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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  330.6 #693 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  6064.4 #15 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  6064.4 #15 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  3551.2 #36 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  6064.4 #15 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  3551.2 #36 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  6064.4 #15 9:50AM
Awesomeness once again! Thank you!  - WishIWereThere  279.1 #997 6:48AM
Gosh! How kind of you! Thank you! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 8:09AM
So much great info!!! And I remember the original subs very fondly, it was one of my Dads favorites. I was very sad when it closed, but i enjoy the Nemo version too! Thanks Duchess!! - hatgal76  444.3 #458 6:53AM
Thanks so much for telling me you enjoyed it! Awe! Sweet memory of your Dad! :) Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 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  622.0 #301 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  6064.4 #15 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  486.9 #403 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  6064.4 #15 10:00AM
Thanks Duchess, A+ review as always - E-Ticket  1377.3 #111 7:12AM
You're always so kind Sir! Thank you! -Ticket!  - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 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 #3109 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  6064.4 #15 6:29PM
Amazing!!! I always love your posts!! :) - Stacia  28.4 #5719 7:44AM
SO kind of you to say! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 4:53AM
Incredible post! WOW! THANKS! - Mikesaxclar  580.2 #328 8:35AM
Thanks so much! :) I appreciate you telling me you enjoyed it! - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 4:53AM
Thanks so much! :) I appreciate you telling me you enjoyed it! - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 4:53AM
Terrific post!  I found some of the stuff on Matterhorn especially interesting. Thanks for all the research putting this together.  - redsoxcarlos  1771.5 #80 8:48AM
Thanks! Oh good! You're very welcome! Thanks for letting me know you like em! I really appreciate that! - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 4:54AM
I miss the monorail stopping at the hotel...that was special. - earthgrl26  196.9 #1953 9:09AM
I bet that would have been super NICE! - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 4:55AM
Wow, amazing history post SMK! - MightyWhitey  1081.4 #156 10:37AM
Thanks buddy! Sent you a sticker! :) Nice seeing you in the lounge! - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 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  370.9 #572 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  6064.4 #15 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  4110.2 #28 11:41AM
*have access in the monorail and like our look compared to wdw - pikarich  4110.2 #28 11:42AM
Ait condition not access,  - pikarich  4110.2 #28 11:42AM
nice sticker usage pikarich! Thanks as always for adding your two cents! - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 4:59AM
Great post! Thank you!!! - goofydad909  1972.2 #71 11:48AM
Thank you kindly sir! - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 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  6203.3 #14 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  6064.4 #15 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  881.9 #187 2:29PM
There he is! "navy dungarees" ::giggles:: Hope you saw your shout out in the post. ;) Thank you Sir! - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 5:01AM
I did see the "shout out", thank you for that!  Being a CM was such a great experience! - BombFrogFormerCM  881.9 #187 7:28AM
Thanks for posting this! Great info! - Disneyrockstar  175.8 #2227 4:02PM
Thanks so much! - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 5:02AM
Great post as always. Thanks! - Pudgeman  683.5 #264 7:39PM
D'awe! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 5:02AM
That was like a short book on Disney history! Great info and pictures! Hope you get some good sleep tonight.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1138.6 #143 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  6064.4 #15 5:03AM
Glad you found those pictures from the recent Disney Parks Blog post about the opening day of the Matterhorn/Subs. Did you know that Katheryn Beaumont did Alice and Wendy in Peter Pan?  - BaseballMickey_CM  7052.8 #9 9:58PM
Yes! I was sure to share the link as it was so interesting! I did! Super cool! - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 5:03AM
As always...another fantastic post!! - DisneyDavidEMT  2281.6 #56 11:23PM
Thanks so much Sir! ((hugs)) - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 5:03AM
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bhahahhaahahahah! - Duchess_SMK  6064.4 #15 4:51AM

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It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - gedi0614  22.0 #6495 12:13AM

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  1296.4 #118 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  9006.6 #4 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  113.1 #3279 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM

