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Let's collect trains! Disneyland fans know that Walt Disney's love for trains was one of the things that inspired him to build Disneyland. Walt built the Carolwood Pacific Railroad in the backyard of his Holmby Hills home that he purchase  More...
I'm sure most you know this.... But that HUGE beast of a home was NOT Walt's home.  His original home was a lot more humble.  They saved only a tunnel and a couple bushes, that's it.  "We" at the Carolwood Pacific Historical SS saved the backyard Barn and with the generous help of Sharon Disney-Miller and the Broggie family (Michael and Sharon), the Barn was moved to 'Travel Town' train park at Griffith Park Los Angeles.    If you've never been there, please stop by! It's really cool.   I work with plastics myself and built the cover for Walt's workbench.. And it gave me goosebumps as I was helping protect Walt's handprints (in axel grease) and tools as he had them there.   Great project.   As things are today, I still have a pile of original train track pieces (wood and rails) in a pile in my backyard.    We tried at one time to help the Barn by selling small token pieces of the track, but that only went for a small time.   Oh, strangely enough, that "pile" of track sits in Carlsbad here, far from Anaheim or the Carolwood property.  In the end...  In my opinion... It's a shame what they did with Walt's property, house AND neighbors house just to built that insane Estate.  Then to "suggest" it even carries a resemblance to Walt's smaller home?  Hmmm..  But, that's progress for ya.    By the way, Walt's train setup was a smaller scale, but to really be blown away, look up Ward Kimball's "Grizzly Flats" backyard train.  I remember his neighbors just "loving it" when he did a steam up.  Ha!   I'd been there only once, but quite impressive having a full-scale steam engine.    May they both rest in the Depot called Heaven.   8):-)   - imtigger   18.2 #6540 8-26-14 10:41AM Like(9)  Reply
Wow that's awesome info, thanks for sharing @imtigger! - Admin  8-26-14 8:55PM
Love trains! How exciting! It'd be neat to have all the DL engines someday! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿš‚ - Duchess_SMK   5552.7 #14 8-22-14 2:37PM Like(2)  Reply
Just wait until you get to collect trains with your son.๐Ÿ˜ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  705.3 #219 8-22-14 3:38PM
Jack wants the "HO" scale Disneyland train set for Christmas this year!  - BombFrogCM  683.7 #229 8-22-14 8:56PM
169.9 #2248 DL Qual #535 8-26-14 8:12AM
Wow, nice disappearing act - philliprocks   783.2 #193 8-26-14 8:30AM Like(6)  Reply
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ - DisneyGrandma  654.7 #249 8-26-14 8:39AM
lol - VfxGenie  1504.5 #81 8-26-14 8:39AM
Wearing a cloak of invisibility! Awesome!! - leopardditz2000   293.0 #838 8-26-14 8:49AM Like(1)  Reply
Bravo maestro! - CaptainMouse777   7.5 #10959 8-26-14 5:01PM Like  Reply
Prestomatic! - MickeyLumboCM   594.9 #285 8-27-14 12:45AM Like  Reply
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1151.9 #116 DL Qual #56 8-26-14 9:36PM
The La Brea Bakery crew here to represent & offer much needed support to our dear MW family. Life is precious, love on!
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To stitch family, we are praying for all of you during this difficult time. We feel for you, and send tight hugs. Philliprocks is praying for you as well.โ™ก                          - Aworldofcheer   50.3 #4288 8-26-14 11:23PM Like(3)  Reply
