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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!  

1958:
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
parade

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

September 1958
skyway

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

riding

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!

matterhorn

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!
construction

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:

bandstand

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!”

parade

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!


Websites referenced:
Thisdayindisneyhistory.com
youtube.com
disneyandmore.blogspot.com
davelandweb.com
mousewait.com
disneyparks.disney.go.com
gorillasdontblog.blogspot.com

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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  355.6 #772 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  6635.7 #24 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  6635.7 #24 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˜˜ - MacaronMerida  4756.7 #39 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  6635.7 #24 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. 😘 - MacaronMerida  4756.7 #39 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  6635.7 #24 9:50AM
Awesomeness once again! Thank you!  - WishIWereThere  333.0 #853 6:48AM
Gosh! How kind of you! Thank you! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 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  452.2 #577 6:53AM
Thanks so much for telling me you enjoyed it! Awe! Sweet memory of your Dad! :) Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 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  863.4 #263 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  6635.7 #24 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  591.6 #412 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  6635.7 #24 10:00AM
Thanks Duchess, A+ review as always - E-Ticket  1801.8 #116 7:12AM
You're always so kind Sir! Thank you! -Ticket!  - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 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  120.9 #3411 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  6635.7 #24 6:29PM
Amazing!!! I always love your posts!! :) - Stacia  44.9 #5443 7:44AM
SO kind of you to say! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 4:53AM
Incredible post! WOW! THANKS! - Mikesaxclar  861.0 #264 8:35AM
Thanks so much! :) I appreciate you telling me you enjoyed it! - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 4:53AM
Thanks so much! :) I appreciate you telling me you enjoyed it! - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 4:53AM
Terrific post!  I found some of the stuff on Matterhorn especially interesting. Thanks for all the research putting this together.  - redsoxcarlos  7517.9 #19 8:48AM
Thanks! Oh good! You're very welcome! Thanks for letting me know you like em! I really appreciate that! - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 4:54AM
I miss the monorail stopping at the hotel...that was special. - earthgrl26  276.5 #1250 9:09AM
I bet that would have been super NICE! - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 4:55AM
Wow, amazing history post SMK! - NickDoubleyew  1094.1 #213 10:37AM
Thanks buddy! Sent you a sticker! :) Nice seeing you in the lounge! - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 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  1348.3 #162 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  6635.7 #24 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  - pikaplaid  8393.8 #16 11:41AM
*have access in the monorail and like our look compared to wdw - pikaplaid  8393.8 #16 11:42AM
Ait condition not access,  - pikaplaid  8393.8 #16 11:42AM
nice sticker usage pikarich! Thanks as always for adding your two cents! - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 4:59AM
Great post! Thank you!!! - goofydad909  2007.2 #101 11:48AM
Thank you kindly sir! - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 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  15433.0 #7 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  6635.7 #24 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  1198.3 #187 2:29PM
There he is! "navy dungarees" ::giggles:: Hope you saw your shout out in the post. ;) Thank you Sir! - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 5:01AM
I did see the "shout out", thank you for that!  Being a CM was such a great experience! - BombFrogFormerCM  1198.3 #187 7:28AM
Thanks for posting this! Great info! - Disneyrockstar  201.7 #2138 4:02PM
Thanks so much! - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 5:02AM
Great post as always. Thanks! - Pudgeman  824.5 #278 7:39PM
D'awe! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 5:02AM
That was like a short book on Disney history! Great info and pictures! Hope you get some good sleep tonight.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3965.7 #48 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  6635.7 #24 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  9353.6 #14 9:58PM
Yes! I was sure to share the link as it was so interesting! I did! Super cool! - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 5:03AM
As always...another fantastic post!! - DisneyDavidEMT  2835.9 #63 11:23PM
Thanks so much Sir! ((hugs)) - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 5:03AM
I am not a crook. ✌️😜 - Tom  18236.6 #4 11:36PM
bhahahhaahahahah! - Duchess_SMK  6635.7 #24 4:51AM

