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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  4703.8 #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  5819.1 #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  832.2 #191 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  5819.1 #14 11:18AM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland!!    Thanks for another spectacular post Duchess :D - RapunzelledColey  111.6 #3240 12:06AM
πŸ‘‹good morning @RepunzelledColey ! Thank you kindly! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 7:09AM
A day that changed all of our lives for the better!!  Thank you for this awesome post!!  - DisneyDavidEMT  1626.3 #86 12:07AM
@disneydavidemt  and because of walt, i met you - MickeyLumboCM  778.0 #207 12:12AM
MickeyLumboCM - the pleasure of us meeting was definitely mine and I am so proud to have you as my friend! - DisneyDavidEMT  1626.3 #86 12:15AM
Indeed! Thank you kindly Sir! Glad you liked it! MickeyLumboCM awe! Glad you two found each other! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #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  205.2 #1828 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  5819.1 #14 7:12AM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland! Hopefully I'll be their later on today!  - Acuna_Matata  631.2 #275 12:16AM
Oh cool! Hope to see you!  - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 7:14AM
Thank you for taking the time to post this!  - WhatTiggersDoBest  349.4 #608 12:38AM
Thanks for taking the time to read it and let me know you enjoyed it! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 7:15AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR BELOVED DISNEYLAND!!!!HERE'S TO 59 MORE YEARS OF MAGIC!!! - Superspacemountainfan  82.8 #3684 12:38AM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆ yes!! πŸ˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 7:18AM
Feliz cumpleaΓ±os Disneyland!!!! - irmouse  242.6 #1346 2:03AM
πŸ’—πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #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  5819.1 #14 7:45AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! I appreciate this post. Thank you - iloveprinceEric  254.5 #1206 2:22AM
I'm so glad to hear that! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 7:45AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland, I will see you soon! - arianwenmcb  212.8 #1728 5:25AM
Oh fun! Will you be attending today's festivities?  - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 7:46AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! - BelieveInMagic  99.0 #3438 5:26AM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽ - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 7:46AM
Happy birthday disneyland - pikarich  3337.3 #31 5:50AM
πŸ’—πŸŽπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #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  91.1 #3538 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  5819.1 #14 8:03AM
Walt Disney definitely! I would have been so honored to meet him! - DisneyFamJEJN11  91.1 #3538 9:17AM
 Thank you. - WishIWereThere  262.6 #1129 6:43AM
Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 8:24AM
Happy birthday Disneyland!  Thank you for all of the wonderful memories! - BombFrogFormerCM  809.0 #196 7:03AM
πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 12:28PM
Thank you I always enjoy what you put together with his history posts.  - Midasgold  584.2 #304 7:06AM
Thank YOU sir!  - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 12:29PM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland. My Happy Place. See you later today. - Winnie111286  2333.8 #50 7:08AM
Oh cool! Hope you have a great time today!  - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 12:30PM
Thanks. Solo and I love it. - Winnie111286  2333.8 #50 5:48PM
Happy Birthday, Disneyland! And thank you for this great post! - Thumper13  427.1 #449 7:56AM
Thank YOU! So happy you liked it!  - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 12:30PM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! Thank you for the magic Walt! Can't believe I get to be here today. - redrockmickey  99.5 #3431 8:03AM
Woohoo! Hope your day is magical!  - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 12:31PM
Happy birthday disneyland!! - Equestrian115  212.5 #1736 8:07AM
- Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 12:32PM
Happy birthday to Disneyland  - joyful_belle131  54.0 #4292 8:32AM
Yes! πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 12:32PM
Happy Birthday Disneyland!!  Thank you for the awesome post! - Ldgsg  208.8 #1782 8:56AM
Thank YOU for letting me know you enjoyed it! πŸ‘πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 12:33PM
Your very welcome.  I appreciate every single one of your history posts!!  - Ldgsg  208.8 #1782 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  53.3 #4317 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  5819.1 #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}  734.9 #222 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  5819.1 #14 11:19AM
Woohoo! Can't wait to go celebrate! - missariel33  1742.9 #77 9:56AM
Wish I would have seen you yesterday. 😒 - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 11:18AM
Thank you! Happy 59th Disneyland!! - CherryTreeLane  460.0 #415 10:26AM
Thank you! 😊🎈🎁 - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #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  944.0 #167 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  5819.1 #14 11:20AM
Wow, what an amazing post!!! As usual. Thank you so much! - 7mouskedoodles  355.9 #591 1:37PM
Thanks so much darlin! Nice seeing you in the lounge! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 11:21AM
Great post!  - jacdanfan  7804.4 #4 2:28PM
::giggles:: thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 11:21AM
Amazing post!!! Thank you.. πŸ˜ƒ - acesdisneygirl  143.3 #2695 2:50PM
Thanks SO much! I worked hard on it! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #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  805.4 #197 5:12PM
😍 so kind! Thank you honey! Ha! Good! I'm not the only one!  - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 11:22AM
Good stuff - Dizkid  356.8 #586 5:12PM
Thanks doll! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 11:22AM
Weeeeeeweehaaaaawww !!!!  - snakeinmyboot40  394.0 #512 5:15PM
You can say that again! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 11:22AM
Yay!!! Happy birthday Disneyland!!!!  - PixiePirateMaid  310.9 #758 10:22PM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸ˜ - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 11:23AM
such an awesome day yesterday! happy birthday disneyland! - OhanaPhoto  3357.1 #30 8:30AM
Agreed!🎁 Still bummed I missed YOU though! 😩 - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #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  1934.6 #69 2:52PM

