One of the things we especially enjoyed on our recent Disney World vacation, was the chance to experience food, resorts, and attractions that were new to us. It may seem odd to say, but one of the benefits of visiting Disney during the busy Christmas/New Years week, is that it is the perfect time to discover things that you are usually too busy to see or do.
And that is precisely how we discovered, on New Years Eve afternoon, the Kim Possible Adventure in Epcot’s World Showcase, and learned how we could “save the world”. It’s free fun, and educational too (but don’t tell your kids that). In fact, on an afternoon when the wait for many attractions numbered in the hours, we found that spending the time with Kim Possible was the perfect way to enjoy the day in a way that we had never tried before. Very cool stuff, this saving the world thing….who knew?
So if you too would like to save the world (or at least a small portion of it), here is what you need to know.
Start off by registering with a Kim Possible agent at one of the designated locations in World Showcase. There, they will scan your park ticket and give you a special Fast Pass to report to a specific location at a specific time. When you are there, you will receive your mission….and your “Kimmunicator” which is a GPS cell phone you use to receive your instructions throughout the mission.
It was my daughter, at age 20, who decided to give this a try and we went along with her for “fun”. And fun it was! The area we had to report to was Germany, so we followed the instructions given on the Kimmunicator to start at a certain spot and listen for what to do next. Throughout the mission then, we were given more clues and instructions, about looking for different objects, going to specific locations, and figuring out information that was needed to move forward to the next stop…so that we could thwart those nasty evil-doers from achieving their dastardly plans.
And this is, in my opinion, the true beauty of this experience. You are LEARNING things as you go along! You have to actually read some of the signs, and look for the details that are all over World Showcase that nobody ever stops to see because everyone is so busy trying to get on Soarin’. Here we stopped, we read, we did what Kim Possible told us to do, and we were rewarded with some cool special effects (not giving them away though, you’ll have to find out yourself!), and a lot of fun. And yup, we learned a few things along the way.
Oh, and did I mention that it’s FREE??
Now the thing is, many probably think this is an activity for little kids, but honestly, we were 3 adults and we had a blast. In fact, it is probably most suited to older kids who have the patience to go through all the clues and get to the end. And it would be fun for groups or individuals to do.
Once you finish (it takes about 30-40 minutes), if you liked saving the world once, you can do it again….in fact, 7 different countries in World Showcase offer this activity, and each one is different. Our daughter saved the world 4 times that day.
Want more information? Check out the Kim Possible Adventure page on Disneyworld.com. And then be sure to see if you can save the world on your next Disney World vacation!