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  1. Mike
    May 13, 2013

    Ginger
    You can pause the mission if u close the phone it will pause it because when I was doing it in Mexico I saw a short line for the three caballeros so I closed it and rode it

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    • Dave
      May 14, 2013

      Thanks, Mike!

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  2. Ginger
    February 14, 2013

    Yes. First-timers will miss all of the culture of each pavilion. The missions take place in a country, but you don’t really get to enjoy the country completely. It would be great if there were a pause feature so groups could take some time in the area. Otherwise, it really is fun and I’m awed at the inventiveness. Note to future agents: don’t attempt a mission while there is a performance of some sort going on. It is impossible to hear the FONE. We did two more missions today, that’s how much my kids (6 & 3) enjoyed it.

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    • Dave
      February 15, 2013

      Thanks, Ginger!

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  3. Ginge
    February 12, 2013

    I cannot stress enough that for a first-time visitor, avoid it. For those of us who have been to Epcot several times before….it is awesome. I truly enjoyed the two missions we’ve done so far.

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    • Dave
      February 13, 2013

      Hi Ginge, and thanks for the thought! Why are you so definite that first timers should skip it–the same reasons I gave?

      Follow yourfirstvisit.net on Facebook!

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  4. Troy
    December 16, 2012

    I would agree with that, Dave. I had read about it, and we hit it up as soon as walked into the World Showcase. It’s a really creative idea, but it didn’t involve just the kids. It involved the whole family, because while we were trying to walk from one place to another, the kids were falling back or yelling for us to stop so they could stop and focus on what was being said. Next thing we know, we’re all stopped huddled around this little phone, while it babbles on about this and that.

    Plus it’s not like it simply gives you a project, you do it, it gives you another project, you do it, etc. It has a lot of filler with the characters in between that you have to listen to before you get to the project. We were just burning time left and right, so we stopped playing so we could actually look around. Even the boys weren’t terribly enthused after a few minutes.

    One other thing: I saw more than a few kids throughout the Showcase just standing by himself staring the phone. I’m sure the parents were around somewhere, but they certainly weren’t around their kid. So although this is a way to keep the kid involved in the “boring” world, it doesn’t scream family togetherness.

    So yeah, I agree that once you’ve seen the place in a first visit and you’ve got time to “give to the cause,” it’s ideal for kids.

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    • Dave
      December 16, 2012

      Thanks for weighing in, Troy–and thanks for liking the site on Facebook!

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