Dave    
 13493.0 #2 (DL Qual #3

May 16, 2012 9:30 PM  The Hub
And here is my MouseWait story.,,,video link is at the bottom.....My love for Disney has run deep since I was a little boy..I went to the parks every weekend and all I thought about was working there when I was old enough...Kinda crazy to think now that I am the 3rd generation in my direct family whom have been Cast Memebers...My Grandfather in 1956, my Dad in the late 80s until 2000s and then me...after I stopped working at Disney and got out of college I entered the corp world and my life away from Disney slowly but surly started to go away..I would not even go to the parks for years at a time....I had recently lost my job like many others did in 2009 and a friend of mine whom was still a CM asked me if I wanted to go one day...So he signed me in and I had the whole parks to myself that day and was like a little kid all over again..I was so happy about it my little sister bought me a pass so she would have somebody to go with for my Christmas...that is about the same time I downloaded MW and the rest was history....Lacey started the very first meetup in Feb of 2010 and we only had about 15 people show up but it was the beginning of what it has now become....60 people on any given Saturday for Astro Blaster meetup..I cant begin to thank Admin enough for what MouseWait has done for me in my life...I would have never imagined that I would have ever met all of the wonderful friends that I have over the past three years...Its funny how in the beginning we all had our MW friends and are Regular friends..now its just friends and has been for a long time...We have all laughed together, cried together and have always been there for one another in times of need..I dont think without MouseWait I would have been able to keep my sanity while unemployed..I cant express the gratitude I have for you Admin..What you have done for my life and so many others is beyond words...So beyond words that in my video I just left it with song and pictures of some of the wonderful people I have met, ALL the laughter we shared, the memorable times we shared, the dreams that came true and the life long friends we have made along the way...Thank you Admin and thank you all the MouseWaiters whom every day make this place what it is..its really remarkable where MouseWait has gone in just three years and the places its going....I cant wait to meet those of you this weekend whom I have yet to meet and look forward to seeing those ever so familiar ones.... Love you all Here is the link to my video...Youtube did not like my songs so I had to do it on Vimeo...Hope you all enjoy this trip down memory lane http://vimeo.com/42308298

