Duchess_SMK    
 6631.6 #23 (DL Qual #9

Jul 17, 2014 12:02 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 7-17-14
Good Morning! This very special day in Disney history July 17th, 1955: Disneyland opens it's gates for the very first time!

At 2:30pm today, 1955, ABC TV crews, and over 28,000 guests witness this historic event. The biggest telecast to date.

To watch the complete ABC broadcast:
http://tinyurl.com/bol2p4g



1955 ariel

The opening of the 17 million dollar 160 acre park,  know as "Black Sunday" was and invitation only event. Guests included: Art Linkletter, Ronald Reagan, Bob Cummings, The Mouseketeer's, Thurl Ravenscroft, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., Danny Thomas, Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, California Governor Goodwin J. Knight, construction workers who worked on the park, studio workers, the press, and officials of company sponsors.

press pass

53 year old Walt Disney is introduced by the then actor, Ronald Reagan-
"And now, Walt Disney will step forward to read the dedication of Disneyland."

walt



"To all who come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past…and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts which have created America…with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to al the world."
Walt Disney


*Attractions, shops and restaurants available for the guests enjoyment:

Town Square: City Hall, Fire Department and Plaza Pavilion Restaurant

Main Street U.S.A.: Bank of America, Camera Center, Carnation Ice Cream Parlor, Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner, Emporium, Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon, Horse-Drawn Street Cars, Horse-Drawn Surreys, Main Street Cinema, Main Street Penny Arcade, Ruggles China and Glass house, Story Book Shop and
Santa Fe/ Disneyland's Railroad (2 engines: number 1- C.K. Holliday and number 2- E.P. Ripley)

Cover your eyes kids, this version of Mickey scared me too!

mickey
 
Adventureland: Jungle Cruise, (2 boats: Ganges Gal and Congo Queen)  and Red Wagon Inn

jungle cruise

Frontierland: Chicken Plantation Restaurant, Davy Crockett Arcade, Frontier Trading Post, Golden Horseshoe Revue (at Slue Foot Sue's Golden Horseshoe Saloon), Mark Twain Steamboat, Mule Pack and the Stage Coaches

golden horseshoe

Fantasyland: Canal Boats of the World, King Arthur Carrousel, Mad Tea Party, Merlin's Magic Shop, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Peter Pans Flight and Snow White's Adventures

fantasyland

Tomorrowland: Autopia, Circarama USA (Showing the film “A Tour of the West”), Monsanto Hall of Chemistry, Space Station X-1

tomorrowland

Is it just me or do those chairs look really comfy?

tables

The photo below shows the Mouseketeers on parade down main street. Would you look at those ponies! LOL

mouseketeers

Even Dumbo made an appearance...

dumbo

Opening day had it's fair share of mishaps. Scalpers printed up thousands of counterfeited tickets, causing the park to be overcrowd which lead to problems including a food shortage and traffic jam! Temperatures reached 101 degrees and women's high heels sank into softened freshly paved asphalt; plumbing was a major issue as drinking fountains were turned off so that the park's toilets could work; and some of the rides malfunctioned. There was a gas leak in Fantasyland which caused the entire area to be closed to the public and even a piece of a window from the Mark Twain fell on the head of a State Senator! YIKES!

Notice the man running after his toddler on the left...been there! LOL

ticket booths

crowds

Disneyland opened to the public the following day, a Monday, July 18th, 1955.
The price of a ticket to enter Disneyland was $1. You could spend from .10 cents to .35 cents for individual rides.
ticket
On October 11, 1955, a new system was implemented with ticket books costing $2.50.

On Sept. 8, 1955, after just seven weeks in operation, Elsa Marquez was Disneyland's one millionth guest!

Clearly, Walt's idea of a park where children and parents could have fun together was, and has been, an astounding success. His simple concept spawned Disney theme parks in Florida, Japan, France and Hong Kong, as well as other successful offshoots like The Disney Channel, the Disney Vacation Club, Disney Stores and the Disney Cruise Line.

