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5 THINGS TO DO AT DISNEYLAND THIS WEEK:
1. Mickey and the Magical Map Show (check the Dashboard or use MagicSearch for Showtimes.
2. Try the new Big Thunder!
3. Captain America Meet and Greet in Innoventions
4. Radiator Springs Racers (get your Fastpasses at Park opening)
5. Fried Chicken at the newly reopened Plaza Inn!
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MAGIC MORNING Disneyland Park: Guests with a 3+ day ticket can choose ONE day for early entry Tues, Thu, or Sat. EXTRA MAGIC HOURS for Resort Hotel Guests: Disneyland Park, Tue, Thu, Sat. California Adventure (including Cars Land) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun. Radiator Springs Racers is open during early entry, but Fastpasses are not available during this time. More info here.
MouseWait Birthday Bash ALL-IN-ONE INFO POST: It's our 5th Birthday! Make new friends and reunite with old ones at MouseWait's 5th Birthday Bash October 10-11 at the Disneyland Resort! SUBSCRIBE TO THIS POST FOR EMAIL UPDATES! There's so much to celebrate with the incredible community we have. If you're on the fence about attending, I strongly recommend doing everything you can to make the trip, you won't regret it! Lifetime friendships have been created at these events, and an entirely new world opens up to you when you finally meet the people of MouseWait. Use the MouseWait drop down button on this post and press SUBSCRIBE TO POST for automatic email updates. You can also Bookmark this post for quick reference.
FRIDAY OCT 10 6:30pm (meet at the Carthay Circle Fountain on Buena Vista Street): Attraction Takeover Meetup for the first time in California Adventure! if you've never taken over attractions with a large group of MouseWaiters, then you don't want to miss this. If you have done Takeovers before with us, then we hope to see you again!
MAIN EVENT: Saturday Oct 11 2pm: Celebrate with us in Downtown Disney (LOCATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT NOON ON SATURDAY). We'll have our world famous Raffle, cupcake contest, and more! This event will be FREE. PLEASE RSVP here and we will send you access to our discounted Disneyland ticket portal that Disney has provided for our Birthday Bash!
We encourage you to plan your own meetups throughout the weekend since there will be a lot of people in town for the festivities. You can see a real-time list of Meetups here and you can add yours to the list so everyone can see it in the Lounge.
THIS YEAR'S RAFFLE DONATIONS: We will list Raffle donators below as they are added to our Raffle form.
Breathe in the Happiness $25 Disney Gift Card, Little Mermaid Coffee Mug and Little Mermaid Christmas Ornament HandMeAChurroImmaFaintOne set of customized Nightmare Before Christmas Ears. One Ear has Jack and the other Ear has Zero. Hand stitched on the back 'The Pumpkin King' DisneyPrincessTPink Minnie Mouse bubble gum necklace, braclet & hair bow $40 RadiatorSprings4EverI will be donating a set of attraction posters. MadameLeotaX-Wing Pilot costume for a child. Just in time for Halloween! $50
UTDISNEYFAMILY1 Princess Tiana necklace 1 Ariel necklace 1 Disney cats bracelet each custom made by RCcreations9 RCmom 2 Men's XL Carhartt jacket, style J233, color Dark Brown. Rapunzel dinnerware set including a plate, bowl, flatware & water bottle $450 LuvthemouseMickey and Minnie Inspired Tote Bag. A black Tote bag with a red, black and yellow Tutu Skirt. Jess0 $50 Disney gift card Cinderell-E79 Frozen book $40 Mickey Toaster $25 smanr241. Nightmare Before Christmas Ornament 2. Disneyland World of Color 2g hard drive- Was given out as part of the WOC