The Day in the Park newsletter was emailed this morning. Here is what it said (apologies for the bad formatting):
Welcome!Welcome to MouseAdventure Card Games. We're glad you've decided to join us at the Disneyland Resort for our Spring 2012 MouseAdventure. This e-mail is your official welcome, and contains information you'll need as you prepare for the event.
MouseAdventure Card Games
MouseAdventure Card Games introduces a new, unique format to the event. One thing to prepare yourself for is that there will be a lot of things to do in the game and it is unlikely that many, if any, teams will complete every task. Time management and strategy will be of great importance as you decide which of the many point scoring opportunities (including trivia questions) you will pursue.
This message is being sent to every player for whom a valid e-mail address was provided during registration and serves as the confirmation of your registration information. If you are a team captain (the person who registered your team), you are responsible for making sure that each and every member of your team receives and understands this information before the event.
This information is also available online, and we encourage you and your team to become very, very familiar with the hints and advice offered. We also encourage you to visit our MousePad discussion boards to meet other players, ask questions of the MouseAdventure staff and pick up tips from returning teams.
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The link below will display the information that we currently have for your team. Please take a moment to review this information for accuracy. There is a form on the page to submit changes.
There are only three reasons you should contact us before the event about your team registration:
- There is a major error in the data below (half of your team is somehow missing, you're all listed as new players when you're not, you're not listed as a Family team but one of your players is under 13 years old).
- Dropping or replacing a player; updating a player e-mail address.
- Adding or changing a team name.
Remember, all registrations are finalthere are no refunds, and teams may not add players.March 25th Event Schedule
Please note, this is still a tentative schedule, and is subject to change. A final event schedule will be published before the event.
|MouseAdventure Card Games
||Sign-in begins at the Paradise Pier Hotel;
Reminder: Sign-in will be at the Paradise Pier Hotel ballroom, which is located on the ground floor of the Paradise Pier Hotel building. This is also where the event will begin. Please be on time. If the sign-in process is delayed, it will delay the start of the game and result in less game time for everyone. This would be a Bad Thing.
[/COLOR]Winners and Prizes:
The results of MouseAdventure Card Games will be announced at mouseplanet.com.
Resort Parking is not included in your registration fee. Teams may park at the Paradise Pier Hotel for a discounted all-day parking rate of $15 per car. As some returning players might remember, the Paradise Pier lot is extremely small, and is almost certain to reach capacity before the event starts. Teams can also park in the Mickey and Friends parking structure, which is about a 15-minute walk from the Paradise Pier Hotel.
Click here to purchase specially-priced Disneyland Resort Theme Park tickets for MouseAdventure participants!!
Tickets are valid from Thursday March 22 to Wednesday April 4, 2012, and are not available once you arrive at the Resort. Our ticket store will close at 9:00 PM PST on Saturday March 24, 2012 so don't delay.
If you need a hotel room for the event, Disney has made available a limited number of rooms at special event rates. Exact amount varies by hotel (Disneyland Hotel, Grand California Hotel, or Paradise Pier Hotel) and dates of stay. You can view and book rooms directly at this page or call reservations at 714-520-5005 Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm PST.
We regret that we can no longer offer wheelchair rentals to MouseAdventure participants. If a member of your team will require the use of a wheelchair or ECV during the event, you have a few options:
- Players staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel can rent standard (push) wheelchairs directly from the hotel. Please check with the hotel directly for information about cost and availability. Unfortunately, the hotels do not have scooters (ECVs) available to rent.
- Players may rent a wheelchair or scooter from Disneyland or DCA once they enter the park. These rentals can only be used in the theme parks, and not be taken back to the hotel after the event.
- Players may also rent a wheelchair or ECV from an outside company. Some MousePlanet readers recommend Deckert's Medical Supply (714) 542-5607 or OC Medical (714) 956-4690.
If you are new to MouseAdventure, the following information is going to be very helpful. And be sure to review the Preparing for MouseAdventure section of the MouseAdventure pagethere are lots of good hints there.
If you've been here before, go ahead and peruse the suggestions below anywaythere's important information in there, plus you never know what you've forgotten since the last gameor what has changed since the last event.
What to wear:
As always, we suggest that you wear comfortable walking shoes, sun block and hats/visors. Watch the weather forecast, and pack layers if appropriate. Don't forget about our team t-shirt contest!
What NOT to wear:
Do keep in mind that Disney does not allow costumes in the park, and it is difficult to know where a line might be drawn. Keep this in mind when designing team uniforms, as well the environment we'll all be in, and stay age-appropriate. We reserve the right to refuse admission to teams or players with inappropriate or offensive outfits, costumes, t-shirts or accessories.
What to bring:
Our best teams all agree, clipboards are your friends. Some even bring one for each member of their team. Be sure to bring pens and/or pencils, and maybe some scrap paper. It's always a good idea to bring pens of differing colors, as well as highlighters and pencils with erasers. For this event, a fine-tip permanent marker may be especially useful.
We also suggest that you bring water and small snacks, so you don't need to stop during the event. You will probably work up an appetite during the event, and our most competitive teams usually do not have time to stop for a meal or waste valuable time stopping for a corn dog.
What to leave in your car or locker:
Electronic devices, calculators, GPS units, reference materials, trivia books, and other such aids. You won't be allowed to use them, and they get heavy if you have to haul them around all day! Players may carry cell phones with them so they can be reached in the event of an emergency, but teams will receive penalties, up to disqualification, if players are caught using cell phones or text messaging during the event.
Teams may not work together, and related teams should not be working on the same quest at the same time. If you have registered multiple teams of friends / family, please understand that your teams will be required to split up during the event. Consider holding your own mini-competition to see which team gets the best score!
If you are participating with small children, be prepared to play just for fun, and leave the stress of competition behind. Non-registered friends, companions and children over 5 years old may not accompany your team during the game, even if they aren't helping.
Some MouseAdventure players believe that the day of any particular MouseAdventure will be the hottest day of that given month. Others remember our Holiday 2009 event, now immortalized in MouseAdventure history as Rain Gear Games. Be sure to check the weather forecast so you know what to expect on game day. MouseAdventure will go on rain or shine, however rain may require us to change or cancel portions of the event. Unfortunately, there is very little we can do about this, so keep your fingers crossed that the mythical Magic of MouseAdventure works to keep skies clear and not too hot.