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Jun 15, 2014 4:39 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 6-15-14
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 15th, 1957: Don DeFore's Silver Banjo Barbecue restaurant opens in Frontierland. The very first grad night is held in 1961. Club 33 opens in NOS in 1967, and Cars Land and Buena Vista Street officially opens in 2012!

 1957: Taking over the space that had been previously occupied by Casa De Fritos, The Silver Banjo was located right next to the Aunt Jemima Pancake House and owned by Actor Don DeFore.

According to Davelandweb.com: “The restaurant was counter service or cafeteria style with a cashier at the end of the line. They served sandwiches, ribs, chicken, fish and chips, baked beans, cole slaw and french fries.” MMMMM!

menu

There were a few tables inside with a jukebox nearby, and many more tables outside. Walt Disney used to love to eat there with Don and his family; it was one of his favorite spots in the park.
 
sign

The Silver Banjo was the only establishment at Disneyland to display the name of a non-fictional person and the only business ever to be OWNED by an INDIVIDUAL. You may recognize Don DeFore from the "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" he played "Thorny" or as "Mr. B Baxter" on "Hazel"

Don Feore

The Silver Banjo Barbecue closed in 1961 to allow expansion of the neighboring Aunt Jemima Pancake House. With subsequent name changes and remodeling, the restaurant became Aunt Jemima’s Kitchen, the Magnolia Tree Terrace, and now the River Belle Terrace.

Had you heard of this restaurant?

In 1961: The very 1st Disneyland Grad Night is held. Seniors are let loose in the Disneyland theme park from 11pm to 6am, for an all-night party just for them. Approximately 8,500 students form 28 LA area schools attended, making it the largest high school grad party to be held in the U.S.! From the photos below, courtesy of Life Magazine from the 60’s, you can see the graduates were required to adhere to a strict dress code that has since been completely relaxed.  What was once sport coats and party dresses has become t-shirts and sneakers. ::sigh::

I’m going to take a stab in the dark and say her feet hurt worse then his. ;)
sore feet

Dance pavilions were set up all over the park
dancing

matterhorn

sleeping

In the main collage photo below there is a ticket from that 1st night! Notice the admission price, $6.00!

Did you go to your grad night? Did you have to dress up? Did you make it all night?

In addition, in 1967 The Club 33 restaurant opens at 33 Royal Street, in New Orleans Square. This for members only restaurant was created as a place to "wine & dine" VIPs, friends and sponsors of Disneyland. Members like: Kodak, Atlantic-Richfield, Bank of America, Bell Telephone, C&H Sugar, Frito Lay, General Electric, Global Van Lines, Carnation, Hallmark Cards, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Douglas Aircraft, Coca-Cola, Hills, Brothers Coffee, INA, Lincoln Savings and Loan, Monsanto, Pendleton, Pepsi-Cola, Ken-L Ration, Aunt Jemima, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, Spice Islands, Chicken of the Sea, Sunkist, Sunsweet Growers, Swift & Co., Timex, United Air Lines, Upjohn, Welch's, Wurlitzer, Western Printing and Litho CO.

club 33

Walt talking about NOS:


For more info about the restaurant:
http://tinyurl.com/lhnqeo3
http://www.disneylandclub33.com/

Have YOU had the opportunity to dine at club 33? If so, what did you think? 

I was lucky enough to be invited in 2010 by some dear friends (Photo in the main collage) . I had the salmon and it was SCRUMPTIOUS!

Lastly, on this day in 2012 at a cost of $1 billion dollars, Cars Land and Buena Vista Street officially open to the public.

A construction photo taken in April 2012
construction

Based on the the Cars movies, Cars Land is the largest piece of a five-year expansion at DCA, adding 12 acres of new attractions to the park. Luigi's Flying Tires, Mater's Junkyard Jamboree, and Radiator Springs Racers are all unveiled. My daughters and I were there that day and if my memory serves me correctly I believe the wait for racers was at least 5 hours!

