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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  2723.0 #42 12:45AM
You have an awesome Mansion sticker collection! - WishIWereThere  282.7 #977 7:07AM
Yay! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 9:07AM
Thanks for sharing! Loved reading this history. - DizneyGirl  750.1 #7 4:57AM
Oh you're so welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 9:07AM
- thomasOmalley  34.3 #5269 12:40PM
Hi babe! πŸ˜˜πŸ’— - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:15AM
Wonderful lesson and history as always! - CobbPR  7121.8 #8 4:05PM
😊 thank you Sir! Thanks for the use if your photos!  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 8:35PM
This is usually the first or second attraction my family goes in during every trip. ;alternates with Pirates) - fab5  150.0 #2642 5:35PM
πŸ‘ do you prefer the original or the nbc version?  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #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  4302.6 #27 12:52AM
I'll have to look for those tree branches! I've never notice them! Thanks pikarich ! πŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #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  1161.2 #141 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  6104.3 #15 9:16AM
- evilemohand  762.2 #227 4:47AM
😊what's your favorite part and do you prefer the original version or the NBC overlay? - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 9:17AM
 One of the best attractions - Chumash28  1086.4 #157 5:03AM
I agree! Which version do you prefer?  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #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  539.8 #359 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  6104.3 #15 9:23AM
Great post! 😘😘😘 - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1175.4 #137 6:28AM
Thank you love! What's your favorite part of the mansion? And what version do you prefer?  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 9:24AM
My favorite! Thank you for doing this   - WishIWereThere  282.7 #977 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  6104.3 #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  282.7 #977 9:42AM
Oh no? Oh I hope you get to enjoy it this year! Good choice for a favorite part!  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 6:56AM
That was awesome, very much enjoy reading the story.  - DavidDisney  37.2 #5091 7:07AM
πŸ‘‹ hey you! Long time no see! Thank you! Do you prefer the original or nbc version?  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #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  3577.3 #36 7:16AM
All the pick up singers? You go, girl!!! - PrincessCindy  120.8 #3123 7:54AM
πŸ‘πŸ‘ - MeridaFan  3577.3 #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  6104.3 #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  3577.3 #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  886.5 #187 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  6104.3 #15 1:36PM
Such a wonderful post, thank you!  - FrankenweenieVelinee  2289.3 #58 7:33AM
Thanks love! What's your favorite part? Do you prefer the original or nbc holiday version?  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 1:37PM
Nightmare Before Christmas Holiday!! Next month!! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2289.3 #58 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  488.8 #402 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  6104.3 #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  368.4 #578 7:38AM
βœ”οΈ For original. 😊 Glad you enjoyed the read. It's always nice when the ride isn't so long.  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #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 #3123 7:51AM
- PrincessCindy  120.8 #3123 7:56AM
Oh good! Really happy you enjoyed all the links. 😊 βœ”οΈ for original version.  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #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  381.3 #551 8:05AM
Oh wow! Hope he got a kick out of reading this. 😊 βœ”οΈ Vote for nbc. Thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:04AM
You do an amazing job on these DL history posts. I love it! Thank you so much! - 7mouskedoodles  361.0 #597 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  6104.3 #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  1835.7 #81 8:25AM
Thank you Sir! Hope you got to take that ride! πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘» βœ”οΈ For original HM.  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:07AM
I sure did! - redsoxcarlos  1835.7 #81 5:45PM
πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘ - LaPearleNoir  1638.0 #95 8:29AM
Hi LaPearleNoir ! πŸ‘‹ what's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:08AM
Hi there! πŸ‘‹ I really enjoy the NBC version and I look forward to it every year. - LaPearleNoir  1638.0 #95 7:44AM
Thanks for the great post, loved that you used the talent of some of our awesome MWers! - piratelife4me  987.5 #175 9:01AM
Thank you ma'am! 😊 oh good! They really are fantastic pics! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:08AM
Love them both! :) - piratelife4me  987.5 #175 8:22AM
Hi - toystory3  218.9 #36 9:16AM
Hi! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜Š - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:09AM
Wow this was a very interesting morning read. Thanks for posting it! - TakeMeToNeverland19  18.7 #7078 10:25AM
Oh thank you! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:09AM
The original! Although I do love the Nightmare before Christmas version - TakeMeToNeverland19  18.7 #7078 11:59AM
Another wonderful post.  Thank you.  I love the original version and my minis are crazy about the NBC version.  - DisLUVney  603.7 #313 10:27AM
Thank you doll! 😘 βœ”οΈ one for original βœ”οΈβœ”οΈ For nbc!  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #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  4676.4 #22 10:45AM
I agree, it a nice change but I always miss the original after awhile. 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:11AM
- Winnie111286  4424.2 #25 10:46AM
Morning Winnie! πŸ‘‹ what's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:12AM
I love the Holiday version but miss the original when it's away. - Winnie111286  4424.2 #25 10:55PM
Rode it this morning and thought about the Holiday version will be here next month. Exciting. - Winnie111286  4424.2 #25 10:57PM
So interesting to read all about this. Thanks for sharing! - DarthTinkerbell  436.2 #464 10:46AM
I'm overjoyed you liked it! Thank you! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #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  436.2 #464 11:07AM
My favorite ride! I so wish I could be there today  - FoolishMortal138  356.9 #610 10:47AM
Is it? Cool! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:13AM
I love the normal version but I don't mind Jack at all during the holidays  - FoolishMortal138  356.9 #610 9:43AM
Stopped for one more ride before trip back home - CoachSteve  120.9 #3122 11:45AM
Nice one! 😊safe travels! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:13AM
- secretagentangel  1938.4 #75 12:15PM
Hey saa! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜˜ what's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #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  1938.4 #75 3:06PM
Awesome!  - GallowsGal  0.6 #0 12:33PM
Awe! Thanks so much!  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:14AM
very cool - foundpluto1  1731.5 #89 12:55PM
Well thank you! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #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  9084.9 #4 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  6104.3 #15 7:18AM
❀️❀️❀️❀️Great post  - joyful_belle131  54.6 #4391 1:44PM
Thank so much!  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:18AM
My all time favorite! - goofygal  8769.1 #6 2:59PM
Oh yay! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:19AM
Fantastic post!!!         - adisneyfamily  866.0 #197 6:23PM
Thank you kindly! What's your favorite version?  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #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  3068.8 #41 7:16PM
I totally agree with you! Thanks for adding that info about the nbc version composer. πŸ’—πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:20AM
- Plumiegirl  9162.2 #3 8:26PM
πŸ‘‹ hey Plumie! Hope you're feeling good! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:21AM
My second most favorite ride!!!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ - PixiePirateMaid  331.4 #693 9:29PM
πŸ‘»πŸ‘πŸ’— what's your first?  - Duchess_SMK  6104.3 #15 7:21AM
Pirates πŸ’— - PixiePirateMaid  331.4 #693 3:02PM
:) :) - E-Ticket  1379.0 #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  3712.2 #35 10:13AM

