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 6588.1 #19 (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  7739.2 #13 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  6588.1 #19 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  1004.0 #203 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  6588.1 #19 11:18AM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland!!    Thanks for another spectacular post Duchess :D - RapunzelledColey  141.6 #2949 12:06AM
πŸ‘‹good morning @RepunzelledColey ! Thank you kindly! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 7:09AM
A day that changed all of our lives for the better!!  Thank you for this awesome post!!  - DisneyDavidEMT  2786.3 #54 12:07AM
@disneydavidemt  and because of walt, i met you - MickeyLumboCM  1358.8 #142 12:12AM
MickeyLumboCM - the pleasure of us meeting was definitely mine and I am so proud to have you as my friend! - DisneyDavidEMT  2786.3 #54 12:15AM
Indeed! Thank you kindly Sir! Glad you liked it! MickeyLumboCM awe! Glad you two found each other! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 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  812.4 #245 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  6588.1 #19 7:12AM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland! Hopefully I'll be their later on today!  - Acuna_Matata  1033.5 #195 12:16AM
Oh cool! Hope to see you!  - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 7:14AM
Thank you for taking the time to post this!  - WhatTiggersDoBest  687.4 #312 12:38AM
Thanks for taking the time to read it and let me know you enjoyed it! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 7:15AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR BELOVED DISNEYLAND!!!!HERE'S TO 59 MORE YEARS OF MAGIC!!! - Superspacemountainfan  92.4 #3815 12:38AM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆ yes!! πŸ˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 7:18AM
Feliz cumpleaΓ±os Disneyland!!!! - irmouse  243.7 #1501 2:03AM
πŸ’—πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 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  6588.1 #19 7:45AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! I appreciate this post. Thank you - iloveprinceEric  286.0 #1067 2:22AM
I'm so glad to hear that! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 7:45AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland, I will see you soon! - arianwenmcb  242.0 #1527 5:25AM
Oh fun! Will you be attending today's festivities?  - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 7:46AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! - BelieveInMagic  113.2 #3462 5:26AM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽ - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 7:46AM
Happy birthday disneyland - pikarich  6327.8 #22 5:50AM
πŸ’—πŸŽπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 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  107.4 #3570 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  6588.1 #19 8:03AM
Walt Disney definitely! I would have been so honored to meet him! - DisneyFamJEJN11  107.4 #3570 9:17AM
 Thank you. - WishIWereThere  314.3 #884 6:43AM
Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 8:24AM
Happy birthday Disneyland!  Thank you for all of the wonderful memories! - BombFrogFormerCM  1072.2 #187 7:03AM
πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 12:28PM
Thank you I always enjoy what you put together with his history posts.  - Midasgold  633.3 #343 7:06AM
Thank YOU sir!  - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 12:29PM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland. My Happy Place. See you later today. - Winnie111286  21834.4 #3 7:08AM
Oh cool! Hope you have a great time today!  - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 12:30PM
Thanks. Solo and I love it. - Winnie111286  21834.4 #3 5:48PM
Happy Birthday, Disneyland! And thank you for this great post! - Thumper13  517.4 #442 7:56AM
Thank YOU! So happy you liked it!  - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 12:30PM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! Thank you for the magic Walt! Can't believe I get to be here today. - redrockmickey  132.7 #3090 8:03AM
Woohoo! Hope your day is magical!  - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 12:31PM
Happy birthday disneyland!! - Equestrian115  212.5 #1921 8:07AM
- Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 12:32PM
Happy birthday to Disneyland  - joyful_belle131  59.4 #4621 8:32AM
Yes! πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 12:32PM
Happy Birthday Disneyland!!  Thank you for the awesome post! - Ldgsg  215.4 #1877 8:56AM
Thank YOU for letting me know you enjoyed it! πŸ‘πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 12:33PM
Your very welcome.  I appreciate every single one of your history posts!!  - Ldgsg  215.4 #1877 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 #4657 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  6588.1 #19 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}  1173.8 #165 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  6588.1 #19 11:19AM
Woohoo! Can't wait to go celebrate! - missariel33  2115.6 #81 9:56AM
Wish I would have seen you yesterday. 😒 - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 11:18AM
Thank you! Happy 59th Disneyland!! - CherryTreeLane  460.4 #505 10:26AM
Thank you! 😊🎈🎁 - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 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  2299.6 #73 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  6588.1 #19 11:20AM
Wow, what an amazing post!!! As usual. Thank you so much! - 7mouskedoodles  371.6 #653 1:37PM
Thanks so much darlin! Nice seeing you in the lounge! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 11:21AM
Great post!  - jacdanfan  12874.6 #6 2:28PM
::giggles:: thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 11:21AM
Amazing post!!! Thank you.. πŸ˜ƒ - acesdisneygirl  155.4 #2716 2:50PM
Thanks SO much! I worked hard on it! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 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  923.5 #214 5:12PM
😍 so kind! Thank you honey! Ha! Good! I'm not the only one!  - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 11:22AM
Good stuff - Dizkid  503.9 #457 5:12PM
Thanks doll! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 11:22AM
Weeeeeeweehaaaaawww !!!!  - snakeinmyboot40  394.0 #607 5:15PM
You can say that again! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 11:22AM
Yay!!! Happy birthday Disneyland!!!!  - PixiePirateMaid  355.6 #701 10:22PM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸ˜ - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 11:23AM
such an awesome day yesterday! happy birthday disneyland! - OhanaPhoto  6494.1 #21 8:30AM
Agreed!🎁 Still bummed I missed YOU though! 😩 - Duchess_SMK  6588.1 #19 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  4648.8 #31 2:52PM

