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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 #690 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  6535.3 #19 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  6535.3 #19 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  4244.2 #37 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  6535.3 #19 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  4244.2 #37 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  6535.3 #19 9:50AM
Awesomeness once again! Thank you!  - WishIWereThere  304.5 #929 6:48AM
Gosh! How kind of you! Thank you! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 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  452.1 #510 6:53AM
Thanks so much for telling me you enjoyed it! Awe! Sweet memory of your Dad! :) Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 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  801.2 #242 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  6535.3 #19 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  516.6 #431 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  6535.3 #19 10:00AM
Thanks Duchess, A+ review as always - E-Ticket  1476.8 #120 7:12AM
You're always so kind Sir! Thank you! -Ticket!  - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 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 #3278 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  6535.3 #19 6:29PM
Amazing!!! I always love your posts!! :) - Stacia  43.8 #5206 7:44AM
SO kind of you to say! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 4:53AM
Incredible post! WOW! THANKS! - Mikesaxclar  714.3 #288 8:35AM
Thanks so much! :) I appreciate you telling me you enjoyed it! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 4:53AM
Thanks so much! :) I appreciate you telling me you enjoyed it! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 4:53AM
Terrific post!  I found some of the stuff on Matterhorn especially interesting. Thanks for all the research putting this together.  - redsoxcarlos  3338.5 #46 8:48AM
Thanks! Oh good! You're very welcome! Thanks for letting me know you like em! I really appreciate that! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 4:54AM
I miss the monorail stopping at the hotel...that was special. - earthgrl26  212.8 #1897 9:09AM
I bet that would have been super NICE! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 4:55AM
Wow, amazing history post SMK! - NickDoubleyew  1094.1 #176 10:37AM
Thanks buddy! Sent you a sticker! :) Nice seeing you in the lounge! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 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  749.4 #270 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  6535.3 #19 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  6104.9 #22 11:41AM
*have access in the monorail and like our look compared to wdw - pikarich  6104.9 #22 11:42AM
Ait condition not access,  - pikarich  6104.9 #22 11:42AM
nice sticker usage pikarich! Thanks as always for adding your two cents! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 4:59AM
Great post! Thank you!!! - goofydad909  1997.3 #90 11:48AM
Thank you kindly sir! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 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  10364.9 #8 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  6535.3 #19 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  1059.2 #182 2:29PM
There he is! "navy dungarees" ::giggles:: Hope you saw your shout out in the post. ;) Thank you Sir! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 5:01AM
I did see the "shout out", thank you for that!  Being a CM was such a great experience! - BombFrogFormerCM  1059.2 #182 7:28AM
Thanks for posting this! Great info! - Disneyrockstar  191.7 #2154 4:02PM
Thanks so much! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 5:02AM
Great post as always. Thanks! - Pudgeman  766.2 #261 7:39PM
D'awe! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 5:02AM
That was like a short book on Disney history! Great info and pictures! Hope you get some good sleep tonight.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  2061.7 #83 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  6535.3 #19 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  7958.2 #11 9:58PM
Yes! I was sure to share the link as it was so interesting! I did! Super cool! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 5:03AM
As always...another fantastic post!! - DisneyDavidEMT  2769.2 #53 11:23PM
Thanks so much Sir! ((hugs)) - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 5:03AM
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bhahahhaahahahah! - Duchess_SMK  6535.3 #19 4:51AM

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MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Melody_CM
1958.83

2. Fantasmicfan1
1031.15

3. Coaster
764.4

4. Winnie111286
696

5. oiler2112
439.67

6. secretagentangel
416.78

7. grumpypapa
376.76

8. Tom
372.91

9. Goofytom
315.05

10. redsoxcarlos
294.41



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  19543.8 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2355.4 #71 1:11PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  875.6 #218 9:59AM
Yippeeeee!!!! I made the list!!!  - dizzneyfan  711.9 #289 7:17AM
Wow, top of the list:-) - beentoallbut1  936.4 #0 5:40AM

