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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!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4478.5 #20 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  5778.4 #14 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  722.3 #224 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  5778.4 #14 11:18AM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland!!    Thanks for another spectacular post Duchess :D - RapunzelledColey  107.1 #3305 12:06AM
πŸ‘‹good morning @RepunzelledColey ! Thank you kindly! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:09AM
A day that changed all of our lives for the better!!  Thank you for this awesome post!!  - DisneyDavidEMT  1608.0 #83 12:07AM
@disneydavidemt  and because of walt, i met you - MickeyLumboCM  762.0 #210 12:12AM
MickeyLumboCM - the pleasure of us meeting was definitely mine and I am so proud to have you as my friend! - DisneyDavidEMT  1608.0 #83 12:15AM
Indeed! Thank you kindly Sir! Glad you liked it! MickeyLumboCM awe! Glad you two found each other! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 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  183.9 #2079 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  5778.4 #14 7:12AM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland! Hopefully I'll be their later on today!  - Acuna_Matata  610.2 #285 12:16AM
Oh cool! Hope to see you!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:14AM
Thank you for taking the time to post this!  - WhatTiggersDoBest  328.2 #672 12:38AM
Thanks for taking the time to read it and let me know you enjoyed it! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:15AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR BELOVED DISNEYLAND!!!!HERE'S TO 59 MORE YEARS OF MAGIC!!! - Superspacemountainfan  82.8 #3667 12:38AM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆ yes!! πŸ˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:18AM
Feliz cumpleaΓ±os Disneyland!!!! - irmouse  242.5 #1340 2:03AM
πŸ’—πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:44AM
I raise a mint julep to many more years of Disney magic!  - TheRealWildernessExplorer  71.1 #0 2:07AM
::raises one with you::  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:45AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! I appreciate this post. Thank you - iloveprinceEric  254.3 #1202 2:22AM
I'm so glad to hear that! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:45AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland, I will see you soon! - arianwenmcb  212.8 #1719 5:25AM
Oh fun! Will you be attending today's festivities?  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:46AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! - BelieveInMagic  99.0 #3423 5:26AM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽ - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:46AM
Happy birthday disneyland - pikarich  3185.8 #33 5:50AM
πŸ’—πŸŽπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 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  75.2 #3791 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  5778.4 #14 8:03AM
Walt Disney definitely! I would have been so honored to meet him! - DisneyFamJEJN11  75.2 #3791 9:17AM
 Thank you. - WishIWereThere  259.1 #1151 6:43AM
Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 8:24AM
Happy birthday Disneyland!  Thank you for all of the wonderful memories! - BombFrogFormerCM  789.4 #199 7:03AM
πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 12:28PM
Thank you I always enjoy what you put together with his history posts.  - Midasgold  578.2 #307 7:06AM
Thank YOU sir!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 12:29PM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland. My Happy Place. See you later today. - Winnie111286  2032.1 #59 7:08AM
Oh cool! Hope you have a great time today!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 12:30PM
Thanks. Solo and I love it. - Winnie111286  2032.1 #59 5:48PM
Happy Birthday, Disneyland! And thank you for this great post! - Thumper13  426.9 #448 7:56AM
Thank YOU! So happy you liked it!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 12:30PM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! Thank you for the magic Walt! Can't believe I get to be here today. - redrockmickey  99.5 #3417 8:03AM
Woohoo! Hope your day is magical!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 12:31PM
Happy birthday disneyland!! - Equestrian115  212.5 #1726 8:07AM
- Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 12:32PM
Happy birthday to Disneyland  - joyful_belle131  54.0 #4271 8:32AM
Yes! πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 12:32PM
Happy Birthday Disneyland!!  Thank you for the awesome post! - Ldgsg  208.4 #1777 8:56AM
Thank YOU for letting me know you enjoyed it! πŸ‘πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 12:33PM
Your very welcome.  I appreciate every single one of your history posts!!  - Ldgsg  208.4 #1777 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! - DsnyPrincessMommy  53.2 #4298 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  5778.4 #14 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}  701.6 #232 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  5778.4 #14 11:19AM
Woohoo! Can't wait to go celebrate! - missariel33  1615.6 #82 9:56AM
Wish I would have seen you yesterday. 😒 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 11:18AM
Thank you! Happy 59th Disneyland!! - CherryTreeLane  460.0 #409 10:26AM
Thank you! 😊🎈🎁 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 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  913.6 #170 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  5778.4 #14 11:20AM
Wow, what an amazing post!!! As usual. Thank you so much! - 7mouskedoodles  355.0 #587 1:37PM
Thanks so much darlin! Nice seeing you in the lounge! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 11:21AM
Great post!  - jacdanfan  7560.6 #4 2:28PM
::giggles:: thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 11:21AM
Amazing post!!! Thank you.. πŸ˜ƒ - acesdisneygirl  142.5 #2694 2:50PM
Thanks SO much! I worked hard on it! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 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  772.1 #206 5:12PM
😍 so kind! Thank you honey! Ha! Good! I'm not the only one!  - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 11:22AM
Good stuff - Dizkid  353.9 #588 5:12PM
Thanks doll! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 11:22AM
Weeeeeeweehaaaaawww !!!!  - snakeinmyboot40  394.0 #507 5:15PM
You can say that again! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 11:22AM
Yay!!! Happy birthday Disneyland!!!!  - PixiePirateMaid  300.5 #816 10:22PM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸ˜ - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 11:23AM
such an awesome day yesterday! happy birthday disneyland! - OhanaPhoto  3277.5 #30 8:30AM
Agreed!🎁 Still bummed I missed YOU though! 😩 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 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  1840.1 #72 2:52PM