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@@@Disneydollarpam - disneyforme  523.9 #432 10:04PM

Download VOYAGEERS to your device today! Discover the VOYAGEERS Society, and the magical Main Street Realm in this action packed adventure for kids of ALL ages! Also available on iBooks and Kobo. Follow the VOYAGEERS on Facebook for more info and behind the scenes exclusives.

Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  1152.2 #170 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2075.2 #84 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  433.2 #542 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  78.2 #4124 2:38PM

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  2033.2 #87 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  460.3 #507 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  170.5 #2478 9:45AM
I noticed this post is kind of old, but is the Amazon link still working? My hubby tried to buy something through it but it didn't work. @Admin - DisneyDiane316  318.2 #870 7:59PM
Thanks for letting us know DisneyDiane316 the link should be fixed now for Amazon, or you can use this URL http://amzn.to/OUTbbI thanks! - Admin  4:41PM
Thanks for sending the updated link Admin. Will be shopping soon! - DisneyDiane316  318.2 #870 6:42PM

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  7731.6 #14 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7808 10:32PM
  - teapotsandteacups  1483.8 #124 10:17PM
- sunvalgifts  170.5 #2478 7:40AM

Deadliest Cast Member Season One & Two + VOYAGEERS Multiplaner & Great Storyteller are both available to read on Kindle Unlimited! You can sign up for a free 30 day trial of Kindle Unlimited and read all four books at no charge! Go here to access the books on Amazon. Thanks for your support! 

We want more books - sctoaonk75  295.3 #1003 7:42PM
- MommyandBash  433.2 #542 4:52PM
We want more books - sctoaonk75  295.3 #1003 7:42PM
- sunvalgifts  170.5 #2478 12:55PM

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
17.16

2. DisneyMom13
6.04

3. Goofytom
5.61

4. beentoall
2.72

5. teapotsandteacups
1.93

6. mamabeam
1.57

7. DisneyDiane316
1.26

8. Dolewhipped
1.06

9. sheridanrabbit
1.01

10. DonaldRox
0.96

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  314.8 #881 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  97.2 #3734 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  13209.4 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2806.2 #53 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  97.2 #3734 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2806.2 #53 9:42AM
I'm back:-) - beentoall  1272.5 #0 9:58PM
Hey! I made top 10!! !  - DisneyDiane316  318.2 #870 8:29PM
Way to go, beautiful!   - Wyldsideb  110.1 #3524 1:42PM
With a whopping ONE point! - phillip...  1375.8 #141 9:17PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Haunted Mansion Aug 22-TBA
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln Aug 22-TBA
Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue CLOSED permanently
Fantasmic! Jan 10-TBA
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-TBA
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-TBA
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-TBA
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes Jan 10-TBA
Tom Sawyer Island Jan 10-TBA

