As longtime site readers know, I’m a huge Disney Parks fan, and I’m raising my kids to be the same. This weekend at PAX Prime, Disney unveiled a new area of Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two that’s inspired directly by Frontierland when it opened with Disneyland in 1955. Called “Fort Wasteland,” the new in-game area makes overt references to long-since-gone rides such as the Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland, as well as still-standing relics such as Fort Wilderness on the area formerly known as “Tom Sawyer Island.”
Disney has a strong heritage, both with its theme parks and its animation, and it’s obvious that Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two pays homage to both histories. Not only does the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii game return Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with more than 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions, but it joins Mickey and Oswald in a co-op adventure for the first time. Mickey uses his magical paint brush to wield paint and thinner, while Oswald has a powerful remote control that allows him to command electricity.
As for the all-new themed land, you can see some images below.