3229.7 #40 (DL Qual #21

May 5, 2014 8:57 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
RAK!!!!! CONGRAGULATIONS DISNEYDAVIDEMT!!!!! You were selected by random number generator otherwise known as MrS!!! The Little Mermaid Compact Mirror! πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šMay is Mental Illness Awareness Month and many of you know my MW story and how I am adamant about breaking the stigma associated with Mental Illness. In celebration of me graduating from my Understanding Depression class tonight and learning new tools allowing me to accept so many changes in my life recently I'm excited to offer this. I am simply requesting that you enter only for yourself, have more than 25 points and of course, the big request that's on the HONOR system, is to please visit the www.NAMI.org website to educate yourself, help yourself or someone you love in regards to Mental Illness. Feel free to share something you found of interest if you like and please use your manners and US only please. If you are a newer MWer, feel free to read my MW story or ask me questions here or you can DM me. Thank you all as always for your awesome support and this RAK ends on May 31st!!! Good luckπŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

It is now starting to be believed that 2 in 4 people suffer from  depression that seriously complicates their life.  I take care of a bipolar/schizophrenic/mentally disabled brother and the strain it puts on the person and caregivers is intense. Just trying to get him more help is seriously stressing me out right now.  I have 3 siblings out of 6 with this, and those siblings with children have half of their kids with it so it does impact a family, plus my father had it with no medication so life was not a beach growing up.  but it is time we all educate ourselves and accept that we are all different.  It used to be that everyone made fun of anyone with any mental illness or disability and I am so glad people do not do this as much but we still need more progress.  if you ever have a chance to read about or watch the old movie about francis farmer, you will see that many of these people really want to live "normal" lives, and need the help to do so which NAMI and several other organizations raise funds for. Half of our vets from recent tours and vietnam are supposed to have a serious mental disease.  Please, Next time you see an adult (and sometimes children) "losing it"  just say a prayer for them, try not to stare, if alone offer some water  and know how blessed you are to be able to think clearly most days.  I have multiple medical issues but I know they are nothing compared to how hard a life it can be until you learn how to live with your mental or psychological illness. you know I love ya schnooks, kudos on taking the class, stay strong and John too!!  hope we see each other soon, miss you guys! - secretagentangel  2199.2 #64 9:19PM
Many (((Hugs)))  to you my sweet friend. Don't forget to take care of yourself too. I know it's hard with the many urgencies that come with being a caregiver.  - PrincessDuckie  859.9 #203 9:39AM
secretagentangel I love knowing that when I post something about this you have so much to offer and help educate.  Especially in how to help. Don't break out your camera phones, ask if you can help get them to a quite place, and stay calm. And God bless the caregivers and family members for all they have to deal with it. You are amazing and please take care of yourself!!!! Big hugs! - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 9:49PM
I love this post! The stigma behind mental illness is awful!! My nephew is schizophrenic /bipolar/ADHD... Sadly he didn't get the support he needed from his maternal side (the took off with him when he was 6) and we most recently were able to spend some time with him this last year. It breaks my hear that's he's now an adult and he's trying to manage as best as he can with what he knows now. Sadly, my family hasn't been able to keep him here in our town due to him wanting to go back to a familiar area. All we can do is pray that he is taking his meds and getting what he needs.  - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1275.5 #126 2:47PM
