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Whatever you do, don’t bring an umbrella! See our Disneyland Rainy Day Tips post for the reason why. If you are like me, Disneyland somehow makes you want to eat everything in sight — from fresh popcorn, to a chocolate dipped pineapple spear, it’s difficult to eat healthy at the Resort. Now there’s a way to have fun and detox your body at the same time (you need around 3000 ORAC units per day to properly detox). Just pack some Amazon Thunder Acai Juice, which has over 20,000 ORAC units in one fluid ounce of great tasting juice that your kids will love! This gives you the ORAC units you need, while fulfilling your daily fruit requirement with just one ounce!
10. Make sure you bring these things:
- Get a poncho from Walmart or Target on your way to the Parks. Preferably with a hood (no umbrellas, remember?)
- Rain Boots
- Rain Jacket
- Flip-flops in lieu of rain boots
- Extra socks
- Waterproof bags. Ziplocs work great.
- Sham-wow or something to keep things dry
- Plastic cover for your stroller (painting tarps work great).
- Puppy spill pad – sit on the non absorbent side, and your bottom stays dry.
- Get a locker.
- Check our Disneyland iPhone app or our new MagicFeed for real-time Disneyland weather reports.
9. What NOT to go on
Unless you like the feeling of being shot in the face with plastic BBs, I would not recommend California Screamin’ in the rain. That’s what the rain will feel like on your face. However, if you are a fan of travelling at high speeds while getting hammered by rain drops at 50mph, then you might actually like this. If you like spinning around in circles while getting soaked, then you might want to try the Silly Symphony Swings in the rain.
8. The Bakery Tour
Who doesn’t like to eat freshly baked Boudin’s Sourdough Bread, for FREE, while staying dry and warm? It’s fun and educational to show the kids how the bread is made. The tour doesn’t last very long, but you can hang out in there for as long as you want until the rain subsides.
7. Muppet 3D Theater
This show is entertaining for kids and is often overlooked on normal days when you are running for the main attractions. It will keep you out of the rain for 30 minutes or more as you relax in movie theater style seats.
6. Monster’s Inc
Great for the little ones. Most of the queue is inside so you can stay dry even if you have to wait in line. Since the crowds are light on rainy days, there’s a good chance the wait will be under five minutes, and you can ride it several times in a row.
5. Grizzly River Run
You’re already soaked anyway, right? If you’ve come prepared, you already have what you need to stay dry, so going on Grizzly isn’t going to hurt you one bit. Not to mention it is one of the most scenic and beautiful attractions ever built — even in the rain.
4. Grand Californian Fireplace
Use the Grand Californian exit near Condor Flats, and head over to the Grand Californian lobby where you can sit in front of the massive fireplace. This is a perfect place to relax and stay dry as you take in the elegant setting.
3. Soarin’ Over California
On rainy days, the line is usually short, and for the most part you are indoors. Soarin’ is an attraction for the entire family (40″ and above) and you can stay dry and have fun.
If you haven’t seen this show, then you need to put it on your MouseWait To Do List. This Broadway quality show resides in the beautiful Hyperion Theater in Hollywood Land, and it will entertain the entire family. You’ll forget that it is pouring outside.
Ok, maybe food shouldn’t be the #1 thing to do at California Adventure on a rainy day, but let’s face it — food is pretty important, especially for adults. There aren’t a lot of restaurants in DCA that have indoor seating. Flo’s V8 Cafe has a good sized dining room with decent food and a phenomenal view of Ornament Valley. Taste Pilot’s Grill (next to Soarin’) also has a good sized dining room with ok food. Other than those places, you either need to head into the Grand Californian for White Water Snacks, Storytellers Cafe, or the Napa Rose — or visit one of the upscale restaurants inside the Park like Ariel’s Grotto, the Wine Country Trattoria, or the Carthay Circle Restaurant.
