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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  2674.9 #42 5:31AM
Thanks sweetie!  So glad you enjoyed it! I was hoping PinkElephants would see this post today and be extra happy. 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 10:56AM
Thank you for these hostoric view onto the past - evilemohand  724.0 #244 5:43AM
Really happy you liked the post! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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  486.8 #403 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  6041.0 #15 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 #8959 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  6041.0 #15 10:59AM
  - WishIWereThere  278.9 #996 6:45AM
πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹πŸ’—πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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  2280.4 #56 8:01AM
πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ it really is pretty all the way up there! What is the longest you've waited?  - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 11:00AM
Longest I waited was about 35 minutes - DisneyDavidEMT  2280.4 #56 11:14AM
Thank you - MinnieTinker  528.0 #367 8:04AM
😊 my pleasure! Thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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  356.5 #607 8:55AM
Oh that'll be so fun! Take lots of pics! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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  1770.4 #80 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  6041.0 #15 6:09AM
This is one of my favorite rides. It's the first ride i can remember getting on. - HollyGolightlyPrincess  396.8 #530 12:36PM
Awe! You're so cute! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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  884.3 #185 1:51PM
Good memory! That story made me giggle when I read it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ 15-20 mins?! Dang! Lucky! Thank YOU! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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 #231 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  6041.0 #15 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  4108.5 #27 4:51PM
Oh yeah? Cool! I had no idea they have two dumbos! Do they have a Casey jr too?  - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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  4108.5 #27 8:45AM
Great read, thanks! - DizneyGirl  730.9 #7 8:51PM
So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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  2846.6 #41 7:41AM
That's how I feel too! Always worth the wait to see the kiddos smile!  - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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  592.9 #320 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  6041.0 #15 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  8954.1 #5 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  6041.0 #15 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  962.0 #176 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  6041.0 #15 8:12AM
Wow so much here I never knew!! So interesting!! Thank-you for keeping us so well informed!! πŸ’– - adisneyfamily  865.4 #196 10:32AM
Happy to share my research! Really happy you enjoy these! Thanks for telling me so! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 8:13AM
I remember those accidents!  There was so much gossip going on in the breakrooms and CM dining area! - BombFrogFormerCM  880.4 #187 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  6041.0 #15 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  880.4 #187 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  610.5 #308 9:55PM
Thank you! 😳 30 years really? Oh yes, next trip for sure! Great view from up there!  - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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  1138.2 #143 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  6041.0 #15 8:16AM
Thanks for another great lesson. 😘 - LaPearleNoir  1568.3 #97 6:32AM
Thank YOU sweetie! Hope to see you soon! ☺️😘 - Duchess_SMK  6041.0 #15 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  5406.0 #17 6:57AM
They do still hand out feathers (with little bite marks all over them πŸ˜‚) - Spoonful_O_Sugar  592.9 #320 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  6041.0 #15 8:02AM
Good Morning - Chumash28  1082.4 #155 7:49AM

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The 5K is May 8th, 10K May 9th, and the Half is May 10th. - CoachDisney  79.0 #3816 2:43PM
I will for the 5k, will be there Thursday afternoon till Friday noon. - Sleepingbeautysmom  305.0 #823 8:17AM

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  1623.1 #96 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  387.2 #541 12:40PM
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I buy pretty much everything on Amazon. Nice to know MW can get a little piece of that! - MellyMelBB  65.0 #4114 12:06AM


 
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  624.9 #298 8:03PM
I bought the paper copy for myself and 2 copies of season one for christmas gifts!  LOVE THIS BOOK!!! - snitsos  26.8 #5864 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
I now have both seasons on my Kindle!!!!  LOVE them!!!!  I also have both of the Voyagers!  So great!!!!!      - valj84DisneyAddict  170.6 #2317 10:57AM
- valj84DisneyAddict  170.6 #2317 9:35PM

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  317.1 #757 10:04PM
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Can't make it but wanted to use my sticker! - Poisen_Ivy  275.7 #1030 12:09AM

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Nice pic!πŸ“· - Stitchcrazy62622  16.2 #7572 10:18PM

