The Great Piggy Bank Adventure had its grand opening this morning in Innoventions West at Epcot. The attraction is presented by T. Rowe Price.
Pictured above with Mickey Mouse are, from left, Epcot Vice President Dan Cockerell, T. Rowe Price Chairman and CIO Brian Rogers, T. Rowe vice chairman Price Edward Bernard, and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Vice President and CFO Jim Hunt.
Here’s a video of the grand opening ceremony, including interviews with Cockerell and Bernard and a look at the different interactive stations featured throughout The Great Piggy Bank adventure:
After choosing a dream goal, players go through three different interactive stations where they direct coins into savings and away from spending buckets via a touch screen, move levers to ride the currents and capture falling coins before they’ve been reduced in value by the evil wolf and his sinister inflation machine, and spread their coins around hiding places as they try to avoid the wolf and learn the value of diversification. Along the way, players are guided by a talking piggy bank who offers guidance and education to reinforce the lessons and help them collect enough coins to reach their goal.
The thorough decorations featured within the new exhibit makes it clear that small and simple are words that will no longer be used to describe attractions inside Innoventions. The Great Piggy Bank adventure is packed with plenty of cute pink piggy banks integrated into its design. It’s unfortunate that, in the end, the piggy bank that guests carry between game stations must be surrendered. I’m sure there will be plenty of children (and maybe a few adults) that will want to take the piggy banks home.
For more information about The Great Piggy Bank Adventure, check our previous post.