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May 13, 2014 8:49 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 5-13-14
Good Morning! This day in Disney history, May 13th, 1992. Disneyland's Fantasmic! - is officially dedicated in a 22-minute presentation in Frontierland. Making today it's 22nd Anniversary!

To watch a advertisement  from 1992 and scenes from the opening ceremony: http://is.gd/iW9SUr

Shaun Slater wrote an interesting article for Disney parks blog in 2012. He shared his conversation with Barnette Ricci, Vice President/Show Director of Special Events for the Walt Disney Studios, who 22 years ago was senior show director for Disneyland park. She shared some of her memories of creating Fantasmic! To read: http://is.gd/rBew5k

A description of the show taken directly from disneyland.disney.go.com:

“Power of Imagination
Stunning effects erupt against the night sky while Disney Characters join the reverie—as projections on water and in live performances.
Join the Reverie 
While Mickey conducts a breathtaking water show on the Rivers of America, his active imagination begins to grow.
Using his conductor's wand, he guides whimsical scenes from Fantasia across enormous screens of water—while brilliant sparks burst overhead.
Pink elephants, massive puppets, princesses and more surprisingly appear on and around Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island.

Who Will Win?

When the Evil Queen calls for her Magic Mirror, Mickey's dream takes a dark turn. The forces of evil come out of the shadows as she invokes some of Disney's most dastardly villains—including an impressive, 45-foot, fire breathing beastly dragon!

Will Mickey triumph over this terrifying beast from the depths of his nightmare?
Technical Wonderment 
Be amazed by Mickey’s dream as it builds with high-resolution digital film sequences, music, pyrotechnics, fiber optics, lasers, video projected on water and plenty of special effects.”

photo credit: CobbPR

Copyright Disney. All Rights Reserved

(this ones for my Churro) Copyright Disney. All Rights Reserved

To watch the full show:

Do you like Fantasmic? What's your favorite part?

Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a terrific Tuesday!