I feel blessed to have spent the evening with you.  - MickeyLumboCM   594.9 #285 8-27-14 12:14AM Like(1)  Reply
Yay, so nice to see everyone! ::waves at @FrankenweenieVelinee ::  That said, I'm sorry to hear the @@@@pikarich family is going through a difficult loss.  - GotMouse_aka_JRoseAllister   87.5 #3523 8-26-14 11:43PM Like  Reply
Hi everyone !! Lookin good !! @@@@@@@pikarich my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. May God give comfort, strength, peace & embrace you & your family with love. God is always with you so hold your head up high & don't stop doing the things you love to do (eg. hide in trash cans yessss!)  Peace & love  โ™กโ™ก:) - Eeyorelvr   103.8 #3307 8-26-14 11:52PM Like  Reply
876.0 #167 DL Qual #93 8-24-14 6:23PM
Do I dare trust this elevator? My feeling is maybe the stairs are a better idea. Hmmm
I always tell people to take the stairs but they never listen! Lol  - luxkitty   1288.6 #97 8-25-14 12:48AM Like(1)  Reply
Elevator more direct route. - Winnie111286  876.0 #167 8-26-14 11:48PM
Take the elevator. It will get you there faster. Much much faster! - jacdanfan   6455.0 #8 8-24-14 6:30PM Like  Reply
even if it breaks - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1164.7 #112 8-24-14 6:33PM
Way more fun tootoo - E-Ticket  1073.2 #133 8-24-14 6:48PM
Elevator was fixed yesterday.  Should be safe. - adventuremickey   225.1 #1517 8-24-14 8:21PM Like  Reply
Maybe - Winnie111286  876.0 #167 8-25-14 7:23PM
Take elevator... You can't possibly regret that decision.  - MoChuck   10.7 #8647 8-25-14 8:17PM Like  Reply
134.7 #2787 DL Qual #780 8-26-14 8:40AM
Waiting for the rope drop at DCA
Planning to head towards Racers? Enjoy your day! - leopardditz2000   293.0 #838 8-26-14 8:47AM Like(1)  Reply
That's the plan of me and the other 500 people crowding closer & closer  - Kimo   134.7 #2787 8-26-14 8:49AM Like  Reply
Lots of people this morning. Have fun. - Winnie111286   876.0 #167 8-26-14 11:09AM Like  Reply
My favorite kind morning!  Enjoy your day :) - DisLUVney   535.7 #320 8-26-14 11:41AM Like  Reply
876.0 #167 DL Qual #93 8-23-14 11:14PM
Goodnight Main Street USA and Goodnight Disneyland.
Don't see many pics of city hall all lit up. Looks great! - marisadel   6.6 #12075 8-24-14 3:03AM Like  Reply
Thanks. Love Main Street USA lit up at night. - Winnie111286  876.0 #167 8-24-14 10:02AM
Pretty - BAO1953   18.3 #6525 8-24-14 6:36AM Like  Reply
Thanks - Winnie111286  876.0 #167 8-24-14 11:02PM
Goodnight. Hurry back! - Bassplayerswife   140.9 #2697 8-25-14 12:10AM Like  Reply
I will. No force necessary. - Winnie111286  876.0 #167 8-25-14 1:06PM
Hurry baackkk! Hurry baakkkk!   - Boundin   500.6 #362 8-26-14 11:28PM Like  Reply
876.0 #167 DL Qual #93 8-22-14 11:19PM
From the Fireworks tonight. "Magical"
- evilemohand   170.8 #2235 8-23-14 4:37AM Like  Reply
They were amazing got a front row show from the hotel. - disneymom4ever14   9.3 #9457 8-23-14 4:41AM Like  Reply
Very nice - Winnie111286  876.0 #167 8-24-14 11:50AM
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54.9 #4164 DL Qual #1388 8-26-14 9:49PM
๐Ÿ˜ฑOh my stars!!! This is the best pic of the day, IMO.๐Ÿ˜ - Alicewhoareyou   954.7 #150 8-26-14 9:51PM Like(1)  Reply
Wow!!! - FoolishMortal138   322.0 #685 8-26-14 10:08PM Like  Reply
Beautiful! - Bassplayerswife   140.9 #2697 8-26-14 10:26PM Like  Reply
unFORECAST (BETA) is here! Top MouseWaiters giving you the rundown of what's happening at the Disneyland Resort. Automated crowd prediction calendars are worthless--the UNFORECAST is where it's at!

