One of my family's favorite activities on the Disney Fantasy was the Muppets Adventure Game: The Case of the Stolen Show, which is one of three, self-paced, Midship Detective Agency games.
Being Muppets fans, this was one of the new additions on the Disney Fantasy that we were really looking forward to-- and it didn't disappoint!
The game starts -- you guessed it -- midship on decks 2 and 5 at the Midship Detective Agency desk.
Currently, there are three different Midship Detective Agency games to choose from on the Disney Fantasy. We started off with The Muppets and The Case of the Stolen Show. The other two games are The Case of the Missing Puppies and The Case of the Plundered Paintings -- both feature the Disney Villians.
At the desk, you choose your game and activate a unique game card (AKA detective badge), which you will use throughout the quest. You also need to pick up a map and pencil (provided) to gather clues and, ultimately, solve the mystery.
The adventure begins with Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal and a cast of more than 20 Muppets preparing to stage a big performance. But there’s a problem: Kermit’s banjo is missing, Fozzie’s squirting flower has vanished, Gonzo’s crash helmet has gone astray, Animal’s drum sticks have disappeared and the Swedish Chef can’t find his cleaver! All of the props for the big show have been stolen by a cunning thief ... or more likely a Muppet.
All the Muppets start out as a suspects.
The crime scene map guides you to different locations around the ship, where you use your detective badge to uncover clues at more than a dozen pieces of Enchanted Art.
The Enchanted Artwork locations are shown exactly on the map; gold plates on the floor designate which pieces are part of the game -- Enchanted Art is everywhere on the Disney Fantasy! Once you are at a game-play location, you stand on the plate and hold your detective badge out in front of you, facing the screen.
The detective badge activates the artwork, which unveils clues to help you find the Muppet behind the missing props.
Along the way, you'll find additional pieces of physical “evidence” to help you find the criminal.
Here's Pepe's cabin ... there are clues on the door that can rule out Muppets not involved in the case!
What We Loved About the Muppets Adventure Game
- The game is self-paced, so you don't need to finish it in one go. Just keep your badge and map and visit the Enchanted Art locations you have left over the course of your cruise -- of course, you can play it all at once if you wanted, too.
- While we only played the Muppets Adventure Game once, there are several possible endings and multiple randomized events.
- The game is fun for the whole family. Only one game piece is needed for a family and everyone travels around the ship together to find the clues. The press sheet I have says that the game is designed for guests nine and older, but I don't believe this is true. My seven-year-old daughter had a blast looking for clues around the ship with us. I can only assume "ages nine and older" is meant for unsupervised play-- but who lets their nine year old run around a ship alone?
- If you weren't playing the game, you would never know that the Enchanted Art around the ship was part of it. Everything is so seamless and Disney did an amazing job with the technology behind this interactive adventure.
- The game features the Muppets ... what's not to love?! 😉
Special thanks to Disney Cruise Line for hosting my family on the Disney Fantasy Inaugural Media Preview Cruise. All opinions are my own.