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Villains Beware! New ‘Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom’ Game Coming Soon to Walt Disney World Resort

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    When the new “Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom” game debuts at Magic Kingdom on February 22, it will be up to guests to discover and defeat the Disney villains who are wreaking havoc behind the scenes at the Walt Disney World Resort theme park.


    In this role-playing game, guests become apprentice sorcerers and embark on a challenge to stop these animated villains from stealing one of the four shattered pieces of Merlin’s powerful crystal ball. Armed with spells in the form of special cards, guests follow magic symbols that lead them to different villain hideouts in Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, and Main Street, U.S.A. Once there, apprentices use magic keys to access the villain’s lair, and “spell” cards to halt the evildoers in their tracks.
    Seventy different spell cards are part of this trading card game, and guests will receive five complimentary cards every day they play. Each of the cards features a different Disney character that offers a spell unique to his or her personality. Individually created by Disney artists and trading card game experts, these beautiful cards will become a new Disney collectible and trading opportunity.


    According to Jonathan Ackley, Project Producer & Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering, one of the most exciting aspects of Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is how guests become active players in the game, interacting with Disney characters at an entirely new level.


    “Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom gives our guests a whole new way to become the hero of the Disney story, taking Disney innovation to a new level,” he said. “It’s a great game of discovery and excitement that plays off our wonderful theme park and incredible family of Disney animated characters.”


    Imagineers spent more than four years creating and perfecting this unique experience, which can be played in 15- to 20-minute segments throughout guests’ visits to the Magic kingdom, or continuously for up to three to four hours. More than 95 minutes of original animation was created for Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom – the equivalent of a full-length animated film.


    While trading card games are popular with about 60 million people in the U.S., this is the first time players can experience the challenge at a Disney theme park. Guests of all ages will love the storytelling, the engagement with Disney characters and the discovery of hidden details at the Magic Kingdom.


    Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is included in the price of theme park admission.
     
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    This sounds cool!!!
     
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    So how do you get to play???
     
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    I think these games are like the Kim Possible missions in EP.

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    I'll give it a go when I'm there.
     
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    Please let us know how it is and all...I'm wondering if it is something that I could do with Stephen when we go in April.
     
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    If it's like the KP Missions, you'll absolutely be able to do them with Stephen. He'll probably really dig activating the things in the area.
     
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    yeah he tends to like to push buttons and make things go boom :lol:
     
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    Okay, so I did this when I was there. It was a ton of fun and way better than Kim Possible.
    You need your park ticket and to start you go to the Fire Station next to City Hall or there is a stand behind the Christmas Shoppe. When you do it first you are given a key card, a map and a sealed pack of five cards. You are sent to the first location and scan the key card which brings up an animated screen, you will be told about your quest and where to go next by being given a symbol to locate using the map, you use the cards to cast spells to defeat the villains and help the heroes. I won't explain it all here, but, it's suitable for both adults and kids and the adults take it more seriously than the kids. The cards can be traded and like Pokemon cards (remember them?) can be rare. Each day you go into MK head over to either the Fire Station or Christmas Shoppe and pick up a new pack of cards for your collection. I think Stephen will love it, it is interactive, but, there are no buttons to push.
     
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    Did you ride the rides in between or once you start , you have to finish ? Do you turn in the key card afterwards ? We want to give this a try and are thinking about trying to collect the cards . Do you get more cards once you defeat the evildoers . What does it mean you get to meet the characters ? If Jafar jumps out I better be wearing.a diaper . :lol: seriously I do not like him . I know for an adult that sounds silly .
     
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    I also heard there are three challenges simple, medium and difficult . You start with easy/simple .
     
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    I remember reading this thread last year before anyone had tried it out.
    Has anyone else given it a go? Sounds like it is going to be great fun!
     

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