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MouseAdventure is a popular and fun quest-based event produced by MousePlanet and held several times a year at one of the Disney Theme Parks.

The signature community event for MousePlanet readers, MouseAdventure is part-scavenger hunt, part-road rally, part-trivia challenge - a team-based competition that guarantees you will never look at the Disney theme parks in the same way again. You'll notice buildings you usually walk past (do you know the address of the Main Street Music Company?), colors you might not have noticed (how many purple cars are there on the Mickey's Fun Wheel?), and little details you didn't even acknowledge (cannonballs on City Hall? You bet - we've seen 'em).

MouseAdventure is usually held twice a year (spring and fall) at the Disneyland Resort in California and once each year (usually fall) at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. MouseAdventure uses various event formats with their own rules and strategies, with puzzle-based "quests" serving as their core.

The Format

MouseAdventure began with a single event format, and over the years we have modified, added, expanded and combined game elements to create a series of unique formats. Some of the most common formats include:

  • Classic — solve a collection of quests, in any order and ranked in difficulty from "A" to "E," and earn points for each correct answer. The team with the highest score wins.
  • Mad Scramble — requires you to correctly solve one quest before starting another. In this format, the team that correctly solves all the quests in the least amount of time wins.
  • The Enchanted Race — sends you on a longer and far more challenging race to the finish line. Due to the difficulty of this event, registration is restricted to returning MouseAdventure teams only.
  • PhotoAdventure — presents a novel twist - every puzzle or task leads you to take a specific photograph inside the park; EyeSpy Adventure incorporates mystery photographs into the classic MouseAdventure quests.
  • MouseAdventure 101 — designed specifically for first-time MouseAdventure teams, MouseAdventure 101 provides a "taste" of MouseAdventure in a shorter event that includes game elements used in past MouseAdventures.
  • Day at the Park — presented a event a week or two after some competitive MouseAdventure event, the Day at the Park event is a non-competitive re-run of the most recent MouseAdventure game using most of the same quests and puzzles. If you're new to MouseAdventure or you just want to play the game without the added pressure of time and competition, this is the event for you.

The Quests

If you love word puzzles, you're in luck: many MouseAdventure quests incorporate an element of popular paper-and-pencil puzzles like word searches, cryptograms, and logic problems. But don't think that you'll be sitting on a park bench all day, because teams travel far and wide both to find clues and to solve the puzzles they lead to. You may need to ride attractions, watch shows and explore far-flung areas of the resort, all the while using your keen observational skills to complete the quest.

In addition to the core quests of each game, a variety of side games add another element to the competition. Teams might receive a sheet of EyeSpy photos and be directed to identify mystery pictures taken within the parks, or be asked to find and obtain a list of scavenger hunt items. A trivia portion is usually optional, but a strong grasp of Disney minutiae can help set your team apart. Some quests may even require you to find, interact with or perform for MouseAdventure crew members!

Since MouseAdventure attracts both die-hard veterans as well as brand new competitors, we usually offer varying levels of difficulty to accommodate those wanting to spend a fun day learning something new about the Disneyland Resort and those who prefer a more intense game (usually returning teams or new teams glutton for punishment).

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Read the rules. Every member of your team should have and review these rules well before the event so any questions can be addressed before game day.

Familiarize youself and your team with the event schedule, so you know where to be and when to be there. Points can be lost by missing important deadlines.

Wear comfortable shoes; your team will walk considerably during the event.

Eat breakfast so you have energy, and can manage with quick snacks during the event.

Although you need only show up with a writing instrument, consider bringing the following in a hands-free backpack (or a hydration pack):

  • Water — a bottle in a holder or hydration pack such as a Camelbak. You can always buy a bottle of water and a bottle carrying strap in the park, but be aware that water is expensive to purchase in the park. Note: Dehydration can lead to a serious medical issue. We expect each player to drink ample amounts of water during the event.
  • Comfortable shoes — make sure they are broken in; never wear brand new shoes.
  • Sunblock — the higher the SPF the better.
  • Writing instrument(s). Pens, pencils, highlighters, markers — you can never be too prepared.
  • Clipboard — your team should have at least one clipboard, although having one clipboard per team member might not hurt. You will be dealing with lots of loose paper and potentially small, easy-to-lose game materials.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Hat or visor that provides shade over your eyes.
  • Scratch paper. Some teams also like to bring graph paper. You just never know.
  • Small snacks — raisins, nuts, and energy bars to munch on during the event.
  • Rain poncho or large garbage bag (poke arm holes) — if weather calls for drizzle.
  • Adhesive bandages — if you're prone to blisters on your feet. Consider a proactive measure and put them on your sensitive spots beforehand.

Experience the fun of MouseAdventure on your own with three new MouseAdventure Vacation packets. Each contains a selection of MouseAdventure quests from past events, so you can get a taste of what this MouseAdventure thing is all about, explore a new Disney Resort or theme park, or challenge your friends and family to a little competition between MouseAdventure events.

Disneyland — this packet contains 8 quests from past Disneyland events, including MouseAdventure Musical and MouseAdventure UP All Night.

Disney California Adventure — this packet contains 8 quests from past DCA events, including MouseAdventure: Road Trip and The MouseAdventure Zone.

Walt Disney World — this packet contains 9 quests from the original World Explorers events; two quests each in Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom, with three quests in Epcot.

Each copy comes in a spiral bound format for easy use with an answer key in the back. The price is $25.00 per packet, or you can purchase all three for $60.00

Quests may be modified from their original event format to permit them to be solved outside the confines of the live event. We also can't guarantee how long any particular quest will continue to work as we wrote it — as MouseAdventure players know, the frequent changes within the parks can render specific puzzles insolvable or nonsensical at any time. We encourage you to use these packets to get a taste of MouseAdventure between events, but not to look at them as a replacement for participating in a live event. We thing there's something special about competing against 700 or more players inside a Disney theme park that can't be recreated in a spiral-bound book of puzzles.

We've also limited purchases to 4 packets per purchase so that you can play with friends and family, but not to hold your own large event. If you have a large party that would like to do something like MouseAdventure, please get in touch with us and we're happy to tailor a private event for your group.

Click the link below to order. Packets will be shipped once a week, so delivery may take up to 2 weeks; all orders will be shipped first class or Priority mail.

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