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Jun 23, 2014 11:11 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 23rd, The Skyway to Fantasyland and Skyway to Tomorrowland opens. Along with The Enchanted Tiki Room and the re-themed Tarzans Treehouse.

1956: The Skyway to Fantasyland and Skyway to Tomorrowland. Walt heard of a system being tested in Switzerland in 1955 and of course HAD to have one! After figuring out where the attraction would be placed in the park, he purchased a used 1947 Type 101 Sidechair #5, which was one of the Von Roll prototypes who was based in Bern, Switzerland. When Walt and the imagineers bought the ride, it became the 1st Von Roll aerial ropeway in the USA!

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Walt, and Dr Walter Smidt, the Swiss Consul General of Los Angeles, presided over the opening ceremonies. 42 gondolas carried 2 guests at a time over the park. They were dispatched  about every 9 seconds and moved at 4 mph. The Skyway gave guests an overview of the park between two stations: one in Fantasyland (where the drive system was located) and the other in Tomorrowland (where 35,000 pounds of ballast kept the 2400' long cables taut).

fantasyland

In between was the peak, a support tower located on Holiday Hill (basically a mound of dirt, which later became the Matterhorn). In 1959 after the Matterhorn was added, guests rode through it!

matterhorn

In 1965, rectangular buckets replaced the original round buckets. The rectangular buckets were a familiar sight in the skies of Disneyland for almost 30 years!

square buckets

Did YOU ever ride the Skyway? What did you think of it? Do you miss it?

Also on this day in 1963: The Enchanted Tiki Room (a favorite for my minis) opened to the public in Adventureland! According to davelandweb.com: “It was the 1st attraction to cost $1million+, first fully air-conditioned building and 1st to feature Audio-Animatronics developed by WED Enterprises. United Airlines was the 1st official sponsor, but later changed to Dole.”

aventureland

Originally owned by Walt Disney (through WED Enterprises) the Tiki Room was to be a restaurant featuring AA birds serenading guests as they dined. The “magic fountain” was to be a coffee station (a storage compartment remains in the base) and the restaurant would have shared its kitchen with the now-defunct Tahitian Terrace (for more info about the terrace: http://tinyurl.com/mts76t7
and Plaza Pavilion Restaurant. Since ownership was separate from the rest of the park, a small admission of 75¢ was charged.

José is red, white, and green and speaks with a Mexican accent (Wally Boag)
Michael is white and green with an Irish brogue (Fulton Burley)
Pierre is red, white, and blue and has a French accent (Ernie Newton)
Fritz red, black, and white has a German accent (Thurl Ravenscroft, voice of Hawaiian God Tangaroa-Ru near the entrance)

An AA talking Juan the “barker” bird was once located near the walkway to beckon visitors inside, but was removed when he caused enormous traffic jams of gawking guests. (Stickers please!)

baker bird
Ticket Booth Roof from August 1966 (Note Juan the Barker Bird)

The birds all have real feathers with the exception of the chest area which is covered in custom-woven cashmere, allowing the figures to “breathe” in a lifelike manner (inspired by an employee at a planning meeting who wore a cashmere sweater which moved at the elbows exactly the way the engineers envisioned).
To watch a few clips of historical footage from the Tiki Room: http://tinyurl.com/mkt2bcx

inside tiki room
Walt Disney and Tiki Hostess Diana Lai, at the opening of Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room

inside 2

225+ talking, singing, and dancing birds, flowers, the magic fountain, tiki drummers and tiki totem poles make this attraction a MUST SEE in my opinion. Hopefully all you lucky people in the park will stop by for a dole whip and birthday performance today!

Have you been in the Tiki Room? Do have a favorite song or part of the show?

Lastly, in 1999 Tarzans Treehouse opens in Adventureland. Some of you may remember it as being Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse, which closed in March 8th, 1999.

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Tazan
Tarzan welcomes the first guests to Tarzan's Treehouse Joining him for the opening was an audience of Kosovar children, dressed in green shirts, which recently arrived in Southern California,
as well as Cynthia Harriss, second from left, executive vice president of The Disneyland Resort, and
Danton Burroughs, far right, grandson of Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs.
(AP Photo/Disneyland,Glen Miller)

To take a climb and walkthrough of Tarzans Treehouse:


I've posted this in the past but this is an Interesting OC news story done about the original tree that inspired Walts version of the treehouse at Disneyland:


Do you like the the updated Tarzans Treehouse? Or do you prefer the original Swiss Family Robinson version?

Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a Magical Monday!