I just want to say while the kind words are touching and appreciated, @secretagentangel is THE person I owe my strength to be able to start sharing about my Mental Illness. Β She and I met through a RAK for the Candlelight Processional that she and her brother shared with hubby and I. God had His hand in this and it was evident from the beginning. We were talking like old friends and her brother was opening up to hubby and then I shared how I'm bipolar 2 (less intense the bipolar 1) and suffer from severe depression and anxiety and I'll never forget, LOL, she turned to her brother and said Michele is bipolar too! Like it was the coolest thing in the world. Β I could count the people on one hand who knew at that time but something about her beautiful heart and warm and loving embrace of ALL people made me feel at ease and I knew that I was going to have a friend for life. So while I appreciate your kind words and thank you so much for them, THANK YOU SAA!!! You helped give me a new journey and way to accept it. Β It's amazing to see the change that is happening in people's views and watching other's seeking help. Β You all are my inspiration for letting me share and accepting me and each other that have shared here! And congratulations to all of you who took steps in your own lives or helped others. God bless you all and much love. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 9:28PM
secretagentangel love you so much! - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 9:29PM
You are such a beautiful person inside and out!!! You have come so far in your journey. I adore you sweet girl πŸ’š keep on being you and fighting against this illness. 😘 - PixiePirateMaid  332.1 #689 9:36PM
I saw this yesterday and it made me tear up, but I could not reply till I found another computer.  You are very strong, and I use you and other people we know who still work full time and are social  as examples to my brother when he does not understand things.  you two were so nice to him, his disabilities are very hard, and the mental illness complicates it because he does not understand a lot about it.  but it was so funny, you had not posted much, but I liked you immediately, and it kept going through my mind that I wondered if you would win the tix and you did!!  and it was fun, though when I told you and john my story, I think I kind of shocked you because you both looked at me kind of like... wait, what happened to you??  but it made me feel great to know you guys were ok with all my medical junk and what my brother is going through so it shows God wanted us together!!  I don't know how you do it, trying to do all your work and all the rest you do.  so you and John stay healthy too!!!  and someday people will start excepting the MI better, when you realize your hairdresser, your plumber, your accountant, your pastor, anyone and more could have so much they are dealing with, it really makes me so proud to know you and all of you who are fighting this every moment!!  hope to see you soon of course!!  love love love - secretagentangel  2199.2 #64 4:55PM
Stop making me cry!!!  - QueenEmilizle  390.5 #546 10:21PM
secretagentangel Going back to work was a huge challenge. I was constantly overwhelmed and even my trainer was honest and said she didn't think I'd make it. I added two therapists to get me through and still are getting me through and fortunately I had just finished getting my meds on a regular pattern. I wanted this job so bad and knew I had to reach out for 24/7 resources. I have an after hours # I can call too. I've had one week I was too depressed to go to work and my therapist put me in check so fast. LOL Plus my supervisor knows my situation and her best friend is bipolar so she gives me tools for work too. I'm blessed and just doing the work and beyond great flu that I don't pay $.01 because we have double coverage and mine is employer paid and John pays about $20 a month for our coverage. So for those out there you have to fight to want to live as normal as possible but you can do it. Tons of love to you dear friend for all your support.  - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 10:32PM
No need to add me for the rak, Congratulations!! I too graduated from my classes last year.  I also had my last therapy session and closed my file last week.  Thank you for bringing awareness out to MW! You rock girlfriend!! - LuvsTigger  1502.9 #101 11:28AM
Congrats! You rock too!!!! I go to the second group now that is smaller and more focused on issues we are challenged with daily. Very excited. Work approved my schedule change today. It's helping with work a lot. - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 9:53PM
Bump!!!! Almost end of the month!!!!! πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 4:52PM
Congratulations @@@DisneyDavidEMT!!!! You are the winner of The Little Mermaid compact! Thank you for all you do for bringing awareness to Mental Illness!!!! Big Hugs and I can personally deliver it tomorrow if you like. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 7:54AM
Hey , congratulations and if your going tomorrow me too and I'll bring πŸ…πŸ… - pikarich  4454.0 #25 8:01AM
Shut the front door!  Thank you very much!!! And to tell you the truth...I'm more excited that I get to see you again in person!!!! YAY!!! - DisneyDavidEMT  2376.7 #56 9:16AM
