Dave    
 13500.6 #2 (DL Qual #3

Jan 26, 2012 3:41 PM  The Hub
Standing on a Soap Box…….This morning I finally got annoyed with all the Face Character bashing that has been going on lately and felt that it was time to say something.. I know that sometimes it’s fun to laugh at others for having stuff on their teeth or making a funny face but some of the things that have been said lately have been flat out hurtful t those in the costumes. People forget that MouseWait is read by a lot of Cast Members. People in the Entertainment department go into the lounge to look and see if any pictures have been posted of them ALL THE TIME. See the lounge has a lot of people they don’t know and people may share one of those special or funny moments that a character might have with a little one and it’s just as fun for them to see as it is all of us. See there is a big difference between what we can do on Facebook and what they can..See while in the Entertainment dept, they really frown upon people posting, tagging or having albums of them while employed by Disney so this is really a big outlet to see those pictures….Being a Face Character is no walk in the park and is probably the hardest job to get in the Park. Disney has very strict guidelines to what the look of the character should be and how the Character portrays the character from the big screen. Some may think it’s easy just to walk around and take pictures and sigh autographs but it is really not that simple and I think for those who go to the parks know that. ...It’s come to my knowledge today from several cast members in the Entertainment dept. that they have actually been hurt and bummed out by some of the things that have been said in here and its making MouseWaiit look bad…I think that its easy to be in a pack mentality on MouseWait and start ripping on things because it’s become popular and everyone is doing it…I don’t think that there is anything wrong with being critical or talking about a bad experience at the parks but when people start throwing low blows about their looks no matter how strong you are its going to sting a little bit.......Would you take a picture of Baseball mickey CMShellypee and make fun of their appearance in the lounge?

