6250.0 #17 (DL Qual #5

Aug 9, 2014 12:43 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 8-9-14
Good morning!
This day in Disney history August 9th, 1969: forty five years ago, the Haunted Mansion opened to the public in New Orleans Square!

Photo credit: CobbPR

 The mansions beginnings go all the way back to when Walt Disney had artist Ken Anderson work on a walk-through "ghost house".
Ken Anderson

Designers wanted the facade to look like the stereotypical haunted house, but Walt Disney said, “We’ll take care of the outside and let the ghosts take care of the inside.” Sadly Walt passed away two years before the opening, making this the first attraction to open without him. (Dec. 15th,1966) With the loss of their great visionary, the imagineers debated over the design, should it be scary? Funny?

Marc Davis (funny).....

and Claude Coats (scary).......

combined their ideas to create what the mansion is today.

The Haunted Mansion was connected to several myths and urban legends. Since the facade had been up for nearly five years, rumors began making their way through schoolyards and across backyard fences. My favorite, a "test patron" had supposedly been literally "scared to death!" πŸ‘»

Another fun story surrounding the mansion, quoted from my friend @BaseballMickey_CM: "A few months after the Mansion opened in 1969, it closed for a mysterious reason. People thought that it was so scary that someone actually was killed inside. Well actually, the floors of the stretching room where collecting mold and were damaged from a small leak from the water of the Rivers of America, thus, they had to replace the flooring."

BUT the biggest mystery of them all seems to be with the ACTUAL opening date…..every Disney website I've researched says it's the 9th.
BUT I've found evidence to the contrary. You be the judge. For a fascinating read about this:

Madame Leota, the medium in the séance room and the tiny talking figure at the end of the attraction as you exit, is modeled after longtime (WED—now Walt Disney Imagineering) employee, model builder, costumer, and Imagineer Leota Toombs (also known as Leota Thomas).

madame leota
Photo credit: CobbPR

"Serpents, and spiders, tail of a rat...call in the spirits, wherever they're at! Rap on a table, it's time to respond...send us a message from somewhere beyond. Goblins and ghoulies, from last Halloween...awaken the spirits with your tambourines! Creepies, and crawlies, toads in a pond...let there be music, from regions beyond! Wizards and witches, wherever you dwell...give us a hint by ringing a bell!"

When I'm really missing the Mansion, this ride through video helps:

The tune, “Grim Grinning Ghosts” composed by Buddy Baker ........
buddy baker

with lyrics by F. Xavier Atencio.......

 can be heard in nearly every section of the Mansion with various arrangements. "Grim Grinning Ghosts" is not performed by the Mellomen, but rather by a pickup group. The only member of the Mellomen heard is Thurl Ravenscroft, who sings as part of a quintet of singing busts in the graveyard scene (the one wth the mustache). His face is also used, projected onto the bust with a detached head.
Can you name the other four? (pictured in the main collage below) First one who does gets a gold star for today….

To listen to the original recording of the story of the Mansion (I believe you can purchase this CD in the park):

To listen to an interview with "The Black Widow Bride" Kat Cressida (also pictured in the collage below, added in 2006 for the 50th anniversary):

For an amazing website with TONS more info about the Mansion:

Photo credit: CobbPR

What's YOUR favorite thing about Haunted Mansion?
Do you prefer the original version or the NBC Holiday one?

Photo credit: CobbPR

Thanks so much for reading and watching! Hope you all have a super Saturday!

Happy 45th anniversary Haunted Mansion!

"Hurry Baaaaack!"
Photo Credit: CobbPR

Photo credits for the collage below go to our very own MW photographers:
CobbPR- Haunted Mansion exterior, and Madame Leota
Photography by Ken Leonard (Retired Kid Again): Singing busts in the graveyard
MrMOMzers: Ballroom shooter, and Black Widow

Websites referenced:

