Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from Walt Disney World.
I had a great opportunity my last morning at Walt Disney World. The Imagineers were conducting a public "play test" of A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas. This is a new interactive experience that will be opening in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom in the near future. The testing started earlier in the morning and I managed to make it there about 11:45am and was one of the last groups through, they shut down around noon. The adventure begins at the Enlistment Quarters, the old Crows Nest.
The only signs it was open for the play test was an open door.
On the other side a cast member was out to answer questions and he also gave the introduction to the game.
We were shown inside by the cast member and he explained what we were about to embark on.
He then issued us a talisman that would be our key to unlock the game.
We then could go to one of the three kiosks to start our adventure.
You put the talisman on the symbol and the video begins to play your first clue and it tells you which quest you will be embarking on.
There were five maps out. Since this was a play test they stressed what we were seeing may not be the final set of maps or content on the maps.
Our quest was the Guardian’s Curse. Here is a look a the map.
The introduction text on the map.
The map. We were told to head for the compass first.
Before heading off a look around the room.
The wall behind you (assuming you are facing the kiosks).
Our first stop was the compass. This is located across from Pirates. When you put the talisman on the symbol the compass springs to life and points to where you will be heading next (there is narration too). We were directed across the plaza to the parrot for further instructions.
Approaching the parrot symbol, it is on the gun handle which is on the crate. The parrot itself is in the shadow on the left in this picture.
A video clip of the parrot in action.
Next up for us was the bulls-eye. This stop is located down near the Swiss Family Tree House.
A couple video clips of the cannon fire and treasure unveiling and our final clue.
Our final stop, the captain’s hat. Located where the mini Jungle Cruise boats once sailed.
Video of the finale to our quest. After this played an Imagineer approached us, thanked us and asked for feedback.
They shut down the test at noon which was about the time we wrapped up our quest. So I did not have a chance to try any of the others or learn more. Here is a look at a couple of the other maps. Again note they stressed these are still works in progress.
Hope you enjoyed this look at a play test of the upcoming Pirates Adventure. For additional photos and details from this trip you can check out the full updates I posted on my site, http://disneygeek.com Also be sure to follow me on twitter @disneygeekcom for pictures from the parks.