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

King Triton's Carousel Aug 8-TBA



 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7648 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  361.2 #681 8:33AM
Silly symphony swings are open. We went on them today (for the first time)!  - DisneyDiane316  318.2 #870 6:50PM
See @teapotsandteacups post today...  Says reopens Sept 9!  Thank you! - Dianat710  80.9 #4061 8:05PM

Thanked by:   Tom   carminaire   kimdis   100 More Thanks Bambim44   yipman   connielu  
Here is the Overall Quality Top 10 real-time list. Follow these MouseWaiters for great content:

1. Winnie111286
7101

2. uscdisneyteacher
6968

3. CobbPR
6911

4. misschurro
6347

5. Dave
6164

6. BaseballMickey
6042

7. pikarich
5820

8. Plumiegirl
5601

9. Duchess_SMK
5546

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4648.8 #31 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  586.4 #373 8:06PM
This is so true, it never changes, what's up with that lol - itsmyglassslipper  534.5 #422 12:28PM
I know and I'm still on itπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Plumiegirl  10383.1 #9 5:56PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Winnie111286
1385.84

2. Melody_CM
1224.61

3. ShariRenee
668.06

4. secretagentangel
576.85

5. teapotsandteacups
532.53

6. Coaster
499.13

7. jacdanfan
464.21

8. goofygal
397.78

9. connielu
357.69

10. sawman911
285.09



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  23026.9 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2566.5 #61 1:11PM
Yes, yes. I know you do.  - crazyfriends  3.4 #31149 2:03AM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  1105.6 #180 9:59AM
So excited to see I managed to sneak on to the top 10.  I don't get the opportunity to post things that often.  Thank you MWers for responding to my posts:-) - beentoall  1272.5 #0 7:22PM
I have got to get myself on this list!!! - AngiMouse  155.2 #2720 11:36AM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey
8025.95

2. Stitch_Legacy
5143.16

3. RickChavez
3672.13

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4839.12

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8
4485.49

7. DLKenCA
2941.28

8. IDVandalSkipperCM
2614.81

9. Dave
13820.5

10. LilSterner
5828.36



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4648.8 #31 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  11376.0 #8 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4648.8 #31 10:56PM

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

This is an  app. Thank you @@@Admin - LiveLaughLoveDisney  302.0 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM
Love this tool - Chumash28  1567.0 #117 5:02PM
My main annoyance hasn't been touched yet. Thank you for everything you have donethough  admin.  - DisneylandGirl  327.0 #810 9:49PM
So cool love it glad it was posted for everyone to see  - jkobelski  34.1 #0 6:09PM

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  2964.8 #50 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  345.5 #730 6:28PM
Oh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ just realized that post was 2+ years oldπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well people are still taking turns very slowly. Maybe it's the app, not the players.  - DisneyMom13  345.5 #730 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  3346.1 #48 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4244.2 #39 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #69234 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  433.2 #542 12:18PM
It happens, if you want start a game and I'll play you. I take a couple days off a week but I'll finish the games I start. - richiii3  1603.7 #116 2:20PM


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

1. Melody_CM
1200.4

2. Winnie111286
1154.47

3. Coaster
499.13

4. ShariRenee
495.6

5. secretagentangel
463.03

6. teapotsandteacups
433.6

7. connielu
354

8. goofygal
352.63

9. jacdanfan
338.63

10. sawman911
281.17

 

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  78.2 #4124 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  8054.8 #11 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  2964.8 #50 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  892.7 #220 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  271.1 #1217 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  60.6 #4582 10:10AM
I was there tues and it was so crowded I couldn't even register wait times on my phone due to poor reception - DarthFairy  586.4 #373 4:58PM
Hmmm,who is your provider? I rarely have a problem, thanks for trying! - ShariRenee  11376.0 #8 12:12AM
Sprint! The worst - DarthFairy  586.4 #373 5:16PM
I was there on Friday and it was to busy to post any times  - jkobelski  34.1 #0 9:50PM

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

Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  70.6 #4291 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  345.5 #730 10:32AM
 to  - DisneyHeidi09  263.4 #1298 5:18PM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #601 7:05PM
Welcome. Enjoy your Disney day. - mrsccc2  16.4 #8616 3:11PM
 and  - vellybelly  7.5 #0 10:47PM


 
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.

Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  1873.9 #98 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  227.0 #1713 7:31PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  242.0 #1527 12:45PM
I'm reading Season One now. Picked it and the first two Voyagers up at the 4th of July Sale. I am loving the intrigue and history woven together! - Ilovegoofy  123.8 #3236 8:42AM

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

- RetroDisneyPins2002  43.7 #5257 8:01AM
- CT4625  75.0 #4184 8:30PM
I use this every time I'm at the parks now and llove it!!!!  Thanks Admin - leopardditz2000  1157.2 #169 7:44PM
I don't understand why it was changed in the first place. The area was closed down and rebranded as Grizzly Peak Airfield to be more cohesive with the "California" theme of the park and then they change the ride from Soarin Over California; which is sticking pretty close to the theme of the park; to Soarin Over The World? It just doesn't make sense to me. I understand updating the video itself, which is what I wish they had done.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  293.0 #1022 7:03PM

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

1. #MWMEETUP STICKERTUESDAYS , PTN, and FIREWORKS!
Aug 30, 2016 06:00pm

2. Drop for the last time
Jan 07, 2017 08:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1459.8 #128 12:31AM
It was January 8 I think but I left it as I think it's funnyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I'll have to delete it😭😭 - secretagentangel  8054.8 #11 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1459.8 #128 6:03AM
 I changed it to August 5πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - secretagentangel  8054.8 #11 11:07AM
I spy Christmas in July! - FrankenweenieVelinee  3788.7 #43 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  8054.8 #11 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  23026.9 #2 11:12AM
- FrankenweenieVelinee  3788.7 #43 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  8054.8 #11 3:18PM
I spy Christmas in July! - FrankenweenieVelinee  3788.7 #43 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  8054.8 #11 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  23026.9 #2 11:12AM
- FrankenweenieVelinee  3788.7 #43 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  8054.8 #11 3:18PM
At the tone pacific standard time will be 1215 and 00 seconds - pikarich  6327.8 #22 2:14PM
Beeeeeep - redsoxcarlos  4011.3 #42 4:12AM

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
127300

2. teapotsandteacups
120000

3. jacdanfan
115000

4. leopardditz2000
98000

5. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
88000

6. Melody_CM
65000

7. DisneyGrandma
65000

8. debbiev
64750

9. disneygrandma1
63000

10. DarthFairy
58950

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  1272.5 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  150.6 #2790 9:06PM
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  586.4 #373 7:43PM
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  586.4 #373 7:43PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  170.5 #2478 12:21PM

Get a quick overview of the new features in MouseWait 9 for iOS, our biggest update since 2009! Get the free version here, or upgrade to Platinum here

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  1483.8 #124 11:41PM

MouseWait COUNTDOWN for iOS is here! Countdown the days to your next Disneyland or Disney World trip with our images OR your pics! Your Countdown also displays on Apple Watch and is beautiful on iPhone 6 screens. Secure the discounted launch price for a limited time.

I have the countdown and I love it! - tree320  0.6 #0 9:26AM
Just got it! - Dizkid  503.9 #457 12:29PM
I love across the street. Don't need a countdown. It's awesome though for the people that do.  - DisneylandGirl  327.0 #810 2:49PM
I Loved across the street once. - nitromouse  300.6 #975 10:55PM
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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.3 #4681 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  99.4 #3704 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  3346.1 #48 9:33AM
I miss the Electrical Parade.  My mom was actually covering a story about the Electrical Parade and got to ride in one of the vehicles.  - RetroDisneyPins2002  43.7 #5257 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  345.5 #730 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  730.6 #288 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7248 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  51.6 #4912 7:25PM


Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.9 #35 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  5308.4 #25 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1231.8 #155 3:48PM
Fantastic!! - Ilovegoofy  123.8 #3236 4:37PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2119 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1459.8 #128 5:56AM
Thank you to all who post from the park!! Love seeing the park when I cannot be there. - snowgrey  8.0 #13539 2:49PM
Top of the list  - buzzgoneyear92  276.2 #1164 12:09AM

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