Disneyland, like Disney himself, is an original. Close inspection of the elaborate workmanship, architecture and landscaping shows an attention to detail that make the park, when viewed as a whole, a true work of art!

Were YOU or someone you know there on opening day? Any stories you would be willing to share with us?
If you weren't, and could have been, what attraction would you have been most excited to see and why?

Happy 59th birthday Disneyland and thank you Walt Disney for perservering!
WARNING! While watching this video one MAY require tissues!


Thank you all for reading and watching! Hope you enjoy this fabulous day! And for those enjoying the park today, maybe I'll see you there! ;)

Websites Referenced:
thisdayindisneyhistory.com
blog.silive.com
dlrbestandworst.blogspot.com
youtube.com
davelandweb.com
mousewait.com
yesterland.com
designingdisney.com
disneyparks.disney.go.com
lifemagazine.com

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Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland! Great post to remind of how it was. I cannot imagine ONLY 2 boats for the Jungle Cruise- glad they got a few moreπŸ˜‚. That pic of the chairs you mentioned, I liked the shades, above. Though at 101Β°, there does not look like much shade and back then, pretty sure the guests did not bring their CamelBaks. How frightening in Fantasyland😱. That picture of the man trying to get his toddler, I can't place where that is but, goodness, BUSY! Β I think I would have been delighted with walking through the castle and Peter Pan's Flight. Thanks again and have a wonderful day at Disneyland!! πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ“… cool emoji with DLR's birthdate!! - misschurro  9848.2 #12 6:20AM
😍 good morning churro! Oh how I wish you were down here today! Β 2 boats is cray cray! We couldn't even have a respectable meetup! πŸ˜‚ Those shades ARE cool huh? Yes, not many mature trees yet. Could you imagine wearing a πŸ‘—πŸ‘ πŸ‘  in that weather? πŸ˜– I think that pic with the toddler is outside the main gate, to the right where the stroller rental and kennel is today? Those look like ticket booths to me. Good choices for your "most excited" you're the only one who's answered my questions! Aβž• today! That is a cool emoji! Coincidence? I think not! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:55AM
Awesome post as usual SMK! Thanks for taking the time to do this, I never get tired of watching old YouTube videos of Walt and Disneyland! - Admin 10:10AM
Ok this is my favorite post EVER!! I love all if your pictures and video clips you have here, wow what a lot of work you put into these amazing history posts!!! Thank-you so much!!! I think I'm going to watch my DVD's of opening day today!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ - adisneyfamily  1092.7 #208 10:19AM
You always leave the sweetest comments! I wasn't going to respond to anyone else as I hate to annoy others with late bumps but....I couldn't resist saying thank you! This post took me about a week so I really do appreciate you reading and watching all of it! Means a lot to me!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 11:18AM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland!!    Thanks for another spectacular post Duchess :D - RapunzelledColey  147.3 #2930 12:06AM
πŸ‘‹good morning @RepunzelledColey ! Thank you kindly! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:09AM
A day that changed all of our lives for the better!!  Thank you for this awesome post!!  - DisneyDavidEMT  2835.9 #61 12:07AM
@disneydavidemt  and because of walt, i met you - MickeyLumboCM  1367.7 #158 12:12AM
MickeyLumboCM - the pleasure of us meeting was definitely mine and I am so proud to have you as my friend! - DisneyDavidEMT  2835.9 #61 12:15AM
Indeed! Thank you kindly Sir! Glad you liked it! MickeyLumboCM awe! Glad you two found each other! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:11AM
