While at Disney Social Media Moms, I learned about a whole new interactive gaming platform coming out from Disney this summer called Disney Infinity. And, oh my goodness does it look so fantastically fun!! I’m not a huge gamer, but as a Disney fan and mom of young boys, I am super excited about this one! In fact, Disney Infinity is going to be the first game we buy just for the boys. They are going to love it!!
So, what exactly is Disney Infinity?
With Disney Infinity, Disney magic and storytelling come to life in a whole new interactive way that players actually get to help create. Those stories will star beloved characters from Disney and Pixar, such as Lightening McQueen, Mater, Captain Jack Sparrow, Mike Wazowski, Mr. Incredible, and more! Then, through the different Play Sets, you get to experience these characters in their worlds—like Monsters University or Pirates of the Caribbean! “No matter the Play Set, your adventure will always be different. Whether you are racing Cars around canyons, sailing the high seas with Pirates of the Caribbean or creeping around Monsters University campus, there will always be new worlds to discover… and endless fun!” – Disney Infinity website
How will Disney Infinity work?
Players will place physical, real-world figurine characters and power discs on the “Infinity Base” device to activate original story-driven adventures within the game. The figures actually store information, so they can be taken over to friend’s houses and pick up right where you left off. And, thankfully, Disney made it so the figures can be used interchangeably across all gaming systems. So, if one friend has a Wii and the other has an XBOX, there’s no issue!
Your real-world figures will come to life on the screen in a different “universe”. Those “universes” are Play Sets, where you get to play in the characters’ worlds. When the game first releases, you can expect four Play Sets – Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars, and The Incredibles (more Play Sets will likely release over time). This new gaming platform will include something special called the “Toy Box”. During the story-driven game play, players can collect unique characters, vehicles, and gadgets from each world and save them to a virtual “Toy Box.” Then, using all these fun items gathered, players will be able to create their own unique adventures in their virtual Toy Box. As part of this also, there is a great feature built in for kids interested in game design! There is an Intro to Game Design area. In that space, there is flexibility to create your own worlds. At the conference we were told that there will even be a way for players to share their designs with Disney! If they like it, they may just send it out for everyone to enjoy! How cool is that?! I LOVE this added feature for kids to explore their creativity and learning game design! To enhance the game experience, Power Discs will be available (sold in blind packs). Power Discs will give extras like special powers and special gadgets, vehicles, and themes to use in the Toy Box area!
Where and when is Disney Infinity available?
Disney Infinity releases on August 18th, 2013 across all major gaming systems (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, or 3DS). Currently, many major retailers are taking pre-orders. You can also pre-order on Amazon here: (*affiliate link) DISNEY INFINITY Starter Pack
Or, you can WIN IT!!!
That’s right, a group of Disney-loving bloggers got together to give you a chance to your own Disney Infinity Starter Pack! Sweet!!!!
One lucky entrant will win a Disney Infinity Starter Pack, which includes the video game and Infinity base along with the first Infinity power disc. Characters included in this giveaway are Captain Jack, Sulley, Mr. Incredible, Mater, Francesco, Davy Jones, Syndrome, Randall, Mrs. Incredible, Mike Wozowski, Captain Barbossa, Lightning McQueen, and Sally. Gaming console is not included. Winner can choose which gaming platform they would like the Starter Pack to play on (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, or 3DS). Giveaway ends on July 31, 2013 at 11:59 pm Arizona time.
Use the Rafflecopter form below to submit entries (give the form a minute to load if you don’t see it right away). Complete as many (or as few) tasks as you like. Full contest rules can be found at the bottom of the Rafflecopter widget. Good luck!
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Thanks to the following bloggers in helping to make this giveaway available to you!
- Choosing Love
- Arizona Moms Network
- My Crazy Good Life
- Songs Kate Sang
- Pink Cake Plate
- Crazy About My Baybah
- Our Knight Life
- Wisconsin Mommy
I agree with everything you said. I have 3 boys and can’t wait till we can manage to afford this game for them. Great giveaway, it would be amazing to win it!
My son would love to play as Sully and Mike! We would love to win as he is getting the Xbox for his 7th birthday on July 17th!
Cannot wait to see this game! My kids love the Cars characters and Toy Story, so those will probably be their first players
I can’t wait to play as Mike Wakowski! He is such a goof that it should be lots of fun.
I’m most interested in playing as Jack Skellington, my favorite Tim Burton/Disney character. My oldest son would probably want to be Captain Jack Sparrow. 🙂
My 7-year-old will love the Cars characters, and we’ll all enjoy both Monsters Inc. and Pirates! This looks like a blast!
The Cars Charters
My son and I can’t wait to have Sully and Lightning McQueen on the same screen, please makes his imagination come to life with this great giveaway. Definitely can’t afford to make it happen for him this summer without it 🙂
ummm Syndrome (we have the same hair)
Captain Jack would be fun. What a great giveaway! Thanks for offering it!
Captain Jack…but only if he looks like Johnny Depp. I could stare at him all day.
My kids want to play as Mike and I’d love to play as Sally. 🙂 It does look like it’s going to be really neat!
oh, jack sparrow for sure!!
I would love to play as Mike Wozowski!
We’d love Mike & Sully!
Mater and Mike Wozowski for sure!!! He is ADDICTED to them.
This is so neat! My son would like to play as Jack Sparrow!
I would play Captain Jack
my daughter love Mrs. Incredible!
I’d play as Lightning McQueen!
Captain Jack from Pirates of the Caribbean! Ahoy!
Captain Jack Sparrow.
I Can’t wait to win a Disney Infinity for Xbox 360!!
This will be the best game system ever!!!
I can’t pick just one character it looks like so much fun!!
I’d play as Captain Jack! My husband (who is a HUGE gamer) has been talking about this game since earlier this year and can’t wait for it to come out!
We can’t wait to play as Mr. Incredible. My 8 year old is excited about Disney Infinity!
Mr. Incredible! My 8 year old is very excited about Disney Infinity!
My oldest would definitely pick anything Pixar!
Captain jack Sparrow!
My son loves all the Cars characters, but I’m sure the one he would be most excited to lpay with is Lightning McQueen.
My son says Randall and I say Jack Sparrow 🙂
Davy Jones is where it’s at.
Lightning McQueen & Mike from MU
My son is totally excited to play Jack Skellington, my daughter can’t wait to play Randall and my husband is all over playing Captain Jack Sparrow! I’ve got my eye on Sally from Cars!!! Can’t wait!!
We are really into Monsters Inc. right about now so Mike & Sullley would be fun to play with!
Cars would be the big one in our house!
I love the monsters inc characaters!
Can’t wait to play as Captain Jack Sparrow!
It reminds me of Skylanders but with all the Disney Characters. Would love to see how the game plays.
My 4 year old LOVES The Incredibles so Elastic Girl, Syndrome, and Mr. Incredible would be our characters we LOVE to play. Do you know if they have Violet, Dash, or Jack Jack?
Yes to Violet & Dash! 🙂
captain Jack! My boys have been waiting for this to hit the stores 🙂
my son likes best- lighting mcqueen, the cars movie
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I’d definitely play as Lighting McQueen!
My son wants to play as Captain Barbossa.
I am looking forward to playing Captain Jack Sparrow
Jack Sparrow all the way
I would like to be Mike!