Duchess_SMK    
 6163.0 #16 (DL Qual #5

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

Tagged in: Disney History  
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  5648.9 #17 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  6163.0 #16 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  888.6 #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  6163.0 #16 11:18AM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland!!    Thanks for another spectacular post Duchess :D - RapunzelledColey  126.9 #3010 12:06AM
πŸ‘‹good morning @RepunzelledColey ! Thank you kindly! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 7:09AM
A day that changed all of our lives for the better!!  Thank you for this awesome post!!  - DisneyDavidEMT  2376.5 #56 12:07AM
@disneydavidemt  and because of walt, i met you - MickeyLumboCM  1327.8 #118 12:12AM
MickeyLumboCM - the pleasure of us meeting was definitely mine and I am so proud to have you as my friend! - DisneyDavidEMT  2376.5 #56 12:15AM
Indeed! Thank you kindly Sir! Glad you liked it! MickeyLumboCM awe! Glad you two found each other! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 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  418.3 #497 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  6163.0 #16 7:12AM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland! Hopefully I'll be their later on today!  - Acuna_Matata  884.0 #193 12:16AM
Oh cool! Hope to see you!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 7:14AM
Thank you for taking the time to post this!  - WhatTiggersDoBest  572.5 #334 12:38AM
Thanks for taking the time to read it and let me know you enjoyed it! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 7:15AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR BELOVED DISNEYLAND!!!!HERE'S TO 59 MORE YEARS OF MAGIC!!! - Superspacemountainfan  82.9 #3775 12:38AM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆ yes!! πŸ˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 7:18AM
Feliz cumpleaΓ±os Disneyland!!!! - irmouse  243.5 #1378 2:03AM
πŸ’—πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 7:44AM
I raise a mint julep to many more years of Disney magic!  - TheRealWildernessExplorer  74.2 #0 2:07AM
::raises one with you::  - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 7:45AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! I appreciate this post. Thank you - iloveprinceEric  264.2 #1167 2:22AM
I'm so glad to hear that! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 7:45AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland, I will see you soon! - arianwenmcb  215.6 #1735 5:25AM
Oh fun! Will you be attending today's festivities?  - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 7:46AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! - BelieveInMagic  108.6 #3373 5:26AM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽ - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 7:46AM
Happy birthday disneyland - pikarich  4450.7 #26 5:50AM
πŸ’—πŸŽπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 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  104.0 #3439 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  6163.0 #16 8:03AM
Walt Disney definitely! I would have been so honored to meet him! - DisneyFamJEJN11  104.0 #3439 9:17AM
 Thank you. - WishIWereThere  287.0 #947 6:43AM
Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 8:24AM
Happy birthday Disneyland!  Thank you for all of the wonderful memories! - BombFrogFormerCM  890.7 #189 7:03AM
πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 12:28PM
Thank you I always enjoy what you put together with his history posts.  - Midasgold  627.0 #303 7:06AM
Thank YOU sir!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 12:29PM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland. My Happy Place. See you later today. - Winnie111286  5083.3 #20 7:08AM
Oh cool! Hope you have a great time today!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 12:30PM
Thanks. Solo and I love it. - Winnie111286  5083.3 #20 5:48PM
Happy Birthday, Disneyland! And thank you for this great post! - Thumper13  488.8 #406 7:56AM
Thank YOU! So happy you liked it!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 12:30PM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! Thank you for the magic Walt! Can't believe I get to be here today. - redrockmickey  111.8 #3315 8:03AM
Woohoo! Hope your day is magical!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 12:31PM
Happy birthday disneyland!! - Equestrian115  212.5 #1782 8:07AM
- Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 12:32PM
Happy birthday to Disneyland  - joyful_belle131  59.2 #4293 8:32AM
Yes! πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 12:32PM
Happy Birthday Disneyland!!  Thank you for the awesome post! - Ldgsg  213.9 #1762 8:56AM
Thank YOU for letting me know you enjoyed it! πŸ‘πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 12:33PM
Your very welcome.  I appreciate every single one of your history posts!!  - Ldgsg  213.9 #1762 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  57.3 #4332 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  6163.0 #16 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}  1028.4 #169 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  6163.0 #16 11:19AM
Woohoo! Can't wait to go celebrate! - missariel33  2113.8 #66 9:56AM
Wish I would have seen you yesterday. 😒 - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 11:18AM
Thank you! Happy 59th Disneyland!! - CherryTreeLane  460.4 #443 10:26AM
Thank you! 😊🎈🎁 - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 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  1206.9 #135 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  6163.0 #16 11:20AM
Wow, what an amazing post!!! As usual. Thank you so much! - 7mouskedoodles  371.1 #578 1:37PM
Thanks so much darlin! Nice seeing you in the lounge! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 11:21AM
Great post!  - jacdanfan  9426.2 #3 2:28PM
::giggles:: thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 11:21AM
Amazing post!!! Thank you.. πŸ˜ƒ - acesdisneygirl  147.6 #2683 2:50PM
Thanks SO much! I worked hard on it! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 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  892.2 #188 5:12PM
😍 so kind! Thank you honey! Ha! Good! I'm not the only one!  - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 11:22AM
Good stuff - Dizkid  370.4 #579 5:12PM
Thanks doll! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 11:22AM
Weeeeeeweehaaaaawww !!!!  - snakeinmyboot40  394.0 #540 5:15PM
You can say that again! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 11:22AM
Yay!!! Happy birthday Disneyland!!!!  - PixiePirateMaid  332.0 #689 10:22PM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸ˜ - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 11:23AM
such an awesome day yesterday! happy birthday disneyland! - OhanaPhoto  3815.2 #34 8:30AM
Agreed!🎁 Still bummed I missed YOU though! 😩 - Duchess_SMK  6163.0 #16 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  3399.6 #39 2:52PM