Buena Vista Street (BVS), formerly known as Sunshine Plaza is DCA's version of Main Street, USA. Buena Vista Street is themed to represent 1920s Los Angeles, when Walt Disney first arrived in California. The Red Trolly cars are the only "attraction" but the GORGEOUS Carthay Circle Theatre, (which is modeled after the site of the 1937 world premiere of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”) includes a lounge and Carthay Circle Restaurant.
Have YOU eaten there yet? Do you have a favorite dish from there?

A special area was set up inside the Animation Building where Annual Passholders could purchase opening day merchandise. We bought a few post cards and pins. But all kinds of merchandise was available: hats, shirts, glasses, key chains etc.

animation building

shirts

To watch scenes from the grand opening:


The OC register did a news story about these lucky people, they were the 1st in line to get into DCA that day. They even got to meet John Lassiter! For some reason I can’t figure out how to embed the video for this one so you have to click the link, sorry!
To watch: http://tinyurl.com/lanwf7k

Were YOU at the grand opening of BVS and Cars Land? Do you have a favorite area in either?

Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a splendid Sunday!

Websites referenced:
thisdayindisneyhistory.com
youtube.com
yesterland.com
mousewait.com
quitecontinental.net
davelandweb.com
ocregister.com
disneyland.disney.go.com
defore.net
dlandlive.com
disneylandclub33.com