Tagged in: Attractions  Disney History  
My favorite ride! πŸ’œ πŸ‘  - luxkitty  3222.0 #41 12:45AM
You have an awesome Mansion sticker collection! - WishIWereThere  293.9 #930 7:07AM
Yay! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 9:07AM
Thanks for sharing! Loved reading this history. - DizneyGirl  895.4 #7 4:57AM
Oh you're so welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 9:07AM
- thomasOmalley  34.3 #5447 12:40PM
Hi babe! πŸ˜˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:15AM
Wonderful lesson and history as always! - CobbPR  7208.2 #12 4:05PM
😊 thank you Sir! Thanks for the use if your photos!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 8:35PM
This is usually the first or second attraction my family goes in during every trip. ;alternates with Pirates) - fab5  150.0 #2690 5:35PM
πŸ‘ do you prefer the original or the nbc version?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 6:55AM
i like seeing the pet cemetary and i believe that side of the mansion was rthe original line, also love all the puns on the tombstones and the mansion always the last laugh when you exit by the turnstille there a speaker that laughs at you, also snce the ride is underground the imagineers placed fake tree brances as you exit to simultae the underground appearance which they also did in pirates as well - pikarich  4993.1 #23 12:52AM
I'll have to look for those tree branches! I've never notice them! Thanks pikarich ! πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 9:14AM
I can't imagine DL without this attraction. It is not my favorite but I love the history behind it. So many back stories and characters. They have become a part of the magic. Our family enjoys the overlay . The decorations and smells are exciting to experience. Thanks for this post! We appreciate all the work that goes into them. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1448.3 #111 12:57AM
1st vote for NBC βœ”οΈ. Thank you so much for your kind words. These posts are indeed a lot of work and I so appreciate you always taking the time to answer my questions! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 9:16AM
- evilemohand  916.9 #196 4:47AM
😊what's your favorite part and do you prefer the original version or the NBC overlay? - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 9:17AM
 One of the best attractions - Chumash28  1161.5 #149 5:03AM
I agree! Which version do you prefer?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 9:17AM
My favorite thing about the Mansion is there is always something new to see. Find something new every time I go on. I hope the see the pet cemetery some day. And I like both the original and Jack mansions equally.  - erinten  539.9 #371 5:34AM
😊 isn't it funny, people who don't have AP's and don't understand our love for Disney think we could get bored or think "we've seen it all already". Piffft! I'm with you girl, every time I go to the park I see something new! A vote for each version βœ”οΈβœ”οΈπŸ˜‚πŸ‘‹ thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 9:23AM
Great post! 😘😘😘 - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1188.9 #144 6:28AM
Thank you love! What's your favorite part of the mansion? And what version do you prefer?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 9:24AM
My favorite! Thank you for doing this   - WishIWereThere  293.9 #930 6:51AM
Oh cool! πŸ‘» thanks for reading and commenting! What's your favorite part of the ride and do you prefer the original or nbc overlay? - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 9:25AM
I have not seen the nbc version. I love the hallway, looking at the changing portraits, looking out the window at the rain,and it just gets better from there  - WishIWereThere  293.9 #930 9:42AM
Oh no? Oh I hope you get to enjoy it this year! Good choice for a favorite part!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 6:56AM
That was awesome, very much enjoy reading the story.  - DavidDisney  37.0 #5267 7:07AM
πŸ‘‹ hey you! Long time no see! Thank you! Do you prefer the original or nbc version?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 11:45AM
Verne RowChuck Schroeder Jay MeyerBob EbrightHow'd I do?Love this!  And I remember when it was new. So much fun back in those days. First POTC opened and then it was the Haunted Mansion!  Seems like something new was there with each visit we has back then!  (Also, IASW.) this has always been a favorite, along with POTC. Still is today, and thankfully with my family, as well!  It's nice to see the words of Madame Leota up there. I could heard that in her voice as I read it. Fun!  Thank you for another awesome history post, my dear! 😘  - MeridaFan  4171.1 #33 7:16AM
All the pick up singers? You go, girl!!! - PrincessCindy  120.8 #3176 7:54AM
πŸ‘πŸ‘ - MeridaFan  4171.1 #33 9:07AM
Girl you did it! 🌟 there's your star! Wear it proudly today ok? 😊 so happy you enjoyed the read! You're so blessed to have been on the parks when so many attractions opened! What part is your favorite? Do you prefer the original or nbc version?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 9:34AM
Yay!  I got the 🌟 star!!  And wear it proudly, I shall!  Teehee. Thank you!  I love both versions, but I am kind of partial to the nbc one of late because it brings to mind the holidays and all the fun times associated with that time of year. I really should talk to my cousins, since they lived in Anaheim back then and were possibly there on opening day for some of these awesome rides and attractions! - MeridaFan  4171.1 #33 10:40AM
I love the HM and it's definitely one of my favorites!!  Loved this post so much, thank you!  My fav part is the dining room scene.  I like both versions, but if I could only pick one it would have to be the original.  πŸ‘» - MinnieMousewife  896.8 #198 7:24AM
So happy you enjoyed the read! Thank you! Good choice for a favorite! And βœ”οΈ Another vote for the original! Thanks for answering my questions dear! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 1:36PM
Such a wonderful post, thank you!  - FrankenweenieVelinee  2796.0 #44 7:33AM
Thanks love! What's your favorite part? Do you prefer the original or nbc holiday version?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 1:37PM
Nightmare Before Christmas Holiday!! Next month!! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2796.0 #44 3:06PM
Great post, as usual! I have never seen it at Halloween time with the overlay, so I am super excited to go this October! - Thumper13  489.1 #418 7:37AM
Thanks! 😊 oh I'm excited for you! It's a must see! πŸ‘ what's your favorite part of the original version?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 1:38PM
First thing I read this am. Awesome stuff here. I would have said NBC Holiday because it has been so long since we have seen the mansion without it. Having just ridden it 2 weeks ago I would say I like it better without it. I think it is much scarier and the lines didn't seem as long IMO.  - Dizkid  373.5 #586 7:38AM
βœ”οΈ For original. 😊 Glad you enjoyed the read. It's always nice when the ride isn't so long.  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 6:58AM
Thank you sooo much for this!!! Went through everything but the Kat Cressida interview, which I'm going to buy 'cause I love the Bride! My preference is the classic HM because it's scarier. The NBC mansion is a little too day glow for me. Loved this post!! - PrincessCindy  120.8 #3176 7:51AM
