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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!

HM
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).....
mark

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

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:
http://tinyurl.com/lvq6kbl

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:
http://tinyurl.com/nkg3krt



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

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

 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):
http://tinyurl.com/9z8xl3m



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):
http://tinyurl.com/kjkbzqm

For an amazing website with TONS more info about the Mansion:
http://tinyurl.com/5l26re

hitchhikers
Photo credit: CobbPR

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


jack
Photo credit: CobbPR

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

Happy 45th anniversary Haunted Mansion!

"Hurry Baaaaack!"
bride
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:
thisdayindisneyhistory.com
longforgottenhauntedmansion.blogspot.com
doombuggies.com
mousewait.com
davelandweb.com
youtube.com
d23.com

Tagged in: Attractions  Disney History  
My favorite ride! πŸ’œ πŸ‘  - luxkitty  4283.7 #36 12:45AM
You have an awesome Mansion sticker collection! - WishIWereThere  307.8 #923 7:07AM
Yay! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 9:07AM
Thanks for sharing! Loved reading this history. - DizneyGirl  1009.4 #8 4:57AM
Oh you're so welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 9:07AM
- thomasOmalley  34.3 #5823 12:40PM
Hi babe! πŸ˜˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:15AM
Wonderful lesson and history as always! - CobbPR  7314.7 #16 4:05PM
😊 thank you Sir! Thanks for the use if your photos!  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 8:35PM
This is usually the first or second attraction my family goes in during every trip. ;alternates with Pirates) - fab5  150.0 #2796 5:35PM
πŸ‘ do you prefer the original or the nbc version?  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 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  6224.4 #22 12:52AM
I'll have to look for those tree branches! I've never notice them! Thanks pikarich ! πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 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  2181.1 #76 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  6549.5 #19 9:16AM
- evilemohand  1222.2 #154 4:47AM
😊what's your favorite part and do you prefer the original version or the NBC overlay? - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 9:17AM
 One of the best attractions - Chumash28  1343.7 #141 5:03AM
I agree! Which version do you prefer?  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 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 #409 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  6549.5 #19 9:23AM
Great post! 😘😘😘 - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1191.2 #159 6:28AM
Thank you love! What's your favorite part of the mansion? And what version do you prefer?  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 9:24AM
My favorite! Thank you for doing this   - WishIWereThere  307.8 #923 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  6549.5 #19 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  307.8 #923 9:42AM
Oh no? Oh I hope you get to enjoy it this year! Good choice for a favorite part!  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 6:56AM
That was awesome, very much enjoy reading the story.  - DavidDisney  37.1 #5599 7:07AM
πŸ‘‹ hey you! Long time no see! Thank you! Do you prefer the original or nbc version?  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 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  4244.2 #38 7:16AM
All the pick up singers? You go, girl!!! - PrincessCindy  120.8 #3290 7:54AM
πŸ‘πŸ‘ - MeridaFan  4244.2 #38 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  6549.5 #19 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  4244.2 #38 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  917.0 #212 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  6549.5 #19 1:36PM
Such a wonderful post, thank you!  - FrankenweenieVelinee  3624.6 #45 7:33AM
Thanks love! What's your favorite part? Do you prefer the original or nbc holiday version?  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 1:37PM
Nightmare Before Christmas Holiday!! Next month!! - FrankenweenieVelinee  3624.6 #45 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  516.9 #434 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  6549.5 #19 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  498.2 #457 7:38AM
βœ”οΈ For original. 😊 Glad you enjoyed the read. It's always nice when the ride isn't so long.  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 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 #3290 7:51AM
- PrincessCindy  120.8 #3290 7:56AM