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What a fun filled history post! So many wonderful attractions opened and such changes around the Parks! A mere nickel for a bag of Fritos! mmm! I like that! It would be pretty incredible to hear Aunt Jemima singing to me whilst I ate Mark Twain buckwheat pancakes. I wonder what songs were in her line up? The prices at The Silver Banjo, a place I had not heard of, look pretty tempting – I'll take the spareribs plate and a lemonadeπŸ‹ bc I see they do not offer CokeπŸ˜‚. That picture of the Grad kids rubbing their feet is pretty funny and I agree, I'm sure her feet hurt a bit more than his- but gosh the way they are dressed is sooo😍😍!! I also like the snuggle Matterhorn picture... Not sure how easy that was to do with a blazer onπŸ˜‚. I really wish that our high school would have offered it, I definitely would have gone to the grad night and wore probably something totally 80s- maybe pastel dress?? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.  I really like the outfit and pillbox hat on the lady standing next to the Club33 door. So classy. I have never been to Club 33- I would love to see the inside for my love❀️ of history, take in the view on the balcony of NOS and ROA, and perhaps enjoy the food😊😊 (I will just bet that the salmon was delicious – you know I love it, tooπŸ‘―) When I first heard that DCA was going to be made over, I wasn't quite sure because I was so saddened to see the CALIFORNIA letters come down. We always enjoyed taking photos next to the initials of our little churros. When we finally did go to DCA, for the first time, I had tears rolling down my face because of the beauty and how it just looked like it *belonged*.  I was lucky to eat at the Carthay, a year ago, with some wonderful MWers at the Reunion Weekend in the Snow White room. What a spectacular place that was- and so full of detail. As for favorite dish, I'm not sure-I just took it all in, but those cheese biscuits SURE were tastyπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ LOVE your collage! You and the girls look so cute and they are so little! Thank you very much for such a great history post 😘 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4982.1 #18 7:57AM
So sorry for the late reply! yesterday was super busy! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer all my questions my sweet friend! Spareribs and lemonade! 😊 good choice! I just knew you'd love those grad night pics! They really are cute huh? Lol, that blazer did look quite snug! You would have looked so cute in that pastel dress! I hope you get to go to club 33 someday soon! Everyone should get to experience it at least once! Mmm yes!Salmon is our fav! πŸ‘― what sweet memories you shared about your churros! Thank you for that! I agree those busquits are πŸ’£! πŸ˜‹ thanks again! πŸ˜˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  5863.8 #14 5:28AM
Thanks again Duchess for such an awesome post.  Thoserestaurants you mentioned were before my time.  I had never even heard of them, but I love the prices.  Haven't had the pleasure of club 33.  Maybe when I win the lottery.   Lol.  As for grad nites I think they were more special back then.  Dressing up makes it a glorious occasion and having the park open all night just for Grads was awesome.  I don't like The way they do it now.  It takes away all the special glory of an all night celebration just with other grads.  Now, it is set up as just a trip to Disneyland.  Lastly, Carsland is a great addition.  However, my most favorite addition is Buena Vista street.  Love the Trolleys, jazz, and rag time dancers.  Character outfits are also very cute!  Thanks again for the wonderful post and good luck with that little bun in the oven that you think may be a trouble maker.  :). My son is 10 now and he was a trouble maker from the start of conception.  However, I love him with all my heart and he keeps me laughing and on my toes.  Lol. :) - potatohead25  601.5 #300 10:10AM
My sincere pleasure! So happy you enjoy them! I agree! I love those prices too! πŸ˜‚you don't need to win the lottery, just need to be invited! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰ I bet you'll get to go someday you watch! I a also agree with you about the grad nights! The dressing up part made it more fun and special! I could live on BVS if they let me! πŸ˜‚ Love the time period and the music! Thank you so much for the well wishes for my little man on the way! I've accepted the challenge of the trouble maker, hubby's a red head, and all my kiddos are usually born red, you know what that means. πŸ˜‚ thanks again for your reply! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5863.8 #14 5:34AM
I must say...the world has forever changed in regards to dress code.  Once common suit and ties and dresses have been replaced with vulgar t/shirts and booty shorts.  Although Disney would be happy that millions of people were enjoying the parks...he might raise and eye to the standards (or lack thereof) by which many dress today.  Thanks (as usual) for an informative post that also reminds us of the "good ol days"! - DisneyDavidEMT  1800.8 #77 2:16PM
It really is sad isn't it. πŸ˜” it's hard to imagine what Walt would think. Thank YOU for taking the time to tell me you enjoy them! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5863.8 #14 5:36AM
My cousin and I used to love to eat at Aunt Jemima's!  We would go there for dinner, even. I don't think we cared what time of day it was. We loved pancakes!  And they had every kind imaginable. I specifically remember those buckwheat pancakes. We thought we were so cool and worldly ordering up pancakes we could never get at home. Haha!  It was a lot of fun back in those days. Great memories for me. 😊. Carsland opening. We were not there that day, but our long planned week long vacation began two days later, on Father's Day. I know I picked up some souvenirs back then. I kinda tend to do that a lot. 😜 This was our first Disney trip in nearly three years. Getting to see Carsland was a bonus!  That Sunday was surprisingly not that crowded. We got fastpasses for RSR and only had about a 20 minute wait in line. Of course, we all thought it was awesome!  We all loved Maters' ride and still do. The kids went on Luigis' Tires. I always wondered why it wasn't a little bit faster.   Reading your list of old sponsors really brings back memories. I remember Frito Lay. I remember Sunkist Oranges. I remember when you could actually get ice cream at the Carnation Cafe!  I remember the Pendleton wool shop in Frontierland that my mom and aunts and grandma would always love to go shopping in and come out with something new and plaid. Sigh. Oh, to go back for just one day and see all those giggling ladies having fun shopping. Or to meet them for some spare change to buy our pancakes while they wait with their men in line for the next Horseshoe Revue show. That was my childhood. And I wouldn't trade those memories for anything. Thank you, beautiful Duchess, for another lovely trip down memory lane. 😘 - MeridaFan  3486.2 #30 8:34AM
