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    Saturday was the day...

    Saturday was the day...
    Saturday was the day that we took the plunge and became Premium Passholders! Thanks to my employees that gave me a ton of Disney Dollars and Gift Certificates, we applied that towards Premium Passes for the family, even Grandma got one.

    Saturday was also the day that I got to finally meet Hyperbole, Fastpassmountain, Thejoshualee and Elizabeth, and Mike (Mcow1), as well as Thedarklady and Speederscout. Of course, it was great to see some old friends, like Dustysage and Fishbulb, PixieChick (sorry I had to run!), Grumpy4 and MissChristine, Crazylegs and CaptainPhoebus, akdisneyfan, Sadako, Darkbeer and Deogee's Mom, judimouse, Morrigoon, Chernabog, SusieP, Disneyphile, Al Lutz, and all the other great friends I've made on this board.

    We had spent all evening in the park the Friday before, and our legs were sore, but we still did our best on the Quest, and came back Sunday to see Golden Screams and the Jedi Academy.

    Speaking of the Quest, for those that weren't there, you received a package with an astrolabe containing a hidden mickey, numbers, and astrological symbols (astrology -- aggh!), a scoresheet, instructions, and the questions.

    You were told that you had to use all of the materials to solve the questions, and then return for your "ENDGAME" envelope. We were given a hotline number to call, and the game's writer, Phil, was also on hand to answer procedural questions. And with instructions not to separate your teams, not to run, and to make sure that you follow the early instructions (regarding labelling the astrolabe) VERY carefully, them the challenge was on!




    The entire game took place in Tomorrowland, and was entitled "The Riddle of the Astrogate." The first part of the instructions again reminded us to place instructions on the coordinates chart, and indicated that we should write all answers in the appropriate line on the chart. The first assignment then took us to the Astro Orbitor, and instructed as follows:

    You will write 12 numbers on your Astrolabe 1 through 12, although not in order.

    Locate one of the symbols and write the number three, and then looking at the astro orbitor, walk clockwise and number the matching symbols on the astrolabe tool, according to the order in which they appear on the base of the astro orbitor.

    While doing this we ran into some members of the Gumball rally finishing up their rides, which was fun. Once we had the device calibrated, it was on to the questions:

    1. Add the letters of menu items and the individual single digits of their prices (each LETTER counts as one). Find the menu food item and price that has a combined total of 34. Write the menu item on line 10 of the coordinates chart.

    2. (Difficult) Your journey takes you to a large, heavily cratered moon. On the way in you pass by several orbiting space stations. How many stations do you pass? Spell out the answer on line 2.

    3. Sources report that a Dr. Channing may be able to help with research assistance. Locate the facility of which he is the chairman and write its name on line 7 of the chart.

    4. A massive interstellar construction project is reportedly underway near the moon of Endor. Travel there and spell out the call name of the second rebel pilot identified on line 5.

    5. (Difficult) The alien's artifact "sphere" of influence is beginning to wrap around time itself. Write the name on the sign that shows evidence of this effect on line 1.

    6. Find a large "chart" of Earth's solar system and locate the fifth planet from the left of the chart. Write the planet's name on line 3.

    7. Yet another scientist has offered his assistance to your quest. See a demonstration of his dimensional duplicator and spell out the highest setting on this device on line 9.

    8. (Difficult) History records that tourists could once view America from an orbiting space station. Write the name of the establishment that still features an indoor public notice of this amazing experience on line 12.

    9. Interstellar passengers arriving from one particular spaceport are greeted in multiple languages, and must have their papers ready. What is the second English phrase at this checkpoint?

    10. Photos have been detected radiating from a circular set of sixteen columns in your vicinity of space. Find and identify these structures. How many identical rings are features on each one? Spell out the number on line 4.

    11. The space/time distortions are throwing off your scanners and now you need to recalibrate them. Find a sign that features a horizontal display of the primary colors. On line 8 right th enam eof the color on the right.

