Event Spotlight: Munzee Mecca 2024
Even though you can play Munzee solo, the world of Munzee isn’t just about individual play; it’s about the thrill of connecting with fellow Munzee enthusiasts! Picture this: Munzee Events, where the air is exciting as veterans mingle with newcomers in a safe and welcoming setting. And hey, there’s more than just swapping stories –activities, games, and, if you’re lucky, snagging a sweet goodie bag! But let’s not kid ourselves; pulling off these shindigs takes some serious elbow grease. That’s why we’re shining the spotlight on past events! Get ready to be inspired to throw your bash if you’re a newbie or inject some fresh mojo into your gatherings if you’re a seasoned host.
Let’s get this party started! 🎉
Today, we’re featuring the Munzee Mecca Events, which took place over the weekend at various locations in Orlando, FL, USA. The weekend was full of events put together by a number of hosts, but for this Spotlight we chatted with host Linda Gartley, AKA CoalCracker7!
Special thanks to the other hosts, MsYB, MrsCB, Jafo43, Whelen, Munzeeprof, EagleDadandXenia, Xptwo, JackSparrow, Chickenrun, Asangel, YankaBucs, BuckeyeCacher111, NYBoss, Macdonr, and TheLanes, for all of their hard work as well!
Please give us a summary of your event.
There were five events held over four days. The Thursday night event was a pre-meet and greet at the edge of a lake. I passed out the ten stops for the Tour of the Town Badge. Friday night was held at the Stained Glass House. We had a special badge for capping specific physicals. The main event was on Saturday. The event was held in a multi-use park with Roller Hockey, Splash Pad, Dog Park, Skate Park, Pickleball, and Soccer fields. We had Walking Tacos and Walking Nanner pudding (Banana Pudding) along with a drawing for a Premium Membership.
We also played a version of Name That Tune. Clues were also given at each event to find one hidden personal tag. The Space Coast Geo Store was set up for everybody to buy Munzee-related items (i.e., lots of blasts). The Saturday Night Event was held at an Adventure Park with Water Skiing and Football and Soccer Fields. Saturday’s events also provided the opportunity to earn two additional badges for capping specific physicals on Saturday. The last event was on Sunday at the Wave Hotel Sculpture Garden. We provided donuts and coffee before everyone left for the day to go home. The Friday night, Saturday Main, Saturday Night, and Sunday morning events went mega.
What made your event unique?
We had visitors from Europe and all around the U.S. We also hosted special visitors, CoachV, SeeMyShell, and a Geocaching Vlogger. We had a total of five events over four days, with many new gardens to capture.
What tips do you have when hosting an awesome event?
I believe that a good host should have lots of munzees available to capture, new gardens, and a variety of badges.
Would you like to highlight any future events you’re hosting?
I will cohost the Florida Munzee Mecca Events in January 2025, and Macdonr will be the lead for those events.
Thank you to CoalCracker7 for being such a great host and submitting the details for this event! We will reach out to other past event hosts in the future, so keep an eye on your inbox!
**Check out The Geocaching Vloggers recap of the event here!