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Jun 14, 2014 3:35 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 6-14-14
Can't sleep so....Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 14th, 1958 Alice in Wonderland opened in Fantasyland. In addition, in 1959: three major attractions were christened!  The Monorail, The Matterhorn Bobsleds and The Submarine Voyage!  

Alice and Wonderland was the only Fantasyland dark ride built between the park's opening and the redesign of Fantasyland in 1983, when Pinocchio's Daring Journey premiered. The presence of two rides based on the film is unusual in that Walt Disney said he regretted making it because it “lacked a connection to the audience's hearts.” ::gasps:: I whole heartily disagree! I LOVE Alice! How about you?  For some reason Alice was never duplicated at any other park, making Disneylands even more special!

skyway piarate ship

As previoulsy mentioned in 1983, Alice was updated as part of an overall refurbishment of Fantasyland, as the Upside-Down and Oversized Rooms were eliminated and the Mad Hatter's unbirthday scene was moved to the very end of the ride. A new narration track by Kathryn Beaumont, the original voice of Alice, was recorded. To create more unified theming in Fantasyland, the Mad Tea Party attraction was relocated at the rear of Fantasyland to a spot adjacent to the Alice in Wonderland ride that same year.  Alice in Wonderland, however, did not reopen until 1984, one year after the rest of the new Fantasyland opened.

Grand Opening parade July 14th, 1958

July 28th, 1958 (look at the lovely track without rails!)
no rails

September 1958

I don’t know about you but I can’t WAIT until Alice reopens! Do you have a favorite scene from this attraction?

Moving along, 1959: The opening of the ALWEG Monorail Mark I.  The day was celebrated with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting that included the then Vice President Nixon and his family.

ribbon cutting


At this time the Monorail ran on a .8 mile track around Tomorrowland. It was the first daily-operating monorail train system in the Western Hemisphere. The German ALWEG company developed a working monorail prototype, which caught Disney’s eye in 1957. He worked out a deal with ALWEG in which his designers would develop a monorail using ALWEG’s basic design as the starting point.

Bob Gurr, designed Disneylands' version, a sleek train with a rocket-ship nose, stainless steel side panels, and the famous front bubble top. The Disneyland Monorail’s appearance was a completely different from the plain, functional design of ALWEG’s prototype (or ALWEG’s later Seattle Monorail, built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair).

To watch the ceremony: http://tinyurl.com/2d2mc6b

To watch a short clip with Disney Legend Bob Gurr on Creating the Disneyland Monorail:

In June of 1961, the Monorail track was extended to 2 1/2 miles, Disneyland Hotel guests were then able to board the Monorail at the hotel and begin their park visit in Tomorrowland.

Do you like the Monorial? When was the last time you were on it?

Also on this same day in Disneyland, The Matterhorn Bobsleds, opened!


Modeled after the Matterhorn, a real mountain in the Swiss Alps it is the 1st roller coaster to use cylindrical rails and urethane wheels (standard in the roller coaster industry today). Built by coaster builder, Arrow Dynamics and WED Imagineering.

The mountain was originally a dirt mound created from what was removed to make the moat around Sleeping Beauty Castle. First named Holiday Hill and then Lookout Mountain, Park Operations staff continually had to keep a look out due to its unofficial status as “Lover’s Lane.” Teehee..

The Matterhorn was conceived by Walt during two trips he made to Switzerland. Walt wanted to figure out a way to hide the unsightly Skyway pylon, what better then a 147' high mountain?

Supposedly, Walt sent a postcard featuring the Matterhorn back to the states with the caption, “Build this.” Walt was discouraged by Joe Fowler when he wanted to “make some snow and have a toboggan ride.” Difficulties in creating the snow and drainage were solved by using steel, wood, plaster, and paint. Disneylands Matterhorn is a 1/100th replica of its Swiss namesake and the tallest structure inside Disneyland. What was Walt’s response when he first saw the completed attraction? Legend has it that he said, “It’s 10' too short.” HA!

I found a couple construction photos for you, thanks Daveland!

view from the House of the Future!
next to the house of the future

It wasn't until 1977/1978 that the Matterhorn was refurbished to add the Yeti (Harold) and instead of being 1 car, 2 cars were joined, which basically doubled the attraction's capacity.

To watch a clip from the opening ceremony:

Do you like this attraction? Do you have a favorite side, and why?

In addition, The Submarine Voyage, is officially dedicated (even though it's been open since June 6th).

