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Aug 22, 2014 2:17PM 
Let's collect trains! Disneyland fans know that Walt Disney's love for trains was one of the things that inspired him to build Disneyland. Walt built the Carolwood Pacific Railroad in the backyard of his Holmby Hills home that he purchased in 1949. Imagine what Walt must have been thinking when he watched this one-eighth scale train circle his backyard. STICKER NIGHT TUESDAY will feature pieces of  More...

I'm sure most you know this.... But that HUGE beast of a home was NOT Walt's home.  His original home was a lot more humble.  They saved only a tunnel and a couple bushes, that's it.  "We" at the Carolwood Pacific Historical SS saved the backyard Barn and with the generous help of Sharon Disney-Miller and the Broggie family (Michael and Sharon), the Barn was moved to 'Travel Town' train park at Griffith Park Los Angeles.    If you've never been there, please stop by! It's really cool.   I work with plastics myself and built the cover for Walt's workbench.. And it gave me goosebumps as I was helping protect Walt's handprints (in axel grease) and tools as he had them there.   Great project.   As things are today, I still have a pile of original train track pieces (wood and rails) in a pile in my backyard.    We tried at one time to help the Barn by selling small token pieces of the track, but that only went for a small time.   Oh, strangely enough, that "pile" of track sits in Carlsbad here, far from Anaheim or the Carolwood property.  In the end...  In my opinion... It's a shame what they did with Walt's property, house AND neighbors house just to built that insane Estate.  Then to "suggest" it even carries a resemblance to Walt's smaller home?  Hmmm..  But, that's progress for ya.    By the way, Walt's train setup was a smaller scale, but to really be blown away, look up Ward Kimball's "Grizzly Flats" backyard train.  I remember his neighbors just "loving it" when he did a steam up.  Ha!   I'd been there only once, but quite impressive having a full-scale steam engine.    May they both rest in the Depot called Heaven.   8):-)   - imtigger  18.3 #6526 10:41AM
Wow that's awesome info, thanks for sharing imtigger! - Admin  8:55PM
Love trains! How exciting! It'd be neat to have all the DL engines someday! πŸ˜πŸš‚ - Duchess_SMK  5552.7 #14 2:37PM
Just wait until you get to collect trains with your son.😍 - RadiatorSprings4Ever  705.3 #219 3:38PM
Jack wants the "HO" scale Disneyland train set for Christmas this year!  - BombFrogCM  683.7 #229 8:56PM
πŸ‘ oh I didn't even think about that RadiatorSprings4Ever ! I'mSO looking forward to that! πŸ˜πŸ’—πŸ‘ BombFrogCM your son has excellent taste! πŸ’—πŸš‚ - Duchess_SMK  5552.7 #14 7:24AM
We started collecting HO sets last Christmas with Thomas & Friends but we're really excited to get the Disneyland Monorail set which was the same scale - BombFrogCM  683.7 #229 7:54AM
- draven898  256.1 #1150 11:05PM
Those trains are awesome, and foolish me missed it! @@@@@@Admin you must do a DO OVER!πŸ˜‚ - MadameLeota  1674.4 #74 11:28PM

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 1152.4 #116 (DL Qual #56

Aug 26, 2014 9:36PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
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To stitch family, we are praying for all of you during this difficult time. We feel for you, and send tight hugs. Philliprocks is praying for you as well.β™‘                          - Aworldofcheer  50.3 #4288 11:23PM
Pikarich I am so sorry for your loss. I see your face and I know your sorrow. I know you don't care to hear this now but in the future the pain will be bearable. Please talk to your family, friends or anyone you are comfortable with as you go through your grieving. - Boundin  500.7 #362 11:21PM
Aww! What wonderful friends. Wish I could have been there. In my thoughts PikaStitch family (((hugs)))πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3911.2 #23 6:18AM
Our thoughts and prayers for @@@@@pikarich and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. - jacdanfan  6455.0 #8 6:21AM