One last thing...WE all know and so do the People Playing the Characters know that they might not look as much like the character as the girl or guy who plays it Monday and Tuesday but they look pretty darn good...One of my X girlfriends use to always laugh that she was approved to do Cinderella because she thought she looked NOTHING like Cindy
- Dave  13500.6 #2 3:55PM
Very well said! I have missed the bashing but these cast members are the magic! And MW NEEDS to have a positive name in Disney, not a negative name. I want to be proud to be a MOUSEWAITER, not embarassed! Thanks Dave for saying this! - zippitydoodahdad  15.9 #8327 6:02PM
Thank you for posting this, Dave!!!! Maybe people will start thinking about the image on the screen as a " REAL PERSON" and not just a pic of some random CM. Getting a cheap laugh at someone else's expense is childish and a bad a example to our younger MWers and to the rest of the community. - Candace  1737.8 #98 3:51PM
Thank you. It's the same as when people were posting pictures of guests at the parks and ridiculed them. It stopped because we decided they were people that could possibly be on MouseWait or someone who knew the person could come across it. For some reason it then became okay to criticize face character's appearance. It's not okay to blantantly tease someone just because they're portraying a character and I'm glad this is going to come to an end. Why is it suddenly fine to tear down someone just because they're in character? It's disgusting behavior. Disney made the choice to cast them so all you're doing is doubting their decisions. - MayBie  1885.6 #90 3:54PM
I'm in no way comparing myself to a CM but I have spent countless hours as Darth Vader with the 501st and done Jack Sparrow a number of times for charity events and public functions! It really irritates me to the point of Hulk like anger when I see people taking shots like this ! Most people have no idea what's it takes to be in a blazing hot suit, taking photo after photo with screaming kids and understanding that you have to give every child the same experience whether you are tired, hungry, hot, or having a "bad day"! If you have never been in that position, it's probably best to stay mute, and that's a nice way of saying it! Anybody can buy a costume from the Halloween store and get trashed at a party, but to do countless hours of research to become a character and get into their mentality is not easy AT ALL savvy! Thanks Dave for posting this! - DarthSparrow  74.9 #4046 11:40PM
i agree with ya buddy! whenever i take a picture of a face character i always thank them and smile, and they always say something back and smile. - chris.  2511.4 #58 3:43PM
Me too Chris. I thanked all of them yesterday for posing and they were all very polite in return. - Mimmy  1442.3 #118 4:22PM
yeah they are great, even if the line has already closed to take pictures if a child runs up to them they will still stop for a picture or autograph. or even better they will ask if they want to walk with them until they get to the CM area. and they are all really nice about posing for the camera, most of the time even if i'm to the side of the line they will face me and pose. - chris.  2511.4 #58 4:24PM
I couldn't agree more and I think this should be extended to include people that are in a picture that have no knowledge of it. I always feels bad when a picture is posted and people tease someone else in the photo. It's a mean bully tactic and isn't the at all necessary. It is really easy to tease when you are in an online forum and hopefully it doesn't continue. - LisaMouse7531  410.1 #544 4:03PM
Well said. Good reminder too, this is a PUBLIC forum. One doesn't need to be logged in to read!!! Be aware of what you say. :) - JenAnneWho  300.7 #911 4:11PM
Now I feel like a donkey's butt...sometimes I get carried away with my jokes, and they can be legitimately hurtful, and for that, I apologize - Kari_Bo_Berry  361.5 #640 4:13PM
I was thinking the same. I get carried away. I honestly didn't mean any harm. But that doesn't make it okay. - MagicalCaprice  480.7 #443 4:32PM
MC and I are going to slink off to the corner with our tails between our legs - Kari_Bo_Berry  361.5 #640 6:11PM
I hate CMs. They all smell like vodka and Sucrets. Or maybe that's just me. - Experiment818  1647.2 #101 8:45PM
Thank you Dave. - Zara  283.3 #1032 3:45PM
Thanks for posting I love all the face characters one day I would love to be one but I just don't know if I would get in. They are taking there time out to make kids very happy not for adults poking fun entertainment. - princessVanessa  384.3 #585 3:47PM
I agree Dave. I enjoys seeing all the characters out and about I would be sad if they took some one out because of comments made here. - Veronica21  167.9 #2439 3:47PM
CMshellypee is AWESOME!
- VfxGenie  1556.7 #109 3:49PM
Thanks dave. I love them all. I really look up to them.  - BooEve123  800.9 #232 3:50PM
I agree. Thank you for putting it in this perspective. It needed to be said. - JessicaRabbit33  670.3 #302 3:51PM
