Simply sign up online at agentpwsa.com while you’re at Epcot. Then, use your smartphone to connect with the powers that be at OWCA, aka, “The Agency.” Choose a country in Epcot’s World Showcase, and get ready to help save the world! Phineas & Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure invites Epcot guests to help Agent P (Perry the Platypus) defeat the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz from carrying out despicable plots and world domination. Even if you’ve never seen the popular Disney Channel show Phineas & Ferb, this is a very cute and enjoyable activity that anyone can play. Guests play at their own pace, but each mission usually takes 30 to 45 minutes. Your interactive communication device prompts you to follow clues and solve the puzzles with clever surprises awaiting you with each mission. The game is free; the only requirement is admission to Epcot. Check out my reasons why this World Showcase activity is really cool, and let’s get started on a new adventure!
1. Secret Spots
Whether you play the game in Mexico, China, Germany, Japan, France, or the United Kingdom, the clues direct players to all corners of the country’s pavilion. I love how I end up discovering secret spots that I never knew existed, an interesting window display that I’ve always overlooked, or a feature of that area that I’ve never noticed before.
2. Happy kids
Wandering through the quaint shops in the World Showcase, enjoying a meal or adult beverage, or looking at a cultural exhibit might not always be the most exciting way to spend time in Epcot. Participating in an Agent P adventure is a fantastic way to get kids involved and interested in touring the World Showcase pavilions. Enjoying a snack or drink and window shopping becomes much easier if we’re playing through a mission at the same time. Adults can play too and have just as much fun as the smaller “secret agents”.
3. Special Effects
Following the clues and solving the puzzles triggers very creative special effects in each country. Statues may move, items might light up, a clock could open up, and Perry might make an appearance or two. It’s a lot of fun to watch other guests’ surprise at the effects that you are creating.
4. New Adventures
Guests can experience different twists and turns in each mission, and it’s never the same adventure twice. I can go back to the same country’s pavilion multiple times to play the game, and there’s always a new clue or effect that I haven’t seen before.
When this activity deputed in Epcot in 2012, guests were given a F.O.N.E. to use to receive clues, which was then returned at the end of the mission. Now guests must used their own smartphone to access the website and play the game. No worries – WiFi on Disney property is complimentary!
Epcot makes it very easy to have fun with an Agent P World Showcase adventure. The kiosk to get signed up and your adventure started is in Future World on the Odyssey Bridge heading towards the World Showcase. When you’re done playing there’s no need to trek back over to the kiosk. Finish what you can and be done when you want to be done!
7. Fun Interactions
Many of the clues lead guests to ask cast members questions or they are instructed to say a secret phrase in order to find the next clue. In my experience, the cast members really enjoy getting involved, and they don’t mind lending assistance if you get stuck.
8. Continuous Play
Once you have successfully completed one mission and are ready to have more fun, you can keep on going. The website will prompt you to choose a new country, and your game easily can continue. Keep in mind that weather conditions may influence the country you want to play in. For instance, the adventure in the Mexico pavilion is completely indoors and perfect for a rainy day or if you’re ready to escape from the hot sun.