Location based games keep guests in Walt Disney World parks longer

Posted Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:14 AM | Contributed by Jeff

In the late 2000s Walt Disney Imagineers were tasked with solving a problem that doesn’t typically crop up at Walt Disney World theme parks: How do you make the place more kid-friendly? Answer: Give it something that resembles a video game. That initial question led to what is now known as Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure, a real-life game that dates to 2009 and has players traversing Epcot’s series of country-themed pavilions to trigger hidden interactions within the park environments.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 1:07 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Last time we visited WDW was February 2009 and the game was themed to Kim Possible.

My kids were 7 & 11 then. They are now 12 & 16 and they still talk about playing the Kim Possible game as a highlight of our trip to WDW.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 3:01 PM
Jeff's avatar

I'd like to try the Agent P version, but Epcot has been a zoo with Food & Wine.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:18 AM

We had a trip during the year that Toy Story and Kim Possible debuted. After experiencing both, my kids (similar in age to Gonch's) chose a second day in Epcot rather than Studios for more KP. (doo-doo-DOOdoo!)

I've done one or two of the new Agent P versions; if you've already done all of the countries under KP, the new ones don't feel all that "new". But, if you've not done them all, do them! They are great fun.

My wife is also a Sorcerer's of the Magic Kingdom junkie---which, admittedly, I don't really enjoy nearly as much as KP/AP. We haven't had the chance to try the new Pirates game in MK yet.


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