press kit 3. Disneyland "Tiki Room" Shot glass from early 2000s msdizmaui$25 Disney Gift Card Small Sven Plush ($14.95) MeridaFanMerida Princess wand, Merida dress-up wig, Merida Barbie-style doll. All brand new in packages. $50 Matching set of girls' size small Tinker Bell scarf, hat and mittens. Probably fits. 3-6 year old. $30 Youth size large Mike (from Monsters. Inc.) as a Christmas ornament short-sleeved t-shirt and a Disney Christmas carols CD. $25 Disney version Hedbanz game and a Minnie Halloween girls' headband. $35 frankenweenievelinee1 Darth Vader boys PJ, size L 1 R2D2 boys PJ, size L Willierose: Big Hero 6 Goody Bag MadameLeotaZero bucket. jacdanfan, goofygal, PsychguyTiki Room 50th Anniversary Lanyard. Jim Henson's Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas DVD. Belle Tiara. 2 Marvel Vinyl Bobble-Heads. San Diego Comic-Con exclusive souvenir t-shirt featuring Batman. May the Fourth Be With You t-shirt. It's A Small World 50th Anniversary World's Fair Souvenirs including a Pin, a T-Shirt, and Green Bag. goofymom2boys16x20 Olaf & Sven print by Noah (unframed) D-Tech Minnie Mouse iPhone 5 case California Adventure Bottle Cap Magnet Set Carved craft pumpkin (Disney themed) LuvsTiggerTwo certificates for 100 MW Credits. iluvsleepingbeauty4 Disney Princess Dolls. Snow white, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Ariel. $60 WhatTiggersDoBest & Goofyman 93 R2-D2 Pluto. Planes cap. DOC McStuffins Big Book of Boo-Boos. Princess hair clips debbiev1) HM stretching room portrait trading pins, set of 4: Captain Hook, Maleficent, Cruella De Vil, Queen of Hearts 2) $25 Disney merchandise card 3) Disney t-shirts $80 Sonja and BullseyeHaunted Mansion Hearse Vehicle and Haunted Mansion Pen $50 BoundinReally cate Holiday SweatShirt $50 HARR_E Haunted Mansion sign JenGwen323Rainbow Mickey Mason Jar Mug and $25 Disney Dollars. Value $31 Bubblegum Mickey T-Shirt Girls Size XXL Value $15 goofygalTwo (2) Marvel Vinyl Bobble-Heads $17 Psychguy Three (3) Limited Edition Pins. 2014 Wall-E and Eve Valentine's Day Pin. 2013 Merry Mistletoe with Mickey and Minnie Christmas Pin. 2013 Happy Haunts Madame Leota Pin. $45 pikarich 1. one frozen kids puzzle and an ice cream truck mater from disney store stitchohanaone zero popcorn bucket 2. one ap exclusive splash mnt 25th anniversary poster Amyb1076 3 ornaments $25 Duchess_SMK1) Sofia the First "Surprise Slides" game. 2) "Cars" mealtime set: plate, bowl, and cup. 3) "Minnie Mouse" mealtime set: plate, bowl and cup. DLKenCASplash Mt 25th anniversary poster WDW 25th Anniversary poster Big Hero 6 kite Frozen Olaf blinking Necklace SPandEvLover & IHEARTSIMBA501) Wooden puzzle set. Includes 3 separate puzzles that fit onto the wooden holder: Minnie, fairies, and princesses 2) Boys set: Little Green Men tin with Toy Story 3 puzzle inside and a 3 pack of Mickey pens 3) Girls set: Princess bag filled with a princess play camera from the Disney Store, a fairies school set, and a princess "step into reading" booklet Piratelife4meCustom embroidered Disney sweatshirt. $50 TresBelleClochetteFrozen snow globe with a Frozen carry along word search booklet SapphirePrincess mini dry erase spiral notebook set with assorted crochet hair clips SambaMamiSplash Mountain 25th anniversary attraction mini poster and Jingle Cruise attraction mini poster Sand Dog Solutions Princess DuckieGift Certificate for one Custom MW Hoodie. We will discuss hoodie color and imprint color. Size Adult S-3XL.
BIRTHDAY BASH FAQs:
Is there a fee to attend the Attraction Takeover or the Main Event? NO! (MouseWait is not charging a dime, however normal Disney fees apply i.e. parking, admission, etc).
