To the delight of kids and probably some parents planning a vacation to the Disney World resort in Orlando, Fla., the recent announcement on the official Disney blog that old "Kim Possible" interactive game at Epcot will be replaced with Agent P's World Showcase Adventure adds one more thing on the to-do list. As the Orlando Sentinel reports, visitors will become secret agents to help the "Phineas & Ferb" character defeat his archenemy Dr. Doofenshmirtz. Families with kids that adore the series will probably enjoy an afternoon helping the platypus out.
Why the change?
As InsidetheMagic.net reports, the change was pretty much necessitated by the fact "Kim Possible" had not been on the air for a while. For Disney, capitalizing on the popularity of a current show like "Phineas & Ferb" is a great way to get kids excited to explore World Showcase, which can be a chore for any parent.
Where do you sign up to play?
While specifics have not really been laid down yet, if the current game is replaced with the new one the Disney website states Innoventions, the Odyssey Bridge, the entrance to World Showcase and several other kiosks were equipped for Kim Possible, which means they could be easily converted for Agent P.
How much does the game cost to play?
The Disney website indicates the game is included with park admission; however, players should be prepared to leave credit card information for the secret agent device that players are issued to experience the interactive elements of the game.
Is the game for everyone?
As anyone who has played the "Kim Possible" game through can probably attest, visitors looking to buzz through World Showcase should probably avoid the game as some exploration and backtracking is usually required. But players can move at their leisure and play the game at their own pace, which makes it great for younger players. So while not for everyone, the game can provide a nice experience for helping kids look forward to World Showcase a little bit more.
Are there any other interactive games available at Disney World?
The new Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom interactive game was unveiled earlier this year at the Magic Kingdom theme park, as reported by ARGN.com. In that game, which is also included with park admission, players are issued collectible trading cards with spells that aid in the quest to keep the Magic Kingdom safe from a host of Disney villains.
Jason Gallagher is a former travel professional with a decade of experience in the industry. He remains an avid traveler and hotel fan with exposure to technology and trends in properties across the United States.