It’s very rare that I attend Disneybound themed events. My weekends are typically busy and I have a mid-tier annual pass. However, with my current annual pass reaching its expiration date and with some hesitation to renew, I decided to try something different. I’ve already been active in the September Disneybound challenge.
I picked Dawn / Hikari from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl because she’s one of the first cosplays I made. Granted, it’s not perfect, but Diamond and Pearl is the first Pokemon game I ever played. It kept me busy and it was my favorite way to turn off my brain once I landed a full time job after college. I know I got into the Pokemon games later in my life; I just never had the time to dedicate to the game. I’ve seen the TV series and collected plushes here and there. I picked Dawn because she’s my favorite traveling companion of Ash. She’s a coordinator, not a trainer. A coordinator trains their Pokemon for pageantry and talent competitions. While Pokemon competitions existed in Gen 3, it was very much enhanced in Gen 4..
Dawn was a last minute choice. I thought about going as Piplup, but I have a softer, nostalgic spot for Dawn. I had a fluffy white hat, scarf, pink socks from Baby the Stars Shine bright, a cardigan from Baby the Stars Shine Bright, shoes from Bodyline, and a skirt from Rockin’ Bettie Las Vegas.
For PokeDay, the organizers had a set of challenges in guise of a scavenger hunt. I liked this format because it gave me a different way to experience the park. However, I really didn’t know anyone – I’m kinda new to Disneybound, but not new to the parks. I decided to just do what I can on my own just for fun. This blog post will show what I was able to acquire until the allotted time. I couldn’t really do the first 15 because I forgot to bring my phone charger and I tend to have the AR off because it drains battery. However, I did have my digital camera with me. I also wanted to keep things to one park. While I do have an annual pass, just wanted to keep things simple.
Additionally, I had Otacon help me out at the Scarlet Rhapsody OC base.
16. Land that had the most square footage on opening day – 2 points
I know this because I religiously quote this riff of opening day.
17. Location where Walt’s Opening Day Speech can be heard nonstop – 3 points
This is where my dad taught me what morse code is!
18. Disneyland’s kugel ball – 3 points
Aka – Katamari Damacy
21. Lillian’s Gift to Disneyland – 2 points
22. A structure where you can find cashew and acorn butter – 3 points
Bug – Alice’s Bizarre Adventures – 5 points
Dragon – Castle – 5 points
FaIry – Pixie Hollow – 5 points
Fighting – Muscle Gym in Toon Town – 5 points
Ghost – Haunted Mansion – 5 points
Grass – Tarzan’s Treehouse – 5 points
Fire – Fire Station – 5 points
Ice – Matterhorn – 5 points
Poison – Snow White’s Bizarre Adventures – 5 points
Water – (Oh Hi) Mark Twain – – 5 points
Trainers – New Orleans Train Station – 5 points
Professors – Petrified Tree – 5 points
Team Rocket – 5 points
Everyone’s PokeDay Disneybounds
Final Attraction Count
- Jungle Cruise
- Tarzan’s Treehouse
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Haunted Mansion
- Big Thunder Mountain
- Mark Twain
- Snow White’s Bizarre Adventures
- Alice’s Bizarre Adventures
- Mickey’s Magical Map
- Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin
- Donald’s Boat
- Small World
- Soundsational Parade
- Star Wars Launch Bay
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