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9. chads018
91

10. Plumiegirl
68

 

SEE THE TOP 100

Entering accurate wait times is hard work but a lot of fun and adds value to this app for the hundreds of people who have the app and only use it to see wait times, like I did when I first got the appΒ  - MelodyMouse  3477.3 #27 2:44PM
Thanks everyone! Β I always do wait times when I'm there but you guys are awesome to do this so consistently and every visit, it shows how much you care to help the rest of us!!😘😘:):D - secretagentangel  1304.8 #103 12:26PM

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  1402.0 #96 4:48PM
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I purchase a lot on amazon, I always use this bookmark, but I always wonder if mousewait gets the credits. - snowgrey  5.5 #14959 3:56PM
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Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends with our new WEB VERSION of the TRIVILATOR! Play single or multi-player games real-time with people from all over the world. You can also play on your iOS device with our app.

I've only been playing random players and that is definitely hit or miss. Anyone who wants to start a game with me is more than welcome!! Plus - you'll probably win! Lol - MissAcroBRAT  244.5 #1305 8:13AM
Just sent you a couple of invites. Let's play - Goofytom  1023.8 #152 4:06PM
I love this game! If anyone wants to play, I'm willing! - DisneylandOrBust  332.7 #0 10:02AM
I sent some invites too!!!! - DisneyPrincessT  65.3 #3994 10:40AM
I haven't played in a while so if anyone wants a game start one and you might get some easier points ;) - chrismis21  469.5 #398 3:19PM

The Season Two cover is revealed through an epic trailer--a tribute to Walt Disney. Check it out below and go here to get more info on MouseWait's hit series Deadliest Cast Member. Follow us on Facebook here

Looks good - Chumash28  1069.6 #142 4:48PM
How exciting! Always love your trailers! - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 7:42AM
I can't wait to start reading this.  - grumpypapa  2612.4 #39 7:23PM
When oh when will this be available on iTunes?!?! I have never finished a book so quickly. I am rereading it with my son while anxiously waiting for season 2 to be iTunes ready. Please hurry! - snitsos  26.7 #5612 9:54PM

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
49

2. DisneylandOrBust
22

3. richiii3
18

4. Goofytom
17

5. SplashLover24
11

6. emily.northcutt.94
8

7. Boundin
4

8. DonaldRox
3

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  905.4 #172 6:51PM
Ouch! She's pretty tough to beat. - sawman911  665.2 #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  905.4 #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  762.0 #210 7:06PM
Wow congrats Phillip! You're moving on up!  - BellesLibrary  402.2 #492 5:41PM
Annnnnnnnnd.... ur gone - SpiritOfAdventure  1029.3 #149 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  33.4 #5118 11:29AM
DisneylandOrBust, DonaldRox and MadLeota are fun players!!! I am learning a lot!!!!! - Boundin  536.5 #333 6:20PM

Thanked by:   Ray1man   Shameekz   Tom   20 More Thanks DarthTinkerbell   Boundin   richiii3  
unFORECAST (BETA) is here! Top MouseWaiters giving you the rundown of what's happening at the Disneyland Resort. Automated crowd prediction calendars are worthless--the UNFORECAST is where it's at!

unForecast for week of December 22, 2014:

Park Hours: DL: 8am-12am (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday) 8am-11pm (Wednesday); DCA: 8am-11pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday), 8am-10pm (Wednesday).