According to Disney Parks blog: “Following an introduction by Admiral Charles C. Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Mildred Nelson, wife of the chief machinist on the the first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus, christens sub D-301, appropriately also named “Nautilus.””

subs christining

Another E ticket attraction, the Subs cost $2.5 million dollars to create. 38 Riders were able to enter the 8 half-submerged mini-submarines at a time. Each 52' long sub cost about $80,000 to build were each 52 feet long, weighed 94,000 pounds, and could go about 1.7 miles per hour!

The Disney-designed subs were built at Todd Shipyards in San Pedro, California (same place the Columbia was built if you remember from my post from the 4th of this month). The fleet was originally named after the U.S. Navy's atomic submarines: The Nautilus, The Seawolf, The Skate, The Triton, The Ethan Allan, The Patrick Henry, The Skipjack, and the George Washington.

Sitting on small fold-down seats, guests leaned forward to peer out through port holes on either side. The subs moved around a track in the mermaid lagoon and gave the illusion of diving by having bubbles rise around it while the captain intoned commands over the loudspeaker. Guests saw an underwater volcano, lost treasure, a "graveyard of lost ships," the legendary Lost Continent of Atlantis, a treasure chest of gold, mermaids, a sea serpent, and passed under icebergs at the “North Pole” during their 9 minute voyage. "REAL!” mermaids actually swam in the lagoon for a brief period. They eventually stopped doing this as young men kept jumping in the lagoon to them.  SMH LOL

During the opening ceremonies, there was even a water ballet of mermaids!

To watch the ceremony AND see the mermaids:

To take a ride: http://tinyurl.com/km9tqly

Does anyone here remember this attraction? I know our very own BombFrogCM was a former CM who operated this attraction!

Disney Parks blog posted an something AMAZING yesterday outlining the timeline and added even more photos from the June 14th, 1959's events, including the parade! My favorite part:


Look closely at this rare color picture and you’ll see Hayley Mills, Roy O. Disney and Diane Disney Miller in the background. The man pictured between Walt Disney and Vice President Nixon is Meredith Willson, composer of the smash hit musical, “The Music Man,” which was still in its first theatrical run on Broadway at the time. Mr. Willson was an invited guest of Walt’s who was seated behind the vice president. During the television taping of this special parade, host Art Linkletter says, “What do I see down there? Meredith Willson, would you come up here for a minute?” Mr. Willson then came to the front of the reviewing stand. Art continued, “I want to hear from an expert. You’re ‘Mr. Music Man,’ what do you see coming up the street?”
To Mr. Wilson’s apparent amazement, what he saw was an all-brass band including 76 trombones, marching down Main Street, U.S.A., playing his signature song from “The Music Man,” “Seventy Six Trombones!” Mr. Willson could be overheard saying, “I’ve been saying it all afternoon, but Walt Disney, when he does anything, he does it right, doesn’t he? Listen to that!”


As this incredible band approached the reviewing stand, Art led Mr. Willson to a small platform in the middle of the street, telling him, “Come on up here Meredith!” The drum major handed his hat and baton to Mr. Willson who then conducted the band to the finale of the song as the crowd roared from one end of Main Street to the other.”
Cool right? :)

Thanks so much for reading and watching! I realize this was a rather lengthy post! I tried to only add the most interesting information I could dig up! Hope you all have a SUPER Saturday!

