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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  2503.0 #48 12:45AM
You have an awesome Mansion sticker collection! - WishIWereThere  275.7 #1015 7:07AM
Yay! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 9:07AM
Thanks for sharing! Loved reading this history. - DizneyGirl  720.7 #7 4:57AM
Oh you're so welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 9:07AM
- thomasOmalley  34.3 #5207 12:40PM
Hi babe! πŸ˜˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:15AM
Wonderful lesson and history as always! - CobbPR  7053.3 #8 4:05PM
😊 thank you Sir! Thanks for the use if your photos!  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 8:35PM
This is usually the first or second attraction my family goes in during every trip. ;alternates with Pirates) - fab5  143.7 #2720 5:35PM
πŸ‘ do you prefer the original or the nbc version?  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 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  3920.5 #27 12:52AM
I'll have to look for those tree branches! I've never notice them! Thanks pikarich ! πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 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  1106.4 #149 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  5985.9 #15 9:16AM
- evilemohand  660.1 #269 4:47AM
😊what's your favorite part and do you prefer the original version or the NBC overlay? - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 9:17AM
 One of the best attractions - Chumash28  1080.2 #152 5:03AM
I agree! Which version do you prefer?  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 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  529.1 #360 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  5985.9 #15 9:23AM
Great post! 😘😘😘 - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1165.7 #135 6:28AM
Thank you love! What's your favorite part of the mansion? And what version do you prefer?  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 9:24AM
My favorite! Thank you for doing this   - WishIWereThere  275.7 #1015 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  5985.9 #15 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  275.7 #1015 9:42AM
Oh no? Oh I hope you get to enjoy it this year! Good choice for a favorite part!  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 6:56AM
That was awesome, very much enjoy reading the story.  - DavidDisney  37.2 #5029 7:07AM
πŸ‘‹ hey you! Long time no see! Thank you! Do you prefer the original or nbc version?  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 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  3527.6 #36 7:16AM
All the pick up singers? You go, girl!!! - PrincessCindy  120.8 #3091 7:54AM
πŸ‘πŸ‘ - MeridaFan  3527.6 #36 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  5985.9 #15 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  3527.6 #36 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  870.5 #189 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  5985.9 #15 1:36PM
Such a wonderful post, thank you!  - FrankenweenieVelinee  2031.6 #65 7:33AM
Thanks love! What's your favorite part? Do you prefer the original or nbc holiday version?  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 1:37PM
Nightmare Before Christmas Holiday!! Next month!! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2031.6 #65 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  482.4 #401 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  5985.9 #15 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  363.6 #580 7:38AM
βœ”οΈ For original. 😊 Glad you enjoyed the read. It's always nice when the ride isn't so long.  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 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 #3091 7:51AM
- PrincessCindy  120.8 #3091 7:56AM
Oh good! Really happy you enjoyed all the links. 😊 βœ”οΈ for original version.  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 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  331.6 #677 8:05AM
Oh wow! Hope he got a kick out of reading this. 😊 βœ”οΈ Vote for nbc. Thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:04AM
You do an amazing job on these DL history posts. I love it! Thank you so much! - 7mouskedoodles  361.0 #588 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  5985.9 #15 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  1645.6 #87 8:25AM
