6605.0 #21 (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:

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."


"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!

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


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


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


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


Even Dumbo made an appearance...


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


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.
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! ;)

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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!! - misschurro  7984.2 #14 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  6605.0 #21 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  1004.1 #208 10:19AM
You always leave the sweetest comments! I wasn't going to respond to anyone else as I hate to annoy others with late bumps but....I couldn't resist saying thank you! This post took me about a week so I really do appreciate you reading and watching all of it! Means a lot to me!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 11:18AM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland!!    Thanks for another spectacular post Duchess :D - RapunzelledColey  142.3 #2956 12:06AM
πŸ‘‹good morning @RepunzelledColey ! Thank you kindly! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 7:09AM
A day that changed all of our lives for the better!!  Thank you for this awesome post!!  - DisneyDavidEMT  2824.6 #53 12:07AM
@disneydavidemt  and because of walt, i met you - MickeyLumboCM  1367.5 #142 12:12AM
MickeyLumboCM - the pleasure of us meeting was definitely mine and I am so proud to have you as my friend! - DisneyDavidEMT  2824.6 #53 12:15AM
Indeed! Thank you kindly Sir! Glad you liked it! MickeyLumboCM awe! Glad you two found each other! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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  885.6 #231 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  6605.0 #21 7:12AM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland! Hopefully I'll be their later on today!  - Acuna_Matata  1033.5 #202 12:16AM
Oh cool! Hope to see you!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 7:14AM
Thank you for taking the time to post this!  - WhatTiggersDoBest  692.5 #319 12:38AM
Thanks for taking the time to read it and let me know you enjoyed it! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 7:15AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR BELOVED DISNEYLAND!!!!HERE'S TO 59 MORE YEARS OF MAGIC!!! - Superspacemountainfan  93.8 #3828 12:38AM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆ yes!! πŸ˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 7:18AM
Feliz cumpleaΓ±os Disneyland!!!! - irmouse  243.7 #1518 2:03AM
πŸ’—πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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  6605.0 #21 7:45AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! I appreciate this post. Thank you - iloveprinceEric  286.0 #1089 2:22AM
I'm so glad to hear that! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 7:45AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland, I will see you soon! - arianwenmcb  243.3 #1523 5:25AM
Oh fun! Will you be attending today's festivities?  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 7:46AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! - BelieveInMagic  113.2 #3495 5:26AM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽ - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 7:46AM
Happy birthday disneyland - pikarich  6653.4 #19 5:50AM
πŸ’—πŸŽπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 7:47AM
Happy 59th!! What a special day that was, wish I could have lived it but very excited to live the rest of our lives as a Disney family. - DisneyFamJEJN11  116.5 #3420 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  6605.0 #21 8:03AM
Walt Disney definitely! I would have been so honored to meet him! - DisneyFamJEJN11  116.5 #3420 9:17AM
 Thank you. - WishIWereThere  327.4 #829 6:43AM
Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 8:24AM
Happy birthday Disneyland!  Thank you for all of the wonderful memories! - BombFrogFormerCM  1072.2 #193 7:03AM
πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 12:28PM
Thank you I always enjoy what you put together with his history posts.  - Midasgold  633.3 #356 7:06AM
Thank YOU sir!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 12:29PM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland. My Happy Place. See you later today. - Winnie111286  24899.4 #1 7:08AM
Oh cool! Hope you have a great time today!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 12:30PM
Thanks. Solo and I love it. - Winnie111286  24899.4 #1 5:48PM
Happy Birthday, Disneyland! And thank you for this great post! - Thumper13  524.7 #442 7:56AM
Thank YOU! So happy you liked it!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 12:30PM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! Thank you for the magic Walt! Can't believe I get to be here today. - redrockmickey  141.0 #2980 8:03AM
Woohoo! Hope your day is magical!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 12:31PM
Happy birthday disneyland!! - Equestrian115  212.5 #1936 8:07AM
- Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 12:32PM
Happy birthday to Disneyland  - joyful_belle131  59.4 #4660 8:32AM
Yes! πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 12:32PM
Happy Birthday Disneyland!!  Thank you for the awesome post! - Ldgsg  215.4 #1894 8:56AM
Thank YOU for letting me know you enjoyed it! πŸ‘πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 12:33PM
Your very welcome.  I appreciate every single one of your history posts!!  - Ldgsg  215.4 #1894 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 #4704 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  6605.0 #21 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}  1195.9 #163 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  6605.0 #21 11:19AM
Woohoo! Can't wait to go celebrate! - missariel33  2115.6 #83 9:56AM
Wish I would have seen you yesterday. 😒 - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 11:18AM
Thank you! Happy 59th Disneyland!! - CherryTreeLane  460.4 #514 10:26AM
Thank you! 😊🎈🎁 - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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  2636.2 #60 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  6605.0 #21 11:20AM
Wow, what an amazing post!!! As usual. Thank you so much! - 7mouskedoodles  371.6 #661 1:37PM
Thanks so much darlin! Nice seeing you in the lounge! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 11:21AM
Great post!  - jacdanfan  13865.0 #5 2:28PM
::giggles:: thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 11:21AM
Amazing post!!! Thank you.. πŸ˜ƒ - acesdisneygirl  155.4 #2741 2:50PM
Thanks SO much! I worked hard on it! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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  923.7 #220 5:12PM
😍 so kind! Thank you honey! Ha! Good! I'm not the only one!  - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 11:22AM
Good stuff - Dizkid  504.8 #461 5:12PM
Thanks doll! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 11:22AM
Weeeeeeweehaaaaawww !!!!  - snakeinmyboot40  394.0 #617 5:15PM
You can say that again! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 11:22AM
Yay!!! Happy birthday Disneyland!!!!  - PixiePirateMaid  355.6 #714 10:22PM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸ˜ - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 11:23AM
such an awesome day yesterday! happy birthday disneyland! - OhanaPhoto  6607.0 #20 8:30AM
Agreed!🎁 Still bummed I missed YOU though! 😩 - Duchess_SMK  6605.0 #21 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  4678.6 #32 2:52PM