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So. Much. Awesomeness in this post!!! I LOVE Alice!! My fave scene is the dancing cards. It makes me kinda dizzy (in a good way) The monarail what fun it was to ride in the front on my very first Disneyland trip! The Matterhorn used to scare the bajeZies outta me as a kid. Now it just is painful to ride. 😒  The subs! In all their Mermaid glory (wish they had been around in the 80's) I only remember the sea monster in this ride, and it smelling like urine 😞. What a great day in history for our beloved park!!!  - PixiePirateMaid  334.9 #700 6:33AM
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer all my questions! It's not often people do that! I agree about the Matterhorn I can't ride it anymore either with my bad back. It is sad. πŸ˜” The mermaids were pretty neat huh! 😍 the smell memory though....πŸ˜·πŸ˜‚ Indeed, a huge day for Disneyland!! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:52AM
This is an amazing history post--I loved the part about Meredith Willson. Thanks for taking the time to put these articles together, I know it takes forever to put together things like this! - Admin 3:59PM
Sorry for the late reply and bump, but, not going to not respond to something so kind. 😊 I can't lie, this one took me about a week. πŸ™ŠπŸ™ˆ so happy so many enjoyed it though! Made it totally worth it! That 76 trombone story will never leave my mind. Can't wait to walk down Main Street and think about that! Thank YOU Admin!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 9:13AM
Lots of great stuff here! Β Thank you for all your hard work that you continually do for MW! Β You are a true MW gem!  😘. I love the 76 trombones story! Β Wouldn't it have been awesome to be there that day? Β Love the old attraction posters! Β I always loved Alice in Wonderland. The part at the end where you are up so high off the ground was always fun for me. (And still is!). All us kids loved the submarines. We thought they were awesome. I know some people think this attraction should go away, but I look at it as iconic Disneyland and should no more leave than the Matterhorn should! Β I love the Nemo Β addition to the ride. Just makes it that much more interesting. One of my favorite pictures to take at Disneyland is the Matterhorn with the lagoon and a submarine in the foreground. 😍. Nothing says Disneyland to me quite like that shot. Thank you for another awesome post, Duchess! Β Now go back to sleep! Β πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ - MeridaFan  4151.1 #33 6:36AM
I'm so glad you liked that story! It would have been incredible to be there that day! Walt sure did things big didn't he?? Good choices for favorite scenes! It's sweet you still love the subs. I haven't been on em in years, I'm too claustrophobic! I'm grateful for the separate viewing room! Thanks so much for your kind words! Lol I couldn't help being up so early! My backs been flared up bad since I've had this little boy inside me! He's already trouble and he's not even born yet! πŸ˜‚ Pray for me, please!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 8:01AM
Boy?!  Congrats!  I didn't know you had made an announcement yet!  πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜. He's going to be a cutie, for sure!  Awww. Hope your back gets some relief soon!  If that's possible. 😘 - MeridaFan  4151.1 #33 8:45AM
Oh! I had on IG/Facebook but I didn't post about it on here, not really Disney related. πŸ˜‚ Thank you! Me too!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 9:50AM
Awesomeness once again! Thank you!  - WishIWereThere  293.7 #934 6:48AM
Gosh! How kind of you! Thank you! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 8:09AM
So much great info!!! And I remember the original subs very fondly, it was one of my Dads favorites. I was very sad when it closed, but i enjoy the Nemo version too! Thanks Duchess!! - hatgal76  444.7 #476 6:53AM
Thanks so much for telling me you enjoyed it! Awe! Sweet memory of your Dad! :) Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 8:23AM
So much awesome Disney history today. Β Too bad the Subs and Alice are both still closed for refurb. Β Can't wait for them to reopen. Β As for my favorite Β part of Alice I love Cheshire Cat. Β As for the Sub's I love the Nemo school scene with all the pretty colors. Β However, I must say the old school sub ride still carries a special place in my heart. Β Thank you for the post and teaching me more about the Happiest place on Earth. - potatohead25  646.8 #300 6:55AM
Right?! I had to spend a whole lotta time on this one! πŸ˜΄πŸ˜‚ good choices for favorites! I too wish Alice was open! So glad you enjoyed the post! Thanks a bunch for telling me enjoyed it! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 9:49AM
Thank you for all of this wonderful information! I love the part about The Music Man.  It is one of my favorite movies and I think about it every time I walk down Main Street. - Thumper13  489.1 #418 7:05AM
You're so very welcome! D'awe! What a nice thing to think about while walking down Main Street USA! 🎢 I'm sure I will now as well! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 10:00AM
Thanks Duchess, A+ review as always - E-Ticket  1436.8 #114 7:12AM
You're always so kind Sir! Thank you! -Ticket!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 10:05AM
What a terrific post! 6/14/59 was a banner day in Disneyland history and you brought it back for us with the film footage. I have vague memories of the mermaids the Submarine Voyage and I thought it was something I'd made up until today! The Alice info was fascinating. Meredith Willson was a genius and to finally see a picture of him was wonderful!!! Thank you!!! - PrincessCindy  120.8 #3176 7:15AM
RIGHT?! So much history today! Happy the mermaid footage confirmed your memories! :) So SO happy you enjoyed all the photos! Made me smile to read your comment thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 6:29PM
Amazing!!! I always love your posts!! :) - Stacia  32.0 #5630 7:44AM
