The game features characters Stitch from Lilo & Stitch, Dory from Finding Nemo, Pooh from Winnie the Pooh, and Simba from The Lion King. Disney Friends uses voice and touch to control the actions and emotional behaviors of the game's characters. Disney Friends also features adventure elements which offers players the opportunity to bond with the characters while exploring memorable film environments and moments. The game also includes collecting Disney pins if the player does certain tasks, like raising a friendship level. For example, on special days like the user's birthday, the characters may do something special for them, like wear a hat and say "Happy Birthday!".
The game takes place in Cinderella's Castle. In order to unlock Stitch, the player must do Guardian Training with the Alien from Toy Story. When the user unlocks Stitch, more Guardian Training must be followed. Stitch will give the user a camera which results in a daily photo opportunity with Stitch.
To unlock Dory, the player must be a rookie.
To unlock Pooh, the player must be an assistant.
To unlock Simba, the player must be a novice.
Stitch: Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Space Chicken, and Coffee Bottle
Dory: Kelp Crunchy
Pooh: Honey Cake
Simba: Bug Crunchy
There are several Disney characters to look after. Each have three special locations to visit and a special game, as well as a drawing tool and music tool and other toys.
Tinker Bell is your guide who welcomes you to your Guardian Lounge. After you have unlocked all of your friends, The magic goes weird and you have to get a bag of pixie dust from each character's world to restore the balance.
There are many collectibles available throughout the game:
Use it to buy food, clothes and toys for your friends.
In each world, there are Hidden Mickey Heads for you to collect. Once you collect them all in one character's world they unlock a Mickey Hat for you to buy. If you collect them all in the game, you earn a pin and trophy.
Pins are used to reward you for your efforts. They can be viewed in the Trophy Room.
Trophies are given to your for being really good friends with a character. They can be viewed in The Trophy Room.
Scrap Book Pieces
After filling up the guardian point level for a character, they will give you a piece of their scrapbook. There are nine pieces in total. It can be viewed in Tinker Bell's Room.