Well said Dave! Let's keep this bumped so everyone can understand! Face characters are SO important to children and I'd hate to see any of them have a bad day and not light up a little one's eyes because they're bummed about something mean that someone said on MW. I don't like that they're making MW look bad and I hope the offended see this post and realize it isn't MW as a whole, just a few bad apples :/ - AlishaSkellington  175.5 #2311 3:52PM
FINALLY!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1422.2 #121 3:53PM
Very well said. Thank you for posting this and although sometimes I think it is all in good fun, we forget that we are laughing at someone else's expense. Thank you for the reminder!
- EpicDio  460.3 #474 3:53PM
Well said...if there's a legitimate complaint, take it to City Hall. - Darlingwendi  1222.7 #140 3:53PM
Great point! - Dimo  66.3 #4261 5:15PM
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Thank you Dave. I'm sad that this even needed to be said. But I'm hoping it will have a big impact coming from you. - SueBayou  2019.0 #78 3:58PM
Bravo! All he characters are amazing!! I absolutely love seeing how kids (& adults) react when meeting their fave princess or character. It's priceless! They work so hard and are good at what they do! - luvMickey  583.6 #347 3:59PM
Thank you Dave!! Some may not fit our image of them, but it doesn't give us the right to poke fun at them - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 4:01PM
thank you! thank you! thank you! I knew there was something to say and you said it right! - BaseballMickey_CM  7605.9 #11 4:03PM
Nicely said Dave. A welcome reminder to all of us, to be more conscience of what we say, myself included. Thank you. 👏👏👍👍 - DisneyFanZoe  1249.3 #136 4:04PM
Thank you so much for saying something. Having this perspective from a person who has been in those specific shoes is a great perspective and IMO it was time someone said something. I was starting to think it was becoming too insensitive and wanted to say something, but I didn't wanna be bashed or told I was wrong. One commen In particular about a princess (will not name who said what and about who) made me think to myself ( "Wow! Who are you to judge. That was harsh." So I let it go and stayed quiet. No one in this world is perfect and we all hav our qualities which make us unique and beautiful. So thank you again for stepping up and giving us that perspective. I hope the CM's know that we respect what they do for us every day. It takes a special individual to be a CM an they are all special in their own way and contribute to the magic the best way they can. Thank you to all CM's. 👏👏 And thank you Dave! 👍 - Aurora_2020  263.9 #1223 4:10PM
It was most likely my comment and I'm pretty ashamed because you're right, I have no right to judge someone else, especially on their appearance. I get caught up in the sarcasm and see everyone else doing it and its easier for me to justify my rudeness, which is wrong. So I thank you and everyone else for pointing this out - Kari_Bo_Berry  361.5 #640 7:21PM
im soooo glad u posted this dave...thank u ..these people live our dream...they r the reasin disney is magical for kids an all of us...thanks dave - akmouser73  139.1 #2901 4:12PM
Thanks for the reminder Dave. I almost deleted my character collage yesterday because of all the negative comments but decided to leave it up since lots of MWers want to see the live park pics, especially of characters, and I didn't want to take the joy away from them. But it made me sad to see the comments posted on those pics for the reasons you mentioned above and also because I took time out of my DL day to take those pics and post them. - Mimmy  1442.3 #118 4:21PM
I loved your collage :) - Jillian  767.1 #244 4:24PM
i thought it was great you went hunting for ariel too! - chris.  2511.4 #58 4:26PM
I loved your collage! It made my day! Even if I think a way about someone I'm not going to say it publicly!! They are Choosen for a reason they have to have the sparkle that makes them a face character! Plus on pictures people might not look the same as they do in person!! - UrsulasTwin  323.7 #785 4:30PM
Thanks guys. And Chris, I lucked out with Ariel. I was sitting down taking a break in Fantasyland and overheard a CM tell another guest that she would be out soon. :) - Mimmy  1442.3 #118 4:33PM
👍 I've had, on the whole, very positive experiences with the characters, even when I am a grown lady asking to take a picture by myself. 😂😂😂 - bluefairy  643.8 #313 4:53PM
Thank you for saying this Dave. All that matters is that sparkle in the children's eyes when they see characters, that's what Disney magic is about. - LBChica  2437.4 #59 5:30PM
I came out of lurk land to say thanks for posting this! Kudos to you Dave! - RandyNewman  402.2 #560 5:45PM
newb😜 - toph  2418.2 #60 5:47PM
Hi Toph!! - RandyNewman  402.2 #560 6:04PM
Hi Rsuff! 😘😘😘 - Mrsblue  693.1 #286 7:30PM
Hi MrsBlue!! - RandyNewman  402.2 #560 8:41PM
Hi RSuff and MrsRSuff😘😘 mrsblue😘 - toph  2418.2 #60 10:10PM
Well said! Thank you for posting this Dave! - Sallyskellington  201.1 #1983 5:55PM
