Disney Promotes ‘Summer’ Event With Retro-Style Gaming

Disney’s “Soaring Over Summer Arcade” will include retro arcade-style games with voxel versions of Jake, Sofia, Miles, Doc, and Henry. Photo: Disney Junior.

Disney Junior is getting ready for a sizzling summer. The network just announced plans to launch the “Soaring Over Summer” event, which will include new episodes of several shows, awesome guest stars, and retro-style arcade games.

“Soaring Over Summer” will last for a total of seven weeks, starting June 29. It will include a brand new episode of one show every single weekday during that time period. As part of the event, we can expect to see new episodes of Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Miles from Tomorrowland, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and Henry Hugglemonster. If you miss an episode on TV, you’ll be able to catch it the same day on Watch Disney Junior—assuming you won’t be playing video games.

Yes, while your kiddies are watching their favorite programs, you can be playing in the “Soaring Over Summer Arcade.” Disney Junior plans to unleash several retro-style arcade games with voxel versions of Sofia, Doc, Miles, Jake, and Henry.

During the “Soaring Over Summer” event, look for season-three premieres of Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First, with the latter featuring guest voices Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) and John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory).

Other geeky guest stars to expect this summer include Malcolm McDowell, Jim Rash, David Tennant, Nestor Carbonell, Brett Dalton, and Chloe Bennett in episodes of Jake and the Never Land Pirates; Isla Fisher and Sean Aston on Sofia the First; and Alton Brown on Miles from Tomorrowland.

The “Soaring Over Summer” event will run from Monday, June 29 through Thursday, August 28. The premiere episodes will air each weekday at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Junior.