How fun it would have been to be there opening day. Thank you for this wonderful post. I appreciate the time and research you do to bring us such marvelous facts.  - Bassplayerswife  1263.2 #167 12:13AM
What would you have been most excited to see on opening day you think? Thank YOU for letting me know you enjoyed it!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:12AM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland! Hopefully I'll be their later on today!  - Acuna_Matata  1043.2 #223 12:16AM
Oh cool! Hope to see you!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:14AM
Thank you for taking the time to post this!  - WhatTiggersDoBest  692.6 #347 12:38AM
Thanks for taking the time to read it and let me know you enjoyed it! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:15AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR BELOVED DISNEYLAND!!!!HERE'S TO 59 MORE YEARS OF MAGIC!!! - Superspacemountainfan  94.0 #3901 12:38AM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆ yes!! πŸ˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:18AM
Feliz cumpleaΓ±os Disneyland!!!! - irmouse  243.7 #1574 2:03AM
πŸ’—πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:44AM
I raise a mint julep to many more years of Disney magic!  - TheRealWildernessExplorer  77.8 #0 2:07AM
::raises one with you::  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:45AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! I appreciate this post. Thank you - iloveprinceEric  286.4 #1143 2:22AM
I'm so glad to hear that! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:45AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland, I will see you soon! - arianwenmcb  243.3 #1580 5:25AM
Oh fun! Will you be attending today's festivities?  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:46AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! - BelieveInMagic  113.2 #3564 5:26AM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:46AM
Happy birthday disneyland - pikaplaid  8093.6 #16 5:50AM
πŸ’—πŸŽπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 7:47AM
Happy 59th!! What a special day that was, wish I could have lived it but very excited to live the rest of our lives as a Disney family. - DisneyFamJEJN11  116.5 #3486 6:20AM
😊 yes! Me too! If you could have been there on opening day, what do you think you would have been most excited to see?  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 8:03AM
Walt Disney definitely! I would have been so honored to meet him! - DisneyFamJEJN11  116.5 #3486 9:17AM
 Thank you. - WishIWereThere  332.4 #842 6:43AM
Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 8:24AM
Happy birthday Disneyland!  Thank you for all of the wonderful memories! - BombFrogFormerCM  1187.6 #183 7:03AM
πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 12:28PM
Thank you I always enjoy what you put together with his history posts.  - Midasgold  633.3 #376 7:06AM
Thank YOU sir!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 12:29PM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland. My Happy Place. See you later today. - Winnie111286  39919.8 #1 7:08AM
Oh cool! Hope you have a great time today!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 12:30PM
Thanks. Solo and I love it. - Winnie111286  39919.8 #1 5:48PM
Happy Birthday, Disneyland! And thank you for this great post! - Thumper13  543.4 #443 7:56AM
Thank YOU! So happy you liked it!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 12:30PM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! Thank you for the magic Walt! Can't believe I get to be here today. - redrockmickey  148.4 #2915 8:03AM
Woohoo! Hope your day is magical!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 12:31PM
Happy birthday disneyland!! - Equestrian115  212.5 #1994 8:07AM
- Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 12:32PM
Happy birthday to Disneyland  - joyful_belle131  59.4 #4784 8:32AM
Yes! πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 12:32PM
Happy Birthday Disneyland!!  Thank you for the awesome post! - Ldgsg  215.9 #1941 8:56AM
