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The Magic Years
Disney through the eyes of teens
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Adrienne Krock, editor


On Sunday, December 10, MousePlanet's MouseAdventure took place at Disneyland. MouseAdventure is a big game that anyone can play. There is a scavenger hunt only category, and a scavenger hunt / trivia category. It was sponsored by MousePlanet and MousePlanet's Kevin Yee hosted it.

Myself, by best friend Katie and cousin Pat. With Al and Kevin.
Myself, by best friend Katie and cousin Pat. With Al and Kevin.

My cousin Pat, my best friend Katie and I all signed up to participate in the scavenger hunt only category. We didn't win, but we had a lot of fun. We collected things like churro wrappers (Katie was the first to volunteer... anything for a churro!) and mustard packets. We decoded messages and tramped all over Disneyland finding answers to questions. At one point, we had a list of statements that had to be labeled true or false. These questions dealt with Innoventions, so we had to go there to figure out the names of displays, find paintings, etc.

We also received pictures of obscure things in Disneyland. We had to figure out what these were pictures of, and then describe it in words as our answer. Things like borders on buildings, and details of murals. We had a list of Tomorrowland attractions that had no vowels in them. For example, Space Mountain was SPC MNTN. At the right was a list of all the vowels that were left out of all the attractions. Our mission was to figure out what vowels had been left out. One vowel then remained unused. The hardest attraction on this list was TP. Can you figure it out? The answer is Autopia. The only two consonents in "Autopia" are "t" and "p". (I had never thought about that before, had you?)

There were also questions that linked to questions. You know, decode this message, answer the question, and use the answer to decode the next message. It was a real challenge sometimes, but it was a lot of fun.

As with all games, there were rules that had to be followed. There was one rule that contributed greatly in making the scavenger hunt so challenging: Your team had to stay together. You couldn't split up! Now, we probably wouldn't have anyway, but the hunt would have been easier if someone could go figure this out while someone else went and figured that out.

As challenging as this was, it was a lot of fun. It was a big game!! For the winning teams there were really neat prizes, too. To see the winners, click here. I think that you should look into signing up next time MouseAdventure rolls around. I enjoyed my day immensely. Everybody there had fun, and every time you ran into another team, they were smiling.

Well, I gotta run for now!


MouseAdventure - Casey's article CLICK HERE
Casey's article is HERE


My name is Jewel.

I am almost 13 years old, and a typical junior high student. I live with my mom, dad, and little brother. My family and I have annual passes to Disneyland so we go quite often. I love school, and science has always been a favorite subject of mine. I am in band and hope to be involved in music for the rest of my life.

Right now, my career goal is to become a deejay. In my mind, that is the coolest job in the world! My hobbies include: listening to and playing music, reading, writing, messing around on the computer and hanging out at Disneyland. We have seven cats (four of them found us), a black Labrador, and I have a goldfish.

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