Websites Referenced:
thisdayindisneyhistory.com
yesterland.com
mousewait.com
davelandweb.com
disneylandnews.com
disneyhistoryinstitute.com
youtube.com

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Disney should hire you to be their historian.  - WishIWereThere  259.1 #1151 5:24PM
::giggles:: how kind of you to say! They have people that run their blogs that are way more knowledgable then me. I just enjoy researching. ::whispers:: if you're reading this Disney, don't get me wrong, I wouldn't turn down a job offer. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜˜  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 6:47AM
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Short and sweet this time, rode the skyway once on my only visit to the park when I was 6 yrs old , the teacup with the photo ops by mad tea party is the one of the old pylons for the skyway covered up, glad the tree house is back, great exercise up the stairs - pikarich  3196.3 #33 11:46AM
Thanks pikarich! I'll be looking for that pylon next trip! And yes, the treehouse is great exercise!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 6:48AM
Awesome post! Love all of the details!  We need a 🌲🏠 sticker! - Atora  2184.7 #55 11:49AM
Thanks sweetie! We do need a treehouse sticker! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 6:49AM
I loved the Skyway and going through the Matterhorn. My kids were able to ride when they were very small before it closed. The good thing about the Tiki Room is you can ride it after It's a Small World and get a new song stuck in your head ;). I loved Swiss Family Robinson but I also love the Tarzan Treehouse (took me a while though). Thanks Duchess! - ShariRenee  4693.0 #19 11:54AM
Bhahahaha it's true! The songs are quite catchy!! Good for you for being excepting, I still miss the Swiss! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 6:50AM
Loved the skyway and was so sad to see them leave😒  . I love the Tiki room and did not exactly know where this guy was from. I wish I could go back in time and go to the Tahitian restaurant 🌺🌴.  I like that the poster for Tarzan's treehouse/Swiss family Robinson's treehouse flashes! πŸ‘πŸ‘ very nice!! Though, I think you know where I stand on this... Give the tree back to the Robinson's from SwitzerlandπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (though, I must say, I do love the bottom of the treehouse and all the things to look at). Thanks for another wonderful post     - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4480.9 #20 11:57AM
Oh I think my favorite part of the skyway was just the Queue- waiting in line, going up the stairs, under the pine trees was like being in the Black Forest, and how pretty it was to look at on Fantasyland😍😍 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4480.9 #20 2:40PM
Me too! Too bad some bad eggs had to ruin it for the rest of us! Yes! The barker bird was a mystery to many I believe. 😊 so glad you enjoyed the poster. I'd used it before but I like that one a lot too! I'm with ya mama, I miss the Swiss too! ::sigh:: great spot for a favorite! I hardly remember it. πŸ˜” thank  YOU my sweet churro friend! πŸ˜˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 6:54AM
Thank you for sharing this!  I just love the history of it all!  I remember going to a restaurant behind the Tiki room.  It had like a mini luau for  a dinner show.  Was that the Tahitian one?  It was a great dinner/show experience.  I miss the skyway!  Bummed they took it down. - DisneyPiratePrincess  129.1 #2910 12:23PM
Thank YOU! I do believe that was the Tahitian show! Seems you aren't alone in missing the skyway. I'm bummed too!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 6:55AM
love this post! those would scare the beejeebs out of me, but i bet the view was awesome! - OhanaPhoto  3277.5 #30 12:44PM
Thanks doll! πŸ˜‚ oh you're so funny! The view was incredible!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 6:56AM
Wow, so much happened on this date!  I adored the Skyway!  I still miss it very much--I think my favorite part was going through the Matterhorn and coming out above Fantasyland 😍   So sad it's gone.  Love the Tiki Room, of course--my husband once fell asleep while we were in there πŸ˜‚ (how is that possible with all the singing?!).  And the Treehouse has always been a favorite (I'm a climber and I love being up high)--I'm torn on which version I prefer.  Swiss Family Robinson was SUCH a great movie, but I also like it as Tarzan's, and I like the music/soundtrack that plays as you climb.  Thanks for so much info today!  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  551.7 #320 1:02PM
That was the best part in my opinion too! ::giggles:: I could see it, after a long day of walking around, it's so nice and cool in there! Well, it's nice you like both! Disneyland did good then! Thanks so much for taking the time to add your two cents! πŸ’—πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 6:58AM
Correct me if I'm wrong but I read somewhere that it was imagineer Harriet Burns that saw the way the cashmere moved on Walt's sweater and was inspired to use that material for the breast? Or is this just a story that's been passed down but isn't actually true?  - jazzydarling  39.3 #4794 1:21PM
I also heard the something but can not corroborate it. - Boundin  537.8 #332 9:30PM
