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Aug 16, 2014 12:44 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
 Best Post of the Day 8-16-14
Good morning! This day in Disney history, August 16th, 1955: Dumbo the Flying Elephant opens in Fantasyland.

Inspired by the 1941 animated feature Dumbo, the original location of Dumbo is actually NOT where it is today. It was located right in from of the Fantasyland Theater, near the Pirate Ship Restaurant. The photo below is a 1955 model in "The First 50 Magical Years" exhibit. It shows Dumbo in it's original location, on the west side of Fantasyland.

model

black and white

Walt hoped to have Dumbo ready for the July 17th grand opening of the park, but unfortunately, the fiberglass elephants only arrived about three weeks before opening day. If you notice in the photo below, the ears of the ten 700 pound fiberglass Dumbos are on hinges and are supposed to move up and down. The mechanisms never worked properly so they remained stationary.

ears

Later, the sculptor, Chris Mueller Jr., created new casts with no hinges for movement.

So not only did the original elephants have mechanical issues, they also first arrived painted PINK. Notice in the main pic of the post. That was the original Dumbo attraction poster. Not a misprint, the original attraction elephants were to represent the pink elephants that Dumbo and Timothy saw in their drunken dream in the original film. This is because there is only ONE Dumbo in the film, but there are many pink elephants!



So, why the change? Here’s the explanation from  “The Nickel Tour”:
Somewhere along the way, no doubt, Walt decided he’d rather have everyone riding the real Dumbo, not an alcohol-induced hallucination. So the pink elephants became gray and the one and only Dumbo became ten.”

The official Disneyland website includes this bit of historic trivia about Dumbo the Flying Elephant:
When former President Harry Truman visited Disneyland® Park in 1957, Dumbo was one of the few attractions he didn’t ride. Truman didn’t want to be associated with a character related to the Republican party.

In 1983 with the opening of the New Fantasyland, the Dumbo attraction moved to where Skull Rock Lagoon had been.

Quoted from yesterland.com:
"The biggest change to Dumbo came in 1990, after two accidents.
On March 29, 1989, one of the fiberglass elephants partially separated from a support arm, injuring a Garden Grove couple and their 3-year-old daughter. The family suffered “bruises and scrapes.” Dumbo reopened the next day.”

“A year later, on April 1, 1990, one of the support arms collapsed, injuring a 13-year-old girl from Canada. The teenager suffered “minor bruises.” After being checked at Garden Grove Hospital, she returned to the park for the rest of the day. This time, the old Dumbo was grounded permanently.”
“In both cases, the injuries were minor. But the accidents should not have happened at all. Disneyland needed a safe, reliable Dumbo attraction."

To see a video of the many changes Dumbo has been through:


The NEW Dumbo attraction opened in it's current location in November 1990.  It now features 16 elephants, giving it 60% more capacity.

dumbo
photo credit:

Do YOU enjoy taking a trip around Fantasyland in an Elephant? What’s the longest you’ve waited to enjoy this attraction? I’ll admit, Dumbo has always been one of my minis favorites. I’ve waited 80 minutes. ::gasps::

Thanks for reading and watching! Happy 59th anniversary Dumbo! Hope you all have a super Saturday!

Websites referenced:
thisdayindisneyhistory.com
yesterland.com
mousewait.com
orangecountyhistoricalsociety.com
thenickeltour.com
flickr.com
youtube.com

