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    Talking Practice Rally Winners!

    Practice Rally Fun and Winners!

    Yesterday, we held our very first "Practice Rally" at the Disneyland Resort. It was designed to be a mini 4 hour version of our mega event - the all day Gumball Rally - which will be held next month. Our goal was to let those who wanted to trial the Rally (to see if it is the right event for them before registering for the main event), or for teams who wanted to practice together. We expected about 75 people to attend this little event but ended up with nearly double that number. It was a beautiful day, made even more fun by hundreds of smiling faces.



    Due to the large number of teams who ended up attending, we decided to recognize the achievements of the teams who participated with awards and prizes. Even though this was a "Practice" event, winning was still quite an achievement!

    Our Spirit Award winners were team "Pink Elephants", who ALWAYS dazzle us with their positive energy and willpower. These events aren't easy for these two remarkable ladies, but they have attended every single one so far!


    Team Pink Elephants

    It is interesting to note that although many of the participating teams have played in previous Rallies, all of our winning teams were first timers! Yes, the Rally can be played and won by ANYONE. You don't need to be a theme park expert, you just need to be quick on your feet, come up with a good plan, and be able to recalculate your plan when crowds, ride closures, and unexpected events throw roadblocks in your way! Yesterday's teams had to deal with both Splash Mountain and Indy going down and problems in Fantasyland.

    The 3rd place certificates (and Pirate pins) went to . . .


    Team I Do Boring Things


    2nd place (and Pirate keys) went to . . .


    team Dinglehoppers


    And 1st place (and large collectors edition Pirate pin) went to . . .


    team "Without a Clue"

    We had a GREAT time with all of you yesterday and thank you for being part of our special event. We love the Disneyland Resort and think that our Gumball Rallys are a great way to have a fun time in the parks with your friends and family.

    If you'd like to participate in our Gumball Rally on May 30th, please visit the Gumball Rally Information Thread HERE for more info or to ask questions. To sign up, visit the Rally Registration page HERE.

    Huge thanks to Fishbulb and Mamabot for writing and artwork on the question sheet, and to Circarama, Monorail Man, our spotters and staff for running a smooth event!

    Cheers and congratulations to all of our Rally stars! You are now part of MiceChat history!!!

    -Dusty and the MiceChat Crew
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    Re: Practice Rally Winners!

    If you've got photos from yesterday's events, please feel free to post them here.
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    Re: Practice Rally Winners!

    Thank you to all who put on a great, fun event! We were first timers and had a blast! Cant wait for MAY 30th!!

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    Re: Practice Rally Winners!

    Quote Originally Posted by teri View Post
    Thank you to all who put on a great, fun event! We were first timers and had a blast! Cant wait for MAY 30th!!
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    Re: Practice Rally Winners!

    Congratulations to all of the teams who participated yesterday! Special kudos to all our winners. This is the first time that we had a team of 4 take to the top spot.

    I was very excited to see how many families were there with their children. It is a great experience for all ages.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustysage View Post
    It is interesting to note that although many of the participating teams have played in previous Rallies, all of our winning teams were first timers! Yes, the Rally can be played and won by ANYONE. You don't need to be a theme park expert, you just need to be quick on your feet, come up with a good plan, and be able to recalculate your plan when crowds, ride closures, and unexpected events throw roadblocks in your way! Yesterday's teams had to deal with both Splash Mountain and Indy going down and problems in Fantasyland.
    I absolutely love that the Rally has never had a repeat winner. The Gumball trophy is up for grabs by any of the participating teams. This makes the event more accessible to a wide range of teams.

    It was nice to see a mix of old timers, newbies and everyone in between within the teams participating.

    Thank you to Dusty for hosting such a wonderful, fun-filled event. I know that we all look forward to the Gumball Rally in May! With a few twists of course.
    Anything listed on the park maps as an attraction is fair game for inclusion in the Rally.
    I cannot confirm nor deny the inclusion of any attraction in the Rally.



    May the Gumballs Be with You...Always.


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    Re: Practice Rally Winners!

    Congrats to the winners!!!
    What are the screen names?
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    Re: Practice Rally Winners!

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverNeverland View Post
    Congrats to the winners!!!
    What are the screen names?
    Unfortunately, I don't have the screen names. I have the full names, but didn't want to post those without permission. I encourage the teams to identify themselves if they so desire.
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    Re: Practice Rally Winners!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustysage View Post
    Unfortunately, I don't have the screen names. I have the full names, but didn't want to post those without permission. I encourage the teams to identify themselves if they so desire.
    I know the winner was SAnDiegoAl and his kids. I like putting the screen names and faces together! I'm also loving all the Rally Trip Reports!
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    Re: Practice Rally Winners!

    I just want to say thank you to you for making my first practice rally awesome. Me and my new firends had a blast. It was truely a most magical day!!
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    Re: Practice Rally Winners!

    Quote Originally Posted by cositaluvsmickey View Post
    I just want to say thank you to you for making my first practice rally awesome. Me and my new firends had a blast. It was truely a most magical day!!
    So glad you had a good time!
    Anything listed on the park maps as an attraction is fair game for inclusion in the Rally.
    I cannot confirm nor deny the inclusion of any attraction in the Rally.



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    Re: Practice Rally Winners!

    Congratulations to the winners, and to everyone for participating. The event sounds like it was a huge amount of fun!

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    Re: Practice Rally Winners!

    The winner is SanDiegoAl, as NNL mentioned.

    I've actually known Al for something like 8 or 9 years when we met on another site (non-disney). So I've seen his kids practically grow up. It was so awesome to see them yesterday, and see them do well.


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    Re: Practice Rally Winners!

    Nice recap Dusty!
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    Re: Practice Rally Winners!

    I must say that I had quite a good time Looking forward to the real one!

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    Re: Practice Rally Winners!

    Congratulations to the winners and everyone one who participated!
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