:) thank you. - DisneyVillain  356.0 #658 6:08PM
LET 'EM KNOW DAVE!
- SoloSiyoNqoba  600.4 #340 6:21PM
👏👏👏 - chrissykins  825.5 #223 6:31PM
Dave your absolutely right, I participated in one of those threads but discussed an experience I had that I chalked up to a bad day, I commend all the face characters for staying character at all times putting up with kids stepping on them and touching them and the parents carrying on taking 1000 pictures. They really deserve our appreciation! - akpoppins  263.8 #1224 7:44PM
I am honestly not mad at anyone or directing this at any one person but just saying this as a whole. I know that I have done these things and said things about others in the past and I am just as guilty as everyone else for calling peter pan a scary ginger in tights but I feel that way about all Gingers not just Peter pan (I'm kidding) I honestly just thing that people got carried away and nobody really thought that these people might actually read the lounge or did not look at them as real people but cartoons on your TV...I don't think that anyone meant any harm and hope I didn't make any of you feel bad cause I was not my intentions - Dave  13500.6 #2 9:47PM
I see all people as a cartoon. I see the world as a brightly colored episode of Adventure Time. - MagicalCaprice  480.7 #443 9:48PM
Very well said! It seems like MW Has become a gossip column of complaints & negativity. Making MW lose its true purpose. Hopefully people get the message & stop or post their negative/gossip on other websites. Thanks DAVE!!! - Bellsmom1231  68.9 #4193 12:13PM
Dear Dave: I lurve you. So there. - Butterlina  1570.6 #107 3:50PM
He's okay. 😜 - bluefairy  643.8 #313 4:39PM
👊 - Momof2princesses  153.5 #2662 4:06PM
Agreed. I love all the characters. One of my favorite things to do in DL is visit them. I remember posting a picture of Peter a few weeks ago and was pretty surprised at all the negative comments.
- Jillian  767.1 #244 4:16PM
I was shocked too and hurt because I know how peter acts - DisneyVillain  356.0 #658 9:30PM
Me too Chris. I thanked all of them yesterday for posing and they were all very polite in return. - Mimmy  1442.3 #118 4:22PM
I loved your collage :) - Jillian  767.1 #244 4:24PM
yeah they are great, even if the line has already closed to take pictures if a child runs up to them they will still stop for a picture or autograph. or even better they will ask if they want to walk with them until they get to the CM area. and they are all really nice about posing for the camera, most of the time even if i'm to the side of the line they will face me and pose. - chris.  2511.4 #58 4:24PM
i thought it was great you went hunting for ariel too! - chris.  2511.4 #58 4:26PM
I loved your collage! It made my day! Even if I think a way about someone I'm not going to say it publicly!! They are Choosen for a reason they have to have the sparkle that makes them a face character! Plus on pictures people might not look the same as they do in person!! - UrsulasTwin  323.7 #785 4:30PM
I was thinking the same. I get carried away. I honestly didn't mean any harm. But that doesn't make it okay. - MagicalCaprice  480.7 #443 4:32PM
Thanks guys. And Chris, I lucked out with Ariel. I was sitting down taking a break in Fantasyland and overheard a CM tell another guest that she would be out soon. :) - Mimmy  1442.3 #118 4:33PM
Very well said, thank you!!!! - MinnieMousewife  914.2 #201 4:35PM
He's okay. 😜 - bluefairy  643.8 #313 4:39PM
Well said Dave...people often forget that these are people too. Nobody deserves to be made fun of or degraded because they arent what you want them to be. If you have a bad experience let Disney know..if it was a store clerk you would do that Im sure or would you take a picture of the store CM and post all kinds of mean things?...they are there to make the children happy...stop judging cause poor Peter isnt "Speiling Peter" be nice!  - yellowtonka  244.7 #1419 5:12PM
Great point! - Dimo  66.3 #4261 5:15PM
Whoa. You go Dave! - theRealDisneygirlforevr  175.3 #2312 5:16PM
Thank you for saying this! You're the best!:) - CarmenINwonderlanD  265.1 #1207 5:18PM
For me if I was a character. I wouldn't listen to the talk. Just seeing the glow on kids faces cause they met you would be enough for me. But thank you cast members for making my son's time at Disneyland magical. - Chumash28  1207.7 #143 5:22PM
Well said Dave. - LeleMouse  224.1 #1681 5:25PM
Well said Dave ^_^ 👏👏👏 I certainly would not want to see anyone ragging on any fellow CMs that I know! - SkellyMouse  501.4 #427 5:33PM
newb😜 - toph  2418.2 #60 5:47PM
Very well said! I have missed the bashing but these cast members are the magic! And MW NEEDS to have a positive name in Disney, not a negative name. I want to be proud to be a MOUSEWAITER, not embarassed! Thanks Dave for saying this! - zippitydoodahdad  15.9 #8327 6:02PM
Hi Toph!! - RandyNewman  402.2 #560 6:04PM
MC and I are going to slink off to the corner with our tails between our legs - Kari_Bo_Berry  361.5 #640 6:11PM
Thank you and thanks to everyone who takes such wonderful pics out there - PinkElephants  745.7 #259 6:20PM