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Great read! Really enjoyed the information about the original concept with the pink elephants. Thank you for another fun history lesson! - Atora  2357.4 #51 5:31AM
Thanks sweetie!  So glad you enjoyed it! I was hoping PinkElephants would see this post today and be extra happy. 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 10:56AM
Thank you for these hostoric view onto the past - evilemohand  481.5 #392 5:43AM
Really happy you liked the post! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 10:56AM
I loved Dumbo so much as a kid! Now I get nervous on it LOL.  My  son likes to keep it at the top for the entire ride. - Thumper13  431.1 #451 5:49AM
It does feel quite high when you are all the way up huh? 😊 great for picture taking though! How long have you waited for this one? - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 10:57AM
Wow, this is so interesting! Dumbo is a true classic. I used to watch the movie over and over as a kid, and now that it's on netflix, my kids and I just watched it together the other day. It made me so excited for our trip next month! It was a must ride for me as a kid, and I have pics of my mom and I riding it together back in the late 80s. Sadly, I have not taken my boys on it yet since the lines are always crazy long, but it's on our list of rides during magic morning. Thank you for this awesome post of Disney history! - marisadel  12.1 #8605 5:52AM
Thanks for the reminder that it's on netflix! I haven't seen it in quite awhile. I know what I'm watching today! :) hope you get to enjoy a flight on an elephant soon! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 10:59AM
  - WishIWereThere  266.9 #1099 6:45AM
πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹πŸ’—πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 10:59AM
Happy Anniversary Dumbo! 🐘 I do love this attraction and it's always a favorite when the wee ones of family members come along. I love to just go to the very top when I'm flying with Dumbo and look out over everything .  Wheeeeeeeeee! - DisneyDavidEMT  1757.2 #77 8:01AM
πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ it really is pretty all the way up there! What is the longest you've waited?  - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 11:00AM
Longest I waited was about 35 minutes - DisneyDavidEMT  1757.2 #77 11:14AM
Thank you - amyb1076  430.2 #452 8:04AM
😊 my pleasure! Thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 11:01AM
I'm so excited to take my little baby on this! I haven't rode it myself since I was really little. Happy birthday Dumbo - FoolishMortal138  335.9 #653 8:55AM
Oh that'll be so fun! Take lots of pics! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 6:07AM
Interesting bit about the hinged ears. That would have been cute if they had flapped. Maybe the Imagineers will try again some day. Thanks as always for a fascinating history lesson.  - redsoxcarlos  1335.6 #108 10:49AM
Right? Would have been neat to see em flapping!! Lol, I doubt they'd change it now but you never know! Thank you sir! Glad you enjoyed it!  - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 6:09AM
This is one of my favorite rides. It's the first ride i can remember getting on. - HollyGolightlyPrincess  394.0 #515 12:36PM
Awe! You're so cute! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 7:16AM
We love Dumbo and always ride at least once!  This was so fun to read, thank you!!  I didn't know that they were once all pink.  I did know that about Truman because I did a report on him in 6th grade...and that's the only fact I still remember haha.  We've never waited too long, maybe 15-20 mins?  We usually ride in the mornings.  πŸ’— - MinnieMousewife  807.7 #199 1:51PM
Good memory! That story made me giggle when I read it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ 15-20 mins?! Dang! Lucky! Thank YOU! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 7:17AM
Oh my gosh! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’—πŸ˜ I always wondered why the elephants were pink in the poster! I love Dumbo! Thank you Duchess!!! 😘 - PinkElephants  745.7 #223 2:06PM
πŸ‘‹πŸ˜ hi PE! So glad you saw this! When I was posting the pink elephants video I couldn't help but think of you! Thank YOU! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 7:19AM
And only in wdw is there 2 dumbo  attraction because of how long the wait was , did  this during the new fantasyland - pikarich  3497.9 #29 4:51PM
Oh yeah? Cool! I had no idea they have two dumbos! Do they have a Casey jr too?  - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 7:19AM
Ues, ut inside 2 separate tents , kind of like you visit him in the circus, and as for Casey jr,  it no longer exist as the same ride we have here, it is a water play area,  in fact disneyland is the only park with most of the original fantasyland attractions, when wdw redid theirffantasyland they lost almost all the classic ride for more modern takes of it - pikarich  3497.9 #29 8:45AM
Great read, thanks! - DizneyGirl  681.6 #7 8:51PM
So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 7:20AM
