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Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, editor

DCA "Scavenger Hunt" Event Update

December 18, 2000
by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer

Litho promotional art © Disney
Litho promotional art © Disney

A reminder and more gossip: Today is THE DAY to call and order your tickets to the DCA Scavenger Hunt Event. Tickets went on sale at 9:00 am EAST COAST TIME, which was 6:00 am for those of us on the West Coast. 

On Friday, I gave you a sneak peek at the merchandise for this event, to help you decide if you wanted to get tickets today. I've learned a few more details since then, and wanted to give you an update. I already told you about the 3 T-Shirts, 1 Sweatshirt, 3 Pins, 3 Mini-Attraction Posters and 2 Limited Edition Lithos. In addition to this, there will be a Denim Jacket offered. 

The T-Shirts, Pins and Mini Attraction Posters will have images from three districts and attractions: Paradise Pier / Sun Wheel, Golden California / Grizzly Rapids and Hollywood / Superstar Limo. The Sweatshirt will feature the Paradise Pier / Sun Wheel graphic. The pin MAY be a cloisonnÚ, but looked like they were enamel in the photo I saw. They are rectangular representations of the three attraction posters. 

The two Lithos will be a Limited Edition of 250 each, and will be sold via the Random Selection Process that was used at the Divas Event.

You will order this merchandise from an order form which will arrive with your tickets. Quantities will be limited per item, and left-over items will be available AT the event. 

To order tickets, call Walt Disney Event Services at 866.247.1203. (Tell them MousePlanet sent you!) And, I'll see you there!

Some gossip you may have missed from this weekend:

I was talking with someone about this event, and mentioned that I had noticed that Walt Disney World Event Services was running it, as they did the Divas Event. The reply: "Get Used to It". One of the things I recall from the Divas Event was how many of the merchandise mix-ups were blamed on the Florida Event Staff, and how few of them there seemed to be. I know that I heard several people say "We need a Florida Person to handle this, and we can't find one". Yikes! Why are we doing this to ourselves again?

We were also discussing the merchandise, or lack thereof, and the return of the Random Selection Process. I don't understand the concept of asking us to "reserve" merchandise that we've never seen, in the hope that our number will be chosen to have the opportunity to buy the item (if we like it once we see it) Look at how much of the Divas Event merchandise was unsold after that event, and is still on display in Disneyana. And then look at how many people said that they would have liked to have purchased some of the items if they had known in advance how NICE they would be. It's a strange system, but Disney seems to like it. 

As for the comparatively limited merchandise at this event: well, a lot of people complained that there was too much expensive stuff at the Divas Event, and that they wanted more, less expensive items. T-Shirts and Pins definitely fit the "under $50.00" criteria, but they are hardly exciting. I LOVE that there will be Attraction Posters, but only THREE? How many attractions are there in this park, anyway? (No comments, Al!) 

All told, I'm not thrilled about the Merchandise at this Merchandise Event. But, before you decide to sleep in on Monday, let me say one more thing... remember that surprise item that we were offered the chance to buy at the Divas Event? Well... - apparently THAT sold well. And you know what happens when something makes the Mouse money......And, remember that really COOL gift we got on the way out?.....  Plus, I wouldn't miss a Scavenger Hunt through a BRAND NEW park BEFORE it opens for ANYTHING.


Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix is the super-shopper behind MouseShoppe, your personal and unofficial shopping service for the Disneyland Resort, and the owner of CharmingShoppe, a Disney collectibles store located in Anaheim.

In addition to scouring the park to find you the latest and greatest merchandise, she keeps you updated on all of the merchandise events happening in the parks.

If you want to talk to her about this column, merchandise, or events, contact her here.


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