Thank you Sir! Hope you got to take that ride! πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘» βœ”οΈ For original HM.  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:07AM
I sure did! - redsoxcarlos  1645.6 #87 5:45PM
πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘ - LaPearleNoir  1499.9 #98 8:29AM
Hi LaPearleNoir ! πŸ‘‹ what's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:08AM
Hi there! πŸ‘‹ I really enjoy the NBC version and I look forward to it every year. - LaPearleNoir  1499.9 #98 7:44AM
Thanks for the great post, loved that you used the talent of some of our awesome MWers! - piratelife4me  949.3 #174 9:01AM
Thank you ma'am! 😊 oh good! They really are fantastic pics! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:08AM
Love them both! :) - piratelife4me  949.3 #174 8:22AM
Hi - toystory3  218.9 #36 9:16AM
Hi! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:09AM
Wow this was a very interesting morning read. Thanks for posting it! - TakeMeToNeverland19  18.0 #7089 10:25AM
Oh thank you! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:09AM
The original! Although I do love the Nightmare before Christmas version - TakeMeToNeverland19  18.0 #7089 11:59AM
Another wonderful post.  Thank you.  I love the original version and my minis are crazy about the NBC version.  - DisLUVney  592.3 #313 10:27AM
Thank you doll! 😘 βœ”οΈ one for original βœ”οΈβœ”οΈ For nbc!  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 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  4177.1 #26 10:45AM
I agree, it a nice change but I always miss the original after awhile. 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:11AM
- Winnie111286  3554.9 #34 10:46AM
Morning Winnie! πŸ‘‹ what's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:12AM
I love the Holiday version but miss the original when it's away. - Winnie111286  3554.9 #34 10:55PM
Rode it this morning and thought about the Holiday version will be here next month. Exciting. - Winnie111286  3554.9 #34 10:57PM
So interesting to read all about this. Thanks for sharing! - DarthTinkerbell  372.5 #562 10:46AM
I'm overjoyed you liked it! Thank you! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 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  372.5 #562 11:07AM
My favorite ride! I so wish I could be there today  - FoolishMortal138  354.9 #604 10:47AM
Is it? Cool! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:13AM
I love the normal version but I don't mind Jack at all during the holidays  - FoolishMortal138  354.9 #604 9:43AM
Stopped for one more ride before trip back home - CoachSteve  91.4 #3578 11:45AM
Nice one! 😊safe travels! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:13AM
- secretagentangel  1497.8 #99 12:15PM
Hey saa! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜˜ what's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 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  1497.8 #99 3:06PM
Awesome!  - GallowsGal  0.6 #0 12:33PM
Awe! Thanks so much!  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:14AM
very cool - foundpluto1  1635.3 #90 12:55PM
Well thank you! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 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  8613.6 #5 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  5985.9 #15 7:18AM
❀️❀️❀️❀️Great post  - joyful_belle131  54.3 #4359 1:44PM
Thank so much!  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:18AM
My all time favorite! - goofygal  8357.6 #6 2:59PM
Oh yay! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:19AM
Fantastic post!!!         - adisneyfamily  864.8 #193 6:23PM
Thank you kindly! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 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  2582.4 #44 7:16PM
I totally agree with you! Thanks for adding that info about the nbc version composer. πŸ’—πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:20AM
- Plumiegirl  8798.0 #3 8:26PM
πŸ‘‹ hey Plumie! Hope you're feeling good! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:21AM
My second most favorite ride!!!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ - PixiePirateMaid  316.3 #752 9:29PM
πŸ‘»πŸ‘πŸ’— what's your first?  - Duchess_SMK  5985.9 #15 7:21AM
Pirates πŸ’— - PixiePirateMaid  316.3 #752 3:02PM
:) :) - E-Ticket  1354.0 #111 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  3661.1 #31 10:13AM