Great to know, because I didn't know read! 😊 I can't recall how long I've waited in line for this attraction, but, for my niece, nephew or any child that I'll be hanging out with, I'll wait for how ever long 😊 - MadameLeota  2074.7 #61 7:41AM
That's how I feel too! Always worth the wait to see the kiddos smile!  - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 8:08AM
Love it! It's not my very very favorite ride, but it's the first my husband and I rode as a married couple on our honeymoon, and it will always be special. Β I love the info about the pink elephants--would be a funny idea, πŸ˜‚ but I see why Walt decided to change them to gray Dumbos. Β I don't know what the longest we've waited is--we usually like to enjoy Fantasyland right after rope drop, so probably not more than 10-15 mins. Β I might have waited longer as a kid, though. Β Thank you for the lesson! βœοΈπŸ“šπŸ“– - Spoonful_O_Sugar  569.4 #318 7:55AM
Awe! How cute is that?! Bet you two looked so cute! I wish I could get my kiddos to the park that early! Sounds like most of you hit dumbo and fantasyland 1st thing and don't wait long. Thank YOU for your comment! 😘  - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 8:07AM
Great informative post, thank you. Have only ridden Dumbo once in over 50 years. Hangs head in shame, but have made up for it on all the other Fantasyland attractions! Rode it last year and liked it, it was fun. Think the long waits deter me. - jacdanfan  8086.6 #4 8:10AM
😳 time for a visit next trip I'd say! Yeah, I understand not wanting to wait, but apparently if you go early, peeps are saying they only wait 15 mins! 😊 hope you're having a great day! Thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 8:10AM
Great read, wish they had a πŸ’– Dumbo set up for pics! I can't remember the last time I was on because I'm usually taking pics of whoever is! Thanks for the post! - piratelife4me  908.9 #177 10:02AM
Isn't there still one behind dumbo? Made specifically for photos? I'm pretty sure, my kids like to climb on him. πŸ˜‚ nice of you to take pics for others though! 😊 thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 8:12AM
Wow so much here I never knew!! So interesting!! Thank-you for keeping us so well informed!! πŸ’– - adisneyfamily  838.6 #191 10:32AM
Happy to share my research! Really happy you enjoy these! Thanks for telling me so! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 8:13AM
I remember those accidents!  There was so much gossip going on in the breakrooms and CM dining area! - BombFrogFormerCM  816.3 #197 10:39AM
Oh wow! That must have been interesting to hear about almost 1st hand. Don't hear about many accidents at DL!  - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 8:14AM
I was surprised by some CMs in Fantasyland being quite accurate about the injuries while hearing others who worked on the otherside of the park blow it up... - BombFrogFormerCM  816.3 #197 3:39PM
Once again... Great post!!! It's been about 30 years since I have been on Dumbo! I am going to have to fix that!!! Thank you! - Boundin  566.2 #320 9:55PM
Thank you! 😳 30 years really? Oh yes, next trip for sure! Great view from up there!  - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 8:14AM
I am sorry I missed this! Thank you for this post. Everyone loves Dumbo! I had no idea about the many mechanical problems. I also like Walt's idea about riding the "real Dumbo". The story about Truman was my favorite. No GOP symbol for him.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚We don't ride Dumbo very often.😞. I probably waited about 30 minutes with my friend and her mini. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  986.9 #164 12:40AM
You didn't miss it! πŸ˜‰ thanks for commenting! 30 mins seems to be the average. Glad you enjoyed the read!  - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 8:16AM
Thanks for another great lesson. 😘 - LaPearleNoir  1359.4 #106 6:32AM
Thank YOU sweetie! Hope to see you soon! ☺️😘 - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 8:16AM
We used to ride Dumbo when the churros were little. Maybe it's time to ride again an get an elephant's eye view of Disneyland. Neat to see the video of how it evolved. The longest we've probably wait it is 20 minutes. Do they still give out the feather? - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4975.6 #18 6:57AM
They do still hand out feathers (with little bite marks all over them πŸ˜‚) - Spoonful_O_Sugar  569.4 #318 7:14AM
I think it depends on who's working because when we rode last trip they didn't hand out feathers. πŸ˜” my kiddos were bummed. Great views up there!  - Duchess_SMK  5836.0 #14 8:02AM
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Annnnnnnnnd.... ur gone - SpiritOfAdventure  1029.4 #156 11:24PM
Whaaaaaa??? I'm on The List! I...... I feel so honored! I don't know what to say! Id like to thanks my parents for.... Lol jk. Kind of shocked. I usually lose. - BellesLibrary  403.0 #499 11:34PM
I was #1 once, a long time ago...in a galaxy far far away. ✨ - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 10:47PM
Wow that's impressive. I think my best was # 7 - philliprocks  992.6 #163 9:06PM
(It was the first night---but don't tell anyone....πŸ˜‚) - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 12:26AM
I'm on there??!! πŸ‘ - DisneyPrincess79  57.5 #4214 6:51PM

