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Alex Stroup, event coordinator/editor

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: the-mouse.com



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

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EVENT PREPARATION

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).

PACKING TIPS

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

PARTICIPATING W/ KIDS

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.

KEEP US RUNNING!

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