I'm super bummed out I missed out on the pancake house! I LOVE me some pancakes! You,souvenirs no way? LOL I could totally picture in my mind your walk to the Horseshoe Revue. Such a blessed childhood you had to grow up visiting Disneyland. I hope my kiddos grow up to have such happy memories! Thanks for taking the time to share with us sweetheart! I really appreciate it! xx - Duchess_SMK  5863.8 #14 9:37AM
Love these long posts  - BAO1953  19.3 #6707 8:21AM
Oh I'm glad! They take me quite awhile! Thank for letting me know! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5863.8 #14 5:36AM
Thank you for the great post! - HauntedMansionDiva  282.7 #944 8:40AM
Thank YOU! 😊😘 - Duchess_SMK  5863.8 #14 5:37AM
Thank you for a great post! I didn't get to go to grad nite.  My high school in Vegas went every year, and then my year they stopped. I am still bitter about that LOL. Of course now they go again, adding to the bitterness. Even my son's elementary school in Las Vegas had the 8 th graders go last year.  I have yet to visit Club 33 but I just know that someday I will, it is a lifelong dream!  - Thumper13  431.1 #452 8:56AM
::gasps:: what a bummer! I'd be bitter as well! I know you're right about club 33! You will someday for sure! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5863.8 #14 5:38AM
I feel your pain.  My school was banned at some point and even when they lifted the ban, the parents decided they could throw us one in the school gym and charge $50 for the privilege.  Now they just go to disneyland.  Grrr... - bluefairy  643.3 #271 9:48AM
I had never heard of the silver banjo or any of the other restaurants, only the River Belle Terrace. I love their prices. I went to gradnite in '89 and there was a dress code. Girls could not wear pants and boys had to have a collared shirt. My feet were killing me! There was a stage and dance area where Mickey and the magical lamp is located. We had NKOB performing there. Samantha Fox was there too but I can't remember if they used the same stage. There were radio stations all over the park playing music. It was a lot of fun! I had never heard of club33 until my husband joined MW. One day I may be lucky enough to dine there. I wasn't sure I was going to like the changes to Buena Vista St. but I did. It was love at first sight. The burger at Carthy Circle is my favorite. I was not at the Cars Land opening. Too many people for me, I would have had a major panic attack. When I did see it for the first time it was simply amazing. I think it is my favorite place in the park, especially at night. Thanks for all the great history and the thinking questions. It fills my heart with wonderful memories when I have to think about the answers to your questions.😊 - Bassplayerswife  252.1 #1236 9:44AM
I'm an '89 grad as well. - potatohead25  601.5 #300 10:00AM
Yay for class of '89. πŸ˜ƒ - Bassplayerswife  252.1 #1236 11:18AM
You my dear are too kind! Thank YOU for taking the time to answer all my questions. 😊 Those were great prices huh? πŸ˜‚ I too had a dress code when I went as well. It's a shame they did away with that! I can't believe you got to see NKOTB at DL! I would have died! Joey! ::swoons:: πŸ˜‚πŸ’—I'm sure you will indeed get to enjoy club 33 someday! It's quite the treat for the history alone! I've yet to try the burger at carthay! Thanks for the tip! It was quite busy opening day! We just wanted to go for the cool merchandise and to say we were there! πŸ˜‚ thanks again for sharing your memories with us! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5863.8 #14 5:46AM
LOVE the retro Grad Mite pics! Another fantastic history post, thank you! - Atora  2357.4 #51 10:05AM
Oh good! Thanks darlin! πŸ’—πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5863.8 #14 5:46AM
Wow!! This is certainly a historical day. Unbelievably, you have outdone yourself here Duchess. Brilliant post and may you and your family have a "Splendid Sunday".  :D - RapunzelledColey  115.6 #3179 12:09PM
So kind!!!! Thank you so much! Hope you now have a magical Monday! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5863.8 #14 5:47AM
My Grad Night was in '74, and we still had the strict dress. And some amazing entertainment; I think Olivia Newton-John was playing. Made it worth the six hour bus ride from Salinas. And, been lucky enough to take advantage of my company's 33 membership. Douglas was one of the founders, and while they've been absorbed, the membership was kept up. Great place to go if you have a chance, and some spare change; it is pricey, but worth it. in  - redsoxcarlos  1335.7 #108 2:09PM
😳 wow what a treat! See, way more special then it is now! Great advantage getting to use your companies 33 membership!  I agree, pricey, but worth it to go at least once!  - Duchess_SMK  5863.8 #14 5:49AM
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Thank you kindly Sir! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5863.8 #14 5:50AM
Amazing selection of nuggets from Disney's history. Great info on the Silver Banjo. Grad night pictures were awesome. I went in 1987 and a dress code was still required. I remember walking around DL carrying my shoes. πŸ‘ πŸ˜. I guess I never had @HandMeAChurroImmaFaint's talent for walking in heels. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  987.3 #164 10:47PM
"Nuggets" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Š ha! I did the same, carried my shoes. But still had a wonderful time! Yeah that churro has some major talent! 😍 thanks for your dm by the way! Means a lot to me! πŸ˜˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  5863.8 #14 5:52AM
Me, the wife and pre - baby mw ate at club 33, it was a dream come true thanks to special friends and  churro said I cleaned up well πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - pikarich  3498.9 #29 8:29AM
I'm sure you do clean up well! :) What did you eat? - Duchess_SMK  5863.8 #14 9:32AM
$100 plate lol, I think mine was a roasted chicken but had yummy buffet and yummy treats - pikarich  3498.9 #29 10:11AM
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Agree!!! - bondfamluvsdisney  2.1 #56973 9:54PM
They returned @grumpyinphx 's glass slipper. Oh wait, I'm not sure he wanted me to tell that story. Ooops.  - Maddernhorn  361.9 #575 10:58AM
See can't tell you anything. ..lol - grumpyinphx  282.7 #945 12:09PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
15128.6

