As many of you know, I am planning a "Gumball Rally" to be held at Disneyland on Friday, September 29th. It is a contest to see who can go on every ride in Disneyland in one day.
One of the questions that has arisen is whether the rally should last all the way until Disneyland closes (potentially at 12AM) and then meet at an outside venue around 12:30AM to determine the winner, award the grand prize and pass out parting gifts...
Should we end the contest earlier than Disneylands operating hours (say 10PM) then have everybody meet at an outside venue around 10:30 PM to determine the winner, pass out the grand prize and parting gifts, thus ending the event at midnite instead of potentially 1:30 - 2:00 AM.
Bear in mind that there is a distinct possibility that the winner may finish the challenge prior to Park closing. So theoretically, some people may be sitting around waiting for others to straggle in a 12:30 AM, already knowing who won, and not really caring about sticking around for any more festivities.
Everyone who participates in this event is going to be tired, and we are trying to determine if it is more important to give participants the whole 16 hours to accomplish the task of riding every ride in Disneyland, or is it more important to try and finish this event earlier than the total Park hours alloted, in the interest of having an "awards ceremony"
All constructive comments are welcome and encouraged, as this is supposed to be a fun event.