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Just spent $100. Surely not my last order this month - Dianat710  64.1 #4435 4:46PM
Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  163.5 #2576 9:45AM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.1 #4637 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  91.4 #3810 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2849.6 #51 9:33AM
I miss the Electrical Parade.  My mom was actually covering a story about the Electrical Parade and got to ride in one of the vehicles.  - RetroDisneyPins2002  42.7 #5251 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  318.1 #847 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  711.9 #289 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7164 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  47.9 #5011 7:25PM

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  2766.0 #54 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  318.1 #847 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  318.1 #847 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2849.6 #51 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4244.2 #37 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #68690 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  433.2 #531 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  1602.2 #113 2:20PM

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
15.84

2. Goofytom
8.53

3. teapotsandteacups
2.66

4. sheridanrabbit
1.78

5. DisneyMom13
1.51

6. DonaldRox
1.19

7. Dolewhipped
1.14

8. mamabeam
0.83

9. Boundin
0.66

10. Moog
0.34

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  304.7 #927 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  96.8 #3719 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  12677.8 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2784.5 #52 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  96.8 #3719 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2784.5 #52 9:42AM
Any tips on how to keep a game going?  Seems like the past few times I've played Random the other person stops playing and I can't finish the game.  :( - azbellatink  246.3 #1448 12:47AM
Invite  people  to play in the to 10 for the week. We don't  all play everyday but you'll  get your game finished.  - richiii3  1602.2 #113 10:45PM
Yay I made the list!!!!!!  - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  153.1 #2727 7:02PM
 YOU!!! Having fun playing!! - DisneyMom13  318.1 #847 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoallbut1  936.4 #0 2:19AM

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! 

We want more books - sctoaonk75  287.4 #1035 7:42PM
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We want more books - sctoaonk75  287.4 #1035 7:42PM
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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
1958.13

2. Fantasmicfan1
773.83

3. Coaster
764.4

4. Winnie111286
566.47

5. oiler2112
439.57

6. Tom
369.87

7. secretagentangel
316.13

8. grumpypapa
269.43

9. Goofytom
268.47

10. dizneedude
257.83

 

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  64.2 #4430 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  6918.4 #17 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  2766.0 #54 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  771.6 #258 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  245.1 #1463 6:54PM
Wow! I made it to the top ten! And while pushing a wheelchair this trip...  - Jathanis  382.1 #615 3:18PM
Good job!!   - Ilovegoofy  74.5 #4151 10:28AM
I think one of you were just ahead of me today.  Most of the rides had the right wait time posted so they didnt need updating. - sallen848  186.9 #2220 10:51PM
Go ahead and update it as admin needs them posted as current time as possible. You can have ten people with you inputting times themselves and it still helps the app! (As long as all are on their own account I should clarify)😍 thanks for doing wait times, it helps us all!! - secretagentangel  6918.4 #17 1:19PM

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  4906.4 #28 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  12152.6 #6 6:08AM
  - JediKitty  1190.2 #157 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  318.1 #847 1:34AM

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


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
107300

2. jacdanfan
105000

3. teapotsandteacups
90000

4. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
82000

5. leopardditz2000
80000

6. DisneyGrandma
65000

7. DarthFairy
58950

8. debbiev
55750

9. Melody_CM
55000

10. MinnieMyLove
46500

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoallbut1  936.4 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  149.9 #2786 9:06PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  163.5 #2576 12:21PM
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  500.2 #452 7:43PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  163.5 #2576 12:21PM


Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.5 #35 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  4906.4 #28 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1231.4 #148 3:48PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2104 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1331.6 #139 5:56AM
Thank you to all who post from the park!! Love seeing the park when I cannot be there. - snowgrey  8.0 #13360 2:49PM
Top of the list  - buzzgoneyear92  276.2 #1143 12:09AM

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  1152.2 #164 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2066.1 #82 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  433.2 #531 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  64.2 #4430 2:38PM


 
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  1823.7 #99 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  224.9 #1719 7:31PM
@Admin  HOPE you are working on #3!  - Dianat710  64.1 #4435 5:41PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  242.0 #1506 12:45PM