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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  778.0 #207 7:06PM
Wow congrats Phillip! You're moving on up!  - BellesLibrary  402.6 #497 5:41PM
Annnnnnnnnd.... ur gone - SpiritOfAdventure  1029.4 #152 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  402.6 #497 11:34PM
It's inconceivable!  - DonaldRox  37.1 #4929 11:29AM
DisneylandOrBust, DonaldRox and MadLeota are fun players!!! I am learning a lot!!!!! - Boundin  545.7 #329 6:20PM

Thanked by:   Ray1man   Shameekz   Tom   21 More Thanks Boundin   richiii3   MsTikiMermadam  
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  311.7 #751 10:04PM
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Delicious food and wonderful tea! Better  than anything inside the park - JediJT  0.4 #77097 5:24PM
I like to bring home a box of baked goods and a sandwich.  The next day i can eat and unpack and extend the dl experience. - MsTikiMermadam  53.2 #4318 6:49PM

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  401.6 #498 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #12594 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  337.1 #645 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
Loved them all! - MinnieCarman  251.1 #1233 8:26PM
Thank you MinnieCarman! - Admin  2:40PM
thanks! I just got the first one for my kindle!  - LuvMySmallWorld  29.0 #5467 9:09AM

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 week of Monday, January 26, 2015:

Park Hours: DL: 10am-8pm (Monday/Tuesday), 9am-6pm (Wednesday), 10am-8pm (Thursday), 9am-12am (Friday), 8am-12am (Saturday/Sunday). 

DCA: 10am-8pm (Monday/Tuesday), 9am-10pm (Wednesday), 10am-8pm (Thursday), 9am-10pm (Friday), 8am-10pm (Saturday/Sunday). 

*Disneyland Park will close early on Wednesday for a media event regarding the 60th Anniversary announcement. In spite of short park hours, DCA will remain open until 10pm that evening. 

Attraction Closures: Critter Country (closed until April), Disneyland Railroad (closed until Feb. 13), "its a small world" (closed until Feb. 6), Matterhorn Bobsleds (closed until May), Sleeping Beauty Castle (closed until March 3), Snow White Grotto (closed until May), Grizzly River Run (closed until March 20), Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (closed until March 13), Soarin' over California (closed until May). 

"Cinderella" Special Sneak Peak in the "Tough to be a Bug" Theater starting Friday, January 30th. Check the MW News section for details. 

This week's Wednesdays with Walt AP Event will feature "Man into Space". Event will take place at various times in the Main Street Opera House. With a valid AP, present it to a CM at the entrance of the Opera House for an event wristband. 

unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be quiet this week with CIs in the 50s-high 60s. Expect it to be busy in the park late Wednesday afternoon as the media and others will be coming in for the 60th Anniversary announcement and media event. For the weekend, expect it to be moderately quiet with CIs in the 60s to high 70s. 

Have a great week! 


- BaseballMickey_CM Jan 27, 2015 4:07PM



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  352.8 #599 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6798 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  114.3 #3188 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  216.9 #1669 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  356.8 #586 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1258.6 #110 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  167.7 #2321 4:40PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. ShariRenee
327.04

2. jacdanfan
241.82

3. Winnie111286
238.27

4. goofygal
234.65

5. KennyV
217.85

6. Tom
200.83

7. Dave
197.17

8. LaBelleParis
195.98

9. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
160.92

10. HARR_E
156.51



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS


Thanked by:   ShariRenee   TinkerSchelle   LaPearleNoir  
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 Events :1. Mickey's Soundsational Parade Jan 29, 2015 show time :