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unFORECAST for the week of August 31, 2015
Look for light crowds this week until Labor Day weekend begins on Friday. Disneyland and California Adventure will close early for the second week in a row (DL 9pm, DCA 8pm). Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our new MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the high 50s (approx 60% capacity) -- that means it was a very slow week. Even Labor Day last year (which fell on the 1st) averaged in the mid 70s, which is light for a holiday. Now that most schools are back in session, we should see lighter crowds at the Parks until Halloweentime begins! To get a real-time look at crowd levels, check the MouseWait App for Crowd Index averages and wait times. Have a great week! - Admin Aug 31, 2015 9:23PM



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  495.8 #400 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7165 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  399.8 #532 7:32AM
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  162.3 #2469 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  239.8 #1423 5:04PM
summer surely has been very busy!  - MarshaMouse  4817.0 #22 12:18AM
I was there this week, Tues, Wed.,Thur. Very hot and muggy. Long lines except single rider lines were great. Because we had 3 days we didn't mind waiting in line. It's so fun to people watch while you wait. We had a great time. Can't wait until next time to go back. - Popcorn  9.4 #10627 9:33AM

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We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 4 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! Then we go to the MW spot we've held in DL to watch PTN and fireworks! Everyone is welcome! - secretagentangel  2196.6 #64 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  2196.6 #64 10:47PM
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I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1783.3 #85 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1638.1 #96 2:27PM
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What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1783.3 #85 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10983 2:12PM
Friday thru Sunday for UsπŸ˜ƒ.....Wait a minute😳what the heck is a crowding meetup and what would we be crowding into??πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - bonedaddy909  1354.8 #113 7:09PM
Actually the 5k is May 6th, 10k May 7th and 1/2 on May 8th in 2016.  I am doing 5k and 10k. - barbwire  7.1 #0 10:42PM
are there any MW going to Mickeys Halloween Party 10/31?  It would be fun to meet up.  - kimm84  28.4 #0 11:24PM
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Look under cadaver call and then find the date on post. I think that night is posted by toarrispirate - secretagentangel  2196.6 #64 2:12AM

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March: HARR_E 290.27
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January: ShariRenee 246.23
December: MelodyMouse 303.05
November: MelodyMouse 410.98
October: jacdanfan 189.98

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That's awesome but like me a lot of ppl can't enter wait times I can't ever open or connect while in the park  - mickeyat78  1855.2 #83 5:39AM
Wow. Sorry to hear that. I'm on ATT and sometimes can't connect, tho it is rare - MelodyMouse  6676.3 #13 8:12PM
great job! It's the wait times that brought me to this app. Thank you - Kimo  183.7 #2144 8:16PM
The mysterious disappearing month of June! - MelodyMouse  6676.3 #13 12:13PM

TRIVILATOR 2.0 for iOS is here! We made it faster, easier to use, improved Random Games, fixed Push Notifications, added a Remove Ads option, new game packs, and we optmized it for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Get the complete run down on our new blog here. Get the new update in the App Store, or grab it here. Did you know you can play on the web or from any device via our web version? Tell your friends about the TRIVILATOR, and submit your questions so they (and you) can be featured inside the app. You can submit your questions here. Have fun!