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Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  16089.1 #5 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.7 #89 8:50AM
Winnie for the lead! - DarthFairy  1933.0 #107 7:28PM
@@Winnie111286 You're almost there! - clawton  681.2 #355 9:59AM

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

1. Winnie111286
10229

2. misschurro
8478

3. pikaplaid
7813

4. uscdisneyteacher
7790

5. CobbPR
6914

6. BaseballMickey
6573

7. Dave
6271

8. Plumiegirl
6080

9. Duchess_SMK
5591

10. luxkitty
4852



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4778.6 #38 9:51PM
Better now, MadameLeota? - redsoxcarlos  7517.9 #19 5:13AM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  1933.0 #107 8:06PM
This is so true, it never changes, what's up with that lol - itsmyglassslipper  954.0 #242 12:28PM
I know and I'm still on itπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Plumiegirl  11093.5 #11 5:56PM
I thought it was just me. Lol. Someone needs to hit the refresh button. :) - DeadliestPassholder  562.5 #435 2:10PM
It will stay the same until someone else gets enough points and quality to pass a couple more people. Even though two people on the list don't post much they still are ahead of the rest of us in quality points so they earned their spot. And Plumiegirl you post QC so you're qc score is high! πŸ˜„ - secretagentangel  16089.1 #5 8:33PM
when you are at the top you tend to move slower because its the same folks that frequent the parks most. So hence the top ten.. trolls ;) - Plumiegirl  11093.5 #11 9:55PM
πŸ›‹ Sit for a minute.  - redsoxcarlos  7517.9 #19 5:14AM
Good job everyone! Congrats on the quality content, Dave!  - PrincessCarmen  2599.3 #70 9:12PM


 
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. Melody_CM
2544.27

2. Winnie111286
1219.9

3. Tom
337.63

4. secretagentangel
321.2

5. SorcererD91
293.17

6. redsoxcarlos
277.57

7. ShariRenee
253.83

8. grumpypapa
215.73

9. BlondieLW81
175.47

10. jacdanfan
172.6

 

SEE THE TOP 100

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  123.0 #3361 7:14AM
I just want to thank all the newbies who are on the list so much lately! This was started as a wait time and more app so by your starting out from the beginning doing wait times is awesome! 2/3of my points are from wait times. I make a game of it and have fun doing them. Hope everyone tries it, it helps others and you earn credits!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - secretagentangel  16089.1 #5 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  5626.1 #29 10:28PM
I figure it is the least my wife and i can do, plus it is great exercise! I keep saying, one of these days we will go to one of the meet-ups. We generally only go on Saturday and sometimes Sunday as well. That darn thing called 'work' just gets in the way!  - oiler2112  1654.7 #129 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  318.8 #939 6:54PM
Next August I will be posting wait times I know it will help pass the time in line but with 15 to 20 of us should go pretty well thanks to you and all the people here on MW - mjpdisney67  112.1 #3598 10:10AM
wow!  I hit #5 by being in the park for 4 days!  but it was this week,  in June. - MsTikiMermadam  2600.4 #69 12:13AM
You really helped out with the wait times this week! Good job! - secretagentangel  16089.1 #5 10:07PM
Good job!!! - redsoxcarlos  7517.9 #19 8:58PM
 @SorcererD91is back home! - Taunton  3412.1 #56 10:25AM

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  1171.9 #195 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2147.8 #93 10:53PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  123.0 #3361 2:38PM
- RetroDisneyPins2002  70.9 #4444 6:35PM

Become a MouseWait Partner and get the BEST deal on Credits, a possible tax write off, and a way to promote your product, business, or charity. At the same time, you are helping us build and maintain MouseWait (big expansion planned for 2017). 