Oh good! Really happy you enjoyed all the links. 😊 βœ”οΈ for original version.  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 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  788.3 #253 8:05AM
Oh wow! Hope he got a kick out of reading this. 😊 βœ”οΈ Vote for nbc. Thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:04AM
You do an amazing job on these DL history posts. I love it! Thank you so much! - 7mouskedoodles  371.6 #647 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  6549.5 #19 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  3828.4 #42 8:25AM
Thank you Sir! Hope you got to take that ride! πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘» βœ”οΈ For original HM.  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:07AM
I sure did! - redsoxcarlos  3828.4 #42 5:45PM
πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘ - LaPearleNoir  2355.7 #71 8:29AM
Hi LaPearleNoir ! πŸ‘‹ what's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:08AM
Hi there! πŸ‘‹ I really enjoy the NBC version and I look forward to it every year. - LaPearleNoir  2355.7 #71 7:44AM
Thanks for the great post, loved that you used the talent of some of our awesome MWers! - piratelife4me  1069.3 #183 9:01AM
Thank you ma'am! 😊 oh good! They really are fantastic pics! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:08AM
Love them both! :) - piratelife4me  1069.3 #183 8:22AM
Hi - toystory3  11438.1 #1 9:16AM
Hi! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:09AM
Wow this was a very interesting morning read. Thanks for posting it! - TakeMeToNeverland19  28.2 #6451 10:25AM
Oh thank you! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:09AM
The original! Although I do love the Nightmare before Christmas version - TakeMeToNeverland19  28.2 #6451 11:59AM
Another wonderful post.  Thank you.  I love the original version and my minis are crazy about the NBC version.  - DisLUVney  637.7 #337 10:27AM
Thank you doll! 😘 βœ”οΈ one for original βœ”οΈβœ”οΈ For nbc!  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 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  5036.3 #28 10:45AM
I agree, it a nice change but I always miss the original after awhile. 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:11AM
- Winnie111286  20002.3 #3 10:46AM
Morning Winnie! πŸ‘‹ what's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:12AM
I love the Holiday version but miss the original when it's away. - Winnie111286  20002.3 #3 10:55PM
Rode it this morning and thought about the Holiday version will be here next month. Exciting. - Winnie111286  20002.3 #3 10:57PM
So interesting to read all about this. Thanks for sharing! - DarthTinkerbell  944.8 #207 10:46AM
I'm overjoyed you liked it! Thank you! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 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  944.8 #207 11:07AM
My favorite ride! I so wish I could be there today  - FoolishMortal138  513.6 #441 10:47AM
Is it? Cool! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:13AM
I love the normal version but I don't mind Jack at all during the holidays  - FoolishMortal138  513.6 #441 9:43AM
Stopped for one more ride before trip back home - CoachSteve  187.6 #2224 11:45AM
Nice one! 😊safe travels! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:13AM
- secretagentangel  7418.7 #14 12:15PM
Hey saa! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜˜ what's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 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  7418.7 #14 3:06PM
Awesome!  - GallowsGal  0.6 #0 12:33PM
Awe! Thanks so much!  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:14AM
very cool - foundpluto1  2360.8 #70 12:55PM
Well thank you! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 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  12369.3 #6 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  6549.5 #19 7:18AM
❀️❀️❀️❀️Great post  - joyful_belle131  59.4 #4604 1:44PM
Thank so much!  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:18AM
My all time favorite! - goofygal  11971.9 #7 2:59PM
Oh yay! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:19AM
Fantastic post!!!         - adisneyfamily  1004.0 #198 6:23PM
Thank you kindly! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 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  4641.5 #31 7:16PM
I totally agree with you! Thanks for adding that info about the nbc version composer. πŸ’—πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:20AM
- Plumiegirl  10357.6 #9 8:26PM
πŸ‘‹ hey Plumie! Hope you're feeling good! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:21AM
My second most favorite ride!!!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ - PixiePirateMaid  355.6 #695 9:29PM
πŸ‘»πŸ‘πŸ’— what's your first?  - Duchess_SMK  6549.5 #19 7:21AM
Pirates πŸ’— - PixiePirateMaid  355.6 #695 3:02PM
:) :) - E-Ticket  1477.8 #122 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  6474.8 #21 10:13AM