2. Dave
12206.7

3. Plumiegirl
8428.2

4. jacdanfan
8087.98

5. Tom
8009.86

6. goofygal
7868.64

7. apesandmonkeys
7554.87

8. uscdisneyteacher
7223.67

9. CobbPR
6937.78

10. Bullseye
6692.52


Mr.7, that was fast. And I think it's been less than a year since you joined right? Thanks for sharing your talent with us - amyb1076  992.9 #163 6:08PM
Haha - SnoopMousyMouse  41.7 #0 12:33PM
Number 6 now - amyb1076  992.9 #163 2:09PM
5* - AshleyRae-  122.8 #3030 3:25PM
Thank you for your contributions! - Song  1707.3 #81 11:18AM
@BULLSEYE 😍😍😍✨✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  1420.1 #100 3:08PM
Bullseye - TinkerSchelle  1420.1 #100 3:08PM
- TinkerSchelle  1420.1 #100 10:12AM
Keep it up - tinkhardt  0.5 #75323 8:49PM

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Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  385.6 #527 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I always use this when I shop on Amazon  - Plumiegirl  8428.2 #3 11:26PM
I didn't know about this. I'll do it next time I'm going to shop with Amazon! - melissameow  22.8 #6166 3:23AM

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
7.69

2. Goofytom
4.47

3. DlandDude
1.13

4. Dolewhipped
1.04

5. SplashLover24
1.02

6. Tom
0.71

7. DisneyPrincess79
0.36

8. Boundin
0.3

9. DarthTinkerbell
0.25

10. TangledMess
0.23

 

What the! I made a top 10 list! I lose like half my games but at least I play. Atora should know, she made a fool of me. What was it 28 to 12? - amyb1076  992.9 #163 6:51PM
Ouch! She's pretty tough to beat. - sawman911  665.7 #255 10:19PM
Ready for a rematch? 😈 - Atora  2357.4 #51 5:49PM
If I say yes, I'm lying. If I say no I'm a sissy  - amyb1076  992.9 #163 7:46PM
Hahahaha!  - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 6:51PM
Woo woo! Look at you! - BellesLibrary  403.0 #499 3:36PM
You're just the 9th loser! Loser - SnoopMousyMouse  41.7 #0 1:11PM
And you're a sissy anyway - SnoopMousyMouse  41.7 #0 1:11PM
I smell a recount due to dangling chads @philliprocks⚠ - MickeyLumboCM  816.5 #196 7:06PM
Wow congrats Phillip! You're moving on up!  - BellesLibrary  403.0 #499 5:41PM
Annnnnnnnnd.... ur gone - SpiritOfAdventure  1029.4 #156 11:24PM
Whaaaaaa??? I'm on The List! I...... I feel so honored! I don't know what to say! Id like to thanks my parents for.... Lol jk. Kind of shocked. I usually lose. - BellesLibrary  403.0 #499 11:34PM
I was #1 once, a long time ago...in a galaxy far far away. ✨ - TinkerSchelle  1420.1 #100 10:47PM
Wow that's impressive. I think my best was # 7 - amyb1076  992.9 #163 9:06PM
(It was the first night---but don't tell anyone....πŸ˜‚) - TinkerSchelle  1420.1 #100 12:26AM
I'm on there??!! πŸ‘ - DisneyPrincess79  57.7 #4209 6:51PM

