Shippensburg University students took a virtual adventure to the most magical place on earth Thursday evening as they participated in Disney Trivia Night.
The Activities Program Board (APB) hosted trivia night in the Ceddia Union Building multipurpose room (MPR). Students flooded the MPR and grouped themselves into teams at the tables that were organized around the room. Tables were decorated with colorful tablecloths along with colorful balloons.
As students entered the MPR, donations were made to the SU choir and madrigal singers. Raffles were sold to help raise money for the groups’ upcoming Orlando trip.
The 30-plus teams consisted of about eight to 10 people, and their team names were given to them as it corresponded with their remote control. The remote control connected to the trivia questions for the teams to brainstorm together and pick their answer.
There were four rounds of 20 questions challenging students’ knowledge on a variety of Disney topics from movies to shows to Disney World trivia.
A question was given with four potential answers and answers would slowly disappear as the time was running out.
While the clock was ticking, fewer points were awarded the longer it took each group to answer.
After each answer, the scoreboard automatically moved up the team with the most points. At the end of each round, the top team would qualify for the finals.
Music from Disney movies such as “Frozen” and “Beauty and the Beast” played on the intercom while students belted out the lyrics.
There were also tunes from the older Disney television shows such as “That’s So Raven” and “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.”
“It was unbelievable how many people were passionate about Disney Trivia and how much I even learned myself,” freshman Tiffany Muthler said.
Throughout the rounds, $10 cash giveaways were presented for random winners of activities such as bringing up a shoelace first and finding a piece of gum for the speaker.
There were also $25 gift card giveaways to the raffle ticket winners. Gift cards were for name brand clothing stores as well as Starbucks and Amazon.
The four final teams of the trivia contest were the Titans, Miami, Malibu and Team Jedi.
The four teams sent a representative up to the stage for a lightning round to answer 15 questions. The winning group was Miami.
“Meeting new people that have the same Disney interests as me was my favorite part of the trivia night,” freshman Anna Middleton said.
APB will be hosting Valentine’s Bingo in the CUB MPR on Thursday at 9 p.m.