As the day ends for me, I look at this view and simply feel so thankful for this app coming into existence 3 years ago. I wouldn't have the memories, the fun moments, the friendships, the best friends, nor the extra gigantic love I now I have for Disney! Thank you admin for dreaming of an app that brought sooooo much more!
I started thinking it was exactly one year ago that I went to the birthday bash and it was my first meetup! And your the first person I met. I was so nervous but you have such a wonderful smile and that put me at ease! - HollyGolightlyPrincess 385.2 #347 1:03AM
You are such a special person. I want to thank you for taking my daughter under your wing. I was so worried with her being so far from home, but after meeting you and the other great Mwers I know she is in good hands. - ladylikesdisneysmom
267.1 #855 7:42AM
Beautiful view and beautiful words :) - cdeley
392.7 #341 7:56AM
Since I can't be there today I thought I'd wish MouseWait a very happy birthday with a collage of some of my favorite MW moments. Thank you Admin and everyone who has made this not just an app community but a true Disney family! I love you all, or well...most of you anyway. 😉 Thank you for being such an important part of my life!
Three years ago today MouseWait was approved by Apple and made its debut in the App Store! Several weeks before that, we went to Disneyland to test the app, and I remember sitting in the lobby of the Grand watching as the test wait times registered in the admin panel. I was somewhat surprised because after a year of struggling to build the app, it appeared to be ready for submission. I remember te More...
Its crazy to think that its been 3 years. It honestly feels a lot longer..Its amazing at how big the community has gotten since the very first meetup..The life long friendships, the dreams that have come true, and the laughter that we all have in the parks on a daily basis.Its so neat to see all these meetups on a daily basis that get up to 80 people and happen not only at the parks but all over the state of California..Its pretty crazy to think that none of us would probably have ever met if it were not for this app...There are not many of us from the beginning who still actively post on MouseWait or attend meetups but I know that each and everyone of them is extremely grateful for the people who have been brought into their lives because of this app....I know some people might get annoyed at times by people posting in the lounge and their countdowns to the park, what is your favorite ride, etc etc but you have to remember, you were once that new kid on the block that was just as excited to post in the lounge and join in on the fun and not read the FAQ....I look forward this weekend seeing old friends and meeting new ones and finally getting the chance to meet some of you that I've seen in the lounge for sometime but never had the chance to meet in person....Hope everyone has a fun a weekend!!! TAAAAAAKAAAAA - Dave
8637.7 #2 3:33PM
Thanks Dave, well said, and it was great to see you there this weekend. Singing Happy Birthday to BBM was a blast! - Admin 8:59PM
Thanks to Mousewait: I think leggings and uggs are a viable fashion choice, I tried (and failed) to eat a Matterhorn sundae by myself, I know who Denny Hamlin is, I know where all the bars are in the resort, I've had many sleepless nights and a phone fall on my face more than once, I know about penny wise and honey badgers and Rebecca black and gangnam style and hidin yo kids, I witnessed a banana peeled, I own vinylmations and pins and earhats and about $1000 worth of crap from company d. Yeah, thanks. 😏 Actually, I have a lot to thank MW for: late night craft frenzies, staying up all night talking in our hotel rooms, going to WDW with people I barely knew 6 months, realizing that we know everyone on our floor, pizza parties, group texts, squeezing 40 people on a jungle cruise boat and making the skipper laugh too hard to spiel, going to gay days and bats day and dapper day and Harry potter day, answering "80" when the cm asks "how many?" and then watching them panic, reading about the MW babies being born and watching them grow up and finally being tall enough to ride the big kid rides, skipping down main street arm in arm like a bunch of doofuses, ☔ on pirates, dressing up like plaids and getting a talking to by security, meat babies, laying on the ground to watch fireworks, having someone text "are you home safely?" at 2am, and always being there for you, even when life sucks. Thanks MW, you're alright. 😉 - bluefairy
627.1 #174 4:42AM
Thank you Admin for creating an awesome app!! It's awesome to watch this app grow and grow! It's a beautiful thing!! Here's to another 3 years and more!! Cheers!!! - Wilaine
25.3 #4642 1:11PM
Thank you for writing this app. I remember being jealous of my daughter because she had the app. When I finally got an iPhone the first app I download was MW. Once again thank you. Love the app - susiet23
9.6 #6889 7:26PM
Aladd The Musical at Oct 21, 2012 04:00pm Meet up coming join me to watch Aladdin The Musical meet up to the right of the entrance. All are welcome to come. The show starts at 4:45 but we have to line up early to get good seats.
