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Just Dance: Disney Party
Platform: Wii, Kinect
Launch Date: October 23, 2012
Rating: E (Everyone) (Mild Lyrics)
Last night, I tweeted that I might be more excited to play Just Dance: Disney Party than my 4 year old son. The game just came out this week and we celebrated by having a little mommy/son Friday night dance party.
Just Dance: Disney Party follows the format of the über-popular Just Dance video games by Ubisoft with the type of magic and family-fun that only Disney is capable of.
The game features 25 songs from Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Tangled, Lilo & Stitch , Tinker Bell, Enchanted, The Muppets, Bolt, Mary Poppins, Aristocats, Shake It Up, Phineas and Ferb, Jessie , Hannah Montana, A.N.T. Farm, Wizards of Waverly Place, Camp Rock, High School Musical and Good Luck Charlie.
The Just Dance: Disney Party game atmosphere is beautiful with backgrounds and scenery that match the feel of the song. You’ll recognize cameos of your favorite characters running in and out of dances alongside the human dancers (kids and adults dressed to fit the movie/show themes).
Up to 4 people can play together. There’s a cooperative play “balloon mode”. You can non-stop shuffle so that the party never has to end and create a playlist so you have complete control of your own (or your child/ren’s) dance party. Parental controls allow parents to monitor usage and calories burned. The game also encourages healthy living with a little section featuring “Health Tips”.
(if you can’t see the embed here’s a link Just Dance: Disney Party for Wii Product Review Video)
From a person who has seen and loved all the movies/shows, I feel the game absolutely did them justice. The choreography was fun, addictive, easy enough to learn quickly, and not too terribly cheesy. I may have felt a little bit dorky because I was having so much fun but I’m okay with that. I love that this game is one that encourages families to be active and have fun together (I can totally see us taking it to play on Thanksgiving and Christmas day when we’re with our extended families).
I was slightly bummed that there are only 25 songs since the Just Dance games start with 40 tracks and bonus tracks but when you compare the prices ($39.99 for Just Dance vs $29.99 for Just Dance: Disney Party) it makes sense. I hope they come out with sequels and maybe even a Just Dance: Disney Junior Party because I feel like this game is the beginning of something great.
Just Dance: Disney Party brings home an interactive multimedia Disney experience in a big way. It’s a fun, family-friendly dance party that encourages families to play together and promises to be a memorable experience.