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Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1269.0 #118 12:34PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #1957 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  304.3 #818 5:56AM
Thank you everyone that keeps me close to Disneyland through your wonder posts.  - PalousePrincess  12.3 #8731 1:19PM
Sweet, I have 3 on this list!!  - MisFit.Mouse  574.2 #324 2:52AM

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 #7479 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.7 #802 8:33AM
Decembr 1st is the apprentice's birthday and we aren't doing an overnight this year. Ugh, let there be a special preview opening. - Lelundrial  560.0 #331 3:23PM
What are they doing with innoventions? - blubecca7  12.9 #8531 5:07PM

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Cool admin. Hope I do better than the first one. Hope people that enter will be ready to play and the tournament moves along better - Goofytom  1127.7 #141 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  670.5 #261 6:30PM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  32.3 #5331 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1127.7 #141 1:21PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #65328 2:19PM

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  1615.2 #92 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  386.6 #538 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I didn't know about this. I'll do it next time I'm going to shop with Amazon! - melissameow  23.0 #6263 3:23AM
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Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
15393.1

2. Dave
12649.1

3. Plumiegirl
8797.98

4. Tom
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5. jacdanfan
8613.57

6. goofygal
8357.55

7. uscdisneyteacher
7513.45

8. CobbPR
7053.31

9. BaseballMickey_CM
6963.54

10. Bullseye
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Wow... I got some catching up to do...lol - evilemohand  660.1 #269 8:47PM
Me too! - dsnyfrk28  49.9 #4498 10:06AM

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

1. Michael belated bay celebration
May 26, 2015 06:00pm

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


We have our weekly MW sticker meetup at La Brea bakery at 8 pm in Downtown Disney! Lots of fun for newcomers and all and a great way to meet new people! - secretagentangel  1497.8 #99 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1497.8 #99 10:47PM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1522.6 #97 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1499.9 #98 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1278.0 #117 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10667 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1522.6 #97 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10667 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  1278.0 #117 7:09PM
I heard there's a cool Winchester Mystery House meetup 😬 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  876.0 #185 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  681.0 #253 2:11PM
When is this race? - secretagentangel  1497.8 #99 6:15PM
The 5K is May 8th, 10K May 9th, and the Half is May 10th. - CoachDisney  66.5 #4052 2:43PM
I will for the 5k, will be there Thursday afternoon till Friday noon. - Sleepingbeautysmom  304.3 #817 8:17AM

Read Episode One of Deadliest Cast Member FREE on Amazon and iTunes!

I downloaded this before a very long road trip, and it kept me entertained the whole time (well, except when I was taking my turn at the wheel, safety first!).  - Geekery  409.4 #497 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #13059 1:03PM
Just got it! Can't stop reading it. I am already starting chaper 16. Love how all the details of DL are woven into the story. - Tiggerific  337.6 #656 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
We want photos!!! - hawaiichick52  190.7 #2018 2:26PM
what is this - perijoy  2.2 #0 1:58PM
A digital book. And since free is always good. You should go check out the free first episode on Amazon - philliprocks  1112.3 #146 10:45PM

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 #167 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1522.6 #97 10:53PM
- conant4  14.3 #8018 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 #16681 2:36AM

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2. Stitch_Legacy
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3. RickChavez
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4. ScooterMike
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6. caramiapoohAKAface
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7. IDVandalSkipperCM
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8. Dave
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9. Duchess_SMK
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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! 


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  132.7 #2892 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  36.5 #5069 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyAddict  132.7 #2892 3:27PM


 
My first software project launched in 2003 as an experiment in online productivity. TIMEJAR was one of the first online/mobile time management systems with thousands of users including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and families. In 2015, we completely rebuilt the TIMEJAR time management system and made it free for everyone to use on their desktop and iOS. Seize control of your todos and accomplish the impossible today!

Yes it is!! Love you Disney!!!! - TikiPrincess  0.1 #0 9:00AM
I downloaded this a few months ago and love it ! Hope to use it more in the future too!  - secretagentangel  1497.8 #99 5:28PM
TimeJar! ✨ - TinkerSchelle  1522.6 #97 2:46AM
Yes it is Walt, thank you for making yours and our Dreams Come True!  - merprincess67  5.0 #17272 6:55AM

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
60000

2. secretagentangel
52400

3. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
49250

4. MeridaFan
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6. DisneyGrandma
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MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

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675.57

2. Winnie111286
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3. Tom
250.12

4. MadameLeota
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5. Plumiegirl
189.93

6. jacdanfan
170.32

7. Dave
166.77

8. richiii3
152.78

9. ShariRenee
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10. Maddernhorn
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Of course, this is actually for the merry, merry month of May, I believe.  - MelodyMouse  4695.6 #21 3:41PM
Of course. Since I have only been here in May and I am on the list. - MisterRandom  321.8 #725 8:26AM

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  3175.9 #38 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  16.3 #7446 10:32PM
- valj84DisneyAddict  132.7 #2892 7:01AM
Yours is much nicer than Mickeys - leopardditz2000  637.8 #285 7:34PM


 
MONTHLY WAIT TIME LEADERS REAL-TIME: Thank you to everyone who enters accurate wait times--you earn MouseRank Points, Credits, worldwide fame, and wealth beyond your wildest dreams when you enter wait times at the Park (ok maybe not the last two things). Please remember to ONLY enter wait times that you have verified in person, this improves our algorithm substantially, thanks!

