This is from the Concierge Lounge at the Grand Californian, we were anticipating a big New Year’s Eve fireworks show, but we got this instead!
Get real time updates this New Year’s Eve in the MouseWait Lounge (Disneyland iPhone App).
SORRY THIS ROOM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE! This amazing one-bedroom villa at the Grand Californian is an experience you’ll never forget! This special is for MouseWait users – Disney sells this exact same room on the exact same day for $989 plus taxes.
We have stayed at the Grand Californian Villas 6 times since it opened and it is absolutely the BEST way to go to Disneyland with a group of people! The family room part of this condo is SO AMAZING it is like being at home – footsteps from the parks. You can bring your own food, do laundry, everything you would do at home. You can have birthday parties, invite your friends to come out during the day and hang out, and you can easily sleep two families in a 1 bedroom due to the size.
Once you stay here you will not want to stay in a regular hotel. Save money on food and do Disneyland in style!
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa offers Vacation Homes that capture the spirit of the Golden State’s romantic craftsman era. Discover timeless sophistication, unique decorative arts and warm, inviting interiors in a variety of family-friendly Vacation Homes located within Disneyland® Resort, just footsteps away from true magic and fantasy come-to-life
- Sleeps up to 5 (this is what Disney says on their site but you can get way more than 5 in the room, you could sleep two families in this one bedroom condo easily)
- 2 bathrooms: one master bathroom with whirlpool tub and an additional bathroom in living area with shower (no tub)
- Master suite with king-size bed
- Queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room
- Pull-down bunk-size bed in living room
- Flat-panel TV in living room and master suite, DVD player in living room
- Full kitchen includes: coffeemaker, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, pots and pans, microwave, toaster, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and more
- Laundry area contains stacked washer and dryer
- Private porch or balcony
This room is available on Feb 10 – a perfect Christmas gift and the date will fall right before Valentine’s Day!
We currently have this room listed on eBay for $697, MouseWait users get a $100 discount so the total would be $597 (split this cost with another family and it comes to only $298 each). If you are interested, please send us a message by using this form. Or you can leave a comment!
This is from a recent MouseWait press release – special thanks goes to the MouseWait community, we couldn’t do it without you!
It took only two months for MouseWait, the first social Disneyland iPhone wait time app, to become the highest rated Disneyland app in the history of the app store.
This happened after the recent release of MouseWait 1.5 – which is a total redesign that includes full Facebook and Twitter integration, and a lot more. The creators of MouseWait, app316.com, put so many features into MouseWait 1.5 that some can’t believe it is still a 100% free app – which is evident by the overwhelming written reviews. MouseWait has the most five star ratings of any Disneyland iPhone application and also has the highest overall rating.
One of the biggest additions to MouseWait is a brand-new behind the scenes technology called MouseRank® which leverages user authority to generate accurate wait times. MouseRank® mixed with the existing and ever-evolving complex server-side algorithm has the ability to revolutionize wait times by scientifically mixing hundreds of separate factors at one time. In fact the combination of MouseRank® and a fine tuned algorithm has the potential of reporting the most accurate wait times available from any service.
A patent for MouseRank® was filed earlier this year.
Kelly Johns, who started development on MouseWait when the app store officially launched in 2008, credits the success of MouseWait to the amazing community of loyal iPhone and Disneyland fans. “The credit goes to the overwhelming number of people who use MouseWait on a daily basis. We just developed a mobile gateway for them so they could experience Disneyland from all over the world and we try to listen and implement as many requests as possible.”
MouseWait is the first Disneyland iPhone app to fully integrate social networking giants Facebook and Twitter. People can post the current wait time of a ride directly to Twitter or Facebook. They can also update their own status on both networks directly from the app. MouseWait also utilizes FriendFeed, Flickr, Hahlo and even the new Google real-time search features. On the Facebook tab, you can click a button and see all of your Facebook friends who have MouseWait installed ( called your Disneyland Friends) – you can also check your newsfeed, access your Facebook phone list, see events, notifications, comment on your friends posts, and more.
Another major addition to MouseWait is the brand-new Hidden Mickey checklist which streams a large list of Hidden Mickeys for the user to check off as they find them. MouseWait keeps track of which ones you have found. This was a highly requested feature from the MouseWait community and was added based on user feedback.
Johns says that MouseWait 2.0 is already in the works and a majority of the upgrade was completed months ago. app316.com is anticipating a January release for 2.0. The new version will include several new innovations that have never been attempted before and he believes the MouseWait community will be pleasantly surprised.
Did you know that you can easily search our Disneyland database on your iPhone by simply clicking on the search button on the top right. This makes a search bar magically appear at the top of the page, then simply search for anything you are interested in, whether it is Toy Story, food, or whatever else you need.
You can also search by tags. Simply click on the tab on the right side above the search button ( it has a down arrow on it) and a nice little menu will drop down where you can easily jump to pages, search by tags, or search by categories. The awesome part about this is searching by tags, just click on the tags button and a nice list of Disneyland related tags will drop down. Then just select what you’re interested in and related posts will come up.
The search feature and the tag feature is a great way to find what you are looking for — whether you need help with a MouseWait feature, or if you’re searching for Disneyland secrets or tips on a certain subject (search for Tom Sawyer or iPhone Charging for example).
