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If Disney piled all its themed merchandise in one place, it would likely reach to infinity - and beyond. You see it everywhere: at the parks, online, in your neighbor's house. And you're tempted, sorely tempted, to make it yours: not always because you need it but because it came from Disney. For many people, that means irresistible. But fight the urge, just for a moment, until you've read what Jessica Clawson thinks about that irresistible piece of Disneyana. Chances are, she has already succumbed to the urge - and now, temporarily recovered, wants to tell you whether it was worth it.

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FROM: It Came from Disney! Published Tuesdays

On the Road with the Disney Trivia Game

When I was a kid, my parents usually would drive from our home in Pennsylvania to Disney World. For a car trip of such unbearable length, it's essential to bring things to do. Jessica knows the feeling. And she also knows just what to bring.

When my family and I go to Florida, we drive because my mother is not a fan of flying. Yes, that means every time we visit Walt Disney World, it takes us around 15 hours to get there. But this isn't a problem for two reasons: Disney is worth it, and we have great stuff to do in the car during the drive down.

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The cool cup that the game comes in.


Nifty spinner on top of the cup's lid.


Examples of the cards and colors that they come in for your trivia pleasure.

One of these great things that we're bringing on our next trip is a trivia cup called On the Road with Disney. Originally sold in Hallmark Stores, this cup is advertised as having 300 questions, suitable for ages 5 and up, and capable of entertaining 2-22 players for 5 - 55 minutes. I think some of those numbers are kinda phony, but we'll move on...

There are four kinds of trivia in the cup, and the kind you get depends on what is spun. The lid of the cup has a spinner with the four categories: Disney Theme Parks, Disney TV, Disney Movies, and Disney Characters. Once the spinner lands on a category, you pick an appropriate card from the cup and read the trivia question. How you play and how you decide who wins is up to you.

When my sister and I playing the game, we did have fun with the questions, but hit some snags along the way. The spinner sometimes gets stuck and won't work properly - an easy fix, I admit.

Another complaint, more from my sister, is that not all of the questions are actually trivia questions. On the outside of the cup, it says "Some questions test your knowledge... and some start a conversation (or debate!)...", meaning that besides the typical multiple choice questions, true or false questions, and so forth, there are also opinion questions.

For instance, one of the cards says "Disney cruises have pretty set itineraries and destinations. If it was up to you and you got to go on a cruise, where would you have the ship set sail for?" On the bottom of the card, instead of the answer, is a fact about Disney cruises. These questions can be fun, but when my sister and I are in the heat of a trivia battle, we don't want to keep flipping through cards because they are not trivia cards.

As my sister said, "It is no Lou Mongello trivia book", but the game is a fun way to spend long car rides heading towards the happiest place on Earth! I do recommend it for families and friends who would like to add a little trivia fun to their lives, whether they are road-tripping or not. Pick up your own trivia cup today on Amazon.

Now I have "On the Open Road" stuck in my head...