 56.7 #4125 (DL Qual #1324

Aug 26, 2014 9:49PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land

😱Oh my stars!!! This is the best pic of the day, IMO.😍 - Alicewhoareyou  954.7 #150 9:51PM
Wow!!! - FoolishMortal138  322.1 #685 10:08PM
Beautiful. We love staying at the Paradise Pier for this reason - Chumash28  950.8 #153 4:31AM
That makes a lot of sense. I had forgotten about the view πŸ‘πŸ˜Š - eviljules  841.7 #175 4:34AM
Yep-Paradise Pier for exactly this reason. And besides, my niece says it's more kid-ly-est - BAO1953  18.3 #6523 4:50AM

 169.9 #2248 (DL Qual #535

Aug 26, 2014 8:12AM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Magic!

Wow, nice disappearing act - philliprocks  783.2 #193 8:30AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - DisneyGrandma  654.7 #249 8:39AM
lol - VfxGenie  1504.5 #81 8:39AM
Wearing a cloak of invisibility! Awesome!! - leopardditz2000  293.0 #838 8:49AM
Bravo maestro! - CaptainMouse777  7.5 #10959 5:01PM
Prestomatic! - MickeyLumboCM  594.9 #285 12:45AM

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 876.2 #167 (DL Qual #93

Aug 24, 2014 6:23PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Do I dare trust this elevator? My feeling is maybe the stairs are a better idea. Hmmm

I always tell people to take the stairs but they never listen! Lol  - luxkitty  1288.6 #97 12:48AM
Elevator more direct route. - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 11:48PM
Take the elevator. It will get you there faster. Much much faster! - jacdanfan  6455.0 #8 6:30PM
even if it breaks - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1164.7 #112 6:33PM
Way more fun tootoo - E-Ticket  1073.2 #133 6:48PM
Have actually been stuck in the elevator once. Had to sit for a long time between floors. - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 7:45PM
I always tell people to take the stairs but they never listen! Lol  - luxkitty  1288.6 #97 12:48AM
Elevator more direct route. - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 11:48PM
Take elevator... You can't possibly regret that decision.  - MoChuck  10.7 #8647 8:17PM

 134.7 #2787 (DL Qual #780

Aug 26, 2014 8:40AM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Waiting for the rope drop at DCA

Planning to head towards Racers? Enjoy your day! - leopardditz2000  293.0 #838 8:47AM
That's the plan of me and the other 500 people crowding closer & closer  - Kimo  134.7 #2787 8:49AM
Lots of people this morning. Have fun. - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 11:09AM
My favorite kind morning!  Enjoy your day :) - DisLUVney  535.7 #320 11:41AM

 876.2 #167 (DL Qual #93

Aug 23, 2014 11:14PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Goodnight Main Street USA and Goodnight Disneyland.

Don't see many pics of city hall all lit up. Looks great! - marisadel  6.6 #12075 3:03AM
Thanks. Love Main Street USA lit up at night. - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 10:02AM
Pretty - BAO1953  18.3 #6523 6:36AM
Thanks - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 11:02PM
Goodnight. Hurry back! - Bassplayerswife  140.9 #2697 12:10AM
I will. No force necessary. - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 1:06PM
Hurry baackkk! Hurry baakkkk!   - Boundin  500.7 #362 11:28PM

unFORECAST (BETA) is here! Top MouseWaiters giving you the rundown of what's happening at the Disneyland Resort. Automated crowd prediction calendars are worthless--the UNFORECAST is where it's at!

Update for the week of Monday, August 25th:

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!

Have a great week! - BaseballMickey_CM Aug 25, 2014 12:00AM
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
New "Music of Nashville" event coming to the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree running on weekends, starting on July 18. To read more info: click here - BaseballMickey_CM Jul 9, 2014 11:04AM
So far this summer, Saturdays have been the quietest days of the week due to the Annual Passholder block outs. Today, wait times weren't too bad in both parks, with crowd indexes hovering around 60-70 at DL and 50-60 in DCA.  - BaseballMickey_CM Jun 28, 2014 11:24PM