We are also paying a 50% first month commission if you bring a new advertiser to us! Thanks for your support, and thanks to SorcererD91 for the awesome Partners pic! http://bit.ly/MouseWaitPartner

This is a great program, glad we joined, thank you. - jacdanfan  16058.5 #6 5:40AM
- RetroDisneyPins2002  70.9 #4444 9:54AM

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. secretagentangel
162300

2. leopardditz2000
143000

3. teapotsandteacups
135000

4. jacdanfan
115000

5. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
98500

6. DarthFairy
78950

7. disneygrandma1
78000

8. varela2892
76900

9. debbiev
70750

10. DisneyGrandma
70500

 

I finally made a list besides wait times.wait times has become almost impossible with the crowds,reception blows.but thank you for all you do@@@@@Admin - DarthFairy  1933.0 #107 7:43PM
!! CongratsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - SnowKitty  268.4 #1337 5:06PM
- BadVibeGirl  21.4 #7885 9:35PM
  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  1767.0 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  194.9 #2235 9:06PM
Thanks for the triple credits sale! @@Admin - grapesoda  2283.7 #88 12:03PM
nice - Hecky  130.4 #3235 9:13AM

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

I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  5237.8 #32 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MacaronMerida  4756.7 #39 12:59PM
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  5626.1 #29 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  749.4 #318 6:28PM
Oh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ just realized that post was 2+ years oldπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well people are still taking turns very slowly. Maybe it's the app, not the players.  - DisneyMom13  749.4 #318 6:34PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  433.7 #602 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  2490.6 #75 2:20PM
Any chance of this coming to Android? - dsnylnd4me  409.6 #645 12:08PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey
9353.56

2. Stitch_Legacy
5143.83

3. RickChavez
3685.57

4. secretagentangel
16089.1

5. ScooterMike
1962.99

6. DLKenCA
3779.02

7. SPandEvLover
4846.13

8. caramiapooh
4488.7

9. pikaplaid
8393.84

10. IDVandalSkipperCM
2763.29



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4778.6 #38 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  15433.0 #7 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4778.6 #38 10:56PM
Not sure I understand the ranking here. Is this based on new math? Shouldn't the person with the most points be first? πŸ€” - redsoxcarlos  7517.9 #19 9:36PM
Based on new math! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ New math is #yuckporridge.  - SassafrasDavis  1045.4 #225 11:29AM
It's based on News, not quality or points. Just posts that are labeled as news.  - phillip...rocks  1788.8 #117 8:15AM
Thanks phillip...rocks! Mystery solved! - redsoxcarlos  7517.9 #19 11:46AM
SassafrasDavis ' #yuckporridge' BAHAHAHA πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - misschurro  10254.5 #12 9:32PM
Welcome to Common Core math! - DLKenCA  3779.0 #50 10:16PM
yuckporridge and BAHAHAHA are popular! - redsoxcarlos  7517.9 #19 7:29AM
dsnylvr1975 This is the original post πŸ˜‚  - SassafrasDavis  1045.4 #225 2:13PM
There are several people on here I have never even seen a post from.. is that normal?  - DarthFairy  1933.0 #107 6:11PM
They come in rarely (once last year for one, a couple on the others, one it's been awhile,  to be exact) but they still had the most news points so they're there till others add to their totals.  - secretagentangel  16089.1 #5 1:39PM
Yeah most of them are ex-mwrs - pikaplaid  8393.8 #16 8:10AM
I'm gonna go ahead and tag RickChavez! Because I like saying RickChavez! With an exclamation mark.  - phillip...rocks  1788.8 #117 9:41AM
That might be me at times. Life threw me a couple of curve balls but I love my Disney. So I pop in and check out who is posting - Plumiegirl  11093.5 #11 11:07PM

Invest in Disney Fine Art with our new Platinum Partner, Magical Memories. Watch for MouseWait art exclusives in the Lounge and use this code: MW10 for 10% off! When you support Magical Memories, you also support the continued development and maintenance of MouseWait. Earn 1000 Credits for each purchase--just send your receipt to [email protected]-- thank you for your support!