Thanked by:   Ray1man   Shameekz   Tom   21 More Thanks Boundin   richiii3   MsTikiMermadam  
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  409.0 #487 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #12716 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  337.1 #650 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
thanks! I just got the first one for my kindle!  - LuvMySmallWorld  39.7 #4831 9:09AM
- Plumiegirl  8428.0 #3 7:03PM


Great job everyone!!!  - Boundin  566.2 #320 9:24PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.0 #1947 11:22PM
Whoo hoooo Made the list - Fantasmicfan1  686.8 #243 11:30AM
Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4221.4 #24 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  686.8 #243 12:34PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
15128.6

2. Dave
12205.3

3. Plumiegirl
8428

4. jacdanfan
8086.62

5. Tom
8009.41

6. goofygal
7868.6

7. apesandmonkeys
7554.87

8. uscdisneyteacher
7223.67

9. CobbPR
6926.42

10. Bullseye
6692.52


Mr.7, that was fast. And I think it's been less than a year since you joined right? Thanks for sharing your talent with us - philliprocks  992.6 #163 6:08PM
Haha - SnoopMousyMouse  41.7 #0 12:33PM
Number 6 now - philliprocks  992.6 #163 2:09PM
5* - AshleyRae-  122.8 #3030 3:25PM
Thank you for your contributions! - Song  1707.3 #81 11:18AM
@BULLSEYE 😍😍😍✨✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 3:08PM
Bullseye - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 3:08PM
- TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 10:12AM
Keep it up - tinkhardt  0.5 #75305 8:49PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
6677.85

2. Stitch_Legacy
5079.07

3. RickChavez
3353.06

4. ScooterMike
1962.16

5. SPandEvLover
3282.64

6. IDVandalSkipperCM
2279.84

7. caramiapoohAKAface
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8. Dave
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9. Duchess_SMK
5835.95

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
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Thank you everyone! You do a great job keeping us in the know and making MW a must have for Disney info!!! - Boundin  566.2 #320 10:33PM
Seriously, thank you so much! Being that we can only afford to go a couple times a year, this helps keep my Disneyland "craving" in balance  - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 3:47PM
Yes!  Same here.   - DisLUVney  572.2 #316 2:36PM
Truly...thank you! Between the CMs and our friends that share their experiences, Β stickers, raks and more... the Disney experience can live each day in all our hearts..in or outside of the parks - azcoolmom  213.0 #1730 8:38PM
I don't think this list ever updates! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Paging @Admin! Can we get this fixed? ☺️ - SPandEvLover  3282.6 #34 2:23AM
yes! Thank you @admin. And maybe start a fresh one without comments from over a year ago - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4975.6 #18 9:20AM
I'm now on the list for the first time. So it's doing something πŸ˜‚ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4221.4 #24 1:14PM

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2. Sweet_Irish_Cream
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3. Dave
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4. DisneyDavidEMT
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5. missariel33
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6. RickChavez
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7. EastBaytoLA
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8. grumpypapa
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9. Winnie111286
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10. Maddernhorn
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This list seems a little off this month - MelodyMouse  3696.6 #27 2:27PM
It's way off FYI - ShariRenee  5401.6 #15 3:04PM
Hm. What's up,Admin? - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4975.6 #18 4:22PM
I worked really hard this month to make the list!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ - Fantasmicfan1  686.8 #243 7:55PM
something still off - Fantasmicfan1  686.8 #243 6:06PM

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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.

I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  26.8 #5694 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
- luxkitty  2229.3 #56 12:00AM
Thanks for the sticker!!!luxkitty - GoofyMom77  643.2 #271 12:19PM
- NascarDave  301.2 #823 6:30PM
- richiii3  395.4 #513 9:08AM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Peter Pan closed through May 7
Matterhorn Bobsleds closed through May 15
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh closed Jan 12-April 2
Haunted Mansion closed Jan 12-22
Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes closed Jan 12-April 2
Splash Mountain closed Jan 12-April 2

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Soarin' Over California closed through May 14
Taste Pilot's Grill closed through March 12
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail closed Jan 20-March 12
Grizzly River Run closed Jan 20-Mar 19
Luigi's Flying Tires closed through Dec 1

Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.7 #789 8:33AM
Did anyone ride Canal Boats today? Anything to report? - MelodyMouse  3696.6 #27 9:10PM
Did you see the photos yesterday, they have the canal ride  frozen land where old mill was. - secretagentangel  1346.9 #107 2:39PM
Darn, Matterhorn will be closed when I'm there - TakeMeToNeverland19  11.7 #8794 5:29PM
Looks like redwood creek will open earlier. 3/3 I think - aud2580  9.9 #9766 3:22PM

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 MagicRace!