Reminder to check out the new "Freeze the Night", apart of Frozen Fun in Hollywood Land every night. 

unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be busy this week, Monday and Tuesday, with CIs in the 80s in Disneyland Park and in the 70s in DCA. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are hard to predict, crowd wise, as it is sometimes busy and sometimes crowded. Then expect it to be busy the rest of the weekend. 

Merry Christmas!  - BaseballMickey_CM Dec 22, 2014 12:07PM



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 #595 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6734 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 #3182 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  353.9 #588 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1200.6 #119 8:23PM

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  3439.8 #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 #3168 3:08PM

Here are the upcoming MouseWait Events. You can post your event on mobile here, and on the web here. Thanks!


If I get my health back on track with my new insurance and we somehow get my brother helped, I will post a join me for my first ride on RSR party, my brother can't go on, and I have been so sick and felt bad about going in front with the old pass.  I will post one in june. maybe it can be the lets all go on the attractions we have never been on before event. - secretagentangel  1304.8 #103 4:31PM
Thank you!! My birthday is April 29th & I just realized that we will have been moved down by then. Time to plan a birthday bash! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ - apesandmonkeys  7554.5 #5 9:08PM
We need to celebrate!! - Superspacemountainfan  82.8 #3667 2:03PM
We share the same birthday! Happy a early Birthday!! - BriarRose110511  230.9 #1480 9:03PM
That's so cool!!! Same to you πŸŒΊπŸ’œπŸŒΊπŸ’œ - apesandmonkeys  7554.5 #5 12:36AM
If I knew about this, I'd have stayed an extra day w @amyb1076 - luvdatturkeyleg  39.4 #4788 3:00PM
I've never done a mousewait meet up... Where do I go... - Disneygrl35  2.1 #55993 12:50PM
If you're there today, you can make HandMeAChurroImmaFaint 'S POTC meetup at 6 pm. Usually they will gather across from the ride entrance. Perhaps along the fence area of the Riverbelle Terrace. Look for a fairly large group of fun-loving people. Many will have their mouse ears on. Your hostess, Ms Churro, will be leading the way. Just dive right in and ask, 'excuse me. Is this the Mousewait meetup?'  You won't be sorry!  Disneygrl35 - MeridaFan  3439.8 #28 2:09PM
Thanks so much for the info MeridaFan!!!😊😊 - Disneygrl35  2.1 #55993 2:19PM
We are meeting at the Petrified tree in Frontierland- to the left of the Mark Twain Riverboat entrance. Thanks MeridaFan😘😘 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4478.5 #20 4:45PM

Get 100 Credits for staying at the Hojo Anaheim! Just fill out this form and we'll get the Credits added to your account. When you stay at the Hojo, you help us continue to improve MouseWait. Call their in house reservation number and remember to mention MouseWait--you will love everything about the Hojo!

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 #3437 6:01PM
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  205.4 #1819 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  13.3 #8019 3:57PM
- Yen-Sidious  37.3 #4889 8:46PM
I have done this form multiple times and I never get the points :( - Disney4life  57.6 #4169 10:43PM
Please send a ticket into support and let them know. - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4478.5 #20 8:45AM
They helped me get the points. - Winnie111286  2032.1 #59 10:21AM

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 #4703 3:14PM
Does it include purchasing so cal resident discunted tickets? - HappyPrincess  25.0 #5804 11:49PM
Umm... Excellent question - BeatleMike  564.7 #313 11:23PM
Awesome - pamntink  36.0 #4960 10:54AM
Also doesn't include D23 memberships. ugh. - DLKenCA  1761.2 #75 8:57AM

La Brea Bakery is the Official Restaurant of MouseWait! Thank you for supporting our partners. Join us Tuesdays 8pm at La Brea for Sticker Night. La Brea offers MouseWaiters a 15% discount during official MouseWait Meetups (Sticker Nights every Tuesday night, and other meetups that we announce in the Lounge).