If you are excited to hear about the new release and just want to get the new version in the app store go here and download MouseWait 1.5 – its FREE!
This is a major upgrade that includes fixes and brand new features.
Probably the biggest addition is the behind the scenes technology we installed – the release of our patent-pending technology called MouseRank® – which leverages user authority to create accurate wait times. This is something that has never been attempted in the wait time world, and it will revolutionize wait times because they will become extremely accurate when you mix our proprietary MouseRank® technology, with our complex server-side algorithm. A patent was filed earlier this year for MouseRank technology.
Anyway, enough with the techno-jargon – here is what we packed into MouseWait 1.5
- Facebook Connect issue solved, now you can login and use Facebook
- A real Hidden Mickey Checklist added! – Now you can check off and save the Hidden Mickey checklist!
- New MouseWait Dashboard! Makes it easy to find the most popular features of MouseWait
- MouseRank technology added (introduces user authority for the first time ever in a wait time app)
- Post to Twitter – in this version you can sign in to your Twitter account and post updates directly from MouseWait
- You can also post wait time messages direct to Twitter (and Facebook)
- Live streaming Google weather loaded directly on to the Dashboard!
- Live update boxes located directly on the Dashboard bring you the latest news about Disneyland
- Hahlo 4 Twitter client added to the Twitter page so you can manage your entire Twitter account while inside of MouseWait
- Improved Resources page layout and speed enhancements
Just click on the MouseRank tab and enter your username, it is that easy – we are tracking points based on accurate wait time submissions, participation in the Live Chat Lounge, and several other factors. Bottom line is that the more you positively contribute to the MouseWait community, the higher your MouseRank® will be. We will be having contests and other cool things too for MouseRank Authority Users.
Stay tuned, the fun has only just begun, lots more in store (things that we finished months ago and haven’t been released) – our goal is to make the MouseWait user experience better and better each day! MouseWait is the first Disneyand iPhone app to ever give this much away for free. Enjoy!
This Zoetrope video is awesome inside the Animation Gallery in California Adventure, it is a must see!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL DISNEYLAND LIST – THESE ARE OUTLETS IN THE PARK – SO PLEASE ASK A CAST MEMBER BEFORE YOU USE THESE.
IT IS BETTER TO PURCHASE A BATTERY PACK FOR YOUR PHONE, get the highest quality custom MouseWait Portable Chargers by Juno Labs here!
MouseWait user @abefromen was nice enough to post some great places in the parks where you could charge your iPhone (which is always an issue at Disneyland, especially when you are working your iPhone overtime). He said it would be cool if everyone joined in and tried to find these hard to locate electrical outlets so that we would end up with a lot of different places where we can charge our iPhones in the park.
The BEST way to charge your iPhone or Android phone in the Parks is with the custom Limited Edition MouseWait Portable Charger - it will charge two devices at the same time and has enough juice in it to charge a single iPhone four or five times!
Well, that is what we have done – or at least started. Thanks to the fasting growing Disneyland iPhone community in the world (the MouseWait community), we have been able to find a lot of great places to charge your phone, most of it came via our MouseWait Live Chat Lounge which has a lot of amazing people in it each day.
Here they are, PLEASE add yours below so we can make this list huge!
Special thanks to CantWait for updating and verifying this latest list.
- Main St. The Fire House – behind the engine
- Main St. train station go into the front entrance and make a left (sit and charge)
- In front of the Photo Shop on Main Street. If you are looking directly at the entrance, look on the wall to your right and you will see an outlet with a cover on it.
- Main St. Carnation Cafe: There are two outlets flanking the doorway between Carnation Cafe and The Bakery. From Awesome
- Main St Gibson girl ice cream parlor at the tables
- Main St. Lockers
- Main St next to Painless DDS and Lockers
- The east exit of the Market House on Main St.
- Inside the Baby Care station in Main St. is a wall outlet in the little nursing room. Charge up while you feed your little one From Polkadobo
- The Snow White Wishing Well in Fantasyland – with your back to the well, face towards the Castle and it is in the bushes next to the railing – 2 outlets in a green camouflaged box.
- Matterhorn exit right side on black lamp
- Behind the Edelweiss Snack Shop
- Across from the edelweiss on the south post of the old boat ride launch platform
- Carnation Plaza (the dance floor in between the Castle and Frontierland) there is a box on the stage and behind it is an outlet (thanks to MouseWait user @disneylove for this clarification)
- Pizza Port in Tomorrowland – directly to the right of the front entrance. You can sit and charge!
- Two in the buzz FP dispenser and two in the bushes to the right of the Buzz exit in Tomorrowland
- Space Mountain exit Tomorrowland: There is an outlet right outside of the cast member entrance near the exit area of Space Mountain and the bathrooms
- In Critter Country, there is an outlet just outside the back door of Pooh Corner gift shop (thanks to a comment from Cindy below)
- Critter Country lower level of Hungry Bear Restaurant
- There is an outlet in Frontier Land in the small character plaza outside the Rancho del Zocalo exit. It is on the right side behind the little fence (thanks to Cindy)
- The second level of the Golden Horseshoe Saloon is littered with outlets, especially next to the performers booths (thanks to B Smith)
- Frontierland. It’s just outside of Big Thunder behind the benches that face the ride. From MozGirl
- Stand by entrance to Splash Mountain and to the left of the outer Fastpass sign.
