Star in your own video game!

One of the many highlights for my kids in Disney World was when they got the chance to star in their own video game. They did this thanks to a place called ThinkPlace, sponsored by IBM, in Epcot.

The steps required to star in your own video game are pretty simple. You just need to step inside a special photo booth and do the following:

1. Run in place.

2. Jump up in the air.

3. Do a victory dance.

The result (for my 8-year-old) is this:

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Be sure to watch at minute 1:20 when I screw up playing the game and my son gets squashed by a giant red brick thing. And if you stay to the end (it’s only a couple minutes), you’ll be sure to get a chuckle out of my son’s victory dance!

I can’t tell you how big of a kick my kids got out of doing this. They thought it was the coolest thing they have ever seen. And I have to admit, I thought it was pretty cool too.

Take it home with you

And the best part? No only did my kids get to play their own game minutes after creating it, I was able to enter my email address and have a link to the game emailed to me so they can play it back home as often as they want.