Check out our Disneyland Resort Rainy Day Post on MouseWait for more ideas. You can also post a comment below if you have suggestions for DCA in the rain.
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Rainy days at Disneyland typically bring shorter wait times since local Annual Passholders steer clear of the Parks when it’s gloomy outside. Rainy days can be a lot of fun at Disneyland–if you’re prepared! A nice hotel on a rainy day is a terrific way to enjoy Disneyland. At the Hojo Anaheim, you can get a quality room, at an affordable rate. It’s a 5 minute walk to Disneyland, so if the rain is too much, you can head back to your room for a break.
Whatever you do DON’T BRING AN UMBRELLA! They are a pain to carry around, and you will end up poking someone in the eye. DON’T DO IT!
10. Here’s what to bring:
Stop at Target or Walmart before you hit the Park to save money on ponchos. A poncho with a hood is a good way to go, unless of course, you have a rain jacket.
Rain boots are a must–otherwise your shoes will get soaked as you stroll down Main Street. Flip flops also work well (just bring a towel). The last thing you want is wet shoes and socks, so bring an extra pair just in case.
Get a waterproof bag or bring a Ziploc bag for your phone. A plastic cover for your stroller will help keep it dry (clear plastic painting tarps are cheap, and they work *tip thanks to Calypso). Bring a Sham-wow or a towel to keep things dry.
Get a locker, and take a picture of it with your phone, so you remember where it is.
This is an excellent place to keep dry and wait out the rain if that is your plan. Personally, I’d rather get into a short Space Mountain line, but if you want to keep the kids dry while they’re mildly entertained, this is the place. After this, you can head over to Captain EO.
8. Main Street Cinema
You never have time to stop in here, so you might as well do it while it’s raining! After that, you can cruise through the shops of Main Street, and watch Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln for the first time in years.
7. Meet Mickey at Mickey’s House
Mickey’s House is fun for the little ones. At the end, you get a picture with Mickey himself. After you’re done, go meet Minnie–everything is indoors so you can stay dry and keep the little ones entertained. Here are some cool things you can find inside Mickey’s House.
6. The Enchanted Tiki Room
Food is allowed in the Tiki Room so you can feed your kids in while enjoying the show. You might even meet the famous Maynard while you’re there!
5. Jungle Cruise
This attraction is fun in the rain but there is no guarantee you’ll stay dry.
4. Mark Twain
Take a sheltered tour around Tom Sawyer Island in the rain! It usually closes around 5pm so keep that in mind. Get a magnificent view of the Rivers of America in the rain. Ask if you can visit the wheelhouse, and maybe you’ll get lucky!
3. Space Mountain!
You aren’t going to get wet on Space Mountain, and most of the queue is sheltered. The line should be shorter, but check MouseWait before you walk across the Park in the rain.
2. Disneyland Railroad
Take a grand circle tour around Disneyland as you watch everyone else get soaked. This is a fantastic way to relax with a view of Walt’s magical Park!
The Plaza Inn has a large inside dining room. Did you know that you can also get your Chicken to go? Take it to Coke (Coaster) Corner where you can stay dry and enjoy your chicken dinner as you watch the traffic on Main Street. Head over to the Market House for free coffee refills to keep you warm throughout the day. Keep your receipt to get your unlimited free refills. Get more food ideas on our Disneyland Food Blog and see our popular Disneyland Food Reviews.
Check out our Disneyland Resort Rainy Day Post on MouseWait for more ideas and join the discussion!
Since rain in Southern California is so unpredictable, get MouseWait for iPhone, iPad, and Android and watch the Lounge for real-time updates from Disneyland. Check accurate wait times and see live images coming from the Parks.
When you book your room at the Hojo Anaheim, tell them MouseWait sent you, and they will give you a discount. Give them a call at 800-422-4228 to book your room.
