Sorcerers of the Magic KingdomKim Inman
There is a new game at the Magic Kingdom that has guests running all over the park with delight! The Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom all starts at the Fire Station on Main St where Merlin recruits you and your family to help him save the Magic Kingdom from Hades and the villains he has recruited to help him. Merlin will give you a Key, five spell cards, and a map to start you on your mission. From there you will be sent to Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, or Main Street USA; just use your map to find the symbol and the portal that will lead you to facing your first villain. You may find Cruella de Vil, the Evil Queen, Dr Facilier, Scar or even Ursula working with Hades trying to take over the Magic Kingdom. Each portal has an identifying brass floor plate and a key hole where you will swipe your card and watch the magic happen! Each game is set to last between 15 and 25 minutes but that can vary due to park crowds and the amount of people playing.
Here are a few notable things about the game.
- Don’t expect to beat Hades on your trip. On my most recent trip to the Magic Kingdom, my son and husband played the game for a few hours. During that time they met a few people who have been playing every day for the past two months and have still yet to beat the game. Now I don’t want this to stop you from playing the game because it is so much fun and has been added to my must do list, but I wanted to warn you to save the hearts of any disappointed little ones.
- Your Key card is attached to your Key to the World card or your park ticket. You can only sign up to play once per day to gather your spell cards. I also recommend everyone in your party to sign up for a key card but to only play with one person’s card. This way you will each be given a pack of spell cards that you can combine and use together. Currently there are 70 spell cards that are being given out. Cards 1 – 22 are considered “rare” if you find yourself with one of these hold on to it, there aren’t many of them out there! Cards 23-40 are uncommon and 41 -70 are common. Each card, when used, will provide an animation from characters young and old. And the more experienced gamer may use up to 7 cards at once for a single spell.
This game has added some special fun to the Magic Kingdom. Whether this is your first visit to the park or your 200th, this game may take you to overlooked places in the Magic Kingdom. It will also give you an opportunity to introduce characters to your young children that they may have never heard of.
Now get to the fire station to get started! I want to make sure the Magic Kingdom is still there for many years to come!