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😭😭😅👏 thank you for doing a Fantasmic history post Duchess! My all time favorite disney show. I still remember all the little changes they've made over the years, it always holds a special memory and I will always watch 100 times in a row if I could. I have so many favorite parts. If you watched it with me, you'd laugh at how many times I would lean over and say "oh this is my favorite part" 😂 thanks duchess! - mini_MINNIE  1138.2 #153 9:03AM
😂😂 me too! - PrincessDuckie  883.9 #201 9:14AM
thanks for the post duchess and thank you so much for mini_Minnie, she is the BEST person to sit next to during the show, she does the moves and sings, woohoo!! - secretagentangel  2916.3 #43 2:34PM
You're so stinkin cute! I hope I get to watch the show with you someday!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 3:50PM
🎉🎉🎉 So many great memories of Fantasmic!  The first few summers of Fantasmic we took quite a few groups to DL just to see this amazing show. I would camp out starting at like 3 pm lol with my blanket and a book to save space. I don't know why I brought a book I always ended up people watching!  I loved sharing the show with our nieces, nephews (Teen Mickey!) , goddaughters and little friends. Every show I had a twinge of sadness that we would never have kids to share the show with. But I did love watching the show with kids and first timers. It was the best feeling ever. Flash forward a few years when our first miracle came along. I think I watched her watch the show the whole time. Crying of course. So grateful we had a daughter to share the magic with. Flash forward about eight years later when Lil One came along. She is obsessed with Fantasmic just like I am!  We have watched it twice in rain because we could!  Who cares about getting wet. 😂😂😂 any who thanks for the memories Duchess! - PrincessDuckie  883.9 #201 9:14AM
Awe! Those are great memories!  - mini_MINNIE  1138.2 #153 9:18AM
Awe! So sweet! I did the same thing the first time my eldest watched. Disneyland through a child's eyes never gets old! 😊 Thanks for sharing that with us!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 3:53PM
Time for my annual "Hey look, it's a picture of Evil Incarnate, and he standing next to Maleficent..." - NotSoDapperDan  323.9 #753 9:24AM
You always make me laugh, what did you call him last year? A "clown shoe"?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 3:53PM
Lol, he goes by many names... - NotSoDapperDan  323.9 #753 5:46PM
I love fantasmic! It is the best show ever that never gets old. It will always have special meaning and memories for me! Like watching it with my parents as a little girl at the end of a long day at the parks. To watching it from the dream suite for my birthday last year with  MW friends! 💜💚💜💚 - Miss_E_Mouse  1433.5 #114 8:59AM
Such special memories! I just love reading how Disney touches people in so many different ways! Thanks so much for sharing that! Miss you! Feel like it's been ages since I've seen you!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 5:32PM
Fantasmic is my favorite!! Would choose it over WOC any day! 😊 Thank you for posting!  - GrimGrinningAmanda  660.5 #291 9:12AM
AGREED! Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 10:25PM
Definitely the best show ever - - Grindcore  538.3 #372 9:19AM
Do you have a favorite part?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 4:39PM
There are so many! A few parts come to mind: 1. The monkeys!  2. The goldfish  3.  The transition from Hook dangling from the boat to the Princess segment 4. The moment that Murphy emerges. - Grindcore  538.3 #372 9:12PM
We love it so much. We are actually doing the preferred seating twice this weekend! - garrlusdland  67.6 #4162 9:37AM
woohoo! How fun! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 10:27PM
Great job! I personally didn't see the show in its entirety until about 3 years ago when I first got an AP. Now working in the area of the Rivers of America, I get to see/hear the show about 2-5 times a week (after doing the math, that's about 300-400 shows), but it never gets old. I think it has to do something with the live action characters and the music that underscores the entire show.  - BaseballMickey_CM  7352.1 #11 10:25AM
Thanks Buddy! So blessed to get to be at the park as often as you are! I agree! It's quite the show! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 10:28PM
😍😍😍This is my very favorite nighttime thing to do at Disneyland. We can't take a trip without seeing fantasmic. My favorite parts are the  princess and the monkeys. Thank you so much for all these great posts. - joyful_belle131  59.2 #4356 10:34AM
Love the monkeys! That's my favorite part too! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 6:08AM
Wow 1992!?!  I remember it's first showings and all of the ads omg I'm a 👵. Thanks Duchess!! For a great post and reminding us all how old we are lol 😘😜 - missariel33  2115.5 #70 10:37AM
You are SO not old! You were probably just a baby when those came out. 😉😘 thanks doll!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 6:09AM
I've only seen Fantasmic a few times. I tear up everytime cause the actual movie- Fantasia was my late fathers favorite movie of all time. - Superspacemountainfan  90.3 #3698 10:41AM
Awe how sweet! Well I highly recommend making time to watch it again. It really is a special show. 😊😘 - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 6:10AM
My fav show!!! I used to not stop to watch any shows in my younger days but so glad I changed that. I still remember my first time seeing it.  - TheDroidYouAreLookingFor  446.9 #471 1:08PM
It really is fantastic isn't it?!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 6:11AM
WooHoo!  Awesome.  That's my favorite show - joxua  91.7 #3670 3:11PM
😍 sweet!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 6:11AM
Great show.  My favorite part is king Louie and the dancing monkeys...... Thanks for another great history post miss. Have a terrific Tuesday! - GrumpyPirateDad  1918.0 #82 3:16PM
That's my favorite part too! See, great minds think alike! 😂thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 6:12AM
Wow! Such a great show and I have only seen it twice! The last time was last November, I believe. I  don't recall Flotsam & Jetsam in it(thanks so much for that) it was a great show and it made me tear up. To see so many characters that we have enjoyed in films and  elements of many movies,  from decades, was incredible to see come to life! Thanks!!  Can't wait to see you on Friday😘 - misschurro  6101.0 #18 4:44PM
Oh good! Glad you got to see your special pic. Can't wait to see YOU on Friday! 👯 - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 6:13AM
Great post, as always!!!Thanks @ Duchess!! - Superspacemountainfan  90.3 #3698 6:36PM
Thank YoU!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 6:14AM
Awesome story! This is my sister's favorite show, so it's a must every time!  - JazzyMoushhh  137.7 #2891 8:43PM
 Awe sweet of you!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 6:31AM
That for the post! This is probably my favorite DL show ever, it never gets old. I even have the whole thing recorded on my phone so I can always hear it! Y favorite part is either the Peter Pan part or when King Louie and his hang come out. Can't decide.   - TakeMeToNeverland19  25.9 #6232 8:49PM
A true fan! That's awesome! Good choices! Both great parts!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 6:32AM
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Awwhh, awesome knowledge as always!!  Hope you have a "Wonderful Wednesday".  :D - RapunzelledColey  135.4 #2925 11:32PM
Thanks so much! Wonderful Wednesday to you!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 6:32AM
I was there 5 years ago and didn't even know about it. I'm definitely going to check it out this time! Thanks for all your facts! - AriellesMom  91.8 #3668 11:42PM
😳 oh yes you must! Little tip, the second showing is usually a little less crowded. 😘 thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 6:34AM
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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  4439.0 #29 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.5 #7430 10:32PM
- MaddForMansion  121.5 #3155 2:11PM
*s - Plumiegirl  9747.9 #7 10:15PM