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Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I buy pretty much everything on Amazon. Nice to know MW can get a little piece of that! - MellyMelBB  65.0 #4123 12:06AM
I will do this next time I'm on Amazon! - DisneyLov3r  1.7 #0 5:02PM

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



 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. MelodyMouse
432.43

2. Winnie111286
422.6

3. MarshaMouse
286.47

4. secretagentangel
240.28

5. MadameLeota
235.67

6. Coaster
204.58

7. pikarich
198.51

8. Plumiegirl
191.42

9. jacdanfan
177.65

10. beentoall
174.35



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

Oh my goodness.  I can't believe my name is actually up there next to all the people who I love following.  Thank you:-). Have a great 60th everyone - beentoall  182.4 #0 6:25AM
Waytago! - MelodyMouse  5935.8 #16 10:09AM
- JediKitty  908.1 #182 4:29PM

Thanked by:   JediKitty   Song  
DISNEYLAND PARK:

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 #7629 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  322.2 #737 8:33AM
It really surprises me that they didn't have Peter Pan finished by the time the Diamond Celebration started. I'm going next week and will be sad to miss it.  - RetroMinnie  55.2 #4373 10:06PM
They definitely tried!! - NeddaSzy  46.5 #4673 6:57PM
I think it was delayed, originally supposed to be open earlier. - Sarafina  491.6 #400 12:13PM
Going to be in the park Dec. 29-Jan. 2. We've always been during the Summer and Spring so this will be our very first time there during the Holiday Season. What is the weather there like during Winter, what should Hubby and I be packing and what should I be packing for my two boys ages 8 and 9? I know the park is usually packed during the Holidays (from what I have read), would we still be able to park hop (we bought 5 days park hoppers) if we get our hands stamped? TIA. =) - MaryinVancouver888  5.3 #16516 4:17AM

Thanked by:   Tom   carminaire   kimdis   40 More Thanks MommyandBash   Song   giapet  
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  3317.6 #38 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.1 #7209 10:32PM
After the video my 3 & 1/2 year old says, "that's cool!" It was. Very cool - MommyandBash  179.7 #2178 3:44PM
- MommyandBash  179.7 #2178 1:32PM