Thank YOU for letting me know you enjoyed it! πŸ‘πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 12:33PM
Your very welcome.  I appreciate every single one of your history posts!!  - Ldgsg  215.9 #1941 1:24PM
Thank you for this lovely post! And, I never realized about this emoji!!! πŸ“… such a cool coincidence!! I think I would have been most excited to see a real, live castle! Although I have to say that I'm jealous of my little girls, getting to grow up at Disneyland with the Princess Fantasy Faire! Anyway πŸ˜‚ I hadn't seen many of these pics before! I love that some things are exactly the same, and some completely different! It's weird to see open grass in some areas, or just a small divider around it. Have a blast there today! - FrozenMommy  58.0 #4824 8:59AM
Thank YOU! Good choice! Yes! Our kiddos these days get to enjoy so much! I think I went to DL all of 5 times when I was a kid! πŸ˜‚so glad you enjoyed the pics! Thanks again!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 5:39PM
I find it fancinating that when the park opened there was so many issues but yet it wasn't the focus. Walt Disney is a great role model because he never gave up. Happy Birthday Disneyland! The place where dreams come true (I got engaged there πŸ˜‰.) ✨✨✨ - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1217.0 #177 9:56AM
I agree! Such a magical place! So many special memories made there! How amazing for you! I actually got to help with a proposal yesterday! It was amazing! πŸ˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 11:19AM
Woohoo! Can't wait to go celebrate! - missariel33  2115.6 #94 9:56AM
Wish I would have seen you yesterday. 😒 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 11:18AM
Thank you! Happy 59th Disneyland!! - CherryTreeLane  460.4 #548 10:26AM
Thank you! 😊🎈🎁 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 11:20AM
Thank you for the wonderful post and pictures from each of the lands. I think if I could go back in time I would want to visit Tomorrowland. I know the heat must have been oppressive. I can't imagine walking around with no water bottles.  - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3623.3 #50 11:53AM
Thank YOU for always letting me know you enjoy hem! Means a lot to me! Cool choice! Right?! Ugh! So hot!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 11:20AM
Wow, what an amazing post!!! As usual. Thank you so much! - 7mouskedoodles  371.6 #710 1:37PM
Thanks so much darlin! Nice seeing you in the lounge! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 11:21AM
Great post!  - jacdanfan  15519.8 #5 2:28PM
::giggles:: thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 11:21AM
Amazing post!!! Thank you.. πŸ˜ƒ - acesdisneygirl  158.1 #2755 2:50PM
Thanks SO much! I worked hard on it! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 11:21AM
❀️❀️This is amazing, one of my fav posts you've done.  So special, thank you!!  And yes...I DID require tissues for the video.   - MinnieMousewife  928.2 #242 5:12PM
😍 so kind! Thank you honey! Ha! Good! I'm not the only one!  - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 11:22AM
Good stuff - Dizkid  506.0 #483 5:12PM
Thanks doll! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 11:22AM
Weeeeeeweehaaaaawww !!!!  - snakeinmyboot40  394.0 #662 5:15PM
You can say that again! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 11:22AM
Yay!!! Happy birthday Disneyland!!!!  - PixiePirateMaid  355.6 #759 10:22PM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸ˜ - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 11:23AM
such an awesome day yesterday! happy birthday disneyland! - OhanaPhoto  7099.8 #21 8:30AM
Agreed!🎁 Still bummed I missed YOU though! 😩 - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 11:23AM
If I could have gone, I would have gone straight to Peter Pan, because all he ever did was be out side, go on adventures and have fun! Plus his hat was my favorite😊Thanks for all the great Disney history lessons😘 @Duchess_SMK - MadameLeota  4742.9 #38 2:52PM