SO kind of you to say! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 4:53AM
Incredible post! WOW! THANKS! - Mikesaxclar  637.0 #305 8:35AM
Thanks so much! :) I appreciate you telling me you enjoyed it! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 4:53AM
Thanks so much! :) I appreciate you telling me you enjoyed it! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 4:53AM
Terrific post!  I found some of the stuff on Matterhorn especially interesting. Thanks for all the research putting this together.  - redsoxcarlos  2209.2 #66 8:48AM
Thanks! Oh good! You're very welcome! Thanks for letting me know you like em! I really appreciate that! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 4:54AM
I miss the monorail stopping at the hotel...that was special. - earthgrl26  201.4 #1945 9:09AM
I bet that would have been super NICE! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 4:55AM
Wow, amazing history post SMK! - MightyWhitey  1083.1 #163 10:37AM
Thanks buddy! Sent you a sticker! :) Nice seeing you in the lounge! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 4:55AM
Can't wait for Alice to reopen. My favorite part is the singing flowers. I remember monorail picking us up at the DL Hotel. My kids don't believe me, thanks for the picture proof. I have ridden the monorail numerous time and still have never been able to ride in the front. 😞I love the Matterhorn! A CM told me that Walt originally want to make it Candy Mountain, like the one in the window in DCA, but they couldn't figure out how to make it structurally safe. My favorite side it the rt. because, I think it's faster than the lft. side. I like the new seats. Even though they lack leg room, I'm not getting a headache from being head butted from the person in front of me. As a kid I loved the submarines. The mermaids were my favorite part. I thought we were really deep. Now as an adult it's ok. How amazing would that be to see 76 trombones coming down Main Street?! I would start crying for sure. Thanks for all the great info!  - Bassplayerswife  446.1 #475 10:53AM
Oh that IS a great part! SHOOT! Riding in the front is SO cool! I heard that they hardly do that anymore though. I hope you get to someday! Candy mountain eh? Can you imagine how different our park would be today if that happened? I agree with you on the left side being faster! I wish I could have seen those mermaids in person! I'd be crying right there with you if I saw those 75 trombones too! Thanks for the support! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 4:58AM
Love this thank you , although i like the old sleds on the matterhorn, and like our monorail current look although it would be nice to have access in the rest of the body for those hot days , I remember the old original submarine ride and the then story before Nemo although a lot of the original props whe re saved,  andlook for the sea sserpent near the end made of rocks  - pikarich  4991.6 #23 11:41AM
*have access in the monorail and like our look compared to wdw - pikarich  4991.6 #23 11:42AM
Ait condition not access,  - pikarich  4991.6 #23 11:42AM
nice sticker usage pikarich! Thanks as always for adding your two cents! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 4:59AM
Great post! Thank you!!! - goofydad909  1972.8 #78 11:48AM
Thank you kindly sir! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 4:59AM
Great post! I remember when they added the yeti and I went "whoa"! I remember the before Nemo submarine voyage from the 60-90's, I loved it as a while but not so much as it felt so claustrophobic! I have always loved Alice. I remember when we used to get off the Matterhorn and walk to the hotel and hang out at the bar/cafe and watch kids play with the boats (now between Rain Forest and ESPN). Thanks Duchess! - ShariRenee  7825.7 #9 12:51PM
"whoa" ::giggles:: Oh good! I'm not alone on the claustrophobic thing! LOL How neat it must have been to ride the monorail all the way to the hotel! Thanks for sharing that memory with us! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 5:00AM
Thank you for posting!  As a mini I remember when the yeti was added to the Matterhorn...  I also remember when the subs were navy grey and was so proud to be a CM on this attraction after the first refit with the grey becoming yellow though we still wore navy dungarees until 1989 - BombFrogFormerCM  1000.7 #183 2:29PM
There he is! "navy dungarees" ::giggles:: Hope you saw your shout out in the post. ;) Thank you Sir! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 5:01AM
I did see the "shout out", thank you for that!  Being a CM was such a great experience! - BombFrogFormerCM  1000.7 #183 7:28AM
Thanks for posting this! Great info! - Disneyrockstar  184.2 #2172 4:02PM
Thanks so much! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 5:02AM
Great post as always. Thanks! - Pudgeman  684.0 #276 7:39PM
D'awe! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 5:02AM
That was like a short book on Disney history! Great info and pictures! Hope you get some good sleep tonight.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1448.2 #111 9:55PM
ha! I felt like I was writing a book when I was getting it ready. LOL I haven't been sleeping much so this post keep me company this week. Thanks so much darlin! Glad you liked it! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 5:03AM
Glad you found those pictures from the recent Disney Parks Blog post about the opening day of the Matterhorn/Subs. Did you know that Katheryn Beaumont did Alice and Wendy in Peter Pan?  - BaseballMickey_CM  7360.5 #11 9:58PM
Yes! I was sure to share the link as it was so interesting! I did! Super cool! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 5:03AM
As always...another fantastic post!! - DisneyDavidEMT  2539.0 #51 11:23PM
Thanks so much Sir! ((hugs)) - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 5:03AM
I am not a crook. ✌️😜 - Tom  10156.7 #5 11:36PM
bhahahhaahahahah! - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 4:51AM