- valj84DisneyDeppAddict  217.4 #1712 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  56.7 #4351 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  217.4 #1712 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  20.6 #6786 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  56.7 #4351 8:58AM
- djmickeymouse  8.1 #0 10:08AM
I just re downloaded trivilator after a brief break from the losing stretch πŸ™ˆ feel free to add me! I am back and ready to play!  - LindseyanaJones  125.6 #3034 9:04AM

TOP 5 THINGS to do this week at the Disneyland Resort:

1. Watch the new "Paint the Night" parade 8:50 and 11pm nightly.

2. Watch the new "Disneyland Forever" Fireworks show at 9:30pm nightly.

3. See the new "World of Color" 9pm and 10:15pm nightly.

4. Try to find a "Made with Magic" wand or paintbrush which allow you to interact with select Disney experiences and merchandise. 

5. Look for the Word of the Day displayed outside of the theme park entrances (or in the MouseWait Lounge) and text the word between 7am and 10:59am Pacific to the shortcode listed on the sign. You must be at the Disneyland Resort to enter. If you win, you will be notified around 11am via text or phone. For more info go here

And don't forget about Food! Check out our real-time Food blog to see what's new at the Resort. POST YOUR IDEAS BELOW and they could make the weekly top 5!

Come to our la  Brea sticker meetup which starts early at 4 pm then come join MWers to watch PTN and Fireworks too!  - secretagentangel  2196.6 #64 11:59PM
was bummed i did not make it two weeks ago,  see you in aug! - MsTikiMermadam  482.6 #412 6:41PM
Checkβœ”οΈfinally completed the list! I think my favorite is the new fireworks shows!!! Gives me goosebumps and brings on the happy cry.  - MinnieMyLove  191.2 #2037 9:00AM
- piratemom  467.6 #434 12:50PM
I wish! Soon, very soon!! - MyMouseMickey32  158.8 #2519 4:56PM

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. toystory3
77.98

2. Song
28.42

3. Goofytom
25.83

4. janetx
14.92

5. DarthFairy
12.7

6. YoPirate
10.3

7. JPatDL
9.65

8. adisneyfamily
8

9. dizneedude
7.87

10. MsTikiMermadam
7.6

 

SEE THE TOP 100

Been in the Midwest much of August. Nice to see wait time warriors have been out there walking and working! - MelodyMouse  6676.3 #13 7:25AM
Hope you're having fun!! - secretagentangel  2196.6 #64 11:37PM
Wow! I'm on the list 😊 - disneymom1  231.5 #1526 10:17PM

Thanked by:   goducksgo   boomom   catlikesmouse   2 More Thanks Tom   Song   DarthFairy  
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. jacdanfan
70000

2. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
63000

3. secretagentangel
62300

4. DisneyGrandma
51500

5. leopardditz2000
48500

6. DisLUVney
42500

7. debbiev
42250

8. MeridaFan
41630

9. MelodyMouse
40000

10. MinnieMyLove
38250

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  198.5 #0 2:55AM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  175.5 #2247 12:42PM
@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  549.3 #352 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. πŸ˜‚ - DisLUVney  608.0 #313 9:23PM
Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  19.4 #6988 10:52PM

Follow the new MouseWait Blog for updates, how-tos, tips, contests, and more! 

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  481.8 #415 4:20PM

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  3615.0 #36 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.1 #7259 10:32PM
- MommyandBash  240.0 #1422 1:32PM
- DarthFairy  175.5 #2247 4:40PM

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

1. CobbPR
6727

2. uscdisneyteacher
6018

3. Dave
5597

4. BaseballMickey_CM
5552

5. Duchess_SMK
5049

6. Plumiegirl
4975

7. Stitch_Legacy
4712

8. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
4459

9. ElSuperRaton
4197

10. Winnie111286
4116



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  3399.6 #39 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  3399.6 #39 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  175.5 #2247 8:06PM

MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. toystory3
77.98

2. DarthFairy
58.69

3. Song
42.98

4. Goofytom
37.01

5. disneybob49
30.16

6. MsTikiMermadam
25.57

7. SorcererD91
22.71

8. MommyandBash
21.99

9. leopardditz2000
20.96

10. YoPirate
18.6



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - MelodyMouse  6676.3 #13 11:30PM

Thanked by:   Tom   FrankenweenieVelinee   JediKitty   DarthFairy  
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  1015.5 #173 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1783.3 #85 10:53PM
  - mckelfam  36.7 #5158 3:09PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  240.0 #1422 10:29PM

Here are the overall MouseRank leaders for the past 6 months:

July 2015: Winnie111286 463.58
May 2015: MelodyMouse 679.4
April 2015: Fantasmicfan1 466.89
March 2015: HARR_E 423.38
February 2015: Winnie111286 364.36
January 2015: ShariRenee 408.65
 

! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2384.5 #55 7:16AM
- MowgliLovesBaloo  65.2 #0 5:18PM
- LindseyanaJones  125.6 #3034 11:31AM
- XochiFryingPanWhoKnew  83.9 #3751 5:02PM

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! 