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 Nov 23, 2015
It's going to be packed this week! The Disneyland Resort has doubled fireworks, Fantasmic!, parades, World of Color and more. EXPECT LARGE CROWDS throughout the weekend. Here's a guide that outlines early closures for attractions affected by double fireworks/parades. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the high 80s (approx 80% capacity). Important note when comparing last year's Crowd Index: we've seen larger crowds on average this year due to the 60th Celebration activities. 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 Nov 23, 2015 6:18PM

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  587.3 #336 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7396 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  415.3 #515 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  164.8 #2470 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  248.8 #1338 5:04PM
I'm glad Saturday's are good we are going tomorrow ! - vanessav87  5.4 #17032 3:45PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.4 #79835 12:12PM

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  - Santa  1852.6 #88 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  406.8 #530 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  82.1 #3847 12:06AM
I will do this next time I'm on Amazon! - DisneyLov3r  38.4 #0 5:02PM

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

1. Zocalo Meet-up
Dec 02, 2015 05:30pm

2. Zocalo Meet-up
Dec 02, 2015 05:30pm

3. Mw mission inn holiday meetup
Dec 05, 2015 12:00am

4. Mw mission inn holiday meetup
Dec 05, 2015 05:00pm

5. Tower of Terror MeetUp
Dec 13, 2015 10:00am

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  2916.3 #43 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!😂😂😩 - secretagentangel  2916.3 #43 10:47PM
Thank You - suzieq65  103.5 #3495 6:20PM
We will be there in November - makeitbluesaysmerriwether  58.5 #4381 9:58AM
Every Tuesday? - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  29.6 #5833 10:46PM
Every Tuesday as of right now we meet in DL after La Brea eats., I'll post on Sunday, but there are one or two Tuesday's coming up with MHP we'll have to move to another night!  - secretagentangel  2916.3 #43 11:29PM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1874.4 #85 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1730.0 #95 2:27PM
I ❤️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1439.0 #112 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #11393 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1874.4 #85 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #11393 2:12PM
Friday thru Sunday for Us😃.....Wait a minute😳what the heck is a crowding meetup and what would we be crowding into??😂😂😂 - bonedaddy909  1439.0 #112 7:09PM
I am going 10/31! - 714jen  17.1 #7731 12:18AM
We'll be there 10/31 - kimm84  115.3 #3280 6:23PM

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

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  490.6 #415 4:20PM
Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  8.5 #11822 9:01AM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  397.9 #546 7:05PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster

2. Dave

3. jacdanfan

4. goofygal

5. Tom

6. Melody_CM

7. Plumiegirl

8. Winnie111286

9. ShariRenee

10. uscdisneyteacher

Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  2916.3 #43 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  1868.3 #86 8:50AM

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  1373.5 #123 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2162.6 #69 6:30PM
Still waiting. 😂😂😂 - MeridaFan  3994.7 #35 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #66694 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  331.6 #716 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  1032.9 #173 2:20PM

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 #1901 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  145.6 #2751 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  22.8 #6651 5:02PM
Good morning @@Admin I submitted a stay at Hojo for 7/2/15.  I haven't seen the Credits yet.  Would you please check the records?  I can resubmit the Form if you need me to.  As always, thanks for all your wonderful help. - Winnie111286  8906.7 #8 8:02AM

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

2. secretagentangel


4. leopardditz2000

5. Melody_CM

6. DisneyGrandma

7. debbiev

8. DisLUVney

9. MeridaFan

10. MinnieMyLove


  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  294.7 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  103.5 #3495 9:06PM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  332.5 #708 12:42PM
@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  555.5 #356 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. 😂 - DisLUVney  625.9 #313 9:23PM
Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  26.4 #6165 10:52PM

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

2. Goofytom

3. beentoall

4. mamabeam

5. Dolewhipped

6. yanks22

7. kellybrown342

8. DonaldRox

9. Boundin

10. Moog


Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  😁 - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  248.1 #1349 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  91.0 #3680 11:33AM
👋❤️ - Tom  10041.0 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2384.8 #60 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  91.0 #3680 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2384.8 #60 9:42AM
Wow, just tried it for the first time on Friday. Yikes, I thought I knew a lot but was I wrong!!! 😦 - varela2892  28.0 #5993 10:02PM
Does being on this list get me credits? New here and trying to figure this all out. - teaching76  0.4 #0 1:30PM
You get some credits for playing and winning. - sawman911  2162.6 #69 1:37PM

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