- PrincessCindy  120.8 #3176 7:56AM
Oh good! Really happy you enjoyed all the links. 😊 βœ”οΈ for original version.  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:02AM
Thanks for this history lesson. I love all the facts! I can't wait to show my son this post. Today is his birthday and I know he will be excited that he shares this day with Disney history. I love this ride. I love both dress ups but I think I favor NBC.  - Bassplayerswife  446.1 #475 8:05AM
Oh wow! Hope he got a kick out of reading this. 😊 βœ”οΈ Vote for nbc. Thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:04AM
You do an amazing job on these DL history posts. I love it! Thank you so much! - 7mouskedoodles  371.6 #590 8:10AM
Awe! Thanks so much sweetie! They take along time so appreciate you letting me know you enjoy them! 😘 what's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:05AM
Terrific post!  Especially liked the part about the disputed opening day. I like both, but if I had to chose, I'd take the original. And hope to be riding it later today! - redsoxcarlos  2209.9 #66 8:25AM
Thank you Sir! Hope you got to take that ride! πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘» βœ”οΈ For original HM.  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:07AM
I sure did! - redsoxcarlos  2209.9 #66 5:45PM
πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘ - LaPearleNoir  1730.0 #95 8:29AM
Hi LaPearleNoir ! πŸ‘‹ what's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:08AM
Hi there! πŸ‘‹ I really enjoy the NBC version and I look forward to it every year. - LaPearleNoir  1730.0 #95 7:44AM
Thanks for the great post, loved that you used the talent of some of our awesome MWers! - piratelife4me  1046.6 #170 9:01AM
Thank you ma'am! 😊 oh good! They really are fantastic pics! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:08AM
Love them both! :) - piratelife4me  1046.6 #170 8:22AM
Hi - toystory3  4384.4 #1 9:16AM
Hi! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:09AM
Wow this was a very interesting morning read. Thanks for posting it! - TakeMeToNeverland19  25.9 #6248 10:25AM
Oh thank you! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:09AM
The original! Although I do love the Nightmare before Christmas version - TakeMeToNeverland19  25.9 #6248 11:59AM
Another wonderful post.  Thank you.  I love the original version and my minis are crazy about the NBC version.  - DisLUVney  626.0 #314 10:27AM
Thank you doll! 😘 βœ”οΈ one for original βœ”οΈβœ”οΈ For nbc!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:10AM
Honestly I miss it when jack takes over. I like jack and all but having it for four months is too long for me. I start missing the original.  - MarshaMouse  5010.1 #22 10:45AM
I agree, it a nice change but I always miss the original after awhile. 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:11AM
- Winnie111286  9266.6 #8 10:46AM
Morning Winnie! πŸ‘‹ what's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:12AM
I love the Holiday version but miss the original when it's away. - Winnie111286  9266.6 #8 10:55PM
Rode it this morning and thought about the Holiday version will be here next month. Exciting. - Winnie111286  9266.6 #8 10:57PM
So interesting to read all about this. Thanks for sharing! - DarthTinkerbell  684.7 #276 10:46AM
I'm overjoyed you liked it! Thank you! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:12AM
I'm sad to say that I have only seen the original version. My birthday is in October, so it's always been a dream of mine to see the mansion decorated for Halloween. One day.The strange thing is, I never knew the mansion was that old. My parents used to take me to the park when I was younger every year. I remember being in the area of the mansion, but have no memory of it at all. I spent a good chunk of my day yesterday trying o figure out why they never took me on it. I seriously thought the mansion was only about 20 years old. The first time I went on it was when I went with my kids. Again, thanks for educating me on this Duchess_SMK you really got my mind going today! It was a great history lesson! - DarthTinkerbell  684.7 #276 11:07AM
My favorite ride! I so wish I could be there today  - FoolishMortal138  368.1 #598 10:47AM
Is it? Cool! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:13AM
I love the normal version but I don't mind Jack at all during the holidays  - FoolishMortal138  368.1 #598 9:43AM
Stopped for one more ride before trip back home - CoachSteve  127.1 #3054 11:45AM
Nice one! 😊safe travels! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:13AM
- secretagentangel  3071.5 #43 12:15PM
Hey saa! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜˜ what's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:14AM
I like both, but probably NBC more.on the  NBC DVD there's an option for extras and if you click on it it will take you see several tours on HM with Christmas and without and some with all the sounds,  and some a walking tour on what and why and who did what!!!really interesting and fun. - secretagentangel  3071.5 #43 3:06PM
Awesome!  - GallowsGal  0.6 #0 12:33PM
Awe! Thanks so much!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:14AM
very cool - foundpluto1  2051.4 #73 12:55PM
Well thank you! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:15AM
 Great history post! Like the original version the best. Would love to know who the other singing busts are, I knew about Thurl. Thanks, really enjoyed. Posting while eaten chicken at Plaza Inn! - jacdanfan  10973.4 #3 1:10PM
MeridaFanHasNoAP  won the gold star for the day for naming all of em. πŸ‘† up there. So coolYou were eating chicken while reading this! πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ thanks for the kind words!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:18AM
❀️❀️❀️❀️Great post  - joyful_belle131  59.2 #4368 1:44PM
Thank so much!  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:18AM
My all time favorite! - goofygal  10642.1 #4 2:59PM
Oh yay! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:19AM
Fantastic post!!!         - adisneyfamily  998.3 #184 6:23PM
Thank you kindly! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:19AM
One of my Β favorite things about Β the Haunted Mansion, is the scared feeling I get, after NBC is put away. Β Don't get me wrong, I ❀️ that the 2 holidays c 1000 ollide, and it's cute and not really scary, and especially, the music! (Danny Elfman, an AMAZING Composer, record producer, and actor.) Β but when you haven't gone in a long time, and they place the Mansion back to normal, it's a great magical scary feeling all over again! 😊 lol ❀️❀️ - MadameLeota  3633.4 #38 7:16PM
I totally agree with you! Thanks for adding that info about the nbc version composer. πŸ’—πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:20AM
- Plumiegirl  9814.5 #7 8:26PM
πŸ‘‹ hey Plumie! Hope you're feeling good! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:21AM
My second most favorite ride!!!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ - PixiePirateMaid  334.9 #701 9:29PM
πŸ‘»πŸ‘πŸ’— what's your first?  - Duchess_SMK  6250.0 #17 7:21AM
Pirates πŸ’— - PixiePirateMaid  334.9 #701 3:02PM
:) :) - E-Ticket  1437.2 #114 8:02AM
a must every trip!!! even if it's the only thing we ride :) thank you so much for this awesome history on HM! - OhanaPhoto  4569.2 #25 10:13AM

