Ducktales, Woohoo! Is it just us or every time you say Ducktales, you feel compelled to follow it up with the Woohoo!? Anyways. As kids of the nineties we grew up with – The Disney Afternoon, two glorious hours of cartoons that ran Monday through Friday. Over the years the shows changed, but the Disney Afternoon for us will always consist of Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Talespin, Darkwing Duck, and the reason we’re all here – Ducktales! Rumors are swirling around Ducktales having a greater presence at Walt Disney World. We’re busting out those treasure maps and heading out to help Huey, Dewey, and Louie find that Lost Lamp!
Who Is Agent P?
Don’t worry, we asked the same thing. Agent P is character from the Disney cartoon Phineas and Ferb, who is a secret agent on a mission to stop his nemesis Dr. Doofenshmirtz. In an interactive scavenger spread around Epcot’s World Showcase, you’re tasked to join Agent P on his mission. Similar to the Wilderness Explorers Club at the Animal Kingdom, Agent P World Showcase Adventure is designed to bring up to 9 guests deep into 6 of the different World Showcase Pavilions on a truly unique interactive experience.
To kick-off your adventure you can use the Disney Play app on your smartphone or pick up an interactive device from mission control at the entrance to the World Showcase. If you’re using the Disney Play app on your smartphone you can begin the adventure at any time. All you need to do is register from at the following site (www.agentpwsa.com). Please note that the missions reset at the end of the day and progress is not saved. The big advantage to picking up device provided by Disney is you’ll receive “coins” as a souvenir.
Agent P was added in the summer of 2012, and replaced the original World Show Adventure themed to Kim Possible. The rumors are circling the World Showcase Adventure could be in line for an update. For what? Our clues are directing us towards Ducktales.
Passholder Insights: The Disney Play app does use data. If you’re looking to save data Disney has free wifi in the parks. It can be slow depending on how busy the parks are on a given day.
Ducktales Recent History
In the summer of 2017, Disney relaunched arguably the best cartoon from the old Disney Afternoon series, Ducktales. The cartoon was brought back with a new animation style that’s similar to the animation being used for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and new character voices. It’s become a lethal combination as the show is a critically acclaimed success. It has received a variety of award nominations and cast members have won awards for best voice acting.
Based on its success Disney World has been looking for ways to bring the characters into the parks. Last summer at the Animal Kingdom, Disney added a new character meet ‘n greet in Dinoland called Donald’s Dino Bash. Long story short, Donald found out ducks are related to dinosaurs and he wanted to celebrate with a bash! What’s interesting is how two of the meet ‘n greets were characters from Ducktales- LaunchPad McQuack, and Donald’s Uncle Scrooge McDuck. The Bash has been so popular that what was originally planned to be just a summer offering, is coming up on its one year anniversary.
Passholder Insights: There are a couple of the cutest “dinosaurs” hiding in the woods as part of the meet ‘n greet. They can be hard to find. Keep an eye open for a walkway to the left of the entrance to Dinosaur. You’ll want to head pass Daisy Duck to find them.
What We Could See
As the rumors go, we could see Disney retheme the World Showcase Interactive Adventure to a storyline based on Ducktales. If we were betting people, which we’re not, we would be willing to bet the storyline would be built around Disney’s Ducktales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp from 1990. It would fit perfectly with the adventure style interactive game. Additionally, Disney is releasing new episodes of the updated show that tie into the original movie. Could this be the famed “X” we’ve been looking for Indy?
An update to the World Showcase Interactive Adventure would make a lot of sense. First and foremost, a tie in to Ducktales would speak to a generation who grew up with the show and is primed to bring their little ones to Walt Disney World. Secondly, Epcot is kicking off an overall update to the park with a redo of the Future World spine, new Play pavilion, and additional attractions like Ratatouille. Fingers crossed we see more Ducktales in the parks. You said “Woohoo!” when you read that didn’t you? We knew it!