Thanked by:   Ray1man   Shameekz   Tom   21 More Thanks Boundin   richiii3   MsTikiMermadam  
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 MagicRace!

1. jacdanfan
45000

2. MeridaFan
41630

3. MelodyMouse
40000

4. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
34750

5. secretagentangel
27900

6. PrincessCindy
25400

7. debbiev
24250

8. draven898
22700

9. DisneyGrandma
22500

10. nataska1989
20000

 

A list I made....for spending money!! Figures... - debbiev  933.6 #172 2:42PM
Lol - RobMurow_  3118.4 #37 4:03PM
Haha, @MeridaFan my husband knows me too well!! - debbiev  933.6 #172 10:06PM
Me too! hahahaha - luxkitty  2231.8 #56 8:34PM
πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ - debbiev  933.6 #172 11:31AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Lilogirl1  59.4 #4167 7:13PM
This list is awesome!!!! LOL We already know Dave spends the most on food and 2BON2B spends the most on dolls. It's funny to think of other possibilities! Great job contributing everyone!!! - MrsSchnooks  2985.5 #38 11:54AM
I just figured out that if you buy 1500 at a time it is a major deal.  but then you get too tempted and buy EVERYTHING!!!!!:D - secretagentangel  1348.6 #107 8:57PM
The dolls! πŸ‘€ - missariel33  1849.1 #74 8:01PM
I spend too much $$ on Disney purses. luxkitty can you relate? Lol - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 9:43PM
Yep @apesandmonkeys lol - luxkitty  2231.8 #56 5:01PM
 Spend too much on everything!  πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3486.2 #30 3:06PM
Shhh!😳😳don't tell my husband πŸ˜‚ - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1081.5 #144 10:00PM
@luxkitty bumped you off sorry πŸ˜‚ - draven898  647.1 #267 1:49PM
Awww man! I gotta step my game up now! Lol - luxkitty  2231.8 #56 2:13PM
Omg I just saw I made the list lol... - Minnie13  154.0 #2542 12:23PM

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  1087.8 #143 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  665.7 #255 6:30PM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  29.9 #5431 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1087.8 #143 1:21PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.0 #65022 2:19PM

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  409.0 #487 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #12720 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  337.1 #650 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
thanks! I just got the first one for my kindle!  - LuvMySmallWorld  45.7 #4594 9:09AM
- Plumiegirl  8428.2 #3 7:03PM

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  2894.8 #39 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  11.9 #8714 10:32PM
- MissAmericaSings  378.6 #540 5:36PM
Loved watching this video now I want the book!! - missdisney925  114.7 #3193 3:08PM

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. HARR_E
28.57

2. ShariRenee
24.2

3. fletheartsdisney
23.58

4. WARLOCK
21.23

5. OhanaPhoto
20.08

6. Doctorbabe
19.8

7. EastBaytoLA
14.22

8. jmj352
12.58

9. grumpypapa
11.33

10. Coaster
11.18

 

SEE THE TOP 100

Thanks for fixing this! - MelodyMouse  3696.9 #27 10:48PM

Thanked by:   OhanaPhoto   Madness   leopardditz2000  
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  686.8 #243 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  8088.0 #4 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  59.4 #4167 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.8 #0 7:58AM

Play FlusterWait for iOS while you're in line and see where you rank on the GameCenter Leaderboard!

