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[20 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Revamped ‘Habit Heroes’ Attraction Opens at Epcot’s Innoventions

A few months ago, we let you know about Habit Heroes, a new attraction in Epcot’s Innoventions that drew intense criticism for its portrayal of those who are overweight as “villains” that must be defeated. In response to the controversy, Disney quickly closed the attraction. This week, Habit Heroes reopened, and Disney has completely revamped the attraction to make it friendlier to all guests.
To update Habit Heroes, Disney Imagineers gathered input from national experts in weight, nutrition, and children’s health, including specialists from Stanford and Cornell University. In Habit Heroes …

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[26 Feb 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Epcot’s ‘Habit Heroes’ Exhibit Causes Controversy

A few weeks ago, Walt Disney World’s Epcot installed a new exhibit in Innoventions, a showcase of various exhibits designed to promote new ideas and technologies. The new exhibit, “Habit Heroes,” was a joint effort by Disney and Blue Cross and Blue Shield to combat childhood obesity through interactive games.
In the game, superheroes Will Power and Callie Stenics lead kids and families in the fight against junk food and bad habits, represented through villains with such names as Sweet Tooth, Snacker, and Lead Bottom. In one activity, players wage a …