I’ve always wanted to visit Los Angeles, but I haven’t yet. I imagine one fun, cool way to explore the city – and to meet Christina Milian, one of my wife’s favorite singers – would be to participate in the Kia Rio Zip and Dash scavenger hunt.
Two lucky couples — Brad and Brittney, a couple from Dayton, Ohio, who’d never been to Los Angeles; and Leonard and Gina, who live in L.A. – zipped around the city of Angels, following a series of clues that brought them to five Los Angeles landmarks. What a great way to see the city, while simultaneously learning about some of the cool bells and whistles (personally, I really love the hands-free Bluetooth) included in the KIA Rio.
The hunt started at the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round, which has been running since 1937 and is a place where Walt Disney brought his children before building Disneyland. There the couples answered a series of trivia questions about L.A. If my wife and I were I participating in the scavenger hunt, this challenge would undoubtedly have been our Achilles’ heel.
Next, when the teams put their KIA RIO into reverse, the rear camera display showed them their next destination: Amoeba Records, where they had to find a hidden record from Christina Milian.
In the third and fourth challenges, the couples had to count the number of palm trees on Rodeo Drive, the world famous shopping stretch; and then they had to visit Pink’s hot dog stand to eat a full plate of the infamous wieners. The last clue – hidden in the trunk of their KIA Rio – directed them to the roof of the iconic Roosevelt Hotel, where Milian would be waiting for them.
So, who finished first? Was it to the L.A. newbies from Dayton, Ohio? Or the L.A. natives who needed to “represent”? Watch the video to find out.
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