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 month of June 2016
Last month (May) seemed to be quieter than last year, probably because the 60th Celebration began last May, making last summer a lot busier. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), crowds averaged in the mid 80s (approx 85% capacity) for the first two weeks of June, then it quieted down in the last two weeks of the month. We are estimating smaller crowds than last summer because the 60th Celebration is over a year old, and there are still a lot of attractions being refurbished. 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 Jun 3, 2016 12:07PM



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  643.2 #330 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.6 #7486 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  442.1 #519 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  176.9 #2350 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  288.1 #1031 5:04PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.6 #75933 12:12PM
Have Saturdays been less busy then Tuesdays or Wednesdays recently? - TiDoubleGuhErr  0.3 #88577 12:07AM

Follow the new MouseWait Blog for updates, how-tos, tips, contests, and more! (Big Thunder pic by CJ)

Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  59.3 #4578 9:01AM
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 to  - DisneyHeidi09  192.5 #2147 5:18PM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #588 7:05PM
I know it's awesome to know your not alone as a Disneyland freak  - mjpdisney67  42.2 #5275 7:26AM
Lol, its so true. Was so fortunate  to marry a guy that is a "freak" like me. - DSFamLee  77.1 #4106 3:03PM
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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  496.7 #455 12:29PM
I need to get this  - MisSingAlong  99.5 #0 1:11AM
Doesn't everyone have a countdown clock on the top of one of their pinball machines?  Unfortunately mine is blank because our DL trip was weeks ago :( - awhittle  0.0 #127784 10:15AM
That just means it's time to start planning! πŸ˜€ - AngiMouse  115.5 #3389 1:02PM
Ours is blank too with no plans anytime soon. That's why I come to β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈ - DisneyMom13  318.1 #847 7:30PM
Me too πŸ˜€ - AngiMouse  115.5 #3389 8:53AM

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- sunvalgifts  163.5 #2576 12:25PM
 Cutest Plaid ever at your service! - Ilovegoofy  74.5 #4151 6:36PM

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  684.9 #307 11:41PM

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

1. #MWMEETUP ONE LAST TIME
Aug 06, 2016 12:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1331.6 #139 12:31AM
It was January 8 I think but I left it as I think it's funnyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I'll have to delete it😭😭 - secretagentangel  6918.4 #17 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1331.6 #139 6:03AM
It looks like we need to get more official meet-ups happening in the parks.  πŸ˜„ - LaPearleNoir  2355.4 #71 9:38AM
I do one a week but we need more! We were saying last week to add an Astro blaster to Friday maybe? We could do a monorail or BRMRR sweeper tooπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Plus I'm trying to post a few ahead of time so people can plan. Next week the meetup we do for MW  had to be Friday again but hopefully Tuesday  the next week! We have two very cool ones coming up next month! It's a secret😎😎😎😎 - secretagentangel  6918.4 #17 9:47PM
Your Tuesday night meet up is great but I'm just remembering all the meetups we used to have.  I wonder what the meet ups are next month..... I'll be there with my  - LaPearleNoir  2355.4 #71 10:30PM
i keep ending up with tues classes,  and missing the tues meetups.  so glad i have made a few of them! - MsTikiMermadam  1331.6 #139 6:05AM
I'll post the ones I know about, I'm switching some to weekends too. And maybe get a few others too! 😊 - secretagentangel  6918.4 #17 8:49PM
Next #MWMEETUP is Friday, June 24 at 6pm at Rancho Zocalo, DL. I'll post shortly.   - secretagentangel  6918.4 #17 2:27PM
It looks like I can make this. *marks on calendar* - grumpypapa  7301.3 #15 9:33PM
I might make it. Hoping the heat isn't unbearable.  - Taunton  1465.6 #124 9:18AM
The meetup tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28, is at DCA to watch World of Color at 6pm., - secretagentangel  6918.4 #17 3:25PM

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

1. CobbPR
6910

2. uscdisneyteacher
6765

3. Winnie111286
6618

4. Dave
6164

5. misschurro
6089

6. BaseballMickey
5994

7. pikarich
5609

8. Plumiegirl
5565

9. Duchess_SMK
5500

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4591.9 #32 9:51PM
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