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*s - Plumiegirl  9814.5 #7 10:15PM

Here are the recent wait time leaders:

October: toystory3 1571.8
August: Melody_CM 726.93
July: MelodyMouse 417.38
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  652.2 #295 10:21PM
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  1924.4 #82 5:39AM
Wow. Sorry to hear that. I'm on ATT and sometimes can't connect, tho it is rare - Melody_CM  9897.4 #6 8:12PM
Does ATT have personal space for power . I know that's not the correct name. Look in settings.  - suzieq65  103.5 #3498 2:46PM
great job! It's the wait times that brought me to this app. Thank you - Kimo  204.6 #1910 8:16PM
The mysterious disappearing month of June! - Melody_CM  9897.4 #6 12:13PM
No one updated times in June - philliprocks  1297.2 #130 8:05AM
I was blocked in June. :( - Taunton  729.3 #256 1:57AM
I think the park was closed that month. Preparation for the big 60th.  - MeridaFan  4171.1 #33 9:52PM
Lol - Oinker34  1388.1 #122 7:08AM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM

2. Stitch_Legacy

3. RickChavez

4. ScooterMike

5. SPandEvLover

6. caramiapoohsadface

7. IDVandalSkipperCM

8. Dave

9. Duchess_SMK

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream


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

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  1015.6 #180 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1875.9 #86 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  341.4 #680 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  28.2 #5987 2:38PM

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

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  516.0 #391 4:20PM
Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  9.8 #10757 9:01AM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  397.9 #549 7:05PM

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! 

