If you thought interactive and in-park games were only for Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, with Kim Possible’s World Showcase Adventure and the newly announced Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, well think again! It is time for you to earn your right to be named a true Wilderness Explorer just like in the Disney-Pixar movie UP. This latest iteration in the wave of new interactive games in Disney Parks has found its way into Disney’s Animal Kingdom. While only in testing at the moment, you can expect a much broader roll-out of this experience in the not too distant future. So I know you are tired of all this build up when what you really want are the details. Well not to worry Wilderness Explorer-in-training click past the break as Da Mouse walks you through the test of this experience and shares tons of photos and our first impressions. Don’t wait another second, it is time to explore!
Overall the experience was quite fun and there is no question that this would make for an exciting addition to the Animal Kingdom theme park entertainment offerings. These specific journeys we tested today give park goers more reason to visit the often missed animal trails and that is only a good thing. The theming with the use of UP branding fits perfectly and the possibility of receiving real badges even if for a small up-charge would be quite fun and provide a grand keepsake to remember your adventure by. Overall the difficulty level makes this geared towards the younger crowd but it plays well as something the family can do together. The survey mentioned having tiered-difficulty badge challenges and that would also be a welcome addition once this is finally deployed. Everyone at Da Mouse is excited to have played through these tests of the Wilderness Explorer games and we can’t wait to see what the finished product turns into. There is a good chance you will find all of this exciting news too