What an awesome RAK! Thank you. I'll be DMing you to chat, soon πŸ’œπŸŒΊ - apesandmonkeys  6522.9 #14 9:02PM
Thank you! Sounds good! - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 9:54PM
What a beautiful gesture to spread awareness. This is a subject close to home and I thank you for doing so. You've been so brave here to share your story!  - TheDroidYouAreLookingFor  446.4 #460 9:05PM
Thank you. I just know that I'm not alone and others need to know that too. - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 9:55PM
Awesome RAK! My grandmother suffers from several mental disorders and I myself suffer from sever panic disorder and OCD. Thanks so much for this! Please add me. - luxkitty  2827.2 #42 9:10PM
Added. And I pray that you both are finding help. Big hugs. Thank you for sharing. 😘 - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 9:56PM
Thank you! πŸ’• - luxkitty  2827.2 #42 10:36PM
πŸŽˆπŸ’šCongratulations on the completion of your class! No need to add me, just want to say thank you for sharing your story & your heart with the rest of us. You are a wonderful lady & I'm so glad I can call you friend!  πŸ’šπŸ— - FrankenweenieVelinee  2384.9 #55 9:10PM
Thank you! My silly Mom was teasing me while we were having lunch when you met her because I told her I completed the first course so now I get to go to the second session and she asked if I have to be extra depressed for that class. LOL She's such a dork. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 9:32PM
sounds like something my mom would say too!!!:D - secretagentangel  2199.2 #64 4:56PM
You inspire me to be a better person everyday!  Thank you for you an awesome friendship and all around just being a great person!  I've probably been to the NAMI site and directed more people to it more times than I can ever count.  Would you consider adding me for my wife (or do I have to use it?) πŸ˜‰  thank you my dear!!  - DisneyDavidEMT  2376.7 #56 9:12PM
She inspired me to be a better person too!  - goofymom2boys  1467.5 #104 9:14PM
Added and I've realized I can't look at these comments unless at home and after work. You're both so sweet and inspire me. Love you guys! 😘 - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 9:57PM
No need to add me. I just wanted to say congratulations on completing your class. What a wonderful way to encourage those to seek help. Giving people resources and understanding is a wonderful gesture. Many would not be as open as you, but wanting to help others is what it is all about. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1207.4 #135 9:20PM
Thank you, and I really appreciate that. 😘 - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 9:58PM
Thank you for spreading awareness πŸ’š - MinnieMyLove  191.2 #2039 9:21PM
Thank you for reading it! πŸ’š - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 9:59PM
Please add me! Ariel is my favorite so of course I would love this. But more importantly, my mom is affected my mental illness and depression. She has FINALLY broken through and left behind an emotionally and mentally abusive relationship and is starting to work on repairing herself and rebuilding her life. Thank you for sharing your story and congratulations on completing your understanding depression class. You are an inspiration!! ❀️❀️❀️ - WirTANenAtDisney  118.8 #3178 9:23PM
That is wonderful!!! I wish her and all of you all the best. It won't happen over night and there's bad days and good days but she's making progress. Big hugs to you all! - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 9:35PM
Thank ou! Yes she has good days but at this point more bad days. But I am seeing a tiny bit of progress day by day. Her being with me son (her only grand baby) each day I think is her saving grace. She says everyday, without him she wouldn't be here :) - WirTANenAtDisney  118.8 #3178 11:10PM
Would you please add me and thank you! Thank you for opening up to us. It takes a very strong person to do that and by what I've seen, you are such a person. Congratulations on finishing your class. Now, you are one step further in gaining control...you can do it! Thank you for your generosity 😊 - LaBelleParis  1294.5 #123 10:15PM
Thanks for the encouragement! Added! - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 9:35PM
I haven't met you in person, but I'm sure you're quite the lady :) - LaBelleParis  1294.5 #123 9:38PM
πŸ’šπŸ’šno need to add me just wanted to say congratulations for completing your class and I think you're so brave and wonderful for sharing your story!!  My son suffers from severe anxiety and it is a daily struggle for us as a family.  We're trying our best but I still worry so much about him. - MinnieMousewife  892.2 #189 10:24PM