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Wow! Winnie crushing it! - vuzilla  2.3 #0 4:26PM

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

I have the countdown and I love it! - tree320  0.6 #0 9:26AM
Just got it! - Dizkid  498.2 #457 12:29PM
I need to get this  - MisSingAlong  99.5 #0 1:11AM
Doesn't everyone have a countdown clock on the top of one of their pinball machines?  Unfortunately mine is blank because our DL trip was weeks ago :( - awhittle  0.0 #127996 10:15AM
That just means it's time to start planning! πŸ˜€ - AngiMouse  125.0 #3206 1:02PM
Ours is blank too with no plans anytime soon. That's why I come to β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈ - DisneyMom13  331.5 #777 7:30PM
Me too πŸ˜€ - AngiMouse  125.0 #3206 8:53AM

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  5095.3 #27 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  12369.3 #6 6:08AM
  - JediKitty  1204.1 #158 10:32PM
I miss the  - DisneyMom13  331.5 #777 1:34AM

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

1. uscdisneyteacher
6920

2. CobbPR
6911

3. Winnie111286
6828

4. misschurro
6233

5. Dave
6164

6. BaseballMickey
6027

7. pikarich
5721

8. Plumiegirl
5584

9. Duchess_SMK
5512

10. Stitch_Legacy
4717



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4641.5 #31 9:51PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  503.3 #453 8:06PM
This is so true, it never changes, what's up with that lol - itsmyglassslipper  423.5 #549 12:28PM

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

Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  65.5 #4416 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  331.5 #777 10:32AM
 to  - DisneyHeidi09  227.5 #1705 5:18PM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #592 7:05PM
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What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  159.5 #2641 3:57PM
Darn, I just spent a night at a Courtyard Marriott in Irvine. Guess that doesn't count? - DisneyMom13  331.5 #777 2:00AM
@@@@@@@@@@Admin I sent an email about my stay at the Courtyard Marriott and haven't received the credits. Should I be doing this another way? Thank you! - PeppersGhost  224.0 #1747 11:30AM
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Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey
8007.08

2. Stitch_Legacy
5143.16

3. RickChavez
3672.13

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4777.61

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8
4485.49

7. DLKenCA
2916.1

8. IDVandalSkipperCM
2596.85

9. Dave
13820.4

10. LilSterner
5828.36



SEE TOP 50 NEWS CONTRIBUTORS

#Breaking news 🚨  This needs to be updated! - MadameLeota  4641.5 #31 3:40PM
Just a little...;) - ShariRenee  10697.2 #8 4:44PM
Okay, a little bit! Lol - MadameLeota  4641.5 #31 10:56PM


Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.7 #35 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  5095.3 #27 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1231.6 #151 3:48PM
Fantastic!! - Ilovegoofy  122.9 #3243 4:37PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2110 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1352.3 #140 5:56AM
Thank you to all who post from the park!! Love seeing the park when I cannot be there. - snowgrey  8.0 #13443 2:49PM
Top of the list  - buzzgoneyear92  276.2 #1158 12:09AM

Did you know that you can find refurb info with a quick iPhone Spotlight Search? Learn how to find updated Disneyland info fast with a few hidden tricks in MouseWait 9. Post your tips below!


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  2025.8 #87 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  460.3 #503 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
Just spent $100. Surely not my last order this month - Dianat710  75.1 #4155 4:46PM
Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  170.5 #2472 9:45AM

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DISNEYLAND PARK:

Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue CLOSED permanently
Fantasmic! Jan 10-TBA
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-TBA
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-TBA
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-TBA
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes Jan 10-TBA
Tom Sawyer Island Jan 10-TBA

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Silly Symphony Swings closed -- TBA



