The Fantastic Hop-On Hop-Off Race
An amazing race around Los Angeles.
Part scavenger hunt, part guided tour,
part race and ALL FUN for all ages.
This fun and exciting scavenger hunt is literally unlike any other tour in the world.
Brought to you by Los Angeles Race Fantastique (LARF, Inc.) creators of "The Amazing Los Angeles Race" along with Starline Tours CitySightSeeing Hop-On Hop-Off Double Decker City Tour, it's an interactive clue-based adventure game aboard an open top double-decker bus. It's a blast of a good time that will have you laughing and screaming with excitement!
It's a narrated tour of Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills which lets you discover LA's treasure underneath sunny skies while you and your team members participate in a challenging game of wit and discovery, occasionally experiencing delicious "A-Ha!" moments. Hop-Off the bus to look for your clues and Hop-On to the next bus once you found them... or not. It's a race to get the most points by solving as many puzzles as possible.
Whether you're a visitor or local, solo or with friends, it's a FANTASTIC, fun and exciting way to see and learn about the city, meet people and better bond with those you already know - your Friends, family or team building with your co-workers!
Finish line is at a popular Hollywood eatery where appetizers & beverages are provided at the post-game awards ceremony.
- Race check-in is at the Starline Terminal at Chinese Theatre only. Hotel pick-up is not available
- Starting Time is 12pm running on Saturdays & Sundays ONLY for March - September. (Call/ask for days of operation October - Mar).
$79 $74 online
Child: $59 $54 online
Tour Duration: 6 Hours
Tour Duration: 6 Hours
FAQS for The Fantastic Hop-On Hop-Off Race
So how does the Fantastic Hop-On Hop-Off Race (FHR) exactly work?Once the teams have been given the packet of puzzles, racers board a Starline CitySightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off open air bus that takes them to each of the first fifteen stops of the Red Route.
Each of the 15 stops contains a hidden clue in the area that must be found by having racers hop off the bus stop. The racers must then solve the corresponding puzzle designated in their packet. Using the clues, the teams must solve as many puzzles as they can in the given specified time.
Teams gain points for the puzzles they solve; however points can be deducted if they call the "help line" for hints to find a clue. Depending on the level of difficulty to solve, puzzles have different point values. There isn't enough time to solve all 15 puzzles so the decision as to whether or not to solve a puzzle at a given stop is up to the individual team. As they are being driven around to stops, racers get to enjoy a full guided narrated tour and learn about the different points of interests and history on the Red Route as they travel throughout Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
In order to compete for prizes, racers must be at the finish line by the pre-determined time set forth by the race officials with their packet of solved puzzles. Packets are then graded by the game's host and the team with the most points wins.
Since there isn't enough time to make all the stops, will we know how many points each puzzle is worth hopping off for?Yes. The point value of each stop will be explained in the packet that you receive when you check-in so you and your team can figure out a strategy of stops to hop off at.
Where does the race begin?Racers meet and check-in at 11:30am in the forecourt of the Chinese Theatre. They are then taken to the briefing spot in nearby Hollywood and Highland. The race organizer will distribute a packet that contains team badges (which you must show to participating businesses at various stops for clues), a map of the Red Route of the Starline CitySightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour routes and a booklet of puzzles associated with each of the first 15 stops on the Red Route. At the same time, the organizer will explain the rules and establish teams.
How many people are on a team?Teams can range from 2 to 8 players.
How do I get to play if I don't have a team?We will happily place individuals on teams. Many lasting friendships have come from players assigned to teams.
How long is the race?The race itself is 5 hours but with the introductory orientation and the finishing line awards ceremony. The entire experience is 6 hours.
Are there age restrictions?There are no restrictions. Whether someone is 7 or 70 years young it's fun for all ages. After hopping off at a stop you will need to search for your clues/hints on foot so be prepared for at least some of your team members to do some brisk walking or a little running at a couple of stops. Most clues though are solved close to the bus stops.
If we don't start in the morning, can we join in the middle of the day?No. The start time is 12:00pm beginning with the briefing, so please be on time to ensure you are properly informed. Soon after orientation, the race starts and it won't be available until the next scheduled FHR day.
Do I need to make reservations?Due to limited space, reservations are highly recommended; however there may be stand-by openings on the morning of the tour. Please call ahead for availability.
What is the refund/cancellation policy?There is no refund/cancellation within 24 hours of the tour departure as preparations have been made for the day.
What happens if there is bad weather?Tours may be cancelled/re-scheduled due to inclement weather. This is determined at the sole discretion of company management. If cancelled, participants may either re-schedule for another day or receive a full refund.
Is the race only for the Red Route tour?Yes, And the ticket is only good for the entire day on the Red Route if you decide to take it as a tour later in the day once the race is over.
Can I extend my Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket for the next day?Yes, you can. By exchanging your original Fantastic Hop-On Hop-Off ticket at the Chinese Theatre before it expires and paying an additional $25 (a savings of almost 40% off the normal $40 ticket price), you can extend your Hop-On Hop-Off ticket and upgrade it for an All-Route Unlimited ticket that is good for the next day to go on all the routes and explore all of Los Angeles including downtown LA, Santa Monica and Venice Beach.
Tour runs Saturdays and Sundays from March to September only.
Departs from the Chinese Theatre at 12:00 PM.
|When?||How Often?||How Long?||From Where?||How Much?|
|March to September||12:00 PM (Sat & Sun)||6 Hours||Chinese Theatre|| Adult:
|Adult is age 12 and older - Child is 3 to 11|
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