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‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ to Take Players into Disneyland History When Game Releases November 18

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

This weekend, Disney Interactive will release “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two,” the second in the “Disney Epic Mickey” game franchise. We’ve already told you about how Mickey Mouse will team up with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to save Wasteland – but if you’re a Disneyland Resort fanatic like me, there are some special areas of this alternative world you will want to look out for.

'Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two' Takes Players into Disneyland Resort History

“We knew we wanted to go to Frontierland,” said game creator Warren Spector, adding that the Fort Wasteland area was directly inspired by Fort Wilderness, located on Tom Sawyer Island at Disneyland park.

'Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two' Takes Players into Disneyland Resort History

Another area inspired by the bygone days of Disneyland is Rainbow Caverns. Here, players can really hone their painting (or paint thinning) skills in a mystical cavern inspired by the classic Disneyland attraction, Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland.

“We could make games for the next 80 years based on the last 80 years of Disney history and never run out of material,” Spector said.

You can get inspired yourself when “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” is released this Sunday, Nov. 18, on Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.


  • Never got to play the original Epic (I’m PS3, not Wii), but just played the early 2 preview demo, and it’s a lot of fun. For one thing, we now have a free swirling 360-degree view, instead of the frustrating fixed camera angles that reportedly drove fans crazy in the first game, for never being in the right place at the right time.

    And, of course, does this mean we’ll finally see Oswald make guest appearances at the parks, like we used to see Sora from “Kingdom Hearts” at the Halloween parties?

  • I absolutely love Epic Mickey…mostly on how they reintroduced Oswald to officially welcome him back to the Disney family. I preordered Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two literally the day they announced it. In my hometown, I’m probably the only guy that if you have a burning question about anything about Disney, they come to me. The Epic Mickey games truly bring back to rich and “forgotten” history of the Disney name. I can’t wait to get my hands on this game and I’m definitely going to try to get the various accessories that are going to be sold. I already have Mickey’s paintbrush from the first game. I’m more than likely going to get the new paintbrush controller for the Wii, and my favorite accessory they are coming out with game is Oswald’s controller. That’s going to be a must for me to get. I already have a feeling that as I play Epic Mickey 2, I’ll have both my Mickey and Oswald plush next to me and I’ll be switching back and forth behind my Mickey ears and my Oswald ears. In my book, this game is going to be better than the first…mostly because Oswald is getting his first voice in a Disney production. I applaud Warren Spector on his love for Disney like mine and for the creation of a beautiful work of art. I know it’s only a game, but it’s so rich that I consider it art because of its rich Disney history.

  • Pre-ordered and paid for on both Epic Mickey 2, and Power of Illusion for my Wii and 3DS. Loved the first one, cannot wait for the new ones!!

  • Heeee, Mickey’s B-day release date. I mean, Ahem,
    Can’t wait to see the brothers in action. I played through the first one and loved the plot line. Nice to see more familiar yet not sights joining the duo in the new game, can’t wait till I get to Nature’s Wonderland!

  • I really enjoyed the first game and I’m looking forward to the new one. I think its great that Oswald will be joining Micky for all of the adventure this time.

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