Dave    
 13820.4 #4 (DL Qual #4

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  13820.4 #4 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 #8642 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 #103 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 #97 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  82.4 #4000 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 #63 3:43PM
Me too Chris. I thanked all of them yesterday for posing and they were all very polite in return. - Mimmy  1442.3 #126 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 #63 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 #566 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 #956 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 #667 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 #468 4:32PM
MC and I are going to slink off to the corner with our tails between our legs - Kari_Bo_Berry  361.5 #667 6:11PM
I hate CMs. They all smell like vodka and Sucrets. Or maybe that's just me. - Experiment818  1647.2 #108 8:45PM
Thank you Dave. - Zara  283.3 #1077 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 #610 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 #2502 3:47PM
CMshellypee is AWESOME!
- VfxGenie  1556.9 #116 3:49PM
Thanks dave. I love them all. I really look up to them.  - BooEve123  800.9 #243 3:50PM
I agree. Thank you for putting it in this perspective. It needed to be said. - JessicaRabbit33  670.3 #318 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 #2367 3:52PM
FINALLY!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1475.6 #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 #498 3:53PM
Well said...if there's a legitimate complaint, take it to City Hall. - Darlingwendi  1228.1 #149 3:53PM
Great point! - Dimo  66.3 #4372 5:15PM
👍 - Tealtownfan  1152.2 #164 3:54PM
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 #86 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 #366 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  5036.3 #27 4:01PM
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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 #144 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 #1276 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 #667 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 #2970 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 #126 4:21PM
I loved your collage :) - Jillian  767.1 #259 4:24PM
i thought it was great you went hunting for ariel too! - chris.  2511.4 #63 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 #819 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 #126 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 #330 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  2544.3 #62 5:30PM
I came out of lurk land to say thanks for posting this! Kudos to you Dave! - RandyNewman  402.2 #581 5:45PM
newb😜 - toph  2418.2 #65 5:47PM
Hi Toph!! - RandyNewman  402.2 #581 6:04PM
Hi Rsuff! 😘😘😘 - Mrsblue  693.1 #301 7:30PM
Hi MrsBlue!! - RandyNewman  402.2 #581 8:41PM
Hi RSuff and MrsRSuff😘😘 mrsblue😘 - toph  2418.2 #65 10:10PM
Well said! Thank you for posting this Dave! - Sallyskellington  201.1 #2040 5:55PM
:) thank you. - DisneyVillain  356.0 #686 6:08PM
LET 'EM KNOW DAVE!
- SoloSiyoNqoba  600.4 #358 6:21PM
👏👏👏 - chrissykins  825.5 #233 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 #1277 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  13820.4 #4 9:47PM
I see all people as a cartoon. I see the world as a brightly colored episode of Adventure Time. - MagicalCaprice  480.7 #468 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 #4301 12:13PM
Dear Dave: I lurve you. So there. - Butterlina  1589.8 #114 3:50PM
He's okay. 😜 - bluefairy  643.8 #330 4:39PM
👊 - Momof2princesses  153.5 #2721 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 #259 4:16PM
I was shocked too and hurt because I know how peter acts - DisneyVillain  356.0 #686 9:30PM
Me too Chris. I thanked all of them yesterday for posing and they were all very polite in return. - Mimmy  1442.3 #126 4:22PM
I loved your collage :) - Jillian  767.1 #259 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 #63 4:24PM
i thought it was great you went hunting for ariel too! - chris.  2511.4 #63 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 #819 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 #468 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 #126 4:33PM
Very well said, thank you!!!! - MinnieMousewife  916.7 #210 4:35PM
He's okay. 😜 - bluefairy  643.8 #330 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 #1470 5:12PM
Great point! - Dimo  66.3 #4372 5:15PM
Whoa. You go Dave! - theRealDisneygirlforevr  175.3 #2368 5:16PM
Thank you for saying this! You're the best!:) - CarmenINwonderlanD  265.1 #1262 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  1220.0 #150 5:22PM
Well said Dave. - LeleMouse  224.1 #1735 5:25PM
Well said Dave ^_^ 👏👏👏 I certainly would not want to see anyone ragging on any fellow CMs that I know! - SkellyMouse  501.4 #451 5:33PM
newb😜 - toph  2418.2 #65 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 #8642 6:02PM
Hi Toph!! - RandyNewman  402.2 #581 6:04PM
MC and I are going to slink off to the corner with our tails between our legs - Kari_Bo_Berry  361.5 #667 6:11PM
Thank you and thanks to everyone who takes such wonderful pics out there - PinkElephants  745.7 #277 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 #255 7:05PM
I don't think you could have said it better Dave :) - Jewelz  557.9 #386 7:11PM
I just hope he was wearing pants when he posted this. - Butterlina  1589.8 #114 7:15PM
Kidding. - Butterlina  1589.8 #114 7:15PM
And Dave. 😜 - Butterlina  1589.8 #114 7:16PM
Pantless on a soap box? Sounds dangerous! - Jewelz  557.9 #386 7:21PM
On occasion I have been known to do this. 😳 - Butterlina  1589.8 #114 7:22PM
Scandalous! I like it. - Jewelz  557.9 #386 7:26PM
I just hope he was wearing pants when he posted this. - Butterlina  1589.8 #114 7:15PM
Kidding. - Butterlina  1589.8 #114 7:15PM
And Dave. 😜 - Butterlina  1589.8 #114 7:16PM
Pantless on a soap box? Sounds dangerous! - Jewelz  557.9 #386 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 #667 7:21PM
On occasion I have been known to do this. 😳 - Butterlina  1589.8 #114 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 #169 7:24PM
Yes - Butterlina  1589.8 #114 7:25PM
Yes - Butterlina  1589.8 #114 7:25PM
Scandalous! I like it. - Jewelz  557.9 #386 7:26PM
Words can hurt Thank you ftom the bottom of our s. - SeñorBuzz&Jessie  68.5 #4317 7:27PM
Hi Rsuff! 😘😘😘 - Mrsblue  693.1 #301 7:30PM
👏👏👏👏👏👏 - Mrsblue  693.1 #301 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 #548 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 #507 8:09PM
I wish I could hug you! That was written so perfectly. - Lifeguardmom  295.2 #984 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 #241 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 #296 8:24PM
Thank you for posting this Dave.  Nicely put. - LAFDWifey  81.5 #4016 8:25PM
👍👍 - iFramedRogerRabbit  1957.8 #93 8:25PM
Hi MrsBlue!! - RandyNewman  402.2 #581 8:41PM
I was shocked too and hurt because I know how peter acts - DisneyVillain  356.0 #686 9:30PM
I see all people as a cartoon. I see the world as a brightly colored episode of Adventure Time. - MagicalCaprice  480.7 #468 9:48PM
Hi RSuff and MrsRSuff😘😘 mrsblue😘 - toph  2418.2 #65 10:10PM
Well said Dave!! :-) - disneymomma1  325.8 #806 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 #1877 12:03AM
Bump - Vegaspooh  134.7 #3035 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   13820.4 #4 10:20PM
you always said I would make a good Fairy - Dave  13820.4 #4 10:20PM

