28 8:33PM

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  21.4 #7101 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  231.7 #1587 10:32AM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #567 7:05PM
Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  531.5 #391 4:20PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
19178.6

2. Dave
13500.5

3. Melody_CM
13474.3

4. Winnie111286
12346.5

5. jacdanfan
11394.3

6. Tom
11116.2

7. goofygal
11004

8. Plumiegirl
10135.4

9. ShariRenee
8577.73

10. uscdisneyteacher
7922.89


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ - secretagentangel  4715.6 #28 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  1868.3 #91 8:50AM
And a big thank you to all of them for helping me enjoy the magic from far away!  Congratulations!  , - chuswo  420.8 #528 8:48AM
 I bow down to you....real fast....like Aladdin drops in front of the Royal Princess, Jasmine! - DisneyMom13  231.7 #1587 1:53PM

Your Donations Help Us Make MouseWait Better!

TOP MWs of the WEEK

1.OhanaPhoto 426.21 #21  
2.Mouse4life 388.28 #100  
3.drummerkidd 146.03 #534  
4.sawman911 131.18 #51  
5.secretagentangel 101.58 #28  
6.shootanyangle 90.53 #2756  
7.happiestplace 90.26 #1100  
8.Winnie111286 76.27 #4  
9.jeffandkaarina 74.13 #4062  
10.Taunton 66.58 #191  

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