Fun Find Friday
June 22, 2012
It's time to change your fate. In the past Disney
has come up with some creative ways to help promote new films they
are releasing. In late 2004 and early 2005 a giant Chicken Little
hung out near the Brown Derby in Hollywood Studios, also in 2004
some characters from Home on the Range received their own float
during the Magic Kingdom parade, and just a few years ago Lotso
joined Block Party Bash to help get more excitement for Toy Story 3!
Just a few weeks ago Disney came up with a brilliant
idea on how to help spread the word about the newest Disney/Pixar
film, Brave! One part of the film revolves around the Highland
Games, a competition to determine which son from a Scottish clan
will be the lucky person to marry Merida. So naturally, Epcot has
set up their own Highland Games!
After you enter the area you get to spin a giant
wheel that determines your fate and the family you are going to be
playing for in these games! I ended up getting MacGuffin. After you
are assigned your family you receive a button to celebrate who you
The first game up is Merida's personal favorite,
archery! Every guest gets to take one spot in hopes of achieving the
ultimate goal: a bullseye!
After taking your shot you step up to the next
station, the hammer drop! At this station guests place a bean bag on
top of a slingshot and slam down the hammer to propel it into the
air with the goal of making it land in a basket in front of the
launching pad! Unlike the archery segment, each guests gets two
shots at this one!
The next step in the Highland games is the bean bag
toss (much like the Scotts did in the olden days)! Your goal this
time is simple. Throw a bean bag into one of the holes being guarded
by Hamish, Harris, and Hubert! Guests get two throws during this
game as well.
The final game is the log toss. Here guests are
handed a log that they must flip in the air at least once and try to
make it lie in a straight line. This was probably the most fun of
all the games (probably because it's the only one I actually
accomplished what I was supposed to)!
As I stated earlier, Disney has always done a great
job of promoting future films, but I think this is one of the most
clever, and interactive, ways I have seen so far. If you are in
Epcot in the near future make sure you stop by for this very cool
Fun Find! While in the area check out the following tapestry to get
a nice overview of all the main characters from the film:
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