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3. sheridanrabbit
0.47

4. Donald1967
0.36

5. DisneyMom13
0.17

6. DisneyDiane316
0.08

7. Jessica Graham
0.06

8. gfanch
0.06

9. mamabeam
0.04

10. BrerPam
0.03

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  408.8 #634 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  137.9 #3098 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  17297.4 #4 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2864.0 #60 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  137.9 #3098 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2864.0 #60 9:42AM
How do I earn trivia channel points. I have trivilator and obviously mousewait.  - Mouse28  946.2 #239 3:03PM
You play games against people to earn points on this list, and you make points for a monthly total playing individually but those points don't cross over.  - secretagentangel  13580.6 #9 1:05PM
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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. Winnie111286
1419.43

2. Melody_CM
1254.53

3. secretagentangel
415.4

4. redsoxcarlos
332.1

5. dizzneyfan
301.3

6. CT4625
217.17

7. teapotsandteacups
212.97

8. Tom
205.7

9. luvmygreenarmyman
176.9

10. grumpypapa
169.03

 

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  110.7 #3609 7:14AM
I just want to thank all the newbies who are on the list so much lately! This was started as a wait time and more app so by your starting out from the beginning doing wait times is awesome! 2/3of my points are from wait times. I make a game of it and have fun doing them. Hope everyone tries it, it helps others and you earn credits!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - secretagentangel  13580.6 #9 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  5128.7 #33 10:28PM
I figure it is the least my wife and i can do, plus it is great exercise! I keep saying, one of these days we will go to one of the meet-ups. We generally only go on Saturday and sometimes Sunday as well. That darn thing called 'work' just gets in the way!  - oiler2112  1593.5 #136 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  318.8 #923 6:54PM
Next August I will be posting wait times I know it will help pass the time in line but with 15 to 20 of us should go pretty well thanks to you and all the people here on MW - mjpdisney67  106.9 #3680 10:10AM
I only post wait times if I've actually gone on the ride..( with the exception if the line is extra short, or extra long..) I try to give folks a heads up. Most of the time I have trouble posting times in certain areas of the park so I get frustrated... - carminaire  1154.7 #193 1:19PM
You're allowed to do it from the sign in front of each attraction or if you go on it a lot and can see the line is shorter/longer you can post that.  - secretagentangel  13580.6 #9 9:04PM
Wow, I made the list because I can finally contribute using wifi now (coverage in some locations)So far near Cathay, Tomorrowland terrace, and near carnation plaza - E-Ticket  1783.6 #114 10:41PM

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I use this every time I'm at the parks now and llove it!!!!  Thanks Admin - leopardditz2000  1323.9 #160 7:44PM
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DISNEYLAND PARK:

Fantasmic! Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Tom Sawyer Island Jan 10-SUMMER 2017
Matterhorn Bobsleds REOPENS April 29
Indiana Jones closed 5-1 to 5-26

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:
 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #8022 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  367.6 #717 8:33AM
Wow it's been awhile. - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  367.6 #717 8:44PM
I wonder if there will be a reserved viewing area with dining package for Fantasmic?  - stevesdisneyprincess  163.0 #2686 6:14PM
I'm pretty sure they'll do that again stevesdisneyprincess - DisneyDiane316  3417.6 #53 7:40PM
@@@@@@@@@DisneyDiane316 that would be great! Sooooooo here do I book? Lol  - stevesdisneyprincess  163.0 #2686 9:10PM
Id be surprised if there wasn't. We did it last time we were there and loved it! And rumor has it they're going to implement a dessert package. I'm excited for announcements to come! - Poisen_Ivy  441.0 #582 10:40AM
I so hope you are right ! I really hope they do a dessert package similar to the WOC one, minus the alchol of course.  If not that at least bring back the dessert package they used to have with the chairs. - Bibba  617.1 #385 10:49PM
The dessert package never interested me but would definitely do dining - stevesdisneyprincess  163.0 #2686 9:29PM
Please have fantasmic on my birthday June 18th we are coming for my birthday and I might be getting engaged!!! - excmdlgurl  521.9 #465 6:01PM
 may all your dreams come true.  - NotReallyGrumpyBill  1060.4 #214 8:02PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Winnie111286
1627.62