I'm so glad you posted this, and I completely agree. I just kept thinking about these young people who had probably dreamed of working for Disney, and had worked so hard and finally made it through the tough criteria that Disney requires, then to be judged so harshly must have just hurt their hearts if they were ever to see it. I know I would be devastated. Thanks for the reminder that words have great power, and let's all use our power for good and not evil, lol :) - PrincessKristin  780.8 #240 7:05PM
I don't think you could have said it better Dave :) - Jewelz  557.9 #363 7:11PM
I just hope he was wearing pants when he posted this. - Butterlina  1570.6 #107 7:15PM
Kidding. - Butterlina  1570.6 #107 7:15PM
And Dave. 😜 - Butterlina  1570.6 #107 7:16PM
Pantless on a soap box? Sounds dangerous! - Jewelz  557.9 #363 7:21PM
On occasion I have been known to do this. 😳 - Butterlina  1570.6 #107 7:22PM
Scandalous! I like it. - Jewelz  557.9 #363 7:26PM
I just hope he was wearing pants when he posted this. - Butterlina  1570.6 #107 7:15PM
Kidding. - Butterlina  1570.6 #107 7:15PM
And Dave. 😜 - Butterlina  1570.6 #107 7:16PM
Pantless on a soap box? Sounds dangerous! - Jewelz  557.9 #363 7:21PM
It was most likely my comment and I'm pretty ashamed because you're right, I have no right to judge someone else, especially on their appearance. I get caught up in the sarcasm and see everyone else doing it and its easier for me to justify my rudeness, which is wrong. So I thank you and everyone else for pointing this out - Kari_Bo_Berry  361.5 #640 7:21PM
On occasion I have been known to do this. 😳 - Butterlina  1570.6 #107 7:22PM
Thanks for putting us all in check Dave, things have been getting a lil haywire around here lately so this is a great reminder that we can all have fun and joke around but there are limits to when and where it's appropriate! - donnievegas  1132.7 #161 7:24PM
Yes - Butterlina  1570.6 #107 7:25PM
Yes - Butterlina  1570.6 #107 7:25PM
Scandalous! I like it. - Jewelz  557.9 #363 7:26PM
Words can hurt Thank you ftom the bottom of our s. - SeñorBuzz&Jessie  68.5 #4210 7:27PM
Hi Rsuff! 😘😘😘 - Mrsblue  693.1 #286 7:30PM
👏👏👏👏👏👏 - Mrsblue  693.1 #286 7:30PM
Thank you. For saying this Dave. Someone tried saying something earlier and I agreed and other started making excuses why it was okay and I got really sad and angry. :( But I didn't feel like starting drama so I didn't say anything. I think every face character is beautiful or handsome in their own way. I do apologize for a few weeks ago joking about one of the Peters. I was joking but If I read it and didn't know me it might of been hurtful. - NeverlandTink  423.1 #525 7:36PM
Well said, I think a lot of people on here forget how widely read this forum is and that those are real people behind the costumes with real feelings.. Let's keep this about the positive and if you have a legit complaint then go to city hall - KelBelle  453.2 #486 8:09PM
I wish I could hug you! That was written so perfectly. - Lifeguardmom  295.2 #941 8:14PM
Thank you for so eloquently posting what many of us were thinking. The pack mentality comment was exactly what I was thinking. It happens far too much in my opinion. We should all keep in mind that the character CMs (all CMs for that matter!) are selected/hired because they exemplify Disney. Who are we to judge?! Let's all keep in mind....WWWD (What Would Walt Do)!! - Gia  802.0 #231 8:18PM
I can't imagine being a face character is an easy job, and I wouldn't be surprised if it would make their day to come in here and see that they spread a little magic. Thanks for posting this Dave! - Missshelly  698.3 #278 8:24PM
Thank you for posting this Dave.  Nicely put. - LAFDWifey  81.5 #3916 8:25PM
👍👍 - iFramedRogerRabbit  1957.8 #84 8:25PM
Hi MrsBlue!! - RandyNewman  402.2 #560 8:41PM
I was shocked too and hurt because I know how peter acts - DisneyVillain  356.0 #658 9:30PM
I see all people as a cartoon. I see the world as a brightly colored episode of Adventure Time. - MagicalCaprice  480.7 #443 9:48PM
Hi RSuff and MrsRSuff😘😘 mrsblue😘 - toph  2418.2 #60 10:10PM
Well said Dave!! :-) - disneymomma1  325.8 #774 11:52PM
Im so glad you spoke up about this bulling. I saw the day they were making fun of princess nd felt so bad I just removed it from my thread. I would have reported but Im not up that rank yet. Hope everyone has a better understanding of how much their comments really mean to each cast member. We should have the upmost appreciation of every cast member at disneyland. - luvsariel  214.0 #1821 12:03AM
Bump - Vegaspooh  134.7 #2970 9:45AM
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It is sad that a post addressing this deplorable behavior even has to be requested to stop. Thanks for speaking up Dave.  It is my dream to some day play the Fairy Godmother at DL (but in a few years so I can "mature" in looks a bit more LOL) and I would be absolutely crushed if complete strangers were bashing my looks or performance.  Shame on them and for making MouseWait a negative place for the hard-working CM's.