- Next to the Pirate fortune teller inside the Pieces of Eight store in New Orleans square. From MozGirl
- Toon Town train station – this one is near the benches, you can sit and charge!
- Toon Town city hall steps east and west
- Toon Town Behind Donalds boat
- Toon Town Roger Rabbit Car Toon spin far right of the entrance by drinking fountain
- Toon Town Post Office
- Toon Town – in between the Store and the Electricity Door by Roger Rabbit
- Toon Town inside the Firehouse Jailhouse building. The steps of the Electricity Door are a good place to sit while charging (from DZNY HEART)
- The Picnic Area outside the front entrance of Disneyland by the Coke machine
None of the outlets in the bushes at the small world overflow cue are working (On a breaker for Christmas use – Mad Mardigan)
- Eat and let your phone charge! Head over to the Bay Area (next to Paradise Pier) look for an old stage where the bands used to play. If you are looking at the stage it is on your right and you can eat and let your phone charge!
- Every red parade light stand has two power outlets and two audio (xlr) jacks
- In the Boudin Bread tour to the right or the entrance
- Outside the Boudin tour at the pay phones
- 3 outlets in Tower of Terror one next to the elevator on the far right one next to a bench in the exit hallway and one on the right of the exit of the gift shop
- Four outlets outside on the East facing wall of Animation Building
- Two outlets in the Zoetrope room on the floor in the Animation Building
- Multiple outlets in hallways entering and exiting Animation Building
- Hallway of Sorcerers Workshop in the Animation Building
- Outlet in the pre show room of it’s tough to be a bug down low on the west wall
- Four more at the front of the mens and womens restrooms in bugs land
- Four more outlets to the right of bugs land entrance sign to the left of tables
- Three power outlets on building across from Ariel’s Grotto between Catch a Flave and the bridge
- Outlet next to a table near the 3D Muppet Show
- In the Blue Sky Cellar to the right of the exit
- Taste Pilot southwest corner at a table
- At and behind the pay phones across from Soarin over California
- There are a few outlets by the bathrooms that are at the entrance
- Burger Invasion
- Next to the store across from Soarin’ Over California, there are payphones, there are outlets there.
- Near the bathroom entrance in the Hollywood Backlot (the bathrooms near Playhouse Disney).
- The restroom corridor behind the King Triton Carousel
Add your charging station find below so our iPhones never run out of juice at the park!
We just launched this a few minutes ago thanks to our partnership with the HoJo Anaheim. In the MouseWait Resources tab, you will find the first iPhone optimized LIVE VIDEO feed coming direct from the Mattercam! This is what it looks like below – now you can watch live streams from Disneyland right inside of MouseWait on your iPhone, enjoy!
Watch sunsets, fireworks, and more, all on your iPhone! Exclusively from MouseWait!
Download the first social Disneyland iPhone app right now!
I took this picture with my iPhone a few days ago right around sunset, most of the Christmas decorations were up already.
You can click on the picture above to see the full image.
Also, thank you to everyone who has sent encouraging feedback to us about the iPhone app, it really makes our day and it motivates us to work harder on this upcoming new version (1.1) – great stuff in store for Disneyland fans – just wait til you see what we are adding to MouseWait!
I did this with the AutoStitch iPhone app
This is a cool behind the scenes video that gives you a glimpse of how they get ready for Christmas at Disneyland. We posted this in the MouseWait Video Feed tab in the iPhone app as well.
Download the most amazing Disneyland iPhone app and see what’s going on now at Disneyland!
This shows you what’s in store for the Holidays at Disneyland! It officially kicks off on Nov 13! Watch the countdown clock in MouseWait and keep an eye out for special Christmas additions to the iPhone app!
We added a great new feature to MouseWait – the “Most Interesting” Disneyland Flickr stream. Now you can view thousands of amazing Disneyland photos in a really slick iPhone optimized interface. You can also sort the list to Most Recent or Most relevant. It is truly a great experience and you could spend hours going through all of the amazing pictures people have taken at Disneyland! Go to Resources – Disneyland Flickr Photos.
Download the MouseWait Disneyland iPhone app today!
According to reports, Disney is taping their Christmas show that will be aired on ABC on Christmas day this weekend starting on Saturday November 7. Stay tuned for details, we will be streaming updates directly to the MouseWait iPhone app!
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See our discount tabs on the Annual Passholder page in MouseWait to take advantage of all the benefits of your annual pass. Please comment below and let us know about your annual passholder tips!
- Photopass TIP (Updated Nov 24): Instead of buying individual pictures, buy the CD – they put all of your pictures on one disk for one price (I think it is $59 at this time) – this is a great deal because you can put an UNLIMITED amount of pictures on one disk! The Photopass card is good for 30 days, so if you are an Annual Passholder, you can load as many pictures on there as you want for 30 days, then put them all on one disk for one price! I also heard that if you wait for around 25 days to login to the Photopass site to see your pictures, you get an additional 30 days to load the card up! Great deal and the Disneyland photographers are the best!Here is a great tip from Christi, a former Photopass Cast Member: ” I was a Photopass CM and the CD is the way to go. The trick with logging on to the website works sometimes, but don’t count on it. After you log on you will get emails telling you when your photos are about to expire.