I'm so sorry and I know the worry factor because I see it from my Mom and she doesn't understand it all. Feel free to DM me as I had to really put a handle on my anxiety lately with my new job and I may have a few suggestions. Big hugs and hang in there. - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 9:39PM
That is so sweet of you, thank you!!  Really appreciate your kindness. 😘❀️ - MinnieMousewife  892.2 #189 9:48PM
No need to add me since i just recently won this in another Rak. But wanted to tell you how amazing you are and for sharing your story last year, helping us being more informed. 😘 - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  899.0 #188 12:17AM
😘😘😘😘 - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 9:39PM
Add me please! And thank you for sharing this info! This is near and dear to my heart. - WallSchmee  96.4 #3553 12:27AM
Added and I hope whatever is the situation you'll be able to find help. Big hugs! - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 10:00PM
No need to add me but I just needed to say I'm thankful to you any time I am in the parks and even elsewhere because you gave me the courage to speak about my own mental health. There is more to it but it's a start that I wouldn't have made without you. End the stigma attached to mental health! You are almost guaranteed to know and love someone who is suffering. - missmimi90  2002.9 #72 12:38AM
I love you and I think of you every single time I go on Peter Pan. You are so brave and now you are sharing and helping others! 😘😘😘 - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 10:02PM
I try to pass on my courage to others who might be struggling but my ability to do so is cause of you!! Love you Schnookies! - missmimi90  2002.9 #72 5:00PM
Please do not add me I just wanted to say congratulations for completing your class and I think you're so courageous and smart! Thank you for the info on NAMI. I will be recommending it to a friend!!! - Boundin  614.8 #310 12:57AM
Thank you so much. I was so silly at work because I was all excited to go to a depression class. LOL I hope this helps your friend. - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 10:03PM
You're welcome. I am glad you are so excited about your depression class! LOL😹 It's fun to be silly, laughter is the best medicine! - Boundin  614.8 #310 10:53PM
Thank you for this info as I will be passing this along to a friend. I am so very proud of you for finishing your class. You're an incredibly strong, intelligent, and loving woman and I'm so proud to call you my friend. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š - DisneyGrandma  870.8 #199 8:36AM
I hope this helps your friend. You know I think the world of you and feel the same way. You're amazing and you rock a mean bikini! - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 10:04PM
You already know you hold a special place in my heart, and the hearts of my family😍 I'm so proud to call you friend, and I'm also VERY proud of what you have accomplished in educating yourself and others about mental health issues, and the stigmas that surround them. My father works in mental health, and my friend works for NAMI. I'm very educated on mental health issues, and it makes me so happy that people are starting to recognize symptoms and get the help they need. Hugs to you my dear for keeping the word out there in such a positive way! 😘😘Can you please add me for @@@DisneyDavidEMT.☺️ Thanks! - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1275.5 #126 8:43AM
Pssst...you can only enter for yourself...πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜ - DisneyOnesie  621.2 #307 10:29AM
Well darn! See what happens when I don't out on my glassesπŸ‘€πŸ‘“! It's definitely made for some funny auto corrections😜 - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1275.5 #126 11:11AM
But thank you anyway for thinking of me! 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet - DisneyDavidEMT  2376.7 #56 2:06PM
2BeignetOrNot2Beignet is only allowed to make me cry once a week. I love you and adore your family and silly cats. You're an amazing friend! 😘😘😘😘 - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 10:07PM
2BeignetOrNot2Beignet is only allowed to make me cry once a week. I love you and adore your family and silly cats. You're an amazing friend! 😘😘😘😘 - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 10:08PM
You're welcome!  - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1275.5 #126 1:32PM
MrsSchnooks 😘 did you like the cat and duck videoπŸ˜‚ - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1275.5 #126 1:33PM
Yes!!!!!! I've been playing it for everybody! Thank you!!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚So cute!  2BeignetOrNot2Beignet - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 10:17PM