- MommyandBash  341.4 #680 4:52PM
- MissAmericaSings  401.5 #542 7:58AM
Got them all, and extras! - jacdanfan  10973.4 #3 1:54PM
- MommyandBash  341.4 #680 9:22PM

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 first week of December 2015
The first week of December is usually light as the Disneyland Resort temporarily moves to shorter operating hours. Monday will be crowded, Tuesday through Thursday should be a lot lighter, then look for bigger crowds starting Friday and through the weekend. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the low 70s (approx 70% capacity). Important note when comparing last year's Crowd Index: we've seen larger crowds on average this year due to the 60th Celebration activities. 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 Nov 30, 2015 2:56PM

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  587.1 #337 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7418 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  415.4 #518 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  164.8 #2472 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  248.9 #1342 5:04PM
I'm glad Saturday's are good we are going tomorrow ! - vanessav87  5.4 #17077 3:45PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.4 #79526 12:12PM

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

October 2015: Winnie111286 1660.63
August 2015: Melody_CM 740.2
July 2015: Winnie111286 463.58
May 2015: MelodyMouse 679.4
April 2015: Fantasmicfan1 466.89
March 2015: HARR_E 423.38

! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2796.0 #44 7:16AM
- MowgliLovesBaloo  67.2 #0 5:18PM
- boomom  342.9 #676 4:47PM
Congrats - Chumash28  1161.5 #149 2:19PM

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

Dec 01, 2015 04:00pm

2. Zocalo Meet-up
Dec 02, 2015 05:30pm

3. Zocalo Meet-up
Dec 02, 2015 05:30pm

4. Tower of Terror MeetUp
Dec 13, 2015 10:00am

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  3071.5 #43 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  3071.5 #43 10:47PM
Thank You - suzieq65  103.5 #3498 6:20PM
We will be there in November - makeitbluesaysmerriwether  59.5 #4365 9:58AM
Every Tuesday? - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  29.8 #5837 10:46PM
Every Tuesday as of right now we meet in DL after La Brea eats., I'll post on Sunday, but there are one or two Tuesday's coming up with MHP we'll have to move to another night!  - secretagentangel  3071.5 #43 11:29PM
We meet straight in DL now due to crowds but many stop for lunch first at la Brea!  Hope to see you there!! - secretagentangel  3071.5 #43 2:01PM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1875.9 #86 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1730.0 #95 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1441.2 #113 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #11417 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1875.9 #86 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #11417 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  1441.2 #113 7:09PM
I am going 10/31! - 714jen  17.1 #7756 12:18AM
We'll be there 10/31 - kimm84  115.3 #3287 6:23PM

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  1449.2 #110 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  10973.4 #3 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  125.9 #3072 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM


Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue will close permanently Jan 10
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
Season of the Force-Hyperspace Mountain begins November 16


Soarin' Over California Nov 2-12
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  16.3 #7951 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  325.8 #746 8:33AM
- debbiev  1125.9 #156 4:29PM
- disneyforme  181.2 #0 9:48PM

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

2. secretagentangel


4. DisneyGrandma

5. leopardditz2000

6. Melody_CM

7. debbiev

8. DarthFairy

9. MeridaFan

10. teach67


  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  296.0 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  103.5 #3498 9:06PM
#10 needs a pic bad! - DarthFairy  334.2 #704 12:42PM
@DisLUVney, lol weren't we just talking about this haha - MinnieTinker  587.5 #336 8:58PM
I can't help myself....help me. πŸ˜‚ - DisLUVney  626.0 #314 9:23PM
Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  26.5 #6163 10:52PM


1. dbruni3

2. rvivrette

3. MeridaFan

4. figzchic

5. paulapit

6. bigfoot79

7. AlliVenn

8. deckerfan

9. MinnieTinker

10. dsnylvr1975


I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  9897.4 #6 11:30PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  458.0 #454 9:59AM
Winnie shreds! - DarthFairy  334.2 #704 10:53PM
Chee-hoo @Winnie111286 look at you up at #1! Well done!πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ - DarthTinkerbell  684.7 #276 9:28AM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster

2. Dave

3. jacdanfan

4. goofygal

5. Tom

6. Melody_CM

7. Plumiegirl

8. Winnie111286

9. ShariRenee

10. uscdisneyteacher

Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  3071.5 #43 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  1868.3 #87 8:50AM

Please help me welcome FreePrints to the MouseWait family: the Official Photo App of MouseWait! FreePrints is the highest rated, most popular photo printing app in the world.

