Kinect: Disneyland Adventures, also known as Disneyland Adventures, is an open world video game developed by Frontier Developments for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console and its Kinect peripheral, with a later remaster developed by Asobo Studio for Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. It is set in a virtual recreation of the Disneyland theme park circa 2011, featuring mini-games inspired by some of the park's major attractions. In addition to the mini-games, the game also allows players to take photos of their child avatars at the park and hug characters. The characters appear in their normal proportions from their films as opposed to appearing as costumed performers in the parks in real life.
The game was remastered and re-released for Xbox One and Windows 10 via the Microsoft Store on October 31, 2017. The remaster adds support for 4K resolution, high-dynamic range graphics, and traditional controls with either an Xbox One controller or a mouse and keyboard (along with Kinect for Xbox One support). The Windows version was later re-released on Steam and retail discs on September 14, 2018; the Steam and retail releases add support for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 along with Windows 10.
Over 43 different Disney characters appear in the game for meet-and-greets throughout the park. Like with the actual park characters, the player can interact with them, take photos with them, dance with them, acquire their autographs and give them hugs or high-fives. They also give the player quests to do to help them. Some won't appear until certain criteria are met first, such as completing tasks for characters they are related to, or acquiring a certain magic item when it becomes available upon reaching its magic level prerequisite through completing tasks to level up the magic gauge. The meet-and-greet characters include:
There are several types of photos in this game. The player cannot take any pictures until they have the camera from Mickey and have bought the corresponding photo album from the shop in the respective section of the park. They include:
Photo Passes: These are pictures of landmarks around the park. Altogether there are 79 to capture, they are easy to find as each landmark has a notification sign near them that bounces to indicate if the photo has not been taken yet.
Discoveries: These are places of interest around the park. Many are given to you by characters for a task they need completed to help out other characters in the process. They will provide a photo album necessary to place the photos in to complete the task. These can be found when a blue circle with an arrow appears when in the vicinity of one. The arrow points towards the target for the photo. Once the picture is taken, the circle disappears.
Hidden Mickeys: Hidden Mickeys are located around the park for you to find. There are 98 altogether. The uncollected ones give off blue sparkles when nearby.
Character Snapshots: Each character can be snapshot with the player. There are 44 of these. The player's child avatar will pose with the character for the photo.
So far Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Buzz Lightyear, Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, Tiana, Naveen, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Alice speak Japanese in its release of the game.
The Disneyland Adventures remaster is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, which means that players who buy the game digitally on Xbox One or Windows 10 through the Microsoft Store receive both console and PC versions of the game for no additional charge and can share and sync save files stored on cloud servers.
In the original Kinect release, the player begins the game at the park's front gates, where they are first guided by the Golden Ticket in character creation and soon meet Mickey in front of the topiary of his face shortly thereafter (by walking a short distance away and waving). In the remastered release, the player instead creates their character in the Central Plaza in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle without the Golden Ticket appearing and then meets Mickey immediately after creating their character (without having to walk).
The remaster adds the ability to jump while roaming around Disneyland when using a controller or mouse and keyboard, although this serves no functional purpose whatsoever.
You can't visit Disney California Adventure due to the fact that the park was partially under construction at the time of the game's release which would have made the experience feel incomplete and lacking as a result.