up2SD.org is a site run by San Diego County. It is both a resource from those affected with mental illness and as an education/awareness tool too. I love how much they promote this down Β here in San Diego. I have to admit sometimes I get so so frustrated trying to educate people about mental illness. I get that they are blessed with not suffering but I hate hearing "they just need to think positive!" or "they are just lazy or not focused" ! Β Hopefully in the next generation or so we will see less ignorance and more empathy. Bravo to you and your loved ones for finding the strength to get the most effective resources for you.Β  - PrincessDuckie  859.9 #203 9:35AM
Thank you so much for the info! Yes, it's amazing how many don't realize this is a medical condition. If you had broken your leg you would have to treat it and possibly go to therapy. It's not easy  hearing get over when you know you can't. - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 11:24PM
You are such an amazing woman and I am glad to know you! Please add me and I'm going to go and visit the website. - DisneyOnesie  621.2 #307 10:35AM
Back at you girlfriend!!! Added and enjoy the site. I get sucked into it. LOL - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 11:25PM
As a marriage and famy therapist intern I love this post so much! We need to spread awareness and break through the stigma! A lot of clients are embarrassed to seek help and that makes me sad. I love what I do and out mental health is as important as our physical health! ❀️ - minnieMisty  275.2 #1054 10:21PM
Thank you and that's wonderful to hear. People don't know that they don't have to live in the pain they are in and I know for myself I just figured this was part of my normal personality until I sought help. - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 11:28PM
No need to add me, congratulations! - BombFrogFormerCM  891.1 #190 10:26PM
Thank you!!!!!! Say Hi to Jack and Jill for me! πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 11:28PM
Will do! - BombFrogFormerCM  891.1 #190 8:55AM
πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜˜πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š - dumbbunny  627.2 #302 11:04PM
πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜ - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 11:29PM
I don't have any hearts to use or I would add some. <3 - secretagentangel  2199.2 #64 4:57PM
Congratulations! On your class and for all your work on helping yourself. It takes a lot of courage to tell your story but its great for people to know they are not alone. Please add me. My sister is a mental health nurse and she would love this. I would give it to her. Keep strong in your journey to wellness. - keepmovingforward  206.3 #1851 1:47PM
Thank you and you are added.  - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 10:18PM
Congrats !!! I honestly loved all of this I have a couple people in my family that deal with mental illness and it really takes strength And courage ! Please add me for this beautiful rak and thank you for sharingn  - MermaidLei  320.7 #749 9:40PM
I hope it gets easier for them over time. Thank you and you are added! - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 10:19PM
Thank you MrsS !  - MermaidLei  320.7 #749 11:38PM
No need to add me, just wanted to say congratulations and thank you for spreading the word on mental health!!   - Aurora1111  97.9 #3533 10:06PM
Thank you so much. - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 10:19PM
Wow that's mighty nice of you for the info and what an amazing gift add me for the next person that post after me. And good luck to you msschnooks - gonzofam  303.5 #842 10:17PM
As I get older, I've noticed my anxiety is getting worse. My husband doesn't understand it. I almost had a panic attack last week for absolutely no reason, so in some ways, I don't understand it. I'm glad to have heard your story and know I'm not alone in dealing with this. 😘 - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  684.4 #269 10:22PM
😘 hugs! My oldest daughter  has severe anxiety too. So does my 12 year old (I think it's hand in hand with his autism). People just don't understand unless they have been there. I used to suffer panic attacks when I was in my late 20's and early 30's, but they have pretty much subsided... I will still get that occasional attack, but not like before.  - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1275.5 #126 2:49PM
Bump!!! Almost forgot about this! LOL - MrsSchnooks  3229.7 #40 1:26PM
Congrats - potatohead25  646.6 #292 8:02AM
well deserved! congrats @@@DisneyDavidEMT  - FrankenweenieVelinee  2384.9 #55 8:15AM
Congrats! - WirTANenAtDisney  118.8 #3178 8:39AM