- LaPearleNoir  3200.4 #58 7:22PM
- teapotsandteacups  5724.8 #28 3:50PM
The cupcake looks super yummy! - miadawn128  469.1 #550 6:57AM
- CT4625  591.3 #413 7:25PM

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  12867.6 #10 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #8278 10:32PM
Thank you! Can't wait to read itπŸ€“ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #14732 10:22PM
Thank you  - Bob  1623.3 #134 2:20PM


Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.2 #2218 11:22PM
Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4412.1 #43 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  5416.3 #30 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1766.9 #120 3:48PM
Fantastic!! - Ilovegoofy  575.8 #423 4:37PM
Top of the list  - buzzgoneyear92  390.0 #677 12:09AM
Note to self: When you see this comment a year from now, be sure to say something witty!!! - clawton  681.2 #355 9:03PM

See what Kate can do for you, and experience Disneyland like a VIP! Get your own Virtual Plaid in the App Store today, it's FREE! http://apple.co/1WL7y9I

I use this every time I'm at the parks now and llove it!!!!  Thanks Admin - leopardditz2000  1329.6 #165 7:44PM
I just downloaded to see other day and it seems so cool! - girl97217  317.0 #953 4:06PM
- CT4625  591.3 #413 4:29PM
I just downloaded to see other day and it seems so cool! - girl97217  317.0 #953 4:06PM

MouseWait COUNTDOWN for iOS is here! Countdown the days to your next Disneyland or Disney World trip with our images OR your pics! Your Countdown also displays on Apple Watch and is beautiful on iPhone 6 screens. Secure the discounted launch price for a limited time.

I have the countdown and I love it! - tree320  0.6 #0 9:26AM
Just got it! - Dizkid  506.0 #499 12:29PM
Ok I purchased this and love it. Is there anyway to download it to my mousewait? - oreolovebug  380.0 #699 12:03PM
Does anyone have a answer for me?  - oreolovebug  380.0 #699 7:08PM
Countdown is a separate app. It's developed by the Mw app team, app316, but it is technically separate.  - secretagentangel  16089.1 #5 1:16AM
- oreolovebug  380.0 #699 8:58AM
You can take a screen picture and then post it to MouseWait.  - CT4625  591.3 #413 10:31AM

Easily manage the social side of MouseWait for Disneyland and Disney World with our mousetopia app for iOS. Post to the DL or WDW side, use your Stickers, and utilize our MouseWait Messenger. See what's new here


Did you know that you can find refurb info with a quick iPhone Spotlight Search? Learn how to find updated Disneyland info fast with a few hidden tricks in MouseWait 9. Post your tips below!

My tip is always use search! It helps to know what to post plus great information to find!! - secretagentangel  16089.1 #5 8:04PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Fantasmic! REOPENS July 17
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Mark Twain Riverboat REOPENS July 29
Sailing Ship Columbia REOPENS July 29
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes REOPENS July 29

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:
 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #8103 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  367.6 #730 8:33AM
Wow it's been awhile. - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  367.6 #730 8:44PM
I'll go back when the construction is done  - DisneyByMarco  1421.9 #153 5:33PM
Fantastic & exciting news!!! Just in time! - JCat1021  0.4 #85192 10:49AM

Did you know that almost everything in MouseWait can be found with a few taps in the MagicSearch bar? Did you know that we add things to MagicSearch weekly (i.e. requests from you--see below)? MagicSearch enables ONE-THUMB searching to help you find individual menu items, vegetarian or gluten free food, reviews, wait times (even restaurant wait times), exclusive insider Disneyland tips, annual pass holder, parking info, Star Wars Park info, celebrities, Disneyland news, Hidden Mickeys, crowd forecasts (unFORECAST), Photopass, birthdays, refurbishment info, and amazing content from almost a million pages of original content in the MouseWait Lounge. 

