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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 😘 - misschurro...  7124.3 #14 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  6483.0 #19 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  785.3 #243 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  6483.0 #19 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  2740.7 #50 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  6483.0 #19 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  4243.8 #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  6483.0 #19 9:37AM
Love these long posts  - BAO1953  22.5 #7087 8:21AM
Oh I'm glad! They take me quite awhile! Thank for letting me know! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6483.0 #19 5:36AM
Thank you for the great post! - HauntedMansionDiva  308.3 #899 8:40AM
Thank YOU! 😊😘 - Duchess_SMK  6483.0 #19 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  498.4 #445 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  6483.0 #19 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  643.8 #321 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  624.5 #336 9:44AM
I'm an '89 grad as well. - potatohead25  785.3 #243 10:00AM
Yay for class of '89. πŸ˜ƒ - Bassplayerswife  624.5 #336 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  6483.0 #19 5:46AM
LOVE the retro Grad Mite pics! Another fantastic history post, thank you! - Atora  2702.2 #53 10:05AM
Oh good! Thanks darlin! πŸ’—πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6483.0 #19 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  139.5 #2938 12:09PM
So kind!!!! Thank you so much! Hope you now have a magical Monday! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6483.0 #19 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  2992.9 #47 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  6483.0 #19 5:49AM
You work is appreciated by my whole family. Great job.  - Midasgold  633.3 #329 3:09PM
Thank you kindly Sir! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6483.0 #19 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  1750.9 #101 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  6483.0 #19 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  5779.4 #21 8:29AM
I'm sure you do clean up well! :) What did you eat? - Duchess_SMK  6483.0 #19 9:32AM
$100 plate lol, I think mine was a roasted chicken but had yummy buffet and yummy treats - pikarich  5779.4 #21 10:11AM
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My Kids enjoy Autopia - E-Ticket  1470.1 #117 8:29PM
Haha we do enjoy Autopia also!! My niece is very concerned about all the construction going on but knows it will be much better!  - CentralCoastAuntVon  73.1 #4152 1:17PM
Dave be nice!!! My sister is mentally handicapped and only loves autotopia and teacups... But the fumes make her faint. lol! Dave I hear you!  - verofern  138.4 #2958 1:56AM
Will Indiana jones reopen on the 3 or will it reopen on the 4 - Disneylandgirl1955  45.3 #5079 5:52AM
It was open today - AngieC  238.2 #1528 10:58PM

Did you know that you can find refurb info with a quick iPhone Spotlight Search? Learn how to find updated Disneyland info fast with a few hidden tricks in MouseWait 9. Post your tips below!


Disneyland unFORECAST (BETA) is here! Top MouseWaiters giving you the rundown of what's happening at the Disneyland Resort. The unFORECAST now has its own page on the web www.unFORECAST.com

unFORECAST for the month of April 2016
Spring Break traffic continues to make the Parks busy, however, we've made it past the heaviest part of Spring Break. Expect strong crowd levels through April 11th, and then things should slow down a bit. Look for crowds to pick up again at the end of the month and through May. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), through April 11, 2015, crowds averaged in the low 80s (approx 80% capacity), then the Crowd Index dipped into the 60s, until later in the month when the Crowd Index rose to the 70s. Remember, we've seen larger crowds ever since the 60th Celebration began, so keep that in mind when looking at historical Crowd Index data. To get a real-time look at crowd levels, check the MouseWait App for Crowd Index averages and wait times. Have a great week! - Admin Apr 4, 2016 3:24PM



We have always noticed that Saturdays are better than Sundays! We always come on the weekend and say we want to leave at dinner time on Sunday, but always leave by 11-12 because there are so many people. We love Saturday!! - 1Princess3Princes  643.2 #323 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.6 #7388 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  442.0 #509 7:32AM
I love these posts!  I do have a question/request/suggestion...is there a way to only show the 3-4 most recent posts?  It's a lot to scroll through. @@Admin - TiggersAndTinks  175.7 #2342 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  270.9 #1181 5:04PM
I'm glad Saturday's are good we are going tomorrow ! - vanessav87  5.4 #17928 3:45PM
Saturday's are less busy - DarthFairy  474.0 #467 2:18PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.6 #75277 12:12PM