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


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 #1847 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  128.1 #2968 3:57PM
@Admin. I filled out a form for May 22nd.  I hope you got it. Thanks. - Winnie111286  4075.3 #28 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  5.8 #15119 5:02PM

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  3196.6 #38 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  17.8 #7231 10:32PM
Yours is much nicer than Mickeys - leopardditz2000  690.0 #259 7:34PM
After the video my 3 & 1/2 year old says, "that's cool!" It was. Very cool - MommyandBash  106.1 #3398 3:44PM

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 June 29, 2015

Last year, Independence Week was unusually slow. July 4 was one of the slowest days of the year, if you can believe that! Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our new MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week averaged in the 60s, which is not very crowded at all. It is supposed to cool down a little later in the week, which could bring large crowds this weekend. To get a real-time look at how crowded the Parks are, check the MouseWait app for real-time Crowd Index averages and wait times.  - Admin Jun 29, 2015 12:52PM



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  422.4 #481 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.6 #7066 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  130.5 #2944 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  237.2 #1437 5:04PM
I hope to be down at the end of August or first part of September. Which would you choose? - DeneciePie  327.9 #705 10:48PM
Sounds like you'll be there for Disneyland half marathon weekend  - MarshaMouse  4390.1 #25 7:41PM
thanx for the opportunity - MommyandBash  106.1 #3398 6:18PM

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 #503 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #13237 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 #654 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  5.6 #15719 5:40PM
I've read seasons 1 and 2.  Can't wait for season 3! - eeyore4me  0.6 #73360 1:08PM

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  2191.0 #61 7:16AM
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- CoachSteve  120.1 #3124 9:21PM
Congrats! - irmouse  243.0 #1373 11:28PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
7045.2

2. Stitch_Legacy
5137.84

3. RickChavez
3516.78

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
3671.88

6. caramiapoohAKAface
3832.37

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2358.77

8. Dave
12817.3

9. Duchess_SMK
6040.98

10. Sweet_Irish_Cream
4398.62



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Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
15669.3

2. Dave
12817.3

3. Tom
8987.52

4. Plumiegirl
8972.5

5. jacdanfan
8954.11

6. goofygal
8654.71

7. uscdisneyteacher
7533.48

8. CobbPR
7089.72

9. BaseballMickey_CM
7045.2

10. Bullseye
6766.17



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 #7580 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.7 #812 8:33AM
No!! Peter Pan is one of my favorites... I was hoping to ride it next weekπŸ˜₯😒 - girl97217  116.0 #3215 7:20PM
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  54.8 #4367 10:06PM
They definitely tried!! - NeddaSzy  41.5 #4862 6:57PM
I think it was delayed, originally supposed to be open earlier. - Sarafina  490.3 #401 12:13PM

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  1696.5 #88 11:59PM
was bummed i did not make it two weeks ago,  see you in aug! - MsTikiMermadam  334.1 #676 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  189.8 #2039 9:00AM
I just need WOC - gedi0614  19.9 #6808 1:11AM
Me too! - MellyMelBB  65.0 #4114 9:26AM
Try one or more of the new Diamond desserts! - MsTikiMermadam  334.1 #676 6:40PM

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
5.33

2. Goofytom
2.44

3. mamabeam
1.15

4. Dolewhipped
0.32

5. MHN15
0.19

6. richiii3
0.14

7. Tom
0.1

8. Rizzobee28
0.1

9. EmilyAnne
0.07

10. otilegna
0.04

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  πŸ˜ - valj84DisneyAddict  170.6 #2317 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  43.4 #4772 11:33AM
πŸ‘‹β€οΈ - Tom  8987.5 #3 11:47AM
Wtg @DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2170.8 #64 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  43.4 #4772 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2170.8 #64 9:42AM
Yay I'm on the list!! First top 10 list I've ever made :) - TiggerBelle  473.9 #418 10:40AM
Probably just jinxed myself lol - TiggerBelle  473.9 #418 10:41AM
First thing I've ever been on too! ☺️ add me for a game so we can keep it up πŸ˜‰ haha - ames013  100.9 #3472 10:37AM

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