My FAVORITE thing on the Mice Chat forums is the amazing trip reports so I thought I'd give a stab at it!
This was our 2nd rally- last year we competed as The Lost Girls and had so much fun, we couldn't wait to do it again!
We noticed a lot of other teams came up with strong strategies and did several practice runs prior to the rally. Being from Phoenix and only getting to visit Disneyland once a year, we weren't able to plan too much- the majority of our planning went into our outfits. We are big fans of Disneybounding (thanks Pinterest) so we decided to bound as "our princesses" Ariel and Aurora. To be a little out of the box we chose their "casual day wear"- Aurora in her peasant Briar Rose clothing and Ariel in her Kiss the Girl dress. We were pretty happy with what we came up with and they were SUPER COMFORTABLE!
We discussed a little bit of strategy but knew EVERYTHING would change the day of the race!
We took the opportunity to attend the Pre rally pasta party again this year and made some new friends including Heather from "Small Park, Big World" and Rally spotter Stephanie (whom we got to ride Space Mountain with the next day) It was a delicious dinner and those Tangeritas are to DIE for! Sadly, we forgot to take pics at the party but here's one of our delicious drinks from last year. I had the Tangerita and Chrissy had something blue I highly recommend the drinks at the Tangerine Bar and they have Happy Hour!
ESPN Zone Pre-Rally Breakfast
Since we attended the Pasta Party, we didn't have to get to breakfast super early because we had already registered (that extra 30 minutes to sleep is incredible!) We got to sit with Charlie Arnold- creator of the rally and designer of each year's amazing trophy. It was so cool to hear the story of how the Rally came into existence and hear some past rally stories. We even brainstormed a "drinking" rally. Ha! Ha! Ha!
After finishing our delicious breakfast burritos, (OMG they were so good!) we took some time to mingle with other teams and take a few pcitures before it was time to race!
Charlie's Lanyards from all previous rallies
We were BIG fans of the "Happy" hat- had to get a pic with "The HAPPIEST Team on Earth"
Finally got to meet the Indiana Janes (AKA Ghost Host AKA Wandering Oakens)
We loved their YouTube videos of the last two rallies and they are so sweet!
One of our favorite teams from last year didn't make it out this year but they made a cameo in the slide show playing at breakfast. Look at the screen! It's the Jungle Cruise Jedi! And who's that in the bottom left of the picture? It's everyone's favorite team "It Doesn't Matterhorn!"
Up Next: Five minutes into the race and our strategy has been abandoned!
*Sidenote it's REALLY HARD to do these trip reports with a two year old around!