Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom – Free Disney Fun
We passed the Firehouse and the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game countless times at Walt Disney World on our way to the Harmony Barbershop or the restroom after a parade. I’d always wondered what exactly it was and during our last trip, we decided to check it out.
The Sword in the Stone is one of my favorite Disney movies. Merlin was the central character which made this even more exciting. When we entered the building, they explained the game was a scavenger hunt. We would be fighting villains all over the Magic Kingdom to help prevent Hades from taking over. We would have cards that let us access our “sorcerer powers” in our fights with the villains. There are a few things you have to have to play, and the cast members set you up at the station inside:
- Map – This shows where all of the locations are across the Magic Kingdom. We had seen some before, but some were complete new.
- Cards – You can get one free pack every day. We took complete advantage and got a pack every day we entered Magic Kingdom.
- Magic Band Link – The cast members will link up your magic band so that you can access the challenges.
The cast members take you to an area where you can practice your skills after you receive your cards and link! Merlin walks you through the process of fighting off the villains, and you are ready to get started!
The Sorcerers Maps of the Magic Kingdom take you through Fantasyland, Liberty Square, Frontierland, Adnventureland, and Main Street U.S.A. Each Merlin created Mystic Portals throughout these lands to sense the villains, and each encounter directs you to the next portal for your fight.
We did lose our map at one point, and the cast members at the main Sorcerers location were happy to provide an additional one. For this trip, I was solo with two kids and splitting up “map reading” responsibilities and “card” responsibilities actually worked out really well.
Battling the Villains
At each Mystic Portal, you will find a key where you scan you magic band and a circle of power (in the symbol of the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom) where you stand. The portals guide you through the battle. Sometimes you cast a spell with one of your spell cards and others you hold up your Sorcerers symbol. The kids had a great time picking which spell card to use. You can see the cameras around each portal and just need to make sure that the card is visible to each. We positioned our cards incorrectly a few times. This led to having to battle again. Check out our first glimpse of Maleficent:
The villains we had the pleasure of running out of the Magic Kingdom were:
- Cruella De Vil
- Dr. Facilier – The Shadow Man
Finding the portals was at least 1/2 the fun of the game! We captures some shots at each of the locations to share.
It took us 2 days to finish the game. We played mostly when we were waiting for a fast pass time. Anytime we had about an hour between fast passes, we would try to beat a villain. This game really made being in the park with two kids better. I was worried about what to do while we were between rides, and Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom solved my problem. It also brought us to some locations we usually didn’t see, including Aloha Island where I discovered my daughter’s love for a Dole Whip! Watch our final scene and see us receive our Master Sorcerer title:
Keeping the Fun Going
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is also a card game you can play at home. They sell starter packs at many of the shops. You can also order them off the Shop Disney Parks app if you are off-property. If you happen to be an Annual Passholder, the Shop Disney Parks app will let you get 20% off even when you aren’t at Disney World.
Why You Should Play:
The Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game was perfect for:
Spending time between Fast Passes
- If we had an hour between Fast Passes, it was easily enough time to beat a villian
- Instead of asking “when can we ride Seven Dwarves,” they were focused on taking out Ursula.
Playing a game together as a family
- I loved watching the kids work together to read the map and pick the best spell for their villians
- Disney is all about family time and we loved solving these puzzles together.
Free Disney Activity
- Not much at Disney is free, but this game is included in your theme park ticket.
- You can get a free packet of cards every day you visit so no need to buy extras. You can also trade cards at the Firehouse with cast members. We even traded with a few fellow game-players while waiting for a portal.
Reliving all your favorite Disney Movies
- I was really happy to see a good variety in the villains. I particular loved battling Ratcliffe from Pocahontas with the help with Meeko!
- Depending on how often you visit, you might be looking for a new and fun activity.
Keeps the Magic Alive
- The game remembers where you stop. You don’t have to worry about where to start back up if you aren’t able to finish it one day. It took us 2 days to complete the whole circuit, but we were pretty aggressive about it.
- You can take the free cards home and buy the game board to play even when you are away from Walt Disney World. Our kids are already ready to go back and put their new skills to the test!
I highly recommend taking advantage of the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game the next time you visit. It is free (wow!) and fun. You can continue the magic at home with the game boards and be ready to take on some more villains next time!
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