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Old 07-18-2011, 08:22 PM   #1
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Monorail Resort Scavenger Hunt

*****Updated - 50 item Scavenger Hunt is on page 2 in post #20*****

While at WDW in August, my MIL and FIL will be visiting w/ us for 2 days. Due to a medical condition, MIL cannot be outside. Going to the parks is not an option, but she still wanted to do some "Disney" stuff w/ us and our kids.

I'm trying to put together a Disney Monorail Resort Scavenger Hunt for us to do one day. We'll break up into teams - boys (FIL, me, and 5 yo. DS) v. girls (DW, MIL, and 8 yo. DD). I was hoping that you all could give me some ideas for items to find. Here's what I've got so far:
  • Get Leis at the Polynesian Resort.
  • Take a picture with a cast member and your entire team in front of the Polynesian Waterfall.
  • Trade for a pin with a Polynesian or “Tiki” theme.
  • Get a DVC sticker with a picture of Stitch on it.
  • Take a picture with your entire team with one of the wooded tiki statues in the Polynesian lobby.
  • Get a penny pressed in each of the three resorts.
  • Trade for a Donald Duck pin.
  • Take a picture of the 5 legged goat in the mosaic in the Contemporary Resort.
  • Take a picture with a member of your team in a Goofy hat.

I'm looking for things that don't cost money, don't require going outside or walking a lot, and are not food-related. I've seen lots of great ideas on-line for hunt items in the parks, but not many in the resorts. TIA!
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:36 PM   #2
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We LOVE to stay at Contemporary...you could have them sit in the Mickey ears in the courtyard by the pool at CR. We have great pix of the girls sitting in each ear!
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:26 PM   #3
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We LOVE to stay at Contemporary...you could have them sit in the Mickey ears in the courtyard by the pool at CR. We have great pix of the girls sitting in each ear!
That could work.. if the MIL was able to go outside. The post states that they're looking for things to do inside
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:54 AM   #4
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more ideas

Love this idea! Here are my 2 cents....

-Have them get the pianist at the GF lobby to play their requested song (if the hunt is done when the pianist is there).
-Take a photo of the GF lobby from inside the glass elevator there (looking down).
-While riding the monorail, have them talk to other guests to find a certain unusual item (ie a piece of candy from another country).

I also recommend making it more challenging by making some of the items riddles. For example: "Is it contemporary for animals to have 5 legs? If so, take a photo to prove it". I think it's more fun to do a scavenger hunt where you have to really think about clues and even ask some CMs for help with the clues.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:06 AM   #5
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here is a trivia question to ask the monorails captains... why is the monorail platform 2 different heights?

answer...
one height for the monorail class 4, they had to alter part of it for the monorail class 6
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:09 PM   #6
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Love this idea! Here are my 2 cents....

-Have them get the pianist at the GF lobby to play their requested song (if the hunt is done when the pianist is there).
-Take a photo of the GF lobby from inside the glass elevator there (looking down).
-While riding the monorail, have them talk to other guests to find a certain unusual item (ie a piece of candy from another country).

I also recommend making it more challenging by making some of the items riddles. For example: "Is it contemporary for animals to have 5 legs? If so, take a photo to prove it". I think it's more fun to do a scavenger hunt where you have to really think about clues and even ask some CMs for help with the clues.
Love the pianist idea! I'm definitely adding that. I can't make the clues too cryptical because I'll know the answers, which would give my team an unfair advantage. But I really like the idea.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:28 AM   #7
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For those that asked, below are the 50 items I came up with for our scavenger hunt. Thanks to all that posted suggestions; I used quite a few of them.

