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Old 06-29-2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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Help with a (sort of) photo hunt in WDW Universal and IOA

This is my first time posting on the darkside so please bear with me.

My husband is taking me to WDW in Dec when he comes home from his deployment and I am trying to make him a 'photo hunt' and I need some help. Its more of 'lets make sure we get all the pictures of the big stuff' disguised as a photo scavenger hunt. I have previously been to WDW several times but I am having a hard time coming up with some ideas for Christmas mouseilanious (for all the parks-wdw and universal), Universal Studios and IOA. Most of our trip will take place at WDW with one day split between both parks at Universal. I have only been to Universal 3 times in the past 15 years with my most recent visit in 2008 (I only saw them building Hogwarts.


Similar to WDW, I am looking for the main things in Universal and IOA.
Here is what I have so far for all of them (WDW) to give you an idea of what I am looking for. I have about 20 or so for each category. Thanks so much for anyone who can help me. (and I know some of the things are obvious that you would take pictures of but I am just trying to make a fun free game because we are on a budget).
If you are creating your own photo hunt, please feel free to use any and all of my list compiled.

Magic Kingdom:
Front Entrance Sign
Cinderella Castle
Your Favorite Country on It’s a Small world
While Riding Dumbo
The View from The People Mover
Cosmic Rays
While Eating a Dole Whip or Citrus Swirl
Various Hats Throughout Magic Kingdom
Main Street at Night
Walt’s Windows (There are 2)
The AdventureLand Sign
Outside Splash Mountain AFTER riding it
In Line for the Haunted Mansion
While Riding the TeaCups
Posing as a PIRATE in Front of Pirates of the Caribbean
The Liberty Tree
Liberty Belle Riverboat Cast Member
The Partners Statue
Posing Near Cinderella’s Wishing Well
Jungle Cruise Guide
Mickey Shaped Treat
Buzz Lightyear in the queue for Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin
Jungle Cruise Guide
THREE Disfferent Tombstones at end of Haunnted Mansion
TWO Mr. Toad’s (Haunted Mansion/Winnie the Pooh)
**** (Attraction)
In jail with Zurg
Sitting next to Goofy on Main Street


Epcot-
Front Entrance Sign
Spaceship Earth
World Showcase Lagoon
Drinking Around the World
Balloons in The Land Pavilion
Riding Living with the Land
With Bruce in the Seas with Nemo
Figment
Wearing Hats Throughout Epcot (Future world and World Showcase)
Waiting in line at Test Track
Fountains (Future World, Germany, Italy)
The Marketplace in Mexico
With a Norway Elf
With the Eifel Tower
Illuminations
In Front of a Totem Pole
With a Santa Claus
At a Kidcot Station
With a Talking Water Fountain
In Front of a Topiary
Going backwards in Norway
Someone making Candy
The Fife and Drum Corp

DHS-
Front Entrance Sign
Mickey’s Sorcerer Hat
The Hollywood Tower Hotel
Find the Original Disney-MGM Logo
Outside Graumann’s Chinese Theater
While Riding the Great Movie Ride
On the Backlot Tour
Rock N Rollercoaster Sign
Your Artwork at the Art of Animation
Walt’s Office in One Man’s Dream
Waiting in line at Star Tours
Streets of America
Singing in the Rain
Beauty and the Beast
Muppet Fountain
Snowman
Sign for Sid Cahuenga’s
The Earful Tower
Gertie the Dinosaur
Doing your best impression of Indiana Jones
Choosing a side- Sith or Jedi
Streetmospher Player

DAK
Front Entrance Sign
Tree of Life
Animals on the Trails with the Tree of Life in the Background
Harambe
While Riding Kilimanjaro Safari’s
Anadapur
Waiting in live for Expedition Everest
After your ride with Everest in the Background
Rafiki
Festival of the Lion King
Playing the Drums
Animals Found on the Exploration Trails
Waiting in line for Dinosaur
Dinoland
De-Vine
Movie Posters for It’s Tough To Be A Bug
Bicycle
Coca Cola written in a different language
Lady Bugs
A Park Bench
Yeti
A Dinosaur Skeleton