Honestly I don't know. I hadn't heard that story before but I love it! 😊 Thanks for sharing that!Β  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 6:59AM
Great post as always ! 😍 I love the Tiki room as I am a parrot lover and owned them for over 30 years . So I just love the whole vibe of the tiki room . 😊 loved the real tree that Walt got the inspiration from. That's truly a magnificent tree! The sheer size of it was amazing ! I'm glad it's not marked or well known though, because I would fear people would start to damage it, by wanting to take a piece or more. I personally don't remember the Swiss family treehouse that much... But because I have oh so many memories of my kiddos on tarzans treehouse, that it gets my vote as being my favorite 😍thanks again for this wonderful and informative post πŸ‘ - eviljules  1021.9 #154 1:24PM
Oh lovely! What kind of parrot do you own? I used to have an African grey. She passes away trying to lay me an egg though. I was heartbroken! Someday I'll get another. Parrots are great! Isn't it a magical tree!? Loved that news story! You're right about people wanting to damage it! Such a shame. Thank YOU for taking the time to comment! I really appreciate it! πŸ’—πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:03AM
Never experienced the Skyway, but I'm always around the Tiki Room and the Treehouse. Its funny to watch so many people walk by the Tiki Room everyday and say "what is the Tiki Room!!? " and continue to walk and will never to get experience one of Walt's amazing shows.  - BaseballMickey_CM  6374.9 #12 1:32PM
That must be pretty incredible to hear people say that as a walk by.πŸ˜‚. They are soo missing out - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4480.9 #20 2:41PM
::gasps:: such a shame! It is shah a treat! We go in there every trip!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:04AM
I loved these (even though I am scared of heights).... And I miss them!  Thanks as always for the awesome post!! - DisneyDavidEMT  1608.0 #83 1:37PM
D'awe! Thank you Sir!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:05AM
When my mom needed a break we rode them. Thankfully, rode later with my husband and son before it was gone. - Dizkid  354.0 #589 2:12PM
Was a great place to rest sore tootsies!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:05AM
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The Tiki Room is nice & relaxing, I usually fall asleep when I'm in there - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1402.5 #96 4:01PM
Talk about a short nap! I think i'd be more grouchy! πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:06AM
I miss the skyway - Chumash28  1069.6 #142 4:49PM
Me too! 😩😩😩😩 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:06AM
I'm another who misses the Skyway. I remember once taking it over the Main St Electric parade; wish I had pictures. Thanks as always for your wonderful posts.  - redsoxcarlos  1214.8 #116 7:36PM
😍 oh wow! That must have been an amazing view!  Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:08AM
Great set of stickers!  Thanks! - redsoxcarlos  1214.8 #116 6:21AM
I'm glad I rode the Skyway when I was little because I am afraid of heights now 😁 - metink  198.9 #1892 7:52PM
Teehee, I don't think you're alone either. 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:09AM
Great post! Oh how I miss the Skyway!  - DisLUVney  556.1 #318 8:24PM
Thank you darlin! Me too! 😩 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:09AM
I loved the sky buckets!!! I loved looking down and the feeling of flying!!!  The Tiki Room has always been a favorite. I like the sing along, (the whistling part the best) and the chanting with the drums!!! As alway Duchess, excellent post!!!! Thank you! - Boundin  537.8 #332 9:37PM
Me too! The drum part is my eldest absolute favorite part! She always slaps her legs to the rythym of them. Lol thank YOU my sweet sweet friend! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:11AM
Amazing! The skyway is only a memory I have because of pictures. Love the Tiki Room especially if  is our host!I learned that the grandson of the author of Tarzan was on hand to open the new attraction. How cool is that?  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  913.8 #170 10:24PM
😊  Really is the best host! You caught that! Very cool! Thanks so much sweetie!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:13AM
I must be a "purest" as I still refer to the Treehouse as "Swiss Family" but I do like the improvements. - BombFrogFormerCM  789.5 #199 6:54AM
Teehee, you Sir are not alone. Many prefer the Swiss!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:13AM
I always love your post! Thanks for sharing - BriarBeauty  117.7 #3107 8:41AM
I loved the skyway. I'm pretty sure it's my cousin's fault it was closed and removed. He would get a little box of rock candy and throw it at people. If he ran out of candy he would try and spit on people. My favorite part of the tiki room is when the ladies drop down and have us sing along. Unless Maynard's there then his intro is my favorite part of the show. I liked the Swiss tree but kids don't know of the movie or the book so it makes since to change it to Tarzan. I think it's a good change and lots of fun. - Bassplayerswife  184.1 #2077 10:20AM

