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Jul 17, 2014 12:02 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 7-17-14
Good Morning! This very special day in Disney history July 17th, 1955: Disneyland opens it's gates for the very first time!

At 2:30pm today, 1955, ABC TV crews, and over 28,000 guests witness this historic event. The biggest telecast to date.

To watch the complete ABC broadcast:
http://tinyurl.com/bol2p4g



1955 ariel

The opening of the 17 million dollar 160 acre park,  know as "Black Sunday" was and invitation only event. Guests included: Art Linkletter, Ronald Reagan, Bob Cummings, The Mouseketeer's, Thurl Ravenscroft, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., Danny Thomas, Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, California Governor Goodwin J. Knight, construction workers who worked on the park, studio workers, the press, and officials of company sponsors.

press pass

53 year old Walt Disney is introduced by the then actor, Ronald Reagan-
"And now, Walt Disney will step forward to read the dedication of Disneyland."

walt



"To all who come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past…and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts which have created America…with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to al the world."
Walt Disney


*Attractions, shops and restaurants available for the guests enjoyment:

Town Square: City Hall, Fire Department and Plaza Pavilion Restaurant

Main Street U.S.A.: Bank of America, Camera Center, Carnation Ice Cream Parlor, Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner, Emporium, Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon, Horse-Drawn Street Cars, Horse-Drawn Surreys, Main Street Cinema, Main Street Penny Arcade, Ruggles China and Glass house, Story Book Shop and
Santa Fe/ Disneyland's Railroad (2 engines: number 1- C.K. Holliday and number 2- E.P. Ripley)

Cover your eyes kids, this version of Mickey scared me too!

mickey
 
Adventureland: Jungle Cruise, (2 boats: Ganges Gal and Congo Queen)  and Red Wagon Inn

jungle cruise

Frontierland: Chicken Plantation Restaurant, Davy Crockett Arcade, Frontier Trading Post, Golden Horseshoe Revue (at Slue Foot Sue's Golden Horseshoe Saloon), Mark Twain Steamboat, Mule Pack and the Stage Coaches

golden horseshoe

Fantasyland: Canal Boats of the World, King Arthur Carrousel, Mad Tea Party, Merlin's Magic Shop, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Peter Pans Flight and Snow White's Adventures

fantasyland

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

tomorrowland

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

tables

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

mouseketeers

Even Dumbo made an appearance...

dumbo

Opening day had it's fair share of mishaps. Scalpers printed up thousands of counterfeited tickets, causing the park to be overcrowd which lead to problems including a food shortage and traffic jam! Temperatures reached 101 degrees and women's high heels sank into softened freshly paved asphalt; plumbing was a major issue as drinking fountains were turned off so that the park's toilets could work; and some of the rides malfunctioned. There was a gas leak in Fantasyland which caused the entire area to be closed to the public and even a piece of a window from the Mark Twain fell on the head of a State Senator! YIKES!

Notice the man running after his toddler on the left...been there! LOL

ticket booths

crowds

Disneyland opened to the public the following day, a Monday, July 18th, 1955.
The price of a ticket to enter Disneyland was $1. You could spend from .10 cents to .35 cents for individual rides.
ticket
On October 11, 1955, a new system was implemented with ticket books costing $2.50.

On Sept. 8, 1955, after just seven weeks in operation, Elsa Marquez was Disneyland's one millionth guest!

Clearly, Walt's idea of a park where children and parents could have fun together was, and has been, an astounding success. His simple concept spawned Disney theme parks in Florida, Japan, France and Hong Kong, as well as other successful offshoots like The Disney Channel, the Disney Vacation Club, Disney Stores and the Disney Cruise Line.

Disneyland, like Disney himself, is an original. Close inspection of the elaborate workmanship, architecture and landscaping shows an attention to detail that make the park, when viewed as a whole, a true work of art!

Were YOU or someone you know there on opening day? Any stories you would be willing to share with us?
If you weren't, and could have been, what attraction would you have been most excited to see and why?

Happy 59th birthday Disneyland and thank you Walt Disney for perservering!
WARNING! While watching this video one MAY require tissues!