Two tips: 1. Use a sharpie and write your name on your card. Make sure you get YOUR card back from the photographer. They do get switched every once in a while. 2. Make a record of your card number and keep it somewhere separate from your card. If you lose your card or wallet, the CM can punch in the number manually.
- NO DOWN PAYMENT – if you renew your pass before it expires, you don’t have to pay the $75 down payment with the new payment plan option! You also still get a discount for renewing before your expiration date (on Premium and Deluxe only you save $20).
- Don’t try to get your way by saying you are an Annual Passholder – it doesn’t work! Just be nice and pray you get the right Cast Member to help.
- Hotel Discounts: Once a year they send out AP discounts for the hotels, but if you call, sometimes you can still get good discounts with your pass, never hurts to ask.
- If you forget your pass when you get to the park, they will usually give you a temporary pass – but I think they will only do it once.
- These days, Disney gives Annual Passholders discounts on just about everything, go to our Discount tabs in MouseWait to see which stores accept it. If you are unsure, just ask wherever you are buying something whether you are in the parks or Downtown Disney, most vendors will give you a discount.
- AAA Discounts: There are a few places, like the Plaza Inn (great chicken dinner!) that will give you a discount for AAA. If you know of more please post below!
We just started this page, so we will add more – check back soon!
We have added a lot of great new features this week – check out the Resources section to see all kinds of cool stuff you can use while you are at the park OR while you are at home (to get your Disney fix) – MouseWait is your mobile gateway to Disneyland. We find that people are using MouseWait at the parks AND we have a ton of people using it while they are not at the parks.
Stay tuned because we have only just begun, we have so many more features to add it will blow your mind!
Follow us on twitter at @mousewait for breaking news and info.
Relive the attractions – or check them out before you ride. Disneyland is special because we have all shared so many of these attractions with our grandparents, our parents, spouse, and kids. We are adding more videos soon, so check back!
Pirates – With Johnny Depp talking about his Animatronic Capt Jack
Alice in Wonderland HD
Captain EO Part 1
Captain EO Part 2
Big Thunder Mountain
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
it’s a small world
Haunted Mansion Holiday Edition
Winnie The Pooh
Soarin’ Over California Pre Show
Blast from the Past – Inner Space!
America Sings Part 1
America Sings Part 2
Gadgets Go Coaster
Check out this Hidden Mickeys checklist for Disneyland – Anaheim. Courtesy of our friends at FindingMickey.com [Last update OCTOBER 23, 2009]
ALSO: Please leave your comments below and let us know about other Hidden Mickeys and other hidden things at the parks!
Look at the Finding Mickey Flickr Photo Stream to see iPhone optimized images!
[ ] Compass Rose (Mickey themed compass rose decorates the center of the plaza)
[ ] Personalized Bricks (many of the bricks have inscribed Classic Mickeys)
[ ] Benches (Classic Mickey benches are scattered around the entrance plaza)
[ ] Information Booth (guest information sign features a Classic Mickey)
[ ] Security Check Queue (fun tip signs, look for a coaster car)
[ ] Ticket Booth (Classic Mickeys top each ticket booth)
[ ] Ticket Booth (each window features a Classic Mickey cutout)
[ ] Ticket Booth (paired Mickey brackets supporting each window counter)
[ ] Street Lamps (gas-style street lamps are topped with Classic Mickeys)
[ ] Sign Post (sign posts bases are covered with Classic Mickey patterns)
[ ] Sign Post (sign posts are topped with Classic Mickeys)
[ ] Tree Guard Rivets (iron tree guards are fastened with Classic Mickey rivets)
[ ] Turnstiles (each turnstile features a Classic Mickey cutout)
[ ] Strollers & Wheelchairs Sign (swirled Classic Mickey cutouts on both sides)
Parking & Surrounding Areas
[ ] Disneyland Drive (a satellite photo or Paradise Pier window to see a giant Mickey)
[ ] Mickey & Friends Parking Structure (U-turn signs)
[ ] Mickey & Friends Parking Structure (Daisy level Hidden Mickey – 3A-3B)
[ ] Mickey & Friends Parking Structure (Daisy level Hidden Mickey – 2A – 2 poles away)
Main Street, U.S.A.
