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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  2273.9 #53 5:31AM
Thanks sweetie!  So glad you enjoyed it! I was hoping PinkElephants would see this post today and be extra happy. 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 10:56AM
Thank you for these hostoric view onto the past - evilemohand  414.4 #476 5:43AM
Really happy you liked the post! Thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #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  427.1 #449 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  5818.8 #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 #8518 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  5818.8 #14 10:59AM
  - WishIWereThere  262.4 #1128 6:45AM
πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹πŸ’—πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #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  1610.3 #86 8:01AM
πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ it really is pretty all the way up there! What is the longest you've waited?  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 11:00AM
Longest I waited was about 35 minutes - DisneyDavidEMT  1610.3 #86 11:14AM
Thank you - amyb1076  424.7 #452 8:04AM
😊 my pleasure! Thank you!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #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  332.9 #654 8:55AM
Oh that'll be so fun! Take lots of pics! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #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  1248.2 #112 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  5818.8 #14 6:09AM
This is one of my favorite rides. It's the first ride i can remember getting on. - HollyGolightlyPrincess  394.0 #513 12:36PM
Awe! You're so cute! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #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  805.1 #196 1:51PM
Good memory! That story made me giggle when I read it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ 15-20 mins?! Dang! Lucky! Thank YOU! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #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 #218 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  5818.8 #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  3337.1 #31 4:51PM
Oh yeah? Cool! I had no idea they have two dumbos! Do they have a Casey jr too?  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #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  3337.1 #31 8:45AM
Great read, thanks! - DizneyGirl  674.7 #7 8:51PM
So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹ - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #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  1928.0 #69 7:41AM
That's how I feel too! Always worth the wait to see the kiddos smile!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #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  561.6 #315 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  5818.8 #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  7804.4 #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  5818.8 #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  863.8 #186 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  5818.8 #14 8:12AM
Wow so much here I never knew!! So interesting!! Thank-you for keeping us so well informed!! πŸ’– - adisneyfamily  831.6 #190 10:32AM
Happy to share my research! Really happy you enjoy these! Thanks for telling me so! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 8:13AM
I remember those accidents!  There was so much gossip going on in the breakrooms and CM dining area! - BombFrogFormerCM  808.8 #195 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  5818.8 #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  808.8 #195 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  545.3 #329 9:55PM
Thank you! 😳 30 years really? Oh yes, next trip for sure! Great view from up there!  - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #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  942.1 #167 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  5818.8 #14 8:16AM
Thanks for another great lesson. 😘 - LaPearleNoir  1301.3 #106 6:32AM
Thank YOU sweetie! Hope to see you soon! ☺️😘 - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #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  4688.6 #20 6:57AM
They do still hand out feathers (with little bite marks all over them πŸ˜‚) - Spoonful_O_Sugar  561.6 #315 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  5818.8 #14 8:02AM
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Credits have been applied to everyone's account as of today! - Admin 11:40AM
I still have not received my credits from the birthday bash? - vegashappyhaunts  98.1 #3450 6:01PM
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 #1826 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  13.4 #8044 3:57PM
I have done this form multiple times and I never get the points :( - Disney4life  59.2 #4151 10:43PM
Please send a ticket into support and let them know. - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4688.6 #20 8:45AM
They helped me get the points. - Winnie111286  2298.1 #50 10:21AM
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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 #751 10:04PM
- luxkitty  2050.8 #59 3:11PM
Delicious food and wonderful tea! Better  than anything inside the park - JediJT  0.4 #77051 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  51.4 #4368 6:49PM

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  1060.6 #146 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  665.4 #252 6:30PM
Sounds fun!! - HappyPrincess  25.0 #5836 10:48AM
I have the app so if anyone wants to play a game with me :-) - nelcamp90  29.9 #5391 7:12PM
Just invited you to play - Goofytom  1060.6 #146 1:21PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

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6. IDVandalSkipperCM
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7. caramiapoohAKAface
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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  545.3 #329 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  559.1 #319 2:36PM
Some of my faves!!! - TinkerSchelle  1255.0 #110 11:09PM
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  209.9 #1771 8:38PM