2. Melody_CM
1262.76

3. secretagentangel
563.03

4. redsoxcarlos
402.49

5. dizzneyfan
335.38

6. DisneyDiane316
282.18

7. teapotsandteacups
273.33

8. grumpypapa
238.63

9. CT4625
220.49

10. Tom
219.47



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  39590.2 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  3139.1 #56 1:11PM
Yes, yes. I know you do.  - crazyfriends  93.8 #3905 2:03AM
Who doesn't love Disneyland???  Happiest place on earth.  :) - Disneylanddad702  467.3 #542 2:38PM
- jacdanfan  15519.8 #5 4:45AM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  1585.6 #138 9:59AM
Hard to beat a CM πŸ˜‚ - DarthFairy  1718.2 #122 9:40PM
She has to do that on her off time though😬 CMs can't use their phone onstage😱 - secretagentangel  13580.6 #9 12:46PM
It's borderline ridiculous.  - sawman911  5218.4 #31 8:55PM
Congratulations @Tom - still reppin' after all these years!  - Zooter  1414.4 #152 3:29PM
Thank you for the shoutout Mr Zooter! 😊  - Tom  17297.4 #4 5:22PM
Always happy to see posts from the original Original Gangsters. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ» OGs forever! - Tom  17297.4 #4 5:23PM
Zooter - Tom  17297.4 #4 5:43PM
I try and make my way back here every now and again just to see what's up. Was excited to see that your still hanging out! It's interesting to see how this continues to evolve.  - Zooter  1414.4 #152 10:33PM

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

1. Winnie111286
9726

2. misschurro
8129

3. uscdisneyteacher
7604

4. pikaplaid
7527

5. CobbPR
6914

6. BaseballMickey
6435

7. Dave
6253

8. Plumiegirl
5983

9. Duchess_SMK
5587

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4742.9 #38 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  1718.2 #122 8:06PM
This is so true, it never changes, what's up with that lol - itsmyglassslipper  856.8 #261 12:28PM
I know and I'm still on itπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Plumiegirl  10907.2 #11 5:56PM
I thought it was just me. Lol. Someone needs to hit the refresh button. :) - DeadliestPassholder  525.6 #462 2:10PM
It will stay the same until someone else gets enough points and quality to pass a couple more people. Even though two people on the list don't post much they still are ahead of the rest of us in quality points so they earned their spot. And Plumiegirl you post QC so you're qc score is high! πŸ˜„ - secretagentangel  13580.6 #9 8:33PM
when you are at the top you tend to move slower because its the same folks that frequent the parks most. So hence the top ten.. trolls ;) - Plumiegirl  10907.2 #11 9:55PM
Good job everyone! Congrats on the quality content, Dave!  - PrincessCarmen  2599.3 #68 9:12PM

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Just installed the MW app on my new phone yesterday. This will be very helpful for me since I am used to the android version. Thank you. - teapotsandteacups  5445.6 #28 11:41PM
I've had a lot of trouble with platinum version. It seems to "magically" close itself at random times. The most common random closes are: after updating ride or food times, after clicking on a different feature in the app, or immediately after opening. I generally have to re-open it 2-3 times, at which point it stays open until I've made my update, but if I stop using it for more than 5 minutes and go back to it I have to go through the magical closings again. πŸ˜“ - Mouse28  946.2 #239 9:06AM
I never had that issue with the free version.  - Mouse28  946.2 #239 9:06AM
I had the same issues more so in the park  - Plumiegirl  10907.2 #11 5:42PM
Same here  - Melody_CM  39590.2 #2 7:57AM
And I can only load videos from the non platinum MW  - Plumiegirl  10907.2 #11 9:02PM
This was helpful.. But I'm still having an issue posting to pics to the loungeπŸ˜‘ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #14579 10:12AM
I have even worse issues when I load it on my Galaxy S3 !!!LOL - TheHubs  227.9 #1783 8:58PM

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Love this tool - Chumash28  2143.4 #90 5:02PM
I use the search bar all the time! It's ! - DisneyDiane316  3417.6 #53 9:01AM
That search bar is so useful and I go to it often!  - grumpypapa  12230.8 #10 7:48PM


 
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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  12230.8 #10 8:38PM
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Thank you! Can't wait to read itπŸ€“ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #14579 10:22PM
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I have the countdown and I love it! - tree320  0.6 #0 9:26AM
Just got it! - Dizkid  506.0 #483 12:29PM
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Ok I purchased this and love it. Is there anyway to download it to my mousewait? - oreolovebug  274.3 #1268 12:03PM
Does anyone have a answer for me?  - oreolovebug  274.3 #1268 7:08PM
Countdown is a separate app. It's developed by the Mw app team, app316, but it is technically separate.  - secretagentangel  13580.6 #9 1:16AM
- oreolovebug  274.3 #1268 8:58AM

Check our real-time Disneyland Food Blog when you're looking for something good to eat at the Parks--there's nothing else like it! Thanks to MeridaFan for the Jolly Holiday Macaron pic!