I'm blocked out can I still attend? YES! You can attend our Main Event on Saturday 2pm in Downtown Disney.
Where do I park? Downtown Disney has 3 hours free parking, and 5 hours with validation.
Do I have to be a member of MouseWait to attend? NO! These events are open to everyone and there will be a lot of people so you don't have to worry, just mosey on down and everyone will welcome you like family.
I've heard MouseWait Events are fun, but I feel awkward because I've never been to one before. Don't worry about that, our events are family friendly, and everyone shares the same love for Disneyland. We won't embarrass you or make you do anything stupid--and it's not a structured event so you can come and go as you please. People have met lifelong friends at these events, you'll see what everyone's talking about once you get there.
Where is the Main Event on Saturday at 2pm? Watch your email and the Lounge Saturday morning and we will reveal the secret Downtown Disney location!
Has MouseWait really been around for 5 years? YES! It's hard to believe but it's true.
BOOK YOUR ROOM A THE HOJO! This will be a busy weekend at the Resort. Book your hotel at a discounted rate with our Hojo room rate (you get 100 MouseWait Credits for staying at the Hojo). Call in-house reservations today at 714-776-6120 and mention MouseWait -- staying at the Resort makes the weekend a lot more fun because you don't have to worry about wasting time with parking, and you're only steps away from all of the events.
Watch this post for updates from the Event Team and myself. I look forward to seeing you in October!
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.
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!
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Entertainment Notes: Fantasmic will be shown on an extra day this week, Monday at 9pm and 10:30pm.
unForcast Crowd Prediciton: Expect it to be a little busy this Monday as it is a holiday (Columbus Day) and the park is open later than normal. During the week, expect it to be quiet for most of the day, until around 3-4pm, when the Halloween Party crowds start to arrive. Like every Friday we've seen in October so far, expect it to be very busy in DCA on Friday night while DL hosts another Halloween Party.
Entertainment Notes: Due to Mickey's Halloween Party, Mickey's Soundsational Parade will perform at 3:30pm and 5pm on Tuesday and Friday. Also, Fantasmic will only be shown on Saturday/Sunday.
This weekend (Friday-Sunday), is the annual MouseWait birthday event! Please join us on Friday night as we takeover some attractions in DCA and for the main event, featuring a cake contest, a pumpkin contest and the annual raffle on Saturday afternoon in Downtown Disney. For more details, look under Admin's posts and/or click on the tag "5th Birthday Bash".
This Sunday, 10/12, the Resort will host its annual CHOC (Children's Hospital of Orange County) Walk in the morning. If you are planning to come to the park early that day, be aware that the park does open later than usual for a Sunday morning.
unForecast Crowd Prediction: Overall, expect it to be moderately quiet again this week. With having three Mickey's Halloween Parties this week, expect the crowds to pick up around 3pm-4pm as the party crowd comes in, part of the "mix-in" time. On Friday night, expect it to be busy again in DCA while the Halloween Party is going on in Disneyland Park. And on Sunday, the crowds may pick up after the CHOC walk. If possible, I would take advantage of Thursday night with Disneyland Park open late, until 11pm.
*Disneyland Park will close early for Mickey's Halloween Party. **Disneyland Park will close early for the Cast Member Family Little Monsters Halloween Party.
Disney California Adventure Park: 10am-8pm (Monday), 8am-8pm (Tuesday/Wednesday), 10am-8pm (Thursday), 8am-12am (Friday), 8am-10pm (Saturday/Sunday).
Entertainment Notes: Due to Mickey's Halloween Party, Mickey's Soundsational Parade will perform at 3:30pm and 5pm on Tuesday and Friday. Also, Fantasmic will only be shown on Saturday/Sunday.
