Hello, and Welcome to MW! It bothers me that the term "giveaway" could even be used to remotely describe what RAK is. The person who created this wonderful idea is Dahulagirl - a beloved friend to many here in the MW community and a beloved family member. She passed away yesterday. So, when you see posts mentioning a "RAK" here in the lounge from this day forward, please remember to think about kindness, generosity, and selflessness. That is what a RAK is to me. Thank you Dahulagirl. You are an angel who will be missed. - Alicewhoareyou
543.9 #213 6:23PM
"The Hub" Issue 1 is available via PDF! kshea970 did an amazing job of our first MouseWait Magazine as well as everyone who contributed - it really shows the talent we have here and the generosity of people who give their time and resources to create things for MouseWait. Mr. Iger saw the magazine and loved it - how often do you get that from the CEO of Disney? Download it here via PDF, it should More...
Awwww, you guys are awesomesauce. Glad you're liking it!! - KylaShea
541.3 #215 12:22PM
Oh, and I'm a freak and am already getting the basis for the second one (rough September release) started, so PLEASEEEEE DM me if you have an idea for an article or something. This magazine is all about you guys, and I'm trying to get more ppl involved with it! Cara's contribution was INCREDIBLE and really made the magazine personal. I'd love to have more things like that! - KylaShea 541.3 #215 5:15PM
Articles: 1. Did you see that Hidden Mickey? 2. Disneyland Fit - enjoying the happiest place on earth with a happy tummy in mind. 3. day in the Life of a MW. 4. Meet the collectors of MW ( personalized stories of pins and vinyls ect.) 5. How to help addiction lol;) - BooEve123 800.9 #121 5:25PM
Im still.working on my story. I'm trying to get around to starting to type it up :) - theRealDisneygirlforevr 175.3 #1960 5:34PM
I have a hidden mickey section planned, and I love the rest!! Especially Disneyland Fit! Hmm... I'm emailing you right now Boo. And anyone else, if your idea doesn't fit in a DM, email me at MW_Kshea970@yahoo.com ! - KylaShea 541.3 #215 5:35PM
I really loved reading this! Would love to help out in any way possible for upcoming issues. If you want help, let me know! I worked on my high school paper for 3 years and did pretty well with writing. I'll be trying to think of ideas to send you! - PiecesOf8 378.3 #367 5:38PM
Hey friends--Stick with me in terms of my email/DM responses! I'm working from 9am until 9pm EST, so my days are jam packed. I'm getting back to you as fast as possible! If you don't get a response quickly, please don't think I'm being rude! Thanks for all the love and support, I can already tell the next issue is going to be Kick-Butt!!! - KylaShea 541.3 #215 8:48PM
@booeve Help me with what? Lol :p - Addiction 55.3 #3701 9:39PM
I just opened the PDF for the first time... do you guys see really ugly black boxes in random areas??? This is slightly concerning. - KylaShea
541.3 #215 9:57PM
And are all the background photos not transparent?? - KylaShea 541.3 #215 9:58PM
Is there a specific page? Looks fine on my Mac in Acrobat 9. Try a computer restart and see if you are updated in Acrobat. Also there might be a setting you could change in Prefs>Page Display-rendering if all the boxes aren't checked. - Westcoast 78.8 #3342 10:10PM
Thanks!!! This was an awesome read!! - Storybrooke
680.8 #156 2:13AM
APs, enter for the DCA preview sweepstakes here! http://disneyland.disney.go.com/entry/2012-june-california-adventure-preview-for-passholders/
Taking place on June 11th, and you can select up to a total of five other AP holders including yourself, when you enter. :) There are multiple times available, so enter for multiple times to increase your chances of being selected from the lottery. You will receive an email early June notifying you if you've been selected. Best of luck to everyone who enters! :) - flukefan
266.4 #881 10:26AM
Thanks for the info you can also try winning a family vacation for carsland here
http://tinyurl.com/8ynyung - Cherry91
433.9 #294 10:29AM
Thank you for sharing that one! I hadn't heard of that one. - flukefan 266.4 #881 10:34AM
Bump bc a year ago Carsland was ALL the talk. The chance to preview it was pretty cool. Remember how exciting it was to see sneak peek pics, speculate and then finally how cool it was when our MWers went, took pics and shared with us. A new land! Wow! Thanks disneyland and thanks MW for sharing with us kids at home all over the world! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
1839.5 #43 8:46PM
For those interested in purchasing a NewTrent battery charger. From now until April 19 the iDual-Port IMP50D is $14 OFF! That means you can have this lifesaver for just $27.95! The IMP50D is already marked down making this a $72 total savings!! The coupon is ONLY good with Amazon purchases. So you can help MW and save money. Coupon code is 14IMP50D
The link to benefit MW is http://amzn.to/xZwupX - DisneyFanZoe
1099.6 #75 10:08AM
Stats: "The IMP50D has two USB ports that deliver 5000 mAh of power for your iPad and iPad2, iPhone (4, 4S, 3GS and 3G) and all generations of iTouch. If you're not an Apple fan, it will also work for Motorola Droid phones, HTC Android phones, Blackberry, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung EPIC, Nintendo, Sony PSP and so on. This is just another way that we take care of the people who have continually patronized our products" - KissDclown
1088.4 #77 7:38AM
Oh nice I was looking for something for the iPad. Thanks! - chris. 2507.8 #25 1:13PM
Two days till the pin trading meet up! Just a reminder, we will be at the HoJo in Anaheim across from DLR starting at 10:00 am this Saturday 3-31-12 for several hours. Stop by any time for a few minutes or as long as you like. Bring your pins and vinyles for trading or any pins you are not sure about. If you are not interested in pins then just stop by and say Hi. The good folks at HoJo will be th More...