1. jacdanfan
45000

2. MeridaFan
41630

3. MelodyMouse
40000

4. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
34750

5. secretagentangel
26400

6. PrincessCindy
25400

7. debbiev
24250

8. draven898
22700

9. DisneyGrandma
22500

10. nataska1989
20000

 

A list I made....for spending money!! Figures... - debbiev  931.0 #172 2:42PM
Lol - RobMurow_  3118.4 #37 4:03PM
Haha, @MeridaFan my husband knows me too well!! - debbiev  931.0 #172 10:06PM
Me too! hahahaha - luxkitty  2229.3 #56 8:34PM
πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ - debbiev  931.0 #172 11:31AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Lilogirl1  59.1 #4176 7:13PM
This list is awesome!!!! LOL We already know Dave spends the most on food and 2BON2B spends the most on dolls. It's funny to think of other possibilities! Great job contributing everyone!!! - MrsSchnooks  2985.0 #38 11:54AM
I just figured out that if you buy 1500 at a time it is a major deal.  but then you get too tempted and buy EVERYTHING!!!!!:D - secretagentangel  1346.9 #107 8:57PM
The dolls! πŸ‘€ - missariel33  1847.7 #74 8:01PM
I spend too much $$ on Disney purses. luxkitty can you relate? Lol - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 9:43PM
Yep @apesandmonkeys lol - luxkitty  2229.3 #56 5:01PM
 Spend too much on everything!  πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3485.6 #30 3:06PM
Shhh!😳😳don't tell my husband πŸ˜‚ - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1077.3 #145 10:00PM
@luxkitty bumped you off sorry πŸ˜‚ - draven898  643.3 #269 1:49PM
Awww man! I gotta step my game up now! Lol - luxkitty  2229.3 #56 2:13PM
Omg I just saw I made the list lol... - Minnie13  154.0 #2541 12:23PM

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 week of March 2, 2015:

Park Hours: DL: 10am-8pm (Monday-Thursday), 8am-12am (Friday-Sunday); DCA: 10am-8pm (Monday-Thursday), 8am-10pm (Friday-Sunday). 

Attraction Closures: Critter Country (opens 4/3), Fortuosity Jewelry Shop (opens 3/13), Magic Eye Theater (TBD), Matterhorn (opens 5/16), Peter Pan (opens 5/8), Snow White Grotto (opens 5/1), Starcade (TBD), Soarin over California (opens 5/15), Taste Pilots Grill (opens 3/13), Grizzly River Run (opens 3/20), Luigi's Flying Tires (2016), Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (opens 3/3), World of Color (TBD). 

Annual Passholder Event- Celebrating 20 Years of Adventure!- Annual Passholders can enjoy extra magic hours on either Tuesday, March 3 or Wednesday, March 4 from 8pm-midnight in the lands of Adventureland, Frontierland and New Orleans Square, with surprises the entire night! Registration is now closed for the event. Check in for the event will start at 3pm at Ticket Booth 4 (near Guest Relations on the DCA side).

unForecast Crowd Prediction: With the rainy weather, expect it to be quiet both Monday and maybe Tuesday.  With the AP events on Tuesday/Wednesday night, expect the parks to be a little busier than normal towards park closing.  The weather is supposed to warm up later this week, so expect it to be a little busier towards the end of the week and into the weekend. Expect CIs to be in the 50s-high 60s during the week, 70s-low 80s during the weekend.   - BaseballMickey_CM Mar 2, 2015 3:14PM



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  354.4 #598 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6854 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  116.9 #3149 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  217.9 #1671 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  358.3 #586 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  178.8 #2161 4:40PM
Dance studios sign up and dancers come and do a little "pre-parade" along the route. It's cute ;) - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 1:05PM
@bks4lou sorry-I just saw this question ;) - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 1:06PM
thank you. No worries. I just figured out how to find my old comments to see replies :)  - bks4lou  178.8 #2161 8:21PM

Play FlusterWait for iOS while you're in line and see where you rank on the GameCenter Leaderboard!