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7. sawman911
0.13

8. Goofytom
0.08

9. Disneylanddad702
0.06

10. DonaldRox
0.06

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  217.4 #1712 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  56.8 #4348 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  9215.4 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2316.7 #58 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  56.8 #4348 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2316.7 #58 9:42AM
Kind of shows anyone can play trivia and do well, newbie or veteran!πŸ˜€ - secretagentangel  2199.2 #64 1:33PM
i fail hard!!!! - DarthFairy  179.4 #2201 7:23PM
Finally on the list thanks to @@DisneyMakesMeSmile - beentoall  202.9 #0 11:31PM


 
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  691.1 #265 8:03PM
I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  30.0 #5646 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
Both books are an  read!  I've read both numerous times and will re-read again before our Nov trip! - Dianat710  5.7 #15693 7:13PM
- djmickeymouse  8.1 #0 8:30AM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
16146.6

2. Dave
13235.5

3. jacdanfan
9435.94

4. Plumiegirl
9393.85

5. Tom
9215.39

6. goofygal
9034.71

7. uscdisneyteacher
7687.99

8. BaseballMickey_CM
7197.02

9. CobbPR
7122.15

10. Sonja
6794.36


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  2199.2 #64 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  1867.9 #82 8:50AM

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  1648.8 #93 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  388.1 #549 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I buy pretty much everything on Amazon. Nice to know MW can get a little piece of that! - MellyMelBB  65.0 #4144 12:06AM
I will do this next time I'm on Amazon! - DisneyLov3r  10.3 #0 5:02PM

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  3672.4 #36 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.1 #7262 10:32PM
- MommyandBash  240.3 #1417 1:32PM
- DarthFairy  179.4 #2201 4:40PM

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


We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 4 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! Then we go to the MW spot we've held in DL to watch PTN and fireworks! Everyone is welcome! - secretagentangel  2199.2 #64 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  2199.2 #64 10:47PM
Thank You - suzieq65  77.6 #3870 6:20PM
We will be there in November - makeitbluesaysmerriwether  41.8 #4893 9:58AM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1785.9 #85 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1638.1 #96 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1354.8 #113 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10986 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1785.9 #85 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10986 2:12PM
Friday thru Sunday for UsπŸ˜ƒ.....Wait a minute😳what the heck is a crowding meetup and what would we be crowding into??πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - bonedaddy909  1354.8 #113 7:09PM
Actually the 5k is May 6th, 10k May 7th and 1/2 on May 8th in 2016.  I am doing 5k and 10k. - barbwire  7.1 #0 10:42PM
are there any MW going to Mickeys Halloween Party 10/31?  It would be fun to meet up.  - kimm84  28.8 #0 11:24PM
I think there is a post for this. Try searching for it, and you'll find all kinds of information about this particular night. Have a great time!  - teach67  129.6 #2972 11:09AM
Look under cadaver call and then find the date on post. I think that night is posted by toarrispirate - secretagentangel  2199.2 #64 2:12AM

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1. BaseballMickey_CM
7197.02

2. Stitch_Legacy
5138.01

3. RickChavez
3537.09

4. ScooterMike
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5. SPandEvLover
3851.4

6. caramiapoohAKAface
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7. IDVandalSkipperCM
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8. Dave
13235.5

9. Duchess_SMK
6163.48

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
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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 week of August 31, 2015
Look for light crowds this week until Labor Day weekend begins on Friday. Disneyland and California Adventure will close early for the second week in a row (DL 9pm, DCA 8pm). Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our new MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the high 50s (approx 60% capacity) -- that means it was a very slow week. Even Labor Day last year (which fell on the 1st) averaged in the mid 70s, which is light for a holiday. Now that most schools are back in session, we should see lighter crowds at the Parks until Halloweentime begins! 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 Aug 31, 2015 9:23PM