  - teapotsandteacups  5445.6 #28 5:50PM
Hey! Congrats MeridaFan - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3623.3 #50 1:15PM
How fun! Congrats MeridaFan!!  - misschurro  9848.2 #12 5:05PM
Ohhh this is exciting!!! 😍 - CourtyAstroBlisters  848.2 #265 9:30PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey
9117.34

2. Stitch_Legacy
5143.82

3. RickChavez
3685.57

4. secretagentangel
13580.6

5. ScooterMike
1962.99

6. DLKenCA
3609.92

7. SPandEvLover
4843.72

8. caramiapooh
4488.7

9. pikaplaid
8093.61

10. IDVandalSkipperCM
2753.18



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4742.9 #38 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  14735.0 #6 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4742.9 #38 10:56PM
Not sure I understand the ranking here. Is this based on new math? Shouldn't the person with the most points be first? πŸ€” - redsoxcarlos  6334.4 #25 9:36PM
Based on new math! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ New math is #yuckporridge.  - SassafrasDavis  990.2 #231 11:29AM
It's based on News, not quality or points. Just posts that are labeled as news.  - phillip.rocks  1659.1 #125 8:15AM
Thanks phillip...rocks! Mystery solved! - redsoxcarlos  6334.4 #25 11:46AM
SassafrasDavis ' #yuckporridge' BAHAHAHA πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - misschurro  9848.2 #12 9:32PM
Welcome to Common Core math! - DLKenCA  3609.9 #51 10:16PM
There are several people on here I have never even seen a post from.. is that normal?  - DarthFairy  1718.2 #122 6:11PM
They come in rarely (once last year for one, a couple on the others, one it's been awhile,  to be exact) but they still had the most news points so they're there till others add to their totals.  - secretagentangel  13580.6 #9 1:39PM
Yeah most of them are ex-mwrs - pikaplaid  8093.6 #16 8:10AM
I'm gonna go ahead and tag RickChavez! Because I like saying RickChavez! With an exclamation mark.  - phillip.rocks  1659.1 #125 9:41AM

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The cupcake looks super yummy! - miadawn128  452.1 #564 6:57AM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Winnie111286
39919.8

2. Melody_CM
39590.2

3. Coaster
24659.6

4. Tom
17297.4

5. jacdanfan
15519.8

6. ShariRenee
14735

7. goofygal
14190.9

8. Dave
13913.3

9. secretagentangel
13580.6

10. grumpypapa
12230.8


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  13580.6 #9 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.7 #88 8:50AM
Winnie for the lead! - DarthFairy  1718.2 #122 7:28PM
@@Winnie111286 You're almost there! - clawton  509.9 #480 9:59AM

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
152300

2. teapotsandteacups
135000

3. leopardditz2000
128000

4. jacdanfan
115000

5. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
98500

6. DarthFairy
78950

7. disneygrandma1
78000

8. debbiev
67750

9. DisneyGrandma
65500

10. Melody_CM
65000

 

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  1718.2 #122 7:43PM
!! CongratsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - SnowKitty  246.6 #1535 5:06PM
- BadVibeGirl  19.6 #8189 9:35PM
  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  1589.7 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  191.8 #2262 9:06PM
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nice - Hecky  130.4 #3224 9:13AM

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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  70.8 #4418 1:35PM
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That's Barry and Jeb  - SportsMickey  1.8 #0 7:27PM
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