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Next meetups are.... At DCA, possibly Tuesday September 20, Friday, September 23, Friday, September  30, Friday October, 7, 14, 21, 28,(come join the choc  walk group), dapper day dress up Friday, November 4, plus that Sunday and........ to infinity and beyondπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Will add in a couple more of  the week days depending on the MHP schedule for maybe either a soundsational  meet up or WOC meet up. Whatever's on the calendar. Just a heads up for everybody planning a visit in the next seven weeks. Once PTN is back we'll  add more of those also. Also watch for cadaver calls for meetups on certain MHP nights. We'll  be having  one the night we go, October 5 , an  hour before the party starts. I'll post reminders soon!!  dm me with suggestions too if you want me to post one or help posting your own!πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ - secretagentangel  8825.7 #11 2:14PM
Where is the meet up for Sept 30? we will be at MHP Fri Sept 30 and staying Sat and Sun. - snowgrey  9.1 #12551 4:56PM
Next three meetups are Wednesday October 5 on the parade route at MHP. Friday, October 7, 6pm at DCA. Friday October 14,6pm DCA . Watch for posts!Β  - secretagentangel  8825.7 #11 12:18AM
And ... maybe on Friday October 21? - crazyfriends  24.4 #7015 12:10PM
There's a list above but right now the next ones are October 21, Β October 28 ,November 4 is the marvel /Birthday Β  meet up , November 6 for dapper day and not sure after that , we Β have to look at the schedule. We probably will want to add in a couple Tuesday PTN in if it comes back on weekdays. - secretagentangel  8825.7 #11 12:24PM

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I use this every time I'm at the parks now and llove it!!!!  Thanks Admin - leopardditz2000  1260.0 #152 7:44PM

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!

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2. Melody_CM

3. SorcererD91

4. teapotsandteacups

5. grumpypapa

6. Tom

7. jacdanfan

8. goofygal

9. sawman911

10. YoPirate



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  89.7 #3904 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  8825.7 #11 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  3152.6 #49 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  1185.6 #167 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  271.1 #1236 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  66.7 #4443 10:10AM
Hey! I'm in the top 10 for once haha! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ» - DisneyDiane316  989.5 #211 9:37AM
Nice job DisneyDiane316 - miadawn128  183.3 #2312 7:04AM
Winnie is killin it - DarthFairy  754.1 #288 9:27PM

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Yay! Using this today I always forget to buy through the mw link . Bump for more people to use.  - mozbaby  148.9 #2840 7:16AM
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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  3152.6 #49 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  361.8 #691 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  361.8 #691 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  3930.2 #44 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4244.3 #40 12:59PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  433.7 #549 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  1763.8 #106 2:20PM
Any chance of this coming to Android? - dsnylnd4me  370.4 #662 12:08PM

