Power Discs are discs that are placed on the Disney Infinity Base in order to give a character special abilities and upgrades, or to place certain toys or customizations in the Toy Box. Power discs come in two shapes: circular or hexagonal. Circular discs go under a figure to provide stat boosts to your character, change their costume, summon another character to fight with your character, or trigger an event that will deal damage to enemies. Hexagonal disks are placed on the hexagonal spot at the back of the base, where a Play Set piece would normally go, and provide either texture customizations (Skydomes and Texture Sets) or new toys for your Toy Box. The discs of Disney Infinity and Disney Infinity 2.0 are sold in blind packs of two discs each, sold for $4.99 a pack. In one pack, you can receive two hexagonal disks, two circular disks, or one of each. This is changed in Disney Infinity 3.0, where the power discs are sold in themed packs of four discs each for $9.99 per pack.
For Disney INFINITY, Toys "R" Us sold ten exclusive rare power discs, which were all sold in exclusive blind packs released one at a time at certain events at Toys "R" Us over the course of several months. Each of these special packs contained one exclusive power disc and one other random, nonexclusive power disc.
Round or circular power discs are power discs that are placed under a figure on the Disney Infinity Base to give them special abilities. This type of disc is represented by a Red Color and a Star Symbol. An ability disc only affects/can be used by the character it is underneath on the base. If a disc is removed, so are its effects. Only two of this type of disc can be placed on the base at the same time, or the Infinity Base will not be able to read the figure. Ability discs can be used both in the Toy Box and all Play Sets in their compatible games, with the exception that Disney Original event power discs cannot enter into Marvel Comics-themed play sets in Disney Infinity 2.0.
There are currently several different kinds of round power discs, but only one type of round disc appeared in Disney Infinity: the ability disc. An ability disc simply enhances a character's abilities in a certain way. For example, Bolt's Super Strength increases the damage inflicted by the character's attacks by 10%. Many of these discs have the exact same function, for example, Bolt's Super Strength and Ralph's Power of Destruction. If two of the same disc (or two discs with identical function) are added, the disc's individual effect is doubled. Additionally, there are certain combinations of ability discs that, when placed on the Infinity Base together, give the player a third additional ability as well, an effect known as Power Disc Alchemy. Oftentimes, these discs that create alchemy are from the same franchise, for example, Star Command Shield and Emperor Zurg's Wrath. No new circular power discs that only affected abilities were added to Disney Infinity 2.0 (except in the mobile version of the game), as the addition of costume change discs rendered them obsolete.
Costume Change Discs
In Disney Infinity 2.0, three new types of round discs were added to the game: costume change discs, team-up discs, and event discs. Costume change discs possess dual function: they enhance characters' abilities just as the ability discs from the first game do, but they are also equipped with the added bonus that they change the entire outfit and appearance of one specific character when in use. For example, Cursed Pirate Gold decreases the damage taken by any character who uses it, but it also changes Captain Jack Sparrow's appearance to his cursed form from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Team-Up discs allow players to temporarily spawn another character to fight alongside them in battle. Characters that can be called upon via a team-up disc range from Ant-Man to Mace Windu. After use, a team-up power disc must be allowed to recharge, meaning a player must wait until the yellow power meter surrounding the disc's icon on the left side of the screen has filled up before the disc can be used again.
Event DiscsEvent discs are similar to team-up discs, but rather than summoning a character, they trigger an event in the world that harms enemies. For example, Zeus' Thunderbolts triggers a thunderstorm that attacks enemies with thunder and lightning. Event discs must be recharged after use in exactly the same manner as team-up discs.
Hexagonal power discs are power discs that are placed on the hexagonal slot at the back of the Disney Infinity Base, where a Play Set piece would normally go. Unlike round power discs, they can only be used in the Toy Box, and not in play sets or Toy Box Games. There are two types of hexagonal power discs: toy discs (which place toys in the toy box) and customization discs (which change the Terrain Themes and Skydome of the toy box). Only three hexagonal discs can be placed on the base at one time.
Toy discs are hexagonal discs that summon a toy for use in the Toy Box, and are represented by an orange color and a ball at the bottom of the disc. This toy always comes in the form of a Vehicle (such as Mickey's Car), a Mount (such as Abu the Elephant), a Pack (such as Carl Fredricksen's Cane), or a Tool (such as the Dragon Firework Cannon). Removing the disc causes the toy to disappear from play. When in multiplayer mode, one toy is spawned for each player.