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Did you know that almost everything in MouseWait can be found with a few taps in the MagicSearch bar? Did you know that we add things to MagicSearch weekly (i.e. requests from you--see below)? MagicSearch enables ONE-THUMB searching to help you find individual menu items, vegetarian or gluten free food, reviews, wait times (even restaurant wait times), exclusive insider Disneyland tips, annual pass holder, parking info, Star Wars Park info, celebrities, Disneyland news, Hidden Mickeys, crowd forecasts (unFORECAST), Photopass, birthdays, refurbishment info, and amazing content from almost a million pages of original content in the MouseWait Lounge. 

This is an  app. Thank you @@@Admin - LiveLaughLoveDisney  300.2 #0 2:46PM
Thank you LiveLaughLoveDisney! - Admin  5:59PM

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Oh how we miss you MSEP... 😩😩😩 - DisneyBallers  57.1 #4637 10:05PM
what is MSEP? - markchop  92.7 #3788 9:35PM
Main Street Electrical Parade - sawman911  2849.6 #51 9:33AM
I miss the Electrical Parade.  My mom was actually covering a story about the Electrical Parade and got to ride in one of the vehicles.  - RetroDisneyPins2002  42.7 #5251 1:35PM
!!! - DisneyMom13  318.6 #845 7:43PM
!!!! That is soooo cool!!! - dizzneyfan  711.9 #289 8:06AM
Nice pic!📷 - Stitchcrazy62622  22.6 #7165 10:18PM
Awesome!! - stanvoodoo  47.9 #5011 7:25PM