2. Fantasmic! Jan 29, 2015 show time : Frontierland

3. Pixar Play Parade Jan 29, 2015 show time :


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


New Orleans Square attractions are best.  - CM_Shadowgamer  2380.1 #48 7:23PM
 I agree,for life - bonedaddy909  1202.3 #121 6:56AM
Completely agree!!!       - adisneyfamily  832.2 #191 10:23AM
Gotta love NOS!    - grumpypapa  2765.1 #39 4:12AM
Don't forget the food too! - quote  22.6 #0 11:53AM
It's such a beautiful area. - LaPearleNoir  1303.1 #106 6:32AM
Nooooo captain EO needs to go! - hairdog67  258.6 #1162 4:17PM
Agreed! - KingdomKeeper1210  29.1 #0 3:17PM
What!!?? Nooooo!!!! - CaptainEOlove  4.6 #18218 12:40PM
Agree!!! - bondfamluvsdisney  2.1 #56606 9:54PM
They returned @grumpyinphx 's glass slipper. Oh wait, I'm not sure he wanted me to tell that story. Ooops.  - Maddernhorn  199.1 #1899 10:58AM
See can't tell you anything. ..lol - grumpyinphx  230.7 #1495 12:09PM


Great job everyone!!!  - Boundin  545.7 #329 9:24PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.0 #1943 11:22PM
Gotta love the matterhorn :-) - foundpluto1  1445.2 #93 5:28PM
Whoo hoooo Made the list - Fantasmicfan1  509.5 #366 11:30AM

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

1. CobbPR
6536

2. uscdisneyteacher
5585

3. Dave
4917

4. BaseballMickey_CM
4734

5. Stitch_Legacy
4485

6. Duchess_SMK
4413

7. ElSuperRaton
4197

8. Plumiegirl
4016

9. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
3650

10. LoneRAYnger
3616



SEE THE TOP 100

Take me to your Quality Leaders - MelodyMouse  3494.4 #27 1:04PM
Phillip is on another list! My hit list! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:41PM
Them is fighting words - philliprocks  928.7 #169 1:57PM
It's not nice to hit  - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3929.2 #25 6:41PM
But sometimes he deserves it! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 10:00AM
He throws Rocks doe - RickChavez  3276.2 #33 3:07PM
I was excited for this until reading a little more and for the dinning packages I think they aren't making this affordable for the average person. Also, I hate world of color cause you have to stand so if you get a fast pass through the machines I hope you don't have to stand - Disneyprincessvmk  46.9 #4530 11:36PM
Anyone here in DL today would like some company for a few hours? - jamesmuller8  0.0 #64324 1:07PM
Soo nice you asked, I wish I were there now, will be later though - TinkerbellRings  1.5 #59279 9:29AM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
6517.25

2. Stitch_Legacy
5073.82

3. RickChavez
3276.17

4. ScooterMike
1962.16

5. SPandEvLover
3219.37

6. IDVandalSkipperCM
2278.29

7. caramiapoohAKAface
3319.91

8. Dave
12057.8

9. Duchess_SMK
5819.12

10. JustCantWait
1115



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

Thank you everyone! You do a great job keeping us in the know and making MW a must have for Disney info!!! - Boundin  545.7 #329 10:33PM
Seriously, thank you so much! Being that we can only afford to go a couple times a year, this helps keep my Disneyland "craving" in balance  - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 3:47PM
Yes!  Same here.   - DisLUVney  559.6 #318 2:36PM
Some of my faves!!! - TinkerSchelle  1258.6 #110 11:09PM
Truly...thank you! Between the CMs and our friends that share their experiences, Β stickers, raks and more... the Disney experience can live each day in all our hearts..in or outside of the parks - azcoolmom  210.0 #1771 8:38PM


 
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 #5657 5:28PM
Thank you snitsos for your support, glad you liked Season Two! - Admin  12:13AM
Thank you for your support glad you liked Season Two! snitsos - Admin  12:15AM
Test - Admin  12:16AM
- luxkitty  2062.0 #59 12:00AM
Thanks for the sticker!!!luxkitty - GoofyMom77  642.3 #264 12:19PM
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- richiii3  351.3 #601 9:08AM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
14985.2

2. Dave
12057.8

3. Plumiegirl
8344.42

4. jacdanfan
7804.42

5. Tom
7684.51

6. goofygal
7622.73

7. apesandmonkeys
7554.87

8. uscdisneyteacher
7223.19

9. CobbPR
6918.13

10. Bullseye
6688.75


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  928.7 #169 6:08PM
Haha - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 12:33PM
Number 6 now - philliprocks  928.7 #169 2:09PM
5* - AshleyRae-  122.7 #3023 3:25PM
Thank you for your contributions! - Song  1705.8 #79 11:18AM
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@BULLSEYE 😍😍😍✨✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  1258.6 #110 3:08PM
Bullseye - TinkerSchelle  1258.6 #110 3:08PM
- TinkerSchelle  1258.6 #110 10:12AM

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  2765.1 #39 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  11.9 #8631 10:32PM
- MissAmericaSings  360.5 #574 5:36PM
Loved watching this video now I want the book!! - missdisney925  114.7 #3179 3:08PM

GOAT EFFECT is finally here for iOS! #SaveTheGoat by knocking the dynamite out of his mouth and see how high you can run your score up! Press on your High Score on the main page to see where you rank in Game Center. Have fun!