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
14.04

2. Goofytom
5.96

3. mamabeam
2.52

4. MHN15
1.08

5. DisneylandOrBust
0.79

6. MommyandBash
0.63

7. Dolewhipped
0.63

8. TiggerBelle
0.36

9. calibecca81
0.26

10. Boundin
0.16

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyAddict  171.4 #2299 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  43.4 #4775 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  8989.6 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2171.5 #64 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  43.4 #4775 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2171.5 #64 9:42AM
Yay I'm on the list!! First top 10 list I've ever made :) - TiggerBelle  474.3 #418 10:40AM
Probably just jinxed myself lol - TiggerBelle  474.3 #418 10:41AM
First thing I've ever been on too! ☺️ add me for a game so we can keep it up πŸ˜‰ haha - ames013  100.9 #3473 10:37AM

Get 100 Credits for staying at the Hojo Anaheim! Just fill out this form and we'll get the Credits added to your account. When you stay at the Hojo, you help us continue to improve MouseWait. Call their in house reservation number and remember to mention MouseWait--you will love everything about the Hojo!

Credits have been applied to everyone's account as of today! - Admin 11:40AM
I just called them to price out our potential trip in June. Chris was so nice and the MW savings are phenomenal! Still waiting on work vacation approval to reserve the room!  - HNL2SFO  205.4 #1849 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  128.2 #2971 3:57PM
@Admin. I filled out a form for May 22nd.  I hope you got it. Thanks. - Winnie111286  4115.0 #27 2:23AM
@@Admin I booked with get away today and am staying at the HoJo in December.  Does MW still give the 100 credits or do I have to book with the hotel directly? - dsnylvr1975  5.8 #15119 5:02PM

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

1. Dance the Magic Parade
Jul 10, 2015 02:15pm

2. Lake Tahoe Summer Meetup
Aug 01, 2015 09:30am


I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1683.2 #91 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1593.3 #97 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1327.3 #114 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10817 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1683.2 #91 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10817 2:12PM
Friday thru Sunday for UsπŸ˜ƒ.....Wait a minute😳what the heck is a crowding meetup and what would we be crowding into??πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - bonedaddy909  1327.3 #114 7:09PM
We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 4 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! Then we go to the MW spot we've held in DL to watch PTN and fireworks! Everyone is welcome! - secretagentangel  1704.0 #87 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1704.0 #87 10:47PM
Thank You - suzieq65  39.5 #4946 6:20PM
We will be there in November - makeitbluesaysmerriwether  32.3 #5383 9:58AM
I heard there's a cool Winchester Mystery House meetup 😬 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  966.3 #175 7:17PM
Any MW Tinkerbell half marathon weekend runners interested in a photo op meet-up/s before one or all 3 of the races??Β  - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  697.4 #254 2:11PM
When is this race? - secretagentangel  1704.0 #87 6:15PM
The 5K is May 8th, 10K May 9th, and the Half is May 10th. - CoachDisney  79.0 #3817 2:43PM
I will for the 5k, will be there Thursday afternoon till Friday noon. - Sleepingbeautysmom  305.0 #824 8:17AM

TOP 5 THINGS to do this week at the Disneyland Resort:

1. Watch the new "Paint the Night" parade 8:50 and 11pm nightly.

2. Watch the new "Disneyland Forever" Fireworks show at 9:30pm nightly.

3. See the new "World of Color" 9pm and 10:15pm nightly.

4. Try to find a "Made with Magic" wand or paintbrush which allow you to interact with select Disney experiences and merchandise. 

5. Look for the Word of the Day displayed outside of the theme park entrances (or in the MouseWait Lounge) and text the word between 7am and 10:59am Pacific to the shortcode listed on the sign. You must be at the Disneyland Resort to enter. If you win, you will be notified around 11am via text or phone. For more info go here

And don't forget about Food! Check out our real-time Food blog to see what's new at the Resort. POST YOUR IDEAS BELOW and they could make the weekly top 5!

