I’m not entirely sure why, but for some reason, we had never managed to go on Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure during any of our other recent trips to Epcot – until this year. Now I am kicking myself for never stopping at the kiosk to check it out in years past because it was AWESOME and my kids loved it.
Basically, you become a secret agent and go undercover on an interactive quest around World Showcase at Epcot. Join Agent P and help solve clues to thwart some of Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s most daringly evil plots. Families get to scour for clues throughout the World Showcase in order to solve the mission.
The World showcase is a section at Epcot that contains eleven pavilions, each themed and dedicated to represent a specific country (Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, the American Adventure, Japan, Morocco, France, the United Kingdom and Canada)
We signed up for our mission near the International Gateway (where you walk from Epcot into the World Showcase section of the park), where we received our assignment and picked up an interactive handheld device that guided us on our mission. If you are already deep into the World Showcase, you can always sign up for a mission at Odyssey Bridge, the Norway Pavilion and in the Italy Pavilion, too.
When we did sign up, we were given a high-tech detection device called a F.O.N.E., or Field Operative Notification Equipment, to help us maneuver through our mission.
The F.O.N.E. uses state-of-the-art technology that connected us with Phineas & Ferb characters, who provided clues to help us stop Dr. Doofenshmirtz from carrying out his devious plans.
We were given the option to do our mission in Mexico, China or the United Kingdom. We chose Mexico.
I loved that the entire mission was held in one place and in our case, it was the pyramid. That made it easy to stay on track. Once we reached the pyramid, Major Monogram and Carl gave us our mission while Dr. Doofenshmirtz told us about his “flashbackanator” and how he planned to use it.
Once we were inside, we listened to the prompts to find the clues we were looking for.
My six year old got bored with the mission after a few minutes, so Chris took him off to visit the gift shops inside the pyramid while I finished the mission with my nine year old.
The F.O.N.E. gave us our clues & together, myself and my nine year old searched for them (don’t worry – they were easy enough to find). One clue would lead to the next and it was basically like a big scavenger hunt.
Here are a few of the things we had to find.
After about 30 minutes, we were finished and the volcano inside the pyramid “errupted” and alas, the inator was destroyed & we saved the day.
We had the option to either return The F.O.N.E. or head over to another country for another mission. We had lunch reservations, we we opted to just do one mission that day and there was a prompt on the screen (with a picture) that instructed us where to leave the F.O.N.E.
Each mission lasts anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, and because each pavilion hosts a different mission, you can go back again and again.
With some skill, and a little bit of luck, you and Agent P can defeat Dr. Doofenshmirtz! We loved it and will definitely be going on more missions on future trips to Epcot.