REUNION RAFFLE POST: One of the most popular events at the Reunion each year. UPDATE! An iPad 3 64gb has been added to the Raffle thanks to UTDISNEYFAMILY, $25 Disney gift card by Disneygal, 2 $25 Starbucks cards w special Disney store mugs from Hawaii via msdizmaui, along with other great items from CantWait, Sharkgrrrl19, L More...
Updated with the iPad 3 64gb donation from UTDISNEYFAMILY ! - Admin
Please help me welcome our newest Platinum advertiser to the MouseWait family, Amazon Thunder! Platinum level advertisers are extremely important to MouseWait because they allow us to innovate on a daily basis. We employ people around the world who work on MouseWait day and night, and our Platinum advertisers make this possible. We spend thous More...
I predict a 150% increase in MWers running the next Disney half marathon. Welcome, thunder! - ScubaSteve028
820.7 #115 9:28PM
#NEWS I have some news regarding Long Lost Friends Week. It will be part of Limited Time Magic starting this Monday the 8th and run to Sunday at Thunder Ranch. You will see Esmeralda, Clopin and Judge Frollo. Ping and Mushu. 3 Little Pigs and Pocahontas, John Smith, Meeko and Ratcliffe. I've confirmed Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, Prince John and Sheriff of Nottingham will be out. Also some others too. More...
Will we be seeing any strawberries, experiments or baloo during this long lost friends event? - Philliprocks
307.0 #588 10:59PM
Here it is, Episode 1 of the MouseWait Podcast! The entire team did an AWESOME job considering it was their first time producing something like this. They spent a ton of time planning and researching the content and BBM did an excellent job on post-production, which is a very time consuming task. Thanks to SPandEvLover for heading up this team and taking responsibility, she has done a great job! T More...
Feedback----The use of music is a good idea for the beginning and softly during certain parts of the podcast but the use of the music on this podcast was way too loud and did not help with the flow of the cast and was very distracting. Try and find a few of the old attraction background music from the parks and see if you can incorporate that into the cast at a volume level that does not take away from the voices and see if you can sublimely have tracks that have to do with the topics, lands, attractions, shows that you might be talking about. Get rid of the generic sound effects. I only heard it a couple of times but felt that it was a bit cheesy and not necessary. I would limit the amount of hosts to 2 at a max during future casts and have them rotate to peoples availability or however you need to work it out. Having more than 2 just gets confusing and you have the issue where everybody wants to throw their two cents in and you spend longer amounts of time on topics that really don’t need it and it gets confusing to who is speaking. A long with that thought is the sound quality of some of the members on what sounds like a flip phone in their bathroom. There were only two members whom had good sound quality and that was Trent and one of the girls, can’t remember which one. The others sounded muffled, like they had a trumpet mute over the phone and like they were not talking directly into a microphone. You might want to record these all in person at a host computer or limit it to those who have a quality microphone that can be recorded at a higher quality, I really had a hard time understanding some of you. Also IMO I would really try and limit the amount of in Park news to a minimum for podcasts. By the time most people download a podcast the information that is being talked about in the podcast will either be already happening or be in the past. You have to remember that a lot of your audience is going to be Disney fans and every day users of the lounge, and other Disney fan sites. Like most Disney AP holders and users they already know about most everything that has been posted on the Disney blogs and or on Disney fan sites, twitter and FB. It’s just like in the lounge when somebody posts news two days later and everyone jumps on them and says CHOO CHOO ALL ABOARD. A good podcast is one that gets its new users to want to go back and download past episodes that they may have missed and with that being said I would try and limit the amount of discussions on Disney in park news instead a large portion of the cast would be like setting your DVR to record the weather channel and watching it a week later. Not everyone is going to be able to download and listen to it the day it comes out. Try and find some unique topics that not everyone is talking about and elaborate on those and make it into the bulk of the cast. Some of these topics might take a month worth of research discussions with other Mwers and so forth but it would be very interesting to talk about things that not everybody knows about. The lounge is a perfect place to find those topics that people are posting about and interested in and do and in depth talk about it. Prime example was something like SIC posted yesterday about Prince Phillip not wearing the same hat in the Parks or maybe about a couple of the windows on Main Street and about who that person is or in depth history of an attraction…I did like how you talked about new features of Mousewait and think you could spend a little extra time on that just like a SIC 101 post but a segment on the show. Same goes for talking about some of the funny posts or most popular posts of the week or all time. You might also want to invite others in for something like a Get to know your Mousewaiters and feature people on it. Also I think that once a week is a bit much for a podcast where you will just be spitting stuff out so fast that you will lost quality over quantity - Dave
