Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Dec 9, 2011
    90
    There's very little criticism here; if you're looking for a sure-fire winner for the young Disney fans in your house this holiday, buy Kinect Disneyland Adventures.
  2. Nov 15, 2011
    90
    This attention to detail and the recreation of a genuine park experience makes any shortcomings forgivable. When the Kinect controller (for space, light or other environmental reasons) takes a little time to get setup it's less frustrating because the end result is worth it.
  3. Nov 15, 2011
    87
    In a way, it's more exploring a virtual theme park than an actual game, but that's a good thing. Kids get to explore the amusement park 2.0 at their own discretion. Simple fun with their favorite attractions or go on a big adventure, exploring everything – it's their choice. A second player is more along for the ride than anything, but the look, the Disney atmosphere and the beloved characters' voices are all there. Frontier Development tops Kinectimals with this one, the best Kinect kid's game yet and one of the best Kinect titles overall.
  4. Nov 27, 2011
    85
    A very good game for our children, that will be able to taste the Disneyland parks magic without leaving their homes.
  5. Nov 18, 2011
    85
    Kinect Disneyland Adventures is without a doubt one of the best Kinect games ever made, and may top the list for many. There is a prerequisite love for Disney needed in order to fully enjoy it, but anyone who has been to Disneyland (or wanted to go, but lives somewhere far away where all they have is a Busch Gardens), the game captures the park amazingly well.
  6. Nov 19, 2011
    84
    The self-guided approach and wealth of unlockable content makes this one trip to Disneyland you can't complete in a day.
  7. Dec 6, 2011
    83
    For any family with a Kinect in the house, this game is a no-brainer. The kids can play together with drop-in and drop-out cooperative play, and loved being able to hug their favorite characters, dance with the princesses and fly with Peter Pan. The only downside? Now the kids REALLY want to go to Disneyland.
  8. Nov 15, 2011
    82
    A thoroughly enjoyable Kinect experience and highly recommended for the wee ones this Christmas.
  9. Dec 4, 2011
    80
    Kinect Disneyland Adventures gives you the feeling that you're actually there, asking Mickey Mouse for autographs. Most minigames are a lot of fun and are perfect for children. However, more mini-games and more varied quests could have made this game a lot better.
  10. Nov 22, 2011
    80
    Kinect: Disneyland Adventures isn't for the jaded gamer who thrives on competition or conflict. It's intended for kids and those who are still enamored with The Magic Kingdom, and Frontier Developments should be commended for a very enjoyable and polished product.
  11. Nov 16, 2011
    80
    Features one of the most iconic and wonderfully-realized gaming locations of all time. With so much to see and do, it's a fantastic gaming experience for all of the family and so much more than a minigame compilation.
  12. Nov 15, 2011
    80
    The joy here comes from the interaction and the allowing of yourself to be caught up in the world on offer. Yes, if you're over the age of 12 or not a Disney fanatic you'll grow bored of it but everyone else will be having a great time.
  13. Nov 29, 2011
    78
    A title that children will love for the presence of all the Disney characters. A great child's gift to slip under your Christmas tree.
  14. Nov 28, 2011
    78
    Disneyland Adventures succeeds in recreating a reasonable facsimile of the Disneyland experience. The open world is accurate enough to be passed off as an interactive tour of the park and there are some genuine treats in its collection of mini-games.
  15. Dec 6, 2011
    76
    Kinect Disneyland Adventures really is a dream come true – but, please, don't let it stop you from seeing the real thing.
  16. Jan 2, 2012
    75
    It is very deep, with over 100 quests and activities, and that's not to mention all of the unlockables and surprises that can be found around the park. Disneyland Adventures is a game of discovery for kids (and the kids-at-heart).
  17. Dec 5, 2011
    75
    A day at Disneyland isn't that way. Kinect gets its game maybe larger and more varied, but it isn't exciting and seems slow. Besides, the interpretation of player's movements on screen is not accurate, it isn't fast, creating many gameplay mistakes. Children may like this game a lot, if they are patient.
  18. Nov 15, 2011
    75
    This clearly isn't a game for the hardcore cynics out there. It is, however, another solid option for families looking for a new game to add to their library or for Disney junkies looking for another fix. Best of all, you don't need to worry finding your car when you're done.
  19. Dec 27, 2011
    72
    The game is very well made and cand surprise many people for the great amount of content it offers, with around 25 hours of play, and its characters' charm. A very polished game that children will enjoy.