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  - Ray1man  57.4 #4174 8:36PM
newsies! - MelodyMouse  3477.5 #27 9:02AM

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  1029.5 #149 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  665.3 #251 6:30PM
Sounds fun!! - HappyPrincess  25.0 #5805 10:48AM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  29.5 #5381 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1029.5 #149 1:21PM

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Credits have been applied to everyone's account as of today! - Admin 11:40AM
I still have not received my credits from the birthday bash? - vegashappyhaunts  97.9 #3438 6:01PM
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What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  13.3 #8026 3:57PM
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I have done this form multiple times and I never get the points :( - Disney4life  57.6 #4169 10:43PM
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They helped me get the points. - Winnie111286  2062.1 #58 10:21AM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Casey Jr. reopens Dec. 19
Storybook Land Canal Boats reopen Dec. 19


DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Boudin Bakery Tour

Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.5 #779 8:33AM
Did anyone ride Canal Boats today? Anything to report? - MelodyMouse  3477.5 #27 9:10PM
Did you see the photos yesterday, they have the canal ride  frozen land where old mill was. - secretagentangel  1305.5 #104 2:39PM

Thanked by:   Tom   carminaire   kimdis  
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. MelodyMouse
365

2. ShariRenee
344

3. Winnie111286
275

4. Stitch_Legacy
259

5. WARLOCK
254

6. HARR_E
246

7. Plumiegirl
219

8. goofygal
216

9. Tom
209

10. jacdanfan
189



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I'm in the top 10!  - luxkitty  1922.5 #68 3:12PM
Waytago! Keep up the good woik (Bugs Bunny accent) - MelodyMouse  3477.5 #27 9:57AM
I adore Disneyland! - MelodyMouse  3477.5 #27 8:58AM
Me too! - ShariRenee  4693.0 #19 9:09PM
MelodyMouse is #1 in my book no matter where she may be on this list...oh, wait...she IS #1...WOO HOO! - DisneyDonn  0.1 #98033 3:19PM
Aw shucks (Goofy voice). Thx DD - MelodyMouse  3477.5 #27 8:12AM
She is pretty awesome!  πŸ˜Š - MeridaFan  3443.2 #28 10:57PM

Thanked by:   luxkitty   Tom  
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  401.5 #493 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #12432 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  335.1 #643 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
I'm halfway through Season 2 and I have already read both Voyageers. My 15 year old is now reading my hard copy of Season 1 and she can't put it down πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ“– I LOVE reading them and am anxiously waiting for more! Well done, Admin!!  - melissa_ficent  318.5 #722 10:01PM
Loved them all! - MinnieCarman  251.1 #1226 8:26PM

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  2612.4 #39 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
I love the cover of this!  I just started reading it this morning.  - MeridaFan  3443.2 #28 1:25PM
Thank you! We put a lot of work into that cover to get it just right. - Admin  2:00PM
- MissAmericaSings  358.0 #577 5:36PM
Loved watching this video now I want the book!! - missdisney925  114.7 #3169 3:08PM

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
56

2. DisneylandOrBust
23

3. Goofytom
21

4. richiii3
18

5. SplashLover24
13

6. emily.northcutt.94
8

7. Boundin
5

8. DonaldRox
4

9. Tom
2

10. DarthTinkerbell
1

 

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? - philliprocks  905.5 #172 6:51PM
Ouch! She's pretty tough to beat. - sawman911  665.3 #251 10:19PM
Ready for a rematch? 😈 - Atora  2184.7 #55 5:49PM
If I say yes, I'm lying. If I say no I'm a sissy  - philliprocks  905.5 #172 7:46PM
Hahahaha!  - apesandmonkeys  7554.5 #5 6:51PM
Woo woo! Look at you! - BellesLibrary  402.2 #492 3:36PM
You're just the 9th loser! Loser - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:11PM
And you're a sissy anyway - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:11PM
I smell a recount due to dangling chads @philliprocks⚠ - MickeyLumboCM  762.2 #210 7:06PM
Wow congrats Phillip! You're moving on up!  - BellesLibrary  402.2 #492 5:41PM
Annnnnnnnnd.... ur gone - SpiritOfAdventure  1029.3 #150 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  402.2 #492 11:34PM
It's inconceivable!  - DonaldRox  33.9 #5090 11:29AM
DisneylandOrBust, DonaldRox and MadLeota are fun players!!! I am learning a lot!!!!! - Boundin  537.8 #332 6:20PM

Thanked by:   Ray1man   Shameekz   Tom   20 More Thanks DarthTinkerbell   Boundin   richiii3  
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! 

