|By Daisy Sparks|
Disneyland's birthday celebration continues at the happiest place on earth. Just days before the birthday party, the Disney Parks Blog announced the “Looking for Mickey Quest”. This Disneyland Park adventure requires the purchase of a special map with clues to hidden Mickey’s. There is a separate map quest for Disneyland and Disney California Adventure (DCA). When you complete the quest, you receive a special lanyard and medal. Let's take a look at this new adventure in this week's Walk in the Park article...
** Spoiler alert: Once you purchase the quest map, they will stamp your purchase and give you the appropriate lanyard as your “reward” for participating in finding the hidden Mickey’s on the quest maps.
The maps look almost identical on the outside until you look closely at the them. The Disneyland quest map is of course bigger and is a tri-fold.
Here’s a closer look at the DCA quest map.
The biggest difference between the two is that the Disneyland map quest requires you to actually go onto some of the attractions in order to find the hidden Mickey’s. The other difference is price: Disneyland map quest is $19.95 while DCA is $12.95. You can see the difference in redemption prizes. The Disneyland medal is “silver” and solid while the DCA “medal” is made of rubber.
The actual lanyard you receive is the same at each park.
They’ve extended the quest through mid-August or until they run out of maps. So if you’ve ever wanted to know what Disneyland thinks are “hidden Mickey’s,” the “Looking for Mickey Quest” is about the closest thing that you will get as an official list. I haven’t found all of them yet so I am off to Disneyland to complete my quest maps. Wish me luck!
Daisy Sparks grew up in Southern California and Disneyland was a regular part of her life. While in college, she started working at Disneyland as a Main Street Merchandise Host. Her "college job" led to 12 adventurous years working with Mickey Mouse. She was a trained Magic Demonstrator, Hat Writer and was even signed off as a Disneyland Monorail Ride Operator. Daisy loved every minute of it while she held various management positions in Merchandise, Business Operations and Attractions.
Daisy is married to her college sweetheart, David (a former Jungle Cruise Skipper). David solicited Daisy's Duck's help in memorable engagement proposal that took place at Disneyland's Club 33. Daisy left Disneyland in May 2001 to raise her two daughters. She continues to visit the Disneyland Resort multiple times a week as a Guest. Daisy particularly loves the Disneyland heritage because of all of the little details and stories that make it "the happiest place on earth."
You can read more about Daisy's Disneyland adventures over on her personal blog at DisneyDaze .
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