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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  5635.6 #17 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  6162.6 #16 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  646.6 #292 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  6162.6 #16 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  2362.8 #56 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  6162.6 #16 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  3581.6 #36 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  6162.6 #16 9:37AM
Love these long posts  - BAO1953  20.9 #6717 8:21AM
Oh I'm glad! They take me quite awhile! Thank for letting me know! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 5:36AM
Thank you for the great post! - HauntedMansionDiva  287.9 #938 8:40AM
Thank YOU! 😊😘 - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 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  488.8 #405 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  6162.6 #16 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 #293 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  411.9 #507 9:44AM
I'm an '89 grad as well. - potatohead25  646.6 #292 10:00AM
Yay for class of '89. πŸ˜ƒ - Bassplayerswife  411.9 #507 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  6162.6 #16 5:46AM
LOVE the retro Grad Mite pics! Another fantastic history post, thank you! - Atora  2701.8 #44 10:05AM
Oh good! Thanks darlin! πŸ’—πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 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  126.7 #3010 12:09PM
So kind!!!! Thank you so much! Hope you now have a magical Monday! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 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  1935.2 #78 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  6162.6 #16 5:49AM
You work is appreciated by my whole family. Great job.  - Midasgold  627.0 #303 3:09PM
Thank you kindly Sir! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 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  1206.0 #135 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  6162.6 #16 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  4436.3 #26 8:29AM
I'm sure you do clean up well! :) What did you eat? - Duchess_SMK  6162.6 #16 9:32AM
$100 plate lol, I think mine was a roasted chicken but had yummy buffet and yummy treats - pikarich  4436.3 #26 10:11AM
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Here is the Overall Quality Top 10 real-time list. Follow these MouseWaiters for great content:

1. CobbPR
6727

2. uscdisneyteacher
6018

3. Dave
5587

4. BaseballMickey_CM
5547

5. Duchess_SMK
5049

6. Plumiegirl
4975

7. Stitch_Legacy
4712

8. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
4448

9. ElSuperRaton
4197

10. Winnie111286
4063



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  3390.4 #39 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  3390.4 #39 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  114.1 #3267 8:06PM

Follow the new MouseWait Blog for updates, how-tos, tips, contests, and more! 

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  481.6 #413 4:20PM

Here are the Weekly Top 10 TRIVILATOR Players. Find people to play here. Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends on iOS. Play on any device with our new web version here.

1. DisneyMakesMeSmile
32.61

2. Goofytom
12.28

3. mamabeam
7.13

4. beentoall
3.46

5. TiggerBelle
3.16

6. Moog
2.43

7. richiii3
1.95

8. Dolewhipped
1.06

9. DisneylandOrBust
0.99

10. DoomBuggy61
0.88

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  217.0 #1715 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  56.4 #4355 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  9152.5 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2314.7 #58 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  56.4 #4355 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2314.7 #58 9:42AM
Kind of shows anyone can play trivia and do well, newbie or veteran!πŸ˜€ - secretagentangel  2171.5 #65 1:33PM
i fail hard!!!! - DarthFairy  114.1 #3267 7:23PM
Finally on the list thanks to @@DisneyMakesMeSmile - beentoall  195.0 #0 11:31PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Innoventions reopens as Star Wars Launch Bay September 30
Haunted Mansion Aug 24-Sept 11
Space Mountain Sept 7-Sept 11
Pirates of the Caribbean Sept 14-Sept 30

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Luigi's Rollickin Roadsters opens early 2016
 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.2 #7675 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  323.7 #733 8:33AM
Is the start wars launch bay date for certain or is that an estimate? Going in October  and would love to see it!  - Dawnsharks  76.2 #3889 4:11PM
Noooooo...missing HM by 3 days 😭 - MissMolly  1310.9 #119 8:35AM


 
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. MelodyMouse
504.8

2. MadameLeota
255.4

3. Coaster
222.8

4. goofygal
185.72

5. jacdanfan
166.52

6. Winnie111286
164.37

7. JPatDL
132.88

8. toystory3
131.53

9. Brian
120.83

10. grumpypapa
95.12

 

SEE THE TOP 100

Been in the Midwest much of August. Nice to see wait time warriors have been out there walking and working! - MelodyMouse  6450.3 #14 7:25AM
Hope you're having fun!! - secretagentangel  2171.5 #65 11:37PM

Thanked by:   goducksgo   boomom   catlikesmouse   suzieq65  
DISCOUNTED DISNEYLAND TICKETS THROUGH MOUSEWAIT! You get 2% off select tickets if you purchase on this page and use the code MOUSEWAIT at checkout. A percentage of your total purchase comes back to MouseWait, which helps cover our monthly maintenance and development expenses! You will also get 100 Credits if you email us your receipt along with your username! 

Can you get a discount on annual passes too? - DeeDeeMouse  249.8 #1295 9:59PM
How do you get discount on AP passes. Guessing use MOUSEWAIT - suzieq65  67.1 #4094 4:00PM
You get discounts on AP by renewing early. It's through Disney . They'll send you a card.  - secretagentangel  2171.5 #65 8:58PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - gedi0614  31.1 #5536 12:13AM

Use this link (save it as a bookmark to make it easy) before you add things to your Amazon and MouseWait will receive 5% of your purchase! Thank you for your support!