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2. MadameLeota
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3. Tom
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4. jacdanfan
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5. Psychguy
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7. WARLOCK
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8. goofygal
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9. redsoxcarlos
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@MelodyMouse! You are amazing! Wow wow wow!    - secretagentangel  1497.8 #99 5:00PM

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

sisnt know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  469.6 #419 4:20PM

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Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  13.3 #8342 10:18PM

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 May 18, 2015

24 Hour Day this Friday, expect big crowds! Both Parks will close early this week to prepare for the kickoff of the 60th Anniversary Celebration. Should be quiet leading up to this Friday, and the weekend should be PACKED! Watch MouseWait for real-time Crowd Index updates. 

Have a great week! - Admin May 19, 2015 5:54PM



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  391.0 #529 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6980 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  123.6 #3033 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  227.9 #1556 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  363.6 #580 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1522.6 #97 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  183.6 #2117 4:40PM
Dance studios sign up and dancers come and do a little "pre-parade" along the route. It's cute ;) - TinkerSchelle  1522.6 #97 1:05PM
@bks4lou sorry-I just saw this question ;) - TinkerSchelle  1522.6 #97 1:06PM
thank you. No worries. I just figured out how to find my old comments to see replies :)  - bks4lou  183.6 #2117 8:21PM
I'll sport my hotpants.  - Butterlina  1525.4 #96 11:54PM
This is always fun - MickeyLumboCM  1011.2 #169 4:21AM
we went when I was younger, had a BLAST! - Malefitiff  8.8 #10797 4:03PM


 
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  418.6 #484 8:03PM
I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  26.8 #5807 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
- valj84DisneyAddict  132.7 #2892 11:51AM
I now have both seasons on my Kindle!!!!  LOVE them!!!!  I also have both of the Voyagers!  So great!!!!!      - valj84DisneyAddict  132.7 #2892 10:57AM

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

1. CobbPR
6663

2. uscdisneyteacher
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3. BaseballMickey_CM
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4. Dave
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5. Duchess_SMK
4902

6. Stitch_Legacy
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7. Plumiegirl
4491

8. ElSuperRaton
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9. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
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10. LoneRAYnger
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This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  2582.4 #44 9:51PM

La Brea Bakery is the Official Restaurant of MouseWait! Thank you for supporting our partners. Join us Tuesdays 8pm at La Brea for Sticker Night. La Brea offers MouseWaiters a 15% discount during official MouseWait Meetups (Sticker Nights every Tuesday night, and other meetups that we announce in the Lounge).

Yay! Thanks for joining this awesome community! - simba77  311.9 #764 10:04PM
- luxkitty  2503.0 #48 3:11PM
i asked for MW meet up discount on 3/31 and nobody working knew what I was taLking about but they did give me an ap discount - MelodyMouse  4695.6 #21 4:22PM
Same thing last night - MisterRandom  321.8 #725 12:02PM
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Here are the Weekly Top 10 TRIVILATOR Players. Find people to play here. Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends on iOS. Play on any device with our new web version here.

1. DisneyMakesMeSmile
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2. Goofytom
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3. DisneylandOrBust
10.3

4. Moog
2.57

5. Boundin
2.44

6. Lolabell4
2.18

7. Tom
1.65

8. DonaldRox
1.29

9. Dolewhipped
1.05

10. ames013
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Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyAddict  132.7 #2892 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  36.5 #5069 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  8739.3 #4 11:47AM
Wtg @DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2158.1 #63 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  36.5 #5069 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2158.1 #63 9:42AM

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