Come to our la  Brea sticker meetup which starts early at 4 pm then come join MWers to watch PTN and Fireworks too!  - secretagentangel  1704.0 #87 11:59PM
was bummed i did not make it two weeks ago,  see you in aug! - MsTikiMermadam  336.9 #671 6:41PM
Checkβœ”οΈfinally completed the list! I think my favorite is the new fireworks shows!!! Gives me goosebumps and brings on the happy cry.  - MinnieMyLove  189.8 #2040 9:00AM
I just need WOC - gedi0614  22.0 #6495 1:11AM
Me too! - MellyMelBB  65.0 #4115 9:26AM
Try one or more of the new Diamond desserts! - MsTikiMermadam  336.9 #671 6:40PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
15708.3

2. Dave
12824.6

3. Plumiegirl
9015.41

4. jacdanfan
9006.62

5. Tom
8989.57

6. goofygal
8704.45

7. uscdisneyteacher
7536.34

8. CobbPR
7101.1

9. BaseballMickey_CM
7052.77

10. Bullseye
6766.17



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  1161.3 #137 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  670.6 #273 6:30PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #65732 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  110.0 #3330 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  667.7 #276 2:20PM

Credits Hall of Fame. This real-time list honors the top Credits purchasers by showing the total number of Credits purchased. These MouseWaiters play an integral part in helping us maintain and innovate. Thank you to everyone who buys Credits in the MW iOS app, TRIVILATOR, and Goat Effect!

1. jacdanfan
60000

2. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
54000

3. secretagentangel
52300

4. MeridaFan
41630

5. MelodyMouse
40000

6. DisneyGrandma
38500

7. cmtahm
35650

8. debbiev
34750

9. leopardditz2000
34500

10. MinnieMyLove
33750

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  16.9 #0 2:55AM


 
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  625.5 #298 8:03PM
I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  26.8 #5868 5:28PM
Thank you snitsos for your support, glad you liked Season Two! - Admin  12:13AM
Thank you for your support glad you liked Season Two! snitsos - Admin  12:15AM
Test - Admin  12:16AM
I now have both seasons on my Kindle!!!!  LOVE them!!!!  I also have both of the Voyagers!  So great!!!!!      - valj84DisneyAddict  171.4 #2299 10:57AM
- valj84DisneyAddict  171.4 #2299 9:35PM

Download VOYAGEERS to your device today! Discover the VOYAGEERS Society, and the magical Main Street Realm in this action packed adventure for kids of ALL ages! Also available on iBooks and Kobo. Follow the VOYAGEERS on Facebook for more info and behind the scenes exclusives.

Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  1015.5 #168 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1683.2 #91 10:53PM
There are 100's of people standing at bag check. Lines backed up to La Brea Bakery. They've stopped people here to herd over people already in DCA over to DL. And, we see 100's of those folks standing at the gates.  - thompsonsyl  5.2 #16938 2:36AM
  - mckelfam  36.3 #5120 3:09PM

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  3203.8 #38 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  17.8 #7234 10:32PM
Yours is much nicer than Mickeys - leopardditz2000  692.3 #258 7:34PM
After the video my 3 & 1/2 year old says, "that's cool!" It was. Very cool - MommyandBash  110.0 #3330 3:44PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Innoventions closed March 31-September 30


DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Luigi's Flying Tires closed through Dec 1
 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.2 #7587 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.7 #813 8:33AM
No!! Peter Pan is one of my favorites... I was hoping to ride it next weekπŸ˜₯😒 - girl97217  116.0 #3215 7:20PM
It really surprises me that they didn't have Peter Pan finished by the time the Diamond Celebration started. I'm going next week and will be sad to miss it.  - RetroMinnie  54.8 #4368 10:06PM
They definitely tried!! - NeddaSzy  41.5 #4865 6:57PM
I think it was delayed, originally supposed to be open earlier. - Sarafina  490.3 #401 12:13PM

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



Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4398.6 #25 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1296.4 #118 12:34PM
I made the list last night! So cool, huh?! Congrats on the MW acknowledgement!!!  - MommyandBash  110.0 #3330 10:42PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #1969 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  336.9 #671 5:56AM
Sweet, I have 3 on this list!!  - MisFit.Mouse  618.3 #304 2:52AM
After all of this time being away and I made the list - cyndaws  257.9 #1208 1:45AM

Read Episode One of Deadliest Cast Member FREE on Amazon and iTunes!