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  351.1 #574 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6497 11:53PM
I agree with BaseballMickey_CM.  Saturdays are the lightest days when all other passes are blocked out.  The 4th may be crowded because of the holiday, but I'll take that over a crazy Sunday any day. - potatohead25  533.7 #324 2:55PM
My solo visit last Saurday was the lightest crowd I remember in a long time, especially during the Summer! - grumpypapa  1973.0 #58 4:52PM
I agree @grumpypapa, last Sat. was as uncrowded as I've seen it in a long while! Besides the AP block outs, it might also be that people were waiting to visit until they were off work/school over July 4th weekend. - debbiev  771.5 #197 10:23PM
Saturdays, mornings during mon-Fridays, peak heat are low ride times and low crowds. IMOπŸ˜‰ - Plumiegirl  7790.6 #3 10:24AM
I love these weekly updates! Keep doing it! - DsnyPrincessMommy  49.8 #4298 9:54AM

 876.2 #167 (DL Qual #93

Aug 24, 2014 7:59PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
A little earlier. The sun moving over my favorite mountain. Isn't it beautiful? I think so.

- evilemohand  170.8 #2235 8:02PM
Best ride ever - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 1:17PM
Love this! - DisneyVacationLover  343.7 #599 8:03PM
Thanks. My must ride every time. - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 10:51PM
It's a GORGEOUS mountain!!!!!  - Superspacemountainfan  68.9 #3834 9:35PM
My favorite too!!! - Superspacemountainfan  68.9 #3834 9:36PM
Can't wait to see Ghost Galaxy! - TinyDancerTay  3.9 #20865 10:32PM
September - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 11:12AM
Same, it's gonna be my first time! - Mariela_ela_ela  63.5 #3951 12:12PM
Enjoy - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 10:59PM

 302.4 #778 (DL Qual #306

Aug 8, 2014 7:53PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
My Birthday dinner is at Carthay circle! Having a tequila Daisy while waiting for our table. Picture will come. Had the steak from world of color menu! Best birthday dinner ever! AngryDonald was pretty angry about the check thou, lol!

Done as a true princess @PrincessDaisy! Happy birthday!!! - PrincessCindy  65.8 #3905 7:55PM
Happy birthday!!!! - missariel33  1394.7 #88 7:57PM
~~Happy Birthday !!!!~~  - Eeyorelvr  103.8 #3307 1:08AM
happy late birthday!! - Plumiegirl  7790.6 #3 9:33PM

 140.9 #2697 (DL Qual #672

May 11, 2014 10:36PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Maynard is the best! I love the tiki room when he's here.

He is the best ! One time he had us wear napkins on our heads as a demo for all the other guests saying they were bird protection helmets since you sit under them lol. - TrampsLady  1639.7 #75 11:35PM
Love his voices - Chumash28  950.8 #153 6:24PM
he is one with the tikis!!!πŸ—ΏπŸ—ΏπŸ—ΏπŸ—ΏπŸ—ΏπŸ—Ώ - Plumiegirl  7790.6 #3 7:47PM
- MissAmericaSings  349.7 #579 7:50PM

 140.9 #2697 (DL Qual #672

Jul 27, 2014 7:45PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
I love the details!

Love Racers. Usually do Single Rider. - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 6:17PM
We do too. πŸ˜ƒ - Bassplayerswife  140.9 #2697 6:51PM
- PrincessCindy  65.8 #3905 8:37PM
Love Racers. Usually do Single Rider. - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 6:17PM
We do too. πŸ˜ƒ - Bassplayerswife  140.9 #2697 6:51PM
One of our favorites. When your done stop by the Cozy Cone for some dill pickle popcorn. Just makes it a little better - Kimo  134.7 #2787 7:18PM
Never tried pickle popcorn. Sounds interesting  - Bassplayerswife  140.9 #2697 7:29PM

 134.7 #2787 (DL Qual #780

Aug 26, 2014 12:28PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
For the first time ever I was the rebel spy!!

