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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!
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
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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).
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
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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Credits Hall of Fame. This real-time list honors the top Credits purchasers by showing the total number of Credits purchased. These MouseWaiters play an integral part in helping us maintain and innovate. Thank you to everyone who buys Credits in the MW iOS app, TRIVILATOR, and Goat Effect!
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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!