[ ] Disneyland Railroad Station (two Mickey flags)
[ ] Disneyland City Hall (flag above the guided tours building)
[ ] Disneyland Casting Agency Door (Hidden Mickeys in the door’s design)
[ ] Main Street Cinema (outside pillar)
[ ] Main Street Cinema (Hidden Mickey lights inside the cinema)
[ ] Main Street Market House (Classic Mickey wall decor)
[ ] Main Street Market House (buttons placed in a Mickey shape in window display)
[ ] Main Street Fruit Cart (Hidden Mickey under the green iron fruit cart)
[ ] Penny Arcade (Stitch pressed quarter machine, Hidden Mickey stamped on machinery)
[ ] Penny Arcade (Antique Scale – Brass Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Blue Ribbon Bakery (mural behind the counter – Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Main Street Photo Supply Co. (Hidden Mickey shaped lens on antique camera)
[ ] Peter Pan’s Flight (Mickey’s silhouette in the Big Ben clock tower)
[ ] Peter Pan’s Flight (Hidden Mickey teddy bear paws, 2nd floor window, outer facade)
[ ] Pinocchio’s Daring Adventure (popcorn Mickey in the popcorn machine)
[ ] Pinocchio’s Daring Adventure (popcorn Mickey on floor)
[ ] Pinoccio’s Daring Adventure (Classic Mickey tops the ship case)
[ ] Snow White’s Scary Adventures (Hidden Mickey trees on wall when boarding)
[ ] Snow White’s Scary Adventures (three red gems in the jewel barrel)
[ ] Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (Toad statue in queue, left eye Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (faux pink stained glass Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (Eaves seen from queue, red berry Mickey)
[ ] King Arthur’s Carousel (three jewel Hidden Mickeys on Jingles)
[ ] Matterhorn (tiny black Mickey, red & white key crest, inside Fantasyland queue)
[ ] Alice in Wonderland (painting the roses red paint splatter Mickey)
[ ] Alice in Wonderland (white rabbit’s house picture frame)
[ ] Casey Jr. Circus Train (gauges on locomotive control panel Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Storybook Land (Miniature Jewel Mickey, Cave of Wonders)
[ ] U.S. Mail Box (between drawbridge & Peter Pan’s Flight)
[ ] It’s a Small World (three control towers in the loading area)
[ ] It’s a Small World (holiday season – Mickey hidden on santa hat on clock face)
[ ] It’s a Small World (holiday season – holly berry Hidden Mickeys)
[ ] It’s a Small World Light Show (holiday season – Hidden Mickey below clock face)
[ ] Water Tower (behind the train station, there’s Mickey Mouse water tower)
[ ] Buzz Lightyear wall (planet Ska-densii)
[ ] Buzz Lightyear wall (Green Planet – green swirl Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Buzz Lightyear wall (Mickey on orange Scrabble tiles in first room)
[ ] Star Traders (Star Wars inspired Classic Mickey in display window)
[ ] Star Traders (three flying saucers inside the shop)
[ ] Space Mountain (speakers in the coaster cars form a Classic mickey)
[ ] Space Mountain (Hidden Mickey craters on the floating asteroid)
[ ] Pizza Port (Mickey molecules on the Adventure Thru Inner Space poster)
[ ] Innoventions: Entrance (Classic Mickeys above the doors)
[ ] Innoventions: Tom Morrow (Mickey shoelaces & Mickeys in pockets)
[ ] Innoventions (grapes Hidden Mickeys in the hallway mural downstairs)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (video window near Dream Home front door)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (Mickey porch railing)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (circle patterned yellow carpet Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (Mickey silhouette book end)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (thank you sign Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Innoventions monitor camera (Mickey shaped webcams found upstairs)
[ ] Innoventions ESPN zone (Classic Mickeys on signs)
[ ] Innoventions (artwork in Honda Theatre, Mickey hidden in a green square)
[ ] Innoventions (red glass bead hidden Mickey, under the glass floor upstairs)
[ ] Autopia (Classic Mickey license plate sticker)
[ ] Autopia (Classic Mickey – Mouse Crossing street sign)
[ ] Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (Observation Outpost locker Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Jungle Cruise (cast iron frying pan Hidden Mickey aboard “Suwannee Lady”)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Mara Temple script – MM)
[ ] Indiana Jones (well cover hieroglyphs Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Eeyore parking sign above the queue in the projection room)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Hidden Mickey shadow on the wall in projection room)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Classic Mickey shadow on the wall in movie room queue)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Mickey Mouse Life Magazine cover in Indy’s office)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Idol of Mara – cleft in upper lip & nostrils Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Bones, the skeleton, wearing personalized Mickey ears)
[ ] Indiana Jones (coiled cobra icon Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Tarzan’s Tree House (curtain hooks)
[ ] Tarzan’s Tree House (Classic Mickey steel drums)
[ ] Tarzan’s Tree House (steel drum & smaller barrels)
New Orleans Square
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (shell Mickey on beach scene)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (treasure room treasure chest lock)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (fort wall)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (Mickey decorated armor in last room)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (treasure chest in Jack’s treasure room)
[ ] Blue Bayou (stained glass Classic Mickey in lobby)
[ ] Club 33 (gold detail Hidden Mickey on cast member vests)
[ ] Jewel of Orleans (Hidden Mickey projected onto the ceiling)
[ ] Court des Anges (look for this secluded area’s sign)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (wallpaper in the haunted art gallery)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (Classic Mickey arrangement of plates on ballroom table)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (Nightmare Before Xmas, seasonal – stained glass art)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (Nightmare Before Xmas, seasonal – snowdrift in ballroom)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (Nightmare Before Xmas, seasonal – black plate place setting)
[ ] Disney Dream Suite (special star lighting in master bath)