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  192.4 #2015 12:58PM
Hi, @@valj84DisneyAddict Hope you are having a wonderful Easter 🐣Come play Trivilator with me! - Moog  49.2 #4583 3:00PM
Yes! A wonderful day!  Hope yours is great too!!! I will look for you on Trivilator. πŸ˜πŸ‘ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  192.4 #2015 3:27PM
Is it a game? - palomine96  20.5 #6740 11:58PM
Yes!  It's a separate app.  Come play! - Moog  49.2 #4583 8:58AM
I downloaded the app but it too won't add my name so if I play as guest it doesn't give credit to my mouse wait account :(Help!  - DisneyDrea  141.8 #2778 9:08PM
I can't figure out how to play on the Web version. I have been trying for a long time. Help, please - Winnie111286  4424.2 #25 2:44PM

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

1. Lake Tahoe Summer Meetup
Aug 01, 2015 12:00am


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  1938.4 #75 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1938.4 #75 10:47PM
Thank You - suzieq65  48.6 #4606 6:20PM
We will be there in November - makeitbluesaysmerriwether  35.3 #5200 9:58AM
I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1773.4 #86 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1638.0 #95 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1340.4 #114 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10898 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1773.4 #86 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10898 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  1340.4 #114 7:09PM
I heard there's a cool Winchester Mystery House meetup 😬 - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1028.2 #168 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  720.8 #247 2:11PM
When is this race? - secretagentangel  1938.4 #75 6:15PM
The 5K is May 8th, 10K May 9th, and the Half is May 10th. - CoachDisney  93.3 #3578 2:43PM
I will for the 5k, will be there Thursday afternoon till Friday noon. - Sleepingbeautysmom  305.2 #828 8:17AM

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  1173.9 #138 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  670.7 #277 6:30PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #65908 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  179.7 #2178 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  676.5 #269 2:20PM

Get 100 Credits for staying at the Hojo Anaheim! Just fill out this form and we'll get the Credits added to your account. When you stay at the Hojo, you help us continue to improve MouseWait. Call their in house reservation number and remember to mention MouseWait--you will love everything about the Hojo!

Credits have been applied to everyone's account as of today! - Admin 11:40AM
I just called them to price out our potential trip in June. Chris was so nice and the MW savings are phenomenal! Still waiting on work vacation approval to reserve the room!  - HNL2SFO  205.4 #1855 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  128.4 #2974 3:57PM
@Admin. I filled out a form for May 22nd.  I hope you got it. Thanks. - Winnie111286  4424.2 #25 2:23AM
@@Admin I booked with get away today and am staying at the HoJo in December.  Does MW still give the 100 credits or do I have to book with the hotel directly? - dsnylvr1975  6.2 #14423 5:02PM


 
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  629.9 #296 8:03PM
I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  30.0 #5607 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
- valj84DisneyDeppAddict  192.4 #2015 9:35PM
They make paper copies?!? - LilMissPixie84  309.5 #801 9:23PM

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 #506 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #13350 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  340.9 #658 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
When is # 3 coming out? I can't wait!! I read the others way toooooo fast. Loved them. - Popcorn  8.1 #11786 5:40PM
I've read seasons 1 and 2.  Can't wait for season 3! - eeyore4me  0.6 #73174 1:08PM

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

Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  474.7 #420 4:20PM

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  368.4 #578 12:29PM
Awesome - keepmovingforward  203.8 #1876 8:39PM

Here are the recent wait time leaders:

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

I get great joy out of helping to fulfill the original intent of this app! (Can ya tell?) - MelodyMouse  5935.8 #16 11:00AM
Thank you! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» - MeridaFan  3577.3 #36 10:34AM
Thank you so much!  - secretagentangel  1938.4 #75 3:34PM
 Everyone for making   - Boundin  612.9 #307 10:21PM
 Wait Times make MouseWait! - Song  1819.3 #83 8:52AM
The real wait time leaders post! - MeridaFan  3577.3 #36 12:08PM

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

Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  16.6 #7549 10:18PM
Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  25.7 #6012 10:05PM

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. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
58500

3. secretagentangel
52300

4. MeridaFan
41630

5. MelodyMouse
40000

6. DisneyGrandma
40000

7. leopardditz2000
39500

8. MinnieMyLove
38250

9. debbiev
36250

10. cmtahm
35650

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  182.4 #0 2:55AM

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 July 27, 2015
Crowd levels have been rising since Disneyland's official birthday on July 17th. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our new MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the high 70s, which is light for summer crowds. When temperatures rise, the crowd does thin out a bit (especially Annual Passholders)--and this week should be a hot one with forecasts in the 90s through Sunday. We feel that the crowd level will be similar to last year (high 70s on the Crowd Index) and the heat will keep some away. To get a real-time look at crowd levels, check the MouseWait app for Crowd Index averages and wait times. - Admin Jul 28, 2015 9:36AM