The following attractions are usually closed in the rain: Tom Sawyer Island, Mad Tea Party, Alice in Wonderland, Big Thunder Mountain (closed till the Fall anyway), Gadget’s Go Coaster, Matterhorn, and Tarzan’s Tree House.
UPDATE–more tips from the community! The Finding Nemo Observation room has a warm heater (great alternative to the actual subs, thanks MarshaMouse). Get a grilled cheese and soup combo at the Jolly Holiday (@tinkerschelle), bring a puppy spill pad and sit on the non-absorbent side so your bottom stays dry (@meridashair), If you are prepared, hit Splash Mountain and Autopia (@kmsalling), hang out in the Opera House- sometimes characters hang out there too (@chachalina55). STAR WARS FANS: Instead of the Jedi Training Academy, they usually have a meet and greet with Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, and Darth Maul (@StarWarsLove).
Check out our California Adventure Rainy Day Tips post.
Post your rainy day tips in the comments below!
Rainy Day Calvalcade (video by Coaster): When the rain cancels the parades, this is what happens:
See below for the New Year’s Eve Schedule from the Disneyland site. Expect big crowds! Last year the Parks were packed–at 11pm Space Mountain was over a 100 minute wait, Indiana Jones was 130 minutes, and Toy Story Midway Mania was 90 minutes. It will be extremely crowded all day (depending on the weather), but particularly at night starting at around 6pm. As you can see below, there are several events scattered across each Park which should distribute the crowds better than last year, however, it will still be a mad house, and Disneyland could easily reach capacity.
UPDATE: Thursday Dec 27 — Disneyland reached “capacity” at 3pm and they switched to only allowing readmissions to enter Park. This could be a glimpse of what is to come on New Years Eve.
UPDATE: 12-31-12 from BaseballMickey_CM: 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 ROA featuring dueling pianos between each showing of Fantasmic. Fireworks: the usual “Believe in Holiday Magic” at 8:30pm (notice the time change) and the NYE “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks at 12:00am. Countdown locations are: The Castle (most crowded), TLT, ROA and IASW. DCA PARK: Hours: 8am-1am. Entertainment: World of Color: 9:00pm, 10:15pm and 12:08am. For those guests wanting to see the WOC at midnight, these FPs will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis at the usual FP distribution area (Just notify a CM that you want this show). Countdown locations: Paradise Pier and Mad T Party. For those who want to pick up special 2013 NYE hats and horns, you can pick those up at the Jingle Jangle Jamboree (Disneyland) and at the TOT/Paradise Pier parade gate (DCA) starting at 6:00pm (I remember last year that they ran out by 10:00pm). Special merchandise promo: “Glow with the Show” ears are buy one, get one FREE (including AP/DVC/CM discounts). If you have them, please bring them because it sounds like they are going to have something special with the ears during the midnight countdown. There will also be LE pins and Vinylamations and other NYE merchandise to purchase as well. In conclusion, please be SAFE out there and if you’re joining the crowds, please bring your patience! Happy New yEAR!! (And for those who can’t be in the parks, you can watch live coverage on Univision (espanol) from 5:55pm-12:05am PST or just watch the Lounge for the updates)
Your best bet is to watch current wait times and other streaming data from the Lounge to get a real-time feel of the crowds. It is IMPOSSIBLE to predict daily crowds at Disneyland, not even Disney can do it. MouseWait publishes more real-time streaming data than any other source because it is the largest mobile Disneyland community in the world. This includes wait times, live images, live videos, and more. So if you want to get a feel for the pulse of the Disneyland Resort, get the MouseWait app or visit the Disneyland web version. Download MouseWait for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch here. Get MouseWait for Android here.
Over the past several months, data connectivity has been poor throughout the entire Resort, especially if you have AT&T. Here are some tips on how to battle the connectivity issues at Disneyland.
Happy New Year from the MouseWait Family!
