Saturday, August 23, 2008

New Kim Possible Interactive Attraction at Epcot's World Showcase!

Walt Disney World announced a new attraction for Epcot's World Showcase! As you will see in the press release below, it's a new kind of attraction!

New Ultra-Interactive Attraction at Epcot Immerses Walt Disney World Guests In the High-Tech World of Disney’s Kim Possible

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Epcot guests at Walt Disney World Resort will be treated to a brand new, highly interactive attraction inspired by Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning animated series, Disney’s Kim Possible. The new experience is slated to premiere in late 2008.

Using the latest technology, Disney’s Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure invites guests of all ages to become secret agents, teaming up with members of Team Possible to save the world from various comical villains and their mad inventions.

As guests embark on this international adventure, they will receive an official “Kimmunicator,” at kiosks throughout Epcot. The interactive, handheld device is designed to help them maneuver through the mission. Using state-of-the-art technology, the interactive device connects guests with a variety of Kim Possible characters who provide clues to stop villains from taking over the world. The highly interactive devices also allow guests to control top-secret equipment hidden inside the World Showcase pavilions, creating an ultra-interactive adventure jam-packed with mystery and excitement.

Guests can play Disney’s Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure in seven of the World Showcase pavilions: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Japan, France and United Kingdom. Each pavilion features a unique mission including distinctive visual events and a different super villain from the animated series.

"Disney’s Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure is an exciting new experience that offers fun and excitement for the entire family," said Jim MacPhee, Epcot vice president. "We are constantly exploring new ways to provide immersive experiences to Epcot guests, and this new offering will add to our dynamic portfolio."

“Today’s emerging generation expects more immersive, personal and interactive experiences in every facet of their lives, including their entertainment choices,” added Bruce Vaughn, chief creative executive of Walt Disney Imagineering. “As leaders in family entertainment, Disney theme parks push the envelope by combining state-of-the-art technology with creative storytelling to enhance the overall Disney vacation experience.”

Epcot is a place of innovation, imagination, human achievement and endless possibilities. The park encompasses two “lands” of discovery: Future World, a showcase of new ideas and technology, and World Showcase, a kaleidoscope of nations celebrating cultural heritage, arts and entertainment. For more information, guests may call 407/824-4321 or visit

Disney’s Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure will open at Walt Disney World Resort during “The Year of a Million Dreams” celebration.

A worldwide hit for kids and families, Disney's "Kim Possible" is an Emmy Award-winning animated series from creators/executive producers Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle and Walt Disney Television Animation. It tells the story of an average high school cheerleader, Kim Possible, who, in her spare time, happens to save the world from super villains. With the aid of her enthusiastic pals, this contemporary heroine is capable in ways few high school students ever imagine. On the flipside, she realizes that defeating the bad guys comes easier than coping with the typical teen pressures of schooling and socializing. Viewers' connection to "Kim Possible" led to a successful off-TV franchise for The Walt Disney Company including Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable characters at Disney Parks & Resorts, DVDs, books, video games and Disney Consumer Product's line of "Kim Possible" branded products available at mass retailers nationwide.

Photos and press release: copyright Disney


Anonymous said...

Great. Instead of building immersive E-tickets, we get to do the work for ourselves. No need for expensive, fancy Audio-Animatronics here.

How about some new awesome rides Something on the scale of Pirates? Disney has yet to make a ride as good or amazing as POTC or Haunted Mansion which were created 40 years ago. Just the thought of that totally sucks.

Brad said...

Well it could be anything from "interesting," to "blatant attempt to sell World Showcase merchandise." Hopefully its more of the former although I'm sure there will be some of the latter.

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Alain Littaye said...

To Anonymous: Don't worry, the next awesome attraction on the scale of "Pirates" built by WDI is coming, and it will be called: "Cars" Radiator Springs Racer.

...enough said, for now.

KINGCRAB said...

In response to Anonymous...

I am so very sick and tired of that "EVERYTHING has to be an E-Ticket" mentality that has become a very unhealthy thing in the Disney fan community.

One of the reasons why they end up hating some of the newer attractions is because of that flawed mentality. Not everything has to be an E-Ticket and not everything Disney adds to its parks it going to be an E-Ticket.

Kate Y. said...

We really liked it! We played it yesterday and were able to do three of the seven hunts. It was great--and a few times, as we were getting to or leaving a "clue", we found others playing too! My favorite was the Norway adventure. How cool that they actually take your picture from the "satellite", and then you get to see it! Two other favorites were the "Gong" in China, and the talking parrot in Mexico. You go, Disney Imagineers! We wish we could have done all seven!