***I know who has the lowest score!πŸ˜‚ - MadameLeota  2074.7 #61 6:54PM
I'm looking right, and all I see is my dirty car outside of my house - Slotherini  1054.2 #150 5:21PM
216 woot! - goofydad909  1970.2 #67 10:20PM
Wow!  That's impressive!  I'm still in the single digits. - DisLUVney  572.2 #316 9:39PM
Okay I'm at home playing this game and I'm already frustrated!!! But boy oh boy I L❀️VE this games sound effects!!! GREAT JOB @AdminπŸ‘πŸ˜Š - WaltSentMe  324.9 #698 5:52PM
Glad you like it! - Admin  12:19PM
I can't get past the first column.... 😫 - amyb1076  430.2 #452 9:27PM
Welcome to my life lol 98% of the time I can't either - BeatleMike  567.9 #319 8:27AM
Lol but it's addictive 😁 - amyb1076  430.2 #452 8:05PM

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  311.7 #756 10:04PM
- luxkitty  2229.3 #56 3:11PM
Delicious food and wonderful tea! Better  than anything inside the park - JediJT  0.4 #77543 5:24PM
I like to bring home a box of baked goods and a sandwich.  The next day i can eat and unpack and extend the dl experience. - MsTikiMermadam  104.2 #3377 6:49PM

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

1. CobbPR
6544

2. uscdisneyteacher
5586

3. Dave
5059

4. BaseballMickey_CM
4857

5. Stitch_Legacy
4490

6. Duchess_SMK
4428

7. ElSuperRaton
4197

8. Plumiegirl
4075

9. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
3882

10. LoneRAYnger
3628



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Take me to your Quality Leaders - MelodyMouse  3696.6 #27 1:04PM
Phillip is on another list! My hit list! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.7 #0 1:41PM
Them is fighting words - philliprocks  992.6 #163 1:57PM
It's not nice to hit  - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4221.4 #24 6:41PM
But sometimes he deserves it! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.7 #0 10:00AM
He throws Rocks doe - RickChavez  3353.1 #33 3:07PM
Anyone here in DL today would like some company for a few hours? - jamesmuller8  0.0 #64324 1:07PM
Soo nice you asked, I wish I were there now, will be later though - TinkerbellRings  1.5 #59664 9:29AM
World of color used to be sit down several yrs ago... dont know who decided to change it to standing.... - HappyPrincess  25.1 #5871 8:25PM

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

1. MR S TURNS 50!
Mar 15, 2015 01:00pm

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3. REUNION 6 Main Event
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I'm gonna have a crowding meetup Presidents' Day weekend! Post to come!  - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 5:42PM
I'll crowd with you  - LaPearleNoir  1359.4 #106 2:27PM
I ❀️ crowding meetups - bonedaddy909  1244.7 #116 12:29PM
Would love to come! - susanann  8.9 #10419 6:15PM
What day works best for you guys bonedaddy909 and susanann and LaPearleNoir? - TinkerSchelle  1419.6 #100 1:21PM
Any day Friday theough Monday works for me! - susanann  8.9 #10419 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  1244.7 #116 7:09PM
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  1346.9 #107 6:10PM
On Tuesday nights, duh!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜© - secretagentangel  1346.9 #107 10:47PM
ANNUAL PASSHOLDERS ROYAL MEETUP FOR TUESDAY FEBRUARY 24th! 7:30 ! Meetup in front of train station for group photo and then some shenanigans maybe??? See you there! - secretagentangel  1346.9 #107 6:23PM
is there a meet up at the AP event tues march 3rd? - MsTikiMermadam  104.2 #3377 9:33PM

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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! 

How cool! Hmmmm now to find someone who needs tickets! - Shameekz  42.6 #4696 3:14PM
Does it include purchasing so cal resident discunted tickets? - HappyPrincess  25.1 #5871 11:49PM
Umm... Excellent question - BeatleMike  567.9 #319 11:23PM
Hi, Has anyone bought tickets?  I tried the link about which took me to the news feed but I cant find where to get the tickets.  Is it just on ios ?  Thanks - AliceInWaiting  44.6 #4623 6:21AM
The same thing happens to me when I try to fill out the HoJo form. πŸ˜• - Jess0  174.7 #2212 9:18AM
Admin - secretagentangel  1346.9 #107 11:38PM
AliceInWaiting this should be fixed now. Here's the link if you want to share it with others http://bit.ly/Hv3Zjp thanks! - Admin  2:03PM
Jess0 the Hojo form should be working now too, thanks! - Admin  2:09PM
Thanks, Admin! - Jess0  174.7 #2212 2:59PM
Thanks @admin for the fix :) - AliceInWaiting  44.6 #4623 8:29PM

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