 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7588 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  357.5 #686 8:33AM
Any idea when Autotopia will re-open?  - CentralCoastAuntVon  114.5 #3425 9:51PM
hopefully never - Dave   13820.4 #4 9:27PM
Bully - secretagentangel  7418.7 #14 1:57PM
My Kids enjoy Autopia - E-Ticket  1477.8 #122 8:29PM
Haha we do enjoy Autopia also!! My niece is very concerned about all the construction going on but knows it will be much better!  - CentralCoastAuntVon  114.5 #3425 1:17PM
Dave be nice!!! My sister is mentally handicapped and only loves autotopia and teacups... But the fumes make her faint. lol! Dave I hear you!  - verofern  138.6 #2989 1:56AM
Will Indiana jones reopen on the 3 or will it reopen on the 4 - Disneylandgirl1955  45.3 #5156 5:52AM
It was open today - AngieC  238.3 #1560 10:58PM

What if Walt never dreamed of Disneyland? What would your life be like? What would the world be like? Get Book Two of the VOYAGEERS Saga - The Great Storyteller - on Amazon. Buy the Paperback and get the Kindle version FREE! 

Thank you Admin! This book is a great read. I recommend it to anyone who is a Disney fan. Can't wait for the next one! - grumpypapa  7429.2 #13 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7752 10:32PM
  - teapotsandteacups  890.2 #217 10:17PM
- sunvalgifts  170.5 #2472 7:40AM

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  2873.3 #52 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  331.5 #777 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  331.5 #777 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2993.0 #49 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4244.2 #38 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #68918 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  433.2 #536 12:18PM
It happens, if you want start a game and I'll play you. I take a couple days off a week but I'll finish the games I start. - richiii3  1603.4 #114 2:20PM

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
117300

2. teapotsandteacups
110000

3. jacdanfan
105000

4. leopardditz2000
89000

5. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
85000

6. Melody_CM
65000

7. DisneyGrandma
65000

8. debbiev
61750

9. DarthFairy
58950

10. MinnieMyLove
46500

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  1051.6 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  150.0 #2793 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  503.3 #453 7:43PM
I finally made a list besides wait times.wait times has become almost impossible with the crowds,reception blows.but thank you for all you do@@@@Admin - DarthFairy  503.3 #453 7:43PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  170.5 #2472 12:21PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.2 #4660 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  99.4 #3690 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2993.0 #49 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  43.2 #5258 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  331.5 #777 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  723.5 #287 8:06AM
Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7195 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  48.0 #5041 7:25PM

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

We want more books - sctoaonk75  295.3 #995 7:42PM
- MommyandBash  433.2 #536 4:52PM
We want more books - sctoaonk75  295.3 #995 7:42PM
- sunvalgifts  170.5 #2472 12:55PM

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

1. It's still #CHRISTMAS IN JULY SO TIME FOR A #MWMEETUP ! ZOCALO, TRIVIA, ATTRACTIONS
Jul 29, 2016 12:00am

2. One last time, ride the attractions and more! DCA, TOT and MONSTERS
Aug 05, 2016 06:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1352.3 #140 12:31AM
It was January 8 I think but I left it as I think it's funnyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I'll have to delete it😭😭 - secretagentangel  7418.7 #14 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  πŸ˜Ή - MsTikiMermadam  1352.3 #140 6:03AM
I spy Christmas in July! - FrankenweenieVelinee  3624.6 #45 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  7418.7 #14 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  21266.4 #2 11:12AM
- FrankenweenieVelinee  3624.6 #45 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  7418.7 #14 3:18PM
I spy Christmas in July! - FrankenweenieVelinee  3624.6 #45 12:44PM
Looks like July 22! More to follow!  - secretagentangel  7418.7 #14 9:52PM
Really hoping to make it to Christmas in July - Melody_CM  21266.4 #2 11:12AM
- FrankenweenieVelinee  3624.6 #45 11:55AM
I'll add post tonight!  - secretagentangel  7418.7 #14 3:18PM
At the tone pacific standard time will be 1215 and 00 seconds - pikarich  6224.4 #22 2:14PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
23376.2