That's awesome I still haven't lol  - mickeyat78  1293.1 #96 1:45PM
I've been the rebel spy a whole 1 time! lol - BrerPam  102.6 #3327 2:02PM
I was in the back row at the far left. No idea if that was the ticket or not. Pretty stinkin cool though.  - Kimo  134.7 #2787 7:19PM
Awesome!!  I've been waiting and waiting to be the rebel spy...and nada!!  Every time I go on, I try to look straight ahead hoping it'll be me.  One day I went on with a group of people as part of a meetup, and someone asked to switch seats with me...and lo and behold they were the rebel spy!!  Haha!  I guess it's just not meant to be me quite yet.  But the fun part is that I can keep getting on and keep trying. - MariFICENT  144.9 #2622 7:26PM

 20.5 #6156 (DL Qual #4797

Aug 26, 2014 5:13PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
The new Alice is awesome! My twin nephews, who bemoan every Fantasyland ride I want to go on, loved it!

Can't wait to check it out! - Bassplayerswife  140.9 #2697 7:01PM

 140.9 #2697 (DL Qual #672

Jun 27, 2014 5:36PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
#Live going to find my happy place.

πŸ™Œ weeeee! Enjoy! πŸ’¦ - Duchess_SMK  5552.7 #14 5:38PM
Have fun. πŸ’¦πŸ’¦ - chads018  48.5 #4341 6:46PM
- Winnie111286  876.2 #167 6:15PM
I can use a dip down the mountain - Chumash28  950.8 #153 6:23PM

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 #473 10:21PM
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! - Admin  10:46AM
Where can I find the book please?  - sarahsanch  6.8 #11822 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  330.2 #645 4:20PM
Just bought the complete Season 1 series on my Kindle.  A bargain for $5.99 (and I love that they're individual short stories...perfect airplane and pool reading!). - msdizmaui  622.0 #269 5:21PM
just finished now i can't wait for season two ! - draven898  256.1 #1150 3:13PM

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 876.2 #167 (DL Qual #93

Aug 23, 2014 5:09PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Just love the Main Man drumming. MICKEY and the drum line are the best.

❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️ - thatgirljenn  797.2 #186 5:23PM
The Boss - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 7:14PM
My favorite part!! - WhatTiggersDoBest  263.0 #1082 6:41PM
This and drum line. Those guys are great. - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 10:57PM
He's so cute! - melmackandcheese  3.2 #31382 11:41PM

 21.0 #6079 (DL Qual #1745

Aug 26, 2014 10:56AM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Short line at Indiana Jones.

That's the kind of line I don't mind getting into. - kameleongt  179.9 #2103 11:40AM
- zbgirl00  51.0 #4267 11:42AM
Awesome!  - indyRocks  358.6 #551 5:08PM
Happy Queue - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3911.2 #23 5:14PM

 20.5 #6156 (DL Qual #4797

Aug 26, 2014 4:54PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
The new Alice is awesome! My 10 year old twin nephews, Cooper moan every Fantasyland ride I want to go on, loved it!

I like to moan also - Dave  11004.5 #2 5:11PM

 876.2 #167 (DL Qual #93

Aug 24, 2014 5:55PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Pin traders and collectors - The new VISA pin with Kermit is out. Just need a Chase Disney VISA card.

It looks so much cuter in real life than it did in the photo I saw announcing it. Thanks for posting this one. - MoChuck  10.7 #8647 8:34PM
It is a very cute Kermit. - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 10:16PM
Super cute - Dizkid  348.8 #582 8:46PM
It is and they still have the previous ones available.  - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 12:30PM
We have ours! - 3kings4  136.1 #2771 1:51PM
I love the pins and the photos. - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 3:35PM
I saw this. Still need to get this - Chumash28  950.8 #153 5:00PM

 134.7 #2787 (DL Qual #780

Aug 26, 2014 10:42AM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Honest I did my paperwork

Roz is awesome - Winnie111286  876.2 #167 11:07AM
(If your wearing Mickey/Minne ears) "You in the third row! Are those your real ears?"  - RatalouieNFranguini  103.6 #3312 10:55AM

 739.0 #208 (DL Qual #262

Aug 26, 2014 11:09AM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Big Thunder down right now. Estimated time to open: today

Just click on the wait times and put closed - Chumash28  950.8 #153 11:57AM

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