One of my pet peeves about Disney is that they build attractions with the promise of regular updates with new show or story elements, but they seldom spend the money to update the show. After a recent series of updates to various attractions, I’m going to have to shelve this particular peeve. Toy Story Midway Mania got new games (although some holiday themed games would be fun), Star Tours finally got an update, the Hall of Presidents got a whole new show, just to name a few. Yep the rules appear to have changed.
If you’ve ever played the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure in EPCOT then you know that a screen plays an important role in the game. Change the animation on the screen, a few of the real world effects around the world showcase and now you’ve got a whole new game.
That’s exactly what Disney announced today.
A Phineas and Ferb themed game called Disney Phineas & Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure will replace the Kim Possible game. Agent P, the wily secret-agent alter-ego of Perry the Platypus and faithful pet to the title characters from Disney’s animated series “Phineas & Ferb” will take guests on a spy hunt to help stop the misguided plans of his nemesis, Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
Kim Possible hadn’t been on the air for a long time even when the interactive game was new. This sounds like a great update to the attraction and will update it again for younger audiences who are more familiar with the kids and their platypus sidekick.
Oddly, this version is something that was rumored to be coming to California Adventure, but I’m glad to see it coming to EPCOT. Perhaps it will also show up in California at some point. The switch out will happen over this summer, so if you want to get one last Kim Possible adventure in, better do it soon.
What other screen-based attractions would you like to see Disney point its magic update want next?