Customization discs are hexagonal discs that change the environment of the Toy Box, and are represented by a purple color and a paintbrush at the bottom of the disc. There are two types of customization discs: Skydome discs, which change the toy box's sky, and Texture Set discs, which change the design of the Terrain and Plants in the toy box. Each skydome disc has a corresponding texture set disc, meaning that customization discs always come in pairs. However, the discs can be mixed and matched in any number of combinations. Placing a customization disc on the Disney Infinity Base will allow the player to continue to use the disc's customization for as long as the game is powered on, whether the power disc is removed or not; however, if the game is turned off and then powered back on, the discs must be placed back onto the base in order for the player to use them. (While the things that the player has already themed to the texture set will remain themed, and the skydome from the disc will remain, the player must place the disc back onto the base in order to theme more objects to the terrain theme or to reapply the skydome should it be changed.) When a texture set disc is placed on the base, it asks the player if they would like to theme the entire toy box to its theme. If the answer is no, the player still can theme objects they are placing in the toy box to its theme. If more than one customization disc is placed on the base, the game chooses one to apply at random, again giving players the option to theme the entire toy box (to the random theme) in the case of the texture set discs.
Rare discs are certain power discs that are more difficult to obtain than most normal discs. They are marked by the transparent orange (on hexagonal discs) or red (on round discs) color of the disc's border, which on discs of normal rarity is clear. (Some rare discs also have a "regular version", which has a clear border.) The rare discs in Disney Infinity also have a lenticular image on the center of the disc rather than the normal two-dimensional images seen on normal power discs. Often, the reason for these discs' rarity is that they are only sold in certain specific places. For example, all of the Toys "R" Us-exclusive power discs are considered rare discs, as are the two discs sold in the U.S.-exclusive Rare Power Disc Pack (Ultimate Falcon and Marvel Team-Up: Capt. Marvel). Often, these discs are depicted with a question mark at the bottom, where the disc's identification symbol should be; however, this mark is not present on the actual disc.
The power discs of Disney Infinity are all sold in blind packs of two discs each. The discs' packaging is light blue in color, and includes a picture of the Disney INFINITY logo and some of the game's Playable Characters. Each of the three series of power discs in this game were sold in separate waves, which means they were packaged at different times and thus were all added to different batches of packs that were made. For this reason, each pack of discs has a red banner in the upper left-hand corner that denotes which series the pack is from (series 1, series 2, or series 3), and thus which discs the pack contains. The Toys "R" Us-exclusive packs have a very similar design, but is gold rather than light blue, and the red banner in the corner does not have a series denoted on it, but instead simply says "2 Power Discs".In Disney Infinity 2.0, the discs were still sold in blind packs of two discs each, but the packs' design was changed. The color of the pack was changed from light blue to dark blue and white. The packs this time were divided into two classes: those containing Marvel Comics discs and those containing Disney Originals discs. The Marvel discs had an image of most of the game's Marvel Figures and the Marvel Comics logo, while the Disney Originals discs featured an image of most of the game's Disney Originals figures and the game's "Disney Originals" logo.
In Disney Infinity 3.0, the packaging style was changed. The blind packs were done away with and replaced with transparent theme packs, each of which contains four discs that all share something in common, usually coming from the same franchise. These packs are rectangular in shape, and the packaging is colored either purple (for Disney Originals packs) or red (for Star Wars packs). They also showcase the logo of either Disney or Star Wars, as well as the name of the pack.
In all, sixty-three power discs were released for Disney Infinity. Of these, seventeen were ability discs, twenty-six were toy discs, and the remaining twenty were customization discs. Ten of these were exclusively sold at Toys "R" Us, although four of those were also sold in the Target-exclusive series 2 power disc pack.
- Main article: Power Disc Series 1
Series 1 of the Disney Infinity power discs consisted of twenty discs: four ability discs, eight toy discs, and eight customization discs. Series 1 was released at the launch of the game, on August 18, 2013 in North America.
- Main article: Power Disc Series 2
|Violet's Force Field||Ability||The Incredibles||Normal|
|Mickey's Sorcerer Hat||Ability||Fantasia||Normal|
|Disney Parks Parking Lot Tram||Toy (Vehicle)||Disney Parks||Normal|
|Cruella De Vil's Car||Toy (Vehicle)||101 Dalmatians||Normal|
|Phillipe||Toy (Mount)||Beauty and the Beast||Normal|
|Calico Helicopter||Toy (Aircraft)||Bolt||Normal|
|Dragon Firework Cannon||Toy (Weapon)||Mulan||Normal|
|Toy Story Mania Blaster||Toy (Weapon)||Toy Story, Disney Parks||Normal|
|WALL-E's Fire Extinguisher||Toy (Jetpack)||WALL-E||Rare|
|Buy N Large Atmosphere||Customization (Skydome)||WALL-E||Normal|
|WALL-E's Collection||Customization (Terrain)||WALL-E||Normal|
|Danville Sky||Customization (Skydome)||Phineas and Ferb||Normal|
|Tri-State Area Terrain||Customization (Terrain)||Phineas and Ferb||Normal|
Toys "R" Us Exclusives
Ten of the power discs of Disney Infinity were sold exclusively to Toys "R" Us. All of these discs are rare. They were sold in special gold disc packs. Each of the golden packs contained one Toys "R" Us-exclusive disc and one other random disc. In contrast to the "blind bags" that most power discs are sold in, where the identity of each disc in the package is unknown, each of these exclusive packages includes a specific Power Disc that can be identified by the UPC and product numbers on the back of the bag. For example, all Toys "R" Us-exclusive packs with the UPC number 7 12725 02398 0 on the back contain User Control and one other random disc.