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  495.8 #400 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7167 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  399.8 #532 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  162.3 #2469 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  239.8 #1423 5:04PM
summer surely has been very busy!  - MarshaMouse  4831.9 #22 12:18AM
I was there this week, Tues, Wed.,Thur. Very hot and muggy. Long lines except single rider lines were great. Because we had 3 days we didn't mind waiting in line. It's so fun to people watch while you wait. We had a great time. Can't wait until next time to go back. - Popcorn  9.4 #10633 9:33AM

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  1015.5 #173 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1785.9 #85 10:53PM
  - mckelfam  36.7 #5159 3:09PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  240.3 #1417 10:29PM

Subscribe to the MouseWait Email NEWSletter for Disneyland and MouseWait news, and never miss an update! 

Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  16.9 #7497 10:18PM
Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  26.9 #5920 10:05PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  19.5 #6976 7:25PM

Follow the new MouseWait Blog for updates, how-tos, tips, contests, and more! 

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  481.8 #414 4:20PM

MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. toystory3
124.23

2. Goofytom
123.19

3. disneybob49
69.42

4. DarthFairy
62.4

5. grumpypapa
56.58

6. Song
43.03

7. adisneyfamily
36.8

8. leopardditz2000
34.32

9. MsTikiMermadam
28.51

10. Winnie111286
27.2



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - MelodyMouse  6679.5 #13 11:30PM

Thanked by:   Tom   FrankenweenieVelinee   JediKitty   DarthFairy   jacdanfan  
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. toystory3
124.23

2. Goofytom
97.77

3. grumpypapa
39.62

4. Song
28.42

5. JPatDL
22.2

6. janetx
14.92

7. Madgesty
14.17

8. DarthFairy
12.7

9. jim9760
11.97

10. Coaster
10.8

 

SEE THE TOP 100

Been in the Midwest much of August. Nice to see wait time warriors have been out there walking and working! - MelodyMouse  6679.5 #13 7:25AM
Hope you're having fun!! - secretagentangel  2199.2 #64 11:37PM
Wow! I'm on the list 😊 - disneymom1  239.6 #1425 10:17PM
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  6.5 #13973 7:14AM

Thanked by:   goducksgo   boomom   catlikesmouse   2 More Thanks Tom   Song   DarthFairy  
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  1341.6 #116 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  733.1 #249 6:30PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #66091 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  240.3 #1417 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  740.0 #243 2:20PM

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

1. CobbPR
6727

2. uscdisneyteacher
6018

3. Dave
5618

4. BaseballMickey_CM
5554

5. Duchess_SMK
5049

6. Plumiegirl
4975

7. Stitch_Legacy
4712

8. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
4464

9. ElSuperRaton
4197

10. Winnie111286
4127



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  3403.5 #39 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  3403.5 #39 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  179.4 #2201 8:06PM

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
70000

2. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
63000

3. secretagentangel
62300

4. DisneyGrandma
51500

5. leopardditz2000
48500

6. DisLUVney
42500

7. debbiev
42250

8. MeridaFan
41630

9. MelodyMouse
40000

10. MinnieMyLove
38250

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  202.9 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  77.6 #3870 9:06PM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  179.4 #2201 12:42PM
@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  549.3 #352 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. πŸ˜‚ - DisLUVney  608.2 #313 9:23PM
Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  19.5 #6976 10:52PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Innoventions reopens as Star Wars Launch Bay September 30
Haunted Mansion Aug 24-Sept 11
Space Mountain Sept 7-Sept 11
Pirates of the Caribbean Sept 14-Sept 30

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Luigi's Rollickin Roadsters opens early 2016
 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.2 #7686 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  323.7 #734 8:33AM
Darth Vader will be commanding the pirate ship beginning Oct 1. - MsTikiMermadam  485.5 #409 9:45PM
what are they doing to pirates? - MsTikiMermadam  485.5 #409 3:00PM

TRIVILATOR 2.0 for iOS is here! We made it faster, easier to use, improved Random Games, fixed Push Notifications, added a Remove Ads option, new game packs, and we optmized it for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Get the complete run down on our new blog here. Get the new update in the App Store, or grab it here. Did you know you can play on the web or from any device via our web version? Tell your friends about the TRIVILATOR, and submit your questions so they (and you) can be featured inside the app. You can submit your questions here. Have fun!