8833.9 #2 11:57AM
Brevity is the soul of wit. - Mouse4life 1086.2 #78 12:00PM
Thanks for you input! We have talked about producing more original content for the show for the future. Regarding length, we wanted the first one to be a little longer and to introduce most of the voices you'll be hearing on the show, but for future shows, we will try to keep it to about 30-40 minutes and to a smaller group of hosts. Regarding music, I experimented with this show with it and will definitely use less and what MSG said - BaseballMickey_CM 2996.9 #15 12:08PM
i really like the idea to talk about things that are going on with the lounge, the example dave posted is great. the review was great dave. - chris. 2507.8 #25 12:09PM
This was a great review. I like the park about talking about what people are posting about in the lounge that interests them. The Get to know your Mousewaiters reminds me of when StrawberryGuy would ride with MWers on attractions and interview them. - cesium55 531.2 #220 12:16PM
Yes cesium! I actually just discovered those posts! I've been here 6 months now and am still discovering new things so I like your suggestions Dave. - MrsSchnooks 714.6 #142 12:23PM
Nicely said and much needed. And thanks for the shout outs 😊 - Sweet_Irish_Cream 2707.7 #19 12:26PM
Thanks Dave for your thorough review. We are definitely taking everything you and every other MWer stated into account. What will set this podcast apart from many others is our tight community AND the fact that we are ALL contributing to the success of this project. As someone who helps with the content, your suggestions and criticisms are spot on. Thank you for taking the time to write this review! As this is a work in progress, we would greatly appreciate everyone's feedback for all future podcasts. Thanks again! - EpicDio 390.1 #353 1:28PM
Thank you so much for taking the time for that great feedback, Dave! A lot of what you listed has actually already been discussed for future podcasts (not all of them though, just some. So I'm loving your ideas!). We're just dipping our toes in the water hehe I'm so glad that we have people who can be honest like this with us. I really think stuff like this will help forma much better podcast for everyone (both listeners as well as those of us working on it) - SPandEvLover 820.4 #116 1:38PM
Great review Dave! Hit everything spot on. - LilSterner 2686.2 #20 3:24PM
While I thank Admin for the recognition, this would not be possible without the hard working MWers that are on the team, which all deserve equal, if not more credit than I. (I just make sure everyone has whatever they need. I do the least out of everyone...) BBM for working in a tight deadline, nicoleface for starting and spearheading the project and everyone else on our first episode. In no particular order, these MWers should be congratulated on a job well done! Trent, RickChavez, SPandEvLover, ScooterMike, MEHlanie_Mouse, MIss-E-Mouse and others I may have missed. (Please e-slap me if I did.) Again, great job team!!! - BCC
4658.3 #5 7:44PM
To everyone else, we NEED your feedback! We can't improve without you guys! - BCC 4658.3 #5 7:46PM
I just want to thank everyone for listening. Taking the time out of your day to listen to a bunch of us talk about something we have been working on for sometime now and something that we are all passionate about. It felt great to get this first episode out there for you all to listen and I'm glad for all of the valuable feedback that you all are giving. We are taking all feedback into consideration for the next episode and upcoming future episodes. Again, thank you listening and it will only get better from here. - TheNewTrent
543.9 #212 3:04PM
I havent had a chance to listen yet but I heard you did great and have a great newscast type voice, way to go man! - madsdad 1272.8 #65 3:10PM
Thanks a lot man! Let us know what you think when you get the chance to listen. - TheNewTrent 543.9 #212 3:33PM
ALL of these reviews are awesome! Thank you guys for listening to us, and PLEASE if there's anything you want to hear on the next podcast, any suggestions, questions or anything, shoot us an email at Mousewaitwebcastteam@Gmail.com! - MEHlanie_Mouse
750.4 #135 5:47PM
****Fresno/Central Valley Family Game Night: TODAY!! Jan 26, 2013 03:30pm This is a house warming & MW meet up rolled into one! Please bring a dish or dessert to share. I will provide water, soda & juice boxes for the kids. If you want to bring your own beverages you are more then welcome! I have some Disney board games & a few non Disney games. Once you have confirmed that you are coming I will D More...