[ ] Disney Dream Suite (red Hidden Mickey on carpet)
[ ] Disney Dream Suite (blue Hidden Mickey on carpet)
[ ] Flagpole Base (three rocks placed and proportioned like a Classic Mickey)
[ ] Golden Horseshoe stage vent (Hidden Mickey on center vent)
[ ] Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (three giant gears Hidden Mickey)
[ ] S.S. Mark Twain (Classic Mickey ironwork between the smokestacks)
[ ] S.S. Mark Twain River Excursions sign (Hidden Mickey silhouette)
[ ] Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island (above the cave entrance, left from the raft)
[ ] Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island (Mickey in cement on top of the chimney)
[ ] Rivers of America (Classic Mickey river rocks)
[ ] Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante (wooden post Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Big Thunder Ranch Petting Zoo (wooden sink counter, Mickey knot hole)
[ ] Big Thunder Ranch House (reigns & bridles feature Classic Mickeys)
[ ] Big Thunder Ranch House (horseshoe Hidden Mickey in the giant horseshoe pile)
[ ] Pioneer Mercantile (Mickeys on the various wall lamps inside the gift shop)
[ ] Splash Mountain (hand crank gears form a Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Splash Mountain (height requirement sign, knot Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Winnie the Pooh (Mickey hidden in the wood grain, right side at entrance)
[ ] Winnie the Pooh (Mickey ears on bookcase behind sleeping Pooh)
[ ] Winnie the Pooh (honey splatter Hidden Mickey)
[ ] The Briar Patch Gift Shop (cabbage Mickey hidden on the shelves)
[ ] Order of the Mouse Seal (Classic Mickey above Toontown entrance)
[ ] Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin (paint bucket swirl Mickey hidden in queue)
[ ] Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin (Classic Mickey hidden on hubcap in loading area)
[ ] Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin (room with buildings, back of double doors)
[ ] Mickey’s bronze statue
[ ] Clarabelle’s Frozen Yogurt (Classic Mickey only seen when closed)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Mickey shaped mailbox)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Meet Mickey Sign)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Mickey shaped window on front door)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Classic Mickey welcome mat)
[ ] Mickey’s House (various books feature Hidden Mickeys on their spines)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Surrealist Mickey Artwork)
[ ] Mickey’s House (notepad on Mickey’s desk)
[ ] Mickey’s House (photo of Walt Disney & Mickey)
[ ] Mickey’s House (metronome on Mickey’s piano)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Hidden Mickeys in the player piano sheet music)
[ ] Mickey’s House (One Hidden Donald in the player piano sheet music)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Movie Screen – Hidden Mickey countdown)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Hidden Mickey on paintbrush in Mickey’s photo area)
[ ] Mickey’s Toontown Car (Hidden Mickey on hubcaps)
[ ] Minnie’s House (orange book on Minnie’s bookcase)
[ ] Minnie’s House (pictures feature Mickey & Minnie)
[ ] Minnie’s House (balls of yarn Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Minnie’s House (Mickey on the front of Minnie’s fridge)
[ ] Minnie’s House (relish inside Minnie’s fridge)
[ ] Cast Member Exit (stone Hidden Mickey on wall)
[ ] Toontown Port Office (Post Office Letter-shaped sign has a Mickey stamp)
[ ] Mickey’s Post Office Box (each character’s box features their silhouette)
[ ] Toontown Lantern (outdoor lamp features a Classic Mickey pattern)
[ ] Toontown Telephone (Hidden Mickey in the canter of the rotary dial)
[ ] Toontown’s Third Little Piggy Bank (Mickey faced coins on sign)
[ ] Gadget’s Go Coaster (Classic Mickey shaped rocks in queue)
[ ] Toontown Toonhole Cover (manhole cover)
[ ] Mickey’s House (holiday season – xmas tree with Mickey topper & ornaments)
[ ] Minnie’s House (holiday season – xmas tree with Minnie topper & ornaments)
Mousellaneous Disneyland Resort
[ ] Cast Member Service Ring (Mickey’s silhouette adorns these gold service rings)
[ ] Cast Member Keychains (keychains feature Classic Mickey cutouts)
[ ] Disneyland Security Badge (burgundy Classic Mickeys centered on each badge)
[ ] Disneyland Security Logo (Classic Mickey logos found on neckties and patches)
Here is a list of Disneyland Secrets you can impress your friends with while you are at the park. If you have an iPhone – you can access this list INSIDE of the MouseWait iPhone app – download it for FREE here! Feel free to comment below to add your own secrets – or lets us know if you think these are not true! We are adding to this list daily. PLEASE COMMENT BELOW!
- The Plaza Inn is one of the best food deals in Disneyland – their full fried chicken dinner is awesome and it is only $13.49 (that is how much an omelette costs across the street at IHOP if you can believe that). The Cast Members are always super friendly here, it has tons of seating, and the Christmas decorations are awesome. Also, you can get unlimited refills on drinks there (self-serve) and they will even give you to go cups when you are done. We go here all the time and use our Annual Passholder discount – the corn dog cart is next door for the kids!
- Photopass TIP (Updated Nov 12): Instead of buying individual pictures, buy the CD – they put all of your pictures on one disk for one price (I think it is $59 at this time) – this is a great deal because you can put an UNLIMITED amount of pictures on one disk! The Photopass card is good for 30 days, so if you are an Annual Passholder, you can load as many pictures on there as you want for 30 days, then put them all on one disk for one price! I also heard that if you wait for around 25 days to login to the Photopass site to see your pictures, you get an additional 30 days to load the card up! Great deal and the Disneyland photographers are the best!
- Nursing mother rooms: Did you know that at the end of Main Street on the right side next to the Little Red Wagon Corn Dog Cart, Disneyland has a nursing mother’s room called the Baby Care center that has a dark quiet room with rocking chairs, a feeding area with high chairs cleaned after every use, a changing room with multiple changing stations that are cleaned and sanitized after every use, and mini potty chairs for toddlers that are sanitized after every use. It is really an amazing setup.