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We'll be there 10/31 - kimm84  115.3 #3286 6:23PM

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  250.1 #1325 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  91.0 #3688 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  250.1 #1325 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  20.6 #7018 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  91.0 #3688 8:58AM
- djmickeymouse  10.3 #0 5:17PM
- princessvg  46.1 #4837 8:35AM

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  1376.7 #124 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2163.6 #69 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4151.1 #33 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #66733 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  341.3 #680 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 #174 2:20PM

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

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 #180 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1875.9 #86 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  341.3 #680 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  28.1 #5997 2:38PM

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

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  516.0 #391 4:20PM
Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  8.7 #11567 9:01AM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  397.9 #548 7:05PM

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

Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  32.3 #5605 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  41.7 #5031 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2163.6 #69 9:33AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  21.4 #6888 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  26.4 #6179 7:25PM


1. Winnie111286

2. Melody_CM

3. ShariRenee

4. Coaster

5. sawman911

6. goofygal

7. MeridaFan

8. secretagentangel

9. Tom

10. sjensen68


I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  9897.3 #6 11:30PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  457.9 #454 9:59AM
Winnie shreds! - DarthFairy  333.8 #705 10:53PM
Chee-hoo @Winnie111286 look at you up at #1! Well done!πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ - DarthTinkerbell  683.5 #278 9:28AM

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 first week of December 2015
The first week of December is usually light as the Disneyland Resort temporarily moves to shorter operating hours. Monday will be crowded, Tuesday through Thursday should be a lot lighter, then look for bigger crowds starting Friday and through the weekend. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the low 70s (approx 70% 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 30, 2015 2:56PM

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  587.1 #336 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7415 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  415.4 #518 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 #2472 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  248.9 #1342 5:04PM
I'm glad Saturday's are good we are going tomorrow ! - vanessav87  5.4 #17071 3:45PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.4 #79519 12:12PM

Here are the recent wait time leaders:

October: toystory3 1571.8
August: Melody_CM 726.93
July: MelodyMouse 417.38
May: MelodyMouse 640.08
April: WARLOCK 228.33
March: HARR_E 290.27
February: jacdanfan 251.32
January: ShariRenee 246.23
December: MelodyMouse 303.05
November: MelodyMouse 410.98
October: jacdanfan 189.98

 Everyone for making   - Boundin  652.2 #295 10:21PM
That's awesome but like me a lot of ppl can't enter wait times I can't ever open or connect while in the park  - mickeyat78  1924.3 #82 5:39AM
Wow. Sorry to hear that. I'm on ATT and sometimes can't connect, tho it is rare - Melody_CM  9897.3 #6 8:12PM
Does ATT have personal space for power . I know that's not the correct name. Look in settings.  - suzieq65  103.5 #3498 2:46PM
great job! It's the wait times that brought me to this app. Thank you - Kimo  203.5 #1931 8:16PM
The mysterious disappearing month of June! - Melody_CM  9897.3 #6 12:13PM
No one updated times in June - philliprocks  1297.1 #130 8:05AM
I was blocked in June. :( - Taunton  729.3 #256 1:57AM
I think the park was closed that month. Preparation for the big 60th.  - MeridaFan  4151.1 #33 9:52PM
Lol - Oinker34  1388.1 #122 7:08AM

Deadliest Cast Member Season One & Two + VOYAGEERS Multiplaner & Great Storyteller are both available to read on Kindle Unlimited! You can sign up for a free 30 day trial of Kindle Unlimited and read all four books at no charge! Go here to access the books on Amazon. Thanks for your support! 

- MommyandBash  341.3 #680 4:52PM
- MissAmericaSings  401.4 #541 7:58AM
Got them all, and extras! - jacdanfan  10973.0 #3 1:54PM
- MommyandBash  341.3 #680 9:22PM

Please help me welcome FreePrints to the MouseWait family: the Official Photo App of MouseWait! FreePrints is the highest rated, most popular photo printing app in the world.