Is this open to anyone or just MWers you've already met? I say this out of concern for you, because I don't think it's a safe idea to put this out here for anyone to respond to. While the MW community is pretty awesome, this is an open forum and you should be careful. - Mimmy
1405.6 #57 8:50PM
This is an invite for everyone.Pretty much everyone that participates in our local meet ups are the same people. I appreciate the concern because I thought about it before offering. I trust that everyone will respect me and my place. I figured its the same as giving someone my address to mail a RAK or anything else. - Armenda 1059.4 #82 9:09PM
So a lurker who by some odd chance has enough points to DM sends you one, you'll send them your address? I do get that a lot of us provide our addresses for RAKs, but inviting strangers in seems a little risky - cesium55 531.2 #220 9:21PM
Yep, which is why I don't give my address out for RAKs. Be safe. - Mimmy 1405.6 #57 9:23PM
Again, thanks for your concern. If at any point I don't feel comfortable with giving someone my address, I won't. - Armenda 1059.4 #82 9:44PM
lol... I remember that creeper Disneypyro. - vincentchase 646.1 #172 11:43AM
@ Zero I really like living in Lemoore it is small but nice!
13.1 #6131 5:58AM
A special Thank You to Armenda for opening up her home to us Fresno peeps so we could get together and play games and make up our own rules! It was a blast! I wish I could have stayed longer. - MarieC
265.5 #888 10:04PM
MouseWait 5.1 has been approved by Apple and should be live in the App Store in an hour or so. Our new Dashboard gives you everything you need on one page, and it also showcases the best content from the Lounge--including our Disneyland News column. You will love the new navigational system. Just swipe your finger from the left side of the screen to the right and it appears from any page in the ap More...
Congrats Admin! Love the new layout! Remember MWers, with this new version, the ratings in the app store reset, so make sure you give MW 5 stars in the iTunes app store! - BaseballMickey_CM
2996.9 #15 8:33PM
I just went to the App Store to download MouseWait 5.1, but mine shows 5.0 still. I also just updated my phone, but I still see the older version. Where did you see the update? - 7mouskedoodles 163.9 #2139 3:09AM
Loving the new version and updated my review - cesium55
531.2 #220 11:13PM
#News- New Year's Eve 2012- First of all, it will be VERY VERY crowded, so please bring a lot of patience with you if you decided to come to the parks. Best recommendation: plan to be at the park all day (this includes not park-hopping). DISNEYLAND PARK: Hours: 8am-2am. Entertainment: "Fantasmic!": 9:00pm, 10:30pm, and 12:05am. Throughout the night, there will be additional entertainment on the More...
So do you think it will be crowded? 😂. Great info as always BBM!! - Linzee
534.5 #218 11:50PM
Ok, I know that rich made a similar post but I dont sugar cote things and here is my two cents as well...As you guys can see there are a lot of brand new users coming on board and as much as you guys want to think they are trolls they are new users. You have to remember that the Holidays were just a few days ago and a lot people got new smart phones for either the first time or got a phone that ca More...