- Did you know you can get WIFI inside of California Adventure (great for iPod Touch users)? Just sit in one of the inlets across from the Rushin’ River Outfitters and you can get on to the Grand Californian Wifi – it has a very strong signal, I was still connected walking all the way down past the Redwook Creek Challenge Trail. The key is to stay close to the hotel and you should be able to stay online.
- BALLOONS AND SOUVENIRS REPLACED: Also, if you buy a balloon and it pops or is damaged, any vendor will give you a free balloon (they should since they cost $12!) – we do know this is true because they replaced one of our balloons less than a month ago. Also, they usually will replace any souvenir that breaks – my son has broken many pirate swords while we were at the park. We just take the broken one in and they always replace it for us.
- There is a Magic Lamp in a store across from the Jungle Cruise – for a buck you can rub the lamp and hear funny jokes
- The Goofy Water in Toon Town (at the gas station) turns colors at night.
- The Matterhorn basketball court: Some say that in an effort to pass a city ordinance, Disney had to install a full court basketball court inside Matterhorn mountain so it qualified as a sports facility. Some even say it was certified as an official Olympic Stadium in 1984. According to Snopes, this is not true. They say there is only a small attic-like space near the top of the Matterhorn that does contain a half court complete with a hoop. This area is used as a rest area for costumed climbers. Check out the video proof of the Matterhorn Basketball court here
- Call Disneyland and get a live person: Did you know that you can call and get a live person at this number 714-781-4565
- Main Street is supposed to be set in 1910 and Tomorrowland is set for 1986. These years were picked because they were the years of Hailey’s Comet
- Prior to opening day, Walt visited a few of the local churches and invited a handful of the best behaved children from the Sunday School classes to attend the opening day festivities (source HiddenMickeys.org)
- Did you know you can ride in the front car of the monorail if you ask?
- Did you know you can ride in the front of the Disneyland train with the conductor too? (tip thanks to MickeyFan below)
- CAT HOUSES: Reportedly there are cat houses in Disneyland, one is behind the Hungry Bear restaurant and you can see them if you look to the right while on the train.
- Disneyland vendors will replace broken spray bottles, broken swords, pretty much anything you buy there, if it breaks, they will give you a new one.
- Everyone knows that Walt Disney had an apartment located above the Fire Station next to City Hall. The light in that apartment is always left on to remind everyone he is always there with him. However, this light is turned off when his daughters are in the park, out of respect for their loss. (Source: FindingMickey.com)
- Club 33 has been a part of New Orleans Square since 1967, it is the only place where alcohol is served and it supposedly has a 5 year waiting list for memberships. Membership fees range from $9500 to $25000 with annual fees of $3000+!
- The organ that was in 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea is presently located in the ballroom of the Haunted Mansion
- Johnny Depp frequently stays at the Grand Californian Hotel, some say here is there once every two months with his family.
- Smellitzers on Main Street: Candy Palace & Candy Kitchen – Main Street USA: A photo of the Candy Kitchen Cast Members hard at work. Under the window is a vent that sends the wonderful candy aromas out onto Main Street. Note: Invented at Walt Disney World by Imagineer Bob McCarthy, the Smellitzer, is akin to the famed artillery howitzer - used to launch smells instead of shells. (Courtesy of FindingMickey.com)
- Tarzan’s Treehouse: Take a good look around the kitchen area underneath Tarzan’s Treehouse. Mrs. Potts and Chip, from Beauty & the Beast, can be sitting on top of a wooden crate. (Source: FindingMickey.com)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark Mercedes Truck: Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye: An interesting Disney detail is parked outside of the Indiana Jones attraction. The olive green truck appears to be the one from the famous Raiders of the Lost Ark chase scene, in which Indy chases after the Nazi convoy transporting the Ark of the Covenant. The truck’s body type, license plate and missing hood ornament, match features from the vehicle used in the famous Raiders of the Lost Ark stunt sequence. (Source: FindingMickey.com)
- Go to Toon Town right when the park opens, it isn’t as busy then.
- Eeyore Parking Sign in the Indiana Jones Ride: An old Eeyore parking sign is hidden up in the rafters high above the projection room (in the queue). The sign pays homage to the Eeyore Parking Lot, which gave way to the current Indiana Jones attraction. (Source: FindingMickey.com)
- Forced Perspective: Disneyland is famous for using a photographic illusion called “forced perspective”. This gives the buildings on Main Street the illusion of height. The second story windows, signs, and accessories of the buildings on Main Street are smaller than the first level. Also the buildings angle slightly inward which creates the illusion that the Castle is much farther than it actually is. When you leave Disneyland the reverse effect happens – it doesn’t look that far away so you tend to want to walk slower and visit the shops. The Matterhorn is also designed using forced perspective – larger trees are placed toward the bottom, but as you go up, the trees get smaller. Disney used two foot pinion trees at the treeline of the Matterhorn to make it look bigger than it actually is (it is only 147 feet).
- Lines are usually shorter at dinner time when people are eating.
- Start from Adventureland and go clockwise: This saves time because you are not criss-crossing throughout the park and most people seem to go counterclock-wise starting with Tomorrowland. (Source: DisneylandVacationTips.com)
- The Matterhorn line that wraps around the Tomorrowland side is usually shorter. Also the left track is a faster ride than the right.