    12. Without even riding a rocket, you view a rainbow-hued nebula floating in space, while a spiral galaxy sits silently to the right. Write the name of the primary color of the galaxy on line 6.

    Then it was off for our Endgame. It was a jigsaw/survivor type word scramble that asked for a numerical answer, which ended up being a very significant year for Tomorrowland.

    While we were running around, you could not only see other teams, but the fireworks went off with the matterhorn in the foreground. Beautiful, and I don't usually watch the fireworks from Tomorrowland.

    I'll also note that we missed the first showing of Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and then missed the clue in that awful movie, and we almost had to watch it twice.

    What a great day - one of the most memorable days I've ever spent in Disneyland!

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    Re: Saturday was the day...

    Isn't Dr. Channing in Station 12? Thanks for posting this by the way. Some I knew but other's are incredibly difficult. You are awesome.
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    Re: Saturday was the day...

    Quote Originally Posted by hollywood1939 View Post
    Isn't Dr. Channing in Station 12? Thanks for posting this by the way. Some I knew but other's are incredibly difficult. You are awesome.
    Thank you! I know lots of people were curious about the questions, but Dr. Channing appears on a large poster as part of the entrance to Honey I shrunk the Kids. He was the Chairman of the "Imagination Institute" or something.

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    Re: Saturday was the day...

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogberto View Post
    Thank you! I know lots of people were curious about the questions, but Dr. Channing appears on a large poster as part of the entrance to Honey I shrunk the Kids. He was the Chairman of the "Imagination Institute" or something.
    Ahh I'm thinking of the ode to the Imagineer in the queue of Space Mountain. Also, it's nice to see you join the dark side of the Premium Passholders.
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    Re: Saturday was the day...

    Quote Originally Posted by hollywood1939 View Post
    Isn't Dr. Channing in Station 12? Thanks for posting this by the way. Some I knew but other's are incredibly difficult. You are awesome.
    There were 4 different versions of the questions so that people did not travel in packs. All the questions were exactly the same.
    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: Saturday was the day...

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogberto View Post
    Thank you! I know lots of people were curious about the questions, but Dr. Channing appears on a large poster as part of the entrance to Honey I shrunk the Kids. He was the Chairman of the "Imagination Institute" or something.
    Dr. Nigel Channing, right? Played by Eric Idle....



    carry on.
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    Re: Saturday was the day...

    Quote Originally Posted by frecky View Post
    Dr. Nigel Channing, right? Played by Eric Idle....



    carry on.
    That is correct. With a side of spam, please.

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    Re: Saturday was the day...

    Thanks for posting this Froggy. It was great meeting you Saturday, we'll have to get together for drinks and more housing bubble discussions soon!

    I felt some of the Quest questions were VERY easy (questions 3 and 4 in particular), while others were extremely difficult. I think my team spent the most amount of time on question #9, as we initally thought that it was referring to the loudspeaker announcements in the Star Tours queue! Thank goodness we didn't waste much time hanging around in there.

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    Re: Saturday was the day...

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogberto View Post
    Saturday was the day...
    Saturday was the day that we took the plunge and became Premium Passholders! Thanks to my employees that gave me a ton of Disney Dollars and Gift Certificates, we applied that towards Premium Passes for the family, even Grandma got one.
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    Re: Saturday was the day...

    Number 2 on your list killed me. I still haven't found a heavily cratered moon with space stations on the way.
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    Re: Saturday was the day...

    Quote Originally Posted by mcow1 View Post
    Number 2 on your list killed me. I still haven't found a heavily cratered moon with space stations on the way.
    I'm no expert, since I didn't win this thing and have no idea if I'm right, but as we discussed at the dessert party, my best guess is that it's these stations--



    To the right of this picture is a moon landscape, with craters.

    By the way, Mike, let me say thank you for being so nice, and hospitable (you even found us a seat near you!) on Saturday. It was really great to meet you and you couldn't be a nicer couple to hang out with. I do hope to run into you at the Cove Bar sometime!

