Magic was in the air at Krazy Kup Coffee House on Aug.31 as the loft was filled to near capacity with onlookers hoping to take part in the Disney themed trivia night.
Many came decked out in Mouse apparel, donned in Mickey hula shirts, Jungle Cruise baseball tees and even full princess dresses. Crowded around tables and eyeing the lucky contestants who were selected as the main teams fighting for the coveted Disney prizes, the enthusiastic attendees clapped and groaned when they saw the intensifying difficulty of the revolving questions.
“What is the name of the crocodiles in ‘The Rescuers?’” Kameron Athey, host of the event, asked the crowd. Immediately whispers arose around the room as both the official competitors and the onlookers racked their brains to recall details from the 1977 animated classic. As the countdown ticked to zero, Athey had each team hold up their answers on small dry erase boards. Though many got creative with their guesses, none successfully remembered the crocs were named Brutus and Nero. The slide changed and the crowd moved on to the next question.
Frank Trunzo, owner of Krazy Kup, said none of them were anticipating the attendance size. This was the second time the coffee house hosted a trivia night and the first time around, while still successful, didn’t draw even half as many attendees as Disney Trivia Night. It appears the word has spread: Krazy Kup is the ideal place for family-friendly fun.
“Trivia night was absolutely not trivial,” Trunzo said. “We had an overwhelmingly tremendous response, so we plan on putting it on more frequently.”
Trunzo said, thanks to the continued interest from the community, they will now host a trivia night every month on the third Saturday. It’s been a learning experience for the business and last weekend proved the community was itching for a unique competitive outlet.
The plan is to host a kids’ trivia for youth age 15 and younger from 7 to 8 p.m. Then the adults are welcome to the table to compete against other trivia junkies age 16 and up. If they continue to have a massive attendance, Trunzo said, Krazy Kup will have a plan in place to ensure everyone gets a chance to play.
The goal is to have a main panel of competitors vying for the chance to take home unique prizes. Those will more than likely be selected via a random drawing, but the details have yet to be stamped out. Everyone else in the room will still be invited to compete, however.
“We want to make it more engaging for the entire audience,” Trunzo said. “We will make sure we have really great prizes and a fun time all around.”
The topics may differ between the kids’ and the adults’ trivia games to ensure each group has the best opportunity to test their cultural knowledge.
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