Misc-
Front Entrance of our Resort
Our Room and all the Details
Front Entrance signs of the Restaurants we have Eaten In
Pictures of Menus and What we Orders (Point out on Menu)
Parades
Fireworks
Sea Monster (Downtown)
World of Disney
Casting Building
A Different Resort we visit
Favorite Resort Pool
An Animal for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort
A Picture of Each of the Disney Mountains
A Monorail (preferably Decorated)
Cranking a Penny Machine
Cast Member from Kentucky(closest to home as possible)
Cast Member from New York (closest to home as possible)
2 Different ‘You Must Be This Tall To Ride’ Signs
Entrance Sign to Walt Disney World
Wearing the Classic Mickey or Goofy Hat
Your Favorite Lobby
Getting a Hole In One in Mini Golf
Find the FIVE Legged Goat (Contemporary)
FIVE Window Displays
Favorite Resort Pool
Posing with Goofy in Swim Attire
Favorite Giant Character (AoA)
With a Foosball Table
“Talking” on a phone (either MK or Epcot)
A Hot Air Balloon
My Magic+ Wrist Band
A Kitchen Sink
A Lego Family

Christmas Misc
Each Parks Christmas Tree
SIX Different Resort Trees
SIX Different Resort Gingerbread Houses (and Discriptions)
Take a Picture of a Shingle (Grand Floridian)
A Dancing Reindeer and Gingerbread Man (MK)
Tin Soldiers Marching Band (MK)
Favorite Float in Christmas Parade (MK)
Snow on Main Street
Character Dressed in Christmas Attire
FOUR Different Santas
A Christmas Tree Lot
Holiday Fireworks
Find the PURPLE CAT (DHS in Osbourn Lights)
Gingerbread House Gift Shop
A Gingerbread Merry Go Round


Thanks so much!!!
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
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you might get a lot of responses if you post your motherland picture hunt in the theme park forums.

if you go to the UO website, look at what is in there, that might give you some ideas for themes to use for the darkside hunt.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:37 PM   #3
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I have already posted it there but I also it here because I would like ideas for Universal as well. I put the full list in my post to give an idea of what I am looking for from both parks (UO and WDW)
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:10 PM   #4
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Islands of Adventure:

Port of Entry-
The Lighthouse
The Adventure Begins bridge
Confisco's Grill- look at the ceiling and try and spot the confiscated goods from the other islands!

Toon Lagoon-
Photos under the speech bubbles/interactive photo ops

Jurassic Park-
Main Gates
Dinosaur/vehicle photo ops
The bridge between JP and Potter is great for a Hogwarts backdrop!

The Lost Continent:
Mythos (outside)- try and identify the Greek myths depicted.. like Narcissus and his reflection

That's a really basic list.. if I think of more I'll add them
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Orlando informer has a Wwohp photo scavenger hunt that's never been fully solved. It was posted to their FB page today. It's a LOT of Harry Potter but you could take some ideas from it.
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:51 PM   #6
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Those are some great ideas. Thanks! I will definitely check out the orlando informer
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We always look for the jail house window with the knotted up sheets dangling from it, with a sign that says "see ya" by it. There are lots of amazing things to see in the Port of Entry.

Also, a picture entering the gates of Hogwarts.

And there is a beached submarine between the entrance and Suessland. You can hear characters talking and trying to fix it.

A picture by Mythos with- I forget who is the Greek god who holds the world on his shoulders- its around the back of Mythos.

And of course there is Jaws- one of you can pose like he is eating you up.

There is a tractor that looks like it was thrown through the side of a building by a tornado that you could do something funny with (outside of the Twister building).

And of course you would want to take pics with the Transformers.

The Spiderman line, the Hogwarts and Dragon Challenge lines also have lots of cool things to take pics by, as well as Hagrids Hut in the Hippogriff line.

That's all I can think of for now. Have fun!
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Oh- the Universal globe that rotates outside of the park is an obvious photo op also. Can't believe I forgot to mention that one. LOL
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:53 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone for the great suggestions! All of them will help me finally complete my list. As I said previously I also posted this on the motherland boards and I recieved no responses.

Just one last quick question. Is the delorian still there or the train from BTTF? It was still there last time I went it had just heen moved because simpsons had just opened (to give you an idea of the last time I was there). My husband and I are total '80's kids and I know he would love to see it.

Again thank you for all of your help.
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Thanks everyone for the great suggestions! All of them will help me finally complete my list. As I said previously I also posted this on the motherland boards and I recieved no responses.

Just one last quick question. Is the delorian still there or the train from BTTF? It was still there last time I went it had just heen moved because simpsons had just opened (to give you an idea of the last time I was there). My husband and I are total '80's kids and I know he would love to see it.

Again thank you for all of your help.
They're still there. When you're heading past Animal Actors to go towards Simpsons, they're right off to the side.
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