Frequent Disney park
guests are always looking for ways to create new memories from
their park visits. Although the Disney parks always hold a certain
amount of magic for everyone, it can sometimes be difficult to
come up with new experiences to share with your friends and family.
Planning an interactive scavenger hunt inside the park can be
a great way to see the park through fresh eyes. Whether you create
your own or order one of ours, below are some thoughts to consider
as you plan this type of activity inside the parks!
amount of time youd like to spend on the hunt itself.
More active participants will be able to last longer than
less active participants, resulting in the option for longer
hunts. Additionally, consider the competitiveness of the
members. The more competitive, the more draining it will
be for them as theyll likely be expending more actual
energy on the activity
How long should it last? Not to be confused with the above,
here were referring to extending the hunt to more
than just one day. For many, going to a Disney park is a
week long (or longer) vacation experience with the whole
family. For a more leisurely approach, consider allowing
for two days to complete the hunt. In this way youll
be able to have more on the list while also allowing for
a slower pace.
When should you start
it? Its strongly suggested that the activity begins closer
to the beginning of your stay when everyones minds and legs
are filled with energy. Saving it for later in the day might not
be met with as much enthusiasm.
For larger groups, consider forming smaller teams. Teams of 2
or 4 tend to work the best (try to keep it an even number as many
attractions pair up riders.) You can either pair up the team members
according to familiarity with the park (making sure that the seasoned
park guests arent all on the same team) or allow them to
form their own teams. A fun way to randomize the team formation
is to put the names of different Disney characters in a hat and
allowing each player to pull a name out of the hat. The characters
in the same story are all on the same team (i.e. Snow White, Dopey
and Doc would all be on the same team.)
scavenger/treasure hunt adventures can be a lot of fun to
create, consider this important factor before you create
one of these yourself. Keep in mind that this is about CREATING
MEMORIES. Everyone participating in the adventure will be
bonded by the activity. If you arent able to participate
because you already know the answers, etc. then the memory
could be create WITHOUT you. Not ideal, especially for families.
We thought of this when we began designing different theme
park adventures to provide exciting adventures that
EVERYONE can participate in so that everyone is a part of
you are creating your own scavenger hunt list, consider
grouping different tasks/items into like categories, awarding
bonus points for completing all of the tasks/items in a
particular group. It will add a new level of fun as the
players will strategize to make sure that they concentrate
on completing specific groups to earn the bonus points.
If the players will
need to go on a couple rides/attractions in order to complete
some tasks, suggest in advance that they get Fast Passes for those
attractions right from the get go. Theyll thank you for
Keep in mind the mobility of all the players. Walking the park
can be quite exhausting
adding onto that the climbing of
the Treehouse steps, for example, can really wear folks out. Make
sure that you dont plan a path that you arent willing
to enjoy, as well.