Download FreePrints for free (iOSAndroidWindows PhonePC/Mac version) and get up to 85 4x6 free photos per month--up to 1000 per year (make sure you select MouseWait from the "how did you hear about us" drop down). Their app is intuitive and simple to use, making it easy to print your favorite pics from your phone. There are NO subscriptions or commitments. All you pay is shipping (from $1.99 to $9.99). Thanks for your support!

I love this App. I've used for a while. Easy to use and conveniently shipped to home! - ElectricMayhemMom  1282.9 #132 5:30PM
welcome FREEPRINTS!  Thanks Admin for getting great stuff for us! - snowgrey  6.0 #15416 1:51PM
Just put in my first order.  - torino06  10.3 #10438 1:42PM
Just got my first order. Great photos.  - torino06  10.3 #10438 12:16PM

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  274.9 #1089 9:59PM
How do you get discount on AP passes. Guessing use MOUSEWAIT - suzieq65  103.5 #3498 4:00PM
You get discounts on AP by renewing early. It's through Disney . They'll send you a card.  - secretagentangel  3071.5 #43 8:58PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - Woodylover  42.9 #4968 12:13AM
Apparently whatever I was trying to buy doesn't apply. Dang - Poisen_Ivy  313.3 #808 12:47PM

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  250.1 #1326 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  91.0 #3691 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  250.1 #1326 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  20.6 #7021 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  91.0 #3691 8:58AM
- djmickeymouse  10.3 #0 5:17PM
- princessvg  46.1 #4838 8:35AM

Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4406.8 #30 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1449.2 #110 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  990.8 #185 3:48PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2018 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  679.2 #283 5:56AM
First time making the real time list!! Cool. Thanks admin - buzzgoneyear92  210.5 #1845 12:03PM
Here! Yay! - LadyTrampTraveler8  48.3 #0 10:36AM

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. dbruni3

2. rvivrette

3. figzchic

4. paulapit

5. bigfoot79

6. AlliVenn

7. deckerfan

8. dsnylvr1975

9. shandale1972

10. fuzziepumpkin



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  28.2 #5987 7:14AM
Wow! I'm on the list 😊 - disneymom1  255.4 #1273 10:17PM
Awesome job MWs!!!  - calidream1  397.9 #549 6:46PM
Wow!!!! I made the list!!! And to think only a week ago, I only had 7 points!! - disneyforme  181.2 #0 1:21PM

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  842.2 #212 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  208.8 #1863 7:31PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  208.8 #1863 7:31PM
    - teapotsandteacups  39.5 #5134 8:56AM

Subscribe to the MouseWait Email NEWSletter for Disneyland and MouseWait news, and never miss an update! 

Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  33.3 #5527 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  41.7 #5031 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2163.6 #69 9:33AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  21.4 #6894 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  26.5 #6163 7:25PM

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. beentoall

2. DisneyMakesMeSmile

3. mamabeam

4. nikkidee

5. jessica.stocking.77

6. DisneyDudette

7. yanks22

8. DonaldRox

9. Boundin

10. Moog


Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  250.1 #1326 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  91.0 #3691 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  10156.7 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2385.5 #60 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  91.0 #3691 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2385.5 #60 9:42AM
Wow, just tried it for the first time on Friday. Yikes, I thought I knew a lot but was I wrong!!! 😦 - varela2892  28.2 #5987 10:02PM
Does being on this list get me credits? New here and trying to figure this all out. - teaching76  0.5 #0 1:30PM
You get some credits for playing and winning. - sawman911  2163.6 #69 1:37PM
Playing against an opponent, not solo - misschurro  6192.6 #18 9:09PM

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  1376.7 #124 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2163.6 #69 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4171.1 #33 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #66743 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  341.4 #680 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  1032.9 #174 2:20PM

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  1859.7 #89 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  406.8 #533 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  82.1 #3855 12:06AM
I will do this next time I'm on Amazon! - DisneyLov3r  38.4 #0 5:02PM

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