Download FreePrints for free (iOSAndroidWindows PhonePC/Mac version) and get up to 85 4x6 free photos per month--up to 1000 per year (make sure you select MouseWait from the "how did you hear about us" drop down). Their app is intuitive and simple to use, making it easy to print your favorite pics from your phone. There are NO subscriptions or commitments. All you pay is shipping (from $1.99 to $9.99). Thanks for your support!

I love this App. I've used for a while. Easy to use and conveniently shipped to home! - ElectricMayhemMom  1282.8 #132 5:30PM
welcome FREEPRINTS!  Thanks Admin for getting great stuff for us! - snowgrey  6.0 #15413 1:51PM
Just put in my first order.  - torino06  10.3 #10464 1:42PM
Just got my first order. Great photos.  - torino06  10.3 #10464 12:16PM

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  147.2 #2724 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  80.4 #3886 5:02PM
Good morning @@Admin I submitted a stay at Hojo for 7/2/15.Β  I haven't seen the Credits yet.Β  Would you please check the records?Β  I can resubmit the Form if you need me to.Β  As always, thanks for all your wonderful help. - Winnie111286  9257.9 #8 8:02AM

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

1. CobbPR

2. uscdisneyteacher

3. Dave

4. BaseballMickey_CM

5. Duchess_SMK

6. Plumiegirl

7. misschurro

8. Winnie111286

9. Stitch_Legacy

10. pikarich


This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  3633.3 #38 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  3633.3 #38 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  333.8 #705 8:06PM

Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4406.8 #30 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1449.2 #110 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  990.6 #185 3:48PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2018 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  678.9 #283 5:56AM
First time making the real time list!! Cool. Thanks admin - buzzgoneyear92  210.5 #1845 12:03PM
Here! Yay! - LadyTrampTraveler8  48.3 #0 10:36AM

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  4439.1 #29 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.5 #7448 10:32PM
- MaddForMansion  125.1 #3092 2:11PM
*s - Plumiegirl  9814.5 #7 10:15PM


Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue will close permanently Jan 10
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
Season of the Force-Hyperspace Mountain begins November 16


Soarin' Over California Nov 2-12
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  16.3 #7949 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  325.3 #747 8:33AM
- debbiev  1125.9 #156 4:29PM
- disneyforme  181.2 #0 9:48PM

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  274.9 #1089 9:59PM
How do you get discount on AP passes. Guessing use MOUSEWAIT - suzieq65  103.5 #3498 4:00PM
You get discounts on AP by renewing early. It's through Disney . They'll send you a card.  - secretagentangel  3058.9 #43 8:58PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - Woodylover  42.9 #4969 12:13AM
Apparently whatever I was trying to buy doesn't apply. Dang - Poisen_Ivy  313.3 #807 12:47PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM

2. Stitch_Legacy

3. RickChavez

4. ScooterMike

5. SPandEvLover

6. caramiapoohsadface

7. IDVandalSkipperCM

8. Dave

9. Duchess_SMK

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream


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. kellybrown342

7. yanks22

8. DonaldRox

9. Boundin

10. Moog


Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  250.1 #1325 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  91.0 #3688 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  10156.7 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2385.3 #60 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  91.0 #3688 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2385.3 #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  28.1 #5997 10:02PM
Does being on this list get me credits? New here and trying to figure this all out. - teaching76  0.5 #0 1:30PM
You get some credits for playing and winning. - sawman911  2163.6 #69 1:37PM
Playing against an opponent, not solo - misschurro  6190.2 #18 9:09PM

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  3058.9 #43 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  1868.3 #87 8:50AM

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


3. secretagentangel

4. DisneyGrandma

5. leopardditz2000

6. Melody_CM

7. debbiev

8. DarthFairy

9. MeridaFan

10. MinnieMyLove


  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  295.5 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  103.5 #3498 9:06PM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  333.8 #705 12:42PM
@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  577.2 #342 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. πŸ˜‚ - DisLUVney  626.0 #313 9:23PM
Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  26.4 #6179 10:52PM

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  1449.2 #110 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  10973.0 #3 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  125.9 #3071 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM

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  842.2 #212 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  208.8 #1863 7:31PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  208.8 #1863 7:31PM
    - teapotsandteacups  34.4 #5440 8:56AM

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