I recently attended an expo at the Anaheim Convention Center. It may have been a Disney fan convention. My nerdy-ness knows no bounds. If you are brought out to Anaheim for a sales conference or meeting, know that the city has so many unique venues for a team outing. What was once just sprawling citrus groves is now jam-packed with entertainment options. I’ve compiled my favorite ideas for Anaheim team events below.
1. Disneyland Scavenger Hunt
We’ll start with the giant mouse in the room. Anaheim is most widely known as the home of Disneyland. Its popularity is all encompassing and certain to peak with the upcoming addition of a Star Wars themed land. I love Disneyland for all the great photo locations throughout the park. Grab your team for FireFly’s most magical team building challenge: a scavenger hunt at Disneyland Resort. We’ve run hunts both in the park and exclusively in the adjacent Downtown Disney shopping area so theme park admission isn’t always needed. This option is great for staff that are bringing their families with them or teams that like to be a bit Goofy!
2. Escape Room Anaheim Team Events
FireFly’s love of escape rooms is well documented. In fact, our facilitators have collectively completed over 50 rooms. One of our absolute favorites is Cross Roads Escape Games, located in Anaheim! We attempted their Hex Room together and had a blast. Themed after the scary movie genre, we had to race to solve the case of the murderer and find our own survival tokens. The Hex Room is unique because each participant is placed in their own room with limited communication to the rest of the team. More so, its a unique challenge that benefits from a thorough debriefing afterwards. Consider contracting an experienced facilitator to help your team draw meaning out of their experience.
Anaheim is home to two great sports teams. The Angels baseball team and the Ducks hockey team. Tickets to one of their exciting games is always a good incentive reward. Make your team the star by booking Anaheim team events at the Honda Center or Angel Stadium.
4. OC Foodie Paradise
If you have any foodies in your group, you’ll need to visit the Anaheim Packing House. The building is one of the few remaining structures from the agricultural era of the town. Take a culinary tour through the two story mecca of southern California cuisine. You’ll often find local musicians performing free concerts here, so it’s a great spot for groups wanting food and entertainment on a budget. This trendy spot is popular among locals so we recommend using Anaheim’s superior public transit to arrive stress free.
5. I.P.A. I.Q.
It might be due to the high population density of service industry workers, but Anaheim is home to some really good bars. So if you like craft beer, Lyft over to Bottle Logic Brewing. Craft beer made from SCIENCE! You can even get your brew in a chemistry beaker. I like their bar for the wide open seating area that’s perfect for mingling or as a setting for our Game Showdown.