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Just installed the MW app on my new phone yesterday. This will be very helpful for me since I am used to the android version. Thank you. - teapotsandteacups  2299.6 #75 11:41PM
This was helpful.. But I'm still having an issue posting to pics to the loungeπŸ˜‘ - 1Minnie58  7.9 #13871 10:12AM

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Thank you Admin! This book is a great read. I recommend it to anyone who is a Disney fan. Can't wait for the next one! - grumpypapa  9012.2 #10 8:38PM
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cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7886 10:32PM
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Thank you  - disneybob49  1164.9 #172 2:20PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Winnie111286

2. Coaster

3. Melody_CM

4. Tom

5. jacdanfan

6. Dave

7. goofygal

8. ShariRenee

9. Plumiegirl

10. grumpypapa

Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  8825.7 #11 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.4 #78 8:50AM
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Very nice. I'll make It on the list one of these days! - larrywong318  214.3 #1906 11:09AM

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10. LilSterner


#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4678.6 #32 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  12238.7 #8 4:44PM
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Splash Mountain REOPENS NOV 4
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh REOPENS NOV 4
it's a small world REOPENS NOV 10
Hungry Bear Restaurant REOPENS NOV 4
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



Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7721 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  362.0 #688 8:33AM
Silly symphony swings are open. We went on them today (for the first time)!  - DisneyDiane316  989.5 #211 6:50PM
See @teapotsandteacups post today...  Says reopens Sept 9!  Thank you! - Dianat710  88.1 #3938 8:05PM
It opened today! Line was way too long for me so I shall try another day😒 - DarthFairy  754.1 #288 9:09PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.3 #4732 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  99.4 #3739 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  3930.2 #44 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 #5310 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  361.8 #691 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  1113.4 #182 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7310 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  54.6 #4835 7:25PM

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I sent you emails and support requests for my last 2 stays in May and June. I would appreciate it if you could check on them and let me know if I need to send you any additional info, please let me know. Thanks for your help @@@@@@@@@Admin - Winnie111286  24899.4 #1 10:51AM
You are awesome.  Thanks Admin - Winnie111286  24899.4 #1 1:28PM
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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

2. DisneyMom13

3. Goofytom

4. Donald1967

5. teapotsandteacups

6. mamabeam

7. DisneyDiane316

8. Chloeanne0904

9. DonaldRox

10. Katie Atkins


Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  316.6 #889 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  97.7 #3764 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  13915.8 #4 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2819.7 #54 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  97.7 #3764 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2819.7 #54 9:42AM
Hey! I made top 10!! !  - DisneyDiane316  989.5 #211 8:29PM
Way to go, beautiful!   - Wyldsideb  225.8 #1744 1:42PM
With a whopping ONE point! - phillip...  1400.1 #140 9:17PM
I can't hate...it's more than I got - Wyldsideb  225.8 #1744 7:58PM
Hey phillip... I worked hard for that 1 point! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyDiane316  989.5 #211 8:38PM
You're slacking. You're down to less than half a point, but at least you're still on the list. - phillip...  1400.1 #140 11:42AM
Wow look at that my first list yay not many points but I'm there 😊 - Donald1967  306.5 #949 8:33PM

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

2. teapotsandteacups

3. jacdanfan

4. leopardditz2000


6. disneygrandma1

7. Melody_CM

8. DisneyGrandma

9. debbiev

10. teach67


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  754.1 #288 7:43PM
!! CongratsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - SnowKitty  118.2 #3381 5:06PM
  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  1334.9 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  158.7 #2684 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  754.1 #288 7:43PM
!! CongratsπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - SnowKitty  118.2 #3381 5:06PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  171.7 #2475 12:21PM

Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.2 #2136 11:22PM
Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.9 #37 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  5375.8 #26 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1231.8 #158 3:48PM
Fantastic!! - Ilovegoofy  132.3 #3120 4:37PM
Top of the list  - buzzgoneyear92  295.6 #1020 12:09AM
Note to self: When you see this comment a year from now, be sure to say something witty!!! - clawton  350.0 #729 9:03PM

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Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  1152.2 #174 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2101.4 #84 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  433.7 #549 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  89.7 #3904 2:38PM

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Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  2534.3 #65 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  229.2 #1705 7:31PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  243.3 #1523 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  132.3 #3120 8:42AM

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