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  59.4 #4577 9:01AM
- DisneyMom13  318.6 #845 10:32AM
 to  - DisneyHeidi09  194.2 #2130 5:18PM
 Always taking care of us... we love u Admin!!!  - calidream1  398.0 #588 7:05PM
I know it's awesome to know your not alone as a Disneyland freak  - mjpdisney67  42.3 #5269 7:26AM
Lol, its so true. Was so fortunate  to marry a guy that is a "freak" like me. - DSFamLee  77.1 #4106 3:03PM
- maleficentmama  3.4 #31344 11:39AM


 
MONTHLY OVERALL REAL-TIME LEADERBOARD

1. Melody_CM
1958.88

2. Fantasmicfan1
1034.87

3. Winnie111286
906.23

4. Coaster
764.4

5. Tom
462.39

6. oiler2112
439.67

7. secretagentangel
419.91

8. grumpypapa
381.14

9. Goofytom
315.64

10. redsoxcarlos
297.58



SEE TOP 100 LEADERS

I love Disneyland! - Melody_CM  19543.8 #2 11:30PM
Me too - LaPearleNoir  2355.4 #71 1:11PM
Wow I've never made a list before. Thanks - disneybob49  878.9 #217 9:59AM
Yippeeeee!!!! I made the list!!!  - dizzneyfan  711.9 #289 7:17AM
Wow, top of the list:-) - beentoallbut1  941.2 #0 5:40AM

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  2016.5 #87 4:48PM
Spent $490 on it the other day - CVDisneyland  460.3 #499 12:40PM
Thank you! - Admin  5:04PM
Just spent $100. Surely not my last order this month - Dianat710  64.3 #4429 4:46PM
Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  167.4 #2510 9:45AM

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

unFORECAST for the month of June 2016
Last month (May) seemed to be quieter than last year, probably because the 60th Celebration began last May, making last summer a lot busier. Looking back at MouseWait's Historical Crowd Index (available in our MagicPlan iOS Calendar), crowds averaged in the mid 80s (approx 85% capacity) for the first two weeks of June, then it quieted down in the last two weeks of the month. We are estimating smaller crowds than last summer because the 60th Celebration is over a year old, and there are still a lot of attractions being refurbished. 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 Jun 3, 2016 12:07PM



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  643.2 #331 5:39PM
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  20.6 #7488 11:53PM
Saturday's rule! One of the perks of a premium pass!  - snappy  442.1 #520 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  177.0 #2346 5:08AM
I second this. The info is great to have, but it's too long.  - 1HitchhikingGhost  288.1 #1032 5:04PM
6 of us going Sunday 11 6 year have use that annual pass - jmmm  0.6 #75944 12:12PM
Have Saturdays been less busy then Tuesdays or Wednesdays recently? - TiDoubleGuhErr  0.3 #88588 12:07AM

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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  7305.7 #15 8:38PM
Thank you for reading! - Admin  6:26PM
cant wait to read it - ebugsmama  19.6 #7710 10:32PM
  - teapotsandteacups  685.7 #307 10:17PM
- sunvalgifts  167.4 #2510 7:40AM

Get a quick overview of the new features in MouseWait 9 for iOS, our biggest update since 2009! Get the free version here, or upgrade to Platinum here

Just installed the MW app on my new phone yesterday. This will be very helpful for me since I am used to the android version. Thank you. - teapotsandteacups  685.7 #307 11:41PM


 
MONTHLY WAIT TIME LEADERS REAL-TIME: Thank you to everyone who enters accurate wait times--you earn MouseRank Points, Credits, worldwide fame, and wealth beyond your wildest dreams when you enter wait times at the Park (ok maybe not the last two things). Please remember to ONLY enter wait times that you have verified in person, this improves our algorithm substantially, thanks!