This sounds like a total blast! I just might be able to make it! - MyPark
946.4 #94 10:45AM
Wait, if we are blocked from Disneyland, we can still go into DCA?!?!?!? I am sooooo confused!!! - 619HeatherMouse
223.1 #1347 10:59AM
Nope, sorry. If you are blocked it is for both parks. - MyPark 946.4 #94 11:01AM
Yea that's what I thought, I guess I misread his posting.....
"Many pass holders are blocked out of D.L. but we are planning a field trip to D.C.A. for anyone that wants to try trading in the park with the support of other MW pin traders." - 619HeatherMouse 223.1 #1347 11:17AM
So bummed. We had plans to go but our car is in the shop "again". Doesn't appear that we will have our wheels until next week. - SeñorBuzz&Jessie
66.5 #3523 4:54PM
Hi. Will you guys be doing one of these again? Also do you need a parking pass to park at Hojo if we aren't staying there? - ceecee32
185.7 #1836 1:33PM
DAPPER DAY MEETUP: It's time to put on your most fashionable attire and meet in front on the Main Street Train station at 1pm to meet other MouseWaiters and take a grand circle train ride around the park before the Dapper Day festivities happen at 3pm on the Mark Twain. If we have time for other attractions we will decide the day of. I'm encouraging MouseWaiters who are not dressing up to join us More...
i'm banned from Dapper Day. last time i went, i walked in wearing a giant pair of Depends...i mis-read the flyer. - littleoysterz
210.4 #1517 10:54PM
Have fun all! Don't think I'll be able to make it. Dad wants me to watch the kitty - MayBie 1864.3 #42 1:40PM
I posted this question earlier, but no one has commented. Is this the first time Disneyland hosts Dapper Day? - OynnhoJ
92.5 #3160 4:14PM
Dapper Day is independently organized and not associated with the Walt Disney Company. I believe it is the second annual Dapper Day for all Disney parks, but there is also one in the fall for Disneyland only. - Geekery 227.1 #1308 8:57PM
Dapper Day is independently organized and not associated with the Walt Disney Company. I believe it is the second annual Dapper Day for all Disney parks, but there is also one in the fall for Disneyland only. - Geekery
227.1 #1308 8:57PM
just read this on Disney parks blog....
A Disneyland park favorite will close its doors this week, but only until summer, when Carnation Cafe will re-open with more seating (adding the indoor seating that disappeared in the 1990s) and a spruced-up menu.
And no worries, if you're looking for cast member favorite Oscar Martinez, you'll find him over at the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe opening thi More...
This was also included... :-)
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
1 pound bacon, roughly chopped 1 medium yellow onion diced, 1 large carrot peeled and diced 3/4 cup diced celery 4 large Russet potatoes peeled and diced 4 medium red potatoes diced 1/4 cup flour 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock, Coarse salt, freshly ground pepper, to taste 4 cups heavy whipping cream Optional garnishes: chopped chives, bacon bits, sour cream, shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese
1. In a 6- to 8-quart stockpot over medium heat, fry bacon until crisp.
2. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserving half for garnish. In bacon fat, cook onions, carrots, and celery until the onions are translucent. Add potatoes and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Whisk in flour and stir constantly over low heat until the flour is cooked and the mixture has thickened slightly, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add chicken stock and half of the bacon. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Over medium-high heat, bring the soup to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Mash some of the potatoes for thicker, creamier texture. Add whipping cream and simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Adjust thickness by adding water or stock. Soup should have a creamy consistency.
6. Season to taste and garnish with toppings.
Cooks’ notes: Soak diced potatoes in cold water until ready to use to keep them from turning brown. To make bacon easier to chop, lightly freeze.