UPDATE: New Year’s Day was busy last year and it will probably be busy again this year. Space Mountain was averaging 65 minutes, Tower of Terror 45 minutes, and Indiana Jones 50 minutes. Deluxe Annual Passports are good for the first time since December 21st (which means more Passholders in the Park), people are still on vacation, and most people typically think the Park will be empty, so the Resort ends up being packed.
Disney California Adventure Park Events
8am to 1am
World of Color Countdown to Midnight
- Location: Paradise Park
- Time: 12:00 midnight
- Watch Paradise Bay spring to life with a spectacular countdown to 2013 with fountains and fireworks followed by a special showing of World of Color.
Mad T Party 2013
- Location: Hollywood Land
- Time: 12:00 midnight
- Step through the Rabbit Hole and enter this off-kilter Holiday T Party that features a dazzling display of pyrotechnics!
Paradise Garden Bandstand
- Location: Paradise Park
- Tap your toes to the snappy sounds of washboard jazz performed by The Ellis Island Boys.
- Location: Carthay Circle on Buena Vista Street
- “Swing” in the New Year dance to the big band sounds of The Tim Gill All-Stars.
- Location: Cars Land
- Hit the open road with The Kelly Rae Band’s unique, high-octane brand of country music.
Disneyland Park Events
8am to 2am
New Year’s Eve Countdown Central
- Location: Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle
- Time: 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight
- Don’t miss this exciting party, complete with a fab host, rockin’ DJ and periodic appearances by Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
New Year’s Eve “Fantasy In the Sky” Fireworks Show
- Location: Skies above Disneyland Park
- Time: 12:00 midnight
- At the moment the New Year begins, look to the skies to see them light up in a Disneyland signature fireworks spectacular.
Rockin’ the Rivers of America
- Location: Rivers of America
- Time: Between showings of Fantasmic!
- Count down to the New Year at this rock ‘n’ roll show with live music, videos and special effects. Be part of the entertainment with your Glow with the Show Mickey Ear Hats.
“it’s a small world” Promenade Dance Party
- Location: “it’s a small world” Promenade.
- Time: 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
- At this fabulous Fantasyland party, Disney Characters join a spectacular DJ spinning popular music
Tomorrowland Terrace Dance Party
- Location: Tomorrowland Terrace
- Times: 8:45 p.m., 9:45 p.m., 10:50 p.m., 11:45 p.m. and 12:45 a.m.
- Suburban Legends rock Tomorrowland with their distinctive style.
And, don’t forget, the seasonal merriment continues January 4, 5 and 6, 2013 withThree Kings’ Day, a celebration based on the Latin American holiday that commemorates the 3 gift-giving kings.
For the first time, an interactive thriller at Disneyland encourages reader feedback to shape the upcoming adventures. Read our press release online here or continue below, thanks!
Episode One of Season One has been released. Episode Two is set for a mid-December release. Follow the Lounge discussion of the Deadliest Cast Member for real-time updates.
Kelly Johns developed MouseWait, which is one of the most popular Disneyland iPhone and Android apps in history. Now, he is taking MouseWait’s 100,000 plus community on an adventure with Jack Duncan, former SEAL Team Six member, billionaire tech-mogul, and Disney Legend. Part One of The Deadliest Cast Member was made available over the weekend for free on Amazon’s Kindle platform.
“My goal is to make this series an interactive adventure we can all go on together” said Kelly Johns.
Johns integrated a simple feedback form inside the novel that allows readers to submit their ideas and requests in regards to what they would like to see happen in the book series.
“It’s the same thing I did with MouseWait” said Johns, “I built MouseWait mostly on user feedback since we started in 2009 and people love it when you listen to them”
MouseWait for iPhone and Android is a free app that gives you accurate wait times and information on all attractions — even restaurants. It also gives people a live view of what’s happening at Disneyland through thousands of user-generated pictures and videos that stream through the mobile app and the web version of MouseWait. A massive community has developed around MouseWait. Many of these “MouseWaiters” as they call themselves have developed significant friendships as a result of the community, which is a phenomenon Johns says he couldn’t have predicted.You can see the MouseWait Story here.
