It has been a very long year and a half since we last had an in-person event, and we have missed you all very much.
Last year we announced that we would not have any in-park events in 2020, and for the foreseeable future, which it turns out also included 2021. Luckily, we were able to launch MouseAdventure In a Box to fill the gap, and are thankful that so many of you participated in our at-home games.
Typically at this time of year we start working on our calendar of events for the following year. Unfortunately, things are still up in the air for so many things. First and foremost on our minds is the health and safety of ourselves and our teams. Secondly, we need to consider our ability to host in-park events in the way we have in the past. A trip to a Disney Park now not only includes travel logistics and ticket purchases, but theme park reservations also.
In order to make an in-person event work, we need to give you all enough notice so you can make travel plans. We also need to give ourselves enough time to visit the parks, do research, and write those crazy quests. Having to rely on the availability of reservation slots adds another layer of uncertainty on the already uncertain conditions that exist right now.
The current reservation system at Disney coupled with the changes to Annual Passes on both coasts make it difficult for us to visit as we have in the past to write, and it also poses a challenge for our teams that used passes to enter the parks on event day. Just like you, we are anxious to return to hosting in-park events. We really love what we do and have missed the in-person interactions with teams.
We are currently considering some new Adventures at non-Disney locations. We love our core base of Disney adventures and never want to give that up, but we think there are fun opportunities at other parks too.
We would love to hear your thoughts on how to make 2022 a year we can all look forward to and enjoy. Please respond to this post, shoot us an email, chat on our forums, or comment on our social media platforms.
We would love to know:
- Do you feel safe going to the parks currently? If not, any guess on a timeline you think is realistic?
- Would you be interested in Adventures at other parks? If so, where?
- What type of ticket media do you usually use to participate in our events?
- Will the current Annual Pass situation inhibit you from playing?
- Do you think Disney’s park reservation is too much to deal with for an in-park event there?
- Would you still want us to continue our In a Box series, in between in-park events?