Thank you all for reading and watching! Hope you enjoy this fabulous day! And for those enjoying the park today, maybe I'll see you there! ;)

Websites Referenced:
thisdayindisneyhistory.com
blog.silive.com
dlrbestandworst.blogspot.com
youtube.com
davelandweb.com
mousewait.com
yesterland.com
designingdisney.com
disneyparks.disney.go.com
lifemagazine.com

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Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland! Great post to remind of how it was. I cannot imagine ONLY 2 boats for the Jungle Cruise- glad they got a few moreπŸ˜‚. That pic of the chairs you mentioned, I liked the shades, above. Though at 101Β°, there does not look like much shade and back then, pretty sure the guests did not bring their CamelBaks. How frightening in Fantasyland😱. That picture of the man trying to get his toddler, I can't place where that is but, goodness, BUSY! Β I think I would have been delighted with walking through the castle and Peter Pan's Flight. Thanks again and have a wonderful day at Disneyland!! πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ“… cool emoji with DLR's birthdate!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5403.6 #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  6041.0 #15 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  865.4 #196 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  6041.0 #15 11:18AM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland!!    Thanks for another spectacular post Duchess :D - RapunzelledColey  125.0 #3022 12:06AM
πŸ‘‹good morning @RepunzelledColey ! Thank you kindly! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 7:09AM
A day that changed all of our lives for the better!!  Thank you for this awesome post!!  - DisneyDavidEMT  2280.1 #56 12:07AM
@disneydavidemt  and because of walt, i met you - MickeyLumboCM  1120.8 #147 12:12AM
MickeyLumboCM - the pleasure of us meeting was definitely mine and I am so proud to have you as my friend! - DisneyDavidEMT  2280.1 #56 12:15AM
Indeed! Thank you kindly Sir! Glad you liked it! MickeyLumboCM awe! Glad you two found each other! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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  359.6 #596 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  6041.0 #15 7:12AM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland! Hopefully I'll be their later on today!  - Acuna_Matata  755.8 #226 12:16AM
Oh cool! Hope to see you!  - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 7:14AM
Thank you for taking the time to post this!  - WhatTiggersDoBest  556.9 #339 12:38AM
Thanks for taking the time to read it and let me know you enjoyed it! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 7:15AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR BELOVED DISNEYLAND!!!!HERE'S TO 59 MORE YEARS OF MAGIC!!! - Superspacemountainfan  82.9 #3752 12:38AM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆ yes!! πŸ˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 7:18AM
Feliz cumpleaΓ±os Disneyland!!!! - irmouse  242.8 #1375 2:03AM
πŸ’—πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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  6041.0 #15 7:45AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! I appreciate this post. Thank you - iloveprinceEric  264.1 #1153 2:22AM
I'm so glad to hear that! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 7:45AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland, I will see you soon! - arianwenmcb  214.8 #1735 5:25AM
Oh fun! Will you be attending today's festivities?  - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 7:46AM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! - BelieveInMagic  106.5 #3382 5:26AM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽ - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 7:46AM
Happy birthday disneyland - pikarich  4107.1 #27 5:50AM
πŸ’—πŸŽπŸŽ‰ - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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  98.7 #3504 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  6041.0 #15 8:03AM
Walt Disney definitely! I would have been so honored to meet him! - DisneyFamJEJN11  98.7 #3504 9:17AM
 Thank you. - WishIWereThere  278.8 #996 6:43AM
Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 8:24AM
Happy birthday Disneyland!  Thank you for all of the wonderful memories! - BombFrogFormerCM  877.1 #190 7:03AM
πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 12:28PM
Thank you I always enjoy what you put together with his history posts.  - Midasgold  614.1 #305 7:06AM
Thank YOU sir!  - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 12:29PM
Happy 59th Birthday Disneyland. My Happy Place. See you later today. - Winnie111286  3999.7 #28 7:08AM
Oh cool! Hope you have a great time today!  - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 12:30PM
Thanks. Solo and I love it. - Winnie111286  3999.7 #28 5:48PM
Happy Birthday, Disneyland! And thank you for this great post! - Thumper13  486.7 #403 7:56AM
Thank YOU! So happy you liked it!  - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 12:30PM
Happy Birthday Disneyland! Thank you for the magic Walt! Can't believe I get to be here today. - redrockmickey  101.9 #3457 8:03AM
Woohoo! Hope your day is magical!  - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 12:31PM
Happy birthday disneyland!! - Equestrian115  212.5 #1766 8:07AM
- Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 12:32PM
Happy birthday to Disneyland  - joyful_belle131  54.5 #4376 8:32AM
Yes! πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 12:32PM
Happy Birthday Disneyland!!  Thank you for the awesome post! - Ldgsg  212.4 #1767 8:56AM
Thank YOU for letting me know you enjoyed it! πŸ‘πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 12:33PM
Your very welcome.  I appreciate every single one of your history posts!!  - Ldgsg  212.4 #1767 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  56.9 #4303 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  6041.0 #15 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}  966.2 #175 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  6041.0 #15 11:19AM
Woohoo! Can't wait to go celebrate! - missariel33  2080.8 #65 9:56AM
Wish I would have seen you yesterday. 😒 - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 11:18AM
Thank you! Happy 59th Disneyland!! - CherryTreeLane  460.4 #438 10:26AM
Thank you! 😊🎈🎁 - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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  1137.2 #142 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  6041.0 #15 11:20AM
Wow, what an amazing post!!! As usual. Thank you so much! - 7mouskedoodles  361.0 #592 1:37PM
Thanks so much darlin! Nice seeing you in the lounge! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 11:21AM
Great post!  - jacdanfan  8889.1 #5 2:28PM
::giggles:: thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 11:21AM
Amazing post!!! Thank you.. πŸ˜ƒ - acesdisneygirl  146.1 #2692 2:50PM
Thanks SO much! I worked hard on it! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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  884.1 #185 5:12PM
😍 so kind! Thank you honey! Ha! Good! I'm not the only one!  - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 11:22AM
Good stuff - Dizkid  365.9 #580 5:12PM
Thanks doll! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 11:22AM
Weeeeeeweehaaaaawww !!!!  - snakeinmyboot40  394.0 #533 5:15PM
You can say that again! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 11:22AM
Yay!!! Happy birthday Disneyland!!!!  - PixiePirateMaid  330.6 #693 10:22PM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸ˜ - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 11:23AM
such an awesome day yesterday! happy birthday disneyland! - OhanaPhoto  3697.4 #34 8:30AM
Agreed!🎁 Still bummed I missed YOU though! 😩 - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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  2833.1 #41 2:52PM

