Category Archives: DizDash
When we first set out to crete an event that revolved around some sort of competition, many ideas were tossed around. Should we do a Scavenger Hunt? An Amazing Race? Some kind of trivia-based game? We eventually decided on the current version of DizDash, mainly because of its simplicity. While most other ideas involved scoring and complicated rules, the DizDash we came up with was more or less a hide-n-seek game. Super simple…be the first to find me sitting at the secret location, and you win. How much easier could it get?
Our first DizDash event was held on Sunday October 25, 2015. The DizMeet organizers, including myself, thought long and hard about where we should setup the secret location. We first decided that we would keep this one to only Walt Disney World Resort Hotels….no Theme Parks. We further narrowed it down to only those hotels that had Convention/Conference space in them. Then we finally decided that we would set the secret location in the Convention area of the Contemporary Hotel, in a lounge area at the bend in the main hallway.
For this first DizDash, we decided to keep the grand prize simple as well, and kept it at $100 cash. We promoted the event on DizMeet.com and immediately received interest from DizMeet members. Finally, the big day came and it was time to see who would win the big prize. The coordinators setup shop at the designated location, with our iPads and computers, ready to sit there for the next six hours waiting for someone to find us, if we had to. Little did we know, we’d only have to be there for just over two hours!
The event was scheduled to begin at noon, and at that time we posted our first clue on both the DizMeet website and all our social media pages. The first clue was a closeup photo of a light fixture close to where the secret location was. We didn’t expect this clue to necessarily provide any insight as to where we were, but it was the first clue and we didn’t want to give up too much too soon. The second clue came about an hour and a half later, and it was the prize money sitting in a planter next to the secret location. Again, this was a closeup photo, but it did show some of the carpeting in the background, which proved to be helpful to the winner that found us first.
Our next clue was scheduled for 3pm, but we never made it that far. Around 2:15pm, as I sat in my chair at the secret location, I happened to look down the long hallway next to me, and I see a man with a bright Tangerine-colored DizMeet shirt walking toward me. He hadn’t seen me yet, and as he got closer, he spotted the plant that was the second posted clue. I watched as he looked at the planter, then back to the photo on his phone. He knew he was close. He then continued down the hallway, and finally spotted me. We had our first DizDash winner!
We had a short ceremonial handing over of the prize, took some photos and videos, and then made the announcement to everyone else that the big race was over. I don’t think things could’ve worked out any better on this first DizDash event. It was truly a fun event for everyone involved, and we can’t wait to do it again next month!
If you’re interested in participating in the next DizDash event, or any of the other exciting events scheduled through DizMeet, please JOIN US by clicking the link at the top of this page, or by visiting www.DizMeet.com.
Sunday October 25th marks the beginning of what will be a monthly event for DizMeet. It will be the first ever DizDash! A fun and exciting race around the Walt Disney World resorts to find the secret location. Be the first DizMeet member to find the designated secret spot and the grand prize is yours!
For some time now, DizMeet has played host to various interactive style events, such as Scavenger Hunts and other competition-based meetups. The Scavenger Hunts in particular have been very successful within the DizMeet group, often bringing in more than 100 participants at each event. Most of these events were either focused on one of the four major theme parks, or in some instances, there was a Scavenger Hunt that actually spanned all four Walt Disney World theme parks.
For DizDash, we’ve simplified things….a lot. There’s no long list of items that you have to carry around and check off. Who wants to walk around the parks with a piece of paper and a pen all day? Not me. Also, there’s no software or app that you need to download in order to participate. Granted, we will be giving out clues on our social media pages like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter…but most everyone will have those apps installed on their mobile device already. Lastly, there will not be a lengthy grading process at the end of the event to determine the winners. DizDash is a simple, no nonsense event with exciting prizes up for grabs!
Here’s the basic idea. Several weeks in advance, we will post the next upcoming DizDash event at www.DizMeet.com. There will be limited information at that time, other than the specific date and time. Approximately one week before the DizDash event, we will post one or two broad clues about the competition. It might be a description of which park we’ll be in, or stating that it will be around WDW resort hotels and not the parks. On the day of the DizDash event, we will begin posting more specific clues as to the secret location. These clues will be posted on the DizMeet social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
DizDash will typically be scheduled from Noon to 6pm on the day of the event. Participants will search areas of the Disney parks and resorts based upon the clues that have been provided, always checking in on their Social Media sites to see if anymore clues have been posted. Throughout the day, more and more specific clues will be provided in an attempt to make sure that someone actually finds the secret location. When a participant finds the secret location, they will know by one or more DizMeet organizers being there wearing their bright tangerine DizMeet T-shirts.
When someone finds the secret location, and we have confirmed that they are in fact and active member of DizMeet, they will be awarded the grand prize. These prizes will vary from cash to Disney Merchandise, but will always maintain a value of over $75. When the competition is complete, and the winner is given the prize, we will send out the message to everyone that the competition is over and and a winner has emerged. We will also video record the entire process to post later on our social media sites. This ensures that everything is done in an honest manner.
For more information on DizDash, and other unique DizMeet events, go to www.DizMeet.com.