  

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you always said I would make a good Fairy - Dave   13500.6 #2 10:20PM
you always said I would make a good Fairy - Dave  13500.6 #2 10:20PM


 
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Wow wow wow!!! - stanvoodoo  36.7 #5414 10:52PM
Good job! - antetr95  1894.4 #89 10:48AM

Earn 1000 Credits for staying at MouseWait Platinum Partner Hotels! Each night that you stay at the Hojo Anaheim 714-776-6120 or the brand new Courtyard Marriott Theme Park Entrance Hotel 714-254-1442 you will earn 1000 Credits! Just send an email to [email protected] after your stay with your confirmation number and check in date, and we will add the Credits to your account! Make sure to mention MouseWait when you reserve your rooms. 

When you support our Platinum Partner Hotels, you help us to improve MouseWait. Both hotels are run by the best management team in the business, and you won't get better service anywhere else!

Credits have been applied to everyone's account as of today! - Admin 11:40AM
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  244.2 #1428 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  147.9 #2741 3:57PM
@@@Admin I booked with get away today and am staying at the HoJo in December.  Does MW still give the 100 credits or do I have to book with the hotel directly? - dsnylvr1975  171.9 #2373 5:02PM
Good morning @@Admin I submitted a stay at Hojo for 7/2/15.  I haven't seen the Credits yet.  Would you please check the records?  I can resubmit the Form if you need me to.  As always, thanks for all your wonderful help. - Winnie111286  12370.2 #4 8:02AM
Admin Thanks - Winnie111286  12370.2 #4 3:18PM

Follow the new MouseWait Blog for updates, how-tos, tips, contests, and more! (Big Thunder pic by CJ)

Iam new to this love reading the post and looking at the pictures   - Disneydollarpam  21.4 #7101 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  232.2 #1580 10:32AM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #567 7:05PM
Didn't know there was one. Yay - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  531.5 #392 4:20PM


Hey I'm finally on this list 😄👍🎉 - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  1538.2 #110 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1154.6 #157 3:48PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2045 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1064.9 #172 5:56AM
Here! Yay! - LadyTrampTraveler8  48.3 #0 10:36AM
My First time making this list! THANK YOU! Please comment and give me tips as only Mouse Waiters can!! - sunvalgifts  31.8 #5813 2:11PM

Here are the top 10 News Contributors:

1. BaseballMickey_CM
7605.94

2. Stitch_Legacy
5138.17

3. RickChavez
3671.57

4. ScooterMike
1962.99

5. SPandEvLover
4539.01

6. caramiapoohluvsbb8
4088.47

7. IDVandalSkipperCM
2417.25

8. Dave
13500.6

9. LilSterner
5503.79

10. Duchess_SMK
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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

Super Bowl unFORECAST for the week of Feb 1, 2016
Everyone always asks if it will be busy on Super Bowl Sunday. Historically the answer is always YES, and this Sunday should be no exception. Since last week, weekdays have been surprisingly slow (very low crowds). We expect more of the same this week, until Friday. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), this week last year averaged in the high 60s (approx 60% capacity), and it jumped a little during Super Bowl weekend. To get a real-time look at crowd levels, check the MouseWait App for Crowd Index averages and wait times. Have a great week! - Admin Feb 1, 2016 12:06PM



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  611.5 #333 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.5 #7242 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  438.4 #499 7:32AM
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  171.1 #2390 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  249.4 #1357 5:04PM
I'm glad Saturday's are good we are going tomorrow ! - vanessav87  5.4 #17617 3:45PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.5 #79286 12:12PM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. OhanaPhoto
427.28

2. Mouse4life
388.28

3. drummerkidd
251.7

4. sawman911
131.18

5. secretagentangel
105.45

6. happiestplace
90.76

7. shootanyangle
90.53

8. Winnie111286
89.52

9. HARR_E
86.58

10. jeffandkaarina
74.13



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I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  13474.3 #3 11:30PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  471.8 #455 9:59AM
Oh wow! Finally on the list! All my real time posts are posted in DL Talk, so surprised to see this😂 - Alicewhoareyou  2571.4 #54 4:23PM
I made the list! I'm somebody now!!!👟👟😂 - OhanaPhoto  5326.9 #21 9:54AM
You are always somebody, unless you're nobody, then you are nobody! 😂 - RetroDisneyPins2002  23.5 #6769 2:15PM
RetroDisneyPins2002 😂😂 - OhanaPhoto  5326.9 #21 7:00PM
OhanaPhoto - You are BIG time now!!! 😜 - DisLUVney  633.5 #318 8:37PM

Here are the upcoming MouseWait Events. You can post your event on mobile here, and on the web here. Thanks!

