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Alex Stroup, event coordinator/editor

March 2005 MouseAdventure Open Division Teams 1–40

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. And while 27 teams took us up on our The Amazing Race-inspired road rally, the rest of our MouseAdventure participants opted for the fun atmosphere of our Open event. Every time we hold a MouseAdventure, we are pleasantly surprised at the number of brand new players, and this time was no different. Almost half of our Open teams were made up of entirely new participants.

Who won? And how fast did they win? Stay tuned; we will have a recap for you within the next handful of days. Our event coordinator is still recovering from running the grueling Invitational event!


Team #2001


Team #4002: The Dream Team


Team #4003


Team #4004: Fantasmic Four


Team #4005: The Parking Lot Memorial Society


Team #2006: The Electric Barbarellas


Team #4007: Disney-Maniacs


Team #2008: Junior Chipmunks


Team #4009: SWINGING' W/ ROCKIN' M


Team #4010: The Ordinaries


Team #4011: Grin Grinning Ghosts


Team #2012


Team #3013


Team #4014: Mickey's Mooseketeers


Team #2015: Tiki Twosome


Team #4016: Pixie Chicks n' Stix


Team #3017: The 4 Walls


Team #3018: Mixed Up Mickeys


Team #3019: 4 Walt


Team #2020


Team #4021


Team #3022


Team #4023: Invasion of Piracy


Team #3024: Uncle Scrooge and His Nephews


Team #3025


Team #4026: The Goof Troop


Team #2027: Not-So-Hidden Mickey Fans


Team #4028: G-Squared


Team #4029: The Homestarmy


Team #3030: Really Bad Eggs


Team #3031: The Goofs


Team #4032: Tink's Small World


Team #4033: The Tinker Belles


Team #4034: The Abominables


Team #3035: Tower of Terror Hotties


Team #2036: Hot Waffles


Team #4037: Team Lola


Team #4038: MouseKatears


Team #4039: Raiders of the Lost pArk


Team #3040: Village People


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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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