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10. MinnieMyLove
33750

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  8.9 #0 2:55AM

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Purchased the Voyageers book through this link so MW benefits twice  - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1622.8 #96 4:48PM
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Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
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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. JPatDL
38.97

2. mikelandreth
20.15

3. Brian
18.52

4. JaredSkellington
14.47

5. DisneyDrea
11.13

6. reinevogue
6.03

7. azdoughboy
5.2

8. TowerOfTerror123
4.15

9. mblanton
3.9

10. Coaster
3.47

 

SEE THE TOP 100


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  1153.0 #140 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  670.6 #273 6:30PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #65703 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  105.0 #3407 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  667.2 #277 2:20PM

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
1.72

2. mamabeam
0.53

3. Goofytom
0.39

4. richiii3
0.12

5. Dolewhipped
0.11

6. MHN15
0.05

7. valj84DisneyAddict
0.04

8. mumzymouse85
0.03

9. TiggerBelle
0.02

10. Rizzobee28
0.02

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyAddict  168.8 #2344 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  43.4 #4769 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  8987.4 #3 11:47AM
Wtg @DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2169.0 #64 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  43.4 #4769 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2169.0 #64 9:42AM
Yay I'm on the list!! First top 10 list I've ever made :) - TiggerBelle  473.8 #418 10:40AM
Probably just jinxed myself lol - TiggerBelle  473.8 #418 10:41AM
First thing I've ever been on too! ☺️ add me for a game so we can keep it up πŸ˜‰ haha - ames013  100.9 #3472 10:37AM

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It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - gedi0614  18.2 #7141 12:13AM

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Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  16.2 #7571 10:18PM

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Here are the recent wait time leaders:

May: MelodyMouse 640.08
April: WARLOCK 228.33
March: HARR_E 290.27
February: jacdanfan 251.32
January: ShariRenee 246.23
December: MelodyMouse 303.05
November: MelodyMouse 410.98
October: jacdanfan 189.98

 Everyone for making   - Boundin  610.5 #308 10:21PM
I get great joy out of helping to fulfill the original intent of this app! (Can ya tell?) - MelodyMouse  5504.7 #16 11:00AM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
15664.2

2. Dave
12805.9

3. Tom
8987.42

4. Plumiegirl
8971.27

5. jacdanfan
8889.09

6. goofygal
8603.62

7. uscdisneyteacher
7533.17

8. CobbPR
7079.67

9. BaseballMickey_CM
7040.53

10. Bullseye
6766.17




Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4398.6 #24 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1292.2 #119 12:34PM
I made the list last night! So cool, huh?! Congrats on the MW acknowledgement!!!  - MommyandBash  105.0 #3407 10:42PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #1964 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  333.2 #679 5:56AM
Sweet, I have 3 on this list!!  - MisFit.Mouse  618.2 #303 2:52AM
After all of this time being away and I made the list - cyndaws  257.8 #1207 1:45AM