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  401.5 #498 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #12580 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 #644 4:20PM
Glad you like it! Season Two is coming in a few weeks! - Admin  11:52PM
Loved them all! - MinnieCarman  251.1 #1232 8:26PM
Thank you MinnieCarman! - Admin  2:40PM
thanks! I just got the first one for my kindle!  - LuvMySmallWorld  28.9 #5477 9:09AM


Great job everyone!!!  - Boundin  545.3 #329 9:24PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.0 #1943 11:22PM
I agree!  - Dizkid  356.6 #587 6:28PM
Gotta love the matterhorn :-) - foundpluto1  1445.0 #93 5:28PM

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  886.5 #177 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1255.0 #110 10:53PM
- mckelfam  32.6 #5184 8:46PM
Loooooved it! - melissa_ficent  318.5 #725 9:57PM

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2. Dave
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3. Plumiegirl
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4. jacdanfan
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5. Tom
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6. goofygal
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7. apesandmonkeys
7554.87

8. uscdisneyteacher
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9. CobbPR
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10. Bullseye
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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  928.0 #169 6:08PM
Haha - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 12:33PM
Number 6 now - philliprocks  928.0 #169 2:09PM
5* - AshleyRae-  122.7 #3023 3:25PM
Thank you for your contributions! - Song  1705.8 #78 11:18AM
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@BULLSEYE 😍😍😍✨✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  1255.0 #110 3:08PM
Bullseye - TinkerSchelle  1255.0 #110 3:08PM
- TinkerSchelle  1255.0 #110 10:12AM

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. MeridaFan
41630

2. jacdanfan
40000

3. MelodyMouse
40000

4. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
31750

5. PrincessCindy
25400

6. secretagentangel
24900

7. debbiev
24250

8. DisneyGrandma
21000

9. draven898
20200

10. nataska1989
20000

 

A list I made....for spending money!! Figures... - debbiev  904.0 #176 2:42PM
Lol - robmurow  3121.3 #36 4:03PM
Ha hahahaha!  Yeah. I won't be telling my husband about this list. Not that he'd be surprised. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3466.6 #28 6:28PM
Haha, @MeridaFan my husband knows me too well!! - debbiev  904.0 #176 10:06PM
Me too! hahahaha - luxkitty  2050.8 #59 8:34PM
πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ - debbiev  904.0 #176 11:31AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Lilogirl1  53.3 #4315 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  2882.4 #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  1322.0 #104 8:57PM
The dolls! πŸ‘€ - missariel33  1682.4 #81 8:01PM
I spend too much $$ on Disney purses. luxkitty can you relate? Lol - apesandmonkeys  7554.9 #7 9:43PM
Yep @apesandmonkeys lol - luxkitty  2050.8 #59 5:01PM
 Spend too much on everything!  πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  3466.6 #28 3:06PM
Shhh!😳😳don't tell my husband πŸ˜‚ - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1009.0 #158 10:00PM
Thank you Admin, for the Costco iTunes card tip and for the generous double credits which, if my math is correct, were actually quadrupled somehow! I'm stunned and grateful.  - MelodyMouse  3493.7 #27 8:20AM
@luxkitty bumped you off sorry πŸ˜‚ - draven898  560.2 #317 1:49PM
Awww man! I gotta step my game up now! Lol - luxkitty  2050.8 #59 2:13PM

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  1407.3 #98 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  385.2 #521 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I always use this when I shop on Amazon  - Plumiegirl  8344.2 #3 11:26PM
I didn't know about this. I'll do it next time I'm going to shop with Amazon! - melissameow  17.2 #7029 3:23AM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Jungle Cruise closed Jan 7-9
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
it's a small world closed Jan 26-Feb 5

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Pacific Wharf Cafe closed through Feb 5
Boudin Bakery Tour closed through Jan 26
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

Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy  307.6 #783 8:33AM
Did anyone ride Canal Boats today? Anything to report? - MelodyMouse  3493.7 #27 9:10PM
Did you see the photos yesterday, they have the canal ride  frozen land where old mill was. - secretagentangel  1322.0 #104 2:39PM
hardly anything open!  I know - I know - the diamond anniversary- doesn't make sense to travel there with nothing open.   - Sfarrell  80.9 #3711 7:31PM
Why not? I've had a blast all week!! - MissMolly  1265.6 #109 11:42AM
Some may not agree, but I don't think it's that bad. I would be bummed to miss some attractions if it was my one trip of the year, but the crowds are low and the missing attractions will be better than ever in a few months.  - chrismis21  492.6 #381 2:46PM
Me too @Missmolly! - ShariRenee  5017.4 #17 5:50PM
I hope they're changing the matterhorn bobsled seats.  Went once after the last refurbishment and NEVER again.  I literally bruised my tailbone. Everyone had back pain for the rest of the day.   - fancyshmancy1999  5.1 #16182 1:04AM

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The Season Two cover is revealed through an epic trailer--a tribute to Walt Disney. Check it out below and go here to get more info on MouseWait's hit series Deadliest Cast Member. Follow us on Facebook here

Looks good - Chumash28  1079.8 #143 4:48PM
How exciting! Always love your trailers! - Duchess_SMK  5818.8 #14 7:42AM
I can't wait to start reading this.  - grumpypapa  2757.0 #39 7:23PM
When oh when will this be available on iTunes?!?! I have never finished a book so quickly. I am rereading it with my son while anxiously waiting for season 2 to be iTunes ready. Please hurry! - snitsos  26.7 #5655 9:54PM

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2. uscdisneyteacher
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5. Stitch_Legacy
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6. Duchess_SMK
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7. ElSuperRaton
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8. Plumiegirl
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9. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
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10. LoneRAYnger
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Take me to your Quality Leaders - MelodyMouse  3493.7 #27 1:04PM
Phillip is on another list! My hit list! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 1:41PM
Them is fighting words - philliprocks  928.0 #169 1:57PM
It's not nice to hit  - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3928.1 #25 6:41PM
But sometimes he deserves it! - SnoopMousyMouse  41.4 #0 10:00AM
He throws Rocks doe - RickChavez  3276.2 #33 3:07PM
I was excited for this until reading a little more and for the dinning packages I think they aren't making this affordable for the average person. Also, I hate world of color cause you have to stand so if you get a fast pass through the machines I hope you don't have to stand - Disneyprincessvmk  46.9 #4526 11:36PM
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 #59357 9:29AM

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

Update for week of Monday, January 19, 2015:

Park Hours: DL: 8am-11pm (Monday), 10am-8pm (Tuesday-Thursday), 9am-11pm (Friday/Saturday), 8am-12am (Sunday). 

DCA: 8am-10pm (Monday), 10am-8pm (Tuesday-Thursday), 9am-9pm (Friday/Saturday), 8am-10pm (Sunday). 

Attraction Closures: All of Critter Country (re-opening April 2015), Haunted Mansion (opens Friday 1/23), Matterhorn (May 2015), Sleeping Beauty Castle (March 2015), Snow White Grotto (May 2015), Pacific Wharf Cafe (re-opens 2/6), Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (re-opens in March), Soarin over California (re-opens May 2015), Taste Pilots' Grill (re-opens in 3/13). 

This week's "Wednesday with Walt" AP presentation is a look into "The Story of the Silly Symphony". Make sure to pick up a wristband with a valid AP at the Main Street Opera House starting at 12noon on Wednesday to attend one of the presentations that evening. 

unForecast Prediction: Expect it to be quiet this week (CIs in the 50s-low 70s). For the weekend, expect the parks to be moderately busy with CIs in the low 70s-80s, as this is "non-peak" season.

Have a great week MWers!  - BaseballMickey_CM Jan 20, 2015 11:11AM



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  352.8 #599 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6793 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  114.2 #3188 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  216.8 #1668 5:04PM
Thanks for these updates. I love them!  - Dizkid  356.6 #587 6:07PM
It's Dance the Magic this weekend-always adds to the crowds too!!! - TinkerSchelle  1255.0 #110 8:23PM
What is dance the magic?? - bks4lou  167.6 #2321 4:40PM

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