This is an  app. Thank you @@@@Admin - LiveLaughLoveDisney  410.7 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM
Love this tool - Chumash28  2223.1 #90 5:02PM
That search bar is so useful and I go to it often!  - grumpypapa  12867.6 #10 7:48PM
Just getting back into using the app and forgot how much I like it! I'm liking all the added features too!! - peleheather  3.4 #33178 12:05PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Melody_CM
2559.07

2. Winnie111286
1363.58

3. SorcererD91
458.66

4. secretagentangel
437.18

5. DisneyDiane316
384.55

6. Tom
350.96

7. ShariRenee
333.31

8. redsoxcarlos
324.35

9. grumpypapa
268.83

10. Hesti4EverAP
251.86



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  46036.8 #1 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  3200.4 #58 1:11PM
Yes, yes. I know you do.  - crazyfriends  118.7 #3456 2:03AM
Who doesn't love Disneyland???  Happiest place on earth.  :) - Disneylanddad702  467.3 #554 2:38PM
- jacdanfan  16058.5 #6 4:45AM
Wonderful job, Melody_CM!! - misschurro  10254.5 #12 4:55PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - Bob  1623.3 #134 9:59AM
Good job, secretagentangel, top of the list. Of course, it won't last. 😞 - redsoxcarlos  7517.9 #19 11:49PM
That's OK! I like doing all this for the fun of it! The points are a fun giftβ€πŸ‘ - secretagentangel  16089.1 #5 9:28PM
Great to see all the participation!  - CT4625  591.3 #413 3:40PM

Get a quick overview of the new features in MouseWait 9 for iOS, our biggest update since 2009! Get the free version here, or upgrade to Platinum here

Just installed the MW app on my new phone yesterday. This will be very helpful for me since I am used to the android version. Thank you. - teapotsandteacups  5724.8 #28 11:41PM
I've had a lot of trouble with platinum version. It seems to "magically" close itself at random times. The most common random closes are: after updating ride or food times, after clicking on a different feature in the app, or immediately after opening. I generally have to re-open it 2-3 times, at which point it stays open until I've made my update, but if I stop using it for more than 5 minutes and go back to it I have to go through the magical closings again. πŸ˜“ - Mouse28  946.2 #245 9:06AM
I never had that issue with the free version.  - Mouse28  946.2 #245 9:06AM
I had the same issues more so in the park  - Plumiegirl  11093.5 #11 5:42PM
Same here  - Melody_CM  46036.8 #1 7:57AM
And I can only load videos from the non platinum MW  - Plumiegirl  11093.5 #11 9:02PM
I've been having typing issues recently. Like, I type.. and the app has a severely hard time keeping up with me. Delayed typing. Oh, and I have the Galaxy S5 - ministrychick77  310.1 #999 4:03PM
- Ilovegoofy  575.8 #423 8:12AM

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
4.38

2. emily.northcutt.94
1.03

3. sheridanrabbit
0.43

4. DisneyDreamer18
0.41

5. Donald1967
0.18

6. Guest_86
0.04

7. NyanCat9001
0.03

8. Guest_270
0.02

9. DisneyMom13
0.02

10. Guest_638
0.01

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  408.8 #649 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  137.9 #3107 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  18236.6 #4 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2917.3 #61 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  137.9 #3107 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2917.3 #61 9:42AM
How do I earn trivia channel points. I have trivilator and obviously mousewait.  - Mouse28  946.2 #245 3:03PM
You play games against people to earn points on this list, and you make points for a monthly total playing individually but those points don't cross over.  - secretagentangel  16089.1 #5 1:05PM
Congrats!! - 619HeatherMouse  300.3 #1059 3:07PM

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1.Melody_CM 706.45 #1  
2.Winnie111286 525.38 #2  
3.Tom 198.11 #4  
4.DisneyDiane316 194.35 #44  
5.Hesti4EverAP 150.78 #169  
6.redsoxcarlos 145.23 #19  
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