Part One of the novel contains an in-depth description of Jack Duncan’s residence and life at the El Capitan Presidential Suite in the Grand Californian Hotel. Duncan moves to the Dream Suite when Johnny Depp comes into town and they ride Pirates of the Caribbean together. They also delve deep into the legend of Jean Lafitte, a nineteenth century pirate Walt Disney inserted as a central figure in New Orleans Square. Readers get the chance to sit with Walt Disney over coffee in his private apartment above the Fire House on Main Street USA in 1959 – and hear the excitement in his voice as Disneyland expands.
“I have a deep respect for Disneyland and all Cast Members past and present. My family has so many great memories there” said Johns who has been a Disneyland annual passholder for almost 20 years consecutively. “I want to immerse people in the enchanted world of Disneyland through a larger-than-life character who lives at the Resort with his family”
You don’t need a Kindle device to download the book. The free Kindle app is available on almost all smart phones including iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android. You can also download it to your PC or Mac.
The Deadliest Cast Member is free for an unspecified amount of time on Amazon and after that it will move to its regular price.
Below you will find great info on what you can purchase for “In Room Celebrations” when celebrating a birthday or other special occasion at the Disneyland Resort. Special thanks to iDreamAboutDumbo for providing this information!
Room Service Suggestions: (Service delivery of $2.00 per check, local tax and 19% Service Charge will be added to each room service order)
Bottle of Sparkling Apple Cider – Price: $18
Bottle of Champagne - Price ranges from $45 – $295
Sweet Endings w/milk - Three homemade chocolate cookies with dried cranberries and nut filling, served with a chilled bottle of milk. Price:$12
Mickey Cookies w/milk - Two Mickey cookies served with a chilled bottle of milk. Price:$10
Mickey’s Rice Krispy Treats - Two Mickey’s Rice Krispy Treats dipped in chocolate. Price: $10
The Wine Country Basket with or without Wine - Seasonal fruit, assortment of imported and domestic cheeses, a selection of boxed assorted crackers and a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. Price without wine: $35 Price: w/wine depends on wine choice
South of the Border - Home made tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole. Price: $20. Price with 2 Corona: $33
Golden State Fruits - A selection of seasonal whole fruits. Price: $25
Grand Cheese Delight - An assortment of gourmet cheese and crackers with seasonal fruit. Wine choice includes house Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. Price without wine: $45 Price w/wine: depends on wine choice
The Artisan - A selection of fresh seasonal whole fruits, assortment of candy, a souvenir mug and plush. Price: $65
Parade of Tuxedo - An arrangement of 6 chocolate covered tuxedo strawberries. Price: $15.54
Chocolate Covered Strawberry - Price: $2.59/ea
The Grand Finale - A chocolate box filled with chocolate truffles. Price: $45. Price with champagne: depends on champagne selection
Balloon Options: Mylar (Mickey or Minnie) – Price: $8.50/ea Asst. Disney Character Latex – Price: $4.50/ea Balloon Bouquet (5 Latex) – Price: $15.29
Disney Princess Jewelry Box - Single serving decorated cake, magic mirror, magic wand flag in a jewelry box. Price: $15
Disney Pirate Treasure Chest - Single serving decorated cake, lenticular compass magnet, pirate Mickey flag in a treasure chest. Price: $15
Here are the choices for ordering a cake… * Cakes require 48 hours notice. *
Mickey Mouse / Minnie Mouse Cake
- 10” round ‐ serves 8‐10 Guests. Price: $62
Disney Princess Cakes
The Princess Cakes are available with one of the following: Belle, Aurora or Cinderella
