What’s the Gumball Rally you ask? Teams of two to five people attempt to ride as many rides within Disneyland as possible during set hours in one day. Awards are given for team spirit, costume/logos, and of course the main prize is for the team that rode the most rides. It’s a wonderful tradition and the event sells out each year. Over 500 people from all over the country come in for the chance to compete and enjoy each other’s company. Howard Johnson Hotel and Water Playground is the official sponsor of the Gumball Rally and hosts the awards ceremony each year at Castaway Cove.

Front Porch Pops was present with their delicious handmade pops. The cart was small, but it managed to serve plenty of hungry and tired participants:

Bacon Mania was there as well, and it’s safe to say they were quite popular. I was lucky enough to arrive early before the lines got long:

Here’s the Menu for Bacon Mania…It took a lot of self-control not to order one of everything!

Mac-N-Bacon Fries:

Mac-N-Cheese wrapped in bacon:

The All-American Sliders were my favorite. The sliced Green Apple added a nice bit of flavor that complemented the bacon and the beef really well:

The main event was held at Castaway Cove:

Here are some early arrivals taking advantage of our nice jacuzzi:

This is what everyone was fighting for…and by fight, I mean getting on as many attractions as possible in the Happiest Place on Earth. 🙂

The head of MiceChat.com and the amazing MC for the evening, Todd:

I’m pretty sure every seat was filled by the end of the night:

Congratulations to MiceChat.com and to all the teams for a successful Rally.

See you all next year!


For more information on MiceChat.com and the Gumball Rally click here.

Visiting Disneyland and need the perfect hotel for your family? Look no further than TripAdvisor’s #1 Anaheim hotel in the category “Best Large Hotels and Resorts for Families in the United States – 2012“, the Howard Johnson Hotel and Water Playground!



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