1. #MW MEETUP Dinner, attractions and more!!
Feb 12, 2016 06:00pm

2. #MWMEETUP ONE LAST TIME
Aug 06, 2016 12:00pm

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1064.9 #172 12:31AM
It was January 8 I think but I left it as I think it's funny😂😂😂 I'll have to delete it😭😭 - secretagentangel  4718.8 #28 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  😹 - MsTikiMermadam  1064.9 #172 6:03AM
It looks like we need to get more official meet-ups happening in the parks.  😄 - LaPearleNoir  1789.8 #94 9:38AM
I do one a week but we need more! We were saying last week to add an Astro blaster to Friday maybe? We could do a monorail or BRMRR sweeper too😂😂Plus I'm trying to post a few ahead of time so people can plan. Next week the meetup we do for MW  had to be Friday again but hopefully Tuesday  the next week! We have two very cool ones coming up next month! It's a secret😎😎😎😎 - secretagentangel  4718.8 #28 9:47PM
Your Tuesday night meet up is great but I'm just remembering all the meetups we used to have.  I wonder what the meet ups are next month..... I'll be there with my  - LaPearleNoir  1789.8 #94 10:30PM
i keep ending up with tues classes,  and missing the tues meetups.  so glad i have made a few of them! - MsTikiMermadam  1064.9 #172 6:05AM
I'll post the ones I know about, I'm switching some to weekends too. And maybe get a few others too! 😊 - secretagentangel  4718.8 #28 8:49PM
When is the next meet up? - sunvalgifts  31.8 #5813 2:36PM
This Friday at 6 at DCA. I'll post tonight. We can't do this Tuesday but should be back for PTN on Tuesdays by the 16th.  - secretagentangel  4718.8 #28 4:09PM

Thanked by:   LaPearleNoir   MsTikiMermadam   disneyforme   ebugsmama   NvNana  

 
Deadliest Cast Member SEASON TWO is here! Find out what really happened on Disneyland's 50th Anniversary. Twenty-four hours or real-time action, authentic Disneyland history, and a finale that you'll never forget. EVENTS OCCUR IN REAL TIME. Download it to any device from Amazon here.

Will there be a Season 3??  Please??? - YoPirate  1176.9 #149 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  221.5 #1713 7:31PM
    - teapotsandteacups  133.9 #2984 8:56AM
- MommyandBash  374.3 #608 10:29AM

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! 

Can you get a discount on annual passes too? - DeeDeeMouse  277.5 #1081 9:59PM
How do you get discount on AP passes. Guessing use MOUSEWAIT - suzieq65  111.4 #3403 4:00PM
You get discounts on AP by renewing early. It's through Disney . They'll send you a card.  - secretagentangel  4718.8 #28 8:58PM
It says discount not available ... Maybe I'm doing it wrong? - Woodylover  52.1 #4696 12:13AM
Apparently whatever I was trying to buy doesn't apply. Dang - Poisen_Ivy  315.2 #826 12:47PM
Get tickets through MW then sign up for your Annual Pass at the parks ticket booths😊 - sunvalgifts  31.8 #5813 11:06AM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

Splash Mountain closed Feb 8-18
Indiana Jones closed Feb 29-March 3
River Belle Terrace transforms into a table service restaurant Feb 10
Big Thunder Ranch and Barbecue CLOSED permanently
Fantasmic! Jan 10-TBA
Disneyland Railroad Jan 10-TBA
Mark Twain Riverboat Jan 10-TBA
Sailing Ship Columbia Jan 10-TBA
Davey Crocket Explorer Canoes Jan 10-TBA
Tom Sawyer Island Jan 10-TBA
Jingle Cruise closes Jan 11 for Jungle Cruise conversion

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Disney's Aladdin is permanenly closed--Frozen will take its place
Luigi's Rollickin Roadsters opens early 2016
Soarin closed M-Thursdays in February

 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  16.3 #8208 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  341.2 #701 8:33AM
We overheard a CM say the Colombia would be docked for 18 months. So return time frame should be some time in June 2017, possibly July 2017 if something goes wrong. - Lelundrial  656.9 #305 12:47PM
Omg...... So long.... - MsTikiMermadam  1064.9 #172 2:45PM
Does the Jingle to Jungle conversion normally take that long? - Woozle  51.1 #4745 8:41AM
No - secretagentangel  4718.8 #28 8:33PM

Deadliest Cast Member Season One & Two + VOYAGEERS Multiplaner & Great Storyteller are both available to read on Kindle Unlimited! You can sign up for a free 30 day trial of Kindle Unlimited and read all four books at no charge! Go here to access the books on Amazon. Thanks for your support! 