***I know who has the lowest score!πŸ˜‚ - MadameLeota  2075.0 #61 6:54PM
I'm looking right, and all I see is my dirty car outside of my house - Slotherini  1054.2 #151 5:21PM
216 woot! - goofydad909  1970.2 #67 10:20PM
Wow!  That's impressive!  I'm still in the single digits. - DisLUVney  572.2 #316 9:39PM
Okay I'm at home playing this game and I'm already frustrated!!! But boy oh boy I L❀️VE this games sound effects!!! GREAT JOB @AdminπŸ‘πŸ˜Š - WaltSentMe  324.9 #698 5:52PM
Glad you like it! - Admin  12:19PM
I can't get past the first column.... 😫 - MinnieTinker  432.2 #450 9:27PM
Welcome to my life lol 98% of the time I can't either - BeatleMike  567.9 #319 8:27AM
Lol but it's addictive 😁 - MinnieTinker  432.2 #450 8:05PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Peter Pan closed through May 7
Matterhorn Bobsleds closed through May 15
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh closed Jan 12-April 2
Haunted Mansion closed Jan 12-22
Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes closed Jan 12-April 2
Splash Mountain closed Jan 12-April 2

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Soarin' Over California closed through May 14
Taste Pilot's Grill closed through March 12
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail closed Jan 20-March 12
Grizzly River Run closed Jan 20-Mar 19
Luigi's Flying Tires closed through Dec 1

Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.7 #789 8:33AM
Did anyone ride Canal Boats today? Anything to report? - MelodyMouse  3696.9 #27 9:10PM
Did you see the photos yesterday, they have the canal ride  frozen land where old mill was. - secretagentangel  1348.6 #107 2:39PM
Darn, Matterhorn will be closed when I'm there - TakeMeToNeverland19  11.7 #8797 5:29PM
Looks like redwood creek will open earlier. 3/3 I think - aud2580  9.9 #9764 3:22PM

Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends with our new WEB VERSION of the TRIVILATOR! Play single or multi-player games real-time with people from all over the world. You can also play on your iOS device with our app.

I've only been playing random players and that is definitely hit or miss. Anyone who wants to start a game with me is more than welcome!! Plus - you'll probably win! Lol - MissAcroBRAT  246.7 #1295 8:13AM
Just sent you a couple of invites. Let's play - Goofytom  1087.8 #143 4:06PM
I love this game! If anyone wants to play, I'm willing! - DisneylandOrBust  365.5 #0 10:02AM
Are people still playing this? If so, I just installed the app and ready to play. Feel free to invite! - PixiePrincessPolly  27.2 #5653 8:24AM
I'm always up for a game 😊 - DisneyPrincess79  57.7 #4209 1:56PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
6688.6

2. Stitch_Legacy
5079.07

3. RickChavez
3353.25

4. ScooterMike
1962.16

5. SPandEvLover
3285.24

6. IDVandalSkipperCM
2280.11

7. caramiapoohAKAface
3474.04

8. Dave
12206.7

9. Duchess_SMK
5863.83

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
4225.04



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

Thank you everyone! You do a great job keeping us in the know and making MW a must have for Disney info!!! - Boundin  566.3 #320 10:33PM
Seriously, thank you so much! Being that we can only afford to go a couple times a year, this helps keep my Disneyland "craving" in balance  - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 3:47PM
Yes!  Same here.   - DisLUVney  572.2 #316 2:36PM
Truly...thank you! Between the CMs and our friends that share their experiences, Β stickers, raks and more... the Disney experience can live each day in all our hearts..in or outside of the parks - azcoolmom  213.1 #1728 8:38PM
I don't think this list ever updates! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Paging @Admin! Can we get this fixed? ☺️ - SPandEvLover  3285.2 #34 2:23AM
yes! Thank you @admin. And maybe start a fresh one without comments from over a year ago - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4982.1 #18 9:20AM
I'm now on the list for the first time. So it's doing something πŸ˜‚ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4225.0 #24 1:14PM

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 week of March 2, 2015:

Park Hours: DL: 10am-8pm (Monday-Thursday), 8am-12am (Friday-Sunday); DCA: 10am-8pm (Monday-Thursday), 8am-10pm (Friday-Sunday). 