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  487.8 #404 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7110 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  381.2 #552 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  156.0 #2552 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  239.1 #1417 5:04PM
Yay to MouseWaiter kindness πŸ‘πŸ» - Dizkid  368.4 #578 11:40AM
summer surely has been very busy!  - MarshaMouse  4676.4 #22 12:18AM


 
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. MelodyMouse
417.38

2. Coaster
204.25

3. MarshaMouse
199.78

4. MadameLeota
173.85

5. Brian
142.28

6. secretagentangel
141.18

7. JPatDL
140.92

8. Winnie111286
125.6

9. goofygal
125.13

10. jacdanfan
124.42

 

SEE THE TOP 100


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

May 2015: MelodyMouse 679.4
April 2015: Fantasmicfan1 466.89
March 2015: HARR_E 423.38
February 2015: Winnie111286 364.36
January 2015: ShariRenee 408.65
December 2014: MelodyMouse 365.77
 

! - FrankenweenieVelinee  2289.3 #58 7:16AM
- MowgliLovesBaloo  65.1 #0 5:18PM
- CoachDisney  93.3 #3578 5:35PM
   - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  192.4 #2015 7:59AM


Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4398.8 #26 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1347.2 #112 12:34PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #1974 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  367.0 #581 5:56AM
Sweet, I have 3 on this list!!  - MisFit.Mouse  627.5 #299 2:52AM
After all of this time being away and I made the list - cyndaws  257.9 #1210 1:45AM

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 #172 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1773.4 #86 10:53PM
  - mckelfam  36.4 #5136 3:09PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  179.7 #2178 10:29PM

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  246.1 #1338 9:59PM
How do you get discount on AP passes. Guessing use MOUSEWAIT - suzieq65  48.6 #4606 4:00PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - gedi0614  25.4 #6037 12:13AM

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
38.1

2. Goofytom
16.43

3. mamabeam
7.7

4. DisneylandOrBust
2.97

5. TiggerBelle
2.04

6. Moog
1.99

7. Dolewhipped
1.73

8. DoomBuggy61
1.63

9. MommyandBash
1.63

10. Boundin
1.62

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  192.4 #2015 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  49.2 #4583 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  9083.5 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2174.8 #64 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  49.2 #4583 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2174.8 #64 9:42AM
i am horrible at this but rad to pass the time in linesπŸ‘ - DarthFairy  48.6 #4608 6:24PM
Yup! - MommyandBash  179.7 #2178 9:38AM
Geez. I only recognize like two people in this whole post πŸ˜‚ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4398.8 #26 4:51PM
SIC. How come we don't see you in here often anymore?  Miss seeing your posts. You have so much to share with all these newbies  - Goofytom  1173.9 #138 12:16PM
I'm secretly watching  - Plumiegirl  9162.2 #3 11:13PM

TOP 5 THINGS to do this week at the Disneyland Resort:

1. Watch the new "Paint the Night" parade 8:50 and 11pm nightly.

2. Watch the new "Disneyland Forever" Fireworks show at 9:30pm nightly.

3. See the new "World of Color" 9pm and 10:15pm nightly.

4. Try to find a "Made with Magic" wand or paintbrush which allow you to interact with select Disney experiences and merchandise. 

5. Look for the Word of the Day displayed outside of the theme park entrances (or in the MouseWait Lounge) and text the word between 7am and 10:59am Pacific to the shortcode listed on the sign. You must be at the Disneyland Resort to enter. If you win, you will be notified around 11am via text or phone. For more info go here

And don't forget about Food! Check out our real-time Food blog to see what's new at the Resort. POST YOUR IDEAS BELOW and they could make the weekly top 5!

Come to our la  Brea sticker meetup which starts early at 4 pm then come join MWers to watch PTN and Fireworks too!  - secretagentangel  1938.4 #75 11:59PM
was bummed i did not make it two weeks ago,  see you in aug! - MsTikiMermadam  367.0 #581 6:41PM
Checkβœ”οΈfinally completed the list! I think my favorite is the new fireworks shows!!! Gives me goosebumps and brings on the happy cry.  - MinnieMyLove  190.4 #2038 9:00AM
Hmmm...thanks for the tip. We'll be there Sat and that magic wand sounds interesting  - Marciamcmouse  40.2 #4943 5:21PM
Can't wait  - Disneyprincessvmk  55.6 #4355 7:26PM

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1. BaseballMickey_CM
7100.89

2. Stitch_Legacy
5137.84

3. RickChavez
3521.89

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
3787.91

6. caramiapoohAKAface
3849.76

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2374.65

8. Dave
12968.7

9. Duchess_SMK
6104.28

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
4398.81



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