  1. _____Get Leis at the Polynesian Resort. (5 points)
  2. _____Take a picture with a cast member and your entire team in front of the Polynesian Waterfall. (10 points)
  3. _____Trade for a pin with a Polynesian or “Tiki” theme. (5 points)
  4. _____Get a DVC sticker with a picture of Stitch on it. (5 points)
  5. _____Take a picture with your entire team with one of the wooded tiki statues in the Polynesian lobby. (5 points)
  6. _____Get a penny pressed in each of the three resorts. (3 points each, 1 bonus point for getting all 3)
  7. _____Get a resort map for each resort. (10 points each)
  8. _____Trade for a Donald Duck, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Pluto pin. (2 points each)
  9. _____Take a picture of the 5 legged goat in the mosaic in the Contemporary Resort. (10 points)
  10. _____Take a picture with the oldest member of your team in a Goofy hat. (5 points)
  11. _____Sample the Salt or Sugar Scrub in Basin in the Grand Floridian. (5 points)
  12. _____Take a picture of the youngest member of your team with the Mary Poppins topiary at the Grand Floridian. (5 points)
  13. _____Obtain a take out menu from Captain Cook’s, the Contempo Cafe, and Gasparilla Grille & Games. (10 points each)
  14. _____Find a family with a double stroller. (5 points)
  15. _____Find a family with a triple stroller. (20 points)
  16. _____Find a family wearing matching shirts. (5 points x the # of people in the family)
  17. _____Take a picture of a member of your team with a cast member from a continent other than North America. (10 points for each different continent)
  18. _____Find someone wearing a shirt or hat from Universal. (5 points)
  19. _____Take a picture of a member of your team with a cast member who lives in your home area code. (10 points)
  20. _____Allow the youngest member of your team to complete a coloring page from the lobby waiting area in each resort, if available. (5 points each)
  21. _____Take a picture of a member of your team wearing an “I’m Celebrating” pin. (5 points)
  22. _____Ride in the elevator in each resort. (2 points each).
  23. _____Take a picture of your entire team wearing Mickey Ears. (5 points)
  24. _____Find someone wearing a Birthday pin. (5 points)
  25. _____Find a couple wearing bride and groom Mickey Ears. (10 points)
  26. _____Have your picture taken by a Photopass photographer and added to a Photopass Card. (10 points)
  27. _____Obtain a Mickey Mouse sticker. (5 points)
  28. _____Obtain a Times Guide (5 points)
  29. _____Take a picture of a member of your team with each of the following words in the background: MAGIC, DISNEY, DREAM, FANTASY, WONDER, and MICKEY. (5 points each)
  30. _____Find a shirt that has the Dreamfinder on it. (10 points)
  31. _____Obtain a business card from a cast member. (10 points)
  32. _____Obtain a napkin that says “Walt Disney World” on it. (5 points)
  33. _____Play a video game in each of the 3 arcades. (2 points each).
  34. _____Take a picture of the youngest member of your team holding a coconut. (5 points)
  35. _____Take a picture of a member of your team from the balcony of the Grand Floridian Lobby while they are on the first floor. (10 points)
  36. _____Take a picture of the large yellow ferry that takes guests from the TTC to the MK. (5 points)
  37. _____Ride different color monorails. (1 point for each different color)
  38. _____Learn (all members of your team) how to say “Have a Magical Day” in a different language from a cast member. (10 points)
  39. ______Find someone who is wearing a Disneyland shirt. (10 points) (honor system)
  40. _____Take a picture of a cast member with the same name (spelled the same way) as each member of your team and that member of your team. (5 points each)
  41. _____ Take one picture with two cast members that have the same name as two of your team members and those two team members. (20 points)
  42. _____Take a picture of a live Disney Character. (10 points for each different character)
  43. _____ Find a child dressed as a character. (5 points)
  44. _____ Take a picture with your entire group and the birdcage in the Grand Floridian Lobby (5 points)
  45. _____ Find someone wearing a New York Mets article of clothing or hat. (10 points)
  46. _____ Have the Grand Floridian Lobby Pianist play a requested song. (15 points)
  47. _____ Have a picture taken of your entire team on a monorail. (10 points)
  48. _____ Trade a pin with a monorail attendant cast member. (5 points)
  49. _____ Obtain a DVC button with a picture of Pluto on it. (10 points)
  50. _____ Arrive at the designated meeting place before the deadline. (20 points)
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:44 PM   #8
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Get take out menus from their Quick Service locations. At the Contemporary it would be at the Contempo Cafe, Polynesian would be Captain Cook's and Grand Floridian would be Gasparilla's Grill & Games.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:15 PM   #9
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Love this idea! Awesome to do on an "off day". My ten year old just said sweet we are doing this!
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:35 AM   #10
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Thanks!