- valj84DisneyDeppAddict  217.4 #1712 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  56.8 #4348 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  217.4 #1712 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  20.6 #6788 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  56.8 #4348 8:58AM
- djmickeymouse  8.1 #0 10:08AM
I just re downloaded trivilator after a brief break from the losing stretch πŸ™ˆ feel free to add me! I am back and ready to play!  - LindseyanaJones  125.8 #3031 9:04AM

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



Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4399.5 #27 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1376.0 #112 12:34PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #1984 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  485.5 #409 5:56AM
After all of this time being away and I made the list - cyndaws  258.0 #1216 1:45AM
First time on the list!!!!! - Voycekids  30.8 #5572 10:37AM

TOP 5 THINGS to do this week at the Disneyland Resort:

1. Watch the new "Paint the Night" parade 8:50 and 11pm nightly.

2. Watch the new "Disneyland Forever" Fireworks show at 9:30pm nightly.

3. See the new "World of Color" 9pm and 10:15pm nightly.

4. Try to find a "Made with Magic" wand or paintbrush which allow you to interact with select Disney experiences and merchandise. 

5. Look for the Word of the Day displayed outside of the theme park entrances (or in the MouseWait Lounge) and text the word between 7am and 10:59am Pacific to the shortcode listed on the sign. You must be at the Disneyland Resort to enter. If you win, you will be notified around 11am via text or phone. For more info go here

And don't forget about Food! Check out our real-time Food blog to see what's new at the Resort. POST YOUR IDEAS BELOW and they could make the weekly top 5!

Come to our la  Brea sticker meetup which starts early at 4 pm then come join MWers to watch PTN and Fireworks too!  - secretagentangel  2199.2 #64 11:59PM
was bummed i did not make it two weeks ago,  see you in aug! - MsTikiMermadam  485.5 #409 6:41PM
Checkβœ”οΈfinally completed the list! I think my favorite is the new fireworks shows!!! Gives me goosebumps and brings on the happy cry.  - MinnieMyLove  191.2 #2039 9:00AM
- piratemom  467.6 #434 12:50PM
I wish! Soon, very soon!! - MyMouseMickey32  158.8 #2519 4:56PM

Here are the overall MouseRank leaders for the past 6 months:

July 2015: Winnie111286 463.58
May 2015: MelodyMouse 679.4
April 2015: Fantasmicfan1 466.89
March 2015: HARR_E 423.38
February 2015: Winnie111286 364.36
January 2015: ShariRenee 408.65
 

! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2384.9 #55 7:16AM
- MowgliLovesBaloo  65.2 #0 5:18PM
- LindseyanaJones  125.8 #3031 11:31AM
- XochiFryingPanWhoKnew  83.9 #3751 5:02PM

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! 

Can you get a discount on annual passes too? - DeeDeeMouse  257.0 #1226 9:59PM
How do you get discount on AP passes. Guessing use MOUSEWAIT - suzieq65  77.6 #3870 4:00PM
You get discounts on AP by renewing early. It's through Disney . They'll send you a card.  - secretagentangel  2199.2 #64 8:58PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - gedi0614  31.6 #5498 12:13AM

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  1376.0 #112 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  9435.9 #3 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  121.6 #3119 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM

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 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 #1865 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  130.6 #2957 3:57PM
@Admin. I filled out a form for May 22nd.  I hope you got it. Thanks. - Winnie111286  5094.3 #20 2:23AM
@@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  13.8 #8432 5:02PM

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