Well said Dave, thanks for posting this. You never know who is on the other end, it could be someone who is younger, someone who just lost a loved one, a person with a learning disability, or someone who has watched the MW story videos and wants to be a part of the community. Just because they don't have the best communication skills and they're not social media savvy doesn't make them a troll. We've had our share of trolls and weirdos over the past 3 years, but they are extremely rare compared to the massive number of legitimate users. MouseWait can't thrive and grow if it's an exclusive club, it needs to be open to all Disney fans who follow the rules. - Admin
Thank you for stating this. I couldn't agree more! I think giving the benefit of the doubt and being kind is just always a much nicer way to live. If someone is really a 'troll' or you just think they are, please just ignore them. You may be wrong. And to be intentionally mean to someone who doesn't deserve it is just plain nasty and uncalled for. And surely not the true spirit of this app and what Admin had in mind when it wss created. - meridafan
1100.9 #74 10:56PM
Agree 100% some ppl are wasting to much energy on trying to expose these "trolls" and forget what this site is about - Snow33 151.4 #2310 12:10AM
Yup, oh well, so someone seems like they returned, if they aren't hurting anyone or doing harm, just let it go - MarshaMouse 2936.3 #16 7:10AM
Thanks for posting this. I was new last year, and I was scared!! Lol. People shouldn't feel dread when posting. - PeachKay 310.8 #572 12:35PM
Good to see this. :) happy New Years! - BubbaLoo
826.5 #112 10:21PM
For those that did not see this..
I think if there a problem with a new member admin will take care of it... - Fantasmic! fan1
222.4 #1357 4:47PM
MouseWait is pushing its way into the Top 30 of all Travel Apps this weekend. This puts us ahead of ALL third-party Disneyland and Disney World Apps. We are beating Fortune 500 companies such as the Marriott, Travelocity, Alaska Airlines, Priceline, Hilton, and so many others. This is a major accomplishment for ALL of us, especially for active MouseWaiters that enter wait times, post great content More...
Did a search- didn't see it posted. Looks like early entry is back and with no reservations needed!
Tinker Bell half marathon weekend is Jan 19-20th, so that'd be why there's no early entry those days (although I'll be in the parks early both days because I'm doing both the 5k and the half). But why Feb 3rd, I wonder? - Ladypixel
15.2 #5776 8:59PM
That is also the Martin Luther King weekend (3-day weekend for most people) - otilegna 1072.9 #80 10:43PM
That's Super Bowl weekend - brodysmommy 246.3 #1063 7:10PM
❤❤UPDATE!!!❤❤Please try to grab ToT FPs before Meet Up.Thanks!! Sunday, 12/30 @1:30p.m. On the Eve of the Eve, please join HMACIF and LaPearleNoir for some tapping and a Caribbean cruise on POTC for 'lunch'. Then we will make our way to check in at the Tower of Terror for 'dessert'! (Please meet at the fence next to ROA, across from the POTC entrance :D)
Awesome meetup alert! Everyone needs to be there or SantaMike🎅🎤 or whatever my username is at that time will add you to the naughty list. Ho, Ho, Ho! - ScooterMike
1959.8 #37 11:04AM
RAK winner pikarich! OK. Who remembers this little gem. That's right boys and girls it RAKy RAKy time. As some of you know we recently moved and as in most moves some things got misplaced. This was one of them and I am truly sorry for that. So, the rules of the RAK are....1- You must have a Mouse Wait rank of at least 50 without counting trivia points. Lounge, wait times, and quality will be the o More...
Please please please add me but only if it comes with a ticket to DL - PinkElephants
653.2 #166 6:21PM
I'm happy to see this still making the rounds! Obviously, no need to enter me...my signature is already on it! Thanks, Evil! - Gia
794.2 #122 9:09AM