Annual Passholder Sing-a-long Event- The Jungle Book (9/30), The Lion King (10/2, 10/3). Located in Hollywood Land's Stage 17. Registration was required, but more seats may be available on a standby basis. unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be moderately slow this week. This Thursday (10/2), the LAUSD has the day off, so it may be a little more crowded than normal for a Thursday. Also, with Mickey's Halloween Party this Friday, expect it to be very busy in DCA at night.
Disney California Adventure: 10am-8pm (Monday-Wednesday), 8am-6pm (Thursday), 8am-12am (Friday), 8am-10pm (Saturday/Sunday).
**Note: Disneyland Park will close at 7pm on Friday, September 26 due to Mickey's Halloween Party.
World of Color will not be shown on Thursday, September 25th.
The first of many nights of Mickey's Halloween Party will start this Friday night. Due to the separate ticket event, Disneyland Park will close earlier than normal, but DCA will stay open until 12am.
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage will return this Saturday, September 27 after its 9+ month refurbishment.
"Legends of Frontierland" will come to an end on Saturday, September 27. There are some special events and surprises planned for the day, so if you're in the area, feel free to stop by Frontierland between 11am-6pm as Rainbow Ridge and Frontierland settle their land fued.
unForcast Crown Prediction: Expect it to be quiet this week as both parks close at 8pm, and even earlier on other days too. Friday though, will be crowded as it is the first Mickey's Halloween Party. Because Disneyland is closed, expect it to be very crowded in DCA as it will be open later than normal that night. For the weekend, expect it to be busy Saturday and Sunday, until around Sunday afternoon when the crowds mellow out for the new week.
Update for week of Monday, September 15, 2014. Park Hours: Disneyland: 10am-8pm (Monday-Wednesday), 9am-5pm (Thursday*), 9am-12am (Friday and Saturday), 8am-12am (Sunday).
Disney California Adventure: 10am-8pm (Monday-Wednesday), 9am-8pm (Thursday), 9am-10pm (Friday and Saturday), 8am-10pm (Sunday).
*Disneyland Park will close at 5pm on Thursday due to a Cast Member Service event that evening. Also that day, Mickey's Soundsational Parade has been cancelled due to the event.
Fantasmic: 9pm and 10:30pm (Friday-Sunday), Remember Dreams Come True fireworks 9:25pm (Friday-Sunday), World of Color: 8:15pm (Monday-Thursday), 9:45pm (Friday/Sunday), 9pm (Saturday).
Attraction closures: Indiana Jones (9/16-9/19), Mark Twain Riverboat (now through 11/29), Finding Nemo (now through 9/27), Golden Zephyr (9/17-9/19).
Halloween Time has now started at the parks, including with the seasonal attraction overlays such as Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. Also, make sure to check out the many food and beverage locations that offer special offerings just for the Halloween season.
Reminder that Mickey's Halloween Party starts on Friday, September 26, in which Disneyland Park will close early for the private event.
unForcast Crowd Prediction: With it being very hot at the parks this week and with both parks closing early, expect both parks to be quiet as the resort is in "non-peak" season. As we get into the weekend, the temperature is supposed to go back to normal, which will cause the crowds to increase by Friday and Saturday.
Park Hours: Disneyland: 10am-8pm (Mon-Thurs), 9am-12am (Fri), 9am-11pm (Sat), 8am-12am (Sun). DCA: 10am-8pm (Mon-Thurs), 9am-10pm (Fri), 9am-9pm (Sat), 8am-10pm (Sun). World of Color: 8:15pm (Mon-Thurs), 9:45pm (Fri), 9pm (Sat-Sun).
Halloween Time returns this Friday! Little by little this week, we'll see Disneyland Park transform to the fall season with all of the decor and the return of Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy (both opening on Friday). Also, the Pirates League and the Halloween Carnival both return to Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree, so make sure to check out the villains hang out, the pumpkin art and seasonal food offerings.
If you're a pin trader/collector, Thursday is a big pin release date with several limited edition villain pins being released, a new Haunted Mansion Annual Passholder Exclusive pin, and a new Halloween Time pin for Disney Vacation Club members.
