Avast, it be too late to alter course now mateys . . . the Gumballs have rolled and their fates have been sealed. Now there just be the little matter of naming names and calling curses.
2017 Gumball Rally Results, Photos, and Thanks
May 6th, 2017, was our 11th annual Gumball Rally. While in many respects it was our most streamlined effort to date, it was also the most challenging for the teams due to the oppressive overcrowding at Disneyland. But we did find out that even on the most jam-packed days at the parks, you can still ride a ton of attractions if you put your mind to it. Our winning team completed 30 attractions during the 11-hour event, and even our 50th placed team completed 21 attractions!!! On thing is for sure, the teams brought their own magic and managed to have a great time in the parks despite the crowds!
Below, we’ll give you an overview of the event, share some photos and list out the top 50 winning teams (if you aren’t listed, we are happy to send you your score – you can write to [email protected] for assistance).
Pizza Press Party – May 5th
We like to start things off a day early with food, drink, and friendship. This year we held Early Registration at the Pizza Press in The Anaheim Hotel across from Disneyland. They offered a tremendous discount to our teams and we gave everyone who stopped by early their team packets!
Our thanks to The Pizza Press for being the primary sponsor of our 2017 event. They brought you breakfast, trophies, and medals. They rock!
Gumball Rally – May 6th, 2017
The Gumball Rally is a race to see which team can complete the most attractions at the Disneyland Resort in a single day. It’s a load of fun and a great way to spend a day with friends and family.
The 2017 event was inspired by the 50th anniversary of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean. As a result, pirates took over the writing of this year’s game packet . . . which made things more difficult, but a whole new type of fun!
The teams assembled at The Anaheim Hotel in preparation for the big event . . .
Teams excitedly arrived at Disneyland for the start of the race and we got a 360° view of their arrival (use the direction symbol to adjust the view):
Teams in the park:
We captured some 360° video to immerse you into the Gumball Rally, starting with a colorful team on Casey Jr. Circus Train.
And another as we braved the icy slopes of the Matterhorn.
And finally, a nice leisurely ride through the Jungle Cruise
There were a fine haul of booty at the awards party . . .
While the teams were waiting for the scores to be tabulated, Denny Moynahan sang pirate songs for the crowd. Then Hastin Zylstra took to the stage and presented a funtacular game show – The $418
So we are the team The Lost Adults coming back for our second run. We had so much fun last year we even added a member this year….this year however we will be running for a different purpose…
A little back story. I was fortunate enough to grow up with some incredible families and as all the kids have grown up and went our different ways a handful of us have had the opportunity to reconnect and become close friends again and have our own little ones to watch over. One of those friends has two beautiful girls that I have been fortunate on a few occasions to share in the Disney spirit and visit Disneyland with. Two years ago her younger daughter Lilly (yes named after Lillian Disney) was diagnosed with leukemia while at Disneyland for her 3rd birthday. What transpired over the next year was nothing short of amazing watching a little girl battle for her life and still having all the spunk that we all had known to love in her. Sadly after almost a year of fight Lilly passed away on May 6th of 2016. I have never felt so bad for a friend than I did for this family on that day. No parent should ever have to say good bye to a child. So this year to celebrate the life that was Lilly we will be running with the logo of the Lilly Chiquet Strenght Foundation a non profit started by her family to help donate money to help find a cure for this awful disease. We are running because her mom asked that we all do something fun to celebrate her life and I couldn’t think of a more appropriate was to do that than to run with these shirts on our backs.
And The Gumball Machine Goes To . . .
First Place – Carlos’ Cheek-ens:
Second Place – Lost Falls Expedition Minus 1:
Third Place – Arr 2 – D2:
How did you do? We’ve listed the top 50 teams and scores below. (if you aren’t listed, you can request your score by writing [email protected])
|Place||Team Number||Points||Time||Team Name|
|1||229||30||6:26 A||Carlos’ Cheek-ens|
|2||336||29||6:52 B||Lost Falls Expedition Minus 1|
|3||275||27||6:31||Arr 2 – D2|
|4||263||26||6:07 A||Booty and the Beast|
|5||231||26||6:07 B||No Time for Snack Bar|
|6||285||26||6:37 D||Powered by Pixie Dust|
|7||260||25||6:33 B||Atomic Mice|
|8||283||25||6:36 A||T-Town Tinker Bells|
|9||335||25||6:41 B||Keep the Prince I’ll take the Pirate|
|10||256||25||6:54||Captain Jack ‘N Peter|
|11||259||24||6:05||The Arrgh Rielists|
|12||339||24||6:16||A Rally Life for Me|
|13||249||24||6:24 A||Sugar Rush|
|15||411||24||6:27 B||Argh It’s Our Princess|
|17||235||24||6:35 B||H Swag|
|18||340||24||6:37 C||The Lost Adults|
|19||247||24||6:41 C||Lost Disney Hermanos|
|20||246||24||6:47 A||Dead Men Lose No Rallies|
|21||241||24||6:47 B||Just Keep Swimming|
|22||203||24||6:48||Yo Ho and a Bottle of Rum|
|23||286||23||6:00||Jack & Sally|
|24||243||23||6:02 A||Purple Reign|
|25||248||23||6:10||What Would Dory Do?|
|26||287||23||6:16 B||Hello. . .Is It Smee You’re Looking For?|
|27||232||23||6:26 C||Team Wonderland|
|28||355||23||6:27 C||Retlaw 1 & 2|
|29||257||23||6:35 A||Ginger’s Snaps|
|30||262||23||6:37 A||Show Us Yer Larboard Side!|
|31||264||23||6:37 B||Pirates of Paradise Pier|
|32||254||23||6:41 A||Skip the Drama, Stay with Mama|
|33||284||23||6:43 B||Bibbidi Bobbidi Booze|
|34||255||23||6:45 B||Team Bad|
|35||278||22||6:02 B||Mickey’s Marauders|
|36||341||22||6:06 A||Guardians of the Gumballs|
|38||227||22||6:18 A||Blew By You|
|40||422||22||6:26 B||Twain and a Half|
|41||291||22||6:27 A||Bitter Bellhops|
|42||466||22||6:34 A||Fear the Beard|
|43||333||22||6:34 B||Go, Fight, Win!|
|44||244||22||6:38 C||I’ll Stand Bayou|
|46||492||22||6:42 B||We Wants the Churros|
|47||277||22||6:52 A||Mickey’s Maniacs|
|48||280||21||6:11 B||The Dapper Dolls|
|49||258||21||6:29 A||Brazen Wenches|
|50||337||21||6:33 C||The Famed Arts & Crafts Movement|
But Wait There’s More . . .
Did you miss the 2017 event? Excited to improve your score from this year? You won’t have to wait as long as usual to go for the gumballs. The 2018 Gumball Rally will be held on February 3rd, 2018, during the MiceChat Anniversary weekend! Get your name on the list now so you don’t miss out:
Thank you to our AMAZING Sponsors
We just couldn’t offer an event like this without the help of these fantastic sponsors. We hope you’ll let them know you appreciate them.
We would also like to thank our staff, who worked countless hours for months to produce a fantastic event for all of our attendees. Press play below to see the credits for this year’s event.
But most of all, we’d like to thank all of you for your support and for making us want to keep the Rally tradition going!
We hope you’ll join us for the 2018 event on February 3rd: Add your name to the list HERE