Update for the week of Monday, August 25th:

Park hours: DL (9am-10pm weekdays, 9am-12am weekends); DCA (9am-9pm weekdays, 9am-10pm weekends). Since the parks are closing earlier during the week, Fantasmic will only be shown Friday-Sunday, World of Color will be shown at 9pm and the "Magical!" fireworks will be shown at 9:25pm daily (weather permitting).

FYI: this is a last full week to participate in "Legends of Frontierland" in Frontierland as it concludes on Monday, September 1st. Also, the Adventure Trading Company's last day in the jungle will be Monday, August 25 and will move onto a new adventure, so make sure to catch them!

unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be quiet to moderately busy this week as many schools go back this week, but there's also still quite a few people getting their end of summer vacation in at the Resort before school starts after Labor Day for them. But, reminder that this weekend is the Disneyland Half Marathon, so expect crowds to pick up Thursday and/or Friday as runners and their families come in for this weekend's events. And make sure to keep an eye out for any road closures late Saturday night to mid Sunday morning if you are coming to the Resort this coming weekend!

Have a great week! - BaseballMickey_CM Aug 25, 2014 12:00AM
July was arguably one of the slowest months of the year (some say the Sunday on Independence Day Weekend was the slowest day of the year). However, we saw crowd levels rise Sat Aug 2, and they've been steady through today (Aug 5). With the Socal passes coming good Aug 18, we should see good crowds throughout the end of the month.  - Admin Aug 5, 2014 2:23PM
New "Music of Nashville" event coming to the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree running on weekends, starting on July 18. To read more info: click here - BaseballMickey_CM Jul 9, 2014 11:04AM
So far this summer, Saturdays have been the quietest days of the week due to the Annual Passholder block outs. Today, wait times weren't too bad in both parks, with crowd indexes hovering around 60-70 at DL and 50-60 in DCA.  - BaseballMickey_CM Jun 28, 2014 11:24PM

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   351.1 #574 7-5-14 5:39PM Like(3)  Reply
I agree. I think it has to do with most passes being blocked - PoohSizedGuy  18.5 #6497 8-26-14 11:53PM
I agree with BaseballMickey_CM.  Saturdays are the lightest days when all other passes are blocked out.  The 4th may be crowded because of the holiday, but I'll take that over a crazy Sunday any day. - potatohead25   533.7 #324 6-30-14 2:55PM Like  Reply
My solo visit last Saurday was the lightest crowd I remember in a long time, especially during the Summer! - grumpypapa  1973.0 #58 6-30-14 4:52PM
I agree @@grumpypapa, last Sat. was as uncrowded as I've seen it in a long while! Besides the AP block outs, it might also be that people were waiting to visit until they were off work/school over July 4th weekend. - debbiev  771.2 #197 6-30-14 10:23PM
876.0 #167 DL Qual #93 8-24-14 7:59PM
A little earlier. The sun moving over my favorite mountain. Isn't it beautiful? I think so.
- evilemohand   170.8 #2235 8-24-14 8:02PM Like  Reply
Best ride ever - Winnie111286  876.0 #167 8-25-14 1:17PM
Love this! - DisneyVacationLover   343.7 #599 8-24-14 8:03PM Like  Reply
Thanks. My must ride every time. - Winnie111286  876.0 #167 8-24-14 10:51PM
It's a GORGEOUS mountain!!!!!  - Superspacemountainfan   68.9 #3834 8-25-14 9:35PM Like  Reply
My favorite too!!! - Superspacemountainfan  68.9 #3834 8-25-14 9:36PM
Can't wait to see Ghost Galaxy! - TinyDancerTay   3.9 #20865 8-25-14 10:32PM Like  Reply
September - Winnie111286  876.0 #167 8-26-14 11:12AM
Same, it's gonna be my first time! - Mariela_ela_ela  63.5 #3951 8-26-14 12:12PM
302.4 #778 DL Qual #306 8-8-14 7:53PM
My Birthday dinner is at Carthay circle! Having a tequila Daisy while waiting for our table. Picture will come. Had the steak from world of color menu! Best birthday dinner ever! AngryDonald was pretty angry about the check thou, lol!
Done as a true princess @PrincessDaisy! Happy birthday!!! - PrincessCindy   65.8 #3905 8-8-14 7:55PM Like(1)  Reply
Happy birthday!!!! - missariel33   1394.7 #88 8-8-14 7:57PM Like  Reply
~~Happy Birthday !!!!~~  - Eeyorelvr   103.8 #3307 8-9-14 1:08AM Like  Reply
happy late birthday!! - Plumiegirl   7790.6 #3 8-26-14 9:33PM Like  Reply
140.9 #2697 DL Qual #672 5-11-14 10:36PM
Maynard is the best! I love the tiki room when he's here.
He is the best ! One time he had us wear napkins on our heads as a demo for all the other guests saying they were bird protection helmets since you sit under them lol. - TrampsLady   1639.7 #75 5-11-14 11:35PM Like(3)  Reply
Love his voices - Chumash28   950.8 #153 8-26-14 6:24PM Like(1)  Reply
- MissAmericaSings   349.7 #579 8-26-14 7:50PM Like  Reply