As announced last week, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit will now host meet and greets on Buena Vista Street in DCA, starting on Sunday, September 14.
White Water Snacks in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa will be closed from September 8 through 20 for a refurbishment.
unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect both parks to be quiet Monday through Thursday as we are now in the "non-peak" season, with both parks closing at 8pm. But Friday, expect the crowds to pick up in the afternoon/evening when the weekend arrives and Halloween Time has returned, plus it also being Dapper Day on Friday too. As for Saturday and Sunday, expect to be moderately busy because of it being the first weekend of Halloween Time in Disneyland Park.
Park Hours: Labor Day (Monday) DL: 8am-12am, DCA: 8am-10pm; Tuesday-Thursday- Both parks 10am-8pm; Friday-Sunday, DL: 9am-11pm, DCA: 9am-9pm. "Magical" Fireworks will be shown on Monday, Friday through Sunday at 9:25pm, Fantasmic will be shown on Monday, Friday through Sundays at 9pm and 10:30pm and World of Color will be shown daily at 9:45pm (Monday, Friday-Sunday) and 8:15pm (Tuesday-Thursday).
Attraction closures: Haunted Mansion (reopens 9/12), Jungle Cruise (Tuesday-Thursday), Big Thunder Ranch (reopens 9/12), Main Street Photo Supply (reopens 9/24)
FYI: Annual Passholder Event, "Fall Back to Fun", in Disney California Adventure Park on Tuesday night, 8pm-12am. Event is only open to AP Holders celebrating their pass anniversary between October 1 through December 5 and was invitation only. Guests of the registered AP Holders must be registered in advanced online and must have their valid AP the night of the event. Check in will be at Toll Booth 4 starting at 2pm. Registration for the event is no longer available.
Also, "Legends of Frontierland" was extended and will stick around a little longer.
unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be crowded on Monday as it is Labor Day and all APs are open, but it is also a work/school night, so expect the crowds to decrease by the later afternoon/night. For the rest of the week, expect it to be low to moderate crowds as most schools have started and both parks closing earlier for this short "non-peak" season. Reminder that Halloween Time at the Resort officially starts on Friday, September 12!
Park hours: DL (9am-10pm weekdays, 9am-12am weekends); DCA (9am-9pm weekdays, 9am-10pm weekends). Since the parks are closing earlier during the week, Fantasmic will only be shown Friday-Sunday, World of Color will be shown at 9pm and the "Magical!" fireworks will be shown at 9:25pm daily (weather permitting).
FYI: this is a last full week to participate in "Legends of Frontierland" in Frontierland as it concludes on Monday, September 1st. Also, the Adventure Trading Company's last day in the jungle will be Monday, August 25 and will move onto a new adventure, so make sure to catch them!
unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be quiet to moderately busy this week as many schools go back this week, but there's also still quite a few people getting their end of summer vacation in at the Resort before school starts after Labor Day for them. But, reminder that this weekend is the Disneyland Half Marathon, so expect crowds to pick up Thursday and/or Friday as runners and their families come in for this weekend's events. And make sure to keep an eye out for any road closures late Saturday night to mid Sunday morning if you are coming to the Resort this coming weekend!
July was arguably one of the slowest months of the year (some say the Sunday on Independence Day Weekend was the slowest day of the year). However, we saw crowd levels rise Sat Aug 2, and they've been steady through today (Aug 5). With the Socal passes coming good Aug 18, we should see good crowds throughout the end of the month. - Admin Aug 5, 2014 2:23PM
GOAT EFFECT is finally here for iOS! #SaveTheGoat by knocking the dynamite out of his mouth and see how high you can run your score up! Press on your High Score on the main page to see where you rank in Game Center. Have fun!
Deadliest Cast Member SEASON TWO is only a few weeks away! Watch the trailer below. In the second season, we go back to 2005 to show you what really happened on Disneyland's 50th Birthday. Events from the VOYAGEERS also appear in this season--get ready!
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!
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).
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