Man Dave,the post is good enough without a video! - theRealDisneygirlforevr  175.3 #2311 9:32PM
What can I say Dave? I've know you for over 15 years and you finally made me cry!! I was doing ok until I saw the pic of me and your Grandma. That is one of my most cherished pics!! This was such a great video. I loved seeing all the fun you've had since you found MW. I don't know how you kept it a secret from me, but glad you finally told me about it one night!! Thanks for introducing me to MW :) Thanks for all you do for MW and thanks for being my friend all these years :) - caramiapoohluvsbb8  4088.5 #37 10:00PM
We love you to Dave! - dawna  290.0 #974 9:32PM
Great story Dave! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ - Tom  11116.2 #6 9:34PM
Bawling!!!!!!! And I haven't even watched the video yet! - PrincessKristin  780.8 #240 9:35PM
I teared up quite a few times making this - Dave   13493.0 #2 9:52PM
Great story Dave loving it. - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #165 9:36PM
Love it. Can't wait to meet you too! - mamadisney3  262.6 #1233 9:36PM
Love you Dave I agree with therealdisneygirlforever too - lilo84  377.0 #600 9:39PM
Thanks for sharing dave. You have a wonderful MW story!!! - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1190.7 #145 9:39PM
Outstanding story Dave! Truly amazing ap and people here. - NascarDave  322.2 #794 9:45PM
Love it πŸ’š - Jackie211  483.3 #439 9:45PM
Awesome story Dave. I totally understand the whole thing about calling people my "Disney/MW Friends." I used to do that a lot but now I just call them friends because they are my friends not just some acquaintance. - Sandcar13  1408.2 #122 9:47PM
I agree! My MW friends are now Friends...and many of them are closer to me than my non-MW friends are! - Gia  802.0 #231 9:48PM
I totally agree Gia. It's weird because I haven't known my "MW" friends that long but I feel like I have known them forever. :) - Sandcar13  1408.2 #122 9:03AM
Love all those pics! Great vid! - Fanatic4Disney  268.5 #1180 9:50PM
So awesome, Dave!!!  Thank you so much for sharing!!!  - MrsPrinceCharming 9:51PM
Beautiful video, David! ❀ - MimiMouse  1049.0 #173 9:52PM
So good Dave! I laughed and I cried!❀❀❀❀❀❀❀ - Mrsblue  693.1 #283 9:52PM
Love it all Dave! :) - DaisyBell  695.5 #281 9:55PM
Awesome video Dave! - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 9:56PM
That is a great story Dave, wish I could go to the reunion to meet all the great MWers like yourself. - NickDoubleyew  1083.2 #168 9:58PM
Awesome video Dave! You truly captured the start of it all. Thank you for allowing each and everyone one of us get to know you at the parks and outside of the parks too! After all, your crazy, silly self, is what brings out those awesome memories and so good to call you my friend! :)  - iPoca.  916.9 #200 9:58PM
What an awesome collection of pics!  Thanks for sharing. - LilSterner  5455.2 #20 10:04PM
This is great so many memories! We are all so blessed to be a part of all of this. I'm so grateful to Admin and family! Lurve it! thanks for sharing Dave😘 - toph  2418.2 #60 10:05PM
Great story. So wonderful how so many have found MW when they really needed something special to hold on to. Must be fate. ☺ - LovemesomeDoleWhip  108.7 #3454 10:10PM
Bravo, Dave! - SergZak  3125.8 #43 10:15PM
Absolutely love it! ....and thank you for dragging me out into all this almost two years ago now. 😊 - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 10:33PM
Awesome video dave! Thanks for sharing your story you have many great memories - LoneRAYnger  4261.6 #33 10:37PM
Your very heartfelt post is wonderful. Thank you. 😊 - grumpypapa  5469.2 #19 10:38PM
Love it Dave, thanks for sharing! What a bunch of great pics!! - LBChica  2437.4 #59 10:49PM
Well done. Your video didn't need any captions after writing it here on your post. I laughed so hard when I saw ToT drunko and the pic that I took of you, vincentchase and VfXGenie on the Main St. porch.. touchΓ© dude, touchΓ©. - Jacqueline  580.0 #349 11:17PM
No words necessary...great video...❀ - veronica619  517.7 #404 11:22PM
Wow Dave what a great story, hot me a little teary eyed, very profound, thanks for sharing - JimW  1074.1 #170 10:26AM
What a great post, Dave! And I haven't even watched the vid yet. I wholeheartedly agree with all you've expressed. I don't know how I would survive all I've had to recently without my dear MW friends and even thought can't be in the parks it helps to know that people I dearly love are there all the time. It's like they carry a piece of my heart with them. And one day, when the dust settles here and a better day comes I know I'll walk through those gates again - with my beautiful babies - surrounded by the love and laughter of those amazing friends. So thankful for all of you and for Admin and his family for bringing us MW - which is FAR more than just an app. - BLG  1048.9 #174 7:15PM
Sorry for the long comment 😁 - BLG  1048.9 #174 7:18PM
I would not have seen this if BLG didn't show up today - E-Ticket  1466.6 #115 7:31PM
The post alone brought me to happy tears. Dave people can have their opinion about you, but I honestly felt like I met a good genuine person the moment I met you, and as I got to know you more I realized you are such a great down to earth kind of guy, I know that if I needed you, you would be there for me. You honestly brought feeling of being a kid, feeling care free again! I laugh the most when you are around, yet I can easily have a deep conversation with you, thank you Dave for making everyone new welcomed and sharing your love for MW - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #25 7:26PM
Thanks Marsha, that means a lot to me..it's been great getting to know you and I appreciate the kind words..I'm EXTREEMLY misunderstood at times and not a bad guy...wish Ihad more time to spend with others like I use to at the parks and hope to have more in the future... - Dave   13493.0 #2 7:48PM
I can relate to this Dave. I too joined MW while unemployed, the first time I had been in that circumstance in 25 years. It too helped me through that difficult time and kept me sane. Thanks for your thoughts and thank you Admin for giving us this wonderful forum of like minded people. - connielu  686.5 #289 7:35PM
Totally bummed I can't get the video to load thanks to dumb dial-up but it's something to look forward to once I can sort a few things out. Thanks again, Dave. - BLG  1048.9 #174 7:50PM
Awesome. Just awesome. (and thank you for including Penny, the Chupacabra, and Judge Judy) - Experiment818  1647.2 #101 8:25PM

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