How cool! Hmmmm now to find someone who needs tickets! - Shameekz  41.3 #4704 3:14PM
Does it include purchasing so cal resident discunted tickets? - HappyPrincess  25.0 #5805 11:49PM
Umm... Excellent question - BeatleMike  564.7 #313 11:23PM
Awesome - pamntink  36.0 #4959 10:54AM
Also doesn't include D23 memberships. ugh. - DLKenCA  1777.8 #75 8:57AM

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Purchased the Voyageers book through this link so MW benefits twice  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1402.5 #96 4:48PM
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Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I purchase a lot on amazon, I always use this bookmark, but I always wonder if mousewait gets the credits. - snowgrey  5.5 #14968 3:56PM
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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

Holiday Tips at the Disneyland Resort:

1. Check out Olaf's Snow Fest and Freeze The Night in Hollywood Land (California Adventure). Frozen Fun officially opens on Jan 7.
2. Expect BIG crowds this week. Disneyland will probably reach capacity.
3. Check out Olaf's Ice Skating Rink in the Downtown Disney Winter Village if you're blocked out.
4. Watch the Christmas Fantasy Parade from the Plaza Inn patio.
5. Check out the Jingle Jangle Jamboree at Big Thunder Ranch. It closes at 5:30pm
6. Viva Navidad, a festive celebration of lively Latino traditions, takes place in California Adventure through Jan 6.

- Admin Dec 28, 2014 9:45AM



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  351.6 #596 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6737 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  114.1 #3183 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  215.0 #1689 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  354.0 #589 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1200.6 #119 8:23PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
14861.5

2. Dave
11845.5

3. Plumiegirl
8312.66

4. jacdanfan
7561.09

5. apesandmonkeys
7554.53

6. Tom
7477.3

7. goofygal
7379.93

8. uscdisneyteacher
7223.13

9. CobbPR
6884.62

10. Bullseye
6682.33


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 - philliprocks  905.5 #172 6:08PM
Haha - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 12:33PM
Number 6 now - philliprocks  905.5 #172 2:09PM
5* - AshleyRae-  121.5 #3037 3:25PM
Thank you for your contributions! - Song  1548.0 #86 11:18AM
Kayoss you aren't easily forgotten. Just mention the words bus ride. - Dizkid  354.0 #589 8:15PM
After 5 years, Coaster is still king.  - MimiMouse  1027.4 #151 7:15PM

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. MeridaFan
41630

2. MelodyMouse
40000

3. jacdanfan
40000

4. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
28750

5. PrincessCindy
25400

6. secretagentangel
24900

7. debbiev
24250

8. nataska1989
20000

9. DisneyGrandma
19500

10. leopardditz2000
18750

 

A list I made....for spending money!! Figures... - debbiev  873.9 #183 2:42PM
Lol - robmurow  3116.4 #35 4:03PM
Ha hahahaha!  Yeah. I won't be telling my husband about this list. Not that he'd be surprised. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3443.2 #28 6:28PM
Haha, @MeridaFan my husband knows me too well!! - debbiev  873.9 #183 10:06PM
Me too! hahahaha - luxkitty  1922.5 #68 8:34PM
πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ - debbiev  873.9 #183 11:31AM
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  2833.1 #37 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  1305.5 #104 8:57PM
The dolls! πŸ‘€ - missariel33  1622.4 #82 8:01PM
I spend too much $$ on Disney purses. luxkitty can you relate? Lol - apesandmonkeys  7554.5 #5 9:43PM
Yep @apesandmonkeys lol - luxkitty  1922.5 #68 5:01PM
 Spend too much on everything!  πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3443.2 #28 3:06PM
Shhh!😳😳don't tell my husband πŸ˜‚ - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  950.2 #161 10:00PM
Thank you Admin, for the Costco iTunes card tip and for the generous double credits which, if my math is correct, were actually quadrupled somehow! I'm stunned and grateful.  - MelodyMouse  3477.5 #27 8:20AM
@luxkitty bumped you off sorry πŸ˜‚ - draven898  473.0 #392 1:49PM
Awww man! I gotta step my game up now! Lol - luxkitty  1922.5 #68 2:13PM

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