- jacdanfan  7804.4 #4 7:44PM
- MadameLeota  1934.6 #69 1:06PM
- pamntink  36.5 #4958 4:34PM
- MimiMouse  1043.3 #150 9:33PM

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 #4731 3:14PM
Does it include purchasing so cal resident discunted tickets? - HappyPrincess  25.0 #5842 11:49PM
Umm... Excellent question - BeatleMike  565.6 #315 11:23PM
Also doesn't include D23 memberships. ugh. - DLKenCA  1859.4 #72 8:57AM
That's fabulous!!  Thanks!!! - BagGal  230.6 #30 2:54PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Jungle Cruise closed Jan 7-9
Matterhorn Bobsleds closed through May 15
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh closed Jan 12-April 2
Haunted Mansion closed Jan 12-22
Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes closed Jan 12-April 2
Splash Mountain closed Jan 12-April 2
it's a small world closed Jan 26-Feb 5

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Pacific Wharf Cafe closed through Feb 5
Boudin Bakery Tour closed through Jan 26
Soarin' Over California closed through May 14
Taste Pilot's Grill closed through March 12
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail closed Jan 20-March 12
Grizzly River Run closed Jan 20-Mar 19

Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.6 #783 8:33AM
Did anyone ride Canal Boats today? Anything to report? - MelodyMouse  3494.4 #27 9:10PM
Did you see the photos yesterday, they have the canal ride  frozen land where old mill was. - secretagentangel  1325.2 #104 2:39PM
I hope they're changing the matterhorn bobsled seats.  Went once after the last refurbishment and NEVER again.  I literally bruised my tailbone. Everyone had back pain for the rest of the day.   - fancyshmancy1999  5.1 #16202 1:04AM
I am afraid to keep looking.  Every time I check it seems like they are adding something else to the list.   - Woozle  23.4 #6062 9:39AM

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  1063.9 #146 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  665.4 #252 6:30PM
Sounds fun!! - HappyPrincess  25.0 #5842 10:48AM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  29.9 #5395 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1063.9 #146 1:21PM

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  1080.0 #143 4:48PM
How exciting! Always love your trailers! - Duchess_SMK  5819.1 #14 7:42AM
I can't wait to start reading this.  - grumpypapa  2765.1 #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 #5657 9:54PM

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  1408.5 #98 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  385.3 #521 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I always use this when I shop on Amazon  - Plumiegirl  8344.4 #3 11:26PM
I didn't know about this. I'll do it next time I'm going to shop with Amazon! - melissameow  17.2 #7035 3:23AM

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. jacdanfan
40000

3. MelodyMouse
40000

4. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
31750

5. PrincessCindy
25400

6. secretagentangel
24900

7. debbiev
24250

8. DisneyGrandma
21000

9. draven898
20450

10. nataska1989
20000

 

A list I made....for spending money!! Figures... - debbiev  913.1 #174 2:42PM
Lol - robmurow  3121.3 #36 4:03PM
Haha, @MeridaFan my husband knows me too well!! - debbiev  913.1 #174 10:06PM
Me too! hahahaha - luxkitty  2062.0 #59 8:34PM
πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ - debbiev  913.1 #174 11:31AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Lilogirl1  53.6 #4306 7:13PM
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  2925.6 #38 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  1325.2 #104 8:57PM
The dolls! πŸ‘€ - missariel33  1742.9 #77 8:01PM
I spend too much $$ on Disney purses. luxkitty can you relate? Lol - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 9:43PM
Yep @apesandmonkeys lol - luxkitty  2062.0 #59 5:01PM
 Spend too much on everything!  πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3468.8 #28 3:06PM
Shhh!😳😳don't tell my husband πŸ˜‚ - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1013.8 #158 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  3494.4 #27 8:20AM
@luxkitty bumped you off sorry πŸ˜‚ - draven898  571.6 #313 1:49PM
Awww man! I gotta step my game up now! Lol - luxkitty  2062.0 #59 2:13PM


 
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. jacdanfan
240.88

2. goofygal
233.85

3. ShariRenee
198.8

4. Tom
153.07

5. HARR_E
124.6

6. Coaster
109.95

7. u163665
105.68

8. grumpypapa
76.03

9. WARLOCK
74.17

10. Song
69.88

 

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my heroes! - MelodyMouse  3494.4 #27 12:47PM
You guys rock! Thank you! - piratelife4me  863.8 #186 11:09AM
πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Thanks for your contributions! - LaPearleNoir  1303.1 #106 12:06PM
Now these are the people I can count on! - Duffylover13  6.5 #13127 9:04AM

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