1. Melody_CM
1958.13

2. Fantasmicfan1
773.83

3. Winnie111286
769.37

4. Coaster
764.4

5. Tom
452.3

6. oiler2112
439.57

7. secretagentangel
316.13

8. grumpypapa
269.43

9. Goofytom
268.47

10. dizneedude
257.83

 

SEE THE TOP 100

14 more days and I shall be entering in wait times for the first time( I was slow and shy to post). Well actually it will be 15 days. The first  day we check in and go to Trader Sam's. 😉 - varela2892  64.2 #4432 7:14AM
I just want to thank all the newbies who are on the list so much lately! This was started as a wait time and more app so by your starting out from the beginning doing wait times is awesome! 2/3of my points are from wait times. I make a game of it and have fun doing them. Hope everyone tries it, it helps others and you earn credits!!👏👏👏 - secretagentangel  6921.6 #17 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  2766.6 #54 10:28PM
I figure it is the least my wife and i can do, plus it is great exercise! I keep saying, one of these days we will go to one of the meet-ups. We generally only go on Saturday and sometimes Sunday as well. That darn thing called 'work' just gets in the way!  - oiler2112  771.6 #258 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  257.9 #1325 6:54PM
Wow! I made it to the top ten! And while pushing a wheelchair this trip...  - Jathanis  382.1 #615 3:18PM
Good job!!   - Ilovegoofy  76.6 #4115 10:28AM
I think one of you were just ahead of me today.  Most of the rides had the right wait time posted so they didnt need updating. - sallen848  186.9 #2220 10:51PM
Go ahead and update it as admin needs them posted as current time as possible. You can have ten people with you inputting times themselves and it still helps the app! (As long as all are on their own account I should clarify)😍 thanks for doing wait times, it helps us all!! - secretagentangel  6921.6 #17 1:19PM

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! 

We want more books - sctoaonk75  288.9 #1025 7:42PM
- MommyandBash  433.2 #531 4:52PM
We want more books - sctoaonk75  288.9 #1025 7:42PM
- sunvalgifts  167.4 #2510 12:55PM

DISNEYLAND PARK:

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

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:

Silly Symphony Swings closed -- TBA



 

Were visiting during the diamond celebration.  I'm so excited because all of our favorite rides will be open! - Dsc1983  20.3 #7551 10:53PM
Awesome! Can't wait! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  350.7 #702 8:33AM
Any idea when Autotopia will re-open?  - CentralCoastAuntVon  107.5 #3543 9:51PM
hopefully never - Dave   13820.4 #4 9:27PM
Bully - secretagentangel  6921.6 #17 1:57PM
My Kids enjoy Autopia - E-Ticket  1476.9 #120 8:29PM
Haha we do enjoy Autopia also!! My niece is very concerned about all the construction going on but knows it will be much better!  - CentralCoastAuntVon  107.5 #3543 1:17PM
Dave be nice!!! My sister is mentally handicapped and only loves autotopia and teacups... But the fumes make her faint. lol! Dave I hear you!  - verofern  138.6 #2979 1:56AM
Will Indiana jones reopen on the 3 or will it reopen on the 4 - Disneylandgirl1955  45.3 #5130 5:52AM
It was open today - AngieC  238.3 #1548 10:58PM

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
16.52

2. Goofytom
8.84

3. teapotsandteacups
3.21

4. sheridanrabbit
1.86

5. DisneyMom13
1.64

6. DonaldRox
1.29

7. Dolewhipped
1.28

8. mamabeam
0.85

9. Boundin
0.66

10. Moog
0.34

 

Yay @@Moog!!!! So great!  😁 - valj84DisneyDeppAddict  304.7 #927 6:28PM
You sweet thing!  You crack me up!  I'm merely an apprentice being schooled by @@Tom!! - Moog  96.8 #3720 11:33AM
👋❤️ - Tom  12767.5 #5 11:47AM
Wtg @@DisneyMakesMeSmile and @@Moog ;) - otilegna  2786.3 #52 7:41PM
A major compliment from someone who hands me my you know what every game, @@otilegna 😜!!! - Moog  96.8 #3720 8:05PM
Yay !!!  - otilegna  2786.3 #52 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  246.3 #1449 12:47AM
Invite  people  to play in the to 10 for the week. We don't  all play everyday but you'll  get your game finished.  - richiii3  1603.3 #113 10:45PM
Yay I made the list!!!!!!  - DayDreamsOfDisneyland  153.1 #2728 7:02PM
 YOU!!! Having fun playing!! - DisneyMom13  318.6 #845 5:01PM
Well done:-).  I'm enjoying playing your games.  Thank you. - beentoallbut1  941.2 #0 2:19AM