This is a cool Disney Secrets tour of Frontierland:
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We just revamped our Passholder page to include complete info on the discounts you get as a annual passholder! The discount information includes Disneyland, California Adventure, the Hotels, and Downtown Disney. We are still working on the navigation and will improve on this – but for now you can go back to the Passholder home page by clicking on the red header bars on the pages.
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|Location||SoCal Select*||SoCal*||Deluxe||Premium||Days Valid|
|A Cartoon Of You||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day|
|AMC Theatres®||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day|
|Anne Geddes||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day|
|Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day
Not during Special Events
|Compass Books and Cafe||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day|
|ESPN Zone®||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day
Not on Holidays / Special Events
|Face Painting Cart||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day|
|Hair Wraps||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day|
|House of Blues® Anaheim||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day
Before 5 p.m.
|Island Charters||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day|
|Jamba Juice®||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day|
|La Brea Bakery Cafe™||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day|
|LEGO® Imagination Center||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day|
|Letter Brush Art Cart||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day|
|Marceline’s Confectionery||10%||Every Day|
|Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day
Not during Special Events
|Pastel Portraits Cart||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day|
|Pearl Factory||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day|
|Rainforest Cafe||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day
Before 4 p.m.
|Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen®||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day
Max. Discount of $40
|Something Silver||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day|
|Sunglass Icon™||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day|
|Tortilla Jo’s||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day
Not during Special Events
|Wetzel’s® Pretzels||10%||10%||10%||10%||Every Day|
|World of Disney®||10%||Every Day|
|Location||SoCal Select*||SoCal*||Deluxe||Premium||Days Valid|
|Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa||Special rates, like “AP Nights,” available for all Annual Passholders Call (714) 956-MICKEY† for rates & availability||Call for Availability|
|Disneyland® Hotel||Special rates, like “AP Nights,” available for all Annual Passholders Call (714) 956-MICKEY† for rates & availability||Call for Availability|
|Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel||Special rates, like “AP Nights,” available for all Annual Passholders Call (714) 956-MICKEY† for rates & availability||Call for Availability|
|Croc’s Bits and Bites||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Disney’s PCH Grill||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Goofy’s Kitchen||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Hearthstone Lounge (food only)||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Hook’s Pointe||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Lost Bar (food only)||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Steakhouse 55||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Storytellers Cafe||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Surfside Lounge (food only)||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Top Brass||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|White Water Snacks||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Wine Cellar (food only)||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Location||SoCal Select*||SoCal*||Deluxe||Premium||Days Valid|
|Most Theme Park and Hotel merchandise locations*||10%||Every Day|
|Ariel’s Grotto||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Award Wieners||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Baker’s Field Bakery||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Bountiful Valley Farmers Market||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Cruzin’ Disney’s California Adventure® Park Tour||20%||20%||20%||20%||Every Day|
|The Lucky Fortune Cookery||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Pacific Wharf Cafe||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Pizza Oom Mow Mow||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Studio Catering Truck||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Taste Pilots’ Grill||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Wine Country Trattoria||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Location||SoCal Select*||SoCal*||Deluxe||Premium||Days Valid|
|“A Walk in Walt’s Footsteps” Tour||20%||20%||Every Day|
|Most Theme Park and Hotel merchandise locations*||10%||Every Day|
|Bengal BBQ||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Blue Bayou||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Blue Ribbon Bakery||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Cafe Orleans||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Carnation Cafe||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Clarabelle’s Frozen Yogurt||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Daisy’s Diner||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Discover the Magic Tour||20%||20%||Every Day|
|Enchanted Cottage||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|French Market||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Golden Horseshoe||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Hungry Bear Restaurant||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Little Red Wagon||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Plaza Inn||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Pluto’s Dog House||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Rancho del Zocalo||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Refreshment Corner||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|River Belle Terrace||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Stage Door Cafe||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Tomorrowland Terrace||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Village Haus||10%||10%||10%||15%||Every Day|
|Welcome to Disneyland® Tour||20%||20%||Every Day|
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Tomorrowland of the 1950s Part 1
Tomorrowland of the 1950s Part 2
1956 Disneyland Dream Videos NEW!
In July 1956, the five-member Barstow family of Wethersfield, Connecticut, won a free trip to newly-opened Disneyland in Anaheim, California, in a nationwide contest. This 30-minute amateur documentary film tells the fabulous story of their fun-filled, dream-come-true, family travel adventure, filmed on the scene at Walt Disney’s “Magic Kingdom” by Robbins Barstow. In December 2008, “Disneyland Dream” was named to the National Film Registry by the Librarian of Congress.
This is a 9 minute broadcast of the Submarine ride dedication for the 4th anniversary of Disneyland. Complete with the Mermaids!
This is a shorter video in color!
One Man’s Dream Virtual Tour
The Disneyland Story Part 1: The FIRST episode of the Disney Anthology television series from Oct 27, 1954
The Disneyland Story Part 2
Well, they aren’t actually new rides, but new to our list. We added the Enchanted Tiki Room, the King Arthur Carrousel (that is how Disney spells it), the Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, and the Monorail. Sure, these rides don’t usually have a long wait time, but it gives you an idea of what to do when you look at the wait time list. Also please help us out by marking things “Closed” on the wait time screen. We also removed the Orange Stinger in California Adventure since it no longer exists. Enjoy!
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