Can you get a discount on annual passes too? - DeeDeeMouse  257.0 #1225 9:59PM
How do you get discount on AP passes. Guessing use MOUSEWAIT - suzieq65  71.3 #4000 4:00PM
You get discounts on AP by renewing early. It's through Disney . They'll send you a card.  - secretagentangel  2196.6 #64 8:58PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - gedi0614  31.6 #5502 12:13AM

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  370.4 #579 12:29PM
Love it!!My count down is 13 days.Yahoo Yippee!! - LorisMickeyEars60  29.2 #5716 3:13PM
Downloading it now.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  481.8 #415 4:18PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
16141.2

2. Dave
13213.7

3. jacdanfan
9426.24

4. Plumiegirl
9393.85

5. Tom
9215.39

6. goofygal
9034.55

7. uscdisneyteacher
7687.99

8. BaseballMickey_CM
7192.09

9. CobbPR
7122.15

10. Sonja
6794.36


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  2196.6 #64 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  1867.9 #82 8:50AM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Innoventions reopens as Star Wars Launch Bay September 30
Haunted Mansion Aug 24-Sept 11
Space Mountain Sept 7-Sept 11
Pirates of the Caribbean Sept 14-Sept 30

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Luigi's Rollickin Roadsters opens early 2016
 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.2 #7683 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  323.7 #733 8:33AM
Noooooo...missing HM by 3 days 😭 - MissMolly  1319.4 #119 8:35AM
Thats how I feel about pirates ! - wonderlandgirl  341.6 #658 10:34PM
Darth Vader will be commanding the pirate ship beginning Oct 1. - MsTikiMermadam  482.6 #412 9:45PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
7192.09

2. Stitch_Legacy
5138.01

3. RickChavez
3537.09

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
3848.36

6. caramiapoohAKAface
3862.97

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2407.63

8. Dave
13213.7

9. Duchess_SMK
6162.99

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
4399.48



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS


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 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 #1864 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  130.6 #2957 3:57PM
@Admin. I filled out a form for May 22nd.  I hope you got it. Thanks. - Winnie111286  5083.3 #20 2:23AM
@@Admin I booked with get away today and am staying at the HoJo in December.  Does MW still give the 100 credits or do I have to book with the hotel directly? - dsnylvr1975  13.2 #8622 5:02PM

Easily manage the social side of MouseWait for Disneyland and Disney World with our new mousetopia app for iOS. Post to the DL or WDW side, use your Stickers, and utilize our new MouseWait Messenger. Optimized for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6! See what's new here


Our new Walt Disney World App for iOS is here! MagicSearch, upNEXT, new Lounge, and tons of other upgrades. Go get it here. You can see all of the new features and how tos here

thanks admin - Fantasmicfan1  1376.0 #112 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  9426.2 #3 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  121.4 #3124 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM

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  1645.3 #94 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  388.1 #549 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I buy pretty much everything on Amazon. Nice to know MW can get a little piece of that! - MellyMelBB  65.0 #4143 12:06AM
I will do this next time I'm on Amazon! - DisneyLov3r  10.2 #0 5:02PM

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
1.4

2. beentoall
0.66

3. DisneylandOrBust
0.17

4. mamabeam
0.16

5. Moog
0.16

6. sawman911
0.1

7. Dolewhipped
0.09

8. Goofytom
0.08

9. Disneylanddad702
0.06

10. DonaldRox
0.06

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  217.4 #1712 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  56.7 #4351 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  9215.4 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2314.8 #58 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  56.7 #4351 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2314.8 #58 9:42AM
Kind of shows anyone can play trivia and do well, newbie or veteran!πŸ˜€ - secretagentangel  2196.6 #64 1:33PM
i fail hard!!!! - DarthFairy  175.5 #2247 7:23PM
Finally on the list thanks to @@DisneyMakesMeSmile - beentoall  198.5 #0 11:31PM

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  1255.5 #126 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  732.8 #248 6:30PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #66085 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  240.0 #1422 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  740.0 #243 2:20PM


 
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  690.2 #265 8:03PM
I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  30.0 #5644 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
Both books are an  read!  I've read both numerous times and will re-read again before our Nov trip! - Dianat710  5.3 #16675 7:13PM
- djmickeymouse  8.1 #0 8:30AM


Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4399.5 #27 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1376.0 #112 12:34PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #1983 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  482.6 #412 5:56AM
After all of this time being away and I made the list - cyndaws  258.0 #1216 1:45AM
First time on the list!!!!! - Voycekids  30.7 #5571 10:37AM

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5.jacdanfan 70.53 #3  
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