Here's what I've got so far. I've decided to go the points route, and each team will have a certain amount of time to get as many points as possible and meet back at our starting location.

Please keep the suggestions coming!
  • Get Leis at the Polynesian Resort. (5 points)
  • Take a picture with a cast member and your entire team in front of the Polynesian Waterfall. (10 points)
  • Trade for a pin with a Polynesian or “Tiki” theme. (5 points)
  • Get a DVC sticker with a picture of Stitch on it. (5 points)
  • Take a picture with your entire team with one of the wooded tiki statues in the Polynesian lobby. (5 points)
  • Get a penny pressed in each of the three resorts. (3 points each, 1 bonus point for getting all 3)
  • Get a resort map for each resort. (10 points each)
  • Trade for a Donald Duck, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Pluto pin. (2 points each)
  • Take a picture of the 5 legged goat in the mosaic in the Contemporary Resort. (10 points)
  • Take a picture with the oldest member of your team in a Goofy hat. (5 points)
  • Sample the Salt or Sugar Scrub in Basin in the Grand Floridian. (5 points)
  • Take a picture of the youngest member of your team with the Mary Poppins topiary at the Grand Floridian. (10 points)
  • Obtain a take out menu from Captain Cook’s, the Contempo Cafe, and Gasparilla Grille & Games. (10 points each)
  • Find a family with a double stroller. (5 points)
  • Find a family with a triple stroller. (20 points)
  • Find a family wearing matching shirts. (10 points)
  • Take a picture of a cast member from a continent other than North America. (10 points each)
  • Find someone wearing a shirt or hat from Universal. (5 points)
  • Take a picture of a cast member who lives in your home area code. (10 points)
  • Allow the youngest member of your team to complete a coloring page from the lobby waiting area in each resort, if available. (5 points each)
  • Obtain an “I’m Celebrating” pin. (5 points)
  • Ride in the elevator in each resort. (2 points each).
  • Take a picture of your entire team wearing Mickey Ears. (5 points)
  • Find someone wearing a Birthday pin. (5 points)
  • Find a couple wearing bride and groom Mickey Ears. (10 points)
  • Have your picture taken by a Photopass photographer and added to a Photopass Card. (10 points)
  • Obtain a Mickey Mouse sticker. (5 points)
  • Obtain a Times Guide (5 points)
  • Take a picture of a member of your team with each of the following words in the background: MAGIC, DISNEY, DREAM, FANTASY, WONDER, and MICKEY. (5 points each)
  • Find a shirt that has the Dreamfinder on it. (10 points)
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:21 AM   #11
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What a clever idea! How about searching for hidden Mickeys? Perhaps a business card from the front desk of each resort?

How can I get a copy of your list when it's finished? It'll be a great down day activity for my family as well!
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:26 AM   #12
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Still thinking.....

.....how about a map of each resort?
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:01 AM   #13
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What a clever idea! How about searching for hidden Mickeys? Perhaps a business card from the front desk of each resort?

How can I get a copy of your list when it's finished? It'll be a great down day activity for my family as well!
I'll be happy to post the finished list here when I'm done.

I'm not including Hidden Mickeys, since DW, the kids, and I will be hunting them during our trip(s) anyway. I wanted to keep that separate, but I could see how adding them would be fun otherwise.
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