Developed by Frontier Developments and published by Microsoft Studios on Kinect for Xbox 360, Kinect Disneyland Adventures is a video game that has recreated a large amount of the Disneyland theme park, with themed games based on the rides in place of many of the rides.In addition to minigames based on various Disneyland attractions, the game allows you to meet, take photos of, bow to and dance with, high five, hug characters, and let characters sign your autographs. The characters also ask you to do favors. Also, you can see recognizable rides and locations.This game is sort of like the classic Capcom game Adventures in the Magic Kingdom. The basic concepts are there: you can walk around the park, there are people who ask you to do favors (well, answer trivia questions), you can see recognizable rides, meet Disney characters, and the attractions are levels in the game that all play differently from each other. Kinect Disneyland Adventures seems like that game's concept fully realized. You explore a far larger, more convincing Disneyland that's modeled after the layout of the real place and has lots of people in it.Gameplay is open world play style with minigames.List of Attractions That the Minigames are Based on
Bizarrchitecture: In the Haunted Mansion, you fall through the stretching gallery off of the foyer, tumbling through large doors and past rafters as you plummet for minutes, only to end up right-side up in a hallway back near the foyer. The supernatural is definitely at work.
Braids, Beads and Buckskins: The Native American figures in Main Street and Frontierland, matching their real-life counterparts. Also, the Native American girl on It's a Small World.
Bowdlerise: Caterpillar blows bubbles with his hookah instead of smoke in the ride Alice in Wonderland.
Cel Shading: Employed in the rides based on animated films.
Derelict Graveyard: The junkyard in Space Mountain as well as the caverns in Pirates of the Caribbean, which contain a number of lost ships.
Digital Avatar: The player can customize their avatar, changing things like skin color, hairstyles, and clothing.
Does This Remind You of Anything?: Certain aspects of Space Mountain, such as the comet field and the space battle, call to mind the original Star Tours, which does not appear due to it being the property of Lucasfilm. Also, Black Barty is a debonair, glory-starved, anti-hero swashbuckler who irks many of the people he encounters, not unlike a particular Johnny Depp role. Savvy?
Disney Princess: Tiana, Snow White, Aurora, Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, and Jasmine.
Edible Ammunition: The player throws fruit in Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean. It's very effective!
Electric Jellyfish: Unlike those in the movie, the jellyfish in Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage produce visible electrical sparks when their tentacles are touched.
Explosions in Space: The explosions of Zurg's robots look the same even after leaving the planet. Space Mountain contains more accurate portrayals, since colliding with a mine leads to a quick flash of light like those seen in the distance during the space battle sequence.
Fictional Currency: The money in the game comes in the form of bronze, silver, and gold coins with Mickey's head on one side and the castle on the other. This money is so plentiful that it oozes from the very scenery when magic items are used.
Frickin' Laser Beams: Used in Space Mountain and Astro Blasters, and Buzz Lightyear gives the player a blaster that can be used around the park.
Game-Breaking Bug: If you pick up only one or two of the first three golden scarabs for Genie and then end the game, the ones you've already collected will not be counted and can not be collected again. Thus, it becomes impossible to finish this quest and any subsequent quests based on its completion.
Museum Game: The game is based on Disneyland itself, so it makes sense that it's filled with Disney characters. It's an interactive game version of Disneyland, and in itself, is also filled with Disney characters and levels themed after different movies or rides. The ability to visit locations from movies in the form of minigame challenges is what pushes it into this territory.
Mythology Gag: Many comments and actions by the Disney characters, as well as some sights on the rides themselves, particularly those based on Disney films. One notable example would be Buzz Lightyear's Spanish-themed dance.
One of the rooms in The Haunted Mansion that the possessed suit of armor chases you through is the Winter Garden from the video game based on the attraction.
Never Smile at a Crocodile: Captain Hook experiences this trope at the end of Peter Pan's Flight, but it is played straight for the player with the crocodilians in Splash Mountain, Jungle Cruise, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Our Ghosts Are Different: The ghost of Big Thunder Mountain is a different color from the more antagonistic spirits seen around The Haunted Mansion.
The Ghost: Both park patrons and Disney characters make reference to many other Disney characters who do not actually appear in the game.
The Trickster: Chip & Dale, Genie, Stitch and Br'er Rabbit. In fact, in order to acquire those particular characters' autographs, the player has to purchase the "Tricksters" autograph book from one of the shops.