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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 #710 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  6604.1 #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  6604.1 #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 #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  6604.1 #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 #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  6604.1 #19 9:50AM
Awesomeness once again! Thank you!  - WishIWereThere  325.3 #834 6:48AM
Gosh! How kind of you! Thank you! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #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 #528 6:53AM
Thanks so much for telling me you enjoyed it! Awe! Sweet memory of your Dad! :) Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #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  805.4 #256 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  6604.1 #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  518.8 #444 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  6604.1 #19 10:00AM
Thanks Duchess, A+ review as always - E-Ticket  1478.9 #128 7:12AM
You're always so kind Sir! Thank you! -Ticket!  - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #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 #3314 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  6604.1 #19 6:29PM
Amazing!!! I always love your posts!! :) - Stacia  43.8 #5278 7:44AM
SO kind of you to say! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #19 4:53AM
Incredible post! WOW! THANKS! - Mikesaxclar  714.3 #302 8:35AM
Thanks so much! :) I appreciate you telling me you enjoyed it! - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #19 4:53AM
Thanks so much! :) I appreciate you telling me you enjoyed it! - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #19 4:53AM
Terrific post!  I found some of the stuff on Matterhorn especially interesting. Thanks for all the research putting this together.  - redsoxcarlos  4129.9 #40 8:48AM
Thanks! Oh good! You're very welcome! Thanks for letting me know you like em! I really appreciate that! - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #19 4:54AM
I miss the monorail stopping at the hotel...that was special. - earthgrl26  228.8 #1701 9:09AM
I bet that would have been super NICE! - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #19 4:55AM
Wow, amazing history post SMK! - NickDoubleyew  1094.1 #185 10:37AM
Thanks buddy! Sent you a sticker! :) Nice seeing you in the lounge! - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #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  850.4 #241 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  6604.1 #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  6555.2 #21 11:41AM
*have access in the monorail and like our look compared to wdw - pikarich  6555.2 #21 11:42AM
Ait condition not access,  - pikarich  6555.2 #21 11:42AM
nice sticker usage pikarich! Thanks as always for adding your two cents! - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #19 4:59AM
Great post! Thank you!!! - goofydad909  1999.8 #92 11:48AM
Thank you kindly sir! - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #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  12074.6 #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  6604.1 #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  1072.2 #192 2:29PM
There he is! "navy dungarees" ::giggles:: Hope you saw your shout out in the post. ;) Thank you Sir! - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #19 5:01AM
I did see the "shout out", thank you for that!  Being a CM was such a great experience! - BombFrogFormerCM  1072.2 #192 7:28AM
Thanks for posting this! Great info! - Disneyrockstar  192.8 #2174 4:02PM
Thanks so much! - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #19 5:02AM
Great post as always. Thanks! - Pudgeman  777.1 #271 7:39PM
D'awe! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #19 5:02AM
That was like a short book on Disney history! Great info and pictures! Hope you get some good sleep tonight.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  2524.8 #64 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  6604.1 #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  8088.1 #13 9:58PM
Yes! I was sure to share the link as it was so interesting! I did! Super cool! - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #19 5:03AM
As always...another fantastic post!! - DisneyDavidEMT  2824.6 #53 11:23PM
Thanks so much Sir! ((hugs)) - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #19 5:03AM
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bhahahhaahahahah! - Duchess_SMK  6604.1 #19 4:51AM

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πŸ˜‚ - TinyDancerTay  672.5 #330 12:03AM
I love across the street, for a week, two or three times a year.  - crazyfriends  8.0 #13650 4:42PM

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! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM
thanks admin - Fantasmicfan1  5375.7 #25 9:42PM
  - JediKitty  1286.0 #150 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  358.3 #700 1:34AM

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. Donald1967
0.06

2. Donald1967
7.66

3. DisneyMom13
5.13

4. Goofytom
2.83

5. sheridanrabbit
1.42

6. DonaldRox
1.27

7. teapotsandteacups
1.02

8. Boundin
0.8

9. mamabeam
0.77

10. DisneyDiane316
0.65

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  316.6 #888 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  97.6 #3755 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  13549.7 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2818.9 #54 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  97.6 #3755 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2818.9 #54 9:42AM
Hey! I made top 10!! !  - DisneyDiane316  945.6 #216 8:29PM
Way to go, beautiful!   - Wyldsideb  223.3 #1775 1:42PM
With a whopping ONE point! - phillip...  1393.2 #140 9:17PM
I can't hate...it's more than I got - Wyldsideb  223.3 #1775 7:58PM
Hey phillip... I worked hard for that 1 point! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyDiane316  945.6 #216 8:38PM
You're slacking. You're down to less than half a point, but at least you're still on the list. - phillip...  1393.2 #140 11:42AM
Wow look at that my first list yay not many points but I'm there 😊 - Donald1967  186.7 #2256 8:33PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.3 #4711 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  99.4 #3729 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  3707.8 #45 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  43.7 #5283 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  358.3 #700 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  1099.8 #183 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7284 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  54.6 #4814 7:25PM