2. Melody_CM
21266.4

3. Winnie111286
20002.3

4. Dave
13820.4

5. Tom
13089.9

6. jacdanfan
12369.3

7. goofygal
11971.9

8. ShariRenee
10697.2

9. Plumiegirl
10357.6

10. uscdisneyteacher
8658.84


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  7418.7 #14 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.4 #74 8:50AM
Thanks for all of the  - ForeverNeverland  105.6 #3584 3:38PM
 Those are some   numbers.  - Ilovegoofy  122.9 #3243 4:22PM

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

Just installed the MW app on my new phone yesterday. This will be very helpful for me since I am used to the android version. Thank you. - teapotsandteacups  890.2 #217 11:41PM

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

- RetroDisneyPins2002  43.2 #5258 8:01AM
- CT4625  75.0 #4156 8:30PM
That's so !    - MissAmericaSings  436.3 #529 9:37PM
Now that looks like a good service. - MoChuck  159.5 #2641 11:24AM

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
12.89

2. Goofytom
6.35

3. teapotsandteacups
2.66

4. DisneyMom13
2.02

5. Dolewhipped
1.45

6. sheridanrabbit
1.4

7. mamabeam
0.93

8. DonaldRox
0.78

9. Boundin
0.52

10. Moog
0.19

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  313.3 #882 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  97.0 #3724 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  13089.9 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2803.9 #53 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  97.0 #3724 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2803.9 #53 9:42AM
I haven't been in  Trivilator for months.  Miss being on this list.  Maybe I should find the time to get back to it:-)  - beentoall  1051.6 #0 11:15PM
Come join in - Goofytom  2873.3 #52 12:29PM
Let's start some games - DisneyMakesMeSmile  1127.8 #172 10:43PM
I lost track :( but all my games r still in progress - otilegna  2803.9 #53 8:48PM


 
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  1824.3 #99 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  224.9 #1733 7:31PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  242.0 #1518 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  122.9 #3243 8:42AM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Coaster
2005.07

2. Melody_CM
1722.62

3. Winnie111286
1418.24

4. EvilqueenRS
552.2

5. IronmanBTMR
545.47

6. secretagentangel
495.02

7. redsoxcarlos
483.93

8. ShariRenee
332.83

9. Tom
317.15

10. spicoli
272.27



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  21266.4 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2355.7 #71 1:11PM
Yes, yes. I know you do.  - crazyfriends  1.5 #63719 2:03AM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  901.7 #216 9:59AM
Too bad some cheat to make the list!!  - Fantasmicfan1  5095.3 #27 9:52AM
Great job @@Coaster! And everyone else except me of course! (Can't congratulate myself, lol)πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ - secretagentangel  7418.7 #14 8:46PM
Congrats! - ShariRenee  10697.2 #8 11:49AM

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

This is an  app. Thank you @@@Admin - LiveLaughLoveDisney  301.2 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM
Love this tool - Chumash28  1343.7 #141 5:02PM

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

Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  1152.2 #166 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  2069.4 #84 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  433.2 #536 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  66.3 #4382 2:38PM

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 month of June 2016
Last month (May) seemed to be quieter than last year, probably because the 60th Celebration began last May, making last summer a lot busier. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), crowds averaged in the mid 80s (approx 85% capacity) for the first two weeks of June, then it quieted down in the last two weeks of the month. We are estimating smaller crowds than last summer because the 60th Celebration is over a year old, and there are still a lot of attractions being refurbished. 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 Jun 3, 2016 12:07PM



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  643.7 #333 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.6 #7520 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  446.1 #522 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  182.3 #2290 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  288.6 #1045 5:04PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.6 #76157 12:12PM
Have Saturdays been less busy then Tuesdays or Wednesdays recently? - TiDoubleGuhErr  0.3 #88800 12:07AM

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