The project was conceived by the University of Florida Team and created for the 2016 Walt Disney Imagineering’s Imaginations Design Competition. This project is the sole property of Walt Disney Imagineering and all rights to use these ideas are exclusive to Walt Disney Imagineering. The competition is a way for students and recent graduates to showcase their talents and for Walt Disney Imagineering to identify new talent.
Magic and ingenuity unite in Extravagizmo! Mickey’s Inventor Showcase — a traveling expo that brings Disney to small-town America.
Mickey, his apprentice eM², and a score of beloved Disney inventors share their latest creations in this family-friendly experience, which casts the host town as its backdrop. Drone footage of the local landscape is used to tailor the headlining attraction, eM²’s Airship Adventure, to each community. Additionally, interactive InventorBands — wrist bands that contain sensors — allow guests to team up with Mickey and eM² in a search for the Illustrosphere, a powerful magical artifact that has been stolen by the dastardly Dr. Volt van Glorious.
From its opening Main Street parade to the grand finale projection show, Extravagizmo! immerses guests in an original narrative and continues Disney’s timeless tradition of innovation.