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  303.0 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM
Love this tool - Chumash28  1667.2 #113 5:02PM
Cool app. But can't find info when they start Christmas holidays decorations  - DDTINK57  405.7 #597 5:44PM
Usually the first week of November. - Bambim44  123.3 #0 7:25AM
The search bar is amazing - UTDISNEYFAMILY  2056.2 #87 4:57PM

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

1. Winnie111286
7382

2. uscdisneyteacher
7033

3. CobbPR
6911

4. misschurro
6469

5. Dave
6176

6. BaseballMickey
6087

7. pikarich
6037

8. Plumiegirl
5610

9. Duchess_SMK
5561

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4671.6 #32 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  720.8 #298 8:06PM
This is so true, it never changes, what's up with that lol - itsmyglassslipper  572.2 #392 12:28PM
I know and I'm still on itπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Plumiegirl  10393.6 #9 5:56PM
I thought it was just me. Lol. Someone needs to hit the refresh button. :) - DeadliestPassholder  387.8 #624 2:10PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey
8088.14

2. Stitch_Legacy
5143.16

3. RickChavez
3672.13

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4840.62

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8
4485.49

7. DLKenCA
3015.97

8. IDVandalSkipperCM
2638.82

9. Dave
13832.5

10. LilSterner
5828.36



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4671.6 #32 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  12074.6 #8 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4671.6 #32 10:56PM

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  8574.0 #12 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7854 10:32PM
- sunvalgifts  171.7 #2470 7:40AM
Thank you! Can't wait to read itπŸ€“ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #13785 10:22PM


Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.2 #2129 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1505.0 #126 5:56AM
Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.9 #37 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  5375.7 #25 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1231.8 #157 3:48PM
Fantastic!! - Ilovegoofy  131.4 #3124 4:37PM
Top of the list  - buzzgoneyear92  283.0 #1116 12:09AM
Note to self: When you see this comment a year from now, be sure to say something witty!!! - clawton  343.9 #745 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

- RetroDisneyPins2002  43.7 #5283 8:01AM
- CT4625  105.1 #3621 8:30PM
Now that looks like a good service. - MoChuck  159.7 #2663 11:24AM
I use this every time I'm at the parks now and llove it!!!!  Thanks Admin - leopardditz2000  1259.7 #151 7:44PM

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  297.5 #1004 7:42PM
- MommyandBash  433.7 #546 4:52PM
We want more books - sctoaonk75  297.5 #1004 7:42PM
- sunvalgifts  171.7 #2470 12:55PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
24623

2. Winnie111286
23730.9

3. Melody_CM
23642.7

4. Dave
13832.5

5. Tom
13549.7

6. jacdanfan
13440.3

7. goofygal
12801.3

8. ShariRenee
12074.6

9. Plumiegirl
10393.6

10. uscdisneyteacher
8775


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  8619.3 #11 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.4 #77 8:50AM
- EvilqueenRS  704.2 #307 9:57PM
Very nice. I'll make It on the list one of these days! - larrywong318  214.3 #1900 11:09AM

Earn 1000 Credits for staying at MouseWait Platinum Partner Hotels! Each night that you stay at the Hojo Anaheim 714-776-6120 or the brand new Courtyard Marriott Theme Park Entrance Hotel 714-254-1442 you will earn 1000 Credits! Just send an email to [email protected] after your stay with your confirmation number and check in date, and we will add the Credits to your account! Make sure to mention MouseWait when you reserve your rooms. 

When you support our Platinum Partner Hotels, you help us to improve MouseWait. Both hotels are run by the best management team in the business, and you won't get better service anywhere else!

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  296.3 #1013 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  159.7 #2663 3:57PM
I sent you emails and support requests for my last 2 stays in May and June. I would appreciate it if you could check on them and let me know if I need to send you any additional info, please let me know. Thanks for your help @@@@@@@@@Admin - Winnie111286  23730.9 #2 10:51AM
You are awesome.  Thanks Admin - Winnie111286  23730.9 #2 1:28PM
@@@Disneydollarpam - disneyforme  779.8 #269 10:04PM

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!


