If there’s one thing that Weston loves, it’s technology. He also loves to run and play. So I was so excited to learn more about Disney Playmation while at D23 Expo because it combines active play with video gaming!
Disney Playmation Wearable Technology
Before we hit D23 Expo, I had heard a bit about Disney Playmation but I didn’t really understand exactly how it all worked. Seeing it in action helped a lot, so check it out! I also showed this video to Weston and now all he talks about is going on a mission with Captain America! I have to admit that it’s pretty cute!
So to get started with Disney Playmation, you get the Repulsor Gear Starter Pack (affiliate link) which comes with the Repulsor Gear, 2 Power Activators, 2 Smart Figures, instructions, and 25 embedded missions. Additional missions are available for download for gear registered with the AvengersNet app.
But straight out of the box, you don’t need a WiFi connection or an app to play one of the 25 original missions! That makes this a great gift for the kids! I’m always looking for something for the kids to do when the internet isn’t working! Please tell me I’m not the only parent with this struggle!
The Repulsor Gear communicates with the two Power Activators in the Starter Pack to track where the player is at any time. It can also communicate with the app although it is not a requirement for the technology to work. As each level begins the player receives instructions via the Repulsor Gear speaker. Throughout the entire mission the child can hear music and sound effects as they follow the directions.
Encouraging Active Play
Disney Playmation brings the world of the Avengers to life in a new way while encouraging kids to get up and get moving! To complete the missions, kids must run, jump, and even duck for cover.
While watching a demonstration, the girl had to hide behind a bean bag chair so the power activator couldn’t sense her Repulsor Gear. Then she had to leap over a pillow and pretend that she was flying!
While the Repulsor Gear begins with a set number of offensive and defensive movies, as kids complete the missions they can level up and unlock new abilities! And the gear also has different profiles so kids can share equipment and work at their own pace!
Playmation Marvel’s Avengers is available in October. Star Wars and Disney Frozen systems are also being developed for future release! Pre-order your Repulsor Gear Starter Pack now and get ready to watch your kids active play soar with more imagination and creativity!
Stay updated on Disney Playmation by visiting playmation.com, connecting with Playmation on Facebook, or following on Twitter @playmation. You can also check out more videos of Playmation in action on YouTube!