Although all ten of the discs were counted as Toys "R" Us exclusives, only six of them were true exclusives for the duration of their time on the market. The other four discs (User Control, Mike's New Car, Hangin' Ten Stitch With Surfboard, and Captain Hook's Ship) were all also sold in the power disc packs of Series 2, as well as in the Target-exclusive Series 2 Power Disc Album. The versions of the Toys "R" Us-exclusive discs that were sold in Series 2 were not the rare versions of the discs (which were being sold by Toys "R" Us), but were instead non-rare versions of them. The only exception to this was Captain Hook's Ship, which only has one form (its rare form).
|Name||Type||Franchise||Also Available||UPC Number|
|User Control||Ability||TRON||Series 2||7 12725 02398 0|
|Emperor Zurg's Wrath||Ability||Toy Story||7 12725 02413 0|
|Scrooge McDuck's Lucky Dime||Ability||DuckTales||7 12725 02399 7|
|C.H.R.O.M.E. Damage Increaser||Ability||Cars||7 12725 02397 3|
|Merlin's Summon||Ability||The Sword in the Stone||7 12725 02414 7|
|Mike's New Car||Toy (Vehicle)||Monsters, Inc.||Series 2||7 12725 02400 0|
|Captain Hook's Ship||Toy (Aircraft)||Peter Pan / Disney Parks||Series 2||7 12725 02401 7|
|Hangin' Ten Stitch With Surfboard||Toy (Hoverboard)||Lilo & Stitch||Series 2||7 12725 02402 4|
|On the Grid||Customization (Terrain)||TRON||7 12725 02403 1|
|TRON Interface||Customization (Skydome)||TRON||7 12725 02404 8|
Target began selling an exclusive set on November 19, 2013 containing all 20 Power Discs from Series 2 and a new Power Disc Album to hold them.
A total of 84 discs were announced divided between 42 with Marvel Super Heroes thematics and 42 Disney Original thematics. Both will be made available in different blind packs as to avoid mixed appearences. The Marvel Super Heroes Power Discs will be released at launch on September 23, and the Disney Original Power Discs will be released on November 4, along with the Disney Original Figures.
Marvel Super Heroes
In Disney Infinity 3.0, the Power Discs are no longer sold in blind bags as they were in the previous games; instead, they will be sold in themed packs where the discs are clearly visible, with four discs to a pack. All of the packs announced so far are themed to different Franchises (for example, the Tomorrowland Power Disc Pack); it is currently unknown whether they all will be franchise-themed or not.
|Power Disc Pack||Name||Type||Franchise||Rarity|
|Tomorrowland Power Disc Pack||Tomorrowland Time Bomb||Ability (Event)||Tomorrowland||Normal|
|Retro Ray Gun||Toy (Weapon)||Tomorrowland|
|Tomorrowland Stratosphere||Customization (Skydome)||Tomorrowland|
|Tomorrowland Futurescape||Customization (Terrain)||Tomorrowland|
|Power Disc Pack||Name||Type||Franchise||Rarity|
|Twilight of the Republic Power Disc Pack||Galactic Team-Up: Mace Windu||Ability (Team-Up)||Star Wars||Normal|
|General Grievous' Wheel Bike||Toy (Vehicle)||Star Wars|
|Forest of Felucia||Customization (Terrain)||Star Wars|
|Skies over Felucia||Customization (Skydome)||Star Wars|
|Rise Against the Empire Power Disc Pack||Princess Leia Boushh Disguise||Ability (Costume Change)||Star Wars||Normal|
|Rebel Alliance Flight Suit||Ability (Costume Change)||Star Wars|
|Y-Wing Starfighter||Toy (Air Vehicle)||Star Wars|
|Slave I||Toy (Air Vehicle)||Star Wars|
- If more than one of the same Vehicle or Mount disc is added to the base, one vehicle or mount will appear for each power disc. If this is done in multiplayer mode, as many vehicles or mounts will appear as the number of players multiplied by the number of power discs.
- In Disney Infinity 2.0, if a team-up disc is used when in multiplayer mode, the summoned character will attack whichever player did not summon them.