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 #172 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2095.3 #83 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  433.7 #546 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  88.0 #3928 2:38PM

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

1. Tot mw farewell meetup all passes access
Dec 15, 2016 08:00pm

2. Drop for the last time
Jan 07, 2017 08:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1505.0 #126 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  8619.3 #11 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1505.0 #126 6:03AM
 I changed it to August 5πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - secretagentangel  8619.3 #11 11:07AM
I spy Christmas in July! - PumpkinweenieVelinee  3985.2 #43 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  8619.3 #11 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  23642.7 #3 11:12AM
- PumpkinweenieVelinee  3985.2 #43 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  8619.3 #11 3:18PM
It's been bumped but next MEETUP is this Friday, September 16 at DCA for another "last time" on the attractions being changed! Watch for the main post!  - secretagentangel  8619.3 #11 1:42PM
Next meetups are.... At DCA, possibly Tuesday September 20, Friday, September 23, Friday, September  30, Friday October, 7, 14, 21, 28,(come join the choc  walk group), dapper day dress up Friday, November 4, plus that Sunday and........ to infinity and beyondπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Will add in a couple more of  the week days depending on the MHP schedule for maybe either a soundsational  meet up or WOC meet up. Whatever's on the calendar. Just a heads up for everybody planning a visit in the next seven weeks. Once PTN is back we'll  add more of those also. Also watch for cadaver calls for meetups on certain MHP nights. We'll  be having  one the night we go, October 5 , an  hour before the party starts. I'll post reminders soon!!  dm me with suggestions too if you want me to post one or help posting your own!πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ - secretagentangel  8619.3 #11 2:14PM
Where is the meet up for Sept 30? we will be at MHP Fri Sept 30 and staying Sat and Sun. - snowgrey  8.9 #12614 4:56PM

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- LaPearleNoir  2567.9 #61 7:22PM
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- SnowKitty  116.3 #3409 8:03PM


 
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  2284.8 #75 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  227.0 #1724 7:31PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  243.3 #1516 12:45PM
I'm reading Season One now. Picked it and the first two Voyagers up at the 4th of July Sale. I am loving the intrigue and history woven together! - Ilovegoofy  131.4 #3124 8:42AM

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. Winnie111286
1395.27

2. Melody_CM
611.17

3. grumpypapa
565.8

4. Coaster
503.33

5. ShariRenee
463.33

6. SorcererD91
459.72

7. sheridanrabbit
375.23

8. sawman911
357.83

9. Tom
336.4

10. secretagentangel
326.47

 

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  88.0 #3928 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  8619.3 #11 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  3132.0 #49 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  1054.0 #195 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  271.1 #1234 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  62.0 #4566 10:10AM
Hey! I'm in the top 10 for once haha! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ» - DisneyDiane316  945.6 #216 9:37AM
Nice job DisneyDiane316 - miadawn128  164.3 #2593 7:04AM
Winnie is killin it - DarthFairy  720.8 #298 9:27PM

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


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  79.3 #4120 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  358.3 #700 10:32AM
 to  - DisneyHeidi09  296.7 #1007 5:18PM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #611 7:05PM
Welcome. Enjoy your Disney day. - mrsccc2  16.4 #8658 3:11PM
 and  - vellybelly  13.5 #0 10:47PM

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  1836.8 #103 11:41PM
This was helpful.. But I'm still having an issue posting to pics to the loungeπŸ˜‘ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #13785 10:12AM

MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. secretagentangel
1.73

2. ForeverNeverland
0.83

3. MsTikiMermadam
0.82

4. dizneedude
0.82

5. LRileyW
0.69

6. DisneyDiane316
0.6

7. SorcererD91
0.51

8. disneygrandma1
0.5

9. redsoxcarlos
0.44

10. teapotsandteacups
0.42



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  23642.7 #3 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2567.9 #61 1:11PM
Yes, yes. I know you do.  - crazyfriends  8.0 #13650 2:03AM
Who doesn't love Disneyland???  Happiest place on earth.  :) - Disneylanddad702  467.2 #507 2:38PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  1156.1 #171 9:59AM
How am I #1? Wait times and posting to the lounge the last 3 days? Awesome!! I love Mousewait! πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  738.8 #292 7:05PM
I left a week ago and I'm still #2 on the list!! YAY!! πŸ˜€ - sheridanrabbit  738.8 #292 6:22PM

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Purchased the Voyageers book through this link so MW benefits twice  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  2056.2 #87 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  460.3 #516 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I noticed this post is kind of old, but is the Amazon link still working? My hubby tried to buy something through it but it didn't work. @Admin - DisneyDiane316  945.6 #216 7:59PM
Thanks for letting us know DisneyDiane316 the link should be fixed now for Amazon, or you can use this URL http://amzn.to/OUTbbI thanks! - Admin  4:41PM
Thanks for sending the updated link Admin. Will be shopping soon! - DisneyDiane316  945.6 #216 6:42PM
Yay! Using this today I always forget to buy through the mw link . Bump for more people to use.  - mozbaby  148.9 #2835 7:16AM

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