Walt Disney World’s first interactive adventure attraction is getting a major facelift come this summer. In an interview with Travel Weekly, Disney Parks and Resort Chairman Tom Staggs confirmed that Epcot’s Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure will be rethemed around the popular Disney Channel series Phineas and Ferb.
Today, Disney Parks Blog went into more detail on the new attraction, which will be called Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure. Kim Possible is slated to close this summer, and soon after Disney World guests will be able to help Agent P stop Dr. Doofenshmirtz by adventuring around Epcot’s World Showcase.
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The central mechanic of Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure seems identical to Kim Possible’s: Travel around one of 7 World Showcase countries and solve clues to help defeat the villain. Disney Parks Blog reports that you will use a “high-tech secret agent device.” It’s unclear if that will just be a re-skinned Kimmunicator from the current attraction, or if Disney World plans on including completely new devices to play the game with.
While I’m a big fan of the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure as it currently is at Disney World, I am more fascinated with the idea of an interactive adventure around Epcot than I am about the world of Kim Possible. I’m excited for this retheming for a few reasons. Phineas and Ferb seems to be extremely popular, so this might help this attraction draw more Epcot guests in. (Side-note: On a recent Disney World trip, I saw a lot of families wearing Phineas and Ferb and Perry the Platypus t-shirts.) Also, this provides an opportunity for the clues and scenarios to be different from the ones currently found at Kim Possible, which will breathe a new and fresh life into the game for die-hard fans who have played the World Showcase adventure dozens of times. Lastly, I think anything that gives me an excuse to wear a fedora is a great thing.
What do you think about this change? Will you miss Kim and the gang, or are you excited to join Agent P on a high-stakes adventure? Let me know on Twitter or Facebook, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.