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

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

MouseWait Meetups 2016
what is happening for one last time on aug 6? - MsTikiMermadam  1332.9 #139 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  6921.6 #17 7:55PM
ok,  last time for btr....  😹 - MsTikiMermadam  1332.9 #139 6:03AM
It looks like we need to get more official meet-ups happening in the parks.  😄 - LaPearleNoir  2355.4 #71 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  6921.6 #17 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  2355.4 #71 10:30PM
i keep ending up with tues classes,  and missing the tues meetups.  so glad i have made a few of them! - MsTikiMermadam  1332.9 #139 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  6921.6 #17 8:49PM
Next #MWMEETUP is Friday, June 24 at 6pm at Rancho Zocalo, DL. I'll post shortly.   - secretagentangel  6921.6 #17 2:27PM
It looks like I can make this. *marks on calendar* - grumpypapa  7305.7 #15 9:33PM
I might make it. Hoping the heat isn't unbearable.  - Taunton  1467.0 #124 9:18AM
The next meetup is Friday, July 1, at Rancho zocalo at 6pm. - secretagentangel  6921.6 #17 3:25PM
Think I'll be there, unless I have more travel troubles! - redsoxcarlos  3341.6 #46 4:58AM

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!

1. secretagentangel
107300

2. jacdanfan
105000

3. teapotsandteacups
90000

4. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
82000

5. leopardditz2000
80000

6. DisneyGrandma
65000

7. DarthFairy
58950

8. debbiev
55750

9. Melody_CM
55000

10. MinnieMyLove
46500

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoallbut1  941.2 #0 2:55AM
And they share - suzieq65  150.0 #2787 9:06PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  167.4 #2510 12:21PM
I finally made a list besides wait times.wait times has become almost impossible with the crowds,reception blows.but thank you for all you do@@@@Admin - DarthFairy  500.2 #452 7:43PM
!!! And I thought working up to 73 credits was good lol - sunvalgifts  167.4 #2510 12:21PM


Hey I'm finally on this list 😄👍🎉 - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.7 #35 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  4910.0 #28 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1231.4 #148 3:48PM
Love seeing everyone's pictures from Disneyland !! I know, we always have a good time :) - Lyssa2012  196.1 #2104 11:22PM
i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1332.9 #139 5:56AM
Thank you to all who post from the park!! Love seeing the park when I cannot be there. - snowgrey  8.0 #13365 2:49PM
Top of the list  - buzzgoneyear92  276.2 #1143 12:09AM


 
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  1824.1 #99 8:03PM
Will there be a 3 and when? - menifeemom  224.9 #1720 7:31PM
@Admin  HOPE you are working on #3!  - Dianat710  64.3 #4429 5:41PM
I really enjoyed reading them. I think I need to do a re read of them plus the Voyagers series. - arianwenmcb  242.0 #1507 12:45PM

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  296.3 #981 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  159.1 #2634 3:57PM
Hi @@@@@@Admin I filled out the form for 2/28 at Hojo and haven't seen any Credits. I also sent you a Support Ticket last week. Would you please look into this? As always, Thanks  @@@@@@Admin - Winnie111286  18465.7 #3 10:50PM
Admin - Winnie111286  18465.7 #3 4:46PM
Great place!  - CT4625  75.0 #4140 6:29AM

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  1152.2 #164 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!👍👍✨✨ - TinkerSchelle  2066.1 #82 10:53PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  433.2 #531 10:29PM
Just got a kindle so as soon as I figure out how to work it I'll be buying it. 😉 - varela2892  64.2 #4432 2:38PM

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  2766.6 #54 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  318.6 #845 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  318.6 #845 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2849.6 #51 6:30PM
Still waiting. 😂😂😂 - MeridaFan  4244.2 #37 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #68699 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  433.2 #531 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  1603.3 #113 2:20PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
21372.3

2. Melody_CM
19543.8

3. Winnie111286
18465.7

4. Dave
13820.4

5. Tom
12767.5

6. jacdanfan
12153.5

7. goofygal
11745.9

8. ShariRenee
10365

9. Plumiegirl
10336

10. uscdisneyteacher
8496.37


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  6921.6 #17 2:09PM
Yay! Thank you! - Song  2242.4 #74 8:50AM
Thanks for all of the  - ForeverNeverland  105.6 #3576 3:38PM
 Those are some   numbers.  - Ilovegoofy  76.6 #4115 4:22PM

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