PHOTOS - Kingdom Hearts III preview center opens at Disney Springs

Dec 14, 2018 in "Disney Springs"

Kingdom Hearts III preview at Disney Springs
Posted: Friday December 14, 2018 10:29am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney today opened a new limited time Kingdom Hearts experience at Disney Springs.

Beginning December 14 2018, the experience gives guests the chance to play some of the Kingdom Hearts III game, see a Keyblade exhibit and special artwork.

Visitors can also pre-order the game using kiosks, which is set for release on January 29 2019. The Disney Springs Kingdom of Hearts experience will be open through January 31 2019, and can be found in the former Disney Corner building across from the Polite Pig.

A virtual queue is in effect at least for today, so if you are planning on visiting, be sure to check in with Guest Relations at the preview to get your spot in the virtual line and be paged when you gameplay time is ready.

Executives from Disney and Square Enix were also on-hand today to officially open the preview - which you can see in the video below.

Kingdom Hearts III is an upcoming action role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the twelfth installment in the Kingdom Hearts series, a sequel to Kingdom Hearts II, and the final chapter in the Dark Seeker saga. Characters from Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Hero 6, Tangled, and Frozen make appearances in the game.

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Pi on my CakeFeb 06, 2019

Any indication of a replacement?

dreamersymphonyFeb 06, 2019

Last day of operation was last Thursday. Some of the wall art might still be up but I’m sure most of the inside has been removed by now.

Pi on my CakeFeb 06, 2019

So, now that the game is out, is this still there? Or has it been started to be replaced yet?

Gitson ShigglesDec 29, 2018

There are some neat displays in there, but I don’t find fulfillment by waiting in line to play a game I can have at home in a month.

dreamersymphonyDec 16, 2018

I was at Springs for a few hours today and it seemed to be significantly less crowded than yesterday. Arrived at 9:30 and was in the first group to enter the building. (If you’re a single player in your party it helps since you only need one screen). The line did get pretty long by opening but once people started going through it pretty much disappeared.

wdwmagicDec 14, 2018

it was a couple of hours today, but there are a lot of superfine there today. I would expect to see it improve over the coming days.

dreamersymphonyDec 14, 2018

Does anyone have an idea how long people have had to wait for their play time? I’d like to get in there on Sunday but if it’s a long time I’ll probably have to pass :’(

KBLovesDisneyDec 14, 2018

Love how this reminds me of Innoventions when they brought in Sega Genesis games. Ah, good times.

ThatMouseDec 14, 2018

As a PC gamer, this is as exciting as the store selling Apple accessories! lol!

wdwmagicDec 14, 2018

PHOTOS - Kingdom Hearts III preview center opens at Disney Springs

dreamersymphonyDec 12, 2018

I’m headed there first thing Saturday to do exactly that. :) There have been similar sort of pop-ups in recent months and I think this is the same sort of thing, but I agree it’s certainly worth documenting considering it’s at WDW. Also there’s an error in the article. The game releases Jan 29th, not 25th ;)

Cmdr_CrimsonDec 12, 2018

In the past they have sold a shirt and a hoodie but, that's pretty much it..

Jon81ukDec 12, 2018

The store in the Japan pavillion is run by Mitsukoshi, a Japanese department store. Therefore if they can't get hold of the merchandise then they can't sell it.

GhostHostWiththeMostToastDec 11, 2018

I was thinking earlier it's a no-brainer for Disney to do exactly that, but with Wreck-It Ralph.