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

1. CobbPR
6910

2. uscdisneyteacher
6635

3. Winnie111286
6227

4. Dave
6112

5. BaseballMickey
5962

6. misschurro...
5781

7. Plumiegirl
5545

8. Duchess_SMK
5464

9. pikarich
5303

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4427.7 #33 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  4427.7 #33 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  474.0 #467 8:06PM

Did you know that almost everything in MouseWait can be found with a few taps in the MagicSearch bar? Did you know that we add things to MagicSearch weekly (i.e. requests from you--see below)? MagicSearch enables ONE-THUMB searching to help you find individual menu items, vegetarian or gluten free food, reviews, wait times (even restaurant wait times), exclusive insider Disneyland tips, annual pass holder, parking info, Star Wars Park info, celebrities, Disneyland news, Hidden Mickeys, crowd forecasts (unFORECAST), Photopass, birthdays, refurbishment info, and amazing content from almost a million pages of original content in the MouseWait Lounge. 

This is an  app. Thank you @@@Admin - LiveLaughLoveDisney  296.1 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM

See what Kate can do for you, and experience Disneyland like a VIP! Get your own Virtual Plaid in the App Store today, it's FREE! http://apple.co/1WL7y9I

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Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.2 #34 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  2119.1 #75 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1229.6 #147 3:48PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2080 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1241.7 #145 5:56AM
Nice, my first time on the list and I have 2! Thank you!   - sunvalgifts  109.1 #3488 11:56AM
Oops! It didn't seem to post the first time lol. Sorry for the double post.  - sunvalgifts  109.1 #3488 11:58AM
Thank you to all who post from the park!! Love seeing the park when I cannot be there. - snowgrey  7.6 #13624 2:49PM


 
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Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  1453.7 #120 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  224.9 #1701 7:31PM
- MommyandBash  408.1 #561 10:29AM
@Admin  HOPE you are working on #3!  - Dianat710  52.7 #4754 5:41PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Fantasmicfan1
259.8

2. Melody_CM
231

3. Winnie111286
224.01

4. Tom
213.41

5. Coaster
186.6

6. secretagentangel
141.79

7. grumpypapa
131.91

8. jacdanfan
127.49

9. goofygal
123.76

10. JPatDL
112.25



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  16113.8 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2184.7 #74 1:11PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  646.5 #319 9:59AM
Yippeeeee!!!! I made the list!!!  - dizzneyfan  581.2 #359 7:17AM
Wow, top of the list:-) - beentoall  814.5 #0 5:40AM

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

1. secretagentangel
97300

2. jacdanfan
95000

3. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
78500

4. leopardditz2000
71000

5. DisneyGrandma
65000

6. teapotsandteacups
60000

7. Melody_CM
55000

8. debbiev
52750

9. DarthFairy
48950

10. MeridaFan
46130

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  814.5 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  135.1 #3007 9:06PM
@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  652.8 #313 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. πŸ˜‚ - DisLUVney  635.6 #327 9:23PM
I finally made a list besides wait times.wait times has become almost impossible with the crowds,reception blows.but thank you for all you do@@@@Admin - DarthFairy  474.0 #467 7:43PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  109.1 #3488 12:21PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
20149

2. Melody_CM
16113.8

3. Winnie111286
15854.6

4. Dave
13763.9

5. Tom
12229.6

6. jacdanfan
11880.9

7. goofygal
11474

8. Plumiegirl
10309.8

9. ShariRenee
9623.29

10. uscdisneyteacher
8352.59


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  5756.8 #22 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.4 #72 8:50AM
 I bow down to you....real fast....like Aladdin drops in front of the Royal Princess, Jasmine! - DisneyMom13  301.7 #933 1:53PM
Congrats - superdisneyman80  170.5 #2435 8:22PM


 
MONTHLY WAIT TIME LEADERS REAL-TIME: Thank you to everyone who enters accurate wait times--you earn MouseRank Points, Credits, worldwide fame, and wealth beyond your wildest dreams when you enter wait times at the Park (ok maybe not the last two things). Please remember to ONLY enter wait times that you have verified in person, this improves our algorithm substantially, thanks!

