Description And Comments
In their eponymous Disney Channel show, Phineas and Ferb have a pet platypus named Perry. In the presence of humans, Perry doesnâ€™t do a whole lot. (To be fair, weâ€™re not experts on typical platypus behavior, but read on.) When the kids aren't looking, though, Perry takes on the role of Agent P - a fedora-wearing, James Bondâ€“esque secret agent who battles the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz to prevent world domination (or at least domination of the â€œtri-state areaâ€ in which the show is based).
In Agent P's World Showcase Adventure, youâ€™re a secret agent helping Perry, and you receive a Field Operative Notification Equipment (or F.O.N.E., get it?), a mobile phoneâ€“like device before youâ€™re dispatched on a mission to your choice of seven World Showcase pavilions. Once you arrive at the pavilion, the FONEâ€™s video screen and audio provide various clues to help you solve a set of simple puzzles necessary for defeating Doofenshmirtzâ€™s plan. As you discover each clue, youâ€™ll find special effects such as talking statues and flaming lanterns, plus live "secret agents" stationed in the pavilions just for this attraction. For example, in a prior version of the game you were instructed to utter the phrase "Danger is my cup of tea" to someone working behind the counter at the United Kingdomâ€™s tea shop; he or she would respond by handing you a Twinings tea packet on which was printed a clue to solve a puzzle.
Agent P makes static World Showcase pavilions more interactive and kid-friendly. The adventures have simple clues, fast pacing, and neat rewards for solving the puzzles. Lenâ€™s teenage daughter, Hannah, will happily spend an entire afternoon in World Showcase playing this game and drinking Japanese sodas. Donâ€™t be surprised if, having completed one pavilionâ€™s adventure, your child wants to do the same.
This attraction opened in 2009 as the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure and was rethemed to Phineas and Ferb in 2012. Reader reviews have been uniformly positive since its Kim Possible debut, and we've heard the same with Agent P.
Playing the game is free, and no deposit is required for the FONE. You'll need a valid theme park ticket to sign up before play and you can choose both the time and location of your adventure. Register at Future World's Innovations East or Innoventions West buildings or along the Odyssey Bridge connecting Future World to World Showcase. Report to the Italy, Norway, or the United Kingdom Pavilion to pick up your FONE before heading off to your chosen country.
Each group can have up to three FONEs for the same adventure. Because you're working with a device about the size of a cell phone, it's best if you have one FONE for every two people in your group.
There are multiple puzzles to solve at each pavilion before completing one country's game. The time it takes to complete one country's game depends on the number of people ahead of you at each puzzle, how long it takes you to complete the puzzle, and how long it takes you to find and to walk to the next puzzle. Allow about 20 minutes per game.
From a Fairlawn, New Jersey, dad:
[Agent P's] World Showcase Adventure should be renamed "How to Keep the Tweens Out of your Hair While you Enjoy World Showcase."
A Tucker, Georgia, mother of a 7-year-old is also a fan:
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed [Agent P's] World Showcase Adventure--in many ways, we thought it was the best thing in the park. The interactivity was clever and exciting, the clues were challenging yet simple enough for a child to figure out, plus NO LINES!
A reader from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, recounts:
From your description, it didn't sound like much fun [Really? - The Authors], but my 4- and 7-year-olds LOVED it. We did three adventures in a row, then returned two days later and did another.
Other Attractions in World Showcase
- Flower Power Concerts
- Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
- IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
- Impressions de France
- Mariachi Cobre
- O Canada!
- Off Kilter
- Reflections of China
- Serveur Amusant
- Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps
- The American Adventure
- The British Revolution
- The Jeweled Dragon Acrobats
- The Ziti Sisters
- Voices of Liberty
- World Showcase Players - United Kingdom
Touring Plans with Agent P's World Showcase Adventure
- Epcot One-Day Touring Plan for Tweens and Their Parents
- Epcot One-Day Touring Plan for Parents with Small Children
- Epcot Late Arrival One-Day Touring Plan for Parents with Small Children
- Epcot World Showcase Afternoon Touring Plan
- Ultimate Touring Plan: Epcot
- See all Touring Plans...
|Opening Date||June 23, 2012|
|Scope and scale||Minor Attraction|
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