  20. Jan 9, 2012
    70
    A generously long-lasting slice of festive entertainment for the peripheral. [Issue#117, p.120]
  21. Dec 19, 2011
    70
    An interactive, magic and amazing visit to Disneyland that the youngest gamers will love. A game that Santa Claus shouldn't forget to get in his bag.
  22. Dec 14, 2011
    70
    Kinect: Disneyland Adventures is a very entertaining game, even though it sometimes just feels like a big product placement with waving and jumping, and despite the fact that the quick game option only works in games you've played before. It's hard to not get sucked into a nostalgic daydream and just smile your way through the game.
  23. 70
    The focus on repetition means while it's great for kids, adults are likely to lose interest. [Issue#79, p.83]
  24. Nov 22, 2011
    70
    The scores of happy families, the gentle and caring characters you've grown up with your entire life, and the chance to virtually wander around a place that is so beloved can't help but make you smile.
  25. Nov 18, 2011
    70
    The best original Kinect game this year, and if it wasn't for the vagaries of the controller itself one of the best video games around for the very young.
  26. Nov 17, 2011
    70
    It's an adventure for kids, but it's also a museum, a diorama, and a weird kind of historical document - and that's a combination that only video games could have given us.
  27. Richer than most kiddie Kinect options. [Feb 2012, p.107]
  28. Dec 14, 2011
    60
    Disneyland Adventures does a remarkable job of replicating the park and all its charms, but flawed controls put a damper on this excursion.
  29. It's all a bit on the Mickey Mouse side. [Christmas 2011, p.107]
  30. Nov 25, 2011
    60
    Disneyland Adventures is a fair kids game that can be fun to play with your children or your nephew.
  31. Nov 16, 2011
    60
    While there is plenty to do around the park meeting characters and finding collectibles, the minigame experience is not enough to keep players, even young ones, coming back.
  32. Dec 12, 2011
    58
    Love's been poured into this, but the many frustrations will yank kids out of the fantasy.
  33. 55
    The controls are almost always downright woeful - mostly being either way too sensitive or barely responsive at all.
User Score
2.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Dec 29, 2011
    3
    Very buggy. It was a big disappointment for the kids (ages 5-8). I really thought being a first party Microsoft game that this would be theVery buggy. It was a big disappointment for the kids (ages 5-8). I really thought being a first party Microsoft game that this would be the hit of our Christmas gifts but it has so many issues that it takes the fun out of it. Direction of the characters is poor, finding the rides i difficult, co-op is near impossible to play.
    Waste of money. I wish redbox had of had it so I could have rented it first and chose another game.
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  2. Nov 16, 2011
    6
    While the park recreation is almost 100% accurate and perfectly captures the otherworldly magic of Disneyland, the use of the KinectWhile the park recreation is almost 100% accurate and perfectly captures the otherworldly magic of Disneyland, the use of the Kinect technology is SO vastly underdeveloped, there is no way to even know what you are doing in most of the Attractions, let alone figure out how to excel at them. While the idea is fantastic, numerous mini-games that use every form of movement-based gaming there is, the potential is simply never met, to an endlessly frustrating degree. Even just trying to get around the world and access an inventory menu becomes a tedious endeavor. Plus, giving this to a child almost feelsâ Full Review »
  3. Nov 13, 2014
    7
    I know Disneyland like the back of my hand, and the 3D recreation of the park in this game is spot on, down to every last trash can and ChurroI know Disneyland like the back of my hand, and the 3D recreation of the park in this game is spot on, down to every last trash can and Churro stand. Unfortunately it's difficult to navigate the environment and this game would have greatly benefited from allowing you to use your controller to walk around the park. The mini-games that make up the bulk of the content here are hit and miss and like most Kinect titles mostly consist of waving your arms around and hoping something will happen. Highlights include the Matterhorn skiing level, flying through Neverland with Peter Pan and bopping around the galaxy on Space Mountain. Conspicuously absent are Star Tours and Indiana Jones, two of my favorite rides. It's a shame that this game was developed before Disney purchased those properties (although that's the ONLY reason I'd be glad that Disney bought out Lucasfilm). All in all I would like this game a lot more if you could simply run around the park with a cap gun or lightsaber whacking tourists over the head. Look sharp for an NPC "dad" who looks a heckofalot like Barack Obama. Full Review »