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March 2005 MouseAdventure Invitational Division Teams

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Photos by Lani Teshima, staff editor

MousePlanet presented its largest MouseAdventure event yet, with almost 450 people registering for the popular scavenger hunt/puzzle-solving competition.

For the first time this spring, experienced veterans were given the opportunity to participate in MouseAdventure Invitational: The Enchanted Race. Twenty-seven teams took us up on our The Amazing Race-inspired road rally. The following are the stalwart teams who stepped up for the challenge.

How tough was the event? The course was measured out at over 10 miles long, and traced a route that included Disneyland, the Disneyland Resort, the Mickey & Friends parking structure, and even the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel on South Harbor Boulevard.

Who won? And how fast did they win? Stay tuned; we will have a recap for you within the next handful of days. The Invitational teams are still recuperating, and so is our event coordinator!

Team #401: Ralph Wiggum, FEJ, and The POP featuring Nirvanaman

Team #402: Unintelligibles

Team #303: Team N'Ohana

Team #204: Happy Haunts

Team #405: The Mission: Kim Possible Dream Team

Team #406: The Mansion Mavens

Team #407: Matt Foley Graduates

Team #408

Team #409: Fellowship of the Mouse

Team #410: WDPRO Advanced Projects

Team #311: Dorks, Inc.

Team #312: Three Blind Mice

Team #413

Team #414: Brothers Bear

Team #415: Team Trogdor Strikes Again!

Team #416: Mickey's Marauders

Team #417: Blew By You

Team #418: The Space Cadets

Team #419: San Diego Mouse Catchers

Team #320: Spaceballs: The Team

Team #421: Team Mickey News

Team #422: Beauties and the Beasts V: Revenge of the Beast

Team #423: Magic Carpet Quartet

Team #424: SuperStar Losers

Team #325:

Team #327: Ladies and the Tramp

Team #328: Darkbeer and the Garlic Fries

Want to participate in a MouseAdventure? Sign up for our MouseAdventure Reminderer here.

Invitational Division Team Photos | Open Division Team Photos: 1–40, 41–80, 81–120


Teams walk a lot during the event. If you are not used to walking for extended periods, get yourself in shape beforehand. Walk at least three times a week, and wear old, comfortable shoes with good treads for the event to avoid blisters.

Make sure you get some breakfast in the morning. Although caffeine may help you wake up in the morning, you might want to avoid it (caffeine acts as a diuretic, causing you to need more bathroom breaks).


Although you need only show up with a writing instrument, the following is a helpful list. Consider packing everything into a backpack (or a hydration pack) so your hands are free:

• Water bottle in a holder or hydration pack such as a Camelbak (you will not want to waste time buying soda)
• Comfortable shoes
• Sunblock (the higher the SPF the better)
• Writing instrument
• Clipboard
• Sunglasses
• Hat
• Water bottle
• Scratch paper
• Small snacks (raisins, nuts)
• Water bottle
• Rain poncho or large garbage bag (poke arm holes) if weather calls for drizzle); umbrellas just get in the way
• Bandages for blisters


Are you a parent who is considering registering for MouseAdventure? The following may help you decide whether to bring your children with you.

If you want to bring your children, consider registering and playing leisurely just for the fun of it, since you want to make sure to allow for potty breaks, diaper changes, and periodic breaks.

MouseAdventure lasts all afternoon, and your children will have to wander around the park without going on any rides until after the event. Consider this and your children's demeanor.

The Trivia category may require an extended period of sitting while you concentrate on the exercise, so your children may feel ignored and get bored.

The extra amount of work involved in doing both the Trivia and Quests activities is such that you might want to consider doing just the Quests.

If you have a child small enough to ride in a stroller, find a friend or a sitter to watch that child while you participate, or decide which parent will participate, and which will be the sitter. You will be moving non-stop through the park to get everything done, and a stroller will slow your entire team down.

For more information and advice for parents by Adrienne Krock, visit her “Parenting in the Park” column.


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