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

1. Lake Tahoe Summer Meetup
Aug 01, 2015 09:30am


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  1695.4 #87 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1695.4 #87 10:47PM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1673.1 #92 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1553.4 #97 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1304.3 #115 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10801 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1673.1 #92 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10801 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  1304.3 #115 7:09PM
I heard there's a cool Winchester Mystery House meetup 😬 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  966.2 #175 7:17PM
Any MW Tinkerbell half marathon weekend runners interested in a photo op meet-up/s before one or all 3 of the races??Β  - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  697.4 #253 2:11PM
When is this race? - secretagentangel  1695.4 #87 6:15PM
The 5K is May 8th, 10K May 9th, and the Half is May 10th. - CoachDisney  78.8 #3814 2:43PM
I will for the 5k, will be there Thursday afternoon till Friday noon. - Sleepingbeautysmom  305.0 #823 8:17AM

Disneyland unFORECAST (BETA) is here! Top MouseWaiters giving you the rundown of what's happening at the Disneyland Resort. The unFORECAST now has its own page on the web www.unFORECAST.com

unFORECAST for the week of June 29, 2015

Last year, Independence Week was unusually slow. July 4 was one of the slowest days of the year, if you can believe that! Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our new MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week averaged in the 60s, which is not very crowded at all. It is supposed to cool down a little later in the week, which could bring large crowds this weekend. To get a real-time look at how crowded the Parks are, check the MouseWait app for real-time Crowd Index averages and wait times.  - Admin Jun 29, 2015 12:52PM



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  413.4 #498 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7060 11:53PM
I love these posts!  I do have a question/request/suggestion...is there a way to only show the 3-4 most recent posts?  It's a lot to scroll through. @@Admin - TiggersAndTinks  130.5 #2942 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  237.2 #1437 5:04PM
I hope to be down at the end of August or first part of September. Which would you choose? - DeneciePie  327.9 #705 10:48PM
Sounds like you'll be there for Disneyland half marathon weekend  - MarshaMouse  4390.0 #25 7:41PM
thanx for the opportunity - MommyandBash  105.0 #3407 6:18PM

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 #168 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1673.1 #92 10:53PM
- conant4  14.3 #8118 11:51AM
There are 100's of people standing at bag check. Lines backed up to La Brea Bakery. They've stopped people here to herd over people already in DCA over to DL. And, we see 100's of those folks standing at the gates.  - thompsonsyl  5.2 #16912 2:36AM

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

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!

- valj84DisneyAddict  168.8 #2344 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  43.4 #4769 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyAddict  168.8 #2344 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  18.8 #7007 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  43.4 #4769 8:58AM
Would love to play but I can't add my name to the list.  - mamabeam  9.3 #0 8:28PM
Look for me cinderella85rivas - cinderella85rivas  194.7 #1985 1:04PM


 
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  624.9 #298 8:03PM
I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  26.8 #5862 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
I now have both seasons on my Kindle!!!!  LOVE them!!!!  I also have both of the Voyagers!  So great!!!!!      - valj84DisneyAddict  168.8 #2344 10:57AM
- valj84DisneyAddict  168.8 #2344 9:35PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Peter Pan closed through July 1
Innoventions closed March 31-September 30


DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Luigi's Flying Tires closed through Dec 1
 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.2 #7580 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.7 #811 8:33AM
No!! Peter Pan is one of my favorites... I was hoping to ride it next weekπŸ˜₯😒 - girl97217  116.0 #3213 7:20PM
It really surprises me that they didn't have Peter Pan finished by the time the Diamond Celebration started. I'm going next week and will be sad to miss it.  - RetroMinnie  54.8 #4366 10:06PM
They definitely tried!! - NeddaSzy  41.5 #4858 6:57PM
I think it was delayed, originally supposed to be open earlier. - Sarafina  490.3 #401 12:13PM

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

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  473.7 #419 4:20PM

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  1695.4 #87 11:59PM
was bummed i did not make it two weeks ago,  see you in aug! - MsTikiMermadam  333.2 #679 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  189.8 #2039 9:00AM
I just need WOC - gedi0614  18.2 #7141 1:11AM
Me too! - MellyMelBB  64.9 #4114 9:26AM
Try one or more of the new Diamond desserts! - MsTikiMermadam  333.2 #679 6:40PM

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

1. CobbPR
6688

2. uscdisneyteacher
5879

3. BaseballMickey_CM
5431

4. Dave
5222

5. Duchess_SMK
4948

6. Stitch_Legacy
4712

7. Plumiegirl
4628

8. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
4250

9. ElSuperRaton
4197

10. pikarich
3715



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  2833.1 #41 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  2833.1 #41 2:34PM

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6.Pudgeman 48.95 #262  
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