I downloaded this before a very long road trip, and it kept me entertained the whole time (well, except when I was taking my turn at the wheel, safety first!).  - Geekery  409.4 #504 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #13252 1:03PM
Just got it! Can't stop reading it. I am already starting chaper 16. Love how all the details of DL are woven into the story. - Tiggerific  340.9 #654 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
When is # 3 coming out? I can't wait!! I read the others way toooooo fast. Loved them. - Popcorn  5.6 #15693 5:40PM
I've read seasons 1 and 2.  Can't wait for season 3! - eeyore4me  0.6 #72942 1:08PM

La Brea Bakery is the Official Restaurant of MouseWait! Thank you for supporting our partners. Join us Tuesdays 8pm at La Brea for Sticker Night. La Brea offers MouseWaiters a 15% discount during official MouseWait Meetups (Sticker Nights every Tuesday night, and other meetups that we announce in the Lounge).

Yay! Thanks for joining this awesome community! - simba77  317.1 #759 10:04PM
- luxkitty  2644.7 #44 3:11PM
- 1Princess3Princes  459.7 #440 6:37PM
Can't make it but wanted to use my sticker! - Poisen_Ivy  275.7 #1030 12:09AM

TRIVILATOR 2.0 for iOS is here! We made it faster, easier to use, improved Random Games, fixed Push Notifications, added a Remove Ads option, new game packs, and we optmized it for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Get the complete run down on our new blog here. Get the new update in the App Store, or grab it here. Did you know you can play on the web or from any device via our web version? Tell your friends about the TRIVILATOR, and submit your questions so they (and you) can be featured inside the app. You can submit your questions here. Have fun!

- valj84DisneyAddict  171.4 #2299 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  43.4 #4775 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyAddict  171.4 #2299 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  18.9 #6997 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  43.4 #4775 8:58AM
Look for me cinderella85rivas - cinderella85rivas  194.8 #1989 1:04PM
I downloaded the app but it too won't add my name so if I play as guest it doesn't give credit to my mouse wait account :(Help!  - DisneyDrea  62.1 #4181 9:08PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
7052.77

2. Stitch_Legacy
5137.84

3. RickChavez
3516.78

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
3735.49

6. caramiapoohAKAface
3839.92

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2358.85

8. Dave
12824.6

9. Duchess_SMK
6064.43

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
4398.62



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS


Here are the overall MouseRank leaders for the past 6 months:

May 2015: MelodyMouse 679.4
April 2015: Fantasmicfan1 466.89
March 2015: HARR_E 423.38
February 2015: Winnie111286 364.36
January 2015: ShariRenee 408.65
December 2014: MelodyMouse 365.77
 

! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2231.9 #59 7:16AM
- MowgliLovesBaloo  60.2 #0 5:18PM
Congrats! - irmouse  243.0 #1374 11:28PM
Great job to all!  - secretagentangel  1704.0 #87 10:15PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Winnie111286
121.6

2. jacdanfan
113.76

3. goofygal
98.72

4. JPatDL
68.45

5. SPandEvLover
68.33

6. MadameLeota
53.1

7. 1Princess3Princes
48.6

8. FrankenweenieVelinee
47.78

9. Coaster
47.5

10. Plumiegirl
44.52



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS



 
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. jacdanfan
99.32

2. goofygal
87.6

3. JPatDL
68.45

4. MadameLeota
49.97

5. Coaster
47.33

6. Brian
39.78

7. Winnie111286
38.27

8. MarshaMouse
30.33

9. mikelandreth
27.63

10. 1Princess3Princes
21.62

 

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5.MadameLeota 76.17 #41  
6.SPandEvLover 69.68 #33  
7.JPatDL 68.45 #223  
8.Coaster 54.93 #1  
9.1Princess3Princes 50.89 #440  
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