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Kinect Disneyland Adventures

We've recently got hold of a Kinect for our Xbox and along with it a copy of the Disneyland Adventures game.

The game allows players to explore a highly-detailed virtual version of Disneyland California.  You can meet a huge array of characters, who send you on a variety of quests to find objects around the park.  You get magic items which release coins and secrets around the park and on top of this there are loads of games based on various rides such as Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean which involve swooping, throwing, dancing and hiding!

To begin with I'm going to look at the Snow White and Pinocchio elements.
Snow White stands by the Snow White Grotto and Wishing Well (so I've finally visited it, if only virtually).  I've yet to actually accept her quest so I don't know what she sends the player off to do.

 
 Pinocchio stands near the Flying Dumbo ride and sends the player on a quest for Toffee Apples.  When you have retrieved 5 apples from around Fantasyland and Main Street USA, he then sends you for 10 chisels so that he can complete his chores.  When you have found these he thanks you and asks that if you see any other toffee apples to return them.

Neither Snow White's Scary Adventures or Pinocchio's Daring Journey rides feature as games in this although you can take a photo of the entrance to the Snow White dark ride.

I will return to the game as and when I reach relevant aspects in films or rides in my marathon.

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