Carnation Café Closes Thursday for Renovations at Disneyland Park by Pam Brandon: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog... :-) - disneymomma1
320.5 #535 9:15AM
Do you have a recipe for churros?....;) - CVDisneyland 257.0 #953 9:19AM
Omg mouth is watering and stomach is growling! - PrincessTianaCM 213.1 #1475 10:06AM
Do you think I could use corn starch instead of flour? - sewgirl 340.5 #444 8:06PM
I've found a lot of recipes on there. I make the Pumpkin muffins all year long :) - 415beachgirl 469.0 #263 8:18PM
You can use corn starch instead of the flour, BUT you can't cook it in a rue like it does in the above recipe, and that will change the taste a bit. Also, the amount of corn starch to use will be different than the flour. Google and see what you can find on substituting the one for the other. - ThatKimberly 335.5 #461 8:22PM
Ok, in the interest of knowing myself, I Googled that corn starch substitution.
Basically, cut the amount in half, so a 1/8 cup corn starch, and mix it with some of the broth before you add it, so it doesn't make lumps. If it were me, I'd probably skip it, and just use more potatoes mashed up. 8) Hope that helps! - ThatKimberly 335.5 #461 8:26PM
Good to know... Thanks ThatKimberly! :-) - disneymomma1 320.5 #535 1:00PM
Ok, in the interest of knowing myself, I Googled that corn starch substitution.
Basically, cut the amount in half, so a 1/8 cup corn starch, and mix it with some of the broth before you add it, so it doesn't make lumps. If it were me, I'd probably skip it, and just use more potatoes mashed up. 8) Hope that helps! - ThatKimberly
335.5 #461 8:26PM
Good to know... Thanks ThatKimberly! :-) - disneymomma1
320.5 #535 1:00PM
#News Good evening everyone and happy holidays:)! We all have chatted about it, and with the help of Mimmy and R2Jade2 the 2011 MouseWait Holiday Drive is underway! Please check out the MW facebook to see a close up of the flyer( I was not able to fit the entire flyer on this post) key facts: When: Sat & Sun Dec 10-11 from 9am-5pm. Where the HoJo Anaheim Parking Lot. How you can help: Donating ge More...
This is an absolutely awesome idea. Congratulations are in order to all who have a hand in this. - John
312.0 #567 12:24AM
Yay!!!! We have worked hard to get the details ironed out and I'm so glad that a plan came together. Can't wait to see lots of MWers next weekend who are ready to GIVE! - Mimmy
1405.6 #57 12:31AM
I am really looking forward to it also:) - BooEve123 800.9 #121 12:32AM
I think you guys are doing such a great thing! - calidream1
386.6 #354 8:34PM
CYBER MONDAY UPDATE! If you are doing some online shopping this weekend, please use the Amazon Black Friday banners on the right side of the web version. MouseWait can make up to 15% of your purchase if you click on those banners first. You can also use this link as well http://amzn.to/tZ9TgA - I saw some great deals on New Trent chargers today and they have great prices on tons of other things to More...
Fall DTD events -
Learn the Thriller Dance
Location: Downtown Disney Main Stage
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2011 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Come to Downtown Disney District and take part in a "Thriller" of a Halloween performance. Guests all ages and skill levels are invited to come learn these famous steps at the Downtown Disney Main Stage.
Professional dance instructors will be on hand to teach the More...
Very cool, I'd probably be placed in s class for dancing because of my running man. - chris.
2507.8 #25 11:04AM
Yikes, sorry this is so long 😏 - LBChica
1560.6 #52 11:47PM
MW Birthday Party TICKETS Update: If you purchased tickets to attend the MW Birthday Party all you have to do is show up with an ID and check in at the reception table. Your Paypal confirmation print out will serve as your ticket. The Birthday Party is in the Sequoia Ballroom "E" in the conference center area of the Grand Californian. Please ask any CM to direct you if you get lost, but there wi More...
Hooray...looking forward to this sooooooooooo much. Thanks to everyone working on this event. It will be magical :-) - uscdisneyteacher
3329.4 #13 7:26PM
:-). Can we show you the email receipt on our iPhone or does it have to be a printout? Also, do you know what kind of salads and sandwiches are going to be sold. Thanks! - PrincessDuckie
590.8 #190 7:29PM
Yes, you can show the email receipt on your iPhone. Please search for my post regarding the menu. I dont have the list at the top of my head right now. - Dahulagirl 1053.8 #83 7:39PM
Thank you, I found it! We will bring our hungry tummies. - PrincessDuckie 590.8 #190 9:31PM
K thanks I thought it was @12:30 - Sasha513
286.6 #705 9:48AM