Attraction Closures: Critter Country (opens 4/3), Fortuosity Jewelry Shop (opens 3/13), Magic Eye Theater (TBD), Matterhorn (opens 5/16), Peter Pan (opens 5/8), Snow White Grotto (opens 5/1), Starcade (TBD), Soarin over California (opens 5/15), Taste Pilots Grill (opens 3/13), Grizzly River Run (opens 3/20), Luigi's Flying Tires (2016), Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (opens 3/3), World of Color (TBD). 

Annual Passholder Event- Celebrating 20 Years of Adventure!- Annual Passholders can enjoy extra magic hours on either Tuesday, March 3 or Wednesday, March 4 from 8pm-midnight in the lands of Adventureland, Frontierland and New Orleans Square, with surprises the entire night! Registration is now closed for the event. Check in for the event will start at 3pm at Ticket Booth 4 (near Guest Relations on the DCA side).

unForecast Crowd Prediction: With the rainy weather, expect it to be quiet both Monday and maybe Tuesday.  With the AP events on Tuesday/Wednesday night, expect the parks to be a little busier than normal towards park closing.  The weather is supposed to warm up later this week, so expect it to be a little busier towards the end of the week and into the weekend. Expect CIs to be in the 50s-high 60s during the week, 70s-low 80s during the weekend.   - BaseballMickey_CM Mar 2, 2015 3:14PM



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  354.4 #598 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6855 11:53PM
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  117.0 #3148 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  217.9 #1670 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  358.3 #586 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1420.1 #100 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  178.8 #2161 4:40PM
Dance studios sign up and dancers come and do a little "pre-parade" along the route. It's cute ;) - TinkerSchelle  1420.1 #100 1:05PM
@bks4lou sorry-I just saw this question ;) - TinkerSchelle  1420.1 #100 1:06PM
thank you. No worries. I just figured out how to find my old comments to see replies :)  - bks4lou  178.8 #2161 8:21PM

MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. DisneyDavidEMT
80.6

2. Linzee
55.67

3. ShariRenee
53.03

4. HARR_E
52.69

5. Sweet_Irish_Cream
50.36

6. Dave
43.05

7. missariel33
36.29

8. MightyWhitey
35.51

9. WhatTiggersDoBest
33.01

10. RickChavez
31.94



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

This list seems a little off this month - MelodyMouse  3696.9 #27 2:27PM
It's way off FYI - ShariRenee  5403.6 #15 3:04PM
Hm. What's up,Admin? - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4982.1 #18 4:22PM
I worked really hard this month to make the list!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ - Fantasmicfan1  686.8 #243 7:55PM
something still off - Fantasmicfan1  686.8 #243 6:06PM

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

1. CobbPR
6553

2. uscdisneyteacher
5586

3. Dave
5060

4. BaseballMickey_CM
4862

5. Stitch_Legacy
4490

6. Duchess_SMK
4448

7. ElSuperRaton
4197

8. Plumiegirl
4076

9. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
3888

10. LoneRAYnger
3634



SEE THE TOP 100

Take me to your Quality Leaders - MelodyMouse  3696.9 #27 1:04PM
Phillip is on another list! My hit list! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.7 #0 1:41PM
Them is fighting words - amyb1076  992.9 #163 1:57PM
It's not nice to hit  - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4225.0 #24 6:41PM
But sometimes he deserves it! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.7 #0 10:00AM
He throws Rocks doe - RickChavez  3353.3 #33 3:07PM
Anyone here in DL today would like some company for a few hours? - jamesmuller8  0.0 #64324 1:07PM
Soo nice you asked, I wish I were there now, will be later though - TinkerbellRings  1.5 #59682 9:29AM
World of color used to be sit down several yrs ago... dont know who decided to change it to standing.... - HappyPrincess  25.1 #5872 8:25PM

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