- Red Velvet (cream cheese filling / vanilla butter cream frosting)
- Carrot Cake (cream cheese filling / vanilla butter cream frosting)
- Vanilla Custard
- Whipped Cream
- White Chocolate Mousse
- Dark Chocolate Mousse
- Chocolate Ganache
- Whipped Cream
- Vanilla Butter Cream
- 6” Round Cake – serves 6 Guests. Price: $39
- 10” Round Cake ‐ serves 8‐10 Guests. Price: $62
- ¼ Sheet Cake – serves 20 Guests. Price: $80
- ½ Sheet Cake – serves 40 Guests. Price: $110
- Red Velvet (cream cheese filling / vanilla butter cream frosting)
- Carrot Cake (cream cheese filling/ vanilla butter cream frosting)
- Vanilla Custard
- Whipped Cream
- White Chocolate Mousse
- Dark Chocolate Mousse
- Chocolate Ganache
- Whipped Cream
- Vanilla Butter Cream
- Chocolate Ganache
- Chocolate Mousse
- 6” Round Cake- serves 6 Guests. Price: $39
- 10” Round Cake ‐ serves 8‐10 Guests. Price: $62
- ¼ Sheet Cake – serves 20 Guests. Price: $80
- ½ Sheet Cake – serves 40 Guests. Price: $110
- Full Sheet Cake – serves 80 Guests. Price: $158
Character Images – 1 image is included in price. Each additional image is $12 each.
(1 image for 6” or 10” cakes , up to 2 for ¼ sheet, up to 3 for ½ and full sheet cakes)
- Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto
- Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Lightning McQueen, Jack Skellington
- TinkerBell, Ariel, Tiana
Disney Themed Baskets
Mickey Ears to You Amenity (in Youth or Adult sizes)
A wonderfully welcomed surprise for Guests enjoying their first Disney adventures. One set
of official ears with sweets, an autograph book, and pen make this a must for those seeking
character signatures! Available in classic black ears.
Recommended for ages 3 and over.
Youth/Adult: $37.00 plus tax
Marvelous Mickey or Marvelous Minnie
Mickey has worked his magic again with a basket for kids of the younger set. This amenity
provides everything needed to make a visit more magical! Minnie has been busy too! Similar to
the Marvelous Mickey, this basket features touches from the diva of mice herself. Everything a
young girl needs to enjoy her visit!
Recommended for ages 3-12.
$94 plus tax
For the Princess
This amenity includes the necessities for the Princess… which include a crown, Princess
autograph book and pen.
$36 plus tax
Princess Fairytale Collection
Princesses in training will truly appreciate this royal tote. From activities to treats, everything a
young princess could wish for is included!
$109 plus tax
Pouting, jealous yet good-hearted Tinkerbell has created her own offering, designed to spread a
little pixie dust in anyone’s life.
$105 plus Tax
Happy Birthday Basket
This amenity is just bursting with magic! Complete with a Happy Birthday Ear Hat, and other
birthday mementos, this amenity is sure to please our special birthday Guests.
$79 plus tax
Mickey’s Cooler Pack
What better way to start your Disneyland adventure than with this snack lover’s survival kit!
Enjoy some of your favorite treats with a little bit of character in a reusable tote.
Recommended for all ages.
$55 plus tax. With a Disney-themed towel $75 plus tax
Mickey and Minnie’s Welcome basket
The welcome basket is a perfect collection to commemorate a vacation. Delicious treats,
a photo frame and other keepsakes create a complete package to celebrate one’s time at
$113 plus tax
Chocolate Lovers Delight
This basket contains temptations of a dark, sweet nature. Everyone’s favorite, chocolate,
manifests itself in several yummy varieties for the sweet tooth in all of us!
Recommended for ages 3 to adult.
$72 plus tax
Mickey’s Coffee Club
Guests need not forsake enjoyment of a good cup of coffee during their stay at the Disneyland®
Resort. This basket features a bounty of flavored coffees and accompaniments that will satisfy
the most distinctive connoisseurs. A Disney mug completes this collection.