- MommyandBash  374.3 #608 4:52PM
- MissAmericaSings  406.1 #552 7:58AM
- RetroDisneyPins2002  23.5 #6769 1:39PM
- Disney_Pincess02  19.9 #7351 5:02PM

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  1015.6 #185 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!👍👍✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  1981.1 #82 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  374.3 #608 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. 😉 - varela2892  31.1 #5884 2:38PM

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  1902.0 #88 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  411.2 #543 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
I will do this next time I'm on Amazon! - DisneyLov3r  38.5 #0 5:02PM
Just spent $100. Surely not my last order this month - Dianat710  46.5 #4933 4:46PM

Here is the Overall Quality Top 10 real-time list. Follow these MouseWaiters for great content:

1. CobbPR
6880

2. uscdisneyteacher
6242

3. Dave
5858

4. BaseballMickey_CM
5840

5. Winnie111286
5528

6. Plumiegirl
5451

7. Duchess_SMK
5399

8. misschurro
5264

9. pikarich
4788

10. Stitch_Legacy
4712



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This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  4203.8 #35 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  4203.8 #35 2:34PM
is this just a standing thing? Never changes? - DarthFairy  424.7 #521 8:06PM

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  2112.4 #73 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  232.2 #1580 6:28PM
Oh 😂😂 just realized that post was 2+ years old😂😂 well people are still taking turns very slowly. Maybe it's the app, not the players.  - DisneyMom13  232.2 #1580 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2621.9 #51 6:30PM
Still waiting. 😂😂😂 - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 12:59PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  374.3 #608 12:18PM
It happens, if you want start a game and I'll play you. I take a couple days off a week but I'll finish the games I start. - richiii3  1173.5 #153 2:20PM
@@Admin  Can't keep my games going, other end either not answering or app is stalling. It doesn't forfeit after 24 hrs of not answering. Want to play, but instead spend more time waiting and waiting. Thx - DisneyMom13  232.2 #1580 8:26AM

MouseWait COUNTDOWN for iOS is here! Countdown the days to your next Disneyland or Disney World trip with our images OR your pics! Your Countdown also displays on Apple Watch and is beautiful on iPhone 6 screens. Secure the discounted launch price for a limited time.

I have the countdown and I love it! - tree320  0.6 #0 9:26AM
Just got it! - Dizkid  457.8 #476 12:29PM
I need to get this  - MisSingAlong  99.3 #0 1:11AM
Doesn't everyone have a countdown clock on the top of one of their pinball machines?  Unfortunately mine is blank because our DL trip was weeks ago :( - awhittle  0.0 #127126 10:15AM
That just means it's time to start planning! 😀 - AngiMouse  81.6 #3914 1:02PM

Here are the Weekly Top 10 TRIVILATOR Players. Find people to play here. Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends on iOS. Play on any device with our new web version here.

1. DisneyMakesMeSmile
8.17

2. Goofytom
4.15

3. DisneyMom13
1.6

4. beentoall
0.61

5. mamabeam
0.48

6. Dolewhipped
0.37

7. richiii3
0.33

8. Moog
0.22

9. otilegna
0.12

10. jalensmommy
0.09

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  😁 - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  291.5 #968 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  94.3 #3678 11:33AM
👋❤️ - Tom  11116.2 #6 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2680.3 #48 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  94.3 #3678 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2680.3 #48 9:42AM
Any tips on how to keep a game going?  Seems like the past few times I've played Random the other person stops playing and I can't finish the game.  :( - azbellatink  245.4 #1410 12:47AM
Yay I made the list!!!!!!  - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  146.2 #2775 7:02PM
 YOU!!! Having fun playing!! - DisneyMom13  232.2 #1580 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoall  365.1 #0 2:19AM

What if Walt never dreamed of Disneyland? What would your life be like? What would the world be like? Get Book Two of the VOYAGEERS Saga - The Great Storyteller - on Amazon. Buy the Paperback and get the Kindle version FREE! 

Thank you Admin! This book is a great read. I recommend it to anyone who is a Disney fan. Can't wait for the next one! - grumpypapa  5479.7 #20 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  18.8 #7596 10:32PM
- disneyforme  204.5 #0 7:33PM
  - teapotsandteacups  133.9 #2984 10:17PM

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6. Tom
11116.2

7. goofygal
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8. Plumiegirl
10136.1

9. ShariRenee
8578.01

10. uscdisneyteacher
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Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  4718.8 #28 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  1868.3 #91 8:50AM
And a big thank you to all of them for helping me enjoy the magic from far away!  Congratulations!  , - chuswo  420.8 #530 8:48AM
 I bow down to you....real fast....like Aladdin drops in front of the Royal Princess, Jasmine! - DisneyMom13  232.2 #1580 1:53PM

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