$20,000 Treasure Hunt adventure arrives in Orange County

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Attention all treasure and scavenger hunting fanatics, grab your maps, and gather your hunting tools— an adventurous treasure hunt is coming to Orange County with a large prize for the winning team.

Treasured Adventures Florida is hosting a $20,000 adventure-filled treasure hunt taking participants all around Orange County, gathering clues en route to locate a final object and key to complete the hunt. 

The details of the hunt? 

“Have an adventure like never before! An evil witch has stolen the north star and hidden it in Orange County, Florida. Work with your team to be the first to find the star, put it back in the sky and claim the title of hero and the $20,000 prize that goes along with it,” according to the hunt’s website.

The company’s first hunt will take place on Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at 8 a.m.

“The witch basically steals the Northern Star out of the sky, and your job is to find the star, then find the witch to make her put it back,” said Bryan Lee, co-creator of the hunt. “A lot of clues will be dropped on the day of the hunt (in a private Facebook group) with the journey you’re going to follow; the stories kind of came about inspired by those places.”

Teams of one-to-six will race around Orange County, completing a series of tasks and finding clues for the $20,000 prize. Registration cost per team is $99 and has a limited amount of team spots to give people a “real shot of winning,” said Lee. Teams have until 48 hours before the race to sign up. 

According to Lee, the hunt has spiked the interest of many local families looking for an excuse to get out of the house.

“The feedback we’ve gotten from people so far has been amazing. With all the craziness going on around the world right now, and especially our country, people need something to make them happy and something to do that’s safe,” Lee added. 

The company did confirm that the hunt will follow social distancing guidelines outlined by the state for COVID-19. 

“When we first brought it up, this was on a much smaller scale. We thought we could hide some stuff and tell people where it is,” Lee said. “Me and my wife, Kelly, thought we should take this thing bigger. It just snowballed from there.”

The company is also planning to offer more races in the future throughout the state. 

For more information and how to sign up, visit treasuredadventuresflorida.com.

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