Purchased the Voyageers book through this link so MW benefits twice  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1637.2 #96 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  388.1 #548 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I buy pretty much everything on Amazon. Nice to know MW can get a little piece of that! - MellyMelBB  65.0 #4138 12:06AM
I will do this next time I'm on Amazon! - DisneyLov3r  10.1 #0 5:02PM

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

I have the countdown and I love it! - tree320  0.6 #0 9:26AM
Just got it! - Dizkid  370.2 #579 12:29PM
Love it!!My count down is 13 days.Yahoo Yippee!! - LorisMickeyEars60  21.7 #6613 3:13PM
Downloading it now.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  481.6 #413 4:18PM

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

July 2015: Winnie111286 463.58
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
 

! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2365.1 #55 7:16AM
- MowgliLovesBaloo  65.2 #0 5:18PM
- LindseyanaJones  107.5 #3390 11:31AM
- XochiFryingPanWhoKnew  83.9 #3749 5:02PM

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  1216.6 #132 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  705.6 #254 6:30PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #66073 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  218.0 #1700 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  721.3 #251 2:20PM

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


Subscribe to the MouseWait Email NEWSletter for Disneyland and MouseWait news, and never miss an update! 

Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  16.9 #7487 10:18PM
Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  26.9 #5921 10:05PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  19.2 #7031 7:25PM

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 #173 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1783.3 #85 10:53PM
  - mckelfam  36.7 #5152 3:09PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  218.0 #1700 10:29PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
16111.3

2. Dave
13202.7

3. Plumiegirl
9393.17

4. jacdanfan
9359.34

5. Tom
9152.49

6. goofygal
8983.38

7. uscdisneyteacher
7687.88

8. BaseballMickey_CM
7187

9. CobbPR
7122.15

10. Sonja
6794.36


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  2171.5 #65 2:09PM

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!

- valj84DisneyDeppAddict  217.0 #1715 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  56.4 #4355 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  217.0 #1715 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  20.6 #6781 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  56.4 #4355 8:58AM
- djmickeymouse  7.1 #0 10:08AM
I just re downloaded trivilator after a brief break from the losing stretch πŸ™ˆ feel free to add me! I am back and ready to play!  - LindseyanaJones  107.5 #3390 9:04AM

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
70000

2. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
63000

3. secretagentangel
62300

4. DisneyGrandma
51500

5. leopardditz2000
48500

6. DisLUVney
42500

7. debbiev
42250

8. MeridaFan
41630

9. MelodyMouse
40000

10. MinnieMyLove
38250

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  195.0 #0 2:55AM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  114.1 #3267 12:42PM
@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  549.2 #352 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. πŸ˜‚ - DisLUVney  607.8 #313 9:23PM
Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  19.2 #7031 10:52PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. MelodyMouse
514.26

2. Winnie111286
458.77

3. MadameLeota
321.55

4. grumpypapa
240.46

5. HARR_E
231.49

6. jacdanfan
228.86

7. Plumiegirl
228.27

8. Dave
227.75

9. Coaster
222.85

10. secretagentangel
222.02



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - MelodyMouse  6450.3 #14 11:30PM

Thanked by:   Tom   FrankenweenieVelinee   JediKitty   DarthFairy  
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  2171.5 #65 11:59PM
was bummed i did not make it two weeks ago,  see you in aug! - MsTikiMermadam  437.4 #466 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  191.2 #2036 9:00AM
- piratemom  467.6 #433 12:50PM
I wish! Soon, very soon!! - MyMouseMickey32  150.2 #2642 4:56PM

Here are the recent wait time leaders:

July: MelodyMouse 417.38
May: MelodyMouse 640.08
April: WARLOCK 228.33
March: HARR_E 290.27
February: jacdanfan 251.32
January: ShariRenee 246.23
December: MelodyMouse 303.05
November: MelodyMouse 410.98
October: jacdanfan 189.98

 Everyone for making   - Boundin  614.6 #310 10:21PM
That's awesome but like me a lot of ppl can't enter wait times I can't ever open or connect while in the park  - mickeyat78  1850.4 #82 5:39AM
Wow. Sorry to hear that. I'm on ATT and sometimes can't connect, tho it is rare - MelodyMouse  6450.3 #14 8:12PM
great job! It's the wait times that brought me to this app. Thank you - Kimo  183.7 #2143 8:16PM
The mysterious disappearing month of June! - MelodyMouse  6450.3 #14 12:13PM

Your Donations Help Us Make MouseWait Better!

TOP MWs of the WEEK

1.MelodyMouse 513.44 #14  
2.Winnie111286 158.22 #21  
3.toystory3 119.55 #21  
4.BAMBAM 99.83 #0  
5.quote 95.24 #0  
6.secretagentangel 75.84 #65  
7.grumpypapa 64.07 #37  
8.Coaster 55.73 #1  
9.HARR_E 53.13 #29  
10.OhanaPhoto 51.57 #34  

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