MousePlanet presents the
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D I S N E Y L A N D, U S A
MousePlanet is pleased to
announce the next edition of our popular, light- hearted competition
held at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. This event, loosely based
on the Cast Member event Minnie’s
Moonlit Madness, may be remembered by some from its pre-
MousePlanet days as ADD- Quest. On Sunday, October 7th, it
returns for the fourth time as MouseAdventure!
Participants from our
Now, if you've already read the following and
want to register, or if you are just 100% absolutely sure you want to
play our game, then you can register now by clicking here.
We do ask that you read the following before registering, though, just
so there won't be any misunderstandings.
So, what is MouseAdventure!?
Well, it is a competition, with prizes for the
top teams; but beyond that, it is supposed to be a fun way to take a
closer look at the park we all enjoy so much. More specifically, there
are three parts to MouseAdventure! and every team will participate in at
least two of them.
- The scavenger hunt. This part of the game asks the teams to
answer questions about the park. There is not really any trivia
knowledge required for this part as all the answers can be found in
the park. Be warned though, you may have to do some work just to
figure the question that we are asking! To avoid overexertion that
accompanied early versions of this event, the park will be broken
into five sections and a team will only get one section at a time.
All teams will do the scavenger hunt.
- Team mixers and sub- games. Some tasks in this section
require that the teams interact with each other. Other tasks are
little games that your team will keep throughout the event and
provide an opportunity for the sharp-sighted to pick up some extra
points. Some trivia knowledge will be required for this section, but
we try to keep it to a very basic level. All teams participate in
this section as well.
- Trivia! This section will present your team with some very
tough Disneyland trivia. While we encourage everybody to participate
in the trivia portion, we understand that not everybody enjoys this
kind of thing. For that reason, we have two competitive categories:
Scavenger Hunt Only and Combined Scavenger/Trivia. Be sure to select
which category you want when you register.
To see the specifics of what all the above means, you can view a PDF
of a previous game packet here.
Keep in mind that the specific rules and point values shown in that
packet may change for the next event. [Note: The Adobe Acrobat Reader is
required to view the packet.]
We sure hope so! If you register for the event, more specifics will
be sent to you then, but here is all the information you'll need to make
When: 10:45 am, Sunday, October 7, 2001
Where: The picnic area in front of the luggage lockers
outside the main gate. This gathering point is for registration only.
Once you have registered you will be directed to a second gathering
point inside of the park. The picnic- area registration point will
only be available from 10:45 am to 11:30 am. Teams who have not made
it to the second gathering point by 11:30 am risk losing points.
Therefore you should probably try to register by 11:20 am to ensure
enough time to get to the starting point.
Who: You, as part of a team of two to four people. Though we
ask that you identify your team at the time you sign up and pay for
the event, you may change your team as necessary up to the beginning
of the event. You must have at least two people on your team
throughout the competition and never more than four. Children 13 and
younger may accompany a team without being considered part of the
team. Teams are not supposed to work together; if you know
people on another team (or you need to create more than one team) we
recommend making a side-competition out of it and challenging each
What: When you pay for the event, please make sure that you
note whether you will be participating in the Scavenger Hunt
Only category or the Combined Scavenger /
How: Register for the event through MouseShoppe.
You can pay immediately by credit card, or select the Money Order
payment option to send a check or money order. As with previous events
we will be using laddered fees to encourage early registrations and to
cover the increased costs of later entries. Due to the many requests
we received, this time we will be charging participants on a per-
person basis, rather than a per- team basis. This in particular avoids
"penalizing" small teams. Please note that after September
24th, $5 of the registration fee becomes non- refundable.
Very Important: Your entry
fee DOES NOT include entrance into the park;
it is the responsibility of each participant to be able to enter
Disneyland. October 7 is not a blackout date on any of the Annual
Passes. Here are the fees and the dates on which they go into effect,
understand the earlier you register, the more you save:
No registrations will be accepted after 6 pm, Saturday, October
6. Absolutely no on-site registrations or payments will be
Why: Because you'll have fun, and it's a unique way to learn
more about Disneyland.
Now, some general notes:
Don't worry; if you sign up, all of this
information will be repeated again . . . and again . . . AGAIN!
Prizes are awarded to the top teams in both categories. As before,
all winners choose a prize from the same "prize table," so
that no category will have "better" prizes than the others.
The team with the highest score selects first, and then we'll alternate
MousePlanet contributors are allowed to register for, and participate
in, the MouseAdventure! event. They are not, however, eligible to
Here is the tentative timeline for
As possible, participants will be notified by
10:45 am: Registration
11:30 am: Packet distribution, rules explanation, team mixer
event (for points!). The game officially begins. There may be
point-earning tasks from this time on. If you are late, you can still
participate, but may have missed point earning opportunities.
12 pm: Teams released to begin the main portion of the game.
3 pm: The game ends. All game packets must be returned by
3:00 pm to be graded. Late returns may not be considered.
5 pm: Scoring is finished, winners are announced, prizes are
5:30 pm: All done with everything. See you next time!
This is a rain- or- shine event. Unless the weather is very, very
bad, the event will continue as scheduled. If the event is held as
scheduled, there will be no refunds for not showing up. If you need to
cancel your registration prior to the event, please contact Alex
Stroup and arrangements will be made (Again, be aware that $5 of
your registration fee is non-refundable after September 24).
In the past we've heard the concern that this event looks like
something organized for a tight- knit group of friends. Rest assured, it
is not that way at all! The last MouseAdventure had over 50 teams and
more than 150 people. Many of those people flew in specifically for the
event (one person from as far away as Texas!). This event is for
everybody! The list of people known personally by the organizers will be
a small minority. Take a look at
the pages we set up after the event for last year's participants
- you'll see we had all kinds of folks involved.
If you have any questions and are hesitant about this event,
feel free to contact Alex
Stroup and we'll do our best to put you at ease.
Still interested? This link
will let you sign-up!
Also note, that we selected the weekend of October 7 so that those
who need to travel some distance need not necessarily be forced to
choose between attending the Haunted Mansion merchandise event (October
3) or participating in MouseAdventure! We hope you will be able to make
a long weekend out of it and do both! However, if you can only do
one event, we think your choice is clear; and while Disney may be
saddened, we're sure they'll understand :)
Thanks for joining us.