Recommended for ages 16 and over.
$68 plus tax. With additional mug: $83 plus tax
Escape to Wonderland
Relax and enjoy this spa indulgence for the mind and body. From the soothing bath spa items to
the sweet treats, you will escape to wonderland.
Recommended for ages 16- adult
$175 plus tax
A Wedding Toast
What better way to celebrate that special occasion than with a toast from the first couple of
Disney themselves! This delightful amenity includes a Mickey groom and Minnie bride plush
accompanied by a delectable white chocolate bottle!
Recommended for honeymoon couples and anniversaries.
$68 plus tax
Mickey’s Wedding Package
A perfect memento for a perfect occasion. Guests celebrating their nuptials or on their
honeymoon will appreciate this gift offering sweets for sweethearts and a special frame for a
$81 plus tax
Mickey’s Ultimate Wedding Package
Ready for an upgrade? Consider this beautiful package of items featuring Mickey and Minnie
as a wedding couple, a keepsake frame, and more!
$124 plus tax
For more information on Disneyland Food check out our Food Blog in the Lounge.
Quickly learn how to use one of the most powerful features in the Lounge – MyFEED. This allows you to follow your favorites in the Lounge and create your own personalized MouseWait Magazine. It is easy to use and it will change your experience in the Lounge by helping you keep up with your favorites! Watch the video below or go to the Lounge to see the conversation about MyFEED.
Here are a few great videos about what Disneyland does at Christmas time – this is a very special time of the year at the parks. Bookmark this page because we will add more as we find them. This page is iPhone compatible, however, we have noticed that the videos won’t play inside the MouseWait Android app – but if you go to this page in the regular Android browser it will work – http://mousewait.com/blog
The segment that shows how the Candy Canes are made is at 7:00 on the first video. I believe they make 3 batches a day, 45 each batch, starting on Nov 26 this year, so only around 1000 are made per season. You can see the Disneyland Candy Cane schedule here for 2010.
Guy’s Disney Holiday Part 1
Guy’s Disney Holiday Part 2
Guy’s Disney Holiday Part 3
Guy’s Disney Holiday Part 4
Get the most popular Disneyland iPhone app in the world, get real-time Disneyland news on your PC or Mac, get MouseWait M, our Disneyland mobile version that works on BlackBerry’s and most smartphones, and our new Disneyland Android app (for Android Froyo).
This is a great video from BCC – it shows the new Tron segment at the end of World of Color, check it out!
All the phone numbers you need in one place, just click to call from your iPhone!
Talk to a live Cast Member at Disneyland: 714-781-4565
General Disneyland info: 714-781-7290
Disney Dining Reservations: 714-781-3463
Park Hours: 714-781-4565
Lost Children: 714-781-4210
Disneyland Hotel: 714-956-6425
Grand Californian Hotel: 714-635-2300
Paradise Pier Hotel: 714-999-0990
Main Street Candy Palace Candy Making Schedule (from Ladystrac): 714-781-0112
Annual Passholder Info Line 714-781-4567 or 714-781-4546
Anaheim PD Disneyland Substation: 714-765-3436
Anaheim PD non-emergency line 714-765-1900 (general questions or report calls)
Anaheim PD emergency response line 714-765-1911 (crimes in progress, life/death, instead of 911 on cell phone while in Anaheim)
Disneyland Kennel Club (from Brenda in the comments below) 714-781-7662
Do you know of an important number that should be on this list? Post it in the comments below, thanks!
CHECK OUT THE MOUSEWAIT DISNEY STORE ON AMAZON! (Benefits MouseWait)
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, You can get the best ones here on Amazon.
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 this New Trent Battery Pack – I just got this and I was able to charge two iPhones over 6 times and the pack still has juice in it! You will never run out of battery again at Disneyland and you can use your phone as much as you want. Buying it from this link also helps MouseWait!
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!
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!
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[ ] 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)
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