1. Melody_CM
231

2. Tom
213.4

3. Coaster
186.6

4. Fantasmicfan1
179.07

5. Winnie111286
171.47

6. goofygal
123.2

7. secretagentangel
114.17

8. jacdanfan
113.27

9. JPatDL
112.25

10. grumpypapa
107.5

 

SEE THE TOP 100

14 more days and I shall be entering in wait times for the first time( I was slow and shy to post). Well actually it will be 15 days. The first  day we check in and go to Trader Sam's. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  48.2 #4947 7:14AM
Wow! I'm on the list 😊 - disneymom1  259.9 #1286 10:17PM
πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ» - LaPearleNoir  2184.7 #74 8:33PM
Yea!  We'll be looking for your pics and "live" posts, too. Have a wonderful trip! - Ilovegoofy  37.9 #5446 3:36PM

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  1096.6 #173 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2041.8 #81 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  408.1 #561 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  48.2 #4947 2:38PM

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

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

Credits have been applied to everyone's account as of today! - Admin 11:40AM
I just called them to price out our potential trip in June. Chris was so nice and the MW savings are phenomenal! Still waiting on work vacation approval to reserve the room!  - HNL2SFO  296.3 #969 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  154.2 #2693 3:57PM
Good morning @@@@@@Admin I submitted a stay at Hojo for 7/2/15.Β  I haven't seen the Credits yet.Β  Would you please check the records?Β  I can resubmit the Form if you need me to.Β  As always, thanks for all your wonderful help. - Winnie111286  15854.6 #3 8:02AM
Admin Thanks - Winnie111286  15854.6 #3 3:18PM
Hi @@@@@@Admin I filled out the form for 2/28 at Hojo and haven't seen any Credits. I also sent you a Support Ticket last week. Would you please look into this? As always, Thanks  @@@@@@Admin - Winnie111286  15854.6 #3 10:50PM
Admin - Winnie111286  15854.6 #3 4:46PM

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

Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  54.0 #4705 9:01AM
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 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #578 7:05PM
- CT4625  45.2 #5084 12:14PM
I know it's awesome to know your not alone as a Disneyland freak  - mjpdisney67  33.5 #5795 7:26AM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.1 #4584 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  75.3 #4103 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2783.4 #49 9:33AM
I miss the Electrical Parade.  My mom was actually covering a story about the Electrical Parade and got to ride in one of the vehicles.  - RetroDisneyPins2002  42.7 #5196 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  301.7 #933 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  581.2 #359 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7063 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  41.6 #5245 7:25PM

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


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  2119.1 #75 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  11880.9 #6 6:08AM
  - JediKitty  1139.6 #164 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  301.7 #933 1:34AM

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  459.3 #490 12:29PM
Doesn't everyone have a countdown clock on the top of one of their pinball machines?  Unfortunately mine is blank because our DL trip was weeks ago :( - awhittle  0.0 #127125 10:15AM
That just means it's time to start planning! πŸ˜€ - AngiMouse  100.5 #3627 1:02PM
Ours is blank too with no plans anytime soon. That's why I come to β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈ - DisneyMom13  301.7 #933 7:30PM
So from the looks of it, there is not even one app made for those of us on android. You know there are millions of people who do not own iPhones. Its kind of rediculous these days not to offer an android version of apps. Would love to help this site grow by donating, but I see no point in that when there appears to be no intrest by the app builders here to support android. I mean how about atleast a partialy functional app so we can feel that theΒ android users are even wanted as a part of the mousewait community.Β I see lots of requests and sad posts about no android, but dont see any replys by the site to the fact that anyone is even working on it.I've checked back here every so offten to see if there is anything for android users, but never bothered joining until today.I just wanted to rant a little, and now I am done.Unfortunalty, at this point I think I am officaily giving up on mousewait.Β Thanks for reading Β and understanding my frustrations ( i hope ) and please everyone........Have a Disney-tastic day!Mark - molney14u  0.0 #127134 11:05AM
I have an iPhone and an old droid. I use the old droid for wait times when my iPhone can't connect and it works fine. There's so many droid phones to have  separate apps for but I hope android makers would start using the basic same code and security but I'm probably wishing on a star for that . I miss my droid but a lot of apps don't work the same.  - secretagentangel  5756.8 #22 8:10PM

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Purchased the Voyageers book through this link so MW benefits twice  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  2000.8 #86 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  421.0 #540 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
Just spent $100. Surely not my last order this month - Dianat710  52.7 #4754 4:46PM
Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  109.1 #3488 9:45AM

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