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    Hmmm, my team thought that the cratered moon bit was in the wall murals in Star Trader.

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    Re: Saturday was the day...

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogberto View Post
    I'm no expert, since I didn't win this thing and have no idea if I'm right, but as we discussed at the dessert party, my best guess is that it's these stations--



    To the right of this picture is a moon landscape, with craters.

    By the way, Mike, let me say thank you for being so nice, and hospitable (you even found us a seat near you!) on Saturday. It was really great to meet you and you couldn't be a nicer couple to hang out with. I do hope to run into you at the Cove Bar sometime!
    You're probably right. But, with the beams coming down they just didn't look like space stations to me more like ships, too ambiguous I think. It was a pleasure sitting with you guys at the dessert party. You have a great family there. If not at the Cove a Sunday meet for sure.
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    Re: Saturday was the day...

    1. Mini Corn Dogs - $4.99 or some such at Tomorrowland Terrace. BUT, my team with Sadako and Executioner found Cheesy Pasta over at Pizza Port that also added up to 34, and we didn't find out that it wasn't what thy were looking for until we had most of the other clues and started trying to spell out the unscrambled solution.

    2. Frogberto's correct, those are the space stations(space mountain is space station 77). The moon isn't showed in his picture.

    3. Imagination Institute

    4. Red Thirty "Red twenty-four, red thirty, cover me" (note that the space between words was apparently absolutely essential :P)

    5. Innoventions' sign is a sphere around a clock. My team finally realized this in a D'oh! moment. We'd found the rotating tomorrowland sign by the train station which rotated between different periods in time, and the only name on the sign was "Mark Twain".

    6. A lot of people, CMs included, thought this was the mural opposite the one Frogberto mentioned along star tours. But in the exit area for space mountain there's another wall mural of the solar system planets, with Jupiter being the 5th planet from the left(the sun's the 2nd one but doesn't count cuz it's a star).

    7. 999. First time i'd seen HISTA since it debuted I think heh. We went to the far end of it and bumped into Pixie Chick's team, then after we saw 999 we both sat there thinking "umm.. was that the right answer? the other team's not leaving yet.. should we stay to make sure there isn't anything else?" but we finally got up and snuck out the exit heh.

    8. A mural for Space Station X1 is featured in Redd Rockett's Pizza Port. I think we noticed they forgot a t in Rockett when we filled it out and tried to match letters for the final answer.

    9. A lot of people, my team included, thought it was in Star Tours, but it was actually in Document Control at the exit for Space Mountain. The word we were looking for is "Document"

    10. These were the 16 light poles surrounding what used to be cosmic waves(the thing with the spinning ball on water).

    11. The autopia fastpass sign has 3 parts, a Yellow Red and Green part below it. But when we looked closer we noticed there was a smaller blue part between the yellow and red one, so tada. Answer was Red.

    12. In the Starcade towards the back there are more wall paintings, and the galaxy is to the right. The wall is primarily blue but the galaxy itself is yellow.

    Certain letters from each line had to be picked according to a dial that spun on our signs from the astro orbiter, and once you got them they spelled out TOM MORROW as the famous resident who would offer us assistance. We then took this information back to the control center and received our end game.

    I didn't see how the end game was asking us to calculate the final answer because I was too busy piecing together the puzzle pieces while Sadako read the actual info and figured it out. But the answer to the source of Tomorrowland's troubles was....... 1998! DUH!
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    Re: Saturday was the day...

    Quote Originally Posted by almandot View Post
    1. Mini Corn Dogs - $4.99 or some such at Tomorrowland Terrace. BUT, my team with Sadako and Executioner found Cheesy Pasta over at Pizza Port that also added up to 34, and we didn't find out that it wasn't what thy were looking for until we had most of the other clues and started trying to spell out the unscrambled solution.
    That was a problem. IMO, there shouldn't have been more than one way to come up with 34. I did the Cheesy Pasta.
    Mike



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