Yay! Thanks for joining this awesome community! - simba77  311.6 #745 10:04PM
- luxkitty  1922.0 #68 3:11PM
  - MissSeaMonkey  160.5 #2427 11:59AM
Very cool! I can't wait to move back to CA so I can finally join the meet ups! - NeverlandTink  423.1 #452 4:45PM
πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘where are you guys living now? - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4478.5 #20 1:37PM
Galveston TX right now.  Hopefully gonna me moving to the Corona or Riverside area in CA. How have you been HandMeAChurroImmaFaint - NeverlandTink  423.1 #452 1:38PM
Oh that will be a long drive but it will be worth it - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4478.5 #20 5:54PM


 
Deadliest Cast Member SEASON TWO is here! Find out what really happened on Disneyland's 50th Anniversary. Twenty-four hours or real-time action, authentic Disneyland history, and a finale that you'll never forget. EVENTS OCCUR IN REAL TIME. Download it to any device from Amazon here.

I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  26.7 #5612 5:28PM
- luxkitty  1922.0 #68 12:00AM
Thanks for the sticker!!!luxkitty - GoofyMom77  639.8 #265 12:19PM
- NascarDave  295.0 #845 6:30PM
- richiii3  303.7 #795 9:08AM

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  1023.8 #152 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  665.2 #251 6:30PM
Sounds fun!! - HappyPrincess  25.0 #5804 10:48AM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  29.5 #5378 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1023.8 #152 1:21PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
14839.9

2. Dave
11843

3. Plumiegirl
8312.59

4. jacdanfan
7560.58

5. apesandmonkeys
7554.48

6. Tom
7477.19

7. goofygal
7378.79

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  905.4 #172 6:08PM
Haha - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 12:33PM
Number 6 now - philliprocks  905.4 #172 2:09PM
5* - AshleyRae-  121.5 #3038 3:25PM
Thank you for your contributions! - Song  1548.0 #86 11:18AM
What about me??? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜‹ - Kayoss  82.7 #3668 6:02AM
Kayoss you aren't easily forgotten. Just mention the words bus ride. - Dizkid  353.9 #588 8:15PM

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 #12426 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 #641 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

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  873.8 #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  3439.8 #28 6:28PM
Haha, @MeridaFan my husband knows me too well!! - debbiev  873.8 #183 10:06PM
Me too! hahahaha - luxkitty  1922.0 #68 8:34PM
πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ - debbiev  873.8 #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  1304.8 #103 8:57PM
The dolls! πŸ‘€ - missariel33  1615.6 #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  1922.0 #68 5:01PM
 Spend too much on everything!  πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3439.8 #28 3:06PM
Shhh!😳😳don't tell my husband πŸ˜‚ - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  950.0 #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  3477.3 #27 8:20AM
@luxkitty bumped you off sorry πŸ˜‚ - draven898  470.2 #397 1:49PM
Awww man! I gotta step my game up now! Lol - luxkitty  1922.0 #68 2:13PM

Our Favorite Things: This is a list of the top things added to our popular ToDo List feature inside the app (based on the number of times added to a ToDo List):

Popular Restaurants : 1. Big Thunder Ranch BBQ
2. Blue Bayou 31 rue royal
3. Cafe Orleans

Popular Attractions :1. Pirates of the Caribbean
2. Indiana Jones Adventure 46"
3. Haunted Mansion Holiday


New Orleans Square attractions are best.  - CM_Shadowgamer  2375.0 #49 7:23PM
 I agree,for life - bonedaddy909  1173.0 #125 6:56AM
Completely agree!!!       - adisneyfamily  722.3 #224 10:23AM
Gotta love NOS!    - grumpypapa  2612.4 #39 4:12AM
Nooooo captain EO needs to go! - hairdog67  258.6 #1158 4:17PM
Agreed! - KingdomKeeper1210  29.0 #0 3:17PM
What!!?? Nooooo!!!! - CaptainEOlove  4.6 #17967 12:40PM
I still have yet to eat at big thunder! What's your favorite thing to eat there??  - littleone  244.3 #1309 4:19PM
Make reservations!  They were full when we went. So bummed I missed it.  - TinyDancerTay  25.2 #5780 4:56PM
Everything is delicious in the all-you-can-eat barbecue meal there,  but last time, we just went to share the huge cookie/ice cream dessert. Worth it! - YoPirate  27.5 #5552 5:11PM
Agree!!! - bondfamluvsdisney  2.0 #56338 9:54PM

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