Hands-on look at Disney's DuckTales World Showcase Adventure now open at Walt Disney World's EPCOT

Dec 16, 2022 in "Disney's DuckTales World Showcase Adventure "

Disney's DuckTales World Showcase Adventure play test
Posted: Friday December 16, 2022 9:55am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Three years after its original announcement, Disney's DuckTales World Showcase Adventure is now open to guests at EPCOT.

Disney's DuckTales World Showcase Adventure replaces the ten-year-old Phineas and Ferb's World Showcase Adventure, using a new storyline, the Play Disney app, and updated physical props found throughout the World Showcase pavilions.

Disney's DuckTales World Showcase Adventure invites guests to join Scrooge McDuck, Donald, nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, Launchpad, and Webby in search of priceless treasure. Most of the action takes place on your phone in the Play Disney app, but most missions also trigger physical set pieces hidden in the pavilions of World Showcase. It never gets old when your gameplay on the phone makes something happen in the physical world in front of you.

In short, the high-tech scavenger hunt is a great way to explore World Showcase, and an ideal way for a family with kids to spend a couple of hours at the park. The only downisde? More screentime, and more battery drain. But if you can overlook that, this scavenger hunt is a good option in a park light on offerings for younger kids.

Players of the original Phineas and Ferb Adventure may be disappointed that much of that infrastructure here is reused, although rethemed to DuckTales, but for fans of DuckTales, it is a must-do. The number of missions spread throughout World Showcase means you can spend a long time playing without repetition. You also get real DuckTales animation, theme-song music and the original voice cast.

How to Play Disney's DuckTales World Showcase Adventure

Download Play Disney from your device's app store to get started, and find the Disney DuckTales World Showcase Adventure game.

Your first choice is to find a country to play in. Most of EPCOT's World Showcase countries are included - China, Mexico, Norway, Germany, Japan, France, and United Kingdom.

Once at a pavilion, the Play Disney app will take you through the missions and even reward you on successful completion.

Disney's DuckTales World Showcase Adventure is available to anyone with the Play Disney app, and is included with regular park admission from park open to park close.

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ToTBellHopJan 17, 2023

I don’t recall any of our contracts with the company requiring us to be fair. Therefore, I am in breach of nothing and do not have to return to my role as the “it’s a small world” cowboy.

MisterPenguinJan 17, 2023

To be fair to Disney, the renewal of Phineas and Ferb is part of a recent deal with a content creator. It's likely that content creator arranged for the series to come back as part of the deal.

castlecake2.0Jan 17, 2023

My fave example of this is when they recarpeted the Disney store I worked at only to announce its closure 1 month later

ToTBellHopJan 17, 2023

All it tells me is that interdepartmental communication in this company is nonexistent.

FearJan 17, 2023

All this tells me is that they're open to renewing DuckTales and finishing up the Negaduck teaser from the Darkwing Duck introduction episode.

ToTBellHopJan 13, 2023

It’s hilarious to see this a month after they switched from Agent P to the (canceled) Ducktales.

Sharon&SusanJan 13, 2023

Everything old is new again! https://variety.com/2023/tv/news/phineas-and-ferb-revival-dan-povenmire-disney-branded-television-1235488876/

StumposJan 04, 2023

Well, Donald's still in it far more than the original series and he does get several episodes focusing on him. And how exactly does smart nerd equal Dipper clone? Smart nerd characters have existed for decades long before Dipper Pines was created. Velma Dinkley's a smart nerd too, are you gonna call all the smart nerd characters a clone of Velma? I don't see how Dewey's that much a jerk. He's more of an impulsive adventure loving guy with a slight showmanship attitude but not a jerk. And he does get character development later on. Louie also does go through character development later on to use his seeing all the angles talent for good and helping others like in The Trickening, Rumble for Ragnorak, and Louie's Eleven. And character flaws shouldn't be bad inherently since it gives good character development. Besides, there are a lot of great greedy guys with hearts of gold that exist like Daffy Duck on The Looney Tunes Show, Eddy from Ed Edd n Eddy, Kuzco on Emperor's New Groove, and Timmy Turner on the Fairly OddParents. And compared to how ruthless and nasty they were in the original shorts where they antagonize Donald, Dewey and Louie are far more likable and nicer here. Do you really believe that Matt and Frank decided to run the show just so they could turn a show they loved watching when they were kids into Gravity Ducks? Matt Youngberg and Frank Angones didn't even work on Gravity Falls to begin with. Besides, just because it has overarching story arcs and mysteries doesn't make it a Gravity Falls clone. Like Avatar, Steven Universe, Star vs the Forces of Evil, Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure, OK KO, Amphibia, Owl House, Big Hero 6 The Series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012, Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated, Adventure Time, Legend of Korra, the Ben 10 franchise, She Ra 2018, Carmen Sandiego 2019, and Young Justice are like that, are they Gravity Falls clones too? Heck, Webby isn't that much like Mabel. I know in the past you've said they're "loud, excitable, and crazy" but that's hardly enough to make them that similar since Webby's not into guys, she isn't as overly girly as Mabel (granted Webby's still feminine here, but not Mabel levels), is more into adventuring, less selfish, and more paranoid. Like what would it take to try and prove Webby isn't Mabel 2.0? Besides, gotta admit, it does beat her 1987 self who was a pretty flat character that played the innocent girl schtick a bit too much. And even people who love or even prefer the 1987 show aren't exactly gonna consider 1987 Webby the best character there and don't think too highly of her there. I'm not trying to call you a bad person for not liking the show, I'm just trying to bring up some points to you is all.

TwilightZoneDec 18, 2022

I kinda like it, reminds me of webgames I used to play as a kid 🤣

MrPromeyDec 17, 2022

Oof! Can anyone who's experienced this confirm if all of the "animation" is this bad? I really hope it's not all like that.

MrPromeyDec 17, 2022

Probably the same one that explains why humans on are on these missions making all this stuff happen?

TwilightZoneDec 17, 2022

Wow I am really happy this finally opened! It seems like a perfect IP for the experience.

DisneyWall-EDec 16, 2022

Or play tic-tac-toe. Number of players: 0

yensidtlaw1969Dec 16, 2022

In fairness, there weren't any floor tiles to oversell with either of those developments.