Can you please make an announcement for the Disney Craft Faire hosted by the HoJo on November 10th? Would live to see it announced again in the lounge. Please pardon me I I put this on the wron place . - luvtburton 8.3 #7405 5:28PM
Just a quick reminder of something I posted back in May after my first (and only) big MW meet up at the reunion: The meet ups and weekend were fantastic partly because I took the initiative to step outside of my shy comfort zone and introduce myself and meet others. Don't miss the opportunity...everyone is very, very nice...no matter how long they've been on MW. Just say Hi, I'm ____, who are you? I wish, wish, wish I'd get to be there for all the fun this weekend...but I'll be checking my phone for updates and pictures :) - Darlingwendi
643.3 #168 11:23AM
Sad that you won't be here. - HanLostLeia 1092.6 #76 11:27AM
Awww...thanks. Jan for sure! :) - Darlingwendi 643.3 #168 11:43AM
Can't wait, but I can Mouse Wait! - Evilstitch
330.3 #474 12:14PM
I really wished that I could go to the MW Bday Bash! It's my birthday on the 20th as well. But I can't go. Bummers. Just got AP's last month for my whole family and had a whole week at DLR. We will be back in the ending of May. For now, this cool MW app will have to do for now. I love this app! Now I wish I had a smartphone to post pictures and stuff. - kaukris1
11.3 #6374 1:27PM
Birthday Bash Meetup 4pm Saturday: We'll be meeting near the fireplace in front of Trader Sam's at the Disneyland Hotel and then we'll move into the Park from there, get something to eat, and then do the Jungle Cruise Meetup. The fireplace is actually in the vicinity of where the Lost Bar once was, which is where our first Family Reunion was held! If you are blocked out, click the Admin link and find our discounted tickets page, or just swing by to hang out before we go into the Park. See you tomorrow! - Admin
Birthday Bash 2012 Gear Has Arrived! Special thanks to chris. for hand drawing this really cool design that incorporates a Mad Tea Party Unbirthday theme along with a MouseWait themed "MagicRace" happening in the foreground. Order your t-shirts and other memorabilia early so you get it in time for the Birthday Bash weekend on Oct 19-21. CafePress makes quality products and they have one of the bes More...
Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to design the 3rd birthday bash logo! It was a really fun project to work on, I originally was only designing a tea party themed table. But admin wanted to incorporate the magic race as well. The family at the table is admin and his family, and the people at the bottom are the top 5 mousewaiters. - chris.
2507.3 #24 3:35PM
Love the top five on the bottom! BCC's shadow is hilarious lol - KylaShea 533.2 #214 5:14PM
Is that donnie with the yellow flag on his hat? - madsdad
1124.5 #73 7:03PM
Wonderful design I LOVE it:) - BooEve123
800.3 #115 1:16PM
This is great! Good job. You should be really proud. - lesley.belle.
261.8 #896 12:23AM
BIRTHDAY BASH INFO! Oct 19-21 will be our annual Birthday Bash Meetup to celebrate MouseWait's 3rd Birthday! I JUST GOT WORD that the generous people over at the Hojo are donating a free room night to the winner of the Astro Blasters tournament (Sat-Sun) - Strawberryguy will post more about this. The Hojo is ALSO donating a room night to the winner of our first MagicRace tournament! Other events i More...
Only a grand for a grand weekend at the Grand. Woo! - JRDrummer_CM 789.6 #117 3:32PM
Yay, we might need to cancel our ToT meetup. :) Maybe it wasn't meant to be, lol. 😉 I'm so excited for the birthday bash. Thanks Admin for all that you do! Woo hoo! - Vegan7LuvsStitch
799.6 #116 2:33PM
How many times did you jump up and down and clap your hands in joy before you commented this lol - madsdad 1124.5 #73 2:42PM
Luvvdisney and I tried, lol. We should be off the hook. ;) - Vegan7LuvsStitch 799.6 #116 2:44PM
You can't cancel. This means you'll have A LOT of support present 😁 - KissDclown 1088.1 #77 2:45PM
You two definitely still need to attempt this. - MightyWhitey 648.3 #165 2:56PM
We can be flexible. If there is something planned for the bash we will just do ToT before or after. :) Don't worry.... hahahahaha - madsdad 1124.5 #73 2:57PM
Actually, Admin, if you see this, what a great meetup this would be, ToT for MW first timers!!!! Make it official lol - madsdad 1124.5 #73 2:57PM
Yes we can definitely have a TOT meetup, once we get the major events planned, then we can add more meetups to Events so there will be things happening all weekend! - Admin 3:02PM
The man has spoken! No backing out now :) - RickChavez 2184.3 #30 3:20PM
Oh man! I'm in trouble, lol. Luvvdisney and I will prove that we can do it. I might be in tears but I will do it. - Vegan7LuvsStitch 799.6 #116 4:16PM
I can't do it with my head and back injuries but I can walk up to the point they let you out. And wave sadly as I leave.....:( - secretagentangel 668.9 #154 6:04PM